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Rental locations52
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Seattle car rental reviews and directory

From $55/dayRated #1
Alamo
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (137 reviews)
1 location in Seattle
Alamo
Locations in Seattle
1601 3rd Ave+1 888 826 6893
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:30 - 16:00
Sunday07:30 - 16:00
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentDec 3 2020
Pros: Staff was friendly and helpful. Car delivered as advertised. Easy drop off.Cons: Better instructions on how to find the entrance to the garage when dropping car off.
5.6 OkayOct 18 2020
Pros: Staff were friendly, efficient, and helpful.Cons: After we got on the road I realized that the tires were extremely worn. We were hydroplaning on the rainy freeway and it was quite scary. The car smelled like cigarettes and there was trash from the previous user in the center console.
8.8 ExcellentSep 29 2020
Pros: Friendly helpful staffCons: The location was hard to find as the signs both at the garage and the lobby unit
8.0 ExcellentJul 13 2020
Pros: The car was sweet.Cons: When I was picking up the car they tried to up sell me 3 times. Then they offered me a soccer mom minivan and wanted to charge me $70 more. I finally just had to say I want to car I had rented to I could get out of there.
6.8 GoodJun 12 2020
Cons: The screens inside the car were smudged and not wiped off well. The person who helped us with our rental tried to pressure us into an upgrade and also into buying the insurance even though we were covered already through our own insurance, and we also already declined it when making the online reservation. He was very pushy.
10.0 ExcellentJun 7 2020
Pros: nice staff, easy process
4.4 OkayMay 8 2020
Pros: No
10.0 ExcellentApr 28 2020
Pros: Friendly, helpful, easy, would definitely recommend and rent again.
9.2 ExcellentAug 6 2019
Pros: The staff in Seattle were all having a good time and the employee in San Francisco was so kind, even though it was 4 AM!Cons: The car looked like it needed to be detailed
10.0 ExcellentMay 31 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly. Car we reserved (Cadillac XTS) was not available. Substitute Infiniti SUV was fun to drive but not roomy enough for 4 adults and luggage.Cons: I know it's difficult to coordinate, but it would be nice if cars reserved were the cars delivered.
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From $46/dayRated #2
Enterprise
8.5 Excellent (369 reviews)
8 locations in Seattle
Enterprise
Locations in Seattle
11717 Lake City Way Ne+1 206 364 3127
Monday07:30 - 16:00
Tuesday07:30 - 16:00
Wednesday07:30 - 16:00
Thursday07:30 - 16:00
Friday07:30 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday08:00 - 14:00
1601 3rd Ave+1 844 941 1527
Monday07:30 - 16:00
Tuesday07:30 - 16:00
Wednesday07:30 - 16:00
Thursday07:30 - 16:00
Friday07:30 - 16:00
Saturday07:30 - 16:00
Sunday07:30 - 16:00
1605 Boylston Ave+1 206 323 0109
Monday07:30 - 16:00
Tuesday07:30 - 16:00
Wednesday07:30 - 16:00
Thursday07:30 - 16:00
Friday07:30 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
331 Nw 85th St+1 206 783 5565
Monday07:30 - 16:00
Tuesday07:30 - 16:00
Wednesday07:30 - 16:00
Thursday07:30 - 16:00
Friday07:30 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday08:00 - 14:00
3711 Rainier Ave S+1 206 487 4993
Monday07:30 - 16:00
Tuesday07:30 - 16:00
Wednesday07:30 - 16:00
Thursday07:30 - 16:00
Friday07:30 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
5715 Roosevelt Way Ne+1 206 729 4580
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday08:00 - 14:00
6313 35th Ave Sw+1 206 933 1750
Monday07:30 - 16:00
Tuesday07:30 - 16:00
Wednesday07:30 - 16:00
Thursday07:30 - 16:00
Friday07:30 - 16:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
6520 4th Ave S+1 206 723 1959
Monday07:30 - 16:00
Tuesday07:30 - 16:00
Wednesday07:30 - 16:00
Thursday07:30 - 16:00
Friday07:30 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
  • 8.3
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentApr 19 2021
Pros: Staff was nice and quickly got us in and out for pickup and drop off
2.0 MediocreApr 13 2021
Cons: When I arrived they couldn’t find my confirmation number and had zero cars to rent so I had to go to another rental place and had to pay $600 for what they had! It was an expense I wasn’t prepared for to say the least. And the people at the enterprise counter were very rude and not helpful at all. I’ll never go through enterprise ever again.
2.0 MediocreApr 1 2021
Cons: They closed without telling me even though I called a few times. Turns out they overbooked and no cars were available. I and another customer was left stranded.
8.0 ExcellentMar 15 2021
Pros: Clean carCons: Wait time was too long - 1 hour to get the car
10.0 ExcellentJan 8 2021
Pros: Super helpful and easy
8.0 ExcellentNov 29 2020
Cons: I needed a pick up on Saturday. There were not enough staff available to accommodate my last-minute request. Perhaps if I had planned ahead this would have been different.
5.2 OkayNov 20 2020
