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One Way Car Hire in Europe

If you are in need of a one way car hire in Europe, look no further than Sixt. With our affordable and flexible rental deals, there is sure to be the perfect car hire package for you. Whether you are going on a road trip or do not have time to return your car to the pick-up location, a one way car hire from Sixt will give you freedom and flexibility to enjoy your trip worry free. See below for some one-way European road trip inspiration and details of our one-way fees and restrictions.

One Way Car Hire in Europe

Rules & Restrictions of One-Way Europe Car Hire

Unfortunately, due to European and insurance regulations, 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.

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.


For more information about these restrictions, please see the rental information for your desired pick-up and drop-off country or simply get in touch.



One Way European Road Trip Inspiration...

With Sixt, the only road-trip planning you need to make is where to pick up your one-way car hire and where to return the keys. In Europe, with hotels and B&Bs dotted around every city and rural road, it's easy just to embark on a spontaneous drive. If you have not planned your one way road trip yet, Sixt has some great options for you below. Click on each road trip to find out more and be inspired!



Mille Miglia - Italy

Transfagarasan - Romania

Romantic Road - Germany

Grand Tour - France → Switzerland → Italy

Mediterranean Adventure - Spain

Sixt Car Hire in Europe

There are many reasons why you could need a one way car rental in Europe. It could work out cheaper than flying home, you may be moving to a new location in Europe and need a one way car hire to transport your belongings in, or maybe you fancy a thrilling road-trip. We have a wide range of vehicles to suit all different requirements, from sports cars to convertibles, 4x4s and economy vehicles, with the option to upgrade with a Sat Nav, baby seat, additional driver and more. 

Find more information about hiring a car in Europe here.

One Way Car Hire in Europe

As a leading car hire company in Europe, Sixt rent a car offers you affordable and high quality vehicles all over the continent. For more details about each of our European locations, click on your desired country below to see all serviced cities and branches.