Williamsburg car hire

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Williamsburg car hire information

Pick-up locationWilliamsburg
Car types
Hire locations3
Airport locations0

Cheap car hire in Williamsburg

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Williamsburg

  • For routine trips outside the city,car rentals in Williamsburg are more practical. Public transportation is only available in particular bus stations, and several WATA and Metro bus system routes do not run on weekends and holidays. Additionally, certain roads are only open for weekday rush hour traffic, so renting a car is a more practical choice, and you can choose cars that will drop you off right at the destination. When touring Virginia, nature, Williamsburg car rental make traveling faster and more comfortable. Drive to Colonial Williamsburg, located approximately 1.5 miles from Williamsburg downtown, or the Jamestown Glasshouse, where both are located around the Colonial Parkway and free to walk around.
  • It's important to drive Cheap car rentals in Williamsburg with caution on all roads, but there are specific roads that require more attention due to high car volumes, narrow lanes, and limited visibility. For instance, Colonial Parkway is a scenic road that runs between Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown. The road is narrow in some areas and has limited visibility. Another key road to exert more caution when driving in is John Tyler Highway. This road runs through both residential and commercial areas of Williamsburg. There may be heavy traffic during peak hours, and drivers should be aware of pedestrians and bicyclists in the surrounding areas. Drivers should also be aware of several schools in the area near Monticello Avenue which can mean increased pedestrian traffic during the school year.
  • Most likely, passengers to Williamsburg will mostly fly into and from Richmond Byrd International Airport (RIC) and Newport News International (PHF). The driving distance between Newport News International (PHF) and downtown Williamsburg is about 17 miles. In the area of the baggage claim PHF, find car rentals in Williamsburg services are offered by companies including Hertz, Dollar, and Enterprise. The terminal is just a short stroll from the rental vehicle lot and the baggage claim area. The driving distance from Richmond Byrd International Airport (RIC) to Williamsburg downtown is 45 miles. RIC offers airport shuttle services which you'll find on the first floor opposite escalators and a pickup station at Door 1 located at the Arrivals Level at the baggage claim area.
  • Safety is a top priority when driving Williamsburg car rentals, and by law, children in the car must be secured in an appropriate child restraint system. Rear-facing infant seats are mandatory for children under one year old and weighing less than 20 lbs, while forward-facing seats are recommended for children above this age and weight.
  • Be cautious when driving through Williamsburg downtown. Many one-way streets frequently change directions in the downtown area. Williamsburg is a beautiful town, and the roads are busy with many pedestrians, crosswalks, bike lanes, and so you should drive carefully to prevent colliding with bikers and pedestrians. While driving from RIC to Williamsburg, consider using Route East 60, and you'll be able to avoid traffic. It's advisable to use Google maps to monitor the best route to use at the moment to allow you to move swiftly around the city.
  • Knowing the roads that have restrictions can help you plan your route more effectively and avoid unexpected detours or delays. Additionally, being aware of the restrictions may also help you avoid potential fines or penalties for violating road regulations when driving cheap car rentals in Williamsburg. Capitol Landing Road, for example, is a popular route for tourists and locals alike, and parts of it are restricted to pedestrians only. Another road that is designated only for pedestrians in Williamsburg is Duke of Gloucester Street. Francis Street is also a narrow road and so it has restrictions for wider cars. You will find signage along the road indicating the width restriction.
  • Even while driving car rentals in Williamsburg, be aware that peak morning traffic occurs between 6 am and 9 am in the morning, and peak afternoon traffic is between 3:30 pm and 6:30 pm in the evening. The day of travel also matters on Sundays; afternoon traffic is less tight than on weekdays and afternoons. Another issue that occasionally affects Williamsburg traffic is the month of travel, and it's advisable to travel around after a holiday. If you rent a car on any date other than the month's holidays, you won't have to worry about running into the traffic problem.
  • Book your car hire in Williamsburg at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hire in Williamsburg are around -16% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Williamsburg

  • How much is the price of fuel in Williamsburg?

    The average price of fuel in Williamsburg is R67,04 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R804 and R1 073, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Williamsburg?

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

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

    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 Williamsburg?

    A Mini car hire in Williamsburg costs R1 926 per day, on average.

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

    A Special car hire in Williamsburg costs R820 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Williamsburg?

    An Intermediate car hire in Williamsburg costs R1 315 per day, on average.

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

    The quantity of luggage you bring and your group size should determine the kind of car you rent in Williamsburg. Consider booking an economy rental if you want to travel with up to two suitcases. In contrast, if you intend to travel with three other people and up to three sets of bags, you might want to consider renting an SUV.

  • How old do I need to be to rent a car in Williamsburg?

    To rent Williamsburg car rentals, it is essential to have a valid driving license and be at least 21 years old. However, some rental car agencies may charge higher rates or have age restrictions for younger drivers. It is recommended to confirm the age requirements before renting a car.

  • What is the speed limit in Williamsburg?

    The posted speed limits on various roads in Virginia vary, whereas, in Williamsburg, the posted speed limit is 23.5 mph (37.8 kph). If you're driving even at a speed of 24 mph, beware, it's against the law. You should be aware of security cameras in regions close to social, commercial, and educational institutions because traffic laws in this area have been strictly adhered to.

