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Clayton car rentals from $40/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 Clayton with a pick-up date of 4/27 and drop-off date of 5/4. 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 Clayton

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Compact$40/day
Intermediate$41/day
Standard$51/day
Full-size$43/day
Minivan$59/day
Full-size SUV$79/day
Premium$49/day
Luxury$226/day
Pickup truck$51/day
Compact SUV$43/day
Intermediate SUV$50/day
Standard SUV$54/day
Luxury SUV$102/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Clayton

  • Clayton is located in the Raleigh-Durham metropolitan area and is a prime location for business and leisure activities. Renting Clayton car rentals provides you with the flexibility to travel at your own pace and schedule. This means you can visit the popular downtown areas, nearby colleges and universities like Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill, and other attractions on your own schedule, without relying on public transportation. Renting cheap car rentals in Clayton can also be more cost-effective than taking taxis or transportation services, particularly if you're traveling with a group or visiting multiple destinations.
  • Clayton is a town located in the suburbs of Raleigh, NC. There are a few airports in the region where one can rent Clayton car rentals. Raleigh-Durham Airport (RDU) is located about 43 miles from Clayton. The Rental Car Center at RDU is located near the parking garages and is accessible via a shuttle bus that serves both terminals (Terminal 1 and Terminal 2). The shuttle bus runs every 5 - 15 minutes, and the ride takes about 5 minutes. Pitt-Greenville Airport (PGV) is located about 59 miles from Clayton. It has rental car companies located inside the terminal building, including Avis and Enterprise.
  • There are some unique rules and regulations that drivers should be aware of when driving cheap car rentals in Clayton. Drivers are expected to come to a complete stop at all stop signs and red lights and always yield to pedestrians, bicyclists, and other vehicles when necessary. There are also designated bike lanes throughout the city that drivers should be aware of. While jaywalking is not very common in Clayton, pedestrians do have the right of way and are expected to be given priority when crossing the street.
  • Rush hour traffic congestion can make driving cheap car rentals in Clayton challenging. Rush hours are typically in the morning between 7:00 am to 9:00 am and evening from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm when people are commuting to and from work, so you may want to avoid driving during these times if possible. Highways and major roads are most affected by rush hour traffic. Weather conditions such as snow, rain, and fog can also cause difficulties when driving in Clayton. Heavy rains can also cause flooding on roads in Clayton, which can make driving unsafe.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Clayton for $44 or less
  • Book your rental car in Clayton at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Clayton are around -9% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Clayton

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

    On average a rental car in Clayton costs $52 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 Clayton found in the last 2 weeks is $35.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Clayton?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Enterprise Rent-A-Car ($40/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Enterprise Rent-A-Car 11505 Us-70 Bus 27520-2267 (1 miles from city center).

  • How much is gas price in Clayton?

    The average gas price in Clayton 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 Clayton?

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

  • 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 Clayton?

    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 Clayton?

    A Mini car rental in Clayton costs $76 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Premium car rental cost in Clayton?

    A Premium car rental in Clayton costs $105 per day, on average.

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

    An Intermediate car rental in Clayton costs $41 per day, on average.

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

    On average a rental car in Clayton costs $367 per week ($52 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Clayton costs $1,573 per month ($52 per day).

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

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

  • How many car agencies are operating in Clayton?

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

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

    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 Clayton?

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

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

    In Clayton, any type of car would be suitable for driving on the roads as they are well-maintained and not particularly challenging. However, a compact or mid-size sedan would be a great option. Clayton's roads are mostly flat and straight, with a few hills and curves. A compact or mid-size sedan is maneuverable, easy to park, and offers a comfortable ride. It is also fuel-efficient, which makes it ideal for city driving.

  • What’s the speed limit in Clayton?

    The speed limit in residential areas in Clayton is typically around 20-25 mph to ensure the safety of pedestrians and motorists. In commercial areas or more densely populated areas, the speed limit may be slightly higher, around 30 mph. On highways and interstates, the speed limit may be as high as 65-75 mph, depending on the location and traffic patterns.

  • Where are the best places to park in Clayton?

    There are several parking options available in Clayton, both paid and free. Downtown Clayton has several on-street parking spots that are usually free. However, these spots can be limited and are not always available. Moreover, downtown Clayton has around six public parking lots, most of which charge a nominal fee for parking. The parking rates in downtown Clayton usually range from $0.50 to $1 per hour, depending on the parking lot and location. Some parking lots offer a daily maximum rate, allowing visitors to park for extended periods at a flat rate.

Clayton car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

4.6

Mediocre

16 reviews
Most popular

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

4.6

4 locations in Clayton

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Locations in Clayton

11505 Us-70 Bus

+1 919 553 1145

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3600 S Wilmington St

+1 919 771 1300

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7519 Knightdale Blvd

+1 919 217 9444

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831 N Brightleaf Blvd

+1 919 938 2562

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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2.0 Poor

Sep 2023

KAYAK
I was disappointed. Apparently budget means missing parts, here in NC. THE VEHICLE WAS MISSING.TWO HUB CAPS, was idling very fast, and running poorly.

