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Lincoln car hire information

Pick-up locationLincoln
Car types
Hire locations19
Airport locations10

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Lincoln

  • If you plan to visit Nebraska, you should consider the advantages of car rentals in Lincoln. While the city does have some public transportation, using a rental allows for much more freedom in your schedule. When you rent a car in Lincoln, you can visit locations that public transportation cannot. For example, Lincoln has some beautiful lakes and other scenic areas outside of the city. Use your rental car to visit locations like Holmes Lake or Pawnee Lake. Or see other historical sites like the Nine-Mile Prairie Historical Marker. Without a rental car, visitors would be hard-pressed to reach Capital View Winery and Vineyards. A Lincoln car rental can add a lot of depth and freedom to your visit.
  • As you consider your options for car rentals in Lincoln, know that the airport is probably the most convenient place to get your rental. You will find all rental car companies inside the Lincoln Airport terminal, including Budget, Avis, Enterprise, and Hertz. The rental lots are on-site, and renters do not require other transportation to get to their rental car. As you arrive in Lincoln, you can conveniently stop by the rental company of your choice and walk out to your rental straight from the terminal.
  • Lincoln’s rush hour runs between around 6:30am and 9:30am and then later between 4pm and 7pm. Several areas of town should be avoided during rush hour. One place is the roadways around Nebraska University. Salt Creek Roadway and the on and off-ramps of highway 34 can get incredibly congested as well. Other areas of the downtown district can be problematic during rush hour and should be avoided if possible. During the mild weather months, drivers should take care to watch for pedestrians and cyclists. This is especially true of the areas around campus.
  • Lincoln is a city that has white winters. Therefore, visitors that rent cars should be aware that the winter months can have some snowy driving conditions. Drivers who are not used to driving in snow should be cautious, go slow, and always ensure they leave plenty of space between themselves and the car in front of them.
  • Book your rental car in Lincoln at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Lincoln are around -42% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Lincoln

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

    For those looking for the ideal car to rent in Lincoln, it could depend on the time of year that you visit. Drivers visiting in the winter may wish to rent a vehicle like an SUV or compact SUV for the AWD or 4WD options. Being able to be safe while driving in the winter should be a priority to consider. From the spring to the fall, renting a car according to your group size is advisable.

  • What’s the speed limit in Lincoln?

    While driving your rental car in Lincoln, drivers should expect a speed limit between 25 and 35mph on residential roadways. Interstate and highway roads range between 55 and 70mph. If you are unsure what the speed limit is when in an area of the city, it is generally good to try to match the flow of traffic.

  • Where are the best places to park in Lincoln?

    In many of the residential areas in Lincoln, on-street parking is allowed. However, when visitors head to downtown Lincoln, parking will become an issue. Visitors should expect to pay around $1.80 per hour or $13 for a day pass in the city center. The area has multiple parking garages that are near many of the significant sites and venues. There are some Park and Go garages as well, which offer one hour of free parking.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Lincoln?

    The average price of fuel in Lincoln is $6.38 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of uel costs between $76 and $102, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Lincoln?

    Mini (Dodge Grand Caravan or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Lincoln.

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

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

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Lincoln?

    A Mini car hire in Lincoln costs $216 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Lincoln?

    An Economy car hire in Lincoln costs $246 per day, on average.

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

    An Intermediate car hire in Lincoln costs $185 per day, on average.

Lincoln car rental reviews and directory

Avis

8.0

Very Good

44 reviews

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.6

Value for money

8.2

2 locations in Lincoln

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Locations in Lincoln

2400 West Adams Street

+1 402 474 1202

Monday09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday09:00 - 22:00
Thursday09:00 - 22:00
Friday09:00 - 22:00
Saturday09:00 - 22:00
Sunday10:00 - 22:00

2745 O Street

+1 402 475 6197

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday10:00 - 22:00

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2.0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
They parked my personal vehicle in so when I went to drop off I couldn’t get my car out. Thankfully I noticed before dropping the keys off. The customer service took 3 calls to figure out that they couldn’t contact someone. So now I have to go back during my work day to correct their mistake. And if the site doesn’t waive the extra day I have to cal back into Avis customer service to get help.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Very convenient pickup and drop-off. Drop-off was literally right outside the terminal. In addition I was upgraded without asking!

7.6 Good

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The guy at the counter was very proficient and helpful. I appreciate that as I've rented from other agencies with people who couldn't care less.

Cons:

Car wasn't cleaned all that well.

5.2 Fair

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

i booked a compact through kayak at $48.18. when i went to pick up the car 15 minutes later, they said they didn't have a compact and i had to pay nearly double to get a different car since i couldn't wait nearly 3 hours for a compact to be returned. If i was able to book at compact, one should have been available or Avis should have honored the price.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Efficiency and ease

5.6 Fair

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Was billed more than quoted. Returned within quoted window somehow bill was quoted $360-$399 was billed $428. Returned full and on time - clueless why.

1 out of 6

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.8

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

7.8

5 locations in Lincoln

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Locations in Lincoln

1200 North 27th Street

+1 402 477 6000

Monday00:00 - 00:00
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2400 W Adams St Ste 101

+1 844 934 1094

Monday10:30 - 22:30
Tuesday10:30 - 22:30
Wednesday10:30 - 22:30
Thursday10:30 - 22:30
Friday10:30 - 22:30
Saturday10:30 - 22:30
Sunday10:30 - 22:30

310 South 10th Street

+1 402 476 6800

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 22:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

4601 O Street

+1 402 488 2800

Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:00
Thursday08:00 - 13:00
Friday08:00 - 13:00
Saturday09:00 - 22:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

6833 Telluride Dr

4024385400

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6.0 Okay

Jan 2024

KAYAK
There was a lingering weed smell in the car. I

6.0 Okay

Sep 2023

KAYAK
The seats in this Hyundai Elantra were meant for people who do not have long drives. This car has no lower back supports. As for power, I think they had a lawnmower motor in there. WOW!

