Allowing the younger driver to hire a vehicle

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Young or old, hiring a vehicle can be a fun experience.

If you are a younger driver, you should be aware that you may by liable to pay a young driver surcharge when collecting your vehicle.

We have selected 4 key questions to keep the information simple and succinct. We understand car rental can be difficult and it's our goal to change this and make all our products and services transparent for our customers. 

What are Young Driver Charges?

You must be at least 20 years old to rent passenger cars or 23 years old to rent jeeps.  You may rent certain jeeps if you are between 20 and 22 years of age. Also, every renter must hold a valid driving license for a minimum of  12 months. For any driver under 20 / 23 years old, a Young Driver Charge will apply.

How much are Young Driver Charges?

In Iceland, the Young Driver Charge is 1.000 ISK per day and is applicable to all drivers under 20 years old and for some cargroups (jeeps) 23 years old.  Please note that this fee changes by country and car type. 

To find out the driver age requirements and charges abroad, get a quote from the Budget homepage. Once you have selected the rental location, dates and choice of car, you will get a full list of requirements, including minimum driver age and Young Driver Surcharge.

Alternatively, call our Service Center Team on +354 562 6060 for more information.


How are Young Driver Charges applied?

All charges are payable at the rental station upon pick up.

How are Young Driver Charges applied?

Young Driver Charges are applied at all Budget stations Worldwide.

If you have any further questions about our Young Driver Charges, please do not hesitate to call our Service Center Team on +354 562 6060. Feel free to ask any question to our rental station staff, we want to make sure you are happy and understand when renting with Budget.