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Hartford, CT
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Hartford car rental information

Pick-up locationHartford
Rental locations11
Airport locations3

Hartford car rental reviews and directory

From $40/dayRated #1
Hertz
Best rated
Most popular
Cheapest deal
7.1 Good (108 reviews)
4 locations in Hartford
Hertz
Locations in Hartford
1005 New Britain Avenue+1 860 953 1069
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
108a Constitution Plaza+1 860 247 0044
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
2 Schoephoester Road+1 860 627 3850
Monday04:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Tuesday04:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Wednesday04:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Thursday04:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Friday04:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Saturday04:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Sunday04:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
880 Weathersfield Avenue+1 860 296 3125
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
  • 7.2
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2.0 MediocreApr 17 2021
Pros: Absolutely nothing very rude, when complained they were extremely rudeCons: All of it
4.0 OkayApr 14 2021
Pros: Nothing except service at pick up deskCons: Car was awful, it shook and rattled, wasn't clean. Also Hertz charged me 50.00 for a cancellation which I rebooked with them the same day for a different time slot. Will be calling about this
2.0 MediocreApr 5 2021
Cons: i couldnt get a reserve a car even though i made the reservation and paid for insurance . very bad service my weekend trip was destroyed. such an unreliable service
10.0 ExcellentApr 4 2021
Cons: The windows on the vehicle needed to be cleaned inside AND out.
8.0 ExcellentMar 1 2021
Cons: Check in was ok. The woman wasn't very friendly and several people came in from the back with no masks on.
2.0 MediocreFeb 2 2021
Cons: Hertz added charges. Taxes, being one, which I do not know if they were included in the original pricing. The bigger issue is that they tried to change the rate. From the agreed upon one through kayak to a “underaged” driver rate. I do not fit that category.
2.0 MediocreJan 24 2021
Pros: the staff for the most part seemed like they were trying but they needed about twice as many staff to make the location functionCons: We arrived 2 hrs after our car was supposed to be ready for us. They sent me out to get a car and there was no car in the spot they directed me to. I had to wait for a car to be cleaned which took another 20 min. I had to leave through the bus entrance because there was no staff at the usual exit. The bus exit punctured my own vehicle's tire and staff told me there was "nothing they could do". On return, there was 1 person working and they just told me to leave the car and walk away. No receipt and 24 hrs later I've yet to recieve one. The whole place is poorly managed and doesn't have the necessary staff to get the job done.
8.0 ExcellentJan 2 2021
Pros: Very quick rental, staff pleasant and efficient. Return was super easy and I was taken right to the terminal, no waiting
4.0 OkayNov 18 2020
Pros: Staff could have been friendlier....the drop off was easy.Cons: I picked up my car on 10/22...initially I thought the car smelled like smoke but I thought it might have been the guy that just drove it to me....but I reported it as I was leaving....the next morning I got into it again and yes it definitely smelled like smoke. So I drove it back when I went to get the paperwork that the guy filled out that reported I thought it smelled like smoke I found another form dated on 10/19 that said “customer reports it smells like smoke”. So I got another car...(I was keeping this rental for almost a month so I wanted to be sure that I was comfortable in it)....the next morning I got a Maintenance required soon message on the dash of the car I had just picked up. So off to the airport again ......the woman at the desk insisted that I didn’t need to return it but I said I was going to have the car for 3 1/2 more weeks and was traveling to NH and Maine. So she gave me another car which again smelled like smoke...so I went back inside and got another car which again smelled like smoke!!!!!! Finally I just kept that last car and got deodorizer but seriously folks! What the heck???? Hertz used to be the best but I will never rent from them again.... Very sad.
6.8 GoodNov 15 2020
Pros: The staff was friendly and helpful.Cons: The car was given to me in a parking garage, where it was a little dark so I didn’t see a few imperfections on the vehicle, but I didn’t have a problem when returning the vehicle. The staff didn’t record the gas correctly, so they thought I owed a balance when returning the vehicle at a half tank. Overall it worked out fine.
