General Rental Information
Important DocumentsThe renter and all drivers must have a valid original driver's license which needs to be presented at time of the rental. All drivers with a non-US driver's license must produce a valid Passport or a valid government-issued ID card as a secondary form of ID at the time of pickup.
For driving the vehicle groups FVAR and PVAR German customers need to provide the class D1 driver's license. European Citizen are allowed to drive vehicles with up to 8 seats only.
Driver's license printed with non-Roman Alphabet (Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Cyrillic etc) must be complemented by an international driver's license. For driver's licenses from countries not part of the international driver's license treaty, an official translation of the license must be presented with the original license.
Certain regulations apply related to minimum age and possession of driver's license which can be found during the booking process depending on the booked vehicle. The minimum age to rent a vehicle in most locations is 21 and the driver must have a valid driver's license for one year. For certain specialty and larger-sized vehicles the minimum age of 25 years of age applies.
21 years +: CCAR, CFAR, CTAR, ECAR, FCAR, ICAR, IFAR, ILAE, ISAR, MBAR, MVAR, SCAR, SSAR
25 years +: FFAR, FVAR, ITAR, LCAR, LFAR, LTAR, PCAR, PFAR, PPAR, PTAR, PVAR, PWAR, SFAR, STAR, XCAR, XDAR, XFAR, XJAN, XSAE, XSAM, XSAR, XTAN, XTAR, XXAR
An Underage Driver Surcharge of USD 14.99 - 35.00 per day or maximum of USD 279.98 per rental applies for drivers under 25 years.
(Young Driver Surcharge = AE)
American Disabilities ActSixt offers a range of possibilities to accommodate customers with disabilities to ensure that they enjoy the high standard of customer service that Sixt provides.
Additional RequirementsSixt reserves the right to decline a rental where the operation of a specific vehicle requires additional permitting, documentation, or other qualifications in addition to a valid driver's license. Sixt also reserves the right to decline a rental where the renter's driver's license restricts the operation of the requested rental vehicle.
In GeneralWe accept all major credit cards including American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard/MasterCard, Discover, Visa and Airplus. The renter must be the owner of the presented means of payment which must be presented at the start of the rental. A valid credit card must provide available credit .
Debit cards with available funds may be accepted at select locations at Sixt's sole discretion with two forms of government-issued ID, and only if one of the following conditions are met:
(1) The renter presents a return airline ticket or roundtrip itinerary upon pick-up. OR
(2) A local renter* can present two recent and original utility bills or bank statements which match the name and address on the Drivers License of the renter. Photocopies, printouts, and digital images are not permitted. Local Renters* with a debit card may need additional documentation and can only rent ECAR, CCAR, and ICAR. Non-local renters with a debit card can also rent SCAR, FCAR, CTAR, STAR, IFAR, SFAR, FFAR, MVAR, FVAR and Cargo Vans. Debit card rentals are not allowed for long term rentals (defined as 28 days or longer).
We do not accept any Prepaid Cards, Visa Electron Cards, Electronic Use Only Cards, Maestro Cards, checks or Cash.
The amount that will be authorized includes the rental price as well as all additional charges and extras.
In general, an authorization of a minimum of $100, and up to 1.15 times the total cost of the rental charges for the rental will be reserved against the Credit Card for security purposes. The authorization will be higher for specialty vehicles.
For Debit Cards a deposit of $250 plus the cost of the rental will be taken as a deposit from the Debit Card. These funds will not be available to you during the rental.
The rental location may also perform a credit check or require additional qualifications in accordance with local policy to determine the whether the renter qualifies for a rental on a higher-end vehicle. The customer must meet the minimum criteria as determined by that location to qualify for a rental.
By booking a prepaid rate, the payment will be charged before the start of rental with the estimated total amount of the rental (rental charge plus any other agreed charges and taxes for the full agreed rental period). The driver and confirmed method of payment shall be finalised at the time of reservation and cannot be changed. The confirmed method of payment has to be valid and available for presentation at the time of pick up and is subject to the conditions of payment above. All extra costs that occur during the car rental will be charged to this payment method. A refund shall not be issued for non-collection, vehicle being collected late or returned early.
Prepaid Reservation Policies
A prepaid booking can be changed up to 48 hours before the start of the rental (depending on availability). An alteration fee of $28 plus tax applies. Any payment already made towards the rental will not be refunded; nor shall any differential amount be refunded if this alteration leads to a lesser rental cost. Any changes made to a prepaid reservation may impact the rental rate.
