There’s nothing quite like hitting the open road in a camper van, and fortunately you don’t have to invest in a van of your own to try out vanlife – you can just rent one! We’ve put together a list of the top 21 camper van rental companies to give you a starting point for your next U.S. road trip.
21 best camper van rental companies for a U.S. road trip:
1. Peace Vans
Peace Vans is based in Seattle and offers both vintage and modern camper van rentals in the Pacific Northwest. They have a fleet of VW Vanagons and Mercedes Metrises, all of which can fit up to four people (two adults and two children) comfortably.
The Vanagons are an average of 30 years old and have all been lovingly restored and cared for, but they do not have AC. If AC is critical for you while driving, the Metris fleet is modern, fully decked out with amenities, and better-suited to long trips.
All Peace Vans are equipped with a fridge (except Weekender models), pop-top tents that sleep two people, interior bench/bed conversions that sleep two, kitchen kits, cleaning supplies, cooking basics (spices and condiments), headlamps, awnings, camping table and chairs for everyone in the rental party, and a two-burner propane stove for outdoor cooking.
Bedding and a ground tent for extra sleeping/storage space are available as add-ons for extra fees.
Peace Vans has a 6-night minimum rental period during the summer months and a 4-night minimum during the off-season. The prices also change based on the season – currently (summer months), all vans are $225 per night plus taxes, insurance and cleaning fees, with the exception of two specialized vans which range up to $350 per night.
Peace Vans are unique in that they are all pop-tops, and you can experience traveling in an OG Vanagon stress-free.
More info: peacevans.com (featured image top of article)
2. Escape Campervans
Escape Campervans is actually the largest van rental company in North America with 13 locations (and counting) across the US and Canada: in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Denver, Salt Lake City, Chicago, Orlando, New York City, Vancouver, and Calgary.
Renters can choose between a round-trip rental or a one-way rental (subject to additional fees and only within one country – i.e. you cannot pick up a van in Canada and drop it off in the US or vice versa).
They have three sizes of campervans available, as well as a Jeep option with a rooftop tent. The Jeep and Santa Cruz van each sleep two people, while the Mavericks and Big Sur vans can sleep up to five people when outfitted with an optional rooftop sleeper.
All of their vans are custom painted with family-friendly designs by various artists, and all include a sink, fridge, stove, solar/battery system, and a convertible bed/dinette area. Renters can use their own auto insurance if applicable, or policies are available for purchase for $13.99 per day through Escape Campervans.
The minimum trip requirement is between 3 and 14 days, depending on the nature of the reservation and the pickup depot.
There is a $150 non-refundable pet deposit, although pets are not allowed in the vans during the peak months of July, August, and September. The $30-$33 per day mileage deposit covers 100 miles per day averaged over the duration of the trip, and additional miles or unused miles are either charged or credited at 30 cents or 33 cents depending on the size of the van. 24/7 roadside assistance is included.
The rental cost for the vans themselves vary based on location, season, and so forth, but generally range between $100-$180 per night.
Several add-ons are available for extra fees, including bedding kits, winter bedding upgrades, kitchen kits, electric kits including a space heater/fan (for use with campground hookups only), rooftop sleepers, GPS systems, camp tables and chairs, booster/child seats, ground tents for sleeping additional people, solar showers, snow chains, window screens, canopies, propane, and charging accessories.
Escape Vans are widely available all over the country, and the addition of rooftop sleepers makes for a less cramped sleeping situation for four adults or families with two adults and up to three kids.
More info: escapecampervans.com
AlaskaVans is based in Anchorage and offers a fleet of high-roof Ram ProMaster 1500 vans for use solely in Alaska.
All the vans are equipped with top-notch safety features, swiveling front seats with a dinette table, a camp kitchen (kit included), a full-size mattress with bedding included, solar power to charge devices and the included Webasto heater, two Yeti coolers, an awning (May-October only), screened windows with blackout shades, two camp chairs and tables, four gallons of drinking water, solar lanterns, cleaning supplies, and more.
