Raleigh car rentals

Raleigh car rentals

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Raleigh, NC
May 30 — Jun 6
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Raleigh car rental information

Pick-up locationRaleigh
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Minivan, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations25
Airport locations7
Popular agenciesAvis, Hertz, Budget

Cheap car rentals in Raleigh

Economy$37/day
Compact$37/day
Intermediate$38/day
Standard$40/day
Full-size$40/day
Minivan$56/day
Full-size SUV$73/day
Intermediate SUV$43/day
Compact SUV$47/day
Standard SUV$56/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Raleigh car rental reviews and directory

From $69/dayRated #1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.6 Excellent (135 reviews)
10 locations in Raleigh
Enterprise
Locations in Raleigh
  • 8.4
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.8
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 13 2022
They not have the car I book to last minute called to late me know
2.0 MediocreFeb 16 2022
Booking through kayak is a waste of time. I went there to get my car they said they didn’t have my reservation I told them I paid for insurance with kayak and they told me that third parties insurances don’t actually work and that I should get a refund from kayak The car was more expensive then listed on kayak by an extra $100 and the car was dirty when they brought it to me. Chips everywhere
6.0 GoodDec 5 2021
car smelled like cigarette smoke
10.0 ExcellentDec 1 2021
Easy transaction, no wait and friendly.
8.0 ExcellentMay 25 2021
The car smell old
10.0 ExcellentMay 1 2021
Everything went well
2.0 MediocreMar 26 2021
Reservation & Confirmation was useless at check-in when I find there is no car available to rent.Actually have a car to rent before confirmation of my reservation!
5.2 OkayOct 22 2020
Drop off was difficult and unclear. There was only a small sign saying that budget was closed and to return car to avis. this should have been told to me at the time of pickup to avoid complications catching my flightthey should have disclosed that they would not be "open" during my return hours and how to return the vehicle to prevent issues when trying to catch my flight after spending 30 minutes driving around the rental area and airport trying to figure it out for myself
9.6 ExcellentSep 9 2020
The gal that escorted us to our vehicle was excellent. Made a nice upgrade gesture that significantly enhanced our trip.I should have been told during my order placement that u were offering a 3rd party insurance company where u would have required me to use my deductible...then “I” would have to get reimbursed from the insurance company. Sneaky!
2.0 MediocreAug 23 2020
Never picked upShould Have been notified that I needed to use my credit card at least a week before I had to pick up. I won’t be using enterprise ever again
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From $61/dayRated #2
Hertz
Cheapest deal
6.8 Good (167 reviews)
5 locations in Raleigh
Hertz
Locations in Raleigh
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
  • 6.6
  • 6.5
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 20 2022
Staff was very friendly and helpful. The price was very reasonable. I will recommend this two others as well as rent again in the future. Thanks.
2.0 MediocreMay 13 2022
I arrived and had to wait half hour for the rental car guy to come back (I had called in advance to tell him my arrival time and still wasn’t there) The car ended up being extremely expensive since something went wrong at booking with the drop off location. And he wasn’t being helpful about this. When I finally got the car it smelled so badly of smoke I had to drive with the windows down my whole 4 hour trip. It was less than Ideal and will never rent from them again.
2.0 MediocreApr 29 2022
Showed up an hour and change after I had said the pickup would be and the car wasn’t cleaned and had so little gas that it didn’t register on the digital read out. Was told to bring it back w the same amount of gas, just not really comfortable trying to coast in on fumes so Hertz made some extra money on me there
2.0 MediocreApr 3 2022
I rented a car for my 9pm flight. The confirmation email listed 12pm pick up time. Good thing I called to confirm… they close at 6pm!! Had to cancel the reservation because they didn’t have any cars available at the airport. HOURS on the phone. Total disaster.
10.0 ExcellentJan 19 2022
Friendly helpful place which is rare for rental businesses
6.0 GoodDec 30 2021
Hertz was a nightmare to book with, and they're definitely penny pinching thieves. Modifying a booking is nearly impossible online, and if you try doing it over the phone, you'll get charged an additional 5% of the booking - absolutely ridiculous. If you decide to cancel and rebook because it's easier (AKA actually doable), you're the equally as screwed because even with a full month's notice, Hertz will not give a full refund and will instead pocket $50. The car we picked up was lovely and suited our needs, but they clearly didn't clean properly as there was a half-drank cup of soda in the car, especially concerning when Hertz declares they're doing extra cleaning because of Covid, I'm not convinced. I definitely recommend booking from any other vendor, Hertz is the worst.
2.0 MediocreDec 20 2021
The car I received was totally substandard. When driven over 60 mph the car felt like it was going to come apart. Very high mileage car that should not be in the fleet of a premium rental car company like Hertz.
6.0 GoodOct 26 2021
I rented a car to be picked up at the Raleigh airport and end it up having to pick up and return the car at a place by Raleigh downtown location. Not happy at all!!
10.0 ExcellentAug 28 2021
The whole process was quick and easy. I can't think of anything that could have been done better.
1.9 HorribleJul 19 2021
I was sent to a Hertz location that is no longer open. I went to several Hertz locations in Raleigh before I found one that was able to give me a car. While using the car, it had a tire pressure issue. Again, I contacted several Hertz locations for help, but nobody was able to help me. I also called the Hertz helpline and was never able to talk to an actual person. Luckily, the car lasted until I was able to drop it off, but it was a very frustrating experience. The stress/frustration of dealing with Hertz took away some of my precious vacation time. Probably will not rent from them again.
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From $83/dayRated #3
Budget
Most popular
6.2 Good (63 reviews)
3 locations in Raleigh
Budget
Locations in Raleigh
  • 6.1
  • 6.7
  • 6.3
  • 6.3
  • 6.4
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 21 2022
Waited 20 minutes in Nashville to get the car. It was filthy, with dirty windows, dirt on the seats, etc and by the time I got to Raleigh my back hurt because the seats were not great. I left the car at RDUs budget lot without seeing a single person who worked at budget.
6.0 GoodMay 13 2022
Car was dirty
2.0 MediocreApr 13 2022
Car reservation not clear on location snd I had to pay $150 more to pick up the car at the airport. I called several days before but the Crabtree Valley office told me there was no problem with the airport pickup- none except the airport didn’t find a reservation for me!!!
2.0 MediocreApr 11 2022
I showed up at Budget and the women barely acknowledged me. It was only after I asked for assistance that they even looked at me just to tell me that they "tried to call me" to tell me that they don't have a car for me. When I asked what my options are (especially given that I took an Uber to their rental place), they provided no help or assistance.
2.0 MediocreMar 1 2022
The car was having a yellow light for low tire pressure and later on found that it has a leak. Later on the car has yellow light for oil change
2.0 MediocreJan 16 2022
Required proof of insurance without prior notice. Choice was to pay for their exorbitant insurance, or no car. Should give notice when you sign up.
2.0 MediocreDec 29 2021
They canceled my reservation and only let me know the day before my scheduled pick up time. They only left me a voicemail message, which I didn’t check very often. No text or email or attempt to adjust me reservation to make things right.
2.0 MediocreDec 29 2021
It was a complete nightmare and I will be filing a complaint
4.0 OkayDec 23 2021
The vehicle was supposedly an ‘upgrade’ but it reeks of cigarette smoke mixed with a sickly sweet air freshener. So awful.
2.0 MediocreDec 14 2021
Wrong prices. Way overcharged Inconvenient location Poor customer service. Expecting refunds
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From $71/dayRated #4
Avis
4.5 Okay (29 reviews)
2 locations in Raleigh
Avis
Locations in Raleigh
  • 4.7
  • 4.9
  • 4.6
  • 4.2
  • 4.4
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 10 2022
Everything was good other then the car was dirty when I picked the rental had to take it throw 2 car wash
2.0 MediocreApr 27 2022
I booked a 12-passenger van, confirmed the reservation the day before, and then showed up and they did not have any available and only had smaller vehicles. Absolutely awful experience that did not meet our needs. Exceptionally frustrating considering the extra effort I went through to confirm everything was ready the day before. Will not use again.
10.0 ExcellentApr 26 2022
People at the desk were very friendly and accommodating
2.0 MediocreApr 14 2022
They called after hours the night prior to pickup saying they had no cars available. If they can’t support customer reservations, they should minimally give enough notice to pursue other choices
2.0 MediocreApr 4 2022
The lady was very rude and I will never use this service again!!
2.0 MediocreApr 4 2022
Called me the night before my trip to say there was no car. Horrible.
2.0 MediocreMar 24 2022
After I agreed to insurance, the car rental company immediately call me to that the car is actually unavailable. Now I never use KAYAK because there are some double exist that the list of cars available is not updated frequently.
2.0 MediocreFeb 11 2022
They ran out of cars despite me having a reservation !!!
2.0 MediocreOct 25 2021
they over priced 118. I called them they told me they will refund 118 to my card. 30 days past and they did not. I had to call my bank.
1.9 HorribleSep 21 2021
I booked a location that is in a mall. There was not clear information how to find the location. When you pick up and drop off also, no clear directions as where to pick up and drop off the car.
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Advance Car And Truck Rental
1 location in Raleigh
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Locations in Raleigh
Recent reviews
Easirent
1 location in Raleigh
Easirent
Locations in Raleigh
Recent reviews
Europcar
1 location in Raleigh
Europcar
Locations in Raleigh
Recent reviews
keddy by Europcar
1 location in Raleigh
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Raleigh
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in Raleigh
Sunnycars
Locations in Raleigh
Recent reviews
394 travelers who rented a car in Raleigh gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.2

