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Portland, ME, United States
1 Mar — 8 Mar
Portland, ME, United States
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Car hire insight and trends in Maine

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What is the best car hire company in Maine?

The best car hire company in Maine is Alamo. This is based on an average momondo customer rating of 8.8/10 from 105 reviews. If you are planning a trip to Maine, you will be able to find Alamo at 2 locations in the region, such as in the city of Portland.

What is the most popular type of car to hire in Maine?

SUV cars are the preferred type of car to hire while visiting Maine. This is a popular car type among drivers thanks to its value at an average price of £67 per day. While 31% of momondo users settled on this type of car, you can always choose a different one based on your needs.

Best deals found for Maine car hires

Find great deals below on a variety of popular hire cars in Maine
Citroen C3
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£41/day

5 Mar - 7 Mar
Citroen C3
Nissan Qashqai
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

£43/day

5 Mar - 7 Mar
Nissan Qashqai
Mini Hatch
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£44/day

5 Mar - 7 Mar
Mini Hatch
Vauxhall Astra
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

£44/day

5 Mar - 7 Mar
Vauxhall Astra
Audi A1
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£45/day

21 Mar - 24 Mar
Audi A1
Opel Insignia
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers

£45/day

5 Mar - 7 Mar
Opel Insignia
Audi A3
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

£46/day

21 Mar - 24 Mar
Audi A3
Vauxhall Crossland
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers
5-door vehicles

£47/day

21 Mar - 24 Mar
Vauxhall Crossland
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers

£49/day

21 Mar - 24 Mar
Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Maine car hire information

What are the driving conditions like in Maine?

Possibly the biggest adjustment you’ll need to make if you’ve booked car rental in Maine is that you’ll be driving on the opposite side of the road to what you’re used to in the UK, and any car hire model you choose will be a left-hand drive vehicle. Also watch for seasonal changes in the road surfaces. Maine gets a lot of snow, which can make the surfaces quite treacherous, so watch out for black ice warnings. When the snow thaws, road works commence to fix and problems caused by the winter conditions, and delays as a result are simply a fact of life if you hire a car in Maine. Driving between the major cities and towns is easy enough, as Maine is part of the US Interstate National Highway System. The primary interstate highway in Maine is the I-95.

What laws should I be aware of when driving in Maine?

One of the big things to be aware of when it comes to car rentals in Maine is that there is zero tolerance for texting and driving, with some heavy fines accrued. The legal alcohol limit for driving is 0.08%, and you need to take this seriously as law enforcement is very vigilant when it comes to driving under the influence. It’s also advisable to check with the department of motor vehicles in Maine for recent changes to the law before you depart. It also wouldn’t be an understatement to say that local enforcement is zealous and enthusiastic, so make sure you obey all speed limit and other traffic signs. Seatbelts are mandatory for all car occupants. You’ll also encounter moose warning signs – don’t take these lightly, as the animals are involved in thousands of accidents a year and can do a lot of damage to cars and even passenger, due to their size.

What documents do I need to hire a car in Main?

When you book car rental in Maine you’ll need to be in possession of a full valid driver’s licence and present your passport or your UK ID document. You must also bring a passport-sized photo that you have signed on the back. As long as you’re over 18 you can hire a car, though drivers who are 21 and 25 or older qualify for more advanced and powerful, yet still cheap car rental in Maine.


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Maine car hire directory

All major car hire suppliers in Maine

Alamo

8.8
Very Good
112 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.7

Overall

8.8

Pick-up/drop-off

8.6

Value

8.1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.2
Very Good
124 reviews11 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.5

Overall

8.1

Pick-up/drop-off

8.3

Value

7.9

Budget

8.1
Very Good
111 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

8.4

Overall

8.1

Pick-up/drop-off

8.2

Value

7.7

Dollar

8.2
Very Good
61 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.6

Overall

8.2

Pick-up/drop-off

8.3

Value

7.9

Avis

7.5
Good
55 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

8.0

Overall

7.5

Pick-up/drop-off

7.4

Value

6.5

Ace

2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

Hertz

8.0
Very Good
8 reviews7 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

7.3

National

7.3
Good
13 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.5

Overall

7.1

Pick-up/drop-off

6.7

Value

6.1

Find popular attractions close to your car hire pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular car hire locations in Maine

Nearby attractions:

Two Lights State Park8.0 mi
Camden Harbor Park and Amphitheatre73.2 mi
Acadia National Park111.7 mi

Nearby attractions:

Acadia National Park42.7 mi
Camden Harbor Park and Amphitheatre42.9 mi
Two Lights State Park110.1 mi

Nearby attractions:

Acadia National Park9.3 mi
Camden Harbor Park and Amphitheatre38.3 mi
Two Lights State Park110.2 mi

Is it worthwhile to book a rental car in Maine?

Much like most states in the USA, Maine has a public transportation network in its larger cities and towns, which form public transport corridors between them. These are bus and train services, but are known to be a bit sporadic. So car rental in Maine is by far your best option if you want to explore the region. You can stick to the Interstate roads, or branch off onto the secondary roads where public transport won’t take you. Similarly, if you’re on a business trip, you’ll appreciate the freedom of not being tied to public transport schedules in the main cities like Portland (not to be confused with Portland in Oregon), Lewiston and Bangor. Cheap car hire in Maine will allow you to self-drive to appointments, which is so much easier than taking a bus and then walking or taking a taxi to your exact destination.


