Car rental at State College University Park Airport

Car rental at State College University Park Airport

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State College, PA, United States - University Park
21 Aug — 28 Aug
Same drop-off
State College, PA, United States - University Park
Sun 21/8
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Sun 28/8
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Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8.3 Excellent (47 reviews)
1 location in State College University Park Airport
Alamo
Locations in State College University Park Airport
  • 8.3
  • 8.5
  • 8.4
  • 8.3
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2 Jun 2022
You guys forgot to mention all of the hidden fees I’ll have to pay and it ended up being almost double the cost you guys “estimated”. Maybe try getting the actual value of the car next time.
1.9 Horrible15 Oct 2021
First, you need to fire the male worker at the State College Airport (Alamo section). He was like so rude.........
8.0 Excellent5 Oct 2020
Car was ready for pick up in State College and drop off was easy in KentuckyThe mileage must have been logged incorrectly at the pick up location because at drop off, it said we had driven over 5,000 miles! Good think we got unlimited miles with the rental!
2.0 Mediocre28 Sep 2020
NothingI went all the way to the airport so they tell me ‘we are out of cars come back tomorrow, and when i asked what will guarantee that i will find one tomorrow he replies “because am telling you” such an unprofessional treatment.
2.0 Mediocre15 Sep 2020
Called me 30 minutes before I needed the car and said they did not have one available.
7.6 Good3 Aug 2020
The agent at pickup was very helpful and friendly, even though I had to wait quite a while as he was the only one there. He was very nice.
8.0 Excellent24 Apr 2020
This reservation was cancelled due to the Pandemic.
6.0 Good30 Jun 2019
the pricethe service
9.2 Excellent3 Apr 2018
Excellent car and easy rentalThey didn’t understand the insurances that I bought with Kayak
10.0 Excellent21 Dec 2017
Good vehicle and service from pickup to dropoff
Rated no. 2
Payless
8.5 Excellent (18 reviews)
1 location in State College University Park Airport
Payless
Locations in State College University Park Airport
  • 8.2
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre17 May 2021
Car had no registration sticker and an expired inspection. I was pulled over 45 minutes into the trip because of it. When I handed the officer my rental agreement from the passenger seat, I realized it was the former renter’s agreement, not mine. This means they either did not clean the car at all or did a very poor job of it. The officer let me go once they saw it was a rental, but Payless refused to refund any part of my booking for the unclean vehicle, poor customer service, or the non-inspected car.
10.0 Excellent8 Dec 2020
very much appreciated the young lady who helped me get acquainted with the vehicle.the drop off lot was at the other end of the terminal, which made walking with bags and a mask on, a little tiring. maybe the drop off lot could be closer to the rental office?
10.0 Excellent8 Aug 2019
Friendly, quick, easy to locate vehicle, nice SUV, overall a great experience.
9.2 Excellent26 Nov 2018
Easy, courteous checkout, good value, made it easy to extend rental by a few days.Something sticky had spilled in the cup holder and was not cleaned up.
7.6 Good16 May 2018
Pickup/dropo convenient.Full sized car barely fit two suitcases.
10.0 Excellent8 May 2017
Price
2.0 Mediocre2 Nov 2016
Very poor service No customer skillsnothing to likeMade reservation online went to pick it up employee said we don't have any cars to rent. He didn't even try to look for one. Was on his phone all time playing games. Horrible experience I had
9.2 Excellent12 Sep 2016
Car was in good condition, neat and clean.Car had a distinct smell of cigarette smoke
7.6 Good9 Aug 2016
Car was great on gas and was comfotableWas not clean
Rated no. 3
Avis
8.1 Excellent (26 reviews)
1 location in State College University Park Airport
Avis
Locations in State College University Park Airport
  • 7.8
  • 8.3
  • 8.2
  • 8
  • 8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent29 Jun 2022
We had a Buick envision which was extremely comfortable with many features including navigation. Great vehicle!
10.0 Excellent18 May 2022
Everything was fine.
10.0 Excellent14 May 2022
Easy to work with on both ends of the process.
6.0 Good12 Apr 2022
Car was smoky, even had a brand new pack of cigarettes someone left inside between the seats. Tires were not inflated, and the car had multiple service warnings. Drop off was sketchy, and still haven’t received receipt.
10.0 Excellent6 Apr 2022
Good car, great help
10.0 Excellent24 Jan 2022
Friendly staff and free upgrade from full size sedan to 4WD SUV
10.0 Excellent24 Nov 2021
Service at the registry was excellent, very useful and friendly. Cleanliness in the car was not that good, interiors in the back had some dry mud and the backseats weren’t full clean also.
