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Schenectady, NY
Oct 6 — Oct 13
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Schenectady, NY
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Cheap car rentals in Schenectady

Economy$53/day
Compact$60/day
Intermediate$72/day
Standard$59/day
Full-size$73/day
Minivan$83/day
Full-size SUV$140/day
Premium$64/day
Pickup truck$71/day
Intermediate SUV$67/day
Standard SUV$71/day
Compact SUV$78/day
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Schenectady car rental reviews and directory

Budget

Best rated

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.7

Value for money

8.2

One location in Schenectady

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Locations in Schenectady

737 Albany Shaker Road

+1 518 242 4450

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
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8.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy pickup

Cons:

Signage for self drop off in the garage (keys in car or to drop box, space number or drop lane, etc.

8.0 Excellent

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The e-z pass did not work consistently. I informed them of this at drop off and that I missed a toll due to that and not being able to back up to pay

6.0 Good

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and helpful at pick-up. Process was relatively quick. Nobody there for drop off so hopefully that went ok. I just dropped the keys in a box.

Cons:

Car stunk like cigarettes and then I found a pack under the seat. I guess that was missed by whoever cleaned the car

3.6 Mediocre

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Convenience of picking up the vehicle close by

Cons:

Vehicle could have been washed and cleaned. Vehicle had damage that I needed to report before taking the vehicle.

7.6 Good

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

staff in nyc was good. but they only had large suvs and trucks available. i only needed a small car. so gas was pricey and ride was a bit bumpy. also car only had a 1/2 tank of gas to start. and car had over 25,000 miles on it. but overall it was really fine. and worked out.

Cons:

would be better if they had the size of car available that one rented. the staff was really good at juggling but they just didn’t have cars ready. staff in albany airport was great.

9.6 Excellent

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Car smelled like someone had smoked in it.

1 out of 28

Dollar

Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

7.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.3

Value for money

6.9

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Locations in Schenectady

737 Albany Shaker Road

+1 518 464 7601

Monday05:30 - 23:59
Tuesday05:30 - 23:59
Wednesday05:30 - 23:59
Thursday05:30 - 23:59
Friday05:30 - 23:59
Saturday05:30 - 23:59
Sunday05:30 - 23:59
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7.9 Good

Jun 2021

KAYAK
Good customer service was given.

10.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes!

Cons:

Not much!

2.0 Mediocre

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

dropoff esy

Cons:

provide me with the car i asked for

5.6 Okay

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff remained professional and friendly in poor working conditions

Cons:

Leave the pick up inside the airport and have someone deliver the cars to the door or have a golf cart to take the customer out to the car, it is very difficult dragging all your luggage out to a garage not knowing where your going. A handicapped person (me) will not do it again because I have bad legs and was so sore and tired when I finally got in the car I should not have been driving especially a car I’m not used to. And no there was nobody around to offer help just a sign saying go outside where our staff is working in a dark dingy shack !

10.0 Excellent

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

8.0 Excellent

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes to both the questions. Staff was freindly.

Cons:

Car check over could have been done better. The driver's side mirror would not stay in place and I had to rely on the yellow warning lights on the mirror that a vehicle was near me at times.

1 out of 17

Hertz

6.0

Most popular

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.5

Value for money

6.0

2 locations in Schenectady

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1592 State Street

+1 518 372 5187

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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737 Albany Shaker Rd.

+1 518 456 1777

Monday05:30 - 23:59
Tuesday05:30 - 23:59
Wednesday05:30 - 23:59
Thursday05:30 - 23:59
Friday05:30 - 23:59
Saturday05:30 - 23:59
Sunday05:30 - 23:59
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10.0 Excellent

Sep 2022

KAYAK
Great car. Easy, convenient pickup and drop off.

4.0 Okay

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Car was dirty inside, a size smaller than I expected, tires were low and had me sliding in the rain, windshield wipers needed replacing, and it stunk of cigarette smoke.

6.0 Good

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was nice

Cons:

I was not allowed to drop off at another location, even though I dropped off 3 days earlier than what I had paid for. Made what I needed to do much more difficult.

