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Cheap Car Rentals in Europe from C$ 7

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Europe with a pick-up date of 22/5 and drop-off date of 30/5. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Europe car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car rental in Europe. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 16 May 2024.

Most popular company

SURPRICE CAR RENTAL

Most common car type

Intermediate

Average price per day

C$ 51

Cheapest price per day

C$ 7

What are the car hire rental for popular cities in Europe?

Discover the price range for renting a car in popular cities across Europe, helping you budget and make informed decisions for your upcoming travel. Price data has been averaged over the last 12 months and was last updated on 16 May 2024.

Price

C$ 9 - C$ 21

Out of all the popular cities in Europe, Athens is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just C$ 9/day. Renting a car in Athens is 57% cheaper than renting one in Dublin where the per day rate is around C$ 21. Other fairly inexpensive cities in Europe to get a rental car in are: Lisbon (C$ 10/day), Bucharest (C$ 11/day), and Warsaw (C$ 13/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in Lisbon should expect to spend around C$ 10/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in Europe is Lisbon.

Compare available car types for rental in Europe

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental in Europe to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 16 May 2024.

Small cars

C$ 18 - C$ 51

All Car Types

C$ 30 - C$ 92

To rent a small car in Europe, you would pay an average price of C$ 28/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a small car in Europe (~C$ 18/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~C$ 51/day). In fact, January is about 38% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car rental for Europe. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Europe, renting a small car saves you 46% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Europe small car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a medium car in Europe, you would pay an average price of C$ 59/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in Europe (~C$ 39/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~C$ 102/day). In fact, January is about 34% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car rental for Europe. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Europe, renting a medium car is 11% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Europe medium car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a large car in Europe, you would pay an average price of C$ 127/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a large car in Europe (~C$ 64/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~C$ 188/day). In fact, January is about 50% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car rental for Europe. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Europe, renting a large car is 59% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Europe large car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV in Europe, you would pay an average price of C$ 37/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in Europe (~C$ 22/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~C$ 70/day). In fact, January is about 41% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Europe. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Europe, renting a SUV saves you 31% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Europe SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a van in Europe, you would pay an average price of C$ 131/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a van in Europe (~C$ 65/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~C$ 203/day). In fact, January is about 51% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van rental for Europe. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Europe, renting a van is 60% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Europe van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a luxury car in Europe, you would pay an average price of C$ 147/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a luxury car in Europe (~C$ 65/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~C$ 209/day). In fact, January is about 56% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car rental for Europe. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Europe, renting a luxury car is 64% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Europe luxury car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a convertible in Europe, you would pay an average price of C$ 52/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a convertible in Europe (~C$ 19/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~C$ 101/day). In fact, January is about 64% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a convertible rental for Europe. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Europe, renting a convertible saves you 2% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

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Tips for renting a car in Europe

Browse helpful tips for renting a car in Europe including age restrictions, car type suggestions and more. Tips were last updated on 16 May 2024.
  • While there are many regions in Europe that are known for their walkability, renting a car offers the option to see more, and to see it more quickly. With no shortage of museums, landscapes, and travel destinations to explore, some of the most popular countries in which rental vehicles are desired are France, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Germany, Denmark, and Norway. When choosing the best rental for your needs, be sure to consider that many of these destinations feature narrow, winding roads. We recommend renting the smallest model to meet your needs, which is not only a cost-effective practice, but one which will give you greater maneuverability.
  • When renting a vehicle in Europe, it will be to your advantage to choose a large, well-known company, as they will have more options for pickup and drop-off locations and more vehicle options to choose from. Two major Europe-based agencies are Eurocap and SIXT, although most of the major US rental agencies have locations present throughout Europe as well, such as Enterprise. If planning your pickup in a different location than the one in which you will drop off your vehicle, be sure to note that extra charges may apply, particularly if you plan to return your vehicle to a different country than the one in which you originally rented it. Italy, Spain, and far eastern Europe are among some of the more expensive one-way border-crossing countries. Additionally, picking up your rental vehicle at an airport or train station typically incurs a convenience fee.
  • For ease of navigating your rental car around Europe, make sure you are familiar with the ways their city centers are traditionally laid out. Most European towns are well-signed to direct you to the “old town” or center, where tourist offices are often located. Another trick is to search for the tallest spire in view and head towards it. This will almost always lead you to the center of the town.

Best Europe car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in Europe. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. Data was last updated on 16 May 2024.
Honda FitC$ 7/day
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Honda Fit
Honda FitC$ 7/day
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Honda Fit
Ford EscapeC$ 7/day
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Ford Escape

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in Europe, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 16 May 2024.
  • Should I rent a car in Europe?

    Renting a car in Europe allows you the freedom and convenience of going where you want to go, where you want to go there. There are many countries that do not offer public transportation to their more rural destinations, so if you’re looking to take to the European countryside, your best option is to secure your own vehicle. This will also allow you to break free of public transportation schedules to create your own flexible itinerary.

  • What is driving like in Europe?

    Driving in Europe is like driving in the United States throughout much of Europe. European countries drive on the right side of the road except for the United Kingdom, Ireland, Cyprus, and Malta. Seat belts and car restraints (for children who are less than 12 years old or under four feet and nine inches in height) are required, which, along with speed limits are enforced throughout much of Europe with street cameras. Note that you are not allowed to turn right at a red light in Europe. In addition, handheld devices are illegal to use and in some countries like France and Spain, it is also illegal to use hands-free phones.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Europe?

    To rent a car in Europe, you must be between the ages of 18 and 25, depending on the country in which you pick up your vehicle and which car class you have selected to rent. Specialty and luxury models tend to require higher age limits to rent, or minimally, they require a young driver’s fee. You will also need a valid driver’s license, and many countries recommend an international driver’s permit as well.

  • What is the cheapest rental car found in Europe?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under C$ 56/day when booking a rental car in Europe. The best deal a user found was for C$ 22/day from SURPRICE CAR RENTAL , booked on May 12.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Europe for a week from Europcar?

    Renting a car in Europe for a week can be a great option for travel. Europcar, the most popular car rental company for this area, offers rental cars for around C$ 394/week on average.

  • How far in advance should I rent a car in Europe for the best price?

    Generally, for a better deal in Europe it’s recommended to book in a timely manner (to save up to 45%). Cheapflights recommends you book around 7 days prior to your pickup date. Booking as early as you can also increases the likelihood that you’ll get the ideal car.

  • Can I rent a car for a month in Europe?

    Yes, renting a vehicle in Europe for a month is certainly possible.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Europe for a month?

    Prices can be as low as C$ 1,688 if you consider booking with SURPRICE CAR RENTAL . That price represents savings of 74% compared to the Europe average. The monthly cost of a car rental in Europe is on average C$ 1,688 (C$ 56/day).

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Car rentals by fuel type in Europe

Browse car rentals by fuel type in Europe. Currently, Gas/Diesel cars are the cheapest to rent in Europe. Deals were last updated on 16 May 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in Europe. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Gas/Diesel being the cheapest (C$ 6+).

Electric

Electric

C$ 20+

Gas/Diesel

Gas/Diesel

C$ 6+

Hybrid

Hybrid

C$ 10+

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