Roanoke car rentals

Roanoke car rentals

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Roanoke, VA
Dec 15 — Dec 22
Same drop-off
Roanoke, VA
Wed 12/15
Noon
Wed 12/22
Noon

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Roanoke car rental information

Pick-up locationRoanoke
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Minivan, Pickup truck, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations18
Airport locations9
Popular agenciesBudget, Enterprise, Avis

Cheap car rentals in Roanoke

Economy$49/day
Compact$46/day
Intermediate$50/day
Standard$51/day
Full-size$51/day
Minivan$77/day
Full-size SUV$65/day
Pickup truck$59/day
Intermediate SUV$56/day
Standard SUV$58/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Roanoke car rental reviews and directory

From $41/dayRated #1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.6 Excellent (61 reviews)
6 locations in Roanoke
Enterprise
Locations in Roanoke
  • 8.9
  • 9.1
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentOct 27 2021
Same person helped us for check-in and drop off. She was great. Helped us find the right car that would work for us and was very nice.
5.9 OkaySep 12 2021
Deposit was not mentioned anywhere. Not thrilled about the accident policy. Drop off address was not correct.
1.9 HorribleSep 11 2021
My pickup was horrible. I had to deal with the rudest, meanest, horrible person I have ever met. I am 70 years old and I was spoken to with such disrespect it was unbelievable. I actually dreaded turning in the car because I might be dealing with the same person. Thank God I had a very kind person when I did my return. I can not understand why Enterprize would ever employ a person with such bad social skills. The car I rented was toyota and the seats were uncomfortable both me and my passenger had back aches when we got home. Also a maintenance message popped up and scared me. I didn't know if the car was going to break down. They need to improve on the cruise control features and the light dimming features. It was fairly good on gas and had room enough for our luggage. If i have to rent a car in the future I will not go thru enterprize unless I can be guaranteed I wouldn't have to deal with the woman that checked me in again.
10.0 ExcellentJun 2 2021
Airport staff was wonderful it was quick easy in and easy out for pickup and drop off. The vehicle itself had all the creature comforts including phone accessibility which helped with the long ride Bluetooth features for the phone etc.The only thing that could have been better was something a little closer to home but even the 25 minute ride to get the vehicle wasn't terrible.
10.0 ExcellentMar 23 2021
renting the car - agent was very helpful and friendly, easy return of keys, very clean car and comfortablenothing
2.0 MediocreDec 30 2020
Staff was friendly.The vehicle was filthy inside. There were crumbs everywhere in the back seats. The non smoking car was definitely smoked in a reeked of cigarettes. The navigation screen was busted. On top of all that, one of the tires had a significant leak and I had to put air in it several times. Very bad experience.
10.0 ExcellentDec 18 2020
Staff in ROA very friendly, no one met me in MYR - little unsettling to return car with a representative checking me out.
10.0 ExcellentOct 29 2020
Easy in and easy out.Nothing
10.0 ExcellentAug 12 2020
I really have no suggestions. My experience was so good there is nothing that Enterprise could have done to improve. Thank you!
10.0 ExcellentAug 10 2020
Pick up and drop off were quick. Staff was very friendly. Super easy transaction
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From $42/dayRated #2
Budget
8.3 Excellent (30 reviews)
2 locations in Roanoke
Budget
Locations in Roanoke
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodNov 30 2021
The first thing that was difficult.... The location was not as list on the reservation. It was recently changed. The car was great. When I returned the car I was told that I didn't need to do anything, My bill was $187.00 but when I checked my credit card statement I was charged $387.00. I now need to to the drop off location to make asure that I am not over charged. I am not a happy person.
10.0 ExcellentNov 8 2021
Paying nearly twice as much for rental cars as I have in the past. And don't get me started on gas prices. So not laying this on Budget. Businesses having to increase prices to survive due to rising costs, b/c the pandemic did its best to destroy our economy. Elections have consequences. Bad government far worse than the pandemic itself.
10.0 ExcellentOct 31 2021
Customer service reps at the counter were excellent. Car interior was stained pretty badly in back seat. Made me wonder if it had ever been cleaned.
7.9 GoodAug 28 2021
Reservation made to wrong pickup location, luckily I called to change pickup time and national customer service noticed the problem. Change to pickup location made with no change to cost, very great service from agent, not so great reservation.
10.0 ExcellentJun 7 2021
The Jetta was super on gas and had plenty of roomPrice, but I know the pandemic is making everything go up.
10.0 ExcellentMay 30 2021
Quick pickup at ROA Friendly personnel. Car very clean
8.0 ExcellentApr 12 2021
The staff was helpful, and pickup and drop off were easyThe car reeked of cigarettes. It was quite overpowering and I could smell it on my jacket after getting out of the car. As a family of non smokers, traveling with a young child, it was kind of gross and embarrassing.
10.0 ExcellentJul 9 2020
Helpful staff and awesome carAllow debit cards for rentals!
8.8 ExcellentMay 27 2020
Staff very helpful
5.2 OkayMay 28 2019
Staff was niceI requested a transit and got an express van. No CD player. No headrest to put kids DVD players for long drive. No plugs in back to plug in DVD players like transit has.
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From $46/dayRated #3
Hertz
7.9 Good (49 reviews)
1 location in Roanoke
Hertz
Locations in Roanoke
  • 8
  • 7.9
  • 7.8
  • 8
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMar 21 2020
Quick pickup and dropoff
10.0 ExcellentSep 30 2019
The price was good for the value.
10.0 ExcellentJul 21 2019
The servicies , and customer servicesVery nice services
5.2 OkayJul 12 2019
It’s not the car was dirty but it smelled like smoke and that was gross. We notified the rental car company but they didn’t really do or make up for it. That was disappointing
10.0 ExcellentMar 17 2019
Very easy to pick up and drop off.
8.0 ExcellentJan 18 2019
goodgood
8.0 ExcellentDec 3 2018
people waiting and one person at counter
8.8 ExcellentSep 24 2018
Didn't know drop off procedure, so I was delayed dropping off car. They should gave informed me at pick up.
10.0 ExcellentJul 16 2018
Very friendly!
10.0 ExcellentJul 2 2018
Easy processFast pick up and drop off.Seatbelt in original vehicle didn't work. Had to return it. Wasted time.
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From $37/dayRated #4
Avis
Cheapest deal
7.6 Good (32 reviews)
2 locations in Roanoke
Avis
Locations in Roanoke
  • 7.6
  • 7.9
