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A Guide to Car Hire USA 

Welcome to your first step for booking Car Hire in the  USA!


Discover the vast landscapes, iconic cities, and unique experiences that the USA has to offer, all from the comfort of our top-tier rental vehicles. From coast to coast, we're here to make your American journey unforgettable.  Keep in mind that the USA is a vast country, and road trip distances between major cities can be quite long. Plan your routes carefully, and consider using GPS or a navigation app for guidance. Additionally, research specific traffic rules and parking regulations for the state or city you'll be visiting, as they can vary. Always have the necessary documents, including a valid driver's license and insurance with you when driving with a hire car in the USA.

Why Choose Us For Car Hire USA?

Quality Assured: Our fleet boasts the latest models, ensuring a smooth ride every time.
Nationwide Coverage: With branches across all 50 states, we're wherever you need us.
Transparent Pricing: No hidden fees. What you see is what you get.
24/7 Customer Support: Travel with peace of mind knowing we're always a call away.

Our Fleet: Whether you're solo or with a group, on business or vacation, we have the perfect vehicle for you:-

Compact & Economy: Budget-friendly and fuel-efficient.
SUVs & Minivans: Ample space for families or group trips.
Luxury: Drive in style with our premium range.
Electric & Hybrid: Eco-friendly choices for the conscientious traveler.

Easy 3-Step Booking Process

Select: Browse our extensive range and choose your ideal vehicle.
Book: Secure your dates with our user-friendly reservation system.
Drive: Pick up your car from your chosen location and hit the road!

Exploring the USA: Tips & Recommendations

Interstate Highways: The USA's highway system is vast and well-maintained. Familiarize yourself with local speed limits and regulations.

Parking: In major cities, consider using parking garages or apps to find parking spots. Always check for street parking restrictions.

Tolls: Some highways, bridges, and tunnels charge tolls. Research your route in advance, and consider getting an electronic toll pass.

Fuel: Gas stations are plentiful, but prices can vary significantly between states. Remember, in the USA, fuel is sold by the gallon.

Road Signs:   Check out our useful guide to Road Signs in the USA here.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What documents do I need to rent a car?  Typically, a valid driver's license and a credit card. International travelers may also need an International Driving Permit.

Can I drop off the car at a different location?  Yes, we offer one-way rentals at many of our locations.

Distances from Airports to Main Cities:

  • Distances can vary greatly depending on the airport and city. Here are some examples:

    • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Downtown Los Angeles: Approximately 19 miles (30.5 km).

    • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) to Downtown Atlanta: Approximately 10 miles (16 km).

    • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Manhattan, New York City: Approximately 16 miles (26 km).

Traffic and Terrain:

  • Traffic conditions vary widely across the USA. Major cities like New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago can experience heavy congestion, especially during rush hours.

  • In rural areas and on highways, traffic is generally lighter.

  • The terrain in the USA is diverse, ranging from flat plains to mountainous regions. This can impact driving conditions and weather.

Can I hire a car in the United States of America with a UK driving licence?

Visitors from the UK can hire a car in the USA with their UK issued driving licence. There is no need for an international driving permit in the USA for UK licence holders. Thanks to a bi-lateral agreement between the 2 countries UK visitors to the USA can hire cars and drive legally with their domestic licence and vice versa for US visitors to the UK.

A credit card in the main drivers name, passport and visa (ESTA) are required!

Customer Reviews
"Rhinocarhire USA made our cross-country trip a breeze! The staff was helpful, and the car was top-notch." – Alex D

"From booking to returning the car, everything was seamless. Highly recommended!" – Heidi .
 

Age requirements for car hire in the USA:

The minimum age to hire a rental car in the USA is 21, however some rental agencies will require drivers to be aged 25 or over. If you are under 25 and wishing to hire a car in the USA, a young driver surcharge is commonly added. This surcharge varies by rental agent, see below for current charges from the most popular rental agents.

Car hire supplier

Alamo

Budget

Dollar

Hertz

National

Thrifty

Minimum age

21

21

21

20

21

21

Young driver supplement/day
(under 25)

$27

$27

$27

$27

$25

$25

Rhinocarhire: Comprehensive Car Hire Across USA Airports

For travelers touching down at any airport in the USA, Rhinocarhire stands as a beacon of reliability and convenience. With a reputation built on unparalleled service, Rhinocarhire offers a wide-ranging fleet of vehicles tailored to suit every journey, whether you're navigating the vibrant streets of New York City, embarking on a Californian coastal drive, or exploring the vast landscapes in between. Our presence across all major airports in the USA ensures that no matter where you land, a seamless transition from the plane to the open road awaits. With transparent pricing, top-of-the-line vehicles, and a commitment to customer satisfaction, Rhinocarhire remains the preferred choice for airport car hires across the nation.

