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Sterling car hire information

Pick-up location Sterling
Hire locations 18
Airport locations 13

Sterling car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8,5 Excellent (63 reviews)
1 location in Sterling
Alamo
Locations in Sterling
23430 Autopilot Dr
+1 844 648 1605
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
  • 8.3
  • 8.8
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
6,8 Good
Sep 6 2016
Cons: I would like to know the price of the whole rental with insurance etc. in advance
6,8 Good
Jan 4 2020
Cons: I extended my stay for 4 days and was hounded by emails from Alamo even though they billed my card immediately for the additional days. Very poor handling from their management.
10,0 Excellent
Jul 8 2016
Pros: The price and the service was excellent. When I arrived they did not have the car I rented and I was upgraded for free... awesome service
Cons: The kiosk was a little hard to use
9,6 Excellent
Jul 15 2016
Great rental experience!
Pros: There were several cars to choose from in my rental category. I, of course, chose one that did not smell like smoke. I do like the fact that you can walk out, check out several cars, and then choose the car that suits you the best. Also, the return process was quick and painless. AND it was a great price. I will definitely rent from Alamo again.
Cons: The fact that the car rental facilities are so far from the terminal. But they all are, so Alamo is no different than the rest.
10,0 Excellent
Jul 22 2016
Super convenient!
Pros: Used the electronic counters at the airport, it printed my receipt, went and got into my car and left. Super convenient!
8,4 Excellent
Jul 24 2016
Pros: Drop-off staff were professional and courteous and helpful as well as responsive to our conversation.
Cons: Car Smelled like smoke when picked up.
7,2 Good
Sep 6 2016
car great--service could be nicer
Pros: The car was fine. They were out of economy cars so just told us to pick a mid-size one, and we had no problems with the car at all.
Cons: I bought the insurance offered by Kayak, which I told the clerk when he tried to sell me insurance, He was belligerent about it, saying they don't accept internet insurance (said with a sneer). He made it sound like I had bought the insurance on the street, from a dope peddler. He also quoted me a higher price than I was quoted on Kayak and when I showed him the paper he said that the price he quoted was for four days, not three. We did get the car back in time to get the three-day price, so I don't think I was overcharged. But he was very dismissive about our reservation. I asked him why they rent their cars through Kayak if they don't want to honor what's offered there. VERY RUDE.
10,0 Excellent
Sep 18 2016
Pros: New fuel efficient vehicle with a complete technology package.
10,0 Excellent
Oct 3 2016
Fantastic
Pros: We got an amazing deal in a minivan that allowed us the freedom to drive extended family around on a family wedding weekend.
10,0 Excellent
Oct 23 2016
Pros: The entire experience
Cons: Nothing
Rated no. 2
Thrifty
thrifty
7,1 Good (60 reviews)
1 location in Sterling
Thrifty
Locations in Sterling
23540 Autopilot Drive
+1 877 283 0898
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
  • 6.9
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 6.7
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
10,0 Excellent
Jul 12 2018
Pros: Short line to pick up, got to pick my own car, car was great overall.
7,2 Good
Jul 19 2018
Pros: Staff was friendly, drop off was quick and easy Good value for what I paid.
Cons: Pick up took a LONG time - at least 20 minutes. Several of the cars I had to choose from smelled strongly of cigarette smoke before I found one that was relatively smell-free. It still wasn't as clean as I would have hoped. Interior windows hadn't been cleaned lately and someone had spilled coffee on the steering wheel without cleaning it up.
7,6 Good
Sep 6 2018
Good car, but issues related to flight delay
Pros: Good SUV, comfortable with great features. Check in and check out were easy and quick.
Cons: Unfortunately, our flight was delayed 24 hours so we had to "re-book" at a higher price. This did not seem necessary, and we should have at least been honored our original booking price, since we had one less day on our rental.
10,0 Excellent
Sep 12 2018
Pros: The car was clean and in excellent condition.
