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Toronto to Niagara Falls - Public transport or hire car?

I have read the answers to a similar question about travelling from Toronto to Niagara Falls. However that question was asked a few years ago and the train systems and traffic congestion in Toronto ...
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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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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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Does CDW insurance include TP option automatically in a car rental contract?

I see in a car rental contract that insurance is CDW. Does it mean that it includes TP (theft protection) option by default or I need to insist to see TP option in a contract with CDW?
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Which drivers license to use in the EU?

My wife is going to rent a car in Switzerland and will be driving through France. She is a French citizen and has a French license, but she has a green card and a US license also. She is residing ...
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What does “Resident” mean in the context of car rental in US?

When one goes to places like Avis (amongst others) to book a car it asks for the country of which you are a resident of and this does seem to change the price. My question is, when they ask for "...
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What consequences may occur as a result of driving a rental car in Austria without an International Drivers Permit?

I have an Australian (English language) drivers licence, but not an International Drivers Permit. What consequences may occur as a result of driving a rental car in Austria without an International ...
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Is it recommended to hire a car in northern Thailand? From whom?

My partner and I are going to be traveling in the north of Thailand for a few days next month. Is it a good idea to hire a car while there? If so, where? I have heard that some car rental services in ...
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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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Crossing the Austria-Czech border in a hire car

Are there any restrictions on hire cars when you cross borders within the EU? I'm thinking about hiring a car in Linz, Austria and driving to Česky Krumlov, Czech Republic (about an hour away) and ...
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Exchanged UK for EU (Spanish) driving license - impact on ability to hire a car

I have held full uk driving license for 30 years and am in the process of exchanging it for a Spanish one. Given that almost all car rental companies require you to have held your license for at least ...
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Free floating car sharing in Prague for travelers

I will go to Prague. I am looking, just in case I may need that, for a car sharing service like car2go, the same you find in Berlin, Wien and Rome. I have tried to google for some, but didn't get ...
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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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Can an Indian national with an International Driving Permit rent a car in Spain / Portugal?

Also, is it possible to rent a car in Seville and drop it off in Algarve? I'm traveling with a bunch of friends to Spain-Portugal, and we are planning to drive down the coast.
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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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Is a German driver’s license valid in Florida? [duplicate]

Morning everyone, I have a German driver's license and am planning to do a trip to Miami for 2 weeks, I was looking online for car to rent and I've found this: General Rental Information Driver's ...
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Can car seats in Berlin only be rented from the airport?

We are currently in Berlin and wanted to rent a car with 2 booster seats for a day trip tomorrow. However, when I phoned up one of the car rental places, they stated that in Berlin you can only rent ...
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Cross-country car rental [closed]

I intend to rent a car at either Berlin or Prague, and drive across Poland, Lithuania and Latvia. I will return the car to the original country of hire. The rental period will be about 10 days. Are ...
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In the US, should I rent a car through travel agencies or directly with car rental companies?

I have no experience in renting cars whatsoever. I was wondering what's the best way to do this in the US? Should I book a car rental on a website like Expedia, or should I book directly from the ...
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Rent car Green Card in Dubrovnik (Croatia)

I am renting a car this summer in Dubrovnik. I will drive to Split and I am considering driving into Bosnia-Herzegovina (Mostar/Sarajevo) and maybe Montenegro. My rental company confirmed that I can ...
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Will renting a car ad hoc in NYC be much more expensive than booking it beforehand?

I will be in NYC and upstate from late June to early July. I'm planning to rent a car for the second half of the stay, but it could turn out I need one earlier. Should I absolutely book a car now to ...
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LDW / LIS for US car rental booked in UK

If I book a rental car for a week in the US through the US website I can pay about $300 which becomes more like $550 if I take Loss Damage Waiver and Liability Insurance. But if I book from the UK ...
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Renting a car in Ireland & Great Britain: 1 rental or 2?

My wife, two kids and I will be traveling in Ireland and the UK Nov. 1st through 21st. We're flying into and out of Dublin. Our plan is to do a clockwise tour: Fly into Dublin -> Belfast -> Scotland ->...
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Car rental prices different for foreigners

I am traveling to Florida from Europe in a few weeks and wanted to rent a car. I found the prices at Budget to be the best for what I want. But something seems off about the offer. I select the dates,...
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How to find car rental companies in Kalibo, Philippines?

How can I find a rental car in Kalibo, Philippines? Google didn't turn up anything useful. Is it even a good idea to try to find one, or should I just take cabs and buses to explore Panay?
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Insurance for car rental in Costa Rica

I am currently in Costa Rica and the guy at the car rental place required us to buy insurance beyond the CDW. So what is actually required for a foreigner to drive a rental in Costa Rica?
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Renting a car on the east coast USA

I am visiting the US later this year. I will arrive in Boston and will spend 1 week travelling down to Virginia for a drag racing event, via Maryland and Washington DC. On the 2nd week I want to ...
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Do car hire companies in the USA generally allow you to pick up cars after hours?

