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Washington, D.C. car hires from €50

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Washington, D.C. with a pick-up date of 20/6 and drop-off date of 28/6. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Ford Fiesta car
Ford Fiesta
or similar SMALL
2
2
4-5
M
€52/day
Ford Focus car
Ford Focus
or similar SMALL
4
2
4-5
M
€56/day
Toyota Corolla car
Toyota Corolla
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
2/4
M
€50/day
Volkswagen Jetta car
Volkswagen Jetta
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
2/4
M
€50/day
Toyota Camry car
Toyota Camry
or similar LARGE
5
2
2/4
M
€50/day
Nissan Pathfinder car
Nissan Pathfinder
or similar SUV
5
2
4-5
M
€99/day
Ford Taurus car
Ford Taurus
or similar LARGE
5
5
4-5
M
€69/day
Chrysler 300 car
Chrysler 300
or similar LUXURY
5
5
2/4
M
€69/day
Hyundai Veloster car
Hyundai Veloster
or similar LUXURY
4
2
2-3
M
€63/day
Ford Escape car
Ford Escape
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
M
€69/day
GMC Terrain car
GMC Terrain
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
M
€79/day
Buick Encore car
Buick Encore
or similar SUV
4
2
4-5
M
€85/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Washington, D.C.

  • Travelers flying into Washington, D.C. will want to consider renting a car, as cars offer the best access to many of the popular sites and day trips around D.C. For instance, FedExField, home to the Washington Redskins, takes over an hour to get to on public transportation, but only takes 30 minutes in a car. Popular tourist spots such as Shenandoah National Park and Mount Vernon are also easily reached in a hire car.
  • Fortunately for would-be hire car drivers with flights to Washington, D.C., all of the airports in the greater metropolitan area have easily accessible hire car centers. In Washington Dulles Airport, shuttles outside of the Baggage Claim Area will take travelers to the hire lot, while at Reagan National Airport, travelers will find the hire shuttle outside of Door 4 on the ticketing level.
  • Rush hour is no joke in Washington, D.C. and travelers should plan accordingly. Morning rush hour lasts from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and evening rush hour lasts from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. During those times, Key Bridge, Southeast Freeway, Chain Bridge, and New York Avenue should all be avoided as they number among the most congested spots in D.C.
  • Visitors to Washington, D.C. should be prepared to deal with the city’s famed traffic circles. Traffic circles such as Dupont Circle, Logan Circle, and Thomas Circle are notoriously difficult to navigate for first-time visitors, but with a bit of pre-planning and appropriate route planning, they should be no problem.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Washington, D.C. for €52 or less
  • Book your car hire in Washington, D.C. at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Washington, D.C. are around 30% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Compact hire cars in Washington, D.C. are around 55% cheaper than other car types, on average

Washington, D.C. car hire experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travellers who hired a car in Washington, D.C. 
Verified travelerApr 2024
Not really a tip. They didn't have q car for me to rent but at least they called me to say so.
Verified travelerFeb 2024
Union Station has limited cars available but can be convenient for locals.
DeeSep 2023
Alamo, National, and Enterprise are the best options at DCA. I fly into DCA regularly and have never had a bad experience with them. They also stay open latest in the event that your flight is delayed. Also, DCA is a small airport, and I prefer the brief walk outside to the rental car counter (there are signs--go toward the south/metro exit) over the shuttle, in fair weather.
Jean-LouisOct 2023
Get an EZ-pass if you plan to use the toll roads. Be aware that tolls on I-66 and I-495 are based on traffic load. So getting on these toll roads could be expensive based on the time of day and traffic load; however, it may save you sometime getting around the Nation's Capital during rush hour.
Verified travelerNov 2023
Make sure to stick to the requested vehicle.
KellyJun 2023
When possible, rent from the airport locations. The city offices are satellite locations and may run out of cars
Verified travelerJun 2023
Use Turo for return trips (when you factor in insurance it's much cheaper).
DavidAug 2023
Driving in DC is a bit more aggressive than any other place I've have driven. There is a lot of traffic and depending of the destination parking is scarce.
Verified travelerJun 2023
GPS, Google Map seems a must.. Expect tough traffic in Arlington Va. and D.C. Parked only at hotels. motels.. May want to pre plan garages..

FAQs about hiring a car in Washington, D.C.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Washington, D.C.?

