Kentucky car rentals

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Cheap car rentals in Kentucky

Full-size SUV$52/day
Passenger van$176/day
Pickup truck$57/day
Premium SUV$83/day
Supplier choice$24/day
Intermediate SUV$33/day
Compact SUV$34/day
Standard SUV$38/day
Open air all terrain$74/day
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  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car rental locations in Kentucky

    47 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Kentucky

    14 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Kentucky

    10 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Kentucky

    9 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car rental locations in Kentucky

    3 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car rental locations in Kentucky

    3 Locations

  • national

    National car rental locations in Kentucky

    3 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in Kentucky

    3 Locations

  • easirent

    Easirent car rental locations in Kentucky

    2 Locations

  • payless

    Payless car rental locations in Kentucky

    2 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car rental locations in Kentucky

    2 Locations

  • vipcarsrec

    VIPCars Recommendation car rental locations in Kentucky

    2 Locations

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Top tips for renting a car in Kentucky

  • The state of Kentucky has unique terrain, and careful consideration should go into deciding the best car rental vehicle to choose when you visit the state. Kentucky has many hills and rocky terrain, so a good option is a full-size truck or SUV with four-wheel drive. This is especially true if your road trip includes outdoor adventures like fishing, hiking, and kayaking. Many mountainous trails cannot be reached with a traditional vehicle, but a smaller version of an SUV would probably be just right. It’s also worth noting that many small- and full-size vehicles include utility racks to easily transport sporting items.
  • Kentucky enforces child-restraint laws throughout the state, and this includes at all airports and car-rental agencies. Children up to one year old must be secured in an infant seat and positioned facing the rear of the vehicle. Children weighing 20 pounds or more can face the front but must have the proper strap system securing them. Older children ages eight to ten should still use booster seats with the proper straps and should remain in them if possible. Be sure to check your rental agency to make certain they provide child seats when you’re ready to rent a car.
  • Travelers renting a car in Kentucky may want to cross borders. Most car-rental agencies will allow travel to Canada or Mexico, but keep in mind there might be higher fees or additional insurance required. Most companies charge extra insurance to take a rental car into Mexico. Some companies don’t permit certain vehicles like specialty cars or full-size trucks to cross borders. Be sure to check for all the fees and procedures before taking your trip, and let the car agency know that you intend to cross the border.
  • When considering renting a car in Kentucky, it’s good to look carefully at the area you plan to explore to see if there are any toll roads. Most car-rental companies give you an option to get a toll pass card with the rental, so it’s a good idea if your trip is extensive. If you’re planning to camp in state parks, check on information like costs of entry and for costs of staying at a campsite or cabin. If you’re thinking about renting an electric car, ask the agency where charging stations are located throughout the state and whether they are available in the state parks or other remote areas.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Kentucky for $50 or less
  • Book your rental car in Kentucky at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Kentucky are around 3% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Economy rental cars in Kentucky are around 54% cheaper than other car types, on average

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