Chesapeake car rentals

Chesapeake car rentals

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Chesapeake, VA
Oct 21 — Oct 28
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Chesapeake, VA
Thu 10/21
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Thu 10/28
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Chesapeake car rental information

Pick-up locationChesapeake
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Minivan, Pickup truck, Standard, Standard SUV, Supplier choice
Rental locations10
Popular agenciesHertz, Enterprise

Cheap car rentals in Chesapeake

Economy$37/day
Compact$37/day
Intermediate$43/day
Standard$42/day
Full-size$42/day
Minivan$90/day
Full-size SUV$58/day
Pickup truck$53/day
Supplier choice$35/day
Intermediate SUV$51/day
Compact SUV$52/day
Standard SUV$53/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Chesapeake car rental reviews and directory

From $34/dayRated #1
Avis
Best rated
9.8 Excellent (3 reviews)
2 locations in Chesapeake
Avis
Locations in Chesapeake
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 9.3
Recent reviews
From $35/dayRated #2
Budget
8.4 Excellent (11 reviews)
2 locations in Chesapeake
Budget
Locations in Chesapeake
  • 8.1
  • 8.9
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMar 18 2021
The staff was friendly and helpful and explained everything quite well. The car was great clean got it as expected easy to return
8.0 ExcellentAug 5 2017
Overall very goodService at the store in Chesapeake, VA was very good. Friendly fast service. The return at Charlotte, NC airport was fast and hassle free.Car windows were fairly dirty that made some of my tired night driving difficult. Frankly I didn't notice until the sun went down but it did make visibility more difficult than it needed to be.
10.0 ExcellentJul 26 2017
GreatLow price. Nice car. Helpful folks
4.8 OkayFeb 28 2017
Their computer system was down but they manually oThe customer service person was a new employee but got some assistance from another staff person.I'm still waiting for confirmation that all was good with the car upon return! Budget system was down again! My car was dirty and could've used a car washing! I took it to a car wash immediately after leaving the budget office.
4.4 OkayFeb 15 2017
Budget problemsThe kayak service was excellent!Budget car was comfortable, but had acceleration problems and idled rough. Also Budget charged far more than the advertised rate on the car. Unknown what charges were added. I added coverage for the car, but charges far in excess of that.
10.0 ExcellentAug 30 2016
The car choice (VW Jetta) was excellent, in great condition and very comfortable to drive; compared to other economy and compact alternatives.
5.6 OkayMar 10 2016
I was able to negociate for a more comfortable car.The vehicle I asked for in my reservation was not available (not delivered from the airport location). I picked up one vehicle (a Jeep) which did not have a full tank of gas and decided that vehicle was too uncomfortable for a long trip so I returned to ask for another vehicle and was able to obtain a Malibu (also no full tank). I did not like having to refuel two vehicles without having used them. The Malibu had no flat repair equipment. Instead I was told to call road side assistance if needed. Two other vehicles on the premises could not be rented; one had a "wrong mileage" issue and another had an expired registration. I am very unlikely to rent from Budget again.
10.0 ExcellentDec 8 2015
Great service and professional
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From $34/dayRated #3
Enterprise
7 Good (9 reviews)
5 locations in Chesapeake
Enterprise
Locations in Chesapeake
  • 7.5
  • 7.9
  • 7.1
  • 6.4
  • 6.2
Recent reviews
1.9 HorribleAug 17 2021
Worst Experience Ever! Don't book with Enterprise!
10.0 ExcellentAug 12 2021
I can't think of anything else you can improve at this time.
3.6 MediocreSep 26 2019
The staff were just down right horrible. They told me they had no cars any where in the area. I was on hold with customer service for an hour and a half and the guy hung up on me. For all the hassle I went thru they didnt offer me any thing nor were they even nice. They made my whole trip a wreck.Just dont uses them
4.4 OkayJun 6 2019
Car was very nice. Able to to turn in car after hours.They were completely unprepared with my vehicle. Took a long time to fuel the vehicle, clean it, process the paperwork. They didn't answer the phones when I called ahead of time to ensure they were getting it ready. I waited 45min-1 hour after my reservation time to get my vehicle. Not happy.
6.4 GoodJul 24 2016
Great van, not so great pickup experienceVehicle was great for our trip.Pick up included a very long wait and the customer service reps were unorganized.
From $28/dayRated #4
Hertz
Cheapest deal
Most popular
7 Good (11 reviews)
1 location in Chesapeake
Hertz
Locations in Chesapeake
  • 6.5
  • 6.8
  • 7.2
  • 6.7
  • 7
Recent reviews
5.9 OkayAug 6 2021
The first van they gave me was a dented up junk. Driver seat was all ripped up. The plates and Inspection were both expired. I returned it immediately and the next van the same. The third attempt was acceptable. Probably won’t use kayak or Hertz again.
6.0 GoodMar 19 2021
The price.Office space is very shabby and dirty. Car smelled strongly of air fresheners and the high touch surfaces didn't seem to have been cleaned well. I think I somehow lucked out with not too much trouble but I won't be trying my luck at this Hertz again.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 5 2021
Very nice staff people.Rather it be cleaned more carefully ahead of time, but when we complained, the staff person was very courteous, and she cleaned it as best she could.
2.0 MediocreJul 16 2019
Pick up was a nightmare. I mistakenly rented the car from an off-site, not at the airport, and was told I could cancel it and WOULD get a refund. We canceled and rented the car FROM the Hertz kiosk at the Norfolk, VA airport. I HAVE NOT GOTTEN MY REFUND YET!!! I've called several times!!!DO NOT RENT FROM HERTZ!! There are better, more honest, more helpful companies. This one will NOT give me my refund!!!
3.2 MediocreJun 26 2019
The radio was niceThe cleanliness of the car
10.0 ExcellentJul 12 2018
Fast and professionalHe didn't take a ton of time. He could.see that I was a gold member and got me out the door.
9.6 ExcellentFeb 3 2017
Great experienceGreat location and staff. Friendly and knowledgeable. Quality cars.The car was a bit dirty inside but not awful.
34 travelers who rented a car in Chesapeake gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.7

