13 Car Rental Companies With an Unlimited Mileage Option

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Several car rental companies offer unlimited mileage plans, meaning no matter how many miles you put on your rental, the price you pay remains the same.

You can drive vehicles from each of these rental companies as far as you need to — including across state lines, in some cases — usually for a flat rate.

Some companies require you to return the rental vehicle to the location you rented it from, while others allow one-way rentals.

If you’re looking to drive a rental car long distances or even across the country, you’ll need to pay close attention to any fine print regarding unlimited miles and out-of-state travel. Unlimited mileage plans may come with fees and/or restrictions on where you can drive.

You should plan your trip ahead of time and compare limited and unlimited mileage costs — if you won’t be going over your mileage limit by much, the capped option might actually be cheaper.

Additionally, if you are a frequent renter, joining a company’s loyalty program can save you money, and you’ll often receive perks like free car upgrades.

What We Recommend

For the option to choose unlimited mileage on virtually any rental, consider renting through Thrifty. This company offers competitive pricing, one-way rental options, as well as out-of-state travel.

Other companies like Hertz, Avis, and Budget Rent a Car are also good options, as they allow unlimited mileage for most reservations as well.

Rental Companies That Always Offer Unlimited Mileage

Below, we list the car rental companies that offer unlimited mileage on virtually all rentals.

We confirmed this information by viewing policy information on company websites and contacting corporate customer service representatives.

We’ve ordered the list starting with the best overall options.

Thrifty Car Rental logo

Thrifty Car Rental

  • Unlimited mileage policy: You can choose an unlimited mileage option, but capped mileage may be less expensive.[1]
  • One-way rental offered? Yes, but only at some locations. Select the “return to different location” option when booking online, and then fill out the rental form. You will be charged an additional “drop off fee” for this option.[2][1]
  • Out-of-state travel permitted? Yes, but out-of-state charges may be assessed. Contact Thrifty customer service at (800) 847-4389 for more details.
  • Rewards program: Members of the Blue Chip program get quicker car pick up and return, and rewards.[3]
  • Book online

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  • Unlimited mileage policy: Most car classes being rented for at least three days offer an “all-inclusive rental” option, which includes unlimited mileage.[4]
  • One-way rental offered? Yes, but one-way rental rates may be higher than standard rental rates.[5][6]
  • Out-of-state travel permitted? Yes, but rental fees may be higher. Call your desired location to confirm out-of-state unlimited mileage policies and pricing.[7][8]
  • Rewards program: Hertz Gold Plus Rewards members earn points to spend on future rentals.[9]
  • Book online

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Avis Rent A Car

  • Unlimited mileage policy: Offered in most locations; some high-end car groups don’t offer this. The rate depends on the location where you pick up the car, availability, time, and car type.[10][11]
  • One-way rental offered? Yes, but varies by location; call your desired location to confirm.[11]
  • Out-of-state travel permitted? Yes[12]
  • Rewards program: Avis Preferred members get faster pick up and drop off, and they earn points eligible for rentals, upgrades, and accessories.[13]
  • Book online

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Budget Rent a Car

  • Unlimited mileage policy: Yes, on most rentals; after completing your reservation and selecting a car, you’ll see the option for unlimited miles while reviewing the cost if it applies to your vehicle. Mileage allowances and rates may vary by location.[14]
  • One-way rental offered? Yes, though there is a fee when you don’t inform Budget beforehand.[15][16]
  • Out-of-state travel permitted? Yes[17]
  • Rewards program: No specific program, but specials are offered online and via email.[18]
  • Book online

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Fox Rent A Car

  • Unlimited mileage policy: All rentals come with unlimited mileage.[19]
  • One-way rental offered? Yes, but only for those traveling between corporate locations (in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, Texas, Utah, and Washington)[20][21]
  • Out-of-state travel permitted? 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. Additionally, rentals originating in Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Nevada, Texas, Utah, and Washington can only be driven in certain states. You can check the company website for more specific details.[19]
  • Rewards program: Fox Rewards members earn points toward future rental fees or store gift cards.[22]
  • Book online

