|Car types||Compact, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Minivan, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV, Supplier choice|
|Popular agencies||Turo, Hertz, NextCar, Avis|
On average a rental car in Gaithersburg 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 Gaithersburg found in the last 2 weeks is $30.
The average gas price in Gaithersburg is $4.16 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $50 and $67, depending on the car size.
Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Gaithersburg.
The only car rental company onsite at Dulles Intl airport is Hertz.
The only car rental company onsite at Baltimore/Washington airport is Hertz.
The only car rental company onsite at Reagan-National airport is Hertz.
Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Baltimore/Washington airport to off-airport locations include NextCar, Hertz, Payless, Dollar, Budget, Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Avis, Thrifty, and National.
Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Reagan-National airport to off-airport locations include Dollar, Hertz, Alamo, Budget, Advantage, Thrifty, Avis, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, E-Z Rent-A-Car, and National.
Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.
An Economy car rental in Gaithersburg costs $40 per day, on average.
A Full Size car rental in Gaithersburg costs $163 per day, on average.
A Special car rental in Gaithersburg costs $60 per day, on average.
On average a rental car in Gaithersburg costs $332 per week ($47 per day).
On average a rental car in Gaithersburg costs $1,421 per month ($47 per day).
Most car rental providers in Gaithersburg offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Gaithersburg, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.
KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 5 car rental agencies in Gaithersburg.
Some car rental companies in Gaithersburg which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Hertz, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Avis
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!).
KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Gaithersburg so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.
Choosing a Gaithersburg car rental is determined by the kind of activities you want to do. If you're looking for an outdoor experience like going off-road to Lake Redwood, an SUV is the best choice. Additionally, an SUV or van is ideal for large families because it offers enough space. Alternatively, a smaller car like a mini would be a perfect choice if you travel alone or for shorter distances. Lastly, if you want to be a little extra, you can go for a luxury car like a convertible and cruise through Gaithersburg as the cold breeze blows your face.
With the availability of more 7 car rentals, among them, Enterprise, Hertz, and Dollar offering electric cars, and about 33 EV charging stations distributed outside malls, public parking lots, and gas stations in different locations, you should find it easy to rent an electric car in Gaithersburg.
In part of the larger Montgomery County, Gaithersburg has cameras in residential and school zones with speed limits of 35 mph or less. Speed cameras are in Diamond and Marquis Drives, South Frederick, North Summit and Christopher Avenues, Quince Orchard Boulevard and Road, Watkins Mill, West Deer Park, and Clopper Roads, and Girard Street. Some areas in Gaithersburg have speed traps, for example, at the Firstfield RD intersection and 500 Block S Fredrick Avenue. Avoid accelerating when driving in this area to try and catch the green light. When going in the city, look for signage because speed limits vary in different regions.
Other than the payment documents, such as a debit, credit, and printed payment voucher, you will also need your home country’s driver’s license (if it is in the Latin alphabet) or an international driver’s license and a valid visa or passport.
Any person interested in a car rental in Gaithersburg is concerned about the availability of parking spots. The city has a parking garage with 726 spaces in Olde Towne, where drivers will find free and convenient parking. The garage restricts parking in signed and time-restricted lots to free surface parking for short visitor parking or customer parking. Additionally, the garage allows day-long parking only, and overnight parking is prohibited. You can only park in the unreserved spaces. You can also park in other locations, including Fire Museum Lot, Fishman Lot, and Lot off North Summit.
One location in Gaithersburg
8.0 Very good
8.8 Very good
Pros:Drop off was painless.
Cons:Pick up the staff was working single handed. Dealing with a complaint from the family in front of us and while we waited the line grew pretty heavily. They need more staff there.
8.0 Very good
3 locations in Gaithersburg
Cons:They didn’t let me rent the car because I have an out of state license... which has never been an issue before
Pros:Good sized car, easy to drive.
Cons:1) The van had a window that would not fully close - making it very noisy on the highway 2) The agent at the rental office did not offer us a GPS - we assumed that it came with the car, but we found out later that it did not 3) The extra driver rates are very high - especially for 23 year olds. Given that we are covering all of the insurance risk, why have these high rates at all? 4) The fact that Enterprise offices are not open on Sundays is a BIG inconvenience - made worse by having the Enterprise airport offices (which ARE open on Sundays) not linked to the same computer system as the non-airport Enterprises offices. We were not able to add a driver to our contract on the way home (which was on a Sunday).
Pros:I used Kayak to find the car we needed and then dealt directly with my local Enterprise facility to finalize things. This worked perfectly. We got a beautiful new car for our weekend trip. This could not have gone any smoother. All 5 of us were completely comfortable.
