Car Rentals in Washington, D.C., District of Columbia

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Washington, D.C., DC
Jun 1 — Jun 8
Same drop-off
Washington, D.C., DC
Wed 6/1
Noon
Wed 6/8
Noon

Important information about Washington, D.C. car rentals

There are more than ten car rental locations in Washington, D.C., which means that the small district offers plenty of options for traveler looking to make their trip to the capital city more autonomous. That, coupled with the fact that there are a vast number of paid parking garages and parking lots means that travelers who opt for a cheap car rental in Washington, D.C can easily park and explore. These characteristics also mean you’ll have a chance to map out days that take advantage of the city’s walkability, as well as the access that it provides to well-connected roadways, such as Interstates 95, 395, 495 and 66. With these highways available, travelers who have booked a car rental in Washington, D.C. can extend their adventure to rural areas. However, vehicles within the city make visiting powerful sites like Arlington National Cemetery and the National Mall equally simple.

Both the relatively small size of the city and the unique grid pattern of its roads makes Washington, D.C. an easy city to navigate by car. That, along with the fact that there are reasonably priced parking options available throughout the city, means that travelers who opt for a cheap car rental in Washington, D.C can easily park and explore. While the city is incredibly accessible by foot, there are also a range of public transportation options in addition to taxis and rideshare services. That said, in order to reach the many worthwhile locations within D.C.’s orbit, such as Baltimore, Alexandria, Annapolis or the breathtaking Shenandoah National Park—all of which are within two hour’s drive—a personal vehicle is essential. If you’re plan is to visit any one of the cultural sites or Michelin-star restaurants in the region, you may want to make that personal vehicle a luxury car rental. Try to book your dinner reservation a little later in the evening, since D.C. traffic is heavy from the mid-afternoon through into the early evening.

If you’ve secured a Washington, D.C. car rental, you’ll want to take heed of the local traffic laws—many of which are similar to the guidance provided throughout the United States. For example, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a BAC, or blood alcohol content, of more than .08%. The penalties for violating this are heavy, so if you’re planning a night out you’ll want to walk, or opt for a taxi or public transportation. Washington, D.C. also requires that all individuals traveling in a motor vehicle use seatbelts—regardless of age and position in the car. If you’re traveling with a child who requires a car seat, most car rentals in Washington, D.C. offer the option to add-on children’s seats. Also, while most roads have posted speed limits, in areas where no guidance is given, the maximum legal speed limit will be about one-third lower than the national limit for residential areas. All renters are encouraged to review D.C.’s department of motor vehicles for recent law changes ahead of their trip.

All travelers looking to book rental cars in Washington, D.C. must have a valid driver’s license. International visitors can typically just submit their government issued license to secure a rental, but may be asked to share a second form of ID, such as a passport. Additionally, while an International Drivers Permit is not required, it is recommended for individuals whose drivers license is in a language other than English. All renters must be at least 21 years old in order to get a car rental in Washington, D.C.; renters between the ages of 21 through 24 may find that an incremental fee for young drivers is charged.


Best deals found for Washington, D.C., District of Columbia car rentals

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental cars in Washington, D.C., District of Columbia
Nissan Kicks
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers

$42/day

3 Jun - 10 Jun
Nissan Kicks
Volkswagen Jetta
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

$41/day

4 Jun - 30 Jun
Volkswagen Jetta
Toyota Camry
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

$41/day

4 Jun - 30 Jun
Toyota Camry
Bentley Arnage
or similar Luxury
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

$49/day

4 Jun - 30 Jun
Bentley Arnage
Buick LaCrosse
or similar Luxury
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

$46/day

7 Jun - 14 Jun
Buick LaCrosse
Toyota Fortuner
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

$45/day

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

$41/day

3 Jun - 29 Jun
Kia Forte
BMW 3 Series
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

$41/day

4 Jun - 30 Jun
BMW 3 Series
Perodua Myvi
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$41/day

4 Jun - 30 Jun
Perodua Myvi

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia car rental deals found on momondo

