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Pick-up locationFredericksburg
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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Fredericksburg

  • Popular Fredericksburg car rentals like Hertz and Avis are located near Fredericksburg Amtrak Station. The station is located 0.6 miles (1km) away from the city center if you drive your rental vehicle via Caroline St and about 0.7 (1.1km) miles if you drive via Sophia St or Prince Edward St. However, it takes approximately 3 minutes despite the route you follow to the city center. The convenience of booking car rentals near the train station is the ease of picking up and returning them when the rental period is over. Again, you can choose cheap car rentals in Fredericksburg near the train station entrance.
  • Safe driving is a priority by Fredericksburg lawmakers. Thus, driving under the influence (DUI) is a class 1 misdemeanor punishable by law. You risk a 12-month jail term and a $2,500 fine. Again, you’re required to attend the Virginia Alcohol Safety Actions Program (VASAP) for alcohol treatment. In addition, your driver’s license may be suspended for one year. However, you risk more consequences if you violate this offense for a second time. When driving on Fredericksburg streets, you'll see police officers with breathalyzers during vehicle operations. Thus, avoid violating the rules by maintaining an alcohol level below 0.8%.
  • Driving to various destinations near Fredericksburg can be fun after renting a car. You can book cheap car rentals in Fredericksburg to save more on fuel to get to multiple attraction sites. Further, you enjoy the freedom and flexibility of driving rental cars, instead of public transport. Iconic sites to drive to, 82 miles (132km) northeast of Fredericksburg, are The Walters Art Museum or Max’s Taphouse in about 2h. Old Town Alexandria is about 41 miles (66km) northeast of the city and about a 1h 5min drive. Another place to visit using your rental car is Lee's House, 42 miles (68km) north of the city in approximately 1h 3min.
  • Renting a car in Fredericksburg, VA, is an excellent means of getting around the city. Besides alleviating maintenance and car insurance costs, you also enjoy the freedom of getting to whichever destination you want, such as Pioneer Museum or Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, at whatever time you find convenient. Furthermore, you also get to choose the brand and model of the car you prefer, whether you are traveling for business or pleasure.
  • Visitors can enter Fredericksburg via Washington Reagan National Airport, located about 50 miles north of the city, Baltimore/Washington International Airport (98 miles north), and Washington Dulles (45 miles north). There are car rentals in Fredericksburg offices in all these airports at on-airport rental car counters located in the parking garage A, including Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Avis, Alamo, Hertz, Budget, and Payless.
  • Driving around Fredericksburg can be challenging, considering the city is a commuter-heavy destination. That means you'll have to deal with larger vehicles, such as buses, trailers, and transport vans, as well as pedestrians in the city center and as you pass through residential areas. Be sure to be alert, patient, and observant of traffic rules.
  • You'll experience different weather and road conditions throughout the year. During winter, there are high chances of skidding due to snow and ice. We advise you to break earlier and pressing the pedal gently. Heavy thunderstorms and rainfall during summer can reduce road visibility. Therefore, drive slower and be alert. There are usually many cars on the roads during winter. It would be best to keep a safe distance from the vehicle ahead. Consider it a buffer zone for reacting to a potential road hazard.
  • Book your rental car in Fredericksburg at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in Fredericksburg

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Fredericksburg?

    Your choice of Fredericksburg rental cars depends on your travel needs. If you’re traveling as a family, hiring a compact five or seven-seater SUV provides enough interior capacity and cargo space. Such a car offers a comfortable ride to various POIs within the city center, such as the Old Town and Fredericksburg, and Spotsylvania National Military Park. If you’re a solo traveler, a compact fuel-efficient car is an excellent choice for navigating busy highways, maneuvering congested streets, and squeezing into parking lots.

  • What’s the speed limit in Fredericksburg?

    When driving in Fredericksburg, it is worth noting that the speed limit on most highways changes between 55mph to 65mph. For instance, on several sections of Route 301 and Route 3, the speed limits drop from 60mph to 55mph. The legal speed limit in residential areas, business communities, and unpaved roads is 25mph, and 20mph in school zones.

  • Where are the best places to park in Fredericksburg?

