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Best way to reach Mokra Gora and the Tara National Park from Belgrade

I am trying to figure out what's the best way to reach Mokra Gora and the Tara National Park from Belgrade. I see there are trains running from Belgrade to Užice but I am worried getting a taxi from ...
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Land Border Crossing in the Balkans

I'm looking to plan a 2 week trip in the Balkans in December. Will be landing in Sarajevo and was hoping to drive through Montenegro, Serbia, and back to Sarajevo. I heard that you need car rental ...
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If a I rent a car in Zurich, Switzerland, can I return the car in Lauterbrunnen?

4 adults are landing in Zurich, renting a car and traveling to Germany, then Austria and back to Switzerland, staying in Wengen, which is a no-car city, so we want to return our car in Lauterbrunnen. ...
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Do I have to pay VAT charges on a rented car that wasn't insured?

I rented a car and it got a minor scratch while being parked on a street, but the rental car company covered the bill after I provided my credit card. But per their policy, they do not pay for VAT ...
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What is the simplest way to book a rental car in Tahiti?

I've been using major sites like rentalcars, expedia and multi-search engines kayak, skyscanner, momondo everywhere else, but for Tahiti, they don't return any results. I can see the usual Hertz, Avis ...
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Drive from Hong Kong to Macau, without entering Mainland China

As a foreigner, without a Chinese visa, is it possible to drive a rental car from Hong Kong to Macau? Does the Zhuhai-HK-Macau bridge enter Mainland China? (I don't normally require HK or Macau visas)....
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Which Dubai car rental companies allow driving to Oman?

I am planning a trip from Dubai to Musandam in Oman. I would like to drive. I asked Europcar, but they don’t allow driving outside the UAE. It is painful to email each and every rental company to ask ...
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Is internationaldriversassociation.com legitimate?

I am considering two trips: UAE South Korea I hold an Indian driving license. Both these countries require that I have an IDP (international driving permit), to rent a car. I found a website that ...
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Is it possible to receive a traffic fine from Spain with a 50% discount?

After some holidays in Baleares Islands (SP) this Spring, I received a letter from some agency informing me of a (small, < 100€) traffic fine. There is a photo of the rental car and the date ...
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What are the practical differences between Avis and Budget?

Avis and Budget are both subsidiaries of Avis Budget Group. When I travel they often share one rental desk at the airport. Running quotes through their respective websites they typically offer the ...
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Car rental - how do I book additional drivers as an Australian?

Most (if not all) car rental agencies I've encountered living in Australia add additional drivers as standard for free (so long as certain criteria are met). Though I've mostly used these for hiring ...
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Driving a rented car in the U.S. as a 23 year old with a german driver's license

I know it will most likely depend on the specific rules of the rental company, but is it generally possible in the U.S. for a 23 year old person with a german driver's license to either rent a car ...
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Rent a car in Toronto and drive in the US with EU driving license

I am an EU citizen about to rent a car in Toronto with Alamo or Hertz and drive to the US East coast. I hold an EU driving license. My understanding is that I don't need an IDP to drive in Ontario and ...
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Traveling in December (Italy and Switzerland) - By Car

Everyone! I'm planning a trip from Milan with a rental car in December (11), to Germany (Munich), via Austria. From Munich, I go to Liechtenstein, then to Switzerland, arriving in the city of ...
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Car rental in San Diego airport

I'm looking for a car rental company in San Diego airport that would have a specific model which is usually rare for rentals to have (Mazda CX-5). Anyone knows if any company holds them? Otherwise ...
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Any caveats in renting an electric car in Lyon?

