Car rental at Washington Dulles Intl Airport

Car rental at Washington Dulles Intl Airport

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Washington, DC, United States - Dulles Intl
16 Dec — 23 Dec
Same drop-off
Washington, DC, United States - Dulles Intl
Thu 16.12
Noon
Thu 23.12
Noon
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Cheap car rentals in Washington Dulles Intl Airport

Economy₪107/day
Compact₪55/day
Intermediate₪55/day
Standard₪104/day
Full-size₪56/day
Minivan₪150/day
Full-size SUV₪85/day
Premium₪139/day
Luxury₪141/day
Intermediate SUV₪60/day
Standard SUV₪154/day
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Washington Dulles Intl Airport car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Alamo
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (187 reviews)
1 location in Washington Dulles Intl Airport
Alamo
Locations in Washington Dulles Intl Airport
  • 8.9
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.8
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
7.9 Good2021 Oct 18
Ovearll, it was great. Easy, fast check in and get out with good customer service. I didn't like being pressured into getting the Alamo insurance when I had declined it for a reason already, and the fact I didn't get my AAA member discount when I asked about. But, I was tired from traveling and it was later in the evening when I picked it up and wanted to get on my way, so I was taken advantage of due to not feeling and being as sharp as I normally am.
10.0 Excellent2021 Aug 04
Clean, efficient, and personable! Alamo, National, and Enterprise are all in the same building. I rented from Alamo and no one was at the counter. A very helpful man, Dawit, from another counter immediately assisted me and was so nice. All the staff I encountered were personable, helpful, and professional. The car and facilities were extremely clean. Masks and social distancing were observed. My SUV ran well and had no problems. TY to all who helped me!
10.0 Excellent2021 Jul 19
I wish the car rental was closer to the terminal.
2.0 Mediocre2021 Apr 27
Never got it all the rental companies at the airport require a major credit card now so that could’ve been better
4.0 Okay2021 Mar 29
I like how you can just pick a car and goSomeone actually working at the rental counter and not making me wait forever
10.0 Excellent2021 Mar 08
Renting was quick and easyNothing, all was good.
10.0 Excellent2021 Feb 17
The carThat the price given by Kayak was actually the final price. Which was fairly close, around 5 or 6% different. But fair enough.
2.0 Mediocre2021 Feb 13
I didn’t rent a car and received an email saying I did
10.0 Excellent2021 Jan 29
The staff was friendly at te pickup, pickup was very easy!The return! Their parking garage is next to another one, and their was not well marked. There was no number or address, so initially I went to the wrong. It ierally took 20 minutes to get back to the right now. Please put your address on your entrance!!!
6.0 Good2020 Dec 29
did not work with Alamo staff at pick up. other persons desk. Told us to go to row 3 pick a car, do not come back. what? only 3 cars there and 3+ people looking for a car. Thought we were getting a Rav4 but ending with a VW GOlf (not impressed, need wheel work).Got what we thought we were paying for.
Rated #2
Hertz
7.7 Good (155 reviews)
1 location in Washington Dulles Intl Airport
Hertz
Locations in Washington Dulles Intl Airport
  • 7.9
  • 8.1
  • 7.6
  • 7.5
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent2021 Dec 04
It was as expected
4.0 Okay2021 Nov 11
First car had a bad key fob that wouldn't work so had to have car towed from hotel and had to be taken back to rental place next morning to get another car. It took a look time & lots of trouble to get through to a live customer rep to handle everything.
10.0 Excellent2021 Nov 06
I felt comfortable
6.0 Good2021 Oct 19
Checked in late. Had troubles finding car and no mention of tolls on Dulles toll road. Had to blow through toll booths.
10.0 Excellent2021 Oct 12
When we dropped off the car, the staff was extremely helpful and even dropped us off at our nearby hotel.
10.0 Excellent2021 Sep 30
The car had a sanitized sticker, but was somewhat dirty inside and the windshield was very dirty, inside and out. Service from Timothy at check in was great.
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 16
Unfair cancellation policy
10.0 Excellent2021 Jun 17
Fast check-in process.N/a
2.0 Mediocre2021 May 31
It was easy pick up but drop off was a nightmare.The drop off location was full so at 10pm i was trying to find out where i could drop off the vehicle. Then because the location was closed rhe next day they tried to charge me a late fee since no one was there to confirm the vehicle was there. It was not easy to drop off and customer service was a nightmare
10.0 Excellent2021 May 13
I wish the upgrade had chose had been an option originally so I didn’t need to pay to upgrade to that version.
Rated #3
Dollar
7.3 Good (230 reviews)
1 location in Washington Dulles Intl Airport
Dollar
Locations in Washington Dulles Intl Airport
  • 7.6
  • 7.5
  • 7.2
  • 7.3
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 Nov 21
Both the pickup and drop off were easy and smooth. I would definitely rent from Dollar again if I come through IAD.
4.0 Okay2021 Nov 19
We had to wait 20 minutes for a shuttle, as other shuttles came and went several times. When the full shuttle arrived at the rental counter, there was a line out the door and a single staff member handling reservations for three rental companies. We had to wait another hour to pick up our rental. The windscreen on the delivered car was filthy on the inside, and I had to wipe it with a towel to cut through the glare.
10.0 Excellent2021 Aug 25
The experience was quick and easy. My car was ready at the time I requested.
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 24
the whole experience was a disaster!!! i will NEVER do business with you again
10.0 Excellent2021 Aug 21
