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.
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.
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.