We are going to rent a car in Lyon in August for about a week. We will live in Albertville, and are going to explore the area, including travel to neighbour countries (Geneva, maybe Turin). I see that ...
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Car rental not honouring agreed price

Before arriving in Dubai I agreed a car rent with a rental company. Agreement included the price and some car options. Upon arriving the person handing over the car asked for a higher price, and the ...
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Visiting Uzes (Uzès), France. Ideas for transportation, things to do

I'm visiting Uzès for about 1 month. Coming from California. I want to rent a car. Do folks have recommendations on how to get there? Based on my research, I assume fly into Paris and take a train and ...
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Car insurance for renting car outside of United States (France)

I'm planning on renting a car in France for about one month. I live in the United States and my insurance company (State Farm) states that their coverage does not extend beyond the U.S. and Canada. ...
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How to calculate cross border fees for rental cars in the Balkans?

I'm a Turkish citizen planning a visa-free travel in the Balkan countries and I'm planning to rent a car starting and ending in Skopje, North Macedonia and travelling to Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia ...
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Travelling to US by rental car from Canada - NOT Canadian Citizen

I'm looking to do a quick round trip to US from Canada by land, driving a rental car. Are there any additional documents needed to cross the border given that I'm not a citizen of Canada? Any ...
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Best car rental at Corfu (CFU) airport [closed]

I'm looking for best car rental option at Corfu. I have gone through numerous sites, reviews and I just cant figure out what is the safest option, because every company I have found, that sites like ...
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How can i get from Rome or FCO airport to Napoli in the early hours (1:00 AM to 4:00AM)?

My flight arrives to FCO airport in Rome around 1 AM and I want to get to Napoli. I could not find any trains that operate overnight and the earliest bus is at 4 AM. I also could not find any car ...
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Europe: procedure when rental car breaks down far from its base

I'm considering renting a car in France for a longish road trip, including crossing into other countries. I was wondering what is the usual way that things work if the car breaks down (either ...
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Rental car company said they were putting a hold but charged instead. Should I file a complaint?

I rented a car in Turkey. The rental company said they would put a (~$1200) hold on my credit card in case of damage and that they would release the charge assuming there were no problems. I just ...
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Traveling to Tenerife with bikes vs car rental

Hello fellow travelers! In a couple days we're travelling to Tenerife for 2 weeks (me and my wife). We'll be carrying two bike suitcases plus a single, big regular suitcase. We'd like to rent a car ...
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Car rental insurance third party liability vs third party damages

I have insurance with my car rental and it says we have third part liability, but in the "not covered" section it says third party damages. What does this mean for us in simple terms, should ...
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Which EV roaming networks are important for rental EV travel in Washington, Oregon, and California?

I am going to rent an electric car in British Columbia, and take a brief road trip through Washington state (USA). Future trips might take me through Oregon and California. I do not own or use an ...
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American renting a car in the UK - Can I rent from the .co.uk site?

I live in the United States, and I'm traveling to the UK with my family this spring. We're planning to rent a car at Heathrow for 6 days, but I'm finding wildly different prices when I look at the UK ...
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How to get from Trieste to Rijeka in the morning, and back in the evening?

I am making travel plans for May 2023 and will be spending some days in Trieste. I would like to make a day trip from there to Rijeka, probably on a weekday (the most likely candidate is the 8th of ...
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How is the land border crossing when driving a rented car between Balkan countries as a French citizen?

I may be in Dubrovnik, Croatia this May. I plan to rent a car in Dubrovnik (or somewhere easy to reach from Dubrovnik) and travel to the nearby Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, ...
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How can get I car insurance for a car that I plan to rent in Dubrovnik, Croatia and drive to the nearby Balkan countries?

I may be in Dubrovnik, Croatia this May. I plan to rent a car in Dubrovnik (or somewhere easy to reach from Dubrovnik) and travel to the nearby Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo, North Macedonia ...
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During the winter is it safe to rent and drive a small hatchback in Toronto/Montreal?

We were planning to visit Toronto for a few days and thought of renting a small car (Kia Rio/Chevrolet Spark or similar) during the Winter. The plan is to visit Niagara Falls and visit Montreal and ...
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Can a 19-year-old drive a New York rental car in Ontario?

