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Portland, ME, United States
9 Aug — 16 Aug
Same drop-off
Portland, ME, United States
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Portland car rental information

Pick-up locationPortland
Rental locations12
Airport locations9

Car rental insurance in Portland

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Portland car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Portland.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car rental insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Portland car rental.

Portland car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Alamo
Best rated
9 Excellent (150 reviews)
1 location in Portland
Alamo
Locations in Portland
1001 Westbrook St+1 844 370 3979
Monday07:30 - 23:59
Tuesday07:30 - 23:59
Wednesday07:30 - 23:59
Thursday07:30 - 23:59
Friday07:30 - 23:59
Saturday07:30 - 23:59
Sunday07:30 - 23:59
  • 9
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  • 8.7
Recent reviews
5.9 Okay2021 Jul 10
2.0 Mediocre2021 Mar 15
Pros: Nothing. I canceled my reservation at the kiosk.Cons: I was given 3 cars to try. The first car wouldn’t turn on and was filthy. The second car had brakes that sounded terrible. The third was filthy. The clerk was rude and short with me. She said those 3 terrible cars were my only options. Yes, including a car that wouldn’t start. I canceled my reservation and went with enterprise.
10.0 Excellent2021 Jan 02
Cons: staff was unhelpful when i told them the car was missing an ez pass
10.0 Excellent2020 Oct 10
Pros: Staff knowledgeable and super friendly. Car clean and newCons: Better lighting in the pickup/drop off area
6.4 Good2020 Sep 29
Pros: customer service was good wait time was goodCons: I reserved a full size car. they gave me a tiny, compact SUV and said "Oh, this is actually one step upgrade for you" It was tiny. not enough room.
2.4 Mediocre2020 Aug 07
Pros: I was expecting a midsize suv and got a tiny Kia Soul The back did not have ac- the hatch had to be opened manually The return experience in Boston was an absolute nightmareCons: I should’ve been able to rent a bigger vehicle- my children each had to hold luggage because of the tiny car Returning to an under Construction very y’all and dangerous feeling parking deck in Boston was truly the most stressful experience of my trip I was extremely disappointed with the lack of choices for a vehicle upon arrival in Portland- I was expecting at least a Jetta
10.0 Excellent2020 Jun 18
Pros: The car was clean and comfortable.Cons: The drop off parking location for Alamo's cars took a while to find in Bangor
9.6 Excellent2019 Oct 02
Pros: The whole process was quick and easy.Cons: The car had not been washed.
5.2 Okay2019 Sep 23
Pros: placing order onlineCons: lady mislead me on pricing options. she advised that to prefuel would be about $10 more. yet when i received the invoice it was $45 more. i felt mislead, and will most likely not use Alamo again
8.0 Excellent2019 Sep 09
Pros: Check in staff very friendly and helpful!
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Rated #2
Enterprise
8.9 Excellent (161 reviews)
2 locations in Portland
Enterprise
Locations in Portland
1 Marginal Way+1 207 772 0030
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
1001 Westbrook St+1 844 996 0644
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
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  • 8.8
  • 8.9
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible2021 Jul 10
2.0 Mediocre2020 Dec 20
Pros: POOR customer service and response time to callsCons: We had a problem because my husband was exposed and contracted Corvid the whole experience was handled as poorly as posible and lewft us with a huge bill when we informed them immediately. We won't be using Enterprise ever again
10.0 Excellent2020 Oct 28
Pros: Very nice, professional and friendly!Cons: Honestly, nothing it was geat!
4.8 Okay2020 Oct 20
Pros: I got the last car available and the interior had a strong smell of gas for the entire duration of the trip. I had to drive with the windows rolled down and no one from Enterprise answered the phone while trying to connect with them and ask if I could exchange the car during the trip from Portland to Bar Harbor.Cons: A real person answering the phone and/or calling me back.
5.6 Okay2020 Oct 15
Pros: The staff I saw were nice. THere was no one there when I left with the car, and there was a problem. There was something wrong with the driver's side door, and there was no one to talk with about it. I just left because it was late and I was tired.Cons: For $100 per day, give me a car that is perfect. That was way too expensive for a car with a door that sounded like it would break off every time I opened it.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Aug 03
Cons: The vehicle we rented was old and was uncomfortable
10.0 Excellent2020 Jul 18
Cons: Easy check in, great car in great condition, easy and quick return. Super happy with the experience. Thanks!
10.0 Excellent2020 Jul 17
Pros: Everything as it should be
10.0 Excellent2020 Mar 16
Pros: Easy pickup and friendly staff. Easy drop-off in Waterville
10.0 Excellent2020 Jan 22
Pros: FastCons: Nothing
