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Gatlinburg, TN
Dec 12 — Dec 19
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Gatlinburg car rental information

Pick-up locationGatlinburg
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Convertible, Coupe, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Luxury SUV, Mini, Minivan, Open air all terrain, Passenger van, Pickup truck, Premium, Premium SUV, SUV, Standard, Standard SUV, Standard station wagon, Supplier choice
Popular agenciesSurprise Agency, Hertz, Thrifty, Enterprise, Budget

Cheap car rentals in Gatlinburg

$20/dayEconomy
$20/dayCompact
$25/dayIntermediate
$33/dayStandard
$26/dayFull-size
$59/dayMinivan
$74/dayFull-size SUV
$60/dayMini
$52/dayPremium
$35/dayPassenger van
$63/dayLuxury
$70/dayConvertible
$46/dayPickup truck
$89/dayPremium SUV
$32/daySupplier choice
$33/dayIntermediate SUV
$52/dayCompact SUV
$54/dayStandard SUV
$75/dayStandard station wagon
$108/dayOpen air all terrain
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Gatlinburg car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Alamo
Best rated
8.4 Excellent (189 reviews)
1 location in Gatlinburg
Alamo
Locations in Gatlinburg
2055 Alcoa Hwy+1 844 868 8507
Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 21:00
Sunday08:00 - 21:00
  • 8.4
  • 8.5
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentAug 18 2020
Cons: Car smelled of stale cigarette smoke. Nasty
10.0 ExcellentAug 13 2020
Pros: Friendly helpful easy good experience.Cons: Nothing, good experience, but the bottom line that I rented from Alamo was it was the best price out of all the competition.
5.6 OkayAug 8 2020
Cons: The inside of the windshield very dirty
10.0 ExcellentAug 2 2020
Pros: From pick up to drop off everything was easy and great. All Alamo representatives were great.Cons: Nothing, it was all good. Great easy rental experience.
6.0 GoodFeb 3 2020
Cons: Nice car that we picked up at the Knoxville airport TYS.... we had a frriendly staff but they sent us to the parking lot to get car without any staff checking the mini van with us. When we drove 2 hours to drop it off at the Tri Cities airport TRI... we left key with the staff without anyone checking the car again but simply handing them the keys and saying goodbye .I got a call later that evening asking about a dent somewhere on the car.... I explained we had not reviewed the car with the Knoxville staff and we had no incidences in the 3 hours we had the car.... BUT both staffs should have looked and reviewed the car before and after use with me so that all would have been documented and there would have been no questions. Thank you Amy Williams 423-360-7369
10.0 ExcellentFeb 2 2020
Pros: Pick up at counter was superb. Staff was great!
8.4 ExcellentDec 31 2019
Pros: The staff were great. When I picked up the car, the exterior was NOT clean. When I returned it, I told the rep about my experience and she made it "all right" by giving me an expected credit. That was really a nice touch.
8.0 ExcellentNov 25 2019
Pros: Car was great, quoted price was good but bc my plane was an hour early the charges for $100 , 25% higher. i could see an extra $20 or something for the extra hour but 100 is ridiculous. I dropped it off early to see if I get that miney back, still have not seen a receipt so i have no idea what I paid for this car the other day.
10.0 ExcellentNov 9 2019
Pros: very good staff
10.0 ExcellentNov 3 2019
Pros: The staff was nice and helpful making an easy pick up and drop off.
From $41/dayRated #2
Enterprise
Most popular
8.1 Excellent (58 reviews)
4 locations in Gatlinburg
Enterprise
Locations in Gatlinburg
2010 Airport Hotel Dr+1 833 886 0851
Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 21:00
Sunday08:00 - 21:00
2306 Alcoa Hwy+1 865 984 8448
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
736 W Main St+1 865 908 3044
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
864 West Highway 25/70+1 423 613 5647
Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 8
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
  • 8.1
  • 8
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJul 15 2020
Pros: They called and cancel my car rental. They did not try to help me get another car,Cons: There was an other car in a different office but we did have a car to go to the other office
7.2 GoodJul 7 2020
Cons: Èverything but pick up was positive. Line to pick up car was long. Waited 45 min to get to the counter. Then had to wait 20 min for the vehicle to be ready.
8.0 ExcellentMay 30 2020
Pros: Pick up was good. Drop off no one anywhere so had to leave keys in a box. Would have like a to be checked out and get a receipt.Cons: The tumbler when you turned the key stuck sometimes so you had to play with it to get it to turn. New Car strange!
8.8 ExcellentOct 8 2019
Pros: Pick-up took a little longer
10.0 ExcellentAug 23 2019
Pros: Staff lovely! Car ready, clean, new
5.6 OkayJan 24 2019
Cons: Filled up tank prior to drop off, used at most .5 gallons of gasoline and was then charged for 2 gallons despite the “miles remaining” being 40 more than when I picked it up. Also, was told to either pay the deductible for my insurance or purchase $25 waiver not sure if this is a new thing or what.
