If you’re thinking about crossing state borders in the US with your rental car, there are some things you need to be aware of make sure the trip is allowed!
Wondering if you can cross US state borders with your rental car? Generally speaking, crossing state borders is allowed by most car rental companies. If you’re planning a trip from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, you’re good to go.
Can I rent a car and drive it out of state?
If you’re renting with Enterprise, Alamo, National and many others, there are no restrictions for driving the rental car out of state in the US. This gives you much more flexibility if you need to rent a car to visit family out of state, for example, so take advantage of that!
Sure! This is very common for road trips across states. Just keep in mind that returning the car to a different city means you’re renting one-way, which usually means you’ll be paying an extra fee. Check this out to know more about one-way rental.
Driving to Canada is also permitted most of the time, with the exception of some car rental categories depending on the rental company. Luxury rental cars, for example, may not be allowed to cross the border to Canada.
Can I drive a rental car to Mexico?
Driving a rental car to Mexico may be trickier. It is allowed by some rental companies, most of them near the border between US and Mexico, but you have to let the rental company know, as extra car rental insurance may be needed. To make sure your trip to Mexico is a-ok, contact the rental company.
How much can I really drive if I’m taking the rental car out of state?
In the US and Canada, most rental companies offer unlimited mileage, which means you can drive as much as you want with no extra charges. Some special car rental categories may come with limited mileage and you’ll have to pay an extra by the mile or kilometer after you reach the limit authorized in your car rental agreement.