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Seattle Car Rental Information

Pick-up Location Seattle
Car Types Box truck, Commercial, Compact, Convertible, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Luxury, Mini, Minivan, Premium, SUV, Standard, Van
Rental Locations 45
Airport Locations 13
Popular Agencies Sixt, Alamo, Enterprise, Hertz, Fox

Cheap Car Rentals in Seattle

Economy $16/day
Compact $16/day
Intermediate $10/day
Standard $20/day
Full-size $20/day
SUV $24/day
2 Adults, 2 Bags Economy car in Seattle hertz
4 Adults, 2 Bags Compact car in Seattle enterprise
5 Adults, 3 Bags Intermediate car in Seattle national
5 Adults, 3 Bags Standard car in Seattle hertz
5 Adults, 2 Bags Full-size car in Seattle hertz
5 Adults, 3 Bags SUV car in Seattle national
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Seattle car rental reviews and directory

From $38/day
Rated #1
Alamo
Best Rated
8.7 Excellent (6,578 reviews)
1 location in Seattle
Alamo
Locations in Seattle
1601 3rd Ave
+1 888 826 6893
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From $23/day
Rated #2
Enterprise
Cheapest deal
8.5 Excellent (13,242 reviews)
7 locations in Seattle
Enterprise
Locations in Seattle
11717 Lake City Way Ne
+1 206 364 3127
1601 3rd Ave
+1 206 382 1051
1605 Boylston Ave
+1 206 323 0109
331 Nw 85th St
+1 206 783 5565
5715 Roosevelt Way Ne
+1 206 729 4580
6313 35th Ave Sw
+1 206 933 1750
6520 4th Ave S
+1 206 723 1959
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From $42/day
Rated #3
Avis
7.6 Good (2,328 reviews)
6 locations in Seattle
Avis
Locations in Seattle
100 4th Avenue North, Suite 150
+1 206 441 5668
1011 Pike Street
+1 206 223 3499
1919 5th Avenue
+1 206 448 1700
2724 4th Avenue South
+1 206 682 7029
3150 South 160th Street
+1 206 433 5231
6000 Roosevelt Way Northeast
+1 206 517 5415
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From $46/day
Rated #4
Budget
7.4 Good (4,347 reviews)
7 locations in Seattle
Budget
Locations in Seattle
100 4th Avenue North
+1 206 441 5226
1011 Pike Street
+1 206 623 5795
1919 5th Avenue
+1 206 239 9888
2724 4th Avenue South
+1 206 682 1239
3150 South 160th Street
+1 206 444 7510
6000 Roosevelt Way Northeast
+1 206 525 2534
801 4th Avenue
+1 206 682 8989
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From $30/day
Rated #5
Dollar
7.4 Good (7,175 reviews)
2 locations in Seattle
Dollar
Locations in Seattle
1900 Boren Ave
+1 206 381 1323
3150 S 160th St
+1 206 433 5825
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From $28/day
Rated #6
Hertz
7.3 Good (4,340 reviews)
8 locations in Seattle
Hertz
Locations in Seattle
1301 6th Avenue
+1 206 682 2432
14333 Aurora Ave N. Ste 3
+1 206 361 5767
14500 1st Avenue South
+1 206 243 2026
1501 8th Avenue
+1 206 903 6260
3150 S 160th Street, Suite 510
+1 206 277 2300
3201 S. 176th Street
+1 206 433 5275
3711 Rainier Avenue South
+1 206 725 0444
925 Westlake Ave North
+1 206 213 8572
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From $26/day
Rated #7
Payless
6.6 Good (3,014 reviews)
1 location in Seattle
Payless
Locations in Seattle
3150 S 160th Street
+1 206 496 1174
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From $35/day
Rated #8
E-Z Rent-A-Car
6.5 Good (1,153 reviews)
1 location in Seattle
E-Z Rent-A-Car
Locations in Seattle
3150 S 160th St
+1 206 444 4974
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From $26/day
Rated #9
Fox
6.2 Good (1,738 reviews)
1 location in Seattle
Fox
Locations in Seattle
3150 South 160th Street
+1 206 858 9690
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From $70/day
Rated #10
National
national
8.0 Excellent (891 reviews)
1 location in Seattle
National
Locations in Seattle
1601 3rd Ave
+1 888 826 6890
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Eagle Rent A Car
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3 locations in Seattle
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in Seattle
13809 1st Avenue South
2100 Alaskan Way
Seattle airport
From $38/day
Sixt
Most popular
2 locations in Seattle
Sixt
Locations in Seattle
1521 2nd Avenue, Unit R2
+1 206 508 0040
3150 South 160th Street
+1 206 454 8255
Sunnycars
sunnycars
2 locations in Seattle
Sunnycars
Locations in Seattle
1601 3rd Avenue
3150 S 160th Street Ste 507
Advantage
advantage
1 location in Seattle
Advantage
Locations in Seattle
SEATTLE-TACOMA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
(800) 777-5500
Flight Car
flightcarad
1 location in Seattle
Flight Car
Locations in Seattle
Seattle airport
+1 844 435 8227

