How old do I have to be to hire a van or a car?

If you wish to hire a vehicle and use our insurance cover then you must be between 25 and 75 years old, and have held a full UK driving licence for a minimum of 2 years. We are, however, able to insure drivers as young as 23 years old, on most vehicles, with a small price increase.


Do I need to leave a huge deposit when I take the vehicle?

effectively, no funds will leave your account. Unfortunately, due to legislation laid down by our insurance company, we are unable to take


What do I need to bring when I collect a vehicle?

When you come to collect a pre-booked vehicle, you will need the following: the hirer, i.e. the person paying for the hire and the deposit, needs to bring two forms of recent identification, proving his or her current address. This can consist of any two official documents with name, address and date displayed on it, e.g. a telephone bill and a bank statement would be fine. The driver(s) of the vehicle must bring their driving licence(s). If it is one of the new style licences, it is important that both the photo card AND the paper counterpart are brought; failure to bring both parts may result in refusal to hire.


Can I take the vehicle abroad?

We do allow our vehicles to go abroad. However, we must be notified if you plan on taking a vehicle abroad. Full international breakdown cover and an insurance ‘Green Card’ must be added to the hire charge, please ask for details.


What is the largest vehicle I can drive on a standard licence?

If you were issued your driving licence before 1st January 1997 you should be entitled to drive any vehicle up to 7.5 tonne in Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW), this includes all of the vehicles advertised on this site. If you were issued your licence after 1st January 1997, you will be entitled to drive any vehicle up to 3.5 tonne GVW. This includes vehicles such as the Luton style vans, which are commonly used.

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Customer Testimonials

Excellent service – 1st rate – Vehicle Supplied was excellent and very good value for money.  Satisfaction rating 10 out of 10

J Fulcher

Great Service! Great Guys! I have rented from other companies in the past and had mixed experiences with them. I have shown up for a rental and they didn’t have a vehicle for me. I have been overcharged. You name it! I rent vehicles all the time for my band. These guys were prompt and courteous.

Kenneth Edwards

This is the 3rd time I've hired from Global and I love the experience. The staff are wonderful and go above and beyond to be helpful. The 1st time we only had 2 of us in the car. The 2nd time there was four and this time 5. We might need a bus next time, lol. I've hired from 2 different companies in Cambridge before and they were a total pain to deal with. You guys make the whole experience easy and I am very grateful, thanks!

John Morris

A couple of weeks ago I had to rent a 17-passenger van for the film crew that I work with. I was served by your Ipswich office to get the reservation completed at very short notice (the day before pickup). They were really helpful and friendly and ensured that the process went smoothly. I’m really happy to have found you guys as we plan on working in your area a lot over the next two years, and will definitely be renting vans again! Best wishes!

Donna Phillips