Car rentals in Oslo: All you need to know
You want a great vehicle to take you around Oslo whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. Explore the famous sites around town and park in front of the best restaurants in Oslo. We've answered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Oslo. Read on to discover how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How do I find a great deal on a rental car in Oslo?
You are on your way to locating the best rate on your car rental by reserving it through CarRentals.com. But, to get the most savings on your trip to Oslo you can do a few things. You can:
- Compare the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Check the mileage and fuel policies. You don't want to be surprised with any added costs
- Determine what car you'll need for your trip. Don't rent more car than you need
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Oslo rental car.
What rental companies have agencies in Oslo?
We have around 20 rental companies that you can pick from. We have budget-friendly names like Fox and Budget and global ones like Enterprise and Hertz. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Oslo?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Oslo. If you're having a bit of trouble choosing, be sure to go over our chart below. We have compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little off-road adventure||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||For trips where everyone needs room their bags||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Oslo?
Generally, to rent a car in Oslo you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read over the terms to find what the total will be before you rent your vehicle.
Does Oslo require rental car insurance?
Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through rental car supplier, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Several credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will offer coverage. However, there may be limitations, such as not covering larger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Oslo.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to search for a gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you pick up your vehicle. Use as much gas as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental office. 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. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of gas when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a more expensive price for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect the vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas when you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Most rental car suppliers give you a full to full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we encourage returning the car topped off. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to fill up your tank before returning the rental.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Oslo?
If you plan to see all that Oslo offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Go over the fine print to be certain your mileage is actually "unlimited."
What are some things to do in Oslo?
There is tons to see and do in Oslo. This city has around 21 attractions that it is known for. Some of the most popular are:
- Viking Ship Museum (Vikingshipshuset)
- Astrup Fearnley Museet
- Munch Museum (Munchmuseet)
Luckily, you'll be able to drive to whichever one you want or visit all of them.
Before you drive off
Make sure you check a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot on your Oslo adventure. It's important to:
- Inspect your car and make certain there is no damage or scratches. If so, mark it down on the 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new region
Book your Oslo rental car today
You know you can depend on a grand car that will leave you with extra money in the bank when you book with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Oslo car rental. We'll see you around town.