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Memphis, TN
May 26 — Jun 2
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Memphis, TN
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Cheap car rentals in Memphis

Economy$23/day
Compact$24/day
Intermediate$24/day
Standard$43/day
Full-size$46/day
Full-size SUV$61/day
Premium$56/day
Luxury$52/day
Intermediate SUV$38/day
Compact SUV$38/day
Standard SUV$39/day
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Memphis car rental reviews and directory

From $71/dayRated #1
Alamo
Best rated
8.4 Excellent (181 reviews)
1 location in Memphis
Alamo
Locations in Memphis
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.4
  • 8.3
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 2 2022
Age Restrictions
2.0 MediocreMar 20 2022
Flight in was very late. Arrived at car rental counter about 10 minutes after posted closing time. Usually, especially at a big city airport, car rental places stay open late. At least this time, Memphis Alamo was closed. Technically, not their fault, but not mine, either. Even though I had reserved a rental car weeks in advance, I had to use a different company. I can only hope they won't charge me for a car not rented.
8.0 ExcellentFeb 1 2022
The pickup and drop off process are extremely easy. The vehicle I rented left some to be desired. It smelled funny and the dash and infotainment center were not clean. Otherwise, it was a great experience.
10.0 ExcellentDec 1 2021
Confort, customer service was nice at the Memphis airport
10.0 ExcellentNov 16 2021
Staff was very pleasant and efficient. Was upgraded without hesitation due to vehicle availability at time of arrival.
1.9 HorribleSep 20 2021
There were no rental cars available when I arrived. Even though I was able to register for a car online.
4.0 OkayMar 10 2021
The car smell like tabaco or weed
10.0 ExcellentOct 30 2020
Very Clean And Very Up To Date Meaning New Vehicle And Very Safe .All good Very nice
8.0 ExcellentAug 23 2020
Yes. They were backed up but accommodated as quickly as they couldBe better about mask useage. Both wearing them and wearing them properly.
10.0 ExcellentAug 20 2020
Staff at pick up and at drop were very helpful.Nothing.
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From $82/dayRated #2
Enterprise
7.8 Good (134 reviews)
8 locations in Memphis
Enterprise
Locations in Memphis
  • 7.9
  • 8.1
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMar 20 2022
A van that was not broke, wasting 3+ hours figuring out how to resolve it myself, and an unsympathetic branch that offered a measly 10% off the rental after having safety issues in a van with 3 adults and 4 children.
1.9 HorribleOct 18 2021
My flight was delayed and the counter closes at 11. I was stranded at the airport at 1 am. The phone representative for enterprise thought it was funny. He laughed out loud at my situation.
7.9 GoodAug 24 2021
I wish I would’ve known what kind of car I was going to get before picking up. I was a little disappointed in the features. The lane departure warning kept making the steering wheel vibrate when I was in the middle of lanes, the radio didn’t have Apple car play so getting around in an unfamiliar area was more difficult.
8.0 ExcellentJun 8 2021
It went good. No hassle!
6.0 GoodJun 7 2021
Nothing, was unable to use EnterpriseI booked reservation for 9pm. My flight was delayed 1.25h and when I arrived in Memphis, the Enterprise desk was closed. There was no warning or anything about it closing at 10p on the website or anything and at the desk no instructions on how to go about getting my rental from another desk. Had to walk around for an hour finding another rental place. At least 4 other parties were left stranded without rentals at 10p on a Thursday night.
4.0 OkayJan 5 2021
Very nice staff. Very professional.poor performance and high mileage in car. both cars had problems and had to return the first car due to engine light coming on and second car the breaks went out.
10.0 ExcellentJan 3 2021
Staff was friendly even though he was super busy. Car was clean and nice- almost new. Check car back in was very easy and fastHas to wait a little longer to get the rental once I arrived but not unreasonable long I guess
10.0 ExcellentDec 7 2020
Blake was awesome!nothing, it was great
2.0 MediocreDec 3 2020
Not going through enterprise or local offices. I’ll stick with the airport from now on and never ever use enterprise.
10.0 ExcellentNov 21 2020
Staff was great.Have more cars available.
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From $76/dayRated #3
Dollar
7.1 Good (113 reviews)
1 location in Memphis
Dollar
Locations in Memphis
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7
  • 6.7
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 16 2022
They had no cars available even though I made my reservation over a month ago. They said anywhere from 2-8 hours and there were already 6 people ahead of me waiting. I canceled and went with enterprise.
2.0 MediocreFeb 28 2022
It was terrible. Waited over an hour and still no car. Even trying to cancel my reservation after waiting to over 26 min on the phone. I will never use them nor Thrifty ever again.
2.0 MediocreFeb 21 2022
This location was closed when we arrived because they ran out of cars, even though we had a reservation. We waited outside in the cold for 30 min before someone from Enterprise came over and told us. The people at Dollar didn't even leave a note. Unacceptable service.
2.0 MediocreDec 19 2021
First problem, they tooked confirmed reservations, but didnt have cars available to rent. I had to wait four and a half hours for a vehicle. Second problem., I had the car 3 days not 4, but not get s refund or apology for any of the problems I wii never use this service again.
4.0 OkayNov 24 2021
The ladies at the desk were nice. However, I had to wait almost an hour for my car. I’m not quite for sure why I needed a paid reservation if my car isn’t going to be ready. I will definitely consider other rental companies if I have to wait that long.
4.0 OkayOct 29 2021
