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Sterling, VA, United States
Aug 11 — Aug 18
Same drop-off
Sterling, VA, United States
Wed 8/11
Noon
Wed 8/18
Noon
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Sterling car rental information

Pick-up locationSterling
Rental locations18
Airport locations13

Car rental insurance in Sterling

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Sterling 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 Sterling.

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 Sterling car rental.

Sterling car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Alamo
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (185 reviews)
1 location in Sterling
Alamo
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
  • 8.9
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.8
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentAug 4 2021
10.0 ExcellentJul 19 2021
2.0 MediocreApr 27 2021
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 OkayMar 29 2021
Pros: I like how you can just pick a car and goCons: Someone actually working at the rental counter and not making me wait forever
10.0 ExcellentMar 8 2021
Pros: Renting was quick and easyCons: Nothing, all was good.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 17 2021
Pros: The carCons: That the price given by Kayak was actually the final price. Which was fairly close, around 5 or 6% different. But fair enough.
2.0 MediocreFeb 13 2021
Pros: I didn’t rent a car and received an email saying I did
10.0 ExcellentJan 29 2021
Pros: The staff was friendly at te pickup, pickup was very easy!Cons: 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 GoodDec 29 2020
Pros: 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).Cons: Got what we thought we were paying for.
2.0 MediocreDec 27 2020
Pros: Nothing.Cons: The rental agent was entirely off. He intended to block my credit card because I was not aware of the 300 security deposit. When I called the 1-800 number, I was informed that the security deposit would be 200, but at the counter office, it was different. Initially, I had reserved the car for two days; I let the agent know that I was only aware of the 200 security deposit because I made sure I had prepared we'll before planning on renting a car. I even asked him to show me where it says it's 300 on the website, but he couldn't. My total for the two days was 575, including the security deposit. My card didn't go through. I let him know it won't go through and that he should just rent out for a day, then he took my credit card. He swiped it four times and said it was still declining. At that point, I wanted just not to rent any further. But I said, let me call my bank to see what's happening, my banker informed me that the agent swiped my card for 575 instead of 436(for one-day rental). I went to meet the agent; he then asked me: did you top up your credit card, and is it cleared from blocks? Was that his intention when he was swiping my card severally and unnecessary. I told him exactly what the banker said, and he wasn’t embarrassed about it either. He kept on typing, and I asked, you’re just renting me a car; you’ve already imputed my personal information. What else are you typing? Why are you delaying my precious time? And so I also noticed the manager stepping out, and so did the agent probably talk about me, but that’s not my concern, I wasn’t in alamo because of those entities, and I did not care about how they rated me. I just needed to rent a car and go on my road trip vacation and return it in safe hands as I got it. My entire experience could have been much better. It is my first-time horrible experience at the alamo. And then, the car was dirty. Bear in mind we’re in a pandemic situation. What happened to protect customers? Truly a horrible experience.
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Rated #2
Dollar
7.3 Good (216 reviews)
1 location in Sterling
Dollar
Locations in Sterling
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
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
  • 7.6
  • 7.5
  • 7.2
  • 7.3
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
3.9 MediocreJul 14 2021
10.0 ExcellentJun 28 2021
Pros: Service was great. Staff super helpful, it was an excellent experienceCons: Nothing
2.0 MediocreJun 26 2021
Cons: The staff was not friendly or helpful. Dollar tried to charge me an extortionist flat rate for an E ZPass of around $30 per day. I prepaid the car and they charged me extra fees when I picked up the for which they didn’t reimburse at drop off. They also charged me two hours claiming I dropped the car off two hours late which amounted to almost a full day rental. I dropped off the car within the allotted time. No where in the contract can I find that this is standard policy. No other rental car has done this to me in the past and I’ve rented hundreds of rental cars in the past. The staff didn’t respond other than to say to take up with customer service or dispute the extra charges through my credit card company. On top of high rental fees, Dollar tried to nickel and dime me for a Ford Fiesta that wasn’t immaculate. I will not rent from Dollar in the future.
6.0 GoodJun 22 2021
Pros: Staff was friendly and helpful. Drop off was super quick and easy. Email receipt made the whole drop off process very nice.Cons: Pickup took too long because I think there were a lot of customers who showed up all at once and there was not enough staff to handle them.
