Virginia car rentals

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Cheap car rentals in Virginia

EconomyC$ 67/day
CompactC$ 51/day
IntermediateC$ 71/day
StandardC$ 77/day
Full-sizeC$ 76/day
MinivanC$ 116/day
Passenger VanC$ 356/day
LuxuryC$ 116/day
Supplier choiceC$ 56/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 79/day
Standard SUVC$ 93/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car in Virginia

  • Drivers and passengers older than sixteen must wear seatbelts when sitting in the front row in Virginia. All passengers under sixteen must be in a seatbelt regardless of their position in the car. Kids below eight must be secured in a federally approved child restraint device appropriate for their height and weight. Those below five must be in safety seats, and those between five and eight should be in a booster seat. If you don’t have a safety or booster seat with you, you can rent one from Virginia car rental agencies.
  • You can book your Virginia car rental using both credit and debit cards. For credit card payment, VISA, American Express, MasterCard, and Discover Network cards are accepted. The credit card must also be in your name and presented alongside a valid driver’s license. If you’re paying using a debit card, you must be at least twenty five and ready to undergo a creditworthiness check. Also, most car rental locations in Virginia only allow debit cards with MasterCard and VISA logos.
  • There are over 57,000 miles of road in Virginia, connecting you to cities, tunnels, beaches, mountains, and the wild. That’s a lot of road, and if you’re going to be on it for a long time exploring, it is prudent to register one or more additional drivers. Car rental agencies in Virginia will allow you to register other drivers if they meet the driver’s license and minimum age requirements. Also, there is a daily surcharge for each extra driver, but if it’s your spouse or domestic partner, they ride for free.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Virginia for C$ 66 or less
  • Book your rental car in Virginia at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Virginia are around 169% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Economy rental cars in Virginia are around 17% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Virginia

  • Should I rent a car in Virginia?

    You will need a rental car when visiting Virginia. The region is vast, and if you’re to do some serious exploring, a rental car will be the ideal choice. Moreover, a rental car has many benefits. First, getting a Virginia car rental allows you to explore at your own pace. There’s no need to rush as you can do what you want when you want. A rental also allows you to see more things. You can now drive further away from your hotel and visit more local sights. With a rental, you have the freedom to plan your trip. Say goodbye to the public bus and its strict schedule. Finally, a Virginia rental car gives you comfort and convenience—exactly what you need while away from home.

  • What is driving like in Virginia?

    There are a few things you need to know before driving your car rental in Virginia. First, the maximum speed limit is 70 mph, and that’s on interstates outside city limits. On urban interstates and freeways, you can only go up to 65 mph. Stick to 35 mph on highways within city limits and unpaved highways, and 25 mph when driving in a business district or residential zone. In Virginia, going too slow is an offense too, and you’ll be fined if you impede traffic flow by moving too slowly. Stick to the right side of the road unless you’re passing the vehicle in front. Wildlife crossings are common on some rural roads, so remain vigilant to avoid any accidents. Remember to yield to pedestrians, emergency vehicles with lights flashing, school buses with an extended stop sign, drivers already inside a roundabout, and an oncoming vehicle if you’re turning left.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Virginia?

    Being at least twenty one to rent a car in Virginia is the law. Most car rental locations in Virginia will require a valid driver’s license and a credit card in your name. Only drivers twenty five and over can pay using debit cards. Moreover, renters between twenty one and twenty four have a daily young renter’s surcharge, and they cannot access some vehicle classes, such as full-size and premium SUVs, signature or specialty vehicles, luxury and exotic rentals, and passenger and commercial van rentals.

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

    On average a rental car in Virginia costs C$ 129 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Virginia?

    Economy (Kia Rio or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Virginia.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Virginia?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz (C$ 51/day), Avis (C$ 68/day) and Budget (C$ 71/day).

  • What is the best rental car company in Virginia?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Virginia are Enterprise Rent-A-Car (7.7, 102 reviews), Budget (7.1, 76 reviews), and Hertz (6.4, 71 reviews).

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

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

  • Where should I rent a car in Virginia?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to rent a car in Virginia are Herndon (40% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Virginia), Fairfax (13%) and Vienna (7%).

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

    On average a rental car in Virginia costs C$ 475 per week (C$ 68 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Virginia costs C$ 2,036 per month (C$ 68 per day).

Car rental directory

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car rental locations in Virginia

    46 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Virginia

    12 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Virginia

    10 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Virginia

    9 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car rental locations in Virginia

    1 Location

  • easirent

    Easirent car rental locations in Virginia

    1 Location

  • free2move

    Free2Move car rental locations in Virginia

    1 Location

  • national

    National car rental locations in Virginia

    1 Location

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in Virginia

    1 Location

  • vipcarsrec

    VIPCars Recommendation car rental locations in Virginia

    1 Location

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C$ 77/day

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C$ 66/day

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