I was NOT impressed with the type vehicle and pick up process at the airport in Memphis, TN. I arrived at Dollar car rental at 5:30 pm on OCT 6, 2021, and found the pick up area closed with a sign posted to "pick up the to rental car at Hertz!" I stood in line at Hertz for nearly an hour waiting to pick up the rental car. Due to the volume of business at Hertz, there was nobody available to answer my questions about the functionality of the rental vehicle. The headlight visibility on the rental car (Ford Focus) was poor. Also, with Memphis, TN, being an extremely high crime area, I was very uncomfortable with driving a rental vehicle there for 3 weeks with Nevada license plates.
10.0 ExcellentSep 15 2021
Real easy getting car on very short notice....
10.0 ExcellentSep 1 2021
checked gas gauge and it was on empty. They immediately swapped us to another vehicle. Checkout and checkin both went very smoothly!
1.9 HorribleJul 22 2021
Got there at 8pm and there was no one there and no cars. Will never use Dollar again
1.9 HorribleJul 15 2021
I had a terrible experience from the moment I arrived. My entire day backfired because of the lack of service here. The woman at the counter did not even greet me even though I had an appointment/ reservation for the time I arrived, and she did not attempt to assist me when she saw me. I didn't even get my rental and I had drove out of my way 30 minutes for absolutely nothing and poor- poor- poor customer service. I had a reservation for a rental setup online the night before and I arrive for her to suddenly tell me that they "do not do same day rentals" (????) The reservation portal could have notified me of this before I wasted my time and money covering an rental insurance package as well as the gas to get there. Not only did she quickly close the door on me after this unacceptable update, but I could clearly see other rentals in their parking lot which I found odd for them not to have any inventory to supply my rental! Zero stars! Do not rent with this company online or in-person.
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From $66/dayRated #4
Hertz
Cheapest deal
Most popular
6.4 Good (205 reviews)
5 locations in Memphis
Hertz
Locations in Memphis
  • 6.9
  • 6.8
  • 6.2
  • 6.1
  • 6.3
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodApr 7 2022
Car wasn’t full of gas. Only had one persons working the counter so we waited an hour. Car was half cleaned. Car had damages on it.
6.0 GoodApr 6 2022
Dirty interior I had to clean. Rather expensive
2.0 MediocreApr 3 2022
Kayak, Priceline or whatever does not give drivers all information need before renting a vehicle online through them. They don't tell you that you have to have enough money left over on your credit card to cover a deposit at the counter had me thinking I didn't have to pay anything at pickup. So, I used my card again after I booked and didn't have exactly 200 dollars for my deposit there was no other way to pay couldn't use another major credit card or pay with cash as I tried everything they wouldn't give me a refund Hertz is the company I booked to use at pickup they tell me to ask Priceline for a refund back and then there is Priceline telling me to ask Herzt for my refund so I'm thinking this maybe a loss so for anyone out there don't believe them they just tell lies go straight to the company that you plan to use because these third party people ain't worth the names they call themselves
2.0 MediocreMar 18 2022
I picked a car up just before 1pm, drove 7 miles to a local BBQ place for lunch, and noticed a deep looking tear (more than 1/4 inch deep and 2 inches wide) in the outer wall of the tire when I came outside of the restaurant. Called the roadside assistance number at 2pm and they advised to bring it back since the car was still drivable. When I got back, they had me fill out an incident report, even though I’m certain by the looks of it that the tire had to be that way when I received it; I just couldn’t tell in a dark parking garage. I hit nothing on my way to the restaurant and with the direction I parked at the corner of the lot at the restaurant, nothing could have hit that tire. I noticed the tire issue less than an hour after receiving the car when I was actually out in the sunlight and tried to do the safe thing and bring it back. After filling out the report, I then get put behind about 10 other customers waiting on rentals, like I’m a brand new customer who just got there. Amongst these people was a woman who they gave my car I just brought back (now washed) WITH THE CUT TIRE. I pointed this out to the manager (wearing pajama pants) and she said that she didn’t know if that’s the same car because they have “a bunch of those”. I walked over and looked at the tire and it was indeed that same car that had the same slit in the tire. Bad enough to fill out an incident report with my findings, but not bad enough to give to someone else while I’m still waiting on a different vehicle? Hopefully the woman who got it after me does not get into an accident WHEN the tire blows out. After I finally got the 2nd rental car nearly 2 hours later, it reeked of weed and now my clothes smell like it. I wasn’t about to wait another 2 hours for a 3rd car though today. Now I need to try to get rid of this smell while it have clients with me this week. I know there’s a car shortage, I know there’s a labor shortage, but this was just pathetic with how much laziness this was handled with. All while the supervisor talked with her friends on her air pods. Prayers to the woman who got the cut tire that I originally was stuck with. I was only 90 mins late to my appointment this evening, but at least my “Cannabis Cruiser” for the week does not appear to have a cut tire that’s ready to go at any moment. Worst rental experience I’ve ever had, will probably ever have, and it’s not even close.
2.0 MediocreFeb 1 2022
Hertz is not upfront about certain financial aspects before renting and the 800 customer service people are awful. If I can help it, I will never rent from Hertz again.
2.0 MediocreJan 10 2022
