Allentown car hires from $80

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 Allentown with a pick-up date of 10/5 and drop-off date of 12/5. 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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Allentown car hire information

Pick-up locationAllentown
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV
Hire locations18
Airport locations10
Popular agenciesThrifty, Dollar

Cheap car rentals in Allentown

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Economy$80/day
Compact$80/day
Intermediate$80/day
Standard$83/day
Full-size$92/day
Premium$92/day
Compact SUV$80/day
Intermediate SUV$104/day
Standard SUV$104/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Allentown

  • When you plan your vacation to Allentown, one of the major concerns you may have is whether you’ll be able to fulfill your itinerary within your stipulated timeframe. More so if you have to use public transportation. There’s a certain flexibility and convenience that comes with having a car as you cruise about in a new city. Most rental cars in Allentown are equipped with GPS and navigational technology, so getting lost is nothing to worry about. You also get the opportunity to experience some of the hidden gems inside and outside the city. For example, the Mattress Factory, which houses one-of-a-kind art installations and exhibitions, is 31 miles away. You can also hit the road in your rental car and take in the scenery all the way to the Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle, located about 31 miles away as well.
  • Once you arrive at the Leigh Valley International Airport, you’ll have your pick from Allentown car rentals. The rental car counters can be found in the terminal close to the baggage claim. You’ll pick up your car outside the terminal, in the same location where you’ll bring it back when the trip is over. You can choose from multiple car rentals in Allentown, including Alamo, Enterprise, and Budget.
  • Once you hit the road in your Allentown rental car, some of the things you should be wary of are farm equipment and horse-drawn vehicles. Most of these vehicles are slow-moving, so if you’re not careful, they can present unfamiliar hazards. Most rural roads in Allentown may also be harder to maneuver because you’re likely to experience grassy berms and loose gravel. You may also come across unexpected turns and sharp dips, some of which may present driving challenges for new drivers to the area.
  • When driving in Allentown, the Airport Road northbound between Union Boulevard and Lloyd Street can be very congested, and you need to drive carefully here. Route 145 can also get backed up during high-traffic hours. The same goes for North 7th Street between West Union Street and West Green Street and eastbound route 222 Hamilton Boulevard close to North 15th Street. You may also want to be careful on South 4th Street and Union Boulevard, as the intersections can be quite hectic to maneuver.
  • Book your rental car in Allentown at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Allentown are around 11% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Allentown

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

    Allentown has average rush hours, which start early at around 6am and stretch all the way to 9am. In the evening, it’s advisable to avoid commuting between 4pm and 6pm. If you have to travel during these hours, give yourself extra time as you may get caught in traffic. If you travel to Allentown during winter, expect slow-moving winter storms and the possibility of high wind gusts and slick roads.

  • What’s the speed limit in Allentown?

    Allentown may not be a major city, but it is usually brimming with cars. Having a compact car will go a long way in helping you navigate the busy roads. However, if you intend to venture out into the rural areas where the roads may contain loose gravel, a four-wheel-drive will serve you better. Consider renting a compact SUV, which is suitable for both on-road and off-road adventures.

  • Where are the best places to park in Allentown?

    Allentown has an efficient parking system. There are multiple garages and surface lots if you don’t want to park on the street. These parking decks include Strata Deck at 39 North 6th Street, 9t Walnut Deck at 9th Walnut Street, and Community Deck at 13 South 6th Street, all of which charge $1 per hour. There are parking meters around town for on-street parking that operate from 8am to 9pm and charge $1 to $2 per hour depending on the street. Free parking applies from 5pm to midnight.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Allentown?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Thrifty ($80/day) and Dollar ($80/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Dollar 3311 Airport Road 18103 (6 kilometres from the city centre).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Allentown?

    The average price of fuel in Allentown is $6.38 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of uel costs between $76 and $102, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Allentown?

    Intermediate (Nissan Rogue or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Allentown.

  • Which hire car agencies are at Newark airport (EWR)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Newark airport include Dollar and Thrifty.

  • Which hire car agencies will pick you up at Newark airport (EWR)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Newark airport to off-airport locations include Dollar and Thrifty.

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

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

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Allentown?

    An Intermediate car hire in Allentown costs $100 per day, on average.

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

    A Mini car hire in Allentown costs $159 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Special car hire cost in Allentown?

