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Boston, MA, United States
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Boston car hire information

Pick-up locationBoston
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, People carrier, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV
Hire locations58
Airport locations19
Popular agenciesSixt, Avis, Budget, Thrifty, Alamo

Cheap car hire in Boston

Economy€118/day
Compact€106/day
Intermediate€124/day
Standard€124/day
Full-size€154/day
People carrier€330/day
Premium€224/day
Luxury€190/day
Intermediate SUV€134/day
Standard SUV€156/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Boston car hire reviews and directory

From €41/dayRated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.5 Excellent (755 reviews)
14 locations in Boston
Enterprise
Locations in Boston
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
6.0 Good3 Nov 2021
Clerk at rental center in Logan Airport was not personable at all. Did not answer any questions asked by me. She was only going through motions. At car pickup and drop off, Lady pointed me to a Kia Rio and I asked if it was an Intermediate class car. She said yes. Only later did I find out it wasn’t. When I contacted Enterprise, to dispute being given wrong size car, I was told I would receive a call, straightening things out. Never got the call. When I returned the car, I finally got a credit. My argument is that I wasn’t treated at all like a customer should have been, until the very end of my rental experience. This is an easy way to lose customers.
10.0 Excellent31 Oct 2021
I’ll NEVER go elsewhere! Thank you so much
10.0 Excellent13 Oct 2021
We returned a day earlier than planned and Enterprise gave us credit for the unused day - which we appreciated. Really nice rental vehicle - only 6400 miles on it and very clean.
5.9 Okay12 Oct 2021
Counter representative was great. However, the Car needed service per the dash information screen. Car also vibrated very badly probably due to poor wheel alignment and/or tire balance. Cost for 5 days was outrageously expensive.
1.9 Horrible7 Oct 2021
PROMISED CARS THEY DID NOT HAVE. I reserved a car 2 weeks in advance. Confirmed. Then…no car available when I arrived. Spent 80-dollars on Ubers going from one Enterprise location to the next. No cars at any of them EVEN THOUGH THE RESERVATION AGENT ON THE PHONE ASSURED ME OF AVAILABILITY. There is a major disconnect between reservations and actual inventory. Final straw - I Ubered to Logan Airport and the Enterprise counter agent said she could not rent a vehicle to me because I was technically a “walk up”. Ended up getting a car from Hertz for twice the cost of Enterprise but I had no options. A MESS
10.0 Excellent4 Oct 2021
Took a while to get the car at the airport. The counters weren't manned and had to go to competitors to get someone to call them. Return was great - couple of minutes. Car was nice and very clean.
10.0 Excellent27 Sep 2021
Easy, hassle free cancellation
10.0 Excellent27 Sep 2021
Friendly and helpful staff. The car was clean excluding the windshield which was filthy and dangerous driving into the sun.
10.0 Excellent21 Sep 2021
Pick up and drop off was easy. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Would definitely rent from them again.
1.9 Horrible12 Sep 2021
Arrived late at Boston Logan with my family of five (~12:45 AM). Small line of travelers in front of us at the Enterprise kiosk in the garage, and apparently there was only one clerk to handle all of the reservations for 2 different companies, one of which was Enterprise. After waiting there for over an hour (which included watching 2 gentlemen inside the kiosk talk to the clerk for about 45 minutes with no one being given cars), I asked my wife to go inside (it was around 2AM now) and see if any companies had cars available right now. AVIS was able to put us in a minivan immediately, for nearly $200 less than our online reservation with Enterprise through KAYAK. We left the Enterprise line and had a pleasant experience with AVIS.
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From €35/dayRated no. 2
Alamo
8.5 Excellent (715 reviews)
2 locations in Boston
Alamo
Locations in Boston
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
6.0 Good29 Nov 2021
