Rent a Car Under 25: What You Should Know (With 9 Examples)

Renting a car as a young driver in Hawaii is a complex process. Car renters who are under the age of 25 often must pay high underage surcharges, are restricted from certain vehicle types, and need to dig to find the age-specific policy for each car rental company. We created Hui Car Share as an inclusive car rental platform. That means we respect your youth and will not penalize you for your age.

The cost of renting a car runs higher when you consider that taxes are charged on top of underage driver fees. One of the best ways to save money is to find which companies charge the lowest underage surcharges or to avoid those surcharges outright. To help you in your journey, we did the research to reveal exactly how much each company charges youth drivers.

Here is a list of under 25 car rental fees:

CompanyUnderage RangeDaily FeeVehicle Restrictions
Alamo21 to 24$20Yes
Enterprise21 to 24$20Yes
Avis21 to 24$27Yes
Budget21 to 24$27Yes
Hertz20 to 24$29Yes
Thrifty20 to 24$29Yes
Dollar20 to 24$29Yes
Turo18 to 24$30+ to $50+Yes
Hui Car Share*NoneNoneNo

*18 year olds must have a valid college ID to qualify.

Younger drivers are not just charged more, but they are restricted to certain classes of vehicles.

Here’s a list of under 25 vehicle rental restrictions:

CompanyRestricted Vehicles
AlamoPremium Cars/SUVs/Crossovers
Luxury Cars/SUVs
Full-Size SUVs
EnterpriseSporty Cars
Elite Cars
Full-Size SUVs
Premium Cars/SUVs
Luxury Cars/SUVs
AvisFull-Size SUVs
Premium SUVs
Luxury Cars
Minivans
Select Series
BudgetLuxury Cars
Premium SUVs
Full-Size SUVs
Specialty Vehicle
Minivans
HertzDream Cars
Prestige Collection
Adrenaline Collection
Specialty Vehicles
ThriftySpecialty Vehicles
DollarSpecialty Vehicles
TuroDeluxe and Super Deluxe Vehicles
Specialty Vehicles
Cars worth more than $20k
Hui Car ShareNo Restrictions

How do I rent a car under 21?

If you are under 21, renting a car is nearly impossible. Most of the national chains will deny you service. Your two options in Honolulu are Turo and Hui Car Share. With Turo, you will be charged a $50 per day Young Driver Fee and you will not be allowed to drive a car worth more than $20k. With Hui, you will not be charged any fees or be restricted from any vehicles.

Hui Car Share is the cheapest car rental for under 25

Hui Car Share is the best and cheapeset way for drivers from ages 18 to 24 to rent a vehicle. With Hui, young drivers have unrestricted access to the fleet for the same simple price as all drivers. Prices start at a flat $9/hour (or $72/day – day rates are calculated by taking the hourly rate and multiplying it by 8 hours). Underage drivers also have the same benefits as all other Hui members, including free gas, in-station parking, and 24/7 customer support. Hui is the best way for students and travelers alike to save money.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I rent a car under 25?

You must sign up for a Hui account in the Hui Car Share App, which is totally free. In the app, you will be asked to input your driver’s license information and will need to verify your identity. Once you do that, you’ll see over 100 vehicles available to rent in the app. Tap on a station to make a reservation with a vehicle. Your final price will have no underage fees, hooray!

Can you rent a car at 18 in Hawaii?

Create a Hui account as we explained above. There’s one more step in the process: you’ll be prompted to verify your college enrollment. Once you do that, you’ll be quickly verified and be entitled to the same privileges as all other drivers!

I have more questions, can I contact someone?

Give us a call at +1 (808) 400–4068 and our awesome customer support team would love to help answer any of your questions.

What is Hui Car Share?

Hui is a car rental service that allows you to instantly access cars around Oahu using a smartphone app. Use your phone as the key to your car so you do not have to wait in rental car counters. Rent a car for an hour or for a day. With Hui, parking and gas is free. We don’t charge any recurring fees so accessing a car is as easy as downloading our app and signing up. Hui offers many different cars including sedans, minivans, SUVs, and luxury vehicles ranging from Toyota Prius to Lexus RX. Hui is proud to be a locally owned and operated business with top-notch customer support. You’ll love Hui for your next go around the island or errand run. If you need help or want to say hi, give us a call!

Disclaimer: Our goal is to help you make the most informed decision and bring you the most accurate information as of July 2020. While we throughly researched the topic, Hui Car Share cannot guarantee the terms we’ve researched. Terms and conditions can frequently change and may vary by location. Please confirm all information with the individual car rental company.