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South Bend, IN
Dec 6 — Dec 13
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South Bend, IN
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South Bend car rental information

Pick-up locationSouth Bend
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Convertible, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Luxury SUV, Minivan, Passenger van, Pickup truck, Premium, Premium SUV, Standard, Standard SUV, Supplier choice
Rental locations12
Airport locations9
Popular agenciesEnterprise, Surprise Agency, Budget, Alamo

Cheap car rentals in South Bend

$25/dayEconomy
$25/dayCompact
$27/dayIntermediate
$30/dayStandard
$30/dayFull-size
$68/dayMinivan
$93/dayFull-size SUV
$40/dayPremium
$108/dayPassenger van
$55/dayLuxury
$52/dayConvertible
$44/dayPickup truck
$117/dayPremium SUV
$36/dayIntermediate SUV
$36/dayCompact SUV
$40/dayStandard SUV
$41/daySupplier choice
$135/dayLuxury SUV
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

South Bend car rental reviews and directory

From $34/dayRated #1
Hertz
Cheapest deal
Best rated
Most popular
7.5 Good (43 reviews)
1 location in South Bend
Hertz
Locations in South Bend
4639 Progress Drive+1 574 234 3712
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
  • 7.1
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodJul 29 2019
Cons: We tried to get the van a day earlier... we started that task 4 days before our original pick up date...what a nightmare. So much so that we will never use Hertz again. Unbelievable that no one could get their business together to be able to figure out how we could rent the vehicle a day earlier.
9.2 ExcellentJul 17 2019
Pros: Great staff, good value, so easy to get in and out fast.Cons: People were obviously vaping in the car. Didn’t do a great job at getting smell out. For a car with only 8,000 miles it smelled.
8.0 ExcellentMay 2 2019
Pros: Everything
10.0 ExcellentMar 27 2019
Pros: Pick Up Staff was helpful and friendly. Pick up and Drop off EasyCons: Being an elderly person, I wish there was a brief review of car options. I had to go on you tube to figure out how to open trunk and 3rd car door.
8.4 ExcellentOct 9 2018
Pros: The car was clean, no smells. It served me well.Cons: The parking lot where the cars are parked was disappointing, but this was a small airport.
2.0 MediocreOct 8 2018
Steer Clear!Cons: Extremely disappointed as our agreement and payment was to/with Kayak NOT CarRentals.com. When we showed to pick up the rental, we turned away because of not having enough available credit on our major credit card. We were stuck with the $216 fee and NO car!!! At this point we're prepared to spread the word about Kayak car rentals....STAY AWAY and buyer beware. Please, we need our refund!
2.0 MediocreAug 2 2018
Hertz was the only rental place not openCons: Landed in South Bend in the middle of the day on the weekend. Hertz was the only car rental place that was not open -- even though I had a reservation fornthat time. Ended up going to Enterprise and got much better treatment. Will be using them from now on.
10.0 ExcellentJul 2 2018
Free upgradePros: I was given a free upgrade from a Nissan to an Impala!
10.0 ExcellentDec 12 2017
Pros: Color make and model
2.0 MediocreNov 28 2017
poor infoCons: I payed for the reservation on line with a debit card, but Hertz required a credit card at the time of pick up so I was not able to use the reservation.
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From $34/dayRated #2
Budget
5.9 Okay (31 reviews)
2 locations in South Bend
Budget
Locations in South Bend
23134 Lincoln Way West+1 574 232 1273
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday11:00 - 14:00
4643 Progress Drive+1 574 234 4259
Monday09:00 - 13:00
Tuesday09:00 - 13:00
Wednesday09:00 - 13:00
Thursday09:00 - 13:00
Friday09:00 - 13:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
  • 5.5
  • 6.3
  • 6.1
  • 5.6
  • 6.3
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreNov 17 2020
Pros: Desk was not open at 0800 as scheduled, and hadn't even opened by 0830 when we left in a acar from another agency!
10.0 ExcellentJun 27 2020
Pros: Very friendly and helpful staff.
2.0 MediocreJun 10 2020
Cons: They could have had a vehicle available. No vehicle = stranded at the airport. Thanks Budget and Kayak! (But not really)
5.6 OkayAug 2 2019
Cons: Upon arrival at drop off, their mobile check in didn’t work so I had to wait in line. They said they would email me to confirm that it was closed out. I still haven’t received an email, and have no idea if they closed it out properly or if I will be charged for extra days. The tank was full.
5.6 OkayJun 9 2019
Cons: 2 cars both dirty
2.0 MediocreSep 23 2018
