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Pay for a Rental Car on Behalf of Someone Else

In order to pay for a rental car on behalf of someone else, a rental car direct billing agreement must be established. Once the account is created, a car can be booked and the cost charged to a department Travel Card so the traveler is not billed themselves. The department Travel Card will be charged by the rental company when the car is returned to the drop off location.

Pay for a Rent-A-Car on Behalf of Someone

The program for Stanford to pay for a rental car for a traveler is currently only available with Enterprise Rent-A-Car®  and Hertz Car Rental companies and is only available to pay for rental charges at North American locations. 

These accounts can be used to pay for Stanford authorized guest and visitor car rentals as well as for Stanford staff, faculty, students and postdocs. 

Select the applicable form

Hertz Car Rental Agreement

  1. Submit a support request, Get Assistance with a Rental Car Direct Billing Account and attach the applicable Agreement Form completed above.
  2. Within 7-10 business days, a billing agreement number will be generated and communicated to you via the Support Request.

Stanford Travel is available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., excluding Stanford holidays. 

  1. Proceed to book the rental car using the normal booking process via Egencia.
  2. Once you land on the final confirmation page, select Direct Bill. It will then prompt you to put in the direct bill agreement number.
What Happens Next?

The direct billing account number should only be used for rental cars car rentals booked by the direct billing account/Travel Card owner. For safety and security purposes,  we strongly recommend not sharing this number

  • When booking for guests and visitors, the booking confirmation should be shared with the driver. They will present that to the counter at the rental location to confirm the reservation and billing agreement. 

If you need booking support, an Egencia agent can assist via phone or email:

  • By phone: call 1-202-414-2334, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • By email: contact @email


Last Updated: Mar 4, 2024


Contact the Stanford Travel team

Submit a support request or call 1-650-497-1214 to:

  • Ask questions about the Stanford Travel program
  • Request guidance with guest travel and groups
  • Request assistance with a Stanford travel profile
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