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Washington, D.C. car rentals from $23/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 Washington, D.C. with a pick-up date of 4/2 and drop-off date of 4/3. 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 Washington, D.C.

Economy$23/day
Compact$28/day
Intermediate$25/day
Minivan$33/day
Full-size SUV$31/day
Premium$46/day
Luxury$44/day
Premium SUV$32/day
Supplier choice$25/day
Compact SUV$26/day
Standard SUV$26/day
Intermediate SUV$29/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Washington, D.C.

  • Familiarize yourself with the driving laws of Washington DC before taking off in Washington DC car rentals. Its illegal to operate your rental with a BAC of over 0.08%. All occupants in the rental must wear a seat belt at all times. If you have children under four years in the vehicle, ensure they are secured to an appropriate booster or child seat at the rear seat. Moreover, ensure you yield right-of-way whenever you hear an emergency vehicle like a police car or ambulance approaching. Turn on your headlights 30 minutes before sunset and off 30 minutes before sunrise.
  • If you’re in Washington DC during the winter, rent a four-wheel-drive fit for the snowy terrain. Expect dark skies and ice as temperatures tend to drop very low. Moreover, ensure your vehicle always has a brush to remove ice from your windows and non-freezing washer fluid. Drive slowly during the winter. Always have your headlights on due to the poor visibility when it’s snowing. On the other hand, a convertible is ideal during summer as it allows you to enjoy open-air drives under the warm DC sunshine. However, congestion is worse in the summer due to the flocking in of tourists to the city. So avoid roads prone to congestion, especially around the White House.
  • The rental car center at Reagan National Airport is at National Avenue Garage A. You can walk from Terminals A and B, which takes about 10 minutes and from Terminal C, which takes around 15 minutes. Follow the car rental signage to Terminal Parking Garage A. Rental booths of companies providing cheap car rentals in Washington DC like Avis and Enterprise are on the first floor of garage A. The rental pick-up location is on the second level. At Washington Dulles International Airport, rental providers like Avis, Budget, and Enterprise offer curbside shuttle services at 2C and 2D. They also offer shuttles to the pick-up location, which is 5min from the Main Terminal.
  • 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, D.C. for $38 or less
  • Book your rental car in Washington, D.C. at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Washington, D.C. are around 6% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Premium rental cars in Washington, D.C. are around 74% cheaper than other car types, on average

Washington, D.C. car rental experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travelers who rented a car in Washington, D.C. 
Verified travelerFeb 2024
Union Station has limited cars available but can be convenient for locals.
DeeSep 2023
Alamo, National, and Enterprise are the best options at DCA. I fly into DCA regularly and have never had a bad experience with them. They also stay open latest in the event that your flight is delayed. Also, DCA is a small airport, and I prefer the brief walk outside to the rental car counter (there are signs--go toward the south/metro exit) over the shuttle, in fair weather.
Jean-LouisOct 2023
Get an EZ-pass if you plan to use the toll roads. Be aware that tolls on I-66 and I-495 are based on traffic load. So getting on these toll roads could be expensive based on the time of day and traffic load; however, it may save you sometime getting around the Nation's Capital during rush hour.
Verified travelerNov 2023
Make sure to stick to the requested vehicle.
KellyJun 2023
When possible, rent from the airport locations. The city offices are satellite locations and may run out of cars
Verified travelerJun 2023
Use Turo for return trips (when you factor in insurance it's much cheaper).
DavidAug 2023
Driving in DC is a bit more aggressive than any other place I've have driven. There is a lot of traffic and depending of the destination parking is scarce.
Verified travelerJun 2023
GPS, Google Map seems a must.. Expect tough traffic in Arlington Va. and D.C. Parked only at hotels. motels.. May want to pre plan garages..

FAQs about renting a car in Washington, D.C.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Washington, D.C.?

    Fortunately for visitors to D.C. with rental cars, the streets in general are fairly wide and easily accessible for a range of vehicle sizes. However, if you are going to be spending plenty of time downtown, parallel parking will be much easier to find with a smaller vehicle. Some of the smaller streets are easier to navigate in a small-to-midsize vehicle as well.

