Car Rentals in Seattle, Washington

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Seattle, WA
May 26 — Jun 2
Same drop-off
Seattle, WA
Thu 5/26
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Thu 6/2
Noon

Important information about Seattle car rentals

Securing a car rental in Seattle is a great way to ensure access to the stunning areas around the metropolis, as well as the chief attractions within the city, like Pike Place Market or the Woodland Park Zoo. There are nearly 20 car rental car locations in Seattle, so you can easily grab your rental at any stage of your trip. And with nearby major roadways like Interstates 5, 90, and 405 all providing direct access to areas in and around the city, day trips are simple to map out. You’ll want to stay alert on these major roadways, since they can get congested, especially during rush hour. When you’re exploring downtown, you’ll want to park your vehicle and either walk or take public transport. There is plenty of parking space in the city, so you won’t have trouble finding a spot.

Driving in Seattle can be a tricky endeavor, since there are several factors that impact traffic—from an abundance of cyclists and pedestrians, to rainy weather, to public transportation vehicles, and rush hour, which typically run from a little after mid-afternoon into the early evening, as well as in the early mornings. While the city is very walkable and offers public transportation options, if you want to get the most out of your trip to the Pacific Northwest city, cheap car rentals in Seattle are critical, since they’ll grant you access to peripheral areas, like Puget Sound, Tacoma, and Bellevue, all of which are within a two-hour drive. There is also ample parking available in Seattle, making car rentals simple and cost-effective, especially if you’ve opted for an economy car rental.

While you may want to check with Seattle’s department of motor vehicles for any recent changes in traffic laws before your trip, there are a few standard traffic guidelines you will want to adhere to while driving car rentals in Seattle. For example, as with most of the U.S., individuals with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08% or higher are prohibited from operating a motor vehicle—there are heavy penalties for non-compliance with this law. There are also penalties for those who do not wear seatbelts, and parents should note that all children under the age of 13 must ride in the back seat, and children aged eight and younger must be strapped in using appropriate restraints. Many Seattle car rental companies offer children’s seats as an add-on. Seattle also has speed guidance requiring that drivers do not exceed speeds that are one-third lower than regular residential limits on unmarked residential (non-arterial) roadways, and less than half the national residential limit on unmarked arterial roadways. Using wireless devices, including hands-free devices, is illegal while driving in Seattle, so make sure not to call or text anyone while on the road. Pedestrians and cyclists always have the right of way, even when they are not in a marked crosswalk. On some freeways, you may see high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes, which you can use if you have at least two people in the vehicle. It is always best to check with Seattle’s department of motor vehicles for recent law changes before picking up your rental vehicle.

Travelers who reserve car rentals in Seattle often like to cross the border and travel into Canada, as it is such a short drive away from the city. Almost all rental car companies will allow you to do this, but make sure to check with your specific company of choice beforehand. If you would like to drive Seattle car rentals across the border, you’ll need to have a few pieces of additional documentation with you. For example, you’re required to have a non-resident insurance card to go to Canada, which can usually be acquired directly through the rental car company. You’ll also need to make sure you have a passport. You may use a passport card from the United States, as this allows you to travel internationally by land.

When you book car rentals in Seattle, whether it be a passenger van rental, an economy car rental, or an electric car rental, you have a few different payment options. Most car rental locations in Seattle prefer that customers pay with a major credit card. Some branches do not accept debit cards or a prepaid charge card in person, but may accept them for making reservations online. You may also be able to pay for your rental with cash. Keep in mind that while you may be able to use alternative payments for the rental itself, some companies will still require you to use a credit card for the deposit. If you don’t pay with a credit card, you may be asked to provide some additional documentation when picking up your rental. It is usually best to contact the company ahead of time to verify which payment methods are accepted and what the exact process will be. If you do pay with a credit or debit card, make sure that it is in the same name as the individual who will be driving.

To rent a vehicle as an international traveler, even cheap car rentals in Seattle, you’ll be asked to provide the company with a few different things. Some companies will specifically ask for you to have an international driver’s license, while others will accept licenses from foreign countries if the key information is written in a Latin-based alphabet. If this is not the case, you may be able to provide a certified translation of the document. You will always want to have your passport on hand, as most companies will need to make a photocopy of this and keep it with your file. Most companies require customers to be at least 21 years old to rent a car. If you’re under the age of 25, you may also need to pay an underage driver’s fee.