They took 300 $ out of my credit card with no reason and they didn’t send the receive yet
10.0 ExcellentJan 9 2022
Friendly, helpful, made sure I had an appropriate vehicle given the icy conditions when I arrived. Easy and friendly drop off.
8.0 ExcellentJan 8 2022
The rental agent, Shell, was patient and knowledgeable. The shop was understaffed and had long lines. But we got our rental and got going.
10.0 ExcellentJan 4 2022
Very flexible when our plans changed due to illness. Great price as well.
8.0 ExcellentDec 31 2021
The agent was swift and friendly
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From $80/dayRated #5
Avis
7.1 Good (97 reviews)
5 locations in Memphis
Avis
Locations in Memphis
  • 7.4
  • 7.3
  • 6.9
  • 7.1
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 18 2022
Agent was very friendly, recognizing this was my first car rental and guiding me through it.
2.0 MediocreMay 17 2022
It was nothing that I like you guys canceled my car and I was stuck in another state without a car
6.0 GoodMay 17 2022
The rental was extended and then it became very pricey.
6.0 GoodMay 5 2022
Final charge was double original quote because of different fees.
2.0 MediocreApr 30 2022
There was no car available when I showed up at the place that you gave me to rent from
10.0 ExcellentApr 11 2022
In Memphis when we picked up our car there was only 1 person behind counter and 13 people waiting in line. Our wait was over 30 minutes to get our rental. The agent was very nice. Easy return also.
10.0 ExcellentMar 22 2022
Nice prompt professional service
10.0 ExcellentMar 19 2022
The personnel was very helpful from the start to the finish. Very warm and inviting. This was one of the best experience I have had in renting a car for all the years renting. Five big fat stars.
2.0 MediocreMar 16 2022
I booked this rental, and then the morning of, I received a call that they had no vehicles left to rent.
2.0 MediocreMar 8 2022
Vehicle wasn't available.
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From $71/dayRated #6
Thrifty
6.4 Good (90 reviews)
1 location in Memphis
Thrifty
Locations in Memphis
  • 6.9
  • 6.7
  • 6.1
  • 6.1
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreFeb 28 2022
Our flight was late arriving. Our car was given away/not available.
5.9 OkaySep 15 2021
had to wait on car, because they was low staff, and customer service was terrible.
1.9 HorribleSep 13 2021
Booked with Thrifty via Priceline, and when I arrived at rental car kiosk at Memphis airport, I was surprised by the long line. After waiting about 35 mins with minimum movement, and seeing disgusted faces coming from kiosk, found out they oversold and had 0 cars available. Apparently they do this quite often, as after booking with another more trusted rental car company next door, they stated it happens all of the time. Was able to get a refund via Priceline, but Thrifty needs better organization. Disappointing.
1.9 HorribleAug 17 2021
Took 2 hours to pick up car upon arrival
10.0 ExcellentAug 14 2021
Easy pick up and drop off- $1000 for 5 days of a mid size car is high but inflation is bad and covid screwed up a lot with cars
1.9 HorribleAug 10 2021
My reservation was for pick up at 8am I got a vehicle at 10:42am it wasn’t the car I order but I had to except to reach destination on time
1.9 HorribleAug 3 2021
Stood in line for2 hours to get a car. Then took an hour to bring it up. 3 hours total wait. Missed appointments I should of had plenty of time to get to. Rental agent was the most rude person I have dealt with. Cursed me, threatened to cancel my contract all because I simply asked for an eta of when my car would be ready. I have the pictures and video to backup everything I am saying. Filed a corporate complaint since the 1-800 number is useless and I have heard absolutely nothing from corporate in 4 days.
1.9 HorribleJul 31 2021
The counter is in the garage which was extremely hot. We had to wait 5 minutes for any staff to show. When she did she said they were out of cars and would have to wait a least an hour- this is despite a reservation. That didn’t seem to matter at all. We asked to cancel and get our money back- she said she couldn’t do anything for us. I had my 84 year old mother and we couldn’t wait in an un-air conditioned parking garage for an hour so we rented somewhere else and now are trying to go through a refund process which is also very difficult. When we returned our car yesterday we noticed a line of at least 15 people waiting at Thrifty to pick up with only one person again at the window. I would not rent from here.
3.9 MediocreJul 30 2021
No cars were ready upon my arrival. Gave me a mid-size when I paid for a full. Car had vibrations at highway speeds.
1.9 HorribleJul 27 2021
Waited over an hour in line in 90+ degree heat with little progress, the wait line was still not moving when we gave up and rented. A car from another company! It was obvious that the one employee in the booth was understaffed.
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From $75/dayRated #7
Payless
6.2 Good (83 reviews)
1 location in Memphis
Payless
Locations in Memphis
  • 6.5
  • 6.4
  • 5.8
  • 5.7
  • 6.4
Recent reviews
9.2 ExcellentMar 15 2020
Could not find a Payless agent, Finally discovered Avis agents could help
10.0 ExcellentJan 21 2020
Helpful staffThe car itself had a trunk that did not open conventionally which was hard to figure out how to open without a google search
6.8 GoodNov 13 2019
Staff was friendly, car was clean, everything worked.1. No car was available when we arrived, in spite of my efforts earlier to ensure there would be. We were lucky that a car appeared within 20 mins. 2. The air pressure warning was on the entire 8 days. I added air to all tires but the warning persisted. 3. Too much time spent waiting for receipt to be printed upon our return. Avis doesn’t seem to try harder anymore.
2.0 MediocreJul 31 2019
absolutely nothinggo with anyone else but them
10.0 ExcellentMar 7 2019
Smooth, no problems.
2.0 MediocreJan 7 2019
