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Huntsville Car Hire

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Pick-up location Huntsville
Rental locations 19
Airport locations 10

Huntsville car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
6.8 Good (32 reviews)
5 locations in Huntsville
Enterprise
Locations in Huntsville
1000 Glenn Hearn Blvd Sw
+1 833 898 2146
1006 Jordan Ln Nw
+1 256 532 3117
11803 Memorial Pkwy Sw
+1 256 880 5224
2401 Bob Wallace Avenue
+1 256 534 9700
6755-a University Dr Nw
+1 256 430 1818
  • 6.7
  • 7.0
  • 7.3
  • 6.4
  • 6.4
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
30 Sep 2016
Cons: Car was not available at airport. Rented from another agency.
10.0 Excellent
13 Dec 2016
Pros: Because all rental cars were booked at the airport, I used your service to get a rental car in town at Huntsville. I took a cab to get to the rental office. Enterprise adjusted the rate for government use since I was working at NASA MSFC. The rental car performed well during our stay that week. Enterprise provided me a ride back to the airport after I returned the car, which I greatly appreciated.
8.8 Excellent
25 Jul 2016
Car Smell
Pros: Service was excellent, Car was good. Changed out car in Marietta with no problem.
Cons: Car had a smoke smell
10.0 Excellent
28 Nov 2016
Pros: The van was easy to drive and with the seats folded down, held everything that needed to be loaded.
2.0 Mediocre
2 Jan 2017
They changed their policies
Pros: Nothing
Cons: I've used Enterprise three times since November and each time I was told a different amount for a deposit. The first rental I was told 20%, the second time $150 and this most recent time $200. I was told that I had to pay the deposit plus the full rental amount prior to getting the vehicle and that they all had to be on the same card. This has not been the case before. Previously, I paid when I returned the car and used a different card than the one I used for the deposit. The associate was very aggressive and intimidating in trying to get me to get their insurance after I had already turned it down also. I do not plan to use them again.
2.0 Mediocre
28 Jan 2017
No car after confirmation
Cons: Called three times and dropped off at confirmed time to have no car available. Pickup was 30 minutes late and no car was still available. Local representative was happy to have me stranded at their office twice in same day.
4.0 Okay
29 Jan 2017
Car turn in surprise
Pros: Enterprise slogan is we pick you up - they did pick me up at my hotel and the processing met my expectations
Cons: I called to extend the rental and to confirm my request to drive me to the airport when I turned in the car at 3:00 PM. I arrived promptly at 3 PM and was told they made no commitment to get me to the airport and that no one was available to drive me. I was left on my own to get to the airport. I will avoid Enterprise in the future.
10.0 Excellent
1 Mar 2017
Great service and very easy check in and check out
Pros: Great quality and great service. Very good experience...
10.0 Excellent
31 Mar 2017
Pros: Excellent services
3.6 Mediocre
24 Apr 2017
Cons: First, they don't have the car ready when you go to pick it up, so we had to walk around the lot setting off lock beepers to find the car. The worst part is the car absolutely reeked of smoke though it clearly had no smoking stickers. It was so bad that I returned the vehicle for another one. They gave me another one, but it had ZERO gas in the tank. This is a poorly run operation!
Rated no. 2
National
national
10.0 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Huntsville
National
Locations in Huntsville
1000 Glenn Hearn Blvd Sw
+1 844 370 7396
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
16 Mar 2017
Pros: Awesome customer service and efficiency!
Rated no. 3
Thrifty
thrifty
8.1 Excellent (6 reviews)
1 location in Huntsville
Thrifty
Locations in Huntsville
1000 Glenn Hearn Blvd Sw
+1 256 513 6488
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Rated no. 4
Avis
7.7 Good (19 reviews)
4 locations in Huntsville
Avis
Locations in Huntsville
1000 Glenn Hearn Boulevard Southwest
+1 256 772 7404
3154 University Drive Northwest
+1 256 319 1612
4808 University Drive
+1 256 562 0150
4930 University Drive Northwest
+1 256 430 4237
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
  • 7.8
  • 7.7
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
7 Jul 2016
Pros: Staff very nice and helpful
10.0 Excellent
22 Apr 2017
great service at huntsville
Pros: service and easiness of pickup and dropp of
