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Massachusetts Guide


Known as the Bay State’, Massachusetts is one of the USA’s seventh smallest states, making it very easy to tour by car with car hire in Massachusetts. The popular summer vacation area Cape Cod features beaches, top-notch restaurants and numerous attractions that will keep visitors busy for days. The wealthy capital, Boston, has a plethora of draws including its museums, high-end shopping and lively nightlife. Worcester, the second largest city in New England, is a laid-back city filled with tree-lined streets and parks.

Hiring a Vehicle

Hertz, Budget and Europcar all offer rental vehicles which can be picked-up in numerous locations throughout Boston as well as in Worcester and at Logan International Airport. Compare car hire beforehand to snag the best rates possible.

Transport Options

Logan International Airport, found in East Boston, is the main air hub into Massachusetts as well as the rest of New England. It handles flights arriving from all over the country as well as Canada, the Caribbean, Europe and Iceland. High-speed Amtrak trains arrive here from New York City, Washington DC, New Haven, Chicago and Charlotte, while buses come from all over the US. The I-95 runs along the coast north and south, and the I-90 is the main route heading west from Boston.

Car Hire Driving Tips in Massachusetts

It is best not to drive in Boston itself as it is almost always congested and not easy to navigate. Still, driving is the best way to get around the rest of Massachusetts, with driving here being on the right-hand side, as in the rest of the USA. The I-90 has a posted limit of 65mph that changes to 55mph east of the I-95, which has a maximum speed limit of 65mph.

Not to be Missed!

Touring around the state is best done with car rental in Massachusetts, and Boston is a great place to start. Head east for Boylston to walk through the impressive Tower Hill Botanical Gardens or spend the day eating lobster in the bohemian seaside town of Rockport. Woods Hole, in Cape Cod, boasts a natural harbour, stunning beaches and lovely shops, while Taunton is a must for historians and nature lovers.

Weather & Tourist Seasons

Summers in Massachusetts are warm and humid with some rain, and in July expect highs of 28°C or more. January is the coldest month with lows of around -8°C and plenty of snowfall. August, September and October are the driest months and arguably the best months to visit.

Practical information

  • Currency
    United States Dollar
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    25 - 70 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    90 - 130 km/h
  • Language

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is Carrentals.co.uk the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).