Albuquerque car rentals

Albuquerque car rentals

Search hundreds of rental car sites at once for car rental deals in Albuquerque

Albuquerque, NM
May 26 — Jun 2
Same drop-off
Albuquerque, NM
Thu 5/26
Noon
Thu 6/2
Noon

Search hundreds of rental car sites at once for car rental deals in Albuquerque

Cheap car rentals in Albuquerque

Economy$45/day
Compact$45/day
Intermediate$46/day
Standard$43/day
Full-size$43/day
Full-size SUV$64/day
Luxury$56/day
Premium SUV$59/day
Supplier choice$45/day
Intermediate SUV$46/day
Standard SUV$50/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Albuquerque car rental reviews and directory

From $74/dayRated #1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.4 Excellent (189 reviews)
8 locations in Albuquerque
Enterprise
Locations in Albuquerque
  • 8.5
  • 8.6
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMar 29 2022
Roger at the 120 Lomas Blvd, Albuquerque office provided the best experience we’ve ever had at any rental car company.
10.0 ExcellentMar 24 2022
Customer service was excellent, as always.
10.0 ExcellentMar 16 2022
Area was very helpful. Arranged shuttle back to airport. Easy, affordable.
2.0 MediocreFeb 26 2022
RENTAL A FULL SIZE TRUCK AND THEY DIDNT HAVE ONE AVAILABLE
10.0 ExcellentFeb 16 2022
When returning the vehicle, I was most impressed with James. His genuine friendliness and super customer service should be recognized and rewarded. Thanks again to James!
10.0 ExcellentOct 28 2021
It was a little confusing at the airport, we had reserved with Alamo but picked the car up at Enterprise. Everything else went fine. I liked the built-in navigation it made finding places easy.
4.0 OkayOct 19 2021
I wanted to rent a car at the airport. Unbeknownst to me, Kayak and/or Priceline reserved a car but from the downtown Enterprise location rather than the airport location. This created a significant delay and an additional expense -- first, for a cab ride to the downtown location and next for a drop0ff fee to return the car to the airport location : roughly $100 in extra fees. The service people at the airport location were not interested in helping me, but the agent at the downtown location was very helpful.
1.9 HorribleOct 15 2021
We booked through Priceline for an Enterprise rental from Albuquerque Airport to Phoenix Airport---Saturday 10/2-Wednesday, 10/13. When we arrived at the Enterprise in Albuquerque Airport (which happened to be3 on the start of the International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta Week), they indicated that the reservation was for an off-site Enterprise in downtown Albuquerque. (This was never explained on the Priceline website, as we would not have reserved this way.) The problem was that the off-site Enterprise closed at 12 Noon--an hour later than we arrived, and that it was closed until Monday morning. The agent at the Albuquerque Airport said that they had no cars---that they could do nothing for us, but the off-site Enterprise should have the car when they opened Monday morning. We then rented a car from another car rental agency until Monday morning, when we were led to believe that our car would be waiting for us at the off-site Enterprise. We also left a detailed voicemail on the off-site Enterprise indicating that we would be in to pick up the car late Monday morning after a previous commitment that we had. When we called the off-site in the morning as we were heading over to pick up the Enterprise rental, the man who answered the phone indicated that he had NO car for us and was very rude, to the point that he hung up on my wife after reducing her to tears. We then had to scramble to find a car from another agency, because Enterprise could do NOTHING for us at any of their offices in the Albuquerque area and beyond. In the past, we have used Priceline and Enterprise on numerous occasions. We assure you that we will never use these two companies again as a result of this VERY negative experience.
7.9 GoodOct 7 2021
Overall, we had a positive experience with both the car and the service staff. Only issue was that the tires were all inflated at different levels ranging between 27 and 36 psi…the recommended amount was 34 psi for all tires. Once we fixed this, the red was MUCH better!
10.0 ExcellentOct 4 2021
Good service, good car. No problems.
Show more reviews
From $64/dayRated #2
Dollar
7.6 Good (149 reviews)
1 location in Albuquerque
Dollar
Locations in Albuquerque
  • 8
  • 7.9
  • 7.4
  • 7.3
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 16 2022
Everything was great!
2.0 MediocreFeb 24 2022
Vehicle i paid for was not available, and no discount.
