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Amherst, NYNov 5 — Nov 12
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Amherst car rental information

Pick-up locationAmherst
Car typesCommercial, Compact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Mini, Minivan, Open air all terrain, Passenger Van, Pickup Truck, Premium, Premium SUV, Standard, Standard SUV, Standard station wagon, Supplier Choice
Rental locations5
Popular agenciesEnterprise, Hertz, Dollar, Surprise Agency

Cheap car rentals in Amherst

$47/dayEconomy
$48/dayCompact
$49/dayIntermediate
$74/dayStandard
$50/dayFull-size
$129/dayMinivan
$117/dayFull-size SUV
$63/dayMini
$86/dayPremium
$151/dayPassenger Van
$98/dayLuxury
$76/dayPickup Truck
$156/dayPremium SUV
$74/dayCompact SUV
$80/dayIntermediate SUV
$82/dayStandard SUV
$84/dayOpen air all terrain
$84/daySupplier Choice
$87/dayCommercial
$149/dayStandard station wagon
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Amherst car rental reviews and directory

From $34/dayRated #1
Avis
Cheapest deal
Best rated
10 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Amherst
Avis
Locations in Amherst
3740 Sheridan Drive+1 716 831 8041
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
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  • 10
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentSep 16 2017
Pros: everything
From $39/dayRated #2
Hertz
8.4 Excellent (5 reviews)
1 location in Amherst
Hertz
Locations in Amherst
2753 Niagara Falls Blvd+1 716 691 2659
Monday09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday09:00 - 16:00
Thursday09:00 - 16:00
Friday09:00 - 16:00
  • 8.8
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 7.6
  • 9.2
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentJul 4 2020
Cons: Pickup location no longer works with Hertz. Had to Uber to another location 20 miles away.
10.0 ExcellentAug 2 2017
Pros: The representative Tammy. She was very knowledgeable and a joy to work with.
10.0 ExcellentJun 11 2017
Pros: Had a last minute emergency due to work - Hertz accommodated, thanks. Pickup easy, dropoff even easier.
8.0 ExcellentMar 4 2017
My hertz experiencePros: Attentiont was helpful Rental process was smooth Carl was gassed and ready to goCons: Some questions were not able to be answered Unclear if the bill was paid or not No attendant in place to receive van after I dropped it off
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From $39/dayRated #3
Enterprise
Most popular
8.1 Excellent (8 reviews)
2 locations in Amherst
Enterprise
Locations in Amherst
2915 Niagara Falls Blvd+1 716 691 3284
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
3579 Sheridan Drive+1 716 836 2800
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
  • 8
  • 8.2
  • 8
  • 8.5
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
4.4 OkayAug 15 2020
Cons: The van was not clean inside or outside, It smelled and there was a dirty T-shirt in the back and other things the last renter left. The only reason I didn’t return it the moment we got in, we were headed to a funeral.
5.2 OkayJan 4 2017
Enterprise rentalPros: Lots of extra charges on top of original quote. Extra days rental charge for being an hour late on return. No one at airport to speak with.
10.0 ExcellentOct 4 2016
Pros: Everyone at the Sheridan Ave store in Amherst was super nice, helpful and just a pleasure to work with . Terrance especially went out of his way to put van seats down for me and show me how the vehicle operated !
From $39/dayRated #4
Budget
7.9 Good (8 reviews)
1 location in Amherst
Budget
Locations in Amherst
3740 Sheridan Drive+1 716 831 3280
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
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  • 7.7
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
8.8 ExcellentAug 8 2020
Cons: When I picked the car up I didn’t see that the maintenance required light was on. When I called to ask for help I was transferred to three different people. I was lastly transferred to road side assistance whom I didn’t ask for and was scolded by them for bothering them. I ultimately called my own mechanic at 9 o’clock at night who helped me with the light.
4.0 OkayJul 17 2020
Pros: Got an upgraded version of the car I ordered because none were in stock.Cons: Car they gave me smelled like pot. Also had a noise coming from the wheel which I though was just a bad bearing but I ended up getting a flat after about 100 miles of through way driving. Had to drive 150 miles on a doughnut to find a car to a change it with
9.6 ExcellentMar 11 2019
Pros: Staff was very friendly.Cons: When I called to extend, call went to national center and once there was told to contact local branch for extensions.
10.0 ExcellentAug 17 2017
Pros: Customer service was excellent. Rachel was efficient, helpful, and friendly.Cons: Parking lot was too small for all the activity that this location gets.
23 travelers who rented a car in Amherst gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.3

Car rental locations in or near Amherst

Good to know

Most popular agency

Enterprise

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$49/day

Good deal

$40/day

When to book a rental car in Amherst

Top tips for renting a car in Amherst

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Amherst for $40 or less
  • Book your rental car in Amherst at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Amherst are around 30% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Standard rental cars in Amherst are around 52% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Amherst

  • Some car rental companies in Amherst which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Enterprise, Hertz and Budget

  • On average a rental car in Amherst costs $49 per day.

  • Economy (Chevrolet Spark or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Amherst.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($47/day), Enterprise ($74/day) and Dollar ($149/day).

  • Car rental companies onsite at Buffalo airport include Enterprise, Dollar, Hertz, Budget, Alamo, Avis and National.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Buffalo airport to off-airport locations include Enterprise, Hertz, Budget, Alamo, Avis, and National.

  • In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Hertz 3780 Sheridan Drive 14226 (1 miles from city center).

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

  • A Economy car rental in Amherst costs $38 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Amherst costs $47 per day, on average.

  • A Mini car rental in Amherst costs $76 per day, on average.

  • In Amherst, cars are most frequently rented at Enterprise 3579 Sheridan Drive (1 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Amherst costs $345 per week ($49 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Amherst costs $1,478 per month ($49 per day).

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