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Salem, OR
May 13 — May 20
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Salem, OR
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Salem car rental information

Pick-up locationSalem
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Minivan, Pickup truck, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations7
Airport locations2
Popular agenciesBudget, Hertz, Enterprise

Cheap car rentals in Salem

$29/dayEconomy
$31/dayCompact
$36/dayIntermediate
$38/dayStandard
$39/dayFull-size
$61/dayMinivan
$58/dayFull-size SUV
$36/dayPremium
$49/dayLuxury
$46/dayPickup truck
$42/dayIntermediate SUV
$53/dayStandard SUV
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Salem car rental reviews and directory

From $43/dayRated #1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.3 Excellent (30 reviews)
5 locations in Salem
Enterprise
Locations in Salem
1980 Front St Ne+1 503 316 0755
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
2385 Mission St Se+1 503 364 1911
Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
2670 Ne Highway 99w+1 503 472 4010
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
281 Lancaster Dr Ne+1 971 240 4516
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
520 Sw Ellsworth St+1 541 928 0000
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 8.5
  • 8.3
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreApr 26 2021
Pros: Did not have a good experience overall.Cons: Better customer service and willingness to resolve issues.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 14 2021
Cons: It was great all...nice car, nice people, great price, all great
10.0 ExcellentNov 16 2020
Pros: all of the aboveCons: Infinity G50 is a cheap car. I would have preferred a Jetta. But was in good working condition
8.0 ExcellentOct 10 2020
Pros: The pickup was extremely easy once it was my turn, did a quick walk around swiped my card and I was off. The young guy that got me going was very quick and polite.Cons: When the TV commercials say we'll pick you up that's true if you are already within walking distance anyway!!! The office is located on the edge of town, I live 13 miles away down a 55 mph state hwy, they wouldn't come pick me up because I was outside the 10 mile radius. The thing that really upset me is any place say 5-7 miles away in town would have taken as long or longer with lights and traffic!!!
10.0 ExcellentJul 23 2020
Pros: The young Lady that helped us was very friendly, A customer Service all star!Cons: Everything went very well from pickup to drop off.
7.2 GoodJun 16 2020
Pros: The process of reserving the car and the car itself was easy.Cons: There was an issue when I dropped off the car in Helena. I will say that the empolyee, Gwen, who helped me from Albany was VERY helpful. She resolved the issue. I feel that the employee in Helena was also very kind and was just trying to do his job. The situation did cause me some stress, though.
10.0 ExcellentOct 21 2019
Pros: Emily was outstanding... She was kind and professional. She listened to my situation and offered me a solution that would work. I was very pleased with my rental.
5.2 OkayOct 7 2019
Cons: The rental company was closed when we dropped the car off and noticed that there was a sign posted that said we are liable for the car until the employees process the car back in. I’m not sure I agree with that statement. If I return the car to your lot I damaged and then someone else hits it returning another vehicle or it gets broken into, I should not be liable for those damages. Also, who’s to say that I’m not going to be charged for an additional day or hours because nobody is there to accept the keys?
10.0 ExcellentAug 17 2019
Pros: Courteous staff, quick car pick-up and very quick drop off procedures at PDXCons: Nothing, really. Very good experience
10.0 ExcellentAug 11 2019
Pros: Pick up super easy and friendly staff. Good last minute selectionCons: Cheaper price
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From $34/dayRated #2
Hertz
Most popular
7 Good (35 reviews)
2 locations in Salem
Hertz
Locations in Salem
357 11th Avenue Se+1 541 926 7248
477 Lancaster Drive Ne+1 503 566 6644
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
  • 7.2
  • 7.1
  • 6.9
  • 6.5
  • 7
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 1 2021
Pros: Yes ExtremelyCons: Na
6.0 GoodApr 13 2021
Cons: It was not clean and it didn’t have water to clean the from window the key need a new battery so we buyed
8.8 ExcellentOct 26 2020
Pros: The Hertz Salem office staff were super friendly. Very nice people even though they were very busy at the time of pick up.Cons: To save time, the car could have been fueled ahead of my scheduled pick up time, and the windshield washer fluid could have been filled. I had to add a half gallon of washer fluid for my trip.
7.2 GoodOct 8 2020
Cons: Double check the gas in the vehicles. To what is on the computer and what they put on the stickers. This can avoid many issues and unsatisfied customers. Have designated parking spaced that say drop off. Or let you know where to park when your returning the vehicle.
4.8 OkaySep 18 2020
