Bethesda car rentals

Bethesda car rentals

Search hundreds of rental car sites at once for car rental deals in Bethesda

Bethesda, MD
Jun 30 — Jul 7
Same drop-off
Bethesda, MD
Thu 6/30
Noon
Thu 7/7
Noon

Search hundreds of rental car sites at once for car rental deals in Bethesda

Cheap car rentals in Bethesda

Economy$38/day
Compact$38/day
Intermediate$40/day
Standard$42/day
Full-size$42/day
Luxury$60/day
Pickup truck$42/day
Supplier choice$43/day
Intermediate SUV$57/day
Standard SUV$61/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Bethesda car rental reviews and directory

Budget

6.6

Best rated

Cleanliness

5.9

Comfort

6.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

6.9

3 locations in Bethesda

Show locations

Locations in Bethesda

4400 Connecticut Avenue Nw

+1 202 686 2890

Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday07:00 - 19:00
Sunday07:00 - 19:00
View deals

5151 Pooks Hill Road

+1 301 828 1126

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00
View deals

7103 Democracy Boulevard

+1 301 469 4707

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 15:00
View deals

Filters

Show reviews that mention

Reviews

10.0 Excellent

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Helpful staff, car was ready, not wait time and car was the size promised and clean.

Cons:

Nothing

10.0 Excellent

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The process at both locations was seamless.

9.6 Excellent

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

The exterior of the car was not completely clean. Budget told me that they were not allowed to use water to wash their cars in DC. This struck me as a bit odd, given that I live in DC and had not heard about such restrictions.

2.8 Mediocre

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

We waited over an hour for our rental car, very poorly managed.

Cons:

After waiting over an hour for our car, the car smelled intensely like smoke and made us question how well it was cleaned for COVID.

8.8 Excellent

Apr 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything was quick and easy.

Cons:

The car was probably vacuumed, but it was definitely not wiped down. The surfaces were dirty.

2.0 Mediocre

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Location of pick up/drop off

Cons:

I purposely selected a small/the smallest option for a car and was given a larger vehicle. This was very frustrating and it was not a comfortable ride. Also the car was very dirty. And we were not refunded for the 2 hours we were late to pick up the car (we couldn't drop it off 2 hours later because the Budget hours did not allow for it.)

1 out of 14

Enterprise

8.1

Excellent

12 reviews

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.3

Value for money

7.3

4 locations in Bethesda

Show locations

Locations in Bethesda

10401 Motor City Dr

+1 301 469 6100

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
View deals

5202 River Rd Ste A-2

+1 301 907 7780

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
View deals

6711 Democracy Blvd

+1 301 469 6100

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
View deals

6826 Wisconsin Ave

+1 301 907 7780

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
View deals

Filters

Show reviews that mention

Reviews

8.0 Excellent

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly and helpful staff!

Cons:

Car rear right tire was very low on tire pressure -- I was alerted to it halfway through the drive

8.4 Excellent

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Counter attendants were nice and pickup and drop off were quick and efficient.

Cons:

The car was not as clean as expected. There was splashed coffee on the roof of the car and the driver side visor when pulled down.

8.0 Excellent

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was efficient and friendly; transfers were easy.

Cons:

I have no comment on how the experience could have been better, but this was a short, uneventful rental in which the staff did not have to display any extraordinary efforts.

8.0 Excellent

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was friendly and efficient.

8.8 Excellent

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The customer service provided by John made this rental process seemless.

8.8 Excellent

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Manager in Bethesda assisted me. She was very helpfu6l and efficient. I needed a vehicle to drive up to new york and drop off. Although there was a surcharge for doing that it was very useful to be able to. I will definitely use Enterprise again.

Cons:

There was no Ez pass in the car.

1 out of 3

Avis

6.5

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

6.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.5

Value for money

6.2

2 locations in Bethesda

Show locations

Locations in Bethesda

4400 Connecticut Avenue Nw

+1 202 686 5149

Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday07:00 - 19:00
Sunday07:00 - 19:00
View deals

5151 Pooks Hill Road

+1 301 828 1124

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00
View deals

Filters

Show reviews that mention

Reviews

10.0 Excellent

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly and efficient staff both in Washington and Queens.

Cons:

Nothing.

9.6 Excellent

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was great, and the car ran well.

Cons:

The EZ-Pass fees were horrendous! Easier to pay cash.

10.0 Excellent

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Nothing, everything was great, Customer service, car etc, Thanks for ur convenience Avis.

6.0 Good

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Location of rental station.

Cons:

Inside of the car was not clean. Had papers from earlier rentals and other business in the car.

6.0 Good

Jun 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff member was very nice, office kind of hidden and old.

