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Arlington, VA
Jun 17 — Jun 24
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Arlington car rental information

Pick-up locationArlington
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations22
Airport locations11
Popular agenciesAvis, Dollar, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz

Cheap car rentals in Arlington

$37/dayEconomy
$33/dayCompact
$38/dayIntermediate
$43/dayStandard
$40/dayFull-size
$66/dayFull-size SUV
$69/dayPremium
$75/dayLuxury
$83/dayPickup truck
$55/dayIntermediate SUV
$59/dayCompact SUV
$63/dayStandard SUV
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Arlington car rental reviews and directory

From $49/dayRated #1
Alamo
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (567 reviews)
1 location in Arlington
Alamo
Locations in Arlington
Ronald Reagan Wash Natl Airprt+1 844 648 1608
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayMar 8 2021
Cons: I rented a midsize suv such as the RAV 4. Alamo initially offered a small mitsubishi "suv" at the garage. I declined and they provided an "upgrade" to a chevy equinox...another compact suv nice car but one class lower than the midsize billed. Very nice staff, but that was wrong.
10.0 ExcellentJan 9 2021
Cons: Very friendly agent, great car.
2.0 MediocreJan 3 2021
Pros: Absolutely nothing.Cons: I didn't get to rent the car because after calling Alamo multiple times to confirm policies, I spent 30$ taking an Uber to the airport only to be told I had been given wrong information and they would not rent me the car. It nearly cost me a night of my vacation and I ultimately had to borrow a car at great inconvenience to a family member. Will never ever use Alamo again.
10.0 ExcellentDec 30 2020
Pros: Staff was very capable and able to accommodate a larger vehicle based on our needs on the spot.
10.0 ExcellentDec 27 2020
Pros: the staff was so welcoming and polite and made the process really easyCons: nothing, excellent
4.0 OkayDec 27 2020
Cons: I wasn't able to rent it. They wouldn not accept my credit card which was a visa debit/credit card.
8.0 ExcellentNov 26 2020
Pros: Friendly and helpful staffCons: Counter and car are far away and one cannot just get the car.
8.4 ExcellentOct 23 2020
Pros: Staff was friendly. Pick up and drop off was really easy.
10.0 ExcellentSep 27 2020
Pros: Dolly and Miles were amazing at the pick up area, as well as the drop off crew at Tampa International Airport.Cons: All was well!
8.0 ExcellentSep 8 2020
Cons: Pickup took some time. Not a big deal. Everything else was good.
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From $34/dayRated #2
Thrifty
6.7 Good (112 reviews)
1 location in Arlington
Thrifty
Locations in Arlington
1 Aviation Circle+1 877 283 0898
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
  • 6.6
  • 6.2
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJun 7 2021
Pros: Staff was friendly. Easy drop off.Cons: Waited 30 min in line for a representative. Then had to wait an hour for a car. I wish I could have canceled my reservation and gone to another company because others had cars.
8.0 ExcellentMay 26 2021
Cons: Did not get any email after returning the card, The guy at the airport told me I will get an email. Still waiting
2.0 MediocreMay 4 2021
Pros: The drop off worked well.Cons: Terrible pick up at national airport. Waited in line for 4 hours. So, Thrifty rented out way too many cars with far too few staff. There were only 2 persons at the counter and frequently one would leave - reasons unknown. Then AFTER finally getting to the counter, we had to wait ANOTHER 45 MINUTES for our vehicle to be ready. THEN, while driving on our leg from Washington to Nashville (1st day of trip to Dallas), we got a low tire pressure warning. Stopped immediately, called Thrifty, waiting on and off hold for almost 2 hours - only to be hung up on in the end. Had to fend for ourselves and by the grace of god only, reached our destination. Never rent again from Thrifty, ever.
2.0 MediocreMay 2 2021
Pros: I did not like this experience at all. I went on April 30, 2021 for a 4 pm pickup. They had one person at the counter running thrifty, dollar and even hertz customers at one point. A long line was already formed by the time I arrived to pick up a van I "reserved". I ended up waiting for about 50 mins and in that time an even longer line formed down toward the stairwell. While waiting in line the lady announced that there would be a 45 min delay in getting a vehicle. I was hoping that only applied to people who did not have "reservations", although I do not wish that delay on anyone. When it was my turn I was prepared for the worse and was told that reservations do not matter because they do not have any vehicles available. Then she blamed customers for not returning them and for returning them dirty. If that was the case then do not allow people to reserve vehicles that are not available. I left without the vehicle I reserved in advance. Waste of time.Cons: Have more people working at the counter. Do not allow for reservations unless the vehicle is actually available. It makes no sense to assume that customers will return a vehicle on the day and time they are suppose to and overlap reservations by letting people reserve that same vehicle for that time. It leaves no room for error, which seems to have happened to everyone that waited in that line for close to an hour.
