Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Zakynthos car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Zakynthos.
Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Zakynthos car rental.
Some car hire companies in Zakynthos which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Europcar, Budget and Avis
On average a hire car in Zakynthos costs £25 per day.
The average price of fuel in Zakynthos is £5.47 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £66 and £87, depending on the car size.
Intermediate (Audi A3 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Zakynthos.
Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Dionsios Salomos airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION, SURPRICE CAR RENTAL, Europcar, Budget, Rhodium, Right Cars, Sixt, Avis, Alamo and Global Rent A Car.
Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.
A Intermediate car hire in Zakynthos costs £15 per day, on average.
In Zakynthos, cars are most frequently hired at AbbyCar Car Rentals Zakynthos Airport (2 miles from city centre).
On average hiring a car in Zakynthos costs £173 per week (£25 per day).
On average a car hire in Zakynthos costs £741 per month (£25 per day).
Travelers who want to get the most out of the sunshine and summer vibes should consider renting a convertible, as the weather on Zakynthos is splendid during the summer. As the streets on the island are not pristine in all places and the villages and cities are narrow in most parts, renting a compact car is recommended.
All speed limits are posted in kilometers per hour on Zakynthos and general regulations permit 50 km/h (31 mph) in residential areas. On rural roads, up to 90 km/h (65 mph) is generally allowed but, due to the winding roads on Zakynthos, it is not advised to go faster than 60 km/h (37 mph).
Petrol in Europe is generally more expensive and is measured in liters. The average price for one liter in Zakynthos is €1.55 ($1.76, which means approximately $7.04 per gallon). Make sure to familiarize yourself with what kind of petrol is required for the hire car and refill the tank before venturing out to the remote beaches, especially on the western side of the island, as it has less infrastructure and therefore fewer petrol stations.
The easiest way to secure a parking spot for your hire car is by opting for an accommodation with a parking spot included. When driving into Zante city, there is a car park next to the port that may be your best bet to score a spot. The beaches usually have parking lots as well.