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Cheap car rentals in Seattle

Economy$42/day
Compact$43/day
Intermediate$44/day
Standard$44/day
Full-size$46/day
Full-size SUV$76/day
Premium$47/day
Luxury$61/day
Compact SUV$44/day
Intermediate SUV$46/day
Standard SUV$46/day
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Seattle car rental reviews and directory

From $60/dayRated #1
Fox
Best rated
6 Good (1060 reviews)
1 location in Seattle
Fox
Locations in Seattle
  • 6.5
  • 6.4
  • 5.8
  • 5.7
  • 6
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentMay 13 2022
Louis at drop off was very helpful and kind.
8.0 ExcellentMay 10 2022
Everything went well until I had to turn around and get a different car because the first car was making loud noises. The lady (in the garage office) had to check back in the 1st car and issue a new car. Never really told me what she was doing, typed information in the computer, called upstairs & then asked me to check my phone (which was in the car) for an email which I was assuming was for the new car being issued, although she never said. After I came back in, she asked for the keys (which were in the car), so once again I had to go back out and get the keys and bring them in. I then received the keys to the new rental car, Once again, my daughter had to make another trip into the office to have the agent open the trunk of the car I returned so I could transfer my luggage into the new car. This was all extremely frustrating because I was exhausted from traveling all day and still had to drive around to Bremerton Washington where I was staying. Most of the frustration I experienced could’ve been eliminated had she explained to me what she was doing and what needed to be done to get the car exchanged. The initial check in upstairs was great. The agent explained everything about the rental car contract and what I needed to sign. She was very helpful and knowledgeable and obvious to me, great in working with the public. The gentleman who checked the car out for any damage before I left the garage was great, as well as a man who checked the car in as I returned it.
10.0 ExcellentMay 9 2022
The people were great.
8.0 ExcellentMay 6 2022
I was initially VERY put off in my Fox experience. A LOT of rental car standards were present, from excess insurance, to potential fuel charges, as well as toll charges, etc... The attendant was friendly, but VERY pushy about these things, some of which I elected, and some I didn't. However, if they had clarified, what you don't use you won't be charged for, I would have opted in without feeling pressured or weighed down. The overall experience reminded me why I dislike ALL car rental, however, when I received the final bill, I was satisfied. Yet, still confusing as to why they were so pushy and intimidating. I wouldn't have cared about a charge that was more of a security (Namely the toll pre-payment) than a guaranteed charge.
2.0 MediocreApr 11 2022
They had a sign up saying their gas price was $4.97 (or thereabouts) and that local gas was $5.97. That was a lie. Regular gas in the area was approximately $4.75. But I fell for it and they charged me $150.00 to refill the tank. That’s $6/gallon if I brought the car back on empty. I asked for a compact SUV and got a huge Dodge Durango. I tried to get the gas money refunded and they said they couldn’t do anything until I returned the car. They said they’d email a receipt and didn’t. I waited on hold for over a half hour. Had to call twice to get the receipt. Dropped the car and was told I’d get an emailed receipt and didn’t. I will never use Fox again. Awful customer service. False advertising. Price gouging. Avoid.
10.0 ExcellentApr 3 2022
Got right in and to the car in no time at all
2.0 MediocreMar 24 2022
did not have the class of car ordered...did not charge me less for smaller lower quality car...counter agent aloof...interior stained and dirty...outside dirty and dinged up...3 year old car with 55k miles and bad rumble in right rear of car at any speed...i was ripped of and will not rent from again...anyone who asks about fox will be told go elsewhere to almost any competitor.
4.0 OkayMar 16 2022
The counter was not attended and I waited for 30min for someone to come. Once she came, she was extremely rude.
4.0 OkayMar 8 2022
Pick up was easy enough, nice agent. But worse smelling car I’ve ever been in. I’m pretty sure I didn’t sign up for a smoking car— but smelled as if a pack-a-day had been smoked in it for years. I couldn’t believe they would rent a car that smelled like that.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 26 2022
Convenient car return.
