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Boston Car Rentals in 2023

Most popular companyADVANTAGE
Price of gas per gallon$3.63
Average price per day$66
Cheapest price per day$25

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Boston?

January

$46

February

$52

March

$62

April

$68

May

$71

June

$90

July

$95

August

$81

September

$69

October

$84

November

$64

December

$68

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Boston is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is July. 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 Boston

Small is the cheapest car type you can rent in Boston this past week from 64 rental locations out of 23 rental agencies. Prices for a Boston Small rental start from $27/day. Check out available deals for 6 car types currently offered at listed car rental agencies here:

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Small Cars

$42 - $77

All Car Types

$73 - $118

To rent a Small car in Boston, the United States, you would pay an average price of $64/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Small car in Boston, the United States (~$42/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~$77/day). In fact, January is about 35% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small rental for Boston. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Boston, renting a Small car saves you 34% 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 Boston Small rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Medium car in Boston, the United States, you would pay an average price of $69/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Medium car in Boston, the United States (~$51/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$83/day). In fact, January is about 27% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Medium rental for Boston. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Boston, renting a Medium car saves you 29% 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 Boston Medium rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Large car in Boston, the United States, you would pay an average price of $90/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Large car in Boston, the United States (~$63/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is October (~$125/day). In fact, January is about 30% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Large rental for Boston. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Boston, renting a Large car saves you 7% 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 Boston Large rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV car in Boston, the United States, you would pay an average price of $86/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a SUV car in Boston, the United States (~$64/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is October (~$111/day). In fact, January is about 27% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Boston. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Boston, renting a SUV car saves you 10% 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 Boston SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Van car in Boston, the United States, you would pay an average price of $115/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Van car in Boston, the United States (~$92/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is October (~$136/day). In fact, January is about 20% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Van rental for Boston. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Boston, renting a Van car is 17% 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 Boston Van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Luxury car in Boston, the United States, you would pay an average price of $115/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Luxury car in Boston, the United States (~$80/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$148/day). In fact, January is about 32% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Luxury rental for Boston. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Boston, renting a Luxury car is 18% 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 Boston Luxury rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Convertible car in Boston, the United States, you would pay an average price of $137/day. May is the cheapest month to rent a Convertible car in Boston, the United States (~$98/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$183/day). In fact, May is about 29% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Convertible rental for Boston. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Boston, renting a Convertible car is 31% 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.

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Top rental agencies in Boston

All major car rental suppliers in Boston

Alamo

8.6
Very good
327 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.8

Overall

8.6

Pick-up/drop-off

8.6

Value

8.2

Enterprise

8.4
Very good
361 reviews14 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.5

Overall

8.4

Pick-up/drop-off

8.3

Value

7.9

Hertz

7.1
Good
359 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.6

Overall

7.1

Pick-up/drop-off

7.0

Value

6.9

Budget

6.8
Okay
444 reviews7 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.4

Overall

6.7

Pick-up/drop-off

6.6

Value

6.8

Avis

6.7
Okay
160 reviews7 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.3

Overall

6.7

Pick-up/drop-off

6.6

Value

6.6

Thrifty

6.5
Okay
278 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

7.0

Overall

6.3

Pick-up/drop-off

6.4

Value

6.1

Dollar

6.4
Okay
344 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

6.9

Overall

6.4

Pick-up/drop-off

6.3

Value

6.2

Advantage

5.7
Fair
131 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

5.9

Overall

5.5

Pick-up/drop-off

4.9

Value

6.1

Best Boston Car Rental Deals Found

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Car Rental FAQs

What are the requirements to rent a car in Boston?

Drivers need to be 21 or older for car rentals in Boston. There’s a daily surcharge for car rentals in Boston for drivers under 25. Moreover, they can’t rent some vehicle classes like passenger van rentals and luxury car rentals in Boston. You also need a valid driver’s license and a credit or debit card to get car rentals in Boston. Foreigners can use their home country’s driver’s license to get Boston car rentals for up to 60 days. However, with an international driving permit they can get long-term Boston car rentals.

What are the rules for driving in Boston?

These are a few road rules you need to know before driving cheap car rentals in Boston. All passengers should wear a seatbelt and children under eight should be in a child restraint. Driving is on the right, and don’t drive rental cars in Boston with a BAC higher than 0.08%. The speed limits in Boston are 20-30 mph within city limits, 45-55 mph on rural roads, and 45-65 mph on the freeways. However, check in with Boston’s DMV for any traffic law updates before driving cheap car rentals in Boston.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Boston?

If you’re in town for your honeymoon or any special occasion, treat yourself to one of the luxury rental cars in Boston. Drive out to Castle Island or Fenway Park in a Ford Mustang convertible for some of the best views of Boston. And if you’re one for the outdoors, pick one of our rugged SUVs and get to Middlesex Fells Reservation easily or some of the other Boston parks. And if friends and family are tagging along, see Boston together in one of our 12- or 15-passenger van rentals.

What are the best places to park in Boston?

In Boston, you’ll easily come by parking. Most on-street parking is metered; meters have a two-hour limit, and they run every day, except Sundays, from 8:00 to 21:00. On Sundays and federal holidays, parking is usually free in most areas. Most of Boston’s attractions are downtown and you’ll find many parking garages in the same area. If you’re headed to Fenway Park, use the nearby Prudential Center Garage.

What is the cheapest rental car found in Boston?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $66/day when booking a rental car in Boston. The best deal a user found was for $25/day from Advantage, booked on Jul. 28.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in Boston?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Boston from the following companies over the past two weeks: Enterprise ($32/day), Dollar ($37/day), and Thrifty ($38/day).

Which car rental company is considered to be the best in Boston?

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, National (8.9 rating), Alamo (8.6 rating) and E-Z Rent-A-Car (8.5 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Boston.

What are gas prices like in Boston?

The average gas price in Boston is $3.63/gallon over the past month, costing you anywhere between $43 and $62 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Boston for a week from Advantage?

Renting a car in Boston for a week can be a great option for travel. Advantage, the most popular car rental company for this area, offers rental cars for around $504/week on average.

How far in advance should I rent a car in Boston for the best price?

Booking your car rental early can save you up to 5% on your rental. Aim to book your car rental at least 25 days in advance to take advantage of a below average price in Boston.

Can I rent a car for a month in Boston?

Yes, you can rent a car for a month in Boston. Check Cheapflights for the latest prices and car type availability.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Boston for a month?

We’ve recently found that Advantage offers you prices that are 75% cheaper than the average rate available for a long-term rental. The average cost of a car rental in Boston for a month is $2,161. Check Cheapflights to compare pricing and options for your rental car.

How much is a car rental in Boston for a weekend?

$67 is, on average, how much a car rental costs for the weekend in Boston. To save money, consider booking a Compact car rental, which is the cheapest car during the weekend. If you are looking for a car rental in February, we’ve seen prices on Cheapflights for as low as $58 per day.

What car do most people rent in Boston?

Nissan Versa, which is a Compact vehicle, is the most popular to rent at Boston according to Cheapflights users.

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