|Car types||Compact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV, Supplier choice|
|Popular agencies||Hertz, Budget, Enterprise, Avis|
Some Wilmington car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Wilmington.
Keep in mind that car rental insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Wilmington car rental.
Some car rental companies in Wilmington which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Hertz, Budget and Enterprise
On average a rental car in Wilmington costs $46 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Avis ($37/day), Hertz ($39/day) and Budget ($41/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Budget 702 Philadelphia Pike 19809 (3 miles from city center).
The average gas price in Wilmington is $3.63 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $44 and $58, depending on the car size.
Economy (Chevrolet Spark or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Wilmington.
Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Philadelphia airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, Thrifty, Dollar, Sixt, Enterprise, Alamo, Budget, Avis, Payless, and Rent-A-Wreck.
Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.
A Economy car rental in Wilmington costs $39 per day, on average.
A Compact car rental in Wilmington costs $41 per day, on average.
A Intermediate car rental in Wilmington costs $44 per day, on average.
In Wilmington, cars are most frequently rented at Budget 100 South French Street (1 miles from city center).
On average a rental car in Wilmington costs $319 per week ($46 per day).
On average a rental car in Wilmington costs $1,368 per month ($46 per day).
Given Wilmington's high influx of vehicles operating on major roadways, we recommend that an economy, a convertible, or any small car for smooth navigation around the city. Go for a minivan or an SUV if you travel as a group of more than five people.
Wilmington, like most Delaware cities, has a relatively low maximum speed limit. The state recommended speed limit is 65mph. Two-lane state roads have a speed limit of up to 50mph, and two-lane urban roads have a limit of 25mph.
Gas prices in Wilmington are quite affordable. Gas stations like Gulf, Costco, King Star, Eagle Fuels, and Riggings have flexible prices between $2.2 to $2.3 a gallon. Depending on the type and size of your car, you can spend around $33 or $45 to fill up your gas tank. However, the price of fuel at the Philadelphia International Airport is slightly on the higher side.
There are several parking spots and garages in Downtown Wilmington where you can park your car any time of the day for as long as you wish. These parking services are provided by the Wilmington Parking Authority, Central Parking System, and Colonial Parking, which has spaces on different streets in Downtown Wilmington, approximately 15 miles from the airport. To use these parking services, you'll need to download the Park Mobile app, which customers use to pay for parking services. Parking costs around $1 per hour and around $12 per day.
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!).