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Seattle car hire information

Pick-up location Seattle
Car types 4x4, Box truck, Commercial, Compact, Convertible, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Luxury, Mini, People mover, Premium, Standard, Van
Hire locations 46
Airport locations 14
Popular agencies Alamo, Budget, Thrifty, Hertz, National

Cheap Car Rental Seattle

Economy $48/day
Compact $51/day
Intermediate $52/day
Standard $57/day
Full-size $60/day
4x4 $69/day
People mover $93/day
Mini $51/day
Premium $74/day
Luxury $86/day
Convertible $89/day
Commercial $79/day
Van $90/day
Box truck $220/day
2 Adults, 2 Bags Economy car in Seattle budget
4 Adults, 2 Bags Compact car in Seattle budget
5 Adults, 3 Bags Intermediate car in Seattle hertz
5 Adults, 3 Bags Standard car in Seattle budget
5 Adults, 2 Bags Full-size car in Seattle hertz
5 Adults, 3 Bags 4x4 car in Seattle budget
5 Adults, 5 Bags People mover car in Seattle budget
2 Adults, 2 Bags Mini car in Seattle thrifty
5 Adults, 5 Bags Premium car in Seattle sixt
5 Adults, 5 Bags Luxury car in Seattle hertz
5 Adults, 3 Bags Convertible car in Seattle alamo
5 Adults, 3 Bags Commercial car in Seattle alamo
5 Adults, 2 Bags Van car in Seattle budget
5 Adults, 5 Bags Box truck car in Seattle zeeba
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Seattle car hire reviews and directory

From $52/day
Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
Most popular
8.7 Excellent (6,588 reviews)
1 location in Seattle
Alamo
Locations in Seattle
1601 3rd Ave
+1 888 826 6893
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Rated no. 2
Enterprise
8.5 Excellent (13,254 reviews)
7 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
5715 Roosevelt Way Ne
+1 206 729 4580
6313 35th Ave Sw
+1 206 933 1750
6520 4th Ave S
+1 206 723 1959
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Rated no. 3
Avis
7.6 Good (2,334 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
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From $76/day
Rated no. 4
Budget
7.4 Good (4,358 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
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Rated no. 5
Dollar
7.4 Good (7,199 reviews)
2 locations in Seattle
Dollar
Locations in Seattle
1900 Boren Ave
+1 206 381 1323
3150 S 160th St
+1 206 433 5825
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From $47/day
Rated no. 6
Hertz
7.3 Good (4,365 reviews)
7 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
925 Westlake Ave North
+1 206 213 8572
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Rated no. 7
Payless
6.6 Good (3,035 reviews)
1 location in Seattle
Payless
Locations in Seattle
3150 S 160th Street
+1 206 496 1174
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Rated no. 8
E-Z Rent-A-Car
6.5 Good (1,155 reviews)
1 location in Seattle
E-Z Rent-A-Car
Locations in Seattle
3150 S 160th St
+1 206 444 4974
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Rated no. 9
Fox
6.2 Good (1,816 reviews)
1 location in Seattle
Fox
Locations in Seattle
3150 South 160th Street
+1 206 858 9690
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From $108/day
Rated no. 10
National
8.0 Excellent (895 reviews)
1 location in Seattle
National
Locations in Seattle
1601 3rd Ave
+1 888 826 6890
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Eagle Rent A Car
3 locations in Seattle
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in Seattle
13809 1st Avenue South
2100 Alaskan Way
Seattle airport
From $44/day
Sixt
Cheapest deal
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
2 locations in Seattle
Sunnycars
Locations in Seattle
1601 3rd Avenue
3150 S 160th Street Ste 507
Advantage
1 location in Seattle
Advantage
Locations in Seattle
SEATTLE-TACOMA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
(800) 777-5500
Flight Car
1 location in Seattle
Flight Car
Locations in Seattle
Seattle airport
+1 844 435 8227
keddy by Europcar
1 location in Seattle
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Seattle
3150 S.160th Street, Seattle
+1 206 444 4974

Car hire locations in Seattle

Good to know

Most popular agency Thrifty
Most popular car type Economy
Average price $64/day
Good deal $53/day

When to book a hire car in Seattle

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches
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Top tips for hiring 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 hire 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 hire 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 a car hire in Seattle for $53 or less
  • Book your car hire in Seattle at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Seattle are around 38% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Luxury car hires in Seattle are around 68% cheaper than other car types, on average

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 $74 per day.

What is the most popular hire car in Seattle?

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

What is the cheapest hire car agency in Seattle?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest hire cars were found at Sixt ($30/day), Thrifty ($36/day) and Fox ($49/day).

What is the best hire car agency in Seattle?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Seattle are Alamo (8.7, 6588 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 13254 reviews), and Sixt (7.7, 1721 reviews).

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

Car hire companies onsite at Seattle/Tacoma Intl Airport include Sixt, Budget and Hertz.

Which car hire 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 Thrifty, Alamo, Sixt, Budget, Hertz and National.

What is the cheapest car hire location in Seattle?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Sixt 1521 2nd Avenue, Unit R2 98101-9999 (1 kilometres from the city centre).

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

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 Seattle?

If you want to whizz around “Jet City” in the comfort of your own hire 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 hire 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 petrol prices compared with the rest of the United States. On average, you can anticipate paying around $3.35 for a gallon of regular petrol in Seattle. As a tourist to Seattle, it’s good to know that you will be expected to pay for your petrol 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 hire car is to carry cash, as credit card machines are quite rare.