Cape Cod and the Islands car rentals

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Cheap car rentals in Cape Cod and the Islands

Economy$26/day
Compact$27/day
Intermediate$27/day
Standard$33/day
Full-size$35/day
SUV$74/day
Minivan$39/day
Full-size SUV$50/day
Mini$73/day
Premium$38/day
Passenger van$132/day
Luxury$47/day
Convertible$239/day
Pickup truck$42/day
Premium SUV$57/day
Compact SUV$30/day
Intermediate SUV$32/day
Supplier choice$36/day
Standard SUV$36/day
Luxury SUV$56/day
Open air all terrain$66/day
Luxury coupe$85/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car in Cape Cod and the Islands

  • Visitors can travel to Cape Cod by public means, such as ferry, bus, or by train. Nonetheless, driving remains the ideal way to explore the many attraction spots in Cape Cod. Although you can rent a car near Cape Cod, you still need to understand the best time to drive your rental car in Cape Cod. The best time for drivers to book their rental car is the weekend, starting from Friday to Saturday. Several car rental dealers offer numerous car rental options during the weekend, but it is always best to book in advance to secure your chosen vehicle. Furthermore, the best time to return your rental car to the dealer is on Monday.
  • While choosing a rental car, visitors have to choose the right car company that provides the best car rental services. A good car rental dealer in Cape Cod should provide various rental cars, including Jeeps, minivans, pick-up trucks, and SUVs. The dealer should also offer vehicles that are easy to ride on all the roads in Cape Cod. The right car rental dealer needs to provide cars that operate in designated pick-up points, such as Hyannis Airport, and within proximity to the ferry.
  • Driving a car in Cape Cod isn’t the same as driving to other regions in the country. Those driving rental cars should familiarize themselves with the major roads spreading across Cape Cod. Rental car drivers need to know how to drive on the bumpy Mid-Cape Highway, which ends in Cape Cod’s Provincetown. Car renters should be ready to navigate the MA 6A Highway. This highway isn't the prettiest road to drive on Cape Cod. Many forests border this highway, and drivers will encounter wildlife on their way. Simply put, rental car drivers should understand the diverse terrain of Cape Cod before renting a vehicle in this peninsula. That way, drivers will have a great time driving on Cape Cod.
  • Cape Cod has plenty of beaches like most peninsulas. Most car rentals companies in Cape Cod offer different types of rental vehicles built for the roads in Cape Cod. Irrespective of the rental car you want to use to explore Cape Cod, the most suitable rental car is typically a mid-sized vehicle. A mid-sized car can easily navigate Cape Cod's roads without causing wear and tear on the roads. Mid-sized cars are also affordable compared to compact vehicles. A mid-sized is also convenient, especially for travelers and their families.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Cape Cod and the Islands for $63 or less
  • Book your rental car in Cape Cod and the Islands at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Cape Cod and the Islands are around 45% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Mini rental cars in Cape Cod and the Islands are around -20% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Cape Cod and the Islands

  • Should I rent a car in Cape Cod and the Islands?

    People visiting Cape Cod should consider renting a car rather than using other means of transportation, such as bikes. The advantage of renting a car in Cape Cod is that you can tour several destinations every day, depending on how long you plan on staying. You can travel to attractions such as Martha’s Vineyard, Oak Bluffs, and Sandwich Town. Furthermore, driving a rental car is economical since you won't need to bring your vehicle to Cape Cod if you come from distant regions. Rental cars are also available in several options, including trucks, SUVs, and convertibles.

  • What is driving like in Cape Cod and the Islands?

    Driving in Cape Cod in a rental car is an exciting experience. You can witness the peninsula’s scenic routes when driving in a rental car. Travelers can enjoy the scenic drive, especially in the outer regions of Cape Cod. During the day, especially on weekends the roads in Cape Cod can be a little busy, so you may want to save time by traveling to the beach or drive earlier in the morning or later in the afternoon.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Cape Cod and the Islands?

    To enjoy driving a rental car in Cape Cod, you must meet the minimum age requirement. In this sense, the recommended age limit for those looking to rent a car is usually twenty one. If you’re below twenty five years old, you might have to pay the mandatory underage surcharge fee. Be sure to read and understand the terms and conditions of renting a car from available car rental companies to find out the exact surcharge fee before you make up your mind to reserve your dream car.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Cape Cod and the Islands?

    On average a rental car in Cape Cod and the Islands costs $59 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Cape Cod and the Islands?

    Intermediate (Chevrolet Bolt EUV or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Cape Cod and the Islands.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Cape Cod and the Islands?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($26/day), Enterprise Rent-A-Car ($33/day) and Budget ($39/day).

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Cape Cod and the Islands?

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

  • Where should I rent a car in Cape Cod and the Islands?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to rent a car in Cape Cod and the Islands are Hyannis (22% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Cape Cod and the Islands), Nantucket (21%) and West Tisbury (20%).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Cape Cod and the Islands?

    On average a rental car in Cape Cod and the Islands costs $555 per week ($79 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Cape Cod and the Islands?

    On average a rental car in Cape Cod and the Islands costs $2,379 per month ($79 per day).

Car rental directory

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Cape Cod and the Islands

    14 Locations

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car rental locations in Cape Cod and the Islands

    10 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Cape Cod and the Islands

    9 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Cape Cod and the Islands

    6 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car rental locations in Cape Cod and the Islands

    3 Locations

  • autoeurope

    AutoEurope car rental locations in Cape Cod and the Islands

    2 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car rental locations in Cape Cod and the Islands

    2 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car rental locations in Cape Cod and the Islands

    1 Location

  • national

    National car rental locations in Cape Cod and the Islands

    1 Location

  • nextcar

    NextCar car rental locations in Cape Cod and the Islands

    1 Location

  • rentawreck

    Rent-A-Wreck car rental locations in Cape Cod and the Islands

    1 Location

  • verc

    VERC Car Rental car rental locations in Cape Cod and the Islands

    1 Location

Good to know

Most popular agency

Budget

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

$81/day

Good deal

$63/day

When to book a rental car in Cape Cod and the Islands

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