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From $87/dayRated #2
Alamo
8.6 Excellent (149 reviews)
1 location in Seattle
Alamo
Locations in Seattle
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayJan 1 2022
Did not have the model that I reserved. Had no similar or better. Would not change pick-up to earlier time. Provided sub compact for short term (1 day of original 8 day) so we could get to our destination and "swap out" for our original model. Unable to find "reserved" size vehicle at final destination for original cost. Alamo "800" staff could not help. Not the start to our trip that we expected.
10.0 ExcellentNov 16 2021
Nissan Versa was not a great car. Idled poorly and wiper blades were worn out. Pickup and drop off were quick and easy!
4.0 OkayOct 25 2021
Rental location in Seattle was confusing to get to. Once we figure out where to go they almost gave us a car with expired tags. Check in process was very long. Second car they gave us was never inspected or walked through with us. The car play function with is what we needed would constantly go off and on (tried multiple phone cables, phone projection/Bluetooth separately with no success) which made it extremely difficult to use for our West Coast drive from Seattle to San Francisco.
1.9 HorribleSep 28 2021
Someone left underwear in the back seat, the drop off was closed, it was a nightmare retiring the car
10.0 ExcellentAug 14 2021
Convenient pickup. Friendly staff.
2.0 MediocreMay 25 2021
I have forgotten my notebook in the rental car. Within1 hour of return I went back to rental location and car was rented back. The lady at the counter noted down car, descritipn and my phone number. It has been more than 10 days no one called back. I tried to call back but no response. There is no lost/found mechanism. Even though there is no monetary value to anyone of my notebook; it was important to me. Rental car company needs to have better mechanism
10.0 ExcellentDec 3 2020
Staff was friendly and helpful. Car delivered as advertised. Easy drop off.Better instructions on how to find the entrance to the garage when dropping car off.
5.6 OkayOct 18 2020
Staff were friendly, efficient, and helpful.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
Friendly helpful staffThe location was hard to find as the signs both at the garage and the lobby unit
8.0 ExcellentJul 13 2020
The car was sweet.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.
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From $69/dayRated #3
Dollar
8.3 Excellent (973 reviews)
2 locations in Seattle
Dollar
Locations in Seattle
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
  • 8.3
  • 8
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentMay 18 2022
Efficient staff at this location. The car was exactly as described in the rental form (sometimes the description is so loose you don't know exactly what car you will end up with).
10.0 ExcellentMay 17 2022
power doors and power lift on the van : )
10.0 ExcellentMay 8 2022
Everyone was professional and helpful and the rental procedure was simple.
10.0 ExcellentApr 8 2022
It was the quickest and most painless car rental both in and out that I've ever had
10.0 ExcellentMar 16 2022
The whole process was easy. The car was clean and in great condition.
2.0 MediocreFeb 22 2022
The sale associates are very rude. You can’t questioned anything because they answered pretty condescending. They made reconsidered look for other options for renting a car.
8.0 ExcellentDec 27 2021
The counter agent was personable, engaging and helpful. She also did an excellent job of upselling us into an AWD vehicle for an extra $200 that we didn't need. She said we'd be getting snow and we didn't. Live and learn. The car was ok. Didn't care for its handling.
6.0 GoodDec 12 2021
Great rental center; for dollar, pushy salesperson.
10.0 ExcellentDec 8 2021
Excellent support staff. Helpful at airport. Worked hard to find best options and upgrades for my situation. I rented an economy car and had too much luggage. Really changed my mind about Dollar. I will rent from them again
3.9 MediocreOct 13 2021
Reserved a vehicle for 6 people and the class of the vehicle was too be determined when I picked it up. I contacted Dollar to ensure the reservation would accommodate 6 people, they said yes. When I went to pick up the vehicle I was told it would only be a midsize and would not accommodate 6 people .... Also, was told Dollar does not observe "spouses are included as drivers on the rental" and I would have to pay an additional driver fee for my spouse to be permitted to drive.
