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Portland, ME, United States
9 Aug — 16 Aug
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Portland, ME, United States
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Portland car hire information

Pick-up locationPortland
Hire locations12
Airport locations9

Portland car hire reviews and directory

From £28/dayRated no. 1
Alamo
Most popular
Best rated
9 Excellent (150 reviews)
1 location in Portland
Alamo
Locations in Portland
1001 Westbrook St+1 844 370 3979
Monday07:30 - 23:59
Tuesday07:30 - 23:59
Wednesday07:30 - 23:59
Thursday07:30 - 23:59
Friday07:30 - 23:59
Saturday07:30 - 23:59
Sunday07:30 - 23:59
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  • 8.7
Recent reviews
5.9 Okay10 Jul 2021
2.0 Mediocre15 Mar 2021
Pros: Nothing. I canceled my reservation at the kiosk.Cons: I was given 3 cars to try. The first car wouldn’t turn on and was filthy. The second car had brakes that sounded terrible. The third was filthy. The clerk was rude and short with me. She said those 3 terrible cars were my only options. Yes, including a car that wouldn’t start. I canceled my reservation and went with enterprise.
10.0 Excellent2 Jan 2021
Cons: staff was unhelpful when i told them the car was missing an ez pass
10.0 Excellent10 Oct 2020
Pros: Staff knowledgeable and super friendly. Car clean and newCons: Better lighting in the pickup/drop off area
6.4 Good29 Sep 2020
Pros: customer service was good wait time was goodCons: I reserved a full size car. they gave me a tiny, compact SUV and said "Oh, this is actually one step upgrade for you" It was tiny. not enough room.
2.4 Mediocre7 Aug 2020
Pros: I was expecting a midsize suv and got a tiny Kia Soul The back did not have ac- the hatch had to be opened manually The return experience in Boston was an absolute nightmareCons: I should’ve been able to rent a bigger vehicle- my children each had to hold luggage because of the tiny car Returning to an under Construction very y’all and dangerous feeling parking deck in Boston was truly the most stressful experience of my trip I was extremely disappointed with the lack of choices for a vehicle upon arrival in Portland- I was expecting at least a Jetta
10.0 Excellent18 Jun 2020
Pros: The car was clean and comfortable.Cons: The drop off parking location for Alamo's cars took a while to find in Bangor
9.6 Excellent2 Oct 2019
Pros: The whole process was quick and easy.Cons: The car had not been washed.
5.2 Okay23 Sep 2019
Pros: placing order onlineCons: lady mislead me on pricing options. she advised that to prefuel would be about $10 more. yet when i received the invoice it was $45 more. i felt mislead, and will most likely not use Alamo again
8.0 Excellent9 Sep 2019
Pros: Check in staff very friendly and helpful!
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From £28/dayRated no. 2
Enterprise
8.9 Excellent (160 reviews)
2 locations in Portland
Enterprise
Locations in Portland
1 Marginal Way+1 207 772 0030
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
1001 Westbrook St+1 844 996 0644
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
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Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible10 Jul 2021
2.0 Mediocre20 Dec 2020
Pros: POOR customer service and response time to callsCons: We had a problem because my husband was exposed and contracted Corvid the whole experience was handled as poorly as posible and lewft us with a huge bill when we informed them immediately. We won't be using Enterprise ever again
10.0 Excellent28 Oct 2020
Pros: Very nice, professional and friendly!Cons: Honestly, nothing it was geat!
4.8 Okay20 Oct 2020
Pros: I got the last car available and the interior had a strong smell of gas for the entire duration of the trip. I had to drive with the windows rolled down and no one from Enterprise answered the phone while trying to connect with them and ask if I could exchange the car during the trip from Portland to Bar Harbor.Cons: A real person answering the phone and/or calling me back.
5.6 Okay15 Oct 2020
Pros: The staff I saw were nice. THere was no one there when I left with the car, and there was a problem. There was something wrong with the driver's side door, and there was no one to talk with about it. I just left because it was late and I was tired.Cons: For $100 per day, give me a car that is perfect. That was way too expensive for a car with a door that sounded like it would break off every time I opened it.
2.0 Mediocre3 Aug 2020
Cons: The vehicle we rented was old and was uncomfortable
10.0 Excellent18 Jul 2020
Cons: Easy check in, great car in great condition, easy and quick return. Super happy with the experience. Thanks!
10.0 Excellent17 Jul 2020
Pros: Everything as it should be
10.0 Excellent16 Mar 2020
Pros: Easy pickup and friendly staff. Easy drop-off in Waterville
10.0 Excellent22 Jan 2020
Pros: FastCons: Nothing
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From £27/dayRated no. 3
