When renting a car in the USA, some of our suppliers may accept debit card but it may not be in all locations. Debit cards bearing the Visa, Mastercard or Discover logo are accepted as a valid form of payment at time of rental.
Payment by debit card may require a bond to be paid at the start of the rental and refunded on return. The bond can be up to $500 on top of the estimated rental charges depending on the supplier and location. Please see our our Terms and Conditions to learn more.
Note that when a security bond is taken, the supplier will freeze this amount on your card making it unavailable for your use. When the rental is over, suppliers will process the refund, but it could take up to two weeks, depending on your bank's policies. There are instances where suppliers will perform credit check for debit card renters.
Are you renting from an airport location?
Some airport locations allow a debit card with proof of a round trip travel ticket while non-airport locations will sometimes allow customers to use debit cards with a recent utility bill.
Read more about payment methods.