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Providence, RI
Jun 22 — Jun 29
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Providence, RI
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Providence car rental information

Pick-up locationProvidence
Rental locations6
Airport locations1

Providence car rental reviews and directory

From $43/dayRated #1
Budget
Best rated
7.8 Good (34 reviews)
2 locations in Providence
Budget
Locations in Providence
1270 Mineral Spring Ave+1 401 729 9000
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
17 Eddy Street+1 401 751 5401
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
  • 7.4
  • 8.1
  • 7.7
  • 8.2
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
3.6 MediocreJul 14 2020
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.
4.4 OkayJul 21 2019
Pros: Pickup and drop off Was SmoothCons: 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
9.6 ExcellentJul 15 2019
Pros: Friendly staff, easy pickup and drop off. Pricing for one-way/drop off at different location was reasonable.
8.8 ExcellentJun 27 2019
Pros: Friendly staff, convenient location and easy pick up and drop off.Cons: The interior of the car could have bee cleaner.
6.4 GoodOct 30 2018
Quick ProcessPros: 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
2.0 MediocreAug 11 2018
Cons: They tried to overcharge me and violate the agreement. Very dishonest.
7.2 GoodJul 26 2018
Providence office was a little unorganizedPros: We got a great car but it wasn't completely clean. The car worked great for our trip - held tons of stuff/luggage/people so it was perfect. Ran well and got us from point A to point B!Cons: The Providence office on Eddy was disorganized and understaffed but they were nice/helpful despite the long wait.
2.0 MediocreJun 29 2018
Went 3 times, next cars availablePros: NothingCons: Went to the rental store 3 times (starting with the reserved time) and each time they didn’t have the car and said “it was on the way”. I waited 45 minutes each the first two times and gave up on the third. They also had no internet or phone service so their computers were down and the staff were using their personal cell phones to make reservations and call their suppliers.
8.0 ExcellentJun 14 2018
Pros: easy check in and pick up. Employees were helpful and professionalCons: the car was not in good condition i.e. when on the freeway, the car would shake.
9.6 ExcellentNov 13 2017
fast, easy rental- friendly staffPros: clean car, efficient rental experience. price was not bad given one-way rentalCons: nothing
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From $40/dayRated #2
Hertz
Cheapest deal
Most popular
7.4 Good (79 reviews)
4 locations in Providence
Hertz
Locations in Providence
400 Silver Spring St.+1 401 274 4043
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
520 Reservoir Avenue+1 401 461 0748
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
630 Taunton Ave+1 401 431 5176
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
700 Jefferson Blvd+1 401 738 7500
Monday06:00 - 23:30
Tuesday06:00 - 23:30
Wednesday06:00 - 23:30
Thursday06:00 - 23:30
Friday06:00 - 23:30
Saturday06:00 - 23:30
Sunday06:00 - 23:30
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  • 7.3
  • 7.2
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodJun 2 2021
Pros: Friendly staffCons: Location is run down, minimum staff to clean and help customers and the smell and cleanliness of the car was below par
2.0 MediocreMay 15 2021
Pros: NothingCons: 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
10.0 ExcellentApr 18 2021
Cons: Pickup location dirty a d odd, clerk in garage, desk empty
4.0 OkayJan 11 2021
Cons: Didn't allow me to drop car off at given time. Charged me more money. Ridiculous.
7.6 GoodJul 2 2020
Pros: The agent who assisted me in Warwick was helpful.Cons: The signage to locate the building/office was awful. No one was available to report a small scratch on the passenger door when I picked up the vehicle. I took a photo of the scratch. Also, signage for drop off was not good. Just a box to turn the key. No agent present to whom I could report the scratch. Otherwise I was satisfied with the rental situation.
2.4 MediocreDec 21 2019
Cons: When I call 2 days for my reservation, I ask !! Can I pay whit my DEBIT card ? The answer was yes.!! But when I arrive to pick up, they rejected me .. because of that .... I lose my day and time and almost lose my trip to my destination.... don’t like this polices ...
8.4 ExcellentDec 11 2019
Pros: Staff at both ends were very nice, courteous, helpful, and expedient.Cons: The Chevy Malibu was a little small, so a larger vehicle would have been better.
9.2 ExcellentOct 25 2019
Pros: Car and priceCons: The drop off in Punta Gorda
8.0 ExcellentOct 19 2019
Cons: Car was smaller than what we reserved. It still suited our needs, so I didn’t object. I would have if I needed the extra space.
10.0 ExcellentAug 13 2019
Cons: The rental car was terrible. Could have done without a Chevy Malibu. Other than that everything went well
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From $45/dayRated #3
Enterprise
9 Excellent (22 reviews)
3 locations in Providence
Enterprise
Locations in Providence
1 Sabin St+1 401 232 2056
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
1935 Mineral Spring Ave+1 401 232 2056
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
62 Taunton Ave+1 401 438 8550
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 9.2
  • 9.1
  • 9
  • 8.9
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJul 8 2020
Pros: Easy pick up and return
9.6 ExcellentJan 3 2020
Cons: Sorry your survey didn’t work properly. At least not as well as your service.
10.0 ExcellentJul 14 2018
Pros: Phenomenal facility. Best experience I’ve ever had with a rental car company. Fast and friendly service. Would definitely use again without hesitation.Cons: Nothing
9.6 ExcellentApr 24 2017
Clean, comfortable, resonable pricePros: All around great experience. Brand new Dodge Grand Caravan. Ran great. Easy pick up and drop off.
10.0 ExcellentJan 16 2017
FeedbackPros: 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.
10.0 ExcellentNov 18 2016
Pros: The service was amazing and the manger was great!
10.0 ExcellentOct 24 2016
A great experiencePros: Problem free.Clean and reliable vehicle.Fast and courteous service.Will rent from Enterprise again.
9.2 ExcellentOct 15 2016
Cons: Our pickup was unexpected because we were at the wrong location. If you fly into Providence, RI, you won't pickup your car at the Providence, RI location. There is a separate location in Warwick, RI that is attached to the airport.
8.0 ExcellentOct 11 2016
Cons: 30-minute delay in picking up car
3.6 MediocreSep 27 2016
Cons: Was charged more than $200 over what I was quoted. I will avoid Enterprise and carrentals.com in the future
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From $40/dayRated #4
Avis
5.3 Okay (14 reviews)
2 locations in Providence
Avis
Locations in Providence
1 Dorrance Street+1 401 521 7900
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
1270 Mineral Spring Avenue+1 401 729 9000
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
  • 5.7
  • 5.5
  • 5.1
  • 5
  • 5.1
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreApr 6 2021
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 againCons: Get better employees
2.0 MediocreSep 21 2019
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.
2.0 MediocreMay 21 2019
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.
2.0 MediocreSep 8 2018
AVIS OWES ME MONEYCons: 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 ExcellentAug 22 2017
Didn't get Car Reserved but......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!
4.0 OkayAug 12 2017
Inconvenient and UnclearPros: 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.
3.6 MediocreJul 11 2017
Pros: That the place I went to was able to accommodate me with a standard car. When I returned the car to the airport the lady at the desk was able to help me with my issues at no extra charge.Cons: When I arrived I was told that my rental was downtown and so took an hour long bus ride there. When the office opened I was told that my reservation had been cancelled and that they did not have the vehicle type (SUV) that I had rented. The person accommodated me, but then called me on the final day and was telling me if I didn't get the car back I would be charged extra. He then told me he was not going to be able to honor me returning the vehicle to airport as I was originally told I could.
2.0 MediocreJun 4 2017
Avoid this companyCons: They have canceled my reservation without my concent.
2.8 MediocreApr 26 2016
Cons: Scott, the man at the desk, overcharged me and when I pointed out that it was a 2 day rental, not 3, he absolutely refused to fix the problem. He was horrible, very rude, making me wrong. I had my service dog with me & he yelled at me about her. The man should not be around customers.
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149 travelers who rented a car in Providence gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

