Pros: Staff very friendly and efficient. New c clean car.
10.0 ExcellentNov 30 2020
Pros: Everything was simple and easy, staff was helpful when checking in.
10.0 ExcellentJul 22 2020
Pros: The gentleman that loaned out the car was so friendly and helpful. The car was very clean, in excellent condition.
10.0 ExcellentJul 16 2020
Pros: Yes the staff was super helpful and drop off was a breeze
9.6 ExcellentJun 1 2020
Cons: I paid deposit online it was supposed to pay the rest when picking up the vehicle. When I went to go pick up and check in for the vehicle it wind up being $20 more than I was told but it still wasn't bad
10.0 ExcellentApr 12 2020
Pros: The staff was extremely pleasant. The droppoff was was very easy.
8.8 ExcellentNov 26 2019
Cons: The car was not as clean as I would have liked it to be.
10.0 ExcellentOct 31 2019
Pros: Simple; no hard sell on insurance.
10.0 ExcellentJul 30 2019
Pros: fast and easy. staff was friendly and easy to work with.
10.0 ExcellentMay 9 2019
Pros: Stuff is very friendlyCons: Need more option to select car
Pros: very fresh carCons: I noticed the rates seem to have gone up?
10.0 ExcellentJan 22 2020
Pros: Personnel wss great and understanding
2.0 MediocreOct 25 2019
Pros: On Oct. 18 the Dollar agent couldn't scan my card. Asked to type in the number, he simply said, we don't do that. We can't rent you the car you reserved. The Enterprise agent six feet away, did scan my card and gave a polite explanation of why none of them could type in my number.Cons: Dollar could spend the money to train their agents better with regard to common courtesy if not professional decorum.
10.0 ExcellentMay 9 2018
Easy and affordablePros: The staff in both Lexington and Charlotte were polite aNd professional
10.0 ExcellentFeb 19 2018
Pros: Ease of Pickup and overall handling of the admin. work.
10.0 ExcellentNov 14 2017
Pros: Great price, nice cars. You can’t beat the deal!
10.0 ExcellentOct 30 2017
Pros: Car was clean and ran well. No problems.Cons: No drive-up rental return. You will need to go back into the terminal to return the car. Not really a big deal though.
10.0 ExcellentOct 25 2017
Smooth transaction all the way around.Pros: Was upgraded to a Suburban at no additional cost!
4.0 OkayAug 16 2017
Pros: Car was great clean drove well.Cons: Customer service is terrible. I tried to extend my rental by one day according to my contract it was 14.85 and it took an hour of talking to people who obviously can't speak English very well to then connect me to the actual location who then tried to charge me a weekly rate for one day. A contract is a contract and regardless of the fact you printed something you don't like at this point it's still enforceable over your policy of whatever. To try and convince me to add know you to violate your contract and charge me $156 to extend for one day when my contract plainly said $14.85 a day is almost fraud. But then to have an employee tell me if I don't like it then bring the car back on time or pay means not only will I never rent with you again or suggest anyone does, but also that I'll refer it to the state attorney and the BBB. It's a disgrace for supposed p ET pole to want to extort money out if you by trying to enforce the very contract they are wanting to violate. Pathetic.
Pros: Staff was great, Pickup was flawless. Vehicle was perfectCons: It would have been nice if the branch we used was open later so we could physically hand the rental back in. We had to drop it off and leave keys in a drop box. Minor issue, though.
2.0 MediocreApr 1 2021
Cons: It would have been nice if they actually had the car I reserved, or any car at all.
4.0 OkayMar 29 2021
Pros: The car was comfortable and easy to driveCons: Booked the car online, but when I arrived to pick my car up, the staff said there were no cars available. Had to wait over an hour for a car. The car also reeked of cigarette smoke. Vincent was friendly, but the rest of the staff was unfriendly and clearly didn’t care about the customers. Would not book at this location again.
9.6 ExcellentOct 12 2020
Pros: A stone hit and cracked our windshield while traveling, and they swapped out our van at a different location in under 1 hour. Outstanding!
10.0 ExcellentAug 5 2020
Pros: EverythingCons: Nothing
8.0 ExcellentJul 20 2020
Cons: Winchester Rd location did not allow you to park your personal vehicle in their lot, which I was never told prior to arrival....but other than that, very good experience
2.0 MediocreJul 14 2020
Pros: It was a car that ranCons: I ordered a truck and had to take a car, really needed the truck thats why I reserved the truck
2.0 MediocreJun 29 2020
Cons: Arrived to pick up the car and they “are out of cars”. Had reservation for over 10 days. No one tried to notify me that the car was unavailable. I was not offered an alternative and was not given any apology! Was simply told it’s the “virus” and there’s nothing they could do. I was 3rd in line for pickup that day and the people in front of me did not get rentals that day either. I will NEVER use Enterprise again!
