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Pick-up location Washington
Car types Commercial, Compact, Compact SUV, Compact Special, Convertible, Economy, Economy Special, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Luxury SUV, Mini, Minivan, Open air all terrain, Passenger Van, Pickup Truck, Premium, Premium SUV, SUV, Special SUV, Standard, Standard SUV, Standard station wagon, Supplier Choice
Rental locations 32
Airport locations 7
Popular agencies Sixt, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, Alamo

Cheap car rentals in Washington

Economy $24/day
Compact $24/day
Intermediate $26/day
Standard $26/day
Full-size $26/day
SUV $30/day
Minivan $42/day
Full-size SUV $46/day
Mini $29/day
Premium $31/day
Passenger Van $38/day
Luxury $31/day
Pickup Truck $38/day
Premium SUV $39/day
Supplier Choice $23/day
Intermediate SUV $28/day
Compact SUV $32/day
Standard SUV $35/day
Economy Special $36/day
Compact Special $42/day
2 Adults, 2 Bags
Economy car in Washington
budget
4 Adults, 2 Bags
Compact car in Washington
budget
5 Adults, 3 Bags
Intermediate car in Washington
budget
5 Adults, 3 Bags
Standard car in Washington
budget
5 Adults, 2 Bags
Full-size car in Washington
budget
2 Adults, 2 Bags
SUV car in Washington
sixt
5 Adults, 5 Bags
Minivan car in Washington
enterprise
5 Adults, 2 Bags
Full-size SUV car in Washington
sixt
2 Adults, 2 Bags
Mini car in Washington
hertz
5 Adults, 5 Bags
Premium car in Washington
enterprise
5 Adults, 3 Bags
Passenger Van car in Washington
hertz
5 Adults, 5 Bags
Luxury car in Washington
sixt
5 Adults, 3 Bags
Pickup Truck car in Washington
hertz
5 Adults, 5 Bags
Premium SUV car in Washington
sixt
5 Adults, 5 Bags
Supplier Choice car in Washington
enterprise
5 Adults, 3 Bags
Intermediate SUV car in Washington
budget
4 Adults, 2 Bags
Compact SUV car in Washington
enterprise
5 Adults, 3 Bags
Standard SUV car in Washington
budget
2 Adults, 2 Bags
Economy Special car in Washington
hertz
4 Adults, 2 Bags
Compact Special car in Washington
alamo
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Washington car rental reviews and directory

