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Pick-up locationSeattle
Hire locations51
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Seattle car hire reviews and directory

From $49/dayRated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (137 reviews)
1 location in Seattle
Alamo
Locations in Seattle
1601 3rd Ave+1 888 826 6893
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:30 - 16:00
Sunday07:30 - 16:00
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent3 Dec. 2020
Pros: Staff was friendly and helpful. Car delivered as advertised. Easy drop off.Cons: Better instructions on how to find the entrance to the garage when dropping car off.
5.6 Okay18 Oct. 2020
Pros: Staff were friendly, efficient, and helpful.Cons: After we got on the road I realized that the tires were extremely worn. We were hydroplaning on the rainy freeway and it was quite scary. The car smelled like cigarettes and there was trash from the previous user in the center console.
8.8 Excellent29 Sep. 2020
Pros: Friendly helpful staffCons: The location was hard to find as the signs both at the garage and the lobby unit
8.0 Excellent13 Jul. 2020
Pros: The car was sweet.Cons: When I was picking up the car they tried to up sell me 3 times. Then they offered me a soccer mom minivan and wanted to charge me $70 more. I finally just had to say I want to car I had rented to I could get out of there.
6.8 Good12 Jun. 2020
Cons: The screens inside the car were smudged and not wiped off well. The person who helped us with our rental tried to pressure us into an upgrade and also into buying the insurance even though we were covered already through our own insurance, and we also already declined it when making the online reservation. He was very pushy.
10.0 Excellent7 Jun. 2020
Pros: nice staff, easy process
4.4 Okay8 May 2020
Pros: No
10.0 Excellent28 Apr. 2020
Pros: Friendly, helpful, easy, would definitely recommend and rent again.
9.2 Excellent6 Aug. 2019
Pros: The staff in Seattle were all having a good time and the employee in San Francisco was so kind, even though it was 4 AM!Cons: The car looked like it needed to be detailed
10.0 Excellent31 May 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly. Car we reserved (Cadillac XTS) was not available. Substitute Infiniti SUV was fun to drive but not roomy enough for 4 adults and luggage.Cons: I know it's difficult to coordinate, but it would be nice if cars reserved were the cars delivered.
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From $58/dayRated no. 2
Enterprise
8.5 Excellent (362 reviews)
8 locations in Seattle
Enterprise
Locations in Seattle
11717 Lake City Way Ne+1 206 364 3127
Monday07:30 - 16:00
Tuesday07:30 - 16:00
Wednesday07:30 - 16:00
Thursday07:30 - 16:00
Friday07:30 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday08:00 - 14:00
1601 3rd Ave+1 844 941 1527
Monday07:30 - 16:00
Tuesday07:30 - 16:00
Wednesday07:30 - 16:00
Thursday07:30 - 16:00
Friday07:30 - 16:00
Saturday07:30 - 16:00
Sunday07:30 - 16:00
1605 Boylston Ave+1 206 323 0109
Monday07:30 - 16:00
Tuesday07:30 - 16:00
Wednesday07:30 - 16:00
Thursday07:30 - 16:00
Friday07:30 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
331 Nw 85th St+1 206 783 5565
Monday07:30 - 16:00
Tuesday07:30 - 16:00
Wednesday07:30 - 16:00
Thursday07:30 - 16:00
Friday07:30 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday08:00 - 14:00
3711 Rainier Ave S+1 206 487 4993
Monday07:30 - 16:00
Tuesday07:30 - 16:00
Wednesday07:30 - 16:00
Thursday07:30 - 16:00
Friday07:30 - 16:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
5715 Roosevelt Way Ne+1 206 729 4580
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday08:00 - 14:00
6313 35th Ave Sw+1 206 933 1750
Monday07:30 - 16:00
Tuesday07:30 - 16:00
Wednesday07:30 - 16:00
Thursday07:30 - 16:00
Friday07:30 - 16:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
6520 4th Ave S+1 206 723 1959
Monday07:30 - 16:00
Tuesday07:30 - 16:00
Wednesday07:30 - 16:00
Thursday07:30 - 16:00
Friday07:30 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
  • 8.3
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent8 Jan. 2021
Pros: Super helpful and easy
8.0 Excellent29 Nov. 2020
Cons: I needed a pick up on Saturday. There were not enough staff available to accommodate my last-minute request. Perhaps if I had planned ahead this would have been different.
5.2 Okay20 Nov. 2020
Pros: When I arrived at the desk I asked the first person I spoke with why I could not drop the car in Oak Harbor. Her response was "I don't know, maybe it's closed." Then when I gave her my debit card she said I couldn't pay with a debit card because I had a one way reservation. I thought she mean't my flight was one way, not the car rental. I was already upset about the answer to my Oak Harbor question and slapped my credit card on the counter. She refused to continue the reservation process with my because of my "attitude" and made me step aside. I was eventually taken care of by another person who honored my request to return the car to Oak Harbor (where I was going) instead of Burlington, 45 minutes away).Cons: I had to travel because my daughter is in the hospital, my son-in-law is being deployed overseas by the Navy, and I am here to take care of my six year old grandson. Service personnel need social emotional training to recognize when customers nerves are frayed and cut them some slack. I had a perfectly legitimate question and the first person treated me rudely, setting up a bad situation.
6.0 Good27 Oct. 2020
