Car rental at Raleigh-Durham Airport

Car rental at Raleigh-Durham Airport

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Raleigh, NC, United States - Raleigh-Durham
19 Aug — 26 Aug
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Raleigh, NC, United States - Raleigh-Durham
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Raleigh-Durham Airport car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
9 Excellent (164 reviews)
1 location in Raleigh-Durham Airport
Alamo
Locations in Raleigh-Durham Airport
  • 9.1
  • 9.2
  • 8.9
  • 8.9
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent12 Jun 2022
everyone was so friendly & it all was a very easy & fast process
10.0 Excellent28 May 2022
Helped me find vehicle large enough to fit my needs. Very courteous, helpful, and quick.
10.0 Excellent2 May 2022
Super easy process and nice, helpful, knowledgeable employees!
10.0 Excellent7 Mar 2022
Employees were the best , so friendly.
9.2 Excellent15 Jun 2019
quick in and outCar interior could have been cleaner (empty water bottles, luggage tags under seat upon pick-up)
8.0 Excellent17 Apr 2019
The car, drop off was easy.We waited for 30 min for a shuttle when finally another car rental company had to give us a ride to the Alamo counter. It was absurd
9.6 Excellent4 Apr 2019
The price was a little high.
6.4 Good23 Mar 2019
My pick-up person was not friendly. He acted annoyed that I was even there.
5.6 Okay10 Mar 2019
The car we had, a jeep Cherokee, only had 20k Mike's,however, 1 day in the car stalled while driving... multiple times. The car wouldn't go over 10mph. We were able to make it to thehotel, but the evening was shot. Disappointed that they didn't even offer a credit for the issue.
10.0 Excellent19 Feb 2019
Top 2 associates in th rental business
Rated no. 2
Dollar
7.5 Good (245 reviews)
1 location in Raleigh-Durham Airport
Dollar
Locations in Raleigh-Durham Airport
  • 7.9
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
  • 7.3
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay12 Jul 2022
They buckle and done you. We had to wait 2 hours in line to pick up our car. Car smelled like someone smoked in it. My husband couldn’t drive unless we paid 13$ extra per day. Won’t use them again.
2.0 Mediocre28 Mar 2022
Call center advised me that at the pick up location they would honor my corporate discount. When I arrived I was greeted by a woman eating a sandwich and then was rude her manager came out ungroomed like he was sleeping in the back room. The car was not clean. The seat was so low and the handles didn’t work to pull seat higher then car made a clacking noise on and off our road trip very stressful.
4.0 Okay7 Feb 2022
Car was unacceptable. Smelled heavily of cigarette smoke and was not clean prior to me picking it up. I had to wait more than 20 minutes for a paper receipt after dropping the car off. The intake employee didn't have the ability to give one outside so I had to go inside and wait so long, the airport van driver put my luggage off the bus & told me to go on the next one!
4.0 Okay13 Dec 2021
The registration on my rental car was out of date and it caused problems for me when I needed to get on military base. I almost wasn’t allowed on base. It would have been very rough if I had received a ticket or been pulled over.
10.0 Excellent29 Nov 2021
Very easy process even with making changes to your reservations to accommodate your travel needs.
10.0 Excellent10 Nov 2021
it was easy and seamless. Getting this discount made my trip with the grandkids excellent!!!
4.0 Okay5 Nov 2021
Extremely expensive and renting with a debit required proof of a return flight.
2.0 Mediocre19 Oct 2021
dropoff was a NIGHTMARE -- no street address or map was provided in the paperwork, GPS found the wrong dollar location and took us 30 mins the wrong way, airport road signs for rental return are out of date following permanent closure of the local Dollar office, staff wouldn't answer the phones, when they answered they were actually Hertz and wouldn't address a Dollar customer -- total failure on almost every dimension
10.0 Excellent30 Aug 2021
Appreciate how the waiting line is called up alternately between the 3 rental car companies [Hertz, Thrifty, Dollar]. Gives the illusion of fairness when the lines are long. Also appreciate selecting your own vehicle out of a specified row/class of cars, short wait (if any) for the airport terminal shuttle bus in either direction, and the simplicity and ease of returning vehicles at 4AM for a 6AM flight. Agent Lonnie was polite, personable, informative, professional, and efficient. Wonderful experience overall.
