How to Hire a Car Under 25: What You Need to Know

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From the moment we learn to drive, the adventures just get greater and more exciting. Whether it’s moving into your first home, visiting that friend that you never see or driving for a weekend getaway. Driving opens up so many opportunities.

At Paull’s, we want to make any trip you have planned hassle-free and more exciting with vehicle rental! We have top of the range cars ready to make that weekend away even more fun. We believe that being under 25 shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the perks of vehicle rental.

Can you rent a car if you are 25 and under?

Yes, you can at Paull’s. We want to make it as easy as possible for you. Of course, there are a few extra steps and costs but at Paull’s, we understand how difficult it can be renting a car or van when you’re under 25. We’ll do our best to make it hassle-free for you!

What kind of vehicles can I rent if I’m under 25?

At 21-22 you are limited in your choices to compact cars. However, at Paull’s, we like to keep up to date with the latest compact rental cars. At the moment we have some brand-new Kia Picantos for just £14 per day. We ensure a cheap and cheerful price for a high-quality car.

As you get to 23-24, there are a few more options to choose from, such as bigger, family friendly Ford Focuses and Short wheelbase rental vans to assist you when you’re on the move.

To read the full list go to our Young Drivers page.

Kia Picanto rent Paull's


What would I need to bring?

If you’re under 25, in order to hire a car from Paull’s, you would need to bring your driver’s licence and Share Driving Licence Code which can be obtained by visiting You can get this number by inputting your Driving Licence Number and National Insurance Number. The code is case sensitive and is valid for 21 days.

The Share Driving Licence code allows us to do a background check on your points, which would show us speeding offences, mobile phone offences or any other driving offences that would be taken into account when you place a booking.

Does being under 25 affect the cost of my vehicle hire?

Unfortunately, young drivers are considered to be a higher risk than a more experienced driver and the extra costs are unavoidable. When insuring anyone under 25 there is a surcharge of £15 per day on top of the normal daily rental costs. However, we like to help where we can, as we know how tight funds can be when studying. If you are a student, bring along your ID to Paull’s to receive a 10% discount on your daily rental cost.

Does it matter how long I have held my driving licence?

Yes, we ask that you have held your driving licence for over two years, if that’s the case then it’s a breeze from there! Just be mindful that it will be checked for any points or convictions.

Does it cost more for additional drivers? 

It’s always nice to have flexibility with additional drivers, especially if you are driving a long journey. At Paull’s, you can have additional drivers for just £6.88. If the additional drivers are also under the age of 25, you would need to pay a surcharge of £15 per day for them too.

Can I rent a car under 21?

Sadly, we do not rent to anyone under the age of 21. We are unable to offer insurance that covers those under 21. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

If you are looking to Paull’s for 25 and under vehicle rental, give us a call on 0116 3400 007 to discuss which vehicles are best for you and what you are eligible to hire. We will support you throughout the process ensuring a great vehicle hire experience.