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Owensboro car rentals from $44/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Owensboro with a pick-up date of 7/8 and drop-off date of 7/19. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap car rentals in Owensboro

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Economy$54/day
Compact$55/day
Intermediate$44/day
Full-size$64/day
Premium$65/day
Luxury$82/day
Pickup truck$69/day
Standard SUV$67/day
Open air all terrain$103/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Owensboro

  • Booking car rentals in Owensboro allows you to traverse this cultural hub of western Kentucky with greater flexibility. Although Owensboro Transit System offers reliable and affordable transportation services in the city, its disadvantage lies in the fixed routes and departure times. With Owensboro car rentals, you can choose your own time and depart for your destination when it is most convenient for you. Smothers Park is one of the city’s most popular attractions sites you may visit using your rented car and have some great outdoor time.
  • Renting a car at Owensboro–Daviess County Airport enables you to enjoy self-drive to Owensboro city center or any destination of your choice. The airport does not have an on-site car rental facility. However, the two major Owensboro car rentals, Hertz and Enterprise, avail courtesy shuttles to ferry their customers from the airport to their respective nearby car rental locations freely. For example, it takes about 15 minutes for a shuttle to arrive at the car rental location from the airport.
  • You need to remember two key things whenever driving a car from any of the car rentals in Owensboro. Most of the roads in downtown Owensboro are narrow and regularly have motorists turning at any slightest opportunity. Therefore, it will be safer for you to drive at a lower speed always while keeping an eye on the other motorists. When driving in Owensboro’s central business districts, you should remember that there are quite a number of pedestrians, many of whom jump into the road without checking the oncoming vehicles.
  • You are likely to experience difficulties driving your rental car in Owensboro during the Multicultural Festival. During this event, which takes place on the third Saturday of August every year, there are significant interruptions in the traffic. Most of the roads in Owensboro experience heavy traffic. With your rented car, you are likely to spend longer than usual time to trying to access your preferred destination.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Owensboro for $60 or less
  • Book your rental car in Owensboro at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Owensboro are around 88% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Owensboro

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Owensboro?

    On average a rental car in Owensboro costs $81 per day. But prices differ between operators and you can save money through a price comparison of car rental deals from different agencies. The cheapest price for a car rental in Owensboro found in the last 2 weeks is $46.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Owensboro?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Enterprise Rent-A-Car ($54/day).

  • How much is gas price in Owensboro?

    The average gas price in Owensboro is $3.74 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $45 and $60, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Owensboro?

    Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Owensboro.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Owensboro?

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

  • How much does a Mini car rental cost in Owensboro?

    A Mini car rental in Owensboro costs $118 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Owensboro?

    An Intermediate car rental in Owensboro costs $72 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Owensboro?

    A Standard car rental in Owensboro costs $47 per day, on average.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Owensboro?

    On average a rental car in Owensboro costs $566 per week ($81 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Owensboro?

    On average a rental car in Owensboro costs $2,427 per month ($81 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Owensboro?

    Most car rental providers in Owensboro offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Owensboro, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.

  • How many car agencies are operating in Owensboro?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 3 car rental agencies in Owensboro.

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Owensboro?

    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!).

  • Why should I use KAYAK to rent a car in Owensboro?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Owensboro so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Owensboro?

    Car rentals in Owensboro avail a variety of car types, including Economy, Compact SUV, and Intermediate SUVs. The type of car you choose will depend on the number of people you are traveling with and the nature of your destination. An economy car is ideal if you are traveling alone or with another person. If you are traveling with your family or friends, consider a Compact SUV or Intermediate SUV, which accommodates up to four or five adults, respectively. An Intermediate SUV will also be a good option if you are visiting an off-road destination.

  • What is the speed limit in Owensboro?

    The speed limits to observe while driving in Owensboro varies slightly on different roads and regions. Unless otherwise posted, you should observe a speed limit of 35 mph. The limit is lower when driving on roads within residential areas, schools, or within the central business district, where you should observe a speed limit of 30 mph. On major Interstate highways in Owensboro, the posted speed limit is 55 mph. The city doesn’t have speed cameras, but traffic police pull over drivers who violate speed limit rules and issue speeding tickets.

  • Where are the best places to park in Owensboro?

    Owensboro has several public garages, which provide affordable and reliable parking spots to drivers. Owensboro Town Center, which has 2050 spots, is one of the places you will reliably get a space to park your car at any time. Another popular parking lot you may consider is Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport. This is more suitable for those who are in the city for the first time or are not very conversant with routes and other parking lots. Apart from these parking garages, you can also park your car conveniently on the streets. You will pay about $2 per hour if you park your car on Owensboro streets between 7 am and 9 pm, from Monday to Saturday.

