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The value of the pre-authorisation hold varies depending on the rental country, the rental location and the rental conditions.

To find out more about the amount and the possible exceptions or conditions of your pre-authorisation hold, please select your rental country from the below table:

France Germany Italy Spain
UK Norway Sweden Portugal
Belgium Denmark Luxembourg Switzerland
Austria Poland Czech Rep. Others

If you have already rented and have additional questions regarding the pre-authorisation or its release, you can find more information here.
 

 


Unfortunately, you would not be able to collect your vehicle if our office is closed. However, if your flight number is present in your booking, we'll be aware of any delay to your flight and will endeavour to keep the vehicle for you. It's imperative you provide your flight number when you book, otherwise we have no way of knowing if your flight is delayed.
 

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Pets are allowed in our vehicles with prior agreement from the store you intend to hire from. However, if a vehicle is returned with a messy interior beyond normal levels of wear and tear, it will need valeting so a cleaning charge will be added. This charge varies by location. Your hire station will give you the exact figure or call our reservations team for more information.
 

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Driving abroad is easy because you can use your original driving licence in most of Europe, South Africa, the USA and Canada. If your driving licence isn't in Roman characters (for example, Japanese), or you're hiring in Australia, you will also need an International Driving Permit. Don't forget to review the terms and conditions when you book, which include everything you need to know ahead of your journey.
 

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With QuickPass, you can share with us many of the details we need for your rental at a time that suits you. That way we can start preparing your rental agreement before you arrive for collection.

You can register for QuickPass from the moment you’ve booked your car. You just need your driving licence and a payment card to hand.

If you don’t have that info, you can register for QuickPass right up until you pick up your rental vehicle.

After booking:

  • Click the 'register for QuickPass' link on the confirmation page, or use the link in the confirmation email;
  • Provide your driving licence and payment details;
  • Tailor your rental with any extras you require.

Don’t worry, we’ll send you a few reminders by email should you forget.

And that's it, you've registered your QuickPass.

 


No. You only need Continental Cover if you travel from the UK. If you wish to drive abroad from your original rental location, it is a good idea to check the location specific conditions for the destination country. 
 

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If you have already booked your hire vehicle, you will find our contact details in your booking confirmation email. Or simply look up your nearest hire station. If you still have your hire vehicle and would like to change or extend your hire or request anything else, you will find the contact details on the first page of your rental agreement.  If you haven't already, try searching in this help center for assistance on the reason you wish to contact the station – if the answer does not completely respond to your queries you will be given an opportunity to contact us using the buttons below.
 

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While we try to provide our service to everyone who books a vehicle, there may be circumstances where we cannot give you a vehicle. Some of these scenarios are below:
If you did not satisfy the driving licence requirements: A valid driving licence must be provided. An international driving licence or an official English translation, by notary, of the driving licence must be provided if the driving licence was issued in a non-roman alphabet. Additionally, the driver must have held the licence for a minimum of one year, evidence is required to be provided to confirm this minimum duration. Please note that these minimum requirements could be longer for some of our special vehicles, such as our Prestige vehicles. If you did not satisfy the identification/security check: you must provide the following documents: The payment card used to make the reservation (plus an additional card is required for certain vehicles), a photographic ID issued within the last 10 years, passports, photographic driving licences, national identity cards and government issued certificates are accepted, proof of address, a recent utility bill or bank statement (driving licences are not accepted as proof of address). If you did not pass the DVLA's licence sharing check If you had Insufficient funds for the pre-authorisation transaction to be processed If you were not within the required age range for the vehicle type If you have any unspent driving convictions If you did not show up at the rental location to collect the vehicle per your reservation details If you refuse to take the vehicle provided and would not accept a replacement vehicle. 
 

 

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We understand plans sometimes change and you might need to update your booking. Do bear in mind that the following information applies to all types of bookings we offer. If you extend your booking or update it with higher value services or a superior car group, you will need to pay the extra cost. If you downgrade your booking, we unfortunately can't refund the difference so please choose carefully. You can, however, use the difference against additional products or services at the counter.
 

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Unfortunately we can't guarantee the colour, model or make of your hire car.

