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Silver Spring car rentals from $24/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Silver Spring with a pick-up date of 8/22 and drop-off date of 9/6. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap car rentals in Silver Spring

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Toyota Yaris car
Toyota Yaris
or similar SMALL
2
2
4-5
$30/day
Ford Focus car
Ford Focus
or similar SMALL
4
2
4-5
$30/day
Honda Civic car
Honda Civic
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
4-5
$28/day
Honda Accord car
Honda Accord
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
4-5
$36/day
Toyota Camry car
Toyota Camry
or similar LARGE
5
2
4-5
$35/day
Dodge Grand Caravan car
Dodge Grand Caravan
or similar VAN
5
5
4-5
$44/day
Chevrolet Impala car
Chevrolet Impala
or similar LARGE
5
5
4-5
$34/day
Mercedes-Benz C-Class car
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
or similar LUXURY
5
5
4-5
$38/day
Jeep Compass car
Jeep Compass
or similar SUV
4
2
4-5
$24/day
Toyota RAV4 car
Toyota RAV4
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
$33/day
Chevrolet Equinox car
Chevrolet Equinox
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
$41/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Silver Spring

  • Most cheap car rentals in Silver Spring have a wide selection of vehicle models to suit different clients. For instance, you can get standard or intermediate SUVs with additional passenger and storage capacity. These options enhance convenience when traveling with family, enabling you to enjoy short drives to several Silver Springs attractions. In addition, you can get some car rental centers with branches in the Downtown area beside the airport locations. You can book rented vehicles in and around Downtown Silver Spring through KAYAK with providers like Hertz.
  • You want to avoid driving after enjoying a wine-serving party or event in Silver Spring. The city observes the state's Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and Driving Under the Influence of alcohol (DUI). The regulations determine DWI if your blood alcohol level falls between 0.04 and 0.07%. If it equals or exceeds 0.08%, it becomes a DUI offense. It is also necessary to note that DUI is more serious than a DWI, resulting in higher fines.
  • It is essential to understand Maryland's right-of-way rules when driving one of the Silver Spring car rentals. The state requires you to give way at an intersection to a driver at the junction during your arrival. You also yield to a driver on your right at a four-way stop. A driver on your right has the right of way if you reach the intersection simultaneously. Silver Spring rules also require you to give way when entering a limited access interstate or highway from an entrance ramp. You yield way at U-turns to complete as a safe change of direction. Maryland laws also protect pedestrians by giving them the right of way at a crosswalk. You must yield when attempting to turn left on a green light if the pedestrians walk within an adjacent crosswalk.
  • Having a car in Silver Spring opens up a whole world of new possibilities since other modes of transportation couldn’t offer the same travel flexibility and convenience. It’s for this reason that you may want to rent a car when you get to Silver Spring. You’ll find a wide array of cars from car rentals in Silver Spring to make your vacation one big road trip. The beauty of it all is moving at your own pace without having to wait for a ride and being able to go further out to rural areas other modes of transportation may not venture. With a rental car, you can visit attractions in Maryland, like the National Aquarium or the Inner Harbor, only 33 miles away.
  • The closest airport from Silver Spring is the Ronald Reagan National Washington Airport (DCA), which is about 10 miles away. You’ll find the rental car facility in Terminal Garage A, located on the first floor. A rental car shuttle is available at door 4 on the third floor and will take you to the Rental Car Shop at Terminal Garage A. Alternatively, you can walk there within 10min from Terminal A or B, or 15min from Terminal C. You'll find a variety of car rental companies like Hertz, Enterprise, Thrifty, and National, so you’ll most likely find the ride you desire.
  • Hand-held mobile use while driving is prohibited in Maryland, and drivers under 18 years are prohibited from using hands-free mode as well. You must yield to pedestrians and cyclists at intersections and yield to drivers passing you to avoid accidents. All passengers at the front and those under 16 years must wear their seat belts, and children under eight years need to be in a booster or safety seat.
  • Driving in Silver Spring during rush hour can be an inconvenience because traffic in the Capital Beltway can be quite congested. Southbound Colesville Rd has heavy traffic during rush hour, and it could go further to Franking and Georgia Aves. Rush hour in Silver Spring start at 6:30am to 9:30am and again from 4pm to 7pm. Keep in mind that winter roads in Silver Spring can be brutal and icy.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Silver Spring for $50 or less
  • Book your rental car in Silver Spring at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Silver Spring are around 30% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Silver Spring

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Silver Spring?

