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Car rental in Pristina: What you should know

The central capital – Pristina – of Europe’s youngest country, Kosovo, is also the heart of it. The city is not only considered a fast-paced metropolis, the neighboring villages also offer space for nature and greenery for the residents of Pristina. That’s why the best way to reach the most beautiful cities and landscapes is by rental car. The rental stations are present at Pristina airport or in the city of Pristina to embark on an adventurous journey. Below we tell you what you should bear in mind when renting a car in Pristina:

What should I bear in mind when driving a rental car in Pristina?

The streets of Pristina can get crowded at peak times, so it’s best to be prepared and be patient. Of course, you should also know the most important traffic rules when you are driving a rental car in Kosovo. The traffic regulations in Kosovo are similar to European standards.

What car rental companies are available at Pristina Airport?

Numerous international and national car rental companies have rental stations at Pristina Airport, including:

  • Auto Lux Rent a Car
  • Europcar
  • Express
  • Hertz
  • InterRent
  • Sixt
  • King Car

Are one-way rentals possible in Kosovo?

A one-way rental, i.e. dropping off your rental car at a location other than the pick-up station, is of course possible in Kosovo by arrangement.

What is the fuel policy for car rental in Kosovo?

Most rental car providers in Kosovo offer a full-full policy, where you pick up the rental car with a full tank and return it with a full tank. This is the best way to refuel.

With a full-empty policy, on the other hand, where you pick up the rental car with a full tank and return it with an empty tank, you are more likely to make a loss. This is because an expensive service charge is often added to the rental price for the first tank of gas, and you give the car rental company the gas that is still in the tank when you return it.

What insurance options are available for rental cars in Kosovo?

The basic insurance for renting a car in Kosovo is included in the booking. We also offer various service packages that provide you with tailor-made insurance cover. The basic package includes fully comprehensive insurance with excess.

A service package with “fully comprehensive insurance and reimbursement of the excess” is recommended. This can be extended if required, for example to include glass and tires or an additional driver. This means you are optimally covered and can consider in good conscience beforehand whether you want to buy additional insurance locally. (Read also: Fuel regulations and additional insurance – How to avoid hassle with your rental car )

Is there a minimum age for renting a car in Kosovo?

Driving in Kosovo is permitted from the age of 18, which is why this is also the minimum age when booking a rental car in Kosovo. However, some car rental companies set the minimum age for drivers of rental cars even higher. Depending on the type of vehicle, such as an SUV or a high-priced model, a minimum age of 21 or even 25 years may also be required.

Do I need a credit card to book a rental car in Pristina or other locations in Kosovo?

Yes, you must always present a valid credit card on collection. Make sure that your card is actually a credit card. Some debit cards look very similar to credit cards, but are not accepted by car rental companies. If in doubt, contact your bank and ask.

How much is the deposit for a rental car e.g. from Pristina?

The deposit amount depends on the type of rental car and the car rental company. While the deposit for a small car is around 500 euros, the deposit for an upper mid-range vehicle can be double that amount. It is best to find out the amount due from the car rental company before booking.

What do I need to bear in mind when returning my rental car?

Depending on which refueling arrangement you have agreed upon, you return the car with a full tank or with as empty a tank as possible. It is best to have the perfect condition of the car and the fuel level confirmed in writing when you return it. So you are on the safe side and end your vacation completely relaxed.

We hope we were able to answer all your questions about choosing the best rental car in Pristina or Kosovo. Have fun searching through our affordable offers!

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