Elkridge car hire

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Elkridge car hire information

Pick-up locationElkridge
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Cheap car hire in Elkridge

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Elkridge

  • Renting your car from any of the car rentals in Elkridge offers flexibility and convenience that cannot be realized from the public transport options buses and trains. A rented car from the Elkridge car rentals allows you to explore the city at your own pace and reach offbeat destinations. Some of Elkridge's scenic spots that are easily accessible via a car are; Patapsco Valley State Park and the Thomas Viaduct. Additionally, a car proves advantageous for visiting Baltimore's Inner Harbor or the historic Annapolis, which might be less convenient with buses or trains. By having a car, you can optimize your time, carrying gear for outdoor activities and ensuring a hassle-free journey to attractions beyond the typical routes.
  • If you’re to fly to Elkridge, kindly note that Baltimore/Washington airport (BWI) is one of the efficient destination airports you could consider. To rent a car at BWI, you should remember that rental offices are located within the Consolidated Rental Car Facility (CONRAC), accessible by shuttle from all terminals. Some of the major Elkridge car rentals at BWI include Hertz, Avis, Enterprise, and Budget.
  • What you need to know before you could rent your car from the cheap car rentals in Elkridge is the driving norms, and pedestrian and cyclists behaviors. Most drivers observe the set traffic guidelines, hence making it easy to share the road with the locals. However, cyclists and jaywalkers keep flouting the rules as they cross and enter the road with little or no consideration to the oncoming vehicle. To avoid hitting them, you will have to maintain reasonable speed that allows you space and time to react with your brakes where necessary.
  • Rush or commuter hour traffic is the major source of driving difficulties you are likely to encounter when driving your rented car from any of the cheap car rentals in Elkridge. Rush hour in Elkridge, MD, is usually realized from 7 am - 9 am and 4 pm - 6 pm, especially on weekdays. I-95 and MD-100 are some of the roads that often get congested. Besides the rush hour traffic snarl-up, winters can be challenging to drive your rented car from Elkridge car rentals due to potential snowfall, impacting road conditions.
  • Book your car hire in Elkridge at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Luxury car hire in Elkridge are around 46% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Elkridge

  • What is the best car hire company in Elkridge?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Elkridge are NextCar (7,8, 99 reviews), Avis (6,4, 53 reviews), and Hertz (6,2, 102 reviews).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Elkridge?

    The average price of fuel in Elkridge is R66,69 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R800 and R1 067, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Elkridge?

    Luxury (Tesla Model 3 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Elkridge.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Elkridge?

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

  • How much does a Luxury car hire cost in Elkridge?

    A Luxury car hire in Elkridge costs R886 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Elkridge?

    A Mini car hire in Elkridge costs R1 224 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Elkridge?

    A Compact car hire in Elkridge costs R1 436 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Elkridge, MD?

    For an efficient and enjoyable driving experience in Elkridge, MD, it's recommended to choose a compact or midsize car. These car types offer the ideal balance of maneuverability and comfort, which is suitable for navigating both city streets and suburban roads in Elkridge. With these cars, you'll find it easier to park in tighter spaces while still enjoying a comfortable driving experience. Additionally, Elkridge's relatively mild climate doesn't necessitate a larger vehicle, making a compact or midsize car a practical and efficient choice for getting around the city.

  • What’s the speed limit in Elkridge, MD?

    In Elkridge, MD, speed limits vary depending on the location you're in. Generally, you will maintain a 25 mph speed limit when driving your car from the cheap car rentals in Elkridge in residential and school zones. Along highways like I-95 that pass through Elkridge, the speed limit is typically 70 mph, while business centers might have lower limits of 35 mph for safety reasons. You also need to note that speed cameras are often mounted in areas with a history of speeding violations, such as Route 1.

  • Where are the best places to park in Elkridge, MD?

    To minimize parking charges for your rented car from the car rentals in Elkridge, prioritize seeking hotels with a complimentary onsite parking. If you miss such an option, you may have to budget for the public metered parking. Some of the pay to use parking lots to consider in Elkridge include Elkridge Corners, Marshalee Drive Park & Ride, and Meadowridge Park & Ride. Averagely, these parking lots cost around $1.25 to $2.50 per hour.

