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Ellicott City car hire

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Ellicott City car hire information

Pick-up locationEllicott City
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Hire locations3
Airport locations0

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Ellicott City

  • Ellicott City is well known for being a historical center. Consider renting a car in Ellicott City to explore the area and its environs thoroughly. During your stay in the area, visit the old quarter’s Howard County Welcome Center inside the 1939 stone building. With your Ellicott City car rentals, you can visit Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum, which is one of the oldest operating train stations in the US.
  • When flying to Ellicott City, passengers will arrive at the nearest airport. The nearest airport to Ellicott City is Baltimore Washington international airport which is 10.6 miles from the airport. To travel to the city, you can consider getting car rentals in Ellicott City at the airport. You will find car rental agencies at the rental car facilities on New Ridge Road and Stoney Run Road. You can use the Rental Car Facility Shuttle to get to the rental facility, which picks up passengers at the lower level terminal. You will find various car rental providers at the facility, including Alamo, National, Thrifty, Hertz, Enterprise, Next Car, Budget, SIXT, and Dollar.
  • If you go for car rentals in Ellicott City, you should know that the city has a few major roads that the locals in the area use in their daily commute. These roads may have quirks, so ensure you are on the lookout for posted road signage and speed limits. Additionally, it's worth noting that if you don't prefer driving on the major roads, Ellicott City has local roads that you can use instead. However, they have lower speed limits than the major road, so you might take more time.
  • If you take car rentals in Ellicott City, ensure you avoid driving during rush hour. The rush hour in Ellicott City runs between 6:30 am to 8:30 am. During the evening, rush hour occurs between 4:00 pm and 6:30 pm. During rush hour, ensure you avoid Interstate 70 runs east-to-west in the northernmost area of Ellicott City with an interchange for Highway 29. Also, avoid Highway 40, also known as Baltimore National Pike. Additionally, you can avoid using the major highways during rush hour and use the local roads, though they take more time.
  • Book your car hire in Ellicott City at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard hire cars in Ellicott City are around 119% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Ellicott City

  • How much is the price of fuel in Ellicott City?

    The average price of fuel in Ellicott City is R72,07 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R865 and R1 153, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Ellicott City?

    Standard (Ford Transit or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Ellicott City.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Ellicott City?

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

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Ellicott City?

    A Standard car hire in Ellicott City costs R2 801 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Ellicott City?

    A Mini car hire in Ellicott City costs R1 877 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Special car hire cost in Ellicott City?

    A Special car hire in Ellicott City costs R562 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Ellicott City?

    The suitable car to rent in Ellicott City depends on your budget and requirements. If you intend to stay in the city center, consider a compact car since it's ideal for parking. For those who want to embark on a road trip, consider an SUV. For large families, consider a van since it offers enough space for everyone. Additionally, you can consider renting a luxury vehicle if you are traveling on a business trip.

  • What is the speed limit in Ellicott City?

    If you rent a car in Ellicott City, ensure you look out for posted speed limit signs on the roads since some areas, such as school areas, have flashing lights. When driving on the highways, the speed limit may vary between 55 mph and 75. On the residential roads, the speed limit is 25 mph, while the school zones on the main street have a higher speed limit of 35 and 45 mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Ellicott City?

    If you are looking for a parking lot for your car rental in Ellicott City, most parking is free in the city. Ellicott City has eight public parking lots. You will also find various street parking options along Main Street in the town. Additionally, there are also nearby streets near Main Street that offer parking lots. Historic Ellicott City and the Howard County Circuit Court House also provide complimentary parking services.

Ellicott City car rental reviews and directory

Budget

9,6

Wonderful

7 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.3

Value for money

9.3

2 locations in Ellicott City

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Locations in Ellicott City

10020 Baltimore Natl Pike

+1 410 461 2760

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

6610 Baltimore National Pike

+1 410 744 1308

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
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Sunday09:00 - 13:00

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2,0 Poor

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Made a reservation online, when I arrived they had no cars. I had to go to BWI to rent and it set me back hours

2,8 Poor

May 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

online booking was easy. price was best. service in catonsville was horrible.

Cons:

had to wait half an hour outside of budget office because the associate left and locked up. once inside, roaches on counter and keyboard. the associate had to stop my paperwork because he realized he’d given the wrong car to the wrong person before me.

2,0 Poor

Mar 2022

KAYAK
Wrong car, only option on the lot. Too small, hit my head on door way entering and departing car. Head touched the ceiling while driving. Smelled like smoke, uncomfortable and worn.

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2022

KAYAK
Great service. Very personable employee.

1 out of 2

Avis

9,3

Wonderful

5 reviews

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

9.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.3

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Ellicott City

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Locations in Ellicott City

10020 Baltimore Natl Pike

+1 410 461 3127

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

6610 Baltimore National Pike

+1 410 744 7125

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

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8,0 Very Good

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Very friendly and helpful staff member

Cons:

Cleanliness. Stained seats. Smoke smell.

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2022

KAYAK
Excellent service

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick drop off and pick up, easy to extend the rental as I needed.

Cons:

The price! I think $42-$45/day for a Fordecoa was a bit pricey.

1 out of 1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9,2

Wonderful

11 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

3 locations in Ellicott City

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Locations in Ellicott City

10270 Baltimore National Pike

+1 410 480 9664

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

5649 Baltimore National Pike

+1 410 455 0684

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

6408 Baltimore National Pike

+1 410 788 7891

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The woman who assisted me was so pleasant and went out of her way to get me the exact car I wanted and have it ready when I needed it. She was friendly and made me feel my safety was a priority in these difficult times. I wish I knew her name to explicitly thank her. Great experience overall.

Cons:

Not a thing.

7,6 Good

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Willingness to assist when there is an issue with getting the car reserved.

Cons:

They canceled my reservation since i did not arrive at 2pm. I would suggest in the furure, an email or call to confirm if i still want the reservation instead of canceling without notice would help for a better experience. Because of this, we were forced to go to another location.

2,8 Poor

May 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Good quality but filthy vehicle

Cons:

Reeked of cigarettes and cigars after a week of open window, disinfect spray. Major airport and garage security issue. Trunk permanently locked. Renting group didn’t even check at rental! Couldn’t be opened for security check.

7,6 Good

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Worked out well with driving a minivan.

Cons:

I arrived 40 minutes after the time I designated for pickup, believing the credit card I provided secured the car. It was given away when I arrived. The manager huddled in the corner working to find another van for us. Luckily he found another van at another location that we were able to drive and pickup the van.

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

everything

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The customer service agent was pleasant.

Cons:

He was determined to upsale the car I reserved.

1 out of 2

NextCar

No score available yet

One location in Ellicott City

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Locations in Ellicott City

6500 Baltimore National Pike

+1 410 747 3500

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00

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3,6 Poor

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff member who helped me was great - very professional and helpful.

Cons:

The office was dirty and needed a lot of maintenance. The staff member who was helping me was wonderful but the rest of the staff were being loud and goofing off - making it difficult to hear and very distracting.

9,6 Wonderful

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Although the car was small I was able to fit my bike and golf clubs in the back.

2,0 Poor

Feb 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Rate.

Cons:

My license had an alphabet T on it suggesting that it is temporary. While I did not have a problem renting cars for the last 10 years, NextCar didn't let rent the car.

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

support staff is excellent.

1 out of 2

Hertz

No score available yet

One location in Ellicott City

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Locations in Ellicott City

5530 Baltimore National Pike

+1 410 740 7263

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00

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32 travellers who hired a car in Ellicott City gave the car agency they used an average rating of 9.4

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