Car rental at Louisville Standiford Field Airport

Car rental at Louisville Standiford Field Airport

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Louisville, KY - Standiford Field
Jan 29 — Feb 5
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Louisville, KY - Standiford Field
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Cheap car rentals in Louisville Standiford Field Airport

Economy$31/day
Compact$31/day
Intermediate$34/day
Standard$34/day
Full-size$36/day
Minivan$56/day
Full-size SUV$49/day
Luxury$58/day
Premium SUV$102/day
Intermediate SUV$38/day
Standard SUV$44/day
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Louisville Standiford Field Airport car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Alamo
Best rated
8.8 Excellent (179 reviews)
1 location in Louisville Standiford Field Airport
Alamo
Locations in Louisville Standiford Field Airport
  • 8.8
  • 8.9
  • 8.7
  • 8.8
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreNov 3 2021
Hi The Truck had an issue when I loaded the back of it on the Highway the left front tire was acting up was very unsafe driving almost had an accident
10.0 ExcellentSep 20 2021
Only downside: the car said "maintenance required" from the moment we drove out of the lot: and that was a little worrisome. Otherwise all good.
10.0 ExcellentAug 17 2021
They didnt get the price i got, AND they honored the price in the email confirmation!! Thankfully!! And I had the email w me.
7.9 GoodJul 26 2021
Well I just want to say, that the pick up and drop off is too far to walk with all luggage and kids. Price was higher that what I expected, but I have no choice.
8.0 ExcellentJan 4 2021
Staff great easy drop of ffLower prices of one way drop off
8.0 ExcellentJan 4 2021
Staff was greatLower prices for one way drop off
2.0 MediocreDec 30 2020
Nothing. They will let you book a car without having any cars!Actually had cars available.
2.0 MediocreDec 27 2020
The car was nice/cleanI reserved a car for 12pm ET. Upon arrival, I was told there were no available cars and would need to wait a few hours until other drivers return their vehicles. I was stuck at the airport with nowhere to go, finally got a car around 2:30pm but didn't arrive in the evening until late Saturday evening. When I originally inquired about how there were no cars available despite confirming a reservation the week before, the front desk employees got a bit defensive. In the end, I made it to my destination. But it was a pretty bad experience overall.
3.2 MediocreOct 5 2020
Had to wait an hour in the cold standing in the lot waiting for the car. The attendant just came once and said we have your car in a few and the. Disappeared back in his booth and just ignored when ever I asked how long do I have to wait.Have my car ready and provide a discount, communication about the vehicle. Better customer service
10.0 ExcellentSep 14 2020
The lady on phone was nice the airport people where nice it was clean in airport and easy to rent carNothing at all wpsh I could get capr apt airport without online reservation
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Rated #2
Thrifty
7.6 Good (104 reviews)
1 location in Louisville Standiford Field Airport
Thrifty
Locations in Louisville Standiford Field Airport
  • 8.1
  • 7.9
  • 7.4
  • 7.3
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentDec 30 2021
Pleasant experience.
6.0 GoodDec 23 2021
The guy at the desk was really really nice but there was only one of him and he was in charge of two separate car rental companies which required separate computers. He also had really really nice customers who loved talking to him. This made each interaction last between 20-40 minutes. We were 4th in line, got there at 445 because we needed to leave town at 7, and we didnt get the rental car til almost 7, which pushed our schedule back quite a bit.
10.0 ExcellentMay 24 2021
Returning the car was a snap.nothing
2.0 MediocreMay 23 2021
Staff was great, experience was dreadful. It shouldn't take 1 hour to checkout and pickupThe airport location nis the worst experience I've ever had and Louisville airport
2.0 MediocreMar 3 2021
After waiting in line for 45 minutes they tell me they’re out of cars and cannot honor my reservation, made the previous day.
2.0 MediocreFeb 28 2021
Staff was friendly but was placed in a vw golf during a snow storm. Had to cancel trip bad return wasn't open.Better communication for returns, better cars and safety issues.
7.2 GoodNov 16 2020
Agent at desk was friendlyI was assigned a car but it was not in it's location. I had to find an employee to find another car for me, which took about 15 minutes. The car I received was dirty and definitely wasn't cleaned beyond pre-covid standards. I'm not a germ freak, but greasy fingerprints on the screen and doors and a greasy feeling steering wheel are just nasty.
6.4 GoodSep 20 2020
Never like the "up sale" stuff.The fact that a spouse is not free to drive?! Really in this day and time? Thrifty is on my short list to never use again.