Best deals found for Seattle, Washington car rentals

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental cars in Seattle, Washington
Audi A6
or similar Premium
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

$47/day

24 May - 5 Jun
Audi A6
Nissan Kicks
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers

$46/day

30 May - 5 Jun
Nissan Kicks
Daewoo Leganza
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

$45/day

30 May - 13 Jun
Daewoo Leganza
Volkswagen Jetta
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

$44/day

29 May - 11 Jun
Volkswagen Jetta
Toyota Camry
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

$46/day

31 May - 14 Jun
Toyota Camry
Ford EcoSport
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers

$42/day

29 May - 8 Jun
Ford EcoSport
Buick LaCrosse
or similar Luxury
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

$57/day

28 May - 28 Aug
Buick LaCrosse
Toyota Fortuner
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

$46/day

30 May - 5 Jun
Toyota Fortuner
Kia Forte
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$43/day

30 May - 5 Jun
Kia Forte

Seattle, Washington car rental deals found on momondo

Find the rental car in Seattle that's right for you

Small Cars

$51 - $147

All Car Types

$72 - $152

The average price of a Small rental in Seattle, the United States is $84. The cheapest time to rent a Small in Seattle, the United States is in January. The price is 40% lower than the rest of the year at just $51 per day. A Small rental is typically 23% less expensive than the average car rental in Seattle. The average price of a vehicle rental in Seattle can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Seattle Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium rental in Seattle, the United States is $82. The cheapest time to rent a Medium in Seattle, the United States is in January. The price is 40% lower than the rest of the year at just $50 per day. A Medium rental is typically 26% less expensive than the average car rental in Seattle. The average price of a vehicle rental in Seattle can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Seattle Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large rental in Seattle, the United States is $97. The cheapest time to rent a Large in Seattle, the United States is in January. The price is 29% lower than the rest of the year at just $70 per day. A Large rental is typically 11% less expensive than the average car rental in Seattle. The average price of a vehicle rental in Seattle can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Seattle Large rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV rental in Seattle, the United States is $97. The cheapest time to rent a SUV in Seattle, the United States is in January. The price is 36% lower than the rest of the year at just $63 per day. A SUV rental is typically 11% less expensive than the average car rental in Seattle. The average price of a vehicle rental in Seattle can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Seattle SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van rental in Seattle, the United States is $132. The cheapest time to rent a Van in Seattle, the United States is in November. The price is 41% lower than the rest of the year at just $79 per day. A Van rental is typically 18% more expensive than the average car rental in Seattle. The average price of a vehicle rental in Seattle can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Seattle Van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Luxury rental in Seattle, the United States is $115. The cheapest time to rent a Luxury in Seattle, the United States is in January. The price is 44% lower than the rest of the year at just $65 per day. A Luxury rental is typically 6% more expensive than the average car rental in Seattle. The average price of a vehicle rental in Seattle can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Seattle Luxury rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Convertible rental in Seattle, the United States is $173. The cheapest time to rent a Convertible in Seattle, the United States is in January. The price is 39% lower than the rest of the year at just $107 per day. A Convertible rental is typically 37% more expensive than the average car rental in Seattle. The average price of a vehicle rental in Seattle can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car.

Mitsubishi Colt
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$42/day

30 May - 5 Jun
Mitsubishi Colt
Kia Forte
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$43/day

30 May - 5 Jun
Kia Forte
Perodua Myvi
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$49/day

2 Jun - 29 Jun
Perodua Myvi

Seattle car rental directory

All major car rental suppliers in Seattle, Washington
7.7
Good
448 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.0

Overall

7.5

Pick-up/drop-off

7.7

Value

7.3
7.6
Good
205 reviews8 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.9

Overall

7.6

Pick-up/drop-off

7.4

Value

7.7
7.3
Good
425 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

7.8

Overall

7.1

Pick-up/drop-off

7.1

Value

6.9
7.0
Good
149 reviews7 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.7

