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Buffalo car hires from $79

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 Buffalo with a pick-up date of 25/8 and drop-off date of 5/9. 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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Ford Fiesta car
Ford Fiesta
or similar SMALL
2
2
2/4
M
$79/day
Nissan Versa car
Nissan Versa
or similar SMALL
4
2
2/4
M
$88/day
Toyota Corolla car
Toyota Corolla
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
2/4
M
$88/day
Volkswagen Jetta car
Volkswagen Jetta
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
4-5
M
$80/day
Chevrolet Malibu car
Chevrolet Malibu
or similar LARGE
5
2
4-5
M
$80/day
Nissan Quest car
Nissan Quest
or similar VAN
5
5
4-5
M
$172/day
Chrysler 300 car
Chrysler 300
or similar LUXURY
5
5
4-5
M
$125/day
Nissan Juke car
Nissan Juke
or similar SUV
4
2
4-5
M
$110/day
Toyota RAV4 car
Toyota RAV4
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
M
$123/day
Mitsubishi Outlander car
Mitsubishi Outlander
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 Buffalo

  • There is a lot to love about Buffalo in upstate New York and renting a car will give you the ability to see and do the most during your trip. If you are planning on making the short 25-mile drive north to Niagara Falls, a car will not only help you arrive quicker than public transport, but will also give you the opportunity to arrive early in the morning to avoid crowds of tourists. If you plan on watching a Buffalo Bills game, having access to a car will make the event far more enjoyable, as New Era Field is located on the outskirts of town and most easily accessed by the NY-5 Highway.
  • Buffalo Niagara International Airport is host to a number of major car hire companies with plenty of options to help make your decision easy. Browse the thorough list to find the company that best suits your needs using KAYAK, then simply proceed from the baggage claim across the road to the car hire counters to pick up the keys. If you are planning on heading straight to Niagara Falls, consider stopping by the wineries to enjoy the small village charm that Niagara-on-the-Lake has to offer.
  • The fresh climate and dense parklands around Buffalo make it a popular city for cycling and other leisure activities. Be mindful of bike lanes and cyclists you share the road with; it is always best to provide more room than you think is necessary to create a safer environment.
  • If you are not used to driving in the snow and are planning a trip to Buffalo, it is smart to familiarize yourself with some winter driving tips sooner rather than later. Heavy snowfall is common in Buffalo during the winter months and it is important that you regularly check the latest weather forecast using radio or online resources. Snow on the roads will mean that your tires have less traction, making it more important than ever to brake early and reduce speed. It is also not advisable to use cruise control in any vehicle while there is snow on the roads.
  • Book your rental car in Buffalo at least 2 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Supplier choice rental cars in Buffalo are around 44% cheaper than other car types, on average

Buffalo car hire experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travellers who hired a car in Buffalo 
Verified travelerMar 2024
Budget has the best prices and the customer service was outstanding.
MApr 2024
Fill up before dropping off. Very fast drop off.
Verified travelerOct 2023
Rent car ahead of time. If you want easy pickup and drop. Make sure company is on airport site. There’s secondary across from airport that do not offer shuttle service into airport. You would have to walk across street.
MirellaSep 2023
There are 2 places in Buffalo one inside airport and other outside the airport. That was confusing for me. Maybe better signing
Verified travelerOct 2023
Make sure they activate the toll tag when if you purchase unlimited tolls
Verified travelerOct 2023
Do it at the airport
Verified travelerJun 2023
As of 6/27/23, there were zero one-way rental cars available within 100 miles of Buffalo. We had to bite the bullet and take Amtrak, which turned out to be nicer and less expensive than we expected. My advice is reserve as early as humanly possible or find another way home.
JimenaJun 2023
Go to Alamo directly. Best prices bed customer service. Avoid Hertzat at all costs. They don't accept Apple credit cards, and the counter young lady was impolite and unhelpful. Go to Alamo and have a fast transaction that will put you on a brand-clean vehicle in less than seven minutes.
Verified travelerAug 2023
Try to find street parking, less expensive. The parking at Niagra Falls is free after 7pm on Sundays.
Verified travelerJun 2023
It was good. No problems. Going back and forth into Niagara Falls and Ontario was easy
JeremyJun 2023
Pick-up went smoothly in buffalo
HanniaJul 2023
Everyone and everything excellent. Thank you.
JamesJun 2023
Driving in Buffalo is rough. Traffic lanes are not clear on streets, and sometimes the same is true on the highways. Traffic itself was great, even during the traditional “rush hour” after work.
Verified travelerJul 2023
Make sure to check Google Street view to ensure the neighborhood is safe.
Verified travelerJun 2023
Clean car. Clean car. Clean car. Cater towards the clients. Basics.
Verified travelerMay 2023
Easy city to drive in. The west side is all one ways. Downtown “may” be the only issue you might have. Streets are safe.
Verified travelerMay 2023
The rentals are directly outside the terminal which is convenient for both arrival and departure.

