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From $54/dayRated #1
Enterprise
Best rated
Most popular
9 Excellent (40 reviews)
5 locations in Arlington
Enterprise
Locations in Arlington
1815 Massachusetts Avenue+1 617 547 7400
Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
221 Mystic Avenue+1 781 391 1561
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
26 New St (fresh Pond)+1 617 354 2302
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
301 Massachusetts Ave+1 781 860 0883
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
4 Dudley Place+1 781 391 1561
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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Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentAug 17 2020
Cons: Everything went off without a problem would recommend to anyone
2.0 MediocreJul 22 2020
Pros: They at least called to tell me the car I was to pick up that day, but had rented online a few days prior, was not availableCons: If they had called me before the day of the rental. The woman said they had been sold out of cars for days. I had rented it 2 or 3 days prior so they rented me a car that did not exist. They could have served me better to not rent me a car at all. Just tell me they aren't available so I don't have to end up paying more someplace else
4.8 OkayDec 31 2019
Pros: Friendly staffCons: The car was filthy and full of dog hair. It was also very out of alignment
10.0 ExcellentFeb 13 2019
Pros: Very efficient well run excellent serviceCons: Nothing
7.2 GoodNov 25 2018
Pros: Customer service was responsive and friendlyCons: Car could have been cleaner
10.0 ExcellentNov 5 2018
Smooth ridePros: The whole experience was very good. I was treated with much professional courtesy and respect and the vehicle was in great condition. There's really nothing negative that I can say. Even the price is fair.Cons: As I stated above, I really have nothing negative that I can pin on Enterprise
10.0 ExcellentJun 7 2018
My rental yesterday at EnterprisejPros: Great customer service. Professional and efficient.Cons: The vehicle was a gas guzzler (although very comfortable).
10.0 ExcellentJan 25 2018
Great Service Fair PricePros: Love the convenience of location and the young, courteous staff that made my experience easy from start to finish. They even upgraded to a better car which was much appreciated since it was raining out. They offered me a better price to rent for the weekend then I found at the airport and anywhere online. I will be returning.
6.8 GoodSep 20 2017
Pros: The customer service was very good. The Car was clean. The car was efficient.Cons: They didn't provide pickup. The driver seat: not very comfortable. Having one back door and that being locked (childproof) was kind of inconvenient. The price was very high for one day.
2.8 MediocreAug 2 2017
Too much hasslePros: In the end the car was economic on gasCons: Reservation was made but they did not have a car. Went to a different location and they also did not have a car. Ended up renting from another location in the back bay. Wasted at least two hours running around for a car when I could have been on the road. Since I left later in the morning the traffic was horific thanks to enterprise rent a car. I got to my destination late and my trip was useless.
From $43/dayRated #2
Hertz
7.4 Good (65 reviews)
2 locations in Arlington
Hertz
Locations in Arlington
242 Mystic Avenue+1 781 306 0610
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
646 Somerville Avenue+1 617 625 7958
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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Recent reviews
4.0 OkayMay 10 2021
Pros: The staff who helped me at pick-up was very kind.Cons: 1. the car smelled like cigarettes. 2. They did not have the class of vehicle which I reserved, and I was given the worst vehicle i've driven in my life. I needed a car for a golf trip, and the vehicle I was given couldn't even fit 1 bag of golf clubs in the trunk.
4.0 OkayApr 26 2021
Pros: The staff was excellentCons: The broken rear view mirror was a repeating problem. It would not stay in position. I had to stop numerous times to readjust it because it would close onto the door while on the highway making it impossible to see out the back on the right side of the van. Not acceptable.
7.6 GoodSep 12 2020
Pros: Good behavior of people working and nice carsCons: Helpline services and more instructions on returning car instructions when the store is closed
10.0 ExcellentJul 20 2020
Pros: The staff at Hertz Rental Car were helpful & friendly. The car was comfortable & was the best price out there. The office was in a location that was easy to get to.Cons: The Hertz location that I went to did not accept debit cards. It would have made my experience much better if I had been informed of that ahead of time as I had to go back home to get my credit card. Even better, I thought they did not have a viable reason for not accepting debit cards in the first place.
2.8 MediocreJun 23 2020
Cons: Car smelled as if four people Chain smoked in it. Rental agency had no other cars on the lot to exchange. Felt sick entire time - smell was so strong. I ordered a VW Jetta and got a Chevy Malibu.
10.0 ExcellentNov 11 2019
Pros: I love having a Hertz so close to home. Not a good choice if you're renting from the airport but for Camberville people, this is a great option!
6.0 GoodNov 11 2019
