Car Rental Under 25

With 25% Student Discount

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. 

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How old do you have to be to rent a car & more FAQs

How old do you have 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!

*In the state of New York, you can rent a car with SIXT from the age of 18.

Can I rent a car without a credit card under the age of 25?

Yes, you can rent a car with a debit card if you're under the age of 25. There are restrictions as to when a debit card can be used and so learn more about a car rental without a credit card.

Which cars can I rent if I'm under 25?

At SIXT, you can choose from a selection of vehicles ranging from economy cars, fun sedans and spacious SUVs.

Do I need to pay a young 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.

Can I rent a car if I'm under 25 abroad?

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.

Who can use the SIXT student discount?

Anyone with a Student Beans account and has verified their student status is able to take advantage of our our great student offer. Simply login here or create a new free account.


We have a versatile selection of high-quality rental cars available to those under 25. Generally, all vehicles are replaced every three months and so you know you'll get a like-new vehicle. As a young driver, you can choose from compact cars or sedans, minivans to spacious SUV rental.


Toyota Sienna or similar | MVAH

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Toyota Rav 4 or similar | IFAR

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Kia Rio or similar | ECAR

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Car Category ACRISS Code Example Vehicle
Economy ECAR e.g. Kia Rio or similar
Sedan ICAR e.g. Nissan Sentra
Hybrid MVAH e.g. Toyota Sienna or similar
SUV IFAR e.g. Toyota Rav4 or similar
Minivans MVAR e.g. Chrysler Pacifica or similar

Our Top Locations in the United States

With SIXT rent a car you can move about the US with more flexibility. No matter where you are in the US, there is a convenient SIXT rent a car branch ready to help you continue your journey. We have many popular airport locations as well as branches in top cities across the country.

The best Sixt branches in these states

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