Pros: The car was pleasantCons: Listening to your customers when they multiple times decline a particular coverage and make you feel uncomfortable by persisting. I understand it’s their job but I declined it 3 times and he kept saying “in case you get into an accident” is that implying something cause I’m female? Don’t understand why I was made to fee pressured. His name is Luke
10.0 Excellent28 Sep. 2020
Pros: Very friendly, helpful
3.2 Mediocre23 Sep. 2020
Pros: N/ACons: Kayak booked Enterprise to the wrong location, and I had to re-book with Enterprise directly to the correct location at a higher rate.
10.0 Excellent22 Sep. 2020
Pros: Super easy drop-off, good car, cheap price.Cons: They really tried to sell me some add-ons, insurance, etc. that being said, the guy was super nice about it.
8.0 Excellent14 Sep. 2020
Pros: Staff was friendlyCons: The car was not ready and we had to wait. Tire pressure was low on the third day and we had to take it to tire shop. Tire shop pointed out that three of the four tires was missing a lug nut
2.0 Mediocre8 Sep. 2020
Pros: Nothing! I called the downtown Seattle company after realizing that Kayak sent me here when I put in Seattle airport pick up.. I was told the best way to get to them was take the light rail to University district and then uber over to their office. Ok! So I took light rail which took about 50 minutes and then proceeded to get an uber which took another 40 minutes because none were available. When I finally arrived at the Enterprise office it was exactly 3:03. They close at 3:00. The young lady looked out the door at me standing there sobbing dragging a suitcase and turned off the lights and walked out the door. No comment....no concern......Nothing. I then spent another 30 minutes getting another uber and sitting on the curb crying. By the time I got where I needed to go I was over an hour late and missed seeing my son whom I have not seen in 2 years!Cons: Just about everything. I called the downtown Seattle company after realizing that Kayak sent me here when I put in Seattle airport pick up.. I was told the best way to get to them was take the light rail to University district and then uber over to their office. Ok! So I took light rail which took about 50 minutes and then proceeded to get an uber which took another 40 minutes because none were available. When I finally arrived at the Enterprise office it was exactly 3:03. They close at 3:00. The young lady looked out the door at me standing there sobbing dragging a suitcase and turned off the lights and walked out the door. No comment....no concern......Nothing. I then spent another 30 minutes getting another uber and sitting on the curb crying. By the time I got where I needed to go I was over an hour late and missed seeing my son whom I have not seen in 2 years! If I go shopping on Kayak and say I want to pick up a car at the Seattle airport PLEASE don't send me shopping at a rental agency that is miles away from the airport without placing that information clearly at the top.
9.2 Excellent7 Sep. 2020
Pros: The staff were very friendly and more than happy to work with you. Being from out of state there were some difficulties but they were instrumental in making them easy to deal and smooth.Cons: When I was looking through the car there were fries and pringles under the seat. I do think a little more transparency about fees and processes would have been nice, however, the fault is on both sides as I did not explicitly say I was from out of state when they called to confirm.
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Rated no. 3
Dollar
8.3 Excellent (923 reviews)
2 locations in Seattle
Dollar
Locations in Seattle
1900 Boren Ave+1 206 381 1323
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday08:00 - 14:00
3150 S 160th St+1 206 433 5825
Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
  • 8.3
  • 8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent5 Jan. 2021
Pros: The people attending are very polite and helpful! They do a great job and give great serviceCons: Improve the signals to the rental booth
10.0 Excellent2 Jan. 2021
Pros: Quick and easy. Staff was great. No issues/
2.0 Mediocre29 Dec. 2020
Pros: Nothing. Poor customer service, hidden fees, unannounced credit check, wanted kids to wait outside in 20 degree weather.Cons: Up front and honest about fees. Told they weren’t going to honor the kayak price. Wanted to do a credit check so we left. Went to Avis, had a car in less than 10 MINUTES! No credit check, no issues, no reservation and for HALF THE PRICE! GO TO AVIS!
10.0 Excellent29 Dec. 2020
Pros: Pick up and drop off was easy.
8.0 Excellent28 Dec. 2020
Pros: Staff was excellent. Drop off so easy. Very helpful person too.Cons: Seattle is just a pain no matter what because of distance to get car.
10.0 Excellent15 Dec. 2020
Pros: Drop off was super easy!!Cons: N/A
10.0 Excellent6 Dec. 2020
Cons: No
7.2 Good3 Nov. 2020
Pros: The staff was very accommodating and pleasant.Cons: The car was not very clean on the outside And the inside windows had not been cleaned
7.2 Good14 Oct. 2020
Pros: Price ended up being double what was "estimated" on booking.Cons: Be honest about the price.
9.6 Excellent4 Oct. 2020
Pros: Staff was friendly, helpful and efficient. Easy pick up and return.Cons: I'm nitpicking now, but I've noticed this on other rentals as well: water spots on the side view mirrors making the view from them more difficult. Like I said, nitpicking.
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From $37/dayRated no. 4
Sixt
8.1 Excellent (649 reviews)
3 locations in Seattle
Sixt
Locations in Seattle
1521 2nd Avenue, Unit R2+1 888 749 8227
Monday07:30 - 16:00
Tuesday07:30 - 16:00
Wednesday07:30 - 16:00
Thursday07:30 - 16:00
Friday07:30 - 16:00
Saturday07:30 - 16:00
Sunday07:30 - 16:00
3150 South 160th Street+1 888 749 8227
