Can I rent a car at 20 years old?

Written by allison piehl
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Can I rent a car at 20 years old?
Policies differ among car rental businesses. (car image by sasha from

Young drivers often have trouble finding a way to rent a car because companies often require car renters to be at least 25 years old. If you are between the ages of 18 and 25, you may be able secure a rental car if you are willing to pay a fee or use business connections.

Young Driver Fees

Many rental companies will rent to customers under the age of 25 if they agree to pay an additional fee. Sometimes this policy applies only to renters aged 21 and older.

Business Connections

Many businesses that frequently use rental cars have special agreements with rental companies that allow 18- to 25-year-old employees to rent cars if they will be used primarily for business purposes.

Military Affiliation

Some rental car companies have special deals that allow young military personnel to rent cars. Rental car businesses can provide details about such deals.

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