autoUnion Car Hire

autoUnion are a well-known low-cost brand in Greece, having operated there for over thirty years. Their company has grown to cover over 400 locations and over 6,000 vehicles which makes them the largest, independent car rental company in Greece.

Today they can also be found throughout much of south-eastern Europe including Croatia, Cyprus and Turkey while still maintaining their focus on low prices.

Prices for car hire at Athens

Pickup on 2020-11-09 at 10:00, dropoff on 2020-11-14 at 09:30 in Athens for a 35 year old lead driver

autoUnion availability at Office Athens Apt (Markopoulo)

Citroen C1

4-seat Mini
or similar

Citroen C1
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 0
Small bags: 2
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £629
Damage excess: £629
Theft excess: £629
More info
autoUnion

£63.45

Fiat Panda

4-seat Economy
or similar

Fiat Panda
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 0
Small bags: 2
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £629
Damage excess: £629
Theft excess: £629
More info
autoUnion

£67.17

Volkswagen Polo

5-seat Economy
or similar

Volkswagen Polo
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £629
Damage excess: £629
Theft excess: £629
More info
autoUnion

£72.75

Opel Corsa

5-seat Economy
or similar

Opel Corsa
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £629
Damage excess: £629
Theft excess: £629
More info
autoUnion

£69.03

Nissan Note 5 Door

5-seat Compact
or similar

Nissan Note 5 Door
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £629
Damage excess: £629
Theft excess: £629
More info
autoUnion

£78.33

Nissan Note 3 Door

5-seat Compact
or similar

Nissan Note 3 Door
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £629
Damage excess: £629
Theft excess: £629
More info
autoUnion

£76.47

Fiat 500C Cabrio

4-seat MiniElite
or similar

Fiat 500C Cabrio
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 0
Small bags: 2
Number of doors: 2
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £809
Damage excess: £809
Theft excess: £809
More info
autoUnion

£126.68

Ford Focus

5-seat Intermediate
or similar

Ford Focus
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £809
Damage excess: £809
Theft excess: £809
More info
autoUnion

£85.77

Fiat Punto Diesel

5-seat Compact
or similar

Fiat Punto Diesel
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £629
Damage excess: £629
Theft excess: £629
More info
autoUnion

£85.77

Citroen C4 Diesel

5-seat Fullsize
or similar

Citroen C4 Diesel
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £809
Damage excess: £809
Theft excess: £809
More info
autoUnion

£115.52

Ford Focus Stw

5-seat Standard
or similar

Ford Focus Stw
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 4
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £809
Damage excess: £809
Theft excess: £809
More info
autoUnion

£111.80

Nissan Micra Auto

5-seat Compact
or similar

Nissan Micra Auto
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £809
Damage excess: £809
Theft excess: £809
More info
autoUnion

£93.21

Nissan Pulsar Auto

5-seat Intermediate
or similar

Nissan Pulsar  Auto
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £809
Damage excess: £809
Theft excess: £809
More info
autoUnion

£141.56

Audi Q3 Auto

5-seat Fullsize
or similar

Audi Q3 Auto
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £1079
Damage excess: £1079
Theft excess: £1079
More info
autoUnion

£511.47

Nissan Qashqai

5-seat Fullsize
or similar

Nissan Qashqai
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 3
Small bags: 0
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £1079
Damage excess: £1079
Theft excess: £1079
More info
autoUnion

£463.74

Ford Kuga 4X4 Auto

5-seat FullsizeElite
or similar

Ford Kuga 4X4 Auto
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £1079
Damage excess: £1079
Theft excess: £1079
More info
autoUnion

£579.67

BMW 5 Series Auto

5-seat Luxury
or similar

BMW 5 Series Auto
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 4
Small bags: 0
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £1977
Damage excess: £1977
Theft excess: £1977
More info
autoUnion

£579.67

Volkswagen Caddy

7-seat Intermediate
or similar

Volkswagen Caddy
Passengers: 7
Large bags: 4
Small bags: 0
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £1079
Damage excess: £1079
Theft excess: £1079
More info
autoUnion

£214.82

Nissan Evalia

7-seat Intermediate
or similar

Nissan Evalia
Passengers: 7
Large bags: 4
Small bags: 0
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £1079
Damage excess: £1079
Theft excess: £1079
More info
autoUnion