Horrible rental experiencePros: Super nice associate who tried to do his best. Awful manager support tonthis Employee. He was more professional than his boss.Cons: Didn’t like being charged for a convertible car that is non existent on ur lot. Don’t offer cars in your inventory that aren’t REALLY There. I promised my little nieces they would be picked up in a convertible. His disappointmented they would be. I never even GOT to pick them up becus the next rental car had a tire blow just miles on the toll road leaving me in a very dangerous situation. Road side service was 3-4 hours. I could have been killed waiting there that long with an almost dead cell phone. This happened at 6pm. Roadside showed at at 10:30pm at NIGHT! I left the car and told them to have it towed. I can’t sit here for 4.5 hours waiting for help! SBN store NEVER ANSWERED THEIR PHONE FOR ME. I needed help and was stranded and no battery left. Then I get trapped on 800 number. WORST EXPERIENCE EVER! Never again!!!!!
2.0 MediocreFeb 22 2018
Cons: Budget had no cars available!! They had one 12 person manual transmission passenger van! Not one car! When I asked why they booked my rental when they had no cars, Aaron-desk clerk, said they do this all the time. I had to take a$111 Lyft in order to make my flight in Chicago! Extremely unprofessional
2.0 MediocreNov 14 2017
No car is available even if you have booked it !Pros: I booked car through Kayak. Once I get to budget rental company in the airport they said all the car are sold out!
2.0 MediocreSep 27 2017
Pros: Car was decent (Kia Soul).Cons: When I came to pick up the car no one was at the desk for about 15' (she was outside smoking). When I dropped off the car they simply took the keys at the desk and did not bother to check mileage/condition nor offer a receipt. When charges hit my credit car the amount was almost double the quoted amount. Had to waste my time to call home office to have corrected and there was no adequate explanation. Disturbing!
3.6 MediocreSep 27 2017
It smelled like an ashtrayPros: Price wasn't badCons: The car had obviously been smoked in. It smelled horrible. had to return it after one day. I couldn't even drive it.
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From $41/dayRated #3
Alamo
8.8 Excellent (21 reviews)
1 location in South Bend
Alamo
Locations in South Bend
4637 Progress Dr+1 844 914 1555
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00
  • 8.9
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.9
  • 8.9
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 16 2017
CourteousPros: Desk agent very prompt and friendlyCons: Gave us free upgrade
2.0 MediocreApr 22 2017
Didn't have a car for me.Pros: Nothing.Cons: After arranging for the rental several days in advance and prepaying, I arrived to pick up my rental only to find that they did not have a car available for me. Instead I was offered my pick of dirty vehicles that had not been cleaned or refilled. Ended up going to Hertz and spending more money to rent a car spur of the moment but at least they had cars.
10.0 ExcellentMar 24 2017
Pros: Upgrade for freeCons: Nothing
9.2 ExcellentMar 20 2017
Pros: Price. Bringing the car to the front. Quality of car.
8.8 ExcellentFeb 8 2017
Pros: Friendly customer service agents.Cons: Too many hidden fees. Just use bottom line pricing when quoting costs.
7.6 GoodFeb 4 2017
very helpful staff!Pros: The woman at the counter in South Bend was great! Loved that she offered me a bottle of water for the road - great touch!Cons: The car didn't have a CD player - really wish there was a way for that to be indicated in advance. Also the car itself was pretty uncomfortable, hard to maneuver the seats but for the price and short drive it got the job done. The address listed for the Alamo pickup was wrong, it should be more specific in the rental info. Had to ask at another place before finding out about going into the airport. And then still had to get from rental counter to where the car was located. Please put that info in rental stuff up front so people can know that in advance!
10.0 ExcellentDec 22 2016
Pros: Needed to rent in one state and drop in another. Alamo was very convenient and accomodatingCons: Car had an odor of smoke when I picked it up so previous renter must have been a smoker
10.0 ExcellentDec 19 2016
Great Deal, Great ExperiencePros: Super efficient pickup and drop off, best deal we've ever found for the South Bend airport to Chicago O'Hare airport route, gas was very affordable, and they easily reimbursed us for the I-Pass when it didn't work.Cons: The I-Pass we paid for was invalid, but they reimbursed us at drop off so everything was resolved.
2.8 MediocreDec 18 2016
Pros: The woman at the counter in south bend was friendly and professional. The price was reasonable.Cons: There was no washer fluid, and it wa difficult to get the screen clean and was dangerous. The car rattled.
10.0 ExcellentNov 18 2016
