One-way car rental
One-way car hire
Want to go from A to B without having to double back to where you started, simply to return your hire car?
With Avis’ one-way car rental, you can do just that. Pick up your vehicle from one of our offices across Europe and drop it off at a different location at the end of your trip. It’s quick, easy and efficient, and it means you can plan your journey exactly as you please, without having to drive full circle.
Perhaps you’re flying into Brindisi and leaving by boat after a few days of exploring in sunny Puglia? Or planning a business trip that takes you from a breakfast meeting in Frankfurt to an afternoon conference in Munich?
Maybe you’re dreaming of a sun-drenched road trip from the glittering Côte d’Azur in the south of France to Italy’s picturesque Amalfi Coast? Whatever your specific needs, tailor your route with Avis’ cross-country one-way car rental.
And don't forget that when taking your car outside of the UK to Europe you will need to purchase our Continental Cover product which gives you peace of mind whilst travelling abroad.
Huge reduction on one-way rental fee
It sounds too good to be true, but really, you’re doing us a favour ...
Our cars are constantly being used on journeys around the UK, but sometimes they need to return to a particular location to ensure all our customers have access to great cars.
If you need to travel from the north or the south to London or Manchester Airport, just bring the car to where we need it and we’ll return the favour by reducing the one-way rental fee to £9.98. Available at participating locations. *
Book direct for the best car rental experience. Here’s what you will get:
- Price Promise
You'll always get our best prices when booking on this site, or we’ll refund the difference.
- Free Cancellation
Cancel with no charge up to 24 hours before pick-up, if you ‘Pay on Collection’.
- Price Promise
- Peace of mind vehicle cover
Our Comprehensive Zero-Excess cover product means no need to pay or claim.
- Speedy collection
Jump the queue with pre-prepared paperwork and your vehicle at the ready.
- Peace of mind vehicle cover
- VIP Treatment
Go straight to your car at our larger stores. Your keys and paperwork will be waiting.
- Member-only benefits
Unlock money-off vouchers, free weekends, upgrades and inclusive additional driver cover at no extra cost.
- VIP Treatment
Why choose Avis for one-way car hire?
The ticket to ultimate travel freedom, our one-way car hire is refreshingly easy to book.
With a wide range of routes available across the continent, you can:
- Collect your rental vehicle from one of our many offices across Europe, and return it to us at your final destination.
- Drop off your hire car at another office in the same city, somewhere further afield in the same country, or even at one of our offices in a different country.
Just specify your destination in the booking panel above, and we will arrange it for you.
We have car hire locations at nearly every major airport on the continent, as well as at most central train stations, ferry ports and in convenient downtown locations too. Many of our offices offer a 24-hour drop-off facility, which makes a one-way car hire hassle-free and very user-friendly. Check out our many available one-way journeys and start planning your route.
Fancy breezing off on an epic summer road trip from the sleepy coastal towns clustered around Portugal’s Ria Formosa to the fragrant orange trees and imposing Spanish architecture of Seville? It can be easily arranged.
How about journeying through the varied cultures, cuisines and landscapes of Denmark, Sweden and Norway? We’d be happy to help.
Or perhaps you’re thinking of checking in at Italy’s fashion capital Milan and checking out at romantic Rome? We recommend the stunning coastal road; it adds an hour to your drive, but is absolutely worth it for the views.
And how can oenophiles resist the opportunity to explore Europe’s verdant vineyards, from the sun-soaked wineries of the Douro Valley near Porto, through Spain’s Tempranillo and Rioja farms, and finishing off in the rolling landscapes of Bordeaux? With Avis’ one-way car rental, Europe is your oyster.
If your trip necessitates a flight or train for part of the way – such as a journey from England to mainland Europe – book a one-way rental car for a quick drive to an international train station or airport in the UK, and pick up another one-way hire car once you arrive at your destination.
You’ll find our one-way cross-Europe car hire is an easy way to explore the continent on your own terms, without having to run for trains, reschedule flights or quietly pray for a toilet break on the bus. It gives you total freedom to plan your trip exactly as you want it using our many available routes.
Fans of adventure sports, rejoice
Skiers and snowboarders need no longer groan at the thought of lugging bulky equipment onto planes, buses and trains to access Europe’s most coveted slopes. Now you can pack it conveniently in a one-way van rental and drive yourself and your gang from door to door, and even further.
Hire a car or van from Lyon to access the spectacular terrain around Chambéry. From here, veer northwest to the heady inclines of Chamonix before crossing into Switzerland to enjoy Martigny’s prime peaks. Drop off your hire car here, or drive a scenic stretch across the country to stunning Davos, where you’ll finish on a literal high with 300km of brilliant white pistes to enjoy. Return your vehicle to us at our Zurich Airport office before flying home.
Golfers will enjoy our one-way routes, too. With unbridled access to Europe’s award-winning courses, start planning your tour of the continent’s top 100 golfing greens now. Many prized contenders are in the Netherlands, France and Spain. Pick up your one-way hire car in Amsterdam for a hole-in-one at Royal Hague Golf and Country Club and drop it off in Barcelona, taking in Golf de Chantilly, Le Grand Parcours (aka Morfontaine) and PGA Catalunya Resort along the way.
Whether you’re moving from Wrocław to Copenhagen for an exciting new job opportunity or simply upping sticks from Brussels for a fresh start somewhere sunny, Avis can help. Hiring a one-way rental car means you can keep all your precious belongings with you on your trip across Europe. Check our available one-way car rental routes for one that suits your needs.
Whatever your next cross-country road trip, Avis’ one-way car and van rentals mean you can collect your vehicle from one location and return it at a different destination at the end of your trip, making any journey possible.
Our one-way car hire option makes multi-city or trans-Europe business trips a breeze. Navigate your way between business meetings on the continent’s immaculately maintained network of motorways, without the hassle of checking in luggage and waiting around in airport lounges or on delayed trains.
Pick up your hire car at Luxembourg Airport to catch that early morning breakfast meeting. You can be in Paris, Frankfurt or Brussels for lunch, and any of those again for a late afternoon conference. Leave your car at any Avis office and head home in time for dinner. Check out our available cross-Europe one-way car rental routes for a trip that suits you.
The small print
- Book your car hire in the normal way: enter your rental date, time and pick-up location at the top of this page – but tick 'Return to a different location'. Then simply enter your return location and get a quote.
- This figure will include your vehicle rental cost and any additional one-way rental charges (which vary by country). Rentals collected and returned within the same city area are not usually affected by these charges, but do check at the time of booking just to be on the safe side.
- One-way car hire is rolling out across Europe for intra-continental journeys. We'll let you know if one-way car hire works for your planned itinerary.
- If you are taking your rental vehicle outside of the UK to Europe you will need to give us 5 days notice and purchase our Continental Cover product. This will ensure that you are covered for breakdowns/accidents/theft. You can find more information here.
- Some extras may not be available for one-way rentals; you'll be notified if this is the case during your booking.