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Hanover, MD
Jun 2 — Jun 9
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Hanover, MD
Thu 6/2
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Hanover car rental information

Pick-up locationHanover
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Minivan, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations9
Airport locations9
Popular agenciesDollar, Budget, Thrifty

Cheap car rentals in Hanover

Economy$40/day
Compact$40/day
Intermediate$39/day
Standard$40/day
Full-size$41/day
Minivan$80/day
Full-size SUV$70/day
Luxury$61/day
Standard SUV$50/day
Intermediate SUV$51/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Hanover car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Alamo
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (360 reviews)
1 location in Hanover
Alamo
Locations in Hanover
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 17 2022
Avis didn’t have the car I reserved. Rented for Alamo at the least minute. No issues. Flight was cancelled and we flew out of a different airport than planned. Again, no issues with Alamo. They were a life saver. Avis, not so much
10.0 ExcellentJan 6 2022
I love the car was super comfortable and economic, and cleaner was a excellent service and quickly
10.0 ExcellentDec 28 2021
Extremely smooth process. No wait to see the desk person, then no wait for that person to direct me to the cars in the BWI garage. Easily found the Alamo booth in the garage where a busy person just finished with the previous person and came to me to walk me to our vehicle, which he apologized for not having that class of vehicle and asked if I wanted something bigger, which I did. He said I can have a full sized SUV but I saw some minivans next to that, and asked if I can take one of those. He said, of course, and suggested the silver one as that is the newest. It was brand new with all the safety gear, which was fun, with a big screen. My phone immiately connected with it and was able to use the phone GPS on the big screen. I'm spoiled! Return was pretty much the same. I'm very happy with no wait, and new vehicle (and the upgrades). I realize the upgrades are hit/miss depending on availability so am just lucky on that one.
8.0 ExcellentNov 7 2021
I told the staff I had not rented a car in a while and needed to be show how to do the dash map app. With my permission, they used my phone to plug in the address but I realized quickly (less than 1/4 mile away) that something was not right. They plugged in the wrong address which would have taken me to western MD, instead of north to PA. Also, I realized in the stress of getting up to PA to see my dying brother, that I did not do the typical check on the car so I pulled over to check and it was fine. Again, something that rentals always made sure a customer did. Maybe things have changed I continued to have trouble with the dash app. In Baltimore, only one did the voice speak at the beginning, so I had to look at the dash and then in front of me to navigate rush hour leaving Baltimore to head north into PA.
10.0 ExcellentJul 25 2021
We arrived around 1:30 AM and all the rental agencies were closed except Enterprise who helped Alamo customers during that time. I was unable to use Alamos kiosk after my dog bit holes in my card used for the reservation. The staff provided calm and welcoming customer service in a potentially disastrous beginning to our trip to Maryland. Everything went smoothly and and we were off to enjoy the sights!
10.0 ExcellentJul 10 2021
Great service from the folks in the garage, especially Jeff! Thanks a lot!
8.0 ExcellentJul 3 2021
I liked the Toyota Camry. It was very comfortable an all of our luggage fit in the trunk.The charges at the end of my week were over $1000 higher than those given to me initially. The weekly rate was far higher than I was quoted. This makes me not want to use Alamo again when renting a car.
10.0 ExcellentMay 22 2021
drop off staff exceptionally helpful with my elder mother
10.0 ExcellentMay 6 2021
ExcellentEverything was perfect
8.0 ExcellentApr 3 2021
Pick up was staffed by only one person and it took forever. But hey, it's COVID.
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From $38/dayRated #2
NextCar
Cheapest deal
Most popular
7.6 Good (193 reviews)
1 location in Hanover
NextCar
Locations in Hanover
  • 7.6
  • 7.8
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayApr 10 2022
Vehicle windows and mirrors were dirty. No one to bring the car to you or show you to the vehicle at pick up. They said it was due to covid but that excuse is getting old and it's just a way for them to cut staffing and save money. Same thing at drop off. No one around, not even any sort of security to help ensure customer safety. From a customer service perspective it was a pretty poor experience. Otherwise, the vehicle was adequate.
