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Baltimore Car Hire

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Pick-up location Baltimore
Rental locations 29
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Baltimore car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Hertz
Best rated
7.4 Good (38 reviews)
3 locations in Baltimore
Hertz
Locations in Baltimore
1777 Reisterstown Road
+1 240 204 8325
401 West Pratt St.
+1 410 244 0278
7416 New Ridge Road
+1 410 684 7900
  • 7.3
  • 7.5
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
4.8 Okay
10 Nov 2016
Meh
Pros: No line
Cons: Agent didn't put my Hertz number in the record even after I asked her to. Car had high mileage.
8.8 Excellent
5 Oct 2016
Pros: pick up and drop off were very easy. The vehicle I received was good. It was also a great price. The agent was super nice and friendly.
Cons: I asked for the EZPass but discovered we did not have an EZPass. I'm glad that I looked before we set out so we would were prepared to pay cash. It was the easiest solution instead of trying to exchange it.
10.0 Excellent
23 Oct 2016
Pros: Smooth from pick up to drop off. Even received an upgrade to full size at no additional cost.
6.4 Good
23 Oct 2016
Cons: When I picked my car up from my parking spot, I accidentally got in the wrong car (I was supposed to take the car in spot 402 and when I saw the sign for 401, I assumed 402 was the one next to it when in fact it was the one across from it). While the mistake was mine, the tone of voice of the gentleman at the check out booth was very accusatory. He didn't say anything impolite but his attitude did not make me feel like a welcomed customer and instead like he was a police officer pulling me over and questioning me.
5.2 Okay
24 Oct 2016
Cons: Agent not very friendly
8.0 Excellent
26 Oct 2016
Pros: fast check in and out clean, gas full shuttle was quick and frequent
Cons: took a long time to shift into gear
9.6 Excellent
30 Oct 2016
exactly what i wanted/expcted
Pros: easy pickup process, clean, new-ish car. friendly staff
Cons: the closest gas station is 2 miles away from the car rental center. make sure you plan accordingly for drop off (Hertz's prepaid tank deal is good, i did not drive nearly enough to make use of it)
10.0 Excellent
31 Oct 2016
Cons: hard sell for expensive options at pick-up, leading to loss of confidence that the clerk had my best interests at heart. I ended up buying the full tank of gas even though my destination was only 30 miles away and used just a quarter tank; it would have been nice for her to help me figure out the best option rather than push for expensive add-ons.
10.0 Excellent
29 Nov 2016
Herta Rental BWI Airport
Pros: Car was great as was the service to pick it up and return. we would definitely rent from Hertz again.
2.4 Mediocre
15 Dec 2016
Never again
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Car was dirty and smelled. Inspection on car was expired. Had to take the car to another rental spot and exchange. My time and my gas to do that. New car was not full of gas. Attendant said gauge broken but when I filled it...worked fine. No apology .... nothing for my trouble. I will avoid Hertz completely. Too many other car companies.
Rated no. 2
Thrifty
7.0 Good (64 reviews)
1 location in Baltimore
Thrifty
Locations in Baltimore
7410 New Ridge Rd
+1 877 283 0898
  • 6.8
  • 7.2
  • 7.6
  • 6.2
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
4.8 Okay
30 Jul 2018
Just ok
Pros: The employee at the car return was kind, courteous, and amazing. She was the only positive part of the experience.
Cons: For the price I could have received a better car. The car was adequately clean. The customer service at pick up was terrible. It got the job done but the employees at the front were talking about other customers in front of me. The guy looked like he didn’t care. His demeanor was more fit for a tool booth on night shift than a airport rental car business.
10.0 Excellent
12 Apr 2019
Pros: Vehicle was exceptionally clean, minus a sucker found in the door handle pocket.
Cons: Extremely satisfied with value/experience.
8.0 Excellent
21 Sep 2016
Good and not so much,
Pros: Vehicle was great
Cons: Very long wait, only 1 person was working, spent at least 15 minutes helping one person...........
8.0 Excellent
25 Oct 2016