From $41/day
Rated #1
Hertz
Best rated
Most popular
6.7 Good (199 reviews)
6 locations in Washington
Hertz
Locations in Washington
1 Aviation Circle
+1 703 419 6300
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday
1919 Connecticut Ave Nw
+1 202 299 0697
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday
23540 Autopilot Dr
+1 703 471 6020
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
707 7th St Nw Cnr Of 7th + G
+1 202 347 8518
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday
99 H Street Ne
+1 202 289 6084
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 15:00
Sunday08:00 - 15:00
999 9th St Nw
+1 202 842 1541
Monday08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday08:30 - 17:00
Thursday08:30 - 17:00
Friday08:30 - 17:00
Saturday
Sunday
  • 6.4
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
  • 6.2
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
May 4 2018
DC to DFW
Pros: Easy to pick up car at DCA and return in Dallas. Agents helped me get the right car for my quick trip.
7.6 Good
Jul 12 2016
Drop off
Pros: Finding the drop off on Tryon was nearly impossible. Literally hidden. Make better directional signage! The price was great. The check in was super easy. All staff VERY friendly. I wouldn't buy that model of car but it met my needs for this trip.
8.0 Excellent
Sep 11 2016
Pros: Car was clean
Cons: Need more signage at airport for returning car. BEWARE, they are great for wanting you to upgrade which of course will increase the cost. Have your agreement available from when you booked on line to confirm the agreed cost. Use of kiosk takes even longer to use then speaking with someone at the counter.
8.0 Excellent
Oct 8 2016
Pros: Fast and easy at the counter.
10.0 Excellent
Oct 18 2016
Pros: They drove us right to the airport.
9.6 Excellent
Oct 22 2016
Cons: Inspecting car myself prior to use and no one asked for the paperwork before leaving airport. Seemed useless.
2.0 Mediocre
Oct 26 2016
Cons: When I got to the airport to pickup my car, the retailer told me there were additional fees and taxes that I needed to pay because it was an airport pickup. I was also charged an additional amount when I dropped it off, again because the drop-off was at an airport. I also paid for a intermediate sized car but was given a Ford Fiesta. I was disappointed in this experience and would not recommend Hertz to anyone.
2.0 Mediocre
Oct 31 2016
Overcharge
Cons: Taxes and Fees were almost 3x what was listed in Kayak. Avoid. Some kind of scam doing on with hertz
7.2 Good
Nov 1 2016
Overall good, location issue
Pros: Great little car! Drop off was painless.
Cons: My car was equipped with an easy pass for toll lanes, but it wasn't until I had a problem that I found out that you had to open a box in order to use it, that was not explain to me when the car was given to me, I had to look up to the pass and read it. I'm guessing will get a fine in the mail.
6.8 Good
Nov 9 2016
Cons: Unable to find car assigned to me,they try to charge me additional 400$ for car they gave me instead.
From $32/day
Rated #2
Budget
Cheapest deal
6.3 Good (131 reviews)
5 locations in Washington
Budget
Locations in Washington
1072 Wisconsin Ave Nw
+1 202 469 7240
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday07:00 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 19:00
1908 L Street Northwest
+1 202 223 1418
Monday09:00 - 16:45
Tuesday09:00 - 16:45
Wednesday09:00 - 16:45
Thursday09:00 - 16:45
Friday09:00 - 16:45
Saturday09:00 - 16:45
Sunday09:00 - 16:45
4400 Connecticut Avenue Nw
+1 202 686 2890
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday07:00 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 19:00
5911 Blair Rd Nw
+1 202 882 1470
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00
99 H Street Ne
+1 202 289 5374
Monday09:00 - 16:45
Tuesday09:00 - 16:45
Wednesday09:00 - 16:45
Thursday09:00 - 16:45
Friday09:00 - 16:45
Saturday09:00 - 16:45
Sunday09:00 - 16:45
  • 5.9
  • 7.0
  • 6.9
  • 5.9
  • 6.1
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
Feb 22 2018
disgraceful experience
Cons: Would you please arrange for someone to contact me about the disgraceful experience I had with a Budget car rental this week. When my holiday plans recently changed, I called to adjust the pickup location (within the same city). A customer service person completed the request but did not advise me that the cost of the rental would DOUBLE. I only discovered this when I received an email receipt. I called to cancel that entire booking. I rebooked. I was advised that if I wasn’t sure how long I needed the car, I could make a booking and EASILY call to extend the booking at any time. When collecting the car, the attendant at the desk insisted that we change the name of the reservation to the name of the credit card used. We did so. When I called to extend the rental by a day, I was advised that the car was expected in California. All our documentation showed that we had correctly booked to return the car to Washington DC. The customer service person was unable to provide any documentation to confirm the change to our booking. We could not be connected to customer service. We had to hang up and call back. We were determined to get a receipt for the extended booking, given the difficulty we had already had with Budget. I called to extend the booking again. And was advised that the change in name of the booking (which Budget insisted we do) had complicated the booking which was not easily found. When I returned the car in Washington DC, the attendant was not able to complete the booking or provide a receipt. I do not accept that this is because the car was collected in Atlanta. Cars are collected and returned to different locations everyday! We should have a receipt when we return a BUDGET car to a BUDGET office. Finally, I asked a customer service agent for advice on how to extend an insurance policy when I extend a car booking. She was incredibly rude and provided no advice. The service was so poor and this experience was so bad that I am determined not to rent a car with budget again. It seems that offices and customer care share the Budget brand, but are not at all connected? I would like a refund that reflects this experience.
