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Alcoa car hires from $88

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Alcoa with a pick-up date of 25/7 and drop-off date of 15/8. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Chevrolet Spark car
Chevrolet Spark
or similar SMALL
2
2
4-5
M
$88/day
Ford Focus car
Ford Focus
or similar SMALL
4
2
4-5
M
$88/day
Hyundai Elantra car
Hyundai Elantra
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
4-5
M
$102/day
Volkswagen Jetta car
Volkswagen Jetta
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
4-5
M
$92/day
Ford Fusion car
Ford Fusion
or similar LARGE
5
2
4-5
M
$116/day
Ford Expedition car
Ford Expedition
or similar SUV
5
2
4-5
M
$165/day
Nissan Maxima car
Nissan Maxima
or similar LARGE
5
5
2/4
M
$124/day
Cadillac XTS car
Cadillac XTS
or similar LUXURY
5
5
4-5
M
$123/day
Ford Escape car
Ford Escape
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
M
$113/day
Ford Edge car
Ford Edge
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
M
$123/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Alcoa

  • Alcoa is a small town located near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Public transportation options in Alcoa are limited, and taxis can be expensive. Renting cheap car rentals in Alcoa gives you the flexibility to move around the city and visit surrounding areas at your own pace and time. Having Alcoa car rentals lets you explore the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and other scenic areas at your leisure. Some popular places to visit within driving distance of Alcoa include Cades Cove, Clingman's Dome, and Laurel Falls.
  • Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) is approximately 12 miles south of Knoxville. The car rental offices are located on-site near the baggage claim area, and a free shuttle bus is available to take customers to the rental car facility. Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) is approximately 86 miles east of Alcoa. The car rental offices are located on-site in the baggage claim area of the airport terminal. Passengers can easily pick up their rental cars without leaving the terminal. Blountville Tri Cities TN/VA Airport (TRI) is approximately 92 miles northeast of Alcoa. The rental car counters at this airport are located near the baggage claim area, and passengers can pick up cars on-site.
  • It is important to familiarize yourself with certain aspects before driving cheap car rentals in Alcoa. Alcoa is a smaller city, but there are still certain traffic patterns to keep in mind. The main thoroughfare in Alcoa is Highway 129, which runs through the center of town. Alcoa Highway is the main connection to downtown Knoxville and McGhee Tyson Airport. Alcoa generally has a lower population density than larger cities, so there are not as many bicycles, trucks, or people jaywalking. However, it is still important to be aware of pedestrians and to give them the right of way when appropriate.
  • Rush hour traffic in Alcoa tends to be heaviest from 7 am to 9 am and 4 pm to 6 pm on weekdays. During these times, highways and major roads such as Highway 321 can become congested. Additionally, during certain seasons like fall and holidays, traffic can increase due to tourists visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Driving cheap car rentals in Alcoa during the winter can be difficult due to potential snow and ice accumulation on roads during colder months. Drivers should exercise caution and allow for extra time to get to their destination. Heavy rain can also make roads slick and difficult to navigate.
  • Book your rental car in Alcoa at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Alcoa are around 81% more expensive than other car types, on average

Alcoa car hire experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travellers who hired a car in Alcoa 
Verified travelerMay 2024
Always double check the price, sometimes it's not always right
Verified travelerJul 2023
Everything was perfect from the pick up to the drop off.
JuanJun 2023
In the more rural areas, be cautious on the hills and narrow roads if you're more familiar with flatter terrain and wider passages. Especially on the tight turns on two-lane roads. Mind the center line and keep close to the right side of the asphalt.
JessicaJun 2023
Pickup and drop off were easy. Pickup staff was friendly and helpful; drop off staff were not.
Verified travelerAug 2023
Make sure that the car is there and available before arriving.
Verified travelerJun 2023
check the gas tank before departing

FAQs about renting a car in Alcoa

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Alcoa?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Dollar ($88/day), Budget ($102/day) and Alamo ($103/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Dollar 2055 Alcoa Hwy 37701 (2 kilometres from the city centre).

