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If you’re looking to hit the road as soon as possible, trust Avis to get you home or wherever you need to go. Use these always-available last-minute car rental deals to travel to each and every corner of the U.S.



 Lock in our best rates when you Pay Now.

Pay for your car rental now so you have one less thing to worry about for your last-minute trip. You’ll save up to 35% and get our best rates available when you select Pay Now.

How: Submit your rental dates into the form above and find your desired vehicle, then choose to Pay Now.



More Last-Minute Car Rental Deals and Discounts

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Save up to 30% on top of already discounted rates.


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Get up to 10% off for weekly car rental. 



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The Avis Best Price Guarantee

Our Best Price Guarantee means you can book with confidence on This pledge applies even to last-minute car rental reservations and includes these two guarantees:

  • You save up to 35% on the base rate when you pay now.

  • We’ll give you an additional discount if you find a lower price on an Avis car somewhere else.

Take advantage of these last-minute travel deals today—no need to book weeks in advance to secure the best rate.


Last-Minute Car Rental FAQs


Can I rent a car last minute?

Yes, Avis offers last-minute car rentals and travel deals, depending on availability. You can call our customer service representatives at the location you plan to rent a car, or show up during business hours and see what’s available.

Can you get a rental car same day?

Yes, you can get a rental car the same day as making a reservation. However, there may not be any rental cars available, or the vehicle selection may be limited. Fill out the form above to see the current rates and availability for same-day car rentals and for the best last-minute travel deals. 

Tip: To get a last-minute car rental the same day as making a reservation, you do need to set your pickup time at least one hour ahead of the current time. 

Is it cheaper to rent a car last minute? 

Sometimes it can be cheaper to reserve a last-minute car rental, but you are always taking the chance that there won’t be any rentals available. Rental prices also fluctuate and can be influenced by the day of the week, holidays, and availability. If getting the best deal is your goal, you don’t need to wait until the last minute. When you book ahead and choose “Pay Now” you get a discount on your rental rate.

What is the best day to book a car rental? 

When it comes to freedom and low rental rates, any day is the best day to book a car rental with Avis. Plan a last-minute trip or grab a rental after an unexpected car malfunction. Rates vary from day to day, and Avis team members are always ready to help you find travel deals today. 

How late can you be to pick up a rental car? 

Each Avis location has its own specific business hours. If you want to know how late you can pick up a car, go to that specific location page to see its current operating hours. If you are going to be more than 30 minutes late for a reservation, call the Avis pick-up location and let them know you are still coming. Or for easier access to updating reservations, download the Avis App and make changes as you go.