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Pick-up location Baltimore
Rental locations 29
Airport locations 2

Reviews and directory for self drive car rentals in Baltimore

Rated no. 1
Hertz
Best rated
7.5 Good (42 reviews)
3 locations in Baltimore
Hertz
Locations in Baltimore
1777 Reisterstown Road
+1 240 204 8325
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday
Sunday
401 West Pratt St.
+1 410 244 0278
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday
7416 New Ridge Road
+1 410 684 7900
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
  • 7.4
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
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
Enterprise
6.0 Okay (38 reviews)
14 locations in Baltimore
Enterprise
Locations in Baltimore
1307 Eastern Ave
+1 410 276 4850
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday10:00 - 15:00
1316-a Merritt Blvd.
+1 410 282 4211
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
1501 S Caton Ave
+1 410 646 0183
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
1627 E Joppa Rd
+1 410 663 7980
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday10:00 - 15:00
2630 Sisson Street
+1 410 889 3121
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday10:00 - 15:00
310 Reisterstown Rd
+1 410 585 1141
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
4 W University Pkwy
+1 410 889 3121
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday10:00 - 15:00
4838 Belair Rd
+1 410 488 0633
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
5201 York Rd
+1 410 433 4650
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
530 Light St
+1 410 246 6236
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
6115 Reisterstown Rd
+1 410 585 1141
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
6634 Security Blvd
+1 410 298 3332
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
6811 Harford Rd
+1 410 444 4393
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
6902 Eastern Ave
+1 410 282 4211
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 5.7
  • 6.4
  • 6.1
  • 5.7
  • 5.8
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
2.0 Mediocre
31 Jul 2020
Pros: They had no cars available and didn't notify me in advance.
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.
Rated no. 3
Avis
6.6 Good (7 reviews)
3 locations in Baltimore
Avis
Locations in Baltimore
101 West Fayette St (by Hotel Concierge)
+1 410 685 6405
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday08:00 - 13:00
4900 Boston Street
+1 410 633 0356
Monday07:30 - 19:00
Tuesday07:30 - 19:00
Wednesday07:30 - 19:00
Thursday07:30 - 19:00
Friday07:30 - 19:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00
8200 Perry Hall Boulevard (Parkville)
+1 410 933 0988
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
  • 6.6
  • 6.9
  • 6.6
  • 6.0
  • 6.9
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.
10.0 Excellent
28 Oct 2019
Pros: Drop was a breeze; excellent care
Cons: The check in process could be quicker, it took too long
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. 4
Budget
5.9 Okay (22 reviews)
3 locations in Baltimore
Budget
Locations in Baltimore
101 West Fayette Street
+1 410 528 5913
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday08:00 - 13:00
4900 Boston Street
+1 410 633 0433
Monday07:30 - 19:00
Tuesday07:30 - 19:00
Wednesday07:30 - 19:00
Thursday07:30 - 19:00
Friday07:30 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 15:00
8200 Perry Hall Boulevard
+1 410 931 2423
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
  • 5.5
  • 6.3
  • 6.2
  • 5.0
  • 5.7
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$400 what had happened. Still waiting for the refund on my charge card.
Cons: Your servive
Rated no. 5
NextCar
3.6 Mediocre (4 reviews)
4 locations in Baltimore
NextCar
Locations in Baltimore
101 East North Ave.
+1 410 661 2430
601 Dundalk Avenue
+1 410 633 3300
6800 Belair Rd.
+1 410 661 6565
6922 Liberty Road
+1 410 944 1038
  • 3.5
  • 4.5
  • 3.5
  • 3.0
  • 3.5
Recent reviews
5.2 Okay
29 Dec 2015
Pros: Car was not clean and had damage on exterior of car. Kind of embarrassing to drive. Made us walk through their garage in the cold dragging baggage with a baby rather than bringing car to us.
2.0 Mediocre
22 Sep 2018
EXTREMELY BAD EXPERIENCE.. WORST CAR RENTAL COMPANY
Pros: Absolutely NOTHING
Cons: Total Rip-off Waited for 2 hours then had to cancel because they wanted more money for made up charges. Pathetic Customer Service
4.0 Okay
30 Jul 2019
Cons: Was not good customer service I didn’t not even have a car I didn’t rent it they told me I didn’t reserve their at all and I was very upset
3.2 Mediocre
26 Jan 2020
Pros: Nothing. I just meet a fraudulent agent. I reserved everything online, and I bought full coverage as well. When I arrived at NextCar agent at Liberty road, Baltimore, the person told me that we can not give you the car unless you buy our personal full coverage ( the value was twice the typical one near 25$/day). They told me that I have to cancel the ones that I bought online. Officially they had no commitment to my online reservation.
Rated no. 6
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
1 location in Baltimore
Sunnycars
Locations in Baltimore
New Ridge Road 7434
117 travellers who rented a car in Baltimore gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.3

Car rental locations in or near 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 rentals. For your convenience, all of the rental car companies are in the same place at the airport. Once you land and claim your bags, simply catch the shuttle to the rental 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
  • Standard rental cars in Baltimore are around 49% cheaper than other car types, on average

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