8.8 ExcellentNov 11 2018
Good ValuePros: Nice car at a reasonable price.Cons: Staff was a little less than responsive. Sort of “ho hum”. Didn’t explain things very well.
5.6 OkaySep 24 2018
Great price, lousy servicePros: I can’t think of one positive noteCons: Customer service was horrible, drop off was especially poor. The representative acted as if doing his job was an inconvenience. I have never seen worse service with any car rental agency.
8.4 ExcellentAug 19 2018
Great CrewPros: The transition was smooth...great kids working the location.Cons: I didn't get the vehicle I requested but got a good alternative. Again, the staff working the location made an obvious effort to satisfy me. Kudos to the crew.
10.0 ExcellentJan 28 2018
Pros: just my size.and comfortable
From $60/dayRated #3
Thrifty
7 Good (94 reviews)
1 location in Gatlinburg
Thrifty
Locations in Gatlinburg
2055 Alcoa Hwy+1 865 342 3250
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
  • 7.3
  • 7.4
  • 6.7
  • 6.7
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreOct 5 2020
Pros: Nothing!!!!!Cons: Arrived at the airport early/on time Went to the rental desk and gave the gentleman my name , he just laughed out loud at me and said they did not have any cars left , when asked how that could be correct as I had reservations and had prepaid he just laughed again ( out loud) and said ya... crazy isn’t it and refused to talk to me any more about it Thank goodness national/enterprise was open and they more then helpful with me to get me in a car I will not use Triffty car rental ever again and I’m on the fence about price line ( I will have to see how getting my money back goes first ) awful experience was so upset , thank goodness for National/enterprise....... I mad it to my only sons wedding
9.6 ExcellentJul 19 2020
Pros: The car was good, cleanCons: The car rental place was good but pickup and return we had to approach them. they never came to us.
2.0 MediocreJun 1 2020
Pros: RudeCons: Would not rent to me due to my license would not swipe in the card reader. Was stuck without a rental car for multiple hours. Finalyy had luck with Avis. No license swipe required.
8.8 ExcellentJul 4 2018
Thrifty car rentalPros: Car as expected, friendly person at the counterCons: Disappointed that I had to pay extra to add a second driver (my spouse).
2.0 MediocreJun 26 2018
Cons: Had a reservation for 12:00. When I arrived, they informed me that they would not have any cars until 2:30.
8.4 ExcellentApr 24 2018
An "okay" rental this time...Pros: The staff was very friendly, and the rate was inexpensive.Cons: The ad said that I would be getting a Chevy Malibu or similar, only to be given a Jeep Renegade 4x4. Just not the type of vehicle to drive on a long road trip.
4.4 OkayFeb 14 2018
Pros: The person at the counter was nice but not accomodatingCons: I reserved a car for a price and when I get there, the special was a pick up truck. If I needed a pick up truck, i would just specifically order one. Then I had to pay more for a compact care. The old bait and switch. I was disappointed. I could have gotten the same car with a competitor for less.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 12 2018
Honeymoon carPros: We got upgraded!
3.6 MediocreNov 29 2017
Just a headacheCons: Originally the car was supposed to be 150 total but ended up being 350 for absolute nonsense reasons. I never get insurance on a rental because i have insurance myself. it seems they always charge you for it though. The car was very dirty inside with stains on the front passenger seat and hair in the trunk (likely from an animal).
10.0 ExcellentNov 13 2017
Pros: I really enjoyed driving the car. I have had several rentals before and your car was far better.Cons: Nothing
From $31/dayRated #4
Dollar
Cheapest deal
6.9 Good (60 reviews)
1 location in Gatlinburg
Dollar
Locations in Gatlinburg
2055 Alcoa Hwy+1 865 342 3250
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
  • 7.1
  • 7.4
  • 6.7
  • 6.8
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJun 10 2020
Pros: NothingCons: The reservation did not work. Terms and conditions applied that more than doubled the price (drop off fee). The agent at the desk was rude and unhelpful. Ended up going to Alamo which offered a decent price on the spot.
2.0 MediocreDec 16 2019
Cons: They had canceled our reservation and car not available. Our flight canceled and rescheduled to later in day- not under our control. Sales person not nice and seemed bothered that we were bothering her. Not helpful at all. We rented from budget - they were very helpful and actually less expensive
8.0 ExcellentSep 22 2018
Cons: I didn’t go to Alcoa wrong person
2.0 MediocreMar 21 2018
Will never use Dollar againPros: NothingCons: I booked a one-way rental, yet when I arrived at the airport the clerk told me they didn't do one-way rentals from this location. I showed her my reservation and she said too bad, it is not possible. She refused to let me speak with a manager (until the next day). I had to go through another rental company which ended up costing me more since it was last-minute.
6.0 GoodJan 30 2018