5.2 Fair

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was difficult and unclear. There was only a small sign saying that budget was closed and to return car to avis. this should have been told to me at the time of pickup to avoid complications catching my flight

Cons:

they should have disclosed that they would not be "open" during my return hours and how to return the vehicle to prevent issues when trying to catch my flight after spending 30 minutes driving around the rental area and airport trying to figure it out for myself

7.2 Good

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Pickup/dropoff easy.

Cons:

Cleanliness, reduced insurance costs.

2.0 Poor

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing.

Cons:

I rented a convertible to drive away from my wedding to our reception. They called me 10 minutes before pickup and said “whoever rented the convertible didn’t bring it back last night.” Upon calling them a second time and speaking to another representative, he informed me they never have convertibles, so whoever spoke to me the first time lied to me. Then he told me they couldn’t help me find the convertible at another local Enterprise and that they wouldn’t honor my Kayak prices. I spent over an hour ON MY WEDDING DAY on hold and talking to various clueless, helpless, hand-wringing local and corporate Enterprise employees. Long story short, we had to rent a convertible from Alamo and they were *AWESOME*, but it ended up being triple the price. Stay away from Enterprise. They’re hapless.

8.0 Very good

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was ready. Check out was face. Price was as agreed. Dropped off at night. No problems.

Cons:

Interior was dirty. Front tires were bald on one side. Oil change warning kept coming on.

8.0 Very good

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

the car and price were great

Cons:

it took 30 minutes for us to get our car. i had two small tired children running around and it was extremely frustrating.

1 out of 3

Hertz

6.2

Okay

No reviews available

Best rated
Cheapest deal

2 locations in Clayton

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1195 Brogden Road

+1 919 205 1314

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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2734 South Wilmington St

+1 919 307 3246

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Avis

No score available yet

2 locations in Clayton

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Locations in Clayton

2001 Wide Waters Pkwy, Suite L

+1 919 217 4316

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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421 South Salisbury Street

+1 919 839 5667

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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6.4 Okay

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

I like how Avis stretched the definition of a "midsize" booking to include a Nissan Sentra. That's very creative.

Cons:

Leave lots of extra time to drop a car at the Wilmington (NC) airport. You have to find a parking space, unload your belongings, walk into the airport, and wait at the rental counter. And all of that counts against your return time. If that makes you "late" to return your car, it's an extra $30-50.

5.6 Fair

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

No-hassel renting. Quick rental process, pickup, & dropoff.

Cons:

Car was filthy. Didn't have time to request a different car so I eventually vacuumed car out myself. Outside was dirty as if it had been driven in a little bit of snow. Called avis 800 # to complained and only offered $20 off future rental.

3.6 Poor

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Dirtiest rental car I've ever seen. Interior and exterior were dirty.

2.4 Poor

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

The Avis representative in Raleigh was one of the worst experiences I've had. He literally left the desk and I didn't know what to do with the keys or car or exactly where to leave them. They were not helpful at all on where to park the car. They really did not do anything at all and I did not get any confirmation that the car with properly taken care of from the Avis Staff in Raleigh

2.0 Poor

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Received a text when I landed at RDU that they had no cars for my reservation!!! I was left to find another car on my own!!!! Never again would I consider Avis!

2.0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Rude staff at Raleigh airport AVIS/ Busget. Gave me a crappy car even though I insisted I have a toddler and plan to drive over 12 hours to Canada. USD $315 was charged but they didn’t even bother checking my air pressure.

1 out of 3

Budget

No score available yet

2 locations in Clayton

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Locations in Clayton

2001 Wide Waters Pkwy, Suite L

+1 919 217 5633

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
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421 South Salisbury Street

+1 919 856 4912

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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4.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes.

Cons:

The vehicle did not handle well. I felt very uncomfortable driving the vehicle. When accelerating the vehicle moved in a Jenkins fashion. When taking left turns the vehicle pulled tremendously. And, when braking, it was not smooth in coming to a stop. I initially thought it was the type of vehicle but throughout the course of the week it became apparent that some of the issues were brought on by lack of maintenance on the vehicle. (On my way home from the rental site the service light came on stating that it wS past due for an oil change. ) The saying "You get what you pay for...) was very true in this case. I was very disappointed. :( Mary V Johnson

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Customer service was really friendly

6.8 Okay

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and helpful and the process was simple

Cons:

More locations with slightly later drop off hours

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Although the location was hard to find, the pick up process was painless, it was like a scavenger hunt.

Cons:

That the location was hard to b yind

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy and quick service for pick up and drop off. Also, very good condition of the car. I drove 1420 miles without any issue at all.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The desk attendant was extremely nice and helpful. He was very polite and made the process as easy as possible.

Cons:

This wasn't budget's fault necessarily but the location in downtown Raleigh, NC is located inside of a hotel (which is fine), and there were not clear indicators on the outside of the building that the rental car desks were located inside.

1 out of 6

61 travelers who rented a car in Clayton gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.2

Car rental locations in or near Clayton

Good to know

Most popular agency

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

$52/day

Good deal

$44/day

When to book a rental car in Clayton

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