Pros: easy pickup; easy drop-off; tireless roadside assistance team that communicated clearly and got the job done. Cons: the first car they gave us died halfway through the rental period; it took about 12 hours to swap out this car with a new one. Here's what happened: We had an easy pickup, and at first the car we rented worked great. Halfway through the rental period, though, the car died about ten seconds after starting it up. Alamo's roadside assistance worked tirelessly to get a jump, but it was the day after Thanksgiving and a service provider was hard to come by. We were also in a rural location, so that may have made things more difficult. Alamo then arranged for us to get an Uber to an Enterprise rental to pick up a new car; later, they had the old car towed. The whole thing took a while; from start to finish it took about 12 hours from calling roadside assistance to getting the replacement car and the tow. Thankfully we weren't planning on going anywhere, so we could afford to hang around while Alamo got everything sorted out. The new car worked great, and dropping it off at the end of the journey was easy. They knocked about 15% off the final price for the faulty car and the trouble it caused us.
10.0 Excellent1 Nov 2021
The staff was friendly and efficient. An overall pleasant experience. I would definitely rent from Alamo in Boston again!
8.0 Excellent22 Oct 2021
I ordered a mid-sized SUV -- what I received was a full size SUV. It worked okay was comfortable and met my needs, but the gas mileage was horrible and it took up a lot of room. No information was provided to prepare for return of the car. no address, or procedures. As it turned out, it was quite simple, but when I tried to get information, about what to expect in terms of time to return the car and to get to our flight, the agent was not very helpful. I have rented cars with a GPS screen which had been pre-programmed for the return. that was most helpful.
10.0 Excellent8 Oct 2021
the airport location for Boston did not have the que directly next to the luggage carosel causing some confusion.
1.9 Horrible29 Sep 2021
Our flight was delayed by weather and I called them to notify. Was told "No problem we'll hold the car". Office Downtown Boston was closed at 5pm. I called customer service and explained that we were not staying in Boston and needed the car to get to New Hampshire. They could not arrange another car until 8am the next day. We canceled and trundled 5 people with luggage by expensive Uber.
10.0 Excellent23 Aug 2021
Took 15 minutes from walking up to the counter to driving away. Car was new and very clean. 10/10.
10.0 Excellent14 Aug 2021
The pick up location was in a building under heavy construction so that was confusing and a bit difficult to find, but otherwise everything was great.
10.0 Excellent3 Aug 2021
Loved the car. everything went smoothly at pick up and drop off. Everything was charged as expected. no surprises.
1.9 Horrible2 Aug 2021
Watch were they rent the car to you. I was picking up the car at Logan Airport but they had me piking it up in down town Boston. Ended up having to cancel the reservation and go with Avis.
10.0 Excellent25 Jul 2021
Price was oppressive but car was nice. This is more than double what I usually pay for a minivan rental.
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From €38/dayRated no. 3
Hertz
7.3 Good (494 reviews)
6 locations in Boston
Hertz
Locations in Boston
  • 7.9
  • 7.7
  • 7.2
  • 7.1
  • 7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2 Dec 2021
pick up was simple, the clerk was sweet and the car was perfect
2.0 Mediocre28 Nov 2021
Rip off
6.0 Good18 Nov 2021
The car was not the one I’d booked. It really wasn’t the one I wanted for a big drive
2.0 Mediocre15 Nov 2021
I unchecked the box that checked for rentals surrounding the airport so I ASSUMED my rental was at the airport, BUT Nooooo I had to take a $30 Uber ride to get the car. Once at the offsite rental location I told the Hertz employee what happened and he stated that happens often, I asked about the cost of the drop charge even though the location was only 3 miles from the airport. He charge me what I paid for the Uber which the charge would have been higher. Soooo my cost of the rental was $60 more than I planned and the rental would have been cheaper not using Kayak and just using the airline site to rent the car. Renting cars on sites like these can be misleading. ALSO my rental had the following issues. In my opinion the vehicle wasn't mechanically checked out regularly after rentals and the car showed LOTS of scratches from previous renters. My rental i felt had 1 or 2 bad front shocks, they were making constant rattling noise while i drove. the FOB battery was low and 90% of the time I couldn't use it to lock the car. The inside windshield was poorly cleaned, the windshield wipers needed replacement. -- Good luck with your rental
10.0 Excellent10 Nov 2021
I was in and out with the car rental. Plus the attendee was very helpful made everything easy my best experience yet.
10.0 Excellent9 Nov 2021
The car was clean. The employees made you feel comfortable. They even gave me a ride to the hotel.
2.0 Mediocre6 Nov 2021
The price was higher in person than what Kayak said it would be.
