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hiring a car in alghero and travelling to corsica

ireland
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hiring a car in alghero and travelling to corsica

Is it possible to hire a car in alghero, travel to corsica for a few days and then drop car back to alghero? Does anyone know if car hire companies allow this, is it costly? Any advice would be much appreciated!! L

Sardinia, Italy
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1. Re: hiring a car in alghero and travelling to corsica

Sardinya rent a car allow you with prior permission.

http://www.autonoleggiosardinya.it

When are you travelling? Car places on the ferries get snapped up betwen now & 3rd week in August.

Los Angeles...
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2. Re: hiring a car in alghero and travelling to corsica

I've done it, not only from Alghero but in other places involving car ferry transportation (such as the ferry from Calabria to Sicily). The real issue, of course, is whether the car rental companies will have apoplexy about taking the car on the ferry. The fine print in most car rental agreements with the "majors," i.e., Hertz, Europcar, et al, is that you aren't supposed to take rental cars on ferries, and what that means, in practical effect, since no one is going to check your rental paperwork on the Sardinia/Corsica ferry, is that if the car gets dinged on the boat, it becomes your financial headache, particularly if you bought insurance through the rental company (that insurance probably doesn't cover the ferry transit). The other practical reality, in my observation, is that in spite of the fine print, the ferries are stuffed to the gills with rental cars, particularly between Sardinia and Corsica.

You might simply call one of the companies, tell them you plan to travel to both islands, and see what they say.

Hobart, Australia
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3. Re: hiring a car in alghero and travelling to corsica

Hertz and Europcar allow it too need to advise travel to Corsica, France and ferry of course ferry travel

4. Re: hiring a car in alghero and travelling to corsica

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