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Explore Seattle

Explore Seattle with Expedia’s Travel Guides to find the best hotels, flights, holiday packages and more!

Expedia car hire in Seattle comes with No Hidden Fees

Why rent a car in Seattle?

Seattle is a city with a little bit of everything – arts and culture, cafés and restaurants, nightlife, museums and activities for children. If you want to rent a car in Seattle, you'll be well placed to get around the city and explore the many possibilities it has to offer.

How to get to and around Seattle?

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is a convenient way to get to Seattle, and it's just a 25-minute drive from there to the city centre in a Seattle hire car. Seattle is extremely well placed for exploring the state of Washington, where you can find some interesting cities to spend time in. Bellevue is only about 20 minutes from Seattle, with KidsQuest Children's Museum and Bellevue Downtown Park easy to get to with your Seattle rental car.

Redmond, 25 minutes away from Seattle, offers a range of shopping and cafés, while Kent, a little further away at 40 minutes' drive when you rent a car in Seattle, offers the chance to get back to nature, with boating and fishing at Lake Meridian Park and several other parks offering opportunities for sports and relaxation.

Hiring a car in Seattle city centre

You can rent a car at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport or in the city centre, as well as other nearby cities. If you're looking for a place to park your Seattle rental car, Downtown Seattle Parking offers an online map with handy locations for parking, and there are a number of hotels that offer parking spaces too.

What brands are available?

The following companies are available for you to rent a car in Seattle:

  • Thrifty
  • Hertz
  • Alamo
  • Budget
  • Avis
  • National
  • Must-sees within an easy drive of Seattle

    Tacoma, an hour's drive with a Seattle hire car, has a multitude of museums to keep you occupied, including Tacoma Art Museum, America's Car Museum and the Museum of Glass, with artworks, exhibits and an on-site studio. There is also a zoo and aquarium plus parks and recreation areas to enjoy.

    Tips and tricks for driving in the US

    Drive on the right-hand side of the road in the US, keeping to the Washington speed limit of 60mph on highways and looking out for speed restriction signs. Note that Washington state has some 'reversible lanes', which are designed to have traffic moving in different directions at different times, so keep an eye out for signs. US rental cars normally have automatic transmission, so you may need to ask in advance if you want a manual car.

    Ready to plan your Seattle city break?

    To start organising your trip to Seattle and other parts of the US, use the Expedia search tool to help you find the best car hire, flight and hotel deals and research the best attractions and activities.