FAQ Car hire with free additional drivers
Can a second person drive a rental car?
Yes, this is referred to as an additional driver, or second driver option by the car rental companies. We have special offers at selected locations whereby you can add a second driver free on car hire.
Does the additional driver need to be present when collecting the hire car?
Yes all additional drivers must be present when picking up the car. They will also need to have a valid driving licence and their passport with them when the car is being collected.
Can I add the additional driver at a later date?
In most cases yes but this will need to be arranged with the car hire company first. For instance if you are picking up the car inside the security zone at the airport, you will not be able to return. So ask at the desk if they have an office outside of the secure area that you can call to.
Can the additional driver return the hire car?
Yes additional drivers can return the car unaccompanied.
How many additional drivers may we have?
With the free addition driver option, you are only allowed one, but more can be added for an additional fee payable at the desk when you collect the car.
What does free additional driver mean?
It means another person can drive the car you hired. The named driver will have the same level of cover as the main driver They will be fully insured and can either drive the car with or without the main driver present as long as they have a full licence.