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Pick-up location Seattle
Rental locations 49
Airport locations 15

Reviews and directory for self drive car rentals in Seattle

Rated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.0 Excellent (141 reviews)
8 locations in Seattle
Enterprise
Locations in Seattle
11717 Lake City Way Ne
+1 206 364 3127
1601 3rd Ave
+1 206 382 1051
1605 Boylston Ave
+1 206 323 0109
331 Nw 85th St
+1 206 783 5565
3711 Rainier Ave S
+1 206 487 4993
5715 Roosevelt Way Ne
+1 206 729 4580
6313 35th Ave Sw
+1 206 933 1750
6520 4th Ave S
+1 206 723 1959
  • 8.0
  • 8.1
  • 8.2
  • 7.8
  • 8.0
Recent reviews
8.4 Excellent
4 May 2017
Friendly staff - Smooth ride
Pros: Cleanliness of car, friendliness and service mindset of customer rep
Cons: N/A
10.0 Excellent
18 May 2017
Pros: Great customer service and great deal.
6.0 Good
24 Feb 2019
Pros: Kind staff
Cons: Dropp off got a little delayed do to lack of communication
10.0 Excellent
9 Sep 2016
Professional staff
Pros: Mgr Julie was very professional and generous, gave me a free upgrade, love you for that
6.0 Good
26 Sep 2016
Any detail of rental car fee
Pros: I have not received any detail of rental car fee. When I booked on the Internet, it was only 96$ for two days. I picked up the car and the fee was 114$. But my credit car showed that the fee was 154$. So I need the detail of fee. Thank you.
6.4 Good
28 Sep 2016
Picking up away from the airport to save money
Pros: We chose to take a half hour uber ride to pick up our car in order to save some money. Here is what I learned: At a more remote site, despite being promised a small four-door car, all they had were pick- up trucks and a fiat. There would have been many more choices at the airport. We started with the fiat and had to go back and swap the next day because the storage area in a fiat will accommodate a toothbrush and not much more. They tried to charge me for an upgrade, but backed down very easily without me getting angry, and we drove a very comfortable minivan for the duration of our trip.
10.0 Excellent
25 Oct 2016
Great Service
Pros: Adam and Julie were very professional and courteous!
Cons: all good, no complaints
10.0 Excellent
29 Oct 2016
Great service
Pros: Fast pickup and great service
9.2 Excellent
14 Nov 2016
Brand new Cadillac! What's not to love?!
Pros: The car was awesome! Returning it was simple.
Cons: The car I reserved wasn't available. I hear this is a typical... So for $200+ we got a car that day instead of returning another day.
10.0 Excellent
4 Feb 2017
Great Experience
Pros: Good price, friendly and helpful staff. The car was as advertized.
Cons: Nothing
Rated no. 2
Dollar
7.7 Good (391 reviews)
2 locations in Seattle
Dollar
Locations in Seattle
1900 Boren Ave
+1 206 381 1323
3150 S 160th St
+1 206 433 5825
  • 7.5
  • 8.2
  • 8.0
  • 7.7
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
17 Feb 2016
Great customer service, great car!
Pros: We were so stoked to get a Subaru Impreza! The staff that helped us when we picked up our car at 1 AM at Sea-Tac were so friendly and sweet, as were the staff who helped us when we dropped the car off. The process was super quick and easy, will 100% rent with Dollar in the future.
10.0 Excellent
2 Nov 2016
Cons: The person at the counter telling me that all damages to the car will be charged to my credit card and the insurance I purchased on line is not good
5.2 Okay
30 Dec 2016
Pros: Price paid for the car
Cons: The insurance cost made up 2/3rds of the rental!
8.0 Excellent
10 Feb 2017
Dollar automobile rental Seattle Airport
Pros: Car was ready on time. Paper work pretty quick
Cons: The agent tried to upsell another auto and quoted daily rates rather the the price for the rental period. Thus, it appear like a good deal for a few dollars...later, when the total cost is presented...all the charges are increased...including the taxes and fees.
8.4 Excellent
2 Mar 2017
Great rental
Pros: Very roomy rental-we got the Kia Soul, and surprisingly, it was a very nice and comfortable ride. It was clean and easy to drive.
Cons: Didn't like the fact that parking around Seattle was ridiculous, but that's not the rental company's fault.haha
8.4 Excellent
26 May 2017
Pros: Friendly staff and a good car for the rental price.
Cons: The check in counter was understaffed and the wait was longer than I would have liked (25+ minutes).
4.0 Okay
21 Jun 2017
Not the best experience
Pros: Car rental places at the Seattle airport are always easy to get to, and well marked.
Cons: Dollar representatives at the counter are on the rude side when you decline insurance, and advise you will fill up with gas. I've rented from them 3 times in the last month and I always have to ask them to repeat themselves, due to mumbling and talking quietly. On one return I was told there was damage to the car - I inspected it with the return agent who then I said I did not have damage and walked off. A month later I got a bill in the mail - communication is poor and not real friendly.
5.2 Okay
26 Jul 2017
Not what I reserved
Pros: Clean vehicle minus the water spots. Easy drop off.
