Debit Card Car Hire

As a general rule of thumb when renting a car you must provide a credit card for security when collecting the car. Whilst you can pay for the rental car with a debit card, a credit card is still required when you collect the car at the rental desk. However, we’re delighted to announce that a number of UK car rental agents now permit car rental using a debit card for security.

Here at Rhino, we’ve taken the confusion out of the topic and put together a simple list of UK car rental locations where you can hire a car using a debit card. Consistent with a credit card, the rental agent will require a deposit amount (stated in the terms and conditions) however in some locations, certain suppliers will permit this being taken from a debit card and NOT a credit card. We’re always keen to break good news to our customers and it’s a question we are asked frequently, so it’s with joy that we are glad to be of service and offer car hire in the UK without a credit card.

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Visa Debit Car Hire – What type of debit card can I use to hire a car?

Visa debit is the generally accepted debit card in the UK, however please check the terms and conditions per rental to see what other type of debit card may be accepted by the specific rental agent / location.

Map of UK Car Rental Locations that Accept Debit Cards

List of UK Car Rental Locations that Accept Debit Cards

Location / Supplier

Avis
Europcar/Keddy
Hertz
Sixt
Alamo
Dollar/Thrifty
Enterprise
Budget
Aberdeen Airport
N*
Y
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Aberdeen Downtown
N*
Y
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Aberystwyth Downtown
N*
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
Belfast City Airport
N*
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
Birmingham Airport
N*
Y
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Birmingham Downtown
N*
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
Blackpool Airport
N*
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
Bournemouth Airport
N*
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
Bournemouth Downtown
N*
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
Bracknell Downtown
N*
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
Brighton Downtown
N*
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
N*
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
Bristol Downtown
N*
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
Cambridge Downtown
N*
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
Cardiff Airport
N*
Y
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Cardiff Downtown
N*
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
Derry Airport
N*
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
Dundee Downtown
N*
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
East Midlands Airport
N*
Y
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Edinburgh - Waverley Train Station
N*
Y
N
N
N
N
y
N
N*
Y
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Edinburgh Downtown
N*
Y
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Exeter Airport
N*
Y
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Exeter Downtown
N*
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
N*
Y
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Glasgow Airport
N*
Y
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Glasgow Downtown
N*
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
Glasgow Prestwick Airport
N*
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N*
Y
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Inverness Airport
N*
Y
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Inverness Downtown
N*
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
Inverness Train Station
N*
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
Liverpool Airport
N*
Y
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Liverpool Downtown
N*
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
London - Edgware Road
N*
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
London - Kings Cross
N*
Y
N
N
N
N
y
N
London - St Pancras
N*
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
London - Victoria Station
N*
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
London - Waterloo
N*
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
London City Airport
N*
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
London Luton Airport
N*
Y
N
N
N
N
Y
N
London Stansted Airport
N*
Y
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N*
Y
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Newcastle Airport
N*
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
Newcastle Downtown
N*
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
Newcastle Train Station
N*
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
Reading Downtown
N*
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
Slough Downtown
N*
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
Southampton Airport
N*
Y
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Southend Airport
N*
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
N* Avis will sometimes permit a debit card to hire a car, we recommend you check on a rental by rental basis.

Terms and Conditions

Supplier / location information correct at time of publication, we recommend that you check the specific rental terms and conditions at time of booking as with prices, terms can change without notice. Terms at time of booking will be honoured at rental pick up date.