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Rochester car rentals from $29/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 Rochester with a pick-up date of 4/29 and drop-off date of 5/5. 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 Rochester

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Economy$35/day
Compact$29/day
Intermediate$30/day
Standard$34/day
Full-size$38/day
Minivan$51/day
Full-size SUV$52/day
Luxury$43/day
Pickup truck$40/day
Intermediate SUV$30/day
Compact SUV$33/day
Standard SUV$35/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Rochester

  • Exploring Rochester, NY, with a rental car can be a cost-effective and convenient way to tour this lively city. Unlike touring Rochester on a public shuttle or using metro services which can be inconvenient at times, cheaper car rentals in Rochester enable visitors to tour several destinations of their choice throughout the city. You can drive from Rochester’s CBD to several attractions like the magnificent Seneca Park Zoo, and Highland Botanical Park & Lamberton Conservancy with your rental car. Cheap car rentals allow visitors to tour neighboring cities such as Geneva, which is about 47 miles from Rochester. Rochester car rentals can help visitors visit the city in approximately 51 minutes. Those using public modes such as buses can get from Geneva to Rochester in more than two hours.
  • If you’re coming to Rochester by train, you can get cheap car rentals in Rochester at major train stations, such as Rochester Amtrak station. You don’t have to go to the CBD to book a rental vehicle. There are cheap Rochester car rentals within the major train stations in the city. Some of the reputable car rental agencies operating at various train stations in Rochester include Enterprise, Hertz and Budget.
  • Rochester has many festivals and events centered on music, culture, and food. Although there are hundreds of festivals taking place in the city, making it vibrant. These festivals can interrupt the traffic in the city, especially in the city center. For example, the Rochester Lilac festival takes place from May 6 to May 22 at Highland Park. Motorists using any roads heading to Highland Park from the city, such as West Ridge Road, will encounter traffic while driving in Rochester. The Rochester Jazz International festival is another popular festival that roads heading in and out of the city center, such as East Avenue.
  • With a rental car you can drive from Rochester, NY to numerous attractions such as the Strong Museum and Seabreeze Amusement Park. Nearby cities including Buffalo, Geneva, and even Toronto, Canada can be easily reached by car. In less than two hours you can also drive to Niagara Falls, a hot tourist spot in both the United States and Canada.
  • Renting a car at Rochester International Airport is a necessity because the bus routes are limited in and around the city. Extremely convenient, its rental car station is right by the baggage claim, making it fast and easy for you to pick up both your luggage and car within minutes. Several rental car agencies are stationed here including Enterprise, Hertz, and Budget.
  • There is an inner loop that goes around the downtown area and connects to popular local sights like the sports arenas or museums. There is also an outer-loop that connects to state routes I-390 and I-590. Overall, driving around Rochester is pretty smooth and there is not a lot of traffic. However, in the winter months traffic can slow down because of snow and ice.
  • There is a rush hour in Rochester but it is minimal. The inner-loop, although it makes getting around town easier, can get a little congested during peak hours. This includes weekday mornings from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and in the evenings from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. So just plan to add 10 to 20 minutes to your drive if traveling during these hours.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Rochester for $47 or less
  • Book your rental car in Rochester at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Rochester are around 20% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Luxury rental cars in Rochester are around 59% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Rochester

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Rochester?

    Any rental car will suffice for your drive around Rochester. However, if you’re visiting here in the winter, you’ll definitely want a car with front-wheel or four-wheel drive because of the risk of snow and ice. Additionally, ensure that the car has good snow tires and winterized windshield wiper blades to prevent snow and ice buildup.

  • What’s the speed limit in Rochester?

    On residential streets throughout Rochester, the speed limit is 30 mph. When traveling on main streets, you can increase your speed to a maximum of 55 mph. On highways that service Rochester, such as 104 or Interstate 490, motorists can go as fast as 65 mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Rochester?

    There are many places to park in downtown Rochester, including city-operated parking lots and garages. They are quite reasonably priced; you can park in many of these lots for as low as $1 to $6/day. Parking is also convenient around Frontier Field and the Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial. Park and walk around downtown to visit its boutiques and shops.

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

    On average a rental car in Rochester costs $62 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 Rochester found in the last 2 weeks is $47.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Rochester?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($29/day), Dollar ($33/day) and Avis ($36/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Hertz 1200 Brooks Avenue 14624 (3 miles from city center).

  • What is the best rental car company in Rochester?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Rochester are Budget (7.7, 74 reviews), and Hertz (6.9, 72 reviews).

  • How much is gas price in Rochester?

    The average gas price in Rochester is $3.86 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $46 and $62, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Rochester?