4.0 OkayJun 21 2021
Cons: Price too much...vehicle bad maintenance
6.0 GoodJun 13 2021
Pros: Service and priceCons: That if I pic a Camry I have to get The Camry Not a Ford Fiesta, they put pictures of cars that they dont even have like the Camry that i pick and they dont have it. Give me a different car
4.0 OkayJun 9 2021
Cons: Car smells very bad Vehicle over 35k miles and shakes when drive more then 65mph Wait 45 min in line to get counter at pickup
2.0 MediocreJun 4 2021
Cons: Car condition was junk and the first vehicle we were given was heavily smoked in. The counter person was not very hospitable either. They are affiliated with Hertz at the location also.
10.0 ExcellentMay 22 2021
Pros: Nice car, brand new. Thank you.Cons: None
10.0 ExcellentMay 4 2021
Pros: It was a long line and they moved us along very swiftly.Cons: Everything was Great this Trip!
Rated #3
Budget
7.2 Good (200 reviews)
2 locations in Sterling
Budget
Locations in Sterling
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+1 703 260 5631
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
  • 7.5
  • 7.6
  • 7
  • 7.1
  • 7
Recent reviews
7.9 GoodJul 26 2021
5.9 OkayJul 22 2021
10.0 ExcellentJul 20 2021
1.9 HorribleJul 19 2021
2.0 MediocreJun 29 2021
Pros: Fast during pickup.Cons: High bill. Incorrect billing. No response when called. Billed for 10 days even though returned the car after 4 days.
2.0 MediocreJun 29 2021
Pros: Clean and fast serviceCons: Price is high, billing incorrect. Billed for 10 days even though returned car after 4 days. No response when called.
10.0 ExcellentApr 15 2021
Cons: Truck could have been cleaner, but service was excellent and prompt.
2.0 MediocreApr 12 2021
Pros: Staff was friendly and apologetic, and did attempt to remedy the situation by offering other vehicles that were available.Cons: I made a reservation several hours in advance, only to drive an hour to the pick up location and find there were not actually any vehicles (pick up truck) available. Unfortunately, I really needed that specific type of vehicle so I was forced to leave empty handed.
6.0 GoodMar 19 2021
Pros: the vehicle i rented was really nice.Cons: you guys charged me for $110 for a qt of gas . that stealing. How the hell will i ever rent a car hear when y'all abuse people on the gas. Again, i returned it 3/4 full and got charged $110 for a 1/4 gallon of gas. Thats horrible service. I will never rent again with you guys. EVER!
10.0 ExcellentNov 14 2020
Pros: Very friendly customer service. Easy in and easy out. Car was clean.Cons: Pick up at the airport was slow compared to the other rental car shuttle services.
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Rated #4
Thrifty
7.2 Good (135 reviews)
1 location in Sterling
Thrifty
Locations in Sterling
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
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
1.9 HorribleAug 3 2021
1.9 HorribleJul 17 2021
1.9 HorribleJul 11 2021
7.9 GoodJul 8 2021
1.9 HorribleJul 6 2021
4.0 OkayJul 4 2021
Pros: The car got great mileage and the fact that I was able to obtain a rental.Cons: The pick-up was a horrible experience at Dulles airport. The thrifty line was long and out the door with with 1 counter person. We watched as the 3-4 Hertz agents completely clear the line right next to us a few times. After almost 2hrs a woman traveling with her family was pretty fed up and asked why they could not assist us since it was the same company. I admired her moxie. They cited company policy at first, but all of a sudden started helping us and the line quickly was addressed. This actually made the wait more upsetting, but I did thank my fellow traveler. BTW- my 88yr old dad was sitting in my brothers car waiting for me to start a long trip.
2.0 MediocreJun 30 2021
Pros: Staff was friendly however as error was made which showed I was renting the car for 2 hours to drive from Dulles to Atlanta.Cons: I should have been told that if car was not returned the next day at the same time as pick up that additional charges would occur. When I told them I would return the car at 11:00 the next day I should have been told that I would be charged for the extra hours. I will not rent from thrifty again. Additional training should be required for all agents
6.0 GoodJun 14 2021
Cons: The waiting room was hot and stuffy. The person checking us in was very slow.
4.0 OkayJun 6 2021
Cons: Allow forbpricing on full size car.
4.0 OkayMay 24 2021
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
Rated #5
Enterprise
8.4 Excellent (67 reviews)
4 locations in Sterling
Enterprise
Locations in Sterling
202 Lane Ct+1 703 464 3391
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
22035 Railcar Dr+1 703 444 6360
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
23430 Autopilot Dr+1 844 648 1602
Monday05:00 - 23:59
Tuesday05:00 - 23:59
Wednesday05:00 - 23:59
Thursday05:00 - 23:59
Friday05:00 - 23:59
Saturday05:00 - 23:59
Sunday05:00 - 23:59
45664 Woodland Rd+1 703 444 6360
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 17:00
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.4
  • 8.5
  • 8
Recent reviews
9.2 ExcellentOct 30 2020
Pros: Staff at IAD was awesome!Cons: USB port in vehicle was missing making phone charging a challenge.
6.8 GoodSep 29 2020
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.
