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 top of the page, enter your desired pickup and drop-off locations for your one way trip. Fill in the pick-up and drop-off times and dates. Click the "Find Your Car" 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.
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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