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Cheap car rentals in Crystal City (Arlington)

Compact150 ﷼/day
Intermediate147 ﷼/day
Standard198 ﷼/day
Full-size198 ﷼/day
Minivan516 ﷼/day
Full-size SUV456 ﷼/day
Premium478 ﷼/day
Intermediate SUV200 ﷼/day
Standard SUV238 ﷼/day
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Crystal City (Arlington) car rental reviews and directory

Alamo

8.4

Very good

591 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.6

Value for money

7.8

One location in Crystal City

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Ronald Reagan Wash Natl Airprt

+1 844 648 1608

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
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6.0 Okay

Dec 2023

KAYAK
My issue was I specified a Cadillac sedan, which is a more comfortable me to drive. Otherwise experience was good

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2023

KAYAK
The car was in great condition and the staff extremely helpful.

4.0 Mediocre

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

I rented a midsize suv such as the RAV 4. Alamo initially offered a small mitsubishi "suv" at the garage. I declined and they provided an "upgrade" to a chevy equinox...another compact suv nice car but one class lower than the midsize billed. Very nice staff, but that was wrong.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Very friendly agent, great car.

2.0 Poor

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Absolutely nothing.

Cons:

I didn't get to rent the car because after calling Alamo multiple times to confirm policies, I spent 30$ taking an Uber to the airport only to be told I had been given wrong information and they would not rent me the car. It nearly cost me a night of my vacation and I ultimately had to borrow a car at great inconvenience to a family member. Will never ever use Alamo again.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very capable and able to accommodate a larger vehicle based on our needs on the spot.

1 out of 78

Budget

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.7

Value for money

6.4

2 locations in Crystal City

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Locations in Crystal City (Arlington)

1100 South Hayes Street

+1 571 451 1869

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00
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2600 Richmond Highway

+1 703 872 0320

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
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2.0 Poor

Jun 2024

KAYAK
The car overheated because there was not enough cooling liquid in the car so we had to pull over on the side of the highway. Budget road sided asssistance was not helpful because they wanted us to wait several hours in 90 degree heat for a tow truck to come. Customer service was also rude and not helpful when we asked for a refund for the vehicle that did not work properly.

6.0 Okay

Jun 2024

KAYAK
The first truck stank of cigarette smoke. The agent tried to get us a different truck, but it was parked in. Then he left, and we were given the same smoky truck. Finally, an hour and fifteen minutes after arriving, we had our vehicle. The truck had many broken glass bits all over the bed and back seat. We did not get cut, but we did get to put a knee and hand on the glass a few times. Overall, it was ok. The truck did its job. Drop-off was super easy.

4.0 Mediocre

Jun 2024

KAYAK
We had to wait 45 minutes under the sun with no explanations

10.0 Wonderful

May 2024

KAYAK
We arrived at a very busy time but every member of the staff was friendly, kind, and helpful. The vehicle reserved for us was a little too small because our sons are 6’7 and 6’5 but the attendant didn’t even blink an eye. She said give me a sec and she found us a Ford Expedition which was perfect leg room for our giants ;). We weren’t the only ones who had special requests but through it all were so impressed with how the staff remained calm and were quick to come up with solutions. We would definitely rent from this location again!

8.0 Very good

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Nothing special. Process and service was as expected

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
It was excellent! Great service

1 out of 49

Payless

Cleanliness

6.1

Comfort

6.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

5.7

One location in Crystal City

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Locations in Crystal City (Arlington)

2500 National Avenue

+1 800 729 5377

Monday09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday09:00 - 14:00
Wednesday09:00 - 14:00
Thursday09:00 - 14:00
Friday09:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00
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6.0 Okay

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Clean car

Cons:

Difficult to find staff at dc airport - mixed with Avis and others

2.4 Poor

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Absolutely nothing - The entire experience was a nightmare.

Cons:

The car they initially rented to me was broken and required software updates. There were no tenants around to help. I received my second car over an hour later and was unhappy with it due to the car being uncomfortable and full of blind spots (it was different than what I rented as well -- and definitely not any sort of an upgrade or similar to what I rented). The second car they gave me had a bald tire and I experienced a blow out less than 300 feet from the garage door in the driveway leading to/from the rental location. And then they charged me for the blow out.

