1. Car hire information

Inclusions
Prices are inclusive of all mandatory insurances and taxes, and unlimited mileage. Prices are based on flight arrival and departure times. Any additional amount for extras such as child seats, GPS or additional drivers are payable at the Budget counter upon collection of the car.

Driver information
A credit card in the driver's name (Visa credit or debit card, MasterCard, Amex), a valid driving licence (photo ID card) must be presented at the time of collection. Failure to do so will mean that you will not be able to rent the vehicle.

Pre-Authorisation Payment (UK excluding NI)
You are required to provide a pre-authorisation before we can release a vehicle to a renter. Pre-authorisation holds money in your account.
You are required to provide a payment card in your own name that has enough money available on it to cover the pre-authorisation amount.
The amount of the pre-authorisation is either fixed, or can be calculated based on :

  • The estimated vehicle rental price
  • Plus the estimated price of all optional extras you have requested
  • Plus an additional £200
  • Less any amount we accept you have paid towards the rental when you booked.
  • The calculation varies depending on the rental location. If you would like more details, please contact our Reservations Team.

Pre-authorisation Payment (NI)
Method of payment Credit cards must have available credit, and debit/check cards must have available funds, for the estimated amount of rental charges plus up to £1500 for any incidental charges. Upon collection of the vehicle we will require you to leave a pre-authorised deposit of up to gbp 1500 on a credit or debit card to cover collision damage excess, theft, fines and penalties and fuel. We shall be entitled not to refund all or any part of the deposit should we incur any expense as a result of your actions, whilst in control of the vehicle, or any other reasonable administrative costs relating to your rental. If Avis zero excess cover is purchased, pre-authorisation will be the value of the rental, fuel + £250

Excess
All rentals are subject to an excess in the event of damage and theft. Further information can be found in the 'Car Hire Excesses' table below.

Further information
For additional information, please see the FAQs section of our booking site.

2. Young driver surcharges

Young driver surcharges, where applicable, are payable for each driver or additional driver that meets the young driver age criteria. All charges are paid locally at the rental station upon collection of the car. Prices are subject to change. For further information, please call 0844 581 0155.

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Country Young Driver Surcharge Maximum charge/Days Applicable ages Car Group Exceptions
UK Mainland £37.70 per day 10 days per 28 day rental 23-24 Minimum age 23 years on car groups A, B, C, E, I and M. 
Minimum age 25 years on all other car groups.
UK Northern
Ireland
£11.00 + tax per day 10 days per 28 day rental Under 25 No minimum age for car groups A, B, C. 
Minimum age for all other car groups is 25. 
All drivers must have held driving licence for minimum 36 months.
UK Jersey N/A N/A N/A Minimum age 20 years on car groups A, B, C, F, J, K. 
Minimum age 23 years on car groups D, E and G.
Minimum age 25 years on all other car groups.
UK Guernsey N/A N/A N/A Minimum age 21 on car groups A-B. 
Minimum age 25 on car groups C-M.
UK Isle of Man N/A N/A N/A Minimum age 23 on all car groups.
UK Shetland &
Orkney Islands
N/A N/A N/A Minimum age 21 on all car groups.
France 
Mainland
€32.50 per day 10 days' charge 21-24 Minimum age 21 on car groups A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O. 
Minimum age 25 on all other car groups.
Germany €11.90 per day 10 days' charge 19-24 Minimum age 19 on car group A.
Minimum age 25 on car groups F, G, H, I, J.
Minimum age 21 on all other car groups
Spain Mainland &
Balearics
€17.32 per day + tax €166.39+ tax per rental 21-24 Minimum age 25 on car groups K, L, M, N, O, P in Mainland Spain. 
Minimum age 25 on car groups L, M, N, O, P in Balearics. 
Minimum age 21 on all other car groups.
Italy €16.53 per day 15 days' charge 21-24 Minimum age 21 on car groups A, B, C, D, E, F, G, J, K, M, P. 
Minimum age 25 on all other car groups. 
Young drivers must have held a full driving licence for a minimum of 2 years.
Belgium €16.53 per day €160.33+ tax per rental 21-24 Minimum age 21 on car groups A, B, C, D, F, H, K, M, N, O, P. 
Minimum age 25 on car groups E, G. 
Minimum age 30 on car group L
Netherlands €16.53 per day €160 + tax 21-24 Minimum age 21 on all car groups.
Ireland N/A N/A N/A Minimum age 25 for all car groups. 
All drivers must have held a full driving licence for 2 years.
Austria €12 per day 10 days' charge 19-24 Minimum age 19 for car group A. 
Minimum age 21 for car groups B, C, D, E, F, K, L, M, N, O, P. 
Minimum age 25 for car groups G, H, I, J.
Switzerland CHF 18 per day CHF 180 per rental 19-24 Minimum age 19 for car group A. 
Minimum age 21 for car groups B, C, D, E, F, G, K, L, M, N, O. 
Minimum age 25 for car groups H, P, J.
Portugal
Mainland
€7.50 per day 10 days' charge 18-24 Minimum age 18 for all car groups.
Croatia N/A N/A N/A Minimum age 20 on car groups A-C. 
Minimum age 23 on car groups D-P.
Norway NOK 100 + tax per day 10 days' charge 19-24 Minimum age 19 for car groups A, B, C, E, F, G, H, M, N. 
Minimum age 25 for call other car groups.
Poland PLN 25 per day + tax PLN 125 + tax 21-24 Minimum age 21 for car groups A, B, C, D, I, J, M, N, P. 
Minimum age 28 for all other car groups.
Hungary N/A N/A N/A Minimum age 21 for car groups A, B, C, D. 
Minimum age 25 on all other car groups.
Czech Republic €12 per day N/A 21-24 Minimum age 21 for car groups B, C, D, E, G, K, L, M, N, O. 
Minimum age 25 for car groups H, I, J.
Bulgaria €6.00 per day €60.00 21-24 Minimum age 21 for car groups A, B, C, D, I. 
Minimum age 25 for all other car groups.

