Car Rental Requirements - Car Rental & Travel Tips - Europcar

Rental requirements

  • Minimum age required:

In most countries, you must be aged 21 or over to rent a car.  


A Young Driver Surcharge is obligatory if any of the drivers is under 25 years of age


In Germany, the Young Driver Surcharge is applicable for those 23 and under.

In the United Kingdom, the Young Driver Surcharge age may vary by rental location for those between the ages of 21-25.


When renting a vehicle, a driver qualified as a "young driver" pays a specific charge (according to the Terms and Conditions of the country of rental) -  the "Young Driver Surcharge".

Terms and conditions of the applicable Young Driver Surcharge may vary from one country to another: it is therefore strongly recommended to consult the relevant terms and conditions either at time of booking online, via your local Europcar Reservation Office or at time of rental.



  • Local driving licence:

You will need to present to our customer representative your normal driving licence, issued by your country of residence and held for a minimum period according to local legislation or conditions. It will be requested at every rental.


  • International driving licence:

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  • Identification documents required:

An identification document, such as a passport or ID card may also be required. The driver licence is not sufficient.


  • Means of payment:

You will also need to present a valid credit card on which an authorisation is requested.

Please be aware that the renter IS the cardholder and must be physically present in order to sign the rental agreement.
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