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Wilmington, NC, United States
28 Jun — 5 Jul
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Wilmington, NC, United States
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Wilmington car rental information

Pick-up locationWilmington
Rental locations18
Airport locations10

Wilmington car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
7.8 Good (49 reviews)
1 location in Wilmington
Alamo
Locations in Wilmington
1740 Airport Blvd+1 844 370 9816
Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 21:00
Sunday08:00 - 21:00
  • 7.6
  • 7.8
  • 7.7
  • 7.8
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent14 Nov 2020
Pros: Yes quick and easy.
5.2 Okay18 Oct 2020
Pros: Drop off was easy.Cons: I ordered an economy car, not a minivan. The minivan was ok but when I started it up, the screen said that the tire was low so I had to go back into the airport to tell them. They said it was fine so for four days, I drove around in a minivan that said “tire low”. Not good customer service.
2.0 Mediocre20 Aug 2020
Cons: I was able to book a rental car but when I went to pick it up they said they had no cars available. I ended up having to rent from another company and was very expensive.
10.0 Excellent12 Jul 2020
Pros: Staff was friendly and accommodating. I would use them again.Cons: This is not a bad thing just wish I could have added a day to the front of the rental. Due to COVID we landed a day early.
8.4 Excellent27 Jun 2020
Cons: Nothing
6.0 Good21 Mar 2020
Pros: Staff was friendly but during drop off and pick up the person helping me stopped two times to help his coworker even though I was there first. Neither one of them didn’t say excuse me or apologize for holding me up while I waited patiently. The customer service person that didn’t know what they were doing just interrupted as well without saying excuse me. How hard is it to say i’ll be right with you let me finish taking care of my customer. It was very rude and inconsiderate as my time was just as important as the other customers time. I may rent from Alamo again but not certain because again this happened during drop off and pick up.Cons: The staff could just be more considerate and fair of everyone’s time. If I were a different type of person it would’ve been a problem.
2.0 Mediocre31 Dec 2019
Pros: Nothing. They gave away my car and didn't have a car to honor my reservation.Cons: They could have honored my reservation. So everything.
2.0 Mediocre10 Dec 2019
Pros: Nothing they didn’t have a vehicle and were overbookedCons: Poor attitude of Customer Service and didn’t offer alternative
10.0 Excellent14 Oct 2019
Pros: Quick drop off. They were a little overwhelmed at pick up
5.6 Okay30 Sep 2019
Cons: Car was dirty. Was told that stains and spills are common with the lower cost rentals
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Rated no. 2
Budget
7.6 Good (58 reviews)
2 locations in Wilmington
Budget
Locations in Wilmington
1740 Airport Boulevard+1 910 763 5646
Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 21:00
Sunday08:00 - 21:00
6816 Gordon Road+1 910 667 1002
Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
  • 7.5
  • 7.8
  • 7.6
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent18 Dec 2020
Cons: Woman at desk was super helpful!
4.8 Okay8 Sep 2020
Pros: They never told me I could only do 1 month rental at a time. So that resulted in me being overcharged and spent 45 minutes on the phone to fix that. Next i have been on the phone with them 3 times so far because they have incorrectly over charged me by over $1000. It still isn’t fixed but I essentially was told to let them fix the first two mistakes and then call again to fix the rest of the over/double charges.Cons: Billing
6.0 Good11 Aug 2020
Pros: Staff was nice.Cons: The car smelled like an ashtray. Disgusting!!
10.0 Excellent15 Jul 2019
Pros: Everything went as planned.Cons: Occasional upgrade available.
8.0 Excellent14 May 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly. No wait to pick up car.Cons: Inside of car was not cleaned. Previous person who rented card spilled soda on console and door handle and left soda bottle in car. I had to clean the inside of the car.
8.8 Excellent30 Apr 2019
Pros: Very east in & out, rental parking right next to the terminal, nice people.Cons: The car was near the end of its "rental" life as far as I was concerned.
2.0 Mediocre3 Sep 2018
Cons: The customer service was terrible.
10.0 Excellent4 Aug 2018
Great rentalPros: The car was sleek and very clean.Cons: Nothing
2.0 Mediocre5 Jun 2018
Not availablePros: NothingCons: I showed up to get the car that I had reserved online. They said they didn’t have an economy car and one wouldn’t be ready for an hour. I suggested a free upgrade - the agent said that wouldn’t be possible. I walked next door to NATIONAL and I was driving away from the airport 5 min later in an SUV for $10 more than the budget price.
6.8 Good18 Mar 2018
Cars transmission had problems.Pros: The car got me places.Cons: The cars engine kept stuttering and stalled on me once. Also I was quoted $93 online but when I got there they addded on another $33 for something. Surprise!!
