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Burlington, VT
Jun 24 — Jul 1
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Pick-up locationBurlington
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Burlington car rental reviews and directory

From $54/dayRated #1
Alamo
Best rated
8.5 Excellent (100 reviews)
1 location in Burlington
Alamo
Locations in Burlington
1200 Airport Dr+1 844 934 1072
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
7.2 GoodSep 14 2020
Cons: I noticed at pick up that the wheel cover was missing. I took a pic as suggested by the attendant, if I found any issues with it. When I arrived at my destination, I was asked if I had a flat tire along the way. I told him no that the wheel cover was missing when I picked it up. He told me that I was driving with a donut. I was shocked as it didn't appear smaller than the other tires and I had driven for 4 hours and 260 miles at top speeds of 75 mph. I have no idea if there was another spare in the trunk, the flat tire, or nothing. Fortunately nothing happened, but could have been ugly and never should have been rented out in that condition.
6.4 GoodSep 13 2020
Pros: Easy to pick up and easy to dropCons: The car smelled like cigarettes. Very smoky and had to drive with the windows cracked.
10.0 ExcellentApr 4 2020
Pros: Yes everything went well, drop off was really easy.Cons: Satellite radio would of been nice but I’m not complaining for the price of the rental.
7.6 GoodJan 3 2020
Pros: Staff very friendly, pick up easy, convenient location, no line.Cons: Car was a bit dirtier than I had expected, coffee stains on ceiling that I didn't notice until later. Nobody in garage during pickup or dropoff, but as long as they don't charge me for someone else's mess, I'm ok with that.
10.0 ExcellentDec 9 2019
Cons: It was great. Thanks!
7.6 GoodDec 4 2019
Cons: No snow brush.
6.0 GoodNov 18 2019
Cons: The truck did not have snow tires and we almost got stuck once.
10.0 ExcellentOct 8 2019
Pros: We got upgraded to a nicer car
8.0 ExcellentOct 1 2019
Pros: Staff at drop off on 10/1 at 4:30pm were very nice.Cons: Staff at pick up seemed tired, disgruntled.
4.0 OkaySep 9 2019
Cons: Hyundai Santa Fe not “equivalent” of Toyota RAV4. Poor car
From $43/dayRated #2
Enterprise
8.9 Excellent (36 reviews)
2 locations in Burlington
Enterprise
Locations in Burlington
1116 Shelburne Rd+1 802 862 7325
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
1200 Airport Dr+1 844 934 1071
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
  • 9.1
  • 9.1
  • 8.9
  • 8.7
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentFeb 1 2021
Pros: Awesome staffCons: Best customer service, outstanding
10.0 ExcellentApr 21 2020
Pros: Lady behind the counter was super friendly considering the Covid-19 changes in effectCons: This has nothing to do with the rental company, just the location... the airport has limited access, only one door is unlocked to enter, just made for a lot of extra walking
10.0 ExcellentOct 2 2019
Pros: We reserved a van from the airport but was able to pick up right at the local Williston Road Enterprise for the same price. This location was easier for us as we were able to leave our smaller car there while away. Great price! I called this location a couple of times and employees were helpful.
7.6 GoodJan 23 2019
Pros: Pick-up and drop-off were super easy.Cons: With terrible snowy weather forecasted, it would have been helpful to have had the option to get a car with snow tires. The car did fine but some conditions were very slippery.
10.0 ExcellentOct 29 2018
Very Responsive!Pros: Service is immediate and friendly. This company makes renting a car so easy!
8.8 ExcellentMar 16 2018
Pros: Very fast and easy drop off.
4.0 OkayDec 23 2017
Pros: Excellent service with a super easy drop offCons: A bit of a trek to go from the car to the return window instead of having staff in the parking lot to greet you, but it’s a small airport so I get it.
10.0 ExcellentSep 26 2017
Pros: Very nice, clean vehicle. Quick pick-up and drop-off.
8.0 ExcellentJan 19 2017
Cons: Early closing hours for drop off location, forced us to change drop off locations to a less convenient site
7.6 GoodSep 11 2016
Cons: I was not able to drop off at another location in Burlington (airport) without incurring a $200 fee. The car I requested was not available so I received an upgrade which was a nice suv however I chose an economy car based on its size and gas mileage both of which were completely different with the car I received.
From $53/dayRated #3
Avis
8.6 Excellent (35 reviews)
1 location in Burlington
Avis
Locations in Burlington
1200 Airport Drive+1 802 864 0411
Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
