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Norfolk, VA
Jun 21 — Jun 28
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Pick-up locationNorfolk
Rental locations22
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Norfolk car rental reviews and directory

From $49/dayRated #1
Alamo
Best rated
8.4 Excellent (163 reviews)
1 location in Norfolk
Alamo
Locations in Norfolk
2200 Norview Ave+1 833 338 3318
Monday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Friday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
  • 8.4
  • 8.6
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodApr 11 2021
Cons: Windshield wipers needed changing. The car was shaking twice while driving.
2.0 MediocreMar 5 2021
Cons: Vehicle not ready..had to drive to another rental location to get the right vehicle. Car had bad smoke smell
10.0 ExcellentJan 9 2021
Pros: Friendly staff and the car was very well taken care of.Cons: Service was great.
8.0 ExcellentJan 3 2021
Pros: Friendly staff, easy in and out for pick up and returnCons: Previous renters had clearly smoked inside the car, it smelled awful.
4.0 OkayDec 27 2020
Cons: The pickup was a waste of my time. I pre-registered for pickup online. When I arrived to pickup the car I showed the completed document on my to the clerk. She didn’t look at it, but gave me papers to fill out. I explained that I completed the information online. The clerk said “I don’t know anything about it. You can talk to my manager if you want.”
9.2 ExcellentOct 19 2020
Pros: Everything was good.Cons: Everything was good and flowed pretty well.
10.0 ExcellentSep 28 2020
Pros: Yes.Cons: Everything was perfect.
6.8 GoodSep 28 2020
Pros: Staff was excellent. They were short handed. Car return was exceptional, very fast and professionalCons: The car seats were very dirty and stained. You felt dirty sitting on seats
6.8 GoodSep 23 2020
Pros: Drop off was easy. The Jeep Compass was a nice alternative to the Toyota RAV4 we had reserved.Cons: When we arrived for our reservation at 8am they said they only had sedans and a minivan available. I was about to cancel the reservation and leave, as we needed the 4x4 capability of the RAV4 and they were pretty rude when I was annoyed they didn’t have the car I reserved, when all of a sudden, they had a comparable vehicle, a Jeep Compass. The Compass is a cute small SUV. This one however was dirty, which had it only been the exterior I wouldn’t have cared, but there was a substance spilled on the passenger seat and ground into the crevasses of the seat, and the car smelled strongly of marijuana.
7.2 GoodSep 23 2020
Pros: Drop off was easy. The Jeep Compass was a good alternative to the Toyota RAV4 we had reserved. We needed a 4x4 vehicle and this did the job.Cons: When we arrived for our reservation at 8am they said they only had sedans and a minivan available. I was about to cancel the reservation and leave, as we needed the 4x4 capability of the RAV4 and they were pretty rude when I was annoyed they didn’t have the car I reserved, when all of a sudden, they had a comparable vehicle, a Jeep Compass. The Compass is a cute small SUV. This one however was dirty, which had it only been the exterior I wouldn’t have cared, but there was a substance spilled on the passenger seat and ground into the crevasses of the seat, and the car smelled strongly of marijuana.
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From $40/dayRated #2
Dollar
7.6 Good (116 reviews)
1 location in Norfolk
Dollar
Locations in Norfolk
2200 Norview Ave+1 866 434 2226
Monday06:30 - 23:59
Tuesday06:30 - 23:59
Wednesday06:30 - 23:59
Thursday06:30 - 23:59
Friday06:30 - 23:59
Saturday06:30 - 23:59
Sunday06:30 - 23:59
  • 7.9
  • 7.7
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJun 7 2021
Cons: Didn’t have the car and I had to cancel
8.0 ExcellentMay 30 2021
Cons: The drop off was so easy! What I would change is the extremely long wait to pick up the car! Everything else was great!
8.0 ExcellentMar 16 2021
Pros: Nice car- clean. The lady at the PU counter@Hertyz was chill.Cons: Parking garage for rental drop off needed better/more signs
2.0 MediocreMar 8 2021
Pros: This trip was cancelled due to being expose to someone who tested positive for COVID19. I am now quarantining for 10-14 days. I was told this can be cancelled but I have to take up refund with Expedia. I have been on hold for over an hour. I need a direct contact supervisor to help me with a refund. Emilio - Customer Care Team CarRentals.com - ref:_00D61Z8h3._5004NqnnfU:ref, was no help. In fact I responded to her email and she has not replied back to assist me with this matter.Cons: Provide individuals who have the ability and will to assist customers, not pass on to be someone else's issue.
2.0 MediocreFeb 19 2021
Pros: NothingCons: If dollar would answer my calls to stop charging me for a rental I never picked up.
