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Special Services

  • Accident Rental Rates: When your car is in the shop for repairs. Insurance/Body Shop and Dealership/Service Center replacement rentals available at this location. Click here for accident rental rates & reservations.
  • Child Seat
  • Hand Controls
  • Gold Choice
  • Ski Racks
  • Booster Seats
  • After hours drop off available
  • Infant Seat
Qualifications & Requirements

Additional Info

Also known as the Portland-Westbrook Municipal Airport.

Please note: Credit Cards and Debit Cards can be used at the start of a rental, however there are some restrictions regarding the use of a debit card. To qualify for a rental using a debit card, you will be required to provide proof of a return airline flight that coincides with your rental and present two (2) valid forms of identification. You can use a debit card if it is already included in your Gold Plus Rewards profile or the rental is an Insurance Replacement rental. Regardless of which card was used for the reservation and pick up of the car, debit cards are accepted for payment at the end of your rental. Please refer to Forms of Payment in the Rental Qualifications & Requirements for complete information.

Airport Location


If you are looking for an all-American city full of great restaurants, fun cultural attractions, and some of the best scenic views in America, then Portland, Maine can't be beat. Grab a cheap car rental in Portland, Maine and head to the Forest City for a vacation full of food, fun, and nature.

Visiting the Forest City

Flights to Portland, Maine will arrive in Portland International Airport, which is about a minute drive to downtown Portland. You can pick up your Portland, Maine car rental right at the airport or take a taxi to another rental facility. Upon arrival in Portland, there are plenty of entertainment options. Downtown Portland has a variety of restaurants, from luxury options to exotic eats to down-home traditional cooking. The city is, of course, known for Maine lobster.

After you're full of crustacean deliciousness, head out to the ocean for breathtaking views of the northern Atlantic coast. Starting in the Port of Portland, you can learn about both the history of fishing in the area and see its thriving modern incarnation. Head out further down any of the coastal roads to see the Atlantic in its natural glory. Featuring a rough and rugged coastline, this is an awe-inspiring spot to enjoy the sea. Heading inland offers other adventures, like mountain biking and cross country skiing, depending on the season. As the Northern terminus for the Appalachian Trail, the hiking in the Portland area can't be beat!

Enjoy a natural adventure

Check out Travelocity for Portland Maine hotels and get the best deals. Search here for over airlines and more than , hotels worldwide, and get mobile exclusive deals on the Travelocity app. You can even save up to $ by booking a flight and a hotel at the same time. Book today for cheap flights and Portland, Maine rental cars and get ready for your fun-filled Maine adventure!

Here at Travelocity, we’re committed to helping you score cheap deals on Portland car rentals. We’ll have your rental car waiting for you as soon as you arrive in town. Traveling with your whole family in tow? Choose a spacious and affordable van to keep your crew sane throughout the trip. Exploring the city with your sweetheart? Reserve a swanky two-seater as you paint the town red. With our low rates on rental cars in Portland, you can go out and smell the roses, without stressing out your bank account. You can even use our mobile booking app to snag exclusive deals, so you can spend more on your adventures and less on your vehicle.

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Car Rental COVID FAQs

What steps are being taken to clean rental cars?

Each rental vehicle at Enterprise is thoroughly cleaned between every rental and backed with our Complete Clean Pledge. This includes washing, vacuuming, general wipe down, and sanitizing with a disinfectant that meets leading health authority requirements, with particular attention to more than plus high-touch points. We also extend the Complete Clean Pledge to our shuttles (for airport locations) and neighborhood branches. 

What is the current car rental process?

To help protect both customers and employees, we have modified our car rental process. This includes the addition of curbside rentals at our locations to help promote social distancing by getting you quickly on your way while avoiding foot traffic in our locations.
Delivery is also offered at select car rental locations throughout the country. Please contact your rental branch for availability.
Whether you are picking your vehicle up curbside, or if we deliver it to you, we’re committed to maintaining proper distance throughout the process.
Advance Check-In is now available at + U.S locations so you will not need to stop at the rental counter.

Can I modify, extend, or cancel my reservation?

You can modify or cancel your reservation via our website or mobile app. We have extended our existing no-fee cancellation policy to include customers with pre-paid rentals booked directly through us. To extend your car rental, you can click “Call to Extend Your Rental” in our mobile app. You can also call your rental branch or  to extend your reservation. 

For more information, please visit our COVID FAQs page.
For additional questions, please visit our main car rental FAQs page.

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9 Excellent ( reviews)

1 location in Portland


Locations in Portland

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ExcellentOct 9

The cost was cheaper than the big guys but still 3x what I would expect to pay. The check in process was very slow.

