Additional Driver

Add an additional driver and share the drive

Budget additional driver

Adding an additional driver is a great way to share the load when travelling long distances or driving abroad. Driving in a foreign country can be stressful, tiring and quite frankly, sometimes a little boring!

By sharing the driving responsibilities, you can lower the risk of having an accident. It is important to be aware that if an unnamed driver is in an accident, your cover will be invalidated.

We have selected 4 key questions to keep the information simple and succinct. We understand car rental can be difficult and it's our goal to change this by making all our products and services transparent for our customers.

What is an Additional Driver?

By adding an additional driver when renting a vehicle, it allows for more than just the lead driver to be insured. Without declaring an additional driver, you risk being held liaible for driving with no cover on the vehicle.

The additional driver charge is to ensure that the second driver is covered under the same agreement as the main driver .

All additional drivers will need to adhere to the same terms and conditions as the main driver.

How can I book an Additional Driver?

An additional driver can be added during the normal online booking process, just select the Additional Driver box which appears once you have selected your vehicle. It is located under the 'Add Extras' section. You will also be asked at the rental station upon pick up whether you wish to purchase an additional driver.

Other methods of booking an additional driver are via our call centre, by calling 0808 284 4444. Don't forget you can also add an additional driver to an existing reservation.

How much does an Additional Driver cost?

In the UK, an additional driver costs from £11.20 including VAT per day per driver / £9.16 (excl VAT) per day. This is capped at 10 days of rental. If the additional driver is below the age of 25, they will also be liable for a Young Driver Charge.

Fees will vary by country so please check at the time of rental.

Prices quoted are for rentals collected from "Standard" locations. Rentals from "Premium" locations will be higher.

Where is Additional Driver available?

Additional Driver is available at all Budget stations across the UK, Europe and Worldwide.

If you have any further questions about our Additional Driver product, please do not hesitate to call our reservations team on 0808 284 4444. Feel free to ask any question to our rental station staff, as we always want to ensure you are happy when renting with Budget.