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Allentown, PA, United States
29 Sep — 6 Oct
Same drop-off
Allentown, PA, United States
Wed 29/9
Noon
Wed 6/10
Noon
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Pick-up locationAllentown
Rental locations15
Airport locations10

Allentown car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8.8 Excellent (53 reviews)
1 location in Allentown
Alamo
Locations in Allentown
  • 8.9
  • 8.9
  • 8.9
  • 8.5
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent31 Jul 2021
Finding car and someone in parking lot to supervise.
10.0 Excellent16 Feb 2021
Easy booking and pickup for the car. Clean and reliable cars to rent!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 Excellent22 Dec 2020
Cool Car, Nice RideSnow fall
10.0 Excellent9 Nov 2020
The entire experience was fantastic.
10.0 Excellent11 Dec 2019
Everything was great. I don’t know how it could have been better actually!
9.6 Excellent9 May 2019
Staff was fine at pickup and drop off (especially at drop off)The only slight annoyance was the number of times the counter rep suggested I purchase their insurance. I understand it’s their job to present this (profitable) option, but two offers is enough, I didn’t need the extra attempts. But this did not change my perception that this was a very nice rental
10.0 Excellent7 May 2019
Everything was easy.We rented in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
10.0 Excellent26 Apr 2019
Although not a new car, it had no issues, and was the right size for me. The staff was very nice, no upgrade pressure.Was a bit worried about the check engine light, but when I mentioned it to him before I left, he noted that it was getting near a service milestone. And as I mentioned, it had no issues.
10.0 Excellent6 Feb 2019
Staff was friendly and efficient; the car was ready when I arrived and dropoff went smoothly
10.0 Excellent17 Dec 2018
new vehicle
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Rated no. 2
Budget
8.4 Excellent (38 reviews)
1 location in Allentown
Budget
Locations in Allentown
  • 8.3
  • 8.5
  • 8.4
  • 8.1
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent22 Aug 2021
really great and affordable rental, thank you!
10.0 Excellent3 Jul 2021
Friendly staff, car was fine
10.0 Excellent22 Jun 2021
Only complaint was that the washer fluid was out but overall experience was great staff at pick up was very friendly and the process was quick drop off was prior to staff getting in but there was an area to drop off and deposit keys
10.0 Excellent13 Apr 2021
The folks at the counter were very helpful and friendly. The car was clean and worked really well.Nothing. No suggestions for improvement
8.8 Excellent15 Jul 2019
Pick up easyVery easy to rentHad to wait in line. only 1 person working.
10.0 Excellent3 Apr 2018
Excellent
4.8 Okay5 Jan 2018
NothingI 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 Good29 Sep 2017
CAR WAS KNOT CLEAN
8.4 Excellent28 Jun 2017
Fine Print: Read ItLow price, fast process, easy to pick up and drop offCar 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.
10.0 Excellent22 Jun 2017
Visiting grandkidsthere was nothing to dislike, the car was clean, picked up in Allentown and dropped off in PHI. Everyone was very efficient and friendly. You have a good team in PA.
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Rated no. 3
Enterprise
8.1 Excellent (57 reviews)
5 locations in Allentown
Enterprise
Locations in Allentown
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
  • 8
  • 8.1
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible22 Jun 2021
I made a reservation and a half hour before the pick up time I got a phone call from the location that there wasn’t a car there for me. Extremely disappointing! Thought I could count on the process and accuracy.
2.0 Mediocre14 Jun 2021
I was 12 minutes late due to uber driver making a wrong turn. Rental Agent refused to rent me the car.They could have cared and provided minimal customer service. Also not accept reservations for thier exact closing time.
8.0 Excellent11 Apr 2021
The girl at the LVA was super friendly
4.0 Okay5 Feb 2021
I dropped the car off a few minutes late and was charged an extra day. Unacceptable.
8.0 Excellent3 Feb 2021
Pick up was very quick! Less than 15 minutes.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 Mediocre8 Jan 2021
NOTHINGNot 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 Okay24 Aug 2020
Staff was prompt and helpfulThe 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.
8.0 Excellent20 Aug 2020
The car should be clean.
2.0 Mediocre3 Aug 2020
If there was an actual car available.
10.0 Excellent6 Jul 2020
The staff was very friendly and explained everything about the car.I have no complaints
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Rated no. 4
Hertz
7.7 Good (53 reviews)
2 locations in Allentown
Hertz
Locations in Allentown
  • 7.9
  • 8.1
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
  • 7.8
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1.9 Horrible11 Sep 2021
