Student Car Hire

Car hire

So you've purchased your airline tickets, packed your bags and are ready for that overseas road trip. You're a little nervous, though - what's the best way to go about booking a car in another country?

With our online car rentals booking system, you can scout the best deals from the comfort of your own home. Simply pick your departure date, pick-up and return locations and let our search engine do the rest.

International car hire is undertaken in conjunction with DriveAway Holidays.

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Car rental tips

The best way to ensure a smooth trip is to book your rental car in advance. Rental rates tend to be higher at the counter than over the phone. Try and make all car rental arrangements before you leave home. This makes the process cheaper and less likely to include hidden fees.

When you book, be sure to ask about weekend specials, late penalties and petrol charges. Some additional costs are not explained unless you ask, including if you chip the windscreen or puncture a tyre.

One place you can save money, however, is by returning your car on time. Late fees are common yet easy to avoid. Find out the specific time you need to return your car and save yourself the hassle of paying more than you need to.

So, what sort of license do you need to drive overseas? An International Driving Permit or IDP entitles the holder (you) to drive the motor vehicles specified in the permit - in all participating countries.

Even if you're a safe and cautious traveler, accidents can happen. Travel insurance ensures professional assistance is there when you need it.

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So you’ve sorted your flights and accommodation, and even managed to pack your bags, but have you thought about how you’re going to get around when you arrive? Hire a car! It’s convenient, flexible and allows you to set your own schedule.

Student Flights offer students a car hire service online with an excellent booking engine so you can search for the best deals, and grab yourself a bargain from the comfort of your own home. Student car hires tend to be cheaper when you book in advance, and you may even be eligible for a further discount depending on the length you are burrowing for. You should however be aware of ‘hidden costs’ that may arise, so be prepared and ask about additional costs before you sign the papers. Some countries require you to carry an international driving permit, which can be purchased from AA before your big adventure.

Accidents can occur while you are on holiday, be prepared and get yourself sorted with travel insurance to avoid the drama.