Ocean City car rentals from $35/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 Ocean City with a pick-up date of 3/26 and drop-off date of 4/13. 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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Ocean City car rental information

Pick-up locationOcean City
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Minivan, Pickup truck, Standard SUV
Rental locations2
Airport locations0
Popular agenciesTuro, Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Cheap car rentals in Ocean City

Economy$48/day
Compact$36/day
Intermediate$46/day
Full-size$51/day
Minivan$64/day
Luxury$109/day
Pickup truck$35/day
Compact SUV$49/day
Intermediate SUV$52/day
Standard SUV$56/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Ocean City

  • Booking a car at one of the Ocean City car rentals is one of the best decisions you can make if you want to tour the city extensively. This is because a rental car allows you to visit various attractions within and outside the city whenever you want without having to worry about missing the bus. Within the city, you can visit the Ocean City Boardwalk, a well-known boardwalk with shops and fair rides, or the Ocean City Life-Saving Museum, where you can learn more about sea rescuers through exhibitions. When the weather permits, you can also visit several beaches along the Mid-Atlantic coast, including Chesapeake Beach.
  • Getting a rental car at Salisbury Regional Airport, Ocean city's primary airport, is easy as this airport is served by car rental agencies like Hertz, Avis, National, and Enterprise. Although none of the mentioned car rental companies have a car rental facility within the airport, they all offer free shuttle services to their off-airport car rental locations. It's worth noting that car rental companies serving this airport provide perks like toll passes and free cancellation policies in case your plans change.
  • Driving your car rental in Ocean city is manageable, even if it is your first time visiting the city. However, you should always keep an eye out for traffic lights, as many of them are equipped with cameras to catch speeding or reckless drivers. Several roads in Maryland have tolls, and you will undoubtedly encounter a few if you plan on driving your rental car around Ocean City frequently. These tolls can be paid for in cash or electronically with a toll pass. Fortunately, most car rentals in Ocean City provide their customers with toll passes.
  • You should not worry about traffic jams when driving your rental car in Ocean City. However, roads can become extremely congested during rush hour, which occurs from 7 am to 9 am and from 5 pm to 7 pm when people are rushing home. So, during your vacation, you should plan to travel in areas and at times when roads are less congested. Congestion on the roads may also be high during summer when most people flock to the city to enjoy its sandy beaches.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Ocean City for $63 or less
  • Book your rental car in Ocean City at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in Ocean City are around 44% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Ocean City

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

    On average a rental car in Ocean City costs $81 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 Ocean City found in the last 2 weeks is $50.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Ocean City?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Enterprise Rent-A-Car ($48/day).

  • How much is gas price in Ocean City?

    The average gas price in Ocean City 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 Ocean City?

    Standard (Kia Sorento or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Ocean City.

  • Which car rental companies are at Salisbury-Ocean City airport (SBY)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Salisbury-Ocean City airport include Hertz, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National, Budget and Avis.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Salisbury-Ocean City airport (SBY)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Salisbury-Ocean City airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National, and Avis.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Ocean City?

    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 Ocean City?

    A Standard car rental in Ocean City costs $51 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Ocean City?

    A Compact car rental in Ocean City costs $86 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Premium car rental cost in Ocean City?

    A Premium car rental in Ocean City costs $97 per day, on average.

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

    On average a rental car in Ocean City costs $539 per week ($77 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Ocean City costs $2,310 per month ($77 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Ocean City?

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

  • How many car agencies are operating in Ocean City?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 2 car rental agencies in Ocean City.

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

    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 Ocean City?

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

    Ocean City's roads are of sufficient quality to accommodate all types of car rentals. As a result, the car you select at your preferred car rental in the city will be determined by what brings you to the city. If you are going on vacation with friends or family, consider renting a van, as it has more space to accommodate everyone, including your luggage. Renting a small compact car is more cost-effective if you are traveling alone or with only one companion. A compact car can also easily maneuver through traffic into small parking spots that would be difficult for a larger vehicle.

