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Under 21 car rental in Los Angeles Airport [LAX]

Current travel trends dictate their rules, and now car is an essential element of a successful trip. If you are one of those young people who are going to spend their holidays with a starting point in Los Angeles, California, then probably the first problem you will encounter is the possibility to pick up car rental under 21 there.

Fortunately, a large number of suppliers are trying to fully meet the requirements of the younger generation, and therefore today under 21 car rental in Los Angeles, CA is no longer something impossible or fantastic – it’s a reality.

As reported by the policies of most companies, the lower age limit to enjoy a road trip is 21. However, there are legal ways to circumvent this limitation.

In any case, all young travelers are subject to increased risk and must pay an extra fee. It varies with a specific company, and may significantly affect the final price when you book a vehicle.

Most often it doesn’t come with the rate displayed on our website, but you will have to pay it exactly on the spot.

Under 21 rental cars in Los Angeles Airport [LAX] and other relevant cars

Mini Countryman

Small SUV

5x
2x
Rent Mini Countryman
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$27.09 /day

Ford Ecosport

Medium SUV

5x
3x
Rent Ford Ecosport
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Free additional driver

$27.99 /day

Land Rover Discovery eða svipaður

Large SUV

7x
3x
Rent Land Rover Discovery eða svipaður
  • Free additional driver
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$301.55 /day

Land Rover Discovery vai līdzīgs modelis

Large SUV

7x
3x
Rent Land Rover Discovery vai līdzīgs modelis
  • Mileage: Unlimited

$302.34 /day

Ford Fiesta

Economy

5x
2x
Rent Ford Fiesta

$28.03 /day

Toyota Yaris

Economy

5x
2x
Rent Toyota Yaris
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$30.59 /day

Hyundai Accent eller motsvarande

Economy

5x
2x
Rent Hyundai Accent eller motsvarande
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$95.81 /day

Hyundai Accent หรือเทียบเท่า

Economy

5x
2x
Rent Hyundai Accent หรือเทียบเท่า
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Free additional driver

$97.04 /day

Toyota Camry 或類似

Fullsize

5x
4x
Rent Toyota Camry 或類似
  • Free additional driver

$30.11 /day

Toyota Camry eller motsvarande

Fullsize

5x
4x
Rent Toyota Camry eller motsvarande

$30.12 /day

Infiniti Q50 eða svipaður

Fullsize elite

5x
4x
Rent Infiniti Q50 eða svipaður

$221.18 /day

Infiniti Q50 vai līdzīgs modelis

Fullsize elite

5x
4x
Rent Infiniti Q50 vai līdzīgs modelis
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$221.76 /day

Nissan Versa

Compact

5x
3x
Rent Nissan Versa
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Free additional driver
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$31.47 /day

Ford Focus

Compact

5x
3x
Rent Ford Focus
  • Mileage: Unlimited

$32.10 /day

Mercedes GLA vai līdzīgs modelis

Compact

5x
3x
Rent Mercedes GLA vai līdzīgs modelis
  • Free additional driver

$95.34 /day

Audi A3

Compact

5x
3x
Rent Audi A3

$174.45 /day

Toyota Corolla

Intermediate

5x
4x
Rent Toyota Corolla

$32.33 /day

Ford Fusion

Standard

5x
3x
Rent Ford Fusion
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Free additional driver

$33.21 /day

BMW 3 Series

Intermediate

5x
4x
Rent BMW 3 Series
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$68.26 /day

Toyota Prius Hybrid

Intermediate

5x
4x
Rent Toyota Prius Hybrid
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Free additional driver

$80.66 /day

Dodge Ram

Large truck

2x
4x
Rent Dodge Ram

$38.13 /day

Chrysler Town and Country

Minivan

7x
3x
Rent Chrysler Town and Country
  • Free additional driver
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$40.20 /day

Chrysler Pacifica vai līdzīgs modelis

Minivan

7x
3x
Rent Chrysler Pacifica vai līdzīgs modelis
  • Free additional driver

$140.76 /day

Ford ClubWagon

12 passenger van

12x
6x
Rent Ford ClubWagon
  • Mileage: Unlimited

$476.72 /day

Mercedes CLA

Premium

5x
3x
Rent Mercedes CLA
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Free additional driver

$41.62 /day

Buick Lacrosse

Luxury

5x
5x
Rent Buick Lacrosse
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Free additional driver
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$44.59 /day

Dodge Challenger eða svipaður

Premium

4x
2x
Rent Dodge Challenger eða svipaður
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$232.36 /day

Dodge Challenger vai līdzīgs modelis

Premium

4x
2x
Rent Dodge Challenger vai līdzīgs modelis
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Free additional driver
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$232.97 /day

Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

Convertible

4x
2x
Rent Chevrolet Camaro Convertible
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Free additional driver

