Driving In Europe | Car Hire and Border Crossings
Car hire is a great way to explore Europe. Simply hire a car here in the UK, and off you go! You have the freedom to go where you want, when you want and make as many stops along the way. This means you can explore those hidden gems that are just off the beaten track, plus you can travel with your family and friends without having to worry about public transport or taxi fares.
If you’re looking to explore Europe by car, you may be wondering if you can drive rental cars across borders. The answer is yes – but there are a few things you’ll need to know before you hit the road! In this blog post, we’ll discuss the rules and regulations for driving rental cars in Europe, and how to make the process as smooth as possible.
Can I Drive Rental Cars Across Borders in Europe?
The answer is yes, you can usually drive rental cars in Europe between different countries. But you need to tell the car hire company ahead of time so they know and let you know if there are any restrictions. There may be an extra fee for this, such as cross-border fees (which are typically between 20 and 50 euros), so it’s best to check with your rental company when you book.
Additionally, there may be restrictions on how long you can drive a rental car abroad. For example, some companies may only allow you to drive their rental cars in Europe for up to 21 days. So if you’re planning a longer trip, you’ll need to make sure your rental company is okay with this.
You’ll also need to have the right documents with you when you’re driving across borders. These include your driver’s licence, rented car registration, and insurance papers. Make sure you have these in order before you set off! We will make sure you have all the equipment the Eu requires you to carry.
What Happens When You Cross A Border In A Hired Car?
This will depend on the type of border you are crossing. If you are crossing a hard border (i.e. with passport control and security gates), you will need to go through passport control and customs. This can take a while, so make sure you allow plenty of time if you’re crossing a busy border. You’ll also need to present your rental documents, including the permission letter from the rental company.
If you are crossing a soft border (i.e. without passport control), you will not need to go through any formalities. However, you should still carry your rental documents, ID and driving licence with you in case you are stopped by the police.So there you have it – everything you need to know about driving rental cars across borders in Europe! Just make sure you’re transparent with your car rental provider when you book. When you get on the road, be prepared with the right documents and allow plenty of time for any border crossings. Happy travels! If you would like to rent a car for a trip to Europe, please call us or fill in the form on our contact page.
Disclaimer: Unfortunately our minibuses can not travel abroad at this time.