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Portland, ME
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Cheap car rentals in Portland

Economy$46/day
Compact$65/day
Intermediate$46/day
Standard$46/day
Full-size$47/day
Minivan$92/day
Intermediate SUV$59/day
Compact SUV$59/day
Supplier choice$62/day
Standard SUV$78/day
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Portland car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

Best rated
Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.8

Value for money

6.6

3 locations in Portland

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1001 Westbrook Street

+1 207 774 6391

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
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202 Warren Ave Ste 300

+1 207 797 7156

Monday09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday09:00 - 16:00
Thursday09:00 - 16:00
Friday09:00 - 16:00
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987 Westbrook St

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6.0 Good

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

I booked my rental weeks in advance, but less than 24 hours before I was to pick up my car I was told the office was closed and to call for next steps. I never reached anyone. I ended up calling the airport site and they honored my booking.

10.0 Excellent

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Received an excellent vehicle. Check in and Check out could not have been smoother.

Cons:

Nothing. This was seamless and efficient.

2.0 Mediocre

Dec 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

“Dealers choice was a Dodge Ram pickup truck, something no one would take going to New York City. I had to pay $60 for a reasonable sedan. It was a straight up scam

5.2 Okay

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

I liked the car

Cons:

The car was very dirty

4.0 Okay

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Great upgrade

Cons:

The car was super dirty

10.0 Excellent

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes It was easy and everyone was polite and helpful.

1 out of 34

Alamo

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

6.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.1

Value for money

6.2

One location in Portland

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1001 Westbrook St

+1 844 370 3979

Monday07:30 - 23:59
Tuesday07:30 - 23:59
Wednesday07:30 - 23:59
Thursday07:30 - 23:59
Friday07:30 - 23:59
Saturday07:30 - 23:59
Sunday07:30 - 23:59
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2.0 Mediocre

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing. I canceled my reservation at the kiosk.

Cons:

I was given 3 cars to try. The first car wouldn’t turn on and was filthy. The second car had brakes that sounded terrible. The third was filthy. The clerk was rude and short with me. She said those 3 terrible cars were my only options. Yes, including a car that wouldn’t start. I canceled my reservation and went with enterprise.

10.0 Excellent

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

staff was unhelpful when i told them the car was missing an ez pass

10.0 Excellent

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff knowledgeable and super friendly. Car clean and new

Cons:

Better lighting in the pickup/drop off area

6.4 Good

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

customer service was good wait time was good

Cons:

I reserved a full size car. they gave me a tiny, compact SUV and said "Oh, this is actually one step upgrade for you" It was tiny. not enough room.

2.4 Mediocre

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

I was expecting a midsize suv and got a tiny Kia Soul The back did not have ac- the hatch had to be opened manually The return experience in Boston was an absolute nightmare

Cons:

I should’ve been able to rent a bigger vehicle- my children each had to hold luggage because of the tiny car Returning to an under Construction very y’all and dangerous feeling parking deck in Boston was truly the most stressful experience of my trip I was extremely disappointed with the lack of choices for a vehicle upon arrival in Portland- I was expecting at least a Jetta

10.0 Excellent

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was clean and comfortable.

Cons:

The drop off parking location for Alamo's cars took a while to find in Bangor

1 out of 27

Dollar

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

6.9

One location in Portland

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1001 Westbrook Street

+1 866 434 2226

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Excellent

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was very nice when we went to pick up our car. The car itself was very clean on the inside and out. It was so easy to pick it up and drop it off at the airport.

Cons:

Nothing- great service through dollar rental!

10.0 Excellent

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Nothing, staff in Portland was friendly and responsive when we discovered a problem. I didn't drop off the car, but I'm guessing it went well.

2.0 Mediocre

Dec 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Literally no aspect of this was positive

Cons:

I was told I could cancel, because I couldn’t use my outgoing trip due to a snowstorm. I was not allowed to cancel this trip so I paid around $150 for nothing

10.0 Excellent

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

the guy in Portland was fantastic - very informative and helpful

6.0 Good

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff at Boston Logan were excellent.

Cons:

The car smelled like stale cigarette smoke and cleaning supplies.

2.0 Mediocre

Dec 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

I was not informed at the time of reservation that the company requires a credit card, which I do not have. I paid $35 at the time of booking and was no able to recoup that money, could t rent the car and was stranded at the airport!

1 out of 19

Enterprise

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

7.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.9

Value for money

6.2

2 locations in Portland

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1 Marginal Way

+1 207 772 0030

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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1001 Westbrook St

+1 844 996 0644

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
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2.0 Mediocre

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

POOR customer service and response time to calls

Cons:

We had a problem because my husband was exposed and contracted Corvid the whole experience was handled as poorly as posible and lewft us with a huge bill when we informed them immediately. We won't be using Enterprise ever again

10.0 Excellent

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Very nice, professional and friendly!

Cons:

Honestly, nothing it was geat!

4.8 Okay

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

I got the last car available and the interior had a strong smell of gas for the entire duration of the trip. I had to drive with the windows rolled down and no one from Enterprise answered the phone while trying to connect with them and ask if I could exchange the car during the trip from Portland to Bar Harbor.

Cons:

A real person answering the phone and/or calling me back.

5.6 Okay

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff I saw were nice. THere was no one there when I left with the car, and there was a problem. There was something wrong with the driver's side door, and there was no one to talk with about it. I just left because it was late and I was tired.

