Sixt Car Hire

Sixt are one of the big, global brands in the car rental industry. Based in Germany, the company is made up of several different "mobility solutions" of which one is their vehicle rental business which first began in 1951. Today Sixt have vehicles available for hire at over 2,200 locations and 105 countries around the world.

Sixt's fleet of cars will often contain a larger selection of more premium makes and in fact Sixt have the largest car hire fleets of BMW's and Mercedes vehicles in the world.

Sixt is a popular choice for business travellers who value convenience, speed of service and the quality of the vehicle over cheap prices.

Making a car rental booking with Sixt on our website

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

Once your booking has been made, managing it couldn't be easier, you'll receive a booking reference which can be used, along with your email address, to check your booking including payments and prices.

To begin your stress free booking process, simply head over to our homepage and type in your locations and dates then in just a few seconds we'll bring up some of the best deals based on your details.

All of the deals on our website include all fees including everything that you're required to pay when you collect the car, including (but not limited to) one way fees, additional drivers and young driver fees.

Hiring a car, can be a stressful, surprisingly costly, ordeal which is why our clever matching technology will find you your perfect hire car at your dream price.

When searching on our website for your rental, information you'll need includes:

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

Rental car terms explained

Damage Liability

Damage Liability
It insures the car for damage in a similar way the insurance cover you have on your own car does. CDW usually includes an excess amount which you can insure separately (See Excess reimbursement insurance). Stress Free Car Rental also list 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 held on your card* - just like on your own car in the UK. The excess on rental cars is high. It's usually in the region of £1,200 to £3,000. If you decide not to insure the insurance excess you will be liable to pay for damage to the car up to the value of the excess amount. Take a look at our Premium Cover car rental options if you'd like to avoid having the excess amount blocked on your credit card .
Car hire excess

Fuel policy (full to full vs full to empty)

Fuel policy (full to full vs full to empty)
The rentals on our site always come with a fair full to fuel fuel policy.

When you collect you rental you'll be required to hold a small deposit for fuel on a credit card when you collect the rental. Fill the car up and drop it off full and there's no additional fees for fuel.

You might find full to empty fuel policies on some other websites that seem to be better deals. Always check the terms and conditions for full to empty rentals as the refuelling and admin charges associated with full to empty fuel policies make it much more expensive than full to full .

Additional driver costs

A car hire agreement is between the car hire company and the person that signs the agreement and will be the main driver. This requires that you have to ask for any other drivers to be added, this usually comes with a cost (which can be up to £10a day ). However, there are occasional special offers where extra drivers are free. Beware of being asked if you'd like to include a driver without being told the cost.
Additional driver charges

Third party liability cover

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

Third party liability is usually subject to an excess, this means you would have to pay the first part of any claim (normally between £1,000 to £2,000, depending on the car, the deal and the country). When you cover your excess , you'll be refunded for any or all of the excess you have to pay. Or if you take out Premium Cover, the excess amount can be reduced to zero.

Theft liability insurance (theft protection)

It covers the amount due if the rental car is stolen. Theft liability usually includes an excess , this means you would have to pay the first part of any claim (usually between £800 to £3,000, depending on the car, the country and the deal.

When you insure your excess , however, you will be refunded for the of the excess you have to pay (See essential cover). Or with Premium Cover your excess amount is often reduced.
Theft liability insurance (theft protection)

Excess Insurance

Excess Insurance
Purchasing excess cover means you'll be refunded for the excess that's held on your credit card by the rental car company .

Excess insurance also usually covers other possible costs, like cleaning, towing, admin fees and misfuelling fees.

How to find Sixt Car Hire including a Free Additional Driver

How to find Sixt Car Hire with a Free Additional Driver

You can find deals on our website including a free additional driver bundled with the price. You can use the filters on the search results page to find bundled deals. It's also possible to add an additional driver on the extras page before you complete your booking.

Renting a Car With Sixt including Free Cancellation

All the hire cars we offer include free cancellation. Free Cancellation means that you're able to cancel the car hire and receive a refund at any point up until 48 hours before you collect the vehicle.

