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Raleigh car rental information

Pick-up location Raleigh
Car types Commercial, Compact, Compact SUV, Convertible, Coupe, Economy, Economy Special, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Luxury SUV, Mini, Minivan, Open air all terrain, Passenger Van, Pickup Truck, Premium, Premium SUV, SUV, Standard, Standard SUV, Standard station wagon, Supplier Choice
Rental locations 25
Airport locations 7
Popular agencies Enterprise, Thrifty, Hertz, Dollar, Avis

Cheap car rentals in Raleigh

Economy $24/day
Compact $24/day
Intermediate $26/day
Standard $28/day
Full-size $27/day
SUV $33/day
Minivan $32/day
Full-size SUV $40/day
Mini $31/day
Premium $30/day
Luxury $39/day
Convertible $40/day
Pickup Truck $26/day
Supplier Choice $20/day
Compact SUV $30/day
Standard SUV $30/day
Intermediate SUV $31/day
Economy Special $32/day
Commercial $33/day
Standard station wagon $41/day
2 Adults, 2 Bags
Economy car in Raleigh
enterprise
4 Adults, 2 Bags
Compact car in Raleigh
enterprise
5 Adults, 3 Bags
Intermediate car in Raleigh
enterprise
5 Adults, 3 Bags
Standard car in Raleigh
enterprise
5 Adults, 2 Bags
Full-size car in Raleigh
thrifty
2 Adults, 2 Bags
SUV car in Raleigh
thrifty
5 Adults, 5 Bags
Minivan car in Raleigh
enterprise
5 Adults, 2 Bags
Full-size SUV car in Raleigh
hertz
2 Adults, 2 Bags
Mini car in Raleigh
hertz
5 Adults, 5 Bags
Premium car in Raleigh
enterprise
5 Adults, 5 Bags
Luxury car in Raleigh
thrifty
5 Adults, 3 Bags
Convertible car in Raleigh
enterprise
5 Adults, 3 Bags
Pickup Truck car in Raleigh
dollar
5 Adults, 5 Bags
Supplier Choice car in Raleigh
thrifty
4 Adults, 2 Bags
Compact SUV car in Raleigh
enterprise
5 Adults, 3 Bags
Standard SUV car in Raleigh
enterprise
5 Adults, 3 Bags
Intermediate SUV car in Raleigh
avis
2 Adults, 2 Bags
Economy Special car in Raleigh
hertz
5 Adults, 3 Bags
Commercial car in Raleigh
enterprise
5 Adults, 3 Bags
Standard station wagon car in Raleigh
dollar
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 24 hours.