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  • Unlimited mileage policy: You can choose an unlimited mileage option, and the fee varies by location. If you don’t choose this option, mileage limits are 100 miles per day, 500 miles per week, or 1,500 miles per month. Extra miles are billed at an additional charge.[23]
  • One-way rental offered? Availability varies by location and vehicle; call your desired location to confirm. A one-way rental rate and drop fee may apply.[24]
  • Out-of-state travel permitted? 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.[25]
  • Rewards program: The Touch-Free VIP club allows members to reserve a car for pickup 24/7. Members can also use their cell phone as a key while renting a car.[26]
  • Book online

Rental Companies That Sometimes Offer Unlimited Mileage

The following companies have some unlimited mileage options, but availability will vary by location and reservation.

As above, we’ve ordered the list starting with the best overall options.


  • Unlimited mileage policy: Car owners set mileage limits for their cars and can charge renters if they exceed the limits; owners can also offer unlimited mileage as an extra add-on option.[27]
  • One-way rental offered? This is up to individual car owners.[28]
  • Out-of-state travel permitted? Yes, but be sure to check owners’ policies for any restrictions.[29]
  • Rewards program: Turo partners with Southwest Airlines to offer renters Rapid Rewards points for rentals.[30]
  • Book online

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

  • Unlimited mileage policy: Available for most vehicle types; larger and specialty vehicles are not eligible.[31]
  • One-way rental offered? Yes — depending on vehicle type; additional fees may apply.[31]
  • Out-of-state travel permitted? Yes, with no mileage restrictions[31]
  • Rewards program: Members of the Enterprise Plus program earn points for free rental days.[32]
  • Book online

Alamo Rent a Car

  • Unlimited mileage policy: Available at certain locations and for certain vehicles, such as compact cars.[33][34]
  • One-way rental offered? Yes, though driver regulations and additional fees may apply.[35][36]
  • Out-of-state travel permitted? Yes[37][34]
  • Rewards program: Members of the Alamo Insiders program get 5% off rentals.[38]
  • Book online

Dollar Rent A Car

  • Unlimited mileage policy: Yes, unlimited mileage is offered at some locations; call your desired location for details.[39]
  • One-way rental offered? Yes, as long as you stay within the continental United States; drop fees may apply. Each location has different policies, so call ahead to confirm the policy at your desired location.[40]
  • Out-of-state travel permitted? Yes, in most locations; refer to your local Dollar Rent a Car’s policy for more information.[41]
  • Rewards program: Dollar Express Rewards Members can make quicker reservations and earn free rental days.[42]
  • Book online

ACE Rent A Car

  • Unlimited mileage policy: Offered at select locations for some rentals; contact ACE for more information at (877) 822-3872 or go to ACE’s website.[43]
  • [44]
  • One-way rental offered? Offered at select locations; fees and rental restrictions may apply.[43]
  • [44]
  • Out-of-state travel permitted? ACE offers out-of-state travel at certain locations.[43]
  • Rewards program: ACE Rewards Program members can earn points to be used toward their next rental.[45]
  • Book online

National Car Rental

  • Unlimited mileage policy: Not a standard offering, but it is always available to National association members, who get unlimited mileage on all rentals and also receive a 20% discount on all rentals.[46]
  • One-way rental offered? Yes. Choose to book a one-way rental car when making your reservation. If you fail to specifically select a one-way rental when you book, you may be charged a drop fee.[47]
  • Out-of-state travel permitted? Yes.[48][49]
  • Rewards program: Emerald Club members can skip rental lines at airports, choose from more cars, and earn free days.[50]
  • Book online

