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Renting a car in one country and return it in another one (Europe)

I would like to rent a car in Denmark (Copenhagen), travel for a few days (less than a week) and return it in Italy (or in Germany, like Munich for example). Is it possible to do something like that? ...
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Can I still rent a car through Hertz that filed for bankruptcy?

I would like to rent a car in Budapest airport in late September through Hertz. I have heard that Hertz has filed for bankruptcy in May 2020. Am I am still able to rent a car through Hertz?
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Validity of driver's license in a EU country

I'm a citizen of a non-EU country but currently live in an EU country for more than 1 year (not a permanent residence). I don't have a driver's license from the country I currently live in but holds a ...
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Can I keep Hertz Gold Plus Rewards points from expiring?

The Hertz rental car company has a loyalty program called Gold Plus Rewards, You earn points for each rental, which can be redeemed for future rentals. A note on my account statement says: Points ...
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Car insurance for Northern Cyprus

I'm planning to rent a car in the Republic of Cyprus, and then, travel to the Northern Cyprus. Budget doesn't allow to travel to the Northern Cyprus, so either Europcar or Sixt is my choice. However, ...
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Offroad / 4x4 car rental with camping equipment in Morocco [closed]

I am planning to visit Morocco for some weeks. While I find a lot of SUVs to rent, it is hard to find a proper 4x4 car so far. My favorite would be a Toyota Hilux or similar, like it is found in ...
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How to get a IDP as a Chinese driving license holder and translating license?

My partner is a Chinese citizen studying in the UK. We're planning on holidaying in Sardinia and would like to rent a car there. She can drive and holds a Chinese Driving License. Having spoken to ...
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Can I modify a U.S. rental car reservation from one-way to round-trip (or vice versa) while the trip is in progress?

I want to rent a car in Maryland so I can drive to a car dealership in Ohio and test-drive a different vehicle. If I choose to buy the vehicle from the dealer, I would like to drive it back home. If ...
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How clean should a rental car be returned?

I have been charged a "vehicle cleaning fee" for a rental car return. The rental car office "believes the car requires more cleaning than usual". I have frequently returned cars much more dirty than ...
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Is it necessary to pay extra for navigation when renting a car in the US?

This is a relatively straightforward question. I'm scheduled to visit the US in a couple of weeks. It's been around 15 years since I've been there, and I don't remember much as my parents had taken ...
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Are different offices of same car rental chain (Sixt) in Germany really different?

I have arranged to rent a car from Sixt in Munich, Germany. It was two months ago and i don't remember if the car rental near the Central Station (Haubtbahnhof) did not have the car i wanted, if the ...
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How much are the mandatory undisclosed fees for car rentals in Mexico?

I've booked a car from Avis in Cabo which looked suspiciously cheap at $41 for 3 days: Looking for information online it seems that it's a common bait-and-switch scheme where you're shown a low price ...
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Driving from Jasper, Canada to Calgary, Canada?

I'm currently planning a trip in Canada. We'll be flying into Vancouver from Los Angeles, then taking the VIA Rail from Vancouver to Jasper. The plan was to rent a car at Jasper then drive to Calgary. ...
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Is there any business in Santiago, Chile that rents cars on December 25 evening aside from the car rental businesses located at the SCL airport?

I had booked a car at Santiago International Airport (SCL) with Budget but they actually didn't had any car for me when I arrived. None of the car rental businesses located at the SCL airport have any ...
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No rental cars available even though the booking is confirmed

A non-US resident booked a car for the US (San Diego) and got a confirmation from rentalcars and Hertz. When he tried to pick it up, (it was yesterday, on Dec. 24) he was told that no cars are ...
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Car rental in Germany - are winter tyres included?

I'm going to rent a car in Frankfurt, Germany in December-January. Can I assume that any car is to be equipped with winter tyres? (Reason I'm asking is that some web sites clearly state that winter ...
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In practice, does one need an IDP to rent a car in Mexico?

I'm going to Cabo San Lucas soon and would like to rent a car for a few days while I'm there with my friends. I have a US driving license which is presumably accepted down there, but my friend has a ...
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Hire car vs public transport in Israel for 1 week visit

I am planning a trip to Israel for the first days in January. Arrive in Tel Aviv and spend 1-2 days there. Visit Jerusalem for 2-3 days and possibly a few days in the north as well. At the moment, I ...
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Renting a car in the US without a US credit card

Consider the following scenario. A group of five people needs to rent a car (in California) for two weeks. Four people live outside the US (they came on a B1/B2 visa) and the fifth (temporarily) ...
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How can one reserve a car at Bagan City prior to entering Myanmar?

I (French citizen with French, US and international driving licenses) would like to reserve a car for ~24 hours in Bagan City, Myanmar. I'm not in Myanmar yet and I would like to book the car before ...
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Rent a car for a day and leave it in another city in Italy

I want to rent a car in Italy, is it possible to take it in one city and leave it in another one? In this case, from Bari to Naples. Also, is there a minimum number of days for a rental? Probably one ...
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Does driving a car in Malaysia require an International Drivers Permit/IDP?

Short and sweet: Does driving and/or renting a car in Malaysia require an International Drivers Permit (IDP)? (Assuming you don't have a Malaysian driver's license, that is.) Information on the ...
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Is there a way to check for traffic tickets on a rental car before leaving Italy?

I want to know if it is possible to check for traffic tickets on a rental car during the period of the rental in Italy. I am talking about tickets where the driver is notified by letter, such as ...
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Is my Visa Gold considered as debit or credit card for car rental?