Cons: Get charged $25 for early return (1 day)
5,2 Okay
Nov 27 2018
False Advertising
Pros: The people here were great. No knock on the staff at all. The car I eventually got was clean and problem-free.
Cons: I specifically rented a standard SUV as opposed to a mid-size SUV. However, despite advertising both options, Thrifty apparently doesn't differentiate between the two. So I had to pay more to upgrade to a full-size SUV because I needed the space.
4,8 Okay
Jan 26 2019
Pros: Check in was quick.
Cons: Damage was noted during the pre-inspection process and paperwork filled out. Company contacted me later after drop off that I had damaged the car. I have my copy Of the paperwork and a video I took of the damage before I left the lot. They are now looking into it.
10,0 Excellent
Mar 3 2019
Pros: I would like to compliment Topnath, who receive my vehicle at Dulles international airport on February 24, 2019. He was friendly, courteous, and very efficient. Please pass along my compliments to him.
Cons: Everything was good
3,6 Mediocre
Jun 24 2020
Cons: The car smelled like cigarettes- just awful. I didn’t notice until I was leaving the lot & really didn’t want to stand in the long line again to get another one. Customer service was pretty bad.
3,6 Mediocre
Oct 25 2016
Cons: They probably charged my 5x my online rate with all the extras they added on. Service was slow and had to renegotiate everything I wanted twice.
10,0 Excellent
Apr 4 2017
Pros: The complimentary shuttle was very nice
Cons: N/A
Rated no. 3
Dollar
dollar
6,6 Good (94 reviews)
1 location in Sterling
Dollar
Locations in Sterling
23540 Autopilot Drive
+1 866 434 2226
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
  • 6.3
  • 7.0
  • 6.9
  • 6.3
  • 6.4
Recent reviews
10,0 Excellent
Oct 17 2016
It was a breeze
Pros: I rented a car from Dollar Rental for 34 days and I traded the cars 2 different times with no fuss, no muss, no problems! I only traded them in because the Altima was called in for servicing. The replacement was a Hyundai Sonata, which burned more gas. Then I traded that once for Sentra, which was great! Becky, who handled my interstate drop-off was phenomenal! She saved me money and was so welcoming. I return to Virginia in December and will definitely be using Dollar again!
Cons: Nothing!
4,0 Okay
Mar 1 2017
Dirty car
Cons: Dollar needs to clean its cars before renting them out
6,0 Good
Mar 5 2017
Pros: Good trunk space
Cons: Car was dirty, seats were dirty and crumby. No automatic locks or door clicker. The insurance I bought when I rented apparently didn't include liability and I got guilted at the counter. Will not rent from dollar again
8,0 Excellent
Mar 17 2017
Good price for pick up and drop off in different p
Pros: Price was good and ease of picking up was helpful
Cons: Agent told us there would be an extra charge for spouse to drive. We expressed surprise and ruminat d as to the best way to proceed. After having almost fully completed the booking, he happen to mention to drive if either party or club. Surprise surprise we are both members of the club. It would have been helpful for him to mention this at the very beginning. Problem solved
4,8 Okay
May 12 2017
Cons: The agent at the desk tried to overcharge me, relative to what was quoted on line. He then pretended it might be due to different pick up or drop off times, but I was there exactly when I said I would be, so there was no basis for this. He also tried to get me to take insurance and the transponder. I declined but he persisted and he told me that I would need the transponder when I told him where i was going. However, it was quite clear that I would not need to pay any tolls, so he was lying.
2,0 Mediocre
Dec 1 2017
Drivers license and credit card has to be under the same name
Pros: Nothing
Cons: This is the first time this happens to me
10,0 Excellent
Apr 22 2018
Excellent experience on thurs April 18th
Pros: There were two gentlemen working when I arrived at 6:15pm. I had a “managers choice” Rental and was delighted to receive a black Nissan Altima. Everything went smoothly and they had me out the door quickly. He was professional, pleasant, and helpful.
6,0 Good
Aug 11 2018
Pros: Car was clean
Cons: Daily charge for my wife to drive Less than friendly service.
