Holiday car hire

Car hire

Have the freedom and convenience of a car on holiday - get better rates by booking your holiday car hire through Thomson Lakes.

We have teamed up with the leading car hire company, Europcar, to offer excellent car hire prices at many of our European holiday destinations. The prices quoted below are in sterling, per day and are per vehicle, irrespective of the number of occupants.

Europcar - what's included

  • Unlimited mileage
  • Third party insurance cover
  • Collision Damage Waiver (CDW)
  • Theft protection
  • A road map
  • Licence and fees
  • Airport Surcharge
  • Collection from airport or city centre
  • Local Government Tax
  • Rates quoted below are per day

What's not included

  • Fuel
  • Traffic and parking fines
  • Personal Accident Insurance. You can include this for an extra fee payable locally, but it is not included in our standard insurance
  • Young driver supplements (paid locally)
  • Late collection charge, hours of location are on request and paid locally
  • Insurance for the car's contents
  • Insurance for damage to tyres, windscreen or underside of the car
  • Damage or theft excess charge. This varies from country to country - an optional excess protection insurance (SCDW) will be offered to you when collecting your car
  • Extra driver charges depend on where and when you rent the car - you must make any extra driver arrangements when you pick up the car

Infants and child seats

We do not include infants in the calculations below. Therefore, you may wish to book a larger car if taking an infant with you. If you anticipate taking more luggage than is likely to fit in the boot then please ensure you upgrade to a car with a larger boot as roof racks are usually not available. Charges for infant/child seats are payable locally but these must be requested at the time of booking.

Fly-drive holidays with car included

Where a car is included in the price of a holiday one car will be allocated per booking based on the maximum number of people booked. If you require different arrangements (e.g. two cars) please contact us at the time of booking.

Per apartment/room:

Type Group Party size
Fiat Nuova Panda 1.2 or similar B 1-2
Citroen C3 1.4 or similar W 3
Opel Astra 1.7 or Similar L 4
Peugeot 5008 1.6 or Similar R 5
Fiat Ducato Panorama or Similar P 6

Where there is only 1 person travelling, a supplement and booking can be made on request. If you wish to upgrade to a larger car, then a supplement will be applicable and subject to availability. Please consider how much luggage you require when selecting your car size.


All cars will be booked for collection at the airport on your day of arrival unless otherwise stated at the time of booking. Should you wish the car to be delivered to your accommodation a delivery charge will apply.

Your country-by-country guide to car hire prices

Austria & Slovenia

Innsbruck Airport, Salzburg Airport

Type Group Code 3 days 4 days 7 days 10 days 11 days 14 days
Compact B EDMR £176 £213 £270 £397 £439 £427
Intermediate D ICMR £238 £291 £370 £542 £600 £580
Standard L SWMR £287 £352 £446 £654 £724 £710
Full size N FVMR £330 £405 £513 £750 £829 £816


Ljubljana Airport, Bled, Portoroz

Type Group Code 3 days 4 days 7 days 10 days 11 days 14 days
Economy A ECMR £84 £112 £149 £212 £234 £266
Economy B EDMR £86 £115 £154 £220 £242 £282
Compact D CDMR £102 £136 £197 £281 £309 £366
Intermediate E CWMR £105 £140 £201 £288 £316 £378
Standard U SDMR £175 £233 £303 £432 £476 £574


Geneva Airport, Zurich Airport, Lucerne, Thun

Type Group Code 3 days 4 days 7 days 10 days 11 days 14 days
Economy B ECMR £181 £291 £293 £418 £459 £544
Compact C CDMR £229 £367 £370 £527 £579 £687
Standard I SDMR £288 £462 £465 £664 £730 £865
Full size S FVMR £697 £1121 £1128 £1608 £1768 £2069


Milan Airport, Malpensa Airport, Verona Airport

Type † Group Code 3 days 4 days 7 days 10 days 11 days 14 days
Economy B ECMR £139 £185 £232 £331 £364 £431
Compact W CDMR £150 £200 £250 £358 £394 £466
Intermediate R IMMR £228 £304 £380 £543 £598 £708
Full size Y FVMR £346 £462 £577 £824 £907 £1073
† Larger cars available on request, please phone for more details.

Prices are in £ and apply only to the duration indicated. If you require a duration different from the above (eg. 1 day, 5 days, 12 days, etc.) please call us on 020 8939 0739 to add car hire to your holiday.

Car hire prices are subject to change and alteration, please see the most up to date prices upon booking your Crystal Summer holiday.

Pre-registration with Europcar

To minimise any delays at your overseas airport when you collect your car, it is possible to pre-register on-line. Just click on to where you will find a form to complete. You will need to complete your reference number, name of driver(s), passport and driving license number. Pre-registration can only be completed online direct with Europcar. If you have any queries then please e-mail or call 0113 388 2491.

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