    Silver Spring is a suburban city close to several metropolitan cities. If you intend to drive out of Silver Spring to these cities, it’s suitable to get a small suburban car from Silver Spring car rentals. If you intend to visit in the winter months, rent an SUV or any four-wheel-drive car with great traction to help you drive on snow and slick roads. If you’re visiting in the summer months with your family, you could opt for an SUV or a minivan that will have enough space for everyone.

  • What’s the speed limit in Silver Spring?

    When it comes to speed limits, the business district area is 30mph, undivided residential districts are 30mph, and divided residential districts have a limit of 35mph. All other divided highways are 55mph, and undivided highways are 50mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Silver Spring?

    There are multiple parking spots in Downtown Silver Spring, with public garages offering free parking on weekends, evenings, and county holidays. On weekdays, you may expect to pay approximately $1 per hour at public garages, about $2 per hour for on-street parking, and about $1.25 for surface lot parking.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Silver Spring?

    On average a rental car in Silver Spring costs $62 per day. But prices differ between operators and you can save money through a price comparison of car rental deals from different agencies. The cheapest price for a car rental in Silver Spring found in the last 2 weeks is $36.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Silver Spring?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Thrifty ($39/day) and Hertz ($66/day).

  • How much is gas price in Silver Spring?

    The average gas price in Silver Spring is $3.82 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $46 and $61, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Silver Spring?

    Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Silver Spring.

  • Which car rental companies are at Dulles Intl airport (IAD)?

    The only car rental company onsite at Dulles Intl airport is Hertz.

  • Which car rental companies are at Baltimore/Washington airport (BWI)?

    The only car rental company onsite at Baltimore/Washington airport is Hertz.

  • Which car rental companies are at Reagan-National airport (DCA)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Reagan-National airport include Dollar, Hertz and Thrifty.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Dulles Intl airport (IAD)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Dulles Intl airport to off-airport locations include Budget, Dollar, Hertz, Thrifty, Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Avis, and National.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Baltimore/Washington airport (BWI)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Baltimore/Washington airport to off-airport locations include NextCar, Alamo, Budget, Hertz, Dollar, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Thrifty, Avis, and National.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Reagan-National airport (DCA)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Reagan-National airport to off-airport locations include Budget, Dollar, Hertz, Thrifty, Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Avis, and National.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Silver Spring?

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

  • How much does a Mini car rental cost in Silver Spring?

    A Mini car rental in Silver Spring costs $103 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Full Size car rental cost in Silver Spring?

    A Full Size car rental in Silver Spring costs $148 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Special car rental cost in Silver Spring?

    A Special car rental in Silver Spring costs $43 per day, on average.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Silver Spring?

    On average a rental car in Silver Spring costs $437 per week ($62 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Silver Spring?

    On average a rental car in Silver Spring costs $1,872 per month ($62 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Silver Spring?

    Most car rental providers in Silver Spring offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Silver Spring, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.

  • How many car agencies are operating in Silver Spring?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 6 car rental agencies in Silver Spring.

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Silver Spring?

    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!).

  • Why should I use KAYAK to rent a car in Silver Spring?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Silver Spring so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.

  • Where are Lane Use Signs (LUS) in Silver Spring?

    Silver Spring has changeable Lane Use Signs (LUS) on Colesville Road between Sligo Creek Parkway and Georgia Avenue. LUS also exists on George Avenue between Interstate 495 and 16th Street. The reversible lane operations occur during rush hours, increasing road capacity to move traffic in the heavier direction.

  • How is parking in Silver Spring?

