How much is the deposit on a car rental?
The short answer
- Yes, car hire deposit is compulsory
- £200 for regular cars and vans
- £500 for premium and 4x4 vehicles
- The deposit is refundable if the vehicle is returned in the same condition
The long answer
In the UK and Ireland, deposit funds are taken from the driver’s payment card and held throughout the duration of the hire. A deposit is compulsory – at Enterprise it’s fixed at £200 for regular cars and vans and for premium and 4 x 4 vehicles its £500. The deposit is refundable provided the vehicle is returned in the same condition. The time scale for the funds to be available on your card will vary depending on your bank or card provider.