7.2 GoodAug 20 2020
The price and the vehicle was great.At pickup, the vehicle was not ready, and had to wait. The help desk seemed to not want to be working. There was no information given about the return of the vehicle. I had to ask about return from the man working the gate, but even that was not enough. At return, there was no one to close the transaction, Just a sign saying to leave the keys in the car. I had to work with customer service for the next two days to get the extra daily charges removed from my credit card account because no one at the drop off location closed the account. I'll not rent from Thrifty and associated companies again.
9.6 ExcellentJun 24 2020
Staff pretty straight forward, not super friendly but nice enough.Drop off was a bit confusing. No attendant, no instructions.
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Rated #3
Dollar
6.5 Good (110 reviews)
1 location in Louisville Standiford Field Airport
Dollar
Locations in Louisville Standiford Field Airport
  • 6.9
  • 7
  • 6.2
  • 6.1
  • 6.4
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJan 12 2022
Personnel was great. Waited 3.5 hours because there were no cars. Missed our whole first night of the trip for sitting in the airport.
6.0 GoodDec 6 2021
I could not understand the service lady at the rental car pick up desk & felt deceived about the total cost for the rental. Maybe car rental rates have sky rocketed during the pandemic, but I don’t think I got a good deal through Dollar. The vehicle was clean though, which I appreciated.
4.0 OkayOct 19 2021
Car was good. Pick up process took nearly a half hour to get through and it was just me. By far the slowest pick up process, and I had pre paid and made a reservation.
1.9 HorribleOct 3 2021
I paid the lowest rate possible by accepting Dollar's vehicle choice. When I went to the Dollar counter in Louisville airport, I was told that I could upgrade for $15. Being in a hurry and not wanting to argue, I accepted the $15 upcharge. Receipt indicated fuel was full, but it had less than 1/4 fuel in tank. I caught it and mentioned it to supervisor before driving. He asked the three guys there if one of them would fill it up. One guy indicated he just lit his cigarette and the other 2 sitting down, looked at each other and neither responded or stood up. The situation was ignored. After several minutes, one of the 4 entered the vehicle and started to take us, then he stopped and went back to the others. After 4-5 minutes of waiting, I walked over to them, asked what was going on, and then they indicated that they couldn't fuel it up with us in the car. Then another manager came up and told them to give us an upgraded vehicle that was ready to go. It was not as new as the initial Impala offered, but a Malibu is a step up. It was fairly clean, but I stopped to clean the side mirrors, windshield and rear window just for my personal choice and safety. One of the tire valve stem caps was missing, the passenger side child lock won't disable, and the low tire pressure warning light came on a few days later, then shut itself off? The tires all looked good. Bottom line, the customer service was extremely poor and to experience all 3 employees unwilling to assist or even get up in front of myself and my daughter was disappointing.
3.9 MediocreSep 21 2021
It took close to an hour of waiting in line to speak with a rental agent. We were sent to a car that was locked and no longer available. The car we ended up with still had trash inside. The man who checked us in was very friendly and the car was comfortable. Overall I was less then impressed with the experience.
3.9 MediocreSep 20 2021
Despite making an advance reservation paying in full, we waited in a long pick up lime just to be told "we don't have any cars available." My options were to upgrade to an SUV for an additional charge or be put on a "wait list" for an unpredictable amount of time. I upgraded... from an expected VW Jetta... to a Chevrolet Trx. I'm not sure that's much of an upgrade and can hardly be called an SUV. Icing on the cake was finding a pending charge ony credit card for $291.00, when my total due was only $90.69. I had to wait on hold an hour so customer service could tell me that was a security deposit that would be returned. Why wouldn't they disclose that up front or somewhere in the paperwork? Overall, we got a vehicle and it was clean and functional. Dollar just doesn't score high on customer service, convenience, or ease of use.
1.9 HorribleAug 23 2021
Booked the car and once I got there I was told I had to wait till the next day to pick up despite the fact I booked reservation for the same day pick up
1.9 HorribleJul 30 2021
My reservation wasn't valid, I couldn't get a car and had to get an uber that was over $200 due to the inconvenience. It was terrible!!
10.0 ExcellentJul 26 2021
red car. We could easily find it in parking lots. comfortable yet small. would rent this car again.
