Alexandria car rentals

Alexandria car rentals

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Alexandria, VA
Sep 29 — Oct 6
Same drop-off
Alexandria, VA
Wed 9/29
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Alexandria car rental information

Pick-up locationAlexandria
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Minivan, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations11
Airport locations1
Popular agenciesAvis, Hertz, Enterprise, Budget

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Alexandria car rental reviews and directory

From $38/dayRated #1
Best rated
8.8 Excellent (5 reviews)
1 location in Alexandria
Locations in Alexandria
  • 9.2
  • 8.8
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 9.2
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodDec 27 2019
The guy at the desk was friendly and nice.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.
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From $34/dayRated #2
Cheapest deal
8.3 Excellent (15 reviews)
2 locations in Alexandria
Locations in Alexandria
  • 8.1
  • 8.1
  • 8.5
  • 8.1
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJan 26 2020
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 GoodDec 31 2019
Staff was very nice and helpfulThe vehicle was not clean and the previous renter had smoked in the car.
7.2 GoodApr 2 2019
Pick-up process was the easiest I've ever experienced. Staff was great and worked through my problemsI'm not familiar with Alexandria and the Landmark Mall. Entrances are not clearly marked at all.
10.0 ExcellentAug 30 2017
FAR More than expected!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 OkayApr 16 2016
Drop off at the Airport was so fastDrop off was to easy a fastTheir 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
8.8 ExcellentFeb 22 2016
Great DealHaving never rented a car I wasn't sure of the whole process or cost but it ended up working out great! I was able to tap into a special so the price was right and the car (compact/small 4-door) was as expected. The only thing that concerned me was no one walked me out to the car to do a once-over. I noticed damage on the exterior and dirt on the interior so I promptly took photos to cover myself. Overall the car was good on gas mileage and drop-off was seamless (easier than anticipated). Would definitely rent from Budget again :)No walk-through/once-over of the car upon . Damage to exterior. Dirty interior. Needed a car wash. No auxiliary input.
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From $47/dayRated #3
8 Excellent (25 reviews)
6 locations in Alexandria
Locations in Alexandria
  • 7.9
  • 8
  • 8.1
  • 8.2
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodJul 4 2021
2.0 MediocreJul 29 2020
They were closed when I arrived, which cost $40 for the uber
2.0 MediocreJul 16 2020
Enterprise had great customer serviceThe 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 ExcellentJan 29 2020
Nice car. Accommodating professional staff. Easy drop off and oick up
10.0 ExcellentApr 29 2019
Good staff, great fee upgrade.
7.2 GoodApr 22 2019
Staff was GreatThe cleanliness of vehicle could of been alot better
10.0 ExcellentDec 29 2018
Excellent experienceExcellent customer service on both pickup and drop off. I will definitely return to rent from this location.
10.0 ExcellentOct 25 2018
Great customer service!
9.2 ExcellentOct 13 2018
Red rentalComfortable, ran wellSmelled like a smoker had rented the car
10.0 ExcellentJun 25 2018
Polite and helpful personnel and the added convenience of returning the car to a nearby location from the original pickup site. They waived the fee for that service. Very nice. The manager at the Huntington site in Alexandria bent over backwards to assist us. Definitely will use Enterprise again.
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From $37/dayRated #4
Most popular
6.8 Good (29 reviews)
1 location in Alexandria
Locations in Alexandria
  • 6.6
  • 6.8
  • 6.7
  • 6.6
  • 7
Recent reviews
1.9 HorribleSep 16 2021
We were supposed to pick up the vehicle at 9:30 am. Someone called at 7:30 am and left a voicemail saying no vehicles were available even though the website showed otherwise. We were checking out of our hotel in just a few hours and this left us high and dry. Never again will I give my business to Hertz.
7.9 GoodSep 8 2021
The team at Hertz were great. They were super accommodating and were very quick. More rental places should learn from them.
10.0 ExcellentDec 15 2020
Staff was friendly and helpful.More area to park
6.0 GoodOct 17 2020
They are entirely too slow with their service
3.2 MediocreJul 21 2020
The first car smelled like smoked and I was able to quickly get another car.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 OkayJul 12 2020
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 MediocreApr 22 2018
Drop - Off IssuesThe car was sound and safe.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 GoodMar 18 2018
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
8.8 ExcellentOct 26 2017
Hertz agent was very professional and friendly. The agent remembered me from a previous rental.
10.0 ExcellentOct 15 2017
Everything was quick and convenientAlex checked me in quickly and the car was perfect for my needs. He offered the pre-paid gas at a very competitive price, which I took him up on and was a great call. Drop off was also just as smooth and fast. They couldn't have made it an easier experience.
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1 location in Alexandria
Locations in Alexandria
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74 travelers who rented a car in Alexandria gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.6

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Car rental insurance in Alexandria

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Alexandria 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 Alexandria.


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 Alexandria car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Alexandria

  • 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 $39 or less
  • Book your rental car in Alexandria at least 5 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Alexandria are around 21% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Alexandria

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

  • On average a rental car in Alexandria costs $51 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Avis ($39/day), Budget ($64/day) and Hertz ($85/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Avis 5000 Seminary Road 22311 (4 miles from city center).

  • The average gas price in Alexandria is $3.52 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $42 and $56, depending on the car size.

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

  • 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 Hertz, Thrifty, Dollar, Alamo, Budget, Enterprise, Avis, Advantage, National, and Silvercar.

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

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

  • A Compact car rental in Alexandria costs $49 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Alexandria costs $46 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Alexandria costs $54 per day, on average.

  • In Alexandria, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 1919 Connecticut Ave Nw (8 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Alexandria costs $360 per week ($51 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Alexandria costs $1,543 per month ($51 per day).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Expect to pay around $2.20 per gallon when refilling the tank of your rental car in Alexandria. Avoid getting gas at stations along the freeways and highways, as they tend to be more expensive. Rather seek a gas station within the city, like Old Town or Shell on Washington Street.

  • 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.

  • 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!).