10.0 ExcellentSep 13 2020
Pros: The car was clean and the pick up and drop off process easyCons: I 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 MediocreAug 10 2020
Pros: It was the worst, they said they are not honoring same day reservations and made me go back and forth twice
8.0 ExcellentMay 16 2020
Pros: Drop off was super easy.
10.0 ExcellentApr 18 2020
Pros: Drop off was consolidated for various companies operating at the Savannah airport. It was very quick and easyCons: Nothing
2.0 MediocreJul 10 2019
Cons: no
7.2 GoodApr 28 2019
Pros: Staff was friendlyCons: The car had a problem with the collision detection system
10.0 ExcellentApr 10 2019
Pros: The staff was very fast and courteous.
2.0 MediocreMar 18 2019
Cons: Process is very difficult
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Rated #6
Avis
7.6 Good (68 reviews)
1 location in Sterling
Avis
Locations in Sterling
23330 Autopilot Drive+1 703 260 5631
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
  • 7.7
  • 7.9
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJul 20 2021
2.0 MediocreMar 29 2021
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 ExcellentJul 28 2020
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 MediocreJan 5 2020
Pros: NothingCons: 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.
9.6 ExcellentAug 12 2019
Pros: YesCons: Very good overall
3.6 MediocreJul 30 2019
Cons: The car I was assigned was filthy inside and out. It didn’t look as if it had ever been cleaned, with stains old and new on the seats, and the door handles were all crusty. The windshield washer alarm was saying the fluid was low. I definitely expect a rental car to be clean and ‘topped off’.
6.0 GoodJul 28 2019
Pros: Easy drop offCons: Pick Up: Would be nice if staff spoke proper English
6.0 GoodApr 27 2019
Pros: The car I requested was not available
10.0 ExcellentApr 2 2019
Pros: Friendly staffCons: Nothing
2.0 MediocreOct 12 2018
Cons: They tried to additional gas charge without any explanation or notice when I returned car. I was so embarrassed their sneaky behavior
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Rated #7
National
8.6 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Sterling
National
Locations in Sterling
23430 Autopilot Dr+1 844 648 1604
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
  • 7
  • 10
  • 8
  • 10
  • 8
Recent reviews
7.2 GoodAug 28 2016
Not your usual national rental.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.
Rated #8
Silvercar
7.8 Good (4 reviews)
1 location in Sterling
Silvercar
Locations in Sterling
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
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 8
Recent reviews
9.2 ExcellentOct 24 2019
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 MediocreJul 3 2018
overchargedPros: nice carCons: 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.
Rated #9
Hertz
2 Mediocre (1 review)
1 location in Sterling
Hertz
Locations in Sterling
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 - 12:00
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreApr 25 2017
I am not booking from Kayak ever againCons: 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.
Advance Car And Truck Rental
1 location in Sterling
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Locations in Sterling
23390 Autopilot Dr+1 703 661 6387
Recent reviews
Easirent
1 location in Sterling
Easirent
Locations in Sterling
Washington Dulles International Airport
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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Flight Car
1 location in Sterling
Flight Car
Locations in Sterling
Washington Dulles airport+1 844 435 8227
Recent reviews
keddy by Europcar
1 location in Sterling
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Sterling
23390 Autopilot Drive, Washington Dulles+1 703 661 6387
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in Sterling
Sunnycars
Locations in Sterling
Autopilot Dr 23430
Recent reviews
878 travelers who rented a car in Sterling gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.7

Car rental locations in or near Sterling

Good to know

Most popular car type

Mini

When to book a rental car in Sterling

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in Sterling

  • Book your rental car in Sterling at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Sterling are around -27% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Sterling

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Sterling are Alamo (8.7, 412 reviews), Enterprise (8.3, 148 reviews), and Avis (7.7, 74 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Sterling is ₱174.74 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between ₱2,097 and ₱2,796, depending on the car size.

  • Mini (Dodge Grand Caravan or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Sterling.

  • The only car rental company onsite at Dulles Intl airport is Hertz.

  • The only car rental company onsite at Reagan-National airport is Hertz.

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

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

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

  • A Mini car rental in Sterling costs ₱3,938 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Sterling costs ₱2,245 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Sterling costs ₱2,857 per day, on average.