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Cary, NC
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Cary car rental information

Pick-up locationCary
Rental locations4

Cheap car rentals in Cary

$65/dayEconomy
$65/dayCompact
$48/dayIntermediate
$49/dayStandard
$49/dayFull-size
$80/dayMinivan
$96/dayFull-size SUV
$70/dayPickup truck
$51/dayCompact SUV
$51/dayIntermediate SUV
$70/dayStandard SUV
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Cary car rental reviews and directory

From $36/dayRated #1
E-Z Rent-A-Car
Best rated
7 Good (80 reviews)
1 location in Cary
E-Z Rent-A-Car
Locations in Cary
1015 Trade Dr+1 919 787 7262
Monday05:00 - 23:59
Tuesday05:00 - 23:59
Wednesday05:00 - 23:59
Thursday05:00 - 23:59
Friday05:00 - 23:59
Saturday05:00 - 23:59
Sunday05:00 - 23:59
  • 7
  • 7.4
  • 6.7
  • 6.9
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJan 31 2020
Pros: Got a free upgrade, clean and smooth car rideCons: Nothing I can think off
6.0 GoodJan 24 2020
Cons: reserved a mini van when I got there they didn't have one
2.0 MediocreSep 29 2019
Cons: Wanted to charge a $20/day surcharge for mileage over 250
9.6 ExcellentJul 17 2019
Pros: The staff was friendly & helpfulCons: I really had no problems
8.4 ExcellentApr 30 2019
Pros: The customer service rep was very friendly and gave me all the information I needed to get me on my way.Cons: The vehicle we were given was not the one I agreed to rent, but was a comparable substitute. The paint was a little scratched up, and could have been washed up.
9.6 ExcellentApr 18 2019
Pros: We were lucky to have rented an SUV that only had 24 miles on it. There was still plastic covering parts of the console. This was the first time I had driven this sort of vehicle. It had a ton of features and was super comfortable.Cons: It was difficult to find the car rental location and when I called it was hard to get ahold of someone to clarify directions. The agent was all by herself and couldn’t manage the desk and the phone by herself without effecting the quality of service, but she did the best she could and was great.
10.0 ExcellentMar 25 2019
Pros: staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Drop off was a breeze
10.0 ExcellentMar 20 2019
Pros: Great customer service and we really liked the Toyota Corolla rental car. Great experience and I would recommend.Cons: Everything went well.
4.4 OkayFeb 7 2019
Pros: The drop off was easy.Cons: I had no idea they had reserved a huge mini-van for one person, that was uncomfortable with horrible gas mileage. Lesson learned. I will not be booking through Kayk again!
8.4 ExcellentFeb 1 2019
Pros: Drop off very easy, nice person there. Pick up, only one agent at a somewhat more busy time. Price good.Cons: A bit faster check in (pick up), but not a real problem.
From $39/dayRated #2
Avis
6.9 Good (48 reviews)
1 location in Cary
Avis
Locations in Cary
1016 Rental Car Drive+1 919 840 4750
Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
  • 7.2
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  • 6.7
  • 6.5
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodMay 4 2021
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 carCons: 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 GoodApr 24 2021
Cons: They said the lot opened at 4 am. Waited until 4:20 am then had to walk to the terminal.
9.6 ExcellentAug 10 2020
Pros: Service and type of car.Cons: There was a smoke odor inside the car when we picked it up.
4.4 OkayAug 6 2020
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 GoodJul 4 2020
Pros: Car was fineCons: 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
10.0 ExcellentJun 3 2020
Pros: sTAFF BOTh places where excellentCons: etoll was confusing
4.0 OkayMar 31 2020
Pros: very bard to connect with drop off locationCons: not using it any more
6.4 GoodJun 24 2019
Pros: Quoted price was not the actual price.Cons: Price could have been as quoted
2.0 MediocreMar 20 2018
ripped off by AVIS in every which way you can imaginePros: NOTHINGCons: - system was down when I picked up the car in and I was asked to write in my information on a piece of paper. It was like going back to 1975! - rude staff kept insisting for me to write down my info on a piece of paper when I already made the reservation on line. - I was given a car with noisy tires. - I was charged a large fee for returning the car to another city even though I returned it to the same place I picked it up from - charged a full day rental for bringing the car 5 hours late - how does one end up paying $219 for renting an economy car 29hrs with the same drop off and pick up? Ask AVIS, they will be more than happy to rip you off I expected more from AVIS. Instead I got the same shady service or rather lack of service one gets from FOX or EZ. I called repeatedly AVIS customer service to try and adjust the charge for the fact that I returned the car to the same location. Once they got your $ they will hold on to it for dear life. They won't let go no matter what you say or do. Shame on AVIS!
8.4 ExcellentSep 11 2017
Cons: Price was $10 higher than quoted!
From $25/dayRated #3
Payless
Cheapest deal
6.4 Good (92 reviews)
1 location in Cary
Payless
Locations in Cary
1016 Rental Car Drive+1 919 840 9317
Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday07:00 - 23:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:00
  • 6.8
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  • 6.1
  • 6.1
  • 6.3
Recent reviews
4.8 OkayAug 13 2019
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 GoodJul 29 2019
Pros: Good, clean carCons: 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 MediocreJul 25 2019
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 GoodJun 17 2019
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 MediocreMay 21 2019
Cons: They would not let me rent a car because I did not have a credit card other than my Wells Fargo visa
4.4 OkayMay 2 2019
Pros: Shuttle was convenient and staff was friendly. No long lines.Cons: The car sucked. Smelled like smoke stained seats car shifted so bad. Sputtered almost. Have rented way better cars for the price.
10.0 ExcellentJan 24 2019
Pros: Super friendly staff at pickup and drop off. Car was clean and drove well. Excellent price.Cons: No complaints at all.
6.0 GoodOct 5 2018
Deceptive LocationPros: Rates are goodCons: The Management at this location at Raleigh NC airport is deceptive and sleazy. They try to add coverages to your bill telling you that you can take them off when you return. They hope you are in a hurry or forget.
