Car rental at Burlington Airport

Car rental at Burlington Airport

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Burlington, VT, United States - Burlington
12 Aug — 19 Aug
Same drop-off
Burlington, VT, United States - Burlington
Fri 12/8
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Fri 19/8
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Burlington Airport car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8.5 Excellent (108 reviews)
1 location in Burlington Airport
Alamo
Locations in Burlington Airport
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 8.4
  • 8.5
  • 8
Recent reviews
6.0 Good1 Nov 2021
I didn’t like that the car they gave me hadn’t been fully evaluated by their staff prior to renting it to me. The “ maintenance required / bring vehicle to dealer l light came on the dashboard the day after I Picked up the car
10.0 Excellent28 Oct 2021
The negatives I have were based on the small size of the car, which I chose and the price which was a little less than other rental agencies. I had never been in a Nissan Sentra and never will be again. Rental car rates are more than double what they were before. I have to accept that, but I don’t have to accept that it represents decent value. Everything else was fine.
8.0 Excellent23 Oct 2021
There will be no any optional items after the reservation Should have enough stuff members to run the business
10.0 Excellent21 Oct 2021
Vehicle was ready and was the vehicle we expected and wanted. Vehicle worked well, and we traveled more than 1000 miles with no issue. Downside was long lines for pickup and very limited Alamo locations for return in the Northeast part of the US.
5.9 Okay1 Oct 2021
Really wanted and needed a car. The truck was not a real practical option, but no cars available at the time of booking, and quite expensive when we arrived.
7.2 Good14 Sep 2020
I noticed at pick up that the wheel cover was missing. I took a pic as suggested by the attendant, if I found any issues with it. When I arrived at my destination, I was asked if I had a flat tire along the way. I told him no that the wheel cover was missing when I picked it up. He told me that I was driving with a donut. I was shocked as it didn't appear smaller than the other tires and I had driven for 4 hours and 260 miles at top speeds of 75 mph. I have no idea if there was another spare in the trunk, the flat tire, or nothing. Fortunately nothing happened, but could have been ugly and never should have been rented out in that condition.
6.4 Good13 Sep 2020
Easy to pick up and easy to dropThe car smelled like cigarettes. Very smoky and had to drive with the windows cracked.
10.0 Excellent4 Apr 2020
Yes everything went well, drop off was really easy.Satellite radio would of been nice but I’m not complaining for the price of the rental.
7.6 Good3 Jan 2020
Staff very friendly, pick up easy, convenient location, no line.Car was a bit dirtier than I had expected, coffee stains on ceiling that I didn't notice until later. Nobody in garage during pickup or dropoff, but as long as they don't charge me for someone else's mess, I'm ok with that.
10.0 Excellent9 Dec 2019
It was great. Thanks!
Rated no. 2
Enterprise
9.1 Excellent (41 reviews)
1 location in Burlington Airport
Enterprise
Locations in Burlington Airport
  • 9.2
  • 9.1
  • 9.2
  • 9.1
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent3 Jul 2022
Should be info about lost and found. Forgot my pillow in the car
10.0 Excellent18 Nov 2021
Everything was fine. No issues at all.
10.0 Excellent26 Jul 2021
The enterprise desk staff was terrific, and the whole experience was easy and affordable!
10.0 Excellent1 Jul 2021
everythingNothing
10.0 Excellent26 Jun 2021
Staff was friendly, efficient, and very helpful. I will use Enterprise again based on the staff alone,
10.0 Excellent21 Apr 2020
Lady behind the counter was super friendly considering the Covid-19 changes in effectThis has nothing to do with the rental company, just the location... the airport has limited access, only one door is unlocked to enter, just made for a lot of extra walking
10.0 Excellent2 Oct 2019
We reserved a van from the airport but was able to pick up right at the local Williston Road Enterprise for the same price. This location was easier for us as we were able to leave our smaller car there while away. Great price! I called this location a couple of times and employees were helpful.
7.6 Good23 Jan 2019
Pick-up and drop-off were super easy.With terrible snowy weather forecasted, it would have been helpful to have had the option to get a car with snow tires. The car did fine but some conditions were very slippery.
10.0 Excellent29 Oct 2018
Very Responsive!Service is immediate and friendly. This company makes renting a car so easy!
8.8 Excellent16 Mar 2018
Very fast and easy drop off.