Monday09:00 - 13:00
Tuesday09:00 - 13:00
Wednesday09:00 - 13:00
Thursday09:00 - 13:00
Friday09:00 - 13:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
808 Howell St+1 888 749 8227
Monday09:00 - 13:00
Tuesday09:00 - 13:00
Wednesday09:00 - 13:00
Thursday09:00 - 13:00
Friday09:00 - 13:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
  • 8.5
  • 8.4
  • 8
  • 7.9
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre11 Jan. 2021
Pros: Staff was apologetic and friendly.Cons: There were zero options for the level of vehicle I had reserved and prepaid for. Because I had prepaid through a third party, the manager was unable to credit me for the difference in cost for the vehicle I ended up having to take.
2.0 Mediocre28 Dec. 2020
Pros: We realized there was a crack on the windshield and a couple dents after we drove the car out of the lot. It was a rainy night and we did not want to go through the hassle of driving all the way back and ask for another car. We had hoped that these items were recorded and when we return we would not be dinged for it. Unfortunately The lady who was checking the car back in would not believe us and added the damages as a report on our record.Cons: Empathy and trust are crucial in the competitive service industry. The attitude of the lady who was inspecting our car was unacceptable.
10.0 Excellent22 Dec. 2020
Pros: Staff was extremely friendly at pick up and drop off. Super easy.Cons: Wipe down the inside better. Something was on the dash and the passenger seat was really stained.
2.0 Mediocre1 Dec. 2020
Pros: Due to Covid Washington state closed. Meaning we couldn't fly in. Sixt wouldn't offer a refund without a $100 penalty on a $270 booking. Awful. Rung them 3 times. Emailed. Still nothing.Cons: A refund or a voucher for another day
6.0 Good28 Nov. 2020
Cons: I could’ve been told about the tolls and how much I would be charged for each one.
2.4 Mediocre15 Oct. 2020
Cons: They made money off my error. I missed the pickup and drop off location in Seattle on third. And thought it was at SEATAC rental car facility. I immediately tried to call and change it. But I had to pay for 3 days rental. I cannot recommend them or KAYAK.
10.0 Excellent3 Oct. 2020
Pros: Pick up and drop off was a breeze!Cons: Car was dirty. Cleaner vehicle?
6.8 Good20 Sep. 2020
Pros: Quick and easy pick up / drop off. No hidden fees or surprises.Cons: Our rental had never been clean (ever). For a 2020 model with 15k miles on it, the vehicle's interior wasn't only filthy, it was starting to have significant wear and tear. Being in Covid times, I'd expect a little more attention to cleanliness, if at all. The floors of the vehicle were especially filthy, therefore it's evident this car hasn't been cleaned, ever. Crumbs, used tissue, plastic wrappers. Disgusting. Ironically, we returned the car cleaner than we received it by just wiping down the dash and steering wheel with wipes.
2.0 Mediocre5 Sep. 2020
Pros: NothingCons: We showed up having a rental car booked in advance and Sixt told us they had no cars and they were canceling our reservation. Because of this I had to book a different rental and it cost $170 per day for the rental car vs the $50 per day I had booked with sixt. Criminal!!!
4.8 Okay30 Aug. 2020
Pros: Van ran well.Cons: Not the car I reserved. Not clean with 3 used water bottles, dirty cup holders and a miscellaneous chalky type ball that was left in the car. There is no one at the entrance to take the return. Upon entering the pick up area to inform them that no one was at the return, they told me to go back to the return where there was someone cooking his drugs on his tin foil and subsequently shooting up in broad daylight at the entrance to the returns.
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From $40/dayRated no. 5
Thrifty
Most popular
8.1 Excellent (398 reviews)
2 locations in Seattle
Thrifty
Locations in Seattle
1501 8th Avenue+1 206 903 6260
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
3150 S 160th Street+1 877 283 0898
Monday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Friday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
  • 8.5
  • 8.3
  • 8
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent6 Jan. 2021
Pros: yes
10.0 Excellent2 Jan. 2021
Pros: It was the most comfortable experience: The staff, a woman, was so mindful that she made my family truly happy. The drop off was also super convenient. I was nervous due to the earlies drop off around 4:00 am. But, your request made me happiest on the first day of 2021. Trust in your customer was the best.Cons: Do the same as you did for me. All will like your management.
10.0 Excellent31 Dec. 2020
Pros: Everthing perfect ! Ty
10.0 Excellent24 Dec. 2020
Pros: Staff extremely helpful and professional.Cons: No need to fix that which isn't broke.
10.0 Excellent29 Oct. 2020
Cons: Check out was slow
2.8 Mediocre22 Oct. 2020
Pros: PriceCons: Service was miserable
4.0 Okay8 Oct. 2020
Pros: The car was clean.Cons: The checkin process was not clear and instructions on where the car was located and how to exit was not given clearly. It took almost an hour to complete the process. When returning the car, there was no attendant and I had to walk around the car garage to find someone. Very unsatisfactory experience!
4.0 Okay4 Oct. 2020
Pros: Vehicle was in good condition.Cons: I was forced to pay an additional $13 per day because my credit card would not properly swipe. My wife had to rent the vehicle and add me as an additional driver. We were told my credit card number could not be manually entered, so this was quite frustrating and expensive.
9.6 Excellent27 Aug. 2020