7.9 GoodJul 19 2021
Just the price
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Rated #4
Budget
7.4 Good (60 reviews)
1 location in Louisville Standiford Field Airport
Budget
Locations in Louisville Standiford Field Airport
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
  • 7.2
  • 7.1
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentDec 13 2021
Good and speedy service at the airport on both ends of the trip.
6.0 GoodDec 12 2021
I filled up my car just before dropping it off. Fuel gage showed full. They still charged me 16 dollars for gas.
4.0 OkayNov 29 2021
Car needs major service done on vehicle. What we received was not worth over $800
2.0 MediocreNov 22 2021
I had to wait an hour and a half for my rental to be ready but after having to travel through seven hours downpour to get back in being stressed out and sick over being late, I was charged a full extra day for four hours. And the rental car was not a full-size, it was a tiny midsize Kia that is not comfortable for someone who is 4’11. Kia is so cheap and they don’t have fully adjustable seats. Not to mention, whenever you turn on the defrost, which was on full blast for seven hours during a torrential downpour, you could tell it someone is smoked in the car. I am not a smoker. Randomly on the interstate, the car would smell like gasoline in the inside. That wasn’t conducive having a 3 year old in the car. Last but not least, I learned that the insurance I bought was not actually budget insurance. They informed me that your insurance was awful and then I should still buy theirs, which would’ve been a total of $100 avenger, more than the car rental initially. I’ve learned that it’s easier and cheaper just to buy A brand new car over renting a shitty one. I’m done with kayak and budget.
5.9 OkaySep 29 2021
I needed pickup 2 hours earlier than planned. The Tahoe I rented was not available then so It was necessary to accept a standard SUV at basically the same price. No bargain there. At drop-off, no machines were functioning which required a wait it line to get a receipt.
7.9 GoodSep 20 2021
Need to have reservation, otherwise no luck!
3.9 MediocreJul 23 2021
The van had ants in it and we didn't find out to after the trip was over with. Check your rental
8.0 ExcellentJun 1 2021
Very friendly and helpful knowlegableEverything was on point
8.0 ExcellentMay 22 2021
Cost.
10.0 ExcellentDec 8 2020
Staff was super friendlyThe only negative is the vehicle I received had a knocking sound coming from somewhere and I kept getting a message that it needed to be serviced.
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Rated #5
Payless
7.3 Good (38 reviews)
1 location in Louisville Standiford Field Airport
Payless
Locations in Louisville Standiford Field Airport
  • 7.4
  • 7.6
  • 7.3
  • 6.9
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreNov 28 2021
The windshield was cracked on the van we rented so we had to go back to the airport to make sure we didn’t get the blame for it. Then we filled it up with gas prior to returning it and still got charged $87 fir a gas refill. Very poor rental company and not one for anyone to ever use.
8.0 ExcellentJun 3 2021
Car was fine. And the rental agent did not press me to hard about buying extras.My car smelled like a smoker had just rented it. Did not like that. And, at drop off no one showed up for several minutes.
2.0 MediocreMar 16 2021
Use a different company. My flight from Afghanistan had engine problems and we did emergency landing and forced. To spend night in Bulgaria. I called in as soon as plane landed to cancel or pushback one day but agent said no help. When I finally got to Car Rental in SDF they double charged me and the rates went up to a premium of 85 dollars a day. But thank God we didn’t crash and all of us military got home to the USA safe and next time I just will not book their Kayak
10.0 ExcellentNov 3 2019
Loved the car
10.0 ExcellentSep 11 2018
Extremely pleasant gentleman working at the rental counter Easy pick up/drop off Better car than I expected to getNothing to mention
8.8 ExcellentJul 3 2018
Great deal!I loved driving the Ford Taurus! It was very nice and reminded me of a luxury car with the cream leather interior. The checkout process was very easy and quick! The checkin was even faster! Plus the value was amazing through Kayak.They don't do a walkthrough with the car. My rental had a damaged console in the middle, stains on the carpet, and a burn mark. I didn't want to be held responsible so I took pictures.
10.0 ExcellentMay 18 2018
Great valueIt was great value for the money and the service was awesome.
4.8 OkayDec 7 2017
Very slow pickup, clerk did not know how to use the computer system and had to ask someone. Drop off was a mess as their computer system was down so the clerk asked me to hang out and wait for a bit. I responded that I had a plane to catch and that they would have to figure it out on their own time, which seems correct.
