Hawaii Age 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24 Underage Driver Surcharge Fees
( Age 18, 19 )

Information about reduced fees for young drivers (age 20 to 24) when renting a car in Hawaii

Young Driver Surcharge Information: 2021

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2021 Underage Driver Fees for age 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24 year old drivers


Age 21 to 24
$27/day surcharge


Age 21 to 24
$27/day surcharge


Age 20 to 24
$10/day surcharge


Age 21 to 24
$25/day surcharge


Age 20 to 24
$29/day surcharge


Age 20 to 24
$10/day surcharge

Vehicle Restrictions for Age 20 to 24 Drivers:

  • Some Vehicles are not available to your age group- The car rental companies restrict the rental of certain types of their vehicles for drivers who are within the age 20 to 24 age group.

  • *ALERT! - While your reservation for a "restricted" vehicle may go through using this or other online reservation systems including the car rental company retail websites, it is likely that when you get to your destination that you ultimately NOT be able to actually rent the vehicle you selected if it falls within within the list of their Age Restricted Vehicles (see below). You will most likely be switched to a non-age-restricted vehicle.

  • Age-Restricted Vehicles - One company may allow you to rent a certain vehicle, while another company may not. Each company has it's own unique list of age restricted vehicles, which may change at any time. Below are the types of vehicles that are usually restricted. We suggest you review this list. If the vehicle you want to rent is in any of the lists below, before you make your reservation, we suggest you call the company you are planning on renting from to see if you will actually be able to rent it when you arrive at your destination. If a vehicle is listed with one company, please consider that you may not be able to rent that vehicle with another company, even if it is not on their list. Dollar and Thrifty are the least restrictive and also have the lowest underage driver surcharge rates.

Age-Restricted Vehicles List: (You cannot rent the following vehicles from these companies. List may not be complete. Please check with car brand company for details.)

Avis Rent A Car Budget Rent A Car
Cool Cars
Elite SUV
Full Size SUV
Premium SUV
Luxury Car
Saab Convertible
Passenger Van

Dollar Rent A Car Thrifty Rent A Car
Able to rent all car categories in Hawaii.

Enterprise Logo
SUV
Luxury Car
Minivan
Passenger Van
Sports Car
Wrangler 4-Door
Pickup Trucks

Hertz Logo
Adrenaline
Dream
Prestige
High Performance

Regarding the Young Driver Surcharge:

  • While you may be an excellent driver, statistically, this age group is involved in a much higher incident rate. Most companies will not rent you a car if you are under 20 or 21.
  • What you need to know: Each car rental company we represent charges an Underage Driver Surchage, also known as a "Young Driver Surcharge" (YDS). The rate varies with each company from between $10 to $30+ per day. Please note that taxes will be added to this surcharge. (see below for tax calculation)
  • *ALERT! - Whether you see a YDS on your online estimate or not, whether using this website or when renting directly with a car rental company, please note that you will be charged the YDS (plus tax) when you rent a car in Hawaii. It is added to your bill at the end when you return the car.  (see below for tax calculation)

How to Calculate the Youthful Driver Surcharge:

Please note that we have special corporate accounts with all the car rental companies where we are authorized to pass discounted rates and perks such as a reduced Young Driver Surcharge (YDS) on to our customers who are age 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24. Our rates and perks supersede each car rental company’s national terms and conditionsthat’s the agreements we have with each company. The YDS rates below are what you get when you reserve through us regardless of what the car rental counter agent says, what the company website says, what their call center reps tell you, or what their national terms and conditions state. The call center agents and even counter agents are NOT aware of all the special deals made by their company with the hundreds or thousands of the various corporate accounts around the world. Please rest assured that your reservation, discount, and associated perks are all in their computer system when you reserve and there is nothing you need to say, show or do in order to get the reduced YDS perk when you pick up your car. The reduced YDS charge, where applicable, is triggered when you return the car. So if you do ask beforehand, you will probably be told the YDS will be $25 to $30 day. So please be advised that if you do ask, it will probably trigger an incorrect response from the agent because like I said above, they are NOT aware of all the special deals made by their company . . .