10.0 ExcellentDec 6 2021
The customer service person at the the desk in Albuquerque Dollar made an effort to get me on the road in a very short time. That is always appreciated.
10.0 ExcellentDec 1 2021
Everybody - at the counter and over the phone - super friendly and helpful, everything went really smoothly.
4.0 OkayOct 31 2021
The signage in the lot is pretty poor. And we just had to figure out that hertz was servicing us because they didn't have anyone working the dollar counter.
8.0 ExcellentOct 25 2021
Pickup and dropoff both went very well. Staff was helpful. The vehicle had a mild rattle that was irritating, but it did not interfere with the operation.
6.0 GoodOct 18 2021
First, Dollar gave me a compact instead of the standard that I reserved. Second, this is the terms Kayak sent me: Monday, October 4 12:00 pm Volkswagen Jetta Pick-up - Dollar 3400 University Boulevard Southeast, Albuquerque INFO Car booked on Priceline.com Forward any changes to trips@kayak.com Saturday, October 16 12:00 pm Drop-off - Dollar 4775 South University Center Drive, Las Vegas University Ave in Albuquerque is at the airport. University Ave in Las Vegas is 3 miles from the airport. I returned the car to Las Vegas Airport which was not at University Ave so they charged me double !! since I returned it to the airport instead of University Ave - 3 miles away. Given the reservation data, there was no way I could, or should, have figured out University Ave in Las Vegas was NOT at the airport. Basically they charged me $1000 extra for not returning the car 3 miles from the airport. Finally, when I returned the car to the airport in Las Vegas, the attended REFUSED to give me a paper receipt (it was to be emailed to me) so I could not respond to the double charge.
10.0 ExcellentSep 25 2021
Service, speed, courteous. Very helpful !
5.9 OkaySep 21 2021
No one present at drop off and therefore no confirmation on mileage, full fuel and time of return. Went to outside office and asked and staff just said "are keys in car - then you are done" Now I will need to see what shows up for charges to ensure extra charges for gas are not applied (as it was full).
5.9 OkaySep 13 2021
It took a long time to get to the front of the line and to rent the car. It was a Nissan Sentra that was assigned and it was okay. Windshield wipers needed replacing. The car got us where we needed to go.
Show more reviews
From $73/dayRated #3
Budget
7.6 Good (123 reviews)
5 locations in Albuquerque
Budget
Locations in Albuquerque
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7.5
  • 7.4
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 16 2022
The rental car agent at Albuquerque Sunport Airport Car Rental, Budget was friendly and helpful. Excellent customer service. (Unfortunately, we don't remember her name. She had the last shift that ended at midnight.)
10.0 ExcellentMay 9 2022
The pick up and drop off were very easy and accommodating. The shuttle to and from the airport, even at 4am, was great!
6.0 GoodJan 24 2022
To have refundable option! W travel delays and cancellations that is a MUST
10.0 ExcellentDec 19 2021
Jetta’s do not have iPhone power sources but a wonderful young women who worked for budget in the parking lot was able to get me an adapter from the lost and found. Person at counter should have known this about the Jetta.
2.0 MediocreNov 29 2021
Once on the road, I realized the car they assigned to me had a faulty speed limit cap of 65 miles an hour. The agent could not figure out how to disable the limit remotely, requiring me to turn around and drive 35 minutes back to the agency, which cost me a total of 2 hours in travel time, and I missed the event I had planned my trip around. A huge inconvenience and the experience caused emotional distress. Never rent from Kayak or Avis.
3.9 MediocreOct 13 2021
We had an issue with a tire on the vehicle and had to return to the airport to exchange the vehicle which took a lot longer than it should have because we were not given proper instructions on what to do.
5.9 OkaySep 28 2021
The pickup process is incredibly slow…
10.0 ExcellentAug 2 2021
Helpful, friendly staff. Easy, thorough chech-in process. Car was exactly what I needed and what I had paid for. Thank you!
1.9 HorribleJul 27 2021
The line was 8-10 people when I got there at 9 p.m. After learning I would have to go to the back of the like again after having to clarify something with Priceline, the guy told me, and I quote: “deal with it.”
5.9 OkayJul 15 2021
I like that it was close to Amtrak station. what could have been better is jotting down scratches on car.
Show more reviews
