You can use a Visa, American Express or a Mastercard credit card or a debit card issued by your bank or credit card company when hiring through us.
We've made it ridiculously easy on the website to filter which car hire brands can accept debit card. Simply use the filters on the search results page to compare the car hire companies can accept your card type at the counter.
Would you like us to allow you to pay using something other than debit card and credit card? Do contact us to let us know. We are open to new ideas about how we can enhance the service we offer and make paying for your car hire as Stress Free as it can be.
When you include Basic or Essential Cover with your car rental, it often means that you will need a credit card in the name of the lead driver on collection of the car. You will more often than not be given the option to purchase a top up policy by the hire partner on collection, which then allows you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.
Be careful when deciding if you should use a debit card on collection, car hire companies frequently block an excess on the lead drivers credit card, the hold is often a significant amount of money and if you opt to pay using debit card this can be debited from your bank and not refunded until a couple of weeks after completion of your rental contract.
Stress Free Car Rental accepts a huge range of currencies including British Pounds (GBP),US Dollars (USD) and South African Rand (ZAR).
It's worth remembering that quite often car rental brands that do allow debit card at the desk are not as cheap as those that accept credit card only.
Usually, car rentals that include our Premium Cover option enable you to use a debit card when you pick up the car without any extra fees. You're able to compare if a debit card is allowed, along with all of the different car rental excess and insurance alternatives on the second step of our website booking process.
It can be useful to understand the alternative payment options for your car hire in Norway, as payments for add ons (like extra drivers and child seats) might need to be paid in local currency (by credit card or debit card) at the collection counter.
Lots of the Norway car rental companies we compare prices for accept a debit card when you arrive at the collection desk to pick up the car; often these do have different T&Cs associated with them. Be sure that you check the terms if you intend to use a debit card at the desk when collecting the car.
As well as being friendly, easy to use and of course, stress free, we offer two additional levels of insurance when you hire a vehicle with us.
Essential cover will appear as a choice in the car hire insurance options. For some geographical/partner car rental combinations the cover isn't always available.
Essential cover doesn't cover things like cleaning fees, mechanical repairs, third party injury, loss of theft/damage to content in the car and other things. For more details see the T&Cs on the extras page
Essential cover, offered when you make your vehicle booking, is a car hire excess reimbursement policy which covers you on a range of additional costs that standard insurance does not.
Prior to setting off spend some time to get used to the car and its controls. This is especially important if you normally drive a manual transmission on the opposite side of the road.
When renting a car in Norway you're able to bring along child seats provided that you bought the seat within the EU or UK and it meets all of the necessary regulations. You're also able to pre book a child seat from the car rental company on the extras page of our website.
It can be daunting at first to hire a car in a different country, just relax and you'll soon find yourself acclimatised to the differences. Have a great trip
If you'd like to drive across a border to a different country, be careful to check the T&Cs for any cross border fees and to let the car hire provider know. If you don't there's the possibility that the cars insurance will be void if you are involved in a situation where the car is damaged or stolen
If you are given a traffic violation fine when driving in Norway the car hire provider might take this amount from the credit card you've placed on file. If this is the case you will be informed by email once this has taken place
if you normally drive on the opposite side be extra careful with roundabouts. Always navigate roundabouts using an anti-clockwise direction, giving way to traffic currently on the traffic circle to your left.
If you'd like to leave the car in a alternative location to the one you picked it up from, all additional one way fees are included in the price listed on the website.
When driving overseas many countries have very strict laws regarding alcohol consumption when driving. To be safe, we advise you not to consume any alcohol at all when driving your car
Driving in Norway is on the right side of the road
you should keep some loose change ready in the car to pay for toll roads. most toll roads accept credit cards but it's better to have some change as a backup
To collect your car the lead driver should present a Valid driver's license, Passport or National Identity Card, Credit or debit card in the lead driver's name, Home and local (hotel, villa etc) address and a Booking confirmation email. Any other requirements at collection will be clearly explained in your booking confirmation email.
The following car rental brands are available in Norway: Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty, Europcar, Keddy by Europcar.
Car rentals in Norway are usually fully insured with an excess amount. You can either purchase Essential cover for the excess or choose Premium cover to reduce the excess amount to zero. We clearly explain all of the insurance details every step of the way.
The cheapest price for a week in Oslo Norway for November is GBP154.82 with car hire supplier Hertz. We compare prices from all of the leading car rental companies. Order your search results by price to find the best price
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 in Norway
Premium insurance is the highest level of car hire insurance we provide.
Choosing Premium Insurance is completely optional, you can also decide to purchase Premium Cover at the car hire counter, It might be cheaper to buy this up front on our website when you make your car hire booking.
Many of our clients decide to choose the Premium Cover option when renting a vehicle because it usually lowers the security deposit for the excess to zero meaning that you have no large security deposit or car hire insurance excess risk. Customers can also often collect the car using debit cards with Premium Cover if using a credit card is a problem.
We want you to be able to make an informed decision regarding which car rental insurance product is right for you, we work closely with our car rental partners to give you the option to rent a car including a Premium cover product.
We get how frightening choosing a hire car insurance product can be. The fees that make up the price of hiring a vehicle are often very confusing, these include:
Many car rental websites mask the price of insurance excess and security deposit costs in the fine print. Customers are then shocked when the cash is taken from their debit card account or the amount is held on their credit card. We think this is wrong and can really obstruct your holiday plans which is why we won't do that at Stress Free Car Rental.
On our website you'll find three levels of car hire excess cover, basic, essential and premium and we help you find the hire car that suits you and your trip. You're able to view the details of these on the extras page of our website when booking your rental.
We'll process your refund in under 24 hours. All rentals booked with us can be cancelled up until 48 hours before you collect the vehicle
All car hire brands on our website are following local government guidelines re vehicle sterilisation and social distancing at the collection desk.