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Weekend car insurance and two-day cover

Whether you are going on a weekend break, or just borrowing a car from a friend for a short drive, our temporary car insurance can get your covered in no time.

Can you insure a car for a weekend?

If you need car insurance for a few days, our short term cover options are perfect. Allowing you to take our comprehensive cover in as little as 15 minutes, it’s an easy way to get yourself insured before the weekend, whether you’re going on a long weekend away driving around Europe or just car sharing for two days.

If you need to borrow a van from a friend or family member for moving heavy goods or moving house, we also offer temporary van insurance, making the process much easier.

Can you insure a car for weekends only?

Our short term car insurance can be arranged for as little as one hour, so you can make sure you have motor insurance for whatever time you need. Whether you need three days for a bank holiday weekend or only need a little bit of cover to borrow a friend’s car for a drive, we can help you sort it.

Benefits of weekend car insurance

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Weekend car insurance can be arranged easily and start within 15 minutes of procuring your cover. So even if you leave it to the last minute, it’s fast and simple to organise.

Cover can be arranged and provide motor insurance for a regular or long weekend (or even up to 28 days if you need more time). Our policies are standalone, which means should you have an accident, your No Claims Bonus and any other policies and claims discounts will be unaffected. Plus, with all weekend car insurance underwritten by Aviva, the UK’s largest insurer, you’re in safe hands.

Should you be planning on a weekend abroad, European cover is an optional extra, along with additional drivers if you need to share the responsibility and breakdown cover. Free legal expenses cover is included with all weekend car insurance as well.

Who is eligible for weekend insurance?

Weekend only car insurance, UK, is available for:

  • all drivers between the ages 19-75 (subject to underwriting and vehicle criteria)
  • most vehicles that are registered in England and the UK
  • licence holders from outside of the UK, providing they hold a licence from one of the following countries and have done so for at least 12 months: EU, EEA, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa or Switzerland

Check out our car insurance acceptance criteria for the full list of requirements.

Also, if you are learning to drive and want to practice in a friend or family member’s car for the weekend, we offer learner driver insurance which can cover you for short periods and let you get some driving experience.

How do I apply for weekend insurance?

In order to apply for a quote for temporary cover, you need:

  • the Vehicle Registration Number of the car
  • your name, address, date of birth, email address, and occupation
  • your driving licence number (if you don’t have a UK-issued driving licence, you’ll need your passport number as well)
  • your payment details

Fill in a quote form today and see how much cover will cost you based on your details, vehicle and how long you need weekend car insurance for.