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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Ellsworth

  • Car rentals in Ellsworth, Maine, will let you drive through the city and take in all the sites with ease. This city is surrounded by natural wonders, including Branch Lake, Graham Lake, Branch Lake Public Forest, and the Forest Ridge Campground, all easily accessible in Ellsworth rental cars. And if you're feeling adventurous, there are other exciting places in Canada within a 6-hour drive, including Montreal, Quebec City, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.
  • About a 20-minute drive south of Ellsworth, the Hancock County - Bar Harbor Airport (BHB) is an ideal place for securing car rentals in Ellsworth. All year long, Hertz car-rental agency in BHB’s terminal building is available to all who desire to purchase an Ellsworth car rental. Enterprise is also in the terminal, but only operates between May 1 and October 31. At this small airport, rental cars are parked and returned to the parking lot just outside the terminal.
  • Driving in Ellsworth has a reputation for being slow, sometimes annoyingly so. There are a few highways around, but most of the roads have a single lane of traffic going in either direction. Both locals and tourists tend to drive slowly, so it's common if you’re driving in Ellsworth or exploring Maine to get stuck behind some slow traffic. Anyone driving a rental car in Ellsworth should exercise patience, avoid frustration, and enjoy the scenery.
  • Dealing with the weather will likely be the biggest driving challenge for drivers in rental cars in Ellsworth. Winters are infamously snowy, with an average of 70 inches of snow per year, compared to the national average of 28 inches annually. When getting Ellsworth car rentals from October to March, make sure that your tires have good traction, your windshield wipers are in excellent working condition, the car has an ice scraper and snow brush inside, and both the heat and defrost are working. Ellsworth gets precipitation 129 days per year on average, which is about a third of the year. Be prepared, on any given day, to be driving through rain, sleet, or snow. Drive with caution, leave space between you and the car in front of you, and if it's foggy, use your low beams.
  • Book your car hire in Ellsworth at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Ellsworth

  • What is the best car hire company in Ellsworth?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire in Ellsworth is Budget (8,3, 54 reviews).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Ellsworth?

    The average price of fuel in Ellsworth is R71,60 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R859 and R1 146, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Ellsworth?

    Intermediate (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Ellsworth.

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

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

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Ellsworth?

    An Intermediate car hire in Ellsworth costs R526 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Ellsworth?

    Because you’ll be surrounded by so much natural beauty in Ellsworth, ME, SUVs make ideal car rentals in Ellsworth. You can load up your vehicle with equipment for camping and other outdoor adventures, as well as beach paraphernalia in the summer months and picnic supplies for warmer weather. If you'll be driving longer distances, an SUV can give you a comfortable ride. If you’re reserving Ellsworth car rentals anytime between October and March, an SUV might give you the power and traction you'll need for harsh weather conditions.

  • What's the speed limit in Ellsworth?

    Various stretches of State Highway 3 going through Ellsworth have posted speed limits of 55 mph, 35 mph, and 25 mph. Changes in the speed limit come up quickly, so for those driving rental cars in Ellsworth, be on the lookout for posted speed limits and respond accordingly. Many of the places that have speed-limit changes are also speed traps, where a cop will be sitting in wait to snag speeders. Most roads in Ellsworth have a speed limit of 25 mph. However, school zones and blind intersections will probably have a speed limit of 15 mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Ellsworth?

    Downtown Ellsworth has a number of parking lots that have all-day free parking. Some of these lots include City Hall, the Hancock Street lot, the School Street lot, the Franklin Street lot, and the Water Street parking lot. You can also find free parking on Hancock Street, Franklin Street, and Pine Street. We recommend that you do not park at Union River. In the neighboring town of Bar Harbor, just a 15-minute drive away, parking meters are in effect from May 1 to October 31. Parking costs range from $1.50 to $2 an hour.

Ellsworth car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9,0

Wonderful

44 reviews

Cleanliness

9.5

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

8.5

4 locations in Ellsworth

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Locations in Ellsworth

1222 Hammond St

+1 207 942 3772

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

143 Caruso Drive

+1 207 664 2662

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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299 Godfrey Blvd

+1 833 636 0786

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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436 High St

+1 207 667 1217

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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8,0 Very Good

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Very flexible with our changing plans

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The pick up was quick and easy. I was on the road in about 20 minutes.