However, if you hire one of our Prestige Vehicles available in the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, France and Switzerland, you can choose the exact make and model (not colour) at an extra cost. We think it's a small price to pay for the very car you desire.
 

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Yes. Our standard hire terms and conditions still apply when you use a voucher. Any extra costs such as fuel and airport charges will be taken using your chosen payment method saved in your account. Please also be sure to review the terms and conditions listed on the voucher for other important information. 
 

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You can pay using Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club/Discover credit and charge cards. One credit card and one debit card may be required at the counter for higher-value vehicles. Remember, the name on the card must match the driving licence of the main driver. And don't forget to bring your credit/charge card when you collect your rental.

 

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"We offer you a couple of ways to pay to make it easy. You can pay online now or pay on collection and we'll charge you at the end of the hire. The choice is yours.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners/Discover debit, credit or charge cards. There are a few exceptions: One credit card and one debit card may be required at the counter for higher-value vehicles in the UK. You can't use a debit card in Iceland and Canada. We don't accept cards with Solo, JCB or Cirrus logos – even if they carry the Visa or MasterCard logo. Germany issued Maestro cards are only accepted in Germany. If you booked online using a PREPAID card, it must be shown at the counter along with another payment card. Two payment cards may be required at the counter for higher-value vehicles; if you've booked online, or over the phone, this will be highlighted on your booking confirmation.

Remember, the name on the card must match the driving licence of the main driver and must contain both the first and last names to complete the check-out process. When you signed up for Avis Preferred you provided your preferred payment method. We use this each time you book. You can update your profile and change the payment card at any time.

Should you have any queries you can call your designated telephone line. View your Avis Preferred account by signing in under the Your Avis button at the top of this page. 
 

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Yes, you can make a booking for someone else providing you have access to their credit card. The name on the card must match the driving licence of the main driver who must bring this card when they collect the rental.
 

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It’s easy to use a money off or upgrade voucher on your next rental. Simply present the voucher at collection of your next hire car and we’ll take care of the rest. Vouchers are valid at all participating rental locations worldwide (listed on the voucher) for a period of 12 months from the date of issue and are pursuant to the terms listed on the vouchers themselves. If you are using a free upgrade coupon, please note than an advance reservation with an upgrade request is required. If you have any questions or need help having the vouchers applied, please give our reservations team a call.

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An ACTO (Avis Company Travel Order) is a special voucher businesses give to staff so they can hire a vehicle with us. Simply show your ACTO, driving licence and company ID when you collect your hire vehicle and we’ll invoice your company directly. These vouchers can’t be used for online bookings.

 

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You can either pay for your vehicle when you book online, or when you collect your hire vehicle. If you choose to pay when you book online, we’ll dip/swipe your card to gain authorisation. If you choose to pay at the station, we’ll dip/swipe your card to gain authorisation for the estimated full hire cost (including extras) but won’t take payment until you return your vehicle. There are some useful extras such as Fuel Up Front that you can't pay for until you collect your vehicle. These will of course still be reserved for you. 
 

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"ou can redeem your coupon in person at your hire station. Coupons cannot currently be used online. However, you can still book your vehicle online and redeem your coupon over the counter. Coupons can only be redeemed on 'pay at location' bookings as they cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts or offers. 
Ready? Start your journey!
 

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Of course, you can take your hire car to a festival. However, as you are responsible for the vehicle during the rental period you will be liable if, for example, the car gets stuck in a field. You would need to arrange and pay for towing to get back on the road. Don't forget to review the terms and conditions when you book, which include everything you need to know ahead of your journey. In some countries however there can be restrictions applied to this topic. Please always check the location specific terms and conditions before you start your trip. 
 

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Usually you choose a car group, not a specific make or model. We'll show you an example from that group to give you a clear idea of the type of vehicle you will get.
We only offer quality models. The choice is yours. Remember to book at least 72 hours before your journey so we can prepare your car.

 

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We envisage each piece of luggage to have dimensions of approximately 90 x 75 x 43cm or 35.5 x 29.5 x 16ins.
 

