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Seattle, WA, United States
2 Feb — 9 Feb
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Seattle, WA, United States
Wed 2/2
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Wed 9/2
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Seattle car hire information

Pick-up locationSeattle
Car typesCompact, Economy, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, People mover, Standard, Standard SUV
Hire locations55
Airport locations18
Popular agenciesEuropcar, Sixt, Budget, Thrifty

Cheap car hire in Seattle

Economy$58/day
Compact$56/day
Intermediate$56/day
Standard$58/day
People mover$85/day
Luxury$118/day
Intermediate SUV$75/day
Standard SUV$111/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Seattle car hire reviews and directory

From $32/dayRated no. 1
Fox
Cheapest deal
Best rated
6 Good (1038 reviews)
1 location in Seattle
Fox
Locations in Seattle
  • 6.5
  • 6.4
  • 5.8
  • 5.7
  • 6
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent25 Jan. 2022
slow check in and limited availability for vehicles. We got the last van though it is not what we ordered. WHAT I HATED.....our flight got canceled and we got on an earlier flight. NO ONE, priceline, kayak or Fox could adjust our pick up time. I understand they will give you something if it is available but there is barely anything available. Calling all around was down right annoying. that was my biggest pet peeve.
6.0 Good24 Jan. 2022
Girl at the counter tried to sell me 3x on car upgrade, 3x on insurance coverage, and 3x on gas fill up upon return. It was a little annoying.
10.0 Excellent19 Jan. 2022
Customer service was fantastic!! We expected a jeep compass or similar for all wheel drive, but got a kia sportage that felt like it was gonna fall apart at any moment. Pickup/drop off was a breeze as well!!
2.0 Mediocre18 Jan. 2022
Booked a car within 6hrs of picking it up and received an itinerary and confirmation number. After waiting in line for over an hour, only one person working the desk, I was informed that they do not accept same-day bookings and that we should seek a different rental agency.
2.0 Mediocre17 Jan. 2022
I reserved a car and paid for it and they did not have one available when I got there, I had to go to a different rental company to get a car.
2.0 Mediocre8 Jan. 2022
Completely awful. Freakin nightmare. Flat tire no spare or jack. Waited 8 hours on the side of the freeway. Ended up having to ditch the car in a Costco parking lot and UBER
6.0 Good4 Jan. 2022
Check out was great. However, I topped off the gas tank within blocks of the airport and they still charged me $12 for gas.
2.0 Mediocre2 Jan. 2022
We thought we had gotten a good deal, but as we attempted to pick up our rental they tried charging us $300 in additional fees. We canceled our rental and just used Uber. Be ware.
6.0 Good2 Jan. 2022
Front desk attempts to nickel and dime you.
4.0 Okay18 Dec. 2021
Car had 63,000 miles on it and seemed like it has never been serviced. Definitely not a new car. Dirty car with sticker residue all over it. The vehicle was the base of the base model. Could never talk to an actual employee. Kept getting sent around in circles on the phone, then disconnected. I reserved a Jeep Grand Cherokee (or similar) and they didn’t have any at Sea-Tac. I had to pay an extra $25/day for upgrade.
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From $53/dayRated no. 2
Alamo
8.6 Excellent (148 reviews)
1 location in Seattle
Alamo
Locations in Seattle
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay1 Jan. 2022
Did not have the model that I reserved. Had no similar or better. Would not change pick-up to earlier time. Provided sub compact for short term (1 day of original 8 day) so we could get to our destination and "swap out" for our original model. Unable to find "reserved" size vehicle at final destination for original cost. Alamo "800" staff could not help. Not the start to our trip that we expected.
10.0 Excellent16 Nov. 2021
Nissan Versa was not a great car. Idled poorly and wiper blades were worn out. Pickup and drop off were quick and easy!
4.0 Okay25 Oct. 2021
Rental location in Seattle was confusing to get to. Once we figure out where to go they almost gave us a car with expired tags. Check in process was very long. Second car they gave us was never inspected or walked through with us. The car play function with is what we needed would constantly go off and on (tried multiple phone cables, phone projection/Bluetooth separately with no success) which made it extremely difficult to use for our West Coast drive from Seattle to San Francisco.
1.9 Horrible28 Sep. 2021
Someone left underwear in the back seat, the drop off was closed, it was a nightmare retiring the car
10.0 Excellent14 Aug. 2021
Convenient pickup. Friendly staff.
2.0 Mediocre25 May 2021
