When choosing a rental car, a mileage limit is often the deciding factor. Anyone planning longer trips or who wants to enjoy a carefree vacation will benefit from unlimited mobility. However, there are also rental car offers with staggered mileage packages, especially for weekend sales or at selected locations.
What is a rental car without a mileage limit?
The label “without a mileage limit” or “unlimited mileage”, indicates the allowance of mileage you can drive with the car. You can drive as far as you like and sometimes, this is described as rental cars with unlimited miles. Most car rental companies rely on these offers.
What to know about mileage limits?
At almost destination, it is possible to book a rental car without a mileage limit. However, before you complete the booking process, it is advisable to check the rental conditions carefully. They explicitly state whether you can use the rental car without a mileage limit or whether only a certain distance is included in the rental price. In case of a mileage limit, you will have to pay an additional fee for any additional miles driven during your rental period. Usually, this is graded according to the number of miles and can cost up to 50 cents per mile.
How to find a cheap rental car without a mileage limitation?
If you would like to book a rental car without a mileage limit, you simply tick the filter "Unlimited mileage" on the kilometer filter and you will only see offers without a limit.
Are rental cars with mileage limitations cheaper?
If you don't plan on extensive driving tours, you may be able to spend a little less in a rental car with a mileage limit. However, a car with unlimited mileage is not generally more expensive than a car with a fixed mileage package. The pricing of car rental companies depends on various factors: The vehicle category, the reservation period, and the destination all influence the price.
Some national rental companies in Canada and Australia, for example, only offer vehicles with different mileage packages in certain categories. Direct price comparison is therefore not always possible. The largest selection is generally for small and compact cars, so in this category, it is best to compare the conditions.
Hint: Use Google Maps to calculate your route and then select a suitable rental car with mileage limits. To remain flexible, we recommend that you allow for a "mileage buffer" of around ten percent. This way, you can travel with peace of mind even if you have to make a spontaneous detour.
Is it possible to rent a transporter without a mileage limit?
When renting a transporter, the rental price usually includes only a limited number of miles. For each additional mile, the suppliers charge between 0.4 and 0.5 dollars. If you would like to move to another city, you should pay attention to offers for rental vans with unlimited mileage. Often it is also possible to book mile packages for a small additional charge.