2.0 MediocreMay 2 2021
Pros: NoCons: Yes
2.0 MediocreApr 26 2021
Pros: It was cleanCons: Pick up: waited over an hour to get a car because they had no cars (I had a reservation) 20 other people had this same problem. Car: was an older car. No CarPlay, so had to look at my phone for gps. If I’m paying hundreds of dollars for a car rental, I should I least get a newer car.
6.0 GoodApr 25 2021
Cons: There was only one person working the counter and over 15 customers in line. The wait was over an hour long.
2.0 MediocreApr 5 2021
Pros: There was a manager named Dwight, that was juggling about ten tasks at once ... no cars, no clerks, etc.... but he was still courteous and as competent as could be considering the chaos around him.Cons: Have the desk staffed... have the car reserved available.... have a contact person at pick-up or drop off that can at least direct people and keep the process organized.
2.0 MediocreMar 8 2021
Pros: After waiting 2 hours for a car at Thrifty (with a confirmed reservation), they were unable to find a car for me to rent. I understand that this is not the employees' fault, but their inability to show any problem-solving skills or to find reasonable solutions to the problem was extremely frustrating. There was zero hustle, zero indication they were trying to find a workaround, zero signs of remorse that they were unable to fulfill my reservation that I had paid for. I had to cancel the reservation and go to another counter to reserve a car.
8.0 ExcellentMar 3 2021
Cons: No one at the Thrifty counter and no instructions as to how to get assistance. Hertz desk associate provided assistance.
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From $36/dayRated #3
Budget
6.6 Good (206 reviews)
3 locations in Arlington
Budget
Locations in Arlington
1100 South Hayes Street+1 571 451 1869
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00
2500 National Avenue+1 703 872 0320
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
3206 10th Street North+1 703 812 0921
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00
  • 7
  • 7
  • 6.5
  • 6.3
  • 6.4
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayApr 26 2021
Pros: Nice staff, quick service.Cons: I was told that I could return my car @4pm Sunday since I picked it up @4pm Thursday. Come Sunday, the Budget location I was suppose to return the car was closed already (2pm). I had to contact customer support and change the location and pay additional fees I did not anticipate. Including a late charge due to being further away from the new drop off location. The misinformation has caused me to pay more out of pocket when I was not aware. Extremely confused and was put on hold for awhile. As everyone was very helpful, I did not like being misinformed and being charged for something that was out of my control.
10.0 ExcellentApr 14 2021
Pros: I loved the person that helped us checkin she was amazing and accommodating.Cons: Not sure why the price changed but I am waiting for the final charge on my credit card to see what it will be. Also the drop off were not as helpful or courteous.
4.0 OkayApr 13 2021
Pros: Not muchCons: Car was dirty and no windshield fluid. Traveling from Washington DC to Asheville NC, long distance, was not fun unable to see and pulling off to clean.
2.0 MediocreApr 4 2021
Cons: Booked through Priceline and after calling budget directly, they said the rental was cancelled/denied. Priceline on the other hand said it was still valid and budget had not cancelled. I think budget gave too good of a price by mistake and cancelled/denied my rental but did not notify Priceline.
2.0 MediocreFeb 16 2021
Cons: I was originally booked with Hertz, but when I got there I was told I would have to wait 45 minutes for my vehicle. The woman at the Budget counter overheard and said that Budget had vehicles available right away and it would only cost $20 more. I cancelled my Hertz reservation and then got a rental from Budget. The car I was given was very dirty and smelled like cigarettes. I requested a different car. It was cleaner, but still had a slight smell. For the new car, the Budget agent did not update my rental information, so when I got to the exit gate, I was told I had to go back to the counter. I was turned away from the exit gate three times because the agent was not paying attention and repeatedly failed to correctly update my rental agreement. I spent an hour dealing with these errors. If I had stayed with Hertz, I would have left sooner and my rental would have cost less.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 3 2021
Pros: Easy drop off and quick service.Cons: More vehicle options.
4.0 OkayJan 31 2021
