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|Popular agencies||Budget, Turo, Hertz, Enterprise Rent-A-Car|
On average a rental car in Lafayette costs $58 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 Lafayette found in the last 2 weeks is $37.
The average gas price in Lafayette is $3.59 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $43 and $57, depending on the car size.
Intermediate (Nissan Sentra or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Lafayette.
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An Intermediate car rental in Lafayette costs $27 per day, on average.
A Standard car rental in Lafayette costs $38 per day, on average.
A Compact car rental in Lafayette costs $40 per day, on average.
In Lafayette, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 812 Sagamore Parkway North (1 miles from city center).
On average a rental car in Lafayette costs $408 per week ($58 per day).
On average a rental car in Lafayette costs $1,748 per month ($58 per day).
Most car rental providers in Lafayette offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Lafayette, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.
KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 5 car rental agencies in Lafayette.
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KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Lafayette so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.
The type of car that is recommended for driving in Lafayette City is a sedan. A sedan is a good choice for driving in the city because it is a smaller car, so it is easier to maneuver in tight spaces. Additionally, a sedan gets good gas mileage, so it is more affordable to drive in the city. Another good option for car rentals in Lafayette City is a compact car. Compact cars are easy to maneuver in tight spaces and offer good gas mileage, which is important for city driving. They are also less expensive to rent than larger cars. There are a lot of car rentals in Lafayette for you to choose the most suitable car from.
To rent your car from any of the Lafayette car rentals, you will need a valid driver's license with no major endorsements, a credit or debit card issued in your name, and any other document that identifies you, such as an international passport.
When driving car rentals in Lafayette, you need to know that the city has a maximum speed limit of 25 mph unless otherwise posted. This is strictly enforced in areas near schools and residential neighborhoods. However, on highways and other main roads, the speed limit is often higher. It is important to pay attention to posted speed limits and drive accordingly. Also, be aware that speed cameras are often used in Lafayette to enforce the speed limit, especially when driving Lafayette car rentals.
If you're driving your rented car from the cheap car rentals in Lafayette with kids, you should remember to adhere to the Louisiana Child Car Seat Laws. In particular, your car seat should have an internal harness. 4-to 6-year-old kids weighing 60 pounds need a belt-positioning booster seat, while your kids above 6 and more than 60 pounds should have a lap-shoulder belt seat.
the best places to park Lafayette car rentals will vary depending on your individual needs and preferences. However, there are a few general tips that can help you find the best parking options in the city. If you are looking for free parking, the best places to look are on the outskirts of town or in residential neighborhoods. If you are willing to pay for parking, downtown Lafayette is your best bet, as there are several public parking garages and surface lots available.
One location in Lafayette
Pros:Friendly, helpful staff
Cons:Had to wait 24hrs to use a MasterCard debit card, and car had a leaking tire with a spike in it that had to be filled multiple times with air throughout the trip.
Pros:Vehicle ran well, gas mileage good!
Cons:Vehicle did not live up to ad, very small not a 7 passenger 4 bag vehicle. we had five adults and 4 bags and were cramped!
Pros:nothing, tried to get it cancelled for over 2 weeks, and still don't know if it was cancelled or not!!!!!
Cons:answer the phone or have a customer service person, or something that would help old people, that are not computer savaory. to assist us old people
8.8 Very good
Pros:The staff member I talked to was nice, I was in and out quickly and the rates were fine for the car I was driving (Chevy Sonic).
Cons:I dropped off my car on a Sunday and the office was closed. I had been told to park in any of the open numbered stalls, but when I arrived the lot was full of cars that had probably also been dropped off during closed hours. It seems like they need a bigger lot if there are going to be so many cars, it was not easy to navigate, especially in the dark.
Pros:The manager, was not friendly, asked him if he need the insurance that I paid for, he said no didnt need to see it, didnt take me to the rental, pointed at it in the parking lot, and said thats it, didnt come out and do a walk around, for scratches or dings. suv had a very small fuel tank.
Cons:the service, could of given me alittle bigger SUV, seens I was driving to flordia. couldnt write up, for me to get the suv a day earlier, so had to call the corporate office to get that done, they didnt understand why he couldnt of done either. nothing to write the time, date, milelage down.
4 locations in Lafayette
Pros:They were nice, as was the vehicle
Cons:We went without a vehicle for half of the time we paid for
Pros:The staff was very helpful.
Cons:You guy's got things down to a sweet science. Keep up the good work.
Cons:They make it impossible for you to rent a car. Everything is fine if you have a credit card. You can use debit, but they have to do so much extra. My main issue was, even though I had to money to rent the car, I couldn't because I was not a resident of the state in which I was renting the car. Why does that even matter? Then because of legal stuff, another person cannot rent the car for you. I could not even be approved as a driver due to not having a credit card in my name or being an in-state resident. Maybe Enterprise has these rules on their site, but when reserving through a third party site, the FAQs, and rules and regs can be overlooked. The worst part was the customer service. The Enterprise workers continually gave me a series of wrong information with no remorse. I called before I even arrived asking if I could pay with a debit card. You think at that point, she could have told me I had to be an in-state resident. Then another worker said I could just run over to my bank and get a credit card. Was she insane? You cannot get a credit card same day. You have to be approved then the card takes a few days to get to you. I needed the vehicle that day because I was leaving the next morning. Enterprise wasted 3 hours of my day and were not apologetic at all or offered any alternative solution. It all worked out in the end,no thanks to Enterprise. I canceled my reservation (Thank God, Free of Charge, because I would have raised hell otherwise!!) I rented a Uhaul no hassle whatsoever! GET IT TOGETHER, ENTERPRISE!!! In my book, you are the worst!
8.8 Very good
Pros:Due to a long line in the Lafayette office and another customer who changed his preferences for a car at the last minute, the clerk kindly gave us the other customer's original reservation, a Camaro, at no extra charge. He also made it easy to return the car by not requiring it to be returned full of fuel. This was an excellent experience for our First wedding anniversary overnighter.
Cons:The credit card charges took one week to appear, making payment confusing.
One location in Lafayette
Pros:The guy who helped us was really nice. Very convenient pick up/drop off location.
Cons:There was only one guy working, so when we came in the office no one was there. He was in the garage vacuuming a car. Too bad there isn't enough staff to have someone cover the front desk and someone else clean cars.
8.0 Very good
One location in Lafayette
Pros:Almost a new car, clean kept While taking and returning the car, it was the same service person, so affable and accommodative in answering all queries
Cons:I didn’t get to book reservations for a bigger car over next weekend and have to check ourselves over the week
Cons:When I get the rental car office they check my credit score and they rejected me
Pros:I was thrilled to find a one-way rental for under $100. The Elantra was nicer than I expected and so fuel efficient.