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Bowling Green car rentals from $37/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 Bowling Green with a pick-up date of 3/29 and drop-off date of 4/7. 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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Bowling Green car rental information

Pick-up locationBowling Green
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Minivan, Pickup truck, Premium, Premium SUV, Standard SUV
Rental locations7
Airport locations0
Popular agenciesTuro, Hertz

Cheap car rentals in Bowling Green

Economy$43/day
Compact$37/day
Intermediate$38/day
Minivan$53/day
Full-size SUV$42/day
Premium$45/day
Luxury$52/day
Pickup truck$39/day
Premium SUV$83/day
Intermediate SUV$40/day
Standard SUV$50/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Bowling Green

  • In a picturesque rural town such as Bowling Green, Kentucky, a rental car is a great way to get around. It can take you through the city streets to the historic Rail Park and Train Museum, the National Corvette Museum, or the Lost River Cave. Car rentals in Bowling Green can also take you beyond the city limits, to Barren River Lake and all of its recreation areas or to Nashville to the south, Louisville to the north, or Lexington to the northeast. Car rentals in Bowling Green are is a great way to see the southwestern corner of the Bluegrass State.
  • It is recommended that you familiarize yourself with the major roads in Bowling Green to reduce nervousness while on the road. There are several important roads and highways that make up the transportation infrastructure of Bowling Green, KY. These include Interstate 65 which is a major highway that runs through the city and connects Bowling Green to Louisville to the north and Nashville to the south and US Route 31W, also known locally as "Broadway," this is a major north-south road that runs through downtown Bowling Green.
  • If you are flying to Kentucky and thinking about booking car rentals in Bowling Green, you'll be happy to know that the Nashville International Airport (BNA) is the closest airport to Bowling Green where you can rent a car. The drive from BNA to Bowling Green is approximately 1h 15 min. When you deplane at BNA, you will find the rental car counters in baggage claim, just past carousel 10. Once you are ready to collect your car, exit the main terminal on level 1 and cross the street to terminal garage 1, where you will follow the signs to rental cars. You will end up in the Consolidated Rental Car Facility, right next to terminal garage 1. Some rental car companies available at BNA include Advantage, Budget, Enterprise, Payless, and many more.
  • If you're looking for great road trips with more fantastic sights while driving cheap car rentals in Bowling Green, there are several options to consider from Bowling Green. The Great River Road, for example, is a scenic drive that follows the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico, passing through 10 states along the way. The route takes travelers through both historic and picturesque towns and offers stunning views of the river and surrounding scenery. Another great option is the Pacific Coast Highway. This iconic drive takes travelers along the California coast and you'll encounter breathtaking ocean views, charming coastal towns, and a variety of scenic state parks along the way.
  • When you are driving car rentals in Bowling Green, you will experience the narrow, quiet roads of the city, and the even narrower roads meandering through the countryside. Downtown Bowling Green has a number of walking tours, so drive carefully to avoid heavily pedestrian areas. As you get further out of the city, roads often do not have lines painted on them, so be sure to stay on your side of the road and use caution when a vehicle is approaching from the opposite direction.
  • Kentucky booster seat law requires children to be in a rear-facing infant seat in the back seat from birth to at least one year old and at least 20lbs, and then in a forward-facing toddler seat in the back seat from age of 3. Additionally, any child under 40in tall must be in a child and/or infant seat. HB 315 requires booster seats to be used in all moving cheap car rentals in Bowling Green. It's important to follow these rules to ensure the safety of children while traveling in vehicles.
  • Bowling Green car rentals are, unfortunately, not immune to the severe weather you might encounter in this part of Kentucky. Beware of severe weather in the spring months, such as March, April, and May. April, especially, is the month for a lot of tornadoes. If you encounter a tornado in your Bowling Green car rentals, do not try to out-drive it. Instead, pull over, crouch down so that you are below the windows, cover your head with your hands or a blanket if one is available, and make sure to keep your seat belt on.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Bowling Green for $49 or less
  • Book your rental car in Bowling Green at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Bowling Green are around -48% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Bowling Green

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

    On average a rental car in Bowling Green costs $63 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 Bowling Green found in the last 2 weeks is $34.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Bowling Green?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($43/day).

