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Pittsburgh, PA
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Cheap car rentals in Pittsburgh

Economy$39/day
Compact$40/day
Intermediate$41/day
Standard$42/day
Full-size$43/day
Full-size SUV$54/day
Premium$61/day
Luxury$55/day
Intermediate SUV$30/day
Compact SUV$36/day
Standard SUV$44/day
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Pittsburgh car rental reviews and directory

From $71/dayRated #1
Alamo
Best rated
8.9 Excellent (192 reviews)
1 location in Pittsburgh
Alamo
Locations in Pittsburgh
  • 8.9
  • 9
  • 8.9
  • 8.9
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentApr 10 2022
Lady at counter was great friendly & helpful
7.9 GoodOct 14 2021
Alamo Pittsburgh was very accommodating in changing our reservation date at an almost last minute notice. We were very pleased.
5.9 OkayOct 7 2021
I didn't like the toyota at all, You had to fall into the front seats and could not adjust them. Very unconfortable. We needed to get from Pittsburgh up to Sharon ( appx 60 minutes) that the seats were horrible. Dash said car needed service and to contact dealer, which we advised the check out guy, but said it was no big deal. The car was clean and smelled fresh.
10.0 ExcellentSep 8 2021
It was an all around very good experience... if needed would do it again
10.0 ExcellentJul 11 2021
Pickup at Pittsburgh Airport was not good. They did not way for late flights coming in and when I got to the counter to pickup the car there was no staff. We were forced to stay in a hotel at the airport. I even called to confirm and to let them know my flight was coming in 45 mins late. They did not wait. overall a pretty bad experience. That being said I spoke with Asst. Branch Manager Grant Pastor the next morning and he was very empathic and helpful. I appreciated working with him and he made it right and went above & beyond. That was a great experience. Jason
3.9 MediocreJul 11 2021
Being able to pick up the rental on airport property was great. However, we reserved a van several months in advance but there were no vans available. We were told that we could wait for a van, but when we asked the employee how long that would be, we were answered with a shoulder shrug. We had to stuff all 6 adults and luggage into a SUV that really only fit 4 adults comfortably. The middle row of seats could not be adjusted, making for very cramped seating in the third row. Those sitting in the third row had zero leg room. The third row would comfortably fit 2 small children, but NOT 2 adults. If you have six adults, do not settle for an Infiniti QX80. There is very little room for luggage as well.
7.9 GoodJun 22 2021
Everything about the car was fine. However, the pricing is outrageously high... despite using Kayak. The pickup process is slow. Apparently there's been a wave of fraud so you have to recite your information verbally to confirm your order in person.
10.0 ExcellentJun 6 2021
Everything was very easy and the staff was very helpful.As with anything, lower daily rates would be great, but in general I had a good experience.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 5 2021
Very fast pick up and delivery. Friendly staff.Nothing
9.6 ExcellentOct 21 2020
YesNothing, everything was great
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From $47/dayRated #2
Payless
8.5 Excellent (209 reviews)
1 location in Pittsburgh
Payless
Locations in Pittsburgh
  • 8.3
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJan 27 2020
Line was short. Car was close. That may be a function of the airport and my flight time but everyone was easy convenient and smooth
8.8 ExcellentDec 9 2019
Good service. No wait times.many people would probably be happy with my experience, but not so much for me. I was upgraded from a sedan to our SUV at no charge. Did not know that’s what I was getting. Just not my personal preference, plus it cost two or three times as much for gasoline. Other than that, great experience
10.0 ExcellentNov 15 2019
VeryEasy, quick and convenient!
4.8 OkaySep 28 2019
Vehicle stunk from cigarettes and the windshield was clouded with residue
8.8 ExcellentSep 27 2019
Drop off took a while. Only one guy working, and he was slow. Almost missed our flight.
8.4 ExcellentSep 18 2019
Staff was good even tho there were IT probs.Solving IT probs.
9.6 ExcellentAug 7 2019
renting was easy. We used third party insurance with no trouble. Dropoff took a long time as the little booth was also used for starting rental as well. Car was very nice and clean and worked well.drop off took a bit long and area so dark you could not see if any damage to car.
4.8 OkayAug 6 2019
Vehical was dirty from inside Vehical was old.. no Bluetooth for phone
9.2 ExcellentJul 30 2019
Drop off was easy, could be a little faster but my flight was later so no worries.Didn't have the type of vehicle I reserved so had to get a bigger vehicle instead.
10.0 ExcellentJul 16 2019
Friendly and helpful staffNo complaints
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From $53/dayRated #3
Dollar
7.7 Good (156 reviews)
1 location in Pittsburgh
Dollar
Locations in Pittsburgh
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7.6
  • 7.9
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentApr 6 2022
Seat heaters…. Coming from FL Car was great
8.0 ExcellentApr 5 2022
They told me where to drop the car off but did not tell me where to leave the key. I dropped the car off at 4am and there were no employees available.
2.0 MediocreMar 21 2022
