Car rental at Hartford Bradley Intl Airport

Car rental at Hartford Bradley Intl Airport

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Hartford, CT - Bradley Intl
Feb 3 — Feb 10
Same drop-off
Hartford, CT - Bradley Intl
Thu 2/3
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Thu 2/10
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Rated #1
Dollar
Best rated
7.5 Good (115 reviews)
1 location in Hartford Bradley Intl Airport
Dollar
Locations in Hartford Bradley Intl Airport
  • 7.9
  • 7.7
  • 7.3
  • 7.2
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentNov 22 2021
Check in and dropoff were great and car was fine. My only complaint is that it was never made clear nor explained to me that there would be a $500 hold placed on my debit card on top of the price of the rental. I understand the reasons for doing it, I just don't like that it was not explained to me at check in.
7.9 GoodOct 13 2021
good experience
7.9 GoodSep 19 2021
Easy transport via shuttle to Dollar office. We walked right up to the desk. It seemed to take Forever but car rental Places always do. We got the car and realized that the numbers didn’t match the paperwork. Turns out the wrong tag was on the right car. That took awhile to straighten out but they did. Coke Machine was broken without a sign stating that but one of the ladies gave us 4 bottles of water which we really appreciated.
3.9 MediocreSep 3 2021
Very long wait for pick up…
5.9 OkayJul 24 2021
Cost was insanely expensive, but all rent a cars are that way right now. Cars was a bit old too. Pick up in Hartford took forever, one worker checking in everyone for Dollar, Thrifty and Hertz. She was great, but it took a long time because she was by herself. Drop off in Portland was a mess. No one to check in cars. Still don’t have a receipt more than 24 hours after drop off.
1.9 HorribleJul 20 2021
I am requesting my back reimburse half the day. Was lied to by the attendant
6.0 GoodJul 6 2021
Quick shuttle from airport.Dollar and Hertz were combined which was confusing. Drop-off was time consuming as there was a line to drop-off the car and then only 1 shuttle to the airport so many people had to wait for multiple shuttle trips
6.0 GoodMay 10 2021
coffee splashed in inside door panel of a "sanitized for your protection" vehicle. gotta wonderbetter sings for Dollar location inside and out. all you see is Hertz
2.0 MediocreFeb 22 2021
Our flight was delayed, landing us about 30 minutes after Dollar closed for the night. Before our flight departed, I called the Dollar location directly to inform them. If they wouldn’t be open, I was going to cancel my reservation and book with someone else who would still be there. They assured me it wouldn’t be an issue, and took down my flight information. As soon as we landed, I called again, and nobody answered. We waited for the bus to show, but it never did. They closed at their regular time, and left us stranded. Then, because we didn’t cancel before the time we were supposed to arrive, they refused to refund the money since we prepaid. I would not rent with Dollar again.
2.0 MediocreJan 28 2021
nothingcancellation due to Covid and NO REFUND of $61.
Rated #2
Alamo
8.3 Excellent (53 reviews)
1 location in Hartford Bradley Intl Airport
Alamo
Locations in Hartford Bradley Intl Airport
  • 8.6
  • 8.1
  • 8.2
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
6.8 GoodMay 7 2017
Despite the long line and slow processing of customer, Rental Agent, Renee, did a great job turning-around an otherwise unpleasant experience. She apologized for the long wait, and upon hearing how long I had been waiting, she offered to compensate me with an upgraded vehicle, even though she realized I would never make it to my destination on-time, at that point. Renee was pleasant and helpful.Upon arrival at the Alamo/National location, the line for service was extremely long, only the National desk was open apparently servicing both Alamo and National rentals, and the speed at which the rental agents were processing customers was very slow. Some folks, especially those that had more than one person in their party, chose to leave one person in line while they tried the kiosk to automate processing of their reservation; however, the kiosk was apparently hit or miss, as some folks were able to successfully process their rental reservation, while others had to join back in line because the kiosk would eventually error and not finalize their reservation. I arrived at the Alamo rental location about 9:55am, expecting to be in-out within 5-10 mins, leaving plenty of time for the 40 minute drive that lay ahead of me to get to my destination on-time by 11am. As I was alone, I did not dare step out of line to try one of the hit/miss kiosks as others had tried. And, after over 30 minutes waiting in line, it wasn't until 10:35am when I rental agent, Renee, was finally able to wait on me and process my reservation. I arrived at my destination late due to the delay at the Alamo/National rental location, but please note about Renee in the "What did I like?" section, and how she tried to turn my experience around.
7.2 GoodMay 7 2017
Fuel economyThe associated was flabbergasted when I asked for a copy if the rental agreement, where I had declined all insurance, etc. I've had plenty of issues with past rentals to justify this request. After 10 minutes, he returned and told me the copier was broken and he could not provide me with a copy.