10.0 Excellent2 Aug 2021
Everything went well with the pick-up, drop-off, and the vehicle. The only thing is the damn cost. $1000 for 5 days. It's not just Dollar/Hertz, it's everyone. Come on rental car companies give us a break!
Rated no. 3
Thrifty
7.5 Good (182 reviews)
1 location in Raleigh-Durham Airport
Thrifty
Locations in Raleigh-Durham Airport
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
  • 7.4
  • 7.5
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent9 Aug 2022
Easy pick up and drop off. Really liked the fact I was able to pick any SUV I wanted. I also loved the fact that attendants we're in front of the building helping people and answering questions.
10.0 Excellent12 Jun 2022
My flight was CANCELED! Delays stink but Im not used to outright cancellations, so decided to get a car and make the one way 6hr drive home. Two other nationally well known rental companies said they did not have any cars available to rent one way even though there were obviously like 300 cars on the lot! Well Thrifty came to the rescue! Thanks Thrifty!
2.0 Mediocre4 Apr 2022
My car broke down late at night on a road trip and I believed it was totaled, so I booked a rental to get me home for work. Thrifty did not offer any sort of help to accommodate my needs and kept the down payment I provided. Overall, they made my experience much more stressful than it already was.
8.0 Excellent13 Feb 2022
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10.0 Excellent14 Nov 2021
All went well but still have not received my final invoice.
6.0 Good31 Oct 2021
I Strongly Disliked the optional fees that I was duped into paying. The person handling my checkout trying to automatically add full insurance coverage, to which I said, no, I do not need additional insurance. They still managed to sneak in liability coverage, to the tune of $120. Considering I have multiple other forms of insurance coverage for a rental car, this was a very unwanted extra expense, that provided me with nothing of value. Additionally, to add insult to injury, when I tried to call to have this removed, the person on the phone said I had to have that done at a branch. Okay, I understand, sometimes dumb rules are in place. But, when I returned to the branch (and waited in line again), they said that, even though it was an 'error' on their part, they could only refund the days left on the rental. BUT, they actually couldn't do anything, because I did not have the van with me (it was back at the house, being packed for the trip). Why did I need to have the van there again? Who knows! Doesn't seem to make a whole lot of sense. In summary, I was very pleased with 95% of the rental from Thrifty/Hertz (this was all handled at the Hertz desk), but, having someone sneak in an extra $120 fee for something I didn't need really soured the whole experience.
10.0 Excellent27 Oct 2021
The exterior of the car was dirty. I wish it had been washed. Agent was wonderful to work with. My plane had been delayed by 6 hours. But it was okay!
10.0 Excellent18 Oct 2021
The car had a great deal of “pull” when attempting to steer - and it got progressively worse the more the car was driven
10.0 Excellent4 Oct 2021
The staff was of course friendly. I was unexpectedly impressed with the rental vehicle, at least the one I had, as it actually had a few options and was not a base model so it was more comfortable driving around
5.9 Okay20 Sep 2021
Vehicle was not clean.
Rated no. 4
Budget
7 Good (220 reviews)
1 location in Raleigh-Durham Airport
Budget
Locations in Raleigh-Durham Airport
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
  • 6.9
  • 6.6
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent7 Aug 2022
Easy pick up and drop off. People were very helpful and polite.
4.0 Okay7 Aug 2022
The check in line was terrible, at least 10 people in line and it took at least half an hour. After I was checked in, I was told to wait outside in the heat while someone brought my car around. This took another 20 minutes. I only kept the car for 3 hours, I just needed to drive from one airport to another. When I returned the car, there was not a single person, I had to use the dropbox. I would have liked to do a damage walk around with a representative. Alls well that ends well, the worst part was waiting in the heat. No major problems.