Cons: car was damaged under the front bumper
10.0 Excellent
7 Apr 2018
Very friendly and knowledgeable personnel at pick up and drop off.
Pros: Girl at pick up very costumer focused and helpful. When we dropped off the car we left our mini pad in o e if the compartments. I rang after the fact and lady came all the way round to where we were at the other side of the airport and returned it. Really good service. I switched to Avis after a v poor experience with another provider and will be using them again.
10.0 Excellent
16 Dec 2015
Always a good expereince
Pros: Avis rental car at HSV has consistently delivered great cars and great service for every rental and is superior to most of the other rental options at the airport. Good car selection and great staff
Cons: None.
10.0 Excellent
19 Apr 2016
Superb service all around
Pros: Toyota Camry was a great car. Comfortable, economical. Avis attendants were professional and prompt.
Cons: Can't think of anything.
4.0 Okay
15 Jan 2017
Upcharged
Pros: They charged us extra for miles and picking up an hour earlier. Won't use Avis again.
10.0 Excellent
5 Feb 2017
Easy and wonderful staff
Pros: You get to pick up/drop off at the airport. Right at the airport. Wonderful bonus
2.0 Mediocre
1 Jun 2017
Pros: Was not able to get my rental through Avis, very poor service.
10.0 Excellent
4 Sep 2018
Pros: Convenience and trouble free
10.0 Excellent
18 Mar 2019
Pros: Super easy to drop off. Friendly too.
Rated no. 5
Alamo
7.2 Good (11 reviews)
1 location in Huntsville
Alamo
Locations in Huntsville
1000 Glenn Hearn Blvd Sw
+1 833 898 2147
  • 6.5
  • 8.4
  • 7.6
  • 6.2
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
6.8 Good
8 Sep 2016
Won't rent from Alamo again
Pros: I liked the roomy vehicle that I rented it was very comfortable.
Cons: I didn't like the fact that I was misinformed over and over from start to finish, and I won't be renting from Alamo again.
10.0 Excellent
13 Sep 2016
Pros: Great rates and car in good condition
3.6 Mediocre
10 Oct 2016
do research ask questions
Pros: The price of the rental car.
Cons: I don't recommend Alamo because most people I know don't own credit cards. We don't have one and this resulted in us taking a chance on A) getting stranded or B) wrecking. The only good thing here was the rental price.
7.2 Good
13 Nov 2016
Smelled like gas
Pros: No lines/no wait. Very friendly @ HSV airport.
Cons: The car had a very strong smell of gasoline inside the vehicle. Also NONE of the outlets worked allowing us to charge cell phones. Phones died. We were w/o GPS.
5.6 Okay
21 Nov 2016
Dishonest pricing, confusing insurance/damage waiv
Pros: Car was clean, pick up quick (< 5 mins), and tank filled when picked up.
Cons: Final price was twice what was quoted despite no damage/use out of the ordinary. Asked for no additional insurance, but was presented with two confusing options at checkout (partial or full), neither of which were explained clearly or given the impression were actually optional. Will be a while before I rent from either Alamo or National again.
7.2 Good
8 Feb 2017
Long wait at hav to pick car
Pros: Nice car and features. Clean. Easy drop off.
Cons: Pick up was delayed. Also I felt cheated that after the booking the agent told me i have to wait while they have to clean and refuel the car and did not even bother to say how long. I probably waited 30-45 min including time spent in line
2.8 Mediocre
14 Oct 2018
no call no show
Pros: nothing good not even an apology for being an hour late to open no place to sit just stand in line and wait
Cons: pickup was at 7:00a alimo personnel no show until 8:00a asked to cancel reservation said i had to cancel online then next attendant said she would cancel when i returned i stopped at alimo desk that attendant said reservation was not cancelled but i would not be charged rented at avis for higher price you and alimo should make up the difference to me
9.2 Excellent
2 Jan 2019
Pros: Ver nice and convenient rental area in Huntsville.
10.0 Excellent
8 Mar 2019
Pros: Drop off was sure easy
8.8 Excellent
26 Apr 2019
Cons: Car was not in best mechanical shape. Drop off area was not clear, no attendant to turn the car over to.
Rated no. 6
Budget
6.4 Good (17 reviews)
2 locations in Huntsville
Budget
Locations in Huntsville
1000 Glenn Hearn Blvd Sw
+1 256 464 0188
3154 University Drive Nw
+1 256 319 1613
  • 6.4
  • 6.2
  • 6.4
  • 6.5
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent
27 Nov 2015
Pros: Overall very good, car was clean, easy pickup etc
