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Rent a Car in Baltimore

If you chose Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI), you may have done so because your airfare was cheaper than flights to other mid-Atlantic airports. If that's the case, you'll certainly need a rental car to reach your final destination in southeastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, the District of Columbia, or Northern Virginia. But if south-central Maryland is your final destination, you'll still need a rental car to take in one of the most picturesque state capitals—Annapolis—only 30 miles south of Baltimore. Travelers looking to get away from it all should drive their rental cars to Maryland's Eastern Shore across the Chesapeake Bay. Or, drive your rental car out to the western part of the state and visit Burkittsville—made famous by the 1999 film, The Blair Witch Project. Be sure and add a navigational system when you book your rental car! Whether you choose to pick up your rental car at the airport or from one of the many car rental companies in town, you will find some useful information below to help you get the right rental car for the right price.

Location, location, location
If you're arriving in Baltimore by plane, you may wish to pick up your rental car from one of the many car rental companies at the airport. Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, and Thrifty all have counters at BWI. Alamo and National's pick-up counters are a shuttle ride away. Expedia can also show you a map of the nearest car rental locations to your hotel and the rental cars they carry. (And keep in mind that off-airport car rentals are often cheaper than at the airport, even from the same car rental company.)
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Picking the rental car that's right for you
Expedia offers a choice of rental cars, minivans, luxury autos, and SUVs to meet nearly every need. If you need any special equipment, like a child seat or a navigational system, let us know and we will forward your request on to the rental car company. And what's more, when you choose to "hire a car" (as the British say) from one of our car rental partners* in Baltimore, you'll be dealing with a rental car company that has made a special commitment to provide Expedia customers with great customer service, a wide choice of top quality cars, and competitive total pricing.

Expedia's Total Pricing
Unlike some other online travel sites that show you a cheap discount rate for your car rental when you're shopping and then heap on taxes and fees when it comes time to pay, Expedia shows you the final price up front. What you see is what you pay.

*Advantage Rent-A-Car, Avis, Dollar Rent A Car, Enterprise, Hertz, and Thrifty


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