4.8 Okay
Jul 20 2018
Terrible experience at pickup
Pros: The car was fine. Not perfectly clean, but not dirty either.
Cons: The pickup experience was terrible.
2.8 Mediocre
Oct 18 2015
Cons: Had to wait over 3 hours for a car. They don't know how to hold a reservation.
10.0 Excellent
Nov 12 2015
Pros: The easiest process I have ever been through and true to my reservation.
8.0 Excellent
Dec 28 2015
Pros: Let us change the return location with no extra charge.
Cons: Asked for a Ford Focus but got a NIssan Altima
7.2 Good
Jan 6 2016
Pros: The car was fine. I had no complaints
Cons: When I returned the car I told them it needed a good vacuuming since my son's dog was in the car and he sheds. The attendant told me that dogs were not allowed and they would charge me $200+ for cleaning. No one had told me dogs were not allowed and nothing in their contract states that. It does state that a reasonable charge would be applied for clean up if necessary. The only additional cleaning needed would be minor. I'm aware of that since I brought the car to a car wash when I arrived at my destination on Dec 21st. The total cost including a generous tip was under $20. Budget has charged me over $300 which is totally unreasonable. There were no stain or anything extraordinary required.
2.0 Mediocre
Jan 21 2016
Cons: Car was not available. If you are going to allow customers to book a car, you need to be able to provide a car.
9.6 Excellent
Jun 11 2016
good and poor
Pros: The budget people at our hotel were amazing, they allowed to return the car 1 day early and we did not have to hassle with the airport lot especially being they didn't open until 7 am and our flight took off at 7:15 am.
Cons: When we got to airport we went to rental agent at airport to find our we had to go to union station to pick-up car. We got a rate of $220 for week on internet and to get one from the airport she wanted $599 so we got an uber and went downtown and saved $400. The agent didn't offer any discounts or price matching.
2.0 Mediocre
Sep 8 2016
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Everything
4.4 Okay
Oct 24 2016
No cars and poor customer service
Cons: Arrived at pickup counter, was informed that the reservation only locked in the price, not an actual car. Pulled up my confirmation email which said, "Rental car reserved" in large letters. The Budget representatives at the counter did not apologize. We will not be using Budget again.
From $51/day
Rated #3
Alamo
8.1 Excellent (33 reviews)
1 location in Washington
Alamo
Locations in Washington
970 D St Sw
+1 888 826 6893
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
  • 8.1
  • 8.6
  • 8.8
  • 7.5
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
6.4 Good
Aug 7 2016
Cons: I pick up the car with an empty gas tank and returned it empty too but i was charged for the empty tank. I am asking the company to refund the amount of money charged to my debit card Poor axplanation of the bill upon drop off Thank you
8.4 Excellent
Aug 21 2016
Pros: Pick up and drop off was very easy
Cons: Drop off fee. The car was not clean on the inside.
9.2 Excellent
Sep 4 2016
Cons: No directions to find the rental desk, on a hot day the address wasn't enough. I wanted a small car, they didn't have any.
10.0 Excellent
Nov 9 2015
Washington DC Rental
Pros: 1. We picked car up at Dulles airport and dropped it at Union Station with no extra charge. 2. We used the online checkout feature so we were able to skip the line and pick up our car from the lot. 3. Car was clean and ready to go.
7.2 Good
Nov 21 2015
Pros: They were helpful when hertz wouldn't take a debit card. They wouldn't match Hwrtz's (much better) price but did work to give me a discount.
7.6 Good
Jan 6 2016
Very hard to find!
Pros: Very easy to access from the city Quick & easy drop off
Cons: The place was incredibly hard to find. There are no signs. Instruction in confirmation were not clear enough. We called customer service because we drove around for about 39 mins and they were also not able to give us info on how to get there. They transferred us to the location desk and we were on hold for 15 minutes and no one picked up.
10.0 Excellent
Jan 11 2016
Perfect
Pros: This company is amazing. very easy pick up drop off, awesome cars, minimum contacts and paper work. Highly recommended
5.6 Okay
Jan 25 2016
Cons: Union Station drop off location for car rentals is almost impossible to find. No direct number available to call and head office Alamo
5.2 Okay
Feb 12 2016
Good Price but Poor Vehicle Quality
Pros: Price was good and pickup personnel were attentive
Cons: The first vehicle (Economy) did not have a working passenger seatbelt. I switched for a second vehicle which had a very noisy ventilation fan/ motor. Unfortunately, it was 20 degrees at the time, so heat and the fan were necessary. In any event, it was only a day trip, so it was not the worst.
10.0 Excellent
Apr 18 2016
Easy in and out/courteous staff
Pros: Quick pickup and dropoff. Decent price.
From $54/day
Rated #4
Enterprise
7.6 Good (49 reviews)
7 locations in Washington
Enterprise
Locations in Washington
1029 Vermont Avenue Nw
+1 202 393 0900
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
1100 4th St Sw
+1 202 554 8100
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
2601 Calvert St Nw
+1 202 393 0900
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
2730 Georgia Ave Nw
+1 202 332 1716
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
3355 Benning Rd Ne
+1 202 635 1104
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 16:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
