How old do you need to be to rent a car in Texas?

I want to fly into Dallas and then do a road trip around the state for about a month. To make the trip easier, I’d like to rent a car. However, I’m only 21 years old and I’m not sure if I’ll be able to rent a car. How old do you need to be to rent a car in Texas?

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Answer provided by
Eric Schad
Answered on Jul 07, 2022
That sounds like one epic road trip! Fortunately, you only need to be 21 years old to rent a car in Texas, so you shouldn’t run into any problems.
However, most rental car companies charge a young renter fee, which is an additional surcharge added to the price of your rental. The company may also restrict what type of vehicle you can rent. The only way to know for sure is to contact your preferred car rental company and ask before you leave.
To help you budget for your trip, remember that you can use your car insurance rather than buying rental car insurance. Rental car insurance is undeniably expensive, so using your policy can save you hundreds or even thousands for a one-month rental.
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