Rated no. 3
Avis
8.4 Excellent (44 reviews)
1 location in Burlington Airport
Avis
Locations in Burlington Airport
  • 8.9
  • 8.6
  • 8.2
  • 8.4
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre27 Jul 2022
The additional fees that I incurred were outrageous. Almost $500 for renting a 4 cylinder non-luxury vehicle. I’m sickened by the price and will never use Avis again after their lack of communication, and uncalled for prices. It was not worth the money.
6.0 Good24 Jun 2022
Counter person inexplicably gruff
1.9 Horrible4 Oct 2021
They could have kept the reservation Showed up to be told no cars were at that airport. No options were offered! Ridiculous!!
10.0 Excellent23 Sep 2021
Great staff. Easy in and out.
10.0 Excellent19 Jul 2021
Super easy..the best
8.0 Excellent7 Jun 2021
The company staff was very personable.The size/type of car got changed when I booked the rental, going from a mid-size to a compact. The car I ended up getting wasn't tall enough while sitting down--crooked neck all while driving.
10.0 Excellent24 May 2020
Ease of reserving and pick up was just as efficient.nothing comes to mind
10.0 Excellent6 Jul 2018
Normal returnIt was fine.It was fine.
8.0 Excellent30 Apr 2018
Ease of return. Friendly staff.
5.6 Okay19 Nov 2017
Please make it more challenging and time consumingThe woman at the counter spoke very good English.You must drive into a garage where there is only a small sign posted, that applies to all car rental companies, which you must stop and read, and it is on a curve where cars are blindly coming around and you must stop, block traffic, and read the four steps of 1) parking the car in the appropriate area, 2) cleaning it out, 3) writing down the mileage and 4) locking it, noting the number of your space, and returning the keys to the rental counter. What it doesn't say is 1) your parking space is far away 2) the rental counter is across the street in the main terminal downstairs on the other end 3) the escalators don't work and 4) have fun waiting in line to turn in all this information you are supposed to provide.
Rated no. 4
Thrifty
8.3 Excellent (57 reviews)
1 location in Burlington Airport
Thrifty
Locations in Burlington Airport
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
  • 8.1
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
6.4 Good9 Feb 2018
Thrifty seems willing to refund me the insurance if I send them proof of payment.I had already purchased insurance through carrentals.com and then was billed for it again on the rental. I asked for snowtires and was told they didn't have any. They driving at this time was very treacherous without snow tires.
10.0 Excellent30 Sep 2017
GREAT SERVICE
10.0 Excellent4 Jun 2017
Vehicle was just what we ordered. Service was great and price was the best.
10.0 Excellent3 Apr 2017
Staff were really friendly and helpful
10.0 Excellent30 Mar 2017
Highly satisfiedThe staff were all extremely friendly, the shuttle was prompt and the car was exactly what I needed at a very reasonable price.My only suggestion would be to be more clear on how to reach the business from the airport. I had to go to another business' rental counter to ask so they could call the shuttle for me. The shuttle arrived quickly after that.
10.0 Excellent25 Mar 2017
Friendly staff and quick pickup am Bd drop off
4.0 Okay5 Mar 2017
There's a Reason for the Name ThriftyWe got that van switched before something unsafe happened. Tha van had tires that were so worn that wires were exposed. The company reduced the rental rate without a hassle.
10.0 Excellent25 Feb 2017
I had to change my car and it was super easy.
2.0 Mediocre14 Feb 2017
The car was old. The key fob did not operate properly -- I could not lock the car on several occasions. The windshield wipers were old and did not clean the windshield -- a major problem since it was snowing most of the time we had the rental. The car heater could not be adjusted properly. And worst of all, the car was unable to climb a hill leading to a ski resort one afternoon, because it lacked snow tires or four-wheel drive. In short, we hated this car and deeply resented the carelessness of the Thrifty office. One more thing, like icing on a rancid cake, they took 40 minutes to pick us up at the airport when we landed, though their office was 5 minutes away. STAY AWAY FROM THIS BUSINESS.
10.0 Excellent25 Nov 2016
Friendly, fast and easyAirport shuttle picked me I and stopped me off with no wait time, and staff were super nice.
Rated no. 5
Dollar
8 Excellent (45 reviews)
1 location in Burlington Airport
Dollar
Locations in Burlington Airport
  • 8.1
  • 8.3
  • 7.9
  • 7.9
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent26 Jul 2022
The service was prompt, and customer service was professional as well.
2.0 Mediocre9 Jun 2022
Attempting to manage/ cancel/ edit my reservation was an absolute nightmare. I got bounced around to 3 different companies and call centers only to find out that there was nothing I could do to cancel the reservation. Definitely won't be using Kayak ever again.
