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Chattanooga, TN, United States
7 Jul — 14 Jul
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Chattanooga, TN, United States
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Thrifty

6.4

Best rated

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

7.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.7

Value for money

6.2

One location in Chattanooga

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Locations in Chattanooga

1001 Airport Road

+1 423 498 5808

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Super nice dodge truck with a hemi and tinted windows

Cons:

Smelled like pot inside, but it went away by the end of our use

8.0 Excellent

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

staff was helpful

Cons:

n/a

7.2 Good

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

There was a sign informing us that the agent was not available at that time. An 800 number was given but no one answered and the mailbox was full. Paperwork and keys were placed in a Dropbox on the counter but no directions were available.

10.0 Excellent

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

The cashier kept my drivers license and credit card and I had to go back to get it. No big deal accidents happen. Hope someday thrifty would reciprocate

6.8 Good

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Price

Cons:

Car smelled like smoke

8.8 Excellent

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

$50 refuel fee is crazy. I filled it back up for $22..

1 out of 11

Hertz

5.6

Cleanliness

5.9

Comfort

6.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.2

Value for money

5.5

3 locations in Chattanooga

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1101 Airport Rd

+1 423 654 3400

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
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5714 Lee Highway

+1 423 531 8610

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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932 Jubilee Rd

+1 423 855 2299

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
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2.0 Mediocre

Jan 2022

KAYAK
Got to rental counter at 5:30 after my flight landed and they were closed. Had to rent a car from another company. They suck!

2.0 Mediocre

Dec 2022

KAYAK
Was told it would be $446 when I picked up the car. 20 min latter I received a second email saying the price was now $506 with no expiration of the price increase. When I called they couldn’t explain it or change it. Very dishonest

2.0 Mediocre

Dec 2021

KAYAK
They did not have a pickup truck that I reserved

2.0 Mediocre

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Hertz is the worst!!! I go out of my way to use any other rental company. Was given a car with a half tank (they gave me a hard time when I returned with 3/4 tank because I should have asked them to mark that in my record. Is it my job to do their jobs?). It also had low tire pressure that I had to fill up, the oil change light was on the whole time and the passenger seatbelt would not latch. I had sworn to stop using them and gave them one more shot, avoid Hertz at all costs. The worst company.

6.0 Good

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Luckily, I had printed my reservation info. The Hertz agent said there was no record of my reservation. The car was mediocre and had a very creaky driver’s side door. There was no one to check the car before leaving the lot, so we just left.

6.0 Good

Dec 2021

KAYAK
The car could have been in better shape. The backup camera was held in by tape and the windows hadn't been cleaned well (they were very hard to see out of). Otherwise, the car performed well and the experience was good.

1 out of 18

Enterprise

5.3

Cleanliness

5.2

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.2

Value for money

5.2

5 locations in Chattanooga

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Locations in Chattanooga

1001 Airport Rd

+1 833 886 0852

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
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2148 Chapman Rd

+1 423 296 9902

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday13:00 - 16:00
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305 W 20th Street

+1 423 267 9500

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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4514 Hixson Pike

+1 423 877 5559

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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5912 Lee Highway

+1 423 899 2633

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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2.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

My pick up was scheduled the time they closed at 12

8.0 Excellent

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The vehicle wasn’t cleaned and didn’t have any gas, so we had to switch to another, but same sized. Long line at check in, had to wait over 30 minutes and then spent another 20 minutes or so with the associate. The associates were great though. Wished the car had an entertainment package for the money. Will rent there again.

6.8 Good

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The pickup was easy, but the drop off was like, "ok, thank you, have a good day"

Cons:

I wish the drop off would have been just as good as the pickup. Also allow others to smell the inside of the car before they sign.

9.2 Excellent

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes it was great

4.0 Okay

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Rented a premium car, gave me a minivan. Said the cars sitting out front had already been rented... yet u was the only one there...

Cons:

What couldn’t have?

9.6 Excellent

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up in Chattanooga was quick, easy, and pleasant.

1 out of 14

Avis

10.0

Excellent

16 reviews

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

4.0

2 locations in Chattanooga

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1001 Airport Road

+1 423 855 2232

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
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1966 Northpoint Blvd

+1 423 876 7629

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday10:00 - 13:00
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10.0 Excellent

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Great staff on both ends. Nice vehicle.

