Tips and advice on renting a car in Belgium
Here we have put together some tips on what to consider when looking for a rental car in Belgium and regions/states such as Flanders, Wallonia and Brussels Capital.
Do a quick inspection upon pickup
Inspect and examine the rental car when you pick it up. Check that all damages, scratches and dents are included in the condition report. Check how big the deductible is! What often differentiates between smaller, cheaper companies in Belgium and larger global companies is the amount of the deductible. Also read the conditions carefully when it comes to how the car is to be returned. Smaller local companies may have an administrative fee if the car is to be returned with an empty tank. Any fee is stated in our terms and conditions when you apply.
Are there several of you who will drive the car? Where are you going?
Extra driver? If more than one person is driving the car, this must be stated at the time of booking or at the company upon arrival. Remember that there may be restrictions on driving the car to other countries and taking the car from or to islands such as .
Compare prices from several companies and book the rental car on the Internet
Searching and booking car rental on the Internet becomes cheaper and it is easier and takes less time. Compare many companies and sites to find the best price. Autoprio.com compares several companies at the same time in a single search via Cartrawler. We do not own any cars but only compare prices from different companies such as e.g. Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Budget, Sixt, Thrifty, National, Enterprise, Alamo and Dollar, etc.
Review the contract & terms carefully
Review and read the rental conditions before booking the rental car. Autoprio.com offers rental cars from several different rental car companies and the conditions differ between the different companies. Smaller companies may have administrative fees to be paid on site that relate to refueling after return. Any fees are stated during the booking. Review and read the contract when you pick up your rental car. Autoprio.com offers cheap rental cars from several different rental car companies in Belgium and the contract differs between the different companies. If there is something you do not understand in the contract, ask someone from the company on site or contact us directly.
Refuel the car before returning it
Different companies have different fuel conditions. If the car is to be refueled before return, do so to avoid extra fees from the rental car company. Some smaller companies have an administrative fee for refueling the car if it is to be left empty, which is stated in the conditions but not always in the total price. Look extra carefully at the refueling regulations! If the company has 'Pick up full, drop off empty' then there may be an administrative fee for refueling. Any fee is stated during the booking. It is often the cheaper companies that have 'Pick up full, drop off empty'.
Book as early as possible
Book as early as possible, it will usually be more expensive if you wait. In large cities such as Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent, Charleroi, Liège, Bruges, Namur, Leuven, Mons and Deurne, prices often rise the later you book. It can also be difficult to find cars at major airports such as Brussels-Zaventem Airport, Brussels-Charleroi Airport, Antwerp Airport, Liège Airport, Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport, Kiewit-Hasselt Airport and Ostend-Bruges Airport, if you wait too long.
Is free mileage / free miles included?
Check that free mileage is included in the rent. If free mileage is not included, check that the number of kilometers in the contract is sufficient. All major companies have unlimited mileage, but less expensive companies may have a maximum mileage per day.
Frequently asked questions about car rental & renting a car in Belgium
Are there extra charges for drop-off at a different location in Belgium?
Yes, in most cases the car rental agents like Hertz, Avis, Europcar, Sixt and Budget will charge an extra fee if you wish to return the vehicle at a different location in Belgium. We will clearly state whether the one-way fee is included in the rental price or what additional cost may arise at the time of booking at Autoprio.com.
How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Belgium?
On average, a normal-sized rental car in Belgium costs approx. € 644 per month (€ 23 per day). A smaller rental car costs approx. € 280 per month. The best prices can be found in the largest cities such as Ghent, Mons, Bruges, Deurne, Leuven, Brussels, Namur, Antwerp, Liège and Charleroi. The price for the rental car shown is based on a monthly all inclusive rent for 28 days. The offer can be changed or at short notice completely removed by the various car rental companies. Larger cars, luxury cars, vans and moving cars cost more.
Do I need an international driver’s licence in Belgium?
