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Amherst, NY
Dec 8 — Dec 15
Same drop-off
Amherst, NY
Wed 12/8
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Wed 12/15
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Amherst car rental information

Pick-up locationAmherst
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Minivan, Pickup truck, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations5
Popular agenciesAvis, Budget, Hertz

Cheap car rentals in Amherst

Economy$45/day
Compact$45/day
Intermediate$50/day
Standard$54/day
Full-size$51/day
Minivan$62/day
Full-size SUV$71/day
Pickup truck$51/day
Intermediate SUV$56/day
Standard SUV$66/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Amherst car rental reviews and directory

From $39/dayRated #1
Hertz
Best rated
6.8 Good (33 reviews)
2 locations in Amherst
Hertz
Locations in Amherst
  • 7
  • 7.2
  • 6.6
  • 6.5
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
1.9 HorribleAug 22 2021
They charged me unnecessary fees I’ am in rage about this
10.0 ExcellentMay 4 2021
great.Seamless.
3.6 MediocreOct 26 2020
Pickup and drop off went fine.The seats were awful. The reason I rented the Full Size SUV was to have a better seat for a long drive The KIA Sorrento did not have ant adjustments fo the seat angle or lumbar and were like sitting in a wood chair.
8.0 ExcellentJul 4 2020
Pickup location no longer works with Hertz. Had to Uber to another location 20 miles away.
8.8 ExcellentSep 17 2018
An overall good experiencePick-up of the vehicle was very easy. Also, drop off on Sunday(closed) was also easy via the on-site drop box. The car was also clean.Shortly after leaving this location(after location had closed) it became very apparent that one of the tires on the vehicle had a very slow leak which was a nagging issue throughout the entire trip. The tire pressure was lower than the rest upon pick-up but I did not expect that it was actually leaking, simply under filled.
10.0 ExcellentAug 9 2018
Great PriceThis was a great car for a much lower price than the airport. For the price of a ride share we saved almost $800.
3.6 MediocreJul 23 2018
Poor serviceThe drop off location was closed. They had told me there was a key drop off but did not tell me it was next door. They tried to charge me $409 to drop off at airport. Then $70 for lick out charge if I left Key on car. This morning I received an extra $70 charge not sure why. Poor service felt like they were unsupportive and would not take responsibility for their error and were happy to set me up to charge extra. I will be sure to tell everyone of this poor experience.
2.0 MediocreJul 8 2018
Wasn't told that the car wasn't at the airport.
7.2 GoodJun 18 2018
This is only Monday, Dropped car of yesterday. Car did great.
2.0 MediocreMay 16 2018
Car was not reserved at the Airport location. Website is not clear where the location of the car is. Airport was out of cars, so we took an Uber. Hertz will not refund any of the rental price. Will not use Kayak again.
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From $34/dayRated #2
Avis
Cheapest deal
10 Excellent (3 reviews)
1 location in Amherst
Avis
Locations in Amherst
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentAug 20 2021
Liked the Kia nice little car and it was full of fuel. Several cars I’ve rented lately have been near empty so that was a nice change. Staff friendly and checked my car in right at closing and the lady went out of her way to check me in. Great service couldn’t be happier with this rental.
10.0 ExcellentSep 16 2017
everything
From $39/dayRated #3
Budget
7.9 Good (8 reviews)
1 location in Amherst
Budget
Locations in Amherst
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 7.5
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
8.8 ExcellentAug 8 2020
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
Got an upgraded version of the car I ordered because none were in stock.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
Staff was very friendly.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
Customer service was excellent. Rachel was efficient, helpful, and friendly.Parking lot was too small for all the activity that this location gets.
From $39/dayRated #4
Enterprise
Most popular
7.8 Good (15 reviews)
6 locations in Amherst
Enterprise
Locations in Amherst
  • 7.7
  • 8
  • 7.8
  • 8.1
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
4.4 OkayAug 15 2020
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.
10.0 ExcellentMar 19 2017
The workers were very friendly and helpful. We were able to upgrade with no problems. Car was clean and had no problems.Location on google maps is incorrect for this location. It showed up as the the airport location. This should be addressed to alleviate confusion.
6.0 GoodJan 7 2017
Not greatThe car functioned just fine.Tank was totally, completely empty when I received the car, seats were stained, and there was a dent in the side. When we returned the car, despite it being mid-day, there was no attendant in the garage, so we just had to go inside to drop the keys and go on faith that they'd remember all those problems and not charge us for them.
5.2 OkayJan 4 2017
Enterprise rentalLots 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.
2.0 MediocreJan 2 2017
Agent attitude .
10.0 ExcellentOct 4 2016
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 !
10.0 ExcellentSep 22 2016
Enterprise is awesome!I loved the Chevy Tahoe. Thanks for the perfect upgrade.Nothing's no not to like. Everything was cool.
Easirent
1 location in Amherst
Easirent
Locations in Amherst
Recent reviews
59 travelers who rented a car in Amherst gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.4

Car rental locations in or near Amherst

Good to know

Most popular agency

Enterprise

Most popular car type

Full-size

Average price

$49/day

Good deal

$40/day

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