Pros: The staff was very helpful and friendly.Cons: Thrifty is REALLY hard to find. They need better signs and directions for all the car rental places not on the main floor.
5.6 Okay17 Aug. 2020
Pros: Good carCons: No instructions on drop off. Final price was way higher than Kayak said it would be.
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From $54/dayRated no. 6
Budget
8 Excellent (210 reviews)
7 locations in Seattle
Budget
Locations in Seattle
100 4th Avenue North+1 206 441 5226
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday08:00 - 14:00
1011 Pike Street+1 206 623 5795
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday08:00 - 14:00
1919 5th Avenue+1 206 239 9888
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday08:00 - 14:00
2724 4th Avenue South+1 206 682 1239
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday08:00 - 14:00
3150 South 160th Street+1 206 444 7510
Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
6000 Roosevelt Way Northeast+1 206 525 2534
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday08:00 - 14:00
801 4th Avenue+1 206 682 8989
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday08:00 - 14:00
  • 8.2
  • 8.4
  • 7.8
  • 8.1
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent22 Nov. 2020
Pros: Drop off easy, very Nice employée.Cons: Not a truck.
8.4 Excellent15 Sep. 2020
Pros: Great staff.Cons: fee transparency
5.6 Okay27 Aug. 2020
Cons: Pickup and drop offf experience was terrible. Constant attempts to overcharge for the rental from saying the website didn’t calculate the right taxes to be changed a fueling surcharge at drop off even though I fueled the vehicle before return. Attendant didn’t look at the fuel gauge and questioned me about where I fueled but did refund the surcharge when requested. At pickup the Budget counter wasn’t even open (went through Avis) and the agent had to manually enter rental info because I wouldn’t accept paying $50 dollars more for the rental due to what the agent said was a website miscalculation of taxes. Vehicle was clean, comfortable, and ran trouble free.
7.2 Good27 Aug. 2020
Pros: car was fine. drop-off was quick and easyCons: the price we were charged at pickup was different/higher than the amount in our confirmation email from carrentals.com. i have been in contact with them and they've started an "investigation".
9.2 Excellent11 Aug. 2020
Cons: Car outside was pretty dirty
10.0 Excellent18 Jul. 2020
Pros: Our van was brand new - it was awesome! We had a quick, easy check in process and were on our way quickly. Same thing with the drop off. It was easy and the employees were very courteous.Cons: It was hard to find the rental car area at the Burbank Airport but we found it eventually.
9.2 Excellent12 Jul. 2020
Pros: The vehicle, a Mazda CW5, was amazing and a great value. The Budget employees were extremely helpful.Cons: I did not receive a confirmation that the vehicle was returned when I brought it back.
10.0 Excellent21 Jun. 2020
Pros: Yes and yesCons: Even cheaper prices? Since you asked :) Absolutely no complaints in anything.
5.2 Okay18 Jun. 2020
Pros: Drop-off was easy and the car was functional.Cons: Neither the car’s interior or exterior had been cleaned. There was trash in the cup holders and the interior surfaces clearly hadn’t even been wiped down. The exterior hadn’t been washed. The car was missing all four tire nozzle caps.
10.0 Excellent4 Jun. 2020
Pros: Staff was friendly. Rental was easy to pick up and drop off. Vehicle was spotless. I appreciated the estimated price was more than my actual amount upon returning the vehicle. I will definitely rent from budget again.
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Rated no. 7
E-Z Rent-A-Car
7.3 Good (243 reviews)
1 location in Seattle
E-Z Rent-A-Car
Locations in Seattle
3150 S 160th St+1 206 444 4974
Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 7.5
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
  • 6.9
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent4 Jan. 2020
Pros: Staff was nice.Cons: The cars weren’t spotless, but that wasn’t a problem for me. We did get have to exchange cars due to a tire issue. We called ahead and discussed it with E-Z Rent-a-Car. They said they made a note on our profile and there would be no problem coming back and exchanging the car. When we got there, they didn’t seem to know what we were talking about and we spend a little longer than necessary due to some confusion about the exchange. Worked out in the end.
4.0 Okay29 Dec. 2019
Pros: Easy drop offCons: Car smelled terribly of smoke, super long wait at pickup while the only staff st the desk was chatting with the only customer in front of me, stating “I’m taking my time to see if a car comes in for you”. I had already reserved and paid online, to “save time” the website said.
6.8 Good28 Dec. 2019
Cons: Vehicle had been smoked in, did not realize until I turned on the air after departing the rental facility.
5.2 Okay26 Sep. 2019
Cons: They did not have my car available for me when I arrived to pick it up. That is the first time that has ever happened to me in 30 plus years of renting cars. They clearly did not want to upgrade me to a larger vehicle. Eventually my car became available.
10.0 Excellent18 Sep. 2019
Pros: Drop off quick and easy.Cons: Staff both at check in and return were not rude but not friendly. Acted like overworked or not enjoying their job. I can deal with that but nicer if more conversion.
7.2 Good17 Sep. 2019
Cons: Check in agent was extremely rude
10.0 Excellent18 Aug. 2019
It was great experiencePros: The car was nice, clean, and nothing wrong with it. The pick up and drop off processes were very quick.Cons: Nothing
4.8 Okay15 Aug. 2019