I have forgotten my notebook in the rental car. Within1 hour of return I went back to rental location and car was rented back. The lady at the counter noted down car, descritipn and my phone number. It has been more than 10 days no one called back. I tried to call back but no response. There is no lost/found mechanism. Even though there is no monetary value to anyone of my notebook; it was important to me. Rental car company needs to have better mechanism
10.0 Excellent3 Dec. 2020
Staff was friendly and helpful. Car delivered as advertised. Easy drop off.Better instructions on how to find the entrance to the garage when dropping car off.
5.6 Okay18 Oct. 2020
Staff were friendly, efficient, and helpful.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
Friendly helpful staffThe location was hard to find as the signs both at the garage and the lobby unit
8.0 Excellent13 Jul. 2020
The car was sweet.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.
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Rated no. 3
Dollar
8.3 Excellent (961 reviews)
2 locations in Seattle
Dollar
Locations in Seattle
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
  • 8.3
  • 8
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent27 Dec. 2021
The counter agent was personable, engaging and helpful. She also did an excellent job of upselling us into an AWD vehicle for an extra $200 that we didn't need. She said we'd be getting snow and we didn't. Live and learn. The car was ok. Didn't care for its handling.
6.0 Good12 Dec. 2021
Great rental center; for dollar, pushy salesperson.
10.0 Excellent8 Dec. 2021
Excellent support staff. Helpful at airport. Worked hard to find best options and upgrades for my situation. I rented an economy car and had too much luggage. Really changed my mind about Dollar. I will rent from them again
3.9 Mediocre13 Oct. 2021
Reserved a vehicle for 6 people and the class of the vehicle was too be determined when I picked it up. I contacted Dollar to ensure the reservation would accommodate 6 people, they said yes. When I went to pick up the vehicle I was told it would only be a midsize and would not accommodate 6 people .... Also, was told Dollar does not observe "spouses are included as drivers on the rental" and I would have to pay an additional driver fee for my spouse to be permitted to drive.
10.0 Excellent24 Sep. 2021
Service was excellent - really went out of my way to help.
10.0 Excellent23 Sep. 2021
I priced cars directly from the rental car sites, and Kayak definitely provided a better price for the type of vehicle I wanted to rent. I’ll always look at Kayak first going forward.
10.0 Excellent23 Aug. 2021
The price for rental cars this summer is ridiculous but the service and ease of Dollar Rental at Seattle SeaTac Airport was excellent!
10.0 Excellent26 Jul. 2021
Everything was great! Except I feel price wise, rental cars are getting to expensive. I was a little taken aback on how much money I left there.
1.9 Horrible25 Jul. 2021
We booked using kayak link to vip cars. DO NOT USE vip cars. Vipcars precharged me a portion of the rental. After I landed on my flight, I received an email from them telling me they were canceling my reservation with fox. It was 12am and there was nothing I could do. I was stranded with my two young kids. It has been 4 days and they have still not returned my precharged cost. Awful experience. I feel they should compensate me for the time and energy they made me waste.
10.0 Excellent29 Jun. 2021
The person who help us was friendly and helpful.Aside from the price and I did get a great deal. This rental experience was perfect.
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From $63/dayRated no. 4
Enterprise
8.3 Excellent (416 reviews)
8 locations in Seattle
Enterprise
Locations in Seattle
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent6 Jan. 2022
Full refund granted due to cancellation, cancelled on line but local operator was not informed, so they called me and I told them. All OK.
10.0 Excellent5 Jan. 2022
Enterprise staff were helpful and cheerful. It was a hectic time in Seattle with snow and ice on the roads. However, when we returned the car the office was closed. The car itself was clean yet did not have the middle passenger seat headrests.
6.0 Good3 Jan. 2022
No washer fluid in car after significant snow fall. Could not wash road salt spray off windshield while driving, created very dangerous situations multiple times. Could not add fluid myself because sold out at gas stations. Enterprise should not have rented me this car in this condition
4.0 Okay24 Nov. 2021
It would have been helpful if the quoted KAYAK price either reflected the state sales tax, city sales tax, city tourism fee, etc. or at least provided some indication that local taxes would be applied at the time of rental. The actual amount charged was almost 30% over the KAYAK price.
10.0 Excellent26 Oct. 2021
