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    Car Hire Europe

    Europe Car HireCompare all the major car hire companies in one place and make booking your car hire easy with Auto Europe. With over 60 years of experience in car hire and access to all the best deals worldwide, book your European car hire with Auto Europe today and save!

    Book With the Top Car Hire Suppliers in Europe

    Auto Europe works with the top, trusted suppliers in the industry in order to provide our clients with the best possible car hire experience. With over 60 years of experience in the car hire industry, we are able to guarantee the best rates on car hire in Europe through our unique relationships with suppliers such as Avis, Europcar, and Hertz in our locations across the continent. Whether you are in need of a traditional car hire, a luxury vehicle, or a passenger van, Auto Europe can help make your travel plans a reality with our low rates and high quality service. Compare prices from our top car hire suppliers in Europe and no matter who you choose, Auto Europe will be there every step of the way.

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    Frequently Asked Questions on Car Hire in Europe

    Can I hire a car in Europe if I am under 25?

    Renters between the ages of 21-25 will have little trouble hiring a car in Europe. Travellers should be aware if they are under 25 and hiring a vehicle they may incur an additional daily charge known as a "young driver surcharge."

    Can I use third party insurance for my car hire in Europe?

    Major credit card companies, like Visa, MasterCard, Discover and AMEX, do offer car hire insurance plans that vary by the card and provider. Compare insurance plans and find out what coverage is available for your travel plans.

    Contact Auto Europe - EuropeCan I book a one-way car hire in Europe?

    Yes, Auto Europe offers great rates on one-ways in Europe in our booking engine to request a free quote and check multiple drop-off locations to find the best rate for your travel plans.

    Driving in Europe

    Although Europe is the smallest continent in land surface area, it is a historical and cultural melting pot. You don't have to drive very far to find yourself in a different country with profound cultural differences, languages and landmarks. There are 23 official languages of the European Union and many more minor languages spoken throughout the continent, and a local phrasebook will be a handy addition to your luggage.

    Europe's ancient roots and turbulent twentieth century is embedded in the continent, from the impressive sites of classical Rome to the poignant artwork on the Berlin Wall ruins, and there are plenty of landmarks in between to feed the appetite of culture-lovers. If you visit in the winter months, the Alps are home to world-class ski resorts, although resorts in Eastern Europe are increasingly popular as a quieter, cheaper alternative.


    Outside of the UK, you will drive on the right-hand side of the road. Each country can have slightly different driving rules, so to be safe, ensure you familiarise yourself with the legal driving requirements, road symbols and stick to the legal speed limit, which can vary widely. You can download Auto Europe Driving Guides for free which provide useful information and tips for a smooth driving holiday.

    Licence Requirements

    Many European countries require you to carry an International Driving Permit to drive and to be able to hire a car. This document is a special permit for tourists and, in conjunction with a valid domestic driving licence, allows motorists to drive internationally without sitting further tests.


    Many of the highways and motorways connecting the big cities in Europe are some of the best in the world for quality and flow, but this comes at a cost, with a lot of European countries operating toll fees on certain roads. Toll booths may be a familiar sight, where payment is made along the road being charged for. The price charged varies between countries and can change depending on the size of your vehicle, the road used, and also the distance travelled. Fees in some European countries are administered by a system of toll stickers displayed on the windscreen. This system operates in countries including Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland.

    Useful Distances around Europe

    • London to Paris - 450km
    • Paris to Monaco - 952km
    • Monaco to Rome - 684km
    • Berlin to Prague - 351km
    • Amsterdam to Brussels - 202km
    • Athens to Sofia - 814km

    Car Hire in Europe with Auto Europe

    Book your car hire in Europe with Auto Europe over our safe, reliable and secure online booking system. Our exceptional customer service and Beat Rate Guarantee assure the best savings and quality of service on your car hire. For more information, read our Car Rental FAQ page, read our Terms and Conditions, or Contact Us.

    Additional Transportation Services in Europe

    No matter what your travel plans are, Auto Europe can provide the ideal mode of transportation. We take pride in providing our customers with the guaranteed lowest rates in the industry for their transportation needs. Use our booking engine at the top of the page to compare daily car hire rates with luxury, motorhome, van or any type of transportation to find the ideal option for you and your travel party.

    Luxury Car Hire Europe
    Luxury Car Hire Europe -  Take to the streets of Europe in style with a luxury car hire. Compare rates between Mercedes, Audi, Porsche, Maserati, and more to find the ideal vehicle for your trip to Europe. Start comparing rates for your trip today!
    Van Hire Europe
    Van Hire Europe -  Customers travelling in large parties or transporting large/heavy luggage may find a van hire the ideal option for their time in Europe. Auto Europe has great rates on small, medium and large van hires in Europe. Find rates, capacity, detailed specs and more with Auto Europe.
    Motorhome Hire in Europe
    Europe Motorhome Hire -  A motorhome or RV hire in Europe unlocks a whole new level of opportunity and exploration for your trip. With many safe and accommodating locations to pitch and explore it is no surprise motorhome hires in Europe are on the rise!

    Our Most Popular Car Hire Destinations in Europe

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