U-Save Car & Truck Rental

  • Unlimited mileage policy: Varies by U-Save franchise location.[51]
  • One-way rental offered? No; locations are all independently owned and operated franchise locations.[51]
  • Out-of-state travel permitted? Yes, at some locations. Check with your desired rental location for details.[52]
  • Rewards program: None available
  • Book online
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  17. https://www.budget.com/en/help/usa-faqs/interstate-travel[]
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  19. https://www.foxrentacar.com/en/faqs.html[][]
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  33. Alamo Rent a Car Facebook Messenger[]
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  35. https://www.alamo.com/en/customer-support/car-rental-faqs/one-way-policy.html[]
  36. https://www.alamo.com/en/car-rental/one-way.html[]
  37. Alamo Rent a Car customer service via Facebook chat[]
  38. https://www.alamo.com/en/home.html[]
  39. https://www.expedia.com/Dollar-Rent-A-Car-Car-Rentals-In-Will-Rogers-World.d4410191-c43.Car-Rental-Guide-Suppliers[]
  40. https://www.dollar.com/AboutUs/GeneralPolicies.aspx[]
  41. https://www.dollar.com/Help/FAQs/DollarCarRentalPolicies.aspx#{6C6C400D-BACF-4B9B-A218-D1F8B7DFD5EC}[]
  42. https://www.dollar.com/Express/AboutRewards.aspx[]
  43. ACE Rent a Car customer service via live chat[][][]
  44. https://www.stressfreecarrental.com/en/ace-rent-a-car[][]
  45. https://www.acerentacar.com/Static/MemberTerms[]
  46. https://www.nationalcar.com/en/car-rental/business-program/affinity-association-programs/caa-rate.html[]
  47. https://www.nationalcar.com/en/car-rental/one-way.html[]
  48. National Car Rental customer service via Facebook chat[]
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  50. https://www.nationalcar.com/en/emerald-club/benefits.html?icid=footer.national-_-ecBenefits-_-ENUS.NULL.html[]
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  • Toni

    This list was really helpful. I seldom have need for renting a car, so I’m in the dark about who has the best deals, etc. Thanks for your help!

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      First Quarter Finance | Lindsey Desmet

      You’re welcome, Toni! We’re glad to hear that you found our article helpful.

  • Dee

    We are planning to fly to Denver. And rent a car to go to South Dakota. Do you know which companies have unlimited mileage and allow cars to go out of state!

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      First Quarter Finance | Rebecca Turley

      Hi Dee,

      We recommend Hertz for unlimited mileage. If you are a USAA or AAA member, you will automatically receive unlimited mileage on your rental. If you aren’t a member of AAA, purchasing an annual membership will ensure you receive unlimited miles on your rental. And it will provide you with emergency roadside assistance and other valuable perks for the cost of your membership.

  • Ben T

    I quit using Advantage because they changed their policy for local rentals from unlimited, to getting a 75/miles a day allowance with $0.25/mile overage.

    And for the first time that I can remember, Alamo is now limiting rentals to 200 miles/day with a $0.14/mile overage, and this was for a rental flying into the airport. Not to mention, they were advertising $15/day, but a 6 day rental priced out just for the rental at $150. When I challenged them, they admitted that the $15/day rental was for the first 2 days, and the last 4 days were $30/day, but no where in the fine print did they state that. Plus another $80 in taxes and fees. They’re now on my will avoid list.


    Can you get unlimited miles w o cap if you use or book thru expedia or Travelocity. Planning trip from houston tx to key west fla and back . Need unlimited miles w no cap

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      First Quarter Finance | Rebecca Turley

      Hi Alicia,

      You are almost always better off going directly through the rental car company of choice than through a travel site, as they can provide you with your full list of rental options.

  • Suzanne L

    I’m a long-time National customer and just noticed that they were going to add a 40 cent per mile charge to my reservation (pick up Phoenix, drop off LV). Never had this happen before. Luckily I noticed before I confirmed it. Went with Hertz and unlimited mileage.

