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State College, PA
Dec 1 — Dec 8
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State College, PA
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State College car rental information

Pick-up locationState College
Car typesCommercial, Compact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Luxury SUV, Minivan, Open air all terrain, Passenger van, Pickup truck, Premium, Premium SUV, Standard, Standard SUV, Supplier choice
Rental locations11
Airport locations9
Popular agenciesEnterprise, Payless, Surprise Agency, Hertz

Cheap car rentals in State College

$34/dayEconomy
$34/dayCompact
$36/dayIntermediate
$43/dayStandard
$41/dayFull-size
$53/dayMinivan
$71/dayFull-size SUV
$53/dayPremium
$87/dayPassenger van
$77/dayLuxury
$56/dayPickup truck
$49/dayPremium SUV
$34/daySupplier choice
$41/dayCompact SUV
$45/dayIntermediate SUV
$59/dayStandard SUV
$64/dayCommercial
$105/dayLuxury SUV
$157/dayOpen air all terrain
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

State College car rental reviews and directory

From $60/dayRated #1
Alamo
Best rated
8.6 Excellent (44 reviews)
1 location in State College
Alamo
Locations in State College
2493 Fox Hill Rd+1 814 237 1771
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday10:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 18:00
  • 8.5
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.5
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentOct 5 2020
Pros: Car was ready for pick up in State College and drop off was easy in KentuckyCons: The 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
Pros: NothingCons: I 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
Cons: Called me 30 minutes before I needed the car and said they did not have one available.
7.6 GoodAug 3 2020
Pros: 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
Pros: This reservation was cancelled due to the Pandemic.
6.0 GoodJun 30 2019
Pros: the priceCons: the service
9.2 ExcellentApr 3 2018
Pros: Excellent car and easy rentalCons: They didn’t understand the insurances that I bought with Kayak
10.0 ExcellentDec 21 2017
Pros: Good vehicle and service from pickup to dropoff
9.6 ExcellentOct 11 2017
State College University Airport AlamoPros: The lady who waitd on us was very friendly and efficient.Cons: No complaints from us in regards to our dealing with them.
10.0 ExcellentAug 21 2017
Customer servicePros: I appreciated the fact that when they didn't have the car I reserved and offered a larger- less efficient -car, they gave me a free 1/2 tank of gas.
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From $55/dayRated #2
Enterprise
Most popular
8.1 Excellent (35 reviews)
2 locations in State College
Enterprise
Locations in State College
215 Blue Course Dr Unit B+1 814 238 4450
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday11:00 - 13:00
2493 Fox Hill Rd+1 814 237 1771
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday10:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 18:00
  • 8.3
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
  • 7.8
  • 8
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJul 8 2020
Pros: NothingCons: We 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
Pros: Nothing. They wouldn't rent to me and I still had to pay for the insurance.Cons: You could have not charged me for insurance on a car I didn't drive.
10.0 ExcellentDec 8 2019
Pros: Friendly staff at pick up and drop off. No hassles at either end of the rental transactions.
9.2 ExcellentSep 30 2019
Pros: Friendly and informative service.Cons: 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
Pros: Staff was excellent but severely understaffed for University move in weekend.
4.4 OkayAug 25 2019
Pros: Nothing!Cons: 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
Pros: Staff
10.0 ExcellentFeb 7 2019
Pros: quick and great service, clean vehicle
8.0 ExcellentJan 8 2019
Cons: 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.
8.8 ExcellentDec 28 2018
Easy, but Unclear!Pros: Easy drop-off!Cons: But unclear as to how to drop off. Eventually found the key drop off.
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From $55/dayRated #3
Payless
Cheapest deal
8.9 Excellent (16 reviews)
1 location in State College
Payless
Locations in State College
2493 Fox Hill Road+1 814 237 9750
Monday07:00 - 23:30
Tuesday07:00 - 23:30
Wednesday07:00 - 23:30
Thursday07:00 - 23:30
Friday07:00 - 23:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 8.5
  • 8.8
  • 9
  • 9.1
  • 9
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentAug 8 2019
Pros: Friendly, quick, easy to locate vehicle, nice SUV, overall a great experience.
9.2 ExcellentNov 26 2018
Pros: Easy, courteous checkout, good value, made it easy to extend rental by a few days.Cons: Something sticky had spilled in the cup holder and was not cleaned up.
7.6 GoodMay 16 2018
Pros: Pickup/dropo convenient.Cons: Full sized car barely fit two suitcases.
10.0 ExcellentMay 8 2017
Pros: Price
2.0 MediocreNov 2 2016
Very poor service No customer skillsPros: nothing to likeCons: Made 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
Pros: Car was in good condition, neat and clean.Cons: Car had a distinct smell of cigarette smoke
7.6 GoodAug 9 2016
Pros: Car was great on gas and was comfotableCons: Was not clean
From $76/dayRated #4
Avis
7.5 Good (18 reviews)
1 location in State College
Avis
Locations in State College
2493 Fox Hill Road+1 814 237 9750
Monday07:00 - 23:30
Tuesday07:00 - 23:30
Wednesday07:00 - 23:30
Thursday07:00 - 23:30
Friday07:00 - 23:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 7.4
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
  • 7.5
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
4.8 OkayJul 31 2019
Pros: Staff was friendlyCons: Tires 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