  • Are there toll roads in Williamsburg?

    Yes, there are toll roads in Williamsburg. The main toll road in the area is the Virginia Peninsula Toll Road, also known as Route 44. This road runs from Williamsburg to Newport News and crosses the George P. Coleman Memorial Bridge over the York River, which has a toll for cars and trucks.

  • Which are the best parking places in Williamsburg?

    e parking lot for the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg and Colonial Williamsburg's P3 and P5 provides free parking. Along with Colonial Williamsburg's P2 and P6 lots, the city's Prince George Parking Garage offers pay parking. Parking is also free at the City Square Parking Terrace.

Williamsburg car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

5,8

Best rated

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

7.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.7

Value for money

6.0

3 locations in Williamsburg

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12638 Jefferson Avenue

+1 757 872 0259

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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1441 Richmond Rd

+1 757 220 3497

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
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900 Bland Blvd

+1 757 877 9229

Monday08:00 - 17:30
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10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
There was a bit of a wait to return

2,0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Hertz could not process the credit card hold on a separate card, the staff at the pickup location had an attitude from the start because I was right at the door as soon as they opened. Staff refused to assist me with finding a solution to our problem and strong armed me into cancelling my reservation made through kayak and made me rent a completely different car at a different rate because the one I had originally scheduled was now "unavailable" despite the fact that it was sitting outside. I will NEVER do business with hertz again.

2,0 Poor

Nov 2022

KAYAK
Car rental was fine but they added insurance onto my rental without even asking if I wanted it and that doubled my rental charge.

1,9 Poor

Jul 2021

KAYAK
I reserved a car for Saturday July 18, 2021 for 12 noon. I was told to pick-up at Newport News airport. When I arrived at 11:30am, the Hertz was no longer there. I was directed to another, but by the time I got there at 12:07pm, it had closed at 12 noon. I was never alerted that they closed at 12 noon. And furthermore, why would you book someone a car at closing. I booked a room at the Hilton in D.C. for $169 which I could not get a refund for, never got a rental car cause hertz is closed on Sunday. Which my room was for Saturday anyway. Hertz did refund my $359, but I never received the $55 for the insurance on the rental. Thanks Hertz... I flew my wife from Louisiana to Virginia to have a romantic Father's Day in D.C., only to lose money and be stuck in Virginia. Terrible Service. Never Again. About $230 waisted due to poor communication and service. My wife could've stayed home for that, not to mention the flight amongst other things. 😤😡🤬

2,0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff very rude

Cons:

Nothing

4,0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Pickup and dropoff were easy. Vehicle was relatively clean and handled very well.

Cons:

Staff was not empathetic to the tire problem we had during the trip. One tire was flat repeatedly and had we not taken precautions of our own it would have caused serious problems and inconvenience. Windshield washer fluid was very low, and coolant level was low. Along with the tire problem we experienced this does not inspire confidence in the mechanical maintenance that Hertz provides.

1 out of 20

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8,6

Very Good

26 reviews

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.5

Value for money

8.8

6 locations in Williamsburg

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Locations in Williamsburg

12525 Jefferson Avenue

+1 757 872 7882

Monday07:00 - 17:30
Tuesday07:00 - 17:30
Wednesday07:00 - 17:30
Thursday07:00 - 17:30
Friday07:00 - 17:30
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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12950 Jefferson Ave

+1 757 872 9536

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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6532 Richmond Road

+1 757 258 9199

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6921 George Washington Hwy

+1 804 694 8226

Monday14:00 - 17:0008:00 - 17:30
Tuesday14:00 - 17:0008:00 - 17:30
Wednesday14:00 - 17:0008:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:3014:00 - 17:00
Friday14:00 - 17:0008:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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713 Merrimac Trl

+1 757 220 1900

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
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Friday08:00 - 17:30
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Sunday12:00 - 16:00
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900 Bland Blvd

+1 833 268 5451

Monday07:00 - 17:30
Tuesday07:00 - 17:30
Wednesday07:00 - 17:30
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Friday07:00 - 17:30
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10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff, convenient location, knowledgeable staff, easy after-hours dropoff

Cons:

Quicker pickup from the train station; during busy hours it was hard to get someone on the phone

9,6 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

High price

9,6 Wonderful

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff were very friendly and helpful during pickup and dropoff. Our car was clean promptly. The vehicle provided was larger than we expected, which was wonderful. Great, efficient, car with a smooth ride. The price was a fair value, and we would certainly rent from Enterprise in Williamsburg, VA again.

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up and drop off were the easiest I've ever had with a car rental agency. The staff was very friendly and able to provide me with a vehicle that met our needs, and at a fantastic rate. I HIGHLY recommend Enterprise Car Rental in Williamsburg, VA!

8,0 Very Good

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The quick & nice service also the price was also reasonable

Cons:

Only thing was that the car wasn't cleaned (detailed)

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

great people at enterprise

Cons:

had to drive a beastly ford expedition

1 out of 3

Dollar

No score available yet

One location in Williamsburg

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Locations in Williamsburg

900 Bland Boulevard

+1 757 877 9229

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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124 travellers who hired a car in Williamsburg gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6,9

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Most popular car type

Mini

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