Hampton car rentals from $32/day

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Cheap car rentals in Hampton

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Economy$38/day
Compact$40/day
Intermediate$32/day
Full-size$44/day
Minivan$44/day
Full-size SUV$50/day
Luxury$48/day
Pickup truck$46/day
Intermediate SUV$44/day
Standard SUV$47/day
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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Hampton

  • The Norfolk International Airport is the primary airport serving Hampton. You can book Hampton car rentals through KAYAK and pick them up at the airport upon landing. Most car rental agencies in Hampton are located at the arrival terminal near Garage A, where you'll find Thrift Dollar, Hertz, Budget, Enterprise, and more. Pick your key from the car rental desk and head to Level G, where most of these rental companies park their cars. Then, pick your rental car of choice and drive to your destination.
  • Tailgating is common on most Hampton roads, especially during rush hour, as drivers impatiently try to reach their destination. Most drivers are notorious for not being willing to yield the right way. If you're visiting Hampton for the first time, you should expect such behavior from most motorists and be advised to exercise caution and adhere to road rules to avoid road rage. While it is illegal for traffic police to use radar detectors to track your speed, it is advisable to maintain the stated road limits to avoid problems with the law. Otherwise, if you exceed the required speed limit, you can be charged with a traffic violation offense and sentenced to a year in jail. Finally, don't use your phone or other electronic devices while driving unless hands-free.
  • Traffic in Hampton gets slower during rush hours when people commute to and fro work on weekdays. All major roads and highways experience heavy traffic congestion from 6: 00 am to 9:00 am and in the evening between 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. One notable road to avoid during such hours, especially in summer, is the Hamptons Road Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT). Heavy traffic gets more intense around July and August when tourists flock to the city for vacation and to visit Virginia Beach. In addition, when driving in Hampton, you are required by law to stop for pedestrians at crosswalks and not just slow down or give them the right of way.
  • Hampton is a coastal city in Southeastern Virginia. It is part of the Hampton Roads area, which also includes Newport News, Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Virginia Beach. Car rentals in Hampton give travelers the freedom to cruise the coastline or explore the popular attractions beyond the beach, including the Virginia Air & Space Center, Langley Speedway, and local craft breweries featured in the Coastal VA Beer Trail. With your rental car, you can take a day trip to nearby cities like Virginia’s capital city, Richmond, which is about 77 miles northeast of Hampton.
  • Hampton is served by the Norfolk International Airport (ORF). Hampton car rentals are picked up at the rental car counters that are conveniently located in the airport’s arrivals terminal. The rental cars are parked close to the counters in Garage A (pickup is on Level G and return is on Level 2). Nearly all of the rental car services are within an easy walking distance of the baggage claim areas, so there is no need for a shuttle service.
  • Drivers in the Hampton Roads area are often very focused on reaching their destinations, especially when there is heavy traffic. At these times, some drivers closely follow other cars and do not yield the right of way, so visitors to the area should be aware of this driving style. Travelers should also use caution in the Sussex at Hampton neighborhood, which has several one-way roads that can be confusing for people not familiar with the area.
  • Traffic throughout the Hampton Roads area is notoriously slow, and it is recommended to avoid major roads during the morning and evening commutes (6am – 9am and 3pm – 6pm, respectively). The Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel (HRBT) can be especially slow in the summer, and it is not uncommon for the road to back up for miles at the HRBT, especially in the summer when vacationers are approaching or leaving Virginia Beach. Traffic congestion increases in July and August as tourists flock to this coastal city for vacation.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Hampton for $45 or less
  • Book your rental car in Hampton at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Hampton are around 15% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Hampton

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Hampton?

    One of the most popular car rentals in Hampton for business travelers are sedans, which are comfortable, easy to drive on the downtown streets, and easy to park in the convention center and hotel parking lots. Couples who are visiting the city and Virginia coast may opt for a convertible, especially in the late spring, summer, and early fall when the weather is beautiful. Families who plan to spend time at the local beaches often choose to rent a minivan because of the additional storage space available for all the beach vacation essentials.

  • What’s the speed limit in Hampton?

    The maximum speed on I-64 in Hampton is 65mph, but on most other major thoroughfares the maximum speeds are 40mph to 55mph. Roads in the city’s business and residential districts are limited to 25mph, and drivers should know that this speed limit is in effect even if no signs are posted. Travelers should use caution when driving on Settlers Landing Road due to the speed traps that are frequently set up at various locations on the road.

  • Where are the best places to park in Hampton?

    It is free to park in Hampton, including in the downtown area. There is free parking at the Hampton Coliseum and Hampton Roads Convention Center. Each of the city’s beaches also has convenient free parking in lots or on the street. For Buckroe Beach and Park, there is an overflow parking lot at the Jones Magnet Middle School on Nickerson Boulevard, and a free shuttle runs between this lot and the beach on busy summer weekends and holidays.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Hampton?

    On average a rental car in Hampton costs $56 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 Hampton found in the last 2 weeks is $37.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Hampton?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($38/day), Budget ($44/day) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car ($65/day).

  • How much is gas price in Hampton?

    The average gas price in Hampton is $3.82 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $46 and $61, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Hampton?