    What type of car is recommended for driving in Washington, D.C.?Fortunately for visitors to D.C. with hire cars, the streets in general are fairly wide and easily accessible for a range of vehicle sizes. However, if you are going to be spending plenty of time downtown, parallel parking will be much easier to find with a smaller vehicle. Some of the smaller streets are easier to navigate in a small-to-midsize vehicle as well.

  • What’s the speed limit in Washington, D.C.?

    Travelers should note that the speed limits in Washington, D.C. tend to be much lower than other American cities. For instance, unless otherwise noted, the maximum speed limit is 25 mph, though many of the larger roads range from 25 mph up to 55 mph. In the immediate area surrounding D.C., the speed limit on highways and freeways is only 55 mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Washington, D.C.?

    Street parking and garage parking are the two main options available for parkers in Washington, D.C. For garage parking, travelers should keep in mind that many commuters to D.C. make use of the garages so the best locations can fill up fast, especially when an event is taking place nearby.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Washington, D.C.?

    On average a car hire in Washington, D.C. costs €63 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Washington, D.C.?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Hertz (€50/day), Avis (€50/day) and Dollar (€63/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Hertz 99 H Street Ne 20002 (3 kilometres from the city centre).

  • What is the best car hire company in Washington, D.C.?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Washington, D.C. are Enterprise Rent-A-Car (7.6, 68 reviews), Avis (6.5, 99 reviews), and Budget (6.1, 144 reviews).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Washington, D.C.?

    The average price of fuel in Washington, D.C. is €3.59 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between €43 and €57, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Washington, D.C.?

    Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Washington, D.C..

  • Which car hire agencies are at Dulles Intl airport (IAD)?

    The only car hire company onsite at Dulles Intl airport is Hertz.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Reagan-National airport (DCA)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Reagan-National airport include Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Dulles Intl airport (IAD)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Dulles Intl airport to off-airport locations include Budget, Hertz, Dollar, Avis, Thrifty and Alamo.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Reagan-National airport (DCA)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Reagan-National airport to off-airport locations include Budget, Hertz, Dollar, Avis, Thrifty and Alamo.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Washington, D.C.?

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

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Washington, D.C.?

    A Compact car hire in Washington, D.C. costs €36 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Washington, D.C.?

    An Intermediate car hire in Washington, D.C. costs €39 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Premium car hire cost in Washington, D.C.?

    A Premium car hire in Washington, D.C. costs €45 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular car hire location in Washington, D.C.?

    In Washington, D.C., cars are most frequently hired at Dollar 23540 Autopilot Drive (36 km from city centre ).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Washington, D.C.?

    On average a car hire in Washington, D.C. costs €443 per week (€63 per day).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car long term for a month in Washington, D.C.?

    On average a car hire in Washington, D.C. costs €1,900 per month (€63 per day).

Washington, D.C. car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.7

Value for money

7.6

9 locations in Washington, D.C.

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Locations in Washington, D.C.

1100 4th St Sw

+1 202 554 8100

Monday07:30 - 17:00
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1110 14th St Nw

+1 202 393 0900

Monday07:30 - 17:00
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2505 Wisconsin Ave Nw

+1 202 232 4443

Monday08:00 - 13:0013:30 - 17:00
Tuesday13:30 - 17:0008:00 - 13:00
Wednesday13:30 - 17:0008:00 - 13:00
Thursday13:30 - 17:0008:00 - 13:00
Friday13:30 - 17:0008:00 - 13:00
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2730 Georgia Ave Nw

+1 202 332 1716

Monday07:00 - 18:00
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3355 Benning Rd Ne

+1 202 635 1104

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3700 10th St Ne

+1 202 635 1104

Monday07:30 - 17:00
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5013 Georgia Ave Nw

+1 202 451 2148

Monday07:30 - 17:00
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970 D St Sw

+1 202 554 1681

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99 H St Ne

+1 202 715 1912

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10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Great customer service!

2.0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
I filled up the gas and they were trying to charge me. check your employee, someone is stealing

8.0 Very Good

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and car was really clean.

Cons:

The location is not where it says it is so I had to look around for it. Gotta update the address.

8.0 Very Good

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Instructions for when we return the car. (There was no one present, we never had any proper instruction on how to retrn the car, where to park, leave the keys etc

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Great car - thank you! Friendly representatives too!

9.2 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy to pick it up, drop it off,

Cons:

The "needs maintenance" announcement always turned on when I started the car - very annoying

1 out of 26

Thrifty

Best rated

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.7

Value for money

6.7

2 locations in Washington, D.C.