Nothing. They are horrible.When I arrived to pickup the car at 1pm on a Thursday there was no one at the counter and there had not been an attendant for some time. The rep from Avis at the next counter gave me the same deal since no one was working at Payless. Also, when I called to inquire about a baby car seat the automated phone system required that I provide an "Access Code", whatever that is, to complete the call and I was not able to get anyone on the phone to assist. I will never use this junk company again.
2.0 MediocreDec 31 2018
Never use this site again!Nothing!!!I reserved a vehicle and when I went to pick it up, it was not there!!! The agent said laughed and said they were out of vehicles and especially the type that I reserved.
4.8 OkaySep 15 2018
Poor customer service20 minute wait for clerk to check in and out
6.0 GoodAug 22 2018
Customer service is poor and not helpful.
6.0 GoodJun 27 2018
I liked the carI did not speak or talk to any representative from Payless. At both pickup and dropoff I had to be assisted by an Avis rep. The reps for Payless were “unavailable”, no one did a car inspection at pickup or drop off. Next time I will just go to Avis. They’re reps were available and ready to assist another company’s customers. I find it odd that he even had passwords and such to log into the payless system being he wasn’t a payless employee.
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From $105/dayRated #8
Budget
6.2 Good (91 reviews)
5 locations in Memphis
Budget
Locations in Memphis
  • 6.5
  • 6.7
  • 6.1
  • 5.8
  • 6.2
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreApr 13 2022
It took a hour and a 10 min to do the check out and pick up the car. They had 1 person working the counter and over 20 people in line. Changed the rate on me approx 20 higher at the counter. After check out went to get the car and had to wait 20 min for them to clean it. Then went to leave and no none was at the check out area and had to wait another 10 min. The process of picking up the car was longer than my flight from Virginia to Tenesee. Terrible experience with budget. Staff was friendly but grossly under staffed.
8.0 ExcellentFeb 28 2022
NA
8.0 ExcellentFeb 14 2022
Great car at a decent price especially compared to Hertz or Avis.
8.0 ExcellentJan 6 2022
Little more enthusiasm from the staffs with customers will make the rental experience better.
6.0 GoodNov 16 2021
They were very very busy only one person working I went to the booth and checked out and it was over 30 minutes before I received the car so when I returned it I was charged an extra day because I did not receive the grace period
2.0 MediocreNov 15 2021
Arrived at counter and they had no record of my reservation. Staff rude and not helpful. There were no other cars available to rent! So my husband and I were stranded in Memphis and Oxford for 4 days with no choice but to Uber
10.0 ExcellentOct 13 2021
Fred at the Budget Rental car was awesome. Excellent customer service, friendliness, new his products available, helped with kid seats, everything. I will use Kayak again because of Fred at the Budget office at Memphis Airport. Thank you, Will Koberg
5.9 OkaySep 20 2021
When I arrived, one person was available to assist. She instructed me to wait for someone else. Then she asked for my drivers license and started the process. She kept her window closed, requiring me to speak from an open window at the other end of the booth. When the second attendant appeared, I moved down and spoke through the glass that she opened briefly. Next, I was ask to quickly fill out documents and handed the keys and my receipt. I located the car and noted scratches on it. To avoid responsibility, I ask for a pre- inspection document noting the damage. She said that she forgot to tell me I could address that with the attendant on the way out. In sum, the communication was not acceptable. When I returned the car, there were at least 20 parked in front of my car. There was no attendant to check me in, provide a post inspection clearance, and confirm the car had a full tank of gas. Somewhere signs posted to leave the keys in the car, but I did not see one when I drove in. So, I walked to the booth and waited in line for at least 10-15 minutes to inquire about the return protocol, but I had to wait as the attendant had to let two people out with rental cars. She then told me I had to leave keys and that the vehicle would be checked in later. This disconcerting given the liability you assume in renting a car. So in sum, this was a mediocre experience at best. This location needs more people with communication skills who prioritize customer service.
1.9 HorribleAug 2 2021
Pickup up was slow, vehicle wasn’t ready 1st vehicle given window cracked and huge nail in vehicle so they filled the air up to the max returned, 2nd vehicle no oil change returned, 3rd vehicle manger stated that due to their fault and additional discount was added and I still had to pay over a $100 just in airport fees that weren’t included in my rental. Never using this service again.
7.9 GoodJul 29 2021
The staff is a little rude, but overall I loved the rental
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From $132/dayRated #9
National
8.6 Excellent (5 reviews)
1 location in Memphis
National
Locations in Memphis
  • 8.8
  • 8.4
  • 8.8
  • 9.2
  • 8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 12 2019
Super easy pickup and dropoff. Brand new vehicle.Called a few days ahead to change my pickup to one hour earlier, but reservations told there was no availability and the price would change. When i arrived 30 minutes early anyway there were multiple vehicles available and the Memphis team were happy for me to drive off in one.
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Eagle Rent A Car
1 location in Memphis
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in Memphis
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Sunnycars
1 location in Memphis
Sunnycars
Locations in Memphis
Recent reviews
999 travelers who rented a car in Memphis gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.1

