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Somerville car rental information

Pick-up locationSomerville
Car types
Rental locations4
Airport locations0

Cheap car rentals in Somerville

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Somerville

  • Very few things give the same thrill as going on vacation or even a business trip to a new city. If you want to make the most out of your Somerville trip, renting a car from car rentals in Somerville will be an ideal option. You'll have the flexibility to skip on public transportation, which in turn will result in utter freedom to explore any part of the city on your own schedule. You can personalize your trip as you deem fit and enjoy comfort, safety, and privacy, especially if you have young kids. You'll be free of restrictions, and you can pack as much cargo as you like since you have your own trunk, depending on the activities you intend to engage in. Imagine having the flexibility to venture out of the city to check out Old Sturbridge Village, about 58 miles away, or as far as Martha's Vineyard, about 94 miles away from the city, at your convenience.
  • The Rental Car Center at the Boston Logan International Airport is a few minutes away from the terminal. You'll find a shuttle bus at the lower level of the terminal that will take you directly to the center. You'll find Somerville car rentals along with the four-level garage, some of them including Enterprise, Thrifty, and Hertz.
  • Jaywalking has been an ongoing issue in Somerville for a couple of years now, to the extent of the police fining pedestrians for it. Route 28 and East Main Street are especially a problem for this. In downtown Somerville, be wary of other drivers who may not necessarily be concerned about running red lights. Avoid turning at a red light, going over sidewalks, and turning on a double yellow line.
  • Interstate 93 southbound in the morning commute at around 7am can be quite congested. It goes on until 9am, after which it dies down to manageable traffic. Evening traffic starts backing up at about 3pm, and you can expect a gridlock by 5pm, only to move a lot faster around 7pm. Highway 28 can be just as bad, so try to avoid these rush hours or give yourself extra time if you must commute. Downtown Somerville can also be congested during these times, so try to move earlier or later than everyone else to enjoy the road.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Somerville for C$ 50 or less
  • Book your rental car in Somerville at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Somerville are around 29% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Somerville

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

    If you're wondering what kind of car to get from car rentals in Somerville, then any car from an economy to a full-size car will do just fine. If you consider how many people you need to take with you, how much cargo you're carrying, and how far you're willing to venture out of the city, choosing a car will become easy. If you're looking to go out of town to venture into rural roads, you may want to get an SUV instead.

  • What’s the speed limit in Somerville?

    The city of Somerville has a blanket speed limit of 25mph unless otherwise posted. You'll find some safety zone areas as well with signs of a 20mph limit. Safety zones include school zones and playgrounds.

  • Where are the best places to park in Somerville?

    Parking meters in Somerville are active Mondays through Saturday from 8am to 8pm and charge approximately $1.25 per hour. Parking on Sundays and holidays is free. Curbside parking spots have yellow bands on the meter post and allow parking for a maximum of 2h. Off-street parking lots allow parking for about 3h and have an orange band of the meter post.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Somerville?

    On average a rental car in Somerville costs C$ 50 per day.

  • How much is gas price in Somerville?

    The average gas price in Somerville is C$ 4.72 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 57 and C$ 75, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Somerville?

    Compact (Nissan Kicks or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Somerville.

  • Which car rental companies are at Logan Intl airport (BOS)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Logan Intl airport include Advantage, Dollar, Kyte, Budget, Thrifty, Sixt, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, E-Z Rent-A-Car, Alamo and Avis.

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

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

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

    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 Somerville?

    A Compact car rental in Somerville costs C$ 133 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Somerville?

    A Standard car rental in Somerville costs C$ 188 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Somerville?

    An Economy car rental in Somerville costs C$ 185 per day, on average.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Somerville?

    On average a rental car in Somerville costs C$ 351 per week (C$ 50 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Somerville?

    On average a rental car in Somerville costs C$ 1,505 per month (C$ 50 per day).

Somerville car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9.1

Wonderful

48 reviews

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

9.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.5

Value for money

8.8

3 locations in Somerville

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Locations in Somerville

1815 Massachusetts Avenue

+1 617 299 2075

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221 Mystic Avenue

+1 781 391 1561

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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37 Mystic Ave

+1 617 625 1766

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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Friday08:00 - 17:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Feb. 2024

KAYAK
Riley was friendly, helpful, and quick. Thank you

10.0 Wonderful

Aug. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Everything went off without a problem would recommend to anyone

2.0 Poor

Jul. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

They at least called to tell me the car I was to pick up that day, but had rented online a few days prior, was not available

Cons:

If they had called me before the day of the rental. The woman said they had been sold out of cars for days. I had rented it 2 or 3 days prior so they rented me a car that did not exist. They could have served me better to not rent me a car at all. Just tell me they aren't available so I don't have to end up paying more someplace else

8.0 Very good

Jul. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy pick up and drop off.

