Car rentals in Bern: All you need to know
You need a great car to take you around Bern whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. See the famous sites around town and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Bern. CarRentals.com has answered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Bern. Keep reading to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I find a great deal on a rental car in Bern?
You're well on your way to getting the best price on your car rental when you use us. But, to increase your savings on your trip to Bern you can do a few things. Be sure to:
- Read the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise fees
- Book your car rental as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they generally are more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Bern?
From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like Ace and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Bern?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Idaho town means you're bound to find an automobile that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||If you really want to go all out on your vacation to Bern||Infiniti, Mercedes Benz, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Families with a lot of luggage and a need for space||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Bern?
Generally, to rent a car in Bern you must be at least 21. But, you may find that there is an added fee if you're under 25 or for higher category rentals. Read through the supplier's terms to determine what the exact charge is before you book your car.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Bern?
Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to pay for temporary coverage through the rental car company. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will cover your car rental. But there may be limitations, like not covering large vehicles such as trucks or SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Bern.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find an open gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car when you are done. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Many suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, the stand-out choice is usually full-to-full. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Bern.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a great choice if you plan to do some sightseeing or visit a lot of business associates all over Bern. You can drive wherever you like and not incur extra charges. Go over your rental agreement to discover if there are any restrictions.
Know before you go
Before you begin on your Bern vacation, be sure you check out a few things before you leave the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Walk around your car and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new area
Book your Bern rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Bern has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the well-known restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Bern.