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.
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.
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.
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire in Baltimore is Hertz (6.5, 128 reviews).
The average price of fuel in Baltimore is $6.96 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of uel costs between $84 and $111, depending on the car size.
Intermediate (Mazda CX-5 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Baltimore.
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An Intermediate car hire in Baltimore costs $162 per day, on average.
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8.0 Very Good
Pros:I was unaware that the rental car place would be closed for the return.
Cons:I believe the cleanliness of the vehicle was not up to par and that time needs to be taken to shampoo the interior. The seats were stained and the carpet could have been vacuumed. It did not feel at all comfortable. I believe the outside only was washed and that was it.
Pros:Value for the price and I even was able to keep for an extra day.
Cons:Nothing at this time.
Pros:The staff was friendly and the whole experience was quick and easy.
Pros:Nothing because i didn’t have a chance to get it
Pros:Yes nice service
8.0 Very Good
Pros:Check in/out was quick and efficient
Cons:Car was beat up for only having 24k miles and was not comfortable for a long voyage. We made the best of it.
Pros:Drop was a breeze; excellent care
Cons:The check in process could be quicker, it took too long
Pros:value for money; quick service.
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.
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.
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.
8.4 Very Good
Cons:I did have to interupt the attendant when I picked up the car. She was texting on her phone.
Pros:Staff were friendly. I was charged for gas even though I returned the car full tank.
Pros:Nothing was not given a vehicle.
Cons:Awareness that I needed a specific card in order to be able to rent a vehicle.
Cons:When I went to drop off the car in Aberdeen the staff was not nice and he said there is an extra charge of $50 for not dropping the car in Baltimore and when I tried to explain what the staff told me in Washington DC he said it is not my business pay the $50 or take the car to Baltimore. And I had to be pay extra $50.
Pros:Couldn’t beat the price for a last minute one way trip
Cons:Rental agent was not there when I arrived for my pickup. Called the number that was left on the desk and he was 15 minutes away. Car fuel tank was not full.
Pros:Friendly staff - no line, immediate service. Everything was explained and thorough. Saved a bunch of money vs. renting at BWI as we didn't have the airport-related fees, and the rate itself was much cheaper. Even with a few Ubers back and forth to make it happened, we probably saved $300 for a 12-day rental.
Cons:Facility isn't the nicest in the world, but it serves the purpose.
Cons:Booked car could not be pick up at the airport
Pros:Great rental. Courteous staff. Even got an upgrade.
Cons:Nothing. Everything was good.
Pros:The staff member who helped me was great - very professional and helpful.
Cons:The office was dirty and needed a lot of maintenance. The staff member who was helping me was wonderful but the rest of the staff were being loud and goofing off - making it difficult to hear and very distracting.
Pros:Nothing. I just meet a fraudulent agent. I reserved everything online, and I bought full coverage as well. When I arrived at NextCar agent at Liberty road, Baltimore, the person told me that we can not give you the car unless you buy our personal full coverage ( the value was twice the typical one near 25$/day). They told me that I have to cancel the ones that I bought online. Officially they had no commitment to my online reservation.
Pros:Although the car was small I was able to fit my bike and golf clubs in the back.
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!
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.
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.
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.