GoodSep 30

Everything about Alamo and the rental car was great, except for one thing. We picked up the car very late, pm, due to a flight delay. There was only one agent at the desk, and in working with him to check out the car, I asked if the car has a toll road transponder (having done my homework and knowing that many of the freeways back east are tolled). He said yes, that it did. However, he did not mention how to use the transponder, and provided no additional information on the transponder. Having never driven a rental car on the east coast before, I was unaware that the transponder had to be "opened" in order to be read by the cameras. It wasn't until we hit a toll road with a gate that that gatekeeper informed us that we needed to swing the transponder open for it to work. Unfortunately this was about two weeks into our trip, when we had driven through at least a dozen toll booths in the "EZ Pass" lanes, thinking we were good to go because "we had a transponder"! I come from Washington State, where our HOV transponders are always "on", and the only thing we have to change it to indicate if we are YES to HOV or NO to HOV. We don't have to "open" anything for the transponder to be read. So please make sure that your rental agents always tell people about having to "open" the transponders.

HorribleSep 29

Car was poorly cleaned. Agent was missinv from booth and two other rental car agents went to find ours. Then he started pushing upcharges. When I inspected the car snd found dents and paint chips he was again nowhere to br found to report them. I have used Enterprise for years but this was not a good experience. We did get nice and efficient service at thr drop off in Providence.

OkaySep 27

A Toyota Corolla is too small for a 6 ft. tall man.

ExcellentSep 26

I preregistered so picking up the car was a breeze. Car was clean and ready to go. Be prepared as inventory is low and rates are spendy.

GoodSep 16

Vehicle was pretty new, clean and with a full tank of gas - it handles well. Sounds basic, but I have had issues with these factors at Alamo and elsewhere. Initial rental transaction at Portland ME took a while, and I would have appreciated an earlier alert that I should wait in a different line. Return at Bangor rental counter was fine (though I had assumed they'd have someone with handheld devices in the parking lot. As the car was great, my experience was very positive.

ExcellentSep 1

My daughter reserved this car for us several weeks in advance, fearing the rental shortage caused by COVID. The car was advertised as a Maserati and was available for a month for about $1, She jumped on that smoking deal. Neither of us fully expected to get a Maserati when we arrived at the Alamo counter and we were not surprised. We did get, however, a very nice Nissan which worked beautifully for our month and we were very pleased with the car. We loved Paul, the service guy who checked us in, and we dropped off the car so early in the day that no one was there. It was a totally great experience and we joked for a month about driving our "Maserati" around mid-coast Maine.

ExcellentAug 10

Ouch, expensive!

OkayJul 10

That we had a car was great. There were many travelers who we know didn’t get cars at all. It was a pretty basic car though. Not all the safety features we would expect from a car in No front collision warning. No proximity warning for parking either in back or front. And no sensors keeping the correct distance behind other cars when using cruise control.

MediocreMar 15

Nothing. I canceled my reservation at the kiosk.I was given 3 cars to try. The first car wouldn’t turn on and was filthy. The second car had brakes that sounded terrible. The third was filthy. The clerk was rude and short with me. She said those 3 terrible cars were my only options. Yes, including a car that wouldn’t start. I canceled my reservation and went with enterprise.

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Excellent ( reviews)

2 locations in Portland


Locations in Portland

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ExcellentOct 26

Customer service was kind. The cost was comparable, especially for what's been going on with rental cars. I didn't get car options, like I normally have in the past. They just gave me a car in the category I reserved. It was a bit beat up but got the job done. Not their fault, but just wanted to share.

ExcellentOct 14

Only a compliment. We had booked a car from the downtown Enterprise and then our flight schedule was pushed back to a time after the downtown office was to be closed. I called the office the morning of our travel day and Martha was very helpful and was able to get us a car to use from the airport office. Our trip could have turned out very differently had she not been as helpful as she was.

HorribleOct 6

High cost of days beyond weekly rate not ok

HorribleSep 30

Watch out for add-ons! I specifically told the clerk that I'd return the call filled with gas but he charged me for a fill on delivery instead. They didn't let me know that the return address had changed during Covid and their phone system is the worst I've experienced.

GoodSep 19

Senior discount?

ExcellentAug 28

Got a great upgrade! Great car quick service in and out. Overall a5 star rental.

OkayAug 17

My reservation was through Priceline for the airport location. It was transferred without my consent to the downtown location. Major inconvenience. If I had not had family, we would have had to get an Uber to pick up our rental car. Enterprise blames Priceline. IDK

HorribleJul 10

The reservation system allowed a 5pm pick-up but the place closed at 5pm. If you don't pick up within the hour, the reservation is cancelled so we were out of luck.

MediocreDec 20

POOR customer service and response time to callsWe had a problem because my husband was exposed and contracted Corvid the whole experience was handled as poorly as posible and lewft us with a huge bill when we informed them immediately. We won't be using Enterprise ever again

ExcellentOct 28

Very nice, professional and friendly!Honestly, nothing it was geat!

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Excellent ( reviews)

1 location in Portland


Locations in Portland

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ExcellentOct 20

Car pulled to the left needed realignment of front end and advised personnel at drop off location. Great Gas mileage!

OkaySep 28

The initial rental expense looked attractive, by the time everything was settled it was much too expensive. The car received was basic and not what was suggested as a possible vehicle.

GoodSep 21

Service was excellent, car was great very comfy for the long hours spent in it. The maintenance needed light was on from the start of the vehicle and It smelled horribly like pot.