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From $90/dayRated #4
Enterprise
8.3 Excellent (419 reviews)
8 locations in Seattle
Enterprise
Locations in Seattle
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 3 2022
Very accommodating.
10.0 ExcellentJan 6 2022
Full refund granted due to cancellation, cancelled on line but local operator was not informed, so they called me and I told them. All OK.
10.0 ExcellentJan 5 2022
Enterprise staff were helpful and cheerful. It was a hectic time in Seattle with snow and ice on the roads. However, when we returned the car the office was closed. The car itself was clean yet did not have the middle passenger seat headrests.
6.0 GoodJan 3 2022
No washer fluid in car after significant snow fall. Could not wash road salt spray off windshield while driving, created very dangerous situations multiple times. Could not add fluid myself because sold out at gas stations. Enterprise should not have rented me this car in this condition
4.0 OkayNov 24 2021
It would have been helpful if the quoted KAYAK price either reflected the state sales tax, city sales tax, city tourism fee, etc. or at least provided some indication that local taxes would be applied at the time of rental. The actual amount charged was almost 30% over the KAYAK price.
10.0 ExcellentOct 26 2021
They didn’t have the car I reserved, which was a disappointment. They gave me a choice between a Lincoln Navigator (aka the largest car ever) or a car so tiny it wouldn’t fit our luggage. At first I picked the Navigator, but it freaked me out to drive and I knew the gas money to drive it would be insane so the next morning I took it back and they let me exchange it. I ended up getting a BMW 330I which was not actually very comfortable but it was definitely a better option than the previous two options they gave me. We spent 10 days driving the car from Seattle to San Diego and it’s not the best car for a road trip as it’s not very roomy up front and there’s no place to set food and stuff, but the gas mileage was great and it’s a dream to drive/handle
1.9 HorribleOct 5 2021
We rented a car for $214 & then we had to return it a couple hours later & they charged us $400 extra!! Ridiculous.
1.9 HorribleSep 16 2021
There was quite a few people waiting in line and the Enterprise clerk in the front desk mentioned a few times they don't have enough cars available so people were antsy. When it was my turn to pick up me keys, the woman that show us the car was in a bit of a hurry, she just said take a look around the car if you see any dents or scratches, then mentioned that the tank is only 3/4 full, so return it at 3/4 full. When I returned the car, they were closed so I dropped the keys in the lock box. Following Monday they sent my e-receipt and charged me 4 gallons of gas at a ridiculous price! We stopped at a Chevron station around the corner to refill to 3/4 full and they said when I called them that it wasn't at the 3/4 mark. How can I be 4 gallons short, they just want to rip off people. NEVER trust this Enterprise location - 6520 4th Ave S, Seattle, WA
10.0 ExcellentAug 15 2021
Stress free from beginning to the end. Renting in one city and returning in totally different state that what I wanted and Enterprise provided Thanks
7.9 GoodAug 6 2021
Will use them again
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From $84/dayRated #5
Sixt
8 Excellent (745 reviews)
4 locations in Seattle
Sixt
Locations in Seattle
  • 8.4
  • 8.3
  • 7.9
  • 7.9
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentApr 5 2022
Very efficient pick up & check out. Reasonable price. One of the warning lights went on indicating low tire pressure but everything else was fine.
10.0 ExcellentMar 28 2022
Diana at SEATAC was wonderful! She was extremely courteous, and gave our group of 5 a free upgrade to ensure we could fit all passengers and luggage comfortably.
4.0 OkayMar 22 2022
The problem resulted from not being able to change my reservation. Sixt won't charge it because it's booked with kayak, and when you try to change it with kayak your stupid system send you to sixt that won't allow you to change the reservation. So 2hrs on the phone with sixt
8.0 ExcellentMar 5 2022
Insurace was 3x more expensive
10.0 ExcellentMar 1 2022
The staff at SEA were kind and helpful, pickup was easy. I had to call customer service mid trip to extend my rental. Spoke with a few different people who were all helpful, and in the end I was able to get the extra days I needed. Drop off was simple for my early flight. The vehicle was a newer model in good condition. I had no issues with the vehicle and felt comfortable the entire trip.
