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Car rentals in Portland: All you need to know

A Portland car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of Maine has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered the most popular questions about car rentals in Portland. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.

Where do I get a bargain car rental in Portland?

CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to snag budget-friendly rates. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll down the variety of rental suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Portland. You can also:

  • Compare vehicle pricing before you book
  • Avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which usually cost more
  • Know ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
  • Search and book as far in advance as you can

These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Portland.

What rental suppliers have outlets in Portland?

We have around 19 rental companies in the Portland area. You'll find well-known companies like National and Hertz and wallet-friendly suppliers like Payless and Fox. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for your next trip.

What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Portland?

Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Maine town 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 Portland?

Usually, the age limit for renting a car in Portland is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read the rental agreement to figure out any additional charges is before you reserve your rental.

Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Portland?

Insurance is mandatory, no matter where you're renting a car. That said, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, your policies may not provide total coverage, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Portland. Check ahead of time and, if it is required, you can simply include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.

What is the difference between all the fuel policies?

Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.

You will need to find a gas station close to your rental car supplier

What fuel policy should I get?

At CarRentals.com, we suggest a full to full policy. You receive the vehicle with a full tank, and you will want to return it topped off. If you want to save some money, it is best to fill up your tank before returning the vehicle.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

Unlimited mileage is a good choice for anyone who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.

What are some must-see sights in Portland?

There is tons to see and do in Portland. Some of Portland's most popular attractions are:

  • Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine
  • Portland Observatory
  • Wadsworth-Longfellow House

Fortunately, you'll be able to drive 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 car rental lot on your Portland adventure. It's important to:

  • Inspect your car and make certain there is no damage or scratches. If so, write it down on your paperwork
  • Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
  • Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
  • Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city

Book your Portland 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 are traveling with, CarRentals.com has a car rental that can suit your requirement and not break the bank.

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