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On average a rental car in Portsmouth costs $71 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 Portsmouth found in the last 2 weeks is $44.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Enterprise Rent-A-Car ($44/day).
The average gas price in Portsmouth is $4.12 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $49 and $66, depending on the car size.
Intermediate (Nissan Leaf or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Portsmouth.
Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.
An Intermediate car rental in Portsmouth costs $34 per day, on average.
A Full Size car rental in Portsmouth costs $41 per day, on average.
An Economy car rental in Portsmouth costs $43 per day, on average.
On average a rental car in Portsmouth costs $498 per week ($71 per day).
On average a rental car in Portsmouth costs $2,135 per month ($71 per day).
Most car rental providers in Portsmouth offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Portsmouth, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.
KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 3 car rental agencies in Portsmouth.
One car rental company which has updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected is Enterprise Rent-A-Car
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 Portsmouth so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.
The ideal category of car rentals in Portsmouth for your trip depends on the number of travelers and where you will be visiting. Most renters pick economy cars for four passengers with two bags. These have exceptional fuel efficiency and are quite affordable but work best when driving on well-paved roads. SUVs suit travel parties of five people with three bags who want to explore rural areas or the cities bordering Portsmouth.
Yes. The city has several one-way streets, as well as some roads that are closed to certain types of vehicles. Some of the roads near the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard have restricted access due to security concerns. An example is a section of New Castle Avenue that runs adjacent to the shipyard, which is closed to all traffic except for authorized vehicles.
The laws in Portsmouth outline ‘per se’ or presumed speeding limits, meaning that when drivers are caught speeding, they are allowed to defend themselves in court and can have their charges dropped if they win. If you lose, your fine is calculated at a graduated rate, and you will have points added to your driving license. Unless indicated, the speed limit in school zones is 10mph, while in urban residential and business districts, you should stick to 30mph. In rural residential districts, the speed limit is 35mph, whereas, in most interstates, the limit is 65mph.
If you're planning on renting a car in Portsmouth, you'll usually need to be at least 21 years old. However, keep in mind that some car rental companies may charge more or require you to be at least 25 years old to rent specific car models.
Metered parking spots for car rentals in Portsmouth operate from 9 am to 8 pm on Monday to Saturday and from noon to 8 pm on Sunday. Some paid parking garages in Portsmouth include Foundry Place Garage on 100 Foundry Place and Hanover Parking Garage on 34 Hanover Street. You can also save cash by parking in free spots like Parrot Avenue Lot, South Playground Lot on Junkins Avenue, Four Tree Island Parking Area on Peirce Island Road and City Hall lower and upper lots on 1 Junkins Avenue.
5 locations in Portsmouth
Pros:Drop off was super easy.
Cons:Outrageously expensive for two days. Extra cost for one-way is not worth it.
Pros:Nothing to like. There was no car. I had no rental. Not good.
Cons:This was a really stressful really inconvenient experience. There could Actually have been a rental- thaT would have been better. There was no car for me upon arrival or at the main rental site several miles away. Your system needs to interact better with the Enterprise system at Pease, which I guess is a satellite rental location. How was I able to book a car when the rental company has no cars? You need a customer service phone number for when something goes wrong.
8.0 Very good
Pros:Drop off was fine; pick up not good
Cons:They called me and told me they had no cars. Gave me no alternatives and didn’t offer to drop me off in Portland to get a car there. Horrible experience.
Pros:The first vehicle that we got was inundated with cigarette smoke odors, which we are allergic to. The staff was very courteous and quickly put us in another vehicle that was excellent. Thank you!
Pros:Great customer service