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Rhode Island car rentals

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Cheap car rentals in Rhode Island

Economy$28/day
Compact$34/day
Intermediate$28/day
Standard$34/day
Full-size$35/day
SUV$96/day
Minivan$45/day
Full-size SUV$52/day
Premium$34/day
Passenger van$65/day
Luxury$44/day
Pickup truck$42/day
Premium SUV$66/day
Intermediate SUV$30/day
Compact SUV$32/day
Standard SUV$32/day
Supplier choice$34/day
Luxury SUV$66/day
Open air all terrain$80/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car in Rhode Island

  • The driver and all passengers in the vehicle must wear seatbelts at all times when being transported. Any child below eight or shorter than 57 inches should be in a rear-facing safety seat or booster seat. Kids above eight can sit in the front row as long as they wear a seatbelt. The booster seat is for those between five and eight, and you can rent one from car rental locations in Rhode Island.
  • There are various modes of payment for your Rhode Island car rental. You can pay using credit or debit cards, and cash is sometimes accepted. Credit cards are the most common means of payment, and American Express, VISA, MasterCard, and Discover Network cards are accepted at most car rental locations in Rhode Island. You must be at least twenty five to make a payment with a debit card, and VISA and MasterCard logos are the ones primarily accepted at Rhode Island car rentals. Cash cannot be used to make a deposit but will be taken when clearing up any balances at the end of your rental period.
  • If you’re going to be on the road for a long time, it is advisable that you register one or more additional drivers. Additional drivers give you the chance to rest when fatigued, and in case of a fun night out, one can be the designated driver. Most car rental locations allow additional drivers to register as long as they meet the minimum age and driver’s license requirements. There’s also a daily fee for each extra driver, but if they are your domestic partner or spouse, they can register for free.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Rhode Island for $65 or less
  • Book your rental car in Rhode Island at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Rhode Island are around 15% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Standard rental cars in Rhode Island are around 34% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Rhode Island

  • Should I rent a car in Rhode Island?

    There are many benefits that a rental car will give you as you traverse this region. First, you will save much time driving yourself compared to using the bus. Second, a rental car allows you to explore more and discover more. Yes, the public transport is adequate, but it will not get you to Rhode Island’s hidden gems like a rental could. Moreover, a rental car will allow you to enjoy the beautiful coastline as you drive along Route 1A and the beautiful 19th-century architecture along Ocean Drive in Newport. Finally, a rental car gives you comfort and convenience, something public transport wouldn’t.

  • What is driving like in Rhode Island?

    Before getting on Rhode Island roads with your rental car, there are a few tips you need to know. It would be best to stick to the speed limit in Rhode Island as it is strictly enforced. Stick to 20 mph within school zones and 25 mph within city limits. On general roads, expressways, and highways, you can keep the vehicle between 45 to 50 mph and up to 65 mph on the interstates. Always yield to pedestrians on the crosswalk as they have the right of way. Keep an eye on the many bicyclists and the bike lane; you can cross the bike lane when making a turn, but not stop on it as you prepare to make a turn. Parking is in plenty in Rhode Island, but don’t park within 8 feet of a fire hydrant, 20 feet of a crosswalk, 30 feet of a traffic signal, and 50 feet of a railway crossing.

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

    Drivers have to be at least twenty one to be eligible to rent a car in Rhode Island. It is the minimum age requirement for most Rhode Island car rentals, but some rental agencies allow twenty year-olds. As you pick up your rental, you’ll be required to present a valid driver’s license and a credit card in your name. There’s also a young renter’s charge for drivers between twenty one and twenty four. Moreover, if you’re in this age bracket, you won’t have access to some vehicle classes, such as cargo and passenger van rentals, premium and full-size SUVs, and luxury and exotic models.

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

    On average a rental car in Rhode Island costs $56 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Rhode Island?

    Standard (Nissan Rogue or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Rhode Island.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Rhode Island?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Thrifty ($34/day), Dollar ($34/day) and Budget ($34/day).

  • What is the best rental car company in Rhode Island?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Rhode Island are Budget (7.5, 84 reviews), Enterprise Rent-A-Car (7.5, 51 reviews), and Hertz (7.1, 92 reviews).

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Rhode Island?

    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 Rhode Island?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to rent a car in Rhode Island are Providence (86% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Rhode Island), Warwick (7%) and Newport (1%).

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

    On average a rental car in Rhode Island costs $558 per week ($80 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Rhode Island costs $2,393 per month ($80 per day).

Car rental directory

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Rhode Island

    16 Locations

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car rental locations in Rhode Island

    15 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Rhode Island

    6 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Rhode Island

    5 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car rental locations in Rhode Island

    2 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car rental locations in Rhode Island

    1 Location

  • autoeurope

    AutoEurope car rental locations in Rhode Island

    1 Location

  • dollar

    Dollar car rental locations in Rhode Island

    1 Location

  • easirent

    Easirent car rental locations in Rhode Island

    1 Location

  • national

    National car rental locations in Rhode Island

    1 Location

  • payless

    Payless car rental locations in Rhode Island

    1 Location

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in Rhode Island

    1 Location

Good to know

Most popular agency

Turo

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$79/day

Good deal

$65/day

When to book a rental car in Rhode Island

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