10.0 Excellent3 May 2022
I was directed to go to the Hertz counter next to Dollar’s counter, and the reps at Hertz were awesome. They were courteous, informative and professional!!
10.0 Excellent24 Apr 2022
Staff very friendly and knowledgeable
10.0 Excellent24 Jan 2022
Battery was dead on first car; team gave me an upgrade for the inconvenience.
10.0 Excellent18 Oct 2021
The car (Hyundai Elantra) was clean, drove well and gave great miles per gallon. The staff was friendly and helpful - they provided me with a USB cable for my phone. This was a life saver!
10.0 Excellent9 Oct 2021
The staff was friendly. The car was great. And the price we paid was quite fair (especially considering the surge in pricing this year). I would recommend to others.
1.9 Horrible30 Sep 2021
Obvious signs of body repair and drove like a car that had been wrecked several times.
1.9 Horrible17 Jun 2021
First of all, there were no Dollar agents at the rental service and the service was handled through Hertz. Returned the rental car one day early and they stated that there would be no refund since the transaction was made through Kayak. Extremely poor customer service.
6.0 Good14 Jun 2021
Car smelled of smoke. Alignment was bad. The person at the counter only had SUVs and instead of honoring the price on our reservation, charged us the difference. It was not a good experience.
Rated no. 6
Budget
8 Excellent (82 reviews)
1 location in Burlington Airport
Budget
Locations in Burlington Airport
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 7.9
  • 7.7
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent1 Jul 2022
I actually liked the ease of getting this rental through Kayak! It was easy and fast to book when I needed it most! Thank you Kayak!!
10.0 Excellent27 Mar 2022
Desk service personnel very friendly and helpful. Easy pick up and drop-off at Burlington, VT Airport.
2.0 Mediocre25 Mar 2022
Car was clean and comfortable. The check-in counter was closed when my flight arrived so I had to get a hotel and wait until the next morning to get my car. This ruined my car rental experience.
10.0 Excellent28 Feb 2022
Nice to be given a Prius Hybrid for our “economy car”. 50 mpg😊
4.0 Okay26 Jan 2022
I was given a different car than the one i rented. rented a 4x4 truck and was given a small awd suv i was overcharged by $50
3.9 Mediocre15 Oct 2021
Friendly helpful staff
10.0 Excellent5 Oct 2021
When my flight was changed to two hours later, Budget wouldnt talk to me, said I needed to talk to Hotwire who I got my deal from. When I called them they said nothing they could do? They said budget would give away my car? I took a chance and got there late, but my car was there. SHEW! I will always reserve directly from the rental car company from now on, even if it costs a little more.
7.9 Good12 Jul 2021
The pick-up was great. The vehicle itself was very clean, fairly comfortable and all-in-all did the job! The drop off was the issue, as there was no Budget person to great or help us. We did not know that we simply had to park in any one of the Budget spaces and then go up to the Rental counter to drop off the key. Other wise, very good.
2.0 Mediocre6 Jul 2021
we got a car that was able to get us from A to Breserved an infant car seat, upon arrival we were told “not gonna happen” before some phone calls were made and a seat was found for us. car smelled like smoke and was in major need of a wheel alignment, and drop off instructions were not clear
2.0 Mediocre20 Jun 2021
They were out of my reserved vehicle class despite extra efforts on my part to ensure that my rental would be available and Budget would be open. I was then overcharged for a lesser class of vehicle that Budget somehow considered in the same class as what I reserved, despite clearly not being an SUV or higher end car.
Rated no. 7
Hertz
8 Excellent (69 reviews)
1 location in Burlington Airport
Hertz
Locations in Burlington Airport
  • 8.4
  • 8.1
  • 8.1
  • 8.1
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent13 Jul 2022
The experience with Hertz was great. The vehicle was not as clean as we would have liked, but overall, we were very happy.
2.0 Mediocre1 Jun 2022
Desk staff were friendly & helpful. Online tools for reservation management, both web & app, were pretty much useless. Online customer assistance tools were equally useless. Speaking to an actual customer service human costs $30. Rates were deceptively presented nearly to the point of fraud, and in the end unreasonably high compared to competitors. Provided vehicle was in poor repair, with warped brake rotors and a totally worn out suspension. Would not recommend, will not rent a vehicle through Hertz again.
4.0 Okay13 Mar 2022
Returned to 85th st in Manhattan after filling up on 96th st. Was charged $6 for 1/8th a tank of gas. Come on, people.
2.0 Mediocre28 Feb 2022
Hertz cancelled my reservation the day after I made it because of a “policy change” about a one way trip. Still waiting for the refund.
