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Cary car rentals from $29/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 Cary with a pick-up date of 4/23 and drop-off date of 4/30. 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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Cheap car rentals in Cary

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Economy$41/day
Compact$41/day
Intermediate$39/day
Standard$45/day
Full-size$46/day
Minivan$43/day
Full-size SUV$52/day
Premium$51/day
Pickup truck$29/day
Standard SUV$41/day
Compact SUV$42/day
Intermediate SUV$44/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Cary

  • If you’re looking to have an adventure, then Cary is just the right place to be. Get yourself the keys to a cheap car rental in Cary and get to tour the town’s attractions. Travel to Charlotte for nothing short of a delightful experience. It's around 124 miles from Cary and home to several wonderful landmarks, including Spectrum Center. Roanoke, about 124 miles away, is such a stunner with tourists. Also, check out Center in the Square, it’s a beauty that will be worthwhile and attracts tons of people to this bustling city. Norfolk Botanical Garden, located around 162 miles from Cary, is another eye-catcher with a natural environment. Catch a breath of fresh air especially if you’ve just about had it with the city’s busy state and need to reconnect with mother nature.
  • When you are traveling in the area and would like to book one of the cheap car rentals in Cary, you should be aware of some of the restricted zones and passenger-only streets. This will be advantageous to you because you can easily avoid unnecessary fines by abiding by the law and following the tips. Some of the passenger-only zones here in Cary are situated toward Johnson St Polk Ave.
  • Some people would like to access their cheap Cary car rentals upon arrival from a train station. If you are one of these people, then don’t worry because you are in luck. Some companies in Cary have pick-up points near train stations such as Enterprise rent a car, which is situated just close by (1661 NW Maynard Rd). You can browse through these options and book through KAYAK.
  • GoCary, Transit 101, and GoTriangle are some of the best public transport services you can use in Cary. While you can rely on them for getting around the city, there is the issue of convenience, independence, privacy, pleasure, and comfortability. Car rentals in Cary offer services with many benefits that are not provided by other modes of transport. For instance, with a Cary rental car, getting to the spots you want, such as going for a fishing expedition at Lake Crabtree, is hassle-free.
  • Cary is a city served by five airports. Raleigh/Durham (RDU) Airport is five miles away from the city, while the rest are over 50 miles away. Cary car rentals in the Raleigh/Durham (RDU) Airport provide courtesy shuttle bus services to their pick-up areas and offices, some of which are situated in the airport premises while others in nearby buildings. To catch the shuttle bus of Cary car rentals, which runs every 5min from the terminals during business hours, head to the rental car shuttle terminal located next to the baggage claim area either in Terminal 1 at Zone 4 or in Terminal 2 at Zone 5. Proceed to the counter where you’ll find Thrifty, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, National, Easirent, and keddy by Europcar for Cary car rentals to obtain your rental agreement and vehicle.
  • Roads in and out of Cary are well maintained. However, some roads with narrow but busy lanes, such as the stretch of Evans road have little room for cars, cyclists, and other road users to maneuver. When nearing such roads or busy intersections such as Edwards Mill Road near PNC Arena, you need to be extra cautious. The roads are usually slippery during cold and snowy seasons so, drive at a reasonable speed and with caution if you’re in town.
  • In Cary, rush hour is between 7am to 8am and from 5pm to around 7:30pm. If you’re attending some business functions in the central district, leave earlier than 7am, and if you’re leaving town, give yourself enough time. If you have to drive during these peak hours, stay in your lane, maintain a safe distance, and adhere to all traffic rules. Try to avoid busy intersections, such as the one at Southeast Cary Parkway and Tryon Road.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Cary for $48 or less
  • Book your rental car in Cary at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Cary are around -25% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Cary

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Cary?

    Cary roads are quite busy, and the city can be congested at times. A midsized car will a preferable choice for maneuvering the city traffic and squeezing in the parking lots. However, if you plan to go outside the city, you may need a 4x4 car as Carry terrain is a bit hilly.

  • What’s the speed limit in Cary?

    Cary roads have speed limit signs ranging from 65mph on the interstates to 20-25mph when passing through densely populated residential areas and business centers. The speed limit for most two-lane highways such as SW / SE Maynard Road is 35mph. Always drive below the marked speed to avoid being pulled over by the highway patrol that constantly patrols the roads.

