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New Orleans, LA, United States
5 Dec — 12 Dec
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New Orleans, LA, United States
Mon 5/12
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Cheap car hire in New Orleans

Economy€203/day
Compact€203/day
Intermediate€270/day
Standard€205/day
Full-size€270/day
People carrier€360/day
Full-size SUV€297/day
Premium€88/day
Luxury€293/day
Premium SUV€334/day
Intermediate SUV€245/day
Standard SUV€287/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

New Orleans car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise

8.2

Excellent

168 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.1

Value for money

8.1

5 locations in New Orleans

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Locations in New Orleans

1019 Baronne Street

+1 504 593 9068

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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10200 East I-10 Service Rd.

+1 504 241 3900

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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1939 Canal Street

+1 504 522 7900

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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4001 S Carrollton Ave

+1 504 483 1779

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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4122 Chef Menteur Hwy

+1 504 942 8766

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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8.0 Excellent

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

the whole experience was great....everyone was friendly.....

Cons:

it was al good....

8.4 Excellent

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Helpful staff.

Cons:

I believed this location was at MSY, but it was not. I had to take a 25 minute Uber ride to the actual location. I will need to be more careful on selecting next time. I was sure that I selected MSY. :(

9.6 Excellent

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was awesome, and the pick-up and drop-off experiences were seamless.

10.0 Excellent

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

This Enterprise location was fast and friendly. Loved the service!

9.6 Excellent

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Speedy check in process

2.0 Mediocre

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff member was incredibly rude and left me feeling opposed to never using this service ever again.

1 out of 34

Budget

Most popular

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.1

Value for money

7.3

2 locations in New Orleans

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Locations in New Orleans

1317 Canal Street

+1 504 565 5600

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday08:00 - 17:30
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2 Poydras Street

+1 504 558 1860

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
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2.0 Mediocre

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Staff were unfriendly and unhelpful at both locations for my one-way rental. At the pickup, they had overbooked, and I had to wait over an hour for a car to come in (some people with reservations were turned away). I was also told I had to buy their insurance to take the car, and had to work very hard to get that charge removed.

2.0 Mediocre

Oct 2022

KAYAK
The was no car available to rent

2.0 Mediocre

Sep 2022

KAYAK
The Budget online system directed us to a location that had zero cars. We had to go with all of our luggage to second location. Our order confirmed by credit card was for a convertible Mustang or similar. The second location doesn't have any convertible cars at all. Because of Budget we wasted 3 hours. They offered us only one uncomfortable car, which was not even washed. I expect a refund. I paid for something completely different, plus Budget caused a long delay in my journey, which impacted the day.

2.0 Mediocre

Sep 2022

KAYAK
They had no cars upon arrival and the people working there were rude

8.0 Excellent

Aug 2022

KAYAK
Car was clean and ran well. Slight pick up issue but not budgets problem as renters were slow to bring cars back. Don't call corporate as they are not updated on current local office hours.

4.0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

That I was able to get a rental

Cons:

Picked up the rental in New Orleans with low leaking air in the rear tires .. had to fill them on several occasions.. woke up the next morning to only 6 psi .. had to take the vehicle and exchange it 30 miles away .. just blew a big chunk of my day spent on vacation

1 out of 20

Hertz

Cleanliness

6.4

Comfort

6.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.4

Value for money

6.0

2 locations in New Orleans

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13040 I 10 Service Road

+1 504 246 2729

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
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901 Convention Ctr Blvd

+1 504 568 1645

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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2.0 Mediocre

Nov 2022

KAYAK
Bad service. I didn’t get the car /they told me that they are out of cars. and they treat people bad. I will never do it with your company again and will tell others

10.0 Excellent

Oct 2022

KAYAK
I liked how convenient it was to drop off the car and how nice everyone was at Hertz.

2.0 Mediocre

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Absolutely the worst experience ever. They claimed I booked downtown which I know I booked at the airport. No one would help me change anything. Tried to call the airport no answer. Tried Hertz customer service, and they gave me a number to another car rental. All of this they told me was because I booked on Kayak, and they could not assist me. I had to cancel reservation and use Budget.

2.0 Mediocre

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Our flight was delayed and we arrived a little after pickup time (12:00 pm) to an unlocked door and an unhelpful employee reporting the location closed at 12:00pm, my scheduled pick up time. We were unable to rent a car, and received no assistance whatsoever from staff in finding alternative arrangements.