2.0 MediocreFeb 23 2022
I will never use Sixt again. Employee was rude and dismissive. They wouldn’t accept my passport and paper drivers license (issued by the state). And the credit they promised for three days took 2 weeks! This wasn’t the first time we’ve used them and they were sketchy then, but this will be the last time we use them
2.0 MediocreDec 26 2021
They gave me a rear-wheel drive vehicle instead of the AWD vehicle I had specified. I needed to buy $150 of chains to get over a mountain pass and the entire trip was stressful and dangerous.
10.0 ExcellentDec 18 2021
The desk staff was very helpful. Hicham made sure the car I received was clean, as the one I originally booked smelled of cigarette smoke. He gave me a different car without me even asking.
10.0 ExcellentNov 1 2021
Amazing upgrade, friendly staff - thanks!!
10.0 ExcellentOct 31 2021
It was easy to get in and out. Rene was very helpful and friendly!
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From $82/dayRated #6
Budget
7.8 Good (300 reviews)
7 locations in Seattle
Budget
Locations in Seattle
  • 8.1
  • 8.2
  • 7.7
  • 7.8
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 8 2022
The downtown location was horrible. The guy working the counter was great. But they made me walk up the ramp to the 4th floor, walk through a bunch of cars that were parked in the driveway that were very close to each other. Then my car was so tight to the next car I don't know how I even squeezed my body into it. Hurt my back doing so. My paperwork said the car was full but it was 2/3 tank Then I had to drive the wrong way down the ramp to leave the garage. Drop off was very confusing once I got to where they were in the garage. They just had you leave the keys on dash and walk away.
10.0 ExcellentApr 19 2022
I had to adjust the duration of the rental and drop off location and the agent handled it effortlessly.
10.0 ExcellentApr 2 2022
Quick friendly service for pick up and drop off. Great choice of vehicles.
2.0 MediocreMar 29 2022
Their system had issues with my reservation and I ended up canceling it in the store.
10.0 ExcellentMar 24 2022
Friendly staffs and super easy picking up and dropping off at the airport. Highly recommended!
2.0 MediocreMar 22 2022
The front counter person, Erick, lied to us. He charged me insurance cost for the car despite of telling him I do not need insurance. He charged me extra $130 for the insurance. When I talked to front office they told me there is nothing they can do. I'm so disappointed not only with them but also as a Kayak.
10.0 ExcellentMar 17 2022
Just perfect
2.0 MediocreFeb 26 2022
Had a reservation. Waited over an hour in a line of 40 people that did not progress. Spoke w a rep who said, if you have a reservation we will get you a car. But it will be a LONG wait. Waiting for cars to be returned. We ended up squeezing into my sons car for the week.
4.0 OkayFeb 3 2022
When I picked up the car there were scratches and marks all down the passenger side of the car. It was parked in an area where the lighting was very poor. As I left the storage area, I had to point out the condition or the attendant was prepared to send me on my way without noting the condition. I wonder if I would have been expected to repair the coda age if I hadn’t pointed it out at the. Time of pick up? Not very professional by my standards. I think I’ll use another company next time.
10.0 ExcellentJan 24 2022
The inside of the windows are filthy. They never clean the inside windows so there is a fogy look when you are driving. Lack of attention to detail.
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From $75/dayRated #7
Thrifty
7.8 Good (482 reviews)
2 locations in Seattle
Thrifty
Locations in Seattle
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMar 8 2022
regualr service but they will lie to you and saying liability insurance supplement is mandatory charge. And once your sign it, they wont refund you.
