Car hire under 21's

If you’re under 21 you may think car rental is a problem.  Not with Budget car hire.


We have identified the key questions younger drivers ask about car hire. We understand car rental can seem complicated and it's our goal to change this and make all our products and services straightforward and transparent for our customers.


How old do I have to be to hire a car?

The minimum age required for car hire will depend on where you’re picking up your vehicle.  In the TH, you’ll need to be at least 21 years old.


Age restrictions also vary by vehicle and selected car groups are not available to drivers aged under 21.


Do I have to pay extra as I'm under 21?

If you (or any additional drivers) are aged under 21 you will each have to pay a Young Driver’s Surcharge. 


How much is the Young Driver Surcharge ?

In the TH, the Young Driver Surcharge starts at THB 200.00 per day (excluding VAT).


How are Young Driver Charges applied?

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


How long do I need to have held my licence for?

In the TH, you’ll need to have held a full driving licence for a year,


For certain car groups, we may ask that you have held your licence for longer.


If you have any further questions about our Young Driver Charges, please do not hesitate to call our reservations team on +66(0) 2203-9222.