Rental Rates

The daily vehicle rental rates from Transportation Services include fuel, primary liability and collision insurance, and 24/7 on-call service. Rental charges also include a fee for each mile driven, which varies by vehicle type.

Vehicle Daily Rate Per-mile Fee
Cars $25.00 +$0.18
7-Passenger Vans $30.00 +$0.25
12-Passenger Vans $42.00 +$0.40
Specialty Vehicles and Airport One-Ways Inquire for details Inquire for details

Note: When you are using a rental vehicle, you or your department are taking on the liability of the care of the vehicle. Any damages beyond the normal wear and tear of the vehicle found after the reservation will be at the responsibility of the department renting the vehicle. This can come in either a direct bill from Transportation Services or a $500 deductible payment from Risk Management, depending on the cost of the repair. It is the driver's responsibility to report this to their business office if Transportation Services contacts them regarding any damages found in the post-inspection process.

Miscellaneous Fees

  • Towing capacity: 1.5 x mileage rate
  • Additional cleaning required: $35.00
  • Toll charges as assessed
Note: Drivers and the driver’s department are responsible for the care of the rented vehicle. Any damages beyond the normal wear and tear of the vehicle found after the reservation will be the responsibility of the department renting the vehicle.

Additional Information

  • Specialty vehicles may be available via Enterprise. Email the completed Form 1 to, and include details of the desired specialty vehicle. Transportation Services will work with Enterprise to determine availability.
  • Due to increased risk of injury, the removal of any seats in university fleet vehicles or those rented from Transportation or Enterprise is not permitted. If seats are removed, it could result in forfeiture of future reservations made through Transportation.
  • Long-term rentals are those requested for a period longer than three months. Email to check long-term rental availability and request a quote.
  • Charges are per day (24-hour period) and per mile, plus parking, tolls and miscellaneous fees that may be assessed to Transportation Services.
  • Transportation Services does not reimburse a driver or the driver’s department for parking charges. EZpasses are available from Transportation Services upon request for the convenience of the vehicle renter, but all toll charges are charged back to the driver.
  • Only 8 passengers are allowed in a van at one time when traveling off campus. If remaining on campus, 12 passengers are allowed.
  • All drivers for 12-passenger vans must be Van Certified.
  • Purdue fleet vehicles are equipped with tracking hardware that monitors speed and location of all vehicles.

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