I’ve read a number of questions on other car hire forums asking about age restrictions for young drivers wanting to rent a car so I thought I’d take this opportunity to clarify what our policy is on this.
In the UK, the youngest age our customers are allowed to rent a car at is 23; however, all drivers must have held a license for minimum 36 months. If you are under the age of 25 a “Young Driver Surcharge” will apply at a cost of £39 per day (incl VAT), per driver. Drivers under the age of 25 are only eligible to rent vehicles in Car Group A (example Peugeot 107), B (example Peugeot 208) or C (example Kia Cee’d).
There is no upper age limit for renting a car with Avis in the UK.
The minimum/maximum age limit and the cost of a young driver surcharge can differ by country so remember to look out for this and I would suggest checking at time of booking to find out what these are. If you would like me to clarify what our policy is for a specific country then let me know where you are travelling to (by posting a comment below) and I’ll be more than happy to get back to you.
* Prices quoted are for rentals collected from “Standard” locations. Rentals from “Premium” locations will be higher. Please check the prices during the booking process.