Check your rental agreement for anything that may save you money on your trip. For example, some providers include motorway fees within Hungary, meaning you can drive on motorways without footing any toll bills. Some premium contracts also cover excess insurance, but if you have a say in the matter, you should go for a more cost-effective third-party insurer for this. Finally, the more you avoid any speeding or parking tickets, the fewer your final costs will be, as providers charge a processing fee on top of the traffic fine.
Debrecen Airport car hire requires a driver's licence, valid photo ID and credit card before the providers will hand over the vehicle. Hungarian providers only lease to you if you are 21 years old or older, and your driver's licence must have been valid for over a year. If you're under 25, you may be charged a young driver's fee, but the amount could be higher for more expensive vehicles.
The closest petrol station on your way back to Debrecen Airport is about 2.5 miles away (or about 5min drive away). It's called MOL Toltoallomas and is located on Mikepércsi Road, a few yards before the turn onto the airport grounds. Always double-check your fuel policy in your rental agreement, as you should return a fair fuel car hire with a full tank otherwise you may see an unwelcome increase on your final bill.
You must have a valid credit card with the driver's name on it in order to finalise your car hire at Debrecen Airport. Suppliers don't accept debit cards when booking online or when picking up the keys at the airport desk. The credit card is used by the rental company to hold the security deposit, which is then refunded once the vehicle is returned.
Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Debrecen airport to off-airport locations include Autonom, Europcar, and Hertz.
Cons:I have ordered a car on Kayak, when I got to the airport I was told the car is not available. I was then taken to the dealership of Debrecen, and was offered another car which was available. I asked for the price for 24 hours of rent, and was told "well we're not sure.. around 80 usd..." I now saw in my bank accound over 250 usd charge by this company. No invoice was ever sent to me niether (although I was promised to receive one). Simply amatures. Do not rent from this company. Nadav
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