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Renting a Car Under 25? We’ve Got You Covered.

A woman in her early 20s wears a yellow beanie and smiles as she sits in the driver’s seat of a rental car. 

It's a common misconception that drivers have to be at least 25 years old to rent a car.
Here's the truth: Hertz rents to drivers 20 years old and up.* Say hello to the driver’s seat.

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How Do I Rent a Car as an Under 25-Year-Old?

Here are some of the things you’ll need to know about renting a car with Hertz for the first time.
It’s simple, all you need is:

  • To be at least 20 years old. In the states of NY and MI, minimum of 18 years and AL and NE, minium of 19 years old, with a fee.
  • A valid driver’s license (in good standing for over a year).
  • A valid debit or credit card. Some Hertz Neighborhood Locations may require a credit card.
  • Have more questions? Read our FAQs

Car Rental Options for Under 25

Renters under 25 can rent from a wide range of car classes, from economy to SUVs. Young renters are excluded from renting certain specialty vehicles and from renting from the Dream Car® collection, Prestige collection, and the Adrenaline Collection®.

Toyota Corolla 

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Chrysler 200 

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Jeep Compass 

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1. How old do you have to be to rent a car?
While every rental car company has their own policies for young renters, the minimum age to rent a vehicle with Hertz is 20 throughout the U.S., except Michigan and New York where the minimum age to rent is 18 and Alabama and Nebraska where the minimum rental age is 19.

2. What is the cost of the Under 25 Rental Fee?
For renters under the age of 25, Hertz charges a young renter fee of $19 per day – below the industry average.

3. What cars can I rent when under 25?
Hertz renters under the age of 25 may rent any car except those from the Dream Cars, Prestige, and Adrenaline collections, and certain specialty vehicles.