Questions and answers about our rental cars in Corfu
Below you will find questions and answers about our rental cars in Corfu. If your question could not be answered, please send us your question by e-mail.
Who is driveCORFU rent a car?
driveCORFU rent a car was founded in 1994 with the aim to make renting a car easier and less complicated for all visitors to the island of Corfu.
Why are rental rates cheaper at driveCORFU than many other providers?
The low rental prices at driveCORFU are made possible by a clear and consistent corporate concept. Among other things, this is made possible by a minimum rental period of 7 days, personal handover of the rental car at the airport (no expensive airport, no shuttle bus), etc. and not least through the distribution via the Internet.
Can I take the vehicle at the hotel and deliver it there?
From the 2023 season, vehicle handover at the hotel will only be possible on the north coast between the towns of Sidari and Kassiopi or Avlaki! No extra costs are charged for delivery to the hotel, holiday home or holiday apartment. You can either return the vehicle to the hotel or to the airport. Returns at the hotel, holiday home or holiday apartment are only possible in the morning until 7:00 a.m. (even if this shortens the 24-hour cycle). If you would like to sleep longer on the return day, you can alternatively have the vehicle picked up again the evening before. In this case, simply let us know when you hand over the vehicle.
I would like to return the rental car at the hotel in the evening – is that possible?
Yes – If you want to return your rental car to the hotel after 09:00 in the morning, just book one more day. When you hand over the vehicle, please inform us that you want to return the rental car the previous day / evening before.
Important information when returning the vehicle to the hotel/accommodation!
Handover and return at the hotel/holiday home/apartment is only possible until 7 a.m. in the morning, even if this means that the 24-hour cycle is shorter (if, for example, you only want to pick up the vehicle at 11 a.m. on the day of the handover). If you want to sleep in longer, our staff will explain to you when you hand over the vehicle where you can leave the vehicle key on the day you return it.
My hotel is not on the north coast of Corfu island.
If your hotel is not on the north coast between the towns of Sidari and Kassiopi or Avlaki, you can alternatively book your rental vehicle from/to Corfu Airport and take the bus to the airport on the day of the handover. There are good bus connections to Corfu town (Kerkyra) from all places. Just ask your hotel about possible bus connections. The meeting point at the booked handover time is the arrivals hall in the airport, as if you were arriving by plane. Look for a sign (DIN A4) with your name in the arrivals hall and please provide a mobile number when booking. let me know if we shouldn’t find each other directly. This enables us to contact you quickly. Enter WALK IN instead of flight details when booking online.
Is it possible to rent a vehicle for less than 7 days?
No. The minimum rental period for driveCORFU is always 7 days. One rental day equals 24 hours. Alternatively, you can book for 7 days and return the car earlier. Then just let us know when you hand over the vehicle so that we can take note of it accordingly.
I don´t have a credit card. Can I then book a rental car with driveCORFU?
Yes. With driveCORFU you do not need a credit card, as payment by credit card is generally not possible with us. After your booking, you pay the deposit of 15% as normal by bank transfer to the bank account of our brokerage partner in Germany and the final payment is made exclusively in cash on arrival at the vehicle.
Other companies require a deposit by credit card?
driveCORFU does not ask for a deposit. You need for the online booking and also on site at the vehicle delivery NO deposit and NO credit card!
Notes on insurance:
The insurance includes fully comprehensive insurance without excess, liability insurance, fire and theft insurance. Underbody damage, tire damage, key damage or key loss are not covered by the fully comprehensive insurance and cannot be insured separately. The driver must be at least 21 years old, no more than 74 years old and must have held a driver’s license for at least 1 year. In the event of tire damage, the renter must arrange for a tire change, tire repair or replacement himself. There is a spare wheel in every vehicle and almost every petrol station on Corfu offers the repair or sale of tires. Vehicles may not be used in rough terrain. Furthermore, willful destruction by the tenant (e.g. to the interior fittings, upholstery, etc.) is not insured and must be paid for by you on site. Vehicles are to be returned to the lessor as they were taken over. In the event of excessive vehicle soiling (garbage residue, sand, etc. in the vehicle), a separate cleaning fee of EUR 50.00 must be paid in cash by the renter upon return. The coverage of the liability insurance is EURO (€) 1 million for personal injury and damage to property and for glass breakage EURO (€) 1,000.00. We recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance.
ATTENTION! THERE IS NO INSURANCE COVERAGE ONCE YOU LEAVE THE ISLAND OF CORFU BY CAR – Leaving the island of Corfu by rental car is not permitted!
I / we need a child seat:
Child seats are available in three variants (child seats for children up to 9 KG, child seats for children from 9-18 KG and booster seat for children from 18 KG). Each child seat will be charged a rental fee of EUR 2.00 per day.
When should I have booked my rental car?
The sooner the better! Just to the holiday dates, it can quickly come to bottlenecks. Secure your rental car early via our Internet booking system. Bookings on the last push are almost impossible in the high season.
Can I also book my rental car locally at the airport?
No! Since driveCORFU does not maintain an expensive airport terminal, it is not possible to book your rental car shortly after your arrival. Use our Internet booking system and book your rental car early.
Can I leave the island with the rented vehicle?
NO – Leaving the island of Corfu with the rental vehicle is not allowed, as then there is no insurance cover.
Which vehicles are offered?
driveCORFU offers you a vehicle fleet with an average age of 2 years, with new vehicles being added all the time. Thanks to a well-developed network of partners, a fleet of more than 250 vehicles is available. Starting with the small category A (for example Scoda Citigo or similar) up to the category I (for example minibus for 9 persons for example Peugeot Expert or Tepee) a large selection is available. Please note that only the respective category, but not a specific vehicle model, can be confirmed.
Which tank control is to be observed?
We offer a fair and transparent tank control. The return of the vehicle must be carried out with the tank filling with which it was handed over. Level differences are reloaded. driveCORFU reserves the right to provide you with a higher than booked vehicle category (free upgrade) without additional calculation.
Early delivery or late return:
If the vehicle is picked up at the airport between 10:00 p.m. and 00:00 midnight and between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m., a late or early surcharge of EUR 40.00 will be charged at the time of vehicle handover together with the remaining payment . ATTENTION! Vehicle handovers are NO longer possible between 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. in the morning!
We need more than 1 vehicle.
In this case, you must make a second booking via the Internet.
These were questions and answers about our rental cars in Corfu. If your question can not be answered, please send us an e-mail message in German.
Vehicle delivery on Corfu
In the green marked area on the map (see below), vehicle handovers are possible in all locations on Corfu.
In the southern half of the island of Corfu (marked in red), no vehicle transfers or vehicle returns are generally possible! If you live in the southern part of the island of Corfu, we can offer you alternatively only the rental of a rental car from / to Corfu airport. From the south there are very good bus connections to Corfu town or to the airport. Check out the bus timetable of GREEN BUSES in Corfu (opens in a new tab).
On the GREEN BUSES Corfu website, click on “South Corfu” on the left side and then choose your holiday destination. On the right side in the timetable you can see the connections from the resort towards Corfu Town. The timetable and the price are displayed under the timetable!
If you take the bus to the airport, the rental car transfer takes place in the arrivals hall (1st and 2nd entrance to the airport building) exactly as if you were arriving by plane. In the arrivals hall, look for a sign with your name. They recognize us by the yellow polo shirts with the inscription driveCORFU. Please keep your mobile phone ready to receive. Should we not find ourselves directly, we can call you shortly and let you know where we are waiting for you.