    A Special car hire in Allentown costs $84 per day, on average.

Allentown car rental reviews and directory

Alamo

8.8

Very Good

64 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.5

Value for money

8.7

One location in Allentown

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Locations in Allentown

3311 Airport Road

+1 610 266 1605

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10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Good no complain

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Joanna was incredibly helpful. I had been flying all day and got in very late. She made the entire process easy and fast. She was also very kind.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Desk and car right at the airport. Friendly staff. Low mileage. Everything was great.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy booking and pickup for the car. Clean and reliable cars to rent!

Cons:

The rate was fair but additional charges like gas was not expected as I was not mentioned about tank fill up. Over charged me for fuel. And drop off location needs to be more.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Cool Car, Nice Ride

Cons:

Snow fall

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

The entire experience was fantastic.

1 out of 13

Budget

8.2

Very Good

57 reviews

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.4

Value for money

7.8

One location in Allentown

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Locations in Allentown

3311 Airport Road

+1 610 266 0667

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10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2022

KAYAK
The woman at the counter at the ABE airport was super friendly, fast and helpful. The car was great, too — clean and well maintained. Great experience.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The folks at the counter were very helpful and friendly. The car was clean and worked really well.

Cons:

Nothing. No suggestions for improvement

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Excellent

4.8 Mediocre

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

I didn’t like how they processed everything, too fast and didn’t have a choice of car. I would of liked a compact with trunk not hatch. And again fast with the check out, I wanted to pay cash and they didn’t even give us a chance to ask if we could. They were only concerned how many miles I put on, and that I parked in the return section. Mind you it’s snowing outside and their parking lot is a mess. Safety first? Lol mileage should be my last concern, And besides I’m paying.

6.8 Okay

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

CAR WAS KNOT CLEAN

8.4 Very Good

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Low price, fast process, easy to pick up and drop off

Cons:

Car was obviously smoked in even though they claim a non smoking fleet.. It was like driving an ashtray with leather seats. Froze $200 of credit for 3 days past my drop off as opposed to date of pick up. Was very odd.

1 out of 9

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.1

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.4

Value for money

7.2

5 locations in Allentown

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Locations in Allentown

1115 Airport Road

+1 610 435 1711

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1713 Lehigh St

+1 610 966 9644

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3311 Airport Road

+1 610 266 1605

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5661 Hamilton Blvd

+1 610 395 9150

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728 North 13th Street

+1 610 820 6200

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2.0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
the vehicles are listed as available, when we get tot he locations, they tell us they dont have them. This happened with 3 enterprise locations.

2.0 Poor

Jun 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

I was 12 minutes late due to uber driver making a wrong turn. Rental Agent refused to rent me the car.

Cons:

They could have cared and provided minimal customer service. Also not accept reservations for thier exact closing time.

4.0 Mediocre

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

I dropped the car off a few minutes late and was charged an extra day. Unacceptable.

8.0 Very Good

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up was very quick! Less than 15 minutes.

Cons:

Honestly, nothing. We had rental for extended weekend, also during the snow storm and the van (Pacifica) was amazing! Thinking of purchasing one lol.

2.0 Poor

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

NOTHING

Cons:

Not charging the gasoline because they let me the car almost empty, more payment options, customer service needs to improve, car was smelling of cigarettes and I was traveling with a baby, car said needed maintenance and to change oil, price is not that good once they charge you all things they do not offer

5.6 Fair

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was prompt and helpful

Cons:

The car smelled very strongly of smoke, and the fabric seats in the car were visibly dirty. Both of these were an issue during my 20+ hour round trip road trip. I’m extremely disappointed.

1 out of 12

Hertz

6.1

Cleanliness

6.3

Comfort

6.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.3

4 locations in Allentown

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Locations in Allentown

1523 Lehigh St

+1 610 398 3018

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3311 Airport Rd

+1 610 264 4571

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7686 Industrial Blvd

6103983018

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902 Hamilton St.

+1 610 432 5018

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10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
All good

2.0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
They didn’t have a car for me when I got there. I had to go to Avis at double the price.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was nice and professional but seems like did not know I was there to pick my car.