  • 7.5
  • 8.2
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreApr 26 2021
I didn’t like anything about the whole situationThere attitude and how they talk to customers
4.0 OkayApr 12 2021
The staff was very helpful and kind.The car was NOT clean...at all. There was trash under the drivers seat and it appears that someone spilt a milkshake on the shift stick/center console. I have a hard time believing that if the car was this dirty, that it could have been “sanitized!!” If I had not traveled almost an hour to visit my son, I would have returned the car to exchange.
8.8 ExcellentDec 17 2019
The staff in both Roanoke and Arlington were very good. THey were a lot better then the folks I dealt with in Montrose CO this morning, also through Avis
8.0 ExcellentJul 27 2019
Staff was friendly and helpful. Only issue was the address I was given to drop off the vehicle in Tucker, Ga, was not the location. My GPS took be to a totally different building. Needed to make a call to find where I was to go. Return desk acknowledged it has been an issue.Only car I have rented over the last couple of years that did not have active XSM radio or navigation.
9.6 ExcellentAug 31 2018
Great car, friendly serviceAgency staff friendly and helpful.
10.0 ExcellentMay 21 2018
Car was clean and full of gas. Staff was very friendly,Would love to have a rental car with navigation features, especially since most people renting are traveling in an unfamiliar place.
10.0 ExcellentMay 10 2018
So SmoothCustomer service was excellent.
6.0 GoodApr 8 2018
Easy pickupCat was a little tired and bare bones. Stained seats
4.0 OkayDec 30 2017
Avis the Place that you think as good as Enterprise, but NOPE!Ease of coming and going.Class of Car, Cleanliness of Car, comfort of the car, and NO other options on the lot for a normal rate! I will skip Avis next time because of their customer service!
10.0 ExcellentAug 23 2017
Best experienceNewest car and was ready when I arrived. Friendly and helpful staff.
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From $47/dayRated #5
Alamo
8.7 Excellent (20 reviews)
1 location in Roanoke
Alamo
Locations in Roanoke
  • 8.9
  • 9
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentApr 15 2021
yesThe price could have been less expensive
9.6 ExcellentOct 28 2020
they were able to upgrade me without extra costCut down on the age fee please.
9.6 ExcellentSep 20 2020
On BOTH ends, at EWR and ROA...I'm not sure how fair the dropoff fee was!
2.0 MediocreAug 11 2020
I got to the airport and they did not have any vehicles to give me. I ended up having to go to another company to rent a car.
10.0 ExcellentAug 4 2020
Very easy pickup/dropoff. Representative was very pleasant and thorough.
2.0 MediocreMay 20 2019
I reserved a premium SUV 1 week in advance. I called 2 days prior to pickup to make sure the car was there. The local merchant did not answer the phone, so I called the 1800 number to assure my vehicle was there. The vehicle I reserved was not there when I went to pick up and I was offered a minivan
10.0 ExcellentMay 2 2019
directions to where the car was parked in the lot on pick up
10.0 ExcellentJan 2 2018
It was a quick & easy process, both ways. Also the price was great!Nothing to dislike
10.0 ExcellentSep 5 2016
As advertised......Low cost for weekend rental.
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From $37/dayRated #6
Dollar
Most popular
7.7 Good (17 reviews)
1 location in Roanoke
Dollar
Locations in Roanoke
  • 7.7
  • 8.1
  • 7.5
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentJul 22 2020
Clean and well equipped car. The agent was nice and professionalAgent not masked. Not informed when reserving that there would be an additional $200 deposit placed on my credit card. When at the counter I was told that it would be released upon return of car. I don’t know if it has been returned yet, but I was on a trip for an interview during the pandemic and placing an additional $200 would have made my rental decision clear Togo with a different company.
5.2 OkayApr 2 2018
I tried extending my rental and was charged an exorbitant amount of money to do so.
6.8 GoodOct 23 2017
Great price for a 3 day weekend rental but couldn't get over how dirtyGreat price for a full size car and super quick easy pickup at the airport.Even though the price was great for a Hyundai Sonata we just couldn't get over how dirty, old, well used the car was. The car had close to 40,000 miles and looked it. Large deep scratch down the drivers side but the worst part was the filthy upholestry and windows. We had to stop 2 different times to clean all of the interior windows because you just couldn't see through the haze. The towels were black, literally black after wiping them down. The seats could not be cleaned. This was not a quick wipe up of a spill, this was deep down stained over the years dirty. While the price was great and it was indeed a nice large size car the dirty and super well used automobile makes me score a lot lower than usual.
9.2 ExcellentMay 21 2017
Great value and smooth pick up and drop off.The car could have been a little cleaner inside.
8.0 ExcellentApr 25 2017
The steering wheel on my Jetta made it impossible for me to see how fast I was traveling.I needed to return my rental early and received no discount. Way too many fees. I'LL drive next time.
7.2 GoodJan 31 2017
Smokey carThe counter was easy to locate. The people were very friendly and easy to deal with.The car smelled like smoke. Really strong. I didn't think it was bad at first, but it got pretty annoying.
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From $59/dayRated #7
National
6.1 Good (4 reviews)
2 locations in Roanoke
National
Locations in Roanoke
  • 6.5
  • 6
  • 6.5
  • 6
  • 5.5
Recent reviews
3.6 MediocreAug 9 2020
Staff we friendly enough at the National center and easy to reach by phone.The hours of pick-up did not match what I needed and the KayakRental car site did NOT give me that information. Luckily, I called ahead and would have had to pay an extra day just to get a pick-up BEFORE 8 a.m. I know that the flight schedule in Roanoke, VA is not large, but not to be able to pick up a car before 8 when that is the only outlet for National is a bit unlucky.
9.2 ExcellentNov 25 2018
Car leaked waterNice comfortable clean car.Leaking water at top left window area.
2.0 MediocreMay 20 2017
they were closed at the appointed timeThe National desk at the airport wa closed when we arrived at the scheduled pick up time. We set up the rental to be picked up at 9pm, which should have given us the hour from 9-10 to pick up that vehicle. We arrived less than 5 minutes after 9 and the desk was unattended. No one tried to contact us to ask us to arrive earlier or explain that they couldn't honor the reservation. Completely unacceptable.
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Sunnycars
2 locations in Roanoke
Sunnycars
Locations in Roanoke
Recent reviews
Easirent
1 location in Roanoke
Easirent
Locations in Roanoke
Recent reviews
213 travelers who rented a car in Roanoke gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.1

