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How to Avoid Additional Driver Fees

There are no additional driver fees in California State. This is defined by law.

There are no additional driver fee at below airports

  • Los Angeles Airport
  • San Francisco Airport
  • San Diego Airport
  • San Jose Airport
  • Sacramento Airport

These are the most travelled airports in California.

Additional Driver Fee for USA

Airport Airport Code City State
Additional Driver Fee
LAX Los Angeles California FREE
SFO San Francisco California FREE
SAN San Diego California FREE
OAK Oakland California FREE
SJC San Jose California FREE
SNA Santa Ana California FREE
SMF Sacramento California FREE
ONT Ontario California FREE
Bob Hope Airport BUR Burbank California FREE
Long Beach Airport LGB Long Beach California FREE
Palm Springs Airport PSP Palm Springs California FREE
FAT Fresno California FREE
Santa Barbara Airport SBA Santa Barbara California FREE
LAS Las Vegas Nevada Spouse is FREE
RNO Reno Nevada Spouse is FREE
MCI Kansas City Missouri Spouse is FREE
ORD Chicago Illinois Spouse is FREE
MDW Chicago Illinois Spouse is FREE
General Mitchell International Airport
MKE Milwaukee Wisconsin Spouse is FREE
John F. Kennedy International Airport
JFK New York New York $3/day
LaGuardia Airport LGA New York New York $3/day

There is no additional driver fee for spouse in Illinois, Missouri, Nevada, Oregon, and Wisconsin States. There will be no additional driver fee for spouse at Las Vegas Airport, Chicago O’hare Airport, Chicgo Midway Airport, Portland Airport.

Additional driver fee in New York State is only $3/day. It is much lower than other States where it could be $10/day.

It is crucial to add all drivers to your rental contract because of insurance or damage waiver issues. If a driver who is not listed on the contract gets into an accident, you may not be covered for the damage.

For other States, additional driver fee varies by car rental company. Some rental car companies waive the fee for AAA, AARP, USAA members.

A single driver can drive the car to avoid the additional driver fee.