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Raleigh car hire information

Pick-up locationRaleigh
Hire locations25
Airport locations7

Raleigh car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (121 reviews)
10 locations in Raleigh
Enterprise
Locations in Raleigh
1008 Rental Car Dr+1 844 942 0329
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2901 Spring Forest Rd+1 919 954 7330
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2911 Capital Blvd+1 919 872 0765
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3600 S Wilmington St+1 919 771 1300
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431 S Mcdowell St+1 919 833 8788
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5105 Capital Blvd+1 919 790 1900
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5401 Hillsborough St+1 919 851 2555
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6300 Creedmoor Rd Ste 178+1 919 844 3393
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651 E Six Forks Rd+1 919 431 1300
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9005 Glenwood Ave+1 919 787 8600
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5.2 Okay22 Oct 2020
Pros: Drop off was difficult and unclear. There was only a small sign saying that budget was closed and to return car to avis. this should have been told to me at the time of pickup to avoid complications catching my flightCons: they should have disclosed that they would not be "open" during my return hours and how to return the vehicle to prevent issues when trying to catch my flight after spending 30 minutes driving around the rental area and airport trying to figure it out for myself
9.6 Excellent9 Sep 2020
Pros: The gal that escorted us to our vehicle was excellent. Made a nice upgrade gesture that significantly enhanced our trip.Cons: I should have been told during my order placement that u were offering a 3rd party insurance company where u would have required me to use my deductible...then “I” would have to get reimbursed from the insurance company. Sneaky!
2.0 Mediocre23 Aug 2020
Pros: Never picked upCons: Should Have been notified that I needed to use my credit card at least a week before I had to pick up. I won’t be using enterprise ever again
9.6 Excellent3 Aug 2020
Pros: The renting process at both airports and the car were great.Cons: The website and confirmation. Other than going into the Kayak System, I had no email confirmation about my rental. So I was nervous that the reservation did not truly exist. It did, but without some confirmation, it was difficult. I would also like it if there were notifications sent the day before confirming the reservation and what to expect.
2.0 Mediocre27 Jul 2020
Pros: Nothing.Cons: I rented a convertible to drive away from my wedding to our reception. They called me 10 minutes before pickup and said “whoever rented the convertible didn’t bring it back last night.” Upon calling them a second time and speaking to another representative, he informed me they never have convertibles, so whoever spoke to me the first time lied to me. Then he told me they couldn’t help me find the convertible at another local Enterprise and that they wouldn’t honor my Kayak prices. I spent over an hour ON MY WEDDING DAY on hold and talking to various clueless, helpless, hand-wringing local and corporate Enterprise employees. Long story short, we had to rent a convertible from Alamo and they were *AWESOME*, but it ended up being triple the price. Stay away from Enterprise. They’re hapless.
7.2 Good22 Jul 2020
Pros: Staff was very helpful and check in was super speedy. Vehicle was very clean and well outfitted.Cons: Due to Covid the rental offices of a number of rental agencies had been combined to a central location, a fact that was not relayed to myself or many renters as there was lots of confusion with folks picking up and dropping off vehicles. People should be advised to call their rental provider for updated information on new operating system.
9.2 Excellent5 Jul 2020
Cons: Inside of the car cleaner, dog hair all over
8.4 Excellent1 Jul 2020
Pros: Your staff was very nice and did the best they can do with all this Covid stuff going on. Returning was super easy and fast!Cons: Actually I really didn’t like my van. It was fine and it fit my family. I drive an suv at home so I would of preferred that but they are costly to rent. But all in all enterprise was great and I’ll use enterprise again. Thanks!☺️
3.2 Mediocre16 Jun 2020
Pros: Drop off was easyCons: The first car was so smoky that the family we rented it for, with two young children, could hardly stand the smell. They traded that car in for another one at the coast and that car was dirty (in a pandemic, when the car should have been sanitized) and also smoky.
2.8 Mediocre9 Jun 2020
Cons: They would not take my debit card to make the payment.
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Rated no. 2
Hertz
7.1 Good (131 reviews)
4 locations in Raleigh
Hertz
Locations in Raleigh
1017 Rental Car Dr+1 919 840 4875
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2919 Capitol Boulevard+1 919 784 9545
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6215 Hillsborough Street+1 919 852 5772
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6931 Limousine Dr+1 984 233 1078
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2.0 Mediocre22 Nov 2020
Pros: The staff was not friendly and they made up rules to prevent us from renting cars from their facility.Cons: Do NOT rent from this location!
10.0 Excellent24 Sep 2020
Pros: Staff was helpful -- check-in was fast. We were in and out very quickly and the return was equally easy.
2.0 Mediocre3 Aug 2020
Pros: They booked me had charged me for a rental that was never even booked. When I got there I looked ridiculous with no reservation.Cons: Stop taking money and booking things that are not available.
7.6 Good25 Jul 2020
Pros: Staff was fine, but I wanted a rental at RDA and it was off site. The car didn’t hold 5 adults and two pieces of luggage as promisedCons: The Airport location could have taken us to the other location without us needing to spend &50.00 on a ride. Since it was a prepaid we had no way of changing the reservation
10.0 Excellent10 Jun 2020
Pros: Staff was friendly and efficientCons: I'd prefer that the office was within walking distance of my house so that I didn't even have to drive to pickup the car. :-)
4.4 Okay12 Mar 2020
Pros: Staff was friendly and helpful, car was in good working order.Cons: Kayak's booking stated pick-up was at RDU airport. However, upon arrival, the booking was actually for a site 10 minutes away. The booking fee was not honored at the airport location and I had to pay $60 extra for the rental. The agent said this has happened before when using third party bookings, they don't distinguish the airport location from locations near the airport. Disapointing.
