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Lincoln, NE
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Lincoln car rental information

Pick-up locationLincoln
Rental locations16
Airport locations9

Cheap car rentals in Lincoln

$68/dayEconomy
$76/dayCompact
$28/dayIntermediate
$32/dayStandard
$34/dayFull-size
$75/dayMinivan
$92/dayFull-size SUV
$42/dayPremium
$34/daySupplier choice
$45/dayIntermediate SUV
$45/dayCompact SUV
$67/dayStandard SUV
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Lincoln car rental reviews and directory

From $31/dayRated #1
Hertz
Best rated
Most popular
Cheapest deal
7.1 Good (46 reviews)
3 locations in Lincoln
Hertz
Locations in Lincoln
2400 W Adams Street+1 402 474 4079
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
2801 N 83rd St+1 402 227 8016
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
5401 O Street+1 402 489 5401
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
  • 7.5
  • 7.4
  • 7
  • 6.9
  • 7
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJun 2 2021
Cons: I was charged twice.
9.6 ExcellentOct 13 2020
Pros: Pick up and drop off were extremely easy processes.
9.2 ExcellentSep 28 2020
Pros: Yes the staff was great. Easy drop off after hoursCons: We rented a pickup. I didn't know until we were on the road the it wasn't a 4 wheel drive.
6.0 GoodSep 13 2020
Cons: Be transparent about rates and charges.
3.6 MediocreDec 27 2019
Cons: The car was dirty french fries, old grapes, water bottle, jar lid under seat, ask to pick car up 5 hours early was charged for it ask to drop car off day early was told still had to pay for day we would not have car
2.0 MediocreNov 3 2019
Pros: NothingCons: Book my car to the proper location
2.0 MediocreSep 12 2019
Pros: They said there was a car that I booked.Cons: Actually having the car I booked. Could have answered the phone when I called.
6.8 GoodAug 26 2019
Pros: The car was very clean and comfortable.Cons: The Hertz agent was not available when I arrived to pick up the vehicle, and when she finally came to the front desk, she did not print a lease agreement or show me to the car; I had to walk across the street and find it myself.
10.0 ExcellentJul 9 2019
Pros: Comfortable car to drive long distance.Cons: Would be nice to have Sirius Radio available,
3.2 MediocreJun 11 2019
Pros: Greeted immediatelyCons: Didn’t have a car I could take (even though I booked a week in advance)
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From $35/dayRated #2
Alamo
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Lincoln
Alamo
Locations in Lincoln
2400 W Adams St Ste 101+1 844 887 8403
Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentAug 24 2016
Pros: Convenient, very accommodating
From $38/dayRated #3
Avis
8.3 Excellent (29 reviews)
2 locations in Lincoln
Avis
Locations in Lincoln
2400 West Adams Street+1 402 474 1202
Monday21:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday21:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday21:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 17:00
Thursday21:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday21:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 12:00
2745 O Street+1 402 475 6197
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
  • 8.3
  • 8.8
  • 8.3
  • 8
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentAug 25 2020
Pros: Very convenient pickup and drop-off. Drop-off was literally right outside the terminal. In addition I was upgraded without asking!
7.6 GoodAug 5 2020
Pros: The guy at the counter was very proficient and helpful. I appreciate that as I've rented from other agencies with people who couldn't care less.Cons: Car wasn't cleaned all that well.
6.0 GoodMay 24 2020
Cons: When dropping off car unable to return keys at the same time as the car. This was due to the drop box for the keys being duct taped shut, and no one being present at the time the car was returned.
5.2 OkayJan 25 2020
Cons: i booked a compact through kayak at $48.18. when i went to pick up the car 15 minutes later, they said they didn't have a compact and i had to pay nearly double to get a different car since i couldn't wait nearly 3 hours for a compact to be returned. If i was able to book at compact, one should have been available or Avis should have honored the price.
10.0 ExcellentDec 19 2019
Pros: Efficiency and ease
5.6 OkayMar 23 2019
Cons: Was billed more than quoted. Returned within quoted window somehow bill was quoted $360-$399 was billed $428. Returned full and on time - clueless why.
6.8 GoodJul 9 2018
Cons: The fact I couldn't pay for it and have a 2nd driver pick it up was absolute BS.
9.6 ExcellentDec 21 2016
Pros: The check-out person knew exactly who I was even as I stepped in. He had the car ready for me and the whole thing took just 2 minutes.
10.0 ExcellentOct 3 2016
Pros: Timely service, everything was ready to go when I arrived and the person helping me was friendly as well as knowledgeable.
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From $36/dayRated #4
Enterprise
8.2 Excellent (27 reviews)
4 locations in Lincoln
Enterprise
