Fairfax car hire

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Fairfax car hire information

Pick-up locationFairfax
Car types
Hire locations8
Airport locations0

Cheap car hire in Fairfax

Mini
Economy
Compact
Intermediate
Standard
Full-size
Luxury
People carrier
Passenger van
SUV
Commercial
Pick-up truck

KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Fairfax

  • With a car rental in Fairfax, you will have many options for day trips and excursions that would be out of reach without one. Situated on the crest of the greater Washington, D.C. area, the city serves as a launching pad surrounded by a well-integrated network of major roadways. A rental offers quick access to areas like the nation’s capital, Alexandria, and Baltimore. What’s more, having a vehicle at your disposal allows you to dictate the terms of your travel. Rather than orchestrating your trip to work around the availability and schedules of public transportation, you’ll have the autonomy to determine departure and arrival times—not to mention you’ll have a place to put your shopping bags while you’re out for lunch or dinner.
  • There are several locations from which you can pick up your Fairfax car rental. You can find a Budget and an Avis at Fair Oaks Mall, a Hertz on Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy., and an Enterprise on Nutley St. There is also a wide range of options available to you from Dulles International Airport (IAD), including National, Dollar, Thrifty, Sixt and Alamo, to name a few. To find the rental car desks, head to the arrivals level (baggage claim level) of the main terminal and exit to ground transportation—just outside, on the far roadway, there are free shuttles that will take you to the rental car locations.
  • Fairfax has a fun downtown area replete with restaurants and bars, which means you will want to keep an eye out for pedestrians crossing the road in these areas. While there are designated crosswalks, people don’t always stick to these spots, so be prepared to yield, especially on the weekends.
  • The northern part of Virginia close to Washington, D.C., which includes Fairfax, is known for having heavier traffic. However, you can expect commute times to increase most significantly during the hours before and after the typical workday. Morning rush hour will usually start as early as about 6:30am and last until as late as 10am. In the evening, you can expect to find the roads quite congested between about 6pm and 9pm.
  • Book your car hire in Fairfax at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hire in Fairfax are around 64% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Fairfax

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

    With congested city streets and multiple other vehicles on the road, a suitable option for your car rental in Fairfax is a compact or economy car. These types of vehicles tend to be cost-effective options because they typically get better gas mileage than larger sedans and SUVs. Compact and economy cars also offer greater agility on busy streets.

  • What’s the speed limit in Fairfax?

    Speed limits in Fairfax will shift depending on the type of region within which you’re driving. For instance, on residential streets speed limits are typically posted around 30mph. In areas that are more business-centric, you’ll find that the posted limits are raised to about 35mph, and up to 45mph. On major state roads, you can expect to see speeds posted around 55mph. Finally, on highways, such as the I-66, which runs east and west across the north of Fairfax, the limit can jump to about 65mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Fairfax?

    For parking that keeps you centrally located in the city, try the public parking garage in Old Town Plaza, which is accessible from University Dr., close to Chair Bridge Rd. and North Rd. You can expect parking rates to be around $1 per hour.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Fairfax?

    The average price of fuel in Fairfax is R66,35 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R796 and R1 062, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Fairfax?

    Intermediate (Nissan Sentra or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Fairfax.

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

    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 Fairfax?

    An Intermediate car hire in Fairfax costs R521 per day, on average.

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

    A Mini car hire in Fairfax costs R569 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Fairfax?

    An Economy car hire in Fairfax costs R575 per day, on average.

Fairfax car rental reviews and directory

Budget

9,1

Wonderful

13 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

9.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.8

Value for money

9.1

One location in Fairfax

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Locations in Fairfax

12000 Fair Oaks Mall

+1 571 432 0480

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 15:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was very friendly, professional, and helpful. The inside of the car was very clean. it was very thoughtful to see a note that special care was given to COVID19 cleanliness.

Cons:

I do like a clean car on the outside. The car was not washed on the outside. However, we did have a few wet days prior to me renting the car.

4,0 Mediocre

Dec 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Well it got me to the airport with no breakdown..

Cons:

My car smelled like smoke , mentioned this at pick up and the attendant said He did not smell anything, but I’m very sensitive to smoke and it causes a migraine. Also my price was double what I was quoted!!

7,6 Good

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

The rental office was NOT easy to find. It's located next to Sears, which is undergoing considerable construction, so you have to look beyond the fences and scaffolding to see it.

4,4 Mediocre

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Cleanliness of car.

Cons:

Final Price was much more than advertised. I had to wait 43 min to get my car, it was reserved for 10:00 am, got it at 10:43. I was charged extra time that wasn't included in reservation price. I was charged for under 25 fee PER DAY. I thought I was paying a little over $200 for the rental, and I paid over $300. For 2 days.