4,0 Okay
Oct 18 2015
MJS
Cons: Horrible wait time at rental office. There were only 2 employees working at the desk. When we arrived there were 20 people ahead of us. We were in line for over 1 hour. It was a very unpleasant experience.
5,6 Okay
Oct 19 2015
1+ hour wait for pick up, the counter was zero val
Pros: The two workers behind the counter were very slow and did nothing a well integrated IT system couldn't do. They caused a 1+ hour line to form and were very little help to the customers.
Rated no. 4
Budget
6,5 Good (73 reviews)
2 locations in Sterling
Budget
Locations in Sterling
20990 Dulles Town Circle
+1 703 430 1408
Monday10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday10:00 - 17:00
Thursday10:00 - 17:00
Friday10:00 - 17:00
Saturday10:00 - 17:00
Sunday
23360 Autopilot Drive
+1 703 437 9559
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
  • 5.9
  • 6.9
  • 7.1
  • 6.1
  • 6.4
Recent reviews
6,8 Good
Feb 29 2016
Cons: The service at IAD, low quality
2,8 Mediocre
Jun 5 2016
Never.Ever.Again.
Pros: Having a rental car.
Cons: Everything else. Dirty car, long waits at the counter, poor service. Spend the extra dough and go with a real rental agency.
4,0 Okay
Aug 7 2017
Never IAD BUDGET!
Pros: Returning car and renting from Alamo next door.
Cons: Staff trying to sell insurance without being able to get rental agreement properly completed.
6,0 Good
Aug 13 2017
Cons: Upon arrival, it took over 30 minutes to check out the car. Dulles Airport staff had no urgency to move people along, so a long line developed. Also, the windshield was streaked and dirty, making it hard to see the road. I will never rent from this location again.
9,6 Excellent
Sep 9 2017
Excellent service
Cons: Nothing
3,6 Mediocre
Nov 17 2017
Pros: Agent did her best under poor conditions.
Cons: Only one agent around midnight with about 8 people trying to check in after a flight. Agent had to pull around cars and work the counter even though everyone had reservations. Poor planning. Waited almost an hour and then the car wouldn't start. Ended up going back to the airport to get an Uber which turned out to be cheaper for my one way trip.
8,0 Excellent
Apr 5 2018
overal good
Pros: nice car
Cons: the pick up and drop off could have been a little nicer.
7,6 Good
May 18 2018
Pros: Dropped off only
9,6 Excellent
Aug 19 2018
Budget at Washington Dulles is efficient.
Pros: Drop off & shuttle service to Washington Dulles was smooth, fast & efficient. Our Chrysler Pacifica 7 seater was a really good car & we were very happy with it. Drop off staff efficient & friendly.
8,0 Excellent
Apr 10 2019
Pros: Easy drop off
Cons: Very slow getting to the off airport location. Exit booth attendant was not very friendly. Vehicle transmission seemed to slip every now and then. Vehicle had a lot of body damage, but it was clearly marked.
Rated no. 5
Enterprise
7,4 Good (28 reviews)
3 locations in Sterling
Enterprise
Locations in Sterling
202 Lane Ct
+1 703 464 3391
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
23430 Autopilot Dr
+1 844 648 1602
Monday05:00 - 23:59
Tuesday05:00 - 23:59
Wednesday05:00 - 23:59
Thursday05:00 - 23:59
Friday05:00 - 23:59
Saturday05:00 - 23:59
Sunday05:00 - 23:59
45664 Woodland Rd
+1 703 444 6360
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00
  • 7.3
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
6,4 Good
Aug 23 2016
Cons: Long wait for pickup
2,0 Mediocre
Feb 16 2017
Everything was great but the return
Pros: Arrival was nice with friendly staff.