9.2 ExcellentApr 2 2017
The car was clean, drove well, and it was easy to check in and check out of the rental location.Hidden fees were annoying. It would have been nice to have the various taxes and young driver fees included in the (Kayak) search and/or initial bill.
6.4 GoodApr 1 2017
The service was good but the car's condition was not.Checking in and out was quick and easy.The car was slightly dirty on the interior, it smelled like smoke and the exterior could have used a wash. If I hadn't been in such a hurry and it hadn't been so late, I would have gone back inside and asked them the exchange the car for another one.
10.0 ExcellentMar 29 2017
Drop OffSpeedy drop off, great attendeesN/A
10.0 ExcellentMar 27 2017
Pickup & Return Quick & easy !!!Return which really quickSome one should let basics know of car for just three minutes
10.0 ExcellentMar 3 2017
Super fast dropoff processing.
9.6 ExcellentFeb 27 2017
great car , clean, fast checkintaxes and fees !!!!!!
10.0 ExcellentFeb 27 2017
Didn't have car I reserved. But did get a BMW. Nice
8.8 ExcellentFeb 20 2017
Great carQuick upgrade Worth the money Great on gasGPS was horrible took me 7.5 hours to get to DE
Rated #3
Hertz
7.7 Good (86 reviews)
1 location in Hartford Bradley Intl Airport
Hertz
Locations in Hartford Bradley Intl Airport
  • 7.6
  • 7.8
  • 7.6
  • 7.8
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentDec 31 2021
Highly Appreciate the ease of booking rental car via Kayak. Got great price. Hertz rental cars service was really awesome !!
6.0 GoodDec 22 2021
They should check/replace windshield wipers, especially in winter
10.0 ExcellentDec 5 2021
Staff was all very friendly and pick up and drop off was very easy.
7.9 GoodOct 2 2021
The only problems encountered were: The windshield wipers were terrible The drop off in Marquette, MI was confusing at best. There was no agent present when I returned the car. If the AVIS rep hadn't helped me figure out what to do, I'd have been really lost. But the pick up and reservation process was easy and other than the wipers, the Jeep Compass was great.
7.9 GoodSep 28 2021
I had an issue at the front gate at the time of pick up. Somehow my name was registered incorrectly and it took them a good 20 minutes to clarify the ordeal. Once it was cleared up, smooth sailing.
7.9 GoodAug 30 2021
Long wait upon arrival. Car I rented was not available. Tried to offer a smaller car but in the end they ended up giving me a comparable one. Drop off after was easy and the shuttle driver James Smith was super prompt, respectful and helpful (even though he was unfairly harassed by a family of 3 when there were not enough seats for them on the current shuttle).
5.9 OkayAug 25 2021
Persons at the pickup counter were having side conversations and not very pleasant. There were three ladies at the counter. The person servicing me was aloof, distant, and seemed annoyed with the entire process. My card didn't work at the counter so I had to use a different card. I had been having earlier issues with it as well. I apologized and thanked her for being patient, no response but a head nod. Then she started talking about being hungry and then chatter about where to eat with a gentleman and one of the other ladies at the counter. My payment went thru for the deposit on my debit for the $500. The rental was prepaid already. I have had major issues with Hertz over the years. The customer service is usually sub-par and getting some one on the line is usually a 30 min or more wait. I always have issues with getting my deposit returned to me too. I think this is my last time with Hertz. I took a few years to rent again and now I remember why. Still waiting for my deposit or at the very least some information on where it is since my bank said it's a Hertz issue.
1.9 HorribleAug 24 2021
Hertz makes things difficult when you rent thru Kayak- had to change my drop off location (30 miles away so not a big deal) and it took me forever to change it as they said I had a fixed contract. Ugh. Better to rent direct.
3.9 MediocreAug 18 2021
Too much money for a cheap car.
10.0 ExcellentAug 8 2021
Getting my car the person behind the counter was very friendly and efficient
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Rated #4
Budget
7.5 Good (97 reviews)
1 location in Hartford Bradley Intl Airport
Budget
Locations in Hartford Bradley Intl Airport
  • 7.6
  • 7.8
  • 7.3
  • 7.5
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayJan 11 2022
Never received a thank you or a receipt. Very odd! No point person at Bradley or Newark. Company is clearly on autopilot
5.9 OkayOct 13 2021
The car is dirty on the outside, but no like a fluid, this week and breaks. Felt totally unsafe.
7.9 GoodSep 18 2021
A little cramped since avis has aquired budget but overall decent experence
5.9 OkaySep 17 2021
The one MAJOR problem, and this is a real problem, is that there is NO ONE who answers the phone at the airport location or sometimes on the national line. I believe I left something of value in the car and I cannot get through to anyone!!! The national line just keeps saying that I have to keep trying the local. I've been trying non stop for a day and a half. As far as the rental car and process, it is fine if you have luck with doing everything on line.