Pros: When I arrived at the desk I asked the first person I spoke with why I could not drop the car in Oak Harbor. Her response was "I don't know, maybe it's closed." Then when I gave her my debit card she said I couldn't pay with a debit card because I had a one way reservation. I thought she mean't my flight was one way, not the car rental. I was already upset about the answer to my Oak Harbor question and slapped my credit card on the counter. She refused to continue the reservation process with my because of my "attitude" and made me step aside. I was eventually taken care of by another person who honored my request to return the car to Oak Harbor (where I was going) instead of Burlington, 45 minutes away).Cons: I had to travel because my daughter is in the hospital, my son-in-law is being deployed overseas by the Navy, and I am here to take care of my six year old grandson. Service personnel need social emotional training to recognize when customers nerves are frayed and cut them some slack. I had a perfectly legitimate question and the first person treated me rudely, setting up a bad situation.
6.0 GoodOct 27 2020
Pros: The car was pleasantCons: Listening to your customers when they multiple times decline a particular coverage and make you feel uncomfortable by persisting. I understand it’s their job but I declined it 3 times and he kept saying “in case you get into an accident” is that implying something cause I’m female? Don’t understand why I was made to fee pressured. His name is Luke
10.0 ExcellentSep 28 2020
Pros: Very friendly, helpful
3.2 MediocreSep 23 2020
Pros: N/ACons: Kayak booked Enterprise to the wrong location, and I had to re-book with Enterprise directly to the correct location at a higher rate.
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From $45/dayRated #3
Dollar
8.3 Excellent (929 reviews)
2 locations in Seattle
Dollar
Locations in Seattle
1900 Boren Ave+1 206 381 1323
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday08:00 - 14:00
3150 S 160th St+1 206 433 5825
Monday05:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday05:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday05:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Thursday05:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Friday05:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Saturday05:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Sunday05:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
  • 8.3
  • 8
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentMay 3 2021
Pros: The rental clerk did a great job and was very professional and courteous.
10.0 ExcellentApr 9 2021
Pros: Pick up and drop off was easyCons: Vehicle had lot of scratches, looked old
10.0 ExcellentMar 29 2021
Pros: I like that they didn’t push me to get additional coverage. They were friendly and kind.
2.0 MediocreMar 22 2021
Cons: the car was filthy. cigarette ash, food, spills. disgusting.
8.0 ExcellentFeb 17 2021
Pros: Overall service and car make/modelCons: Give a non-smoking car - the car stunk
10.0 ExcellentJan 5 2021
Pros: The people attending are very polite and helpful! They do a great job and give great serviceCons: Improve the signals to the rental booth
10.0 ExcellentJan 2 2021
Pros: Quick and easy. Staff was great. No issues/
2.0 MediocreDec 29 2020
Pros: Nothing. Poor customer service, hidden fees, unannounced credit check, wanted kids to wait outside in 20 degree weather.Cons: Up front and honest about fees. Told they weren’t going to honor the kayak price. Wanted to do a credit check so we left. Went to Avis, had a car in less than 10 MINUTES! No credit check, no issues, no reservation and for HALF THE PRICE! GO TO AVIS!
10.0 ExcellentDec 29 2020
Pros: Pick up and drop off was easy.
8.0 ExcellentDec 28 2020
Pros: Staff was excellent. Drop off so easy. Very helpful person too.Cons: Seattle is just a pain no matter what because of distance to get car.
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From $52/dayRated #4
Sixt
8.1 Excellent (662 reviews)
3 locations in Seattle
Sixt
Locations in Seattle
1521 2nd Avenue, Unit R2+1 888 749 8227
Monday07:30 - 16:00
Tuesday07:30 - 16:00
Wednesday07:30 - 16:00
Thursday07:30 - 16:00
Friday07:30 - 16:00
Saturday07:30 - 16:00
Sunday07:30 - 16:00
3150 South 160th Street+1 888 749 8227
Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
808 Howell St+1 888 749 8227
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday08:00 - 14:00
  • 8.5
  • 8.4
  • 8
  • 7.9
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 11 2021
Cons: We will look forward to renting again. Nothing needed to be better.
4.0 OkayMar 22 2021
Pros: The car once we got it was perfectly lovely. Their policies however are not listed anywhere on the 3rd party sites. Also they close earlier than the other places. Make sure you have the same card you booked with and are ready for an additional deposit fee of $200 and change.Cons: The people working the front desks clearly were unhappy to be there and were less than concerned with any customer service. It wasn’t until (after almost 2 hours) the downstairs attendant cared enough to help solve our problem and get us on our way. The upstairs desk attendants simply sent us down stairs to avoid working with us after they couldn’t explain any of the polices or help sort out the situation. While the downstairs attendant/manager was amazing it would be hard to justify booking with this company again- and certainly never through a booking site or 3rd party.