2.0 Mediocre

Jan 2022

KAYAK
Despite the instructions I received for drop-off, and the holiday hours posted on the entrance, the office was locked and closed when I tried to return the car, and no alternative instructions were given to me or posted on the entrance. I called Hertz waited on hold for 45 minutes and never reached a person. Luckily someone in the same position as me who was had also been on hold was told by a Hertz rep that there was a key drop-off in the parking garage. Two days later, my contract has not been closed, and Hertz has put two $100 pending charges on my credit card, presumably for the lateness to close the contract. I was assured on the phone yesterday that the issue would be resolved, but i am still waiting.

6.0 Good

Dec 2021

KAYAK
They were overbooked. Luckily they were able to get me a car from a different location, but it costed more and I had to commute

1 out of 58

Avis

5.0

Cleanliness

6.3

Comfort

6.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.8

Value for money

5.7

4 locations in New Orleans

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1317 Canal Street

+1 504 523 4318

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday08:00 - 17:30
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2 Canal Street

+1 504 581 6901

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
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2 Poydras Street

+1 504 581 6901

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
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300 Poydras Street

+1 504 581 6901

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
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2.0 Mediocre

Oct 2022

KAYAK
They didn't have cars available. Canceled the reservation.

2.0 Mediocre

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

We received a call on the way to DTW airport Detriot by a man saying there was a mix up with our reservation as they were closing at Noon. Note I made this on March 20 and he is calling me on April 3. We cannot make it before closing as we land at 4:00 so he modified our reservation ON HIS OWN ACCORD to MSY and a new price of $1110 vs the $483.88 Cannot get any help at counter because it was made thru Kayak / Priceline and can’t get a hold of anyone. Finally I call Avis and she gets me an unpublished deal of $797.79. I received a reminder email on April 2 too. Someone did a bait and switch on me and owes me $313.91. I expect an email or call ASAP Jeff Murray (616)840-2039 or jjmurray7@aol.com

Cons:

See above

2.0 Mediocre

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Literally nothing.

Cons:

Everything. The guy was an hour and a half late then just said, “Oh well you shouldn’t have been able to book it earlier.” No apology, no discount... It ruined our whole day because we were two hours late after he had to drive us to another location because the one I reserved the car at apparently only had a 12-passenger van he kept trying to get us to take. There were three of us! We didn’t want the damn van.

2.8 Mediocre

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was not ready. Expected wait was 45 minutes.

Cons:

Car should have been ready. Avis should have texted or called to let us know they were short of cars.

4.0 Okay

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Picking up and dropping off were easy.

Cons:

They charged me $40 more than on the original contract. There is no reason given on the receipt.

10.0 Excellent

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was GREAT!

Cons:

I did not know a Sentra was a midsize car

1 out of 9

Economy Rent a Car

4.8

Cleanliness

5.4

Comfort

5.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.9

Value for money

5.6

One location in New Orleans

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1021 Airline Drive Kenner LA

+1 504 500 1880

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2.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff at Nola Rental Car were wonderful Cannot say same for Economy where the rental was placed through. Will never rent through Kayak again!

Cons:

Everything

4.0 Okay

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

location was inconvenient but the staff did their best considering.

Cons:

The car was in bad shape . It sounded like the wheel bearings were completely shot and front and rear fenders weren't attached and were flapping in the wind on the freeway. It did last for the rental period but I wasn't sure it would.

8.0 Excellent

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly, car inspection was thorough and previous damage was clearly marked

Cons:

We were not made aware at time of rental that the car rental company was not located where the airport transportation dropped us off. The gentleman who picked us up was prompt and all went smoothly after our arrival at the car rental which was very close to the drop off point.

6.0 Good

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The service was ok. They were not located in the car rental area so a car had to go pick us up there and take us to the hotel where they were.

Cons:

The car was in a very poor condition. The chargers and usb didn’t work. It made noises.

8.0 Excellent

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

So much easier picking this car up at the Days Inn, than dealing with the Rental car faciility.

Cons:

It could have been easier to have the shuttle pick us up at the airport rather than the bus stop shelter

8.0 Excellent

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff

Cons:

Better schedule for drop off at air port

1 out of 9

GREEN MOTION

7.2

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.8

Value for money

7.6

One location in New Orleans

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1701 Airline Dr

+1 504 287 4090

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
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10.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Teka was very friendly and helpful. This car rental company is off-site from the rental center to provide lower rates, so the facilities are sparse. The car was great and clean and it was an excellent experience.

Cons:

We had difficulty reaching the main number but were finally picked-up at the bus stop at the car rental center. The vehicle was great except for the dirty inside of the windshield.

8.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Pickup was great, Nick was very friendly and helpful. This is a budget operation, so the facilities are sparse. The car was great and clean, except for the inside of the windshield.

Cons:

The drop-off was on a Sunday, and handled by someone who was not an actual employee of the company. It was NOT a good experience!

