Alexandria car rentals from $27/day

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Alexandria car rental information

Pick-up locationAlexandria
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Minivan, Premium, Premium SUV, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations15
Airport locations1
Popular agenciesTuro, Hertz

Cheap car rentals in Alexandria

Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Alexandria

  • Some of the top benefits of Alexandria car rentals are that they allow you to explore all the cultural and natural attractions in the mid-Atlantic region. For example, the White House in Washington D.C. is only a 30 or somin drive northeast of Alexandria. If you’d prefer to avoid D.C. and head to the Six Flags amusement park instead, drive east along I-495 S and then 214 for roughly an hour or so. Nature lovers may wish to visit Shenandoah National Park. It’s about 1 h 30 mins west along I-66.
  • Being aware of American holidays that affect traffic can help you get the most out of cheap car rentals in Alexandria. These holidays begin with the street parades on January 1st, New Year’s Day around King Street, Market Square, and the broader Old Town area. A few months later, on March 17th, is St. Patrick’s Day. Usually, this entails Irish-theme parades and crowded bars in Old Town Alexandria. On the 4th of July is Independence Day. The streets are filled with street parades in the Old Town during the day and people watching fireworks at the Oronoco Bay Park along Madison Street at night.
  • There aren’t any tolls within Alexandria proper, however, there are many in the surrounding areas. This includes the 395 Express Lanes from the 14th Street Toll Bridge in the northeast to Lincolnia in the west. If you continue south, you’ll get on the 95 Express Lanes. If you head west out of Alexandria, you’ll hit the 495 Express Lanes. Those branch off into the 66 Express Lanes in the east, and the Dulles Toll Road and Dulles Greenway in the west. The Express Lanes can be paid with an E-Z Pass (which most Alexandria car rentals have) or through a credit card. If you have neither, you’ll be sent a bill online.
  • With the Potomac River to the east, many regional parks and golf courses scattered around the city, and the George Washington Memorial, Alexandria has plenty to discover – and there is no easier way to do it than by car. Don’t depend on public transport and seize the opportunity to explore Alexandria in your own time and pace by renting a car for your stay in the city. Washington, DC is also only a 20-minute ride away and is always worth a visit.
  • Reagan National Airport is the closest airport to Alexandria and is only 10 minutes from the city center. The airport sports rental car agencies right on its grounds, which makes continuing your journey invariably easier. Pick up a car directly from there and start your time in Alexandria without any hassle.
  • Although Virginia has a subtropical climate, there can be sleet and ice in the northern parts of Virginia, like Alexandria, in the winter. The city has a higher-than-usual rate of rainfall per year and, during the winter months, roads can become treacherous due to the mix of rain and snow. If there is ice or snow, ground markings can be covered and snow piles up on either sides, making the roads narrower. Drive accordingly and adjust your speed to enjoy a safe ride.
  • Rush hour usually hits Alexandria between 7 and 9 am and 5 and 8 pm. Especially roads to and from Washington can face increased traffic, like the I-295 or the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Try to avoid starting your trips during these times for a smoother driving experience and acquaint yourself with alternative routes beforehand, or rent a GPS system with your car.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Alexandria for $35 or less
  • Book your rental car in Alexandria at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Supplier choice rental cars in Alexandria are around 30% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Alexandria

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Alexandria?

    To be prepared for sleet, ice, rain, or simply maneuvering through the city, a compact 4-wheel-drive car is the perfect combination. Such a car will provide the essential traction required for wet or sleety roads, as well as help you navigate the city without being too bulky or causing problems with parking.

  • What’s the speed limit in Alexandria?

    In residential areas, the regulated speed limit is 25 mph unless posted otherwise. When venturing out of the city on secondary roads, the maximum speed limit lies at 55 mph, and freeways permit up to 70 mph. When the roads are wet, it is crucial to reduce your speed and drive carefully.

  • Where are the best places to park in Alexandria?

    Parking in Alexandria is a breeze compared to many other US cities, what with its free and metered on-street parking available. There is free parking possible in Del Ray, and around King Street metered street parking is usually restricted to two or three hours. There are also many parking garages and lots in the Old Town such as Market Square Garage, which costs about $5 on weekends and is free half of the day on Saturdays, when the Farmers’ Market takes place.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Alexandria?

