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Huntsville, AL, United States
30 May — 6 Jun
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Huntsville, AL, United States
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Pick-up locationHuntsville
Rental locations17
Airport locations10

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Rated no. 1
Avis
Best rated
8 Excellent (36 reviews)
2 locations in Huntsville
Avis
Locations in Huntsville
  • 8
  • 8.2
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent3 May 2022
Oh God
2.0 Mediocre5 Apr 2022
They allowed a reservation to be made but had no cars available and none available for a one way trip
6.0 Good23 Jan 2022
First car they put me in had check engine light and raft of electrical faults. Second car was a KIA Sportage . Ok on the good it was quiet and drove well. On the bad the seat was not very comfortable.
2.0 Mediocre2 Dec 2021
Was not informed beforehand that the return site I requested was closed. Charged for an extra day because I could not return the car on time. Will never give my business to Avis again.
6.0 Good22 Apr 2021
They put the spinner knob on when I mentioned that I didn't need hand controls.Customer service I am still trying to figure out what the extra $109 charge is for and no one will tell me.
10.0 Excellent24 Mar 2021
The staff was friendly and helpful
2.0 Mediocre13 Sep 2019
First day in business?I liked the gas mileage of the car.Agent at counter advised they did not have the full-size car I ordered, she had no idea of the different insurance coverages offered and what each one covered, told me to return the car with a gas receipt to prove I bought the gas that would be in the car, had to walk at least 1/4 mile to reach the car I rented, the rented car was dirty and had a service light on along with a low tire pressure light, I was advised there “may or may not” be someone there to receive my car upon return so I was to fill out the mileage, gas, condition report at drop off. I could go on but why bother, no more AVIS for me - very unprofessional.
6.0 Good7 Sep 2019
The car smelled terrible like smoke. That’s not good when it’s 97 degrees out and you have to have windows closed with air on. It gave me a terrible headache.
4.8 Okay1 Jul 2019
Car rental staff was nice, the location can't be beat--just get off the down escalator right by Baggage Claim and there it is!Renters were at the mercy of whoever looked at the long list of reservations and did not authorize delivering more cars for rental until an SOS from the desk staff. Waited over an hour for cars to be available so they could rent them--NOT professional at all and very unhappy customers!
6.4 Good30 May 2019
Fast customer service.Selection of cars.
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Rated no. 2
Enterprise
8 Excellent (78 reviews)
5 locations in Huntsville
Enterprise
Locations in Huntsville
  • 8.1
  • 8.3
  • 7.9
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent22 Feb 2022
Great minivan, clean and good condition, easy paperwork, reasonable price.
8.0 Excellent31 Jan 2022
Mandatory insurance coverage unless you provide them with your own car insurance info.
4.0 Okay5 Jan 2022
They rented a car to me with registration expired in August 2020, and tag expired in August 2021. It also had no working horn. In short the car was not street legal. And it had not been legal for months. When I contacted them about the issue, it took them several hours to respond. Initially their only response was to replace the vehicle with another one. When I asked for some form of credit, they took $100 off the rental. (I had rented it for 17 days at a cost of over $60/day. The rental cost me over $1000.) This was not an adequate response to renting out a car whose registration had expired over a year ago and whose tag had expired months ago. The second replacement vehicle was at least street legal, but old and dirty. I wish I could report the responsible parties to law enforcement, but I probably don't have the time to deal with that. Perhaps someone reading this message will do that.
10.0 Excellent30 Dec 2021
Reasonable price and very accommodating ride for 5 on our Christmas road trip.
10.0 Excellent12 Oct 2021
I didn’t like the car but I managed the car I booked for was a Volkswagen not an suv
2.0 Mediocre15 May 2021
I hated literally everything about this rentalWhen I select a specific airport I do not expect the reservation to be switched to a satellite rental office 30 minutes away from the airport and then be told by your customer service that there is absolutely nothing that can be done. Time, effort, money, and stress added to travel is not something that is needed. In the event I consider using your services again I’ve requested friends to brain me with a heavy object. This state would be preferable to trying to the nonsense I experienced.
8.8 Excellent19 Sep 2020
I like the offer of picking up the vehicle a day early for free and the free upgrade.Cleanliness of the vehicle...smelled of smoke and no covid19 assurances as in the commercial, in fact it wasn’t even addressed by the agent until I asked.
8.4 Excellent17 Aug 2020
Car was greatTook a long time to get my car
8.0 Excellent4 May 2020
The staff was friendly and the drop-off was easy.The car was dirty on the outside and had a bad smell on the inside.
7.6 Good18 Feb 2020
Still never got my receipt from drop off
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Rated no. 3
Alamo
7.8 Good (38 reviews)
