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Winston-Salem car rentals from $28/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Winston-Salem with a pick-up date of 7/9 and drop-off date of 7/10. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Winston-Salem

  • Rent 4×4 cheap car rentals in Winston-Salem during winter as these are more equipped to handle the snowy terrain. Winter in Winston-Salem lasts from November to February. Winston-Salem and nearby towns like Kernersville and High Point experience high feet of snow, so a 4×4 best handles the snow, especially if you plan to tour these cities. Roads with the worst slippery conditions due to the ice include Robinhood Road and some roads near Piedmont Triad International Airport. Drivers of Winston-Salem rentals should be extremely cautious when driving on these roads or use GPS to find alternate routes. A 4×4 will also allow you to tour Quarry Park despite the rough terrain leading to the attraction.
  • Drivers of cheap car rentals in Winston-Salem can ensure the safety of all road users by adhering to the road rules. It is illegal to operate a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or any substance that causes impairment. Move over one lane and slow down to make way for approaching emergency vehicles with flashing lights like law enforcement. Moreover, yield to pedestrians at marked or unmarked intersections. Every passenger in the vehicle, whether in the front or rear seats, should wear seat belts. On the other hand, children under eight or 80 pounds should ride while secured to a child or booster seat.
  • Swiftly navigate from Winston-Salem to other North Carolina cities using the major highways. The Interstate-40 is a key highway connecting cities in the Piedmont region, which include Winston-Salem, Greensboro, and High Point. It also connects Winston-Salem to other cities like Durham and Raleigh. The Interstate-285 is another major highway connecting Winston-Salem to Lexington. The U.S. 311 Freeway connects Winston-Salem in the south to Randleman and interchanges to U.S.52, which heads straight to downtown.
  • If you would like a budget-friendly, convenient, and restriction-free mode of transport when visiting Winston-Salem, renting a car from car rentals in Winston-Salem is a recommendable option. You don't have to worry about drop-off points being too far from your destination or not being able to reach your destination on time because you have to adhere to public transportation schedules. Even better, most cars from Winston-Salem car rentals come with up-to-date GPS navigation systems, so you won't have to worry about getting lost either. Better yet, you'll be able to check everything off your itinerary as you'll have enough time to go to all the places you want to visit on your own schedule. You can even add more attractions to your list, like the North Carolina Zoo, which is just 54 miles away. Or take a scenic drive through the Blue Ridge Parkway, which is about 99 miles away.
  • The Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) has on-site car rental counters from agencies, including Budget, Avis, Hertz, and Enterprise. The rental car counter is located in the baggage claim lobby, and the cars are parked right outside. Reserving your car in advance through KAYAK could make it easier for you as you'll have the option to just pick it up at the airport.
  • One of the most important things you have to watch out for in downtown Winston-Salem is pedestrians, especially at intersections. There are approximately 400 intersections in Winston-Salem, and even though most of them have pedestrian signals, reckless drivers and distracted pedestrians can lead to accidents. The North Point Boulevard and University Parkway intersection is especially dangerous. As a motorist, you are obligated to yield at crosswalks and take care when passing cyclists.
  • Winston-Salem is a relatively small city and rush hour spans from around 7am to 9am in the morning and from around 5pm to 6pm in the evening. Even during rush hours, traffic moves quite well unless you hit an accident. More traffic is found on US 421, Interstate-40, and US 52, but it rarely comes to a full stop. Apart from rush-hour traffic, winter roads in Piedmont Triad can be quite risky due to snow and ice, which makes it advisable to have a powerful car equipped to handle Winston-Salem winters.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Winston-Salem for $50 or less
  • Book your rental car in Winston-Salem at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Winston-Salem are around 31% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Mini rental cars in Winston-Salem are around 24% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Winston-Salem

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Winston-Salem?

    Winston-Salem roads are more suitable for on-road cars, so depending on your capacity needs and budget, you can get anything from an economy to a compact, standard, or minivan. Car rentals in Winston-Salem also have a wide range of cars to choose from.

  • What’s the speed limit in Winston-Salem?

    Statewide, the speed limit for interstate highways stands at 55mph unless otherwise posted. When driving on all city-owned streets in Winston-Salem, you need to keep the speed limit at 35mph, and school zones demand a limit of 25mph. You'll find that Winston-Salem has real live traffic cameras that catch any unlawful behavior, so be careful.

  • Where are the best places to park in Winston-Salem?

    On-street parking is available in Winston-Salem. The city has around 800 metered spaces, which means parking spaces are never too far away. Most parking meters allow from 1h to 2h of free parking, although others allow as many as 10h. There's a parking deck program in the city that offers discount stamps for lower parking rates on public parking decks. Some of these parking decks include the Church Deck and Cherry Deck.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Winston-Salem?

    On average a rental car in Winston-Salem 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 Winston-Salem found in the last 2 weeks is $41.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Winston-Salem?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Budget ($36/day), Avis ($36/day) and Hertz ($41/day).

