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Car rentals in Athens: All you need to know

An Athens car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of Ohio has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered your most popular questions about car rentals in Athens. Find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.

How do I find a great deal on a car rental in Athens?

CarRentals.com makes it easy to snag the cheapest deals. Just type in your travel dates and go through the list of car rental suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Athens. You can also:

  • Read the mileage policy to avoid any surprises
  • Book your vehicle as far ahead of time as you can
  • Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be more expensive
  • Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more with a longer rental

Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Athens rental car.

What rental companies have retailers in Athens?

From global names like National and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.

What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Athens?

That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Athens. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, make sure to go over the table below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:

What age do you have to be to rent a car in Athens?

Generally, to rent a car in Athens you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to review the rental agreement to determine any additional fees will be before you book your rental.

Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Athens?

Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy temporary insurance through the rental car supplier. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, provide some coverage; but, there may be restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.

Are there different fuel policies?

Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.

You will have to find an open gas station close to your rental car supplier

What type of fuel policy should I choose?

We usually recommend that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.

Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Athens?

Unlimited mileage is a good option for travelers who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Check the fine print before you book.

Before you drive off

Make sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:

  • Inspect your vehicle and make certain there is no dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
  • Check the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
  • Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
  • Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city

Book your Athens car rental today

Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Athens has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the well-known restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Athens.

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