Can You Drive a Rental Car Out of State? | Budget Car Rental


Can I Take a Rental Car Out of State?

Can you drive a rental car out of state?

Yes, most Budget rental locations allow you to take a rental car to another state. However, you’ll want to check your location’s border-crossing rules before doing so. Some Budget locations have unique regulations regarding out-of-state travel. You should also reserve one-way rentals from one state to another in advance to avoid extra fees.

Travel Across State Lines

Most Budget rental locations allow you to take a rental car out of state. It’s best to share your travel plans with your rental agent when you pick up the car in case any special restrictions apply. 

Some Budget rental locations prohibit or limit out-of-state travel. Examples of these regulations include:

  • Car rentals in Hawaii must stay on the island where they were rented. 

  • Most Budget Alaska locations require the vehicle to remain in the state. 

  • Budget Las Vegas locations only allow out-of-state travel to Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah. No other out-of-state travel is permitted. 

  • Depending on availability, you may book a one-way rental to other U.S. cities. 

Follow the instructions below to learn more about the terms and conditions for any corporate-owned rental location.


Does My Rental Location Allow Travel Into Other States?

Before taking a rental car out of state, it’s best to check the policies at your pickup location. You can view Budget’s rental car policies by:

  1. Finding the location’s page on

  2. Scrolling down the page to Terms & Conditions.

  3. Clicking on “Travel Into Other States.”

If you have any additional questions on interstate travel, just call your rental location. A rental agent will be happy to assist you. 

Book a Budget car rental now for your interstate travels.

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