Cons:

Typical rental car facility. You don’t know how to clean cars!

8.0 Excellent

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The employee, a young fellow, was very helpful to me. He even checked the tire pressure with a gauge when I mentioned that one front tire looked low. It was a little low. The car was perfect for us; it carried some furniture home, and we really enjoyed using Sirius XM to listen to music during our long drive home. Finally, the hybrid got super gas mileage during our drive to Washington, D.C., using only 1.5 tanks of gas.

Cons:

Nothing. Everything was fine.

10.0 Excellent

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The rental pickup and drop off process was seamless. Car was clean and well maintained

5.6 Okay

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up was easy. Nice staff.

Cons:

Drop off. Not the most friendly. I had to walk back into the airport - no one was in the booth. No where to park the rental to return it.

6.4 Good

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick service by the Avis rep in Chattanooga

Cons:

They didn’t have the car size i had requested so they gave me a Kia Sportage. It was ridiculously uncomfortable during a 600 mile drive.

2.0 Mediocre

May 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

It would've been the price but I didnt get to rent it

Cons:

Drove 35 miles to rent a car, they didnt take cash, or card over the phone or a prepaid Visa. I didnt have a debit card because I'm waiting on another one. They wouldnt take my husband's over the phone. My car is trash and I was hoping to rent from them so I could have a safe vehicle for mine and my daughter's trip. NOPE. Drove 70 miles round trip for nothing. Didnt even specify on the site either about the no card thing

1 out of 3

Budget

9.0

Excellent

11 reviews

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Chattanooga

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1001 Airport Road

+1 423 855 2232

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
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1966 Northpoint Blvd

+1 423 875 1328

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday10:00 - 13:00
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2.0 Mediocre

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

I was charged almost double and called in 4 times all different people and could not get resolved. I booked the car for pick up at Hixon TN in my error. I picked the car up at the Airport which is what I needed. The reservation was changed for pick up not drop off so I had to call into change it. The rate was not quoted, I found my reservation which showed $175.00 my charge was $320.07. I was told nothing could be done until I returned the car. When I returned the car 2.5 hours early I asked for a re-rate and was told it would not make a difference. I am aware airport fees raise the rental rate but not by almost double. For the price the car should be cleaned to include in side the windows and dry it off. The care windows inside were dirty and like most rental companies the car is just hosed off.

2.0 Mediocre

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Budget customer service was awful and they actually couldn’t help me with any of my needs.

Cons:

Budget would be better if they weren’t trying to charge me a $383 fee to rent a Toyota RAV4 for less than 24 hours.

4.0 Okay

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

When I arrived to pick up the car, I was told they didn't have a car for me and it would be available until 1pm if it was brought back. When I called Customer Service, I was told to go to the air port and they would have a car for me there When I arrived there, they told me I wasn't scheduled to pick up the car until 3pm. They were wanting me to wait 3 hrs. for the car I reserved for 12pm. Then when all was said and done, I had to pay $40.00 more than the original price in order to get the car at the time I originally scheduled it for. POOR Service all around. The man in Chattanooga was HORRIBLE!!! He called at 11:30 to inform me the car wasn't going to be there. I asked why he didn't call sooner and he had no answer. HE SUCKS!! POOR additude!!!@

10.0 Excellent

Mar 2022

KAYAK
Nothing

8.0 Excellent

Oct 2021

KAYAK
Really efficient pick-up process and friendly service. The cars weren't the most impeccably clean but clean enough. They had me sign on actual hard copy papers and I wish there was a way to do it all electronically so that I would have a soft copy.

2.0 Mediocre

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

I was charged almost double and called in 4 times all different people and could not get resolved. I booked the car for pick up at Hixon TN in my error. I picked the car up at the Airport which is what I needed. The reservation was changed for pick up not drop off so I had to call into change it. The rate was not quoted, I found my reservation which showed $175.00 my charge was $320.07. I was told nothing could be done until I returned the car. When I returned the car 2.5 hours early I asked for a re-rate and was told it would not make a difference. I am aware airport fees raise the rental rate but not by almost double. For the price the car should be cleaned to include in side the windows and dry it off. The care windows inside were dirty and like most rental companies the car is just hosed off.

2.0 Mediocre

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Budget customer service was awful and they actually couldn’t help me with any of my needs.