  • What’s the speed limit in Washington, D.C.?

    Travelers should note that the speed limits in Washington, D.C. tend to be much lower than other American cities. For instance, unless otherwise noted, the maximum speed limit is 25 mph, though many of the larger roads range from 25 mph up to 55 mph. In the immediate area surrounding D.C., the speed limit on highways and freeways is only 55 mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Washington, D.C.?

    Street parking and garage parking are the two main options available for parkers in Washington, D.C. For garage parking, travelers should keep in mind that many commuters to D.C. make use of the garages so the best locations can fill up fast, especially when an event is taking place nearby.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Washington, D.C.?

    On average a rental car in Washington, D.C. costs $49 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 Washington, D.C. found in the last 2 weeks is $32.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Washington, D.C.?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Budget ($25/day) and Hertz ($28/day).

  • What is the best rental car company in Washington, D.C.?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Washington, D.C. are Enterprise Rent-A-Car (7.6, 68 reviews), Avis (6.5, 100 reviews), and Budget (6.2, 156 reviews).

  • How much is gas price in Washington, D.C.?

    The average gas price in Washington, D.C. is $3.48 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $42 and $56, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Washington, D.C.?

    Premium (BMW X1 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Washington, D.C..

  • 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)?

    The only car rental company onsite at Reagan-National airport is Hertz.

  • 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 Hertz, Budget, Advantage, Dollar, Alamo, Thrifty, Avis, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Silvercar, 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, Hertz, Payless, Budget, Thrifty, Dollar, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo, 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 Hertz, Budget, Advantage, Dollar, Alamo, Thrifty, E-Z Rent-A-Car, Avis, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and National.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Washington, D.C.?

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

  • How much does a Premium car rental cost in Washington, D.C.?

    A Premium car rental in Washington, D.C. costs $19 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Washington, D.C.?

    A Standard car rental in Washington, D.C. costs $25 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Washington, D.C.?

    An Economy car rental in Washington, D.C. costs $27 per day, on average.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Washington, D.C.?

    On average a rental car in Washington, D.C. costs $346 per week ($49 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Washington, D.C.?

    On average a rental car in Washington, D.C. costs $1,481 per month ($49 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Washington, D.C.?

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

  • How many car agencies are operating in Washington, D.C.?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 16 car rental agencies in Washington, D.C..

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Washington, D.C.?

    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 Washington, D.C.?

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

  • How do I navigate with my car rental around Washington DC?

    Navigating your cheap car rentals in Washington DC is easy once you’re familiar with the configuration of streets. The street grid starts from the Capitol and runs from north to south and east to west. Those running north to south have numbers, while those east to west have letters. The quadrant naming system, like SW, SE, NW, and NE, are also used.

  • What is the cancellation policy for car rentals in Washington DC?

    Companies like Hertz and Enterprise have a free cancellation policy for any rental cancelled within 48 hours of booking. This gives you flexibility in case your schedule changes. Any cancellations made a few hours before pick-up call for a cancellation fee.

Washington, D.C. car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.7

Value for money

7.6

9 locations in Washington, D.C.

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Locations in Washington, D.C.

1100 4th St Sw

+1 202 554 8100

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1110 14th St Nw

+1 202 393 0900

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2505 Wisconsin Ave Nw

+1 202 232 4443

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2730 Georgia Ave Nw

+1 202 332 1716

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3355 Benning Rd Ne

+1 202 635 1104

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3700 10th St Ne

+1 202 635 1104

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5013 Georgia Ave Nw

+1 202 451 2148

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970 D St Sw

+1 202 554 1681

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99 H St Ne

+1 202 715 1912

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10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Great customer service!

2.0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
I filled up the gas and they were trying to charge me. check your employee, someone is stealing

8.0 Very good

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and car was really clean.

Cons:

The location is not where it says it is so I had to look around for it. Gotta update the address.