  • How much is gas price in Winston-Salem?

    The average gas price in Winston-Salem is $3.74 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $45 and $60, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Winston-Salem?

    Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Winston-Salem.

  • Which car rental companies are at Smith-Reynolds airport (INT)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Smith-Reynolds airport include Budget, Hertz and Avis.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Smith-Reynolds airport (INT)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Smith-Reynolds airport to off-airport locations include Budget, Hertz, and Avis.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Winston-Salem?

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

  • How much does a Mini car rental cost in Winston-Salem?

    A Mini car rental in Winston-Salem costs $115 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Full Size car rental cost in Winston-Salem?

    A Full Size car rental in Winston-Salem costs $208 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Premium car rental cost in Winston-Salem?

    A Premium car rental in Winston-Salem costs $158 per day, on average.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Winston-Salem?

    On average a rental car in Winston-Salem costs $440 per week ($63 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Winston-Salem?

    On average a rental car in Winston-Salem costs $1,885 per month ($63 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Winston-Salem?

    Most car rental providers in Winston-Salem offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Winston-Salem, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.

  • How many car agencies are operating in Winston-Salem?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 8 car rental agencies in Winston-Salem.

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Winston-Salem?

    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!).

  • Why should I use KAYAK to rent a car in Winston-Salem?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Winston-Salem so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.

  • Which is the best place to rent a vehicle in Winston-Salem?

    Piedmont Triad International Airport is not the only rental location for travelers seeking Winston-Salem car rentals. A rental car center is available near downtown Winston-Salem on Hanes Mall Circle, with Avis and Budget as providers. Enterprise is also along S Stratford Road. All these companies provide a broad range of vehicles for hire and offer add-ons like GPS.

  • Does Winston-Salem have toll roads?

    Yes, Interstate 95 and Interstate 40 are Winston-Salem’s main toll roads. They connect the city to other cities within the Piedmont Triad like Greensboro and outside it like Raleigh. Get an NC QuickPass that conveniently enables you to pay for the tolls while on the go.

Winston-Salem car rental reviews and directory

Budget

7.0

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.9

Value for money

7.1

2 locations in Winston-Salem

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Locations in Winston-Salem

140 Hanes Mall Circle

+1 336 794 0237

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday10:00 - 14:00

3800 Norfleet Drive

+1 336 661 7532

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday10:00 - 14:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Great

4.0 Mediocre

Apr 2024

KAYAK
1 They did not have the car I needed when I arrived for my appointment, gave me a poor substitute that was filthy 2 It took 4 calls to customer service before I even got to talk with someone who could help me. 3The only reason I even give 1 star is the awesome clerk in Fort Walton beach that got me what I needed and adjusted my bill for my inconvenienced. 4 3 days after returning car ON TIME, I received a text stating I needed to return the car. Another call to customer service.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2022

KAYAK
I liked the hybrid car. Have more hybrid vehicles available.

1.9 Poor

Jun 2021

KAYAK
Pickup in Winston-Salem was great! The problems arose during my drop off during after-hours at RDU. Website reported office would be closed, but car could be dropped off and shuttle service would be available. I arrived and followed signs to leave car in Avis lot...there, I found a car blocking the entrance. Another desperate driver arrived and helped me navigate around the blocked car. We had to drag our luggage around for several minutes to find a shuttle service at another rental company. Airport police was called but couldn't help. Officer indicated this was a problem reported previously. I would have missed my flight without the gentleman's help...this was after driving 2 hrs to arrive by 3am. It was a nightmare!!

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was super friendly, treated me as if I was an old friend.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes to both

Cons:

Would be nice to to have a drop box to drop off the night before for early morning returns. Life does happen and things Pop up unexpectedly.

1 out of 7

Hertz

6.6

Best rated
Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.7

Value for money

6.7

5 locations in Winston-Salem

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Locations in Winston-Salem

1320 Old Salisbury Road

+1 336 771 8872

Monday10:00 - 14:00
Tuesday10:00 - 14:00
Wednesday10:00 - 14:00
Thursday10:00 - 14:00
Friday10:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 18:00

1490 Peters Creek Pkwy

+1 336 771 8872

Monday10:00 - 14:00
Tuesday10:00 - 14:00
Wednesday10:00 - 14:00
Thursday10:00 - 14:00
Friday10:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 18:00

1540 Hanes Mall Blvd Suite 100

+1 704 425 2207

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30

2731 Peterscreek Parkway

+1 336 788 5340

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 18:00

3800 Norfleet Drive

+1 336 744 0310

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
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2.0 Poor

May 2024

KAYAK
Didn’t like anything had to cancel because they wanted to see a physical card even though everything was paid for in advance and I had id …I was waiting on a replacement card in the mail and used Apple Pay when I booked it …I don’t understand why they needed my card again even tho every fee was paid they couldn’t tell me why either…had to cancel and lost out on a 100 dollars ended up using Turo way better experience

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly. Easy of transaction.

