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Washington, D.C. car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car rental in Washington, D.C.. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on April 24, 2024.

Most popular company

HERTZ

Price of gas per gallon

$3.90

Average price per day

$58

Cheapest price per day

$23

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

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Washington, D.C. 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 April 24, 2024.

January

$39

February

$41

March

$50

April

$53

May

$57

June

$58

July

$61

August

$60

September

$53

October

$56

November

$53

December

$51

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

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental in Washington, D.C. to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on April 24, 2024.

Small cars

$37 - $77

All Car Types

$45 - $90

To rent a small car in Washington, D.C., the United States, you would pay an average price of $59/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a small car in Washington, D.C., the United States (~$37/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$77/day). In fact, January is about 38% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car rental for Washington, D.C.. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Washington, D.C., renting a small car saves you 15% 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 car 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 $58/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in Washington, D.C., the United States (~$39/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~$74/day). In fact, February is about 34% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car rental for Washington, D.C.. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Washington, D.C., renting a medium car saves you 15% 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 car 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 $78/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a large car in Washington, D.C., the United States (~$54/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$102/day). In fact, January is about 31% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car rental for Washington, D.C.. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Washington, D.C., renting a large 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. Here are the best Washington, D.C. large car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV in Washington, D.C., the United States, you would pay an average price of $67/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in Washington, D.C., the United States (~$49/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is September (~$78/day). In fact, January is about 27% 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 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. SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a van in Washington, D.C., the United States, you would pay an average price of $113/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a van in Washington, D.C., the United States (~$90/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$139/day). In fact, January is about 21% 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 is 39% 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 pickup truck in Washington, D.C., the United States, you would pay an average price of $80/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a pickup truck in Washington, D.C., the United States (~$48/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~$344/day). In fact, January is about 41% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a pickup truck rental for Washington, D.C.. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Washington, D.C., renting a pickup truck is 15% 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.

To rent a luxury car in Washington, D.C., the United States, you would pay an average price of $81/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a luxury car in Washington, D.C., the United States (~$49/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~$105/day). In fact, January is about 40% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car rental for Washington, D.C.. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Washington, D.C., renting a luxury car is 15% 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 car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a convertible in Washington, D.C., the United States, you would pay an average price of $118/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a convertible in Washington, D.C., the United States (~$65/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~$203/day). In fact, February is about 45% 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 is 42% 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.

Hyundai Accent$23/day
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Ford Fiesta$26/day
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Top rental agencies in Washington, D.C.

Explore the leading car rental agencies in Washington, D.C. known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in Washington, D.C.. Reviews were last updated on April 24, 2024.
Rent a vehicle with one of these top rental car agencies serving Washington, D.C., such as Avis, Budget and Hertz. Before making your selection, be sure to carefully review the feedback, double-check the pickup location, and verify other important details.

Avis

6.5
Okay
106 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.2

Overall

6.4

Pick-up/drop-off

6.4

Value

6.8

Budget

6.2
Okay
196 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

6.9

Overall

6.1

Pick-up/drop-off

6.1

Value

6.4

Hertz

5.5
Fair
451 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.2

Comfort

6.2

Overall

5.4

Pick-up/drop-off

5.3

Value

5.5

Alamo

7.8
Good
43 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.1

Overall

7.7

Pick-up/drop-off

7.1

Value

7.5

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.7
Good
78 reviews9 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

8.0

Overall

7.7

Pick-up/drop-off

7.7

Value

7.6

National

9.1
Wonderful
6 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.0

Overall

9.0

Pick-up/drop-off

9.0

Value

8.5

Thrifty

6.8
Okay
1 review1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.1

Overall

6.6

Pick-up/drop-off

6.4

Value

6.5

Easirent

1 location

Best Washington, D.C. car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in Washington, D.C.. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 rental car agencies in Washington, D.C. with an average daily rate of $31. Data was last updated on April 24, 2024.
These are the best deals we've found on rentals cars in Washington, D.C.. If these deals don't completely appeal to you, check back soon for alternative offers.
Hyundai Accent$23/day
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Hyundai Accent
Mitsubishi Galant$25/day
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Mitsubishi Galant
Hyundai Kona$25/day
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Hyundai Kona

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in Washington, D.C., including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on April 24, 2024.
  • What is the cheapest rental car found in Washington, D.C.?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $58/day when booking a rental car in Washington, D.C.. The best deal a user found was for $27/day from Getaround, booked on Apr. 21.

  • 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: Turo ($23/day), Avis ($24/day), and Budget ($51/day).

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

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, National (9.2 rating), Alamo (7.6 rating) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car (7.6 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 $3.90/gallon over the past month, costing you anywhere between $46 and $67 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 Hertz?

    Hertz is one of the top picks in Washington, D.C.. They can have you in a rental car for about $383 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 36% on a rental car in Washington, D.C.. Take advantage of a below-average prices by booking at least 7 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 Getaround offers you prices that are 70% 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 $1,643. Check Cheapflights to compare pricing and options for your rental car.

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

    $74 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 May, you can expect to find car rental prices on Cheapflights for as low as $58/day.

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

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

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Luxury car rentals in Washington, D.C.

Find luxury car rental deals in Washington, D.C. from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. luxury car rentals in Washington, D.C. cost an average of $74 per day. Price data was last updated on April 24, 2024.
Ride in luxury during your trip to Washington, D.C. by selecting one these great deals we've found. If these car rental deals don't suit your needs, make sure to check back soon as we're constantly finding new offers for our users.
Cadillac XTS$62/day
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Cadillac XTS
Cadillac ATS$62/day
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Cadillac ATS
Cadillac CT5$62/day
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Cadillac CT5

Van rentals in Washington, D.C.

Find van rental deals in Washington, D.C. from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. van rentals in Washington, D.C. cost an average of $75 per day. Price data was last updated on April 24, 2024.
If you're in need of a larger vehicle, check out some of the deals we've found on van rentals in Washington, D.C.. To provide you with as many options as possible, we're constantly adding new deals so check back soon if you're not finding the one right for you.
Chrysler Pacifica$65/day
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Chrysler Pacifica
Kia Sedona$65/day
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Kia Sedona
Kia Sedona$66/day
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Kia Sedona

Car rentals by fuel type in Washington, D.C.

Browse car rentals by fuel type in Washington, D.C.. Currently, Hybrid cars are the cheapest to rent in Washington, D.C.. Deals were last updated on April 24, 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in Washington, D.C.. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Hybrid being the cheapest ($20+).

Electric

Electric

Gas/Diesel

Gas/Diesel

Hybrid

Hybrid

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