Hire a car near one of these popular hotels in Maine

Below are the most popular hotels in Maine
Holiday Inn Resort Bar Harbor - Acadia Natl Park

Holiday Inn Resort Bar Harbor - Acadia Natl Park

123 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, ME, United States

1.5 mi from city centre

Ramada Plaza Portland

Ramada Plaza Portland

155 Riverside Street, Portland, ME, United States

3.9 mi from city centre

Canopy by Hilton Portland Waterfront

Canopy by Hilton Portland Waterfront

9 Center Street, Portland, ME, United States

0.5 mi from city centre

Holiday Inn Portland-By The Bay

Holiday Inn Portland-By The Bay

88 Spring Street, Portland, ME, United States

0.6 mi from city centre

Portland Harbor Hotel

Portland Harbor Hotel

468 Fore Street, Portland, ME, United States

0.4 mi from city centre

Cambria Hotel Portland Downtown Old Port

Cambria Hotel Portland Downtown Old Port

25 Hancock Street, Portland, ME, United States

0.3 mi from city centre

Aloft Portland, Me

Aloft Portland, Me

379 Commercial Street, Portland, ME, United States

0.7 mi from city centre

Super 8 by Wyndham Portland ME

Super 8 by Wyndham Portland ME

208 Larrabee Road, Westbrook, ME, United States

2.0 mi from city centre

Casco Bay Hotel Ascend Hotel Collection

Casco Bay Hotel Ascend Hotel Collection

80 John Roberts Road, South Portland, ME, United States

4.5 mi from city centre

Meadowmere Resort

Meadowmere Resort

74 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME, United States

0.4 mi from city centre

Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland, Maine

Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland, Maine

1050 Westbrook Street, Portland, ME, United States

2.9 mi from city centre

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Portland

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Portland

340 Park Avenue, Portland, ME, United States

1.4 mi from city centre

Hyatt Place Portland Old Port

Hyatt Place Portland Old Port

433 Fore Street, Portland, ME, United States

0.4 mi from city centre

The Westin Portland Harborview

The Westin Portland Harborview

157 High Street, Portland, ME, United States

0.6 mi from city centre

Cliff House Maine

Cliff House Maine

591 Shore Road, Cape Neddick, ME, United States

4.0 mi from city centre

Union Bluff Hotel

Union Bluff Hotel

8 Beach Street, York Beach, ME, United States

0.3 mi from city centre

Hilton Garden Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront

Hilton Garden Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront

65 Commercial Street, Portland, ME, United States

0.4 mi from city centre

Anchorage by the Sea

Anchorage by the Sea

125 Shore Road, Ogunquit, ME, United States

0.2 mi from city centre


Car hire in Maine

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

How long do people hire a car for when staying in Maine?

Most people tend to hire a car in Maine for 7 days which costs, on average, £46 per day. If you plan on hiring a car for one week, then you can expect to pay around £323 total. For a quick weekend hire, the total cost tends to average £118. £1,878 is the average cost of a month-long Maine road trip car hire.

When did momondo last update prices for cars in Maine?

Prices for cars in Maine were last updated today.

How many operators does momondo search for cars in Maine?

How old do you have to be to hire a car in Maine?

Among different countries, including Maine, the minimum age for drivers varies. In numerous EU countries, drivers must be 18 years old. To hire a car overseas, you'll generally need to be at least 21, and if you're under 25, a young driver surcharge may be imposed. It's recommended that you review the policy of the rental company you're considering before booking.

What documentation or ID do you need to rent a car in Maine?

To rent a car in Maine, all drivers must present a valid full driving license. If the license is written in a language other than the language of the country of rental, an International Driving Permit may be required to avoid the risk of potential fines. If you're renting a car abroad, you may also need to provide evidence of your return travel and accommodation information during your stay. We always recommend that you verify with the specific rental company you're booking with.


Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to book a car hire in Maine?

You should use momondo to book a car hire in Maine because it could save you time and money. momondo fetches and allows you to compare car hire prices and policies from thousands of car hire websites.

How does momondo help me find the best car hire deal in Maine?

Once you have performed a search for a car hire in Maine, momondo will show the results and enable you to find the best deal by using our filters; here you can narrow your search down by vehicle type, price, agencies and a multitude of policies that can apply.

Does momondo show car hire deals in Maine with free cancellation?

Yes, momondo allows you to filter specifically for car hire companies in Maine offering free cancellation.

Can I hire a car with a fair fuel policy in Maine on momondo?

Absolutely! momondo offers this feature when searching for a car hire in Maine.

Can I find a car hire in Maine which offers enhanced cleaning on momondo?

Yes, momondo shows deals with enhanced cleaning services for hire cars in Maine.

Can I search for car hire in Maine with unlimited mileage on momondo?

Yes, momondo is capable of showing unlimited mileage car hire options in Maine.


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