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Boston Car Rental Information

Pick-up Location Boston
Car Types Box truck, Commercial, Compact, Convertible, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Luxury, Mini, Minivan, Premium, SUV, Standard, Van
Rental Locations 49
Airport Locations 15
Popular Agencies Enterprise, Hertz, Avis, Alamo, Budget

Cheap Car Rentals in Boston

Economy $22/day
Compact $22/day
Intermediate $24/day
Standard $25/day
Full-size $25/day
SUV $27/day
2 Adults, 2 Bags Economy car in Boston avis
4 Adults, 2 Bags Compact car in Boston avis
5 Adults, 3 Bags Intermediate car in Boston avis
5 Adults, 3 Bags Standard car in Boston budget
5 Adults, 2 Bags Full-size car in Boston avis
5 Adults, 3 Bags SUV car in Boston budget
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From $41/day
Rated #1
Alamo
Best Rated
8.7 Excellent (7,044 reviews)
2 locations in Boston
Alamo
Locations in Boston
1 Congress St
+1 888 826 6893
15 Transportation Way
+1 888 826 6893
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From $40/day
Rated #2
Enterprise
8.5 Excellent (13,477 reviews)
11 locations in Boston
Enterprise
Locations in Boston
1 Congress St
+1 617 723 8077
102 Belvidere St
+1 617 262 8222
15 Transportation Way
+1 617 561 4488
155 Rivermoor St
+1 617 469 4600
17 Melnea Cass Blvd
+1 617 442 7500
200 Stuart St
+1 617 449 7362
230 Dorchester Ave
+1 617 268 1411
4009 Washington Street
+1 617 327 6688
425 Summer St
+1 617 951 1307
855 Morton St
+1 617 298 5411
996 Commonwealth Avenue
+1 617 738 6003
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From $28/day
Rated #3
Avis
7.6 Good (2,390 reviews)
6 locations in Boston
Avis
Locations in Boston
100 Clarendon Street
+1 617 534 1404
15 Transportation Way
+1 617 568 6600
183 Cambridge Street
+1 617 783 1938
2 Seaport Lane
+1 617 778 2409
270 Atlantic Avenue (1st Floor Lobby)
+1 617 227 0279
3 Center Plaza
+1 617 534 1420
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From $33/day
Rated #4
Budget
7.4 Good (4,640 reviews)
6 locations in Boston
Budget
Locations in Boston
100 Clarendon Street
+1 617 236 0185
15 Transportation Way
+1 617 568 6601
183 Cambridge Street
+1 617 497 3608
2 Seaport Lane
+1 617 778 2411
270 Atlantic Avenue
+1 617 227 0784
3 Center Plaza
+1 617 248 0128
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From $32/day
Rated #5
Hertz
7.4 Good (4,218 reviews)
5 locations in Boston
Hertz
Locations in Boston
10 Huntington Avenue
+1 617 236 6940
156 Tomahawk Drive 42a
+1 617 568 5200
30 Park Plaza
+1 617 338 1500
39 Dalton Street
+1 617 338 1506
414 Cambridge Street
+1 617 787 2894
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From $36/day
Rated #6
Dollar
7.3 Good (6,788 reviews)
3 locations in Boston
Dollar
Locations in Boston
100 Tomahawk Drive
+1 866 434 2226
110 Huntington Avenue
+1 617 578 0025
3 Columbus Avenue
+1 617 457 8157
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From $33/day
Rated #7
Thrifty
Most popular
7.1 Good (3,057 reviews)
2 locations in Boston
Thrifty
Locations in Boston
100 Tomahawk Drive
+1 877 283 0898
3 Columbus Avenue
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From $29/day
Rated #8
Payless
6.6 Good (2,877 reviews)
1 location in Boston
Payless
Locations in Boston
15 Transportation Way
+1 617 561 0139
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From $27/day
Rated #9
E-Z Rent-A-Car
Cheapest deal
6.4 Good (1,024 reviews)
1 location in Boston
E-Z Rent-A-Car
Locations in Boston
100 Tomahawk Drive
+1 617 567 2491
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From $30/day
Rated #10
Advantage
6.3 Good (1,401 reviews)
1 location in Boston
Advantage
Locations in Boston
100 Tomahawk Dr
+1 617 567 2491
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From $49/day
Rated #11
National
national
8.0 Excellent (956 reviews)
3 locations in Boston
National
Locations in Boston
1 Congress St
+1 888 826 6890
102 Belvidere St
+1 617 262 8222
15 Transportation Way
+1 888 826 6890
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Sunnycars
sunnycars
3 locations in Boston
Sunnycars
Locations in Boston
102 Belvidere Street
15 Transportation Way
270 Atlantic Avenue
Eagle Rent A Car
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2 locations in Boston
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in Boston
1760 Revere Beach Pkwy
Boston airport
Europcar
europcar
1 location in Boston
Europcar
Locations in Boston
Please Go To The Advantage Counter
+1 617 567 2491
Flight Car
flightcarad
1 location in Boston
Flight Car
Locations in Boston
Boston airport
+1 844 742 5870
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1 location in Boston
U-Save
Locations in Boston
25 Harvard Avenue
+1 617 254 1900