Honolulu Airport:
Here’s what you can expect to have added to your bill when you return the car for EACH day you rent a car:

  • Dollar/Thrifty:   $10/day + 4.732% Hawaii sales tax (GET) = $10.47 per DAY
  • Enterprise:         $25/day + 11.11% Hawaii Airport Concession Fee = $27.78 + 4.732% Hawaii sales tax (GET) = $29.09 per DAY
  • Avis/Budget:      $27/day + 11.11% Hawaii Airport Concession Fee = $30.00 + 4.732% Hawaii sales tax (GET) = $31.42 per DAY
  • Hertz:                 $29/day + 11.11% Hawaii Airport Concession Fee = $32.22 + 4.732% Hawaii sales tax (GET) = $33.75 per DAY

Kauai, Maui, and Big Island Airports:
Here’s what you can expect to have added to your bill when you return the car for EACH day you rent a car:

  • Dollar/Thrifty:   $10/day + 11.11% Hawaii Airport Concession Fee = $11.11 + 4.17% Hawaii sales tax (GET) $11.57 per DAY
  • Enterprise:         $25/day + 11.11% Hawaii Airport Concession Fee = $27.78 + 4.17% Hawaii sales tax (GET) = $28.94 per DAY
  • Avis/Budget:      $27/day + 11.11% Hawaii Airport Concession Fee = $30.00 + 4.17% Hawaii sales tax (GET) = $31.25 per DAY
  • Hertz:                 $29/day + 11.11% Hawaii Airport Concession Fee = $32.22 + 4.17% Hawaii sales tax (GET) = $33.56 per DAY
  • At this time (January 2020) Dollar and Thrifty are NOT required to charge the 11.11% CRF when renting from the Honolulu Airport.
  • *ALERT! - Whether you see a YDS on your online estimate or not using this website or renting directly with any car rental company, please note that you WILL be charged the YDS plus tax when you rent a car in Hawaii. YDS is added to your bill AT THE END when you return the car.

AGE 20 to 24 UNDERAGE DRIVERS: (2021)

Many people ask about the reduced age 20 to 24 so-called "underage" or "young driver" fees that Hawaii Car Rentals is offering and...

  • Is it really true?
  • What do I have to do, or prove, to get the reduced underage driver fee?
  • Why do some of the companies state your bonuses incorrectly or don't state them at all?
  • Why do the car rental company Terms and Conditions state $27/day if the offer is really less than that?
  • Why was I told on the phone by the car rental company I would be charged $27/day because I was "underage"?

Are you confused? I would be too. So first, let me apologize for the discrepancies and confusion about this issue. I get so many emails about this subject that I decided to make this web page about the reduced underage driver fee issue. It is an attempt to explain the underage driver issue as best I can and also to satisfy your concerns. The bottom line is that the car rental companies we are partnered with are not going to change their national terms and conditions statements or their websites to accommodate one market - Hawaii (just because we have a special agreement with them). It is up to us, Hawaii Car Rentals, a corporate discount vendor partner of these companies, to explain it to our customers. ... Steve Parquet, Owner, Hawaii Car Rentals.

The Bottom Line:  The "Hawaii Only" terms and conditions in the contracts that we have with the various car rental companies supersedes their nationwide terms & conditions. In other words, when you reserve your car through Hawaii Car Rentals, the pre-negotiated contractual agreement that we have with Avis, Budget, Dollar, Thrifty and Enterprise takes priority over their terms and conditions that YOU see on their websites or in the terms & conditions section of your rental agreement with them. As an example, when renting with Thrifty via www.HawaiiCarRentals.net, if in their terms and conditions it says as an underage driver you will or may be charged $27/day, but the Hawaii Car Rentals website says it's only $10/day for Thrifty, then it'll be $10/day because our "Hawaii Only" agreement takes precedence. Below, listed under each company's logo, are the Underage Driver Fees when renting through this website. What about Hertz? We have no special agreement with Hertz in regards to the driver's age. However, as you'll see when reserving with Hertz through our website, the underage driver fee for age 20 to 24 is $20 to $30 per day, depending on vehicle size. Certain vehicles, for example, their Adrenalin and Prestige Collection cars, may be excluded and/or at the higher surcharge.