    Luxury (Acura MDX or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Rochester.

  • Which car rental companies are at Greater Rochester Intl airport (ROC)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Greater Rochester Intl airport include Hertz, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Budget, Dollar, Avis, National and Alamo.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Greater Rochester Intl airport (ROC)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Greater Rochester Intl airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Budget, Avis, National, and Alamo.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Rochester?

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

  • How much does a Luxury car rental cost in Rochester?

    A Luxury car rental in Rochester costs $36 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Rochester?

    A Compact car rental in Rochester costs $43 per day, on average.

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

    An Intermediate car rental in Rochester costs $44 per day, on average.

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

    On average a rental car in Rochester costs $427 per week ($61 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Rochester costs $1,831 per month ($61 per day).

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

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

  • How many car agencies are operating in Rochester?

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

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

    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 Rochester?

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

  • What is the best and most convenient car rental area while in Rochester CBD?

    Visitors can get their ideal rental vehicles in several places across Rochester. The best and the most convenient place to get a rental car is at Dollar 1200 Brooks Avenue, especially if it’s your first time to hire a rental vehicle in the city. This popular car rental location is approximately 3 miles from Rochester’s CBD.

  • Do I need rental car insurance to drive in Rochester?

    It’s essential to buy liability coverage before renting Rochester car rentals. Like in other places, all cars driving in Rochester need limited liability coverage. Ensure you have rental car insurance before hiring rental cars in Rochester before traffic authorities accuse you of violating traffic rules.

Rochester car rental reviews and directory

Budget

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.9

Value for money

7.6

3 locations in Rochester

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Locations in Rochester

1200 Brooks Avenue

+1 585 464 6093

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59

1225 Jefferson Road

+1 585 424 2858

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 - 13:00

360k Greece Ridge Center Drive

+1 585 368 0138

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 - 14:00

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6.0 Okay

Apr 2024

KAYAK
The car had a bad odor.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Excellent! I've rented many times, but this was the first time I can remember that I was given a completely new vehicle that hadn't been driven before. This made for a very enjoyable vacation!

4.0 Mediocre

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Hidden pricing difference. Would have better off booking direct through National like I normally do and will continue to do. At least there’s transparency

4.0 Mediocre

Feb 2024

KAYAK
There were no functioning toddler seats available.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Everything was excellent. Price, ease of pickup and drop off. Will rent again.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Customer service was great. Rental car was great, and amount quoted was exact amount charged; no other junk fees.

1 out of 29

Hertz

Best rated
Most popular

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.9

Value for money

6.9

3 locations in Rochester

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Locations in Rochester

1200 Brooks Avenue

+1 585 279 7420

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59

1301 East Ridge Road

+1 585 338 1190

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

15 Elmgrove Park

+1 585 426 2440

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

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10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Vehicle was in good shape. There were no issues with its operation. Car cleanliness was so-so.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2021

KAYAK
The Nissan Rogue is a keeper. When traveling cross country from NY to MN, I hit a patch of rough winter weather. This vehicle performed beautifully and the Rochester Hertz gave it to me as an upgrade; so thankful for that. The one recommendation to Hertz that I would make: in addition to providing the street address for the Hertz counter associated with both pick-up and drop-off, provide the customer with additional information such as "at the airport, inside the terminal, near arrivals." Despite possessing an intimate familiarity with the MN location, I had difficulty locating the counter.

8.0 Very good

Oct 2021

KAYAK
Car was ready at requested time and excellently cleaned. Staff was friendly and helpful.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2021

KAYAK
They had a good selection of cars. Easy access and ready for service. All went well. Super easy return.

2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

The counter was closed so I couldn’t get my car. Thankfully enterprise was open and helpful

6.0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Clean vehicle.

Cons:

The car we were given had an expired inspection sticker. It was also difficult to pick up. Location did not answer 4 phone calls and ended up taking an hour to find their desk.

1 out of 44

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.3

Very good

84 reviews

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.5

Value for money

8.2

6 locations in Rochester

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Locations in Rochester

1200 Brooks Ave- Roch. Airport

+1 833 813 5265

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59

1795 Ridge Rd E

+1 585 467 7700

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

248 Buell Rd

+1 585 235 6700

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

4111 W Henrietta Rd

+1 585 359 3500

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00

568 East Main Street

+1 585 423 2220

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00

763 Linden Ave

+1 585 264 9990

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00

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2.0 Poor

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Enterprise allows reserving cars that are unavailable, including when there are no cars available at all.