Pros: Nothing after getting the wrong carCons: I chose EZ particularly because they showed and offered a Toyota RAV4 which is the car i use at home and it accommodates my injured hip and knee. Instead, i was given a Subaru something which is a brand well suited to littler people but which will not let get the seat back far enough to drive safely
2.0 Mediocre9 Aug. 2019
Pros: Staff was nice enough, he didn't have any cars to rent people...Cons: Two hours after my reservation they still didn't have a car for me. Isn't the point of a reservation to hold the car? I had to Uber and pay twice as much as i wanted to spend on travel. I was hesitant about renting from a name like EZ car and I should've trusted my gut
10.0 Excellent8 Aug. 2019
Pros: Fast check-in, check-out and the car was great. The experience met my expectations of a reliable rental car company.
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Rated no. 8
Payless
6.9 Good (419 reviews)
1 location in Seattle
Payless
Locations in Seattle
3150 S 160th Street+1 206 496 1174
Monday10:00 - 18:30
Tuesday10:00 - 18:30
Wednesday10:00 - 18:30
Thursday10:00 - 18:30
Friday10:00 - 18:30
Saturday10:00 - 18:30
Sunday10:00 - 18:30
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
  • 6.7
  • 6.6
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre22 Dec. 2020
Pros: Not a thing.Cons: A rental car location at an international airport that is only open between 10am and 6pm... Just let that sink in and then extrapolate to all of the other areas this company could fail, because they do indeed fail in all of the other areas. It is actually impossible to reach anyone at the counter of this location, even if you do call during their limited business hours. Try calling that location and entering the option for lost and found and you'll be taken to some scam line while entering other valid options will actually hang up on you. The list goes on and on. I won't ever be renting from this company again.
4.4 Okay8 Sep. 2020
Cons: If YOUR website or their website had warned me that the pick up time is now extremely important due to COVId I’d have been more accurate. As it was no one was there for 35 minutes upon arrival.
2.0 Mediocre8 Jul. 2020
Cons: I never got the car rental. They took my payment with my debit master card but wouldnt take it for the awcurity hold and wont refund my koney. Ill never use this service and im filingba complaint with the BBB.
2.0 Mediocre27 Mar. 2020
Pros: Guy at counter was fine.Cons: Deceiving on price
10.0 Excellent9 Feb. 2020
Pros: My car was upgraded from a compact to a crossover, and I received a beautiful, clean car with only 700 miles on the odometer. There was no hassle with check in or check out, and all of the employees were very kind, even when I returned the car to the wrong area.
6.8 Good2 Feb. 2020
Cons: They wanted to give us a Jeep Wrangler and not the one we reserved. Then they wanted to charge a higher rate. It seems it was a busy time. We got what we reserved finally after a longer time that was necessary.
10.0 Excellent18 Dec. 2019
Pros: Drop-off was quick and easy
10.0 Excellent24 Oct. 2019
Pros: Super easy and helpful staff
2.0 Mediocre23 Oct. 2019
Cons: Didn’t have car I reserved and wanted to charge me more for another car. Canceled my reservation. Horrible!
2.8 Mediocre7 Oct. 2019
Pros: The person behind the desk who helped me was friendly and helpful. The person behind the desk next to him was playing trap music on their phone with no headphones and it was hard to hear bc the music was so loud. Totally unprofessional.Cons: I reserved a compact car. All they had available were minivans and trucks, so I got stuck driving a truck which was awful. They return process was inefficient. I had to stand in line at a booth to return my keys which is worse than other car rental companies that have someone there to check you in as soon as you drive up.
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From $42/dayRated no. 9
Hertz
6.2 Good (526 reviews)
8 locations in Seattle
Hertz
Locations in Seattle
14333 Aurora Ave N. Ste 3+1 206 361 5767
Monday08:00 - 14:00
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14500 1st Avenue South+1 206 243 2026
Monday08:00 - 14:00
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1501 8th Avenue+1 206 903 6260
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3150 S 160th Street, Suite 510+1 206 277 2300
Monday06:00 - 23:59
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3711 Rainier Avenue South+1 206 725 0444
Monday07:30 - 16:00
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6987 Perimeter Rd S Suite 104+1 206 763 0995
Monday08:00 - 14:00
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6987 Perimeter Road+1 206 763 0995
Monday08:00 - 14:00
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925 Westlake Ave North+1 206 213 8572
Monday08:00 - 14:00
13:00 - 16:00
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Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
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  • 6.6
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10.0 Excellent1 Jan. 2021
Pros: Although the office was busy, the two staff members were friendly and helpful. Drop off was incredibly simple.Cons: All good.
4.0 Okay1 Dec. 2020