4.0 Okay31 Jul 2022
I like that the car pickup and drop off was close and convenient. I disliked I had to switch from a premium car to and SUV that reeked of smoke/weed and other vile smells. Interior was slimy and hadn’t been cleaned or wiped down very well. My son had to detox all the interior touch points with Clorox cloths before our drive.
2.0 Mediocre14 Jun 2022
Triple charged me... took months for them to sort it out.
4.0 Okay1 Jun 2022
The pickup was over an hour wait . The line extended beyond the building. The staff was friendly and we did receive an upgrade, but the car was not clean.
4.0 Okay24 May 2022
I made a Priceline deal through Kayak, but when I returned the car, they charged full price. Had to call Budget Customer Service to get it fixed.
8.0 Excellent18 May 2022
Pick up was lightening fast
10.0 Excellent16 May 2022
The return was early, the facility was closed, it was a little confusing
4.0 Okay12 May 2022
There were not enough counter staff (3) at the Raleigh combined Budget, Avis and a third rental counter for pickup. One of the 3 disappeared early on and did not return. The person waiting on me was friendly, however, under the pressure of many people waiting in line. The Honda Accord was enjoyable to drive and clean. It ran very well. The return process was disappointing. FIrst, the return area for Budget was gated. After seeing a sign to go to Avis it went better in dropping off the car and keys. Second, I never saw a place to drop off my paperwork. There were too many people in line to pick up cars to have waited to turn it in at the desk.
4.0 Okay6 May 2022
The car was not clean. Pick up and ESPECIALLY drop off was understaffed and didorganized
Rated no. 5
Enterprise
9 Excellent (81 reviews)
1 location in Raleigh-Durham Airport
Enterprise
Locations in Raleigh-Durham Airport
  • 8.9
  • 9.1
  • 9.1
  • 9.3
  • 9
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent10 Aug 2022
As always, Enterprise is a pleasure to rent from. The office staff at RDU airport absolutely rocks!
10.0 Excellent4 Jul 2022
Great service from guy at reception. Maybe the rental rare for the GPS was a little high, but that's a minor caveat. Decent car. We'd booked a car that was a little smaller than we thought and a slightly larger one was offered. Excellent service.
10.0 Excellent29 Jun 2022
Easy pickup & drop-off. Car was pretty clean inside but exterior was not! The very friendly woman volunteered to run it through the car wash but we didn't want to wait. Pleasant/smooth/quick experience all around!! Thank You!!👍👍
2.0 Mediocre16 Feb 2022
Booking through kayak is a waste of time. I went there to get my car they said they didn’t have my reservation I told them I paid for insurance with kayak and they told me that third parties insurances don’t actually work and that I should get a refund from kayak The car was more expensive then listed on kayak by an extra $100 and the car was dirty when they brought it to me. Chips everywhere
6.0 Good5 Dec 2021
car smelled like cigarette smoke
9.6 Excellent9 Sep 2020
The gal that escorted us to our vehicle was excellent. Made a nice upgrade gesture that significantly enhanced our trip.I should have been told during my order placement that u were offering a 3rd party insurance company where u would have required me to use my deductible...then “I” would have to get reimbursed from the insurance company. Sneaky!
9.6 Excellent3 Aug 2020
The renting process at both airports and the car were great.The website and confirmation. Other than going into the Kayak System, I had no email confirmation about my rental. So I was nervous that the reservation did not truly exist. It did, but without some confirmation, it was difficult. I would also like it if there were notifications sent the day before confirming the reservation and what to expect.
7.2 Good22 Jul 2020
Staff was very helpful and check in was super speedy. Vehicle was very clean and well outfitted.Due to Covid the rental offices of a number of rental agencies had been combined to a central location, a fact that was not relayed to myself or many renters as there was lots of confusion with folks picking up and dropping off vehicles. People should be advised to call their rental provider for updated information on new operating system.
