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Carmel, IN
Apr 29 — May 6
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Carmel car rental information

Pick-up locationCarmel
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Luxury SUV, Minivan, Premium, Premium SUV, Standard SUV
Rental locations4
Popular agenciesHertz, National, Enterprise

Cheap car rentals in Carmel

$40/dayEconomy
$36/dayCompact
$39/dayIntermediate
$41/dayFull-size
$63/dayMinivan
$60/dayFull-size SUV
$44/dayPremium
$56/dayLuxury
$79/dayPremium SUV
$41/dayCompact SUV
$41/dayIntermediate SUV
$47/dayStandard SUV
$86/dayLuxury SUV
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Carmel car rental reviews and directory

From $41/dayRated #1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.1 Excellent (89 reviews)
6 locations in Carmel
Enterprise
Locations in Carmel
4140 E 96th St+1 317 975 2944
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
4310 E 96th St+1 317 848 9344
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00
4630 E 96th St+1 317 848 9344
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
7263 Fishers Landing Dr+1 317 567 2307
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
931 N Range Line Rd+1 317 844 3030
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
9405 Whitley Dr+1 317 571 7999
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
  • 8.3
  • 8.6
  • 7.9
  • 8
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentFeb 2 2021
Pros: Pick up and drop off were both super easy.Cons: I only wish the location was closer to my house. No big deal, though!
10.0 ExcellentJan 11 2021
Pros: The staff was friendly. They didn't have what I requested so I got a free upgrade. Return was seamless and quick.Cons: The pick-up explanation felt a bit rushed. He was throwing a lot of add-ons and numbers at me and I didn't really get a chance to process everything. The insurance I bought before pick-up was not through Enterprise. Theirs is different. That needs to made more clear.
2.0 MediocreDec 3 2020
Cons: The check oil light came on in the very expensive premium SUV I rented. I had to exit and stop at a gas station to check the oil. The oil was not even touching the full tube. It took two quarts of oil at $10 to make it right. Not a big deal, but a minor inconvenience. I thought Enterprise would simply reimburse me the $20 and make it right - they didn’t! A very pretty move... We were told by the represent that the only the store manager could make that call and he would call us to discuss. They never did. Terrible customer service a real shame to lose a customer over $20...
2.8 MediocreOct 26 2020
Cons: Pick up took forever. Car had hardly any gas in it when I picked it up. When I asked if I could drop off at airport you said you’d charge me $100 drop fee. I offered to pay $50 as a compromise but you said no way. Will not ever use enterprise again.
4.4 OkayOct 11 2020
Pros: Easy processCons: The first rental I picked up started overheating 20 minutes after leaving the lot, I had to return the car after being told to go to a different enterprise to swap the car, no one had one available so I still had to return to the original site to swap out the car. Very time consuming.
4.8 OkayOct 11 2020
Pros: Easy processCons: The first rental I picked up started overheating 20 minutes after leaving the lot, I had to return the car after being told to go to a different enterprise to swap the car, no one had one available so I still had to return to the original site to swap out the car. Very time consuming.
5.2 OkaySep 29 2020
Pros: Staff was friendlyCons: Not being charged Bc the facility is closed and u can’t return your vehicle.
3.2 MediocreJul 24 2020
Pros: The vehicle was reliable and unlimited mileage was needed.Cons: When I arrived they had given all the cars away to walkins. There wasn't any cars available and I had to wait untill a vehicle came in. It wasnt cleaned and the gas tank was empty. It also made me late for my destination by an hour and a half. I had made the reservations 4 or 5 days ahead so I would have a car. Then they gave me a minivan because that's all that they had that came in.
2.0 MediocreJul 13 2020
Pros: NothingCons: Employee was rude. I stood in line for 1 hour and still didn’t get the rental. Strongly felt discriminated since I was the only African American and female in line. I don’t plan on booking enterprise ever again.
5.6 OkayJul 6 2020
Pros: one of the staff was very accommodating and tried his best to make our situation betterCons: we should have been able to get the car we requested or offered options before we got there. we ended up with a very similar car but not as nice and would have preferred going to an entirely different model.
From $29/dayRated #2
Sixt
Cheapest deal
9.1 Excellent (7 reviews)
1 location in Carmel
Sixt
Locations in Carmel
3230 E. 96th Street+1 317 688 6121
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
  • 9.7
  • 9.4
  • 9.1
  • 8.2
  • 9.1
Recent reviews
9.2 ExcellentMay 17 2017
It's good overallPros: The car is new, clean, in good condition.Cons: The pickup and dropoff place is far from the airport. I spent extra money on uber. But the employee said they open a closer agent and offer shuttle bus to the airport.
10.0 ExcellentJan 31 2017
Pros: The vehicle was excellent and the office staff was quick, cordial and professional. They exceeded my expectations.Cons: Would have been nice to have users manuals in the vehicle but there were none. Had to figure out some unfamiliar features the hard way.
10.0 ExcellentOct 28 2016
Pros: EverythingCons: Everything
From $53/dayRated #3
National
8.8 Excellent (9 reviews)
1 location in Carmel
National
Locations in Carmel
1748 E 116th St+1 317 844 9011
