Pros: The staff was very friendly and pick up and drop off we very easy.Cons: We originally requested a Jetta or similar size vehicle because we were going out of state and were trying to save on fuel costs. When we arrived to pick the vehicle up, we were told nothing of that size was available and we were offered a Nissan SUV or a pickup truck as an "Upgrade". If you are not going to have the requested vehicle , you should inform the customer so they can decide if the "upgrade" is worth it beforehand and have an opportunity to check with another location or another company. It was not a bad experience, just would have appreciated a choice.
10.0 ExcellentJul 11 2020
Pros: Yes, very efficient!
8.8 ExcellentJun 23 2020
Pros: Staff was great car was clean.Cons: On kayak I added the Insurance for 11 dollars per day. Once I arrived at Enterprise I was told it’s 18 dollars per day. The old bait and switch, this is crappy and should not happen.
9.2 ExcellentFeb 12 2020
Cons: Really all expectations were met but z little unnecessary haggling over quotes price vs what it became when I got tp pick up spot. All got sorted and was a fair value, just read papers before signong
6.4 GoodAug 5 2019
Pros: Everyone I spoke to was helpful. They provided electronic copies of everything, so it saves paper and the environment, plus convenient. They had vehicle I requested and quickly got me in it when we arrived at the location. Drop off after trip was simple too.Cons: I scheduled a pick up at least a day in advance and waited over an hour for the ride to appear. I rented a minivan (reserved in January and got it in August) and they asked if I would switch down because they were short on vans that day. The van wasn't totally clean. Nor was I offered prepaid fuel.
9.6 ExcellentJun 27 2019
Pros: Staff was extremely helpful and friendly. Car was clean.Cons: I really prefer when rentals start with a full gas tank. I always end up putting more gas in than I used when I start with a partial tank.
10.0 ExcellentOct 8 2018
Pros: Everything went as planned and everything they told me they would do they did. No surprises along the way and no unexpected charges. People were great and things were ready on time. Could not ask for anything more.
10.0 ExcellentSep 12 2018
Truck rentalPros: Excellent service, helpful staff easy pick up and drop off. Convenient location , an overall pleasant experience with good value.Cons: I have no negative comments about my experience.
9.6 ExcellentJun 4 2018
Thrifty RentalPros: Very easy rental process.Cons: I had asked prior to arriving bing to save a Toyota FourRunner. Manager said they would try to hold one as there were several available. When I arrived the next day, the attendant said none were available nor had he seen one for quite awhile. This was at a small airport and I cannot believe the vehicle turn over would be that great in a 24 hour period.
10.0 ExcellentMay 1 2017
Pros: I liked that the Nissan Sentra had electronic seats so that they could be adjusted since I am petite. Staff was very nice and accommodating.Cons: I originally scheduled to get a pick-up truck (NEW Nissan Titan) which they had however, it only had manual adjusting seats so I could not adjust it for my size; could not see over the dash! The truck did not have a bed liner which should be standard on the vehicle.
Pros: The staff was nice, and the process of picking up and dropping off was super-fast and easy.Cons: I got a hot deal car, so my expectations were extremely low, and still the car did not live up. I got an ugly blue Chevy Spark. The car was TINY, both front to back and side to side - I've been in go-carts with more room. I'm not even 6' tall, and I barely fit. My brother and I literally couldn't fit in this car together at the same time. This was bad enough, but what I paid per day was nearly twice what I've paid for a Mercedes or BMW in the past. Sadly this was still the best experience I've had renting a car in Ft. Wayne. Somehow compacts have moved up to midsized status (e.g. Rav4), and prices have still gone up. This whole mess has made me less likely to rent a car, less likely to fly, less likely to travel as a whole.
7.6 GoodNov 14 2020
Pros: Staff was great. Had to extend for 24 hours very easily done. Very accommodatingCons: We wanted a Tahoe. Replacement car was a Nissan. Hated everything about the car. Not a equal replacement size, comfort or drive ability wise at all
7.6 GoodJun 2 2020
Cons: When we picked up the car it was only half full of gas. We also we're not able to rent car seats for our twin two year olds. The counter person was pleasant but less than helpful. When we returned the car the counter person was awesome. I wish car seat rental options were available when reserving the vehicle.
10.0 ExcellentJul 26 2019
Pros: Staff was wonderful
5.2 OkayApr 10 2019
Cons: I reserved a mini van 3 months ago and when I went to pick it up they didn’t have any. They gave me an explorer. That’s not what I needed. I needed a mini van. We had to change our whole vacation and it was terrible!
10.0 ExcellentDec 3 2018
Pros: Polite, prompt, clean, less expensive. Very nice.