Most popular airports for car hire in the USA                              


Cheapest car hire in USA

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 36.94 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 258.62 EUR from 22/04/2024

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 36.94 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 258.62 EUR from 22/04/2024

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 37.06 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 259.46 EUR from 22/04/2024

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Soul

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 27.24 EUR/day
Kia Soul

7 Days rental at 190.69 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Soul

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 30.15 EUR/day
Kia Soul

7 Days rental at 211.05 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Soul

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 30.15 EUR/day
Kia Soul

7 Days rental at 211.05 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Rio

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 25.20 EUR/day
Kia Rio

7 Days rental at 176.42 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Rio

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 29.35 EUR/day
Kia Rio

7 Days rental at 205.51 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Rio

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 29.35 EUR/day
Kia Rio

7 Days rental at 205.51 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Camry

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 32.52 EUR/day
Toyota Camry

7 Days rental at 227.69 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Camry

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 32.84 EUR/day
Toyota Camry

7 Days rental at 229.94 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Camry

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 32.84 EUR/day
Toyota Camry

7 Days rental at 229.94 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 30.53 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 213.74 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 31.77 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 222.41 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 31.77 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 222.41 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Tesla Model Y

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 89.05 EUR/day
Tesla Model Y

7 Days rental at 623.41 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Tesla Model 3

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 71.00 EUR/day
Tesla Model 3

7 Days rental at 497.05 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Polestar 2

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 68.30 EUR/day
Polestar 2

7 Days rental at 478.15 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Prius Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 40.74 EUR/day
Toyota Prius Hybrid

7 Days rental at 285.23 EUR from 24/08/2020

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Prius Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 61.23 EUR/day
Toyota Prius Hybrid

7 Days rental at 428.61 EUR from 19/07/2021

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Prius Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 62.14 EUR/day
Toyota Prius Hybrid

7 Days rental at 434.99 EUR from 19/04/2021

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Top tips when hiring a car in USA

  • Drive on the RIGHT-hand side of the road in the USA, the steering wheel is on the left

  • Fuel is cheap in the USA, you should be able to refill an average rental car for under $50
  • Speed limits are posted in MPH, they vary by state with Texas having the highest at a speedy 85mph
  • The minimum age to rent a car in the USA is 21, expect to pay a young driver surcharge if under 25
  • All rental cars in the USA are automatics, one less thing to worry about if driving here for the first time

Laws and rules of the road when driving in USA

  •  

    R

    Road Driving Side

  •  

    variablemph

    Urban speed Limit

  •  

    variablemph

    Rural Speed Limit

  •  

    97-129mph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  •  

    USD  1.00/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

  •  

    0-50mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  •  

    USD $

    Currency

  •  

    YES

    Tolls

  •  

    21

    Min Rental Age

    Min Driving Age

  •  

    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

  •  

    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

  •  

    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Compare car rental agents in USA

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Enterprise
222
9.1/10
172,979
€ 45.20
€ 46.40
€ 47.06
 Alamo
233
9.1/10
271,136
€ 27.34
€ 43.86
€ 45.07
€ 45.73
 National
288
8.9/10
37,268
€ 28.96
€ 46.53
€ 47.74
€ 48.40
 Sixt
94
8.7/10
47,361
€ 44.66
€ 31.67
€ 32.10
€ 32.11
 Budget
839
8.1/10
1,047,240
€ 27.24
€ 30.53
€ 31.95
 Hertz
1174
8.1/10
257,338
€ 62.55
€ 31.14
€ 32.98
€ 36.13
 Avis
861
8.1/10
556,181
€ 32.80
€ 32.96
€ 36.72
 Thrifty
89
7.7/10
60,293
€ 36.94
€ 37.49
€ 36.92
€ 38.62
 Dollar
142
7.7/10
136,668
€ 63.74
€ 37.49
€ 37.27
€ 38.62

