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Washington, D.C. Car Rentals in 2023

Most popular companyBUDGET
Price of gas per gallon$3.75
Average price per day$62
Cheapest price per day$27

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Washington, D.C.?

January

$49

February

$44

March

$60

April

$66

May

$68

June

$73

July

$74

August

$70

September

$56

October

$70

November

$66

December

$66

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Washington, D.C. is February. 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 Washington, D.C.

At $29/day, Small is the cheapest car type available for rental in Washington, D.C. in the past week. Out of 16 car rental agencies operating in Washington, D.C., there are, in total, 54 rental locations. View below for 6 offered car types:

Compare available car types for rental in Washington, D.C.

Small Cars

$45 - $76

All Car Types

$68 - $115

To rent a Small car in Washington, D.C., the United States, you would pay an average price of $64/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Small car in Washington, D.C., the United States (~$45/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is October (~$76/day). In fact, January is about 31% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small rental for Washington, D.C.. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Washington, D.C., renting a Small car saves you 33% 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 Washington, D.C. Small rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Medium car in Washington, D.C., the United States, you would pay an average price of $69/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Medium car in Washington, D.C., the United States (~$54/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~$96/day). In fact, January is about 23% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Medium rental for Washington, D.C.. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Washington, D.C., renting a Medium car saves you 28% 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 Washington, D.C. Medium rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Large car in Washington, D.C., the United States, you would pay an average price of $93/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Large car in Washington, D.C., the United States (~$61/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~$125/day). In fact, January is about 36% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Large rental for Washington, D.C.. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Washington, D.C., renting a Large 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 Washington, D.C. Large rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV car in Washington, D.C., the United States, you would pay an average price of $89/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a SUV car in Washington, D.C., the United States (~$63/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~$111/day). In fact, January is about 30% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Washington, D.C.. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Washington, D.C., renting a SUV car saves you 8% 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 Washington, D.C. SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Van car in Washington, D.C., the United States, you would pay an average price of $140/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Van car in Washington, D.C., the United States (~$110/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~$195/day). In fact, January is about 22% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Van rental for Washington, D.C.. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Washington, D.C., 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 Washington, D.C. Van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Luxury car in Washington, D.C., the United States, you would pay an average price of $102/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Luxury car in Washington, D.C., the United States (~$80/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$119/day). In fact, January is about 23% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Luxury rental for Washington, D.C.. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Washington, D.C., renting a Luxury car is 7% 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 Washington, D.C. Luxury rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Convertible car in Washington, D.C., the United States, you would pay an average price of $113/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Convertible car in Washington, D.C., the United States (~$62/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$143/day). In fact, January is about 46% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Convertible rental for Washington, D.C.. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Washington, D.C., renting a Convertible car is 16% 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.

Kia Picanto$29/day
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Hyundai Venue$29/day
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Ford Focus$31/day
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Top rental agencies in Washington, D.C.

All major car rental suppliers in Washington, D.C.

Budget

6.6
Okay
184 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

7.2

Overall

6.5

Pick-up/drop-off

6.4

Value

6.7

Hertz

6.0
Okay
405 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.6

Overall

5.9

Pick-up/drop-off

5.7

Value

5.9

Alamo

8.0
Very good
43 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.2

Overall

7.9

Pick-up/drop-off

7.3

Value

7.8

Enterprise

7.7
Good
72 reviews9 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.9

Overall

7.7

Pick-up/drop-off

7.9

Value

7.6

Avis

6.8
Okay
98 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.3

Overall

6.6

Pick-up/drop-off

6.7

Value

7.0

National

8.7
Very good
6 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.5

Comfort

8.5

Overall

8.5

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

9.0

Thrifty

2.0
Poor
1 review1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Overall

2.0

Pick-up/drop-off

2.0

Value

2.0

Free2Move

9 locations

Best Washington, D.C. Car Rental Deals Found

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Car Rental FAQs

What is the cheapest rental car found in Washington, D.C.?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $62/day when booking a rental car in Washington, D.C.. The best deal a user found was for $27/day from Turo, booked on Jan. 29.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in Washington, D.C.?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Washington, D.C. from the following companies over the past two weeks: Budget ($35/day), Avis ($40/day), and Hertz ($60/day).

Which car rental company is considered to be the best in Washington, D.C.?

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, National (8.7 rating), Alamo (8.0 rating) and Enterprise (7.7 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Washington, D.C..

What are gas prices like in Washington, D.C.?

The average gas price in Washington, D.C. 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 Washington, D.C. for a week from Budget?

Budget is one of the top picks in Washington, D.C.. They can have you in a rental car for about $517 per week on average.

How far in advance should I rent a car in Washington, D.C. for the best price?

Our data suggests that booking early can save you up to 15% on a rental car in Washington, D.C.. Take advantage of a below-average prices by booking at least 13 days prior to your desired date.

Can I rent a car for a month in Washington, D.C.?

Yes, renting a vehicle in Washington, D.C. for a month is certainly possible.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Washington, D.C. for a month?

We’ve recently found that Turo offers you prices that are 82% cheaper than the average rate available for a long-term rental. The average cost of a car rental in Washington, D.C. for a month is $2,214. Check Cheapflights to compare pricing and options for your rental car.

How much is a car rental in Washington, D.C. for a weekend?

$71 is typically the average cost for a rental car for the weekend in Washington, D.C., though this could vary depending on the time of year. If you’re on a budget when traveling to Washington, D.C., then opt for a Compact rental vehicle - these tend to be the most affordable on weekends. In the month of March, you can expect to find car rental prices on Cheapflights for as low as $60/day.

What car do most people rent in Washington, D.C.?

The most popular car to rent while in Washington, D.C. is the Hyundai Ioniq, which is a Compact vehicle.

Luxury Car Rentals in Washington, D.C.

Arrive in style when you rent a luxury car in Washington, D.C. from the best rental car providers in the country.

Van Rentals in Washington, D.C.

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

Car type options available for Washington, D.C.

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