Car Hire in the United States

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New York, NY, United States
19 Aug — 26 Aug
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Best deals found for United States car hires

Find great deals below on a variety of popular hire cars in United States
Mercedes-Benz GLA
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers

£29/day

6 Sep - 4 Oct
Mercedes-Benz GLA
Kia Sportage
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

£25/day

6 Sep - 4 Oct
Kia Sportage
Vauxhall Mokka
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers

£31/day

9 Sep - 22 Sep
Vauxhall Mokka
Jaguar XF
or similar Luxury
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

£27/day

6 Sep - 4 Oct
Jaguar XF
Nissan Qashqai
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

£27/day

6 Sep - 4 Oct
Nissan Qashqai
Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£15/day

5 Sep - 24 Sep
Ford Focus
Volkswagen Golf
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£25/day

6 Sep - 4 Oct
Volkswagen Golf
Audi A3
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

£23/day

10 Sep - 16 Sep
Audi A3
Skoda Superb
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers

£25/day

6 Sep - 4 Oct
Skoda Superb

United States car hire information

There's one thing that makes the USA rather unique when it comes to driving laws. While most driving laws are universal across the country, each state also has their own set of driving rules with varying penalty degrees for disobeying them. If you're picking up a car hire in the US, be sure you know the laws of the states you'll be driving in. One of the laws to be aware of is that it's legal to turn right at a red light unless a sign says otherwise but oncoming traffic has the right of way. Some of the more unique laws are state-specific, such as you may not brake or accelerate too loudly in Maine. If you're driving in one of the rental cars in the USA around Iowa, you will be fined for parking close to the entrance of a theatre, hotel, or railroad crossing. You also cannot park on a sidewalk near a stop sign or within short range of a fire station.

Car rental in the United States is pretty straightforward. In all states except New York you must be at least 21 years old to rent a car and there's no predetermined amount of time you need to have had your licence for. You will need to present a valid driving licence for all potential drivers, if your licence isn't printed in the Roman alphabet, it will need to be accompanied by an International Driving Permit. Foreign nationals renting a car in the United States must present a government-issued form of ID, like a passport, while locals only need to provide a driving licence and a utility bill. All cars in the US must have insurance to be considered legal on the roads.

If your plan is to pick up a car hire in the United States and road trip, you may want to be up to date on the states with the most congestion. The five most congested states in the country are California, Maryland, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Delaware. California is consistently the state that ranks highest for the most congested highways in the country largely due to its densely populated cities. Los Angeles highway congestion ranks as one of the highest in the world and second highest in all of North America, with San Francisco trailing not too far behind. Maryland recently rose to the second most congested state in the country with its congestion being affected mostly by 30 narrowing locations in Baltimore alone.

The US is home to some of the world’s most scenic road trips that include everything from mountainous terrain to driving through the desert to cruising through historical coastal towns and cities. There's something for everyone. When most people think of California, they might imagine beaches lined with palm trees, buff beach bods, and bleached hair. The Pacific Coast Highway drive is nothing like that though. It features an array of redwood trees, historic bridges, rocky coastal shores. Hop onto the Pebble Beach road and take on the iconic 17-Mile Drive. If you love the ocean and want to get up close and personal with it, head out to Florida and road trip along the 106-mile (170 km) Overseas Highway on the route from Key Largo to Key West. This journey is a must-see. And of course, you cannot visit the US for a road trip and not venture along one of the most famous routes in the world, Route 66 through the Ozarks in Missouri.


