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Chelsea car rentals from $38/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Chelsea with a pick-up date of 6/19 and drop-off date of 6/21. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap car rentals in Chelsea

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Mitsubishi Mirage car
Mitsubishi Mirage
or similar SMALL
2
2
2/4
$65/day
Nissan Versa car
Nissan Versa
or similar SMALL
4
2
2/4
$65/day
Toyota Corolla car
Toyota Corolla
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
2/4
$42/day
Toyota Corolla car
Toyota Corolla
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
2/4
$38/day
Chevrolet Malibu car
Chevrolet Malibu
or similar LARGE
5
2
2/4
$72/day
Dodge Grand Caravan car
Dodge Grand Caravan
or similar VAN
5
5
4-5
$85/day
Volvo XC60 car
Volvo XC60
or similar SUV
5
2
4-5
$63/day
Nissan Maxima car
Nissan Maxima
or similar LARGE
5
5
2/4
$90/day
Audi A4 car
Audi A4
or similar LUXURY
5
5
4-5
$49/day
Volkswagen Tiguan car
Volkswagen Tiguan
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
$56/day
Honda CR-V car
Honda CR-V
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
$60/day
Jeep Compass car
Jeep Compass
or similar SUV
4
2
4-5
$62/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Chelsea

  • Car rentals in Chelsea, MA, provide you with the freedom to explore Chelsea and its surrounding areas on your own schedule. You can visit attractions, go on day trips, and take detours without relying on public transportation schedules. In addition, some attractions in Chelsea closer to the Boston area, such as the Freedom Trail, Fenway Park, and the New England Aquarium, may not be easily accessible by public transportation. Having a car allows you to visit these places and explore nearby cities like Cambridge and Salem.
  • Chelsea, Massachusetts, is located near Boston, and the nearest major airport serving the area is Boston Logan International Airport (BOS). Major Chelsea car rentals operate their counters at BOS, making it convenient to start your tour of the town as soon as you land. Popular agencies operating here include Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Alamo, Thrifty, Dollar, Payless, and Advantage. The Rental Car Center, or RCC, is situated away from the airport terminals but is easily accessible via a free shuttle bus service.
  • While driving habits can vary from person to person, Bostonians, including those in Chelsea, are often characterized by assertive driving styles. Expect drivers to be somewhat aggressive and fast-paced, especially during peak traffic times. Still, like many urban areas, Chelsea focuses on pedestrian safety. Be prepared to stop for pedestrians at crosswalks and be aware of the potential presence of bicyclists and pedestrians, particularly in downtown areas. Remember that road usage and regulations can also change over time due to urban development projects. So, it's advisable to check with local authorities or consult up-to-date maps or GPS navigation systems.
  • As you drive Chelsea car rentals through Massachusetts, remember that the area experiences traffic snarl-ups during peak travel hours on weekdays. This occurs in the morning (7 am to 9 am) as people commute to work or school and in the evening (4:30 pm to 6:30 pm) as residents return home. If you visit between December and March, ensure your vehicle is winter-ready. This includes having appropriate tires (winter or all-season with good tread), working brakes, functional lights, and a well-maintained heating system.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Chelsea for $64 or less
  • Book your rental car in Chelsea at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in Chelsea are around 8% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Chelsea

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Chelsea?

    On average a rental car in Chelsea costs $73 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 Chelsea found in the last 2 weeks is $37.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Chelsea?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Enterprise Rent-A-Car ($65/day).

  • How much is gas price in Chelsea?

    The average gas price in Chelsea is $3.82 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $46 and $61, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Chelsea?

    Standard (Chevrolet Equinox or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Chelsea.

  • Which car rental companies are at Logan Intl airport (BOS)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Logan Intl airport include Sixt, Kyte, Hertz, Budget, Alamo, Dollar, Thrifty, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Avis and National.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Logan Intl airport (BOS)?

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

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Chelsea?

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

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Chelsea?

    A Standard car rental in Chelsea costs $63 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Premium car rental cost in Chelsea?

    A Premium car rental in Chelsea costs $67 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Luxury car rental cost in Chelsea?

    A Luxury car rental in Chelsea costs $54 per day, on average.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Chelsea?

