Car Hire with Cross Border
Renting a car for traveling abroad can sometimes be very useful if you are planning to travel to neighboring countries. During your travels especially when you want to visit certain countries one by one, a rental car can be essential if you do not want to waste too much time on the public transportation. In addition, the rental car trip allows you to be completely free and map out your own route without having a rush for catching bus or train times.
While renting a car, you can specify different pick-up and drop-off locations. Sometimes if you specify a different departure city from the destination city, you can see that the rental amount will increase; generally, it depends on the distance between the two cities.
It's easy to look at these possibilities on Carla and compare easily the prices. During a trip, it can be interesting to get your rental car from one city, make a tour and make your drop off to another city, without having an obligation to return to your start point. This is a great experience especially when you are traveling in Europe.
A rental car tour in the United States or Australia can easily last a month without the driver having to cross the border with a rental car. But in Europe, where small countries line up next to each other, it's a different story!
It's better to think about the border crossing before you leave. Depending on the country, the length of your trip and the prices, it is sometimes more advantageous to rent a vehicle in each country and not to cross the border with a rental car.
The conditions for crossing borders depend on the countries and the car rental companies. In the north and west of Europe, this is not usually a problem. For the passage between Eastern Europe and Western Europe, there are differences according to each company.
However, border crossings are usually allowed only with certain categories of vehicles and often generate additional costs. We advise you to estimate in advance the total price of your trip.
It is also important to check the insurance of your rental car is valid in neighboring countries. If not, we highly recommend getting a supplementary insurance.
If you need further assistance regarding crossing border with a rental car or general terms of car hire, just ask your question to us and we’ll get back to you right away.