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Nantucket, MA
Jul 29 — Aug 5
Same drop-off
Nantucket, MA
Thu 7/29
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Thu 8/5
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Nantucket car rental information

Pick-up locationNantucket
Car typesCompact SUV, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Minivan, Open air all terrain, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations1
Airport locations1
Popular agenciesHertz

Cheap car rentals in Nantucket

$69/dayIntermediate
$65/dayStandard
$57/dayFull-size
$187/dayMinivan
$211/dayFull-size SUV
$129/dayCompact SUV
$129/dayIntermediate SUV
$184/dayStandard SUV
$211/dayOpen air all terrain
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Nantucket car rental reviews and directory

From $69/dayRated #1
Hertz
Best rated
Most popular
8.1 Excellent (31 reviews)
3 locations in Nantucket
Hertz
Locations in Nantucket
14 Airport Road+1 508 228 9421
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday07:00 - 19:00
Sunday07:00 - 19:00
223 Stevens Street+1 508 778 1640
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
72 Airport Road+1 508 693 2402
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
  • 8.6
  • 8.4
  • 8.1
  • 8.1
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentOct 19 2020
Pros: Vehicle and service provided by staff.
4.4 OkayOct 14 2020
Cons: I searched for a car rental pickup in Hyannis, MA. The search setting apparently also included rentals in Nantucket. So when I arrived to pick up the car, the car was not available in Hyannis. When I inquired, I learned my car rental pickup had been booked for Nantucket, a location I could not even get to without taking a ferry. Furthermore, my drop-off location was in NJ. So the notion that I was allowed to pickup a car on an island to be dropped off in NJ is absurd. This type of booking should not be allowed to even take place. Who would ever rent a car in Nantucket, pay to put a rental car on a ferry, then drop it off on the mainland. You need to put in booking restrictions against this type of reservation, so this does not occur in the future.
2.0 MediocreSep 28 2020
Cons: When I got there, the man said they had no cars and he couldn’t honor my reservation.
4.4 OkaySep 8 2020
Pros: NothingCons: The staff at the pickup were extremely unprofessional, the main Hertz customer service was the worst I have ever experienced, and the dropoff location had been closed several months ago.
8.8 ExcellentJul 9 2018
Better than expectedPros: New, very comfortable car. Pleasant staff; easy pickup and drop-off.Cons: I expected it to be expensive, and it was ($112/day for a midsize), but probably less than other rentals on the island.
9.6 ExcellentFeb 22 2018
carrentals.com has issuesPros: Hertz was great, very friendly and helpful.Cons: carrentals.com who co-booked the rental with Kayak, did not provide Hertz with my contact information. This caused confusion when they tried to call me to tell me the location I had booked the car was closed and to head to a different location. I could not be reached so I showed up at the closed location and had to then catch a cab across town to the open location.
4.0 OkayAug 6 2017
Inconsiderate, inconvenient, unprofessionalPros: The car was fine, once I got oneCons: I booked my car from the Hertz location in town (Hyannis) but when I arrived the location was closed and locked and there was no answer on their phone line. When I finally reached someone at their airport location they told me they didn't have my phone number and had no way of reaching me so they just closed the shop? I was shocked. My phone number was included in my booking and they had returned a call to my wife the day before the booking as well. I had to rent a car from the airport location, and return it there as well which was inconvenient and burned a lot of time during a busy time for me. I understand that sometimes things don't go according to plan, but this was not handled well at all.
4.4 OkayJun 11 2016
Bad experiencePros: Cars are at airportCons: The first car was used by a smoker and then over sprayed with a cover smell so it was awful. We drove it just off the site and found the smell too objectionable to continue. I called the 800 number and Hertz arranged for me to trade in the car for another. We were told to be see the gas tank was full, so although we'd barely driven it, we did get gas and found we already needed gas! That indicated to us it probably wasn't really full at pickup. I complained when I turned in the replacement car and although they argued with me, they did give me credit for the cost of the gasoline. The price of the car was almost $100 a day, the same car had a rental agreement left by the previous renter and they paid much less. This experience was unlike our previous rentals at Hertz on Nantucket which have not been unpleasant.
7.6 GoodApr 23 2016
