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Rated no. 1
National
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8.0 Excellent (893 reviews)
1 location in Sacramento
National
Locations in Sacramento
6327 Aviation Dr
+1 833 823 5642
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Rated no. 2
E-Z Rent-A-Car
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6.5 Good (987 reviews)
1 location in Sacramento
E-Z Rent-A-Car
Locations in Sacramento
6327 Aviation Dr
+1 916 924 5918
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Rated no. 3
Hertz
6.5 Good (238 reviews)
5 locations in Sacramento
Hertz
Locations in Sacramento
1025 16th Street
+1 916 448 2228
2125 Fulton Avenue Ste 160
+1 916 979 9002
5015 Madison Avenue
+1 916 338 1162
6327 Aviation Drive
+1 916 920 6400
6455 Franklin Blvd.
+1 916 391 1393
  • 6.2
  • 7.0
  • 6.9
  • 5.9
  • 6.4
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9.6 Excellent
1 Dec 2016
Pros: The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful - Marcus gave us a great deal on the rental.
Cons: The first vehicle we received had bald tires (not easily detectable due to ample fiberglass panels) - had to go well out of our way to conduct the exchange. The idea that this business had no telephone service for 2+ weeks baffles us and also added a healthy layer of challenge to our entire transaction.
6.4 Good
17 Jun 2017
Location Snafu
Pros: Overall, I like Hertz and consider them to be a reliable, trustworthy, professional, customer-service friendly company. This is why I was so surprised by this situation.
Cons: I was very disappointed that somehow the location got changed from my first click of Sacramento Airport, to Sacramento Downtown. I blame this initially on KAYAK, because I am quite sure I initially clicked on the airport location- but also remember the forms as being ambiguous and quick. But I was also very surprised at how little Hertz was willing to do to help me with this. No one at either the airport or the downtown location had authorization to assist me with this (local mgrs should be given this authority). When I called the 800 number, they were willing to help- for an additional $307!!!! With no guarantee that current reservation would definitely be cancelled and refunded. Help? NO HELP!! Eventually we called a taxi and made our way downtown. A waste of 2 hours of time and $15. Interestingly, when I got there, the local manager there was very helpful. He was able to change the return to the airport location for only $15. Now why couldn't the airport location do that for the pick up in the first place!
10.0 Excellent
2 Apr 2018
Customer Service
Pros: Fast, friendly & helpful service. I was greeted upon entering the building by all customer service reps. I really appreciated the thorough inspection of the vehicle for damage before it was released to me and was offered the pictures that were taken. I have rented from other companies and you are my number one choice. Thanks so much!!!
Cons: NA
8.8 Excellent
22 Apr 2018
Pros: I received good service which is important, very good value checkout counter was fast and easy for me anyway, The agent was very friendly and answered my questions honestly
Cons: There really was not much that I could say I didn't like . Next time I will probably get an upgrade. I rented a intermediate, it was fine but will most likely upgrade next time out
10.0 Excellent
11 Jul 2018
Great mileage for a long road trip!
Pros: Good fuel economy, pretty comfortable, lots of trunk space, good cruise.
Cons: Not a lot of power.
9.6 Excellent
31 Aug 2018
Pros: Very close to my Hotel. Very nice crew working at the location. No hard sell just service.
2.0 Mediocre
8 Sep 2018
Pros: I cancelled it. And you haven't sent me a confirmation that it v was cancelled, and you don't seem to realise it was, because you sent me this survey. So you probably need to check your communication ability. I won't use kayak.again.
2.0 Mediocre
10 Sep 2018
Car was for a different location
Cons: The price jumped from 154 to over 600.
2.0 Mediocre
28 Oct 2015
Terrible Experience
Pros: One of the women at the counter was helpful and went"out of her way" according to her colleague to find out why my price sky rocketed (from $79 to $250
Cons: To answer your question...I didn't like a thing.
2.0 Mediocre
25 Jul 2016
Cons: My flight was delayed because of a mechanical issue for over an hour in San Francisco which would have made it extremely hard to get to the store in Sacramento by closing time and there was no local phone number to call them to see if they would wait for me. I called Hertz direct but could not get anybody on the phone that I could understand (very poor broken English) so I ended up renting from the airport Hertz which cost me an extra $300.00. Extremely unhappy!!
Rated no. 4
Payless
6.4 Good (109 reviews)
1 location in Sacramento
Payless
Locations in Sacramento
6420 Mcnair Circle
+1 916 648 8465
  • 6.2
  • 6.6
  • 6.6
  • 5.7
  • 6.6
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8.0 Excellent
7 Mar 2016