Car Rental Locations in Boston

Good to Know

Most Popular Agency Thrifty
Most Popular Car Type Economy
Average price $45/day
Good deal $35/day

When to Book a Rental Car in Boston

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Top Tips For Renting a Car in Boston

  • Rent a car during your stay in Boston and gain ultimate flexibility to explore not only the vibrant city but also the surrounding areas while you’re there, such as Connecticut or New Hampshire. Opting for a rental car will make trips to destinations further out of the city center far easier, for instance the Foxboro Football Stadium, which is 28 miles from Boston and by car can be conveniently reached in half an hour.
  • Boston International Airport has a Car Rental Center which features a 4-level garage for the abundance of cars on offer and can be reached by the airport’s free shuttle service. The shuttle bus leaves from all terminals every 5-6 minutes. The buses can be found at the lower level of every terminal and are blue and white. In the Rental Center, there are various different rental services including Zipcar, Entertainment, Avis or E-Z Rent-A-Car, so it should be no hassle to find the perfect ride to further destinations.
  • Boston has a lot of traffic and navigating yourself through the many intersections can be confusing at times, however navigation systems can be easily added to a rental car and this will help you reach further destinations without any problems. Boston’s pedestrians are known to jaywalk and cyclists regularly don’t adhere to the traffic light regulations, so paying extra attention and double-checking for pedestrians and cyclists while driving is very important.
  • Boston is one of the cities with the worst rush hour in the US, so try to avoid it by going to your destination before or after (rush hour is most intense approximately between 5pm and 6pm on weekdays). Especially the intersections along Interstate 93 and the Route 128 are known to be clogged with traffic and should be avoided during rush hour times altogether if possible, as alternative side roads are also congested during these times. Also bear in mind that winters can bring snow and ice to Boston, and you should drive extra carefully.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Boston for $35 or less
  • Book your rental car in Boston at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Boston are around 1% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Mini rental cars in Boston are around 34% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs About Renting a Car in Boston

How much does it cost to rent a car in Boston?

On average a rental car in Boston costs $46 per day.

What is the most popular rental car in Boston?

Economy (Chevrolet Spark or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Boston.

What is the cheapest car rental company in Boston?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Avis ($21/day), Dollar ($31/day) and Enterprise ($42/day).

What is the best rental car company in Boston?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Boston are Alamo (8.7, 7042 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 13477 reviews), and Avis (7.6, 2390 reviews).

Which car rental companies are at the airport: Logan International Airport (BOS)?

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

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: Logan International Airport (BOS)?

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

What is the cheapest rental car location in Boston?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Avis 200 Hanscom Drive 01730 (14 miles from city center).

How can I find car rentals near me in Boston?

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

What type of car is recommended for driving in Boston?

As Boston is a city brimming with cars and limited parking spaces, driving a compact car is preferable to bulky vehicles. Boston’s streets are also very narrow in many places, so choosing a smaller car makes navigating the streets easier.

What's the speed limit in Boston?

If you are driving through a school area, you must not go over 20mph. In popular areas with narrow streets and bends in the road the driving limit is 30mph, whereas you are allowed to drive at 40mph on the outskirts of the city where there is more space. On regular highways you can speed up to 50mph and 60mph on an interstate highway. All roads are marked with speed limit signs as well. Especially at intersections, there may be traffic cameras, so be sure to adhere to all road regulations.

How are gas prices in Boston?

The average gas price in Boston is around $2.95 per gallon. For cheaper gas prices, choose a Mobil petrol station as they often feature the lowest prices. Near the pick-up and drop-off points for car rentals at Boston Airport there is a Gulf Express petrol station to refill the tank, however be prepared for steeper prices.

Where are the best places to park in Boston?

Finding a parking space in Boston can be like finding a needle in a haystack and be mindful when you do find a park, that there are lots of parking meters around. Boston also has multiple parking garages like the Boston Common Parking Garage where you will pay around $11 per day, or the Post Office Square Garage for about $9 per day. Alternatively, there are also parking lots outside the city to avoid traffic altogether. Riverside Station Parking on Grove Street, has the green line subway which can take you into Boston in under an hour. Rote 128 in Westwood is another parking lot in the outskirts of Boston, where you can take the Franklin Line train into the city.