When I went to get my rental the place was closed and they had to cancel my rental and they couldn't find me another rental so I lost out on my trip and my money I spent on my trip I couldn't get it back. And I didn't get back all the money I payed for the rental.
2.0 Mediocre20 Jun 2021
This was overall a terrible experience for me. The car was extremely dirty (both inside and outside) at pick-up. The drop-off experience was even worst. I made a reservation for a day, traveling from PA to CT for an estimated cost of $201.24 due at pick-up. I dropped off the car around noon (mid-day) on the same day. A few days later, I checked my bank account and saw that they charged me $631.33 (triple the initial estimated price I agreed with at pick-up). It turns out that when I dropped off the car, the agent did not add it to the system until three days later, which he confirmed to me himself. Then, he told me to call the company for a reimbursement, which would take two to three weeks. When I called Hertz, they confirmed that they charged me for three days instead of one and told me they would do what is necessary to deal with the issue. I still have not received any follow-up calls or emails from them. This is extremely unprofessional and irresponsible of them.I need my money back. The agent made a mistake that I ended up paying for.
8.0 Excellent2 Jun 2021
StaffWebsite offers honesty - they posted mis information
10.0 Excellent15 May 2021
The staff was nice and professional but seems like did not know I was there to pick my car.The pick up location can be better
10.0 Excellent12 May 2021
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 Excellent5 May 2021
The staff was very friendly and helpful. Pickup and dropoff took only a few minutes. Very pleased
8.0 Excellent23 Apr 2021
new wipers
2.0 Mediocre26 Mar 2021
I made an online reservation for a one-way rental and booked a non-refundable motel room in my destination city. Got a call the next morning that they didn't have a car for me, that they didn't do a one-way rental between the cities. Personnel were polite and professional and apologized.Their reservation system sucks. It lets you make a reservation that the company can't fulfill. I needed a one-way rental to pick up a motorcycle I had bought a couple months ago. I tried several companies including Enterprise which I usually use for one-way rentals. None were accepting a one-way rental until I tried Hertz and made a reservation. I then booked a non-refundable motel room in my destination city. Got a call from Hertz the next morning that they didn't have a car for me, that they didn't do a one-way rental between the cities my reservation was for. Personnel were polite, professional and apologized. I told them their reservation system sucked and they agreed. I got the impression this was a routine occurrence - their reservation system accepting reservations that could not be fulfilled.
2.0 Mediocre4 Mar 2021
Agency was closed when flight arrived - was unable to rent car and had to rent from another agency - seeking refund
10.0 Excellent12 Mar 2019
Yes. Staff very helpful. Pick up and drop off were very fast and smooth.
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Rated no. 5
National
9 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Allentown
National
Locations in Allentown
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
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Rated no. 6
Avis
8 Excellent (18 reviews)
1 location in Allentown
Avis
Locations in Allentown
  • 7.7
  • 8.2
  • 7.7
  • 8.4
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent1 Jun 2021
Easy pick up and drop off
10.0 Excellent13 May 2021
Friendly staff and EZ drop offInstructions on car return location
10.0 Excellent27 Oct 2020
Very affordable!! Vehicle drove like a dream. It was large enough, and went entire 7,222 miles without a problem !! Unlimited really means unlimited!!There were some things left in the car.
4.8 Okay8 Aug 2019
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?Provide the car promised at reservation or at least honor the price given when you reserve.
10.0 Excellent9 May 2019
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 Mediocre25 Oct 2018
Debit card policy blowsAwful experience.I was not able to rent a car.
6.8 Good27 May 2017
Pre-existing damage to passenger front fender and bumper was not disclosed. Had to take time to change to another used car. I very happy I inspected and took picture of the damage as the attendant doubted my observation to exchange for another car.
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Rated no. 7
Dollar
7.4 Good (27 reviews)
1 location in Allentown
Dollar
Locations in Allentown
  • 8
  • 7.6
  • 7.1
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
4.8 Okay11 Aug 2020
Staff was friendly, quickThe car smelled like smoke, although it had only had10,000 miles it had a few dings. I paid extra to upgrade, also opted for the prepay gas option. It was deceiving. The advertisement said $2.49/gal for them to fill the car upon return but it was actually a flat fee of $40. I filled the car and it only cost $28.00.
9.6 Excellent17 Dec 2019
Helpful, friendly staffIt was really good
5.2 Okay14 Nov 2019
