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Sterling car rentals from ₪158/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Sterling with a pick-up date of 04.06 and drop-off date of 01.07. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Economy₪198/day
Compact₪158/day
Intermediate₪174/day
Standard₪208/day
Minivan₪308/day
Full-size SUV₪323/day
Premium₪289/day
Luxury₪234/day
Pickup truck₪231/day
Intermediate SUV₪231/day
Compact SUV₪263/day
Standard SUV₪275/day
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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Sterling

  • Renting a car from any of the major car rentals in Sterling, including Avis, Alamo, Thrifty, and Enterprise, will make your movements within the city easier. If you are coming to the city with your children, you can drive your rental car to Heritage Farm Museum, which features interactive exhibits for children. The advantage of Sterling car rentals over Metro Bus, which offers public transport services, is that you travel according to your preferred schedule on any day, whether weekday or weekend. On the contrary, Metro Bus does not operate on weekends and has fixed departure schedules and routes.
  • The car rental offices located on Autopilot Drive are highly rated pick-up and return points for travelers using Washington Dulles International Airport when arriving or leaving Sterling. Once you arrive at the airport, exit the Baggage Claim area using Ground Transportation to access car rental shuttles. Each of the Sterling car rentals has shuttles in this area to take travelers from the airport to the offices where they can rent their preferred car model.
  • If you are driving within Downtown Sterling, you need to be observant of bikers, most of whom jump into the roads without warning. It is a good practice to maintain low speeds on most of those roads in order to avoid hitting any of these bikers or cyclists. If you are driving in the central business district of Sterling, you need to be careful with pedestrians; some of them cross the roads without taking care of the oncoming vehicles.
  • Driving car rentals in Sterling can be considerably difficult during the Sterlingfest event. This is an annual family-friendly hotel that takes place in the month of October. During this period, the city experiences an increase in traffic, making motorists to be stuck in a traffic jams on most roads. Apart from this event, you will have trouble when driving in Sterling during the morning and evening rush hour periods. Most of the roads in the city experience heavy traffic between 6 am and 10 am and from 3 pm to 7 pm. Williamsburg Road is the most affected during this period.
  • Book your rental car in Sterling at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Luxury rental cars in Sterling are around 45% cheaper than other car types, on average

Sterling car rental experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travelers who rented a car in Sterling 
Verified travelerSep 2023
I’m sure it would have been fine if it wasn’t 1am, don’t think this was Budget’s fault.
Verified travelerOct 2023
Be prepared to drive one way streets
PulkitJun 2023
Double check state the rental car and work closely with your rental agent.
CamiloAug 2023
Get better information on EV charging options and places.
Verified travelerAug 2023
May get faster service at Alamo
Rebecca LynnJun 2023
If you’re traveling around DC and are unfamiliar with the Capitol beltway / 495 - READ SIGNS CAREFULLY, it can be easy to accidentally end up in a toll lane that only takes remote EZ Pass, and you don’t want one of those traffic tickets
BuddyMay 2023
Opting for an Avis Preferred membership is a worthwhile upgrade to get priority access to your rental car.
Verified travelerMay 2023
Call and ask for what types of cars will be available

FAQs about renting a car in Sterling

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Sterling?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Dollar (₪158/day), Budget (₪171/day) and Avis (₪289/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Dollar 23540 Autopilot Drive 20166 (5 kilometers from city center).

  • What is the best rental car company in Sterling?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Sterling are Alamo (8.3, 110 reviews), Thrifty (6.7, 118 reviews), and Dollar (6.7, 114 reviews).

  • How much is gas price in Sterling?

    The average gas price in Sterling is ₪14.27 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between ₪171 and ₪228, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Sterling?

    Luxury (Tesla Model 3 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Sterling.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Dulles Intl airport (IAD)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Dulles Intl airport to off-airport locations include Budget, Alamo, and Thrifty.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Sterling?

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

  • How much does a Luxury car rental cost in Sterling?

    A Luxury car rental in Sterling costs ₪236 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Sterling?

    An Intermediate car rental in Sterling costs ₪190 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Sterling?

    A Compact car rental in Sterling costs ₪304 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Sterling?

    The type of car to rent will depend on the season in which you are visiting Sterling and the number of people you are traveling with. During winter, when most of the roads in the city are snow, you need to reserve a four-wheel drive fitted with winter tires from any of the car rentals in Sterling. If you are traveling along with one or two luggage bags, an economy car will be a suitable type of car that you can rent. On the other hand, if you are traveling with three to four people, consider reserving an SUV to enjoy comfortable travel with a baggage room.

  • What’s the speed limit in Sterling?

    You should observe a speed limit of 55 mph on all highways in Sterling, except Dulles Greenway, which allows a speed limit of up to 65 mph. However, when driving in the residential areas and school zones, you need to observe a speed limit of 25 mph. Violations of speed limits are few among drivers in Sterling because of the presence of speed cameras. These cameras are located at all major intersections in the city and at several points along Williamsburg Road, which is the busiest road in the city.

  • Where are the best places to park in Sterling?