    Many free public parking lots lie across the city. You'll be able to pack your rental car for free at the parking lot on Sophia Street, Princess Anne Street, Charles Street, and William Street. There are also paid parking spaces in various garages. The Lot 107 Winchester Parking Lot offers parking spaces at about $4/h. The other garage lies at Sophia Street. Here, you can park for free for the first 4h and about $1 for any additional hour. The daily maximum rates are around $8/h (day) and $2/h (night). Generally, on-street parking is allowed, so long as you don't leave the car unattended for ten consecutive days.

  • How much is gas price in Fredericksburg?

    The average gas price in Fredericksburg is C$ 5.20 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 62 and C$ 83, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Fredericksburg?

    Supplier choice (Class Special Car or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Fredericksburg.

  • Which car rental companies are at Dulles Intl airport (IAD)?

    The only car rental company onsite at Dulles Intl airport is Hertz.

  • Which car rental companies are at Baltimore/Washington airport (BWI)?

    The only car rental company onsite at Baltimore/Washington airport is Hertz.

  • Which car rental companies are at Reagan-National airport (DCA)?

    The only car rental company onsite at Reagan-National airport is Hertz.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Dulles Intl airport (IAD)?

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

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Baltimore/Washington airport (BWI)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Baltimore/Washington airport to off-airport locations include Dollar, NextCar, Thrifty and Hertz.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Reagan-National airport (DCA)?

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

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Fredericksburg?

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

  • How much does a Special car rental cost in Fredericksburg?

    A Special car rental in Fredericksburg costs C$ 82 per day, on average.

  • What is an international driver's license, and do I need one for a car rental in Fredericksburg?

    An international driving license (IDL) is a permit that helps to identify you as a licensed driver if your driver's license isn't the same language as the country you're in. Hence, you may need one when renting a car in a foreign country.

  • Where are car rentals in Fredericksburg located in IAD?

    Most car rentals are located near Z and H gates at the only main terminal in the airport. Thus, you can pick up your rental vehicle conveniently, especially when carrying a heavy piece of luggage.

Fredericksburg car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

5.6

Cleanliness

6.4

Comfort

5.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.8

Value for money

5.5

2 locations in Fredericksburg

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Locations in Fredericksburg

263 Garrisonville Rd

+1 540 348 3032

Monday08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday08:00 - 15:00
Thursday08:00 - 15:00
Friday08:00 - 15:00

4515 Patriot Highway

+1 540 710 8914

Monday08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday08:00 - 15:00
Thursday08:00 - 15:00
Friday08:00 - 15:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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2.0 Poor

Apr. 2024

KAYAK
Arrived at rental location to be notified that, after booking a car online, there were no cars available for rent so I asked if they could cancel my reservation and the lady who was pretty nice, had said that the system wouldn’t allow her to cancel since it was 6 minutes after pick up time however I was there before pick up. I was just waiting in line. Anyway, I ended up getting charged for 1 day of having the car even though they weren’t able to provide me a car!!!

2.0 Poor

Oct. 2022

KAYAK
They never called me. I get to the location. They don’t have my vehicle. They forgot to inform me. I missed my flight so I had to drive down. Which I was trying to avoid. I was late to my sons birthday. You guys need to compensate me. I am livid. This is ridiculous. The ball was dropped so hard. They even told me they would call me back with a rental and they never did. Worst experience. Never recommending

2.0 Poor

Jan. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

No car available once I got there, waste of an uber then I had to run down the street to try and make it to Enterprise before they closed. Staff seemed helpful to begin with, then just left me sitting there waiting time when they didn't have any cars. Never renting from that location again.

2.0 Poor

Jan. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy to book

Cons:

Almost everything. I didn't have a mask and the guy behind the counter told me to go away. I was just dropped off by a uber and the nearest place selling masks was a 1 mile walk. He never offered to let me do the transaction outside. After I got in the car two minutes down the road a warning light came on indicating the car had been in an accident. I had to call HERTZ and photo the warning light so as to not be blamed for something I didn't do. When I got to the airport drop off no one was around and no sign for the key drop. I had to guess what to do and had no confirmation of an inspection of the car, just walked out assuming I did what I was supposed to do.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Great car, quick service, good price.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

It was a perfect experience

Cons:

Nothing at all !!