Pros: Overall it was ok! Great vehicleCons: The lady wasn't at the desk when we showed up and there were some hidden fees that were unexpected that were not on the email confirmation. Other than that it was good
6.0 GoodDec 7 2017
Pros: Price; pick-up clerk was friendly; drop off clerk was friendly.Cons: Stains on seats; previous damage - front bumper was slightly separated from car body - previous damage; handed 2 parts of 3 part form to note damage but no one at guard shack to accept noted damages; no cruise control that I could find.
6.8 GoodSep 26 2017
Fine car, contained a mousePros: Car was fine, was able to get everything set up while I waited for my bagsCons: There was a mouse in the car. I could hear it running around and saw it sitting on the seat once.
4.0 OkayAug 17 2017
Car unavailable and additional feesCons: Only trucks were available (at additional cost) and an additional $7 fee would be added based on the region in which the vehicle would be used.
3.2 MediocreJul 30 2017
Slow ServicePros: Not MuchCons: Had to stand at counter 45 Minutes to pick up car, I have been overcharged by $31,still waiting for the adjustment
2.0 MediocreJul 28 2017
No cars to be found.Pros: Reserved a car online on a third-party travel website at a great price.Cons: Arrived at McGhee-Tyson Airport in Knoxville and found an unmanned rental counter with a line 7-people deep. One of the customers in line said a rental agent had left with a customer and said he'd be back in 15-20 minutes. Another customer called Dollar and was told there were no cars available. At that point, I also called Dollar and was told that no cars would be available for three days and that I could get on a waiting list. It being nearly 10pm, I asked them to cancel my reservation. Because all of the other rental companies were also out of cars, I ended up paying $40 for a cab and then having to deal with acquiring a car offsite for a good part of the following day. And paying $50 extra to return that car to the airport at the end of the week. That wasn't Dollar, but it would have been avoided if Dollar had come through. Apparently, having a reservation means nothing anymore.
Rated #5
National
8.9 Excellent (8 reviews)
1 location in Gatlinburg
National
Locations in Gatlinburg
2055 Alcoa Hwy+1 844 868 8508
Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 21:00
Sunday08:00 - 21:00
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentOct 26 2020
Pros: Easy to pick up the car and to return it before they opened.
10.0 ExcellentSep 8 2020
Pros: Becca at the Knoxville Airport was extremely helpful and very professional.
10.0 ExcellentJul 23 2019
Pros: The pickup and drop off process was very quick and easy. We were also given the option for an SUV, which I was thrilled to accept!
10.0 ExcellentDec 17 2016
Excellent service and carPros: No deposit in advance as well as no credit. However, they have a perfect customer service in general. Furthermore, I like the way of charging for the full tank in advance. Thus make me not to worry about gas when I return the car.Cons: N/A
Eagle Rent A Car
1 location in Gatlinburg
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in Gatlinburg
305 Business St
Recent reviews
From $40/day
Hertz
1 location in Gatlinburg
Hertz
Locations in Gatlinburg
2007 Roberts Ct+1 865 213 7069
Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Recent reviews
409 travelers who rented a car in Gatlinburg gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.8

Car rental locations in or near Gatlinburg

Good to know

Most popular agency

Enterprise

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

$57/day

Good deal

$41/day

When to book a rental car in Gatlinburg

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

Top tips for renting a car in Gatlinburg

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Gatlinburg for $41 or less
  • Book your rental car in Gatlinburg at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Gatlinburg are around 69% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Gatlinburg

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

  • On average a rental car in Gatlinburg costs $57 per day.

  • Compact (Nissan Versa or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Gatlinburg.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($29/day), Enterprise ($32/day) and Thrifty ($46/day).

  • The only car rental company onsite at McGhee Tyson airport is Hertz.

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

  • In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Hertz 2007 Roberts Ct 37862 (7 miles from city center).

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

  • A Compact car rental in Gatlinburg costs $42 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Gatlinburg costs $53 per day, on average.

  • A Full-size car rental in Gatlinburg costs $80 per day, on average.

  • In Gatlinburg, cars are most frequently rented at Enterprise 2010 Airport Hotel Dr (27 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Gatlinburg costs $397 per week ($57 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Gatlinburg costs $1,701 per month ($57 per day).

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