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Teenagers and Rental Cars: Restrictions, Regulations and Policies

teenagers and rental cars

When it comes to renting a car, the minimum age requirement is 25 however some car rental companies allow drivers below 25 to rent a car. If they are under 25, a young drivers surcharge will be added to the rental cost. The youngest age to hire a car is 18 where this option is not available for every supplier and location.

Which companies allow teens to rent a car?

FOX Rental allows renters to be 19 years of age and Hertz, Thrifty, and Dollar allow renters in Quebec to rent a car if they are 18 years of age. In Saskatchewa, Avis allows renters to be 18 years of age.

Which car rental company is cheapest for teenage drivers?

FOX Rental: USD/14.00 per day.

Hertz: An Age Differential charge will be applied to the rental.

Thrifty: 30.00 CAD per day.

Dollar: $25.00-$35.00 depending on the location.

Avis: In Saskatchewan no underage fee applies.

Canadian Rental Car Company Policies


Minimum age is 21. Are you over 25? There are no additional charges. If you aged between 21-24 you will be charged a young drivers surcharge. More info.


If you are under 25, you will be charged $25.00 per day extra. The minimum age to rent a car with Alamo is 21 years of age. More info.


In Saskatchewan, the minimum age is 18. Everywhere else, the minimum age it 21. Drivers aged between 21-24 will be charged a daily fee. There are also vehicle restrictions for drivers under 25. More info.


Drivers renting a car with Budget need to be 25 years of age to rent a car without a fee. If you are 21-24 you will incur an additional fee. More info.


In Quebec, renters aged 18-24 will need to pay an additional surcharge. In every other location, if you are 20-25 you will be charged a surcharge. More info.


People aged 18-24 in Quebec and 20-24 everywhere else will only be able to rent a certain type of car. They will also be charged an extra daily fee. More info.


The primary renter needs to be 25 years of age unless stated in your contract. When you rent a car under 25, your rate will be more expensive. More info.


People aged 21-24 can only rent economy cars. There will also be charged a surcharge of $15.00 per day. More info.


The minimum age for renters to drive a car is 19. Renters on government orders aged 18 can rent a car. Any renters under the age of 25 will be charged a fee. More info.


In Quebec, the minimum age is 18 where everywhere else is 20. There is also an age surcharge of $30.00 per day for these renters. More info.

*All rates may incur additional tax and surcharges.

The Young Renter Fees were last updated on January 2019, however suppliers may change rates without providing notice to VroomVroomVroom. Contact us to confirm additional fees for teenage drivers.


Keep in mind that. . .

Renting a car as a teenager comes with many added costs and additional charges, meaning young drivers usually need to pay more. You will only be able to rent a car from select car rental companies and will need to understand the terms and conditions thoroughly.