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Car hires in Seattle, Washington

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Seattle, WA, United States
10 Mar — 17 Mar
Seattle, WA, United States
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Car hire insight and trends in Seattle

Useful insights to help you book the perfect car hire in Seattle

What is the cheapest car hire agency in Seattle?

The cheapest car hire in Seattle are generally found through Surprise Agency. When booking with Surprise Agency, you may be able to find car hire prices for as low as €3/day. The average price to hire a car in Seattle is €3/day.

What car hire company in Seattle has the most locations?

Hertz has the most locations of any car hire company in Seattle, with 12 locations.

What car do most people hire in Seattle?

Hiring the Mazda CX-5 in Seattle is the most popular car hire among momondo users, followed by hiring the Chrysler Pacifica. Our users have seen Mazda CX-5 deals in Seattle for €55 per day on average, and as cheap as €33 per day. It’s an average of €84 per day to hire the Chrysler Pacifica in Seattle, though you may find prices as low as €49 per day.

Best deals found for Seattle, Washington car hire

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental car types in Seattle, Washington
Economy€46/day
Compact€42/day
Intermediate€43/day
Standard€43/day
Full-size€43/day
People carrier€65/day
Premium€49/day
Luxury€51/day
Intermediate SUV€48/day
Standard SUV€57/day
Best rates found by momondo users in the past 48 hours.

Important information about Seattle car hire

Securing a car rental in Seattle is a great way to ensure access to the stunning areas around the metropolis, as well as the chief attractions within the city, like Pike Place Market or the Woodland Park Zoo. There are nearly 20 car rental car locations in Seattle, so you can easily grab your rental at any stage of your trip. And with nearby major roadways like Interstates 5, 90, and 405 all providing direct access to areas in and around the city, day trips are simple to map out. You’ll want to stay alert on these major roadways, since they can get congested, especially during rush hour. When you’re exploring central, you’ll want to park your vehicle and either walk or take public transport. There is plenty of parking space in the city, so you won’t have trouble finding a spot.

While visiting, is it worthwhile to rent a car while visiting Seattle?

Driving in Seattle can be a tricky endeavor, since there are several factors that impact traffic—from an abundance of cyclists and pedestrians, to rainy weather, to public transportation vehicles, and rush hour, which typically run from a little after mid-afternoon into the early evening, as well as in the early mornings. While the city is very walkable and offers public transportation options, if you want to get the most out of your trip to the Pacific Northwest city, cheap hired cars in Seattle are critical, since they’ll grant you access to peripheral areas, like Puget Sound, Tacoma, and Bellevue, all of which are within a two-hour drive. There is also ample parking available in Seattle, making car rentals simple and cost-effective, especially if you’ve opted for a cheap car rental.

What different driving laws should I keep in mind while driving in Seattle?

While you may want to check with Seattle’s department of motor vehicles for any recent changes in traffic laws before your trip, there are a few standard traffic guidelines you will want to adhere to while driving hired cars in Seattle. For example, as with most of the U.S., individuals with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08% or higher are prohibited from operating a motor vehicle—there are heavy penalties for non-compliance with this law. There are also penalties for those who do not wear seatbelts, and parents should note that all children under the age of 13 must ride in the back seat, and children aged eight and younger must be strapped in using appropriate restraints. Many Seattle car rental companies offer children’s seats as an add-on. Seattle also has speed guidance requiring that drivers do not exceed speeds that are one-third lower than regular residential limits on unmarked residential (non-arterial) roadways, and less than half the national residential limit on unmarked arterial roadways. Using wireless devices, including hands-free devices, is illegal while driving in Seattle, so make sure not to call or text anyone while on the road. Pedestrians and cyclists always have the right of way, even when they are not in a marked crosswalk. On some freeways, you may see high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes, which you can use if you have at least two people in the vehicle. It is always best to check with Seattle’s department of motor vehicles for recent law changes before picking up your rental vehicle.

Can I cross the border with a rental car from Seattle?

