Flexible car hire with free cancellation
Safe and convenient car hire in the UK and overseas
Hiring a car with Avis is about more than getting you from one place to another: it’s a travel experience.
With over 70 years’ of experience in the car hire industry and a track record of great service and quality, we know exactly what is needed to make your trip swift and effortless.
When you book direct with Avis you benefit from our price promise that guarantees a better price than anywhere else.
Choose the car that matches your needs, whether it’s a comfortable hire car for convenience or a rental van for moving home. You can even hire one of our sports cars for your dream holiday.
With 5,000 car hire locations across the UK, Europe, and the rest of the world, hire a car has never been been easier.
Simply enter your desired location and dates in the booking bar above and you are ready to roll.
You want car hire on your terms. We want you.
When you hire a car with Avis, you get the peace of mind that you can amend or cancel your booking should your plans change and receive a full refund.
We want to provide car hire on your terms. That’s why we offer a wide range of services, like Avis Inclusive, our worry-free rental package, and a dedicated one-way-rental.service that gives you more flexibility.
Join our Avis Preferred loyalty programme to experience car hire at its very best and be the first to hear about our attractive offers.
Rent with Avis for car hire on your terms. Here's what to expect:
- Peace of mind vehicle cover
Our Comprehensive Zero-Excess cover product means no need to pay or claim.
- Our safety pledge is our commitment to keeping you safe
We’ve partnered with Reckitt Benckiser, Columbia University and Hip Hop Public Health to ensure we take every step we can to maintain your safety.
- Peace of mind vehicle cover
- Avis Inclusive
Enjoy worry-free rental with our inclusive rental package. For one upfront price, get free Roadside Assistance Plus and zero-excess cover at a 25% discounted rate.
- Digital check-in
Get to your car quickly and safely with our digital check-in service. Reduce your time spent at the counter by providing your details in advance.
- Avis Inclusive
- Avis Preferred tier extensions
We’ve extended our Avis Preferred tier statuses for an additional year, so you won’t lose out on any of the benefits you’ve acquired over time.
- VIP treatment
Get priority counter service with Avis Preferred. And with the Avis app, at our larger locations you can go straight to your car where they keys will be waiting.
- Avis Preferred tier extensions
Discover our extensive and high-quality fleet
Our extensive fleet ranges from superminis to supercars, and everything in between. At Avis, we aim to provide you with the exact hire car you’re looking for with flexible prices. Whether you’re after a chic, compact rental car or an executive saloon, we can always guarantee quality.
With regular fleet updates, your trip will always be accompanied by the latest models on the market. Our current ambition is to extend our eco fleet. As this fleet continues to grow across our numerous locations, we can provide an even wider range of available vehicles. So, if you’re concerned with the environmental impact of your car rental, we have a solution for you.
Our expanding range of vehicles allows you to rent a car that is tailored to your exact needs, so that your travels go exactly as you want them to.
Flexible Car And Van Hire For Your Business
Car and van hire for your business, be it large or small, is well taken care of at Avis.
Whether it's short or long term, we'll only recommend the right car hire services for your business. Find the package that best suits you.
Our wide and diverse commercial van rental range, including specialised vehicles like tippers or box vans, will ensure you hire the van you need, when you need it. Our local team of van experts are ready to immediately support you in finding the right one.
Personalising your Avis journey
We understand that every journey is different, and we aim to provide everything you could possibly need on your trip. That’s why hiring a car with Avis comes with our suite of superb ancillary products and services.
Keep in touch wherever you roam with Mobile Wi-Fi and keep your journey streamlined with a top-end GPS. Or, even better, you can get them both (with double the data) when you hire our new Travel Companion Tablet. Check out our dedicated Extras page for different ways to enhance your journey.
So, with Avis car hire, you can be sure to always arrive at your destination in the comfort of the latest vehicle, supported by excellent service. Present in 165 countries, we’re here to take away the hassle from your travel, leaving you to enjoy the journey to your next destination. Even if your next destination is in a different country, we can provide travel assistance in a multitude of languages with our exclusive Travel Partner service.
With Avis, you can make your journey your own and be assured that regardless of your travel requirements we will do our best to accommodate accordingly. It’s your space.
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Car hire FAQs
What age do I need to be to hire a vehicle?
To hire a car in the UK, you need to be at least 23 years of age and have held a driving licence for at least one year. Outside of the UK, the minimum age can vary from country to country.
If you're under the age of 25, you'll need to pay an extra fee per day (called a Young Driver’s Surcharge). The amount depends on where you hire a car, because the law and insurance terms vary between countries. If the location charges a premium fee, it could cost more.
If you are under the age of 25, you can hire cars from Group A (Citroen C1 or similar), Group B (Ford Fiesta or similar), Group C (Peugeot 308 or similar), Group E (Vauxhall Astra or similar), and Group I (VW Golf or similar).
What do I need to hire a vehicle?
You and any additional drivers must have held a driving licence for a year and need to bring the licence(s) when the rental vehicle is collected. Please bring the driving licence(s) and either an international driving licence or a notarised English translation, if:
- A driving licence was issued in Europe and you are renting in a country outside Europe
- Or a driving licence was issued in a non-European country, and you are renting outside that country
- Or a driving licence was issued in a non-roman alphabet like Arabic, Greek, Russian, Hebrew or Japanese.
You must also bring ID including:
- The payment card that was used to make your booking. For some vehicles, two payment cards in your name will be required. One of these must be the payment card used to make your booking.
- Photo ID featuring a recognisable photo taken in the last 10 years. We will accept your passport or driving licence if it contains a photo, a national identity card or any other form of government-issued identification.
- You may also need to bring proof of where you live. This could include a recent utility bill or bank statement. Your driving licence will not be accepted as proof of your address.
How much will it cost to hire a vehicle for a day/week/month?
The price will depend on the vehicle size and model, availability and location. You can get a quote online using our website or by calling our reservation centre.
What is car hire excess insurance?
Third party cover is automatically included in your rental. Should you damage another vehicle or passengers and their property, you won’t have to pay for repairs or injuries. However, if you have an accident or the car is stolen, you will still need to pay a fixed excess fee in relation to the damage on your rental car. The amount you pay depends on the vehicle you hire and which country you hire it in.
For complete peace of mind during your rental you can add either Vehicle Cover or Vehicle Cover Plus to your reservation, to substantially reduce or remove the excess completely.
Which car hire excess insurance should I choose?
Avis have 2 coverage packages to reduce your car hire excess. Our Vehicle Cover package will either reduce your damage or theft excess substantially, or completely, depending on which car you choose. Vehicle Cover Plus has the same excess reduction benefits, but also includes enhanced Roadside Assistance to help with mishaps like flat batteries and locked-in keys.
How do I hire a vehicle without a credit card?
You can use either a credit card or a debit card to hire a car with Avis. Just enter the details online whilst booking or provide them to our call centre agent.
Can I hire car seats?
A range of child seats are available to suit the child’s age, height and weight. All our child seats can be selected during the booking process either online or by calling our reservation centre. To ensure availability please book car seats at the same time as you book your vehicle.