£238.69

Fiat Scudo

9-seat Fullsize
or similar

Fiat Scudo
Passengers: 9
Large bags: 4
Small bags: 4
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £1079
Damage excess: £1079
Theft excess: £1079
More info
autoUnion

£286.43

Volkswagen Transporter

9-seat Fullsize
or similar

Volkswagen Transporter
Passengers: 9
Large bags: 4
Small bags: 4
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £1079
Damage excess: £1079
Theft excess: £1079
More info
autoUnion

£238.69

Citroen Spacetourer Diesel Auto

9-seat Luxury
or similar

Citroen Spacetourer Diesel Auto
Passengers: 9
Large bags: 4
Small bags: 4
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £1977
Damage excess: £1977
Theft excess: £1977
More info
autoUnion

£450.10

How to Hire with Auto Union with a Low Security Deposit;

When you collect the car, you'll be required to leave a security deposit on a credit card or debit card. Security deposits vary significantly subject to the size of the car and the excess . Car rental Security deposits can range between £50 and £2,500.

We compare all of the car hire options with a low security deposit and in some instances no deposit at all except for fuel. If you reserve a rental with Premium Cover included, you're often able to reduce your deposit to cover only fuel (often less than £100), which is refunded when the rental is returned with a full tank.

How to rent a car with Auto Union including Unlimited Mileage

Our website offers both limited and unlimited mileage rentals.

Limited mileage rentals can often be cheaper than unlimited. For limited mileage rentals, the mileage limit is always clearly visibile. If you choose a rental with limited mileage, you will be liable to pay an additional fee if you go above the daily mileage allowance. The total mileage allowance for the rental period is calculated as (the number of hire days X the daily allowance). You do not have to stay within the daily allowance on every day, provided that the total miles used throughout the rental does not exceed the number of days X the daily allowance.

If you opt for a limited mileage rental, it's receommended to check the fees for excess mileage. You can find these in our term and conditions.

Auto Union Car Hire without a credit card;

You can pay for your car hire on our website using any credit or debit card, including Visa, Mastercard or American Express. We also compare car hire deals at 1000s of locations that accept a debit card on collection. You can quickly and easily find these by using the filters on the search results page or taking a look at our Premium Cover options on the extras page.

Hiring a car with Auto Union including One Way Fees

Most of the car hire brands we include permit you to collect your car in one location and return the car at a different location. If you've selected a different drop off location for your rental, the prices you'll see displayed on the website include any additional fees for this. You can also find a full breakdown of the additional fees on the payment page.

Auto Union Car Hire with Cross Border Fees Included;

If you plan to collect your car hire and drive it over the border into a different country, be sure to check the terms and conditions. Almost all car hire brands require that you let them know on collection; and will charge extra fees to top up the insurance. If you do not let them know, you might find that your rental will not be insured when you cross over into a different country.

You'll find the details of cross border policies by checking the Rental terms and viewing the Cross Border Rules section.

If you're struggling to find the cross border information get in touch with our car rental advisors and they'll be happy to help.

Renting a Car With Auto Union including Free Cancellation

All of the rentals we list on our website include a free cancellation policy. This means that you're able to cancel the car hire with a refund anytime until 48 hours before picking up the vehicle.

If you've purchased the Essential Cover product to insure your car hire excess, you're able to cancel this and receive a refund anytime up until the booking start time( as printed on your rental confirmation email).

We process all refunds in less than 24 hours. If you have to cancel your rental, this means that the money will be in your account within 7 days.

Hiring a car with Auto Union without an Excess Held on Your Credit Card;

The excess is the total amount you'd be liable to pay if the car is severely damaged, written off or stolen. The excess amount on rental cars can be very expensive. It's often between £800 to £2,200, depending on the car, the country and the deal. If the car is returned damaged, or it's stolen or written off, you'll be required to pay some or all of the excess.

On collection of the vehicle, the excess is held on your card as something called a 'pre authorised' transaction. This means that the money isn't charged to your credit card as a regular transaction, it's held as a pending payment until you drop off the car. You won't normally have to pay foreign currency charges on credit cards for pre authorised payments, so provided the car is returned in the same condition as when you collected it, the amount will be fully refunded to your credit card with nothing further to pay.

