Car Hire Limited Mileage – How Many Miles can I Travel in my Hire Car?

Car Hire Limited Mileage – How Many Miles can I Travel in my Hire Car?

Car hire suppliers will often place a restriction on how many miles you can do in your hire car. The same car hire supplier will have different terms and conditions based on the location the car is being picked up and depending on the duration of the rental. You will see from our research that, car hire suppliers in, France for example, place many additional terms and conditions on their car rentals in relation to mileage, however in the USA all of our car hire suppliers provide unlimited mileage as part of their standard terms.

Unlimited mileage means you can drive as many miles as you wish without having to pay any additional costs.  

We have been researching our car hire suppliers and their mileage restrictions for some of the most popular holiday and travel destinations. This information has been included in a handy table, also included are details of the cost of any additional mileage, should you exceed your limit. 

It is worth bearing in mind that even if your hire car has a mileage restriction placed on it, the majority of drivers will not usually cover that many miles/km on your average holiday - the maximum allocated is usually more than enough.
 
Car Hire Supplier
Spain
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France
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UK
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Ireland
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Mileage
Cost of additional mileage (per km)
Mileage
Cost of additional mileage (per km)
Mileage
Cost of additional mileage (per mile)
Mileage
Cost of additional mileage
Firefly
60 km per day
0,45 €
*300 km per day, max 3600
0,20-0,25 €
200 miles per day
£0.14
n/a
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Goldcar
Unlimited
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*150 km per day
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n/a
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n/a
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Inter rent
Unlimited
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250km per day
0,45 €
90 miles per day
£0.20
n/a
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Alamo
6000 km per rental
0,30 €
Unlimited
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Unlimited
-
Unlimited
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Avis
Unlimited
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*Unlimited
0,60 €
*Unlimited
£0.13
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Budget
Unlimited
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*Unlimited
0,70 €
*Unlimited
£0.13
Unlimited
-
Dollar
Unlimited
-
*250 km per day
0,51-0,59 €
n/a
-
n/a
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Enterprise
6000 km per rental
0,30 €
Unlimited
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Unlimited
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Unlimited
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Europcar
*Unlimited Mileage
0,13 € - 0.40 €
*Unlimited
0,55-0,66 €
*Unlimited
£0.15
Unlimited
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Hertz
Unlimited
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*2700 km per rental
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Unlimited
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Unlimited
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Sixt
Unlimited
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*250km per day
0,40-0,89 €
Unlimited
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Unlimited
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Thrifty
Unlimited
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*250km per day
0,34-0,40 €
Unlimited
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Unlimited
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Car Hire Supplier
Portugal
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USA
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South Africa
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Italy
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Mileage
Cost of additional mileage (per km)
Mileage
Cost of additional mileage (per km)
Mileage
Cost of additional mileage (per km)
Mileage
Cost of additional mileage
Goldcar
Unlimited
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n/a
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n/a
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Unlimited
-
Inter rent
Unlimited
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n/a
-
n/a
-
Unlimited
-
Alamo
Unlimited
-
Unlimited
-
n/a
-
*Unlimited
0,20 €
Avis
Unlimited
-
n/a
-
Unlimited
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*Unlimited
0,25 €
Budget
n/a
-
Unlimited
-
Unlimited
-
Unlimited
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Dollar
60km per day
0,30 €
Unlimited
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n/a
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Unlimited
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Enterprise
Unlimited
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n/a
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n/a
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*Unlimited
0,20 €
Europcar
*Unlimited
0,12 €
n/a
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Unlimited
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Unlimited
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Hertz
Unlimited
-
Unlimited
-
Unlimited
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Unlimited
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Sixt
Unlimited
-
n/a
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n/a
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Unlimited
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Thrifty
Unlimited
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Unlimited
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Unlimited
-
Unlimited
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Exceptions - Spain
  • Europcar Spain rentals of 1-2 days are limited to 350km per day. Unlimited Mileage applies for rentals of 3 days or more.
Exceptions - France
  • ​​Gold Car France Rentals of 1-3 days are limited to 250km per day; 4-6 days are 200km a day and 7-14 days 150km per day. 
  • Firefly France rentals of 30 days or more are limited to 120km per day
  • Dollar France rentals of 11 days or more are limited to 2800 per rental. 
  • Budget France rentals of more than 27 days are limited to 3800 per rental.
  • Thrifty France rentals of 11 days or more is limited to a total mileage of 2800km per rental
  • Hertz France rentals between 24-24 days are limited to 3450km per rental, 25-26 days is 3600km, 27 or more days is 3750km per rental.
  • Sixt France rentals between 15-28 days is limited to 100km per day, rentals over 28 days is 132km per day.
  • Europcar rentals in France of between 1-4 days are limited to 250km per day. Rentals of 30 days or more is limited to 3750km per rental. 
  • Avis France rentals of over 27 days are limited to 3800km per rental.
Exceptions - Portugal
  • Enterprise Rentals of over 29 days are limited to 80 km per day
Exceptions - UK
  • Avis rentals of over 27 days are limited to 3244 per rental
  • Budget rentals of over 27 days are limited to 3244 per rental
  • Europcar rentals of over 27 days are limited to 90 miles per day
Exceptions - Italy
  • Europcar rentals in Italy of over 28 days are restricted to 3000 km per rental
  • Alamo rentals in Italy of over 28 days are restricted to 3000 km per rental
  • Avis rentals over 28 days have a 4200 km limit per rental
Before choosing your hire car supplier, it is worth considering how many miles you will travel. If your hire car is simply to get you to and from the airport and maybe one or two sightseeing trips, then the likelihood is that the majority of policies will be more than adequate. If however you are planning on driving for long distances, then check to see you have an unlimited mileage policy.

Car hire limited mileage

Car hire limited mileage



 
Posted: June 13, 2017 by Global Administrator | with 1 comments

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Dave
Note that goldcar do apply a limited milage policy that reduces over time (from 350km to 100km per day) when you exceed 13 days if you hire from Madrid or Barcelona.
6/28/2017 8:24:24 PM

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