Car rentals in Oslo: All you need to know
An Oslo car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Minnesota has to offer. We've collected your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Oslo. Keep reading to discover the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How can I get a bargain rental car in Oslo?
We always try to get you the best deal. But, you can remember a few things to keep your upcoming rental affordable. Make sure to:
- Check the mileage policy to prevent any surprises
- Reserve your car rental as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they usually are more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more with a longer rental
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Oslo rental car.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Oslo?
From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like Ace and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Oslo?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Oslo. If you're having a bit of trouble picking the right car, make sure to look over our chart below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and enjoy great views||Ford Explorer, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||Planning a big trip with a large group of friends or family members||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Compact Car||Couple or two friends heading to the beach and back||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Oslo?
Generally, the age limit for car rentals in Oslo is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read over the terms to find what the total will be before you rent your vehicle.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Oslo?
Insurance is mandatory, wherever you're renting a car. Nevertheless, you could already be insured by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, these policies may not provide 100% coverage, and you'll have to add it on to your booking. Check ahead of time and, if it is necessary, you can easily add it at checkout.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to find an open gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you pick up your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. 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 fuel you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll receive the car with a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Some rental car companies provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you bring back the car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually recommend that you opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for those who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. 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 begin on your Oslo trip, make sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. You should:
- Check out the car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. 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
- Get comfortable operating the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Oslo car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Oslo has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the great restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Oslo.