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Filled with mountains, beaches, volcanoes and forests, this has always been a popular state to explore with car rental in Washington. Its rugged coast is filled with beaches and rain forest that boast a stunning mountainous backdrop, and its islands are famous for spotting whales. Puget Sound is the most populous and most visited area and is where the beautiful coastal city of Seattle can be found as well as Olympia, the lively state capital.
It is easy to organise a vehicle, as known suppliers such as Budget, Thrifty and Avis operate in cities such as Seattle, Bellingham, Spokane and Walla Walla, and from Seattle-Tacoma Airport. To ensure the best possible rates compare car hire before arrival.
Seattle-Tacoma Airport, a 25-minute drive from Seattle, is the main air hub of the state and receives flights from within the US as well as from Mexico, Canada, Europe and Asia. Domestic flights are also available at Spokane International Airport, which serves the western region of the state. Amtrak trains from Los Angeles to Vancouver, Canada, stop in Olympia and Seattle. Interstate 90 cuts through Washington in an easterly direction and the I-5 runs along the states coast.
Driving in Washington is on the right and self-drive is the recommended way to get around. The I-90, which passes through the Cascade Mountains, has a maximum speed limit of 70mph in rural areas and 60mph in urban areas. The I-5 that starts at the Canadian border and runs south along the coast has the same posted limits.
Seattle is the main entry point of the state and it is easy to tour the rest of the state’s attractions from this city with car hire in Washington. Head to Yakima to tour the state’s best wineries or spend the day hiking through the rainforest at the Olympic National Park. Mount Rainer National Park is ideal for hiking and mountaineering, while Pullman offers lovely strolls through the Washington State University campus.
Winters in Washington are wet and cold, while summers are sunny and dry. The temperature can get as cold as -1°C in winter and in the summer it can reach 25°C. The dry months are the best times to visit; these run from May to September.
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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.
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).
In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.
This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you.
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).
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).