From $53/dayRated #4
Thrifty
7.6 Good (115 reviews)
1 location in Albuquerque
Thrifty
Locations in Albuquerque
  • 8.1
  • 7.8
  • 7.6
  • 7.5
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentApr 30 2022
Pick-up ay Thrifty could have gone better. After over two hours of waiting for our reserved car I was referred to their manager at Hertz who took care of this immediately. If this had occurred from the onset It would have been an "Excellent" fating overall.
10.0 ExcellentJan 18 2022
Friendly staff. Easy pick up/ drop off.
8.0 ExcellentNov 29 2021
It was a good rental. The service agent wasn’t the best but she got the job done.
10.0 ExcellentOct 29 2021
Our car was clean and ready to go. The rental car center in Albuquerque makes it very easy, and the people At thrifty were great.
10.0 ExcellentOct 10 2021
The Buick Encore has such weak pickup. Perhaps move it to a location with lower speed limits and more sedate drivers.
5.9 OkayOct 8 2021
I usually get the 2nd driver free with my AARP card.. Not this time.. And I was not happy with the explanation provided by the by the agent.
10.0 ExcellentSep 10 2021
all worked well and staff super friendly
1.9 HorribleSep 6 2021
They didn’t have a car for us despite the reservation.
3.9 MediocreAug 13 2021
Long lines at pickup taking over an hour to get my car. All other car rental agencies lined move quickly and efficiently. Thrifty line is long snd service super slow. Probably will look elsewhere for rentals in the future.
1.9 HorribleJul 19 2021
I paid for a Toyota Corolla. I went out to the parking spot and someone was driving away in it. Instead of giving me another mid size comparable, I was given a dirty Honda Civic that had just been returned. I said the Honda accord is comparable and a Honda Civic was a compact. He said this is what you’re getting. There were other Toyota corollas in the parking lot. I just left. I called to receive a credit but was told that I had gotten a four door car and it was comparable. Three people and luggage was too much crammed in the Honda Civic. I was sent a$50 certificate to use next time. There won’t be a next time.
Show more reviews
From $39/dayRated #5
Advantage
7.4 Good (133 reviews)
1 location in Albuquerque
Advantage
Locations in Albuquerque
  • 7.6
  • 7.8
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreApr 24 2020
They charged me over $200 for gas, when I returned the car fully fueled. In corresponding with them they said they would refund some of the money. I haven't seen a cent!
6.8 GoodDec 10 2019
Car was clean and drop off easy.They push the fuel option without explaining that you are charged for a full tank of gas regardless of what's in the car when you return, plus it appear that you are then charged taxes on this. Yes, the details are in the contract, but they carefully avoid explaining it. Never do that again. Also, they are less than candid about the insurance option, which probably leads most people to accept the "basic" plan not realizing that it adds dramatically to the cost. I believe that they do these things intentionally and many people end up paying much more than they anticipated. I probably won't use this company again.
6.0 GoodNov 27 2019
Loved the staff in the morning when we ultimately picked up our car!When we arrived approximately 3 minutes before closing time, with a reservation, the desk was closed. We were forced to hire an Uber that night and again in the morning to return and get our car. Two other parties also arrived when we did.
5.2 OkayNov 12 2019
Price was ok.Have the size of car I reserved available. Have more staff so the wait is shorter.
6.8 GoodSep 23 2019
The pick-up was horrible due to the hour and 18-minute wait. Other than that, the agent was competent & helpful, the car was fine, and the drop-off was as well.The pick-up was horrible. One person at the desk with a dozen customers on line. (It's not as if Advantage didn't know how many reservations they had that afternoon.) I waited an hour and 18 minutes (I timed it) to be served. No more Advantage for me.
6.4 GoodSep 19 2019
I made the reservation but upon pick up, there were no cars available. They were overbooked by at least 15 cars.
10.0 ExcellentAug 19 2019
yes
6.0 GoodAug 18 2019
Free upgrade, nice staffCar not really clean, unexpected cost.
2.0 MediocreAug 11 2019
There was a line to get the car which would have taken a minimum of thirty minutes probably an hour to clear. We found another car with Payless.
4.0 OkayJul 11 2019
Prices weren’t as advertised onlineHonest pricing
Show more reviews
From $55/dayRated #6
Payless
7.4 Good (102 reviews)
1 location in Albuquerque