7.6 GoodOct 8 2018
Pros: easy pick up and drop off, friendly and helpful staff.Cons: Old car, a bit musty and dirty.
8.0 ExcellentJul 2 2018
Vehicle not availablePros: I reserved a month in advance hoping to get the caravan reserved. They upgraded me to a pickup ( since I had a large item to transport) with a dis pint for not having available what I needed. They were very sincere about helping me get what I needed to replace the caravanCons: The vehicle I reserved not being available when I had requested it a month in advance.
2.0 MediocreMay 29 2018
Wrong rentalPros: The car was greatCons: Found out upon my return that the car assigned to my car rental agreement was switched with another person who had my same last name, and I had his. This placed several holds on my credit card for entire payments for a more expensive car than mine.
2.0 MediocreNov 28 2017
Bad dealPros: Good price onlineCons: It said unlimited miles on line. But they had a limit of 750 miles for a week rental. I canceled the rental.
Pros: Rental representative last Thursday was very professional and patient. 😊😊😊
10.0 ExcellentJun 7 2021
Pros: Rental representative last Thursday morning was superb😊
10.0 ExcellentJun 7 2021
Pros: Convenience, rental representative (very busy solo effort and patient), price for the season. Much better overall experience and price than Enterprise/National rental. 👍👍Cons: Unlimited miles with unlimited gas (lol).
10.0 ExcellentJan 11 2021
Pros: Friendly and helpful staff.Cons: More clarity on drop off, where specifically to park, etc.
3.6 MediocreSep 28 2020
Pros: staff was rude and very not helpful and nastyCons: price and customer service
2.0 MediocreDec 9 2019
Cons: I was told at the fort wayne airport if i got gas thru them the charge of $30 would be pro rated in South bend based on what i used Well SB they said no no no we dont take off $ amount based on usage when all i used was a 1/4 tank so what the original fee was $68 turned out to be $122.72 also the drop off in SB was a nightmare to just to find it and parking lot dark and i had to find someone in lot to help me. finally found a guy n then he was of very little help
2.0 MediocreJun 26 2019
Cons: Hertz called me 14 hours before my trip and canceled my reservation. They said they had no vehicle for me. Hertz sucks and so does Kayak.
2.0 MediocreJun 11 2019
Pros: The agent was wonderful but there was a long lineCons: I made a reservation for a car pickup at the airport but when I got there, I was told that my pickup was six miles away. Thank God the agent was able to find me a car
7.6 GoodApr 30 2019
Pros: Jaigon (no idea how to spell his name but y’all, red-headed gentleman) was awesome! He was kind, nice, easy to talk to and worked his butt off to get us going and out with the vehicle. When I came back to drop off, he took the keys and told me he’d send the receipt. I was in and out. He is great!Cons: We got there at 1:00pm. Walked in to no one in the office but heard voices in the back. I went back and found 2 employees “on their lunch break”. No one else to help us, they didn’t stop eating. 17 min later, Jaigon came in and helped us. Had I not needed the car, I would have left. I was not happy.
6.0 GoodFeb 21 2019
Pros: Our car had serious mechanical issues with the right rear. Made horrible sound. Wipers should have been replaced. This car should not have been rented out until repaired and reinspected. Dangerous!?!!Cons: Have another car available but the city was completely out of rental cars....
Cons: I made my reservation, received my confirmation. I go to pick up the car, stand in line for 30 minutes, only to be told they don't have any cars! The rep very nonchalantly advised she doesn't know why reservations are still being allowed to be made when there are no cars and there won't be any.
3.6 MediocreMar 7 2019
Cons: I was told i would be getting a SUV of the size approximate to Grand Cherokee. I recieved a small SUV ( equinox) that was NOT awd or 4x4 which is what i was needing ( trip north.) When i arrived they didnt have that vehicle ready and i had to wait over an hour to get my vehicle, making me late.
6.8 GoodAug 21 2018
Room for improvementPros: The Honda Civic drove good; had good gas mileage , and overall, performed as expectedCons: The driver and passenger seats were hard as a rock ( I understand that the rental company can’t do much about hard seats ). The airport representative had the personality of a dead fish
2.0 MediocreJul 25 2018
Cons: we didn't get the car, they accepted our Visa/debit card for the reservation, however, after driving 35 miles out of our way to the airport to pickup in our motor home & showing multiple ID, including Cash, they don't accept cash nor debit card ! We have credit card, forgot to bring new one in wallet, we had the expired one. This is not stated on their website anywhere, since when is cash or Debit/ Visa not good? It isn't like they cannot obtain $ instantly, nor bill for more. Very frustrating. will never rent from them again !