  • 9.2
  • 8.8
  • 8.5
  • 8.6
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentJun 7 2021
Pros: The company staff was very personable.Cons: The size/type of car got changed when I booked the rental, going from a mid-size to a compact. The car I ended up getting wasn't tall enough while sitting down--crooked neck all while driving.
10.0 ExcellentMay 24 2020
Pros: Ease of reserving and pick up was just as efficient.Cons: nothing comes to mind
10.0 ExcellentJul 6 2018
Normal returnPros: It was fine.Cons: It was fine.
8.0 ExcellentApr 30 2018
Pros: Ease of return. Friendly staff.
5.6 OkayNov 19 2017
Please make it more challenging and time consumingPros: The woman at the counter spoke very good English.Cons: You must drive into a garage where there is only a small sign posted, that applies to all car rental companies, which you must stop and read, and it is on a curve where cars are blindly coming around and you must stop, block traffic, and read the four steps of 1) parking the car in the appropriate area, 2) cleaning it out, 3) writing down the mileage and 4) locking it, noting the number of your space, and returning the keys to the rental counter. What it doesn't say is 1) your parking space is far away 2) the rental counter is across the street in the main terminal downstairs on the other end 3) the escalators don't work and 4) have fun waiting in line to turn in all this information you are supposed to provide.
6.4 GoodAug 16 2017
Cons: The rental policies were a bit unclear, and we wound up paying ~$150 more than we expected to.
7.6 GoodAug 7 2017
Pros: - Quick and easy - Good price (note there may be fees on top)Cons: - Couldn't change the pick up and drop off times to be true without changing the price and adding $200 - Returning the car was kind of confusing - Charged for fees I didn't know existed (late drop off, not driving enough miles, etc)
8.4 ExcellentAug 5 2017
Cons: The line at pick up was super long. I must say the attendees did a great job, but by not being a preferred customer really took time.
8.8 ExcellentFeb 4 2017
Pros: Car was ready and easy to pick up.Cons: Seems that certain functions like remote start and adjusting the height of tailgate were not working on the car. Not sure if these were disabled or were just out of service, but following online instructions from the vehicle manufacturer did not solve the problem.
7.6 GoodAug 27 2016
Drop off s burlingtonPros: Drop off ease Walk into airport easyCons: No avis rep to handoff car on parking lot No directions on where to go, what to do.
Rated #4
Thrifty
8.3 Excellent (57 reviews)
1 location in Burlington
Thrifty
Locations in Burlington
1700 Williston Rd+1 877 283 0898
Monday04:30 - 23:59
Tuesday04:30 - 23:59
Wednesday04:30 - 23:59
Thursday04:30 - 23:59
Friday04:30 - 23:59
Saturday04:30 - 23:59
Sunday04:30 - 23:59
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
  • 8.1
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
6.4 GoodFeb 9 2018
Pros: Thrifty seems willing to refund me the insurance if I send them proof of payment.Cons: I had already purchased insurance through carrentals.com and then was billed for it again on the rental. I asked for snowtires and was told they didn't have any. They driving at this time was very treacherous without snow tires.
10.0 ExcellentSep 30 2017
Pros: GREAT SERVICE
10.0 ExcellentJun 4 2017
Pros: Vehicle was just what we ordered. Service was great and price was the best.
10.0 ExcellentApr 3 2017
Pros: Staff were really friendly and helpful
10.0 ExcellentMar 30 2017
Highly satisfiedPros: The staff were all extremely friendly, the shuttle was prompt and the car was exactly what I needed at a very reasonable price.Cons: My only suggestion would be to be more clear on how to reach the business from the airport. I had to go to another business' rental counter to ask so they could call the shuttle for me. The shuttle arrived quickly after that.
10.0 ExcellentMar 25 2017
Pros: Friendly staff and quick pickup am Bd drop off
4.0 OkayMar 5 2017
There's a Reason for the Name ThriftyPros: We got that van switched before something unsafe happened. Tha van had tires that were so worn that wires were exposed. The company reduced the rental rate without a hassle.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 25 2017
Pros: I had to change my car and it was super easy.
2.0 MediocreFeb 14 2017
Cons: The car was old. The key fob did not operate properly -- I could not lock the car on several occasions. The windshield wipers were old and did not clean the windshield -- a major problem since it was snowing most of the time we had the rental. The car heater could not be adjusted properly. And worst of all, the car was unable to climb a hill leading to a ski resort one afternoon, because it lacked snow tires or four-wheel drive. In short, we hated this car and deeply resented the carelessness of the Thrifty office. One more thing, like icing on a rancid cake, they took 40 minutes to pick us up at the airport when we landed, though their office was 5 minutes away. STAY AWAY FROM THIS BUSINESS.