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We offer many cars in different styles and sizes, so you can hire the perfect model for your journey. These cars belong to various groups, such as Group A or Group J.
Ordering cars into groups helps us provide a premium service, because there is never any confusion over the car you are hiring and whether you're eligible to drive it. Sometimes you're only eligible to hire cars from certain groups. For example, in the UK if you hire a car under the age of 25 you can choose from Group A (such as a Hyundai i10), Group B (such as a Ford Fiesta), Group C (such as a Seat Leon), Group E (such as Vauxhall Astra) or Group I (such as VW Golf Auto).
The car groups also help you understand useful information, such as the amount you pay (the excess) if you're involved in an accident, which can vary from group to group.
Discover our full range of hire vehicles.
 

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We offer a range of cars across each car group but we can’t guarantee the make, model or colour. ‘Or similar’ simply confirms that we will provide the car shown as example or a car of similar characteristics. With Avis you can be sure we only work with the best car manufacturers and ensure our vehicles are in great condition, so you will always have the best ride whether you’re driving a Mercedes, a Volkswagen or another car brand.
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After the booking process is complete, we usually confirm your reservation right away by email. If you receive the confirmation e-mail simply take it with you in digital or printed form when you go and collect your hire vehicle. We try our hardest to make sure you have exactly what you want as soon as possible before you start your journey.
 

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We provide assistance and support in a wide range of languages and are on hand 24/7 over the phone or on email. We can assist with lost luggage, report the loss or theft of mobile phones and tablets, and can help report all lost or stolen credit, debit and charge cards and advise on the best procedure to follow.

  • Passport lost or stolen? Avis will provide the telephone number, address and opening hours of the nearest embassy or consulate as well as offer support on the processes for arranging a replacement passport.
  • Travel Partner can help you  find addresses or contact details for local restaurants, hotels, hospitals or museums

Travel Partner is available at participating locations across Europe. You can add it to your online reservation when you book your rental – you'll see it when you add Extras to your booking (as long as it is one of our participating locations).  You can also add Avis Travel Partner when you call us to make a booking, or in person at a participating rental station.

 

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The rental agreement will process as normal, so charges will apply to the main account or card, or in some cases the charges are split. 
 

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Unfortunately we no longer accept cash on collection.

Remember to bring your credit card when you pick up your hire vehicle. This must be in the same name as the main driver, and the same card used to create your booking.
 

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Yes. You can pay using Visa and MasterCard debit cards. There are a few exceptions: One credit card and one debit card may be required at the counter for higher-value vehicles in the UK. The Maestro card is only accepted in Germany. PREPAID cards are accepted online however they are not accepted at the counter which means a non-PREPAID card must be shown at the rental station (together with the PREPAID card). A PREPAID card can be used to pay for the rental at the end of the vehicle hire. Please refer to our location specific terms and conditions for additional information on payment options. Remember, the name on the card must match the driving licence of the main driver. Someone else can't pay on your behalf. And don't forget to bring your payment card when you collect your rental.
 

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Visit our locations page to find the nearest or most convenient location start planning your journey.
 

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Yes, of course. We understand you want to share the joy with others so we make it easy for you to add another driver. Your additional driver will simply follow the same hire rules as you. The only thing you need to do differently is pay to add them, so they're covered under your hire agreement. Remember, we need to see all driving licences when you collect your hire vehicle. The amount you'll pay will be in your online quote. In some countries, drivers who share a surname don't have to pay more. The amount varies by country and will be clear when you book your hire vehicle online.
Want to add another driver? Find out more.
 

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Yes, if you are driving abroad and the country requires it. But this alone isn't enough to hire a vehicle. You also need a driving licence from your resident country.
 

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To hire a car in Sweden, you need to be at least 19 years of age and have held a driving licence for at least one year. If you or your additional drivers are under the age of 25, you'll need to pay an extra fee (underage surcharge) per day. The amount varies by country and will be quoted when you book your hire vehicle online.
 

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You are always welcome to purchase an upgrade when you collect your hire vehicle. If you are linked to a frequent flyer loyalty programme which offers upgrades, we will of course honour this.
 

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We understand you want to find your perfect model in the most efficient way possible. That's why we make it really easy. After selecting the date, time and location, simply click the filter at the top of the page to view specific vehicle types.
 