HorribleSep 14

Would not honor my reservation.

ExcellentAug 28

Excellent rental would use again

ExcellentJun 30

Fast and efficient at the Portland Airport. Helpful that they weren’t busy today

ExcellentApr 30

Most things easy. staff was okkind of rushed through somethings. This was our first time renting so I actually wanted to know what they were saying.Fairly smooth experience. The only negative thing was the open bottle of alcohol and pistachio shells found in the pocket of a seat, gross! Otherwise we really enjoyed the rental of the ford Transit for a long trip with 7 kids in tow!

ExcellentApr 26

Fast, efficient pickup/dropoff, brand new car. I've always been an Enterprise guy, but no more. I will go through Budget from now on.

MediocreJan 27

Nothing. I got not the same car I booked online and they think it does not matter. Worse people and nonprofessional.Giving the same car I booked and not asking what is wrong with other cars if I did not get the same car I booked.

MediocreJan 21

NothingThe car should have been the same as booked online.

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8 Excellent ( reviews)

1 location in Portland


Locations in Portland

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OkayAug 2

2 hour wait on line to pick up car in Portland

MediocreJul 27

A Versatile is not a full size car. Thank You

GoodJul 16

Sirius radio was good The seatbelt took so long to get on and off it was it was a joke The car had no power but the mileage was good

ExcellentApr 5

The staff was very nice when we went to pick up our car. The car itself was very clean on the inside and out. It was so easy to pick it up and drop it off at the airport.Nothing- great service through dollar rental!

ExcellentJan 7

Nothing, staff in Portland was friendly and responsive when we discovered a problem. I didn't drop off the car, but I'm guessing it went well.

MediocreDec 28

Literally no aspect of this was positiveI was told I could cancel, because I couldn’t use my outgoing trip due to a snowstorm. I was not allowed to cancel this trip so I paid around $ for nothing

ExcellentAug 27

the guy in Portland was fantastic - very informative and helpful

GoodJun 1

The staff at Boston Logan were excellent.The car smelled like stale cigarette smoke and cleaning supplies.

MediocreDec 5

I was not informed at the time of reservation that the company requires a credit card, which I do not have. I paid $35 at the time of booking and was no able to recoup that money, could t rent the car and was stranded at the airport!

GoodAug 26

Never got my receipt at pick-upEasy pick-up, nice staffI was offered a printed receipt or an emailed one and chose the emailed version. But I never got it. They do have my email though because that's how I got a link to this survey. So you tell me?

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Good ( reviews)

3 locations in Portland


Locations in Portland

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MediocreSep 27

Super long wait to pick-up car.

ExcellentSep 20

Have Pick up at the airport

HorribleSep 15

When I arrived at Hertz they told me my card wouldn’t process (even though my money was already taken out of my account?) and I would have to contact Priceline direct. Priceline’s customer service number was an automated and kept forwarding me to Hertz who told me they couldn’t help me since reservation was booked through Priceline. So the agent at the hertz location told me I had to pay AGAIN if I wanted the car. Stuck in another state with no options and no help from either company I paid again for a rental car. Agent at Hertz location couldn’t care less. I will never use Priceline or Hertz again.

ExcellentSep 14

Friendly staff, very accommodating.

GoodSep 14

Drop off at the airport was beyond easy. The associate at pick up was all alone and doing many things at once. He did not explain everything. No one told use about the $ hold that was placed one our card. That was explained at drop off when I asked

OkaySep 10

Car smelled like cigarettes, some trash left in car upon pickup.

ExcellentSep 6

Everything went well in Portland. The car had pretty high mileage, but it worked okay. Also, not the fault of the Portland staff.

HorribleSep 3

Unable to contact local rental office with question on hours of operation and flight delay. Telephone operator would not connect me and gave wrong information; it’s ridiculously hard to reach a live person, ever, when dealing with hertz. Agent at pick up provided mediocre service. Impossible to pick up or drop off car without speaking to agent. Overall a frustrating process.

OkaySep 2

I didn’t like being charged for calling hertz to talk to a person to inform them that my flight had been changed and couldn’t pick up my rental til next day because the location I needed to get my car from closed at 4 pm

ExcellentSep 1

Whole process was easy.

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Excellent (45 reviews)

1 location in Portland


Locations in Portland

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ExcellentOct 26

The staff person who handled the rental in Portland was truly friendly and efficient and made the whole process a delight, really. And the free upgrade was also profoundly appreciated. I wish I could have said so in person.

ExcellentOct 24

We were told, and I even called the day before to double check what the procedure for dropping the car off after hours and was told " just drop the key in the box at the counter and we will take care of everything". We after we rented another car in another city we found out we had to fill out this form and put that around the key and then drop it in the box. When we got the bill for the first car they added $ fuel cost to our bill. At the time we dropped off the car we didn't know about the form to fill out so we were changed for an entire tank of gas(it was full). After a phone call and some 15 minutes on the phone it was resolved but this all could have been avoided if the rep on the phone gave us the correct procedure for dropping off the car.