8.0 Very good

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Instructions for when we return the car. (There was no one present, we never had any proper instruction on how to retrn the car, where to park, leave the keys etc

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Great car - thank you! Friendly representatives too!

9.2 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy to pick it up, drop it off,

Cons:

The "needs maintenance" announcement always turned on when I started the car - very annoying

1 out of 26

Avis

Best rated

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.4

Value for money

6.9

6 locations in Washington, D.C.

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1072 Wisconsin Ave Nw

+1 202 469 7179

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1908 L Street Northwest

+1 202 887 4759

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4400 Connecticut Avenue Nw

+1 202 686 5149

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5911 Blair Rd Nw

+1 202 722 2680

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616 E Street Nw

+1 202 499 1039

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99 H Street Ne

+1 202 682 2983

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4.0 Mediocre

Feb 2024

KAYAK
I reached there to find out that they didn’t have any cars left. Why would you book people when you know you won’t have cars. If you don’t have cars then atleast do the courtesy to call and notify ahead of time. It can ruin trips. Had to wait for almost half an hour for a customer to bring back the car and then they gave us the car with half the tank. On top of that they never have the kind of car available that was in the original booking. I booked a Sedan this time and I got a giant RAM truck with lot less fuel efficiency thereby costing me more for the trip. I think this should be fixed.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
We got there at the scheduled time and they did not have any cars! over 20 people waiting in line for their reservations and no cars. They shouldn't take a reservation if they don't have a car to rent.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2021

KAYAK

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Great service! Friendly staff! Gave me a free upgrade since there was going to be a snow storm and they wanted me to stay safe!

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly and efficient staff both in Washington and Queens.

Cons:

Nothing.

2.0 Poor

Dec 2020

KAYAK

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I had to wait an hour outside after arriving on time for my pickup. Once I was inside the agent was awful: rude, unaccommodating, eager to stick me with a pickup truck. What is the point of reserving a particular kind of car if I'm just given what's available after the small car I needed and requested is nowhere to be found, nor, as I was told, is a particular kind of car even guaranteed? I drove the SUV I was given as little as possible while I had it because it was nearly impossible to park it in the city.

Cons:

Customer service, wait time, availability, respecting the reservation that i had made.

2.0 Poor

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Horrible service... additional charges for no obvious reasons. WTH!!!

Cons:

Charge what they said

1 out of 35

Budget

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

6.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.4

6 locations in Washington, D.C.

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1072 Wisconsin Ave Nw

+1 202 469 7240

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1908 L Street Northwest

+1 202 223 1418

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4400 Connecticut Avenue Nw

+1 202 686 2890

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5911 Blair Rd Nw

+1 202 882 1470

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616 E Street Nw

+1 202 499 1200

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99 H Street Ne

+1 202 289 5374

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4.0 Mediocre

Oct 2023

KAYAK
The facility is terrible. And I had to wait a long time to be seen even though I was next in line.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
They ran out of cars! And didn’t tell anyone so people waiting in line for hours.

8.0 Very good

Sep 2022

KAYAK
The car was a little dirty and hadn't been thoroughly cleaned. We also ended up with an SUV instead of a compact car as requested (I don't like driving big cars). I didn't have to pay extra for it (most people would consider it a bonus I guess). But they were very quick with both pickup and dropoff, and overall it was good value for the money.

4.0 Mediocre

Sep 2022

KAYAK
Just an overall heads up, they don’t have a lot of vehicles so when you go in to pick up your reserved vehicle, they have to wait for someone to drop off their previously rental vehicle. Then, they turn it around immediately-so no cleaning the vehicle at all. Our vehicle had a check engine light on it as well. Customer service is luck luster-they do not care if you have to wait.

6.0 Okay

Jan 2021

KAYAK

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Pick up and drop off was not easy especially drop off. It’s in a mall and I have no idea where is car returns. I haven’t given any directions, all I have is the address. No signs whatsoever about car returns. I have to park in the mall and go around asking people. I found there office inside the mall and the lady said I can park anywhere in the mall. The lady wasn’t friendly. I’m not super happy about the drop off part but the price and car were great.

