European Car Hire
Avis Car Rental throughout Europe
History meets modernity
From north to south and east to west, Europe is a continent steeped in centuries of history. At the same time, it’s also a symbol of the most cutting-edge culture the world has to offer.
Explore this diverse region with Avis car rental and see how the past has formed the present.
Popular European Rental Countries
We have selected our top car rental countries throughout Europe for you. Our location pages will hold details about popular Avis Airport and popular city or downtown locations. Don't forget you can book on all of our pages via the booking panel!
Avis in Europe - we’ve got you covered
Wherever you’re heading on your continental adventure, you’ll be sure to find an Avis branch in a convenient location. We have car hire facilities in all major towns, cities and airports and can tailor our products and services to suit your needs.
If you’re set for snowy climes, you may want to include ski racks and snow chains with your booking. Taking the whole family on a beach holiday? Remember to book your child seats in advance. For ultimate flexibility, we also offer an out-of-hours return service.
Car hire for all seasons
As temperatures begin to thaw, why not embark on a tour of northern Europe? With greenery making a welcome return, spring is a great time for a trip through the quintessential English countryside. Explore the fabulous Lake District, drive through the chocolate-box villages of the Cotswolds and stop off in scholarly Oxford before hitting the capital. Don’t miss Buckingham Palace, the British Museum, the National Gallery and the London Eye.
Paris will delight romantics, art lovers and gastronomes alike as the city of light really shines in the spring. Climb the Eiffel Tower, marvel at the world-famous art collection in the Louvre or just watch the world go by with a coffee and croissant in a boulevard café.
Head northeast to Berlin for Bauhaus, bears and the Brandenburg Gate. Enjoy a spot of shopping in the popular Ku’damm avenue and admire panoramic views over the city from the top of the television tower.
Don’t want to risk a British summer? Take to the Mediterranean to soak up the rays and cool off in the sparkling blue waters. Spain’s southern and eastern coasts boast spectacular beaches, popular with families from around the globe.
For the perfect blend of culture and relaxation, pay a visit to Barcelona. Admire Gaudí’s Casa Batlló and Park Güell before savouring some tapas at the bustling Boqueria food market. The annual El Grec arts festival is an unmissable showcase of local, national and international talent.
Rub shoulders with the rich and famous in glamorous Saint-Tropez and Cannes as you enjoy a tour of the French Riviera. Take in the Picasso Museum in nearby Antibes or the fragrant perfumeries of Grasse.
Across the water, the magnificent Amalfi coast makes for a great summer holiday. Now a UNESCO World Heritage site, the region is home to some of Italy’s most beautiful beaches and is scattered with interesting towns and villages.
The Greek islands bask in their southerly location and, as such, enjoy a milder climate than many other European destinations. Cyprus, Crete and Mykonos are ideal autumn sun destinations and can all be explored easily with Avis car rental.
Brussels, with its impressive Grand Place is always well worth a visit. As the nights start drawing in, streetlights illuminate the buildings giving the main square a magical quality. Sablon is the more upmarket area of the city and a great place to pick up some luxury chocolates and other souvenirs.
In Switzerland, Zurich offers fantastic nightlife while Lugano is a calmer destination with a beautiful old town and fantastic cuisine.
Prepare for the festive season in style by choosing your gifts at a lively Christmas market. These are held in most major northern European cities and some of the best take place in Germany, France and Scandinavia. When you’ve finished your shopping, reward yourself with a glass of mulled wine.
Classical music fans can visit Mozart’s birthplace and family residence in Salzburg before heading to the Vienna Opera House to enjoy a world-class performance (or just admire the architecture). Mozart week takes place in January and features orchestral and chamber music as well as soloist concerts.
Europe also offers a vast array of world-renowned ski resorts. Bansko, the biggest in Bulgaria, is perfect for skiers of all ages and levels while Geilo in Norway has quiet, family-friendly slopes. Bardonecchia, host of the 2006 Winter Olympics, is an ideal starting point for exploring the surrounding pistes of Italy and France and is within easy driving distance of Turin, Milan and Grenoble.
European Driving Information and Guides from Avis
European Avis Great Drives Guides
Rent a car with Avis and indulge the sights and the tastes of the lovely Loire Valley. Jump in your rental car and follow the Loire River as it threads its path through fields of sunflowers, gleaming white châteaux and ancient vineyards.
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