10.0 ExcellentJun 2 2018
Pros: Mostly everythingCons: Only the self service didn’t work properly
4.0 OkayDec 31 2017
No wiper fluid, smelled like smokePros: Comfy interiorCons: I was stuck driving through a winter snowstorm with absolutely no windshield wiper fluid. This was very dangerous
10.0 ExcellentDec 22 2017
Warm reception in cold climatePros: The entire experience was great. From the driver to getting my car. Then returning the car was very easy and your staff was fantastic! Will definitely rent from you again.
10.0 ExcellentDec 10 2017
Pros: great car
4.0 OkayOct 27 2017
Pros: The car was only a short walk from rental desk.Cons: The inside of car was dirty and smelled like cigarette smoke. The inside windows hadn't been cleaned in sometime. Lack of of attention to details. The rental clerk seemed somewhat aloof and it appeared he would have been more comfortable working in a position of not having to deal with the public.
8.4 ExcellentOct 27 2017
Cons: I do not like carrying two keys ! They are even held together with a wire cable. Way to big, bulky.
Pros: Quick and easy pickup and drop off.Cons: Windshield washer fluid was low and ran out. They discounted for my inconvenience.
6.8 GoodJan 28 2020
Pros: Reserved the rental months a head of time saving me quite a bit of money.Cons: The charge that was put on hold on my account was an astronomical price compared to what I paid for the entire rental. I'm talking they put a hold on almost 4 times the amount of the entire rental.
3.6 MediocreDec 20 2019
Cons: Rent a medium class car, and receive a compact car very frustrating
8.0 ExcellentSep 17 2018
Pros: Was great for our need
10.0 ExcellentJan 30 2018
Bang for your buck without waisting your time!Pros: The transaction was quick and easy with no hassle.Cons: No complaints.
2.0 MediocreApr 10 2017
TerribleCons: I have rented a car with my bank credit/debit card for the last 3 years...Unbeknownst to me they now require a major credit card which I didn't find out until I was at the counter. If this was disclosed prior I could have made other arrangements. Instead I was totally left on the day we were leaving without a car. I will never use Thrifty
6.0 GoodApr 25 2016
Ehh..Pros: InexpensiveCons: Vehicle had stains on seats. Marked up on the bumper. Very uncomfortable seats. Plus it was a junk kia.
10.0 ExcellentOct 27 2015
Great pricePros: Car was comfortable, clean and got good gas mileage. Love the ease of renting out of Fort Wayne.Cons: Nothing
Pros: NothingCons: Despite my confirmed reservation, the Budget counter was CLOSED upon my arrival. I could not get my car. Neighboring agency counter said, "they keep odd hours". Will never use them again, anywhere.
2.0 MediocreFeb 13 2021
Cons: Budget was closed and the next day when I spoke with somebody was told that there was nothing that can be done call the 800 number terrible customer service
2.0 MediocreJan 23 2021
Pros: Don’t know. They wouldn’t let me rent a carCons: You can’t rent a car here without a credit card. I only have a bank debit MasterCard. Other places like Hertz and Enterprise are fine with a bank card. So I was left stranded and had to go to another place.
10.0 ExcellentNov 11 2019
Pros: Super friendly staff. Gave me an option to get a challenger RT instead of a Hyundai.
4.0 OkaySep 7 2019
Pros: Convenient locations for pickup and dropoff.Cons: Less trying to sell an upgrade. Accurate and/or full fuel at pickup. Cleanliness of windows. Wait time at dropoff.
7.2 GoodAug 1 2019
Pros: Vehicle was nice, clean and new.Cons: They allowed me to book the pickup at 6 pm when they close at 6pm. I was running a little late and they closed. I had to pick up the car the next morning.
3.2 MediocreJan 13 2018
no car for reservationPros: nothingCons: had car reserved at 5pm. no car. at 6:30 was told the only way to get a car was to drive to airport 12mi in the rain and the roads were not yet melted. I could not get info on how many walk-ins they had given cars to that afternoon. I missed a 630 meeting and had to cross town to get car. car wa not full of gas (down one mark) but paperwork aid full.I had no choice because I ha to driver to ORD in the morning and could not get another car. This is my last "Budget" car. John
6.8 GoodAug 1 2017
Pros: Easy to get in and out ofCons: The price I was told was 50 for the car and when I turned the car in it was 160. Thats a huge price difference!
2.0 MediocreMay 11 2017
Cons: While booking please consider the customer request ,please do not give address when the customer aakes for airport location.please pop up a message saying it is bring booked at diffetent place
4.0 OkayApr 9 2017
Never again.Pros: The car was great on gas.Cons: The employees were rude, windows were dirty on the inside of the car and the window wipers were bad. Mind you we drove through the mountains in the rain. Had to pull over because we couldn't see. And once I told the associate at drop off, I was blatantly ignored. Never will go there again.
