We have covered Europcar’s £1 car rentals a few times on Head for Points, and they have proved very popular with readers.
Hertz One also offers one-way UK car rentals for a flat fee from £1, including basic insurance.
The offer comes and goes but, at the monent it is back and active.
This is an interesting way for Hertz to save money when re-allocating vehicles across sites. The idea is that you rent a car for £1 and take it back to its original depot, presumably after someone else paid a hefty one-way rental surcharge in the other direction.
Your best chance of finding a deal is if you want to travel TO one of London’s airports. If I look at Plymouth to Heathrow, for example, there is a £1 car available for booking between 24th February and 1st March.
Included in the price are
- Collision Damage Waiver (excess applies)
- Theft Protection (excess applies)
- Location service charge
- Vehicle Licence Fee
Not included are:
- Super Cover
- Personal insurance
- Premium Emergency
- Roadside Service
- Additional Driver Fee
You need to complete the journey within 24-48 hours of when you collect the car, depending on route. If it is a two day trip, your fee doubles to £2!
It also looks like Hertz One is currently only available:
from Newcastle, Plymouth, Exeter, Aberdeen, Inverness and Cadiff …..
….. travelling to a selection from London airports (Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton and Stansted), Birmingham, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Manchester
You will not earn Gold Plus Rewards points on Hertz One bookings and I am guessing that the chance of getting the standard 1,000 Virgin Flying Club miles for a Hertz booking is roughly nil.
That said, there might be occasions when this could work out nicely.