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Pick-up locationWashington
Rental locations36
Airport locations7

Washington car rental reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.3 Excellent (120 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 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday07:00 - 19:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
2601 Calvert St Nw+1 202 393 0900
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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
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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 - 17:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
970 D St Sw+1 202 554 1681
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
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99 H St Ne+1 202 715 1912
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday07:00 - 19:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
  • 8.3
  • 8.4
  • 8.3
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
9.2 Excellent22 Oct 2020
Pros: Easy to pick it up, drop it off,Cons: The "needs maintenance" announcement always turned on when I started the car - very annoying
10.0 Excellent12 Oct 2020
Pros: Very friendly staff and very easy drop off
6.0 Good30 Sep 2020
Pros: Convient location.Cons: Tires slid in the rain; staff were not very courteous in addressing my questions; funny smell in the car and cupholders, etc., were a bit dingy; extended time waiting for my vehicle to be ready during pickup time.
8.4 Excellent29 Sep 2020
Pros: Both pick up and drop off were very easy.
2.0 Mediocre28 Sep 2020
Cons: I never got To rent the car! I expect A full refund.
2.0 Mediocre16 Sep 2020
Cons: I made a reservation to pick up at the Enterprise at 99 H Street which is inside of Union Station. When I arrived, the location was closed. I had to have a car service take me to the airport which was a $20 charge, and an hour and a half of my time that I needed for travel. If the location is closed, I’m confused as to why I could even make a reservation in the first place. This was extremely disappointing!
4.0 Okay9 Sep 2020
Pros: Staff were friendly, despite the many issues we had.Cons: Our economy car was substituted with a ridiculous, bright red, Chevy Camero. I was told there were no other cars available. While I understand there can be substitutions, this model of car could not have been more terrible given we had a long trip planned. We were constantly followed by police and weren't able to fit the majority of our planned belongings - not to mention the gas millage cost us significantly more fuel. The seats were dropped back and low making it painful for me (a 28 year old athlete) to get in and out, let alone my wife with back issues! Not to mention the wide wheels and low profile made hydroplaning a constant threat even in mild mist. The car had obviously not been cleaned, it was disgusting. There were empty ice cream containers under the seats along with other random trash like receipts, a mask, etc. The trunk was full of some sort of mud or grease and, along with the rest of the car, covered in dirt and dust. The windows, doors, controls were all full of smudges and showed no signs of being disinfected or even wiped with a wet rag. But it gets worse, this model of car has tiny windows and visibility is a nightmare. To make that worse, the car had some kind of dealership writing, "lot #3..." melted into the windshield on the drivers' side resulting in even worse field of vision. Lastly, I was told on pickup, after I noted that the return time was not what I had booked (10am versus 8PM), I could bring the car back anytime. After arriving late at night after 12 hours on the road, I found no dropbox for the keys and no where to park the car (even the sidewalk was cluttered with returned rental cars). I had to take more time off of work to return the car this morning, and I was, of course, charged for an extra day. I can't imagine having a worse experience renting a car. At least if I'd been turned away I could have rented a car from somewhere else.
2.0 Mediocre9 Sep 2020
Pros: When the car I reserved is not there; when after waiting for 45 minutes I have to ask to learn that there are five people ahead of me and that they do not have cars for any of them either; when all three employees disappear for long periods of time; when after one hour I give up, which forces me to cancel out-of-town plans I have made for Labor Day weekend, plans that required reservations and deposits that I have now lost for good? THERE WAS NOTHING ABOUT THIS EXPERIENCE THAT I LIKED. I AM INCENSED. WHAT IS THE POINT OF MAKING RESERVATIONS?Cons: ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING ABOUT MY EXPERIENCE COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER. YES, THE CUSTOMER SERVICE WAS AWFUL. BUT THE FACT THAT I RESERVED A CAR TO RENT AND UPON ARRIVAL, AND AFTER ONE HOUR OF WAITING, THAT CAR IS NOWHERE TO BE FOUND? THAT IS THE MOST BASIC EXPECTATION OF RENTING A CAR, AND YOU FAILED MISERABLY. TO MY CONSIDERABLE EXPENSE.
5.2 Okay8 Sep 2020
Pros: The car (Chevy Cruze hatchback) got good gas mileage and was easy to drive.Cons: Kayak allowed me to book a trip which ended on Labor Day. When I got to the Enterprise location I was then told they were closed on Labor Day and I'd need to pay extra. I got lucky and found street parking so the hassle was only the added cost, but I really didn't appreciate this surprise. Once you add the insanely overpriced insurance, Enterprise is phenomenally expensive now and I won't use them for the foreseeable future. Also, what's with them always trying to force me to take an "upgrade" which is inevitably a gas guzzler? No, that's a downgrade, to pay triple the gas money, guys.
7.6 Good17 Aug 2020
Pros: Drop off was easy despite being out of office hours with a drop box for the keys.
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From S$ 81/dayRated no. 2
Avis
7.4 Good (109 reviews)
5 locations in Washington
Avis
Locations in Washington
1072 Wisconsin Avenue NW+1 202 469 7179
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday07:00 - 19:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
1908 L Street Northwest+1 202 887 4759
Monday09:00 - 12:00
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Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
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Friday09:00 - 12:00
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4400 Connecticut Avenue Northwest+1 202 686 5149
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
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Sunday09:00 - 12:00
5911 Blair Road Northwest+1 202 722 2680
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
