Washington car rentals

Washington car rentals

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Washington, DC, United States
Sep 29 — Oct 6
Same drop-off
Washington, DC, United States
Wed 9/29
Noon
Wed 10/6
Noon
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Pick-up locationWashington
Rental locations37
Airport locations7

Washington car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.3 Excellent (126 reviews)
9 locations in Washington
Enterprise
Locations in Washington
  • 8.3
  • 8.4
  • 8.3
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentMay 15 2021
Staff was friendly and car was really clean.The location is not where it says it is so I had to look around for it. Gotta update the address.
8.0 ExcellentJan 29 2021
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 ExcellentDec 27 2020
Great car - thank you! Friendly representatives too!
9.2 ExcellentOct 22 2020
Easy to pick it up, drop it off,The "needs maintenance" announcement always turned on when I started the car - very annoying
10.0 ExcellentOct 12 2020
Very friendly staff and very easy drop off
6.0 GoodSep 30 2020
Convient location.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.
8.4 ExcellentSep 29 2020
Both pick up and drop off were very easy.
2.0 MediocreSep 28 2020
I never got To rent the car! I expect A full refund.
2.0 MediocreSep 16 2020
I made a reservation to pick up at the Enterprise at 99 H Street which is inside of Union Station. When I arrived, the location was closed. I had to have a car service take me to the airport which was a $20 charge, and an hour and a half of my time that I needed for travel. If the location is closed, I’m confused as to why I could even make a reservation in the first place. This was extremely disappointing!
4.0 OkaySep 9 2020
Staff were friendly, despite the many issues we had.Our economy car was substituted with a ridiculous, bright red, Chevy Camero. I was told there were no other cars available. While I understand there can be substitutions, this model of car could not have been more terrible given we had a long trip planned. We were constantly followed by police and weren't able to fit the majority of our planned belongings - not to mention the gas millage cost us significantly more fuel. The seats were dropped back and low making it painful for me (a 28 year old athlete) to get in and out, let alone my wife with back issues! Not to mention the wide wheels and low profile made hydroplaning a constant threat even in mild mist. The car had obviously not been cleaned, it was disgusting. There were empty ice cream containers under the seats along with other random trash like receipts, a mask, etc. The trunk was full of some sort of mud or grease and, along with the rest of the car, covered in dirt and dust. The windows, doors, controls were all full of smudges and showed no signs of being disinfected or even wiped with a wet rag. But it gets worse, this model of car has tiny windows and visibility is a nightmare. To make that worse, the car had some kind of dealership writing, "lot #3..." melted into the windshield on the drivers' side resulting in even worse field of vision. Lastly, I was told on pickup, after I noted that the return time was not what I had booked (10am versus 8PM), I could bring the car back anytime. After arriving late at night after 12 hours on the road, I found no dropbox for the keys and no where to park the car (even the sidewalk was cluttered with returned rental cars). I had to take more time off of work to return the car this morning, and I was, of course, charged for an extra day. I can't imagine having a worse experience renting a car. At least if I'd been turned away I could have rented a car from somewhere else.
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From ₱2,292/dayRated #2
Avis
7.3 Good (125 reviews)
5 locations in Washington
Avis
Locations in Washington
  • 7.5
  • 7.7
  • 7.1
  • 6.8
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentAug 16 2021
The staff was very polite and efficient.
5.9 OkayAug 10 2021
There was only one car and it was not set up
2.0 MediocreJun 16 2021
Nothing. The car was not reserved for where I picked it up.Your site is complete trash. It kept sending me to cars FAR from where I was trying to pick one up. When I finally made a reservation, I somehow missed that it was (again) not at the location where I needed to pick the car up. STOP this and do not offer vehicles in the general city where I need it, just do it for the location where I need it. I ended up double-paying for a car because of this--which was easy to do, since they had abundant cars available that your garbage site apparently could not find. I will never use Kayak again because of how much this experience sucked.
10.0 ExcellentJun 16 2021
Nothing. It was great ! Very friendly, fast and efficient service at the rental counter!
10.0 ExcellentJun 6 2021
Great service
10.0 ExcellentJun 3 2021
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10.0 ExcellentFeb 2 2021
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 ExcellentJan 8 2021
Friendly and efficient staff both in Washington and Queens.Nothing.
2.0 MediocreDec 28 2020
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.Customer service, wait time, availability, respecting the reservation that i had made.
2.0 MediocreDec 4 2020
Horrible service... additional charges for no obvious reasons. WTH!!!Charge what they said