10.0 Excellent8 Oct 2019
Pros: The people working there ,were very helpful and friendly.The had excellent patience with me as a foreigner to culture and country.Cons: 4 me everything was fine
3.2 Mediocre5 Jun 2019
Pros: Drop off was easy.Cons: Hidden fee of $61! After already paid online! Long line at least 30 people. So we took an extra 40 minutes waiting in line after our flight, and our reservation was 10 a.m. but we didn't leave, our receipt says, until 10:40. But we were required to return the car at 10 or pay fees. Not fairly 10:40!
2.0 Mediocre11 May 2019
Pros: Nothing. Car smelled very unclean.Cons: Over all was major disappointment
6.0 Good18 Apr 2019
Pros: Easy drop offCons: The reservation wasn't for the Airport location. The desk clerk wasn't any help and only offered to call me a cab. Called Hertz customer service which had to cancel the original pre-paid reservation. Made new reservation for the Airport location with a new price. Also $100 cancel fee.
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Rated no. 3
Budget
7.6 Good (32 reviews)
3 locations in Raleigh
Budget
Locations in Raleigh
421 South Salisbury Street+1 919 856 4912
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4325 Glenwood Avenue+1 919 788 0141
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7320 Old Wake Forest Road+1 919 792 2822
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6.8 Good7 Jul 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly and helpful and the process was simpleCons: More locations with slightly later drop off hours
2.8 Mediocre21 Mar 2019
Pros: The car got me from point A to point B comfortably.Cons: The car didn't have rims and was dirty when I picked it up. No attendant at pickup location, waited for 30 minutes before the attendant arrived. Attendant at drop off had me stand outside in the rain while he remarked about the condition of the car.
4.4 Okay9 Dec 2018
Not impressedCons: The check in process was awful and took 45 minutes. The mans clmpjter was down so he spent 15 mins trying to reboot, then had to do everything manually. Then the only behicle he has was a pickup truck when I needed an economy vehicle. The truck was dented and had stains/crumbs all over the inside.
10.0 Excellent31 Oct 2018
Lisa SPros: Although the location was hard to find, the pick up process was painless, it was like a scavenger hunt.Cons: That the location was hard to b yind
7.6 Good14 Oct 2018
Pros: Anne was amazing! She was able to help me get a vehicle when I had no reservation.Cons: The price paid for a pickup truck was excessive.
2.0 Mediocre19 Aug 2018
No customer serviceCons: We did not end up renting a car.
6.8 Good7 Jul 2018
Pros: Rapid and effective counter person. Free upgrade appreciated. Dirty car not appreciated.Cons: Condition of car. Dirtiest rental ever. Unwashed. Unvacuumed. Interior had spills not cleaned.
7.2 Good22 Mar 2018
Pros: I liked the size of the car.Cons: The seat cushions were dirty/stained. The car wasn't washed when I picked it up.
10.0 Excellent6 Nov 2017
Pros: The desk attendant was extremely nice and helpful. He was very polite and made the process as easy as possible.Cons: This wasn't budget's fault necessarily but the location in downtown Raleigh, NC is located inside of a hotel (which is fine), and there were not clear indicators on the outside of the building that the rental car desks were located inside.
10.0 Excellent21 Oct 2017
Pros: No small cars available so I was upgraded to a small SUV at no cost to me. It was greatCons: Nothing
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Rated no. 4
Avis
5.8 Okay (11 reviews)
3 locations in Raleigh
Avis
Locations in Raleigh
421 South Salisbury Street+1 919 839 5667
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4325 Glenwood Avenue+1 919 788 9948
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7320 Old Wake Forest Road+1 919 792 2821
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9.2 Excellent9 Dec 2019
Pros: Great car selectionCons: Mall location had a lot of traffic to navigate though. Not sure how this could be improved.
6.4 Good22 Jul 2019
Pros: I like how Avis stretched the definition of a "midsize" booking to include a Nissan Sentra. That's very creative.Cons: Leave lots of extra time to drop a car at the Wilmington (NC) airport. You have to find a parking space, unload your belongings, walk into the airport, and wait at the rental counter. And all of that counts against your return time. If that makes you "late" to return your car, it's an extra $30-50.
5.6 Okay26 Mar 2018
Dirty inside & outPros: No-hassel renting. Quick rental process, pickup, & dropoff.Cons: Car was filthy. Didn't have time to request a different car so I eventually vacuumed car out myself. Outside was dirty as if it had been driven in a little bit of snow. Called avis 800 # to complained and only offered $20 off future rental.
3.6 Mediocre9 Jan 2018
Filthy CarCons: Dirtiest rental car I've ever seen. Interior and exterior were dirty.
2.4 Mediocre3 Sep 2017
Least attentative desk personnelCons: The Avis representative in Raleigh was one of the worst experiences I've had. He literally left the desk and I didn't know what to do with the keys or car or exactly where to leave them. They were not helpful at all on where to park the car. They really did not do anything at all and I did not get any confirmation that the car with properly taken care of from the Avis Staff in Raleigh
2.0 Mediocre21 Oct 2016
No Cars!!!Pros: Received a text when I landed at RDU that they had no cars for my reservation!!! I was left to find another car on my own!!!! Never again would I consider Avis!
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Advance Car And Truck Rental
1 location in Raleigh
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Locations in Raleigh
1015 Trade Dr A, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina+1 919 787 7262
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Easirent
1 location in Raleigh
Easirent
Locations in Raleigh
Raleigh-Durham International Airport
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From €26/day
Europcar
Cheapest deal
Most popular
1 location in Raleigh
Europcar
Locations in Raleigh
Please Go To The Advantage Counter+1 919 787 7262
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keddy by Europcar
1 location in Raleigh
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Raleigh
Raleigh Airport
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Sunnycars
1 location in Raleigh
Sunnycars
Locations in Raleigh
1001 Rental Car Drive
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295 travellers who hired a car in Raleigh gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.8

