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Are you looking for under 21 car rental at Heathrow? Choose the best option for you from the wide selection available and get impeccable service for young drivers.

Car rental at LHR Airport is represented by different classes of vehicles: compact, convertible, economy, station wagon, exotic, luxury, minivan, standard, SUV, and van. Please note that under 21 car hire at Heathrow does not include all categories. If you want to know which categories are available to young drivers, it is best to check individually with the rental company of your choice.

Heathrow Airport car hire for under 21 starts at €12 per day, with an average rental cost of €34.3 per day. If you choose more expensive options, you should expect a price of around €135 per day. Remember that some models are not available for rent under 21 years of age due to age restrictions.

Young travellers can choose and find cheap car hire at Heathrow Airport. Listed below are the brands that can be rented at LHR:

  • Audi, BMW;
  • Chevrolet, Ford;
  • Hyundai, Jeep;
  • Kia, Land-Rover;
  • Mercedes-Benz, Nissan;
  • Porsche, Renault;
  • Seat, Toyota;
  • Vauxhall, Volvo.

Mini

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Fiat 500

Fiat 500

from €12 per day

Economy

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Volkswagen Polo

Volkswagen Polo

from €12.5 per day

Compact

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Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen Golf

from €12.9 per day

SUV

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Peugeot 2008

Peugeot 2008

from €13.2 per day

Cargo van

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Renault Kangoo Cargo Van

Renault Kangoo Cargo Van

from €17.7 per day

Intermediate

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Skoda Octavia

Skoda Octavia

from €20.8 per day

Fullsize

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Mercedes C Class

Mercedes C Class

from €31.4 per day

Premium

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Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3

from €53.2 per day

Where to rent a car at Heathrow Airport for under 21?

Many companies offer cars to rent at the airport for people under 21 years of age. However, you are required to pay a young driver's fee for some categories of vehicles. To avoid unpleasant surprises, we recommend that you read the terms and conditions in advance.

Alamo/Enterprise car rental Heathrow/National

Enterprise Car Club is a service that permits car rental for users over 19 years old. You must provide a valid driver's license issued at least 1 year prior to the start of the rental.

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The minimum permissible age for a driver is 21 years. Car hire at LHR Airport in London has certain restrictions on car size for users from 21 to 24 years old. Most vehicle categories are accessible to young drivers, except for premium, large cars and luxury.

Hertz - Heathrow Airport

Under 21 car rentals Heathrow Airport Hertz imposes age restrictions on renters. This company rents out the following car models with an additional "young driver" tariff:

  • (A) Kia Picanto or similar;
  • (A4) Fiat Doblo Cargo or similar;
  • (B) Vauxhall Corsa or similar;
  • (C) Vauxhall Astra or similar;
  • (C4) VW Caddy or similar;
  • (D4) Ford Transit SWB or similar;
  • (E) Kia C'eed or similar;
  • (E4) Ford Transit SWB or similar.

Sixt car hire - Heathrow

The minimum age for Sixt LHR car rental in the UK is as follows:

21 years of age and a minimum period of 1 year with a driving license for vehicles in the M***, E***, CB**, CD**, CF**, CL**, CW** groups.

The maximum number of seats allowed in a car is 9 (FVMR). This rule applies to renters who have a non-EU passport.

Renting at Heathrow comes with a surcharge for drivers under the age of 28.

FAQs about under 21 car hire at Heathrow

Can a 21-year-old rent a car at Heathrow Airport?

Yes, you can rent a car under the age of 21. To do this, use the special search on our website and find a car for a young driver in London. The Young Driver's Fee is included in all contracts for customers under 25 years old and is paid in addition to the main price at the reception. Usually, the website only shows the price for renting a vehicle without additional fees. Note that some exotic types of cars have an age limit of 25-30 years.

Under 21 car hire at Heathrow Airport is permitted for civil servants or official military personnel travelling on business. By providing documents which confirm your military status and travel circumstances, you can take advantage of the young driver's travel privileges. In addition, rental companies offer discounts under these circumstances.

Can I rent a car at London Heathrow Airport at 18?

It is possible, but this option exists only for officials who are civil servants or military personnel.

How much is under 21 car rental fee at London Heathrow?

If a young driver wants to rent a car, the Heathrow Airport car rental charges an additional fee. This amount depends on the class of vehicle, and the duration of the rental, and can therefore range from £30 ($36 or €33) to £50 ($60 or €56) per day on average. For example, Hertz sets a young driver surcharge of £37.50 ($45 or €42) per day, which amounts to £262.50 for a week and can reach £1,050 ($1263 or €1181) for the entire rental period.