ExcellentOct 18

I will use the Kayak site again since it locked me in to a sure deal!

ExcellentOct 7

Avis rental pick up and drop off is at the terminal with a very easy process. The staff is courteous, friendly and very professional. The Avis desk serves both Avis and Budget. My car was clean and easy to get in and out. I recommend Avis car rental at Portland Jetport in Maine. Thanks

ExcellentSep 29

Nice car! Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Good price ( I reserved early) and easy drop-off

ExcellentAug 7

Pricing is outragous. I didn't see a 'shortage' that should have resulted in the spike. The car also smelled like pot. But the process of retrieving and dropping off was very easy and the staff was courteous.

GoodJul 27

The vehicle wasn’t cleaned. You could tell it was quickly vacuumed but wasn’t washed on the inside or outside at all. Therefore there wasn’t any way they even wiped it down for COVID cleaning!! The check-in agent was friendly and professional and fast and the drop-off process was quick as well.

ExcellentJul 20

We waited over 10 mins before being asked if we were in line for budget or avis. The agent was very kind and informative. Unfortunately there was an old PPE facemask that someone left in the visor. It fell into my wife’s lap while we were driving. Not sure how this happens in the middle of a pandemic. It was disgusting.

HorribleJul 14

Avis in Portland Maine was way too expensive, understaffed -leading to a 2-hr wait at check-in and then did not have the vehicle type I had reserved. I cancelled and went with another agency at the same location.

OkayJun 29

The car was very adequate. Checkout was fast, but not without consequences (see below) The price is nothing short of a gouge! Covid, blah blah, I know. 2. The car smelled like smoke. They really need an objective way to test for smoking and penalize people. 3. Check in was a long line and 1of3 clerks were humping it to serve customers. 4. My friend is fighting upwards of $ in charges, with Avis claiming he never returned the car, then that he kept it 3 extra days. Good grief. We returned and flew back home together.

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Excellent (15 reviews)

1 location in Portland


Locations in Portland

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MediocreMar 16

Staff was greatThe vehicle smelled like smoke.

GoodJul 17

Drop off easy. Staff super helpful.Rental was a Jeep Grand Cherokee. We traveled in Maine over unfamiliar roads GPS often wrong, particularly in Portland Jetport. Often made last minutes changes in turn directions causing us to miss numerous turns and causing way too much backtracking.

ExcellentMar 19

EverythingNo complaints

ExcellentSep 14

Van with price as promisedEverything fine

ExcellentJun 6

Friendly and Professional

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1 location in Portland


Locations in Portland


1 location in Portland


Locations in Portland

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Maine portland rental cars

Portland International Jetport (PWM) Car Rental

  • Renter’s spouse or domestic partner who meet the same age and driver’s license requirements of the renter are authorized drivers at no additional charge.  Any additional authorized drivers must appear at time of rental and meet age and driver’s license requirements.  An additional charge of $15 per day for each additional authorized driver will be added to the cost of the rental, unless other contractual conditions apply. 

    A spouse or domestic partner is the only permitted additional driver on a rental secured with a debit card.

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    If returning after hours, please place the keys and the rental jacket in the Alamo return drop box located at the rental counter inside the Airport Rental Area located at the lower level of the airport parking garage.

  • Please see the Renter Requirements policy for age requirements and youthful driver charges.

  • This reservation is being made with a Contract ID number (CID) assigned to a Corporate Account for use exclusively by its eligible renters. Use of this CID by individuals other than eligible renters is prohibited and may result in disciplinary action. Renters using this CID may be required to show proof of employment or authorization (such as a business card, current email with company domain, work order, etc.). Questions about acceptable proof of employment or authorization should be directed to your Travel Manager.

  • Travel into Canada is allowed for renters 25 and older with a credit card. Renters traveling to Canada can rent the following vehicle classes: Economy through Full Size cars and Minivans.

  • Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) is not insurance.  The purchase of CDW is optional and not required in order to rent a vehicle.

    You may purchase optional CDW for an additional fee.  If you purchase CDW we agree, subject to the actions that invalidate CDW listed on the rental agreement, to contractually waive your responsibility for all or part of the cost of damage to, loss or theft of, the vehicle. DW does not apply to damage occurring in Mexico.

    When deciding whether or not to purchase CDW, you may wish to check with your insurance representative or credit card company to determine whether, in the event of damage to, or theft of, vehicle, you have coverage or protection for such damage or theft and the amount of your deductible or out-of-pocket risk.

    *For rentals originating in California- CDW ranges between USD and  USD per day depending on the type of vehicle rented.

