Payment Methods & Deposits

Means of Payment Accepted

- Europcar accepts major credit cards:

  American Express, Diners Club, Mastercard and Visa.

- In some cases, payment may be made with:

Europcar charge cards and Full Credit vouchers
Europcar prepaid vouchers

- Even if using a Europcar prepaid voucher (with a specified value or the mention Group Days), you
  must also present a credit card for the charges which have not been prepaid (extras, refuelling
  charge, excess due in case of damage to or loss of the rented vehicle)

- For luxury models you may also be required at certain locations a second credit card and / or utility
  bill dated within the last 3 months from the same address

  • Deposit rules

    We need to estimate the car rental charges and obtain an authorisation number from your bank. The estimate is based upon:

    - Expected length of rental 
    - Applicable rate including tax
    - Incidental charges such as gasoline, and excess waiver

    This amount is not debited. It is held on cardholder's bank account until the final rental charge amount is debited.
    However, there can be exceptions in some countries. Please see our General Rental Terms  for more detail. Deposits and rentals paid in cash are limited within the Europcar network (where cash deposits are accepted they must be accompanied by additional forms of proof of identity - please check with your Europcar reservations office).

    • DCC (dynamic Currency Conversion)

      DCC or Dynamic Currency Conversion is a financial service in which cardholders have the amount of the transaction converted to their local  currency  when making payment in a foreign currency .
      Europcar proposes to process the conversion instead of the cardholder issuing bank.

      The renter/ cardholder will benefit from transparency of fees (only 2.75% currency conversion fee per transaction), and a currency conversion receipt will be available on (rubric Print Invoices) following each rental.

      This service is available in 9 European countries (Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom).

      Customer has the choice at pick up time between a conversion processed by Europcar or by his/her card issuing bank.

      Please click on Credit Card Currency Conversion service to download our flyer.


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