(Rebooking = RF)
A prepaid booking can be cancelled before the start of the rental. In the event of a cancellation, any refund of the payment made towards the rental is subject to a cancellation fee. For reservations with a rental period lasting no more than three days, the total prepaid amount is non-refundable. For reservations with a rental period lasting more than three days: The first three days are non-refundable, the remaining days will be refunded. Cancellations can be made online or in writing and must be addressed to:
(Cancellation = CL)
Sixt Rent a Car LLC, P.O. Box 46096, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33346-0967, USA / E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the event that the booked vehicle is not collected or not collected at the agreed time, the rental charge already paid shall be withheld in full.
Supplemental Liability InsuranceLiability coverage is limited to the minimum financial responsibility required by state law.
If purchased, Supplemental Liability Insurance (SLI) protects the renter against claims made by a third party for bodily injury and/or property damages sustained as a result of an accident while the renter is operating a rental vehicle.
This coverage supplies the renter with third-party liability protection up to a limit of USD 1,000,000 per accident.
SLI does not cover all situations that may arise while operating a rental vehicle. SLI does not cover all risks. There may be exclusions for unauthorized or intoxicated drivers, no first party uninsured motorist coverage, no coverage for certain passengers in the vehicle, and other exclusions.
For further details, see the jacket of our rental agreement and find a complete copy of the Supplemental Liability Excess Policy, which is available at the counter for your review upon request.
(Supplemental Liability Insurance = SL)
Partial Damage WaiverThe Partial Damage Waiver removes the renter's responsibility for the first USD 500.00 of damage to or loss of the vehicle.
The customer will be held liable for any damage or loss exceeding the amount of USD 500.00.
For further details please see the jacket of the rental agreement. Partial Damage Waiver is not available in all states.
(Partial Damage Waiver = LC)
The Loss Damage Waiver reduces the renter's responsibility to a part of the vehicle in the event of damage or loss of the rental vehicle.
Loss Damage Waiver
If Loss Damage Waiver (incl. Theft Protection) is accepted, the renter is responsible for the following deductibles:
USD 0.00 for any vehicle rented from the car category.
If Loss Damage Waiver (incl. Theft Protection) is not accepted the renter will be held liable for the full value of the vehicle.
For further details please see the jacket of the rental agreement.
(Loss Damage Waiver = LD)
Personal Accident ProtectionPersonal Accident Protection - covers bodily injury to occupants of the rental vehicle.
Personal Accident Protection does not cover all risks. There may be exclusions.
For further details see the jacket of our rental agreement and find a complete copy of the Personal Accident Insurance Policy available for your review upon request.
(Personal Accident Protection = I)
Sixt will provide any renter who has purchased the optional Extended Roadside Protection coverage with 24/7 breakdown assistance (where available) without any additional charge. It protects the renter at home and abroad against high service and repair costs for the following incidents:
Extended Roadside Protection (BC)
1) Key lockout service: If a renter experiences locking of the keys or key fob inside the vehicle during their rental period, Sixt will cover the cost of a lockout service, by either the vehicle manufacturer or a 3rd party service provider, cost of delivering a new vehicle or towing of the vehicle to the nearest Sixt location.
2) Lost key or key fob: If a renter experiences a lost or misplaced key or key fob during their rental period, Sixt will cover the cost of replacing the key or key fob, cost of delivering a new set of keys (if available), towing of the vehicle to the nearest Sixt location and for a replacement vehicle.
3) Flat tire service: If a renter experiences a flat tire during their rental period due to a puncture, Sixt will cover the cost of repairing or replacing the tire, cost of delivering a new vehicle, towing of the vehicle to the nearest Sixt location. Damages caused by collision will not be covered, please see Loss Damage Waiver.
4) Dead Battery: If a renter experiences a situation during their rental period, Sixt will cover the cost of jumpstart service, by either the vehicle manufacturer or a 3rd party service provider, cost of delivering a new vehicle or towing of the vehicle to the nearest Sixt location.
5) Towing: If a renter experiences a mechanical failure of the vehicle during their rental period, Sixt will cover the cost of towing, by either the vehicle manufacturer or a 3rd party service provider, cost of delivering a new vehicle or towing of the vehicle to the nearest Sixt location. Damages caused by collision will not be covered, please see Loss Damage Waiver.
6) Breakdown caused by empty fuel tank: If a renter experiences a breakdown due to running out of fuel, Sixt will cover the costs for breakdown assistance and fuel required to continue your trip.
When deciding whether to purchase Extended Roadside Protection, it is recommended renters check whether they have this coverage available through your personal auto insurance carrier or through a 3rd party carrier. The Extended Roadside Protection is not an insurance.
All services may only be ordered by a direct claim with Sixt 24-hour Roadside Protection. Sixt will determine the type and extent of service required to ensure the renter stays mobile. If any damage to the rental vehicle occurs which is not covered by Sixt within the scope of the Extended Roadside Protection, the renter is liable for such damage.