Locations in Lincoln
1200 North 27th Street+1 402 477 6000
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
2400 W Adams St Ste 101+1 844 934 1094
Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
310 South 10th Street+1 402 476 6800
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
4601 O Street+1 402 488 2800
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 8.4
  • 8
  • 8.2
  • 8.3
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJun 19 2021
Pros: They called me 20 minutes before my scheduled rental with no car and no solution. Leaving me scrambling to try to find transport. They had known for over 24 hours that they wouldn’t have a vehicle but decided to wait until the last minute. Then were not apologetic.Cons: Everything. Absolutely terrible experience.
8.0 ExcellentDec 1 2020
Cons: Booked a mid size SUV with AWD, but was given a 2WD instead.
10.0 ExcellentOct 13 2020
Pros: The staff was very friendly and prepared. Checking in and out took no time at all.Cons: Nothing at all.
9.2 ExcellentAug 4 2020
Pros: Overall great service. Very easy pickup and drop off.Cons: Only thing I can think of was that there was some kind of goopy glue on the inside of the windshield.
8.8 ExcellentDec 7 2018
Great experiencePros: I had a very good experience with Enterprise. I had needed a ride to get the rental. They came and picked me up for no extra charge. Everything went smooth at the office. Also returning the vehicle was exceptionally easy and painless. Would recommend and use them again.
10.0 ExcellentJul 28 2018
Great value and great servicePros: Easy to pick up and car we wanted
4.0 OkayMay 20 2018
Timing troublesPros: Newer carCons: Smelled like someone had smoked in the car. Booked the car for 9:00am and did not get the car until 10:30.
9.6 ExcellentMay 7 2018
Easy and convenientPros: Very easy, fast, & hassle-free when picking up. Staff members friendly and fast.Cons: Slight price increase to drop off in different location. But this is standard I know. Was a small enough increase I still booked.
10.0 ExcellentNov 13 2017
Quality As Well As Friendly ServicePros: Everything was organized and ready to go and the vehicle was as promised.Cons: I have nothing to say that was negative.
8.4 ExcellentOct 30 2017
The Car was in excellent conditionPros: I like the car because was clean, despite that it's not comfortable, but was reasonable for the amounts spend.Cons: Nothing
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From $46/dayRated #5
Budget
7.7 Good (14 reviews)
2 locations in Lincoln
Budget
Locations in Lincoln
2400 West Adams Street+1 402 474 2800
Monday10:00 - 14:00
Tuesday10:00 - 14:00
Wednesday10:00 - 14:00
Thursday10:00 - 14:00
Friday10:00 - 14:00
Saturday10:00 - 14:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
2935 North 27th Street+1 402 474 2800
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:30 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
  • 7.7
  • 7.4
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayMay 12 2021
Cons: Better customer service. Better expressing the importance of the information needed to rent. Better pricing. Up front about hidden fees.
9.6 ExcellentMay 8 2019
Cons: We had a wonderful experience with renting a car from budget.
5.6 OkayMar 5 2018
Car not ready when come to pickupPros: LocationCons: Show up at 7 AM but the Van was not ready, had to wait for transfer from other location. What a joke.
2.0 MediocreJun 27 2017
Rented to someone elseCons: Was unable to rent the car due to being unaware of 2 hour window to pick up car- the car was rented to someone else when I went to pick it up. I received a call the week prior to confirm the rental- I would have appreciated a heads up or a call to verify my rental before it was given to someone else. Customer should be made aware of this 2 hour rule at time of reservation!
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Easirent
1 location in Lincoln
Easirent
Locations in Lincoln
Lincoln Municipal Airport
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
TuesdayInvalid date - 23:59
WednesdayInvalid date - 23:59
ThursdayInvalid date - 23:59
FridayInvalid date - 23:59
SaturdayInvalid date - 23:59
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From $64/day
National
1 location in Lincoln
National
Locations in Lincoln
2400 W Adams St Ste 101+1 844 887 8402
Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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Payless
1 location in Lincoln
Payless
Locations in Lincoln
2400 West Adams Street+1 402 474 1210
Monday21:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday21:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday21:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 17:00
Thursday21:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday21:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 12:00
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Sunnycars
1 location in Lincoln
Sunnycars
Locations in Lincoln
2400 West Adams, Ste. 111
Recent reviews
117 travelers who rented a car in Lincoln gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.7

