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One way car hire - Sixt UK

As part of our comprehensive rental services we offer the availability of one way car hire in the UK and across the world. With over 180 car hire branches in the UK and 4,000 worldwide it is easy to travel one way with Sixt. Simply hire your desired vehicle at one of our branches and return to the one of most convenience where you are heading. Our one way car hire services are available at most of our UK branches, and can be booked quickly and easily online using our simple reservation form.

  • Travel One Way: Simply collect your desired rental car at branch A and return it to branch B, giving you the flexibility and freedom to plan your perfect trip. 
  • Choice of Destinations: With our large and continuously expanding coverage, you will have a great selection of car hire stations to collect from and return to.
  • High Quality Fleet: That long distance move, road trip or holiday can be easily achieved in a high quality Sixt hire car.



Great value on longer term rentals

SIXT has super long-term car hire offers when you hire a car for 4 weeks or more. The longer you hire your car for, the cheaper the price, making it a convenient alternative to a short-term lease when you need a car for a number of months. You can choose between our wide range of vehicles ranging from city compacts, spacious estates and fun 4x4s with delivery available on request.

How do I book a one way car rental?

Sixt One Way Car Hire

Taking advantage of our one way car hire services couldn't be easier:

  • Select your desired pick-up location in the booking form
  • Choose the "Change drop-off" option
  • Select the branch you wish to return the car to
  • Choose your preferred vehicle category
  • The one-way fee will be applied to the prices shown
  • It's as simple as that!

Rules & Restrictions of One-Way Car Hire

Unfortunately, due to insurance regulations and costs for returning vehicles, sometimes there are fees or restrictions with one-way car hire. However, at Sixt we are always upfront with these charges and there are no hidden fees! The one-way fee within the same country or cross borders always depends. Simply enter your desired pick-up and drop-off locations in the booking engine at the top of the page and you will be notified if the one-way car hire is not possible. The one-way rental fee (if any) will be added to the total amount payable at the end of the process. For unannounced one-way rentals, we reserve the right to charge an additional fee, so be sure to plan your trip accordingly to avoid any extra costs.

UK & Europe

Cross border rentals and territorial restrictions

The vehicle selection can restrict travel to certain countries. For a description of these restrictions on admission, the countries are divided into three zones:


Zone 1: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain and Vatican City.


Zone 2: Croatia, Czech Republic*, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland*, Slovakia and Slovenia.


Zone 3: All countries which are not in zone 1 or 2.



Only passenger vehicles in and up to a full size category (F***)  with a maximum of 7 seats can travel overseas.  Vehicles of the following makes can travel only to the countries of Zone 1: Mercedes Benz, BMW, Audi, Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover Range Rover, Mini

Entry into any country in zone 3 is not permitted.

In case of offence against cross border and territorial restrictions all insurances lose their validity.

USA & Worldwide

One-way car hire restrictions and fees always depend on where you plan on picking up and dropping off your vehicle, so be sure to calculate all prices before you've made your decision. In the USA there are one-way restrictions when travelling across certain state lines yet on request there may be exceptions, which can be checked by contacting our helpful customer services. For countries outside of Europe and Northern America, one-way rental has to be requested and is subject to the rental station's requirements.


For more information about one-way restrictions, please see the rental information for your desired pick-up country or simply get in touch.

Spare your Wallet with One Way Car Rental

Hiring a car, only to have it sit around doing nothing for a couple of days or weeks at your destination can be an unnecessary expense. One way car hire might to the right solution for you, and will save you money, if you are travelling from one place to another but won't need to use your vehicle after arrival. This might be the case if you are travelling to stay with friends or relatives who already have a car, going sailing, or on a cruise. Alternatively, due to events or seasonality, it is sometimes possible to pick up a great deal if vehicle demand exceeds supply at your destination. You can effectively reposition part of the fleet for us, and enjoy the financial benefit!