Rental rates vary from $159 per day in the winter to $179 per day in the spring and fall to $219 per day in the summer. Tax and insurance are not included in daily rates, but the company offers 10% off for rentals of 7 or more days. However, the rates do include 300 miles per day averaged over the duration of the trip.
AlaskaVans are only designed for two-person use, and they may not be driven on certain roads, off-road, into Canada, or on dirt roads longer than one mile (to allow access to organized campgrounds only). They do not allow pets.
Since these campervans are only designed for two people, they are best suited to solo travelers or couples, but they have the distinct advantage of coming with everything you’ll need – no adding on each amenity or piece of gear individually.
More info: alaskavans.com
4. Boho Camper Vans
Boho Camper Vans is based in Tempe and they offer vans both for rental and for sale – in case you fall in love during your rental road trip. Their vans are all designed to sleep two adults and all renters are required to purchase insurance through the company, although there are a few different levels of coverage available.
All Boho vans must be picked up and dropped off at the Tempe location, and the rental includes 200 miles per day, with additional miles charged at 25 cents per mile.
Each Boho van is slightly different, but all come equipped with a Dometic fridge or cooler, a full-size memory foam mattress with bedding, an outdoor shower, a propane stove, a sink, a kitchen kit, two camp chairs, paper towels and toilet paper, privacy curtains, and bath/dish/hand towels.
Prices vary based on the exact model and the season, but generally average about $230 per night, plus a $65 cleaning fee, a basic protection package, and rental tax. No pets are allowed and there’s a 3-night minimum for rentals.
These Instagramable vans are beautifully built and include nearly everything you need to hit the road right away – perfect for couples looking for an easy road trip in the Southwest.
More info: boho.life
5. Jucy RV Rentals
Jucy has US rental locations in San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. They have two van models: the Wavefarer which sleeps two, and the Trailblazer which sleeps four people (one double bed within the van and another in the ‘penthouse’ rooftop tent). Both models come with two butane gas stoves, a fridge, a sink, an indoor table, two bench seats, and window blinds.
Renters can choose to add on accessories for additional fees, including a kitchen kit, a bedding kit, a GPS unit, mileage packages, camp table and chairs, a solar shower, snow chains, child and baby seats, and a winter package.
Renters can either purchase unlimited miles for $25 plus tax per night, or opt for a 500-mile-per-trip package or a 100-mile-per-night package. Pets are generally not allowed, but may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.
Jucy occasionally offers relocation deals for as low as $1 per day so renters can score a deal if they don’t have a super specific destination in mind. While standard rental rates vary, they are typically anywhere between $45 and $110 per night.
Jucy rentals are a great budget option for those looking to experience vanlife without spending an arm and a leg.
More info: jucyusa.com
6. Lost Campers USA
Lost Campers USA has locations in Los Angeles and San Francisco. They offer budget camper rentals, with six different configurations. All the vans can sleep at least two people, and the Hotel Sierra and Hotel Moab models can sleep 4-5 people between the interior bed and the rooftop tent.
Most models have a sink and counter space, and all either have an ice chest or a powered cooler. Half the models have a dual battery system with a power inverter to charge devices.
All the vans include a full size mattress, bedding, a kitchen kit, a two-burner propane stove, a camp table and chairs, unlimited mileage, and 24-hour roadside support. Optional add-ons include a GPS, roof racks, a power cooler, an inverter, sleeping bags, and snow chains.
Renters can either use their own insurance if applicable or purchase supplemental liability insurance and/or a collision damage waiver through Lost Campers.
One-way rentals are allowed between the two depots, but additional fees apply. Pets are allowed in the vans for a $65 fee and renters are required to remove all pet hair from the van prior to returning it. Nightly rentals vary between about $80 and $130 depending on the model of van.
These budget vans are unmarked and unbranded, which makes them a great option for stealth camping.
More info: lostcampersusa.com
7. Mercedes Sprinter RV Rentals
Mercedes Sprinter RV Rentals has 29 rental locations across 11 western states: Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Nevada, Montana, Utah, Arizona, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico. They offer rentals on a weekly, 10-night, 14-night, 21-night, and 28-night basis, with a minimum of 7 or 10 days depending on the trip type and rental location.
