Car rental at Baltimore/Washington Airport

Car rental at Baltimore/Washington Airport

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Baltimore, MD, United States - Baltimore/Washington
2 Nov — 9 Nov
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Baltimore/Washington Airport car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Alamo
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (353 reviews)
1 location in Baltimore/Washington Airport
Alamo
Locations in Baltimore/Washington Airport
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 Jul 25
We arrived around 1:30 AM and all the rental agencies were closed except Enterprise who helped Alamo customers during that time. I was unable to use Alamos kiosk after my dog bit holes in my card used for the reservation. The staff provided calm and welcoming customer service in a potentially disastrous beginning to our trip to Maryland. Everything went smoothly and and we were off to enjoy the sights!
10.0 Excellent2021 Jul 10
Great service from the folks in the garage, especially Jeff! Thanks a lot!
8.0 Excellent2021 Jul 03
I liked the Toyota Camry. It was very comfortable an all of our luggage fit in the trunk.The charges at the end of my week were over $1000 higher than those given to me initially. The weekly rate was far higher than I was quoted. This makes me not want to use Alamo again when renting a car.
10.0 Excellent2021 May 22
drop off staff exceptionally helpful with my elder mother
10.0 Excellent2021 May 06
ExcellentEverything was perfect
8.0 Excellent2021 Apr 03
Pick up was staffed by only one person and it took forever. But hey, it's COVID.
2.0 Mediocre2021 Mar 31
Nothing was great about the business; they gave away my rental to another customer; my flight was delayed and when my family and I arrived we didn't have a rental to go to our next destinationIf they would have put my rental aside for me and my family when we arrived from our flight!
8.0 Excellent2021 Feb 03
Staff was very friendly and the drop off was very easy.I thought it all went pretty easy.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Nov 11
Nothing. They had no cars available for anyone and we were stuck there at midnight with over 100 people in the facility.Don’t give reservations unless you can fulfill them. Multiple companies pool cars at this location and none of them had any.
10.0 Excellent2020 Nov 01
Great rental. Courteous staffNothing. Everything was fine
Rated #2
NextCar
7.6 Good (185 reviews)
1 location in Baltimore/Washington Airport
NextCar
Locations in Baltimore/Washington Airport
  • 7.6
  • 7.8
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 Oct 21
The woman at reception was great, returning the car was easy.
10.0 Excellent2021 Oct 14
Great experience. Will use Kayak again!
10.0 Excellent2021 Oct 06
Honestly for the money I couldn’t complain. Took a chance on a not well known company, and it worked out great. Will definitely rent from them again!
7.9 Good2021 Sep 10
The pick up was a little awkward. The Keys were inside with the clerk, not outside with the kiosk attendant, as promised, so hot and tired from traveling, we trundled back and forth. But in the big picture, it was not a big problem and the clerk was very kind about the mix-up. The kiosk attendant was a little annoying. perhaps he was annoyed with the situation too. But the car was nice and roomy, and the return was simple!
5.9 Okay2021 Aug 14
The car was good, pick up was ok and fairly easy, but drop off was confusing (maybe blame Google maps for taking me the wrong way) and no one in the booth to take back the car, so I had to walk towards check in counter before the assistant from the counter met me half way and took my keys. No receipt received, so only guessing at the “extra” fees incurred.
10.0 Excellent2021 Jul 26
The space, the beautiful
1.9 Horrible2021 Jul 25
Horrible experience. Check out google reviews. All 1-star about the managers/staff. Bad service. There's a reason why this place is tucked into the corner away from the big players.
10.0 Excellent2021 Jul 11
This was the best car rental experience I have had in 30 years. I had never heard of Nextcar prior to this rental in Baltimore. The previous renter had smoked in the car and it was late so I “just went with it.” I changed my mind a couple days later and not only did they immediately give me a new car but upgraded me without a moments hassle. The exchanged car was ready when I arrived. They will be my first choice next time.
4.0 Okay2021 Jul 04
Price and cleaning
4.0 Okay2021 Jun 27
Staff was friendly, drop off was very easy. When we needed to switch cars, that process was easy and they were flexible.When I went to pick up the car it smelled bad and I discovered the trunk was littered with fast food garbage. They were apologetic and quickly switched us to a comparable car, but that should never have happened. I had to return to the desk a couple times and each time there was nobody at the desk and I just had to yell into the room behind the counter to get somebody to come help. Not a great experience overall.