8.0 ExcellentSep 5 2019
Pros: Drop off was very easy and fast.Cons: We had ants in our van. Also, took way too long to pick up car.
2.0 MediocreSep 15 2018
Car not available at my scheduled time!Cons: Ended up having to scramble and rent from another company as they didn't have a car available at my appointed rental time!
Pros: Nice vehicle; efficient setup, pickup, and return.Cons: Minor but annoying mechanical issue (ratting noise).
2.0 MediocreMay 19 2021
Cons: The staff did not honor my reservation. Ruining my trip, they waited until pickup time to let me know that they had no cars available and that if a car were to become available that they would not honor my booking price.
2.0 MediocreMar 24 2021
Cons: They called ten minutes before our reservation and said they do not have any cars
2.0 MediocreMar 18 2021
Cons: They didn't have a car available and my ride had already left
7.6 GoodAug 24 2020
Pros: The staff was very polite and helpful. The pickup and drop off was very easy.Cons: The car we rented had been smoked in. I should have asked for a different car.
9.6 ExcellentJul 19 2020
Pros: Van was almost new and in great shape. Easy pick up experience and quick drop offCons: Put some sort of sign visible from street at San Diego drop off. Took me quite some time to find the office, unlike in Lexington.
10.0 ExcellentOct 28 2019
Pros: Friendly, great service and good car.
5.2 OkayJun 11 2019
Pros: At drop off in Hanford California the staff was very helpful and apologetic for the condition of the vehicle that I received from the pick up location in Kentucky.Cons: The company in Kentucky where I rented the vehicle did not clean the vehicle, wash the dead bugs off the windshield, did not service the vehicle before I rented it. I had to replace the windshield wipers before I could drive it on vacation.
10.0 ExcellentApr 12 2019
Pros: Efficient easy .Cons: Book on line for availability!
4.8 OkayMar 25 2019
Pros: Staff was rude and not helpful. The original car I was given had a technical issue in which the wheel was shaking when the car approached 55 miles per hour. The only thing the front desk person kept saying to me was bring it back or call another location versus finding a car a different location.Cons: Hire better customer service oriented individuals.
Pros: NothingCons: Car smelled like weed. Pathetic
8.0 ExcellentDec 2 2020
Pros: Staff made everything easy.Cons: I ordered a car and the only thing available was a truck.
4.8 OkayAug 14 2020
Cons: I was double charged for my rental and my money was never returned. Colonel marion horn jr.
2.0 MediocreJul 7 2020
Pros: NothingCons: Customer service
5.2 OkayJul 7 2019
Pros: Leslie was very helpful and pleasant.Cons: The rental location was difficult to get into and our of, there was no wayfinding--no clearly designated area for parking, or returning the vehicle. It took an extremely long time to get the car--the car wasn't ready when we arrived, despite our reservation being made at least a month in advance.
2.0 MediocreAug 27 2018
Absolutely disgustingPros: Easy to get to in the airportCons: There car was absolutely disgusting. I have never been in such a filthy rental car. Sounded like it was going to break down on the highway the whole trip
10.0 ExcellentOct 5 2017
Pros: I liked the whole process. Everything was easy and the vehicle was very clean.Cons: Nothing, everything was great.
7.2 GoodJun 20 2017
Decent vehicle and the price was exactly as quoted.Pros: The vehicle was well equipped. A Ford Fusion with backup camera and bluetooth sound system. The leather seats were very comfortable.Cons: There were a number of body scratches and I was afraid I would get blamed for them since no one came outside with me when I picked up the car and no one noted the condition of the vehicle. It also wasn't clean, particularly the interior windshield.
2.0 MediocreDec 26 2016
Pros: They charged for me an hourly rate ($189) which they finally removed. Then I discovered they charged me for a tank of fuel when it was re turned with a full tank. Still awaiting a reply on the refund. Disappointing .
8.8 ExcellentNov 29 2016
Pros: Avis was great. Car was greatCons: The kayak deal didn't work. Tried to get a cheaper car cause kayak listed a shuttle to a different location that didn't exist. Costed more than planned.
Pros: Staff was friendly. Drop off area not clear like other companiesCons: Rates were extremely high compared to other areas of country
6.0 GoodFeb 7 2021
Cons: Car smelled like cigarettes with a burn hole in the passenger seat. Otherwise it was good.
2.0 MediocreFeb 6 2021
Pros: There were no cars to be picked up
4.4 OkayOct 27 2020
Pros: The staff at pickup was fineCons: They did not have the class of car we reserved and only had a mini van or pick up truck. Neither were options I wanted but had no choice.
8.0 ExcellentOct 10 2019
Pros: Great value and ease of pick up and drop off in the Lexington airport.Cons: They miss charged our card by quite a bit. They did fix it In a timely manner, within 3 business days. It was slightly stressful until they fixed it but am thankful that they were on top of it.
