Madison car rentals

Madison car rentals

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Madison, WI
Jan 25 — Feb 1
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Madison, WI
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Madison car rental information

Pick-up locationMadison
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Minivan, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV, Supplier choice
Rental locations17
Airport locations7
Popular agenciesEnterprise, Hertz

Cheap car rentals in Madison

Economy$43/day
Compact$45/day
Intermediate$45/day
Standard$48/day
Full-size$48/day
Minivan$62/day
Full-size SUV$74/day
Premium$63/day
Supplier choice$26/day
Intermediate SUV$58/day
Standard SUV$69/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Madison car rental reviews and directory

From $33/dayRated #1
Hertz
Best rated
Cheapest deal
7.3 Good (195 reviews)
3 locations in Madison
Hertz
Locations in Madison
  • 7.4
  • 7.6
  • 7.3
  • 7
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentNov 18 2021
Nothing different
8.0 ExcellentNov 2 2021
Hassel to get to, but that's all rentals at share. Once there, the pick-up/return could not have been more convenient or smooth. FAST!
1.9 HorribleOct 5 2021
The location wasn't open. I had a scheduled pick up at noon on a Saturday. The location wasn't even up on Saturdays or Sundays....
3.9 MediocreSep 17 2021
Sighed up to pick car at the airport, your site got me a car, but it wasn't at the airport it was a $60 Uber ride away. Beware that when you request to pick up a car at the airport it may not be at the airport and can cost a lot to of time and money to get to the car that was rented.
5.9 OkayAug 29 2021
I believe my credit card information may have been compromised after I retuned the car there was a $100 charge attempted after I already paid for my rental.
1.9 HorribleJul 17 2021
They cancelled our car. Claimed they didn’t have one after all.
2.0 MediocreJun 15 2021
Due to travel delays, we arrived fifteen minutes outside of the pick-up time frame. Our reservation had been taken by someone else, so we were forced into a more expensive upgrade.
8.0 ExcellentJun 8 2021
The staff we were working with was friendly, not another staff member was getting frustrated with a customerIt was a small room and many people were picking up at the same time
4.0 OkayMay 11 2021
When I first arrived, I was told the minivan I rented had been sold. Then I was told he had to speak to the manager to see if he could find a minivan (which I needed to move my daughter out of her apartment). They "found" another minivan and it was filthy. Then I requested to be able to pay for tolls and they said this vehicle did not have that option. One would think that all rental vehicles would have that options. I then had to figure out how to attach the plate and pay for tolls on the highway to Illinois. I have rented vehicles from Hertz many times and this was not the best experience I have had.
8.0 ExcellentApr 2 2021
Very friendly staff and clean carWasn’t able to change drop off location
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From $40/dayRated #2
Enterprise
Most popular
8.4 Excellent (81 reviews)
5 locations in Madison
Enterprise
Locations in Madison
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.3
  • 8.5
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJun 9 2020
very friendly staff. clean car. free upgrade due to car I ordered not in lot yet. car worked well. very positive experience.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 18 2020
Staff was excellent treated very well go to business there againIn my opinion they did very well and again I will do business with them again
10.0 ExcellentOct 21 2019
The young fellow was very accommodating, changing cars for me when another renter left the car with terrible smoke smell. He also walked around and marked things I wouldn't have seen to avoid getting "pinged" later....one ways can get you like that.
10.0 ExcellentAug 4 2019
The staff was the best! He asked why we were renting & made a suggestion to he could give me a truck vs suv for the same cost. That was the best! The truck met our needs even better than the suv would have.Best experience I have ever had when renting a car!
8.0 ExcellentJul 27 2019
The airport Enterprise desk sent me across town to another Enterprise location that was closed till noon.
2.0 MediocreJul 16 2019
Rented the car to pick up close to my apartment. Did not get the details, requested several times, no response. Went to pick up the car at the place, the car was not available!! Poor performance!!
10.0 ExcellentMay 8 2019
Friendly and courteous staff
8.4 ExcellentMay 6 2019
very friendly but not helpful!The person who rented the car to me neglected to tell me that they didn't have anyone available to drive me home after I returned the rental car on a Saturday morning. When I returned the car, the person behind the counter just said, "Oh, we don't have anyone on Saturdays."
10.0 ExcellentMar 28 2019
Staff was nice, Friendly and accommodating.When trying to contact the actual store, I got the reservation center. They were very pushy and said the size of vehicle was going to be at the location. When we got there, the vehicle size was not there. We wound up having to choose something else at the same price.
9.6 ExcellentFeb 25 2019
The staff was prompt, friendly, helpful and gave clear directions. Car was in excellent condition and clean and conveniently located.
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From $46/dayRated #3
Alamo
8.4 Excellent (41 reviews)
1 location in Madison
Alamo
Locations in Madison
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJan 13 2022
Like new car with no hassle and great price.
8.0 ExcellentAug 17 2020
Price and fast serviceFirst car was cleaned but had the maintenance light on and a low pressure tired. The second car was not not too cleaned. Also, I wanted to add an extra day but they would charge me more than twice instead of honoring the same price.
6.0 GoodAug 7 2020
Our car was damaged after we returned it. Unfortunately, we didn't take pictures after we dropped it off and are being charged for it. I understand their policy, and they can do what they want, but it puts a damper on our experience.
10.0 ExcellentJul 9 2020
Staff was friendly, easy pick up And return
10.0 ExcellentApr 17 2020