Territorial Restrictions & Rentals Across State LinesIn general the rental vehicle may only be used in the state of pick-up and the surrounding geographical area (Region) as specified in the table below:
|State of Pick-Up||Region|
|Arizona||California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah|
|California||Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Utah|
|Connecticut||Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, New Jersey|
|Georgia||Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee|
|Indiana||Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio|
|Massachusetts||Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, New York, Maine, New Jersey|
|Minnesota||North & South Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin|
|Michigan||Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Ontario (Canada)|
|Nevada||Utah, Arizona, California, Idaho, Oregon|
|New Jersey||New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, Washington D.C.|
|Pennsylvania||Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York|
|South Carolina||Georgia, North Carolina|
|Washington||British Columbia (Canada), California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon|
|Texas||Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, New Mexico|
For one-way rentals across state lines, the geographical restrictions described in the table above are waived with a matching itinerary showing the same pickup and drop off locations. However, the Vehicle may only be used in the continental United States as well as British Columbia and Ontario, Canada.
Additional Restrictions for Local Renters*Local renters* picking up a vehicle at locations servicing an airport or port may not use the rental vehicle outside the State of pick-up if they do not have a return airline ticket/boarding pass or round trip itinerary. Proof of insurance might be required.
One-way RentalsUsually all one-way rentals within Sixt locations are allowed. Additional fees may apply.
International one-way rentals are not allowed.
(One-way Rentals = OW)
Navigation systems (portable or built-in) can definitely be added.
|Accessory||USD/Day||USD/Week||USD/Maximum per rental|
Sirius XM Satellite Radio is added subject to availability.
Sirius XM Satellite Radio
Additional DriverA fee applies for the additional driver, whose details are noted in the rental agreement only if the additional driver presents a valid driver's license. For rentals in the state of California and in other locations where required by applicable law, the additional driver is free of charge.
An Additional Driver Surcharge of USD 11.99/day with a maximum charge of USD 99.99 per rental applies.
(Additional Driver = AD)
You can get baby seats, child seats and booster seats for children from 0 to 36 kg (0 to 79 lb.) at the Sixt station guaranteed.
Baby and Booster Seats
|Accessory||USD/Day||USD/Maximum per rental|
Baby Seat (guaranteed)
(0-13 kg/ 0-28 lb)
Child Seat (guaranteed)
(0-10 kg/ 0-22 lb, 9-18 kg/ 20-40 lb)
Booster Seat (guaranteed)
(15-36 kg/ 33-79 lb)
Some states have toll roads which may or may not accept cash. You have a choice on how you want to pay for tolls:
Express Toll/ EZ Toll Pass
(1) Express Toll/ EZ Toll Pass Service:
For your convenience, you can purchase our optional Express Toll Service which offers unlimited use of automated toll lanes. Price and availability vary by state and is subject to federal and local taxes.
(2) Pay Per Use:
If you do not select our Express Toll/ EZ Toll Pass Service, and do not pay cash at a toll, you are automatically enrolled in our pay per use program. The cost for this service will be the cost of the toll plus a $5.00 administration fee per toll. You can avoid the administration fee and any other charges by paying the toll in cash, avoiding any cashless toll road or passage, or using your own electronic toll device.
Our optional Express Toll Service offers unlimited use of all automated toll lanes for a daily prepaid rate of USD 7.99/day with a maximum charge of USD 128,99/rental in general.
In California, Washington and Texas our optional Express Toll Service is available for a daily prepaid rate of USD 9.49/day with a maximum charge of USD 151,99/rental.
Our optional EZ Toll Pass for Weehawken, Edgewater and Boston airport will be offered for a daily prepaid rate of $3.95/day with a maximum charge of $40.00/month plus tax (6% - 18%).
(Express Toll Service = T1; EZ Toll Pass Service = EZ)
Refueling OptionsAll vehicles are supplied with a full tank of fuel and should be refilled prior to the return at Sixt, otherwise our current refueling charge applies. The price per gallon will be stated on the rental agreement and includes the price of fuel and the service to refuel the car.
(Fuel = FC)
Alternatively, you may purchase a whole tank of fuel before or at the time of rental at a price that is competitive with local fuel stations and return the tank empty. No refunds will be given for unused fuel.
(Prepaid Fuel = PF; Pick up full - return low = TF)
Delivery and CollectionDeliveries and collections are available at the local rental station subject to a fee.
(Delivery = DL
Collection = CO)
This service is only available at our LAX airport location. This service will provide you with a VIP experience which includes: Chauffer pickup from LAX airport baggage claim, Diamond Lounge access, and a VIP parking space.
(Diamond Service = M1)
Other Charges and Taxes
Recovery FeesAt some locations, Sixt has elected to impose certain 'recovery fees' to recover all or a portion of its expenses related to overhead costs. Some of the Recovery Fees imposed at certain locations include : Hotel Concession Recovery Fee, Courtesy Shuttle Recovery, Vehicle Upkeep Recovery, Facility Recovery, Counter Processing Recovery, and AVI Recovery Charge.