They didn’t have the car I reserved, which was a disappointment. They gave me a choice between a Lincoln Navigator (aka the largest car ever) or a car so tiny it wouldn’t fit our luggage. At first I picked the Navigator, but it freaked me out to drive and I knew the gas money to drive it would be insane so the next morning I took it back and they let me exchange it. I ended up getting a BMW 330I which was not actually very comfortable but it was definitely a better option than the previous two options they gave me. We spent 10 days driving the car from Seattle to San Diego and it’s not the best car for a road trip as it’s not very roomy up front and there’s no place to set food and stuff, but the gas mileage was great and it’s a dream to drive/handle
1.9 Horrible5 Oct. 2021
We rented a car for $214 & then we had to return it a couple hours later & they charged us $400 extra!! Ridiculous.
1.9 Horrible16 Sep. 2021
There was quite a few people waiting in line and the Enterprise clerk in the front desk mentioned a few times they don't have enough cars available so people were antsy. When it was my turn to pick up me keys, the woman that show us the car was in a bit of a hurry, she just said take a look around the car if you see any dents or scratches, then mentioned that the tank is only 3/4 full, so return it at 3/4 full. When I returned the car, they were closed so I dropped the keys in the lock box. Following Monday they sent my e-receipt and charged me 4 gallons of gas at a ridiculous price! We stopped at a Chevron station around the corner to refill to 3/4 full and they said when I called them that it wasn't at the 3/4 mark. How can I be 4 gallons short, they just want to rip off people. NEVER trust this Enterprise location - 6520 4th Ave S, Seattle, WA
10.0 Excellent15 Aug. 2021
Stress free from beginning to the end. Renting in one city and returning in totally different state that what I wanted and Enterprise provided Thanks
7.9 Good6 Aug. 2021
Will use them again
10.0 Excellent3 Aug. 2021
Caleb Cipriano is a true professional! Friendly, knowledgeable, and effective. Thanks for a great experience!
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From $40/dayRated no. 5
Sixt
8 Excellent (736 reviews)
4 locations in Seattle
Sixt
Locations in Seattle
  • 8.4
  • 8.3
  • 7.9
  • 7.9
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre26 Dec. 2021
They gave me a rear-wheel drive vehicle instead of the AWD vehicle I had specified. I needed to buy $150 of chains to get over a mountain pass and the entire trip was stressful and dangerous.
10.0 Excellent18 Dec. 2021
The desk staff was very helpful. Hicham made sure the car I received was clean, as the one I originally booked smelled of cigarette smoke. He gave me a different car without me even asking.
10.0 Excellent1 Nov. 2021
Amazing upgrade, friendly staff - thanks!!
10.0 Excellent31 Oct. 2021
It was easy to get in and out. Rene was very helpful and friendly!
4.0 Okay30 Oct. 2021
The car had damage at every corner and all sides of the vehicle. The service light came on within the first day of a seven day rental
2.0 Mediocre29 Oct. 2021
Did not get the car that was advertised. Ended up with Nissan Altima instead of a small sized SUV, and the car handled HORRIBLY. Was offered an SUV for an additional $100+ a day. Rip off.
10.0 Excellent20 Oct. 2021
Experience was great, just ask to inspect the car before you pick up the keys. I noticed some minor cosmetic issues after I drove off with the car.
10.0 Excellent5 Oct. 2021
The lady that helped me was extremely nice from picking up the car and even dropping off (we ran into her in the streets). She was super accommodating even though the car I selected was not in the lot. She assured me that it was going to be a similar car and I was able to choose from a couple. We bonded super well and I loved my experience because of the customer service I had received from her.
5.9 Okay29 Sep. 2021
While we were thrilled to be given a complimentary upgrade, the vehicle we were given, the Volkswagen Atlas, did not have U.S. compatible USB charging in the vehicle, which was frustrating. This was no disclosed to us up front, otherwise we would have declined the upgrade. As a result, I don't think we'll ever rent again from Sixt.
10.0 Excellent28 Sep. 2021
Everything worked like it's supposed to!
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From $59/dayRated no. 6
Budget
7.8 Good (281 reviews)
7 locations in Seattle
Budget
Locations in Seattle
  • 8.1
  • 8.3
  • 7.7
  • 7.8
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent24 Jan. 2022
The inside of the windows are filthy. They never clean the inside windows so there is a fogy look when you are driving. Lack of attention to detail.
10.0 Excellent7 Jan. 2022
The service agent was polite and quick. The car we rented was not in the correct spot but an employee in the garage directed us to another equivalent car that was in excellent condition.
2.0 Mediocre3 Jan. 2022
The customer service could help if they new how to use it. Empthay maybe. Medford ,OR front counter person Nicole B. Was horrible! Just an all around bad experience.
2.0 Mediocre29 Dec. 2021
We picked up the car in Seattle to drive to Spokane. They jacked up our rate $139. No wiper fluid so we bought some- turns out the wiper fluid mechanism didn’t work. We had to pull over several times on the pass to wipe it down. Also, said it needed an oil change right when we got in.