  • How much is gas price in Bowling Green?

    The average gas price in Bowling Green is $3.48 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $42 and $56, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Bowling Green?

    Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Bowling Green.

  • Which car rental companies are at Nashville Intl airport (BNA)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Nashville Intl airport include Hertz, Sixt, Budget, Dollar, Thrifty, Alamo, Avis, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, E-Z Rent-A-Car and National.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Nashville Intl airport (BNA)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Nashville Intl airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, Budget, Dollar, Thrifty, Alamo, Avis, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, E-Z Rent-A-Car, National, and Payless.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Bowling Green?

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

  • How much does a Mini car rental cost in Bowling Green?

    A Mini car rental in Bowling Green costs $101 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Special car rental cost in Bowling Green?

    A Special car rental in Bowling Green costs $50 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Full Size car rental cost in Bowling Green?

    A Full Size car rental in Bowling Green costs $33 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular rental car location in Bowling Green?

    In Bowling Green, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 2516 Scottsville Road (3 miles from city center).

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

    On average a rental car in Bowling Green costs $439 per week ($63 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Bowling Green costs $1,883 per month ($63 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Bowling Green?

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

  • How many car agencies are operating in Bowling Green?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 4 car rental agencies in Bowling Green.

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

    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 Bowling Green?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Bowling Green 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 in Bowling Green?

    If you are going to be staying in the quaint, charming city limits of Bowling Green, an economical sedan is your best choice, such as a compact or economy car, or perhaps an intermediate sedan. If you will be traveling to the recreational areas outside Bowling Green, such as Mammoth Cave or all of the recreational areas around Nolin Lake, an SUV or pickup truck might be your best bet for car rentals in Bowling Green, so you can have ample room for your sporting equipment and adventure gear. No matter what your agenda is, Bowling Green car rentals should have what you want.

  • What is the age limit to rent a car in Bowling Green?

    Renters in Bowling Green must be at least 21 years old to rent Bowling Green car rentals. Some rental companies, however, necessitate drivers to be 25 years old or older. In addition, additional drivers may also be required to meet certain age requirements, or they will incur extra fees.

  • What’s the speed limit in Bowling Green?

    According to the Bowling Green code of ordinances, there is a blanket speed ordinance in Bowling Green. This means that every residential street within the limits of Bowling Green has a speed limit of 25 mph unless otherwise posted. There should be signs posted by the city whenever the speed limit increases or decreases. When in doubt on the residential streets of Bowling Green, stick to 25 mph so that you do not receive a ticket.

  • Where can I charge my electric car in Bowling Green?

    There are several public charging stations available for charging electric Bowling Green car rentals. The station locations are Meijer, Western Kentucky University, Signature Transportation Services, Vette City Motorcycle & Music Fest, and Dollar General. Additionally, Bowling Green State University has electric vehicle charging stations available on campus for students, staff, and guests in the university area.

  • Where are the best places to park in Bowling Green?

    When street parking, park according to the signs posted. Many parking lots throughout Bowling Green have one or two hours of free parking before you are charged. Free parking places available in downtown Bowling Green include some on street parking, the parking lot at State Street and Spring Alley, and the parking garage at the corner of College Street.

Bowling Green car rental reviews and directory

Budget

10.0

Wonderful

10 reviews
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Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Bowling Green

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Locations in Bowling Green

1755 Scottsville Road

+1 270 796 6624

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
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8.4 Very good

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The agent in Bowling Green was so friendly and helpful, he made everything so seamless and easy.

9.2 Wonderful

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly service, good location and reasonably priced

Cons:

Car smelled like smoke and location was hot

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The friendly and knowledgeable Budget employee checked us in quickly and got us on our way.

7.6 Good

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Fast return

Cons:

N/a

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Returning the car was quick and easy

Cons:

Liked everything. Will definitely use budget next time!

