Car Rental Under 25

With 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. 

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!

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

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.

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.

Long term rental offer

The longer you rent, the more you save

With SIXT's great long term car rental deals, renting a car is a convenient and cost-effective alternative to leasing. Choose from a great selection of vehicles ranging from practical economy cars to full-size SUVs and from premium sedans to sporty convertibles. Get huge savings with this limited time offer* when you rent for 28 days or more! 

*Available until December 15th, 2020. The offer is subject to availability and is subject to change without notice.


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



  • Including: Chevrolet Cruze, Kia Forte or similar.



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



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

Our most popular car rental 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 in our fleet.

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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