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Raleigh Car Rental Information

Pick-up Location Raleigh
Car Types Box truck, Commercial, Compact, Convertible, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Luxury, Mini, Minivan, Premium, SUV, Standard, Van
Rental Locations 24
Airport Locations 7
Popular Agencies Alamo, Thrifty, Advantage, Surprise Agency, Hertz

Cheap Car Rentals in Raleigh

Economy $22/day
Compact $23/day
Intermediate $23/day
Standard $25/day
Full-size $26/day
SUV $26/day
2 Adults, 2 Bags Economy car in Raleigh ez
4 Adults, 2 Bags Compact car in Raleigh thrifty
5 Adults, 3 Bags Intermediate car in Raleigh thrifty
5 Adults, 3 Bags Standard car in Raleigh dollar
5 Adults, 2 Bags Full-size car in Raleigh dollar
5 Adults, 3 Bags SUV car in Raleigh dollar
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Raleigh car rental reviews and directory

From $41/day
Rated #1
Enterprise
Best Rated
8.5 Excellent (12,988 reviews)
10 locations in Raleigh
Enterprise
Locations in Raleigh
1008 Rental Car Dr
+1 919 840 9555
2901 Spring Forest Rd
+1 919 954 7330
2911 Capital Blvd
+1 919 872 0765
3600 S Wilmington St
+1 919 771 1300
431 S Mcdowell St
+1 919 833 8788
5105 Capital Blvd
+1 919 790 1900
5401 Hillsborough St
+1 919 851 2555
6300 Creedmoor Rd Ste 178
+1 919 844 3393
651 E Six Forks Rd
+1 919 431 1300
9005 Glenwood Ave
+1 919 787 8600
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Enterprise reviews in Raleigh

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From $65/day
Rated #2
Avis
7.6 Good (2,248 reviews)
3 locations in Raleigh
Avis
Locations in Raleigh
421 South Salisbury Street
+1 919 839 5667
4325 Glenwood Avenue
+1 919 788 9948
7320 Old Wake Forest Road
+1 919 792 2821
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From $52/day
Rated #3
Budget
7.4 Good (4,197 reviews)
3 locations in Raleigh
Budget
Locations in Raleigh
421 South Salisbury Street
+1 919 856 4912
4325 Glenwood Avenue
+1 919 788 0141
7320 Old Wake Forest Road
+1 919 792 2823
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From $34/day
Rated #4
Hertz
7.4 Good (4,022 reviews)
3 locations in Raleigh
Hertz
Locations in Raleigh
1017 Rental Car Dr
+1 919 840 4875
2919 Capitol Boulevard
+1 919 784 9545
6215 Hillsborough Street
+1 919 852 5772
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From $30/day
Rated #5
Dollar
Cheapest deal
7.3 Good (6,585 reviews)
1 location in Raleigh
Dollar
Locations in Raleigh
1009 Rental Car Drive
+1 866 434 2226
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From $31/day
Rated #6
Thrifty
Most popular
7.1 Good (2,830 reviews)
1 location in Raleigh
Thrifty
Locations in Raleigh
1009 Rental Car Drive
+1 877 283 0898
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Advance Car And Truck Rental
advance
1 location in Raleigh
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Locations in Raleigh
1015 Trade Dr A, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina
+1 919 787 7262
Europcar
europcar
1 location in Raleigh
Europcar
Locations in Raleigh
Please Go To The Advantage Counter
+1 919 787 7262
Sunnycars
sunnycars
1 location in Raleigh
Sunnycars
Locations in Raleigh
1001 Rental Car Drive

Car Rental Locations in Raleigh

Good to Know

Most Popular Agency Thrifty
Most Popular Car Type Economy
Average price $47/day
Good deal $35/day

When to Book a Rental Car in Raleigh

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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 $35 or less
  • Book your rental car in Raleigh at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Raleigh are around 14% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Standard rental cars in Raleigh are around 43% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs About Renting a Car in Raleigh

How much does it cost to rent a car in Raleigh?

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

What is the most popular rental car in Raleigh?

Economy (Chevrolet Spark or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Raleigh.

What is the cheapest car rental company in Raleigh?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at E-Z Rent-A-Car ($22/day), Thrifty ($23/day) and Dollar ($25/day).

What is the best rental car company in Raleigh?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Raleigh are Enterprise (8.5, 12988 reviews), Avis (7.6, 2248 reviews), and Hertz (7.4, 4022 reviews).

Which car rental companies are at the airport: Raleigh-Durham Airport (RDU)?

Car rental companies onsite at Raleigh-Durham Airport include Thrifty, Dollar, Hertz and Enterprise.

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: Raleigh-Durham Airport (RDU)?

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

What is the cheapest rental car location in Raleigh?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at E-Z Rent-A-Car 1015 Trade Dr 27623 (11 miles from city center).

How can I find car rentals near me in Raleigh?

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

What type of car is recommended for driving in Raleigh?

All sizes of vehicles will have an easy time driving in Raleigh. The streets are fairly wide and streetside parking spaces are large enough for a range of vehicles. However, if you plan on visiting the mountains in North Carolina, it may be worth it to consider a mid-sized vehicle just to make sure you have enough torque for mountainous terrain.

What's the speed limit in Raleigh?

City roads in Raleigh and throughout North Carolina normally stick to a base speed limit of 35 mph except in cases when signage specifies otherwise. In rural areas the speed limit jumps up to 55 mph and on highways it goes up again to 70 mph.

How are gas prices in Raleigh?

Hopeful car renters will be happy to hear that gas prices are quite cheap in Raleigh. The average price per gallon is about $2.20, which is significantly cheaper than the average price in Salt Lake City, at $2.75 per gallon, and is only slightly more expensive than Dallas’ average price of $2.00 per gallon.

Where are the best places to park in Raleigh?

Parking is an absolute cinch in Raleigh. Both streetside and garage parking are widely available throughout the city. For the downtown areas, parking can fill up during peak times, but for the most part it shouldn’t be an issue for drivers. At worst, you will have to park a block or two away from your final destination.