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You will have an AWD number if you are a member of Avis Preferred, have a corporate account or are taking advantage of a special offer through one of our partners. For some codes, you might be asked to prove you’re entitled to that specific discount when you collect your hire vehicle. Simply enter your discount number when you book online, or quote it when you hire your vehicle in person. If you have an Avis account, your code should automatically appear when you book online to save you time. Otherwise, it won’t take long to fill in. Make the most of the discount on your next rental. Start journey.
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Our website will only permit you to book one hire car at a time. That's not to say you can't reserve more hire cars. Simply make a separate booking. Please remember that if you need more than one car for the same rental period and location, they must be under two different drivers' names. Please remember that all rental requirements must be met for the other drivers as well. If you need assistance making or amending a booking, please contact us.
 

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Yes, of course. You can hire a car providing your driving licence allows you to drive a car. Remember to bring your driving licence when you collect your hire vehicle.
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We're sorry to hear that. Please contact us. We will try our best to help. 
 

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Yes. Passenger sizes are based on adults across our fleet. 
 

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Tolls are the responsibility of the driver. In some countries, automatic toll payment devices can be added at the rental station so that you can spend less time paying for tolls and more time on the open road. Call our reservations team for more information about tolls in the country you are hiring in or ask at the counter when collecting your vehicle.
 

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We offer the latest hire cars and only keep them in our fleet between six and 12 months, and never more than 18 months. You'll always be behind the wheel of a quality model. We make sure of it. Discover our full range of vehicles. 
 

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“If you are a member of a loyalty program with one of our partners, in addition to earning rewards through our Avis Preferred loyalty program, you can accumulate miles or Frequent Traveller points when you hire from us. In order to use your earned points, please visit the website of our partner whose loyalty program you are a member of. You can find more information about our partners here.

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Yes, if the station is set up for self-serve, you are an Avis Preferred customer, made this reservation while logged into your account and it’s not your first Avis Preferred rental.

 

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In France, with our “Meet & Greet” service, your car will be available at your arrival SNCF train station, even outside of the opening hours of your Avis station.

If the Avis office at the train station is closed when your train arrives, the rental agreement and the keys of your reserved vehicle will be handed to you by an SNCF agent (Offer valid until the closing time of the SNCF station).  As part of a partnership with SNCF, we offer this service for free for all reservations made through SNCF channels (oui.sncf or in SNCF stations). If your reservation was made outside an SNCF channel, this exclusive service is offered to you for only € 20.

You can find out more about the SNCF service here.

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Yes. We offer a range of extra equipment to enhance your journey. If you're booking online you can reserve extras including child seats, Mobile Wi-Fi, GPS, Travel Companion Tablets, luggage racks and snow chains for most European journeys. Some extras can only be paid for over the counter. Don't worry if you book online they will still be reserved for you. Just pay for them when you collect your vehicle. In certain countries such as the US, you can only reserve extras over the counter. Remember to plan ahead. Depending where you hire, we'll need 72 hours' notice if you book online. If it's less than 72 hours before your journey, please contact us at the location or call our reservations team. 

Want to add extras? Discover more about our Extras for your journey or call our Reservations Team. 
 

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Avis will still track late flights assuming the correct flight details have been added to the reservation.
 

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"Of course, please feel free to bring your own child seats when you collect your hire vehicle. Just remember to bring all the fittings you need to securely attach it. Not all our vehicles have ISOFIX points, so please contact the location you're hiring from. We'll try our best to help. Alternatively simply reserve a child seat when you book your hire vehicle. You can also hire baby and infant booster seats. All our child seats meet the highest industry standards, because we understand how important your child's safety is. Remember, if your child is below the age of 12 or under 135cm, by law you must use an appropriate seat. This is to help protect your child in a collision because normal seat belts are designed to fit adults in the stronger shoulder and hip areas. Unfortunately normal seat belts support a child in the wrong place. 
Find out more about hiring child seats
 

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You can still select the car you would like on your app.
 

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Yes, you must pay a fee if you do not show up to collect your vehicle without first cancelling your reservation or making alternative arrangements with us. The fee for this varies depending on whether you have prepaid your booking or chosen to pay locally as well as the location and country of rental.

Further information can be found in our Booking  terms and conditions .
 

 

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If a car is already assigned, the rental will start at the time on the rental agreement. If an early pick-up is selected, it will start upon completion of that process.
 

