SeaTac car rentals

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SeaTac, WA
May 17 — May 24
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SeaTac, WA
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SeaTac car rental information

Pick-up locationSeaTac
Car typesCompact SUV, Full-size, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Pickup truck, Premium, Premium SUV, Standard, Standard SUV, Supplier choice
Rental locations9
Airport locations8
Popular agenciesAlamo, Enterprise, National, NextCar

Cheap car rentals in SeaTac

$53/dayIntermediate
$55/dayStandard
$47/dayFull-size
$66/dayPremium
$82/dayPickup truck
$117/dayPremium SUV
$54/dayIntermediate SUV
$57/dayStandard SUV
$69/dayCompact SUV
$89/daySupplier choice
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

SeaTac car rental reviews and directory

From $56/dayRated #1
Alamo
Best rated
8.9 Excellent (712 reviews)
1 location in SeaTac
Alamo
Locations in SeaTac
3150 S 160th St Ste 509+1 833 329 8466
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
  • 9.1
  • 9
  • 8.9
  • 8.9
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodMay 6 2021
Cons: Alamo had one agent at desk long line was formed. It took nearly one hours to rent this car
10.0 ExcellentMay 5 2021
Pros: Staff was friendly and patienceCons: Everything went really well
4.0 OkayApr 27 2021
Pros: I thought the man at the desk was very friendly and gave helpful directions to me since I had never rented at SEATAC beforeCons: The car was filthy on the inside, we had to get rags and wipe it down because it was disgusting. Also, the attendants at the car lot didn’t offer help, my car was missing a hubcap when I picked it up and there was no one to report it to, and it was unclear what to do about that, so I just left. When I dropped off the car the return man said that I should have reported it to someone because otherwise I would be charged. He listened to what I told him about the pick up and was gracious thankfully.
8.0 ExcellentApr 5 2021
Cons: I reserved a RAV4, got a Tucson. A RAV4 would have been more comfortable for a long drive.
10.0 ExcellentApr 3 2021
Pros: Smooth and easy.Cons: All was good.
10.0 ExcellentMar 29 2021
Pros: Pickup and drop off were easy.Cons: n/a
10.0 ExcellentMar 24 2021
Cons: The service was great, car was clean and in excellent condition. I thought the price could’ve been a little lower.
10.0 ExcellentMar 14 2021
Pros: Helpful staff, clean comfortable vehicle.
8.0 ExcellentMar 1 2021
Pros: Courteous staffCons: First car brought to me had been smoked in.
8.0 ExcellentFeb 26 2021
Pros: The agent picking up was funny. The car was pretty nice.Cons: The information for renting at an airport could be more defined as well as credit card vs debit card. Luckily I had someone with me who was traveling with me, otherwise I wouldn’t have been able to rent and that’s a shame. Also, when I was originally looking into renting, the price was $200 less complete cost.
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From $31/dayRated #2
Enterprise
Cheapest deal
8.7 Excellent (136 reviews)
1 location in SeaTac
Enterprise
Locations in SeaTac
3150 S 160th St Ste 508+1 833 329 8464
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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  • 8.7
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentJul 6 2017
Quick & Easy Drop OffPros: Very quick and easy drop off place. Then got a quick ride to the terminal.Cons: It was hard to find the drop off site by GPS so we had to rely on signs alone. Upon exiting, the road split and it didn't tell us which one to take so we had to ask for directions. Other than that, it was fine.
3.2 MediocreJun 27 2017
Poor Customer ServicePros: Unlimited MileageCons: It took almost 30 minutes to get someone to wait on us at the SEATAC airport.
9.6 ExcellentJun 21 2017
Pros: Convenient and very quick to check out.
10.0 ExcellentApr 6 2017
Love enterprisePros: Very friendly helpful customer serviceCons: Mpg wasn't ideal
10.0 ExcellentApr 4 2017
Prompt ServicePros: Renting a bigger car than the one we had planned was necessary for our vacation. Service was great.
10.0 ExcellentMar 27 2017
Pros: Efficient process from beginning to end
10.0 ExcellentMar 26 2017
SmoothPros: Quick and Easy deliveryCons: Nothing
6.0 GoodFeb 20 2017
The Nissan Versa was not in great shape!Pros: I liked the compact vehicle that was easy to park and was very efficient in gas consumption.Cons: The Nissan Versa was not in great shape, with a missing driver's side mirror and it was very wobbly on the road at freeway speed.
8.4 ExcellentFeb 15 2017
Pretty good car and excellent servicePros: The staff was great, they upgraded me to a larger car, which was in great shape and ran well. I am a hard-core Enterprise renter and they always come through with a positive experienceCons: Car smelled like cigarettes and windshield wipers were old so didn't work great
10.0 ExcellentJan 24 2017
Top Shelf!!!Pros: The entire Enterprise Experience is fantastic!!! Your people are so nice and on track. Great product!!!
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From $102/dayRated #3
Silvercar
9.5 Excellent (8 reviews)
1 location in SeaTac
Silvercar
Locations in SeaTac
16826 International Blvd+1 855 359 2227
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 17:00
  • 9.5
  • 9.7
  • 9.5
  • 9.5
  • 9.2
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentDec 26 2019
Pros: Great service. They were very friendly and accommodating.Cons: The price listed was not their actual price. Had to call in and get the prices changed. In this regard they were extremely helpful.