Cons: They told me when I rented the vehicle if I saw any damage. I pointed out the front bumper and they said that is normal wear and tear. When I returned the vehicle the lady hasseled me about the damage to the bumper. I told her what the previous day's representative said and she advised me that was incorrect. She began to hound me for my insurance information. When I asked why she stayed she was going to file a claim. I told her good luck bc the damage is almost underneath the vehicle and the insurance will call it a hazard of the roadway. I told her I purchased the additional insurance anyway. I felt like I had done something wrong and I put fewer than 20 miles on the vehicle. I was only in town for one night to attend a funeral. I will not be renting through Enterprise again. They're already not the cheapest.
8,0 Excellent
Mar 17 2017
Short term rental Dulles to Norfolk
Pros: Great customer service and quick, efficient rental process. Facility was clean and staff was very friendly and professional. Vehicle was new (~2000 miles) and in excellent shape.
Cons: Rated 1-star due to value for money. Rented this vehicle (minivan) for one day to drive to Norfolk and paid over $100 more than a vehicle of a higher class (intermediate SUV) that I had rented for a week in San Diego. The dropoff at an alternate location fee was $75, which I get, but the actual rental fee was excessive. In a pinch to get to Norfolk to meet an international flight due to weather cancellations so I didn't have many options.
2,0 Mediocre
Sep 11 2018
Cons: Called ahead when I lost my licence and asked if a temporary licence and passpot would work. After getting assurance on the phone, when I arrived they would not accept it. Had to purchase a last minute $250 flight to get to my destination and use uber there.
8,4 Excellent
Sep 17 2016
Pros: Everything was quick and easy, once I created the reservation via Kayak. I was in line at Enterprise to rent a car due to my car being in the shop. I was unable to rent a car unless I made a reservation. So, I walked away to get cell signal, and then after using the app, I was able to book a reservation quickly and easily. I then walked back and the customer service was perfect.
Cons: I couldn't rent a car until I made a reservation online... I was able to within 5 minutes, but why did I have to walk away to do that? The cars existed and were available, or I wouldn't have been able to make the reservation.
10,0 Excellent
Oct 23 2016
Pros: Ease of transaction.
4,4 Okay
Nov 27 2016
Drop off was a disaster
Pros: Car was ok
Cons: The drop off place was closed, I had to spend long time to find someone who can talk to me, the phone I got from you didn't work, office has moved to another place and due to Thanks Giving was closed in Spite of the fact you said it is open. I didn't have time to spare so I parked in the parking garage and left the key, I would appreciate some compensation for the loss of time and troubles returning the car Amit
9,6 Excellent
Dec 3 2016
Pros: Great car for cost
Cons: There was only one person to accept returns at 1500 on a Friday. He was doing his best while others where inside doing ?
10,0 Excellent
Dec 15 2016
Pros: I liked the Pickup/Dropoff
10,0 Excellent
Jan 8 2017
Pros: Very good experience.
Rated no. 6
National
national
7,2 Good (1 review)
1 location in Sterling
National
Locations in Sterling
23430 Autopilot Dr
+1 844 648 1604
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
  • 6.0
  • 4.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 6.0
Recent reviews
7,2 Good
Aug 28 2016
Not your usual national rental.
Pros: Car comfort was good with good features.
Cons: Car was not thoughourily cleaned inside. Some misc wrappers,trash and someone's iPad case was left in my car rental. My biggest beaf with all national rental in Dulles is their car wash leave the car looking unclean. Either it uses way too much soap or the rinse doesn't work. must say this my first tainted experience with national.
Rated no. 7
Avis
6,8 Good (28 reviews)
2 locations in Sterling
Avis
Locations in Sterling
20990 Dulles Town Circle
+1 703 421 1974
Monday10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday10:00 - 16:00
Thursday10:00 - 16:00
Friday10:00 - 16:00
Saturday10:00 - 14:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
23330 Autopilot Drive
+1 703 260 5631
Monday05:00 - 23:59
Tuesday05:00 - 23:59
Wednesday05:00 - 23:59
Thursday05:00 - 23:59
Friday05:00 - 23:59
Saturday05:00 - 23:59
Sunday05:00 - 23:59
  • 6.6
  • 7.0
  • 7.4
  • 6.2
  • 7.0
Recent reviews
4,0 Okay
Oct 21 2015
Cons: The car was not clean or modern. I have always booked with Avis and never been dissatisfied with the car. This was awful and really turned me off using Avis again. When I have to drive I want to have a nice new car.