$44.23 /day

Ford Mustang Convertible

Convertible

4x
2x
Rent Ford Mustang Convertible
  • Free additional driver

$45.62 /day

Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

Convertible

2x
2x
Rent Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
  • Free additional driver

$158.49 /day

Mitsubishi Spyder Convertible

Convertible

4x
2x
Rent Mitsubishi Spyder Convertible
  • Mileage: Unlimited

$404.01 /day

Ford Flex

Special

6x
4x
Rent Ford Flex
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$73.86 /day

Under 21 rental cars in Long Beach Airport [LGB] and other relevant cars 27.95 km / 17.37 mi

Chevrolet Malibu

Fullsize

5x
4x
Rent Chevrolet Malibu
  • Mileage: Unlimited

$32.71 /day

Chevrolet Impala

Fullsize

5x
4x
Rent Chevrolet Impala
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Free additional driver
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$55.29 /day

Toyota Camry

Fullsize

5x
4x
Rent Toyota Camry
  • Free additional driver
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$80.41 /day

Infiniti Q50

Fullsize elite

5x
4x
Rent Infiniti Q50
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Free additional driver
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$142.84 /day

Nissan Versa

Compact

5x
3x
Rent Nissan Versa
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$40.11 /day

Ford Focus

Compact

5x
3x
Rent Ford Focus
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$70.05 /day

Ford Ecosport

Medium SUV

5x
3x
Rent Ford Ecosport
  • Free additional driver

$42.32 /day

Jeep Compass

Medium SUV

5x
3x
Rent Jeep Compass
  • Free additional driver

$57.09 /day

Ford Expedition EL

Large SUV

7x
3x
Rent Ford Expedition EL
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Free additional driver

$702.38 /day

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Medium SUV

5x
4x
Rent Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$842.04 /day

Volkswagen Jetta

Intermediate

5x
4x
Rent Volkswagen Jetta
  • Free additional driver
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$44.57 /day

Chrysler 200

Standard

5x
3x
Rent Chrysler 200
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Free additional driver
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$48.08 /day

Nissan Altima

Standard

5x
4x
Rent Nissan Altima
  • Free additional driver

$113.89 /day

BMW 3 Series

Intermediate

5x
4x
Rent BMW 3 Series
  • Free additional driver

$149.77 /day

Mitsubishi Mirage

Economy

5x
2x
Rent Mitsubishi Mirage
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$46.50 /day

Ford Fiesta

Economy

5x
2x
Rent Ford Fiesta
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$72.30 /day

Nissan Maxima

Premium

5x
3x
Rent Nissan Maxima
  • Mileage: Unlimited

$67.97 /day

Cadillac CTS

Premium

5x
5x
Rent Cadillac CTS
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Free additional driver

$76.55 /day

Cadillac XTS

Luxury

5x
5x
Rent Cadillac XTS
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$142.05 /day

BMW 5 Series

Premium

5x
3x
Rent BMW 5 Series
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$145.09 /day

Nissan Frontier

Small/medium truck

4x
3x
Rent Nissan Frontier
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$107.54 /day

Chrysler Pacifica

Minivan

7x
3x
Rent Chrysler Pacifica

$132.62 /day

Chevrolet Express

15 passenger van

15x
6x
Rent Chevrolet Express
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$292.90 /day

Ford Club Wagon

12 passenger van

12x
6x
Rent Ford Club Wagon
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Free additional driver

$562.72 /day

Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

Convertible

4x
2x
Rent Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
  • Free additional driver
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$135.34 /day

Mini Cooper Convertible

Convertible

2x
2x
Rent Mini Cooper Convertible
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Free additional driver
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$135.34 /day

Ford Flex

Special

6x
4x
Rent Ford Flex
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$179.20 /day

Under 21 rental cars in Burbank Airport [BUR] and other relevant cars 28.77 km / 17.88 mi

Chevrolet Spark

Economy

5x
2x
Rent Chevrolet Spark
  • Mileage: Unlimited

$29.12 /day

Ford Fiesta

Economy

5x
2x
Rent Ford Fiesta
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$37.95 /day

Mitsubishi Mirage

Economy

5x
2x
Rent Mitsubishi Mirage
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$46.51 /day

Toyota Yaris

Economy

5x
2x
Rent Toyota Yaris
  • Mileage: Unlimited

$54.38 /day

Ford Focus

Compact

5x
3x
Rent Ford Focus
  • Free additional driver

$29.34 /day

Nissan Versa

Compact

5x
3x
Rent Nissan Versa
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$29.34 /day

Dodge Neon

Compact

5x
3x
Rent Dodge Neon

$45.17 /day

Audi A3

Compact

5x
3x
Rent Audi A3
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$199.95 /day

Nissan Sentra

Intermediate

5x
4x
Rent Nissan Sentra
  • Free additional driver
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$31.16 /day