4.8 Mediocre

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Long wait. Excessive and repeated attempts at upselling despite telling them I wasn’t interested

2.8 Poor

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

I was able to get a different call after all the warning lights on my first car came on.

Cons:

People working at the airport were not helpful at all; the payless call center foes not exist; no one gave me a copy of my contract after I left the airport to get my car; no one at avis or budget rental could find my contract - I had to drive to a special payless location to find someone who could look up my contract.

4.0 Mediocre

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

The cancellation policy was unclear when making the booking. It was unclear how to report the dents I located on the car before I drove away. I paid the DAILY rate, picked up the car at noon, and indicated initially I would return at 9PM. When I inquired about returning the car the next morning instead (4th of July in DC, all the access points to highways were closed to it was extremely difficult to get to the airport), they told me I had to pay a $65 extension fee even though I had paid the equivalent of 24 hours.

6.0 Okay

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

There wasn’t anyone to receive the car at drop off and they didn’t check in the car.

1 out of 25

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.5

Very good

57 reviews

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.5

Value for money

7.9

2 locations in Crystal City

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2804 S Eads St

+1 703 418 7240

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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Ronald Reagan Wash Natl Airprt

+1 844 648 1606

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
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4.0 Mediocre

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Reserved a mini-van online and called Enterprise support to confirm that mini-van will be available that weekend. They assured that either mini-van or something similar will be available that weekend. Then got a call a day before that they couldn't guarantee the vehicle that I wanted. I ended up getting a small SUV. Very disappointing!

Cons:

This car company doesn't seemed to guarantee a vehicle you reserve online. I went through couple Enterprise rental location and both couldn't provide mini-van or large SUV.

8.0 Very good

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

It would have been better if the attendant located my reservation with the reservation number as opposed to scanning my drivers license. It would have saves 30 minutes.

9.2 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

All was easy!

Cons:

The price was high compared to rental prices I’ve experienced before. It was a big chunk of our weekend expense.

9.2 Wonderful

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff friendly. Easy pick up and drop off.

Cons:

Bit of a line up at 9 when it opened so took 30 minutes to get the car.

7.2 Good

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Wouldn’t take debit card. No mentioned in booking

3.6 Poor

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was nice

Cons:

They were out of cars when I went to pick one up.

1 out of 10

Sixt

7.7

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.8

Value for money

7.9

One location in Crystal City

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2500 National Avenue

+1 888 749 8227

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
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4.0 Mediocre

Jun 2024

KAYAK
Was told they couldn’t honor my original reservation and forced to pay for an upgrade, was not offered a free upgrade. Ended up with the same class of car anyway. Scammy experience, would not recommend.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Perfect

2.0 Poor

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Keep in mind that this company will charge you and extra full day even if you return the car 15 minutes late and I guess this us their new way to make money by rubbing the customers

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Easy. Efficient. Professional. Helpful.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
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6.0 Okay

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Everything is an up charge. The person at the counter tried to sell us an $89/day insurance policy. I eventually bought a $30/day insurance policy out of fear. Then he wanted to sell us $22/day toll package. We never paid any tolls. Then he wanted to sell us on a $120 gas fee so we wouldn’t have to fill up our tank. They do a hard sell on the extras. It really felt that they make a commission on the extras they can sell.

1 out of 9

Avis

6.3

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

6.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.4

Value for money

6.2

2 locations in Crystal City

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1100 South Hayes Street

+1 571 451 1867

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00
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2600 Richmond Highway

+1 703 419 5815

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
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6.0 Okay

Apr 2024

KAYAK
The lady at the counter when I went to pick up the car was super nice. What I didn’t like: my flight got in after 11pm when Avis closed, but I knew that would be a problem ahead of time so I had called and spoken with someone and they assured me that they would wait for me. However I got off my plane and no shuttles were running for Avis and I wasn’t able to get my car that night. I had to wait till almost 7am before one of the shuttles would allow me to get in and for then to take me to Avis.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
pick up was easy; extending the rental was easy

