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Renting a car. For renting anything else use the "rental" tag instead.

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Car rental company requests photo of my ID and driving licence [on hold]

Recently, while preparing for my trip i booked a car in Romanian car rental company. After booking, they send me an e-mail, asking me to send photo of my ID and driving licence on unprotected channel (...
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Basque country by bus

We have 2 nights in Bilbao, 1 night in Hondarribia and 1 night in Saint Jean de Luz. We will be in this area a week before the Film Festival and I know everything will be very crowded. I thought of ...
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Can I drive a Swiss-registered rental car in the EU as an EU resident?

There is a post on Tripadvisor from 2016 which claims the following: I hired a Swiss hire car from the airport at Basel on the 30th April. I was asked to sign a waiver that as of 1st May EU ...
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Liability car insurance when visiting Europe from the US

I am visiting England soon and renting a car. I'm very confused as to car insurance while vacationing. I live in the United States and have car insurance and credit cards. I am covered for "Collision ...
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Foreigner borrowing a car from a friend in the UK. Insurance?

I go to the UK, and a friend offers to let me borrow his car for 4 weeks, free of charge. The the friend lives in the UK, it's his car, the car has a UK license and insurance. I am a foreigner in the ...
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Is a visa required if I want to rent a car in Belarus?

I am going to visit Belarus this summer. I am an EU citizen and I will arrive and depart from Minsk International Airport, which is why I don't need a visa. However, when I want to rent a car for a ...
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Two one-way car rentals as round trip

I'd like to rent a car in the US to go from city A to city B (~5-hour drive), and then back from B to A within 1 week. I have no use for the car during the week, but renting one-way is significantly ...
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What removeable dashboard cameras befit car renters? [closed]

My grandparents rent cars whenever they travel to other Canadian provinces for roadtripping. They need a dashboard camera, as someone tried to defraud one of her friends like the following: As CBC ...
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Car rental in Israel without additional insurance

I have car hire insurance. But when booking a car in Israel all companies have always forced me to take an insurance from them. I've never been able to get the price that Kayak shows, which can be ...
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Park pass for Canadian national parks when planning to return a rental car inside the park

I plan to drive a rental car into Banff National Park in Alberta and then immediately return the rental car at the rental car agency in Banff. But I will stay in Banff for another week after returnin ...
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How can I add headlights to a rented car?

I rent cars for her road trips in Canada's backcountry (like Newfoundland), where I drive: only on paved roads (no off-roading), never after sunset, at 20-40 KPH (much slower than the speed limit), ...
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How are driver license minimums applied when a license has recently been transferred between counties?

In many places in Europe, certain car rental agencies have policies that require that the driver have held a driver's license for a certain minimum amount of time (e.g. 1 or 2 year minimums are common)...
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Is there a way to get an International Driver's Permit while outside of your home country?

A Hungarian and Belgian are currently visiting my work in Australia, and they're unable to drive as their licenses aren't in English. In theory an IDP would work, but it's unclear if there's any way ...
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Renting a car without driver's license in Spain

my wife and I are going on holiday to Menorca soon and we were thinking of renting a car. The problem is, she can drive and has a valid drivers license from non-EU country but doesn't have a credit ...
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Does a flexible date car rental price matrix tool exist, a la Google Flights?

I know there are comparison rental tools like Kayak and Expedia, but I'm specifically thinking of a tool similar to Google Flight's flexible date matrix, where they'll show you the lowest prices for a ...
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One way traverse RV from US West to East Coast (or vice versa) [duplicate]

I was planning to go for a 3-4 weeks trip to the USA with a total of 4 people (two couples) in summer 2019. Someone gave me a hint that it would be possible to traverse new RVs from west coast to east ...
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Rented car in Switzerland: fuel and gas station

I'm about to rent a car to travel in Switzerland and I'm unsure what kind of fuel they use there. When you rent a car, do they specify what fuel is used or the entire Switzerland uses the same fuel ...
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What do I need to know in preparing to rent a car for an international road trip in the EU [Prague->Munich->Innsbruck->Vienna->Budapest->Prague] [closed]

I am planning a road trip across 4 countries with a rental car from Prague. I plan to cover Munich, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Vienna, Budapest, Gyor along the way and come back to Prague to end my trip. ...
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Can I rent a car in Sevilla and drive to Portugal? [duplicate]

At the end of may I'm planning to visit Portugal, but, from Italy, I found that it is cheaper to take a flight to Sevilla and then drive to Portugal. Since I want to plan all the trip ahead, I'm ...
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Rented a 9 seater Mercedes-Benz GL but: 'There is no such car' [closed]

I have booked on a well-known website a rental car for 2 weeks for 9 people. According to reservation I should get Mercedes-Benz GL. But there is no such 9-seater Mercedes-Benz GL. Should I call the ...
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Do car rental companies have franchise system?

Do international car rental companies like avis, thrifty etc. have franchise system or do they have their own fleet in each country/city/location?
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Traveling from Warsaw to Kaliningrad

What are the options for traveling from Warsaw to Kaliningrad? Is there a car rental company that allows crossing from Poland to Kaliningrad? In case I travel by car to the Poland side of the border,...
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Renting a car in Iceland for summer travel on main roads: is a “Mini” class car enough?

I am planning a visit to Iceland in early May, when the road conditions should be okay on the main roads. I am planning on just driving the Golden Circle and Southern Iceland to Vik and back as two ...
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Where can I drop a rental car and switch to a train when traveling to New York City from the west?