Car rental locations in or near Raleigh

Good to know

Most popular agency

Budget

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

$80/day

Good deal

$66/day

When to book a rental car in Raleigh

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in Raleigh

  • Need to rent a car for your trip to Raleigh? Visitors with flights landing at Raleigh-Durham International Airport can reach the airport’s rental car center via shuttle buses leaving from Zone 5 outside of Terminal 1 and from Zone 18 outside of Terminal 2.
  • Fog is quite common in Raleigh so drivers should be careful, especially in the early morning hours. Drivers not used to fog should remember that, while headlights should be used to illuminate the road, drivers should only use low beams rather than their high beams. The reason for this is that fog actually reflects light, thus, the brighter the light used, the more it reflects. So if you use your high beams, you may actually reduce road visibility rather than improve it.
  • Rush hour traffic is no fun no matter what city you are in. However, drivers will be happy to hear that rush hour isn’t too fierce in Raleigh. The morning rush hour tends to pick up around 7:30 a.m. and lasts till 9:00 a.m., while the afternoon and evening rush hour starts around 4:00 p.m. and finishes up around 6:00 p.m. The main areas to avoid during rush hour are the highways leading in and out of the city, in particular I-40.
  • In many ways, renting a car is imperative if you plan on getting the most out of your time in Raleigh. Like many cities in the U.S., Raleigh is a car town and many of its attractions are most accessible via personal vehicle. For instance, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and North Carolina Museum of Art are just 15 minutes away from each other by car, but are close to 45 minutes away from each other via public transportation.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Raleigh for $66 or less
  • Book your rental car in Raleigh at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Raleigh are around 22% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Mini rental cars in Raleigh are around 32% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Raleigh