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Temporary car insurance for young drivers

Temporary car insurance exclusively for students living away from home, sharing a friend’s or family member’s car in an affordable way!

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Best temporary car insurance for young drivers

If you’re a university or boarding school student aged between 18-27, did you know it can often be cheaper to be insured on a parent’s car rather than buying and insuring your own?! Our temporary insurance is a handy solution for all of those students looking to get behind the wheel and save money.

Weekly student car insurance is a useful short-term insurance option. Choose from 1-6 weeks cover at a time and get insured on a parent’s or friend’s car for the holidays!

Compare temporary car insurance options

As with any insurance, a short term insurance comparison is a good idea to make sure you chose the product which best suits your needs. One size doesn't fit all, so we've got two great options for young full licence holders looking for temporary cover.

Pay As You Go Insurance

Top up as you go

  • dotHandy for sharing a parent’s car
  • dotOnly pay for the miles you’re driving
  • dotComprehensive cover for full licence holders
  • dotEarn your own No Claims Discount, for every claim free year

Short term car insurance

Cover from 7 - 42 days

  • dotExclusively for university and boarding school students
  • dotAllows you to borrow a car as a one-off
  • dotSuitable for 18 year olds to 27 year olds
  • dotWeekly insurance cover on a friend’s or parent’s car - up to 6 weeks

How much is temporary car insurance?

Weekly student car Insurance
Pay per mile insurance

    • 7 days - £91.17
    • 14 days - £145.38
    • 21 days - £179.87
    • 28 days - £199.58
    • 35 days - £216.83
    • 42 days - £229.15

    We’ve compared the price of Pay as You Go Insurance using our lowest price postcode to compare to Student Car insurance*. Price and cover is dependent on age and location.


Frequently asked questions

Can I get temporary car insurance in Northern Ireland (NI)?arrow
We’re pleased to say that we provide cover in the majority of UK and NI postcodes for all of our young driver insurance policies. Our insurance finder tool can help you find the best product for you.
Can I get temporary car insurance on a friend’s car?arrow
Our temporary student insurance policy allows you to drive a friend’s or parents car, with no risk to their own no claims discount. If you're looking to share a parent’s car, why not try pay per mile insurance, and start building your no claims discount?
Can you get temporary car insurance for 17 year olds?arrow
If you want cheap temporary car insurance for 17 year olds, you can get insurance on our Pay As You Go policy and there is no increase in price once you’ve passed your test. If you'd rather have monthly insurance and just need cover whilst learning until you pass your test, our learner driver insurance might be a better option for you - with cover available from 30 days to 6 months. If you’re looking for weekly car insurance for 18 year olds on a full licence, our student driver insurance could be a better option.
Do Marmalade have a temporary car insurance app?arrow
Here at Marmalade we like to make things as easy for our customers as possible, which is why we have developed a temporary car insurance app to help our young drivers measure the miles they’ve driven and how they are driving. The Marmalade Insurance App allows you to view your trips, earn streaks and see how many miles you’ve driven.
Can I get monthly car insurance using this cover?arrow
We have two options for monthly car insurance - our Pay as You Go Insurance, where you pay for the miles you use, or our Student car insurance which gives you cover from 1 to 6 weeks at a time so you can easily get 1 month car insurance.
Can I get car insurance for a week?arrow
With our short-term insurance you can get car insurance for a week, up to 6 weeks. Get a quote and get covered in minutes!
Do you offer weekend car insurance or 2 day insurance?arrow
Our temporary cover starts at 1 week, however, if you are planning to borrow a parent’s car for the weekend every now and then our Pay As You Go insurance allows you to just pay for the miles you drive. Miles are valid for 12 months – and there’s no risk to the car owner’s No Claims Discount.

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Here at Marmalade we offer different types of car insurance
With a few clicks we can help you find the best type of policy for you

How could temporary car insurance help me?

Here’s our top four reasons we think short term car insurance is handy for young drivers.
  • Temporary car insurance under 21 years of age may be a sensible option if getting added as a named driver, or buying and insuring your own car, is unaffordable
  • Temp cover gives you independence and the ability to get where you need to be, without relying on someone else to get you there (which they’ll appreciate too!)
  • Having the option to borrow a car can help you keep your driving skills and confidence topped up, which will stand you in good stead for when you get your own car in the future.
  • Marmalade policies benefit from comprehensive cover and, what’s more, there’s no risk to the car owner’s No Claims Discount if the young driver needs to make a claim
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Is temporary insurance cover better than annual insurance for young drivers?

If you don’t own your own car, temporary insurance cover can help you get out on the road as and when you need to. If you're only going to be driving little and often, temporary insurance can be a cheaper way to get cover. This is because you don’t have to worry about the full costs of buying and running a car or being added as a named driver.

Just because you’re getting cover for less than a year, it doesn’t mean you’re getting less cover. All our policies are comprehensive, meaning that if something was to happen to the car while you are driving, any damage is covered.

It’s a win/win for parents, as you don’t need to worry about having to run a taxi service. Simply hand over the keys, and with no risk to your own no claims discount, you can put your feet up and relax.

With pay as you go insurance you can get the best of both annual and temporary insurance cover. You get the flexibility of temporary insurance, but if it runs for a year and you don’t make a claim you earn no claims discount, the same as you get from an annual policy.

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Student driver insurance

get cover for 7 - 42 days while you are home for the holidays

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