Cons:

Car choice. I didn’t like the car I had at all.

4.8 Mediocre

Dec. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff

Cons:

The car was filthy and full of dog hair. It was also very out of alignment

9.2 Wonderful

Aug. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was very friendly and helpful-especially Vladimir.

Cons:

Windshield was not clean enough. Had issues with the back-up camera and the radio.

1 out of 7

Hertz

7.6

Best rated

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.5

Value for money

7.5

4 locations in Somerville

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Locations in Somerville

24 Eliot St

+1 617 338 1520

Monday07:30 - 16:00
Tuesday07:30 - 16:00
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Thursday07:30 - 16:00
Friday07:30 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

242 Mystic Avenue

+1 781 306 0610

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

30 Washington St

+1 857 998 3314

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00

646 Somerville Avenue

+1 617 625 7958

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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4.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff who helped me at pick-up was very kind.

Cons:

1. the car smelled like cigarettes. 2. They did not have the class of vehicle which I reserved, and I was given the worst vehicle i've driven in my life. I needed a car for a golf trip, and the vehicle I was given couldn't even fit 1 bag of golf clubs in the trunk.

4.0 Mediocre

Apr. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was excellent

Cons:

The broken rear view mirror was a repeating problem. It would not stay in position. I had to stop numerous times to readjust it because it would close onto the door while on the highway making it impossible to see out the back on the right side of the van. Not acceptable.

7.6 Good

Sep. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Good behavior of people working and nice cars

Cons:

Helpline services and more instructions on returning car instructions when the store is closed

10.0 Wonderful

Jul. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff at Hertz Rental Car were helpful & friendly. The car was comfortable & was the best price out there. The office was in a location that was easy to get to.

Cons:

The Hertz location that I went to did not accept debit cards. It would have made my experience much better if I had been informed of that ahead of time as I had to go back home to get my credit card. Even better, I thought they did not have a viable reason for not accepting debit cards in the first place.

2.8 Poor

Jun. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Car smelled as if four people Chain smoked in it. Rental agency had no other cars on the lot to exchange. Felt sick entire time - smell was so strong. I ordered a VW Jetta and got a Chevy Malibu.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

I love having a Hertz so close to home. Not a good choice if you're renting from the airport but for Camberville people, this is a great option!

1 out of 16

Thrifty

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Most popular

One location in Somerville

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Locations in Somerville

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
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2.0 Poor

Oct. 2023

KAYAK
They told us we could pick up car and deliver it to site in cambridge. No one was there for pick up or drop off. Since we had to get the car we had to get on metro and go into Boston and wasted a good three hours running around trying to find place. Would absolutely not recommend them to Anyone

9.2 Wonderful

Feb. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

it was very straightforward to take public transit to this Thrifty location from Logan, for no charge and it took perhaps a half-hour which I thought fast. My car performed well and was both new and clean on the inside.

2.0 Poor

Mar. 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

They don't have any information. Their policies are waste. Their toll charges are compulsory if you don't take it they put fine on you. Thier insurance charges are ao high. Just having car charges low as compared to other companies doesn't matter overall thrifty is super expensive including all insurance toll and other services. They don't have decent cars too.

8.4 Very good

Nov. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Car and service was as expected.

Cons:

Separation of collision and liability insurance was a surprise, but it turns out that's common.

3.2 Poor

Oct. 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

I had booked my car rental 4 months in advance to ensure I would get the car I wanted for a road trip through New England. However, when I got to Thrifty they said they could not find the keys for the car I had requested. I had wanted a small car to save on gas mileage and the elevation I would be driving on. Instead they gave me a mid size car that went through a lot of gas. Also, the car reeked of cigarette smoke. The smell was so strong we had to invest in air freshners which did very little for the smell. I had tried spraying perfume as well which was only a momentary fix. We kept the windows down for most of the drive. When we would turn on the AC, a very sour smell would come through the vents. Also, we had been told rolls would be covered; however, before leaving we told the car had not been registered to EZ Pass so we would be responsible for all tolls, which added up. Long story short, do not rent from this company.

6.4 Okay

Oct. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Cleanliness, comfort

Cons:

Why pick up at Thrifty Cambridge instead of BOS airport as agree at booking which we have to take Uber for another $62 for round trip to airport !

1 out of 4

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One location in Somerville

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Locations in Somerville

70 Prospect Street

+1 617 628 8800

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146 travellers who rented a car in Somerville gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.4

Car rental locations in or near Somerville

Good to know

Most popular agency

Thrifty

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

C$ 50/day

Good deal

C$ 50/day

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