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Asheville, NC
Jun 17 — Jun 24
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Asheville car rental information

Pick-up locationAsheville
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Minivan, Pickup truck, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations10
Airport locations3
Popular agenciesHertz, Avis, Enterprise

Cheap car rentals in Asheville

$24/dayEconomy
$26/dayCompact
$27/dayIntermediate
$29/dayStandard
$30/dayFull-size
$56/dayMinivan
$50/dayPremium
$97/dayPickup truck
$42/dayIntermediate SUV
$42/dayCompact SUV
$63/dayStandard SUV
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Asheville car rental reviews and directory

From $44/dayRated #1
Hertz
Most popular
Best rated
7.7 Good (42 reviews)
2 locations in Asheville
Hertz
Locations in Asheville
61 Terminal Drive Ste 15+1 828 684 6455
Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday07:00 - 23:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:00
891j Patton Avenue+1 828 225 1828
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
  • 7.3
  • 7.4
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentMay 13 2021
Pros: VERY friendly staff. Vehicle upgrade was excellent.Cons: Way too expensive.
2.0 MediocreMay 9 2021
Pros: Staff in Asheville was terrible. They ended up giving us the wrong car and we only found it out when we dropped it off in Jacksonville. Staff in Jacksonville as almost as bad. The car was also not cleaned before. Someone's old coke can was left in the car.Cons: Whatever you do, make sure you get a PAPER contract when you pick up your car. They said we didn't need one in Asheville and they just emailed it to us, but once we got to Jacksonville, Hertz acted like we should have had one and they treated us as if we were the problem with it not being there.
10.0 ExcellentDec 25 2020
Pros: Could not have been easier all the way around from staff at the counter to the car itself.Cons: Not a thing.
10.0 ExcellentNov 10 2020
Pros: Staff. Car.
2.0 MediocreOct 13 2020
Pros: They had over booked by 35 cars and we were stranded at a small airport with no rental car. They did not help in any way.Cons: Had a car for us. I'm very disappointed.
4.8 OkayOct 4 2020
Pros: Got there and line was 20 people deep and people in front of me had been there for 90 minutes. One person at counter. left after an hour without a car.Cons: more people at desk, don’t overextend reservations
4.0 OkayJul 27 2020
Pros: NothingCons: Bill totally wrong. Never closed out. Got email qith wrong contract and amount. Never called me back. Never answered phone at Asheville airport. No wonder you are bankrupt!!
2.0 MediocreNov 15 2019
Pros: Every step of this process was horrible. Rude, disorganized associates at pick up. The car was still dirty when I got into it and all the tire pressures were dangerously low. The drop off location wasn't operational and it took over an hour to get someone on the phone who could tell me how to return the car. 2 days later I'm still trying to close out my reservation with them. I will never rent with Hertz again.Cons: Absolutely everything. Horrible experience, will never use Hertz again.
9.2 ExcellentNov 5 2019
Pros: Staff was great. Understaffed though! Long line to get car! Took 45 min.Cons: More help at counter
10.0 ExcellentSep 17 2019
Pros: great experience
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From $41/dayRated #2
Budget
Cheapest deal
7.4 Good (30 reviews)
1 location in Asheville
Budget
Locations in Asheville
3 South Tunnel Road+1 828 299 4191
Monday08:30 - 18:00
Tuesday08:30 - 18:00
Wednesday08:30 - 18:00
Thursday08:30 - 18:00
Friday08:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
  • 7.6
  • 7.8
  • 7.3
  • 7.2
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMar 19 2021
Pros: Friendly and professional staffCons: Additional staff. Had to wait 45 min for car during pickup
6.8 GoodSep 29 2020
Cons: The car smelled like cigarettes
5.6 OkayJul 2 2019
Cons: Price
5.6 OkayJun 21 2019
Pros: The employee at the airport was able to switch my reservation around so I could get a car from the airportCons: It was not clear from my reservation that the pickup location was not the airport and what time I would need to be there by to get the car.
6.0 GoodJul 15 2018
Drop-off was closed?Cons: The Budget store that I was suppose to drop the car off at was closed.
10.0 ExcellentJul 11 2018
Great customer service at pick-up!Pros: The counter representative in Asheville was outstanding and we were very happy with our car!
3.6 MediocreDec 31 2016
Car was located at off-site rental location, not aCons: The car I reserved was located 22 miles away off airport location. Internet booking did not indicate this at all. Agent at airport had me pay higher rate for a one day rental then gave incorrect information regarding swapping out the cars the next day. Paid twice as much for a smaller car and endured the hassle of dealing with the whole mix-up while on vacation. Budget just lost another customer.