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Rated #3
Dollar
8.1 Excellent (136 reviews)
1 location in Portland
Dollar
Locations in Portland
1001 Westbrook Street+1 866 434 2226
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
  • 8.1
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Recent reviews
5.9 Okay2021 Aug 02
3.9 Mediocre2021 Jul 27
7.9 Good2021 Jul 16
10.0 Excellent2021 Apr 05
Pros: The staff was very nice when we went to pick up our car. The car itself was very clean on the inside and out. It was so easy to pick it up and drop it off at the airport.Cons: Nothing- great service through dollar rental!
10.0 Excellent2021 Jan 07
Cons: Nothing, staff in Portland was friendly and responsive when we discovered a problem. I didn't drop off the car, but I'm guessing it went well.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Dec 28
Pros: Literally no aspect of this was positiveCons: I was told I could cancel, because I couldn’t use my outgoing trip due to a snowstorm. I was not allowed to cancel this trip so I paid around $150 for nothing
10.0 Excellent2020 Aug 27
Pros: the guy in Portland was fantastic - very informative and helpful
6.0 Good2020 Jun 01
Pros: The staff at Boston Logan were excellent.Cons: The car smelled like stale cigarette smoke and cleaning supplies.
2.0 Mediocre2018 Dec 05
Cons: I was not informed at the time of reservation that the company requires a credit card, which I do not have. I paid $35 at the time of booking and was no able to recoup that money, could t rent the car and was stranded at the airport!
6.8 Good2018 Aug 26
Never got my receipt at pick-upPros: Easy pick-up, nice staffCons: I was offered a printed receipt or an emailed one and chose the emailed version. But I never got it. They do have my email though because that's how I got a link to this survey. So... you tell me?
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Rated #4
Budget
8.1 Excellent (147 reviews)
1 location in Portland
Budget
Locations in Portland
1001 Westbrook Street+1 207 874 7521
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
  • 8.2
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  • 7.9
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 Jun 30
Cons: Fast and efficient at the Portland Airport. Helpful that they weren’t busy today
8.0 Excellent2021 Apr 30
Pros: Most things easy. staff was ok...kind of rushed through somethings. This was our first time renting so I actually wanted to know what they were saying.Cons: Fairly smooth experience. The only negative thing was the open bottle of alcohol and pistachio shells found in the pocket of a seat, gross! Otherwise we really enjoyed the rental of the ford Transit for a long trip with 7 kids in tow!
10.0 Excellent2021 Apr 26
Cons: Fast, efficient pickup/dropoff, brand new car. I've always been an Enterprise guy, but no more. I will go through Budget from now on.
2.0 Mediocre2021 Jan 27
Pros: Nothing. I got not the same car I booked online and they think it does not matter. Worse people and nonprofessional.Cons: Giving the same car I booked and not asking what is wrong with other cars if I did not get the same car I booked.
2.0 Mediocre2021 Jan 21
Pros: NothingCons: The car should have been the same as booked online.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Nov 30
Cons: It took 3 hours to get my car
10.0 Excellent2020 Oct 13
Pros: Super easy drop off
10.0 Excellent2020 Sep 29
Pros: Staff was great. No hassle. Car was exactly what I was expectingCons: I really had the perfect experience with my car rental. Could not say anything bad about it
7.6 Good2020 Sep 28
Pros: Staff friendly and helpfulCons: Inside of windshield dirty and smeared. Had to clean myself at hotel.
9.6 Excellent2020 Sep 12
Pros: Upgraded at no charge to a larger vehicle. Vehicle was practically brand new with just 1600 miles on it. Drop off was easy.Cons: Cleaning could have been more thorough - for example the interior door panels were not wiped down. This did not give me the confidence I would have liked that cleaning protocols are being taken extra seriously during a pandemic.
Rated #5
Hertz
7.9 Good (149 reviews)
3 locations in Portland
Hertz
Locations in Portland
1001 Westbrook Street+1 207 774 6391
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
202 Warren Ave Ste 300+1 207 797 7156
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
987 Westbrook St
  • 8.3
  • 8.2
  • 7.9
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
5.9 Okay2021 Jul 26
10.0 Excellent2021 Jul 25
7.9 Good2021 Jul 16
1.9 Horrible2021 Jul 12
5.9 Okay2021 Jul 09
8.0 Excellent2021 Jun 21
Pros: Easy pickup- able to return to airport instead of pickup locationCons: No cars at airport but yet available offsite. If we could return the car there why couldn’t it have Been picked up there?So expensive!!!!
10.0 Excellent2021 Jun 12
Pros: Friendly staff, they even offered that I probably got a better price on kayak than I would have using the Hertz website (which they offered is ‘down’ a lot). Car was great—clean—low mileage.Cons: All was good…
8.0 Excellent2021 Jun 03
Pros: The staff at pick up and drop off were especially courteous and efficient.Cons: I was amazed at how very expensive the rental cars were post-pandemic travel. Just one year ago the vehicles rented for a fraction of today’s costs which will make me rethink my travel options in the future.