    On average a rental car in Alexandria costs $44 per day. But prices differ between operators and you can save money through a price comparison of car rental deals from different agencies. The cheapest price for a car rental in Alexandria found in the last 2 weeks is $27.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Alexandria?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($28/day).

  • How much is gas price in Alexandria?

    The average gas price in Alexandria is $3.48 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $42 and $56, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Alexandria?

    Supplier choice (Class Special Car or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Alexandria.

  • Which car rental companies are at Dulles Intl airport (IAD)?

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

  • Which car rental companies are at Baltimore/Washington airport (BWI)?

    The only car rental company onsite at Baltimore/Washington airport is Hertz.

  • Which car rental companies are at Reagan-National airport (DCA)?

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

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Dulles Intl airport (IAD)?

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

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Baltimore/Washington airport (BWI)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Baltimore/Washington airport to off-airport locations include NextCar, Hertz, Payless, Budget, Thrifty, Dollar, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo, Avis, and National.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Reagan-National airport (DCA)?

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

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Alexandria?

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

  • How much does a Special car rental cost in Alexandria?

    A Special car rental in Alexandria costs $53 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car rental cost in Alexandria?

    A Mini car rental in Alexandria costs $102 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Full Size car rental cost in Alexandria?

    A Full Size car rental in Alexandria costs $152 per day, on average.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Alexandria?

    On average a rental car in Alexandria costs $310 per week ($44 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Alexandria?

    On average a rental car in Alexandria costs $1,327 per month ($44 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Alexandria?

    Most car rental providers in Alexandria offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Alexandria, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.

  • How many car agencies are operating in Alexandria?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 6 car rental agencies in Alexandria.

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Alexandria?

    Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).

  • Why should I use KAYAK to rent a car in Alexandria?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Alexandria so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.

  • How do I get from Ronald Reagan-National Airport to Alexandria’s city center?

    After securing the best cheap car rentals in Alexandria at DCA’s rental car area, you can leave the airport heading south along George Washington Memorial Parkway. Stay on this road for about 10 to 15 mins and you’ll find yourself in downtown Alexandria.

  • Are there any car rentals at the Alexandria train station?

    There aren’t any Alexandria car rentals inside the Alexandria train station. However, there are a few options a short taxi ride away. An Enterprise Rent-a-Car is about 3 miles south, a Safari Car Rental is about 2 miles west, and a Hertz car rental is a little over 2 miles northwest of the train station.

Alexandria car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

7.1

Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

7.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

7.0

One location in Alexandria

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from $30/day

Locations in Alexandria

501 S Pickett Street

+1 703 461 8601

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and helpful.

Cons:

More area to park

6.0 Okay

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

They are entirely too slow with their service

3.2 Poor

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The first car smelled like smoked and I was able to quickly get another car.

Cons:

I called a couple of days before mentioning I wouldn’t be able to pick up the car till the next day. As I wouldn’t be able to park the rental anywhere for the night. I asked if the charges would be the same and the person I spoke to said they would be able to fix the charges once I got there. The person I spoke to said they would make a note of it. Once I get to Hertz the person who is present says there isn’t a note. The person isn’t pleasant as I try to figure out what is going on. I am charged the same amount as if I picked it up the night prior. Overall experience at hertz lacked customer service.

4.0 Mediocre

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Hertz employees not wearing masks, car was dirty on the outside and I was not convinced that it had been properly sanitized and disinfected prior to me driving it. I brought my own Lysol and wipes and had to clean it down in order to give myself some peace of mind.

2.4 Poor

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was sound and safe.

Cons:

When when I called a Alexandria, VA Hertz I told the gentlemen I was running late (about 11:40) I expressed my concerns for being charged an extra day and fees. He said I would not as long as it’s dropped offs. He mentioned he would be in the office Sunday. In addition, I called the Hertz toll free customer service while at the drop-off location to further explain. They only recommended dropping off the keys and recording the mileage on the rental agreement. My main concern is being charged additional days and fees.