1 out of 7

Avis

7.3

Best rated

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

7.3

2 locations in Fredericksburg

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Locations in Fredericksburg

100 Spotsylvania Mall

+1 540 786 8234

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday10:00 - 15:00
Sunday10:00 - 15:00

5077 Patriot Highway

+1 540 710 0867

Monday08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday08:00 - 15:00
Thursday08:00 - 15:00
Friday08:00 - 15:00
Saturday08:00 - 15:00
Sunday08:00 - 15:00

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2.0 Poor

Mar. 2023

KAYAK
You let me book there when they didn't have any cars available, and since I bought the extra insurance through your website, I lost $55 for insurance I couldn't use since I didn't get any car. No one was available from your site and your help line told me that you weren't responsible for anything, including the insurance you sold me. You suck and made a horrible situation (broken down on the side of the road right before rental agencies closed) even worse. Will never use Kayak for this ever again.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2023

KAYAK
Easy on-line booking, convenient location, quick friendly process, good vehicle

10.0 Wonderful

Feb. 2022

KAYAK
Great service, great car, super easy. Avis was a huge help to me during a family emergency, and I am grateful. No floor mats, though, so I felt bad about getting mud on the floor and I hope not to receive a cleaning bill. Floor mats really should be included.

1 out of 1

Budget

7.0

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.0

Value for money

6.8

2 locations in Fredericksburg

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Locations in Fredericksburg

100 Spotsylvania Mall

+1 540 786 2374

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday10:00 - 15:00
Sunday10:00 - 15:00

5077 Patriot Highway

+1 540 898 2264

Monday08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday08:00 - 15:00
Thursday08:00 - 15:00
Friday08:00 - 15:00
Saturday08:00 - 15:00
Sunday08:00 - 15:00

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2.0 Poor

Apr. 2024

KAYAK
They didn't have my van.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct. 2022

KAYAK
Agent was very friendly and courteous. Fast service at pick up and drop off. Car in excellent condition and very clean.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly, easy, cheapest and the best (and only) selection of cars available in the area.

2.0 Poor

Jun. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

The system took my online reservation but they didn’t have any cars available ☹️

8.4 Very good

May 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Car outside should have been cleaned better and also the inside window.

2.4 Poor

Aug. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Associate was friendly and helpful.

Cons:

I wanted to extend the rental for a week and was told that it would be $900 (for a midsize car). Took my business elsewhere for less than $200. This caused me an unnecessary 90 minute round trip and cost Budget a week’s rental fee. Also, the rental location in Fredericksburg is not well described; it’s buried in Sears Auto Center.

1 out of 4

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

6.7

Cleanliness

6.4

Comfort

6.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

6.2

4 locations in Fredericksburg

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Locations in Fredericksburg

11320 Patriot Hwy

+1 540 891 1800

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

20 Plantation Dr Ste 109

+1 540 371 4143

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

45 Potomac Creek Dr

+1 540 371 4143

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

4601 Lassen Ln

+1 540 891 2200

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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5.2 Fair

Aug. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

One of the staff was friendly. The lady the originally took care of me, she seems like she didn’t want to be there. She gave a a dirty and smelly car. Also the car she gave me was dangerous because it was raining really hard and the windshield wipers, you can tell, they needed to be cleaned. Moving forward I got a new replacement

Cons:

Customer service

10.0 Wonderful

Jun. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff. Quick pick up and drop off process. Best value.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly, flexible, and helpful.

Cons:

Wasn't able to get a ride from my hotel to pickup my rental.

7.2 Good

Jul. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was very friendly and helpful

Cons:

WAY too EXPENSIVE!!!! I paid over $1,200 for renting a van for 7 days. That is $800 over what I should have had to pay, had another rental car business in the area had a van that I could have rented. I will not be renting from you again, because of the outrageous expense.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Needed a pick-up and enterprise had the best price. Brand new ram 2500. Customer service was good.

5.2 Fair

Sep. 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

They claimed it haf just been cleaned, but it didn't look like it. The seats were extremely dirty and it took 45 minutes to just pick up the car

1 out of 3

74 travellers who rented a car in Fredericksburg gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.4

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