Hyundai Elantra

Intermediate

5x
4x
Rent Hyundai Elantra
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$33.93 /day

Ford Fusion

Standard

5x
3x
Rent Ford Fusion
  • Free additional driver
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$57.01 /day

Nissan Altima

Standard

5x
4x
Rent Nissan Altima
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Free additional driver

$70.37 /day

Ford Ecosport

Medium SUV

5x
3x
Rent Ford Ecosport
  • Free additional driver

$38.13 /day

Ford Escape

Medium SUV

5x
3x
Rent Ford Escape
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$43.88 /day

GMC Yukon

Large SUV

7x
3x
Rent GMC Yukon
  • Free additional driver

$158.65 /day

Range Rover Evoque

Medium SUV

5x
4x
Rent Range Rover Evoque
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$169.27 /day

Ford Taurus

Fullsize

5x
4x
Rent Ford Taurus
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$46.83 /day

Chevrolet Impala

Fullsize

5x
4x
Rent Chevrolet Impala
  • Free additional driver
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$57.48 /day

Dodge Charger

Fullsize

5x
4x
Rent Dodge Charger
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$87.03 /day

Dodge Magnum

Fullsize

5x
4x
Rent Dodge Magnum
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$112.30 /day

Lincoln MKS

Premium

5x
5x
Rent Lincoln MKS
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Free additional driver
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$57.15 /day

Nissan Maxima

Premium

5x
3x
Rent Nissan Maxima
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$67.98 /day

Cadillac CTS

Luxury

5x
5x
Rent Cadillac CTS
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Free additional driver

$149.47 /day

BMW 5 Series

Premium

5x
3x
Rent BMW 5 Series
  • Free additional driver
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$151.51 /day

Nissan Frontier

Small/medium truck

4x
3x
Rent Nissan Frontier
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Free additional driver
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$73.13 /day

Chevrolet Silverado

Large truck

2x
4x
Rent Chevrolet Silverado
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$76.98 /day

Chevrolet Express

15 passenger van

15x
6x
Rent Chevrolet Express
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$165.79 /day

Chrysler Pacifica

Minivan

7x
3x
Rent Chrysler Pacifica
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Free additional driver
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$205.40 /day

Ford Mustang Convertible

Convertible

4x
2x
Rent Ford Mustang Convertible
  • Free additional driver

$74.67 /day

Ford Flex

Special

6x
4x
Rent Ford Flex
  • Free additional driver
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$93.73 /day

How old do you have to be to rent a car in Los Angeles LAX Airport?

The age restrictions in LAX Airport, California are supervised by the legislature. The minimum car rental age in Los Angeles, CA, USA is 20 years old

Don’t forget that all under 21 drivers are considered to be inexperienced, and as a result should pay an additional surcharge.

There’s good news for business or military car rental under 21 drivers traveling for official needs - these groups of tourists have the right to apply for a vehicle from the age of 18 upon presentation of the relevant documents. Moreover, they can enjoy individual low rates and avoid any age-related surcharges

Under 21 car rental companies in Los Angeles - Airport, CA

Multiple choices of rental car agencies under 21 mean you won’t be limited when searching for a suitable option. Actually, there’re absolutely no reasons to worry about this issue, since you’ll receive plenty of well-trusted international and local rental car companies that rent to under 21 in LAX Airport, USA including Enterprise, National, Alamo, SIXT, Hertz, Thrifty, Dollar, Advantage, Fox, E-Z, AVIS, Payless, Budget, NU, Silvercar, etc.

A comprehensive collection of top-rated under 21 suppliers can be found below:

Map of under 21 car rental locations near Los Angeles

Are you finding it difficult to decide on a suitable place to book, and the variety of offers doesn’t suit you? No worries! It's time to try your luck in neighboring locations to Los Angeles - Airport, California.

While comparing prices and vehicles at several pick-up points at once, you will faster find under 21 car rental Los Angeles - Airport deal to satisfy you in every way.

Unfortunately, car rental to under 21 is a heavier burden on your wallet, regardless of location, sometimes increasing the total rental price by extra 10-20%. This is all due to the underage fee, which is applied to compensate for the company’s potential material losses.

Based on this, it’s strongly recommended to clarify not only the price of the car but also the daily age surcharge.

FAQ about under 21 car rentals in Los Angeles, California

How to get a rental car under 21 in Los Angeles, CA?

Any rental car under 21 offer requires compliance with certain conditions. However, to make a reservation, you need to enter such parameters as pick-up and drop-off location, start and end date of rental in the search form above. Don’t forget to change the return location if you use the one-way option.

After that, you will have access to a range of available car rental in Los Angeles - Airport, CA under 21 at the desired time.

