Can I hire a car if I am under 25?

What is the minimum age to hire a car? How many years of driving experience do I need? We solve all your doubts

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Most car rental companies operating in Spain require that the driver who is going to rent a car or van is at least 21 years old and has held his driving license for at least a year. In addition you will also see that they charge an additional fee to drivers between the ages of 21 and 25, but do not worry, if you are under 21, there are other more benevolent companies that do accept young drivers under 21 (always in exchange for an extra charge).

If you are under 25, do not worry, there are rental companies with whom you can rent a car without problems in exchange for an additional charge.

Here we present a list of the minimum ages of the main car hire companies in Spain and its conditions:

Enterprise

  • Minimum age: 21 years.
  • One year minimum since you got your driving license.
  • Minimum age of 25 years for some cars of superior category.
  • Fee for young drivers under 25: €12,49 per day with a maximum of 10 days.

Alamo

  • Minimum age: 21 years (25 years for some cars of superior category, like the Audi A6 or Ford Transit).
  • One year minimum since you got your driving license.
  • Surcharge for young drivers under 25 years.
  • Fee for young driver: 15 euros per day with a maximum of 10 days.

Europcar

  • Minimum driving age: 21 years.
  • Surcharge for young drivers under 25 years.
  • Fee for young driver: 22.20 euros per day with a maximum of €215 .

Keddy

  • Minimum driving age: 21 years.
  • Surcharge for young drivers under 25 years.
  • Fee for young driver: 22.20 euros per day with a maximum of €215 .

Goldcar

  • Minimum driving age: 21 years.
  • One year minimum since you got your driving license.
  • Surcharge for drivers with less than 4 years experience on their driving license.
  • Surcharge for young drivers under 25 years.
  • If both conditions are met, the car hire company will charge you only for one of them.
  • Fee for young driver: from €8 euros to €25 per day depending on the category of the car.

Rhodium

  • Minimum driving age: 21 years.
  • One year minimum since you got your driving license.
  • Surcharge for drivers with less than 4 years experience on their driving license.
  • Surcharge for young drivers under 25 years.
  • If both conditions are met, the car hire company will charge you only for one of them.
  • Fee for young driver: from €8 euros to €25 per day depending on the category of the car.

Firefly

  • Minimum driving age: 21 years.
  • One year minimum since you got your driving license.
  • Surcharge for young drivers under 25 years.
  • Fee for young driver: € 5 per day with a maximum of € 60 per rental.

Hertz

  • Minimum driving age: 21 years.
  • One year minimum since you got your driving license (it will have to be 2 if you want to hire cars like BMW X6, Mercedes Vito or VW Caddy or transporter).
  • Fee applied to drivers aged between 21 and 24: €23.96 per day.
  • For certain cars, such as the Seat Leon, Hyundai i30 or Opel Insignia, you must be over 23 years old. For cars like the BMW 3 Series or Lexus RX the minimum age is 25 years.

Avis

  • The driver must be over 21 years old, or 25 years in case of rental of 4x4 vehicles or certain high-end cars.
  • One year minimum since you got your driving license.
  • Surcharge for young drivers under 25 years.
  • Fee for young driver: €21 per day with a maximum of 10 days. If you hire a car in the Canary Islands, the fee applied will be €25 per day, with a maximum of 10 days.

Sixt

  • Minimum driving age: 18 years.
  • Fee for young driver: €16 per day for drivers under 23 years. If you rent for a full week, it will be slightly cheaper since it will be € 100.
  • To rent high-end vehicles you will need to be over 25 years old and have a minimum of 3 years experience as a driver holding a driving license.

Thrifty

  • Minimum age: 19 years for economical or compact car categories (for example a Renaulto Clio or Volkswagen Polo).
  • One year minimum since you got your driving license.
  • Fee for young drivers under 25: €19.80 per day with a maximum of €198.
  • The driver must be over 23 for certain categories of cars such as compact family, intermediate 4-door and standard 4-door.

Centauro

  • Minimum age: 21 years.
  • Between the ages of 21 and 25, you will be considered a young driver.
  • Fee for a young driver: €5 a day with a minimum amount of 1€5 and a maximum of €70.

Cicar

  • Minimum age: 21 years.
  • Until the driver has reached the age of 25: there will be a supplement for a young driver of €10.33 per day with a maximum of €103.30.
  • To drive certain cars, you must be at least 23 or 25 years old.
  • Two year minimum since you got your driving license.

Orlando

  • To be able to hire a car with this company, you must be at least 21 years old.
  • One year minimum since you got your driving license.

If you travel to the Canary Islands, and you are a young driver, Orlando will be a good option as there is no additional charges for being under 25 years.

OK Rent a car

  • Minimum age: 19 years.
  • Fee for young driver (19 to 25 years, both included) will be €10 per day, with a minimum amount of €24 and a maximum amount of €300.
  • Regarding new drivers: if you got your driving license more than 2 years ago, you will be charged the same amount of young driver.

Autoclick

  • Are you under 21 and want to hire a car? With Autoclick you can do it from 18 years old!
  • In addition, the fee for young driver will not raise the price too much, since it is only €5 per day.
  • Regarding new drivers: if you got your driving license more than 2 years ago, you will be charged the same amount of young driver.

Wificar

  • You can hire with WifiCar if you are over 21 and have a European ID.
  • In addition, the surcharge for young driver will not raise the price too much, since they are only €5 per day.
  • Regarding new drivers: if you got your driving license more than 2 years ago, you will be charged the same amount of young driver.

Remember that these data are estimates and may vary as the company wishes at any time. If you are traveling abroad, please note that the minimum ages vary by country and there are some countries where the minimum age is 25 years or they ask for more than 8 years of experience since you got your driving license.

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