Washington, D.C. car rentals

Washington, D.C. car rentals

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Washington, D.C., DC, United States
30 Sep — 7 Oct
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Washington, D.C. car rental information

Pick-up locationWashington, D.C.
Rental locations41
Airport locations8

Cheap car rentals in Washington, D.C.

Economy₪213/day
Compact₪210/day
Intermediate₪200/day
Standard₪221/day
Full-size₪325/day
Full-size SUV₪314/day
Premium₪338/day
Luxury₪306/day
Convertible₪418/day
Intermediate SUV₪258/day
Standard SUV₪298/day
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Washington, D.C. car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.1

Value for money

7.3

9 locations in Washington, D.C.

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1100 4th St Sw

+1 202 554 8100

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1110 14th St Nw

+1 202 393 0900

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2505 Wisconsin Ave Nw

+1 202 232 4443

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2730 Georgia Ave Nw

+1 202 332 1716

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3355 Benning Rd Ne

+1 202 635 1104

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3700 10th St Ne

+1 202 635 1104

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5013 Georgia Ave Nw

+1 202 451 2148

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970 D St Sw

+1 202 554 1681

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99 H St Ne

+1 202 715 1912

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8.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and car was really clean.

Cons:

The location is not where it says it is so I had to look around for it. Gotta update the address.

8.0 Excellent

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Instructions for when we return the car. (There was no one present, we never had any proper instruction on how to retrn the car, where to park, leave the keys etc

10.0 Excellent

Dec 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Great car - thank you! Friendly representatives too!

9.2 Excellent

Oct 2020

KAYAK

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 Excellent

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Very friendly staff and very easy drop off

6.0 Good

Sep 2020

KAYAK

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.

1 out of 24

Budget

Best rated

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

7.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.5

Value for money

6.0

5 locations in Washington, D.C.

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1072 Wisconsin Ave Nw

+1 202 469 7240

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1908 L Street Northwest

+1 202 223 1418

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4400 Connecticut Avenue Nw

+1 202 686 2890

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5911 Blair Rd Nw

+1 202 882 1470

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99 H Street Ne

+1 202 289 5374

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8.0 Excellent

Sep 2022

KAYAK
The car was a little dirty and hadn't been thoroughly cleaned. We also ended up with an SUV instead of a compact car as requested (I don't like driving big cars). I didn't have to pay extra for it (most people would consider it a bonus I guess). But they were very quick with both pickup and dropoff, and overall it was good value for the money.

4.0 Okay

Sep 2022

KAYAK
Just an overall heads up, they don’t have a lot of vehicles so when you go in to pick up your reserved vehicle, they have to wait for someone to drop off their previously rental vehicle. Then, they turn it around immediately-so no cleaning the vehicle at all. Our vehicle had a check engine light on it as well. Customer service is luck luster-they do not care if you have to wait.

6.0 Good

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up and drop off was not easy especially drop off. It’s in a mall and I have no idea where is car returns. I haven’t given any directions, all I have is the address. No signs whatsoever about car returns. I have to park in the mall and go around asking people. I found there office inside the mall and the lady said I can park anywhere in the mall. The lady wasn’t friendly. I’m not super happy about the drop off part but the price and car were great.

Cons:

Better communication towards pickups and drop off locations and more instructions.

2.0 Mediocre

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

They didn't have any cars, despite me having (and confirming) a reservation.

10.0 Excellent

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The process at both locations was seamless.

6.0 Good

Dec 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The pick-up was horrible. I was suppose to pick up the vehicle at 12 noon. I didn't get a vehicle until after 1:00pm.

Cons:

This was my first time driving a "keyless" vehicle. I wasn't given any instructions how to operate it. I had to call a friend to tell me how to start and turn off the vehicle. I'm old school and hadn't rented a vehicle in over several years.

1 out of 61

Avis

Cleanliness

6.4

Comfort

6.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.4

Value for money

5.7

5 locations in Washington, D.C.

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1072 Wisconsin Ave Nw

+1 202 469 7179

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1908 L Street Northwest

+1 202 887 4759

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4400 Connecticut Avenue Nw

+1 202 686 5149

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5911 Blair Rd Nw

+1 202 722 2680

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99 H Street Ne

+1 202 682 2983

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10.0 Excellent

Feb 2021

KAYAK

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Great service! Friendly staff! Gave me a free upgrade since there was going to be a snow storm and they wanted me to stay safe!

10.0 Excellent

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly and efficient staff both in Washington and Queens.

Cons:

Nothing.

2.0 Mediocre

Dec 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

I had to wait an hour outside after arriving on time for my pickup. Once I was inside the agent was awful: rude, unaccommodating, eager to stick me with a pickup truck. What is the point of reserving a particular kind of car if I'm just given what's available after the small car I needed and requested is nowhere to be found, nor, as I was told, is a particular kind of car even guaranteed? I drove the SUV I was given as little as possible while I had it because it was nearly impossible to park it in the city.

Cons:

Customer service, wait time, availability, respecting the reservation that i had made.

2.0 Mediocre

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Horrible service... additional charges for no obvious reasons. WTH!!!

Cons:

Charge what they said

10.0 Excellent

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Great staff

9.6 Excellent

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was great, and the car ran well.

Cons:

The EZ-Pass fees were horrendous! Easier to pay cash.

1 out of 32

Hertz

Cleanliness

5.2

Comfort

5.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.1

Value for money

4.5

6 locations in Washington, D.C.