10.0 ExcellentMar 15 2022
Next car may be your next car also. All car companies @BWI are all off site together and require a shuttle, so go with the cheapest for the size you like essentially. ( Except SiXT which had poor service in past).
2.0 MediocreNov 15 2021
I originally booked this thinking my total charge would be $150. There was no pay ahead option because when you get to next car, they add a lot of hidden charges before letting you take the car. They also told us that our car insurance doesn’t cover rentals (even though I have a specific plan that does) and we had to purchase insurance through them. They then sent me a receipt for $220. Upon checking credit card statement the day after drop off, I had a charge for almost $400. When I called to inquire, they were rude and put me on hold for 15 minutes before hanging up on me. Do not use these dishonest, ridiculous company.
8.0 ExcellentNov 14 2021
Contacting bwi office is impossible. I left my transponder in car and tried to call and never was able to be through
10.0 ExcellentNov 4 2021
Car was very clean and well maintained, service was very good, price was good. Would rent from this company again!
10.0 ExcellentOct 21 2021
The woman at reception was great, returning the car was easy.
10.0 ExcellentOct 14 2021
Great experience. Will use Kayak again!
10.0 ExcellentOct 6 2021
Honestly for the money I couldn’t complain. Took a chance on a not well known company, and it worked out great. Will definitely rent from them again!
7.9 GoodSep 10 2021
The pick up was a little awkward. The Keys were inside with the clerk, not outside with the kiosk attendant, as promised, so hot and tired from traveling, we trundled back and forth. But in the big picture, it was not a big problem and the clerk was very kind about the mix-up. The kiosk attendant was a little annoying. perhaps he was annoyed with the situation too. But the car was nice and roomy, and the return was simple!
5.9 OkayAug 14 2021
The car was good, pick up was ok and fairly easy, but drop off was confusing (maybe blame Google maps for taking me the wrong way) and no one in the booth to take back the car, so I had to walk towards check in counter before the assistant from the counter met me half way and took my keys. No receipt received, so only guessing at the “extra” fees incurred.
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Rated #3
Payless
7 Good (350 reviews)
1 location in Hanover
Payless
Locations in Hanover
  • 6.9
  • 7.2
  • 6.8
  • 6.7
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJan 31 2022
I went to the counter but didn't finish the booking since the agent required that I produce all of my insurance papers not just my insurance card...which I had. This is the typical proof of insurance. They had some questionable reason for this requirement but it was obvious that it was just a ploy to force me to purchase their expensive insurance. I walked away and didn't finish the booking.
10.0 ExcellentNov 1 2020
Great rental.Nothing. Everything was fine
3.6 MediocreAug 23 2020
The other rental company that helped us
2.0 MediocreJul 30 2020
Payless in BWI is closed and has no cars available for the last few months. However, they are still accepting reservation! Don't be fooled
2.0 MediocreJul 27 2020
We showed up for our reservation only to be greeted by a sign at the counter saying “ no cars available “. We had to scramble and rent from another company at twice the price. There was no one at the counter. Why is kayak booking reservations for Payless at BWI if they clearly aren’t running?
2.0 MediocreJul 26 2020
Booked a rental and showed up to pick up the car and there was no one at the counter. There was only a sign saying No cars available. Very unprofessional and caused unnecessary stress at the start of a trip.
2.0 MediocreJul 22 2020
Nothing. No one was there and I was unable to rent the car.Someone could have been there and they could have had a car there since I booked it a week earlier.
2.8 MediocreJul 20 2020
Nothing. They were not present - only a sign saying they were out of cars.No one was present even though we had a car reserved. There was only a hand-written sign saying they were out of cars. We were stuck without a car and no transportation. It was a nightmare. We could not get in touch with Payless by phone and we were put on a callback list with Kayak because their hold times were over an hour. We were totally stuck with no recourse.
2.0 MediocreJul 20 2020
