Erie car rentals

Erie car rentals

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Erie, PA
Oct 28 — Nov 4
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Erie, PA
Thu 10/28
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Erie car rental information

Pick-up locationErie
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV, Supplier choice
Rental locations13
Airport locations9
Popular agenciesEnterprise, Avis, Budget, Hertz

Cheap car rentals in Erie

Economy$47/day
Compact$45/day
Intermediate$50/day
Standard$80/day
Full-size$54/day
Premium$98/day
Luxury$105/day
Intermediate SUV$65/day
Standard SUV$72/day
Supplier choice$81/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Erie car rental reviews and directory

From $48/dayRated #1
Budget
Best rated
8.2 Excellent (32 reviews)
2 locations in Erie
Budget
Locations in Erie
  • 8.1
  • 8.1
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJul 26 2021
Friendly and helpful. Quick service. Excellent car.
8.0 ExcellentSep 18 2020
Yes to bothCar smelled Smokey.
4.4 OkayMar 13 2020
The Kia car was extremely hard to get in and out of, hard to move the front seats and was dented when I got it, so it looked shabby. Budget did not discount it because it was dented, although they certainly would have charged me if I dented it!
7.6 GoodMay 21 2019
Cleanliness of car.
10.0 ExcellentOct 16 2018
Great serviceFantastic service, fair price, quality vehicle.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 26 2018
Very convenient way to return the car no hassles
7.6 GoodAug 14 2017
The rental car counters are located INSIDE the Erie airport but are not marked from outside the airport. We drove around the airport twice before deciding to go inside the terminal to ask.
4.0 OkayJul 10 2017
Billed $50 more than quoted priceThe car was okay.This was an extremely frustrating experience for me. I picked up a vehicle, drove 5 miles before stopping at a gas station and when I went to start the car it wouldn't start. I had to wait for a tow and by the time I got back and got a new car three hours had passed. I wasn't able to start my 7 hour journey as planned and I was charged $10 for an extension to keep the vehicle longer. I was also charged a base rate of $153, when I was quoted $112 (included taxes and fees). After additional taxes and fees were added to the $153, the cost was $200 for 24 hours.
5.2 OkayJul 6 2017
WaitThe woman behind the counter was nice. My issue was with having to wait 15 minutes for the car to be cleaned and prepped before I was able to leave.
10.0 ExcellentDec 22 2016
Very helpful and great attitude.
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From $60/dayRated #2
Alamo
8.8 Excellent (11 reviews)
1 location in Erie
Alamo
Locations in Erie
  • 8.7
  • 8.9
  • 8.9
  • 9
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentDec 5 2019
Staff was efficient, thorough.
2.0 MediocreOct 25 2018
I couldnt use a debit card. I never even got a car.
10.0 ExcellentNov 5 2017
Amazing customer service. Megan was extremely wonderful and helpful at the Erie airport. She brightened our day :)
9.6 ExcellentApr 18 2017
Got a free upgrade and pick-up and drop-off were quick and easy. The car was clean.Car was in need of maintenance; particularly oil and it kept beeping with a notification. Other than that, everything was great.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 28 2017
100% satisfactionSpot on, customer service was exceptional. Everything but customer satisfaction was guaranteed. Price was also affordable.Nothing to complain about
10.0 ExcellentDec 10 2016
The service provided by the employees/agents were excellent. They were courteous & helpful.
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From $44/dayRated #3
Enterprise
Cheapest deal
Most popular
8.4 Excellent (18 reviews)
3 locations in Erie
Enterprise
Locations in Erie
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 8
  • 8.6
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreOct 16 2020
They canceled my reservation three days before I was expected to pickup the car stating they don’t take debit cards.
6.0 GoodOct 16 2019
Drop off was super easy.Telling the customer all the facts and not throwing me under the bus when I’m 400 miles from home and HAVE to have a car that I don’t get it for the price I received for!!!
8.8 ExcellentAug 3 2019
I got the type of car I reserved. Car was clean and ready to go. Staff got me taken care of fairly quick.The fuel charges were not explained well. I missunderstood the final bill and thought I was overcharged but I think the fuel charges get sorted later after fueling.
