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Frequently asked questions

How much is a rental car per day in Washington?
Within the past seven days, the lowest daily price found for a budget car rental in Washington was $38.
Can I rent a car from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)?
Enterprise and Budget are within a quick commute of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). After landing, it won’t be long before you’re hitting the open road.
What happens if I need to cancel my Washington car reservation?
When you cancel at least six hours in advance of the collection time, most prepaid reservations offer a complete refund. However, not every one is eligible for this, so it’s important to read the policy. Read through your booking for the finer details or click through to our Customer Service Portal for more information.
What types of cars can I rent in Washington?
Cost-effective, zippy and with excellent mileage, it’s no coincidence that compact cars are the most booked rental category in Washington. Explore this city in one of these and you’ll be able to fit into tight parking spaces and easily get around busy streets. A compact is ideal for city adventures or shorter road trips. But they’re not your only choice. Go even smaller with an economy ride or stretch out in a full-size or premium — the choice is all yours!
Where can I go on a road trip from Washington?
There’s so much to do in Washington, but venture farther afield and you’ll find even more magic. Grab a set of wheels and you can wander around the greater area at your leisure. Add these fantastic drives to your list:

  • Baltimore is around 35 mi from Washington. Notable sights like National Aquarium in Baltimore deserve to be high on your list while you’re in town.
  • Your next pit stop? It has to be Philadelphia, which is around 120 mi away. Liberty Bell Center is one local draw card you really shouldn’t miss.
  • Get out into the great outdoors and inhale the fresh air at Norfolk Botanical Garden. You’ll find it approximately 150 mi from Washington.

Why should I rent a Washington car with Expedia?
Score an amazing deal on your wheels with Expedia. Economy or full-size, you’ll find your dream ride from one of the 25 suppliers in Washington. Our special offers, member prices and rewards programs will help you get the most out of your travel budget. And if you’d like to save more, bundle your bookings into a vacation package. Add a hotel or flights to your rental vehicle reservation and unlock awesome discounts!
How do I find the best car rental deals in Washington with Expedia?
Expedia makes it simple to compare fees, offers and providers, and to check reviews. Combine your Washington car rental with hotel or flight bookings to save even more.
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Washington?
Washington rules state drivers must be 21 and above to rent a vehicle. However, young drivers will be subject to an extra charge and tighter rental conditions. Most providers impose a daily young renter fee on top of the car rental rate. This helps cover the higher risk of accident or damage. While many car classes (like mid-size and compact) are available to young motorists, restrictions usually apply to premium and specialty cars.
What do you need to rent a car in Washington?
The essentials are a valid driver’s license and a credit card in your name. Most car rental companies will offer you insurance, which is optional. But you may be asked to provide proof of alternative coverage if you prefer to opt out. Be sure to check with your rental provider to avoid any problems.
What is the cheapest car rental in Washington?
$38 and $41 were the cheapest daily rates picked up by rental car customers in Washington within the past seven days. These rates were available on Expedia, with a rental starting date within the next year. Prices and availability are subject to change and additional terms apply.
Can I rent a car for a month or longer in Washington?
You can. Expedia partners with trusted providers that offer long-term rentals for all car types. Pick up one of our long-term car rental deals and explore every square inch of Washington — or far beyond!
Where can I find a Washington car rental if I am younger than 25?
You’ll need to check the age policy of the Washington rental providers you’re considering. If you’re under 25, some outlets will charge additional costs. It’s handy to know this in advance so you can have the funds ready. Every rental car company has its own rules for younger drivers, so be sure to do your research.
What insurance should I choose for my car rental in Washington?
Make a safe start to your road trip by purchasing Expedia’s collision damage protection. While there are all kinds of rental car insurance, this is one you should have. It provides primary coverage for accident damage, theft and vandalism up to $35,000, as well as round-the-clock emergency help. Don’t wait until you reach the rental counter to insure your precious wheels. Opt in to collision protection while booking your Washington ride with Expedia and save time and money.

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If the deals that are available on our page do not suit your needs, then enter Washington into the search wizard at the top of the page. We will compare all the best deals available for your car rental in Washington and provide you with a list of the cheapest options, with no added fees.

Renting a car in Washington

Pay at pickup is available, so you don’t have to worry about spending your money until you arrive at your vehicle in Washington. We partner with 25 reliable partners that guarantee an enjoyable experience for solo travelers, couples, and families. Package your car with a flight or hotel to unlock even more savings from Expedia.

Expected prices in Washington

Prices are subject to seasonal change depending on when you decide to arrange your car rental but right now you can book from $38.

Flexibility & Cancellation

Most car suppliers offer penalty-free cancellations, so you don’t have to worry about losing money if your plans change. To cancel your booking log into your account through the Trips portal. Click manage booking and cancel this car. If you needed to alter your booking, then you can create a new one once you have canceled.

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