Pros: Very efficient.
Cons: Was only couple of cars in my size. Could have had more options.
2.8 Mediocre
7 Nov 2016
Drop off one person. Slow
Pros: Vehicle
Cons: Being talked into more fees & insurance using fear tactics. I carry my own insurance! It was enough. Drop off was @ snail's pace. Computer problem for some slowed it down for all. Too many customers for only one person.
10.0 Excellent
5 Feb 2017
Great rental
Pros: Car had low mileage and the satellite radio was a plus.
2.0 Mediocre
21 Feb 2017
Not given what was promised
Pros: I was mentioned with a speciality car but was given a compact car and asked for the speciality car and was denied and asked for extra bucks. It's literally cheating. As it was Night 11:30 pm and have no option to take the compact and no energy to argue. That was rude.
Cons: I was mentioned with a speciality car but was given a compact car and asked for the speciality car and was denied and asked for extra bucks. It's literally cheating. As it was Night 11:30 pm and have no option to take the compact and no energy to argue. That was rude.
2.0 Mediocre
24 Feb 2017
Cons: They added 200.00 dollars more to my reservation I rented a car from Avis , who honored my reservations
3.6 Mediocre
26 Feb 2017
Cons: The price was not the same as the online price. It double the price
10.0 Excellent
27 Feb 2017
Pros: I t was nice clean excellent car.,
Rated no. 3
Dollar
6.5 Good (77 reviews)
1 location in Baltimore
Dollar
Locations in Baltimore
7410 New Ridge Rd
+1 866 434 2226
  • 6.4
  • 7.0
  • 6.8
  • 5.8
  • 6.4
Recent reviews
5.6 Okay
13 Jan 2017
pick up process was pathetic!
Pros: value for money
Cons: Pick up at the BWI airport was bad. The attendant was not available for timely help and over pick-up process.
4.0 Okay
17 Feb 2017
Extremely expensive to add days
Pros: The car was ok
Cons: I had sick family and didn't know how long I was going to need to keep the car. I initially increased it by 2 days which was another $80+. There was an emergency so I had to extend it by another day and it was $150+.
10.0 Excellent
6 Apr 2017
Pros: No problem. Friendly easy...right price
6.0 Good
22 Apr 2017
Pros: Cost of actual rental good
Cons: The cost of insurance was high The cost of EZ pass was high
4.0 Okay
7 Jun 2017
Completely disorganized
Pros: Decent car
Cons: When we arrived at BWI to pick up the car, there was only one person at the counter despite the long line, we were told we could pick any car in the economy section, but when we arrived there were none there. There was absolutely no communication between the front desk and where the cars actually were to let us know this ahead of time. We were then told to take a compact car. We picked a car, put in our infant's car seat, then went to the drive through to check out. We were then told that the car we selected needed maintenance and the whole line behind us had to be backed up so that we could reverse, unload everything, including the infant and car seat (which is not easy to do), and pick another car. There was no apology for the inconvenience, but we were treated like we made a mistake in choosing it. Really terrible customer service all around. Check-in was just as bad as there was one guy doing the check-in, who had no idea what he was doing and a large group of people trying to get to their flights. We'll never use this company again due to it's poor customer service, unorganized handling of customers, and being short staffed all-around.
8.0 Excellent
22 Dec 2017
Pros: Price
Cons: A little discombobulated on pick up
8.0 Excellent
18 Jun 2018
Good rental
Pros: It was an easy pickup in Baltimore and had no problems with the car throughout the entire trip.
Cons: Dropping off in Charlottesville was not good. Their drop off area was completely full and cars were half-hazardly parked and a few people weren’t sure where to leave the cars. We all ended up just parking in the middle of a row.
4.0 Okay
19 Jul 2016
Computers were Down
Pros: The people were pleasant enough.
Cons: When I arrived at BWI the systems were down. We waiting for 30 minutes for them to come back online, with no luck. You'd think they coudl just check out the cars and do the papaerwork manually, but they did not. I ended up going to budget.
8.0 Excellent
24 Aug 2016
Pros: Smooth process
Cons: Size of the car could have given a free upgrade