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      First Quarter Finance | Rebecca Turley

      Hi Suzanne,

      Way to catch this extra charge. At 40 cents a mile, your total rental charge could have been significantly more!

  • Patricia T

    Next month, we will be traveling from Houston TX and returning our rental in Ann Arbor, MI 7-8 days later. We are looking for unlimited milesge. What car rental company would you recommend?

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      First Quarter Finance | Rebecca Turley

      Hi Patricia,

      All of the companies listed in our article have many locations throughout the U.S. and are worthy of a phone call to check on their availability to rent one-way and their latest rates. Good luck!

  • Debra

    I’m traveling from Illinois to California round trip this summer. There’s concerns my car won’t make the trip so I am looking into possibly renting a car for apprxly. 2 weeks. I definitely need unlimited mileage – I’m also concerned about hidden or unnecessary fees, such as “holding’ money on my credit card. What is the best option for someone like myself who has no experience in renting vehicles. Would perhaps renting monthly be cheaper than renting for 2 weeks?

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      First Quarter Finance | Rebecca Turley

      Hi Debra,

      We are so sorry we didn’t respond sooner. We make every attempt to respond within 24 hours. What makes sense financially (2 weeks vs a monthly rate) will really depend on a variety of factors. However, what you can expect is a credit card hold. Most companies will hold about $200 to ensure you have the funds to pay for the car rental and any damages to the vehicle. Good luck!

  • Denise Kingsbury

    We are thinking of renting a vehicle in Florida and travel to vt for two weeks and return the vehicle back in Florida
    We are looking for unlimited mileage.
    Is this possible

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      First Quarter Finance | Hillary M. Miller

      Hi Denise,

      Avis might be a good option for you; this company has numerous locations in Florida and typically offers unlimited out-of-state mileage. It’s worth using the Avis location finder to get the contact information for the branch where you plan to rent and verifying that this won’t be a problem before you make the reservation. Hertz is another company that might work for you. The listing of Hertz locations in Florida can be found here. Again, it’s a good idea to get in touch with the specific location where you’ll be renting to verify that out-of-state driving and unlimited mileage are included. I hope this helps!

  • Dennis W. Painter

    I just signed up with the Hertz plan because they appear to be a lot less expensive than Avis for the same type of vehicles. They also state the vehicles have unlimited mileage. Avis has been going up every year on prices so I switched. I am now renting from the Hertz Smyrna , Tennessee Airport location. I will be travelling all over the country and want to make sure I have unlimited mileage. Do you know if I might have a problem at this location?

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      First Quarter Finance | Hillary M. Miller

      Hi Dennis,

      I wasn’t able to find a specific unlimited mileage policy posted on the web page for the Smyrna, TN location of Hertz. To find out more details, I would recommend contacting that location directly; the phone number for the Smyrna Hertz is (615) 355-4755, and the office is open from Monday to Friday 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM (closed Saturday and Sunday). I hope this helps!

  • Ron

    On a Fox rent a car rental, from a Florida location. Mileage is supposed to be unlimited withing the state of FL only. You list that it is OK to take the car out of state. Do you know if they will use gps tracking to monitor whether I leave the state or not once I return? Could they charge me any fees if they find that I did? I have a rental reservation and though it says it must stay in the state, it does not mention anywhere what penalties or mileage rates would apply if driven outside of the lines.

    Thank you.

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      First Quarter Finance | Hillary M. Miller

      Hi Ron,

      I definitely apologize for any frustration that the article has caused — you’re right that Fox locations in Florida do require that rentals stay within the state of Florida. This isn’t the policy of all Fox locations in all states, but unfortunately, while Fox locations in Florida still offer unlimited mileage, out-of-state driving is not permitted for these rentals. Fees will likely be assessed if the car is taken out of state. You can read the full details of the out-of-state driving policy under the “Geographic” section of the Fox Rental Car Policies page. Again, my apologies for the error on our part, and thank you for bringing this issue to our attention.