6.0 Okay

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

My car was not full and had very poor tires with one tire always going flat. Spent 3 hours turning in it for a mother vehicle that had tire that held air

1 out of 9

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.0

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

6.6

6 locations in Alexandria

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from $67/day

Locations in Alexandria

4213 Duke St

+1 703 212 4700

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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5650 Edsall Rd

+1 703 658 0010

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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5800 Edsall Rd

+1 703 212 4820

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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5954 Richmond Highway

+1 703 960 6900

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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7520a Richmond Hwy

+1 703 660 1331

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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801 N Saint Asaph St

+1 703 549 2761

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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4.0 Mediocre

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Was stopped by the police. Because the tags were expired. The vehicle had less than 1/2 tank of fuel and no windshield wiper fluid

2.0 Poor

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

They were closed when I arrived, which cost $40 for the uber

2.0 Poor

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Enterprise had great customer service

Cons:

The Nissan versa was a horrible car for a long roadtrip and not what I wanted. Handling was very poor on the highway as the whole car shakes. The cruise control did not work and there was greasy fingerprints on the inside of windshield. Very disappointed with the car and I reserved a midrange Mitsubishi and all they had was Nissan versas. I plan on upgrading to a better vehicle for the trip back

9.6 Wonderful

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice car. Accommodating professional staff. Easy drop off and oick up

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Good staff, great fee upgrade.

7.2 Good

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was Great

Cons:

The cleanliness of vehicle could of been alot better

1 out of 7

Budget

8.2

Very good

21 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.8

Value for money

7.6

3 locations in Alexandria

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from $36/day

Locations in Alexandria

5000 Seminary Road

+1 703 933 8583

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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6001 Duke Street

+1 703 256 2918

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 15:00
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801 N Saint Asaph St

+1 571 895 6771

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Convenient location with speedy service

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The owner was very nice and accommodating. They had a nice selection of cars to choose from. I would definitely recommend renting from this budget/Avis location.

6.0 Okay

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very nice and helpful

Cons:

The vehicle was not clean and the previous renter had smoked in the car.

7.2 Good

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick-up process was the easiest I've ever experienced. Staff was great and worked through my problems

Cons:

I'm not familiar with Alexandria and the Landmark Mall. Entrances are not clearly marked at all.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

We were delighted with the vehicle we received! It was clean, well-maintained, had lots of amenities, and an outstanding deal for the price! The staff were polite, friendly, answered our questions, and went out of their way to ensure the rental arrangements fit our needs. We will DEFINITELY be recommending Budget to everyone and using Budget again in the future. Thank you!

5.6 Fair

Apr 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was to easy a fast

Cons:

Their was only one worker and he was out dropping off a ntoher customer so i had to wait about 15 min till he cam back

1 out of 4

Avis

7.5

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

7.7

3 locations in Alexandria

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from $35/day

Locations in Alexandria

5000 Seminary Road

+1 703 578 8280

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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6001 Duke Street

+1 703 256 4335

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 15:00
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801 N Saint Asaph Street

+1 571 895 6769

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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6.0 Okay

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The guy at the desk was friendly and nice.

Cons:

The car was not ready when I got there. Had to wait 30 minutes to be able to go anywhere (others were waiting too). I had a work meeting to get to and thankfully I had booked the car early so I was able to still make it in time but it was unnecessarily stressful to have to wait.

2.0 Poor

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Showing up thinking I have a reservation even after calling twice.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2023

KAYAK
Excellent costumer service, friendly welcoming staff, great deals and fast service.

2.0 Poor

Aug 2022

KAYAK
Avis didn't have a car for me. They also didn't really make an effort to let me know and were rather unapologetic about it. A terrible experience.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2022

KAYAK
At drop-off I was pleasantly surprised to be offered a ride to the train station about a mile away to avoid the walk.

1 out of 2

Thrifty

6.3

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Alexandria

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Locations in Alexandria

501 South Pickett Street

+1 703 461 8601

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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8800-I Peartree Village Court

7037991700

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103 travelers who rented a car in Alexandria gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.5

Car rental locations in or near Alexandria

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Most popular agency

Hertz

Average price

$44/day

Good deal

$35/day

When to book a rental car in Alexandria

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