5.2 Fair

Apr 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

2.0 Poor

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Not lying about the price

5.2 Fair

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly

Cons:

Decreases wait times in the line, clean cars and more value in the per day rental price given the add ons

6.0 Okay

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The agent at the DCA Avis rental was very polite, friendly and helpful. Unfortunately, we were given a vehicle with the cruise control not working and had a 15hour drive to Florida due to airports closures/hurricane Dorian. We tried contacting customer service various times and no one could help

Cons:

Avis should care about their customers and have better service

1 out of 17

E-Z Rent-A-Car

2.0

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

One location in Crystal City

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2600 Jefferson Davis HWY

+1 703 838 1666

Monday05:30 - 23:59
Tuesday05:30 - 23:59
Wednesday05:30 - 23:59
Thursday05:30 - 23:59
Friday05:30 - 23:59
Saturday05:30 - 23:59
Sunday05:30 - 23:59
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2.0 Poor

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

notify whether it's cancelable or not

7.6 Good

May 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

The car smelled like body odor

7.6 Good

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was nice and clean. People were nice

Cons:

Awkward meeting point for off airport pickup. Pretty slow process vs some of the name brands

3.2 Poor

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was pretty clean and drove decently. There were no major dents or scratches.

Cons:

Pick up was done with an agent that was a bit less than friendly. The car was in desperate need of an oil change and tune-up. Drop off was even worse! The man that did The Returned was abrupt and barely willing to help me in any way with my luggage or anything else. The woman who was driving the shuttle for me back to the airport insisted that I get out in spite of the cold weather and walk so that she didn't have to be inconvenienced by dropping me off at the normal stop. It was cold, I was hauling three pieces of luggage and it only made my experience that much worse! One of the three gentlemen who were on the shuttle who have been picked up at the stop (and had waited far longer than they had expected) called this service "not so ez" car rental. I now understand why he called it that. I won't rent with this service again.

2.0 Poor

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Our airplane was slightly delayed but still arrived before midnight which is when E-Z rent-A-car closes. But for whatever reason they decided to close at 11PM, before we even landed, which left us stranded and looking for an available car rental at the airport when all other agencies were closing soon. Fortunately we did find one but ended up spending nearly 7 times as much for the car. I have half a mind to file a complaint with the BBB and get EZ to pay for this since it's their fault we were left in that situation. I will NEVER rent a car with them again.

2.0 Poor

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing, EZ rental seems like a scam did not pick up rental

Cons:

They do not properly inform customers and try to add hidden charges.

1 out of 7

National

7.3

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.6

Value for money

6.6

One location in Crystal City

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Ronald Reagan Wash Natl Airprt

+1 844 648 1607

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The calculation at the end was wrong. The person at national fixed it on the spot.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Got a luxury coupe so that was a very pleasant surprise. Fast ride and felt just right for our vacation.

Cons:

When I was first choosing a ride, I was told the car had apple CarPlay, but it in fact did not have that so putting on my navigation was a bit difficult at first but we made it work. I got the 2018 q60 3.0t awd.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

They had my car ready with no delays. Car was perfect

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

We were able to find a large.SUV at the last minute for our trip at a great rate that also included insurance.

8.0 Very good

Apr 2022

KAYAK
We picked up at Airport but we didn't fly in and it was a little tricky getting to the office when we were driving in. Once inside we went to the National Desk but there was no one there, the issue was that there was a window open and it had a coat on the chair so it looked like someone had just stepped away. We waited, knocked and called out but no one came. Finally a worker passing by said we needed to go to the Alamo window and that did work fine But there should have been some sign at the National desk telling us to do that. The rest of our experiences were very good.

1 out of 2

Hertz

4.4

Mediocre

11 reviews

Cleanliness

5.5

Comfort

5.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

3.7

Value for money

3.7

One location in Crystal City

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1700 Richmond Highway

+1 703 271 5245

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
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2.0 Poor

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

I'm still fuming. At 5 pm the night before my early morning departure on a one way 600-mile road trip, Hertz in Arlington called me to say that they did not have an SUV for me to rent. No car at all, no help finding a replacement and barely an apology. Terrible, terrible service. I am still shocked.

