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Harrisburg car rental information

Pick-up locationHarrisburg
Rental locations9
Airport locations4

Cheap car rentals in Harrisburg

$46/dayEconomy
$47/dayCompact
$27/dayIntermediate
$56/dayStandard
$27/dayFull-size
$94/dayFull-size SUV
$59/dayMini
$42/daySupplier choice
$49/dayIntermediate SUV
$54/dayCompact SUV
$55/dayStandard SUV
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Harrisburg car rental reviews and directory

From $31/dayRated #1
Hertz
Best rated
7.7 Good (55 reviews)
3 locations in Harrisburg
Hertz
Locations in Harrisburg
112 Airport Road+1 717 691 5650
Monday09:30 - 23:30
Tuesday09:30 - 23:30
Wednesday09:30 - 23:30
Thursday09:30 - 23:30
Friday09:30 - 23:30
Saturday10:30 - 17:30
Sunday09:30 - 23:30
2 Terminal Drive+1 717 944 4080
Monday09:00 - 23:59
Tuesday09:00 - 23:59
Wednesday09:00 - 23:59
Thursday09:00 - 23:59
Friday09:00 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 23:59
Sunday09:00 - 23:59
3462 Paxton Street+1 717 561 2107
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 23:59
  • 8
  • 7.8
  • 7.7
  • 7.8
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJun 2 2021
Pros: N/aCons: They didn’t have any cars left even though I had a reservation.
8.0 ExcellentMay 1 2021
Pros: Price was good and the car was nice and clean.Cons: When I dropped off at JFK Airport, I was in dire need of a restroom after driving across New York and getting stuck in traffic. The woman at the desk didn’t want to give the code to use the restroom. I guess that will teach me not to have White Privilege.
8.0 ExcellentApr 21 2021
Pros: Great car, very clean
10.0 ExcellentFeb 27 2021
Pros: Staff was great, convenient location, price was reasonable
6.0 GoodJan 31 2021
Cons: Was missing window scraper. Car was from Florida, the windshield wiper fluid was not freeze proof. It froze solid in Pennsylvania. I had to stop several times, go to gas station to clean windshield so that I could see. THis was annoying.
10.0 ExcellentNov 5 2020
Pros: Easy check outCons: na
9.6 ExcellentOct 19 2020
Pros: Extremely helpful staff. Proactive in foreseeing problems and preventing them.
7.6 GoodAug 23 2020
Cons: The opening times and or times when staff would be available for drop off were not available. This made it harder to plan my multi-city trip.
7.2 GoodAug 1 2020
Pros: The disinfectant sticker and smooth pick up.Cons: The pickup location was unable to get information on other locations one way vehicle selection. I had a busy day and was trying to find a vehicle in a location closer to my work. Drop off location was under staffed and some what unprofessional looking. The vehicle had scratching, some plastic missing from the body, and dirt around the passage door on the interior (making me question the disinfectant sticker).
6.8 GoodAug 10 2019
Pros: Easy airportCons: Nicer car - get some leather seats. The fabric smells
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From $25/dayRated #2
Enterprise
Cheapest deal
Most popular
8.3 Excellent (21 reviews)
5 locations in Harrisburg
Enterprise
Locations in Harrisburg
1100 Market Street+1 717 763 7001
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
112 N Mountain Rd+1 717 671 8455
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
2552 Paxton St+1 717 564 9444
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 23:59
Sunday10:00 - 15:00
3300 Hartzdale Drive+1 717 975 5586
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
601 S Cameron St+1 717 238 7541
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
  • 8.3
  • 8.4
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentOct 20 2020
Pros: The service,and the vehicle.Cons: The price
9.2 ExcellentJun 24 2020
Pros: Easy and staff friendlyCons: Kia driver’s seat is so uncomfortable !
8.8 ExcellentApr 22 2020
Pros: Courteous staff. Great car for the price. Car could have been cleaner inside and out, but overall a nice rental experience.
10.0 ExcellentNov 4 2019
Pros: The staff were friendly, and the car we got was a great car (I'm not into cars at all, so it is rare for me to say that). We were going to return our rental about an hour past the time we picked it up. Technically that counts as a third day, but the staff member said she would save us some money and charge us for only two days — we certainly appreciated that.Cons: The wait time was a bit long, but I think they were especially busy that day because of a storm the day before that had damaged a number of cars in the area. But they were staying cool and friendly under pressure, so not much for me to complain about.