Cons: After a two hour delayed flight I got to the SeaTac Dollar counter at a quarter to ten and they did not have the class of car I reserved, at all. They bumped me up to the next size and made me pay the difference which was considerably more than I had budgeted. The clerk spoke decent English but had such a thick accent it was frustrating trying to get anywhere close to understanding what he was explaining about the company policies. I also could not get an answer as to why I signed up and was billed for the collision insurance when I made my reservation but had no confirmation email or record through them. This was my first rental and I had a few other follow up questions, so as not to incur any other costs. The clerk rushed over the details and made gestures at the small print on the paperwork and made me feel like an idiot. I will never give my business to Dollar again.
7.6 Good
14 Aug 2017
Thorn causes huge expense
Pros: Easy to pick up & return. Clean.
Cons: Paid more than the quote i was given when i reserved on KAYAK. We had a slow leak in a tire from a big thorn. Called & told we were responsible for repair. Took to Subaru dealership. Tire couldn't be repaired, had to replace. Spent over $250. Talked to office upon return - told we would hear from them about submitting claim for some reimbursement for brand new tire. We've heard nothing in a week & were charged fully for vehicle.
9.2 Excellent
15 Aug 2017
Cons: Rental rates for Seattle at this time of year are very high compared to other cities.
Rated no. 3
E-Z Rent-A-Car
6.6 Good (119 reviews)
1 location in Seattle
E-Z Rent-A-Car
Locations in Seattle
3150 S 160th St
+1 206 444 4974
  • 6.6
  • 7.0
  • 6.9
  • 6.1
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
4 Dec 2015
Pros: I got an orange mustang!! It was awesome!
2.0 Mediocre
25 Oct 2018
Pros: Easy to find Directions to location were clear
Cons: I was not clearly advised on the gas refill policy. I had asked very clearly if I fill up the tank the extra charge for gas would only be to top off the tank. I was NOT advised to bring the car back on empty...Thank you for the 43.00 charge on a 61 dollar car rental
2.0 Mediocre
15 Oct 2015
I never got the cae
Pros: Secret charges I did not know about !! They need to be way more clear!
2.0 Mediocre
16 Oct 2015
Rude Counter Agent
Pros: Nothing
Cons: The reservation expired because the time it took to get from the airport to the counter was unavoidably extended. The counter agent told us the reservation expired and then told us we should have arrived to the counter on time and then tried to up-sell us a larger and more expensive car. We moved on to the Alamo counter and were very happy with the service and price we received. I would not use Kayak or E-Z Rent-A-Car again.
7.6 Good
17 Oct 2015
Excellent Customer Service; Smoky car
Pros: Our rental agent was amazing in Seattle! She was quick, efficient, did not try to hard sell additional insurance. In addition, she was kind, professional and had excellent customer service skills.
Cons: We picked up the car around 9:00 pm, and the car was parked in a dark area of the garage. I did a walk around inspection and the car looked great, with a few minor scratches. I did not think to check the interior. The interior was clean, but the front seats were really stained and there was a burn mark from a cigarette on the driver's seat. We were also missing a floor mat on the passenger side. But, the worst part was the awful cigarette smoke smell. It was so bad that we often drove with the windows open. My rating reflects the smell; and I will always check the interior before driving away!
4.8 Okay
18 Oct 2015
Overpriced gas, complicated pick up
Cons: Gas was $6 a gallon upon return, which is standard for rentals, but still terrible. The pick up process was not streamlined, a lot of "give this person this paper", which they didn't need. The companies have computers, use them.
3.6 Mediocre
19 Oct 2015
Cons: The first car they gave me clearly had mechanical problems. Also, the attendant did not check the physical condition of the exterior of the car with me. When I came in to return the poorly functioning car for another, I asked for my discount rate (via Kayak) and the woman at the counter said the computer automatically changes it to the full rate when exchanging a vehicle. I insisted on my original rate since the car was performing badly, and I waited around for another 20 minutes while they tried to override the function in the system. I did get a decent car eventually, but it smelled like cigarette smoke. I probably won't risk using them again.
8.8 Excellent
20 Oct 2015
Not Bad
Pros: Love the Mini Van
Cons: It was some what dirty when I picked it up
10.0 Excellent
22 Oct 2015
Low cost and efficient
Pros: Clean and well maintain vehicle.
4.0 Okay
26 Oct 2015
Cons: Another bait and switch. Charge was 40 more than quote
Rated no. 4
Payless
6.2 Good (256 reviews)
1 location in Seattle
Payless
Locations in Seattle
3150 S 160th Street
+1 206 496 1174
  • 5.9
  • 6.5
  • 6.6
  • 5.8
  • 6.1
Recent reviews