Cons:

Everything was perfect.

8.0 Very good

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was easy. Staff were friendly.

Cons:

The radio in our car didn't work so we called the main number. Woman told us to call the local rental agency and gave us two numbers, neither of which worked. We tried to use the bluetooth and stream music, but that didn't work either. We stuck it out with the car but no radio makes for a long ride.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

I liked the upgrade to a bigger better car.

Cons:

Not having to worry about whether there would be a car in the lot for me at my designated time would be better.

2.0 Poor

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing actually!

Cons:

The prices were ridiculous, the van was dirty, kept warning it needed an oil change, reaked of CIGARETTES and was almost unbearable to drive from Winston-Salem to Charlotte with my mother in law in kids so we could get to the airport all together! Never again will I rent from y’all AND I will be contacting corporate office about my experience as well.

2.0 Poor

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The customer service line was fine and was able to answer my questions, however my requirements for rental were not clearly pointed out. I reserved a car for the next day but the pick up location I was referred to was an airport which wouldn't allow me to rent with a debit card without a flight reservation. Just too much red tape. Went to Avis and rented a car within 30 minutes.

Cons:

Just went to Avis from the start; which is what I'll be doing in the future.

1 out of 12

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.2

Most popular

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.0

Value for money

7.2

4 locations in Winston-Salem

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1442 S Stratford Rd

+1 336 760 1879

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

2111 Peters Creek Pkwy

+1 336 725 2516

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday09:00 - 18:00

3080 University Pkwy

+1 336 661 9222

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

510 W 2nd St

+1 336 480 2502

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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2.0 Poor

Apr 2024

KAYAK
I have already complained to customer service about this experience but the car was dirty, smelled like weed and had no gas.

8.0 Very good

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Really tight for the money. No luggage space

5.2 Fair

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

I had to wait for over 20 min just to drop the car off. Very understaffed. They did not have the car I reserved when I arrived. I was given another vehicle and was charged more. The car was not as nice as the one I had reserved.

2.0 Poor

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

They did not have the car I reserved when we got there. Had to find another car rental company. Wasted my time driving to enterprise then waiting in line then finding out no van was available

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was friendly, thoroughly explained everything and patient.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and helpful.

1 out of 4

Avis

5.3

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

5.6

2 locations in Winston-Salem

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140 Hanes Mall Circle

+1 336 794 0234

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday10:00 - 14:00

3800 Norfleet Drive

+1 336 767 6230

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday10:00 - 14:00

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2.0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
There was no car for me to pick up. You were totally out of cars!!! Crazy!!!

2.0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Not a single thing

Cons:

They could have had the right address on goggle and Apple Maps. They could have answered the phone in the two hours I tried to call. Most importantly they could have HAD MY CAR READY. Had to wait 5 extra hours and never did get my car. Had to settle for a different one. Amazing rude staff. Like, i dont know how they are in business rude.

6.0 Okay

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very nice and the car was clean.

Cons:

No one was there for the drop off! No one helped me and I had to hide keys under the monitor on a desk. So dangerous

6.4 Okay

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Boston drop off was great and easy thank you.

Cons:

The staff at the pickup location was rude, made a comment about my inability to figure out the apple carplay when i asked for help, and also insinuated that i was upgraded to a larger car when in fact i got exactly what i reserved, and when i asked about the potential to upgrade i was dismissed. The tires on the car i rented should be inspected, i hydroplaned several times while driving in the rain going at or under the speed limit. Likely will not use Avis again.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

customer service was extraordinary.

5.6 Fair

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Convenient pickup and drop off locations

Cons:

I think Avis could do better presenting their cars. A quick rinse & vacum goes a long way. The smell however...? Drive three hours in an ash tray:(

1 out of 6

Dollar

6.8

Okay

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One location in Winston-Salem

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2731 Peterscreek Parkway

+1 336 788 5340

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 18:00

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Easirent

3.9

Poor

No reviews available

One location in Winston-Salem

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Smith Reynolds Airport

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Priceless

3.8

Poor

No reviews available

One location in Winston-Salem

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375 Peters Creek Parkway

+1 336 748 9021

Monday09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday09:00 - 18:00
Thursday09:00 - 18:00
Friday09:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 18:00

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Rent-A-Wreck

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One location in Winston-Salem

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375 Peters Creek Parkway

+1 336 748 9021

Monday09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday09:00 - 18:00
Thursday09:00 - 18:00
Friday09:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 18:00

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125 travelers who rented a car in Winston-Salem gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.1

Car rental locations in or near Winston-Salem

Good to know

Most popular agency

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

$63/day

Good deal

$50/day

When to book a rental car in Winston-Salem

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Winston-Salem car rental information

Pick-up locationWinston-Salem
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Minivan, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations17
Airport locations4
Popular agenciesTuro, Budget, Avis, Hertz