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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
  • 7.2
  • 6.8
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2 Nov 2020
Pros: Great staff
9.6 Excellent31 Jul 2020
Pros: The staff was great, and the car ran well.Cons: The EZ-Pass fees were horrendous! Easier to pay cash.
10.0 Excellent24 Jul 2020
Pros: Friendly staff, explained everything clearly, not rushed, car pick-up and drop-off went smoothly -- great rental experience!
10.0 Excellent13 Jul 2020
Pros: Weiney Tolessa with Avis at Georgetown location was extremely helpful with my check in process. I greatly appreciated her professionalism.
8.8 Excellent17 Jun 2020
Pros: Dropoff was easyCons: Pickup could have been easier had the car been pulled out for me
8.0 Excellent7 Jun 2020
Pros: Front desk lady was excellent - she was very communicative of the rental car status when people were returning the car late.Cons: It would be great if the guy who handed me the keys told me more info about the car (i.e. where the cruise control button is and how it works in that particular model). I'm used to old cars, and when I drive it right away, I waste a few minutes figuring out where all the buttons are while being hurried to move the car out of the way.
5.6 Okay25 May 2020
Cons: The pickup location had way too few cars for the number of reservations. I waited two hours to get a car because they had to bring cars from other locations and wait for returns. Terrible management. I won't rant from Avis agin.
6.8 Good18 May 2020
Pros: I was the only customer at pickup likely due to covid and considering the circumstances the overall experience was pleasant. Dropoff wasn't as smooth but nothing worth losing sleep over.Cons: It seems like Avis's entire fleet at Union Station was kind of bedraggled and the location of the rental agencies within the garage is a bit depressing, which I admit is probably out of their control.
10.0 Excellent27 Mar 2020
Cons: Nothing, everything was great, Customer service, car etc, Thanks for ur convenience Avis.
4.8 Okay20 Mar 2020
Cons: Felt lied to because I was told my car was full but it was only half full (gas). I paid unnecessarily for gas. Plus, they didn't have the car size I wanted. Would not recommend.
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From S$ 62/dayRated no. 3
Hertz
Most popular
7.2 Good (405 reviews)
6 locations in Washington
Hertz
Locations in Washington
1 Aviation Circle+1 703 419 6300
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
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1919 Connecticut Ave Nw+1 202 299 0697
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
23540 Autopilot Dr+1 703 471 6020
Monday00:00 - 00:00
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707 7th St Nw Cnr Of 7th + G+1 202 347 8518
Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
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99 H Street Ne+1 202 289 6084
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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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
  • 7.5
  • 7
  • 6.8
  • 7
Recent reviews
6.0 Good30 Nov 2020
Pros: Efficient check-out, good price and location.Cons: After hours drop-off was chaotic - no place to leave car. Car had one mechanical problem that got worse on the first day of driving.
10.0 Excellent10 Nov 2020
Cons: More agents at the desk.
5.6 Okay26 Oct 2020
Pros: Pickup was a nightmare
2.0 Mediocre25 Oct 2020
Pros: The Staff in Hertz located at Washington DC in the 99 st was super rude, not professional a total disgrace to the customer service businessCons: Just fire that woman that was working on Saturday, October 18 at that location on the 99 st and put someone to know what the Customer service should look like
4.0 Okay18 Oct 2020
Cons: Was left waiting for my reservation for two hours. Nobody present when I returned the vehicle.
3.6 Mediocre13 Oct 2020
Cons: There was no car available when I arrived at the time of my reservation. Had to wait an hour and a half for a car and it was a smaller class than I reserved. The car also smelled as if someone had smoked in it previously. Only compensation offered was that I could return the car with half a tank of gas. Insulting since the tank wasn't even full to start.
4.8 Okay13 Oct 2020
Pros: NothingCons: The vehicle could have been ready for the time I reserved it. I waited an hour to be given a vehicle, and the “upgrade” was a much larger vehicle costing me more money in gas for my travels. The gas tank was under half a tank and I was told to return it with half a tank. Upsetting and unprofessional experience.
2.0 Mediocre12 Oct 2020
Cons: When I got to the Hertz pick-up desk, they informed me that my rental car was not available and there weren't any other (smaller) options available either. Basically I was out of luck and their system let me book a car even though they didn't have the inventory. What is VERY frustrating is that they didn't notify me ahead of time so that I could make adjustments and look elsewhere. I do not plan on using Hertz in the future.
2.0 Mediocre11 Oct 2020
Cons: When I got to the Hertz pick-up desk, they informed me that my rental car was not available and there weren't any other (smaller) options available either. Basically I was out of luck and their system let me book a car even though they didn't have the inventory. What is VERY frustrating is that they didn't notify me ahead of time so that I could make adjustments and look elsewhere. I do not plan on using Hertz in the future.
2.0 Mediocre11 Oct 2020
Cons: When I got to the Hertz pick-up desk, they informed me that my rental car was not available and there weren't any other (smaller) options available either. Basically I was out of luck and their system let me book a car even though they didn't have the inventory. What is VERY frustrating is that they didn't notify me ahead of time so that I could make adjustments and look elsewhere. I do not plan on using Hertz in the future.
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Rated no. 4
Budget
7.1 Good (259 reviews)
5 locations in Washington
Budget
Locations in Washington
1072 Wisconsin Ave Nw+1 202 469 7240
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
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Sunday09:00 - 12:00
1908 L Street Northwest+1 202 223 1418
Monday09:00 - 12:00
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4400 Connecticut Avenue Nw+1 202 686 2890
Monday07:00 - 19:00
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Thursday07:00 - 19:00
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Sunday09:00 - 12:00
5911 Blair Rd Nw+1 202 882 1470
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
