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When going on a holiday it can be a very good idea to rent a car to come around. Often in the long run it can save money compared to going on organised tours or using taxi services. In our article “Where to go – how do i choose?”  we have written more about countries being good for car rental to drive around seeing National parks and nature. Based on this we have below made a car rental check so you can decide which part of the world you are in and have an idea where to book from.

When going on a Luxury Backpacker holiday you have by renting a car already done some “luxury” since you have decided not to take hassle of taking busses around which might be cheaper but also very time consuming. Cheaper most likely only in some countries and only if you are not 3-4 in the car. Otherwise it is most likely cheaper also to rent a car compared to public transportation.

We compare prices below and we have chosen mainly to focus on the Economy segment since we believe an economy car is enough for the needs of most travel groups. This does not mean you cannot scale up.

Below you will see average prices of renting an economy car in a week in July 2013 for our recommended partners and various cities in the world. Prices are in USD.

Car rental overview in different locations


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*Prices are in USD. Search: 7 days from July 13-20 2013,Economy car. Basic search. No add-ons. Airport pick up. Unlimited mileage.
Darwin (700 free miles + 0,3 each mile after). Budget Rent a Car UK includes CDW insurance in several quotes so an extra inclusion explaning a bit the difference somewhere.

When booking it is important to notice if you can cancel for free and if you need to pay upfront at by the time of pick-up.

Expedia – save money on rental cars

Save money on rental cars

When renting from Expedia you will be able to compare prices from many of the largest and most recognized rental companies in the world.  All you do is that you type into the Expedia rental form what you require and Expedia gives you a very well organised and sorted table on prices from each of these companies.

  • Compare prices among the largest car rental companies
  • Instant confirmation
  • Book a car together with your hotel and airplane tickets
  • Customer service in many local languages
  • Safe and secure booking
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CheapOair – rent a car - rent a car

CheapOair has a first class car booking system. It is so simple because from searching in CheapOair car rental system you give get access to prices from all the biggest car rental companies in each location. So it does not matter if you search for Europe or Australia. You still have access to the best rental services.

  • Matrix view showing best prices of all rental companies
  • Price guarantee
  • Full service booking site with hotels, airline tickets and cars
  • 24/7 customer service ready all day long
  • SSL encrypted safe booking system
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Budget Car Rental – a safe name

Budget Rent A Car

Budget Car Rental is one of the worlds leading car rental services. Using Budget Car Rental you can pick almost any destination in the world and they will have an office to service you there. They have more than 3400 offices in 128 countries. Only a booking or a discounted pre-payment rate. The choices are yours.

  • Worldwide coverage
  • First class customer service
  • Special equipment like child seats among others
  • All-inclusive prices available incl all insurance
  • Have fun renting a fast sports car
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CheapAir – Rent a car cheap and fast

Cheap Air - rent a car provides rental service worldwide. You can rent a car with them anywhere in the world. Cheap Air work together with all the best know and well-established car rental brands as well as the more local less known brands. This is also why was cheapest in 50% of our test cities above.

  • Compare prices among the largest car rental companies
  • Fast and quick search engine
  • Full service provide offering hotels and airplane tickets
  • 23 years experience as a travel agent
  • Credit card safe booking system
Book here

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