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Cheap Car Rentals in Virginia from $13

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Virginia car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car rental in Virginia. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on February 14, 2024.

Most popular company

Dollar

Most common car type

Mini

Average price per day

$50

Cheapest price per day

$13

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

Discover the price range for renting a car in popular cities across Virginia, helping you budget and make informed decisions for your upcoming travel. There are 79 pickup locations in Virginia to choose from. Price data has been averaged over the last 12 months and was last updated on February 14, 2024.

Price

$26 - $55

Out of all the popular cities in Virginia, Winchester is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just $26/day. Renting a car in Winchester is 53% cheaper than renting one in Charlottesville where the per day rate is around $55. Other fairly inexpensive cities in Virginia to get a rental car in are: Richmond ($27/day), Abingdon ($35/day), and Lynchburg ($38/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in Norfolk should expect to spend around $39/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in Virginia is Norfolk.

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

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Virginia and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on February 14, 2024.

January

$44

February

$46

March

$54

April

$53

May

$54

June

$55

July

$57

August

$57

September

$51

October

$52

November

$50

December

$46

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Virginia 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.

Compare available car types for rental in Virginia

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental in Virginia to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on February 14, 2024.

Small cars

$41 - $68

All Car Types

$62 - $95

To rent a small car in Virginia, you would pay an average price of $52/day. December is the cheapest month to rent a small car in Virginia (~$41/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~$68/day). In fact, December is about 23% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car rental for Virginia. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Virginia, renting a small car saves you 32% 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 Virginia small car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a medium car in Virginia, you would pay an average price of $53/day. September is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in Virginia (~$44/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~$67/day). In fact, September is about 17% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car rental for Virginia. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Virginia, renting a medium car saves you 32% 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 Virginia medium car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a large car in Virginia, you would pay an average price of $73/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a large car in Virginia (~$61/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$99/day). In fact, January is about 17% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car rental for Virginia. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Virginia, renting a large car saves you 6% 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 Virginia large car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV in Virginia, you would pay an average price of $60/day. October is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in Virginia (~$48/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$77/day). In fact, October is about 20% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Virginia. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Virginia, renting a SUV saves you 23% 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 Virginia SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a van in Virginia, you would pay an average price of $101/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a van in Virginia (~$82/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$133/day). In fact, January is about 19% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van rental for Virginia. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Virginia, renting a van is 24% 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 Virginia van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a pickup truck in Virginia, you would pay an average price of $43/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a pickup truck in Virginia (~$42/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$65/day). In fact, January is about 5% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a pickup truck rental for Virginia. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Virginia, renting a pickup truck saves you 43% 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 Virginia pickup truck rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a luxury car in Virginia, you would pay an average price of $102/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a luxury car in Virginia (~$83/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$129/day). In fact, January is about 19% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car rental for Virginia. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Virginia, renting a luxury car is 25% 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 Virginia luxury car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a convertible in Virginia, you would pay an average price of $118/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a convertible in Virginia (~$76/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$159/day). In fact, January is about 37% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a convertible rental for Virginia. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Virginia, renting a convertible is 36% 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.

Toyota Yaris$22/day
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Toyota Yaris$22/day
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Ford Fiesta$24/day
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Tips for renting a car in Virginia

Browse helpful tips for renting a car in Virginia including age restrictions, car type suggestions and more. Tips were last updated on February 14, 2024.
  • If you are heading to the state of Virginia and you have kids with you, you should familiarize yourself with the child seat laws before getting behind the wheel of Virginia car rentals. Virginia law states that children under the age of 8 must be in a child car seat appropriate for their size in the back seat of the vehicle. If you need a child safety seat, be sure to request one in advance.
  • As Virginia borders Washington, D.C., Maryland, West Virginia, and North Carolina, there is a lot of potential for crossing state borders to explore other areas in your Virginia car rentals. If this is your intention, be sure to let your rental car company know in advance, as this may incur extra paperwork or insurance. You can also opt for a one-way rental if you intend to pick up the vehicle in Virginia and return it to a branch in another state.
  • You may encounter some toll roads while driving car rentals in Virginia, as there are about 10 of them within the state. Most of these toll roads accept E-ZPass and automated payments, and only a few of them accept cash. You should inquire with your rental car company about how to pay the tolls, as they will often give you a pass to use for an extra charge. It is advised to use the pass from the car rental company as this will avoid any misunderstandings when it comes to automated toll payments as to why you are not the owner of the rental vehicle.

Top rental agencies in Virginia

Explore the leading car rental agencies in Virginia known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in Virginia. Reviews were last updated on February 14, 2024.
Browse through some of the top rental car agencies in Virginia, including pickup locations serving Norfolk, Newport News and Richmond. Make sure to read through user feedback, confirm pickup locations, and check the fine print before choosing.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.9
Good
170 reviews36 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