I used a car hire company in New Zealand recently, which had a safe with a code where you could pick up your car key when you arrive after hours. I live in the UK, and don't have much experience ...
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Winter tyres in France, Germany, and Switzerland

I'm planning a car trip on the board of Germany, France and Switzerland. What is the best place to rent a car? I think is an obligation to have special tires in Germany but not in France. If I rent ...
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Why is airport car rental so cheap [closed]

I am in Newcastle and need to rent a car for a few days to go on a trip next week. It’s all proving quite a massive stress, not helped by conflicting advice all over the internet, fake reviews, etc…. ...
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Can I use my probationary Australian driver's license to rent a car in the United States?

I got into this driving thing kinda late, which means I have a probationary driver's license from Victoria, Australia that looks kinda like this: (courtesy Angie Sommer's blog) This basically means ...
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rent car from country to country [closed]

We are interested in traveling from Vienna to Prague, We thought of renting a car in Vienna and finishing in Prague-Czech Republic. The problem is that such rent from state to state costs quite ...
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Car rental cancellation because of lack of winter tires

We are currently in the Pacific Northwest and have a car rental starting tomorrow. After checking with the rental agency I've confirmed that the car does not have winter tires and is in my opinion not ...
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Why are round-trip car rentals much cheaper than one-way car rentals?

Why is it much cheaper to have rental cars returned to the same place as opposed to elsewhere? Never understood this when booking car rentals. If I want to rent a car, and rent it from Location A, ...
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Can a car rental company shut off my car when I cross state lines? (USA)

I am renting a car and am told that if I take it out of the state that they will know and shut off the car. Is this possible?
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Traveling by train from Savannah GA to Charleston SC

I am looking to travel from Savannah, Georgia to Charleston, South Carolina in February. I have done searching and found the following options: Rent a car; probably ~$100 for economy level car, plus ...
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How can I find a one-way car rental from Alaska to Seattle (through Canada)?

I'm having a difficulty in finding one way car rentals from Alaska, which I can return in Seattle. Do all the main rental agencies restrict such one-way rentals, as they involve crossing through ...
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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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Paying French parking ticket from abroad

I got a parking ticket for apparently parking my rental car in the wrong place in front of my hotel. But as I had to leave quickly to get my flight back home, I was unable to pay it in France. I ...
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In which parts of Costa Rica do I need a 4x4 in during dry season? [closed]

I find a lot of comments on cars in Costa Rica recommending 4x4 cars. However, the reasoning is always the heavy rain (earth might move or rivers flooding etc.). On the other hand I found a few ...
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Best way to deal with a rental car in the Domincan Republic? [closed]

I'm spending a week in the DR, arriving at and departing from the airport in Santo Domingo. I'm traveling around the country and need to rent a car for the week. Normally, I would think it best to ...
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How can I rent a car with (1) adaptive (2) HID/LED headlights? [closed]

My grandparents drive slowly at night, but they still prefer adaptive and HID/LED headlights, as these add-ons can only help and their SUV is fitted with them. Presume that the rental car companies' ...
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Can I drive with a European driver's license in California?

I am planning to visit California for a month on a tourist visa. I have a European driver's licence and I would like to rent a car when I get to California. Will I be able to rent a car with my ...
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Driving into a country potentially disqualified by credit card insurance

I've seen credit cards that prohibit using their automatic car insurance on cars rented in Italy—for example, American Express*. In this case, are there any issues with renting a car in, say, Austria (...
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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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Ensuring a car rental reservation is held i.e. that the agency has a car for your when you arrive

I recently booked a car through a price aggregator site. After booking, I immediately received an email stating a reservation confirmation number. When I arrived at the rental agency, they said they ...
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Are prices on car rental comparison sites the “real” price?

Are the prices on car rental price comparison sites (eg: Kayak, Expedia, etc) what you will really end up paying? Or are there a bunch of hidden "extras" or other additional charges that you will also ...
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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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Do you physically need a license to drive in the US?

I am a US citizen and rent a lot. Sometimes, owing to some reasons, I forget to take my driver's license with me. Do you need the actual driver's license to drive in the US? I know my license number,...
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Documents for travelling within the Schengen region

My friend applied for a Schengen visa to Germany. His first port of entry is Copenhagen and then he plans to travel by rented car to Hamburg with other friends. He will spend 2 nights in Copenhagen ...

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