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Portsmouth car rentals from $46/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 Portsmouth with a pick-up date of 6/27 and drop-off date of 6/30. 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 Portsmouth

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Mitsubishi Mirage car
Mitsubishi Mirage
or similar SMALL
2
2
2/4
$48/day
Nissan Versa car
Nissan Versa
or similar SMALL
4
2
2/4
$48/day
Toyota Corolla car
Toyota Corolla
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
2/4
$51/day
Chevrolet Malibu car
Chevrolet Malibu
or similar LARGE
5
2
2/4
$54/day
Toyota Sienna car
Toyota Sienna
or similar VAN
5
5
4-5
$46/day
Nissan Pathfinder car
Nissan Pathfinder
or similar SUV
5
2
4-5
$56/day
Nissan Maxima car
Nissan Maxima
or similar LARGE
5
5
2/4
$64/day
Toyota Tacoma car
Toyota Tacoma
or similar PICKUPTRUCK
5
3
2/4
$52/day
Honda Pilot car
Honda Pilot
or similar SUV
5
5
4-5
$75/day
Nissan Rogue car
Nissan Rogue
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
$46/day
Hyundai Kona car
Hyundai Kona
or similar SUV
4
2
4-5
$49/day
Hyundai Santa Fe car
Hyundai Santa Fe
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
$57/day
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited car
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
or similar SUV
5
2
2/4
$67/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Portsmouth

  • If you are traveling to Portsmouth and do not want to be inconvenienced by public transportation that uses strict timelines and major road routes, you should opt for car rentals in Portsmouth. The car rentals offer convenience, safety, comfort and the much-needed flexibility to travel from one place to another and enjoy your visit. The car rental will allow you to visit the Washington Monument and the White House, about 150 mi to the North of the city, Robert C McDonell Campground, about 157 to the North of Portsmouth and the Loft Mountain Campground – Shenandoah National Park, about 160 mi from the city.
  • If you are landing at the Richmond Byrd Intl Airport, you can access the car rental services within the airport’s terminal, a short walk to the airport’s car lot. Several car rental counters are located at the terminal building. For travelers accessing the city through the Norfolk International Airport, you can access the car rental services from the arrivals terminal at Level 1. The car rental companies have their reservation desks in the area. Some companies that offer car rental services at the above airports include Budget, Alamo, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, Avis, Payless and Thrifty.
  • When driving car rentals in Portsmouth, pedestrians always have the right of way in different circumstances, such as crossing a highway or a public street. They also have the right of way when crossing at marked crosswalks located in the middle or end of the block. When passing a bicyclist, you need to do so at least 3-feet to the left of the cyclist, and you are also not expected to cross into a bicycle lane to pass other vehicles on a solid lane. You should also make a stop about 20 feet away from a school bus that has stopped or is flashing red warning lights.
  • Portsmouth experiences rush hour like any other major city in Virginia. The morning rush hour in the city begins at about 6:00 AM and goes on till about 10:00 AM. The evening traffic starts from around 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM as the city residents leave work heading home. If you are planning to travel to any location, it is recommended that you do so between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM. Some of the busiest streets and roads in the city include Turnpike Road, Court Street, Port Centre Parkway, Churchland Boulevard and Washington Street.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Portsmouth for $47 or less
  • Book your rental car in Portsmouth at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Portsmouth are around 21% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Portsmouth

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

    On average a rental car in Portsmouth costs $58 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 Portsmouth found in the last 2 weeks is $40.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Portsmouth?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Enterprise Rent-A-Car ($46/day).

  • How much is gas price in Portsmouth?

    The average gas price in Portsmouth is $3.82 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $46 and $61, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Portsmouth?

    Compact (Jeep Compass or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Portsmouth.

  • Which car rental companies are at Norfolk airport (ORF)?

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

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Norfolk airport (ORF)?

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

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

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

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Portsmouth?

    A Compact car rental in Portsmouth costs $60 per day, on average.

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

    A Standard car rental in Portsmouth costs $56 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Full Size car rental cost in Portsmouth?

    A Full Size car rental in Portsmouth costs $84 per day, on average.

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

    In Portsmouth, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 3323 N. Military Hwy (6 miles from city center).

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

    On average a rental car in Portsmouth costs $403 per week ($58 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Portsmouth costs $1,726 per month ($58 per day).

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

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

  • How many car agencies are operating in Portsmouth?

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

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

    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 Portsmouth?

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

    The most popular car type in the city among the Portsmouth car rentals is the Intermediate car, such as a Sedan. The car has ample space in case you are less than five travelers in terms of leg room and headspace. The intermediate car is economical as it provides fuel efficiency to the drivers. It also offers safety features such as blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning and active head restraint. 

  • What’s the speed limit in Portsmouth?

