State College car rentals

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State College, PA
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State College car rental information

Pick-up locationState College
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Minivan, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations11
Airport locations9
Popular agenciesEnterprise, Avis, Budget

Cheap car rentals in State College

Economy$46/day
Compact$52/day
Intermediate$54/day
Standard$56/day
Full-size$57/day
Minivan$81/day
Full-size SUV$95/day
Premium$63/day
Intermediate SUV$63/day
Compact SUV$64/day
Standard SUV$72/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

State College car rental reviews and directory

From $60/dayRated #1
Alamo
Best rated
8.5 Excellent (46 reviews)
1 location in State College
Alamo
Locations in State College
  • 8.4
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.3
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
1.9 HorribleOct 15 2021
First, you need to fire the male worker at the State College Airport (Alamo section). He was like so rude.........
8.0 ExcellentOct 5 2020
Car was ready for pick up in State College and drop off was easy in KentuckyThe mileage must have been logged incorrectly at the pick up location because at drop off, it said we had driven over 5,000 miles! Good think we got unlimited miles with the rental!
2.0 MediocreSep 28 2020
NothingI went all the way to the airport so they tell me ‘we are out of cars come back tomorrow, and when i asked what will guarantee that i will find one tomorrow he replies “because am telling you” such an unprofessional treatment.
2.0 MediocreSep 15 2020
Called me 30 minutes before I needed the car and said they did not have one available.
7.6 GoodAug 3 2020
The agent at pickup was very helpful and friendly, even though I had to wait quite a while as he was the only one there. He was very nice.
8.0 ExcellentApr 24 2020
This reservation was cancelled due to the Pandemic.
6.0 GoodJun 30 2019
the pricethe service
9.2 ExcellentApr 3 2018
Excellent car and easy rentalThey didn’t understand the insurances that I bought with Kayak
10.0 ExcellentDec 21 2017
Good vehicle and service from pickup to dropoff
9.6 ExcellentOct 11 2017
State College University Airport AlamoThe lady who waitd on us was very friendly and efficient.No complaints from us in regards to our dealing with them.
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From $55/dayRated #2
Enterprise
Most popular
8.1 Excellent (37 reviews)
2 locations in State College
Enterprise
Locations in State College
  • 8.3
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
  • 7.7
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodMar 15 2021
Better signage to the drop off spot and more parking over there
2.0 MediocreJul 8 2020
NothingWe made a reservation weeks in advance. 3 days prior to our trip I called the location to be sure all was well. The recorded message said hours were till 11PM. When we arrived at about 5:10PM, the desk was empty. Location closed. Called the customer service (JOKE) number. Out of luck. No customer service at Enterprise! Lesson learned.
2.0 MediocreMay 4 2020
Nothing. They wouldn't rent to me and I still had to pay for the insurance.You could have not charged me for insurance on a car I didn't drive.
10.0 ExcellentDec 8 2019
Friendly staff at pick up and drop off. No hassles at either end of the rental transactions.
9.2 ExcellentSep 30 2019
Friendly and informative service.I think customers should charged by the hour, I was late by 1 hour for my 24 hour rental and was told I would be charged an entire extra day for it, I get it, but still.
7.2 GoodAug 26 2019
Staff was excellent but severely understaffed for University move in weekend.
4.4 OkayAug 25 2019
Nothing!Our flight was delayed and when we got to Enterprise they had given our car away along with about 10 others who had contracts. They told me to they'd honor any additional costs. THEY DIDN'T! I will never use Enterprise again!
9.2 ExcellentApr 28 2019
Staff
10.0 ExcellentFeb 7 2019
quick and great service, clean vehicle
8.0 ExcellentJan 8 2019
They didn’t acknowledged the insurance y bought online and told me if something happened to the car I had to pay anyway... unless I bought another insurance directly with them.
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From $55/dayRated #3
Payless
Cheapest deal
8.5 Excellent (18 reviews)
1 location in State College
Payless
Locations in State College
  • 8.2
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 17 2021
Car had no registration sticker and an expired inspection. I was pulled over 45 minutes into the trip because of it. When I handed the officer my rental agreement from the passenger seat, I realized it was the former renter’s agreement, not mine. This means they either did not clean the car at all or did a very poor job of it. The officer let me go once they saw it was a rental, but Payless refused to refund any part of my booking for the unclean vehicle, poor customer service, or the non-inspected car.
10.0 ExcellentDec 8 2020
very much appreciated the young lady who helped me get acquainted with the vehicle.the drop off lot was at the other end of the terminal, which made walking with bags and a mask on, a little tiring. maybe the drop off lot could be closer to the rental office?
10.0 ExcellentAug 8 2019
Friendly, quick, easy to locate vehicle, nice SUV, overall a great experience.
9.2 ExcellentNov 26 2018
Easy, courteous checkout, good value, made it easy to extend rental by a few days.Something sticky had spilled in the cup holder and was not cleaned up.
