Lake Charles car rentals

Lake Charles car rentals

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Lake Charles, LA
Aug 5 — Aug 12
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Lake Charles car rental information

Pick-up locationLake Charles
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Minivan, Pickup truck, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations13
Airport locations7
Popular agenciesHertz, Budget, Alamo, Enterprise

Cheap car rentals in Lake Charles

$64/dayEconomy
$64/dayCompact
$64/dayIntermediate
$80/dayStandard
$64/dayFull-size
$108/dayMinivan
$110/dayFull-size SUV
$76/dayLuxury
$124/dayPickup truck
$71/dayIntermediate SUV
$107/dayStandard SUV
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Lake Charles car rental reviews and directory

From $73/dayRated #1
National
Best rated
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Lake Charles
National
Locations in Lake Charles
500 Airport Blvd+1 833 789 0981
Monday11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday11:00 - 22:00
Thursday11:00 - 22:00
Friday11:00 - 22:00
Saturday12:00 - 16:00
Sunday11:00 - 22:00
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMar 24 2016
Awesome price for a one way rental!Pros: When I returned the rental car in Dothan, Alabama, the return agent could not believe the price I received for a one way rental. I informed them that I utilized your website to secure the price. They advised that the lowest they had ever seen was double what I paid.
From $45/dayRated #2
Avis
8.8 Excellent (3 reviews)
2 locations in Lake Charles
Avis
Locations in Lake Charles
301 Churchill Street+1 337 480 2343
Monday08:30 - 15:00
Tuesday08:30 - 15:00
Wednesday08:30 - 15:00
Thursday08:30 - 15:00
Friday08:30 - 15:00
Saturday08:30 - 15:00
500 Airport Boulevard+1 337 477 9374
Monday11:30 - 23:30
Tuesday11:30 - 23:30
Wednesday11:30 - 23:30
Thursday11:30 - 23:30
Friday11:30 - 23:30
Saturday12:00 - 16:00
Sunday11:30 - 23:30
  • 9.3
  • 9.3
  • 9.3
  • 9.3
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
8.4 ExcellentDec 22 2017
Easy drop offPros: All I needed to do was drop off the car. Quick and easy transaction. Value for money question didn't apply -- that's why it's rated with one star. Survey should really have an NA option.Cons: No negatives.
From $39/dayRated #3
Hertz
7.4 Good (12 reviews)
2 locations in Lake Charles
Hertz
Locations in Lake Charles
130 W Prien Lake Road+1 337 478 1633
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
500 Airport Blvd.+1 337 477 0616
Monday10:00 - 20:00
Tuesday10:00 - 20:00
Wednesday10:00 - 20:00
Thursday10:00 - 20:00
Friday10:00 - 20:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday12:00 - 16:00
  • 7.8
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
  • 7.1
  • 7
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreFeb 27 2021
Pros: No staff at the office. The office was closed due to weather. But the weather was great that day. I took a $30 uber to Hertz be stranded. Worst experience ever!Cons: Anything would have been better. Employees present would have been a great luxury
10.0 ExcellentMay 15 2018
Pros: Great experience. Amazing custumer service.
6.0 GoodMar 8 2018
Cons: This location seems to be chronically understaffed.
5.2 OkayJul 10 2017
Vehicle was smoked in and charged extra dayPros: Good value Hyundai Sonata was nice vehicle Comfortable to drive Easy to reserve using KayakCons: Charged and extra day when I was about 30 minutes past return time. Picked up vehicle and you could tell they tried to cover up a smoking smell. Especially bad in trunk.
10.0 ExcellentMar 2 2017
great experiencePros: car was an upgrade from what I originally ordered and I had to add a day to the rental...I was allowed to do that at the same discounted rate as original order! Great to hear!Cons: Fortunately, I had a corporate # code because I only had a debit card to use.. Would be great if debit card was acceptable once credit check is passed.
2.0 MediocreFeb 28 2017
Did not inform me the age limitCons: I paid for the car reservation online where it asked me my age multiple times. I went to pick it up weeks later. They let me pay for it online but I was under 25 so they couldn't accept my payment for the deposit and if I did pay cash it would more than double the price of the car. There was no age limit on the site. The only thing it said was had to be 21. I was late for my trip, have no money to use on vacation be cause I had to find an alternate was to get there, and have to wait 10 days for a refund!!
8.4 ExcellentDec 6 2016
Pros: Car was real nice!Cons: Overcharged us! Paid for a full size and they gave us a compact
10.0 ExcellentSep 5 2016
Pros: Everything was wonderful! The employee was also great! Thanks and I will be using you guys for now on!
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From $46/dayRated #4
Alamo
7.4 Good (11 reviews)
1 location in Lake Charles
Alamo
Locations in Lake Charles
500 Airport Blvd+1 833 789 0980
Monday11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday11:00 - 22:00
Thursday11:00 - 22:00
Friday11:00 - 22:00
Saturday12:00 - 16:00
Sunday11:00 - 22:00
  • 7.2
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
  • 7.6
  • 7
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 23 2018
SucksPros: Alamo didn’t have a car for me. They did the same thing to me last year. You need to stop contracting with them. The lady over the counter even stated don’t go through a third partyCons: The car was supposed to be ready at 12, I received a phone call from Alamo that there was no car. She stated she would call me back as soon as one became available She I showed up at 8pm and they still didn’t have a car. It wasn’t until I became visibly upset and started saying things so the customers could hear me that did they mysteriously came up with a car.
2.8 MediocreApr 22 2016
HorriblePros: The carCons: It was dirty and stink
From $39/dayRated #5
Enterprise
Most popular
7.1 Good (15 reviews)
3 locations in Lake Charles
Enterprise
Locations in Lake Charles
1102 E College St+1 337 474 9581
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
1516 N Martin Luther King Hwy+1 337 433 9700
Monday08:30 - 15:00
