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Best Car Rental Companies Under 25

Best Car Rental Companies Under 25

If you are under 25 and want to go on a road trip or a trip on your own anywhere in the world with your friends, what better way to do it than renting a car! Wait, but you may have noticed that car rental companies don’t make it easy for young people.

So, can I rent a car if I’m under 25 years old? The answer is yes!

In this article we are going to try to provide you with all the information and clarify all your doubts, so we will tell you below all the details to make the process of renting a car under 25 years old.

Car rental requirements for under 25 years old

First of all, be aware that car rental suppliers will charge you an extra fee called “Youthful Surcharge”, which may vary depending on the supplier (worldwide average $25 per day). It is a small extra payment for considering you as a new driver. At CarRental.Deals we are always committed to transparency and we will inform you of this fee, if any, during the booking process in a clear way.

During the booking process, in the form where you must fill in your details as a driver, we will ask for your age, and if you are under 25 years old, the system will automatically calculate and charge a small extra amount.

In addition to this, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be a minimum of 19-21 years old, depending on the company. In New York and Michigan states (US), and Quebec (Canada), you may rent a vehicle at 18 years of age. In the rest of the countries or territories, some companies rent to drivers who are 18 years old, but it is not usual.
  • You must have a minimum of 1 year on your driver’s license. You will find some exceptions in some companies.
  • You will have to provide a credit card in your name since the card where the deposit is retained must be in the name of the main driver. Normally, suppliers do not accept debit cards or cash. Unless the supplier specifies it in the terms and conditions.
  • Another option is if you are two drivers and the other person provides the credit card. In this case, you will have to pay a supplement for the additional driver, although some rentals on our website are advertised as “free additional driver”.

Which rental car company does not charge for under 25?

Normally, all companies apply additional charges to drivers under 25 years of age. However, we found that New Zealand based companies are the ones that allow booking from 18 years old without Youthful Surcharge. They also do not apply restrictions to groups of vehicles.

What are the best car rental companies for under 25 years old?

Our website is a car rental comparator that always shows you the best prices and information in the most transparent way possible. Therefore, we will try to give you detailed information about young and novice drivers in some of our main suppliers.

Remember, that this information in no case comes from CarRental.Deals, but each car rental company decides the conditions and requirements to rent a car. Therefore, they are indicative and will always be subject to modifications that the company wants to make. In the same way, this information may vary for rentals outside Spain, depending on the current legislation.

Here we show you the best ones with their pros and cons, and although some requirements may change over time, as a general rule they are:

AVISlogo-avis

  • Minimum age as a general rule: 21 years old.
  • An additional surcharge applies: Yes. The average cost is around $35 per day.
  • Restrictions: You cannot rent vehicles in the following classes: Full-Size SUVs, Luxury, Minivans, Passenger Vans, Premium SUVs, Specialty Cars.
  • Minimum age of driving license: 1 year.

BUDGETlogo-budget

  • Minimum age as a general rule: 18 – 24 years old.
  • An additional surcharge applies: Yes. The average cost is around $30 per day.
  • Restrictions: Permitted to rent Economy through Full-Size cars, Minivans, Small Pick-Up Trucks, and Intermediate SUVs.
  • Minimum age of driving license: 1 year.

ENTERPRISElogo_enterprise-rent-a-car

  • Minimum age as a general rule: 21 years old.
  • An additional surcharge applies: Yes. The average cost is around $25 per day.
  • Restrictions: Generally you can rent Economy, Compact, Midsize, Full Size, Compact SUV, Midsize SUV and 7 Passenger Minivan. Some premium vehicle categories may be restricted.
  • Minimum age of driving license: 1 year.

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NATIONALnational-car-rental

  • Minimum age as a general rule: 21 years old.
  • An additional surcharge applies: Yes. The average cost is approximately $25.00 per day.
  • Restrictions: Generally you can rent Economy through Full-Size cars, Cargo and Minivans, Pickup Trucks, and up to a Standard Size SUV.. Some premium vehicle categories may be restricted.
  • Minimum age of driving license: 1 year.

HERTZlogo-hertz

  • Minimum age as a general rule: 20 years old.
  • An additional surcharge applies: Yes. The cost for the 18 to 19 age range is $52.00 a day, and $19.00 a day for the range between 20 to 24 years old.
  • Restrictions: Almost all vehicle groups can be driven. There are no notable restrictions. The minimum age for Adrenaline, Dream and Prestige Collections, as well as select high-performance vehicles, is imperatively 25.
  • Minimum age of driving license: 1 year.

THRIFTYthrifty-logo

  • Minimum age as a general rule: 20 years old.
  • An additional surcharge applies: Yes. The average cost is approximately $50.00 per day.
  • Restrictions: Almost all vehicle groups can be driven. There are no notable restrictions. Some specialty vehicle classes, such as the StyleSeries, are excluded.
  • Minimum age of driving license: 1 year.

