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South Portland car hire information

Pick-up locationSouth Portland
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Hire locations1
Airport locations0

Cheap car hire in South Portland

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in South Portland

  • There are several advantages to renting cheap car rentals in South Portland. Firstly, the city has a limited public transportation system, consisting of only a handful of bus routes. Therefore, renting a car gives you the freedom to move around the city and the wider state at your own pace. Additionally, South Portland is surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes, including Acadia National Park and Mount Katahdin, and South Portland car rentals make it easier to visit these places, which can be difficult to reach via public transport.
  • Portland Airport (PWM) is approximately 5 miles from South Portland and is a convenient place to pick up South Portland car rentals. The rental car companies at Portland Airport are located in the ground transportation area, just outside the baggage claim area. Augusta Airport (AUG) is approximately 57 miles away from South Portland. The rental car companies at Augusta Airport are located in the terminal building, next to the baggage claim area. Portsmouth Pease Airport (PSM) is approximately 60 miles from South Portland. The rental car companies at Portsmouth Pease Airport are also located in the terminal building, just next to the baggage claim area.
  • There are a few important things to keep in mind when driving cheap car rentals in South Portland. Driving in South Portland is generally quite relaxed, with drivers showing respect for traffic laws and norms. While there are a few bad apples on the road, aggressive driving is not common in this city. There are a few bicycle lanes in the city, but there are still plenty of bikers who ride alongside cars on regular roads. It is therefore important to keep an eye out for them and to give them plenty of space. Jaywalking is not a major issue in South Portland, but it is still important to be aware of pedestrians who may suddenly cross the street.
  • South Portland is relatively small compared to larger cities, and the traffic volume is generally manageable. The morning rush hour is usually between 7 am and 9 am, and the evening rush hour is between 4 pm and 6 pm. During these times, the busiest roads are I-295, I-95, Route 1, and Route 9. Winter can also be a difficult time for driving cheap car rentals in South Portland as the city receives a significant amount of snowfall. The city has winter maintenance programs in place to address snow and ice on roads, but it is still important to exercise caution when driving in these conditions.
  • Book your car hire in South Portland at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hire in South Portland are around -27% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in South Portland

  • What is the best car hire company in South Portland?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in South Portland are Alamo (8,6, 62 reviews), and Enterprise Rent-A-Car (8,2, 78 reviews).

  • How much is the price of fuel in South Portland?

    The average price of fuel in South Portland 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 South Portland?

    Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in South Portland.

  • How can I find car hires near me in South Portland?

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

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in South Portland?

    A Mini car hire in South Portland costs R1 880 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in South Portland?

    A Standard car hire in South Portland costs R1 819 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Special car hire cost in South Portland?

    A Special car hire in South Portland costs R1 023 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in South Portland?

    A compact or intermediate car is recommended for driving in South Portland. These vehicles are typically designed for urban driving, with good fuel economy and easy handling. Compact cars are also easier to park in tight spaces, which is important given the narrow streets and limited parking options in some parts of the city. Intermediate cars have a spacious interior and still offer good maneuverability for streets of South Portland.

  • What’s the speed limit in South Portland?

    The speed limit in South Portland varies depending on the type of road and the location. In most residential and downtown areas, the speed limit is 25 mph. In other parts of the city, such as major highways, the speed limit may vary. On I-295, the speed limit is generally between 55 and 65 mph. On Main Street and Broadway, the speed limit is between 30 and 35 mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in South Portland?

    There are several options for parking South Portland car rentals. In general, parking in the downtown area of South Portland can be difficult, and paid parking is often required. The city has several parking garages, including the Ocean Street Parking Garage and the Spring Point Parking Garage. These garages offer both long-term and short-term parking options. There are also several metered parking lots in the downtown area, and street parking is available in certain areas for a fee. The cost of parking in South Portland varies depending on the location and the duration of parking. Metered street parking can cost anywhere from $0.25 to $1.50 per hour.

South Portland car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8,8

Very Good

204 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

9.0

3 locations in South Portland

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Locations in South Portland

1 Marginal Way

+1 207 772 0030

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

1001 Westbrook St

+1 844 996 0644

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
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Friday08:00 - 17:00
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Sunday08:00 - 17:00

434 Western Ave

+1 207 822 9990

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
The staff was so friendly, helpful, and accommodating in Portland, especially the manager. I would definitely recommend renting from them.

2,0 Poor

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

POOR customer service and response time to calls

Cons:

We had a problem because my husband was exposed and contracted Corvid the whole experience was handled as poorly as posible and lewft us with a huge bill when we informed them immediately. We won't be using Enterprise ever again

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Very nice, professional and friendly!

Cons:

Honestly, nothing it was geat!

4,8 Mediocre

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

I got the last car available and the interior had a strong smell of gas for the entire duration of the trip. I had to drive with the windows rolled down and no one from Enterprise answered the phone while trying to connect with them and ask if I could exchange the car during the trip from Portland to Bar Harbor.

Cons:

A real person answering the phone and/or calling me back.

5,6 Fair

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff I saw were nice. THere was no one there when I left with the car, and there was a problem. There was something wrong with the driver's side door, and there was no one to talk with about it. I just left because it was late and I was tired.

Cons:

For $100 per day, give me a car that is perfect. That was way too expensive for a car with a door that sounded like it would break off every time I opened it.

2,0 Poor

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

The vehicle we rented was old and was uncomfortable

1 out of 34

Easirent

4,7

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in South Portland

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Portland International Jetport

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Alamo

No score available yet

One location in South Portland

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1001 Westbrook St

+1 844 370 3979

Monday07:30 - 23:59
Tuesday07:30 - 23:59
Wednesday07:30 - 23:59
Thursday07:30 - 23:59
Friday07:30 - 23:59
Saturday07:30 - 23:59
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10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
They’ve made renting a car simple.

