Hiring a car with Avis is about more than getting you from one place to another: it’s a travel experience.
When you book direct with Avis you benefit from:
Choose the car that matches your needs, whether it’s a comfortable hire car for convenience or a rental van for moving home. You can even hire one of our sports cars for your dream holiday.
No need to worry about leasing or hiring a contract vehicle, when you can benefit from a UK car rental, with our up to 3 month car rental service for not just yourself, but an additional driver.
With 5,000 car hire locations across the UK, Europe, and the rest of the world, hiring a car has never been been easier.
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Start planning your trip now. Simply enter your desired location and dates in the booking bar above and you are ready to roll.
Our extensive fleet ranges from superminis to supercars, and everything in between. At Avis, we aim to provide you with the exact hire car you’re looking for with flexible prices. Whether you’re after a chic, compact rental car or an executive saloon, we can always guarantee quality.
With regular fleet updates, your trip will always be accompanied by the latest models on the market. Our current ambition is to extend our eco fleet so, if you’re concerned with the environmental impact of your car rental, we have a solution for you.
See our expanding range of cars tailored to your exact needs, so that your travels go exactly as you want them to.
With 5,000 car hire locations across the world's major airports, railway stations, seaports, cities and country towns, there should always be an Avis rental car where you are.
Car and van hire for your business, be it large or small, is well taken care of at Avis.
Whether it's short or long term, we'll only recommend the right car hire services for your business. Find the package that best suits you.
Our wide and diverse commercial van rental range, including specialised vehicles like tippers or box vans, will ensure you hire the van you need, when you need it. Our local team of van experts are ready to immediately support you in finding the right one.
We understand that every journey is different, and we aim to provide everything you could possibly need on your trip. That’s why hiring a car with Avis comes with our suite of superb ancillary products and services.
Keep in touch wherever you roam with Mobile Wi-Fi and keep your journey streamlined with a top-end GPS. Or, even better, you can get them both (with double the data) when you hire our new Travel Companion Tablet. Check out our dedicated Extras page for different ways to enhance your journey.
So, with Avis car hire, you can be sure to always arrive at your destination in the comfort of the latest vehicle, supported by excellent service. Present in 165 countries, we’re here to take away the hassle from your travel, leaving you to enjoy the journey to your next destination. Even if your next destination is in a different country, we can provide travel assistance in a multitude of languages with our exclusive Travel Partner service.
With Avis, you can make your journey your own and be assured that regardless of your travel requirements we will do our best to accommodate accordingly. It’s your space.
To hire a car in the UK, you need to be at least 23 years of age and have held a driving licence for at least one year. Outside of the UK, the minimum age can vary from country to country.
If you're under the age of 25, you'll need to pay an extra fee per day (called a Young Driver’s Surcharge). The amount depends on where you hire a car, because the law and insurance terms vary between countries. If the location charges a premium fee, it could cost more.
If you are under the age of 25, you can hire cars from Group A (Citroen C1 or similar), Group B (Ford Fiesta or similar), Group C (Peugeot 308 or similar), Group E (Vauxhall Astra or similar), and Group I (VW Golf or similar).
You can make a car hire reservation right up to day of travel, but we recommend booking at least a couple of days ahead of time so you can search the biggest range of cars. You can also book months ahead of time. Remember, you can cancel for free, with a full refund, on Pay Online (prepay) bookings up to 24 hours before the day your rental was due to begin. You can cancel Pay on Collection (pay later) bookings up to the time your rental was due to begin.
You and any additional drivers must have held a driving licence for a year and need to bring the licence(s) when the rental vehicle is collected. Please bring the driving licence(s) and either an international driving licence or a notarised English translation, if:
You must also bring ID including:
The price will depend on the vehicle size and model, availability and location. You can get a quote online using our website or by calling our reservation centre.
You can hire a car for as little as one day, or up to three months.making the most of one of our three long-term rental packages.
Third party cover is automatically included in your rental. Should you damage another vehicle or passengers and their property, you won’t have to pay for repairs or injuries. However, if you have an accident or the car is stolen, you will still need to pay a fixed excess fee in relation to the damage on your rental car. The amount you pay depends on the vehicle you hire and which country you hire it in.
For complete peace of mind during your rental you can add either Vehicle Cover or Vehicle Cover Plus to your reservation, to substantially reduce or remove the excess completely.
Avis have 2 coverage packages to reduce your car hire excess. Our Vehicle Cover package will either reduce your damage or theft excess substantially, or completely, depending on which car you choose. Vehicle Cover Plus has the same excess reduction benefits, but also includes enhanced Roadside Assistance to help with mishaps like flat batteries and locked-in keys.
You can use either a credit card or a debit card to hire a car with Avis. Just enter the details online whilst booking or provide them to our call centre agent.
A range of child seats are available to suit the child’s age, height and weight. All our child seats can be selected during the booking process either online or by calling our reservation centre. To ensure availability please book car seats at the same time as you book your vehicle.