Car rentals in Thessaloniki: All you need to know
A Thessaloniki car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of the region has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Thessaloniki. Keep reading to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I find a bargain rental car in Thessaloniki?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to snag the cheapest rates. Simply enter your travel dates and go through the list of rental car companies, select the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Thessaloniki. You should also:
- Read through the mileage policy to prevent any surprises
- Book your rental car as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they generally are pricier
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Thessaloniki?
There are around a half-dozen rental companies to pick from in Thessaloniki. You'll find some of the best companies, like Avis. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Thessaloniki?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this town means you're bound to find a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Best for families or groups who need a comfortable ride and to fit in all their luggage||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing a lot of sightseeing and want a comfy ride||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Thessaloniki?
Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Thessaloniki is 21. But, you may find that there is an added fee if you are under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category rentals in particular. Go through the terms to figure out what the exact price is before you book your vehicle.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Thessaloniki?
Insurance is mandatory, no matter where you rent a vehicle. However, you could already be covered by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, these policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Check ahead of time and, if it's required, you can simply include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to search for a gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you pick up your car. Use as much petrol as you wish and top it off when you return your car. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Some rental car companies provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't have to find for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, the stand-out choice is usually full-to-full. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Thessaloniki.
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.
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you get started on your Thessaloniki vacation, be sure you check a few things before you leave the lot. You should:
- Look over the car and be sure there is no damage or scrapes. If you notice any, mark 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Get comfortable operating the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Thessaloniki rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Thessaloniki has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the great restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Thessaloniki.