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Gaithersburg car hire information

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Hire locations9
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Gaithersburg

  • Gaithersburg has risen from a railroad stop to a city with more than 20 parks. Other attractions in the town are the Meadowside Nature Center, the Agricultural History Farm Park, and Lake Needwood, which is a perfect destination for kayaking or canoeing. A car rental in Gaithersburg is the best way to explore these attractions. Additionally, with a car rental, you can drive to Washington DC or Baltimore, only 45min from the city.
  • Since the distance from Gaithersburg to Canada is reasonable, you may be thinking of crossing the border with your rented car from the cheap car rentals in Gaithersburg to some of your dream destinations in Canada. If so, kindly note that a majority of Gaithersburg car rentals, including Enterprise, Dollar, and Budget, may allow you to drive across the border to Canada. However, before embarking on your cross-border journey to Canada, you should confirm with your agency and be directed on the documents you need, including a non-resident insurance agreement, a valid passport, and an up-to-date visa.
  • Flying to Gaithersburg could mean landing at Dulles International Airport, around 19 miles away. Travelers can pick up a car rental in Gaithersburg at the airport's car rental facility. The rental car companies provide free shuttle buses to ferry customers to and from the terminal to the rental car facility. The shuttles are at Curb 2C or 2D at the terminal baggage claim level exit. Since some rental companies share shuttle buses, look for your brand before you board the bus.
  • When renting your car from the cheap car rentals in Gaithersburg for your movement flexibility and convenience, please review the city’s current road laws and norms. For instance, if you are using your Gaithersburg car rentals with your kids under 4, you will be expected to ensure their safety by issuing them a rear-facing seat or a forward-facing booster seat. All kids above 8 but under 13 should use the back seats, while all travelers using the front car seats must wear a seat belt throughout the journey. When you turn your windshield wipers on, probably when it is raining, ensure your lights are also turned on.
  • Gaithersburg is one of the cities in the country which receive a lot of snow. On average, the US gets 38 inches of rain and 28 inches of snow in a year. Gaithersburg receives 42 inches of rain and 21 inches of snow each year. During winter, drivers are encouraged to be careful while driving due to such weather conditions.
  • To rent your car from any of the cheap car rentals in Gaithersburg, you must have gained at least 21 years. Most Gaithersburg car rentals, including Dollar, Enterprise, and Avis, will, however, limit the type and classes of cars you can access as a young renter under 25. In addition to limiting the types of cars available, these cheap car rentals in Gaithersburg will also require you to sign their young driver’s policy. In this policy, you will be required to pay a daily young driver’s surcharge. The daily young driver’s surcharge is usually paid at the car rental counter before you could pick up your car’s keys.
  • Gaithersburg can get congested during rush hour and sometimes even past rush hour. The busiest times are between 5 am and 6 am when people are driving to work and between 5 pm and 6 pm when people go home. In some places like Germantown, the shopping area is always booming regardless of the time. Traffic on Fridays usually is less than on other work days.
  • Book your car hire in Gaithersburg at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hire in Gaithersburg are around 52% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Gaithersburg

  • How much is the price of fuel in Gaithersburg?

    The average price of fuel in Gaithersburg is R73,33 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R880 and R1 173, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Gaithersburg?

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

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Dulles Intl airport (IAD)?

    The only car hire company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Dulles Intl airport to off-airport locations is Thrifty.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Reagan-National airport (DCA)?

    The only car hire company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Reagan-National airport to off-airport locations is Thrifty.

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

    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 Gaithersburg?

    An Intermediate car hire in Gaithersburg costs R654 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Special car hire cost in Gaithersburg?

    A Special car hire in Gaithersburg costs R1 001 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Gaithersburg?

    A Standard car hire in Gaithersburg costs R3 525 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for Gaithersburg?

    Choosing a Gaithersburg car rental is determined by the kind of activities you want to do. If you're looking for an outdoor experience like going off-road to Lake Redwood, an SUV is the best choice. Additionally, an SUV or van is ideal for large families because it offers enough space. Alternatively, a smaller car like a mini would be a perfect choice if you travel alone or for shorter distances. Lastly, if you want to be a little extra, you can go for a luxury car like a convertible and cruise through Gaithersburg as the cold breeze blows your face.

  • Can I rent an electric car in Gaithersburg?

    With the availability of more 7 car rentals, among them, Enterprise, Hertz, and Dollar offering electric cars, and about 33 EV charging stations distributed outside malls, public parking lots, and gas stations in different locations, you should find it easy to rent an electric car in Gaithersburg.

  • What is the speed limit in Gaithersburg?

