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Baltimore, MD
May 23 — May 30
Same drop-off
Baltimore, MD
Mon 5/23
Noon
Mon 5/30
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Cheap car rentals in Baltimore

Economy$35/day
Compact$45/day
Intermediate$39/day
Standard$50/day
Full-size$43/day
Minivan$79/day
Premium$60/day
Luxury$62/day
Premium SUV$68/day
Supplier choice$45/day
Intermediate SUV$56/day
Standard SUV$57/day
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Baltimore car rental reviews and directory

From $62/dayRated #1
Hertz
Best rated
7.1 Good (164 reviews)
3 locations in Baltimore
Hertz
Locations in Baltimore
  • 7.3
  • 7.4
  • 7.1
  • 7
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreApr 17 2022
We arrived at the Hertz counter in Baltimore to a very long line. They had one maybe two people working the counter and they seem to just really be taking their time. After standing in line for almost an hour they told us they had no cars available and it might be an hour and it might be longer. They absolutely should have let everyone in line know the situation and that they did not have any cars. We had made a reservation quite a while ago for a luxury vehicle and then they treat us like that. We went down to Avis and they totally price gouged us to the tune of almost $2500 for one week. We are done renting from any of them. It is a scam!!!
2.0 MediocreApr 12 2022
Hertz didn’t even have the car I reserved when I went for pickup. It felt like that Seinfeld skit. Waited almost three hours and got a completely different car than I booked. Rent elsewhere.
4.0 OkayApr 11 2022
The wait to pcum up the car was over an hour. The when I dropped it off I was charged for an additional day of coverage because I dropped it off 20 mins late, despite the fact that I got the car over an hour late the day prior. Never paying for coverage again.
10.0 ExcellentMar 29 2022
Picked up vehicle hours before i had anticipated and the whole process was easy and flawless. Will definitely use again!
10.0 ExcellentMar 27 2022
no complaints
2.0 MediocreFeb 23 2022
Pickup took a most 45 minutes and when we got the car they didn’t run run it through a car wash so it was covered in salt/dirt making it hard to see out of the windows. Had to stop and get a car wash at a nearby gas station before starting my trip which was frustrating.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 7 2022
Easy process
2.0 MediocreJan 11 2022
Not upfront with pricing.
8.0 ExcellentJan 2 2022
This rental went well. the locations for pick up and drop off were two different locations that were efficient.
10.0 ExcellentJan 2 2022
It was a very easy car rental experience. Gabriel was awesome!
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From $86/dayRated #2
Enterprise
7.1 Good (77 reviews)
14 locations in Baltimore
Enterprise
Locations in Baltimore
  • 7.2
  • 7.3
  • 7
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreFeb 22 2022
The car had light on that said bring to deader for service. The person checking me in overcharged us for the second passenger and then when I returned the car the person checking us in ran my credit card without asking, thereby overcharging me. They said their manage could fix it but manager wasn’t around. Because they ran my car, I could not update my name or email in the system, which were both wrong, and I was told to do it next time I rent with them. There won’t be a next time…
1.9 HorribleJul 26 2021
The car only had a 1/4 of a tank of gas. The steering wheel mad noise. The interior was stained like someone had been murdered in the car. So many dents and scratches on the outside. For the money it was ridiculous.
6.0 GoodMar 1 2021
I was unaware that the rental car place would be closed for the return.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.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 15 2021
Value for the price and I even was able to keep for an extra day.Nothing at this time.
10.0 ExcellentNov 22 2020
The staff was friendly and the whole experience was quick and easy.
2.0 MediocreSep 30 2020
Nothing because i didn’t have a chance to get it
10.0 ExcellentAug 31 2020
Yes nice serviceThanks
3.6 MediocreAug 28 2020
Drop off was convenient.The service, cleanliness of the car, friendliness and attitude of employees, availability of cars
2.0 MediocreJul 31 2020
They had no cars available and didn't notify me in advance.
2.0 MediocreJun 20 2020
I cancelled this reservation over a month ago. I still have the confirmation email. Please ensure my card was not charged. Thank you, Robyn Disselkoen
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From $70/dayRated #3
Budget
6.1 Good (53 reviews)
3 locations in Baltimore
Budget
Locations in Baltimore
  • 6.6
  • 6.6
  • 6.1
  • 5.6
  • 6.2
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreFeb 1 2022
I booked this car through your website but you guys contacted it through Priceline. Priceline changed the location from the Airport location to a location 30 minutes away. I had to pay more to book a car last minute at the airport.
2.0 MediocreJan 16 2022
The woman behind the counter was horrible. Genuinely the rudest woman I’ve ever met and I consistently work in war zones. Fire her.
2.0 MediocreJan 13 2022
No one at the counter for 10minutes upon my arrival. The budget desk was located inside a hotsl which means vehicles are in a garage. He filled out the “damage” card at the front desk this not inspecting the vehicle. I gave the vehicle a look about, but as I stated, it’s a very dim garage with the car backed into the stall to where I can barely put my luggage in the trunk. I stopped at a gas station about an hour after having the car to find there was damage to the center of the rear bumper. I called budget and was told, “ it will be okay because the damage was previously reported so it will not reflect upon my 24hr’s with this vehicle. Upon dropping the vehicle at a separate location, there was absolutely NO ONE to accept the transfer on vehicle back into the custody of budget. Instead, there was a sign that read, “please leave the keys in the vehicle.” Myself and another woman customer was concerned as to if the vehicles would be safe. We decided to leave after approximately 15 minutes of no budget employees showing up to the drop off area.
6.0 GoodOct 18 2021
The pick up was changed to Avis from Budget. The car assigned had an expired license plate. We had to go back to the desk to get a different vehicle. The return was also changed to Avis and we were never notified. It was dark in the early morning when we returned the vehicle and the sign at the Budget return indicating an Avis drop off was barely visible in the dark. Then the Avis agent Jesse said he was to busy to provide a receipt for the return. So I left the Avid return having zero proof I returned the vehicle! And, wound up paying over $110/ day for an economy rental car😢
1.9 HorribleOct 15 2021