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Saturday08:00 - 17:00
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99 H Street Ne+1 202 289 5374
Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
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Thursday09:00 - 12:00
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  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 6.9
  • 6.8
  • 7
Recent reviews
7.6 Good19 Oct 2020
Pros: Staff was wonderful. Unfortunately Budget doesn't provide the location with vehicles for the day until two hours before the site opens for business, so there was a long delay from check-in until my rental was ready.Cons: Turnover could be improved for cleaning vehicles by either having more staff or providing vehicles to be sterilized earlier.
9.6 Excellent9 Sep 2020
Cons: The exterior of the car was not completely clean. Budget told me that they were not allowed to use water to wash their cars in DC. This struck me as a bit odd, given that I live in DC and had not heard about such restrictions.
10.0 Excellent2 Sep 2020
Pros: The staff was very helpful and friendly.
2.0 Mediocre24 Aug 2020
Cons: They charged me a $180 fee with no information as to why. Terrible customer service.
2.0 Mediocre12 Aug 2020
Pros: They canceled my reservation at the last minute and sent me to a closed location. I will never use this website again
10.0 Excellent28 Jul 2020
Pros: Super easy
2.8 Mediocre22 Jul 2020
Pros: We waited over an hour for our rental car, very poorly managed.Cons: After waiting over an hour for our car, the car smelled intensely like smoke and made us question how well it was cleaned for COVID.
9.2 Excellent13 Jul 2020
Cons: The dropping off of the car was a little frustrating.
10.0 Excellent29 Jun 2020
Pros: Friendly staff, very quick pickup and easy drop off. Car was modern, very clean and comfortable and good on gas.Cons: Due to social distancing we had to wait outside (it's a small storefront office) but fortunately there was shade.
4.0 Okay27 Jun 2020
Cons: They gave me a van instead of a car
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Rated no. 5
Alamo
8.5 Excellent (92 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
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970 D St Sw+1 888 826 6893
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent26 Nov 2020
Pros: All good.Cons: Specific vehicle availability--I requested a SUV but ended up with a minivan.
3.6 Mediocre17 Nov 2020
Cons: We booked the car for 8:30am. We got there, the car was not ready. They tried to give us an upgrade of a V8 for a long trip when I booked an economical car. We then had to wait 45 mins for a car to arrive. It had tire pressure issues. They filled with air and said it was fine. We got down the road 5 mins and a warning light came on. We then had to find another Alamo to switch out the car which took another 40 mins as they had to do the paperwork and clean the car. 11am we were finally in the road for a 12 hour trip This is totally unacceptable
10.0 Excellent13 Sep 2020
Pros: Everything was smooth and easy. Car was very clean.
10.0 Excellent31 Aug 2020
Pros: Incredibly friendly staff, made me feel comfortable and welcome.
3.6 Mediocre2 Aug 2020
Pros: The car was very cleanCons: So it had leaky tires, none of the charging ports worked, and the guy working there drove around really fast and freaked me out.
2.0 Mediocre11 Jul 2020
Pros: Told me on arrival their computer system had a glitch and they actually had no cars available. They also said they'd call me in the afternoon to let me know when the next car would be available and then never called.Cons: Fix your website so people don't waste their time.
10.0 Excellent22 Jun 2020
Pros: Staff was greatCons: Car was almost not ready on time
5.2 Okay31 Dec 2019
Cons: They didn’t have my reserved car, nor any other car available. This also happened to two other people who were there at the same time.
8.4 Excellent25 Jun 2019
Pros: Staff was wonderful. Very friendly and courteous, Things moved along at a great clip. Thanks to themCons: You have only one location in DC. Its not open 24 hours. Having a location open 24 hours would be much more convenient...or waive fee for DCA drop off if after hours in the DC location. This is whats really missing.
10.0 Excellent28 Mar 2019
Pros: I got an upgrade on the car, the young driver fee was low, and the check in/out was very easy.
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Rated no. 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
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970 D St Sw+1 202 554 1681
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
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Sunday08:00 - 17:00
  • 9.2
  • 9
  • 8.8
  • 8.4
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent27 Jan 2020
Pros: Tia was really helpful and easy going.Cons: Nothing, again, Tia was fabulous
6.4 Good25 Nov 2018
Offices closedPros: Manager at airport location was able to accommodate our reservationCons: We were called a week in advance that our pick up location inDC would be closed that we needed to go to union station to pick up rental. However, after getting an Uber to union station, that office was closed too. Then we had to get another Uber to the Ronald Reagan airport. So more Uber drives. Very late start to our drive to Virginia.
10.0 Excellent18 Oct 2016
Great experiencePros: I booked at a place that was off the airport and they worked with me to get the car at the airport. Very nice and professional people.
10.0 Excellent20 Sep 2016
Pros: Great service, great truck
9.2 Excellent6 Sep 2016
Great Service and Delivered as PromisedPros: I ordered a pickup truck and actually was given my choice of the ones they had on site, not just the one selected for me. Staff was friendly, courtesy and very helpful.Cons: National does not pick up or drop off customers before or after rental, so you are responsible for arriving here and getting back on your own accord.
9.2 Excellent16 Jul 2016
Pros: Front desk staff was really nice and pleasant.Cons: I didn't enjoy the car I drove. But that isn't the fault of Kayak.
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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
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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 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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From S$ 59/day
Thrifty
Cheapest deal
1 location in Washington
Thrifty
Locations in Washington
707 7th Street Northwest+1 202 347 8518
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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999 travellers who rented a car in Washington gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