Then, directly in LAX Airport, USA, your task is to provide the following documents:

  • printed voucher confirming your reservation at Rental24h.com;
  • driver's license used for 1 year without serious endorsements;
  • international driving permit (IDP) upon request;
  • passport or other document confirming your ID;
  • Credit or debit card in the name of the main driver with a sufficient amount (minimum of $200) to freeze the deposit.

The supplier is authorized to refuse any car rental under 21 if you don’t meet all the requirements. In all cases except for a voucher, you need original documents but not photocopies. Also, get prepared that many companies don’t serve customers with debit cards.

What rental car companies rent to under 21 in Los Angeles LAX Airport?

A reliable vehicle supplier is already 90% of the success of your road trip wherever you go.

Thus, the most troubling question among youngsters is which car rental agencies rent to drivers under 21 in LAX Airport, California. Indeed, it’s very important to carefully inspect the potential providers available in order to choose the best offer based on their conditions.

Rental24h.com cooperates with highly trusted international providers, as well as local independent firms, which gives a wide choice to our customers. So, here’s a list of car rental companies who rent to under 21 travelers in Los Angeles, CA, USA:

What car rental places rent to under 21 in Los Angeles?

When booking vehicle at Los Angeles - Airport, California, each customer can select among car rental companies under 21 located directly in the terminal and those that provide a shuttle bus service to reach their counters.

If you decide to deal with Advantage, Enterprise, Alamo, Ez, National, Nu, Silvercar, Ace, Alamo max, then the offices of these companies can be reached by a free shuttle bus service. So, it’s not necessary to worry about how to find their off-airport locations, too.

If you couldn't find your desired car rental under 25 years old in Los Angeles - Airport, compare underage deals in nearby airport and downtown locations not far from Los Angeles, California.

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How much does car rental under 21 cost in Los Angeles, CA?

The car rental rate is the dominant thing that interests the renters. Usually, it consists of the rental price and added options. If talking about car rental under age 21, on average, the final price increases by $25-35 per day and depends on the particular provider.

Considering this, the minimum rate for a car rental Los Angeles - Airport, CA under 21 starts from $27.09 per day, the overall cost for young drivers can be 2 times more expensive than for 25+ year old renters.

However, these are not only components that influence the rental price in LAX Airport, USA. The following factors can result in changes of the final price:

  • time left until the pick-up date;
  • rental period duration;
  • vehicle class;
  • particular vendor;
  • insurance type;
  • round trip or one-way journey;
  • additional equipment and optional extras

Also, there are some companies that allow someone under 21 to drive a rental car and enjoy underage discounts by using AAA memberships or USAA protection option. This means that you should carefully select the provider, and check those parameters, which will help you save money.

Which car rental company is the cheapest for under 21 in Los Angeles LAX Airport?

Among rental car companies under 21, the cheapest one in LAX Airport, California is SIXT. Each traveler will be happy to drive the cheapest compact Mini Countryman for just $27.09 per day.

A Young Driver Surcharge applies to under 21 renter at the same time - its cost is $30.00 per day, and must be paid at the counter.

Don’t forget to check all the information on our website that is available at booking stage to avoid troublesome situations during pick-up in Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Which car rental company is the best for under 21 in Los Angeles?

It’s very important to determine the leader among all rental car companies that allow drivers under 21 in Los Angeles - Airport, California. Judging by the many positive reviews of happy customers, Enterprise is an outstanding choice.

The supplier has a perfect rating of 8.9 out of 10. It’s based on the opinions of more than 2000 of our renters, which means Enterprise is really a company you can fully rely on if you are looking for under 21 rental car in Los Angeles - Airport.

How much is under 21 car rental fee in Los Angeles, California?

In 100% cases, underage deals cause supplementary expenses, thus get prepared that the final car rental under 21 price for youngsters will be slightly higher than if an experienced 25+ driver sits behind the steering wheel.

But how much higher? Los Angeles, CA car rental under 21 fee fluctuates between $15 and $35 per day, but the age policy of a particular company is the decisive factor.

Why car rental does not work for under 21 in Los Angeles - Airport, CA?

Experts of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration claim that absolutely all youngsters have a lack of driving experience, which causes a source of increased risk on the road. In turn, this increases the chance of getting into traffic incident.

Indeed, under 21 car rental drivers are 25% more likely to be involved in various dangerous situations on the road. Car rental for under 21 suppliers want to protect themselves from potential expenses associated with car damage, injuries to passengers and third parties, and therefore are forced to apply an extra fee.

How to waive under 21 car rental fee in LAX Airport, USA?

You know that rental car for under 21 can greatly reduce your travel budget. Therefore, skipping an underage fee is a great way to save money.

Although most suppliers ban this possibility, in some cases it can be done on completely legitimate grounds:

  • Military and government officials on business purposes can enjoy cheap car rentals from 18 years of age. At the same time, they are offered special attractive prices and no young driver surcharges.
  • When using the AAA membership, you will also be free of any age-related surcharges if booking Hertz car rental under 21 in Los Angeles LAX Airport. The minimum driver age should be 20.
  • With Budget, Hertz and Avis, you have an advantage as well. If you are already 18, 19, or 20 years old, then these suppliers are obliged to provide you a vehicle with the USAA insurance program and avoiding any underage fees.

