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Amherst car rentals from $29/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Amherst with a pick-up date of 8/26 and drop-off date of 8/29. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap car rentals in Amherst

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Mitsubishi Mirage car
Mitsubishi Mirage
or similar SMALL
2
2
2/4
$67/day
Nissan Versa car
Nissan Versa
or similar SMALL
4
2
2/4
$67/day
Toyota Corolla car
Toyota Corolla
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
2/4
$47/day
Chevrolet Malibu car
Chevrolet Malibu
or similar LARGE
5
2
2/4
$72/day
Dodge Grand Caravan car
Dodge Grand Caravan
or similar VAN
5
5
4-5
$48/day
Mercedes-Benz GLK car
Mercedes-Benz GLK
or similar SUV
5
2
4-5
$54/day
Nissan Maxima car
Nissan Maxima
or similar LARGE
5
5
2/4
$77/day
Infiniti Q50 car
Infiniti Q50
or similar LUXURY
5
5
4-5
$58/day
Toyota Tacoma car
Toyota Tacoma
or similar PICKUPTRUCK
5
3
2/4
$53/day
Jaguar F-Pace car
Jaguar F-Pace
or similar SUV
5
5
4-5
$67/day
Kia Sorento car
Kia Sorento
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
$29/day
Hyundai Tucson car
Hyundai Tucson
or similar SUV
4
2
4-5
$43/day
Toyota RAV4 car
Toyota RAV4
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
$49/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Amherst

  • Renting cheap car rentals in Amherst can provide a number of advantages for visitors to the city. One of the biggest benefits is the flexibility and freedom that a car can offer, allowing travelers to explore the surrounding area at their own pace and on their own schedule. For example, the nearby Mount Holyoke Range State Park features over 30 miles of trails for hiking and nature walks, and is only a short drive from Amherst. Other popular spots like Puffer's Pond and the Norwottuck Rail Trail are also best visited by Amherst car rentals, as they are located a few miles outside the city center.
  • Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) is approximately 93 miles from Amherst. The rental car offices are located in the consolidated rental car center, which is accessible via a free shuttle bus from any terminal. The shuttle runs 24/7, every 5-6 minutes. Manchester Airport (MHT) is approximately 62 miles from Amherst. The rental car offices are located in the rental car center, which is accessible via a free shuttle bus from the terminal. The shuttle runs 24/7, every 5-10 minutes. Worcester Airport (ORH)  is approximately 45 miles from Amherst. The rental car offices are located in the terminal, so there is no need for a shuttle.
  • Driving cheap car rentals in Amherst can be a pleasant experience as the people are generally calm and relaxed on the roads. However, there are a few things to keep in mind while driving Amherst car rentals in the city. Firstly, Amherst is a college town, so traffic can get heavier during the academic year. The roads near the University of Massachusetts Amherst can get congested so plan accordingly. Secondly, Amherst is quite bike-friendly, so bicyclists are a common sight on the roads. It is mandatory to give bicyclists a 3-foot clearance in Massachusetts.
  • Amherst being a small town doesn't have any significant traffic issues. However, during peak hours, such as rush hour or school hours, drivers around town may experience some traffic congestion. Roads such as Route 9, University Drive, and Northampton Road may be more affected during these hours, including weekdays from around 7:00 am to 9:00 am and 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Additionally, some back roads might have muddy or worn-out conditions during rainy or wet seasons, making them hard for Amherst car rentals to navigate. Therefore, it is critical to be cautious when driving cheap car rentals in Amherst during the rainy season these conditions.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Amherst for $46 or less
  • Book your rental car in Amherst at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Premium rental cars in Amherst are around 73% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Amherst

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

    On average a rental car in Amherst costs $58 per day. But prices differ between operators and you can save money through a price comparison of car rental deals from different agencies. The cheapest price for a car rental in Amherst found in the last 2 weeks is $37.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Amherst?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Enterprise Rent-A-Car ($67/day).

  • How much is gas price in Amherst?

    The average gas price in Amherst is $3.82 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $46 and $61, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Amherst?

    Premium (Buick Regal or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Amherst.

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

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

  • How much does a Premium car rental cost in Amherst?

    A Premium car rental in Amherst costs $41 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Amherst?

    A Standard car rental in Amherst costs $53 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Amherst?

    An Intermediate car rental in Amherst costs $54 per day, on average.