If you intend to pay for your rental by debit card, the insurance excess amount will be taken from your account and fully refunded when the car is returned. If you plan to use a debit card on collection, as the excess amount can be very high, we recommend to either buy Premium Cover when you book or to pay for top up cover at the rental desk.

To view car hire options with a £0 or reduced excess review our Premium Cover rental options.

Hiring a Car with Auto Union including Child Seats

You're allowed to use your own child seats and booster seats for your car rental, provided that they meet the legal safety requirements for use in your car hire location.

You will have the option to add them to your rental when making a booking on our website. Child seats are paid in the local currency when collecting the rental. Although it's highly unusual for them to be unavailable, their availability is not guaranteed by most car rental companies

Auto Union FAQs

What's the best fuel policy for car hire with Auto Union?

All of our rentals with SUPPLIER include a full to full fuel policy. You'll pick the car up with a full tank of fuel and be asked to leave a small deposit for fuel when you collect the car. The deposit is refunded when you return the car with a full tank.

Can I cancel my booking with Auto Union if I change my mind?

Yes, you can cancel your booking with a full refund anytime up until 48 hours before you collect the car.

Which car rental suppliers are available in Athens Greece?

The following car rental brands are available in Athens Greece: autoUnion.

Are there any hidden charges in your prices for car hire with Auto Union?

We work diligently to make sure that the prices you see on our website for your car rental include all costs. Including anything you need to pay when you collect the car

Terms for car hire at Athens with Auto Union

At a glance

Driver Requirements

When collecting the vehicle, the lead driver must present the following:

  • Driver's License
    (For drivers who do no have a license from a European country, you must bring both your license and an International Driver's Permit)
  • Credit card in the lead driver's name
    (Visa, Mastercard, Diners or AMEX only).
  • Passport
    (If you do not have a valid passport, you may also bring a National Identity Card if it was issued within the European Community)
  • Booking confirmation email
    (No need to print this, may be shown on your phone)

Security Deposit

When collecting your vehicle you will be required to leave a security deposit on your payment card.

    Security Deposit - €700 EUR (approx. £629)

Fuel Policy

Your fuel options will be explained on collection. As a general rule you will save money choosing 'Full to Full' and filling the vehicle up yourself prior to its return.

Mileage Policy

XXX - Your mileage options will be explained at the collection desk.

Fees and Taxes

All taxes are included in this price.

Your first additional driver is included at no extra cost.

Admin fees: Please also be aware that most suppliers charge administration fees following damages or for processing fines. autoUnion charge a €31 EUR administration fee per incident should there be any accidents, theft or parking/traffic infringements.

Vehicle Collection

Driver's License

When collecting the car, the lead and any additional drivers must present their full, valid driver's license. Photocopies are not accepted. You must have had your license for at least 1 year and all drivers must be aged between 23 and 75.

All licenses issed within the European Community are accepted. Any driver with a license from outside the EC must also bring an International Driver's Permit.

Credit/Debit Card

AutoUnion accept most major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Diners and American Express). The card must be in the lead driver's name. No other forms of payment (Pre-paid credit cards, Laser, Maestro, debit, or Switch cards) are accepted at the collection desk but you may use debit cards or cash to pay the final bill when the rental is over..

Rental Agreement

Once your paperwork has been inspected, you will be asked to sign a Rental Agreement. This is a contract between you and the car hire company and contains the terms and conditions for your rental. The agreement may include some location-specific conditions as well as setting out the limitations of any cover you have and the extra costs you may be liable for. You will be given the keys once you and any additional drivers have signed the agreement but don't rush, once you've signed you are legally bound to the terms of that document.

Cross Border Rules

autoUnion do not allow their vehicles to be taken to other countries outside Greece but some ferry travel is permitted to islands where autoUnion have an office. Be aware that you will need to purchase additional insurance to take the vehicle on a ferry at a cost of €74.40

autoUnion ask that you contact them with your ferry travel plans at least 2 working days prior to collection so that the extra insurance can be arranged.

Late Collection

If you are delayed and will be more than 2 hours late for collection or arriving near to closing time, autoUnion ask that you contact your collection office and inform them of the delay or your booking may be cancelled. If you are late arriving at an airport due to a delayed flight and you have given your flight number, autoUnion will make best efforts to remain open until you arrive.

autoUnion charge a €26 out of hours service fee for all collections taking place between 21:00 and 07:30.