2.0 MediocreJan 17 2022
This is a terrible experience. Upon arrival to the rental station the employee found our booking started typing and presented us with multiple insurance options, which we all declined, since we use our Amex for car rentals that has a nice insurance and travel package with it. After declining every extra cost, he presented us with the rental agreement that was 160 dollars more than the quote we signed up and booked via kayak. We asked him why there is a discrepancy and showed him our original booking and rate. He looked at it and told us that he doesn't know and he doesn't care, since this is the rate that he can offer us and all these online sites are always lying about prices and offers !!!!! I told him that I have rented through other online sites multiple times and never had a discrepancy, which is when he told me that this is the best offer he has and we should either take it or go somewhere else. At this point we had no choice but to rent a car that kept going up and up upon adding a second river. From the original quote of 680 bucks we ended up having to sign a contract for 995 dollars. Horrible experience. never again/
2.0 MediocreDec 29 2021
Made a reservation for a SUV and called to confirm there would be one available. Upon arriving at the check in counter at the time of our reservation, we were told that it would be a 2-3 hour wait for a car even with a reservation. Kayak showed a list of available cars for the night and Thrifty was confirming that availability - so this was incredibly misleading and a total waste of our time
2.0 MediocreDec 28 2021
We arrived to pick up our vehicle ti find thrifty closed! We were stuck outside in a 30 degree parking garage with our children and suitcases with no car or any help to rectify the situation. We had to find another dealer to rent from and still have not received our refund. We will never rent from Thrufty again
10.0 ExcellentDec 27 2021
Great service
10.0 ExcellentDec 21 2021
Great price, compared to other competitors. Seamless pickup and check in processes. Clean vehicle. Quick and accurate final billing process, including emailed final invoice. Will gladly do business w/ Thrifty again at SEATAC.
2.0 MediocreDec 8 2021
I booked my car pickup for a Sunday, but when I arrived for it the location was closed. I immediately called customer service and they told me that it was their mistake and I would not be able to get a car.
10.0 ExcellentNov 23 2021
Everything went fast and was easy. Will rent from them again in the future for sure
6.0 GoodNov 16 2021
The rental agent was friendly, professional and as efficient as possible. She upgraded me to a sedan from an economy! 😊 There was only one rental agent when I picked up the car at 9:00 pm with four people waiting in front of me…. and six behind me. The driver’s seat was pretty far back and could not be adjusted forward. Fortunately, I’m 5’8” and with my leg fully extended was able to reach the pedals, but would have preferred being a few inches closer. The car was very clean except the interior windshield had streaks in it making visibility a bit more challenging during two horrendous rain storms. I would rent from Thrifty again.
8.0 ExcellentNov 9 2021
We had to haul our luggage on & off shuttle to car rental terminal off site.The line was very long when picking up our car. Had to stand in line for over 45 minutes. The agent was very courteous and provided excellent service. The van was not completely cleaned. There was food under seats and the faint smell of vomit in the morning when it was left locked up for the night...yuck! There was an oily film on inside of windshield which we had to buy 3 products to clean it (still never came 100% clean). This could be very dangerous night driving. It made it an unwelcome challenge to already weary driver. Speaking of dangerous, we had to replace the windshield wipers the second we got the van as they were shot and leaving the windshield more blurry than the film caked on the inside. I feel like they should have known to replace the wipers. Not cool to have to locate, purchase out of pocker, and install ourselves. IT IS SEATTLE after all and a "cyclonic bomb storm" was forcast with 100% chance of rain.
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From $87/dayRated #8
Avis
7.4 Good (139 reviews)
6 locations in Seattle
Avis
Locations in Seattle
  • 7.9
  • 7.8
  • 7.3
  • 7
  • 7
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentApr 16 2022
There was no line. I got very fast check out service. I received the car I expected and it was very clean.
10.0 ExcellentMar 4 2022
We had originally reserved a Toyota 4Runner or similar but was given a smaller SUV. I asked for a larger vehicle and AVIS provided us a wonderful mini-van. Thank you!
8.0 ExcellentJan 12 2022
Avis had an old printer with perforated paper that took a longtime to print all the documents. What an embarrassment for Avis at a major airport.