6,0 Okay

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Pickup at PWM unsatisfactory. I asked for local plates. Agent lied about it. I chose not to walk back to the counter to change it out.

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Our car was nicer than we expected. Service was friendly and quick.

2,0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing. I canceled my reservation at the kiosk.

Cons:

I was given 3 cars to try. The first car wouldn’t turn on and was filthy. The second car had brakes that sounded terrible. The third was filthy. The clerk was rude and short with me. She said those 3 terrible cars were my only options. Yes, including a car that wouldn’t start. I canceled my reservation and went with enterprise.

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

staff was unhelpful when i told them the car was missing an ez pass

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff knowledgeable and super friendly. Car clean and new

Cons:

Better lighting in the pickup/drop off area

1 out of 30

Dollar

No score available yet

One location in South Portland

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1001 Westbrook Street

+1 866 434 2226

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was very nice when we went to pick up our car. The car itself was very clean on the inside and out. It was so easy to pick it up and drop it off at the airport.

Cons:

Nothing- great service through dollar rental!

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Nothing, staff in Portland was friendly and responsive when we discovered a problem. I didn't drop off the car, but I'm guessing it went well.

2,0 Poor

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Literally no aspect of this was positive

Cons:

I was told I could cancel, because I couldn’t use my outgoing trip due to a snowstorm. I was not allowed to cancel this trip so I paid around $150 for nothing

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

the guy in Portland was fantastic - very informative and helpful

6,0 Okay

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff at Boston Logan were excellent.

Cons:

The car smelled like stale cigarette smoke and cleaning supplies.

2,0 Poor

Dec 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

I was not informed at the time of reservation that the company requires a credit card, which I do not have. I paid $35 at the time of booking and was no able to recoup that money, could t rent the car and was stranded at the airport!

1 out of 21

Hertz

No score available yet

One location in South Portland

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1001 Westbrook Street

+1 207 774 6391

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
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2,0 Poor

Nov 2023

KAYAK
I used my Apple Credit card. It changed card number every month. You should know that. Hertz personel wanted same card number. I already paid but my card number changed. It took 1 hour. I had to call costumer service and change my credit card number. If you don’t accept Apple Credit card, I could use another card. You didn’t!

2,0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Really poor. Was going to be placed in an EV which is not what I ordered since I was going to a little town with no charging stations. Had to move from a small size SUV to crappy sedan and pay extra $50/ day for it. I’m very unhappy about this reservation all around. Sedan car was horrible, smelled of barf and smoke.

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Received an excellent vehicle. Check in and Check out could not have been smoother.

Cons:

Nothing. This was seamless and efficient.

2,0 Poor

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

“Dealers choice was a Dodge Ram pickup truck, something no one would take going to New York City. I had to pay $60 for a reasonable sedan. It was a straight up scam

5,2 Fair

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

I liked the car

Cons:

The car was very dirty

4,0 Mediocre

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Great upgrade

Cons:

The car was super dirty

1 out of 20

Avis

No score available yet

One location in South Portland

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1001 Westbrook Street

+1 207 874 7500

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
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10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Didn't take forever like other car rentals, I got my car within 5 minutes of arriving!!

8,4 Very Good

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The agent accommodated our change request at the desk efficiently and the upgrade was more than satisfactory.

Cons:

Off hours drop off needs some work. There were no clear instructions or directions as to where to deposit the keys. I dropped them off at the unmanned desk. I never received a notice that the keys were accounted for.

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was very helpful and attentive.

3,6 Poor

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

I rented the car on Kayak for $135. When it was all said and done, it was $298. Nickel and diming you is not ok.

Cons:

Charge what we originally ordered!

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

the computer automatically includes a partial fuel charge and the gentleman that checked in the vehicle had me go inside ant the customer relations person promptly removed that charge.. To me the tis caring about your customers.

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Great value and car. Very convinent location at the airport

1 out of 12

National

No score available yet

One location in South Portland

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1001 Westbrook St

+1 844 370 3978

Monday07:30 - 23:59
Tuesday07:30 - 23:59
Wednesday07:30 - 23:59
Thursday07:30 - 23:59
Friday07:30 - 23:59
Saturday07:30 - 23:59
Sunday07:30 - 23:59

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2,0 Poor

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was great

Cons:

The vehicle smelled like smoke.

6,8 Okay

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off easy. Staff super helpful.

Cons:

Rental was a Jeep Grand Cherokee. We traveled in Maine over unfamiliar roads GPS often wrong, particularly in Portland Jetport. Often made last minutes changes in turn directions causing us to miss numerous turns and causing way too much backtracking.

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything

Cons:

No complaints

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Van with price as promised

Cons:

Everything fine

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly and Professional

2,0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
In spite of Kayak or Hotwire sending me a reservation number when I got to the Portland airport National could not find my reservation and would not rent me a car. I have already sent a blistering email to one of you sucky third parties about this awful experience and I am astonished you keep asking me about it. Truly one of the WORST experiences I have ever had while traveling. Do not contact me again for any reason!!!!!

1 out of 3

Free2Move

No score available yet

One location in South Portland

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Transportation Center, 100 Thompson's Point Road

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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1001 Westbrook St, Portland, , USA Maine

+1 914 368 0091

Monday00:00 - 00:00
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710 travellers who hired a car in South Portland gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.7

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Mini

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