Car rentals in Boston: All you need to know
You want a great vehicle to get around Boston whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Explore the top sites around the city and park in front of the popular restaurants in Boston. We've answered your most popular questions about renting a car in Boston. Read on to find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How do I find a great deal on a rental car in Boston?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to book budget-friendly deals. Just type in your travel dates and scroll down the list of rental car companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Boston. You should also:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which typically are more expensive
- Determine ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book in advance
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Boston rental car.
What rental companies have agencies in Boston?
CarRentals.com has around a dozen car rental suppliers in the Boston area. You'll find well-known companies like Hertz and Enterprise and wallet-friendly suppliers like Budget and Thrifty. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Boston?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Massachusetts city means you're certain to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Boston?
Typically, the age limit for car rentals in Boston is 21. However, there might be an added charge if you are under 25 or for larger or higher category rentals. Read over the supplier's terms to determine what any additional charges is before you book your vehicle.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Boston?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through rental car company for your trip, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit card issuers (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will cover your car rental. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering large automobiles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Boston.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Most rental car companies give you a full tank policy. We encourage returning it with a full tank of gas. If you want to keep your expenses lower, fill up your tank before you bring it back.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Boston?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for anyone who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
What is Boston famous for?
There is tons to see and do in this city. Some of Boston's most popular attractions are:
- New England Holocaust Memorial
- Bunker Hill Monument
- Freedom Trail
- USS Constitution
Fortunately, you'll be able to cruise to the one you want or visit all of them.
Before you drive off
Make sure you go over a few items before you leave the rental lot. You should:
- Inspect your vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Boston car rental today
Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. No matter who you're traveling with, CarRentals.com has a vehicle that can suit your requirement and not deplete your travel piggy bank.