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Raleigh car rentals from $28/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Raleigh with a pick-up date of 6/6 and drop-off date of 6/7. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap car rentals in Raleigh

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Economy$28/day
Compact$29/day
Intermediate$29/day
Minivan$37/day
Full-size SUV$46/day
Premium$44/day
Luxury$37/day
Intermediate SUV$29/day
Compact SUV$33/day
Supplier choice$34/day
Standard SUV$34/day
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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Raleigh

  • If you plan on riding in your Raleigh rental car with your kid, you must follow the city’s child passenger safety laws. Here, children younger than eight and those who weigh less than 80 pounds must ride in child booster seats. The child booster seats must be placed in the rear seat of the rental car unless the vehicle has no rear seat or no front passenger airbag. However, if your child is above eight years or 80 pounds, you don’t have to have a child seat, provided your rental car has safety belts that fit your child. Cheap car rentals in Raleigh usually offer child booster seats upon request. Hence, when hiring your preferred car, you can ask your car rental of choice to install a booster seat in the car’s rear seat.
  • Although having a credit card is an added advantage when you want to rent a car in Raleigh, you need not worry about being unable to rent a car without one, as most car rentals in the city accept debit cards on certain conditions. Alamo is one such Raleigh car rental. You can get a rental car at this company’s airport branch, so long as you provide proof of return travel and agree to part with a refundable deposit. Hertz is another cheap car rental in Raleigh you can hire from without a debit card. At this car rental location, you’ll be allowed to rent a car with your debit card if it is attached to your profile and if your credit background check comes out clean.
  • If you want to rent a car from a cheap car rental in Raleigh’s downtown, you’ll get the chance to do so, as there are several car rentals with locations in this part of the city. These car rental agencies include Enterprise, Budget, and Hertz.
  • 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 $47 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 13% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Intermediate rental cars in Raleigh are around 9% cheaper than other car types, on average

Raleigh car rental experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travelers who rented a car in Raleigh 
Verified travelerSep 2023
Driving is actually really good in Raleigh. No issues
Verified travelerOct 2023
Lots of road construction to get to this location but no overall inconvenience unless it’s traffic hour.
Verified travelerAug 2023
Raleigh is busy so get there ahead of time if possible.
Verified travelerJun 2023
Clean the car and make sure maintenance is up to date.
MaxJul 2023
Make sure to get AC!
Verified travelerMay 2023
Make sure of the address if you’ve never been.

FAQs about renting a car in Raleigh

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

    On average a rental car in Raleigh costs $60 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 Raleigh found in the last 2 weeks is $42.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Raleigh?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Budget ($32/day), Enterprise Rent-A-Car ($34/day) and Avis ($47/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 Rent-A-Car (8.0, 74 reviews), and Hertz (6.0, 93 reviews).

  • How much is gas price in Raleigh?

    The average gas price in Raleigh is $3.89 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $47 and $62, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Raleigh?

    Intermediate (Nissan Rogue or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Raleigh.

  • Which car rental companies are at Raleigh-Durham airport (RDU)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Raleigh-Durham airport include Hertz and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

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

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

  • 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.

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Raleigh?

    An Intermediate car rental in Raleigh costs $74 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car rental cost in Raleigh?

    A Mini car rental in Raleigh costs $98 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Raleigh?

    A Standard car rental in Raleigh costs $106 per day, on average.

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

    On average a rental car in Raleigh costs $417 per week ($60 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Raleigh?

    On average a rental car in Raleigh costs $1,789 per month ($60 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Raleigh?

    Most car rental providers in Raleigh offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Raleigh, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.

  • How many car agencies are operating in Raleigh?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 10 car rental agencies in Raleigh.

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Raleigh?

    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!).

  • Why should I use KAYAK to rent a car in Raleigh?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Raleigh so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.

  • Are there fun destinations I can drive to from Raleigh?

    Raleigh is surrounded by several fun destinations. With a rental from one of the car rental locations in the city, you’ll be able to visit outside destinations like Greensboro, which is 1h 15min away; Winston-Salem, which is 1h 45min away; and Lake Norman, which is 2h 45min away.

  • Where can I leave my car at overnight in Raleigh?

