Car rental at Albany Intl Airport

Car rental at Albany Intl Airport

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Albany, NY, United States - Albany Intl
19 Aug — 26 Aug
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Albany, NY, United States - Albany Intl
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Albany Intl Airport car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Dollar
Best rated
8 Excellent (101 reviews)
1 location in Albany Intl Airport
Dollar
Locations in Albany Intl Airport
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
  • 7.9
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent14 Jun 2022
We rented two medium sized SUV's. One of the vehicles, the Chevy Equinox had definitely been smoked in a lot - the smell was really strong. However, was easy pick up and easy drop off so no issues there.
10.0 Excellent16 May 2022
Everything was easy and affordable! Great staff!
8.0 Excellent15 Mar 2022
The pickup at Albany International was excellent. The drop-off at Laguardia was very difficult to find. The instructions to '"follow the rental drop-off signs in Laguardia", did not help. Only a GPS enabled us to find the garage. Otherwise the experience was excellent.
2.0 Mediocre30 Dec 2021
Told me they were charging me $15 a day for tolls if I had my transponder turned on. I was only using car to go to my location and back to airport. Only two tolls, I believe each way. The guy at Hertz checked me in and he quoted me something like $6 per day and when I said the Dollar guy told me $15, he corrected and said, "Oh, yeah, they charge that." Will NEVER use them again!
10.0 Excellent16 Nov 2021
They did not have the vehicle I ordered, so I was given an upgrade. Everything went very smoothly and I was very satisfied when my transaction with the company.
2.0 Mediocre31 Oct 2021
I broke my foot and we had to cancel our trip. The condo and airlines gave us vouchers for later travel but we did not get a voucher for our car rental and we’re disappointed about that. It is not too late! You can still give us a voucher for later travel. The airlines extended our travel to December 31st of 2022. Thanks for your attention to this situation. Vernietta Hansberger and travel companion Linda Helberg
5.9 Okay6 Oct 2021
very worn tires probably not even legal.
10.0 Excellent26 Sep 2021
After arriving 4 hours late, the fellas behind the counter at 2am were very warm and welcoming and helped ease my tension.
3.9 Mediocre12 Sep 2021
The line at airport to get the car was about 45 minutes long. The car I got was a good model. The right front tire lost 10-12 lbs of air per day and kept generating warnings on the TPMS. I had to fill the tire everyday for a week.
3.9 Mediocre8 Sep 2021
The dollar rental location that I used (airport) does not have a phone. Not a big deal unless you are confirming drop off times or lost items. Not a fan, won't be using them again.
Rated no. 2
Budget
7.6 Good (141 reviews)
1 location in Albany Intl Airport
Budget
Locations in Albany Intl Airport
  • 7.5
  • 7.9
  • 7.6
  • 7.9
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent31 Jul 2022
Easy check in. Easy pick up. Easy return. All time efficient as well.
6.0 Good24 Jul 2022
Wheels were unbalanced and car wobbled.
2.0 Mediocre19 Jul 2022
Pick up took over 2 hours.. completely unacceptable and I will probably not use budget in the future for my rental car needs.
10.0 Excellent24 Jun 2022
Staff was wonderful, car was perfect and great price.
2.0 Mediocre15 Mar 2022
This place sucks - waited over 3 hours, they didn't record the milage in and fuel out correctly (I have photos to prove it). The manager was dismissive and rude and the place is dirty (small pieces of trash littered in front of the counter area). This was the worst travel experience I've ever had and I will never book dollar again. Key take away: Take photos of everything (I mean everything) - milage, fuel, vehicle condition and the line that you have to wait in to get your rental cause otherwise dollar will question the validity of your claims.
4.0 Okay14 Mar 2022
Poor pickup experience
10.0 Excellent20 Feb 2022
The car was exactly what we ordered, including 4WD. Both pick up and return were a breeze!
2.0 Mediocre11 Feb 2022
Horrible, the vehicle that I reserved wasn't available therefore they gave a useless Mitsubishi/lower class that I paid for. I feel that they cheated on me. I deserved some type of compensation, definitely. Feel free to reach out for more information Thanks H Joseph (518)596-5293
10.0 Excellent21 Jan 2022
professional and friendly
2.0 Mediocre10 Jan 2022
At first everything was good. Interacted with a nice rep who ended up upgrading us because our minivan was not ready. When we left and went to pickup our passengers we realized they had only given us a 5 passenger vehicle even though they said it would fit 7. We had to drive 30min back to Albany Airport. This is where it went downhill. Next rep was exceptionally rude and said “I can’t do anything for you go to returns” I walked to returns and they were confused why I was their… Apparently First rep did in fact have to do something for us. Which was write up a new contract for a new vehicle. Ended up standing there in the outside parking lot in 25degree weather for 1 hour until they just decided to give us a Ford Expedition.
Rated no. 3
Alamo
9.1 Excellent (43 reviews)
1 location in Albany Intl Airport
Alamo
Locations in Albany Intl Airport
  • 9.3
  • 9
  • 9.2
  • 8.9
  • 9
Recent reviews
6.0 Good23 May 2018
Why the switchCar was well equipped with blind spot detection, especially useful driving in Boston.I had reserved a sedan but only SUVs and Mini-vans were available. When I said that I would not drive one of those types of vehicles, I was told that I would have to wait about half an hour. When I said that I would wait, within one minute a sedan was available. Interesting! This is similar to being seated at the worst table in a restaurant when there are no other people there. Is this common practice?
9.6 Excellent18 Mar 2018
Fast and easyNo issues on pick up or drop off. Albany is on site. I had to wait for attendant to show but only a couple of minutesNo signs for car rental returns at LaGuardia so you have to look up yourself.
10.0 Excellent27 Dec 2017
Price + Ease of Pick-up + Clean Car + Modern AmenitiesNothing.
10.0 Excellent5 Dec 2017
Quick and EasyFrom the time I picked up to the time I left with the car was all of 15-20 minutes. No long drawn out process.Having to supply two phone numbers at the counter. I only have one number.
10.0 Excellent3 Dec 2017
Staff was very helpful and accommodating.price was reasonable and vehicle was in good condition and fully met our needs.
9.6 Excellent14 Aug 2017
Car was clean and I enjoyed driving it.Initial prepaid reservation was for Jeep SUV for 9 days at 449.00. When I called to change reservation to 7 days I was informed new cost would be approx. 1200.00. It took 2 more calls before someone suggested I change car to mid size which would result in price increase of approx. 100.00.
10.0 Excellent30 May 2017
Great serviceThey gave me a nice car.
10.0 Excellent22 May 2017
The Hundai Sonata was a great car. Very quiet and easy to drive. Check-in and check-out was extremely fast and efficient. The ease of both at Albany airport is great.
10.0 Excellent19 Apr 2017
Fantastic service. Great vehicle.Customer Service was excellent.
10.0 Excellent26 Mar 2017
Nice peopleThe women at reception was very pleasant.
Rated no. 4
