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Lexington, KY, United States
17 Jun — 24 Jun
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Lexington, KY, United States
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Lexington car rental information

Pick-up locationLexington
Rental locations18
Airport locations9

Lexington car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
9.1 Excellent (51 reviews)
1 location in Lexington
Alamo
Locations in Lexington
4000 Terminal Dr Ste 103+1 833 315 5903
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
  • 9.2
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9.2
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent19 Jan 2021
Pros: Staff very friendly and efficient. New c clean car.
10.0 Excellent30 Nov 2020
Pros: Everything was simple and easy, staff was helpful when checking in.
10.0 Excellent22 Jul 2020
Pros: The gentleman that loaned out the car was so friendly and helpful. The car was very clean, in excellent condition.
10.0 Excellent16 Jul 2020
Pros: Yes the staff was super helpful and drop off was a breeze
9.6 Excellent1 Jun 2020
Cons: I paid deposit online it was supposed to pay the rest when picking up the vehicle. When I went to go pick up and check in for the vehicle it wind up being $20 more than I was told but it still wasn't bad
10.0 Excellent12 Apr 2020
Pros: The staff was extremely pleasant. The droppoff was was very easy.
8.8 Excellent26 Nov 2019
Cons: The car was not as clean as I would have liked it to be.
10.0 Excellent31 Oct 2019
Pros: Simple; no hard sell on insurance.
10.0 Excellent30 Jul 2019
Pros: fast and easy. staff was friendly and easy to work with.
10.0 Excellent9 May 2019
Pros: Stuff is very friendlyCons: Need more option to select car
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Rated no. 2
Dollar
8.6 Excellent (35 reviews)
1 location in Lexington
Dollar
Locations in Lexington
4000 Terminal Drive+1 866 434 2226
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
  • 8.6
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent6 Jun 2021
Pros: Car was great. Easy pick up and drop off
10.0 Excellent14 Jul 2020
Pros: very fresh carCons: I noticed the rates seem to have gone up?
10.0 Excellent22 Jan 2020
Pros: Personnel wss great and understanding
2.0 Mediocre25 Oct 2019
Pros: On Oct. 18 the Dollar agent couldn't scan my card. Asked to type in the number, he simply said, we don't do that. We can't rent you the car you reserved. The Enterprise agent six feet away, did scan my card and gave a polite explanation of why none of them could type in my number.Cons: Dollar could spend the money to train their agents better with regard to common courtesy if not professional decorum.
10.0 Excellent9 May 2018
Easy and affordablePros: The staff in both Lexington and Charlotte were polite aNd professional
10.0 Excellent19 Feb 2018
Pros: Ease of Pickup and overall handling of the admin. work.
10.0 Excellent14 Nov 2017
Pros: Great price, nice cars. You can’t beat the deal!
10.0 Excellent30 Oct 2017
Pros: Car was clean and ran well. No problems.Cons: No drive-up rental return. You will need to go back into the terminal to return the car. Not really a big deal though.
10.0 Excellent25 Oct 2017
Smooth transaction all the way around.Pros: Was upgraded to a Suburban at no additional cost!
4.0 Okay16 Aug 2017
Pros: Car was great clean drove well.Cons: Customer service is terrible. I tried to extend my rental by one day according to my contract it was 14.85 and it took an hour of talking to people who obviously can't speak English very well to then connect me to the actual location who then tried to charge me a weekly rate for one day. A contract is a contract and regardless of the fact you printed something you don't like at this point it's still enforceable over your policy of whatever. To try and convince me to add know you to violate your contract and charge me $156 to extend for one day when my contract plainly said $14.85 a day is almost fraud. But then to have an employee tell me if I don't like it then bring the car back on time or pay means not only will I never rent with you again or suggest anyone does, but also that I'll refer it to the state attorney and the BBB. It's a disgrace for supposed p ET pole to want to extort money out if you by trying to enforce the very contract they are wanting to violate. Pathetic.
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Rated no. 3
Enterprise
7.7 Good (61 reviews)
6 locations in Lexington
Enterprise
Locations in Lexington
1052 West High Street+1 859 233 7799
Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
1140 Winchester Road+1 859 281 6446
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
281 W New Circle Rd+1 859 226 9877
Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
2893 Richmond Rd Ste 130+1 859 269 9149
Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
4000 Terminal Dr Ste 106+1 833 338 3315
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
4001 Nicholasville Road+1 859 271 9697
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
  • 7.8
  • 7.9
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent25 Apr 2021
Pros: Staff was great, Pickup was flawless. Vehicle was perfectCons: It would have been nice if the branch we used was open later so we could physically hand the rental back in. We had to drop it off and leave keys in a drop box. Minor issue, though.
