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Cheap Car Rentals in Washington, D.C. from $85

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Washington, D.C. with a pick-up date of 3/7 and drop-off date of 29/7. 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.
Driver's age: 26-65
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What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Washington, D.C.?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Washington, D.C. and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 23 June 2024.

January

$63

February

$67

March

$81

April

$88

May

$99

June

$101

July

$99

August

$96

September

$86

October

$89

November

$86

December

$83

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Washington, D.C. is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is June. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular car types in Washington, D.C.

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in Washington, D.C. and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 23 June 2024.

In Washington, D.C., there are 60 active hire locations from 16 car hire companies. small car is the cheapest car type to hire in Washington, D.C. in the past week - currently priced from $85/day. View deals for 4 car types available to hire in this destination:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

Standard

Standard

Full-size

Full-size

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

Premium

Premium

Luxury

Luxury

Compare available car types for rental in Washington, D.C.

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in Washington, D.C. to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 23 June 2024.

Small cars

$55 - $152

All Car Types

$66 - $153

To hire a small car in Washington, D.C., the United States, you would pay an average price of $87/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Washington, D.C., the United States (~$55/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~$152/day). In fact, October is about 38% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Washington, D.C.. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Washington, D.C., hiring a small car saves you 12% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Washington, D.C. small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in Washington, D.C., the United States, you would pay an average price of $110/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Washington, D.C., the United States (~$44/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is November (~$254/day). In fact, October is about 61% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Washington, D.C.. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Washington, D.C., hiring a medium car is 10% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Washington, D.C. medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in Washington, D.C., the United States, you would pay an average price of $81/day. April is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Washington, D.C., the United States (~$67/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is January (~$168/day). In fact, April is about 18% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for Washington, D.C.. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Washington, D.C., hiring a large car saves you 19% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Washington, D.C. large car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a SUV in Washington, D.C., the United States, you would pay an average price of $104/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Washington, D.C., the United States (~$68/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is November (~$184/day). In fact, January is about 36% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Washington, D.C.. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Washington, D.C., hiring a SUV is 5% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Washington, D.C. SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

Hyundai i20$85/day
4
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A/C
Hyundai i20
Toyota Yaris$89/day
2
M
A/C
Toyota Yaris

Top rental agencies in Washington, D.C.

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Washington, D.C. known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Washington, D.C.. Reviews were last updated on 23 June 2024.
Book your reservation with one of the top rental car agencies located in Washington, D.C., including Thrifty, Avis and Budget. Make sure to read reviews, pricing info, location, and other important details before choosing a rental car agency.

Thrifty

6.7
Okay
112 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.0

Overall

6.5

Pick-up/drop-off

6.4

Value

6.4

Avis

6.5
Okay
106 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.1

Overall

6.4

Pick-up/drop-off

6.4

Value

6.8

Budget

6.1
Okay
196 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.7

Overall

5.9

Pick-up/drop-off

5.9

Value

6.3

Hertz

5.4
Fair
452 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.2

Comfort

6.2

Overall

5.3

Pick-up/drop-off

5.2

Value

5.5

Dollar

3.0
Poor
317 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

3.7

Comfort

3.4

Overall

3.0

Pick-up/drop-off

3.0

Value

3.7

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.6
Good
79 reviews9 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.9

Overall

7.6

Pick-up/drop-off

7.7

Value

7.5

Alamo

7.6
Good
43 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Overall

7.5

Pick-up/drop-off

6.9

Value

7.3

National

9.1
Wonderful
6 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.0

Overall

9.0

Pick-up/drop-off

9.0

Value

8.5

Best Washington, D.C. car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hire deals in Washington, D.C.. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect hire option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in Washington, D.C. with an average daily rate of $98. Data was last updated on 23 June 2024.
Some of the most attractive options when it comes to renting a car in Washington, D.C.. Double check the details of your car rental reservation before booking to ensure no unwanted surprises.
Hyundai i20$85/day
4
M
A/C
Hyundai i20
Hyundai Ioniq$85/day
5
M
A/C
Hyundai Ioniq
Toyota Yaris$89/day
2
M
A/C
Toyota Yaris

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Washington, D.C., including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 23 June 2024.
  • What car hire company is typically the cheapest in Washington, D.C.?

    According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Washington, D.C. from the following companies over the past two weeks: Dollar ($85/day), Hertz ($89/day), and Thrifty ($91/day).

  • Which car hire company is considered to be the best in Washington, D.C.?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, National (9.2 rating), Alamo (7.5 rating) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car (7.5 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Washington, D.C..

  • What are petrol prices like in Washington, D.C.?

    The average price of petrol in Washington, D.C. is $1.62/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between $73 and $105 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

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

    Avis offers hire cars in Washington, D.C. for about $875 per week on average.

  • How far in advance should I hire a car in Washington, D.C. for the best price?

    Booking early almost always ensures you have more options of car models to choose from, as well as prices reduced by up to 31% to make it a great deal in Washington, D.C.. Try to book at least 7 days prior to when you need the car hire to close on a rate below the average.

  • Can I rent a car for a month in Washington, D.C.?

    Yes, renting a vehicle in Washington, D.C. for a month is certainly possible.

  • How much is a car hire in Washington, D.C. for a weekend?

    The average price for a weekend car hire in Washington, D.C. is $0. Hiring a Compact is your cheapest option if you’re looking to save money on your weekend car hire in Washington, D.C.. For the month of July, Cheapflights users have found hire cars in Washington, D.C. for as low as $0/day.

  • What car do most people hire in Washington, D.C.?

    The most popular car to hire while in Washington, D.C. is the Chrysler Pacifica, which is a Mini vehicle.

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Car rentals by fuel type in Washington, D.C.

Browse car rentals by fuel type in Washington, D.C.. Currently, Electric cars are the cheapest to rent in Washington, D.C.. Deals were last updated on 23 June 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in Washington, D.C.. There are currently 2 fuel types to choose from with Electric being the cheapest ($44+).

Electric

Electric

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

Airport car hires in Washington, D.C.
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