4.0 OkayMar 8 2021
Pros: Staff was friendly.Cons: A bait and switch was pulled on me, and I was very upset. I put in my search that I was looking for a car to pick up at SEATAC. Without me realizing it, the site switched to the downtown Seattle location for pickup (which I didn't realize since I don't know the address on either location). I went to SEATAC to get the car and was told I had to go downtown to get it. I had to call my son to pick me up and take me to downtown Seattle to get the car. I had requested a compact car, and by the time I got to Seattle, they told me the only car available was a Toyota 4Runner. This was a big problem since I have a leg problem that caused me great pain getting into the 4Runner. The customer service guy told me I could change it out when a sedan came in, but two days later I was told that all they have is SUV's because of the winter weather. I was finally able to drive back down to Seattle on Tuesday and trade for a RAV4 since it had a much lower profile and was easier to get in and out of with my sore leg. The customer service guy was extremely nice and set it up so that I could turn the car in at SEATAC when the rental was over. So overall, I had to get my son to take me to the Seattle location, and then I had to drive back down to get a smaller car since I was stuck with a huge 4Runner when I had requested a compact car. This was definitely not my best car rental experience!
2.0 MediocreFeb 15 2021
Pros: NothingCons: No Bait and switch tactics. App should show option to request 4wd vehicle.
4.0 OkayFeb 14 2021
Pros: The car was clean and accommodated all of our luggage and persons.Cons: The staff tried to up sell me from the contract I already booked and paid for online prior to arrival. That was very upsetting and completely unnecessary!
2.0 MediocreJan 11 2021
Pros: Staff was apologetic and friendly.Cons: There were zero options for the level of vehicle I had reserved and prepaid for. Because I had prepaid through a third party, the manager was unable to credit me for the difference in cost for the vehicle I ended up having to take.
2.0 MediocreDec 28 2020
Pros: We realized there was a crack on the windshield and a couple dents after we drove the car out of the lot. It was a rainy night and we did not want to go through the hassle of driving all the way back and ask for another car. We had hoped that these items were recorded and when we return we would not be dinged for it. Unfortunately The lady who was checking the car back in would not believe us and added the damages as a report on our record.Cons: Empathy and trust are crucial in the competitive service industry. The attitude of the lady who was inspecting our car was unacceptable.
10.0 ExcellentDec 22 2020
Pros: Staff was extremely friendly at pick up and drop off. Super easy.Cons: Wipe down the inside better. Something was on the dash and the passenger seat was really stained.
2.0 MediocreDec 1 2020
Pros: Due to Covid Washington state closed. Meaning we couldn't fly in. Sixt wouldn't offer a refund without a $100 penalty on a $270 booking. Awful. Rung them 3 times. Emailed. Still nothing.Cons: A refund or a voucher for another day
6.0 GoodNov 28 2020
Cons: I could’ve been told about the tolls and how much I would be charged for each one.
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From $48/dayRated #5
Thrifty
Most popular
8.1 Excellent (414 reviews)
2 locations in Seattle
Thrifty
Locations in Seattle
1501 8th Avenue+1 206 903 6260
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
3150 S 160th Street+1 877 283 0898
Monday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Friday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
  • 8.5
  • 8.3
  • 8
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 6 2021
Pros: Nothing we were told that there was no reservation and that no payment was received and were charged 3x the amount of money we were told this would cost.Cons: Everything
10.0 ExcellentApr 22 2021
Cons: Pick up took like 25 minutes. It was busy
8.0 ExcellentApr 19 2021
Pros: Easy in, easy drop off. Car was right size and comfy, good mileage for an suv.Cons: Upsell on previously ordered ldw was confusing and expensive, watch out for that. Also an additional $100 for a second driver seems a little unreasonable. I chose Thrifty over other carriers primarily for price, but it ended up significantly higher than the competitors when all said and done.
10.0 ExcellentApr 19 2021
Pros: got a very nice carCons: pick up took an hr long line
10.0 ExcellentApr 14 2021
Cons: Gas efficient car
2.0 MediocreApr 9 2021
Cons: Seattle pick-up location closes at 12P. I arrived a little late for my 12P pick-up, did not receive my car, yet I was charged for the full ten day rental contract. So far after two weeks Thrifty has been unwilling to negotiate.