9.2 Excellent5 Jul 2020
Inside of the car cleaner, dog hair all over
8.4 Excellent1 Jul 2020
Your staff was very nice and did the best they can do with all this Covid stuff going on. Returning was super easy and fast!Actually I really didn’t like my van. It was fine and it fit my family. I drive an suv at home so I would of preferred that but they are costly to rent. But all in all enterprise was great and I’ll use enterprise again. Thanks!☺️
Rated no. 6
Hertz
8.2 Excellent (45 reviews)
1 location in Raleigh-Durham Airport
Hertz
Locations in Raleigh-Durham Airport
  • 8.2
  • 8.3
  • 8
  • 8.1
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
6.0 Good5 May 2017
almost double charged for insuranceafter checking in to the car the desk lady tried to charge me 200 dollars for insurance. i had previously bought insurance on kayak. the desk lady said that they cannot see third party insurances. good thing i was paying attention after flying all day. also i forgot to fill the gas before drop off and they changed me 50 dollars for 1/4 tank of gas. that was my own fault but still not a pleasant experience.
8.0 Excellent4 May 2017
$50 for prefilled gas is rediculus when the rental filled up with $15.
10.0 Excellent3 May 2017
Shuttle there when I walked out, drove to the rental car office, checked in for my car, out in car within 15 minutes! Superior service and the best was choosing my own car from a row of 10 vehicles. Another awesome add on: Maps being provided on shuttle so, you could have handy to quickly glance while traveling.The entire process was seamless - great job, Hertz!
6.0 Good1 May 2017
It was nice being able to pick the car. However, there were only three cars available.When I picked up the car, the tire pressure light was lit. I checked the air in all tires, since I didn't know which tire it was! The next day, we had a flat! No spare! There was an inflation kit, but it works with the lighter/power port which was non functional! They were going to charge me over $80 for roadside assistance. Luckily, I have AAA. The tire was not able to be fixed, so I had to buy a tire! However, the manager of the Hertz did refund that cost.
9.2 Excellent22 Apr 2017
Easy, fast, efficientSmooth process. Good price.The car smelled like smoke. That was the only negative thing we experienced.
5.6 Okay20 Apr 2017
Costly 1 way trip!One way in this rental cost way more than my one way Flight!!!!! I paid $89 to fly in and $270 to drive back to the same destination. Pretty messed up!One way in this rental cost way more than my one way Flight!!!!! I paid $89 to fly in and $270 to drive back to the same destination. Pretty messed up!
9.6 Excellent18 Apr 2017
VWJetta rentalComfortable & economical vehicle which met our needs well. Pick-up and drop-off were quick and easy. Personnel were pleasant, helpful, and professional.Vibration in front end at 70 mph -- either alignment issue or a tire balancing problem -- made it less pleasant than it could have been.
10.0 Excellent14 Mar 2017
The car performed perfectly and it was the right size for a few friends and me.Nothing
2.0 Mediocre10 Mar 2017
Hidden fees, dishonest companySo called convenience when picking up, upcharged for services that I never used not agreed to, increased the cost 100 percent!Almost twice the cost in hidden fees, and rude, unknowledgable customer service when trying to resolve the issue. I'm very disappointed in quality and service.
3.6 Mediocre13 Feb 2017
--dirty car --very, very banged up car --service on both sides was unclear, disjointed
Rated no. 7
Avis
7.1 Good (62 reviews)
1 location in Raleigh-Durham Airport
Avis
Locations in Raleigh-Durham Airport
  • 7.5
  • 7.8
  • 6.9
  • 6.8
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre15 May 2022
Improve the pickup process ! Awful, over one hour in line to pick up the car.
10.0 Excellent16 Apr 2022
beautiful car and easy check in
8.0 Excellent3 Apr 2022
Very expensive
10.0 Excellent31 Jan 2022
Helpful to know where the nearest gas station to the airport was located. I had to go back 3 miles to gas up.
10.0 Excellent4 Jan 2022
There was a bit of a wait upon arrival to get the vehicle, however registering via the AVIS website saved me tons of time. So, when my turn came up, I was in the vehicle and on my way, rather quickly. I also think it is great that I was able to earn AA miles for the rental. The partnership is much appreciated.