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1 Aviation Circle

+1 877 283 0898

Monday07:00 - 18:00
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707 7th Street Northwest

+1 202 347 8518

Monday08:00 - 13:00
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2.0 Poor

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Rude, unhelpful, unprofessional staff. The desk was abandoned when I got there and I was made to feel like I was inconveniencing the staff by asking to be helped. That place needs a new manager and everyone working that service counter needs customer service training. Will not be using Thrifty again.

4.0 Mediocre

Nov 2023

KAYAK
I'm still waiting for receipt. The pick up was less than desired as no one present when going to select a car and there was an issue with car during whole rental. Poor first and last impressions.

2.0 Poor

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Many hidden fees that I was not informed of !! Worst company to rent from !! NEVER AGAIN

2.0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
No cars available, despite the reservation. Given an electric vehicle that wasn’t fully charged, and a 30 dollar credit for a future rental. Spent hours charging the car. Returned it at 40% and was charged a $35 feel because it wasn’t charged fully. I was not informed of the fee until I got my bill by email. The car was great but the hidden costs doubled what I intended to pay.

8.0 Very Good

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Did not get any email after returning the card, The guy at the airport told me I will get an email. Still waiting

2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The drop off worked well.

Cons:

Terrible pick up at national airport. Waited in line for 4 hours. So, Thrifty rented out way too many cars with far too few staff. There were only 2 persons at the counter and frequently one would leave - reasons unknown. Then AFTER finally getting to the counter, we had to wait ANOTHER 45 MINUTES for our vehicle to be ready. THEN, while driving on our leg from Washington to Nashville (1st day of trip to Dallas), we got a low tire pressure warning. Stopped immediately, called Thrifty, waiting on and off hold for almost 2 hours - only to be hung up on in the end. Had to fend for ourselves and by the grace of god only, reached our destination. Never rent again from Thrifty, ever.

1 out of 38

Avis

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.4

Value for money

6.9

6 locations in Washington, D.C.

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1072 Wisconsin Ave Nw

+1 202 469 7179

Monday07:00 - 18:00
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1908 L Street Northwest

+1 202 887 4759

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4400 Connecticut Avenue Nw

+1 202 686 5149

Monday07:00 - 18:00
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5911 Blair Rd Nw

+1 202 722 2680

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616 E Street Nw

+1 202 499 1039

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99 H Street Ne

+1 202 682 2983

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2.0 Poor

Mar 2024

KAYAK
You ran out of cars so I was stranded

4.0 Mediocre

Feb 2024

KAYAK
I reached there to find out that they didn’t have any cars left. Why would you book people when you know you won’t have cars. If you don’t have cars then atleast do the courtesy to call and notify ahead of time. It can ruin trips. Had to wait for almost half an hour for a customer to bring back the car and then they gave us the car with half the tank. On top of that they never have the kind of car available that was in the original booking. I booked a Sedan this time and I got a giant RAM truck with lot less fuel efficiency thereby costing me more for the trip. I think this should be fixed.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
We got there at the scheduled time and they did not have any cars! over 20 people waiting in line for their reservations and no cars. They shouldn't take a reservation if they don't have a car to rent.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Great service! Friendly staff! Gave me a free upgrade since there was going to be a snow storm and they wanted me to stay safe!

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly and efficient staff both in Washington and Queens.

Cons:

Nothing.

2.0 Poor

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

I had to wait an hour outside after arriving on time for my pickup. Once I was inside the agent was awful: rude, unaccommodating, eager to stick me with a pickup truck. What is the point of reserving a particular kind of car if I'm just given what's available after the small car I needed and requested is nowhere to be found, nor, as I was told, is a particular kind of car even guaranteed? I drove the SUV I was given as little as possible while I had it because it was nearly impossible to park it in the city.

Cons:

Customer service, wait time, availability, respecting the reservation that i had made.

1 out of 36

Budget

Most popular

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.3

6 locations in Washington, D.C.

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1072 Wisconsin Ave Nw

+1 202 469 7240

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1908 L Street Northwest

+1 202 223 1418

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4400 Connecticut Avenue Nw

+1 202 686 2890

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5911 Blair Rd Nw

+1 202 882 1470

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616 E Street Nw

+1 202 499 1200

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99 H Street Ne

+1 202 289 5374

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4.0 Mediocre

Oct 2023

KAYAK
The facility is terrible. And I had to wait a long time to be seen even though I was next in line.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
They ran out of cars! And didn’t tell anyone so people waiting in line for hours.