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.Having been listened to better at the time of pick up and to have been covered by the requested full coverage insurance.
5.6 Okay6 Jul 2018
Frustrating experienceCar was perfectly clean, and had better features (forward automatic braking) than most rental cars.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 Good27 Mar 2018
No ride was provided to my home
2.0 Mediocre4 Feb 2018
Poor customer serviceClean and goood quality carPoor customer service
8.0 Excellent2 Jan 2018
efficient serviceno one at the parking to collect vehicle
6.4 Good24 May 2017
Drop off was OK, but car not ready until 45 minutes after pick up time. And only one lady at the counter handling 3 different car rental companies. She was great, but overworked.
10.0 Excellent10 Mar 2017
ExcellentCooperative representative, ready good carNothing
6.0 Good10 Nov 2016
Not the car size I bookedGood staffI searched Kayak fir a full size car deals , and your web site shows an offer from Dollar company that I took. When I went to pickup the car they inform me that it will be Nissan Versa!!! Which is a impact car. I had to pay more money to upgrade to full size car.They also charge me much higher for the insurance that the online options.
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Rated no. 8
Thrifty
7.4 Good (21 reviews)
1 location in Allentown
Thrifty
Locations in Allentown
  • 7.8
  • 7.6
  • 6.9
  • 7.1
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
5.2 Okay27 Sep 2020
The pick up was fine. There was no line and the counter agent was nice.The drop off was not ideal. There was no sign for Thrifty at the Philly airport. I happened to see some Thrifty vans parked in the parking lot of an office with a Dollar sign. My husband hopped out of the car and went into the building to ask if it was also where we should return a Thrifty rental. If he hadn't done that, we probably would have been circling the airport for awhile. Long story short, there should be better signage. In addition, an agent normally comes out to check in the car. I actually had to go inside the office to ask for someone to check in the car. It's not that big of a deal but it's nice when someone comes out - takes a bit off the stress of returning a car and catching a flight.
3.6 Mediocre10 Sep 2020
Staff at pickup were friendly. The 1st car chosen was all dented and scratched and windshield broken. Ac didn’t work. Wasted an hour going back and forth to get another car. Check your cars prior. Drop off SUCKEDYour drop off instructions. Easy way to get a hold of someone besides the 800 number. Very upset
10.0 Excellent6 Jul 2020
Clean car easy service and easy to extend if you need more days with the car
7.6 Good21 Jan 2020
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 Excellent5 Apr 2019
It was easy to pickup and drop off. Car was a good size for our needs and would rent again from Thrifty.The car smelled kinda weird - like smoke but it wasn't unbearable.
2.0 Mediocre16 Oct 2018
Bald TiresI can’t really complain about the rate. It was quite affordable.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 Good19 Mar 2018
Bad phone customer serviceGreat price and various cars models to pick from.Horrible phone customer service to extend rental reservation.
10.0 Excellent17 Sep 2017
Pick up and drop off were quick and easy
10.0 Excellent18 Jul 2017
Great car. Quick service.The cost of one additional driver was unnecessary.
3.2 Mediocre6 Jul 2017
Ended up cancellingPick up area was clean (but it was an airport after all)Staff member was rude, unhelpful and obviously didn't like her job. We cancelled on the spot. After we cancelled the next person in line asked do they have any available cars and she almost shouted NO!
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Easirent
1 location in Allentown
Easirent
Locations in Allentown
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Sunnycars
1 location in Allentown
Sunnycars
Locations in Allentown
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269 travellers who rented a car in Allentown gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.1

Car rental locations in or near Allentown

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Most popular car type

Intermediate

When to book a rental car in Allentown

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Top tips for hiring a car in Allentown

  • Book your rental car in Allentown at least 5 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Allentown are around 18% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Allentown

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Allentown are Alamo (8.8, 72 reviews), Enterprise (8.0, 74 reviews), and Budget (8.0, 57 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Allentown is $5.01 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $60 and $80, depending on the car size.

  • Intermediate (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Allentown.

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

  • A Intermediate car rental in Allentown costs $67 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Allentown costs $70 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Allentown costs $91 per day, on average.