Car Hire Rental Information

Here is some general information on drivers’ age and licence requirements for car hire.

You should note that rules vary for different car rental companies and in different countries. Please ensure that you specify your age accurately when booking your rental car and that you check the Rental Conditions carefully for your chosen car.

Drivers Age

Minimum and maximum age requirements vary between rental companies and countries.

As a general guide, the minimum acceptable age for any vehicle will be 21 years and the maximum (without restrictions) will be anything from 65 to 100 years old.

Drivers under 25 may be subject to young driver surcharges. Similarly, drivers over a certain age may be liable for additional charges.

Please quote the driver’s age accurately when requesting a quote. You will then be shown a selection of suitable vehicles and advised in the Rental Conditions of any additional charges that may apply to you.

Drivers Licence

Car rental companies usually require drivers to have held a full car driving licence for a certain minimum period of time. This requirement can vary widely but as a minimum you will normally need to have held a full licence for at least one year.

Some companies stipulate anything from 2 – 5 years – check the Rental Condition for each car when reviewing your quote. These will specify any licence-related requirements under the sub-heading “Drivers Licence”.

Drivers with licence endorsements may also face restrictions. Minor endorsements (e.g. fixed penalty for speeding offences in UK) are typically acceptable, but major endorsements are not normally acceptable.