Rated #3
Hertz
7.1 Good (129 reviews)
1 location in Baltimore/Washington Airport
Hertz
Locations in Baltimore/Washington Airport
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.1
  • 7
  • 7
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible2021 Oct 12
My car was not available at the time of my reservation. No alternative car was offered or available from Hertz. Due to this issue my family and I were forced to spend the night sleeping in the rental facility waiting for Hertz to get us a car. We ended up waiting over 5 hours past our reservation to receive a car. Many other customers at the Baltimore airport were also affected and had to spend the night sleeping at the rental facility. THIS IS NOT AN ISOLATED ISSUE. I have heard this happens frequently with Hertz post-pandemic. I would strongly urge those booking with Hertz to consider using an alternate company or form of transport, or be prepared to spend the night sleeping in a waiting room in front of their rental counter. Also Hertz provided no offer of accommodation or discounts during the incident.
3.9 Mediocre2021 Oct 04
When booking our rental in DC, we noticed that the rental was supposed to be at DCA and ended up at BWI. When we called Hertz to swap (45mins drive difference) they stated they would charge us $200 fee to swap. They charged us an extra $55 for my husband to be a driver, when it was booked under me. I asked if he just drove, switch names on the booking, they told me no. We share the same cc and insurance. Lastly, they charged us a 10% fee just to speak with someone in customer service. We were hung up on 2xs when trying to get ahold of someone. I won't be using Hertz every again. They nickel and dime you for everything and their customer service is awful.
10.0 Excellent2021 Sep 25
The lines at the rental desk were long but they worked efficiently. The staff was extremely nice and helpful. Our car was spotless and perfect for our needs.
7.9 Good2021 Sep 23
It would have made it easier if they would have explained about the tolls and the ez pass box attached to the windshield. None of that was explained to me. I have no idea how any of that worked and if I was supposed to use the box or pay the tolls myself. Very confusing when coming from a state without tolls
1.9 Horrible2021 Sep 22
I will not book through Kayak or Hertz ever again. These people gave me a car without A\C, had me running all over the place to get it replaced without actually making sure they could, never replaced it, hardly apologized, treated me poorly even though I was nice about it, and never offered anything to make up For the fact that my boyfriend and I sweat ALL day in BLAZING heat because of their poor service. Never again.
7.9 Good2021 Aug 23
There was a long line during pickup with only one person checking in for Hertz. Had to wait in line for about 35-40 minutes
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 23
The brakes were horrible…pads and rotors needed. The car smelled of long term smoking. Windshield wiper blades needs to be replaced. The $1400 spent is such a terrible fee given the condition of this vehicle.
3.9 Mediocre2021 Aug 22
The retrieval process was very challenging and disorganized. Long wait time and staff that could make some improvements on professionalism. Will likely not use this rental car service again.
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 22
They didn't have any cars available even though I made a reservation so I had to scramble and find another provider and ended up paying a ridiculous amount
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 17
Our reservation was at 8 am at BWI. Huge line at the counter so my husband didn’t get up there until 845. Then we had to wait two hours for our car to be ready. Destroyed our whole travel plan for the day. We had just gotten off an international flight with a baby and a dog. The last insult was that Hertz wanted us to return the car two days later at the time my husband got to the counter, instead of when he actually got the car!
Rated #4
Payless
7 Good (349 reviews)
1 location in Baltimore/Washington Airport
Payless
Locations in Baltimore/Washington Airport
  • 7
  • 7.2
  • 6.8
  • 6.7
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2020 Nov 01
Great rental.Nothing. Everything was fine
3.6 Mediocre2020 Aug 23
The other rental company that helped us
2.0 Mediocre2020 Jul 30
Payless in BWI is closed and has no cars available for the last few months. However, they are still accepting reservation! Don't be fooled
2.0 Mediocre2020 Jul 27
We showed up for our reservation only to be greeted by a sign at the counter saying “ no cars available “. We had to scramble and rent from another company at twice the price. There was no one at the counter. Why is kayak booking reservations for Payless at BWI if they clearly aren’t running?
