Sterling car hire

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Sterling, VA, United States
1 Aug — 8 Aug
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Sterling, VA, United States
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Sterling car hire information

Pick-up locationSterling
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, People carrier, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV, Supplier choice
Hire locations17
Airport locations13
Popular agenciesBudget, National, Avis, Thrifty, Hertz

Cheap car hire in Sterling

£52/dayEconomy
£45/dayCompact
£89/dayIntermediate
£51/dayStandard
£65/dayFull-size
£101/dayPeople carrier
£92/dayPremium
£106/dayLuxury
£88/daySupplier choice
£95/dayIntermediate SUV
£104/dayStandard SUV
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Sterling car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (184 reviews)
1 location in Sterling
Alamo
Locations in Sterling
23430 Autopilot Dr+1 844 648 1605
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
  • 8.9
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.8
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent19 Jul 2021
2.0 Mediocre27 Apr 2021
Cons: Never got it all the rental companies at the airport require a major credit card now so that could’ve been better
4.0 Okay29 Mar 2021
Pros: I like how you can just pick a car and goCons: Someone actually working at the rental counter and not making me wait forever
10.0 Excellent8 Mar 2021
Pros: Renting was quick and easyCons: Nothing, all was good.
10.0 Excellent17 Feb 2021
Pros: The carCons: That the price given by Kayak was actually the final price. Which was fairly close, around 5 or 6% different. But fair enough.
2.0 Mediocre13 Feb 2021
Pros: I didn’t rent a car and received an email saying I did
10.0 Excellent29 Jan 2021
Pros: The staff was friendly at te pickup, pickup was very easy!Cons: The return! Their parking garage is next to another one, and their was not well marked. There was no number or address, so initially I went to the wrong. It ierally took 20 minutes to get back to the right now. Please put your address on your entrance!!!
6.0 Good29 Dec 2020
Pros: did not work with Alamo staff at pick up. other persons desk. Told us to go to row 3 pick a car, do not come back. what? only 3 cars there and 3+ people looking for a car. Thought we were getting a Rav4 but ending with a VW GOlf (not impressed, need wheel work).Cons: Got what we thought we were paying for.
2.0 Mediocre27 Dec 2020
Pros: Nothing.Cons: The rental agent was entirely off. He intended to block my credit card because I was not aware of the 300 security deposit. When I called the 1-800 number, I was informed that the security deposit would be 200, but at the counter office, it was different. Initially, I had reserved the car for two days; I let the agent know that I was only aware of the 200 security deposit because I made sure I had prepared we'll before planning on renting a car. I even asked him to show me where it says it's 300 on the website, but he couldn't. My total for the two days was 575, including the security deposit. My card didn't go through. I let him know it won't go through and that he should just rent out for a day, then he took my credit card. He swiped it four times and said it was still declining. At that point, I wanted just not to rent any further. But I said, let me call my bank to see what's happening, my banker informed me that the agent swiped my card for 575 instead of 436(for one-day rental). I went to meet the agent; he then asked me: did you top up your credit card, and is it cleared from blocks? Was that his intention when he was swiping my card severally and unnecessary. I told him exactly what the banker said, and he wasn’t embarrassed about it either. He kept on typing, and I asked, you’re just renting me a car; you’ve already imputed my personal information. What else are you typing? Why are you delaying my precious time? And so I also noticed the manager stepping out, and so did the agent probably talk about me, but that’s not my concern, I wasn’t in alamo because of those entities, and I did not care about how they rated me. I just needed to rent a car and go on my road trip vacation and return it in safe hands as I got it. My entire experience could have been much better. It is my first-time horrible experience at the alamo. And then, the car was dirty. Bear in mind we’re in a pandemic situation. What happened to protect customers? Truly a horrible experience.
10.0 Excellent22 Dec 2020
Pros: Drop off and pick up were super easy.Cons: More variety in car selection.
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Rated no. 2
Dollar
7.3 Good (216 reviews)
1 location in Sterling
Dollar
Locations in Sterling
23540 Autopilot Drive+1 866 434 2226
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
  • 7.6
  • 7.5
  • 7.2
  • 7.3
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
3.9 Mediocre14 Jul 2021
10.0 Excellent28 Jun 2021
Pros: Service was great. Staff super helpful, it was an excellent experienceCons: Nothing
2.0 Mediocre26 Jun 2021
