One-Way Car Rental

One-Way Car Rental

Rent a Car One-Way

Get more out of your next trip by reserving a one-way car rental.

Forget about returning your rental car to its original location. You can rent a car one way and spend more time exploring at your own pace without backtracking. Fly into one destination, enjoy the freedom of the open road, then return your one-way rental car at your final destination. 

One-way car rentals are also great for last-minute travel changes, such as canceled or delayed flights. So whether you’re looking to drive across town, across the country, or you’re just seeking some additional flexibility, Alamo offers some of the best one-way rental deals to suit your needs.


How to Book a One-Way Car Rental

Fill out your trip details in the reservation widget on this page. In the first field, you’ll be prompted to enter your pickup location. Beneath this, simply uncheck the box that says “return to same location.” A new box will appear for you to add your return location. Then, continue booking your rental car like normal. Not sure how to rent a car? Check out Alamo’s step-by-step guide.

Want to Drive One-Way Across the Border?

One-way rentals are permitted when driving between the U.S. and Canada; however, driver regulations may apply. For example, if a Canadian licensed driver plans to rent a vehicle in Canada and drop it off in the U.S., the law requires that he/she rent and drive a car with Canadian license plates. Only select locations allow driving your rental from the U.S. to Mexico, and additional insurance is required for these reservations. Vehicles rented in Mexico may not be driven into the U.S.

Find the Best One-Way Car Rental Deals and Tips

Sign up for Alamo Insiders, and you’ll automatically save 5% on your one-way car rental.

Flexible? Update the date and time of your booking to search for the cheapest one-way car rental rates. All car classes can be reserved for a one-way rental, but prices vary by location, vehicle, date and availability. To ensure the car class you’d like to drive is available, book in advance. Please note that the pickup and return dates you enter into your reservation are factored into your rate. If you need to extend your return date or return your rental car early, rates could vary because your dates have changed.

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