  • What is the best car hire company in Alcoa?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire in Alcoa is Budget (7.4, 57 reviews).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Alcoa?

    The average price of fuel in Alcoa is $6.30 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of uel costs between $76 and $101, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Alcoa?

    Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Alcoa.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Alcoa?

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

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Alcoa?

    A Mini car hire in Alcoa costs $158 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Alcoa?

    A Standard car hire in Alcoa costs $84 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Luxury car hire cost in Alcoa?

    A Luxury car hire in Alcoa costs $127 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Alcoa?

    It is recommended to rent a reliable and sturdy car that can handle various terrains such as hills, mountains, and challenging weather conditions for driving in Alcoa. Therefore, an SUV or crossover vehicle would be an ideal choice. SUVs and crossovers are designed to navigate unpaved and uneven roads with ease while providing better handling on hills and mountains, particularly in icy or snowy conditions.

  • What’s the speed limit in Alcoa?

    The speed limits in Alcoa vary depending on the road type and area. In residential areas, the speed limit is usually set at 25 mph. However, near schools or playgrounds, the speed limit may be lower, and drivers need to be particularly careful and aware of the presence of children. On major city roads in Alcoa, where there may be more traffic, the speed limit can be anywhere from 35 mph to 45 mph. For highways that run through Alcoa, the speed limit is typically set at 55 mph to 65 mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Alcoa?

    There are many parking lots and a few on-street parking areas for Alcoa car rentals in the downtown area, and most of them offer free parking. The Alcoa Public Library and Municipal Building, as well as some of the city parks, also provide free parking for visitors. However, there are a few select parking areas in Alcoa where you may need to pay for parking. The cost of paid parking in Alcoa is around $5 to $10 for all-day parking. In some areas, you can also find metered parking, which usually costs around $0.50 to $1 per hour.

Alcoa car rental reviews and directory

Alamo

9.1

Wonderful

48 reviews

Cleanliness

8.9

Comfort

9.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.1

Value for money

9.0

One location in Alcoa

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Locations in Alcoa

2055 Alcoa Hwy

+1 844 868 8507

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10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2024

KAYAK
Person at the service desk was awesome!! Very cordial and answered all of our questions

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Overall was a very quick and easy process. Due to weather, we had to rent a vehicle last minute. Alamo worked with us and turned an unfortunate circumstance into an east solution.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Every thing

8.0 Very Good

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Very nice new car. Lady at the drop off was very friendly and pleasant to work with.

Cons:

Windshield was very streaky and not clean inside. Car had damage when I picked it up, nobody was there to report it to. The one way fees are expensive and I didn't see any indication about fees until you are signing up for the rental.

8.0 Very Good

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Car smelled of stale cigarette smoke. Nasty

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly helpful easy good experience.

Cons:

Nothing, good experience, but the bottom line that I rented from Alamo was it was the best price out of all the competition.

1 out of 9

Budget

7.4

Best rated

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

8.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.5

Value for money

7.2

2 locations in Alcoa

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Locations in Alcoa

2055 Alcoa Highway

+1 865 342 3220

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
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3083 Alcoa Hwy

+1 865 229 3481

Monday08:00 - 23:59
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2.0 Poor

May 2024

KAYAK
I needed to make a change and could not get through by phone and I couldn’t make it online either do ti poor internet service.

4.0 Mediocre

Mar 2024

KAYAK
There is a fundamental problem in the car rental industry that makes it impossible for a customer to specify a feature that the vehicle must have to fit their need. If one were to take a road trip with a rental veh, adaptive cruise control is a game changer, not just for convenience, but to minimize the pain of locking my previously injured ankle in one position for hours at a time. Budget's rep tried but failed to find a veh that fit my needs, even though just weeks earlier I had rented two different vehicles from them that did have the feature, so I know they are in the fleet.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Fast friendly check in and check out. Clean car. Excellent customer service

6.0 Okay

Jan 2024

KAYAK
The vehicle itself was the only complaint. It was a nice vehicle but the windshield washers did not work. The dash said it was out of fluid so i bought some to fill it but it was full, but still did not work. Also, the rain sensing wipers were not working. Worst of all is that the front tires were worn of the edge, which makes it hard to turn in the snow that we had during the time i had the vehicle.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Straight forward. Easy drop off.

