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New Driver Car Hire

If you need to hire car but have held your licence for less than 12 months then you have come to right place. We work with suppliers around the globe who offer ‘New Driver Car Hire’ and the cost is lower than you would think.

Until recently, with the vast majority of suppliers you needed to have held a licence for at least 12 months, 2 years in some locations depending on your age. Now we can offer car hire for newly qualified drivers and the only time restriction is that you must have your licence in your hand.

Most are probably aware of how to apply for the license, however for those that do not information on obtaining your license can be found here. Therefore with a quick postal service you can hire a car less than a week after passing your test.

Newly qualified driver

Other Restrictions Can Apply but nothing too heavy!

Providing you meet the below restrictions, you can hire a car today anywhere in the UK and in some countries abroad.

  • Hold a full, clean, UK licence
  • Are aged 25 or over
  • Posses a debit or credit card in your own name
  • You are on the electoral roll at your current address*

*if for some reason you do not yet appear on the electoral roll, you can still hire a car but would need to pay for it using a credit card.

Contact Us About New Driver Car Hire

Popular Locations For New Driver Car Hire

Heathrow AirportGatwick AirportIpswichPlymouth
Manchester AirportLiverpool AirportIsle Of WightPortsmouth
Inverness AirportGlasgow AirportKentPreston
Bristol Airport Edinburgh AirportKingston upon HullReading
Leeds Bradford AirportSouthampton AirportLancashireRipon
Birmingham AirportNewcastle AirportLancasterRomford
Stansted AirportCroydonLeedsSalford
Brighton and HoveCumbriaLeicesterSalisbury
BedfordshireDorsetLisburnSouth London
BerkshireDurhamLondonSt Albans
BirminghamEast LondonLondonderrySt Davids
BradfordEast MidlandsManchesterStaffordshire
BuckinghamshireElyNewportStoke On Trent


CheshireHerefordNottinghamTyne and Wear
West LondonWestminsterWinchesterWolverhampton

This list is by no means exhaustive so if the location is not on the above list simply get in touch with our team.

Contact Us To Make A Booking as a new driver.

If you are a new driver and wish to hire a car in the UK or abroad then contact us today and we will make the whole process easy for you. You can contact our team by phone on 0113 88 00 748, email on or click on the chat function below.

Other Benefits For Newly Qualified Driver car hire

This fantastic offering is complimented by more of our deals, such as of debit card car hire and low deposit car hire, there is even the ability to combine the offer with a free second driver.

If you have any points on your new licence, rentals may still be possible. This will depend on the number of points and what they are for. Call or chat online with one of our rental experts for further information on this offer.

Please note this offer is open to drivers whom are over the age of 25, for information regarding our young driver car hire service please view our young driver page.


Q: Can I Hire A Car Having Just Passed My Driving Test?
A: Yes, providing you have received your licence in the post and are over 25 years old (when hiring in the UK)

Q: I am under 25 and just passed my test, can I Hire a car?
A: In the UK, unfortunately not although we are working on it. However, if you are wanting to hire a car abroad for a holiday then we can help in most cases.

Q: What do I need to be able to hire a car as a new driver?
A: You will need your licence, a proof of address that matches the address on your licence and a form of payment in your own name. Credit cards are preferred but we can in some cases take payment from your debit card.

Q: What cars can I hire as a new driver?
A: In the UK, you can hire various vehicles from small city cars up to the larger family cars that fit into the ‘compact’ category.

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Indigo Car Hire
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 4 reviews
 by Jane

I’ve used Indigo car hire over the last year at least 3 times now and have found each time the customer service is excellent very friendly and professional. I’ve had no issues or problems on collection of my hire car and on a couple of occasions I have had to extend the hire and indigo have sorted this for me and made this extremely easy. I will also add I’m working overseas so booking hire cars for my return visits can be very stressful but Indigo make it easy!
So pleased I found Indigo!! Fantastic service thank you

 by Heather

Indigo car hire was great to use. Everything went smoothly and I enjoyed their customer service so much I have booked another car rental through them

 by Chris J
Highly recommended, especially for new drivers

One of the very few companies I could find in the UK that have policies for new drivers (licences issued less than 12 months ago). A great company to deal with, helpful and straightforward on the phone, no problems at all. Highly recommended.

 by Stewart
Amazing service continues

Cherie has been amazing during the period I needed a car with short notice