3700 10th St Ne
+1 202 635 1104
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday12:00 - 16:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
99 H St Ne
+1 202 715 1912
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
  • 7.5
  • 7.7
  • 7.8
  • 7.5
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
Nov 4 2016
complete failure
Pros: there was nothing to like because YOU GAVE MY CAR AWAY
Cons: No car! I thought I had reserved a car - I had, in fact. But because I didn't arrive at the time I had reserved (I was an hour late), they gave my car to someone else, and had no other cars available. We tried calling 3 others Enterprise locations but no one had a car. I had reserved a car for 24 hrs. If the staff wasn't sure I was still coming to pick it up, why not call or email? Or if they don't want to contact me BEFORE, why not contact me AFTER so I don't waste a trip to the pickup location? Completely UNACCEPTABLE and ridiculous. This is not how a car "reservation" should work. If you have a policy that customer must arrive within X minutes of car's reservation time, please make that clear so we know what the window of time is, or so we know when we need to modify the reservation to adjust the pickup time in advance. BAD EXPERIENCE!!!!!!!!!! Why would anyone make a reservation with Enterprise if we're not guaranteed an actual car? This was for an important trip to a hospital to visit a sick family member. Luckily I was able to get a car from Hertz.
10.0 Excellent
Jan 5 2017
Pros: The folks at the 1069 Vermont Ave Enterprise in DC were incredibly nice in helping pick out my car before departing on my trip and were gracious upon return. I will definitely be renting from this Enterprise location in the future. It was a seamless and pleasant experience I will be recommending to friends. Thank you for helping make our holiday travels easier.
2.0 Mediocre
Oct 11 2016
Pros: I didn't get the car, they didn't have one for me
Cons: The person at the front desk was very very disrespectful to me and my husband. He claimed that he called and left a message and since we didn't call him back, we don't have a car. He also lectured us on how we need to answer our call when someone calls. we assured him that we didn't get a call but it didn't help. This was the worst experience of my life.
10.0 Excellent
Jan 30 2019
Pros: Very nice staff, free upgrade, very convenient
Cons: not really anything was lacking...
10.0 Excellent
Oct 16 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly and helpful, pick-up and drop-off were efficient, brand new car in perfect condition.
10.0 Excellent
May 15 2020
Pros: Staff was excellent!!!
Cons: Better appointment times
8.0 Excellent
May 16 2020
Pros: staff was efficient and friendly - perfect
Cons: the car was broken, or not? the display showed a wrong number in the amount of oil left in the car. teach your employee about that and keep it up to date or inform rentor before renting
6.0 Good
Sep 18 2016
Bad logistics
Pros: The parking lot for pick up and drop off is about a block away and not spacious at all.
Cons: Parking lot away from the office
10.0 Excellent
Dec 27 2016
Excellent Service
Pros: The employees at this location were really fantastic.. Friendly, genuine, helpful.. The car was new, which was nice, but the employees really made this experience wonderful.
Cons: Nothing.
4.4 Okay
Feb 14 2017
Benning road - D.C. SE
Pros: Ease of service
Cons: Car reeked of cigarettes the whole time I had it. The smel just didn't go away. Car was a bit out of date as well. Brakes felt like it grinded.
From $40/day
Rated #5
Avis
6.7 Good (61 reviews)
5 locations in Washington
Avis
Locations in Washington
1072 Wisconsin Avenue NW
+1 202 469 7179
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00
1908 L Street Northwest
+1 202 887 4759
Monday09:00 - 16:45
Tuesday09:00 - 16:45
Wednesday09:00 - 16:45
Thursday09:00 - 16:45
Friday09:00 - 16:45
Saturday09:00 - 16:45
Sunday09:00 - 16:45
4400 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
+1 202 686 5149
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 15:00
5911 Blair Road Northwest
+1 202 722 2680
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00
99 H Street NE
+1 202 682 2983
Monday09:00 - 16:45
Tuesday09:00 - 16:45
Wednesday09:00 - 16:45
Thursday09:00 - 16:45
Friday09:00 - 16:45
Saturday09:00 - 16:45
Sunday09:00 - 16:45
  • 6.3
  • 6.8
  • 7.1
  • 5.8
  • 7.0
Recent reviews
5.6 Okay
Aug 14 2017
Car was fine -- Avis staff were abysmal.
Pros: The car was fine.
Cons: Avis staff were rude, uncommunicative and unhelpful. Very long wait to pickup car, no explanation, lots of chaos and confusion. Staff were fighting with each other and ignoring customers. Total lack of accountability or basic customer service.
2.0 Mediocre
Feb 5 2018
Pros: Quick in getting me my car
Cons: I expected to pay half the amount I ended up paying. My estimated total was around $33, and I understand it was an estimation, that's fine. But I ended up paying $80!! AFTER they gave me the receipt and AFTER I asked for them to explain all the charges did they offer me an explanation of "it's because you didn't fill up the gas tank even though it says full". After inquiring some more about what they meant by that, I do understand why they're asking me to fill up the tank and bring in a receipt even if the gas gauge reads "full," but it would have been really nice (and quite simple on their part) to have informed me of that BEFORE I took the car. Yes, they did ask me before I took the car, if I wanted to pay the $30 extra for them to fill up the gas tank. Since I was only driving a few miles for a few hours, I didn't expect to use enough gas to empty the tank, so I kindly declined. When I was talking with them, there was also a line forming, so they were annoyed that I was asking these questions (and it was quite apparent on how annoyed they were). Not using Kayak or Avis again. Extremely disappointed.