    On average a rental car in Chelsea costs $508 per week ($73 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Chelsea?

    On average a rental car in Chelsea costs $2,176 per month ($73 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Chelsea?

    Most car rental providers in Chelsea offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Chelsea, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.

  • How many car agencies are operating in Chelsea?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 4 car rental agencies in Chelsea.

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Chelsea?

    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!).

  • Why should I use KAYAK to rent a car in Chelsea?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Chelsea so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.

  • What type of car is recommended for car rental in Chelsea, MA?

    Your budget will significantly affect your choice of car rentals in Chelsea. Smaller economy cars are generally more affordable to rent than larger vehicles or luxury cars. Consider the number of passengers and the amount of luggage or cargo you need to transport. Smaller cars are more fuel-efficient, while larger cars or SUVs may provide more space and comfort for longer journeys or carry more passengers. Gasoline prices can vary, so if you're planning to drive a lot, you might want to consider a fuel-efficient car, such as a compact or hybrid, to save on fuel costs.

  • What’s the speed limit in Chelsea, MA?

    Speed limits are usually indicated by posted signs, and it's important to obey them. In many urban and residential areas in Chelsea, the speed limit is 25 to 30 mph, a standard speed limit for city streets in many parts of the United States. Furthermore, you should not exceed 40 mph on rural roads, 50 mph on divided highways, and 65 mph on interstates. Violations of speed regulations can earn you punitive fines, including license suspension or imprisonment.

  • Where are the best places to park car rentals in Chelsea, MA?

    Chelsea, like many cities, has street parking available. Pay attention to parking signs and regulations to avoid parking in restricted areas or during street cleaning times. Some areas may require paying for parking using meters or mobile apps. Moreover, there are numerous public parking lots or garages where you can park your rental car. These may be conveniently located in commercial or downtown areas. Be sure to note the parking rates and hours of operation. Metered parking rates can range from $0.50 to $2 per hour.

Chelsea car rental reviews and directory

Silvercar

5.2

Cleanliness

5.4

Comfort

5.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.8

Value for money

5.1

One location in Chelsea

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Locations in Chelsea

235 Marginal Street

+1 855 359 2227

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 17:00

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2.0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Was excited for my trip.

Cons:

They Canceled my reservation ruined my plans for my trip trying to find another decent car.

8.4 Very good

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Vehicle was very nice and at an affordable rate.

Cons:

There were some staffing issues on the return, but nothing unbearable and nothing abnormal in this climate. It was apparent the staff was doing everything they could to help and I appreciated their efforts.

2.0 Poor

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

I did not get my car

Cons:

Get what I reserved

2.0 Poor

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

They gave me a car that broke down half way to destination. They then hung up on me twice after I was trying to tell them the car wasn’t working. On the third call, they basically had no idea what to do and finally figured they needed to call a tow truck. But now I was being told I had to come back with the car in the tow truck. Meaning I had to wait up 90 minutes for the tow to arrive, and then ride an hour back to Boston, pick up a new car and drive another 2 hours to where I was going. The car battery died at some point during all this and it was below freezing. I asked at least two employees if I could leave the car where it was at with the keys inside, so that I could head to another rental agency and just move on from there, and both said yes. I then get a phone call from a number that’s not even associated with silvercar saying that if I leave the car before the tow arrives I’m responsible to anything that happens to it. At that point I was already in an Uber on the way to an airport car rental. They had no idea what they telling me. They eventually got the car back. And I don’t know how, but they were going to charge me 4 times more than what I agreed to, because the guy at check out kept accidentally updating my reservation and adding more days to my reservation. That probably wouldn’t happen anywhere else, because this place is trying do all their business through smart phones. They are at least reimbursing me. And whoever the female worker was on Sunday during the whole situation was totally rude.

Cons:

Basically everything. I’m sure it’s fine if your rental car doesn’t break down, but if it does it’s a nightmare.

2.0 Poor

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

NOTHING!!!!! I sent a text to the number to have my car brought to me. I was informed they weren't taking 3rd party reservations and that it didn't matter that I had a confirmation number. The person on the other end was less than friendly and was sarcastic. I did receive several "We apologize for the inconvenience". My reply was "An inconvenience is me having to wait 15 minutes for my car to arrive" to which they replied "well have a nice day" Which I replied with an angry emoji and let them know I was given the a poor review and would NEVER use them again!