2.0 Mediocre16 Nov 2021
Liked the fast drop off at dca. Car was one way and full of smoke. Even with all the windows down the smell was overpowering. We took multiple breaks to limit my pregnant wife's exposure. For a 120$ a day rental the vehicle was old, abused, and unclean.
2.0 Mediocre22 Oct 2021
According to Kayak the total was supposed to be under $300. We got to Avis and they charged us over $700
3.9 Mediocre17 Oct 2021
Had to wait over an hour to get vehicle at RDU. I am a female traveling alone. It started to rain heavily. Turned on the windshield wipers and the drivers side wiper was barely on the arm. Had to pull over 3 times to try and reattach. Then stopped for gas...the interior of fuel compartment was all cracked and moved when I put nozzle in. Pumped until it automatically stopped. Stopped pumping as concerned about the cracked and moving gas compartment. I was then charged for .6 gallons of gas!!! Told the guy about wiper when I dropped car off...he said the wrong wiper was on car. I could have gotten into an accident due to their negligence.
6.0 Good4 May 2021
While the drop off was east, I found that I was charged $6.99 for gas when I filled the gas rouhgly one mile from the drop off place. My mistake is I did not check the bill until I reached home. I feel cheated because I filled the carThe staff should be fair and inform the client that they find the tank not filled while we signed to fill and bring. Clean the car better both inside and outside. There was smell of smoke inside the car when I took it. I mentioned this to the security at the gate. He told me that this may be from the material used for the upholstery.
6.0 Good24 Apr 2021
They said the lot opened at 4 am. Waited until 4:20 am then had to walk to the terminal.
Rated no. 8
E-Z Rent-A-Car
7 Good (80 reviews)
1 location in Raleigh-Durham Airport
E-Z Rent-A-Car
Locations in Raleigh-Durham Airport
  • 7
  • 7.4
  • 6.7
  • 6.9
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent31 Jan 2020
Got a free upgrade, clean and smooth car rideNothing I can think off
6.0 Good24 Jan 2020
reserved a mini van when I got there they didn't have one
2.0 Mediocre29 Sep 2019
Wanted to charge a $20/day surcharge for mileage over 250
9.6 Excellent17 Jul 2019
The staff was friendly & helpfulI really had no problems
8.4 Excellent30 Apr 2019
The customer service rep was very friendly and gave me all the information I needed to get me on my way.The vehicle we were given was not the one I agreed to rent, but was a comparable substitute. The paint was a little scratched up, and could have been washed up.
9.6 Excellent18 Apr 2019
We were lucky to have rented an SUV that only had 24 miles on it. There was still plastic covering parts of the console. This was the first time I had driven this sort of vehicle. It had a ton of features and was super comfortable.It was difficult to find the car rental location and when I called it was hard to get ahold of someone to clarify directions. The agent was all by herself and couldn’t manage the desk and the phone by herself without effecting the quality of service, but she did the best she could and was great.
10.0 Excellent25 Mar 2019
staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Drop off was a breeze
10.0 Excellent20 Mar 2019
Great customer service and we really liked the Toyota Corolla rental car. Great experience and I would recommend.Everything went well.
4.4 Okay7 Feb 2019
The drop off was easy.I had no idea they had reserved a huge mini-van for one person, that was uncomfortable with horrible gas mileage. Lesson learned. I will not be booking through Kayk again!
8.4 Excellent1 Feb 2019
Drop off very easy, nice person there. Pick up, only one agent at a somewhat more busy time. Price good.A bit faster check in (pick up), but not a real problem.
Rated no. 9
Advantage
6.4 Good (64 reviews)
1 location in Raleigh-Durham Airport
Advantage
Locations in Raleigh-Durham Airport
  • 6.8
  • 6.7
  • 6.1
  • 6
  • 6.4
Recent reviews
4.4 Okay11 Dec 2019
Absolutely niothing!!! Shady salespeople, uncooperative salespeople when trying to remove expensive “extra’s after day 1 of four day rental. Rude salespeople (Janet) coward manager that would never come out of office to meet with me. Tried calling 1-800 phone number, uncooperative also, they told me I needed to go to rental site which I did—they wouldn’t take off extra’s unless I returned the car. The rental site told me to call 1-800 which would not help me...AWFUL service.Everything...