6.0 Good20 Dec. 2021
Expensive. Kayak said it would be 115 bucks but it really was 275
2.0 Mediocre12 Nov. 2021
What could be better is if the requirement to rent a car also includes a debit card if anyone doesn't have a credit card.
2.0 Mediocre28 Oct. 2021
worst ever - 1.5 hours in line.
2.0 Mediocre26 Oct. 2021
I made very clear when I made this reservation that I was picking the car up in Olympia, WA and returning to Eugene OR Airport. I was charged an additional 300 plus for this. I’m will never make any arrangements with Kayak or Budget
4.0 Okay26 Oct. 2021
The car was filthy, window amd mirrors dirty, finger prints on the touch screen, less than 3/4 tank gas, amd smelled as if last renter dumped a bottle of old spice in the heating system. Was with my ailing mother having just gotten off an over night flight and down the escalators to find car, I couldn’t make her go back up to exchange car. Just wish it was cleaned probably and fueled like was promised amd like I promised amd did! Other than that nice car amd fair rate.
10.0 Excellent28 Sep. 2021
We got a check engine light that necessitated swapping the car. The agent in Port Angeles had everything all ready for us so it was pretty quick.
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From $43/dayRated no. 7
Thrifty
Most popular
7.8 Good (478 reviews)
2 locations in Seattle
Thrifty
Locations in Seattle
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre17 Jan. 2022
This is a terrible experience. Upon arrival to the rental station the employee found our booking started typing and presented us with multiple insurance options, which we all declined, since we use our Amex for car rentals that has a nice insurance and travel package with it. After declining every extra cost, he presented us with the rental agreement that was 160 dollars more than the quote we signed up and booked via kayak. We asked him why there is a discrepancy and showed him our original booking and rate. He looked at it and told us that he doesn't know and he doesn't care, since this is the rate that he can offer us and all these online sites are always lying about prices and offers !!!!! I told him that I have rented through other online sites multiple times and never had a discrepancy, which is when he told me that this is the best offer he has and we should either take it or go somewhere else. At this point we had no choice but to rent a car that kept going up and up upon adding a second river. From the original quote of 680 bucks we ended up having to sign a contract for 995 dollars. Horrible experience. never again/
2.0 Mediocre29 Dec. 2021
Made a reservation for a SUV and called to confirm there would be one available. Upon arriving at the check in counter at the time of our reservation, we were told that it would be a 2-3 hour wait for a car even with a reservation. Kayak showed a list of available cars for the night and Thrifty was confirming that availability - so this was incredibly misleading and a total waste of our time
2.0 Mediocre28 Dec. 2021
We arrived to pick up our vehicle ti find thrifty closed! We were stuck outside in a 30 degree parking garage with our children and suitcases with no car or any help to rectify the situation. We had to find another dealer to rent from and still have not received our refund. We will never rent from Thrufty again
10.0 Excellent27 Dec. 2021
Great service
10.0 Excellent21 Dec. 2021
Great price, compared to other competitors. Seamless pickup and check in processes. Clean vehicle. Quick and accurate final billing process, including emailed final invoice. Will gladly do business w/ Thrifty again at SEATAC.
2.0 Mediocre8 Dec. 2021
I booked my car pickup for a Sunday, but when I arrived for it the location was closed. I immediately called customer service and they told me that it was their mistake and I would not be able to get a car.
10.0 Excellent23 Nov. 2021
Everything went fast and was easy. Will rent from them again in the future for sure
6.0 Good16 Nov. 2021
The rental agent was friendly, professional and as efficient as possible. She upgraded me to a sedan from an economy! 😊 There was only one rental agent when I picked up the car at 9:00 pm with four people waiting in front of me…. and six behind me. The driver’s seat was pretty far back and could not be adjusted forward. Fortunately, I’m 5’8” and with my leg fully extended was able to reach the pedals, but would have preferred being a few inches closer. The car was very clean except the interior windshield had streaks in it making visibility a bit more challenging during two horrendous rain storms. I would rent from Thrifty again.
8.0 Excellent9 Nov. 2021