10.0 ExcellentDec 25 2020
Pros: Staff was very helpful and kind. Answered all my questions with patience.Cons: Nothing
2.0 MediocreDec 21 2020
Cons: Additional fees charged after rental
8.0 ExcellentDec 15 2020
Pros: The staff was cordial and the Dropbox was visible.Cons: Try thinking about walk up specials in the future.
8.0 ExcellentNov 2 2020
Cons: Nothing
5.6 OkayOct 25 2020
Pros: Eay dropoff.Cons: There was no one at the counter when we arrived at 11:30pm, we knocked on all door,s called and waited but no one showed. Avis counter confirmed they went home early. We had to rent from another agency for a day then return to the airport the following day to get our original rental. The person at the coudrop-off. Very rude and would not believe us that no one was there the night before. So we are out $69 for having to rent another car for a day. After that everything went smoothly.
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From $44/dayRated #3
Budget
7.1 Good (128 reviews)
2 locations in Norfolk
Budget
Locations in Norfolk
1700 Norview Avenue+1 757 855 1038
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 17:00
2200 Norview Avenue+1 757 313 8242
Monday06:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Tuesday06:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Wednesday06:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Thursday06:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Friday06:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
  • 7.2
  • 7.4
  • 6.9
  • 6.9
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJun 6 2021
Pros: Car was fineCons: Over a two hour wait to get the car. All of the rental car companies at the airport were closed including Budget. We all had to wait in one long line and then wait with many many other people for a car to be ready.
8.0 ExcellentMay 2 2021
Pros: Yes.Cons: Vehicle could have been cleaner and wait time was too long.
4.0 OkayApr 26 2021
Pros: Yes the staff wasn’t the problem.Cons: Charged a lot for a car that smelled very strong odor of cigarette smoke. It gave me a headache the the three days I had it. Also my daughter felt ill due to the strong odor. I would have returned it but it was way after midnight. Also about 20 people in line after me. I had a two hour trip to my destination so I sucked it up. What bothers me the most I noticed when I was waiting In line that they supposedly charge 400$ for cleaning fee if someone smokes in their cars.
2.0 MediocreApr 21 2021
Cons: When got to airport Budget didn’t have any cars with 10 to 15 others waiting also after waiting an hour went to another rental company. That’s why I reserved before you would think they could count reservations
10.0 ExcellentApr 19 2021
Pros: Pickup was very easy. I had concerns as I was renting with a debit card but once I showed my itinerary, the rental process went quickly.
2.0 MediocreDec 7 2020
Pros: Cheap.Cons: First car immediately had problem. Service soon message continuously appeared, drivers assistance camera blocked messages continuously appeared, rear tire would not hold air and I had to spend money twice to have it filled up, and the inside of the car was not clean at all. Called to replace vehicle, was told there were multiple vehicles at my closest location and that I did not need to do anything else. Arrived at the location (50 minutes away) for them to tell me there were no vehicles.
4.0 OkayDec 7 2020
Pros: Staff was ok. Drop off is always more unpleasant than pick upCons: Awareness of what they charge to your card
10.0 ExcellentOct 21 2020
Pros: The staff was great! good knowledgeable people!!
4.8 OkayAug 22 2020
Pros: on part was nice was the drop off Keith was the person at the pickup he won,t friendly at allCons: when ask for full size make sure you have one so your people don,t be trying to pass off you to a nother vehicle .every time i go to pickup from budget the always want put in a SUV
3.6 MediocreAug 7 2020
Pros: Quick pick upCons: The van was very dirty and smelly
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From $30/dayRated #4
Hertz
Cheapest deal
6.5 Good (194 reviews)
3 locations in Norfolk
Hertz
Locations in Norfolk
2200 Norview Avenue+1 757 857 1261
Monday06:30 - 23:59
Tuesday06:30 - 23:59
Wednesday06:30 - 23:59
Thursday06:30 - 23:59
Friday06:30 - 23:59
Saturday06:30 - 23:59
Sunday06:30 - 23:59
3323 N. Military Hwy+1 757 855 1961
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
700 Monticello Avenue+1 757 622 0742
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
  • 7
  • 6.9
  • 6.4
  • 6.1
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJun 11 2021
Pros: Yes staff goodCons: Quality of truck engine light kept coming up and acceleration was terrible, horrible truck for the money
2.0 MediocreJun 7 2021
