Car rentals in Brussels: All you need to know
A Brussels car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of the region has to offer. We've answered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Brussels. Read on to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I find a great deal on a car rental in Brussels?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab the best rates. Just enter your travel dates and scroll down the list of car rental suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Brussels has to offer. You can also:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which can cost more
- Know ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book in advance
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Brussels.
What rental companies have outlets in Brussels?
There are around a half-dozen car rental companies to decide from in Brussels. You'll find some of the best providers, like Enterprise. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Brussels?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Brussels. If you're having a little trouble choosing, make sure to look over the chart below. We have compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||If you really want to go all out on your getaway to Brussels||Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||If you plan on doing a lot of sightseeing and want a comfy ride||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Brussels?
Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Brussels is 21. Please note, there might be an added fee if you are under the age of 25 or for higher category rentals. Go through the supplier's terms to determine what the exact fee is before you reserve your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Brussels?
When cruising through Brussels or the rest of Belgium, you will need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to pay for interim coverage with the rental supplier.
The major credit card issuers (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will usually offer coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering large vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Brussels.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to search for a gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you get your car. Use as much fuel as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off when you are done. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of fuel and return the car with the tank empty. Check with the provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy should I get?
We recommend a full tank policy. You should get your car with a full tank, and you will want to return it filled up. For a cheaper rate, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Brussels?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you decide to do a bit of sightseeing or visit a lot of business associates all over Brussels. You can drive as much as you want and not incur additional charges. Go over your policy to find out if there are any restrictions.
What is Brussels famous for?
There is tons to see and do in Brussels. Some of Brussels's most popular attractions are:
- Belgian Comic Strip Center
- Musical Instruments Museum
- Naples Pier
Luckily, you can drive to the one you want or visit them all.
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your Brussels adventure, be sure you go over a few things prior to leaving the lot. You should:
- Inspect your vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. If so, write it down on your paperwork
- 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Get comfortable working the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Brussels rental car today
When you book with CarRentals.com, you can count on a grand car that will leave you with money to spare. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Brussels rental car. See you on the road.