Avis
7.9 Good (59 reviews)
1 location in Albany Intl Airport
Avis
Locations in Albany Intl Airport
  • 7.7
  • 8.1
  • 7.8
  • 8.1
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent5 Aug 2022
The car had significant scrapes and cosmetic damage when I picked it up
2.0 Mediocre7 Jul 2022
Computer was down. No cars available. Took an Uber
4.0 Okay14 May 2022
Could not contact anyone at the airport and could get not resolution from the Avis app or the foreign call center agent for issue of needing to return car early and get a refund. Will not use again.
8.0 Excellent8 Nov 2021
Still high prices.
3.9 Mediocre5 Oct 2021
The van had illegal tires with tread, it wasn’t ready even hours after I was supposed to pick up, the tire had a leak and the jack compartment was apart and all of the back
5.9 Okay25 Sep 2021
Van had a terrible smell that was very evident at pickup and throughout rental. Cheeze It crackers were on last row seats. Directions for pickup should indicate "airport counter" on confirmation email. I stood online in garage pickup area line for 10 minutes only to be told to go into airport counter.
10.0 Excellent29 Aug 2021
I should have requested a lower model car. The electronics of the Mazda 3 too much to learn in a short time.
8.0 Excellent7 Jul 2021
Very easy process.My car hadn’t been washed though the interior was cleaned.
10.0 Excellent7 Jul 2021
convienientnothing really
2.0 Mediocre11 Jun 2021
They did not have the truck I reserved. I reserved a pickup truck for moving and they wanted to replace it with a Toyota Corolla and could not understand why I was not satisfied. The manager was rude and extremely unhelpful. I was given the number of Avis customer service, waited on hold for 20 minutes, only to find they were closed. I was not able to rent from them and had no choice but to pay triple the cost to Alamo for a pickup. For this reason, I am requesting a full refundIf they had the vehicle I reserved
Rated no. 5
National
10 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Albany Intl Airport
National
Locations in Albany Intl Airport
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
Rated no. 6
Enterprise
9.4 Excellent (18 reviews)
1 location in Albany Intl Airport
Enterprise
Locations in Albany Intl Airport
  • 9.6
  • 9.6
  • 9.3
  • 9.2
  • 9.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent12 Mar 2020
Loved this car. Friendly staff
6.8 Good7 Mar 2017
I liked the final price and the choice of car.The pickup location listed on the itinerary was not the pickup location. It was the Enterprise gated lot where the inventory is kept, a mile away. The literal hike back to where I knew the Enterprise booth was at the airport (at a completely different address than was listed on my itinerary), was a complete waste of my time. I have had to take shuttles about a mile away from the airport in different locations to pickup rental cars in the past, so the initial directions taking me past the airport did not seem out of the ordinary for pickup at first. Once finally at the counter, the sales rep tried to tell me the insurance I could opt for at $9/day was $14/day. I had it right on the paper print out but he acted "surprised." I am smart enough to know that this was an attempted upsell. I am also aware that you do not even need this insurance, so I asked him to forget it all together. Then I was told that the car rate was going up because of this. Which annoys me. 1.) Because my rate was booked independent of the insurance I hadn't opted into yet, and 2.) Because this was Saturday morning. I was taking a car off his hands for the weekend that would otherwise badly affect his numbers. I almost cancelled all together because of this until miraculously I rented an upgraded car for a discounted rate (that was still an upsell for him) after explaining I know how this works. Way too much BS to go through especially when surrounded by other car rental services in the airport who are also trying to get rid of cars over the weekend. The lines at the other desks were the sole reason I rented with Enterprise.
10.0 Excellent3 Dec 2016
Friendly and helpful staff
10.0 Excellent7 Nov 2016
Cost.
10.0 Excellent27 Sep 2016
Great, friendly, helpful service!This was speedy. The people at the desk are very friendly and helpful. My car was easy to get to and ready for me when I got out there. A young man named Sean was especially knowledgeable and helpful.
7.6 Good20 Sep 2016
Good carInside of windshield and front windows not cleaned
10.0 Excellent13 Sep 2016
Nice and easy does itNo waiting in line, friendly employees
7.2 Good17 Aug 2016
Drove about 60 miles from Albany, got a flat, called customer service(roadside assistance ), told it wouldbe $65 for someone to come out...and that was to just put the spare on, not a new tire. I said i can put the spare on myself. Then was told had to drive back to albany to get a new car. Got back to Albany and find out that if I had the roadside assistance (wasn't mentioned or offered at pickup ) they would have brought a new vehicle to me. Not a good experience.
Rated no. 7
Hertz
8.1 Excellent (17 reviews)
1 location in Albany Intl Airport
Hertz
Locations in Albany Intl Airport
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
  • 8
  • 8.2
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
6.8 Good3 May 2017
Easy to find.Longer than normal wait
10.0 Excellent18 Mar 2017
Easy pick up and return. Great rate.Salesman a little pushy. I know its policy to try and upsell but he was just a little overbearing. Ins. and taxes cost more than rental fee.
9.6 Excellent4 Mar 2017
Great Price. Excellent experienceThe pickup and drop off were so easy that I could hardly believe that I had not forgotten something.
2.0 Mediocre14 Feb 2017
Ride at counterNothingI prepayment for an SUV because of snow storm. Guy at counter says can't rent you a car and sends me away. Had to pay double at Alamo.
9.6 Excellent30 Jan 2017
I liked the vehicle. But what I really liked was that they voluntarily shaved some off the final bill because I had used so little fuel. I had prepaid for gas so I wouldn't have to find a gas station when I returned the car.The wait at the counter was long, about 20 minutes.
6.4 Good29 Jan 2017
Fast \ not so friendlyFast pickup and drop off but not very friendly at counter or the garage.
10.0 Excellent29 Oct 2016
Exactly what it should have beenRental and return were easy and seamless. Car was exactly what was rented and price was good.
5.6 Okay23 Oct 2016
Watch out for insurance scam via KayakCar was fineWatch out ordering the insurance coverage. Ordered insurance because we were traveling in a large Urban area. Arrived to get car and they insisted that no insurance was ordered. So added it. Come to find out the insurance via Kayak is via a 3rd party, so they sell you the insurance again at the counter. So I got double charged for the insurance. WATCH OUT FOR THIS!!
10.0 Excellent22 Oct 2016
Easy pick up and drop offGreat car comfortableCharged if a spouse wanted to drive the vehicle
10.0 Excellent14 Oct 2016
Good customer serviceCar was ready. No line at the counter. Handled the paperwork quickly and had me on my way.
Easirent
1 location in Albany Intl Airport
Easirent
Locations in Albany Intl Airport
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in Albany Intl Airport
Sunnycars
Locations in Albany Intl Airport
Recent reviews
387 travellers who rented a car in Albany Intl Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.1

