|Car types||Compact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Minivan, Premium SUV, Standard, Standard SUV, Supplier choice|
|Popular agencies||Turo, Hertz, Rent-A-Wreck|
Street parking is available in several business districts and both in and around Baltimore’s residential neighborhoods. For the purpose of parking, a small car might be ideal to rent in Baltimore, as it will make it easier to parallel park and get into tighter spaces. A heavier car might be preferred in the winter because of the snow, however.
On the Beltway and other freeways, the speed limit in Baltimore is 65 miles per hour. On residential roads, the maximum speed limit is 25 mph. If driving around Baltimore in the winter months, be prepared to slow down to adjust to snowy roads or icy conditions.
The Baltimore waterfront is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the region. From here you can walk to the aquarium, restaurants, museums and nightclubs. Street parking is possible at a fee for up to 4 hours. Additionally, there are numerous self-pay lots along the waterfront which are very economical. Several parking garages also provide convenient and easy parking such as Harbor Park Garage and Pier V Parking.
On average a rental car in Baltimore costs $53 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 Baltimore found in the last 2 weeks is $38.
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in Baltimore is Hertz (6.5, 128 reviews).
The average gas price in Baltimore is $4.12 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $49 and $66, depending on the car size.
Premium (Acura ILX or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Baltimore.
The only car rental company onsite at Baltimore/Washington airport is Hertz.
Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Baltimore/Washington airport to off-airport locations include NextCar, Hertz, Payless, Dollar, Budget, Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Avis, Thrifty, and National.
Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.
A Premium car rental in Baltimore costs $25 per day, on average.
An Economy car rental in Baltimore costs $27 per day, on average.
A Standard car rental in Baltimore costs $30 per day, on average.
On average a rental car in Baltimore costs $368 per week ($53 per day).
On average a rental car in Baltimore costs $1,575 per month ($53 per day).
Most car rental providers in Baltimore offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Baltimore, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.
KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 8 car rental agencies in Baltimore.
Some car rental companies in Baltimore which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Hertz, Dollar and Budget
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!).
KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Baltimore so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.
At Baltimore/Washington International Airport, you can easily rent a car as this airport has a rental car facility that boasts car rentals such as Thrifty, Enterprise, National, and Budget. To reach this facility, situated on Stoney Run Road and New Ridge Road, you will board a free shuttle at the lower level of the airport's main terminal.
Baltimore's Harbor Tunnel, John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway (I-95), Fort McHenry Tunnel, and Francis Scott Key Bridge are all toll roads. You'll have to have an E-Z Pass to pay for these roads. If you don't have one, you can ask for assistance from the cheap car rental in Baltimore you'd like to hire from.
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8.0 Very good
Pros:I was unaware that the rental car place would be closed for the return.
Cons:I believe the cleanliness of the vehicle was not up to par and that time needs to be taken to shampoo the interior. The seats were stained and the carpet could have been vacuumed. It did not feel at all comfortable. I believe the outside only was washed and that was it.
Pros:Value for the price and I even was able to keep for an extra day.
Cons:Nothing at this time.
Pros:The staff was friendly and the whole experience was quick and easy.
Pros:Nothing because i didn’t have a chance to get it
Pros:Yes nice service
2 locations in Baltimore
8.0 Very good
Pros:Check in/out was quick and efficient
Cons:Car was beat up for only having 24k miles and was not comfortable for a long voyage. We made the best of it.
Pros:Drop was a breeze; excellent care
Cons:The check in process could be quicker, it took too long
Pros:value for money; quick service.
Cons:Gave me the wrong pick up time so when I showed up they were closed. The 800 number offered no help and were clueless as to how to resolve the issue...i.e. Get me another car asap from the nearest location. I cancelled the reservation and hertz made it happen with no effort on my part.
Pros:I booked a rental car to be picked/dropped at Baltimore airport through Kayak; however, the booking was done for a different location, about 30-40 miles from the airport. I did not realize that at the time of booking, as I had entered BWI as pickup/drop off location and thought that the address shown with my rental booking was for the airport Avis location. This was my first visit to Baltimore and and I have no idea of the name of roads for airport Avis location or otherwise. KAYAK SHOULD MAKE ABSOLUTELY CLEAR AT THE TIME OF BOOKING THAT THE RESERVATION IS FOR DIFFERENT LOCATION, PARTICULARLY IN CASE OF AIRPORT, AS NO BODY KNOWS/REMEMBERS AIRPORT LOCATION ADDRESS FOR EVERY CITY. the Avis staff at BWI airport was good and helpful. Avis 800 customer care sucks, was dishonest and quoted much higher price than that quoted at the airport office.