The Payless car rental has closed at BWI. I received a confirmation email from kayak just a few hours before I arrived at BWI to find it closed. Then when I called Kayak customer service I couldn’t get through. They finally called me back after I’d spent twice as much at another rental car agency snd they said there was nothing kayak could do. I won’t use kayak again. Unreliable.
2.0 MediocreJul 14 2020
We got to site to pick up our car and there was a sign that said “sorry no cars” and there was no one at the desk to even ask a question to.
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From $60/dayRated #4
Budget
6.8 Good (352 reviews)
2 locations in Hanover
Budget
Locations in Hanover
  • 7.2
  • 7.2
  • 6.6
  • 6.4
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 10 2022
Took an hour to get our car after arrival. Budget had to get a car from neighbor Avis because either they were closed or were having an issue with inventory or access. Car smelled of cigarettes and had burn holes in driver seat.
4.0 OkayApr 14 2022
The agent that helped me wasn’t very friendly. There was a guy who helped me get a different vehicle because the one I got initially had a wet seat. When I returned the vehicle I didn’t get a receipt even though I asked for an emailed receipt.
2.0 MediocreApr 8 2022
The Budget office in BWI was closed. A sheet of paper told me to go to AVIS. AVIS refused to honor my registration because the pickup and the return locations were different. I had to make a reservation directly with AVIS. That's my whole experience with Budget during the trip.
2.0 MediocreApr 4 2022
Never got a car. Was in line with about 10 other people and was told they would not honor our 1 way reservation.
2.0 MediocreMar 31 2022
Over 2 hour line to get cars with no cars available. I made my reservation 6 weeks ahead. Line was not moving. Ultimately had to get a car from Sixt for $800 My rate with Budget was $288. Quite a shock to have to pay so much at the last minute. Carol Blee
6.0 GoodMar 13 2022
Rental agent Mike was terrific- but could not provide the vehicle reserved - a samall passenger car and could only provide a heavy Toyota pick up truck the got mediocre mileage. The vehicle annunciation panel kept saying that service is necessary - kind of scary!! Vehicles brakes were soft then grabby; acceleration response was soft then jumpy. Overall sounded like the battery was weak but it got us there. At return facility no one at the location at 8:00 am at the ACY location- would not allow us to extend the return time w/o additional day charge - dad. Pete@therundels.com
2.0 MediocreMar 1 2022
They attempted to charge me double what they quoted me. It was an utter scam and I have now spent two days trying to dispute fraudulent charges.
2.0 MediocreFeb 22 2022
Inefficient check-in, unclean car, car in poor mechanical condition
4.0 OkayFeb 14 2022
Price for a 1 way was $250 a day. I went on kayak and reserved a car for 130. Guy said, we don't have that car, so it's still gonna be $250 a day. I asked him if his manager could approve it, he told me I should try Hertz rental instead. Obviously I didn't rent from 'budget'.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 3 2022
The service was fast and easy. The vehicle of my choice was available, clean and easy to find.
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Rated #5
Dollar
6.7 Good (198 reviews)
1 location in Hanover
Dollar
Locations in Hanover
  • 7.2
  • 7.1
  • 6.7
  • 6.3
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 17 2022
Regardless of having a reservation there were no cars available. They gave an estimated 3 hours before a car might be available. The staff were not apologetic or frankly kind at all. I missed the purpose of my early arrival to Baltimore due to this.
2.0 MediocreApr 22 2022
We had to wait an hour over our reservation time to pick up the vehicle. When we did, the vehicle’s brakes were grinding, making loud noises, and vibrating JUST going out of the lot at 5mph. It was not safe to drive on a highway at all, which we were going out of state. We pulled back into the customer parking and had to go back and forth between Dollar and Hertz rental company at BWI to have the vehicle exchanged. Not sure if they allowed the other vehicle to be rented back out. I had originally paid for the vehicle and was charged the “total price” at the time of online reservation two weeks before. When we got to the counter for pick up, my credit card was not working at the counter. They swiped my husband’s as well. We were both charged for the rental car, however he was charged additional fees that were not originally disclosed at the time of online reservation. When I called Dollar customer service they would not take off the additional fees and said that I would need to contact the third party vendor (Kayak/rental cars.com).
