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Alabama car rentals

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Cheap car rentals in Alabama

Full-size SUV$49/day
Passenger van$76/day
Pickup truck$47/day
Premium SUV$42/day
Supplier choice$29/day
Standard SUV$32/day
Compact SUV$33/day
Intermediate SUV$37/day
Open air all terrain$87/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car in Alabama

  • You should wear your seatbelt when you’re riding in the front seat in Alabama. The law doesn’t require adults in the rear seat to wear seatbelts, but for your safety, buckle up. Chuildren aged fifteen and below are required to wear a seatbelt even if in the back row. Children below eight should be in an appropriately sized car seat. You can rent a booster or safety seat when you book your car rental at the counter.
  • If you’re planning on crossing state and international borders, you can do so in an Alabama car rental. Several locations allow travel across both Mexican and Canadian borders. Travel into Canada is easy, and all you need to do is inform the rental provider so that you are issued a Canadian non-resident insurance card for your protection while driving in Canada. However, travel into Mexico is a bit challenging. Only a few agencies allow it, and even then, you’ll be required to purchase additional Mexican vehicle insurance before you’re allowed to travel across the border.
  • Always remember to refuel your rental car before dropping it off. It will save you a lot of money since letting the company refuel the vehicle will cost you significantly more because of their higher gas prices per gallon. Fill up at a gas station close to the drop-off point to return the vehicle with a full tank. Alternatively, you can prepay for gas and return your rental on empty. However, there are no refunds for unused gas.
  • Most car rental locations will allow you to register an additional driver. There is a fee charged per day for each additional driver, but spouses or domestic partners are authorized for no extra charge at some locations. Moreover, additional drivers must meet the age and license requirements for the rental agency, most of which require the additional driver to be at least twenty five years old.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Alabama for $48 or less
  • Book your rental car in Alabama at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Alabama are around 32% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Compact rental cars in Alabama are around 22% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Alabama

  • Should I rent a car in Alabama?

    From forests and canyons to big rivers and the Gulf of Mexico, there is a lot to explore in Alabama, and the best way of exploring this historic region is in a rental car. There are many benefits of renting a car in Alabama. First, it saves you time as getting around is faster than public transport. You also get to discover more, as you can stop when and wherever you want. Feeling like a local is also a significant benefit of renting a car. You also won’t have to carry around your luggage. Renting a car is simply the most convenient way of getting to know this region.

  • What is driving like in Alabama?

    There are a few things you need to know about driving in Alabama. First, pedestrians have the right of way, even when crossing illegally. If your windshield wipers are on, the law requires you to have your headlights on as well. You must be at least 500 feet away from emergency vehicles, and if you encounter a stopped emergency vehicle with flashing lights, move one lane away from the emergency vehicle if possible or reduce your speed to 15 mph below the speed limit. Speed limits are strictly enforced in Alabama, so stick between 15 to 25 mph in school and residential zones, 35 mph on non-paved rural roads, 45 to 55 mph on highways, 65 mph in multi-lane highways, and 70 mph on interstate highways. Finally, the morning rush hour is between 6:00 - 8:00 am, peaking between 7:00 - 7:30 am, while the evening rush is between 4:00 - 6:00 pm.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Alabama?

    Most rental agencies require renters to be at least twenty one to qualify for a rental car, but some agencies allow nineteen and twenty year-olds to get rentals. All renters must possess a valid driver’s license and a credit card or debit card in their name. The debit card can only be used by renters above twenty five.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Alabama?

    On average a rental car in Alabama costs $50 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Alabama?

    Full-size (Chevrolet Tahoe or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Alabama.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Alabama?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Avis ($28/day), Hertz ($31/day) and Dollar ($31/day).

  • What is the best rental car company in Alabama?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Alabama are Alamo (7.5, 55 reviews), and Enterprise Rent-A-Car (7.3, 65 reviews).

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Alabama?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • Where should I rent a car in Alabama?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to rent a car in Alabama are Mobile (45% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Alabama), Montgomery (24%) and Dothan (7%).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Alabama?

    On average a rental car in Alabama costs $411 per week ($59 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Alabama?

    On average a rental car in Alabama costs $1,759 per month ($59 per day).

Car rental directory

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car rental locations in Alabama

    31 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Alabama

    17 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Alabama

    8 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Alabama

    7 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in Alabama

    4 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car rental locations in Alabama

    4 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car rental locations in Alabama

    3 Locations

  • easirent

    Easirent car rental locations in Alabama

    3 Locations

  • national

    National car rental locations in Alabama

    3 Locations

  • vipcarsrec

    VIPCars Recommendation car rental locations in Alabama

    3 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car rental locations in Alabama

    2 Locations

  • u-save

    U-Save car rental locations in Alabama

    2 Locations

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