5.9 OkayAug 28 2021
I was told by an attendant when I dropped off my car at MSP airport location to just leave my keys in the car and they will take care of it. When I reached my next location, I wasn't able to rent my car because my rental policy wasn't closed. The manager had to do an override which extended the time it took to rent second car and it was late...about 1:00 a.m. at that time. Even after a couple days, I haven't received a receipt for that 1st rental at MSP. It was frustrating.
10.0 ExcellentAug 15 2021
Very helpful staff and drivers. Kind and considerate, beyond the call of duty.
10.0 ExcellentAug 13 2021
Loved the experience
10.0 ExcellentJul 18 2021
Even with delayed flight, they were still open.
4.0 OkayMar 29 2021
Cean carCheck-i was horrible. Check out was horrible
5.2 OkayNov 18 2020
Drop off was easy.Pickup attendant seemed bothered we were there. The car had scuffs all down the side that were not disclosed before hand so we took pictures and went back inside and she just scribbled it down on a paper and handed it back to me. And the check engine light came on in the car.
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Rated #5
Payless
7.3 Good (46 reviews)
1 location in Hartford Bradley Intl Airport
Payless
Locations in Hartford Bradley Intl Airport
  • 7.3
  • 7.5
  • 7.3
  • 7
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentNov 1 2021
Like every business these days I think the rental lot was a little under staffed so verbal directions on pick up and drop off were lacking but the lot was close to the airport and the shuttle service was quick and easy. All in all the experience was good!
4.0 OkayOct 23 2021
Long line at check-in. Car dirty. E-receipt was blank. Wrong amount posted to our credit card.
8.0 ExcellentApr 6 2021
Staff were very friendly and helpful! And the price was right.I wish there were a sign that indicated where it was safe to ride over the spikes. We ended up parking outside of the rental location so that we didn't ruin our car. It was also confusing which care rental location to use, because the location on Google Maps no longer exists -- it's now an Amazon location and there's no entrance to the public -- and there were two different car rental locations that listed "Payless" on their signs, so we wasted time driving around until we made some sense of the confusing issues, and we eventually picked one location to see whether it would work out, without knowing for sure that I was in the right place until I actually got inside. Two different people driving around the airport asked me where to find the Payless pickup booth when I still had no idea, so it seems like the setup is a bit confusing in general. PLEASE fix your Google Maps entry, and PLEASE update your signs to make it clear (1) where to go for Payless pickups and (2) where to drive without destroying your car's tires.
4.4 OkayNov 2 2020
quick pick up and drop offthe car that was given to us has a scratches and dents on the front (most probably caused by an accident), the interior of the car smells like someone smoked inside.
10.0 ExcellentOct 19 2020
Staff was friendly, and was able to quickly accommodate my request to extend an extra day, and honored the same rate as the first day.A bottle of water would have been a nice touch after being dehydrated in the air.
10.0 ExcellentOct 8 2020
The staff was very friendlynothing, everything was perfect!
10.0 ExcellentSep 28 2020
Onsite staff=awesome, friendly and efficient.Customer service over the phone was absolutely abysmal.
8.0 ExcellentSep 27 2020
First two cars offered had defects.
4.0 OkayJul 29 2020
Reserved a economy but they gave us a midsize That’s the only plus. But picking up the car was a 30 minutes wait. Even after we told them we were heading to a funeral the two ladies behind the counter totally disregarded us. As we waited inside we saw how rude they were treating other customers. Sorry to say awful experience.Customer service - respect
8.0 ExcellentMay 26 2019
The attendant had trouble ( said she was not familiar computer and printer ) gave a ticket for the wrong vehicle ( in the lot a customer was loading his luggage in the car she sent me to, he showed me the ticket with the same number that was on my ticket ) back inside to wait in line again, do over
Rated #6
Thrifty
6.8 Good (77 reviews)
1 location in Hartford Bradley Intl Airport
Thrifty
Locations in Hartford Bradley Intl Airport
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
  • 6.6
  • 6.9
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
1.9 HorribleSep 25 2021
Worst rental car experience, I’ve ever had! Thrifty not so “Nifty”!
7.9 GoodJul 29 2021
Costomer service was very good.
5.9 OkayJul 19 2021
I was given a Chevy Spark. If they charged $19 or $29 a day, it might have been acceptable. However, at over $100 a day, it was a ridiculously small car with no features. I am 6'3" and it felt like a clown car to me. Shuttle driver and staff were very friendly.
10.0 ExcellentMar 18 2021
So fast, so efficient!We had a short wait for the shuttle but not terrible.
8.0 ExcellentDec 15 2020