9.2 ExcellentMay 4 2017
Value for the dollar.Liked the cost per day, compared to others.Got a Prius, used it for 6 days, used one tank of gas and the cost was just over $200.
6.8 GoodMar 19 2017
The biggest problem was the smell of the vehicle. It seemed like someone had smoked in the car and then tried to cover it up. Car smelled like a cheap hotel room. Also, there was a strong scent of either perfume or air freshener on the seat belt which then made me smell like that the rest of the day.
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Rated #6
Avis
8.9 Excellent (8 reviews)
1 location in Louisville Standiford Field Airport
Avis
Locations in Louisville Standiford Field Airport
  • 8.7
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 7 2019
Fair price. Helpful staff and they valued my time and got me on my way.Fresh baked cookies at the counter would have been great.
4.0 OkayJul 12 2016
I waited four hours for a replacement in Newark. I ended up having to pay for a hotel because I got drowsy after waiting for four hours. I called Louisville to advise I was delayed and they still charged me for an extra day. Credit has not come through.
9.6 ExcellentOct 21 2015
Great car - the second one that is - first was dirhelpful desk staff and cars right there at the terminalfirst car was dirty and the one person in the parking lot was on a phone in a running car near us talking loud with a foul mouth. It would be better for Avis if he was cleaning the dirty car they first gave us
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Rated #7
Hertz
8.4 Excellent (15 reviews)
1 location in Louisville Standiford Field Airport
Hertz
Locations in Louisville Standiford Field Airport
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
  • 8.4
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
5.2 OkayAug 8 2017
Vechicle ran fine, had good amount of storage.Was told they didn't have a van like we requested and pre paid for. When we went to pick up the van. Had us all set to get a SUV upgrade for no extra charge, and then someone brought in a last minute van. Swithed us back to the van. It was not cleaned. The van also during the trip kept having maintenance warnings for the oil, and the tires...
8.0 ExcellentMay 4 2017
Process was quick and easyI was told I would get an email confirming final figures. It has been over 24 hours and I have not received the email
8.4 ExcellentMay 2 2017
There was an extra charge when I returned the car
10.0 ExcellentApr 30 2017
Great experienceLoved the GPS system and the radio.There was no CD player with the radio.
2.0 MediocreApr 9 2017
If you don't accept debit cards don't approve it a month before.I used a debit card to rent the car. If it was not an acceptable form of payment, why even approve it, deny it. You fail to notify people correctly. All 3 people at the Hertz counter were having the same problem. My credit card is kept at home and too far away to go back and retrieve. Your lady at the desk was rude from the start, but if I had to tell people they couldn't take the car when they paid a month ago I wouldn't be very happy either. The details should be taken care of before getting there. Oh and also, I am home from my trip nine days later and still do not have all of my money back, but you sure did take it all at once. I am not asking you to take debit cards, just not accept debit cards, so we avoid confusion.
8.8 ExcellentMar 18 2017
I had to exchange rentals when an oil light turned on, on the dashboard. The second car, a Kia Soul, was far better than the first (a Chevrolet Cruze) in terms of comfort. The people you have working at the Louisville, KY, airport are so friendly, efficient and they go the extra mile. I walk with a cane and cannot walk long distances, so the counter agent went to the trouble of bringing the car to the closest terminal door. And the value-for-money aspect couldn't have been better.I had to exchange rentals when an oil light turned on, on the dashboard. I consider that a failure by the staff to be aware of the next service point of the vehicle. With only about 300 miles to the next service point and I was planning to use the car for 12 days, they should have given me a different car. Also, the distance from your dropoff location to the terminal was too far for a guy with a cane to walk (at least 200 yards), but there seemed to be no way to call for a wheelchair or some other accommodation. In that sense, an "in terminal" location is actually a disadvantage. So maybe you can find a solution for that.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 26 2017
Excellent ServiceI've rented from Hertz several times in the last 2 years. I've always had great customer service. They do strive to make sure the customer is satisfied and that goes a long way nowadays. I will not rent from anyone else.
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Rated #8
National
7.6 Good (11 reviews)
