Car rental at Harrisburg Airport

Car rental at Harrisburg Airport

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Harrisburg, PA, United States - Harrisburg
23 Aug — 30 Aug
Same drop-off
Harrisburg, PA, United States - Harrisburg
Tue 23/8
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Tue 30/8
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Harrisburg Airport car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Avis
Best rated
8.4 Excellent (34 reviews)
1 location in Harrisburg Airport
Avis
Locations in Harrisburg Airport
  • 8.7
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent23 Jul 2022
Good price. Friendly employees.
10.0 Excellent22 Jun 2022
Pick up and drop off was easy. Everyone was courteous and friendly.
10.0 Excellent16 Apr 2022
The car was excellent The price was high but that’s the situation now
2.0 Mediocre13 Apr 2022
I signed up for a Hybrid and they told me I had a totally electric car. They did not have a hybrid and charged me an extra $50 to go to an equivalent gas car. I am not sure why they change, but the record is clear about the hybrid. Dr. Joseph Jones
10.0 Excellent18 Mar 2022
ease of the process was excellent
4.0 Okay17 Jun 2021
Drop off horrible... no drop off box had to spend extra money, gas and time (myself and others) to get keys back during daytime.. Then was not accommodated at all
8.0 Excellent7 Apr 2021
YesNo SUV's for one-way rental when I got to the counter. Was not notified in advance. Young lady worked it out and was able to secure one for me.
9.6 Excellent18 Jul 2019
Pickup process was quick and easyThe cost for a one-way rental was higher than it should be
8.8 Excellent7 Dec 2018
Excellent car, discourteous staffThe gave me a brand new Dodge Durango after I reserved a small economy vehicle. It was a very nice car.The sales representative was very unmotivated and a bit rude to me at the counter.
10.0 Excellent14 Oct 2018
Fantastic weekClean and roomy . Fair priceNothing
Rated no. 2
Budget
8 Excellent (71 reviews)
1 location in Harrisburg Airport
Budget
Locations in Harrisburg Airport
  • 8.6
  • 8.4
  • 7.8
  • 8.1
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent10 Aug 2022
Amazing deal all around. Quite pleased.
2.0 Mediocre8 Aug 2022
The pick up was rushed; I was trying to read the paragraphs that required initials. Having never driven an electric car, it would have been much appreciated for the apparent hazards to be brought to light as many were encountered , enough to ruin the weekend. I appreciated the effort Tom made to ease the chaos when the car ran out of power 30 miles from the Airport but 3 1/2 hours waiting while numerous numbers were called in 90 degree heat without any comfort areas just cornfields was brutal. People on your team were not even aware how to help. One representative tried to get someone to bring us power? Too bad that’s probably the last time we’ll be able to afford recreation this year due to the rental of this vehicle. This brief expose’ was just the tip of the iceberg of inconvenience.
6.0 Good1 Jul 2022
The car had a loose piece of cardboard/plastic hanging down, which I did not notice initially. When I stopped to check the source of a noise, I saw it. I called roadside assistance but they could not find me another rental agency to switch out the car. It wasted a half hour and I had to drive the remaining 4 hours with lots of anxiety. The car also had a smoky smell.
8.0 Excellent9 Jun 2022
Great car, some technical delays with check-in, but that’s to be expected with a small airport. Good experience overall.
8.0 Excellent11 May 2022
Everything was great expect for it smelled liked someone smoked in car.
8.0 Excellent28 Feb 2022
Van was a little dirty when I picked it up
10.0 Excellent18 Nov 2021
The rep who waited on me was super friendly and had me on my way in 5 minutes. The VW Passat was almost new and very clean! And when I returned it to the airport location the service was once again super friendly and quick. I’d definitely rent from Budget again.
4.0 Okay16 Nov 2021
Car was not cleaned outside or inside. What appeared to be crushed candy made the back floor behind the driver seat sticky. Potato chip crumbs in cup holders and along driver seat floor near door.
10.0 Excellent10 Nov 2021
Cars were nice and clean people were friendly. Made things more understandable about finding workers in garage to check car over
2.0 Mediocre25 Oct 2021
Could not get in contact with any staff.. was not informed about hold on the card even though I asked multiple times.. never again
Rated no. 3
Hertz
7.4 Good (51 reviews)
1 location in Harrisburg Airport
Hertz
Locations in Harrisburg Airport
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 7
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay10 Aug 2022
The drop off site in uptown Cincinnati is no longer in business! A stranger had to catch me and tell me that Hertz now only has a location in downtown.
4.0 Okay22 Jul 2022
Said they only had suvs when I saw smaller cars in lot.
2.0 Mediocre23 Jun 2022
They had no car available, I had to pay some one 600 dollars to drive me home!!!!
4.0 Okay22 Oct 2021
I arrived after a full day of flying across country and was exhausted. The woman handling my rental had already chosen a car which would not have been my preference. I arrived at the counter by wheelchair and explained that I needed a car with a more upright seat. She disregarded my comments and said to check the car and come back to the counter if I wanted to switch. At this point, handling my bags and walking with a crutch, this was an unrealistic expectation on her part. I managed to use the car, but found it painful getting in and out of it.
10.0 Excellent18 Oct 2021