Car rental agent statistics in USA

  • Highest Rated Agent Icon
    9.9/10
    Highest rated agent:
    ENTERPRISE
  • Lowest Rated Agent Icon
    6.2/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    THRIFTY
  • Total Number of Reviews Icon
    2,586,464
    Total number of reviews in
    USA
  • Most Locations Icon
    810
    Most Locations in USA:
    BUDGET
  • Average Wait Time Icon
    17
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • Total Rental Companies Icon
    12
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in USA

ItemPercent
January€ 76
February€ 74
March€ 71
April€ 76
May€ 81
June€ 83
July€ 87
August€ 75
September€ 69
October€ 70
November€ 78
December€ 81
ItemPercent
January€ 75
February€ 73
March€ 69
April€ 71
May€ 76
June€ 78
July€ 83
August€ 74
September€ 68
October€ 70
November€ 77
December€ 80
ItemPercent
January€ 113
February€ 106
March€ 102
April€ 101
May€ 110
June€ 114
July€ 121
August€ 110
September€ 101
October€ 103
November€ 110
December€ 116
ItemPercent
January€ 85
February€ 82
March€ 77
April€ 80
May€ 86
June€ 88
July€ 97
August€ 88
September€ 79
October€ 80
November€ 87
December€ 94
ItemPercent
January€ 104
February€ 99
March€ 91
April€ 92
May€ 99
June€ 100
July€ 115
August€ 108
September€ 96
October€ 98
November€ 112
December€ 117
ItemPercent
January€ 74
February€ 81
March€ 86
April€ 55
May€ 50
June€ 51
July€ 72
August€ 56
September€ 49
October€ 50
November€ 82
December€ 90
ItemPercent
January€ 93
February€ 90
March€ 85
April€ 85
May€ 92
June€ 96
July€ 105
August€ 95
September€ 85
October€ 86
November€ 95
December€ 102
ItemPercent
January€ 115
February€ 90
March€ 88
April€ 97
May€ 139
June€ 127
July€ 100
August€ 101
September€ 78
October€ 71
November€ 142
December€ 98

Select category to see average car hire prices in USA

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in USA

DieselUnleaded
Feb , 2023

€ 1.12

€ 0.93

Mar , 2023

€ 1.07

€ 0.93

Apr , 2023

€ 0.99

€ 0.91

May , 2023

€ 0.95

€ 0.93

Jun , 2023

€ 0.94

€ 0.95

Jul , 2023

€ 0.91

€ 0.93

Aug , 2023

€ 1.02

€ 1.00

Sep , 2023

€ 1.15

€ 1.03

Oct , 2023

€ 1.16

€ 1.02

Nov , 2023

€ 1.00

€ 0.85

Dec , 2023

€ 0.98

€ 0.85

Jan , 2024

€ 0.92

€ 0.82

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jan , 2024 0.92 0.82
Dec , 2023 0.98 0.85
Nov , 2023 1.00 0.85
Oct , 2023 1.16 1.02
Sep , 2023 1.15 1.03
Aug , 2023 1.02 1.00
Jul , 2023 0.91 0.93
Jun , 2023 0.94 0.95
May , 2023 0.95 0.93
Apr , 2023 0.99 0.91
Mar , 2023 1.07 0.93
Feb , 2023 1.12 0.93

Car rental price statistics in USA

  • Average Price Icon
    € 176.40
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • Highest Daily Price Icon
    € 567.64
    Highest daily price:
    Ford Transit Passengervan
  • Total Vehicles Icon
    79,984
    Total cars available
     
  • Most Popular Car Model Icon
    6,991
    Most popular model:
    Volkswagen Jetta
  • Locations with Most Cars Icon
    510
    Location with most cars:
    Miami - Airport (florida)
  • Cheapest Daily Price Icon
    € 25.2 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    BUDGET - Santa Clara - 2752 DE LA CRUZ BLVD
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Chicago
€31.5
 
 
Economy 3 5 2 from €31.5 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €32.2 per day
Standard 4 5 4 from €32.1 per day
Houston
€31.5
 
 
Economy 3 5 2 from €31.5 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €32.2 per day
Standard 4 5 4 from €32.1 per day
New York
€31.5
 
 
Economy 3 5 2 from €31.5 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €32.2 per day
Standard 4 5 4 from €32.1 per day
Los Angeles
€32.1
 
 
Compact 4 5 3 from €61.8 per day
Compact 4 5 3 from €61.8 per day
Standard 4 5 4 from €32.1 per day