5.6 Okay

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly. Store seemed understaffed.

Cons:

My car smelled like old smoke. When I got out if the car after driving, my clothes had the same smell.

8.4 Excellent

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The girl on the counter at albany airport went out ger way to help and sort of the mess left by the schenectedy branch. Cant praise her enough and would give her 6 stars if i could. I had to give three stars because of the poor experience at schenectedy she sorted out for me. Talking to her at drop off it appears other people had the same experience. Give this girl a promotion as without her my holiday would have been ruined.

Cons:

Schenectedy hertz, arranged to pick up my ar on the 26th of december for a week, pick up time was half 12 but they failed to tell me they shut at 1 and would be shut for three days after that. Even when i phoned to clarify a couple of details the day before, was no mention of them closing 5 hours before every other hertz in new york state. I had to pay a little extra to pick my car up at albany because of this but was well worth it to not lose half my rental if albany hertz hadnt sorted this mess out. 5 stars to her, 1 star to schenectedy.

3.6 Mediocre

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

No problem Ken with drop off

Cons:

Agents couldn't figure out that if the Schenectady office was closed that the Albany airport was the next best option. Kept wanting me to rerun the car either to New Jersey or Syracuse. Neither would get me near my destination. People need to Learn some geography'

1 out of 7

Avis

5.4

Cleanliness

6.1

Comfort

5.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.5

Value for money

5.1

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737 Albany Shaker Road

+1 518 242 4440

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
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6.0 Good

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Staff needs to clean the cars inside and out before renting. I went inside a vehicle and it wreaked of cigarette smoke. It was disgusting. Another vehicle wasn’t clean on the outside.

2.4 Mediocre

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff at counter was friendly

Cons:

--Staff at counter was unable to be reached by phone. Drove 3 1/2 hours each way (NYC --> Albany) to drop off old rental and pick up a new one, then was told at counter that I needn't have made the drive in the first place and I could've just kept the original rental. --Car smelled of cigarettes. Was told to just write down the issue on my rental agreement. --Staff at counter was unable to be reached by phone a second time (and I called over 20 times). This became an issue when I had to extend my new rental. --Toll-free customer service was completely useless when I contacted them to voice my concerns. --In a word, Avis = terrible. I've been an Enterprise customer for 12 years, and I'm kicking myself for using Avis this time.

6.0 Good

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very friendly and helpful.

Cons:

We had a reservation but there wasn't a car available. We had one option. A 15 passenger van.

10.0 Excellent

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes! The guy was great, upgraded us! We were there fir a funeral and had a 14 hour drive back so it was greatly appreciated.

Cons:

Nothing.

5.2 Okay

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

The price was ridiculously expensive.

7.2 Good

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Car could have been cleaner.

1 out of 11

Alamo

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

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737 Albany Shaker Rd

+1 844 366 2649

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
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6.0 Good

May 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was well equipped with blind spot detection, especially useful driving in Boston.

Cons:

I had reserved a sedan but only SUVs and Mini-vans were available. When I said that I would not drive one of those types of vehicles, I was told that I would have to wait about half an hour. When I said that I would wait, within one minute a sedan was available. Interesting! This is similar to being seated at the worst table in a restaurant when there are no other people there. Is this common practice?

9.6 Excellent

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

No issues on pick up or drop off. Albany is on site. I had to wait for attendant to show but only a couple of minutes

Cons:

No signs for car rental returns at LaGuardia so you have to look up yourself.

10.0 Excellent

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Price + Ease of Pick-up + Clean Car + Modern Amenities

Cons:

Nothing.

10.0 Excellent

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

From the time I picked up to the time I left with the car was all of 15-20 minutes. No long drawn out process.

Cons:

Having to supply two phone numbers at the counter. I only have one number.

10.0 Excellent

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very helpful and accommodating.price was reasonable and vehicle was in good condition and fully met our needs.

9.6 Excellent

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was clean and I enjoyed driving it.

