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Albany Car Rental Information

Pick-up Location Albany
Car Types Box truck, Commercial, Compact, Convertible, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Luxury, Mini, Minivan, Premium, SUV, Standard, Van
Rental Locations 15
Airport Locations 9
Popular Agencies Hertz, Dollar, Budget, Alamo, Surprise Agency

Cheap Car Rentals in Albany

Economy $25/day
Compact $21/day
Intermediate $26/day
Standard $30/day
Full-size $28/day
SUV $30/day
Minivan $39/day
Mini $59/day
Premium $41/day
Luxury $50/day
Convertible $52/day
Box truck $25/day
Commercial $32/day
Van $38/day
2 Adults, 2 Bags Economy car in Albany hertz
4 Adults, 2 Bags Compact car in Albany hertz
5 Adults, 3 Bags Intermediate car in Albany hertz
5 Adults, 3 Bags Standard car in Albany hertz
5 Adults, 2 Bags Full-size car in Albany hertz
5 Adults, 3 Bags SUV car in Albany hertz
5 Adults, 5 Bags Minivan car in Albany hertz
2 Adults, 2 Bags Mini car in Albany national
5 Adults, 5 Bags Premium car in Albany hertz
5 Adults, 5 Bags Luxury car in Albany opaquecar
5 Adults, 3 Bags Convertible car in Albany enterprise
5 Adults, 3 Bags Box truck car in Albany enterprise
5 Adults, 3 Bags Commercial car in Albany budget
5 Adults, 3 Bags Van car in Albany hertz
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Albany car rental reviews and directory

From $49/day
Rated #1
Alamo
Best Rated
8.7 Excellent (6,592 reviews)
1 location in Albany
Alamo
Locations in Albany
737 Albany Shaker Rd
+1 844 366 2649
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Alamo reviews in Albany

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From $39/day
Rated #2
Enterprise
8.5 Excellent (12,882 reviews)
3 locations in Albany
Enterprise
Locations in Albany
51 S. Pearl St./t.u. Center
+1 518 472 1111
737 Albany Shaker Rd
+1 518 785 7771
900 Central Ave
+1 518 453 6222
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Enterprise reviews in Albany

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From $50/day
Rated #3
Avis
7.6 Good (2,280 reviews)
2 locations in Albany
Avis
Locations in Albany
131 Colonie Center, Space 232
+1 518 459 3179
737 Albany Shaker Road
+1 518 242 4440
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Avis reviews in Albany

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From $38/day
Rated #4
Budget
7.4 Good (4,289 reviews)
2 locations in Albany
Budget
Locations in Albany
131 Colonie Center
+1 518 459 2609
737 Albany Shaker Road
+1 518 242 4450
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From $28/day
Rated #5
Hertz
Cheapest deal
Most popular
7.4 Good (3,961 reviews)
3 locations in Albany
Hertz
Locations in Albany
40 Lodge St
+1 518 434 6911
737 Albany Shaker Rd.
+1 518 456 1777
818 Central Avenue
+1 518 454 9701
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From $30/day
Rated #6
Thrifty
7.1 Good (2,801 reviews)
1 location in Albany
Thrifty
Locations in Albany
851 Old Albany Shaker Road
+1 877 283 0898
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From $37/day
Rated #8
Dollar
8.4 Excellent (58 reviews)
1 location in Albany
Dollar
Locations in Albany
737 Albany Shaker Road
+1 866 434 2226
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Sunnycars
sunnycars
1 location in Albany
Sunnycars
Locations in Albany
859 Albany Shaker Road

Car Rental Locations in Albany

Good to Know

Most Popular Agency Hertz
Most Popular Car Type Intermediate
Average price $50/day
Good deal $36/day

When to Book a Rental Car in Albany

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Top Tips For Renting a Car in Albany

  • Like many cities in the U.S., Albany is best explored with a car. There simply is no better way to get around town, especially if you plan on going out and taking in the sights. For instance, if you are staying outside of downtown Albany and you want to get downtown, it is a simple 10 to 15-minute drive, but via public transportation it can easily take 30 or 40 minutes. This is especially the case at night when bus service slows down.
  • Planning on beginning your trip in Albany with a stop at the rental car counter? For travelers with flights landing at Albany International Airport, you will find the rental car offices located next to Baggage Claim and the cars themselves in the airport parking garage.
  • Albany’s downtown area is chock full of pedestrians and bikers. This is particularly the case during evenings in the summer when the weather is especially pleasant. During such times, jaywalking can become very common and traffic has to slow down as a result. This is also because Albany has a high density of attractions in the downtown area, so people often walk between them.
  • Rush hour in Albany, while not as severe as it is in New York City, can still pack a punch. The morning rush hour usually starts up at 6:00 a.m. and lasts until 9:00 a.m. The afternoon rush hour is when the real traffic builds up, though, and drivers are advised to avoid many of the major avenues and highways from 4:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., when traffic begins to die back down.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Albany for $36 or less
  • Book your rental car in Albany at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Albany are around 5% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Mini rental cars in Albany are around 42% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs About Renting a Car in Albany

How much does it cost to rent a car in Albany?

On average a rental car in Albany costs $59 per day.

What is the most popular rental car in Albany?

Intermediate (Ford Escape or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Albany.

What is the cheapest car rental company in Albany?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($21/day), Budget ($23/day) and Enterprise ($25/day).

What is the best rental car company in Albany?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Albany are Alamo (8.7, 6592 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 12882 reviews), and Avis (7.6, 2280 reviews).

Which car rental companies are at the airport: Albany Intl Airport (ALB)?

Car rental companies onsite at Albany Intl Airport include Hertz, Dollar, Budget, Enterprise, Avis, Alamo, Thrifty and National.

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: Albany Intl Airport (ALB)?

Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Albany Intl Airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, Dollar, Budget, Enterprise, Avis, Alamo, Thrifty, and National.

What is the cheapest rental car location in Albany?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Hertz 818 Central Avenue 12206 (3 miles from city center).

How can I find car rentals near me in Albany?

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

What type of car is recommended for driving in Albany?

Albany’s streets are similar to many others in the Northeast in that many of them predate the automobile. As a result, the roads can often be winding and rather small, and because of this, smaller vehicles are recommended for would-be renters. Larger cars will fit on the roads, of course, but they may sometimes be tough to park, and you may have to stop to let others pass on the narrower roads.

What's the speed limit in Albany?

Drivers can expect speed limits ranging from 25 to 45 mph on residential streets and from 35 to 55 mph on larger urban roads. Highways and freeways in Albany, on the other hand, typically feature speed limits of 55 mph in urban areas and 65 mph in rural areas in between cities.

How are gas prices in Albany?

On average, drivers will pay about $2.60 per gallon for gas in Albany. This is right within the average for the state of New York, as gas is around $2.60 per gallon in New York City and $2.50 per gallon in Syracuse.

Where are the best places to park in Albany?

Parking garages are plentifully available in Albany and drivers should have no issue finding spots in them. Additionally, parallel streetside parking is highly available throughout the city. In general, drivers will find that streetside parking is predominantly popular in the less dense urban areas and peripheral residential areas of Albany.