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Car Rental for 21 - 24 year olds

Rental car age 21 to 24 

There are times when you need to rent a car. Thrifty rents to drivers age 21 and up in the United States and Canada for a small fee*. Renting a car has never been more simple. In the states of NY and MI the minimum age to rent is 18. Thrifty is here to provide you with a simple solution for all your rental needs.

Reserve your Thrifty car rental now.

Choose Thrifty on your next adventure, whether it is:

  • A way to get back and forth in winter, spring or summer breaks.
  • A road trip to see your family, experience a new city or simply to explore the road less traveled.

5 Steps to Rent a Car When You Are Under 25

1. Check with your company's travel department or travel agent - you may receive exclusive rates through a corporate discount program for business or even personal car rentals.

2. Fill out our reservation form on with your preferred rental location, the dates you need and the
car class you would like to rent.

3. Make sure to check out our Travel Tools section to determine if you want options like, SiriusXM®, PlatePass®, or Premium Emergency Roadside Assistance.

4.  Book your car rental. To complete this, you will need to provide your name, contact information. If you are prepaying, you will also need to provide a credit card number to reserve the rental car.

5. When you arrive at the Thrifty car rental location, bring your valid driver's license and a credit card.


*Renters under 25 years old are subject to an Age Differential Charge. Charge varies based on car class and renting location. Car class restrictions apply. Minimum age to rent in NY & MI is 18. For more information on our Driving Age Policy, , please click here.