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Rated no. 3
Hertz
7.5 Good (84 reviews)
2 locations in Wilmington
Hertz
Locations in Wilmington
1740 Airport Blvd+1 910 762 1010
Monday09:00 - 13:00
Tuesday09:00 - 13:00
Wednesday09:00 - 13:00
Thursday09:00 - 13:00
Friday09:00 - 13:00
Saturday08:00 - 21:00
Sunday08:00 - 21:00
5214 Market St Ste 103+1 910 395 4481
Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent15 Jun 2021
Pros: Staff took good care of me.Cons: The car was given to me with a gouge in the tire. Are there no safety checks before renting a car?
10.0 Excellent14 Jun 2021
Pros: The staff was friendly & helpful. Quick & easy.
2.0 Mediocre2 Jun 2021
Pros: Realized I made a mistake on the dates I needed and was unable to change or cancel the reservation. I was finally able to cancel a week later, but of course the time limit had expired and I wound up paying 67% of the rental for absolutely nothing. I attempted emailing Kayak to alter the dates, just got a robo response that you were on it. I then tried to just cancel it with the same response only. I never heard another word from you. Hertz said there was nothing they could do and of course I got no help from Priceline so thanks for nothing, I don't see any value in using Kayak when I can get the same deals or better other places. Not to mention I can alter or cancel my reservation when I book directly.Cons: Everything. My experience was awful.
10.0 Excellent23 May 2021
Pros: Car was ready but had to get an upgrade as my choice was not available gave me the same rate as booked.Cons: All went well car was very comfortable.
8.0 Excellent19 May 2021
Pros: Quality vehicle. Great service.Cons: We got assigned a mini van for a get away with my wife. Would have preferred a car like we indicated.
10.0 Excellent16 Mar 2021
Pros: Staff was great. Car was lovely. Pickup processing was fast.Cons: My rental car wasn’t available when I arrived to pick it up. So, i had to wait about 40 minutes for my car but my attendant offered me a handful of freebies to attempt to make it right. I appreciated her honesty about the wait and willingness to compensate.
5.2 Okay31 Aug 2020
Cons: Amount I had to pay was more than what I was told on this site.
7.2 Good17 Aug 2020
Pros: The car fit my expectations and needs.Cons: The staff was EXTREMELY rude. When I approached the desk she yelled "no cars!" at me with no explanation. I asked what the point of my reservation was if there were no cars available. She mumbled she'd let me know when one was available in 30-60 minutes. I asked if I'd get the same size that I had reserved and she refused to make eye contact and mumbled that it was being cleaned. I asked her why she was being so rude and she ignored me. I went to wait outside and then she came and yelled for me about 5 minutes later. She didn't talk to me or ask me if I wanted insurance or prepay for gas or anything as she checked me in. She could have easily said the car was being prepared and it would just be a few minutes. Instead she was mean and provided no helpful information. She was a miserable person that caused a lot of unnecessary confusion.
2.4 Mediocre28 Jul 2020
Cons: The pickup receptionist was extremely rude and was not accommodating. The car they provided was not clean, with trash in the cup holder, and not a car I would’ve wanted to drive. Drop off was easy except they completely overcharged me and now I’ll need to call back to get the charges sorted out. The worst car rental experience I’ve had.
2.0 Mediocre19 Jul 2020
Pros: they cancelled my reservation on meCons: not cancelling my reservation
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Rated no. 4
Thrifty
6.2 Good (51 reviews)
1 location in Wilmington
Thrifty
Locations in Wilmington
1740 Airport Blvd+1 910 343 1411
Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 21:00
Sunday08:00 - 21:00
  • 6.1
  • 6.5
  • 6
  • 6.1
  • 6.2
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent19 Apr 2021
Pros: It was all good.Cons: It was all good.
8.4 Excellent20 Jul 2020
Pros: Staff was very friendly. They did not have record of my economy car reservation from Kayak. They were able to place me in a Ford F150 instead of an economy sized car that was ordered. The lady stated that 3rd party vendors information doesn't always come through with details.Cons: Have the car size as requested.
4.4 Okay12 Jul 2020
Pros: Not much.Cons: Once the staff showed up at the booth they were friendly and helpful. But I had to wait 25 minutes and call the person since they were "moving cars around". Then there were "computer problems", so the pick off took way much longer than it should have. I was told that the "manager's special" that I reserved was an F-150 pick up truck. There was nothing on my reservation that said that so I couldn't dispute it - so in order to get a smaller car, I was charged an additional $10 per day. Plus I was tired from traveling all day, it had already taken way to long to pick up a car, so I didn't argue. I think they plan things that way.
