Intermediate (Toyota RAV4 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Maine.
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Maine are Alamo (8.7, 112 reviews), Enterprise Rent-A-Car (8.3, 134 reviews), and Budget (8.1, 155 reviews).
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On average a car hire in Maine costs $1,898 per week ($271 per day).
On average a car hire in Maine costs $8,135 per month ($271 per day).
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.
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.
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.