Winston-Salem car rentals

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Winston-Salem, NC
Dec 1 — Dec 8
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Winston-Salem, NC
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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 locations16
Airport locations4
Popular agenciesHertz, Priceless, Avis, Budget

Cheap car rentals in Winston-Salem

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Winston-Salem car rental reviews and directory

From $33/dayRated #1
Budget
Best rated
Cheapest deal
8.1 Excellent (32 reviews)
2 locations in Winston-Salem
Budget
Locations in Winston-Salem
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.1
  • 7.9
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
1.9 HorribleJun 24 2021
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 ExcellentMay 21 2021
Staff was super friendly, treated me as if I was an old friend.
10.0 ExcellentApr 24 2021
Yes to bothWould 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.
8.0 ExcellentMar 23 2021
Yes the process was easy
10.0 ExcellentMar 9 2021
Everything was convenient and easy. The staff was super friendly and very accommodating!Everything was perfect!!!!
6.4 GoodJun 17 2019
Staff was nice. Car was clean. Service was quickThe car was not filled full tank which I realized only after I started driving, but I re-filled it full tank before returning. I got cheated (and had to pay more in fuel) because of this. I could not wait to complain while returning since I had a flight to take
10.0 ExcellentJun 3 2019
All was easy .. could not have been better
8.0 ExcellentFeb 11 2019
No one to receive car at turn in
6.0 GoodJan 11 2018
I didn't expect..It got me there with no major issues.It had been smoked in and it surprised the attendant whose cleaner didn't alert him. It felt like it was a car on the Log Ride at the amusement park so either the alignment was off or this is the scariest designed car ever.
5.6 OkayOct 5 2017
Short line checked out quickGirl at desk was rolling her eyes and slightly aggressive towards customer on phone.... no customer wants to see that. There was also an issue with a partial refund ( for the gas I put into the vehicle I had to return) for which I was dissapointwd to see her blame the previous employee that rented me the car. I ended up only getting part of a refund I was promised but dude that even bother mentioning as it was all I could handle. It's unfortunate paying less results in less customer care
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From $40/dayRated #2
Hertz
Most popular
6.8 Good (56 reviews)
4 locations in Winston-Salem
Hertz
Locations in Winston-Salem
  • 6.9
  • 6.9
  • 6.7
  • 6.6
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentSep 13 2021
Car had a slight bit of road noise from the tires.
7.9 GoodJul 12 2021
Vehicle rented had lots of room to stretch legs when driving
10.0 ExcellentApr 6 2021
Staff was friendly. Easy of transaction.Everything was perfect.
8.0 ExcellentMar 15 2021
Drop off was easy. Staff were friendly.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 ExcellentMar 9 2021
I liked the upgrade to a bigger better car.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 MediocreJul 18 2020
Nothing actually!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 MediocreJan 1 2020
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.Just went to Avis from the start; which is what I'll be doing in the future.
2.0 MediocreJul 1 2019
The staff was kindI was given a vehicle held together by duct tape. Literally. Duct tape.
2.8 MediocreApr 24 2019
Rent a wreck cars came to mind car appearance was best up scratched up ran loud door runner falling off and radio shot. They did not have much to choose from. Over price and surprise extra charge at counter People were nice but product thumbs down.
6.8 GoodApr 8 2019
No cruise control.
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From $43/dayRated #3
Enterprise
8.5 Excellent (13 reviews)
4 locations in Winston-Salem
Enterprise
Locations in Winston-Salem
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
5.9 OkayAug 1 2021
The car I reserved wasn't there when I arrived to pick it up. They were going to give me a pick-up (I reserved a small Kia) first, then a minivan and then finally they gave me a Nissan Altima. That was fine and got great gas mileage, except there must have been a leak in one of the tires, because I got a warning on the dash that it was low and had to stop and put air in it FIVE TIMES over the 8 day rental. Not a great experience overall. They took $100 off my total in the end, but it was still crazy expensive.
8.0 ExcellentDec 13 2020
Really tight for the money. No luggage space
5.2 OkayJul 14 2020
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 MediocreJun 1 2020
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 ExcellentMar 16 2020
The staff was friendly, thoroughly explained everything and patient.
10.0 ExcellentSep 16 2019
Staff was friendly and helpful.
10.0 ExcellentSep 15 2018
Customer service top priority!Enterprise knows how to treat customers. From pickup to return everyone who helped me was so professional, helpful, and extremely courteous.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 1 2017
Dreat rental experienceThis was my first time using Kayak to get a rental car and it was a very easy process. The price was the same when compared to Enterprise Car rental but I had to enter discount codes to get the best price on Enterprise so this saved me the hassle of that extra step. Plus you can purchase 3rd party car rental insurance for less than half the cost from the renter.
10.0 ExcellentSep 3 2016
Great ride, excellent serviceCar was clean and well maintainedSoap in washer fluid
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From $38/dayRated #4
Avis
6.9 Good (13 reviews)
2 locations in Winston-Salem
Avis
Locations in Winston-Salem
  • 7.3
  • 7
  • 7
  • 6.6
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreApr 9 2021
Not a single thingThey 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 GoodDec 14 2020
Staff was very nice and the car was clean.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 GoodJun 22 2020
Boston drop off was great and easy thank you.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 ExcellentOct 19 2018
customer service was extraordinary.
5.6 OkayMar 28 2018
Car was not clean & smelled like smokeConvenient pickup and drop off locationsI 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:(
6.0 GoodNov 15 2017
MileageStaff was easy to work with and location was convenientCar had almost 40,000 miles on it although it worked okay
10.0 ExcellentOct 13 2017
Excellent RideGreat car and rate. Would’ve spent more if I went any other route.
10.0 ExcellentOct 10 2017
Easy drop off and pick up.None
2.8 MediocreJul 27 2017
The van I reserved was not available when I went to pick it up. I was overcharged for the vehicle after I dropped it off. Despite filling the tank, I was charged a $32 refueling fee. Took 4 separate conversations with customer service to adjust the charges and it still paid a higher than the rate I was told at the counter, "but there is nothing we can do about the representative giving you false information." The local facility is understaffed and the cooperate support / customer service is pitiful.
6.4 GoodSep 16 2016
Car in poor conditionThe car had multiple scratches and small dents. The back seat appears to have a possible cigarette burn.
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Easirent
1 location in Winston-Salem
Easirent
Locations in Winston-Salem
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Priceless
1 location in Winston-Salem
Priceless
Locations in Winston-Salem
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From $57/day
Rent-A-Wreck
1 location in Winston-Salem
Rent-A-Wreck
Locations in Winston-Salem
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Sunnycars
1 location in Winston-Salem
Sunnycars
Locations in Winston-Salem
Recent reviews
114 travelers who rented a car in Winston-Salem gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.4

Car rental locations in or near Winston-Salem

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$49/day

Good deal

$37/day

When to book a rental car in Winston-Salem

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Car rental insurance in Winston-Salem

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Winston-Salem car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Winston-Salem.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car rental insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Winston-Salem car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Winston-Salem

  • 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 $37 or less
  • Book your rental car in Winston-Salem at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in Winston-Salem are around 29% cheaper than other car types, on average

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