Cons: The guy in front of me complained that he had been double-billed, but my bill was apparently what I was quoted. (It hasn't shown up on my card yet.)
2.0 Mediocre
28 Jul 2017
Cons: I elected for the car to be picked up at 11 pm. My flight was delayed and I needed to pick up the car later. I called payless multiple times and no one ever answered. I then had to cancel my reservation because I could not reach them
9.6 Excellent
31 May 2018
Great staff
Pros: Fast service....courteous staff.....good price
Cons: During drop off.....GPS did not get me to the right location.....had to ask for direction for the payless entrance.
9.6 Excellent
28 Jul 2018
More lot employees
Cons: Confusing determining where to park returned car.
7.6 Good
31 Aug 2018
Price was fair, but the service left us wanting.
Pros: Price for overall rental was fair. We got what we paid for and they were amicable when picking up and dropping off.
Cons: The guest service was sub-par. We tried calling their "customer support" number various times and it just rang. It was laughable at best after the 20th failed attempt to get an answer. Their biggest "economy" car could barely fit our little family. The pick up and drop off process was a bit daunting, but survivable. Even spoke to other customers who felt the same way.
6.4 Good
11 Sep 2018
Disappointed
Cons: The car had over 40,000 miles and on the second and third day the car would take itself out of drive and put itself in D1. It did this in parking lots and when I was driving slow. Had to put car in neutral to get back in drive. I was to far away from the airport to change cars.
4.4 Okay
30 May 2019
Pros: Nothing much to like besides the politeness of the person trying to help at counter.
Cons: Only a single attendant on staff when I arrived to pick up the vehicle made for an unnecessarily long wait time and no attendant at all when I returned to turn in the keys. The vehicle was okay, though at least one tire was very worn. Locating / returning the car were also unnecessarily difficult
2.0 Mediocre
11 Oct 2015
Awful, awful experience—greedy, deceitful company
Pros: There was nothing positive about this experience.
Cons: The Payless clerk tried to charge me $100 more than the agreed price by adding to the contract without my approval the prepaid gas option and roadside assistance. I had to argue to get her to remove the gas option, and when I told her I already have roadside assistance through AAA, she told me that Payless cars don't have spare tires so AAA can't help me if I get a flat. When asked why their cars don't have a spare, she explained that no new car comes with a spare. It wasn't until I took her out to the car and showed her the spare tire that she agreed to remove the roadside assistance charge. By then I'd had enough and declined the rental altogether.
5.2 Okay
15 Oct 2015
Pros: Friendly staff
Cons: The office is in a trailer on the airport. It took a while for the car to be returned as the staff was taking their time to process the returns. No bueno
4.0 Okay
26 Nov 2015
Pros: Gas mileage of car.
Cons: Poor customer service, car was dirty, website said rental place was at the airport, it requires a shuttle.
Rated no. 5
Enterprise
7.9 Good (61 reviews)
11 locations in Sacramento
Enterprise
Locations in Sacramento
1409 16th Street
+1 916 444 7600
2600-b Auburn Blvd
+1 916 481 2400
2630 Broadway
+1 916 330 5185
2700 Arden Way
+1 916 486 9900
4107 Northgate Blvd
+1 916 927 8900
4732 Auburn Blvd
+1 916 349 8100
5941 Power Inn Road
+1 916 381 3300
6327 Aviation Dr
+1 833 823 5639
6327 Franklin Blvd
+1 916 428 1800
6505 Folsom Blvd
+1 916 453 1100
7407 Roseville Rd
+1 916 339 3600
  • 7.7
  • 8.1
  • 8.1
  • 7.7
  • 7.8
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7.6 Good
25 May 2016
Very unorganized company.
Pros: Car was clean and economic.
Cons: The clerk that gave us the car was very rude and tried to sell us a VERY expensive insurance with them. He actually seemed to be interrogating us as in a trial as to who and why we had purchase insurance through Allianz and not them. Stating that he did not even now what company Allianz was, come on! Then he continued to say that if we had an accident they would come after me for sure and so on and on. Also, we had to change drop off location because of a last minute flight change. We called 4 times and each call took us over 20 minutes to go over basics, for example, how much will it cost to drop off in in San Franciscoo instead of Sacramento. Answers went from $50 to $35 depending on the clerk. Last day we called in again and lady said it was $35. When we came into the San Francisco office, they had no clue about this, clerk said he would send a note to Sacramento office and he could not close the contract himself. I was flying out of the country, did not want to leave an open contract with CC info on it. Inmediately I had a bad feeling about this. I was completely right, Sacramento office did not even close my contract days later, I had to call and spend yet again another 30 minutes on the phone only for them to tell me they would charge me $75 as that is the fee and that they did not see any notes that said $35. In the end, the clerk was able to charge me $50, yet again, we were told $35. This type of situations only made us think how unprofessional they are. Bottomline I would never rent again with Enterprise.
