Car rentals in Venice: All you need to know
You need a great vehicle to get around Venice whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. Check out the famous sites around town and park in front of the best restaurants in Venice. We've collected the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Venice. Keep reading to see the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
Where can I find a bargain rental car in Venice?
You are well on your way to locating the best deal on your car rental by reserving it through us. But, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Be sure to:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which usually cost more
- Know ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book in advance
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Venice rental car.
What rental companies have retailers in Venice?
From global names like Enterprise and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Venice?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Venice. If you're having a bit of trouble deciding, make sure to go over the chart below. We have compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little adventure off the beaten path||BMW X3, Ford Edge, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing a lot of driving and want a comfortable ride||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Compact Car||When saving money is a top priority||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Venice?
Normally, to rent a car in Venice you must be at least 21. However, you may find that there is an additional charge if you're under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category cars. Read through the supplier's terms to determine what any additional fees is before you book your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Venice?
Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase interim insurance with the rental car company. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Although many major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, offer some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.
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 find an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your automobile. Use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental office. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. 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 shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of fuel and return the car with an empty tank. Check with the supplier to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
At CarRentals.com, we recommend a full tank policy. You should get into your vehicle with a full tank, and you should return it with a full tank of gas. For a cheaper rate, find a gas station before you bring it back.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you plan to explore all that Venice and maybe even the rest of Louisiana offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Go over the fine print to be sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Know before you go
Be sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the rental lot on your Venice adventure. You should take time to:
- Look over your car and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Venice car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Venice has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the well-known restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Venice.