10.0 ExcellentApr 14 2019
On the very last day I did not get the gentleman's name. But he had blonde hair. But he was very polite and announced me by my last name which I love! It shows he has manners and did not call me by my first name. It was pretty crowded but I got out at a efficient time.When I first checked in Miss Kristen had call me by my first name I like to be called by my last name. Otherwise everything else was great and she upgraded me to a full size car without additional cost. I did not expect that great customer service!
7.2 GoodMar 19 2019
Pick upHaving a full tank
10.0 ExcellentOct 27 2018
Clean and affordable late model vehicles.Great customer service! My vehicle was ready when I arrived to pick it up. The cost was quite competitive, and the 2018 Nissan Versa that I rented exhibited no problems during use.
5.2 OkayMar 27 2017
The car I got (Chevy Cruz) got good gas mileage, ran well. Had no issues to hinder my weekend events. TYThis was not what I ordered. I ordered a Nissan Altima or better and got a chevy cruz. (at least 2 downgrades) with no explanation. Also was given max insurance when I asked for the $20 total/per day and he still gave me the $27 total/per day. Was dissappointed in the way this like I was manipulated from the start. :(
8.8 ExcellentDec 14 2016
Dont take the airport enterprise unless you are flcar was awesomeThe airport Enterprise would not let me rent without a credit (not debit card) unless I had a return flight number. We went to the local Enterprise and was able to rent by payng the 2 weeks in advance, which I was ok with. Almost ruined my vacation!
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From $48/dayRated #4
Avis
6.9 Good (4 reviews)
2 locations in Erie
Avis
Locations in Erie
  • 5.9
  • 6.9
  • 6.9
  • 7.4
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodJun 3 2021
Pick-up and drop-off went wellRental car had a slight smell of 2nd hand cigarette smoke. I didn't want to be charged for the odor, so I raised a 'big stink'!
From $54/dayRated #5
Hertz
6 Good (11 reviews)
1 location in Erie
Hertz
Locations in Erie
  • 5.6
  • 5.6
  • 5.8
  • 5.2
  • 5.4
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 28 2021
No unable to rent car because they run a credit check. i was paying cash. the credit agencies control everything about our ives. it is an abuse of personal information. Based in only partial information, does not include 50 years of on time monthly expense payments like electric, rent, water, phone.Apparently they all require this was only an attempt to guarantee i had a way to the airpirt very early morning. Fortunately, my UBER driver back home, agreed to pick me up at 6 a.m. and take me there. Who really needs a fucking rental car anyway.
6.0 GoodMar 27 2021
Having a carGuy at service desk was VERY rude. Car has dents, scrapes and a cigarette burn in the passenger seat.
2.0 MediocreFeb 22 2021
Better description on what is needed to rent vehicals
6.0 GoodAug 6 2020
Pickup was fine. Drop-off location is closed. Hertz has the correct location on their website, however KAYAK is listing a CLOSED location.
5.6 OkayJul 28 2019
The staff was very quick and got me in-and-out fast on both the pick up and drop off.The car was a crappier model than what I was expecting. There was some sort of mechanical issue that was causing vibration and noise. It smelled like it had been smoked in for all of its 14,000 miles. The steering wheel was sticky. The vehicle braked suddenly and unexpectedly while I was driving.
8.0 ExcellentApr 10 2017
They were there in a pinchThe godawful car that I got from the Newark Hertz got a flat tire and the Pocono Township Hertz was nearby. They let us swap out the bad car for one that had four working tires.It would have been nice if I didn't have to stop here in the first place.
Easirent
1 location in Erie
Easirent
Locations in Erie
Recent reviews
From $65/day
National
1 location in Erie
National
Locations in Erie
Recent reviews
Rent-A-Wreck
1 location in Erie
Rent-A-Wreck
Locations in Erie
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in Erie
Sunnycars
Locations in Erie
Recent reviews
76 travelers who rented a car in Erie gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.9

Car rental locations in or near Erie

Good to know

Most popular agency

Enterprise

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$66/day

Good deal

$49/day

When to book a rental car in Erie

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

Car rental insurance in Erie

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Erie 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 Erie.