2.0 Mediocre1 Apr 2021
Cons: It would have been nice if they actually had the car I reserved, or any car at all.
4.0 Okay29 Mar 2021
Pros: The car was comfortable and easy to driveCons: Booked the car online, but when I arrived to pick my car up, the staff said there were no cars available. Had to wait over an hour for a car. The car also reeked of cigarette smoke. Vincent was friendly, but the rest of the staff was unfriendly and clearly didn’t care about the customers. Would not book at this location again.
9.6 Excellent12 Oct 2020
Pros: A stone hit and cracked our windshield while traveling, and they swapped out our van at a different location in under 1 hour. Outstanding!
10.0 Excellent5 Aug 2020
Pros: EverythingCons: Nothing
8.0 Excellent20 Jul 2020
Cons: Winchester Rd location did not allow you to park your personal vehicle in their lot, which I was never told prior to arrival....but other than that, very good experience
2.0 Mediocre14 Jul 2020
Pros: It was a car that ranCons: I ordered a truck and had to take a car, really needed the truck thats why I reserved the truck
2.0 Mediocre29 Jun 2020
Cons: Arrived to pick up the car and they “are out of cars”. Had reservation for over 10 days. No one tried to notify me that the car was unavailable. I was not offered an alternative and was not given any apology! Was simply told it’s the “virus” and there’s nothing they could do. I was 3rd in line for pickup that day and the people in front of me did not get rentals that day either. I will NEVER use Enterprise again!
8.0 Excellent5 Sep 2019
Pros: Drop off was very easy and fast.Cons: We had ants in our van. Also, took way too long to pick up car.
2.0 Mediocre15 Sep 2018
Car not available at my scheduled time!Cons: Ended up having to scramble and rent from another company as they didn't have a car available at my appointed rental time!
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Rated no. 4
Hertz
7.1 Good (78 reviews)
3 locations in Lexington
Hertz
Locations in Lexington
1018 E New Circle Rd+1 859 243 0335
Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
3801 Nicholasville Rd+1 859 373 0777
Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
4000 Terminal Dr Ste 105+1 859 254 3496
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
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
  • 7.2
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent25 May 2021
Pros: Nice vehicle; efficient setup, pickup, and return.Cons: Minor but annoying mechanical issue (ratting noise).
2.0 Mediocre19 May 2021
Cons: The staff did not honor my reservation. Ruining my trip, they waited until pickup time to let me know that they had no cars available and that if a car were to become available that they would not honor my booking price.
2.0 Mediocre24 Mar 2021
Cons: They called ten minutes before our reservation and said they do not have any cars
2.0 Mediocre18 Mar 2021
Cons: They didn't have a car available and my ride had already left
7.6 Good24 Aug 2020
Pros: The staff was very polite and helpful. The pickup and drop off was very easy.Cons: The car we rented had been smoked in. I should have asked for a different car.
9.6 Excellent19 Jul 2020
Pros: Van was almost new and in great shape. Easy pick up experience and quick drop offCons: Put some sort of sign visible from street at San Diego drop off. Took me quite some time to find the office, unlike in Lexington.
10.0 Excellent28 Oct 2019
Pros: Friendly, great service and good car.
5.2 Okay11 Jun 2019
Pros: At drop off in Hanford California the staff was very helpful and apologetic for the condition of the vehicle that I received from the pick up location in Kentucky.Cons: The company in Kentucky where I rented the vehicle did not clean the vehicle, wash the dead bugs off the windshield, did not service the vehicle before I rented it. I had to replace the windshield wipers before I could drive it on vacation.
10.0 Excellent12 Apr 2019
Pros: Efficient easy .Cons: Book on line for availability!
4.8 Okay25 Mar 2019
Pros: Staff was rude and not helpful. The original car I was given had a technical issue in which the wheel was shaking when the car approached 55 miles per hour. The only thing the front desk person kept saying to me was bring it back or call another location versus finding a car a different location.Cons: Hire better customer service oriented individuals.
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Rated no. 5
National
10 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Lexington
National
Locations in Lexington
4000 Terminal Dr Ste 103+1 844 887 8401
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
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent17 Jul 2018
Pros: The car handled beautifully and I really liked having a car so new that the "new car" smell was there.
Rated no. 6
Avis
7.5 Good (23 reviews)
2 locations in Lexington
Avis
Locations in Lexington
1059 South Broadway+1 859 281 1682
Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
4000 Terminal Drive, Suite 104+1 859 281 1681
Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday10:00 - 18:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
  • 7.5
  • 7.9
  • 7.3
  • 7.7
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre10 Mar 2021