10.0 Excellent25 Oct 2021
Easy drop-off, car was in good shape although not super clean when picked up. Still crayon writing on windows from Hertz.
6.0 Good22 Oct 2021
The pick-up was a bit stressful as the staff originally gave me a hard time for not quite matching the picture on my driver's license. I had just spent 24 hours in an airport and plane due to delayed flights and a red-eye so of course I was not going to look that great. Honestly, it was a bit rude.
10.0 Excellent20 Oct 2021
Great vehicle upgrade, easy in and out
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From €34/dayRated no. 4
Avis
7.1 Good (248 reviews)
7 locations in Boston
Avis
Locations in Boston
  • 7.4
  • 7.5
  • 7.2
  • 6.9
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent28 Nov 2021
Service was awesome so was the car
8.0 Excellent9 Nov 2021
Experience with staff was short.
6.0 Good1 Nov 2021
Rental process was good, the car was in good shape and drove well, but the price for one week was very high which is true of all the car rental companies now.
10.0 Excellent24 Oct 2021
Nice staff
10.0 Excellent12 Oct 2021
Desk staff were slammed with customers, but remained polite and very helpful.
1.9 Horrible11 Oct 2021
I arrived at my reservation time at the pickup location, and they were closed. I had to go to a second location, at which I was charged a higher rate, and received no apology for the inconvenience.
10.0 Excellent26 Sep 2021
More specific on now to find the car. Should have said go to the counter first.
7.9 Good21 Sep 2021
Was on line for an hour to pick up. Staff at pick up site were great.
1.9 Horrible20 Sep 2021
We had to wait in line over an hour to get our car that we reserved.
1.9 Horrible17 Sep 2021
Had to wait an hour in line to pickup vehicle. There were no long lines at other agencies. However, advertised prices at other agencies were substantially higher.
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From €29/dayRated no. 5
Budget
Most popular
7 Good (661 reviews)
6 locations in Boston
Budget
Locations in Boston
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
  • 6.8
  • 6.6
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre28 Oct 2021
They overcharged my credit card by $1200. While talking with them to correct the issue, I was disconnected without anyone trying to reconnect with me. Fyi, I am currently disputing the charge.
6.0 Good26 Oct 2021
Logan is far overpriced. Car was dirty, dash dusty, so much for deep cleaning. Seats dirty. Low tire pressure had to fill. Paid double the cost of the airline ticket for this car
2.0 Mediocre24 Oct 2021
I made a reservation to pick up the car at Logan airport, the confirmation never indicated I had to go downtown Boston to pick up my car, I only learned this when I got to the rental counter at the airport after waiting in line fo 45 minutes Then we had to take the shuttle back to the airport to get an Uber to take us to the rental office in Boston because Uber isn't allowed into the rental area. Mind you all while I was lugging golf clubs and three other bags. I screwed around with this car situation for two hours, not very good at all.... I will never never use Kayak again for a rental car.....
2.0 Mediocre24 Oct 2021
First car they gave me had a busted back fender, like it was rear ended, so I refused this car. Second car had the check engine light come on within a day. I had to go out of my way to drop off this car and swap it, and budget insisted it be done within 24 hours. 3rd car was full of trash. Not just wrappers and things (which there was) but large cardboard boxes. It was clearly not cleaned, and it smelled like cigarette smoke.
8.0 Excellent23 Oct 2021
The 2 folks working the counter were great, just overwhelmed with the number of people (25+) picking up rental cars late on a Friday night.
2.0 Mediocre23 Oct 2021
It was awful to find the site where we were to pick up our car closed at 4pm on Saturday. We took a ferry that was arriving later than that time but Budget told me when I asked that I could pick up the car later. I was not told the place was closed. This delayed our trip by one day. We had to find a place to stay in Boston which was very expensive, lose our reservation for that night in another town closer to our destination and still pay for it and we almost were not given a car the following morning although Budget said we would. It was very bad. I won’t use Budget or Kayak again.
6.0 Good22 Oct 2021
Clean car except for a little bird poop on the back. A little tricky to find the rental place but easy pickup once I found it. I still have not been given a receipt and it's been 5 days since I dropped off the car. I called three times about it. Pretty annoying.
4.0 Okay22 Oct 2021
