Pros: Easy pick up and drop off. The car swap was pretty smooth.Cons: Flat tire half way through the trip. No damage to the tire it just went flat somehow so that added about 3 hours to the trip. Road side assistance took two hours to get to us when it was estimated to be a little less than an hour (he changed it very quickly though and was very nice).
2.0 MediocreSep 22 2020
Pros: They cancelled my reservation 8 hours before I needed the car which put me in a bind. Then I had to make a reservation with another company and pay double the price. They would not reimburse me or give me any sort of reparation.
8.4 ExcellentSep 1 2020
Pros: Drop off was greatCons: Sat and waited over 20 minutes to get a vehicle during pick up
6.0 GoodAug 21 2020
Cons: Customer service rep you walk the customer to the car or employee to help with the bags and the same teach someone how to work the new technology of the vehicle you get... since is going to be yours for fee hrs or days..... and do together a full inspection of the vehicle....
6.0 GoodJul 21 2020
Pros: The customer service staff were incredibly friendly and nice. Cannot commend them enough.Cons: The car had an overwhelming smokers smell. It was intense. Especially in the heat. It was horrible. Also the car's touch screen (which basically controls everything) didn't work well. It routinely would freeze and we'd have to restart the car to get it to work again.
10.0 ExcellentJul 17 2020
Pros: Staff friendlyCons: they charged me for a damage on their symbol which I didn't do. And on top of it, the level of damage was so minor, OMG.
8.4 ExcellentDec 12 2019
Pros: The pick up and drop off were very easy. The car they gave me was okay, not very comfortable but good gas mileage. My drop off went great, they had an assistant to help park so I could just go to my flight at the airport.Cons: The initial online cost estimate was misleading. My first estimate was ~70$ for one day and another 10$ for the insurance. But because I'm 24 and not 25 I was charged 130$. Which is alot higher than I expected. Being more upfront about the online estimates regarding not meeting whatever arbitrary age requirement you want to use would be appreciated.
9.6 ExcellentNov 12 2019
Pros: Great staff!Cons: All was great!
7.6 GoodOct 24 2019
Cons: Staff at MSY was not friendly at all.
10.0 ExcellentOct 1 2019
Pros: your staff was friendly and made it easy to do business with your company,Cons: This was a one way rental I would have liked to have dropped it off at a location closer to the town I live in instead of at the airport. Other than that I thought that the experience was very good.
Cons: The car provided to me was filthy. I could barely see through the smeared windshield, and there wasn't a drop of washer fluid. Worse, there was a terrible scraping sound that Hertz must have known about. This car should not have been rented to anyone, certainly not at the high price that I paid. It was the worst rental car experience I have ever had.
8.0 ExcellentMar 9 2021
Pros: Staff was friendly but somewhat busy for no reasonCons: The vehicle could have been cleaner and not missing a mat
4.0 OkayDec 1 2020
Cons: When I picked up the car, I was told that the gas tank was full. When I got on the road, I realized that the tank was only 1/4 full. The vehicle also reeked of cigarette smoke to the point that we had to get air fresheners and all had a massive headache. The car was not clean on the outside. Inside was fine. We also had to put air in one of the tires three different times during our trip. This was not a good car rental experience.
10.0 ExcellentOct 21 2020
Pros: It was Pre-booking and things went well when I needed to extend a day longer with Hertz Company.
5.2 OkaySep 10 2020
Pros: The staff were very unfriendly and did not attempt to help us at all. They acted powerless because it was through a third party. The girl that checked us in had a sour attitude and made the start to our vacation poor. She doesn’t need to be in customer service.Cons: We accidents selected the wrong time to pick up our car and were 2 hours late. No one called us and I think that would be something beneficial so that people could try to get there as quickly as possible.
3.6 MediocreAug 24 2020
Pros: The drop off was easyCons: The called smelled of smoke The car wasn’t clean The car had a lot of previous damage to it The car didn’t come with a full tank of gas
2.0 MediocreAug 17 2020
Pros: Absolutely nothingCons: This booking site and their actual inventory are totally inaccurate. Booked 4 separate times and vehicle was never available even after speaking with an agent all those times. Ended up using a dealership to rent something. Don’t depend on this service!
2.0 MediocreAug 17 2020
Cons: You have to pay rent plus the $200 at the same time that's to much of money at one time.
7.2 GoodJun 12 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly but not able to provide clear answers. Drop off was easy.Cons: Clearer instructions prior to pickup when rental has been paid in full via deal through travel website such as Kayak. No mention of credit card being needed for deposit nor explanation of what the deposit is for.
8.8 ExcellentMay 2 2019
Pros: The staff at the Airport didn't seem to care one way or the other. The staff at the remote rental location were excellent!
Cons: I was not told that I could not pay for the rental on a debit card. This rental was to pick up my children in Atlanta. Dollar refused to allow the transaction to go through forcing me to rent at the last second from another vendor at a much higher price.