Cons: The staff was not friendly or helpful. Dollar tried to charge me an extortionist flat rate for an E ZPass of around $30 per day. I prepaid the car and they charged me extra fees when I picked up the for which they didn’t reimburse at drop off. They also charged me two hours claiming I dropped the car off two hours late which amounted to almost a full day rental. I dropped off the car within the allotted time. No where in the contract can I find that this is standard policy. No other rental car has done this to me in the past and I’ve rented hundreds of rental cars in the past. The staff didn’t respond other than to say to take up with customer service or dispute the extra charges through my credit card company. On top of high rental fees, Dollar tried to nickel and dime me for a Ford Fiesta that wasn’t immaculate. I will not rent from Dollar in the future.
6.0 Good22 Jun 2021
Pros: Staff was friendly and helpful. Drop off was super quick and easy. Email receipt made the whole drop off process very nice.Cons: Pickup took too long because I think there were a lot of customers who showed up all at once and there was not enough staff to handle them.
4.0 Okay21 Jun 2021
Cons: Price too much...vehicle bad maintenance
6.0 Good13 Jun 2021
Pros: Service and priceCons: That if I pic a Camry I have to get The Camry Not a Ford Fiesta, they put pictures of cars that they dont even have like the Camry that i pick and they dont have it. Give me a different car
4.0 Okay9 Jun 2021
Cons: Car smells very bad Vehicle over 35k miles and shakes when drive more then 65mph Wait 45 min in line to get counter at pickup
2.0 Mediocre4 Jun 2021
Cons: Car condition was junk and the first vehicle we were given was heavily smoked in. The counter person was not very hospitable either. They are affiliated with Hertz at the location also.
10.0 Excellent22 May 2021
Pros: Nice car, brand new. Thank you.Cons: None
10.0 Excellent4 May 2021
Pros: It was a long line and they moved us along very swiftly.Cons: Everything was Great this Trip!
Rated no. 3
Budget
7.2 Good (198 reviews)
2 locations in Sterling
Budget
Locations in Sterling
20990 Dulles Town Circle+1 703 430 1408
Monday10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday10:00 - 17:00
Thursday10:00 - 17:00
Friday10:00 - 17:00
Saturday10:00 - 17:00
23360 Autopilot Drive+1 703 260 5631
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
  • 7.5
  • 7.6
  • 7
  • 7.1
  • 7
Recent reviews
5.9 Okay22 Jul 2021
10.0 Excellent20 Jul 2021
1.9 Horrible19 Jul 2021
2.0 Mediocre29 Jun 2021
Pros: Fast during pickup.Cons: High bill. Incorrect billing. No response when called. Billed for 10 days even though returned the car after 4 days.
2.0 Mediocre29 Jun 2021
Pros: Clean and fast serviceCons: Price is high, billing incorrect. Billed for 10 days even though returned car after 4 days. No response when called.
10.0 Excellent15 Apr 2021
Cons: Truck could have been cleaner, but service was excellent and prompt.
2.0 Mediocre12 Apr 2021
Pros: Staff was friendly and apologetic, and did attempt to remedy the situation by offering other vehicles that were available.Cons: I made a reservation several hours in advance, only to drive an hour to the pick up location and find there were not actually any vehicles (pick up truck) available. Unfortunately, I really needed that specific type of vehicle so I was forced to leave empty handed.
6.0 Good19 Mar 2021
Pros: the vehicle i rented was really nice.Cons: you guys charged me for $110 for a qt of gas . that stealing. How the hell will i ever rent a car hear when y'all abuse people on the gas. Again, i returned it 3/4 full and got charged $110 for a 1/4 gallon of gas. Thats horrible service. I will never rent again with you guys. EVER!
10.0 Excellent14 Nov 2020
Pros: Very friendly customer service. Easy in and easy out. Car was clean.Cons: Pick up at the airport was slow compared to the other rental car shuttle services.
5.2 Okay25 Oct 2020
Pros: The car was fine, when I actually got to the rental place was fairly quick. But was completely ruined by what could have gone betterCons: The airport shuttle and ability to communicate with someone once the flight landed. Waited for 35 minutes only to watch every other shuttle bus come and go 3 times. When you call the number there is no way to reach any one at the location because it goes to a central booking even though it’s a local number.
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Rated no. 4
Thrifty
7.2 Good (134 reviews)
1 location in Sterling
Thrifty
Locations in Sterling
23540 Autopilot Drive+1 877 283 0898
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 7.2
  • 7.1
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible17 Jul 2021
1.9 Horrible11 Jul 2021
7.9 Good8 Jul 2021
1.9 Horrible6 Jul 2021
4.0 Okay4 Jul 2021
Pros: The car got great mileage and the fact that I was able to obtain a rental.Cons: The pick-up was a horrible experience at Dulles airport. The thrifty line was long and out the door with with 1 counter person. We watched as the 3-4 Hertz agents completely clear the line right next to us a few times. After almost 2hrs a woman traveling with her family was pretty fed up and asked why they could not assist us since it was the same company. I admired her moxie. They cited company policy at first, but all of a sudden started helping us and the line quickly was addressed. This actually made the wait more upsetting, but I did thank my fellow traveler. BTW- my 88yr old dad was sitting in my brothers car waiting for me to start a long trip.