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1 Aviation Circle

+1 703 419 6300

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1919 Connecticut Ave Nw

+1 202 299 0697

Monday08:00 - 13:00
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23540 Autopilot Dr

+1 703 471 6020

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707 7th St Nw Cnr Of 7th + G

+1 202 347 8518

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99 H Street Ne

+1 202 289 6084

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999 9th St Nw

+1 202 842 1541

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6.0 Good

Sep 2022

KAYAK
Pickup was terrible. The cars came back apparently that morning and they were cleaning them which led to a wait of over an hour and a half to get the car. The lady helping at the desk was great, the guys cleaning the cars were moving with zero sense of urgency and made the wait longer.

2.0 Mediocre

Jun 2022

KAYAK
Terrible! They gave me the wrong car pickup location. Then finally, when I Uber’d to the alternate pick up location, they told me they had no cars available, but that they’d put me on a 2 hour waiting list. I never heard from them after that.

8.0 Excellent

Jan 2022

KAYAK
buen precio, servicio mediocre por el personal que hace entrega del vehículo. excelente ejecución en la recepción del vehículo al momento de finalizar la renta.

8.0 Excellent

Jan 2022

KAYAK
I'd read some nightmarish stories on social media and was worried that they wouldn't provide the size car I ordered (a mini-van to accommodate four large suitcases, a baby stroller, seats for four people), but they provided me with what I asked for and the car was in good condition. The Hertz pick-up location in DC was in a hotel and there were no signs indicating where the office was, and that was mildly annoying and it's a problem that could be easily solved. I was also annoyed because I haven't been in the U.S. in many years and did not know that many toll locations on I-95 no longer accept cash and demand EZ-Pass. Hertz did not present me with an option to equip the car with an EZ Pass, and I don't think it came with it. So I'm concerned now that I'm going to face additional charges and penalties for driving on that road without an EZ Pass.

4.0 Okay

Dec 2022

KAYAK
The quality of the automobile was lacking given the cost of the reservation. Our car was also given to us with less than 1/4 tank of fuel, and we had to immediately locate a gas station before doing anything else.

8.0 Excellent

Dec 2022

KAYAK
The outside of the car was very dirty. The side mirrors were hard to see out of even.

1 out of 130

Alamo

7.1

Cleanliness

6.4

Comfort

7.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.1

Value for money

6.8

2 locations in Washington, D.C.

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970 D St Sw

+1 888 826 6893

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99 H St Ne

+1 202 715 1912

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6.0 Good

Mar 2021

KAYAK

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Pick up was great. Drop off slow. Car smelled like smoke

6.0 Good

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The car drove nicely and didn’t have any critical issues. The originally confirmed price (NOT what we were charged in the end) was wonderful.

Cons:

We were hit with a $436.59 ‘’inner city fee’’ despite dropping off where confirmed by our desk agent in Atlanta. At that meeting as well, we waited over two hours as Thrifty, Hertz, and one additional rental company were all required to wait in the same line for two agents. Finally, our windshield wipers did not work on timed settings. During the hours of rain we experienced from Atlanta to New York City, our only option was to hold down the trigger manually.

10.0 Excellent

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

All good.

Cons:

Specific vehicle availability--I requested a SUV but ended up with a minivan.

3.6 Mediocre

Nov 2020

KAYAK

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 Excellent

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything was smooth and easy. Car was very clean.

10.0 Excellent

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Incredibly friendly staff, made me feel comfortable and welcome.

1 out of 15

National

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

2 locations in Washington, D.C.

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970 D St Sw

+1 202 554 1681

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99 H St Ne

+1 202 715 1912

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10.0 Excellent

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Tia was really helpful and easy going.

Cons:

Nothing, again, Tia was fabulous

6.4 Good

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Manager at airport location was able to accommodate our reservation

Cons:

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 Excellent

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

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 Excellent

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Great service, great truck

9.2 Excellent

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

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 Excellent

Jul 2016

KAYAK

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.

1 out of 2

Sunnycars

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

3 locations in Washington, D.C.

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2500 National Avenue Garage A

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970 D Street Southwest

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99 H St Ne

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Elita Rent A Car

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

2 locations in Washington, D.C.

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Washington Airport Ronald Reagan National DCA

+1 703 838 1666

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Washington Dulles Intl Airport IAD

+1 703 661 6387

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Free2Move

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

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50, Massachusetts Ave NE

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705, G street Southwest

+1 844 543 7332

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Advance Car And Truck Rental

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

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-

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-

One location in Washington, D.C.

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2600 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington

+1 703 838 1666

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Eagle Rent A Car

No score is available

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-

Comfort

-

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-

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-

One location in Washington, D.C.

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435 S. Washington St

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Easirent

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

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-

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-

One location in Washington, D.C.

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Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

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keddy by Europcar

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

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-

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-

One location in Washington, D.C.

Locations in Washington, D.C.

2600 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Washington Reagan Airport

+1 703 838 1666

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Thrifty

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Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

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-

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-

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707 7th Street Northwest

+1 202 347 8518

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1344 travelers who rented a car in Washington, D.C. gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.9

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Thrifty

Average price

₪215/day

Good deal

₪173/day

When to book a rental car in Washington, D.C.

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Top tips for renting a car in Washington, D.C.

  • 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, D.C. for ₪173 or less
  • Book your rental car in Washington, D.C. at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Washington, D.C. are around 15% more expensive than airport locations on average

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