2.8 Mediocre
Feb 8 2018
I booked the car through KAYAK but payment at AVIS at different charge
Cons: We make the booking car rental at KAYAK at the cost 348.92 $ for Avis Rent a Car Confirmation Number:02673329US1 ,But when pick up AVIS made up the contract charge 572$ at 11:15am (28th Dec) . We claim the payment at return time of drop off at (12:00 noon 30th Dec) , They said that because we pick up 45min early then they charge additional 1 more day , it's not fair if they mentioned clearly and adivise us we would delay pick up 45 min to meet the contract term . The total amount 572$ was not clearly in detail . In additional on 2nd Feb ,2018 our bank card has been charge other 130$ by Avis for unknown reason . All the gap paid amount with booking amount should be returned to us as requested . Please help us to claim back to AVIS . We are very upset for what KAYAK has GUARANTEE THE LOWEST PRICE ON EVERYTHING YOU BOOK Find a lower price, we'll refund you 100% of the difference. Book an Express Deal, we'll refund you 200% of the difference. Please check & claim back money for us . Tell us the contact point in AVIS for claim this booking .
4.8 Okay
May 24 2018
Upgrade?
Pros: None.
Cons: Avis doesn't respect my car selection. They provided a less category vehicle for same money. According with them I it was a upgrade! Not to me.
8.0 Excellent
Oct 12 2018
Cons: They tried to additional gas charge without any explanation or notice when I returned car. I was so embarrassed their sneaky behavior.
9.2 Excellent
Dec 30 2015
Worked as advertised
Pros: Rented Ford Taurus. Drove from Washington DC to Miami and back without issues. Car was clean and functional. Got additional insurance through Kayak 3rd party at a fraction of the price that Avis would charge.
Cons: Comfort rating isn't a reflection on Avis, more about the long distance comfort of the vehicle itself. Pick-up/Drop-off location at 1722 M street opens precisely at 7am. No early/late drop-off available.
6.0 Good
Sep 6 2016
You get what you pay for
Pros: price, location
Cons: unfriendly staff, confusing procedures
10.0 Excellent
Oct 11 2016
Great experience with Avis
Pros: The price was very fair, and having no drop fee for state-to-state rental was a very pleasant surprise! The employees at both pick up and drop off were very nice. The car was clean and trouble-free.
4.0 Okay
Dec 30 2016
Pros: I reserved the car on Kayak at one price and learned at the counter that appropriate insurance would double my price. This was an unpleasant surprise. Very stressful.
4.0 Okay
Apr 23 2017
Big delay in getting car
Pros: Car we finally ended up with was fine. Manager tried to be helpful when we spoke with him.
Cons: Union Station DC location is very hectic. Desk workers were unfriendly and unhelpful. Had to wait a very long time for our car. First car we were given reeked of cigarette smoke and had ashes on the console; clearly had not been cleaned.
From $68/day
Rated #6
National
9.1 Excellent (6 reviews)
1 location in Washington
National
Locations in Washington
970 D St Sw
+1 202 554 1681
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
  • 9.3
  • 10.0
  • 9.3
  • 8.3
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
9.2 Excellent
Jul 16 2016
Pros: Front desk staff was really nice and pleasant.
Cons: I didn't enjoy the car I drove. But that isn't the fault of Kayak.
9.2 Excellent
Sep 6 2016
Great Service and Delivered as Promised
Pros: I ordered a pickup truck and actually was given my choice of the ones they had on site, not just the one selected for me. Staff was friendly, courtesy and very helpful.
Cons: National does not pick up or drop off customers before or after rental, so you are responsible for arriving here and getting back on your own accord.
10.0 Excellent
Sep 20 2016
Pros: Great service, great truck
10.0 Excellent
Oct 18 2016
Great experience
Pros: I booked at a place that was off the airport and they worked with me to get the car at the airport. Very nice and professional people.
6.4 Good
Nov 25 2018
Offices closed
Pros: Manager at airport location was able to accommodate our reservation
Cons: We were called a week in advance that our pick up location inDC would be closed that we needed to go to union station to pick up rental. However, after getting an Uber to union station, that office was closed too. Then we had to get another Uber to the Ronald Reagan airport. So more Uber drives. Very late start to our drive to Virginia.
10.0 Excellent
Jan 27 2020
Pros: Tia was really helpful and easy going.
Cons: Nothing, again, Tia was fabulous
Sunnycars
sunnycars
2 locations in Washington
Sunnycars
Locations in Washington
2500 National Avenue Garage A
970 D Street Southwest
Advance Car And Truck Rental
advance
1 location in Washington
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Locations in Washington
2600 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington
+1 703 838 1666
Eagle Rent A Car
eaglerac
1 location in Washington
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in Washington
435 S. Washington St
Easirent
easirent
1 location in Washington
Easirent
Locations in Washington
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
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keddy by Europcar
keddy
1 location in Washington
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Washington
2600 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Washington Reagan Airport
+1 703 838 1666
Sixt
sixtrentacar
1 location in Washington
Sixt
Locations in Washington
23320 Autopilot Dr
+1 703 574 1980
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
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Friday00:00 - 23:59
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479 travelers who rented a car in Washington gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.8