2.0 MediocreSep 16 2018
No carsCons: I reserved online... walked over there and they had NO cars! I was verrrrry disappointed to say the least!!!
10.0 ExcellentApr 19 2017
BEAMED UP TO THE ENTERPRISE FOR STELLAR SERVICEPros: The service was excellent. The staff was an incredible team. Antoine is amazing. He is so friendly, yet professional, taking care of multiple customers, yet, not one of them could feel neglected. He used teamwork, asking others to finish customer' service he had set up in computer. I looked up his name, online; it means; "from Latin Antonius) that could mean beyond praise or highly praise-worthy. " I regret, I did not get the name, of the gentleman who took me to my car, and finished my contract. He to was friendly and efficient. Then, when I returned my car, Enterprise hooked me up, with a ride home. Mr. Caesar was very nice to converse with, on the way home. Thanks Enterprise!
10.0 ExcellentMar 2 2017
Great deal, great rental experiencePros: Great experience with Paxton and Cameron St. Harrisburg branch manager. Very nice, fair and accommodating.
10.0 ExcellentSep 20 2016
Pros: Easy and quickCons: N/A
6.0 GoodSep 15 2016
CleanlinessPros: Windows inside and out and the upholstery needed cleaned.
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From $34/dayRated #3
Budget
7.6 Good (18 reviews)
2 locations in Harrisburg
Budget
Locations in Harrisburg
4612 Jonestown Road+1 717 652 2222
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
5401 Carlisle Pike+1 717 697 4321
Monday07:30 - 16:30
Tuesday07:30 - 16:30
Wednesday07:30 - 16:30
Thursday07:30 - 16:30
Friday07:30 - 16:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
  • 7.7
  • 7.8
  • 7.5
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentJun 15 2021
Pros: I really like that my rental was ready to go when I arrived. Check in and out was very efficient.Cons: The communication and cleanliness of the vehicle. My rental was changed and price changed with no notice. There was an additional hold on my card that was also not communicated. The vehicle was dirty inside, windows were spotty and smudged, back seats had lots of crumbs.
6.0 GoodJun 15 2021
Cons: Selected airport pickup. Went in and was told the pick-up was at a satellite location that closed 30 minutes before my scheduled pick-up time. The ‘only available car in my size range was triple the rental price for a BMW. I had no choice so I took it. I will not use this site again.
8.0 ExcellentMay 27 2021
Pros: Staff friendly & helpful; Pick-up & Drop-off very easy.Cons: Clarifications about insurance options with online booking.
10.0 ExcellentMay 11 2021
Pros: Car was ready when promised, staff was great. Great experience.
6.4 GoodOct 10 2017
More expensive than plannedPros: The car was really nice, clean and well equipped.Cons: I didn't know that the vehicle was not at the airport so I had to pay $40 for a cab to take me to the rental car place. had to change my reservation to drop off at the airport and was then told that I had limited miles so I got charged a lot more than I was expecting. I also couldn't figure out the push button start on the car!
8.0 ExcellentAug 5 2017
excellent ratePros: The rental and dropoff process was fast. Very nice customer service.Cons: none
10.0 ExcellentJun 14 2017
Great experiencePros: No hassle, car ready at the time promised, fast return!
2.0 MediocreMar 15 2017
Cons: The office reception when i walked in smelled badly of accumilated farts, not enough cars as i didnt like my car so i upgraded and still the choices were poor
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Easirent
2 locations in Harrisburg
Easirent
Locations in Harrisburg
Capital City Airport
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Harrisburg International Airport
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Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in Harrisburg
Sunnycars
Locations in Harrisburg
2 Terminal Drive
Recent reviews
94 travelers who rented a car in Harrisburg gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.8

