Driver & Financial Qualifications

  • Age Limit In most countries, you must be aged 21 or over to rent a car and in any cases have held a driving licence for at least one year. However, the age requirement may vary according to the country and to the vehicle category considered. A Young Driver Surcharge may be applicable in some instances. For online bookings, this information can be found in the General Rental Terms and Conditions or in the Specific Terms per country pages. It will also be given to you automatically if you entered with a Europcar driver ID.
  • Requested Documents You will need to present a driving licence in your name, issued by your country of residence. You will also need to present a valid credit card on which an authorisation is requested. An identification document, such as a passport, may also be required and at certain locations for luxury models a second credit card and / or utility bill dated within the last 3 months from the same address.
  • Additional driver Only drivers recorded on the rental agreement are covered by our insurances. Additional Drivers have to fulfill the same conditions as the main driver (minimum - maximum age / licence). In certain countries drivers under 25 years old must buy a specific product to extend their cover. Our staff will be happy to provide you with any explanations you may require regarding the availability, cost and benefit levels of such covers (link with Reservation Center)
  • Restriction of use Europcar may permit you to cross the border with the vehicle. This varies according to country of rental, car categories and the countries you wish to visit. Please check our countries rental conditions pages. To cross the sea or the Channel, a written authorisation may be asked by the country. Check at time of reservation or at the start of the rental.
  • Means of payment Europcar accepts major credit cards: American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard, Mastercard, Visa. Certain Debit Card Europcar charge cards and Full Credit vouchers Europcar prepaid vouchers Cash/cheques

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