Europe for Visitors - Home
Home  Main Index Tour Europe by Ship Site Search

Driving in Europe

Page 5
Continued from page 4

VW Toureg photo

ABOVE: You can drive a VW Touareg on the off-road course at Volkswagen's Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany.

Route planner

ViaMichelin
Use the "Driving Directions" form to plan your trip, or request an online map from the ViaMichelin database.

Rental and short-term leasing firms

The following companies are partners of Europe for Visitors. (Note: "Buy Backs" or short-term tourist leases are likely to be your best value if you reside outside the European Union, are driving in Europe for at least 17 days, and are able to use the car company's pickup and drop-off locations.)

Auto Europe
Rent a car in any of 4,000+ locations, with guaranteed low rates for equivalent cars.

Peugeot Open Europe "Buy Back" Program
Competitive rates, no hidden insurance costs, a minimum driver age of 18, no maximum age, and a wide choice of car models make this short-term leasing program your best bet if you'll be driving in Europe for at least 17 days.

Renault Eurodrive
This French car company's North American subsidiary offers a program that's similar to Peugeot's (though rates may be slightly higher). Minimum lease period is 21 days.

Rail Europe
Rail 'n Drive Passes combine rail travel with a car rental, so you can share your driving duties with a locomotive engineer.

Back to: Driving in Europe - Introduction


In this article:
Introduction
Renting and driving tips
General driving links
Driving links by country
Route planners, where to get a car

Other articles about driving in Europe:
Car rentals: When to rent, when to lease
Rental-car isurance
Short-term car leasing
Car or train? (A quiz to help you decide)
International Driving Permit
Europe by van and motorhome

"Best of the Web"
- Forbes and The Washington Post



Our most popular topics:

  • Europe (Index)
  • Paris
  • Venice
  • Rome
  • Germany
  • Cruises in Europe


Photo (c) iStockphoto.com/Arosoft

Need a car in Europe?

If you live outside the EU, a tax-free Renault or Peugeot tourist car lease can be cheaper than renting for visits of 21+ days. Minimum driver age is 18, there' s no upper age limit, and rates include insurance.

  arrow Short-term car leases

For car rentals under 21 days:

  arrow  Auto Europe


image

Traveling by train?

Get free schedules, maps, and guides for 50+ European railroads. (Residents of North and Central America can buy tickets and rail passes online.)

  arrow Rail Europe


image

From Durant and Cheryl Imboden:

  arrow About Europe for Visitors