2.0 MediocreOct 15 2016
Pros: They did not have a car.Cons: They did not have a car.
7.6 GoodOct 11 2016
EasyPros: Easy and quickCons: WOuldn't have wanted to stay long-- smells like tires!!
4.8 OkayJul 20 2016
"Reservation" does not mean that Budget will actuaCons: I went to pick up my mid-sized SUV to find out that Budget did not have it and wouldn't have it. They indicated that they were not responsible for this error as someone else who was supposed to return the vehicle extended and they have no control over that. They offered a "full sized" car or 4-door pick up instead - for a higher cost (of course because they were more expensive options). Seems like if they don't have the car they promised, they should make it right without additional expense. I did agree to the sedan they offered (what choice did I have?) and then compared their list of scratches to what was really on the car. Many more on the car than what they reported, including ding in windshield and tape residue all over the inside of the windshield, which I had to scrape off with a razor so that I could see clearly on my trip. The car was dirty - food in the seat and smeared on the back of the front seat. I will pass on Budget as an option in the future.
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From $49/dayRated #3
Enterprise
7.2 Good (45 reviews)
4 locations in Asheville
Enterprise
Locations in Asheville
168 Smokey Park Hwy+1 828 665 2389
Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:00
Thursday08:00 - 13:00
Friday08:00 - 13:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
26 Tunnel Rd+1 828 333 9823
Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:00
Thursday08:00 - 13:00
Friday08:00 - 13:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
579 Tunnel Rd+1 828 298 6914
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
954 Patton Ave+1 828 255 0236
Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:00
Thursday08:00 - 13:00
Friday08:00 - 13:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
  • 7.1
  • 7.6
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJun 8 2021
Pros: That they called me to tell me there’s no carsCons: Have more vehicles available
2.0 MediocreApr 21 2021
Cons: The car was not clean. Especially in these times that is very disappointing. We believed we were renting a vehicle from the airport location not the TUNNEL RD location 30 minutes away. This was a total pain. The taxi to the location cost us $45 dollars. We literally begged them to change our drop off location. We made no less then 5 phones, tried to speak with a manager to change our drop off location and all we were told was NO- GET AN UBER. We were left with no options, we TRIED to get an UBER and the Asheville Uber did not show up at 5:00 am as we suspected we wouldn't. We drove an unnecessary hour in the car prior to driving to the actual airport Enterprise location and leaving the car there. We new we were going to have a problem and the staff simply did not care.
10.0 ExcellentMar 28 2021
Pros: Friendly staff.
8.0 ExcellentJan 2 2021
Pros: The staff at this location is greatCons: The selection of vehicles and the cleanliness of the vehicle
2.0 MediocreJan 2 2021
Pros: Car wasn’t available
10.0 ExcellentDec 19 2020
Pros: Absolutely wonderful people to deal with. The are knowledgeable and share that information. They will help well above and beyond other rental place I have dealt with. This crew is excellent.
10.0 ExcellentNov 3 2020
Pros: Super friendly and engaged staff-- the best place to rent from in Asheville!
8.8 ExcellentOct 6 2020
Pros: Staff was friendly and helpful. Pick up and drop off were easy.
2.0 MediocreSep 28 2020
Cons: I made a reservation on line. When I arrived at the Asheville airport later that evening no cars were available. The clerk explained that although I made a reservation, the system doesn’t recognize that as a regional airport, whether or not a car is actually available. What?
2.0 MediocreAug 16 2020
Cons: did not get to rent the cqr because they insist on a credit card instead of a debit card or cash
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From $42/dayRated #4
Thrifty
6.6 Good (95 reviews)
1 location in Asheville
Thrifty
Locations in Asheville
61 Terminal Drive+1 828 687 2513
Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday07:00 - 23:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:00
  • 6.5
  • 7
  • 6.5
  • 6.1
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 16 2021
Cons: Everything went smoothly
2.0 MediocreMar 1 2021
Pros: The staff at the airport was uncooperative and when I asked if I could change the drop off location the person at the counter made a point to be short and was not helpful. I also asked about adding another driver and he seemed annoyed at my questions. Because of this I canceled my reservation and booked at the counter next door. He told me that I would still be charged for the day if I switched in a manner that was intended to scare me than in making any effort to be helpful. but once I made the other reservation he was able to refund my money.Cons: Better customer service at the counter.