    If you’d like to park your car at one of the city-owned garages overnight, you can do so. Overnight, you can park your car for free at Blount Street Parking Deck, Moore Square Parking Deck, and the Municipal Complex Parking Deck.

Raleigh car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.0

Very good

160 reviews

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

8.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.2

Value for money

7.7

10 locations in Raleigh

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Locations in Raleigh

1008 Rental Car Dr

+1 844 942 0329

Monday04:30 - 23:59
Tuesday04:30 - 23:59
Wednesday04:30 - 23:59
Thursday04:30 - 23:59
Friday04:30 - 23:59
Saturday04:30 - 23:59
Sunday04:30 - 23:59

2901 Spring Forest Rd

+1 919 954 7330

Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
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Friday00:00 - 00:00
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2911 Capital Blvd

+1 919 872 0765

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

3600 S Wilmington St

+1 919 771 1300

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

406 W South St

+1 919 833 8788

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday12:00 - 16:00

5105 Capital Blvd

+1 919 790 1900

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

5401 Hillsborough St

+1 919 851 2555

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

6300 Creedmoor Rd Ste 178

+1 919 844 3393

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

651 E Six Forks Rd

+1 919 431 1300

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

9005 Glenwood Ave

+1 919 787 8600

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Great! Everything was quick and efficient. Easiest car rental ever.

8.0 Very good

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Picked up my rental fast and easy.

4.0 Mediocre

Sep 2023

KAYAK
I called to make sure there was a shuttle to this location. They told me yes, I got on the shuttle and it only went to the airport Enterprise. I asked if the shuttle would take me to the other, they told me no. So I had to cancel that reservation and rent from that enterprise and it was $75 more since I had no way to get to the other Enterprise.

8.0 Very good

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The car smell old

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Everything went well

2.0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Reservation & Confirmation was useless at check-in when I find there is no car available to rent.

Cons:

Actually have a car to rent before confirmation of my reservation!

1 out of 31

Hertz

Best rated
Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.5

Value for money

6.6

6 locations in Raleigh

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1017 Rental Car Dr

+1 919 840 4875

Monday05:00 - 23:59
Tuesday05:00 - 23:59
Wednesday05:00 - 23:59
Thursday05:00 - 23:59
Friday05:00 - 23:59
Saturday05:00 - 23:59
Sunday05:00 - 23:59

1313 Capital Boulevard

+1 919 784 9545

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

1775 E International Dr

+1 800 353 9823

Opening times not available

2734 South Wilmington St

+1 919 307 3246

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
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6215 Hillsborough Street

+1 919 852 5772

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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6331 Limousine Drive

+1 984 298 1136

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00

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6.0 Okay

May 2024

KAYAK
The car is ok. It was very quick to get the car. Only the tank did appear to be full.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2024

KAYAK
Customer service at the RDU terminal was excellent. The car was clean and it felt like an upgrade from what I booked, as it was quite new (low mileage) and was very comfortable. I needed to pick it up early, which was accommodated quite graciously. I had a 900 mile drive in this vehicle with no issues.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Everything was perfect we will be renting from Hertz in North carolina again

2.0 Poor

Apr 2024

KAYAK
I opted to refill the gas tank myself, instead of paying for their gas service. I filled the tank less than a mile from drop-off. I even topped it up. After drop-off I received a bill for TWO GALLONS of gas that they claimed they put into the vehicle. There is no way they fit that much gas into that car. Had I not been paying attention, I would've been ripped off. Double check your final email receipt. You may not get it for a day or two.

4.0 Mediocre

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Firstly, Picking the car up was inconvenient. The business card i tried to use could not be used because the chip could not be read. I was told that would be the only way that they could use a card (no swiping the card or even manually entering. So, I used my personal card, while exclaiming my dissatisfaction. Then, first car I picked was absolutely filthy and moved to another car that was less dirty. I went about my way and drove to Ft. Liberty for work and then returned the car a few days later. The return process was much better at least. When I received my receipt, the final charges do not seem in line with what was presented on Kayak, and I asked for a follow up email or phone call to see if I could speak with someone about the matter and still haven't been contacted.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Attendant was great. Car was just OK. Old and loudly squeaking breaks.

