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Cheap Car Hire in Washington, D.C. from R1 333

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Washington, D.C. with a pick-up date of 15/9 and drop-off date of 20/9. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Washington, D.C. car hires in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car hire in Washington, D.C.. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 21 June 2024.

Most popular company

DOLLAR

Price of petrol per litre

R17,84

Average price per day

R1 789

Cheapest price per day

R1 333

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 21 June 2024.

January

R702

February

R738

March

R900

April

R972

May

R1 098

June

R1 098

July

R1 098

August

R1 062

September

R954

October

R1 008

November

R954

December

R918

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

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in Washington, D.C. and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 21 June 2024.

At R1 333/day, small car is the cheapest car type available for hire in Washington, D.C. in the past week. Out of 16 car hire agencies operating in Washington, D.C., there are, in total, 60 hire locations. View below for 2 offered car types:

Economy

Economy

R1 164+

Compact

Compact

R1 113+

Intermediate

Intermediate

Standard

Standard

Full-size

Full-size

R1 093+

People carrier

People carrier

R1 597+

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

R1 509+

Premium

Premium

R1 086+

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

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire 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 21 June 2024.

Small cars

R629 - R1 660

All Car Types

R615 - R2 359

To hire a small car in Washington, D.C., the United States, you would pay an average price of R811/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Washington, D.C., the United States (~R629/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~R1 660/day). In fact, May is about 23% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Washington, D.C.. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Washington, D.C., renting a small car saves you 37% 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 hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in Washington, D.C., the United States, you would pay an average price of R1 303/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Washington, D.C., the United States (~R615/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~R2 490/day). In fact, February is about 53% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Washington, D.C.. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Washington, D.C., renting a medium car is 2% 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 hire a large car in Washington, D.C., the United States, you would pay an average price of R785/day. August is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Washington, D.C., the United States (~R1 299/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~R2 265/day). In fact, August is about 65% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for Washington, D.C.. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Washington, D.C., renting a large car saves you 39% 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.

To hire a SUV in Washington, D.C., the United States, you would pay an average price of R1 105/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Washington, D.C., the United States (~R615/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~R2 283/day). In fact, February is about 45% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Washington, D.C.. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Washington, D.C., renting a SUV saves you 14% 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 hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

Toyota Corolla QuestR1 333/day
4
M
A/C
Toyota Corolla Quest
Ford FiestaR1 333/day
2
M
A/C
Ford Fiesta

Top rental agencies in Washington, D.C.

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Washington, D.C. known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Washington, D.C.. Reviews were last updated on 21 June 2024.
Hire a car with one of the top providers serving the Washington, D.C. area such as Thrifty, Avis and Budget. Skim reviews, hire company locations, prices, and more before making your decision.

Thrifty

6,7
Okay
112 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7,3

Comfort

7,0

Overall

6,5

Pick-up/drop-off

6,4

Value

6,4

Avis

6,5
Okay
106 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7,3

Comfort

7,1

Overall

6,4

Pick-up/drop-off

6,4

Value

6,8

Budget

6,1
Okay
196 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6,6

Comfort

6,7

Overall

5,9

Pick-up/drop-off

5,9

Value

6,3

Hertz

5,4
Fair
452 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6,2

Comfort

6,2

Overall

5,3

Pick-up/drop-off

5,2

Value

5,5

Dollar

3,0
Poor
317 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

3,7

Comfort

3,4

Overall

3,0

Pick-up/drop-off

3,0

Value

3,7

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7,6
Good
79 reviews9 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7,8

Comfort

7,9

Overall

7,6

Pick-up/drop-off

7,7

Value

7,5

Alamo

7,6
Good
43 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8,0

Comfort

8,0

Overall

7,5

Pick-up/drop-off

6,9

Value

7,3

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

Best Washington, D.C. car hire deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hiredeals in Washington, D.C.. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in Washington, D.C. with an average daily rate of R1 558. Data was last updated on 21 June 2024.
The best prices on car hires in Washington, D.C. we've found at this time. Make sure to check back soon if you're not finding what you're looking for, as deals are updated frequently.
Toyota Corolla QuestR1 333/day
4
M
A/C
Toyota Corolla Quest
Ford FiestaR1 333/day
2
M
A/C
Ford Fiesta
Toyota RAV4R1 564/day
5
M
A/C
Toyota RAV4

Car hire FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Washington, D.C., including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 21 June 2024.
  • What is the cheapest hire car found in Washington, D.C.?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under R1 789/day when booking a car hire in Washington, D.C.. The absolute best deal a user found was for R817/day from Dollar, booked on Jun. 16.

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

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, National (9,2 rating), Alamo (7,5 rating) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car (7,5 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Washington, D.C..

  • What are petrol prices like in Washington, D.C.?

    The average price of petrol in Washington, D.C. is R17,84/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between R802 and R1 159 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Washington, D.C. for a week from Dollar?

    Dollar is one of the top picks in Washington, D.C.. They can have you in a hire car for about R12 524 per week on average.

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

    Our data suggests that booking early can save you up to 33% on a hire car in Washington, D.C.. Take advantage of 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, hiring 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?

    The monthly cost of a car hire in Washington, D.C. is R53 675 (R1 789/day) on average.

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

    Car hire prices in Washington, D.C. are typically R0 for the weekend. On Cheapflights, you’ll be able to find great car hire deals on any type of vehicle. However, consider hiring a Intermediate to save money on your trip to R0. Our users have found prices for Intermediate car hire in July to be on average R0 per day.

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

    The most popular car chosen by those travelling to Washington, D.C. is Intermediate (Nissan Rogue) based on our Cheapflights data.

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

Browse car hires by fuel type in Washington, D.C.. Deals were last updated on 21 June 2024.

Browse through car hire deals by fuel type in Washington, D.C.. There is currently 1 fuel type to choose from.

Electric

Electric

Airport car hires in Washington, D.C.
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