Have you ever thought about making a car hire booking where you pick up the car in one location, and drop it off in another? Thanks to these so-called one way bookings, you can fly to your first destination, pick up your car, drive to your final destination and fly back home – the perfect arrangement for a road trip!
Auto Europe not only offers one way bookings between different destinations in one country (domestic one ways), but also, in certain cases, one way bookings between two different countries in Europe. This kind of international one way will incur an extra fee, but many would consider that the experience of a European road trip is well worth the price!
Understanding One Way Fees
When you search for a quote on our booking engine that would create a one way booking, we always display a notification about possible restrictions and fees related to one ways. Once you make a booking, our reservation team will review the applicable rules for the chosen supplier and destinations. We will then inform you of the availability of the one way, as well as the possible fee. If you find the fee to be too high, you can always cancel the booking for free.
Domestic One Way Bookings
Whenever you pick up a car in one location and return it in another, you would usually incur a one way fee, depending on the car rental company. More recently, however, thanks to Auto Europe’s long-standing partnerships with car hire suppliers, these one way bookings within one country do not, in most cases, come with any extra cost. The most common requirement is only that the rental is for at least three days.
A great idea, therefore, for maximizing the potential of your car hire booking is to arrange pick-up at one end of a country, and drop off at the other end of the same country. This way you can enjoy a road trip with diverse scenery and sights, but without an extra fee, in most cases.
International One Way Bookings
All car rental companies charge a fee for international one way bookings – ones that start in one country and end in another. Again, we will confirm the availability of your international one way booking and let you know what the additional fee would be. Although the fees some companies charge may seem large, it is good to compare whether this would still save you money as opposed to booking a flight between the different destinations. Not to mention the added benefit of being able to stop to admire the beautiful scenery and lovely towns along the way!
Give Us a Call!
If you would like to compare the one way fees and policies between the different car rental companies we work with, the easiest way to do this is to call our reservation centre on 0800 358 1229. The number is toll-free from UK landlines. Let us help you plan the road trip of a lifetime!