14 Car Rental Companies With Unlimited Mileage (Even Out of State)

There are several car rental companies that simplify the rental pricing process 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 vehicles from each of these rental companies as far as you need to — including across state lines, in some cases — all for a flat rate (unless otherwise specified).

Some companies require you to return the rental vehicle to the location you rented it from, while others allow one-way rentals. If you are looking to drive a rental car long distances or even across the country, you will 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. To compare more details about these companies, including their prices, see our car rental selection tool.

We’ve Done the Comparing for You — Here’s 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. Hertz is also a good option, as it allows unlimited mileage for most reservations as well. Other companies like Avis and Budget Rent a Car offer unlimited mileage for in-state rentals, but out-of-state mileage may be capped. If you are planning a long trip but you will not be crossing state lines, one of these may be your best and least expensive option.

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 using company websites and corporate customer service representatives. We’ve ordered the list starting with the best overall options.

Thrifty Car Rental

  • Unlimited mileage policy: You can choose an unlimited mileage option, but capped mileage may be less expensive.
  • 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. A list of alternative drop-off locations will display when you’re done, but you may be charged an additional fee for this option.
  • 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.
  • Find out more or book online

Hertz

  • Unlimited mileage policy: Come standard with most rentals, but some rates include a mileage charge or a mileage cap, plus an additional mileage charge when that cap is exceeded.
  • One-way rental offered? Yes, but one-way rental rates may be higher than standard rental rates.
  • 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.
  • Rewards program: Hertz Gold Plus Rewards members earn points to spend on future rentals.
  • Find out more or book online

Avis Rent A Car

  • Unlimited mileage policy: Offered standard with all in-state rental cars; out-of-state rentals include either unlimited mileage or a pre-designated number of included miles per day/week/month as part of the rate structure. If you exceed the number of pre-designated miles, a mileage charge will apply for the additional miles driven. The rate depends on the location where you pick up the car.
  • One-way rental offered? Yes, but varies by location; call your desired location to confirm. Choosing a one-way rental may sometimes limit your ability to get unlimited miles
  • Out-of-state travel permitted? Yes
  • Rewards program: Avis Preferred members get faster pick up and drop off, and they earn points eligible for rentals, upgrades, and accessories.
  • Find out more or book online

Budget Rent a Car

  • Unlimited mileage policy: Offered standard with all in-state rental cars; out-of-state rentals include either unlimited mileage or a pre-designated number of included miles per day/week/month as part of the rate structure. If you exceed the number of pre-designated miles, a mileage charge will apply for the additional miles driven. The rate depends on the location where you pick up the car.
  • One-way rental offered? Yes, but varies by location; call your desired location to confirm. Choosing a one-way rental may sometimes limit your ability to have unlimited miles included with your rental. We did a test search for cars from Boston to LA, and there was a $300 one-way fee.
  • Out-of-state travel permitted? Yes
  • Rewards program: No specific program, but specials are offered online and via email.
  • Find out more or book online

Fox Rent A Car

  • Unlimited mileage policy: 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, California, Nevada, Utah, and Washington); additional drop charges will be applied.
  • 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, Nevada, Texas, Utah, and Washington can only be driven in certain states. You can check the company website for more specific details.
  • Rewards program: Fox Rewards members earn points toward future rental fees or store gift cards.
  • Find out more or book online

Rent-A-Wreck

  • 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 150 miles per day, 900 miles per week, or 3,000 miles per month. Extra miles are billed at an additional charge.
  • One-way rental offered? Yes, varies by location; call your desired location to confirm. A one-way rental rate and drop fee may apply.
  • 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.
  • Rewards program: None available
  • Find out more or 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.

Turo

  • 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
  • One-way rental offered? No
  • Out-of-state travel permitted? Yes, but be sure to check owners’ policies for any restrictions.
  • Rewards program: Turo partners with Southwest Airlines to offer renters Rapid Rewards points for rentals.
  • Find out more or book online (paid partner link)

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

  • Unlimited mileage policy: Available at some locations; call your desired location for details. All airport locations offer unlimited mileage.
  • One-way rental offered? Yes — depending on vehicle availability you can drop rental cars off at any location.
  • Out-of-state travel permitted? Yes, with conditions; for all rentals in the U.S., mileage is unlimited within the renting state and typically within the surrounding border states. If you want to drive farther, you must get a custom quote to see pricing and mileage restrictions.
  • Rewards program: Members of the Enterprise Plus program earn points for free rental days.
  • Find out more or book online

See our article to find out if you may be able to get a student discount at Enterprise.