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The main driver and any additional drivers must be present at the counter to show their driving licence. Please note that adding another driver will incur a charge; the amount will depend on where you hire your vehicle, but we will tell you what it is there and then. If the additional driver is under 25, the young driver surcharge will also be applied.
 

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It will depend on how your account is set up with Avis. The Avis app will follow the current rules set up between Avis and your business or company. If you have your own unique personal profile, then the Avis app will work as normal. However, it is not designed for a generic business profile used for multiple drivers.
 

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We're open at most airports and large cities on Sundays and Bank Holidays but it's worth checking first.

Find out when your nearest hire station is open by choosing the location and clicking on more information.
 

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A range of child seats (depending on child age/size requirements) can be viewed and selected during the Self-Serve rental process. However, these should ideally be reserved in advance to ensure availability.
 

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Your excess is your financial responsibility, or amount you would pay, in the event of damage or theft occurring to the vehicle. The amount you pay depends on the vehicle you hire, which country you hire it in and whether you choose to reduce the excess by upgrading your level of cover. When you hire a vehicle with us, you'll automatically receive third party, vehicle damage (Collision Damage Waiver) and vehicle theft cover to safeguard you on your journey. If you book on the US website you may find that vehicle damage and vehicle theft cover are not included, as some American credit cards provide insurance for car hire. Third party cover is the basic level you need to hire a vehicle, that's why we always include it. Should you damage another vehicle or passengers and their property, you won't have to pay for repairs or injuries. But, if you damage the vehicle you will still need to pay a fixed excess fee unless you upgrade your cover. Find out how much you pay depending on what you hire and where you hire it. We also offer Personal Accident Insurance in case you're injured in an accident. 
 

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No not by using the app. Depending on the extra, these may need to be collected at the desk to ensure certain devices are correctly allocated to the renter.
 

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If you have prepaid for your voucher directly with Avis, it's not a problem. You can still collect your hire car. Just be sure to bring all of the other required identification and documentation, including the credit card used to make your booking.
If it is a voucher from a travel agent or third party agency however, we need to see the voucher before you can drive your hire car away.
 

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We want you to enjoy every mile of your journey so we always try to be as flexible as we can. That's why you can book a one-way trip for national, inter-regional and cross-continental trips.
We recommend returning your car to the same pick-up location because dropping it somewhere else will cost more. Don't worry. Any extra cost will be included in your booking fee, so you know upfront, however, any changes to your original booking could result in additional costs.
Please be sure to check out the location specific terms and conditions for your hire location country to know if you are able to travel with the vehicle in specific countries.
 

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We understand you might need your hire car for longer, for this reason we offer Avis Minilease. hen you choose long-term car rental with Avis, you benefit from much more flexibility without any long-term commitment.

 

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TP is our Theft Protection package. This product reduces your excess which means if your rental vehicle is stolen, you will pay a significantly reduced cost, if any cost at all. Check the excess amount indicated on your rental agreement to learn the maximum amount the driver would be liable for in the event that the vehicle is stolen. Once selected, this product will be added to your rental agreement at the beginning of your rental with any associated costs already quoted to you. This will be charged to your payment card at the end of your rental along with any other rental charges.
Looking for a completely worry-free rental experience at a discounted price? Check out Avis Inclusive. Theft Protection is now included in this package at a 25% discounted price.
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At the start of your rental, we will ask your card issuer to hold a sum of money for us. This is a temporary hold against the funds you have available on that card. We do not charge your card and no money is taken from your account. Your card issuer will usually present this authorisation hold as a pending transaction that reduces the money you have available to spend.

For further information about the pre-authorisation and the value of the authorisation hold, please click here.


Please be aware that current local government restrictions may require you to wear a mask when entering our rental locations. 

For further information, please refer to the official government communications for the country in which you will collect your rental.

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If the car is already allocated by the rental desk, then it will be generally held for 2 hours after the rental start time. If no car has been allocated, then the car can be selected via the app at any time.
 

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We understand plans can change or you might change your mind. Whether you want to upgrade your vehicle or add extra comforts, it's effortless updating your booking. Simply go manage your booking, contact us, or use our app. You won't be charged for any updates, but, if you upgrade with higher value services you will pay the difference. We will inform you of any change in the price before making the change. If you downgrade, we unfortunately can't repay the difference so please choose carefully. The difference can however be used at the counter to reduce costs of additional services and products.