the customer service was great. a few of the cars needed services preformed after they were offered to me. Maintenance up keep needs work. Customer service saved the day!.
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 18
Customer Servise very bad !!! They don’t explain to you anything and they don’t try to help you at all, they charge me extra for everything and I ended to pay a lot
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 15
Got stuck in Washington D.C. because I didn't have a credit card. After serving 4 years overseas I didn't have a local cell service and my nearest family/friend was in North Carolina, my destination. Was a lot of fun for my family of 4 being stuck in an unfamiliar location after a 9 hour flight. The workers at the rental car place just gave me a blank stare when I asked them what I was supposed to do and were zero help. Glad I wasted $100 too. These companies need to do better.
10.0 Excellent2021 Aug 12
Loved the zippy little Chevy cars! Great fir parking in the city!
3.9 Mediocre2021 Jul 14
We had requested a "small SUV" envisioning maybe a Hyundai Tucson or Kona or Honda Cr-V or Kia Sportage. Instead, we get a Hyundai Venue. Both my wife and I drive Hyundais (Santa Fe for me, my 3rd, and a Genesis for her, preceded by an Azera and Santa Fe), but this was ridiculously small. Only one of our suitcases fit in the back, the other two were piled onto the back seat along with our son. Cramped, indeed. Black interior, including a black dashboard, made for a miserably hot car in the July Virginia muggy heat.
10.0 Excellent2021 Jun 28
Service was great. Staff super helpful, it was an excellent experienceNothing
Rated #4
Budget
7.1 Good (202 reviews)
1 location in Washington Dulles Intl Airport
Budget
Locations in Washington Dulles Intl Airport
  • 7.4
  • 7.6
  • 6.9
  • 7.1
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2021 Nov 22
Gave me a different vehicle, huge line to check in, massive damage on door, overcharged my credit card & NO RECEIPT?
6.0 Good2021 Oct 25
Busy location, one staff member very good, but split her time with Avis line, the other very slow.
2.0 Mediocre2021 Oct 20
Initial car came with rear tires that had worn-out/damaged tread, necessitating a detour to exchange cars 2 days in. Staff at exchange location charged a bunch a fees on my card totaling $2700+, necessitating several calls to HQ to straighten out. Still need to call again for one more random charge added at exchange location. Folks on the phone were nice and helpful, but not cool to send out cars with bad tires, and a huge hassle to have staff on the ground that can't handle paperwork and cause major billing problems. I spent too many hours dealing with this during my vacation.
3.9 Mediocre2021 Sep 26
Budget charges almost the daily price if you are dropping off even a minute over the drop time. Most companies have some leeway and they do not. Disappointing to say the least.
10.0 Excellent2021 Aug 26
Great service ! THANK YOU
7.9 Good2021 Aug 09
Budget removed the floor mats due to an earlier incident with the fleet. There was a hole in the drivers side carpet that was noted during pickup. The car ran great. Great gas mileage. The only issue was on the last day I was not able to get apple play through the USB port. The high beams would not stay on so I had to hold the leaver back manually to use the high beams on unlit low traffic roads during the night. Drop off at BWI was a bit confusing. I had to drop off the vehicle at 4:00 am. I called the help number provided in the rental agreement and there was little help. They just were not keen on the actual procedures for the airport I was dropping off to. There was no Budget office open at 4:00 am but there was a small sign telling me to drop off with Avis. That went really smoothly. I would rent from Budget again. The only real issue I had a problem with was the cost. Yet Budget offered to best price.
7.9 Good2021 Jul 26
Previous detailed information about the costs of insurance and taxes and an estimate of a final price rather than only the cost of the car for the rented days.
5.9 Okay2021 Jul 22
Had to take a seperate shuttle to the car rental area, its a hassle especially if you have lots of luggage. The car could have been cleaner
10.0 Excellent2021 Jul 20
The easiest part of our trip!
1.9 Horrible2021 Jul 19
Budget wouldn't honor my rental booking
Rated #5
Thrifty
7 Good (150 reviews)
1 location in Washington Dulles Intl Airport
Thrifty
Locations in Washington Dulles Intl Airport
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 7
  • 6.9
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2021 Nov 17
The car was old and didn't run well, no basic insurance included. Very bad experience.
3.9 Mediocre2021 Oct 12
It could have been just a bad start to the day with Southwest Airlines canceling my flight at 2 in the morning but I just had a hard time from the time I walked in the door. I couldn't there was someone there arguing with them loudly that wasn't Thrify's fault but the line was really backed up. Others were more impatient than I but it was just an irritating time. The car was in pretty good shape but the windows looked like they cleaned them with a dirty cloth. I had to stop somewhere to clean them. Like I said it was a bad day for me from the beginning so I was a little more sensitive than usual maybe.
7.9 Good2021 Oct 11
Had trouble picking up. Car reserved was not level we paid for.
7.9 Good2021 Oct 04
The prepay toll service did not work on at least one toll booth, waiting to see if any were paid.
1.9 Horrible2021 Sep 16
Car was shit. Service due light one. Scratches and dents everywhere. Dirty car. Overal terrible.
3.9 Mediocre2021 Sep 13
There was no one to hand over the car to at the destination. I still haven’t received an email confirming it was received, so I am worried I will be overcharged.
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 22
Everything!!
5.9 Okay2021 Aug 14
I think they charged way too much. Point in fact: I rented the car for 13 days with two drivers, but the second driver was only going to drive the car for five days and they charged us for the full 13 days.