Car hire locations in or near Raleigh

Good to know

Most popular agency

Thrifty

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

€34/day

Good deal

€30/day

When to book a car hire in Raleigh

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Top tips for hiring a car in Raleigh

  • Need to rent a car for your trip to Raleigh? Visitors with flights landing at Raleigh-Durham International Airport can reach the airport’s hire car center via shuttle buses leaving from Zone 5 outside of Terminal 1 and from Zone 18 outside of Terminal 2.
  • Fog is quite common in Raleigh so drivers should be careful, especially in the early morning hours. Drivers not used to fog should remember that, while headlights should be used to illuminate the road, drivers should only use low beams rather than their high beams. The reason for this is that fog actually reflects light, thus, the brighter the light used, the more it reflects. So if you use your high beams, you may actually reduce road visibility rather than improve it.
  • Rush hour traffic is no fun no matter what city you are in. However, drivers will be happy to hear that rush hour isn’t too fierce in Raleigh. The morning rush hour tends to pick up around 7:30 a.m. and lasts till 9:00 a.m., while the afternoon and evening rush hour starts around 4:00 p.m. and finishes up around 6:00 p.m. The main areas to avoid during rush hour are the highways leading in and out of the city, in particular I-40.
  • In many ways, renting a car is imperative if you plan on getting the most out of your time in Raleigh. Like many cities in the U.S., Raleigh is a car town and many of its attractions are most accessible via personal vehicle. For instance, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and North Carolina Museum of Art are just 15 minutes away from each other by car, but are close to 45 minutes away from each other via public transportation.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Raleigh for €30 or less
  • Book your car hire in Raleigh at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Raleigh

  • Some car hire companies in Raleigh which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Thrifty and Europcar

  • On average a car hire in Raleigh costs €34 per day.

  • Intermediate (Toyota RAV4 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Raleigh.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Raleigh are Enterprise (8.5, 298 reviews), Thrifty (8.1, 132 reviews), and Dollar (7.8, 305 reviews).

  • The only car hire company onsite at Raleigh-Durham airport is Europcar.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Raleigh-Durham airport to off-airport locations include Thrifty and Europcar.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Intermediate car hire in Raleigh costs €38 per day, on average.

  • A Mini car hire in Raleigh costs €34 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car hire in Raleigh costs €60 per day, on average.

  • On average hiring a car in Raleigh costs €238 per week (€34 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Raleigh costs €1,021 per month (€34 per day).

  • All sizes of vehicles will have an easy time driving in Raleigh. The streets are fairly wide and streetside parking spaces are large enough for a range of vehicles. However, if you plan on visiting the mountains in North Carolina, it may be worth it to consider a mid-sized vehicle just to make sure you have enough torque for mountainous terrain.

  • City roads in Raleigh and throughout North Carolina normally stick to a base speed limit of 35 mph except in cases when signage specifies otherwise. In rural areas the speed limit jumps up to 55 mph and on highways it goes up again to 70 mph.

  • Hopeful car renters will be happy to hear that petrol prices are quite cheap in Raleigh. The average price per gallon is about $2.20, which is significantly cheaper than the average price in Salt Lake City, at $2.75 per gallon, and is only slightly more expensive than Dallas’ average price of $2.00 per gallon.

  • Parking is an absolute cinch in Raleigh. Both streetside and garage parking are widely available throughout the city. For the downtown areas, parking can fill up during peak times, but for the most part it shouldn’t be an issue for drivers. At worst, you will have to park a block or two away from your final destination.