4.0 Okay
9 Dec 2015
Not Great, Not Terrible
Pros: Brandon at the counter was pleasant and easy to deal with. Both the drivers were also pleasant
Cons: The driver came 35 minutes early to pick me up. The car reeked of marijuana smoke. When I picked it up I couldn't tell because they had all the windows down, the ventilation blasting and had sprayed heavy air freshener They wanted $50 more to rent the car for a second week Brianna was short with me when I asked about price matching another car rental company. She hung up on me
5.2 Okay
29 Dec 2015
Cons: The car was dirty. the MPG was high.
10.0 Excellent
4 May 2016
Pros: All the staff I encountered on drop off and pick up were super friendly!
5.2 Okay
1 Jun 2016
Great service, but terrible car
Pros: Friendliness and flexibility of staff at SMF
Cons: Jeep Patriot is a horrible car; no power, limited comfort, and completely out dated for a brand new car
4.4 Okay
17 Jul 2016
Bait and Switch
Pros: The car was good.
Cons: Kayak book me for an Enterprise location that was 30 minutes from the Sacramento Airport, even though I entered the airport as my location. Enterprise was able to honor my reservation. NO thanks to Kayak.
10.0 Excellent
27 Dec 2016
Great customer service
Pros: I accidentally made my reservation for a different location that was not at the airport where I was going to pick up my car I reserved. The person in charge took care of me and honored my reserved price at the other location.
4.4 Okay
3 May 2017
Never ENDING NIGHTMARE
Cons: I put in SMF for the Rental, When got there, told it was 2700 Arden Way. Would not honor deal at this Location, Cab would cost $40.00, Best Price they could do was $30.00 More then planned. Still Cheaper then Cab. On Drop Off, Was suppose to be ACV Arcata Airport, but when I got to Airport with my Wife to Drop off, only Hertz and National were there. No Answer at where Car was Rented or nearest Enterprise Office. I got Customer Service at home and was told I could of dropped it off with National, as same company. The Next day when I was dropping it off, was told to park in pay lot and that Enterprise had a DROP BOX for Keys. Nightmare Never Ending!
2.0 Mediocre
15 Aug 2017
location for pickup was not at airport.
Cons: location for pickup was downtown and was closed. Enterprise location at airport would not honor my reservation. had to rebook and did not get the vehicle I wanted. Was traveling with a toddler this was super annoying and inconvenient.
4.0 Okay
28 Nov 2017
Cons: They did not offer pickup so we took a taxi there. Despite having a reservation it so took them over an hour to find us a car
Rated no. 6
Thrifty
7.6 Good (56 reviews)
1 location in Sacramento
Thrifty
Locations in Sacramento
6327 Aviation Drive
+1 877 283 0898
  • 7.5
  • 8.1
  • 7.7
  • 7.2
  • 7.4
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8.8 Excellent
31 Oct 2015
Pros: It had gps so it made it easy to navigate through the city
Cons: The gps had a lag when updating so I would miss my turn
2.0 Mediocre
9 Dec 2016
Cons: The wait to get the car was long and I. Ended to get in the road. Once I got out of the airport area and put the windows up There was a strong smoke smell. After getting out for loading my stuff I realized it was not cigarette smell but marijuana! When I turned the car in I told them. The airport rental staff were very rude and insinuated that I did it!!! I was furious! I would have gladly taken a drug test but why should I have had to?! I asked to see a manager and his response was...we aren't going to charge you ...damage. What??? I shouldn't have been charged for anything! Never will I rent from thrifty again!!!
6.0 Good
22 Apr 2017
Cons: Was told navigation unit was Free and we wouldn't be charged. I called just in case, and was told we WOULD be charged. That misinformation could have cost us a LOT pod money!
2.0 Mediocre
3 Oct 2016
Never got the car
Pros: N/A
Cons: Never received the car in san francisco. Will never use kayak or thrifty again!
6.8 Good
9 Oct 2016
Beware San Francisco drop off is complicated
Pros: Nice car.
Cons: Drop off in San Francisco is complicated. You need to plan extra time. Man at info booth was no help at all
10.0 Excellent
10 Oct 2016
Pros: easy access to gas station at the airport on the way into the car return area
4.4 Okay
10 Dec 2016
Over Charged after dropping off vehicle
Cons: The car rental agents at the Sacramento International Airport counter worked very slowly. The rental vehicle seemed a little dated and made annoying clicking sounds every time I accelerated. My total rental fee was suppose to be $52. When I went to drop off the vehicle the were no attendants around to check-in the vehicles. Other customers were waiting as well. Two guys who appeared to be the car washers apologized for the inconvenience and told customers to just leave the keys in the cars and we would receive receipts by email. I never received any receipt, but my credit shows that I was billed $278 and the charge has posted to my account. My rental total cost was only $52. The deposit hold wasn't even over $60. I only had the rental for two days and some hours. I don't know why I was billed $278 but I will be contacting customer service asap! I will probably never use Thrifty ever again. What a horrible surprise.