6.4 Good11 Sep 2019
The deal was great cheapest SUV we found to rent for ten days.Advantage charged way to much for extras or extra driver and double the price of normal insurance. Plus tried selling as a toll easy pass by misleading about tolls in NC. the car was not cleaned very well. Windshield wiper fluid ran out after first use
10.0 Excellent9 Sep 2019
Nice car, easy drop off and pick up. Very good value.You just have to ignore all the scary upsell stuff at the start since between your car insurance and credit card company pretty much all fees associated with a crash will be covered. It was a good value.
8.0 Excellent19 Aug 2019
It was early in the AM, but they were very professional and friendly.There was a veiled threat by the rental associate that the insurance we'd purchased through Kayak left us vulnerable, and that they'd bill us for any "days" our car was unavailable if it needed repair from an accident, and that the insurance we'd purchased most likely wouldn't cover that cost.
9.2 Excellent10 Jun 2019
They had only one shuttle van running to and from the airport, so it was the slowest option in terms of getting to the rental car place.
6.0 Good4 Jun 2019
The staff is friendly. George was extremely helpful and courteous.represent the real costs of rental online. Once on site I paid more on charges, fees and taxes then the actual vehicle rental. I also hold Kayak responsible.
7.6 Good6 May 2019
More frequent shuttles from RDU. Advantage send to have the longest wait of any company
4.8 Okay29 Apr 2019
Check in was great. Jorge was pleasant and professional.An earlier drop off in the morning would be wonderful. Customer service rep on the phone was a bit rude. "Looks like staying the night in the airport overnight is your only option ". Won't rent from advantage again.
7.6 Good29 Apr 2019
PricesAttitude sucked. They scheduled my reservation pickup for 11PM. I was very polite. But the lady at the front desk said she could not help me change that. She was SO annoyed. As soon as I asked for a supervisor she miraculously found a way. Unhelpful and unpleasant.
2.0 Mediocre10 Apr 2019
The staff was overall friendly.There were a minimum of small SUV's on the lot. At first I was told no one had returned one. Then I was told that ALL of them had mechanical issues. I knew it was because I had booked on KAYAK. This was the 2nd time this has happened at this rental agency when I booked with you.
Rated no. 10
Payless
6.4 Good (96 reviews)
1 location in Raleigh-Durham Airport
Payless
Locations in Raleigh-Durham Airport
  • 6.8
  • 6.7
  • 6.1
  • 6.1
  • 6.3
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre21 Feb 2022
Due to several flight changes by no fault of my own, I had to cancel my trip hours before I was to pick up the car. I tried desperately calling from the airport but the person could not find my Payless confirmation number in her system. It wasn't until the next day that I was able to call the Payless office and it was too late then. Please do penalize the Payless facility but I won't be using Kayak again with the no refund policy.
2.0 Mediocre17 Jan 2022
Did not rent as found 20 a day cheaper with the company website
10.0 Excellent14 Jan 2022
The counter person was friendly and the car was easy to find.
4.8 Okay13 Aug 2019
The agent at pickup was horrible. Unable to perform any task by herself. Poorly trained. The rental agency was supposed to have my car ready at 5 but got a car at six. 3 customers ahead of me and 3 customers behind me got their cars while my easy transaction went by the wayside. There is more but
6.0 Good29 Jul 2019
Good, clean carLonger wait than usual to get car. The representative tried to tack on an extra hour to increase charges. The rep sent me in the wrong direction to get the car, which when I ultimately found the car, it was boxed in between two other cars and another rep had to move a vehicle so that I could leave.
2.4 Mediocre25 Jul 2019
Manager credited me one day for being given an unclean car with no working radio and having poor customer service.I could have been credited more than one day for the major inconvenience that this experience caused.
7.6 Good17 Jun 2019
Pick-up staff didn't seem very excited to be at work and weren't super friendly. They got the job done, but all explanations were very fast and assumed we knew exactly what they were talking about. There was also a slight language barrier as English was a second language for the staff.More agents available would have sped up the process.