Travelers who reserve hired cars in Seattle often like to cross the border and travel into Canada, as it is such a short drive away from the city. Almost all rental car companies will allow you to do this, but make sure to check with your specific company of choice beforehand. If you would like to drive Seattle car rentals across the border, you’ll need to have a few pieces of additional documentation with you. For example, you’re required to have a non-resident insurance card to go to Canada, which can usually be acquired directly through the rental car company. You’ll also need to make sure you have a passport. You may use a passport card from the United States, as this allows you to travel internationally by land.

Can you hire a car in Seattle without a credit card?

When you book hired cars in Seattle, whether it be a people carrier rental, a cheap car rental, or an electric car rental, you have a few different payment options. Most car hire locations in Seattle prefer that customers pay with a major credit card. Some branches do not accept debit cards or a prepaid charge card in person, but may accept them for making reservations online. You may also be able to pay for your rental with cash. Keep in mind that while you may be able to use alternative payments for the rental itself, some companies will still require you to use a credit card for the deposit. If you don’t pay with a credit card, you may be asked to provide some additional documentation when picking up your rental. It is usually best to contact the company ahead of time to verify which payment methods are accepted and what the exact process will be. If you do pay with a credit or debit card, make sure that it is in the same name as the individual who will be driving.

What documents does an international traveler need to rent a car in Seattle?

To rent a vehicle as an international traveler, even cheap hired cars in Seattle, you’ll be asked to provide the company with a few different things. Some companies will specifically ask for you to have an international driving license, while others will accept licenses from foreign countries if the key information is written in a Latin-based alphabet. If this is not the case, you may be able to provide a certified translation of the document. You will always want to have your passport on hand, as most companies will need to make a photocopy of this and keep it with your file. Most companies require customers to be at least 21 years old to rent a car. If you’re under the age of 25, you may also need to pay an underage driver’s fee.


Seattle, Washington car hire deals found on momondo

Find the car hire in Seattle that's right for you

Small cars

€39 - €96

All Car Types

€53 - €108

The average price of a small car hire in Seattle, the United States is €56. The cheapest time to hire a small car in Seattle, the United States is in January. The price is 31% lower than the rest of the year at just €39 per day. A small car rental is typically 22% less expensive than the average rental car in Seattle. The average price of a car hire in Seattle can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Seattle small car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a medium car hire in Seattle, the United States is €73. The cheapest time to hire a medium car in Seattle, the United States is in November. The price is 54% lower than the rest of the year at just €34 per day. A medium car rental is typically 3% more expensive than the average rental car in Seattle. The average price of a car hire in Seattle can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Seattle medium car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a large car hire in Seattle, the United States is €73. The cheapest time to hire a large car in Seattle, the United States is in May. The price is 37% lower than the rest of the year at just €47 per day. A large car rental is typically 5% more expensive than the average rental car in Seattle. The average price of a car hire in Seattle can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Seattle large car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV hire in Seattle, the United States is €63. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Seattle, the United States is in April. The price is 21% lower than the rest of the year at just €50 per day. A SUV rental is typically 12% less expensive than the average rental car in Seattle. The average price of a car hire in Seattle can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Seattle SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a van hire in Seattle, the United States is €76. The cheapest time to hire a van in Seattle, the United States is in October. The price is 27% lower than the rest of the year at just €56 per day. A van rental is typically 7% more expensive than the average rental car in Seattle. The average price of a car hire in Seattle can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Seattle van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a luxury car hire in Seattle, the United States is €50. The cheapest time to hire a luxury car in Seattle, the United States is in November. The price is 20% lower than the rest of the year at just €41 per day. A luxury car rental is typically 29% less expensive than the average rental car in Seattle. The average price of a car hire in Seattle can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Seattle luxury car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a convertible hire in Seattle, the United States is €70. The cheapest time to hire a convertible in Seattle, the United States is in March. The price is 39% lower than the rest of the year at just €44 per day. A convertible rental is typically 0% less expensive than the average rental car in Seattle. The average price of a car hire in Seattle can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

Renault Clio
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

€42/day

19 Mar - 23 Mar
Renault Clio
Renault Captur
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

€44/day

19 Mar - 23 Mar
Renault Captur
Opel Corsa
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

€46/day

2 Apr - 4 Apr
Opel Corsa

Seattle car hire directory

All major car hire suppliers in Seattle, Washington

Dollar

8.4
Very Good
508 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.9

Comfort

8.8

Overall

8.4

Pick-up/drop-off

8.6

Value

8.0

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.9
Good
224 reviews8 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.2

