Olympia car rentals from $27/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 Olympia with a pick-up date of 4/22 and drop-off date of 4/29. 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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Cheap car rentals in Olympia

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Economy$27/day
Compact$27/day
Intermediate$29/day
Standard$28/day
Full-size$35/day
Minivan$36/day
Full-size SUV$41/day
Supplier choice$31/day
Intermediate SUV$33/day
Standard SUV$36/day
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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Olympia

  • To realize movement flexibility during your stay in Olympia, you should consider renting a car from any of the car rentals in Olympia. Unlike Olympia’s public means of transport, among them the spotty fare-free Intercity Transit, your rented car will allow you to conveniently traverse various destinations in Olympia. With your rented car from the Olympia car rentals, you may consider visiting the Olympia farmers market, where you‘ll find fresh farm produce, or drive towards the Downtown Historic district of Olympia, where you can shop and dine just a few blocks north of the famous Capitol building.
  • Olympia car rentals provide a more flexible alternative means of transport in the city. If you are driving your car accompanied by your kid(s), ensure compliance with the child safety rules. If your child is below 2 years, they must always travel in a rear-facing seat. For those who are older than 2 years by younger than four years, ensure they are always in a car seat with a harness. If your child is older than 4 years but less than 4'9" tall, they must always travel in either a booster seat or a child car seat. You will get any of these special child seats, depending on the age of your child, from any of the cheap car rentals in Olympia.
  • Most travelers to Olympia would fly to the city via Olympia Regional Airport (KOLM/ OLM). OLM is located about 4.5 miles from Olympia’s business district. To conveniently traverse the city’s outskirts, you may consider renting a car from any of the main car rentals in Olympia. At OLM, you can rent your car from Enterprise Rent a car, located along 2802 Pacific Ave SE, Hertz Car Rental agency in West Olympia Place, or Budget Car Rental, on 4424 Lacey Blvd SE.
  • You must be 25 years or older for you to rent a car from any of the cheap car rentals in Olympia. However, a number of the major car agencies in the city allow those below 25 years but above 21 years to rent certain types of cars, in which case you pay an underage fee. In particular, if you are between 21 and 24 years, you can only rent a car whose capacity does not exceed 5 passengers. When coming to pick up your car from any of the car rental locations in Olympia, ensure you have a valid driver's license and a major debit card or credit card, both in your name.
  • Unlike the other cities experiencing rush hour traffic congestions, uncontrolled cyclists, and jaywalkers that often result in wrecks, the major roads in Olympia experience less of jaywalkers and cyclists, who jump into the roads without notifying. However, when driving your rented car from Olympia car rentals, you have to be careful not to actively engage on your phone while driving, especially on major highways. Due to the significant administrative nature of the city, traffic and general security cameras are mounted in strategic positions to note and record each activity on the road.
  • You will have the privilege of renting a specific car model or type from select locations in Olympia. One of these locations is Olympia Regional Airport (OLM). However, due to the large number of renters who pick up their cars from this location, most of the car companies here do not guarantee their customers to get their specific cars at any time. You can increase your chances of getting that car you prefer by reserving it online via KAYAK prior to coming to pick it up at the airport. Remember that the privilege of getting a specific car attracts an additional charge.
  • Although driving in Olympia is relatively easy, winter’s inclement weather is a major threat. During winter, wind storms make it difficult to drive. Wrecks on the major interchanges increase, and the general traffic worsens. In the early mornings and late evenings, black ice may not be spotted with ease. Once you hit it, there are higher chances your car will lose control. For safety, you may have to drive at an extremely low speed. This will, however, eat into your time and destination schedules.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Olympia for $38 or less
  • Book your rental car in Olympia at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Olympia are around 82% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Olympia

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

    On average a rental car in Olympia costs $54 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 Olympia found in the last 2 weeks is $31.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Olympia?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($27/day), Avis ($33/day) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car ($34/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Hertz 400 Cooper Point Sw Suite 145 98502 (2 miles from city center).

  • How much is gas price in Olympia?

    The average gas price in Olympia is $3.82 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $46 and $61, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Olympia?

    Intermediate (Nissan Leaf or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Olympia.