Cons:

EVERYTHING! An actual car when I arrived, you know, the one I reserved! The fact that this company could've cared less about me being stranded in Boston with no means to get to my destination. This is poor customer service on steroids. I rent a car just about every week for my work since I'm constantly traveling. Hertz made the mistake of giving away my rental because I was 30 minutes later than I had said I would be (my plane was delayed). It was spring break and they could charge another customer more. I have never rented another vehicle from them or their affiliates. That was almost a year ago. I have now placed Silvercar on this boycott list. Thank you AVIS for coming to my aid and helping me get to my destination. Not only did they have a similar vehicle, but when I explained what happened, THEY honored Silvercar's price! THAT's customer service!!!

1 out of 2

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.0

Very good

14 reviews
Best rated
Most popular

One location in Chelsea

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Locations in Chelsea

324 Marginal St

+1 617 887 1628

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Check in was smooth and staff was very friendly. Great car that exceeded our expectations. When dropping off the car we left a bag in our car and the staff member we found in his car went out of his way to get us out bag and not miss our flight. A+ operation and will use them again when traveling to Boston.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Great experience!!

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

We chose to rent from this location rather than the airport, as the cost was just over half, including cab fare to and from the airport. The initial transaction was quick and smooth, the car served us well with no problems, and when we returned the car we were in and out in no time. Great value here!

8.4 Very good

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff in Chelsea were friendly and efficient. It was way cheaper than renting from the airport even though it was convenient to the airport.

Cons:

There was a factory recall on our vehicle. We appreciated being informed immediately, however the staff in Pittsfield wasn't nearly as friendly and we ended up with a car not nearly as nice.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The people who worked with me were so kind and friendly! The warmest and most personable rental car employees I've ever encountered. I was pretty grumpy after travel and navigating rush hour Boston traffic, etc., and they really turned my day around with their enthusiasm and friendliness.

Cons:

Everything was great.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Super friendly staff

1 out of 3

Hertz

6.7

Okay

No reviews available

Cheapest deal

2 locations in Chelsea

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Locations in Chelsea

40-41 Lee Burbank Highway

+1 781 284 0262

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00

450 Mcclellan Highway

+1 617 561 3099

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00

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Dollar

5.7

Fair

No reviews available

One location in Chelsea

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Locations in Chelsea

40 Lee Burbank Highway

+1 781 284 0262

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00

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Elita Rent A Car

4.0

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Chelsea

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Locations in Chelsea

Boston Airport Logan International BOS

+1 617 567 2491

Opening times not available

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AutoEurope

No score available yet

One location in Chelsea

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Locations in Chelsea

Boston Logan International Airport

Opening times not available

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Eagle Rent A Car

No score available yet

One location in Chelsea

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Locations in Chelsea

1760 Revere Beach Pkwy

Opening times not available

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Europcar

No score available yet

One location in Chelsea

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Please Go To The Advantage Counter

+1 617 567 2491

Opening times not available

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8.4 Very good

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

very good

4.4 Mediocre

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Left iPad in glove compartment. When I returned to the car rental area the iPad hadn't been handed in to the manager or lost property after the car was cleaned which was disappointing. I couldn't check car myself as it had been rented out even though I had returned within 3 hours of having left the car back

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Smooth drop off.. upgraded car at airport to minivan .. delighted with the price

Cons:

Car pick up was sluggish but overall I was happy

1 out of 0

Flight Car

No score available yet

One location in Chelsea

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Locations in Chelsea

Boston airport

+1 844 742 5870

Opening times not available

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Shouqi

No score available yet

One location in Chelsea

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Locations in Chelsea

Please Go To The Advantage Counter 100 Tomahawk Dr.

+1 617 567 2491

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21 travelers who rented a car in Chelsea gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.0

Car rental locations in or near Chelsea

Good to know

Most popular agency

Sixt

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$73/day

Good deal

$64/day

When to book a rental car in Chelsea

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