1 location in Huntsville
Alamo
Locations in Huntsville
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
  • 7.6
  • 7.3
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent24 Jun 2021
We were expecting a midsize vehicle, but when we arrived all they had was a minivan. I was concerned about it getting terrible gas mileage and being bigger than we needed, but it worked out alright. It was comfortable for the 2 weeks we had it and the gas wasn't as good as we would have liked, but we enjoyed the space and comfort for the amount of time we spent on the road.
2.0 Mediocre3 May 2021
I reserved a car online, and flew 800 miles . But when i arrived they told me i was not eligible to rent because of a deductible in 2004. Something I still have no knowledge of. Also poor customer service in Huntsville. Alabama.
8.4 Excellent16 Oct 2020
The Lin’s seemed to move slow when I was picking up the car. There was only one person in front of me and it took a good 10 minutes to get me through the line. I’ve always thought car rental companies should pay attention to that metric. The last thing someone wants to be doing after a long airline flight is wait in a slow moving line.
2.0 Mediocre24 Sep 2020
Nothing.The vehicles in my area were advertised falsely. When I arrived to Alamo to pick up the vehicle I found on Kayak, they told me no cars had been available for weeks and had no idea why I found otherwise. Kayak should follow this up. These types of issues can create unnecessary stress for travelers.
2.0 Mediocre24 Sep 2020
Nothing.The vehicles in my area were advertised falsely. When I arrived to Alamo to pick up the vehicle I found on Kayak, they told me no cars had been available for weeks and had no idea why I found otherwise. Kayak should follow this up. These types of issues can create unnecessary stress for travelers.
6.0 Good19 Jul 2020
The drop off was easy.We had a 6:30 pm pickup. We waited over an hour in the heat to get the car. They only had one person scheduled to clean the cars and he was working for three other car rentals in the airport. Very unsatisfactory!
10.0 Excellent6 Jul 2020
The staff was superb. The car was clean, comfortable and easy to drive. The drop off was very convenient and quick.When first entered the airport it wasn't quite clear where to drop off the car for the Alamo rental. I saw all the other signs for Hertz, Budget, Thrifty, etc., but not for Alamo. I had to ask. Everything else was super good and I am happy. I will rent with Alamo again and will recommend it to everyone. Thank you very much.
6.4 Good14 Jun 2020
Staff friendly and helpful. Drop off very easy.Pick up to long of a wait 45 mins to 1 hr.. After checking in.
2.0 Mediocre3 May 2020
Nothing. The staff wasn't at the airport to rent me the car though my plane was late and I called ahead. Will NEVER rent from Alamo againYou could have upgeld your end of the rental contract.
8.0 Excellent28 Aug 2019
Clean vehicleReturning the car to the airport location in Huntsville is most difficult from local streets with few airport direction signs! Huntsville is on the bottom of the list for this category. Few local street airport signs and the road into the airport is a nightmare maze. Check it out.
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Rated no. 4
Budget
7.4 Good (39 reviews)
2 locations in Huntsville
Budget
Locations in Huntsville
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre5 Apr 2022
Budget charged me $50.00 for a car they would not give me because I don't have a credit card. They had no problem charging my debit card for the money though. It's absolutely ridiculous since most people that would rent from a car company called "Budget" most likely don't major credit cards. I want my money back.
6.0 Good30 Mar 2022
I made a reservation a week and a half or so before I got to the airport, I needed the car so I could continue on my way when I landed in Huntsville. When I got there they had no cars, said they ran out. I had to find somewhere local to stay last minute. Which was a huge inconvenience at 10pm. it's bad enough that you can make a reservation and somehow they give the car to someone else, it probably would have been better if they had cancelled my reservation so I wasn't landing with the expectation that I was going to pick up a car.
10.0 Excellent16 Dec 2021
The online reservation was easy, the airport pickup was easy, the people working at the counter were very pleasant and friendly, which, considering the sometimes less-than-pleasant people they often have to deal with, was wonderful. Drop off couldn't have been easier.
4.8 Okay14 Aug 2019
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 rentrading 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.
3.6 Mediocre22 Jul 2019
Desk helpDid not have the size car I reserved
8.0 Excellent23 Jun 2019
Very good with my ladie from HuntsvilleWhen I dropped off at miami I will not come back no more like a costumer because of that Spanish guy take the car yesterday that's was unfair chage me again 20 something $ for a little gauge gaz I full the car but I have to drive it to bring it to Miami
2.0 Mediocre24 May 2019
The only positive was I didn't have to wait to present my ID and form of payment.After making a reservation, no car was available at the location I specified. They ask if I would mind driving 30 minutes away, to the airport, to pick one up. I was finally able to get the car I reserved by driving to another location anyway. Fortunately, it was only about 3 miles away.
