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Cheap car hire at Washington Dulles Airport

EconomyR642/day
CompactR649/day
IntermediateR653/day
StandardR757/day
Full-sizeR762/day
Full-size SUVR1 079/day
LuxuryR894/day
Pick-up truckR795/day
Premium SUVR979/day
Intermediate SUVR674/day
Compact SUVR789/day
Standard SUVR800/day
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Top tips for hiring a car at Washington Dulles Airport

  • Car hire at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) will enable a smooth and convenient start to your journey around Washington DC and the surrounding area. Immediately from the airport, you will find yourself on the Dulles Toll Road, which is a major highway, connecting you to the Capital Beltway (I-495) Interstate Highway, which surrounds Washington DC and its inner suburbs. It will take around a 40-min drive to the centre and, in just over an hour’s drive, you can reach the cities of Baltimore and Annapolis.
  • All Washington Dulles Airport car hire outlets are located on Autopilot Drive and open 24h, except for Enterprise, which operates from 05:30-00:00, although after-hours returns are still available. On your return to the airport, follow the signs to "Rental Car Return", which will bring you to Autopilot Drive, where you can drop off your vehicle.
  • Washington Dulles Airport is the largest airport in Washington DC region, situated in Virginia and around 26 miles from the capital. Hiring a car will offer you a convenient option to exit the airport and navigate the surrounding areas more easily by the extensive freeways and road networks available. As the busiest airport in the area, car hire at Washington Dulles Airport will also provide a more comfortable experience than opting for the hustle and bustle of the public transport system.
  • You can find an Exxon petrol station, located conveniently on the road to the car rental drop-off area on Autopilot Drive. Remember to check your rental agreement for your car hire at Washington Dulles International Airport to see if you need to return your vehicle with a full tank. This way, you can conveniently fill up on the way to your drop-off point.
  • Book your car hire at Washington Dulles Airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car at Washington Dulles Airport

  • What type of documentation is required to hire a car at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)?

    Car hire at Washington Dulles International Airport is available to all drivers aged 21 years and over, who are in possession of a valid driving license. Customers who reside in the United States or Canada must have a valid government-issued license with a photograph. The same requirement is needed for other nationals entering the United States. It is advisable to check your license complies with local licensing laws in this case, and if your license appears in another language apart from English, it is advisable to apply for an International Driver’s Permit for translation purposes. Additional documentation may be required also for foreign nationals, such as a valid photo ID or passport and a major credit or debit card to complete your booking.

  • Where can I find the car rental outlets in Washington Dulles Airport?

    You can find all the major car hire companies on the ground transportation level, just outside the Arrivals area of Washington Dulles Airport. A free shuttle bus service is available for each car hire company, which will transport you conveniently between the car rental facility and the terminal. Take the exit from the Terminals baggage claim area, which takes you down the ramp to Door 2 and 4.  From here, the shuttle buses pick up at curbs 2C or 2D. It is worth noting that some companies use shared buses, so make sure to check your brand before embarking.

  • Which car rental companies are easiest to access at Washington Dulles Airport?

    All car hires at Washington Dulles International Airport can be facilitated easily with the free shuttle bus service. However, if you choose to rent with Avis, you can take advantage of their car rental app, which also gives you the option to exchange or upgrade your assigned vehicle. After disembarking from Avis’s courtesy bus, which run continuously, you can locate your rental vehicle through the app, and then proceed to the exit booth, where an Avis representative will complete your transaction efficiently to get you on your way quicker and more conveniently from the airport grounds.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company at Washington Dulles Airport?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Hertz (R816/day), Dollar (R1 043/day) and Avis (R1 065/day).

  • What is the best car hire company at Washington Dulles Airport?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies at Washington Dulles Airport are Alamo (8,3, 112 reviews), Hertz (7,3, 114 reviews), and Budget (6,8, 84 reviews).

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Washington Dulles Airport?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Washington Dulles Airport to off-airport locations include Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Europcar, Hertz, National, and Silvercar.

Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl Airport car rental reviews and directory

Alamo

8,3

Very Good

222 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.4

Value for money

8.0

One location in Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl Airport

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23430 Autopilot Dr

+1 844 648 1605

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10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
I liked the friendly service.

6,0 Okay

Dec 2023

KAYAK
My only problem was figuring out how to work the heater, radio etc. The lady that walked us out should have gotten us set up. It was a cold morning and my husband and I aren’t very high tech. The bathroom when you walk in (Men’s) was beyond disgusting. You could smell it from the desk.

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Everything about the rental and vehicle was great. The price was ok.

2,0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Never got it all the rental companies at the airport require a major credit card now so that could’ve been better

4,0 Mediocre

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

I like how you can just pick a car and go

Cons:

Someone actually working at the rental counter and not making me wait forever

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Renting was quick and easy

Cons:

Nothing, all was good.