10.0 ExcellentNov 25 2016
Friendly, fast and easyPros: Airport shuttle picked me I and stopped me off with no wait time, and staff were super nice.
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From $51/dayRated #5
Budget
8.2 Excellent (66 reviews)
1 location in Burlington
Budget
Locations in Burlington
1200 Airport Drive+1 802 651 6991
Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
  • 8.4
  • 8.3
  • 8
  • 7.9
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 20 2021
Pros: Staff at BTV was excellentCons: Hate how much a one way car rental costs as compared to a normal rental.
7.2 GoodJul 19 2020
Pros: Pickup was not good since the desk closed at 4 and our flight arrived at 6:30. We were forced to spend a night in the only hotel that would take us due to the quarantine of outside visitors to Vermont. The hotel bent the rules to let us stay, otherwise we would not have had a place to stay to pick up the car next morning. I should note that all the other rental desks were open when we arrived.Cons: The desk could have been staffed until the last arrival.
2.0 MediocreJun 24 2020
Pros: I got to the counter and there was a sign there letting me know that nobody will be there till 3 PM in the afternoon, my rental was reserved for 1 PM
10.0 ExcellentApr 15 2020
Pros: I want to command the staff member at the Burlington Airport Budget rental agency, who waited for me to arrive from my late flight to complete my rental. I was the only passenger she was waiting for, I very much appreciate her kindness and very pleasant demeanor despite keeping her away from her family for me. I do not know her name, but that picked up my rental at around 10:30 PM on April 8, 2020 from Burlington, Vermont Airport.Cons: Nothing.
7.2 GoodOct 1 2019
Cons: No vehicle was available for pickup. Had to come back next day.
9.6 ExcellentSep 24 2019
Pros: Rental process was quick and painless from a very friendly staffCons: The night before we returned the car we discovered that the windshield wiper fluid was empty, was not extremely necessary at this time but something to ensure is available in the future.
2.0 MediocreJul 8 2019
Cons: There were no cars available. This is Kayak's fault, not Budget's. Don't let me make a reservation and have not allow me to get a refund without an hour call with Kayak. Budget couldn't refund me.
6.4 GoodJul 7 2019
Cons: $80/day is ridiculous
10.0 ExcellentMar 2 2019
Pros: Staff was helpful and upgraded me to an AWD vehicle after learning of my travel plans to NH and MECons: I’m struggling to find my receipt? Where can I retrieve it from?
6.0 GoodFeb 27 2019
Cons: Customer service was awful. We waited an hour for our car while the staff tried to pressure us into upgrading.
From $34/dayRated #6
Hertz
Cheapest deal
8.2 Excellent (51 reviews)
1 location in Burlington
Hertz
Locations in Burlington
1200 Airport Drive Ste # 3+1 802 865 4080
Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
  • 8.5
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentJun 13 2021
Pros: Staff was great. Pick up and drop off was great.Cons: The Nissan I rented it was so uncomfortable for any trip longer than half an hour. Never would recommend that car for anyone
10.0 ExcellentMay 17 2021
Pros: UpgradeCons: Drop off key box at the rental return area instead of having to go into the building to return the key
2.0 MediocreMay 16 2021
Pros: It was great on the Burlington, VT end. The worst at the New Bern, NC endCons: Got to New Bern, NC to return the car and no attendant could be found. Waited almost an hour and no one showed at the counter nor did they answer phone when I tried that. Left key and car. Receipt emailed me charged different rates than quoted thru Hertz on paperwork when car picked up. Tried calling Hertz and couldn’t get a person. Will call Credit card company to negate charges.
10.0 ExcellentMay 8 2021
Pros: The service was great, so easyCons: Nothing
10.0 ExcellentApr 23 2021
Pros: Car very clean, staff very friendly and helpful, easy to pickup and drop offCons: One seat in third row could not be adjusted so were a little cramped as stroller took up all cargo space and suitcases had to be placed around seating.
6.0 GoodApr 16 2021