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 8.8
  • 8.6
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentOct 31 2020
Pros: We had a three week rental and were upgraded from a full size to a luxury SUV at no additional cost to us. The vehicle was incredible and we didn’t want to give it back. National did a great job with prompt service at pick up and drop off and were careful to adhere to Covid safety precautions.Cons: Absolutely nothing!
2.0 MediocreOct 20 2020
Pros: I would say there was nothing I liked but if I have to give an answer I would say I liked that my family was not more devastated when our vacation was ruined because the rental was cancelled. There was nothing to like about having my reservation cancelled because of a supposed "system error".Cons: This survey and follow up is just another example of the non-existent customer service. How can you possibly ask for a review when you ruined our vacation? We had to have a large vehicle to take our whole family. The fact you cancelled it and provided no alternative the day before our trip??? After booking the reservation, taking time off of work and getting the approved absences for an extra day for our children, plus organizing a place to stay, we received a call the day before our pick up telling us they didnt have the vehicle or any vehicle the size we were requesting because they oversold due to fall break. I asked what they would do about it, they said they could refund my money but that was all since it wasnt their fault. I asked who's fault it is and received no answer. In the midst of the stress of the pandemic my family was really looking forward to this trip. No fix, not their fault. This was extremely disappointing. To add salt to the wound a day later I received a confirmation of the billing for the insurance for the vehicle that they couldnt rent to me in the first place. I called the customer service only to be told i had to call another number and another number and was transferred to another number and then was "accidentally" disconnected. I googled the insurance company directly and was ready to lose it but there i found someone who took ownership and fixed it. What a disaster. No way I would recommend this service unless you understand that its a one way deal. You are held to their terms and conditions with no way to hold them accountable or even have confidence you will get what your contract says or anything at all. My only recommendation is when they screw it up check your statement so that you get your money back otherwise it appears they will have no problem just keeping your money.
9.6 ExcellentOct 7 2019
Pros: Helpful and friendly staff, quick in-and-out, great balueCons: Because the strip mall where National is located is busy, you have to be a little careful where you park when returning the vehicle. This is VERY clearly marked and the staff makes sure you know about it....and this is really the only thing I can think of that is even slightly negative.
10.0 ExcellentJul 1 2019
Pros: I was in and out in about 5 minutes each time. Great value. I will use them again.Cons: Nothing I can think of at the moment.
10.0 ExcellentAug 23 2018
Pros: Easy to pick up and drop off. Excellent service. Great value for the cost!
From $32/dayRated #4
Hertz
Most popular
6.7 Good (21 reviews)
1 location in Carmel
Hertz
Locations in Carmel
1441 South Guilford Road+1 317 587 1640
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
  • 6
  • 6.8
  • 6.6
  • 6.8
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentApr 13 2021
Pros: Easy check in process. I liked the early return process. Matt did a good job going through everything. He tried to make right the van not being cleaned yet. Van options were very nice. Hands free/Blue-tooth phone capabilities and plenty of room for luggage and 4 people to stretch out in. We liked having the tuck away 3rd row seats. Leather seats made for easy cleaning. Overall, the van performed better than expected.Cons: Matt was nice, seemed overwhelmed at the time. The lobby was full, it was spring break, and the van I was to get was not able to be cleaned yet. Matt asked me if I wanted to wait. I declined and took the van as is. He gave me a free car wash voucher. We walked through the pre-rental and took pictures of the exterior of the van. Minor knicks and dings (standard where and tear on a 50,000 mile vehicle) were noted. I spent my 1st 2 hours cleaning out big dog hair from the last customer and wiping down everything. I was not mad nor did I call to complain.
2.0 MediocreDec 19 2020
Pros: NopeCons: Everything. They had vans, but all needed oil changes. The one available was sold. I was offered a midsize sedan (even though I prepared for faster pickup) vendor seemed offended that I refused a midsized Sedan at the cost of a van.Location is a mile from service location I use frequently for my personal vehicles and they take maybe 45 on a busy day. I was told to come back in several hours to get a vehicle. Delayed my Vacation past My schedule pickup time. This time I called in to be told. Vehicles were still unavailable and that they had drivers sent to Kokomo to get a van. Called the auto shop and was informed no vans were there from the vendor. Called the vendor back to cancel my vacation and was informed they’d cancel my trip with no fees. As they were hanging up I overheard. “Oh fuck this guy, he pre-payed”. I then fought the Hertz phone system 3 days later to learn I’d been charged and the location hadn’t cancelled as they said they would, finally got corporate hertz to cancel. Would rather chop a foot with a rusty spoon than deal with HERTZ again, 0 out of 5 stars
10.0 ExcellentSep 24 2020
Pros: yesCons: not sure what that could be
