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.
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.
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.
AustraliaAlamo , Avis , Budget & Dollar - no restrictions foun
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 policyThrifty - maximum age to rent is 79
CyprusAlamo - The maximum age to rent a car is 75
National - The maximum age limit is 75Thrifty - Charges a surcharge of EUR 17.00 per rental for drivers over 65.
Dominican RepublicAlamo - 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.
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.
GreeceAlamo , Avis , Dollar , Hertz , National & Thrifty - no restrictions found
Generally, car rental companies in Ireland maintain a max age of 75 to rent a car.
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.
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
IsraelAlamo , Avis , Hertz , National & Thrifty - no restrictions found
JamaicaAvis , Dollar & Thrifty - no restrictions found
- maximum age listed is 75Avis
- maximum age listed is 65Budget
- maximum age listed is 65Dollar
- no maximum age listedThrifty
- no maximum age listed
National - maximum age listed 99
MoroccoAlamo , Avis , Dollar , Hertz , National & Thrifty - no restrictons found
South AfricaAlamo , Avis , Budget , Hertz & National - no restrictions found
St Martin Princess Julianna Apt SXMAlamo , Avis , Dollar , Hertz , National & Thrifty - no restrictions found
United KingdomAlamo - 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
*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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