Cons:

Better communication towards pickups and drop off locations and more instructions.

2.0 Poor

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

They didn't have any cars, despite me having (and confirming) a reservation.

1 out of 66

Hertz

Cleanliness

6.4

Comfort

6.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.4

Value for money

5.6

6 locations in Washington, D.C.

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1 Aviation Circle

+1 703 419 6300

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1919 Connecticut Ave Nw

+1 202 299 0697

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23540 Autopilot Dr

+1 703 471 6020

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707 7th St Nw Cnr Of 7th + G

+1 202 347 8518

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99 H Street Ne

+1 202 289 6084

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999 9th St Nw

+1 202 842 1541

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4.0 Mediocre

Feb 2024

KAYAK
The drop-off was fine. The Pick Up was extremely disappointing. We arrived at Reagan National and went to pick up our Hertz rental car. Once at the counter the representative (she was very professional) informed me there would be a 90 minute wait time to get our car. I explained to her that we arrived "on time" and also spoke to her manager - explaining that we flew in that morning because our daughter in law was having her baby that same morning and could they please see if these special circumstances would help facilitate our getting a car - they were both very polite but flatly said no, they could and would not. We had to wait.. So...After 45 minutes I spoke to the people who provided the keys to your customers at the Hertz pick up spot and explained our dilemma. They were quite empathetic and helped us immediately in obtaining a car after that. I feel your team at the counter could have tried harder to help us out when I explained our dilemma. Again they were very professional, just unwilling to be of assistance when we had to get to the hospital ASAP. The bottom line to Hertz is... Will we use Hertz again when we return to the DC area next month? Probably not due to the experience we just had.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Great

2.0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
The drop off location guy was very rude, aggressive, mean. I’m a renter I’m literally paying for his minimum wage I don’t deserve to be treated like he is doing me a favor. I hope you guys can do something about it.

2.0 Poor

Dec 2023

KAYAK
I still haven’t gotten my refund for the unused rent

8.0 Very good

Nov 2023

KAYAK
When making the rental, I didn't request an electric car. When I arrived for pickup, that was the only vehicles they had. I was taking a trip from DC to Columbia, SC. I've never driven an electric vehicle before. After getting a crash course, I was on my way. To make a long story short, charging the vehicle added on an extra 2 hours to long distance trip that I didn't plan on. Therefore, we were late to an event. When making the reservation, I had the opportunity to request an electric vehicle, but chose not to. I was given a description of a particular class of cars so that should have been available.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
They canceled my reservation the day of, even though I rsvp'd 20 days in advance. Will NEVER recommend this service to anyone, better to spend a little extra on a rental then be left in a hard place because of inventory mismanagement.

1 out of 149

Alamo

7.9

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.1

Value for money

7.6

2 locations in Washington, D.C.

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970 D St Sw

+1 888 826 6893

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99 H St Ne

+1 202 715 1912

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6.0 Okay

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up was great. Drop off slow. Car smelled like smoke

6.0 Okay

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The car drove nicely and didn’t have any critical issues. The originally confirmed price (NOT what we were charged in the end) was wonderful.

Cons:

We were hit with a $436.59 ‘’inner city fee’’ despite dropping off where confirmed by our desk agent in Atlanta. At that meeting as well, we waited over two hours as Thrifty, Hertz, and one additional rental company were all required to wait in the same line for two agents. Finally, our windshield wipers did not work on timed settings. During the hours of rain we experienced from Atlanta to New York City, our only option was to hold down the trigger manually.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

All good.

Cons:

Specific vehicle availability--I requested a SUV but ended up with a minivan.

3.6 Poor

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

We booked the car for 8:30am. We got there, the car was not ready. They tried to give us an upgrade of a V8 for a long trip when I booked an economical car. We then had to wait 45 mins for a car to arrive. It had tire pressure issues. They filled with air and said it was fine. We got down the road 5 mins and a warning light came on. We then had to find another Alamo to switch out the car which took another 40 mins as they had to do the paperwork and clean the car. 11am we were finally in the road for a 12 hour trip This is totally unacceptable

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything was smooth and easy. Car was very clean.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Incredibly friendly staff, made me feel comfortable and welcome.