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 12
The Thrifty experience was abysmal. The shuttle driver was rude. The store clerk was rude and slow. They gave me the wrong car twice. They overcharged me. They were rude at drop-off. Just a terrible all-around experience, and I have a pretty thick skin for this sort of thing...
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 03
Received a car with 57,259 miles which would not restart once I reached my hotel. I had to spend 2 hours and 18 minutes on the phone (3 calls) to Thrifty roadside assistance, on hold mostly. When Thrifty's AAA contractor showed up after 2 missed appointments it was 12:15 am. Car was not charging adequately so problem would repeat. Received permission to have car towed but I had to hire Uber to go back to Dulles for a new car. Attitude of all Thrifty personell was car was my problem. I have submitted request for cost of Uber, but doubt I will hear from Thrifty or see a credit. Worst rental car experience ever.
Rated #6
Enterprise
8.5 Excellent (62 reviews)
1 location in Washington Dulles Intl Airport
Enterprise
Locations in Washington Dulles Intl Airport
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
9.2 Excellent2020 Oct 30
Staff at IAD was awesome!USB port in vehicle was missing making phone charging a challenge.
6.8 Good2020 Sep 29
Friendly staff.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.
10.0 Excellent2020 Sep 13
The car was clean and the pick up and drop off process easyI don’t understand why Enterprise won’t let you use a debit card unless you have a booked flight. How does it make sense that a credit card is better than a debit card? I did not have a credit card on me and had to book a flight on the spot just to be able to get my rental
2.0 Mediocre2020 Aug 10
It was the worst, they said they are not honoring same day reservations and made me go back and forth twice
8.0 Excellent2020 May 16
Drop off was super easy.
10.0 Excellent2020 Apr 18
Drop off was consolidated for various companies operating at the Savannah airport. It was very quick and easyNothing
2.0 Mediocre2019 Jul 10
no
7.2 Good2019 Apr 28
Staff was friendlyThe car had a problem with the collision detection system
10.0 Excellent2019 Apr 10
The staff was very fast and courteous.
4.8 Okay2019 Jan 24
The ease of drop off.The car could have been cleaned before renting it out and it smelled like body odor. It was also a very uncomfortable vehicle that has had a rough 40,000 miles under its belt.
Rated #7
Avis
7.5 Good (75 reviews)
1 location in Washington Dulles Intl Airport
Avis
Locations in Washington Dulles Intl Airport
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2021 Nov 08
Got charged one extra day because I had the car for one more hour due to I could not find the way to the Avis entrance at the PBI. They charged me even I called them. Worst experience ever.
10.0 Excellent2021 Oct 11
Could not have been easier. Kind, caring, efficient, friendly staff. And the car was great. The price, not so much, but it was competitive.
1.9 Horrible2021 Oct 05
I was quoted 140.00 and I now have a 340.00 charge and it was turned in with good condition and gas and should not have been charged 200.00 more!!! The gentleman that checked me in was nice but I had to wait over an hour in line!!!
10.0 Excellent2021 Sep 29
very good
7.9 Good2021 Sep 24
it was fast and the staff was polite…i have no complaints..
5.9 Okay2021 Aug 23
The wait to pickup the rental was over an hour.
10.0 Excellent2021 Jul 20
We missed our connection in DC and were stranded with no flights to our destination. AVIS was a God-send. They went out of their way to find a car for my family of 4 so we could get to our destination...something United Airlines obviously didn't consider important!
2.0 Mediocre2021 Mar 29
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.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 Excellent2020 Jul 28
Staff were helpful. Pickup/Drop off was smooth.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 Mediocre2020 Jan 05
NothingThe 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.
Rated #8
National
8.6 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Washington Dulles Intl Airport
National
Locations in Washington Dulles Intl Airport
  • 7
  • 10
  • 8
  • 10
  • 8
Recent reviews
7.2 Good2016 Aug 28
Not your usual national rental.Car comfort was good with good features.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.
Rated #9
Silvercar
7.8 Good (4 reviews)
1 location in Washington Dulles Intl Airport
Silvercar
Locations in Washington Dulles Intl Airport
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 8
Recent reviews
9.2 Excellent2019 Oct 24
The staff were absolutely terrific.The instructions on using the app to get picked up were insufficient. The app didn't recognize my reservation
2.0 Mediocre2018 Jul 03
overchargednice carThey 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.
Advance Car And Truck Rental
1 location in Washington Dulles Intl Airport
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Locations in Washington Dulles Intl Airport
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Easirent
1 location in Washington Dulles Intl Airport
Easirent
Locations in Washington Dulles Intl Airport
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Flight Car
1 location in Washington Dulles Intl Airport
Flight Car
Locations in Washington Dulles Intl Airport
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keddy by Europcar
1 location in Washington Dulles Intl Airport
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Washington Dulles Intl Airport
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Sixt
1 location in Washington Dulles Intl Airport
Sixt
Locations in Washington Dulles Intl Airport
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Sunnycars
1 location in Washington Dulles Intl Airport
Sunnycars
Locations in Washington Dulles Intl Airport
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1067 travelers who rented a car in Washington Dulles Intl Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.6

