Is There a Fee For an Additional Driver When Renting a Car?
Any additional driver (including a spouse or domestic partner) will pay a daily fee; this fee will vary and averages $12 a day.
Fees are waived for the following:
Corporate Contracts in the United States are allowed the following additional drivers at no charge:
- Commercial (corporate) rentals
- The renter's business partner
- Employer or fellow associate, who has a signed corporate contract with Alamo and drives the car for business purposes and who meet normal renter requirements.
Please Note: When booking via a third party; the relationship is with the Tour Operator and not Alamo directly. As a result; Alamo Insiders benefits will not apply.
All other additional authorized driver situations are subject to a daily charge.
An additional driver may only be added to the contract at a rental location and may be added or removed in the middle of the contract. When adding an additional driver in the middle of the contract both the renter and the additional driver must be present at the location.
The system will calculate the charges based on the dates the additional driver was listed on the rental.
Exception states that allow the spouse to be an "Automatic" Authorized Driver under all circumstances are: California, Illinois, Missouri, Nevada, Oregon, and Wisconsin. There is no additional fee for the spouse to drive the vehicle in these states.
All additional drivers must:
- meet age requirements
- appear at the rental counter with the primary renter
- present a valid driver's license
An additional daily fee may apply for any additional drivers listed on the rental agreement.
Note: State law in California, Illinois, Missouri, Nevada, Oregon and Wisconsin allows a spouse to be an automatic authorized driver as long as age and driver's license qualifications are met.