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Washington Car Rental Information

Pick-up Location Washington
Car Types Box truck, Commercial, Compact, Convertible, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Luxury, Mini, Minivan, Premium, SUV, Standard, Van
Rental Locations 35
Airport Locations 10
Popular Agencies Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty, Alamo, Enterprise

Cheap Car Rentals in Washington

Economy C$ 24/day
Compact C$ 24/day
Intermediate C$ 26/day
Standard C$ 28/day
Full-size C$ 31/day
SUV C$ 35/day
Minivan C$ 65/day
Mini C$ 113/day
Premium C$ 40/day
Van C$ 345/day
Luxury C$ 63/day
Convertible C$ 76/day
Commercial C$ 37/day
Box truck C$ 145/day
2 Adults, 2 Bags Economy car in Washington thrifty
4 Adults, 2 Bags Compact car in Washington thrifty
5 Adults, 3 Bags Intermediate car in Washington thrifty
5 Adults, 3 Bags Standard car in Washington dollar
5 Adults, 2 Bags Full-size car in Washington dollar
5 Adults, 3 Bags SUV car in Washington dollar
5 Adults, 5 Bags Minivan car in Washington dollar
2 Adults, 2 Bags Mini car in Washington national
5 Adults, 5 Bags Premium car in Washington avis
5 Adults, 5 Bags Van car in Washington avis
5 Adults, 5 Bags Luxury car in Washington dollar
5 Adults, 3 Bags Convertible car in Washington hertz
5 Adults, 3 Bags Commercial car in Washington hertz
5 Adults, 3 Bags Box truck car in Washington enterprise
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Washington car rental reviews and directory

From C$ 66/day
Rated #1
Alamo
Best Rated
8.7 Excellent (6,597 reviews)
1 location in Washington
Alamo
Locations in Washington
970 D St Sw
+1 888 826 6893
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From C$ 53/day
Rated #2
Enterprise
8.5 Excellent (12,924 reviews)
7 locations in Washington
Enterprise
Locations in Washington
1029 Vermont Avenue Nw
+1 202 393 0900
1100 4th St Sw
+1 202 554 8100
2601 Calvert St Nw
+1 202 232 4443
2730 Georgia Ave Nw
+1 202 332 1716
3355 Benning Rd Ne
+1 202 388 9500
3700 10th St Ne
+1 202 635 1104
99 H St Ne
+1 202 715 1912
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From C$ 45/day
Rated #3
Avis
7.6 Good (2,389 reviews)
5 locations in Washington
Avis
Locations in Washington
1072 Wisconsin Avenue NW
+1 202 469 7179
1908 L Street Northwest
+1 202 887 4759
4400 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
+1 202 686 5149
5911 Blair Road Northwest
+1 202 722 2680
99 H Street NE
+1 202 682 2983
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From C$ 52/day
Rated #4
Budget
7.4 Good (4,562 reviews)
5 locations in Washington
Budget
Locations in Washington
1072 Wisconsin Ave Nw
+1 202 469 7240
1908 L Street Northwest
+1 202 223 1418
4400 Connecticut Avenue Nw
+1 202 686 2890
5911 Blair Rd Nw
+1 202 882 1470
99 H Street Ne
+1 202 289 5374
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From C$ 59/day
Rated #5
Hertz
Most popular
7.4 Good (4,283 reviews)
6 locations in Washington
Hertz
Locations in Washington
1 Aviation Circle
+1 703 419 6300
1919 Connecticut Ave Nw
+1 202 299 0697
23540 Autopilot Dr
+1 703 471 6020
707 7th St Nw Cnr Of 7th + G
+1 202 347 8518
99 H Street Ne
+1 202 289 6084
999 9th St Nw
+1 202 842 1541
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From C$ 53/day
Rated #6
Dollar
7.3 Good (6,948 reviews)
2 locations in Washington
Dollar
Locations in Washington
1 Aviation Circle
+1 866 434 2226
23320 Auto Pilot Drive
+1 866 434 2226
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From C$ 44/day
Rated #7
Thrifty
Cheapest deal
7.1 Good (2,896 reviews)
2 locations in Washington
Thrifty
Locations in Washington
1 Aviation Circle
+1 877 283 0898
23320 Auto Pilot Drive
+1 877 283 0898
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Rated #8
National
8.0 Excellent (896 reviews)
1 location in Washington
National
Locations in Washington
970 D St Sw
+1 202 554 1681
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Rated #9
Europcar
europcar
7.6 Good (348 reviews)
1 location in Washington
Europcar
Locations in Washington
Please Go To The Advantage Counter
+1 703 838 1666
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Sunnycars
sunnycars
2 locations in Washington
Sunnycars
Locations in Washington
2500 National Avenue Garage A
970 D Street Southwest
Advance Car And Truck Rental
advance
1 location in Washington
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Locations in Washington
2600 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington
+1 703 838 1666
Eagle Rent A Car
eaglerac
1 location in Washington
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in Washington
435 S. Washington St
keddy by Europcar
keddy
1 location in Washington
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Washington
2600 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Washington Reagan Airport
+1 703 838 1666