Car rental locations in or near Washington

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Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$52/day

Good deal

$41/day

When to book a rental car in Washington

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Top tips for renting a car in Washington

  • Travelers flying into Washington, D.C. will want to consider renting a car, as cars offer the best access to many of the popular sites and day trips around D.C. For instance, FedExField, home to the Washington Redskins, takes over an hour to get to on public transportation, but only takes 30 minutes in a car. Popular tourist spots such as Shenandoah National Park and Mount Vernon are also easily reached in a rental car.
  • Fortunately for would-be rental car drivers with flights to Washington, D.C., all of the airports in the greater metropolitan area have easily accessible rental car centers. In Washington Dulles Airport, shuttles outside of the Baggage Claim Area will take travelers to the rental lot, while at Reagan National Airport, travelers will find the rental shuttle outside of Door 4 on the ticketing level.
  • Rush hour is no joke in Washington, D.C. and travelers should plan accordingly. Morning rush hour lasts from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and evening rush hour lasts from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. During those times, Key Bridge, Southeast Freeway, Chain Bridge, and New York Avenue should all be avoided as they number among the most congested spots in D.C.
  • Visitors to Washington, D.C. should be prepared to deal with the city’s famed traffic circles. Traffic circles such as Dupont Circle, Logan Circle, and Thomas Circle are notoriously difficult to navigate for first-time visitors, but with a bit of pre-planning and appropriate route planning, they should be no problem.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Washington for $41 or less
  • Book your rental car in Washington at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Washington are around 35% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Compact rental cars in Washington are around 29% cheaper than other car types, on average

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