If your licence is not printed in the Roman alphabet (i.e. Arabic, Greek, Russian or Chinese) you will need to bring an international driving licence and your domestic licence in Belgium. If you are renting abroad (outside your country of residence, or outside where your license was issued), an international drivers licence is usually required regardless of the alphabet. International driver’s licences must be accompanied by the original domestic licence of the driver.
What is the cheapest car rental company in Belgium?
In the past 14 days, the cheapest rental cars were found on Autoprio.com at InterRent, Payless, Dollar, Flizzr, Autoclick, Keddy By Europcar, Alamo and Hertz Dream Collection in cities like Ghent, Mons, Bruges, Deurne, Leuven, Brussels, Namur, Antwerp, Liège and Charleroi, etc and at airports like Liège Airport, Brussels-Zaventem Airport, Antwerp Airport, Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport, Brussels-Charleroi Airport and Kiewit-Hasselt Airport, etc. In the larger cities you can find a rental car for € 10 - 23 per day.
Which costs are included in the rental price in Belgium?
In the majority of cases the rental price includes breakdown assistance, airport fee, tax, third party liability protection, unlimited mileage and collision damage waiver. Please note that the costs included may vary depending on the car rental company and destination. The car hire company may also choose to ask you for a deposit or excess at the rental desk in Belgium. Make sure to check the rental conditions at the time of booking at Autoprio.com.
How much does it cost to rent a car in Belgium?
Renting a small car in Belgium costs from about € 10 per day and up, depending on the season and supply (2023). Renting a normal-sized car costs from about € 23 / day. Larger cars, luxury cars, vans and moving cars cost more. How much it costs to rent a car depends on the time of year, range of cars, country and what type of car you plan to rent. Sometimes you can find a cheaper rental car depending on the season. In the majority of cases the rental price includes breakdown assistance, airport fee, tax, third party liability protection, unlimited mileage and collision damage waiver. Please note that the costs included may vary depending on the car rental company and destination country. The car hire company may also choose to ask you for a deposit or excess at the rental desk. Make sure to check the rental conditions at the time of booking. The price for the rental car shown is per day and is based on a weekly all inclusive rental for 7 days. The offer can be changed or removed at short notice by the various rental companies.
Can I book without a credit card in Belgium?
Yes. You can make a booking without a credit card with Autoprio.com in Belgium. Note that, even if you choose to pay by debit card, you will have to provide a valid credit card in the driver’s name at the time of pick-up since the rental agent requires a credit card from which to take the rental deposit. Credit cards accepted for pick-up are MasterCard, Visa, and in some cases American Express.
What is the best rental car company in Belgium?
Based on ratings and reviews on autoprio.com, the best car rental companies in Belgium are National, Sixt, Avis, Europcar, Thrifty, Hertz and Budget. You can find these car hire companies in cities like Ghent, Mons, Bruges, Deurne, Leuven, Brussels, Namur, Antwerp, Liège and Charleroi.
How much does it cost to rent a minibus in Belgium?
How much it costs to rent a 9-seater minibus in Belgium depends on the time of year, the supply of buses in different cities such as Namur, Antwerp, Liège, Leuven, Bruges, Ghent, Brussels, Charleroi and Mons etc. In Belgium you can find a 9-seater minibus from about € 39 / day. Do a search with Autoprio.com and easily see all current prices for minibuses right now. The price for the minibus shown is per day and is based on a weekly rental for 7 days. The offer can be changed or removed at short notice by the various rental companies.
Are there any cross-border charges if you want to leave Belgium?
The car rental agents like National, Sixt, Avis, Europcar, Thrifty, Hertz and Budget may choose to charge you for cross-border travel. Any fees will need to be paid at the rental desk in Belgium in local currency. We will state whether cross-border travel is allowed and in which countries at the time of booking under rental conditions at Autoprio.com.
How much do you charge for excess in Belgium?
The excess amount depends on the car hire company and the rented vehicle and it will be refunded within 10-28 days after the rental if there has been no damage. Cartrawler offer damage refund insurance in association with Autoprio.com insurance partners, which will allow you to claim for reimbursement in the event that you have been charged for collision damage or theft. This damage refund insurance can be purchased at the time of booking.
