There are two types of one way travel with a rental car: domestic and international. One of the conditions of returning a rental vehicle to a different location is a compulsory charge known as a one way car rental fee or "drop fee." This varies in price depending on the rental car company's rate for a prearranged drop-off at a domestic or international location. Thanks to our continuing partnerships with our suppliers, a domestic one way fee is generally free of charge for a trip from one city to another within the same country, as long as a minimum rental period is met. An international one way fee is almost always required for a trip from one country to another country. Unless stated otherwise, it is important to note that rental companies around the world charge an international one way fee, though some companies don't disclose this fee up front. Auto Europe always discloses one way rental car fees.
If extensive travel is on your itinerary, driving your rental car from Spain to France or Italy to Germany will be an inspiring, unforgettable journey across a landscape brimming with ancient monuments, innumerable dining choices, diverse cultures, and exciting celebrations that deliver the ultimate European holiday. Picking up your car in one destination and dropping it off in another allows you to cover more ground and experience more during your trip. For rates, reservations, and information about one way fees call us toll-free at 1-888-223-5555 to speak with a member of our knowledgeable team or get your quote online in minutes. Here's how:
Using the booking form on your left, select your desired pick-up country, city, and location. For your one way trip check the "Drop off at a Different Location" box to enter your return location.
Select your drop-off country, city, and location. Fill in the pick-up and drop-off times and dates, your age, and your preferred transmission type. Click the "Search" button to proceed to the vehicle results page. A disclaimer will appear at the top of the results page advising of potential costs for one way travel.
Continue your reservation by choosing a suitable rental vehicle with a guaranteed low rate.
Once you choose your rental vehicle, the following page provides a brief overview of your rental details and an additional option for Zero Excess Coverage at an additional cost. If you prefer to opt out of additional coverage, click "Continue" to apply payment and if you aren't sure yet but would like to save where you are select "Email Me This Quote." Prior to finalizing your reservation, another disclaimer advises of potential fees for one way travel, and a second overview of your rental details will appear on the same page.
Complete the Contact Information fields by providing your name, date, age, mailing address, e-mail address, and flight information in the event that your flight is delayed or cancelled. Enter optional payment details under Payment Information to pay for the reservation.
Please note that prior to submitting your request, the terms & conditions, and local fees have to be accepted to finalize or save the reservation. The terms and conditions explain what applicable fees and taxes are included and excluded from the rate of your one way car rental. Some fees and taxes are paid directly to the rental car company. If you scroll down to the section entitled Rental Does Not Include under the terms and conditions, a bulleted list explains expected domestic or international one way fees for travel between cities or countries. If you agree to the terms and conditions of the rental, check the terms and conditions box and click "Submit Payment Request."
Once you have successfully generated a booking, you will receive a confirmation email with your voucher number and a PDF of your reservation which is complete with your contact information, rental details, the car rental company's confirmation number. This will also include a detailed breakdown of the terms and conditions of your car rental, advising of inclusions and exclusions. Information about the one way fee will be printed on the voucher. Simply print and present the voucher to the rental car desk to obtain your rental vehicle and start enjoying your time in Europe! See our car rental FAQ for more information.
While any car rental company can take a reservation for a one way rental car in Europe, Auto Europe goes the extra mile to confirm all of the details so there are no surprises when you arrive at your destination. We understand that your trip to Europe is a special occasion, and as European one way car rental specialists with over 60 years of experience helping customers arrange complex (but fantastic!) itineraries, we look forward to making sure your upcoming trip is perfect.
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"I called and talked to a couple of the employees for an international trip I was doing during a study abroad. They were able to look up all the information that I requested in a timely manner and I was able to end up with a vehicle at about half of the price I was originally quoted once we played with pick-up and drop-off locations (I drive through more than one country so hard to be international one way fees that varied a lot by country). I was happy to book everything over the phone after they had answered my questions."