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

    On average a rental car in Amherst costs $406 per week ($58 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Amherst costs $1,739 per month ($58 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Amherst?

    Most car rental providers in Amherst offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Amherst, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.

  • How many car agencies are operating in Amherst?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 1 car rental agencies in Amherst.

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Amherst?

    Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).

  • Why should I use KAYAK to rent a car in Amherst?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Amherst so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving car rentals in Amherst?

    When choosing Amherst car rentals, it is recommended to rent a car that is suitable for the winter season. Therefore, a 4-wheel drive or all-wheel drive car is the best type of vehicle to navigate through snow, ice, and slippery conditions. A midsize SUV is larger than a sedan, making it easier to handle in snowy and icy conditions since it offers extra grip and stability. This type of car is also high enough off the ground, which decreases the chances of getting stuck in snow or other weather-related terrains.

  • What’s the speed limit when driving a car rental in Amherst?

    The speed limit in Amherst, MA varies depending on the road type and zone. In residential areas, the speed limit is typically 25 mph, unless otherwise posted. In commercial areas, school zones, and areas with heavy pedestrian traffic, the speed limit is usually 20 mph. On major roads such as Route 9, the speed limit is 40 mph, while on highways such as I-91, the speed limit is 65 mph.

  • Where are the best places to park a car rental in Amherst?

    There are several free parking areas in Amherst, such as the parking lots near the municipal building and the public library. However, these spots tend to fill up quickly, especially during peak times. Paid parking is available in other areas of the city, such as downtown and the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus. In the downtown area, there are several metered parking spots that typically charge by the hour and have a two-hour limit during the day. There are also several parking garages for your Amherst car rental that offer hourly or daily rates, such as the Boltwood Garage and the Spring Street Parking Garage.

Amherst car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

10.0

Wonderful

6 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

7 locations in Amherst

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Locations in Amherst

1045 Boston Road

+1 413 783 8900

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

136 River St

+1 413 774 5092

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

1615 Northampton St

+1 413 466 3243

Opening times not available

185 Holdsworth Way

+1 413 577 7368

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

213 College St

+1 413 259 1188

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

24 N King St

+1 413 586 5177

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

70 Fuller Rd

+1 413 592 6200

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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7.6 Good

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was ready and it worked out great for the road trip we had planned

Cons:

Less expensive

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Nothing Loved it Perfect for my family Will always ask for this when need another rental

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Great experience.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2022

KAYAK
Great place to rent from

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Great experience. Great customer service and everything went well with the vehicle.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Eric was extremely helpful and friendly!

1 out of 2

Hertz

6.7

Okay

No reviews available

Cheapest deal
Most popular

One location in Amherst

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Locations in Amherst

650 New Ludlow Road

+1 413 539 5893

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00

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8.0 Very good

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Got a bigger vehicle than reserved

Cons:

Got a big vehicle

8.0 Very good

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy pick up and drop off. Car was clean and in good repair. Booked through internet and price quoted was price I was charged. For the price I would use these guys again.

Cons:

All in all staff were very decent. Don’t have anything negative to say.

6.8 Okay

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was fine.

Cons:

I had to wait an hour at the pick up office because the only staffer could not make her computer process my contract nor print it out. She called everyone looking for help and finally her top boss emailed the contract to her and she printed it out. When I brought the car back, they had no plan ho

1 out of 0

Avis

No score available yet

One location in Amherst

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2161 Riverdale Street

+1 413 746 8293

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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7.6 Good

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice friendly staff. How fast it was to rent the car

Cons:

The details about the pricing.

1 out of 1

Budget

No score available yet

One location in Amherst

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2161 Riverdale Street

+1 413 733 5846

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

One of the best experiences I've ever had with a Rental Car Company. The staff is the best I've ever met! Really impressed with them!!!

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2023

KAYAK
Excellent! From pick-up to drop-off, from cleanliness to customer service, this was our best rental car experience. Thank you Budget at West Springfield, especially Matt.

8.0 Very good

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The rental agents at the West Springfield office were great and provided incredible service.

Cons:

There was nothing wrong. The car was somewhat dirty inside and there were scratches on the outside of the car. But the agent that helped me was great and had everything filled out before I picked up the vehicle.

1 out of 1

10 travelers who rented a car in Amherst gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.7

Car rental locations in or near Amherst

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Premium

Average price

$58/day

Good deal

$46/day

When to book a rental car in Amherst

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