|Car types||Compact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Minivan, Standard, Standard SUV, Supplier choice|
|Popular agencies||Hertz, Turo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car|
A compact SUV will be most useful during your visit to Shreveport. Due to the frequency of rain and thunderstorms, you will appreciate the higher vantage point while driving to avoid glare from other headlights. This option will also handle driving through water buildup, such as large puddles. Car rentals in Shreveport, particularly the maneuverability of a compact SUV, will allow you to safely navigate the busy downtown area with ease.
A majority of the two-lane highways in Louisiana have a 55mph speed limit. Within the city, you can expect 20mph speed limits in residential zones, with a 25mph speed limit strictly enforced in the downtown area due to heavy pedestrian traffic. Outside of the city, interstate speed limits can reach up to 75mph in rural areas. The highway patrol is known to strictly enforce the speed limit on freeways that pass through urban areas in Louisiana, such as Shreveport, where the speed limit drops to 65mph as you pass the city exits.
There are nearly 9,000 parking spots in downtown Shreveport, with free parking available along the riverfront of the Red River and in designated city surface parking lots. Metered parking is monitored throughout downtown, costing approximately $0.50 for 30min. There are many private parking lots and garages that cost significantly more than city zones. All street parking in downtown is free on weekends and from 5pm to 8am on weekdays.
On average a rental car in Shreveport costs $63 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 Shreveport found in the last 2 weeks is $43.
The average gas price in Shreveport is $3.59 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $43 and $57, depending on the car size.
Mini (Smart Fortwo or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Shreveport.
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A Mini car rental in Shreveport costs $24 per day, on average.
An Economy car rental in Shreveport costs $36 per day, on average.
A Special car rental in Shreveport costs $40 per day, on average.
On average a rental car in Shreveport costs $442 per week ($63 per day).
On average a rental car in Shreveport costs $1,893 per month ($63 per day).
Most car rental providers in Shreveport offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Shreveport, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.
KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 8 car rental agencies in Shreveport.
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KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Shreveport so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.
If you’d like to rent a car from a cheap car rental in Shreveport’s downtown area, you’re in luck as car rental agencies like Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz Car Rental, and American Auto Car rental have car rental locations in this part of town. In downtown Shreveport, the noted car rentals are situated along Airline Drive.
If you want to park your car near Shreveport’s city center, you need not worry about missing a spot to park your car, as this part of Shreveport is full of parking garages. Some of the area’s notable parking garages include the City Parking lot on 330 Travis Street, System Parking on 312 Edwards Street, 729 Travis Street Parking Garage, 408 Fanning Street Garage, Louisiana Tower on 333 Travis Street, and 701 Crockett Street Parking.
6 locations in Shreveport
Pros:Enterprise exchange the car.
Cons:If Enterprise checks the cars before renting them. I got a car whose seatbelt in the passenger side did not work.
Cons:Maybe better communication between different sites. Bit other than that . a wonderful experience
Cons:I didn't get to pick up my car. I arrived at enterprise st 8 a.m. to get my car. There was line around the building. At 9 a.m. they announced they didnt have any cars ready. I stayed in the line until 930. It was extremely hot outside. I was also number 9 in line and they only helped 3 people while I was there
Pros:The car was new and pick up was easy.
Cons:They don’t do routine checks on their vehicles, the rented me a 2020 vehicle with bad breaks.
Cons:Y’all charged me and there were NO CARS AVAILABLE SO I USED A DIFFERENT COMAPNY NOW REFUND MY MONEY BACK
Pros:Easy pick up and drop off
Cons:Everything was good
One location in Shreveport
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8.0 Very good
Pros:Staff was friendly and the rental process was quite efficient
Cons:The car was dirty and unwashed
Pros:Thrifty car location was not on Hollywood Ave. So I went to the airport and the Thrify booth was closed with a sign saying go to the Hertz Booth where the man was very rude and told me he did not do third party rentals. So he wanted to rent me a Hertz car completely ignoring the reservation I had and the charges that were paid the day before online and he would not listen to me. He was RACIST and Rude at the Hertz Booth and tried to duplicate charge my card for another rental. He refuse to correct the problem which I was not able to rent a car. My card will be refunded as i recurved a letter saying it would.
Cons:First of all you did not tell me that Thrify was closed down on Hollywood Avenue Sevondly you did not tell me that the Thrify Booth was closed and that people would be sent to Hertz where this same older Racist rude white man would say I don’t do third party rentals this is my second experience with him.
Cons:I did not get a car
Cons:They charge me twice and have not give me the money yet back, i spend 1 hour a day trying to get in contact with them, you guys charge me when i request for the rental and the rental company charge again a day before returning my car
Cons:When my son and his girlfriend returned the car in New Orleans, they told me that they were treated very rudely.
8.8 Very good
Pros:easy to drive, comfortable driving position
Cons:3rd row seat was difficult to use and uncomfortable for all
2 locations in Shreveport
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Pros:Pick up and drop off was easy
Cons:The inside of the car smells terrible. Either it was a very weird scent they put in or they did not clean the car properly
Pros:Very helpful and sympathetic AVIS staff. Reservation was cancelled at the desk with minimal issues.
Cons:I can't remember renting a car and being charged a mileage fee above and beyond the base price, taxes and other fees that are usually included in the quoted total. Even then, when I was presented with the "estimated cost" that substantially exceeded the price quoted on Kayak, Avis was only "estimating" 80 miles @ $0.30/mile when the rental agreement clearly stated that the car would be returned at a location >300 miles away! Very deceptive on both Kayak and Avis' parts! Thankfully, I had the option of driving my own vehicle and the reservation was cancelled.
Pros:Had a terrible experience. Showed up to pick up car and there was noone at the Avis counter for 45 minutes. Then due to being overbooked my car was not cleaned or sanitized.
Cons:Everything. Very poor experience.
One location in Shreveport
3 locations in Shreveport
Pros:Nothing, they did not have any rental vehicles, The man told me the conformations mean nothing
8.0 Very good
Pros:Destiny the gm at my original location called the gm at the airport to help me get the same rate because her location was closing when I arrived
Cons:If other managers would honor your reservation when presented with the copy of the reservation
Cons:When i arrived to the location it was out of business. There was no rental car business at the location!
Pros:staff was rude and very unhelpful, did not give me a vehicle that I reserved days ahead and spent more time trying leave rather than help resolve my problem. Very disappointed with my experience.
Cons:If they had the vehicle I paid a deposit for and actually help work out the issues we having.
Pros:manager at airport location is great, tried to fix a bad situation.
Cons:wrong car given, rented midsize got economy with no compensation poor customer service at shreveport youree location
Pros:Nothing. They would not comply with anything the customer service phone people said was possible. Not ever spending money with them again.
Cons:Bad attitude. Dirty cars. Not flexible at all. No service
2 locations in Shreveport