Payless
Locations in Albuquerque
  • 7.7
  • 7.8
  • 7.3
  • 7.2
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 9 2022
They are understaffed at the ABQ airport, plan for it to take an hour to pick up your car. The car they gave me also smelled intensely of smoke.
10.0 ExcellentMar 5 2022
Shuttle from remote center to terminal was AWFUL! There was a line of people all waiting for the shuttle bus
2.0 MediocreFeb 5 2022
Everything. No one to man the counter... after waiting for 1 hour and calling a disconnected phone number... an avis rep decided to help. After being charged more than the price agreed on Payless site....they directed to to the wrong vehicle. It took another 20 mins to find my truck and then it was low on air. Not happy at all
8.0 ExcellentJan 20 2022
The agent who checked us in was really amazing.
4.0 OkayJan 18 2022
The Van sounded like it had a speedometer cable going bad. I don't think they have cables anymore. It would drive you crazy. The van was not really clean.
2.0 MediocreDec 6 2021
Lost our reservation
4.0 OkayOct 28 2021
Pickup took an endless amount of time, on a cold evening, standing outdoors. At least an hour, due to inadequate staffing. Worst pickup of a rental in 40 years.
10.0 ExcellentOct 20 2021
Staff was quick with the paperwork and our car was for our needs. Picking up the car and returning the car both went smoothly because they have an excellent system in place. Great experience!
3.9 MediocreSep 14 2021
The van we rented was not clean and the gas tank was filled only 3/4 of a tank. It took 1 hour to get to the counter so time was very limited, therefore, we took it as is.
7.9 GoodAug 31 2021
Went through four vehicles to pick-up. Two were vehciles the office did not want to drop off in a different state; one had a broken windshield. The last one was fine, but it took almost an hour to get the vehcile.
Show more reviews
From $59/dayRated #7
Hertz
Most popular
7.1 Good (298 reviews)
6 locations in Albuquerque
Hertz
Locations in Albuquerque
  • 7.5
  • 7.7
  • 7
  • 6.8
  • 7
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 3 2022
Like. Vehicle was clean and ran well. Dislike. Return signs could have been better placed
2.0 MediocreApr 5 2022
It took me over 1.5 hours to get my rental after arriving at the Hertz location, which had one employee who couldn't be found. He was the only one working there and left the office to detail/clean cars. There was a customer waiting there for a half hour before I got there and I had to go looking around the property for the employee who wasn't pleasant at all. I suggested that he leave a sign when leaving the office so customers know he's away. I missed an event as a result.
10.0 ExcellentApr 1 2022
Lupe was so kind to give us a ride to the train station when we dropped off the car since we couldn't get a taxi. Thank you!
10.0 ExcellentMar 27 2022
I was given a gorgeous red hot rod as the “Manager’s choice”! Staff was professional and competent, shuttle buses run frequently, and there’s excellent signage to get and return cars.
6.0 GoodMar 23 2022
I expected the pickup to be at the airport, it was not. Also they were to be available at 8 am for the drop off, and the door was locked. I had an uber waiting.
10.0 ExcellentMar 8 2022
Friendly staff, very easy pickup and dropoff.
2.0 MediocreFeb 16 2022
Did not get four wheel drive surban that was requested ☹️
8.0 ExcellentJan 25 2022
The staff were very friendly and helpful. It was also easy to drop-off and pick-up.
2.0 MediocreJan 24 2022
The staff handling the rental process were dreadful to deal with. Totally impersonal and gave me the impression they did not want to be there. This whole experience has meant I will avoid renting from Thrifty ever again
10.0 ExcellentDec 31 2021
The reservation process, pickup, and drop off were very easy. Everyone was friendly.
Show more reviews
From $73/dayRated #8
Alamo
8.7 Excellent (65 reviews)
1 location in Albuquerque
Alamo
Locations in Albuquerque
  • 8.8
  • 8.5
  • 8.7
  • 8.8
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentAug 2 2017
Alamo was greatThe return was quick & efficient. Gave us a minivan which was really clean. Employees were friendly.
10.0 ExcellentJun 26 2017
Good carThe Nissan Rogue was perfect for my family of 4. We put 1700 miles on that car going throughout the 4 corners. Was comfortable with all our luggage.
10.0 ExcellentMay 24 2017
Everything was great....smooth ride, great looks...loved the backup camera. Lots of options I wish I would have implemented.The only minor thing is that when I would get in, I had to bend my head way down to clear the door sill..... just the way the car is made. Otherwise, it was tops in my book.
