Auto Europa Car Rental at Baltimore Washington International Airport

Baltimore-Washington International Airport, with the IATA code of BWI, is found just outside of the city of Baltimore, nearby to Hanover and Severn. The airport is of a reasonable size, handling over twenty million passengers per annum, and is considered as one of the main airports of the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area. Its passengers are mainly flying in from other cities in the United States, but the airport handles a significant number of international passenger flights as well. Arriving passengers have access to several Baltimore-Washington International Airport car hire companies, such as Auto Europa, and can hire a car that suits their travelling purposes.

Once passengers have collected their belongings from the relevant baggage hall area, they can proceed outside of their concourse to find the car rental shuttles. A shuttle is required as the car hire companies are not located within walking distance of the passenger buildings of the airport. Although a shuttle is required for transport, passengers will still find the car hire companies convenient to access, as the buses are free of charge and available every ten minutes. The journey will also take just ten minutes. The shuttle drivers will assist with luggage if need be, and are able to assist if a person suffers from a disability. Certain shuttles may be equipped with a wheelchair lift. In the airport, all facilities are clearly indicated, including the way to the rental car shuttles. Assistance is available from the airport volunteers as well.

The company of Auto Europa Baltimore-Washington International Airport has many high quality vehicles for hire. All vehicles are cleaned before every rental, and are only of the latest models possible, ensuring that they are in good mechanical condition. The customer will also receive the vehicle with a full tank of fuel. The vehicle should be returned full if no fuel is purchased, but as empty as possible if fuel was purchased at the start of the rental period. No refunds are given for unused fuel. If a customer has not purchased fuel, but has no time to refuel the vehicle, Auto Europa may offer to do it on the customer’s behalf, with extra charges. Unless an Auto Europa one way hire as been arranged, allowing the vehicle to be returned to a different location, the hired car should be driven back the car rental centre of Baltimore-Washington International Airport. One way hires can be arranged for most vehicle categories.

For five passengers, there are many vehicles available. Those in the Economy and Compact categories, such as the Chevy Aveo and Chevy Cobalt are smaller, but have cheaper rental rates, while cars in the Midsize or Fullsize categories have more room for luggage, and are slightly more expensive. They could be similar to the Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Fusion and Chevrolet Impala. Popular from this location as well, are SUVs. SUVs from Auto Europa include the Ford Escape, Chevy Equinox and the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Additional cars available for hire are the Hyundai Sonata, Cadillac CTS, Mercury Grand Marquis, Dodge Charger and Dodge Grand Caravan, a minivan ideal for up to seven passengers.

When a vehicle is collected from any of the Baltimore-Washington International car rental companies, the primary renter needs to be present as well as any additional drivers registered on the rental agreement. The drivers of the vehicle will need to have a valid driving license, a major credit card and should be 21 years of age or older. For access to all car categories, however, the persons renting the car should be 25 years of age or older. Younger renters are subject to higher rental rates, approximately $30.00 extra per day of car hire. This amount is charged for young drivers insurance, and is applicable at all car hire companies.

The airport of Baltimore is accessible to disabled passengers, as it is equipped with pavement ramps, elevators and suitable restroom facilities. A disabled person may also like to hire Auto Europa’s hand control equipment if they have a lower limb disability, as the device is connected to the brake and accelerator pedals of an automatic vehicle. From Baltimore-Washington International Airport, hand controls are free of charge, but should be reserved in advance. Any other items of equipment that are required should also be reserved in advance, as there is no guarantee that they will be available upon arriving at the rental counters. Items available include child seats and satellite navigation systems.

Driving in the city of Baltimore is quite possible in most areas - it is only the centre of the city that can be a little chaotic, and may have limited parking spaces. A rented car is therefore most convenient in the outer area of Baltimore, and for driving to the nearby towns and cities. A large number of interesting areas can be found within a two hour drive of Baltimore. Washington, D.C, Rockville, Annapolis, Bethesda, Bowie, College Park, Silver Spring, Gaithersburg and Frederick can all be reached in under an hour’s drive, while Hagerstown is just over an hour’s drive away. Philadelphia is about a two hour drive from Baltimore. Always follow the road rules carefully, ensuring that you drive within the speed limits. Any fine incurred in a rented car is the responsibility of the renter, and not the car hire company.

Further car rental details can be obtained from Auto Europa at Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

From North America only:

Tel +1 207 842 2000

Fax +1 207 842-2222

1-888-223-5555 toll-free

Alternatively – view international phone list on Auto Europa’s website, at

  • Free Amendments
  • Free Cancellations
  • No Card Fees
Car rental company logos