Underage Car Rentals

Car Rental companies charge more for underage drivers than those over the age of 25. And drivers under 21 years find it very hard to rent cars by themselves.
Under 25 Car Rental | Available at Hertz!
Hertz rents cars to those 20 years old and up : Hertz Coupons

25% off : Budget Car Rental Offer
No underage driver fee for renters 18-24 years old : USAA members

Under 25? Rent a Car Anyway : Dollar
Under-age Driver fee is levied. The charge varies by location

Under 25 Car Rental Special : Sixt
A fee will apply for rentals at every locations in the United States

Car Rental Under 25 : Auto Europe
young driver surcharge fee applies,
Your options to rent larger car categories, luxury vehicles and sports cars may be limited


If you are a student or young driver wishing to go on a road trip or on vacation with a car rental .... most car rental companies like Advantage, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Thrifty allow you to drive with a young driver surcharge fees. US government or military personnel traveling on official business are exempt from young driver surcharges.

How to rent a car under 25?

It is simple to rent a car when you are under the age of 25, all you need to have are these simple things:
  • A valid driver's license
  • Must have been driving for over 1 year
  • A valid debit or credit card
  • Select car rental companies may also have different car rental insurance standards for young drivers.
  • Drivers have to meet the certain age requirements to rent certain car groups:
  • In addition, authorized drivers may be subject to a driving record and license check with the DMV – just to ensure the drivers have a safe driving record.

Student Surcharge / Fee

Most rental car companies happily rents to customers 20 and above, there is an added surcharge under some circumstances for renters between 20 and 24 years old. This added fee is subject to change based on the type and location of the car rental.

Most car rental agencies have rules in place that require aspiring car renters to have held their license for a span of at least one year from the date of issue.

Underage drivers using Costco Travel have to call Costco and are transferred to either Avis, Budget, Dollar, or Enterprise. The rental car agent confirms your Costco membership number and quotes you a price.

Budget, Avis, Hertz and Enterprise only waive the underage fee for 21-24 year olds with USAA membership.

Sports cars and Luxury cars like BMWs, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Mini Coopers and Full-Size SUVs, Minivans, Passenger Vans, Premium SUVs, Signature Series are strictly for the over-25 set.

Always check in on discounts your membership organizations may provide (example alumni associations, professional associations)

Normally, The underage surcharge is NOT included in your quoted online reservation rate total. It will be added at the rental counter when you pick up your car.

A young driver surcharge is the fee set by car rental companies that is applied to your credit card when your rental car is returned.

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