Tuesday08:30 - 15:00
Wednesday08:30 - 15:00
Thursday08:30 - 15:00
Friday08:30 - 15:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
500 Airport Blvd+1 833 789 0978
Monday11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday11:00 - 22:00
Thursday11:00 - 22:00
Friday11:00 - 22:00
Saturday12:00 - 16:00
Sunday11:00 - 22:00
  • 7
  • 7
  • 7.2
  • 7.2
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreAug 26 2020
Pros: I wasnt able to rent a car with them because they failed to tell me they dont even accept any pf the cards i haveCons: Ill never try to go through enterprise again
10.0 ExcellentFeb 4 2020
Pros: Everything went well; there was a bit of a wait to pick up the car but she was very friendly and courteous. Drop off was fast and easy.Cons: Everything was excellent!
10.0 ExcellentJan 22 2019
Pros: Staff was awesomeCons: Nothing everything was great
2.0 MediocreJun 11 2018
Poor customer servicePros: NothingCons: My flight was running late, I called to make accommodations since my pick up was scheduled for 2 but i wouldnt make it in until around 430 (they closed at 4) and was treated rudely by staff at LCH. Asked if they could drop car at FBO for general aviation (only a 3 min walk) since i was flying in private aircraft as they’ve done in the past and just told no. When I picked up car at competitor they told me they would have been happy to drop car and the enterprise attendant working is known for being rude and not helpful.
2.0 MediocreApr 16 2017
Not for a long time and probably never again!Cons: Being made to pick up the vehicle at a time when that particular rental office was closed - having to rebook through Enterprize for another location (in town) at the airport and being charged a new fee ($5 per day facility fee) and then returning the vehicle two and a half days early and getting charged almost the same original fee. What a dissappointment!
9.2 ExcellentDec 15 2016
GOOD SERVICE AND COURTEOUS!Pros: Liked the good service and value for the money.Cons: Whats not to like about good service and a reliable vehicle.
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From $21/dayRated #6
Ace
Cheapest deal
6.4 Good (2 reviews)
1 location in Lake Charles
Ace
Locations in Lake Charles
2100 East Prien Lake Road+1 337 706 9584
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
  • 8
  • 6
  • 6
  • 3
  • 6
Recent reviews
2.8 MediocreOct 11 2019
Pros: They add charges that’s not on site, I would never rent from them again ever
From $36/dayRated #7
Budget
6.4 Good (11 reviews)
2 locations in Lake Charles
Budget
Locations in Lake Charles
301 Churchill Street+1 337 478 1790
Monday08:30 - 15:00
Tuesday08:30 - 15:00
Wednesday08:30 - 15:00
Thursday08:30 - 15:00
Friday08:30 - 15:00
Saturday08:30 - 15:00
500 Airport Boulevard+1 337 477 7976
Monday11:30 - 23:30
Tuesday11:30 - 23:30
Wednesday11:30 - 23:30
Thursday11:30 - 23:30
Friday11:30 - 23:30
Saturday12:00 - 16:00
Sunday11:30 - 23:30
  • 6.5
  • 6.3
  • 6.1
  • 6.3
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJan 7 2021
Cons: They closed at 2 pm so I was forced to rent a car from a competing rental service
3.6 MediocreJun 13 2020
Cons: None of workers in Lake Charles and only a few in Houston (man taking car at drop-off put his head inside the car with me inside!) were wearing masks. There were no distancing measures in Lake Charles. I felt very uncomfortable. The car AC was not functioning (very low, if little output).
2.0 MediocreMar 28 2017
AngryCons: I request a rental 6 days before getting my rental. When I got there, the lady ran all my information and then said we don't have the convertible that you requested. Then, she asked if I wanted another car. If I wanted anot her car, I would have requested another car. I wanted the convertible that I requested. I ended up with no car from Budget. I was so mad.
8.8 ExcellentMay 2 2016
Best deal around.Pros: Convenient location, good people, great price.Cons: Car was too small to be considered a mid-size vehicle.
Sunnycars
1 location in Lake Charles
Sunnycars
Locations in Lake Charles
500 Airport Blvd
Recent reviews
55 travelers who rented a car in Lake Charles gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.2

Car rental locations in or near Lake Charles

Good to know

Most popular agency

Enterprise

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$48/day

Good deal

$36/day

When to book a rental car in Lake Charles

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

Top tips for renting a car in Lake Charles

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Lake Charles for $36 or less
  • Book your rental car in Lake Charles at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Lake Charles are around 35% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Intermediate rental cars in Lake Charles are around 68% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Lake Charles

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

  • On average a rental car in Lake Charles costs $48 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($71/day), Enterprise ($94/day) and Budget ($110/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Budget 500 Airport Boulevard 70607 (6 miles from city center).

  • The average gas price in Lake Charles is $3.52 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $42 and $56, depending on the car size.

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

  • Car rental companies onsite at Lake Charles airport include Enterprise, Budget, Hertz, Alamo, Avis and National.

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

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

  • A Standard car rental in Lake Charles costs $50 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Lake Charles costs $34 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Lake Charles costs $39 per day, on average.

  • In Lake Charles, cars are most frequently rented at Enterprise 1102 E College St (1 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Lake Charles costs $334 per week ($48 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Lake Charles costs $1,433 per month ($48 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!).