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Car rental companies allowed into Bosnia - help clarify

San Diego, CA
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Car rental companies allowed into Bosnia - help clarify

Hi !

My husband and I will be traveling/driving in Eastern Europe for 2 weeks after picking up a car in Munich and we are getting conflicitng informaiton between car rental companies and 3rd part rental agencies about which countries we are allowed to enter or not with the car. For example: when calling Europcar and Hertz directly, they say they don't allow their cars into Bosnia; however, a car rental agency is telling us we can go into these countries and they are contracting with Europcar and Hertz.

For those of you who have traveled or know which car rental companies are allowed into Bosnia, please, please let me know. I don't want to arrive in Munich and find out I can't travel into Bosnia.

Thank you, gracias, merci, gracie, hvala

Ely, Minnesota
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1. Re: Car rental companies allowed into Bosnia - help clarify

I know I tried to answer a question on the Croatia post for you. Last summer we arrived in Dubrovnik and got a car from sixt and took a day trip into Bosnia- to Medugorje and Mostar without any problems with the company. I think I would just look into Sixt for now and see what they say.

Gloucester, United...
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2. Re: Car rental companies allowed into Bosnia - help clarify

www.economycarrentals.com

allow you to drive in Bosnia, subject to a payment of about 50 euros for the required paperwork.

San Diego, CA
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3. Re: Car rental companies allowed into Bosnia - help clarify

Thanks! I posted on the different country sites because car rental companies seem to have an issue with the eastern block.

Ely, Minnesota
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4. Re: Car rental companies allowed into Bosnia - help clarify

Well at least it looks like you have a few different options now. I am sure things will work out for you and you will be able to enjoy all that this part of the world has to offer. Where are you looking at going in Bosnia? Mostar? Sarajevo? other? Have a great trip!

Wilmot, NH
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5. Re: Car rental companies allowed into Bosnia - help clarify

Hi, I wonder if you have already taken your trip and how you ended up resolving the problem of Bosnia. We are planning to pick up a car in Milan and visit Slovenia, Croatia and, hopefully, Bosnia. We have the same worry about not being able to take our car to Bosnia. Most of the rental companies we have contacted seem to preclude Bosnia. We can always take a day trip from Dubrovnic but were hoping to visit Mostar on the way from Plitvice to Dubrovnic. Would love to hear from you. Thanks, Anne

London
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6. Re: Car rental companies allowed into Bosnia - help clarify

Hi, I have travelled may times by rental Car into Bosnia, and have never yet found a rental company (From an original EU member state) that allows the car to be taken in to Bosnia. If you arrive at the border they will let you in if you buy third party insurance at the border - or sometimes without, but the risk is then yours if anything happens. If you hire a car in Slovenia or Croatia, then most rental co,s but not all will permit travel into Bosnia and this includes Europcar, Budget etc.

Setan Put

EU
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7. Re: Car rental companies allowed into Bosnia - help clarify

Maybe this is now redundant - but for what it is worth, I have a bunch of international consultants who fly in to Zagreb, hire rental cars there and then travel into BiH RS and all round BiH.

No problems have been encountered with hiring cars - mainly Avis & Europcar - at Zagreb airport and then driving into BiH (2-3 hours away) although it can be costly - cheapest is to book as much as poss in advance via car rental company websites

New York City, New...
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8. Re: Car rental companies allowed into Bosnia - help clarify

I used Budget rent a car. Booked it online from the US. We picked it up in Croatia. Driving into Bosnia is allowed . There were no extra fees.

I did alot of research on this last summer and many companies charge high extra fees to cross the border. Budget did not.

toronto
2 posts
9. Re: Car rental companies allowed into Bosnia - help clarify

We used a local car hire company from Dubrovnik.

A Marker car Rental allow you to drive in Bosnia,Albania,and Montenegro.

Good service and low rates.

Se more on www.carhiredubrovnik.com

houston
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10. Re: Car rental companies allowed into Bosnia - help clarify

You should rent car in Bosnia by local company over therer they are alot cheeper and you can go anywhere you want. I rent the OPEL ASTRA (authomatic)2007 for 35 days for $1758.00 which Hertz and Eurocar ask $3000.00 to $4000.00 go anywhere you want.