Young Driver Car Hire For Under 25s

Car hire for under 25s

Young Driver Car Hire

When it comes to hiring a vehicle, most suppliers will only hire to those over the age of 25, if you are under 25 or a student it can be extremely hard to get a rental vehicle. 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 those of 18 and above. We just need to know your specific requirements.

What’s the minimum age to hire a car?

Here at Indigo our minimum age requirement to hire a vehicle in the UK: is 21 years old, however in Spain for example we have agreed a deal with a supplier to hire cars to 18 year olds or over given that you have held your licence for a year prior to hiring.

There are a lot of things that factor into whether or not you can get a car as a young driver, Tit cepends on the amount of time you have held your license for, whether you have any points or convictions on your license and from which location you want a vehicle.

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:
Ford Fiesta – Economy
Fiat Panda – Mini
Opel Astra – Compact
Ford Focus Station Wagon – Compact SW
Ford Mondeo – Standard/Intermediate

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

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The best car rental company I have ever dealt with by a long shot. I made it very difficult for them (I’m in Italy and I only have a debit card, no car rental companies in Italy accept a debit card and I’m a young driver <25 years old) and not only did they find me a way to book and release a car (through debit card), they also found me a much cheaper deal then I could find on any other website (including young driver fee!). Most car rental and booking companies are known for shady business practices and have terrible reviews - so it's refreshing to see a company that genuinely cares about it's customers, and cares about finding the best, cheapest deal with full transparency on all the charges/additional fee's (other companies are not like this, trust me!). As a young driver, with most car rental companies it feels like I am not trusted when I deal with them. Indigo is the first company to treat me like any other driver! Also very refreshing. If you check their website, you can see they try hard to make exclusive deals with their suppliers (for the use of debit cards in Italy, to make better cheaper deals for young drivers etc) and generally go above and beyond all the other booking companies. I will be looking to use this company as much as possible for my future trips for all these reasons and will be recommending it to my friends! Thanks again Indigo! David Farinha, 18/09/2018, From trustpilot

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
New Zealand18

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 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.

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by Linda on Indigo Car Hire

We had a problem with hiring a car bcs of the debit card that we own. Cherie helped us and found a proper rental where they accept debit cards as well. We didn't have to pay a young driver's fee even I was younger than 25 yo! So I was very happy with all provided services. Thank you, Cherie!

by audrey stamp on Indigo Car Hire
Amazing great service!

Cieran was so amazing and helpful, he explained everything, put my mind at ease first time i have used them but certytainly will recommend them to everyone from now on!

by Rowan on Indigo Car Hire

Indigo Car hire was a life saver for me as I needed to drive In Barcelona, Spain. They set me up with a gray car for a very reasonable price considering I am under 25. I will definitely use them again and highly recommend. There was no problem with using a debit card or any delays in service. Thanks!

by Christopher Holland on Indigo Car Hire
Finally!! great for young drivers

Indigo car hire found me an amazing deal and pretty much made my whole birthday! I couldn't of travelled without a car as i was going from Glasgow to skye with friends and I couldn't afford the young drivers fee I was being quoted from other companies.

I strongly recommend Indigo for young drivers!

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