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Pick-up locationWashington
Rental locations36
Airport locations7

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From C$ 67/dayRated #1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.3 Excellent (125 reviews)
8 locations in Washington
Enterprise
Locations in Washington
1100 4th St Sw+1 202 554 8100
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00
1110 14th St Nw+1 202 393 0900
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 15:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
2601 Calvert St Nw+1 202 393 0900
Monday08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday08:00 - 15:00
Thursday08:00 - 15:00
Friday08:00 - 15:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00
2730 Georgia Ave Nw+1 202 332 1716
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
3355 Benning Rd Ne+1 202 635 1104
Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
3700 10th St Ne+1 202 635 1104
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 15:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
970 D St Sw+1 202 554 1681
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
99 H St Ne+1 202 715 1912
Monday08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday08:00 - 15:00
Thursday08:00 - 15:00
Friday08:00 - 15:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 15:00
  • 8.3
  • 8.4
  • 8.3
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
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From C$ 39/dayRated #2
Avis
Cheapest deal
7.3 Good (116 reviews)
5 locations in Washington
Avis
Locations in Washington
1072 Wisconsin Avenue NW+1 202 469 7179
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
1908 L Street Northwest+1 202 887 4759
Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
4400 Connecticut Avenue Northwest+1 202 686 5149
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
5911 Blair Road Northwest+1 202 722 2680
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 15:00
Sunday08:00 - 15:00
99 H Street NE+1 202 682 2983
Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 7.6
  • 7.8
  • 7.1
  • 6.8
  • 7.5
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From C$ 52/dayRated #3
Budget
7.1 Good (265 reviews)
5 locations in Washington
Budget
Locations in Washington
1072 Wisconsin Ave Nw+1 202 469 7240
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
1908 L Street Northwest+1 202 223 1418
Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
4400 Connecticut Avenue Nw+1 202 686 2890
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
5911 Blair Rd Nw+1 202 882 1470
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 15:00
Sunday08:00 - 15:00
99 H Street Ne+1 202 289 5374
Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 6.8
  • 6.8
  • 6.9
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From C$ 55/dayRated #4
Hertz
Most popular
7.1 Good (446 reviews)
6 locations in Washington
Hertz
Locations in Washington
1 Aviation Circle+1 703 419 6300
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:00
Sunday07:00 - 18:00
1919 Connecticut Ave Nw+1 202 299 0697
Monday08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday08:00 - 15:00
Thursday08:00 - 15:00
Friday08:00 - 15:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
23540 Autopilot Dr+1 703 471 6020
Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
707 7th St Nw Cnr Of 7th + G+1 202 347 8518
Monday08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday08:00 - 15:00
Thursday08:00 - 15:00
Friday08:00 - 15:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
99 H Street Ne+1 202 289 6084
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
999 9th St Nw+1 202 842 1541
Monday08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday08:30 - 17:00
Thursday08:30 - 17:00
Friday08:30 - 17:00
  • 7.5
  • 7.4
  • 6.9
  • 6.6
  • 7
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From C$ 81/dayRated #5
Alamo
8.5 Excellent (94 reviews)
2 locations in Washington
Alamo
Locations in Washington
30 Massachusetts Ave Nw+1 202 715 1912
Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
970 D St Sw+1 888 826 6893
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
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.4
  • 8.1
  • 8.3
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Rated #6
National
8.8 Excellent (14 reviews)
2 locations in Washington
National
Locations in Washington
30 Massachusetts Ave Nw+1 202 715 1912
Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
970 D St Sw+1 202 554 1681
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
  • 9.2
  • 9
  • 8.8
  • 8.4
  • 8.5
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Sunnycars
2 locations in Washington
Sunnycars
Locations in Washington
2500 National Avenue Garage A
970 D Street Southwest
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Advance Car And Truck Rental
1 location in Washington
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Locations in Washington
2600 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington+1 703 838 1666
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Eagle Rent A Car
1 location in Washington
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in Washington
435 S. Washington St
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Easirent
1 location in Washington
Easirent
Locations in Washington
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
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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keddy by Europcar
1 location in Washington
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Washington
2600 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Washington Reagan Airport+1 703 838 1666
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Sixt
1 location in Washington
Sixt
Locations in Washington
23320 Autopilot Dr+1 888 749 8227
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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From C$ 44/day
Thrifty
1 location in Washington
Thrifty
Locations in Washington
707 7th Street Northwest+1 202 347 8518
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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1060 travellers who rented a car in Washington gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.4

Car rental locations in or near Washington

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

C$ 66/day

Good deal

C$ 53/day

When to book a rental car in Washington

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

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
  • Standard rental cars in Washington are around 64% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Washington

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

  • On average a hire car in Washington costs C$ 66 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Washington are Enterprise (8.5, 217 reviews), Alamo (8.2, 164 reviews), and Avis (7.3, 174 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Washington is C$ 4.04 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 48 and C$ 65, depending on the car size.

  • Intermediate (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Washington.

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

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

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

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

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

  • A Intermediate car rental in Washington costs C$ 64 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Washington costs C$ 50 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Washington costs C$ 98 per day, on average.

  • In Washington, cars are most frequently rented at Thrifty 7410 New Ridge Rd (41 km from city centre ).

  • On average a rental car in Washington costs C$ 464 per week (C$ 66 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Washington costs C$ 1,987 per month (C$ 66 per day).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.