Pros: I like that the staff was very nice and professional.Cons: The car was not very clean and it smelled like cigarettes and marijuana. The window washer fluid was empty. There was a minor dent in the rear quarter panel.
2.0 MediocreDec 23 2020
Pros: Nothing.Cons: The customer service is absolutely atrocious. I didn’t even get the rental. I would not recommend Budget to anyone.
8.0 ExcellentDec 20 2020
Pros: Staff at DCA was very friendly and helpfulCons: Drop off at RDU was very disorganized.
7.2 GoodNov 10 2020
Cons: Pickup took 30 minutes The other company came and went.
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From $36/dayRated #4
Dollar
6.3 Good (365 reviews)
1 location in Arlington
Dollar
Locations in Arlington
1 Aviation Circle+1 866 434 2226
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
  • 6.7
  • 6.7
  • 6.2
  • 5.7
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJun 7 2021
Cons: When we arrived there were 50-60 people waiting for cars. We were told it would be a minimum of two to three hours before our car would be available at which point we would have no need for a rental. We are still waiting for a refund but wait for an “investigation”
4.0 OkayJun 3 2021
Cons: Filled tank when we picked up car. Car ready for when we reserved it, not a hour wait.
6.0 GoodMay 31 2021
Cons: The return was a disaster. We input our drop off time of 5 am. Never received instructions for an after or before hours drop off. The gate was down and there was no access to drop off the vehicle. We ended up going through another rental companies gate and were forced to leave the car within the dollar return lot with no attendant. To date we’ve received no correspondence as to the close out of our contract because when we call customer service we get a message that they are closed. We did call the 800 number abs was told by attendant that she had closed our record with an email as prof that was never received.
6.0 GoodMay 26 2021
Pros: Drop off was easy.Cons: I paid for a mid-size car and received what I would consider a compact car. Rental car pick up line was slow.
2.0 MediocreMay 24 2021
Pros: The drop-off was easy and the truck drove very well.Cons: The check-in was awful. The line was super long and there was no additional help at the counter. Although I pre-registered, it still took over 1.5 hours in the line. I specifically booked a pick-up truck 2 months early. When I got there, I was informed that they did not have a truck and one had to be brought in - another 1.5 hour wait. It's like they were surprised I was coming. It caused me to miss my appointments on the day of pickup. It was a very very frustrating experience.
2.0 MediocreMay 21 2021
Cons: The attendant lied and I was charged for the expanse.
4.0 OkayMay 17 2021
Pros: Reception staff was excellent. Very helpful and walked us to our car. Drop-off very mediocre. Person on duty was not pleasant. He was just there.Cons: Drop-off staff could be more attentive. Value very mediocre, great car. But extra-charge so my wife could drive -- we declined. I understand COVID effect on the economy and particularly on travel industry. But price and experience seems a bit out of sync with the recovery.
2.0 MediocreMay 17 2021
Cons: We waited more than an hour for a rental car after checking out at the rental counter. There was a backup of available cars, and it was also then clear that agents were not keeping good track of who had been taken care of. When we asked when we would be getting a car at the hour mark, one agent said he had been calling us, but he also didn’t have our name or phone number so could not have been true. The car still smelled like previous occupants and made a whistling sound from the windshield.
2.0 MediocreMay 11 2021
Pros: It was a decent economy car.Cons: I was not credited almost $200 I paid when I booked. I was told by customer service I could rent a transponder for cashless tolls, but at the counter was told I would be billed some unknown fee on my credit card for tolls, and they didn't offer transponders for rent. Stopped by security in the lot and re-directed to one specific car which had dielrty streaks on the windows. Very poor communication and different answers for questions as well as way too much for a 2 day car rental. Never again!
2.0 MediocreMay 11 2021
Pros: The car was brand new.Cons: Pickup was absolutely miserable and wasted so much time due to incompetence. I spent 40 minutes in line to check in to pick up the rental. Even worse than that, I was stuck in the parking garage because the woman running the check out couldn’t do her job. I waited for another 40 minutes in a crowded parking garage AFTER getting into the car. Staff had no explanation for any of the 20 of us stuck in the garage. I wish I could say this is an exaggeration but it’s not. Miserable experience.
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From $29/dayRated #5
Payless
Cheapest deal
6.1 Good (107 reviews)
1 location in Arlington
Payless
Locations in Arlington
2500 National Avenue+1 800 729 5377
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
