Virginia Car Rental

Discover history and natural beauty with a car rental in Virginia from SIXT rent a car. See stunning mountain views while cruising on the famed Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park, enjoy outdoor activities, or explore quaint historical towns. Our car rental deals in Virginia offer affordable rates on premium vehicles with world-class customer service so you can make the most of your trip in the Old Dominion.   


Rent a Car in Virginia from SIXT

Have an uncomplicated and straightforward experience booking your vehicle online. If you decide to pay when you pick up your vehicle at one of our easy-to-locate branches, you’ll also have the flexibility of free cancellation. Choose from our diverse fleet of premium brand vehicles like BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, or Land Rover, and rent a car to match your Virginia travel plans. Whether you’re headed to Richmond for business, Williamsburg for its history, or Virginia Beach for some ocean fun, SIXT has the rental car you need for your trip. 

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Customize your SIXT car rental with a variety of useful extras. If you’re planning to go on a car rental road trip in Virginia, add a GPS device to your rental car. Book child, baby, or booster seats for your younger travel companions. Take advantage of flexible rental periods offered by the day, week, month, or book a car one-way. Check our website or app when booking to see our recommended optional features available with a car rental in Virginia.  

  • With national parks, a beach-lined oceanfront, and thrilling theme parks, Virginia is a great choice for family vacations. Rent a spacious SUV, station wagon, or minivan for maximum comfort and cargo space. 
  • Travel between the state’s many historical towns in a luxurious sedan. Easily go to your desired destinations and take a break from retracing the history of the United States in your rental car.  
  • Virginia is full of natural beauty. Take your sports car for a spin along a scenic highway or soak in the sunshine next to the ocean in a convertible.  

Driver’s License

If you are not coming from the United States, you will need a valid driver’s license issued by your country and biometric passport to drive in Virginia. An international driver’s permit is also highly recommended, and essential if you are coming from a country using a non-Roman alphabet, like Chinese or Russian. 

Minimum Age and Additional Drivers

The minimum age to rent a car in the United States is 21 and drivers must be in possession of a valid driver’s license for at least one year. Any additional drivers must show their valid, original driver’s license (plus passport, if necessary) upon pick-up. 


Your SIXT rent a car in Virginia will be supplied with a full tank of gas. Rental cars should also be returned full. Save time when returning your rental vehicle with our prepaid fuel option that offers the possibility to buy a full tank of gas so you don't need to worry about filling up before returning your vehicle. 


In the event of an accident please make sure all parties involved are okay and contact the police. If someone is injured call 911 immediately. Report any damages to the rental vehicle directly to SIXT. You should also fill out the accident report form that is included with the vehicle documents.  

Tips for the Region

The Virginia tourism council motto of “Virginia is for Lovers” is correct. There is a lot to love about Virginia and what better way to see the highlights than with a car rental? The scenery from the tidewaters of the east to the Appalachian Mountains of the west holds many striking landscapes and interesting cities. This is also a region with a long-storied history.  

Being one of the original 13 colonies, Virginia is also the site of many historic battles of the Revolutionary War and American Civil War. A rental car makes seeing these historic sights an easy activity. For those less interested in history, try the Skyline Drive. This one-of-a-kind route through the Shenandoah National Park boasts one of the best views of fall foliage around. 

Important Cities


As the capital city of Virginia, Richmond is rich in history and full of diverse neighborhoods with a thriving culinary and craft beer scene. Many come to Richmond to check out its wealth of museums, attractions, and natural parks. Visit the American Civil War Center to learn about the city’s role during a tumultuous time in American history. Head to Belle Isle for a soothing walk through woodlands or visit the beautiful gardens of Maymont Victorian estate and park. Drive your car rental from Richmond to one or all three of the neighboring amusement parks.   


Those interested in American Colonial history should take their rental car and head straight to Williamsburg. The country’s largest outdoor living history museum is located here and provides a glimpse into daily life during the American Revolution. Explore charming Colonial Williamsburg and its collection of shops, homes, taverns, and more. Take your car rental in Virginia and head towards the water to Jamestown Settlement and learn about the first colonists.   

Virginia Beach 

Virginia Beach spreads along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay and is a popular destination for beach vacations. Enjoy the city’s sandy beach and vibrant oceanfront boardwalk. Whether you would like to relax in the sun and water, feel the thrill of outdoor activities, or go shopping, Virginia Beach has something for everyone. Make sure you see the iconic Old Cape Henry Lighthouse to complete your time in Virginia Beach. 


Climate, Cuisine, and Traveling with Children


Virginia has a generally mild climate compared to other areas in the United States. With tolerably hot summers and tame but refreshing winters Virginia is nice to visit year-round. Like most places, the summer months are best spent on the coast. Head west and into the mountains during the fall for beautiful foliage. Take advantage of less crowds in the springtime at one of the state’s many parks and outdoor attractions. 


The state offers a diverse selection of tasty foods. There are a few staples all visitors must try, though. Enjoy delicious fresh seafood while in Virginia and try Chesapeake Bay blue crabs or oysters. Be sure to try some peanuts too as the state has a long history of peanut growing. If you’re looking for something a bit heartier, savor some Virginia ham and Brunswick stew. 

Traveling with Children 

Virginia is a great choice for a family vacation and traveling with children is made easier with a rental car from SIXT. Head to the coast for some beach fun or into the mountains for a camping excursion. From museums, theme parks, and outdoor nature activities there’s something for everyone. Take advantage of a spacious vehicle like a minivan or SUV so you can bring everything you and your group need for your road trip in Virginia. 


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Why rent with Sixt?

Why rent with Sixt?
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  • Premium fleet of german cars
  • Car rental made quick and easy
  • Unlimited miles on standard vehicles
  • Free cancellation when you pay on arrival
  • Friendly 24/7 customer service

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