Car Hire in the United States
There's no better way to see the USA than by carHome to some of the most iconic drives on the planet, the car is an essential component of life in this colossal country. Where would you like to meet us and begin your journey?
Read on to discover our top US car rental locations in US airports and cities, and pinpoint the best spot to collect and return your Avis hire car.
Popular airport locations in the USA
Coupé or convertible? Unlock Avis in the USA
Come city, major town, hotel or airport, we've got you covered in America. Grab a classic jeep, convertible or coupé, or perhaps an elegant town car or a spacious SUV? Whatever you fancy for your tour of these united states, we have the perfect car for you.
And, you don’t have to drive full-circle: make the most of one way car hire across the USA.
Road trips in the United States of AmericaRoad trips can be as extensive as you like here: it's over 2,500 miles and 40 hours' drive from New York's Lady Liberty to Los Angeles' "Hollywood" sign. That journey would lead you along iconic highways, like desert-thoroughfare Route 66, before hitting the rugged crags of the Grand Canyon.
Or, how about a classic Californian road trip? From San Francisco, cross the Golden Gate Bridge and take Interstate 80 – the transcontinental Lincoln Highway of old –through the vineyards of the Napa Valley and the looming wilderness of the Sierra Nevada, before plunging into the mature pine, cedar and oak forests of Yosemite Valley. As Lonely Planet puts it, Yosemite “makes even Switzerland look like God’s practice run.”
The 150-mile drive from Miami to Key West is another perfect road trip. Pass through the Everglades National Park before hitting the scenic Overseas Highway through the Florida Keys. Stop off along the way for a swim with the turtles and sharks, sunset sailing, or maybe some deep sea fishing, before arriving in Key West. Be sure to Visit Hemingway’s house and his six-toed cats, try a slice of the famous key lime pie and party until late in the bars and restaurants of Duval Street.
Wherever your interests lie, you’ll find a road trip to suit. Your hire car in the USA awaits … and the open road lies ahead.
Driving rules in the United States of AmericaWhich side of the road?
In the USA, please drive on the right side of the road.
Country driving laws
- In some states, mobile phones may only be used with a headset or hands-free device – you should check the law for any states you will be travelling in
- If travelling on toll roads (turnpikes) keep lots of change in your car, as not all booths accept debit and credit cards
- Do not overtake school buses
- In some states, you may turn right at traffic lights when indicated by road signs
- If pulled over by police, do not exit your vehicle. Turn the ignition off and sit patiently with your hands visible
Speed limits in the United States are set by each state or territory. Some states have lower limits at night, and also minimum speed limits. Please use this as a guide only, you should check the law for any states you will be travelling in.
All speed signs will be in mph.
For a standard Avis rental vehicle with no trailers:
- Urban areas: 20 - 35 mph (32 - 56 km/h)
- School and residential areas: 10 - 20 mph (16 – 32 km/h)
- 2 lane highway: 55 - 65 mph (88- 105 km/h)
- Motorways: 65 - 70 mph (105 – 113 km/h)
Unless indicated by road signs.
Child safety / Seatbelt laws
Each state has its own rules and regulations about child seats and seatbelt laws - you should check the law for any states you will be travelling in
Please note - It is the child’s parent / guardian or vehicle renter’s responsibility to fit the child seat.
This road rules information is for provided for general guidance only. We endeavour to keep the information up to date and accurate, but any reliance you place on this information is at your own risk.