Pros: The car quality and initial service was stellar.Cons: There was a $300 unexplained charge on my card as well as and increase that surpassed what was shared upon upgrading my initial reservation - totaling 3 separate payments, 1 of which was sensible, the next which was a more-pricey-than-disclosed upgrade, and the last seemingly unwarranted. I'll be reaching out to the customer support team for an explanation on the last payment, but I was very disappointed in the general lack of accurate information regarding costs throughout.
4.0 OkayNov 2 2020
Pros: The vehicle was very nice for a "Suppliers Choice" vehicle.Cons: Hertz counter person was not knowledgeable and had issues running my physical apple card (also offered to pay by apple pay if easier), and said she could not run my other card even though it was not being run as debit. To make matters worse, as of writing this, the total charges on my credit card are $494.00 on a $94.00 rental. I was charged $294.00 the day of the rental, and have since been charged an additional $100, 2 separate times, multiple days after dropping the car back off (early). I have not been able to reach Hertz customer support as of yet via online chat, phone, or email. I understand that $294 deposit taking a few days to be corrected, but have no idea why I've been charged an extra $200 on top of it.
9.6 ExcellentAug 10 2020
Cons: Shuttle to PEASE Airport..
9.6 ExcellentJul 20 2020
Pros: Staff was friendly, very knowledgeable, helping me make decisions based on my needs, and was aware of the need to be safe during my travel.
8.4 ExcellentAug 6 2019
Pros: Easy pick up and drop off. Friendly Staff.Cons: Final bill has some surprise misc charges and I am having trouble finding a person to help to explain and reverse.
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From $49/dayRated #7
Dollar
Most popular
8 Excellent (31 reviews)
1 location in Burlington
Dollar
Locations in Burlington
1200 Airport Drive+1 866 434 2226
Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
  • 8.2
  • 8.3
  • 7.9
  • 7.8
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodJun 14 2021
Cons: Car smelled of smoke. Alignment was bad. The person at the counter only had SUVs and instead of honoring the price on our reservation, charged us the difference. It was not a good experience.
8.0 ExcellentMay 4 2021
Pros: Drop off was super easy.Cons: Line for rental car reservation pick up was long. Took almost 45 minutes to get car from counter clerk, who was working solo with a long line.
10.0 ExcellentApr 24 2021
Cons: Price
3.6 MediocreOct 15 2020
Cons: I was charged extra fees at pick-up that I was NOT made aware of. I would have never rented from here if I knew I would end up paying DOUBLE the offered amount. The woman who tried to explain on customer service was rude. The car smelled like cigarette smoke.
8.8 ExcellentJan 25 2020
Cons: The windshield wipers were not robust enough to handle Vermont. I had to pull off the highway and thump them a few times to clear the salt spray from the windshield.
10.0 ExcellentDec 29 2019
Pros: The pick up and drop off lady was so nice. The counter is very accessible and it was very organizedCons: Nothing. It was perfect
4.8 OkayNov 19 2019
Pros: The gentleman at the counter I dealt with was very pleasantCons: I paid for an SUV and was given a Toyota Corolla. When I called Dollar, I was given the run around. Mind you I rented this car in Vermont, in a snowstorm with summer tires on the vehicle.
9.6 ExcellentOct 20 2019
Cons: A more clear explanation of overtime charges. 2 different. Rental persons was unable to quote me A number for late return
10.0 ExcellentMay 10 2019
Pros: Staff at Hertz/Dollar were excellent.Cons: Nothing
5.2 OkayMay 5 2019
Cons: There was no one at the Dollar Rental car counter and maybe no one.m at the airport working for dollar rental car. Also, I had the car for less than 10 hours and the car was 70 bucks. Felt overpriced.
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From $69/dayRated #8
National
9.3 Excellent (9 reviews)
1 location in Burlington
National
Locations in Burlington
1200 Airport Dr+1 844 934 1073
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
  • 9.3
  • 9.5
  • 9.5
  • 9.5
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
7.6 GoodSep 2 2019
Pros: Hannah a the pick up was excellentCons: Car could have been cleaner
9.2 ExcellentJul 19 2018
A bit confusing the drop off processCons: The drop off process was unclear, poor signaling at the burlington international airport
9.6 ExcellentOct 15 2015
Pros: Nice car. A bit larger then expected.Cons: Additional costs were not transparant when we confirmed the reservation.
Sunnycars
1 location in Burlington
Sunnycars
Locations in Burlington
1200 Airport Drive #10
Recent reviews
385 travelers who rented a car in Burlington gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.4

