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

Below are the cheapest cities to rent a car in Maryland

Price

$31 - $64

Out of all the popular cities in Maryland, Gaithersburg is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just $31/day. Renting a car in Gaithersburg is 52% cheaper than renting one in Ocean City where the per day rate is around $64. Other fairly inexpensive cities in Maryland to get a rental car in are: Annapolis ($34/day), Baltimore ($36/day), and Salisbury ($37/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in Baltimore should expect to spend around $36/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in Maryland is Baltimore.

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

January

$47

February

$48

March

$63

April

$69

May

$78

June

$78

July

$77

August

$74

September

$63

October

$73

November

$65

December

$63

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

Small is the cheapest car type you can rent in Maryland this past week from 14,377 rental locations out of 249 rental agencies. Prices for a Maryland Small rental start from $24/day. Check out available deals for 6 car types currently offered at listed car rental agencies here:

Compare available car types for rental in Maryland

Small Cars

$43 - $98

All Car Types

$69 - $117

To rent a Small car in Maryland, you would pay an average price of $64/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Small car in Maryland (~$43/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$98/day). In fact, January is about 34% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small rental for Maryland. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Maryland, renting a Small car saves you 36% 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 Maryland Small rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Medium car in Maryland, you would pay an average price of $70/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Medium car in Maryland (~$55/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$93/day). In fact, January is about 23% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Medium rental for Maryland. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Maryland, renting a Medium car saves you 30% 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 Maryland Medium rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Large car in Maryland, you would pay an average price of $93/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Large car in Maryland (~$62/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$119/day). In fact, January is about 35% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Large rental for Maryland. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Maryland, 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 Maryland Large rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV car in Maryland, you would pay an average price of $96/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a SUV car in Maryland (~$63/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$130/day). In fact, January is about 35% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Maryland. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Maryland, renting a SUV car saves you 5% 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 Maryland SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Van car in Maryland, you would pay an average price of $147/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Van car in Maryland (~$116/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is September (~$170/day). In fact, January is about 22% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Van rental for Maryland. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Maryland, renting a Van car is 32% 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 Maryland Van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Luxury car in Maryland, you would pay an average price of $98/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Luxury car in Maryland (~$72/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$121/day). In fact, January is about 27% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Luxury rental for Maryland. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Maryland, 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 Maryland Luxury rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Convertible car in Maryland, you would pay an average price of $135/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Convertible car in Maryland (~$74/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~$204/day). In fact, January is about 46% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Convertible rental for Maryland. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Maryland, renting a Convertible car is 26% 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 Maryland

All major car rental suppliers in Maryland

Enterprise

7.6
Good
124 reviews44 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.9

Overall

7.6

Pick-up/drop-off

7.8

Value

7.6

Hertz

6.6
Okay
193 reviews21 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

7.0

Overall

6.6

Pick-up/drop-off

6.5

Value

6.5

Budget

6.8
Okay
82 reviews15 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

7.0

Overall

6.7

Pick-up/drop-off

6.4

Value

6.5

Avis

6.5
Okay
64 reviews15 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

6.9

Overall

6.4

Pick-up/drop-off

6.7

Value

6.7

NextCar

6.1
Okay
49 reviews10 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.3

Comfort

6.2

Overall

6.1

Pick-up/drop-off

5.9

Value

5.9

National

1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

8.0

Rent-A-Wreck

4 reviews4 locations

Sunnycars

2 locations

Best Maryland Car Rental Deals Found

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Car Rental FAQs

What are the requirements to rent a car in Maryland?

While the minimum driving age in Maryland is 16, you need to be at least 21 years of age to drive a rental car in Maryland, bearing in mind that an additional underage surcharge applies to all drivers under the age of 25. Also, younger renters can't rent luxury cars, SUVs, or passenger-type vans. Car rentals in Maryland require US nationals to present a credit card and a valid driver's license. While you can still use a government-issued temporary or provisional license, foreign nationals are required to hold an International Driving Permit (IDP) and a valid license from their country of origin. Provided they have a valid driver's license and credit card, EU nationals looking up rental cars in Maryland of any type can book and operate the vehicle without restrictions.

What are the rules for driving in Maryland?

If you're a driver under the age of 21, you must never a Maryland car rental with any measure of alcohol in your system. If you are found guilty of an impaired driving offense, you're most likely to face criminal penalties and license sanctions. Whether operating a cheap car rental or luxury car rental in Maryland, you must always yield right of way to pedestrians, cyclists, ambulances, and other motorists approaching an intersection. Drivers must keep to the stipulated speed limit while ensuring that all passengers in the car wear seat belts and children under the age of eight are in a booster seat. Always check with each city's Department of Motor Vehicles for recent law changes.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Maryland?

The most preferred car rental in Maryland include mid-size pickup trucks, economy, compact, and SUVs, all unique to different transport needs. If traveling with family, we recommend a passenger van rental, unlike someone who is visiting the city on business. In this case, a luxury car rental in Maryland like a Ford Mustang would be ideal. If you want a fuel-efficient, economy car rental, consider the all-reliable SUV that can take on the back roads of Maryland. Don't be intimidated by an electric car rental because they are economical, plus you can find fast-charging stations around Maryland’s city center.

What is the cheapest rental car found in Maryland?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $60/day when booking a rental car in Maryland. The best deal a user found was for $28/day from Rent-A-Wreck, booked on Jan. 29.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in Maryland?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Maryland from the following companies over the past two weeks: Hertz ($33/day), Budget ($34/day), and Avis ($39/day).

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

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Firefly (10.0 rating), Super Cheap (10.0 rating) and Signature Rent A Car (10.0 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Maryland.

What are gas prices like in Maryland?

The average gas price in Maryland is $3.75/gallon over the past month, costing you anywhere between $45 and $64 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Maryland for a week from NextCar?

From NextCar you can rent a car in Maryland from about $313 per week on average.

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

Booking in advance not only ensures a better chance of getting the vehicle of choice, it can save you up to 10% on your car rental. For a below average price in Maryland, Cheapflights recommends booking your car rental at least 18 days in advance.

Can I rent a car for a month in Maryland?

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

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

Our recent data shows that Rent-A-Wreck can potentially be 58% below the average car rental price in Maryland. Check prices and availability for Rent-A-Wreck and save on this extended rental. The cost of renting a vehicle in Maryland is on average $1,341 a month or $45 a day. Search on Cheapflights for the most updated pricing and availability for your Maryland car rental.

Luxury Car Rentals in Maryland

Arrive in style when you rent a luxury car in Maryland from the best rental car providers in the country.

Van Rentals in Maryland

Some people need a little more room to get around comfortably on vacation. Find deals like the ones below for Maryland van rentals.
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