Owensboro car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

5.9

Best rated
Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

6.3

Comfort

6.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.3

Value for money

5.5

6 locations in Owensboro

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Locations in Owensboro

2021 Us-41

+1 270 827 5557

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2101 E Parrish Ave

+1 270 926 4477

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2200 Airport Rd

+1 270 926 4477

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5220 Division St

+1 812 473 4411

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703 Salem Dr

+1 270 685 2220

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8400 W State Rd 66

+1 812 858 1148

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2.0 Poor

Nov 2023

KAYAK
I never got a freaking car

4.0 Mediocre

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

I never got a car. The reservation was made the same day and the girl told me that there was not enough time to get a car there. I was then put on a waiting list at both locations in Owensboro. I never got a call about the reservation even the next today. Was in Owensboro, KY visiting, with no car for the weekend. I would have expected at least a call the next day. At that point, there was no reason to get a car because I was leaving town Monday. I have rented a car many times before in my travels back to Owensboro, and never experienced this. I was very disappointed and had to change many plans due to not having a car available.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and informative.

Cons:

Car could have been a little cleaner. Big nothing major. Car could have had a few more bells and whistles.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very professional, friendly and helpful...greeted me promptly and had us on the road in no time.

Cons:

Inside of windshield was very dirty...otherwise was a great deal.

9.2 Wonderful

Dec 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The experience was a quick check in. They even brought us back home after dropping the car off which was very kind of them.

2.0 Poor

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Wasn't advised upon making reservation that for out-of-state rental (KY), a major credit card is required. I don't have one and wasn't able to have a vehicle although I have rented from various companies including Enterprise many times with my Debit card. I could not visit a relative who I was trying to surprise. VERY DISAPPOINTING!!!!!

1 out of 4

Easirent

4.6

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Owensboro

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Locations in Owensboro

Owensboro–Daviess County Regional Airport

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Hertz

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3 locations in Owensboro

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Locations in Owensboro

1396 N Green River Road

+1 812 471 8196

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400 Marywood Dr

+1 270 826 8017

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5051a Frederica St

+1 270 683 1624

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2.0 Poor

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Terrible - it wasn't fulfilled. I got a call the morning of my rental saying there were no cars.

2.0 Poor

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Reserved car online for noon pickup on Saturday. Called at 12:15 to make sure everything was ready before driving to rental office, only to learn the office closed at noon and would not reopen until Monday. This left me in a difficult spot, but things got worse when I went online to cancel the reservation and was charged a $306 cancellation fee. I won’t be renting from Hertz again.

4.0 Mediocre

Dec 2021

KAYAK
The people at the place we’re so nice and helpful. The car however smelled of smoke. The car had been cleaned and smelled strong of air freshener until the 3rd day when that wore off and the smell of stale cigarettes took over the car.

2.0 Poor

Dec 2021

KAYAK
I rented a car for a week from the Green River road Evansville Indiana location and I was told by a rep that if I returned the car earlier than when my reservation ended I would be reimbursed for the days I did not use the vehicle. I returned the car on the 3rd day of my rental and I was charged the full amount. If I would have known I would be charged the full amount I would have let the rental sit in my driveway for 4 more days. I told that to the person I returned it to and she said yeah that would be smarter "but there is nothing she can do about it now" because she had already processed the return. I asked if there was someone else I could speak to and she gave me customer services number. I called customer service on Monday (11/8) and they told me they could adjust my bill to the daily rate for a compact car but they could not do the refund until I was fully charged so to call back after Wednesday. I called back Friday (11/12) and they are now saying my bill should be even more than what I paid for it. If that was the case why would it make any sense for them to tell me to call back so I can be charged even more for returning a car half a week early so Hertz can benefit from charging me the full week and charging whoever else they rent it to that day. I am very unhappy with the misinformation I was given and how I was yanked around and wasted my time. I want to be reimbursed for the 4 days I did not use the rental car which is over half of my rental agreement. This is deceitful and Hertz is now able to use the vehicle for other customers that I returned early only at a cost to me. I am very unhappy with how I was treated as a Gold Plus Rewards member. I will not be using Hertz again.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything was good!

9.6 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Very friendly staff easy process.

Cons:

The truck I rented still had a lingering cigarette odor in the interior. Other than that no problems.

1 out of 10

61 travelers who rented a car in Owensboro gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.6

Car rental locations in or near Owensboro

Good to know

Most popular agency

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

$81/day

Good deal

$60/day

When to book a rental car in Owensboro

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Owensboro car rental information

Pick-up locationOwensboro
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Luxury, Open air all terrain, Pickup truck, Premium, Standard SUV
Rental locations5
Airport locations1
Popular agenciesEnterprise Rent-A-Car, Turo