Ithaca car rentals

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Ithaca, NY
Jan 28 — Feb 4
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Ithaca, NY
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Ithaca car rental information

Pick-up locationIthaca
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Minivan, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations5
Airport locations4
Popular agenciesHertz, Enterprise, Budget, Avis

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Ithaca car rental reviews and directory

From $66/dayRated #1
Budget
Most popular
Best rated
8.1 Excellent (81 reviews)
2 locations in Ithaca
Budget
Locations in Ithaca
1 Culligan Drive+1 607 257 0441
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
276 Sing Sing Road, Suite 9+1 607 739 5689
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
  • 8.2
  • 8.3
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentOct 25 2020
Pros: Staff was excellent
10.0 ExcellentAug 16 2020
Cons: Nothing it was great!
6.8 GoodJul 17 2020
Cons: Outrageous over charge for drop off after hours even though we were On time
4.4 OkayDec 8 2019
Pros: convenient drop offCons: everything else
6.0 GoodSep 4 2019
Pros: Price, pick-upCons: USB connection to radio and for charging cell phones wasn’t operational.
10.0 ExcellentSep 4 2019
Cons: Check in and check out was prompt and easy. Very happy!
10.0 ExcellentJul 12 2019
Pros: Brand new Fusion Hybrid. Great gas mileage for a long trip. Efficient pickup and drop-offCons: Nothing.
6.8 GoodApr 29 2019
Cons: I got TWO tickets because the inspection sticker had expired and had to exchange the car. The guy didn't even say "Sorry."
8.0 ExcellentMar 26 2019
Cons: Car wasn’t in perfect shape, had to ask them for a car that didn’t smell like smoke
4.0 OkayFeb 13 2019
Cons: Overcharged for tolls.
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From $57/dayRated #2
Enterprise
Cheapest deal
8.6 Excellent (15 reviews)
3 locations in Ithaca
Enterprise
Locations in Ithaca
2621 Corning Rd+1 607 796 5300
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
803 Cascadilla St+1 607 275 9000
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
991 State Route 13+1 607 758 9000
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 8.9
  • 8.8
  • 8.9
  • 8.2
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
9.2 ExcellentSep 1 2020
Pros: Very friendly and competent staff at both pickup and drop off. Helpful under difficult circumstances.Cons: Initially we were told that no car was available despite our reservation, making me panic. Issue was resolved though.
4.0 OkayJun 19 2020
Cons: The original car smelled of smoke. I asked to change the date of the rental and if that would also change my rental price. I was told no, but later they charged me more and unfortunately there was no way to dispute it since it was my word against theirs.
10.0 ExcellentDec 11 2019
Pros: Really easy to book and great customer service!
10.0 ExcellentOct 29 2018
Great servicePros: Fast and easyCons: Nothing
10.0 ExcellentJan 17 2017
Pros: Friendly service, great price!
10.0 ExcellentSep 7 2016
Pros: Great customer service, speedy check-out process, received a clean and gas efficient car...I have no complaints!
9.2 ExcellentSep 4 2016
Cons: All insurances are bought, why young driver charge is still needed?
2.0 MediocreAug 23 2016
Cons: First they didn't lift a finger to help my wife with a minor mistake she made on our original reservation (snippy, essentially "It's your mistake so it's your problem"). Okay, I made a second reservation to correct the problem with the first (simply wanted an earlier pickup time), I arrived to find they had NO CAR AT ALL. "We're sold out." A car came in early as I was speaking to them. They refused to rent it to me even though I HAD A RESERVATION. Thanks for nothing! Horrible, frustrating, expensive (ended up renting from Avis at the airport) experience. I recommend that you stay away from Enterprise in Ithaca.
10.0 ExcellentJul 14 2016
Great ServicePros: The staff was friendly and courteous. They greeted us promptly and assisted us in our reservation. They didn't have anymore cars so they have us a free upgrade. They dropped us off at the airport.Cons: They were able to drop us off at the airport, however they were not able to pick us up from there because they had an enterprise in the airport. Also after realizing that, they would allow us to transfer the reservation without paying extra, so we had to take a 17.00 cab to the other enterprise.
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From $68/dayRated #3
Hertz
8.2 Excellent (13 reviews)
1 location in Ithaca
Hertz
Locations in Ithaca
1 Culligan Drive+1 607 257 8677
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 8.3
  • 7.5
  • 8
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentSep 3 2019
Pros: CarCons: Customer service
7.2 GoodJun 3 2019
Pros: - Clean car that was in the desired categoryCons: - Very limited staff availability for pick-up and drop-off
10.0 ExcellentApr 11 2018
Pros: Read aboveCons: Read above
5.2 OkayMar 11 2018
Cons: The very tight grace period of 30 mins if you are late to drop off the car, will be a reason why I would make sure not to rent a car from them anymore!!!!
7.6 GoodDec 29 2017
Decent but somewhat unsafe carPros: They helped us change drop off locationsCons: The windshield washer was either Frozen or broken but we couldn't clean the windshield driving on dirty winter streets which left us feeling a bit inconvenienced and unsafe.
8.0 ExcellentNov 25 2017
