|Car types||Compact, Economy, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Minivan, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV|
|Popular agencies||Turo, Hertz, Budget|
Providence is mostly easy to navigate but, especially when coming in the winter time, a 4-wheel drive car is recommended. An SUV will give you enough space and traction to make it a smooth driving experience. In the summer months, a convertible gives the right summer feeling and maximum sunshine exposure.
In Providence, 20 mph is permitted in school zones and 25 mph in residential areas, unless indicated otherwise. Outside built-up areas, the maximum speed limit is 50 mph and freeways allow up to 65 mph. Always heed posted signs and adapt speed to the weather conditions.
On-street parking in Providence is metered and varies in time restrictions. Mostly, there is a time limit of 2 hours, but check at the allocated sign to be sure. Alternatively, opt for a parking garage like Providence Place or Metropark Park Row East, where cars can be parked over a longer period of time.
On average a rental car in Providence costs $52 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 Providence found in the last 2 weeks is $37.
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in Providence is Hertz (7.0, 57 reviews).
The average gas price in Providence is $3.52 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $42 and $56, depending on the car size.
Intermediate (Nissan Rogue or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Providence.
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An Intermediate car rental in Providence costs $71 per day, on average.
A Special car rental in Providence costs $57 per day, on average.
A Luxury car rental in Providence costs $75 per day, on average.
On average a rental car in Providence costs $363 per week ($52 per day).
On average a rental car in Providence costs $1,555 per month ($52 per day).
Most car rental providers in Providence offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Providence, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.
KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 4 car rental agencies in Providence.
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Yes. There are numerous Providence car rentals near the Amtrak train station. Avis and Enterprise car hire companies are approximately 2 -3.6 miles away along Mineral Springs Avenue. Hertz offices are on 167 Putnam Pike, placing them both around 5.1 miles to the train station.
Yes. The Claiborne Pell Bridge (Newport Bridge) is operated by the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority. As the only toll facility in R.I., the route can save you time and fuel when you need to drive cheap car rentals in Providence from Newport to the city of Jamestown on Conanicut Island instead of circling around Rhode Island through Providence.
5 locations in Providence
8.0 Very good
Cons:I did not get the rental. You can check my name is Terrence Jennett. I would like my money pluse the damage waver money back please
Cons:Pick up the car and it was dirty i have to wash it and clean it myself and the worst part is I returned the car 3 days early and returned $2.43 cents to my card. Thank you Budget you are the worst rental cars i’ve ever imagined.
Pros:Pickup and drop off Was Smooth
Cons:The car had a strong cigarette and weed smell. Not acceptable at all but we didn’t realize until we turned the air conditioning on
Pros:Friendly staff, easy pickup and drop off. Pricing for one-way/drop off at different location was reasonable.
8.8 Very good
Pros:Friendly staff, convenient location and easy pick up and drop off.
Cons:The interior of the car could have bee cleaner.
Pros:i like the fact that the cars are new and the process was quick, i walk in the door left with car in about 10 minutes.
Cons:what i didnt like was the age restriction was 25 to rent a car, im 24 so i was 1 year under so they charged me a extra $200 for the week which doesnt make any sense, i. was not happy about that, il just start renting again when im 25 which
Cons:They tried to overcharge me and violate the agreement. Very dishonest.
2 locations in Providence
Cons:Sorry your survey didn’t work properly. At least not as well as your service.
Pros:Phenomenal facility. Best experience I’ve ever had with a rental car company. Fast and friendly service. Would definitely use again without hesitation.
Pros:All around great experience. Brand new Dodge Grand Caravan. Ran great. Easy pick up and drop off.
Pros:The customer survive was amazing. Very friendly staff with great professional engagement. The only area of improvement was in car presentation. The vehicle was not externally cleaned well. The detail staff left the entice bottom half of the vehicle dirty. You could actually see where they stopped cleaning. Looked very bad.
Pros:The service was amazing and the manger was great!
Pros:Nothing the lady at the counter would not rent the car to me and would not give me a reason why I will never try to use this company again
Cons:Get better employees
Cons:I went to pick up the car and was told that I needed a major credit card. I didn’t have one and they said I would need to leave a deposit (which was fine) and they would run my credit. My credit score wasn’t good enough apparently and that was basically the end of the transaction. Stranded.
Pros:Staff was slightly apologetic about not having my requested vehicle.
Cons:I showed up on the day of pickup, and they didn't have my car?! All they had was mini-vans, when I had reserved a compact/mid-size. I ended up having to get a last minute rental from another company.
Cons:I returned the car one full day earlier than expected and I was still charged for the full three days (even though I had only had the car rented for two). I was told I'd get a call about my refund and, to date, haven't heard from Avis -- despite calling them countless times. Never again.
8.0 Very good
Pros:Honored rental price/cost from Kayak.....got me in Auto that was satisfactory.
Cons:Reservation was cancelled without my notification......Avis couldn't honor Kayak price for SUV/large rental. I was quite upset!
Pros:The car itself was fine, although the back seat needed cleaning. And it was ready at the arranged time.
Cons:The agency did not provide any kind of map, and this was the first time I've experienced that in many years with many car rentals from other companies. The local person was not familiar with local roads to help me get started on the trip. He was not as helpful or polite as I'd expect. Another issue is that I was headed to Massachusetts and planned to take the toll road, and the agent in Rhode Island did not know - or at least did not tell me - of the major change in toll collection there. Since it is not possible to pay cash on I 90, I will be receiving a bill for those tolls, plus additions from Avis and possibly fines. When I dropped the car off in Chicago, the office desk had handouts explaining their e-toll fees. But nothing of the sort was offered in RI where it would have actually helped. I will not rent from Avis again, or Budget, which seems to have merged with it.