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Portland Car Hire

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Pick-up location Portland
Rental locations 10
Airport locations 8

Portland car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (6,615 reviews)
1 location in Portland
Alamo
Locations in Portland
1001 Westbrook St
+1 844 370 3979
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Rated no. 2
Enterprise
8.5 Excellent (12,942 reviews)
2 locations in Portland
Enterprise
Locations in Portland
1 Marginal Way
+1 207 772 0030
1001 Westbrook St
+1 207 615 0030
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Rated no. 3
Avis
7.6 Good (2,267 reviews)
1 location in Portland
Avis
Locations in Portland
1001 Westbrook Street
+1 207 874 7500
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Rated no. 4
Budget
budget
7.4 Good (4,292 reviews)
1 location in Portland
Budget
Locations in Portland
1001 Westbrook Street
+1 207 874 7521
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Rated no. 5
Hertz
7.4 Good (3,957 reviews)
2 locations in Portland
Hertz
Locations in Portland
1001 Westbrook Street
+1 207 774 6391
202 Warren Ave Ste 300
+1 207 797 7156
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Rated no. 6
Dollar
7.3 Good (6,468 reviews)
1 location in Portland
Dollar
Locations in Portland
1001 Westbrook Street
+1 866 434 2226
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Rated no. 7
National
8.0 Excellent (893 reviews)
1 location in Portland
National
Locations in Portland
1001 Westbrook St
+1 844 370 3978
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Sunnycars
sunnycars
1 location in Portland
Sunnycars
Locations in Portland
Airport Parking Garage, Lower Level

Car hire locations in Portland

When to book a hire car in Portland

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Top tips for renting a car in Portland

  • There is so much to see and do on your visit to Portland, Maine. With a hire car you’ll be able to take scenic tours along the coast or drive from Portland to Freeport to admire the foliage and sandy beaches along the way. Additionally, with a hire car you can explore charming nearby towns around New England like Camden or New Port, Rhode Island.
  • Portland, ME provides easy access to many New England towns. At the Portland International Jetport, the hire car station is conveniently located next to the main terminal. You’ll simply have to walk a short distance to pick up your hire. Some hire agencies at this airport include Enterprise, Hertz, and Budget.
  • Driving in New England can be difficult to navigate because of its many islands. Consequently, you will need a strong GPS system to get around. When traveling in the winter months, note that snow and ice can slow down your travel considerably so give yourself plenty of extra travel time.
  • Rush hour in Portland peaks between about 7:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. in the morning. Afternoons are a little less predictable, with rush hour starting at about 3:30 p.m. and continuing through to 6 p.m. Because traffic can be so sporadic, you might want to check it on the internet or on your smartphone before leaving the hotel.
  • Book your rental car in Portland at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Portland

What is the cheapest hire car agency in Portland?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest hire cars were found at Dollar ($54/day), Alamo ($61/day) and Enterprise ($79/day).

What is the best hire car agency in Portland?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Portland are Alamo (8.7, 6615 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 12942 reviews), and Avis (7.6, 2267 reviews).

Which car hire agencies are at the airport: Logan Intl Airport (BOS)?

The only car hire company onsite at Logan Intl Airport is Hertz.

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: Logan Intl Airport (BOS)?

The only car hire company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Logan Intl Airport to off-airport locations is Hertz.

What is the cheapest car hire location in Portland?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Dollar 1001 Westbrook Street 04102 (5 kilometres from the city centre).

How can I find hire car agencies near me in Portland?

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

What type of car is recommended for driving in Portland?

If visiting here in the winter, you might want to consider a car with four-wheel drive to help you to better maneuver in the snow. Other times of the year, a convertible like a Jeep or Mazda Miata are ideal for cruising the beach. Better yet, with a sporty convertible you can better see the sights and enjoy the fresh breezes.

What's the speed limit in Portland?

When you’re on the highway driving to other cities in Maine, you can travel up to speeds of 75 miles per hour. However, when you are driving around the city, the maximum allowed speed limit is 55 mph on main roads and 25 mph in residential neighborhoods. Be sure to slow down to 15 mph when you are close to a school zone.

How are gas prices in Portland?

Petrol prices in Portland are usually about $2.80 for a gallon, which is lower than the national average in the United States. However, during the summer holidays (especially the 4th of July and Labor Day), petrol prices tend to increase all around Maine and throughout New England. If your travels are taking place during the holidays, plan your petrol station stops accordingly.

Where are the best places to park in Portland?

On-street, paid parking is pretty easily found all around the city, including downtown. However, it is important to note that metered parking is regularly enforced (there is a 2 hour maximum on spots). The city also owns a few parking garages and lots. A couple are in the center of town and close to tourist attractions like the Victoria Mansion or the Portland Museum of Art.