1 out of 2

Hertz

6.7

Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

8.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.9

Value for money

7.9

One location in Bowling Green

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Locations in Bowling Green

2516 Scottsville Road

+1 270 796 3677

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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8.4 Very good

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was super easy. The car was great!

Cons:

The staff didn’t have the details of the insurance purchased through the third party so the pick up experience took a lot longer than expected.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The young man and woman who helped me were really great kind compassionate and they made my rental as easy as pie. I can't thank them enough. Booked through Kayak, it was a breeze. On a scale of 1 to 5, my experience was a 10. They explained what all the charges were for before we completed the agreement and what I would actually be charged when it was over.

1.9 Poor

Oct 2021

KAYAK
This reservation was a great learning lesson for me. I was not aware that my reservation would be cancelled because I was late and hadn't called to let them know. I arrived to find out that they had no cars available for my one way trip to Nashville airport so had to inconvenience my family who have 3 small children with a one hour trip each way from Bowling Green. They had marked my reservation as a "no show." The employee was very friendly and waited on me after finishing his training of another employee. He explained that each location has different policies so one should be aware of the policies at the location they are renting from. So....always call the location you are renting from and let them know if you cannot arrive on time.

1 out of 1

Avis

6.6

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

9.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

5.3

One location in Bowling Green

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Locations in Bowling Green

1755 Scottsville Road

+1 270 842 1700

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
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Friday07:00 - 18:00
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8.0 Very good

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Price

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Great customer service and prompt

4.0 Mediocre

Jan 2023

KAYAK
I made reservations for a compact car. When I get there to pick it up it was not returned yet. He offered me a suburban as a “free upgrade”. I’m driving 6 hours, so that actually not free. I’ll pay more than I had planned in gas. I decided to wait the 45 minutes for the car to be returned. I go back to Avis ready for my compact car, but now there an error that the car can’t be routed in the direction in going. I ended up with a small SUV. I still spent more gas than I wanted, but I had to take it because there were no other options. The guy who help me was nice.

1 out of 1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

6.2

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.0

6 locations in Bowling Green

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1125 Us 31w Byp

+1 270 782 5600

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
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1320 Nashville Rd

+1 270 850 3100

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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1517 Elizabethtown Rd

+1 270 287 9511

Monday14:00 - 17:0009:00 - 12:00
Tuesday14:00 - 17:0009:00 - 12:00
Wednesday14:00 - 17:0009:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:0014:00 - 17:00
Friday14:00 - 17:0009:00 - 12:00
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1641 Scottsville Rd

+1 270 782 7700

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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2314 Russellville Rd

+1 270 495 2183

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501 Happy Valley Rd

+1 270 651 6682

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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7.6 Good

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was friendly and helpful. Drop-off was incredibly quick and easy.

Cons:

Our vehicle was not ready when we arrived, despite having a reservation. The staff was kind enough to extend our drop-off time a bit due to the inconvenience, however all the "selling" (i.e. insurances) was done outside in the cold and wind - not very customer friendly.

9.2 Wonderful

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was helpful and friendly. Drop off was easy.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

I liked the staff efficient efforts both at the beginning and the end. I liked the vehicle which was provided, it was clean, it was a comfortable drive and i appreciated the details shared with me on the new car updates to be aware of things.

Cons:

There was nothing to dislike!!!

6.0 Okay

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

they had cars available

Cons:

even though we picked up two hours later than reserved (we advised by phone later pickup time) car was not ready; had to wait 15 minutes for it to be cleaned. Declined insurance when rented online, our AMEX coveers rental cars liability and damage. We were charged for coverage anyway..I called and had to get manager who removed charges.Lectured on how we needed to present insurance documentation at rental? nothing was told to us about that when he picked up car: was added at drop time. Also received tutorial why online insurance and counter are different. WE must do TWO diffferent processes. NO! Enterprise needs to stop selling through third party sites or get their business together.

8.0 Very good

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Handle good great on gas

2.0 Poor

Aug 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Everything

1 out of 3

27 travelers who rented a car in Bowling Green gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.4

Car rental locations in or near Bowling Green

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

$63/day

Good deal

$49/day

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