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Athens, GA
Mar 15 — Mar 22
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Athens car rental information

Pick-up locationAthens
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Minivan, Premium, Premium SUV, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations7
Airport locations2
Popular agenciesAvis, Hertz

Cheap car rentals in Athens

$33/dayEconomy
$26/dayCompact
$28/dayIntermediate
$33/dayStandard
$30/dayFull-size
$62/dayMinivan
$77/dayFull-size SUV
$43/dayPremium
$97/dayPremium SUV
$42/dayIntermediate SUV
$52/dayStandard SUV
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Athens car rental reviews and directory

From $36/dayRated #1
Enterprise
Most popular
Best rated
8.5 Excellent (23 reviews)
5 locations in Athens
Enterprise
Locations in Athens
3100 Atlanta Hwy+1 706 552 0448
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
3370 Astondale Rd+1 706 769 0255
Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
368 Oak Street+1 706 546 8067
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
420 Banks Crossing Dr+1 706 336 8450
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
4760 Atlanta Highway+1 706 543 0771
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 8.3
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 8.3
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentFeb 5 2021
Pros: Very friendly and helped make out pickup and drop off simple and easy! We also had to extend by one day and that process was effortless. One phone call was all that was required!Cons: Not a thing.
10.0 ExcellentJan 7 2021
Pros: Staff excellentCons: Cost
3.2 MediocreJul 26 2020
Cons: They rented me a car that was dirty and the front sensor was defective I kept getting malfunction warnings and the cruise wouldn’t work Called to check on exchanging and after several phone calls they finally found me another car in another city Added two hours to my already long trip but in the end they did exchange cars for me
10.0 ExcellentApr 9 2019
Pros: Great staff. Fine car. Great way to goCons: N/A
7.2 GoodOct 16 2018
2 locations why????Pros: Nice salespeopleCons: One location has weird hours and was closed when I went to pick up outgoing car. No options to upgrade. Other location said come 15 min before close. Couldn’t guarantee car even tho other location was closed and no cars on lot anyway.
2.0 MediocreJul 14 2018
Terrible experienceCons: Never got to rent the vehicle. Reserved van 2 months ago and was told less than a week before that no vans were available.
2.0 MediocreAug 23 2017
Did not have a car for meCons: Despite the fact i had a reservation & a confirmation number, they did NOT have a car for me. I was left with no rental at all, and enterprise did not help me find another vehicle. When I called corporate enterprise, the rep told me they oversell their cars ( much the same way the airline oversell seats). I barely even got a "sorry" for my inconvenience. Not professional or reliable.
10.0 ExcellentApr 25 2017
FantasticPros: Great service, great vehicle.
10.0 ExcellentMar 16 2017
Great service!Pros: Convenient location. Friendly service. Car was clean. Helped me buy a car.Cons: Everything was good.
10.0 ExcellentMar 9 2017
Wonderful staffPros: The employees were very helpful and nice. Got me in and out in no time!
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From $31/dayRated #2
Budget
Cheapest deal
7.9 Good (13 reviews)
1 location in Athens
Budget
Locations in Athens
1870 West Broad Street+1 706 353 0600
Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
  • 7.2
  • 8.4
  • 7.8
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayFeb 25 2021
Cons: The car was in the worst condition of any rental car I’ve ever had. It was dented, scratched, and dirty. I’m sure this didn’t have anything to do with Kayak, but perhaps Budget. The lot where I picked up it was very disorganized as well. I will not use Budget again unless they are the absolute only option.
10.0 ExcellentMar 24 2020
Pros: staff was great. car worked out great too. much more efficient than my normal car.
7.6 GoodDec 15 2019
Pros: Drop off staff was excellent!Cons: Upon arriving to pick up my vehicle, there were none available and I was told that it was possible I wouldn’t get a car which could have resulted in a disaster for my trip. Luckily enough cars were returned on time for me to get mine.
6.8 GoodDec 31 2018
Good, but...Pros: The car drove and was appointed well.Cons: It reeked horribly of smoke.
6.0 GoodDec 31 2016
Cons: In both locations you were poorly staffed, one person to be exact. We were constantly interrupted by that person having to answer the phone while trying to wait on me. It made picking up and dropping off a real chore! I felt sorry for both employees as it was clearly not THEIR fault.
10.0 ExcellentDec 29 2015
Great Customer ServicePros: Great customer service at the Budget Rental in Athens, GA!
10.0 ExcellentDec 23 2015
Quick, easy, and qualityPros: Loved the service, loved the speed, loved the car-- it influenced my next vehicle purchase.
9.6 ExcellentNov 14 2015
Convenient but rates quoted and rates provided werPros: Fast, easy and convenient. Right in the airport.Cons: The rate quoted at the car rental counter was not he same rate quoted by Kayak. When I told the reservation personnel of the difference, they told me it was additional taxes and fees. I then pulled out the reservation provided through Kayak and showed the representative that my quote included all taxes and fees. She adjusted the rate, but had I not been watching closely, I would have been over charged. Makes me wonder how often they actually overcharge their customers.
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From $41/dayRated #3
Avis
7.2 Good (15 reviews)
1 location in Athens
Avis
Locations in Athens
1870 W Broad St+1 706 543 3904
Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJun 14 2018
Great Customer ServicePros: The agent expedited my drop-off and was friendly. He got me out so quickly I forgot to take my grandson’s car seat out of the car! The agent was super helpful, got the car seat for my daughter and had it ready for her to pick up. He recognized that this car seat was not an Avis standard car seat and had planned to remove it before the car was returned to Atlanta. We appreciated his care for the customer!Cons: Nothing bad. Great experience!