10.0 ExcellentApr 8 2021
Pros: Friendly staff
10.0 ExcellentApr 6 2021
Cons: Nobody there for early morning drop-off.
8.0 ExcellentApr 6 2021
Pros: Everything about the people and customer service was excellent.Cons: The car had been smoked in before we got it. There was a heavy perfume smell, that didn’t last long. By then it was too late to ask for a different car as we were gone. Also, there was something wrong with the car. I kept getting a malfunction light. It was pretty stressful to be driving around in a car in that condition, but i didn’t have time to trade it in. If it has been a better car, it would have been a great experience.
6.0 GoodMar 21 2021
Cons: Pickup counter only staffed with one person. Had several groups waiting to pickup their rental, but had to wait approximately 20-30 minutes due to under staffed.
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From $67/dayRated #6
Budget
8 Excellent (222 reviews)
7 locations in Seattle
Budget
Locations in Seattle
100 4th Avenue North+1 206 441 5226
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday08:00 - 14:00
1011 Pike Street+1 206 623 5795
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday08:00 - 14:00
1919 5th Avenue+1 206 239 9888
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday08:00 - 14:00
2724 4th Avenue South+1 206 682 1239
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday08:00 - 14:00
3150 South 160th Street+1 206 444 7510
Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
6000 Roosevelt Way Northeast+1 206 525 2534
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday08:00 - 14:00
801 4th Avenue+1 206 682 8989
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday08:00 - 14:00
  • 8.2
  • 8.4
  • 7.8
  • 8
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreApr 28 2021
Pros: yes, but the car sent messages that that the engine needed service. We were in the middle of our trip from Seatle to Processor Washington. We were in the middle of public forests. We continued at slower speeds onward to Processor for my brother's funeral. It made a bad situation even worse. We feared being stranded and missing the funeral. We finally reached Processor. We contacted Avis/Budget at the Pasco airport. We drover out to Pasco and exchanged cars. We eventually returned their car to the Seattle airport' At this time I am not sure what will be the total charges for both cars. I did not need this additional grief due to Avis/Budget renting us a defective, not serviced, automobileCons: A well serviced reliable automobile Francis Giles Schroeder 4329 Saint Cloud Way Cleves, Ohio 45002 513-451-3410
10.0 ExcellentApr 13 2021
Pros: The style, cleanliness, storage, efficiency on fuel and hands-free hook up to mobile device.Cons: Tinted windows four front windows(Driver and passenger)
10.0 ExcellentFeb 17 2021
Pros: The workers tried to help.Cons: Their rental desk in Seattle was closing at 1 AM, but I was not made aware of this during my rental, so I almost missed the opportunity to pick up my key. Once I had my car, I was unable to leave the parking lot since the barricade/gate was across and the power was somehow turned off to that portion of the exit. I sat in my car for nearly an hour while the staff and security worked to find a key or way to manually remove the barricade or find another way out of the rental car area. Eventually power came on and they were able to release me and my rental car at about 2 AM.
2.0 MediocreJan 27 2021
Pros: The staff member was not pleasant. Tried to sell and after declining he refused service.Cons: Fire him. Clearly he was having a bad day or just doesn’t like his job. He should be fired or put in the back where he is away from customers.
2.0 MediocreJan 27 2021
Pros: Nothing. I didn’t even get the car due to the employee’s attitude.Cons: Fire him and get someone who knows customer service.
8.0 ExcellentNov 22 2020
Pros: Drop off easy, very Nice employée.Cons: Not a truck.
8.4 ExcellentSep 15 2020
Pros: Great staff.Cons: fee transparency
5.6 OkayAug 27 2020
Cons: Pickup and drop offf experience was terrible. Constant attempts to overcharge for the rental from saying the website didn’t calculate the right taxes to be changed a fueling surcharge at drop off even though I fueled the vehicle before return. Attendant didn’t look at the fuel gauge and questioned me about where I fueled but did refund the surcharge when requested. At pickup the Budget counter wasn’t even open (went through Avis) and the agent had to manually enter rental info because I wouldn’t accept paying $50 dollars more for the rental due to what the agent said was a website miscalculation of taxes. Vehicle was clean, comfortable, and ran trouble free.
7.2 GoodAug 27 2020
Pros: car was fine. drop-off was quick and easyCons: the price we were charged at pickup was different/higher than the amount in our confirmation email from carrentals.com. i have been in contact with them and they've started an "investigation".
9.2 ExcellentAug 11 2020
Cons: Car outside was pretty dirty