2.0 Mediocre2020 Jul 26
Booked a rental and showed up to pick up the car and there was no one at the counter. There was only a sign saying No cars available. Very unprofessional and caused unnecessary stress at the start of a trip.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Jul 22
Nothing. No one was there and I was unable to rent the car.Someone could have been there and they could have had a car there since I booked it a week earlier.
2.8 Mediocre2020 Jul 20
Nothing. They were not present - only a sign saying they were out of cars.No one was present even though we had a car reserved. There was only a hand-written sign saying they were out of cars. We were stuck without a car and no transportation. It was a nightmare. We could not get in touch with Payless by phone and we were put on a callback list with Kayak because their hold times were over an hour. We were totally stuck with no recourse.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Jul 20
The Payless car rental has closed at BWI. I received a confirmation email from kayak just a few hours before I arrived at BWI to find it closed. Then when I called Kayak customer service I couldn’t get through. They finally called me back after I’d spent twice as much at another rental car agency snd they said there was nothing kayak could do. I won’t use kayak again. Unreliable.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Jul 14
We got to site to pick up our car and there was a sign that said “sorry no cars” and there was no one at the desk to even ask a question to.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Jul 07
Nothing, reserved car week earlier, got to the rental location and it was CLOSED! Sign read " No cars available"!!! WTF????? I will NEVER rent a car from them or their sister company Avis again. NEVER. I ended up paying another $120 for a competitor's car. I am suing.Everything, read above. Give me my $120!!!!
Rated #5
Dollar
6.9 Good (189 reviews)
1 location in Baltimore/Washington Airport
Dollar
Locations in Baltimore/Washington Airport
  • 7.3
  • 7.2
  • 6.8
  • 6.3
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 Oct 12
Easy pick up and drop off, clean car, nice staff, overall seamless process
10.0 Excellent2021 Oct 11
The Dollar rental counter has been consolidated with Hertz, but the rental experience was smooth. I didn't have to spend long with the representative and picked out a car quickly. Drop-off was straightforward and hassle-free.
10.0 Excellent2021 Oct 06
The Dollar counter was closed. A sign directed Dollar patrons to the Hertz counter. It appears that Hertz is handling Dollar reservations in Hanover. Only a momentary bit of confusion, seeing the Dollar station in darkness, but the agent at Hertz had Dollar's reservation information in her computer and handled everything efficiently. The return procedure was also quick and easy, also done by Hertz.
10.0 Excellent2021 Oct 01
Pickup was easy. Drop off no directions anywhere what to do how to drop off
1.9 Horrible2021 Sep 27
Arrived at 10:15 am. No cars were ready and I was told I had to wait at least an hour and a half for the next car. We’d flown in to attend a funeral that day and I didn’t have that kind of time. Canceled reservation and took Uber instead.
5.9 Okay2021 Sep 27
The vehicle took over an hour to be ready for our use. We had to use a pickup truck instead of the Suburban we selected because there was no inventory.
1.9 Horrible2021 Sep 14
Upon receiving the vehicle, I didn't realized the SUV was not cleaned (inside or outside) due to the dark parking facility. My trip was taking my daughter to college and was on a tight schedule. I took the car through the carwash & clean/ vacuum the interior of car. The SUV has several dents/ nicks on the exterior of car - no attendant was present to perform the initial car inspection prior to release of car. And last, interior carpet was pulled up at the seams. Upon returning the car, no attendants were present for proper car inspection & given receipt. The vehicle was not ready for customer usage, however, it allowed me to get my child to college.
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 30
Doller was closed and got sent to thrifty. Only one person was working at thrifty for about 20 customers. Finally after about 45 minutes they got another employee to help but still was moving about 1 customer every 15 minutes. Then Hertz started signing people in for them but then after signing in for the vehicle, everyone had to wait another 20 minutes for them to bring the vehicle to you. Hertz was the only thing that saved them that day.
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 23
The car was fine and the employees were helpful, but the decision to only have one person working the combined two counters (all Dollar renters had to go to the Thrifty counter) was ridiculous. It took me over 3 hours from the time I got in line until the time I finally got in my rental car. There were only 12 other parties ahead of me in line when I got there, but they only had one employee working the counter and each rental took 15+ minutes to get sorted even though it was only for people with pre-booked reservations because they didn't have any extra cars for people without reservations (one couple took over an hour). By the time I got my car, there must have been 50+ people in line. No other rental agency in the building had more than a handful of people in line at any given time and all had multiple employees working the counters (I arrived with a family member renting from another agency, and it only took them half an hour to get their car). I obviously don't know what the situation was with staffing, but to have two services using one counter, and only having one employee working during the middle of the day on a weekend was ridiculous. I can only imagine how long some of those other people had to stand in line who were behind me when the line was 2-3X as long as it was when I arrived and I had to wait 3 hours to get into my rental.