10.0 ExcellentJan 3 2021
Cons: Experience was great.
2.0 MediocreSep 9 2020
Pros: Nothing.Cons: They could have had a car. Some car. They did not. There were no cans or Uber's. So I was stranded at the airport. Thanks thrifty! Go fu k yourselves
8.0 ExcellentAug 11 2020
Pros: Staff was great! Second time we have rented from the same location. Got the managers special which at first was a shock...not a car but a truck!! That was the only vehicle they had available. I use a cane and had to step on my suitcase to get into the vehicle. Ended up being a very comfortable ride and so easy to drive. It ended up being a great ride with grand kids too!
2.0 MediocreJul 24 2020
Cons: Car was filthy and stinky - still had trash from prior renter. Ugh. Tire needed air.
3.6 MediocreJun 19 2020
Pros: The staff was pleasant at pick up. Although I did not get the car I expected, I was thankful I got a car because other travelers who reserved a car ahead of time were told, there were no cars left????Cons: I chose to reserve a car that was listed as managers special, and was under the impression that I would get at least a intermediate size car, I got I dirty Ford Focus, looked like it had not been sanitized and the carpet was dirty under the seats, center console was dirty, but since the counter agent was saying that was all they had available, unless I wanted to pay more - what recourse did I have?
10.0 ExcellentNov 30 2019
Pros: so easy to pick up and return at this airport location. love asheville!
6.0 GoodNov 17 2019
Pros: Pickup and drop off easy. Price was good.Cons: Inside windshield was dirty and made it VERY hard to see when it fogged up.
2.8 MediocreOct 21 2019
Pros: Nothing. They ran out of cars - after I waited on line for an hour.Cons: After waiting for an hour in the line to get my car, the attendant said they were all out of cars. I spent a $100.00 on Uber each way.
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From $51/dayRated #5
Avis
5.7 Okay (11 reviews)
1 location in Asheville
Avis
Locations in Asheville
3 South Tunnel Road+1 828 299 3644
Monday08:30 - 18:00
Tuesday08:30 - 18:00
Wednesday08:30 - 18:00
Thursday08:30 - 18:00
Friday08:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
  • 5.6
  • 6
  • 5.8
  • 5.2
  • 5.6
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodJan 27 2021
Pros: Not much, honestly. I specifically rented a small car and was given a larger SUV that I didn't really want to drive. See below. The dropoff in Chesapeake was fine. The rental price was much better than what competitors quoted me.Cons: Just about everything. The vehicle was in need of alignment so driving it was a challenge. And despite being told there was half a tank of gas, it was barely 1/4 of a tank. The pickup took forever because there was only one employee and the Asheville location was quite busy. And people pick specific cars during rental for a reason. I was supposed to get a Corolla or similar. Instead I got this EcoSport SUV that was bigger than I wanted, and wasn't really in great shape. Beyond that, the dropoff location is really hard to find. It's in an area with lots of other businesses and there's no sign that's visible from the road. If you happen to turn into the right place, there's a very small sign next to the front door that says "AVIS/Budget Group" but otherwise the building looks like a white house next to a Verizon store.
4.0 OkayDec 29 2020
Cons: The car was absolutely filthy and most of the staff were rude, even on the phone trying to figure out where in the mall they're located. They didn't give me a printout with my total when I picked up the car and it wasn't emailed to me, turns out they overcharged me.
2.0 MediocreSep 27 2020
Pros: Drop off was easy, convenient location in airport.Cons: The car was not ready at the specified time. When it was 1 hour later at the closing time of the Avis branch, it had not been cleaned or vacuumed and smelled like marijuana smoke. Unacceptable during a pandemic.
6.0 GoodSep 7 2020
Cons: Went to pick up my vehicle at scheduled time and there were no cars available . Also asked for a car and they put me into an suv and charged me for it
5.6 OkayJun 1 2019
Pros: Drop-off staff was helpfulCons: Car smelled like smoke. Pick-up was slow and sales rep was distracted. Expensive for what we got
2.0 MediocreJan 6 2017
Wrong CarPros: I did not receive the SUV that I rented online.
10.0 ExcellentJul 24 2016
Trustable 100%Pros: Excellent everything!!Cons: Took a little time the pick up
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Sunnycars
1 location in Asheville
Sunnycars
Locations in Asheville
61 Terminal Drive
Recent reviews
223 travelers who rented a car in Asheville gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.0