Pros: Staff was great. No complaints.Cons: I thought we were getting a small SUV or crossover. We were given a Toyota Corolla. I believe this 2019 car had a hole in its muffler. It sounded funny while accelerating.
2.0 MediocreJul 7 2019
Cons: I waited for over an hour for Hertz to tell me they couldn't even rent me the truck I pre-ordered because it had been in recall. Hertz did not tell me before hand or arrange a different truck. I had to get a ride to a different rental company.
6.4 GoodNov 3 2018
Pros: Friendly desk staff.Cons: Disrespectful pick up routine, took over 20 minutes with staff member repeating how much cleaning cost over and over as if i was some sort of frat boy. Car was damaged on pick up, so they don’t seem to fix them when something happens. Will not be back.
10.0 ExcellentOct 11 2018
Best rental car business!Pros: Everything from pick up to drop off, amazing experience!Cons: If anything, a discount or free upgrade would be cool
7.6 GoodMay 13 2018
Unexpected chargePros: The car itself was great and got excellent gas miliage.Cons: We typically rent from Enterprise where they do not charge for a spouse who will also be driving. We decided on Hertz because they had a great deal but when we added the extra driver price it ended up being the same as what Enterprise would have been and Enterprise will pick you up and drop you off.
9.2 ExcellentFeb 26 2018
Good car, great servicePros: Rebecca and Alex provided outstanding customer service for pickup. Because I returned the car after hours, I didn’t see them at drop off, but I trust that too went smoothly.Cons: The seat in the Fiesta didn’t feel that comfortable to me, but it was good enough, and not important enough to make time to explore adjustments.
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From $38/dayRated #3
Avis
8.2 Excellent (10 reviews)
1 location in Salem
Avis
Locations in Salem
2990 25th Street Southeast+1 503 362 4394
Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 8.2
  • 9
  • 8.4
  • 7.2
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
9.6 ExcellentJun 2 2020
Pros: Upon picking up the rental, the lady was extremely polite and helpful. As well as the drop off.Cons: Cleaning windows is a chore, but the rear window on the inside was just a smearing of dirt.
6.4 GoodJul 4 2019
Cons: I wish the car was clean and ready for the next customer however that wasn’t the case, but the clerk adjust the fee, that was okay!
7.6 GoodMay 13 2017
Great pricePros: Cheaper to rent for a day then using Uber 2 timesCons: Weird smell in car. Need better signage at the airport
7.2 GoodSep 6 2016
Pros: Great vehicle upgradeCons: Tried to give me a compact vehicle when I rented a full size, then told me It was their only car left and also tried to tell me that it WAS a full size vehicle. Manager immediately changed it when I told him what had happened.
4.4 OkayAug 22 2016
Not what I expectedPros: The ride overall was smooth and had a good amount of storage for what I needed.Cons: I had placed a Minivan rental for the day and was told that there would be one available only to go in and be given a Kia Sorento. When I asked the agent about the difference, he was both non-empathetic and unapologetic in giving me the replacement type of vehicle. He also did not to do anything to help me with an accommodation or to figure out how to compensate me for the issue. Further, the SUV he gave me had a near flat tire on it. When I brought it back in and told him about it, he attempted to shove my problem onto another employee and then let out a loud, audible sigh as if inconvenienced. He came back after making me wait for 10 minutes, handed me the keys and really did not even say anything in the way of an apology for the time it took to remedy the problem. I do not hold these issues against him personally but he had very poor customer service. Finally, the car had developed a very sour, funky smell that became a bit overpowering in the afternoon. I brought it to the airport agent's attention when I dropped it off and she noticed it as well.
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From $28/dayRated #4
Budget
Cheapest deal
8.1 Excellent (16 reviews)
1 location in Salem
Budget
Locations in Salem
2990 25th Street Southeast+1 503 362 0041
Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 8.3
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
  • 7.7
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreAug 11 2020
Pros: I had a reservation I booked online And got a confirmation. Upon arriving and talking with the agent there he let me know that he had no vehicle at the time available for the reservation, I asked for any other vehicles if he had available for replacement, he said he was totally out of vehicles and that he had two reservations that he did not have any cars for. On my way out a lady was entering as she was the other reservation. She came out and got in her rental and drive off. Agent there obviously lied, performed discrimination and so unprofessional. This is a multiple time same agent had done something like this. Other time he had out a rental that was very dirty. Crumbs on chairs and sticky door handles, open drinks and face masks on the floor. WOULD NOT RENT FROM THERE ANYMORE UNTIL THEY REMOVE THIS AGENT!!!Cons: DO YOUR JOB OR DON’T BE THERE. CUSTOMERS ARE YOUR FIRST PRIORITIES.
