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Albany Car Hire

Albany Car Hire

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Pick-up location Albany
Rental locations 14
Airport locations 8

Albany car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (6,604 reviews)
1 location in Albany
Alamo
Locations in Albany
737 Albany Shaker Rd
+1 844 366 2649
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Rated no. 2
Enterprise
8.5 Excellent (12,895 reviews)
3 locations in Albany
Enterprise
Locations in Albany
51 S. Pearl St./t.u. Center
+1 518 472 1111
737 Albany Shaker Rd
+1 518 785 7771
900 Central Ave
+1 518 453 6222
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Rated no. 3
Avis
7.6 Good (2,287 reviews)
2 locations in Albany
Avis
Locations in Albany
131 Colonie Center, Space 232
+1 518 459 3179
737 Albany Shaker Road
+1 518 242 4440
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Rated no. 4
Budget
7.4 Good (4,305 reviews)
2 locations in Albany
Budget
Locations in Albany
131 Colonie Center
+1 518 459 2609
737 Albany Shaker Road
+1 518 242 4450
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Rated no. 5
Hertz
7.4 Good (3,970 reviews)
3 locations in Albany
Hertz
Locations in Albany
40 Lodge St
+1 518 434 6911
737 Albany Shaker Rd.
+1 518 456 1777
818 Central Avenue
+1 518 454 9701
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Rated no. 6
National
national
8.0 Excellent (887 reviews)
1 location in Albany
National
Locations in Albany
737 Albany Shaker Rd
+1 844 366 2648
Rated no. 7
Dollar
8.4 Excellent (58 reviews)
1 location in Albany
Dollar
Locations in Albany
737 Albany Shaker Road
+1 866 434 2226
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Sunnycars
sunnycars
1 location in Albany
Sunnycars
Locations in Albany
859 Albany Shaker Road

Car hire locations in Albany

When to book a hire car in Albany

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Top tips for renting a car in Albany

  • Like many cities in the U.S., Albany is best explored with a car. There simply is no better way to get around town, especially if you plan on going out and taking in the sights. For instance, if you are staying outside of downtown Albany and you want to get downtown, it is a simple 10 to 15-minute drive, but via public transportation it can easily take 30 or 40 minutes. This is especially the case at night when bus service slows down.
  • Planning on beginning your trip in Albany with a stop at the hire car counter? For travelers with flights landing at Albany International Airport, you will find the hire car offices located next to Baggage Claim and the cars themselves in the airport parking garage.
  • Albany’s downtown area is chock full of pedestrians and bikers. This is particularly the case during evenings in the summer when the weather is especially pleasant. During such times, jaywalking can become very common and traffic has to slow down as a result. This is also because Albany has a high density of attractions in the downtown area, so people often walk between them.
  • Rush hour in Albany, while not as severe as it is in New York City, can still pack a punch. The morning rush hour usually starts up at 6:00 a.m. and lasts until 9:00 a.m. The afternoon rush hour is when the real traffic builds up, though, and drivers are advised to avoid many of the major avenues and highways from 4:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., when traffic begins to die back down.
  • Book your rental car in Albany at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Albany

What is the best hire car agency in Albany?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Albany are Alamo (8.7, 6604 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 12895 reviews), and Avis (7.6, 2287 reviews).

How can I find hire car agencies near me in Albany?

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

What type of car is recommended for driving in Albany?

Albany’s streets are similar to many others in the Northeast in that many of them predate the automobile. As a result, the roads can often be winding and rather small, and because of this, smaller vehicles are recommended for would-be renters. Larger cars will fit on the roads, of course, but they may sometimes be tough to park, and you may have to stop to let others pass on the narrower roads.

What's the speed limit in Albany?

Drivers can expect speed limits ranging from 25 to 45 mph on residential streets and from 35 to 55 mph on larger urban roads. Highways and freeways in Albany, on the other hand, typically feature speed limits of 55 mph in urban areas and 65 mph in rural areas in between cities.

How are gas prices in Albany?

On average, drivers will pay about $2.60 per gallon for petrol in Albany. This is right within the average for the state of New York, as petrol is around $2.60 per gallon in New York City and $2.50 per gallon in Syracuse.

Where are the best places to park in Albany?

Parking garages are plentifully available in Albany and drivers should have no issue finding spots in them. Additionally, parallel streetside parking is highly available throughout the city. In general, drivers will find that streetside parking is predominantly popular in the less dense urban areas and peripheral residential areas of Albany.