  • Where are the best places to park in Cary?

    Parking your rental car in Cary town is hassle-free and relatively cheap. The parking lots off Colonial Ave and Crenshaw Ave charges a flat rate of around $1 during business hours and $1/h to park from 6pm-7am. Other parking lots include 56 spots on Floyd Ave, C&C Lots South, VCV Monroe Parking Campus, and Main Street Lot, all charge around $4/2h. You can find free parking slots at Shops at Stratford and the Cary Court Park & Shop.

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

    On average a rental car in Cary costs $60 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 Cary found in the last 2 weeks is $34.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Cary?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Enterprise Rent-A-Car ($41/day).

  • How much is gas price in Cary?

    The average gas price in Cary is $3.86 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $46 and $62, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Cary?

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

  • Which car rental companies are at Raleigh-Durham airport (RDU)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Raleigh-Durham airport include Hertz and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Raleigh-Durham airport (RDU)?

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

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Cary?

    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 Cary?

    A Mini car rental in Cary costs $87 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Cary?

    An Intermediate car rental in Cary costs $67 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Cary?

    A Compact car rental in Cary costs $38 per day, on average.

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

    On average a rental car in Cary costs $423 per week ($60 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Cary costs $1,814 per month ($60 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Cary?

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

  • How many car agencies are operating in Cary?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 1 car rental agencies in Cary.

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

    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 Cary?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Cary so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.

  • Can I find cheap Cary car rentals situated downtown?

    Cheap car rentals in Cary are accessible not only near Raleigh-Durham International Airport but also throughout the town. It’s with no doubt that you can rent automobiles in downtown Cary from high-rated agencies like Budget car rental, Enterprise, and Avis car rental. To make it easy for you, you even have all these options centralized, where you can browse through the various options and choose the most suitable one for you on KAYAK.

  • Is free cancellation available when renting a car in Cary?

    Yes, Cheap Cary car rental companies offer free cancellation within a stipulated period of 24 to 48 hours. Agencies like Enterprise and Budget car rentals give you the flexibility to cancel freely in case of a change of plans.

Cary car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

10.0

Wonderful

35 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

5 locations in Cary

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Locations in Cary

121 Team Hendrick Way

+1 919 460 6083

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

1661 Nw Maynard Rd

+1 919 467 1653

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

1710 Piney Plains Rd

+1 919 851 4189

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
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5401 Hillsborough St

+1 919 851 2555

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

859 Bass Pro Ln

+1 919 677 1266

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
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8.0 Very good

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Picked up my rental fast and easy.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Everything went well

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Everything was as advertised. Easy pickup and drop-off. Would rent from them again

9.6 Wonderful

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff very friendly. Drop off and pick up were a breeze.

Cons:

Nothing I can think of. My passengers lived the tall van, much easier to get in and out of. The sliding door was a little tough to close, an electric close and open function would have been the only thing that could have made it better.

9.2 Wonderful

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff very helpful, professional and friendly.

Cons:

Maxima I had reserved was not available. I had my wife drive me to this location, passing an Enterprise location very close to our home, because the Maxima was supposed to be held there for me.

9.6 Wonderful

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

I received an email confirmation prompt the day before the rental, full walk through of the car’s interior functions including Bluetooth syncing, gas tank release, etc., and a phone call the next day asking if all was going smoothly with the car. Excellent customer care.

1 out of 7

Payless

No score available yet

One location in Cary

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1016 Rental Car Drive

+1 919 840 9317

Monday04:00 - 23:5900:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:0004:00 - 23:59
Wednesday04:00 - 23:5900:00 - 00:00
Thursday04:00 - 23:5900:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:0004:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 00:0004:00 - 23:59
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6.0 Okay

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Staffing issues caused the pickup to take 2.5 hours.

4.8 Mediocre

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

The agent at pickup was horrible. Unable to perform any task by herself. Poorly trained. The rental agency was supposed to have my car ready at 5 but got a car at six. 3 customers ahead of me and 3 customers behind me got their cars while my easy transaction went by the wayside. There is more but

6.0 Okay

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Good, clean car

Cons:

Longer wait than usual to get car. The representative tried to tack on an extra hour to increase charges. The rep sent me in the wrong direction to get the car, which when I ultimately found the car, it was boxed in between two other cars and another rep had to move a vehicle so that I could leave.