2.0 Mediocre
26 Jan 2016
Horrible
Pros: Nothing
Cons: They didn't tell me when I made the reservation with my DEBIT card that there would be a $200 more deposit to even receive the car since i do not have a major credit card. And even then they wouldn't take my debit card bc its prepaid. Luckily i found a rental car with another company that worked with us.
8.0 Excellent
10 Jul 2016
Pros: Service was friendly and prompt. Car was very nice.
Cons: I called to extend my reservation one day. The staff was happy to help me and informed me that all was in order to have the extra day at the same rate. Upon check out, I was surprised to find an "extension charge" for adding a day.
6.0 Good
29 Mar 2018
Cons: The car they gave me had been smoked in!!!! I requested a change to same size car they gave me one but was not the same size car and it started to roar on the way back I think it was the tires are bearings??? the lady I spoke to was not concerned that I was delayed for my trip!!!!! because of a smoked in car!!!!!!!!! I don't like budget car rental at this location I had an issue before with them but was forced to go there because there were no cars at my home location.
7.6 Good
17 Feb 2019
Cons: Back windshield needed to be cleaned.
10.0 Excellent
7 Apr 2019
Cons: Great experience!
3.6 Mediocre
22 Jul 2019
Pros: Desk help
Cons: Did not have the size car I reserved
4.8 Okay
14 Aug 2019
Pros: When I arrived to pick up the car, the car I reserved was available. I was informed that I could accept a two-car downgrade or an upgrade to a 15 passager van. Needless-to-say, neither was acceptable. It took nearly 45 minutes to convince the agent to request a car trade with one of the other ren
Cons: trading a car with one of the other rental car agencies, in order to honor the rental agreement should have been the 1st option. I was eventually given a Malibu instead of the premium vehicle that was listed on my reservation. Additionally, the car's gas tank was only 3/4 full. Better service.
10.0 Excellent
4 Apr 2016
Great experience.
Pros: Everything went off with out a hitch. This is definitely the way to go!
10.0 Excellent
22 Apr 2016
Nice promo price
Pros: price
Rated no. 7
Hertz
5.5 Okay (5 reviews)
2 locations in Huntsville
Hertz
Locations in Huntsville
1000 Glenn Hearn Blvd
+1 256 772 9331
2223 Memorial Pkwy S.w.
+1 256 551 2744
  • 5.2
  • 6.0
  • 6.0
  • 5.2
  • 5.2
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
4 Nov 2017
Pros: Everyone was so nice and helpful!
2.0 Mediocre
12 Oct 2019
Cons: I had a reservation and when I arrived they turned me away without renting a car to me because they ran out of cars.
10.0 Excellent
9 May 2017
Pros: I didn't like the type of vehicle originally given; they swapped the car out for something more to my liking, no questions and no hassle.
3.6 Mediocre
25 Jul 2017
Cons: Specifically asked at Nashville if I could change my payment method at drop off (different location) and was told yes. At drop off they said they can't do it, that I need to call Nashville, and they can. Called Nashville and they can't do it over the phone, I need to go to that location (i'm in a different state now). Called customer care- and they just had an attitude with me telling me if I want to change it I need to go to Nashville.
2.0 Mediocre
26 Aug 2018
Cons: Didn't get to drop car off since hertz have my car away.
Rated no. 8
Dollar
4.5 Okay (3 reviews)
1 location in Huntsville
Dollar
Locations in Huntsville
1000 Glenn Hearn Blvd Sw
+1 256 513 6488
  • 4.0
  • 4.7
  • 4.7
  • 4.7
  • 4.7
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
27 Jan 2017
Pros: They gave away my car on my business trip.
9.6 Excellent
26 Apr 2017
Cons: Everything was great except that I had requested a compact car and the smallest vehicle available when I arrived at the counter was a Toyota RAV4 SUV. If I hadn't been comfortable with a larger car, I would have been in trouble.
2.0 Mediocre
27 Dec 2017
Disastrous
Pros: Hated everything . I was left without a car in Huntsville, Alabama.
Cons: The Dollar counter was closed. A sign referred me to Hertz’s counter. The sign said they were closed at 5pm. My flight was delayed. There was no alternative. So, no car. Disaster.
Easirent
easirent
1 location in Huntsville
Easirent
Locations in Huntsville
Huntsville International Airport-Carl T Jones Field
Sunnycars
sunnycars
1 location in Huntsville
Sunnycars
Locations in Huntsville
1000 Glean Hearn Blvd.
88 travellers who rented a car in Huntsville gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.8