 

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Avis Fast Track is a new service we offer to customers who book directly with us at some of our busiest stations. Our Fast Track service is designed to get you to your vehicle faster by offering a dedicated counter in the rental station. We offer a Fast Track product at Heathrow Terminal 2, which for £19.99 allows you to collect your car from just outside the Terminal Building, rather than taking our shuttle bus to our main Heathrow station.

 

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To hire a car in the , you need to be at least 19 years of age at the moment of collecting the vehicle and have held a driving licence for at least one year. If you or your additional drivers are under the age of 25, you'll need to pay an extra fee per day. 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. The minimum age you can hire a car also varies from country to country. You can find specific information in our terms and conditions or contact us using the below icons. Under the age of 25, you can hire cars from Group A (e.g. Hyundai i10), Group B (e.g. Ford Fiesta), Group C (e.g. Seat Leon), Group E (e.g. Vauxhall Astra), and Group I (e.g. VW Golf (auto). Check out our fleet to find further information about specific categories. 
There is currently no age maximum, so long as you have had a full, valid, licence for at least 1 year. Some additional steps may be required for those who are over the age of 75 on the date of scheduled return. Check the location specific terms and conditions for the country you are renting for more information on age requirements. 
 

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We make booking a seamless process from start to finish.  Book online in 4 easy steps with the Avis Price Promise:

If you wish to set up a business account, or a business rental, please click here for more information.

Please ensure you understand all of the rental requirements prior to making your booking to ensure that everything goes as smooth as possible. 

If you are a Preferred member, please make sure you log in before making your booking using the "Avis Preferred" tab at the top of our website.

Need some further assistance making a booking? Click here for a step-by-step guide to make a booking, email us, or use the chat icon below to speak with one of our live agents during office hours.


“We design car hire solutions to help every type of business and offer premium car hire deals. We offer solutions for small to medium businesses, corporations, and also offer partnerships with travel management companies.

Whether it’s short or long term car hire, we’ll only recommend the right services for your business. We have some great packages that may interest you. Or we’ll entertain a unique solution, if you prefer.

For additional information, please visit our business rentals page.
 


Whether you're hiring a car or van, you just need a clean driving licence that covers the vehicle you're hiring. Don't worry if you have points on your driving licence. You can still hire a car in the UK if you have six or less points. You must have held your driving licence for at least one year if you are hiring in the UK. This will be different in other countries so ensure you check the Location Specific Conditions. Please remember to bring your driving licence with you when you collect your vehicle. If you're driving abroad, you and your additional driver will also need to bring your International Driving Permits. But in some countries, such as China, you can only drive if you have a Chinese driving licence.

 

 

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Recent government measures may have led us to alter the operating hours of some of our rental locations. You can find a complete up to date list of our UK station openings and their hours here.

Our customer care team is operational between 08:00 and 16:00 (UTC+0).
Our reservation's team is available between 08:00 and 17:00 (UTC+0).
 


Yes, we do have vehicles with roof/ski racks available, however unfortunately not all of our vehicles at every location. This service is available at certain rental locations and may depend on the vehicle category selected.
For more information check out our location specific terms and conditions for the rental location you are renting from. Alternatively, please contact us via the icons below to speak with one of our agents.
 


If you cannot find your rental car, which can happen especially at major train stations and airports, please ask for assistance from our rental agency staff. You can reach them personally at the counter on site or by phone using the number provided on your rental agreement.
 


Once the car and rental is confirmed on the app, the rental will start. If there is a long delay in reaching the location, you can contact the desk to reset the rental start time.

 

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We make the booking process as seamless as possible for you. You can create a booking using our app, or via our website, following the simple steps.

On the home page of our website you will see the first booking step.  Simply enter where, when and what date you’d like to pick up and return the vehicle.

 

 

Next, you choose your vehicle category.  The base price will appear to give you an idea of what you can expect to pay for your rental.  This price does not include any of our additional products or services.

 

The third step is to choose your coverage package.

 

The last step is to choose any additional extras you would like.

 

Once you’ve completed these steps, confirm your booking details and enter in your information.  You can also sign up with Avis Preferred at this step of the booking process.

