Payless Car Rental


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Payless Car Rental serves price-conscious leisure and business travellers. It operates with a hybrid model of corporately operated locations and depots operated by franchisees. Payless Car Rental was founded in 1971 in Spokane, Washington and is a subsidiary of Avis Budget Group, Inc., a leading global provider of vehicle rental services.

Get the right car for you from the Payless rental car fleet

The Payless Car Rental fleet caters to a variety of car rental needs, offering exciting and reliable rental options for business and leisure purposes.


There’s a vehicle for every budget with Payless Car Rentals. With compact, economy, standard, mid-size and full-size vehicles to choose from, you can get exactly what you need. Popular rental models include Kia Rio, Toyota Corolla, Volkswagen Jetta, and Nissan Versa.


If you pay a little extra, you can get a lot more with Payless. Spice up your trip with a sporty convertible or feature-filled sedan. The Ford Mustang and Chrysler 300 are premium model favourites.


There’s an SUV to suit every trip and every budget. Whether you opt for a standard size like the Ford Edge or bring the whole family along in the full size Ford Expedition, the SUV driving experience is top-notch.

Vans and Trucks

Payless offers a great range of vans and trucks when you need that extra bit of space or muscle. Choose between stylish minivans like the Chrysler Voyager and large 15-seat passenger vehicles like the Chevrolet Express. Or opt for a sleek pick up truck like the midsize Toyota Tacoma or full size Ford F-150.

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Payless car rental locations

Payless Car Rental operates approximately 120 rental locations in the United States, Canada, Europe and South America, including many in major airports. There are Payless Car Rental locations in popular destinations throughout the United States, including Payless Car Rental Las Vegas and Payless Car Rental Houston. For added convenience, you may also book one-way rentals, subject to availability and associated fees. For example, you can pick up a vehicle from Payless Car Rental Miami and drop it off at Payless Car Rental Orlando. In many cases, unlimited mileage is also included.

Payless rental cars: Frequently asked questions

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Is Avis the same as Payless?

Payless Car Rental is a company owned/subsidiary of Avis Budget Group, Inc.

How old do I have to be to rent a car?

The renter must be 25 years of age with a valid driver's license and a major credit card in his/her own name to rent and book a Payless rental car. Renters aged 21 through 24 may rent Economy, Compact, Intermediate, Standard, Full-sized cars and Mini Vans with an additional $25.00 per day surcharge. The underage surcharge will not appear in total pricing on the reservation.

What is your pet policy?

Payless Car Rental offers pet-friendly vehicles in most U.S. states and a number of cities worldwide. There are no additional fees, but renters accept responsibility for any damage caused by the pet. To avoid cleaning charges of up to $250, return vehicles clean and free of pet hair and odour.

What are the additional driver requirements?

All location policies that apply to the renter will also apply to the additional driver. The additional driver fee at the time of publication is $13.00 per day per additional driver.

What drivers license do I need?

The renter and any authorised driver(s) must have a valid drivers' license in their own name, and it must be valid for the entire rental period. International renters or authorised drivers must present a valid drivers' license from their country of origin, and if the drivers' license is in a language other than English, a valid International Drivers Permit must also be presented. Additionally, if you intend to rent outside of your home country, Payless may require that you present a valid passport, as a secondary form of identification at the time of your check-out.

What is your cancellation policy?

Cancellation notice must be received one hour before the scheduled arrival time unless otherwise specified on your reservation confirmation.

Are one-way rentals available?

All car groups may be rented one way based on availability and associated costs. Unauthorised one-way rentals will be subject to a surcharge. Also, always take note of your drop off/pick up dates to avoid any hassle.

Can I pay using a debit card?

Debit Cards are accepted at most locations when renting an economy, compact, intermediate, standard, full-size, premium car, SUVs and minivans only. Check your specific rental location for any exceptions. Payless will not be responsible for any returned check(s), insufficient fund charges, or bank fees related to this process. Use of a debit card to rent a vehicle may be subject to a review of your credit history. The inquiry will be posted on your credit report and may have an effect on your credit score. If the debit card fails to meet Payless’ debit card criteria, you may either be unable to rent a vehicle or required to present a major credit card in your name to qualify for a rental.