7.6 GoodMay 16 2018
Pickup/dropo convenient.Full sized car barely fit two suitcases.
10.0 ExcellentMay 8 2017
Price
2.0 MediocreNov 2 2016
Very poor service No customer skillsnothing to likeMade reservation online went to pick it up employee said we don't have any cars to rent. He didn't even try to look for one. Was on his phone all time playing games. Horrible experience I had
9.2 ExcellentSep 12 2016
Car was in good condition, neat and clean.Car had a distinct smell of cigarette smoke
7.6 GoodAug 9 2016
Car was great on gas and was comfotableWas not clean
From $76/dayRated #4
Avis
7.7 Good (19 reviews)
1 location in State College
Avis
Locations in State College
  • 7.3
  • 7.8
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentNov 24 2021
Service at the registry was excellent, very useful and friendly. Cleanliness in the car was not that good, interiors in the back had some dry mud and the backseats weren’t full clean also.
4.8 OkayJul 31 2019
Staff was friendlyTires were not inflated, staff dis not check state of the rental with me before leaving lot, and vehicle was not similar to that which i chose (i chose a kia soul or similar and received a nissan frontier pickup truck)
7.6 GoodApr 8 2019
When you get the gas option where they fill up the car, you are required to pay for a full take, even though you only use half or less. A rip off.
8.0 ExcellentAug 22 2018
Nice car, very comfortableIt wasn't super clean lots of spots on the seats front in back
2.0 MediocreMay 18 2017
Why have cars available online when you don't have cars?They didn't have a car and didn't try to get me one.
9.2 ExcellentMar 23 2017
Everything couldn't have worked out betterOnly issue was a bit of dog hair left on seat next to me which I am a little allergic to which acted up mid way through the drive.
2.0 MediocreJan 15 2017
There was something wrong with car. I think the transmission was going bad; every time I stopped in traffic and then accelerated again, the car would lurch forward. I was just happy it didn't break down completely.
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From $59/dayRated #5
Budget
7 Good (13 reviews)
1 location in State College
Budget
Locations in State College
  • 6.3
  • 7.5
  • 7.2
  • 7
  • 7
Recent reviews
1.9 HorribleJul 12 2021
Would never rent here again.
6.0 GoodOct 27 2020
Informed by agent at University Park Airport as to 29 minute grace period
10.0 ExcellentAug 29 2020
Easy. 5 stars.
4.8 OkayOct 29 2019
The car was very durty....everything else was ok..
7.2 GoodAug 31 2019
Price.First car we got into smelt so much like cigarettes we had to go back to agent and get another car that was far away.
5.2 OkayJul 15 2018
Very quick pickup and drop-off.Car was very dirty upon pickup.
6.0 GoodMar 8 2017
QuickDid not have small er cars
From $69/dayRated #6
Hertz
6.4 Good (29 reviews)
2 locations in State College
Hertz
Locations in State College
  • 6.6
  • 6.8
  • 6.6
  • 6.4
  • 6
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJun 28 2021
Even though Hertz could not fulfill my reservation, they did not erroneously charge me for it.I was able to make a reservation to pick up a car at the State College Hertz, but when I showed up, the place was closed and I was instructed to pick up my car at the airport. I called the airport Hertz to confirm this, but no one answered the phone. When I arrived at the Hertz at the airport, there were no cars available, despite being able to reserve one.
4.8 OkaySep 26 2020
Better price and car could be cleaner.
2.0 MediocreJul 8 2020
Nothing...never was so disappointed in my whole lifeBooth was closed , sign said somebody would be there to see me , after 45 minutes I left
10.0 ExcellentFeb 17 2020
Staff what is friendly and efficient. Pick up and drop off was easy.I rented an SUV and dropped it off with a full tank two days later. It was a simple transaction and went according to plan.
10.0 ExcellentMar 22 2019
Staff was prompt and helpful.
9.6 ExcellentDec 29 2017
Service was prompt, courteous
10.0 ExcellentJul 15 2017
Helpful and friendly staff.
2.0 MediocreJun 12 2017
Hertz is the worst?I showed up for my reservation and they didnt have a car for me.... worse, they couldn't issue a refund at the desk. Instead, I had to call Hertz corporate, which was a nightmare.
4.8 OkayMay 26 2017
Car was nice, ran well and got good mileageCar was dirty, salesperson unfriendly and unhelpful, additional charges we weren't warned about were added.
4.0 OkayMay 21 2017
The car was not ready when we showed up, and the car was a smaller size than what we reserved. It was a one-way rental, and I was told at my destination that they had never seen a contract like the one I had been issued. It took 24 hours to resolve it.
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From $72/dayRated #7
National
6 Good (4 reviews)
1 location in State College
National
Locations in State College
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6.5
  • 5.5
Recent reviews
7.6 GoodFeb 15 2016
Generally a good experienceFairly priced, new cars.They apparently were having staffing issues and they had to give me the car without it being vacuumed. That said I relate since I own a business as well and they offered a very fair accommodation.
10.0 ExcellentJan 31 2016
Pretty fastI am still waiting for my final receipt....
Easirent
1 location in State College
Easirent
Locations in State College
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in State College
Sunnycars
Locations in State College
Recent reviews
166 travelers who rented a car in State College gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.8

