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Old Jul 30th 2017, 12:37 pm
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Hi,

Been searching the car websites for a car hire company that will allow me to drive from Spain to the UK. We fancied a month driving holiday including a visit to family and friends in the UK. All the car hire sites (that I've seen) won't allow their cars to be taken to the UK from Spain. Anybody know of any companies that will?

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I think you would be cheaper flying / crossing the channel as foot passenger and hiring a car in UK.
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Hi,

Been searching the car websites for a car hire company that will allow me to drive from Spain to the UK. We fancied a month driving holiday including a visit to family and friends in the UK. All the car hire sites (that I've seen) won't allow their cars to be taken to the UK from Spain. Anybody know of any companies that will?

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We hired a local van after Christmas to go to UK from here & back. No problem.
Surely the big international companies can offer you to go to UK, such as Europcar, Enterprise, Hertz etc.
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We hired a local van after Christmas to go to UK from here & back. No problem.
Surely the big international companies can offer you to go to UK, such as Europcar, Enterprise, Hertz etc.
I've looked at all the big hire companies and their terms and conditions state that I'd have to leave the car at the ferry port and collect it on return!

Missile: Just fancied a driving holiday through Spain and onto the UK. Did it the opposite way about 6 years ago on my cruiser which was great!!!
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Missile: Just fancied a driving holiday through Spain and onto the UK. Did it the opposite way about 6 years ago on my cruiser which was great!!!
Great idea, I have done that several times. Last month we travelled via the tunnel.

If you don't own a car you could arrange a one way hire car in Spain, tour wherever then leave it at the airport / ferry or rail terminal and hire another on arrival in UK.
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Great idea, I have done that several times. Last month we travelled via the tunnel.

If you don't own a car you could arrange a one way hire car in Spain, tour wherever then leave it at the airport / ferry or rail terminal and hire another on arrival in UK.
That sounds the most logical way to do it. Thanks for the advise/help.

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No worries. I have toured both bike and car, if I can help? [IMG][/IMG]
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http://britishexpats.com/forum/spain...ack-uk-900803/

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Far to much responsibility! Wouldn't want to be responsible for someone's property. Anyway, the destination is miles away from where I want to be. Good offer though for anybody who wants to take it on.
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No worries. I have toured both bike and car, if I can help? http://<a href="http://s183.photobuc... <br /> </a>
Oh my God, its a Suzuki TL1000s 'Widowmaker' if I am not mistaken. Very few pictures exist of one 'sunny side up', unless it was the sales brochure. Respect.......
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Oh my God, its a Suzuki TL1000s 'Widowmaker' if I am not mistaken. Very few pictures exist of one 'sunny side up', unless it was the sales brochure. Respect.......
I remember the original widowmaker early Kawasaki 750 2 stroke triple very quick for its day.
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Oh yes, the H1 killing machine. Sorry to ramble, I had a Suzuki GT 750 'kettle'. How are we still here? Back to topic, sorry!
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Far to much responsibility! Wouldn't want to be responsible for someone's property. Anyway, the destination is miles away from where I want to be. Good offer though for anybody who wants to take it on.
But a hire car IS someone else's property.
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Oh my God, its a Suzuki TL1000s 'Widowmaker' if I am not mistaken. Very few pictures exist of one 'sunny side up', unless it was the sales brochure. Respect.......
Yes, it was a bit of an animal. The issue with mine was the loose nut on the handlebar.

I have a soft spot for big V Twins >
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Honda VTR1000sp? Oh my God, loved and owned bikes since I was 16.Stop now, we'll get banned!!!!
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