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Car hires in Portland, Maine

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Portland, ME, United States
2 Mar — 9 Mar
Portland, ME, United States
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Car hire insight and trends in Portland

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What is the cheapest car hire agency in Portland?

The cheapest car hire in Portland are generally found through Turo. When booking with Turo, you may be able to find car hire prices for as low as £28/day. The average price to hire a car in Portland is £28/day.

What car do most people hire in Portland?

Hiring the Ford Edge in Portland is the most popular car hire among momondo users, followed by hiring the Ford F-150. Our users have seen Ford Edge deals in Portland for £60 per day on average, and as cheap as £37 per day. It’s an average of £77 per day to hire the Ford F-150 in Portland, though you may find prices as low as £47 per day.

Best deals found for Portland, Maine car hires

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental car types in Portland, Maine
Compact£63/day
Intermediate£52/day
Standard£69/day
Full-size£65/day
People carrier£85/day
Full-size SUV£97/day
Premium£71/day
Luxury£65/day
Compact SUV£70/day
Intermediate SUV£73/day
Standard SUV£82/day
Best rates found by momondo users in the past 48 hours.

Important information about Portland car hire

When visiting the scenic town of Portland, your trip wouldn’t be complete without visiting the Portland Head Light or Fort Williams Park, both of which are easily reached by car. Keep an eye out for Highways 95 and 302, as these are two of the main roads in the city and connect many of the neighbourhoods, including central. While it can be difficult to find free street parking in Portland, there are numerous metered spaces, as well as paid lots and garages to choose from. It’s easy to rent a car in this area, as there are upwards of 20 car hire locations in Portland that you can choose between.

Is it worthwhile renting a car while visiting Portland?

You don’t need to stress about finding parking in Portland, as there are many paid options to choose from, including garages, lots, and metered spaces. Portland is known for being a busy town and a popular vacation destination, so there are a few areas that are known for getting congested, including Highways 25, 95, 295, and 302. If you don’t want to get caught in traffic, avoid driving in Portland on these highways in the early mornings and evenings, as these times are considered to be rush hour. When visiting the region, a cheap car rental in Portland is a convenient way to affordably see all the sights in the area while having the power to stick to your own schedule. The city is known for being sprawling, so Portland car rentals can help you to see some of the sights that are more off the beaten path, like Casco Bay and the Allagash Brewing Company.

What different driving laws should I keep in mind while driving in Portland?

When driving hired cars in Portland, it’s important to keep some of the local traffic laws in mind. For example, children under the age of 12 must always be in the backseat. If your child is under the age of 8, they must be in an appropriate safety seat. You must always keep a distance equivalent to two seconds between you and the car in front of you, and a distance equivalent to three seconds between you and any cyclists. Unless a sign states otherwise, you are legally allowed to make a U-turn. If you ever have any doubts about traffic regulations, make sure to contact Portland’s department of motor vehicles to receive information on the most recent laws.

What kind of driving license do you need to hire a car in Portland?

When renting a car in Portland, even if it’s an electric car rental or a people carrier rental, you are required to have a valid driving license. Those that are not from the United States can present either an international license or a license from their home country along with their passport.


Portland, Maine car hire deals found on momondo

Find the car hire in Portland that's right for you

Small cars

£26 - £76

All Car Types

£39 - £74

The average price of a small car hire in Portland, the United States is £41. The cheapest time to hire a small car in Portland, the United States is in November. The price is 39% lower than the rest of the year at just £26 per day. A small car rental is typically 23% less expensive than the average rental car in Portland. The average price of a car hire in Portland can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Portland small car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a medium car hire in Portland, the United States is £54. The cheapest time to hire a medium car in Portland, the United States is in January. The price is 50% lower than the rest of the year at just £28 per day. A medium car rental is typically 2% more expensive than the average rental car in Portland. The average price of a car hire in Portland can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Portland medium car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a large car hire in Portland, the United States is £58. The cheapest time to hire a large car in Portland, the United States is in June. The price is 11% lower than the rest of the year at just £53 per day. A large car rental is typically 9% more expensive than the average rental car in Portland. The average price of a car hire in Portland can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Portland large car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV hire in Portland, the United States is £48. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Portland, the United States is in March. The price is 30% lower than the rest of the year at just £34 per day. A SUV rental is typically 12% less expensive than the average rental car in Portland. The average price of a car hire in Portland can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Portland SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

Audi A1
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£63/day

25 Mar - 27 Mar
Audi A1

Portland car hire directory

All major car hire suppliers in Portland, Maine

Alamo

8.7
Very Good
88 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.7

Overall

8.8

Pick-up/drop-off

8.8

Value

8.0

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.2
Very Good
99 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.5