Dollar billed for fuel when vehicle was dropped off completely full. Vehicle was completely filled with fuel three minutes before drop off. Drop off attendant verified verbally tank was full and said everything was good, and he would email receipt. The emailed receipt had unexpected fuel charges when there was no possible way that anymore fuel could have been put in the fuel tank. It took approx. 3 hours of phone calls and website searching to have the billing department reverse the fuel charges. It appears this is a standard business practice with Dollar and is very unprofessional and deceptive.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 28 2022
Was very quick service and the jeep was great for the weekend
8.0 ExcellentNov 14 2021
Experience with Dollar was great. Priceline, however, not so much. They did not honor their “Low Price Guarantee”……..rental rate was 20% lower 4days after I made my reservation, but Priceline would not budge on their original rate….said I was under contract. Suggest dealing directly with Dollar, and cut Priceline out!!!
10.0 ExcellentSep 7 2021
Very quick counter service.
10.0 ExcellentAug 28 2021
Just keep doing what your doing because Enterprise is not as nice in Reno. NV
3.9 MediocreAug 20 2021
Car was not clean inside when we got it. Pick up counter help was not friendly. Drop off person was great. When you turned the car off the side mirrors would move in which was good but when you turned the car back on the didn’t open up so you had to roll your window down to open them. A quick tutorial of the car would have been nice.
5.9 OkayAug 12 2021
Economy car not available. Compact substitute more expensive. Paperwork confusing and part of printout not legible.
1.9 HorribleAug 3 2021
The car i got did not have a toll transponder (I paid for one). I am now trying to get this cost removed from my bill. It is a bureaucratic hell. The car radio did not work for my 9 hour car trip! I tried to change my pick up time and got lost on almost two hours of waiting on the phone. Got tossed back and forth to different entities. I finally gave up and just made a new rental. Not a good experience at all.
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From $66/dayRated #4
Enterprise
7.7 Good (135 reviews)
11 locations in Pittsburgh
Enterprise
Locations in Pittsburgh
  • 7.9
  • 7.9
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentNov 5 2021
No complaints. Pricing is why I chose this car
10.0 ExcellentOct 25 2021
Very easy pu & do.
1.9 HorribleOct 12 2021
Horrible customer service. Guy was rude. Get someone else, to work that place. Seemed like he didn’t want to.
1.9 HorribleSep 20 2021
When we arrived on Saturday night, they had no cars left. What good is a reservation if there are no cars when we get there? We had to waste time going back to the airport to get a car the next morning instead of seeing family. Very aggravating.
10.0 ExcellentAug 10 2021
Good for what I needed quick and easy
2.0 MediocreMay 6 2021
The car I reserved was not available at the airport. Instead it was located 10 miles from the airport and the location was closed before I could pick up the car. Left stranded at the Pittsburgh airport and no one at the Enterprise location would help unless I wanted to pay double and take a smaller car.
6.0 GoodNov 30 2020
A $200.00 deposit was required when I rented the vehicle (I was informed the deposit would be credited when I returned the vehicle.). When I returned the vehicle a day early, clean and without damage I was not given a receipt (paper or email.) Here we are 5 days later and no sign of my deposit. Disappointing.
6.4 GoodOct 6 2020
The priceThe vehicle that was found and reserved through Kayak was not actually available at the location. Offered an alternate minivan at same price, but it would have cost more in gas for me to use it. Had to find another location that had the appropriate size vehicle and would honor the Kayak price. Original location was not helpful in finding another as they stated that each location was individually owned/operated and they couldn't guarantee anything.
7.6 GoodOct 5 2020
Vehicle was very dirty on outside. Windshield very dirty on inside. For the money you pay for a “premium” SUV, it should be clean. I had to take it to a car wash and shine the tires.
5.6 OkayOct 3 2020
There are very few agents, rental counter at Pittsburgh this closed and the signs directing you to the competitor counter to check in are not clear. Then you wait outside for 30mins to be helped to your car. It took 90 mins for me to get from baggage claim to leaving the rental car garage.
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From $49/dayRated #5
Hertz
7.1 Good (200 reviews)
7 locations in Pittsburgh
Hertz
Locations in Pittsburgh
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
  • 7
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodMay 20 2022
Major issue when I picked up the SUV, they had computer issues with just my reservation. too about 45 minutes. SUV windows outside were very badly water spotted.
2.0 MediocreMay 17 2022
The drop off site lied and told us to rush our return to 4:30 even though our reservation was until 5. Threatened us that the gates would close so that we would not be able to return until the next day. Resulted in fuel surcharge and 6 hours of stressful driving. Customer service upon arrival was beyond rude.
10.0 ExcellentApr 11 2022
nice car easy pick up and even easier return
10.0 ExcellentApr 5 2022
Besides the cost savings, the pick up and return process was quick and easy. I rarely use a rental car for personal use but I will be using Kayak from now on.
2.0 MediocreMar 26 2022
The customer service experience at the Pittsburgh airport was horrible. I would walk to my destination at this point.
4.0 OkayMar 14 2022