Cons: 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
Pros: Nice car, very comfortableCons: It 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?Cons: They didn't have a car and didn't try to get me one.
9.2 ExcellentMar 23 2017
Pros: Everything couldn't have worked out betterCons: Only 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
Cons: 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
7.2 Good (11 reviews)
1 location in State College
Budget
Locations in State College
2493 Fox Hill Road+1 814 237 9750
Monday07:00 - 23:30
Tuesday07:00 - 23:30
Wednesday07:00 - 23:30
Thursday07:00 - 23:30
Friday07:00 - 23:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 6.3
  • 7.8
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodOct 27 2020
Cons: Informed by agent at University Park Airport as to 29 minute grace period
10.0 ExcellentAug 29 2020
Cons: Easy. 5 stars.
4.8 OkayOct 29 2019
Cons: The car was very durty....everything else was ok..
7.2 GoodAug 31 2019
Pros: Price.Cons: 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
Pros: Very quick pickup and drop-off.Cons: Car was very dirty upon pickup.
6.0 GoodMar 8 2017
Pros: QuickCons: Did not have small er cars
From $69/dayRated #6
Hertz
6.6 Good (28 reviews)
2 locations in State College
Hertz
Locations in State College
200 W. Beaver Avenue+1 814 424 3423
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
2493 Fox Hill Road+1 814 237 1728
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 6.7
  • 6.8
  • 6.8
  • 6.6
  • 6.2
Recent reviews
4.8 OkaySep 26 2020
Cons: Better price and car could be cleaner.
2.0 MediocreJul 8 2020
Pros: Nothing...never was so disappointed in my whole lifeCons: Booth was closed , sign said somebody would be there to see me , after 45 minutes I left
10.0 ExcellentFeb 17 2020
Pros: Staff what is friendly and efficient. Pick up and drop off was easy.Cons: 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
Pros: Staff was prompt and helpful.
9.6 ExcellentDec 29 2017
Pros: Service was prompt, courteous
10.0 ExcellentJul 15 2017
Pros: Helpful and friendly staff.
2.0 MediocreJun 12 2017
Hertz is the worst?Cons: 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
Pros: Car was nice, ran well and got good mileageCons: Car was dirty, salesperson unfriendly and unhelpful, additional charges we weren't warned about were added.
4.0 OkayMay 21 2017
Cons: 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.
4.8 OkayMay 16 2017
Rental fee raised 4 timesPros: Car types were sufficientCons: The rental fee showed on kayak was 80+ for two days, but I was charged for 320+ when I rent the car at Hertz in the state college airport. I was surprised but the Hertz staffs kept telling me that the fee was for tax blablabla... And I was too tired to bargain.
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From $72/dayRated #7
National
6 Good (4 reviews)
1 location in State College
National
Locations in State College
2493 Fox Hill Rd+1 814 237 1771
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday10:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 18:00
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6.5
  • 5.5
Recent reviews
7.6 GoodFeb 15 2016
Generally a good experiencePros: Fairly priced, new cars.Cons: 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
Pros: Pretty fastCons: I am still waiting for my final receipt....
Easirent
1 location in State College
Easirent
Locations in State College
Penn State University Park 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
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in State College
Sunnycars
Locations in State College
2493 Fox Hill Road
Recent reviews
156 travelers who rented a car in State College gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.9

Car rental locations in or near State College

Good to know

Most popular agency

Enterprise

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$69/day

Good deal

$56/day

When to book a rental car in State College

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

Top tips for renting a car in State College

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in State College for $56 or less
  • Book your rental car in State College at least 4 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in State College are around 19% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Supplier choice rental cars in State College are around 35% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in State College

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

  • On average a rental car in State College costs $69 per day.

  • Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in State College.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Enterprise ($34/day), Hertz ($45/day) and Budget ($184/day).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in State College is Enterprise (8.1, 52 reviews).

  • Car rental companies onsite at University Park airport include Enterprise, Hertz, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Payless and National.

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

  • In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Enterprise 215 Blue Course Dr Unit B 16803-2915 (1 miles from city center).

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

  • A Economy car rental in State College costs $53 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in State College costs $66 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in State College costs $54 per day, on average.

  • In State College, cars are most frequently rented at Avis 2493 Fox Hill Road (4 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in State College costs $480 per week ($69 per day).

  • On average a rental car in State College costs $2,057 per month ($69 per day).

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