Volkswagen Transporter T6

What’s the minimum age for van hire?

Volkswagen Transporter T6

It’s well known that young drivers often find it difficult to rent a van (or a car). But the actual minimum age varies widely with different hire companies.

Although it’s usually somewhere between 21 and 25, we understand that a couple of years can make a big difference if you’re a young driver who needs to hire a van. To help you work out which van hire suppliers might be able to help, we’ve gathered up age limit information for most of the major van rental firms in the UK.

All information was believe to be correct as of February 2018. 

How old do I need to be to hire a van?

Van hire company Minimum age for van hire Additional fee for under 25?
Europcar 22 Young driver surcharge applies to under-25s. At the time of writing (9 Feb 2018) this was listed as £32.50 on Europcar’s website.
Hertz 23 Young driver surcharge applies to drivers aged under 25.
Thrifty 21 Drivers under 25 can only rent compact and short wheelbase vans. A young driver surcharge also applies.
Sixt  21 Drivers under 23 must not have any endorsements on their licence. Restrictions apply to van choice for under 25s. A young driver surcharge applies to under 25s.
Enterprise 25 n/a
Avis 25 n/a
Budget 25 n/a
National 25 n/a
Northgate 21 Drivers age 21-24 must pay a young driver surcharge of £10 (last checked on 9 Feb 2018)

P.S. If you’re looking for information about maximum age limits for van hire, click here.

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