4.4 Okay
19 Oct 2015
Car was smaller than ordered, but OK. Main gripe i
Pros: Easy location, as all airport hires in SEA are.
Cons: Not showing what I'd actually be paying... Excessive insurance and fees...
6.0 Good
2 Nov 2015
Pros: Easy to drop off and pick up.
Cons: Did not get the car that I thought I was getting when I booked the rental.
5.6 Okay
30 Aug 2016
Stressful+Poor service = Not renting from Payless
Pros: Car was clean -- so good. Guys not at the counter are great -- the ones giving you your keys and are there when you drop off the car.
Cons: Employee at counter will try to sell you all kinds of insurance -- know your stuff before going in. They will actively manipulate you with negative statements about your insurance. They will not use price points but continually try to upgrade you or sell you things you don't need. It was NOT an easy pick up.
2.0 Mediocre
19 Oct 2016
No cars, no service
Cons: They didn't have any cars and were basically trying to hide that information from all of us. Eventually they walked me over to the Thrifty counter and implied that they would give me a car at the same rate. Hot that did not happen. Extremely unprofessional and so frustrating.
10.0 Excellent
26 Oct 2016
Easy in Seattle
Pros: They had the car I reserved despite my arriving late in the day. A big plus in my book! All the other budget car rental places I have used in the past have not had what I requested and "upgraded" me to a mini van (not an upgrade in my opinion) or I could pay more for a mid-size vehicle. The whole process with Payless was easy and quick with friendly service. The car was clean and ran well. I'll use them again. Helpful hint when renting in Seattle.....ask about Toll Fees!
6.0 Good
16 Nov 2016
Cons: all the hidden charges..It ended up costing $300 instead of the quoted $143!!
2.0 Mediocre
8 Dec 2016
Bait and switch!
Cons: Guys booked out excellent price but no cars for three hours. They blamed it on kayak/priceline
4.0 Okay
17 Jan 2017
Tried to cheat me
Cons: The man at the counter there tried 3 times to get me to pay a much higher price than the online reservation I had. Finally after waiting around and letting him wait on other customers he honored the online price.
2.0 Mediocre
13 Sep 2017
Cons: Agent at counter said that my reservation was too new and wouldn't hit their system for a few hours. Said they didn't have my car but offered some other options. Unfortunately they were twice the price of what I booked. I found a much better deal at another company.
2.0 Mediocre
30 Oct 2017
Do not rent from Payless on CarRentals.com via KAYAK
Pros: Nothing
Cons: SUMMARY: All bad: KAYAK, CarRentals.com, Payless and Fox Just before leaving on my trip, I reserved a last minute car rental, and received a confirmation from CarRentals.com, the site that KAYAK referred me to for the reservation. CarRentals.com emailed me a confirmation code with correct dates, times, price and car details. On arriving in the Seattle airport car rental facility, I went to the Payless counter to pick up the vehicle and was told that the did not have a car for me. I informed them that I had a confirmation code but was told that CarRentals.com does not know how many cars the Payless location has available so the confirmation is worthless. Payless then referred me to Fox, who did have a car, but whose rental policies ended up having a ton of hidden fees, so it was not a good deal in the end. I advise against using KAYAK, because they referred me to CarRentals.com. I highly advise against using CarRentals.com because they not only confirmed a reservation that was incorrect, but also apparently signed me up AND CHARGED MY CARD for travel insurance that I did not want/need - it's possible that I accidentally left a box checked, but I did not have to fill out any additional information for the insurance, so it must have been in the fine print somewhere - and since I did not even get the car (or get charged for it), the insurance should have been cancelled too, because there was nothing to insure.
Rated no. 5
Fox
5.3 Okay (419 reviews)
1 location in Seattle
Fox
Locations in Seattle
3150 South 160th Street
+1 206 858 9690
  • 5.0
  • 5.9
  • 5.8
  • 4.7
  • 5.3
Recent reviews
7.6 Good
21 Oct 2015
Pros: Dropping the car off was great. Didn't really have to do too much.
Cons: I didn't like the fact that you did not tell me about the deposit. So I had to use a different card to begin with. When I brought the car back we were able to put it on the card I wanted it on, but I had to wait a day to get my money back from the card I used to begin with.
5.6 Okay
22 Aug 2016
Pickup took 1h+
Pros: The car was nice and dropoff was pretty easy and quick
Cons: We waited at least 1 hour to pickup the car. I had to change an appointment because they took so long, and so did several other people in line. There were 2 employees working, and 3 empty computer terminals that could have been used, even though reservations specify when rentals will be picked up. The company knew there would be that many people. Once I completed paperwork I wasn't given any instruction on where to go to find the car, so I had to prompt the employee to tell me what to do. Then I had to ask another employee where I could find the keys to the car. Next time I'll happily pay more to avoid such a pickup mess.