Cons:I booked a rental car to be picked/dropped at Baltimore airport on 07/09/2017 through Kayak; however, the booking was done for a different location, about 30-40 miles from the airport. I did not realize that at the time of booking, as I had entered BWI as pickup/drop off location and thought that the address shown with my rental booking was for the airport Avis location. This was my first visit to Baltimore and and I have no idea of the name of roads for airport Avis location or otherwise. KAYAK SHOULD MAKE ABSOLUTELY CLEAR AT THE TIME OF BOOKING THAT THE RESERVATION IS FOR DIFFERENT LOCATION, PARTICULARLY IN CASE OF AIRPORT, AS NO BODY KNOWS/REMEMBERS AIRPORT LOCATION ADDRESS FOR EVERY CITY.
Pros:Convenient location for drop off.
Cons:Could not do an after-hours drop-off at Baltimore location, which meant we had to pay for a night of parking though we were done with the car.
3 locations in Baltimore
8.4 Very good
Cons:I did have to interupt the attendant when I picked up the car. She was texting on her phone.
Pros:Staff were friendly. I was charged for gas even though I returned the car full tank.
Pros:Nothing was not given a vehicle.
Cons:Awareness that I needed a specific card in order to be able to rent a vehicle.
Cons:When I went to drop off the car in Aberdeen the staff was not nice and he said there is an extra charge of $50 for not dropping the car in Baltimore and when I tried to explain what the staff told me in Washington DC he said it is not my business pay the $50 or take the car to Baltimore. And I had to be pay extra $50.
Pros:Couldn’t beat the price for a last minute one way trip
Cons:Rental agent was not there when I arrived for my pickup. Called the number that was left on the desk and he was 15 minutes away. Car fuel tank was not full.
5 locations in Baltimore
Pros:Friendly staff - no line, immediate service. Everything was explained and thorough. Saved a bunch of money vs. renting at BWI as we didn't have the airport-related fees, and the rate itself was much cheaper. Even with a few Ubers back and forth to make it happened, we probably saved $300 for a 12-day rental.
Cons:Facility isn't the nicest in the world, but it serves the purpose.
Cons:Booked car could not be pick up at the airport
Pros:Great rental. Courteous staff. Even got an upgrade.
Cons:Nothing. Everything was good.
Pros:The staff member who helped me was great - very professional and helpful.
Cons:The office was dirty and needed a lot of maintenance. The staff member who was helping me was wonderful but the rest of the staff were being loud and goofing off - making it difficult to hear and very distracting.
Pros:Nothing. I just meet a fraudulent agent. I reserved everything online, and I bought full coverage as well. When I arrived at NextCar agent at Liberty road, Baltimore, the person told me that we can not give you the car unless you buy our personal full coverage ( the value was twice the typical one near 25$/day). They told me that I have to cancel the ones that I bought online. Officially they had no commitment to my online reservation.
Pros:Although the car was small I was able to fit my bike and golf clubs in the back.
One location in Baltimore
Pros:Nothing to like in this place
Cons:The cars are Filthy inside out. they don't take time to clean them, i had to change 3 cars to finally agree on one. the first one had a bold tires, the second one had scratches all over the car but you can't determine the damages as the body is dirty. the last one was OK with a bad tire sensor that kept displaying an error every time you start the car plus a change oil message that kept prompting. If i have time i would report them to the BBB. Not worth the money i paid. VERY disappointing that kayak list them on their website. i use to trust kayak!
Pros:The car was decent but smelled funny, change the oil light was on.
Cons:Service was terrible, was promised unlimited miles before booking but it wasnt true, they said faster checkout with a major credit card but still had to jump through many loops to prove I had my own insurance even after acknowledging that my credit card would cover me, a way for them to try and sell me unnecessary add ons. Tried to explain it to the associate but she shrugged me off telling me it's policy, false advertising is what it is.
Pros:The car worked.
Cons:They were rude when we picked up the car, they were incredibly rude when calling our insurance provider, whom we know personally. They were incredibly vague about the drop-off policy and threatened an abandonment fee when I even brought it up. I called corporate to resolve the issue and the people I spoke to, serveral people, we're even more rude, dismissive, and insulting. I was out in hold mid-sentence and transferred without any notification to the stor, which had no idea why I'd been transferred. I completely regret using them. The car had an air freshener hanging from the nirror, but still smelled.
Cons:The facility was not at the airport. The facility was closed before I was even reasonably able to travel the 30 minutes from the airport to get there. They transfer you to their "sister" company at the airport and apply "airport" fees to hike up your reservation. They steal your money with a smile on their face.