Overall

8.1

Pick-up/drop-off

8.2

Value

7.8

Dollar

8.2
Very Good
61 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.7

Overall

8.3

Pick-up/drop-off

8.4

Value

8.0

Budget

8.1
Very Good
59 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.3

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.1

Value

7.7

Avis

7.5
Good
34 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

8.0

Overall

7.5

Pick-up/drop-off

7.3

Value

6.9

National

7.7
Good
8 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

7.8

Overall

7.6

Pick-up/drop-off

7.1

Value

6.6

Hertz

7.2
Good
1 review2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.7

Overall

7.1

Pick-up/drop-off

7.3

Value

7.1

Thrifty

1 location

Quick facts about car hire in Portland

Get the overview on great hire deals, popular car hire companies, and best car types for your visit in Portland

Most Popular Agency

Budget

Popular Car Types

Luxury, SUV, Standard

Cheapest Hire Car

£45

Most Popular Model

Ford Edge
The most popular Portland car hire agency found on momondo this month is Budget. Other top choices for car hire companies are Dollar and Alamo
The following car types were offered at car hire companies in Portland in the past 72 hours: Luxury, SUV, Standard.
The lowest price for a car hire in Portland is £45/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from £70/day.
The most popular car model to hire in Portland in the past 7 days is the Ford Edge. Our users also prefer the Ford F-150 as an alternative.

Hire a car near one of these popular hotels in Portland

Below are the most popular hotels in Portland
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

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

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

Inn at St John

Inn at St John

939 Congress Street, Portland, ME, United States

1.3 mi from city centre

The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection

The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection

119 Exchange Street, Portland, ME, United States

0.2 mi from city centre

DoubleTree by Hilton Portland, ME

DoubleTree by Hilton Portland, ME

363 Maine Mall Road, Portland, ME, United States

4.5 mi from city centre

Hampton Inn Portland Downtown - Waterfront

Hampton Inn Portland Downtown - Waterfront

209 Fore Street, Portland, ME, United States

0.3 mi from city centre

Fireside Inn & Suites Portland

Fireside Inn & Suites Portland

81 Riverside Street, Portland, ME, United States

3.9 mi from city centre

Clarion Hotel Airport

Clarion Hotel Airport

1230 Congress Street, Portland, ME, United States

1.7 mi from city centre

AC Hotel By Marriott Portland Downtown/Waterfront, Me

AC Hotel By Marriott Portland Downtown/Waterfront, Me

158 Fore Street, Portland, ME, United States

0.4 mi from city centre


Driving with a car hire in Portland - FAQs

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

Is there a fee to cancel my Portland, Maine car hire?

When hiring a car, you can expect to find that a majority of the rental car agencies in Portland 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 car hire in Portland. Be sure to look for the Cancellation Policy when you conduct your search.

What is the best type of car to hire in Portland during March?

When travelling to Portland during the month of March, we recommend hiring an Economy car in order to be best prepared for the weather and road conditions. An Economy car can handle both the wet and dry road conditions that are often seen in Portland during March, when temperatures are around 6 °C and precipitation is 102 mm on average. Hiring a Economy in Portland will cost you £41/day on average.

What is the speed limit in Portland, Maine?

If you are hiring a vehicle in Portland, then be aware that the current speed limit within city or town limits is 25 mph, unless otherwise posted. Suburban speed limits around Portland will generally have a speed limit of 75 mph. If you are travelling on a motorway in Portland, then the speed limit is 75 mph.

What car hire company has the Chrysler 300 in Portland?

What is the weather like in Portland, Maine, ME in February?

In February, Portland usually gets 92 mm of precipitation and has an average temperature of -4 °C. This information can be very helpful when looking at hire cars in Portland as it can help you make the best decision.

Is the weather in Portland similar to the rest of Maine?

Those looking to hire a car in Portland for a road trip to the surrounding areas, please know the weather in Maine during the month of February usually is around -5 °C with 76.4 mm of possible rain.

When did momondo last update prices for cars in Portland?

Prices for cars in Portland refresh daily.

How many operators does momondo search for cars in Portland?

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

Age requirements for drivers vary depending on the country, including Portland. In several EU countries, drivers must be 18 years old. Generally, to rent a car overseas, you must be at least 21 years old, and if you're under 25, you may be charged a young driver surcharge. It's recommended that you review the policy of your preferred rental company before booking.

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

To rent a car in Portland, 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 Portland?

You should book a car hire in Portland using momondo because it is quick, free and easy to use and could save you money. momondo does the hard work of finding the car hire prices and policies, all you need to do is compare and choose what works best for your trip.

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

By the use of filters, momondo makes finding a great car hire in Portland easier. Whether it is price, car type, amenities or policies, momondo allows you to refine your search with these and more filters to find the best deal for you.

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

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

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

Yes, simply select the fair fuel policy filter after performing a search for hire cars in Portland on momondo.

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

Yes, momondo can show you specific deals which include enhanced cleaning on car hire in Portland.

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

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


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