8.4 Excellent
21 Dec 2016
Great Price and friendly staff
Pros: Great Price and friendly staff. Clean car.
Cons: I was unable to choose a four or all wheel drive vehicle on the website. I was really looking for a vehicle to take over a pass in the winter and chose a jeep patriot thinking that had the best chance of being all wheel drive. WRONG. It was front wheel drive but I got lucky and the pass was clear. I will call next time to verify specific needs. The web site is NOT set up for anything special or different.
10.0 Excellent
28 Jan 2017
Great rental
Pros: Easy pick up and drop off pick up was done in about ten minutes drop off in about two minutes and the rental was no smoking in car policy love it
5.2 Okay
8 Mar 2017
Not so good
Pros: The car is comfortable
Cons: On the first car the brakes were going out so I got a new one and there is something wrong with the tranny
Rated no. 7
Budget
7.3 Good (63 reviews)
4 locations in Sacramento
Budget
Locations in Sacramento
1813 Fulton Avenue
+1 916 973 8122
500 12th Street
+1 916 688 9114
6420 Mcnair Circle
+1 916 922 4789
901 16th Street
+1 916 447 1805
  • 7.1
  • 7.8
  • 7.9
  • 6.6
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
9 Jun 2017
Marika at Sacramento Int'l Airport location was FANTASTIC
Pros: When I didn't have a credit card for my rental, Marika contacted the Sacramento Downtown Budget office, arranged for a rental and helped me get an Uber to get there (I already had an app), she told the driver where to pick me up, and THEN SHE CALLED THE SACRAMENTO OFFICE TO MAKE SURE I GOT THERE!!!!!!! GREAT SERVICE!!!!!
10.0 Excellent
28 Jul 2018
Pros: Easy return!
9.2 Excellent
18 Oct 2015
Pushed an upgrade for more money
Pros: Quick service
Cons: They said my type of car was not ready and I'd have to wait. There was another upgraded car available immediately for an additional $11.00 per day. It would have a GPS included. I didn't want to wait and so I agreed to take it. Then the GPS didn't work. When I turned it in they just would give me a coupon for $20 discount off my next Budget rental.
8.4 Excellent
27 Oct 2015
Pros: Ease of check in and ease of return.
Cons: Getting the bus back to the terminal. I realize that Budget isn't responsible, but there were a lot of people for only 2 busses.
4.0 Okay
20 Nov 2015
Better luck with other companies
Pros: no issues with car
Cons: They weren't staffing their Budget desk and lady in a Budget shirt said she didn't work the desk and to just wait. I waited until another agency came over and told me to go to the Avis desk. So I got my Budget car from the Avis desk. And the folks at that desk and the Budget employee didn't help me find this out. I won't rent from them again. Their employee kept trying to up sell me on everything and it was really annoying because they wouldn't help with my simple questions. So the culture of the company is totally wack too.
4.0 Okay
21 Dec 2015
"Systems down", Slow lines
Cons: It took more than 20m to get the counter after being told the systems were down. There were a myriad of unstaffed terminals (only 1 person working, apparently) Once at the counter, 30s to get on my way. Waste of time and would not recommend.
9.2 Excellent
30 Mar 2016
Cons: See anove
4.0 Okay
9 Apr 2016
Cons: The vehicle actually stunk. I was shocked that Budget allowed that vehicle to be rented. Others commented on its condition. Not going Budget/Avis again!!
8.0 Excellent
18 Apr 2016
Pros: Car was in excellent shape and very clean. Personnel were all friendly.
Cons: The drop off at Sacramento was woefully understaffed. Several of us waited at cars with no clue as to whether anyone was even around to accept our returns.
10.0 Excellent
1 Jun 2016
No problems
Pros: Staff was fast and efficient.
Cons: We didn't have any problems.
Rated no. 8
Dollar
7.0 Good (87 reviews)
1 location in Sacramento
Dollar
Locations in Sacramento
6327 Aviation Drive
+1 866 434 2226
  • 6.8
  • 7.6
  • 7.1
  • 6.5
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
19 Oct 2015
Exceptionally polite and helpful staff, car was ex
Pros: Polite and efficient staff, from the moment I arrived until the minute I drove off the lot.
Cons: Nothing. Couldn't have been better.
9.6 Excellent
31 May 2016
easy car rental
Pros: dropoff was quick and easy
Cons: pickup was a little confusing, didn't know where to go to get the car after leaving the desk
10.0 Excellent
2 Mar 2017
Pros: Great car, great value! The ease of check in and check out was perfect.
Cons: The only thing I would change if I were dollar rent a car would be the cleaner they use for the windows. It was very hard to keep the windows clear. They would fog up all the time. There are cleaners that prevent the fogging of car windows. Great value! I will use them again, 5 stars!!
5.2 Okay
4 May 2017