10.0 Excellent18 Mar 2020
Cons: really, everything was perfect...
10.0 Excellent6 Jan 2020
Cons: The staff was friendly. I was also glad dropoff was quick.
4.0 Okay3 Dec 2019
Pros: Staff was nice. F150 only had 800 miles on it.Cons: Got the manager's special(so no choice of vehicle) and it was an f150. I know my fault... Did not include the airport pick up fee in the advertised price, so all in all should have gone with enterprise midsize because there was no cost savings.
2.0 Mediocre15 Oct 2019
Pros: Drop off was easy but still had to deal with the airport parking lot.Cons: The girl checking me complained about her manager openly but had to call her with every little question my wife and I had. Seemed like she was just babysitting the counter. Wish we had some more knowledgeable and confident in the process.
10.0 Excellent14 Oct 2019
Cons: Friendly staff. Excellent service. Easy pickup and drop off
4.0 Okay25 Jul 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly. Car was Clean. Easy to Drop off.Cons: Did not have Car requested thru online reservation. Needed 7 Passanger. Caused Delay in pickup and required a different vehicle type. No explination given just a statement that online never matches what they have in the lot.
2.0 Mediocre9 May 2019
Cons: If they allow the use of debt cards they should CLEARLY disclose up front that they will be charging you an EXTRA $15/day just bc you are using a debt card. Never again Thrifty, we will now only use Enterprise for our future rentals and pay the same price without an extra $15 charge.
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Rated no. 5
Enterprise
7.9 Good (17 reviews)
6 locations in Wilmington
Enterprise
Locations in Wilmington
1740 Airport Blvd+1 910 254 9503
Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 21:00
Sunday08:00 - 21:00
1930 Castle Hayne Rd+1 910 772 1560
Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 21:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
2309 S College Rd+1 910 397 9110
Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 21:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
4124 Market St+1 910 251 9812
Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 21:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
5601-b Market Street+1 910 799 4042
Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday13:00 - 16:00
8125 Market St+1 910 686 9915
Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 8.1
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
  • 7.4
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent5 Apr 2021
Pros: Check in and check out was super easy. Very friendly, and answered any questions we had. Car we rented accommodated everyone. I highly recommend Enterprise, Wilmington
7.6 Good24 Aug 2020
Pros: Quick pick up and drop offCons: Was really hoping for an F 150 not a Dodge ram.
9.6 Excellent10 Jul 2020
Pros: Friendly staff, quick process.
6.0 Good23 Jun 2020
Cons: Kayak sent me to a closed location. I called the rental company and they told me the right location. Other than that, it was a good experience
3.2 Mediocre7 Apr 2019
Pros: That I was ultimately able to actually get a car?Cons: Basically everything. Kayak/Enterprise shouldn't allow 12PM pickups on Saturday. They close abruptly at this time. Went to another location, was given a much smaller car, but no discount in price. Went to drop off that car, but nobody was there, and had to go to another location to drop off. 3 loc's
8.8 Excellent25 Feb 2019
Cons: The car wasn’t ready at noon. It had a cracked windshield, so they gave me a different car. The car was ready 4.25 hours later. They drove me to an appointment, but were late picking me up. Otherwise, everything was excellent!
8.0 Excellent7 Jan 2019
No power seats !!!!Pros: The young lady that helped me was excellent.Cons: The pickup DID NOT HAVE POWER SEATS!!!
10.0 Excellent30 Nov 2016
Will be a Enterprise Customer from now on!Pros: The entire process from beginning to end was excellent. The price was right, the customer service was exceptional, and upgrade that we got was wonderful! We drove a Rav 4 and not only was it comfortable for our trip, it got roughly 30 miles to the gallon. It was roomy enough for all 3 of us plus luggage with quick response and great turning radius. We had a terrible experience last year with a competitor and kept waiting for the other shoe to drop. But Enterprise was exceptional through the entire process and honored what the promised and more. We will never rent from another company and highly recommend these guys.
6.0 Good28 Nov 2016
Pros: Car was niceCons: Attendant at pickup was a bit rude. Was not expecting car to be off-airport, which was inconvenient.
2.0 Mediocre11 Oct 2016
My reservation was not in the system and Kayak wasCons: I had to rent a different car for double the money and wait an hour and a half!
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Rated no. 6
Avis
7.5 Good (18 reviews)
2 locations in Wilmington
Avis
Locations in Wilmington
1740 Airport Boulevard+1 910 763 1993
Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 21:00
Sunday08:00 - 21:00
6816 Gordon Road+1 910 667 1000
Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
  • 7.5
  • 7.8
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent30 May 2021
Cons: They didn't know where the car was because it was absolutely brand new but someone put it in a field away from the other cars so it took us 25 minutes or so to find it find it.
