Car rental for drivers under 25
How to rent a car when you are under 25
Aged under 25 and looking for car rental? No problem.
Being under 25 shouldn’t be a barrier for car hire. Here at Avis it isn’t. If you’re looking for a car for a holiday, a day trip, or maybe just to move your stuff back to university or a new place, we have a great selection of vehicles to suit your needs.
We've put together this guide to the most frequently asked questions about how to rent a car if you're under 25.
Frequently Asked Questions
How old do I have to be to hire a car?
Minimum ages for car rental if you are under 25 will vary depending on where you’re picking up your vehicle. In most European and North American locations, the minimum age to rent a car is 21, and in Scandinavia it is 19. In the UK, you’ll need to be at least 23 year's old.
Age restrictions also vary by vehicle and selected car groups are not available to drivers aged under 25. To find out more, read the “Details” about the vehicle you’re interested in on our Search Results (booking) page before selecting it. We’ll also include this in your Booking Confirmation email.
How long do I need to have held my licence for?
Minimum requirements can vary depending on where you are picking up your rental car. If you are under 25 and planning to rent a car, in most European countries, including for the UK, you’ll need to have held a full driving licence for one year; although some European countries, such as Germany, only require 6 months. In the USA and Canada, the requirements can vary by state or province.
For certain car groups, we may ask that you have held your licence for longer. To find out more, read the “Details” about the vehicle you’re interested in on the Search Results (booking) page before choosing it. We’ll also include this in your Booking Confirmation email.
Do I have to pay extra? How much?
If you (or any additional drivers) are aged under 25 when you hire a car you will each have to pay a Young Driver’s Surcharge. The amount you pay will depend on where you‘re picking up your vehicle.
How are Young Driver charges applied?
The surcharge that applies at the location where you’re collecting your rental will be included in the cost we quote when you make your booking.
How can I get a quote?
Use the booking panel above. Please ensure that you uncheck the “Driver aged between 30 and 70” box and provide your date of birth when prompted. This will ensure we show you the vehicles that are available to under 25s.
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