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Fairfax, VA
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Fairfax car rental information

Pick-up locationFairfax
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations6
Popular agenciesHertz, Avis, Budget

Cheap car rentals in Fairfax

Economy$30/day
Compact$30/day
Intermediate$31/day
Standard$33/day
Full-size$33/day
Full-size SUV$61/day
Premium$46/day
Intermediate SUV$55/day
Standard SUV$55/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Fairfax car rental reviews and directory

From $41/dayRated #1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.4 Excellent (35 reviews)
6 locations in Fairfax
Enterprise
Locations in Fairfax
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
  • 8.5
  • 8.4
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayMay 17 2021
The drop off was not easy at all. Was able to pick a time slot to drop off the car at 6pm not knowing the location actually closed at 4pm. Staff did not tell us the procedures for the after hours drop off. My husband went all the way there, then had to come back and we had to call the Enterprise help line to have them tell us how to drop off the car after hours.Communication with staff about drop off procedures especially after hours.
9.6 ExcellentMay 22 2020
Staff was friendly and despite my booking the wrong day, let me rent the same truck for the same price.This is just all Enterprise Car Rental's in general, but they don't require the person returning the car to fill the gas tank to the top and just bring it back the way it was. I always find that harder to do.
8.0 ExcellentDec 31 2019
I LOVED my rental, an expidition max. Delightful to drive.The car wasn’t ready on time. Securing my rental investment loved a call the day before, to ensure that I did, in fact, want what I’d reserved. And then, when I arrived, on time for my rental, it wasn’t there, it wasn’t in transit, and I had to wait 1.5 hours to be transported to a different location to get a suitable vehicle.
8.0 ExcellentDec 1 2019
Convenient location
8.0 ExcellentDec 1 2019
Customer service
2.0 MediocreSep 9 2019
Car was very dirty. Customer service was not good.
9.6 ExcellentAug 3 2019
The car we wanted (4-wheel drive) was available when we arrived for pickup.Car Interior cleaniness
9.2 ExcellentMar 14 2019
There was a horrible beeping sound anytime another car came near you. I know it's a safety thing to alert the driver but damn I wish I could turn it off. Drove me nuts for a month. If I cant see the 18wheeler rt next to me then I shouldn't be driving in the first place
10.0 ExcellentJan 1 2019
Helpful & AccomodatingAfter we saw the car that we were getting, we asked if they had any larger cars available. They found something we liked, and allowed us to upgrade. In addition, they advised us not to use our credit card insurance, but either use our own car insurance or buy theirs. Thankfully, we did not need it, but I appreciated the advice.
10.0 ExcellentNov 27 2018
Great car, GREAT staff at the enterprise office
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From $33/dayRated #2
Budget
Cheapest deal
7.2 Good (15 reviews)
2 locations in Fairfax
Budget
Locations in Fairfax
  • 7.7
  • 8.1
  • 6.8
  • 6.9
  • 7
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentMay 28 2021
Fuel consumption
10.0 ExcellentJan 21 2021
The staff was very friendly, professional, and helpful. The inside of the car was very clean. it was very thoughtful to see a note that special care was given to COVID19 cleanliness.I do like a clean car on the outside. The car was not washed on the outside. However, we did have a few wet days prior to me renting the car.
8.4 ExcellentDec 29 2019
convenience of kiosk locations.pricing, windshield was dirty and couldn't be clean, was always streaky and precip stuck to all the mirrors and windows from overnight.
4.0 OkayDec 7 2018
Not happyWell it got me to the airport with no breakdown..My car smelled like smoke , mentioned this at pick up and the attendant said He did not smell anything, but I’m very sensitive to smoke and it causes a migraine. Also my price was double what I was quoted!!
7.6 GoodAug 14 2017
The rental office was NOT easy to find. It's located next to Sears, which is undergoing considerable construction, so you have to look beyond the fences and scaffolding to see it.
6.0 GoodAug 10 2017
The car was comfortable, clean, and fuel efficient. They gave me a ride to the Metro, but it's not close to the Metro.I was charged another day for late return. I thought I had until noon, but I picked up at 10:48AM. The location was in the basement of the Marriott with only one man working and only a couple of cars. When I arrived to return, the office was closed while the one man working there was buying his lunch.
8.8 ExcellentMay 4 2017
Good Service - a few bumps in the roadGot a brand new minivan. Service was kind and helpful.The ezpass box was still open from the previous user so I was charged for tolls. I kept it open after the first one when I went through the full service line and it was automatically charged. Costs really climb with taxes or any added coverage.
10.0 ExcellentNov 23 2016
The agency employee was very friendly and efficienHe was very pleasant and helpful, he even gave me directions since I was driving to my sister's house and I usually fly. When I returned the car, he was just as efficient with the paperwork and even asked if I had a nice visit with my sister. I only regret that I didn't ask his name so that I could let the company know that they've got a great employee in that office! Thanks
4.4 OkaySep 9 2016
Paid way more than what was advertised. Scammed.Cleanliness of car.Final Price was much more than advertised. I had to wait 43 min to get my car, it was reserved for 10:00 am, got it at 10:43. I was charged extra time that wasn't included in reservation price. I was charged for under 25 fee PER DAY. I thought I was paying a little over $200 for the rental, and I paid over $300. For 2 days.
6.4 GoodDec 19 2015
Major Mixup: Either Kayak or Budget Sent Me To TheThe car itself was just fine.Either Kayak or Budget really messed up by sending me an email confirmation to a pickup location that was different from where the actual pick up location was. The Budget agent was not able to locate my reservation despite show in them my confirmation email im person. They then proceeded to rent me a vehicle at a higher price than what I had a reservation for.
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From $34/dayRated #3
Avis
5.9 Okay (6 reviews)
1 location in Fairfax
Avis
Locations in Fairfax
  • 6.6
  • 6.6
  • 5.9
  • 5.9
  • 5.9
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJun 21 2021
Absolutely nothingThe staff was horrendous. Most importantly, they didn’t have a car for us and didn’t car. Worst car rental experience of my life. How can you rent a car and show up to get it without one being available?
10.0 ExcellentApr 18 2020
Efficient, affordable, pick up very good anti virus precautionsWould have preferred if drop off were wearing a mask
From $38/dayRated #4
Hertz
Most popular
5.4 Okay (10 reviews)
1 location in Fairfax
Hertz
Locations in Fairfax
  • 5.1
  • 6.1
  • 5.1
  • 5.9
  • 5.9
Recent reviews
1.9 HorribleSep 21 2021
I been renting cars for long time I never had this poor experience before, that's shame
8.0 ExcellentJun 9 2021
Professional and nice.. just cleanliness was the issue.. the truck was full of someone stuff
8.0 ExcellentMar 4 2021
Vehicle was very dirty inside.
8.0 ExcellentAug 25 2019
The vehicle we picked up was bigger than advertised. That was a pleasant surprise.This location is inside a hotel. There was no way of knowing that. There are no signs outside or notes on the website that tell you that.
2.0 MediocreSep 24 2017
We were very upset over our experience with Hertz, and doubt if we will use them again. We booked on line and there was no reference to having to show our passports to get the vehicle. When we arrived to pick it up we were told they wouldn't release the vehicle unless we had our passports. We had our driver's licences with us. When we asked could we return within the hour with the passports, we were told they closed at 12 noon, and there would be no time. So we cancelled our rental and rang the company to explain our predicament, and asked that the cancellation fee be waived, which we hope has taken place. We subsequently booked with Enterprise, who did not need to see our passports. There was nothing on line to indicate with Hertz that we needed to show our passports. This was a very negative experience for us!
10.0 ExcellentJul 26 2017
Super!!!Service Car CostNothing
2.0 MediocreJan 5 2017
Disgusting condition of carEveryone was very polite though not accommodating.The minivan that was waiting for me to pick up was in disgusting condition. Filth on all the seats and even gum (among other things) ground into the console panel. Stains, Soda and stickiness were on all the seats. I asked for a different car, and was told by the acting manager and the regional manager that there was no other car available for at least 24 hours. While I was told that I would receive a substantial discount if we still took the car, it was just a promise and no amount was given. Given the condition of the car, I refused the contract and ended up renting at another car rental company where the experience was 100 % satisfactory. I will never rent from hertz again.
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66 travelers who rented a car in Fairfax gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.4