Car Rental Locations in Washington

Good to Know

Most Popular Agency Hertz
Most Popular Car Type Economy
Average price C$ 64/day
Good deal C$ 53/day

When to Book a Rental Car in Washington

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Top tips for renting a car in Washington

  • Travelers flying into Washington, D.C. will want to consider renting a car, as cars offer the best access to many of the popular sites and day trips around D.C. For instance, FedExField, home to the Washington Redskins, takes over an hour to get to on public transportation, but only takes 30 minutes in a car. Popular tourist spots such as Shenandoah National Park and Mount Vernon are also easily reached in a rental car.
  • Fortunately for would-be rental car drivers with flights to Washington, D.C., all of the airports in the greater metropolitan area have easily accessible rental car centers. In Washington Dulles Airport, shuttles outside of the Baggage Claim Area will take travelers to the rental lot, while at Reagan National Airport, travelers will find the rental shuttle outside of Door 4 on the ticketing level.
  • Rush hour is no joke in Washington, D.C. and travelers should plan accordingly. Morning rush hour lasts from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and evening rush hour lasts from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. During those times, Key Bridge, Southeast Freeway, Chain Bridge, and New York Avenue should all be avoided as they number among the most congested spots in D.C.
  • Visitors to Washington, D.C. should be prepared to deal with the city’s famed traffic circles. Traffic circles such as Dupont Circle, Logan Circle, and Thomas Circle are notoriously difficult to navigate for first-time visitors, but with a bit of pre-planning and appropriate route planning, they should be no problem.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Washington for C$ 53 or less
  • Book your rental car in Washington at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Washington are around 50% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Compact rental cars in Washington are around 31% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs About Renting a Car in Washington

How much does it cost to rent a car in Washington?

On average a hire car in Washington costs C$ 70 per day.

What is the most popular rental car in Washington?

Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Washington.

What is the cheapest car rental company in Washington?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Thrifty (C$ 24/day), Dollar (C$ 28/day) and Hertz (C$ 37/day).

What is the best rental car company in Washington?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Washington are Alamo (8.7, 6597 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 12924 reviews), and Avis (7.6, 2389 reviews).

Which car rental companies are at the airport: Dulles Intl Airport (IAD)?

Car rental companies onsite at Dulles Intl Airport include Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty.

Which car rental companies are at the airport: Reagan-National Airport (DCA)?

Car rental companies onsite at Reagan-National Airport include Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty.

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

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

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

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

What is the cheapest rental car location in Washington?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Thrifty 7410 New Ridge Rd 21076 (41 kilometers from city center).

How can I find car rentals near me in Washington?

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

What type of car is recommended for driving in Washington?

Fortunately for visitors to D.C. with rental cars, the streets in general are fairly wide and easily accessible for a range of vehicle sizes. However, if you are going to be spending plenty of time downtown, parallel parking will be much easier to find with a smaller vehicle. Some of the smaller streets are easier to navigate in a small-to-midsize vehicle as well.

What's the speed limit in Washington?

Travelers should note that the speed limits in Washington, D.C. tend to be much lower than other American cities. For instance, unless otherwise noted, the maximum speed limit is 25 mph, though many of the larger roads range from 25 mph up to 55 mph. In the immediate area surrounding D.C., the speed limit on highways and freeways is only 55 mph.

How are gas prices in Washington?

Gas prices in Washington, D.C. are luckily quite low compared to many of the other metropolitan areas in the United States. Visitors to the city will find the average gas price ranges from about $2 dollars to $2.50 per gallon.

Where are the best places to park in Washington?

Street parking and garage parking are the two main options available for parkers in Washington, D.C. For garage parking, travelers should keep in mind that many commuters to D.C. make use of the garages so the best locations can fill up fast, especially when an event is taking place nearby.