The service agent was guick,efficient and friendly - especially at 12:30 in the morning. :) However, the car was in poor condition which we photographed. Scratches all over, the seats were stained and the tires were almost bald. Good thing we did not experience rainy roads on our trip. That may have been dangerous. Otherwise, car drove fine and service was good.
3.9 Mediocre17 Oct 2021
Line to pick up took an hour. Staff was professional, courteous, and friendly. But if a fiasco with the car they’d assigned not being in the garage, but I was given another comparable car. Car smelled like cigarettes. Found a cigarette behind the headrest. Found a dead medium sized gross bug (roach?) in cup holder. Would have preferred more efficient check in. Perhaps automated components. Has happened before at other location in Cambridge. Aside from that, car was great and good value, and staff were awesome.
1.9 Horrible17 Oct 2021
The customer service was terrible. Budget did not prepare appropriately for the expected number of customers because the lines were insanely long, to the point where I missed the event I had to go to because I was unable to get the car in time (waited in line for 2+ hours). I ended up not getting the car, and did not have the option to get a refund. Very negative experience, will not try to rent a car with budget ever again and am recommending to everyone I can to not do it either.
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From €31/dayRated no. 6
Thrifty
6.9 Good (457 reviews)
2 locations in Boston
Thrifty
Locations in Boston
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 6.7
  • 6.7
  • 6.4
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre21 Oct 2021
Not only did the car cost WAY TOO MUCH, I got swindled into buying gas at a higher price than the average gas station because the attendant told me the gas would cost me $9.99 upon return. And swindled into paying $12.49 per day for toles when I only saw 3 toles for the entire trip. What a total scam and I will be exploring other options for car rentals in the future.
10.0 Excellent18 Oct 2021
Wish we'd known that if you join Thrify's frequent renter program in advance, spouse drives free. Otherwise it's $13 a DAY out of Boston.
7.9 Good14 Oct 2021
Paul was great getting us set up with out car and going through the city tract and extras/fuel options etc. we really appreciate him. Thank you!
10.0 Excellent11 Oct 2021
Thought I rented from airport--but check location when you rent--this was downtown Boston
7.9 Good6 Oct 2021
Cars are in short supply, but I would have a more economical experience with a car that had better fuel mileage.
7.9 Good5 Oct 2021
what you guys told me I was going pay was a hoax. I have no problem with thrifty but you crooks.
1.9 Horrible1 Oct 2021
The place I was sent to get my car was closed so I never got a car had to find another rental on my own No HELP at all from Kayak.
10.0 Excellent29 Sep 2021
Had enough desk staff, so minimal wait. On drop off, the guy drove us to our airport hotel, so good customer service. Car was clean etc. Overall, prices are a little high, but I think that's covid.
10.0 Excellent21 Sep 2021
A small vehicle was not available, so I was upgraded to an SUV at no extra charge.
10.0 Excellent30 Aug 2021
Rafael who took care of my in the counter was really nice, very informative and helpful. The car was great but the door handles inside the car were a bit dirty. Other than that it was great
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From €34/dayRated no. 7
Dollar
6.8 Good (572 reviews)
3 locations in Boston
Dollar
Locations in Boston
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
  • 6.7
  • 6.6
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent30 Nov 2021
I was easy to pick up the car and return it. However they should have just simply processed the transaction with whatever options I have chosen when I made the reservation, instead of trying to sell additional coverages to the customer!
8.0 Excellent14 Nov 2021
For a mid-size car the Ford Fusion was a great vehicle. Good leg room, nice amenities. Drop off was quick and efficient. Pick up was laborious. By the time I got to the rental station which was after midnight there was one agent to handle the 8 customers in front of me for both Dollar and Thrifty. The agent worked diligently to keep the line moving. By the time I got to her another agent finally appeared to handle the 30 customers behind me. After a long flight that was delayed an hour the long wait for the agent was tiring.
10.0 Excellent4 Nov 2021
Friendly, quick service with great options. Easy to use and no hassle changes to my reservation.
3.9 Mediocre10 Oct 2021
They had the shortest line upon arrival and easy drop off. Our car had gross stained seats and it smelled like cigarettes which gave us headaches on longer drives.
