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Dayton Car Rentals

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Dayton Car Rental Information

Pick-up Location Dayton
Car Types Commercial, Compact, Convertible, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Luxury, Mini, Minivan, Premium, SUV, Standard, Van
Rental Locations 12
Airport Locations 3
Popular Agencies Dollar, Surprise Agency, Alamo, Budget, Thrifty

Cheap Car Rentals in Dayton

Economy $22/day
Compact $22/day
Intermediate $24/day
Standard $25/day
Full-size $26/day
SUV $26/day
2 Adults, 2 Bags Economy car in Dayton opaquecar
4 Adults, 2 Bags Compact car in Dayton opaquecar
5 Adults, 3 Bags Intermediate car in Dayton alamo
5 Adults, 3 Bags Standard car in Dayton opaquecar
5 Adults, 2 Bags Full-size car in Dayton dollar
4 Adults, 2 Bags SUV car in Dayton alamo
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Dayton car rental reviews and directory

From $32/day
Rated #1
Enterprise
Best Rated
8.5 Excellent (12,817 reviews)
4 locations in Dayton
Enterprise
Locations in Dayton
3 Mackoil Ave
+1 937 252 7798
455 Miamisburg-centerville Rd
+1 937 291 6370
4806 N Main St
+1 937 274 4477
500 N Main St
+1 937 228 4555
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Enterprise reviews in Dayton

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From $31/day
Rated #2
Avis
avis
7.6 Good (2,240 reviews)
2 locations in Dayton
From $39/day
Rated #3
Hertz
7.4 Good (3,858 reviews)
2 locations in Dayton
Hertz
Locations in Dayton
3350 Valet Circle
+1 937 898 5806
8012 Mcewen Rd
+1 937 438 0175
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From $30/day
Rated #4
Budget
7.4 Good (4,211 reviews)
2 locations in Dayton
Budget
Locations in Dayton
1323 Wilmington Avenue
+1 937 294 8238
33 East 1st Street
+1 937 220 9206
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From $31/day
Rated #5
Dollar
Most popular
7.3 Good (6,426 reviews)
1 location in Dayton
Dollar
Locations in Dayton
3600 Terminal Drive
+1 866 434 2226
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From $25/day
Rated #6
Thrifty
Cheapest deal
7.1 Good (2,756 reviews)
1 location in Dayton
Thrifty
Locations in Dayton
3600 Terminal Drive
+1 877 283 0898
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Car Rental Locations in Dayton

Good to Know

Most Popular Agency Dollar
Most Popular Car Type Economy
Average price $38/day
Good deal $30/day

When to Book a Rental Car in Dayton

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Top Tips For Renting a Car in Dayton

  • Dayton is like the majority of cities in the U.S. in that it was designed for automobiles. Public transportation in the city is severely lacking, especially during evenings and on weekends. If you want to make the most out of your time in the city, it is highly recommended that you rent a vehicle. For instance, if you would like to visit the National Museum of the US Air Force, it is just an 11-minute drive from downtown Dayton. However, on public transport, it would take up to 30 minutes to get there.
  • For travelers looking to pick up a rental car after landing at Dayton International Airport, you can find the rental car desk in the airport’s Baggage Claim Area.
  • Though most don’t associate Dayton with wintery weather, it certainly has its fair share of snowstorms in the winter. Travelers visiting the city in winter should make sure to keep the rough weather in mind when planning any itineraries, especially if you aren’t from a snowy climate. However, with a bit of planning and caution, the snow is no hazard and it may even add a nice touch to your trip.
  • Rush hour traffic is a mixed bag in Dayton, especially if you plan on heading to Cincinnati or other neighboring cities. Morning rush hour traffic can start as early as 6:30 a.m. some mornings and slows down by around 9:00 a.m. on a typical day. The afternoon and evening peak usually goes from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Dayton for $30 or less
  • Book your rental car in Dayton at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Dayton are around 82% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Intermediate rental cars in Dayton are around 39% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs About Renting a Car in Dayton

How much does it cost to rent a car in Dayton?

On average a rental car in Dayton costs $45 per day.

What is the most popular rental car in Dayton?

Economy (Chevrolet Spark or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Dayton.

What is the cheapest car rental company in Dayton?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Thrifty ($23/day), Dollar ($26/day) and Alamo ($26/day).

What is the best rental car company in Dayton?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Dayton are Enterprise (8.5, 12817 reviews), Avis (7.6, 2240 reviews), and Budget (7.4, 4211 reviews).

Which car rental companies are at the airport: Dayton Airport (DAY)?

Car rental companies onsite at Dayton Airport include Dollar, Thrifty and Hertz.

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: Dayton Airport (DAY)?

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

How can I find car rentals near me in Dayton?

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

What type of car is recommended for driving in Dayton?

Like most cities in the U.S., Dayton is perfectly suited for all sizes of vehicles. In fact, larger cars are some of the most popular vehicles on the road in Dayton. As such, visitors looking to rent a vehicle during their time in the city are recommended to choose their vehicle with their group in mind. This is partly because the city’s streets really are large enough to accomodate any vehicle so whether you choose a minivan, coupe, or anything in between, the vehicle will have no problems on the road in Dayton.

What's the speed limit in Dayton?

On the bottom end, Dayton’s speed limits start out as low as 25 to 30 mph in residential areas. From there, they range from 30 to 50 mph on urban roads and roads in built-up areas. In rural areas, though, the speed limit goes from 45 to 70 mph, while on highways and interstates the speed limit is 70 mph.

How are gas prices in Dayton?

Drivers in Dayton can expect to pay an average of around $1.95 per gallon of gas. This is on the lower end of gas prices in the U.S., especially in comparison to some of the West Coast cities like Bakersfield, where gas costs around $2.90 per gallon.

Where are the best places to park in Dayton?

If you heading downtown, the best option for parking, aside from parking at the actual businesses themselves, is to park at one of the many garages. There are plenty of parking garages and private parking lots in Dayton and many are conveniently located right by points of interest. Parking rates typically start as low as $3 per hour and go up to $10 in the most popular garages.