They have a two-month maximum, which costs just shy of $25,000 during peak season and includes 8,400 miles.
Mercedes Sprinter RV Rentals offers several different models of Sprinter van conversions that sleep between two and four people. All the units have solar power and battery banks, fridges, microwaves, stoves, kitchen kits, external propane BBQ hookups, toilets, indoor and outdoor showers, heating and cooling systems (even while parked), TVs, and more.
These are luxury, fully self-contained RVs that have everything you need to live comfortably. As such, they are quite a bit more expensive than other van rentals, at around $3,240 for a week ($463 per night) in the winter and around $3,860 for a week ($551 per night) in the summer. If roughing it with public bathrooms or going outdoors isn’t your style, this is the camper rental company for you.
More info: mercedessprinterrvrentals.com
Outdoorsy is different from the other rental companies we’ve covered so far in that they are more similar to AirBnb – it’s a platform for RV owners to safely and easily rent out their personal rigs. As such, there is incredible diversity in the types of camper vans you can find available for rent and the prices vary accordingly.
You can either pick up the camper at the owner’s location or arrange to have it delivered to you. Outdoorsy offers $1 million in insurance protection to protect the RV owners, the renters, and the vehicle itself. Renters are required to pay a security deposit for each rental.
Obviously, the amenities and add-ons will vary for each different rental listing. Some RV owners offer add-ons like camp tables and chairs, grills, and so forth for additional fees. Renters can search for the perfect RV based on their starting location, the type of camper van they would like, price, amenities, and so forth.
Outdoorsy can be a great way to check out several different styles of camper vans over a few different trips to find out what you like before you purchase your own camper van or rent a van for a long trip.
More info: outdoorsy.com
Wandervans has rental locations in Boise, Salt Lake City, Portland, and Spokane. They offer three different sizes of vans. The small and medium van options are both 19 feet long and sleep two people. The small option has an interior height of 4’4” while the medium van comes in two heights: 5’9” or 6’6”.
The large van is 22 feet long, sleeps four people (on two stacked queen beds), and has an interior height of 6’6”.
All campervans include a stove, a fridge, curtains, a bottom sheet on the mattress(es), a fan, a table, camp chairs, and bug screens for the doors. Each rental includes 125 miles per day, and additional miles cost 35 cents or you can opt for a package of daily additional miles. Well-behaved dogs are allowed in Wandervans for an additional fee of $20 per day.
Renters can use their own personal auto insurance in most cases, although Wandervan also offers three different levels of insurance coverage for purchase through All State.
Add-ons are available for additional fees, including a portable campfire, deluxe sheets, a kitchen kit, a port-a-potty, an awning, a shower tent, a towel set, a hammock second row kid’s bed, sleeping bags, a space heater, a bike rack, a hitch basket, booster seats, an extra cooler, and a propane canister.
Prices are subject to change based on the rental location and the season, but at the time of writing (June 2021), nightly rates range from about $100-$200 across all van sizes and rental locations. There may be minimum trip lengths during some seasons, and there is a $75 cleaning fee as well as a $35 processing fee for each trip.
The standard rental is round-trip, although you can arrange a one-way rental directly with the company. However, the additional one-way rental fee can be anywhere from $600-$1600, so it’s not the most economical option.
With the variety of van sizes and available amenities, Wandervans are great for nearly any travelers – families, friends, couples, or solo adventurers.
More info: wandervans.com
ROAMERICA is based in Hood River, Oregon and offers Ford Transit and pop-top Ford Econoline van conversions for rent – each model is available in either 4WD or 2WD.
All vans have five seat belts and two beds. Rentals include 125 miles per night and come with a camp table and chairs, headlamps, tools, a flashlight and lantern, a bike rack, booster seats if necessary, bedding, towels, a kitchen kit, stove, and sink. Extra gear is available for fees, including a tent, a portable toilet, a Helio shower, car seats, pack-n-plays, and toddler hiking backpacks.