6.8 Good
29 Aug 2016
Cons: The ez pass wasn't working and i had to pay for tolls on my way back
Rated no. 4
Enterprise
6.1 Good (32 reviews)
13 locations in Baltimore
Enterprise
Locations in Baltimore
1307 Eastern Ave
+1 410 276 4850
1316-a Merritt Blvd.
+1 410 282 9575
1501 S Caton Ave
+1 410 646 0183
1722 E Joppa Rd
+1 410 663 7980
2630 Sisson Street
+1 410 889 3121
300 S Charles St
+1 410 547 1855
310 Reisterstown Rd
+1 410 602 2740
4 W University Pkwy
+1 410 454 0009
4838 Belair Rd
+1 410 488 0633
6115 Reisterstown Rd
+1 410 585 1141
6634 Security Blvd
+1 410 298 3332
6811 Harford Rd
+1 410 444 4393
6902 Eastern Ave.
+1 410 282 4211
  • 5.9
  • 6.4
  • 6.3
  • 5.9
  • 6.0
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
17 Jan 2017
Exceptional experience!
Pros: I have rented from this office many times for work and they have always been professional and accommodating. Although they're often very busy, they always greet me with a smile and help me as quickly as possible. The cars are always clean and relatively new. I would recommend this Enterprise location to anyone!!!
10.0 Excellent
4 Feb 2017
Pros: thank you for the fast service and accomadiation
Cons: nothing
10.0 Excellent
26 Mar 2017
Pros: Customer service was great. Couldn't have been better.All 4 people I dealt with at check in and return could not have been nicer. Thank you.
10.0 Excellent
26 Mar 2017
Pros: Enterprise straighted ot the problem created by the Kayak reservation system.
Cons: I made a reservation for a car at BWI. Kayak made the reservation at an off airport location even though I requested it for BWI. Very problemamatic...
4.0 Okay
6 Sep 2016
Credit card insurance hassle and no toll transpond
Pros: It was nice that they offered a free bottled water.
Cons: I rent with Enterprise all the time in Chicago, and I always waive the insurance because I have coverage with my credit card. That's always been fine, and unquestioned. Here they made me wait while they called my credit card company to confirm the coverage. All other times I've rented from Enterprise they have provided a toll transponder. I had left the lot before I noticed one was not provided. The inconsistency is frustrating, and given that there was a toll a very short distance from the lot it would seem to be a reasonable thing to warn renters of.
2.0 Mediocre
27 Jul 2019
Pros: Nothing
Cons: The rental wasn’t even at BWI, I had to get a can 40 minutes to the location. Only to find out they don’t take debit card. I was stuck in a bad neighborhood with no rental car
9.2 Excellent
25 Oct 2016
Great deal.
Pros: The car was great; service was friendly. I liked how Enterprise dropped us off at Penn Station.
Cons: A long line when we dropped the car off. I'm glad we weren't in a hurry.
4.4 Okay
4 Dec 2016
Cons: I asked for BWI and you switched to another address. So I get to the airport and they don't know anything about me , but have a car that is $46 more. I will never Kayak again. Enterprise was fine, don't use Kayak!
2.0 Mediocre
24 Feb 2017
Same issues over and over
Pros: Location
Cons: I rent pick up trucks often. This is an issue for Enterprise apparently because in the past, I've gone to the location to pick it up and they don't even have pick-ups available. I've started calling the location to confirm the existence of the vehicle ahead of time. This usually works. If they don't have it, they say so and I move on to the next company. In this specific instance, Enterprise called me 30 minutes before my pick up time to tell me that Yes, the pick up was there, but Sorry, it has a flat tire and won't be available. They suggested I try another location about 20 minutes away. So, I'm rating this rental as 0/1 because it didn't occur.
2.0 Mediocre
28 Mar 2017
Pros: Even though multip[le people were working at the facility only one was handling customers. I waited over 20 minutes until I saw the reservationist only to find out that they did not have the car I reserved and I would have to wait at least another twenty minutes for them to clean and servce another car in a different class of vehilces. I cancelled the reservation, called an Uber which picked me up in 4 minutes and had to spend more than two and a half times more on my round trip car fare than the cost of the rental. But, at least I avoided an embarassing situation and got to my meeting with only minutes to spare. Enterprise in Baltimore is totally unreliable for a business customer.