8.0 Very Good

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Booked a mid size SUV with AWD, but was given a 2WD instead.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was very friendly and prepared. Checking in and out took no time at all.

Cons:

Nothing at all.

9.2 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Overall great service. Very easy pickup and drop off.

Cons:

Only thing I can think of was that there was some kind of goopy glue on the inside of the windshield.

8.8 Very Good

Dec 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

I had a very good experience with Enterprise. I had needed a ride to get the rental. They came and picked me up for no extra charge. Everything went smooth at the office. Also returning the vehicle was exceptionally easy and painless. Would recommend and use them again.

1 out of 7

Hertz

6.2

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

6.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.1

Value for money

5.5

3 locations in Lincoln

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Locations in Lincoln

2400 W Adams Street

+1 402 474 4079

Monday10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday10:00 - 22:00
Thursday10:00 - 22:00
Friday10:00 - 22:00
Saturday10:00 - 22:00
Sunday10:00 - 22:00

2801 N 83rd St

+1 531 500 0544

Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:00
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Friday08:00 - 13:00

5401 O Street

+1 402 489 5401

Monday08:00 - 13:00
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Wednesday08:00 - 13:00
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Friday08:00 - 13:00
Saturday09:00 - 22:00

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2.0 Poor

Oct 2021

KAYAK
Added a credit card "franchise fee" of $250 on my credit card even though I paid for the entire rental 2 months in advance and Hertz had my money. It was later removed from my credit card. Agent had no idea of what I purchased regarding insurance plan because it was an internet purchase. He was basically clueless!! Will never go back to this Hertz again and will rethink ever using hertz again. There are MANY other rental car agencies available! Painful experience!!!!!

9.6 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up and drop off were extremely easy processes.

9.2 Wonderful

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes the staff was great. Easy drop off after hours

Cons:

We rented a pickup. I didn't know until we were on the road the it wasn't a 4 wheel drive.

6.0 Okay

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Be transparent about rates and charges.

3.6 Poor

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

The car was dirty french fries, old grapes, water bottle, jar lid under seat, ask to pick car up 5 hours early was charged for it ask to drop car off day early was told still had to pay for day we would not have car

2.0 Poor

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Book my car to the proper location

1 out of 9

Alamo

8.4

Very Good

2 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

8.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.4

One location in Lincoln

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Locations in Lincoln

2400 W Adams St Ste 101

+1 844 887 8403

Monday10:30 - 22:30
Tuesday10:30 - 22:30
Wednesday10:30 - 22:30
Thursday10:30 - 22:30
Friday10:30 - 22:30
Saturday10:30 - 22:30
Sunday10:30 - 22:30

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10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Convenient, very accommodating

1 out of 1

Budget

6.8

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

7.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.8

Value for money

6.2

2 locations in Lincoln

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Locations in Lincoln

2400 West Adams Street

+1 402 474 2800

Monday09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday10:00 - 22:00
Thursday09:00 - 22:00
Friday09:00 - 22:00
Saturday09:00 - 22:00
Sunday10:00 - 22:00

2935 North 27th Street

+1 402 474 2800

Monday10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday10:00 - 22:00
Thursday10:00 - 22:00
Friday10:00 - 22:00
Saturday09:00 - 22:00
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4.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Better customer service. Better expressing the importance of the information needed to rent. Better pricing. Up front about hidden fees.

9.6 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

We had a wonderful experience with renting a car from budget.

5.6 Fair

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Location

Cons:

Show up at 7 AM but the Van was not ready, had to wait for transfer from other location. What a joke.

2.0 Poor

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Was unable to rent the car due to being unaware of 2 hour window to pick up car- the car was rented to someone else when I went to pick it up. I received a call the week prior to confirm the rental- I would have appreciated a heads up or a call to verify my rental before it was given to someone else. Customer should be made aware of this 2 hour rule at time of reservation!

2.0 Poor

May 2023

KAYAK
We rented a passenger van and ended up with a mini van so we were unable to fit all of our passengers. I would like to speak to someone about this and get some type of refund. very disappointed

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2023

KAYAK
Everything went really smooth, even after hours, perfect!!!

1 out of 2

National

2.4

Poor

No reviews available

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

4.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

3.0

One location in Lincoln

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Locations in Lincoln

2400 W Adams St Ste 101

+1 844 887 8402

Monday10:30 - 22:30
Tuesday10:30 - 22:30
Wednesday10:30 - 22:30
Thursday10:30 - 22:30
Friday10:30 - 22:30
Saturday10:30 - 22:30
Sunday10:30 - 22:30

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Payless

8.3

Very Good

No reviews available

2 locations in Lincoln

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Locations in Lincoln

2400 West Adams Street

+1 402 474 1210

Monday09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday09:00 - 22:00
Thursday09:00 - 22:00
Friday09:00 - 22:00
Saturday09:00 - 22:00
Sunday10:00 - 22:00

2745 O Street

+1 402 937 1152

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday10:00 - 22:00

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Easirent

4.6

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Lincoln

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Locations in Lincoln

Lincoln Municipal Airport

Opening times not available

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

One location in Lincoln

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Locations in Lincoln

2400 West Adams, Ste. 111

Opening times not available

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VIPCars Recommendation

No score available yet

One location in Lincoln

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Locations in Lincoln

2400 W Adams St Ste 101, Lincoln, , USA Nebraska

+1 914 368 0091

Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
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149 travellers who rented a car in Lincoln gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.8

Car hire locations in or near Lincoln

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Most popular car type

Mini

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