Dover car rentals from $26/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 Dover with a pick-up date of 3/30 and drop-off date of 4/6. 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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Dover car rental information

Pick-up locationDover
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Minivan, Premium, Standard SUV
Rental locations4
Airport locations0
Popular agenciesHertz, Turo

Cheap car rentals in Dover

Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Dover

  • As the capital of Delaware, Dover is home to stunning attractions making it a must-visit city. Car rentals in Dover provide a practical means of touring attractions within and outside the city at your convenience. The Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, home to several species of birds, is about 10miles from Dover by car via the Leipsic Road. The host of NASCAR Races, the Dover International Speedway, is approximately two and a half miles north of Dover by car.
  • Though the GPS navigation system in cheap car rentals in Dover is always helpful, being familiar with the roads that you will likely use when traversing the area will ensure a more relaxed and fun experience. Route 1 is a major highway that runs through Dover and connects it to other cities in Delaware, as well as Maryland and Pennsylvania. Route 13 is another major highway that runs through Dover and connects it to other cities in Delaware, as well as Maryland and Virginia. To navigate these roads easily, it is important to plan your route in advance and be aware of any roadworks or closures that may affect your journey.
  • Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is the main airport serving Dover. PHL is about 50 miles from Dover by car. Travelers can conveniently pick up Dover car rentals at the rental car facility, which is a four-minute ride from the airport grounds. Exit the baggage claim area and proceed to Zone 2 to board the courtesy shuttle bus to the rental facility. Alamo, Avis, National, Hertz, and Enterprise provide rental services at PHL.
  • Drivers are required to ensure that all kids are safely restrained while riding in Dover car rentals. Children under the age of 8 must be secured in a child safety seat or booster seat that is appropriate for their age and weight. Children who are 8 years old or older, or who weigh more than 65lbs, must wear a seat belt. It is recommended that children under the age of 13 ride in the back seat of the car.
  • Being one of the cities in Delaware with the largest populations, expect traffic congestion on Dover roads during the commute times. The morning rush begins from 6 am to 8:30 am and then picks up again from 4 pm to 7 pm. The US 13 is a common commuter route in Dover, making it a traffic chokepoint during rush times. The main chokepoints running through downtown are Governors Boulevard and North State Street. Avoid these chokepoints during the rush times if possible by getting on roads before and after rush times.
  • While it's important to drive cautiously on every road in Dover, there are some that necessitate additional caution because of dense traffic, congested lanes, and poor visibility. Some examples of such roads are North DuPont Highway which has several schools and residential areas, so it's vital to be watchful for kids and to follow the posted speed limit, Division Street which has several historic sites and tourist attractions, so there could be high pedestrian traffic and slower speed limits and South State Street which has several government buildings and offices, so drivers should be cautious and maintain a safe speed.
  • Observe driving laws in Dover to escape hefty fines and penalties. Getting behind the wheel of car rentals in Dover while intoxicated is strictly prohibited, with the BAC limit set to 0.08%. However, you can still get a DUI if your blood alcohol levels exceed 0.05%. The distracted driving laws are also strict so avoid using a handheld device when driving car rentals in Dover.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Dover for $35 or less
  • Book your rental car in Dover at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Dover are around -17% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Dover

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

    On average a rental car in Dover costs $47 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 Dover found in the last 2 weeks is $34.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Dover?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($26/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Hertz 1679 S Dupont Hwy Ste 17 19901-4616 (2 miles from city center).

  • How much is gas price in Dover?

    The average gas price in Dover is $3.48 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $42 and $56, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Dover?

    Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Dover.

  • Which car rental companies are at Philadelphia airport (PHL)?

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

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Philadelphia airport (PHL)?

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

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

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

  • How much does a Mini car rental cost in Dover?

    A Mini car rental in Dover costs $68 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Special car rental cost in Dover?

    A Special car rental in Dover costs $48 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Dover?

    A Compact car rental in Dover costs $33 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular rental car location in Dover?