2.0 MediocreMay 24 2017
nothingnothing
10.0 ExcellentApr 27 2017
Couldn't ask for more!Check-in was easy. I signed up for a mid-sized SUV and was given a choice of a few on the lot. The car was extremely comfortable, great on gas and nicely equipped. The staff was friendly and answered any questions I had. Drop-off was equally as easy and only took minutes. Overall, I was very impressed with my Alamo experience!Can't think of anything I would change!
10.0 ExcellentApr 24 2017
They were great at the drop off. Easy process, no awkward interactions about our wreck, just good service.Nothing, no complaints.
9.6 ExcellentApr 23 2017
Everything was in order and ready to go as arranged-staff very courteous -vehicle was excellent and had no issues.
2.0 MediocreApr 15 2017
Horrible waste of a companyThey did not honor a reservation for a truck. Horrible service and tried to blame me for getting upset. I travel 40 weeks a year. Never again with this company. Management was helpless and useless.Horrible service
10.0 ExcellentApr 6 2017
In and Out was very quick and easy.
10.0 ExcellentMar 16 2017
Check in was excellent to return car. Gave us $50 credit for inconvenience because our windshield washer fluid ran out.
Show more reviews
From $64/dayRated #9
Avis
7.8 Good (81 reviews)
5 locations in Albuquerque
Avis
Locations in Albuquerque
  • 7.9
  • 8.1
  • 7.8
  • 7.5
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreApr 23 2022
Location was not clearly indicated that wasn't airport pick up then the airport AVIS worker tried to get me to sign up and rent for over double the price!
10.0 ExcellentFeb 6 2022
Really bad car. Would never rent a ford again, but Avis was great.
10.0 ExcellentJan 20 2022
Easy check in and drop off. Solid customer service
2.0 MediocreJan 13 2022
Beware, no after hours pickup. After 11PM? Most likely, the desk will be empty.
10.0 ExcellentDec 11 2021
Quick and easy. Car was great!
10.0 ExcellentNov 18 2021
Great customer service at the counter. Car was was new and clean. Very happy renting from Avis.
8.0 ExcellentNov 7 2021
A very long wait to pick up the car. But drop off was great.
6.0 GoodOct 19 2021
I tried to call Avis about the bill. I was charged more than the quote. It was a busy time. They took my number to call me back. Never called back. Too hard to contact and I do not have time to continue calling. Disappointed.
10.0 ExcellentOct 5 2021
Great service at remtal counter,
10.0 ExcellentAug 30 2021
Very helpful staff. Car was very clean.
Show more reviews
From $38/dayRated #10
E-Z Rent-A-Car
Cheapest deal
6.8 Good (76 reviews)
1 location in Albuquerque
E-Z Rent-A-Car
Locations in Albuquerque
  • 7.1
  • 7.2
  • 6.6
  • 6.5
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
8.4 ExcellentDec 27 2019
Staff helpfulSignage at Albuquerque airport and car rental center for EZ car rental was non-existent! They need to make some improvements and not assume that customers know that Advantage and EZ are associated. Also, the wait in line for the one agent was long....
2.0 MediocreNov 13 2019
Could not pickup car. Had credit card issue which was fixed but policy wouldn’t let them run card 3rd time. Cost me non refundable payment. Not happy at all!Never use them again. Not helpful. Went to dollar and they took care of me great!
7.6 GoodOct 16 2019
Staff was great. Quick pick-up and drop-off.The car was dirty inside and out, especially the windows.
2.0 MediocreSep 17 2019
My flight was cancelled and I did not make my car reservation within 24 hours so they cancelled reservation even though it was prepaid. Will never go through a third party again.
2.0 MediocreAug 14 2019
Nothing.They could be more upfront about their pricing. I recommend going with someone else that allows unlimited mileage included in their pricing. You may pay more upfront but in the long run you will save. Only having 250 miles per day isn’t worth it considering most people will have to drive beyond that
5.2 OkayMar 6 2019
The vehicle I requested was not available and I had to take an up-charge for a larger vehicle. I was not happy with this, but it was the only option available to me as I was on vacation with 3 other adults depending on me to get them to our destination.
2.0 MediocreDec 23 2018
The ticket counter was closed once I got there and no provisions were made for a rental. Which left me looking for a vehicle at 12:30 in the morning. Fortunately one of your competitors was open and indicated this happens all of the time and was more than happy to better the price offer and upgrade the vehicle. I don’t think I’ll be using this service again.