10.0 ExcellentJan 9 2022
good price, easy to book, and equally easy to cancel when plans changed. Great service, will use it again.
2.0 MediocreDec 29 2021
Can you please they gave me an SUV in the middle of a winter storm warning with frozen washer fluid lines, not to mention once the lines unfroze after 4 hours of driving, I had to fill the washer fluid. That is crazy, not to mention VERY DANGEROUS!!!
6.0 GoodDec 26 2021
Very expensive for a one way trip from Seattle to Bellingham due to my flight getting cancelled. .
2.0 MediocreOct 25 2021
Customer service was extremely unprofessional and surprisingly rude. The agent was a middle-aged African American man (I am an African American as well for context) and it was an unsettling experience whereby the agent, who was quite affable with the couple before us, completely changed his demeanor when as we approached the counter (and things went downhill from there).
10.0 ExcellentOct 12 2021
Extremely helpful staff with a sense of humor
7.9 GoodSep 17 2021
Ellen who works at the Avis in downtown Seattle was very helpful and fast.
7.9 GoodAug 27 2021
Odd location. Not particularly clean. Hotel parking garage. A little unnerving late at night. Nice staff.
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From $44/dayRated #9
E-Z Rent-A-Car
Cheapest deal
7.3 Good (243 reviews)
1 location in Seattle
E-Z Rent-A-Car
Locations in Seattle
  • 7.5
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
  • 6.9
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentJan 4 2020
Staff was nice.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
Easy drop offCar 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
Vehicle had been smoked in, did not realize until I turned on the air after departing the rental facility.
5.2 OkaySep 26 2019
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
Drop off quick and easy.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
Check in agent was extremely rude
10.0 ExcellentAug 18 2019
It was great experienceThe car was nice, clean, and nothing wrong with it. The pick up and drop off processes were very quick.Nothing
4.8 OkayAug 15 2019
Nothing after getting the wrong carI 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
Staff was nice enough, he didn't have any cars to rent people...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
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 $56/dayRated #10
Payless
6.8 Good (464 reviews)
1 location in Seattle
Payless
Locations in Seattle
  • 7.1
  • 7.2
  • 6.7
  • 6.6
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMar 4 2022
Rental counter was closed before my plane arrived and I could not get the car. I was not told that when I arranged the rental. It was a waste of time and Payless "team" on the phone was less than helpful - totally unsympathetic.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 8 2022
Car was out of washer fluid other than that was fine.
2.0 MediocreJan 28 2022
I was charged close to 3 times the quoted amount.
6.0 GoodJan 23 2022
The type of car was unavailable. I had to pay more money for a bigger vehicle. It was not clean at all. The customer service rep was nice. The vehicle was comfortable.
4.0 OkayJan 14 2022
I have an unknown $111 charge applied when I dropped the car off. What’s that about?
2.0 MediocreJan 5 2022
There was no one at the counter at the time of the scheduled pick-up and I was never able to retrieve my car. I was pre-charged and I still haven’t received a refund.
10.0 ExcellentDec 14 2021
All god! The lady at the Return Isle was very positive and handled her job perfectly!
8.0 ExcellentDec 11 2021
Would help to have more than one person at the counter.
10.0 ExcellentDec 5 2021
awesome company.
2.0 MediocreNov 27 2021
Don't rent with Payless, Budget, or Avis. The fee you see on Kayak is not the true price, you will end up paying much more (25%+), since Kayak is not required to disclose additional government/corporate fees at the time of checkout.
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From $57/dayRated #11
Hertz
Most popular
5.9 Okay (759 reviews)
9 locations in Seattle
Hertz
Locations in Seattle
  • 6.4
  • 6.3
  • 5.8
  • 5.6
  • 5.8
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 16 2022
They charged me double what we agreed to and I’m mad as hell.