2.0 MediocreApr 8 2021
Cons: My receipt when I booked was $44 and after I returned the car the price was $80
6.0 GoodMar 19 2021
Cons: Wreaked of marijuana
4.0 OkayMar 2 2021
Cons: They didn’t have a vehicle ready for me to pick up. I had to wait 45 minutes for a car.
2.0 MediocreFeb 8 2021
Pros: Nothing. They gave away our car. Staff was rude at Mobile Airport and basically just said, "We don't have any cars." No offer to help fix this, despite the fact that they didn't hold our reservation.Cons: 1. They could have held our reservation--we did nothing to deserve them not having a car for us. 2. They could have offered to help find another car someplace else after they gave our reservation away. 3. They could have at least act like they cared that they screwed us.
10.0 ExcellentJan 29 2021
Pros: Yes to both!Cons: The expense, $13.00/day, was a little high to add a second driver. Was not expecting that expense.
2.0 MediocreJan 5 2021
Pros: Nothing at allCons: Rude employees. No cars were available at time of pick up. Left me stranded there for 30 hours until I could find a flight back home. Ruined my vacation.
10.0 ExcellentNov 26 2019
Pros: The staff at the counter was awesome! She was very informative and friendly. In my opinion, she went above and beyond to make our trip to watch our son graduate from Army bootcamp a very pleasant experience.
2.0 MediocreJun 23 2019
Pros: staff did not know what they were doing, they were not friendlyCons: everything
2.0 MediocreApr 10 2019
Cons: When I attempted to pick up my car, I was informed that the rental agency had no cars left. They offered me an apology. Unfortunately, that did very little to fix the fact that I was now stranded with no car.
Got a Chrysler mini van. Have used them 3x now andPros: PriceCons: wish I could have dropped at local agency without incurring a massive upcharge. Had to take it to the airport as it was a several hundred dollar difference even though it was only approx 15 miles away.
Pros: Due to COVID they aren’t picking anyone upCons: To ACTUALLY let the customer know before heading there and stand in line for an hour or so OUTSIDE to then get denied the rental
8.0 ExcellentMay 20 2020
Cons: Pickup took 45 minutes to get a car. I realize we are under a pandemic though. There was really only one guy checking people in and checking the cars in, so he was doing the best he could. Dropping the car off was so much easier. They had streamlined their process. It took 5 minutes.
10.0 ExcellentJan 21 2020
Pros: Very friendly when I picked up the car thank you for good serviceCons: It all went good wouldn't change a thing
9.6 ExcellentNov 4 2019
Pros: All of the staff that I interacted with were super friendly, helpful, and accommodating.Cons: Drop off was a little bit confusing because there didn’t seem to be a dedicated spot for returns. There were two aisles where you could park the car instead and staff would come meet you where you parked.
8.8 ExcellentAug 9 2019
Pros: The team was kind and quickly went through rental procedure.Cons: It is very hard to find those who are in parking lot for returning vehicle, or any dents or scratches prior to leaving. A large return sign check point and perhaps a single point outside for scratch and dent concerns would be very helpful. Guys in a badly parked truck looked like other customers.
8.0 ExcellentJun 13 2019
Cons: Cleanliness of the vehicle.
8.0 ExcellentMay 30 2019
Cons: The car smelled like smoke
8.0 ExcellentDec 28 2018
Pros: Employees at the Mobile airport location were very courteous and helpful.
9.2 ExcellentNov 18 2018
Uneventful and friendly ... just the way we like itPros: We picked up the car with no problem, returned it with no problem. When we got back to the (off-site) location, they drove us to the airport, and did so promptly.Cons: No shuttle between airport & off-site location. Had to take Lyft.
10.0 ExcellentOct 30 2018
EasyPros: I dropped off at a different location because it was close to my house. Everything went smooth.
Fast, great xar, great pricePros: Chech out took 5 minutes, forgot to fill out the form. Brought it back a week later with a full tank, perfunctory check on the vehicle took 3 or 4 minutes and I was on my way with receipt.Cons: Couldn't figure out where the gas cap filler cap release was was? Odd for the vehicle? But all my other kias have had the gas release in the same place ...
7.6 GoodJun 19 2018
Pros: The fact that my work discount was applied at the counter during check outCons: That when I booked this rental through KAYAK I couldn't use my work discount so I won't be using that service again
5.2 OkayJul 24 2017
Don't get a YarisPros: clean, timelyCons: uncomfortable seat and no cruise control - what car doesn't have cruise control?
9.2 ExcellentMay 23 2017
How to dropoffCons: Procedure to dropoff required asking a Hertz parking lot staff member for guidance. Simple enough to park and log info to deliver inside, but was unfamiliar when compared with larger airport facilities.
Pros: CheaperCons: I risked paying ahead & had to cancel & LOST my $$$ - Yukk
5.2 OkaySep 18 2020
Pros: Pick up and drop off were very easy. The car itself was nice quality and easy to drive.Cons: Car wasn’t very clean. Smelled like smoke. No wiper fluid.