    In part of the larger Montgomery County, Gaithersburg has cameras in residential and school zones with speed limits of 35 mph or less. Speed cameras are in Diamond and Marquis Drives, South Frederick, North Summit and Christopher Avenues, Quince Orchard Boulevard and Road, Watkins Mill, West Deer Park, and Clopper Roads, and Girard Street. Some areas in Gaithersburg have speed traps, for example, at the Firstfield RD intersection and 500 Block S Fredrick Avenue. Avoid accelerating when driving in this area to try and catch the green light. When going in the city, look for signage because speed limits vary in different regions.

  • Which documents will I need to rent a car in Gaithersburg as an international traveler?

    Other than the payment documents, such as a debit, credit, and printed payment voucher, you will also need your home country’s driver’s license (if it is in the Latin alphabet) or an international driver’s license and a valid visa or passport.

  • Where is the best place to park in Gaithersburg?

    Any person interested in a car rental in Gaithersburg is concerned about the availability of parking spots. The city has a parking garage with 726 spaces in Olde Towne, where drivers will find free and convenient parking. The garage restricts parking in signed and time-restricted lots to free surface parking for short visitor parking or customer parking. Additionally, the garage allows day-long parking only, and overnight parking is prohibited. You can only park in the unreserved spaces. You can also park in other locations, including Fire Museum Lot, Fishman Lot, and Lot off North Summit.

Gaithersburg car rental reviews and directory

Avis

9,1

Wonderful

6 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

8.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.3

Value for money

9.3

One location in Gaithersburg

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Locations in Gaithersburg

870 Muddy Branch Road

+1 240 683 8954

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00

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8,0 Very Good

Sep 2023

KAYAK
We booked a Rav 4 or similar but got a KIa Sportage which was very uncomfortable for long journeys. We wished we had booked a cheaper car and then seen what was available and upgraded as even though the Kia may be in the same group it was not an equivalent car in my opinion.

8,8 Very Good

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was painless.

Cons:

Pick up the staff was working single handed. Dealing with a complaint from the family in front of us and while we waited the line grew pretty heavily. They need more staff there.

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Great experience all around!

8,0 Very Good

Apr 2023

KAYAK
Staff was friendly and prompt

1 out of 2

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8,0

Very Good

9 reviews

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

3 locations in Gaithersburg

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Locations in Gaithersburg

16127 Shady Grove Rd

+1 301 208 7315

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

446 N Frederick Ave

+1 301 330 7712

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

7650 Airpark Rd

+1 301 948 8188

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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2,0 Poor

May 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

They didn’t let me rent the car because I have an out of state license... which has never been an issue before

6,4 Okay

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Good sized car, easy to drive.

Cons:

1) The van had a window that would not fully close - making it very noisy on the highway 2) The agent at the rental office did not offer us a GPS - we assumed that it came with the car, but we found out later that it did not 3) The extra driver rates are very high - especially for 23 year olds. Given that we are covering all of the insurance risk, why have these high rates at all? 4) The fact that Enterprise offices are not open on Sundays is a BIG inconvenience - made worse by having the Enterprise airport offices (which ARE open on Sundays) not linked to the same computer system as the non-airport Enterprises offices. We were not able to add a driver to our contract on the way home (which was on a Sunday).

9,6 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I used Kayak to find the car we needed and then dealt directly with my local Enterprise facility to finalize things. This worked perfectly. We got a beautiful new car for our weekend trip. This could not have gone any smoother. All 5 of us were completely comfortable.

2,0 Poor

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

I wasn't able to actually rent my reserved car from Enterprise because they have a policy that doesn't appear anywhere in the reservation process that only holders of an in-state driver's license can rent a car using a debit card. Are they not aware that many people who rent cars are doing so in a state they don't live in?

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2022

KAYAK
Micah at Enterprise was beyond great

1 out of 2

NextCar

7,3

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

7.3

2 locations in Gaithersburg

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Locations in Gaithersburg

18707 North Frederick Avenue

+1 240 632 2800

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

951 Frederick Road

+1 301 816 6060

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

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8,0 Very Good

Sep 2023

KAYAK
The car wasn't very clean, there were still rental papers from previous renters. Seats had stains from I assume spilled liquids and floor mats were removed.

2,0 Poor

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

NextCar would not rent me a car because 1) Swiss drivers licenses have no expiration date, and 2) they would not accept Allianz rental insurance which I reserved from your site.

2,0 Poor

Jun 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy to make the reservation. Very competitive rate through 3rd party service providers.

Cons:

Impossible to cancel and extremely complicated process if we are to cancel the reservation at the 11th hour. Also kayak doesn’t provide us customers with a contact number where we customers can make last minute changes. So customers have to be very vigilant about this hidden fallacy of katak. Also it seems kayak has no idea if the service was delivered or not? Pretty sad kayak management.

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

We got a brand new minivan with only 30 miles on it! And a Japanese car too rather than a typical American rental car!