Special Notes:

You don't need any sort of coupon to get our special rates or the reduced underage driver fee. You don't need to show or prove anything when you get to Hawaii to pick up your car. The car rental pick-up desk agent will see these applicable bonuses and rates on his or her computer screen (because they were built into the web link when you reserved the car).

No one who has ever booked through Hawaii Car Rentals (www.hawaiicarrentals.net) using our web links has ever been charged for an additional driver or been  overcharged for the young driver fees. I guarantee you will not be overcharged. I always tell people if you reserve through our website using our special links, and are charged extra, then I will make sure you are reimbursed. In the many years (since 2003) that I've been renting cars in Hawaii, I've never had to reimburse anyone.

Specifying your age when reserving:  

Avis Underage Checkbox  Budget Underage Checkbox
AVIS/BUDGET Age 21 to 24 
There is no place to specify your age on our booking form. Avis and Budget restrict the car size for young drivers even though you are able to book any size car on our website. Therefore, the YDS will not show up in your estimate. You will still be charged a young driver surcharge at the pickup counter in Hawaii if you are age 21 to 24. The YDS charge will be added to your rental when you return the car.

Dollar Underage Checkbox  Thrifty Underage Checkbox
DOLLAR/THRIFTY: Age 20 to 24 
Dollar and Thrifty do not restrict the car size for young drivers. There is no place to specify your age on our booking form. Therefore, the YDS will not show up in your estimate. You will still be charged a young driver surcharge at the pickup counter in Hawaii if you are age 20 to 24. The YDS charge will be added to your rental when you return the car.

Enterprise Underage Checkbox 
ENTERPRISE
 Age 21 to 24 
There is no place to specify your age on our booking form. Therefore, the YDS will not show up in your estimate. You will still be charged a young driver surcharge at the pickup counter in Hawaii if you are age 21 to 24. Please see READ THIS DISCREPANCY in the Enterprise section below. Please note: When renting through Enterprise, an "undeage" driver can be the main renting driver, but they cannot be added as the additional driver. Only one underage driver allowed. The YDS charge will be added to your rental when you return the car.

Hertz 
HERTZ
 Age 20 to 24 
There is no place to specify your age on our booking form. Therefore, the YDS will not show up in your estimate. You will still be charged a young driver surcharge at the pickup counter in Hawaii if you are age 21 to 24. The YDS charge will be added to your rental when you return the car.


Young Driver Fees, Policies and How Many Young Drivers Allowed

Avis | Budget | Dollar | Enterprise | Hertz | Thrifty

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AVIS & BUDGET - 2021: Age 21 to 24

  • Only one underage driver allowed
  • $27/day surcharge for underage driver
  • All additional driver must be 25 or older

At this time, a $27/day underage driver surcharge fee applies to drivers who are under 25 years old (age 21-24). If the underage driver is your spouse or domestic partner, with Avis and Budget, the additional driver fee is waived. But as an underage driver, that fee will still apply.


Dollar Underage Driver Fees - Hawaii Car Rentals Thrifty Underage Driver Fees - Hawaii Car Rentals
DOLLAR & THRIFTY - 2021: Age 20 to 24

  • First underage driver - $10/day surcharge
  • Second and third underage drivers - $10/day surcharge for each

Because of special arrangements that Hawaii Car Rentals has with Thrifty Car Rentals (for Hawaii only), we are able to offer car rentals in Hawaii to drivers age 20 to 24 (under 25) at a reduced $10/day fee instead of the usual $27/day fee. Please note that renters under the age of 25 are "able to rent all car categories." There is nothing special that you have to do in order to get the reduced underage fee. Simply by booking your car with our special web link (and NOT selecting "See Standard Rates") enables this bonus. 


