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Cheap car rentals in Ohio

Full-size SUV$50/day
Passenger van$84/day
Pickup truck$33/day
Premium SUV$51/day
Supplier choice$27/day
Intermediate SUV$32/day
Compact SUV$34/day
Standard SUV$34/day
Luxury SUV$41/day
Open air all terrain$48/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car in Ohio

  • Most car renters going to Ohio think that rental companies should pay for the gas after paying for the car. While it seems convenient for rental companies to pay for gas, renters could be paying for this convenience later while dropping off the rental vehicle. You will have to refill the tank before returning the vehicle to your rental company. The majority of rental companies will charge you for the gas at some point. In most cases, the repayment rate is higher than the amount you will spend purchasing gas yourself. Thus, insist on filling the tank yourself, rather than expecting the rental company to pay for gas on your behalf.
  • Some car rentals in Ohio tend to lure visitors with their insurance plans. Some companies will even introduce their plans right from the booking process. Others will pressure prospective car renters to purchase their plans the moment the renters arrive at their premises to pick up the car. However, clients don’t necessarily need to have insurance to rent cars in Ohio. Although insurance can cover any collision damages that may occur as you transverse Ohio, your auto insurance coverage can still cover such damages and personal liability for your rental car. Thus, avoid any rental company that is urging you to purchase their insurance policy when booking or renting a car.
  • There are many guard rails all over the roads in Ohio. If your car rental accidentally hits the rail, you will have to pay for the resulting damages. Someone else could have used the car you are renting before you even book the car. They could also cause damages and the rental company might not even notice it once the person returns the vehicle. Hence, always inspect a rental car before picking it up from any rental agency in Ohio. Check both the exterior and interior of the vehicle. Contact the rental company if there are any damages before using the car for your Ohio tour. If you skip this step, the company will insist you pay for damages you didn’t cause.
  • Traffic rules in Ohio are pretty strict compared to traffic rules in other regions. Drivers can incur heavy fines for making small traffic offenses, such as overtaking, wrong U-turns and obstructing other motorists. Drivers should acquaint themselves with traffic rules before driving in the state. Foreign car drivers should be particularly observant of traffic rules, lest they commit an offense that will rob them of the opportunity to drive in Ohio. You have to be particularly mindful of how you drive your rental car in congested city areas. Traffic in such areas can be grueling and you need to ensure you don’t run into problems with the traffic authorities for making minor offenses, such as driving under the influence of alcohol, obstruction and causing damages to other vehicles while driving.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Ohio for $50 or less
  • Book your rental car in Ohio at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Ohio are around 57% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Standard rental cars in Ohio are around 14% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Ohio

  • Should I rent a car in Ohio?

    Apart from this region having so many car rental agencies, driving your rental car offers some experience that travelers can get by using transportation means, such as trains or bikes. Driving a rental car is also cost-effective in the long run, particularly for visitors touring several places in Ohio. Driving in a rental car helps you save time as opposed to exploring Ohio using public transport.

  • What is driving like in Ohio?

    Driving in Ohio can be a thrilling experience. Rental car drivers can conveniently drive on the state’s great roads as they witness the best that Ohio has for travelers. Driving on Ohio roads in a rental car offers you a wonderful feeling since you have freedom, confidence and fun.

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

    Anyone can rent a car in Ohio, provided they are over twenty three years old. In some exceptions, though, teenagers aged sixteen years and above can drive if they obtain driving permits at a fee. Such teens aren’t allowed to drive in Ohio at night.

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

    On average a rental car in Ohio costs $53 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Ohio?

    Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Ohio.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Ohio?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Budget ($26/day), Hertz ($30/day) and Rent-A-Wreck ($31/day).

  • What is the best rental car company in Ohio?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Ohio are Alamo (8.7, 93 reviews), Enterprise Rent-A-Car (7.9, 98 reviews), and Hertz (7.1, 243 reviews).

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

    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 Ohio?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to rent a car in Ohio are Cleveland (69% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Ohio), Dayton (17%) and Youngstown (2%).

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

    On average a rental car in Ohio costs $430 per week ($61 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Ohio costs $1,841 per month ($61 per day).

Car rental locations in Ohio

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  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car rental locations in Ohio

    27 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Ohio

    16 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Ohio

    12 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Ohio

    12 Locations

  • eaglerac

    Eagle Rent A Car car rental locations in Ohio

    4 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in Ohio

    3 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car rental locations in Ohio

    2 Locations

  • autoeurope

    AutoEurope car rental locations in Ohio

    2 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car rental locations in Ohio

    2 Locations

  • easirent

    Easirent car rental locations in Ohio

    2 Locations

  • national

    National car rental locations in Ohio

    2 Locations

  • rentawreck

    Rent-A-Wreck car rental locations in Ohio

    2 Locations

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