The traveller's search engine

Car hire search engine


Destination »

Where would you like to pick-up your rent car from?

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z

What you should know before you rent a car

How to find a cheap car hire

Each year more and more travellers are renting cars for their holidays. When travelling, hiring a car guarantees more freedom at your destination to be able to venture off-the-beaten-path and easily get to and from the airport with all your luggage in tow. Take a look at these tips for finding a cheap car hire and what you need to know before you can rent a car.

Use a car hire search engine

Imagine how much time you can save compare car hires by the hundreds on one site. Compare the most popular car hire companies in one click on liligo.com.

Reserve in advance

The best rates for car hires are generally found by reserving as far in advance as possible. That way you get the base-price and have a better chance of getting the economy car you want. If possible, avoid renting a discount car hire during peak holiday times or weekends.

ABC’s of car hires: what you should know

Legal age

The legal age required rent a car varies depending on the country. In the UK, you have to be at least 21 years old to hire a car. The exception to this is in the following countries: USA (18), Italy (19), Austria (19), Israel (24) and Ireland (25). Few countries in the world have a rule about minimum driving experience, once you have your driver’s licence you can rent a car if you meet all other requirements.

Required documents

At the minimum you need to provide an ID card and/or passport, plus the driver’s licence of the driver. Proof of address, telephone number (personal and local), and a major credit card are also good to have on hand.

Agency policies: always read the fine print

Routes

In the majority of cases, you are free to choose your routes and cross borders. Always check before with the car hire company what the conditions are if you have plans to leave the country with their vehicle.

Accepting and returning the vehicle

When you pick up your cheap rent a car, check it out with an agent present, if possible. Look at the general condition of the car like you would a rental apartment. Check body, tyres, mirrors, seats, lights and especially mileage.

Return the vehicle during office hours at the agreed time and with the same amount of petrol as when you took it. If you forget, the company will charge you the missing litres at a fixed price, a lot higher than what you would pay at a petrol station.

Vehicle class

The cheapest type of affordable car hire is type A (Fiat Punto 1.2, Ford Focus). Someties there is little difference in price between type A, B and C (but a huge space difference). Always compare car hire prices between classes, for a little more you could rent a much more comfortable vehicle.

Most recent car rental searches on liligo.com

Amiens Result found on 01/09/14 20:02
£16 per day
Nissan Micra
Compact
Amiens city center
08/09/14 - 16/09/14
withOuiCar
Bastia Result found on 01/09/14 20:01
£18 per day
Fiat 500
Economy
Bastia Airport (BIA)
21/09/14 - 28/09/14
withSixt
Nice Result found on 01/09/14 20:01
£19 per day
Kia Picanto
Compact
Nice city center
24/09/14 - 27/09/14
withOuiCar
Valencia Result found on 01/09/14 20:01
£11 per day
Citroen Berlingo
Compact
Valencia Airport (VLC)
05/09/14 - 11/09/14
withGoldcar Rental
Amman Result found on 01/09/14 20:00
£18 per day
Peugeot 206
Economy
Amman Airport (AMM)
02/09/14 - 12/09/14
withEuropcar
Rouen Result found on 01/09/14 20:00
£15 per day
Renault Twingo 3door
Mini
Rouen city center
12/09/14 - 18/09/14
withCiter
Paris Result found on 01/09/14 20:00
£11 per day
Ford Fiesta
Economy
Paris Airport (CDG)
08/09/14 - 16/09/14
withAutopartage aéroport
Nice Result found on 01/09/14 20:00
£25 per day
Smart Forfour
Mini
Nice city center
04/09/14 - 05/09/14
withDrivy.com
Bergamo Result found on 01/09/14 20:00
£21 per day
Fiat Idea
Compact
Bergamo Airport (BGY)
04/09/14 - 08/09/14
withFirefly
Nice Result found on 01/09/14 20:00
£20 per day
Dacia Sandero
Compact
Nice city center
04/09/14 - 05/09/14
withOuiCar
Rome Result found on 01/09/14 20:00
£9 per day
Fiat Panda
Mini
Rome Airport (FCO)
08/09/14 - 16/09/14
withGoldcar Rental
Istanbul Result found on 01/09/14 19:59
£16 per day
Ford Ka
Mini
Istanbul Airport (SAW)
23/12/14 - 30/12/14
withEnterprise Rent-A-Car
Lisbon Result found on 01/09/14 19:59
£13 per day
Ford Ka
Economy
Lisbon Airport (LIS)
26/12/14 - 02/01/15
withGoldcar Rental
Marseille Result found on 01/09/14 19:59
£16 per day
Dacia Sandero
Compact
Marseille city center
02/09/14 - 06/09/14
withOuiCar
Marseille Result found on 01/09/14 19:59
£20 per day
Hyundai I10
Mini
Marseille city center
09/09/14 - 13/09/14
withDrivy.com
Pisa Result found on 01/09/14 19:59
£14 per day
Fiat Panda
Mini
Pisa Airport (PSA)
11/10/14 - 18/10/14
withFirefly
Ouarzazate Result found on 01/09/14 19:59
£15 per day
Peugeot 206
Economy
Ouarzazate Airport (OZZ)
21/09/14 - 28/09/14
withHertz
Paris Result found on 01/09/14 19:57
£14 per day
Renault Twingo
Mini
Paris Airport (CDG)
03/10/14 - 12/10/14
withTravelercar
Lyon Result found on 01/09/14 19:57
£21 per day
Renault Clio
Economy
Lyon Airport (LYS)
08/09/14 - 11/09/14
withAutopartage aéroport
Barcelona Result found on 01/09/14 19:57
£10 per day
Alfa Romeo Giulietta
Compact
Barcelona Airport (BCN)
21/09/14 - 27/09/14
withGoldcar Rental