10.0 ExcellentNov 18 2017
Athens GA AvisPros: The man that runs the Athens, GA Avis is absolutely amazing.
2.0 MediocreMar 17 2017
Cons: Couldn't get the car because didn't have a credit card. Just stupid of the company.
10.0 ExcellentOct 18 2016
Pros: Easy drop-off and pick-up. A much better deal than the shuttle option I used on the incoming fllight.
2.0 MediocreOct 14 2016
PatheticPros: See aboveCons: See above
5.2 OkaySep 13 2016
Pros: Car got good mileage.Cons: Car had mechanical issues. Gear transitions were slow. Had to flood the engine frequently to change gear uphill.
10.0 ExcellentAug 12 2016
customer service was greatPros: service with a smile really came with my rental. I would rent from them anytime. my car was clean and ready.
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From $36/dayRated #4
Hertz
7.2 Good (13 reviews)
2 locations in Athens
Hertz
Locations in Athens
1020 Ben Epps Dr.+1 706 543 5984
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
4110 Atlanta Highway+1 706 353 0411
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
  • 7.3
  • 7
  • 7.2
  • 7.2
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJul 21 2020
Cons: I was given the run around during pick up!!!!! Didn’t even get to get the vehicle, because of some discriminatory practices it seems!! I will NEVER attempt to use Hertz again!!!!!
4.0 OkayDec 21 2018
Film actress says No $200 hold on debit cardCons: My dad works for the company and he told me I wouldn’t need to have the $200 hold on my bank account. But they refused to wave the fee. Iv been renting cars for a while with other companies and not had this issue. I’m an actress, comedian and was going to A set. My fiancé and I only have one vehicle. We where trying to make sure he could do what he needed for his job so I could do what I needed for mine. And I wasn’t willing to have $200 held. Although Iv been in the entertainment business my whole life I stepped away for a little while for my other career (Holistic practitioner, Ayurvedic practitioner, life coach, medical massage). Now back Iv been making a strong name for myself in entertainment. Iv been casted in a major film project as well as commercials, modeling gigs and will even be at performing at an award ceremony next year. Iv never had any car rental company charge my card due to damages or whatever. I even asked if they spoke to my dad who works with Hertz, ( hesworked for hertz for 7 years) and got his card for the security. They wouldnt help. Nor suggest a solution. It was ether let them hold my money For unforeseen incidences or figure something else out. So I cancelled my rental and had to cancelthe insurance I purchased just for that one day. You guys need to figure out a better way to rent out vehicles to people who chose not to have a credit card. Maybe another type of insurance that's $30 to cover those types of cases. Something to help people like me who are trust worthy, no credit card, not wanting a $200 hold that won't fall off for 18 days....... And yes it is held for that long. I know cause IV had to do it before. Have a happy holiday and stay blessed. Lauren PS. I won't ever try to use your rentals again nor will I suggest it to my network of people. I just want to rent from you guys cause my dad works there and wanted to stay in the family. But I won't make that mistake again.
2.0 MediocreSep 1 2018
Smoke smellPros: The make and model of the carCons: The car smelled like a joke and wasn't cleaned out properly. There were old rental agreements in the glovebox
7.2 GoodSep 1 2017
Cons: Car had a loud vibration at 52 mph.
6.0 GoodApr 24 2017
Pros: Unlimited mileageCons: Where I have to clean/vacuum the car before turning it in
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Easirent
1 location in Athens
Easirent
Locations in Athens
Athens-Ben Epps Airport
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
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Recent reviews
64 travelers who rented a car in Athens gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.8

Car rental locations in or near Athens

Good to know

Most popular agency

Enterprise

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

$45/day

Good deal

$35/day

When to book a rental car in Athens

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

Top tips for renting a car in Athens

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Athens for $35 or less
  • Book your rental car in Athens at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Athens are around 81% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Standard rental cars in Athens are around 42% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Athens

  • Some car rental companies in Athens 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 Athens costs $45 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($30/day) and Avis ($52/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Avis 1870 W Broad St 30606 (2 miles from city center).

  • The average gas price in Athens is $2.95 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $35 and $47, depending on the car size.

  • Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Athens.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Hartsfield-Jackson airport include Thrifty, Routes Car & Truck Rentals, Dollar, Payless and E-Z Rent-A-Car.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Hartsfield-Jackson airport to off-airport locations include Thrifty, Sixt, Hertz, Alamo, Dollar, Enterprise, Avis, Budget, Advantage, and Payless.

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

  • A Compact car rental in Athens costs $47 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Athens costs $48 per day, on average.

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

  • In Athens, cars are most frequently rented at Avis 1870 W Broad St (2 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Athens costs $318 per week ($45 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Athens costs $1,362 per month ($45 per day).

  • 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!).