In the UK (and most countries) in order to rent a car you must:

  • Be aged 21 or over
  • Have held a full driving licence for at least one year

Does age have an effect on cost?

On the whole, minimum car rental ages vary depending on the supplier. If a driver is under 25, some suppliers may add a Young Driver Surcharge, this is can be as much as £30 to £40 a day, as younger drivers are more likely to be involved in an accident. However, points on a licence may affect this also.

Minimum age requirements also depend on the type of vehicle – if you wished to hire a 7 seater car, for instance, you would need to be over 25 and have held a licence for a minimum of 24 months.

If you wanted to hire a light van, you would need to be over 21 and have held a licence for at least 24 months.

Eurovan Hire van rental age

At Eurovan Hire, our insurance specifies that you must be over 25 years old in order to rent one of our Volkswagen vans. However, we can arrange insurance for drivers between the ages of 21-24 with additional terms & conditions, and an increased insurance excess.

Please call us on 01323 458651 for more information before deciding which commercial Volkswagen van you would like. Alternatively, if you have an age related enquiry, you can drop us an email at info@eurovanhire.net, and we will get back to you shortly.