    In Dover, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 1679 S Dupont Hwy Ste 17 (2 miles from city center).

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

    On average a rental car in Dover costs $327 per week ($47 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Dover costs $1,403 per month ($47 per day).

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

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

  • How many car agencies are operating in Dover?

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

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

    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 Dover?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Dover 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 driving in Dover?

    Economy rentals are suitable for driving around Dover, whether at the center or outside, since there are sufficient parking spaces around. If you’re in Dover with your family, an SUV would be ideal since it has a roomy interior with sufficient trunk space. Alternatively, larger traveling groups can opt for minivans or passenger vans which can comfortably fit groups of 10 or more.

  • Where can I charge my electric car in Dover?

    Environmentally conscious guests who choose to rent electric cheap car rentals in Dover will find several electric car charging stations. Some of the popular charging stations in the area include the Dover Mall, Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, and the Delaware State University. You can also find charging stations at some of the restaurants and shopping centers in the area.

  • What’s the speed limit in Dover?

    When driving around school zones, maintain a speed of 20 mph and a speed of 25 mph when in residential neighborhoods. Two-lane roads also have a speed limit of 25 mph, while four-lane roads have a speed of 35 mph. On the highways, maintain a speed of 55 mph, with other highways allowing you to reach 60 mph. Some require drivers to stick to 50mph. Dover police are usually parked in the median with radar guns to identify speeding vehicles. Some common roads to expect police stationed include US Highway 13, State Route 8 near Loockerman Street, State Route 1, and North Street.

  • What is the age restriction to rent a car in Dover?

    Regarding the age requirement for hiring Dover car rentals, the minimum age required is typically 21 years old. However, some rental companies may have different age requirements or may charge an additional charge for drivers under the age of 25. It's important to check with the specific rental car company for their policies and requirements.

  • Where are the best places to park in Dover?

    Dover has sufficient space for parking around the city, including downtown. Common public parking is available at the Loockerman Way and Bradford Lots, with the former fully metered. The latter is partially metered and partially requires a permit. The Governors Avenue lot is strictly permit-only. You can also present a parking pass with 2h of free parking. On-street parking is free for up to 2h but only for customers. Metered parking costs $0.25 per hour, while parking permits are $3.00 per day. The North Street Lot is privately owned and managed, and rates are a bit higher than at public parking spaces. Visitors can acquire temporary parking permits to help them widen their parking options if they plan to stay for less than 30 days.

Dover car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9.4

Wonderful

19 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

9.8

Comfort

9.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.3

Value for money

9.3

4 locations in Dover

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Locations in Dover

119 N.dupont Hwy Unit F

+1 302 653 4330

Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
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Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
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411 N Rehoboth Blvd

+1 302 422 4034

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

635 S Bay Rd

+1 302 674 5553

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

753 N Broad St

+1 302 376 5606

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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6.0 Okay

Nov 2023

KAYAK
When picking up vehicle had to wait for a long period of time and was scheduled to pick up at 8 but they didn't open till 9 didn't get on road till 12 which put me behind schedule.

9.2 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Tags on the vehicle were expired.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Leah Smyc Great!

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was friendly and the process to get to my rental car was quick.

Cons:

Everything went great and having a drop off box for after hours made it very convenient.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick painless. Didn't wait very long

Cons:

I'm a guy of simplicity. But maybe a variety of candy in a bowl. Hershey kisses tootsies rolls or mints. Would assist me w my visit. Can't hurt.

1 out of 4

Budget

7.5

Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.5

Value for money

8.0

2 locations in Dover

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Locations in Dover

3024 North Dupont Highway

+1 302 736 5069

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00

702 Ash Boulevard

+1 302 676 0014

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Really happy with the car and customer service

8.0 Very good

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

fast, efficient

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Big and roomy Titan truck

2.0 Poor

Jun 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

I made a reservation for the rental car and still had to wait an hour and a half for our car to be ready. The only reason they ever got a car ready for us was because I told the people working there I would have to cancel my reservation and get an uber because I would have missed my flight. Did not expect to have to wait that long and did not receive good service at all. Very disappointed.