Then all you need to – if you’ve opted to prepay and enjoy the discounted rate:

Or if you’ve opted to pay once your rental has finished:

 


Vehicles from Sweden can be driven in other countries depending on the make and model of the hire car and if a Continental Cover is purchased.

 

Please check our  terms and conditions  for more information. 


Yes, if your company has set up a corporate account with us. Through this account, your company can provide employees with an ACTO (Avis Company Travel Order), which is a special voucher that is handed over when a hire vehicle is collected.
Find out more about corporate accounts.
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Avis cannot guarantee whether rental procedures for UK customers hiring in the EU and EEA will change or remain the same after leaving the EU. During the transition period of the UK leaving the EU, you don't need to do anything as we'll take care of the usual paperwork on your behalf. We will do our utmost to ensure that UK customers, like all our customers, will be able to hire vehicles at any of our thousands of global locations securely and with ease. Following leaving the EU on 31st of January 2021 the following changes may apply to UK customers:

  • UK drivers may need an international driving permit (IDP) to drive in the EU and EEA.
  • Visitors with EU driving licences will not need an IDP to drive in the UK.
  • UK drivers may need a GB sticker on the vehicle even if the vehicle has a Euro-plate (a number plate displaying both the EU flag and a GB sign).
  • You may not need a GB sticker to drive outside the UK if the number plate features the GB sign, without the EU flag.

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For all of the below, international rates may vary.

Reservations – Open Monday to Friday, 0800 – 1700 (UK Time)

To make, amend or cancel a booking:

+44 1604 343216

Reservation Avis Preferred customers – Open 0800 – 1700, Monday to Friday (UK Time)

To make, amend or cancel a booking:

+44 1859 570588

Avis Preferred members only:

avispreferred-reservations@avis.co.uk

Customer Services – Open 0800 – 1600, Monday to Friday

For after-rental care:

Phone: +44 114 392 1230

Email: uk.aviscustomercare@abg.com

Avis Preferred Updates

If you would like to update your Avis Preferred profile, please email:

database.northern@bsc.avis-europe.com

Breakdown Assistance – Lines open 24/7

+44 1212 753452

Avis Flex (long-term rentals) – Open 0800 – 1700, Monday to Friday (UK Time)

+44 1753 849011

Avis Prestige – hires within the UK only

websales@avisprestige.com

Request rental invoice

Retrieve a copy of your rental invoice online.

Careers

career-feedback@avis.co.uk

Consumer press enquiries

avispressoffice@clarioncomms.co.uk

Contact us by post

Avis Budget House
Park Road, Bracknell
Berkshire, RG12 2EW
England, UK

Dispute resolution

We are a member of the British Vehicle Rental & Leasing Association (BVRLA). If you make a complaint and are unhappy with our final response you can refer your dispute to the relevant conciliation service. These organisations independently review disputes with no additional cost to you.


The below numbers are free from a UK BT landline; calls from mobiles will be charged at your network's chosen rate.  

 

Reservations – Open Monday to Friday, 0800 – 1700

To make, amend or cancel a booking:

0808 284 0014

Reservation Avis Preferred customers – Open 0800 – 1700, Monday to Friday 

To make, amend or cancel a booking:

0808 284 0163

Avis Preferred members only:

avispreferred-reservations@avis.co.uk

Customer Services – Open 0800 – 1600, Monday to Friday

For after-rental care:

Phone: 0808 284 6666

Email: uk.aviscustomercare@abg.com

Avis Preferred Updates

If you would like to update your Avis Preferred profile, please email: 

database.northern@bsc.avis-europe.com

Breakdown Assistance – Lines open 24/7

0800 200 888

Avis Flex (long-term rentals) – Open 0800 – 1700, Monday to Friday  

0808 284 0082 (Personal)

0800 021 1875 (Business)

Avis Prestige – hires within the UK only

websales@avisprestige.com

Personal Accident Insurance (PAI) Claims – Open 0915 – 1700, Monday to Friday  

0345 602 9429

Request rental invoice

Retrieve a copy of your rental invoice online.

