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Rated #1
Enterprise
Best Rated
8.5 Excellent (12,881 reviews)
4 locations in Cambridge
Enterprise
Locations in Cambridge
100 Cambridgeside Pl
+1 617 299 2134
1815 Massachusetts Avenue
+1 617 299 2075
25 River Street
+1 617 547 7400
26 New St (fresh Pond)
+1 617 354 2302
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Rated #2
Avis
7.6 Good (2,308 reviews)
2 locations in Cambridge
Avis
Locations in Cambridge
1 Bennett Street
+1 617 534 1430
350 Massachusetts Avenue
+1 617 621 0413
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Rated #3
Budget
7.4 Good (4,233 reviews)
2 locations in Cambridge
Budget
Locations in Cambridge
1 Bennett Street
+1 617 661 0523
350 Massachusetts Avenue
+1 617 577 7606
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Rated #4
Hertz
hertz
7.4 Good (3,838 reviews)
1 location in Cambridge
Hertz
Locations in Cambridge
24 Eliot St
+1 617 338 1520
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Rated #5
Thrifty
7.1 Good (2,740 reviews)
1 location in Cambridge
Thrifty
Locations in Cambridge
110 Mt Auburn Street
+1 617 876 2758
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Car Rental Locations in Cambridge

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Most Popular Car Type Compact

When to Book a Rental Car in Cambridge

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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.
  • Book your rental car in Cambridge at least 5 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Cambridge are around 0% more expensive than airport locations on average

FAQs About Renting a Car in Cambridge

What is the most popular rental car in Cambridge?

Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Cambridge.

What is the best rental car company in Cambridge?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Cambridge are Enterprise (8.5, 12881 reviews), Avis (7.6, 2308 reviews), and Budget (7.4, 4233 reviews).

Which car rental companies are at the airport: Logan Intl Airport (BOS)?

Car rental companies onsite at Logan Intl Airport include Thrifty, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, Avis, Enterprise, Alamo, National, Advantage and E-Z Rent-A-Car.

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: Logan Intl Airport (BOS)?

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

How can I find car rentals near me in Cambridge?

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

How much does a Compact car rental cost in Cambridge?

A Compact car rental in Cambridge costs C$ 42 per day, on average.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Cambridge?

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.

What's the speed limit in Cambridge?

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.

How are gas prices in Cambridge?

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.

Where are the best places to park in Cambridge?

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.