The minimum age requirement when renting a car in the United States is 25 years old. However, most major car rental companies allow drivers below 25 years old to drive a rental car as long as they pay the underage driver fee and meet all the requirements. The youngest age allowed to rent a car by some of our suppliers is 18 and this depends on the location as well.
Alamo, Avis, Dollar, Hertz, National and Thrifty allow 18-year-old drivers to rent a car in New York and Michigan for an additional fee. Budget, on the other hand, only allows renters aged 18 in New York. The minimum age to rent a car through Fox is 19, but the minimum age for renters and drivers on government orders is 18. U.S. military personnel and government employers ages 18 or older will not incur a young driver surcharge when renting for authorized government travel.
The car rental company with the cheapest young renter fee is FOX Rent A Car, which only charges $25* per day for 19 year old renters. However, Avis has the cheapest underage surcharge for 18-year-olds renting a car in New York while National and Alamo offer the lowest young renter fee in Michigan for renters age 18. Rates may change so make sure to coordinate with us so we can help you find the best deal.