Car Rental Boston MA

Local resource for car rentals in Boston. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to car rental agencies, car rental reservations and car rental insurance, as well as advice on renting a car.

Zipcar, Inc.
(617) 933-5070
18 Tremont, Suite 605
Boston, MA
 
Hertz - South Station Amtrak
(617) 338-1503
Summer Street and Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA
Hours
Mo-Th 0700-1800, Fr 0700-1900, Sa 0700-1600, Su 0800-1700.
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only In-Car Navigation System
Additional Information
This location is for Amtrak arrivals only. There is no rental counter at South Street/Amtrak Station. Cab fare to the 30 Park Plaza location (Motor Mart Parking Garage) will be reimbursed up to $20.00 with receipt. The taxi stand is located outside the main entrance. After Hours - Please reserve at the Boston Logan International Airport, 207 Porter Street, East Boston. Cab fare will be reimbursed up to $20.00 with receipt.

Hertz - 30 Park Plaza HLE
(617) 338-1500
30 Park Plaza
Boston, MA
Hours
Mo-Th 0700-1800, Fr 0700-1900, Sa 0700-1600, Su 0800-1700
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Replacement Rentals When your car is in the shop for repairs.Insurance/Body Shop and Dealership/Service Center replacement rentals available at this location.for replacement rental reservations. In-Car Navigation System , Ski Equipped Vehicles, Pickup/Return Service:Available with a one hour advance notice and within 15 minutes from the Hertz Local Edition location. Contact the location to arrange for Pick Up service.
Additional Information
Located in the Motormart Parking Garage behind the Park Plaza Hotel. After Hours - After hour returns are allowed from 0700-2200. Return to the Hertz area from the Columbus Street entrance to the parking garage. Drop keys and contract in Express box by the office.

Hertz - Back Bay Station Amtrak
(617) 338-1500
145 Dartmouth Street
Boston, MA
Hours
Mo-Th 0700-1800, Fr 0700-1900, Sa 0700-1600, Su 0800-1700.
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only In-Car Navigation System
Additional Information
This location is for Amtrak arrivals only. There is no rental counter at South Street/Amtrak Station. Cab fare to the 30 Park Plaza location will be reimbursed up to $10.00 with receipt.

Enterprise Auto Rental
(617) 262-8222
00 Boylston St
Boston, MA
 
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
(617) 723-8077
1 Congress St
Boston, MA

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Boston Limousine
(617) 699-3126
7, Chauncy St
Boston, MA
 
Enterprise Auto Rental
(617) 262-8222
Estin Copley Lobby
Boston, MA
 
Enterprise Auto Rental
(617) 723-8077
Congress St: Govt Ctr
Boston, MA
 
Hertz - Sheraton Boston Hotel
(617) 338-1506
39 Dalton Street
Boston, MA
Hours
0800-1600 7 Days
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only In-Car Navigation System

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How To Save Money On Renting A Car By Alison Lakin, Associate Editor

Vacation time equates to travel for most people, unless you’re into stay-cations. Most destinations require that you rent a form of transport to best see the sites. Before you book that convertible for your visit to Los Angeles or that SUV for the family trip to the Rockies, take a look at a few tips DriverSide has compiled to help you save money on rental cars. 
 
Re-Think the Vehicle’s Size
There’s nothing worse than being crammed into a compact car with your five-person family for an eight-hour drive – that’s the stuff nightmares are made of. But if you have the freedom to do so, try going down a rental size. You won’t necessarily have to sacrifice creature comforts like air conditioning if you opt for a Kia Rio instead of a Nissan Altima . 
 
 
Shop Around 
Especially in this economy, rental car prices have been getting more and more competitive. Many companies will have incredible deals for a limited time so be sure to surf the sites of a couple different brands. We priced the same size car and same weekend dates with Budget and Hertz and found a $70 difference in total price. Don’t assume that the company you always go with will have the lowest prices in every city. Rates can also vary drastically between regions.

 
Seek out Extra Charges
Even when you do see that amazing, must-buy-now price, make sure that there aren’t hidden fees that can rear their ugly heads when purchase time arrives. Certain companies charge for things like airport drop-offs, underage drivers (usually under 25) and excess mileage. Sometimes these won’t be apparent until you’re at the rental desk, so a call beforehand can save you the last minute price bump. 

 
Search for Discounts
Before clicking that ‘Purchase’ button, double check that memberships to organizations like AAA, AARP or even Costco can’t save you 10% here and there. Frequent flier memberships can also reduce the final price. 

 
Check the Car for Damage 
The last thing you want is to be charged for damage that you didn’t incur. Take two minutes in the parking lot before you leave to go over the interior and exterior of the vehicle. Note any damage or excessive wear and tear. Then let the agent know what you’ve found. Those few minutes could save you the hassle of being blamed for something you didn’t do. 

 
Gas Up before You Turn It In
You always have the option to return the car will a half-gallon of gas in it – this is especially handy when running late. However, you will be charged for the amount of fuel it takes to top off the tank. The catch is that you will undoubtedly be able to find cheaper gas on your way to the rental place than their standard fuel rate. Pump your own gas to avoid paying a premium.

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