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    Frequently Asked Questions About Renting a Car in London

    How old do you need to be to rent a car in London?

    The minimum age to rent a car in London is 21 years old. Rental age requirements change by supplier and some suppliers will charge a young driver surcharge for car renters under the age of 25. The young driver surcharge is expensive in the UK and can vary between £30-£40 per day.

    Some rental car suppliers in the UK will also have a maximum age limit. Drivers over the age of 70 should pay close attention to age restrictions during booking and be sure they don't need additional documentation to pick-up their car rental in the UK. Renters over the age of 70 should call an Auto Europe reservations agent at 1-888-223-5555 prior to travel.

    Can I Rent a Vehicle in London and Drive with My Canadian License?

    Travelers from Canada will be pleased to know they can arrive in London and pick-up their rental car with a valid Canadian license in good standing. An international driver's permit is not required to pick-up your rental car but could help speed things up if you are pulled over while driving.

    Contact Auto Europe for your Car Rental in LondonCan I Rent a Vehicle in London and Return to a Different Location?

    If London is your starting point for a road trip across Europe, travelers will be pleased to know Auto Europe has great rates on international one-way car rentals. Travelers looking to pick-up a rental car in London and return to Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh, or anywhere in Europe will be pleased to know we guarantee the best rate on your car from our suppliers. Compare rates today!

    Do I need an International Drivers Permit to Drive a Rental Car in London?

    Travelers from Canada are able to pick-up their car rental with a valid domestic license that is in good standing. While drivers are not required to have an IDP while driving in the United Kingdom, Auto Europe recommends travelers purchase a permit prior to their trip as they are internationally recognized and typically cost around $20 at CAA.

    What is the London Congestion Charge for?

    To help in the fight against climate change as well as to cut down on vehicle emissions, London has created a congestion charge of $19.93 CAD (11.50 Pounds) per day when driving within the congestion charge zones of the city. Drivers should also bear in mind that only vehicles meeting the Ultra Low Emission Standard are able to drive within the ULEZ zone in the center of the city. Travelers from outside of the United Kingdom should be aware of the congestion fee in London.