Pricing a car rental can get tricky — you’ve got the baseline daily fee, plus fuel, insurance, and sometimes a per-mile charge. But some car rental companies simplify everything by offering unlimited mileage plans, meaning no matter how many miles you put on your rental, the price you pay remains the same. You can drive the vehicles from each of these rental companies as far as you need to and keep piling on those miles, and it’s all for a flat rate (unless we tell you otherwise).

We’ll also cover whether or not each company requires you to return your vehicle to the same location at which you acquired it.

Not sure if you’re old enough to rent a car in the first place? Take a look at Renting a Car under 25: Here’s Who Will Rent to You.

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The Rental Companies That Offer Unlimited Mileage

Below is a comprehensive list of car rental companies that offer unlimited mileage as an option for at least some of their customers:

We’ll break down these companies’ policies into more detail — keep on reading.

Rental Companies That Always Offer Unlimited Mileage

The following six companies offer unlimited mileage as either the standard or as an option for all or most of their customers. If details regarding the companies’ rental policies weren’t available online, we confirmed the information with a customer service representative.

1. Avis Car Rental

2. Budget Rent a Car

3. Fox Rent a Car

  • Offers unlimited mileage: Yes, all rentals come with unlimited mileage in the United States as long as you are renting from a corporate office.
  • One-way rental offered: Yes, but only for those traveling between corporate locations (in Arizona, Washington, Nevada, Utah, and California) and between Florida and South Carolina; additional drop charges will be applied. You can find out more about Fox Rent a Car’s drop charges by calling (800) 225-4369.
  • Allowed to take the vehicle out of state: Yes, with conditions. All rental rates include unlimited miles, but cars rented from a Fox location in Florida must stay within the state of Florida. Rentals originating in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Utah, and Washington can only be driven in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Rentals originating in Texas can only be driven within the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Take a closer look at the Fox Rental Car Policies page, under “Geographic” for more details on out-of-state policies.
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4. Hertz Car Rental

5. Rent-A-Wreck

  • Offers unlimited mileage: Yes, you can choose unlimited mileage; the fee for unlimited mileage varies by location. Free miles are daily (150 miles), weekly (900 miles) and monthly (3,000). Extra miles are billed at an additional charge.
  • One-way rental offered: No
  • Allowed to take the vehicle out of state: Yes, but out-of-state charges are assessed when you drive the car out of the state in which it was rented. Contact Rent-a-Wreck at (877) 877-0700 for more details.
  • Reserve a vehicle with Rent-A-Wreck

6. Thrifty

Rental Companies That Sometimes Offer Unlimited Mileage

Some car rental companies only offer unlimited mileage in some locations, for certain types of cars, or to renters that fall into a specific category. Here are the details on rental companies that only offer unlimited mileage as an option in certain circumstances:

1. ACE Rent a Car

  • Offers unlimited mileage: Yes, offered in some locations for some rentals; contact ACE for more information at (877) 822-3872 or on Ace’s website.
  • One-way rental offered: Varies by location; most ACE Rent a Car locations do not offer this option.
  • Allowed to take the vehicle out of state: Yes, but additional charges may apply.
  • Reserve a vehicle with ACE Rent a Car

2. Advantage

  • Offers unlimited mileage: Yes, but offered only for someone who’s flying in and then renting from an Advantage airport location. For those customers, they may also drive the car out of state (but not to Mexico).
  • One-way rental offered: Yes, varies by location; call 1 (800) 777-5500 or contact your desired location to confirm policies relevant to your rental.
  • Allowed to take the vehicle out of state: Yes
  • Reserve a vehicle online with Advantage

3. Alamo

  • Offers unlimited mileage: Yes, but only at certain locations and for certain vehicles (like compact cars and other smaller vehicles).
  • One-way rental offered: Yes, varies by location; a “drop charge” will be assessed for all one-way rentals and returns to locations other than the pickup location. There is no drop charge for airport to airport rentals.
  • Allowed to take the vehicle out of state: Yes
  • Reserve a vehicle with Alamo

4. Dollar

  • Offers unlimited mileage: Yes, offered at some locations; call your desired location for details.
  • One-way rental offered: Yes, as long as you stay within the continental United States. Each location has different policies, so call ahead to confirm the policy at your desired location.
  • Allowed to take the vehicle out of state: Yes
  • Reserve a vehicle with Dollar

5. Enterprise

6. E-Z Rent A Car

  • Offers unlimited mileage: Yes. Unlimited mileage is offered to non-local renters, providing they do not travel outside of the geographical restrictions set in the individual location policies. (A “local” renter is defined as somebody who has a driver’s license issued by the state in which they are renting.)
  • One-way rental offered: Yes, as long as the drop-off location is still within the same state.
  • Allowed to take the vehicle out of state: Yes, though this policy may vary by location. Call your desired location to confirm out-of-state unlimited mileage policies.
  • Reserve a vehicle with E-Z Rent a Car

7. National Car Rental

8. U-Save

  • Offers unlimited mileage: Yes, varies by U-Save franchise location. Each location may set rules and restrictions of their own, so unlimited mileage may be limited to certain areas or states as determined by the U-Save location’s owner.
  • One-way rental offered: Yes, at some locations. Check with your desired location for details.
  • Allowed to take the vehicle out of state: Yes, at some locations.
  • Reserve a vehicle with U-Save

In Summary

It’s possible to rent a car with an unlimited mileage plan from most major car rental companies, but policies may vary by location.

Before you book, make sure to confirm the details of your rental with a customer service representative. You’ll want to make sure unlimited miles are available for your rental, find out about whether miles are available if you take the vehicle out of state, and know if you’ll be able to drop the vehicle off at a different location from where you acquired it. You’ll also want to understand any fees or higher rental charges associated with choosing unlimited miles (if not the company’s standard), taking the vehicle out of state, or selecting a one-way rental.