  • For retail rentals only secured with Extended Protection within the cost of the rental (excluding any liability protection or insurance coverage provided under a commercial contract), the following shall apply:

    Extended Protection (EP) (Where available): Owner provides Renter or any AAD with third party liability protection in an amount equal to the minimum financial responsibility limits applicable to the vehicle (the Primary Protection). EP also provides additional third party liability protection, through an excess liability policy, with limits of the difference between the Primary Protection and a combined single limit of $1 million per accident for bodily injury and/or property damage to others arising out of the use or operation of the Owner rental vehicle by Renter or an AAD, subject to the terms and conditions of the policy. EP includes UM/UIM coverage for bodily injury and property damage (only where required by law for property damage) in an amount equal to the minimum financial responsibility limits applicable to the Vehicle (the Primary Protection), and additional coverage, through an excess liability policy, with limits for the difference between the statutory minimum underlying limits and $, per accident (for rentals commencing in New York, UM/UIM limits are $, per person/$, per accident; for rentals commencing in Hawaii, the UM/UIM limits are $1,, combined single limit) or state mandated UM/UIM limit, whichever is greater. OWNER AND RENTER REJECT ANY ADDITIONAL UM/UIM COVERAGE TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. EP, including UM/UIM benefits is provided only when Renter or any AAD are driving the Vehicle. No claim for UM/UIM may be made due to the negligence of the driver of the Vehicle. EP coverage is in effect only while another AAD or Renter is driving the Vehicle within the United States and Canada; coverage does not apply in Mexico.  ADDITIONAL POLICY EXCLUSIONS INCLUDE: (A) BODILY INJURY OR DEATH TO RENTER, ANY AAD, OR TO THE BLOOD RELATIVES OR FAMILY OF RENTER OR AN AAD, IF SUCH RELATIVES OR FAMILY RESIDE IN THE SAME HOUSEHOLD WITH RENTER OR WITH AN AAD; (B) PROPERTY DAMAGE TO THE RENTAL VEHICLE; (C) FINES, PENALTIES, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES; (D) BODILY INJURY, DEATH OR PROPERTY DAMAGE EXPECTED OR INTENDED FROM THE STANDPOINT OF THE INSURED; AND (E) ANY OBLIGATION FOR WHICH THE INSURED OR THE INSURED’S INSURER MAY BE HELD LIABLE UNDER ANY WORKER’S COMPENSATION, DISABILITY BENEFITS OR UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION LAW OR ANY SIMILAR LAW. (F) BODILY INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE EXPECTED OR INTENDED FROM THE STANDPOINT OF RENTER OR AADS. Note: Any UM/UIM benefits paid are included in the $1 million combined single limit EP coverage and in no way increase the combined single limit amount referenced above. This insurance coverage is underwritten by Ace American Insurance Company. Report SLP Claims to: Sedgwick CMS, P.O. Box Cleveland, OH , Phone:   Fax:

  • As a customer, you have a choice as to how you would like to pay for fuel.

    Option 1 -  Prepay Fuel --This option allows the renter to pay for the full tank of gas at the time of rental and return the tank empty. The price is based on an estimate of current fuel prices and the average tank size for the car received. No refunds will be issued for unused gas.

    Option 2 -  We Refill. --This option allows the renter to pay Alamo at the end of the rental for gas used but not replaced. Price per gallon will be higher than local fuel prices.

    Option 3 -  You Refill. --This option allows the renter to return the vehicle with a full tank of gas to avoid extra fuel charges.

  • Customers who reside in the United States, U.S. Territories, or Canada

    Customers who reside in the U.S., U.S. Territories, or Canada must present a valid, unexpired government-issued Driver’s license which includes a photograph of the customer.  Digital licenses are not accepted.  The driver's license must be valid for the entire rental period.

    Members of the United States Armed Forces who are on active duty may present an expired home state license under the following conditions:

    • They also present an Active Military ID, and

    • They are in compliance with their military extension policy of the state which issued the license.  These policies vary by state and customers are encouraged to check with the appropriate department of motor vehicles for more information.

    Customers travelling to the U.S. and Canada from other countries

    It is important that customers check with the appropriate Department of Motor Vehicles in the States or Provinces in which they intend to travel to ensure compliance with their various licensing laws.  The following practices are used to ensure the customer is presenting a facially valid license at the time of rental. 

    Customers traveling to the United States and Canada from another country must present the following:

    • Their home country driver’s license that is valid, unexpired and includes a photograph, and

    • If the home country license is in a language other than English (or French, for rentals in Canada) and the letters are English (i.e. German, Spanish, etc.) an International Driver’s Permit is recommended, but not required, for translation purposes in addition to the home country license.  

    • If the home country license is in a language other than English and the letters are not English (i.e.alphabet is not an extended Latin-based alphabet like German or Spanish but is Russian, Japanese, Arabic, etc.) an International Driver’s Permit is required. 

    • If an International Driver’s permit cannot be obtained in the home country, another professional, type-written translation may be substituted.  In either case the home country license must also be presented.

    • Customers may not rent a vehicle solely with the International Driver’s Permit.  The International Driver’s Permit is a translation of the individual’s home country license and is not considered a license nor is it considered valid identification.

    • In some US locations, customers not holding a US driver’s license may be asked to provide additional documentation.  Examples of this may include a valid passport or, in certain states (AZ, CA, CO, NM, TX) a valid Mexican voter registration card and/or inbound and outbound travel documentation.
    • In some Canadian locations, customers not holding a Canadian driver’s license may be asked to provide additional valid government-issued documentation.  Examples of this may include a valid passport.