Pros: Not at all. I didn't receive my rental car and still have not received my refundCons: I never even received my rental car and still have not been issued a full refund.
2.0 MediocreJun 7 2021
Pros: Nothing at all.Cons: The entire experience. I made my reservation months in advance and heard nothing from Hertz until 4 hours before my reservation pick-up time when they called to let me know my reservation was scheduled for 6pm and they close at 5pm. When I asked what other options we had the representative said there was nothing he could do and was truly useless. I have never had a worse experience with a rental company. Luckily Avis was able to help us with a last minute reservation that we made on our own (not through Kayak).
2.0 MediocreJun 7 2021
Pros: The Uber I booked showed up on time.Cons: I will start by saying it was my fault for not noticing this was not the airport location. What was not my fault was the absolutely terrible experience that followed. What happened was trying and failing to change the drop off location. I called 3 to 4 times a day (during regular business hours) on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. During these calls I’d go through the menu and sit on hold for varying times (20 minutes to 1 hour) before giving up and hanging up. I finally managed to get ahold of someone Saturday at 12:30am after about 13 to 14 total calls and after sitting on hold for roughly 35 minutes. During this call the women in the call center was rude and not giving me any solutions or any real help. I was told the only people that could help me would be the hertz rental location. I was than told the hertz rental location I used did not have a direct line set up yet so the only way to get a hold of them would be through the call center and a transfer call. After this information I was told that they were not open on weekends. After hearing this I was more than a little frustrated and asked why I wasn’t getting an answer when I was calling during the day for the past 3 days. I was told something along the lines of they are incredibly short staffed and dealing with higher than usual call volumes due to an increased demand of rental cars. This issue turned into a focal point of my vacation because this is something I had to fix before I had to drop off the rental car for a flight that was at 7:00 am. This experience absolutely hindered my entire vacation and I was so stressed out about how we were getting back to the airport it nearly ruined my entire vacation. So my solution I came up with Saturday at about 1:15am was double booking a lyft and an Uber for 5:30am and hoping one of them showed up otherwise We would have been running to the airport. I would recommend any other rental car company at this point and I personally will not be using hertz in the future.
2.0 MediocreJun 4 2021
Cons: Everything about the experience was poor, which is very unlike Hertz.
8.0 ExcellentJun 1 2021
Pros: The pick up was easy and in reasonable time. Great staff in NorfolkCons: Luckily I called the drop off place in Annapolis if they had a key box for early returns. When I arrived at the Annapolis Hertz rental address there was no Hertz sign or logo. The Pep Boys building had a key drop box but no hint of a Hertz location. Some person opening the store assured me that inside was a Hertz desk and I could use the key box. The "new" Hertz may want to take note and put some sign up
10.0 ExcellentJun 1 2021
Pros: The staff was friendly and accommodating. The pick up and drop off was easy.Cons: The price for a compact car was very high.
8.0 ExcellentMay 26 2021
Pros: The agent at Norfolk was so personable. She brought sunshine to an anxiety-riddled experience of going to the airport and trying to find things. I left the counter smiling.Cons: The car smelled like smoke especially when I removed the “sanitized” sticker. I didn’t have time to get a different vehicle.
2.0 MediocreMay 22 2021
Pros: NothingCons: Everything
2.0 MediocreMay 22 2021
Pros: This particular location was overwhelmed and not able to deliver on my prepaid reservation.Cons: They could have provided the vehicle I reserved and prepaid.
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From $33/dayRated #5
Enterprise
7.8 Good (56 reviews)
8 locations in Norfolk
Enterprise
Locations in Norfolk
2200 Norview Ave+1 833 338 3319
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
2747 N Military Hwy+1 757 853 7700
Monday00:00 - 01:00
Tuesday00:00 - 01:00
Wednesday00:00 - 01:00
Thursday00:00 - 01:00
Friday00:00 - 01:00
Saturday00:00 - 01:00
Sunday00:00 - 01:00
3561 N Military Hwy+1 757 853 7700
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday00:00 - 01:00
3561 North Military Hwy.+1 757 853 7700
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
6252e Virginia Beach Blvd+1 757 461 3453
Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday00:00 - 01:00
Sunday00:00 - 01:00
7436 N Military Hwy+1 757 583 7700
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 01:00
Sunday00:00 - 01:00
751 Monticello Ave+1 757 627 2833
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday00:00 - 01:00
912 W Little Creek Rd+1 757 489 2006
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday00:00 - 01:00
  • 8
  • 7.9
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodMay 8 2021
Cons: The price.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 5 2021
Pros: Upgraded me to an amazing truck. Airport pickup was surprisingly easyCons: Just have a hard time paying so much for a 24 hour rental
8.0 ExcellentFeb 5 2021
Pros: Mostly painless. Got an upgrade and car was pretty niceCons: They tried to charge me for the upgrade without me noticing. Also tried to add an extra fee without me noticing. Price for rental cars have gone up and it’s annoying as it is
10.0 ExcellentOct 21 2020
Pros: Fast and easy check out and the car was great (no funny smell and everything worked).
4.4 OkayOct 13 2020
Pros: Branch was so busy. Difficult to pick up cars. Looks like they need more staff.Cons: Was charged $200 for collision damage I did not opt into because I paid for insurance through my reservation and through my own private insurance. Will never rent from enterprise again. Had a better experience with Budget and Avis.
7.2 GoodJan 21 2020
Pros: Staff was friendly but not very knowledgeableCons: We ran around between 2 locations because no one advised the same information which resulted in one teservationnbeing cancelled and new one being created, also after confirming and leaving the office I was called back being advised I was given the wrong car and had to come back. What should have taken 30 minutes turned to 2 hour delay in my plans
4.0 OkayAug 11 2019
Pros: There should be more staff on hand to assist customers. Those that were there appeared to be trying help the increasing line of people. The representative who helped me appeared to be trying to do his best under difficult circumstances.Cons: I did not get the car I booked and the one I got had not been washed. After going through the car wash I could see quite a few dings. The inside has an odor and there is/was sand or dirt on the carpet and paperwork from previous customers. It is also out of windshield wiper fluid.
10.0 ExcellentAug 3 2019
Pros: Drove back to the iairport
2.0 MediocreJul 12 2019
Pros: noCons: everything
10.0 ExcellentJul 7 2019
Cons: Friendly, customer service, great value
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From $52/dayRated #6
Avis
7.7 Good (39 reviews)
2 locations in Norfolk
Avis
Locations in Norfolk
1700 Norview Avenue+1 757 857 0106
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 17:00
2200 Norview Avenue+1 757 855 1945
Monday06:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Tuesday06:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Wednesday06:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Thursday06:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Friday06:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
  • 7.8
  • 8
  • 7.2
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 29 2021
Pros: Everything about the rental from start to finish was great. Everyone was polite and helpful.Cons: Explain the $200 hold until car is returned. No one said anything about it and I did t see it in my information.
6.0 GoodApr 30 2021
Pros: The staff did their basic job but we were charged for gas and brought it in with a full tank.Cons: The above definitely and also the car was received in terrible condition.
6.0 GoodApr 12 2021
Pros: Car was cheapCons: Pick-up was stressful, understaffed, and abrasive. Car smelled like smoke the whole time.
6.0 GoodJan 9 2021
Pros: I like how easy is to return the vehicle.Cons: I didn't get the car I asked for and the vehicle I got was given had dirty handprints on the overhead where the sun-cover is, on both sides also the vehicle was damaged on the passenger side door.
2.0 MediocreAug 19 2020
Pros: The original priceCons: Honoring my reservation
10.0 ExcellentMay 16 2020
Pros: Smooth transition.Cons: N/A
4.0 OkayJan 4 2020
Pros: No goodCons: No good
10.0 ExcellentOct 30 2019
Pros: super easy friendly staffCons: the drop off at RDU is most confusing cluster F ever, Norfolk airport was great
6.4 GoodOct 8 2019
Pros: The car was nice and clean; pick-up/drop-off was quick and easy.Cons: The counter agent was NOT honest about additional fees he sold us. Claimed additional insurance was "only $27" but failed to mentioned it was $27 per DAY. Did not appreciate this underhanded upsell.
10.0 ExcellentOct 8 2019
Pros: The staff very professional and the car in good conditions
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From $39/dayRated #7