1.9 Horrible4 Oct 2021
they sucked. They made me rebook for about 3x the price. never again
7.9 Good27 Sep 2021
When I crossed the toll bridge in Newport Rhode Island, I used the lane for the EZ pass only because we had a transponder in the car, which seemed to work fine all the way from Boston to Rhode Island. The gate wouldn't open for the toll bridge, and one of the attendants from the cash lane came over. She said their equipment was reading our EZ pass, but it was showing a zero balance. I paid in cash, and used toll lanes w/ez pass cash option for the rest of the trip. Sometimes it read the ez pass, and sometimes I paid cash. I don't know if we were double charged or not. I'll be disappointed if we get billed for the read license plate option. The insurance coverage was higher than I expected. I think the quote on the reservation was not for full coverage. I don't think I'll pay for a full tank of gas anymore. Its hard to return a vehicle empty. I don't want to run out of gas. Comfortable ride, plenty of room, easy to drive.
1.9 Horrible20 Sep 2021
We arrived and checked in fine and was told to go outside and the rep at the dollar booth would tell us where our vehicle was - we got outside to a mass of other people (+/- 30) who were all waiting and there were no cars. The attendent took our contract and said someone would call our name when our car was ready. We had to wait over an hour and a half to get a car - missed dinner reservations and ruined our weekend get away.
1.9 Horrible13 Sep 2021
At pick up they spring that Dollar has crazy policies for tolls. At drop off, no one is there to explain what to do. Super chaotic and stressful.
1.9 Horrible30 Aug 2021
The dollar counter was closed, and Hertz, Thrifty, and Dollar rentals were serviced by three representatives. It took 90 minutes from arrival to drive off the lot. Furthermore, I was frustrated by a lack of transparency in pricing. I paid over $100 in fees and taxes at the counter. That’s unacceptable.
1.9 Horrible28 Aug 2021
I became ill and couldn't fly to Boston so I requested a refund from you in an email. A return messages said you were "on it" and I never received another message. Where is the response to my inquiry?
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Rated no. 8
E-Z Rent-A-Car
6.7 Good (157 reviews)
1 location in Boston
E-Z Rent-A-Car
Locations in Boston
  • 7
  • 7.2
  • 6.4
  • 6.2
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre10 Feb 2020
Unfortunately, there was no chance for me to like anything as E-Z did not have my reservation on file. I spent over an hour at the counter looking to see if the order was wrongfully placed for a different day, if it was set for a different pickup location, or if the rental company had been changed (I individually checked with Alamo, Advantage, Hertz, Enterprise, and more) to unfortunately find out there no company had my reservation on file. By the time the entire ordeal was done, and the option was to reserve a new car, we were so late that we decided to completely change plans and not rent a car for the day. This put extreme stress on myself with family visiting town and I am incredibly frustrated with this experience. Please contact me at mpbrooks16@gmail.com or (708) 212-6034 to advise next steps - I kindly ask to be refunded for both the car rental and the insurance policy as neither were used.
6.8 Good3 Feb 2020
easy in and outmore people at the checkout, waited almost half an hour for my turn
6.4 Good3 Jan 2020
The signage for the desk was difficult to find, the car exterior was dirty including windows and mirrors. The gas wasn t full and was low about 100 miles, I filled it a day later and drove that far before gauge returned to the point where I picked it up
4.8 Okay13 Dec 2019
Staff at counter was good, requested a vehicle with "in" state tags. Was told the vehicle had "Massachusetts tags".... it did not, then the gentleman in garage fought with me when I got to the vehicle with "Virginia tags!!!"..... He was very rude and he had 6 vehicles of same model with "Massachusetts tags" but wouldn't let me switch!!!! Ridiculous.....Using another rental company bc upon returning the vehicle I couldnt find anyone to check me out???? So I proceeded to the rental counter and NO ONE there either at 730am in the morning, it's been a few days and yet to recieve my receipt..... Last time I will use a second rate rental company, I travel for a living and if your a businessman dont use EZ car rentals!!!!
4.8 Okay26 Oct 2019
the staff at our pick-up were stressed because of the long line (we waited over an hour to pick up our car). Our attendant was chippy and not very helpful. The car was excellent.the terribly long wait to pick up our car. Had to change our plans.
4.0 Okay12 Sep 2019