    You can understand the parking rules via colors when using cheap car rentals in Silver Spring. It is essential to be attentive to potential parking lots near red-lettered or red signs. These spaces are a no-go, with most signs featuring "No Parking" written warnings. Green lettering permits parking, although you want to read the entire sign. Some slots may have restrictions, allowing utility before or after an allotted time.

Silver Spring car rental reviews and directory

Budget

7.2

Best rated

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.0

Value for money

6.7

2 locations in Silver Spring

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Locations in Silver Spring

11275- A New Hampshire Avenue

+1 301 593 2763

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00

619 Sligo Avenue

+1 301 495 5583

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00

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2.0 Poor

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Fuel charges that are incorrect and not honoring commitments that staff offered

8.0 Very good

Sep 2022

KAYAK
I don't think it was the Budget office's fault where I was picking up the car. The office improvised with a GMC truck that was available and gave it to us to rent. I had to wait about 35 minutes for the pickup and that made my timeline really tight.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

There didn’t have any cars. Had to cancel my trip and got stranded/had to uber home.

Cons:

Don’t rent vehicles if you don’t have them.

8.0 Very good

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very helpful. Check-in was smooth.

Cons:

I was surprised to learn they only had SUV's available when I arrived. It still worked for me.

8.8 Very good

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Excellent staff!

2.0 Poor

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

There were no cars. I had to book somewhere else last minute.

1 out of 4

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

6.1

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

6.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.6

Value for money

5.8

6 locations in Silver Spring

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Locations in Silver Spring

11201 Veirs Mill Rd

+1 301 929 8228

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

12000 Tech Rd

+1 301 622 1299

Opening times not available

12000 Tech Rd

+1 301 622 1299

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

12120 Tech Rd

+1 301 622 2005

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

13807 Outlet Dr

+1 301 890 5117

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

8208 Georgia Ave

+1 301 563 6500

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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2.0 Poor

Apr 2024

KAYAK
No truck available.

2.0 Poor

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

I did not like anything at all

Cons:

They did not have any cars on the day of our reservation even though we booked our car in advance. The whole point of reservations is to book a car and time slot. They should not do over bookings and inform us in the case of car unavailability so that we can arrange our plans accordingly.

5.6 Fair

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff were friendly.

Cons:

Pick-up took an hour. Company is definitely a pandemic profiteer in several respects, one example being their toll policy. Many toll booths only accept E-Z Pass and not cash so the license plate is charged, Enterprise will charge the customer additional fees in addition to the customer paying the toll. I explained were I was going to staff (inter-state) and received no mention of this. I also informed them that I did not own a car and have not driven since the pandemic started. I should have been updated on current procedures concerning tolls. Enterprise is definitely not be my first choice in the future.

7.2 Good

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The pick-up staff was not friendly. the drop-off staff was very friendly. Also had a problem with pairing phone with media system. Had to go back. Thomas was extremely patient and helpful.

6.8 Okay

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff friendly and helpful

Cons:

But car reserved was not ready. Gave substitute car

2.4 Poor

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff not helpful. Booked a cargo van and talked to rep one day before rental confirming pick up time, etc. When we got there - we were told that the van was in for an oil change. Took us 2 hours and driving to another rental location to get the van. Also two discussions with customer svc.

Cons:

Everything! Not what I expected from Enterprise

1 out of 3

Hertz

5.8

Most popular

Cleanliness

6.1

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.9

Value for money

6.2

One location in Silver Spring

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Locations in Silver Spring

8000 Georgia Ave

+1 301 588 0608

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00

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2.0 Poor

Jul 2024

KAYAK
This is the second time a hertz car stopped working in the middle of the rental contract. I currently have a tow truck on the way and will probably need to fight with a hertz representative to get a refund on a car that stopped working.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was exceptionally helpful. They were low on cars and initially going to "upgrade" me to a crossover, but when I stressed the fuel economy they turned around a car in minutes that had been returned since I showed up. And then, when I returned after 6 pm (but before the staff left), they accepted the vehicle without question. I also really appreciated that by paying in advance (not sure if a regular Hertz thing or just a limited thing) I was able to save a significant amount over other local competitors that I've used previously. Even with the more limited hours of this small shop, I would definitely consider using this Hertz location again.