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From ₱2,394/dayRated #3
Budget
7.1 Good (289 reviews)
5 locations in Washington
Budget
Locations in Washington
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 6.8
  • 6.8
  • 7
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentAug 21 2021
Everything went perfectly with my rental.
5.9 OkayAug 19 2021
Tea tap office and car return location are very hard to find as they are located in an underground garage with terribly poor signage.
3.9 MediocreJul 17 2021
Compared to Enterprise Car Rental the process and experience was poor. The exterior of the car was dirty. I drove the vehicle for a 200 mile round trip. At this point the car began to have transmission problems, I made it home with the car struggling to shift gears and unable to reverse properly. When I returned the vehicle the next day, the transmission seemed to function, but not well, the engine light remained in the “on” position. When I returned the vehicle the staff seemed un-phased by my story, almost as if they knew this vehicle had an issue. It’s unbelievable that a vehicle would be rented in this condition, it was a late model Chevrolet Malibu with 27K miles. When I choose a rental company I will not use this Budget location and I will be very cautious with this rental brand.
1.9 HorribleJul 12 2021
The car was filthy and had an odor that was pure B.O. I bought Febreze to mitigate the odor which helped but definitely didn’t solve the problem entirely. Also, the “Maintenance Required - visit dealer” light was on throughout my trip which was a worry. Finally, the car had lost its volume knob so listening to music or even my phone’s navigation was very difficult throughout my lengthy trip. That car shouldn’t have been in service - period.
10.0 ExcellentJun 15 2021
Great customer service, very fast check in and out.After hours drop off would be a great addition to this location.
8.0 ExcellentJun 13 2021
Customer service was great when I left a belonging behind! Thank you!
10.0 ExcellentJun 12 2021
I wanted to extend the rental but I was forced to get a separate rental agreement. with new pricing and every thing.
6.0 GoodJan 3 2021
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.Better communication towards pickups and drop off locations and more instructions.
2.0 MediocreJan 3 2021
They didn't have any cars, despite me having (and confirming) a reservation.
10.0 ExcellentJan 1 2021
The process at both locations was seamless.
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From ₱1,873/dayRated #4
Hertz
Most popular
Cheapest deal
6.8 Good (508 reviews)
6 locations in Washington
Hertz
Locations in Washington
  • 7.3
  • 7.2
  • 6.7
  • 6.4
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
1.9 HorribleSep 21 2021
The location was closed so I had to contact hertz. Also the car I reserved was not available and I had to pay an additional amount for an suv.
1.9 HorribleSep 21 2021
My flight was delayed considerably. I tried to call the location several times to change my reservation. They never answered the phone. When I finally got in, no cars were available and I couldn't get a rental at all.
7.9 GoodSep 20 2021
Everything backed up on pickup day, mid-afternoon on a Friday. People waiting 1-2 hours for their car. Would have been helpful to have a text alert so we could search alternatives. Otherwise car was fine (except multiple dings already on it that I hope had been documented before so we don't get into an argument if they charge us) and dropoff a piece of cake.
1.9 HorribleSep 20 2021
Customer service was good however there was a car shortage and you had to wait over an hour to receive rental even with a pre-paid reservation.
1.9 HorribleSep 20 2021
Never got to pick up the car. The staff gave away the last car despite many of us having a reservation. They were very rude and unsympathetic. I was stranded 2 hours from my destination and had to sleep with rats and homeless people outside. Worst experience of my life and the staff there at Hertz treated me horribly. To do better treat your customers with dignity and respect and have a car ready for people who reserved it
1.9 HorribleSep 14 2021
I never got a car!!! I ubered to the location just to find out they were “out of cars” and offered to put me on a hand written waitlist, as if it were a Starbucks and whenever they call your name you should rush to the pickup location, at any time. I asked to speak to the manager and he was conveniently “on holiday and unreachable”. I was told that alike airlines, HERTZ is allowed to overbook cars. Furthermore, I reserved an economy car and was told that in “a couple of hours” a Jaguar would likely be returned and become available. My experience was surreal and I just decided to take a zipcar instead. Terrible service.
3.9 MediocreSep 8 2021
When we arrived they completely ignored us for about 15 minutes then told us our car wasn’t ready and we’d either have to wait or pay for an upgrade to a higher model just to get a car at the time we had scheduled it. Location at union station is not convenient to find or get to.
1.9 HorribleAug 31 2021
Nothing. Everything
10.0 ExcellentAug 29 2021
Very warm employee welcome. Options of contract were very clearly explained. The whole process was fast.
1.9 HorribleAug 21 2021
My rental was canceled and I am awaiting my refund. This sucks. It ruined my weekend.
