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Top tips for hiring a car in Massachusetts

  • You may wish to take the car you hire in Massachusetts into another U.S. state. Luckily, most Massachusetts car hire companies, including Budget, Avis, and Alamo allow drivers to take vehicles across state borders and even offer one-way car hires for an additional cost. Bear in mind that road rules can differ between states. If you drive through New Hampshire, you can also usually take your vehicle across the border into Canada.
  • If you're planning on hiring a car in Massachusetts in winter, be prepared for snowy conditions. Your Massachusetts car hire company should be able to provide winter tyres. The snowiest months are usually January and February, and occasionally there may be snow storms that make it inadvisable to drive. Sleet and heavy rainfall during this time of year can also affect driving conditions. Slow down when necessary, especially if the roads are slippery. Don't forget to remove snow and ice from your vehicle before you start driving.
  • If you're going to have younger passengers in your Massachusetts hire car, make sure you understand the rules regarding child restraints. Children who are under the age of eight or smaller than 57 inches must be in a child restraint appropriate for their height and weight. It must be federally approved in the United States, so it may be easier to book one with your Massachusetts car hire company, rather than bring your own.
  • Boston is by far the busiest city in Massachusetts, and you may prefer to park at the edge of the city and use public transportation when you visit. If you do choose to drive in the city, it's best to avoid the hours between 06:00 and 10:00 and 16:00 and 19:00. The roads around Fenway Park will also get very busy one Red Sox game days during the MLB season, while the area around TD Garden gets congested during the NBA and NHL season. If you're driving into these areas, check the schedule first.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Massachusetts for $90 or less
  • Book your rental car in Massachusetts at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Massachusetts are around 26% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Compact rental cars in Massachusetts are around 21% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Massachusetts

  • What is the most popular car hire in Massachusetts?

    Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Massachusetts.

  • What is the best car hire company in Massachusetts?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Massachusetts are Enterprise Rent-A-Car (8.6, 94 reviews), Hertz (7.6, 90 reviews), and Avis (7.3, 81 reviews).

  • How can I find car hires near me in Massachusetts?

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

  • Should I hire a car in Massachusetts?

    Hiring a car in Massachusetts is the easiest way to explore the state. If you're staying in Boston, you can visit Plymouth in less than an hour by car. Cape Cod is just under two hours from Boston by car but takes around 2h 30min using public transportation. Trains and buses in cities are usually readily available (though they can be overwhelming to first-time visitors) but between cities, a car is often the easiest option. You can find Massachusetts car hire companies at most airports, letting you enjoy the freedom your own vehicle allows from the very beginning of your trip.

  • What is driving like in Massachusetts?

    Driving in Massachusetts is very safe and outside of Boston, you'll generally find it quiet and comfortable. Roads will get a bit busier in cities and towns, but drivers are generally fairly relaxed. In Boston, it can be more overwhelming. You'll want to make sure you have your GPS or phone handy, as some roads aren't well-signed, and it will be much busier than other areas. The streets are also quite winding and narrow in some sections, and drivers of larger vehicles may feel restricted. But, if you avoid rush hour and plan out your route ahead of time, doing a small amount of driving in Boston will likely be simple.

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in Massachusetts?

    Most Massachusetts car hire companies will allow drivers aged 21 or older to drive their vehicles. You'll usually need to have held your licence for at least 12 months (consecutively) and drivers who are younger than 25 will usually need to pay a Young Driver's Fee. Younger drivers may wish to check locations in neighbouring states as some, such as New York, allow drivers aged 18 or older to hire a car.

Car rental locations in Massachusetts

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  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car hire locations in Massachusetts

    28 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in Massachusetts

    24 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in Massachusetts

    13 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in Massachusetts

    11 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car hire locations in Massachusetts

    5 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car hire locations in Massachusetts

    2 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car hire locations in Massachusetts

    2 Locations

  • vipcarsrec

    VIPCars Recommendation car hire locations in Massachusetts

    2 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car hire locations in Massachusetts

    1 Location

  • autoeurope

    AutoEurope car hire locations in Massachusetts

    1 Location

  • eaglerac

    Eagle Rent A Car car hire locations in Massachusetts

    1 Location

  • national

    National car hire locations in Massachusetts

    1 Location

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