Check-in staff was exceptionally rude. Apparently customer service no longer matters.
5.2 Okay1 Sep 2019
There was one staffers who was helpful and apologetic regarding poor signage at the airport. I also appreciated the man who checked the car out and was careful and helpfulThe counter staff were rude and simply did not care. They blamed me for missing the counter sign and could not have been more dismissive and unhelpful. With that attitude, I will avoid EZ rental in the future.
9.6 Excellent21 Aug 2019
The counter girl was super friendly and happy, and the return was easy. The car got great mileage!nothing!
8.8 Excellent20 Aug 2019
There is always a long line & a long wait to register. The staff is friendly & helpful. I asked about specials; I was told I could upgrade for $45 but was not told that was based on $15 per day. My total was greater than $45. I want a refund for the overage. Returning the car was super simple.
2.4 Mediocre28 Jul 2019
Early Saturday morning 6:00am to 7:00am there was nobody to assist me so I went to a Competitor I would appreciate a full refund Thanks Bill
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Rated no. 9
Payless
6.7 Good (319 reviews)
1 location in Boston
Payless
Locations in Boston
  • 7.1
  • 7.2
  • 6.5
  • 6.1
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre9 Nov 2021
Got charged over double what I was quoted. Car was dirty with lots of burn marks and stains
2.0 Mediocre26 Oct 2021
I spent 2hrs waiting in line and missed a meeting because there were over 50 people in line. Then as I tried to change my car I realized you redirected me through Price Line and they would not allow me to change my reservation and then spoke to Payless and they too would not budge even though the line was wrapped 4 times back and forth 50ft and they only had one agent working when I got there... I will NEVER use them or anyone affiliated with them again. I will use another service other than Kayak if they ever redirect me to Price Line (even after I chose a different source for my purchase)
5.9 Okay17 Oct 2021
Had to wait in line for an hour and a half to get car. The Payless desk was not open and had to go to the Avis desk for the car.
3.9 Mediocre12 Oct 2021
I had to wait in line for exactly an hour and ten minutes with many other frustrated travelers in order to do the paperwork and pick up the car. The clerk proceeded to try to “upswell” the usual prepaid tank of gas scam and to manipulate me into purchasing additional insurance The car had not been properly cleaned. There were what looked like crumbs both in the driver door handle and center console, but also my wife found a discarded face mask in the passenger door storage area. Coming in contact with it was very disconcerting given the COVID pandemic. The visible dust on the exterior was a non-issue for me, however it indicates sloppy cleaning
1.9 Horrible3 Oct 2021
The rental cost doubled between the time I reserved the car to when I picked it up. I couldn't get the woman finalizing the rental to understand my unhappiness or explain why.
3.9 Mediocre10 Sep 2021
Delay at pick up- agents computer wouldn't go to the next screen. First car had low tire pressure so had to waste more time switching vehicles. Vehicle was not the jeep advertised. Ended up with a pos Mitsubishi... what foolish rental company ever buys Mitsubishi POSes???
3.9 Mediocre8 Sep 2021
No “skip the counter” option, so be prepared to wait a long time to pick up the car.
5.9 Okay7 Sep 2021
It took a total of 1 3/4 hours to finally get my car. The line was incredibly long, then my car had a check engine light on which caused another delay. It was a nightmare. But the car was very nice and the return to LGA was extremely easy.
5.9 Okay7 Sep 2021
Drop off was chaotic and the person taking my car was hard to understand.
3.9 Mediocre30 Aug 2021
Was not the right size. System said order can be cancelled, then when I placed the order system wouldn’t let me change the size of the car. Got in car and engine repair light went on so agent gave us the next larger size we needed. No thanks to kayak.
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Rated no. 10
Advantage
6.4 Good (282 reviews)
1 location in Boston
Advantage
Locations in Boston
  • 6.5
  • 6.7
  • 6.2
  • 6
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2 Jan 2020
NothingAdvantage refused to rent car even after rental was pre-paid for in advance
10.0 Excellent25 Nov 2019
Easy drop off
4.0 Okay12 Nov 2019
I was able to cancel my reservationI have no confidence in renting with Advantage after my last week experience in Denver. I was given a vehicle in disrepair and was very unsafe, putting me in danger and great discomfort and inconvenience.
8.8 Excellent6 Nov 2019
