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Car Rental at Baltimore/Washington International Airport

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Baltimore/Washington International Airport, Baltimore, USA - Maryland
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500+ Trusted Providers:

Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Economy
Chevrolet Spark or similar
Chevrolet Spark
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$50.21 / per day
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Compact
Nissan Versa or similar
Nissan Versa
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$58.31 / per day
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Intermediate
Hyundai Elantra or similar
Hyundai Elantra
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$63.51 / per day
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Standard
VW Jetta or similar
VW Jetta
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$57.36 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Full-size
Chevrolet Malibu or similar
Chevrolet Malibu
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$57.36 / per day
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Minivan
Dodge Grand Caravan or similar
Dodge Grand Caravan
  • 7x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$67.28 / per day
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Premium
Ford F-150 or similar
Ford F-150
  • 4x
  • 4x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$67.28 / per day
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Luxury
Cadillac XTS V6 Platinum or similar
Cadillac XTS V6 Platinum
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$91.50 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:04 on 2020-07-06. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
USD
Country code
1
Average car rental length
4 days
Economy car rental price
$53.47 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
72 - 120 km/h
45 - 75 mi/h
Speed limit within town
40 - 120 km/h
25 - 75 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

Airport Car Rental

Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) is a large airport serving two major cities in the United States: Baltimore, the largest city in the state of Maryland and Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States and a major tourist draw for both domestic and international visitors. 

Though BWI is slightly farther from Washington than Dulles and much farther from the city than Ronald Reagan National Airport, many travelers still choose to fly into it. This is due both to it being considered a nicer airport and because it is a focus city for Southwest Airlines, a low-cost airline. In fact, BWI has more passenger enplane that the other Washington airports. 

Top international routes

  • Toronto
  • Montreal
  • London
  • Frankfurt (seasonal)

Main airlines

Southwest Airlines is by far the largest carrier serving BWI as the airport is a focus city for the airline. Spirit, Delta, American, and United are the other major airlines that fly to and from the airport.

Air Canada Express, British Airways, and Condor are the airlines that fly to international destinations, though Spirit and Southwest both have flights to and from locations in the Carribean and Central America.

Terminals

There is one terminal at BWI, though it has five separate concourses, only some of which are connected post-security. Concourses A and B are exclusive to Southwest. Southwest also uses Concourse C along with American Airlines. These concourses are all securely connected.

Concourses D and E are the main international concourses, with concourse E handling all international arrivals that are not pre-cleared. They, too, are securely connected.

Unfortunately, the two sides of the airport are not connected after security. The major effect of this is that passengers wishing to use the Club BWI lounge but flying from Concourse A, B, or C must leave time to go through security again before reaching their gate.

Location

BWI is located roughly 10 miles (16km) south of downtown Baltimore via the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.

Though it seems like the airport is farther away from Washington than Dulles Airport, it is, in fact, just a few miles farther away. The 30-mile (48km) drive takes roughly 45 minutes in good traffic conditions. Washington is notorious for its traffic congestion, though, so it may take twice as long or more during rush hour.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Large cars - from $60 per day
  • Medium cars - from $56 per day
  • Premium cars - from $80 per day
  • Small cars - from $53 per day
  • SUVs - from $88 per day

Top car rental companies

  • National (Tel: +18338560897)
  • Alamo (Tel: 8338560898)
  • Dollar (Tel: +18664342226)
  • Alamo (Tel: +18338560898)
  • Dollar (Tel: +18664342226)
  • Thrifty (Tel: +18772830898)
  • Avis (Tel: +14108591680)
  • Budget (Tel: +14106912913)

Car rental desks

BWI has a large car rental facility where all of the major companies that serve the airport are located. It is located beside the airport. From the terminal, renters must take one of the frequent free shuttles to the center. And unlike at some other airports, the shuttle is run by the airport and you do not need to wait for a shuttle that is specifically for the company you are renting from. The ride takes roughly ten minutes, so budget your time when returning to the airport to account for this.