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Small Cars

$53 - $96

All Car Types

$84 - $128

The average price of a Small rental in Washington, D.C., the United States is $74. The cheapest time to rent a Small in Washington, D.C., the United States is in January. The price is 30% lower than the rest of the year at just $53 per day. A Small rental is typically 27% less expensive than the average car rental in Washington, D.C.. The average price of a vehicle rental in Washington, D.C. 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 Washington, D.C. Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium rental in Washington, D.C., the United States is $80. The cheapest time to rent a Medium in Washington, D.C., the United States is in January. The price is 30% lower than the rest of the year at just $56 per day. A Medium rental is typically 22% less expensive than the average car rental in Washington, D.C.. The average price of a vehicle rental in Washington, D.C. 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 Washington, D.C. Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large rental in Washington, D.C., the United States is $101. The cheapest time to rent a Large in Washington, D.C., the United States is in February. The price is 20% lower than the rest of the year at just $82 per day. A Large rental is typically 0% less expensive than the average car rental in Washington, D.C.. The average price of a vehicle rental in Washington, D.C. 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 Washington, D.C. Large rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV rental in Washington, D.C., the United States is $96. The cheapest time to rent a SUV in Washington, D.C., the United States is in December. The price is 22% lower than the rest of the year at just $76 per day. A SUV rental is typically 5% less expensive than the average car rental in Washington, D.C.. The average price of a vehicle rental in Washington, D.C. 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 Washington, D.C. SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van rental in Washington, D.C., the United States is $132. The cheapest time to rent a Van in Washington, D.C., the United States is in October. The price is 28% lower than the rest of the year at just $96 per day. A Van rental is typically 23% more expensive than the average car rental in Washington, D.C.. The average price of a vehicle rental in Washington, D.C. 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 Washington, D.C. Van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Luxury rental in Washington, D.C., the United States is $96. The cheapest time to rent a Luxury in Washington, D.C., the United States is in February. The price is 18% lower than the rest of the year at just $80 per day. A Luxury rental is typically 5% less expensive than the average car rental in Washington, D.C.. The average price of a vehicle rental in Washington, D.C. 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 Washington, D.C. Luxury rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Convertible rental in Washington, D.C., the United States is $139. The cheapest time to rent a Convertible in Washington, D.C., the United States is in October. The price is 21% lower than the rest of the year at just $110 per day. A Convertible rental is typically 27% more expensive than the average car rental in Washington, D.C.. The average price of a vehicle rental in Washington, D.C. 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

$38/day

31 May - 7 Jun
Mitsubishi Colt
Kia Forte
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$41/day

3 Jun - 29 Jun
Kia Forte
Perodua Myvi
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$41/day

4 Jun - 30 Jun
Perodua Myvi

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Comfort

6.3

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6 reviews2 locations
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Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

9.3

Overall

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8.3

Value

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Quick facts about car rentals in Washington, D.C.

Get the overview on great rental deals, popular car rental companies, and best car types for your visit in Washington, D.C.
Most Popular AgencyHertzThe most popular Washington, D.C. car rental agency found on momondo this month is Hertz. Other top choices for car rental companies are Budget and Dollar
Popular Car TypesEconomy, Intermediate, SUVThe following car types were offered at rental car companies in Washington, D.C. in the past 72 hours: Economy, Intermediate, SUV.
Cheapest Rental Car$27The lowest price for a rental car in Washington, D.C. is $27/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from $68/day.
Most Popular ModelHyundai AccentThe most popular car model to rent in Washington, D.C. in the past 7 days is the Hyundai Accent. Our users also prefer the Hyundai Elantra as an alternative.

Find popular attractions close to your rental car pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular rental car locations in Washington, D.C.

Nearby attractions:

Glover-Archbold Park19.7 mi
Washington National Cathedral20.3 mi
United States Naval Observatory20.6 mi
Cleveland Park20.8 mi
Georgetown Waterfront Park20.9 mi

Nearby attractions:

Nationals Park2.1 mi
Tidal Basin2.2 mi
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum2.4 mi
Washington Monument2.6 mi
Smithsonian Castle2.6 mi

Nearby attractions:

Nationals Park0.6 mi
Air & Space Museum0.7 mi
National Mall0.9 mi
Smithsonian Castle0.9 mi
U.S. Capitol1.0 mi

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Driving with a rental car in Washington, D.C. - FAQs

Learn everything there is to know about renting a car in Washington, D.C. so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

$87 is the cost of a weekend car rental in Washington, D.C. for June, with cheap deals starting as low as $27. For a week-long rental, the lowest price was $23, with more options around the $77 mark.

When renting a car, you can expect to find that a majority of the rental car agencies in Washington, D.C. do not have a cancellation fee. Keep in mind that momondo does not set these cancellation policies, but we can help you find great deals on rental cars in Washington, D.C.. Be sure to look for the Cancellation Policy when you conduct your search.

With temperatures averaging 80.6 °F and precipitation usually 3.7″ during June, you should consider renting a Standard car when traveling to Washington, D.C.. A Standard car can handle the fluctuations in temperature and rainfall during the month of June and is a popular choice for travelers heading to Washington, D.C.. Renting a Standard in Washington, D.C. will cost you $98/day on average.

The city of Washington, D.C., DC has 9 locations owned by Enterprise, with an average daily rate of $84.

When you book a rental car in Washington, D.C., you should abide by the city’s 25 mph speed limit. The speed limits on any suburban roads and highways in Washington, D.C. are 75 mph and 75 mph, respectively. Be on the lookout for posted signage, because these speed limits might change depending on where you are within Washington, D.C..

During the month of May the average temperature in Washington, D.C. is 66.2 °F and the expected precipitation is 4″. This information is useful for travelers looking for a car rental in Washington, D.C..

Those looking to rent a car in Washington, D.C. for a road trip to the surrounding areas, please know the weather in District of Columbia during the month of May usually is around 66.2 °F with 4″ of possible rain.


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