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

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Washington, D.C., DC, United States
7 Jul — 14 Jul
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Best deals found for Washington, D.C., District of Columbia car hires

Find great deals below on a variety of popular hire cars in Washington, D.C., District of Columbia
Audi A6
or similar Premium
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

£61/day

26 Jul - 19 Aug
Audi A6
Kia Stinger
or similar Premium
Up to 5 passengers
5-door vehicles

£59/day

26 Jul - 19 Aug
Kia Stinger
Nissan Kicks
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers

£48/day

22 Jul - 2 Aug
Nissan Kicks
Daewoo Leganza
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

£55/day

26 Jul - 19 Aug
Daewoo Leganza
Volkswagen Jetta
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

£48/day

20 Jul - 27 Jul
Volkswagen Jetta
Toyota Camry
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

£49/day

26 Jul - 19 Aug
Toyota Camry
Buick LaCrosse
or similar Luxury
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

£67/day

26 Jul - 19 Aug
Buick LaCrosse
Hyundai Accent
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£54/day

26 Jul - 19 Aug
Hyundai Accent
Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£49/day

26 Jul - 19 Aug
Ford Focus

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

Find the car hire in Washington, D.C. that's right for you

Small cars

£35 - £96

All Car Types

£46 - £95

The average price of a Small hire in Washington, D.C., the United States is £55. The cheapest time to hire a Small in Washington, D.C., the United States is in February. The price is 38% lower than the rest of the year at just £35 per day. A Small car hire is typically 22% less expensive than the average car hire in Washington, D.C.. The average price of a car hire 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 car hire. Below are the best prices for Washington, D.C. Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium hire in Washington, D.C., the United States is £57. The cheapest time to hire a Medium in Washington, D.C., the United States is in November. The price is 35% lower than the rest of the year at just £38 per day. A Medium car hire is typically 19% less expensive than the average car hire in Washington, D.C.. The average price of a car hire 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 car hire. Below are the best prices for Washington, D.C. Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large hire in Washington, D.C., the United States is £75. The cheapest time to hire a Large in Washington, D.C., the United States is in January. The price is 37% lower than the rest of the year at just £48 per day. A Large car hire is typically 7% more expensive than the average car hire in Washington, D.C.. The average price of a car hire 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 car hire. Below are the best prices for Washington, D.C. Large rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV hire in Washington, D.C., the United States is £71. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Washington, D.C., the United States is in January. The price is 36% lower than the rest of the year at just £46 per day. A SUV car hire is typically 0% more expensive than the average car hire in Washington, D.C.. The average price of a car hire 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 car hire. Below are the best prices for Washington, D.C. SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van hire in Washington, D.C., the United States is £85. The cheapest time to hire a Van in Washington, D.C., the United States is in January. The price is 49% lower than the rest of the year at just £44 per day. A Van car hire is typically 17% more expensive than the average car hire in Washington, D.C.. The average price of a car hire 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 car hire. Below are the best prices for Washington, D.C. Van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Luxury hire in Washington, D.C., the United States is £75. The cheapest time to hire a Luxury in Washington, D.C., the United States is in November. The price is 18% lower than the rest of the year at just £62 per day. A Luxury car hire is typically 6% more expensive than the average car hire in Washington, D.C.. The average price of a car hire 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 car hire. Below are the best prices for Washington, D.C. Luxury rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Convertible hire in Washington, D.C., the United States is £63. The cheapest time to hire a Convertible in Washington, D.C., the United States is in April. The price is 42% lower than the rest of the year at just £37 per day. A Convertible car hire is typically 12% less expensive than the average car hire in Washington, D.C.. The average price of a car hire 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 car hire.

Daihatsu Sirion
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£51/day

26 Jul - 19 Aug
Daihatsu Sirion
Hyundai Accent
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£54/day

26 Jul - 19 Aug
Hyundai Accent
Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£49/day

26 Jul - 19 Aug
Ford Focus

Washington, D.C. car hire directory

All major car hire suppliers in Washington, D.C., District of Columbia
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Okay
173 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

7.3

Overall

5.8

Pick-up/drop-off

5.8

Value

6.4
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Okay
369 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

5.3

Comfort

5.3

Overall

4.5

Pick-up/drop-off

4.2

Value

4.6
6.8
Good
43 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

6.8

Overall

6.6

Pick-up/drop-off

5.5

Value

6.4
6.4
Good
71 reviews9 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

6.4

Overall

6.4

Pick-up/drop-off

6.5

Value

6.6
6.1
Good
93 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

6.9

Overall

6.1

Pick-up/drop-off

6.1

Value

6.3
1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Overall

2.0

Pick-up/drop-off

2.0

Value

2.0
3 locations
2 locations

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

Get the overview on great hire deals, popular car hire companies, and best car types for your visit in Washington, D.C.

Most Popular Agency

Budget

Popular Car Types

Economy, SUV, Intermediate

Cheapest Hire Car

£34

Most Popular Model

Hyundai Accent
The most popular Washington, D.C. car hire agency found on momondo this month is Budget. Other top choices for car hire companies are Thrifty and Avis
The following car types were offered at car hire companies in Washington, D.C. in the past 72 hours: Economy, SUV, Intermediate.
The lowest price for a car hire in Washington, D.C. is £34/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from £63/day.
The most popular car model to hire in Washington, D.C. in the past 7 days is the Hyundai Accent. Our users also prefer the Chevrolet Spark as an alternative.

Find popular attractions close to your car hire pick-up

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

Nearby attractions:

White House22.4 mi
Walter E. Washington Convention Center23.1 mi
International Spy Museum23.1 mi
U.S. Capitol24.0 mi

Nearby attractions:

U.S. Capitol3.0 mi
White House3.1 mi
International Spy Museum3.2 mi
Walter E. Washington Convention Center3.7 mi

Nearby attractions:

U.S. Capitol1.0 mi
International Spy Museum1.4 mi
White House1.7 mi
Walter E. Washington Convention Center2.0 mi

Important information about Washington, D.C. car hire

There are more than ten car hire 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 car parks 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 travelling in a motor vehicle use seatbelts—regardless of age and position in the car. If you’re travelling with a child who requires a car seat, most hired cars 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 driving 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 driver's 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.


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

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

For a weekend in July, the best deals in Washington, D.C. start from around £26 up to around £47. For a week-long hire, the lowest price was £30, with more options around the £74 mark.

The majority of car hire agencies in Washington, D.C. offer free cancellation. momondo will always tell you whether or not rental car centres such as Enterprise, Avis, and Budget have a cancellation fee for travellers who have last-minute itinerary changes.

During the month of July in Washington, D.C., temperatures hover around 26 °C - which is perfect for hiring a convertible. With precipitation only averaging 74 mm during July in Washington, D.C., a convertible will allow you to truly enjoy the sites while cruising down the streets. Keep in mind that you may want to check the weather before your trip, just in case. Hiring a Convertible in Washington, D.C. will cost you £82/day on average.

Enterprise is the car hire company with the most locations in Washington, D.C., DC. At those 9 locations, you can expect to pay a daily rate of £75 in Washington, D.C., DC.

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

During the month of June the average temperature in Washington, D.C. is 24 °C and the expected precipitation is 97 mm. This information is useful for travellers looking for a car hire in Washington, D.C..

Those looking to hire 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 June usually is around 24 °C with 97 mm of possible rain.


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