6.0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy pick up and drop off

Cons:

Our car was supposed to be smoke free and we could tell there was a smoker in it. It was BAD! We are non smokers and it smelled every day of having it. Very disappointing!!!

1 out of 13

National

9.6

Wonderful

6 reviews

Cleanliness

9.6

Comfort

9.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

9.6

One location in Alcoa

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2055 Alcoa Hwy

+1 844 868 8508

Monday08:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy to pick up the car and to return it before they opened.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Becca at the Knoxville Airport was extremely helpful and very professional.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The pickup and drop off process was very quick and easy. We were also given the option for an SUV, which I was thrilled to accept!

8.0 Very Good

Nov 2022

KAYAK
The person that helped us pick up the rental was EXCELLENT. He was the only one at the national AND alamo desk. He had a long line of customers to deal with but was super friendly and helpful. We were impressed with his professionalism and personalized attention as we picked up our car. There were two issues with the rental (one was a headrest issue) but we did not realize until we already picked up the car. There was little to no time to exam the vehicle prior to pick up. but we feel like the staff should have noticed the issues. Either way, we were really happy with the car rental and would definitely rent through this service again. thank you

1 out of 2

Avis

9.0

Wonderful

16 reviews

Cleanliness

9.4

Comfort

9.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.2

Value for money

8.0

2 locations in Alcoa

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2055 Alcoa Highway

+1 865 970 2985

Monday06:00 - 23:59
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3083 Alcoa Hwy

+1 865 229 4161

Monday08:00 - 23:59
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2.0 Poor

Aug 2023

KAYAK
Charged me for extra coverage that I did not want

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2023

KAYAK
Tags was expired

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2023

KAYAK
Ease of reservation online and drop off.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Vehicle selection excellent. Worked to make sure I got the vehicle I wanted.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2021

KAYAK
I was not given the vehicle I rented.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2021

KAYAK
No complaints!!!

1 out of 2

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9.0

Wonderful

20 reviews

Cleanliness

9.5

Comfort

9.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.7

Value for money

9.0

2 locations in Alcoa

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2010 Airport Hotel Dr

+1 833 886 0851

Monday08:00 - 23:59
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2306 Alcoa Hwy

+1 865 984 8448

Monday07:30 - 17:00
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Friday07:30 - 17:00
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6.0 Okay

May 2024

KAYAK
Price was different from what was said on website. Website said $277 ended up being almost $600. Over all the car was great.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2023

KAYAK
My deposit credited faster

6.0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Preparation and condition of the car

7.2 Good

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Èverything but pick up was positive. Line to pick up car was long. Waited 45 min to get to the counter. Then had to wait 20 min for the vehicle to be ready.

8.0 Very Good

May 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up was good. Drop off no one anywhere so had to leave keys in a box. Would have like a to be checked out and get a receipt.

Cons:

The tumbler when you turned the key stuck sometimes so you had to play with it to get it to turn. New Car strange!

8.8 Very Good

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick-up took a little longer

1 out of 4

Payless

6.7

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

6.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.7

Value for money

6.2

One location in Alcoa

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2055 Alcoa Highway

+1 865 983 3446

Monday06:00 - 23:59
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2.0 Poor

Jul 2024

KAYAK
I made reservations for a vehicle, paid for a vehicle rental, received a confirmation, but no vehicle was available for me. I have tried to resolve this issue by speaking with someone and have had very little success. I would like a refund but can't get in touch with anyone.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Smooth process. Pickup was simple, the car (a RAV4) was brand new and clean, the drop off was seamless. I can't understand why anybody would go to one of those other pricey car rentals when this one was as perfect as it gets!