1 out of 45

Budget

5.4

Cleanliness

5.5

Comfort

5.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.3

Value for money

5.5

4 locations in Raleigh

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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
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00

4237 Louisburg Road, Suite 108

+1 919 878 0861

Opening times not available

4325 Glenwood Avenue

+1 919 788 0141

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00

7320 Old Wake Forest Road

+1 919 792 2822

Monday10:00 - 13:00
Tuesday10:00 - 13:00
Wednesday10:00 - 13:00
Thursday10:00 - 13:00
Friday10:00 - 13:00
Saturday10:00 - 13:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Great customer service! Great car! convenient location!

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Kimmiya gave me great customer service. She gave me a great car for a great price and was easy to work with. She was very knowledgeable about her job.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Budget customer service told me that a shuttle would arrive to pick me up from dealership. None arrived. Called multiple times. No way to speak directly to the Raleigh location on Glenwood avenue.. Even customer service could not reach them. Took an Uber, and excuse was they had had no phone for several days. Location also hard to access, inside a crowded mall. Car smelled terrible- tons of sickly sweet “car freshener” trying to mask stale cigarette odor.

2.0 Poor

Sep 2023

KAYAK
3.5 hour line at pickup. We had to walkover to Herz and rebook there!!

2.0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Very hard to find location, and the first employee was incredibly unhelpful. Told us they only had mini vans when we could visibility see jeep car keys on the hook. When asked they finally gave us the jeep we booked. Took over an hour to get our car.

2.0 Poor

Sep 2022

KAYAK
Rented us out a car that someone else was rented. Our car smelled like a dirty armpit. Very unorganized

1 out of 22

Avis

4.2

Mediocre

49 reviews

Cleanliness

4.7

Comfort

5.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.0

Value for money

4.4

3 locations in Raleigh

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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
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00

4237 Louisburg Road

+1 919 872 0008

Opening times not available

4325 Glenwood Avenue

+1 919 788 9948

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Service was good & we got the car we asked for without a problem.

2.0 Poor

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Car was dirty, had permanent damage in seats and carpet, spelled Luke cigarettes.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
We were not told prior to picking up our rental that there would be a large deposit along with the price of the vehicle. This would have not been an issue had we been informed so we could be prepared. They would also not let us split the payment on two cards. Therefore not being able to pick up the rental before they closed. Like I said, it wouldn’t have been an issue had we been informed prior to driving to the rental location.

2.0 Poor

Jun 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

One manager seemed helpful

Cons:

Priceline booked us at an off-site location which was closed when we landed. Avis and Priceline both blamed each other when a $50 no-show fee was assessed and neither would take responsibility for assessing or removing it. Priceline did the same thing on another future rental so we cancelled it. We will no longer use Kayak for rental cars.

2.0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The day before the reservation, I got a call informing me that there were no cars available and they they would be cancelling my reservation. No alternate options were provided.

8.0 Very good

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Both gals who helped me with pick up and then drop off were super.

Cons:

The pick up at the Raleigh NC mall 5 days before Christmas was very chaotic. I couldn't find the car once I had the keys, and the woman working was all alone so couldn't leave the desk inside the mall to help me find it. That was very time consuming and took much longer than it should have. Having dedicated and labeled Avis spots in the mall parking lot are a necessity, especially if Avis isn't going to hire extra help. She had to leave her post and help me find the car. She didn't know where it was either in the chaos of a mall parking lot before Christmas.

1 out of 13

Easirent

3.9

Poor

No reviews available

One location in Raleigh

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Raleigh-Durham International Airport

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Europcar

5.6

Fair

No reviews available

One location in Raleigh

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Please Go To The Advantage Counter

+1 919 787 7262

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keddy by Europcar

6.1

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Raleigh

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Raleigh Airport

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Advance Car And Truck Rental

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One location in Raleigh

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1015 Trade Dr A, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina

+1 919 787 7262

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AutoEurope

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One location in Raleigh

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Raleigh/Durham International Airport

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Sunnycars

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1001 Rental Car Drive

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499 travelers who rented a car in Raleigh gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.8

Car rental locations in or near Raleigh

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Most popular agency

Thrifty

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$60/day

Good deal

$47/day

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