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Cheap car rentals in Louisiana

Full-size SUV$51/day
Pickup truck$34/day
Premium SUV$61/day
Compact SUV$33/day
Standard SUV$36/day
Supplier choice$37/day
Intermediate SUV$38/day
Open air all terrain$50/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car in Louisiana

  • Travelers planning a trip to the "Sportsman’s Paradise" state of Louisiana should consider many factors before choosing a vehicle for the journey. Summer is hot and muggy, and the winters are often mild, but the state is known for its hurricanes and tropical storms. The terrain, depending on where you go, can be swampy and wet. A larger, stable vehicle makes more sense, especially if you plan to do outdoor activities like fishing, boating, and hiking. Trucks or hybrid cars with roof racks make sense for transporting kayaks or camping gear. Because there’s a chance of high water in the late summer to winter months, a vehicle with a higher threshold might be a smart choice.
  • If you’re traveling with young children, always check with the car-rental agency to make sure they provide car seats. Louisiana has strict laws regarding child safety seats, and children one year or younger, or those weighing less than 20 pounds, must be seated in a rear-facing car seat. Children heavier than 20 pounds must be front-facing and properly strapped. Booster seats are for children 40 pounds or more. Older children should have seatbelt straps over the shoulder and lap. It is the driver’s responsibility to make sure the child is properly secured in the correct seat.
  • When renting a car in Louisiana, some travelers might want to cross borders to other countries. Most car-rental agencies in Louisiana allow border crossings, but there are distinct rules for doing so. Many agencies will charge additional insurance for crossing into Mexico, and some might not allow it at all. Some will not permit certain vehicles like luxury cars or larger vehicles to cross to another country. Be sure to ask about all the possible fees, as every agency is different. Also, be sure to let the car-rental agency know you intend to take the car across the border.
  • It’s a good practice to ask about tolls in Louisiana before renting a car. The state uses GeauxPass, a statewide toll system for roads and bridges all over the state. Most car agencies will give you an option to purchase a card pass, and if you plan on extensive travel in the state, it’s worth it to easily bypass the tolls. It also makes your road trip more enjoyable, since you don’t have to stop at each toll to pay the fee.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Louisiana for $55 or less
  • Book your rental car in Louisiana at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Louisiana are around 41% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Full-size rental cars in Louisiana are around 96% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Louisiana

  • Should I rent a car in Louisiana?

    Renting a car on a trip to Louisiana is a fun option that’ll let you see places you wouldn’t otherwise get to see. This Deep Southern state has so many different terrains and roads, you’ll be glad you rented a car to see it all. The Great River Road is a prime example of a breathtaking route that you need to experience in a car. One of the oldest roads in the state, it winds through historic sites and natural areas before terminating at the Gulf.

  • What is driving like in Louisiana?

    If you’re near a city like New Orleans, driving might become a challenging feat, as the vibrant, high city pace often makes the highways more stressful. One thing you might notice is the deteriorating condition of many roads from wind and water damage from past hurricanes, and this is especially true in the hard-hit parishes. The more rural drives are different and are much more laid back, as drivers will enjoy the state’s wide-open river country.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Louisiana?

    Because younger drivers are considered a liability by many of the state’s car-rental agencies, some Louisiana rental companies will not rent to drivers under twenty five. Most of Louisiana’s car-rental companies charge drivers younger than twenty five an additional fee. This is a daily charge that is added to the rental bill, and it can add up quickly. Keep in mind that some rental agencies will not rent to drivers under twenty five at all. To save money on these fees, list another adult who is at least twenty five as your driver.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Louisiana?

    On average a rental car in Louisiana costs $59 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Louisiana?

    Intermediate (Nissan Rogue or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Louisiana.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Louisiana?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Budget ($28/day), Ace ($32/day) and Hertz ($33/day).

  • What is the best rental car company in Louisiana?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Louisiana are Enterprise Rent-A-Car (7.5, 75 reviews), and Budget (6.8, 119 reviews).

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Louisiana?

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

  • Where should I rent a car in Louisiana?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to rent a car in Louisiana are Baton Rouge (53% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Louisiana), Alexandria (11%) and Monroe (10%).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Louisiana?

    On average a rental car in Louisiana costs $494 per week ($71 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Louisiana costs $2,117 per month ($71 per day).

Car rental directory

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car rental locations in Louisiana

    34 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Louisiana

    20 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Louisiana

    10 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Louisiana

    9 Locations

  • greenmotion

    GREEN MOTION car rental locations in Louisiana

    4 Locations

  • national

    National car rental locations in Louisiana

    4 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in Louisiana

    3 Locations

  • easirent

    Easirent car rental locations in Louisiana

    2 Locations

  • vipcarsrec

    VIPCars Recommendation car rental locations in Louisiana

    2 Locations

  • ace

    Ace car rental locations in Louisiana

    1 Location

  • acerentacar

    Ace Rent-a-Car car rental locations in Louisiana

    1 Location

  • acerentalcars

    Ace Rental Cars car rental locations in Louisiana

    1 Location

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