Which car rental company does not charge for under 21 in LAX Airport, California?

With some car rental under age 21 agencies, you can avoid the underage fee in Los Angeles, CA, USA. These companies are Hertz, Budget, and Avis. However, to do this, you have to meet their unique requirements:

  • Don’t wait too long to book a car. The best time is 10-14 days before the estimated pickup date.
  • Benefit from long-term rental, because the price of each day is inversely proportional to the length of the travel period.
  • Inspect neighboring locations and maybe somewhere your favorite car will cost much cheaper.
  • Reserve a car of mini, economy, or compact class. You will feel savings not only at the counter, but also when visiting the gas station.
  • Select “pick up full return full” fuel option in order not to pay for gasoline you didn’t consume.
  • Get insurance coverage that will reimburse the most important points you worry about.
  • Avoid large geographic movements, including interstate and one-way travel, as well as border crossing.
  • Skip additional options that you don’t need at all, i.e. additional driver, GPS, or other devices.

Can I add a driver under 21 on my car rental in Los Angeles?

You don’t want to trouble yourself with a constant sitting behind the vehicle’s steering wheel? Then why don’t you select a rental car additional driver under 21 option, which will allow you to relax a little while your friend can drive a car.

This is a superb idea, because it will help not only calm down after exhausting driving on busy highways, but also truly enjoy the enchanting scenery outside the windshield.

Just notify your future companion to grab a driver’s license and any document proving his or her identity. After that, you can safely give the keys to your friend in Los Angeles - Airport, California, and don’t worry about anything.

The additional driver is subject to the same under 21 car rental requirements. However, as the major renter, you remain the material responsible person in any incident happened on the road.

What rental car company has additional driver under 21 in Los Angeles - Airport?

Fortunately, all car rental for under 21 companies that operate in Los Angeles, California, have the option of an additional driver in their arsenal.

Therefore, rental car agencies that allow additional driver under 21 in Los Angeles, CA are Enterprise, National, Alamo, SIXT, Hertz, Thrifty, Dollar, Advantage, Fox, E-Z, AVIS, Payless, Budget, NU, Silvercar.

What happens when an unauthorized driver under 21 drives a rental car in Los Angeles - Airport, CA?

The determining factor in this matter is that you don’t have the right to let a person who is not registered in your contract to drive your vehicle. Otherwise, this is a direct violation of the arrangement, which can lead to serious consequences. Here are a few popular scenarios:

  • The company may sue the main driver for breach of contract. After that, the lead driver probably be blacklisted by this provider and won’t be able to rent a car from them. Even if he or she pays for the car rental under 21 in advance, they will be refused to collect the car.
  • If a road accident occurs while an unauthorized under 21 person is driving a rental car, get ready for the worst news. Firstly, the insurance company will refuse any compensations due to breach of contract. Secondly, the main driver will be responsible for the material losses of all parties involved in the accident. Depending on the severity of the consequences, you even face civil liability.

Accordingly, you are not allowed to give control of the vehicle to any people who are not indicated in the contract

Can you rent a car when you're under 21 at Los Angeles Airport?

Los Angeles is an absolute must-see in the USA. Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and Pacific beaches beckon with a beautiful life. Still, the real city looks like a giant quilt woven from very different areas, and even resembles an overgrown village. Unlike San Francisco, where you can get around on cable trams, you can't do without a vehicle here. It is more convenient to move around in an under 21 car rental in Los Angeles.

Renting is a perfect variant, especially, considering the fact that car rental under 21 Los Angeles agencies claim better prices. However, sometimes, in case you need something special, this can be found only at some off-airport companies.

Where to rent a car under 21 at Los Angeles International Airport?

When coming to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) quite a lot of car rental Los Angeles under 21 counters are situated at the terminals, but you are to take a shuttle bus offsite to get the vehicle from a certain parking lot nearby. Be ready to spend some time from the moment you land in the airport and up to the point you get the vehicle.

The choice of cars available is really wide at under 21 rental car companies Los Angeles, as here you can find all car categories.

What car rental companies are onsite at LAX Airport?

All Los Angeles car rental under 21 agencies are situated off the airport. More than 40 well-known rental agencies have desks and offices at the airport not far away from the airport terminal. The leading agencies are Avis, Thrifty, National, Hertz, Enterprise, etc.

Those who want to rent from a specific provider and ask “where is the Budget car rental at LAX?” can easily find the Budget counter in the rental facility at LAX airport.

