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Car hire in the USA

Car hire

No Fuss Car Hire

Everyone loves their independence, and hire cars offer you just that. Wherever you’re holidaying, car rental is a great way to get out and about and explore the harder to reach places or neighbouring towns without having to worry about navigating local public transport. Come and go as you please and see what you want, when you want. Car hire is all about minimal hassle, maximum freedom.

We’ve partnered with the best of the best car hire companies around the world to ensure your trip (and your car) runs smoothly. Holiday car rental has never been simpler.

Our exclusive Alamo car hire packages in the USA include:

  • Complete Clean pledge

    Rent safely knowing your vehicle has been sanitized and cleaned before you collect it

  • Fully Inclusive package

    Includes one free additional driver plus up to $1m third party insurance cover and CDW (cover for your own hire car) 

  • 24/7 assistance

    Breakdown and accident assistance included

  • Exclusive Gold Plus package

    Our exclusive Gold Plus package includes GPS, child seats, a tank of fuel, 4 drivers and underage fees

  • Flying Club bonus

    Virgin Atlantic Flying Club members receive 1000 bonus Virgin points, simply present your membership card upon arrival

  • Online check-in available

    Avoid the airport queues and check-in for your car collection online Check-in

  • One way hire

    Discover the USA, we offer free one way car hire if your're travelling within Florida, or travelling within California or travelling between California and Nevada or Arizona. Other one way rentals do incur a fee. 

Plus in Florida:

  • Speedy collection

    Dedicated check in desks and booth in the Garage for Virgin customers only 

Our car hire locations

Car Hire

Save £40 on USA car hire

Rev up your motor, set the sat-nav and make sure you’ve got plenty of snacks — we’re heading off along the highways and byways of the USA.

Our partners Alamo and National provide car hire in over 280 locations across the USA with award winning service and a whole range of exclusive benefits.

Save £40 on car hire with a new package holiday of 5 nights or more. 

^Saving already applied in prices shown. Terms and conditions apply.

Adapted vehicles

Adapted car and van hire

Freedom to explore, shop or visit the vast array of attractions on offer in your chosen destination*, we’ve got it covered. Rent a wheelchair accessible vehicle with ramped access and tie downs for all or part of your vacation, delivered to the airport or your hotel, you choose, after all it’s your holiday. Included with your rental you'll recieve one on one training on how to use the equipment and support from our supplier in resort.

*Subject to destination and additional charge. Insurance is not included.

Hand controls and steering balls are available throughout the US in a variety of vehicle types – please contact the Special Assistance team for further details.

Virgin Atlantic Holidays Special Assistance Team can be contacted Monday–Friday 9.00am–5.30pm on 0344 557 3998 or e-mail

USA Car Hire Terms and Conditions

For 2022 and 2023 departures Click here


Canada Car Hire Terms and Conditions

For 2022 and 2023 departures Click here

Discount of £40 per car component when booking for a minimum of 5 days car hire in Florida and/or USA. The discount will automatically apply when car hire with the correct criteria is added to a package holiday booking. Offer valid on bookings made between 24th June 2022 – 30th September 2022 for all travel dates in 2022 and 2023, and is subject to availability and standard terms and conditions. Offers are valid for the relevant division of the Virgin Atlantic Holidays Group only, for definition visit Offer is combinable with other promotions including the Frequent Virgin Club and Virgin Atlantic Flying Club unless otherwise stated. When booking by telephone or in-store a non-refundable booking fee applies. Calls cost no more than calls to geographical numbers (01 or 02). This offer is for sales from the UK only, and applicable to all customers who are booking car hire in the USA. Drivers must be over the age of 21 to hire a car unless otherwise specified. Drivers between 21 and 24 years of age may be subject to additional costs. ATOL protected (2358) and ABTA (V2043) for Virgin Atlantic Holidays. This offer is promoted by Virgin Holidays Limited (trading as Virgin Atlantic Holidays) The VHQ, Fleming Way, Crawley RH10 9DF.

The promotion is as stated, and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The promotions are not transferable and are subject to availability.

No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.

The promoter reserves the right to hold void, suspend, cancel, or amend the promotion and these terms and conditions at any time without notice where it becomes necessary to do so or if circumstances arise outside of the promotor’s control.

