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Massachusetts car rentals

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Cheap car rentals in Massachusetts

Full-size SUV$46/day
Passenger van$62/day
Pickup truck$41/day
Premium SUV$60/day
Supplier choice$27/day
Intermediate SUV$32/day
Standard SUV$32/day
Compact SUV$32/day
Open air all terrain$59/day
Luxury SUV$63/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car in Massachusetts

  • Most car-rental agencies in Massachusetts operate from the major airports and cities throughout the state. The state of Massachusetts uses EZDriveMA to manage its toll roads and offers four different options for paying tolls. Car rental provides an excellent option for discovering the state of Massachusetts at your own pace and convenience.
  • Operating a mobile phone or mobile electronic device while driving is illegal in Massachusetts; penalties may include fines and license suspension. If you’re traveling with your pet, Massachusetts law prohibits drivers from letting their dogs loose in the back of pickup trucks. Also, seatbelts are mandatory for both drivers and passengers while you’re driving in Massachusetts. Finally, when you’re driving with children in the car, be sure to use a federally approved and properly fitted child passenger restraint—i.e., a secured car seat.
  • Cars must be parked in designated parking lots if you’re renting a car in Massachusetts. In this New England state, you must come to a full stop before making a right turn at a red light. However, there are certain areas where right turns at red lights are not permitted. You will see a sign on the traffic light or in plain site if this is the case.
  • For new drivers in Massachusetts, it can be confusing to understand which tires are best to have. It’s recommended that you rent a car with snow tires if you plan to visit the state in the winter. However, if you’re going to be driving off-road as well, you would need to add chains to your snow tires to get through the snow. And if you’re going to be driving in the absolute worst of conditions, then studded tires are a more realistic option for you.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Massachusetts for $63 or less
  • Book your rental car in Massachusetts at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Massachusetts are around 21% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Compact rental cars in Massachusetts are around 70% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Massachusetts

  • Should I rent a car in Massachusetts?

    Whether you are traveling to Massachusetts for business or leisure, a car rental service can help you get around and accomplish your mission at your own preferred pace and pleasure. With your Massachusetts car rental, you can check off every item on your to-do list at your convenience rather than spend hundreds of dollars on taxis or rideshares, or trying to determine the right bus to catch. A rental car allows you to take control of the road and explore every corner of the state, which you might not be able to do with public transportation. Best of all, you can search and find great deals on Massachusetts rental cars online on platforms like KAYAK, where you can find massive discounts on your car rental.

  • What is driving like in Massachusetts?

    Massachusetts is a fun state to explore. However, drivers in Massachusetts are known for their aggression. It takes local expertise to drive around safely, especially in a city like Boston. Never assume that you have the right of way when driving in Massachusetts, not even if you have the green arrow, and definitely not if you’re on a four-lane highway. Stopping at the STOP sign is not always uniformly practiced in Massachusetts. Use of turn signals or attempts to make eye contact with other drivers is usually considered a sign of weakness on Massachusetts roads! Massachusetts has one of the highest accident rates in the country, and it’s also one of the few US states with no-fault car insurance.

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

    Like in the other states, you need to be at least twenty one years of age to rent a car in Massachusetts. When making your reservation, the car-rental company will require you to produce a copy of your driver’s license, valid proof of insurance, and possibly other relevant documents like a passport. Additionally, most car-rental companies impose a surcharge on drivers under twenty five. It is important to find out the car-rental company’s fees and policies when you make your reservation.

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

    On average a rental car in Massachusetts costs $56 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Massachusetts?

    Compact (Class Compact SUV or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Massachusetts.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Massachusetts?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Enterprise Rent-A-Car ($29/day), Budget ($30/day) and Hertz ($30/day).

  • What is the best rental car company in Massachusetts?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Massachusetts are Enterprise Rent-A-Car (8.5, 93 reviews), Hertz (7.5, 89 reviews), and Avis (7.5, 75 reviews).

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

    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 Massachusetts?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to rent a car in Massachusetts are Hyannis (20% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Massachusetts), West Tisbury (18%) and Springfield (11%).

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

    On average a rental car in Massachusetts costs $616 per week ($88 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Massachusetts costs $2,642 per month ($88 per day).

Car rental locations in Massachusetts

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  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car rental locations in Massachusetts

    29 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Massachusetts

    24 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Massachusetts

    13 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Massachusetts

    11 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car rental locations in Massachusetts

    7 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car rental locations in Massachusetts

    5 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car rental locations in Massachusetts

    2 Locations

  • vipcarsrec

    VIPCars Recommendation car rental locations in Massachusetts

    2 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car rental locations in Massachusetts

    1 Location

  • autoeurope

    AutoEurope car rental locations in Massachusetts

    1 Location

  • eaglerac

    Eagle Rent A Car car rental locations in Massachusetts

    1 Location

  • national

    National car rental locations in Massachusetts

    1 Location

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