10.0 ExcellentAug 10 2019
Cons: Wonderful service from the time you arrive to picking up the car and return. Will definitely use them again and again.
10.0 ExcellentAug 8 2018
I am a convert-better cars and simplier than other agency w/ AppPros: the simplicity and no lines - use App
10.0 ExcellentAug 19 2017
Great experience over all.Pros: Great car. Great service. Great price. Win all around.
From $77/dayRated #4
National
9 Excellent (7 reviews)
1 location in SeaTac
National
Locations in SeaTac
3150 S 160th St Ste 507+1 833 329 8465
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
  • 8.2
  • 9.1
  • 9.4
  • 9.4
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentJan 4 2017
Love NationalPros: Wish it was a little more affordable to rent an SUV.
6.8 GoodSep 26 2016
Pros: Good selection of cars. Easy pickup.Cons: Several vehicles I chose - but didn't drive away - wreaked of cigarettes! Are you guys charging/fining people afterwards when they blantantly disregard the agreement terms that say NO SMOKING - because National is clearly NOT doing anything to actually clean the horrible smell from the vehicles. This is a big problem I always have with National and in general the rental industry effectively encourages people to smoke in their vehicles as the do nothing to enforce - or recitify the problem after the fact.
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From $32/dayRated #5
Hertz
Most popular
9 Excellent (8 reviews)
1 location in SeaTac
Hertz
Locations in SeaTac
3201 S. 176th Street+1 206 433 5275
Monday08:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 17:30
  • 9.2
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  • 8.5
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentAug 14 2017
Pros: I loved the 2017 Ford Focus I got. I was great to drive.
6.8 GoodJun 25 2017
Who knew there were 2 different "airport" locations!Pros: When I finally got my rental car, it was very nice, new, and clean. The girl at the Hertz desk at the Marriott was very personable, and even walked out to the car with me to show me some of its features. I would definitely rent from the Marriott airport Hertz location again.Cons: When booking my rental car, I chose the "airport" location in Seattle. Upon arrival I took the shuttle to the huge car rental location, waited in line over 1/2 hour, only to find that I needed to go to the Hertz desk at the Marriott airport hotel. So, I had to lug all my luggage around the rental car building, find the shuttle back to the airport, then find a different shuttle for the Marriott, get there and get my rental car. I was very frustrated as it took over 90 minutes to do this. If there are 2 "Airport" locations for Hertz, they should specify which one!! Next time I travel to Seattle I will know, and will actually specifically seek out the Marriott location. Not only was it less expensive there, there was no wait, and the customer service folks were all very helpful. Hertz just needs to indicate which location you are renting from.
9.2 ExcellentApr 18 2017
Good ServicePros: Easy to pick-up, easy to drop-off. Close to the airport but without the taxes. Service man was pleasant and office was nice in Marrott hotel. No up charges.Cons: A little more than we'd have liked to pay, but who doesn't like to pay less?!
10.0 ExcellentNov 10 2016
Pros: Pick-up and drop off were easy at my location. Only charged exactly as quoted. Nice, clean car that handled well.
10.0 ExcellentJul 28 2016
Great pricePros: Ease of rental, got lucky with a brand new car, nice features, easy system for pickup and dropoff.Cons: Had to walk a bit from the airport to the mariott location as I didnt realize it was an off airport location. However it still turned out better than expected in spite of this.
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From $122/dayRated #6
Economy Rent a Car
3.2 Mediocre (2 reviews)
1 location in SeaTac
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in SeaTac
20848 International Blvd+1 800 940 5495
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreAug 24 2019
Pros: NothingCons: Don’t call me 3 hours before pick up to tell me you can’t honor the rental. Also hold Economy accountable for having a valid contact phone number. Phone number on confirm is for Zeeba and the other is for an agency in Florida. I live in Kent WA.
4.4 OkayAug 4 2019
Pros: I really enjoyed the spaciousness of this Ford Transit 13 passenger vanCons: The pickup address was incorrect. The van had a transmission issue and it was a very loud ride in this vehicle. I had no drop off instructions.
Eagle Rent A Car
1 location in SeaTac
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in SeaTac
Seattle airport
Recent reviews
keddy by Europcar
1 location in SeaTac
keddy by Europcar
Locations in SeaTac
3150 S.160th Street, Seattle+1 206 444 4974
Recent reviews
NextCar
1 location in SeaTac
NextCar
Locations in SeaTac
3000 South 176th St+1 253 584 1833
Recent reviews
From $36/day
Rent-A-Wreck
1 location in SeaTac
Rent-A-Wreck
Locations in SeaTac
3000 South 176th St+1 253 584 1833
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in SeaTac
Sunnycars
Locations in SeaTac
3150 S 160th Street Ste 507
Recent reviews
From $102/day
Zeeba Rent-A-Van
1 location in SeaTac
Zeeba Rent-A-Van
Locations in SeaTac
19102 Des Moines Memorial Drive+1 800 940 9332
Recent reviews
873 travelers who rented a car in SeaTac gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.9