We had to haul our luggage on & off shuttle to car rental terminal off site.The line was very long when picking up our car. Had to stand in line for over 45 minutes. The agent was very courteous and provided excellent service. The van was not completely cleaned. There was food under seats and the faint smell of vomit in the morning when it was left locked up for the night...yuck! There was an oily film on inside of windshield which we had to buy 3 products to clean it (still never came 100% clean). This could be very dangerous night driving. It made it an unwelcome challenge to already weary driver. Speaking of dangerous, we had to replace the windshield wipers the second we got the van as they were shot and leaving the windshield more blurry than the film caked on the inside. I feel like they should have known to replace the wipers. Not cool to have to locate, purchase out of pocker, and install ourselves. IT IS SEATTLE after all and a "cyclonic bomb storm" was forcast with 100% chance of rain.
1.9 Horrible9 Oct. 2021
We had to wait in a line for 45 minutes just to get the car. We felt the associate kept trying to upcharge us on options. We rented a luxury SUV and got one… that was probably 10 years old. It was nice but not what we thought we signed up for or worth the money.
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From $109/dayRated no. 8
Avis
7.3 Good (136 reviews)
6 locations in Seattle
Avis
Locations in Seattle
  • 7.8
  • 7.7
  • 7.2
  • 6.9
  • 7
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent12 Jan. 2022
Avis had an old printer with perforated paper that took a longtime to print all the documents. What an embarrassment for Avis at a major airport.
10.0 Excellent9 Jan. 2022
good price, easy to book, and equally easy to cancel when plans changed. Great service, will use it again.
2.0 Mediocre29 Dec. 2021
Can you please they gave me an SUV in the middle of a winter storm warning with frozen washer fluid lines, not to mention once the lines unfroze after 4 hours of driving, I had to fill the washer fluid. That is crazy, not to mention VERY DANGEROUS!!!
6.0 Good26 Dec. 2021
Very expensive for a one way trip from Seattle to Bellingham due to my flight getting cancelled. .
2.0 Mediocre25 Oct. 2021
Customer service was extremely unprofessional and surprisingly rude. The agent was a middle-aged African American man (I am an African American as well for context) and it was an unsettling experience whereby the agent, who was quite affable with the couple before us, completely changed his demeanor when as we approached the counter (and things went downhill from there).
10.0 Excellent12 Oct. 2021
Extremely helpful staff with a sense of humor
7.9 Good17 Sep. 2021
Ellen who works at the Avis in downtown Seattle was very helpful and fast.
7.9 Good27 Aug. 2021
Odd location. Not particularly clean. Hotel parking garage. A little unnerving late at night. Nice staff.
3.9 Mediocre22 Aug. 2021
The guy at the counter was not nice and not helpful at all. Kayak made my life much easier but the prices were very high for any car, probably a pandemic thing. Still better than anything available walk in.
10.0 Excellent17 Aug. 2021
super friendly and great service!!
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Rated no. 9
E-Z Rent-A-Car
7.3 Good (243 reviews)
1 location in Seattle
E-Z Rent-A-Car
Locations in Seattle
  • 7.5
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
  • 6.9
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent4 Jan. 2020
Staff was nice.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
Easy drop offCar 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
Vehicle had been smoked in, did not realize until I turned on the air after departing the rental facility.
5.2 Okay26 Sep. 2019
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
Drop off quick and easy.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
Check in agent was extremely rude
10.0 Excellent18 Aug. 2019
It was great experienceThe car was nice, clean, and nothing wrong with it. The pick up and drop off processes were very quick.Nothing
4.8 Okay15 Aug. 2019
Nothing after getting the wrong carI 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
Staff was nice enough, he didn't have any cars to rent people...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
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. 10
Payless
6.8 Good (461 reviews)
1 location in Seattle
Payless
Locations in Seattle
  • 7.1
  • 7.2
  • 6.7
  • 6.6
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
6.0 Good23 Jan. 2022
The type of car was unavailable. I had to pay more money for a bigger vehicle. It was not clean at all. The customer service rep was nice. The vehicle was comfortable.
4.0 Okay14 Jan. 2022
I have an unknown $111 charge applied when I dropped the car off. What’s that about?
2.0 Mediocre5 Jan. 2022
There was no one at the counter at the time of the scheduled pick-up and I was never able to retrieve my car. I was pre-charged and I still haven’t received a refund.
10.0 Excellent14 Dec. 2021
All god! The lady at the Return Isle was very positive and handled her job perfectly!
8.0 Excellent11 Dec. 2021
Would help to have more than one person at the counter.
10.0 Excellent5 Dec. 2021
awesome company.
2.0 Mediocre27 Nov. 2021