Pros: Nice car. Cheap rate
Cons: Pickup and drop off were horrible. They are extremely understaffed at SMF. Would not rent from them again.
4.4 Okay
21 Oct 2015
long line, under staffed.
Pros: Nice
Cons: Dollar has terrible customer service at the Sac Airport. Long ling, one one person at the counter and then had to wait again for another receipt before I could drive off the lot.
7.2 Good
4 Nov 2015
All good until returning vehicle.
Pros: Nice clean car that got super gas mileage and ran great. Check in was a breeze.
8.0 Excellent
16 Dec 2015
Quick and easy
Pros: Easy to check in. Great gas mileage. Good handling. Easy to park.
Cons: No blue tooth. No back-up camera.
8.4 Excellent
7 Jan 2016
Special car means small
Pros: 40k miles, and choice of 3 compact cars because "special car" isn't that special. Car worked fine. - Tim
10.0 Excellent
5 Apr 2016
Pros: Excellent rate and car was nice!
2.0 Mediocre
7 Apr 2016
Pros: I was put on a do not rent list after i rented from them for a year from dollar rental they denied because
Rated no. 9
Advantage
6.4 Good (63 reviews)
1 location in Sacramento
Advantage
Locations in Sacramento
6327 Aviation Dr
+1 916 924 5918
  • 6.3
  • 6.7
  • 6.6
  • 6.2
  • 6.4
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
11 Feb 2016
Fantastic
Pros: Service,car,price
Cons: Liked all
10.0 Excellent
28 May 2016
Thank you Advantage
Pros: Gave us an upgrade, nice vehicle, with satellite radio, yeah!
2.0 Mediocre
12 Aug 2018
Closed -unable to get vehicle
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Did not honor contract. I had to get last minute rental from other agency. I’ll never use them sgain
2.0 Mediocre
31 Oct 2018
Pros: It was unlimited mile on my reservation but rep said it’s limited to 250miles only. I cheked later and it was unlimited mile.
Cons: Person was not well trained at smf
5.6 Okay
19 Oct 2015
Cons: Nobody at counter ALWAYS, have to wait always 20-40. Minutes because no one is there.
10.0 Excellent
24 Oct 2015
Pros: Friendly staff made everything fast and easy no hassle very clean and reliable vehicle
Cons: I have no complaint very great experience thank you
10.0 Excellent
7 Nov 2015
Fast check in and out
Pros: Best price. The CDW insurance only $9 a day
Cons: It's the furthest away check in counter and car park.
3.2 Mediocre
8 Nov 2015
horrible experience
Cons: I don't like it they don't have full size SUV and I have to compromise for mini van and they promise me to give me more discount but nothing Yet and they told me even though I paid upfront still have to drive the car which I don't want to so its a horrible experience and they blame ur website that u guys don't know anything
8.8 Excellent
17 Nov 2015
Very efficient and smooth service
Pros: Although the estimate on kayak.com was $15 lower than what I ended up paying, I paid exactly what Advantage estimated when I picked up the car. There was no waiting at all on either end of my one-way rental. I walked right up to the counter. The price was about average among all the car companies I was given a quote for. But I really appreciated that there was no drop-charge (Enterprise charges one) for my one-way rental.
Cons: On drop-off, you cannot change the credit card or method of payment from the one you establish when you pick up the car.
10.0 Excellent
24 Nov 2015
Great Service
Pros: The woman who checked me in was great! Very helpful and pleasant even st 530am. Went above and beyond. Car was great.
Rated no. 10
Ace
8.7 Excellent (7 reviews)
1 location in Sacramento
Ace
Locations in Sacramento
731 North Market Boulevard
+1 916 913 8133
  • 8.6
  • 8.9
  • 8.9
  • 8.3
  • 8.9
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent
15 Nov 2015
Good price for 8 passengers and 8 luggages
Pros: Large space to carry luggage.
10.0 Excellent
1 Dec 2015
Pros: One thing I really like that there vans are all new clean and in best condition
4.0 Okay
17 Dec 2015
False advertisement
Pros: The car was fine but I was charged more. They pic of the vehicle was not the car I actually rented. They charged a higher rate for the smaller car. Felt like a bait and switch.
10.0 Excellent
2 Mar 2016
Very accommodating
Pros: The van I reserved wasn't going to work out for my disabled passenger but Ace graciously held it until I confirmed another vehicle. I appreciate their kindness and professionalism
10.0 Excellent
29 Sep 2016
Great service
Pros: Great customer service!
10.0 Excellent
5 Jul 2019
Pros: Great Customer Service. Fast check-,in and check-out.
Cons: Location of Rental Car Business.
8.8 Excellent
29 Sep 2019
Pros: Very easy dropoff on
Rated no. 11
Alamo
8.3 Excellent (20 reviews)
1 location in Sacramento
Alamo
Locations in Sacramento
6327 Aviation Dr
+1 833 823 5641
  • 8.4
  • 8.3
  • 8.6
  • 8.3
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
8.8 Excellent
20 Jan 2017
Great CA car
Pros: The car was perfect for the amount of driving we had to do (a lot) and was very maneuverable and had great gas mileage.Easy to use and park! Quick process and good price.
Cons: There was no precheck that we observed when we picked up the car in Sacramento and when we returned it- a door scratch was seen (we had no knowledge). Also I should have asked about tolls.
