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A one way trip in Europe with a rental car can be a great thing. Start off in one city and head off to see places you have always dreamed of visiting, to experience different cultures and landscapes, while making your way towards your final destination.
However, with the convenience of a one way rental, depending on where you start and finish your self-adventure, there may be fees involved.
There are various main factors that car hire suppliers use to establish the one way rental fee including:
While in some cases a one-way rental can be the most affordable way of travelling from one place to another, there are often situations where the fees are quite high, even making it cheaper to catch a flight. However, the downside to flying is missing all the amazing scenery and excitement that comes with a self-drive adventure.
The solution is simply to plan a logical itinerary for your holiday and decide what will work best for you. For example, if you are travelling in a large group, then a high one-way fee may still work out better value than airfares. Not to mention the convenience of having the one car the whole time.
To avoid one-way fees, there are a few things to consider including:
For example: a one way between Paris and Rome can be divided into two rentals, Paris to Nice, and then San Remo to Rome. You could then catch a train between Nice and San Remo, saving the international one way fee.
Alternatively if you are looking at hiring for a duration that's between 21 and 175 days, then our Euro-Leasing program has you covered. Euro-Leasing provides you with many attractive inclusions during your long term hire, allowing you to drive through Europe in a brand new tax free left hand drive vehicle from Car-2-Europe Peugeot, Renault Eurodrive, Car-2-Europe Citroën or Car-2-Europe DS! For more information contact us today.
Planning your trip properly may in fact end up saving you money and prove to be more convenient. Take a look at our FAQ's page for other helpful information on European car hire.
Contact DriveAway for more information on one way rentals in Europe and to book your self-drive holiday today!
This information is to be used as a general guide only as terms and conditions vary between each supplier. Contact DriveAway for full terms and conditions. Last updated: 12 February 2020