Cons:

For $100 per day, give me a car that is perfect. That was way too expensive for a car with a door that sounded like it would break off every time I opened it.

2.0 Mediocre

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

The vehicle we rented was old and was uncomfortable

10.0 Excellent

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Easy check in, great car in great condition, easy and quick return. Super happy with the experience. Thanks!

1 out of 28

Avis

8.1

Excellent

47 reviews

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.5

Value for money

7.2

One location in Portland

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1001 Westbrook Street

+1 207 874 7500

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Didn't take forever like other car rentals, I got my car within 5 minutes of arriving!!

8.4 Excellent

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The agent accommodated our change request at the desk efficiently and the upgrade was more than satisfactory.

Cons:

Off hours drop off needs some work. There were no clear instructions or directions as to where to deposit the keys. I dropped them off at the unmanned desk. I never received a notice that the keys were accounted for.

10.0 Excellent

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was very helpful and attentive.

3.6 Mediocre

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

I rented the car on Kayak for $135. When it was all said and done, it was $298. Nickel and diming you is not ok.

Cons:

Charge what we originally ordered!

10.0 Excellent

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

the computer automatically includes a partial fuel charge and the gentleman that checked in the vehicle had me go inside ant the customer relations person promptly removed that charge.. To me the tis caring about your customers.

10.0 Excellent

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Great value and car. Very convinent location at the airport

1 out of 9

Budget

7.1

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

7.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.4

Value for money

7.1

One location in Portland

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1001 Westbrook Street

+1 207 874 7521

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
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8.0 Excellent

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Most things easy. staff was ok...kind of rushed through somethings. This was our first time renting so I actually wanted to know what they were saying.

Cons:

Fairly smooth experience. The only negative thing was the open bottle of alcohol and pistachio shells found in the pocket of a seat, gross! Otherwise we really enjoyed the rental of the ford Transit for a long trip with 7 kids in tow!

10.0 Excellent

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Fast, efficient pickup/dropoff, brand new car. I've always been an Enterprise guy, but no more. I will go through Budget from now on.

2.0 Mediocre

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing. I got not the same car I booked online and they think it does not matter. Worse people and nonprofessional.

Cons:

Giving the same car I booked and not asking what is wrong with other cars if I did not get the same car I booked.

2.0 Mediocre

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

The car should have been the same as booked online.

2.0 Mediocre

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

It took 3 hours to get my car

10.0 Excellent

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Super easy drop off

1 out of 13

National

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Portland

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1001 Westbrook St

+1 844 370 3978

Monday07:30 - 23:59
Tuesday07:30 - 23:59
Wednesday07:30 - 23:59
Thursday07:30 - 23:59
Friday07:30 - 23:59
Saturday07:30 - 23:59
Sunday07:30 - 23:59
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2.0 Mediocre

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was great

Cons:

The vehicle smelled like smoke.

6.8 Good

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off easy. Staff super helpful.

Cons:

Rental was a Jeep Grand Cherokee. We traveled in Maine over unfamiliar roads GPS often wrong, particularly in Portland Jetport. Often made last minutes changes in turn directions causing us to miss numerous turns and causing way too much backtracking.

10.0 Excellent

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything

Cons:

No complaints

10.0 Excellent

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Van with price as promised

Cons:

Everything fine

10.0 Excellent

Jun 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly and Professional

2.0 Mediocre

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was great

Cons:

The vehicle smelled like smoke.

6.8 Good

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off easy. Staff super helpful.

Cons:

Rental was a Jeep Grand Cherokee. We traveled in Maine over unfamiliar roads GPS often wrong, particularly in Portland Jetport. Often made last minutes changes in turn directions causing us to miss numerous turns and causing way too much backtracking.

10.0 Excellent

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything

Cons:

No complaints

10.0 Excellent

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Van with price as promised

Cons:

Everything fine

10.0 Excellent

Jun 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly and Professional

1 out of 2

Easirent

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Portland

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Portland International Jetport

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Free2Move

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Portland

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Transportation Center, 100 Thompson's Point Road

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
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Sunnycars

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Portland

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Airport Parking Garage, Lower Level

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782 travelers who rented a car in Portland gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.1

Car rental locations in or near Portland

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

$111/day

Good deal

$88/day

When to book a rental car in Portland

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Top tips for renting a car in Portland

  • There is so much to see and do on your visit to Portland, Maine. With a rental car you’ll be able to take scenic tours along the coast or drive from Portland to Freeport to admire the foliage and sandy beaches along the way. Additionally, with a rental car you can explore charming nearby towns around New England like Camden or New Port, Rhode Island.
  • Portland, ME provides easy access to many New England towns. At the Portland International Jetport, the rental car station is conveniently located next to the main terminal. You’ll simply have to walk a short distance to pick up your rental. Some rental agencies at this airport include Enterprise, Hertz, and Budget.
  • Driving in New England can be difficult to navigate because of its many islands. Consequently, you will need a strong GPS system to get around. When traveling in the winter months, note that snow and ice can slow down your travel considerably so give yourself plenty of extra travel time.
  • Rush hour in Portland peaks between about 7:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. in the morning. Afternoons are a little less predictable, with rush hour starting at about 3:30 p.m. and continuing through to 6 p.m. Because traffic can be so sporadic, you might want to check it on the internet or on your smartphone before leaving the hotel.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Portland for $88 or less
  • Book your rental car in Portland at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Portland are around 47% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Mini rental cars in Portland are around -50% cheaper than other car types, on average

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