Very fast pickup and drop off. Clean and quality car. Great price.
10.0 ExcellentApr 13 2020
Dane County Airport Agent was on point with her details everything was ready for me. Durning this pandemic, vehicle was wiped down prior and could smell the cleanest when I opened the car door. When I dropped off in Charlotte Airport, the attendant was professional. Thank you Alamo!No
8.0 ExcellentAug 15 2019
easy and friendly staff. car close to desk.nothing particular.
10.0 ExcellentJul 16 2019
BestBest
7.2 GoodFeb 7 2019
Staff was greatIt was freezing cold below zero and they knew I was coming in. I feel they could have either moved the vehicle closer or started it. I had to walk to the furthest outside stall and it was hard starting the vehicle
2.0 MediocreJan 23 2019
Vehicle was not safe. I rented a car a few hours before a forecast 5-7 inch snowstorm. After almost getting stuck several times during the blizzard, I checked the condition of the tires. They were beyond the industry standard for replacement. Shocking that Alamo would rent a car in this condition.
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From $38/dayRated #4
Budget
8 Excellent (63 reviews)
3 locations in Madison
Budget
Locations in Madison
  • 8.2
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8.2
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentNov 16 2021
It was easy to use and worth the time and money. They explained everything that I had to do and were able to get me in and out and on my way.
10.0 ExcellentNov 1 2021
It was just right!
4.0 OkayMay 10 2021
The staff at pickup was overloaded. Fastbreak was very slow.Fastbreak could have been quicker. The car had a terrible Cigar odor that caused me an the passengers to feel sick to our stomachs. We had to periodically open the windows to try to mitigate the cigar smell and sick to stomach feeling. I'm requesting a credit towards a future car rental. Thank you.
10.0 ExcellentNov 30 2020
The agent was friendly and funny. Checking-in electronically made it so I was in and out of the store very quickly.Nothing of note could have been improved.
7.2 GoodOct 12 2020
Staff was lovely and helpful! The car fit our needs.Felt pressured to get car protection
10.0 ExcellentAug 29 2020
Car was super clean- both pick-up and drop-off was super easy and the employees were informed and so nice.Shuttle to off airport location would be great as walking with luggage isn’t easy..
10.0 ExcellentAug 19 2020
Hassle free pick up and drop off
10.0 ExcellentJul 12 2020
Nothing, it was great!
10.0 ExcellentDec 10 2019
The woman who helped me at the front desk at pickup was great at explaining everything and very personable.
6.0 GoodNov 3 2019
The hours of operation were very odd. I could have read more fine print but most people assume at least regular 9-5.
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From $76/dayRated #5
National
7.8 Good (2 reviews)
1 location in Madison
National
Locations in Madison
  • 8
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 7
Recent reviews
5.6 OkayDec 30 2018
Small location, fast serviceI dropped off in less than 5 minutesI would not recommend Avis ever again
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From $37/dayRated #6
Avis
7.5 Good (23 reviews)
3 locations in Madison
Avis
Locations in Madison
  • 7.9
  • 7.9
  • 7.2
  • 7.7
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreDec 16 2021
Terrible - Avis tried to add $113 on to the total rental charge. Didn't take the car at their price.
3.9 MediocreOct 3 2021
I had a reservation to pick up my rental at Madison airport at 9 pm. I got there at 9:04 and Avis was already closed for the night. I had to taxi to a hotel and come back in the morning for my rental. What a pain in the ass. Who closes at 9 but takes a reservation for the same time? Very bad business. Will not rent from them again.
1.9 HorribleAug 2 2021
I had a reservation, they refused to honor it
10.0 ExcellentAug 28 2019
Very friendlyBetter signage about leaving car and walking in n.
4.8 OkayJun 26 2019
The staff at the counter were very pleasant and helpful.The car was in pretty poor condition. It had some dents and scratches, and if it had been cleaned the cleaning didn't show. Candidly, the car wasn't worth the high rental cost; I've had much nicer cars for a lower cost at other airports.
10.0 ExcellentNov 19 2018
LifesaverBriana (I think it was Briana) at the Dane County Airport helped me quickly get into a great car after a disastrous experience with having a flight canceled without warning. I was in a hurry and on a tight budget. She was kind and helpful and got me a wonderful, reliable and comfy car, fast.
10.0 ExcellentNov 27 2017
We appreciated the call explaining Avis' request to switch our vehicle for your own purposes.
9.6 ExcellentFeb 7 2017
the "low tire pressure" light came on and the window washer did not work because it was frozen
3.6 MediocreJan 5 2017
Terrible customer serviceFriendly but slow counter service.Slow process to complete pick up. I received no communication that the drop off point for my one-way rental was a satellite location with no official Avis presence, then was charged for a second day after they claimed it was returned late even though there was only a place to drop the keys, so they have no way of verifying my return time. When I called to dispute the additional late charges, the customer service was slow and unhelpful.
6.4 GoodJul 16 2016
Was not a ware I had to pick up off site...cost me too much time on a business trip.
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Sunnycars
1 location in Madison
Sunnycars
Locations in Madison
Recent reviews
405 travelers who rented a car in Madison gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.8

Car rental locations in or near Madison

Good to know

Most popular agency

Enterprise

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$52/day

Good deal

$38/day

When to book a rental car in Madison

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Top tips for renting a car in Madison

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Madison for $38 or less
  • Book your rental car in Madison at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Madison are around 6% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Economy rental cars in Madison are around 11% cheaper than other car types, on average

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