Car rental locations in or near SeaTac

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$52/day

Good deal

$40/day

When to book a rental car in SeaTac

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in SeaTac

  • While SeaTac does have a decent array of public transport options available, it truly is a car city. With a car, visitors to the city can quickly go from Gas Works Park to Columbia City or anywhere else in the city quickly and easily, as most parts of the city are just a 10- to 20-minute drive from each other. The Pacific Northwest is famed for its natural beauty, and driving is certainly the best way to get to one of SeaTac’s neighboring national parks.
  • Looking to rent a car during your time in SeaTac? At SeaTac–Tacoma International Airport, the car rental facilities are located in a separate facility that is accessible via 24/7 shuttle buses found outside of baggage claim on both the north and south sides of the main terminal.
  • Like most of the larger cities in the U.S., SeaTac suffers from moderate to severe congestion during rush hour. SeaTac’s morning rush hour typically lasts from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and in the afternoon and evening from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. However, congestion is not distributed equally across the city -- roads like the Northbound I-5 and I-405 are among the most congested.
  • Due to congestion on SeaTac’s highways, many of the highways have instituted a number of traffic control methods including ramp meters. Ramp meters are stop lights on highway entrance ramps that allow only one car through at a time at spaced intervals, thus preventing over-capacity on the highway.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in SeaTac for $40 or less
  • Book your rental car in SeaTac at least 4 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in SeaTac are around 27% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in SeaTac

  • Some car rental companies in SeaTac which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Hertz, Thrifty and Sixt

  • On average a rental car in SeaTac costs $52 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at NextCar ($47/day), Alamo ($54/day) and Enterprise ($78/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at NextCar 3000 South 176th St 98198 (1 miles from city center).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in SeaTac are Alamo (8.9, 776 reviews), Enterprise (8.9, 429 reviews), and Dollar (8.8, 88 reviews).

  • The average gas price in SeaTac is $3.25 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $39 and $52, depending on the car size.

  • Standard (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in SeaTac.

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

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

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

  • A Standard car rental in SeaTac costs $50 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in SeaTac costs $48 per day, on average.

  • A Full-size car rental in SeaTac costs $44 per day, on average.

  • In SeaTac, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 3205 Ne 4th Street (6 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in SeaTac costs $361 per week ($52 per day).

  • On average a rental car in SeaTac costs $1,546 per month ($52 per day).

  • Fortunately for large families planning a trip to SeaTac, the roads in SeaTac can accommodate all sizes of vehicles. From SUVs to sedans, you will have no issue navigating the streets of SeaTac. Part of this is because of the relative youngness of the city; unlike many of the older cities in the US, SeaTac, for the most part, lacks the tiny one-way streets and alleys that are so typical of older cities.

  • SeaTac’s urban areas feature the standard range of speed limits from 25 mph to 50 mph, depending on the road size. However, one detail to take note of is that many of the highways in SeaTac have lower speed limits than what you would see in other cities in the U.S. Many of the speed limits are adjusted actively, depending on the traffic conditions.

  • SUV and truck drivers will be sad to hear that gas prices are not cheap in SeaTac. In fact, SeaTac’s gas prices on average rank among the highest in the U.S., with the average price sitting between $3 - $3.50 per gallon.

  • Parking in downtown SeaTac is quite easy compared to other large cities in the U.S. Drivers will find that there is ample streetside and garage parking available throughout the downtown area and in other popular districts in the city. Parking garages are especially a good option if you plan on visiting sites such as Pike Place Market.

  • 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!).