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DOLLARlogo-dollar

  • Minimum age as a general rule: 20 years old.
  • An additional surcharge applies: Yes. The average cost is approximately $35.00 per day.
  • Restrictions: Almost all vehicle groups can be driven. If you are under 25, the majority of Dollar car classes, from compact cars to SUVs, are available for you to rent. Some specialty vehicle classes, such as the StyleSeries, are excluded.
  • Minimum age of driving license: 1 year.

ALAMOlogo-alamo

  • Minimum age as a general rule: 21 years old.
  • An additional surcharge applies: Yes. The average cost is approximately $25.00 per day but can be higher or lower based on the rental location.
  • Restrictions: Renters between 21 to 24 years old may be restricted to high-performance car groups.
  • Minimum age of driving license: 1 year.

SIXTsixt-logo

  • Minimum age as a general rule: 21 years old.
  • An additional surcharge applies: Yes. The average cost is approximately $45.00 per day.
  • Restrictions: Certain car types are not allowed to be driven by any renter or additional driver under the age of 25. Check the restrictions here: https://www.sixt.com/#/fleet/selectcar/US
  • Minimum age of driving license: There is no minimum period that the driver’s license should be held for to rent with SIXT.

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GOLDCAR / RHODIUMgoldcar-rent-a-car-logo

  • Minimum age as a general rule: 19 years old.
  • An additional surcharge applies: Yes. The average cost is approximately $10.00 per day.
  • Restrictions: The range of car groups you can choose from are X/XG/4A/AA/BB/CC /GG/S/M . Follow this link to check the Goldcar fleet groups https://www.goldcar.es/en/flota/
  • Minimum age of driving license: 1 year.

EUROPCAR / KEDDYeuropcar-logo

  • Minimum age as a general rule: 19 years old.
  • An additional surcharge applies: Yes. The average cost is approximately $25.00 per day.
  • Restrictions: Certain car types are not allowed to be driven by any renter or additional driver under the age of 25.
  • Minimum age of driving license: 1 year.

INTERRENTinterrent-logo

  • Minimum age as a general rule: 19 years old
  • An additional surcharge applies: Yes
  • Restrictions: Certain car types are not allowed to be driven by any renter or additional driver under the age of 25.
  • Minimum age of driving license: 1 year.

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FIREFLYfirefly-logo

  • Minimum age as a general rule: 21 years old.
  • An additional surcharge applies: Yes. The average cost is approximately $10.00 per day.
  • Restrictions: Certain car types are not allowed to be driven by any renter or additional driver under the age of 25.
  • Minimum age of driving license: 1 year.

CENTAUROcentauro-logo

  • Minimum age as a general rule: 19 years old.
  • An additional surcharge applies: Yes. The average cost is approximately €20.00 per day.
  • Restrictions: No restrictions. You can drive any car of their fleet.
  • Minimum age of driving license: 1 year.

GREEN MOTIONgreenmotion-logo

  • Minimum age as a general rule: 21 years old.
  • An additional surcharge applies: Yes. The average cost is approximately $50.00 per day.
  • Restrictions: Certain car types are not allowed to be driven by any renter or additional driver under the age of 25.
  • Minimum age of driving license: 1 year.

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EAST COAST CAR RENTALeast-coast-car-rental-logo-compressor

  • Minimum age as a general rule: 21 years old.
  • An additional surcharge applies: Yes. $9.00 a day.
  • Restrictions: Certain car types are not allowed to be driven by any renter or additional driver under the age of 25.
  • Minimum age of driving license: 1 year.

ACE RENTAL CARSlogo-ace-rent-a-car

  • Minimum age as a general rule: 21 years old. ACE is the most restrictive company we have found. Many locations do not allow booking under the age of 25, or even 26. It depends a lot on the country and location.
  • An additional surcharge applies: Yes. The average cost is approximately $20.00 per day.
  • Restrictions: Certain car types are not allowed to be driven by any renter or additional driver under the age of 25.
  • Minimum age of driving license: 1 year.

GO RENTALSgo-rentals_logo

  • Minimum age as a general rule: 21 years old.
  • An additional surcharge applies: No.
  • Restrictions: No car group restrictions.
  • Minimum age of driving license: 1 year.

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EZI CAR RENTALezi_rent_logo

  • Minimum age as a general rule: 20 years old.
  • An additional surcharge applies: No.
  • Restrictions: No car group restrictions.
  • Minimum age of driving license: 1 year.

SNAP RENTALSsnap_rentals

  • Minimum age as a general rule: 18 years old.
  • An additional surcharge applies: No.
  • Restrictions: No car group restrictions.
  • Minimum age of driving license: 1 year.

PLEASE NOTE: This information has been extracted directly from the terms and conditions of the official websites of the car rental companies listed below. This information may vary over time. Check it at the time of booking. We are not responsible for any variations or errors in the information we may have made.

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