Cons: They were not clear about their gas charges or their return instructions.
5.2 OkayOct 7 2019
Cons: The reservation was made for 6pm at a location which closes at 6pm meaning there was no way they could give me a car.
8.8 ExcellentSep 20 2019
Cons: The car was kind of older and run down. I had to drive 500 miles in two days and it was nerve racking because the car felt like it was about to break down.
2.0 MediocreSep 4 2019
Pros: Easy pick up.Cons: Unfairly charged for extra day of car rental that I never utilized.
From $29/dayRated #3
Budget
Cheapest deal
7 Good (33 reviews)
1 location in Arlington
Budget
Locations in Arlington
1 Bennett Street+1 617 661 0523
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 17:00
Sunday07:00 - 17:00
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Recent reviews
6.8 GoodFeb 17 2020
Pros: The car is pretty cleanCons: Budget desk is in the Charles river hotel which is not difficult to find as long as you ask the hotel employee. However when we returned the car, the lady had a terrible attitude. There's a long line and it's almost closed which is not our fault but she still yelled at us
9.6 ExcellentJun 17 2019
Pros: Super easy pick up and drop off process. Car was brand new and clean.
7.2 GoodMay 20 2019
Cons: The LDW was too expensive. There was no way to avoid paying the $4 fee per day for using electronic tolls, since in Massachusetts there is no cash option.
2.0 MediocreApr 12 2018
No car availableCons: We arrived on time and the representative saw our reservation in the computer system, but she said that there were no more cars available. She didn’t really apologize or offer any other solutions like connecting us with another location. She just said they had no car and she couldn’t help us.
2.0 MediocreDec 23 2017
Cons: Had to go to a differnet rental car company--the pickup location was a distaster with tons of people waiting a very long time. Worst location/service.
10.0 ExcellentApr 3 2017
Will rent again from this placePros: Great service and excellent price.
9.6 ExcellentDec 28 2016
simple, courteous, and convenientPros: Staff was extremely helpful, the car was clean and in good working condition, and the whole process was easy! I'd love to use them again.
2.0 MediocreSep 12 2016
Horrendous Overall ExperiencePros: Car was clean with the exception of one bag of chips that was still in there from the previous renterCons: Horrible customer experience. Waited 2.5 hours for my car and did not get the car I rented. Also, I asked to prepay for the gas, but was charged over $9/gallon upon my return. When speaking with customer service they explained that they couldn't do anything about it because it wasn't on my contract (admittedly my mistake for only skimming my contract after waiting there for 2.5 hours). After speaking for a while with them, they knocked it down to $6/gallon, but said they were unable to go any lower and that my horrible rental experience had nothing to do with the gas charge and that there was nothing they could do further. They also rejected my request to explain to a supervisor what had happened. Will never rent from Budget again.
6.4 GoodSep 9 2016
Pros: Great car, the team when we picked up was without cars but they did a great job informing us.Cons: We were picking up at another location initially by there was only one person working and she wasn't prepared to handle the anger people waiting directed at her. No cars, 2-5 hour waits, etc. we transferred out reservation to a different hotel and they were much better able to meet the needs of a busy day without any cars.
2.0 MediocreSep 8 2016
Had to cancelCons: There was a two hour wait to get the car. Ridiculous. They probably did not even have enough cars to fill the reservations. Had to cancel.
From $47/dayRated #4
Avis
8 Excellent (26 reviews)
1 location in Arlington
Avis
Locations in Arlington
1 Bennett Street+1 617 534 1430
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 17:00
Sunday07:00 - 17:00
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Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMar 20 2020
Pros: Kind staff at pick upCons: Extension too pricey
10.0 ExcellentApr 7 2019
Pros: The best thing about my Avis experience was the people! Everyone was friendly and efficient, and personable. Pickup was quick, with no pressure for upsells. Dropoff was really fast, someone met me at my car door with a pen to take down the mileage. The car was clean, with no strong smell.
2.0 MediocreApr 1 2019
Cons: There was no car for us, despite having a confirmed reservation
9.6 ExcellentMar 25 2019
Pros: Friendly staff, very clean and fairly comfortable car for a tall driver.Cons: Desk was hard to find - directions could have been more clear. Dropoff took far longer than it needed to because there was only one staff member to handle ~10 pickups/dropoffs at 5 pm on Sunday.
8.0 ExcellentFeb 18 2019
Pros: The location was good and the staff was generally polite and helpful.Cons: Their office organization is not great. We waited an oddly long time both getting the car and dropping it off. Dropping it off was a bit tedious, we had to wait behind 4-5 people getting cars when all we needed to do was hand in the paperwork, it was already paid for. Seemed unnecessary.
8.0 ExcellentSep 10 2018
Pros: Mainly alrightCons: Would have liked it if they gave me heads up that it would be a hybrid as I rented online
3.6 MediocreAug 8 2018
