What are Return Costs?

Return Costs are costs involved with returning the vehicle to its home location, or, for the vehicle to pick-up in a location other than its home location (see examples below). Return costs include the required number of rental days plus fuel for the trip.

Example #1: Pickup in Antananarivo and drop-off in Morondava

In this example, the driver lives in Antananarivo. This journey takes 4 days to complete in total. The traveller is responsible for the cost of the entire trip, not just one-way. – Antananarivo to Morondava, 2 days (green line below) – Morondava to Antananarivo, 2 days (red line below)

Since the driver lives in Antananarivo, first he will pick up the traveller and drive to Morondava and requires compensation for this part of the trip.

2 rental days and fuel.

Then he will return to Antananarivo and requires compensation for this part of the trip.

2 rental days and fuel.


Example #1: Pickup in Antananarivo and drop-off in Tamatave

In this example, the driver lives in Tamatave. This journey takes 2 days to complete in total. The traveller is responsible for the cost of the entire trip, not just one-way. – Antananarivo to Tamatave, 1 day (red line below) – Tamatave to Antananarivo, 1 day (green line below)

Since the driver lives in Tamatave, first he will drive to Antananarivo to pick up the traveller and requires compensation for this part of the trip.

1 rental day and fuel.

Then the traveller and driver will drive back to Tamatave to complete the trip.

1 rental day and fuel.