There is no better way to see everything Washington D.C. has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your Avis rental car. Don't waste time waiting for the bus or hailing taxis to go to the sights. When you have the keys to your own car, you can drive anywhere you want to go, whenever you want. Make your next vacation to Washington D.C. even better with an Avis car rental.
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Washington D.C. is home to over half a million people, meaning this city is just large enough for some exploration. Visitors come to enjoy Washington D.C.'s local attractions. Of course, this city has more going on such as its tons of entertainment options. No matter what you decide on first, you'll want to check out as much of Washington D.C. as possible while on your stay. You'll be able to explore of this city once you get the keys to your Avis rental car.
We work with the best car rental companies in the world. The first rent-a-car company to be located in an airport, Avis has over 70 years of providing rental cars to travelers from all over. With an assorted fleet of cars and over 5,000 locations globally, Avis is sure to give you a great experience from pick-up to drop-off.
Frequently asked questions
How do I get a Washington D.C. Avis car rental at a great price?
We try to get you the lowest price, no matter when you book. But getting ahead of time can help keep spending low. Make sure to not add an additional driver and check the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees.
What should I have with me when I pick up my rental car in Washington D.C.?
Make sure to bring credit card, as well as your driver's license.
How old do I have to be to rent a car in Washington D.C.?
Avis's minimum age to rent a car in Washington D.C. is 21. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles (luxury, SUVs, etc.), may have an additional fee if you are under 25. Make sure to review Avis's policies to find out if there is an additional cost before you book.
What kind of Avis rental car should I get for my trip to Washington D.C.?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Washington D.C.. Economy or compact vehicles are good for short drives and are easier to park. If you are traveling with colleagues or family, then a sedan or SUV is going to have more room and provide a more comfortable ride on longer drives. Those looking for a little luxury on their Washington D.C. trip can choose the premium category to get a car like a Mercedes C-Class or Audi A4 or similar.
Do I need insurance when I rent a car in the United States?
In the United States you do need to have insurance before you rent a car from Avis. Many of the major credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover) typically cover your car rental. But many of them have prohibitions, such as not covering large vehicles, like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to find out by calling your credit card company to find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Washington D.C.. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Does Avis require a deposit at the time of booking my rental car?
Avis does require a deposit when you book your rental. Avis will block the deposit on your credit once you reserve your car for your trip. Please be aware that the deposit can vary greatly based on the make and model of the rental.
Do I have to full up the tank before I take my car back to Avis?
We advise a full tank policy. You pick up your Avis rental with a full tank, and you will want to refuel up to the amount you picked the car up with. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to find a gas station before you return the car to Avis.
Do I need unlimited miles when I rent a car in Washington D.C.?
Washington D.C. has over half a million people, so there should be plenty to do. Unlimited miles allow you to see what else Washington D.C. has to offer without being concerned about your limits.
Can I get a one-way rental from Avis?
Avis typically offers one-way rentals. You may find it more convenient to return your rental car at a different Avis. Don't forget there is typically an additional fee when you pick one-way.
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With so much to do and see in Washington D.C., having the keys to your own set of wheels lets you explore at your own pace. When you're ready to discover more of Washington D.C., you can leave wherever you want to, without trying to hail a taxicab or sign up for a ride-share.
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