How can I find car rentals near me in Belgium?
Do a search for the city, island or airport closest to you in Belgium. A search for country or e.g. island in Belgium lists the largest airports like Ostend-Bruges Airport, Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport, Brussels-Zaventem Airport, Antwerp Airport, Kiewit-Hasselt Airport, Brussels-Charleroi Airport and Liège Airport. Then take a look at our map of cheap car hire companies to find the best rental cars near you.
How much does it cost to rent a cargo van in Belgium?
How much it costs to rent a van, moving truck or small truck in Belgium depends on the time of year and the range of models in different cities and airports. In Belgium you can find a smaller truck or van from about € 46 / day, medium truck from about € 60 / day, large van from about € 69 / day.
What are the most popular car rental locations in Belgium?
Based on searches on autoprio.com, the most popular cities to rent a car in Belgium are Aalst, Bruges, Charleroi, La Louvière, Deurne, Mechelen, Brussels, Leuven, Hasselt, Kortrijk, Namur, Ghent, Liège, Antwerp and Mons. The most popular airports are Liège Airport, Brussels-Zaventem Airport, Antwerp Airport, Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport, Brussels-Charleroi Airport and Kiewit-Hasselt Airport.
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Belgium?
Most car hire companies have a minimum age limit of 21 years for rentals. However, requirements may vary depending on the car rental company and destination country. Please note that there may be additional charges if the main driver is under 25 or over 75 years old to cover the extra insurance cost. Any additional fee will be mentioned at the time of booking under summary of charges before you confirm the reservation at Autoprio.com.
How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Belgium?
On average, a normal-sized rental car in Belgium costs approx. € 161 per week (€ 23 per day). A smaller rental car costs approx. € 70 per week. Best prices can be found in major cities such as Ghent, Mons, Bruges, Deurne, Leuven, Brussels, Namur, Antwerp, Liège and Charleroi. The price for the rental car shown is based on a weekly all inclusive rental for 7 days. The offer can be changed or removed at short notice by the various rental companies. Do a search with Autoprio.com and easily see all current prices for rental cars right now.
We compare rental car prices and car rental from several companies in all popular destinations in Belgium, and find the best prices on rental cars. Search for and book in cities and communities such as, Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent, Charleroi, Liège, Bruges, Namur, Leuven, Mons, Deurne, Aalst, Mechelen, La Louvière, Kortrijk. We list prices from companies that are safe and quality assured so that there will not be any problems when you arrive.
Car rental where every cost is included, no hidden fees and free cancellations/amendments up to 24-48 hours before you are supposed to pick up the car. An easy and safe booking of rental cars online. Autoprio.com can offer rental cars in cities, ferry terminals, travel centers and airports in Belgium.
Info about Belgium
Belgium (Kingdom of Belgium) is located in Europe and is a country that has about 10,403,000 inhabitants. The capital is Brussels which has 1,019,000 inhabitants. Total surface/area 30,510 km² / 11,780 mi². Europe’s 35th largest when it comes to the surface area and the 15th regarding its inhabitants. Other names are Belgien, België, Koninkrijk België, Kingdom of Belgium. Belgium is the 143th largest country in the world when it comes to the surface and the 81th regarding its inhabitants. The country is divided into three regions/counties/states where the largest are Flanders, Wallonia and Brussels Capital. +32 is the country code when you want to make a phone call to the country. The five largest communities are Brussels (c. 1019000 pop), Antwerp (c. 459800 pop), Ghent (c. 231500 pop), Charleroi (c. 200100 pop), Liège (c. 182600 pop). Germany, Netherlands, Luxembourg, France are countries with close borders. Is it included in the price to cross national borders? Usually not, the car rental company may charge a fee to cross national borders to Germany, Netherlands, Luxembourg, France. All additional costs are paid directly at the rental desk in the local currency, Euro (EUR). It is stated in the rental terms and during the booking whether it is allowed to cross national borders and to which countries. Top five highest mountains are Botrange (694 m / 2,277 ft), Baraque Michel (674 m / 2,211 ft) and Baraque de Fraiture (652 m / 2,139 ft). Websites mostly have the top domain .be. To buy and make purchases, the currency Euro (EUR) is used. Suggestions on places, attractions, museums that could be worth a visit during your trip to Belgium. Weather and maps of the country, cities etc. German, French, Dutch are languages used in the country.