United States car hire deals found on momondo

Find the car hire in United States that's right for you

Small cars

£36 - £50

All Car Types

£51 - £93

The average price of a Small hire in United States is £44. The cheapest time to hire a Small in United States is in September. The price is 19% lower than the rest of the year at just £36 per day. A Small car hire is typically 36% less expensive than the average car hire in United States. The average price of a car hire in United States can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for United States Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium hire in United States is £48. The cheapest time to hire a Medium in United States is in December. The price is 23% lower than the rest of the year at just £38 per day. A Medium car hire is typically 28% less expensive than the average car hire in United States. The average price of a car hire in United States can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for United States Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large hire in United States is £69. The cheapest time to hire a Large in United States is in September. The price is 18% lower than the rest of the year at just £58 per day. A Large car hire is typically 3% more expensive than the average car hire in United States. The average price of a car hire in United States can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for United States Large rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV hire in United States is £55. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in United States is in January. The price is 19% lower than the rest of the year at just £45 per day. A SUV car hire is typically 20% less expensive than the average car hire in United States. The average price of a car hire in United States can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for United States SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van hire in United States is £90. The cheapest time to hire a Van in United States is in November. The price is 27% lower than the rest of the year at just £66 per day. A Van car hire is typically 25% more expensive than the average car hire in United States. The average price of a car hire in United States can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for United States Van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Luxury hire in United States is £70. The cheapest time to hire a Luxury in United States is in September. The price is 27% lower than the rest of the year at just £52 per day. A Luxury car hire is typically 5% more expensive than the average car hire in United States. The average price of a car hire in United States can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for United States Luxury rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Convertible hire in United States is £76. The cheapest time to hire a Convertible in United States is in January. The price is 43% lower than the rest of the year at just £44 per day. A Convertible car hire is typically 11% more expensive than the average car hire in United States. The average price of a car hire in United States can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

Toyota Yaris
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£18/day

28 Sep - 18 Oct
Toyota Yaris
Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£15/day

5 Sep - 24 Sep
Ford Focus
Volkswagen Golf
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£25/day

6 Sep - 4 Oct
Volkswagen Golf

Find popular attractions close to your car hire pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular car hire locations in United States

Nearby attractions:

Venice Beach4.6 mi
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum8.5 mi
Universal Studios Hollywood13.8 mi
Disneyland Park29.5 mi

Nearby attractions:

Miami Beach Convention Center9.5 mi
Ocean Drive9.7 mi
Hollywood Beach18.7 mi
Broward County Convention Center23.2 mi
Las Olas Boulevard24.6 mi

Nearby attractions:

Union Square11.6 mi
Fisherman's Wharf13.0 mi
Carmel Beach77.7 mi
Discovery Park82.9 mi
Heavenly Mountain Resort161.0 mi

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Car hire in United States

Learn everything there is to know about hiring a car in United States so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

ZigZag Rent A Car tends to have the cheapest cars for hire in United States. Users can often find prices for as low as £12/day when booking through ZigZag Rent A Car. You are more likely to find car rental deals through ZigZag Rent A Car for less than the average national price of £57/day. These prices may be different depending on the type of car you hire and the city you hire it in.

If you plan to hire a car in United States, we recommend booking with Avis, one of the most popular agencies in the country. In the past month, 14% of our users selected Avis for their car rental needs. The agency also has a customer satisfaction rating of 6.3 out of 10 from 1,236 reviewers.

Enterprise is the car hire company in United States that currently has the most locations. With 4,597 car rental centres across the country, you should have no issue finding one of their locations at your destination. Enterprise tends to have locations in the top must-see cities across United States. Orlando, for example, has 16 Enterprise locations.

Drivers in United States, including drivers visiting from foreign countries, are required to travel on the right. Keep in mind that driving on the opposite side can lead to both a traffic violation and serious accidents.

The road network in United States has been scored 5.7 for its quality (1 lowest, 7 highest). This puts it at 14 in the world out of 137 other countries. Roads will vary significantly within the country’s different regions, so use scores as a rough guide or reference for comparison.

The highest Blood Alcohol Concentration you can have in United States while still legally able to operate a vehicle is 3.81 mg/l. However, some regions or cities within United States might have different BAC limits, so it’s important to do your research before you travel. United States has strict laws against individuals who drink-drive when they are younger than the legal drinking age of 21.

When it comes to hiring a car in United States, travellers prefer to rent a SUV. In fact, 22% of our momondo users rented this type of car in the past 30 days and paid an average of £33 per day.

On average, the price of petrol last week in United States was £0.97 per litre. If you aren’t set on hiring a car in United States, then consider Algeria. Petrol prices there are some of the cheapest in the world at £0.27 per litre as of last week. Hong Kong is another great place to visit and rent a car, but keep in mind that petrol prices can be expensive at around £2.45 per litre.


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Free cancellation is a policy that can be filtered on momondo car hire searches for United States and all other locations. Availability may vary by location.

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Unlimited mileage is indeed an option momondo offers on car hire in United States.


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