Cons:I wasn't able to actually rent my reserved car from Enterprise because they have a policy that doesn't appear anywhere in the reservation process that only holders of an in-state driver's license can rent a car using a debit card. Are they not aware that many people who rent cars are doing so in a state they don't live in?
2 locations in Gaithersburg
8.0 Very good
Cons:NextCar would not rent me a car because 1) Swiss drivers licenses have no expiration date, and 2) they would not accept Allianz rental insurance which I reserved from your site.
Pros:Easy to make the reservation. Very competitive rate through 3rd party service providers.
Cons:Impossible to cancel and extremely complicated process if we are to cancel the reservation at the 11th hour. Also kayak doesn’t provide us customers with a contact number where we customers can make last minute changes. So customers have to be very vigilant about this hidden fallacy of katak. Also it seems kayak has no idea if the service was delivered or not? Pretty sad kayak management.
Pros:We got a brand new minivan with only 30 miles on it! And a Japanese car too rather than a typical American rental car!
Cons:Kayak sold an insurance policy (Allianz) which wasn't acceptable to NextCar. This was really really bad of Kayak. It created delays for every person waiting in line to get a car and delayed the rental process by atleast 45 mins. Canceling that policy. Calling my regular insurance policy and adding another policy. It was too problematic.
Cons:Our original quoted price was $200 but when we went to pick up the vehicle, we were told we had to have complete collision coverage or they wouldn't let us take the vehicle off the lot. That ended up being an extra $27.00/day increasing the cost to $270. Then we were quoted as having to return the car at 3 pm but were told that because that location had decided to close on the day of our return, we would need to take it to a separate location and return it by 1. I spoke with the manager who was complete rude and unprofessional however she said we could return the vehicle by 3 pm as quoted however went at length to lecture me that if I was one minute late returning the vehicle she could check the security cameras with the time stamp I wrote on the return slip and if I tried to lie about it they'd charge me for a four day rental fee. Mind you, all I asked was that I return the car at the time I was quoted at and she treated me like I was a criminal. When I got the vehicle there was less than half a tank in it and the car was filthy.
Pros:Great vehicle. Great rate.
2 locations in Gaithersburg
Cons:I went to pick up my car and was told that because I didn’t order the rental through them they couldn’t make any promises to getting me into a car. Then they told me they were completely booked out of cars. There hasn’t been any communication that my reservation wouldn’t be able to be fulfilled so I didn’t even have the chance to line up a booking elsewhere.
Pros:I received excellent service, Mike and Brian were great, the car was ready when they said it would be, both were very helpful, The car was very comfortable, got a better price online than the original quote, I really appreciated the professionalism, which made my experience there less stressful
Pros:Fast to receive and drop off car; great service at The desk as well.
Pros:Michael was very helpful
Cons:The store was difficult to find. I didn't realize it was in the hotel.
One location in Gaithersburg
Pros:After I reserved the truck for $100 for 3 days, which was a special offer, I was called 3 days prior to my trip that the vehicle would not be available, nor was any vehicle available. I rented a truck from U-Haul.
Cons:Stand behind your offers!!
Pros:Staff was very helpful and tried to remedy the situation.
Cons:Car was not ready per reservation! I had a compact car reserved at 1200. Staff said that wasn’t available, I could wait for a compact (previous customer had waited more than an hour) or take an SUV. Neither was acceptable to me. I needed the better gas mileage, and could not wait. Which is why I reserved what I did, and when. Staff offered me a Prius at an additional cost. He was only able to discount it so much. He wasn’t empowered to do more, so I took it, with intent to request reimbursement for the additional cost. The total was $89.08, versus the reserved price of $64.55. I’d like to request a reimbursement of the difference of $24.53. Pending the outcome of this situation will influence my future use of kayak car rentals and budget. Thank you.
8.4 Very good
Pros:The car was good enough for what I needed (a short-term rental while my regular one was being repaired). They didn't have the exact type I wanted so I had to get a sedan instead but it worked fine.
Cons:The air pressure in the tires was low so I had to wait a little longer before driving off with the car. This facility is no-frills but the employees I've met are friendly and easy to work with. However, they could use more help at this office to avoid long lines of people waiting for service. One person per shift is not enough on weekends.
Cons:Had to wait for an hour for pick up Car
Cons:The time at reception is too much as there is only one person doing everything
Cons:Waited for over an hour to get the service. The car booked was not available, gave us an upgraded car at much higher price and they also slipped in unwanted charges in the final bill, which we did not notice. We were told to come the next day and get the actual car booked, when we went to pick up the car they were again not available. Will never ever go to budget to rent a car.