Pros: The staff at Hertz was actually very helpful and courteous. The problem is booking through Kayak.Cons: The problem I have is with Kayak. They allowed me to make a booking for pickup on Thanksgiving day, but they made the booking at the wrong Hertz location. I then had to Uber to the other location, but when I got there, they were closed because of the holiday. So I Ubered to my hotel, then back again the next morning to pick up my car. Because of the miscommunication, they didn't have the car I originally booked available and so I had to pay an extra $10 per day. They also weren't able to refund me for the day missed because of the holiday mixup. All in all, it was a disaster right up until we actually got the car. The car was nice and dropping it off was so easy. But it ended up being a lot more expensive thanks to Kayak's screw up.
6.0 Good27 Nov. 2020
Pros: Counter staff was excellent however 1st car stank of pot/ marijuana. 2nd car was good, mileage was recordered incorrectly in system (off 300 miles) however agent at exit was great and updated it.Cons: Drop off does not provide a receipt at time of drop off unlike others like Enterprise.
4.0 Okay9 Nov. 2020
Cons: It was difficult to collect the vehicle - getting out of the garage downtown was very challenging, we waited a long time. The first car had a quarter of the fuel missing and shook when driven over 50mph. I took it to another location en-route to swap it out (SEA Airport) and they asked me why I did not go back to the downtown location, I told them I did not feel safe driving a car shaking violently. The replacement car had coffee stains on the dashboard despite Hertz' "Enhanced Cleaning" sticker on the side. Very poor experience.
10.0 Excellent3 Nov. 2020
Pros: Friendly staffCons: None
4.4 Okay26 Oct. 2020
Pros: Car was cleanCons: We were not informed that we’d have to pick up the car at a remote site 10 miles from the airport, which meant we had to Uber. That site was closed on our return day (also never disclosed to us!), so we had to return the car to a different location and incurred an additional $40 charge. With the Uber and return fee, we could have rented a much nicer vehicle from a different provider. Shame on Hertz and Kayak.
8.4 Excellent29 Sep. 2020
Pros: I believe the gentlemen who helped me was Scott and he was very friendly and efficient with check in and check out. This was probably as seamless as I've ever rented a car in the past which I really appreciate.Cons: I wish Kayak would have made it more apparent that this location was not accessible by airport shuttle. Instead it required 3rd party transportation which added an unexpected cost and inconvenience. Otherwise the experience with Hertz was great.
9.6 Excellent23 Sep. 2020
Pros: The staff was FANTASTIC. I’ve been swindled by tricky word smiths before, so I was very appreciative that my agent was no nonsense, and forthright with me.Cons: I found used kombucha bottles under our seats and the windshield fluid was empty
2.0 Mediocre22 Sep. 2020
Cons: I waited 45 minutes before I event spoke to someone. I had rented a truck which, was not available, and there weren't any available in the Seattle are and then cargo van they were able to give me was not clean, inside or out. They said they "wiped it down" but there were stains all over the place. I was then charged 3 different times the day I returned the vehicle but received no confirmation or receipt for why I was charged additionally. When I called Hertz, I waited on hold for 45 minutes before I was able to speak to anyone to dispute the charges.
6.0 Good21 Sep. 2020
Pros: Boeing Pick-up/ drop off very nice. SeaTac exchange easy.Cons: Could have changed my flat or brought replacement. Also unacceptable to not receive money back returning car 3 days early.
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From $30/dayRated no. 10
Fox
Cheapest deal
6 Good (868 reviews)
1 location in Seattle
Fox
Locations in Seattle
3150 South 160th Street+1 206 858 9690
Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
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  • 6.4
  • 6.4
  • 5.7
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  • 6
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent25 Jan. 2021
Cons: There was no full size SUV available even though it’s what I reserved.
10.0 Excellent20 Jan. 2021
Pros: Staff good , drop off signage and instructions could have been better.Cons: drop off signage and instructions could have been better.
6.0 Good8 Jan. 2021
Pros: The staff in the garage was very excellent. The car was clean.Cons: The front desk woman was very shady. She kept adding on tons of extra fees that weren't in my initial order. Then she lied about how big the gas tank was in my vehicle. Fox may have been the least expensive option on the website, but after all the hidden add ons and fees I highly doubt they really were. I won't use them again.
8.0 Excellent6 Jan. 2021
Pros: Staff was very friendlyCons: a bit of a wait to pick up the car
8.0 Excellent6 Jan. 2021
Pros: Short line and quick serviceCons: was very efficent
10.0 Excellent5 Jan. 2021
Pros: Friendly and helpful staff
10.0 Excellent3 Jan. 2021
Pros: Malik was very helpful in helping me get to the airport. Great customer service.Cons: Give Malik a job in management.
2.0 Mediocre2 Jan. 2021
Pros: Easy pick up /drop offCons: The car reaked like cigarette, I was charged over $200 more than what I was told and when I called in regards to charges I kept getting hung up on.
4.0 Okay1 Jan. 2021
Pros: Drop off was the best. Staff was helpful and efficientCons: Pick up was the worse. No personality, total sales pitch for extra charges. Car was worse than second hand, it had been banged up and the seats had cigarette holes all over; it was a little embarrassing. Took a while for the car to heat up, made me wonder if it was working at all.
8.0 Excellent31 Dec. 2020