Don't rent with Payless, Budget, or Avis. The fee you see on Kayak is not the true price, you will end up paying much more (25%+), since Kayak is not required to disclose additional government/corporate fees at the time of checkout.
2.0 Mediocre21 Nov. 2021
Scammed us. Returned car fully fuelled up. After receiving receipt electronically (after we left) there was a $90 petrol charge.
4.0 Okay15 Nov. 2021
The price was good but the car was dirty, beat up and felt old.
4.0 Okay9 Nov. 2021
The windshield was really dirty. Tried all sorts of way to clean it but when the rain was heavy visibility was basically 5 feets.
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From $45/dayRated no. 11
Hertz
5.9 Okay (723 reviews)
8 locations in Seattle
Hertz
Locations in Seattle
  • 6.5
  • 6.4
  • 5.8
  • 5.6
  • 5.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent26 Jan. 2022
Found a far better rate online than at the counter. There was limited competition as most companies were out of vehicles due to flight cancellations due to fog.
2.0 Mediocre13 Jan. 2022
I booked a car at Seattle Airport and when I got to rental car counter I found out the rental location was on the other side of Seattle. I tried to cancel reservation and was told it was non-refundable. Your site sucks!
10.0 Excellent4 Jan. 2022
Customer service was great!
8.0 Excellent31 Dec. 2021
First off, we made a scheduling error that could have been disastrous, they very pleasantly corrected the mistake and rented us a lovely hondi Elantra. That was perfect except the electronic key battery was dead and they were not very helpful in assisting us in getting that problem resolved. When we turned in the car a kind man did give us a $25.00 discount for the problem. All in all, quite a good experience.
2.0 Mediocre26 Dec. 2021
We needed to return the car early to a different drop off location and were told it was impossible to do so, even though inclement weather was an extenuating circumstance.
2.0 Mediocre25 Dec. 2021
Got the wrong car. 5 passenger as opposed to 7. Didn't notice until late. Going back for exchange costed me valuable time. I was soooooooo unhappy. The clerk was unapologetic, actually, rude.
8.0 Excellent15 Dec. 2021
The drop off experience in Portland was confusing and frustrating
2.0 Mediocre7 Dec. 2021
Booking sent me to Priceline. Priceline booked me a car pick up time that was precisely when that office closed. No one was at the pickup location when I got there at 2pm. No one to call at Priceline and when I bussed out to the airport location of Hertz 45 min later they told me they couldn’t honor that price. They told me I’d need to rent another/ more expensive car and to contact Priceline to get my money back. Priceline is impossible to get a hold of and their text bot told me to call Hertz which also doesn’t answer the phone. Terrible experience.
10.0 Excellent22 Nov. 2021
The agent was really friendly and helpful!
2.0 Mediocre15 Nov. 2021
Waited almost an hour in line to pick up car, then found out car was not reserved at Sea-Tac airport, but some other location in Seattle. Website should not allow that to happen when Sea-Tac is selected.
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From $84/dayRated no. 12
National
8.6 Excellent (16 reviews)
1 location in Seattle
National
Locations in Seattle
  • 9.2
  • 8.9
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
7.9 Good23 Aug. 2021
Good: When our flight time was moved up unexpectedly, National was flexible in allowing us to return the car at another location. We appreciated this so much! Bad: Pick up was tedious as the location we originally rented from was small and seemingly understaffed. One guy had to take care of everyone in line - it took well over an hour.
8.8 Excellent11 Jul. 2018
Rental went very smoothlyEasy 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.Rental was one of the lowest I could find, but still was over $100/day for 2 days.
9.6 Excellent30 Jun. 2018
We were given a free upgrade at the initiation of the agent.It was a little confusing to get to the garage where the cars were located.
8.8 Excellent20 Dec. 2017
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
Rep gave an upgrade while picking up vehicle.Off site dropoff for airport but that is not the fault of National.
10.0 Excellent17 Jul. 2016
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
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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5640 travellers who hired a car in Seattle gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.3

Car hire locations in or near Seattle

Good to know

Most popular agency

Thrifty

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$62/day

Good deal

$49/day

When to book a car hire in Seattle

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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 $49 or less
  • Book your car hire in Seattle at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hires in Seattle are around 67% cheaper than other car types, on average

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