Elkridge car rental reviews and directory

Budget

4,4

Mediocre

415 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

6.0

2 locations in Elkridge

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Locations in Elkridge

6475 Washington Boulevard

+1 443 492 6462

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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Thursday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday08:00 - 17:00
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7426 New Ridge Road

+1 410 691 2913

Monday06:00 - 23:00
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8,0 Very Good

Feb 2024

KAYAK
The experience having the car was nice. When I first got to the desk to retrieve my rental. The person at the front stated that she was seeing two reservations. And that caused a mix up for over 15-20 minutes. But outside of that. It was a great experience.

8,0 Very Good

Feb 2024

KAYAK
DID NOT HAVE MANY CARS LEFT BUT ENDED UP WITH AN UPGRADE WHICH I ENJOYED.

2,0 Poor

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Desk was closed upon arrival. Called customer service line and the non-english-speaking rep told me to return the next day during business hours. No attempt to remedy the situation was made, just a big "screw you, the desk is closed" when they let me make a reservation during those hours. Canceled my reservation and took my business elsewhere.

2,0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Extremely poor service while working a bait and switch.

2,0 Poor

Dec 2023

KAYAK
They declined to honor online booking. Wanted me to take a rental at their counter price which is twice the price of my booking. Ultimately, realized that they were conning me into buying extras which jacked up the price but still used by online reservation.

10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Excellent. Once I arrived at the pick up location the staff member I met at the counter was as good as they get. Thanks

1 out of 80

Dollar

No score available yet

One location in Elkridge

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7410 New Ridge Rd

+1 866 434 2226

Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Great

8,0 Very Good

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Waited in line for 45 minutes? To pickup the car

6,0 Okay

Oct 2023

KAYAK
The car remote did not work so every time I opened it the alarm would start going off, overall it was the vehicle I received I feel that was the issue

2,0 Poor

Jun 2023

KAYAK
Nothing to like. Our 'reserved' car was not available at noon, as scheduled. We arrived, on time, for pick-up, and (after waiting in line for 1/2 hour) were informed that they were out of vehicles (as they informed those in line in front of us). Their message was, "if we would like to wait, there 'may' be a vehicle available to us in 4 hours"..... When you need to be somewhere three plus hours away for an event, that is absolutely unacceptable. We cancelled our reservation and were informed that, since we were not picking up a vehicle, our third party reservation company would know. Of course, and not surprisingly, they were unable/unwilling to provide me with any kind of receipt to confirm this. A terrible way to start a vacation weekend!

2,0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The process is unclear. I witnessed 4 other customers encounter the same problem as me. We ended up leaving without a car. Waste of time.

2,0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The entire experience was awful, lengthy and outrageously expensive compared to what is advertised on Kayak.

Cons:

Honest pricing, honest description of the cars, willingness to reduce price for alternative vehicle, outrageous toll fees not explained, front to back terrible experience. I will NEVER rent with Dollar again or trust Kayak/other provider price quotes. Going directly to the rental car company and work with them.

1 out of 49

NextCar

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One location in Elkridge

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7440 New Ridge Road

+1 410 461 1500

Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
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6,0 Okay

Oct 2023

KAYAK
The customer service could have been better. Did not disclose a $150 security fee during sign up. Security fee was refunded upon return of car but it would have been nice to have that known before car pickup.

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2023

KAYAK
Easy, fast, and the car was spotless and well maintained. Awesome experience.

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2021

KAYAK
all went very smooth no problems

10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Very nice and courteous staff. The car was excellent, almost brand new, and drove great. The pick up and drop off were quick and easy.

Cons:

I did not receive any receipt or acknowledgement when I returned the vehicle. The car was checked in quickly but the agent said he would email the receipt and I had to call back the next day to request the receipt.

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything was very smooth. No attempts to upsell. Got me on my way quickly and pleasantly.

Cons:

I don't have much to say. Everything went as I expected.

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up was fast and easy and only took a few minutes. The return was even faster. I just pulled up and someone was there to take the key and I left.

Cons:

Honestly , nothing on this rental.

1 out of 42

Payless

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One location in Elkridge

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7426 New Ridge Road

+1 410 859 1800

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Great rental.

Cons:

Nothing. Everything was fine

3,6 Poor

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The other rental company that helped us

2,0 Poor

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Payless in BWI is closed and has no cars available for the last few months. However, they are still accepting reservation! Don't be fooled

2,0 Poor

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

We showed up for our reservation only to be greeted by a sign at the counter saying “ no cars available “. We had to scramble and rent from another company at twice the price. There was no one at the counter. Why is kayak booking reservations for Payless at BWI if they clearly aren’t running?