4.0 Mediocre

Jan 2024

KAYAK
The office wasn't very organized, the car didn't have gas, car seats weren't available for rent, the car was fine but smelled like smoke although it said non smoking. It wasn't as nice as other cars from other companies, and even from other Enterprise locations.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Fast and professional service. Great car.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Got an amazing deal on a chevy tahoo rental. Then they were all out so we got upgraded to a 12 passenger van at no additional cost. It was amazing.

Cons:

Nothing. Pick up was quick. Drop off was quick. Free upgrade was amazing. This was a perfect experience.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes, staff was great, and did a great job with curbside pickup/returns related to COVID

Cons:

Nothing. Friendly and efficient staff. Process simple. Great choices in vehicles. Would highly recommend.

3.2 Poor

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

The vehicle I ordered was not available, I was offered a different vehicle at a higher rate, no other options were available to me. For the vehicle I picked up was dirt and had a very strong order of marijuana.

1 out of 14

Dollar

7.9

Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.8

Value for money

7.7

One location in Rochester

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Locations in Rochester

1200 Brooks Avenue

+1 866 434 2226

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
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8.0 Very good

Dec 2023

KAYAK
The price was very good. It did take a long time for them to get a vehicle that matched what I had ordered. The Nissan Rouge ran well, but I had to put air in the tires, the key fob had a low battery, and the car didn't look completely cleaned as some things were left over from the previous users. The car windshield had a slight chip in it. I took some photos, as I don't wish to be charged for something that was on the car when I received the car.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Everything was great the person working at the service counter ( hertz) was great and helped me out ! I appreciate her I wish I caught her name

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Amazing

4.0 Mediocre

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Vehicle was undersized. I was promised “similar to Rogue” - I got a Kicks!

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

When you book a car online is one price and when you go to pickup the car in the counter the price change is more high

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

This was fast and easy! From pick up to drop off no hassle! Thank you

Cons:

Nothing! This company was great!

1 out of 9

Avis

7.8

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.4

Value for money

7.7

3 locations in Rochester

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1200 Brooks Avenue

+1 585 328 6600

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59

1225 Jefferson Rd F

+1 585 427 8170

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 - 13:00

360k Greece Ridge Center Drive

+1 585 720 5370

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 - 14:00

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8.0 Very good

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Car hadn’t been washed and smelled of smoke. A little annoying when you pay $600+ for just 3 1/2 days.

8.0 Very good

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Friendly and quick service the rental was clean and well maintained.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Great customer service

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff exceeded my expectations...we were late to the mall location and he calmed me down reopened the mall gate for me to enter...and had nothing but kind words to share with me as he obtained a rental car for me...Bravo!

Cons:

Nothing...thank you sir...your customer service is second to none...

4.8 Mediocre

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

The car got a flat tire half way through the journey and it was supposed to have a spare tire under the car but it was missing.

7.6 Good

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Drop had issues and couldn’t use their handheld devices. I had to go in and get checked back in myself.

1 out of 10

Alamo

8.2

Very good

14 reviews

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.8

Value for money

8.3

One location in Rochester

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Locations in Rochester

248 Buell Rd

+1 833 813 5269

Monday00:00 - 00:00
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2.0 Poor

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

At airport, no shuttle to off site rental car place. Called 1-800 # customer service to have them get a hold of somebody at offsite Alamo for a shuttle. Customer service agent did call the offsite place and said nobody was answering left a message with my contact # for them to get a hold of me and I still, to this day, Never received a call. It’s been 4 days.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The manager when we picked up the vehicle was extremely helpful. He personally got our vehicle, warmed it up as it was 16 degrees and loaded our luggage for us. He really went above to assist us.

Cons:

Alamo needs to correct their automated answering messages as they do not direct customers correctly. Was not able to get to a real person, messages sent you in a circle and then disconnects.

9.2 Wonderful

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

Cons:

The drop shuttle was not there at 4am to take me to the airport. I had to call a Lyft.

8.8 Very good

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

place to leave car

4.8 Mediocre

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

proximity to airport

Cons:

was in emergency situation and was met with indifference. luckily, the kindness of strangers prevailed.

8.0 Very good

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Rental agent very personable and friendly

1 out of 3

National

9.3

Wonderful

No reviews available

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

9.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.3

Value for money

9.3

One location in Rochester

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1200 Brooks Ave- Roch. Airport

+1 833 823 5637

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
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Easirent

4.6

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Rochester

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Greater Rochester International Airport

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keddy by Europcar

6.3

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Rochester

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Unit 8 Castleview Business Est Gas House Lane

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

One location in Rochester

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1200 Brooks Avenue

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593 travelers who rented a car in Rochester gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.1

Car rental locations in or near Rochester

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Luxury

Average price

$62/day

Good deal

$49/day

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