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New Orleans Car Rentals

New Orleans Car Rentals

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New Orleans Car Rental Information

Pick-up Location New Orleans
Car Types Box truck, Commercial, Compact, Convertible, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Luxury, Mini, Minivan, Premium, SUV, Standard, Van
Rental Locations 20
Airport Locations 7
Popular Agencies Hertz, Alamo, Enterprise, GREEN MOTION , Thrifty

Cheap Car Rentals in New Orleans

Economy $23/day
Compact $24/day
Intermediate $26/day
Standard $29/day
Full-size $29/day
SUV $30/day
2 Adults, 2 Bags Economy car in New Orleans hertz
4 Adults, 2 Bags Compact car in New Orleans hertz
5 Adults, 3 Bags Intermediate car in New Orleans hertz
5 Adults, 3 Bags Standard car in New Orleans enterprise
5 Adults, 2 Bags Full-size car in New Orleans hertz
5 Adults, 3 Bags SUV car in New Orleans hertz
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 24 hours.

New Orleans car rental reviews and directory

From $38/day
Rated #1
Enterprise
Best Rated
8.5 Excellent (12,960 reviews)
5 locations in New Orleans
Enterprise
Locations in New Orleans
1019 Baronne Street
+1 504 593 9068
10200 East I-10 Service Rd.
+1 504 241 3900
1939 Canal Street
+1 504 522 7900
4001 S Carrollton Ave
+1 504 483 1779
4122 Chef Menteur Hwy
+1 504 942 8766
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Enterprise reviews in New Orleans

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From $36/day
Rated #2
Budget
budget
7.4 Good (4,230 reviews)
2 locations in New Orleans
Budget
Locations in New Orleans
1317 Canal Street
+1 504 565 5600
2 Poydras Street
+1 504 558 1860
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From $39/day
Rated #3
Dollar
7.3 Good (6,571 reviews)
1 location in New Orleans
Dollar
Locations in New Orleans
600 Rental Blvd
+1 866 434 2226
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From $32/day
Rated #4
Hertz
Cheapest deal
7.3 Good (4,110 reviews)
3 locations in New Orleans
Hertz
Locations in New Orleans
13040 I 10 Service Road
+1 504 246 2729
600 Rental Blvd
+1 504 468 3675
901 Convention Ctr Blvd
+1 504 568 1645
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From $38/day
Rated #5
Thrifty
Most popular
7.1 Good (2,840 reviews)
1 location in New Orleans
Thrifty
Locations in New Orleans
600 Rental Blvd
+1 877 283 0898
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Thrifty reviews in New Orleans

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From $39/day
Rated #6
Avis
avis
7.7 Good (16 reviews)
2 locations in New Orleans
Avis
Locations in New Orleans
1317 Canal Street
+1 504 523 4318
2 Poydras Street
+1 504 581 6901
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Eagle Rent A Car
eaglerac
2 locations in New Orleans
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in New Orleans
2830 Canal St
New Orleans airport
Sunnycars
sunnycars
2 locations in New Orleans
Sunnycars
Locations in New Orleans
225 East Airline Hwy Kenner
600 Rental Blvd
From $46/day
Ace
ace
1 location in New Orleans
Ace
Locations in New Orleans
2070 Poydras Street
+1 504 525 4551
From $45/day
GREEN MOTION
greenmotion
1 location in New Orleans
GREEN MOTION
Locations in New Orleans
1701 Airline Dr
+1 504 287 4090

Car Rental Locations in New Orleans

Good to Know

Most Popular Agency Thrifty
Most Popular Car Type Intermediate
Average price $49/day
Good deal $37/day

When to Book a Rental Car in New Orleans

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Top Tips For Renting a Car in New Orleans