Car rental locations in or near Chesapeake

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Average price

$48/day

Good deal

$32/day

When to book a rental car in Chesapeake

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

Car rental insurance in Chesapeake

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Chesapeake car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Chesapeake.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car rental insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Chesapeake car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Chesapeake

  • When it comes to tourist attractions, there is no shortage of places you can visit at Chesapeake. The Dismal Swamp Canal Trail, which is approximately 33 miles from the airport, the Historic Ridge Farm with its organic strawberries and pumpkins, and the iconic South Norfolk Jordan Bridge, are about 17min drive and 9 miles away. Now suppose you want to come to Chesapeake to visit all these, which better way to do it than through a flexible drive in a rental car? Through KAYAK, you can rent a vehicle with Chesapeake car rentals for a day, week, or for as long as you want and enjoy the convenience you couldn't experience if you used a bus or a taxi. Renting a car with car rentals in Chesapeake through KAYAK makes navigating through the city much more flexible.
  • There are four major airports in Chesapeake, namely, Norfolk International Airport, Chesapeake Regional Airport, Hampton Roads Executive Airport, and Williamsburg International Airport, located 45min North of Chesapeake. All these airports have designated car rental companies that you can choose from. For example, car rentals in Chesapeake such as Alamo, Avis, Enterprise, Dollar, Thrifty, Budgets, Payless, and National are accessible from these airports. At Norfolk Airport they're all located near the baggage claim area at the exit terminal. At Williamsburg Airport, you can find car rental companies such as Budget, Thrifty, and Enterprise. The other two airports do not have onsite car rentals.
  • To help you avoid unpleasant experiences with other road users such as pedestrians, cyclists, and other motorists, it is advised to exercise maximum caution when driving on Chesapeake roadways. Depending on the time and season of your visit to Chesapeake, you may experience weather elements such as snow, rain, and hail.
  • Chesapeake streets are typically busy due to traffic congestion, especially during rush hour. It is important to note that between 7am - 9am and 4pm - 7pm, the roadways experience traffic gridlock due to rush hour. Unless it's extremely necessary, you might want to drive around the city of Chesapeake before or after these hours to avoid being inconvenienced. Also, be careful when using Interstate 64 from Interstate 464 to Bowers Hill on I-662/264 near High Rise Bridge. It is one of the most heavily congested interstates in Chesapeake. We also recommend using GPS when driving through unfamiliar routes to keep track of your surroundings and destination.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Chesapeake for $32 or less
  • Book your rental car in Chesapeake at least 4 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in Chesapeake

  • Some car rental companies in Chesapeake 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 Budget

  • On average a rental car in Chesapeake costs $48 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($53/day) and Enterprise ($90/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Hertz 1700 Parkview Dr Ste 1765 23320 (3 miles from city center).

  • The average gas price in Chesapeake is $3.55 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $43 and $57, depending on the car size.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Norfolk airport include Thrifty, Hertz, Dollar, Enterprise, Budget, Alamo, Avis, Payless and National.

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

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

  • In Chesapeake, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 1700 Parkview Dr Ste 1765 (3 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Chesapeake costs $338 per week ($48 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Chesapeake costs $1,450 per month ($48 per day).

  • For flexibility and navigation through narrow streets and heavy traffic, we recommend a small car. In this case, we recommend economy, compact, or convertible vehicles. However, if you are a group of more than four people, go for a full or premium SUV or a minivan.

  • The statutory speed limit in Chesapeake and the entire Virginia state is 55mph. Virginia is one of the few states with a relatively low-speed limit. The typical speed limit on most highways is 45mph. Unpaved roads have a maximum of 35mph, while commercial and residential areas have up to 25mph.

  • On average, gas prices in Chesapeake go between $2.41 to $2.49 a gallon in most stations across town. Gas stations such as Shell, Speedway, and Exxon are centrally located options. Filling up your tank can cost you roughly around $35 to $45 depending on the type and size of your car. However, you're likely to spend more when filling up at stations around the airport, so keep this in mind when returning your rental.

  • You can park your car at West Plaza Street Garage, Westside Garage, Boush Street Garage, and Main Street Garage, all located in Downtown Norfolk. Parking fees are affordable, going for as low as $1 an hour and about $10 a day. 

  • 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!).