Raleigh car rental reviews and directory

From $47/day
Rated #1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.6 Excellent (55 reviews)
10 locations in Raleigh
Enterprise
Locations in Raleigh
1008 Rental Car Dr
+1 844 942 0329
Monday00:00 - 00:30
04:30 - 23:59
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04:30 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 00:30
04:30 - 23:59
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04:30 - 23:59
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04:30 - 23:59
2901 Spring Forest Rd
+1 919 954 7330
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2911 Capital Blvd
+1 919 872 0765
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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3600 S Wilmington St
+1 919 771 1300
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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431 S Mcdowell St
+1 919 833 8788
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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5105 Capital Blvd
+1 919 790 1900
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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5401 Hillsborough St
+1 919 851 2555
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6300 Creedmoor Rd Ste 178
+1 919 844 3393
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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651 E Six Forks Rd
+1 919 431 1300
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9005 Glenwood Ave
+1 919 787 8600
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  • 8.7
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Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent
Jul 24 2016
Good
Pros: Everything was quick and service was good
Cons: They debated about which suv to give us and then the one they gave us had not been cleaned on the inside from the looks of things
10.0 Excellent
Feb 20 2017
Rental Review
Pros: Attentiveness of front desk worker, easy in easy out
Cons: 200.00 holding fee regeadless if you use credit card or debit card
2.0 Mediocre
Apr 12 2020
Pros: Nothing
Cons: All the information upfront instead of surprise cost
10.0 Excellent
Sep 21 2019
Pros: Pick up. And drop off. Great car
2.0 Mediocre
Oct 22 2018
Total fail
Pros: Honestly, only for customer service guy on the phone when I called to complain
Cons: Our location for pick up was not at airport as ordered & they were closed!!
9.2 Excellent
Jun 2 2019
Pros: Friendly. Helpful. Upgrade for economy price. Reminders prior. Pick up information helpful.
Cons: Nothing.
10.0 Excellent
Oct 14 2016
Saved $100's using Kayak!
Pros: It was quick, easy, and basically effortless to rent a car with Enterprise through Kayak. The best part was that it saved me over $200 for the 4 day rental!!!I would definitely use Kayak again!
Cons: Nothing.
9.6 Excellent
Jul 31 2019
Pros: Staff was extremely friendly and helpful.
Cons: Honestly, I couldn't have asked for a better experience.
10.0 Excellent
Sep 12 2016
Great service at RDU
Pros: Quick friendly service. 15 mins from arrival gate to airport exit. Just as quick on the return.
10.0 Excellent
Sep 18 2016
Overall a really good experience with Enterprise
Pros: The vehicle was there and ready when I arrived. It was clean and in good working order. The booking was simple and a good deal.
From $38/day
Rated #2
Hertz
Cheapest deal
Most popular
6.0 Good (75 reviews)
4 locations in Raleigh
Hertz
Locations in Raleigh
1017 Rental Car Dr
+1 919 840 4875
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
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Sunday07:00 - 23:59
2919 Capitol Boulevard
+1 919 784 9545
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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6215 Hillsborough Street
+1 919 852 5772
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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6931 Limousine Dr
+1 984 233 1078
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
Mar 14 2017
Pros: The car performed perfectly and it was the right size for a few friends and me.
Cons: Nothing
9.2 Excellent
Apr 22 2017
Easy, fast, efficient
Pros: Smooth process. Good price.
Cons: The car smelled like smoke. That was the only negative thing we experienced.
8.0 Excellent
May 4 2017
Cons: $50 for prefilled gas is rediculus when the rental filled up with $15.
6.0 Good
May 5 2017
almost double charged for insurance
Cons: after checking in to the car the desk lady tried to charge me 200 dollars for insurance. i had previously bought insurance on kayak. the desk lady said that they cannot see third party insurances. good thing i was paying attention after flying all day. also i forgot to fill the gas before drop off and they changed me 50 dollars for 1/4 tank of gas. that was my own fault but still not a pleasant experience.
3.6 Mediocre
Jul 12 2016
Gas, dirty and late
Pros: Nothing.
Cons: They tried to charge me for gas, even though the needle was past the full mark, because I didn't have a receipt, which I was never told I needed. Guess it was on the 5 page contract. The car was dirty The car was not ready when I left the counter to go pick it up. Had to wait in line to be told they hadn't washed it yet.
4.0 Okay
Aug 29 2016
wrong car, replacement had to be brought back and
Cons: they did not have our car and the replacement was so bad we had after a couple of day trade in on a cargo mini van
6.0 Good
Aug 30 2016
No gas
Pros: Rental process was fairly quick.
Cons: I failed to check the gas gauge before leaving and got 34 miles down the road and had to stop and fill up the car which had only a quarter of a tank in it. Spent a half an hour on the phone going through 9 different people before the last one told me she would put in the file that I was returning the car with half a tank as we agreed. Was going to return the car 8 hours early but was running behind and called to let them know I would be about an hour late and asked if my records show the gas agreement and was told no information was in the system about this. He said he would do it. Returned the car and was told again no information was in the system. Showed my gas receipt and the manager finally fixed the problem. Will never rent from Hertz again because of this.
10.0 Excellent
Oct 21 2016
Pros: This whole process was very easy. I even got the vehicle I ask for, I received a brand new Honda Santa Fe. The service with Hertz was perfect. Kayak made my trip memorable.
9.6 Excellent
Oct 22 2016
Got our Kicks on Route 66!
Pros: The car ( Toyota Corolla ) was comfortable, clean and got excellent gas mileage. We had the car for a month ( Drove from North Carolina to California and back) and had no problems at all.
Cons: Taking it back (I wanted to keep it!) lol Otherwise, I really have nothing negative to say.
10.0 Excellent
Oct 24 2016
Courteous, friendly staff!
