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Maine car hire

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Cheap car hire in Maine

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Top tips for hiring a car in Maine

  • With car hire in Maine, open up a world of possibility in one of the most beautiful states in the US. As a UK driver, you’ll need to adapt to driving on the right-hand side of the road and will likely find yourself in an automatic vehicle, as opposed to manual. Road quality is primarily very good and locals are friendly and polite on the road. Keep under the blood alcohol limit of 0.08% and make sure you use an age-appropriate car seat for any child under 7 years old. It’s best to hire a sat-nav for road-tripping in Maine, as the state is large and very diverse in terrain, with mountains, forests, and vast areas of coastline to explore.
  • Driving a car hire in Maine will be the only way to get to see all the state has to offer. From the longest coastline in the States to nature reserves, such as Acadia National Park, you will find Interstate I-95 can take you on some extensive drives, covering many of the main cities such as Portland, Augusta, and Palmyra. Enjoy a driving tour of some of the Maine lighthouses along the coast, trek to see moose or stay urban and explore the nightlife of Portland through the micro-breweries, pubs, oyster bars, and waterfront venues. With some of the best seafood in the US, Maine is well-known for fine eateries along the coastline of the Gulf of Maine.
  • When deciding which vehicle will best suit your Maine car hire needs, consider itinerary and budget. As roads are well-surfaced, you won’t be challenged too much. You won’t need an SUV unless you plan to spend time in the mountains, hiking and camping. Fuel prices and tolls in Maine will push your car hire costs up, so get more bang for your buck with an economy or intermediate car, whether taking in the coastlines or staying urban.
  • When paying for your Maine car hire, you will find most car hire agencies will require a credit card. While some of the major car hire companies do allow for debit cards, this is often branch-dependent, with larger branches offering the service more than the smaller ones. Check the payment policy before you complete the transaction. You will not be able to pay for your vehicle hire with cash or cheque.
  • Book your car hire in Maine at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard car hire in Maine are around 14% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Maine

  • What is the most popular car hire in Maine?

    Standard (Toyota Corolla or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Maine.

  • What is the best car hire company in Maine?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Maine are Alamo (8,7, 104 reviews), Budget (8,2, 161 reviews), and Enterprise Rent-A-Car (8,2, 134 reviews).

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

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

  • Should I hire a car in Maine?

    There is no doubt that car hire will enrich your Maine holiday experience ten-fold, purely by giving you access to far-flung regions where public transportation stops. As there are so many natural areas within the state, many of them can only be reached by car. Parts of your Maine experience should include the ‘art and ales’ drives visiting galleries and breweries, famous lighthouse viewings, seeing the wildlife at the Audubon Project Puffin Visitor Center or the Todd Wildlife Sanctuary, enjoying a drive along the Saco River and more. If you enjoy hiking, you can drive out to Mount Katahdin and hike up Baxter Peak.

  • What is driving like in Maine?

    Driving in Maine will present no hassles, as the region is filled with friendly locals, many of whom have retired to this beautiful part of the country. The main cities are mostly large and will contend with congestion at rush hour, in particular Portland. This is where the sat-nav will come in handy to help avoid jams. As the area is coastal, weather can be predictable, and it is important you adjust your speed in accordance to weather patterns. With so many picturesque towns to stop in and something to see at every turn, driving in Maine will be a breeze.

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in Maine?

    To hire a vehicle in Maine, you will need to be 21 years of age. You’ll probably still be charged a daily youth fee if under 25 years of age, however. When you collect the vehicle, ensure you take your passport as well as a valid driving licence. UK licences are allowed for car hire in Maine, but some companies like an International Driver’s Permit as extra assurance. Of course, a credit card will seal the deal.

Car hire directory

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car hire locations in Maine

    22 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in Maine

    9 Locations

  • easirent

    Easirent car hire locations in Maine

    6 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in Maine

    4 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in Maine

    4 Locations

  • ace

    Ace car hire locations in Maine

    3 Locations

  • vipcarsrec

    VIPCars Recommendation car hire locations in Maine

    3 Locations

  • acerentalcars

    Ace Rental Cars car hire locations in Maine

    2 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car hire locations in Maine

    2 Locations

  • autoeurope

    AutoEurope car hire locations in Maine

    2 Locations

  • national

    National car hire locations in Maine

    2 Locations

  • rentawreck

    Rent-A-Wreck car hire locations in Maine

    2 Locations

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