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Car Rental in the USA

Because the USA covers such a vast area we have a huge fleet of rental vehicles to suit all your needs and requirements. When booking your car hire in the USA your rental car 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 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
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.

Cheapest car hire in USA

Mini Cooper Convertible

2 Adults, 2 Doors

From 60.80 EUR/day
Mini Cooper Convertible

7 Days rental at 425.64 EUR from 20/02/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mini Cooper Convertible

2 Adults, 2 Doors

From 60.80 EUR/day
Mini Cooper Convertible

7 Days rental at 425.64 EUR from 20/02/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mini Cooper Convertible

2 Adults, 2 Doors

From 60.80 EUR/day
Mini Cooper Convertible

7 Days rental at 425.64 EUR from 20/02/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Soul

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 30.79 EUR/day
Kia Soul

7 Days rental at 215.58 EUR from 20/02/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Versa

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 32.34 EUR/day
Nissan Versa

7 Days rental at 226.43 EUR from 20/02/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Versa

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 32.34 EUR/day
Nissan Versa

7 Days rental at 226.43 EUR from 20/02/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Versa

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 32.34 EUR/day
Nissan Versa

7 Days rental at 226.43 EUR from 20/02/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Versa

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 32.34 EUR/day
Nissan Versa

7 Days rental at 226.43 EUR from 20/02/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Versa

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 32.34 EUR/day
Nissan Versa

7 Days rental at 226.43 EUR from 20/02/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Versa

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 32.34 EUR/day
Nissan Versa

7 Days rental at 226.43 EUR from 20/02/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Versa

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 32.34 EUR/day
Nissan Versa

7 Days rental at 226.43 EUR from 20/02/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Soul

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 33.95 EUR/day
Kia Soul

7 Days rental at 237.65 EUR from 20/02/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Rio

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 28.59 EUR/day
Kia Rio

7 Days rental at 200.13 EUR from 20/02/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 30.70 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 214.96 EUR from 20/02/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 30.70 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 214.96 EUR from 20/02/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 30.70 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 214.96 EUR from 20/02/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 30.70 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 214.96 EUR from 20/02/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 31.11 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 217.83 EUR from 20/02/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 31.11 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 217.83 EUR from 20/02/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 31.11 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 217.83 EUR from 20/02/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 32.62 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 228.34 EUR from 20/02/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Camry

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 31.62 EUR/day
Toyota Camry

7 Days rental at 221.35 EUR from 20/02/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Camry

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 37.07 EUR/day
Toyota Camry

7 Days rental at 259.53 EUR from 20/02/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Camry

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 37.07 EUR/day
Toyota Camry

7 Days rental at 259.53 EUR from 20/02/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Camry

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 37.25 EUR/day
Toyota Camry

7 Days rental at 260.77 EUR from 20/02/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Camry

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 38.25 EUR/day
Toyota Camry

7 Days rental at 267.75 EUR from 20/02/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Impala

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 38.62 EUR/day
Chevrolet Impala

7 Days rental at 270.37 EUR from 20/02/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Impala

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 38.62 EUR/day
Chevrolet Impala

7 Days rental at 270.37 EUR from 20/02/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Impala

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 38.62 EUR/day
Chevrolet Impala

7 Days rental at 270.37 EUR from 20/02/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Impala

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 38.62 EUR/day
Chevrolet Impala

7 Days rental at 270.37 EUR from 20/02/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 34.25 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 239.80 EUR from 20/02/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 34.25 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 239.80 EUR from 20/02/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 34.25 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 239.80 EUR from 20/02/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 34.25 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 239.80 EUR from 20/02/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 34.25 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 239.80 EUR from 20/02/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 34.25 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 239.80 EUR from 20/02/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 34.25 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 239.80 EUR from 20/02/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 34.36 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 240.55 EUR from 20/02/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mazda CX-5

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 35.69 EUR/day
Mazda CX-5

7 Days rental at 249.83 EUR from 20/02/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Tesla Model Y

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 182.30 EUR/day
Tesla Model Y

7 Days rental at 1276.11 EUR from 20/02/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Tesla Model 3

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 182.30 EUR/day
Tesla Model 3

