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Rental-Car Prices Hit Travelers Trying to Escape Airport Hell

  • Car-hire rates have more than tripled in Spain since 2019
  • Higher prices here to stay after decade of stagnation: Sixt

European vacationers looking to avoid this summer’s airport chaos by renting a car can expect to pay record rates.

Prices that hit all-time highs in 2021 have been scaling new heights this year, with Europe’s coastal regions especially affected by inflated rates.