Debit Card Policy

What is Alamo's debit card policy in North America?


In the USA and Canada, rental locations only accept debit cards that bear the following logos

  • VISA
  • MasterCard
  • Discover Card

Debit cards without one of these logos are not accepted.


Important to note

In the USA and Canada, debit cards will only be accepted if you can share:

  • Proof of your entry into the country at the pick-up rental location, and
  • Proof of your departure from the country at the drop-off rental location
    This could be an airline boarding pass or train ticket, for example.

If you do not have any supporting evidence, then a credit card will also be required.

Puerto Rico

In Puerto Rico, a credit card in the name of the renter must be presented at the time of pick-up. Debit cards are accepted only for payment at time of return.

Try the Alamo Gold package

If you're hiring a car in North America, Alamo Gold should be your first choice. You get:

  • Unlimited mileage
  • Full tank of fuel
  • 3 additional drivers
  • Collision Damage Waiver (CDW)
  • $1 million liability coverage
  • Zero excess in the USA

Learn more about our Alamo Gold car rental package

Why Choose Alamo Rent A Car

With great value, service to match and more than 1,500 rental locations at airports and train stations throughout North America's most popular tourist destinations, Alamo Rent A Car is the brand families and holidaymakers trust with their holiday car hire.  

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