2.0 Mediocre30 Jun 2021
Pros: Staff was friendly however as error was made which showed I was renting the car for 2 hours to drive from Dulles to Atlanta.Cons: I should have been told that if car was not returned the next day at the same time as pick up that additional charges would occur. When I told them I would return the car at 11:00 the next day I should have been told that I would be charged for the extra hours. I will not rent from thrifty again. Additional training should be required for all agents
6.0 Good14 Jun 2021
Cons: The waiting room was hot and stuffy. The person checking us in was very slow.
4.0 Okay6 Jun 2021
Cons: Allow forbpricing on full size car.
4.0 Okay24 May 2021
Cons: The service is so slow that they only have one person working at a counter when there are three rental agencies. The line was very long, and they packed all of us in together, so they didn't care about social distancing or anything. It took forever to give us a car which Ford Focus and Chevy spark are not similar
2.0 Mediocre5 Apr 2021
Cons: Had to reschedule my flight but Thrifty wouldn't let me reschedule the car rental. I knew it was non-refundable but I didn't want a refund, I just wanted to push it back a few weeks. Total waste of $150, I'll never use Thrifty again.
Rated no. 5
Enterprise
8.4 Excellent (67 reviews)
3 locations in Sterling
Enterprise
Locations in Sterling
202 Lane Ct+1 703 464 3391
Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
23430 Autopilot Dr+1 844 648 1602
Monday05:00 - 23:59
Tuesday05:00 - 23:59
Wednesday05:00 - 23:59
Thursday05:00 - 23:59
Friday05:00 - 23:59
Saturday05:00 - 23:59
Sunday05:00 - 23:59
45664 Woodland Rd+1 703 444 6360
Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 17:00
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.4
  • 8.5
  • 8
Recent reviews
9.2 Excellent30 Oct 2020
Pros: Staff at IAD was awesome!Cons: USB port in vehicle was missing making phone charging a challenge.
6.8 Good29 Sep 2020
Pros: Friendly staff.Cons: The vehicle REEKED of cigarette smoke. It also made some sort of odd sound when accelerating or slowing down. Finally, when picking up, I waited five minutes in line, at 10pm, just for a counter person to arrive.
10.0 Excellent13 Sep 2020
Pros: The car was clean and the pick up and drop off process easyCons: I don’t understand why Enterprise won’t let you use a debit card unless you have a booked flight. How does it make sense that a credit card is better than a debit card? I did not have a credit card on me and had to book a flight on the spot just to be able to get my rental
2.0 Mediocre10 Aug 2020
Pros: It was the worst, they said they are not honoring same day reservations and made me go back and forth twice
8.0 Excellent16 May 2020
Pros: Drop off was super easy.
10.0 Excellent18 Apr 2020
Pros: Drop off was consolidated for various companies operating at the Savannah airport. It was very quick and easyCons: Nothing
2.0 Mediocre10 Jul 2019
Cons: no
7.2 Good28 Apr 2019
Pros: Staff was friendlyCons: The car had a problem with the collision detection system
10.0 Excellent10 Apr 2019
Pros: The staff was very fast and courteous.
2.0 Mediocre18 Mar 2019
Cons: Process is very difficult
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Rated no. 6
Avis
7.6 Good (68 reviews)
1 location in Sterling
Avis
Locations in Sterling
23330 Autopilot Drive+1 703 260 5631
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
  • 7.7
  • 7.9
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent20 Jul 2021
2.0 Mediocre29 Mar 2021
Pros: Pick-up with an Avis Preferred reservation took 1 hour and 45 minutes. Cars were available. Only one counter agent working. A second agent abruptly left.Cons: Will never rent Avis at this location again. No excuse for a nearly 2 hour wait when they had cars available. Understaffed and antiquated computer system for rental agreements. Horrible customer service.
8.0 Excellent28 Jul 2020
Pros: Staff were helpful. Pickup/Drop off was smooth.Cons: The e-toll service was confusing. I was told at one of the toll booths that it wasn't working so I had to pay a toll on top of the subscription service.
2.0 Mediocre5 Jan 2020
Pros: NothingCons: The van was a Chevy feel like a cargo van, not Ford Transit like the passenger van. Mechanically, it was not safe to drive; shaking badly when braking, wiper blades were bad and noisy, steering wheel was not centered like it needed an alignment.
9.6 Excellent12 Aug 2019
Pros: YesCons: Very good overall
3.6 Mediocre30 Jul 2019
Cons: The car I was assigned was filthy inside and out. It didn’t look as if it had ever been cleaned, with stains old and new on the seats, and the door handles were all crusty. The windshield washer alarm was saying the fluid was low. I definitely expect a rental car to be clean and ‘topped off’.
6.0 Good28 Jul 2019
