Trip cost breakdown
The elements below contribute to the cost of a trip. Depending on your choices, your trip cost may not include them all. But you’ll better understand your trip cost totals if you become familiar with them.
We’ll show you an itemized list of Turo charges at checkout. You can review them before you submit your trip request. If there’s something you want to change, back arrow out of the screen.
If you book a trip with a Commercial Host, they may charge added costs. You and the host will agree on the final cost of the trip at or before the trip start. The host will charge those costs to you outside of Turo and won’t appear on your trip cost breakdown at checkout.
Trip cost elements
This is a vehicle’s listed rate multiplied by the trip length. Host set their own standard daily rate for all dates or set different prices for different days. Some hosts let Turo’s Automatic Pricing feature set their prices. Whatever the case, the Trip price you see will always reflect the vehicle’s standard daily rate for your chosen travel dates.
This fee is a variable percentage of the Trip price. We show you the exact amount at checkout before you submit your request. Guests in Germany pay a flat trip fee of €1 per day. This fee covers the costs of our 24/7 customer support, platform security and upgrades, and vendor fees.
This is the cost of the protection plan you choose. Plan availability vary by country. Each plan costs a different amount and offers different levels of coverage. If you book a car with a Commercial Host, they’ll offer their own commercial rental insurance. They’ll manage and price insurance and charge you for it outside of Turo. Hosts who charge for their own protection plan, must make that clear in their vehicle listing.
Young Driver Fee
If you’re between the ages of 18-24, we’ll charge you a Young driver fee. If you’re age 25 and booking a vehicle in the US, we’ll also charge you this fee. This fee is a percentage of the trip price or up to $15 per day. The percentage you’re charged depends on your age. If you book a trip with a Commercial Host, we won’t charge this fee, but your host might. If they do, they’ll include it in their vehicle listing.
This is the amount a host charges to pickup and drop off a vehicle. That single listed fee covers delivery at the start and end of a trip.
This is the cost to buy optional convenience or physical items some hosts offer. These include conveniences such as prepaid refuel, unlimited mileage, or post-trip cleaning. Or may be items such as bicycles, sleeping bags, picnic baskets and the like. Hosts set their own price for Extras.
This is the cost to book a trip in a high-value vehicle or for some US guests to book any trip on Turo. We charge a security deposit to guests under age 30 who book a Deluxe Class car. And we charge a deposit to all guests who book a Super Deluxe Class car. We also charge a deposit to a small segment of US guests based on their auto-insurance score, trip details, and other factors. Neither Turo nor hosts can waive or remove these deposits.
- The US state of Maryland requires us to collect an 8% tax from guests whose trip begins or ends in Maryland. The tax applies to the full trip cost, except deposits.
- The US state of Indiana requires us to collect a 7% tax from guests whose trip begins or ends in Indiana. The tax applies to the full trip cost, except deposits, protection plan, and delivery.
- The province of Quebec in Canada requires us to collect the Quebec Sales tax of 9.975% on services Turo provides.
- Some US hosts may live in states that require them to collect taxes. If a host is going to charge for tax, they must mention that cost in their vehicle listing. They must also confirm it with you once you’ve submitted your trip request.
We display the Trip Price and related costs differently from region to region. It’s shown in Canadian dollars (CAD) for trips in Canada. It’s shown in euros (€) for trips in Germany and all countries in the eurozone. It’s shown in pounds (£) for trips in the UK. It’s shown in US dollars (US$) for trips in the US and everywhere else.