Debit & Credit Card Payment Methods in the US

Sixt rent a car offers a large selection of payment methods making it easy to pay the way you prefer for a car rental in the US. You will able to pay for your car rental with all major credit cards including American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa and Discover. If you book and pay for the car for in advance you will need to make sure that the credit card that you paid with is present when you pick up the vehicle as well as the owner of the card.

What payment methods are accepted by Sixt rent a car in the US?

  • All major credit cards: American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, Discover, Visa, and Airplus.
  • Debit cards - please check the conditions below.

When are debit cards accepted as payment method with Sixt?

Debit cards with available funds may be accepted at select locations at Sixt's sole discretion with two forms of government-issued ID, and only if the following conditions are met:

  1. An in-state renter has to present two recent and original utility bills which match the name and address on the driver's license of the renter. Photocopies, printouts, and digital images are not permitted. Local Renters with a debit card may need additional documentation and can only rent MCAR, ECAR, CCAR, and ICAR.
  2. An out-of-state renter needs to present a return airline ticket or roundtrip itinerary upon pick-up. Non-local renters with a debit card can also rent SCAR, FCAR, CTAR, STAR, IFAR, SFAR, FFAR, MVAR, FVAR and cargo vans.

Additionally, debit card rentals are not allowed for long term rentals (defined as 28 days or longer).

What is NOT accepted as a form of payment?

  • Pre-paid cards
  • Visa Electron cards
  • Electronic use only cards
  • Maestro cards
  • Cheques
  • Cash

Important information:

Paying with payment methods above is only valid for the USA locations. If you are planning on renting a car abroad there might be other payment methods to take into account. If you would prefer to use a different type of payment method abroad please call our customer services for more information. Additionally regardless of your payment type, there will be a deposit for your rental. The amount of the deposit depends on the selected rental category by the renter; if you are renting a luxury vehicle the deposit will be greater than if you were renting an economy vehicle.


If you have any further questions, please email us at, call our contact center at +1 888 749 8227 or read Sixt's FAQs.

Still in doubt? Watch our video tutorial about our accepted payment methods below!

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