Hire a 4x4: compare prices on Liligo

How to find a cheap 4x4 hire?


Book in advance

This is the golden rule for finding the best budget car rentals. During the period from March to August, demand is higher and prices can rise. By booking 3 weeks to 2 months in advance, you will find more vehicles available, and at better prices.


Some tips

  • For a short trip, choose car rental deals with limited mileage. They are generally cheaper than those with unlimited mileage. 
  • Compare the deals available in the city and at the airport. There may be a price difference due to airport taxes.. 
  • You will find the cheapest deals in the Mini category, and cars that consume the least fuel in the Economy category.


Compare prices

Find the best rental deal for 4x4 by comparing all prices. Liligo compares offers from more than 900 car rental companies, taking into account your personalised search criteria.

A road trip off the beaten track with a 4x4

Do you want to spend your holidays in the mountains or travel off the beaten track to admire new landscapes? When a road or mountain path is rough and difficult to drive on, renting a 4x4 becomes essential. Whether you are with family, partners or friends, a 4-wheel drive off-road vehicle will allow you to drive on all types of roads while enjoying the best driving comfort. Despite their imposing size and elevated height, 4x4s are safe and easy to manoeuvre. Hiring a 4x4 car is ideal for many occasions: 

A wild road trip: robust and very manoeuvrable, the 4x4 is your undeniable ally for driving on rough, rocky or even sandy roads. 

Mountain holidays: nothing better than an off-roader to brave mountainous roads safely and comfortably for all passengers. 

An excursion to an unreachable place: whatever your destination, you can go further in the forest, snow or mountains with a 4x4. In Iceland, for example, 4x4s are mandatory for off the beaten track travel around the country.

The main feature of all-terrain vehicles is of course their robustness. If you are looking for a car that will not let you down when faced with difficulties of road surfaces, a 4x4 is the best option. With its off-road ability and adapted suspension, it can brave the mountains, snow and dirt roads. A 4x4 is perfect for accessing hiking trails for a day or weekend in the forest, mountains or outback. You can also hire a 4-wheel drive car for a week of wild camping or several days of tourism or exploring.

Frequently asked questions

Where to hire a 4x4?

Indicate the name of the city in which you want to hire a 4x4, then select the location of the company that suits you best: city centre, station or airport are available depending on the city. After searching on Liligo, use the search filter in the left column to get the best 4x4 hire deals.

Can we hire a 4x4 by month?

Yes, hiring a 4x4 over one or more months is possible in some agencies. In order to hire the vehicle, you may be asked to pay all at once. We advise you to check the number of kilometres allowed per day or on the total rental period in the rental contract.

From what age can you hire a 4x4?

4x4s are part of intermediate or higher range vehicles. Car hire companies may set a higher age limit for these vehicles, i.e. 21 years or 25 years for some hire companies. These conditions vary depending on the hire agency and the country. If you are under 25, check these conditions well in advance.

How many years do you need on your licence to be able to hire a 4x4?

The rental of a 4x4 is often granted to drivers with a minimum of 1 to 3 years on a licence. These criteria may vary depending on the type of 4x4 chosen, the car hire company and the country.

What documents should be presented to hire a 4x4?

To hire a 4x4, you will need: 

  • Your identity card or passport
  • Your driving licence
  • A credit card in your name
  • Proof of address (depending on the agency)
  • A telephone number (depending on the agency)

Check that your payment method is accepted by the car hire company, especially if you are going abroad. Visa, Mastercard or American Express credit cards are the most commonly accepted for car hires. 

Do you have to take out insurance to hire a 4x4?

“Third-party insurance” and “personal injury” coverage are included when you hire a 4x4 in the European countries. Other optional insurance will be offered by the hire agency to better cover you in different situations (repairs on the vehicle, insurance in case of theft, etc.). These protection supplements also reduce the amount of the excess that is your responsibility in the event of an accident. 

Some credit cards allow you to benefit from insurance that covers you when you hire a car. Check before leaving to avoid accumulating insurance.