drop off and pick up was very easythe care I rented, a Nissan Rogue does not have a seat option to raise and lower it. It was uncomfortable to drive as I am short and was unable to adjust the seat to a better driving position where I could actually see the front end of the car.
7.2 GoodNov 24 2020
Drop off was frustrating; still have not received an email receipt from a Sunday evening return—there was no attendant I could find and am worried it hasn’t been checked in.
4.4 OkayAug 22 2020
Undocumented fees. No notification at any time during the booking and confirmation process. Very disappointing.
5.2 OkayAug 17 2020
Staff was helpful and courteous on pickup and dropoff.The car had a large obstruction (1/1/2 to 2 inches) on the windshield, in the middle of my field of vision. When I picked up the car I just thought it was from a bug, and when the wipers did not remove it I planned on cleaning the windshield myself when I got home (was leaving on a trip early the next morning). The substance on the windshield was like a hardened glue, and I could not remove it. I tried calling your service number but could not reach a representative. I left on my trip (7 hour drive)early the next morning and had to drive with the obstruction in my line of vision.
5.6 OkayJul 25 2020
The car smelled like cigarettes every time I drive.
2.0 MediocreApr 8 2020
Irrelevant.Rental was non-existent due to coronavirus.
Rated #7
Enterprise
8.5 Excellent (28 reviews)
1 location in Hartford Bradley Intl Airport
Enterprise
Locations in Hartford Bradley Intl Airport
  • 8.5
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.3
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodJan 3 2022
Way too much money for what you get extreme rip off!!
10.0 ExcellentOct 11 2021
None
10.0 ExcellentAug 25 2021
Nothing! Was a seamless process to rent our car
10.0 ExcellentDec 18 2020
Everyone I interacted with was kind and helpful
10.0 ExcellentAug 3 2020
The free of charge upgrade
9.6 ExcellentJul 25 2020
The only problem I had was it was difficult to know where to return the vehicle as national was doing all the check-in’s for enterprise and that made it a little weird to get back to the location. It would’ve been helpful if they would’ve given a little more information on that.
10.0 ExcellentApr 23 2017
Quick in and out. no fuss. no excess upsell pressure.
10.0 ExcellentJan 30 2017
Staff was engaging, informative, and helpful...particularly Megan (relatively new employee).
10.0 ExcellentJan 28 2017
Great Company - Always Go the Extra MileWhen we couldn't get all of the baby paraphernalia - and us - into a full-size that we had rented, they worked out an upgrade to an SUV for us. And at 9:30 PM in the evening, with a crying baby, and faced with an hour drive, we can't tell you how nice that was for us.
6.0 GoodJan 2 2017
The care was terrible. the shifter was a dial and I had constant issues
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Rated #8
Avis
7.6 Good (18 reviews)
1 location in Hartford Bradley Intl Airport
Avis
Locations in Hartford Bradley Intl Airport
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 7.6
  • 7.5
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
7.9 GoodSep 14 2021
The staff at AVIS was very friendly. More could have been working at the pick up desk but drop off was very quick
3.9 MediocreSep 14 2021
Reservation was for 10am. Van was not ready until 11am. The cars should already be cleaned and waiting outside for the reservation start time.
3.9 MediocreAug 25 2021
Drop off was terrible. Could not check me out outside. Had to go in and wait to have the person inside tell me I was already checked in and didn’t need anything else.
10.0 ExcellentAug 10 2021
When the Avis agents recognized my 6'-7" son was not going to fit in the Ford Fusion they offered me an upgrade offer that was reasonable for a bigger car. We were so grateful and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in CT.
10.0 ExcellentJul 18 2021
N/A
8.0 ExcellentMay 29 2021
The staff was helpful and the drop off was easy
4.8 OkayMar 27 2019
Not rude just not friendlyBe friendly
7.6 GoodMar 22 2018
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10.0 ExcellentOct 30 2017
N-a
5.2 OkaySep 18 2017
avis didnt have same size SUV that I Paid forthey upcharged me for a larger SUV, since they did not have a chevy Tahoe, or similar size. I had already been quoted a price, but then when they either had a smaller size or larger, and I really needed something as big as a Tahoe, they charged me $20 per day extra for a ford expedition! this seemed unfair, since it was not my fault they did not have a Tahoe at the Avis site. Like, why give me a price quote and time to pick up at the site, if you don't have that model in stock? They should have alerted me ahead of time to make different choices.
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Sunnycars
2 locations in Hartford Bradley Intl Airport
Sunnycars
Locations in Hartford Bradley Intl Airport
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Easirent
1 location in Hartford Bradley Intl Airport
Easirent
Locations in Hartford Bradley Intl Airport
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National
1 location in Hartford Bradley Intl Airport
National
Locations in Hartford Bradley Intl Airport
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520 travelers who rented a car in Hartford Bradley Intl Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.6

