United States car rentals

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Cheap car hire in the United States

Economy$29/day
Compact$25/day
Intermediate$33/day
Standard$27/day
Full-size$38/day
SUV$69/day
People mover$55/day
Full-size SUV$52/day
Mini$80/day
Premium$45/day
Passenger van$82/day
Luxury$53/day
Convertible$60/day
Pick-up truck$43/day
Premium SUV$59/day
Coupe$23/day
Supplier choice$36/day
Premium coupe$41/day
Supplier choice saloon$42/day
Compact SUV$46/day
Intermediate SUV$47/day
Standard SUV$51/day
Open-air all-terrain$61/day
Luxury SUV$71/day
Luxury coupe$72/day
Supplier choice SUV$73/day
Supplier choice coupe$81/day
Supplier choice pickup truck$98/day
Standard estate car$101/day
Commercial$107/day
Premium estate car$538/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Car hire directory

  • enterprise

    Enterprise car hire locations in the United States

    219 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in the United States

    164 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in the United States

    116 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in the United States

    98 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in the United States

    43 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car hire locations in the United States

    30 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car hire locations in the United States

    29 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car hire locations in the United States

    28 Locations

  • national

    National car hire locations in the United States

    25 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car hire locations in the United States

    19 Locations

  • eaglerac

    Eagle Rent A Car car hire locations in the United States

    19 Locations

  • easirent

    Easirent car hire locations in the United States

    14 Locations

Top tips for hiring a car in the United States

  • Many travelers choose to rent a car in the United States, as it is the best mode of transport for covering short or long distances, allowing plenty of freedom and more flexibility to explore unique landscapes. There are plenty of iconic routes that serve as road trip destinations and allow drivers to visit several states, including the classic Route 66, the Pacific Coast Highway, the Oregon Trail, and the Eastern Seaboard.
  • When driving in the United States, it is important to note the rules around schools and school buses. Yellow warning lights often operate in school zones, requiring traffic to slow down. The law also states that when a school bus stops to pick up children and uses its red flashing lights, traffic traveling in both directions must stop until the bus has continued moving again.
  • The rules on child car seat use in the United States also vary from state to state, but when in doubt, it is best to seat all kids under the age of 12 in an appropriate restraint system in the back of the car. Rental agencies can usually provide a range of different baby and child seats, with daily prices at around $14 with an agency such as Thrifty.
  • Most rental agencies allow their cars to be taken into any state in the continental United States, although it is always worth checking this in advance. Avis, for example, only allows cars rented in Texas to be driven within the state borders. Drivers wishing to visit the neighboring country of Mexico or Canada should also be sure to check the rental agency’s regulations before they rent a car in the United States. Some, such as Dollar, allow cross-border travel from certain locations only and impose an additional insurance charge of around $28 per day.

FAQs about hiring a car in the United States

The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for hire cars for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 24 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car hires listed or dates of travel. Some hire car providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the website of the respective hire car provider.