Cons:

Honestly....nothing could have been improved. I bet I didn't spend more than 5 minutes TOTAL at the rental car counter and that includes pickup and drop off! Price was great, car was great, customer service was great. Seriously...nothing could have been improved.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice car, easy drop off procedure.

Cons:

I arrived after 9:00pm because of a late flight which meant the booth was closed but thankfully the lady from Avis in the same booth managed to get me the car I had booked. Otherwise I'd have had to get a taxi and come back in the morning.

2.0 Poor

Jul 2023

KAYAK
They didn’t have the car I paid for! Terrible that your company booked it with a credit card and there is no communication with the car company IF they have any cars.

8.0 Very Good

Jul 2022

KAYAK
Service was good. Car ran well. There was an awful smell in the car like someone had smoked weed in the car and tried to cover it up with some deodorant spray or something. It was pretty bad and did impact our enjoyment of the car for the week.

4.0 Mediocre

Jun 2022

KAYAK
Car was fine but finding Payless in TYS (Knoxville) airport was almost impossible. They was no desk in the rental car area, I had to go to the parking lot to find them and even then the only signage that said “Payless” was one small (8”X11”) piece of paper that said Avis, Budget, Payless.

1 out of 3

Thrifty

6.0

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

6.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.8

Value for money

6.5

One location in Alcoa

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2055 Alcoa Hwy

+1 865 342 3250

Monday07:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Wonderful

May 2024

KAYAK
excellent

2.0 Poor

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing. Didn't get the car.

Cons:

Despite calling and ensuring I could have the reservation in my friend's name - the car was for her, it didn't happen. They doubled the price when we got there.

1 out of 1

Dollar

4.3

Mediocre

6 reviews

Cleanliness

4.3

Comfort

4.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.0

Value for money

5.3

One location in Alcoa

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2055 Alcoa Hwy

+1 865 342 3250

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
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2.0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Pickup and return, nobody was there, counter was closed. Waited over 2 1/2 hours for pickup and was done by Hertz counter. No walk around the car or anything after a long wait. And returning, drop box or anybody at counter.

8.0 Very Good

Oct 2023

KAYAK
The price was good but it was one of those dealer’s choice promotions. The vehicle turned out to be a Ram 1500 extended cab pickup which is way too big a vehicle for someone used to driving a car. After some discussion they were able to change it for a Toyota Carola. This was very appreciated, although the initial stance was they could not change it. The person working the desk didn’t seem to want to be there, but others he called over were helpful.

2.0 Poor

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

The reservation did not work. Terms and conditions applied that more than doubled the price (drop off fee). The agent at the desk was rude and unhelpful. Ended up going to Alamo which offered a decent price on the spot.

2.0 Poor

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

They had canceled our reservation and car not available. Our flight canceled and rescheduled to later in day- not under our control. Sales person not nice and seemed bothered that we were bothering her. Not helpful at all. We rented from budget - they were very helpful and actually less expensive

2.0 Poor

Sep 2023

KAYAK
They cancelled my rental before I arrived (flight delayed out of LA) and told me I needed to call and tell them I was delayed (umm I was on the plane you morons how was I supposed to call). This happened to several other people in line as well. They overbooked themselves and ran out of cars so they refused to correct their own error. I ended up hoping back on Kayak and getting a car from Budget, which was a great experience, but some others that had their reservation cancelled were unable to get a car.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2021

KAYAK
Wonderful car and great customer service

1 out of 2

Easirent

4.7

Mediocre

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McGhee Tyson Airport

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AutoEurope

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Knoxville Mcghee Tyson Airport

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Sunnycars

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2055 Airport Highway

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2055 Alcoa Hwy, Alcoa, , USA Tennessee

+1 914 368 0091

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
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168 travellers who rented a car in Alcoa gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.0

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Most popular car type

Mini

When to book a car hire in Alcoa

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Alcoa car hire information

Pick-up locationAlcoa
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV
Hire locations15
Airport locations12
Popular agenciesAlamo, Dollar, Budget