2.0 Mediocre
17 Dec 2018
Fox is practicing a bait & switch tactic! What a scam!
Pros: NOTHING!!! This is criminal activity not a business! We do not support fraudulent business practices. I will be sharing information we experienced with Fox auto rental and Kayak should consider the impact of associating with fraudulent service providers/vendors.
Cons: When asked, "So this is a bait & switch tactic? Fox never intended to honor the reservation we made online?" the desk clerks flatly admitted this is how Fox does business. There was no opportunity to adjust the pick-up/drop off time, (noon was only option) of our "reservation" made through your /fox web site. Fox promptly cancels any reservation that is not completed "on time" forcing the customer to accept the "best available alternative" which in our case was more than double the original quoted price. We did not rent a car from Fox & we never will!
5.2 Okay
13 Feb 2019
Cons: I was talked into upgrading because of the weather but ended up paying double the amount of what I originally made the reservation for. And the upgraded car really wasnt needed after all. Would have been fine with my original choice.
5.6 Okay
17 May 2019
Pros: Car was new and clean. Dropoff was very easy.
Cons: Pickup was chaotic. All extra costs will add up and the rental car wasn't worth the money that we paid. Employees will try to sell all extra services, which are useless.
2.0 Mediocre
30 May 2019
Cons: They did not have any cars to rent.
5.6 Okay
12 Jul 2019
Pros: Drop off was easy
Cons: pick up took much much longer and was less professional than other rental car companies I’ve used in the past. The car was more beat up than other rental car companies I’ve used in the past (missing gas cap, scratches and dents on bumpers, crooked license plate, etc).
4.0 Okay
20 Aug 2019
Pros: The staff were friendly but they did not have the car I reserved. They sent me to Dollar, which supposedly "has no line" and got the same deal as was promised by FOX. Dollar did in fact have a line, so I waited first in Fox's line, then in Dollar's. At least Dollar had the car I reserved.
Cons: They could have actually had the car I reserved.
7.2 Good
22 Aug 2019
Pros: Great vehicle. Kind staff.
Cons: It took half an hour of standing in line to get to the front. I was asked information I had already given when making my reservation. It seems that the process was redundant and could have been streamlined to save time.
2.0 Mediocre
4 Sep 2019
Pros: There were no cars available. Had to take a Lyft instead to make it to a wedding. Never rented the car. Would like a refund.
Cons: Cars being available
Rated no. 6
Hertz
5.3 Okay (314 reviews)
8 locations in Seattle
Hertz
Locations in Seattle
14333 Aurora Ave N. Ste 3
+1 206 361 5767
14500 1st Avenue South
+1 206 243 2026
1501 8th Avenue
+1 206 903 6260
3150 S 160th Street, Suite 510
+1 206 277 2300
3711 Rainier Avenue South
+1 206 725 0444
7001 Perimeter Rd S Suite 101
+1 206 763 0995
7277 Perimeter Road
+1 206 763 0995
925 Westlake Ave North
+1 206 213 8572
  • 5.0
  • 5.8
  • 5.7
  • 4.6
  • 5.2
Recent reviews
7.6 Good
29 Apr 2016
Excellent car and good value for money
Pros: Car was spacious and very good for the one way drive to Seattle and San Francisco. Pick up point difficult to find and even the Seattle head office was struggling to locate it on their system.
Cons: I wanted to drop of the car near my hotel near my hotel in San Francisco (Westin on Union Square). The car was booked via internet (Kayak) and the airport in San Francisco was the designated drop off point. Despite several phone calls I could not get clear indication if I could drop the car off near the hotel. When I arrived in the hotel I noticed the next morning a Hertz office in the hotel and after enquiry could leave the car near the hotel without additional charges. I had to pay the hotel $ 60 for overnight charges which I would avoided if I would have been getting the advise I needed earlier.
2.0 Mediocre
2 Jun 2016
Cons: When I arrived at the "SeaTac" Airport Rental Car building, I was told that my reservation was not at that facility but one further away. They took care of me but it took a lot of work and hassle. I will never, I repeat, never rent through Kayak again.
2.0 Mediocre
24 Jul 2016
The price was $350.00 at pick was $950.00 at anoth
Cons: I rented a vehicle for one week at $350.00 to be picked up at the airport when I got there the price was $950.00 to be picked up at another location. I will not trust your website again.
2.0 Mediocre
25 Jul 2016
No Car Available
Cons: I never got vehicle. Location was closed and then drove to airport that had none available
5.6 Okay
25 Jul 2016
Unavailable Car