FAQs about renting a car in Buffalo

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

    If you are traveling in the warmer months, choose the car that best suits your passenger and driving needs; however, if it is predicted to snow during your trip it is best to rent a four-wheel drive. A compact SUV such as the Toyota RAV4 will give you increased handling and control.

  • What’s the speed limit in Buffalo?

    Unless otherwise indicated, the speed limit for roads throughout the city of Buffalo is 30 mph. There are also narrower streets and laneways which have specified speeds as low as 15 mph or 20 mph. Highways near urban areas will have a speed limit of 55 mph, while those in rural areas increase to 65 mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Buffalo?

    You can expect to pay approximately $1 per hour for on-street parking in the downtown district of Buffalo; however, in the evenings after 5 pm and all-day during the weekends, it is free. The illustrious Albright-Knox Art Gallery has all-day parking available for $5, or it is entirely free if you come on the first Friday of the month.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Buffalo?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Dollar ($79/day) and Hertz ($97/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Dollar 4200 Genesee Street 14225 (13 kilometres from the city centre).

  • What is the best car hire company in Buffalo?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Buffalo are Budget (6.5, 108 reviews), and Hertz (6.0, 107 reviews).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Buffalo?

    The average price of fuel in Buffalo is $6.18 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of uel costs between $74 and $99, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Buffalo?

    Supplier choice (Class Special Sedan or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Buffalo.

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

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

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

    A Special car hire in Buffalo costs $79 per day, on average.

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

    An Intermediate car hire in Buffalo costs $81 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Buffalo?

    A Compact car hire in Buffalo costs $93 per day, on average.

Buffalo car rental reviews and directory

Alamo

8.2

Very Good

135 reviews

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.3

Value for money

8.1

One location in Buffalo

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Locations in Buffalo

4200 Genesee St-buffalo Airprt

+1 833 813 5268

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59

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2.0 Poor

Apr 2024

KAYAK
No car

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Agent was great. Car was not cleaned on inside. Very very dusty.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Excellent experience.

7.6 Good

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Upfront about all charges (all taxes & 11% recovery fee)

9.6 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Super friendly and fast at both pick-up and drop-off

Cons:

Nothing

6.0 Okay

May 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

The is car is terrible shape

1 out of 26

Budget

Best rated

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

7.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.8

Value for money

6.5

2 locations in Buffalo

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Locations in Buffalo

1477 Main Street

+1 716 882 7045

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00

4200 Genesee Street

+1 716 632 6400

Monday06:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Tuesday06:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Wednesday06:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Thursday00:00 - 01:0006:30 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 01:0006:30 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 01:0006:30 - 23:59
Sunday06:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2024

KAYAK
Super quick and at an airport that is all you can ask for!!!!!!A+++

4.0 Mediocre

Jun 2024

KAYAK
At the airport in Buffalo the computers crashed, huge line and slow service. They finally moved everyone downstairs and started processing. Slow and chaotic. Huge delay!

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
The engine light came on within a few minutes of driving and I had a 1300 Mile journey ahead of me. It had me concerned, but ultimately I made it with no issues. The staff I encountered were ALL top notch Price was fair for a comfortable vehicle

8.0 Very Good

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Charged for insurance twice

2.0 Poor

Nov 2023

KAYAK
I feel scammed /cheated. The price that I have booked during online is totally different when I pay in on the spot. The charges is way higher than expected and it is almost double as what I have booked online. There are additional different types of tax in the payment and the taxes prices is totally different when I book online. The customer service doesn’t allow me to negotiate and he said it is a must to pay. I have no choice because I need the car in hurry. I’m asking for refund for those additional charges.

6.0 Okay

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Toll tag did not work even though I paid for the daily unlimited tolls. Tree sap all over the front windows. Including drivers view

1 out of 47

Hertz

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

6.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.8

Value for money

6.3

7 locations in Buffalo

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Locations in Buffalo

290 South Park Ave

+1 716 858 4367

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00

369 Niagara Street

+1 716 854 0283

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00

3780 Sheridan Drive

+1 716 836 0764

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

4195 Genesee St

+1 716 630 6556

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

4200 Genesee St

+1 716 632 4774

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59

538 Pearl St

+1 716 854 0283

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

538 Pearl Street

+1 716 854 0283

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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4.0 Mediocre

Jul 2024

KAYAK
Pick up experience was poor. Despite of booking 2 weeks earlier, had to wait for 2 hrs to get the car from the counter.

