£12 - £22
Before you hire a car in the USA, you'll need to meet certain requirements and bring along a couple of documents. Firstly, the minimum hiring age in the USA is 21 years old, though many car hire companies in the USA require the driver to be at least 25. Bear in mind, if you're able to hire a car in the USA under the age of 25, you're likely to incur an additional surcharge for being a young driver. You'll need to have a valid driving licence that you've held for at least a year, and if the licence isn't in English, it must be accompanied by an international driving permit. When you arrive to pick up your cheap car hire, wherever you are in the USA, you will need to present the confirmation details from your online booking, the same credit card used to make the booking and proof of identity. Please note that you cannot hire a car in the USA if the credit card owner isn't present.
To safely drive your car hire in the USA, be sure to familiarise yourself with the road rules, to ensure you stay out of trouble with the authorities. Traffic in the USA flows on the right-hand side of the road and passes on the left. All occupants of the car must wear a seatbelt, even in the back seat. The only time a mobile phone is permitted while driving is if it's used in conjunction with a hands-free device. Drivers must carry with them, at all times, a valid driving licence, insurance documents and the registration documents of the hired car. The drinking-and-driving laws in the USA are heavily enforced, and the legal blood alcohol level is around 0.08%. These laws are some of the most heavily enforced, and breaking them could result in fines or even jail time. Make sure to keep up to date with the local motor vehicle departments at your destination, to be aware of any recent changes to driving rules.
Deciding on the right cheap car hire in the USA is entirely dependent on your needs. If you're travelling long distances and trying to save money, consider choosing a smaller, lighter car that's more fuel efficient. If you're with a larger group or your family, you can opt for an SUV or van to transport you around. You'll want to pick a cheap car hire that is known for its handling and has air conditioning. The weather throughout the USA varies and can change suddenly. An air-conditioned car will help on cold or hot days. If you're planning on spending time in the cities, consider a car hire with automatic transmission, for fuel efficiency.
Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Super Cheap (10.0 rating), Signature Rent A Car (10.0 rating) and Alamo (8.7 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in United States.
When hiring a car in United States, the most popular provider of hire cars among Cheapflights users is Hertz, and with prices around £53/day, it’s easy to understand why. The most popular car type from Hertz is ECONOMY, which starts as low as £6/day.
At £50/day, it is 31% cheaper on average to rent a car in Miami than any other city in United States. The cheapest price found in United States was for £31/day in Miami.
In United States, drivers are expected to drive on the right side of the road.