Pros: Parking attendants were super friendly and helpful. Billing was super helpful!Cons: I was told in person I would be charged a certain amount for gas and told that it was relatively cheap due to fuel prices, but the final bill charged me for the full tank- which I was not made aware. I called billing and they were able to sort it out because I barely drove far, but it would have been nice to know up front. Also Jeep Wranglers- soft top, are hard to see from the back with the plastic and interior was super dark. Felt too unsafe to drive in dark/ heavy rain.
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From $100/dayRated no. 11
Avis
7.5 Good (93 reviews)
6 locations in Seattle
Avis
Locations in Seattle
100 4th Avenue North - Suite 150+1 206 441 5668
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
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1011 Pike Street+1 206 223 3499
Monday08:00 - 14:00
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1919 5th Avenue+1 206 448 1700
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2724 4th Avenue South+1 206 682 7029
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3150 South 160th Street+1 206 433 5231
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6000 Roosevelt Way Northeast+1 206 517 5415
Monday08:00 - 14:00
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  • 7.9
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  • 7.2
Recent reviews
6.0 Good15 Dec. 2020
Pros: Everything on the app went wellCons: I had no windshield washer fluid in the car, window had tire shine on it so no matter how much I cleaned it during my travel from Seattle to Spokane I literally couldn’t see and the pass was horrible with snow so that didn’t make my trip any easier I don’t usually comment or leave a negative review ever! Like ever but thought I should say something about it. Sorry if I offended anyone but I use cars pretty often
6.8 Good12 Oct. 2020
Cons: Car outside looked clean but inside was not.
10.0 Excellent12 Jul. 2020
Pros: Staff was friendly. Pick up and drop off was very convenientCons: Nothing in particular
4.4 Okay30 Aug. 2019
Pros: One way drop off was easy and Walla Walla staff was great.Cons: Long line. Condescending, snippy desk agent couldn’t be bothered. We reserved a car we knew we’d fit and she insisted we wouldn’t and aggressively unsold a different category. Turns out it was the same size with an even smaller trunk. For more $$ of course.
7.2 Good26 Aug. 2019
Cons: Representative made inappropriate and offensive comments about additional driver option related to marital status.
8.0 Excellent27 May 2019
Cons: We were two hours later than planned due to flight delay and our car was still not ready. Had to wait for it to come out of the car wash and finish being cleaned.
10.0 Excellent1 Sep. 2018
Pros: Staff were very effeminate and friendly, very good car, overall I had a great road trip.
4.8 Okay27 Aug. 2018
Slow every step of the wayPros: Nice car. Instrumentation in Kilometers not miles too some adjustingCons: Slow at every counter 1 hour wait in line at Seattle-everyone was annoyed
8.0 Excellent26 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.
2.8 Mediocre26 Aug. 2018
Horrible wait timePros: The carCons: The wait, terrible customer service and the price.
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From $78/dayRated no. 12
National
8.7 Excellent (15 reviews)
1 location in Seattle
National
Locations in Seattle
1601 3rd Ave+1 888 826 6890
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:30 - 16:00
Sunday07:30 - 16:00
  • 9.3
  • 9
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  • 8.6
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
8.8 Excellent11 Jul. 2018
Rental went very smoothlyPros: 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.
9.6 Excellent30 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 Excellent20 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.
10.0 Excellent3 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.
10.0 Excellent17 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.
6.8 Good25 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
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From $63/dayRated no. 13
Europcar
6.8 Good (2 reviews)
1 location in Seattle
Europcar
Locations in Seattle
Please Go To Fox Counter+1 206 858 9690
  • 9
  • 7
  • 5
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  • 5
Recent reviews
5.2 Okay4 Jan. 2017
Deposit still not returned, charged extra on car pPros: 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
3 locations in Seattle
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in Seattle
13809 1st Avenue South
2100 Alaskan Way
Seattle airport
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Sunnycars
2 locations in Seattle
Sunnycars
Locations in Seattle
1601 3rd Avenue
3150 S 160th Street Ste 507
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Easirent
1 location in Seattle
Easirent
Locations in Seattle
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
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Flight Car
1 location in Seattle
Flight Car
Locations in Seattle
Seattle airport+1 844 435 8227
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keddy by Europcar
1 location in Seattle
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Seattle
3150 S.160th Street, Seattle+1 206 444 4974
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Silvercar
1 location in Seattle
Silvercar
Locations in Seattle
4701 11th Ave NE+1 855 359 2227
Monday09:00 - 13:00
Tuesday09:00 - 13:00
Wednesday09:00 - 13:00
Thursday09:00 - 13:00
Friday09:00 - 13:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday12:00 - 17:00
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4846 travellers who hired a car in Seattle gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.4