Dollar
Cheapest deal
8.1 Excellent (135 reviews)
1 location in Portland
Dollar
Locations in Portland
1001 Westbrook Street+1 866 434 2226
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
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Recent reviews
3.9 Mediocre27 Jul 2021
7.9 Good16 Jul 2021
10.0 Excellent5 Apr 2021
Pros: The staff was very nice when we went to pick up our car. The car itself was very clean on the inside and out. It was so easy to pick it up and drop it off at the airport.Cons: Nothing- great service through dollar rental!
10.0 Excellent7 Jan 2021
Cons: Nothing, staff in Portland was friendly and responsive when we discovered a problem. I didn't drop off the car, but I'm guessing it went well.
2.0 Mediocre28 Dec 2020
Pros: Literally no aspect of this was positiveCons: I was told I could cancel, because I couldn’t use my outgoing trip due to a snowstorm. I was not allowed to cancel this trip so I paid around $150 for nothing
10.0 Excellent27 Aug 2020
Pros: the guy in Portland was fantastic - very informative and helpful
6.0 Good1 Jun 2020
Pros: The staff at Boston Logan were excellent.Cons: The car smelled like stale cigarette smoke and cleaning supplies.
2.0 Mediocre5 Dec 2018
Cons: I was not informed at the time of reservation that the company requires a credit card, which I do not have. I paid $35 at the time of booking and was no able to recoup that money, could t rent the car and was stranded at the airport!
6.8 Good26 Aug 2018
Never got my receipt at pick-upPros: Easy pick-up, nice staffCons: I was offered a printed receipt or an emailed one and chose the emailed version. But I never got it. They do have my email though because that's how I got a link to this survey. So... you tell me?
2.8 Mediocre31 Jul 2018
Bad dealPros: Picked up car and representative did not offer EZPass option. I drove through a toll and the EZPass did not register. I called Dollar and the representative suggested I take unlimited tolls when I returned the car. I continued to use the EZPass. When I returned the car Dollar charged me $12.00 per day for four days. I wound up paying $48.00 for about $15.00 in tolls. To add insult to injury the car was pretty dirty and smelled like an ashtray. Bad service, bad advice - terrible deal. Avoid them!!
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From £28/dayRated no. 4
Budget
8.1 Excellent (147 reviews)
1 location in Portland
Budget
Locations in Portland
1001 Westbrook Street+1 207 874 7521
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
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  • 7.9
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent30 Jun 2021
Cons: Fast and efficient at the Portland Airport. Helpful that they weren’t busy today
8.0 Excellent30 Apr 2021
Pros: Most things easy. staff was ok...kind of rushed through somethings. This was our first time renting so I actually wanted to know what they were saying.Cons: Fairly smooth experience. The only negative thing was the open bottle of alcohol and pistachio shells found in the pocket of a seat, gross! Otherwise we really enjoyed the rental of the ford Transit for a long trip with 7 kids in tow!
10.0 Excellent26 Apr 2021
Cons: Fast, efficient pickup/dropoff, brand new car. I've always been an Enterprise guy, but no more. I will go through Budget from now on.
2.0 Mediocre27 Jan 2021
Pros: Nothing. I got not the same car I booked online and they think it does not matter. Worse people and nonprofessional.Cons: Giving the same car I booked and not asking what is wrong with other cars if I did not get the same car I booked.
2.0 Mediocre21 Jan 2021
Pros: NothingCons: The car should have been the same as booked online.
2.0 Mediocre30 Nov 2020
Cons: It took 3 hours to get my car
10.0 Excellent13 Oct 2020
Pros: Super easy drop off
10.0 Excellent29 Sep 2020
Pros: Staff was great. No hassle. Car was exactly what I was expectingCons: I really had the perfect experience with my car rental. Could not say anything bad about it
7.6 Good28 Sep 2020
Pros: Staff friendly and helpfulCons: Inside of windshield dirty and smeared. Had to clean myself at hotel.
9.6 Excellent12 Sep 2020
Pros: Upgraded at no charge to a larger vehicle. Vehicle was practically brand new with just 1600 miles on it. Drop off was easy.Cons: Cleaning could have been more thorough - for example the interior door panels were not wiped down. This did not give me the confidence I would have liked that cleaning protocols are being taken extra seriously during a pandemic.
From £33/dayRated no. 5
Hertz
7.9 Good (149 reviews)
3 locations in Portland
Hertz
Locations in Portland
1001 Westbrook Street+1 207 774 6391
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
202 Warren Ave Ste 300+1 207 797 7156
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
987 Westbrook St
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  • 7.7
Recent reviews
5.9 Okay26 Jul 2021
10.0 Excellent25 Jul 2021