2.4 Poor

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Manager credited me one day for being given an unclean car with no working radio and having poor customer service.

Cons:

I could have been credited more than one day for the major inconvenience that this experience caused.

7.6 Good

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick-up staff didn't seem very excited to be at work and weren't super friendly. They got the job done, but all explanations were very fast and assumed we knew exactly what they were talking about. There was also a slight language barrier as English was a second language for the staff.

Cons:

More agents available would have sped up the process.

2.0 Poor

May 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

They would not let me rent a car because I did not have a credit card other than my Wells Fargo visa

1 out of 21

Avis

No score available yet

Best rated

One location in Cary

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Locations in Cary

1016 Rental Car Drive

+1 919 840 4750

Monday00:00 - 00:0004:00 - 23:59
Tuesday04:00 - 23:5900:00 - 00:00
Wednesday04:00 - 23:5900:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:0004:00 - 23:59
Friday04:00 - 23:5900:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:0004:00 - 23:59
Sunday04:00 - 23:5900:00 - 00:00

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8.0 Very good

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Pick up and drop off was simple and quick. Customer service was fantastic. Only bad part was the vehicle. The special offer was for a small SUV. What I received was an Buick with 80k miles that looked and felt very used. The brakes were going bad as well.

6.0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

While the drop off was east, I found that I was charged $6.99 for gas when I filled the gas rouhgly one mile from the drop off place. My mistake is I did not check the bill until I reached home. I feel cheated because I filled the car

Cons:

The staff should be fair and inform the client that they find the tank not filled while we signed to fill and bring. Clean the car better both inside and outside. There was smell of smoke inside the car when I took it. I mentioned this to the security at the gate. He told me that this may be from the material used for the upholstery.

6.0 Okay

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

They said the lot opened at 4 am. Waited until 4:20 am then had to walk to the terminal.

9.6 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Service and type of car.

Cons:

There was a smoke odor inside the car when we picked it up.

4.4 Mediocre

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

no contact with anyone at drop off.

Cons:

I waited 35 minutes for a car after i signed my rental agreement and left the counter. unacceptable.

6.0 Okay

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was fine

Cons:

Took a while to get the car when I picked it up. I had a 9:00 drop off time. Arrived to Avis at 9:00 and no one was at the office and the door was locked. Avis worked showed up at 9:15 and couldn’t even get in the office. I had to leave my rental agreement and keys with her at the front door because we were all stuck outside. Very unprofessional

1 out of 12

Hertz

No score available yet

Cheapest deal
Most popular

2 locations in Cary

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6215 Hillsborough Street

+1 919 852 5772

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30

704 Laura Duncan Road

+1 919 303 5183

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The people working there ,were very helpful and friendly.The had excellent patience with me as a foreigner to culture and country.

Cons:

4 me everything was fine

2.0 Poor

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing. Car smelled very unclean.

Cons:

Over all was major disappointment

6.0 Okay

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy drop off

Cons:

The reservation wasn't for the Airport location. The desk clerk wasn't any help and only offered to call me a cab. Called Hertz customer service which had to cancel the original pre-paid reservation. Made new reservation for the Airport location with a new price. Also $100 cancel fee.

9.6 Wonderful

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Car had a light/faded cigarette smell...ultimately was fine but would have preferred to not have that.

6.8 Okay

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was clean and nice for a compact. Drop-off was easy.

Cons:

I didn't realize that the rental car was to be picked up in town rather than at the airport. Why was that not apparent? I'm not computer illiterate so why was this not front and center? An extra $50 for nothing and the rental fee was already high (we just had a rental in Wisconsin at a much lower rate for a much better car). Pushy attendant.

2.0 Poor

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

didnt get a car, ended up scrambling in an Uber trying to find one

1 out of 10

242 travelers who rented a car in Cary gave the car agency they used an average rating of 10.0

Car rental locations in or near Cary

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

$60/day

Good deal

$48/day

When to book a rental car in Cary

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