Thrifty
Most popular
7 Good (73 reviews)
1 location in Norfolk
Thrifty
Locations in Norfolk
2200 Norview Avenue+1 877 283 0898
Monday06:30 - 23:59
Tuesday06:30 - 23:59
Wednesday06:30 - 23:59
Thursday06:30 - 23:59
Friday06:30 - 23:59
Saturday06:30 - 23:59
Sunday06:30 - 23:59
  • 7.2
  • 7.1
  • 6.9
  • 6.7
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 26 2021
Cons: Great choice for the trip!
4.4 OkayOct 22 2020
Pros: The staff was ok at pick up & drop off.Cons: 1) Customer service availability should be a lot better than what it is. I needed instruction from customer service at 5:30am eastern time involving misgiven info from a reservations specialist regarding my drop off location open time so i dropped the car off at another location that just opened for the day since i couldn't wait for my location to open. Because i kept getting a recording saying customer service closed it costed me an extra $100.00 for drop the car off at another Thrifty location rather than leave it abandoned & be liable for it.
6.8 GoodAug 25 2020
Pros: Car was very nice , comfortable, easy checkout considering this covid situation. Clerk at Hertz was awesome.Cons: The van had tire pressure light on
2.0 MediocreAug 25 2020
Cons: When we arrived there were NO cars available and we were told it would be a 4 hour wait!!! To this day I STILL have not received my refund!!!! I was supposed to pickup the car on Aug 15th, today is Aug 25th and STILL no credit on my credit card!!!!
2.0 MediocreAug 23 2020
Cons: I arrived at 9am to find out that I couldn't rent car til 3pm...then I was told I had to have a $200 deposit aside from the price of the car and I didn't have enough to cover it.... Thrifty/Hertz wouldn't let my sister pay for my rental over the phone.... so I sat there stranded with my luggage all day trying to figure out how I was going to come up with the money so I can get home....it was very upsetting so I never got the rental
7.6 GoodJul 28 2020
Pros: The staff was helpful at pick up.Cons: The car wasn't very clean. Sticky stuff on the gear shifter, seatbelts. The windows were dirty inside and out. Visibility was difficult.
2.0 MediocreJul 27 2020
Pros: NothingCons: Absolutely worst car rental experience ever. my mag strip on my credit card was damaged. No chip reader, cant enter information manually. So i couldn't get a car, luckily avis saved the day
10.0 ExcellentJul 12 2020
Cons: Nothing really.
8.0 ExcellentJul 8 2020
Pros: Overall experience was professional and quick.
2.0 MediocreMar 30 2020
Pros: Nothing. They overbooked and left me stranded and did nothing to offer to help.Cons: They overbooked and ran out of cars, leaving me in an unfamiliar city. They offered no options for help and customer service was extremely rude.
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From $47/dayRated #8
Payless
5.7 Okay (74 reviews)
1 location in Norfolk
Payless
Locations in Norfolk
3444 North Military Highway+1 757 855 0977
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 17:00
  • 6
  • 6.1
  • 5.5
  • 5.2
  • 6
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreSep 21 2020
Pros: Location was closed, had to pay for a cab to and from off airport location to find this out.Cons: Don't rent vehicles from locations that have been closed for months
2.0 MediocreSep 15 2020
Pros: nothingCons: there is no payless at the norfolk airport. they are shut down
2.0 MediocreAug 30 2020
Pros: NothingCons: I made a reservation, and when I went to pu the car it was not available. Whats the point of making a reservation if your not gonna uphold it.
2.0 MediocreJul 19 2020
Pros: Nothing this place is a joke do not rent a car from anyone other than hertz or enterprise. These people will run you through the ringerCons: Everything, no counter in the airport, finally get to the offsite rental place and it’s closed..... every single other car rental place was open except these jokers. Kayaks office is closed they were no help. Payless says I need to call kayak, kayak says I need to call Payless. After the run around for 5 hours on the phone I went and rented a car from enterprise for cheaper and much better customer service. Stay away from kayak and Payless car rental.
5.2 OkayJun 30 2020
Cons: Never prepay. Made everything so much more difficult. Would not let me alter a single thing about the reservation. Even to pick the vehicle up 10 hrs early because our flight was changed. I was also willing to pay the difference. When I could get the vehicle, they did not have the size car I rented. I needed a car that seated 6. When they offered a van that fit 12, I was willing to take it. However, they wanted me to pay the difference.
2.0 MediocreJun 21 2020