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 Erie car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Erie

  • Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority (EMT) manages the city’s transit buses, the downtown circulator, and the Bayliner Trolley that you can use to get around the city cheaply. Like in any other city, EMT facilities have the limitation of pre-decided routes and schedules that Erie car rentals help you break free from. Besides enjoying a luxury experience with car rentals in Erie, you’ll be able to explore the city as you wish. For instance, renting a car will allow you to visit key sites, such as the Erie Zoo, Presque Isle State Park, Asbury Woods, among other places within and further from the city. You can also rush to urgent meetings and take impromptu detours without the added stress of waiting to catch a certain bus and finding your way around the city on foot.
  • Erie International Airport is six miles from the central business district of Erie. For convenience, the car rental center is located on the airport’s premises. There are various Erie car rentals in the rental center, including Avis, Enterprise, Alamo, Budget, Hertz, Easirent, National, and Sunnycars. The rental representatives can be found at the counters near the boarding gate, where you’ll be given the rental car’s keys and proceed to pick the car at the baggage claim area. The aforementioned rental companies also provide shuttle buses that’ll pick you up at the terminal and take you to nearby off-airport locations.
  • Erie is common with jaywalking and cyclists who aren’t keen on following traffic rules, so be cautious when driving around. To maintain highway safety, the Department of Transport responsible for the city roads may restrict vehicles from using certain roads or temporally lower speed limits due to winter conditions. Always be vigilant for such restrictions. It’s challenging to drive in the winter, as the roads tend to be slippery and with limited visibility. When driving in such conditions, give trailers space, drive slowly, and pay attention to people.
  • During a normal workweek, rush hour in Erie begins at around 6:30am and peaks from around 7:30am to 8am. Congestion starts clearing slowly, and the traffic starts moving normally at around 8:30am. It then slows down again at around 5pm, comes to a standstill at around 6pm, starts moving by around 7pm, and clears around 7:30pm. To avoid wasting an hour or so in the traffic, leave earlier or wait until the traffic congestion clears after the peak hours. Avoid Interstate 90, the 1-79, and the freeways altogether during rush hours.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Erie for $49 or less
  • Book your rental car in Erie at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Erie are around 34% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Economy rental cars in Erie are around 14% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Erie

  • Some car rental companies in Erie which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Enterprise, Budget and Alamo

  • On average a rental car in Erie costs $66 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Budget ($45/day), Avis ($54/day) and Hertz ($69/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Budget 4135 West 12th Street 16505 (5 miles from city center).

  • The average gas price in Erie is $3.63 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $44 and $58, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Erie.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Erie airport include Enterprise, Budget, Alamo, Avis, Hertz and National.

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

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

  • A Economy car rental in Erie costs $70 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Erie costs $74 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Erie costs $105 per day, on average.

  • In Erie, cars are most frequently rented at Avis 4135 West 12th Street (5 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Erie costs $461 per week ($66 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Erie costs $1,977 per month ($66 per day).

  • Car rentals in Erie provide perfect ways to explore Erie. If you’re driving alone in the CDB, a compact or mid-range car will be just fine. If you want to travel and explore further away from the town, say, travel to places like Lake Erie, you may want to choose a 4WD vehicle.

  • Unless posted otherwise, drive below 25mph in nearly all Erie’s streets. For freeways and interstates under the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, the speed limits keep changing from place to place and at times temporarily lowered due to adverse winter weather conditions. For example, during winter, the speed limit of some portion of Interstates 79 and 80 may be dropped to 45mph.

  • The average gas price in Erie ranges from around $2.55 to $3.15. Gas prices tend to increase as you move towards the central business district. Pilot gas station at 8935 Perry Hwy usually sells gas at a cheaper rate.

  • Parking in Erie is hassle-free, and the charges are more reasonable. Erie Parking Authority manages all on-street maters, which are about 1400 distributed across the city. Costs range from around $0.25/20min to $0.25/h depending on location, further from the CBD being cheaper. The parking meters are programmed to accept either the American quarters or tokens. If they malfunction, you can pay online using a mobile application, MeterEZ.

  • 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!).