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Carhire for the over 70's

Thanks for all these – I’d been wondering what would happen when I hit the big 70!

I don’t have a car, using public transport and hiring when I need to. So I can carry on doing this as long as I can drive – hurrah!

Hi y’all.. I am 59 years old and I visited Hawaii with my children and grandchildren last year. We rented car from OGG airport. The company we hired was Manaloha. and they allow car rentals for people under 70 years of age. We had a great experience and it those 2 weeks were some of the best moments of my life. wish I could travel hawaii again!

We have also got some top tips for car rental on the main site which you might find useful.

http://www.silvertraveladvisor.com/inde … redArticle



Hi Lougraham and welcome to the forum.
Have a try with these. I would be interested to know how you get on as I am sure there will be others in the same position as yourself.


I am going on a trip to Greece, and I was shocked to learn that I cannot rent a car at most rental places due to the fact that I am over the age of 70. Are there any car rental places that will rent cars to me, or am I just out of luck when it comes to renting a car there? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Thanks David , it seems agism still lives.CG

Hi CG, hope this helps….

Travelers of any age over the minimum can rent cars in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, or Switzerland.

In several countries, however, some suppliers impose maximum age limits to rentals, generally, or to rentals of some models of cars:

•Denmark: Some rental agencies impose a maximum age of 80.
•Slovenia: Some rental agencies impose a maximum age limit of 73, and renters ages 70 to 73 may face surcharges.
•Czech Republic, Greece, Poland, and Slovakia: Some rental agencies impose a maximum age of 70.
•United Kingdom: Some rental agencies apply an extra fee for travelers age 70 or over; some rental agencies apply a maximum age limit of 69 on some car classes.

When you book online, it’s easy to miss the fine print on age—with Hertz, for example, the site doesn’t ask your age and you have to click on "rental policies and rules" to catch the limits. If you’re under 25 or over some age limit, either book by phone or double check an online booking before you commit.


I remember the fuss that was kicked up over the carhire companies not allowing over 70’s to hire a car, I believe they changed the law in the UK however, what if you wanted to hire a car in Spain, do the UK’s rules apply there or are there age limits still in place for the over 70’s.CG

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