Pros: Payless was an absolute failure. After confirming the reservation hours before arriving early, we were met with a sign on the door indicating that the computers were down and we could complete the Reservation pickup at the local Avis location. At the Avis we were instructed that they were simply honoring the Payless reservation pricing and we would have to negotiate the reservation refund with Payless. Additionally we watched the same scenario unfold with others in the Avis line along side us trying to complete their Payless reservation. After the reservation debacle Payless was unreachable for a refund. Additional we were unable to reach anyone through the third party website. All this was 4 days ago and we are still trying to get a refund of hundreds of dollars for a car rental reservation we never received. It is fraudulent experiences such as this that deter consumer trust in the online reservation process. We will think twice before using such services in the future.Cons: Every aspect of this transaction could have been better from transparency of technical difficulties during the early reservation confirmation the day of ...to the current impregnable wall of communication and cooperation presented in an unjust attempt at withholding what should have been an instant and uncontested refund.
2.0 MediocreDec 30 2019
Pros: once I got to the office fast check inCons: I could not call the location. I tried several times and it always went to a national call center and they wouldn't transfer me to the desk at the location. There is no telling how long it will take to get the shuttle to and from the airport. this location apparently lost internet connection and no one emailed or called me to alert me of this problem. Also this "airport" location, It's not an airport location it's a mile away, does not accept after/before hours drop offs. so if this location happened to be open you as the customer can't leave until after 8 AM. there are 6 Am flights all the time. They don't tell you that Avis is their partner company and that you can drop off at the airport with them unless they have a problem. Also the car smelled like cigarettes and there was clothes from the previous renter still in the car, and the car windows were dirty. In addition, there was a sound that I didn't notice until I drove off that was coming from one of the wheels. I checked but nothing was there but it was a worrying the whole time i was driving the car. This tells me these cars aren't always inspected or cleaned before they send them back out. I think that it's unsafe.
2.0 MediocreDec 2 2019
Pros: Would not be able to tell you. Never received notice that they would be closed by the time I landed. Never got in touch with the branch due to only being able to talk to customer service in California (they did not have the information either). All in all never again.Cons: Reversing all of the above and better customer service.
4.0 OkayNov 19 2019
Cons: Location is 2 miles from airport. The off site location was not expressed clearly. Shuttle to and from airport 7am to 7pm only. NO after/before hours drop off. Not worth the money saved for all the drama. Plus customer no service is 1-800 #. Do not be fooled by "local" number on contract or phone maps. Only able to speak to center, never the location. Let my pain be your gain. Find another company.
8.4 ExcellentOct 30 2019
Pros: Friendly staff, nice car, great processCons: Knowing that there is no kiosk in Norfolk airport and then not knowing where to stand to find the Car (not a van) that is picking you up. Website states kiosk by baggage claim.
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From $51/dayRated #9
National
9.6 Excellent (8 reviews)
1 location in Norfolk
National
Locations in Norfolk
2200 Norview Ave+1 833 338 3320
Monday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Friday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
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Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentNov 20 2019
Pros: Staff was great. The girl at the counter was just helping out so it took a little while but she was very friendly and it made the wait much better.Cons: Nothing. we got a much better vehicle than expected and it was a great experience. we will definitely use National next time we travel.
9.6 ExcellentAug 11 2019
Pros: Easy pickup steps from baggage claim & drop off was a breeze.Cons: Pricing
7.6 GoodJun 19 2017
Pros: Reasonable pricing for upgrade and insuranceCons: The odor in the car, and dirty windshield
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Easirent
1 location in Norfolk
Easirent
Locations in Norfolk
Norfolk International Airport
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Sunnycars
1 location in Norfolk
Sunnycars
Locations in Norfolk
2200 Norview Avenue
Recent reviews
851 travelers who rented a car in Norfolk gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.2