6.0 Good2021 May 28
Cons: I booked my rental weeks in advance, but less than 24 hours before I was to pick up my car I was told the office was closed and to call for next steps. I never reached anyone. I ended up calling the airport site and they honored my booking.
10.0 Excellent2021 Mar 15
Pros: Received an excellent vehicle. Check in and Check out could not have been smoother.Cons: Nothing. This was seamless and efficient.
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Rated #6
Avis
8.1 Excellent (38 reviews)
1 location in Portland
Avis
Locations in Portland
1001 Westbrook Street+1 207 874 7500
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
  • 8
  • 8.4
  • 8.1
  • 8
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
7.9 Good2021 Jul 27
10.0 Excellent2021 Jul 20
1.9 Horrible2021 Jul 14
4.0 Okay2021 Jun 29
Pros: The car was very adequate. Checkout was fast, but not without consequences (see below).Cons: 1. The price is nothing short of a gouge! Covid, blah blah, I know. 2. The car smelled like smoke. They really need an objective way to test for smoking and penalize people. 3. Check in was a long line and 1of3 clerks were humping it to serve customers. 4. My friend is fighting upwards of $5000 in charges, with Avis claiming he never returned the car, then that he kept it 3 extra days. Good grief. We returned and flew back home together.
2.0 Mediocre2021 Jun 27
Cons: Picking up the car took nearly 2.5 hours. It was a horrible experience.
10.0 Excellent2021 May 28
Pros: Didn't take forever like other car rentals, I got my car within 5 minutes of arriving!!
8.4 Excellent2020 Aug 17
Pros: The agent accommodated our change request at the desk efficiently and the upgrade was more than satisfactory.Cons: Off hours drop off needs some work. There were no clear instructions or directions as to where to deposit the keys. I dropped them off at the unmanned desk. I never received a notice that the keys were accounted for.
10.0 Excellent2019 Nov 07
Pros: The staff was very helpful and attentive.
3.6 Mediocre2019 Aug 08
Pros: I rented the car on Kayak for $135. When it was all said and done, it was $298. Nickel and diming you is not ok.Cons: Charge what we originally ordered!
10.0 Excellent2017 Oct 12
efficient.Pros: the computer automatically includes a partial fuel charge and the gentleman that checked in the vehicle had me go inside ant the customer relations person promptly removed that charge.. To me the tis caring about your customers.
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Rated #7
National
8.6 Excellent (14 reviews)
1 location in Portland
National
Locations in Portland
1001 Westbrook St+1 844 370 3978
Monday07:30 - 23:59
Tuesday07:30 - 23:59
Wednesday07:30 - 23:59
Thursday07:30 - 23:59
Friday07:30 - 23:59
Saturday07:30 - 23:59
Sunday07:30 - 23:59
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  • 8.7
  • 8.4
  • 8.8
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2020 Mar 16
Pros: Staff was greatCons: The vehicle smelled like smoke.
6.8 Good2019 Jul 17
Pros: Drop off easy. Staff super helpful.Cons: Rental was a Jeep Grand Cherokee. We traveled in Maine over unfamiliar roads GPS often wrong, particularly in Portland Jetport. Often made last minutes changes in turn directions causing us to miss numerous turns and causing way too much backtracking.
10.0 Excellent2018 Mar 19
Pros: EverythingCons: No complaints
10.0 Excellent2016 Sep 14
Pros: Van with price as promisedCons: Everything fine
10.0 Excellent2016 Jun 06
Pros: Friendly and Professional
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Easirent
1 location in Portland
Easirent
Locations in Portland
Portland International Jetport
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
TuesdayInvalid date - 23:59
WednesdayInvalid date - 23:59
ThursdayInvalid date - 23:59
FridayInvalid date - 23:59
SaturdayInvalid date - 23:59
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Sunnycars
1 location in Portland
Sunnycars
Locations in Portland
Airport Parking Garage, Lower Level
Recent reviews
795 travelers who rented a car in Portland gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.4

Car rental locations in or near Portland

When to book a rental car in Portland

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Top tips for renting a car in Portland

  • Book your rental car in Portland at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in Portland

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Portland are Alamo (9.1, 176 reviews), Enterprise (8.9, 176 reviews), and Budget (8.1, 157 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Portland is ₪11.33 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between ₪136 and ₪181, depending on the car size.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Logan Intl airport include Alamo, Hertz, Thrifty, Dollar, Budget, Enterprise, National and Avis.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Logan Intl airport to off-airport locations include Alamo, Hertz, Thrifty, Dollar, Budget, Enterprise, National, and Avis.

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