Car rentals in Philadelphia: All you need to know
You need a great car to get around Philadelphia whether you're going for a business or pleasure. Explore the famous sites around the region and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Philadelphia. We've collected your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Philadelphia. Keep reading to find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where can I find a bargain rental car in Philadelphia?
We always strive to get you the best deal. But, there are ways to get an even lower price on your next rental. Be sure to:
- Check the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees
- Reserve your rental car as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they normally are more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Philadelphia rental car.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Philadelphia?
We have around 55 rental suppliers that you can decide from. We have budget-friendly names like Dollar and Thrifty and global ones like Hertz and Enterprise. Read through the online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Philadelphia?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Pennsylvania city means you're certain to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Philadelphia?
Normally, to rent a car in Philadelphia you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to go through the terms to discover any additional fees is before you book your car.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Philadelphia?
Insurance is required, wherever you're renting a car. That said, you could already be covered by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, these policies may not provide total coverage, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Philadelphia. Look into it before you book and, if it's necessary, you can easily add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.
What fuel policy should I get?
Many rental car suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Philadelphia?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for travelers who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the fine print before you book.
What is Philadelphia famous for?
There is tons to see and do in Philadelphia. This city has around 18 attractions that it is known for. Some of the most popular are:
- Please Touch Museum
- Masonic Temple
- Liberty Bell Center
Luckily, you'll be able to drive to the one you want or visit all of them.
Before you drive off
Before you get going on your Philadelphia adventure, make sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. You should:
- Inspect the vehicle and be sure there is no damage or scrapes. If you notice any, mark it down on the paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Philadelphia rental car today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. CarRentals.com has the ideal rental car that can fit your requirements and not break the bank.