Cons: The Hertz location at BFI in Seattle does not provide cars to rent, nor are they open on the hours posted. Pick-up scheduled for 8am. Nobody at the location until 8:50am. Then told there was not a car available to rent. Then told if I wanted to rent a car (After being told there were no cars available), it would cost much more than the reserved price. Asked for manager and was told there wasn't a manager. The location was a complete disaster. Will likely rent elsewhere before choosing Hertz again. Do not rent from Hertz at BFI in Seattle.
2.0 Mediocre
26 Jul 2016
Dead end
Cons: Hertz confirmed a reservation for a closed location. Didn'the find out about the closure until I tried to arrange a pick up from our hotel and couldn'the get ahold of the location. When I went to the Hertz site to confirm the location number I found out it was closed. Called Hertz and they rebooted the reservation for more money, refused to honor the first Reservation. Finally cancalled with Hertz. Enterprise rental went great.
2.0 Mediocre
26 Jul 2016
Terrible doesn't even come close.
Pros: Nothing.
Cons: Hertz location was closed even though it was supposed to be a 24 location. Had to take a 75 dollar taxi to another location, where they wouldn't help us. Oh they were willing to rent us a car, for $200 more. What a joke. No help at all. Told us we were out of luck. We went to another car rental and got a car.
3.6 Mediocre
27 Jul 2016
Cons: The pickup location was closed and it took 2hrs on the phone with customer service to get a car. The car that was obtained was dirty, had bald tires and was eventually exchanged in Portland which took another two hours.
2.0 Mediocre
30 Jul 2016
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Please see my email feedback regarding inaccurate prices, poor customer service and an overall poor experience. I will do my best to never rent from Hertz again.
5.2 Okay
4 Aug 2016
Not the airport hertz
Cons: I searched for cars at Seattle-Tacoma airport, when I rented the car it said seatac , but when I took the airport shuttle to hertz the rental was for another hertz. It was 5 am, I had three young kids with me so taking a taxi to the correct hertz wasn't an option. I had to pay much more. There are a ton of sites to rent cars, if your site can't accurately do the job I won't use it again
Rated no. 7
Alamo
8.6 Excellent (55 reviews)
1 location in Seattle
Alamo
Locations in Seattle
1601 3rd Ave
+1 888 826 6893
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.4
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
1 Sep 2016
Easy & Simple!
Pros: Very simple pick up and drop off after hours with flexible return hours!
8.4 Excellent
12 Oct 2016
Good customer service
Pros: Dennis Zapata stayed late to process our rental even though the office was closed and Anna Edwards responded quickly and generously to an issue with the cleanliness of the vehicle.
Cons: Info on office door showed it was open to 7 but it closed at 6!
5.2 Okay
17 Aug 2017
efficient pickup/dropoff but dirty car
Pros: drop off at YVR very efficient
Cons: car was not clean
10.0 Excellent
11 May 2018
Pros: loved the upgrade at alamo
9.6 Excellent
12 Nov 2015
Pros: The customer service was outstanding. I thoroughly appreciated the quality of personnel.
10.0 Excellent
7 Dec 2015
Pros: HAD A BLAST WITH THE CHARGER RENTAL, DEFINITELY WILL CONSIDER UPGRADES MORE OFTEN IN FUTURE!
4.0 Okay
4 May 2016
bad car, unexplained charges
Cons: The car was awful to drive, uncomfortable seat, awkward steering wheel positioning, the auxiliary audio input didn't work, it doesn't have cruise control, the steering was loose and not very responsive; I know it was a compact car but I've driven other compact/economy cars that were so much better than this one. The pick up was fine, good customer service and I was in and out fairly quickly. The drop off not so much, the customer service person was not friendly, I handed her the keys and she looked at me like "what are you still doing here"? Then she asked me if I wanted a receipt and I said "Yes please". She didn't speak another word to me and then typed up the receipt and handed it to me, no eye contact, no words. The receipt was for around $83 which was the estimated total cost when I reserved the car so that was nice. But then the next day I got another charge for $24.01 with no explanation, no e-mail, no phone call, no nothing. What was this charge for?! The car had more gas in it when I dropped it off than it did when I picked it up. The car was clean, I even picked up some trash that was in it before I picked it up. There was no damage, I returned it hours earlier than I needed to. This was a terrible experience and I will never use Alamo again.
7.6 Good
30 Jun 2016
go to alamo
Pros: location - downtown seattle
Cons: returning the car after office hour is a hassle. No instruction was given.
10.0 Excellent
12 Sep 2016
Cons: Nothing - it was great!
10.0 Excellent
15 Oct 2016
Simple drop off
Pros: Quick and simple service. Took less than 5 minutes!!
Rated no. 8
Budget
7.4 Good (85 reviews)
7 locations in Seattle
Budget
Locations in Seattle
100 4th Avenue North
+1 206 441 5226
1011 Pike Street
+1 206 623 5795
1919 5th Avenue
+1 206 239 9888
2724 4th Avenue South
+1 206 682 1239