10.0 ExcellentSep 18 2018
Pros: Easy check-out
10.0 ExcellentSep 9 2018
Clean car, great, quick servicePros: Very nice car.
From $41/dayRated #4
Hertz
Most popular
6.4 Good (36 reviews)
2 locations in Cary
Hertz
Locations in Cary
6215 Hillsborough Street+1 919 852 5772
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
704 Laura Duncan Road+1 919 303 5183
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
  • 6.8
  • 6.6
  • 6.1
  • 6.2
  • 6.4
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentOct 8 2019
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 MediocreMay 11 2019
Pros: Nothing. Car smelled very unclean.Cons: Over all was major disappointment
6.0 GoodApr 18 2019
Pros: Easy drop offCons: 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 ExcellentApr 15 2019
Cons: Car had a light/faded cigarette smell...ultimately was fine but would have preferred to not have that.
6.8 GoodJul 27 2018
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 MediocreJul 27 2018
no cars!?!?!?Cons: didnt get a car, ended up scrambling in an Uber trying to find one
2.0 MediocreJun 24 2018
Pros: No car when I arrived
10.0 ExcellentJun 4 2018
Pros: Quick, no line, great customer service and a super easy drop off.
9.2 ExcellentMay 11 2018
Good ExperiencePros: Rental Agent was very helpful. Explained everything clearly. Was on my way in a short time. Vehicle was clean although but worn a bit. Overall would rent from again when in area.
7.2 GoodApr 9 2018
Great way to rent a car, with caveatsPros: The convenience of prepaying and picking up the care from a neighborhood location instead of having to drive all the way to the airport was nice. Car had a faint but persistent odor of smoke.Cons: The Hertz agent was not there when I arrived to pick up the car so I had to wait for 20min. Drop off was easy enough with the express drop box on the weekend, but there were no envelopes nor a pen at the box to put the keys and the contract in or write down the mileage. This morning, I woke up to the shock of discovering a $266 charge on my debit card from Hertz even though the rental was prepaid and the car returned on time. I hope this is an error that will be corrected soon. Other than that this was a good experience.
From $47/dayRated #5
Enterprise
9.3 Excellent (28 reviews)
5 locations in Cary
Enterprise
Locations in Cary
121 Team Hendrick Way+1 919 460 6083
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
1661 Nw Maynard Rd+1 919 467 1653
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
1710 Piney Plains Rd+1 919 851 4189
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
5401 Hillsborough St+1 919 851 2555
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
859 Bass Pro Ln+1 919 677 1266
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 9.4
  • 9.2
  • 9.2
  • 9.1
  • 9.3
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 1 2021
Cons: Everything went well
10.0 ExcellentApr 12 2021
Cons: Everything was as advertised. Easy pickup and drop-off. Would rent from them again
9.6 ExcellentFeb 18 2020
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 ExcellentJan 27 2020
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 ExcellentOct 29 2019
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.
10.0 ExcellentOct 28 2019
Pros: Staff was great and quick getting me into my car.Cons: Nothing.
10.0 ExcellentMar 16 2019
Cons: Customer service at Enterprise in Raleigh is EXCEPTIONAL!
10.0 ExcellentDec 31 2018
Always a great crew at the Raleigh Hillsborough locationPros: Close to home, easy pickup and drop off, great staff. Can't beat that!
6.0 GoodNov 18 2018
Pros: customer service was very good.Cons: I did not like the fact that I was rented a car out of Raleigh, not RDU. Maybe my error, I don't know. I changed the rental to the airport and the prices were much higher, mostly taxes. When I went to correct this, I got a runaround as to who to contact? Kayak? Enterprise? Kayak did not make anything easier or cheaper. You could spend hours trying to compare rates and in the end they are all the same. In the future I will go direct to a car rental company and avoid all the middlemen.
9.6 ExcellentSep 14 2018
Excellent customer service !Pros: From the pick up at my house all the way to the completion of renting a car was great.Cons: Car must’ve been used to pick up someone with long hair in the passenger seat had a lot of that otherwise it was perfectly clean.
284 travelers who rented a car in Cary gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.9

Car rental locations in or near Cary

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$54/day

Good deal

$39/day

When to book a rental car in Cary

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

Top tips for renting a car in Cary

  • 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 $39 or less
  • Book your rental car in Cary at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Premium rental cars in Cary are around 61% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Cary

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

  • On average a rental car in Cary costs $54 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Enterprise ($70/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Enterprise 121 Team Hendrick Way 27511-1428 (3 miles from city center).

  • The average gas price in Cary 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 Cary.

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

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

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

  • A Economy car rental in Cary costs $50 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Cary costs $52 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Cary costs $63 per day, on average.

  • In Cary, cars are most frequently rented at Dollar 1009 Rental Car Drive (5 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Cary costs $375 per week ($54 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Cary costs $1,605 per month ($54 per day).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Gas prices in Cary range between about $1.90 to around $2.33 per gallon. Mobil, Circle K, and Shell gas stations are known to sell gas at a reasonable price. You can also fuel your car on your way to the Cary car rentals at the airport, but you might have to pay more.

  • 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.

  • 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!).