  • Which car rental companies are at Seattle/Tacoma Intl airport (SEA)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Seattle/Tacoma Intl airport include Kyte, Fox, Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty, Budget, E-Z Rent-A-Car, Fox Autorent, Europcar and Avis.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Seattle/Tacoma Intl airport (SEA)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Seattle/Tacoma Intl airport to off-airport locations include Fox, Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty, Sixt, Budget, Alamo, E-Z Rent-A-Car, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and Europcar.

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

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

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Olympia?

    An Intermediate car rental in Olympia costs $27 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Olympia?

    A Standard car rental in Olympia costs $61 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Premium car rental cost in Olympia?

    A Premium car rental in Olympia costs $180 per day, on average.

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

    In Olympia, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 400 Cooper Point Sw Suite 145 (2 miles from city center).

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

    On average a rental car in Olympia costs $380 per week ($54 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Olympia costs $1,630 per month ($54 per day).

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

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

  • How many car agencies are operating in Olympia?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 5 car rental agencies in Olympia.

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

    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 Olympia?

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

    When renting your car from Olympia car rentals, you have to consider the capacity of the car versus the number of users. If you are traveling solo, you may consider renting an economy car. With an economy car, you will find it easy to navigate through the narrow Olympia alleys. It’s also easier to squeeze it into the limited parking spaces in the highly competitive Olympia parking lots. If you’re traveling as a group of more than five, consider renting an SUV or minibus.

  • Are there toll roads in Olympia?

    Yes. Road tolls are some of the extra costs you are likely to incur when driving your rental car in Olympia. Lake Olympia Parkway and Fort Bend Parkway are some of the toll roads in the city that you should be aware of.

  • What’s the speed limit in Olympia?

    When driving your rented car from the car rentals in Olympia, you should maintain Thurston County’s recommended speed limits. The adopted traffic code’s Chapter 12.105 – “Speed Limits and Restrictions,” recommends a speed limit of 20 mph when driving within the school zones, 25 mph for the residential plats, and 50 mph on all county roads.

  • Will I have to pay a congestion charge for my rental car in Olympia?

    Any time you enter a congestion charge zone, you will pay a congestion fee for your rental car like any other vehicle. You will know that you are entering Olympia's congestion charge zone when you see a signpost of white "c" in a red circle.

  • Where are the best places to park in Olympia?

    To benefit from free parking, you can either consider booking a hotel with onsite free parking or maximize your chances to park in the areas north of the Capitol Campus or downtown on a holiday, weekend, or on the weeknights from 5 pm. During weekdays, you will have to pay for the metered parking in 2, 3, and 9-hour meter rates. Some of these metered parking lots include; East Plaza Garage, located in Washington State Capitol Building and Campus, State Ave NE Parking, located on 222 State Ave NE, or the Jefferson St SE Parking, located on 611 Jefferson St SE.

Olympia car rental reviews and directory

Budget

9.8

Wonderful

14 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

9.6

Comfort

9.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Olympia

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Locations in Olympia

1100 Plum Street Southeast

360-943-3906

Opening times not available

4424 Lacey Boulevard Southeast

+1 360 491 5556

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

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9.2 Wonderful

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Good location.

Cons:

Lobby is clean, but could use an upgrade.

5.2 Fair

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was friendly but not prepared to handle the volume of customers in the loby. Training was an obvious issue as only in person knew what to do.

Cons:

Better trained staff and a cleaner store front. A print machine that prints legibly. I couldn’t varify the rental car return location with my receipt because the rental contract was printed poorly.

8.8 Very good

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff at both ends was great, corteuos and friendly

Cons:

No xm radio

2.0 Poor

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Despite reserving a vehicle online, there was no car available to pick up. The owner of the location berated me on the phone.

4.4 Mediocre

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was clean

Cons:

Huge push and advertisements for GPS. None. No maps, no instructions or help with car. Stripped out manual,

9.2 Wonderful

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Peppy little car, wonderful to drive. Straight forward pick up and drop off. Like that we had unlimited miles and economical on gas. We were d going to be charged for an extra day sure being two hours late at drop off, but they got the time wrong on pick up and we were an hour late, and amended invoice

1 out of 3

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.7

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.8

Value for money

7.6

4 locations in Olympia

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Locations in Olympia

1219 Carpenter Rd Se Ste A

+1 360 456 0786

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

2400 Carriage Loop Sw

+1 360 956 3714

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

2802 Pacific Ave Se

+1 360 438 1278

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

9816 S Tacoma Way

+1 253 582 8240

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes they were.

Cons:

I think it is very good.