    Other requirements

    • Photocopies of Driver’s Licenses are not accepted

    • “Learner’s Permits” are not accepted.

    • Any license which, on its face, restricts the licensee to the use and operation of a vehicle equipped with a form of a breathalyzer apparatus is not accepted.

    • Temporary Driver’s Licenses may be refused if the renting location is unable to otherwise verify the customer’s identity or verify the authenticity of the temporary license.  Additional Government-issued identification may be required.

  • The following forms of payment are accepted at the end of the rental.
    American Express®
    Discover Network®
    Debit Card
    Travelers Check 
    Prepaid Gift Card
    Money Order

    Please read the Renter Requirements Policy for details pertaining to deposits and general rental requirements at this location. Additional authorizations from your account will be obtained to cover the cost of the rental charges. Alamo is not responsible for any overdraft fees incurred.


    All renters and additional drivers must be 21 or older. All renters must have a valid driver’s license and a major credit card or debit card in their name. Individuals with learners’ or instructional permits are not eligible to rent. This is only a summary. For additional details, please reference the Driver’s License Information Policy.

    AGE -

    The underage surcharge for drivers between the ages of 21 and 24 is $25 per day. Renters between the ages of 21 and 24 may rent the following vehicle classes: Economy through Full Size cars, Cargo and Minivans, Pickup Trucks, and Compact, Small and Standard SUVs with seating up to 5 passengers.


    At airport locations, debit card deposits are only accepted at the time of rental if accompanied by a ticketed return travel itinerary. The name and address shown on the renter’s driver’s license must match their current home address. Active duty military personnel are exempt from address requirements.

    Renters using a debit card may rent the following vehicle classes: Economy through Full Size cars, Cargo and Minivans, Pickup Trucks, and Compact, Small and Standard SUVs with seating up to 5 passengers.

    Other than the renter’s spouse or domestic partner, no other additional drivers are allowed.

    At the time of rental, charges will be placed on the debit card which reduce the available funds in the account associated with the card used. Renter is responsible for any overdraft fees incurred. See Rental Authorization and Deposit Amount for more details.


    Disembarking passengers will be asked to provide a credit card or debit card with funds to cover the cost of rental. Renters without a ticketed return travel itinerary will need to provide a credit card with sufficient funds to cover the cost of the rental plus $ Debit cards are only accepted at the time of rental if accompanied by a ticketed return travel itinerary.

    Money orders and prepaid cards are not acceptable forms of security deposit but may be used to pay any balance due at the end of the rental.  Cash is not accepted.

  • Supplemental Liability Protection (SLP) is offered at the time of rental for an additional daily charge. If accepted, SLP provides the renter and authorized drivers with up to $, combined single limit for third party liability claims. If the renter accepts SLP, Alamo provides third party liability protection up to the applicable minimum financial responsibility limit and Zurich American Insurance Company provides excess third party liability insurance coverage from the applicable minimum financial responsibility limit to $, This is a summary only. SLP is subject to the terms, conditions, provisions, limitations and exclusions in the supplemental rental liability insurance excess policy underwritten by Zurich American Insurance Company. The purchase of SLP is optional and not required to rent a car. The coverage provided by SLP may duplicate the renters existing coverage. Alamo is not qualified to evaluate the adequacy of the renters existing coverage; therefore the renter should examine his or her personal insurance policies or other sources of coverage that may duplicate the coverage provided by SLP.

  • Our TollPass Program is our electronic toll collection program which allows our renters to drive through electronic toll lanes and pay tolls electronically, without having to stop and pay cash. In addition, many toll plazas have converted to all electronic tolling and removed the option for travelers to stop and pay cash at toll plazas.

    The TollPass Program is offered in different ways, depending on where you rent. Visit the websites below for more information.

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Unforgettable road trip adventures await in Portland, with daily rental car rates starting from an impressive . That’s based on prices found within the past seven days.

You’ll find a good range of rental car companies within a short commute of Portland Intl. Jetport Airport (PWM). Hertz, Avis, Alamo, Budget and National Car Rental are traveler favorites.

If you’ve found your perfect ride but don’t have the budget to pay in advance, Expedia has got you sorted. With our Book Now Pay Later option, you’ll pay in full on the day you collect your car in Portland. The rental company will also place a hold on your credit card for the amount of the security deposit. Cheaper rental offers may require you to pay in advance, but don’t worry — you’ll see this at the time of booking. Whether you’re searching for something small and economical or a four-wheel drive, Expedia has the keys to your next great adventure.

If you have to switch up your plans, the majority of bookings qualify for a full refund. Just let us know at least six hours prior to pickup. Have a thorough look over your rental policy for any exceptions. Your itinerary will have more details, or head over to our Customer Service Portal for more info.

The majority of visitors choose economy vehicles in Portland. Motorists love them because of their affordability. Plus, their smaller size makes them well-suited to getting around cities, where streets are crowded and parking can be a challenge. But economy isn’t your only option. Compacts, mid-size and full-size cars can be booked too. Whether you’re hanging around Portland or venturing beyond, we’ll have a ride that fits your needs.