Car rental locations in or near Providence

Good to know

Most popular agency

Thrifty

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$58/day

Good deal

$44/day

When to book a rental car in Providence

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Top tips for renting a car in Providence

  • Discover the cool city of Providence with Brown University and many more places of interest. Get the most out of your visit by renting a car upon your arrival and explore every nook and cranny this city has to offer. For a pleasant day trip, try venturing down to the coast, which will take about 2 hours of driving, and then take a ferry to the popular island of Martha’s Vineyard. Boston is also only 1 hour away via the I-93 S and I-94 S, and Cape Cod can be reached in just over an hour.
  • Green Airport is about 10 miles from Providence’s center and has a car rental center right there. Simply follow signs to the rental car service desks and pick up the car of your taste. Various agencies are stationed here including Alamo, Avis, and Hertz, and the way out of the airport is sign-posted. The I-95 N will take travelers directly into the city in just over 10 minutes.
  • Rhode Island has introduced a “hands-free” driving law and speaking on the phone while driving is strictly prohibited and can be severely fined. When needing to operate a GPS, rent one along with the car and make sure it has a mount. Always plan routes in advance or let other car passengers deal with the navigation system while you are driving.
  • Driving in snowy conditions is part of the Southern New England experience during the winter months. Usually, when properly equipped and prepared, driving in winter should be no problem -- but make sure the rental car has snow tires and consider renting snow chains if you plan to venture out of the urban areas. Having an emergency kit with a blanket, flashlight, water, and snacks in the car also does not hurt.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Providence for $44 or less
  • Book your rental car in Providence at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Providence are around 39% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Providence

  • Some car rental companies in Providence which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Thrifty, Hertz and Alamo

  • On average a rental car in Providence costs $58 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Providence are Thrifty (8.2, 72 reviews), Enterprise (8.0, 55 reviews), and Hertz (7.3, 93 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Providence is $3.40 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $41 and $54, depending on the car size.

  • Standard (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Providence.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Logan Intl airport include Thrifty, Hertz, Enterprise, Dollar, Budget, Avis, Alamo, Advantage, E-Z Rent-A-Car and Payless.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Logan Intl airport to off-airport locations include Thrifty, Hertz, Enterprise, Dollar, Budget, Avis, Alamo, Advantage, E-Z Rent-A-Car, and Payless.

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

  • A Standard car rental in Providence costs $57 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Providence costs $63 per day, on average.

  • A Supplier choice car rental in Providence costs $55 per day, on average.

  • In Providence, cars are most frequently rented at Enterprise 1935 Mineral Spring Ave (4 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Providence costs $406 per week ($58 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Providence costs $1,738 per month ($58 per day).

  • 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.

  • Drivers needing a refill should expect to pay an average price of $2.80 per gallon, which is roughly the average in the United States. Khout or Geko are often cheaper with rates going as low as $2.40 per gallon. Always plan ahead of your next refill so you are not stuck with opting for an expensive gas station, and get informed which kind of gas is required for the rental car in advance.

  • 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.

  • 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!).