Using public transport has its advantages, but a car rental in Fort Wayne is a more convenient choice since it allows you to explore Fort Wayne regions that are inaccessible otherwise. It also grants you more flexibility because you don’t have to worry about when, or where to get public transport. Car rentals ensure your comfort and ease of movement around Fort Wayne.
Most Fort Wayne car rentals in the city have pick-up and drop-off points at or near the Fort Wayne Airport, making it easy to drive into the city and to a hotel or other areas within the region. Car rental companies, such as Budget, are located within the airport premises, which makes it convenient and quick to pick up the rental car of your choice. Other car rental companies are located within walking distance from the airport. These companies include Hertz, located near Olympic Village, Dollar, Thrifty, Avis, National, and Alamo, among many others.
Like most big cities with an increased number of vehicles on the road at any particular time, exercising extreme caution cannot be stressed enough, especially where normal traffic flow has been disrupted. For instance, drive carefully when nearing construction projects, interchange modifications, and county concrete pavement replacement that tends to lower or obscure visibility. When driving out of the city, remember to set your GPS before starting your journey.
In Fort Wayne, rush hour is around 5pm to 6pm on weekdays. It is recommended to drive before or after 5pm and 6pm respectively. Even so, the rush hour is relatively smooth, with less clogging up of cars compared to other cities. Remember to be aware and follow traffic regulations as you navigate Fort Wayne’s streets.
25% of our users found rental cars in Fort Wayne for $35 or less
Book your rental car in Fort Wayne at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
Compact rental cars in Fort Wayne are around 34% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about renting a car in Fort Wayne
Some car rental companies in Fort Wayne which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Hertz, Enterprise and Dollar
On average a rental car in Fort Wayne costs $47 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Budget ($44/day), Avis ($47/day) and Hertz ($51/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Budget 814 West Coliseum Boulevard 46808 (3 miles from city center).
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Fort Wayne are Enterprise (8.6, 103 reviews), Hertz (7.3, 52 reviews), and Dollar (7.2, 51 reviews).
The average gas price in Fort Wayne is $3.36 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $40 and $54, depending on the car size.
Standard (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Fort Wayne.
A Standard car rental in Fort Wayne costs $41 per day, on average.
A Economy car rental in Fort Wayne costs $49 per day, on average.
A Mini car rental in Fort Wayne costs $78 per day, on average.
In Fort Wayne, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 725 West Coliseum Blvd (3 miles from city center).
On average a rental car in Fort Wayne costs $330 per week ($47 per day).
On average a rental car in Fort Wayne costs $1,416 per month ($47 per day).
Popular vehicles for cruising the city roads are mid-sized compact vehicles, cross overs, and SUVs. Since Fort Wayne’s roads are well maintained, and the city’s topography is relatively flat, you can choose a 2-wheel drive rental car with a small fuel-efficient engine. If you are planning on off-roading, such as going to the off-road trails around Fort Wayne, Indiana, or visiting Cedar Creek Canyon, search for 4x4s or off-road cars for rent in Fort Wayne through KAYAK.
The overall speed limit is 25 to 30mph in urban districts. However, this may change depending on the region you are in. For instance, school zones’ speed limit is usually between 20mph to 25mph during school hours. On highways on the interstate’s national system, for example, the speed limit is 70mph. Also, outside urbanized areas, the speed limit is 70mph. After picking up your car at one of the Fort Wayne car rentals, it is important to adhere to the speed limits as there are traffic cameras in the intersections. Also, when driving in or out of Downtown Fort Wayne, pay close attention to the SafePace digital radar speed signs, which are designed to slow motorists down.
The average price of gas in Fort Wayne approximately $2.31 to $2.35 per gallon. There are gas stations around the airport, but they tend to be more expensive. After choosing a rental car in Fort Wayne that meets all your travel needs, go to some of the city’s cheap gas stations, such as Marathon Gas Station, Shell, and GetGo Gas Station, for a quick refill.
Fort Wayne has many parking lots where parking charges range from about $1 to $4 per hour. The parking lots include PNC Bank Garage, which charges about $2 every 2h. City Center Garage charges about $1 for 1h and an additional $1 for each extra hour, and the Town Center Garage charges about $2 every 2h. Other parking lots include First Source Garage, PNC Building Garage, and PNC Bank. Parking tickets in Fort Wayne can be paid either with coins or using credit or debit cards. Note that some parking garages operate 24/7 while others, such as PNC Bank Garage, are only open to the public during certain hours and days of the week.
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!).