Most popular US states to hire a car
Most popular airports for car hire in the USA
Most popular types of rental car in the USA
Do you need to hire a car in the USA?
Because the USA covers such a vast area we have a huge fleet of vehicles to suit all your needs and requirements when booking your car hire in the USA. Your chosen vehicle can be collected from a huge selection of locations including the capital cities of New York, Washington D.C, Miami, San Francisco, Seattle, Houston, Chicago and many, many more.
Age requirements for car hire in the USA
The minimum age to hire a 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
Young driver supplement/day
USA Mini Guide
Covering almost four million square miles, the USA (United States of America) is the third largest country in the world in total area, land area and population. The USA is a federal constitutional republic made up 50 member states and a single federal district. The USA land mass is defined by the borders of Canada in the North, Alaska to the North West and Mexico to the south. The East coast is defined by the Atlantic Ocean and the West Coast by the Pacific Ocean. Although the USA is predominantly one single land mass there are a few exceptions such as the islands of Hawaii and the islands which make up the Caribbean.
Although the USA has a fairly short history, much has happened since it was founded on 4th July 1776. Originally settled by the 13 colonies of Great Britain, independence was proclaimed following the American Revolutionary War. In 1787 the current United States Constitution defined the USA as a single republic of the central governing body. The Constitution was further amended in 1791 with the introduction of the Bill of Rights, which introduced 10 constitutional amendments designed to provide citizens with more freedom and greater civil rights.
The USA is a truly diverse mixture of cultures, there is no real definition of "American", instead a whole variety of cultural influences are melded together to form what we term "American culture". Depending upon which region of the USA you are visiting you will find a whole myriad of influencing cultures including Scottish, German, Irish, Dutch, English, African, Hispanic and a whole host of other minor influences.
The USA is such a vast nation it is impossible to give a detailed description of every part of the country within such a short article, instead you will find below details of some of the major cities and areas to be found in United States, along with useful local information, travel tips and advice.
- The USA is made up from fifty states and a federal district. Alaska is the largest state
- Approximately 327.2 million people live in the USA
- Obesity rates are among the highest in the world and are still rising
- The country's flag is nicknamed the "Stars and Stripes" and the fifty stars on the flag represents each of the states
- Popular sports in the USA include baseball, American Football, basketball and ice hockey
Can I hire a car in the USA with 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 still required.