8,0 Excellent
Oct 21 2015
Pros: Drop off was smooth and easy. Didn't have any other interactions there.
6,0 Good
Oct 9 2017
Cons: The office was SEVERELY understaffed when I arrived to pick up my car. I would advise against renting here if you are on even a remotely tight schedule.
10,0 Excellent
Aug 12 2018
Pros: Would highly recommend based on my above experience.
2,0 Mediocre
Oct 12 2018
Cons: They tried to additional gas charge without any explanation or notice when I returned car. I was so embarrassed their sneaky behavior
6,0 Good
Jul 28 2019
Pros: Easy drop off
Cons: Pick Up: Would be nice if staff spoke proper English
3,2 Mediocre
Nov 30 2015
Cons: Terrible customer service terrible selection of cars
4,0 Okay
Jul 18 2016
Avis = hidden costs
Pros: The VW Passat was nice
Cons: My quote did not include all the hidden costs, $150 to return to another location and $250 extra on my bill. Bad customer service when I called
4,4 Okay
Jul 19 2016
Cons: When I dropped my car at Dulles Airport Avis, there was a box left in the trunk. My father had unloaded the car and left the box in the trunk inadvertently. I didn't realize this had happened until a few hours later. I called Avis and got very little assistance. Avis either did not do a sweep of the car to check, or threw my box away and would not tell me that. Either way, I am still without the box and don't know it location. I need it back!
8,0 Excellent
Jun 13 2017
TONS of hidden fees
Pros: The car was nice and the center was clean. The attendant counselor find our car when we checked in.
Cons: Over $500 in hidden fees that were not included in our original estimate
Rated no. 8
Silvercar
silvercar
5,6 Okay (2 reviews)
1 location in Sterling
Silvercar
Locations in Sterling
44900 Falcon Place
+1 855 359 2227
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
  • 5.0
  • 6.0
  • 6.0
  • 5.0
  • 6.0
Recent reviews
2,0 Mediocre
Jul 3 2018
overcharged
Pros: nice car
Cons: They got the charges wrong, repeatedly promised me they would fix it, and nothing happened. I will have to initiate a chargeback with my credit card.
9,2 Excellent
Oct 24 2019
Pros: The staff were absolutely terrific.
Cons: The instructions on using the app to get picked up were insufficient. The app didn't recognize my reservation
Rated no. 9
Hertz
hertz
2,0 Mediocre (1 review)
1 location in Sterling
Hertz
Locations in Sterling
23000 Indian Creek Dr
+1 703 689 4934
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
Recent reviews
2,0 Mediocre
Apr 25 2017
I am not booking from Kayak ever again
Cons: In my receipt i was specifically told i will not have to pay anything other than the amount i already paid however later i was charged 13+ extra $. I called their Customer care and they said these are some taxes.
Advance Car And Truck Rental
advance
1 location in Sterling
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Locations in Sterling
23390 Autopilot Dr
+1 703 661 6387
Easirent
easirent
1 location in Sterling
Easirent
Locations in Sterling
Washington Dulles International Airport
Monday00:01 - 23:59
Tuesday00:01 - 23:59
Wednesday00:01 - 23:59
Thursday00:01 - 23:59
Friday00:01 - 23:59
Saturday00:01 - 23:59
Sunday
Flight Car
flightcarad
1 location in Sterling
Flight Car
Locations in Sterling
Washington Dulles airport
+1 844 435 8227
keddy by Europcar
keddy
1 location in Sterling
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Sterling
23390 Autopilot Drive, Washington Dulles
+1 703 661 6387
Sunnycars
sunnycars
1 location in Sterling
Sunnycars
Locations in Sterling
Autopilot Dr 23430
350 travellers who hired a car in Sterling gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7,1

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