Cheap Car Rentals at Washington Ronald Reagan Airport (DCA)

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Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA)


2600 Richmond Hwy,
(Airline Passengers Only), Arlington, VA, Virginia, 22202, United States


(1) 703-872-0320 (0)

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Hours of Operation:

Sun - Sat 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Holiday Hours:

CHRISTMAS EVE   December  24  07:00AM - 10:00PM
CHRISTMAS DAY   December  25  07:00AM - 10:00PM
NEW YEARS EVE   December  31  07:00AM - 10:00PM

NEW YEARS DAY   January  1  07:00AM - 10:00PM

If flying in, shuttle to both the rental counter and car lot.


Location Information

Where is Budget Car Rental at DCA?

LOCATION UPDATE – Beginning March 29, 2023, BUDGET will be operating at a brand new facility at 2600 Richmond Hwy Arlington, VA 22202. The new facility is approximately 1.7 miles away from the airport. We will have dedicated Avis Budget shuttle bus service to and from the airport.

Fastbreak Service
Follow Ground Transportation signs to the Budget shuttle bus pickup location. Please be sure not to board the airport shuttle bus. We will have a dedicated Budget-branded shuttle bus transporting customers directly to and from our new location. Once you arrive in our lot, look for your name and zone on the Budget Fastbreak reader board. You can go directly to your zone to select the vehicle of your choice. A customer service agent will be there to assist you.
All returns should proceed to 2600 Richmond Highway, Arlington VA 22202 and a Budget-branded shuttle bus will transport you back to the airport. The shuttle meets all flights arriving by 11:00pm. The shuttle is not available for delayed/late flights after 11:00pm.
General Directions
COUNTER: - AIRLINE PASSENGERS ONLY: Exit the doors on the baggage claim level and proceed to our Budget shuttle bus pick up area across the street. A dedicated Budget-branded shuttle bus will transport you to our lot which is located off-airport to pick up your rental car. Please be sure not to board the airport shuttle bus. Upon arrival at the location, please proceed inside the lobby and an agent will assist you. Upon completion of your rental agreement, you will be directed to your zone where you can select the vehicle of your choice. The shuttle meets all flights arriving by 11:00pm. The shuttle is not available for delayed/late flights after 11:00pm.
VEHICLES: Located at 2600 Richmond Highway, Arlington VA 22202.
RETURNS: Proceed to 2600 Richmond Highway, Arlington VA 22202.
COUNTER: WALK-UP RENTERS/LOCAL RENTERS: Book your reservation for and proceed to the nearest Budget location at this address:
Fashion Center at Pentagon City, 1100 S Hayes St., Arlington, VA 22202.
AFTER-HOURS RETURNS: Not Available. The facility is open from 5:30 am to 11:00 pm for car returns. Please leave your keys in the vehicle.

Ronald Reagan Airport (DCA) Car Rental Return

When it’s time to return your Budget car rental on your way back to the DCA airport, you will want to visit our facility at 2600 Richmond Highway, Arlington VA 22202. 

The hours of operation for this facility are 5:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. for rental car returns. An attendant will be available to assist you during your visit. Take the walkway to the Avis/Budget shuttle bus for a ride to the airport terminal. 

When dropping off your car, please make sure to leave the keys in the vehicle and check for any personal belongings. Please be aware that this location is not available for after-hours drop-offs. 

DCA Car Rental Information

Get a Reagan Airport car rental from Budget, and you’ll be about ten minutes away from the Pentagon, the National Mall, the Capitol Building, and all the historical and modern sites in our nation’s capital. Or rent a car and drive west to enjoy the beautiful countryside and country clubs of Virginia.

What is the best type of car to rent in Washington DC?

The DC area has some of the most interesting and exciting historical sites in America—not to mention some of the most powerful people. Whether you’re here for business or pleasure, Budget can find the right DCA car rental for you.

Van Rental

A passenger van rental comes with either 12 or 15 seats, perfect for a larger group visiting the U.S. Capitol Building. A minivan rental, such as a Nissan Quest, can take a family of up to 7 or 8 to the Smithsonian museums—with room for souvenirs.


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SUV Rental

With all the tourists driving distracted because of the historical sights of DC, an SUV can give you the security of a high seating position and tough design. You’ll feel safer in DC traffic in a Jeep Patriot or a roomy GMC Yukon.


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Long-Term Car Rental

Do you need to live or work in the Washington DC area for an extended time? A Budget monthly car rental service gives discounted rates the longer you rent—for 11 months or less. We’ll also discount your loss damage waiver and let you swap cars any time.


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Luxury Car Rental

For a luxurious time cruising the George Washington Memorial Parkway next to the Potomac River, playing golf courses in Virginia, or visiting the Spa at Four Seasons, travel in style in a convertible car rental, such as a Mustang GT or Camaro SS.


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