Rated no. 5
Avis
6.0 Good (6 reviews)
3 locations in Baltimore
Avis
Locations in Baltimore
101 West Fayette St (by Hotel Concierge)
+1 410 685 6405
4900 Boston Street
+1 410 633 0356
8200 Perry Hall Boulevard (Parkville)
+1 410 933 0988
  • 6.0
  • 6.3
  • 6.0
  • 5.3
  • 6.3
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
21 Mar 2017
Quick and smooth service
Pros: Excellent experience, no waiting, quick service, everyone was polite. Mitsubishi lancer I got as a compact was surprisingly good car and comfortable, too. Would rent again.
Cons: Nothing went wrong
5.6 Okay
23 Apr 2017
No after hours drop off
Pros: Convenient location for drop off.
Cons: Could not do an after-hours drop-off at Baltimore location, which meant we had to pay for a night of parking though we were done with the car.
2.0 Mediocre
11 Aug 2017
Cons: Gave me the wrong pick up time so when I showed up they were closed. The 800 number offered no help and were clueless as to how to resolve the issue...i.e. Get me another car asap from the nearest location. I cancelled the reservation and hertz made it happen with no effort on my part.
10.0 Excellent
9 Sep 2017
Pros: value for money; quick service.
4.0 Okay
8 Mar 2016
Cons: Car broke down on the road. Roadside assistance had very unsatisfactory response.
4.4 Okay
11 Jul 2017
Kayak booked for wrong location
Pros: I booked a rental car to be picked/dropped at Baltimore airport through Kayak; however, the booking was done for a different location, about 30-40 miles from the airport. I did not realize that at the time of booking, as I had entered BWI as pickup/drop off location and thought that the address shown with my rental booking was for the airport Avis location. This was my first visit to Baltimore and and I have no idea of the name of roads for airport Avis location or otherwise. KAYAK SHOULD MAKE ABSOLUTELY CLEAR AT THE TIME OF BOOKING THAT THE RESERVATION IS FOR DIFFERENT LOCATION, PARTICULARLY IN CASE OF AIRPORT, AS NO BODY KNOWS/REMEMBERS AIRPORT LOCATION ADDRESS FOR EVERY CITY. the Avis staff at BWI airport was good and helpful. Avis 800 customer care sucks, was dishonest and quoted much higher price than that quoted at the airport office.
Cons: I booked a rental car to be picked/dropped at Baltimore airport on 07/09/2017 through Kayak; however, the booking was done for a different location, about 30-40 miles from the airport. I did not realize that at the time of booking, as I had entered BWI as pickup/drop off location and thought that the address shown with my rental booking was for the airport Avis location. This was my first visit to Baltimore and and I have no idea of the name of roads for airport Avis location or otherwise. KAYAK SHOULD MAKE ABSOLUTELY CLEAR AT THE TIME OF BOOKING THAT THE RESERVATION IS FOR DIFFERENT LOCATION, PARTICULARLY IN CASE OF AIRPORT, AS NO BODY KNOWS/REMEMBERS AIRPORT LOCATION ADDRESS FOR EVERY CITY.
Rated no. 6
Budget
5.7 Okay (20 reviews)
3 locations in Baltimore
Budget
Locations in Baltimore
101 West Fayette Street
+1 410 528 5913
4900 Boston Street
+1 410 633 0433
8200 Perry Hall Boulevard
+1 410 931 2423
  • 5.3
  • 6.1
  • 6.1
  • 4.8
  • 5.5
Recent reviews
7.6 Good
24 May 2016
Pros: Car was nice drove well.
Cons: Huge line to pick up car waited > 30 min.
3.6 Mediocre
20 Jul 2017
car not ready at reservation time
Pros: location close to home
Cons: Reservation for 10AM; no car until noon
2.0 Mediocre
25 Mar 2016
Kayak Really Messed Up My Reservation
Pros: The folks at Budget were great. The system at Kayak was not.
Cons: I explained that I was arriving at BWI and needed a rental from there, and somehow you arranged for a rental at a completely different location - very disappointing - felt like bait and switch.
10.0 Excellent
18 Apr 2016
Great Customer Service
Pros: Car rental reservation apparently was for a location other than BWI, although I had thought I had specified BWI as the pickup location on Kayak when I made the reservation. They found a car for me at the airport location and I only had to pay $30 more for the weekend.
Cons:
10.0 Excellent
31 May 2016
Pros: great service
5.2 Okay
11 Jul 2016
Change in price when pick up
Pros: The car was good.
