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Portland, ME, United States
18 May — 25 May
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Portland, ME, United States
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Tue 25/5
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Portland car rental Information

Pick-up locationPortland
Rental locations12
Airport locations9

Portland car rental reviews and directory

From C$ 208/dayRated #1
Alamo
Best rated
9 Excellent (149 reviews)
1 location in Portland
Alamo
Locations in Portland
1001 Westbrook St+1 844 370 3979
Monday07:30 - 23:59
Tuesday07:30 - 23:59
Wednesday07:30 - 23:59
Thursday07:30 - 23:59
Friday07:30 - 23:59
Saturday07:30 - 23:59
Sunday07:30 - 23:59
  • 9.1
  • 9.1
  • 9
  • 9.1
  • 8.8
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Rated #2
Enterprise
8.9 Excellent (159 reviews)
2 locations in Portland
Enterprise
Locations in Portland
1 Marginal Way+1 207 772 0030
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
1001 Westbrook St+1 844 996 0644
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
  • 9.1
  • 9
  • 8.9
  • 9
  • 8.7
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From C$ 77/dayRated #3
Budget
8.1 Excellent (145 reviews)
1 location in Portland
Budget
Locations in Portland
1001 Westbrook Street+1 207 874 7521
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
  • 8.1
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
  • 8.2
  • 7.9
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From C$ 45/dayRated #4
Dollar
Most popular
Cheapest deal
8 Excellent (128 reviews)
1 location in Portland
Dollar
Locations in Portland
1001 Westbrook Street+1 866 434 2226
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
  • 8.1
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8.1
  • 8
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Rated #5
Hertz
8 Excellent (138 reviews)
3 locations in Portland
Hertz
Locations in Portland
1001 Westbrook Street+1 207 774 6391
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
202 Warren Ave Ste 300+1 207 797 7156
Monday07:30 - 23:59
Tuesday07:30 - 23:59
Wednesday07:30 - 23:59
Thursday07:30 - 23:59
Friday07:30 - 23:59
987 Westbrook St
  • 8.3
  • 8.2
  • 7.9
  • 7.7
  • 7.8
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Rated #6
Avis
8.4 Excellent (30 reviews)
1 location in Portland
Avis
Locations in Portland
1001 Westbrook Street+1 207 874 7500
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
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Rated #7
National
8.6 Excellent (14 reviews)
1 location in Portland
National
Locations in Portland
1001 Westbrook St+1 844 370 3978
Monday07:30 - 23:59
Tuesday07:30 - 23:59
Wednesday07:30 - 23:59
Thursday07:30 - 23:59
Friday07:30 - 23:59
Saturday07:30 - 23:59
Sunday07:30 - 23:59
  • 9
  • 8.7
  • 8.4
  • 8.8
  • 8.2
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Easirent
1 location in Portland
Easirent
Locations in Portland
Portland International Jetport
MondayInvalid Date - 23:59
TuesdayInvalid Date - 23:59
WednesdayInvalid Date - 23:59
ThursdayInvalid Date - 23:59
FridayInvalid Date - 23:59
SaturdayInvalid Date - 23:59
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Sunnycars
1 location in Portland
Sunnycars
Locations in Portland
Airport Parking Garage, Lower Level
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763 travellers who rented a car in Portland gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.4

Car rental locations in or near Portland

Good to know

Most popular agency

Dollar

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

C$ 109/day

Good deal

C$ 75/day

When to book a rental car in Portland

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in Portland

  • There is so much to see and do on your visit to Portland, Maine. With a rental car you’ll be able to take scenic tours along the coast or drive from Portland to Freeport to admire the foliage and sandy beaches along the way. Additionally, with a rental car you can explore charming nearby towns around New England like Camden or New Port, Rhode Island.
  • Portland, ME provides easy access to many New England towns. At the Portland International Jetport, the rental car station is conveniently located next to the main terminal. You’ll simply have to walk a short distance to pick up your rental. Some rental agencies at this airport include Enterprise, Hertz, and Budget.
  • Driving in New England can be difficult to navigate because of its many islands. Consequently, you will need a strong GPS system to get around. When traveling in the winter months, note that snow and ice can slow down your travel considerably so give yourself plenty of extra travel time.
  • Rush hour in Portland peaks between about 7:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. in the morning. Afternoons are a little less predictable, with rush hour starting at about 3:30 p.m. and continuing through to 6 p.m. Because traffic can be so sporadic, you might want to check it on the internet or on your smartphone before leaving the hotel.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Portland for C$ 75 or less
  • Book your rental car in Portland at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Portland are around 45% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Portland

  • Some car rental companies in Portland which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Dollar, Budget and Alamo

  • On average a hire car in Portland costs C$ 109 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Portland are Alamo (9.1, 175 reviews), Enterprise (9.0, 175 reviews), and Budget (8.1, 155 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Portland is C$ 3.94 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 47 and C$ 63, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Chevrolet Spark or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Portland.

  • 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 Portland costs C$ 56 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Portland costs C$ 78 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Portland costs C$ 72 per day, on average.

  • In Portland, cars are most frequently rented at Dollar 1001 Westbrook Street (5 km from city centre ).

  • On average a rental car in Portland costs C$ 764 per week (C$ 109 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Portland costs C$ 3,273 per month (C$ 109 per day).

  • If visiting here in the winter, you might want to consider a car with four-wheel drive to help you to better maneuver in the snow. Other times of the year, a convertible like a Jeep or Mazda Miata are ideal for cruising the beach. Better yet, with a sporty convertible you can better see the sights and enjoy the fresh breezes.

  • When you’re on the highway driving to other cities in Maine, you can travel up to speeds of 75 miles per hour. However, when you are driving around the city, the maximum allowed speed limit is 55 mph on main roads and 25 mph in residential neighborhoods. Be sure to slow down to 15 mph when you are close to a school zone.

  • Gas prices in Portland are usually about $2.80 for a gallon, which is lower than the national average in the United States. However, during the summer holidays (especially the 4th of July and Labor Day), gas prices tend to increase all around Maine and throughout New England. If your travels are taking place during the holidays, plan your gas station stops accordingly.

  • On-street, paid parking is pretty easily found all around the city, including downtown. However, it is important to note that metered parking is regularly enforced (there is a 2 hour maximum on spots). The city also owns a few parking garages and lots. A couple are in the center of town and close to tourist attractions like the Victoria Mansion or the Portland Museum of Art.