2.0 Mediocre21 May 2019
They would not let me rent a car because I did not have a credit card other than my Wells Fargo visa
4.4 Okay2 May 2019
Shuttle was convenient and staff was friendly. No long lines.The car sucked. Smelled like smoke stained seats car shifted so bad. Sputtered almost. Have rented way better cars for the price.
10.0 Excellent24 Jan 2019
Super friendly staff at pickup and drop off. Car was clean and drove well. Excellent price.No complaints at all.
Rated no. 11
National
6.1 Good (7 reviews)
1 location in Raleigh-Durham Airport
National
Locations in Raleigh-Durham Airport
  • 6.8
  • 6.8
  • 6
  • 5.7
  • 5.4
Recent reviews
5.2 Okay8 Apr 2019
Make it clearer what they consider suitable substitute vehicles. Provide onsite parking for personal vehicles.
8.0 Excellent31 May 2017
confusing dropoffThe car was great, the people were very nice.there were very limited instructions for dropoff procedures. I could not find clear instructions anywhere and there were no representatives available at the time of day I needed to return the vehicle.
10.0 Excellent7 Mar 2017
Great service at NarionalFast, courteous serviceNothing
2.0 Mediocre1 Dec 2016
HORRIFIC EXPERIENCEI had an absolutely awful experience. It was honestly so bad that I can't bring myself to write it again. Let's just say the customer service was completely unhelpful, I was misinformed multiple times and had to spend an additional $1000. I will absolutely NEVER rent from national again, no matter what deal they offer, just on principle.Company policy, customer service.
6.4 Good15 Sep 2016
Car was available and service was quick.Price was almost $100 more than quoted online. Were not told of the highway tax in NC.
Advance Car And Truck Rental
1 location in Raleigh-Durham Airport
Advance Car And Truck Rental
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Easirent
1 location in Raleigh-Durham Airport
Easirent
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Europcar
1 location in Raleigh-Durham Airport
Europcar
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keddy by Europcar
1 location in Raleigh-Durham Airport
keddy by Europcar
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Sunnycars
1 location in Raleigh-Durham Airport
Sunnycars
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1246 travellers who rented a car in Raleigh-Durham Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

Car rental locations at Raleigh-Durham Airport

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Most popular car type

Economy

Top tips for renting a car at Raleigh-Durham Airport

  • If you get a Raleigh-Durham Airport (RDU) car rental for road trips or long-distance journeys, it would be helpful to have another driver share the driving with you. Most car rental providers at Raleigh-Durham impose an extra charge to register an additional driver. However, other on-site car rental agencies provide free additional drivers registration for renters' spouses and immediate family members. Nevertheless, additional drivers must meet similar rental requirements as the primary renter, including age and driver's license requirements.
  • Although public transit is available from the airport, consider getting a car rental at Raleigh-Durham Airport. Traveling on public transportation can be frustrating and inconvenient, considering the rigid schedule and delays. With a Raleigh-Durham car rental, you have the flexibility to explore the region at your convenience and explore hidden gems in the city. It's a great way to avoid the regular tourist traps, enabling you to feel and live like a local and discover locations that pique your interest. The airport features various rental providers offering you diverse options to choose from.
  • When dropping off your car rental at Raleigh-Durham Airport, plan your route and allow enough time for the journey. It will save you the additional charges you may incur for late returns. If your rental provider operates on a full-to-full fuel policy, fill up your gas tank at gas stations near the airport. Once you park at the drop-off area, take photos of the car, including the fuel indicator, to avoid unexpected additional charges.
  • Picking up or dropping off your car rental at Raleigh-Durham Airport is not easy during peak time. You will have to deal with heavy traffic congestion during the peak hours, especially on both ends of the I-40, the main highway connecting the airport to Raleigh and Durham city centers. The rush hour on this highway starts in the morning when people are headed to work. Also, there is heavy traffic in the evening when people are commuting home.
  • Book your rental car at Raleigh-Durham Airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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