2.0 MediocreSep 20 2019
Pros: Very rude. I reserved online and they had no cars. I mean none. And the woman acted like I was at fault for booking on line.Cons: Everything, starting with actually having a car for me.
6.0 GoodJul 1 2019
Pros: Drop off was easyCons: Car smelled like smoke, Was not cleaned from prior rental. When I called customer service they were a bit rude.
9.6 ExcellentJan 14 2019
Pros: Easy drop off process no lineCons: No complaints
5.6 OkayOct 10 2018
car wasn't at the confirmed pickup/drop off locationPros: nice carCons: i made sure to rent a car from a company away from the airport. when i went to pickup my car from the downtown location they told me that my reservation was at the airport. they were not helpful. my email confirmation clearly stated that the pickup and drop off location was at the downtown location. i ended up driving my truck to the airport, parking in long term parking, picking up my car, and making multiple trips back and forth from my truck to the rental car (about a quarter mile each way) to load the car. costumer service at budget was not helpful! i wasn't happy about any of this, i wasn't expecting to pay for long term parking. yuck.
10.0 ExcellentDec 10 2016
Pros: Quick and efficient staffCons: The transmission on the Ford Focus was slipping in first gear and the check engine light was on during my rental period.
Whether you explore Lexington’s sights, discover the scenic nature of Daniel Boone National Forest to the east of the city, or visit Kentucky’s capital of Frankfort, about a 40-minute drive away, with a rental car you are flexible and free to do whatever you please during your stay in Lexington. For travelers wanting to explore Kentucky’s biggest city, Louisville can also be conveniently explored from Lexington, as it is only a bit over an hour away by car.
Blue Grass Airport is just 7 miles outside Lexington and has various rental car agencies onsite, including Alamo, Enterprise, and Hertz, along with some others. The easiest way to begin your time in Lexington is by picking up a rental car directly from there, allowing you to reach the city in about 15 minutes. Travelers can find the agency service desks in the baggage claim area on the first level, and pick-up and drop-off is right next to the terminal.
Lexington is famous for its many scenic routes and driving is generally a pleasant experience; however, heavy rain showers, sleet, and ice can be regular occurrences in Lexington and in Kentucky in general, so prepare for some challenging weather conditions. When the roads are drenched by rain showers or ice, slow down considerably and refrain from driving if you don’t feel comfortable doing so, but find a safe place to park and wait until the weather conditions improve. Also make sure to have the headlights on so other cars can see you coming.
As in most US cities, rush hour in Lexington is the most intense on weekdays between 8 and 10 am and 5 and 8 pm, but on the weekends there can also be increased traffic around places of interest, such as the Rupp Arena or Keeneland race track. Plan at least 45 minutes ahead if you have a game or race to get to so that traffic will not be an issue.
25% of our users found rental cars in Lexington for $36 or less
Book your rental car in Lexington at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
Compact rental cars in Lexington are around 45% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about renting a car in Lexington
Some car rental companies in Lexington which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Hertz, Budget and Enterprise
On average a rental car in Lexington costs $49 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Budget ($42/day), Avis ($44/day) and Alamo ($46/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Budget 1059 South Broadway 40504 (1 miles from city center).
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Lexington are Alamo (8.8, 91 reviews), Enterprise (8.1, 112 reviews), and Hertz (7.4, 116 reviews).
The average gas price in Lexington is $3.40 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $41 and $54, depending on the car size.
Standard (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Lexington.
A Standard car rental in Lexington costs $48 per day, on average.
A Economy car rental in Lexington costs $46 per day, on average.
A Full-size car rental in Lexington costs $112 per day, on average.
In Lexington, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 3801 Nicholasville Rd (4 miles from city center).
On average a rental car in Lexington costs $342 per week ($49 per day).
On average a rental car in Lexington costs $1,467 per month ($49 per day).
For travelers planning to leave the city limits to go on the many scenic routes around Lexington, a 4-wheel-drive car is a good choice to make, as it gives your car traction and also has no problems handling icy and sleety roads if you are visiting in winter.
Within city limits, the general maximum speed limit is 35 miles per hour, or lower around school areas or in alleys. Rural roads allow up to 55 miles per hour and, on freeways and interstates, there is a maximum speed limit of 65 miles per hour. If there are wet or wintery weather conditions, it is essential to slow down and adjust your speed.
Gas prices in Lexington are pleasantly cheap for roadies, with the average price of $2.25 per gallon. Look for stations like Sam’s Club or Minit Mart, which often offer cheaper rates that may start as low as $2 per gallon. Also remember to refill the tank entirely before leaving for a longer trip outside the city to ensure you will not run out of gas.
On-street parking is available throughout the city and is metered with a rate of about $1 per hour. Time restrictions often apply, so always check the signs. There are also various parking garages and lots in and around downtown. Most of them cost around $1 per half hour and have a maximum day limit of $10.
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!).