4.4 OkaySep 14 2018
No cars upon pickupWhen I arrived at the car rental location, there were no cars, even though I had a reservation. I had to wait over an hour past my reservation to pick up my car (and the whole time they told me I should expect to wait even longer). The employees were not understanding about the situation, and upon drop off, they told me I was lucky to even get a car at all.
10.0 ExcellentSep 11 2018
Great. Very helpful.
6.0 GoodAug 1 2018
Had a slow leak in a tire so had to go back multiple times before getting a different car. Took several hours off my trip.
From $109/dayRated #11
National
7.6 Good (2 reviews)
1 location in Albuquerque
National
Locations in Albuquerque
  • 9
  • 9
  • 7
  • 7
  • 6
Recent reviews
5.2 OkaySep 26 2016
Never again!Select vehicle on the lotWhen you book with kayak, National considers you a second-class citizen. They want you to buy their $28-a-day insurance. (Warning about loss of use fees.) They say the Alliance insurance bought through kayak is insufficient. They charge $15 a day to allow your spouse to drive. They upsell, upsell, upsell: class of car, insurance, etc. etc. I won't rent with them again, either directly or through a third-party website. Use Budget!
Show more reviews
From $52/dayRated #12
Ace
7 Good (20 reviews)
1 location in Albuquerque
Ace
Locations in Albuquerque
  • 7.3
  • 7.7
  • 7
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayMay 17 2022
The staff was great but the car was very dirty inside and out
2.0 MediocreApr 26 2022
They closed before I could pick up my rental car and I was never notified. So I had no rental car.
10.0 ExcellentApr 12 2022
Couldn't have been better. Thanks!
8.0 ExcellentMar 6 2022
The wait time to sign in and receive the vehicle was long, despite being 10 minutes early to our reservation. We still waited an additional 20 minutes extra past our reservation time, just to check in. Drop off was great! I feel we could have gotten a better deal for the type of car. Otherwise everything else was wonderful!
6.0 GoodMar 4 2022
Car was not clean - inside had not been vacuumed or wiped which was particularly problematic given Covid. Outside also not washed.
2.0 MediocreFeb 24 2022
They have hidden fees (including $60 charge for additional driver) which they dont inform customers upfront. The battery of our car died and we were left to fix the issue on our own (got a neighbor to jump our car and spent half a day driving it back to Ace for a new car).
2.0 MediocreFeb 19 2022
This woman front desk lied to me. I asked for upgrade she said $10 after I return the rental car and cost me $60. I think they try cost me more
4.0 OkayFeb 14 2022
I reserved a mid-size SUV for a ski trip. We were delayed in getting to the rental area by 3 hours, and they “gave away” my car, and only offered me a crossover sedan or I could “upgrade” to a Nissan Murano, which is most certainly still a mid-size SUV for an extra $30. How does an airport rental not keep cars a few hours beyond the original pickup time?
2.0 MediocreFeb 4 2022
Well I think the ladie treatme very poorly, she make me show proof of Insurance not just the card but proof of full cover insurance and she wanted to see it. At the same time her Co worker was doing a rental to a white woman and he didn't request proof of insurance to her he just ask if she had her own insurance, she answer yes and that was the end of it. So I thought she acted that way because I'm Mexican even though she look Spanish as well. So I didn't know what to think but I didn't feel comfortable with that experience and I may avoid renting from that car company again. Thank you.
10.0 ExcellentJan 22 2022
Super convenient, everything went smooth like butter.
Advance Car And Truck Rental
1 location in Albuquerque
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Locations in Albuquerque
Recent reviews
Eagle Rent A Car
1 location in Albuquerque
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in Albuquerque
Recent reviews
Easirent
1 location in Albuquerque
Easirent
Locations in Albuquerque
Recent reviews
Europcar
1 location in Albuquerque
Europcar
Locations in Albuquerque
Recent reviews
keddy by Europcar
1 location in Albuquerque
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Albuquerque
Recent reviews
From $55/day
Sixt
1 location in Albuquerque
Sixt
Locations in Albuquerque
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in Albuquerque
Sunnycars
Locations in Albuquerque
Recent reviews
1353 travelers who rented a car in Albuquerque gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.6

