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Interesting facts about Washington

  • The city was first planned as the nation’s capital in 1790.
  • It’s often simple referred to as DC.
  • It was named after the nation’s first president, George Washington.
  • Although physically in Maryland, Washington is in its own autonomous district, Columbia.
  • The presidential home, the White House is located in Washington.

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Compare car rental agents in Washington

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Alamo
5
8.5/10
3,242
€ 24.18
€ 23.58
€ 24.89
€ 25.38
 National
7
8.5/10
465
€ 26.05
€ 26.46
€ 26.61
€ 28.60
 Enterprise
4
8.3/10
1,017
€ 25.52
€ 26.05
€ 27.66
 Sixt
3
7.9/10
599
€ 35.78
€ 26.48
€ 26.83
€ 32.59
 Thrifty
1
7.6/10
17
€ 22.54
€ 23.73
€ 19.65
 Hertz
25
7.3/10
4,588
€ 17.68
€ 17.68
€ 20.80
 Avis
19
7.2/10
2,160
€ 25.37
€ 26.32
€ 28.99
 Budget
21
7.1/10
6,508
€ 23.98
€ 24.65
€ 25.38

FAQs about car hire in Washington

How much does car hire in Washington cost?

Car hire in Washington costs as little as €23.50 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Economy class vehicle is €31.60 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €232.60 per day from DOLLAR for a BMW X3.

Who is the best car rental agent in Washington?

Based on recent customer reviews over the last 3 months, NATIONAL ehi has the highest customer rating for car hire in Washington with a score of 8.5/10

with Enterprise rated second best with a score of 8.3/10

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How much does it cost to hire a compact car in Washington?

Today’s cheapest price for compact car hire in Washington is €169.22 per week from THRIFTY.

Who is the cheapest car hire agent in Washington?

The cheapest car hire company in Washington is THRIFTY, with prices for a Economy class car such as the Chevrolet Spark available from as little as €164.29 per week.

How much is fuel in Washington?

You can expect to pay €0.59/ltr of petrol and €0.57/ltr of diesel in Washington. You’ll pay a premium if refilling at motorway services of up to 10%.

What car hire agencies are available in Washington?

We can arrange great deals on car hire in Washington with leading car hire companies such as ALAMO, AVIS, BUDGET, DOLLAR, ENTERPRISE, HERTZ, NATIONAL, SIXT, THRIFTY as well as reputable, local car hire companies.

What type of car can I hire in Washington?

We can arrange Compact, Compact Elite, Economy, Fullsize, Fullsize Elite, Intermediate, Intermediate Elite, Luxury, Mini, Premium, Special and Standard class rental cars in Washington.

How much does it cost to hire a convertible car in Washington?

We don’t currently have any convertible cars to hire in Washington, but we are working in it and please check dates for future rentals.
The price at the moment for a convertible rental car in Washington is €276.05 per week from ALAMO for a Ford Mustang Convertible.

Do you have a discount code for car hire in Washington?

We don’t have any discount codes for car hire in Washington at the moment, however THRIFTY rates start from just €164.29 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €164.29 from THRIFTY in Washington Dulles Airport or any other rental agent, let us know and we’ll do our best to beat it.

How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Washington?

The cheapest price to hire a car for a week in Washington is €164.50 per week with an average price of €221.20 per week across all car hire companies.

Washington Mini Guide

What can you tell me about Washington?
For a start it hasn’t always been the capital of the US. Before it was purpose built as the capital, New York and Philadelphia had preceded it. People say that Washington isn’t so much about the buildings and sights of the city but about the people and the atmosphere. To an extent that is true. You get a feeling of the power of the place just from walking around but the buildings have their place too, from the seat of government to the monuments that are not so much memorials but focal points for the nation.

How do I get in to Washington?
Three airports serve Washington – Ronald Reagan National Airport, Dulles International and Baltimore-Washington International. Ronald Reagan Airport deals with domestic flights to the capital whilst Dulles is the closest international airport with flights from almost every continent arriving here daily. All of the airports have fast train or metro links to the city.

What should be on my list of things to see and do in DC?
Almost everything you must see in in one area, the National Mall. Having said that, it’s a huge area to cover but at least with good footwear, refreshment and plenty of breaks, it’s better than cars or trains. There, in what is designated a national park you’ll find the iconic White House, home to the president of the US and the Capitol Building, the seat of power for the country.  There’s also the Washington Memorial, dedicated to the country’s first president amongst other memorials to past presidents and the very poignant Vietnam War Memorial inscribed with the names of all the soldiers who were killed in an unwinnable and some say, pointless war. A very different way to spend some time is to walk, hike or cycle in the Rock Creek Park. Another huge open space for the city, the park is part of a long trail that joins others in Maryland and Virginia. Deep in the park you won’t even be aware that a major world city surrounds you.

What is unique to buy in Washington?
You may want to avoid the cheap and tatty souvenirs sold from stalls on the Mall which include plastic White Houses and dozens of different sized US flags. Washington is renowned as a fashion and art centre and good buys include some high fashion clothes or a work of art, often inexpensive, to grace a wall in your home. Being home to the Library of Congress, you won’t be surprised to know that there are dozens of antique book shops and an ancient copy of your favourite book makes a great personal gift.

What about eating out?
The city is very multicultural and you’ll be spoilt for choice of food but specialities here include the hot dogs called ‘half-smokes’ which are half beef and half pork served in a hot dog roll. For the sweet-toothed, try a cupcake from one of the city’s many cupcake bakeries.

What about celebrations in the city?
Nowhere does Independence Day better than Washington and with good reason. It’s a massive celebration there with firework displays over the Potomac and processions through the street. A less well known festival is the springtime Cherry Blossom Festival when the whole city comes out to celebrate Washington at its prettiest.

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