Car rental locations in or near State College

Good to know

Most popular agency

Enterprise

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$69/day

Good deal

$56/day

When to book a rental car in State College

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Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in State College

  • State College is situated in the heart of Pennsylvania and surrounded by beautiful mountains, parks, and other state wildlife reservations. For outdoor enthusiasts looking to explore these areas, a car rental in State College is a great way to ensure access to all attractions. While there are some public transport vehicles within the city, there are few options available to you if you want to explore the greater area. Additionally, a rental car provides you with the freedom to determine your arrival and departure times to whatever site you’re visiting. Need to bring along some equipment? A personal vehicle can also function as a storage locker for your outings.
  • If you’ve booked a State College car rental in advance and are arriving by plane, you can pick up your vehicle at University Park Airport (SCE). There are multiple car rental companies represented here, including Alamo, Avis, Payless, Enterprise, and Hertz, to name a few. To find their service desks, simply exit to the left of the terminal. If you’re looking to book your vehicle for pick-up elsewhere, there is also an Enterprise on Blue Course Dr. and a Hertz on Beaver Ave.
  • State College has a lively downtown area with bars and restaurants, so you’ll want to keep an eye out for pedestrians while driving here. There are several designated crosswalks throughout the areas, but you may find people choosing to cross at unmarked locations—this is especially true during the evenings when the downtown area attracts the college crowd celebrating a night out.
  • As a college town, the typical rush hours don’t impact the city as much as other cities; however, while driving here, you may want to avoid the hours of between about 7am and 8:30am, then again between about 4:30pm and 6pm, as these are typical workday commute times.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in State College for $56 or less
  • Book your rental car in State College at least 3 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in State College are around 39% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Intermediate rental cars in State College are around 49% cheaper than other car types, on average

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