The Corolla I was given was not mid-size as I reserved, it’s compact. It was even parked in the section labeled “compact.” When I told the employee, who was busy in the back room on a personal call, she just said Corolla is a mid-size and went back to her call. With a car seat in the back you’d have to be a size 0 to fit in the seat next to it. Luckily my wife is a size 0, but even she was hitting her head on the ceiling. That’s not mid-size. Also, when picking up, the car’s mirrors were covered in ice that I had to remove myself. Not a great first impression.
2.0 MediocreDec 23 2021
The customer service agent at the kiosk in the Pittsburgh was very rude and condescending. She would not explain all the charges when asked. She made it sound like we’d done something wrong and would be charged extra for declining the extra insurance coverage. It definitely left a nasty taste in our mouth.
4.0 OkayOct 19 2021
My plans changed so I cancelled my rental however I was still charged $50.
7.9 GoodOct 17 2021
While the car was clean, I was still able to wipe it down once I got it to my house and clean it up some more.
1.9 HorribleOct 12 2021
Was charged extra fees at time of pick up even though my receipt from paying online said I had $0 due. Not impressed and will be asking for these charges to be reversed. Lady behind the counter was not helpful when I explained this either.
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From $62/dayRated #6
Budget
6.9 Good (140 reviews)
6 locations in Pittsburgh
Budget
Locations in Pittsburgh
  • 7.2
  • 7.3
  • 6.7
  • 6.9
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreFeb 19 2022
Booked a luxury car and they tried to give me a truck. When I asked for a the vehicle I booked, they refused to give it to me. They said to call Priceline and sort it out. I asked for a lower end car instead of luxury since I needed a car and they said that it would cost more. I called Priceline and they told me to work it out with budget or cancel the reservation. Not a good experience.
10.0 ExcellentJan 19 2022
Staff was great. Airport was cold with winter. Staff was warm and welcoming. Directions to pick up spot and space of car were exact. Give the PIT staff a raise!
2.0 MediocreJan 3 2022
Bald front tires… oil change light on… cigarette burns in seat and shift cowel
2.0 MediocreDec 28 2021
There are Liars told 233 but charged me to 306 $
2.0 MediocreNov 29 2021
Had a reservation for a car to pickup at the airport after arriving on my flight. Gave my flight info on the reservation. My flight arrived early by about 15 minutes, unfortunately for me, the Budget desk agent went home before before that. I called the Budget 800 number and was told that they were unable to help me, however they would hold my reservation for 24 hours. They were not willing to pay for a hotel room so that I could come back in the morning to get it however. NEVER RENT FROM BUDGET, UNLESS YOU WANT TO GET STUCK WITHOUT A CAR!!!!
2.0 MediocreNov 13 2021
Customer service-waited in line a very long time, rude
6.0 GoodNov 11 2021
Overall fine. Just find it odd to book a vehicle with a "similar to" in the reservation and have it be nothing close to what was said. Equinox vs. 4Runner or Equinox vs. Jeep Cherokee. For me it's a leg room thing. The car delivery was prompt and car was clean, but just odd to me on car selection process of lack thereof. Thank you.
10.0 ExcellentNov 10 2021
Great service great price
1.9 HorribleOct 12 2021
There were approx 15 people in line ahead of me. They had 1 person working. She was helping 1 person per 5 or 10 minutes. We stood in line for over an hour and a half. When there were 4 people in front of me another associate showed up to help. And she got 3 customers cars per 1 for the original lady.
1.9 HorribleSep 21 2021
They ran out of cars earlier in the day before we landed. Never got one notice. When I got to the counter the lady there was not nice, had no information just said there is supposed to be cars coming in. I found that the people in the front of the line were waiting for 2 hours and still no car. In order to get us to leave they took our names down and said they would call when a car was ready. I asked if we take #1 spot for the first cars that come in the next day she said no we have other reservations. I said we all had reservations for today. She had nothing to say that made sense. I will never rent a car with budget.
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From $44/dayRated #7
Thrifty
Cheapest deal
Most popular
8.4 Excellent (31 reviews)
1 location in Pittsburgh
Thrifty
Locations in Pittsburgh
  • 8.8
  • 8.5
  • 8.3
  • 8.5
  • 8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentNov 20 2020
They were looking out to save me money and not maximize their profitsI did not get documentation to put in the glove compartment to verify the rental agreement, but I had documentation from the verification email during the initial booking
8.0 ExcellentJul 17 2018
provided with GMC Acadia instead of Hyundai Santa Fe
6.4 GoodJun 10 2018
In Dulles dropping off, it was a breeze. Quick review of the car and did not delay us for our flight.In PIT, there were two of us in line. The service gal, very nice, was super slow and it sounded as though the people in front of us were just hating away with small talk and face time, yes face time with the customer while the rest of us watched and waited. It took almost an hour to help two guests. Not to mention with a very hot temp in a garage with an infant... doesn’t make it pleasurable.
10.0 ExcellentJan 7 2018
FlawlessI picked up at the airport in less than 10 minutes. Everything with the reservation was correct and I was offered a choice of a minivan or a full size SUV for the same price as the reservation. The return process was simple. Everyone with Thrifty was friendly and helpful.
