Top tips for renting a car at Washington, D.C. Reagan-National Airport
Car rental at Washington Reagan-National Airport (DCA) is one of the most convenient ways of getting from the airport to various attractions and destinations around Arlington and the larger Washington Metropolitan area. If you want to learn about the history of the U.S., Arlington is a perfect vacation destination for you. Nestled on the banks of the Potomac River right across from Washington D.C, Arlington is home to some of the most beautiful memorial parks in the U.S. From the Arlington National Cemetery to the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial, to the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, to the Women in Military Service for America Memorial, there is plenty to see and do with your Washington car rental.
Washington Reagan - National Airport car rental provides the ultimate freedom for experiencing the beauty that the city has to offer. Since transport is at the core of your adventure, renting a car comes with comfort, privacy, enough room for your travel party, and the freedom to let loose, have fun, and build memories – something much more difficult when relying on public transportation. Renting a car shortens your travel around. For instance, you can conveniently drive to Georgetown within 15min or travel 35 miles away to Prince William Forest Park in 45min.
Upon landing at the Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA), you will head straight to the first floor of Terminal Garage A where the car rental agencies are located. You can also opt for a Rental Car Shuttle ride that will directly take you to the rental car shop or simply follow the signs leading to Terminal Parking Garage A and arrive there on foot. It takes about 10min to 15min to arrive at the car rental facility, depending on the terminal you are arriving at. Multiple car rental companies, from budget-friendly brands like Fox to global brands like Budget, Hertz, and Alamo have desks at this airport.
When driving in Virginia, it is important to note that pedestrians have the right of way. As such, it is a rule that you stop, and not just yield, whenever pedestrians are crossing on marked as well as unmarked crosswalks. Additionally, pedestrians have the right of way at intersections too, so you better be vigilant or risk causing an accident. The use of hand-held communication devices is prohibited while driving in Virginia. Finally, Arlington is known for its bikers, so be sure to avoid parking in bike lanes to avoid hefty fines.
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FAQs about renting a car at Washington, D.C. Reagan-National Airport
All renters and additional drivers must be at least 21 years old and provide valid identification documentation before signing off the car. Foreign renters are required to provide valid copies of their passports. Additionally, you will be required to provide a valid credit or debit card for payment processing. It’s recommended to contact your rental company in advance to make sure you bring the required documentation.
Like in the other states, you will need a valid insurance cover to drive in Virginia. Find out if your existing insurance will cover your rented car. Additionally, most credit card carriers provide some sort of limited cover. Find out the extent of cover provided by your credit card company.
Most car rental companies will be glad to extend your car rental period. However, you must inform the rental company of your intention to extend your stay with the car to avoid penalties. Also, be sure to read the contract to understand the extension terms as well as the cost implications.
On average a rental car at Washington, D.C. Reagan-National Airport costs C$ 136 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Dollar (C$ 54/day), Thrifty (C$ 56/day) and Payless (C$ 63/day).
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company at Washington, D.C. Reagan-National Airport is Budget (6.2, 51 reviews).
Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Washington, D.C. Reagan-National Airport to off-airport locations include Dollar, Thrifty, Budget, and Avis.