Great car with Seamless pickup and drop offPros: It took maybe 3 minutes to do paperwork for the car and I was in the car and on my way in less than 10 minutes for the whole process. I paid for 1/2 tank of gas (great option over full tank that used to be standard) I used only about 1/4 tank of gas but the convenience of paying 1/2 tank up front was well worth it since I was returning at Ohare airport and am not familiar with that area. Returning was a breeze and I was on my way in only about 1 minute. Price for this one way rental is what convinced me initially to go with Alamo and my previous good experience with the company and their friendly, competent staff - always- was the clincher. Additionally, the shuttle driver was great!Cons: What's not to like - everything was perfect! Only one suggestion have person checking in the car confirm keys are on the vehicle and note that on the receipt. I double checked to be sure the keys were in the car when I left it but still second guessed myself several times on the way to the airport on the shuttle - what if some malicious person took them leaving me responsible?
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From $40/dayRated #4
Enterprise
8.6 Excellent (14 reviews)
3 locations in South Bend
Enterprise
Locations in South Bend
1420 S Michigan St+1 574 289 1294
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
4647 Progress Dr+1 844 914 1554
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00
52200 Indiana State Route 933+1 574 273 0444
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 8.5
  • 9.1
  • 8.4
  • 8.8
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentOct 26 2020
Pros: Staff was friendly and efficient. I was in and out quickly. Great experience.Cons: Only odd thing about renting in South Bend is there are no assigned spots. You everyone is walking around the lot hitting their car lock fob listening for the noise. It was actually kind of comical. But if the weather was bad or you were in a big hurry I could see how it would be irritating.
9.2 ExcellentSep 18 2020
Pros: Drop off in Downtown Falmouth MA. was great, Attendant was helpful and friendly. Pick up in South Bend IN. Airport went well even though I forgot who was supplying the car and the Kayak email confirm was on my PC , not my phone, they found me, I got the car.Cons: The Ford Fusion hybrid has a weird feature where the engine turns off when you stop at a light or drive-through. This feature can be turned off by a button on the dashboard.
2.0 MediocreSep 7 2020
Cons: Enterprise called me a day before and told me they had to canceled my car as they had high demand for the Holiday and they did not had the car that I reserved many days ago. They told me they couldn’t do anything that put me on a waiting list to see what day they could have a car available.!
10.0 ExcellentMar 12 2020
Pros: Staff was excellent. Fast, efficient, friendly. The dropoff was super fast and easy.Cons: Nothing. Everything was perfect.
6.8 GoodFeb 15 2020
Pros: Everything was easy and drop off was easy too. Car smelled like cigarettes. It was 3° and I had to drive with the window open.Cons: No cigarette smell.
9.6 ExcellentJul 28 2019
Pros: Staff was great to work with! Check-in and check-out were super easy!
10.0 ExcellentAug 30 2017
Cons: Pickup time changed from 4pm to 12 by company, not me. Couldn't find my contract, but agent finally did. Also company had changed my 2 week rental to a one day rental. Again agent fixed all.
9.6 ExcellentMar 21 2017
Considerate representativePros: I was in town for my mother's brain surgery. The rental process was fast, easy, and the representative went above and beyond. He even asked how my mother was when I returned the car. I will be renting here again.
10.0 ExcellentJan 23 2017
Pros: free upgrade
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From $44/dayRated #5
Avis
8 Excellent (7 reviews)
1 location in South Bend
Avis
Locations in South Bend
4643 Progress Drive+1 574 234 1024
Monday09:00 - 13:00
Tuesday09:00 - 13:00
Wednesday09:00 - 13:00
Thursday09:00 - 13:00
Friday09:00 - 13:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
  • 8
  • 8.2
  • 7.4
  • 8.8
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
5.6 OkaySep 16 2019
Pros: YesCons: Your website is misleading on the vehicle size. I wanted a chevy impala sized vehicle - emailed confirmation stated "chevy impala" . But at desk to pick up car i would have had to pay more for that class.. Clearly a bait and switch tactic. Wont use kayak again.
10.0 ExcellentJul 29 2019
Pros: Staff was great, very smooth rental processCons: car had a slight fragrance smell from cleaning products
3.6 MediocreAug 18 2017
Less than satisfied.Pros: Pick up and drop off was very simple and easy.Cons: Didn't receive the type of car that I reserved. The vehicle had recently been smoked in and smelled nasty!!!!
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From $35/dayRated #6
Dollar
7.3 Good (29 reviews)
1 location in South Bend
Dollar
Locations in South Bend
4639 Progress Drive+1 866 434 2226
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00
  • 8
  • 7.6
  • 7.1
  • 6.8
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJul 15 2020