2.0 MediocreJan 2 2018
WRONG DROP-OFF LOCATION. COME ON GUYS
9.2 ExcellentDec 28 2017
Great rentalWas given a new Ford Escape with leather seats and many other add on options that made the vehicle very comfortable and a great rental. Still had that new car smell and drove like a dream. Excellent experience.
7.6 GoodNov 28 2017
Not the car we wantedThrifty employees were helpful and friendly.Getting a Jeep instead of a Rav4. The Jeep was gutless and a gas guzzler. It was also bigger than we wanted. The overhead lights didn’t work - apparently there’s a dashboard setting that turns them off but they should be on when the car is rented out. We spent the whole trip groping around for stuff in the dark.
10.0 ExcellentNov 15 2017
Excellent rentalVery good vehicle, was in excellent condition at pick upNone
10.0 ExcellentJul 1 2017
Summer Van RentalThe van was clean, well equipped and comfortable for our vacation.There was nothing I didn't like!
8.8 ExcellentMay 31 2017
Great rental option for wedding.upgraded at airport to a 300c for a wedding Traveling in Style
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From $61/dayRated #8
Avis
7.4 Good (59 reviews)
5 locations in Pittsburgh
Avis
Locations in Pittsburgh
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
  • 7.4
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodMay 14 2022
not enough cars, having to wait once arrive
6.0 GoodFeb 24 2022
Avis was ok, Priceline I will not go through again, and maybe not even Kayak.
2.0 MediocreDec 10 2021
Avis rental facility was closed when I arrived, leaving me stranded in downtown Pittsburgh alone with three large heavy suitcases. I had to pay cab fare there and then back to the airport. The Avis at the airport would not honor my reservation which was for $60 dollars approximately and I ended up having to pay $300 for a rental car- plus the $100 worth of cab fare. Absolutely horrible experience, will never rent from them again.
10.0 ExcellentDec 2 2021
Quick checkin, easy pickup and good price!
2.0 MediocreNov 18 2021
The agents in Pittsburgh and Burlington were all very helpful, nice, and efficient. However the car that they rented me had previously been rented by a chain smoker and then recently been bombed with "cherry flavored new car smell". The smell was absolutely putrid. Unfortunately I didn't realize the magnitude until I was too far down the road to turn back, at the beginning of a 20 hour drive up to Quebec and then back to Vermont. I spent 20 hours with a jacket and a hood on to stay warm, and all the windows of the car rolled down. It was miserable. My clothes all reeked of cigarettes and cherry perfume, and the smell eventually started to make my eyes and throat hurt - even with the windows down. Every second that I spent in that Avis rental car was dreadful, and I will do my best to never rent from Avis again.
1.9 HorribleOct 18 2021
The FOB wasn't working and couldnt lock the car the entire time and it wouldn't start either. The emergency roadside assistance lady had a very thick accent and couldn't understand a word of what she said but she told me to hold the FOB near the ignition which worked but the car kept chiming and showing a message "The FOB has left the vehicle". Extermely annoying. Being a weekend, all Avis non-airport locations were closed.
10.0 ExcellentOct 5 2021
The only issue was the spot where the car was suppose to be was incorrect other than that all went well.
10.0 ExcellentJul 13 2021
The office could use better outside signage, walked right past it at first.
10.0 ExcellentMay 17 2021
I came back a bit worry because there was no body to give the car to and we saw several living it in a line at Avis so we did toI know it is a bit difficult to have some one at 4:20 am at the airport so you could feel a bit more secure about the deliver of the car
10.0 ExcellentSep 27 2020
Personable staff at pickup & drop off. Easy drop off procedure. No hard sell on upgrades/options at pick up.More options for available vehicles in the class reserved.
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From $88/dayRated #9
National
8.3 Excellent (11 reviews)
1 location in Pittsburgh
National
Locations in Pittsburgh
  • 9.2
  • 9.2
  • 8.5
  • 8.7
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentOct 11 2021
Great truck.
1.9 HorribleOct 5 2021
I was charged an extra $150 at the end because I booked through Kayak and Kayak do not disclose the total price on their end.
7.6 GoodAug 7 2017
No agent at the counter at 6AM for reservationWas upgraded to a great car, an Audi Q3 SUV. Made the long drive from Pittsburgh to Boston pretty comfortable. Thanks for that.There was no ticket agent at the National counter at 6AM. Had to go out to the garage to find someone.
10.0 ExcellentJul 2 2017
Easy and quick!Checking in at the counter was super easy - drivers license, a question about fueling the car and another about insurance and we were done at the counter! No pressure to ourchas ethe insurance. Easy access to the car out of one of the airport doors. Had a couple of minivans to choose from. Returning the car was even easier, pull in, let them check the mileage and the fuel level, and receipt in hand. They had luggage carts for us to use at no charge. Highly recommend!
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Easirent
2 locations in Pittsburgh
Easirent
Locations in Pittsburgh
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in Pittsburgh
Sunnycars
Locations in Pittsburgh
Recent reviews
1133 travelers who rented a car in Pittsburgh gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.9