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

7.8

Value

7.8

E-Z Rent-A-Car

7.4
Good
122 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.8

Overall

7.2

Pick-up/drop-off

7.0

Value

7.2

Budget

7.2
Good
205 reviews7 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.9

Overall

7.1

Pick-up/drop-off

7.1

Value

7.1

Thrifty

6.6
Okay
296 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.3

Overall

6.5

Pick-up/drop-off

6.8

Value

6.6

Hertz

5.4
Fair
657 reviews12 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.3

Comfort

6.2

Overall

5.3

Pick-up/drop-off

5.3

Value

5.5

Alamo

7.8
Good
71 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

7.9

Overall

7.8

Pick-up/drop-off

7.7

Value

7.5

Sixt

7.5
Good
79 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.0

Overall

7.5

Pick-up/drop-off

7.5

Value

7.2

Quick facts about car hire in Seattle

Get the overview on great hire deals, popular car hire companies, and best car types for your visit in Seattle

Most Popular Agency

Budget

Popular Car Types

SUV, Intermediate, Passenger Van

Cheapest Hire Car

€33

Most Popular Model

Mazda CX-5
The most popular Seattle car hire agency found on momondo this month is Budget. Other top choices for car hire companies are Thrifty and Fox
The following car types were offered at car hire companies in Seattle in the past 72 hours: SUV, Intermediate, Passenger Van.
The lowest price for a car hire in Seattle is €33/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from €61/day.
The most popular car model to hire in Seattle in the past 7 days is the Mazda CX-5. Our users also prefer the Chrysler Pacifica as an alternative.

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Hire a car near one of these popular hotels in Seattle

Below are the most popular hotels in Seattle
citizenM Seattle Pioneer Square

citizenM Seattle Pioneer Square

60 Yesler Way, Seattle, WA, United States

1.3 km from city centre

citizenM Seattle South Lake Union

citizenM Seattle South Lake Union

201 Westlake Avenue North, Seattle, WA, United States

0.8 km from city centre

Hyatt Regency Seattle

Hyatt Regency Seattle

808 Howell Street, Seattle, WA, United States

0.5 km from city centre

Crowne Plaza Seattle-Downtown

Crowne Plaza Seattle-Downtown

1113 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA, United States

0.8 km from city centre

Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Fairmont Olympic Hotel

411 University Street, Seattle, WA, United States

0.7 km from city centre

The Edgewater, a Noble House Hotel

The Edgewater, a Noble House Hotel

2411 Alaskan Way, Pier 67, Seattle, WA, United States

0.9 km from city centre

Warwick Seattle

Warwick Seattle

401 Lenora Street, Seattle, WA, United States

0.1 km from city centre

Hotel Andra Seattle MGallery Hotel Collection

Hotel Andra Seattle MGallery Hotel Collection

2000 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA, United States

0.0 km from city centre

Coast Gateway Hotel

Coast Gateway Hotel

18415 International Blvd, Seattle, WA, United States

19.8 km from city centre

Hyatt At Olive 8

Hyatt At Olive 8

1635 8th Avenue, Seattle, WA, United States

0.5 km from city centre

Travelodge by Wyndham Seattle By The Space Needle

Travelodge by Wyndham Seattle By The Space Needle

200 6th Avenue North, Seattle, WA, United States

0.9 km from city centre

Hilton Motif Seattle

Hilton Motif Seattle

1415 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA, United States

0.5 km from city centre

Hyatt Place Seattle Downtown

Hyatt Place Seattle Downtown

110 6th Avenue North, Seattle, WA, United States

0.7 km from city centre

Mediterranean Inn

Mediterranean Inn

425 Queen Anne Avenue North, Seattle, WA, United States

1.7 km from city centre

Silver Cloud Hotel - Seattle Stadium

Silver Cloud Hotel - Seattle Stadium

1046 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA, United States

2.3 km from city centre

The Westin Seattle

The Westin Seattle

1900 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA, United States

0.1 km from city centre

Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Seattle Center

Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Seattle Center

601 Roy Street, Seattle, WA, United States

1.4 km from city centre

Hilton Garden Inn Seattle Downtown

Hilton Garden Inn Seattle Downtown

1821 Boren Avenue, Seattle, WA, United States

0.7 km from city centre


Driving with a car hire in Seattle - FAQs

Learn everything there is to know about hiring a car in Seattle so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

How much will it cost to hire a car in Seattle, Washington in April?