There was tape or the adhesive from old stickers on the windshield, would have been nice to not have to look at this while driving.
7.9 Good29 Sep 2021
They made me pay extra 20$/d for being 4 months short of 25 years !! Everything else was good enough! I booked a Chevy Spark or similar car, they slightly upgraded my booking and gave me a Buick Encore at no additional expense. Can't complain!!
10.0 Excellent28 Sep 2021
The car stunk of mildew or flood damage, I had to buy febreze fabric air refresher to be able to tolerate it. The car looked clean, ran great. The staff was professional. Just a smelly car.
2.0 Mediocre5 Jul 2021
This was my first rental with Hertz. Their rates are usually higher than other companies, so I go with the cheaper rates. This time their rate was best so I tried it. Never again. I thought they could charge the higher rates because they had amazing service, not so. I arrived to pick up my car at BWI and the agent asked where am I returning and I told her Hershey PA. She said "I don't think so, that office is closed." I showed her my confirmation showing a Hershey drop off. She said she couldn't do anything about it. I ended up having to return it to Harrisburg, miles away and creating some logistical problems. When I went to Harrisburg to pick up another rental for my return back to BWI, I explained to this agent what happened on my pick up at BWI, asked if she could do anything for me for the inconvenience on my previous rental and she said "Well, if you had returned it to the Paxton office, we could have given you a courtesy ride to Hershey. " No mention of upgrading my car on the return, or offering to pay for the gas or even I'm sorry that happened. The agent at BWI never mentioned anything about a courtesy ride. To top it all off when we got into our car it smelled of weed and my 13 year old pointed out wet blood smears on the visor. It was all pretty disappointing.
8.0 Excellent1 May 2021
Price was good and the car was nice and clean.When I dropped off at JFK Airport, I was in dire need of a restroom after driving across New York and getting stuck in traffic. The woman at the desk didn’t want to give the code to use the restroom. I guess that will teach me not to have White Privilege.
8.0 Excellent21 Apr 2021
Great car, very clean
Rated no. 4
Alamo
9.3 Excellent (22 reviews)
1 location in Harrisburg Airport
Alamo
Locations in Harrisburg Airport
  • 9.5
  • 9.3
  • 9.3
  • 9.3
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent1 Mar 2022
Very nice employees. Nice car. Great experience
10.0 Excellent28 Nov 2021
Very good pricing, and nice cars. Very good customer services.
1.9 Horrible26 Aug 2021
Vehicle, Nissan Sentra was clean and comfortable. Due to airline flight cancellation, return trip required a change of location for rental car return. Alamo hit me with a $600.00 charge which cost more that the weekly rental rate. Alamo should be upfront with cost information related to change of return location.
10.0 Excellent18 Aug 2021
I loved the Elantra I drove - no issues at all. I will definitely use Alamo again! Thank you!
10.0 Excellent24 May 2021
Car The was nice clean ran well. pick up and drop off fast.nothing really.
10.0 Excellent17 May 2021
Yes
10.0 Excellent11 May 2021
staff helpful and drop off and pick up easy.price
10.0 Excellent20 Apr 2021
Little strange 1 guy taking care of 3 rental car agencies. little slow not objectionable.Wouldn't change. Guess everything was OK considering the Covid situation,.
10.0 Excellent15 Aug 2016
corrected their mistakePicked up the car at 11:30 pm in MDT. You have to deal with National Car Rental since the Alamo is closed. Started driving the car and notice the gas gage was just touching the low side of full. When I brought back the car the agent immediately corrected the fuel error in my favor.
9.6 Excellent10 Jul 2016
Great service n valueNothing
Rated no. 5
Enterprise
9.2 Excellent (15 reviews)
1 location in Harrisburg Airport
Enterprise
Locations in Harrisburg Airport
  • 9.3
  • 9.2
  • 9.3
  • 9
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent28 Dec 2020
Newer model clean car with easy pickup and drop off .On drop off of car was inspected closer they would have found my lost candy bar that I really wanted once I got on the airplane.
10.0 Excellent13 Mar 2017
Efficient service with no surprises. Enterprise delivered exactly what I expected.There was nothing that I didn't like about my rental.
6.8 Good3 Dec 2016
1-way MDT-JFK rentalQuick check-in & check-out, quick replacement of vehicle.Though it was a 1-way rental, still pretty steep @USD 93 for a day. The original car allotted smelt terribly of cigarette smoke, but was replaced immediately.
8.0 Excellent22 Nov 2016
The soul was more comfortable than expected.
10.0 Excellent4 Oct 2016
The desk agent was very niceBeing nicked and dimed for gas. Just charge me for for I actually used.
Rated no. 6
National
6 Good (2 reviews)
1 location in Harrisburg Airport
National
Locations in Harrisburg Airport
  • 6
  • 6
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  • 6
  • 6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent13 Dec 2016
Yes
2.0 Mediocre11 Oct 2016
Originally tjhe priceI tried to change my dates by 1 day and the price more than doubled so I cancelled and went with another company
Easirent
1 location in Harrisburg Airport
Easirent
Locations in Harrisburg Airport
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Sunnycars
1 location in Harrisburg Airport
Sunnycars
Locations in Harrisburg Airport
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195 travellers who rented a car in Harrisburg Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.1