Car rental locations in or near Harrisburg

Good to know

Most popular agency

Enterprise

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$43/day

Good deal

$30/day

When to book a rental car in Harrisburg

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

Top tips for renting a car in Harrisburg

  • Harrisburg is like many U.S. cities in that it was designed and planned for automobiles. Public transportation in the city is quite lacking and their service is slow and inefficient. If you want to get around town efficiently, a personal vehicle is definitely the best option. For example, the 5-minute drive that it takes to get from downtown Harrisburg to the State Museum of Pennsylvania quickly turns into a 25-minute ride on public transport.
  • Those arriving at Harrisburg International Airport who are looking to rent a vehicle right after landing will find that the rental car desks are conveniently located in the Ground Floor Transportation Center of the airport’s main terminal.
  • Though Harrisburg is not that far north, it still experiences the occasional winter storms. Ice and snow can quickly blanket roads and drivers should be prepared for wintery weather if they visit during the colder months of the year. Drivers not confident in their ability to handle the snow and ice should make sure to drive extra carefully and to check the weather regularly so that a storm doesn’t catch them by surprise.
  • Drivers can expect the morning rush hour in Harrisburg to pick up at around 6:30 a.m. during the workweek and to finish up by around 9:00 a.m. As for the afternoon rush hour, it is a bit less severe and starts at about 4:00 p.m. and quiets down shortly after 6:00 p.m. The Capital Beltway is one of the more bogged-down avenues in Harrisburg, particularly as it crosses the Susquehanna River.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Harrisburg for $30 or less
  • Book your rental car in Harrisburg at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Harrisburg are around 39% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Harrisburg

  • Some car rental companies in Harrisburg 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 Budget

  • On average a rental car in Harrisburg costs $43 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Budget ($27/day) and Hertz ($94/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Budget 4612 Jonestown Road 17109 (4 miles from city center).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in Harrisburg is Hertz (7.9, 70 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Harrisburg is $3.40 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $41 and $54, depending on the car size.

  • Standard (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Harrisburg.

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

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

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

  • A Standard car rental in Harrisburg costs $44 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Harrisburg costs $43 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Harrisburg costs $35 per day, on average.

  • In Harrisburg, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 112 Airport Road (4 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Harrisburg costs $300 per week ($43 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Harrisburg costs $1,286 per month ($43 per day).

  • Fortunately for those who prefer large cars, Harrisburg’s wide streets are well-suited for all sizes of vehicles. Whether you are driving an SUV or a compact, you should have no problem navigating the streets of Harrisburg. However, drivers should note that in the downtown area the on-street parking spaces can be limited in size, making a smaller vehicle easier to park. Additionally, if you plan on embarking on long drives across the state or are concerned about your carbon footprint, it may be worth choosing a more fuel-efficient vehicle.

  • Speed limits in Harrisburg start at a low of 25 to 35 mph on residential roads. Next up after that are urban roads, which range from 35 to 50 mph, depending on their size and location. Rural roads, on the other hand, range from 40 to 55 mph, while interstates and highways have speed limits as high as 70 mph.

  • Drivers can expect to pay, on average, $2.35 per gallon of gas in Harrisburg. This is a fairly average price that is well below the $3.00+ prices seen on the West Coast, but also a bit above the sub-$2.00 prices seen in Texas.

  • Parking garages are plentifully available in Harrisburg and drivers should have no issue finding spots in them. Additionally, parallel on-street parking is amply available on many of the city streets, aside from the largest urban roads. In general, drivers will find that streetside parking is predominantly popular in the less dense urban areas and peripheral residential areas in Harrisburg. As for paid parking, rates start as low as $1.50 per hour in many garages.

  • 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!).