We’ve compiled a list of LAX rental providers with their contact details below:

  • Dollar - (800) 800-4000
  • Fox - (800) 225-436
  • Hertz - (800) 654-3131
  • National Car Rental - (800) 462-5266
  • Alamo - (800) 462-5266
  • Avis - (310) 646-5600
  • Advantage - (310) 846-0004
  • Payless - (310) 645-2100
  • Thrifty - (310) 846-2301
  • Budget - (310) 642-4500

Where is car rental at LAX Airport, CA?

Los Angeles airport located at World Way, Los Angeles, CA 90045, US works round the clock as well as the Rental facility near it. The rental offices are based off-airport and you can reach them on a rental providers’ courtesy shuttles. Near every LAX terminal, there is an island for shuttles from the leading under 21 car rental LAX agencies. Shuttle pick up points are marked with purple signs.

How to get a large amount of baggage to car rental LAX?

If you travel with luggage, rent a luggage cart to get to any of the offsite car rental LAX under 21 offices. This can cost you $1-$2. The cart can be taken into a shuttle, and the driver will even place it in the racks, then he will help to take it out. You can order a car service to meet you, and they will provide you with luggage assistance.

Which car rental companies can send shuttles to the terminal at LAX Intl Airport, LA?

There are 9 terminals for passengers attached with a 2-level roadway at LAX Central Terminal Area. On the lower level of every terminal, a luggage claim area is situated. Near it or even in it, free phones of LAX car rental under 21 companies are located. Use any of them to ask for a free shuttle to pick you up from the terminal.

How frequently does the LAX car rental shuttle runs?

If you deal with any of the leading car rental LAX under 21 agencies like Avis, Hertz, Enterprise, and so on, the shuttle circulates on the route 'Airport -Parking lot' every 5 minutes. However, within popular hours, the shuttles come more often and less often (every 15-20 minutes) in other hours. Furthermore, the shuttle can make up to 8 stops on its route.

In general, be ready to spend about 25 minutes, considering the waiting time, several stops, and the drive duration.

Which LAX hotel has a rental car on-site for under 21?

There are several possible options:

  • Thrifty, located near the LAX Westin,
  • Budget, located near the Embassy Suites LAX Airport NORTH, and a block from the Crowne Plaza & the Sheraton Gateway. The Four Points Sheraton, the Renaissance Montura, & Marriott LAX Airport are close to Budget rental location, too.

If you decide to rent a car Los Angeles under 21 at Budget, it also offers a shuttle service to nearby local hotels and from them.

Which car rental companies from LAX allow travel to Mexico if you’re under 21?

The majority of leading rentals permit customers to drive to Mexico. Nevertheless, certain limits exist, and only several companies allow going abroad in a rental vehicle, but that will cost you a bundle.

Major companies do not permit a one-way trip in a rental to Mexico from the U.S. For instance, Avis and Alamo forbid to move from the U.S. to Mexico in a rented vehicle. Other agencies might allow this, but you will pay more. Dollar and Thrifty rentals offer some locations to rent a car in Los Angeles under 21 to Mexico, but no one-way trips again, as the vehicle should be returned to the United States.

You are to consider 3 critical issues:

  • Emergency Sickness Plan coverage offered by Dollar and Thrifty is not valid in Mexico.
  • It is necessary to buy Mexican auto insurance at Dollar or Thrifty.
  • You can go no further than 250 miles past the border. This 250-mile restriction is essential, as Mexico’s territory is quite vast

The policy of the rest of the rental agencies varies depending on the location. For example, at Hertz, the decision is made in every particular situation. In general, Hertz does not permit Mexican border crossing.

How long to check in a rental car at LAX Int’l Airport?

Be ready to spend more about an hour at LAX, as there can be queues at rental kiosks, the traffic to leave the airport can be tense, and so on. Some providers offer car rental loyalty program with which you can skip the queues. But be sure to read the terms and policies for these programs attentively before you involve in them.

How and where to return a rental car at LAX Los Angeles Airport?

You need to arrive in advance to hand over the vehicle. It is also possible to use curbside drop-off to be taken to the terminal by an employee of the company that has rented you a car. Such companies as Avis, Budget, and Silvercar provide their renters with a possibility to order the curbside drop-off via an app or with an employee directly while you rent car Los Angeles under 21.

At the airport, find the signs “Rental Car Return”, which are located near the lots. After that, use a shuttle bus of rental car under 21 Los Angeles companies to get to the terminal for departure.

What is the speed limit in Los Angeles?

In the city, the speed limitation at expressways and motorways is 74 mph for vehicles. 74 mph is for undivided highways, while for cities and other urban districts, it is 24 mph.

What is the drink-drive limit in Los Angeles for underage drivers?

In Los Angeles, the allowed limitation comprises 0.1% BAC. Nevertheless, stay away from drinking if you are going to drive a vehicle.

Which car rental places at LAX hold the least on credit cards?

