Minimum Age to Hire a Car by Country

Minimum Age to Hire a Car by Country

Hiring a car whilst on holiday allows you that extra freedom to explore; it gives you flexibility and is a cost effective way of seeing all your chosen destination has to offer. The advantages of car hire are no different for young drivers, however the terms and conditions can be. For the majority of countries you need to be over 21 to hire a car, some car hire companies will not hire cars to under 25s. A young driver surcharge is usually added at the time of booking. This charge can vary between agents, so it is always worth checking the terms and conditions before accepting the booking. The cost of the young driver surcharge can vary according to the type of vehicle you wish to hire.

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The table below outlines the minimum age requirements for car hire in a range of popular destinations. The young driver surcharge has also been included where possible. Please note the minimum ages listed below refer to driving a standard vehicle (passenger car), however age restrictions may apply for minibus and 4WD hire. It is always worth checking your specific requirements with your car hire provider at the time of booking.
 

Country

Minimum Age for Car Hire

Young driver fee per day

UK

21

£27-£40

18

€36

18

€20.74

21

€15

21

€20

USA

21

$25

Germany

18

€10

Australia

21

AUD 8.80

New Zealand

21

NZD 13.00

Thailand

18

THB 300.00

Singapore

23

0.00

Malaysia

23

0.00

UAE

21

0.00

South Africa

18

ZAR 300.00

Brazil

21

0.00

Cyprus

21

€7.50

Iceland

20

ISK 1,000

Sweden

18

SEK 80

Finland

19

€29

Denmark

21

DKK 100.00

Netherlands

21

€15.31

Israel

21

$10

Jamaica

21

$6

Switzerland

19

CHF 20.00

South Korea

21

0.00

Ireland

21

€30

Saudi Arabia

21

0.00

Portugal

19

€7.50

Poland

21

0.00

Norway

19

NOK 125.00

Zimbabwe

21

$10

Morocco

18

0.00

Mexico

21

MXN

Malta

21

€8.26

Czech Republic

21

CZK 100.00

Croatia

18

€10

Canary Islands

21

€6.20

Canada

21

CAD 5.00

Bulgaria

21

€24

Barbados

21

0.00

Austria

19

€10

Belgium

21

€20


It is always worth checking with your rental supplier for their exact terms and conditions when hiring a car. The above details are intended as a general overview and are subject to change and review.

 
Posted: April 26, 2017 by Global Administrator | with 0 comments

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