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Do any rental car companies at PTY rent to a 21 year old?

atlanta
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Do any rental car companies at PTY rent to a 21 year old?

I recently traveled in Costa Rica and was able to rent a car from National with no added surcharge. So far, I am only seeing 25 as the minimum age to rent a car in Panama? Any local companies rent to 21 year olds? (interviewing for intern opportunities..not there to party)

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1. Re: Do any rental car companies at PTY rent to a 21 year old?

Thrifty's Panama web site says minimum age 21, no mention of surcharge. Budget says $3/day extra if you're under 25. Didn't check any others.

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2. Re: Do any rental car companies at PTY rent to a 21 year old?

at Budgetpanama.com, their website says minimum age is 25 (no options for under 25) and the thrift website says there is a surcharge of 9.99/day. but at least that is an option albeit an expensive one.

Thanks

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3. Re: Do any rental car companies at PTY rent to a 21 year old?

For Budget, see this page:

www.budgetpanama.com/modules.php?module=35

You're right about Thrifty; sorry I missed that.

Avis says 21 is OK if you use Amex.

You can research others from this starting point:

panamabusinessandtravel.com/panama-car-renta…

But, Panama businesses are famous for lousy internet presence; you may have to call them to get definite answers.

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4. Re: Do any rental car companies at PTY rent to a 21 year old?

An afterthought: Are your interviews in Panama City? If yes, you don't need (nor want) a rental car; taxis are the way to go. Rent a car only for exploring outside Panama City.

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5. Re: Do any rental car companies at PTY rent to a 21 year old?

Thanks!!

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