Car rental locations in or near Pittsburgh

Good to know

Most popular agency

Thrifty

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

$62/day

Good deal

$51/day

When to book a rental car in Pittsburgh

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Top tips for renting a car in Pittsburgh

  • Pittsburgh has a lot to offer, from its Andy Warhol Museum to the Sandcastle Water Park and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. What better way to explore every dream destination than with a rental car? The flexibility that comes from renting a car will also allow travelers to explore other attractions like the Pittsburgh Zoo, which is located in the northeast of the city, or to be in the city center quickly when coming from the airport, which is situated over 20 miles from the center of Pittsburgh.
  • The easiest and most convenient way is to rent a car at Pittsburgh International Airport upon arrival. With rental service desks from companies like Avis, Enterprise, and Hertz located at the Baggage Claim area in the Landside Terminal, a rental car is just a stone’s throw away and will bring you into Pittsburgh in about half an hour.
  • Unlike many other American cities, Pittsburgh is not fully structured according to a road grid; therefore, navigating through the streets may be confusing at first. Simply ask for a satnav when renting the car and follow the instructions. Also be aware that construction sites are common in Pittsburgh, so make sure to look out for them and circumnavigate accordingly. Downtown streets tend to be narrow, so be careful when driving through them.
  • Try to avoid driving through Pittsburgh during rush hour, which starts as early as 4 am in the morning for people are commuting to the airport to catch flights into other cities. It usually lasts until 10 am; during this time, the I-376 E can be clogged up and traffic is severely increased. Between 3 and 6 pm, the afternoon rush hour starts due to workers returning to their homes, and if possible, these peak times should be avoided. Especially when going to the airport, make sure to plan plenty of time ahead (at least 2 hours).
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Pittsburgh for $51 or less
  • Book your rental car in Pittsburgh at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Pittsburgh are around 33% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Mini rental cars in Pittsburgh are around -32% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Pittsburgh