€44 is the cost of a weekend car hire in Seattle for April, with cheap deals starting as low as €44. Stretching your hire over seven days shifts the price range to about €34 to €54.

Is there a fee to cancel my Seattle, Washington car hire?

When hiring a car, you can expect to find that a majority of the rental car agencies in Seattle do not have a cancellation fee. Keep in mind that momondo does not set these cancellation policies, but we can help you find great deals on car hire in Seattle. Be sure to look for the Cancellation Policy when you conduct your search.

What is the best type of car to hire in Seattle during April?

Hiring a Standard car in Seattle during the month of April is the preferred choice of most travellers. With temperatures averaging 13 °C and precipitation around 48 mm during April, a Standard size car is more than capable of handling these weather conditions. This is the perfect rental car type for wet roads and above-freezing temperatures. Hiring a Standard in Seattle will cost you €67/day on average.

What is the speed limit in Seattle, Washington?

Travellers who hire a car in Seattle should be aware that the city’s speed limit is 40 km/h. Suburban speed limits around Seattle are generally 120 km/h, whereas speed limits on motorways are 120 km/h. Keep in mind that speeds may change depending on what road you’re travelling on, so be on the lookout for posted signage.

What car hire company has the Kia Sportage in Seattle?

What is the weather like in Seattle, WA in March?

Those looking for a hire car in Seattle during the month of March should expect temperatures to be around 8 °C and should expect around 94 mm of precipitation. This information can be helpful when choosing which car you’d like to rent.

Is the weather in Seattle similar to the rest of Washington?

If you’re looking for a Seattle hire car for a road trip to the surrounding areas during the month of March it’s important to know that the rest of Washington typically has a temperature of 8 °C and will usually expect 94 mm of precipitation.

When did momondo last update prices for cars in Seattle?

Prices for cars in Seattle are refreshed on a daily basis.

How many operators does momondo search for cars in Seattle?

How old do you have to be to hire a car in Seattle?

The minimum age for drivers varies by country, including Seattle. In many EU countries drivers must be 18 years old. As a rule, you’ll need to be 21 to hire a car abroad, and a young driver surcharge may be applied if you are under 25. We recommend reading through the policy of your chosen hire company before booking.

What documentation or ID do you need to hire a car in Seattle?

When hiring a car in Seattle, all drivers must present a full valid driving license. An International Driving Permit is required if the driving license is written in a language different to that of the country of hire and may be necessary to avoid the risk of potential fines. If you are hiring abroad, you may also need to provide proof of return travel and accommodation information during your stay. We always recommend checking with the individual hire company you are booking with.


Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to book a car hire in Seattle?

You should use momondo to book a car hire in Seattle because it could save you time and money. momondo fetches and allows you to compare car hire prices and policies from thousands of car hire websites.

How does momondo help me find the best car hire deal in Seattle?

momondo helps you find the best car hire deal in Seattle by allowing you to filter results by price, capacity, car features, drop off, pick-up location and many more.

Does momondo show car hire deals in Seattle with free cancellation?

Free cancellation is a policy that can be filtered on momondo car hire searches for Seattle and all other locations. Availability may vary by location.

Can I hire a car with a fair fuel policy in Seattle on momondo?

momondo specifically allows you to search for car hire in Seattle with fair fuel policies.

Can I find a car hire in Seattle which offers enhanced cleaning on momondo?

Enhanced cleaning services can be found on all car hire locations on momondo including Seattle.

Can I search for car hire in Seattle with unlimited mileage on momondo?

momondo offers a filter specifically for unlimited mileage on car hire in Seattle.


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