2.0 Poor

Jul 2024

KAYAK
I didn't end up getting my car. I waited in line for over an hour, saw them check out less than 10 people, and was then told they didn't have cars available for anyone except the people that had reserved a minivan. I ended up canceling my reservation and booking a car with Enterprise the next day. If at all possible, I'll never use Hertz again.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2024

KAYAK
All aspect worked like a Rolex watch

2.0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
It was terrible.

8.0 Very Good

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Mis-leading location. I had to walk across the busy street to rent a car from Hertz yet there was Hertz at the Buffalo Airport. Strange. I think that gotta be corrected. Tristan

2.0 Poor

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Actually having the drop off location open and not charging me a fee to change locations because the original was closed

1 out of 91

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.4

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

7.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

6.9

3 locations in Buffalo

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Locations in Buffalo

1312 Main Street

+1 716 884 6666

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00

2643 Delaware Ave

+1 716 873 0100

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 01:00

4200 Genesee St-buffalo Airprt

+1 833 813 5266

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59

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10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2024

KAYAK
very professional

2.0 Poor

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Kayak’s link to Enterprise was a DEAD END - not once but 3 times. Enterprise did not have the cars Kayak indicated they had. It cost me hours to sort out including an extra 4-hour round trip to Buffalo to get the vehicle we needed through other dealers. BAD EXPERIENCE WITH KAYAK - ENTERPRISE

2.0 Poor

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The whole experience was unhappy. The least they could have done, was call me to let me know that the car I rented, was not available. I had to find a ride all the way to the car rental agency, only to find that they did not have the car that I booked.

Cons:

The whole experience was unhappy. The least they could have done, was call me to let me know that the car I rented, was not available. I had to find a ride all the way to the car rental agency, only to find that they did not have the car that I booked.

4.0 Mediocre

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Everything

8.0 Very Good

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Great car, excellent customer service, car in good shape

Cons:

Car was filthy inside, food under seats, windows had to be cleaned multiple times to get grease and grime off.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Very friendly staff, nice car, and got a really good rate.

1 out of 11

Avis

6.4

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

6.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.6

Value for money

6.5

2 locations in Buffalo

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1477 Main St

+1 716 632 4663

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00

4200 Genesee Street

+1 716 632 1808

Monday00:00 - 01:0006:30 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 01:0006:30 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 01:0006:30 - 23:59
Thursday06:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Friday06:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Saturday06:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Sunday06:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00

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2.0 Poor

Feb 2024

KAYAK
👎🏻👎🏻

2.0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
The line was too big, two people to manage over 100 people, wait was so long that after 2 hours in the line I cancel My reservation

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

8.0 Very Good

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Good costumers service

Cons:

Nice car

6.0 Okay

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

the staff at buffalo airport were very helpful.

Cons:

the car i got was smelly, the volume button didn’t work, the windshield wipers were not very effective. the cost for a one way drop off was extreme.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Representative was friendly

1 out of 20

Dollar

5.5

Cleanliness

6.1

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.7

Value for money

5.5

One location in Buffalo

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Locations in Buffalo

4200 Genesee Street

+1 866 434 2226

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59

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10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Fast, easy and smooth pickup and return

4.0 Mediocre

Jan 2024

KAYAK
My experience with dollar wasn’t the best. I ended up paying Over $2000! The Rental they gave me wasn’t the Rental I purchased online. Plus the Rental had the engine light on as well!!

2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

I had to cancel my reservation quite some time ago and have not received my refund yet. It should not take this much time and effort to get this accomplished.

6.0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Charged me for gas when they did leave the gas where it was. I will never again use kayak

Cons:

Charge me for gas that wasn’t full I never use dollar thought kAyak

2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

After 2 hour wait I cancelled the reservation. Horrible!

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was great, dropoff was super fast and easy

Cons:

The wait time to pick up the car was much longer than expected

1 out of 15

National

8.5

Very Good

10 reviews

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.4

Value for money

7.6

One location in Buffalo

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4200 Genesee St-buffalo Airprt

+1 833 813 5271

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59

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10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Check-in was really quick and so easy! We were out of there in no time. They did an amazing job!

5.9 Fair

Aug 2021

KAYAK
The car had a chlorine odor for the first 4 days of the rental.

1 out of 1

Easirent

4.7

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Buffalo

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Locations in Buffalo

Greater Buffalo International Airport

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Sunnycars

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One location in Buffalo

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Locations in Buffalo

4200 Genesee St-Buffalo Airprt

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1037 travellers who rented a car in Buffalo gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.0

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Buffalo car hire information

Pick-up locationBuffalo
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, People mover, Standard, Standard SUV
Hire locations21
Airport locations10
Popular agenciesDollar, Hertz