Ghost townCons: Nobody was at the Barnstable location and nobody answered the phone when called. The building is a little run down as well. It was cold out and we were waiting outside. Our customer service rep finally showed up and informed us he had to take care of two facilities. He was very good and friendly, I hope he has help for the summer
8.4 ExcellentApr 5 2016
Pick up poor- Drop Off GreatPros: Drop off was easy and was done "live" with an Ipad type device- very quick very efficient,. Car was clean and as described.Cons: Booked for 9am pickup - got to the office to find office locked and rep out on another pick up. I had to stand in the snow for 20 mins until rep arrived. Check out was then quick and efficient.
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From $64/dayRated #2
Avis
9.7 Excellent (3 reviews)
2 locations in Nantucket
Avis
Locations in Nantucket
65 South Street+1 508 771 4554
Monday08:30 - 18:00
Tuesday08:30 - 18:00
Wednesday08:30 - 18:00
Thursday08:30 - 18:00
Friday08:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:30 - 18:00
Sunday08:30 - 18:00
71 Airport Road+1 508 693 2226
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
  • 10
  • 9.3
  • 10
  • 10
  • 9.3
Recent reviews
9.2 ExcellentSep 7 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly
From $45/dayRated #3
Budget
8.7 Excellent (24 reviews)
3 locations in Nantucket
Budget
Locations in Nantucket
65 South Street+1 508 771 1430
Monday08:30 - 18:00
Tuesday08:30 - 18:00
Wednesday08:30 - 18:00
Thursday08:30 - 18:00
Friday08:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:30 - 18:00
Sunday08:30 - 18:00
71 Airport Rd (Main Terminal)+1 508 693 1911
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
9 Oak Bluffs Avenue+1 508 693 1911
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
  • 8.6
  • 8.9
  • 8.9
  • 9
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
6.8 GoodSep 6 2020
Pros: Nice staffCons: Car was beat up. Stained seats, dented on outside. Left door latch not working properly. Steering pulls to right.
8.8 ExcellentAug 25 2019
Pros: They offered a fun car like the Jeep Sahara.Cons: Totally satisfied
8.0 ExcellentAug 5 2019
Pros: everything okCons: price seemed high for the vehicle
10.0 ExcellentJul 9 2019
Pros: Super friendly staff
5.6 OkaySep 4 2018
Cons: Car was filthy.
10.0 ExcellentDec 15 2017
So easy and convenientPros: I love how easy this agency is to work with. Very accommodating when I come to the island to work for the day
6.8 GoodOct 19 2017
Pros: Good people. fast in and out. Over priced for 6 hour rental but it was the Vineyard.Cons: pricing...
10.0 ExcellentSep 4 2017
excellent service and valuePros: I arrived early for the pickup, my car was not ready, so they gave me a nicer car then expected as it was the only one on the lot available. Super clean, great value, friendly staff.
7.6 GoodAug 24 2017
Good overall experience! Would do again.Pros: I liked the Mazda! Very easy pick up and drop off.Cons: While the attendant at our specific pick up point gave detailed directions, the cars were in a very difficult spot to find and it took my way too long. They were not parked in a marked area and it was a busy port and confusing.
6.0 GoodJun 20 2017
Cons: Priced different than reserved
From $61/dayRated #4
Enterprise
8.5 Excellent (5 reviews)
1 location in Nantucket
Enterprise
Locations in Nantucket
332 Iyannough Rd+1 508 778 2205
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 8.4
  • 8
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
9.6 ExcellentSep 25 2016
Excellent servicePros: Everyone I interacted with was professional and friendly.Cons: I found someone's personal items in the care, and so returned to the agency during busy traffic. A coffee spill near cup holder had not been cleaned.
4.0 OkayAug 15 2016
Can't rent at Enterprise with a Debit cardPros: They gave me a ride to HertzCons: I had made my reservation using a debit card, but when I arrived to pick up my car, they said that there policy didn't allow me to rent a car with that card. Luckily, other places were still open so I could go get a car from Hertz - which was a great experience.
From $43/dayRated #5
Thrifty
Cheapest deal
6.5 Good (8 reviews)
1 location in Nantucket
Thrifty
Locations in Nantucket
220 Ocean Street Dock+1 508 246 8199
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday07:00 - 19:00
Sunday07:00 - 19:00
  • 6.2
  • 6.7
  • 6.7
  • 6.2
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreAug 13 2018
Cons: Hello! I reserved a car for rent in thrifty, I was charged for the 18$ for insurance. But I didn't get a car because I don't have credit card. Can I get my 18$ back please. Policy No.: EUSP2112562693 Novikov Aleksandr.
10.0 ExcellentDec 1 2017
Thrifty for the WIN!Pros: We had a wonderful experience with Brian and the Thrifty team. They were fast and friendly on a very busy weekend - and our car was exactly what we wanted. I’ve rented in Hyannis two pther times and this was by FAR the best experience. Thank you!Cons: Nothing!
2.0 MediocreOct 17 2017
Cons: My car was a private company
10.0 ExcellentSep 4 2017
Pros: very fast , easy, and a wonderful friendly agent
71 travelers who rented a car in Nantucket gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.2

