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Plattsburgh car rentals from $40/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 Plattsburgh with a pick-up date of 3/9 and drop-off date of 3/16. 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 Plattsburgh

Economy$51/day
Compact$53/day
Intermediate$40/day
Standard$56/day
Full-size$56/day
Minivan$62/day
Full-size SUV$122/day
Pickup truck$54/day
Premium SUV$58/day
Intermediate SUV$59/day
Compact SUV$61/day
Standard SUV$62/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Plattsburgh

  • As the city does not have a very extensive public transportation system, it is typically best to use car rentals in Plattsburgh to travel throughout the area. By having access to Plattsburgh car rentals, you will be able to explore town on your own schedule and comfortably. With a rental car, it’s also easier to go to parts of the region that are a bit of a further distance from the city center. For example, there is Cumberland Bay State Park, which is around a 20 to 25min drive from the city center. There is also Plattsburgh City Beach, which is around a 20min drive away as well.
  • If you will be flying to the region, you can always choose to pick up your car rentals in Plattsburgh from Plattsburgh International Airport (PBG). PBG has its own car rental center that is conveniently placed in the Arrivals area of the Main Terminal. There are a few different companies to choose from in this center, including Avis, Budget, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Each company keeps its fleet just a short walk from where their offices are placed.
  • To operate car rentals in Plattsburgh as conveniently as possible, it’s usually best to make sure that you are familiar with different driving rules. For example, any child under the age of six must always be in a proper child’s seat at all times. Drivers and all passengers are always required to wear a seatbelt while in a moving vehicle. Make sure to always yield to pedestrians, even if it is in an unmarked crosswalk. Always make sure to leave two seconds of space between you and the car in front of you.
  • If you don’t want to get stuck in a traffic jam, it’s always best to try not to be on the road during rush hour, which is typically between 7:00 and 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. Some roads that are known for being particularly congested during these times include Margaret Street and Highways 9 and 22. In the winter months, this area often gets snow and rain, so make sure to be extra careful if you are on the road during these conditions.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Plattsburgh for $55 or less
  • Book your rental car in Plattsburgh at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Plattsburgh are around 11% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Standard rental cars in Plattsburgh are around 73% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Plattsburgh

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

    On average a rental car in Plattsburgh costs $74 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 Plattsburgh found in the last 2 weeks is $41.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Plattsburgh?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Enterprise Rent-A-Car ($51/day), Alamo ($54/day) and National ($58/day).

  • How much is gas price in Plattsburgh?

    The average gas price in Plattsburgh is $3.48 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $42 and $56, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Plattsburgh?

    Standard (Volkswagen Jetta or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Plattsburgh.

  • Which car rental companies are at Plattsburgh Intl airport (PBG)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Plattsburgh Intl airport include Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Budget, Alamo, Avis, Dollar and National.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Plattsburgh Intl airport (PBG)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Plattsburgh Intl airport to off-airport locations include Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Budget, Alamo, Avis, and National.

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

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

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

    A Standard car rental in Plattsburgh costs $30 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Premium car rental cost in Plattsburgh?

    A Premium car rental in Plattsburgh costs $43 per day, on average.

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

    An Intermediate car rental in Plattsburgh costs $44 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular rental car location in Plattsburgh?

    In Plattsburgh, cars are most frequently rented at Dollar 1200 Airport Drive (22 miles from city center).

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

    On average a rental car in Plattsburgh costs $520 per week ($74 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Plattsburgh costs $2,230 per month ($74 per day).

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

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

  • How many car agencies are operating in Plattsburgh?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 10 car rental agencies in Plattsburgh.

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

    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 Plattsburgh?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Plattsburgh 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 Plattsburgh?

    If you will be visiting with a few other travelers or you would like to go on a longer road trip during your journey, opt for a spacious vehicle, such as an SUV or van. A car such as this will give you plenty of room to store luggage. When spending a lot of time in the city center, it may be more convenient to select an economy or compact vehicle. Smaller cars such as these are easy to fit in tight spaces and also to drive when the roads are rather busy.

  • What’s the speed limit in Plattsburgh?

    When you are driving within the city limits, the speed limit will normally be anywhere from 20 to 40 mph. Around school and construction zones, it is often 20 to 25 mph. On a highway outside of the city limit, you can expect it to be around 55 mph. Interstates within the city usually have a speed limit maximum of 65 mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Plattsburgh?

    You may be able to find free street parking in downtown Plattsburgh. However, there are also quite a few meters that can be paid for with either coins or cards. You will also find a few different public parking lots that charge a fee per every hour that you park there. For example, there is the Durkee Street Parking Garage. 

Plattsburgh car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.7

Very good

7 reviews
Best rated
Most popular

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.5

2 locations in Plattsburgh

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Locations in Plattsburgh

42 Airport Ln

+1 518 566 0248

Monday09:30 - 20:00
Tuesday09:30 - 20:00
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Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

724 Ny-3

+1 518 566 0190

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

I could not have had a better experience with Enterprise in Plattsburgh NY. They called me ahead of time, switched my pickup to the airport, and quickly took care of getting my car.

Cons:

None

9.2 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Choice of vehicles and no lines to wait in. Pleasant employee.