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From $47/dayRated #7
Avis
7.5 Good (100 reviews)
6 locations in Seattle
Avis
Locations in Seattle
100 4th Avenue North - Suite 150+1 206 441 5668
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday08:00 - 14:00
1011 Pike Street+1 206 223 3499
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday08:00 - 14:00
1919 5th Avenue+1 206 448 1700
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday08:00 - 14:00
2724 4th Avenue South+1 206 682 7029
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday08:00 - 14:00
3150 South 160th Street+1 206 433 5231
Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
6000 Roosevelt Way Northeast+1 206 517 5415
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday08:00 - 14:00
  • 8
  • 7.9
  • 7.4
  • 7.1
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodMay 4 2021
Cons: Charged an additional day, despite facility not being open or accepting contactless drop off.
8.0 ExcellentFeb 2 2021
Pros: The car was excellent.Cons: If they have a well training clerk at the front desk reciving the cars
6.0 GoodDec 15 2020
Pros: Everything on the app went wellCons: I had no windshield washer fluid in the car, window had tire shine on it so no matter how much I cleaned it during my travel from Seattle to Spokane I literally couldn’t see and the pass was horrible with snow so that didn’t make my trip any easier I don’t usually comment or leave a negative review ever! Like ever but thought I should say something about it. Sorry if I offended anyone but I use cars pretty often
6.8 GoodOct 12 2020
Cons: Car outside looked clean but inside was not.
10.0 ExcellentJul 12 2020
Pros: Staff was friendly. Pick up and drop off was very convenientCons: Nothing in particular
4.4 OkayAug 30 2019
Pros: One way drop off was easy and Walla Walla staff was great.Cons: Long line. Condescending, snippy desk agent couldn’t be bothered. We reserved a car we knew we’d fit and she insisted we wouldn’t and aggressively unsold a different category. Turns out it was the same size with an even smaller trunk. For more $$ of course.
7.2 GoodAug 26 2019
Cons: Representative made inappropriate and offensive comments about additional driver option related to marital status.
8.0 ExcellentMay 27 2019
Cons: We were two hours later than planned due to flight delay and our car was still not ready. Had to wait for it to come out of the car wash and finish being cleaned.
10.0 ExcellentSep 1 2018
Pros: Staff were very effeminate and friendly, very good car, overall I had a great road trip.
4.8 OkayAug 27 2018
Slow every step of the wayPros: Nice car. Instrumentation in Kilometers not miles too some adjustingCons: Slow at every counter 1 hour wait in line at Seattle-everyone was annoyed
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From $44/dayRated #8
E-Z Rent-A-Car
7.3 Good (243 reviews)
1 location in Seattle
E-Z Rent-A-Car
Locations in Seattle
3150 S 160th St+1 206 444 4974
Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 7.5
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
  • 6.9
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentJan 4 2020
Pros: Staff was nice.Cons: The cars weren’t spotless, but that wasn’t a problem for me. We did get have to exchange cars due to a tire issue. We called ahead and discussed it with E-Z Rent-a-Car. They said they made a note on our profile and there would be no problem coming back and exchanging the car. When we got there, they didn’t seem to know what we were talking about and we spend a little longer than necessary due to some confusion about the exchange. Worked out in the end.
4.0 OkayDec 29 2019
Pros: Easy drop offCons: Car smelled terribly of smoke, super long wait at pickup while the only staff st the desk was chatting with the only customer in front of me, stating “I’m taking my time to see if a car comes in for you”. I had already reserved and paid online, to “save time” the website said.
6.8 GoodDec 28 2019
Cons: Vehicle had been smoked in, did not realize until I turned on the air after departing the rental facility.
5.2 OkaySep 26 2019
Cons: They did not have my car available for me when I arrived to pick it up. That is the first time that has ever happened to me in 30 plus years of renting cars. They clearly did not want to upgrade me to a larger vehicle. Eventually my car became available.
10.0 ExcellentSep 18 2019
Pros: Drop off quick and easy.Cons: Staff both at check in and return were not rude but not friendly. Acted like overworked or not enjoying their job. I can deal with that but nicer if more conversion.
7.2 GoodSep 17 2019
Cons: Check in agent was extremely rude
10.0 ExcellentAug 18 2019
It was great experiencePros: The car was nice, clean, and nothing wrong with it. The pick up and drop off processes were very quick.Cons: Nothing
4.8 OkayAug 15 2019
Pros: Nothing after getting the wrong carCons: I chose EZ particularly because they showed and offered a Toyota RAV4 which is the car i use at home and it accommodates my injured hip and knee. Instead, i was given a Subaru something which is a brand well suited to littler people but which will not let get the seat back far enough to drive safely