  • What is the speed limit in Ocean City?

    Within the city, residential areas, and school zones, the maximum speed limit is 30 mph. The speed limit on urban interstate highways is 65 mph, while rural highways allow speeds up to 70 mph. To avoid speeding tickets, keep an eye out for roadside speed signs, as speed limits may vary depending on where you are in the city. If you visit during the winter, be prepared to slow down to adjust to snowy or icy roads.

  • Where are the best places to park in Ocean City?

    Finding parking for your rental car in Ocean City is easy, as parking is available on private lots and on public streets unless otherwise noted. Free street parking is available in the Ocean City Convention Center parking lot during the day. Near the city, you can park at the Hugh T. Copper Parking Lot, 1609 Baltimore Avenue Parking, or 107-199 2nd St. Parking.

Ocean City car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.8

Very good

9 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

4 locations in Ocean City

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from $57/day

Locations in Ocean City

11809 Ocean Gtwy Ste 1

+1 410 213 0886

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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27424 Auto Works Ave

+1 302 732 3534

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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28656 Dupont Blvd

+1 302 934 1216

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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5485 Airport Terminal Rd

+1 410 677 3810

Monday11:30 - 22:30
Tuesday11:30 - 22:30
Wednesday11:30 - 22:30
Thursday11:30 - 22:30
Friday11:30 - 22:30
Saturday11:00 - 14:00
Sunday11:30 - 22:30
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10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was great/helpful

3.6 Poor

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

No smoking car smelled like a nasty ashtray that had not been emptied for months and closed in a hot car. Had to drive a to drive 2 hour round trip to return the car for another dirty car without any windshield washer fluid in it. But counter person was polite.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

None, worked out well for us!

7.2 Good

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was helpful and very friendly. Drop-off and pick up were easy.

Cons:

Price could be better.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

no pair, no strain

1 out of 2

Avis

No score available yet

One location in Ocean City

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5485- H Airport Terminal Road

+1 410 742 8566

Monday09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday09:00 - 14:00
Wednesday09:00 - 14:00
Thursday09:00 - 14:00
Friday09:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Friendly staff. Smooth, easy, fast paperwork process at the counter at pickup and dropoff. Only problems I had were finding the car, and knowing what to do when I returned. Very small diy airport, with minimal signage. I needed more and clearer info as a first timer there.

8.0 Very good

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Kayak used the wrong number so they couldn’t contact us

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Excellent Staff. Very kind people.

Cons:

As with any car rental a bigger car would be better.

6.0 Okay

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

staff very kind and friendly

Cons:

car should be clean when picked up, i had to spend 13.00 on car wash and still had inside dirty windows

7.2 Good

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff friendly drop off easy

8.8 Very good

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very friendly and helpful in MD and the car was very comfy!

Cons:

Car smelled like cigarette smoke.

1 out of 9

Hertz

No score available yet

Cheapest deal
Most popular

One location in Ocean City

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from $44/day

Locations in Ocean City

5485 Airport Terminal Rd

+1 410 749 2235

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
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7.2 Good

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

Cons:

Bigger cars I am big guy

9.2 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was excellent

Cons:

The drop off cost was steep and their under 25 charge is higher than other rental companies

1 out of 1

National

No score available yet

One location in Ocean City

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from $103/day

Locations in Ocean City

5485 Airport Terminal Rd

+1 410 677 3810

Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
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2 locations in Ocean City

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from $67/day

Locations in Ocean City

11930 Ocean Gateway

410-213-7391

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5485 Airport Terminal Rd

+1 410 202 2145

Monday09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday09:00 - 14:00
Wednesday09:00 - 14:00
Thursday09:00 - 14:00
Friday09:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00
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Sunnycars

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One location in Ocean City

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5485 Airport Terminal

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53 travelers who rented a car in Ocean City gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.8

Car rental locations in or near Ocean City

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$81/day

Good deal

$62/day

When to book a rental car in Ocean City

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