Tourist attractions & activities in Belgium
Water parks, amusement parks or theme parks you can go to are for example Bobbejaanland, Plopsaland De Panne and Dadipark. Do you want to do something fun with the whole family? Thinking of going on a wine trip to Belgium? Many vineyards also offer accommodation and other activities. Vineyards and wine producers in Belgium are for example Schorpion wijnen, Le Champ dEole, Vin de Liège, Wijndomein de Planck, de Caybergh, Wijnhoeve de Kleine Schorre, Wijndomein Aldeneyck, Ten Kapittelberg and Au Pays DOC. Do you travel with children and want to visit a Zoo? Eendenkooi, Schoolhoeve de Campagne, Kinderboerderij de Knuffelhoeve, t Marmotteke, Olmense Zoo, Diggiehoeve, Kinderboerderij Wilrijk, DiReBoe, Planckendael, Kinderboerderij de Heihoeve, La Ferme du Parc Maximilien, Zoo Antwerpen, Pairi Daiza, Ranch, Kinderboerderij Terneuzen and Kinderboerderij Juffertje int Groen are aquariums, zoos, animal parks, tropicarium, tropical house and terrarium in Belgium.
Cheap car rental with unlimited mileage in Belgium
There are many different models and sizes of cars to choose from. Fleet list in Belgium: Cargo van, Estate, Compact elite, Exotic cars (Exotic), Intermediate elite, 9 seater minivan / Minibus (9 seat minivan), Large truck-lorry (Large truck), Small-medium truck-lorry (Small-medium truck), Mini elite, 5 seater minivan (5 seat minivan), SUV / Jeep (SUV), Luxury elite, Intermediate, Convertible, Economy cars (Economy), Minivan, Economy elite, Standard cars (Standard), Luxury cars (Luxury), Compact cars (Compact), Mini cars (Mini), Premium cars (Premium), Medium SUV, 7 seater minivan (7 seat minivan), Special cars (Special), Small SUV, Fullsize elite, Fullsize cars (Fullsize), Moped, Hybrid cars, Electric cars. Big cities and popular destinations have more car types to choose from. If you want to rent a luxury car then search at the major airports and the most popular destinations in the major regions such as Flanders, Wallonia and Brussels Capital etc. It can also be harder to find and book special cars during peak season, if you do not search well in advance, before you need your rental car.
