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Cross Border Car Hire

What Is Cross Border Car Hire?

We often get many of our customers wanting to tour Europe and it can be more than inconvenient to have to fly everywhere and hire separate cars, therefore several people seek a company that can do car hire in Europe crossing borders.

The issue with this however is that several companies don’t allow you to do so and if they do it comes at a high additional charge.

If you are wanting to hire a car in one country and drive it into another during the term of your rental this is called cross border car hire. Not every company allow you to do this and those that do often charge a cross border fee to cover any extra insurance required.

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Contact Us About Taking A Hire Car Across Border

One Way Cross Border Car Hire

Another common question we get from our customers is can you hire a car in a country within Europe and drop it off in another country? This is tricky, but not impossible. We can arrange this deal however it depends on what countries you are hiring from as the same rental company needs to be within both of the countries. Please however note that cross border travel across water does not allow you to do one ways, for example this means that if you hire a car within the UK you can’t drop it off anywhere else other than the UK, however you can take it to mainland Europe but you just need to bring it back.

Cross Border Fees For Car Rental

When hiring a car and going across a border most supplier will require a fee, which you pay upon arrival. The price can vary from £10 to £50 typically, however it depends on the rental company that you choose. All companies charge different for this, but we endeavour to always get you the best overall deal to suite your circumstances.

Are There Extra Fees For Multiple Borders?

Planning on travelling across several countries on your trip? Then you’ll be pleased to know that most car hire companies will only charge you the cross border fee once. That being said there are a few that do charge per country, so ensure that you choose one who don’t as this could hike up your costs. We always try and find you the best overall price, regardless of this.

Popular Cross Border Car Hire Locations

The rules on cross border car hire as mentioned previously are different in each country, rental company and even down to the specific branch, so in order to give you the best information we have written pages on specific locations that are popular for cross border car hire which you can find below…

United KingdomSpain
PortugalNorthern Ireland

Please however if you plan on taking a vehicle to another country then you must contact us directly, we will get you the best price but you need to make us aware that you are wanting this deal. Please also note that cross border fees are not listed on the website prices.

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Indigo Car Hire
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 by Jeanette Cheetham
First Class Service

We are regular bookers of car hires for our team. The people at at Indigo are exceptionally helpful. They listen to requirements and find the best cost effective solutions. Great value for money, quick to respond and help out. Our first choice every time.

 by KJ Mills
Perfect x

Great from start to finish ..everything went as they said it would. Delighted with the service ..would defo recommend