10.0 ExcellentDec 16 2019
Pros: They provided a new and clean car for a price that’s hard to beat. Extremely fuel efficient Sentra, wife room to carry my luggage.
8.0 ExcellentSep 9 2019
Pros: Everything was great until we went pick the cardCons: The airport location could’ve told us that using your debt card to rent a car you would to rent the car 24hours in advance so we unable to make our trip
3.2 MediocreAug 12 2019
Cons: They charged me $15 for a chip in the windshield that was not caused by me. It's a scam and I won't ever use Thrifty again.
6.8 GoodOct 15 2018
Make sure your clients know where cars can be droppedPros: I liked the car and the price. The ease of ordering was nice too.Cons: We had one heck of a time trying to get this car dropped off. There wasn't a Thrifty in Destin Florida that was open and we were told on the phone by customer service that we could not drop off at a Dollar or Hertz only to find out that the Dollar location could easily accept a Thrifty rental. It is a great benefit for clients to be able to drop off at many locations if needed. This should be conveyed to the customer.
10.0 ExcellentOct 10 2018
Pros: Clean car, easy to find the rental desk, good rate
4.0 OkayAug 18 2018
Cons: It was an older van with 45K miles and not very nice..
2.0 MediocreMar 6 2018
Pros: NothingCons: Did not inform me what was needed for pickup.
8.4 ExcellentJun 11 2017
Quick and EasyPros: They were very helpful. Everything went smoothly with pick up and drop off. No problems with the car.Cons: The car smelled faintly of cigarette smoke.
Rich in history, Mobile is a popular destination in the United States’ South. You will find it beneficial to rent a car so that you can visit some of the nearby resort and beach towns like Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, and Dauphin Island (accessed via ferry). With a rental car you can also enjoy the white sandy beaches of the Florida Panhandle.
Mobile Regional Airport offers easy access to many cities around Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida. This airport provides travelers with many modern conveniences including free wi-fi, coffee shops, eateries, and car rental services. Several rental car agencies are just steps from the terminal, including Thrifty, National, and Hertz. Some others are right across the street.
When driving on the Alabama highways, keep an eye out for construction workers. By law, you must move over to the lane farthest away from the worker(s) for added safety. Rainstorms are also very common in Mobile, which can cause difficult driving situations. If it starts to rain heavily while you are driving on vacation, be sure to turn on your headlights, slow down to keep control of your vehicle, and don’t brake suddenly, as this can cause you to hydroplane.
Rush hour in Mobile can add to your travel times. Traffic tends to get busy by around 6 a.m. for the morning commute, although it is the heaviest from 7 a.m. – 8 a.m. approaching downtown. In the evenings commuters typically return home from work between the hours of 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., which can also cause some traffic delays. You’ll especially want to avoid driving on the George Wallace Tunnel during these times.
25% of our users found rental cars in Mobile for $36 or less
Book your rental car in Mobile at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
Supplier choice rental cars in Mobile are around 33% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about renting a car in Mobile
Some car rental companies in Mobile which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Thrifty, Hertz and Alamo
On average a rental car in Mobile costs $47 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($40/day) and Dollar ($66/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Dollar 8400 Airport Blvd 36608 (12 miles from city center).
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Mobile are Alamo (8.4, 100 reviews), and Hertz (6.9, 67 reviews).
The average gas price in Mobile 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.
Intermediate (Ford Escape or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Mobile.
A Intermediate car rental in Mobile costs $43 per day, on average.
A Supplier choice car rental in Mobile costs $37 per day, on average.
A Economy car rental in Mobile costs $43 per day, on average.
In Mobile, cars are most frequently rented at Dollar 8400 Airport Blvd (12 miles from city center).
On average a rental car in Mobile costs $327 per week ($47 per day).
On average a rental car in Mobile costs $1,402 per month ($47 per day).
Because it can get hot in Mobile, you’ll want to rent a car with ample room for your family and a strong air conditioning system. If you travel there during the rainy season, you’ll also want to choose a car that is really safe to drive in harsh weather conditions.
When you are visiting restaurants or movie theaters on main roads in Mobile, the speed limit should be either 55 or 65 mph. To keep children safe, residential neighborhoods require you to drive no more than 25 mph. On highways, the maximum speed allowed is 60 mph in the city and 70 mph on the outskirts of town.
Gasoline is very economical in Mobile. You’ll pay only a little over $2.00 for a gallon of regular gasoline. Expect to pay about $0.30 more for premium grade. Prices on gasoline in Mobile often decreases in the winter months, including the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday.
You’ll find plenty of convenient and safe parking spaces for your rental car around Mobile. There are an abundant number of metered parking spots on the streets. Additionally, there are many parking lots and garages around. Some, like the ones on Government Street and the County Garage on Jackson Street, are city-owned and operated.
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!).