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From $52/dayRated #2
Enterprise
9 Excellent (43 reviews)
2 locations in Hartford
Enterprise
Locations in Hartford
47 Airport Rd+1 860 296 2511
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 01:00
51 W Service Rd+1 860 524 1411
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 01:00
  • 8.6
  • 9.1
  • 9.2
  • 9.2
  • 9.2
Recent reviews
6.8 GoodNov 3 2020
Pros: friendly and accommodating staffCons: the car's smells really bad..like someone who rented it before smoked a weed inside the car...terrible!!!!
10.0 ExcellentAug 21 2020
Pros: Yes
6.8 GoodAug 6 2020
Pros: The process for both pick-up and drop-off were super quick and easy, despite obvious limitations with covid.Cons: They left me in the dark about my refund for my deposit for using a debit card at pick-up. Still unsure if and when I’ll be receiving it back.
9.6 ExcellentOct 9 2018
Pros: Our flight wasn't until 7:30 p.m. and the car had to be returned at 11 a.m... We called Andrew at the Hartford location and for 4.$ extra we were able to keep the car until 4. They also allowed us to drop the car at a location closer to the airport. The experiecne made our trip that much more enjoyable. Thank you Enterprise. Your new loyal customers,
10.0 ExcellentSep 15 2018
Incredible servicePros: Staff was helpful, friendly and acommodating
10.0 ExcellentJul 20 2018
PerfectPros: The staff was very attentive to my needs.Cons: The toll pass I rented was invalid but the manager Alec refunded me and was extremely apologetic.
2.0 MediocreMay 27 2018
No carPros: I received a confirmation but there was no car available.
10.0 ExcellentOct 23 2017
Be sure you get the right shop for airport pickupPros: Jake from the Airport Rd. office called to make sure I wanted his (Brainard Airport) office in Hartford, and not them more likely Bradley Airport in Windsor Locks, serving the Hartford area. Thay was going above and beyond and saved me a LOT of trouble. The Bradley shop honored the rate (with higher taxes) and were friendly and professional. I have been scammed by the Alamo/National tactics and highly recommend Enterprise over those two chains.Cons: Only that the website didn't make the location abundantly clear. The system should know that "Hartford" might mean Bradley and alert the buyer. That may be Kayak's problem, not sure.
10.0 ExcellentSep 19 2017
Pros: Great price, fuel efficient carCons: Squeaks and weird sounds in the rear/trunk area but it drove fine.
10.0 ExcellentAug 14 2017
Fantastic friendly service at BDL Airport EnterprisePros: Excellent, helpful, friendly customer service! I was very impressed. Top notch young crew at the BDL location.
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From $41/dayRated #3
Sixt
8.6 Excellent (7 reviews)
1 location in Hartford
Sixt
Locations in Hartford
200 Prospect Ave+1 860 232 7368
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
  • 8.8
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  • 9.1
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentFeb 23 2021
Pros: Staff was friendly and prompt with explaining rental details.
9.6 ExcellentDec 4 2019
Cons: Not much
10.0 ExcellentJan 17 2017
Pros: Excellent customer service good vehicles i would definitely do business with them again
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From $55/dayRated #4
Avis
8.1 Excellent (5 reviews)
1 location in Hartford
Avis
Locations in Hartford
274 Leibert Road+1 860 241 0049
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday11:00 - 16:00
  • 8
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  • 8.4
  • 8
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentJan 22 2021
Pros: Drop off was easy.Cons: Friendlier staff
3.6 MediocreOct 7 2020
Pros: The convenience and service I received at the time of pick-up and drop-off. Easy and seamless.Cons: I have never rented from Avis before but I have rented a car with other companies prior to this experience. I expected the Avis employee to walk with me to the vehicle and inspect the vehicle prior to me leaving with the vehicle. That did not happen. I was handed the keys and told I was all set. I walked to the car and noticed that it was dirty inside, leftover papers in the trunk and wrappers in the back door. About half way through my 750 mile commute I received a maintenance required notification on the dashboard for the rear seatbelts. I didn’t use the rear seat belts at all during my trip. The notification continued to prompt every time I would start the car. Just didn’t make me feel safe that all services/recalls weren’t serviced prior to letting a customer take the vehicle as a rental, especially with my lengthy trip.
10.0 ExcellentDec 21 2019
Pros: Super easy drop off and pick up!
9.6 ExcellentOct 16 2017