    You will enjoy affordable rates if you consider parking in areas outside the loop of Sterling’s central business district. Herndon-Monroe Park & Ride is one of the parking lots with the highest number of parking spaces available for travelers. You should expect to part with about $2 per day this and other parking lots around. Many hotels in Sterling, such as Hotel Embassy and Saab Royale Hotel, allow visitors to come in with their rental cars to park at no extra cost.   

Sterling car rental reviews and directory

Alamo

8.3

Very good

222 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.5

Value for money

8.1

One location in Sterling

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Locations in Sterling

23430 Autopilot Dr

+1 844 648 1605

Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59

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10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
I liked the friendly service.

6.0 Okay

Dec 2023

KAYAK
My only problem was figuring out how to work the heater, radio etc. The lady that walked us out should have gotten us set up. It was a cold morning and my husband and I aren’t very high tech. The bathroom when you walk in (Men’s) was beyond disgusting. You could smell it from the desk.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Everything about the rental and vehicle was great. The price was ok.

2.0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Never got it all the rental companies at the airport require a major credit card now so that could’ve been better

4.0 Mediocre

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

I like how you can just pick a car and go

Cons:

Someone actually working at the rental counter and not making me wait forever

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Renting was quick and easy

Cons:

Nothing, all was good.

1 out of 36

Avis

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.9

Value for money

6.8

2 locations in Sterling

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20990 Dulles Town Circle

+1 703 421 1974

Monday10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday10:00 - 17:00
Thursday10:00 - 17:00
Friday10:00 - 17:00
Saturday10:00 - 17:00

23330 Autopilot Drive

+1 703 661 3500

Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Good checkout process. Clean car. Good value for money.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Excellent , in all aspects . Thanks

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Avis, in particular Jazz, was honest, helpfilul, and not pushy. If I rent again at LHR it be with Avis!

2.0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick-up with an Avis Preferred reservation took 1 hour and 45 minutes. Cars were available. Only one counter agent working. A second agent abruptly left.

Cons:

Will never rent Avis at this location again. No excuse for a nearly 2 hour wait when they had cars available. Understaffed and antiquated computer system for rental agreements. Horrible customer service.

8.0 Very good

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff were helpful. Pickup/Drop off was smooth.

Cons:

The e-toll service was confusing. I was told at one of the toll booths that it wasn't working so I had to pay a toll on top of the subscription service.

2.0 Poor

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

The van was a Chevy feel like a cargo van, not Ford Transit like the passenger van. Mechanically, it was not safe to drive; shaking badly when braking, wiper blades were bad and noisy, steering wheel was not centered like it needed an alignment.

1 out of 20

Dollar

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.0

Value for money

6.6

One location in Sterling

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23540 Autopilot Drive

+1 866 434 2226

Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
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2.0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
We arrived at the rental location and they were out of cars. They did not communicate the issue, and we had to wait an hour in line to find out they were out of cars and could t guarantee we would get an SUV that we had reserved but we could wait 3 hours for them to get more cars. We cancelled the reservation and booked with a different rental car agency.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice car, brand new. Thank you.

Cons:

None

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

It was a long line and they moved us along very swiftly.

Cons:

Everything was Great this Trip!

2.0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Horrible experience. Would not recommend at all.

Cons:

So unorganized, I arrived on time and they didn’t even have the car I had rented out in advanced and didn’t even offer anything else.

2.0 Poor

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Employee at the exit was excellent. He helped me remove the lights on the dash, adjust my seat, & set my bluetooth.

Cons:

Where to start? I picked up the car late in the rain and there was so much water around the vehicle that I couldn't check it out for dents. Emergency road service that I needed the next day was non-existent, even after an hour on hold. This crucial problem with key was never resolved. In a separate issue, tire pressure was low after a few days.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy as pie to complete the rental transaction. The vehicle was ready and waiting for me.

1 out of 51

Thrifty

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.8

Value for money

7.1

One location in Sterling

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23540 Autopilot Drive

+1 877 283 0898

Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
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2.0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Lady at the counter was hesitant to help me, and was clearly upset when she was helping me. Car smelled really bad, it was dirty both interior and exterior.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
I was forced to wait for 1.5 hours at pickup because there were no cars available. Rude staff, and it was like the hunger games with people fighting for cars when they became available (no reservation per vehicle so people all just started trying to jump in) it was like the hunger games. Never experienced anything like it, totally shameful for thrifty/hertz and will never rent from them again

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Reasonable price. quick, pleasant representatives. They were busy and gave me a better car than expected.

1.9 Poor

Jul 2021

KAYAK
The pick up experience was horrible. Employees at the counter were non professional and rude. Car wasn’t clean.

4.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The service is so slow that they only have one person working at a counter when there are three rental agencies. The line was very long, and they packed all of us in together, so they didn't care about social distancing or anything. It took forever to give us a car which Ford Focus and Chevy spark are not similar

2.0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Had to reschedule my flight but Thrifty wouldn't let me reschedule the car rental. I knew it was non-refundable but I didn't want a refund, I just wanted to push it back a few weeks. Total waste of $150, I'll never use Thrifty again.