Alamo Rent a Car

  • Unlimited mileage policy: Available at certain locations and for certain vehicles, such as compact cars.
  • One-way rental offered? Yes, but a drop charge will be assessed for one-way rentals. There are no drop charges for airport-to-airport rentals.
  • Out-of-state travel permitted? Yes
  • Rewards program: Members of the Alamo Insiders program get 5% off rentals.
  • Find out more or book online

Dollar Rent A Car

  • Unlimited mileage policy: Yes, unlimited mileage is 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; drop fees may apply. Each location has different policies, so call ahead to confirm the policy at your desired location.
  • Out-of-state travel permitted? Yes, but some charges may apply.
  • Rewards program: Dollar Rent A Car offers some discounts, but no loyalty program.
  • Find out more or 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.
  • One-way rental offered? Limited availability by location; fees and rental restrictions may apply.
  • Out-of-state travel permitted? Yes, but additional charges may apply. ACE offers limited cross-border travel to nearby states at certain locations.
  • Rewards program: Rental Genius members get points redeemable for rewards.
  • Find out more or book online

Advantage Rent A Car

  • Unlimited mileage policy: Yes, but unlimited mileage is offered only for customers flying in and renting from an Advantage Rent A Car airport location. If you qualify, you can drive out of state under this program.
  • One-way rental offered? Yes, but varies by location; call (800) 777-5500 or contact your desired location to confirm policies relevant to your rental
  • Out-of-state travel permitted? Yes
  • Rewards program: Members of the Advantage Awards program can earn free days and discounts on gas and rentals.
  • Find out more or book online

E-Z Rent-A-Car

  • Unlimited mileage policy: 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, one-way rentals are available, but only for non-local renters; expect to pay a drop charge.
  • Out-of-state travel permitted? Yes, though this policy may vary by location. Call your desired location to confirm out-of-state unlimited mileage policies.
  • Rewards program: E-Z Money members earn points that can be credited to future rentals.
  • Find out more or 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.
  • 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 will be charged a drop fee, which varies by location and season.
  • 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.
  • Rewards program: Emerald Club members can skip rental lines at airports, choose from more cars, and earn free days.
  • Find out more or book online

U-Save Car & Truck Rental

  • Unlimited mileage policy: Varies by U-Save franchise location.
  • One-way rental offered? Yes; varies by location. Check with your desired location for details.
  • Out-of-state travel permitted? Yes, at some locations. Check with your desired rental location for details.
  • Rewards program: None available
  • Find out more or book online

In Summary

It is possible to rent a car with an unlimited mileage plan from most major car rental companies, but policies may vary by location. Thrifty allows customers to choose an unlimited mileage option for virtually any rental, as does Hertz. Other companies like Avis and Budget unlimited mileage for in-state rentals, but there may be a limit for out-of-state mileage Before you book, consider the length of your trip and whether or not you need to cross state lines — choosing a capped mileage option will likely be cheaper than a rental with unlimited mileage. Be sure to confirm the details of your rental with a customer service representative, including information about fees and whether or not you can return the car to a location other than where you picked it up.

If you also need a larger vehicle or a trailer for your trip, we list where you can get a one-way trailer, pickup truck, or van rental.

34 comments

  • 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!

    • Lindsey Desmet says:
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      You’re welcome, Toni! We’re glad to hear that you found our article helpful.

  • 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!

    • Rebecca Turley says:
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      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.

  • 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.

  • ALICIA SNay says:

    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

    • Rebecca Turley says:
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      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.

  • 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.

    • Rebecca Turley says:
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      Hi Suzanne,

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

  • Patricia T says:

    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?

    • Rebecca Turley says:
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      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!

  • 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?

    • Rebecca Turley says:
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      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 says:

    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

    • Hillary M. Miller says:
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      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 says:

    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?

    • Hillary M. Miller says:
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      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!

  • 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.

    • Hillary M. Miller says:
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      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 says:

    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

  • 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.

    • William Lipovsky says:
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      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 says:

    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.

  • 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

    • William Lipovsky says:
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      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.

  • 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

  • Satish Namana says:

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

    • William Lipovsky says:
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      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.