Pros: NothingCons: Car smelled like weed. Pathetic
8.0 Excellent2 Dec 2020
Pros: Staff made everything easy.Cons: I ordered a car and the only thing available was a truck.
4.8 Okay14 Aug 2020
Cons: I was double charged for my rental and my money was never returned. Colonel marion horn jr.
2.0 Mediocre7 Jul 2020
Pros: NothingCons: Customer service
5.2 Okay7 Jul 2019
Pros: Leslie was very helpful and pleasant.Cons: The rental location was difficult to get into and our of, there was no wayfinding--no clearly designated area for parking, or returning the vehicle. It took an extremely long time to get the car--the car wasn't ready when we arrived, despite our reservation being made at least a month in advance.
2.0 Mediocre27 Aug 2018
Absolutely disgustingPros: Easy to get to in the airportCons: There car was absolutely disgusting. I have never been in such a filthy rental car. Sounded like it was going to break down on the highway the whole trip
10.0 Excellent5 Oct 2017
Pros: I liked the whole process. Everything was easy and the vehicle was very clean.Cons: Nothing, everything was great.
7.2 Good20 Jun 2017
Decent vehicle and the price was exactly as quoted.Pros: The vehicle was well equipped. A Ford Fusion with backup camera and bluetooth sound system. The leather seats were very comfortable.Cons: There were a number of body scratches and I was afraid I would get blamed for them since no one came outside with me when I picked up the car and no one noted the condition of the vehicle. It also wasn't clean, particularly the interior windshield.
2.0 Mediocre26 Dec 2016
Pros: They charged for me an hourly rate ($189) which they finally removed. Then I discovered they charged me for a tank of fuel when it was re turned with a full tank. Still awaiting a reply on the refund. Disappointing .
8.8 Excellent29 Nov 2016
Pros: Avis was great. Car was greatCons: The kayak deal didn't work. Tried to get a cheaper car cause kayak listed a shuttle to a different location that didn't exist. Costed more than planned.
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Rated no. 7
Budget
7 Good (22 reviews)
2 locations in Lexington
Budget
Locations in Lexington
1059 South Broadway+1 859 281 1197
Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
4000 Terminal Drive, Ste 104+1 859 246 1405
Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday10:00 - 18:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
  • 7
  • 7.3
  • 6.9
  • 6.8
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent8 Mar 2021
Pros: Staff was friendly. Drop off area not clear like other companiesCons: Rates were extremely high compared to other areas of country
6.0 Good7 Feb 2021
Cons: Car smelled like cigarettes with a burn hole in the passenger seat. Otherwise it was good.
2.0 Mediocre6 Feb 2021
Pros: There were no cars to be picked up
4.4 Okay27 Oct 2020
Pros: The staff at pickup was fineCons: They did not have the class of car we reserved and only had a mini van or pick up truck. Neither were options I wanted but had no choice.
8.0 Excellent10 Oct 2019
Pros: Great value and ease of pick up and drop off in the Lexington airport.Cons: They miss charged our card by quite a bit. They did fix it In a timely manner, within 3 business days. It was slightly stressful until they fixed it but am thankful that they were on top of it.
2.0 Mediocre20 Sep 2019
Pros: Very rude. I reserved online and they had no cars. I mean none. And the woman acted like I was at fault for booking on line.Cons: Everything, starting with actually having a car for me.
6.0 Good1 Jul 2019
Pros: Drop off was easyCons: Car smelled like smoke, Was not cleaned from prior rental. When I called customer service they were a bit rude.
9.6 Excellent14 Jan 2019
Pros: Easy drop off process no lineCons: No complaints
5.6 Okay10 Oct 2018
car wasn't at the confirmed pickup/drop off locationPros: nice carCons: i made sure to rent a car from a company away from the airport. when i went to pickup my car from the downtown location they told me that my reservation was at the airport. they were not helpful. my email confirmation clearly stated that the pickup and drop off location was at the downtown location. i ended up driving my truck to the airport, parking in long term parking, picking up my car, and making multiple trips back and forth from my truck to the rental car (about a quarter mile each way) to load the car. costumer service at budget was not helpful! i wasn't happy about any of this, i wasn't expecting to pay for long term parking. yuck.
10.0 Excellent10 Dec 2016
Pros: Quick and efficient staffCons: The transmission on the Ford Focus was slipping in first gear and the check engine light was on during my rental period.
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Easirent
1 location in Lexington
Easirent
Locations in Lexington
Blue Grass Airport
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
TuesdayInvalid date - 23:59
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ThursdayInvalid date - 23:59
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SaturdayInvalid date - 23:59
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Sunnycars
1 location in Lexington
Sunnycars
Locations in Lexington
4000 Terminal Drive
Recent reviews
272 travellers who rented a car in Lexington gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.8