1 out of 15

National

9.1

Wonderful

18 reviews

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

8.5

3 locations in Washington, D.C.

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50 Massachusetts Ave Ne

+1 888 826 6890

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970 D St Sw

+1 202 554 1681

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99 H St Ne

+1 202 715 1912

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10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Tia was really helpful and easy going.

Cons:

Nothing, again, Tia was fabulous

6.4 Okay

Nov 2018

KAYAK

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 Wonderful

Oct 2016

KAYAK

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.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Great service, great truck

9.2 Wonderful

Sep 2016

KAYAK

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.

9.2 Wonderful

Jul 2016

KAYAK

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.

1 out of 2

Thrifty

7.0

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

7.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.7

Value for money

6.9

One location in Washington, D.C.

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707 7th Street Northwest

+1 202 347 8518

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2.0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
I never got to rent a car with Thrifty. My booking was for collection in Washington DC in a central city location, when I got there a security guard informed me the Thrifty office had been closed for over a year. I called the help desk and the customer service agent on the phone said “our system says that office is still open, but I can see on google maps it shows ‘Permanently closed’… maybe go to the airport and see if they can help?” Which is pretty shocking from a corporate help desk. When I arrived at the airport they couldn’t help me and couldn’t hire me a car. So I went to Dollar instead. Would not recommend.

1 out of 1

Dollar

3.2

Cleanliness

3.8

Comfort

3.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

3.2

Value for money

3.6

2 locations in Washington, D.C.

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1919 Connecticut Avenue Nw

+1 202 299 0697

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99 H Street Northeast

+1 202 289 6084

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2.0 Poor

Jun 2023

KAYAK
There was no Dollar counter when I showed up. So no car. Spenr $300 on ubers as a result.

2.0 Poor

May 2023

KAYAK
the dollar location I was sent to did not exist. Then I was sent to the airport. where I didn't want to go and they didn't have my car.

2.0 Poor

May 2023

KAYAK
There was no Dollar located at that location. Customer service is abysmal! They're completely incompetent. Kayak customer service is completely non existent! I will never be using Kayak.com or Dollar/Hertz/ Thrifty ever again. You guys really suck and ruined my trip to my sister's wedding!

1 out of 1

Kyte

8.4

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2 locations in Washington, D.C.

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1050 Connecticut Ave NW

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50 Massachusetts Ave Ne Space Z213

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Easirent

4.7

Mediocre

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Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

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Elita Rent A Car

4.0

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2 locations in Washington, D.C.

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Washington Airport Ronald Reagan National DCA

+1 703 838 1666

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Washington Dulles Intl Airport IAD

+1 703 661 6387

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keddy by Europcar

6.4

Okay

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One location in Washington, D.C.

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2600 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Washington Reagan Airport

+1 703 838 1666

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Free2Move

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11 locations in Washington, D.C.

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100, M Street SE, Suite 525

+1 201 555 5555

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1625, P St Nw

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227, Harry Thomas Way NE

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2550, Benning Rd NE

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355, water ST SE

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4326 Wisconsin Ave NW, Wisconsin Ave NW

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48th St, NW &, W St NW, Washington, DC

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50, Massachusetts Ave NE

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705, G street Southwest

+1 844 543 7332

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Good Hope Rd SE

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Logan Cir NW

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Sunnycars

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2 locations in Washington, D.C.

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2500 National Avenue Garage A

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99 H St Ne

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Advance Car And Truck Rental

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One location in Washington, D.C.

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2600 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington

+1 703 838 1666

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Eagle Rent A Car

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One location in Washington, D.C.

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435 S. Washington St

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1479 travelers who rented a car in Washington, D.C. gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.2

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Sixt

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$49/day

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$38/day

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