|Car types||Compact, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Minivan, Premium, Premium SUV, Standard, Standard SUV|
|Popular agencies||Turo, Avis|
A 4-wheel-drive car is a wise choice for your stay in Durham, especially when winter conditions prevail. When exploring the countryside, a 4-wheel-drive car will provide some much-needed traction and offer a smooth and safe driving experience. For a pleasant city driving experience, a compact car is also a good decision to make parking and maneuvering around easier.
Within the downtown area, 20 mph is usually the maximum, but always check for posted signs. Within the municipal limits, a maximum of 30 mph is permitted, while 55 mph is allowed on two-lane divided rural roads. Freeways have speed limits of between 55 and 60 mph. It is very important to adjust your speed to prevailing weather conditions as well.
Drivers may park their rental cars on the street, but be aware that meters are in place and must be paid for. Most meters apply Monday through Friday from 8 am to 7 pm, and one hour costs around $1.50. Alternatively, there are parking lots and garages in and around downtown where cars can also be parked over a longer period of time, like the Durham Center Parking Deck, which has a daily fee of around $14.
On average a rental car in Durham costs $54 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 Durham found in the last 2 weeks is $38.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Avis ($27/day).
The average gas price in Durham is $3.52 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $42 and $56, depending on the car size.
Standard (Class Commercial Truck or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Durham.
Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Raleigh-Durham airport to off-airport locations include Advantage, Dollar, Hertz, Budget, E-Z Rent-A-Car, Thrifty, Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Payless, and National.
Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.
A Standard car rental in Durham costs $26 per day, on average.
An Intermediate car rental in Durham costs $34 per day, on average.
A Mini car rental in Durham costs $38 per day, on average.
On average a rental car in Durham costs $380 per week ($54 per day).
On average a rental car in Durham costs $1,630 per month ($54 per day).
Most car rental providers in Durham offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Durham, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.
KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 4 car rental agencies in Durham.
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KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Durham so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.
Well, it depends on the terms of your agreement with the company. You may be eligible for your money back because most companies with prepaid bookings give a complete refund with no fees if you cancel before 24 hours of your pick-up day. Hertz, for instance, has no cancellation fees when you cancel your booking within two days of being made.
Yes, Durham City has a toll on Saddler Street within the city center. If you are driving cheap car rentals in Durham with the intent of accessing the World Heritage Site of Durham Cathedral as well as Durham Castle, note that you’ll have to use the toll road as it is the only public access road that leads you there.
One location in Durham
8.0 Very good
8.0 Very good
Pros:It was easy.
Cons:Being able to get Satellite Radio.
Pros:Easy pick up and drop off
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.
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.
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.".
One location in Durham
Pros:Super friendly staff at both locations
Pros:They didn’t have the car we wanted so they upgraded us at no charge
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.
Cons:There was no rental car available and we had to cancel our reservation.
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.
5 locations in Durham
Cons:They didn't have cars available. I was on a wait list but was never contacted either way after that.
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.
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.
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.
Cons:I got no car after reserving it. The branch claimed they had no cars at all that morning.
8.8 Very good
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.
2 locations in Durham
8.0 Very good