5.9 Okay2021 Jul 31
The car wasn’t very clean, it had a bit of a smell and the windows had greasy spots on them. All three cars in the zone I was eligible for were the same.
Rated #6
Budget
6.9 Good (329 reviews)
1 location in Baltimore/Washington Airport
Budget
Locations in Baltimore/Washington Airport
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 6.8
  • 6.6
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
3.9 Mediocre2021 Oct 16
The Nissan Pathfinder we were given was beat up and dirty.
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 24
Budget runs a bait & switch program. I rented a Standard Elite SUV and when I went to pick uo vehicle they tried to give me a 12 passenger express van. The same happened to another customer who wanted a full size SUV. I waited over 1.5 hours because I really needed an SUV to move my daughter to college. They had a Tahoe available but wanted to charge me an additional $100 per day. Finally, they gave me a Ford Explorer. I purchased the eToll for my rental and they didn't activate it. So when I went through toll gate on my way to Michigan, I had to pay because Budget didn't activate my eToll. I called Budget and they told me to stop by the nearest Budget. They are inconsiderate and the customer experience is very poor.
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 22
Long wait, friendly staff, wrong car so they gave us one too small to fit our family. Then when we crammed into it and tried to leave they stopped us and said we had to switch cars cuz this one was reserved for someone else. So then we switched. Big hassle.
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 16
The process and waiting time to get the car is extremely exhausting. There was only one person to attend to many customers
7.9 Good2021 Aug 03
More agents are needed - waited 45 minutes in line. Rep was kind- however wait time is ridiculous
1.9 Horrible2021 Jul 22
When we pulled in to drop off in Avis (signs for budget said to do so), I kid you not there had to be over 150 vehicles just sitting there. Couldn't find a worker anywhere. After about 20 minutes, I found one very frazzled guy. He immediately thought I was going to yell at him and started saying he is only one person - to which I agreed. I completely get that there is a staffing shortage right now. Believe me - I own 5 restaurants. So you know what we do as owners, we work in the restaurants to help our staff. This guy was on the verge of breakdown. He just told everyone to leave the keys in the car and go catch their planes. He didn't have time to check in the vehicles. Not sure who was going to move them all, clean them all, gas them all - that poor guy. It's been days and I can't shake the look on his face of hopelessness and just being completely overwhelmed. Please - help your workers. Go work a day in that heat with customers screaming at you - you'll figure out how to pay them more.
3.9 Mediocre2021 Jul 20
Pick up was very easy for a reservation made only 30 minutes before the needed pick up time out of BWI. Car was fairly clean and seemed well maintained. Drop off was less than ideal and made me second guess if the car was ever checked back in. The attendant just took the keys and said all done. When I asked about a receipt he said I should get an email (which I never did). All and all not a bad experience but definitely felt overpriced to go from Baltimore to Richmond
1.9 Horrible2021 Jul 16
Terrible service at check-in and drop off. They send all Budget rentals to the Avis desk and don’t have fastbreak. Waited an hour in line to get my rental. Incompetent staff didn’t have any of my information and tried up charging me.
2.0 Mediocre2021 Jun 14
They waited 7 months to charge me for fictional damage to the car. No description, no proof, just a billHonesty
10.0 Excellent2021 Jun 01
YesNothing. Everything was easy and excellent.
Rated #7
Thrifty
6.8 Good (167 reviews)
1 location in Baltimore/Washington Airport
Thrifty
Locations in Baltimore/Washington Airport
  • 7.2
  • 7.5
  • 6.7
  • 6.3
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
3.9 Mediocre2021 Sep 28
30+ minutes to pick up? Insane! Line barely moving and one person working leaves during the wait. Only 2-3 people working to process pick-ups for Hertz/Thrifty/Dollar. Covid profiteering at work....
1.9 Horrible2021 Sep 27
Understaffed to process number of car rentals. We waited 2.5 hours for our reservation.
