Teenagers and Rental Cars: Restrictions, Regulations and Policies 

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The minimum age requirement when renting a car in the United States is 25 years old. However, there are some car rental companies that allow drivers below 25 years old to drive a rental car as long as they pay the underage driver fee. Before considering booking a rental car, here are some things you need to consider. 

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U.S. Rental Car Company Policies


Minimum age is 21. Age surcharge of $25 per day would apply for drivers between 21-24. More Info

Primary renters must be 25 years old and above in most states.  Renters between 21 and 24 years old need to pay an age surcharge of $25 per day. Montgomery, AL Alamo does not permit renters under age 25. In Michigan, drivers aged 18 to 24 may rent, but there is an underage fee of $25 per day. Alamo reserves the right to restrict under-age renters from renting certain vehicles. More Info

Minimum age is 21. Drivers aged 21 to 24 can rent a car but will be charged $27-$35 per day (rates vary per state). Avis can rent to 18-year-old's in New York, Michigan, and Saskatchewan, Canada ($35 per day). More Info

Age surcharge of up to $35 for drivers age 21 to 24 years old. In Michigan and New York State at corporate-operated locations, the minimum rental age is 18 ($52 per day ).  More Info

Minimum age is 25. Age surcharge for drivers age 21 to 24 years old  vary depending on location. Typically around $25 - $35 plus local tax and surcharges. More Info

The minimum age for renters is 25, except in New York and Michigan, where drivers 18 and over can rent. Drivers age 21 to 24 years old pay a surcharge between $27 to $35 per day and may be subjected to tax and surcharges. More Info

Renters must be 25 or older in most states. Customers under the age of 25 may pay an underage surcharge of up to $35 per day (plus local tax and surcharges). In New York, drivers age 18 to 20 years old may rent, but need to pay an underage fee of $66 per day while 21 to 24-year-old drivers pay an additional charge of $23.50 per day. The minimum age for Michigan is also 18 and a $26 per day additional charge applies to 18-20 aged renters and $14 per day additional charge applies to 21-24 aged renters. More Info


Renters age 21 to 24  years old are subject to underage fee of around $15 per day plus local tax and surcharge. However, they can only rent economy to full size cars. More Info  

Minimum age is 19, but renters and drivers on government orders is 18. Renters and drivers age 21 to 24 are subject to an underage charge of $14 per day. More Info

Minimum age is 25, but drivers or renters age 21-24 can rent with an additional charge of $25 - $35 (rates vary per location.) Drivers 18 to 20 years old in New York and Michigan may rent with an underage charge of $72.99 per day plus local tax and surcharge. More Info


International Rental Age Minimums & Maximums

Rental car regulations vary by country and, in addition to minimum and maximum ages for drivers, each country has regulations about which border can be crossed with a rental vehicle. We suggest you do some research with one of the multi-national car rental agencies before departure to determine the basic rules, then do Internet research to find local car rental operators at your destination, as their rates are often less.

Here's a look at regulations in some countries where renting a car for sightseeing is a popular option.


Country

Min. Age Max. Age Restrictions & Fees
Austria
 The minimum rental age is 19 years old  (age may vary by car category)

No maximum age restrictions Drivers under the age of 25 may incur  a young driver surcharge.
Cyprus
 The minimum rental age is 21 years old  (age may vary by car category)

Maximum age  limit is 70
Drivers under the age of 25 may incur a young driver surcharge.
France
 The minimum rental age is 21 years old (age can vary between car hire company and location)

Maximum age limits apply in some locations
Drivers under the age of 25 may incur a young driver surcharge.
Germany

The minimum rental age  is 18 years old No maximum  age restrictions
 Drivers under the age of 25 may incur a young driver surcharge.

Guam
 The minimum rental age is 18 years old (age may vary by car category)

No maximum age restrictions No underage fee
Ireland
The minimum rental age is 21 years old (age may vary by car category)

The minimum age to be a named driver in a minivan, minibus or luxury car rental is 25 years


Maximum age limit is 75 years old

Maximum age to be a named driver in a minivan, minibus or luxury car rental is 70 years

 Drivers under the age of 25 may incur a young driver surcharge.

Israel
 The minimum rental age is 21 years old (age may vary by car category)

Maximum age limit is 75 years old Drivers under the age of 25 may incur a young driver surcharge.
Italy
 The minimum rental age is 18 years old (age may vary by car category)

No maximum age restrictions
Drivers under the age of 25 may incur a young driver surcharge.

Rates on this page were correct at the time of writing this article (May 2017), however suppliers may change rates without providing notice to VroomVroomVroom.

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