Car rental locations in or near Memphis

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$85/day

Good deal

$69/day

When to book a rental car in Memphis

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

Top tips for renting a car in Memphis

  • Like so many cities in the U.S., Memphis requires visitors to have a vehicle at their disposal. Without a rental car at hand, you would simply struggle to get around the city as there is very little in the way of public transportation in the city. The main option is taking the public bus that, compared to a rental car, is quite slow and, especially when traveling with a group of people, would be even more expensive than renting in some cases.
  • Planning on picking up a rental car after your flight to Memphis lands? For travelers with flights to Memphis International Airport you will find the rental car counters in the Ground Transportation Center in Terminal B, one level below Baggage Claim.
  • Visitors to Memphis should note that GPS devices will often say that drivers can drive on Memphis’ famed Beale Street, but in actuality the street is blocked off for pedestrian use most hours of the day. Beale Street is one of the most popular attractions in Memphis and, while originally cars could drive on it at all hours, nowadays it is mostly reserved for pedestrian traffic except in the early hours.
  • No two words are dreaded more by drivers than rush hour. Fortunately for visiting drivers to Memphis, the city actually has fairly mild rush hour traffic. The morning rush hour normally lasts from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and in the afternoon it starts up around 4:00 p.m. and finishes shortly after 6:00 p.m.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Memphis for $69 or less
  • Book your rental car in Memphis at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Memphis are around 26% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Economy rental cars in Memphis are around 23% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Memphis