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Pittsburgh Car Rental Information

Pick-up Location Pittsburgh
Car Types Box truck, Commercial, Compact, Convertible, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Luxury, Mini, Minivan, Premium, SUV, Standard, Van
Rental Locations 35
Airport Locations 10
Popular Agencies Enterprise, Thrifty, Dollar, Budget, Surprise Agency

Cheap Car Rentals in Pittsburgh

Economy $21/day
Compact $21/day
Intermediate $23/day
Standard $24/day
Full-size $26/day
SUV $31/day
2 Adults, 2 Bags Economy car in Pittsburgh enterprise
4 Adults, 2 Bags Compact car in Pittsburgh enterprise
5 Adults, 3 Bags Intermediate car in Pittsburgh hertz
5 Adults, 3 Bags Standard car in Pittsburgh budget
5 Adults, 2 Bags Full-size car in Pittsburgh avis
5 Adults, 3 Bags SUV car in Pittsburgh hertz
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Pittsburgh car rental reviews and directory

From $34/day
Rated #1
Alamo
Best Rated
Most popular
8.7 Excellent (6,681 reviews)
1 location in Pittsburgh
Alamo
Locations in Pittsburgh
Rental Car Access Road Lot 7
+1 844 366 0500
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From $33/day
Rated #2
Enterprise
8.5 Excellent (12,954 reviews)
10 locations in Pittsburgh
Enterprise
Locations in Pittsburgh
1900 W Liberty Ave
+1 412 341 4245
2260 Babcock Blvd.
+1 412 821 6006
2335 Noblestown Rd
+1 412 922 5855
2590 Library Rd
+1 412 881 7232
4489 Campbells Run Road
+1 412 494 5400
55 11th St
+1 412 325 7042
737 Butler St
+1 412 781 7007
756 S. Millvale Avenue
+1 412 622 0200
9501 Perry Hwy
+1 412 635 7101
Landside Terminal,pgh Int'l Ap
+1 844 366 0501
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From $51/day
Rated #3
Avis
avis
7.6 Good (2,275 reviews)
7 locations in Pittsburgh
Avis
Locations in Pittsburgh
115 Rental Car Access Road
+1 412 472 5200
4052 Liberty Avenue
+1 412 802 7072
4643 Baum Boulevard (at Melwood Avenue)
+1 412 621 4053
582 Clairton Boulevard
+1 412 650 7850
620 Rodi Road
+1 412 243 0985
6215 Babcock Boulevard
+1 412 366 3192
625 Stanwix Street
+1 412 261 0542
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From $40/day
Rated #4
Budget
7.4 Good (4,309 reviews)
6 locations in Pittsburgh
Budget
Locations in Pittsburgh
4052 Liberty Avenue
+1 412 802 7607
4643 Baum Boulevard
+1 412 578 0173
620 Rodi Road
+1 412 241 1464
6215 Babcock Boulevard
+1 412 369 7713
625 Stanwix Street
+1 412 433 9803
Landside Terminal, # 4000
+1 412 472 5252
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From $27/day
Rated #5
Hertz
Cheapest deal
7.4 Good (3,941 reviews)
6 locations in Pittsburgh
Hertz
Locations in Pittsburgh
1318 5th Avenue
+1 412 456 2950
4560 Mcknight Road
+1 412 939 3428
5634 Baum Blvd.
+1 412 441 1902
6581 Steubenville Pike
+1 412 788 4455
8 Rental Car Access Road
+1 412 472 5955
875 Greentree Rd
+1 412 921 1084
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From $31/day
Rated #6
Dollar
7.3 Good (6,477 reviews)
1 location in Pittsburgh
Dollar
Locations in Pittsburgh
1000 Airport Blvd
+1 866 434 2226
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From $32/day
Rated #7
Thrifty
thrifty
7.1 Good (2,758 reviews)
1 location in Pittsburgh
Thrifty
Locations in Pittsburgh
1000 Airport Blvd
+1 866 434 2226
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From $27/day
Rated #8
Payless
6.7 Good (2,821 reviews)
1 location in Pittsburgh
Payless
Locations in Pittsburgh
164 Rental Car Drive
+1 412 472 3100
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From $50/day
Rated #9
National
national
8.0 Excellent (882 reviews)
1 location in Pittsburgh
National
Locations in Pittsburgh
Rental Car Access Road Lot 7
+1 844 366 0502
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Sunnycars
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1 location in Pittsburgh
Sunnycars
Locations in Pittsburgh
Greater Pittsburgh Int. APT

Car Rental Locations in Pittsburgh

Good to Know

Most Popular Agency Alamo
Most Popular Car Type Mini
Average price $43/day
Good deal $32/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 $32 or less
  • Book your rental car in Pittsburgh at least 6 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Pittsburgh are around 3% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Economy rental cars in Pittsburgh are around 32% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs About Renting a Car in Pittsburgh

How much does it cost to rent a car in Pittsburgh?

On average a rental car in Pittsburgh costs $49 per day.

What is the most popular rental car in Pittsburgh?

Mini (Dodge Grand Caravan or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Pittsburgh.

What is the cheapest car rental company in Pittsburgh?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Enterprise ($21/day), Hertz ($23/day) and Budget ($24/day).

What is the best rental car company in Pittsburgh?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Pittsburgh are Alamo (8.7, 6681 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 12954 reviews), and Avis (7.6, 2275 reviews).

Which car rental companies are at the airport: Pittsburgh Airport (PIT)?

Car rental companies onsite at Pittsburgh Airport include Alamo, Dollar, Enterprise, Thrifty, Payless, Hertz, Budget, Avis and National.

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: Pittsburgh Airport (PIT)?

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

What is the cheapest rental car location in Pittsburgh?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Enterprise 2590 Library Rd 15234-3105 (4 miles from city center).

How can I find car rentals near me in Pittsburgh?

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 Pittsburgh?

Pittsburgh has narrow lanes and many construction sites, so opting for a smaller or compact car is a wise choice, as navigating through the city becomes considerably easier -- plus, it uses less gas. For extra storage, pick a small SUV or minivan. Especially when visiting during the cold season, choose a 4-wheel drive car to ensure optimal road grip.

What's the speed limit in Pittsburgh?

Don’t go over 20 mph in residential areas and always look out for posted signs. Urban freeways allow only up to 40 mph, whereas general freeways let drivers go up to 65 mph. Especially in the winter, it is crucial to adapt the speed to the weather and road conditions.

How are gas prices in Pittsburgh?

Pittsburgh does not have the cheapest gas with its average price of $3 per gallon. However, if opting for gas stations like Sam’s Club or Flying J, prices may go as low as $2.70 per gallon. Prices can vary and also get higher, especially when heading into the holiday seasons.

Where are the best places to park in Pittsburgh?

Street parking in Pittsburgh is usually metered, so check the time restrictions and pay the required amount to avoid towing or fines. Alternatively, there are some municipal or private parking lots where cars can be parked overnight or for a longer period of time, like the 7th Street Garage, First Avenue Garage, or 9th and Penn Garage.

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