There are a lot of things to take into consideration before you can successfully collect a rental car from the airport. VroomVroomVroom has put together a quick guide including essential information you need to know when returning your hire car at an airport.
Providing your flight information will allow your rental agency to serve you better. Car hire companies ask for this information so they are aware of your estimated arrival time. They can also check with the airline if your flight has been delayed so they will not mark your reservation as a no show.
What do I do if my flight has been delayed?
If your flight is delayed, but you have notified your rental car supplier with your flight details, including your airline and flight information, the agency will be able to hold your reservation until you arrive.
Read more about Delayed Flight.
If you're picking up your car from the airport, the rental staff at the rental counter will require you to present your driver's licence, credit card, passport or national ID (if an EU resident). If you are visiting from outside of the Europe, you will also need to show your travel documents with arrival and departure information.
Find more information on Airport Pick Up.
To avoid paying extra when returning your rental car, make sure to fill up the tank and clean the vehicle thoroughly. It is also important to ensure that you are returning your rental car on time. Otherwise, you will be charged for a late return fee.
See Returning Process to get more information.