1 out of 36

Hertz

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

7.0

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23540 Autopilot Dr

+1 703 471 6020

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10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2024

KAYAK
It was a good experience for me. The price of $135 per day for sedan was more than I was planing to pay. I would be OK with $85 for one day. Thank you!

4,0 Mediocre

Mar 2024

KAYAK
When picked up, the rental car's key fob was dead and a warning light (possibly check engine light?) was on.

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Great

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Very friendly drop-off agent and very friendly shuttle driver.

8,0 Very Good

Dec 2021

KAYAK
It was as expected

4,0 Mediocre

Nov 2021

KAYAK
First car had a bad key fob that wouldn't work so had to have car towed from hotel and had to be taken back to rental place next morning to get another car. It took a look time & lots of trouble to get through to a live customer rep to handle everything.

1 out of 34

Budget

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.8

Value for money

6.7

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23360 Autopilot Drive

+1 703 437 9559

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2,0 Poor

Mar 2024

KAYAK
I would like to request my money if possible I am going to call the credit card company to dispute it. I have reserved a Sedan but when I went to pick up the car they did not have a sedan for me. they gave me a dirty Jeep Wrangler, on top of that They charge me extra on that car. I had to spend over 200 dollars for the gas on that car in 2 days.

4,0 Mediocre

Feb 2024

KAYAK
It was not easy to get the car and the waiting time for pickup and drop off was horrible

2,0 Poor

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Ive never felt so ripped off from start to finish. $600 to rent a van for less than 24 hours is outrageous. All staff from budget O encountered was uncaring and unknowledgeable. 1 out of 10. Any other car rental company would be a better choice.

6,0 Okay

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Rented a Lincoln premium car. When I got to the rental agency, they said they had none, but they could substitute for a premium SUV. SUV. Premium SUV was a Hyundai palisade. Worst car I've ever rented. My wife and I couldn't hardly hear ourselves talk over the road noise. Horrible car. Avoid avoid avoid

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Gil in the rental operation desk was super cool and problem solvibg ; we appreate his friendly attitude and support!

2,0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
The customer service

1 out of 40

Dollar

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.0

Value for money

6.6

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23540 Autopilot Drive

+1 866 434 2226

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2,0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
We arrived at the rental location and they were out of cars. They did not communicate the issue, and we had to wait an hour in line to find out they were out of cars and could t guarantee we would get an SUV that we had reserved but we could wait 3 hours for them to get more cars. We cancelled the reservation and booked with a different rental car agency.

10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice car, brand new. Thank you.

Cons:

None

10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

It was a long line and they moved us along very swiftly.

Cons:

Everything was Great this Trip!

2,0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Horrible experience. Would not recommend at all.

Cons:

So unorganized, I arrived on time and they didn’t even have the car I had rented out in advanced and didn’t even offer anything else.

2,0 Poor

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Employee at the exit was excellent. He helped me remove the lights on the dash, adjust my seat, & set my bluetooth.

Cons:

Where to start? I picked up the car late in the rain and there was so much water around the vehicle that I couldn't check it out for dents. Emergency road service that I needed the next day was non-existent, even after an hour on hold. This crucial problem with key was never resolved. In a separate issue, tire pressure was low after a few days.

10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy as pie to complete the rental transaction. The vehicle was ready and waiting for me.

1 out of 51

Thrifty

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.8

Value for money

7.1

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23540 Autopilot Drive

+1 877 283 0898

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2,0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Lady at the counter was hesitant to help me, and was clearly upset when she was helping me. Car smelled really bad, it was dirty both interior and exterior.

2,0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
I was forced to wait for 1.5 hours at pickup because there were no cars available. Rude staff, and it was like the hunger games with people fighting for cars when they became available (no reservation per vehicle so people all just started trying to jump in) it was like the hunger games. Never experienced anything like it, totally shameful for thrifty/hertz and will never rent from them again

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Reasonable price. quick, pleasant representatives. They were busy and gave me a better car than expected.

1,9 Poor

Jul 2021

KAYAK
The pick up experience was horrible. Employees at the counter were non professional and rude. Car wasn’t clean.

4,0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The service is so slow that they only have one person working at a counter when there are three rental agencies. The line was very long, and they packed all of us in together, so they didn't care about social distancing or anything. It took forever to give us a car which Ford Focus and Chevy spark are not similar

2,0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Had to reschedule my flight but Thrifty wouldn't let me reschedule the car rental. I knew it was non-refundable but I didn't want a refund, I just wanted to push it back a few weeks. Total waste of $150, I'll never use Thrifty again.

1 out of 36

Avis

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

7.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.6

Value for money

6.6

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23330 Autopilot Drive

+1 703 661 3500

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10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Good checkout process. Clean car. Good value for money.