  • 6.3
  • 6.6
  • 5.7
  • 5.7
  • 6
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodMar 29 2021
Pros: Clean carCons: Difficult to find staff at dc airport - mixed with Avis and others
2.4 MediocreOct 8 2020
Pros: Absolutely nothing - The entire experience was a nightmare.Cons: The car they initially rented to me was broken and required software updates. There were no tenants around to help. I received my second car over an hour later and was unhappy with it due to the car being uncomfortable and full of blind spots (it was different than what I rented as well -- and definitely not any sort of an upgrade or similar to what I rented). The second car they gave me had a bald tire and I experienced a blow out less than 300 feet from the garage door in the driveway leading to/from the rental location. And then they charged me for the blow out.
4.8 OkaySep 20 2020
Pros: Long wait. Excessive and repeated attempts at upselling despite telling them I wasn’t interested
2.8 MediocreSep 15 2020
Pros: I was able to get a different call after all the warning lights on my first car came on.Cons: People working at the airport were not helpful at all; the payless call center foes not exist; no one gave me a copy of my contract after I left the airport to get my car; no one at avis or budget rental could find my contract - I had to drive to a special payless location to find someone who could look up my contract.
4.0 OkayJul 5 2020
Cons: The cancellation policy was unclear when making the booking. It was unclear how to report the dents I located on the car before I drove away. I paid the DAILY rate, picked up the car at noon, and indicated initially I would return at 9PM. When I inquired about returning the car the next morning instead (4th of July in DC, all the access points to highways were closed to it was extremely difficult to get to the airport), they told me I had to pay a $65 extension fee even though I had paid the equivalent of 24 hours.
6.0 GoodJun 19 2020
Cons: There wasn’t anyone to receive the car at drop off and they didn’t check in the car.
3.6 MediocreMay 18 2020
Pros: Staff was friendly at pickupCons: Car was filthy-nasty inside. No one — and I mean no one — was there when I dropped it off. Had to ride a slooooow shuttle to car, when it was advertised as in terminal.
2.0 MediocreMar 20 2020
Pros: I was not able to make the trip due to the Covid-19 outbreak. I tried to cancel my reservation several times but no luck. I'm not sure what kind of business you people are running, but I hope my $60 lasts your lifetime. You obviously need some ethics classes in your company.Cons: Do the right thing. Period. $60 is a small price to pay for someone's character, or lack of for that matter. Not pleased, will NEVER recommend this company.
4.0 OkayNov 10 2019
Pros: Pick up and drop off was very easy.Cons: I purchased the economy upgrade and received a bare bones POS Corolla that had been through a major hail storm and was covered in fairly substantial damage. Everywhere I would drive, police would give me hard looks probably because it looked like I was transporting drugs. Since every other rental company is in the terminal, give this Payless a hard pass. I can't believe they would keep a car like that in the fleet without getting repaired.
8.0 ExcellentSep 18 2019
Pros: Professional and courteous staff. Very easy drop off.
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From $47/dayRated #6
Enterprise
8.7 Excellent (77 reviews)
6 locations in Arlington
Enterprise
Locations in Arlington
1560 Wilson Blvd, Suite 150+1 703 528 6466
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
2778 S Arlington Mill Dr+1 703 820 7100
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
2804 Richmond Hwy+1 703 418 7240
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00
601 N Randolph St+1 703 243 5404
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
720 N Glebe Rd+1 703 243 5404
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
Ronald Reagan Wash Natl Airprt+1 844 648 1606
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
  • 8.9
  • 9
  • 8.7
  • 8.8
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayApr 7 2021
Pros: Reserved a mini-van online and called Enterprise support to confirm that mini-van will be available that weekend. They assured that either mini-van or something similar will be available that weekend. Then got a call a day before that they couldn't guarantee the vehicle that I wanted. I ended up getting a small SUV. Very disappointing!Cons: This car company doesn't seemed to guarantee a vehicle you reserve online. I went through couple Enterprise rental location and both couldn't provide mini-van or large SUV.
8.0 ExcellentDec 16 2020
Cons: It would have been better if the attendant located my reservation with the reservation number as opposed to scanning my drivers license. It would have saves 30 minutes.
9.2 ExcellentOct 13 2020
Pros: All was easy!Cons: The price was high compared to rental prices I’ve experienced before. It was a big chunk of our weekend expense.