Typically, top car rental in Los Angeles for under 21 agencies usually charge a security deposit of about $200.

Remember: you will get your deposit back while returning a vehicle safely to the company. None of the companies give the vehicle without the deposit, and requirements for such deposits are different at rental agencies:

Company Security deposit Conditions
Alamo $200 when paying with a credit card
Avis $200 when paying with a credit card
Budget $500 when paying with a debit card
$200, or 25% of the rental charge when using a Visa, Mastercard or Discover card
Dollar Rent-A-Car $350, or 15% of the estimated rental charge -
Enterprise $200 when paying with a credit card
$300 if you pay with an approved debit card
E-Z Rent-A-Car $200, or 30% of the estimated rental cost if you pay with a credit card
Fox Rent-A-Car $150 -
Hertz $200 for debit or credit card payments

How much is liability insurance for car rental at LAX?

Liability insurance available from car rental in Los Angeles under 21 companies, which is usually known as “Supplement Liability Insurance” (SLI), costs about $12-$15 per day.

How much does it cost to rent a navigation system from a car at LAX Airport, California?

Under the condition that GPS / Satellite Navigation is not available at your portable GPS device or smartphone, there is an option to get an under 21 rental car Los Angeles with a built-in navigation system. Typically, the price is around $10 for a GPS device.

How to avoid LAX Airport tax for rental car under 21?

If you are on a tight budget and are looking for some cheap car rental Los Angeles under 21 options, just use a taxi to the off-airport office of some rental company, and this will help you save a lot. The Uber or Lyft cabs are available at the majority of airports, so benefit from cheaper deals at off-airport car rentals.

NOTE: our site has prices for vehicles with taxes already included.

How to save on car rental near LAX for young drivers?

January is the most beneficial time for LAX airport car rental under 21. The renter will pay about $31 a day, which is 21% lower than at other times. In July, the price is the highest. If you need a particular car type, rent an economy vehicle in January. For large groups, 6+ seat vehicles are a good option, and they are cheap this month as well. The fee usually depends on several points like, make popularity, supply, when you make a reservation.

Which car types are available at Los Angeles International Airport?

At car rentals, such types of cars are on offer:

  • Mini-compact cars. Ideal for leisurely movement in the city, as they are very economical;
  • Subcompact. Differ in compact dimensions, low price, and cost-effectiveness. Ideal for city traveling;
  • Compact. These mid-size cars with a reasonably large trunk and a spacious lounge are well suited as the primary means of transportation for families with children;
  • Medium-sized cars. These are larger family cars, which are suitable for private family trips, possibly, to the country;
  • Full-size cars. They are distinguished by impressive dimensions, a high level of comfort and manufacturability, materials, and another ostentatious high cost.
  • Luxury cars. These cars are equipped with the most powerful engines, and are finished with costly materials. But keep in mind that this is unlikely to be available to under 21 years old car rental Los Angeles drivers.
  • Minivans, compact vans, and microvans. These are very roomy cars, ideal for a large family, as they have increased height and a large number of seats - up to 9 pieces.
  • SUVs are very spacious cars with increased cross-country ability.
  • Sports cars. This category is also unavailable for underage renters. But under 21 years old drivers will experience difficulties with renting this type too.

Where can I rent a stick shift car under 21 at Los Angeles Airport?

When looking for a car in Los Angeles Airport, you can choose between an automatic and manual models. There is something to think about. The final decision can be dictated by driving experience, season, goals, for which the car is taken. For urban conditions, automatic cars are better suited. For country trips, it is better to stop at the manual transmission. Furthermore, a manual gearbox is usually found on sports cars or luxury cars, which are unavailable for car rental under 21 years old Los Angeles. But in general, if the driving experience is short, an automatic transmission is even better.

You can find cars with a stick shift at such rentals as Avis, Hertz, Budget, Sixt, and Thrifty.

Is it smart to rent a hybrid vehicle for Los Angeles?

Best car rental under 21 in Los Angeles companies such as Hertz, Avis, Fox offer hybrid cars. Today hybrid cars are really more economical than their gasoline counterparts, as they use 30% less gasoline than traditional ones. Such vehicles are more silent, and the amount of toxic emissions is reduced.

Using a hybrid car keeps the driver in constant anxiety to be out of town with a fully discharged battery, so you should think about where to recharge your hybrid car in advance and plan your trip accordingly.

What to know about toll charge on car rental in Los Angeles, California?

In the Los Angeles area, as in some parts of California, there are several toll roads. When you rent a car LAX, how to pay toll road is a vital question that will arise. As you will not find cash booths on the roads, you will have to pay online. Express lanes on the I-110 and I-10 should be paid for. Cross Orange County also has many toll roads.

In Los Angeles, there are express lanes on the I-10 and I-110 that you will need to pay for using. There are also a lot of toll roads in operation across Orange County.