Pros: I always rent thru Dollar Rental when I go on trips because never once have I had unexpected charges or issues. Every time I get a great deal and it costs exactly what they said it would cost. I can't even tell you how much it is appreciated!Cons: There was an after hours key drop that was a little confusing because there was a sign that said charges continue to accrue until the rental place opens again. Fortunately that did not happen and I was charged only for the amount of the rental after dropping the keys off on time.
2.0 MediocreMay 28 2020
Pros: Nothing Very unprofessional
10.0 ExcellentJan 22 2020
Pros: Staff was great friendly, helpful, I really liked the minivan, It was my first time driving that make and model car and I decided that I may just go bye me one.Cons: The instructions of use for the plate pass could of been explained, it's a metal box that is stuck on the windshield. I did.have to travel on the Indiana -Illinois toll way and did not know that the box contained a ez pass. So electronically the box was being picked up and I was pulling over to pay cash Lol. 3 days later I figured out what the metal thing on the windshield was. The staff did compensate me for my trouble with the platepass, and I was very pleased with the way they handled it.
9.6 ExcellentJul 31 2018
Pros: Great vehicle for family vacation.Cons: Air conditioning does not work well when car switched to alternative power. Works great when driving, but not when stopped.
6.4 GoodJul 26 2018
More staff, please.Pros: The SUV.Cons: One poor employee was asked to staff all of Dollar and Hertz. I waited more than 20 minutes in line. He was a terrific employee who was asked to do far too much. Not fair to him or to the customers.
10.0 ExcellentJun 4 2018
Pros: Car was brand new with only 400 miles!Cons: I had a hard time finding the car in the lot. The numbering was difficult to use.
10.0 ExcellentMay 6 2018
Pros: Car gets great gas mileage.Cons: Restrictions when paying with Debit card.
4.0 OkayApr 10 2018
Cons: I was quoted 126 & was charge 176 after all the fees & half a tank of gas. Should have been honest & upfront in the beginning so I knew the true cost
2.0 MediocreJan 1 2018
No carCons: Reserved car. When we arrived on time at airport, counter was closed. Other counters open but no cars available. Call to Dollar told us sorry but nothing they could do. THANKS FOR NOTHING!
4.4 OkayAug 28 2017
Cons: I was told I would be paying $60 plus $16 for an extension. The bill just came for $105...
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Easirent
1 location in South Bend
Easirent
Locations in South Bend
South Bend International Airport
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
TuesdayInvalid date - 23:59
WednesdayInvalid date - 23:59
ThursdayInvalid date - 23:59
FridayInvalid date - 23:59
SaturdayInvalid date - 23:59
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From $64/day
National
1 location in South Bend
National
Locations in South Bend
4637 Progress Dr+1 844 914 1556
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00
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Sunnycars
1 location in South Bend
Sunnycars
Locations in South Bend
4637 Progress Drive
Recent reviews
145 travelers who rented a car in South Bend gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.4

Car rental locations in or near South Bend

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$49/day

Good deal

$38/day

When to book a rental car in South Bend

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in South Bend

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in South Bend for $38 or less
  • Book your rental car in South Bend at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in South Bend are around 35% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Premium rental cars in South Bend are around 36% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in South Bend

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

  • On average a rental car in South Bend costs $49 per day.

  • Standard (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in South Bend.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Enterprise ($25/day) and Budget ($36/day).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in South Bend is Alamo (9.0, 81 reviews).

  • Car rental companies onsite at South Bend/Michiana airport include Hertz, Budget, Alamo, Enterprise, Dollar, Avis and National.

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

  • In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Enterprise 1420 S Michigan St 46613-2214 (2 miles from city center).

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

  • A Standard car rental in South Bend costs $48 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in South Bend costs $49 per day, on average.

  • A Supplier choice car rental in South Bend costs $46 per day, on average.

  • In South Bend, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 317 East Mckinley (4 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in South Bend costs $340 per week ($49 per day).

  • On average a rental car in South Bend costs $1,455 per month ($49 per day).

  • 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!).