Car hire in Europe
Car hire in Europe
Europe has some of the world’s most exciting holiday destinations, ranging from the romance of Rome and Paris to the thriving metropolises of London and Berlin. There are plenty of beach holiday locations on offer too, so there are lots of excellent choices available around the continent.
What you need to know
Many of Europe’s top cities are perfectly designed for driving and there are dozens of providers to choose from, with our website making it easy to identify the best vehicles for your needs. You can also look forward to no credit card fees, free cancellation and support around the clock.
Where to pick up my car
Cars can be picked up from a selection of hotels across Europe, with London Heathrow (LHR), Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS), Munich Airport (MUC) and Brussels Airport (BRU) all providing clear signs to the pickup areas. Be sure to check in advance to make sure you’re heading to the right place.
“The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
Where to go
Europe offers a stunning selection of destinations and cultures. Whether you want to enjoy the romance of Paris, sophisticated Venice or sunshine and culture in Lisbon, there is every kind of trip imaginable available on this marvellous continent.
In some areas of Europe, drivers must be on the right hand side of the road, rather than the left and rules differ from country to country, with toll roads in many of them. Make sure you do thorough research on the laws of your destination before hiring a car to make the transition from UK roads easier.
Mainland Europe can be explored exclusively by road, allowing visitors to see a host of countries and cultures as part of one larger trip. It is possible to travel from Paris to Brussels by road in around four hours, then Amsterdam is only a further two and a half hours. There are plenty of options, so have a look at a map and plan out your dream adventure.
As one of the most recognisable landmarks in the world, the Eiffel Tower in Paris continues to wow tourists from across the world. The structure, originally built in 1889, offers breathtaking views of Paris and the surrounding areas and is sure to provide unforgettable photo opportunities to make all of your friends jealous back home.
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
The Basilica of the Sagrada Familia is a historic church in Barcelona designed by legendary architect Antoni Gaudi. Such is the stunning design of the landmark, it has been given UNESCO World Heritage Site status and its unique design provides a magnificent insight into the gothic art that the city is renowned for.
As one of the most historic landmarks in the world, the Roman Colosseum is a must-visit for any European traveller. The largest amphitheatre ever built and stands 188m long and 156m wide and was used for brutal gladiator matches. It is now immaculately preserved and provides a great insight into the Roman era.