Cons:

Hertz could have made it right. The last-minute rental I was lucky to find from Budget cost almost triple the price, but I had no options. Hertz customer service offered a weak apology and a $50 voucher for my next rental. Very, very poor effort. I expected better from Hertz. Never again!

9.6 Wonderful

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes, Mike, the Hertz attendant was very good.

Cons:

Not sure.

2.8 Poor

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The worst first experience.

Cons:

Waited 3 1/2 hrs for a vehicle at hotel after reserving 48 hrs prior on Kayak.com. Sent me to airport location that couldn’t help because you have to have a round trip ticket. I live locally. Then the agent at the initial location calls me back saying he had a vehicle. Had to take the shuttle from airport back to the hotel. I wasted a total of 5hrs and still didn’t leave with a vehicle. I walked over to Enterprise and was in and out in 10 mins. By the way, if you are paying with a debit card Hertz runs a credit checks but they do not tell you this. This will ding your credit score. Enterprise takes a deposit for the vehicle and refunds it back.

8.4 Very good

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Like that pick up and drop off is easy because you just use the hotel valet

Cons:

Basic car, I've gotten cars with better features and upgrades from other companies

2.0 Poor

Jul 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

First, it was hard to find the location of Herz. I reserved the car for 8 and arrived at 9:15. The lady at the counter said I'm late so I can not rent the car. I called Herz and reserved for 10 a.m.. She wouldn't let me rent the car, saying that they are low on cars, but she gives other people their keys. I asked her to reserve a car for me at the airport. She reserved for me the most expensive car. My initial reservation was $120. She reserved for me for $300+. At the end I rented from enterprise. Enterprise has excellent customer service.

9.2 Wonderful

Mar 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Customer service was excellent and agent was very helpful and diligent.

Cons:

Car was not washed before pick up

1 out of 2

Kyte

8.7

Very good

No reviews available

One location in Crystal City

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1750 S Clark Street

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Europcar

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One location in Crystal City

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Please Go To The Advantage Counter

+1 703 838 1666

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Sunnycars

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One location in Crystal City

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1 Aviation Circle

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Locations in Crystal City (Arlington)

1 Aviation Cir, Arlington, , USA Washington DC

+1 914 368 0091

Monday10:00 - 23:30
Tuesday10:00 - 23:30
Wednesday10:00 - 23:30
Thursday10:00 - 23:30
Friday10:00 - 23:30
Saturday10:00 - 23:30
Sunday10:00 - 23:30

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1185 travelers who rented a car in Crystal City gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.2

Car rental locations in or near Crystal City (Arlington)

Good to know

Most popular agency

Sixt

Most popular car type

SUV

Average price

303 ﷼/day

Good deal

281 ﷼/day

When to book a rental car in Crystal City, Arlington

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Top tips for renting a car in Crystal City, Arlington

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Crystal City for 281 ﷼ or less.
  • Book your rental car in Crystal City at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price.
  • Compact rental cars in Crystal City are around 43% cheaper than other car types, on average.
  • February is typically the cheapest month to rent a car in Crystal City, with prices around 150 ﷼/day. December, in contrast, is often the most costly month, with an average of 285 ﷼/day.

FAQs about renting a car in Crystal City (Arlington)

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Crystal City?

    On average a rental car in Crystal City costs 303 ﷼ per day.

  • Are car rentals cheaper in other Arlington neighborhoods?

    No. Based on our information, ALAMO in Crystal City is the cheapest car rental location in Arlington.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Crystal City?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental car price (328 ﷼/day) in Crystal City was found at ALAMO, Ronald Reagan Wash Natl Airprt.

  • What is the best rental car company in Crystal City?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in Crystal City is ALAMO (8.1, 55 reviews).

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Crystal City?

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  • How much does a SUV car rental cost in Crystal City?

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Crystal City?

    On average a rental car in Crystal City costs 2,118 ﷼ per week (303 ﷼ per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Crystal City?

    On average a rental car in Crystal City costs 9,078 ﷼ per month (303 ﷼ per day).