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Washington car rentals

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Cheap car rentals in Washington

Toyota Yaris car
Toyota Yaris
or similar SMALL
2
2
4-5
$25/day
Nissan Versa Note car
Nissan Versa Note
or similar SMALL
4
2
4-5
$29/day
Toyota Corolla car
Toyota Corolla
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
2/4
$29/day
Volkswagen Jetta car
Volkswagen Jetta
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
2/4
$36/day
Nissan Altima car
Nissan Altima
or similar LARGE
5
2
4-5
$25/day
Nissan Quest car
Nissan Quest
or similar VAN
5
5
4-5
$41/day
Ford Explorer car
Ford Explorer
or similar SUV
5
2
4-5
$33/day
Fiat 500 car
Fiat 500
or similar SMALL
2
2
2/4
$62/day
Dodge Charger car
Dodge Charger
or similar LARGE
5
5
4-5
$41/day
Chrysler 300 car
Chrysler 300
or similar LUXURY
5
5
4-5
$60/day
RAM Pickup car
RAM Pickup
or similar PICKUPTRUCK
5
3
2/4
$59/day
Chevrolet Suburban car
Chevrolet Suburban
or similar SUV
5
5
4-5
$175/day
Kia Sportage car
Kia Sportage
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
$26/day
Class Special Car car
Class Special Car
or similar Category
5
5
2/4
$27/day
Hyundai Santa Fe car
Hyundai Santa Fe
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
$27/day
Ford EcoSport car
Ford EcoSport
or similar SUV
4
2
4-5
$28/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car in Washington

  • If you are traveling with children, it is important to check with your rental company about whether they will provide a car seat or you should bring your own, as Washington State has many child passenger restraint laws. Children under the age of two must be in a rear-facing car seat. Children between two and four years old must be in a car seat with a harness, and children four and older must ride in a booster seat until they are 4 feet 9 inches tall. Even then, children under the age of thirteen must ride in the backseat when practical. There are also “click it or ticket” laws in place, so make sure to buckle up whether you’re a child or an adult.
  • The weather varies greatly between the east and west sides of Washington State. The west side is more mild throughout the year, whereas the east side can experience both extreme heat in the summer and snowy winters. Keep this in mind as you plan your trip, as having a car with either air conditioning or all-wheel/four-wheel-drive can be incredibly important. Also, if you’ll be traversing between east and west sides during the winter months, make sure to check the mountain passes ahead of time, as they can be closed due to snow and poor conditions.
  • Because Washington State is bordered by Canada as well as two different states, depending on which part of the state you are renting from, make sure to check the rental policy about crossing state and country borders. Overall, it is fairly easy to drive a rental car from the US to Canada, but there are some things to look out for. You may need to let the rental company know ahead of time, and you may be required to have a Canadian non-resident insurance card, which is free to apply for. There may also be a more limited choice in cars, but these all vary by provider, so check ahead of time.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Washington for $68 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 5% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Compact rental cars in Washington are around 76% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Washington

  • Should I rent a car in Washington?

    Renting a car in Washington State will be very beneficial, as the state is very large, but there is lots to see. There is not always good public transportation within or between cities, so renting a car will allow easy transport. A large draw of Washington State is the nature and mountains outside the cities, including Mt. Rainier, Mt. Saint Helens, and Olympic National Park, all of which are a couple hours’ drive from the city of Seattle. Even if you plan on staying within the city, renting a car can be useful because it’s a more efficient option than public transportation.

  • What is driving like in Washington?

    Speed limits in Washington State are typically slow within city limits, with 25 mph being the default speed unless otherwise posted. However, even state highways only reach 60 mph. Only on interstates will you be able to drive more quickly. Also be aware that Washington State has some of the worst road conditions in the US. Keep an eye out for potholes and be prepared for lots of traffic while driving on the west side of the state.

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

    The minimum age to rent a car in Washington State is twenty one; however, drivers under the age of twenty five will incur a “young renter” fee. This surcharge can vary by company, so make sure to shop around if you are a young renter, and keep in mind that you may also be unable to rent certain classes of vehicles, such as SUVs or luxury vehicles. Other requirements for anyone renting a vehicle include insurance coverage and a valid driver’s license. If you are a foreign national, you will need to provide an international driver’s permit as well as another form of identification, such as a passport.

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

    On average a rental car in Washington costs $68 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Washington?

    Compact (Kia Rio or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Washington.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Washington?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Fox ($26/day), National ($29/day) and Dollar ($29/day).

  • What is the best rental car company in Washington?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Washington are Dollar (8.5, 302 reviews), Enterprise Rent-A-Car (8.0, 295 reviews), and Alamo (7.8, 72 reviews).

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

    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 Washington?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to rent a car in Washington are Seattle (92% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Washington), Bellingham (2%) and Tacoma (1%).

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

    On average a rental car in Washington costs $599 per week ($86 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Washington costs $2,569 per month ($86 per day).

Car rental locations in Washington

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  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car rental locations in Washington

    45 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Washington

    30 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Washington

    18 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Washington

    16 Locations

  • easirent

    Easirent car rental locations in Washington

    7 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in Washington

    6 Locations

  • national

    National car rental locations in Washington

    5 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car rental locations in Washington

    5 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car rental locations in Washington

    5 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car rental locations in Washington

    4 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car rental locations in Washington

    4 Locations

  • kyte

    Kyte car rental locations in Washington

    4 Locations

Good to know

Most popular agency

Sixt

Most popular car type

Premium

Average price

$86/day

Good deal

$68/day

When to book a rental car in Washington

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