Car rental locations at Harrisburg Airport

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Most popular car type

Mini

Top tips for renting a car at Harrisburg Airport

  • One of the real benefits of car rental at Harrisburg Airport (MDT) is that it’s convenient and cost-effective. While there is a public bus service that can take you from the airport to the center of town, this could be problematic, especially if you have a large group or you are carrying a lot of luggage. You can also utilize a taxi service or a rideshare service, but these can be pricey, especially if you need to make multiple trips while you are on your trip. That is what makes renting a car such a great option both in terms of convenience and price.
  • It is easy to get your car rental at Harrisburg Airport when you arrive on your flight. You will find the customer service counters for all the rental car companies that operate here right in the baggage claim area. Once you arrive at the counter you can simply show them your driver's license and they will provide you with your contract and your keys. The cars that are available to rent are parked in the lot just outside of the baggage claim area.
  • Returns for car rentals at Harrisburg Airport are easy as well. As you make your way down Terminal Drive at the airport, you'll see a blue sign that says Rental Car Return. This will direct you to the parking garage that houses all the rental cars. Once you are there, park your car in the appropriate location for your rental car company, lock the car, and then place your keys and your contract in the dropbox for your rental car company. If you do need to speak to a staff member about your rental car, most companies have staff on hand seven days per week from early in the morning until late in the evening.
  • The airport is generally the busiest during early morning hours between 5 am and 8 am and during what the airport refers to as their afternoon rush hour which occurs between 2 pm and 6 pm. During this time, you may find long wait times for your Harrisburg Airport car rental. That is why it is so important to make a reservation before you arrive at the airport, so a car is waiting for you when you arrive.
  • Book your rental car at Harrisburg Airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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