4WD drive vans range from $228-$325 per night depending on the season, and 2WD vans range from $208-$285 per night. ROAMERICA offers three different levels of insurance that range from about $30-$50 per day, or you can use your own insurance if applicable. Dogs are allowed with prior approval.
The 4WD Econoline vans have impressive ground clearance and are rugged enough for almost any type of PNW adventure – much more capable than a full-size Sprinter with minimal ground clearance.
More info: roamerica.com
11. Ondevan Campervan
Florida-based Ondevan Campervan offers a fleet of various types of van conversions for use in the US and Canada. Most models can sleep and seat two people, while a few can sleep two adults and a child and one model can sleep and seat four.
Each campervan comes equipped with a kitchen kit, propane stove, privacy curtains, bedding, a picnic table and two chairs, and an emergency kit. All rentals include a basic insurance plan, although renters can upgrade to one of two more comprehensive coverage plans for additional fees.
Mileage is not included with rentals, but renters can choose between 100, 200, or unlimited mileage packages. Other add-ons for additional fees include hammocks, window bug nets, a portable grill, a tent and two sleeping bags, a baby seat, a pet fee, a GPS unit, and airport pick up and drop off.
Nightly rental fees range from $79 to $119, plus mileage, cleaning fee, and taxes. These vans are quite affordable, making them an excellent option for those starting their road trips in the Florida area.
More info: ondevancampervan.com
12. Travellers Autobarn
Travellers Autobarn has three US locations in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and San Francisco. They have two more locations coming soon to Seattle and Denver. Rental minimums vary from 3-14 days depending on the season and the pickup location.
There are three different rental options: bare-bones 2012-2014 Dodge Caravan minivans, and two categories of high-roof Chevy Express vans based on the age of the interior: those from 2013-2015 and those from 2019-2020.
They rent their vans on a daily basis rather than a nightly basis, so for a one-night trip, renters will pay for two days. However, rentals include free unlimited mileage and there is no charge for extra drivers. Daily rates range from about $60 to about $130 depending on the van model and the season.
Renters can use their own insurance if applicable or purchase insurance for $13.99 per day. For a one-time $45 fee, the campervan will be equipped with bedding, a kitchen kit, and camp chairs. Minivans come with essentially no amenities, but renters can add the above kit, a gas cooker, a tent, and/or a cooler to make the van more livable.
The older Chevy Express vans come with a microwave, fridge, gas cooker, and sink, while the newer models come with those amenities plus chairs and a solar panel. All vans can sleep 2-3 adults.
For travelers on a shoestring budget, the minivan rental may be the way to go since it provides a vehicle and a place to sleep for as low as $60 per day.
More info: travellers-autobarnrv.com
13. Go Camp Rentals
Go Camp Rentals is another platform similar to Outdoorsy in that camper van owners can list their personal rigs for rent. Rentals are currently available in Denver, Los Angeles, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle.
New locations are coming soon: Reno, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, and Flagstaff. There are all different types of campervans available for rent on Go Camp, including Sprinters, Transits, ProMasters, Sportsmobiles, Nissans, Delicas, Vanagons, Eurovans, and other specialty vans.
All rentals include bedding, a kitchen kit, camp chairs, towels, and more depending on the van. Nightly rates vary greatly, but generally fall between $100 and $350, plus the cleaning fee, premium vehicle fee (if applicable), roadside assistance fee, driver verification fee, and a service charge.
Each campervan owner has the option to provide add-ons for additional fees as well, including pet fees, bike racks, and so forth. Insurance is required as part of the rental. 125 miles per day are included and additional miles cost between 35 and 50 cents. A security deposit is also mandatory.
This is an amazing way to experience van life in a custom, lovingly maintained camper van that doesn’t have any logos that scream ‘tourist’ on the side.
More info: gocampcampervans.com
14. Road Trip Oregon/Arizona
Road Trip Oregon is located in Portland and their sister location Road Trip Arizona is located in Phoenix. Their rental vans include pop-top Transits, Eurovans, Winnebago Travatos, Sprinters, ProMasters, pop-top Nissan Recons, and Land Rovers with rooftop tents.