2.0 MediocreMay 11 2022
They car I rented was from airport they told me to take a Uber to pick up my car 1 hour away
8.0 ExcellentMay 8 2022
Car was clean and performed just fine. YThe setup was convenient and relatively fast. On the other hand, the clerk was pretty aggressive about trying to upsell me to models and features I had no interest in. I was initially handed a bill about twice what I had bought the rental for online, and it took two more tries before I got the lower priced option I wanted.
2.0 MediocreMay 7 2022
The rental agent was awful, I had a car prebooked, at a pre paid rate, he tried to raise the rate by over 500 dollars. We rented a car from a much more ethical company and walked away from the pre paid rental with hertz because it was such a horrid experience
10.0 ExcellentMay 1 2022
Very friendly young man working the desk the Saturday morning we picked up the car and Friday afternoon we dropped it off--made the process quick and painless. Really appreciated the upgrade as well. Would definitely recommend if you're traveling in Seattle!
10.0 ExcellentApr 29 2022
Half the price of a Costco rental this trip
10.0 ExcellentApr 23 2022
Quick, friendly, and affordable!
2.0 MediocreApr 23 2022
You cheated me you had me pick up 22 miles from airport I was told you would refund my UBER to pick up location I am going to sue in small claim court
2.0 MediocreApr 18 2022
I searched for a car from SEA-TAC and was directed to a site in downtown. I was never sent an email to confirm my rental. When I called Hertz they refused to cancel w/o a $100 cancellation fee and refused my request to speak to a supervisor. I returned to Kayak and found I could cancel for $50 instead of the $100 Hertz required. I will never use Hertz again - ever!
2.0 MediocreApr 13 2022
Kayak booked my rental car off airport - 20 miles away. I could not use it and the money went wasted. My poor rating is for the Kayak experience. The rental car staff tried to see how they could help me
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From $60/dayRated #12
National
8.6 Excellent (16 reviews)
1 location in Seattle
National
Locations in Seattle
  • 9.2
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  • 7.8
Recent reviews
7.9 GoodAug 23 2021
Good: When our flight time was moved up unexpectedly, National was flexible in allowing us to return the car at another location. We appreciated this so much! Bad: Pick up was tedious as the location we originally rented from was small and seemingly understaffed. One guy had to take care of everyone in line - it took well over an hour.
8.8 ExcellentJul 11 2018
Rental went very smoothlyEasy 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.Rental was one of the lowest I could find, but still was over $100/day for 2 days.
9.6 ExcellentJun 30 2018
We were given a free upgrade at the initiation of the agent.It was a little confusing to get to the garage where the cars were located.
8.8 ExcellentDec 20 2017
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
Rep gave an upgrade while picking up vehicle.Off site dropoff for airport but that is not the fault of National.
10.0 ExcellentJul 17 2016
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
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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From $61/dayRated #13
Europcar
6.8 Good (2 reviews)
1 location in Seattle
Europcar
Locations in Seattle
  • 9
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  • 5
Recent reviews
5.2 OkayJan 4 2017
Deposit still not returned, charged extra on car pFast pick up and drop off.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
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Sunnycars
2 locations in Seattle
Sunnycars
Locations in Seattle
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Easirent
1 location in Seattle
Easirent
Locations in Seattle
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Elita Rent A Car
1 location in Seattle
Elita Rent A Car
Locations in Seattle
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Flight Car
1 location in Seattle
Flight Car
Locations in Seattle
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Fox Autorent
1 location in Seattle
Fox Autorent
Locations in Seattle
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Goldcar Rental SP
1 location in Seattle
Goldcar Rental SP
Locations in Seattle
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keddy by Europcar
1 location in Seattle
keddy by Europcar
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Rhodium
1 location in Seattle
Rhodium
Locations in Seattle
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From $100/day
Silvercar
1 location in Seattle
Silvercar
Locations in Seattle
Recent reviews
5752 travelers who rented a car in Seattle gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.3

Car rental locations in or near Seattle

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$83/day

Good deal

$66/day

When to book a rental car in Seattle

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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 $66 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 39% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Economy rental cars in Seattle are around 38% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Seattle