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Car Hire in Washington, DC

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Popular car groups in Washington, DC

Going off the beaten track? Enjoy your adventure in a rugged 4x4 or SUV. Check out these examples and compare prices:

  • Ford Escape - 5Seats

    Ford Escape

    5 3
  • Toyota RAV4 - 5Seats

    Toyota RAV4

    5 3
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee - 5Seats

    Jeep Grand Cherokee

    5 3
  • Hyundai Santa Fe - 5Seats

    Hyundai Santa Fe

    5 3

Small, practical and easy to park, economy cars are ideal for driving through busy city streets. Check out these examples and compare prices:

  • Ford Focus - 5Seats

    Ford Focus

    5 2
  • Kia Rio - 4Seats

    Kia Rio

    4 1 1
  • Chevrolet Spark - 4Seats

    Chevrolet Spark

    4 1 1
  • Nissan Versa Note - 5Seats

    Nissan Versa Note

    5 2

Standard cars are big and comfortable – perfect for family holidays and long-distance driving. Check out these examples and compare prices:

  • Toyota Corolla - 5Seats

    Toyota Corolla

    5 2 1
  • Ford Fusion Saloon - 5Seats

    Ford Fusion Saloon

    5 2 1
  • Hyundai Elantra - 5Seats

    Hyundai Elantra

    5 2 1
  • Dodge Avenger - 5Seats

    Dodge Avenger

    5 2 1

Travelling with a large group? We offer a wide range of 7, 9 and 12-seat people carriers and minivans. Here are some examples:

  • Dodge Grand Caravan - 7Seats

    Dodge Grand Caravan

    7 4
  • Ford E350 - 12Seats

    Ford E350

    12 4
  • Toyota Sienna - 7Seats

    Toyota Sienna

    7 4
  • Chevrolet Express - 12Seats

    Chevrolet Express

    12 4

Find the ideal convertible car for you - get a great car at a great price. Here are some examples:

  • Ford Mustang Convertible - 4Seats

    Ford Mustang Convertible

    4 2
  • Chrysler Sebring Cabrio - 4Seats

    Chrysler Sebring Cabrio

    4 2
  • PT Cruiser Convertible - 4Seats

    PT Cruiser Convertible

    4 2
  • Chevrolet Camaro Convertible - 4Seats

    Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

    4 2

Arrive at your destination in comfort and luxury – in a classy executive car. Here are some examples:

  • Chrysler 300 - 5Seats

    Chrysler 300

    5 2 1
  • Nissan Maxima - 5Seats

    Nissan Maxima

    5 2 1
  • Cadillac ATS - 5Seats

    Cadillac ATS

    5 2 1
  • Ford Taurus - 5Seats

    Ford Taurus

    5 2 1

Top 3 locations in Washington, DC

L'enfant Plaza

US USA

Washington - 7th Street Northwest

US USA

Falls Church - West Broad Street

US USA

Why rent a car in Washington, DC with Rentalcars.com?

With pick-up locations such as Reagan National Airport, Union Station and various other Downtown destinations, Rentalcars.com makes it easy to rent a car in Washington DC. Our team negotiate with rental companies directly, securing exclusive deals and cheap prices. In fact, we are so committed to bringing you the best prices, that if you find the same car from the same brand cheaper elsewhere, we will beat the quote. You will find a great choice of cars on our site, from brands like Budget, Alamo and National.

Top Tips

  • Washington’s climate can be extremely humid during the summer months. Therefore, you may wish to book a car with air-conditioning if you are visiting at this time of year.
  • Washington can be a fairly easy place to navigate once you get to know the city’s grid system.
  • You can make a right turn when the lights are on red.

Which companies offer best value in Washington, DC?

Alamo, National and Dollar often give you a free GPS with the car. However, we know there is more to good value than freebies: you also want to be sure to company is trusted and recommended by others. To give you an insight into which companies offer the best rental experience, we show reviews and ratings from previous customers next to each listing. We are impartial, with no bias towards any of the companies we negotiate with.

Alamo car hire

8.4265/10

National car hire

8.25692/10

Avis car hire

7.70779/10

Thrifty car hire

7.69241/10

Budget car hire

7.68/10

Day trips from Washington, DC

Great Falls Park, Virginia: One of the most spectacular natural landmarks in the Washington DC area, Great Falls Park is around 20 miles from the USA’s capital. Set within 800 acres of beautiful Virginia countryside alongside the Potomac River, the park offers a wide variety of activities: including hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, cycling and horse riding. This idyllic location is also the perfect place to simply relax and escape the busy streets of Washington DC.

Baltimore: Situated an hour’s drive from Washington DC, the city of Baltimore has an illustrious history as an important seaport. In 1980, the Inner Harbor area underwent a major regeneration project with the addition of many tourist attractions, hotel, bars and restaurants. For baseball fans, a trip to Baltimore is incomplete without visiting the birthplace of Babe Ruth. The MLB star’s former home has been transformed into a fascinating museum dedicated to one of the USA’s most iconic sports personalities.

George Washington’s Mount Vernon: One of the most iconic 18th-century homes in the USA, the Mansion of George Washington’s Mount Vernon is located around 15 miles south of DC. This splendid 21-room residence offers a glimpse into plantation life — with beautiful gardens and grounds, intriguing museum exhibits and informative programmes which honour the father of this great nation.

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