I need a cheap way to move out from college in Toronto and go home to Connecticut, and the minimum age to rent a car there is 20. However, the minimum age in New York is 18, and most companies permit ...
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What are the reasons to add an additional authorized driver for rental cars in the USA?

In the past, when my friends have rented cars, they have allowed me to drive. I, on the other hand, have always added additional drivers with the rental company, and paid like $15 per day extra. I ...
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Can we walk to Blue car rental from KEF airport?

I am planning to land in KEF (iceland) early in the morning and depart before 8 AM. So I was wondering whether I can walk to the Blue car rental pickup and drop off locations from the airport or do I ...
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Renting a car in Costa Rica with Annual Car Hire Excess Insurance from the UK

I get that in Costa Rica you need to purchase the Liability Protection, but I'm wondering if I can waive/not buy Car Protection (as it's called on the adobe car rental website) by purchasing Annual ...
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Best/Cheapest way to go from Washington DC to NYC, Manhattan

I am in Washington DC right now and want to go to Manhattan, NYC in the next few days. I searched for flights and the prices seemed very high to me for such a short time distance (compare to the West ...
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Years of experience when hiring a car - would a motorbike license count?

My partner has driven a motorbike for many years, but only qualified to drive a car in November last year (~9 months ago). He would like to hire a car whilst on vacation in Portugal, but most car-hire ...
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Is it possible to rent a car in the US and return it in Canada?

I plan a trip from NY City - Upstate NY - Buffalo - Niagara Falls - Toronto. When leaving the City I want to rent a car to get to the different locations, and since I will fly back home from Toronto, ...
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Can I use another company's code to rent a car, and use my credit card insurance?

I plan to rent a car using my Friend's employee code. My credit card covers CDW( Collision Damage Waiver) and I think that's what the company covers too. So will my credit card cover the insurance ...
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Car rental: why don't US drivers' licenses show first issue date? [closed]

It's a common issue I came across mostly in Europe. I've been driving for 15 years and every time I rent a car, they are looking at the date I renewed my driver's license. Naturally, I renew my ...
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Renting a vehicle in Iceland during the winter?

I am planning a visit to Iceland during the winter and assume that I might need a 4x4 to travel on the ring road. My questions are; Can we rent a vehicle prior to visiting Iceland or should we do it ...
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What is the fastest way from Zurich to Milan

I have an event in Milan My flight transit in Zurich before MXP in Milan I am thinking this can be a great opportunity to enjoy the Swiss views and drive to Milan from Zurich I checked for car rental ...
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Are there highway tolls between Vienna and Salzburg?

I plan to rent a car in Vienna and drive to Salzburg and back. Google maps suggests driving through A1 road but indicates This route has tolls. I know that in Austria one needs to buy a toll sticker,...
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Rental Fees for Hertz Rewards Redemption

I'm planning to book a rental, and I have some points saved up with Hertz that would cover my trip. When I set up the reservation, it shows the full rental amount, even though I have selected the ...
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Costa Rica: How necessary is a 4x4 car?

We are going to visit Costa Rica in the following months. I have been reading a lot about how necessary is a 4x4 car or a standard car could be enough. Some of the pages I read say one thing, some ...
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In the USA, how are electronic tolls handled for a rental car?

I will be driving in the US with a rental car, and going through some toll roads. In my understanding there are some roads which accept only electronic payment, so in that case how will it work for us ...
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Can you pick up a Sixt rental car after the start time?

I have a rental car from Sixt booked for a day (9am–9pm) in an upcoming holiday to Greece. However my plans have changed meaning I'll pick up the car at 1pm instead of 9am. Is it typical to have some ...
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Renting EVs on the Canaries

As Bali seems to be a bit complicated at the moment regarding entry requirements and quarantining, I've been looking for alternatives. I've come across the Canary Islands and really like the idea of ...
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