10.0 ExcellentJul 3 2020
Cons: Nothing it was outstanding I really appreciate you all
9.2 ExcellentJun 29 2020
Pros: Staff friendly. Easy pick up and drop off.Cons: Bit of a line up at 9 when it opened so took 30 minutes to get the car.
10.0 ExcellentMay 11 2020
Pros: Staff at Crystal City location very nice and helpful. Car was great, super comfortable, and the price was fantastic.
7.2 GoodFeb 12 2020
Cons: Wouldn’t take debit card. No mentioned in booking
3.6 MediocreSep 1 2019
Pros: Staff was niceCons: They were out of cars when I went to pick one up.
8.8 ExcellentJan 3 2019
Imminent disaster, but worked out great.Pros: The gentleman who helped me was quite wonderful. I regret I cannot recall his name.Cons: My on-line reservation somehow got botched up, and was listed for one day rather than four. Fortunately the location was able to accommodate me when I arrived. I did not know that the location was going to be closed on the day I returned the vehicle; it would have been nice to have been warned in advance so it wouldn't have been a surprise.
8.8 ExcellentDec 1 2018
Pros: The Enterprise representative, Mr. Inman, was very professional and courteous when I picked up the car and when I returned it.Cons: There was no ice scraper in the car to clean the windows when they iced up in Pennsylvania. This delayed me several times, and I had to buy one at a hardware store.
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From $41/dayRated #7
Avis
7.1 Good (75 reviews)
3 locations in Arlington
Avis
Locations in Arlington
1100 South Hayes Street+1 571 451 1867
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00
2500 National Avenue+1 703 419 5815
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
3206 10th Street North+1 703 516 4202
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00
  • 7.4
  • 7.6
  • 7
  • 6.8
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentMar 22 2021
Pros: Staff was friendly and whole process was easy.
4.8 OkayJun 20 2020
Pros: They ran out of cars at my pick up location, told me to go to the airport for my car, and then the airport location said they couldn’t honor my reservation so I paid twice as much.Cons: Being able to pick up the car where I wanted to pick it up. Being told the truth at the first location.
5.2 OkayApr 27 2020
Pros: Yes
2.0 MediocreJan 2 2020
Cons: Not lying about the price
5.2 OkayOct 14 2019
Pros: Staff was friendlyCons: Decreases wait times in the line, clean cars and more value in the per day rental price given the add ons
6.0 GoodSep 4 2019
Pros: The agent at the DCA Avis rental was very polite, friendly and helpful. Unfortunately, we were given a vehicle with the cruise control not working and had a 15hour drive to Florida due to airports closures/hurricane Dorian. We tried contacting customer service various times and no one could helpCons: Avis should care about their customers and have better service
6.4 GoodAug 17 2019
Cons: Took 30+ minutes to drop off the car
9.2 ExcellentMay 13 2019
Cons: We thought we were renting a 10 passenger van so we would have enough open space to put luggage, instead we got a 12 passenger where we had to lift heavy the luggage for 11 days over the back seat and store it "on" the seat.
9.6 ExcellentApr 28 2019
Pros: Staff at the Fashion Centre location is always helpful and friendly.Cons: Just wish they had longer hours during the weekend. Otherwise, Tommy and hi crew are excellent.
5.2 OkayMar 28 2019
Pros: Checkout counter and check-in staff were courteous and efficient. Car was upgraded and fine. Checking staffCons: The entire experience was destroyed by 1) the hour wait in line to get to a desk agent and 2) the discourteous and arrogant staff member that I politely approached about getting more desk agents to service the lined-up customers. I have not used Avis for several years and will NOT use them again.
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From $43/dayRated #8
E-Z Rent-A-Car
5.2 Okay (32 reviews)
1 location in Arlington
E-Z Rent-A-Car
Locations in Arlington
2600 Jefferson Davis HWY+1 703 838 1666
Monday05:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday05:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday05:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Thursday05:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Friday05:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Saturday05:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Sunday05:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
  • 5.5
  • 5.7
  • 4.9
  • 4.8
  • 5.2
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreSep 9 2019
Cons: notify whether it's cancelable or not
7.6 GoodMay 12 2019
Cons: The car smelled like body odor
7.6 GoodSep 15 2018
A little awkward on the pick upPros: Car was nice and clean. People were niceCons: Awkward meeting point for off airport pickup. Pretty slow process vs some of the name brands
3.2 MediocreMar 13 2018