7.9 Good16 Jul 2021
1.9 Horrible12 Jul 2021
5.9 Okay9 Jul 2021
8.0 Excellent21 Jun 2021
Pros: Easy pickup- able to return to airport instead of pickup locationCons: No cars at airport but yet available offsite. If we could return the car there why couldn’t it have Been picked up there?So expensive!!!!
10.0 Excellent12 Jun 2021
Pros: Friendly staff, they even offered that I probably got a better price on kayak than I would have using the Hertz website (which they offered is ‘down’ a lot). Car was great—clean—low mileage.Cons: All was good…
8.0 Excellent3 Jun 2021
Pros: The staff at pick up and drop off were especially courteous and efficient.Cons: I was amazed at how very expensive the rental cars were post-pandemic travel. Just one year ago the vehicles rented for a fraction of today’s costs which will make me rethink my travel options in the future.
6.0 Good28 May 2021
Cons: I booked my rental weeks in advance, but less than 24 hours before I was to pick up my car I was told the office was closed and to call for next steps. I never reached anyone. I ended up calling the airport site and they honored my booking.
10.0 Excellent15 Mar 2021
Pros: Received an excellent vehicle. Check in and Check out could not have been smoother.Cons: Nothing. This was seamless and efficient.
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From £37/dayRated no. 6
Avis
8.1 Excellent (38 reviews)
1 location in Portland
Avis
Locations in Portland
1001 Westbrook Street+1 207 874 7500
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
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Recent reviews
7.9 Good27 Jul 2021
10.0 Excellent20 Jul 2021
1.9 Horrible14 Jul 2021
4.0 Okay29 Jun 2021
Pros: The car was very adequate. Checkout was fast, but not without consequences (see below).Cons: 1. The price is nothing short of a gouge! Covid, blah blah, I know. 2. The car smelled like smoke. They really need an objective way to test for smoking and penalize people. 3. Check in was a long line and 1of3 clerks were humping it to serve customers. 4. My friend is fighting upwards of $5000 in charges, with Avis claiming he never returned the car, then that he kept it 3 extra days. Good grief. We returned and flew back home together.
2.0 Mediocre27 Jun 2021
Cons: Picking up the car took nearly 2.5 hours. It was a horrible experience.
10.0 Excellent28 May 2021
Pros: Didn't take forever like other car rentals, I got my car within 5 minutes of arriving!!
8.4 Excellent17 Aug 2020
Pros: The agent accommodated our change request at the desk efficiently and the upgrade was more than satisfactory.Cons: Off hours drop off needs some work. There were no clear instructions or directions as to where to deposit the keys. I dropped them off at the unmanned desk. I never received a notice that the keys were accounted for.
10.0 Excellent7 Nov 2019
Pros: The staff was very helpful and attentive.
3.6 Mediocre8 Aug 2019
Pros: I rented the car on Kayak for $135. When it was all said and done, it was $298. Nickel and diming you is not ok.Cons: Charge what we originally ordered!
10.0 Excellent12 Oct 2017
efficient.Pros: the computer automatically includes a partial fuel charge and the gentleman that checked in the vehicle had me go inside ant the customer relations person promptly removed that charge.. To me the tis caring about your customers.
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Rated no. 7
National
8.6 Excellent (14 reviews)
1 location in Portland
National
Locations in Portland
1001 Westbrook St+1 844 370 3978
Monday07:30 - 23:59
Tuesday07:30 - 23:59
Wednesday07:30 - 23:59
Thursday07:30 - 23:59
Friday07:30 - 23:59
Saturday07:30 - 23:59
Sunday07:30 - 23:59
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Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre16 Mar 2020
Pros: Staff was greatCons: The vehicle smelled like smoke.
6.8 Good17 Jul 2019
Pros: Drop off easy. Staff super helpful.Cons: Rental was a Jeep Grand Cherokee. We traveled in Maine over unfamiliar roads GPS often wrong, particularly in Portland Jetport. Often made last minutes changes in turn directions causing us to miss numerous turns and causing way too much backtracking.
10.0 Excellent19 Mar 2018
Pros: EverythingCons: No complaints
10.0 Excellent14 Sep 2016
Pros: Van with price as promisedCons: Everything fine
10.0 Excellent6 Jun 2016
Pros: Friendly and Professional
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Easirent
1 location in Portland
Easirent
Locations in Portland
Portland International Jetport
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
TuesdayInvalid date - 23:59
WednesdayInvalid date - 23:59
ThursdayInvalid date - 23:59
FridayInvalid date - 23:59
SaturdayInvalid date - 23:59
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Sunnycars
1 location in Portland
Sunnycars
Locations in Portland
Airport Parking Garage, Lower Level
Recent reviews
793 travellers who hired a car in Portland gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.4