I have Visa Gold card like this. I want to rent a car and I found an interesting offer with Hertz but there is a mention that debit cards are not acceptable, only credit ones. With my Visa Gold I ...
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Are car rental contracts provided in English?

Renting a car we need to sign a rental contract. If I rent a car in non-English speaking countries (Spain, Portugal) do the international rental companies like Avis, Hertz, Europcar provide an English ...
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Car hire in Austria with ski equipment

I'm looking at car hire in winter season (January 2020) and I have found it difficult to find a reasonable priced car with options for ski/snowboard roof rack and snow chains. Europcar is the cheapest ...
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Can I drive in California on a valid Indian driving licence?

Can I drive in California on a valid Indian driving licence? The drivers license is in English and I will be on a temporary visitors visa for about 15 days. I would like to rent a car to drive around. ...
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Octane level for rental car [closed]

Hi I've been using a rental car for the past few days and it's a full to full type of deal. They asked me to fill it up with 95 octane fuel. This seems to me like a bit overkill, I'm wondering if I ...
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What is a time/km charge on a car rental?

I am looking to rent a car in Panama City, Panama via Thrifty. I went to their website, panamathrifty.com, and put in the desired information (mid sized car, start/end dates, etc...) and was delivered ...
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booking flights to iceland when wanting to arrive and leave from different cities [closed]

I will be going to Iceland for a couple of weeks in Feb. Is it possible to fly into Akureryi and rent a car and then fly out of Keflavik? Is it alot more expensive to do it this way? Do I need to ...
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Multiday parking in San Francisco

I'm taking a road trip round California, with a four night stay in San Francisco. I will have a rental car for the duration of my stay but don't want to drive in San Francisco, apart from arriving and ...
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One Way Car Rental in Italy - Romantic idea or completely mad?

I am flying into Italy with my husband and 2 friends to go on holiday. We are landing in the north and leaving from Brindisi airport in the south. We plan to spend a few days in/near Venice, and then ...
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Booking rental car for later than planned return time, if no early return fees apply

Example: Suppose you book a car for say 10 days, you take it at 4PM of the first day, and you know you are going to return it at 9AM on the 10th day (e.g. because your plane lives at 11AM). Question: ...
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How to check overspeeding fine if any in Norway [closed]

I would like to check if there are any overspeeding fines levied on me as I have been driving rented car of Hertz for last 7 days.
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Renting car in Mexico, are there any hidden fees on the online fares?

I am considering to rent a car in México and found some reasonable fares online. I saw a couple of videos though that mentioned that to those prices a fee was added when picking the car. Apparently ...
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Why was my reservation lowered?

I rented a car for 5 days (Sun-Fri) but now just realized that I needed to make a modification. I need it for six days instead (Sat-Fri) but the price lowered by $6. What's going on?
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Passport Requirement to Rent a Car

I was surprised that an Amsterdam auto rental required a passport, despite making the reservation through Expedia.com. I have no objection to requirement: I am left wondering: What practical purpose ...
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Providing proof of CDW from credit card when renting a car

According to this article on AwardWallet: The easiest and fastest way of obtaining proof of coverage from your credit card provider is to call the Benefits Administrator and request it. You can ...
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Driving from Bulgaria to Greece

I'm a US citizen driving from Bulgaria to Greece in a rented car. Where can I cross the border and what paperwork will I need?
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How can I specify a fuel type when renting a car

I am planning on renting a car in Germany and will cover approx. 1,500 km. I notice that diesel is significantly cheaper in Germany than petrol, so hiring a diesel car will save me a bit of money. ...
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Does it make sense to rent a car when in Paris? [closed]

Are there considerable traffic jams in Paris? I wouldn't like to waste most of my time in traffic jams. Is taxi a better option for a short term visit of Paris, like 3 days.
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How can I pre-book a taxi in Schiphol Airport?

Next week: If I choose to take a Taxi from Amsterdam to Centraal Station (destination = Rennaisance Hotel): a decision must be made which service is to be used. I understand that it is possible to ...
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Ireland, car hire & SCDW

I'm planning a touring trip of Ireland, arriving at Knock airport, so need a hire car. I've read all the warnings about the hard sell of SCDW that I'll probably get when picking the car up, and I'll ...
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What is this and what is the purpose of it? [closed]

I saw this one in my rent a car but I am not too sure the purpose of it as no heat is going out of it? Is it just decoration?
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Why are car rentals in Switzerland & Austria so expensive (yet so cheap in Italy)?

I'm planning a 4-week trip next summer and have noticed that renting the car (via autoeurope.com site) in Switzerland or Austria is much more expensive (approx 1200 USD) than Italy or Germany (approx ...
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Flight arriving at Terminal 3 at Dubai; picking up car from Terminal 01

I'm arriving at Dubai into Terminal 3 and the Europcar desk is in Terminal 1. Is the desk airside or landside (before or after immigration)? Can people pick the car up from Terminal 1 if they are ...
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Short term car rentals in Japan

I used a short-term car rental (Car2Go) on my last trip, it's very convenient for short drives or in areas with sparse public transportation. I'm wondering if there's a similar service in Japan that's ...
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Is there a search engine for renting an electric car?

There are several companies that rent electric cars, and there are several websites that compare companies that rent Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) cars. But are there websites that compare ...
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Driving in Dusseldorf´s low emission zone

I will rent a car in France and travel to Dusseldorf and Cologne. Do I need a emission sticker to enter those cities? If so, there is a physical store where I can buy it, instead of buying it online? ...
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Amsterdam: parking a rental car downtown

I am visiting relatives in Amsterdam area in mid June and contemplating lodging in either downtown or near the airport. I will need a car or similar service to visit relatives. That being said, a ...

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