Car Rental Age Limit for Seniors Explained

Elderly woman driving a rental car

There is no upper age limit for renting a car in the U.S.; state laws don’t include maximum ages for car rental, and rental agencies only have minimum age limits.

We confirmed this by contacting Department of Transportation representatives in Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, Nevada, and Texas, as well as reviewing corporate rental agency policies and contacting rental locations.

In the course of our research, we found that the following rental agencies don’t implement maximum age limits or impose additional fees for senior citizens renting vehicles in the U.S.:

Other Requirements

Though there are no upper age limits when renting a car in the U.S., there are still requirements renters must follow.

You must have a current, valid driver’s license. The rental agency will also consider your driving record and any license restrictions.[12][4][16]

Find more information in our related research on rental car ID requirements.

Additionally, you’ll likely need to use a debit or credit card when making the reservation[17][18][4] and may be asked to make a deposit (as previously reported).

International Travel

If you’re traveling internationally, some countries and rental agencies outside of the U.S. implement maximum age limits or surcharges.[19][20]

You may want to bring a medical note stating that you’re in good health and able to drive if you’re over 70.[19][20]

  1. ACE Rent a Car location customer service representatives[]
  2. Alamo Rent a Car customer service (888) 233-8749[]
  3. Avis location customer service representatives[]
  5. Dollar location customer service representatives[]
  6. Enterprise Rent-A-Car location customer service representatives[]
  7. Fox Rent A Car location customer service representatives[]
  9. Hertz location customer service representatives[]
  11. Payless Car Rental location customer service representatives[]
  13. Dollar customer service representatives[]
  14. Turo customer service via live chat[]

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