Most popular rental cars in Albania
Across all rental agents in Albania, the most popular rental cars by class are;
- Volkswagen Up (mini)
- Hyundai i20 (economy)
- Ford Focus (compact)
- Suzuki Vitara (SUV)
- Volkswagen PAssat (standard)
- Volkswagen Caddy (minivan)
- Mercedes Vito (9 seater)
How to get the best deal on car hire in Albania
We all have different views on what constitutes the best deal, for some it’s the lowest price, others it’s the car and to many best service outweighs both. With no less than 10 rental agents across Albania and over 100 model / agent configurations, it’s no wonder that you might find yourself a little confused about what car / agent combination is best for you.
Take into account the following criteria and you’ll be well on your way to finding the best value rental car for your trip to Albania;
Rental agent reputation
Big names like Alamo, Enterprise and Sixt are all present in Albania and for first time renters in Albania, these international brands will likely be appealing and for good reason, they offer a great service and one that many are used to. You’re unlikely to go far wrong by renting a car from any of these, but prepare to pay a premium for the privilege. For many, that’s a price worth paying, but it needn’t be a given.
Local agents like OptimoRent and Surprise offer a compelling argument against the big 3, expect to pay as much as 20% less and don’t assume the standard of car or service will be any less.
Type of rental car
You might think that you already know what type of car you want to rent in Albania, but being flexible and open minded could result in a big saving, or a better car than you thought. Size isn’t everything when it comes to great value car hire, you might find a bigger car offers better value for money and can at times be even cheaper than the smaller, in demand rental car. SUV’s generally offer excellent value compared to a compact car and consider renting a single minivan (7 or 9 seater) rather than 2 cars if travelling in a group. You’ll save on not only the car, but fuel, insurance and parking costs also.
When to book car hire in Albania
It’s important to book your rental car at optimum time, but when is that? Book too early and you might find that you’ve paid over the odds, but leave it too late and you might end up missing out on the car you want if they are sold out and quite likely paying more than the average price for your rental. We’ve looked back at pricing data over the last 6 months and advise booking car hire in Albania between 4-12 weeks before you travel.
Albania car hire hacks
No matter what you read, there are always hacks to getting the best deal on car hire and Albania is no different. Here are a few tips to getting rock-bottom deals on car hire in Albania.
Use the sort function
rental cars are usually sorted by most popular, but just because most people want to rent an SUV or economy class car, that doesn’t mean it’s the best value. Sort by price to see the full list of available cars starting with the cheapest first and then hone in on the car you want by using other features such as class, fuel, pick-up location and customer rating. A sure way to finding the best value hire car in Albania that ticks all the boxes for you.
Check prices regularly
Even once booked, there are still ways to save on car hire in Albania. Set up a reminder to check prices for your same rental even after you’ve booked. All of our rentals can be cancelled for free (within 48 hours of pickup) so if you find the price has dropped after you book, you can always rebook and have the difference refunded.