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Kentucky is an ideal place to rent a car and plan a road trip, and a rental car will take you to destinations not accessible any other way. The Bourbon Trail is an excellent route to see by car, as it will showcase the beauty of Kentucky and and inform you about the state’s rich bourbon-making history. Kentucky has an organized road system that reaches all across the state, and although there are some tolls, these are easy to navigate and well organized.
Driving in Kentucky is mostly laid-back and easygoing, and although not in the Deep South, the state still has its share of Southern charm. If you decide to explore the larger cities like Louisville, the driving style might change to a quicker pace, but folks are still friendly. The roads are well maintained, and the signs are clear and easy to read. The state has some challenging, hilly routes, so it’s best to pay attention to the signs. During the winters, Kentucky can get icy and can accumulate snow, so plan your trip carefully.
For car rentals in Kentucky, drivers must be twenty one years old and must present a current driver’s license. Keep in mind that drivers twenty one to tweny four will be charged a young driver surcharge, which is a daily fee that’s added to the rental agreement. When looking for a car, check with different agencies, because the young driver’s fee varies from place to place. To save money, designate an adult twenty five or older as the driver.
Luxury (Chrysler 300 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Kentucky.
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Kentucky are Alamo (8.5, 154 reviews), Enterprise Rent-A-Car (7.8, 143 reviews), and Budget (6.5, 196 reviews).
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