Car rental locations in or near Albuquerque

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

$68/day

Good deal

$54/day

When to book a rental car in Albuquerque

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in Albuquerque

  • Driving in Albuquerque is the most convenient and effective way of getting to know the city, as all the major interest points are sprawled out. While you may prefer to walk in the Old Town area, a car is a must when exploring the rest of the city. Drive along the iconic Route 66 (or Central Ave), which cuts through the downtown area all the way to the university area. A car is also the perfect option for those looking to explore other destinations outside the city such as the Sandia Peak, which is located in the Sandia Mountains area, less than 20 miles from Albuquerque. New Mexico's capital, Santa Fe, is also a short hour’s ride away from Albuquerque.
  • All the big car rental agencies, including Alamo, Avis, Enterprise, and Hertz, can be found at Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ)'s Car Rental Center. There is a free shuttle bus service between the airport terminal building and the Car Rental Center, with shuttles departing every 5 minutes or so from the lane outside the first level of the terminal building. The shuttle service is handicap accessible.
  • Fender benders happen quite often in Albuquerque, so watch out for reckless drivers. The weather gets pretty rough in the winter, which means you must be extra careful when driving during this season as accidents often happen due to strong winds, snow, or black ice that has formed. The roads are also quite dark at night, so extra caution is required when night driving.
  • Although traffic is manageable in certain parts of the city, roads are all usually fairly busy throughout Albuquerque during peak hours -- so avoid rush hour traffic both in the morning (between 6 and 10 a.m.) and afternoon (between 3 and 7 p.m.). The worst commutes are for drivers heading to Albuquerque/East Albuquerque in the morning, and exiting that area in the afternoon. Traffic heading from the Rio Rancho area to East Albuquerque also tends to get congested during peak hours.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Albuquerque for $54 or less
  • Book your rental car in Albuquerque at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Albuquerque are around 25% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Albuquerque