The promoter is also not responsible for failure to meet any of its obligations under the terms and conditions where such failure is due to events beyond its reasonable control. By entering the promotion, the entrants agree to release the promoter from any liability whatsoever for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the promotion (except death or personal injury caused by the promoter’s negligence, for fraud, or otherwise as prohibited by law).

The entrants are deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions upon entry. The promoter reserves the right to refuse entry or refuse to award the discount to anyone in breach of these terms and conditions.

The decision of the promoter regarding any aspect of the promotion is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into about it.

These terms and conditions will be governed by English law and entrants submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

By entering this promotion, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.


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Your holiday may be affected by travel restrictions or cancellations

We are continually reviewing our flying schedules, taking into account the  Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advice against all non-essential travel. Depending on when you are due to travel, your holiday may be affected and we’ll email you to let you know as least 21 days before travel.

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Your next holiday is only a click away - our website has thousands of options ready to book. But if you need more help, just give us a call on 0344 472 9646.

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Latest Foreign & Commonwealth Office repatriation travel advice

Over the past few weeks, we have repatriated our customers from overseas who wanted to come home.  

Please visit this page to keep up to date with the Government’s travel advice on returning to the UK, and to register for email alerts.

How would you like to talk to us?

With many customers needing our help, we are prioritising those customers due to travel before 31 December 2020. Log in to Manage my booking where you can message us about your options or you can give us a call. Bear in mind you may have to wait longer than expected. We continue to review this and working to open up these options to more customers. In the meantime check out our FAQs to see if this can help answer any immediate questions.

Stay tuned for the latest updates

Rest assured; we will notify you as soon as we know if your holiday has been affected by email. 

We are continually reviewing our flying schedules, taking into account the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advice against all non-essential travel. Depending on when you are due to travel, your holiday may be affected and we’ll email you to let you know as least 21 days before travel.

Let’s talk

If you need to speak to us to change or cancel your booking you can call our team on 0344 472 9646 or chat to us on SMS/Whatspp via Manage my booking.

For the latest information on Covid-19 you can check our FAQs here.

Payment flexibility

Don’t worry if you’ve missed a payment or just need a little more time to pay; we have options available to help you. If your holiday is going ahead as planned, you can continue to pay for your holiday in Manage my booking, even if travelling in less than 12 weeks. If you’re unsure, you can delay any additional payments by choosing a new time to travel by requesting a call back in Manage My booking for one of our team to look at options. If your holiday is more than 6 months away, you may wish to set up a Direct Debit to spread the cost. This can be arranged whilst rebooking or afterwards in Manage my booking.

We're flexible with your holiday plans

We understand that you may wish to change your holiday plans and we appreciate the need for flexibility. 

We'll be in touch by email letting you know how to register to change your holiday plans. You can also log into Manage my booking to find the details there. 

Please look out for emails from us or visit our dedicated Covid-19 (Coronavirus) page for the latest updates.

You're holiday is going ahead as planned

If we haven’t notified you of any changes, your holiday will be going ahead as planned but if you prefer to move your holiday to a later time we can help. You can call our team on 0344 472 9499 who can look at options for you.

Thank you for your patience and understanding

Payments are being prioritised based on when the request was made, working in order from March 2020 onwards. We will always try to process refunds at the earliest opportunity, for requests before August our maximum timeframe is 120 days. As we are steadily reducing the maximum processing time for each new request, for refund requests made in August, we expect the maximum processing time to be 80 days, from the date the refund is requested. For those requesting a refund in September, we expect it to be processed within a maximum of 60 days, and then reduce to 30 days for refunds requested in October, before returning to normal levels.

We'll be in touch soon

To finalise the amendment, one of our customer advisors will phone you. We need to work through amend requests in departure date order so we can prioritise those with the most imminent travel plans, so you may have a longer wait than usual until we’re able to ring you back. We will help everyone that wants to move their holiday.

I returned early from holiday and have further questions?

You can contact our team by emailing to discuss options on unused portions of your holiday. If you need to contact our team about amending an existing holiday or requesting a refund please log in to manage my booking.

I am currently on holiday and I need to speak to someone

The easiest way to contact us while you are away is via WhatsApp. To get the conversation started, click the link and type "hello” .

or you can get in touch with our in-resort team during local opening hours

Find contact details for your location

Outside of local resort office hours you can call us in the UK +44 (0) 344 472 9626 (option 2) or email us

If you are in the USA or Canada please email:

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