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Knoxville Car Rental Information

Pick-up Location Knoxville
Car Types Box truck, Commercial, Compact, Convertible, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Luxury, Minivan, Premium, SUV, Standard, Van
Rental Locations 19
Airport Locations 3
Popular Agencies Surprise Agency, Enterprise, Thrifty, Hertz, Alamo

Cheap Car Rentals in Knoxville

Economy $19/day
Compact $19/day
Intermediate $19/day
Standard $21/day
Full-size $25/day
SUV $30/day
Minivan $49/day
Premium $29/day
Luxury $33/day
Convertible $48/day
Commercial $30/day
Van $43/day
Box truck $47/day
2 Adults, 2 Bags Economy car in Knoxville payless
4 Adults, 2 Bags Compact car in Knoxville payless
5 Adults, 3 Bags Intermediate car in Knoxville thrifty
5 Adults, 3 Bags Standard car in Knoxville dollar
5 Adults, 2 Bags Full-size car in Knoxville budget
5 Adults, 3 Bags SUV car in Knoxville budget
5 Adults, 5 Bags Minivan car in Knoxville enterprise
5 Adults, 5 Bags Premium car in Knoxville enterprise
5 Adults, 5 Bags Luxury car in Knoxville enterprise
5 Adults, 3 Bags Convertible car in Knoxville opaquecar
5 Adults, 3 Bags Commercial car in Knoxville opaquecar
5 Adults, 3 Bags Van car in Knoxville alamo
5 Adults, 3 Bags Box truck car in Knoxville hertz
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Knoxville car rental reviews and directory

From $31/day
Rated #1
Enterprise
Best Rated
8.5 Excellent (12,840 reviews)
6 locations in Knoxville
Enterprise
Locations in Knoxville
12019 Kingston Pike
+1 865 288 7914
4816 Clinton Hwy
+1 865 687 8411
530 Summer Pl
+1 865 579 5559
7517b Maynardville Pike
+1 865 922 0709
8314 Kingston Pike
+1 865 694 8526
9616 Parkside Dr
+1 865 690 8448
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From $33/day
Rated #2
Budget
7.4 Good (4,193 reviews)
3 locations in Knoxville
Budget
Locations in Knoxville
3001 Knoxville Center Drive
+1 865 544 4335
5535 Clinton Highway
+1 865 281 8880
8014 Kingston Pike
+1 865 531 2198
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From $39/day
Rated #3
Dollar
7.3 Good (6,424 reviews)
1 location in Knoxville
Dollar
Locations in Knoxville
2055 Alcoa Hwy
+1 865 342 3250
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From $26/day
Rated #4
Thrifty
thrifty
7.1 Good (2,836 reviews)
1 location in Knoxville
Thrifty
Locations in Knoxville
2055 Alcoa Hwy
+1 865 342 3250
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From $24/day
Rated #5
Hertz
Cheapest deal
Most popular
7.8 Good (91 reviews)
4 locations in Knoxville
Hertz
Locations in Knoxville
201 North Seven Oaks Drive
+1 865 693 0529
2055 Alcoa Highway
+1 865 342 3232
525 Henley Street
+1 865 971 3021
6285 Clinton Highway
+1 865 938 6700
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From $34/day
Rated #6
Avis
6.8 Good (8 reviews)
3 locations in Knoxville
Avis
Locations in Knoxville
3001 Knoxville Center Drive, Space G11
+1 865 544 5815
5535 Clinton Highway
+1 865 687 5722
8014 Kingston Pike
+1 865 560 5188
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Eagle Rent A Car
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1 location in Knoxville
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in Knoxville
305 Business St

Car Rental Locations in Knoxville

Good to Know

Most Popular Agency Hertz
Most Popular Car Type Intermediate
Average price $45/day
Good deal $30/day

When to Book a Rental Car in Knoxville

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Top Tips For Renting a Car in Knoxville

  • There is much to explore in and around Knoxville, so why not make the most out of your holiday and rent a car to gain the most flexibility? It will not only be easier to whizz through the city of Knoxville and visit the zoo, the Memorial Park, or the local golf club, but travelers also get the opportunity to venture out and discover the hidden secrets of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, for instance, which is just under an hour away.
  • McGhee Tyson Airport is about 14 miles from Knoxville center, and the easiest way is to rent a car directly from their on-site agencies, including Hertz, Avis, or Alamo. This way you can start your time in Knoxville hassle-free and will be in the heart of the city in less than half an hour via the US-129 N.
  • Whoever is visiting Knoxville in the winter time should be prepared to drive on ice, as snow is a regular companion of the cold months here. Ensure the rental car has winter tires on and adjust your speed, as snow and rain can turn the streets into icy slides. Sudden braking or accelerating should also be avoided; but with the proper preparation, even the winter in Knoxville is nothing to worry about.
  • Even though the city is not as clogged up as other major US cities, rush hour can still mean congested roads, and it is advised to avoid driving through the city between 8-9am and 4-6pm. Especially the interstates 40 and 640 can be congested during peak times and should be avoided if possible.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Knoxville for $30 or less
  • Book your rental car in Knoxville at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Knoxville are around 20% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Intermediate rental cars in Knoxville are around 35% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs About Renting a Car in Knoxville

How much does it cost to rent a car in Knoxville?

On average a rental car in Knoxville costs $49 per day.

What is the most popular rental car in Knoxville?

Intermediate (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Knoxville.

What is the cheapest car rental company in Knoxville?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Payless ($19/day), Thrifty ($19/day) and Dollar ($21/day).

What is the best rental car company in Knoxville?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Knoxville are Enterprise (8.5, 12840 reviews), Budget (7.4, 4193 reviews), and Dollar (7.3, 6424 reviews).

Which car rental companies are at the airport: McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS)?

Car rental companies onsite at McGhee Tyson Airport include Hertz, Thrifty and Dollar.

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS)?

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

What is the cheapest rental car location in Knoxville?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Payless 2055 Alcoa Highway 37701 (11 miles from city center).

How can I find car rentals near me in Knoxville?

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

What type of car is recommended for driving in Knoxville?

When visiting in the winter, a 4-wheel-drive car is a wise choice to make to ensure maximal road grip and a smoother driving experience. An SUV or a minivan provide a good deal of space for luggage or families, are good for driving even in bad weather, and are not too bulky to navigate through the city.

What's the speed limit in Knoxville?

Speed limits are posted on the right-hand side of the road. If no clearly posted sign is visible, the general regulations permit 30 mph in residential areas, 55 mph on two-lane roads, and up to 70 mph on interstates and freeways. Always adjust your speed to the prevailing weather and road conditions.

How are gas prices in Knoxville?

Gas in Knoxville is quite cheap compared to many other US states and cities with an average price of $2 per gallon. Gas stations like Pilot or Sam’s Club also offer rates as low as $1.90, so if you want to save money, look for the best rates available and start your hunt for the right gas stations well in advance.

Where are the best places to park in Knoxville?

As in most US cities, on-street parking is metered in Knoxville and is free on Sundays and holidays in most areas -- simply check the designated sign. There are also many parking lots and garages available in downtown and around, such as the Dwight Kessel Garage, which costs around $7 per day, or the Promenade Garage with its daily rate of about $5.