one of the worst car rental experiences I've hadPros: The car was pretty clean and drove decently. There were no major dents or scratches.Cons: Pick up was done with an agent that was a bit less than friendly. The car was in desperate need of an oil change and tune-up. Drop off was even worse! The man that did The Returned was abrupt and barely willing to help me in any way with my luggage or anything else. The woman who was driving the shuttle for me back to the airport insisted that I get out in spite of the cold weather and walk so that she didn't have to be inconvenienced by dropping me off at the normal stop. It was cold, I was hauling three pieces of luggage and it only made my experience that much worse! One of the three gentlemen who were on the shuttle who have been picked up at the stop (and had waited far longer than they had expected) called this service "not so ez" car rental. I now understand why he called it that. I won't rent with this service again.
2.0 MediocreFeb 21 2018
They closed early and stranded us at the airportCons: Our airplane was slightly delayed but still arrived before midnight which is when E-Z rent-A-car closes. But for whatever reason they decided to close at 11PM, before we even landed, which left us stranded and looking for an available car rental at the airport when all other agencies were closing soon. Fortunately we did find one but ended up spending nearly 7 times as much for the car. I have half a mind to file a complaint with the BBB and get EZ to pay for this since it's their fault we were left in that situation. I will NEVER rent a car with them again.
2.0 MediocreFeb 16 2018
Pros: Nothing, EZ rental seems like a scam did not pick up rentalCons: They do not properly inform customers and try to add hidden charges.
2.0 MediocreFeb 14 2018
Missing CarPros: When I arrived, no car was available. I had to rent a car from another company at a much higher price due to the last-minute change.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 11 2018
Quick and easyPros: The vehicle was newer and got great fuel mileage. Car was clean and ready to go when we arrived. Staff was great as well including the shuttle driver.
6.0 GoodFeb 4 2018
Would pay extra at a competitor next timePros: We received a Chevy Cruz and it was very roomy and clean. The price was right but the check-in experience made it an uncomfortable experience. The expectation that I would carry around my personal auto insurance policy is outrageous. I just happened to have an app with my insurance company on my phone showing my name which prevented me from having to pay for the EZ car rental protection plan. I’m a frequent renter of cars and this was a first. Outrageous! We waited over 30 minutes for the shuttle to pick us up at DCA but ended up taking a ride from the hotel next door or would have missed our appointment that we had to rent the car for. My advice is to pay a little extra and be treated fairly and honestly.
8.8 ExcellentJan 20 2018
Pros: I liked the price. There was only 2 other people in line when I went to go pick it up. The process was quick and easy. Drop off was quick.Cons: I found orange peels and a fake nail in the seat. Location is a little out of the way, but the price and ease made it worth it.
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From $81/dayRated #9
National
9.2 Excellent (10 reviews)
1 location in Arlington
National
Locations in Arlington
Ronald Reagan Wash Natl Airprt+1 844 648 1607
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
  • 9.6
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  • 9
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10.0 ExcellentApr 14 2019
Pros: The calculation at the end was wrong. The person at national fixed it on the spot.
10.0 ExcellentDec 25 2018
Very nice carPros: Got a luxury coupe so that was a very pleasant surprise. Fast ride and felt just right for our vacation.Cons: When I was first choosing a ride, I was told the car had apple CarPlay, but it in fact did not have that so putting on my navigation was a bit difficult at first but we made it work. I got the 2018 q60 3.0t awd.
10.0 ExcellentNov 6 2017
PerfectPros: They had my car ready with no delays. Car was perfect
10.0 ExcellentAug 19 2016
Excellent value on short noticePros: We were able to find a large.SUV at the last minute for our trip at a great rate that also included insurance.
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From $36/dayRated #10
Hertz
Most popular
5.3 Okay (21 reviews)
2 locations in Arlington
Hertz
Locations in Arlington
1401 Lee Highway+1 703 243 1093
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
1700 Richmond Highway+1 703 271 5245
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
  • 5.5
  • 5.7
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  • 4.9
  • 5
Recent reviews
5.6 OkayNov 9 2019
