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Cheap car rentals in Maine

Full-size SUV$50/day
Passenger van$82/day
Pickup truck$46/day
Premium SUV$62/day
Intermediate SUV$33/day
Standard SUV$36/day
Compact SUV$46/day
Supplier choice$48/day
Luxury SUV$51/day
Premium coupe$100/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car in Maine

  • Ensure that all passengers buckle up when driving in Maine. The law also requires children below eight and under 80 pounds to be in a federally approved safety or booster seat. If you didn’t bring yours on your trip, don’t worry. You can rent one from the rental counter for a small fee. Also, children below twelve are not allowed to ride in the front row, even if they wear their seatbelts.
  • The Maine Turnpike is one of the major roads you’ll use when traveling in Maine and on a toll road. All rental car operators are expected to pay tolls on the Maine Turnpike, and there are several accepted means of payment. The most convenient is an electronic payment, where the rental agency issues a toll pass that allows you to pay for tolls electronically without stopping to pay cash. Moreover, many toll collection companies have converted to electronic toll collection, with cash rarely accepted.
  • There are about 24,000 miles of road in Maine, passing through the majestic scenery and pristine beaches, meaning that a rental car is the ideal option when exploring this region. However, if you’re going to be on the road for a long time, it is advisable that you register an additional driver. An additional driver gives you the chance to rest when you’re fatigued and can also act as your designated driver. Maine rental agencies will allow you to register additional drivers for a small daily fee or for free if they are your spouse or domestic partner.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Maine for $56 or less
  • Book your rental car in Maine at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Maine are around 34% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Economy rental cars in Maine are around 40% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Maine

  • Should I rent a car in Maine?

    A Maine rental car is a no-brainer. There are many pros to having your own set of wheels. First, you get the freedom to plan your travel according to your convenience. Yes, the bus is cheaper, but your itinerary might not align with its strict schedule, plus they aren’t available on public holidays. Second, a rental car is comfortable and convenient. Thanks to KAYAK, you don’t have to drag your luggage around, and the booking process is straightforward. Just make a reservation online through KAYAK, and you’ll have your car waiting as soon as you’re in Maine. Finally, rental cars are high on tech. You’ll find rental cars in Maine with features like Bluetooth, GPS, air conditioning, and great entertainment systems to enhance your driving experience.

  • What is driving like in Maine?

    Keep your distance from the vehicle ahead and wait at least 2 seconds before following the car in front. You should also be aware of the many cyclists on the street and stay at least 3 feet from them. Pedestrians will mostly cross on crosswalks, however, note that they retain the right of way even if they cross illegally or at an undesignated point. If visibility drops to below 1000 feet, have your headlights on. Another important law is to keep your radio at a reasonable volume because the sound from your vehicle shouldn’t be heard from 25 feet away. You can make a U-turn unless there is a sign prohibiting it or if you’re in the business district. The speed limits in Maine are 15 mph in school zones, 25 mph in business and residential districts, 45 mph on general roadways, 55 to 60 mph on rural highways, and 70 to 75 mph on interstate highways.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Maine?

    You need to be at least twenty one to be allowed to rent a car in Maine. You will find twenty one as the minimum age at most car rental locations in Maine. As you book a rental car, you’ll be required to present a valid driver’s license and a credit card in your name. And if you’re between twenty one and twenty four, you will be charged a daily young renter’s fee. Moreover, vehicles like premium and full-size SUVs, exotic and luxury rentals, and cargo and passenger vans are not available for renting by young renters.

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

    On average a rental car in Maine costs $80 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Maine?

    Economy (Chevrolet Sonic Sedan or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Maine.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Maine?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Alamo ($27/day), Budget ($32/day) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car ($43/day).

  • What is the best rental car company in Maine?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Maine are Alamo (8.7, 113 reviews), Enterprise Rent-A-Car (8.4, 142 reviews), and Budget (8.1, 156 reviews).

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Maine?

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

  • Where should I rent a car in Maine?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to rent a car in Maine are Portland (70% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Maine), Bangor (25%) and Bar Harbor (1%).

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

    On average a rental car in Maine costs $498 per week ($71 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Maine costs $2,135 per month ($71 per day).

Car rental directory

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car rental locations in Maine

    23 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Maine

    8 Locations

  • easirent

    Easirent car rental locations in Maine

    6 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Maine

    4 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Maine

    4 Locations

  • ace

    Ace car rental locations in Maine

    3 Locations

  • acerentalcars

    Ace Rental Cars car rental locations in Maine

    2 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car rental locations in Maine

    2 Locations

  • national

    National car rental locations in Maine

    2 Locations

  • rentawreck

    Rent-A-Wreck car rental locations in Maine

    2 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in Maine

    2 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car rental locations in Maine

    2 Locations

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