Cars you can rent in Belgium are e.g. Small-medium truck-lorry, Hybrid cars, etc. Mini cars: e.g. Mini Countryman, Citroen C1, Smart Fortwo, Peugeot 107, Volkswagen Up, etc. Convertible: e.g. Audi A3 Convertible, Mercedes E Class Convertible, Smart Convertible, Moped, etc. Estate: e.g. Skoda Octavia Estate, Ford Focus Estate, Peugeot 508 Estate, Toyota Avensis Estate, Jaguar F Pace, etc. 9 seater minivan / Minibus: e.g. Mercedes Vito Traveliner, Ford Transit, Mercedes Vito Diesel, etc. SUV / Jeep: e.g. Daihatsu Terios, BMW X5, BMW X3, etc. 7 seater minivan: e.g. Volkswagen Touran, Renault Espace, Ford Galaxy, Economy elite, etc. Intermediate: e.g. Skoda Octavia, Ford Mondeo, Toyota Avensis, etc. Intermediate elite: e.g. BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, Electric cars, Medium SUV, etc. Economy cars: e.g. Opel Corsa, Volkswagen Polo, Toyota Yaris, Fiat Panda, Small SUV, Luxury elite, Special cars, etc. Minivan: e.g. Mercedes Viano, Fullsize elite, Compact elite, Large truck-lorry, etc. 5 seater minivan: e.g. Citroen C4 Picasso, Kia Carnival, Citroen Berlingo, BMW 2 Series Active Tourer Hybrid, Mini elite, Cargo van, etc. Compact cars: e.g. Citroen C4 Cactus, Hyundai i30, Opel Astra, etc. Standard cars: e.g. Volkswagen Passat, BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe, etc. Premium cars: e.g. Mercedes E Class, Mercedes E Class Estate, Mercedes SLK 350, etc. Fullsize cars: e.g. Mercedes C Class, BMW 3 Series, etc. Luxury cars: e.g. BMW Z4 Convertible, BMW 7 Series, Range Rover Sport, Bentley Continental GT Convertible, Porsche Cayman, Exotic cars, etc. However, in smaller cities and on islands like Île du Moulin, Île Monsin, Het Eiland, Île de Franche Garenne and Île d’Androssart etc, the range is smaller.
What to consider when looking for a rental car in Belgium?
Book the car in Belgium before your trip, it is almost always cheaper. Also, book as early as possible, it becomes more expensive the closer you get to your trip. If your car is supposed to be collected at an airport you should book before you leave, as in Brussels Zaventem National Airport, Brussels South Charleroi Gosselies Airport, Antwerp Deurne International Airport, Liège Bierset Airport, Kortrijk Wevelgem Flanders Airport, Kiewit Hasselt Airport, Ostend Bruges International Airport and Oostmalle Air Base. Enterprise, Alamo, Thrifty, Keddy By Europcar, Flizzr, InterRent, Avis, Autoclick, Sixt, Payless, Europcar, Hertz Dream Collection, National, Hertz, Budget, Dollar are the companies autoprio.com compares in Belgium to find the best price.
Parking and traffic regulations
Renting and driving a car is usually easy and effortless, but as in all countries there are many traffic regulations in Belgium you must follow. If you are going to visit and drive in large cities such as Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent, Charleroi, Liège, Bruges, Namur, Leuven, Mons, Deurne, Aalst, Mechelen, La Louvière, Kortrijk, prepare yourself for a lot of traffic, especially in rush hour and that it is sometimes difficult to find parking. Try to memorize the most common parking and traffic regulations before you leave to ensure that your car trip is safe, and to avoid trouble with the police.
Destinations in Belgium
Compare car rental and find cheap hire cars in regions such as: Cheapest Rental Cars Flanders, Rental Cars Wallonia and Rent a Car Brussels Capital. We can offer car hire where every cost is included, no hidden fees and free cancellations/amendments up to 24-48 hours before you are supposed to pick up the car in Belgium. Find the best hire cars and the cheapest car rental in towns such as: Cheap rental cars Brussels, Cheap car rental Antwerp, Car Hire Ghent, Charleroi, Liège, Bruges, Namur, Leuven, Mons, Deurne, Aalst, Mechelen, La Louvière, Kortrijk, Hasselt, Ostend, Sint-Niklaas, Tournai, Genk and Seraing. Compare car rentals for a week, one month, one day, as many days as you wish, long-term, weekend or a year in Belgium. Compare car hire and van rental in airports such as: Hire a Car Cheap Brussels-Zaventem Airport, Hire a Car Brussels-Charleroi Airport, Rental Cars Antwerp Airport, Liège Airport, Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport, Kiewit-Hasselt Airport and Ostend-Bruges Airport.
Car rental companies we compare in Belgium
To find the best price for a car, autoprio.com compares, among others, the following companies; Budget, InterRent, Sixt, Thrifty, Hertz Dream Collection, Avis, Keddy By Europcar, Europcar, Hertz, National, Payless, Autoclick, Dollar, Flizzr, Enterprise and Alamo in Belgium.
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