Car rental locations at Hartford Bradley Intl Airport

Good to know

Most popular agency

Thrifty

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

$58/day

Good deal

$45/day

Top tips for renting a car at Hartford Bradley Intl Airport

  • Hiring car rentals at Bradley International Airport (BDL) is ideal for getting to Windsor Locks or any other destination in Connecticut. Car rentals are a fast and sure way of getting to your destination without worrying about fare hikes or schedules. With car rentals, travelers get the flexibility of visiting Windsor Locks eateries, museums and attractions at their own pace. Car rentals offer you more space, plus room to fit in any amount of luggage you need. Hartford Bradley International Airport car rentals are money and time-saving means saving you the hassle of connecting rides to your preferred destination. Travelers are spoilt for choices when it comes to adventure in Connecticut with car rentals.
  • Getting car rentals at Hartford Airport is an easy process if you have an arrival at the airport. Once you pick up your luggage from the baggage claim area, proceed to the courtesy bus pick-up location. If you arrive at the new terminal building, head outside the first roadway. If you arrive at terminal B, proceed outside the second street. There are complimentary shuttle rides from the roadways to the car rental center. Most rental car companies at Hartford Airport operate from 4 am to 12 am. If you need to pick up car rentals, consider making prior arrangements with the car rental company for after-hour services. There are about eight rental companies in the facility with plenty of car options, so getting car rentals is easy.
  • Once you are ready to return the car rental, drive back to the facility. Most companies have the same pickup and drop off location. Input address 4 Schoephoester Road, Windsor Locks. Before returning car rentals ensure to check with your rental agreement's fuel policy. Most companies have a full-to-full fuel policy, so if you picked up the rental car with a full gas tank, be sure to drop it off with a fuel gas tank to avoid steep charges on the rental bill. Once you get to the facility, look for car rental return signs which will lead you straight to the parking lot. Some companies have self-service kiosks, so you won't need to go to the counter. They offer drop boxes and online booths where customers input their details and leave the rental contract with the car keys.
  • Picking up car rentals at Hartford Bradley Airport can be hectic on certain days, hours and seasons. During the holidays and weekends, rental services can be slower due to many customers. During the day, 6 am to 9 am, 11 am to 1 pm, and 4 pm to 7 pm are the busiest hours for pickups. If you wish to avoid waiting in line at the rental counters, reserve a car before your arrival day at your preferred company. Alternatively, you can also opt for offsite car rental locations to provide pick up services and shuttle rides from the airport.
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