The staff at the counter were really great. I was in a hurry and a panicky mess, but they helped me with check in and got me to my car (I even made it to my meeting on time).The signage about where the desks were for check-in versus where the cars are could be clearer. However, I found the staff to be helpful in finding the correct location.
9.2 Excellent27 Sep 2019
Friendly, helpful staff
5.2 Okay9 Sep 2019
Signage at airport confusing. Counter staff not pleasant or helpful.Car not clean inside or out.
2.0 Mediocre23 Aug 2019
Nothing. The rental agency had NO cars. I couldn't rent anything
4.8 Okay13 Aug 2019
We waited at rental counter for over an hour. The car was dirty inside and out.
8.0 Excellent9 Aug 2019
Helpful staff
7.6 Good8 Aug 2019
Price
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From €37/dayRated no. 11
National
8.5 Excellent (71 reviews)
3 locations in Boston
National
Locations in Boston
  • 8.6
  • 8.7
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
  • 8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent14 Oct 2021
Easy pickup and drop off…choice of car.
10.0 Excellent14 Oct 2021
Car was bare bones features, but was clean and performed well for our trip.
1.9 Horrible5 Oct 2021
My flight got in late and I was going to miss the closing time of the car rental place. After two unsatisfactory calls to National trying to see if they could stay open later to wait for me, I made a third call and was assured that the place would stay open an extra hour as my flight was late and that was their policy. When I got there (absolutely within that hour), they were closed and I was stranded, having to find alternative transportation and never got that rental car from National.
10.0 Excellent23 Jul 2021
Drop off was EASY. Airport shuttles were often. I appreciated that the shuttle driver to the airport reminded everyone to check for personal items we may have left in the rentals before he departed.
10.0 Excellent4 Jul 2021
Staff was great. Expensive, BUT every company had rates up. Not an issue with National, BUT the industry. Great SUV!!!!
2.0 Mediocre11 Jun 2021
I didn't rent from National. I made a res a few weeks ago, but I cancelled it. I got conflicting emails saying it was cancelled and others saying it was still pending. I rented a car from Sixt at BOS airport. Bob 415 663-8305
8.0 Excellent25 May 2021
Excellent staff at pick up and drop off.Car smelled like cigarette smoke and wasn't very clean. Line to pick up car at the airport was VERY long, took over an hour to get the car.
8.0 Excellent4 May 2021
Easy pick up and drop off for the most part at the airport except the National employees weren’t at the counter when flights got in making a great many people standing in line for both National and Alamo so the Alamo people could help us.Car smelled like something had been either in the car and got moldy or a wet animal had been inside causing the first day to be almost Unbearable to drive in.
10.0 Excellent31 Dec 2020
No one at counter at BOS upon arrival at 10:30pm. No sign saying to go up to where cars are. Finally found my way there. After saying they didn’t have the 8 seat suburban available that I had reserved, they eventually found one. Everything was great after that.
2.0 Mediocre25 Aug 2020
The staff incorrectly filled out my paperwork and then over charged me for my rental. I have yet to hear back from them to correct it.The staff incorrectly filled out my paperwork and then over charged me for my rental. I have yet to hear back from them to correct it.
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Europcar
8.2 Excellent (5 reviews)
1 location in Boston
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8.4 Excellent4 Apr 2018
very good
4.4 Okay24 Sep 2017
Left iPad in glove compartment. When I returned to the car rental area the iPad hadn't been handed in to the manager or lost property after the car was cleaned which was disappointing. I couldn't check car myself as it had been rented out even though I had returned within 3 hours of having left the car back
10.0 Excellent21 Apr 2017
Happy out!Smooth drop off.. upgraded car at airport to minivan .. delighted with the priceCar pick up was sluggish but overall I was happy
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3 locations in Boston
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Advance Car And Truck Rental
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1 location in Boston
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1 location in Boston
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1 location in Boston
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1 location in Boston
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4736 travellers who hired a car in Boston gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.4