All rental vans are equipped with kitchen kits, bedding, and towels. The Eurovan Weekender and Land Rover camper also come with a camp table, camp chairs, a cooler, a camp stove, propane, and a water jug. Beyond that, each van comes with its own set of interior amenities – in some cases wet baths, 4×4, gear garages, fridges, and so forth.
Renters can use personal insurance if it covers rentals, or purchase insurance through Road Trip Oregon for $18 per day. Car seats and booster seats are available for rent for an additional fee, and pets are allowed for a $125 fee. 125 miles per day are included with the rental and additional miles are 35 cents apiece.
More info: roadtriporegon.com
15. Moterra Campervans
Moterra Campervans offers luxury Sprinter rentals from their locations in Jackson Hole, San Francisco, Whitefish, Salt Lake City, and Las Vegas. They have a minimum rental of 5 nights in peak seasons and 3 nights in off seasons.
Rentals include 100 miles per night and additional mileage can be purchased in a package for $25 for 100 miles or on a per-mile basis at 35 cents per mile. One-way rentals are available for an additional fee on a case-by-case basis.
There are three different models available, although all of the vans are 19-foot 4WD diesel Sprinters. The pop-top classic option sleeps four and seats five, the pop-top plus sleeps four and seats eight, and the high roof sleeps two and seats six.
All vans are stocked with full kitchens, kitchen kits, bedding, portapotty toilets, thermostat heaters, solar lights, camp tables and chairs, picnic blankets, slingshots (yes, really), bear spray, towels, cleaning supplies, and solar electric systems.
The Sprinters are all decked out with bells and whistles like cruise control, bluetooth audio, touchscreen navigation, a backup camera, lane assist technology, and so forth. Personal insurance can be used or renters can purchase coverage through Moterra. Nightly rental costs are in the mid-$300s, not including tax and insurance.
For those who aren’t completely convinced about camping or RVing, these luxury Sprinters will provide every amenity even on the road.
More info: gomoterra.com
16. Native Campervans
Native Campervans has locations in Denver, Salt Lake City, and Las Vegas. They have three sizes of vans, cleverly named The Biggie (ProMaster), The Smalls (ProMaster City), and The Squad (ProMaster with optional rooftop tent). All vans are stocked with kitchen facilities, bedding, and camp tables and chairs.
The Biggie is the most equipped, with a fridge, freezer, sink, two-burner stove, kitchen kit, and more.
Every rental includes 100 miles per night, basic insurance coverage, free extra drivers, and kitchen essentials. Additional mileage packages start at $20 per day. Daily rates range from around $149 to $259 depending on the van model and the season.
Add-ons are available for extra fees, including bike racks, tents, solar showers, sunshades, hammocks, bouldering crash pads, roof boxes, sleeping bags, rooftop tents, and winter packages. One-way rentals are available for a $300 relocation fee.
More info: nativecampervans.com
17. Hawaii/California Surf Campers
This company has locations on the north shore of Oahu and in San Diego. They mainly specialize in retro van conversions, with a fleet of Vanagons, VW Buses, Ford E Series vans, and one newer Ford Transit with a pop-top. The vans each come with their own personalities, amenities, and sleeping capacity.
Some of their vintage vans are manual transmissions and require experienced drivers to handle them properly.
Most of the vans are less than $200 per night to rent, not counting insurance and Hawaii rental fees. The company does specify exactly what comes with a van rental or whether mileage is included, so be sure to check those details before booking with Hawaii Surf Campers.
More info: hawaiisurfcampers.com
18. Van Craft Rentals
Van Craft Rentals has locations in San Diego and Denver and is adding another location in San Francisco soon. They currently have short and long wheelbase Sprinter vans available for rent, although they will be adding a micro camper van option soon. Short wheelbase vans can seat four, sleep two in the bed and another two with the addition of a rooftop tent, and they start at $189 per day.
Long wheelbase vans can seat six, sleep two in the and another four in a rooftop tent, and start at $199 per day. Insurance and sales tax are not included in the daily rates.
