Continental Van & Car Hire
When hiring a vehicle to travel to the Continent, there are a number of additional factors to consider. Additional charges will apply for Continental travel and we will be happy to provide you with a detailed quotation on request.
We will organise comprehensive insurance cover for the vehicle you require, a Green Card, VE103, Letter of Authority and Breakdown Cover. In addition we will provide a Continental Breakdown Emergency Kit.
Age limits for the Continental use of Cars and Commercial vehicles are normally 25 to 75 and People Carriers, Minibuses & 7.5 tonne vans, 30 to 70. There is a minimum £1000 deposit excess on all vehicles although this can be reduced to £500 by paying Excess Reduction Waiver (ERW). A minimum of 5 years driving experience and an unendorsed UK full driving licence is preferred. Certain endorsements may be accepted.
We will ensure you are supplied with the newest vehicle we have available. Apart from our normal pre-rental checking procedures, vehicles going on the Continent are fully inspected by one of our trained staff to ensure you have a trouble free journey there and back.
To comply with current European Law, minibuses with more than 9 seats and 7.5 tonne Box Vans require the use of a tachograph. These vehicles require a driver digital card which needs to be applied for at least 3 weeks in advance. Please contact us with details of your requirements so we can advise you correctly.
Please note that Southern Ireland is outside the UK.
If you are travelling through any major French cities, please be aware that an environmental scheme has been introduced in France called "CRIT’Air" and is designed to improve air quality. Winscreen stickers known as "Vignettes" need to be displayed showing the vehicle's emissions. The major cities are Paris, Lyon, Genoble, Lille, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Chambery and Marseille but please check before travelling no others have been added. Should you wish us to apply for a Crit'Air Vignette on your behalf we will do so but please make sure you give us 7 days notice to do so. The cost is around £10.
If you would like to contact us by e-mail, please click on the Enquiry Form to provide details of the dates you intend to travel and details of your destination, countries you will be travelling through and we will provide you with a quotation.
Continental Hire Enquiry Form
I am interested in hiring the following vehicle to travel abroad. Please can you supply me with a quotation.