Enterprise Underage Driver Fees - Hawaii Car Rentals
ENTERPRISE - 2021: Age 21 to 24:
  • Only one underage driver allowed - Up to $25/day surcharge
  • All additional driver must be 25 or older

Because of special arrangements that Hawaii Car Rentals has with Enterprise Rent-A-Car (for Hawaii only), we are able to offer car rentals in Hawaii to drivers age 21 to 24 (under 25) a reduced fee of $25/day. Please note that renters under the age of 25 are normally restricted to economy through full size vehicles only. There is nothing special that you have to do or prove in order to get the reduced underage fee. Simply by booking your car with our special web link enables this bonus.

The Enterprise underage driver fees are as follows:

  • $25/day - Airport Locations (Read the next section!!)
  • $25/day - Non-Airport Locations (Read the next section!!)

READ THIS DISCREPANCY: Enterprise is supposed to be $25/day at all Hawaii locations. If you make a reservation directly with Enterprise on their website, you may notice that there may or may not be a YOUNG RENTER FEE charged. Please be advised that when you finalize your bill at the drop-off counter, you will be charged even if your reservation does not show a charge. We've called our Enterprise rep and also some Enterprise Hawaii locations and they all say for our corporate account it's supposed to be $25/day at all locations.

PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to call Enterprise Rent-A-Car to confirm the young driver surcharge amount or that the Additional Driver Fee is Waived, please call 808-836-0130. *Be sure to mention that you have booked or are going to book through Tradewinds Travel Group -  www.HawaiiCarRentals.net for Corporate Customer Number: TGR3602  and IATA/ARC #03534123. If you don't tell them these numbers, or you call Enterprise's mainland or 800 number, they may NOT acknowledge the waivers or our discounted rates. Hawaii has its own special rates, discounts and waivers programs that are different from Enterprise mainland. Our Hawaii corporate agreement supersedes Enterprises national terms and conditions. If you have already made your reservation, have your reservation number available so they can look it up if necessary.



Hertz
HERTZ - 2021: Age 20 to 24

  • # of underage driver allowed (Pending)
  • $29 per day. 

Surcharges based on driver age may apply. Applicable age surcharges will be reflected in the rate details on the reservation confirmation page. Please see age restrictions.

Hertz Age Differential Charge Policy:
On most retail rentals at corporate locations and participating licensee locations in the US, the minimum age is 25 without an additional Age Differential Charge, and 20 with an additional Age Differential Charge. (Age 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24 are assessed an Age Differential Charge, usually $29/day plus tax).

Prestige & Adrenaline Collections: (Minimum age to rent these vehicles is 25):
"The minimum age for Prestige & Adrenaline Collections, as well as select high performance vehicles, is imperatively 25."

*Corporate Accounts Statement:
*Even though we are a corporate account, we DO NOT have an agreement with Hertz where age 18 or 19 are allowed to rent any cars:

Hertz states - "Certain accounts have agreements with Hertz which permit rentals to young renters. Renters must present a valid identification at the time of rental and additional fees may apply. Please review your account's policies to verify age exceptions. (As stated above, even though we are a corporate account, we DO NOT have an agreement with Hertz where age 18 or 19 are allowed to rent any cars).


For AGE 18 to 19 UNDERAGE DRIVERS

What are you supposed to do?

Age 18 to 19 - Honolulu, Kauai, Maui, Big Island (Hilo, Kona)

If you go to our page entitled, "Hawaii Age 18 and 19 Car Rentals - Rental Car Options for Young Underage Drivers," you'll see Hawaii Car Rental Choices for Age 18 and 19 drivers in Honolulu, Waikiki, Lihue, Kauai, Kahului, Maui, Hilo, Kona, Big Island.

Listed there are some private rental car outlets, including Uhaul, in Honolulu, Kauai, Maui and the Big Island who will rent to young, "underage drivers" who are age 18 and above. 

NOTE: I don't know the private companies directly and I've never rented from them before. I've read some reviews - some people had really fine experiences and other people had terrible experiences. Rent at your own risk!


*Please note that the most up to date information can be found on the car rental company websites.
This information may change at any time without notice.

Steve Parquet, owner
www.HawaiiCarRentals.net


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