Car rental locations in or near Nantucket

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$109/day

Good deal

$68/day

When to book a rental car in Nantucket

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

Top tips for renting a car in Nantucket

  • Car rentals in Nantucket allow you to explore the region at your comfort without having to wait for public transport, which can be time-consuming. Renting a car is also beneficial since you can travel anywhere with ease, at your own pace, and enjoy the change of scenery. This gives you comfort and peace of mind, especially if you’re in Nantucket for a vacation. With a nice vehicle from rental cars in Nantucket, you can conveniently visit places such as the Whaling Museum, the Great Point Lighthouse, among other attractions.
  • There are car rentals in Nantucket that operate within Nantucket Memorial Airport premises. One example is Hertz, with an office situated at the rental car counter, which can easily be seen from the Crosswinds Restaurants, as it is located at the south end of the main terminal. Other Nantucket car rentals, such as Avis, Budget, and another Hertz branch are located along the airport route, which is served by ACK Airport Shuttle Service buses that leave the airport every 20min from 10am to 6pm.
  • Nantucket is a small town with about 400 miles of well-maintained public roads. However, 313 miles of roads are privately owned, which are usually less maintained. To avoid accidents on such roads, follow traffic rules and drive at a reasonable speed. Also, during cold seasons, the roads are icy, making them slippery, and the weather foggy, which reduces visibility. When driving under such conditions, turn on the fog lights and maintain a safe distance between cars.
  • In Nantucket, rush hour is early in the morning from 5am to 8am and in the evening from 5pm to 6pm, on weekdays. To avoid the frustrations of getting stuck in traffic, we advise you to travel either before 5pm or after 6pm. In case you have to travel during peak hours, you can use Polposis Road, West Creek Road, or Williams Lane, which are usually less congested. Try to avoid intersections such as Surfside Road, at Vesper Lane, and Orange Street at Union Street.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Nantucket for $68 or less
  • Book your rental car in Nantucket at least 4 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Luxury rental cars in Nantucket are around 68% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Nantucket

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

  • On average a rental car in Nantucket costs $109 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($129/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Hertz 14 Airport Road 02554 (2 miles from city center).

  • The average gas price in Nantucket is $3.48 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $42 and $56, depending on the car size.

  • Standard (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Nantucket.

  • The only car rental company onsite at Memorial airport is Hertz.

  • The only car rental company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Memorial airport to off-airport locations is Hertz.

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • A Standard car rental in Nantucket costs $135 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Nantucket costs $49 per day, on average.

  • A Full-size car rental in Nantucket costs $240 per day, on average.

  • In Nantucket, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 480 Barnstable Road (28 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Nantucket costs $761 per week ($109 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Nantucket costs $3,263 per month ($109 per day).

  • If you’re planning to drive alone or with your partner around Nantucket, a compact mid-size, fuel-efficient car is preferable. Privately owned roads and some attractions areas located some distance away from the town, such as Siasconset Quaint Fishing and Cottage and the Bluff Walk, may need a more powerful car, such as 4WD.

  • The maximum speed limit is around 30mph in most parts of Nantucket town but drops to 25mph in thickly settled residential areas and business centers. Other areas such as Milestone Road and Polpis Road have a speed limit of 35mph, while other regions like Monomoy Road have a speed limit of 30mph. Nantucket’s transport department has invested in road signposts across all major roads to enhance traffic safety, so pay careful attention to signs to avoid accidents. Nantucket authorities are strict with their traffic regulations. Therefore, we advise adhering to traffic guidelines at all times.

  • Gas in Nantucket is sold at an average price of around $2.76 per gallon. Filling up a tank will cost you between $33 and $44, depending on the size of the car you will have rented. To get cheaper filling stations, you’ll have to drive away from the town center and airport. Shell, located along Sparks Ave, and Mobile gas station on Orange Street, are known for selling gas at lower prices.

  • Free public parking slots in Nantucket are available at Washington Street, Valet Parking of America at Broad Street, and Town Lot. There are NRTA Park & Ride Lots at three locations, along Surfside Road, 5 Dave Street, and 27 Fairgrounds Road. Parking at Hy-Line will cost you about $15 per day.

  • 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!).