Cons: When I went to pick it up, the price changed from $76 to $100. That was a huge difference.
6.8 Good
28 Oct 2016
Cons: Poor customer service
8.8 Excellent
19 Jun 2017
Pros: The car, convenience to rent from the airport
Cons: The price with a bit high
8.0 Excellent
12 Sep 2017
Cons: The rental said it was at the airport but it turned out that is from some other offsite. Was not clear on the rental so I went to the wrong place. They were able to rent me a car at the airport location but it cost me more. Not happy about that.
3.2 Mediocre
31 Oct 2017
Wrong location...no help
Pros: I specifiicially asked for a car rental at the airport. Was given one downtown. The counter at the airport was rude, wouldn't explain until after he charged me$400 what had happened. Still waiting for the refund on my charge card.
Cons: Your servive
Rated no. 7
NextCar
nextcar
3.7 Mediocre (3 reviews)
3 locations in Baltimore
NextCar
Locations in Baltimore
101 East North Ave.
+1 410 661 2430
6800 Belair Rd.
+1 410 661 6565
6922 Liberty Road
+1 410 944 1038
  • 4.0
  • 3.3
  • 4.0
  • 3.3
  • 4.0
Recent reviews
5.2 Okay
29 Dec 2015
Pros: Car was not clean and had damage on exterior of car. Kind of embarrassing to drive. Made us walk through their garage in the cold dragging baggage with a baby rather than bringing car to us.
2.0 Mediocre
22 Sep 2018
EXTREMELY BAD EXPERIENCE.. WORST CAR RENTAL COMPANY
Pros: Absolutely NOTHING
Cons: Total Rip-off Waited for 2 hours then had to cancel because they wanted more money for made up charges. Pathetic Customer Service
4.0 Okay
30 Jul 2019
Cons: Was not good customer service I didn’t not even have a car I didn’t rent it they told me I didn’t reserve their at all and I was very upset
Rated no. 8
Rent-A-Wreck
2.9 Mediocre (4 reviews)
1 location in Baltimore
Rent-A-Wreck
Locations in Baltimore
4010 West Northern Parkway
+1 410 466 1441
  • 2.5
  • 3.5
  • 2.5
  • 2.5
  • 3.5
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
25 Mar 2016
SCAM
Cons: The facility was not at the airport. The facility was closed before I was even reasonably able to travel the 30 minutes from the airport to get there. They transfer you to their "sister" company at the airport and apply "airport" fees to hike up your reservation. They steal your money with a smile on their face.
3.6 Mediocre
23 Apr 2016
Never again
Pros: The car worked.
Cons: They were rude when we picked up the car, they were incredibly rude when calling our insurance provider, whom we know personally. They were incredibly vague about the drop-off policy and threatened an abandonment fee when I even brought it up. I called corporate to resolve the issue and the people I spoke to, serveral people, we're even more rude, dismissive, and insulting. I was out in hold mid-sentence and transferred without any notification to the stor, which had no idea why I'd been transferred. I completely regret using them. The car had an air freshener hanging from the nirror, but still smelled.
4.0 Okay
4 May 2016
Service
Pros: The car was decent but smelled funny, change the oil light was on.
Cons: Service was terrible, was promised unlimited miles before booking but it wasnt true, they said faster checkout with a major credit card but still had to jump through many loops to prove I had my own insurance even after acknowledging that my credit card would cover me, a way for them to try and sell me unnecessary add ons. Tried to explain it to the associate but she shrugged me off telling me it's policy, false advertising is what it is.
2.0 Mediocre
2 Jun 2016
Safety issues !!!
Pros: Nothing to like in this place
Cons: The cars are Filthy inside out. they don't take time to clean them, i had to change 3 cars to finally agree on one. the first one had a bold tires, the second one had scratches all over the car but you can't determine the damages as the body is dirty. the last one was OK with a bad tire sensor that kept displaying an error every time you start the car plus a change oil message that kept prompting. If i have time i would report them to the BBB. Not worth the money i paid. VERY disappointing that kayak list them on their website. i use to trust kayak!
Sunnycars
sunnycars
1 location in Baltimore
Sunnycars
Locations in Baltimore
New Ridge Road 7434
244 travellers who rented a car in Baltimore gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.5

