Costco car rental program

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By David Em
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One of the best perks of being a Costco member is that you get discounted prices through the Costco car rental program.

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Benefits of renting a car through Costco

If you’re a Costco member, you can enjoy discounts when you rent a car through the Costco Travel portal. Aside from good deals, you’ll receive the following benefits:

  • One free additional driver.
  • No cancellation fee.
  • No prepayment is needed.
  • Easy price comparison.
  • Ability to add a loyalty number.

Another benefit is that you can book a rental car in Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Spain, the U.K., and the U.S., including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

How to rent a car through Costco

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If you’re ready to book a rental car, you can visit the rental car page on Costco Travel or call them at 1-866-921-7925. If you’re booking through the website, you’ll need the location, date, and time for both pick-up and drop-off.

Also, it does require you to check the box to confirm that you’re older than 25 years old.

If you’re younger, you can still get the Costco Member Discount. However, you may have to pay an Underage Driver Fee and must book directly with the rental company by calling 1-866-921-7925.

Which car rental companies participate?

When you book your rental car through Costco Travel, you can choose between the following companies:

  • Alamo
  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Enterprise

Instead of having a fleet of cars, Costco partners with four of the top car rental companies and negotiates discounted rates for you.

Frequently asked questions

Are there extra fees for one-way rentals?

If you’re doing a one-way rental, there’ll be a drop fee or higher rate. You won’t have to pay anything at the drop-off location as it’ll be included.

Can I rent a car for more than 30 days?

Yes, and you’ll have to check with the company to see if there are any requirements.

Do Costco car rentals offer unlimited miles?

Although many locations include unlimited mileage, you’ll have to verify with the mileage section when you’re choosing a listing.


The Costco car rental program is a great way to get low prices when you rent a car. You can easily compare prices from the top car rental companies, and the reservations are flexible, as there’s no cancellation fee.

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