Maximum Age to Rent a Car

A few countries have some restrictions as far as the maximum age to rent a car (some restrictions are dependent on the car rental company too).

This page contains the maximum age restrictions that I've researched so far -- US and Canada listed first, then other countries alphabetically (links open in a new window) (*policies can change without notice, always double check with your preferred provider)

When checking the maximum age to rent a car, you should can check company websites' location specific policies. You'll usually see links to "rental conditions", "local policy", "terms of rental", "important info" or some such term during the rate quote/reservation process which should list any restrictions.

United States

For all the car rental companies I checked, (company links open in a new window): 

Alamo , Avis , Budget , Dollar , Enterprise , Hertz , Sixt National, and Thrifty

there were no maximum age to rent a car restrictions for Corporate owned locations.

Licensee locations may have different policies... make sure to check local terms and conditions for the maximum age limit for car rentals at an individual location.

Canada

No car rental companies that I've researched indicate any maximum age to rent a car restrictions in Canada, but policies can be different for Licensee locations vs corporate owned locations. I recommend contacting either the rental location or a customer service rep for your preferred car rental in Canada to determine maximum age policy for specific locations. 

Aruba

Alamo , Avis , Dollar , National & Thrifty - no restrictions found

Budget - lists a maximum age of 75 to rent a car

Hertz lists a maximum age of 75 to rent a car

Australia

Alamo , Avis , Budget & Dollar - no restrictions foun

Hertz

Tasmania - drivers 75 years and over must present a medical certificate at the time of pickup.

All other Hertz locations in Australia- there is no set maximum age to rent a car, but, a medical certificate is recommended from drivers over 75. Each location will have the ability to decide if they will rent to someone over the age of 75.

National - Some locations maintain maximum age limits to rent a car, you must contact the location directly to determine their age policy 

Thrifty - maximum age to rent is 79

Cyprus

Alamo - The maximum age to rent a car is 75

Avis - Maximum age listed is 70.

Budget - Maximum age 73 for all car groups.

Dollar - Charges a surcharge of EUR 17.00 per rental for drivers over 65.

Hertz - The maximum age for rentals in Cyprus is 75 years old.

National - The maximum age limit is 75

Thrifty - Charges a surcharge of EUR 17.00 per rental for drivers over 65.

Sixt - Maximum age in Cyprus is 75.

A Surcharge of EUR 5.75 per day applies for drivers between 71 and 75 years age.

Dominican Republic

Alamo - No maximum age was listed, but terms stated that "some locations may maintain upper age limits". You would have to contact your specific rental location to determine it's policy.

Avis - Listed a maximum age of 65

Budget - Maximum age is to rent a car is 80

Dollar Maximum age to rent a car is 65 years old.

Hertz - maximum age is 70 years old.

National - No maximum age was listed, but terms stated that "some locations may maintain upper age limits". You would have to contact your specific rental location to determine it's policy.


Thrifty - no restrictions found

Sixt - Maximum age in Dominican Republic is 70 years.

Greece

Alamo , Avis , Dollar , Hertz , National & Thrifty - no restrictions found

Budget - There is a maximum age of 70

Sixt - No maximum age restrictions found

Ireland

Generally, car rental companies in Ireland maintain a max age of 75 to rent a car.

(possible exceptions):

Enterprise

Enterprise.com states "The minimum age is 23 years old and we do not have a maximum age limit as long as the driver has a valid driving licence." Note: Enterprise only has locations in the US, Canada, Ireland, the UK and Germany. 

While researching Ireland age restrictions for Hertz I found that according to Hertz.com "Customers aged between 76 and 79 years can rent with specific conditions (you must drive on a regular basis, you will need to provide to the counter a letter from your doctor to state you have been in good health for at least 12 months and a letter from your insurance company to state you have not had an accident within the last 5 years)."

Also, in doing more research, I found a site IrishCarRentals.com that does not impose a maximum age to rent a car requirement. But they do list the following as a condition :

"Drivers over the age of 74 will need to provide a PRINTED medical certificate which states that they are fit to drive and a letter from their insurance company stating that they are currently driving and have not had an accident within the last 5 years. This information must be received at least 5 working days in advance of your rental."

Their contact information can be found at  https://www.irishcarrentals.com/contact.php

Israel

Alamo , Avis , Hertz , National & Thrifty - no restrictions found

Budget - The maximum age restriction is 75

Dollar - Maximum rental age is 75 years

Sixt - No maximum age restrictions found

Jamaica

Avis , Dollar & Thrifty - no restrictions found

Alamo - There is a maximum age limit of 80

Budget - Maximum age limit is 65

Hertz - Maximum rental age is 70

National - Maximum age limit is 80

Sixt - No maximum age restrictions found

Mexico

Alamo

- maximum age listed is 75

Avis

- maximum age listed is 65

Budget

- maximum age listed is 65

Dollar

- no maximum age listed 

Thrifty

- no maximum age listed 

National - maximum age listed 99



Morocco

Alamo , Avis , Dollar , Hertz , National & Thrifty - no restrictons found

Budget - Maximum renter age is 60

South Africa

Alamo , Avis , Budget , Hertz & National - no restrictions found

Dollar - Maximum age limit is 70 years old

Thrifty - Maximum age to rent a car is 70

Sixt - No maximum age restrictions found

St Martin Princess Julianna Apt SXM

Alamo , Avis , Dollar , Hertz , National & Thrifty - no restrictions found

Budget - Maximum renter age is 75

United Kingdom

Alamo - stated that there were "Some locations that maintain maximum age limits". They said you would have to check with each individual city/location. (any with restriction I know about will be listed below:)maximum age limit is 75 years in Aberystwyth, Pembroke and Carmarthen

Avis , Enterprise & Hertz - no restrictions found

Budget - Maximum driver age is 75 years. Senior Driver Surcharge for ages 70 to 75 applies = GBP 10 per day maximum of GBP 50.

Dollar - Maximum renter age is 75. Renters age 70-75 have a surcharge of 10.00 GBP per day. National - stated that there were "Some locations that maintain maximum age limits". They said you would have to check with each individual city/location. (any with restriction I know about will be listed below:)

maximum age limit is 75 years in Aberystwyth, Pembroke and Carmarthen.

Thrifty - maximum age to rent a car in Glasgow is 75

Sixt - Maximum age to rent a car in Great Britain is 75.


*Note: Car rental companies can modify policy at any time; I make every attempt to maintain up-to-date info, but always check with an individual company and the particular location/city you wish to rent from to verify any policy. See: Disclaimer


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