Pros: Easy drop offCons: Pick Up: Would be nice if staff spoke proper English
6.0 Good27 Apr 2019
Pros: The car I requested was not available
10.0 Excellent2 Apr 2019
Pros: Friendly staffCons: Nothing
2.0 Mediocre12 Oct 2018
Cons: They tried to additional gas charge without any explanation or notice when I returned car. I was so embarrassed their sneaky behavior
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Rated no. 7
National
8.6 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Sterling
National
Locations in Sterling
23430 Autopilot Dr+1 844 648 1604
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
  • 7
  • 10
  • 8
  • 10
  • 8
Recent reviews
7.2 Good28 Aug 2016
Not your usual national rental.Pros: Car comfort was good with good features.Cons: Car was not thoughourily cleaned inside. Some misc wrappers,trash and someone's iPad case was left in my car rental. My biggest beaf with all national rental in Dulles is their car wash leave the car looking unclean. Either it uses way too much soap or the rinse doesn't work. must say this my first tainted experience with national.
Rated no. 8
Silvercar
7.8 Good (4 reviews)
1 location in Sterling
Silvercar
Locations in Sterling
44900 Falcon Place+1 855 359 2227
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
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 8
Recent reviews
9.2 Excellent24 Oct 2019
Pros: The staff were absolutely terrific.Cons: The instructions on using the app to get picked up were insufficient. The app didn't recognize my reservation
2.0 Mediocre3 Jul 2018
overchargedPros: nice carCons: They got the charges wrong, repeatedly promised me they would fix it, and nothing happened. I will have to initiate a chargeback with my credit card.
From £37/dayRated no. 9
Hertz
Cheapest deal
Most popular
2 Mediocre (1 review)
1 location in Sterling
Hertz
Locations in Sterling
23000 Indian Creek Dr+1 703 689 4934
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre25 Apr 2017
I am not booking from Kayak ever againCons: In my receipt i was specifically told i will not have to pay anything other than the amount i already paid however later i was charged 13+ extra $. I called their Customer care and they said these are some taxes.
Advance Car And Truck Rental
1 location in Sterling
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Locations in Sterling
23390 Autopilot Dr+1 703 661 6387
Recent reviews
Easirent
1 location in Sterling
Easirent
Locations in Sterling
Washington Dulles International Airport
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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Flight Car
1 location in Sterling
Flight Car
Locations in Sterling
Washington Dulles airport+1 844 435 8227
Recent reviews
keddy by Europcar
1 location in Sterling
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Sterling
23390 Autopilot Drive, Washington Dulles+1 703 661 6387
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in Sterling
Sunnycars
Locations in Sterling
Autopilot Dr 23430
Recent reviews
874 travellers who hired a car in Sterling gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.7

Car hire locations in or near Sterling

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

£55/day

Good deal

£37/day

When to book a car hire in Sterling

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

Top tips for renting a car in Sterling

  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Sterling for £37 or less
  • Book your car hire in Sterling at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Sterling are around 42% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Economy car hires in Sterling are around 59% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in Sterling

  • One car hire company which has updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected is Hertz

  • On average a hire car in Sterling costs £55 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Hertz (£33/day), Avis (£47/day) and Thrifty (£65/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Avis 23330 Autopilot Drive 20166 (3 miles from the city centre).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Sterling are Alamo (8.7, 411 reviews), Enterprise (8.3, 148 reviews), and Avis (7.7, 74 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Sterling 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.

  • Mini (Dodge Grand Caravan or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Sterling.

  • The only car hire company onsite at Dulles Intl airport is Hertz.

  • The only car hire company onsite at Reagan-National airport is Hertz.

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

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

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

  • A Mini car hire in Sterling costs £31 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car hire in Sterling costs £61 per day, on average.

  • A Full-size car hire in Sterling costs £54 per day, on average.

  • On average hiring a car in Sterling costs £384 per week (£55 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Sterling costs £1,646 per month (£55 per day).