Car rental locations at Albany Intl Airport

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Mini

Top tips for renting a car at Albany Intl Airport

  • Getting a car rental at Albany Intl Airport (ALB) is a quick and simple process since the rental providers are conveniently located within the airport. Ensure you pay attention to the car rental agreement to avoid being liable in case of a breach in contract. Also, carefully inspect your rental car before driving off to avoid being charged with damages and dents you didn’t cause.
  • If you wish to share the driving, you can add a driver to your Albany International Airport car rental. Typically, rental providers at the airport charge a daily fee for each extra driver, although, you may find offers allowing a free additional driver. However, you won’t incur any additional cost for authorized drivers, including a spouse or domestic partner. Nevertheless, the additional driver must meet the car rental requirements.
  • Albany Intl Airport car rental agencies offer several car types, ensuring you will always get the car that fits your preferences, needs, and budget. There is a wide selection for your airport car rental from minis, ideal for a city trip for solo travelers to people carriers, great for family and group road trips. If you wish to travel in style, you can opt for the luxury cars and convertible cars available at the airport rental providers.
  • If you are working with a tight budget, ensure you check out the deals offered by car rental agencies at Albany Intl Airport to get the one that fits your pocket needs. Also, booking in advance can present you best-priced car rental deals for your Albany trip.
  • Book your rental car at Albany Intl Airport at least 4 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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