Rhodes

By | 16th January 2018

Do you need a car in Rhodes?

Do you need a car in Rhodes > Should you rent a car in Rhodes Greece > Rhodes ( RHO )

Do you need a car in Rhodes? Introduction

Why? Why not? Ratings Comments

The Greek island of Rhodes is just large enough for a hire car to be useful, although it’s far from essential.

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Why should you rent a car in Rhodes?

In terms of factors like the cost of the hire itself, fuel costs, road tolls and parking charges, is it worth hiring a car in Rhodes?

Rhodes Car hire summary


Overall drive rating

30%

 

Cheapest rate for one week

€95

 #94/300

 

How much should I expect to pay in the peak season?

 

 €220

145/300

 

Free parking score

Total 697 - of which 388 have free parking. [full notes - parking]

56%

#103/300

 

Bearing mind that if you are planning on getting around Rhodes by bus, buses on Greek islands only tend to operate between the major towns, in what might be described as a matchstick network, so the chances are that to get anywhere else you would have to go into Rhodes town and then out again, rather than to take a direct route. The same challenge also applies on islands like Corfu, and also on smaller Santorini, although our car hire advice there is slightly different.

Why not? Visiting Rhodes without a car

Why? Why not? Ratings Comments

Rhodes public transport quick facts

Train score

 

00%

Water travel score

80%

Overall public transport score

20%

Walking and Cycling Overview

Active travel score

(walking + cycling)

30%

Independent minded travellers might be looking at travelling around Rhodes and then heading onward into mainland Turkey, and needless to say, we do not recommend trying to get a one-way Rhodes car hire deal with a drop-off in Turkey, that’s just not going to happen!

Ratings

Car rental in - Rhodes Need v worth & should!

Do you need a car in Rhodes?

Based on comparison with transit, walking and cycling.
 

Is it worth hiring a car in Rhodes?

Based on value for money
 

Should you rent a car in Rhodes?

Weighing up the above, if you are asking about hiring a car, is it a good idea?
 

Who is travelling?

Is it worth renting a car in Rhodes if I am a solo / budget traveller?

What about for 2 people travelling together?

For families?

 

Where are you staying?

Do you need a car in Rhodes if we are staying in a central area?

What if we are staying on the edge of the city/resort?

Or in a rural area?

 

What is your attitude towards driving?

Should I hire a car in Rhodes if I prefer not to drive?

If I am easy either way?

If I prefer to drive?


 

Verdict

Final score:

5

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Why? Why not? Ratings Comments
 

Would you hire a car in Rhodes?

Have you driven in Rhodes? Do you agree with our advice on whether or not it's worth hiring a car in Rhodes?
Tell us what you think using the comments section below:
 

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