1 location in Louisville Standiford Field Airport
National
Locations in Louisville Standiford Field Airport
  • 7.2
  • 7.9
  • 7.6
  • 8.1
  • 7
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreNov 8 2021
At pickup, they would not let us add drivers without every driver having their own credit card. We’ve rented from several rental car companies over the past 8 years and have never needed all 3 listed drivers to have their own credit card, only the primary renter has needed a major credit card. When we asked to use a debit card and a deposit to add drivers, we were told “that’s not how we do things here” in a rude tone. Because of that, we had to make a 14 hour trip (one way) with only one driver, out of 3 capable adults. When we picked up the van, it wasn’t cleaned well. There was sand and dirt in the carpet all throughout the second and third rows, the cup holders in the center console had something sticky in them, and there were candy wrappers in the third row. I didn’t notice the sticky substance or the candy wrappers until later that evening, when we were packing up to leave, so I cleaned it and went on. The oil had also not been changed in the car. I kept getting “change oil soon” notifications. We will not be renting from National again. I was not impressed with the lack of cleanliness, their lack of proper maintenance their vehicles, or the rental policy on adding drivers.
9.2 ExcellentJul 6 2020
Very clean, drove off in less than 2 minutes!!!!!
6.0 GoodFeb 11 2020
Too expensive for a 2 hour travel rentalBe more competitive pricing
9.6 ExcellentOct 18 2018
Easiest and most convenient car rental experience I've ever hadQuick check in Walk straight to car No hassle departure from parking lot Easy, no hassle drop off Close to terminal Great customer service - polite, helpful and fastprice could have been a little lower
8.0 ExcellentAug 6 2017
Found a used water bottle under front seat and luggage tags in the trunk
2.0 MediocreMay 27 2016
I called National and cancelled the rental the same day as my search changed the rental dates and I did not notice until after I booked. I was still charged the additional insurance to my credit card and now fighting to have that refunded.
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Rated #9
Enterprise
7 Good (14 reviews)
1 location in Louisville Standiford Field Airport
Enterprise
Locations in Louisville Standiford Field Airport
  • 6.7
  • 7.2
  • 7.1
  • 7.2
  • 7
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJun 28 2017
Enterprise No Longer Accepts Debit Cards At Airports...DISLIKE!!!During my past experiences with Enterprise I have been able to use a debit card with appropriate identification which included paycheck stubs and utility bills at airports. It was during this experience with renting a car that I was not able to rent a car. I was told to go to another Enterprise location. Enterprise policies should be the same at all locations!!!
10.0 ExcellentMar 10 2017
Thanks Enterprise!Friendly service and was treated like a regular valued client
10.0 ExcellentFeb 18 2017
tEveryone that I dealt with was extremely helpful. The customer service was excellent!!!
10.0 ExcellentJan 9 2017
The customer service from Alamo was superb. Overall loved the entire experience.Difficult to find where to pick up the car
9.2 ExcellentDec 24 2016
Easy peezyEnterprise in Cincinnati is super convenient dropoff next to a gas station
2.0 MediocreDec 19 2016
BadThey would not let me rent a car after I a call and I talk to them on the phone. I asked if I can rent a car with my dad credit card they say yes. I get there they I can not rent. After I explain everything to them on the phone before going and it no problemNothing I was very upset about it excuse my whole plan Securitas I had to make arrangements to get down there
8.0 ExcellentOct 26 2016
Car was dirty when we picked it up late Saturdy niGot a discount coupon for future rental for having to wash the car.
4.4 OkayAug 28 2016
Pushy employee at airport pick upThe employee tried to sell me insurance from enterprise despite informing him that I have coverage . He became polite to rude when I told him I did not want insurance and pre pay fuel .
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Easirent
1 location in Louisville Standiford Field Airport
Easirent
Locations in Louisville Standiford Field Airport
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Sunnycars
1 location in Louisville Standiford Field Airport
Sunnycars
Locations in Louisville Standiford Field Airport
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539 travelers who rented a car in Louisville Standiford Field Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.8

Car rental locations at Louisville Standiford Field Airport

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Most popular agency

Thrifty

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

$51/day

Good deal

$38/day

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