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Durham, NC
Aug 11 — Aug 18
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Durham, NC
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Cheap car rentals in Durham

Economy$39/day
Compact$28/day
Intermediate$30/day
Standard$39/day
Full-size$41/day
Minivan$63/day
Pickup truck$45/day
Intermediate SUV$42/day
Standard SUV$45/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Durham car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

10.0

Excellent

2 reviews
Best rated
Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

8.0

One location in Durham

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Locations in Durham

3601 Hillsborough Road

+1 919 309 0577

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
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10.0 Excellent

Jul 2022

KAYAK
Staff was friendly and helpful. The car was very clean and in good condition. Staff was also helpful when I wanted to extend the rental.

1 out of 1

Enterprise

7.5

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.1

Value for money

6.7

5 locations in Durham

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1606 Page Road Ext

+1 919 682 8720

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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1705 Legion Rd

+1 919 240 5141

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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3143 Hillsborough Rd

+1 919 309 1030

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 17:00
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3648 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd

+1 919 490 6057

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 17:00
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4504 N Roxboro St Ste A

+1 919 309 1030

Monday00:00 - 00:00
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2.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

They didn't have cars available. I was on a wait list but was never contacted either way after that.

2.0 Mediocre

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing - I showed up to pick up the truck and none was available. Enterprise did not attempt to contact me to let me know there were no vehicles available and did nothing to remedy the situation. I had to cancel me plans and reschedule for the following weekend with Alamo. I will never rent from Enterprise again from your site or any other site.

Cons:

Live up to their obligations and communicate and not leave their customers hanging.

2.8 Mediocre

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

The car was filthy and smelled of smoke even though it was a nine smoking car. The seats were super uncomfortable and there was a terrible squeak. The car needed to be retired as a rental.

10.0 Excellent

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Convenient , reliable and most of all comfortable. Easy to pay, friendly calls the day of and before to make sure I was still interested in using them. They wanted to make sure what I needed and to have it available for me. The cost was so much more my size than any of the other place I had tried. The price was cheap and much more for someone's pocket that is on a fixed income.

Cons:

That the person checking up to see if I needed the vehicle did not tell me about having to bring 2 forms to prove of my ability to pay, and live. This was an inconvenience for me, but the person at the desk helped me and my husband out.

2.0 Mediocre

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

I got no car after reserving it. The branch claimed they had no cars at all that morning.

8.8 Excellent

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The size and type of car was good, the price was good.

Cons:

The car smelled a bit like someone had been smoking in the car and the seats needed to be shampooed. I also didn't like the way the car drove: it was an automatic but the gears shifted hard.

1 out of 4

Avis

7.5

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

7.5

2 locations in Durham

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1720 Guess Rd Ste 60

+1 919 286 0173

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 17:00
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233 S Elliott Road

+1 919 951 7546

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00
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8.0 Excellent

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

It was easy.

Cons:

Being able to get Satellite Radio.

10.0 Excellent

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy pick up and drop off

Cons:

Nothing

7.6 Good

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly.

Cons:

Staff should have considered the delays I incurred in returning the car because of multiple protests in Virginia and NYC, as well as a curfew, all of which were out of my control.

9.2 Excellent

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff were excellent and did a fine job. Avis was wonderful. The Nissan Versa I rented ran great. The only issue was that the seat was uncomfortable (6-hour drive).

Cons:

The vehicle (Nissan Versa) was scratched in several places with minor dents apparent. It didn't bother me and was well documented. I am very pleased with Avis and plan on using them again.

10.0 Excellent

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Personnel was very friendly

7.6 Good

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything about the car was great.

Cons:

Customer service was rude. When they saw we had kids they said, "Be sure you clean the car before you return the car.".

1 out of 4

Budget

4.0

Cleanliness

4.0

Comfort

4.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.0

Value for money

4.0

One location in Durham

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Locations in Durham

1720 Guess Road Suite 60

+1 919 383 8240

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 17:00
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9.2 Excellent

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Super friendly staff at both locations

10.0 Excellent

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

They didn’t have the car we wanted so they upgraded us at no charge

6.0 Good

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice people, quick and easy pickup and drop off.

Cons:

The car needed alignment. It was shuddering on the highway during the entire 4 hour drive.

2.0 Mediocre

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

There was no rental car available and we had to cancel our reservation.

4.0 Okay

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick check-in

Cons:

Car smelled horrible with cigarette smoke. We tried to switch cars but no other cars were available so we were stuck with a miserable 4 hour drive. There is no way that someone didn't notice this when they were inspecting the car.

4.0 Okay

Nov 2021

KAYAK
The selection was limited, the car wasn't clean, and the check-out wasn't seamless.

9.2 Excellent

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Super friendly staff at both locations

10.0 Excellent

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

They didn’t have the car we wanted so they upgraded us at no charge

6.0 Good

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice people, quick and easy pickup and drop off.

Cons:

The car needed alignment. It was shuddering on the highway during the entire 4 hour drive.

2.0 Mediocre

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

There was no rental car available and we had to cancel our reservation.

4.0 Okay

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick check-in

Cons:

Car smelled horrible with cigarette smoke. We tried to switch cars but no other cars were available so we were stuck with a miserable 4 hour drive. There is no way that someone didn't notice this when they were inspecting the car.

1 out of 2

75 travelers who rented a car in Durham gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.4

Car rental locations in or near Durham

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$65/day

Good deal

$49/day

When to book a rental car in Durham

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Top tips for renting a car in Durham

  • There’s plenty to explore in Durham, from the Museum of Life and Science in the north to the exciting city center, and it is all best reached by car. Rent a car for your time in Durham to gain an ultimate sense of freedom and to not be tied to public transport. Renting a car will also give you the chance to leave the city limits and discover the beauty of the adjoining Duke Forest or Lake Falls, which is about half an hour away by car.
  • Raleigh-Durham International Airport is about 14 miles south of Durham center and rental cars can be picked up from various onsite agencies. There are courtesy shuttle buses between the terminals and the rental car center at Zone 5 (T1) and Zone 18 (T2) and driving to Durham will take about twenty minutes via the I-40 W and NC-147 N.
  • The weather can be contribute to somewhat treacherous conditions in Durham, with regular thunderstorms in the summer and sleet in the winter. Drivers who are surprised by heavy rain showers or face icy roads due to the freezing rain should definitely adjust their speed and probably even stop where it is safe to do so and wait until the worst has passed.
  • Traffic increases in Durham during weekday rush hours. Morning peaks usually occur between 7 and 9 am, when inbound traffic on the I-40 can cause heavy congestions. Outbound traffic can be particularly severe between 5 and 7 pm, also mainly affecting the I-40. Try to avoid driving around during these peak times or take smaller country roads to avoid getting stuck in the interstate traffic.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Durham for $49 or less
  • Book your rental car in Durham at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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