Cons:

Budget would be better if they weren’t trying to charge me a $383 fee to rent a Toyota RAV4 for less than 24 hours.

4.0 Okay

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

When I arrived to pick up the car, I was told they didn't have a car for me and it would be available until 1pm if it was brought back. When I called Customer Service, I was told to go to the air port and they would have a car for me there When I arrived there, they told me I wasn't scheduled to pick up the car until 3pm. They were wanting me to wait 3 hrs. for the car I reserved for 12pm. Then when all was said and done, I had to pay $40.00 more than the original price in order to get the car at the time I originally scheduled it for. POOR Service all around. The man in Chattanooga was HORRIBLE!!! He called at 11:30 to inform me the car wasn't going to be there. I asked why he didn't call sooner and he had no answer. HE SUCKS!! POOR additude!!!@

1 out of 2

Alamo

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Chattanooga

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1001 Airport Rd

+1 844 366 8845

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
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9.2 Excellent

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Upgraded car.

Cons:

Car was no smoking but reeked of cigarette smoke :(

9.6 Excellent

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

I needed a little more help when I returned my car

6.4 Good

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The price and quality of the car was goodi.

Cons:

I did not like that my non-smoking car was smoky.

10.0 Excellent

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

easy,fast,good price, excellent employers, amazing cars thank you all

10.0 Excellent

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Overall, 99% was excellent. Thank you.

Cons:

I hit a heavy rain on my way home to Memphis. The windshield wipers were horrible. I recommend either replacing them more frequently or applying RainX to the windshield. Ensuring the safety of your driver should be a priority.

8.8 Excellent

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Service and price was great.

Cons:

Was a pretty bad odor coming from the trunk. Sprayed twice with frebreeze and still was bad. Someone should have caught a smell that bad before renting the car!!

1 out of 4

Dollar

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

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1001 Airport Road

+1 423 498 5808

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
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9.6 Excellent

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was very friendly and understanding. She was patient with the... complicated customer in line in front of us and very still had a fun conversation with us. Turning the vehicle in was quick and painless.

Cons:

My only complaint was that when we picked up our vehicle there was one person at the counter no one to help her.

8.0 Excellent

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Liked the friendly staff

Cons:

Liked everything

9.6 Excellent

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was very friendly and understanding. She was patient with the... complicated customer in line in front of us and very still had a fun conversation with us. Turning the vehicle in was quick and painless.

Cons:

My only complaint was that when we picked up our vehicle there was one person at the counter no one to help her.

8.0 Excellent

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Liked the friendly staff

Cons:

Liked everything

1 out of 1

National

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

2 locations in Chattanooga

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1001 Airport Rd

+1 844 806 3350

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
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305 W 20th St

+1 423 267 9500

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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Easirent

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

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Lovell Field

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Sunnycars

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

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Airport Rd 1001

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260 travellers who rented a car in Chattanooga gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.1

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Top tips for hiring a car in Chattanooga

  • There are many attractions to explore in and around Chattanooga, including Ruby Falls, the aquarium, and the various parks dotting the area. In order to make the most of your trip to Chattanooga and also get the opportunity to explore the surroundings, rent a car for your time there. It is only a one-hour drive to the edge of the Chattahoochee National Forest, and those who want to pay a visit to Tennessee’s capital can be there by car in two hours.
  • Chattanooga Airport is only 13 miles from the heart of the city, and the fastest way to reach your next destination is by picking up a hire car from one of the onsite agencies, such as Avis, Hertz, and Enterprise. Head to the baggage claim area, where the agency desks are located, and choose from a wide variety of cars for your time in Chattanooga.
  • Nestled at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, traveling in and around Chattanooga can require mountain driving, so it is advisable to familiarize yourself with driving on steep routes. It is essential to reduce your speed and shift into a lower gear when driving down a mountain so the brakes don’t overheat. Within the city limits, there are no unique requirements regarding driving and drivers should face no problems.
  • Rush hour hits Chattanooga between 7 and 9 am and 5 and 8 pm, and especially the I-24 can be clogged up during this time, with commuters going to Nashville or Birmingham. Also be careful when driving in Chattanooga during winter, as snow is a regular companion of the cold months -- and slow down considerably when the roads are icy.
  • Book your rental car in Chattanooga at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Chattanooga are around 37% cheaper than other car types, on average

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