The location was closed when I arrived. I was scheduled to pick up the car at 3:00pm and the place closed at 3:00pm. I was totally stranded in an unknown city! I called and explained what happened and they said they couldn’t help me. I had to call and book another car on my own! Worst customer service ever! Never rent through these 3rd party companies!!
5.9 OkaySep 7 2021
My rental car location didn’t have a drop off box, so I was forced to pay for another day’s rental fees.
10.0 ExcellentJun 27 2021
Yes the staff was friendly, helpful, and amazing. The drop was very easy.Nothing
8.4 ExcellentJan 6 2020
I did have to interupt the attendant when I picked up the car. She was texting on her phone.
6.0 GoodDec 30 2019
Staff were friendly. I was charged for gas even though I returned the car full tank.
2.0 MediocreJan 21 2019
Nothing was not given a vehicle.Awareness that I needed a specific card in order to be able to rent a vehicle.
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From $74/dayRated #4
Sixt
10 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Baltimore
Sixt
Locations in Baltimore
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 9
Recent reviews
From $73/dayRated #5
Avis
7.3 Good (27 reviews)
2 locations in Baltimore
Avis
Locations in Baltimore
  • 7.8
  • 7.6
  • 7.3
  • 7.1
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentApr 10 2022
To have a toll pass.
4.0 OkayFeb 14 2022
Pick up was fine but no one at the drop off site also i was overcharge for insurance that i didnt want
1.9 HorribleOct 12 2021
Avis cancelled the car I reserved because they overbooked. I was on my way to pick it up when I was notified. Avis didn’t properly cancel the reservation; I paid for the insurance up front and can’t get it refunded.
10.0 ExcellentJul 19 2021
All around service and process was excellent. Price was extremely high but it appears there’s a supply and demand issue among ALL rental car co’s driving up the price since COVID and maybe due to fleet reduction. But now everybody is traveling and not enough cars.
8.0 ExcellentMar 21 2021
Check in/out was quick and efficientCar was beat up for only having 24k miles and was not comfortable for a long voyage. We made the best of it.
10.0 ExcellentOct 28 2019
Drop was a breeze; excellent careThe check in process could be quicker, it took too long
10.0 ExcellentSep 9 2017
value for money; quick service.
2.0 MediocreAug 11 2017
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.
4.4 OkayJul 11 2017
Kayak booked for wrong locationI 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.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.
5.6 OkayApr 23 2017
No after hours drop offConvenient location for drop off.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.
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From $54/dayRated #6
NextCar
Most popular
6.3 Good (22 reviews)
5 locations in Baltimore
NextCar
Locations in Baltimore
  • 6.5
  • 6.4
  • 6.3
  • 6.1
  • 6.2
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJan 2 2022
I thought this location was accessible via BWI Rental Car Bus Shuttle, but it is not. Its a 40 min drive into Baltimore. Very far. Pros: Staff is incredibly kind and thorough. Car I rented was in great shape, clean and Drop off was smooth also. Overall 4 Stars from me. Only reason why not a 5 is because of the distance and lack of transparency on Kayak's website about that.
1.9 HorribleSep 21 2021
Make sure you double and triple check the location. I had to shuttle to one location only to find out it was the wrong location then had to Uber to another location 40 minutes away. Then had to pay a hefty fee to change the drop off location closer to the airport. It actually took me longer to rent my car than it took me to fly to my destination. Had to have so much paperwork to even rent the car...never again!
2.0 MediocreJun 29 2021
I DID NOT LIKE ANYTHING ABOUT THIS PLACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I never finalized the rental. I hate their policy. I hate I paid ahead of time. I LOOK FORWARD FOR MY FULL REFUND. I left there HIGHLY UPSET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND NO CAR......... The staff were not professional, and the place was dirty inside.Their policy NEEDS a lot of improvement. The process was a long, drawn out ridiculous MESS!!!!! I felt like I was being FORCED to add collision to my insurance policy, just to rent a vehicle. I have Liability on my personal vehicle. I was NOT gonna pay more money, just to rent a vehicle for the weekend. I EXPECT MY REFUND, AND PROMISE NOT TO EVER DEAL WITH Next car, AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
10.0 ExcellentJun 27 2021
Customer service was good car was pretty clean, the gentleman that helps us was great!Perhaps a little faster service, we waited over a half hour just to start paperwork, there was also a high maintenance customer slowing up the line
10.0 ExcellentMay 19 2021
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 $300 for a 12-day rental.Facility isn't the nicest in the world, but it serves the purpose.
2.0 MediocreMay 16 2021
Booked car could not be pick up at the airport
10.0 ExcellentNov 1 2020
Great rental. Courteous staff. Even got an upgrade.Nothing. Everything was good.
3.6 MediocreOct 13 2020
The staff member who helped me was great - very professional and helpful.The office was dirty and needed a lot of maintenance. The staff member who was helping me was wonderful but the rest of the staff were being loud and goofing off - making it difficult to hear and very distracting.
3.2 MediocreJan 26 2020
Nothing. I just meet a fraudulent agent. I reserved everything online, and I bought full coverage as well. When I arrived at NextCar agent at Liberty road, Baltimore, the person told me that we can not give you the car unless you buy our personal full coverage ( the value was twice the typical one near 25$/day). They told me that I have to cancel the ones that I bought online. Officially they had no commitment to my online reservation.
9.6 ExcellentAug 26 2019
Although the car was small I was able to fit my bike and golf clubs in the back.
From $44/dayRated #7
Rent-A-Wreck
Cheapest deal
3.5 Mediocre (5 reviews)
1 location in Baltimore
Rent-A-Wreck
Locations in Baltimore
  • 4
  • 3.2
  • 3.2
  • 3.2
  • 4
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJun 2 2016
Safety issues !!!Nothing to like in this placeThe 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!
4.0 OkayMay 4 2016
ServiceThe car was decent but smelled funny, change the oil light was on.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.
3.6 MediocreApr 23 2016
Never againThe car worked.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.
2.0 MediocreMar 25 2016
SCAMThe 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.
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Sunnycars
1 location in Baltimore
Sunnycars
Locations in Baltimore
Recent reviews
350 travelers who rented a car in Baltimore gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.9