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Excellent , in all aspects . Thanks

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Avis, in particular Jazz, was honest, helpfilul, and not pushy. If I rent again at LHR it be with Avis!

2,0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick-up with an Avis Preferred reservation took 1 hour and 45 minutes. Cars were available. Only one counter agent working. A second agent abruptly left.

Cons:

Will never rent Avis at this location again. No excuse for a nearly 2 hour wait when they had cars available. Understaffed and antiquated computer system for rental agreements. Horrible customer service.

8,0 Very Good

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff were helpful. Pickup/Drop off was smooth.

Cons:

The e-toll service was confusing. I was told at one of the toll booths that it wasn't working so I had to pay a toll on top of the subscription service.

2,0 Poor

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

The van was a Chevy feel like a cargo van, not Ford Transit like the passenger van. Mechanically, it was not safe to drive; shaking badly when braking, wiper blades were bad and noisy, steering wheel was not centered like it needed an alignment.

1 out of 19

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8,8

Very Good

76 reviews

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

8.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.1

Value for money

8.4

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23430 Autopilot Dr

+1 844 648 1602

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10,0 Wonderful

May 2024

KAYAK
The staff were knowledgeable. Everything was organized and pick up/drop off were simple and convenient. The shuffle was online both directions.

8,0 Very Good

Oct 2023

KAYAK
I like the fact that they dont charge for mileage and the van was clean but it rode like a tank ,maybe to much air in the tires and you couldnt open the sliding door on the passenger side and i love the easy return operation.This was my first time and i will rent again from enterprise because they always have vehicle available.Thank you

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
The Team Member Cole (I think was his name) was excellent. From entry into the Registration area, through return, on top of each need. Pleasant and knew the company, car and my options.

9,2 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff at IAD was awesome!

Cons:

USB port in vehicle was missing making phone charging a challenge.

6,8 Okay

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff.

Cons:

The vehicle REEKED of cigarette smoke. It also made some sort of odd sound when accelerating or slowing down. Finally, when picking up, I waited five minutes in line, at 10pm, just for a counter person to arrive.

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was clean and the pick up and drop off process easy

Cons:

I don’t understand why Enterprise won’t let you use a debit card unless you have a booked flight. How does it make sense that a credit card is better than a debit card? I did not have a credit card on me and had to book a flight on the spot just to be able to get my rental

1 out of 13

National

10,0

Wonderful

4 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

9.0

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23430 Autopilot Dr

+1 844 648 1604

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7,2 Good

Aug 2016

KAYAK

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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.

10,0 Wonderful

May 2022

KAYAK
EVERYTHING was amazing!! Thank you!

1 out of 1

Silvercar

9,2

Wonderful

4 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

10.0

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44900 Falcon Place

+1 855 359 2227

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9,2 Wonderful

Oct 2019

KAYAK

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

2,0 Poor

Jul 2018

KAYAK

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.

1 out of 1

Sixt

8,2

Very Good

16 reviews

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

8.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.8

Value for money

7.8

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23320 Autopilot Dr

+1 888 749 8227

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6,0 Okay

Nov 2022

KAYAK
The car had front end damage that caused it to vibrate and be quite noisy at highway speed. I did not detect this until several miles after I left the rental facility. The wear on the edges of the tire tread blocks on the front tires indicated that this damage had been present for several hundred miles. The check in agent was very friendly and did not blame me for this damage, despite the fact that it was not in the car record at the time of check out. It is possible that the car being noisy on all but the smoothest pavement could have been a different problem from the alignment damage. When I picked it up, the car reeked of dope smoke. Perhaps the car rental company would argue that I got a free high included in my rental, but I did not want that. After four days of driving with the windows open, the car still smelled of pot. I did not care about the numerous stains on the upholstery, but others might care about that.

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2022

KAYAK
Had to wait a long time for my car ... they could not find it

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

I COULD NOT RENT, ONLY HAD DEBIT CARD, NO GOOD

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was super helpful

Cons:

The van we rented wasn't completely cleaned, with smears across the windows from previous renter's kids. Could have been vacuumed better too

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Very helpful staff; found a new car for our rental; easy checkin when we returned

Cons:

Nothing - it was great!

8,0 Very Good

May 2023

KAYAK
Shuttle bus pickup at terminal took about 12-15 minutes.

1 out of 3

Easirent

4,7

Mediocre

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Elita Rent A Car

4,0

Mediocre

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Washington Dulles Intl Airport IAD

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keddy by Europcar

6,1

Okay

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23390 Autopilot Drive, Washington Dulles

+1 703 661 6387

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23390 Autopilot Dr

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AutoEurope

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Europcar

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Please Go To The Advantage Counter

+1 703 661 6387

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Flight Car

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Washington Dulles airport

+1 844 435 8227

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Sunnycars

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23430 Autopilot Dr

+1 914 368 0091

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1315 travellers who hired a car in Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.4

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