Motorhome Hire – Age, Mileage & Driving Licence Guidelines

While the exact terms and conditions of rental may vary between different vehicles and rental offices, the following information applies in most cases.

Age: Usually 23-70

Mileage Restrictions: Check with your rental company some operation unlimited mileage others don’t.

Overseas Use: Most UK motorhome hire companies allow their vehicles to be taken into mainland Europe. This normally requires prior arrangement, may require an additional deposit or daily fee and is almost always restricted to Western Europe.

Your hire company may also assist with any ferry bookings required.

Driving Licence requirements: Most hire motorhomes have a maximum gross weight of 3.5 tonnes or less. All such motorhomes can be driven with a standard UK car (category B) licence – or its international equivalent (drivers from outside the EU will require an International Driving Licence).

A few of the largest European motorhomes have a maximum permitted weight of between 3.5t and 7.5t – these require a UK category C1 driving licence. UK drivers who passed their test before 01/01/1997 will automatically have this entitlement; drivers who passed their car test after 01/01/1997 do not have C1 entitlement and must take a separate test to drive vehicles in this category. Very few rental motorhomes fall into this category and those that do are clearly indicated in hire quotations.

For official information from he DVLA regarding driving motorhomes in the UK & UK driving licences, click here.

Other Information: As with most hire vehicles, the hire motorhomes available through this site are provided fully-serviced, with full fuel tanks, empty waste tanks and clean and functional appliances. They also normally include all essential bedding and kitchen equipment.

Renters are normally expected to return motorhomes in a similar condition and any failure to do this may incur penalty charges. For exact details of what is required, click on the “Terms” link in each quotation.