10.0 Excellent7 Apr 2019
Great experience!
2.0 Mediocre26 Feb 2019
NothingCommunication!
7.6 Good17 Feb 2019
Back windshield needed to be cleaned.
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Rated no. 5
National
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Huntsville
National
Locations in Huntsville
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent16 Mar 2017
Awesome customer service and efficiency!
Rated no. 6
Thrifty
8.2 Excellent (6 reviews)
1 location in Huntsville
Thrifty
Locations in Huntsville
  • 8.6
  • 8.3
  • 8
  • 8.3
  • 8
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay13 Aug 2018
Agents at the desk were friendly. Credit was given for having to drive back to the airport to exchange vehicles.Car selection was limited. First vehicle was dirty and did not work very well had to exchange.
8.0 Excellent28 Dec 2017
Googd valueGood price, easy to work withDidnt tell me it was a 4WD, so I lost some anticipated gas savings.
8.8 Excellent17 Aug 2017
All's well that ends wellI like that the rental car counter is right inside the Huntsville airport and that the cars are right there in the bottom level of the parking deck, no shuttles to have to deal with! I also like the friendliness of the Hertz staff who were covering for Dollar and Thrifty.I didn't like that the first staff person gave us a compact car though we had made a reservation and paid for a mid size car. Thankfully my husband caught this mistake and went back to the counter. It took a while but the second staff person took good care of us and we got the right size car. It was clean and in good shape.
Rated no. 7
Hertz
6.1 Good (20 reviews)
2 locations in Huntsville
Hertz
Locations in Huntsville
  • 6.2
  • 6.3
  • 6.1
  • 5.8
  • 6.2
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre16 May 2022
The customer service is rude.
10.0 Excellent1 Aug 2021
Car tag, not a ‘tag applied for.’ Causes problems with pay parking.
2.0 Mediocre30 Apr 2021
They didn’t have any car available when I went to pick up up the car I rented and paid for insurance! They stole my money, this people are stilling money from anybody!
2.0 Mediocre17 Apr 2021
Drove across town to pick up the vehicle and was advised I had no vehicle!Do what you say you are going to do!!! Shit experience!!! Wont bother using kayak or hertz again!!
2.0 Mediocre9 Feb 2021
Lower the deposit.
2.0 Mediocre8 Sep 2020
I never got with me so I never picked up the carMaybe if you had a person I would talk to somebody would be a whole lot better
2.0 Mediocre22 Jun 2020
I arrived to pick up my car and was informed that they had no reservation for me. The insurance I purchased I was charged for. But the reservation charge never went through. I ended up having to just book another car from a different provider across town.
2.0 Mediocre12 Oct 2019
I had a reservation and when I arrived they turned me away without renting a car to me because they ran out of cars.
2.0 Mediocre26 Aug 2018
Didn't get to drop car off since hertz have my car away.
10.0 Excellent4 Nov 2017
Everyone was so nice and helpful!
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Rated no. 8
Dollar
5.9 Okay (10 reviews)
1 location in Huntsville
Dollar
Locations in Huntsville
  • 6.7
  • 7.1
  • 5.7
  • 5.5
  • 6.1
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre27 Oct 2021
Reserved car was not available (late pm) when I arrived. I had to pay 2 Uber fares to and from hotel that cost $100.00 and my time.
1.9 Horrible11 Jul 2021
I had to cancel the reservation and book with another rental company because of the restriction on the number of miles.
7.9 Good6 Jul 2021
The process of checking the car back in could have gone a little smoother. I was nervous about leaving the car without at least giving the keys to someone.
8.0 Excellent20 Apr 2021
They upgraded me to a larger vehicle for no additional charge.I returned it early before office hours. They billed me $229 which was more than the rental fee for an extra driver. But corrected it after my complaint.
8.4 Excellent9 Nov 2019
Staff was helpful at counter. (Hertz counter) Vehicle was very clean.No one meets you at drop off so you have to guess where to leave vehicle. I carried my paperwork in to the Dollar Office and gave it to rental employee. I was asked if email receipt was okay, which it was.
2.0 Mediocre27 Dec 2017
DisastrousHated everything . I was left without a car in Huntsville, Alabama.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.
9.6 Excellent26 Apr 2017
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 Mediocre27 Jan 2017
They gave away my car on my business trip.
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Easirent
1 location in Huntsville
Easirent
Locations in Huntsville
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Sunnycars
1 location in Huntsville
Sunnycars
Locations in Huntsville
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228 travellers who rented a car in Huntsville gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.6

Car hire locations in or near Huntsville

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Mini

When to book a rental car in Huntsville

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Top tips for hiring 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 3 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Huntsville are around -45% cheaper than other car types, on average

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