Car hire locations in Baltimore

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Most popular car type Full-size

When to book a hire car in Baltimore

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Top tips for renting a car in Baltimore

  • Because Baltimore is a short drive away from other states, you can visit several historical and cultural attractions while you are on vacation -- if you rent a car, that is. Renting a car will make it easy to drive into Washington, D.C. to visit the White House and presidential monuments. When weather permits, you can also visit several beaches on the coast of the Mid-Atlantic including Chesapeake Beach and Ocean Beach.
  • Baltimore is within close proximity of the nation’s capital. The Baltimore/Washington International Airport services all of Maryland, D.C., and Virginia. It offers an array of services to customers, including a number of options for car hires. For your convenience, all of the hire car companies are in the same place at the airport. Once you land and claim your bags, simply catch the shuttle to the hire car center.
  • When you are driving around Baltimore, be aware of traffic light cameras. Many traffic lights are equipped with cameras to catch drivers who are speeding or driving recklessly. Because you don’t want to leave Baltimore with a ticket, you’ll want to drive cautiously and carefully.
  • Baltimoreans have to deal with traffic jams which can lead to long commutes. So, during your vacation, you’ll want to choose to travel in areas and around the times that roads are less congested. Some of the heaviest traffic takes place on Interstate 695, also known as the Beltway. Morning rush hour in Baltimore is busiest from 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. In the evening, rush hour starts at 4 p.m. and continues until around 6:30 p.m.
  • Book your rental car in Baltimore at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Baltimore

What is the most popular rental car in Baltimore?

Full-size (Toyota RAV4 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Baltimore.

What is the best rental car company in Baltimore?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Baltimore are Alamo (8.7, 6471 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 12894 reviews), and Avis (7.6, 2258 reviews).

How can I find car rentals near me in Baltimore?

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

How much does a Full-size car rental cost in Baltimore?

A Full-size car rental in Baltimore costs $138 per day, on average.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Baltimore?

Street parking is available in several business districts and both in and around Baltimore’s residential neighborhoods. For the purpose of parking, a small car might be ideal to rent in Baltimore, as it will make it easier to parallel park and get into tighter spaces. A heavier car might be preferred in the winter because of the snow, however.

What's the speed limit in Baltimore?

On the Beltway and other freeways, the speed limit in Baltimore is 65 miles per hour. On residential roads, the maximum speed limit is 25 mph. If driving around Baltimore in the winter months, be prepared to slow down to adjust to snowy roads or icy conditions.

How are gas prices in Baltimore?

Petrol prices in Baltimore varies considerably depending upon where you make your purchase. It can cost as low as $2.30 to as much as $2.70 per gallon for regular petrol. These prices are about average when compared to other cities in the United States. Expect to pay slightly more if you rent a car that requires premium petrol.

Where are the best places to park in Baltimore?

The Baltimore waterfront is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the region. From here you can walk to the aquarium, restaurants, museums and nightclubs. Street parking is possible at a fee for up to 4 hours. Additionally, there are numerous self-pay lots along the waterfront which are very economical. Several parking garages also provide convenient and easy parking such as Harbor Park Garage and Pier V Parking.