10.0 Excellent7 Nov 2021
Managers car choice was an excellent option for me. Thank you!
7.9 Good25 Aug 2021
Staff was very friendly and check in was easy.
3.9 Mediocre25 Aug 2021
We were given a dented car. Lighting in the garage was poor. The line to get the car was long.
10.0 Excellent17 Aug 2021
Friendly and efficient staff when picking up. Car windows smeared and dirty / get a waffle towel to wipe windows for no more streaks , it is that easy.
3.9 Mediocre26 Jul 2021
There was no one at the desk when I arrived (they were cleaning cars). My phone was not working, so I had to ask someone from another agency to call for me. Once the agent arrived, he was very good and quite pleasant. To get to Boston from Burlington, I had no reasonable options. With routes closed, I would have had to deal with 15+ hour trips by train or bus with ridiculous routes. I can't help but think car rental agencies are taking advantage of the situation by price gouging. Plus, they do not seem to have either the ability or desire to respond to the need with more cars and agents. The side mirrors on my car could not be adjusted from inside, and the de-fogging fans were not effective resulting in a stressful and dangerous drive to Boston. The drop-off procedure was quite easy, but there needs to be more clarity about what to do. After a late-night, it was not easy for me to get the car returned by 10 am, but I did it.
10.0 Excellent22 Jul 2021
Staff were extremely friendly and polite.
Rated no. 8
National
8.9 Excellent (11 reviews)
1 location in Burlington Airport
National
Locations in Burlington Airport
  • 9.4
  • 8.9
  • 9
  • 9.2
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent9 Sep 2021
Everything was perfect
3.9 Mediocre30 Aug 2021
For older and physically impaired users, better description of the size, leg room, comfort and entry and exits are needed. We may not know the car name and type. To us mid-sized means a roomy sedan not a compact car. Our expectations include an odometer, easy adjustment of the steering wheel and seats. This car was like driving a roller skate. We hit our heads getting in the car, banged our knees on the dashboard and I struggled to get out of the car. Also, personnel need to offer to show the car features and explain them. We didn’t know how to remove the ignition key!
7.6 Good2 Sep 2019
Hannah a the pick up was excellentCar could have been cleaner
9.2 Excellent19 Jul 2018
A bit confusing the drop off processThe drop off process was unclear, poor signaling at the burlington international airport
9.6 Excellent15 Oct 2015
Nice car. A bit larger then expected.Additional costs were not transparant when we confirmed the reservation.
Easirent
1 location in Burlington Airport
Easirent
Locations in Burlington Airport
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in Burlington Airport
Sunnycars
Locations in Burlington Airport
Recent reviews
457 travellers who rented a car in Burlington Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.3

Car rental locations at Burlington Airport

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Mini

Top tips for renting a car at Burlington Airport

  • A rental vehicle in Burlington, VT allows you to experience the city like a local. The downtown area is located a relatively shorter distance from the flight hub. While you might consider boarding a bus or taxi, these only take you to a specific terminus, with a few stops along the way. By partnering with a car rental at Burlington Airport (BTV), you get a vehicle that you can drive to any destination you like, attend meetings in style with a classy ride, and even go off-roading with an AWD without worry of getting stuck.
  • Driving in Burlington is relatively easy, although it's critical to understand the traffic rules before driving around. While a continuous double yellow line in the middle of the road indicates "No Overtaking" in other countries, you are allowed to overtake unless there's a road sign indicating a "No Passing Zone". Additionally, a right-hand turn is permissible on a red light unless there's a sign telling you otherwise. If you choose to use Williston Rd 2 heading toward the city center, you can expect heavy traffic on Main St, especially during the rush hour.
  • Once your rental contract is over, your Burlington Airport car rental will require you to return the car within the specified time. It's easy because you return it to the exact location you pick it up. When you reach the airport, you'll see "Rental Car Return" signs leading to your rental company's designated parking lot. Is your flight scheduled to take off outside the vehicle rental operating hours? You can still return the car during the after-hours. Park the vehicles and secure the locks, drop the keys in the key safe, and you'll be ready to head to your departure terminal.
  • Saving money with a car rental at Burlington Airport can be tricky, considering that onsite rental companies usually include a "premium location surcharge," tax fees, and other extra costs for various things such as GPS mapping and electronic toll devices. One secret of cutting down your on-airport vehicle rental costs is to purchase your rental company's auto insurance. Not only does it reduce your liability significantly, but it also alleviates the need to pay for the additional costs.
  • Book your rental car at Burlington Airport at least 7 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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