4.0 Mediocre

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Morning staff was friendly.

Cons:

No receipt given. Contacted the general customer number who said they would email it 5-10 minutes. It never arrived. They never did. NO RECEIPT. Not the day of. Not the day after. N

8.0 Very good

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Good staff, super easy pick up and drop off, nice vehicle.

Cons:

a little cleaner

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was very professional and pleasant.......the Manager was very helpful.

2.0 Poor

Jun 2022

KAYAK
No cars available, so reservation was unusable and inconvenienced me re: efforts to get to a nonexistent pick up and back home without a car

1 out of 5

Avis

4.7

Mediocre

8 reviews

Cleanliness

4.7

Comfort

5.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.4

Value for money

5.2

2 locations in Silver Spring

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Locations in Silver Spring

11275- A New Hampshire Avenue

+1 301 593 6440

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00

619 Sligo Avenue

+1 301 587 2516

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00

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4.0 Mediocre

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff friendly.

Cons:

The car was not clean when I picked up. I saw visible fingerprints on GPS screen, crumbs in the cup holder, and stains on both front seats. About 45 min into my 4 hour drive back to NY, the “!” Icon began to flash indicating the back right tire was low on air. I don’t typically drive so had no idea how to put air in tires or how much. Called Roadside assistance and was on hold forever. Luckily a cop pulled up at the gas station and was able to help me. These things should be checked before customers drive off w the cars. During COVID pandemic I feel that cleanliness should be a priority!

2.0 Poor

Aug 2022

KAYAK
My experience with Avis was horrible. They did not have a car for a reservation I made well in advance, and they could not honor my reservation at a comparable price for the same day. The best they could do was give me a car the next day, which was untenable since I made the reservation for the date I actually needed the vehicle. Also, the Avis employee at the location said that they're always behind on Fridays and that it must be my first time renting from them if I didn't know that. Needless to say, it was my first time renting from Avis and it will also be my last.

2.0 Poor

Jul 2022

KAYAK
On the afternoon before the morning of my rental next day . I receive an email confirming my rental . Then an hour later I received a text message no rental I booked this rental on March 22. So at the last minute I am trying to find a rental for 8 people as we are driving to Florida. So I could loose my Rental Disney trips etc . It took me over 3 hours lots of calls to find one . Which I had to rental a day early and pay for two extra days due to closed . So I paid for an extra three days . The following day at 11i received a car that they had a rental for me . Really I want a reimbursement for a three day rental for a van as that’s what I had to take . This is a horrible experience please feel free to contact me as I would never rental again from you all and happy to share my experiences with social media

2.0 Poor

Jun 2022

KAYAK
I need someone to contact me in regards to my rental. The service was extremely poor. The vehicle had mechanical failure and was shocking me on Sunday after I put in the charger. I went past the local office and they denied me help. I spoke with roadside assistance. They jeopardize my health. I need someone to follow up I was over charged as well. My number is 443.741.5029

6.0 Okay

May 2022

KAYAK
Make sure there are cars available so you don't have to wait close to an hour for one.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2021

KAYAK
Fast pickup and dropoff. No stupid paperwork that's really an attempt to sell useless extras.

1 out of 2

Thrifty

5.2

Fair

No reviews available

Cheapest deal

One location in Silver Spring

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Locations in Silver Spring

8000 Georgia Ave

+1 301 588 0608

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00

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Dollar

5.1

Fair

No reviews available

One location in Silver Spring

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Locations in Silver Spring

8000 Georgia Ave

+1 301 588 0608

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00

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55 travelers who rented a car in Silver Spring gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.4

Car rental locations in or near Silver Spring

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

$62/day

Good deal

$50/day

When to book a rental car in Silver Spring

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Silver Spring car rental information

Pick-up locationSilver Spring
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Minivan, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations13
Airport locations0
Popular agenciesTuro, Thrifty, Hertz