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Melbourne, Australia
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Car hire

Hi all,

Does anyone have any recommendations where to a hire a car in or around Venice as we plan to drive after our stay in Venice to Trieste and then onto Croatia.

Many thanks in advance.

John

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1. Re: Car hire

Pick up at Piazzale Roma, at the end of the road into Venice, from where you can easily get onto the bridge to the mainland. Some web sites incorrectly list this as "downtown" or "train station".

It you pick up in Italy and drop off in Croatia, there will be a very substantial one-way fee. The car has to be returned to Italy.

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2. Re: Car hire

Hi sydneynick, Thanks for your reply, will check it out, we will be coming back to Italy after Croatia, then finally dropping off car at Milan before heading back home.

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3. Re: Car hire

I should have said that two reputable agencies in Australia that arrange cheap rentals with the major companies are www.autoeurope.com.au and www.driveaway.com.au

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4. Re: Car hire

If you pick up a car at Piazzale Roma, you must drive on the Ponte della Liberta' di reach the mainland: be warned that there are active speed cameras on that bridge which will deliver a fine if you speed over the 70 km/h limit + 5% allowance.

Edited: 09 May 2018, 21:41
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5. Re: Car hire

If you book through a car hire comparison site just be careful that you do not book with Goldcar !

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6. Re: Car hire

Another one to avoid is Locauto/Enterprise.

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