    Intermediate (Toyota RAV4 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Hampton.

  • Which car rental companies are at Norfolk airport (ORF)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Norfolk airport include Hertz, Dollar, Budget, Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Avis and National.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Norfolk airport (ORF)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Norfolk airport to off-airport locations include Dollar, Budget, Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Avis, and National.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Hampton?

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

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Hampton?

    An Intermediate car rental in Hampton costs $61 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Hampton?

    An Economy car rental in Hampton costs $61 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Hampton?

    A Standard car rental in Hampton costs $69 per day, on average.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Hampton?

    On average a rental car in Hampton costs $394 per week ($56 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Hampton?

    On average a rental car in Hampton costs $1,688 per month ($56 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Hampton?

    Most car rental providers in Hampton offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Hampton, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.

  • How many car agencies are operating in Hampton?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 4 car rental agencies in Hampton.

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Hampton?

    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!).

  • Why should I use KAYAK to rent a car in Hampton?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Hampton so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.

  • What is the speed limit in Hampton?

    The speed limit in the city of Hampton is 25 mph, which applies to other surrounding towns unless otherwise stated. When driving around suburban neighborhoods, maintain a maximum speed limit of 75 mph, and if you're driving on the city's busy highways, the maximum speed limit is still 75 mph.

  • What is the average gas price in Hampton?

    The average gas price in Hampton is $5.18 per gallon. Most gas stations have varying prices depending on where the gas station is located. For example, Sunoco, BJ'S, 7-Eleven, and other gas stations sell gas for $4. 63 to $4.72 per gallon. This price is higher at most airport gas stations.

Hampton car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

8.0

Very good

11 reviews
Best rated
Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

8.9

Comfort

9.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

One location in Hampton

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Locations in Hampton

4124 W Mercury Blvd

+1 757 838 2389

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Quick, easy, and valuable! Thank you

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was very helpful, friendly, and patient during my pickup and drop-off of the rental.

5.6 Fair

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

when I got to Hertz on pickup day they stated they did not have a car for me even though I had reserved and paid for rental, after raising hell and stating I wasn't leaving till I got a car they found one. When I returned to drop off car at designated time there was a note on the door stating they would be right back. I waited 45 min for them to return and they were to close in 10 min. POOR SERVICE NEVER AGAIN

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2021

KAYAK
Easy and quick car was excellent on gas and smooth riding.

1 out of 2

Avis

6.0

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.0

One location in Hampton

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2332 Suite C West Mercury Blvd

+1 757 825 2424

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:30 - 13:00
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Budget

6.0

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.0

One location in Hampton

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2332 Suite C West Mercury Blvd

+1 757 825 2557

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:30 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Nothing

4.8 Mediocre

May 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The process of dropping the truck and picking up the car was a nightmare. The rental location scheduled to open at 8:00 am was not staffed until about 10:20 am. When we arrived there were over 10 people ahead of us who had been there since before 8:00 am. The delay in staff arriving to work caused an enormous delay in my ability to get to work. I was late and had to cancel clients. And my friend was over 3.5 hours late leaving town for the 6 hour drive.

Cons:

When we called the emergency number we received no help, no compensation, etc. Nothing. There wasn’t even a way to drop off the truck we were turning in- no lock box or key drop off. So it’s not like we could drop the truck and go to another rental location. We were stuck.

2.0 Poor

Dec 2022

KAYAK
I booked a rental car and they didn’t have any available.

1 out of 1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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6 locations in Hampton

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Locations in Hampton

1004 W Mercury Blvd

+1 757 896 0360

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00

1008 J Clyde Morris Blvd

+1 757 595 7880

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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3004 W. Mercury Blvd.

+1 757 838 7770

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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618 J. Clyde Morris Blvd

+1 757 873 3003

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
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Friday08:00 - 17:00
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766 Settlers Landing Rd Unit M

+1 757 723 7997

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912 W Little Creek Rd

+1 757 489 2006

Monday08:00 - 17:0014:00 - 17:30
Tuesday14:00 - 17:3008:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:0014:00 - 17:30
Thursday14:00 - 17:3008:00 - 17:00
Friday14:00 - 17:3008:00 - 17:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Fast in and out. Friendly service. Quality clean car. No problems

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Friendly, customer service, great value

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

I loved how friendly everyone was. We even got a ride home when we dropped off the car and I really enjoyed the fun conversation on the way home.

Cons:

Everything was amazing. Thank you guys!

6.8 Okay

Jul 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The representative was friendly. He got me in a car quickly . The car I had reserved wasn't available. He waived the basic I!sirance coverage because the car he had told me was available.

Cons:

I returned the cat, the representative charged me for the basic insurance. This representative said the fee shouldn't been waived. The inconsistency was annoying.

9.2 Wonderful

Jul 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The truck was nice.

Cons:

The bed was a bit. Was also unable to place magnet on truck.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2021

KAYAK
The vehicle was ready when I got there and it was as new. Very friendly staff.

1 out of 2

24 travelers who rented a car in Hampton gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.9

Car rental locations in or near Hampton

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$56/day

Good deal

$45/day

When to book a rental car in Hampton

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