Rhodes

Car hire in Rhodes

Explore Rhodes far and wide with a rental car. Booking in advance is not only the most convenient, but also the cheapest option!
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Make the most of your vacation in Rhodes: rent a car and explore traditional villages, archaeological sites and green valleys; swim or sunbathe at a different beach every day, varying between sandy and rocky beaches.

Although Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese islands, it is easy to get around by car and in a short time you can reach all the most famous places on the island, while buses are infrequent and inconvenient.

Thanks to the low cost car rental companies, also present on the island of Rhodes, having a private vehicle is not only comfortable but also convenient.

Car rental at Rhodes airport

In order to discover Rhodes in every corner, we suggest you to rent a car at the airport upon arrival

On the island of Rhodes there is a good number of car rental agencies: you can choose between famous international car rental companies or small local operators, with offices at the airport or in the main tourist resorts; some local companies also allow the rental without credit card.

Many tourists choose to rent a car directly at the airport, so they can leave immediately after landing: in fact it is the most convenient solution because it allows you to save time, always precious when you are on vacation!

If you want to rent a car at Rhodes airport, you will find the offices of the car rental agencies in the hall of the international arrivals terminal.

The international car rental companies present at Rhodes airport are Avis, Hertz, Budget, Sixt and Europcar; there are also local companies that generally offer more competitive prices: these companies also allow you to book online before your arrival, which is always recommended because it allows you to have more choice and to get the best prices,

The airport is not the only place to rent a car in Rhodes. There are car rental offices with online booking also in Rhodes Town, Lindos and Ialisos.

Driving in Rhodes

For the rules, limits and tips for driving a car in Rhodes, see the Driving in Greece page.

Car Rental Tips

Driving in Rh odes is easy, just be careful not to get into the winding alleys of the villages! Traffic rules are similar throughout Europe, but be careful to drink before driving because there is zero tolerance on alcohol limits; even cell phone use is prohibited.

When choosing a car rental company, always check the conditions they offer, especially those related to insurance. Some important elements to consider are:

Car categories available in Rhodes

The following models are some examples of the cars that you can rent in Rhodes.

Mini
Car hire Mini in Rhodes
  • 2-4
  • 1
  • 0
  • Examples: Fiat Panda, Fiat 500, Hyundai i10, Kia Picanto
Budget
Car hire Budget in Rhodes
  • 4
  • 1
  • 1
  • Examples: Ford Fiesta, Opel Corsa, Seat Ibiza, Citroen C3
Standard
Car hire Standard in Rhodes
  • 5
  • 2
  • 1
  • Examples: Toyota Corolla, Hyundai Elantra, Audi A3
Station Wagon
Car hire Station Wagon in Rhodes
  • 5
  • 3
  • 0
  • Examples: Opel Astra SW, Ford Focus SW, Golf SW
MPV
Car hire MPV in Rhodes
  • 5-9
  • 3
  • 1
  • Examples: Volkswagen Touran, Opel Zafira, Ford Galaxy
SUV
Car hire SUV in Rhodes
  • 5
  • 3
  • 0
  • Examples: Toyota RAV 4, Ford Escape, Jeep Renegade
Luxury
Car hire Luxury in Rhodes
  • 5
  • 2
  • 1
  • Examples: Mercedes Classe C, Mercedes Classe E, Audi A5
Convertible
Car hire Convertible in Rhodes
  • 4
  • 2
  • 0
  • Examples: Ford Mustang, Audi A3 cabrio, BMW serie 2

Frequently asked questions about car rental in Rhodes

Here are some quick answers to the most common doubts about car rental in Rhodes.

More and more people are choosing to rent a car to reduce contacts and increase social distancing, avoiding the often crowded public transport.

Car rental companies are committed to higher hygiene standards to minimize the risk of transmitting the virus.

All the safety measures we are accustomed to are taken at the rental desks and the cars are disinfected after each rental, especially the areas most at risk, such as seats, gearboxes, handles and steering wheel.

Undoubtedly yes. During the pandemic, almost all car rental companies in Rhodes were forced to reduce their car fleet to reduce operating costs.

When tourism in Rhodes has restarted, due to the crisis in raw materials and electronic components, they have not managed to buy back enough cars.

The consequence is that today every company has far fewer cars than in 2019 and cannot cope with the high demand. This leads to higher prices and less availability, especially during the high season.

The advice we give you is therefore to book the car well in advance, both to get the best prices but above all to be sure of having a rental car.

To reserve a car in Rhodes a credit card or debit card is sufficient. However, when you go to collect the car, you will need:

  • a credit card in the name of the driver. Debit and ATM cards are not accepted;
  • copy of the reservation;
  • a driving license valid for at least 12 months;
  • an identity document.

The car rental companies in Rhodes allow to rent a car to all those who are between 21 and 70 years old. However, there is an additional cost for under 25 and for those over 70.

A car rental in Rhodes always includes:

  • theft insurance;
  • limitation of liability for damage to the vehicle;
  • local, road and airport taxes.

Any extras or additional insurance coverage are separate.

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