Cons:

Prices at the small airport in Plattsburgh NY are higher in general than at at larger nearby airports. Only one employee which could be a problem if others were renting at the same time.

4.4 Mediocre

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Customer service was excellent.

Cons:

The vehicle was horrible. Filthy seats, cigarette smoke, damaged windshield wipers.

4.0 Mediocre

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

The car was used by a smoker and smelled very bad. The seats were covered with stains. The windshield wiper rubber gasket was damaged and therefore did not work with rainy conditions.This car sucked!

2.0 Poor

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothingg

Cons:

Got a ride to Plattsburgh which is a five hour drive to where I live it was my daughters birthday we had the weekend all planned out...long story short they didn't rent me the car...weekend was ruined...enterprise sucks monkey balls

1 out of 2

Dollar

8.6

Very good

4 reviews
Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

9.5

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

7.5

One location in Plattsburgh

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Locations in Plattsburgh

42 Airport Lane

+1 866 434 2226

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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9.2 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff at pick up very helpful and friendly.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Great on gas and it was very comfortable

5.2 Fair

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was fine

Cons:

I do not like that they make the rentals for every 24 hours. It doesn't work realistically for renting a vehicle (especially when you're paying for 3 days but only get it for exactly 48 hours). I will not be using dollar again. Also, a $200 hold is a little excessive. I've had $100 held before, but $200 is a little ridiculous. Because of the way they do the time for pick-up and drop-off, it was very hard to schedule for when I actually needed the car and they wouldn't work with me.

1 out of 1

Budget

7.8

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.2

Value for money

7.2

One location in Plattsburgh

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Locations in Plattsburgh

42 Airport Lane

+1 518 561 0432

Monday09:00 - 13:00
Tuesday09:00 - 13:00
Wednesday09:00 - 13:00
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2.0 Poor

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Staff left and closed office despite having my planned arrival in the system. Customer service refused to do anything. Ended up paying for taxi and Hotel myself. No posted number to call for late arrivals, service. Used Enterprise Rental the next day and they treated me like a human who matters. Cannot recommend Enterprise Rental more.

8.4 Very good

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

I was never informed that the drop off in Mooresville was during business hours so I had to travel 20+ miles to find the office was closed. Very inconvenient that I had to return the next day.

Cons:

Being notified that Mooresville office was closed with no after hour drop off. Plattsburgh pick up was excellent.

2.0 Poor

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Worst experience ever. They doubled my rate and blamed it on you. Horrible, shameful service. I will never use again.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

ease of service

6.0 Okay

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Budget was great. They gave us an upgraded vehicle at no extra charge and everything went very smoothly from check-in to return.

Cons:

KAYAK!! I had requested a reservation from BTV (Burlington) and when I received my confirmation email, I noticed that you had made me a reservation from a different airport in upstate New York! That would have been useless, so I had to call Budget directly to modify the reservation which eliminated any price advantage I had received through Kayak.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Great customer service.

Cons:

N/a

1 out of 4

Avis

6.5

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

6.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.1

Value for money

6.2

One location in Plattsburgh

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Locations in Plattsburgh

42 Airport Lane

+1 518 561 2348

Monday09:00 - 13:00
Tuesday09:00 - 13:00
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2.0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
This was the worst car rental experience we've ever had. Cars were not available at planned pick up time. Long line of agitated customers and basically no one at the counter to help. Counter help was outside cleaning cars. That is a completely messed up system having counter help be responsible for cleaning cars. I will not use Avis again at this location or other locations based on this worst-case experience.

4.0 Mediocre

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The man at the counter was very nice.

Cons:

The car smelled of smoke, was an older car (2019) and had a big dent in the rear side of the car.

8.8 Very good

Aug 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

I was happy with the car and the price

Cons:

Had to wait both times (pickup and dropoff) at the desk for someone to show up.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2023

KAYAK
A little more smiling staff would had been nice

2.0 Poor

Mar 2022

KAYAK
Overcharged and never returned deposit

8.0 Very good

Dec 2021

KAYAK
All verry good

1 out of 2

Alamo

6.9

Okay

No reviews available

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

6.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.9

Value for money

7.5

One location in Plattsburgh

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Locations in Plattsburgh

42 Airport Ln

+1 518 566 0248

Monday09:30 - 20:00
Tuesday09:30 - 20:00
Wednesday09:30 - 20:00
Thursday09:30 - 20:00
Friday09:30 - 20:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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National

8.2

Very good

No reviews available

One location in Plattsburgh

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42 Airport Ln

+1 518 566 0248

Monday09:30 - 20:00
Tuesday09:30 - 20:00
Wednesday09:30 - 20:00
Thursday09:30 - 20:00
Friday09:30 - 20:00
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Hertz

6.4

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Plattsburgh

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42 Airport Lane

+1 518 205 7327

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00

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Easirent

4.7

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Plattsburgh

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Plattsburgh Air Force Base

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Rent-A-Wreck

No score available yet

One location in Plattsburgh

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779 Route 3

+1 518 562 8462

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

One location in Plattsburgh

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42 Airport Lane

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38 travelers who rented a car in Plattsburgh gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.6

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Most popular agency

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$74/day

Good deal

$55/day

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