2.0 Mediocre21 Mar 2021
Cons: They did not have a car at the time I needed one. They said it would be an hour and a half to get a car even though I made reservations 2 weeks before. I will never rent with Avis again.
4.8 Okay30 Jun 2020
Pros: The drop off was super easy.Cons: The car was disgusting and had towels and other beach items still in its trunk. Also, I had to wait for a car and even then they only had an intermediate size car for me instead of SUV, and then they wouldn't even decrease the prize
9.2 Excellent22 Jan 2019
Cons: I was charged $5 more than what I booked it for. They said the taxes were higher.
8.0 Excellent27 Feb 2018
Pros: NICE DRIVING CAR. VERY CLEAN.Cons: I WAS SUPPOSE TO PICK UP MY RENTAL AT 11:00 AM BUT DID NOT GET CAR UNTIL AN HOUR LATER.
10.0 Excellent11 Jul 2017
AwesomePros: Kind courteous service, very affordable price.
8.4 Excellent7 Jun 2016
HelpfulPros: Ease of pickup and dropoffCons: Wasn't aware of any EZpass and had to pay tolls in cash.
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Rated no. 7
Dollar
7.5 Good (9 reviews)
1 location in Wilmington
Dollar
Locations in Wilmington
1740 Airport Blvd+1 910 343 1411
Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 21:00
Sunday08:00 - 21:00
  • 7.5
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
3.6 Mediocre10 Aug 2020
Pros: NothingCons: They didn’t have the car we booked and instead gave us the only car they had which is a compact car that barely fit our needs and didn’t/wouldn’t reduce the cost of the vehicle. We called and made efforts several times but no one would budge. We barely made the compact car work, why wouldn’t they have what we needed on the lot when we booked a specific car type for a specific reason?
8.0 Excellent22 Sep 2019
Pros: Nice vehicle. Just what we neededCons: The idea that they charge $10 a gallon for gas is incredible
8.4 Excellent21 Dec 2017
Dollar/ Managers ChoicePros: I was more than satisfied with getting a brand new Dodge Ram with my choice of renting with manger's choice. I figured I would end up with some small unattractive car when I signed up not knowing the vehicle I would be given. I was dead wrong. Got the pick up which was perfect because I was traveling with tools.Cons: Everything was great except this was my first time renting a car, much less through Dollar. Picking up the vehicle went fast and I was on my way. I was informed exactly how to return the vehicle except the day, time and location. It was pouring rain when I arrived back and was getting picked up by a friend. Since I had so much luggage, I parked in the rent lot and filled out the form so I could just put the key on the drop box. All this was fine except my paper work said my rental had temporary tags when it actually had Tennessee tags. Still no problem. I went inside to drop off the key and there was no one at the desk. Which isn't a problem since I'm putting the key in the drop box but it was my first time doing so. I just hope I did everything correctly and don't get some crazy charge for not dropping the key or filling out paperwork the right way. But, I will definitely be using this service again. (As long as I don't get some crazy charge for filling out paperwork wrong)
8.0 Excellent19 Nov 2016
Pros: The customer service rep was extremely nice and professionalCons: We were one hour early for our "reserved" car and was told it was not yet available but of course we could upgrade for an additional cost
7.6 Good26 Jun 2016
Different expectationsPros: Manager Kelly and two front desk guys were very friendly and efficient. The car was new and immaculate. The base price was quite reasonable.Cons: Had to rent due to my own car being in repair shop. Requested an economy or compact because I wanted a small car. Only one car was available at this locatiopn and that was a Jeep Renegade, which - while small - was too big for me. For example, the side view mirrors are so big they blocked my view. Only alternative was a pick-up truck. (My personal car is a Honda Fit.) The taxes and fees at this airport facility are simply outrageous, and were almost as much as the rental itself. Can’t wait to return the car and get my own back!
10.0 Excellent12 Oct 2015
Pros: I was impressed by the prompt service and the courteous behavior of the dollar representative.Cons: Not finding a representative at 6 am at the airport.
Easirent
1 location in Wilmington
Easirent
Locations in Wilmington
Wilmington International Airport
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
TuesdayInvalid date - 23:59
WednesdayInvalid date - 23:59
ThursdayInvalid date - 23:59
FridayInvalid date - 23:59
SaturdayInvalid date - 23:59
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National
1 location in Wilmington
National
Locations in Wilmington
1740 Airport Blvd+1 844 370 9815
Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 21:00
Sunday08:00 - 21:00
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Sunnycars
1 location in Wilmington
Sunnycars
Locations in Wilmington
1740 Airport Blvd.
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286 travellers who rented a car in Wilmington gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.4

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