1.9 Horrible2021 Sep 04
Had to go to Hertz counter only one two people working. Took an hour to get my car.
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 14
At 8pm rental counter was closed. No direction posted.
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 07
Car was unsafe. I returned it immediately
10.0 Excellent2021 Jul 21
The ease of the rental process was awesome. The vehicle cleanliness was mediocre, but I cleaned and washed it myself after pickup. The return process was also easy and quick. The Chevy Suburban was a newer model with all of the bells and whistles. Great ride and efficient for our needs. Thank you!
1.9 Horrible2021 Jul 13
At pickup about a 1 hour wait for a car, they sent us to the Hertz counter where everyone else had to go. The worker for thrifty was very rude when sending my family and me to Hertz counter.
1.9 Horrible2021 Jul 13
Was unable to cancel Mia-booked trip even though I paid for both (with one being on accident). As a frequent business traveler I will never use or recommend these services again.
2.0 Mediocre2021 Jun 02
2 hour delay on the pick up side. dropped off on-time but location was called. dealt with customer service for over 45 minutes to find a solution and then was charged for additional 2 days when car was not in my possessioncar pick up happening when the reservation was made. communication between customer service and the drop off location. why did i spent time talking to customer service, only to have to be put on hold and talk to them again, to rectify billing that never should have happened.
4.0 Okay2021 May 12
Friendly staffFuel pump (we think) was going out and took 20 minutes to start after putting gas in the car (twice),
Rated #8
Enterprise
8.5 Excellent (61 reviews)
1 location in Baltimore/Washington Airport
Enterprise
Locations in Baltimore/Washington Airport
  • 8.8
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.4
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
7.9 Good2021 Aug 29
The van was dirty when picked up. I had to leave the windows open overnight and use fabreeze to get the odor out of the seats. There was a dust buildup all over the steering column and dashboard. Very unusual for a rental.
3.9 Mediocre2021 Aug 20
The car interior was clean. That's about the only good thing it had going. The check-in process was hasty and not much care taken. Gave me 3/4 tank of gas but marked full on contract. Car had a bunch of scratches that weren't marked down on the contract. I asked for an SUV, they gave me not quite an SUV but a crossover with less cargo space than a standard car but a gas gozzler nontheless. I've been renting with Enterprise for over 10 years now and they were my preferred rental company. But my last couple of rental experiences with them have left much to be desired.
4.0 Okay2021 Jun 15
The car was not ready it took 1/2 hour. The nav console did not work.
8.0 Excellent2021 Jun 08
Staff were very friendly! Pick up took a while but drop off was great!Had the vehicle ready when we arrived. We had to wait for about 15 minutes
6.0 Good2020 Nov 26
It was “meh”, so nothing was really good.They could have correctly cleaned the car.
8.8 Excellent2020 Sep 28
When we arrived the car we rented was not available and they wanted to charge us to upgrade. They did however endnus giving us the upgrade for free but I had to mention it 3 times
2.0 Mediocre2020 Sep 23
Staff was rude and truck was filthyeverything
9.6 Excellent2020 Aug 04
It was a pretty seamless experience. I had a Ford Fusion Hybrid, and was amazed at avg 47 mpgs over the weekend.Nothing really
10.0 Excellent2020 Jun 20
Easy on both ends. It seems like the transactions have really been streamlinedI don’t have any suggestions
2.0 Mediocre2020 May 29
The manger BWI enterprise refuse to give me my car that I reserved for. Which I had to go to hurtz for a rental
Rated #9
Avis
7.4 Good (82 reviews)
1 location in Baltimore/Washington Airport
Avis
Locations in Baltimore/Washington Airport
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
  • 7.3
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible2021 Sep 06
The initial car that was assigned to us had a dead battery. That was very frustrating. The manager on duty was rude. This experience was my guest with Avis and my last.
10.0 Excellent2021 Jul 29
The rate was 206.00 for a 6 hour rental
2.0 Mediocre2021 Jun 15
Literally nothingActually have cars that people rented. More than 60 people in line and they came out and said they had no cars left... everyone had a reservation.
10.0 Excellent2021 May 18
Great experienceLine at pickup could have been shorter
10.0 Excellent2021 Apr 23
Quick process to get my rental (done through the Avis app).This facility hasn’t incorporated their new fast pass system where your can get a QR code to check out. Reagan Airport has it and makes a big difference.