9.2 Excellent
21 Sep 2016
Pros: Really good comfortable car. Good mpg.
2.0 Mediocre
30 Oct 2016
Wouldn't take a debit card...
Pros: Price was good. Unfortunately they refused to take my money.
Cons: Would not accept my perfectly valid Visa debit card. According to the representative, if I had an airline flight plan they would have. I'm not sure I can have anything but contempt for a company that actively discriminates against local residents.
8.0 Excellent
2 Nov 2016
Awesome drop off at SAN. Good value.
Pros: Drop off took one minute!
Cons: Van was quite dirty inside and out.
10.0 Excellent
7 Nov 2016
Chevy Tahoe
Pros: The described car, was the exact vehicle we received. Pick up was extremely fast. Very happy with the rental and experience. Best rental agency around!!!
Cons: Nothing
9.2 Excellent
21 Nov 2016
Pros: The car performed perfectly-- it was clean and got us all over California, Oregon and Washington in a week. It was a very comfortable car, even for my 6'1" husband! I would definitely rent form Alamo again
Cons: The only issues we had were with the hard push to upgrade when we picked up the vehicle, and the price. Nearly $700 for the week felt steep.
10.0 Excellent
18 Jan 2017
Perfect car rental
Pros: Everything, no complaints
8.8 Excellent
19 Jan 2017
Pros: Unclear where I needed to go to pick up my reserved car (someone drove me in, I wasn't on an airport shuttle). Counter staff was friendly and tried the standard upgrade spiel. Though I declined to upgrade, I was given a complimentary upgrade anyway, which was much appreciated!
10.0 Excellent
5 Feb 2017
Love
Pros: I love renting with Alamo because they have good prices plus they don't hold that annoying 200 deposit like all the others do. Why have a credit card if they are just going to treat you the same as a person paying with a debit card
9.6 Excellent
27 Feb 2017
Pros: Ez drop off
Cons: Long line to pick up
Rated no. 12
Avis
6.8 Good (24 reviews)
4 locations in Sacramento
Avis
Locations in Sacramento
1813 Fulton Avenue
+1 916 977 3925
500 12th Street
+1 916 446 1147
6520 McNair Circle
+1 916 922 5601
901 16th Street
+1 916 446 2695
  • 6.9
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 6.7
  • 6.3
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay
21 Jul 2019
Pros: The car was very clean and comfortable.
Cons: Staff at the pick up counter was rude and not helpful at all. I had to wait because they did not have a car available. They first asked me if a specific car would be ok, not telling me it was a lower category vehicle (I had to ask if it was the same category).
9.2 Excellent
1 Dec 2015
Pros: I changed cars at the last minute to a bigger car, so it was not washed(not real dirty,but spotty) other than that, customer service was good.
10.0 Excellent
30 Jun 2016
Good Times
Pros: Car was a lot faster than i anticipated
6.8 Good
9 Aug 2016
Fast
Pros: There were very fast
Cons: Price
4.8 Okay
29 Aug 2016
service at counter
Pros: drop-off in chico was smooth and easy
Cons: service at Sacramento airport was not good, long wait for car to be prepped.
9.2 Excellent
17 Oct 2016
Pros: Shuttle to airport.
Cons: Nothing.
8.0 Excellent
12 Apr 2017
Cons: Car was a little old (28,000 miles)
10.0 Excellent
16 May 2018
Great price and great experience
Pros: The price was about $100 less than other venders. We received a Cadillac for the price of a Impala.
2.8 Mediocre
28 May 2018
No customer service
Pros: not much
Cons: Did nothing about the car smelling like cigarettes when I reported it
5.6 Okay
13 Nov 2018
AVIS one way rental
Pros: Attendant was very courteous. Presented me with alternate options as my initial reservation didn’t work.
Cons: The fact that I was not informed that my drop-off destination Would be closed for the day. Hence the alternate options. But the cheapest option was $75-80 more than my original reservation. I opted for Uber.
Easirent
easirent
2 locations in Sacramento
Easirent
Locations in Sacramento
Sacramento Executive Airport
Sacramento International Airport
Advance Car And Truck Rental
advance
1 location in Sacramento
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Locations in Sacramento
6327 Aviation Dr Suite A, Sacramento, Sacramento County, California
+1 916 993 3500
Airport Van
1 location in Sacramento
Airport Van
Locations in Sacramento
731 North Market Blvd Unit W
916-913-8233
Avr
avr
1 location in Sacramento
Avr
Locations in Sacramento
Sacramento Airport
Europcar
europcar
1 location in Sacramento
Europcar
Locations in Sacramento
Please Go To The Advantage Counter
+1 916 993 3500
keddy by Europcar
keddy
1 location in Sacramento
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Sacramento
Please Go To The Advantage Counter- 6327 Aviation Dr
Sunnycars
sunnycars
1 location in Sacramento
Sunnycars
Locations in Sacramento
6230 McNari Circle
Zeeba Rent-A-Van
zeeba
1 location in Sacramento
Zeeba Rent-A-Van
Locations in Sacramento
1425 North Market Blvd.
+1 800 940 9332
728 travellers who rented a car in Sacramento gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.9