7 Days rental at 1276.11 EUR from 20/02/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Tesla Model Y

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 76.43 EUR/day
Tesla Model Y

7 Days rental at 535.02 EUR from 20/02/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Tesla Model 3

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 73.70 EUR/day
Tesla Model 3

7 Days rental at 515.92 EUR from 20/02/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Tesla Model Y

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 84.19 EUR/day
Tesla Model Y

7 Days rental at 589.34 EUR from 20/02/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Tesla Model 3

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 81.46 EUR/day
Tesla Model 3

7 Days rental at 570.23 EUR from 20/02/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Tesla Model Y

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 76.43 EUR/day
Tesla Model Y

7 Days rental at 535.02 EUR from 20/02/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Tesla Model 3

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 73.70 EUR/day
Tesla Model 3

7 Days rental at 515.92 EUR from 20/02/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Tesla Model Y

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 90.90 EUR/day
Tesla Model Y

7 Days rental at 636.33 EUR from 20/02/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Prius Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 108.49 EUR/day
Toyota Prius Hybrid

7 Days rental at 759.43 EUR from 20/02/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Prius Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 85.59 EUR/day
Toyota Prius Hybrid

7 Days rental at 599.17 EUR from 20/02/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Prius Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 140.17 EUR/day
Toyota Prius Hybrid

7 Days rental at 981.21 EUR from 20/02/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Prius Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 140.17 EUR/day
Toyota Prius Hybrid

7 Days rental at 981.21 EUR from 20/02/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Prius Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 140.17 EUR/day
Toyota Prius Hybrid

7 Days rental at 981.21 EUR from 20/02/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Prius Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 140.17 EUR/day
Toyota Prius Hybrid

7 Days rental at 981.21 EUR from 20/02/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Prius Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 140.17 EUR/day
Toyota Prius Hybrid

7 Days rental at 981.21 EUR from 20/02/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Prius Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 184.16 EUR/day
Toyota Prius Hybrid

7 Days rental at 1289.12 EUR from 20/02/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Prius Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 140.17 EUR/day
Toyota Prius Hybrid

7 Days rental at 981.21 EUR from 20/02/2023

  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  1.14/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)
 Alamo
232
8.4/10
186,148
€ 29.24
€ 51.31
€ 50.68
€ 56.95
 Enterprise
231
8.3/10
74,179
€ 55.17
€ 54.10
€ 60.81
 National
292
7.7/10
14,178
€ 28.96
€ 59.03
€ 57.96
€ 64.67
 Sixt
75
7.6/10
23,915
€ 60.80
€ 42.14
€ 42.45
€ 42.76
 Hertz
1152
6.8/10
257,201
€ 32.34
€ 34.25
€ 37.53
 Budget
826
6.7/10
517,861
€ 30.79
€ 34.36
€ 35.90
 Avis
863
6.6/10
307,974
€ 36.82
€ 36.99
€ 41.07
 Dollar
107
6.1/10
47,655
€ 49.01
€ 48.53
€ 48.34
 Thrifty
71
6.0/10
28,120
€ 49.01
€ 48.53
€ 48.34

Car rental agent statistics in USA

  • 9.6/10
    Highest rated agent:
    ALAMO
  • 1.2/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    DOLLAR
  • 1,457,231
    Total number of reviews in
    USA
  • 797
    Most Locations in USA:
    BUDGET
  • 17
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • 10
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in USA