8.0 Very Good

Sep 2022

KAYAK
The car was a little dirty and hadn't been thoroughly cleaned. We also ended up with an SUV instead of a compact car as requested (I don't like driving big cars). I didn't have to pay extra for it (most people would consider it a bonus I guess). But they were very quick with both pickup and dropoff, and overall it was good value for the money.

4.0 Mediocre

Sep 2022

KAYAK
Just an overall heads up, they don’t have a lot of vehicles so when you go in to pick up your reserved vehicle, they have to wait for someone to drop off their previously rental vehicle. Then, they turn it around immediately-so no cleaning the vehicle at all. Our vehicle had a check engine light on it as well. Customer service is luck luster-they do not care if you have to wait.

6.0 Okay

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up and drop off was not easy especially drop off. It’s in a mall and I have no idea where is car returns. I haven’t given any directions, all I have is the address. No signs whatsoever about car returns. I have to park in the mall and go around asking people. I found there office inside the mall and the lady said I can park anywhere in the mall. The lady wasn’t friendly. I’m not super happy about the drop off part but the price and car were great.

Cons:

Better communication towards pickups and drop off locations and more instructions.

2.0 Poor

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

They didn't have any cars, despite me having (and confirming) a reservation.

1 out of 66

Hertz

Cleanliness

6.2

Comfort

6.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.2

Value for money

5.5

6 locations in Washington, D.C.

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1 Aviation Circle

+1 703 419 6300

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1919 Connecticut Ave Nw

+1 202 299 0697

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23540 Autopilot Dr

+1 703 471 6020

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707 7th St Nw Cnr Of 7th + G

+1 202 347 8518

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99 H Street Ne

+1 202 289 6084

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999 9th St Nw

+1 202 842 1541

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2.0 Poor

May 2024

KAYAK
Hertz scammed me – I selected a date on the website, they booked me for a different one, and didn't allow me to change or cancel the trip they wrongly scheduled. I ended up having to book another one with a different company at the airport.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2024

KAYAK
It was a good experience for me. The price of $135 per day for sedan was more than I was planing to pay. I would be OK with $85 for one day. Thank you!

2.0 Poor

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Every time I have rented a car from Hertz at Union Station, there are never cars available at pick up time. There’s always a huge line of people who reserved but can’t get cars because none are available. They purposely overbook and when customers show up, the message is screw you, you can wait until a car shows up—and who knows when that will be.

2.0 Poor

Apr 2024

KAYAK
I made my reservation in the am to pick up a car with my young children at 30th st station in DC . When we arrived hertz said they don’t honor same day reservations and didn’t have a car. My kids weee in tears and this severely damaged our vacation.

4.0 Mediocre

Mar 2024

KAYAK
When picked up, the rental car's key fob was dead and a warning light (possibly check engine light?) was on.

2.0 Poor

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Didn’t have a car despite having available reservations on kayak.

1 out of 151

Dollar

Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

3.7

Comfort

3.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

3.0

Value for money

3.7

3 locations in Washington, D.C.

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1 Aviation Circle

+1 866 434 2226

Monday07:00 - 18:00
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1919 Connecticut Avenue Nw

+1 202 299 0697

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99 H Street Northeast

+1 202 289 6084

Monday08:00 - 13:00
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2.0 Poor

May 2024

KAYAK
This would have been a good experience apart from two things: 1) the repeated pestering texts and e-mails insisting that I check in online in advance, which I tried to do but the system didn't work; and 2) HORRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE. I waited for over half an hour to speak to someone in India who was hard to understand and then in the end said she couldn't do anything to change my pick-up time because I had booked through a third party service, and gave me a non-functional phone number to try to reach the airport desk. What a pity. The car was fine and the airport pick-up staff were fine. But I will never use Dollar again because that company wouldn't let those people just do their job.

4.0 Mediocre

Apr 2024

KAYAK
They did not have a car for me to rent. Bummer.

8.0 Very Good

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Good overall, smelled like smoke but got the job done. Didn’t give receipt via email as said

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Easy transaction pick up drop off Friendly staff Car needed (windows) needed better cleaning

2.0 Poor

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Worst experience I’ve been ever

6.0 Okay

Nov 2023

KAYAK
DCA location always try to put you in the worst vehicles first and not the types you paid for, smoky dirty cars.

1 out of 106

Alamo

7.7

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.9

Value for money

7.4

2 locations in Washington, D.C.

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970 D St Sw

+1 888 826 6893

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99 H St Ne

+1 202 715 1912

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6.0 Okay

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up was great. Drop off slow. Car smelled like smoke

6.0 Okay

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The car drove nicely and didn’t have any critical issues. The originally confirmed price (NOT what we were charged in the end) was wonderful.