Portland is full of surprises, but don’t restrict yourself to just the one place. Rent some wheels and take to the road to see what’s in the surrounding area. Here are some great options:
  • Boston is roughly 99 miles ( km) from Portland. Top-rated attractions like Fenway Park deserve a place on your must-see list here.
  • Why not check out the best of Manchester too? Major tourist attractions in this colorful city include Southern New Hampshire University Arena. Manchester is roughly 75 miles ( km) from Portland.
  • Spend time in the great outdoors and appreciate the serenity at Prospect Mountain. You’ll find it around miles ( km) from Portland.

There are savings for the savvy traveler with Expedia. Whether you’re after something that’ll fit the family or just the two of you, browse the deals from the car rental companies in Portland. Our member exclusive offers and discounts will help you get the best price possible. Combine your vehicle with your flights and hotel for even better savings. Need a few things to do in Portland? Add some experiences to your vacation package later on!

Expedia makes it a cinch to compare prices, offers and rental companies, and to check customer recommendations. Bundle your Portland car rental with hotel or flight bookings and you can make even bigger savings.

In most cases, the requirement is 21 years of age and over in Portland. It’s worth noting that most outlets will charge extra fees for young drivers. Check before you choose your ride, as rules may differ between rental car suppliers. Keep in mind that if you want to rent a luxury ride or a large car like a premium SUV, rules may require drivers to be older than

Renting a car in Portland is a breeze. Generally, all that’s required is your driver’s license and a credit card in the same name. After settling on a great set of wheels, look up the terms and conditions to ensure there are no extra requirements prior to your scheduled pickup.

With car rental rates as low as and a day in Portland within the past seven days, you’ll be cruising off with your own amazing deal in no time.

Yes, and you’ll find your ideal wheels on our long-term car rental deals page. Simply enter your trip dates and we’ll list fabulous options from a range of top companies.

Whether or not you can rent a car if you are under 25 in Portland often depends on the rental company you select. Some businesses have a surcharge for drivers between 21 and 24 years old, whereas other companies may not have any extra costs for this age range. It’d be smart to read the terms and conditions of your selected car rental dealer to avoid any nasty surprises when picking up your keys.


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The average price of a Small rental in Portland, United States is $ The cheapest time to rent a Small in Portland, United States is in March. The price is 24% lower than the rest of the year at just $45 per day. A Small rental is typically 23% less expensive than the average car rental in Portland. The average price of a vehicle rental in Portland can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Portland Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium rental in Portland, United States is $ The cheapest time to rent a Medium in Portland, United States is in January. The price is 19% lower than the rest of the year at just $47 per day. A Medium rental is typically 24% less expensive than the average car rental in Portland. The average price of a vehicle rental in Portland can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Portland Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large rental in Portland, United States is $ The cheapest time to rent a Large in Portland, United States is in February. The price is 23% lower than the rest of the year at just $66 per day. A Large rental is typically 11% more expensive than the average car rental in Portland. The average price of a vehicle rental in Portland can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Portland Large rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV rental in Portland, United States is $ The cheapest time to rent a SUV in Portland, United States is in February. The price is 27% lower than the rest of the year at just $48 per day. A SUV rental is typically 15% less expensive than the average car rental in Portland. The average price of a vehicle rental in Portland can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Portland SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van rental in Portland, United States is $ The cheapest time to rent a Van in Portland, United States is in February. The price is 27% lower than the rest of the year at just $68 per day. A Van rental is typically 18% more expensive than the average car rental in Portland. The average price of a vehicle rental in Portland can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Portland Van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Luxury rental in Portland, United States is $ The cheapest time to rent a Luxury in Portland, United States is in January. The price is 41% lower than the rest of the year at just $44 per day. A Luxury rental is typically 3% less expensive than the average car rental in Portland. The average price of a vehicle rental in Portland can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Portland Luxury rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Convertible rental in Portland, United States is $ The cheapest time to rent a Convertible in Portland, United States is in June. The price is 19% lower than the rest of the year at just $64 per day. A Convertible rental is typically 4% more expensive than the average car rental in Portland. The average price of a vehicle rental in Portland can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Portland Convertible rentals found on momondo in the past week.

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When visiting the scenic town of Portland, your trip wouldn’t be complete without visiting the Portland Head Light or Fort Williams Park, both of which are easily reached by car. Keep an eye out for Highways 95 and , as these are two of the main roads in the city and connect many of the neighborhoods, including downtown. While it can be difficult to find free street parking for car rentals in Portland, there are numerous metered spaces, as well as paid lots and garages to choose from. It’s easy to rent a car in this area, as there are upwards of 20 car rental locations in Portland that you can choose between.

Is it worthwhile renting a car while visiting Portland?