Overall

6.8

Pick-up/drop-off

7.0

Value

6.5
7.0
Good
262 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.5

Overall

6.9

Pick-up/drop-off

6.7

Value

6.9
6.6
Good
122 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

6.9

Overall

6.5

Pick-up/drop-off

6.0

Value

6.7
5.4
Okay
779 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Overall

5.1

Pick-up/drop-off

5.1

Value

5.4
5.1
Okay
522 reviews9 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

5.8

Comfort

5.7

Overall

5.0

Pick-up/drop-off

4.7

Value

5.1

Quick facts about car rentals in Seattle

Get the overview on great rental deals, popular car rental companies, and best car types for your visit in Seattle
Most Popular AgencyHertzThe most popular Seattle car rental agency found on momondo this month is Hertz. Other top choices for car rental companies are Kyte and Budget
Popular Car TypesIntermediate, Economy, SUVThe following car types were offered at rental car companies in Seattle in the past 72 hours: Intermediate, Economy, SUV.
Cheapest Rental Car$29The lowest price for a rental car in Seattle is $29/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from $83/day.
Most Popular ModelHyundai AccentThe most popular car model to rent in Seattle in the past 7 days is the Hyundai Accent. Our users also prefer the Ford Escape as an alternative.

Find popular attractions close to your rental car pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular rental car locations in Seattle

Nearby attractions:

Starfire Sports Complex3.1 mi
Kubota Garden4.9 mi
Showbox SoDo9.7 mi
Safeco Field9.9 mi
CenturyLink Field10.1 mi

Nearby attractions:

Green Lake Park15.8 mi
Ravenna Park16.4 mi
Woodland Park Zoo16.8 mi
University of Washington17.5 mi
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks17.5 mi

Nearby attractions:

McCaw Hall0.5 mi
Space Needle0.7 mi
Seattle Center0.7 mi
Chihuly Garden and Glass0.7 mi
Seattle Paramount Theatre1.1 mi

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Driving with a rental car in Seattle - FAQs

Learn everything there is to know about renting a car in Seattle so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

Our data shows that for weekend car rental deals during June in Seattle, you can expect to pay around $106. A particularly good deal might be around $26, which is the lowest quote for Seattle we've seen so far. $89 is a normal deal for a week-long rental in Seattle, but for June it's not uncommon to see prices as low as $24, depending on your requirements.

Rental cars in Seattle from popular agencies such as Fox, Alamo, and Enterprise will generally offer free cancellation. While momondo does not have any control over cancellation policies for rental cars in Seattle, we can help you find the cheapest car to rent for your upcoming trip.

When temperatures average 66.2 °F and precipitation is 0.7″, your best car rental option for the month of June is a Convertible. Renting a Convertible in Seattle is an exciting way to see the area without having to worry about the weather being uncooperative. However, it is always a good idea to check the forecast before you travel and make any adjustments to your car rental plans. Renting a Convertible in Seattle will cost you $97/day on average.

Hertz has the most locations of any rental car company in Seattle, WA, with 9 locations. Typically momondo users find deals around $72/day when renting a car from Hertz in Seattle, WA.

Travelers who rent a car in Seattle should be aware that the city’s speed limit is 25 mph. Suburban speed limits around Seattle are generally 75 mph, whereas speed limits on highways are 75 mph. Keep in mind that speeds may change depending on what road you’re traveling on, so be on the lookout for posted signage.

In May, Seattle usually gets 1.9″ of precipitation and has an average temperature of 55.4 °F. This information can be very helpful when looking at rental cars in Seattle as it can help you make the best decision.

Travelers looking to leave from Seattle on a road trip around Washington or the surrounding areas during the month of May should expect temperatures around 55.4 °F and about 1.9″ of possible rain through the month.


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momondo enables you to find the best car rental deal in Seattle by providing useful filters to narrow your search. Filters include, but are not limited to: price, body type, rental company and specific policies that you may want.

Yes, whether it is for cars in Seattle or elsewhere, momondo allows you to filter specifically for policies that offer free cancellation.

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Enhanced cleaning services can be found on all car rental locations on momondo including Seattle.

Absolutely. You can specifically filter for rental car deals in Seattle with unlimited mileage on momondo.


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