Car rental locations in or near Asheville

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$59/day

Good deal

$46/day

When to book a rental car in Asheville

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

Top tips for renting a car in Asheville

  • Asheville has plenty to offer, from a vibrant arts scene to historical buildings, and, of course, the Blue Ridge Mountains, which are a 1-hour drive from the center. Don’t miss out on any of Asheville’s attractions and rent a car to get the most out of your visit. Many of the outer attractions, including the Blue Ridge Mountains, are not available with public transport and a car will give you the most flexibility to explore the city and surroundings in your own time.
  • Asheville Regional Airport features five on-site car rental companies which offer vehicles for all tastes. Follow the signs out of the terminal to their service desks and pick up a car to be in Asheville center in less than half an hour via the I-26 W. The transfer will take almost an hour with public transport, so the most convenient way to start your time is with a rental car directly from the airport. If arriving by train or bus, there are also car rental locations in the city -- for instance, in Tunnel Road or Patton Avenue.
  • Asheville has wonderfully breathtaking scenic routes; however, these routes are also very steep in some places and it is important to shift to a lower gear instead of breaking down on your way. If braking too much, the brakes can overheat and, in the worst case scenario, stop working altogether. Drive slowly through the winding roads in and around Asheville as well, especially in winter, with snow and ice possibly on the streets. Ensure the rental car has winter tires, make sure to adjust your speed, and have some extra snacks and thermos flasks ready in the car in case you get stuck.
  • The I-240 goes right through the heart of Asheville and the I-40 is a major route connecting many places, so these roads can be congested when commuters come into Asheville in the morning between around 7-9am and leave the city between 5-8pm. If going west, the US-23 can be an alternate route, depending on your ultimate goal.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Asheville for $46 or less
  • Book your rental car in Asheville at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Asheville are around 59% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Asheville

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

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

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($30/day), Enterprise ($50/day) and Avis ($63/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Hertz 891j Patton Avenue 28814 (2 miles from city center).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Asheville are Hertz (7.7, 66 reviews), Enterprise (7.4, 79 reviews), and Dollar (6.8, 52 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Asheville is $3.36 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $40 and $54, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Asheville.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Asheville Regional airport include Hertz and Thrifty.

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

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

  • A Economy car rental in Asheville costs $61 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Asheville costs $58 per day, on average.

  • A Supplier choice car rental in Asheville costs $49 per day, on average.

  • In Asheville, cars are most frequently rented at Budget 3 South Tunnel Road (2 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Asheville costs $413 per week ($59 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Asheville costs $1,770 per month ($59 per day).

  • If you’re planning to venture out into the mountains, it is recommended to opt for a 4-wheel-drive car, as there are gravel roads that will require additional road grip. A 4-wheel-drive car is also a good choice for winter driving conditions and is a real all-rounder for the area.

  • It is important to always adapt speed to the prevailing weather and road conditions, but general regulations allow 25 mph in residential areas and only 10 mph around schools or pedestrian areas. Up to 55 mph is permitted on rural roads, and 55-60 mph on most freeways. Keep an eye out for signs that indicate speed limits.

  • The average gas price in Asheville lies at $2.55 per gallon, but gas stations like Sam’s Club or Hot Spot can offer rates as low as $2.35, so look out for those. When venturing out of the city, into the forest, and up through mountainous areas, make sure to refill the tank beforehand, as gas stations are scarce up there.

  • On-street parking is metered in Asheville and costs around $1.50 per hour, but check the sign for details. On Sundays and public holidays, on-street parking is free. There are also parking garages to consider, such as the Civic Center Garage with its daily maximum of about $10, the Wall Street Garage, or the Rankin Avenue Garage.

  • 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!).