Cons:

Initial prepaid reservation was for Jeep SUV for 9 days at 449.00. When I called to change reservation to 7 days I was informed new cost would be approx. 1200.00. It took 2 more calls before someone suggested I change car to mid size which would result in price increase of approx. 100.00.

1 out of 8

Enterprise

10.0

Excellent

22 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

8.0

2 locations in Schenectady

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1485 State St

+1 518 374 7890

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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737 Albany Shaker Rd

+1 844 934 1076

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Excellent

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Loved this car. Friendly staff

6.4 Good

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Customer service

10.0 Excellent

Dec 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The 3 workers I interacted with were very friendly and helpful.

6.8 Good

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I liked the final price and the choice of car.

Cons:

The pickup location listed on the itinerary was not the pickup location. It was the Enterprise gated lot where the inventory is kept, a mile away. The literal hike back to where I knew the Enterprise booth was at the airport (at a completely different address than was listed on my itinerary), was a complete waste of my time. I have had to take shuttles about a mile away from the airport in different locations to pickup rental cars in the past, so the initial directions taking me past the airport did not seem out of the ordinary for pickup at first. Once finally at the counter, the sales rep tried to tell me the insurance I could opt for at $9/day was $14/day. I had it right on the paper print out but he acted "surprised." I am smart enough to know that this was an attempted upsell. I am also aware that you do not even need this insurance, so I asked him to forget it all together. Then I was told that the car rate was going up because of this. Which annoys me. 1.) Because my rate was booked independent of the insurance I hadn't opted into yet, and 2.) Because this was Saturday morning. I was taking a car off his hands for the weekend that would otherwise badly affect his numbers. I almost cancelled all together because of this until miraculously I rented an upgraded car for a discounted rate (that was still an upsell for him) after explaining I know how this works. Way too much BS to go through especially when surrounded by other car rental services in the airport who are also trying to get rid of cars over the weekend. The lines at the other desks were the sole reason I rented with Enterprise.

10.0 Excellent

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly and helpful staff

10.0 Excellent

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Cost.

1 out of 4

Easirent

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

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Albany County Airport

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National

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

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737 Albany Shaker Rd

+1 844 366 2648

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
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405 travelers who rented a car in Schenectady gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.7

Car rental locations in or near Schenectady

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Most popular agency

Hertz

Average price

$70/day

Good deal

$56/day

When to book a rental car in Schenectady

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Top tips for renting a car in Schenectady

  • Car rentals in Schenectady will provide you with the flexibility and freedom you need to explore some of the city’s most popular attractions, including the Nott Memorial and the scenic Central Park Rose Garden. Head out on a leisurely road trip to one of the cities in the surrounding area, whether it be Albany or Saratoga Springs. With your own vehicle, you can even go to sights that are off the beaten path, including the Mohawk River State Park which is about a 20min drive from the city center.
  • If you’re interested in reserving car rentals in Schenectady, you can do so directly at Albany International Airport once your flight has landed. You’ll find the rental car center located directly next to the baggage claim in the Arrivals Terminal, with the fleets placed in the airport’s main parking garage. There are several rental car companies to choose from, including Avis, Budget, and Hertz.
  • The region has many pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists, so make sure to pay particularly close attention when driving to avoid being in an accident. If you’re driving on a local highway, try to stay in the right-hand lane, as the left-hand lane is generally reserved for cars that need to pass. As Schenectady is a large city with many streets, it can often be difficult for those that are not familiar with the area to find their way. To prevent yourself from getting lost, you can add a GPS to Schenectady car rentals.
  • The state of New York often has high levels of rain and snow during the winter months, which can make the local roads more difficult than normal to drive on. If you find yourself driving during this weather, make sure to decrease your speed limit and add any necessary winter equipment to your vehicle. Highways 5, 7, and 890 are also known for having a substantial amount of traffic, so you may want to avoid being on these roads between the hours of 8-9am and 5-6pm.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Schenectady for $56 or less
  • Book your rental car in Schenectady at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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