A tale of two locationsPros: So I mistakenly thought I booked the car for the Avis location close to the airport. Took the Avis shuttle from airport to their facility, and when the agreement screen popped up, the price showed as being close to $600!! I showed the clerk my reservation, with the price I agreed to as being $136, and the clerk said “Oh, I see the problem. Your booking is with the downtown Avis location, not the airport location.” So I used a rideshare app to go the 20 minutes to the proper facility, and got the price I was promised. But - are you freaking KIDDING ME? It costs 4 times as much for the same car, with the same company, if you rent it from the airport location instead? price gouging, anyone??? On the plus side, once I was at the proper location, the transaction was very smooth and the clerk very helpful
9.6 ExcellentNov 13 2016
Cons: Better signage needed to get to drop-off location.
From $45/dayRated #5
Budget
7.1 Good (25 reviews)
1 location in Hartford
Budget
Locations in Hartford
274 Leibert Road+1 860 247 0482
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday11:00 - 16:00
  • 7.2
  • 7.6
  • 6.9
  • 6.4
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreSep 14 2020
Pros: I didn't get the carCons: SOMEBODY TELLINGME THE RENTAL DIDNT GO THROUGH BEFORE I SHOWED UP THERE IN AN UBER AND GOT STRANDED
4.8 OkaySep 29 2019
Pros: Decent car and decent drop off experience.Cons: Upon pickup in Hartford, the employee was very unwilling to review scratches and damage prior to the trip and there was a lot. Employees were using vulgar raciest language with each other directly in the presence of several customers. Generally, terrible pickup location in an unsafe neighborhood.
2.0 MediocreJul 10 2019
Pros: Did not pick up car I specifcally explained a Bradley air port area pick up and when I got to Bradley to pick up the car I was told the pick up was in Hartford the rental at the airport cost me $450 dollars more. Very unhappy
9.2 ExcellentAug 7 2018
Pros: Good car, clean, well maintained. Friendly, efficient staff.Cons: Not enough staff at the Liebert Road site. When I picked the car up there was a thunderstorm coming up, and one poor fellow had to deal with a line of people impatient to get going, another line of people wanting to return, as well as the necessary inspections of outgoing and incoming vehicles. He should never have had to do this alone. That said, he did a great job considering the circumstances.
5.6 OkayOct 11 2017
Not the bestPros: upgrade for 7/dayCons: The cat urine smell in the car The cost. I booked the car as a vacation package deal and was not expecting the over 400 charge - I was under the impression the car was a "deal" this did not happen. I will not use a Package deal again.
2.0 MediocreAug 6 2017
Horrible customer servicePros: The advertised priceCons: I was renting through my company and needed the underage fee to be waived. I called customer service before I arrived at the Budget office to apply my company code, they couldn't assist me and referred me to the nearest office. The rep at the office said an underage charge wouldn't be added, went ahead and swiped my card then realized I was being charged double the price. So I decided not to proceed with the rental, but was still charged an absurd qmount of money.
6.4 GoodJul 26 2017
Budget operationPros: nice enough staff albeit aloof. quick and efficient serviceCons: rough crowd renting cars. one couple was fighting in the store. the guy working the counter let them be themselves (probably for his own self preservation). hard location to get to
3.6 MediocreJun 14 2017
Pros: The car itself was fine, and the attendants at the rental facility were very nice. Talking to representatives on Budget's national call center line to try to make modifications to the rental was a nightmare though.Cons: The rental facility was in the middle of nowhere. The facility had a toilet and sink but no toilet paper or hand paper towels. Talk about budget.
10.0 ExcellentMay 29 2017
Pros: Very comfortable, smooth ride and not that bad on gasCons: I tried to keep the car for another 2 days and it would of been about half of what i paid for 10 days
2.0 MediocreMay 22 2017
Poor svcPros: Nothing. Check-in took 50 minutes with only two customers ahead of me.Cons: Everything
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Easirent
1 location in Hartford
Easirent
Locations in Hartford
Bradley International Airport
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
TuesdayInvalid date - 23:59
WednesdayInvalid date - 23:59
ThursdayInvalid date - 23:59
FridayInvalid date - 23:59
SaturdayInvalid date - 23:59
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in Hartford
Sunnycars
Locations in Hartford
60 Schoepospher Road
Recent reviews
188 travelers who rented a car in Hartford gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.6