    If you choose to get car rentals in Portsmouth, you must be observant of the different speed limits within the city. If you are driving on the highway, you must observe a speed limit of 55 mph unless differently posted. The business and residential district has a speed limit of about 25 mph, while unpaved roads within the city have a speed limit of 35 mph. If you are driving in a school zone, the speed limit is 25 mph, while the interstates, limited access highways, non-limited access highways with four or more lanes and the state primary highways have a speed limit of 55 mph.      

  • Where are the best places to park in Portsmouth?

    Drivers with car rentals in Portsmouth have several parking options for the rented vehicles. Some of the parking lots and garages include 200 High St Parking on 200 High St, Water Street Parking Garage parking lot on 550 Water St and 700 Crawford St Parking on 700 Crawford St. Other parking locations are Middle Street Garage on 441 Middle St, County Street Garage on 200 County St and 100-198 High St Parking lot on 100-198 High St among others.

Portsmouth car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

2.0

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

5 locations in Portsmouth

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Locations in Portsmouth

1220 High Street

+1 757 399 5262

Monday08:00 - 13:0014:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 13:0014:00 - 17:30
Wednesday14:00 - 17:3008:00 - 13:00
Thursday08:00 - 13:0014:00 - 17:30
Friday14:00 - 17:3008:00 - 13:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

1301 S. Military Hwy.

+1 757 420 7700

Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:00
Thursday08:00 - 13:00
Friday08:00 - 13:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00

1636 S Military Hwy

+1 757 361 0081

Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:00
Thursday08:00 - 13:00
Friday08:00 - 13:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

2841 Airline Blvd

+1 757 465 1000

Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:00
Thursday08:00 - 13:00
Friday08:00 - 13:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

751 Monticello Ave

+1 757 627 2833

Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:00
Thursday08:00 - 13:00
Friday08:00 - 13:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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7.2 Good

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly but not very knowledgeable

Cons:

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

4.4 Mediocre

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was very nice. Able to to turn in car after hours.

Cons:

They were completely unprepared with my vehicle. Took a long time to fuel the vehicle, clean it, process the paperwork. They didn't answer the phones when I called ahead of time to ensure they were getting it ready. I waited 45min-1 hour after my reservation time to get my vehicle. Not happy.

9.2 Wonderful

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The people who work there are friendly. They worked with me getting the information that I didn't bring with me. The option of having someone drop you off is great. I rented a Chrysler 200 at a good price.

Cons:

The windshield was dirty on the inside. It looked like someone had smoked a couple packs of cigarette in there.

9.2 Wonderful

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Polite and professional Friendly Acknowledged by staff upon arrival!

2.0 Poor

Apr 2023

KAYAK
They didn’t have a car for me. Even though the reservation was confirmed….really inconvenient for a work trip. This is also not the first time this has happened.

1 out of 2

Hertz

2.0

Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

4 locations in Portsmouth

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Locations in Portsmouth

1002 Rollins Hall

+1 757 855 1961

Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:00
Thursday08:00 - 13:00
Friday08:00 - 13:00

1700 Parkview Dr Ste 1765

+1 757 424 8034

Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:00
Thursday08:00 - 13:00
Friday08:00 - 13:00

2865 Airline Drive

+1 757 405 9672

Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:00
Thursday08:00 - 13:00
Friday08:00 - 13:00

700 Monticello Avenue

+1 757 622 0742

Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:00
Thursday08:00 - 13:00
Friday08:00 - 13:00

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6.0 Okay

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The price.

Cons:

Office space is very shabby and dirty. Car smelled strongly of air fresheners and the high touch surfaces didn't seem to have been cleaned well. I think I somehow lucked out with not too much trouble but I won't be trying my luck at this Hertz again.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Very nice staff people.

Cons:

Rather it be cleaned more carefully ahead of time, but when we complained, the staff person was very courteous, and she cleaned it as best she could.

2.0 Poor

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up was a nightmare. I mistakenly rented the car from an off-site, not at the airport, and was told I could cancel it and WOULD get a refund. We canceled and rented the car FROM the Hertz kiosk at the Norfolk, VA airport. I HAVE NOT GOTTEN MY REFUND YET!!! I've called several times!!!

Cons:

DO NOT RENT FROM HERTZ!! There are better, more honest, more helpful companies. This one will NOT give me my refund!!!

3.2 Poor

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The radio was nice

Cons:

The cleanliness of the car

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff person was awesome

Cons:

The company had one person running between several locations causing a wait time and the staff seemed to be overworked.

5.6 Fair

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

I paid for a suv traverse or similar and they had an equinox for us. a much smaller suv. I had to pay a $200. deposit even though I paid for the rental ahead of time. I also had to pay $20 a day extra for a larger suv (an explorer). the staff was borderline rude. I won't use them again.

Cons:

the size of the vehicle needs to match all sites that we use.

1 out of 6

U-Save

4.5

Mediocre

No reviews available

Best rated

One location in Portsmouth

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Locations in Portsmouth

1201 Airline Boulevard

+1 757 397 4533

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32 travelers who rented a car in Portsmouth gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.5

Car rental locations in or near Portsmouth

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

$58/day

Good deal

$47/day

When to book a rental car in Portsmouth

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