2.0 MediocreAug 9 2019
Pros: Staff was nice enough, he didn't have any cars to rent people...Cons: Two hours after my reservation they still didn't have a car for me. Isn't the point of a reservation to hold the car? I had to Uber and pay twice as much as i wanted to spend on travel. I was hesitant about renting from a name like EZ car and I should've trusted my gut
10.0 ExcellentAug 8 2019
Pros: Fast check-in, check-out and the car was great. The experience met my expectations of a reliable rental car company.
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From $42/dayRated #9
Payless
6.9 Good (433 reviews)
1 location in Seattle
Payless
Locations in Seattle
3150 S 160th Street+1 206 496 1174
Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 7.2
  • 7.2
  • 6.8
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  • 6.9
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentApr 25 2021
Pros: The desk agent was friendly and helpful and provided a clean, new car.
2.0 MediocreApr 19 2021
Pros: StaffCons: Signed up for a pick up truck to help load up things for my brothers wedding for the weekend. To my disappointment, they said they did not have any available. When we walked to the car, we saw so many pick up trucks that were in the parking garage. I then had another incident where I locked the keys in my car. I called the number to contact their roadside assistance. It rang for 2 minutes and then hung up. I’d drop doing business with these guys if I were you
10.0 ExcellentApr 6 2021
Pros: PerfectCons: Perfect
10.0 ExcellentApr 2 2021
Pros: Pick up and drop off staff were excellent!
10.0 ExcellentMar 22 2021
Pros: very friendly, courteous staff who did not give a hard sell for extras. Pleasant. Easy return.
8.0 ExcellentMar 16 2021
Pros: Simple processCons: Getting the vehicle I originally rent.
10.0 ExcellentMar 9 2021
Pros: Very ProfessionalCons: Everything was great.
10.0 ExcellentMar 8 2021
Pros: The staff who helped me was very helpful. She was friendly and pleasant to talk to.Cons: N/a
4.0 OkayFeb 4 2021
Cons: Rental agent extremely rude. Terrible attitude
2.0 MediocreDec 22 2020
Pros: Not a thing.Cons: A rental car location at an international airport that is only open between 10am and 6pm... Just let that sink in and then extrapolate to all of the other areas this company could fail, because they do indeed fail in all of the other areas. It is actually impossible to reach anyone at the counter of this location, even if you do call during their limited business hours. Try calling that location and entering the option for lost and found and you'll be taken to some scam line while entering other valid options will actually hang up on you. The list goes on and on. I won't ever be renting from this company again.
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From $38/dayRated #10
Hertz
Cheapest deal
6.2 Good (561 reviews)
8 locations in Seattle
Hertz
Locations in Seattle
14333 Aurora Ave N. Ste 3+1 206 361 5767
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
14500 1st Avenue South+1 206 243 2026
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
1501 8th Avenue+1 206 903 6260
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
3150 S 160th Street, Suite 510+1 206 277 2300
Monday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Friday06:00 - 23:59
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Saturday06:00 - 23:59
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Sunday06:00 - 23:59
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3711 Rainier Avenue South+1 206 725 0444
Monday07:30 - 16:00
Tuesday07:30 - 16:00
Wednesday07:30 - 16:00
Thursday07:30 - 16:00
Friday07:30 - 16:00
6987 Perimeter Rd S Suite 104+1 206 763 0995
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
6987 Perimeter Road+1 206 763 0995
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
925 Westlake Ave North+1 206 213 8572
Monday08:30 - 16:00
Tuesday08:30 - 16:00
Wednesday08:30 - 16:00
Thursday08:30 - 16:00
Friday08:30 - 16:00
  • 6.6
  • 6.5
  • 6
  • 5.7
  • 6
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 11 2021
Cons: Wanted a car a Seattle/Tacoma airport ended up with one 45 minutes north in downtown Seattle. After a fligh had to take an Uber to get my rental car. No way to cancel or change rental reservation as Kayak subcontracted my rental to a third party.
6.0 GoodMay 10 2021
Cons: car had a flat tire
2.0 MediocreMay 10 2021
Cons: They told me they didn’t have a car. They tried to charge me more money. And then they tried to give me a cargo van instead of a car. The place was filthy. The reservation did not say they closed at 5:30 nor that (according to them) I only had a 60 minute window to pick up the car.
8.0 ExcellentMay 7 2021
Pros: Staff for pick up friendlyCons: Staff for drop off - grumpy. Too far from airport :(
10.0 ExcellentMay 4 2021
Pros: Couldn’t be better.Cons: Would have preferred to have been able to get the car at a Hertz closer to the home I was staying. I will rent from Hertz on future trips.
2.0 MediocreApr 29 2021