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Top tips for renting a car in Sacramento

  • While many of Sacramento's best features, including the State Capitol, are located in the downtown area and walking or public transportation are the best ways to go around, renting a car is a great option for travelers looking to explore other destinations outside the city. Driving is the best way to get to nearby places that are a must-see on every itinerary, such as California's Gold Country region, which lies on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada Range. Tahoe City, located by the Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountains, is a two-hour drive from Sacramento. For an unforgettable wine tasting experience, drive to Napa Valley, which is only about an hour west of Sacramento.
  • All the big car hire agencies can be found at Sacramento International Airport (SMF), at the hire car terminal. There is a free shuttle bus service that stops at the hire car terminal, and it runs every 10 minutes or so from both Terminals A and B.
  • Because it was built on a grid, Sacramento is usually easy to navigate when driving. However, some areas may have unmarked one-way streets, so make sure you check in which direction the cars are parked if you end up in a confusing intersection. This city also has pretty chilly winters, so make sure you are extra careful when driving if the weather conditions aren't ideal.
  • Sacramento has experienced an increase in congestion during rush hour in recent years, so avoid driving between 7 - 9 a.m., and then again between 3:30 - 6 p.m, as it can easily add one or more hours to your travel time. Both Highway 50 and the I5 experience high traffic levels during rush hour. If you have somewhere to be, plan ahead and leave yourself plenty of time to avoid being late.
  • Book your rental car in Sacramento at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Sacramento