Careers

Look for current vacancies, or sign up for alerts via our careers site Join our team | Avis Budget Group 

If you have any recruitment questions or issues with our careers site please contact talentacquisitionteam@abg.com

Data protection / Information enquiries direct from law enforcement 

Security2@abg.com

Contact us by post

Avis Budget House
Park Road, Bracknell
Berkshire, RG12 2EW
England, UK

Dispute resolution

We are a member of the British Vehicle Rental & Leasing Association (BVRLA). If you make a complaint and are unhappy with our final response you can refer your dispute to the relevant conciliation service. These organisations independently review disputes with no additional cost to you.

 

 


Windscreen Protection reduces your windscreen excess to zero which means if there’s new, non-negligent damage to the windscreen of the vehicle, you will pay a significantly reduced cost, if any cost at all. Once selected, this product will be added to your rental agreement at the beginning of your rental with any associated costs already quoted to you. This will be charged to your payment card at the end of your rental along with any other rental charges. Unlike our other protection options, you won’t be able to choose this ahead of time unless with Avis Inclusive, so please ask about it at the station when you arrive.

Looking for a completely worry-free rental experience at a discounted price? Check out Avis Inclusive. Windscreen Cover is now included in this package at 25% discounted price.

If you have already rented and have additional questions regarding this product or how your invoice was calculated, you can find more information here.

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RSN is our Roadside Safety Net product. In addition to the standard breakdown assistance included with your rental, our Roadside Assistance Plus (or Premium Roadside Assistance) service covers any non-mechanical issue you may face. This product removes ancillary costs that may be associated with a vehicle breakdown, such as jump starts or towing fees. When selected, RSN will be included on your signed rental agreement at the beginning of your rental. It will be charged at the end of the rental along with any outstanding rental charges.

Looking for a completely worry-free rental experience at a discounted price? Check out Avis Inclusive RSN is now included in this package for free.

If you have already rented and have additional questions regarding this product or how your invoice was calculated, you can find more information here.

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You may already be covered with your own travel insurance, but if not, Avis Personal Accident Insurance can provide you with additional cover following an accident, including emergency medical care, transportation, lost luggage and cover for unexpected costs. We’ve partnered with AIG to offer you and your passengers first-class protection for personal injury and emergency medical support and transport.

At the rental counter, you can add Personal Accident Insurance or Super Personal Accident Insurance.

Looking for a completely worry-free rental experience at a discounted price? Check out Avis Inclusive.

If you have already rented and have additional questions regarding this product or how your invoice was calculated, you can find more information here.

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CDW is our Collision Damage Waiver. This product reduces your excess which means if there’s new, non-negligent damage to the outer body of the vehicle, you will pay a significantly reduced cost, if any cost at all. Once selected, this product will be added to your rental agreement at the beginning of your rental with any associated costs already quoted to you. This will be charged to your payment card at the end of your rental along with any other rental charges.

Looking for a completely worry-free rental experience at a discounted price? Check out Avis Inclusive. CDW is now included in this package at 25% discounted price.

Discover even more about your protection options on our website.

If you have already rented and have additional questions regarding this product or how your invoice was calculated, you can find more information here.

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Looking for a completely worry-free rental experience? Learn more with this short video. With Avis Inclusive:

Remove the fear of unexpected charges and uncertainty. Avis Inclusive means you no longer need to worry about the fear of unexpected charges should any mishaps happen. And with zero excess cover and premium roadside assistance included as standard, if you lose the keys, get a flat battery, find a chip in the windscreen, or the car is stolen you are covered.

Clear, transparent prices. Be confident that there will be nothing else to pay, right from the start with one upfront, discounted cost at the point of booking.

No stressful, long-winded conversations about liability. We know conversations about cover and liability are not fun and we don’t like having them either. With Avis Inclusive those conversations aren’t needed as we’re both covered, so can get you on the road quicker.

Avis Inclusive makes car rental simple and stress free. Ready to get started? Or click here for more information.

Interested in learning more about our individual coverage options? Find out more.


We offer a wide variety of coverage options to ensure complete peace of mind when you are renting with us. For additional peace of mind and a discounted price, first check out our worry-free, all inclusive package with Avis Inclusive.

Click through each product to learn more.

If you have already rented and have additional questions regarding this product or how your invoice was calculated, you can find more information here.

 

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