You don’t need to stress about finding parking for car rentals in Portland, as there are many paid options to choose from, including garages, lots, and metered spaces. Portland is known for being a busy town and a popular vacation destination, so there are a few areas that are known for getting congested, including Highways 25, 95, , and If you don’t want to get caught in traffic, avoid driving rental cars in Portland on these highways in the early mornings and evenings, as these times are considered to be rush hour. When visiting the region, a cheap car rental in Portland is a convenient way to affordably see all the sights in the area while having the power to stick to your own schedule. The city is known for being sprawling, so Portland car rentals can help you to see some of the sights that are more off the beaten path, like Casco Bay and the Allagash Brewing Company.

What different driving laws should I keep in mind while driving in Portland?

When driving car rentals in Portland, it’s important to keep some of the local traffic laws in mind. For example, children under the age of 12 must always be in the backseat. If your child is under the age of 8, they must be in an appropriate safety seat. You must always keep a distance equivalent to two seconds between you and the car in front of you, and a distance equivalent to three seconds between you and any cyclists. Unless a sign states otherwise, you are legally allowed to make a U-turn. If you ever have any doubts about traffic regulations, make sure to contact Portland’s department of motor vehicles to receive information on the most recent laws.

What kind of driver’s license do you need to rent a car in Portland?

When renting a car in Portland, even if it’s an electric car rental or a passenger van rental, you are required to have a valid driver’s license. Those that are not from the United States can present either an international license or a license from their home country along with their passport.

So far in October there have been searches on momondo for car rental in Portland.

What cleaning measures are being taken by Portland car rental companies to control the spread of COVID?

Vehicle cleanliness has always been a priority for car rental companies. Alamo, Enterprise, and Dollar are some of the many companies rolling out enhanced cleaning to make sure your vehicle is sanitized. Search our site to see if there is an option for enhanced cleaning for your car rental in Portland. As things change, so do policies. We’ll do our best to stay on top of things, but always be sure to check with the provider directly.

How much will it cost to rent a car in Portland, Maine in November?

Our data shows that for weekend car rental deals during November in Portland, you can expect to pay around $ A particularly good deal might be around $17, which is the lowest quote for Portland we've seen so far. Users looking for a one-week rental in Portland for November saw an average deal of $53 - but quotes as low as $24 were available depending on dates and car options.

Which car rental agency in Portland has the cheapest rental car prices?

Daily rates from Budget are typically the cheapest, with an average price of $63/day when getting a rental car in Portland. The absolute cheapest price found at their location in Portland is $17/day.

Is there a fee to cancel my Portland, ME car rental?

Every rental car company in Portland has a different cancellation policy. At momondo, we will always disclose in the car rental search results whether or not an agency has a cancellation fee. Some of the top car rental companies in Portland include Alamo, Enterprise, and Dollar, so be sure to check if they offer free cancellation.

What is the best type of car to rent in Portland during November?

Based on the weather in Portland during the month of November, you should rent an SUV. Portland in November typically sees, on average, ″ of precipitation with an average temperature of °F. Although the weather may vary from year to year, renting an SUV is your best bet because it can maneuver through snow and ice thanks to the AWD feature. Renting a SUV in Portland will cost you $66/day on average.

Which rental car company in Portland has the most locations?

Hertz is the car rental company with the most locations in Portland, ME. At those 3 locations, you can expect to pay a daily rate of $64 in Portland, ME.

What is the speed limit in Portland, ME?

If you are renting a vehicle in Portland, then be aware that the current speed limit within city or town limits is 25 mph, unless otherwise posted. Suburban speed limits around Portland will generally have a speed limit of 75 mph. If you are traveling on a highway in Portland, then the speed limit is 75 mph.

What car do most people rent in Portland?

Most momondo users will rent the Hyundai Elantra in Portland, though renting the Nissan Versa is a popular second choice according to our data. If you’re interested in renting the Hyundai Elantra, prices are $59 per day on average. Some users have found Hyundai Elantra rental deals in Portland for as low as $16 per day. Nissan Versa rentals in Portland are $54 per day on average, with some of the cheapest deals at $19 per day.

What car rental company has the Cadillac XTS in Portland?

If you’re interested in renting the Cadillac XTS in Portland, then Alamo is the most popular car rental company in the city that offers this vehicle (as well as other similar Luxury rentals). Cadillac XTS rentals in Portland from Alamo are $92 per day on average. Alamo should have other Luxury rental car options in Portland, such as the Audi Q7, if you're unable to book this exact vehicle.

What is the weather like in Portland, Maine, ME in October?

In October, Portland usually gets ″ of precipitation and has an average temperature of 50 °F. This information can be very helpful when looking at rental cars in Portland as it can help you make the best decision.

What car would momondo recommend based on the weather in October?

The weather in Portland during October would likely not impact the type of rental much. momondo users do seem to prefer certain car types when looking for specific vehicles for their Portland car rental. Price-conscious travelers looking for a Portland car rental option tend to like small cars. These are typically the least expensive. Examples of small cars available for rent are the Nissan Versa, the Ford Fiesta, and the Ford Focus.

Is the weather in Portland similar to the rest of Maine?

The climate in Maine during October is usually °F with an expected ″ of precipitation throughout the month. Those looking to rent a car and leave from Portland on a road trip to the surrounding area should take note of this information.

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