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Hiring a vehicle to take from Italy, France and Greece

Brisbane, Australia
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Hiring a vehicle to take from Italy, France and Greece

Hi, Has anyone hired a car in Italy or France and been able to drive through different countries ie Italy to France to Greece.. We are a family of 5 looking for a cheap way to tour these countries, any help appreciated.

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Sydney, Australia
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1. Re: Hiring a vehicle to take from Italy, France and Greece

You could pick up in France, drive through Italy, then return in France. Or Italy-France-Italy.

If you pick up a car in one country and drop off in another, there will always be a very substantial one-way fee, The car has to be returned to its home country.

Almost all rental companies will not allow their cars to be taken onto ferries, so that pretty much rules out taking one from Italy to Greece.

Ottawa, Canada
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2. Re: Hiring a vehicle to take from Italy, France and Greece

We picked up a car in Italy and dropped it off in France. Yes there was a drop off fee but it was less than having to go back and return the car in Italy. As to dropping it off in Greece, it probably would be cheaper to fly.

Also evaluate the cost based on your most valuable resource that is non renewable: time.

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3. Re: Hiring a vehicle to take from Italy, France and Greece

What was the fee? Italy to France, low cost option: drop in San Remo, short train ride to Menton and get another.

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