What you need to know before renting a Van
Taking your team out for the day? Need a vehicle that fits the entire family as well as all of your luggage or kit? The most convenient way to get your large groups around is to rent a van from one of our big supplier names, available for pick-up at several rental locations! Take a look at our rental van questions and answers below and reserve yours today.
Why rent a van?
Whether you’re moving to a new house or just need to pick up your new sofa, a van rental will have you covered. We offer a range of vans in various sizes and specifications, so you’re guaranteed to get exactly what you need for a great price with CarRentals.com. You could be moving your oversized items in comfort and style in one of the below vehicles or similar:
- Mercedes Sprinter
- Ford E350
- Ford Transit
- Mercedes Citan LWB
- Fiat Ducato 35
How can I get a cheap van rental?
Here are some Dos and Don’ts for getting the best price on a rental vehicle:
- Don’t opt for the first thing you see – shop around for the best deal.
- Do choose a rental location other than the airport, as those pick-up points tend to be more expensive.
- Do provide as much information as you can about mileage and fuel requirements.
- Don’t leave it until the last minute – the earlier you book, the more you’ll save!
How old do I have to be to rent a van?
Most companies require that the driver of a rental be between the age of 25 and 65. This can differ by company, though, and you may still be able to rent a vehicle if you are outside this age bracket, if you’re willing to opt for a smaller vehicle or pay an additional fee.
Do I need insurance for renting a van?
Yes. If you’re outside of the U.S., and the rental does not include insurance, the company will request proof of coverage or request that you buy insurance through them. When renting in some countries (like Mexico) you will need to buy additional local insurance, too.
If you’re within the U.S., your own car or credit card insurance may be sufficient, though you should check with your insurance or credit card company to make sure you’re covered. The rates we show on the U.S. website do not include insurance, but if you’re an American citizen, you may buy insurance when purchasing the rental.
Take a look at the terms and conditions when you make your booking, so you know what you need in advance!
What do I need to bring when picking up a rented van?
Remember to bring your driver’s license, proof of insurance, and an accepted form of payment. We also advise you to check the terms and conditions, in case any other proof of identification is required.
Is it possible to rent a van one-way?
Yes, we offer one-way van rentals, too, if you need to pick up and drop off your rental at different locations. Please note, though, that restrictions (or additional fees) may apply and cross-border one-way rentals are sometimes not permitted, so be sure to check with the company when making your booking.
What fuel policy is available for rental vans?
We will provide a full tank of fuel with your rental, so please ensure you fill up before returning the vehicle, in line with our full-to-full fuel policy.
Should I get unlimited miles in a passenger van rental?
Since some local renters have mileage restrictions, it’s worth checking in advance, but most of the prices quoted include unlimited mileage.
When I rent a van can I use a debit card?
Please use a credit card when reserving your rental, since debit cards are not widely accepted. Some U.S. companies will accept a debit card, but they may require further forms of identification.
We do not accept cash, pre-paid cards, or gift cards for any reservation types.
What kind of vans can I get?
If we’ve answered all your questions, browse our range of vans and reserve yours today! If you still have more you want to learn first, take a look at our general car rentals FAQ page.