Car rental locations in or near Washington

Good to know

Most popular agency

Dollar

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

S$ 87/day

Good deal

S$ 64/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 hire car.
  • Fortunately for would-be hire car drivers with flights to Washington, D.C., all of the airports in the greater metropolitan area have easily accessible hire car centers. In Washington Dulles Airport, shuttles outside of the Baggage Claim Area will take travelers to the hire lot, while at Reagan National Airport, travelers will find the hire 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 S$ 64 or less
  • Book your rental car in Washington at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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 Dollar, Hertz and Avis

  • On average a rental car in Washington costs S$ 87 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Washington are Enterprise (8.5, 212 reviews), Alamo (8.2, 162 reviews), and Avis (7.4, 167 reviews).

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

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

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

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Reagan-National airport to off-airport locations include Dollar, Hertz, Avis and Thrifty.

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

  • A Compact car rental in Washington costs S$ 50 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Washington costs S$ 129 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Washington costs S$ 121 per day, on average.

  • In Washington, cars are most frequently rented at Thrifty 23540 Autopilot Drive (37 km from city centre ).

  • On average a rental car in Washington costs S$ 609 per week (S$ 87 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Washington costs S$ 2,612 per month (S$ 87 per day).

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Washington, D.C.?Fortunately for visitors to D.C. with hire 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.

  • Petrol 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 petrol 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.