7.9

Overall

7.9

Pick-up/drop-off

7.9

Value

7.6

Alamo

7.9
Good
295 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

8.2

Overall

7.8

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

7.8

Thrifty

6.8
Okay
170 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.5

Overall

6.8

Pick-up/drop-off

6.9

Value

7.1

Dollar

6.4
Okay
307 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

6.8

Overall

6.4

Pick-up/drop-off

6.5

Value

6.4

Budget

6.3
Okay
380 reviews10 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

7.0

Overall

6.3

Pick-up/drop-off

6.4

Value

6.6

Avis

6.2
Okay
174 reviews10 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

6.8

Overall

6.1

Pick-up/drop-off

6.3

Value

6.2

Hertz

6.0
Okay
250 reviews12 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.4

Comfort

6.5

Overall

6.0

Pick-up/drop-off

6.1

Value

6.2

Payless

5.4
Fair
132 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

5.9

Comfort

6.0

Overall

5.2

Pick-up/drop-off

5.2

Value

5.5

Best Virginia car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in Virginia. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 rental car agencies in Virginia with an average daily rate of $27. Data was last updated on February 14, 2024.
Have a look at some of the deals we've found on rental cars in Virginia including options serving Norfolk, Newport News and Richmond. If these deals don't appeal to you, check back very soon as they are being updated frequently.
Toyota Prius$13/day
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Toyota Prius$15/day
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Ford Edge$16/day
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Ford Edge

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in Virginia, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on February 14, 2024.

Should I rent a car in the state of Virginia?

Virginia car rentals are a great way to explore everything this beautiful mountain state has to offer. Virginia is home to part of the Appalachian Mountain Range as well as George Washington & Jefferson National Forest and Virginia Beach. All of these are popular attractions, and they are quite a far drive from one another. Getting car rentals in Virginia will allow you to explore these attractions and more, such as the city of Norfolk and even driving up to Washington, D.C. Car rentals in Virginia allow you to do all of this on your own schedule without having to rely on public transportation.

What is driving like in the state of Virginia?

Driving Virginia car rentals is straightforward. The roads across the state are typically in good condition and are paved. However, the mountains and the forests have roads that are likely narrow and winding, so you will need to drive with caution around these areas. It’s especially important to drive slowly around these areas when the state experiences severe winter weather. Local drivers are usually friendly and patient, and it’s an easy area to navigate overall.

How old do I have to be to rent a car in Virginia?

You need to be at least 21 years of age to obtain car rentals in Virginia. Some car rental companies may charge a young driver’s fee to those under 25 years old, though. You may also be restricted from renting luxury vehicles or passenger vans if you are under 25. In addition to your valid driver’s license, you will need a major credit card for the deposit and payment of the rental. Foreign renters in Virginia will also need a valid passport and an International Driver’s Permit (IDP) if their license is not written in the Roman alphabet. Always check with your chosen car rental provider in advance to avoid any inconveniences when you arrive to pick up your rental vehicle. Some companies may also require proof of insurance.

What is the cheapest rental car found in Virginia?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $43/day when booking a rental car in Virginia. The best deal a user found was for $25/day from Surprise Agency, booked on Feb. 11.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in Virginia?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Virginia from the following companies over the past two weeks: Hertz ($22/day), Dollar ($30/day), and Enterprise Rent-A-Car ($31/day).

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

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Super Cheap (10.0 rating), Signature Rent A Car (10.0 rating) and Priceless (9.2 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Virginia.

What are gas prices like in Virginia?

The average gas price in Virginia is $3.41/gallon over the past month, costing you anywhere between $40 and $58 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Virginia for a week from Dollar?

Renting a car in Virginia for a week can be a great option for travel. Dollar, the most popular car rental company for this area, offers rental cars for around $296/week on average.

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

Generally, for a better deal in Virginia it’s recommended to book in a timely manner (to save up to 44%). Cheapflights recommends you book around 7 days prior to your pickup date. Booking as early as you can also increases the likelihood that you’ll get the ideal car.

Can I rent a car for a month in Virginia?

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

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

We’ve recently found that Surprise Agency offers you prices that are 48% cheaper than the average rate available for a long-term rental. The average cost of a car rental in Virginia for a month is $1,271. Check Cheapflights to compare pricing and options for your rental car.

Small car rentals in Virginia

Find small car rental deals in Virginia from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. small car rentals in Virginia cost an average of $31 per day. Price data was last updated on February 14, 2024.
Hyundai i10$26/day
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Hyundai i10$26/day
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Hyundai i10
Hyundai i10$26/day
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Hyundai i10

Luxury car rentals in Virginia

Find luxury car rental deals in Virginia from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. luxury car rentals in Virginia cost an average of $33 per day. Price data was last updated on February 14, 2024.
Take a look at some of the best options when it comes to luxury car rentals in Virginia, with locations not far from Norfolk, Newport News and Richmond. Make sure to take a close look at each offer to ensure no unwanted surprises.
Audi A4$24/day
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Audi A4
Audi A4$25/day
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Audi A4
Audi A4$25/day
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Audi A4

Van rentals in Virginia

Find van rental deals in Virginia from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. van rentals in Virginia cost an average of $36 per day. Price data was last updated on February 14, 2024.
Finding the right van for rent in Virginia can be daunting, so we've assembled these deals for you, including including pickup locations near Norfolk, Newport News and Richmond. To provide you with as many options as possible, we're constantly replacing these deals with new ones so be sure to check back soon.
Chrysler Town & Country$35/day
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Chrysler Town & Country
Chrysler Town & Country$35/day
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Chrysler Town & Country
Chrysler Town & Country$35/day
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