  • New Orleans is a cultural melting pot of diverse heritage, world-renowned music, exceptional nightlife, and culinary options. Renting a car will help you maximize your time in New Orleans; whether you aim to explore the varied wetlands that the surrounding lakes and Mississippi River have to offer, or would prefer to discover secrets spread across the downtown metropolis, renting a car is the best option. Aside from checking out the distinctive Creole-styled architecture in the French Quarter, ensure you venture across Lake Pontchartrain and witness the isolated beauty of Fontainebleau State Park and Mandeville.
  • The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is located approximately 4.5 miles from the downtown area and you can expect to complete the drive in about 25 minutes. Major rental companies such as Enterprise, Budget, Hertz, and Dollar have a range of rental options to suit you; you can use KAYAK to find the best deal. Once you have collected your luggage, proceed towards the exit and take a right turn under the sheltered walkway towards the Car Rental Facility to pick up your keys.
  • Streetcars, commonly referred to as trams in other parts of the world, are present in the center of town and you must be careful while driving to provide the right of way and ensure you do not stop on the tracks. While drinking alcohol on the street is uniquely legal in New Orleans, having an open alcoholic container in your car while driving is not. Right-hand turns on a red light are legal in New Orleans unless otherwise indicated.
  • Like most major cities, New Orleans experiences rush hour delays at peak commuting periods of the work week. It is advisable to plan around the rush hour between 7:30 am and 9:30 am, as well as 4 pm and 7 pm. People come to New Orleans from all across the world to celebrate events such as Mardi Gras and the Jazz & Heritage Festival. During these festivities, traffic is particularly affected close to the French Quarter so, if you are in the city during this period, allow some extra time to reach your destination.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in New Orleans for $37 or less
  • Book your rental car in New Orleans at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in New Orleans are around 28% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Standard rental cars in New Orleans are around 34% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs About Renting a Car in New Orleans

How much does it cost to rent a car in New Orleans?

On average a rental car in New Orleans costs $59 per day.

What is the most popular rental car in New Orleans?

Intermediate (Ford Escape or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in New Orleans.

What is the cheapest car rental company in New Orleans?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($23/day), Enterprise ($29/day) and Alamo ($45/day).

What is the best rental car company in New Orleans?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in New Orleans are Enterprise (8.5, 12960 reviews), Budget (7.4, 4231 reviews), and Dollar (7.3, 6571 reviews).

Which car rental companies are at the airport: Louis Armstrong Airport (MSY)?

Car rental companies onsite at Louis Armstrong Airport include Thrifty, Hertz, Dollar and GREEN MOTION.

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: Louis Armstrong Airport (MSY)?

Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Louis Armstrong Airport to off-airport locations include Thrifty, Hertz, Dollar, Enterprise, Budget, Alamo, Avis, Payless, and National.

What is the cheapest rental car location in New Orleans?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Hertz 901 Convention Ctr Blvd 70130 (1 miles from city center).

How can I find car rentals near me in New Orleans?

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

What type of car is recommended for driving in New Orleans?

There are plenty of winding, narrow, or dead-end streets throughout New Orleans, thanks to the town shaping around the Mississippi River. That’s why it is best to rent an intermediate sedan to suit. Use KAYAK to view the best deals across all rental companies and think about renting something similar to a Kia Soul or Hyundai Elantra.

What's the speed limit in New Orleans?

The speed limit in the residential and commercial area of New Orleans can vary from 20 mph up to 45 mph, so be careful to check the indicated signage. On freeways that are close to urban areas, the speed limit can be as low as 50 mph, while in more rural areas you can increase your speed to 70 mph.

How are gas prices in New Orleans?

Your travel budget just got a handy helping hand, as New Orleans is one of the cheapest cities to fill up a tank of gas across all of the U.S. You can expect to pay approximately $2.09 per gallon of gas, which is considerably cheaper than the national average.

Where are the best places to park in New Orleans?

Commercially operated parking garages are the best option for secure parking in the downtown district. At Clarke Garage and Commerce Garage, both located on Gravier Street on the outskirts of the French Quarter, you can expect to pay approximately $10 to $15 for all-day weekend parking. Leave your car here for the day and explore the downtown district conveniently on foot.