Pros: NothingCons: They were rude and it was the worst rental car experience of my life.
2.0 MediocreApr 27 2021
Cons: We were charged extra upon picking up the rental car even after paying the full amount advertised amount on kayak. Also when we called Hertz emergency contact number, we waited more than 3 hours to speak with someone. Does not seem right to call it emergency service.
2.0 MediocreApr 25 2021
Pros: Nothing at all. I kept calling to confirm my rental. They would answer the phone and leave me on permanent hold. I finally went there to pick up the car without talking to anyone and they had no car for me. My options were either to pay $50 additional per day or $20 additional per day. When I arrived I had to wait in line to not pick up a car. Meanwhile I watched the guy picking up the phone and putting people on permanent hold. I tried to call Kayak but they're closed on the weekends. I later read online hat Kayak doesn't guarantee price or availability. Hertz didn't cancel the car rental so my card was still charged, now I'm dealing with calling into their billing department to cancel it after the fact.Cons: 1. if they don't have the car I received they need to contact me by any means possible as soon as possible. Computers can do this... 2. if I arrive and they don't have a car in the same class I reserved, they need to give me whatever the next car closest to the class I reserved. 3. if they cannot do any of that for some reason, they should apologize for the inconvenience and arrange a car with the next nearest rental location. 4. not waste my time
6.0 GoodApr 24 2021
Cons: Ok
10.0 ExcellentApr 24 2021
Pros: Value was great! Way cheaper than renting a U-Haul when you need to drive a couple hundred miles. I was expecting a little pick-up but got this beautiful new Ford F-150!
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From $44/dayRated #11
Fox
6 Good (924 reviews)
1 location in Seattle
Fox
Locations in Seattle
3150 South 160th Street+1 206 858 9690
Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 6.5
  • 6.4
  • 5.7
  • 5.6
  • 6
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayMay 9 2021
Cons: At 60,000 miles on the vehicle —- it was well worn with many scratches and blemishes!
2.0 MediocreMay 3 2021
Pros: Staff never responded to my emailCons: I could have seen a warning when ready to confirm reservation before not after confirmation
10.0 ExcellentApr 28 2021
Cons: They tend to offer older vehicles. Originally mine was going to be a 60,000 mile Dodge SUV. I balked at that and they washed a returned Mitsubisbi Outlander (30,000 miles) for me which turned out to be perfect. Ramp staff very friendly and accommodating. Desk guy tried to sell me everything from insurance to baby seats!
10.0 ExcellentApr 27 2021
Pros: The carCons: Checking in was long too much time
10.0 ExcellentApr 25 2021
Pros: Staff was EXCELLENT ... Professional, Efficient and Pleasant to deal with.Cons: Nothing
2.0 MediocreApr 24 2021
Cons: Not charging me a full tank of gas. They did not call it prepay for the entire tank when I picked it up. All the counter person did was try to sell me on everything possible instead of making sure we had a good understanding of what she was charging for and that we would return. I will never rent from fox again or recommend them to anyone. I hope they enjoy the $50 cuz they can go duck themselves...
6.0 GoodApr 21 2021
Pros: Pickup was a non-event. We arrived in Seattle at midnight. Fox did not have the mini-van that I had already paid for weeks ago. This was a big deal as my wife and I have four children and were traveling 4 hours to the coast for my grandmother's funeral. They offered me two 5-passenger SUVs as a substitute, which I found very frustrating because I was tired, had a long drive in front of me, and I had paid for the vehicle to ensure there would be no hiccups as this was an important trip for my family. After repeated rejections of the 2 SUVs the manager did provide an "off sell" option which I agreed to. I will say I was concerned about reimbursement for this option as the vehicle cost twice as much, but Fox paid it promptly and accurately. We had no more problems and in the end Fox's efforts went a long way in making it right in my book, but still, it shouldn't have been a problem as I paid far in advance.Cons: Honor the original purchase and have the type a vehicle paid for present and ready for delivery.
8.0 ExcellentApr 19 2021
Pros: Drove well, decent size. Back up camera and navigation useful.Cons: More cup holders
10.0 ExcellentApr 17 2021
Pros: Car was extremely well priced, clean, and nice.Cons: It seems like the pick up process was a bit slow
2.0 MediocreApr 16 2021
Pros: Drop off was excellent. Pick up stunk! I didn't get the car I ordered and paid $100 extra for a car I didn't want.Cons: Get me the car I ordered! If you have to put me in another car, note charge me a higher price.
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From $74/dayRated #12
National
8.7 Excellent (15 reviews)
1 location in Seattle
National
Locations in Seattle
1601 3rd Ave+1 888 826 6890
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:30 - 16:00
