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Young Driver Car Hire For Under 25s

When it comes to hiring a vehicle, most suppliers will only hire to those over the age of 25. Car hire under 25 can be extremely hard to acquire. There are some suppliers do hire to those under the age of 25 but generally charge a high young driver fee.

We work with hundreds of suppliers worldwide and we know the best way to get you the very best deals when looking to hire a car under the age of 25. We can avoid additional charges, we can offer car hire to those with little experience and we can arrange car hire for 18 year olds and above. We just need to know your specific requirements.

How Old Do You Have To Be To Hire A Car?

Here at Indigo Car Hire our minimum requirements for car hire under 25 include:

  • Typically you are required to be 21+, however we have select locations that allow 18 year olds to hire a car.
  • Meet the required minimum age for the country you wish to hire.
  • Must have held your licence for a minimum of a year.
  • Any points or convictions may make hiring a car more complicated.

There are several different factors to take into account, so before hiring always make sure you check the terms and conditions.

WHAT TYPES OF CARS CAN I HIRE AS A YOUNG DRIVER?

Typically as a young driver the vehicles that you will be able to hire include anything up to a compact size vehicle for example:

However, if you are after a particular size of car, get in touch & we will see what we can do!


Minimum rental ages in different countries

The rental age varies from one location to another, and even within the same country you may be able to hire a car at a particular age at one airport, but not another. That being said, we have put together a guide that shows you the youngest age you can hire a car in some of our most popular countries:

CountryMinimum Age
UK21
Canada21
Greece21
Australia20
Turkey19
France18
Germany18
USA18
Italy18
Holland18
Spain18
Portugal18
New Zealand18
Austria18

If the country you are travelling to is missing, or you want to find out more, then please don’t hesitate to call us directly, our friendly team will always try and get you the best available deal.

Can I hire a car as a young driver without a surcharge?

A young driver surcharge fee can range up to as much as £39/p day if you go with an expensive supplier, so it’s important to not only find the lowest rental charge, but the lowest price combined with the excess fees.

Please keep in mind that all of the prices on our website do not include any young driver fees; this is in addition to the cost of the rental. If you are under the age of 25 then you must contact us directly to find out the options.

If you are between the ages of 23-24 then depending upon the location, we can offer young driver car hire with a small additional fee. This is subject to availability and depends on where you are wanting the vehicle from.

What else should I consider?

Hiring a car if you are under 25 can complicated so it’s always best to get in touch with us directly as opposed to booking online. You must check the terms and conditions as young driver fees are not included in the online rate.

We work with thousands of different car hire companies across hundreds of different locations all over the world, every single one of them has slightly different terms & conditions, so no matter your situation we will always do our best to get you a vehicle so you can make the most of your trip.

Contact Us Regarding Car Hire For Young Drivers

If you would like more information on hiring a car under the age of 25, please feel free to contact our reservations and customer service teams. You can call us on 0113 88 00 748, email us at sales@indigocarhire.co.uk or chat with us online. We are here to answer your queries and to ensure you book with the supplier that meets your requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I am under 25 but I also have a international driving permit. Would i be able to hire a car?
A: The answer to this is yes however you need to of held your domestic licence for a year prior to hiring.
Q: As a young driver how long do you need to of held your licence before hiring?
A: All suppliers will require you to have held your full licence for at least 1 year
Q: I’m a student and have just passed my driving licence test, can I hire a car?
A: Unfortunately, in the UK you will need to wait until you have been driving 12 months. However we can arrange this service in some other countries.
Q: Can I hire a car if I’m under 25 and I have points on my licence?
A: This would depend on your age, number of points and what they are for. Each situation is unique and we often need to get in touch with suppliers directly to see if they could help you.
Q: Can I hire a car with a debit card if I’m under 25?
A: We do have some suppliers in some locations that will allow you to arrange car hire with a debit card if you are under 25 but this is dependent on the supplier and location.