Generally positive, but deceptive customer servicePros: Everything went smoothly with the rental itself. Although I have not yet seen the final charges on my credit card statement, so cannot comment on that as yet.Cons: While checking out the car the customer representative asked me to choose among certain rental options in a way that made it appear as if the stated choices were obligatory. For instance, he indicated that when I returned the car I could choose between two options for refueling (both of which incur extra fees). There are, in fact, three options for refueling, the third being refueling the car oneself (in this case the cheapest option). We went back and forth for several minutes discussing the two former refueling options before I saw a sign indicating that I could, in fact, refuel the car myself. Had I not seen this sign I would have been unwittingly led into spending additional money. In a similar vein, I was asked if I would like a particular model of vehicle. I realized that I was, again, being unwittingly guided into spending more money on an upgrade rather than a choice among equally priced cars. My recommendation is that it should be fine to rent a vehicle from the Ithaca Airport Hertz office so long as one comes prepared to avoid the verbal traps that are set; carefully laid traps which are intended to make one unwittingly cough up additional money.
10.0 ExcellentMar 7 2017
Excellent service overallPros: Pick up and drop off was fast and easy.
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From $65/dayRated #4
Avis
7.3 Good (23 reviews)
2 locations in Ithaca
Avis
Locations in Ithaca
1 Culligan Drive+1 607 257 0441
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
276 Sing Sing Road, Suite 9+1 607 739 5689
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
  • 7.3
  • 7.5
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
7.2 GoodJun 30 2019
Pros: the lady at the court when I dropped off was unbelievably rude! Very disappointing.
10.0 ExcellentJun 3 2019
Pros: Very small airport, so there was only one desk and the line was short!Cons: The rental car parking area is not covered, which is not great if it is raining and you are lugging your suitcases through puddles to get to the car.
10.0 ExcellentJan 3 2019
Pros: This was my first time ever renting a car, so I was a little nervous, but Avis was such a great company to go with! The whole process was very easy, I spent no more than 10 minutes picking up my car and even less time dropping it off in the city I traveled to. Thanks Avis!Cons: The only issue I had was that my credit card expiration date was entered incorrectly, and I had to call to correct this issue the following week. It took about 20 minutes over the phone to get it resolved but everything else went great!
4.0 OkayDec 27 2018
Pros: it was fineCons: i had to get a car by 5 pm 12/24, because they were closed after that and the following day. Since i had to pick up earlier than i wanted to, my time was diminished with family for the holiday.
2.0 MediocreMar 23 2018
Horrible customer servicePros: They did not have the car ready on time. The customer representative was rude.
4.8 OkayDec 21 2017
Cons: Car interior was not clean. I was given poor directions to get to the car in the parking lot.
8.0 ExcellentApr 9 2017
Great car, nice customer servucePros: Nice car, good customer serviceCons: I needed directions to return one way rental to Logan Airport bur could not get through Avis phone system to talk with a person at Logan. I was only able to talk with some who read to follow car rental return signs.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 11 2017
Cons: the car was to small for me .i am 6ft i banged my head when i got in .
8.4 ExcellentNov 29 2016
PickupCons: The girl at the Ithaca-Tompkins County Airport (NY) desk could have been more welcoming.
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Easirent
2 locations in Ithaca
Easirent
Locations in Ithaca
Elmira/Corning Regional Airport
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Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport
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Recent reviews
132 travelers who rented a car in Ithaca gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.0

Car rental locations in or near Ithaca

Good to know

Most popular agency

Dollar

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$66/day

Good deal

$52/day

When to book a rental car in Ithaca

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

Top tips for renting a car in Ithaca

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Ithaca for $52 or less
  • Book your rental car in Ithaca at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in Ithaca are around 60% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Ithaca

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

  • On average a rental car in Ithaca costs $66 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Budget ($33/day), Hertz ($40/day) and Avis ($45/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Hertz 1 Culligan Drive 14850-1274 (4 miles from city center).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in Ithaca is Budget (7.8, 64 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Ithaca is $0.70 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $8 and $11, depending on the car size.

  • Intermediate (Nissan Sentra or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Ithaca.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Tompkins County airport include Budget, Hertz and Avis.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Tompkins County airport to off-airport locations include Budget, Hertz, and Avis.

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

  • A Intermediate car rental in Ithaca costs $35 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Ithaca costs $84 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Ithaca costs $67 per day, on average.

  • In Ithaca, cars are most frequently rented at Dollar 276 Sing Sing Road (28 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Ithaca costs $460 per week ($66 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Ithaca costs $1,973 per month ($66 per day).

  • 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!).