Cons:

The pick up location can be better

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

We had car trouble with the car we originally rented. But Ben and Doug from the Hertz in Roanoke came and picked us up quickly and got us going in a new car. They were wonderful. The emergency roadside assistance was poor. We were on hold for over half an hour before we got through. Then it took them over an hour and a half to pick up the car. Fortunately due to Ben and Doug, we got another car and didn’t have to wait for the tow.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was very friendly and helpful. Pickup and dropoff took only a few minutes. Very pleased

8.0 Very Good

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

new wipers

1 out of 15

National

10.0

Wonderful

2 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

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Locations in Allentown

3311 Airport Road

+1 610 266 1605

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10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2023

KAYAK
No further comments

1 out of 1

Avis

7.9

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.5

Value for money

8.0

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3311 Airport Road

+1 610 264 8146

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8.0 Very Good

Jun 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy pick up and drop off

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff and EZ drop off

Cons:

Instructions on car return location

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Very affordable!! Vehicle drove like a dream. It was large enough, and went entire 7,222 miles without a problem !! Unlimited really means unlimited!!

Cons:

There were some things left in the car.

4.8 Mediocre

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

I specifically asked for an American made car when I made the reservation. When I got there, all the agent would say “or similar”. He did change the Nissan to a Ford, but the. Charged me extra. I had all this worked out when I made the reservation, dont they put any notes in the database so this c?

Cons:

Provide the car promised at reservation or at least honor the price given when you reserve.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff at Avis at EWR were fantastic. My wife had a medical issue and all the staff went far beyond what was a job requirement to assist us in so many ways. It was one of the best customer service experiences I ever had. I can’t say enough about those specific employees, but Avis is fortunate to

2.0 Poor

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Awful experience.

Cons:

I was not able to rent a car.

1 out of 4

Dollar

7.6

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

6.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.7

Value for money

7.4

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3311 Airport Road

+1 610 264 4571

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9.6 Wonderful

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Helpful, friendly staff

Cons:

It was really good

5.2 Fair

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

I had requested full coverage insurance for this rental. The agent who issued the car to me never added that coverage. Unfortunately I was involved in an accident and I was told that I wasn’t covered.

Cons:

Having been listened to better at the time of pick up and to have been covered by the requested full coverage insurance.

5.6 Fair

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was perfectly clean, and had better features (forward automatic braking) than most rental cars.

Cons:

Car was reported as full but came with 3/4 of a tank, though they did reimburse my refueling. Impossible to add a second driver without both drivers going to the desk, which is much stricter than any other rental company I have experienced.

7.6 Good

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

No ride was provided to my home

2.0 Poor

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Clean and goood quality car

Cons:

Poor customer service

8.0 Very Good

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

efficient service

Cons:

no one at the parking to collect vehicle

1 out of 4

Thrifty

7.6

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

7.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.5

Value for money

7.1

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Locations in Allentown

3311 Airport Road

+1 610 264 4571

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7.6 Good

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

I think it is immoral to charge me $10 a gallon for a full tank of gas, when I did not use the full tank. I sort of understand charging a premium. The gas supply is no doubt right next to the wash and detail area, so it cannot cost much more for the service folks to gas up the car. It's just another way, along with selling insurance, that the Hertz car rental system gouges the unsuspecting.

8.0 Very Good

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

It was easy to pickup and drop off. Car was a good size for our needs and would rent again from Thrifty.

Cons:

The car smelled kinda weird - like smoke but it wasn't unbearable.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

I can’t really complain about the rate. It was quite affordable.

Cons:

Even if you are paying a good rate, you should expect that the car would at least be safe. The front tires had NO tread left and i was having to drive in the rain! Every time I would start from a stop the tires would spin out!!! Yikes! And when breaking the antilock breaks would engage. Definitely one of the scariest drives I’ve driven!!! Also, I had no idea that the location was NOT on airport like all of the other locations! Someone should apprise you of this so you don’t miss your flight!!!

7.2 Good

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Great price and various cars models to pick from.

Cons:

Horrible phone customer service to extend rental reservation.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up and drop off were quick and easy

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Great car. Quick service.

Cons:

The cost of one additional driver was unnecessary.

1 out of 3

Easirent

4.6

Mediocre

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One location in Allentown

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Locations in Allentown

Lehigh Valley International Airport

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Sunnycars

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One location in Allentown

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Locations in Allentown

3311 Airport Road

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301 travellers who rented a car in Allentown gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.8

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