Crooked bribery at pickup, overcharged at dropoddPros: NothingCons: Phone agent didn’t tell me Cambridge, MA rental office closed at my appointed pick up time (6:00). Counter person refused to rent to me until I bribed her $20. When I dropped off car, person overcharged me $100 and refused to say why, forcing me to call customer service and sit on hold for an hour. Will never rent from AVIS again.
10.0 ExcellentMar 26 2018
It was amazingPros: People atending very niceCons: It Was very fast
4.4 OkaySep 25 2017
AVIS hours and policy for extention BADPros: Car was fine, person at desk was niceCons: Trying to return the car 2 hours later and it wasn't possible, was charged 130$ more because the rental office isn't open past certain hours on Sunday night. Compared to Enterprise, where you can return anytime even during closed hours, this was a shock and cost me twice as much for my rental in the end. Very disappointed with AVIS for this reason and will never use them again.
2.0 MediocreMay 30 2017
Cons: There were four main problems with the rental- 1. The rear brake light was out 2. The radio was broken 3. There was garbage strewn about the car and it was obvious that it was not cleaned since the last rental 4. I was charged 90 dollars more than my contract stated and the manager in the store was unable to correct the charge see
From $43/dayRated #5
Thrifty
7 Good (16 reviews)
1 location in Arlington
Thrifty
Locations in Arlington
110 Mt Auburn Street+1 617 876 2758
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
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Recent reviews
9.2 ExcellentFeb 24 2018
Thrify car rental convenient to Logan airportPros: it was very straightforward to take public transit to this Thrifty location from Logan, for no charge and it took perhaps a half-hour which I thought fast. My car performed well and was both new and clean on the inside.
2.0 MediocreMar 7 2017
Poor Customer ServiceCons: They don't have any information. Their policies are waste. Their toll charges are compulsory if you don't take it they put fine on you. Thier insurance charges are ao high. Just having car charges low as compared to other companies doesn't matter overall thrifty is super expensive including all insurance toll and other services. They don't have decent cars too.
8.4 ExcellentNov 30 2016
Small office, but decent servicePros: Car and service was as expected.Cons: Separation of collision and liability insurance was a surprise, but it turns out that's common.
3.2 MediocreOct 21 2016
Cons: I had booked my car rental 4 months in advance to ensure I would get the car I wanted for a road trip through New England. However, when I got to Thrifty they said they could not find the keys for the car I had requested. I had wanted a small car to save on gas mileage and the elevation I would be driving on. Instead they gave me a mid size car that went through a lot of gas. Also, the car reeked of cigarette smoke. The smell was so strong we had to invest in air freshners which did very little for the smell. I had tried spraying perfume as well which was only a momentary fix. We kept the windows down for most of the drive. When we would turn on the AC, a very sour smell would come through the vents. Also, we had been told rolls would be covered; however, before leaving we told the car had not been registered to EZ Pass so we would be responsible for all tolls, which added up. Long story short, do not rent from this company.
6.4 GoodOct 18 2016
Pros: Cleanliness, comfortCons: Why pick up at Thrifty Cambridge instead of BOS airport as agree at booking which we have to take Uber for another $62 for round trip to airport !
2.0 MediocreOct 13 2016
Pros: Never used. They sent me to a different company
180 travelers who rented a car in Arlington gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.7

Car rental locations in or near Arlington

Good to know

Most popular agency

Enterprise

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

$66/day

Good deal

$47/day

When to book a rental car in Arlington

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Top tips for renting a car in Arlington

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Arlington for $47 or less
  • Book your rental car in Arlington at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Arlington are around 53% 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 Enterprise, Hertz and Budget

  • On average a rental car in Arlington costs $66 per day.

  • The average gas price in Arlington is $3.25 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $39 and $52, depending on the car size.

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

  • Car rental companies onsite at Logan Intl airport include Thrifty, Hertz, Enterprise, Dollar, Budget, Avis, Alamo, Advantage, E-Z Rent-A-Car and Payless.

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

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

  • A Compact car rental in Arlington costs $56 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Arlington costs $82 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Arlington costs $56 per day, on average.

  • In Arlington, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 200 Hanscom Drive (8 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Arlington costs $465 per week ($66 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Arlington costs $1,991 per month ($66 per day).

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