Car rental locations in or near Hartford

Good to know

Most popular agency

Thrifty

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$61/day

Good deal

$48/day

When to book a rental car in Hartford

Average daily price per month
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Top tips for renting a car in Hartford

  • Rent a car for your trip to Hartford and enjoy the benefits of maximum freedom. The city includes sights like the Mark Twain House & Museum and various golf courses nestled in the surroundings – both are best reached with your own four wheels. Another reason why a rental car is a good idea upon coming to Hartford is that travelers can easily explore the surrounding areas as well, such as Providence, which is one and a half hours from Hartford; New Haven at the coast (40 minutes by car); or New York, which is a 2-hour car ride away.
  • When you fly into Connecticut and land at Bradley International Airport, picking up a rental car is a convenient move, as Hartford is about 25 miles from the airport and easily reached via the I-91 S in just over twenty minutes. The airport has agencies like Avis, Alamo, or Hertz onsite and all agencies offer complimentary shuttle services from the terminal to their respective service desks.
  • Hartford is a lovely and car-friendly city with broad and well-maintained roads in most places. However, winter can bring lots of snow and ice to the area and it is imperative to be properly prepared. Make sure the rental car has winter tires and even snow chains in the trunk – especially if you want to venture out into the countryside. Adjust your speed when there is snow and refrain from sudden braking or accelerating. Also bear in mind that, due to piled up snow on the sides of the road, streets may be narrower and cars harder to see at intersections.
  • Hartford also has a rush hour during weekdays when driving, if possible, should be avoided. In the mornings, rush hour usually starts at 7:30 am and ends at 9 am. In the afternoon, it is between 4:30 and 6:30 pm, so always plan ahead of time, especially when going to the airport.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Hartford for $48 or less
  • Book your rental car in Hartford at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Hartford are around 26% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Hartford

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

  • On average a rental car in Hartford costs $61 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Hartford are Enterprise (9.0, 55 reviews), Dollar (7.5, 79 reviews), and Hertz (7.2, 126 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Hartford is $3.25 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $39 and $52, depending on the car size.

  • Intermediate (Ford Escape or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Hartford.

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

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

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

  • A Intermediate car rental in Hartford costs $62 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Hartford costs $60 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Hartford costs $63 per day, on average.

  • In Hartford, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 108a Constitution Plaza (1 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Hartford costs $429 per week ($61 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Hartford costs $1,837 per month ($61 per day).

  • Especially when visiting during the winter, opting for a 4-wheel-drive car is a wise choice, as it provides the necessary traction for the weather conditions. An SUV will equip travelers with the essential stability on the road without being too bulky. If you’re driving with family and need more space, a minivan is also a good option.

  • Speed limits are strictly enforced in Hartford, so always check for posted signs on the side of the road. General regulations permit 25 mph in school zones and 40 mph on arterial roadways. Interstates around the city allow 55 mph and rural interstates up to 65 mph. Always remember to adapt your speed to the given weather and road conditions.

  • For a gas refill, expect to pay around $2.80 per gallon in Hartford. Try to find gas stations like Mobil or Exxon, where the rates can drop to $2.60. Remember which kind of gas is needed in your rental car and make sure to return it with a full tank. Also bear in mind that stations around the airport tend to be more expensive.

  • On-street parking in Hartford is metered in most places and can vary in price and time restrictions, so always check the signs. There are also parking lots around, like the one on Main Street or Chapel Street. MAT Garage is also an alternative that costs a maximum of approximately $18 per day and from where the Dash bus goes into the city for free.

  • 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!).