Cons:

In my opinion, this is a really difficult spot to find! I could not for the life of me figure out where to drop off the car. Only one sign led to a back street with no additional directional signs at all. It was very confusing. This location needs more signage or at least someone outside directing folks where to go for drop off. I ended up parking in what I think was a hotel parking garage, in front of two parked cars because I drove around for 10 minutes and finally gave up.

8.4 Excellent

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was fine, all that was good

Cons:

You gave me a 7pm pickup time, but the rental place closed at 7pm on the minute. I was lucky and someone was still there and willing to help me, had I been a few minutes late, I might have missed them. Don't give pickup times at the same time as when they close!

1 out of 4

Hertz

4.6

Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

4.0

Comfort

4.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.6

Value for money

4.0

2 locations in Bethesda

Show locations

Locations in Bethesda

6711 Democracy Blvd

+1 301 530 0247

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
View deals

7335 Wisconsin Avenue

+1 301 215 5912

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
View deals

Filters

Show reviews that mention

Reviews

10.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes! The staff was friendly and helpful

Cons:

The car needed cleaning, especially on the outside

9.2 Excellent

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff on site weren’t helpful but my experience was salvaged by a wonderful customer service representative.

Cons:

They could have answered my initial plea to understand the nature of the situation. Instead I needed to resolve the issue after the fact with customer service.

10.0 Excellent

May 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The pickup and dropoff procedures were straightforward and uncomplicated. The car performed well throughout the trip.

Cons:

The car did not have cruise control, though it was not stipulated in any advertising that it would. And the windshield wipers needed to be replaced.

6.0 Good

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Value

Cons:

Arrived @ Bethesda only to find it closed. Called 800 operater said transferred pickup to 99H St in D. arrived to find he didnt transfer. Second phone call no record of transfer. Wasterd an hour on phone--no result. onsite staff intervened to get car assigned. Dont think call agent was in US. Charged me another day when i returnrd car.

8.0 Excellent

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice to be able to pick up and drop off somewhere else other than the airport.

Cons:

Suggestion: for the pick up and drop off locations identify the name of the business attached to the address. For example, my pick up location was in the lobby of a hotel. Instead of just providing the street address, add that it is located in the lobby of x hotel.

10.0 Excellent

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Once I found the desk, my experience was hassle-free.

Cons:

Hard to find the Hertz desk hidden in a hotel on the corner. Poor signage.

1 out of 4

119 travelers who rented a car in Bethesda gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.5

Car rental locations in or near Bethesda

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

$58/day

Good deal

$46/day

When to book a rental car in Bethesda

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

Top tips for renting a car in Bethesda

  • Car rentals in Bethesda promote convenient trips in and outside the city, allowing you to reach attractions in different areas. You can unwind through a show at Glen Echo Park, a visual and performing arts venue about 3 miles from the town's center. Using a rental vehicle from Bethesda car rentals, you can drive approximately 8.7 miles to Arlington and pay homage to fallen heroes. The U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, Pentagon Memorial, and John F. Kennedy's gravesite are all within driving distance of one another.
  • Bethesda has several airports nearby, including the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, and the Washington Dulles International Airport. The airport closest to Bethesda is the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), situated approximately 9.4 miles away. Washington Dulles International (IAD) is about 18.9 miles from central Bethesda, while the Baltimore/Washington Airport (BWI) is around 27.1 miles away. BWI offers car rentals in Bethesda via NextCar, Thrifty, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, and Alamo. You can locate the rental facility on New Ridge Road and Stoney Run Road, accessible via the airport's free shuttle service. This bus operates every 10min, and you can find it on the lower-level terminal. IAD features several companies that present car rentals provisions, including Dollar, Sixt, Thrifty, and Budget. Each company has a free shuttle that transports you from the terminal to the pick-up area. You can reach this shuttle at Curb 2D or Curb 2C from the Baggage Claim Level by exiting down the ramp to Doors 2 and 4. DCA also has a rental car center on Terminal Garage A's first floor, consisting of options from Thrifty, Budget, Dollar, and Hertz. To get here, you can take a short walk by following the signs or utilize the Rental Car Shuttle at Door 4 on the Ticketing Level.
  • Multiple streets, such as Wisconsin Avenue and busy highways like Interstate 270, ensure you can conveniently reach your preferred destinations. Additionally, you can modify your rented vehicle by including a GPS to confidently maneuver the interconnected avenues, lanes, streets, drives, and freeways. Be aware of jaywalkers because pedestrians can cross mid-block as long as one of the adjacent intersections lacks traffic signals.
  • Bethesda has morning traffic from around 7:30am while the evening jam starts at about 5pm. Interstate 270 can experience heavy congestion during rush hours as it links to Interstate 95. It is a good idea to stay indoors at these times since the jam extends to other major avenues and streets around the town center. The snowy conditions in winter require you to drive extra carefully to maintain control along the slick pathways.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Bethesda for $46 or less
  • Book your rental car in Bethesda at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Bethesda are around 45% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Bethesda