Car hire locations in or near Boston

Good to know

Most popular agency

Budget

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

€42/day

Good deal

€33/day

When to book a car hire in Boston

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Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Car hire excess insurance in Boston

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Boston 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 Boston.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess 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 Boston car rental.

Top tips for hiring a car in Boston

  • Rent a car during your stay in Boston and gain ultimate flexibility to explore not only the vibrant city but also the surrounding areas while you’re there, such as Connecticut or New Hampshire. Opting for a rental car will make trips to destinations further out of the city center far easier, for instance the Foxboro Football Stadium, which is 28 miles from Boston and by car can be conveniently reached in half an hour.
  • Boston International Airport has a Car Rental Center which features a 4-level garage for the abundance of cars on offer and can be reached by the airport’s free shuttle service. The shuttle bus leaves from all terminals every 5-6 minutes. The buses can be found at the lower level of every terminal and are blue and white. In the Rental Center, there are various different rental services including Zipcar, Entertainment, Avis or E-Z Rent-A-Car, so it should be no hassle to find the perfect ride to further destinations.
  • Boston has a lot of traffic and navigating yourself through the many intersections can be confusing at times, however navigation systems can be easily added to a rental car and this will help you reach further destinations without any problems. Boston’s pedestrians are known to jaywalk and cyclists regularly don’t adhere to the traffic light regulations, so paying extra attention and double-checking for pedestrians and cyclists while driving is very important.
  • Boston is one of the cities with the worst rush hour in the US, so try to avoid it by going to your destination before or after (rush hour is most intense approximately between 5pm and 6pm on weekdays). Especially the intersections along Interstate 93 and the Route 128 are known to be clogged with traffic and should be avoided during rush hour times altogether if possible, as alternative side roads are also congested during these times. Also bear in mind that winters can bring snow and ice to Boston, and you should drive extra carefully.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Boston for €33 or less
  • Book your car hire in Boston at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Boston are around 13% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Economy car hires in Boston are around 5% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Boston