Top tips for renting a car at Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl Airport
While there are plenty of transportation options to get you from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) to your destination, there are drawbacks to all of them. The cost of taxis and rideshare services can be quite steep. The time associated with taking public transportation that may include several transfers can make that a less than desirable choice as well. When you choose a car rental at Washington Dulles International Airport, you can head straight to your destination in an economical way.
Picking up your car rental at Washington Dulles International Airport is quite easy. Once you leave the baggage claim area head down the ramp to either Door 2 or Door 4. There are rental car shuttle buses that pick up at both Curbs 2C and 2D. It is important to remember that some brands do share a shuttle bus, so make sure you check the branding on the bus before you board to pick up your rental car.
Returning your car rental at Washington Dulles International Airport is just about as easy as when you picked it up. When you are driving to the airport, follow the signage that directs you to the rental car return area. All the lots for the rental car companies are on Autopilot Drive. From there, simply follow the signage for your company's lot, return your car, and then hop on the convenient shuttle bus to take you to the terminal buildings.
Just as you might expect when driving in any major city, there are times that are busier at this airport, and that not only means the time it will take to get your Washington Dulles International Airport car rental will be longer, but the time it will take to leave the airport could be longer as well. You should expect these longer wait times on weekday mornings and Sunday mornings.
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FAQs about renting a car at Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl Airport
Most major car rental companies that you are most likely familiar with have an operation at this airport. One of the great features of this airport is that all of the companies have an operation in the rental car center that has a location offsite from the airport. The center is easily accessed through the complimentary shuttle buses that operate between the terminal buildings and the rental car center.
One of the best things about renting a car and a major airport like this that has a dedicated rental car center is that you will be able to pick up your car quickly. Most all the major rental car companies here have an information board that will show you where your rental car sits so if you do not want to deal with waiting in line or interacting with any car rental personnel, you can walk straight to your car. Beyond that, the center offers things like restrooms and vending machines to pick up a quick snack or drink.
When you are renting a car at Washington Dulles Intl Airport you must present a valid driver's license issued in the United States. If you are visiting from another country, you can use the license issued from your home country so long as it is valid at the time of your rental. If you are visiting from another country you will need to present your passport at the time of your rental as well.
On average a rental car at Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl Airport costs C$ 107 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Thrifty (C$ 37/day), Alamo (C$ 53/day) and Dollar (C$ 55/day).
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies at Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl Airport are Hertz (7.2, 51 reviews), Dollar (6.9, 78 reviews), and Thrifty (6.0, 55 reviews).
Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl Airport to off-airport locations include Thrifty, Dollar, Hertz, Alamo, Budget, and National.