Where is parking for a rental car in Los Angeles under 21?

Quite a lot of street parking places are offered in Los Angeles. So, what happens in Los Angeles with rental car parking tickets? In different parts of the city, there are timed and metered parking lots. Shopping malls around the city provide free parking services for customers.

The majority of hotels take a parking fee per night. Therefore, be ready to pay $10 to $40 for a night. Expensive hotels charge more. Parking spaces at the majority of commercial areas, attractions, and luxury restaurants are also not free. Be ready that your parking will cost you more than the total Los Angeles rent a car under 21 rate per day.

Where to eat in Los Angeles under 21?

In Sin City, you’ll find about 8 500 places to eat! That is, one can imagine the scope and possibilities. The most budget restaurants and cafes for young drivers of the city are:

  1. Langer's (704 S Alvarado Street). It’s a good snack bar, where it’s very nice to eat after a tiring walk. A full lunch here will cost around $15-20, maybe not so cheap, but very, very tasty.
  2. In-N-Out Burger (9149 S Sepulveda Blvd). Another cafe where delicious burgers are prepared. And they also cook a delicious roast.
  3. Taste of India (13903 Ventura Blvd), a lovely Indian restaurant in Sherman Oaks. The restaurant offers a wide selection of dishes. Of course, almost all dishes are prepared with curry sauce.

So have a bite and you’re ready to rent a car under 21 in Los Angeles, it will make it easier to move around the city traffic jams, and then go on a trip.

One-way trip from Los Angeles for young drivers

As soon as you are ready to say goodbye to LA, the path you need to keep on the city of unbridled fun is Las Vegas. The road takes an average of 4 hours, but often traffic jams accompany this route, so be prepared for the 6 hours spent in the car.

CAUTION! There is a chance of being stuck in Las Vegas for a couple of days even if you rent a car under 21 Los Angeles one way. This city beckons with its emancipation and nightlife.

Leaving Las Vegas, in a few hours you will find yourself in the state of Utah - the country of Canyons. Once in Bryce Canyon, a fantastic panorama opens in front of you.

Continue your round trip Los Angeles to Yellowstone along a picturesque road. The trip to Salt Lake City from Bryce Canyon takes a little more than 4 hours.

Five hours drive from Salt Lake City is our main culprit - Yellowstone National Park, the world's first and largest US National Park, where you can see the real wonders of nature.

Los Angeles traffic and parking tips for underage driver

Here are some of the tips for under 21 car rental Los Angeles drivers and all those who plan to hire a car in this city:

  • Los Angeles is a large city, so you will need plenty of time to move from one part of it to the other, especially at peak hours.
  • Study the main roads. Road I-10, leading from west to east, can help you to get to Santa Monica from San Bernardino. If you take I-5, you will get to Anaheim, and to explore the coastal areas, take CA-1 road.
  • If you are a stranger in the city, a GPS can help you.
  • Foreign tourists should keep to the right on the city roads.

Driving distances for the most popular routes starting in LA

Route Time Distance
Los Angeles to San Diego 1hr 50mins 120 miles / 193 km
Los Angeles to San Bernardino 1hr 60 miles / 97 km
Los Angeles to San Francisco 5hr 50mins 381 miles / 613 km
LAX to Napa 6 hours 30mins 406 miles / 653 km
LAX to Santa Barbara 1 hour 45mins 100 miles / 161 km
Los Angeles to Chicago 29 hours 2,015 miles / 3,243 km
Los Angeles to Las Vegas 4 hours 270 miles / 435 km

Best time to visit Los Angeles if you’re under 21

It isn't effortless to determine the best time to visit Los Angeles. As in any other place, there are pros and cons for each season, but in Los Angeles, there is always something to do. In general, the best time to visit Los Angeles is from March to May, when there are fewer people, pleasant temperatures, and generally good air quality. Nevertheless, the city is full of events all year round like film events, famous awards, ceremonies, and music festivals.

Where to drive with under 21 rental car in Los Angeles

Hollywood: The Holy of Holies of Los Angeles, where there are many studios, cinemas, restaurants, souvenir shops, and always a lot of tourists, so the place is entirely glamorous and very tourist. The main attractions are concentrated on Hollywood Boulevard.

Beverly Hills: If the stars work in Hollywood, then they live in Beverly Hills. It is here that those mansions are located. To spend time more constructively, go shopping for Rodeo Drive.

Santa Monica: Attraction No. 1 is the Santa Monica Pier with a vintage amusement park and a sign marking the end of the great American Route 66.

Downtown LA: A typical business center of the American city - skyscrapers, cafes, restaurants. Stopping in downtown is for the sake of one place - the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Anaheim: Located about an hour's drive in an under 21 rental car Los Angeles from downtown Los Angeles, Disneyland is without exaggeration to be called the main tourist attraction throughout California.

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