2.0 MediocreMar 1 2022
They were closed down when we got there as scheduled with a sign there were no cars available! Referred us to Thrifty that had no cars either! Said they’d have some in 2 hours, but man in waiting crowd said that’s what he’d been told 2 hours earlier! So we got a taxi to take us to stay at a friend’s house (not part of our scheduled trip), had to pay for the missed hotel reservation that we had no way to get to! Awful experience!
4.0 OkayFeb 21 2022
The Dollar agency desk was closed and the clients were being served by the Thrifty desk. It took too much time.
2.0 MediocreFeb 12 2022
Dollar counter was closed. Had to use Hertz. Took an hour to get car. Car was full of smoke smell.
10.0 ExcellentJan 8 2022
my flight was cancelled for 2 days, Dollar worked with me keeping the car, great
10.0 ExcellentOct 12 2021
Easy pick up and drop off, clean car, nice staff, overall seamless process
10.0 ExcellentOct 11 2021
The Dollar rental counter has been consolidated with Hertz, but the rental experience was smooth. I didn't have to spend long with the representative and picked out a car quickly. Drop-off was straightforward and hassle-free.
10.0 ExcellentOct 6 2021
The Dollar counter was closed. A sign directed Dollar patrons to the Hertz counter. It appears that Hertz is handling Dollar reservations in Hanover. Only a momentary bit of confusion, seeing the Dollar station in darkness, but the agent at Hertz had Dollar's reservation information in her computer and handled everything efficiently. The return procedure was also quick and easy, also done by Hertz.
10.0 ExcellentOct 1 2021
Pickup was easy. Drop off no directions anywhere what to do how to drop off
Rated #6
Thrifty
6.7 Good (173 reviews)
1 location in Hanover
Thrifty
Locations in Hanover
  • 7.2
  • 7.4
  • 6.6
  • 6.3
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMar 28 2022
We rented our vehicle through Priceline under my name. When my spouse showed up to collect the vehicle, they wouldn't release because the name was different, understandable. Even though all credit card and last name information was the same, they refused to change the name of the renter, saying it was on the side of Priceline that this needed to get done. 5 calls later to both parties, i still had to go get the car myself, Uber trip $120 additional expense. Seems it shouldn't be that hard to add a spouse for car pick up.
8.0 ExcellentMar 21 2022
When we showed up, the first car they gave us did not have seven seats. It took me showing the car to three employees before they believed the car only had five seats. Fortunately, there was another car available, but not as comfortable.
8.0 ExcellentDec 28 2021
Had to wait a long time to pick up my rental. Long wait lines one person at the counter. But it is the Holiday season so that's to be expected. Over all good experience 😂
4.0 OkayNov 9 2021
Rude staff and dirty car.
2.0 MediocreOct 29 2021
I never picked up the car. In the email is stated I paid around $800 US dollars and when I would pick it up it would only be another $400. I got to the airport to pick up the car and they told me it would be $2,000 additional but I managed to get it down to $1,200 but then my bank decided it because it was over the 1k cap when being in another country. Therefore I told them I would be back the next day because my brother would help me pay for it. I called Thrifty the next day and they stated they canceled it because I didn't pick it up on the 30th. So my brother had to pay for a rental for me at another rental company. Thrifty stated they would not give me a refund. I am extremely pissed off because first of all they were going to charge me more than 4x the amount originally stated then they canceled it and I never received a refund. Never will use this service again. I am very unhappy because that was over 1k CAD that I wasted. I am so 😡 upset. It really ruined me and my daughters vacation.
3.9 MediocreSep 28 2021
30+ minutes to pick up? Insane! Line barely moving and one person working leaves during the wait. Only 2-3 people working to process pick-ups for Hertz/Thrifty/Dollar. Covid profiteering at work....
1.9 HorribleSep 27 2021
Understaffed to process number of car rentals. We waited 2.5 hours for our reservation.
1.9 HorribleSep 4 2021
Had to go to Hertz counter only one two people working. Took an hour to get my car.
1.9 HorribleAug 14 2021
At 8pm rental counter was closed. No direction posted.
1.9 HorribleAug 7 2021
Car was unsafe. I returned it immediately
From $40/dayRated #7
Enterprise
8.6 Excellent (64 reviews)
1 location in Hanover
Enterprise