Sunday07:30 - 16:00
  • 9.3
  • 9
  • 8.8
  • 8.6
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
8.8 ExcellentJul 11 2018
Rental went very smoothlyPros: Easy pick up in Seattle Downtown, car was available and ready for me when I arrived. Car was in proper condition with full tank of gas. Price paid was price quoted online.Cons: Rental was one of the lowest I could find, but still was over $100/day for 2 days.
9.6 ExcellentJun 30 2018
Pros: We were given a free upgrade at the initiation of the agent.Cons: It was a little confusing to get to the garage where the cars were located.
8.8 ExcellentDec 20 2017
Cons: The procedure is very easy and staff who helped me is very friendly. And I drop the car off after hour with no staff on site, it’s very convenient.
10.0 ExcellentAug 3 2017
Pros: Rep gave an upgrade while picking up vehicle.Cons: Off site dropoff for airport but that is not the fault of National.
10.0 ExcellentJul 17 2016
Pros: All of the staff seemed to enjoy working there and were very thoughtful of the needs of the customers, pointing out where I could find a bathroom and a good place to wait for my ride.
6.8 GoodDec 25 2015
Pros: The car was excellent but not at the airport where I expected it to be. I had to pay for a cab ($40) to get downtown and get stuck in horrible Seattle traffic leaving the rental center. The people at National were great and helpful but the entire experience should have been better
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Rated #13
Europcar
6.8 Good (2 reviews)
1 location in Seattle
Europcar
Locations in Seattle
Please Go To Fox Counter+1 206 858 9690
  • 9
  • 7
  • 5
  • 8
  • 5
Recent reviews
5.2 OkayJan 4 2017
Deposit still not returned, charged extra on car pPros: Fast pick up and drop off.Cons: I was charged extra $122 in taxes and fees even though my rental agreement with Eurocar said "due at the counter 0" Dropped off car 20 days ago and still didn't get my deposit as well as 1 day refund as I returned the car earlier
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Eagle Rent A Car
3 locations in Seattle
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in Seattle
13809 1st Avenue South
2100 Alaskan Way
Seattle airport
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
2 locations in Seattle
Sunnycars
Locations in Seattle
1601 3rd Avenue
3150 S 160th Street Ste 507
Recent reviews
Easirent
1 location in Seattle
Easirent
Locations in Seattle
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
TuesdayInvalid date - 23:59
WednesdayInvalid date - 23:59
ThursdayInvalid date - 23:59
FridayInvalid date - 23:59
SaturdayInvalid date - 23:59
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Flight Car
1 location in Seattle
Flight Car
Locations in Seattle
Seattle airport+1 844 435 8227
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keddy by Europcar
1 location in Seattle
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Seattle
3150 S.160th Street, Seattle+1 206 444 4974
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Rhodium
1 location in Seattle
Rhodium
Locations in Seattle
Seattle Airport. On-airport. Seattle-Tacoma International. 3150 160th Street+1 206 858 9690
Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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From $100/day
Silvercar
1 location in Seattle
Silvercar
Locations in Seattle
4701 11th Ave NE+1 855 359 2227
Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday12:00 - 17:00
Recent reviews
5012 travelers who rented a car in Seattle gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.4

Car rental locations in or near Seattle

Good to know

Most popular agency

Thrifty

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$59/day

Good deal

$47/day

When to book a rental car in Seattle

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

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 $47 or less
  • Book your rental car in Seattle at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Seattle are around 26% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Seattle

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

  • On average a rental car in Seattle costs $59 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Seattle are Alamo (8.7, 160 reviews), Enterprise (8.4, 618 reviews), and Dollar (8.3, 1051 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Seattle 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.

  • Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Seattle.

  • 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 Economy car rental in Seattle costs $52 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Seattle costs $58 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Seattle costs $63 per day, on average.

  • In Seattle, cars are most frequently rented at Fox 3150 South 160th Street (11 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Seattle costs $413 per week ($59 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Seattle costs $1,771 per month ($59 per day).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!).