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Munich car Rental...Cross Boarder Fee to Austria ??

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Looking on Autoeurope / rentalcars.com it doesn't seem to mention a cross boarder fee.
But if you go on the direct hire company's websites they mention 25-50 Euros ie Dollar =50 euros

I know we need a vignette but have people had to pay a additional cross boarder fee to the hire company when they collect the car??

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It is pretty common, some but not all Car Hire companies charge a fee when taking the car out of the country in which you hire. Best to shop around.
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@wasley, usually more like 30 euros..but yes in recent years this is common
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@wasley, this is an odd one. I hire cars reasonably regularly (I dont own one) and I have never been charged this sort of fee. Normally hire from Sixt, Europcar or Avis sometimes direct sometimes through a consolidator. Around here driving to Innsbruck is no different to driving to Stuttgart. However visitors do often seem to get this sort of charge perhaps they pick on tourists? Many of the "cheap" deals seem to mean the hire company wants to add on various "extras" to make up for the fact that the headline price is so low.
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They started doing to me, as a tourist, a couple of seasons back. They do the same with US/Canadian border driving, I'd guess it's simply a profit margin issue.

If you're going to places like Sölden you can avoid the Vig if you go the Fernpass route. There's often a speed trap just around the Austrian border there.
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@philwig, are you sure? You rent in Munich...drive to Solden in Austria...have a bump or breakdown. Not covered if you haven't told them you are crossing borders
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Rented through Budget last year and there was no border fee. Told them I was going g to Austria. It was same price direct with them as it was with auto Europe.
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holidayloverxx wrote:
@philwig, are you sure? You rent in Munich...drive to Solden in Austria...have a bump or breakdown. Not covered if you haven't told them you are crossing borders


This. It's an insurance thing. Some car hire companies have cross-border insurance as standard. Some do not and charge you extra for it.
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Sounds fishy, in any case for Austria, coming from Munich.
Munich-Berlin or Munich-Hamburg is much further, but would not entail fee...
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@Langerzug, it's not distance it's about crossing a border. Munich Berlin, Munich Hamburg is all in Germany..

About 9 years ago I rented in Munich. I was asked if I was crossing a border - yes, Austria. Ach, its all the same he said..... not since though. €30 please
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