10.0 Excellent2021 Apr 08
Vehicle was nearly brand new. Clean, inside and out.Long wait in line. Representatives seem care-free.
8.0 Excellent2021 Mar 16
The people there were very pleasant to deal with.I was late picking up my car and I still had to wait for 20 minutes. The car was not cleaned very well.
4.0 Okay2021 Mar 06
Provide a car that wasn’t damaged
10.0 Excellent2021 Jan 04
Everything was easy and quick. The staff was great.
3.2 Mediocre2020 Nov 11
The Dodge Journey is just an awful vehicle. It was so dirty when picked up. And the vehicle just is too small for its class.
Rated #10
National
9.3 Excellent (11 reviews)
1 location in Baltimore/Washington Airport
National
Locations in Baltimore/Washington Airport
  • 9
  • 9.6
  • 9.4
  • 9.6
  • 9
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2016 Sep 26
Easy drop off and pick upCost of insurance
10.0 Excellent2016 Sep 06
Easy in and out process.No issues
Flight Car
1 location in Baltimore/Washington Airport
Flight Car
Locations in Baltimore/Washington Airport
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in Baltimore/Washington Airport
Sunnycars
Locations in Baltimore/Washington Airport
Recent reviews
1855 travelers who rented a car in Baltimore/Washington Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.4

Car rental locations at Baltimore/Washington Airport

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Top tips for renting a car at Baltimore/Washington Airport

  • Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) is one of three international airports serving the region. It’s 30 miles from Washington DC and 9 miles from Baltimore. Car hire at Baltimore/Washington Airport is very popular. It’s a very easy airport to connect with by car and very close to major highways taking you to various nearby cities and onward to other US destinations.
  • There are a number of petrol stations near the rental facility but not immediately on its campus. If you are approaching from the Paul T Pitcher Memorial Highway via New Ridge Road you will pass two stations just after you exit the highway. If you are coming off Metropolitan Boulevard you’ll find a petrol station east of the main entrance to the airport on Aviation Blvd. Refuel in one of these before you return your car.
  • Returning your car is very straightforward. On approach to the airport you will see signs for the car rental facility. Follow these and park in the car park there. Remove all your belongings and return to the car hire desks in the main building. Here you can exchange your keys and documents and, once the car is checked, you’ll be free to go. If you arrive out of normal hours there will be a drop-box for you to leave your keys.
  • Baltimore/Washington Airport car hire operates 24h a day, seven days a week. A small number have reduced hours and when staff aren’t available a drop-box or self-service facility is in operation. Staff are available to answer queries and help with any onward travel enquiries.
  • Book your rental car at Baltimore/Washington Airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car at Baltimore/Washington Airport

  • Car hire at Baltimore/Washington Airport is located in a modern, one-stop-shop rental facility, which is a 10min drive from the terminals. A free shuttle bus connects the airport with the rental facility, which is in the Stoney Run District, just outside the main airport campus. The shuttle connects with each of the terminals and takes around 10min to reach the facility. All the cars are waiting here for collection also.

  • As the car hire facility is outside the airport campus you will need a little bit more time than if it was right beside the terminal building. The shuttle bus is very regular but it can take time in heavy traffic so you need to prepare for that. The return process shouldn’t take more than 20min from the time of parking in the rental facility but do allow for delays at peak times. Allow yourself at least an hour on top of your normal pre-departure time to return your keys and documents, wait for the shuttle and to get back to the terminal. There are taxis available at the facility too if you are short on time.

  • The car rental facility was purpose-built to streamline car hire at Baltimore/Washington Airport. All amenities you might require are in this location. These include car hire desks and staff, car collection, waiting areas, tourist information, restaurants, ATMs, and toilets.

  • Car hire at Baltimore/Washington Airport requires a valid driving licence for your country, a credit or debit card and your passport as secondary identification. You may also be asked for your flight details so have those on hand also. The minimum age to hire a car in the US is 21 and anyone under 25 will have to pay a daily surcharge. There's no official maximum age but individual companies may have their own rules. If you are over 75 it's useful to have a letter from your GP stating that you are competent to drive.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies at Baltimore/Washington Airport are Alamo (8.7, 353 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 61 reviews), and NextCar (7.6, 185 reviews).

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