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Cross Border Car Hire UK

cross border car hire uk

Cross Border Car Hire UK

People often have the misconception that hiring a car in the UK and crossing the border to Europe is a confusing process, it’s much easier than if you were to hire in mainland Europe and travel around different countries from there. The only downfall of cross border car hire from the UK to another location is that you must bring it back to the United Kingdom as one way rentals are not permitted due to the vehicle having to cross water.

Some common locations that people travel to from the UK include the obvious France, as well as Germany and Italy, occasionally we also get customers that travel to Spain which we can arrange without an issue. Some of the offers that we have that work with cross border car hire include…

Age Restrictions – Young Driver Car Hire
Typically the age restrictions for cross border car hire from the UK where 25 with one year driving experience, however we have managed to arrange an offer with a supplier that means we can allow people to cross the border given that they are 21 and have held their licence for a year prior, we also have another deal which allow 20 year olds but you must have 3 years on your licence for this. If you want more information on hiring a car under the age of 25 then please click this link.

Debit Card Car Hire
Usually when crossing a border specifically car hire companies will request a credit card as you are travelling miles away with one of their vehicles and with credit cards they can charge them whenever they want. Most people don’t have credit cards or just don’t like using them so we looked at arranging cross border car hire without a credit card and eventually where successful. We arranged debit card car hire, however there are restrictions that are in place in regards to which cards are accepted. If you want more information on debit card car hire then please click this link.

Low Deposit Car Hire
The supplier that we use for cross borders is also the one that can offer our customers a low deposit car hire deal. Unfortunately we can’t offer our no deposit deal as our supplier for which doesn’t allow cross border hire, the low deposit is just the full tank of fuel in the vehicle ranging from around £60-100 depending. If you want more information on hiring a car with a low deposit then please click this link.

Tip
When you hire a car in the UK and are planning to take it to mainland Europe you will need to be taking a ferry. When booking a ferry it asks for a registration plate which cannot be confirmed as rental vehicles have no guarantee as to what exact car you get, however most people miss it but there is actually a section when booking that allows you to tick the fact you have a rental vehicle meaning they don’t require a registration plate.

Please however if you plan on taking a vehicle to another country then you must contact us directly, we will get you the best price but you need to make us aware that you are wanting this deal. Please also note that cross border fees are not listed on the website prices.

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