Insurance and Cover

Included in the price

This product includes Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) with Theft Protection and Third Party Liability Cover. This means that you are insured for damage to or theft of the vehicle and also against any third party claims but you will pay an excess on any claims.

autoUnion's standard Roadside Assistance includes free callouts for many issues that are normally only covered when you have purchased an extra "Premium Roadside Assistance" product. This means that if you run out of fuel, have a flat battery or can't change a tyre, you can use their roadside assistance for free.

Exclusions

In any situation, you are not covered for damage or loss as a result of violating the conditions set out in your rental agreement.

Some parts of the vehicle are not covered by your insurance including the underneath and roof of the vehicle, clutch, glass, mirrors, tyres and wheels, upholstery and keys. You can purchase the extra "Wheels, Underside and Glass" (WUG) product at the collection desk. Also be aware that you are not covered when taking the vehicle on a ferry - additional cover for this can be purchased at the collection desk (you are advised to request this in advance).

There is a €31 EUR administration fee to be paid following any damages.

Insurance Excess

This vehicle comes with basic cover for theft or damage to the vehicle. Should there be any damage, you will be liable for up to €700 inclusive of taxes. If you would prefer to have a lower excess, you can add extra cover once your vehicle is selected.

Please pay attention to the procedure for reporting an incident which will be explained in your rental agreement at the collection desk. Failing to follow this procedure could result in you being liable for the full value of the claim.

Additional Info

Fuel Options

All autoUnion vehicles are supplied on a Full to Full basis meaning that the vehicle will be full when you collect it and should be returned full to avoid further charges. autoUnion do not have a service charge for re-fuelling but the price per litre may be higher than you would pay if you were to refuel yourself.

There is no option to pre-pay your tank of fuel and avoid having to refuel.

Additional Drivers

autoUnion vehicles come with 1 free additional driver included in the price.

You can add more drivers at the collection desk. Each driver must be present with their driver's license (and International Driver's License if required) PLUS their Passport or (EU) National Identity Card.

Other Extras

When driving in Greece, any child who is less than 11 years or 135cm tall must use a child restraint appropriate to their size.. autoUnion provide infant, child and booster seats.

GPS devices, roof racks and, for some locations and times of the year, snow chains are also available. All extras can be requested and paid for at the collection desk although we recommend you contact your collection office a few days prior to arrival to check availability of any essential items.

Delivery and Collection

autoUnion provide a vehicle delivery/collection service for all hotels, ports and bus/railway stations. The cost for this is €24.80 each way. To arrange this service, you will first need to confirm your booking and then you can contact your collection office with your reference number. Please give at least two working days notice.

Changes to length of rental

On returning the vehicle you will have a 1 hour grace period for late returns before you will be charged for a whole, additional day's rental. If you decide to return the vehicle much earlier than the booked return date and time, there will be no extra charge for this but nor will you be refunded for any unused days.

To extend your rental once you're in possesion of the vehicle you can simply phone or email your autoUnion office who will check the vehicle availability for you.

General Terms

Cancellations
It is free to cancel your booking at any time until 48 hours before collecting the vehicle. Once within 48 hours of collection, you will not be able to cancel your booking and any payments made cannot be refunded.

Amendments
If you wish to make changes to your booking, you will most likely be required to cancel and rebook. There is no cost for cancellations. If you only wish to change your flight or phone number, you can email our customer services team on help@stressfreecarrental.com.

Refunds after vehicle collection
The suppler may refuse collection of your vehicle for reasons such as not being fit to drive, missing required identification or not having the correc type of payment card in the lead driver's name with sufficient funds available. In the event of such a refusal, no payments made will be refunded.

The supplier does not offer credit or refunds for early returns of the vehicle.

In the event of "Delayed Charges" (fines, motorway tolls, failing to refuel, extra days, damages, loss and any associated admin charges), your Security Deposit may only be part-refunded.

Vehicle Types
Unless we indicate a "guaranteed model", vehicles are reserved by class of vehicle and not by make and model. The vehicles displayed are the commonly used models for our partners in your chosen country. If that particular vehicle is not available, the supplier will typically offer another vehicle of the same or higher class at no additional cost.