      The article has been updated to reflect this information.

  • Dyantyi Zukile

    Hi I’m allowed to rent a car although I dnt have cradit card? Unlimited kilometers cape town to east london for 7 days how much will cost me

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      First Quarter Finance | William Lipovsky

      Hi Dyantyi,

      Yes, you can rent a car without a credit card. Here’s an article that lists the rental car companies that don’t require a credit card: http://firstquarterfinance.com/rental-cars-that-accept-debit-cards-a-complete-list-of-takers/ After viewing that article, you’ll know which company(ies) to contact and receive a quote for your exact situation. Let me know if you have any further questions, Dyantyi.

  • Susy

    Does enterprise offer unlimited mileage on one way rentals? We’re trying to plan a trip from colorodo to Georgia. I saw something on their site about 100 miles per day is included, but we would need unlimited miles for the trip we’re planning.

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      First Quarter Finance | William Lipovsky

      Hi Susy,

      Enterprise does offer unlimited mileage on one-way rentals. Though cost/certain limitations vary so Enterprise says you must request a custom quote before knowing for certain whether or not your trip qualifies for the unlimited mileage one-way option. When doing so, you must input your name and email address. This does not lock you into a contract but it’s something to note. I apologize that I cannot provide a more clear-cut answer. To get a custom quote, go to: https://www.enterprise.com/en/home.html (be sure to check the ‘Return to a different location’ box). If I can help with anything further, do not hesitate to ask another question.

      The article has been updated to reflect this information.

  • Stefani Graff

    I’ve been trying to rent from Avis with unlimited miles from Jackson Hole airport to Rapid City airport from 8/20 to 8/30 but they don’t seem to offer unlimited miles anymore. The cheapest I could find was Enterprise for an SUV or minivan.

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      First Quarter Finance | William Lipovsky

      Hi Stefani,

      That’s frustrating. Many Avis locations include unlimited mileage but not all. I suppose the good news is that if an Avis does not include unlimited mileage, they will let you know before renting. Here’s the official statement on the Avis website.

  • Salah

    Hi, Can I rent a car in the USA for a trip to canada with an unlimited mileage and return the car at the same agency. thank you

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      First Quarter Finance | William Lipovsky

      Hi Salah,

      Taking a rental car into Canada from the US is never an issue. Though you should inform the rental car company of your plans.

  • Katy

    Thank you for the post! Trying to find rental for 23-days from LA round trip with Citi Credit card and AAA California. We’ve never tried Hertz or Budget before. Today they have good prices for our dates ( 08.13-09.03) and all looks fine until insurance price like $12-15/day or restrictions and hidden fees for mileages . What do you think? What other options we have to travel?
    *previous rentals were with Enterprise and SIXT but this time both don’t work

    Thank you

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      First Quarter Finance | William Lipovsky


      Thanks for providing so much information. The good news is that you’re using a Citi credit card and thus should have complimentary rental car insurance. This means you can decline the rental company’s insurance offer. If you do so, does that bring the price back in check? See this page of the Citi site for details: https://www.cardbenefits.citi.com/Products/Car-Rental-Insurance

      • Katy

        Thank you very much!

  • saud

    my age 19 years old ,,,,,,where i can rent a car

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      First Quarter Finance | William Lipovsky

      Hi Saud,

      There are many companies that will rent to you at 19. I encourage you to read through this post and consider all the companies listed that rent to 19 year olds: http://firstquarterfinance.com/rent-a-car-under-21/ Let me know if you have questions!

  • Satish Namana

    With Enterprise Car Rental, do i need to refill gas when taking 0 Miles (Over 0 $0.30/MI) option?

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      First Quarter Finance | William Lipovsky

      Yes, you either need to refill the car to the point it was when you left or Enterprise will charge the fuel used to your bill.

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