Car rental locations in or near Norfolk

Good to know

Most popular agency

Thrifty

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$52/day

Good deal

$39/day

When to book a rental car in Norfolk

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

Top tips for renting a car in Norfolk

  • Explore the coastal city of Virginia conveniently on your own four wheels and make the most out of your trip to Norfolk with a rental car. Whether discovering the coastline, finding all kinds of different plants in the Botanical Garden, or even going all the way to Virginia Beach, a rental car puts travelers within easy distance of just about everything. Virginia Beach is not even 20 miles from the city and can be reached by car in about 20 minutes.
  • Pick up a rental car when landing at Norfolk International Airport to get to your next destinations quickly and stress-free. Find the car rental center in the arrivals terminal on level 1 and choose from renowned agencies like Hertz, National, or Alamo. The airport is 7 miles from Norfolk center and can be reached in under 20 minutes via the Norview Avenue and Tidewater Drive.
  • Reckless driving is considered a severe offense in Norfolk and fines can be very high. Also, as it is considered a criminal offense, it may impact your driver’s license or even show up in your record. Adhering to the speeding limits and driving defensively is therefore pivotal. Make sure to familiarize yourself with speed restrictions on your routes and look out for speed limit signs. Especially on the weekends, traffic law enforcement is executed meticulously and reckless drivers will be pulled over without hesitation.
  • Winters in Virginia can be harsh and bring lots of snow. As lovely as that is for strolling through the city, especially in the Christmas season, it means you must prepare your vehicle and adapt your driving style accordingly. Make sure the rental car has winter tires and perhaps even snow chains in the trunk. Check the weather forecast and traffic before leaving, and adapt your speed to weather and road conditions when necessary.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Norfolk for $39 or less
  • Book your rental car in Norfolk at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in Norfolk are around 33% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Norfolk

  • Some car rental companies in Norfolk 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 Dollar

  • On average a rental car in Norfolk costs $52 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Norfolk are Alamo (8.3, 262 reviews), Enterprise (8.2, 102 reviews), and Dollar (7.6, 131 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Norfolk is $3.36 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $40 and $54, depending on the car size.

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

  • Car rental companies onsite at Norfolk airport include Thrifty, Hertz, Dollar, Enterprise, Budget, Alamo, Avis, Payless and National.

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

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

  • A Standard car rental in Norfolk costs $55 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Norfolk costs $51 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Norfolk costs $54 per day, on average.

  • In Norfolk, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 3323 N. Military Hwy (5 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Norfolk costs $365 per week ($52 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Norfolk costs $1,565 per month ($52 per day).

  • A 4-wheel drive car will brave all weather conditions and provide the essential road grip needed specifically during the winter months. A sedan may be a good choice for people driving mostly inside the city, as they are compact enough to fit into almost all parking spots. For countryside exploring and people who need more space, an SUV or minivan is a good option.

  • Remember to adhere to the speed limits, as speeding is considered reckless driving in Virginia and is categorized as a criminal offense. If there are no signs, the general speed regulations permit 25 mph in residential areas and 55 mph on roads which are marked with #600 or above. 70 mph is the maximum limit on freeways, so drivers should never go faster than that.

  • Gas prices in Norfolk are in the lower range when compared to other US cities, at around $2.30 per gallon. Look for gas stations like 7-Eleven or Wawa to get rates as low as $2.15 per gallon. Bear in mind that gas tends to be more expensive at stations situated around the airport, so refill the tank beforehand and only put in the last gallons at airport gas stations before returning the car.

  • Parking is pretty stress-free in Norfolk with metered on-street parking, public garages, and parking lots available. Metered parking is time restricted, so read the signs to find out how long a car may be parked. There are also garages like the Bank Street Garage or the Education Lot.

  • 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!).