Car rental locations in or near Roanoke

Good to know

Most popular agency

Dollar

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

$50/day

Good deal

$39/day

When to book a rental car in Roanoke

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Top tips for renting a car in Roanoke

  • Renting a car for traveling to Roanoke is not just convenient but very economical, especially if you're traveling in a group. You can get a minivan or a station wagon from car rentals in Roanoke and make the trip not just enjoyable but flexible and safe as well. Even if you are traveling alone or on business matters, having a car gives you the ability to schedule your meetings accordingly and meet your associates on time. More conveniently, you can venture out into the more hidden attractions in and outside the city at your own pace without having to worry about when or how to get there. You can even skip town for one day and go catch a game at the Greens Folly Golf Course about 90 miles away, then ride horses at the Shangrila Guest House about 12 miles away from there.
  • When you arrive at the Roanoke Blacksburg Regional Airport (ROA), you can find the rental car center at the baggage claim area. There are several Roanoke car rental agencies on airport premises, including Avis, Budget, Dollar, National, and Enterprise.
  • Jaywalking was decriminalized in Virginia, so you may want to watch out for pedestrians jumping into the road with no warning, whether on marked crosswalks or not. Pay close attention at intersections where you may also run into cyclists and be wary of motorists who may not signal when turning. Drive carefully at the Orange Avenue and Williamson Road intersection—this main intersection is usually backed up and may take a few light cycles before you’re finally able to get through.
  • The morning commute rush hour in Roanoke starts at 6am and goes all the way to 8am. In the evening, you can expect rush hour traffic from 3pm to 7pm. Roanoke is a relatively big city, so you can expect the traffic to be backed up bumper-to-bumper during rush hours. Interstate 81, Interstate 581, and Highway 220 get especially congested, so make sure to tune into traffic updates before you start your journey.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Roanoke for $39 or less
  • Book your rental car in Roanoke at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Roanoke are around 33% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Compact rental cars in Roanoke are around 18% cheaper than other car types, on average

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