Locations in Hanover
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 8.4
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentDec 19 2021
Good little suv. Luggage space was limited Overall good little car for trip
7.9 GoodAug 29 2021
The van was dirty when picked up. I had to leave the windows open overnight and use fabreeze to get the odor out of the seats. There was a dust buildup all over the steering column and dashboard. Very unusual for a rental.
3.9 MediocreAug 20 2021
The car interior was clean. That's about the only good thing it had going. The check-in process was hasty and not much care taken. Gave me 3/4 tank of gas but marked full on contract. Car had a bunch of scratches that weren't marked down on the contract. I asked for an SUV, they gave me not quite an SUV but a crossover with less cargo space than a standard car but a gas gozzler nontheless. I've been renting with Enterprise for over 10 years now and they were my preferred rental company. But my last couple of rental experiences with them have left much to be desired.
4.0 OkayJun 15 2021
The car was not ready it took 1/2 hour. The nav console did not work.
8.0 ExcellentJun 8 2021
Staff were very friendly! Pick up took a while but drop off was great!Had the vehicle ready when we arrived. We had to wait for about 15 minutes
6.0 GoodNov 26 2020
It was “meh”, so nothing was really good.They could have correctly cleaned the car.
8.8 ExcellentSep 28 2020
When we arrived the car we rented was not available and they wanted to charge us to upgrade. They did however endnus giving us the upgrade for free but I had to mention it 3 times
2.0 MediocreSep 23 2020
Staff was rude and truck was filthyeverything
9.6 ExcellentAug 4 2020
It was a pretty seamless experience. I had a Ford Fusion Hybrid, and was amazed at avg 47 mpgs over the weekend.Nothing really
10.0 ExcellentJun 20 2020
Easy on both ends. It seems like the transactions have really been streamlinedI don’t have any suggestions
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Rated #8
Avis
7.3 Good (91 reviews)
1 location in Hanover
Avis
Locations in Hanover
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
  • 7.2
  • 7.2
  • 7
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodApr 17 2022
Staff in BWI is indifferent at best to the customers. Borderline rude.
2.0 MediocreApr 13 2022
It took 2 and a half hours to stand in line to get my rental car. Awful experience.
8.0 ExcellentApr 6 2022
Very good for a last-second trip after normal business hours, where I had to drop off the car at a second location.
10.0 ExcellentDec 21 2021
Friendly staff, even upgraded us without us asking . Quick service
4.0 OkayDec 11 2021
An hour+ to check in with 4 people behind the counter, only two were working. Represtative tried to get me to pay more for an upgrade I already paid for and then by the time i finally got outside to leave the reservation was under the wrong name which held me at the exit. Really only use Avis as it's the only option for some trips. No matter where your pick up is, it will be a circus.
2.0 MediocreDec 10 2021
customer service staff was rude, did not explain anything except when asked. Kinda dismissive demeanor. Better customer service by warm greetings or a smile.
2.0 MediocreNov 28 2021
Trying to screw a renter over on tolls, gas and a moving price for the rental. I just walked out on the rental and used Uber. Will never rent a car again.
10.0 ExcellentNov 3 2021
The only complaint was they didn’t have the car I originally requested and reserved but still gave me a good suv
1.9 HorribleSep 6 2021
The initial car that was assigned to us had a dead battery. That was very frustrating. The manager on duty was rude. This experience was my guest with Avis and my last.
10.0 ExcellentJul 29 2021
The rate was 206.00 for a 6 hour rental
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Rated #9
Sixt
10 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Hanover
Sixt
Locations in Hanover
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 9
Recent reviews
Rated #10
National
9.3 Excellent (11 reviews)
1 location in Hanover
National
Locations in Hanover
  • 9
  • 9.6
  • 9.4
  • 9.6
  • 9
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentSep 26 2016
Easy drop off and pick upCost of insurance
10.0 ExcellentSep 6 2016
Easy in and out process.No issues
1794 travelers who rented a car in Hanover gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.4

Car rental locations in or near Hanover

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Most popular agency

NextCar

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$57/day

Good deal

$45/day

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