Cons:

The shuttle took a few minutes to pick us up at the airport, but we didn't wait too long.

2,0 Poor

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Arrogant manager over books and then just casually tells you he has no cars and you’re 10 on the waiting list... enjoy your vacation!

3,6 Poor

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

There was not a car available at the airport. So the call center representative said there was a car available in the city I was in. I did not think you had a office there. So, I asked him if he was sure twice. He said yes. I walked to the street he gave me. There was not a office. I checked the reservation. The office was 15 miles away in another city. i took a taxi. It was closed. I called your call center They were rude and did not understand why i was upset.

10,0 Wonderful

May 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick plane to car turn around.

4,0 Mediocre

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

New car

Cons:

Had rented an intermediate level car for fuel efficiency for the long one way drive. After waiting 30+ minutes for the rental shuttle to come to airport, we were taken to a dirty building that was chaotic. They didn’t have enough rentals so it was either take the inefficient SUV or wait even longer for another return. The SUV was dirty as well. The return location at Trenton airport lacks signs on the road telling you which lot to drop it off in as well as the prerecorded message when you call the location doesn’t help.

1 out of 9

Rent-A-Wreck

2,0

Poor

No reviews available

One location in Ellsworth

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602 Main Road North

+1 207 942 4600

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Budget

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One location in Ellsworth

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299 Godfrey Boulevard

+1 207 945 9429

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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6,0 Okay

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Pick up was inconvenient; staff was all over the place and couldn’t locate my original reservation. Tried to charge me almost twice the original agreed upon price. Also should have mentioned a $200 security deposit being added to the total balance from the beginning. Biggest annoying factor was that I had to make sure I wouldn’t be charged for prior damage done to the vehicle I picked up. Driver side mirror completely gone. Definitely sketch when going to drop off my car and they ask if I did the damage myself. Seems like there should be better communication on the company’s part when giving out damaged rides. In my opinion not worth the price or the hassle.

8,0 Very Good

Oct 2023

KAYAK
No a criticism of Budget, but of Kayak - the third party insurance that we purchased through Kayak was cancelled with no reason provided.

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
My Budget Camry rental was upgraded to a new Chrysler Pacifica, and the van was a comfortable hybrid with a smooth ride, easy-to-use controls, and excellent mileage. Both pick-up and drop-off at the Bangor airport were quick and easy. I was pleased with both the rental vehicle and the rental experience.

8,0 Very Good

Sep 2022

KAYAK
Knowledge of dropoff location.

8,0 Very Good

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was great and the car was clean.

Cons:

Lots of damage to the car and nobody did a walk around or told me about it. I returned the car a day early and still was charged the full booking amount.

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was excellent and very friendly. Wish I had paid more attention as to where the car was located. Had to walk around the lot "beeping" the car to find it.

Cons:

No instructions on how to use keyless car. Card or manual in glove box would be helpful. 1. Step on brake to start car while pushing start/stop button. 2. How to open the gas tank and where it's located. 3. Toll E Z Pass use. 4. How to open rear door on SUV. Not all of us have these features in our cars. And no visual indicators for this inside car. It was trial and error finding skills. Called my sister who knew how to open gas tank, I would have never found it!. Both SUV's I rented were a little different with these things. But both were very comfortable and made for a great drive.

1 out of 18

Hertz

No score available yet

2 locations in Ellsworth

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143 Caruso Drive Suite 5

+1 207 667 5017

Monday09:00 - 12:00
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410 Stillwater Ave

+1 207 573 9152

Monday08:30 - 18:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

perfect great customer service i will always use this company from now on

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Picked us up and returned us to the cruise ship dock.

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Agent was very friendly and drop off went great.

1 out of 1

AutoEurope

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One location in Ellsworth

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Bangor International Airport

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299 Godfrey Blvd Ste 8, Bangor, , USA Maine

+1 914 368 0091

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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168 travellers who hired a car in Ellsworth gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.6

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Intermediate

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