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Cambridge, MA, United States
17 Jun — 24 Jun
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Cambridge, MA, United States
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Cambridge car rental Information

Pick-up locationCambridge
Car typesCompact
Rental locations10
Popular agenciesEnterprise

Cheap car rentals in Cambridge

C$ 100/dayCompact
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Cambridge car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Enterprise
Best rated
9 Excellent (86 reviews)
4 locations in Cambridge
Enterprise
Locations in Cambridge
100 Cambridgeside Pl+1 617 299 2134
Monday00:00 - 00:00
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1815 Massachusetts Avenue+1 617 547 7400
Monday00:00 - 00:00
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25 River Street+1 617 547 7400
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
26 New St (fresh Pond)+1 617 354 2302
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9.2
  • 8.9
  • 9
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Rated #2
Avis
7.5 Good (73 reviews)
2 locations in Cambridge
Avis
Locations in Cambridge
1 Bennett Street+1 617 534 1430
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday07:00 - 17:00
Sunday07:00 - 17:00
350 Massachusetts Avenue+1 617 621 0413
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
  • 7.8
  • 8
  • 7.4
  • 7
  • 7.1
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From C$ 42/dayRated #3
Budget
Most popular
Cheapest deal
7.5 Good (65 reviews)
2 locations in Cambridge
Budget
Locations in Cambridge
1 Bennett Street+1 617 661 0523
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday07:00 - 17:00
Sunday07:00 - 17:00
350 Massachusetts Avenue+1 617 577 7606
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
  • 7.6
  • 7.9
  • 7.5
  • 7.3
  • 7.5
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Rated #4
Hertz
7.4 Good (5 reviews)
1 location in Cambridge
Hertz
Locations in Cambridge
24 Eliot St+1 617 338 1520
Monday07:30 - 16:00
Tuesday07:30 - 16:00
Wednesday07:30 - 16:00
Thursday07:30 - 16:00
Friday07:30 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 7.6
  • 7.2
  • 7.6
  • 7.2
  • 7.6
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Rated #5
Thrifty
7 Good (16 reviews)
1 location in Cambridge
Thrifty
Locations in Cambridge
110 Mt Auburn Street+1 617 876 2758
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
  • 7
  • 6.8
  • 6.8
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245 travellers who rented a car in Cambridge gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.0

Car rental locations in or near Cambridge

Good to know

Most popular agency

Budget

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

C$ 44/day

Good deal

C$ 42/day

When to book a rental car in Cambridge

Average daily price per month
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Top tips for renting a car in Cambridge

  • Be flexible when visiting the city of major universities and rent a car to explore Harvard, MIT, or Boston center, which is east of Cambridge. Benefit from a rental car and become the creator of your own travel itinerary without having to rely on public transport or expensive cabs.
  • Boston Logan International Airport is the best option to choose when flying into Boston. The airport features various onsite car rental agencies, which provide customers with vehicles of all shapes and sizes for every taste. Shuttle buses from the terminal operate to and from the car rental center, so look for the white-and-blue buses that leave from every terminal.
  • Driving in Cambridge and Boston can be a challenge at first, with many cyclists and pedestrians teeming on the sidewalks and streets. Jaywalking is a regular sight and it is advised to always double-check attentively before entering an intersection to ensure there are no pedestrians or cyclists crossing a red light. Traffic signs, in general, are often not adhered to by drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists, so driving defensively is important.
  • Congestion in Cambridge can be severe, especially during peak times at 7-9 am and 5-8 pm on weekdays. If there is a Harvard football game, traffic can also increase around the entire campus, so check traffic conditions and possible events in advance to avoid getting stuck in traffic jams. Winters can be harsh in and around Cambridge with lots of snow, and it is important to weather-proof the vehicle when driving during the cold months.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Cambridge for C$ 42 or less
  • Book your rental car in Cambridge at least 3 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Cambridge are around 37% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Cambridge

  • One car rental company which has updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected is Budget

  • On average a hire car in Cambridge costs C$ 44 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Enterprise (C$ 121/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Enterprise 26 New St (fresh Pond) 02138-1223 (3 kilometers from city center).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Cambridge are Enterprise (8.9, 123 reviews), Budget (7.6, 79 reviews), and Avis (7.5, 76 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Cambridge is C$ 4.08 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 49 and C$ 65, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Cambridge.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Logan Intl airport include Advantage, Budget, Thrifty, Hertz, Dollar, Enterprise, Avis, Alamo, National and Payless.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Logan Intl airport to off-airport locations include Advantage, Budget, Thrifty, Hertz, Dollar, Enterprise, Avis, Alamo, National and Payless.

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • A Economy car rental in Cambridge costs C$ 52 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Cambridge costs C$ 55 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Cambridge costs C$ 54 per day, on average.

  • In Cambridge, cars are most frequently rented at Budget 350 Massachusetts Avenue (1 km from city centre ).

  • On average a rental car in Cambridge costs C$ 305 per week (C$ 44 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Cambridge costs C$ 1,306 per month (C$ 44 per day).

  • Unless it is winter, there is no need for a 4-wheel-drive car, but a compact car is a wise decision to make in either case. Travelers who do not need too much luggage space or have many people with them will benefit from the mobility of a smaller car. With traffic conditions sometimes getting extreme in the city, a smaller car is easier to navigate and maneuver around.

  • Do not drive over 25 mph within the city limits of Cambridge, and slow down in narrower parts of the city. Outside Cambridge, drivers are permitted to go as fast as 50 mph, but check the posted speed limit signs, as regulations can change from street to street (usually between 45 and up to 65 mph is possible). Freeways permit drivers to drive up to 65 mph.

  • Gas in Cambridge is surely not the cheapest, with an average price of $2.90 per gallon; however, there are cheaper gas stations like Speedway or Mobil, which often have lower prices per gallon. When renting the car, familiarize yourself with which kind of gas to get and refill well in advance so you can choose the best gas station.

  • Finding parking in Cambridge can require some patience and time, but it becomes considerably easier when knowing where it is possible. The coveted on-street parking spaces are metered, so have quarters ready to feed the machine accordingly. Time restrictions usually apply from 8 am to 8 pm. There are also parking lots and garages available, which are certainly the best choice if parking overnight, but also quite pricey with an average rate of $20-30 per night.