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Cheap Car Rentals in Maine

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What are the car rental prices for popular cities in Maine?

Below are the cheapest cities to rent a car in Maine

Price

$59 - $90

Out of all the popular cities in Maine, Augusta is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just $59/day. Renting a car in Augusta is 34% cheaper than renting one in Presque Isle where the per day rate is around $90. Other fairly inexpensive cities in Maine to get a rental car in are: Portland ($66/day), Sanford ($70/day), and Bangor ($75/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in Portland should expect to spend around $66/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in Maine is Portland.

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

January

$47

February

$50

March

$49

April

$47

May

$62

June

$114

July

$114

August

$104

September

$90

October

$108

November

$67

December

$75

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

Compare available car types for rental in Maine

Small Cars

$48 - $128

All Car Types

$62 - $156

To rent a Small car in Maine, you would pay an average price of $74/day. March is the cheapest month to rent a Small car in Maine (~$48/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$128/day). In fact, March is about 36% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small rental for Maine. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Maine, renting a Small 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 Maine Small rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Medium car in Maine, you would pay an average price of $85/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Medium car in Maine (~$50/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$151/day). In fact, January is about 42% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Medium rental for Maine. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Maine, renting a Medium car saves you 17% 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 Maine Medium rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Large car in Maine, you would pay an average price of $96/day. November is the cheapest month to rent a Large car in Maine (~$67/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$150/day). In fact, November is about 31% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Large rental for Maine. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Maine, 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 Maine Large rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV car in Maine, you would pay an average price of $98/day. November is the cheapest month to rent a SUV car in Maine (~$62/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$165/day). In fact, November is about 38% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Maine. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Maine, renting a SUV car saves you 4% 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 Maine SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Van car in Maine, you would pay an average price of $140/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a Van car in Maine (~$83/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$207/day). In fact, February is about 42% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Van rental for Maine. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Maine, renting a Van car is 27% 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 Maine Van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Luxury car in Maine, you would pay an average price of $100/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Luxury car in Maine (~$44/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$158/day). In fact, January is about 56% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Luxury rental for Maine. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Maine, renting a Luxury car saves you 3% 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 Maine Luxury rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Convertible car in Maine, you would pay an average price of $117/day. March is the cheapest month to rent a Convertible car in Maine (~$80/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~$209/day). In fact, March is about 32% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Convertible rental for Maine. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Maine, renting a Convertible car is 12% 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 Maine

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Car Rental FAQs

What are the requirements to rent a car in Maine?

You must be at least 21 years to hire a cheap car rental in Maine. You are considered a young driver if you're below 24 years, and you will incur daily surcharges, which also limits your vehicle choices. Most car rental locations in Maine consider a renter with an active temporary license and a valid credit card. Foreigners looking for cheap car rentals in Maine can use their country's government-issued driver’s license, provided it's written in the Roman alphabet. If not, non-U.S. residents must attach an International Driver's Permit, including a form of photo I.D., such as a current passport and proof of returning to their country of origin once their stay in Maine is over. Renters cannot book a car with an expired, suspended, invalid, or revoked license.

What are the rules for driving in Maine?

Under no circumstances should you operate rental cars in Maine while drunk, without a driver's license, or with an expired license. All travelers must wear seatbelts in your passenger van rental, and children under eight must be secured in age and weight-appropriate booster seats. You are required to adjust your driving speed according to current road conditions, adverse weather, the flow of traffic, and the posted speed limits, which is 45mph on public roads and 75mph on highways. We highly recommend that you consult with the Department of Motor Vehicles to determine recent law changes before driving your luxury car rental in Maine.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Maine?

The most preferred rental cars in Maine are economy car rentals because of their affordability and ability to maneuver crowded streets and cramped parking spaces. Depending on your reasons for visiting Maine, there are numerous car rental locations with fleets of different vehicle models for your choosing. For example, vacationers, families, or partygoers can drive to Bangor, Crescent Beach, or go skiing in Sunday River and Sugarloaf Mountains in an SUV. While those on business can command some respect in luxury car rentals like a Ford Mustang. Environmentally-conscious travelers can opt for electric car rentals, as Maine has over 30 fast-charging stations across the state.

What is the cheapest rental car found in Maine?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $86/day when booking a rental car in Maine. The best deal a user found was for $29/day from Alamo, booked on Oct. 2.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in Maine?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Maine from the following companies over the past two weeks: Enterprise ($24/day), Alamo ($28/day), and Budget ($40/day).

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

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Alamo (8.4 rating), National (8.1 rating) and Carl's (8.0 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Maine.

What are gas prices like in Maine?

The average gas price in Maine is $3.97/gallon over the past month, costing you anywhere between $47 and $68 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Maine for a week from Hertz?

Hertz offers rental cars in Maine for about $526 per week on average.

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

Booking early can save you upwards 9% on your rental. Booking your vehicle at least 90 days in advance can you get you a great below-average price in Maine.

Can I rent a car for a month in Maine?

Typically how long you can rent a car for depends on the inventory of the supplier. For Maine however, it is certainly possible to rent a car for an entire month.

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

Alamo currently has the lowest price available for a month-long booking. Users have saved up to 68% compared to the average price of a 30-day rental in Maine. Typically, a monthly car rental in Maine can be found for $2,252. You can find car rental deals to be on average $75 a day.