If you've purchased our Essential Cover product to insure your car hire excess, you can cancel this with a full refund anytime up until the rental start time( as printed on your rental confirmation email).

All refunds are processed by us in less than 24 hours. If you cancel your booking, this means that the money will be back in your bank account in 7 days.

Renting a Car With Sixt including Free Cancellation

Sixt Car Hire without a credit card

Sixt 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 Sixt without an Excess Held on Your Credit Card

The excess is the amount you'd be required to pay if the vehicle is written off, severely damaged or stolen. However, the excess on hire cars can be very expensive. It's often between £900 to £2,000. If the car is returned damaged, or it's stolen or written off, you will have to pay some or all of the excess.

When you pick up the car, the excess is held on your card as a 'pre authorised' transaction. This means that the money isn't taken from your card as a normal transaction, it's held as a pending transaction until you drop off the car. You don't usually pay foreign currency charges on credit cards for pre authorised transactions, so provided the rental car is returned in the same condition as when it was collected, the amount is fully refunded to your credit card without anything additional to pay.

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

If you'd like to hire a car with a £0 or reduced insurance excess check out our Premium Cover rental options.

Hiring a car with Sixt without an Excess Held on Your Credit Card

Sixt Car Hire with Cross Border Fees Included

Sixt Car Hire with Cross Border Fees Included

If you want to pick up your vehicle and take it across the border into a different country, we strongly recommend to check the terms and conditions. Almost all car rental providers require that you inform them on collection; and usually charge additional fees to top up the insurance. If you do not let them know, it's possible that your rental will not be insured when you cross over into a different country.

You'll find the details of cross border charges and fees by clicking Rental terms and checking the Cross Border Rules section.

If you're struggling to find the cross border terms and conditions for your car hire get in touch with one of our car rental advisors and they'll be happy to help.

How to Hire with Sixt with a Low Security Deposit

When you pick up the car, you'll be asked to leave a security deposit on a debit card or credit card. Security deposits can vary significantly subject to the make and model of the vehicle and the insurance excess amount. Car rental Security deposits can be anywhere between £100 and £2,000.

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 decide to reserve a rental with Premium Cover included, you can reduce your deposit to cover only fuel (often less than £100), this is fully refunded when the rental is dropped off with a full tank.

How to Hire with Sixt with a Low Security Deposit

Hiring a Car with Sixt including Child Seats

Hiring a Car with Sixt including Child Seats

You can take along your own child seats and booster seats for your rental, provided that they meet all of the legal safety requirements for use in your car hire location.

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

How to rent a car with Sixt including Unlimited Mileage

Our website offers limited and unlimited mileage rental.

Limited mileage rentals can often be less expensive than unlimited. When considering limited mileage rentals, the mileage limit is always clearly displayed. If you choose a rental including limited mileage, you will be liable to pay a per mile additional fee if you go above the daily allowance. The mileage allowance for the rental is calculated as (the number of rental days X the daily allowance). You do not have to stay within the daily limit on every day, provided that the total miles used during the rental does not go over the number of days multiplied by the daily allowance.

If you opt for a limited mileage car hire, it's receommended to check the charges for excess mileage. You'll find these in our T&Cs section. It's also possible to use the filters on our website to display rental cars including unlimited mileage which will save money if you're planning a longer journey

How to rent a car with Sixt including Unlimited Mileage

Hiring a car with Sixt including One Way Fees

Hiring a car with Sixt including One Way Fees

Many of the vehicle hire brands we include allow you to collect the vehicle in one location and return the car at a different location. If you have chosen a different drop off location for the rental, the prices on our website will include any additional fees for this. You will also find a breakdown of the additional charges on the payment page.

Frequently asked questions about Sixtcar hire

What's the most economical fuel policy for car hire with Sixt?

All of our rentals with SUPPLIER include a full to full fuel policy. You'll collect the car 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.

For my car rental with Sixt, how can I reduce the security deposit?

Security deposit amounts vary for each car rental supplier. You can easily find the lowest insurance excess options using our search filters

Is the car hire fully insured?

Car rentals with SUPPLIER 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.

Can I cancel my rental with Sixt 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.

What do I need when I collect the car from Sixt?

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.

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