5.6 OkayJul 9 2019
Pros: The vehicle was clean.Cons: The customer service from the BUDGET AGENT was poor, to say the least. Very rude people over the phone that make rude comments thinking we can’t hear it. Same thing during drop off at their location, I was planning to pay with my debit card my rental, and the agent says well you should’ve told me
9.6 ExcellentMar 31 2018
Ford explorerPros: Comfortable and unlimited miles, great for the family.Cons: Everything was great, a little pricey, but great.
8.0 ExcellentSep 5 2017
Quick ReturnPros: Returning the car was simple and quick.
10.0 ExcellentAug 25 2017
Pros: Reasonable one way price.
6.4 GoodAug 24 2017
Terrible customer service at Salem airport pickup/drop off.Cons: Indian man at counter made horrible mistakes which resulted in not just one but THREE credit cards having a hold for my rental charges...the only three cards I had on me. Had to have my wife Uber to the airport ($40) to bring me another card, as apparently the number/info won't work, he has to run it through his machine. Spent 2 hours trying to pick up a rental car at an airport that has zero customers. I was the only one there. I tried to extend my rental over the phone/online and was not allowed. I had to go back to the airport to turn in my car and rent another. Guess who was waiting at the counter? The Indian man. Guess who did the exact same thing to two credit cards even as I warned him he had done it previously? If renting a car in Salem, Oregon, do yourself a favor and go anywhere but Budget. This guy handles car and truck rentals for Budget and Avis. Steer clear.
9.2 ExcellentJul 9 2017
Road tripPros: Used car to help someone move so great to have cargo space without having to drive a truck. Lot of power.Cons: Car wasn't ready as reserved even though I arrived about 45 minutes past scheduled pickup time. Took it dirty, which was mostly on outside. Without us we'd manual was hard to find some things and confused by no gascap
8.0 ExcellentMay 12 2017
Pros: They had one car available on short notice (same day booking)
8.0 ExcellentSep 12 2016
Pros: The Ford Flex is a very comfortable vehicleCons: The car was not washed or cleaned on the inside when I picked it up in Salem. They did have the lot person take it around back to spray the car off, but it failed to remove the waterspots on the black car. Normally, not a big deal, but I was attending my daughter's wedding and would have preferred the car look better.
10.0 ExcellentAug 28 2016
Fast, easy check inPros: The clerk at budget was extremely friendly, courteous and fast.Cons: The car smelled like cigarettes and had a musty odor.
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Easirent
1 location in Salem
Easirent
Locations in Salem
McNary Field
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
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Recent reviews
91 travelers who rented a car in Salem gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.8

Car rental locations in or near Salem

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$47/day

Good deal

$35/day

When to book a rental car in Salem

Average daily price per month
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Top tips for renting a car in Salem

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Salem for $35 or less
  • Book your rental car in Salem at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Salem are around 13% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Intermediate rental cars in Salem are around 45% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Salem

  • Some car rental companies in Salem which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Hertz, Enterprise and Budget

  • On average a rental car in Salem costs $47 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Enterprise ($38/day), Budget ($53/day) and Hertz ($58/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Hertz 477 Lancaster Drive Ne 97301 (3 miles from city center).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in Salem is Enterprise (8.5, 53 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Salem is $3.21 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $39 and $51, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Salem.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Portland airport include Thrifty, Enterprise, Hertz, Dollar, Budget, Alamo, Avis, Airport Van and National.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Portland airport to off-airport locations include Thrifty, Enterprise, Hertz, Dollar, Budget, Alamo, Avis, and National.

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

  • A Economy car rental in Salem costs $43 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Salem costs $38 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Salem costs $41 per day, on average.

  • In Salem, cars are most frequently rented at Enterprise 2385 Mission St Se (2 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Salem costs $327 per week ($47 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Salem costs $1,401 per month ($47 per day).

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