8.0 Very good

Dec 2015

KAYAK

Pros:

VERY NICE SUV THAT DROVE GOO AND GOOD ON FUEL AND ENOUGH ROOM FOR 6 AND LUAGAGE

2.0 Poor

Sep 2023

KAYAK
I called from a loud military plane partly out of Courtesy to inform I would arrive later and to see if location in Dover would Still be open Budget told me Dover was 24/7. They are not. They closed at 5 and I was left stranded until Someone graciously offered me a ride This is terrible and inexcusable poor service and incompetence

1 out of 3

Avis

7.0

Cleanliness

6.2

Comfort

7.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.4

Value for money

7.1

2 locations in Dover

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Locations in Dover

3024 North Dupont Highway

+1 302 734 5550

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00

702 Ash Boulevard

+1 302 676 0012

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Friendly, professional, great value.

2.0 Poor

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

NOTHING!

Cons:

My reservation was for 1200 noon on a sunday. Nowhere in the booking nor on the confirmation email did it state that the office would also close at precisely 1200 noon sharp. I arrived ten minutes late due to traffic, which is usually reasonable to still receive a car or other service. I didn't receive a courtesy email, phone call or anything to say that the office would be closing or even that my reservation was canceled. I arrived to a locked office only. I called the number on the door and it was a National Avis representative, they told me the office was closed and I could pick up a car the following day. I informed the agent that I must have a car to catch a flight out of town that night. They said I was out of luck and nothing could be done. Horrible customer service, communication, and empathy or concern. Luckily a competing car rental chain was open until 1pm and they were able to get me into a car as soon as I arrived. STAY AWAY FROM AVIS!!!!! Garbage company!!

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

No issues with the car returning at a different Avis location the intake process was quick.

8.4 Very good

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The quality of the car I rented (KIA Optima)

Cons:

Navigation is standard on cars today and should be more so in rentals

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2023

KAYAK
Very easy and was in and out. Car was clean and drove nicely.

8.0 Very good

Apr 2022

KAYAK
Everything was great, and the vehicle, which was an upgrade, was amazing. However, the car had a pretty bad cigarette smell that just didn't go away. Other than this, kudos to the great service at the Dover location, where I picked up the vehicle.

1 out of 2

Hertz

6.3

Most popular

Cleanliness

5.9

Comfort

7.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.2

Value for money

5.7

One location in Dover

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Locations in Dover

1679 S Dupont Hwy Ste 17

+1 302 678 0700

Monday09:00 - 13:00
Tuesday09:00 - 13:00
Wednesday09:00 - 13:00
Thursday09:00 - 13:00
Friday09:00 - 13:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2021

KAYAK
I booked the less expensive dealers choice rate. Which was a gamble. I was treated with well and got a fabulous upgrade which was appreciated

2.0 Poor

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

I appeared the morning of the reservation for them to have ZERO vehicles for me. Putting me in an immediate time crunch to find a car so I could make my flight in time. Extremely upset and disappointed, will not be using Hertz again.

Cons:

I appeared the morning of the reservation for them to have ZERO vehicles for me. Putting me in an immediate time crunch to find a car so I could make my flight in time. Extremely upset and disappointed, will not be using Hertz again.

2.8 Poor

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Everything. Dirty car full of trash and damaged.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2022

KAYAK
Everything went well. Staff were efficient and courteous. Would definitely recommend and go back

1.9 Poor

Jul 2021

KAYAK
For one thing your people could answer the phone when you call them. Was calling them for two (2) hours they never answered the phone, so I drove down there and they were all sitting around talking to each other.

1 out of 2

Thrifty

5.9

Fair

No reviews available

One location in Dover

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Locations in Dover

715 South Delsea Drive

8564050722

Opening times not available

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48 travelers who rented a car in Dover gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.9

Car rental locations in or near Dover

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

$47/day

Good deal

$35/day

When to book a rental car in Dover

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