Different rates apply based on the season, the van type, and the length of the rental, with three days as the minimum. There are incremental discounts for trips longer than seven days, although there may be a 10% premium for holidays. Dogs are allowed in the vans for no extra charge, although damage to the van and/or failure to clean up after the dog will result in fees.
Van Craft does not offer one-way rentals.
All van rentals come with 150 miles per day (39 cents per mile for overages), a kitchen kit, cleaning supplies, bedding, camp chairs, an outdoor rug, a shovel, a shower mat and heated outdoor shower, a first aid kit, a propane stove and propane, a fridge, an awning, a heater, window shades, and snow chains.
Optional add-ons include 24/7 roadside assistance, a rooftop tent, a bike rack, and a portable cartridge toilet.
More info: van-craft.com
19. Maine Campers
Maine Campers is based in Eliot, Maine. They have a fleet of VW Westfalia campers available for rent in the beautiful northeast. Each van can seat and sleep four adults and they are mostly manual transmissions, although renters can inquire about an automatic if necessary. There is a 7-day minimum for van rentals, and the vans are all $195 per night.
Each van has two double beds (one in the pop-top), a two-burner stove, sink and drinking water, a fridge, privacy curtains, insect screens, a kitchen kit, bedding, towels, camp chairs, propane, cleaning supplies, and safety gear. Each rental includes 100 miles per day and extra miles are billed at 35 cents per mile. Well-behaved dogs are allowed with no fee.
These retro campers can be a great way to easily explore the coast of Maine and the surrounding area, although it’s a good idea to brush up on your manual driving skills before taking one of these out!
More info: mainecampers.com
20. Voyager Campervans
Voyager Campervans has locations in Minneapolis, Austin, Phoenix, and Nashville. They don’t currently have any one-way trips available, but they encourage renters to check back periodically. They have three different set-ups available, all in Ram ProMaster City vans: Minny V1, V2, and V3. All of them sit and sleep two people, but they have a variety of different sleeping and seating arrangements.
Vans are equipped with a stove, kitchen kit, two camp chairs, a solar-powered cooler, a built-in sink, and bedding. Each rental includes 175 miles per day, and extra mileage costs 25 cents per mile or unlimited mileage costs $20 per day. Renters also get free roadside assistance, and can opt for insurance coverage for $20 per day if their personal insurance doesn’t cover the rental.
Rates are subject to change and vary based on the pickup location, but generally range from $119-$149 per night, with incrementally reduced nightly rates for trips longer than three days.
These miniature campers are super easy to drive and excellent for a solo or couple adventure.
More info: voyagercampervans.com
21. Vintage Surfari Wagons
Vintage Surfari Wagons is based in South Los Angeles and offers a fleet of vintage VW campers from the 1970s to the 2000s, including Bay Windows, Vanagons, and Eurovans. Some vans have lovingly maintained stock interiors, while others have been revamped with modern amenities.
All vans have dining/living areas that convert to full beds and some have additional full beds in the pop-top. The vans are equipped with a stove, a sink, an ice box or fridge, a dining table, a kitchen kit, cleaning supplies, cooking fuel, and maps.
Renters can opt for add-ons for additional fees, such as a bedding and towel set, sleeping bag, camp chairs, coolers, pet fees, surfboard rack, bike rack, hibachi grill, propane heater, and Bluetooth speaker.
Each type of van comes with a different amount of miles, between 100 and 150 per day. There’s a three-day minimum for all rentals, and rates vary based on the season and the van, from $129 to $209 per night. Renters who do not have their own insurance must purchase a policy through Outdoorsy. One-way trips are available to or from San Francisco for extra fees.
These retro campers allow you to explore the Golden State in style!
More info: vwsurfari.com
As you can see, there is a huge range of camper van rental options available. Not only are the vans all very different, but each company has their own unique policies regarding extras, add-ons, insurance, trip minimums, and so forth. Be sure to factor all of these things in when making the selection of which rental company is best for you – and any travel costs that may be necessary to get to a rental location. Happy camping!
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