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Top tips for renting a car in Huntsville

  • Rent a car for your stay in Huntsville to make the most of your trip and explore everything the city has to offer, like the US Space and Rocket Center or the many land trusts dotted around the city. Seize the opportunity to also check out the surroundings along the Tennessee River like Point Mallard Water Park, which is a half-hour drive from Huntsville’s center.
  • Huntsville International Airport is located 13 miles southwest of the city center, and the quickest way to reach the city is by renting a car on the airport grounds. The airport boasts various onsite hire agencies like Budget, Enterprise, and Avis, which offer cars for every taste and need. To be in Huntsville within less than twenty minutes, head to the I-565 E when leaving the airport.
  • Winter can bring plenty of snow to the state of Alabama, and Huntsville’s roads can be dangerously slippery during these months. With proper winter tires and defensive driving, travelers should, however, face no problems with their hire car. Ensure there is also an ice scraper in the car to clear windows and mirrors after a frosty night.
  • Huntsville is one of the bigger cities in Alabama, and traffic congestions are regular companions of everyday driving. If you are not keen to be stuck in traffic jams, refrain from driving through the city between rush hours, which are usually in the morning between 7 and 9 am and from 5 to 8 pm in the evening. Especially the arterial interstates 565 and US-431 face increased traffic during these times.
  • Book your rental car in Huntsville at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Huntsville

What is the best rental car company in Huntsville?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Huntsville are Alamo (8.7, 6525 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 12876 reviews), and Hertz (7.4, 3846 reviews).

How can I find car rentals near me in Huntsville?

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

What type of car is recommended for driving in Huntsville?

Huntsville is the perfect base for venturing out into the beautiful Alabama countryside, and a 4-wheel-drive car promises a smooth and safe ride. Especially when visiting during the winter, the roads can be covered with sleet or snow and drivers will want to have sufficient traction for their trips in and around the city.

What's the speed limit in Huntsville?

If there is no speed limit sign posted, 30 mph is permitted to drive within the city limits of Huntsville. On rural roads outside the city, 45 mph is allowed, and 70 mph is the limit on interstates and freeways. Always adjust your speed for the prevailing weather and road conditions, especially when snow or ice cover the roads.

How are gas prices in Huntsville?

With the average price of petrol for one gallon being around $1.95, petrol is pleasantly cheap in Huntsville compared to many other US cities. At petrol stations like Walmart or Murphy USA, prices may be even lower, so plan refueling well in advance to be able to choose the best offer. Should you plan trips beyond Huntsville’s city limits, refill the tank completely beforehand.

Where are the best places to park in Huntsville?

There are various parking options in Huntsville, including metered on-street parking as well as public lots and garages. On-street parking costs about $0.50 per hour and time restrictions apply Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. Parking outside these times and on public holidays is free. Parking garages in Huntsville include the Central City Parking on Clifton Avenue and on Madison Street.