Car rental locations at Washington Dulles Intl Airport

Good to know

Most popular agency

Alamo

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

₪169/day

Good deal

₪141/day

Top tips for renting a car at Washington Dulles Intl Airport

  • Car hire at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) will enable a smooth and convenient start to your journey around Washington DC and the surrounding area. Immediately from the airport, you will find yourself on the Dulles Toll Road, which is a major highway, connecting you to the Capital Beltway (I-495) Interstate Highway, which surrounds Washington DC and its inner suburbs. It will take around a 40-min drive to the centre and, in just over an hour’s drive, you can reach the cities of Baltimore and Annapolis.
  • All Washington Dulles Airport car hire outlets are located on Autopilot Drive and open 24h, except for Enterprise, which operates from 05:30-00:00, although after-hours returns are still available. On your return to the airport, follow the signs to "Rental Car Return", which will bring you to Autopilot Drive, where you can drop off your vehicle.
  • Washington Dulles Airport is the largest airport in Washington DC region, situated in Virginia and around 26 miles from the capital. Hiring a car will offer you a convenient option to exit the airport and navigate the surrounding areas more easily by the extensive freeways and road networks available. As the busiest airport in the area, car hire at Washington Dulles Airport will also provide a more comfortable experience than opting for the hustle and bustle of the public transport system.
  • You can find an Exxon petrol station, located conveniently on the road to the car rental drop-off area on Autopilot Drive. Remember to check your rental agreement for your car hire at Washington Dulles International Airport to see if you need to return your vehicle with a full tank. This way, you can conveniently fill up on the way to your drop-off point.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars at Washington Dulles Intl Airport for ₪144 or less
  • Book your rental car at Washington Dulles Intl Airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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