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Germantown car hire information

Pick-up locationGermantown
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Hire locations1
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Germantown

  • A rental car gives you unlimited mobility and full control over your schedule. It makes it easier to go from one place to another without waiting for a taxi or a bus. With car rentals in Germantown, you can go from one destination to the next with minimal delay. You can visit the Lancaster County Dutch Market and later check out the Germantown Town Center Urban Park.
  • There are two ways to get to Germantown. The first is to fly to Dulles International airport. You can take a courtesy shuttle from the arrival terminal to the car parking lot. The lot is about 5 minutes from the main terminal, and you can pick from various Germantown car rentals. The second alternative is to fly to Reagan National Airport. The parking lot for Regan Airport is accessible on Parking 1 on the first floor. You have to be at least 21 to rent a car in Germantown.
  • The state of traffic in Germantown is light in the early mornings and gets intense between 6.30 am, and 9 am. At this time, people are on their way to work while students are on their way to school. It gets lighter as the day continues. It builds up again around 3.30 pm and gets intense until about 8 pm. It is best to avoid the roads at these times for easy driving to your intended destination.
  • There are a lot of public parks and schools in Germantown, resulting in heavy foot traffic. Pedestrians increase mostly in the afternoon and on weekends. Cyclists are common on urban roads. If you intended to drive, it is best to keep an eye on the speed limit and the other road users to avoid accidents.
  • Book your car hire in Germantown at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate hire cars in Germantown are around 70% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Germantown

  • How much is the price of fuel in Germantown?

    The average price of fuel in Germantown is R70,65 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R848 and R1 130, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Germantown?

    Intermediate (Mazda Mazda3 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Germantown.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Dulles Intl airport (IAD)?

    The only car hire company onsite at Dulles Intl airport is Hertz.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Reagan-National airport (DCA)?

    The only car hire company onsite at Reagan-National airport is Hertz.

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

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Dulles Intl airport to off-airport locations include Dollar, Hertz and Thrifty.

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

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Reagan-National airport to off-airport locations include Dollar, Hertz and Thrifty.

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

    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 Germantown?

    An Intermediate car hire in Germantown costs R456 per day, on average.

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

    An Economy car hire in Germantown costs R514 per day, on average.

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

    A Compact car hire in Germantown costs R557 per day, on average.

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

    There are several car rentals in Germantown available, and the choice of car depends on the intended use as the roads in the region are well maintained. If you travel solo, a compact or economy car should be useful for getting you around. If you are traveling with family or friends, it is best to rent a minivan or SUV to accommodate the people and their luggage. If you are in town for outdoor activities, a pickup truck should be useful to carry any gear you may have with you or intend to buy. You may need to request advice from your rental company if you visit the region during winter to ensure that you get the best car to suit you when driving on and off the roads.

  • What’s the speed limit in Germantown?

    The speed limit on all minor streets in Germantown is 25 mph. It drops to 15 mph in alleys. On the highways, it is 30 mph. The interstate highway enforces the speed limit at 70 mph. The speed on divided highways in a residential district is 35 mph. It is best to observe these limits are traffic offences are heavily punished by the state and local governments. There are signs on all roads where the speed limit differs from these general ones, so one should always be on the lookout to avoid breaking the law out of ignorance.

  • Where are the best places to park in Germantown?

    Being a busy town, Germantown has invested in good parking areas to sustain its influx of visitors and locals. While driving car rentals in Germantown, you can find various parking spots in town with elaborate signs directing you to the right locations. You can find parking on Maternity Hill Rd or Walter Johnson Rd on Germantown Rd. Private and public parking is available, with most restaurants and destination locations offering free or paid parking. 

Germantown car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

10,0

Wonderful

7 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Germantown

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Locations in Germantown

19801 Frederick Rd

+1 301 515 4200

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff were very friendly and helpful

9,2 Wonderful

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Loved the vehicle, which was a 2018 VW Atlas SE V6 with 4Motion. Was supposed to be a minivan (Dodge Grand Caravan, ugh), but lucky for us, the minivan hadn't been cleaned, so they offered us the Atlas (a premium 3-row SUV) or a Chevy Suburban (even bigger) for the same price. I took the Atlas since I've been considering buying one, and a 3-day test drive sounded perfect! The vehicle was very clean, very spacious, and except for my wife, who has back problems, was very comfortable.

Cons:

The check-in and pick-up process was a bit disorganized, but overall everything went pretty well. Parking the vehicle upon return was tough, as there were cars lining the driveway and finding someplace to park the Atlas (not a small vehicle) proved challenging. Luckily, I found a spot that wasn't blocking anything (too much).

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

Jul 2023

KAYAK
Car was as advertised and the people were knowledgeable and easy to work with.

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2023

KAYAK
All the car features worked as advertised.. Personnel was very helpful.

1 out of 2

Hertz

No score available yet

3 locations in Germantown

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Locations in Germantown

408 N. Frederick

+1 301 926 1132

Opening times not available

620 Perry Parkway

+1 301 963 6275

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

8031 Snouffer School Road

+1 301 329 0850

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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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

NextCar

No score available yet

2 locations in Germantown

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18707 North Frederick Avenue

+1 240 632 2800

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30

951 Frederick Road

+1 301 816 6060

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30

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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

Avis

No score available yet

One location in Germantown

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Locations in Germantown

870 Muddy Branch Road

+1 240 683 8954

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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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

Budget

No score available yet

One location in Germantown

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Locations in Germantown

870 Muddy Branch Road

+1 240 683 3614

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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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 Germantown

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Locations in Germantown

7830 Airpark Road

Opening times not available

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55 travellers who hired a car in Germantown gave the car agency they used an average rating of 10.0

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Most popular car type

Intermediate

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