Car hire locations in or near Portland

Good to know

Most popular agency

Alamo

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

£37/day

Good deal

£29/day

When to book a car hire in Portland

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in Portland

  • There is so much to see and do on your visit to Portland, Maine. With a hire car you’ll be able to take scenic tours along the coast or drive from Portland to Freeport to admire the foliage and sandy beaches along the way. Additionally, with a hire car you can explore charming nearby towns around New England like Camden or New Port, Rhode Island.
  • Portland, ME provides easy access to many New England towns. At the Portland International Jetport, the hire car station is conveniently located next to the main terminal. You’ll simply have to walk a short distance to pick up your hire. Some hire agencies at this airport include Enterprise, Hertz, and Budget.
  • Driving in New England can be difficult to navigate because of its many islands. Consequently, you will need a strong GPS system to get around. When traveling in the winter months, note that snow and ice can slow down your travel considerably so give yourself plenty of extra travel time.
  • Rush hour in Portland peaks between about 7:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. in the morning. Afternoons are a little less predictable, with rush hour starting at about 3:30 p.m. and continuing through to 6 p.m. Because traffic can be so sporadic, you might want to check it on the internet or on your smartphone before leaving the hotel.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Portland for £29 or less
  • Book your car hire in Portland at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hires in Portland are around 87% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in Portland

  • Some car hire companies in Portland which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Alamo, Dollar and Enterprise

  • On average a hire car in Portland costs £37 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Portland are Alamo (9.1, 176 reviews), Enterprise (8.9, 177 reviews), and Budget (8.1, 157 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Portland is £2.53 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £30 and £40, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Portland.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Logan Intl airport include Alamo, Budget, Thrifty, Dollar, Hertz, Avis, Europcar, Enterprise, National and Advance Car And Truck Rental.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Logan Intl airport to off-airport locations include Alamo, Budget, Thrifty, Dollar, Hertz, Avis, Europcar, Enterprise and National.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Economy car hire in Portland costs £30 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in Portland costs £44 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car hire in Portland costs £26 per day, on average.

  • In Portland, cars are most frequently hired at Dollar 1001 Westbrook Street (3 miles from city centre).

  • On average hiring a car in Portland costs £258 per week (£37 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Portland costs £1,105 per month (£37 per day).

  • If visiting here in the winter, you might want to consider a car with four-wheel drive to help you to better maneuver in the snow. Other times of the year, a convertible like a Jeep or Mazda Miata are ideal for cruising the beach. Better yet, with a sporty convertible you can better see the sights and enjoy the fresh breezes.

  • When you’re on the highway driving to other cities in Maine, you can travel up to speeds of 75 miles per hour. However, when you are driving around the city, the maximum allowed speed limit is 55 mph on main roads and 25 mph in residential neighborhoods. Be sure to slow down to 15 mph when you are close to a school zone.

  • Petrol prices in Portland are usually about $2.80 for a gallon, which is lower than the national average in the United States. However, during the summer holidays (especially the 4th of July and Labor Day), petrol prices tend to increase all around Maine and throughout New England. If your travels are taking place during the holidays, plan your petrol station stops accordingly.

  • On-street, paid parking is pretty easily found all around the city, including downtown. However, it is important to note that metered parking is regularly enforced (there is a 2 hour maximum on spots). The city also owns a few parking garages and lots. A couple are in the center of town and close to tourist attractions like the Victoria Mansion or the Portland Museum of Art.