3. Car hire excesses

Car hire excesses by country and car group. These values should be used as a guide only and are subject to change at any time. N/A indicates that the car group is not available.

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Country Car Group                              
  A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P
UK Mainland £1,000 £1,000 £1,000 £1,000 £1,000 £1,000 £1,000 £1,000 £1,000 £1,000 £1,500 £1,500 £1,000 £1,500 £1,500 £1,000
UK Northern Ireland £1,000 £1,000 £1,000 £1,000 £1,000 £1,000 £1,000 £1,000 £1,000 £1,000 £1,500 £1,000 £1,000 £1,500 £1,000 £1,000
UK Jersey £500 £700 £800 £1,000 £1,000 £800 £800 N/A N/A £800 N/A N/A N/A £1,000 £1,000 N/A
UK Guernsey £500 £500 N/A N/A £500 N/A N/A N/A £500 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
UK Isle of Man £500 £500 £500 £500 £500 N/A N/A N/A N/A £500 N/A N/A N/A N/A £500 N/A
UK Shetland and Orkney Islands £500 £500 £500 £500 £500 £500 £500 £500 N/A £500 N/A £500 N/A N/A N/A N/A
France €800 €800 €1,300 €1,300 €1,600 €1,600 €1,300 €1,300 €800 €1,300 €1,300 €1,300 €1,600 €1,600 €1,600 €1,300
Germany €950 €950 €950 €950 €1,100 €1,100 €1,100 €950 €950 €1,100 €950 €1,100 €950 €950 €1,100 €1,100
Spain Mainland €1,200 €1,200 €1,400 €1,400 €1,400 €1,600 €1,600 €1,600 €1,800 €1,800 €1,800 €2,500 €2,000 €1,600 €2,000 €2,000
Spain Canaries €788 €803 €979 €1,029 €1,029 €1,029 €1,261 €788 €1,029 €1,549 €1,100 €803 €1,387 €1,500 €979 €1,261
Spain Balearics €1,200 €1,200 €1,400 €1,400 €1,400 €1,600 €1,600 €1,600 €1,800 €1,800 €1,800 €2,500 €2,000 €1,600 €2,000 €2,000
Italy €1,000 €1,000 €1,000 €1,000 €1,500 €1,500 €1,500 €1,500 €1,500 €1,000 €2,000 €2,000 €2,000 €2,000 €2,000 €2,000
Belgium €850 €1,100 €1,300 €1,300 €1,300 €1,300 €1,500 €850 N/A N/A €850 €1,750 €1,300 €1,300 €1,300 €1,300
Netherlands €1,250 €1,250 €1,500 €1,500 €1,500 €1,750 €1,750 €1,750 €1,750 €1,750 €1,750 €1,750 €1,750 €1,750 €1,750 €1,750
Ireland €1,200 €1,200 €1,200 €1,200 €1,200 €1,200 €1,800 €1,800 €1,800 €1,200 €1,800 €1,800 €1,200 €1,200 €1,200 €1,200
Austria €790 €790 €790 €910 €910 €910 €910 €910 €1,160 €1,160 €790 €910 €910 €1,160 €1,160 €720
Switzerland CHF 1,500 CHF 1,500 CHF 2,000 CHF 2,000 CHF 1,500 CHF 2,000 CHF 2,000 CHF 3,000 CHF 1,500 CHF 3,000 CHF 1,500 CHF 2,000 CHF 2,000 CHF 3,000 CHF 3,000 CHF 3,000
Portugal €1,200 €1,200 €1,200 €5,000 €2,000 €2,000 €3,000 €5,000 €3,000 €7,500 €3,000 €3,000 €5,000 €2,000 €1,200 €3,000
Croatia €4,500 €4,500 €6,750 €6,750 €6,750 €6,750 €6,750 €9,000 €9,000 €6,750 €6,750 €4,050 €5,400 N/A €4,500 €6,750
Norway NOK 8,000 NOK 8,000 NOK 9,500 NOK 12,000 NOK 9,500 NOK 9,500 NOK 9,500 NOK 12,000 NOK 12,000 NOK 9,500 NOK 20,000 NOK 20,000 NOK 8,000 NOK 20,000 NOK 20,000 NOK 20,000
Czech Republic €797.90 €797.90 €919.10 €919.10 €919.10 €919.10 €919.10 €919.10 N/A N/A €797.90 €919.10 €919.10 N/A N/A N/A
Poland PLN 1,300 PLN 2,600 PLN 2,600 PLN 2,600 PLN 2,600 PLN 3,900 PLN 3,900 PLN 3,900 PLN 2,600 PLN 2,600 PLN 3,900 PLN 3,900 PLN 1,300 PLN 2,600 PLN 3,900 PLN 3,900