Cons:

Kayak sold an insurance policy (Allianz) which wasn't acceptable to NextCar. This was really really bad of Kayak. It created delays for every person waiting in line to get a car and delayed the rental process by atleast 45 mins. Canceling that policy. Calling my regular insurance policy and adding another policy. It was too problematic.

4,4 Mediocre

Dec 2015

KAYAK

Cons:

Our original quoted price was $200 but when we went to pick up the vehicle, we were told we had to have complete collision coverage or they wouldn't let us take the vehicle off the lot. That ended up being an extra $27.00/day increasing the cost to $270. Then we were quoted as having to return the car at 3 pm but were told that because that location had decided to close on the day of our return, we would need to take it to a separate location and return it by 1. I spoke with the manager who was complete rude and unprofessional however she said we could return the vehicle by 3 pm as quoted however went at length to lecture me that if I was one minute late returning the vehicle she could check the security cameras with the time stamp I wrote on the return slip and if I tried to lie about it they'd charge me for a four day rental fee. Mind you, all I asked was that I return the car at the time I was quoted at and she treated me like I was a criminal. When I got the vehicle there was less than half a tank in it and the car was filthy.

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2015

KAYAK

Pros:

Great vehicle. Great rate.

1 out of 3

Hertz

6,3

Cleanliness

6.3

Comfort

6.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.3

Value for money

6.3

2 locations in Gaithersburg

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620 Perry Parkway

+1 301 963 6275

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00

8031 Snouffer School Road

+1 301 329 0850

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00

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2,0 Poor

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

I went to pick up my car and was told that because I didn’t order the rental through them they couldn’t make any promises to getting me into a car. Then they told me they were completely booked out of cars. There hasn’t been any communication that my reservation wouldn’t be able to be fulfilled so I didn’t even have the chance to line up a booking elsewhere.

10,0 Wonderful

May 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

I received excellent service, Mike and Brian were great, the car was ready when they said it would be, both were very helpful, The car was very comfortable, got a better price online than the original quote, I really appreciated the professionalism, which made my experience there less stressful

10,0 Wonderful

May 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Fast to receive and drop off car; great service at The desk as well.

9,6 Wonderful

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Michael was very helpful

Cons:

The store was difficult to find. I didn't realize it was in the hotel.

2,0 Poor

May 2023

KAYAK
Had us pick up Vehicle at 12, store closed at 12. No one was there. Store close for the weekend. Other rental company at least close at 2 pm.

1 out of 2

Budget

5,6

Cleanliness

6.4

Comfort

6.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.8

Value for money

5.2

One location in Gaithersburg

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Locations in Gaithersburg

870 Muddy Branch Road

+1 240 683 3614

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00

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2,0 Poor

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

After I reserved the truck for $100 for 3 days, which was a special offer, I was called 3 days prior to my trip that the vehicle would not be available, nor was any vehicle available. I rented a truck from U-Haul.

Cons:

Stand behind your offers!!

6,0 Okay

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very helpful and tried to remedy the situation.

Cons:

Car was not ready per reservation! I had a compact car reserved at 1200. Staff said that wasn’t available, I could wait for a compact (previous customer had waited more than an hour) or take an SUV. Neither was acceptable to me. I needed the better gas mileage, and could not wait. Which is why I reserved what I did, and when. Staff offered me a Prius at an additional cost. He was only able to discount it so much. He wasn’t empowered to do more, so I took it, with intent to request reimbursement for the additional cost. The total was $89.08, versus the reserved price of $64.55. I’d like to request a reimbursement of the difference of $24.53. Pending the outcome of this situation will influence my future use of kayak car rentals and budget. Thank you.

8,4 Very Good

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was good enough for what I needed (a short-term rental while my regular one was being repaired). They didn't have the exact type I wanted so I had to get a sedan instead but it worked fine.

Cons:

The air pressure in the tires was low so I had to wait a little longer before driving off with the car. This facility is no-frills but the employees I've met are friendly and easy to work with. However, they could use more help at this office to avoid long lines of people waiting for service. One person per shift is not enough on weekends.

6,0 Okay

Jun 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Low rates

Cons:

Had to wait for an hour for pick up Car

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

The time at reception is too much as there is only one person doing everything

2,0 Poor

May 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Waited for over an hour to get the service. The car booked was not available, gave us an upgraded car at much higher price and they also slipped in unwanted charges in the final bill, which we did not notice. We were told to come the next day and get the actual car booked, when we went to pick up the car they were again not available. Will never ever go to budget to rent a car.

1 out of 3

Eagle Rent A Car

No score available yet

One location in Gaithersburg

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Locations in Gaithersburg

7830 Airpark Road

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57 travellers who hired a car in Gaithersburg gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.3

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Most popular car type

Intermediate

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