3150 South 160th Street
+1 206 444 7510
6000 Roosevelt Way Northeast
+1 206 525 2534
801 4th Avenue
+1 206 682 8989
  • 7.0
  • 7.7
  • 8.0
  • 7.4
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
8.4 Excellent
19 Oct 2015
Good friendly service
Pros: Fast and efficient check-in
Cons: The car was good value, but not very comfortable
10.0 Excellent
25 Jul 2017
Excellent 8.6
Pros: Fast efficient pick up of the car. Efficient friendly drop off. Car spotless.
Cons: The website said the car would fit 4 bags but this was not the case. Luckily we had family also meeting us or it would have been very awkward.
9.6 Excellent
17 Aug 2016
Pros: Friendly staff, ease of pickup/ drop off, loved that the Jetta was an option to drive
6.0 Good
2 Sep 2016
Pros: Easy check in and check out
Cons: The car needed alignment
6.4 Good
8 Sep 2016
Hidden fees out the wazoo
Pros: Pretty fast service.
Cons: A $23 booking turns into $142. Many line items that don't make sense. Simple addition of all line items is less than the total.
10.0 Excellent
8 Oct 2016
Pros: Nice van and clean
4.8 Okay
19 Oct 2016
Fuel Penalty
Pros: I can’t believe that you can charge $55 for the rental of a car but charge $77 for four gallons of gas? You actually charged me more to fill the car up than to rent it? Amazing, that’s almost robbery and I will never rent from budget again!
10.0 Excellent
26 Nov 2016
How much is it????
Pros: I liked how easy it was to get a decent price on a rental car at the last minute. When we first walked up to the counter to rent the car the lady at the counter told us that it was going to be over $200 to drive one way from Seattle to Spokane. I thought to myself there has to be a cheaper rental. So I got on my handy-dandy cell phone and looked up cheap car rentals. Thank God for kayak.com. using the service saved me about $100.
Cons: What is there not to like? Saving money is always good.
10.0 Excellent
30 Nov 2016
Very satisfied with one-way rental to Seattle.
Pros: Joey Colombo in Medford was terrific!
8.0 Excellent
13 Jan 2017
Cons: I booked on Kayak and printed out my confirmation sheet with the total being $48.15 for one day rental. When I left the counter at Seattle the total was much higher without changing any part of the reservation. The new total was $95.26. I was in a hurry and didn't have my eye glasses to dispute it. After searching for my car which was under an AVIS sign (apparently you had to know they are all one company) which was frustrating I got in the car to find out the fuel tank was half full with gas. I stopped at the counter and the person reprinted my rental agreement indicating that and he told me to return the car with a half tank of gas. The next day I realized that I would be late returning the car so I stopped by the budget rental and the lady rebooked me for another day instead of extending this reservation. It was cheaper and she quoted me at $48 dollars. When I got the final bill on my statement the total was $197.93 almost double as I was told or my reservation has. I learned that Budget has hidden costs and not to assume that your original agreement is valid.
Rated no. 9
National
9.0 Excellent (6 reviews)
1 location in Seattle
National
Locations in Seattle
1601 3rd Ave
+1 888 826 6890
  • 9.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 8.3
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
6.8 Good
25 Dec 2015
Pros: The car was excellent but not at the airport where I expected it to be. I had to pay for a cab ($40) to get downtown and get stuck in horrible Seattle traffic leaving the rental center. The people at National were great and helpful but the entire experience should have been better
10.0 Excellent
17 Jul 2016
Pros: All of the staff seemed to enjoy working there and were very thoughtful of the needs of the customers, pointing out where I could find a bathroom and a good place to wait for my ride.
10.0 Excellent
3 Aug 2017
Pros: Rep gave an upgrade while picking up vehicle.
Cons: Off site dropoff for airport but that is not the fault of National.
8.8 Excellent
20 Dec 2017
Cons: The procedure is very easy and staff who helped me is very friendly. And I drop the car off after hour with no staff on site, it’s very convenient.
9.6 Excellent
30 Jun 2018
Pros: We were given a free upgrade at the initiation of the agent.
Cons: It was a little confusing to get to the garage where the cars were located.
8.8 Excellent
11 Jul 2018
Rental went very smoothly
Pros: Easy pick up in Seattle Downtown, car was available and ready for me when I arrived. Car was in proper condition with full tank of gas. Price paid was price quoted online.
Cons: Rental was one of the lowest I could find, but still was over $100/day for 2 days.
Rated no. 10
Avis
6.2 Good (29 reviews)
6 locations in Seattle
Avis
Locations in Seattle
100 4th Avenue North, Suite 150
+1 206 441 5668
1011 Pike Street
+1 206 223 3499
1919 5th Avenue
+1 206 448 1700
2724 4th Avenue South
+1 206 682 7029
3150 South 160th Street
+1 206 433 5231
6000 Roosevelt Way Northeast
+1 206 517 5415
  • 6.0
  • 7.2
  • 6.7
  • 5.4
  • 5.7
Recent reviews