4.8 OkayJul 8 2019
Cons: Car was not ready at pickup time
2.0 MediocreApr 8 2019
Pros: Absolutely nothingCons: I never received my prepaid car because they gave it to another customer prior to me getting there. This is the worst experience I have ever had in any service or retail transaction. After spending 3 hours and 26 minutes on the phone with both Hertz and Kayak
3.6 MediocreMar 5 2018
DisappointedPros: The car didn't break down.Cons: 1) The desk attendant was unhelpful. He only had answers for things that related to him up-selling me and was unwilling to make any suggestions otherwise. 2) The car was filthy. They made a big deal about it coming back from the car wash, but there were wood chips scattered all throughout the back, grease smeared into the seats, filth in the drink holders, and the car smelled like an ashtray. We had to air it out overnight and cover the seats with blankets for our kids to ride. BTW- we took pictures to prove we weren't exaggerating this. 3) The car had one working power outlet. There were several throughout the car, but only one was able to provide anything. We needed it to keep our phone alive for directions on a 14 hour drive, so nothing else was able to run/be charged. 4) No one at Hertz could help us. The desk attendant couldn't be bothered to leave his seat to do a walk-around. When we got the car home and saw how bad it truly was, I spent an hour on the phone trying to find someone at Hertz who could make this right. I kept getting forwarded to people who were "in the wrong department for this" and then sent on again. I gave up after being forwarded for the fifth time. The only time I ever got someone to acknowledge they would take my complaint was after the car had been returned. 5) This wasn't even the car I asked for. I called to confirm this rental and was told it would be a Chrysler TnC. I got a Kia. When I complained about this to the attendant, his only response was, "well, my sister got one and she loves it." After driving this car 1750 miles, I can tell you the only thing it has in common with a Chrysler TnC is they both have wheels. This van handled poorly and ran loud, and it required constant fill-ups. The mileage was poor at best, and had I known I would be a victim of bait-and switch, I never would have gone through Hertz in the first place. I rent a lot. I'm a sales rep and that means lots of flying and driving. I normally use Enterprise, and as so-so as they are, I've never had this level of poor customer service with them.
4.8 OkayNov 29 2017
Pros: Convenience.Cons: Vehicle had not been washed. Rep said he didn't have time and it might rain anyway. Interior was not cleaned well. Not Hertz worthy.
2.0 MediocreJul 27 2017
Cons: The day I was scheduled to pick up The rental I canceled and the guy said ok no problem and they still charged my credit card.
10.0 ExcellentJun 21 2017
Very satisfiedPros: Friendly staff, easy transaction. They even called me to let me know I accidentally left something in the car.
8.0 ExcellentJan 10 2017
Good car value and experiencePros: Car got great gas mileage and very comfortable. The car came with a GPS which was very helpful. Top notch service and corrected the things that went wrong. Transaction went very smooth.Cons: The initial car I rented from Hertz had tires in the front that were low on tread. I had to go to the airport to pick up another vehicle. It was a time waster, but I got the car I originally wanted (Corolla) and not the Elantra that I was given. Also when I was going through some bad snow, I had to put in almost a gallon of washer fluid because the fluid level was so low initially.
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Sunnycars
1 location in Carmel
Sunnycars
Locations in Carmel
1748 East 116th St
Recent reviews
126 travelers who rented a car in Carmel gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.0

Car rental locations in or near Carmel

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$49/day

Good deal

$37/day

When to book a rental car in Carmel

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Top tips for renting a car in Carmel

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Carmel for $37 or less
  • Book your rental car in Carmel at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Carmel are around 43% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Carmel

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

  • On average a rental car in Carmel costs $49 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($39/day), Enterprise ($47/day) and National ($60/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at National 1748 E 116th St 46032 (2 miles from city center).

  • The average gas price in Carmel is $3.21 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $39 and $51, depending on the car size.

  • Standard (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Carmel.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Indianapolis airport include Thrifty, Hertz, Enterprise, Sixt, Dollar, Alamo, Budget, Avis, Payless and Airport Van.

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

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

  • A Standard car rental in Carmel costs $40 per day, on average.

  • A Full-size car rental in Carmel costs $43 per day, on average.

  • A Mini car rental in Carmel costs $74 per day, on average.

  • In Carmel, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 1441 South Guilford Road (4 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Carmel costs $346 per week ($49 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Carmel costs $1,483 per month ($49 per day).

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