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08 April, 2013 - Peta Daniels Peta Daniels

One Way Rental - Why is There Limited Vehicle Availability?

Do you require a different drop off location to your pick up destination for your car hire needs?

When performing a quote through a car hire comparison website such as, Car Rental Buddy it is important to note that the suppliers will need to be located at both your chosen destinations.

If a supplier is only located at one of your selected locations, then they will not display any available rental packages as they will be unable to meet your full hire needs.

To illustrate the variance that can occur with vehicle availability, we have performed two quotes. The first is based on the same pick up and drop off location, while the second quote has a different drop off location selected.

Quote One

Pick Up: Brisbane
Drop Off: Brisbane

Result: 55 Available Rental Packages

Brisbane Quote

Quote Two

Pick Up: Brisbane
Drop Off: Sunshine Coast Maroochydore Airport

Result: 21 Available Rental Packages

Brisbane to Sunshine Coast Quote

Keep in mind that some suppliers may charge a 'one way rental' fee should you select a different drop off location. This is a relocation cost for the supplier as they will need to arrange for the vehicle's transport back to the original pick up location.

We hope the above information has assisted with explaining why you may experience a variation in results if you select a one way rental.

Travel safe!