Pros: Nice, friendly drivers and staff. Thank you for making it a great experience for us!
From $42/day
Rated #3
Budget
6.9 Good (21 reviews)
3 locations in Raleigh
Budget
Locations in Raleigh
421 South Salisbury Street
+1 919 856 4912
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
4325 Glenwood Avenue
+1 919 788 0141
Monday08:00 - 19:00
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7320 Old Wake Forest Road
+1 919 792 2822
Monday10:00 - 17:00
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  • 6.9
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
Oct 20 2016
They didn't have a car
Cons: I had a reservation for pickup at 8am (I planned on getting there at 8:30am). I got a call at 8:04 saying they wouldn't have a car till 11:00am, but I could call other Budget locations around Raleigh and have my reservation moved. I asked them to do this calling, which they made clear they wouldn't do. I called around and couldn't find anything. I called back to ensure they would have a car at 11am. They didn't. I cancelled the reservation.
10.0 Excellent
Oct 28 2016
What a deal!
Pros: One way trip across the stage for a great price.
2.0 Mediocre
Mar 16 2017
Pros: Substitute car was good, though more expensive than was supposed to be.
Cons: Car that was rented was not available even with advanced notice, staff was extremely unprofessional and actually rude, long wait, just a very poor experience,Ii apologize in advance for being so blunt but if this is typical business practice i would say this company is spiraling toward closure which is a shame for all those who would be affected. I pray that a positive change would happen within this company, thank you for the chance to express my concern.
7.6 Good
Jun 25 2017
Cons: Pick in downtown Raleigh wasn't ideal. It would have been easier at the airport.
10.0 Excellent
Oct 21 2017
Pros: No small cars available so I was upgraded to a small SUV at no cost to me. It was great
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Nov 6 2017
Pros: The desk attendant was extremely nice and helpful. He was very polite and made the process as easy as possible.
Cons: This wasn't budget's fault necessarily but the location in downtown Raleigh, NC is located inside of a hotel (which is fine), and there were not clear indicators on the outside of the building that the rental car desks were located inside.
10.0 Excellent
Oct 31 2018
Lisa S
Pros: Although the location was hard to find, the pick up process was painless, it was like a scavenger hunt.
Cons: That the location was hard to b yind
6.8 Good
Jul 7 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly and helpful and the process was simple
Cons: More locations with slightly later drop off hours
8.0 Excellent
Oct 17 2016
Pros: I liked the person working with us at the pick up location. He was very accommodating. The car was a nice upgrade.
Cons: The car had some trash in it and was an upgrade that we had to pay for even though there was not a car waiting for us at our designated pick up time.
9.6 Excellent
May 31 2017
Excellent deal!
Pros: Van was available on time and the staff was very helpful at pickup and dropoff.
Cons: Van had some trash from the previous users still in it. The attendant came out and cleared it.
From $52/day
Rated #4
Avis
4.9 Okay (6 reviews)
3 locations in Raleigh
Avis
Locations in Raleigh
421 South Salisbury Street
+1 919 839 5667
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
4325 Glenwood Avenue
+1 919 788 9948
Monday08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday08:00 - 19:00
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Saturday10:00 - 18:00
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7320 Old Wake Forest Road
+1 919 792 2821
Monday10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday10:00 - 17:00
Thursday10:00 - 17:00
Friday10:00 - 17:00
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Sunday09:00 - 15:00
  • 5.0
  • 4.7
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  • 4.7
Recent reviews
9.2 Excellent
Dec 9 2019
Pros: Great car selection
Cons: Mall location had a lot of traffic to navigate though. Not sure how this could be improved.
2.0 Mediocre
Oct 21 2016
No Cars!!!
Pros: Received a text when I landed at RDU that they had no cars for my reservation!!! I was left to find another car on my own!!!! Never again would I consider Avis!
2.4 Mediocre
Sep 3 2017
Least attentative desk personnel
Cons: The Avis representative in Raleigh was one of the worst experiences I've had. He literally left the desk and I didn't know what to do with the keys or car or exactly where to leave them. They were not helpful at all on where to park the car. They really did not do anything at all and I did not get any confirmation that the car with properly taken care of from the Avis Staff in Raleigh
3.6 Mediocre
Jan 9 2018
Filthy Car
Cons: Dirtiest rental car I've ever seen. Interior and exterior were dirty.
5.6 Okay
Mar 26 2018
Dirty inside & out
Pros: No-hassel renting. Quick rental process, pickup, & dropoff.
Cons: Car was filthy. Didn't have time to request a different car so I eventually vacuumed car out myself. Outside was dirty as if it had been driven in a little bit of snow. Called avis 800 # to complained and only offered $20 off future rental.
6.4 Good
Jul 22 2019
Pros: I like how Avis stretched the definition of a "midsize" booking to include a Nissan Sentra. That's very creative.
Cons: Leave lots of extra time to drop a car at the Wilmington (NC) airport. You have to find a parking space, unload your belongings, walk into the airport, and wait at the rental counter. And all of that counts against your return time. If that makes you "late" to return your car, it's an extra $30-50.
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
Easirent
easirent
1 location in Raleigh
Easirent
Locations in Raleigh
Raleigh-Durham International Airport
Monday00:01 - 23:59
Tuesday00:01 - 23:59
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Europcar
europcar
1 location in Raleigh
Europcar
Locations in Raleigh
Please Go To The Advantage Counter
+1 919 787 7262
keddy by Europcar
keddy
1 location in Raleigh
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Raleigh
Raleigh Airport
Sunnycars
sunnycars
1 location in Raleigh
Sunnycars
Locations in Raleigh
1001 Rental Car Drive
157 travelers who rented a car in Raleigh gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.0

Car rental locations in or near Raleigh

Good to know

Most popular agency

Thrifty

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$48/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 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Raleigh are around 28% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Compact rental cars in Raleigh are around 31% cheaper than other car types, on average

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