Car rental locations in or near Burlington

Good to know

Most popular agency

Dollar

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$65/day

Good deal

$48/day

When to book a rental car in Burlington

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Top tips for renting a car in Burlington

  • Burlington sits on the eastern side of Lake Champlain and is your gateway to an extensive list of outdoor activities that include hiking, kayaking, trail riding, skiing, and bouldering. Deciding to rent a car during your time in Burlington will prove to be fruitful, as the stunning Mount Mansfield State Forest and lakeside landscapes are begging to be explored. Having access to a car provides you with the most flexibility to pursue the activities you want to do, regardless of their location and remoteness.
  • Burlington International Airport is located just over three miles from the downtown district, meaning you can find yourself at the trendiest bars and restaurants in town just minutes after getting off your flight. Use KAYAK to browse the best deals from an extensive list of rental agencies available at Burlington International Airport, all of which have counters located on the main floor of the arrival terminal, next to the baggage claim area.
  • The glorious hills and crisp northern climate makes Burlington an ideal area for cyclists. It is important while driving to be respectful to those you share the road with, providing extra caution if there is not a separated bike lane. Be mindful that, while it is usually legal to turn right on a red light, if a red arrow is indicated you must not turn until you have a green arrow.
  • Rush hour is a largely foreign concept to those who live in Burlington. While roads can experience increased traffic during the peak summer holiday period, allowing a few extra minutes to reach your destination is all that is necessary. Due to the beautiful parklands and mountains that surround the area, Burlington is known to have lots of falling leaves during the fall season. Be careful when driving if leaves are present on the roads, as they can reduce braking effectiveness.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Burlington for $48 or less
  • Book your rental car in Burlington at least 3 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Burlington are around 38% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Burlington

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

  • On average a rental car in Burlington costs $65 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Burlington are Hertz (8.2, 60 reviews), and Thrifty (8.0, 61 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Burlington is $3.40 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $41 and $54, depending on the car size.

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

  • Car rental companies onsite at Burlington airport include Dollar and Hertz.

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

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

  • A Economy car rental in Burlington costs $69 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Burlington costs $69 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Burlington costs $69 per day, on average.

  • In Burlington, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 1335 Shelburne Road (3 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Burlington costs $453 per week ($65 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Burlington costs $1,941 per month ($65 per day).

  • The wide streets and low traffic congestion mean that you can choose the rental car that best suits your personal requirements and driving preferences. Whether you love the handling and comfort of an intermediate sedan or prefer the spacious luxury of an SUV, KAYAK has the right car for you.

  • Unless otherwise indicated by signage, the maximum speed limit in the urban metropolis of Burlington is 50 mph. Be wary, however, that this will likely be lower if the road is close to a residential or commercial business area. The speed limit in school zones can be between 20 mph and 25 mph. On urban freeways within the city limits, the maximum speed limit is 55 mph, while this can increase to 65 mph on rural freeways.

  • You can expect to pay approximately $2.69 per gallon of gas in Burlington, which is roughly in line with the American average. As you return to Burlington International Airport to drop off your car and fly home, four gas stations are located on the corner of Williston Road and Airport Drive for your convenience.

  • On-street parking is relatively easy to find throughout the city and is only metered between 9am and 6pm on weekdays. This means that, if you are coming into the downtown district for an evening meal or weekend adventure, parking will be free. Keep in mind that these public lots have 3-hour maximum and are signaled by a green P.

  • 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!).