Car rental locations in or near Lincoln

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$44/day

Good deal

$34/day

When to book a rental car in Lincoln

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

Top tips for renting a car in Lincoln

  • If you plan to visit Nebraska, you should consider the advantages of car rentals in Lincoln. While the city does have some public transportation, using a rental allows for much more freedom in your schedule. When you rent a car in Lincoln, you can visit locations that public transportation cannot. For example, Lincoln has some beautiful lakes and other scenic areas outside of the city. Use your rental car to visit locations like Holmes Lake or Pawnee Lake. Or see other historical sites like the Nine-Mile Prairie Historical Marker. Without a rental car, visitors would be hard-pressed to reach Capital View Winery and Vineyards. A Lincoln car rental can add a lot of depth and freedom to your visit.
  • As you consider your options for car rentals in Lincoln, know that the airport is probably the most convenient place to get your rental. You will find all rental car companies inside the Lincoln Airport terminal, including Budget, Avis, Enterprise, and Hertz. The rental lots are on-site, and renters do not require other transportation to get to their rental car. As you arrive in Lincoln, you can conveniently stop by the rental company of your choice and walk out to your rental straight from the terminal.
  • Lincoln’s rush hour runs between around 6:30am and 9:30am and then later between 4pm and 7pm. Several areas of town should be avoided during rush hour. One place is the roadways around Nebraska University. Salt Creek Roadway and the on and off-ramps of highway 34 can get incredibly congested as well. Other areas of the downtown district can be problematic during rush hour and should be avoided if possible. During the mild weather months, drivers should take care to watch for pedestrians and cyclists. This is especially true of the areas around campus.
  • Lincoln is a city that has white winters. Therefore, visitors that rent cars should be aware that the winter months can have some snowy driving conditions. Drivers who are not used to driving in snow should be cautious, go slow, and always ensure they leave plenty of space between themselves and the car in front of them.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Lincoln for $34 or less
  • Book your rental car in Lincoln at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Lincoln are around 35% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Lincoln

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

  • On average a rental car in Lincoln costs $44 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Enterprise ($34/day), Payless ($68/day) and Avis ($77/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Enterprise 4601 O Street 68510-1846 (2 miles from city center).

  • The average gas price in Lincoln 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 Lincoln.

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

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Lincoln airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, Enterprise, Avis, Alamo, Budget, 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 Lincoln costs $37 per day, on average.

  • A Full-size car rental in Lincoln costs $39 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Lincoln costs $41 per day, on average.

  • In Lincoln, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 5401 O Street (3 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Lincoln costs $310 per week ($44 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Lincoln costs $1,330 per month ($44 per day).

  • For those looking for the ideal car to rent in Lincoln, it could depend on the time of year that you visit. Drivers visiting in the winter may wish to rent a vehicle like an SUV or compact SUV for the AWD or 4WD options. Being able to be safe while driving in the winter should be a priority to consider. From the spring to the fall, renting a car according to your group size is advisable.

  • While driving your rental car in Lincoln, drivers should expect a speed limit between 25 and 35mph on residential roadways. Interstate and highway roads range between 55 and 70mph. If you are unsure what the speed limit is when in an area of the city, it is generally good to try to match the flow of traffic.

  • Lincoln’s gas prices range between around $2.35 and $2.45 per gallon. These prices are right on par with the national average in the US. For affordable options, try to get your gas at Sam’s Club or Costco. Other major gas stations are also available, like Conoco, Shell, and Sinclair. The Conoco and Shell stations have consistently low prices as well.

  • In many of the residential areas in Lincoln, on-street parking is allowed. However, when visitors head to downtown Lincoln, parking will become an issue. Visitors should expect to pay around $1.80 per hour or $13 for a day pass in the city center. The area has multiple parking garages that are near many of the significant sites and venues. There are some Park and Go garages as well, which offer one hour of free parking.

  • 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!).