I am planning a potential trip in the near future where I would be driving a rental car to New York City from Pittsburgh. I will be staying at a hotel near Times Square, but I would like to avoid ...
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Train + rental car as alternative to air travel inside Europe

I live in the Netherlands and I'm planning a holiday in Tirol. I would really like to cut down on air travel. In the past I have traveled from the Netherlands to Croatia by train several times and I ...
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Itaipú and Iguazú in one/two days from Rio

I'll be travelling from Europe to Brazil (Rio). I would like to use this opportunity and see the Water Plant of Itaipu and the Waterfalls of Iguazú as a part of this visit. Now, if it were in Europe ...
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What accurate offline GPS apps are there for the whole island of Cyprus?

I'm going to the island of Cyprus in June and will rent a car at Ercan airport which won't have GPS navigation (the chosen company is literally the only option for me for specific reasons). While I'...
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Does renting a car to explore Palawan make sense?

I am thinking about travelling to Palawan island in the Philippines and spend around 1 week there. I am a solo traveler and I want to explore as much as possible. Does it make sense to rent a car? I ...
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What dangers should I keep in mind while driving in the Dominican Republic? [closed]

I heard a lot of scary stuff about driving in the Dominican Republic. While I realize, that a foreign country can have very very different habits than I'm used to, I wouldn't like to end up in jail ...
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How to rent a car where the second driver cannot be present at rental pickup time?

I'm living in Vancouver and would like to rent a car and go on a road trip with a friend from Seattle. Local car rentals usually allow at least one extra driver for free, but the standard requirement ...
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How to handle Traction Law Alert when driving I-70 through Colorado mountains in a rented AWD?

Today I attempted to get to Idaho Springs, CO from the West in a rented AWD vehicle about 10pm. It was snowing, and my dashboard was showing 23F outside. As I was approaching Vail I saw a number of ...
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Going to Germany, do I need an international driver license?

I'll be going to Germany in May for 3 weeks for a personal trip. However, there's a few places I want to visit that are not accessible by bus or train. I was thinking of renting a car. I was wondering ...
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One way car hire US

I was wondering if someone can tell me whether I can do a one-way car hire in the US. My plan is to hire it in Los Angeles and drop it off in Palm Springs. And possibly again, from Palm Springs to ...
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Driving SUVs in the Namibian desert

In one of the episodes of Grand Tour, Jeremy, Richard and James drive beach buggies on the beach of Namibia. At the end of the show, they thanked the government of Namibia for allowing them to shoot ...
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Do I have to pay VAT on rental car repairs that were covered by insurance?

I rented a car from Sixt in Italy, and it received a minor scratch while parked on a street. The rental car insurance provided by my credit card (MasterCard) covered the damage, but per their policy, ...
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Buying a car in Ireland as a non-resident [duplicate]

Does anyone know how to buy a used car in Ireland as a non-resident? I am Australian and looking to buy one for the Mongol Rally. Insurance can be done, but it seems to register the car you need to ...
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How do rental car companies check if I've had my license for the required amount of time?

Rental car companies almost all have in their terms that the driver must have had a license for some amount of time, usually 1 to 5 years. However, on my driver's license it only shows the date that ...
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Pedal order in vehicles that drive on the left

So this occurred to me a short while ago. I drive a standard in the United States. I know that in several other countries traffic is on the left side of the road instead of the right when you are ...
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Rent a car at Palm Springs airport

I'm going to Palm Springs in March for a conference for 1 week. Then, I will do a small road trip to California. I need to rent a car. I arrive at Palm Springs on the 3rd but I only want to rent a ...
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What exactly is covered with this Icelandic car rental? [closed]

We're going to have an one-week trip to Iceland in March. As we want to travel around the island, we decided to rent a small car. But I'm not sure if everything is covered by the offered insurance: ...
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Can I rent a car in California with an Australian provisional licence (under 25)? [duplicate]

My partner and I are travelling to California next year and we're both under 25 with provisional driver's licences. This means we've been driving independently for less than 4 years and can't drink ...
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Can I enter the Netherlands with a car rented in Germany?

I just booked a car via Check24 for a couple of days, but I couldn't find any information on whether I could drive the car outside Germany, specifically Amsterdam. Is it allowed to drive to the ...
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What car-sharing options exist in Vancouver for foreign license holders?

I will be traveling to Vancouver soon and would like to have the option of using the local car-sharing services. I have a valid EU driving license, an IDP and a credit card with a high limit, so ...
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Car share in Las Vegas?

My boyfriend and I are flying into Las Vegas but would prefer not to rent a car through the usual Hertz, Dollar Rental etc. Does anyone know of a reliable car share program in Vegas? Something where ...
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Does a flexible date car rental price matrix tool exist? [duplicate]

I know there are comparison rental tools like Kayak and Expedia, but I'm specifically thinking of a tool similar to Google Flight's flexible date matrix, where they'll show you the lowest prices for a ...
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How to pay for toll roads when renting a car in Japan? [duplicate]

I have prepared my international driver's license and I'm going to be driving a rental car in Japan this Christmas holiday, around the areas of Tokyo, Nagano, and Mount Fuji. I'm trying to get snow ...
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Do I need an International Driving Permit to drive in California?

Do I need an International Driving Permit to drive in the US? I have read that it depends on state to state. Suppose, for instance, that I need to rent a car in California. I have a valid Italian (or ...
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How to organise a fully flexible one-way car rental in Europe?

Our travel plans are very flexible, so we'd like to rent a car in Geneva, then return it to an unspecified location at an unspecified date. That is, we won't know the return city or end date at the ...
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Thrifty rental car pickup in Vienna

I booked a rental car online from Thrifty, to be picked up at VIENNA MAIN RAILWAY STATION, AM HAUPTBAHNHOF 1 (at least that's what the reservation voucher states). The problem is: Thrifty does not ...
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American renting a car in Europe - what's different compared to domestic rentals?

I'm planning a solo travel trip to Brussels and was wondering if any American / US Drivers license holders have experience booking an airport car rental through Expedia or similar. Currently, I ...