5.6 Okay
1 Jul 2017
Pros: Ability to return the car to a different location than initially reserved
Cons: "Premium" didn't seem to be an actual category when I arrived to pick up my rental. I was asked how many were in my group and then offered a camaro. When I asked for a four door sedan I was told a charger was expected within 2 hours. I chose an SUV which was okay but not what I reserved. The description of a premium car was a Chrysler 300 or similar when I booked. It was clear this was not an option when I arrived.
8.0 Excellent
26 Jul 2017
Needs more staff
Pros: Great car. Glad the provided explanation about tolls.
Cons: Picking up the care took close to an hour because the line was long and there were not enough people on staff to move through it quickly. I also tried calling the drop off location a few times to see if a slight extension was acceptable, but no one ever answered the phone.
2.0 Mediocre
22 Jul 2018
I was told the pick up was at sea tac it was not had to go to Seattle
Pros: Nothing
Cons: It cost me $ 50 to take a cab to Seattle and go an hour out of my way. I will never use this service again I had only 2 days to spend with my grandkids. Horrible to be given the wrong info especially when I. Allied ahead to make sure the 5th street location was at the airport. I was told at Sea Tac I could not get a car there it would be $100 per day and only a convertable or truck would be available. Very upsetting .
2.0 Mediocre
12 Aug 2018
poor service
Cons: I showed up at 5:10 at the downtown Seattle rental office, which I didn't realize closed at 5:00. The door was locked and the clerk shook his head "no". I called Avis to see if we could instead pick up a car at the airport. They said, yes, but the price was now almost double what they quoted. I said I would then prefer to pick up the car the next morning when the downtown office opened. The representative said there would no longer be a car at that location. I cancelled the reservation.
2.0 Mediocre
17 Aug 2018
Wrong location
Cons: I was unable to get the vehicle with Avis. When I submitted the search on your site, I entered SeaTac in the search criteria before selecting Avis. However, the Avis location where my reservation was ended up being in downtown Seattle. I was left with no vehicle for my family and luggage at the airport and had to make a last minute purchase with Hertz instead. I ended up paying nearly twice as much as my original reservation and left the airport hours later, since it was last minute and Avis and most other vendors were out of cars.
8.0 Excellent
26 Aug 2018
Pros: Front desk was quick to answer questions.
Cons: Car could have been pulled up and ready since it was scheduled for a particular time. It was not.
4.8 Okay
13 Oct 2016
Cons: Poor customer service and support. Overcharged by double the original quote
10.0 Excellent
22 Aug 2016
Rent here- fast service!
Pros: Cancelled my reservation at Fox after standing in line for 45 minutes and not moving. Avis was fast and easy!
10.0 Excellent
24 Feb 2017
Pros: Fast service
2.0 Mediocre
14 Mar 2017
Pros: I reserved a car, according Avis description, "4 doors and 5 passengers". In Seattle I was given a Smart-2 door and 2 seats car. After I asked for a car with a back seat, I was told it is my fault- "next time you should reserve a bigger car!". Took an argument to get a car with a back seat. Maybe I should have had my kids going in the trunk?
Rated no. 11
Europcar
europcar
5.2 Okay (1 review)
1 location in Seattle
Europcar
Locations in Seattle
** Please Go To E-z Counter **
+1 206 444 4974
  • 2.0
  • 8.0
  • 6.0
  • 8.0
  • 2.0
Recent reviews
5.2 Okay
4 Jan 2017
Deposit still not returned, charged extra on car p
Pros: Fast pick up and drop off.
Cons: I was charged extra $122 in taxes and fees even though my rental agreement with Eurocar said "due at the counter 0" Dropped off car 20 days ago and still didn't get my deposit as well as 1 day refund as I returned the car earlier
Eagle Rent A Car
eaglerac
3 locations in Seattle
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in Seattle
13809 1st Avenue South
2100 Alaskan Way
Seattle airport
From ₹ 2,289/day
Sixt
Cheapest deal
Most popular
3 locations in Seattle
Sixt
Locations in Seattle
1521 2nd Avenue, Unit R2
+1 206 508 0040
3150 South 160th Street
+1 206 454 8255
808 Howell St
+1 206 508 0040
Sunnycars
sunnycars
2 locations in Seattle
Sunnycars
Locations in Seattle
1601 3rd Avenue
3150 S 160th Street Ste 507
Advantage
advantage
1 location in Seattle
Advantage
Locations in Seattle
SEATTLE-TACOMA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
(800) 777-5500
Apollo Car Rentals
apollo
1 location in Seattle
Apollo Car Rentals
Locations in Seattle
104 - 134 Street South
Flight Car
flightcarad
1 location in Seattle
Flight Car
Locations in Seattle
Seattle airport
+1 844 435 8227
keddy by Europcar
keddy
1 location in Seattle
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Seattle
3150 S.160th Street, Seattle
+1 206 444 4974
1816 travellers who rented a car in Seattle gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.5