Car rental locations in or near Baltimore

Good to know

Most popular agency

NextCar

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

$70/day

Good deal

$56/day

When to book a rental car in Baltimore

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Top tips for renting a car in Baltimore

  • Because Baltimore is a short drive away from other states, you can visit several historical and cultural attractions while you are on vacation -- if you rent a car, that is. Renting a car will make it easy to drive into Washington, D.C. to visit the White House and presidential monuments. When weather permits, you can also visit several beaches on the coast of the Mid-Atlantic including Chesapeake Beach and Ocean Beach.
  • Baltimore is within close proximity of the nation’s capital. The Baltimore/Washington International Airport services all of Maryland, D.C., and Virginia. It offers an array of services to customers, including a number of options for car rentals. For your convenience, all of the rental car companies are in the same place at the airport. Once you land and claim your bags, simply catch the shuttle to the rental car center.
  • When you are driving around Baltimore, be aware of traffic light cameras. Many traffic lights are equipped with cameras to catch drivers who are speeding or driving recklessly. Because you don’t want to leave Baltimore with a ticket, you’ll want to drive cautiously and carefully.
  • Baltimoreans have to deal with traffic jams which can lead to long commutes. So, during your vacation, you’ll want to choose to travel in areas and around the times that roads are less congested. Some of the heaviest traffic takes place on Interstate 695, also known as the Beltway. Morning rush hour in Baltimore is busiest from 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. In the evening, rush hour starts at 4 p.m. and continues until around 6:30 p.m.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Baltimore for $56 or less
  • Book your rental car in Baltimore at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Baltimore are around 16% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Mini rental cars in Baltimore are around -72% cheaper than other car types, on average

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