What is the most popular rental car in Sacramento?

Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Sacramento.

What is the best rental car company in Sacramento?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Sacramento are Alamo (8.7, 6665 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 13035 reviews), and Avis (7.6, 2300 reviews).

Which car hire agencies are at the airport: San Francisco Airport (SFO)?

Car hire companies onsite at San Francisco Airport include Alamo, Sixt, Hertz, Thrifty, National and Budget.

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: San Francisco Airport (SFO)?

Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from San Francisco Airport to off-airport locations include Alamo, Sixt, Hertz, Thrifty, National and Budget.

How can I find car rentals near me in Sacramento?

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

How much does a Economy car rental cost in Sacramento?

A Economy car rental in Sacramento costs $48 per day, on average.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Sacramento?

If you're traveling in the spring or summer, an automatic lower car, such as a Ford Mustang, is the best option when navigating both the city and the coastal roads. If you're heading to the Sierra Nevada region, and particularly if the whole family is going along, an SUV might be a better option.

What's the speed limit in Sacramento?

The speed limit in the city is typically 25 miles per hour, but it may be lower in certain residential areas, in which case speed limit signs will be posted. Speed limits on urban highways are set to 55 miles per hour, and on rural highways they are between 65 miles per hour and 70 miles per hour.

How are gas prices in Sacramento?

The average petrol prices in Sacramento are about $3.48 per gallon. Lower prices can range anywhere between $2.79 and $3.07 per gallon, but the average prices have still gone up at least 60 cents per gallon compared to last year. Try to fill up the tank early in the morning or late in the evening, and avoid doing so on weekends as petrol stations get crowded.

Where are the best places to park in Sacramento?

In the downtown area, there are several options for parking on the street or in garages, so finding a spot shouldn't be too difficult. Street parking in Sacramento usually costs about $1.75 per hour, and is free after 4:30 p.m. on weekdays as well as all day on weekends and holidays. Some hotels also offer free parking.