Cons:

We were hit with a $436.59 ‘’inner city fee’’ despite dropping off where confirmed by our desk agent in Atlanta. At that meeting as well, we waited over two hours as Thrifty, Hertz, and one additional rental company were all required to wait in the same line for two agents. Finally, our windshield wipers did not work on timed settings. During the hours of rain we experienced from Atlanta to New York City, our only option was to hold down the trigger manually.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

All good.

Cons:

Specific vehicle availability--I requested a SUV but ended up with a minivan.

3.6 Poor

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

We booked the car for 8:30am. We got there, the car was not ready. They tried to give us an upgrade of a V8 for a long trip when I booked an economical car. We then had to wait 45 mins for a car to arrive. It had tire pressure issues. They filled with air and said it was fine. We got down the road 5 mins and a warning light came on. We then had to find another Alamo to switch out the car which took another 40 mins as they had to do the paperwork and clean the car. 11am we were finally in the road for a 12 hour trip This is totally unacceptable

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything was smooth and easy. Car was very clean.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Incredibly friendly staff, made me feel comfortable and welcome.

1 out of 15

National

9.1

Wonderful

18 reviews

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

8.5

3 locations in Washington, D.C.

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50 Massachusetts Ave Ne

+1 888 826 6890

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970 D St Sw

+1 202 554 1681

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99 H St Ne

+1 202 715 1912

Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:00
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Friday08:00 - 13:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Tia was really helpful and easy going.

Cons:

Nothing, again, Tia was fabulous

6.4 Okay

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Manager at airport location was able to accommodate our reservation

Cons:

We were called a week in advance that our pick up location inDC would be closed that we needed to go to union station to pick up rental. However, after getting an Uber to union station, that office was closed too. Then we had to get another Uber to the Ronald Reagan airport. So more Uber drives. Very late start to our drive to Virginia.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

I booked at a place that was off the airport and they worked with me to get the car at the airport. Very nice and professional people.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Great service, great truck

9.2 Wonderful

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

I ordered a pickup truck and actually was given my choice of the ones they had on site, not just the one selected for me. Staff was friendly, courtesy and very helpful.

Cons:

National does not pick up or drop off customers before or after rental, so you are responsible for arriving here and getting back on your own accord.

9.2 Wonderful

Jul 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Front desk staff was really nice and pleasant.

Cons:

I didn't enjoy the car I drove. But that isn't the fault of Kayak.

1 out of 2

Kyte

8.7

Very Good

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2 locations in Washington, D.C.

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1050 Connecticut Ave NW

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50 Massachusetts Ave Ne Space Z213

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Easirent

4.6

Mediocre

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One location in Washington, D.C.

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Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

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Elita Rent A Car

4.0

Mediocre

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2 locations in Washington, D.C.

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Washington Airport Ronald Reagan National DCA

+1 703 838 1666

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Washington Dulles Intl Airport IAD

+1 703 661 6387

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keddy by Europcar

6.2

Okay

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One location in Washington, D.C.

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2600 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Washington Reagan Airport

+1 703 838 1666

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Free2Move

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12 locations in Washington, D.C.

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100, M Street SE, Suite 525

+1 201 555 5555

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1625, P St Nw

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227, Harry Thomas Way NE

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2550, Benning Rd NE

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355, water ST SE

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4326 Wisconsin Ave NW, Wisconsin Ave NW

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48th St, NW &, W St NW, Washington, DC

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50, Massachusetts Ave NE

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50, Massachusetts Ave. NE

+1 818 966 3327

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705, G street Southwest

+1 844 543 7332

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Good Hope Rd SE

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Logan Cir NW

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Sunnycars

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2 locations in Washington, D.C.

Locations in Washington, D.C.

2500 National Avenue Garage A

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99 H St Ne

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Advance Car And Truck Rental

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One location in Washington, D.C.

Locations in Washington, D.C.

2600 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington

+1 703 838 1666

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Eagle Rent A Car

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One location in Washington, D.C.

Locations in Washington, D.C.

435 S. Washington St

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2123 travellers who hired a car in Washington, D.C. gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.1

Car hire locations in or near Washington, D.C.

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Budget

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

€63/day

Good deal

€52/day

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Car hire insurance in Washington, D.C.

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Washington, D.C. car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the hire price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when hiring a car in Washington, D.C..

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your hire. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Washington, D.C. car hire.