Disabled Passengers
If you are travelling with disabled passengers, be sure to forward your confirmation email to help@stressfreecarrental.com with any special requirements and we will forward these to the supplier for you. We can't offer any guarantees that they will be able to help but we're happy to try. If you're collecting from an airport, providing your flight number will help.

Disclaimer
The Rental Terms displayed on stressfreecarrental.com are a summary of the rental company's own terms and conditions. We take every care to present the important details from these legal documents in a way that is easier for our customers to understand but, in so doing, some of the finer details may have been omitted. The rental company's terms are also subject to change; all efforts are made to keep our information up to date but there will inevitably be a small delay before we can do so. The full terms and conditions will be supplied as part of your Rental Agreement that you will receive and must sign before your rental can begin. If any customer would like to read the full terms and conditions prior to collecting their vehicle, please contact our customer support team.

Making a car rental booking with Auto Union on our website

We aim to be the best car rental agency around so that you know when you rent with us you're getting the best value, service and price.

All of the rentals on our website include all extra fees including anything that you're required to pay when you collect the car, including (but not limited to) one way fees, extras and senior driver fees.

Booking a holiday, let alone renting a car, can be a stressful, surprisingly costly, experience which is why our clever matching technology will find you your perfect hire car at your dream price.

When searching for your rental, information you'll need:

  1. Pickup location & car hire
  2. Pick-up & drop-off date
  3. Pick-up time and drop-off time
  4. The drivers age

To start your stress free booking process, head over to our homepage and input your locations and dates then in just a few seconds we'll bring up some brilliant deals based on your requirements.

Hire car terminology explained

Theft liability cover (theft protection)

It covers the amount due if the rental car is stolen. Theft liability is subject to an excess amount, which means you'll be required to pay the first part of an insurance claim (usually between £700 to £3,000, depending on the deal, the car rental company and the location.

When you insure your excess with us, however, you'll be reimbursed for the of the excess you have to pay (See essential cover). With Premium Cover the excess can be reduced.

Additional driver costs

Car hire agreements is between the hire car company and the individual that signs the contract and will be the named driver. This requires that you have to ask for other drivers to be added, this usually comes with a cost (which can be up to £12a day ). However, there are occasional special offers that include extra drivers are free. Beware of being asked if you'd like to add a driver without being told the cost.

Excess Insurance

Buying excess cover ensures you'll be refunded for any of the excess you have to pay to the hire car company .

This insurance also usually covers other potential costs, such as towing, cleaning or admin fees, or misfuelling fees.

Third party liability insurance

Third party liability insurance provides protection in case you cause an incident. If you do, it could injure or kill others (for instance your passengers, people in other vehicles or pedestrians), or damage property (their vehicle, house or possessions, for example). Since they need to be protected, you could be responsible the cost of any damage, or treating injuries or financially covering loss of earnings, as well as the third party's legal costs and any court fees.

Third party liability is usually subject to an excess, which means you'll have to pay the first part of any claim (normally between £1,000 to £1,500, varying dependent on the car, the country and the deal). When you insure your excess amount, you'll be reimbursed for all of the excess you have to pay. If you decide to take out Premium Cover, the excess can be reduced .

CDW (Collision damage waiver)

CDW provides insurance protection for damage in the same way the insurance you usually have on your personal car does. CDW includes an excess amount which you can choose to cover with an additional policy (See Excess reimbursement insurance). We also include cars on the site that include CDW with a zero excess

Hire car excess

For rentals outside of the US and Canada there's almost always an insurance excess to pay* - just like on your own car in the UK. The excess on hire cars can be very high. It's normally in the region of £1,000 to £2,500. If you decide not to cover the insurance excess you could be liable to pay for any damage up to the value of the excess . Take a look at the Premium Cover car rental options if you'd prefer not to have a large amount held on your credit card .

Fuel policy (full to full vs full to empty)

The rentals on our site come with a full to fuel fuel policy.

You'll be asked to pay a small deposit for fuel on your credit card when you collect the hire car. Ensure that you fill the rental up and drop it off full and there's no additional fees for fuel.

You might see full to empty policies on some other sites that seem to be cheaper deals. Be sure to check the small print for full to empty rentals as the refuelling and admin charges associated with full to empty fuel policies always make it much more expensive than full to full .
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