Car rental locations in or near Lexington

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Most popular car type

Compact

When to book a rental car in Lexington

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Top tips for hiring a car in Lexington

  • Whether you explore Lexington’s sights, discover the scenic nature of Daniel Boone National Forest to the east of the city, or visit Kentucky’s capital of Frankfort, about a 40-minute drive away, with a hire car you are flexible and free to do whatever you please during your stay in Lexington. For travelers wanting to explore Kentucky’s biggest city, Louisville can also be conveniently explored from Lexington, as it is only a bit over an hour away by car.
  • Blue Grass Airport is just 7 miles outside Lexington and has various hire car agencies onsite, including Alamo, Enterprise, and Hertz, along with some others. The easiest way to begin your time in Lexington is by picking up a hire car directly from there, allowing you to reach the city in about 15 minutes. Travelers can find the agency service desks in the baggage claim area on the first level, and pick-up and drop-off is right next to the terminal.
  • Lexington is famous for its many scenic routes and driving is generally a pleasant experience; however, heavy rain showers, sleet, and ice can be regular occurrences in Lexington and in Kentucky in general, so prepare for some challenging weather conditions. When the roads are drenched by rain showers or ice, slow down considerably and refrain from driving if you don’t feel comfortable doing so, but find a safe place to park and wait until the weather conditions improve. Also make sure to have the headlights on so other cars can see you coming.
  • As in most US cities, rush hour in Lexington is the most intense on weekdays between 8 and 10 am and 5 and 8 pm, but on the weekends there can also be increased traffic around places of interest, such as the Rupp Arena or Keeneland race track. Plan at least 45 minutes ahead if you have a game or race to get to so that traffic will not be an issue.
  • Book your rental car in Lexington at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Lexington

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Lexington are Alamo (8.8, 91 reviews), Enterprise (8.1, 112 reviews), and Hertz (7.4, 115 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Lexington is $4.68 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $56 and $75, depending on the car size.

  • Compact (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Lexington.

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

  • A Compact car rental in Lexington costs $67 per day, on average.

  • For travelers planning to leave the city limits to go on the many scenic routes around Lexington, a 4-wheel-drive car is a good choice to make, as it gives your car traction and also has no problems handling icy and sleety roads if you are visiting in winter.

  • Within city limits, the general maximum speed limit is 35 miles per hour, or lower around school areas or in alleys. Rural roads allow up to 55 miles per hour and, on freeways and interstates, there is a maximum speed limit of 65 miles per hour. If there are wet or wintery weather conditions, it is essential to slow down and adjust your speed.

  • Petrol prices in Lexington are pleasantly cheap for roadies, with the average price of $2.25 per gallon. Look for stations like Sam’s Club or Minit Mart, which often offer cheaper rates that may start as low as $2 per gallon. Also remember to refill the tank entirely before leaving for a longer trip outside the city to ensure you will not run out of gas.

  • On-street parking is available throughout the city and is metered with a rate of about $1 per hour. Time restrictions often apply, so always check the signs. There are also various parking garages and lots in and around downtown. Most of them cost around $1 per half hour and have a maximum day limit of $10.