6.0 Good

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Just a heads up. This rental company IS NOT LOCATED AT THE CAR RENTA CENTER. You have to take one shuttle from the airport to the car the car rental center and the call them for them to come pick you up there to take you to their place. I specifically chose companies at the terminal to avoid this, but still got this as a choice only to be surprised once I got to the rental center that it was not there

10.0 Excellent

May 2022

KAYAK
These folks were the most helpful customer focused people I’ve come across in years. Smaller company with huge heart and great service.

2.0 Mediocre

Oct 2021

KAYAK
Was unable to pick up car due to late flight arrival althoughI was told in advance that it would not be a problem. I had to make other transportation plans, including a $70 Uber ride. Was still charged for car and I never had the chance to pick it up.

1 out of 2

Ace

4.4

Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

4.9

Comfort

4.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.8

Value for money

5.5

One location in New Orleans

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Locations in New Orleans

2070 Poydras Street

+1 504 525 4551

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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10.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Very friendly staff. One staff member offered to even drive us to the airport for 10% less than an Uber so we didn't have to wait for one or move our luggage!

Cons:

The woman we signed out papers with could have talked a bit slower. She spoke so quickly we had to ask multiple times for her to repeat herself. But she was very friendly and helpful!

10.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Great price compared to others. Hertz cancelled my reservation as I was getting on the plane. Fine Found this last minute. No complaints.

2.0 Mediocre

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

They push the insurance scam real hard. They try to tell you you got to have proof of personal insurance with you. I walked out the door.

2.0 Mediocre

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was somewhat friendly but they are stuck in a fowl location and many of there customers are turned away and unhappy.

Cons:

They could have clearly stated in big letters that they don’t rent to any one who doesn’t have proof of full collision auto insurance.

6.0 Good

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Few staff was ok.

Cons:

Need to ensure proper maintenance of the vehicle before renting them we rented a smoke vehicle with flat tire.

5.6 Okay

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was fine. Neglected to document existing damage until prompted to do so.

Cons:

The cruise control didn’t work. The drivers side window switch was intermittent. Downgraded from 2020 model car to 2017 at checkin...

1 out of 7

Eagle Rent A Car

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

2 locations in New Orleans

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Locations in New Orleans

2830 Canal St

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New Orleans airport

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Sunnycars

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

2 locations in New Orleans

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225 East Airline Hwy Kenner

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600 Rental Blvd

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Ace Rental Cars

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in New Orleans

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2070 Poydras Street

+1 504 525 4551

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Thrifty

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in New Orleans

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Locations in New Orleans

901 Convention Center Blvd

+1 504 568 1645

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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624 travellers who hired a car in New Orleans gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.3

Car hire locations in or near New Orleans

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Most popular agency

Budget

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

€70/day

Good deal

€64/day

When to book a car hire in New Orleans

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Car hire insurance in New Orleans

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some New Orleans car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the hire price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when hiring a car in New Orleans.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your hire. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your New Orleans car hire.

Top tips for hiring a car in New Orleans

  • New Orleans is a cultural melting pot of diverse heritage, world-renowned music, exceptional nightlife, and culinary options. Renting a car will help you maximize your time in New Orleans; whether you aim to explore the varied wetlands that the surrounding lakes and Mississippi River have to offer, or would prefer to discover secrets spread across the downtown metropolis, renting a car is the best option. Aside from checking out the distinctive Creole-styled architecture in the French Quarter, ensure you venture across Lake Pontchartrain and witness the isolated beauty of Fontainebleau State Park and Mandeville.
  • The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is located approximately 4.5 miles from the downtown area and you can expect to complete the drive in about 25 minutes. Major hire companies such as Enterprise, Budget, Hertz, and Dollar have a range of hire options to suit you; you can use KAYAK to find the best deal. Once you have collected your luggage, proceed towards the exit and take a right turn under the sheltered walkway towards the Car hire Facility to pick up your keys.
  • Streetcars, commonly referred to as trams in other parts of the world, are present in the center of town and you must be careful while driving to provide the right of way and ensure you do not stop on the tracks. While drinking alcohol on the street is uniquely legal in New Orleans, having an open alcoholic container in your car while driving is not. Right-hand turns on a red light are legal in New Orleans unless otherwise indicated.
  • Like most major cities, New Orleans experiences rush hour delays at peak commuting periods of the work week. It is advisable to plan around the rush hour between 7:30 am and 9:30 am, as well as 4 pm and 7 pm. People come to New Orleans from all across the world to celebrate events such as Mardi Gras and the Jazz & Heritage Festival. During these festivities, traffic is particularly affected close to the French Quarter so, if you are in the city during this period, allow some extra time to reach your destination.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in New Orleans for €64 or less
  • Book your car hire in New Orleans at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hires in New Orleans are around 47% cheaper than other car types, on average

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