4.0 Mediocre

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Got a ride back to the mechanic to pick up my own car

Cons:

If they would have honored the price I had rented for online

2.0 Poor

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

They didn't even have the car I reserved

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was awesome! AND when I needed a ride back to my hotel, the Manager gladly and with kindness went out of his way to take care of me.

Cons:

Can't think of any at this moment. Thank you!

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and helpful

7.2 Good

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up was rocky, she really had a problem with us not buying their insurance and using our own.

1 out of 6

Avis

5.2

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.7

Value for money

3.9

One location in Olympia

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Locations in Olympia

4424 Lacey Boulevard Southeast

+1 360 491 5626

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

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2.0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Avis screwed up 2 rentals now and it's impossible to get them on the phone.

8.4 Very good

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Warn passengers that their iPhone map may direct them to 1919 5th ave w. Which is a ways from 1919 5th ave. I almost missed drop off because of this- my mistake but probably will happen to others.

Cons:

Could be friendlier at the downtown drop off ....

8.4 Very good

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

car was clean and in excellent condition

Cons:

busy at counter with both pickup and drop

2.0 Poor

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Car performed well and met our needs.

Cons:

Took over an hour of waiting in line to pick up car as the staff was slow. They rushed through the contract process and we were not informed about additional fees that were charged. Car exterior was not clean. When returning the vehicle additional fees were not explained as well. Will never rent from this location, or from Avis again.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2015

KAYAK

Pros:

Perfect car for our needs, easy to drive. The people we dealt with on both ends of our trip were very helpful and curteous.

2.0 Poor

Aug 2023

KAYAK
I rented a car in Olympia, Wa. I drove home to Oregon (about 3.5 hours) and parked the car in the driveway. Two days later I planned to drive the car to an appointment (at 1pm) but noticed a huge oil spot under the car. I called roadside service. They advised me to drive the car to the nearest open Avis (1 hour away). I informed them that I would not be driving a vehicle with no oil that far. After deliberating back-and-forth for quite some time,, the representative finally agreed with me and said she would “schedule” a tow company to pick up the vehicle and send someone to my home with a replacement vehicle. I hadn’t heard from Avis and nobody showed up to pick the vehicle up by 10 o’clock that evening. So I called roadside assistance again to inquire on the ETA. The representative advised me that the roadside tow request had expired, but he would initiate another request. I received a call from the tow company at one in the morning. The dispatch let me know that they would be at my house within an hour and a half. (2:30 am). I let him know. It was way too late to come at that time. He agreed to come the next morning, which he did. I contacted Avis again the next morning and asked them to cancel my request for a vehicle exchange. The representative told me I would be responsible for all charges through the end of my contract, which was going to be four more days. I explained to him that I wanted to cancel the reservation as soon as the tow truck picked up the vehicle. I didn’t feel I was responsible for any additional charges. I made several calls to Avis within 24 hours. At no time was I ever assured that I would not have to pay additional fees for a vehicle. I didn’t have in my possession. In addition to that, I was also told that I may be responsible for the tow fees. I am still waiting on a final charge. This was my first and only experience with Avis. I will not be a returning customer.

1 out of 3

Hertz

4.6

Mediocre

3 reviews
Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

3.3

Comfort

4.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.3

Value for money

4.0

2 locations in Olympia

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Locations in Olympia

2015 Cooper Point Road Sw

+1 360 786 5665

Opening times not available

400 Cooper Point Sw Suite 145

+1 360 352 0171

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00

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4.0 Mediocre

Jan 2022

KAYAK
The vehicle was very dirty. It had not been cleaned after the previous use. Very disappointed, especially when COVID and omicron viruses are everywhere these days.

2.0 Poor

Aug 2023

KAYAK
We received a confirmation number on Wednesday before supposedly picking the vehicle up on Saturday. Unfortunately when we went to pick up the SUV, they didn't have one . We waited most of the day but none came in. They would have given us a smaller one but I am on oxygen and have a scooter which was the reason we were renting the large SUV, We needed the extra space. Andrew said we would be refunded in full right away. I so hope that is true. That is a lot of money for such a big disappointment 😞

1 out of 1

Easirent

4.6

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Olympia

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Locations in Olympia

Olympia Regional Airport

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51 travelers who rented a car in Olympia gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.6

Car rental locations in or near Olympia

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$54/day

Good deal

$38/day

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