Car Rental Under 25 & Student Discounts from Sixt

Sixt makes it easy to rent a car when you're aged 25 or under, so that you can travel to almost anywhere you want in the US or abroad. Wanting to go on a road trip or a vacation with a car? Sixt is the perfect place for any driver aged 21 and above with a wide selection of rental cars available.


If you're currently studying at college or university, make the most of Sixt's student discount for an even cheaper rental. To get this special offer, you need to book via our student offer page and remember to bring your student ID with you.

Young Driver Requirements & FAQs

How old do you need to be to rent a car?

To rent a car with Sixt in the USA and most countries, you must:

  • Be aged 21 or over
  • Have a valid driver's license
  • Have a valid debit or credit card.
  • Drivers under the age of 25 will also need to pay a Young Driver Surcharge.

Unlike other car rental companies, we don't require you to have held your driving license for a minimum of one year when you rent in the US, so as soon as you've got your valid driving license, you can rent straight away with Sixt!


Underage Driver Fee

The Young Driver Surcharge is a fee that will be applied for rentals to drivers under the age of 25 and this varies depending on state of the rental. You will shown how much you will be charged during the online booking process or at our branches across the US.

If you are looking to rent a car abroad on vacation, the rental age differs per country. In some European countries, it is possible to rent a car from the age of 18. Make sure you are aware of the renting age in each country by viewing our rental information, and selecting the country you intend on visiting.

Our Most Popular Car Rentals for Under 25s


Including: Chevrolet Cruze, Kia Forte or similar.


Including: Kia Sportage, Toyota RAV4, Chevrolet Equinox or similar.

Rent Acriss Code IFAR


Including: Chrysler Pacifica, Mercedes-Benz Metris, Dodge Grand Caravan or similar.

Rent a Minivan

What rental cars are available for young drivers?

We have a versatile selection of rental cars are available to those under 25, each one is of the highest quality and generally replaced every six months. As a young driver, you can choose from compact sedans or convertibles and SUVs to minivans. Find out more about the available categories below.


If you are between the ages of 21 to 25, the following categories are available to you:

  • E*** e.g. Hyundai Accent, Chevrolet Spark
  • CC**CF** and CL**  e.g. Toyota Yaris iA, Toyota Prius 
  • IC**, IF** e.g. Chevrolet Equinox,  Mini Countryman
  • SC**, SV** e.g. Toyota Corolla, Volkswagen Jetta
  • FC** e.g. Chevrolet Malibu, Toyota Camry, Chevrolet Impala
  • MV** - minivan e.g. Mercedes-Benz Metris, Dodge Grand Caravan
Sixt Student Car Rental Discount

Sixt's Student Car Rental Discount

Save money on your next rental car by simply showing your student ID. Sixt appreciates that students need to focus on their education rather than worrying money, and so Sixt offers a broad range of vehicles are available for those under 25 as well as an automated discount. Simply click on the link and save today!