6,0 Okay

Jun 2023

KAYAK
The vehicle could’ve been clean on the outside and cleaner on the inside

1 out of 2

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7,9

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.5

Value for money

7.6

5 locations in Fairfax

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Locations in Fairfax

11180 Fairfax Blvd

+1 703 273 8306

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

3055 Nutley Street

+1 703 280 4646

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

9570 Burke Rd

+1 703 503 7900

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

9854 Fairfax Blvd

+1 703 273 3344

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

9854 Fairfax Blvd

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday12:00 - 15:00

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4,0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The drop off was not easy at all. Was able to pick a time slot to drop off the car at 6pm not knowing the location actually closed at 4pm. Staff did not tell us the procedures for the after hours drop off. My husband went all the way there, then had to come back and we had to call the Enterprise help line to have them tell us how to drop off the car after hours.

Cons:

Communication with staff about drop off procedures especially after hours.

8,0 Very Good

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

I LOVED my rental, an expidition max. Delightful to drive.

Cons:

The car wasn’t ready on time. Securing my rental investment loved a call the day before, to ensure that I did, in fact, want what I’d reserved. And then, when I arrived, on time for my rental, it wasn’t there, it wasn’t in transit, and I had to wait 1.5 hours to be transported to a different location to get a suitable vehicle.

2,0 Poor

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Car was very dirty. Customer service was not good.

9,6 Wonderful

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The car we wanted (4-wheel drive) was available when we arrived for pickup.

Cons:

Car Interior cleaniness

9,2 Wonderful

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

There was a horrible beeping sound anytime another car came near you. I know it's a safety thing to alert the driver but damn I wish I could turn it off. Drove me nuts for a month. If I cant see the 18wheeler rt next to me then I shouldn't be driving in the first place

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Great car, GREAT staff at the enterprise office

1 out of 4

Hertz

5,7

Cleanliness

4.9

Comfort

5.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.4

Value for money

6.4

One location in Fairfax

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Locations in Fairfax

11220 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy

+1 703 646 9384

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00

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6,0 Okay

Dec 2021

KAYAK
The staff were very friendly and accommodating but the car they had for me was way too small and definitely not in the class I rented. Hertz needs to reassess the classification given to cars that have recently gone through “updates.” A 2020 Ford Escape is NOT the same as a 2015 Ford Escape.

2,0 Poor

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Hertz called me 9 hours before I was supposed to pick up my car to tell me they had overbooked by 200 cars and were unable to honor my reservation. There was no attempt by Hertz to resolve the huge problem they had just created for me, I was on my own. Fortunately, their competitor Avis took a same day reservation and provided me with a car that afternoon.

8,0 Very Good

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Vehicle was very dirty inside.

8,0 Very Good

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The vehicle we picked up was bigger than advertised. That was a pleasant surprise.

Cons:

This location is inside a hotel. There was no way of knowing that. There are no signs outside or notes on the website that tell you that.

2,0 Poor

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

We were very upset over our experience with Hertz, and doubt if we will use them again. We booked on line and there was no reference to having to show our passports to get the vehicle. When we arrived to pick it up we were told they wouldn't release the vehicle unless we had our passports. We had our driver's licences with us. When we asked could we return within the hour with the passports, we were told they closed at 12 noon, and there would be no time. So we cancelled our rental and rang the company to explain our predicament, and asked that the cancellation fee be waived, which we hope has taken place. We subsequently booked with Enterprise, who did not need to see our passports. There was nothing on line to indicate with Hertz that we needed to show our passports. This was a very negative experience for us!

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Service Car Cost

Cons:

Nothing

1 out of 3

Avis

5,4

Cleanliness

5.9

Comfort

5.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.2

Value for money

5.4

One location in Fairfax

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Locations in Fairfax

12000 Fair Oaks Mall

+1 703 591 5766

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 15:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Efficient, affordable, pick up very good anti virus precautions

Cons:

Would have preferred if drop off were wearing a mask

2,0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
The car was about broken in highway I was scared

2,0 Poor

Jun 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Absolutely nothing

Cons:

The staff was horrendous. Most importantly, they didn’t have a car for us and didn’t car. Worst car rental experience of my life. How can you rent a car and show up to get it without one being available?

1 out of 1

Free2Move

No score available yet

2 locations in Fairfax

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Locations in Fairfax

2000, Chain Bridge Rd

+1 201 555 5555

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

9610, Fairfax Blvd

+1 703 273 0200

Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00

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58 travellers who hired a car in Fairfax gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.1

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Most popular car type

Intermediate

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