Car hire locations in or near Seattle

Good to know

Most popular agency

Thrifty

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$57/day

Good deal

$46/day

When to book a car hire in Seattle

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

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 $46 or less
  • Book your car hire in Seattle at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Luxury car hires in Seattle are around 62% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Seattle

  • Some car hire companies in Seattle which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Thrifty, Alamo and Sixt

  • On average a car hire in Seattle costs $57 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Seattle are Alamo (8.7, 160 reviews), Enterprise (8.4, 611 reviews), and Dollar (8.3, 1045 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Seattle is $1.22 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $15 and $19, depending on the car size.

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

  • Car hire companies onsite at Seattle/Tacoma Intl airport include Thrifty, Sixt, Hertz, Budget, Fox, Europcar and Avis.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Seattle/Tacoma Intl airport to off-airport locations include Thrifty, Alamo, Sixt, Hertz, Budget, Fox, Europcar, National, Avis and Enterprise.

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

  • A Intermediate car hire in Seattle costs $52 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in Seattle costs $55 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car hire in Seattle costs $49 per day, on average.

  • In Seattle, cars are most frequently hired at Fox 3150 South 160th Street (17 km from city centre ).

  • On average hiring a car in Seattle costs $402 per week ($57 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Seattle costs $1,721 per month ($57 per day).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.