Pros: The car itself was nice.Cons: 6 hours before the pick up time, I received a call telling me that the car likely would not be available. We had reserved a mini van so we could drive our son from D.C. to college in Chicago. I expressed extreme concern because it was now too late to change our plans and rent from another company. The agent indicated that he would call back shortly with an update, while he tried to locate a minivan. He did not call back. We contacted him 6 hours later and he had not even tried to locate a minivan. He then agreed (again) to look for a minivan. He called back 2 hours later and indicated that he thought it was likely he could secure a large SUV, but that instead of it being available that evening as we had reserved and requested, it would be available in the morning. Then, when we showed up at the pick up spot the next morning (Key Bridge Marriott), the agent was not there. We called his number, only to find out that the agent and the SUV were at the Crystal City Marriott. We were already delayed overnight in leaving on our trip, but we then had to drive to Crystal City to pick up the SUV. While the SUV was excellent, the experience was horrible. I have rented from Hertz for 30 years, and this was the absolute worst experience I have ever had.
2.0 MediocreAug 21 2019
Pros: I'm still fuming. At 5 pm the night before my early morning departure on a one way 600-mile road trip, Hertz in Arlington called me to say that they did not have an SUV for me to rent. No car at all, no help finding a replacement and barely an apology. Terrible, terrible service. I am still shocked.Cons: Hertz could have made it right. The last-minute rental I was lucky to find from Budget cost almost triple the price, but I had no options. Hertz customer service offered a weak apology and a $50 voucher for my next rental. Very, very poor effort. I expected better from Hertz. Never again!
2.8 MediocreAug 7 2019
Pros: Absolutely nothing. Had a booking reserved and had to call and talk for 15 minutes on the phone with the employee who told me there was nothing he could do.Cons: The employee at the pickup location literally told me on the phone that I should have called ahead to make sure he had a car. He said he didnt have any cars and couldnt do anything. I told him this was unacceptable and was pointed to a helpline, who just left me stranded in DC waiting on a call.
2.0 MediocreJun 3 2019
Pros: Nothing, everything was terrible, they did not have my mini van. It was the worst experience I've ever had renting a vehicle as I was depending on the minivan to move, I had the loading dock at my apt. scheduled and no vehicle. Hertz never notified me that my vehicle was not there.Cons: Everything, could have called me, could have told me a different location to get the minivan. I probably will never rent with Hertz again.
4.4 OkayMay 19 2019
Cons: No one was at the counter when I arrived and I had to wait for 45 minutes. I was in such a rush at that point that I only checked the outside of the car, but when I got home realized that the interior looked as though it hadn’t been cleaned for months.
8.8 ExcellentApr 26 2019
Pros: ONLY1 EMPLOYEE. HE WAS FRIENDLY. HE WAS RUNNING 2 LOCATION SAME TIME. HE NEED TO GO ONE PLACE TO ANOTHER PLACE. HARD TO HANDLE AND ANSWER PHONE TO CUSTOMER AS I NOTICE.Cons: Need help to run more employee for 2 location.
9.6 ExcellentApr 2 2019
Pros: Yes, Mike, the Hertz attendant was very good.Cons: Not sure.
2.8 MediocreOct 31 2017
Never HertzPros: The worst first experience.Cons: Waited 3 1/2 hrs for a vehicle at hotel after reserving 48 hrs prior on Kayak.com. Sent me to airport location that couldn’t help because you have to have a round trip ticket. I live locally. Then the agent at the initial location calls me back saying he had a vehicle. Had to take the shuttle from airport back to the hotel. I wasted a total of 5hrs and still didn’t leave with a vehicle. I walked over to Enterprise and was in and out in 10 mins. By the way, if you are paying with a debit card Hertz runs a credit checks but they do not tell you this. This will ding your credit score. Enterprise takes a deposit for the vehicle and refunds it back.
8.4 ExcellentNov 16 2016
Pros: Like that pick up and drop off is easy because you just use the hotel valetCons: Basic car, I've gotten cars with better features and upgrades from other companies
2.0 MediocreJul 13 2016
Pros: NothingCons: First, it was hard to find the location of Herz. I reserved the car for 8 and arrived at 9:15. The lady at the counter said I'm late so I can not rent the car. I called Herz and reserved for 10 a.m.. She wouldn't let me rent the car, saying that they are low on cars, but she gives other people their keys. I asked her to reserve a car for me at the airport. She reserved for me the most expensive car. My initial reservation was $120. She reserved for me for $300+. At the end I rented from enterprise. Enterprise has excellent customer service.
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Europcar
1 location in Arlington
Europcar
Locations in Arlington
Please Go To The Advantage Counter+1 703 838 1666
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in Arlington
Sunnycars
Locations in Arlington
1 Aviation Circle
Recent reviews
1634 travelers who rented a car in Arlington gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.3