ItemPercent
January€ 80
February€ 78
March€ 71
April€ 71
May€ 77
June€ 78
July€ 84
August€ 75
September€ 71
October€ 70
November€ 82
December€ 86
ItemPercent
January€ 77
February€ 75
March€ 68
April€ 66
May€ 73
June€ 75
July€ 81
August€ 74
September€ 71
October€ 69
November€ 80
December€ 84
ItemPercent
January€ 122
February€ 114
March€ 108
April€ 100
May€ 106
June€ 111
July€ 120
August€ 112
September€ 107
October€ 107
November€ 116
December€ 128
ItemPercent
January€ 90
February€ 86
March€ 79
April€ 75
May€ 82
June€ 85
July€ 96
August€ 89
September€ 83
October€ 82
November€ 92
December€ 102
ItemPercent
January€ 110
February€ 104
March€ 95
April€ 88
May€ 98
June€ 98
July€ 116
August€ 112
September€ 103
October€ 103
November€ 119
December€ 130
ItemPercent
January€ 74
February€ 86
March€ 98
April€ 49
May€ 49
June€ 50
July€ 67
August€ 48
September€ 44
October€ 43
November€ 86
December€ 143
ItemPercent
January€ 99
February€ 94
March€ 88
April€ 80
May€ 89
June€ 92
July€ 105
August€ 97
September€ 90
October€ 89
November€ 101
December€ 112
ItemPercent
January€ 78
February€ 73
March€ 66
April€ 56
May€ 61
June€ 60
July€ 64
August€ 73
September€ 66
October€ 68
November€ 84
December€ 88

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
Jan , 2022

€ 0.88

€ 0.88

Feb , 2022

€ 0.95

€ 0.93

Mar , 2022

€ 1.23

€ 1.11

Apr , 2022

€ 1.24

€ 1.10

May , 2022

€ 1.42

€ 1.18

Jun , 2022

€ 1.41

€ 1.24

Jul , 2022

€ 1.45

€ 1.27

Aug , 2022

€ 1.32

€ 1.15

Sep , 2022

€ 1.36

€ 1.09

Oct , 2022

€ 1.28

€ 1.06

Nov , 2022

€ 1.40

€ 1.05

Dec , 2022

€ 1.25

€ 0.93

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Dec , 2022 1.25 0.93
Nov , 2022 1.40 1.05
Oct , 2022 1.28 1.06
Sep , 2022 1.36 1.09
Aug , 2022 1.32 1.15
Jul , 2022 1.45 1.27
Jun , 2022 1.41 1.24
May , 2022 1.42 1.18
Apr , 2022 1.24 1.10
Mar , 2022 1.23 1.11
Feb , 2022 0.95 0.93
Jan , 2022 0.88 0.88

Car rental price statistics in USA

  • € 200.13
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 1025.11
    Highest daily price:
    Chevrolet Tahoe
  • 77,741
    Total cars available
     
  • 5,335
    Most popular model:
    Volkswagen Jetta
  • 487
    Location with most cars:
    Miami - Airport (florida)
  • € 28.6 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    BUDGET - Santa Clara - 2752 DE LA CRUZ BLVD

FAQs about car hire in USA

How much does it cost to hire a car in USA?

Car hire in USA starts from just €28.60 per day for a (economy) class car from Budget. The average price to hire a car in USA is just €96.00 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in USA is a Chevrolet Tahoe car for a (fullsize) class from Sixt costing €1025.10 per day.

How do I get a free additional driver when hiring a car in USA?

We often have special offers on car hire in USA including free additional drivers, for example, Alamo is offering free additional driver and express check-in at Asheville - Airport for €50.24 per day.

Why is car hire so cheap in USA?

Car hire prices in USA are kept low thanks to the 9 car hire companies across the country. With over 1378 car hire locations and 439,495 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in USA.

Who is the best car hire company in USA?

Based on over 1,457,231 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in USA Is Budget who score on average 6.7/10 across all locations in USA.

What is the most popular car hire location in USA?

The most popular locations to hire a car in USA is Miami - Airport (florida) with 9 car hire companies and 487 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in USA?

Current fuel prices in USA are €0.928/ltr for petrol and €1.254/ltr for diesel as of 5 December 2022, it’ll cost on average €37 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €50 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in USA?

Speed limits in USA are in MPH and are generally 30 MPH on urban roads, 60 MPH on rural roads and 85 MPH on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in USA?

Budget is the cheapest car hire company in USA offering a (economy) class car such as the Kia Rio for as little as €200.20 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in USA?

The most popular car hire category in USA is the Toyota Corolla available from 6 car hire companies in over 1319 locations.

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.

 

Other Car Hire Locations in USA

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Car Hire 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
Car Hire 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
Car Hire 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
Car Hire 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