Car Rental Locations in Seattle

Good to Know

Most Popular Agency Sixt
Most Popular Car Type Intermediate
Average price $42/day
Good deal $32/day

When to Book a Rental Car in Seattle

Average daily price per month
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Top Tips For Renting a Car in Seattle

  • Ready to rent a car on your trip to Seattle? Save time and avoid public transport by renting a car that will give you the complete freedom to explore this exciting West Coast city. As it’s flanked by water and is home to mountains, the Cascade and Olympic, as well as lush forests and parkland, Seattle’s unique location and great roads offer its visitors outstanding scenic views as soon as you jump in your car.
  • A good place to pick up your rental car is at the Seattle–Tacoma International Airport. If you’re flying into Seattle, the city center is only a 13-mile drive away. Once you land, finding the car rental office is a breeze. You can use the 24-hour shuttle buses or head to the passenger pick-up areas in the main terminal located outside baggage claim at the north or south ends.
  • As a new driver in the city, you need to be aware of Seattle’s often busy and one-way streets. If you’re driving on residential streets, keep your eyes on the road as they often two lanes often merge into one. It’s also good to keep in mind that pedestrians will expect you to stop for them at crosswalks. Fortunately, local drivers tend to be considerate; but, as this is a busy city, you may have to navigate a few tricky situations including narrow streets, hills, and rainy weather.
  • If you’re not in a rush to discover Seattle, you won’t be affected by the slow traffic that can build on some of the busier streets, particularly in the metropolitan areas. The best time to avoid driving around Seattle is later in the week, especially on Fridays. Rush hour can also hit on busier weekend afternoons. Thankfully, Seattle has a few traffic cameras dotted around its roads, helping you keep an eye on the freeway and other congested intersections.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Seattle for $32 or less
  • Book your rental car in Seattle at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Seattle are around 11% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Premium rental cars in Seattle are around 58% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs About Renting a Car in Seattle

How much does it cost to rent a car in Seattle?

On average a rental car in Seattle costs $57 per day.

What is the most popular rental car in Seattle?

Intermediate (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Seattle.

What is the cheapest car rental company in Seattle?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at National ($10/day), Rent-A-Wreck ($15/day) and Hertz ($20/day).

What is the best rental car company in Seattle?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Seattle are Alamo (8.7, 6578 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 13242 reviews), and Sixt (7.7, 1708 reviews).

Which car rental companies are at the airport: Seattle/Tacoma Intl Airport (SEA)?

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

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: 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 Sixt, Dollar, Fox, Hertz, Enterprise, E-Z Rent-A-Car, Alamo, Budget, Thrifty, and Payless.

What is the cheapest rental car location in Seattle?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at National 1601 3rd Ave 98101 (1 miles from city center).

How can I find car rentals near me in Seattle?

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

What type of car is recommended for driving in Seattle?

If you want to whizz around “Jet City” in the comfort of your own rental car, then you need to understand that a smaller vehicle is ideal for navigating the narrow streets. Seattle’s hills and small side streets also mean that a subcompact car would be the best option for driving and parking in the city.

What's the speed limit in Seattle?

When you take to the roads in your rental car, you need to make a note of the strict speed limits in place around Seattle. The speed limit on residential streets is 20 mph, with an increase to 25 mph on arterial roads. You will find many signposts warning you of the limits in place and advising you to slow down. If you are driving close to an elementary school, you can expect to go through speed cameras, allowing them to strictly enforce the 20-mph speed limit.

How are gas prices in Seattle?

Washington State has pretty high gas prices compared with the rest of the United States. On average, you can anticipate paying around $3.35 for a gallon of regular gas in Seattle. As a tourist to Seattle, it’s good to know that you will be expected to pay for your gas first, then fill up. Most fuel pumps accept credit cards as well as cash, so you can fill up with ease.

Where are the best places to park in Seattle?

When it comes to parking in Seattle, be prepared to pay. Seattle has a wide range of parking options, from parking lots to street parking. If you want to visit Pioneer Square or Central Waterfront, a good idea is to park downtown on a Sunday, as parking is free on the street. On weekdays after 18:00 there are also discounted parking rates around the city. One thing to remember when you are parking your rental car is to carry cash, as credit card machines are quite rare.