1 out of 36

Budget

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.6

Value for money

6.4

2 locations in Sterling

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20990 Dulles Town Circle

+1 703 430 1408

Monday10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday10:00 - 17:00
Thursday10:00 - 17:00
Friday10:00 - 17:00
Saturday10:00 - 17:00

23360 Autopilot Drive

+1 703 437 9559

Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
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6.0 Okay

May 2024

KAYAK
The car smelled like cigarettes the entire time sprayed with two different deodorizer for the smell but to no success in reducing the odor

2.0 Poor

Mar 2024

KAYAK
I would like to request my money if possible I am going to call the credit card company to dispute it. I have reserved a Sedan but when I went to pick up the car they did not have a sedan for me. they gave me a dirty Jeep Wrangler, on top of that They charge me extra on that car. I had to spend over 200 dollars for the gas on that car in 2 days.

4.0 Mediocre

Feb 2024

KAYAK
It was not easy to get the car and the waiting time for pickup and drop off was horrible

2.0 Poor

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Ive never felt so ripped off from start to finish. $600 to rent a van for less than 24 hours is outrageous. All staff from budget O encountered was uncaring and unknowledgeable. 1 out of 10. Any other car rental company would be a better choice.

6.0 Okay

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Rented a Lincoln premium car. When I got to the rental agency, they said they had none, but they could substitute for a premium SUV. SUV. Premium SUV was a Hyundai palisade. Worst car I've ever rented. My wife and I couldn't hardly hear ourselves talk over the road noise. Horrible car. Avoid avoid avoid

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Gil in the rental operation desk was super cool and problem solvibg ; we appreate his friendly attitude and support!

1 out of 41

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.7

Very good

82 reviews

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.9

Value for money

8.4

4 locations in Sterling

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202 Lane Ct

+1 703 464 3391

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59

22035 Railcar Dr

+1 703 444 6360

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 23:59

23430 Autopilot Dr

+1 844 648 1602

Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
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45664 Woodland Rd

+1 703 444 6360

Monday00:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Wonderful

May 2024

KAYAK
The staff were very helpful and friendly. The van was perfect for our needs and fairly priced. The check in and out process was smooth.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2024

KAYAK
The staff were knowledgeable. Everything was organized and pick up/drop off were simple and convenient. The shuffle was online both directions.

8.0 Very good

Oct 2023

KAYAK
I like the fact that they dont charge for mileage and the van was clean but it rode like a tank ,maybe to much air in the tires and you couldnt open the sliding door on the passenger side and i love the easy return operation.This was my first time and i will rent again from enterprise because they always have vehicle available.Thank you

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
The Team Member Cole (I think was his name) was excellent. From entry into the Registration area, through return, on top of each need. Pleasant and knew the company, car and my options.

9.2 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff at IAD was awesome!

Cons:

USB port in vehicle was missing making phone charging a challenge.

6.8 Okay

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff.

Cons:

The vehicle REEKED of cigarette smoke. It also made some sort of odd sound when accelerating or slowing down. Finally, when picking up, I waited five minutes in line, at 10pm, just for a counter person to arrive.

1 out of 15

Silvercar

9.2

Wonderful

4 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Sterling

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44900 Falcon Place

+1 855 359 2227

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
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9.2 Wonderful

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff were absolutely terrific.

Cons:

The instructions on using the app to get picked up were insufficient. The app didn't recognize my reservation

2.0 Poor

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

nice car

Cons:

They got the charges wrong, repeatedly promised me they would fix it, and nothing happened. I will have to initiate a chargeback with my credit card.

1 out of 1

National

8.7

Very good

4 reviews

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.7

Value for money

8.4

One location in Sterling

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23430 Autopilot Dr

+1 844 648 1604

Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
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7.2 Good

Aug 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Car comfort was good with good features.

Cons:

Car was not thoughourily cleaned inside. Some misc wrappers,trash and someone's iPad case was left in my car rental. My biggest beaf with all national rental in Dulles is their car wash leave the car looking unclean. Either it uses way too much soap or the rinse doesn't work. must say this my first tainted experience with national.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2022

KAYAK
EVERYTHING was amazing!! Thank you!

1 out of 1

Hertz

8.0

Very good

4 reviews

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

One location in Sterling

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23000 Indian Creek Dr

+1 703 689 4934

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00

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10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The Staff was great. Pick-up and drop off very easy

2.0 Poor

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

In my receipt i was specifically told i will not have to pay anything other than the amount i already paid however later i was charged 13+ extra $. I called their Customer care and they said these are some taxes.

2.0 Poor

Apr 2023

KAYAK
It was cancelled - never picked up dud not allow debit cards

1 out of 1

Easirent

4.6

Mediocre

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One location in Sterling

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Washington Dulles International Airport

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keddy by Europcar

6.2

Okay

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23390 Autopilot Drive, Washington Dulles

+1 703 661 6387

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Advance Car And Truck Rental

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23390 Autopilot Dr

+1 703 661 6387

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Europcar

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Please Go To The Advantage Counter

+1 703 661 6387

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Flight Car

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Washington Dulles airport

+1 844 435 8227

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Sunnycars

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One location in Sterling

Locations in Sterling

Autopilot Dr 23430

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1121 travelers who rented a car in Sterling gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.3

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