Services and facilities

BWI has all of the facilities that one would expect of a major international airport.

A unique amenity to the airport is the Roam Fitness Club located in Concourse E. Though the company plans to expand to other airports, BWI is currently its only location. You can get a workout and then a shower all while waiting for your flight.

Pretty much all national hotel chains have a hotel just outside the airport along Nursery Road. Most will have a free shuttle service, so you can drop your car off the night before if you have an early flight.

Currency exchanges can be found in the main terminal near Concourses C and E. As usual, you are best served exchanging money before flying, using one of the airports many ATMs or exchanging money in the city as any of these options will provide you with a better rate. There are many restaurants of all types and shopping opportunities at the airport, though the selection of such depends on the Concourse from which you are flying.

Nearest gas station

There are two stations located on Dorsey Road which is right off of New Ridge Road on which the Rental Center is located. One is a Shell station, the other a 7-Eleven. Both of them have prices that are above normal for the area.

If you have a Costco membership, you can fill up at Costco south of Maryland Route 100 which is only three miles from the Rental Center (unfortunately, you must have a Costco Membership purchase gas at a Costco).

Another solution is to fill up farther from the airport and use the more expensive stations to top up before returning your rental car.

Airport info

Rating
7.5
  • Getting to the airport 5.5
  • Departure and check-in 7.5
  • Terminal facilities 5.8
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 4.8
  • Restaurants and car rental services 5.5
  • Lounge 3.3

Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI)

  • IATA: BWI
  • ICAO: KBWI
  • Name: Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI)
  • Size: Large Airport
  • Passengers (per year): 26,369,411
  • Distance from City: 9 miles / 14.5 km S of town
  • Working hours: 24 hours a day
  • Phone: 410-859-7111

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When are car rental prices cheapest at Baltimore/Washington International Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Baltimore/Washington International Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Baltimore/Washington International Airport
$40.31
January
$66.67
February
March
April
$81.92
May
June
$56.50
July
August
$57.63
September
October
November
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Baltimore/Washington International Airport is January when prices for an Economy class start from $40.31. You can see that this is 33% cheaper than the yearly average and 51% cheaper than renting a car in May (when rental prices start at $81.92 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Baltimore/Washington International Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in September the average rental period is 14 days, while in January, the average rental period is only 4 days.
Average Rental Length
4
January
5
February
5
March
5
April
5
May
5
June
5
July
4
August
14
September
5
October
5
November
5
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Baltimore/Washington International Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Baltimore/Washington International Airport in July, while the fewest number of travelers rent in February.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
64%
January
55%
February
77%
March
100%
April
128%
May
145%
June
155%
July
124%
August
82%
September
102%
October
95%
November
74%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Thrifty Chrysler Pacifica 4 4 People Carriers/Vans
Alamo Jeep Wrangler 2 2 Large cars
Dollar Ford Focus 3 2 Medium cars
Dollar Chevrolet Spark 2 1 Small cars
Dollar VW Jetta 2 2 Large cars
Thrifty Chevrolet Spark 2 1 Small cars

Top 8 Suppliers at Baltimore/Washington International Airport in 2020

National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+18338560897
7434 New Ridge Rd, Hanover, MD 21076
$59 - $103
Alamo
Excellent 8.8
8338560898
7434 NEW RIDGE RD,
$57 - $100
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.5
+18664342226
7410 New Ridge Rd, Hanover, MD 21076
$50 - $57
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
+18338560898
7434 New Ridge Rd, Hanover, MD 21076
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.5
+18664342226
7410 New Ridge Rd
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
Thrifty
Thrifty
Excellent 8.5
+18772830898
7410 New Ridge Rd
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+14108591680
7434 New Ridge Road Baltimore-Washington Intl Apo
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+14106912913
7434 New Ridge Road Baltimore/washington
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59

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