Car hire discount for under 25's
At Rhino we do not think that age should determine whether you can or cannot hire a car (within reason of 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 £30 per day, often making the overall cost of hiring a car out of reach, or uncompetitive with other travel options.
However, hiring a car is a fantastic way to explore beyond the beaten track, or for when your own car is off the road and public transport just will not cut it. For that reason, whilst we cannot 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.
Can I hire a car at 21?
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 and in some locations at least 2 years. In some cases, for example if a driver wishes to hire a larger or luxury vehicle, an older age/longer licence may be required. The majority of car hire 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:
Car rental agent young driver fees in the UK:
(Young drivers fee can vary depending on the location and quote)
Young Driver Fee (per day)
Senior Driver Fee (age)
Young driver's age: 21 to 24 years. Charge 37.5 GBP per day. Maximum 1,050 GBP for the rental
Young driver's age: 23 to 24 years. Charge 37.7 GBP per day. Maximum 377 GBP for the rental
Young driver's age: 21 to 24 years. Charge 79 GBP per day.
Younger driver's age.: 25 to 27 years. Charge 18 GBP per day.
Young driver's age: 22 to 26 years. Charge £39 per day
23-24 years - £32.50 a day
Drivers aged 22-24 - £35.00 per day
fee applies (70)
Young driver's age: 21 to 24 years. Charge 50 GBP per day
Young driver's age: 23 to 24 years. Charge 30 GBP per day.
Up to 10% discount on young driver car hire
Whether you are 21, 22, 23 or 24, hiring a car does not need to 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 to 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 held for at least 1-2 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, we hope that our extra discount will help you get behind the wheel in a more affordable way. Do not forget, our experienced team will help you chose the best car if needed, as it is important to look at the total cost including young driver surcharge as the cheapest base rate may not always offer the cheapest overall option.