2,0 Poor

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Booked a rental and showed up to pick up the car and there was no one at the counter. There was only a sign saying No cars available. Very unprofessional and caused unnecessary stress at the start of a trip.

2,0 Poor

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing. No one was there and I was unable to rent the car.

Cons:

Someone could have been there and they could have had a car there since I booked it a week earlier.

1 out of 75

Thrifty

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One location in Elkridge

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7410 New Ridge Rd

+1 877 283 0898

Monday07:00 - 22:00
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2,0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
They didn’t have a car for me. They were completely out of cars. Me and another man had made reservations and they told us if we waited 3-4 hours they could maaaaybe get us cars.

2,0 Poor

Aug 2023

KAYAK
Badly negative. 4 hours waiting for a car. At last, there was no cars available. I Had to cancel and get another company in same station.at airport. Employees at desk were rude and uncompromising. They should not be at front desk with public.

4,0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff

Cons:

Fuel pump (we think) was going out and took 20 minutes to start after putting gas in the car (twice),

2,0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Had more than a one-hour wait for my car.

2,0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing they ran out of cars so I had to pay double to rent a car from a different agency.

Cons:

Not run out of cars.

6,0 Okay

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The vehicle was spacious.

Cons:

The smell of marijuana after I came home with the vehicle. Not being able to contact anyone regarding the missing ez pass I paid for. Having the return location open on time and not having to search for someone to help with the return process .

1 out of 39

Avis

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One location in Elkridge

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7432 New Ridge Road

+1 410 859 1680

Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
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2,0 Poor

Dec 2023

KAYAK
I purchased the dealer’s choice and the advertisement said that they decide what to give me based on the size of my party. I got there and they said “dealers choice today is the smallest option. You have to upgrade”. That’s false advertising.

10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Great experience

Cons:

Line at pickup could have been shorter

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick process to get my rental (done through the Avis app).

Cons:

This facility hasn’t incorporated their new fast pass system where your can get a QR code to check out. Reagan Airport has it and makes a big difference.

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Vehicle was nearly brand new. Clean, inside and out.

Cons:

Long wait in line. Representatives seem care-free.

8,0 Very Good

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The people there were very pleasant to deal with.

Cons:

I was late picking up my car and I still had to wait for 20 minutes. The car was not cleaned very well.

4,0 Mediocre

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Provide a car that wasn’t damaged

1 out of 19

Hertz

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One location in Elkridge

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7416 New Ridge Road

+1 410 684 7900

Monday06:00 - 23:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Loved the choice and ease of pickup and drop-off

2,0 Poor

Nov 2023

KAYAK
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2,0 Poor

Nov 2022

KAYAK
Unless you're a Gold member expect to wait awhile for your vehicle.

2,0 Poor

Nov 2022

KAYAK
Pickup was an absolute nightmare. 25 people at least waiting for their car rental at Hertz. Initially told 30 minutes… it took over 2 hours. I will never rent from Hertz again.

2,0 Poor

Jan 2022

KAYAK
Not upfront with pricing.

6,0 Okay

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Car had break issues and the drivers side was scrapping really loud. Other than that the personnel were great and very nice. Experience was number 1. Car lowered my rating because the car was not in good condition.

1 out of 32

Sixt

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One location in Elkridge

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7432 New Ridge Road

+1 888 749 8227

Monday07:30 - 23:30
Tuesday07:30 - 23:30
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2,0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Rental was for 125, brought car back an hour past time set and they charged me another 125.

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2022

KAYAK
This was my first rental car in years, and they were over booked for the day, and had no Vehicles that matched our booking. They stayed late and upgraded our selections for the inconvenience. Great customer service.

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Very pleased with the staff of Sixt, and the rental. Would recommend

2,0 Poor

Aug 2023

KAYAK
They should inform customers of all the terms before booking in BOLD letters not in fine print. They charged my card inspite of the fact that they are the ones who cancelled my booking at the time of pickup and spoiled my trip completely. So did Kayak by taking me to the Sixt site and not taking any responsibility at all.

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2023

KAYAK
Thanks for your sixt

10,0 Wonderful

May 2023

KAYAK
Excellent

1 out of 3

Flight Car

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One location in Elkridge

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1020 Andover Road

+1 844 742 5870

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1686 travellers who hired a car in Elkridge gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.4

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