under 25 car hire

Car hire discount for under 25's

At Rhino we don’t think that age should determine whether you can or cannot hire a car (within reason on course!). Most car rental agents charge a young driver surcharge for any driver under the age of 25 and this can be as much as £15 per day, often making the overall cost of hiring a car out of reach, or uncompetitive with other travel options.

The most young-driver friendly car rental agents are:

  • Sixt (Tel: +44 (0) 207 0 188233)
  • Thrifty (Tel: +44 (0) 333 332 1222
  • Europcar (Tel: +44 (0) 371 384 0235
  • Hertz (Tel: +44 (0) 20 7026 0077
  • Avis (Tel: +44 (0) 808 284 6666
When taking into account the minimum age and young-driver fee.

Car rental agent young driver fees

Min Age
Young Driver Fee (per day)
Senior Driver Fee (age)
£0 (71)
£0 (71)
£0 (71)
£0 (71)
on request
£0 (71)
£0 (71)
on request
£0 (71)
£0 (71)
Inter Rent
fee applies (70)

However, hiring a car is a great way to explore beyond the beaten track, or for when your own car is off the road and public transport just won’t cut it. For that reason, whilst we can’t remove the young driver supplement, we have decided to discount our standard rates by as much as 10% for our under 25 car hire customers to make the overall cost more comparable.

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Up to 10% discount on young driver car hire

So whether you are 21, 22, 23 or 24, hiring a car needn’t be out of reach and you can still enjoy the benefits that car hire brings without having to dig too deep. As a young driver, you will need pay the surcharge directly to the rental agent on arrival when collecting the car and are still required to produce your driving license, of which you must have help for at least 2 years without any major endorsements (as with all ages).

So whether you are a 21 year old looking to hire a car in Spain, a 22 year old wanting to hire a car in Italy or a 23 year old looking to hire a car in the UK whilst yours is off the road, we hope that our extra discount will help you get behind the wheel in a more affordable way. Don’t forget, our experienced team will help you chose the best car if needed, as it’s important to look at the total cost including young driver surcharge as the cheapest base rate may not always offer the cheapest overall option, but our team are on hand the help.

Can I hire a car at 21?

In order to hire a car in the UK, a driver must be over the age of 21 with a full and valid driving licence. The driver must have held this licence for at least 1 year.
In some cases, for example if a driver wishes to hire a luxury vehicle, an older age/longer licence may be required.  The majority of hire car companies in the UK apply an additional fee for a driver under 25. The table below shows the minimum age and fee for hiring a car in the UK:

This demonstrates that Europcar appear to be the most young driver friendly supplier with the lowest daily fee and permitting drivers as young as 22 years old, only Sixt and Thrifty allow younger drivers at 21.

Top Under 25 Car Hire Locations

  • Under 25 car hire France
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