Car rentals in Luang Prabang: All you need to know
You want a great vehicle to take you around Luang Prabang whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. See the famous sites around town and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Luang Prabang. We've answered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Luang Prabang. Keep reading to see the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
Where do I find a bargain rental car in Luang Prabang?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best price. But, you can do a couple things to keep your upcoming rental affordable. You can:
- Compare and contrast the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get your car of your choice and save more
- Learn about any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. That way you will know the true cost before you book
- Don't get more car than you'll need. Generally, the smaller the class the cheaper the rate
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Luang Prabang.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Luang Prabang?
From global names like National and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Luang Prabang?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Luang Prabang. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, make sure to read over the chart below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little adventure off the beaten path||Ford Edge, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||Families with bags and a need for space||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Luang Prabang?
Generally, to rent a car in Luang Prabang you must be at least 21—the same as it is across most of the country. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to review the rental agreement to discover what the exact price will be before you reserve your rental.
Does Luang Prabang require rental car insurance?
When cruising through Luang Prabang or the rest of country, you will need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. The majority of countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip.
The major credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will usually offer coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Luang Prabang.
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 find a gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you get your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. 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 won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll get the car with a full tank of gas and return the car with an empty tank. Some providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a higher price for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy should I get?
We suggest a full tank policy. You pick up your rental with a full tank, and you will want to return it with a full tank of gas. To avoid any added expenses, fill up your tank before you return the car. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for anyone who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your Luang Prabang adventure, be sure you check out a few items before you leave the car rental lot. It's important to:
- Check out your car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. If you notice any, write it down on your paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Luang Prabang rental car today
When you reserve your car with CarRentals.com, you know you can depend on a great car that will result in more money to spare. Cash in on cheap deals on your Luang Prabang car rental when you book with CarRentals.com. We'll see you on the road.