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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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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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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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Rental car insurance in the UK

I will be visiting the UK for two weeks later this year and renting a car. I would rather not pay the extortionate insurance rates that the rental company will charge me for this. I have a valid UK ...
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Inter-country one-way car rental in Europe?

I'd like to rent a car in Germany, drive to Hungary, and return the car there. Do any car rental agencies allow such a thing (without an enormous fee)? I'd consider a fee less than 1-2 days ...
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Can I return a rental car early?

I see lots of info on the web about late returns of rental cars... but can I return the car earlier than the booked time? What about the previous day? I need the car for about 30 hours -- can I book ...
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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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How to decline CDW and LDW when booking a car online?

In a couple of months I will be traveling to Portugal, and I need to rent a car. Since I have a MasterCard Platinum, I can get coverage and save some money by declining CDW and LDW. From MasterCard's ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I check if I'm allowed to take a rental car from Argentina to Chile?

I'm planning to rent a car in Argentina by one of the big, well-known companies. I'm also planning to drive to Chile for a day or two. I know that quite a lot of rental companies explicitly do not ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Is it more economical for a traveller to rent a car or use ZipCar, for Vancouver and Victoria?

My cousin uses Enterprise Carshare (formerly Autoshare) in Toronto, and will be driving for our vacation of 8 days in Vancouver (Please alert me if 8 days are too many) and 4 days in Victoria. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Renting a car in Minsk, Belarus for EU citizens

I am from European Union. I have driving license and IDP (international driving permit) both issued in Denmark. I am considering using latest Belarus visa cancellation for EU citizens, fly to Minsk ...
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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 ...
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Traveling Alone to Europe [closed]

I am planning a solo trip to Europe. I am a U.S passport holder and have an additional non-U.S. passport. I've never traveled by myself and have some questions. Also, the countries I plan to see are ...
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How can I visit areas with unpaved roads in a rental car?

In the southwestern United States, many interesting spots are only reachable via off road trails. Rental car contracts seem always to include a clause that disallows driving on such roads (even when ...
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Long distance (16 hours) car trip with rental car and driver

I want to go to Riverton (WY) from Seattle (WA). Last time I went by flight but this time I want to go (and return) by car. Problem is I do not know driving and all my searches are giving me links to ...
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What do I need to know to rent a car in Panama?

I'm considering a vacation to Panama in the somewhat-near future. (Partly because this would force me to finally learn Spanish, which has been on my to-do list for years ;) Things would probably be a ...
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Can I hire a car and drive from Berlin to Gdansk? [closed]

My wife and I would like to drive from Berlin to Gdansk but can't find any car rental companies that will allow this.
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Do any rental car companies provide pickup at the Amtrak Union Station in LA?

Do any rental car companies provide pickup at the Amtrak Union Station in LA? I'll be arriving at 9:00 PM with my 5-year-old son, so I'd rather not have to then take the subway to LAX or walk ...
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Why is it harder / more expensive to rent cars with automatic transmission in Europe?

I know that it is more expensive / harder to find a car with an automatic transmission to rent, but why is that the case? My first guess would be that autos are more expensive to buy, and that any ...
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If I visit Los Angeles, am I better off renting a car or not?

California has a pretty notorious reputation for having bad traffic, so I am wondering if it would be worth my time to rent a car when I visit there. If I stay within the LA area, is public ...
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What is the most common transmission type for rental cars in Japan?

What's the prevalent type of gear transmission on rental cars in Japan (Hokkaido specifically), manual or automatic ? If it's manual, are there restrictions ? Assuming I have an International Driving ...
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Is it safe to drive in Morocco if you don't understand Arabic?

Because of the risk of malaria in Thailand we are now considering going to Morocco. I have read some interesting journeys by car in this country. When I searched on Google image for "traffic signs ...
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Question on minimum age for rental cars in USA

I am going to San Francisco on study trip around April. We have the possibility to stay longer in the USA. We only need to get to Los Angeles. So we looked for a rental car because we would like to ...
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Can I take the credit card of my father to Portugal?

I'll travel to Portugal soon, I'm going to rent a car in Lisbon. This rental car agency ask for a credit card to rent a car. I live in Switzerland. I'm a student and I can't get a credit card in my ...
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Is there something like a matrix car rental search engine?

Today, I was looking for cars to rent in the states. Therefore I had to use several search engines of different companies. A better way would be to use a matrix search engine like the ones used for ...
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What paperwork is needed to cross non-EU Balkan borders with a rental car?

Obviously when travelling by public transport, all I need to cross non-EU Balkan borders (meaning Albania, Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia) is my identity card. However, what if I ...
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Driving in Iceland: a good idea?

For this summer I am thinking about going to Iceland. I would like to fly to Reykjavik, spend some days there, then rent a car, travel around the island and then fly back home. Now I have a few ...

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