Important facts described briefly below:
Adding an extra driver to a booking is not a problem. At the time of booking, you can indicate in the form that you would like to add an extra driver. After that, our dedicated customer support team will provide you with information about the cost for this service.
The cost of an additional driver can also be viewed in the rental conditions before you make a paid booking. Please note the costs shown usually don’t include local taxes that may be charged on site.
An extra driver must meet the following requirements:
- Minimum age;
- Have a valid driver's license (min. 12 months)
Attention: International driving license, if required by the supplier (must be presented with the domestic driving permit);
- Have a valid ID or passport;
- Be present at pick-up
How to register an additional driver for the rental car?
The registration must be done directly with the car rental company when you pick up the car. You can also register additional drivers if you are already on the road. To do so, contact your car rental to verify if this can be arranged.
What is the charge and coverage for additional drivers?
The supplier charges the fees either per rental or per day. The price for an additional driver depends on the location and the car rental company. Please also note that a registered additional driver is covered in case of an accident, and can return a car instead of the main driver.
Note: The best way to save money on an additional driver is to select this option while making a search. The filter will be applied and you will see the offers with this service already included in price.
What requirements must additional drivers meet?
Both the main driver and the additional driver must show their original passport or ID and driver's license. Copies are not usually accepted by rental car companies. Also, an additional driver must have held their driver’s license for at least 12 months, however in some cases even for more, for instance 24 months.
Can more than one additional driver be added?
Yes, multiple drivers can be added to the rental contract. We recommend verifying the exact number of drivers that can be included, as sometimes there are limits.
Can an additional driver pick-up and return the car themselves?
An additional driver can only return the car themselves. The collection of the car, however, requires the main driver’s presence.
Can a driver under the age of 25 be registered as an additional driver?
Yes, they can. If an additional driver is younger than 25, most probably the young driver surcharge will apply. Every car rental company has their own regulations on age and price. More information about young drivers and additional fees is to be found in the dedicated articles on driver’s age.
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