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From ₱2,420/dayRated #5
Alamo
8.5 Excellent (94 reviews)
2 locations in Washington
Alamo
Locations in Washington
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.4
  • 8.1
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodMar 22 2021
Pick up was great. Drop off slow. Car smelled like smoke
6.0 GoodJan 4 2021
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.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 ExcellentNov 26 2020
All good.Specific vehicle availability--I requested a SUV but ended up with a minivan.
3.6 MediocreNov 17 2020
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 ExcellentSep 13 2020
Everything was smooth and easy. Car was very clean.
10.0 ExcellentAug 31 2020
Incredibly friendly staff, made me feel comfortable and welcome.
3.6 MediocreAug 2 2020
The car was very cleanSo it had leaky tires, none of the charging ports worked, and the guy working there drove around really fast and freaked me out.
2.0 MediocreJul 11 2020
Told me on arrival their computer system had a glitch and they actually had no cars available. They also said they'd call me in the afternoon to let me know when the next car would be available and then never called.Fix your website so people don't waste their time.
10.0 ExcellentJun 22 2020
Staff was greatCar was almost not ready on time
5.2 OkayDec 31 2019
They didn’t have my reserved car, nor any other car available. This also happened to two other people who were there at the same time.
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From ₱2,481/dayRated #6
National
8.8 Excellent (14 reviews)
2 locations in Washington
National
Locations in Washington
  • 9.2
  • 9
  • 8.8
  • 8.4
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJan 27 2020
Tia was really helpful and easy going.Nothing, again, Tia was fabulous
6.4 GoodNov 25 2018
Offices closedManager at airport location was able to accommodate our reservationWe 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 ExcellentOct 18 2016
Great experienceI 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 ExcellentSep 20 2016
Great service, great truck
9.2 ExcellentSep 6 2016
Great Service and Delivered as PromisedI 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.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 ExcellentJul 16 2016
Front desk staff was really nice and pleasant.I didn't enjoy the car I drove. But that isn't the fault of Kayak.
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Sunnycars
2 locations in Washington
Sunnycars
Locations in Washington
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Advance Car And Truck Rental
1 location in Washington
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Locations in Washington
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Eagle Rent A Car
1 location in Washington
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in Washington
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Easirent
1 location in Washington
Easirent
Locations in Washington
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keddy by Europcar
1 location in Washington
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Washington
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Sixt
1 location in Washington
Sixt
Locations in Washington
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From ₱2,166/day
Thrifty
1 location in Washington
Thrifty
Locations in Washington
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1156 travelers who rented a car in Washington gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.3

Car rental locations in or near Washington

Good to know

Most popular agency

Alamo

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

₱2,589/day

Good deal

₱2,129/day

When to book a rental car in Washington

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

Top tips for renting a car in Washington

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Washington for ₱2,129 or less
  • Book your rental car in Washington at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Washington are around 38% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Washington

  • Some car rental companies in Washington which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Alamo, Hertz and Dollar

  • On average a rental car in Washington costs ₱2,589 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Washington are Enterprise (8.5, 218 reviews), Alamo (8.2, 164 reviews), and Avis (7.3, 183 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Washington is ₱176.14 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between ₱2,114 and ₱2,818, depending on the car size.

  • Intermediate (Nissan Versa or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Washington.

  • 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 Intermediate car rental in Washington costs ₱2,057 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Washington costs ₱2,075 per day, on average.

  • A Supplier choice car rental in Washington costs ₱2,325 per day, on average.

  • In Washington, cars are most frequently rented at Dollar 23540 Autopilot Drive (36 km from city center ).

  • On average a rental car in Washington costs ₱18,121 per week (₱2,589 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Washington costs ₱77,661 per month (₱2,589 per day).