Car rental locations in or near Arlington

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$50/day

Good deal

$39/day

When to book a rental car in Arlington

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

Top tips for renting a car in Arlington

  • If you want to experience the beauty that the city has to offer at your own pace, having a car rental in Arlington will provide you with the ultimate freedom. Transport is at the core of your travels and renting a car means you’ll have privacy, comfort, enough room for everyone, and freedom to let loose and have more fun. Renting a car is convenient as you can seamlessly navigate throughout the city. You’ll also find it easier to access nearby locations, such as Georgetown, which is approximately 15min away, or go as far as the Prince William Forest Park, which is 35 miles away, in about 45min. 
  • Once you arrive at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), you’ll find a rental car facility on the first floor of Terminal Garage A. You can opt to ride the Rental Car Shuttle that will take you directly to the rental car shop or walk there and follow the signs leading to Terminal Parking Garage A. This could take from about 10 to 15min depending on which of the three terminals you use. Here, you’ll find rental cars from various companies, including Alamo, Hertz, and Budget.
  • One crucial thing you should know about Virginia is that pedestrians have the right of way. Drivers must fully stop, and not just yield, when passengers are crossing on marked and unmarked crosswalks. Pedestrians also have the right of way at intersections, so be vigilant and aware, or risk a hefty fine. There’s also a hand-held law that prohibits any use of cell phones while driving. Additionally, Arlington is a bike-friendly community, so avoid parking in bike lanes, even partially. 
  • There’s rarely traffic congestion in most areas of the county, but roads leading to the Francis Scott Key Memorial Bridge and the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge are an exception. Rush hour times are especially chaotic from 6am to 9am and 4pm to 8pm. If you visit Arlington county during the winter months, you should be wary of slick and slippery roads. The snow can get heavy during storms, and you may run into the county’s snowplow teams on the roads. 
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Arlington for $39 or less
  • Book your rental car in Arlington at least 2 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Arlington are around 30% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Intermediate rental cars in Arlington are around 43% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Arlington

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

  • On average a rental car in Arlington costs $50 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Avis ($40/day), Budget ($43/day) and Hertz ($57/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Avis 3206 10th Street North 22201 (3 miles from city center).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Arlington are Alamo (8.7, 659 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 257 reviews), and Avis (7.3, 54 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Arlington is $3.36 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $40 and $54, depending on the car size.

  • Standard (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Arlington.

  • 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 Standard car rental in Arlington costs $50 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Arlington costs $49 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Arlington costs $50 per day, on average.

  • In Arlington, cars are most frequently rented at Budget 1908 L Street Northwest (3 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Arlington costs $349 per week ($50 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Arlington costs $1,494 per month ($50 per day).

  • Staying in Arlington means cruising to busy and bustling cities close by, so it would be ideal to rent an economy-sized car. A compact car will give you an easier time when maneuvering through city traffic and congested streets and trying to fit into narrow parking spots. You can get any type of car from car rentals in Arlington, from a hatchback to a coupe, sedan, minivan, or even a sports car depending on your capacity and budget. 

  • The statutory speed limit in Arlington is 55mph for highways, unless otherwise posted. It decreases to 25mph in residential and business areas. If you’re renting a car in Arlington with the intention of venturing further into unpaved roads, keep in mind that the maximum speed limit stands at 35mph.

  • On average, you can expect to purchase gas at about $2.30 per gallon, but if you make it a point to refill at Shell, BP, and Exxon, you’re likely to find cheaper prices. There are numerous gas stations across the county, so you don’t need to worry about running out. The Ronald Reagan Washington Airport is conveniently close to downtown Arlington, and you can refill at any station when returning the car. 

  • Parking is a significant aspect of renting a car in any city, and it’s relatively affordable in Arlington. On most streets, parking is free for the first two hours, after which you should expect a relatively small fee. For long term parking, you’ll pay around $1.50 per hour, for short term parking around $1.75, and after 8pm, parking is free.

  • 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!).