Definition of self-drive in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌsɛlfˈdrʌɪv/


1(Of a hired vehicle) driven by the person who hires the vehicle, rather than a professional driver: a self-drive removal van
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  • Paying double for two men and a large van, rather than hiring a small self-drive van, meant the difference between three hours of efficiency and a whole day of agony.
  • This means that, despite a huge tourist industry, India has almost no facilities for self-drive car hire.
  • Packages include return flights, self-drive car hire, and accommodation on a B & B basis but the company can also help you create your own itinerary.
2(Of a holiday) involving use of one’s own car rather than transport arranged by the operator.
Example sentences
  • Specialist company Steppes Latin America has a range of self-drive holidays that allow you to custom-build your itinerary.
  • If you prefer to go by car, self-drive holidays are available on Fjord line from Newcastle to Bergen, at an extra £142.
  • Of course, none of them can compare with the rock-bottom price of the cheapest self-drive, self-catering Alpine holidays, but that's not really the point.
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