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Driving the Romantic Road, then on to Paris

Driving the Romantic Road, then on to Paris

Feb 4th, 2010, 09:01 AM
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Driving the Romantic Road, then on to Paris

I will be drving the Romantic Road at Christmans of 2010, then we will head to Paris. Can we rent a car in Frankfurt and return to Munich (or vice versa), without a large surcharge. Or perhaps we should keep the car and drive to Paris and see sights along the way. I've been told not to keep a car in Paris, but the countryside nearby might be nice. Thanks for any advise that you can give me.
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Feb 4th, 2010, 09:08 AM
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There's no additional charge for dropping within Germany, as a rule, only a small charge for dropping at a train station or airport rather than another city location.
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Feb 4th, 2010, 09:45 AM
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Thanks, Russ.
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Feb 4th, 2010, 11:10 AM
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Hi tb,

If you pick up a car in Germany and drop it off in France, there will be a large surcharge (usually).

Enjoy your visit.

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Feb 5th, 2010, 07:00 AM
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Wintertime - wouldn't recommend driving Germany to France. There really won't be that much fantastic scenery to see along the way for the time/expense.

We got early "Prem's" fares on the voyages-sncf.com web site this December from Karlsruhe to Paris for 39 euros and we were there in about 3 hours because of it being a TGV. We left at 7:35 and got in at 10:30 ish...time to drop our luggage at the hotel and have a great lunch before starting our sightseeing. We played cards and relaxed during the short train trip. Great!

If we had driven, it would have taken us 6 hours (I know, because we tried that first in October) and paid way more in gas money along with the usual crummy rest-stop meal. And who knows what the driving conditions might have been like due to weather etc.
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Feb 5th, 2010, 07:40 AM
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Unless something has changed recently or some rental companys have come up with a new rip-off fee, there's no charge for dropping a rental car at a train station or airport; only for picking a car up at a train station or airport.
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Feb 6th, 2010, 03:55 PM
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How much time do you have?
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Feb 10th, 2010, 06:11 AM
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We have actually 12 days (excluding travel to and from Europe days) on the ground. We hope to see highlights of the Romantic Road, highlights of Paris, and highlights of England. I realize that this is a lot of territory to cover, but we start early in the day and finish late.
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