Car rental locations in or near Fairfax

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

$54/day

Good deal

$39/day

When to book a rental car in Fairfax

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Top tips for renting a car in Fairfax

  • With a car rental in Fairfax, you will have many options for day trips and excursions that would be out of reach without one. Situated on the crest of the greater Washington, D.C. area, the city serves as a launching pad surrounded by a well-integrated network of major roadways. A rental offers quick access to areas like the nation’s capital, Alexandria, and Baltimore. What’s more, having a vehicle at your disposal allows you to dictate the terms of your travel. Rather than orchestrating your trip to work around the availability and schedules of public transportation, you’ll have the autonomy to determine departure and arrival times—not to mention you’ll have a place to put your shopping bags while you’re out for lunch or dinner.
  • There are several locations from which you can pick up your Fairfax car rental. You can find a Budget and an Avis at Fair Oaks Mall, a Hertz on Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy., and an Enterprise on Nutley St. There is also a wide range of options available to you from Dulles International Airport (IAD), including National, Dollar, Thrifty, Sixt and Alamo, to name a few. To find the rental car desks, head to the arrivals level (baggage claim level) of the main terminal and exit to ground transportation—just outside, on the far roadway, there are free shuttles that will take you to the rental car locations.
  • Fairfax has a fun downtown area replete with restaurants and bars, which means you will want to keep an eye out for pedestrians crossing the road in these areas. While there are designated crosswalks, people don’t always stick to these spots, so be prepared to yield, especially on the weekends.
  • The northern part of Virginia close to Washington, D.C., which includes Fairfax, is known for having heavier traffic. However, you can expect commute times to increase most significantly during the hours before and after the typical workday. Morning rush hour will usually start as early as about 6:30am and last until as late as 10am. In the evening, you can expect to find the roads quite congested between about 6pm and 9pm.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Fairfax for $39 or less
  • Book your rental car in Fairfax at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Fairfax are around 29% cheaper than other car types, on average

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