|Car types||Compact, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, People carrier, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV|
|Popular agencies||Hertz, Sixt, Avis, Budget|
Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Washington car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Washington.
Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Washington car rental.
Some car hire companies in Washington which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Budget, Alamo and Dollar
On average a hire car in Washington costs £38 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Budget (£75/day), Sixt (£79/day) and Avis (£107/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Hertz 1919 Connecticut Ave Nw 20009 (1 miles from the city centre).
The average price of fuel in Washington is £2.61 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £31 and £42, depending on the car size.
Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Washington.
The only car hire company onsite at Dulles Intl airport is Hertz.
The only car hire company onsite at Reagan-National airport is Hertz.
Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.
A Economy car hire in Washington costs £39 per day, on average.
A Intermediate car hire in Washington costs £37 per day, on average.
A Mini car hire in Washington costs £35 per day, on average.
In Washington, cars are most frequently hired at Dollar 1 Aviation Circle (3 miles from city centre).
On average hiring a car in Washington costs £266 per week (£38 per day).
On average a car hire in Washington costs £1,139 per month (£38 per day).
What type of car is recommended for driving in Washington, D.C.?Fortunately for visitors to D.C. with hire cars, the streets in general are fairly wide and easily accessible for a range of vehicle sizes. However, if you are going to be spending plenty of time downtown, parallel parking will be much easier to find with a smaller vehicle. Some of the smaller streets are easier to navigate in a small-to-midsize vehicle as well.
Travelers should note that the speed limits in Washington, D.C. tend to be much lower than other American cities. For instance, unless otherwise noted, the maximum speed limit is 25 mph, though many of the larger roads range from 25 mph up to 55 mph. In the immediate area surrounding D.C., the speed limit on highways and freeways is only 55 mph.
Petrol prices in Washington, D.C. are luckily quite low compared to many of the other metropolitan areas in the United States. Visitors to the city will find the average petrol price ranges from about $2 dollars to $2.50 per gallon.
Street parking and garage parking are the two main options available for parkers in Washington, D.C. For garage parking, travelers should keep in mind that many commuters to D.C. make use of the garages so the best locations can fill up fast, especially when an event is taking place nearby.