Self drive car rental locations in Seattle

Good to know

Most popular agency Economy Rent a Car
Most popular car type Economy
Average price ₹ 6,659/day
Good deal ₹ 6,537/day

When to book a hire car in Seattle

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches
-1 day
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Top tips for renting a car in Seattle

  • Ready to rent a car on your trip to Seattle? Save time and avoid public transport by renting a car that will give you the complete freedom to explore this exciting West Coast city. As it’s flanked by water and is home to mountains, the Cascade and Olympic, as well as lush forests and parkland, Seattle’s unique location and great roads offer its visitors outstanding scenic views as soon as you jump in your car.
  • A good place to pick up your rental car is at the Seattle–Tacoma International Airport. If you’re flying into Seattle, the city center is only a 13-mile drive away. Once you land, finding the car rental office is a breeze. You can use the 24-hour shuttle buses or head to the passenger pick-up areas in the main terminal located outside baggage claim at the north or south ends.
  • As a new driver in the city, you need to be aware of Seattle’s often busy and one-way streets. If you’re driving on residential streets, keep your eyes on the road as they often two lanes often merge into one. It’s also good to keep in mind that pedestrians will expect you to stop for them at crosswalks. Fortunately, local drivers tend to be considerate; but, as this is a busy city, you may have to navigate a few tricky situations including narrow streets, hills, and rainy weather.
  • If you’re not in a rush to discover Seattle, you won’t be affected by the slow traffic that can build on some of the busier streets, particularly in the metropolitan areas. The best time to avoid driving around Seattle is later in the week, especially on Fridays. Rush hour can also hit on busier weekend afternoons. Thankfully, Seattle has a few traffic cameras dotted around its roads, helping you keep an eye on the freeway and other congested intersections.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Seattle for ₹ 6,537 or less
  • Book your rental car in Seattle at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Seattle

How much does it cost to hire a car in Seattle?

On average a hire car in Seattle costs ₹ 6,659 per day.

What is the most popular rental car in Seattle?

Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Seattle.

What is the cheapest car rental company in Seattle?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Thrifty (₹ 2,368/day), Sixt (₹ 2,671/day) and Hertz (₹ 10,123/day).

What is the best rental car company in Seattle?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Seattle are Alamo (8.7, 6593 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 13277 reviews), and Sixt (7.7, 1812 reviews).

Which car rental companies are at the airport: Seattle/Tacoma Intl Airport (SEA)?

The only car hire company onsite at Seattle/Tacoma Intl Airport is Sixt.

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: Seattle/Tacoma Intl Airport (SEA)?

Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Seattle/Tacoma Intl Airport to off-airport locations include Economy Rent a Car and Sixt.

What is the cheapest car hire location in Seattle?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Thrifty 3150 S 160th Street 98188 (17 kilometres from the city centre).

How can I find car rentals near me in Seattle?

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

How much does a Economy car rental cost in Seattle?

A Economy car rental in Seattle costs ₹ 2,481 per day, on average.

How much does a Compact car rental cost in Seattle?

A Compact car rental in Seattle costs ₹ 3,015 per day, on average.

How much does a Premium car rental cost in Seattle?

A Premium car rental in Seattle costs ₹ 10,784 per day, on average.

How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Seattle?

On average a rental car in Seattle costs ₹ 42,928 per week (₹ 6,133 per day).

How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Seattle?

On average a rental car in Seattle costs ₹ 183,979 per month (₹ 6,133 per day).

What type of car is recommended for driving in Seattle?

If you want to whizz around “Jet City” in the comfort of your own rental car, then you need to understand that a smaller vehicle is ideal for navigating the narrow streets. Seattle’s hills and small side streets also mean that a subcompact car would be the best option for driving and parking in the city.

What's the speed limit in Seattle?

When you take to the roads in your rental car, you need to make a note of the strict speed limits in place around Seattle. The speed limit on residential streets is 20 mph, with an increase to 25 mph on arterial roads. You will find many signposts warning you of the limits in place and advising you to slow down. If you are driving close to an elementary school, you can expect to go through speed cameras, allowing them to strictly enforce the 20-mph speed limit.

How are gas prices in Seattle?

Washington State has pretty high gas prices compared with the rest of the United States. On average, you can anticipate paying around $3.35 for a gallon of regular gas in Seattle. As a tourist to Seattle, it’s good to know that you will be expected to pay for your gas first, then fill up. Most fuel pumps accept credit cards as well as cash, so you can fill up with ease.

Where are the best places to park in Seattle?

When it comes to parking in Seattle, be prepared to pay. Seattle has a wide range of parking options, from parking lots to street parking. If you want to visit Pioneer Square or Central Waterfront, a good idea is to park downtown on a Sunday, as parking is free on the street. On weekdays after 18:00 there are also discounted parking rates around the city. One thing to remember when you are parking your rental car is to carry cash, as credit card machines are quite rare.