Finding the right car

Article updated on 11/15/2021

You can rent various types of cars and utility vehicles on Getaround. However, to be listed on the platform, vehicles must:

  • Have 4 wheels
  • Be under 3.5 tonnes
  • Be 13m3 or smaller

Other vehicle types aren’t covered by our insurance, so we don’t accept them on the platform (motorcycles, boats, buses, motorhomes, etc.).

You can find cars with a trailer on the platform, but you can’t rent a car and attach your own trailer because it won’t be covered by our insurance.

Getaround Connect

On Getaround, there are two types of cars:

  • Getaround Connect cars: Unlock the car using your smartphone, without having to meet the owner. Get going in just a few minutes!

  • Non-Getaround Connect cars: Meet the owner of the car, who will check your documents and give you the keys directly.

Instant booking

With Instant Booking, you can book a car immediately without having to wait for the owner’s confirmation. Vehicles that allow Instant Booking appear in search results with a lightning bolt symbol. You can also filter your search to only see these vehicles.

We require owners with Instant Booking activated to always keep their calendar up to date. If you book one of these cars, your rental is automatically confirmed.

Vehicles adapted for persons with impaired mobility

Certain cars on the platform are adapted for those with impaired mobility. While we’re not yet able to filter these vehicles during search, the listing descriptions will indicate whether the vehicle is right for you.

If you can’t find the vehicle you need on Getaround, you can go to Wheeliz, which specialises in renting cars for people with impaired mobility.

Trailers

In France and the UK

Only trailers belonging to the vehicle's owner and weighing less than 750kg are allowed, otherwise there is no insurance coverage. It is not possible to attach a trailer of your own or one you have rented.

In Germany, Austria, Spain, and Belgium

Our insurance and roadside assistance do not cover trailers or caravans of any kind.

Rental conditions for each vehicle category (eco, comfort, premium/privilege)

Vehicles are divided into three categories (eco, comfort and premium/privilege) depending on model and age. Most vehicles belong to the eco category, whilst the comfort and premium/privilege categories are reserved for high-end vehicles. Different levels of access and deductibles apply depending on categories, which will be detailed under the description of the vehicle during your booking. More information about insurance deductibles.

For cars registered in France

  • Eco: you must have more than 2 years of driving history
  • Comfort: you must have more than 5 years of driving history
  • Privilege: you must have more than 7 years of driving history
  • Luxury: you must have more than 10 years of driving history. You must also meet other conditions linked to your history on the platform and have rented successfully on Getaround before.

Due to insurance requirements, all drivers 25 years and under are required to pay a young driver's surcharge of 10€ per trip.

For cars registered in the UK

  • Economy category: the driver must be at least 21 years old and have held a licence for at least two years
  • Comfort category: the driver must be at least 25 years old and have held a licence for at least two years
  • Premium category: the driver must be at least 25 years old and have held a licence for at least three years
  • Drivers must be no more than 69 years old to rent any category of vehicle on Getaround.

Due to insurance requirements, all drivers 25 years and under are required to pay a young driver's surcharge of £20 per trip.

For cars registered in other countries

  • Eco: you must be over 21 and have more than 2 years of driving history
  • Comfort: you must be over 25 and have more than 2 years of driving history
  • Privilege: you must be over 28 have more than 3 years of driving history
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