(Hotel Concession Recovery Fee (HC), Courtesy Shuttle Recovery (CR), Vehicle Upkeep Recovery (VR), Facility Recovery (FA) or (Y), Counter Processing Recovery (CP), and AVI Recovery Charge (RC))
Customer Facility ChargeThe Airport requires that all car rental companies servicing that airport to collect this fee. The money collected is used to pay for new car rental facilities.
(RCF Charge = RC)
Vehicle License FeeThis fee is allocated to recover the cost Sixt pays for vehicle registration, licensing and related fees applicable to a rental. This fee varies by location and is subject to federal and local taxes.
(Vehicle License Fee = V1/V2)
Energy SurchargeEnergy costs are a large portion of Sixt's operating expenses apart from the costs of refueling vehicles. To offset this significant cost, Sixt is imposing an Energy Surcharge. This charge is an estimate and is not intended to give a precise measure of Sixts actual energy costs incurred by each individual customer.
(Energy surcharge = EN)
A Tourism surcharge applies to all rentals in Connecticut as required for all rental car companies by the State of Connecticut. This money is given to the state to fund activities related to tourism.
(Tourism Surcharge = G1)
Those fees can either be mandatory or permitted, depending on the applicable law. Those fees vary by location and are subject to federal and local taxes. More information about those fees can be provided at the rental counter.
Rental Surcharge, County Surcharge, Hospitality Fee and Domestic Security Fee
(Rental Surcharge/Transportation Assistance Tax = TX, County Surcharge = E, Hospitality Fee = HF, Domestic Security Fee = G3)
TaxesAll prices are net prices. State, federal and local taxes apply to all rentals.
*Local renters are defined as renters who pick up a rental vehicle in the state of their residence as identified by the address on their driver's license.
For partner with individual agreements alternative prices and regulations can apply.
(subject to change)
Terms of booking on this website
The rates on this website are often heavily discounted. This is due to our negotiated rates and bulk buying power. On very rare occasions, a rate may be displayed incorrectly due to our, or a vehicle supplier's error. In such a case, if you book with us at a quoted rate that is incorrect, we will notify you of any price change and give you the option to proceed or cancel. We make every effort to keep information on our site up to date, but we cannot guarantee this website is free of errors or omissions and retain the right to update or change the information published at any time.
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When you pick up your vehicle, you will be required to sign a rental agreement with the supplier of the vehicle. Your rental and use of the vehicle will be governed by the terms of the rental agreement and any other documentation or information provided to you by the supplier at the time you pick up your vehicle. The rental agreement is between you and the supplier and we will not be liable to you or to any third party in relation to the terms of the supplier's rental agreement or any other documentation provided to you by the supplier at the time of pick up.
While we will make reasonable efforts to ensure we are representing only reputable suppliers, we make no warranty about the fitness or suitability of any third party (supplier) product or service and will not accept responsibility for the quality or fitness of any vehicle. We welcome feedback from our customers on their experience with our suppliers. We may, at our discretion, provide you with reasonable assistance in resolving any dispute you may have with a supplier.
Our total liability to you in relation to your use of this website and the information contained on this website will not exceed the dollar amount of the deposit we have received from you in relation to your booking/rental. Refunds will not be made for bookings cancelled due to inclement weather. Again, we strongly recommend that you take out travel insurance. Your use of this website is governed by the laws of New Zealand and the jurisdiction of the New Zealand courts.
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If you are booking via phone, please make sure you have read the terms and conditions of the vehicle you wish to rent first. Our reservations consultant will ask you if you have read the terms and agree to them before proceeding. The onus is always on the renter to ensure they make themselves fully aware of the terms displayed on our website.
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Vehicle capacity and fitness to drive
Under no circumstances are you permitted to carry more passengers than the vehicle you rent is legally registered to carry, and if you do your insurance may be invalidated. The number of seatbelts (and passengers) is indicated next to each vehicle on this website. Luggage capacity where shown is an indication only and we will not be responsible should you be unable to fit your entire luggage into a vehicle. It is your responsibility to choose a journey that is within your capabilities. A vehicle supplier can refuse to rent a vehicle to any person who is in their opinion unfit to drive or does not meet eligibility requirements. In such circumstances we will have no further liability to you.
In the event of cancellation, any deposit amounts paid at the time of booking are non-refundable.
If you are unsatisfied with our service, please contact us within 48 hours of placing your booking or request and we will work to resolve any issues and determine if compensation is due. In the event you have completed your rental and are unhappy with your vehicle, we are happy to assist you in seeking compensation from the operator of the vehicle.
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