4.8 Okay31 Jul 2019
Staff was friendlyTires were not inflated, staff dis not check state of the rental with me before leaving lot, and vehicle was not similar to that which i chose (i chose a kia soul or similar and received a nissan frontier pickup truck)
7.6 Good8 Apr 2019
When you get the gas option where they fill up the car, you are required to pay for a full take, even though you only use half or less. A rip off.
8.0 Excellent22 Aug 2018
Nice car, very comfortableIt wasn't super clean lots of spots on the seats front in back
Rated no. 4
Enterprise
8 Excellent (21 reviews)
1 location in State College University Park Airport
Enterprise
Locations in State College University Park Airport
  • 8
  • 8.1
  • 8
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
6.0 Good15 Mar 2021
Better signage to the drop off spot and more parking over there
2.0 Mediocre8 Jul 2020
NothingWe made a reservation weeks in advance. 3 days prior to our trip I called the location to be sure all was well. The recorded message said hours were till 11PM. When we arrived at about 5:10PM, the desk was empty. Location closed. Called the customer service (JOKE) number. Out of luck. No customer service at Enterprise! Lesson learned.
10.0 Excellent8 Dec 2019
Friendly staff at pick up and drop off. No hassles at either end of the rental transactions.
9.2 Excellent28 Apr 2019
Staff
8.8 Excellent28 Dec 2018
Easy, but Unclear!Easy drop-off!But unclear as to how to drop off. Eventually found the key drop off.
2.0 Mediocre2 Jan 2018
Location closedMy reservation was for 3pm. Due to travel delays I arrived to pick up my rental at 3:15pm. The office was closed and no other cars were available. I had to travel to harrisburg, PA another 2 hours to get a rental car.
10.0 Excellent2 Dec 2016
lovely staff in downtown cleveland location
Rated no. 5
Hertz
6.7 Good (20 reviews)
1 location in State College University Park Airport
Hertz
Locations in State College University Park Airport
  • 6.9
  • 6.7
  • 6.9
  • 6.9
  • 6.3
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre8 Jul 2020
Nothing...never was so disappointed in my whole lifeBooth was closed , sign said somebody would be there to see me , after 45 minutes I left
10.0 Excellent17 Feb 2020
Staff what is friendly and efficient. Pick up and drop off was easy.I rented an SUV and dropped it off with a full tank two days later. It was a simple transaction and went according to plan.
9.6 Excellent29 Dec 2017
Service was prompt, courteous
2.0 Mediocre12 Jun 2017
Hertz is the worst?I showed up for my reservation and they didnt have a car for me.... worse, they couldn't issue a refund at the desk. Instead, I had to call Hertz corporate, which was a nightmare.
4.0 Okay21 May 2017
The car was not ready when we showed up, and the car was a smaller size than what we reserved. It was a one-way rental, and I was told at my destination that they had never seen a contract like the one I had been issued. It took 24 hours to resolve it.
4.8 Okay16 May 2017
Rental fee raised 4 timesCar types were sufficientThe rental fee showed on kayak was 80+ for two days, but I was charged for 320+ when I rent the car at Hertz in the state college airport. I was surprised but the Hertz staffs kept telling me that the fee was for tax blablabla... And I was too tired to bargain.
3.6 Mediocre10 May 2016
long lines to drop the keys and contract. and the contract was not on the computer. We had to call the other day to inform at what time we drop the car. They put the burden of inform on us, after we already returned the car. Worst experience ever
4.4 Okay6 Mar 2016
easy to return
9.6 Excellent26 Dec 2015
Would rent a car from them againWe rented it through my girlfriend's debit card, and the amount that they put a hold on was released a few days later as promised. Pickup and dropoff were smooth, the car was very clean and the representatives were friendly except for the dropoff lady.The lady who accepted the car at the drop off at JFK wasn't the nicest as she asked us what the scratch on the right side of the car was all about in a judgmental way. It had been there all along and it was even marked on the car figure that was attached to the keychain. After a long trip I would have expected to see a nicer greeting from a Hertz employee.
Rated no. 6
Budget
6.6 Good (15 reviews)
1 location in State College University Park Airport
Budget
Locations in State College University Park Airport
  • 6.5
  • 7.4
  • 6.7
  • 6.9
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre1 Aug 2022
The vehicle was not in road-ready condition as I had to fill up the tires with air twice and had to have the oil checked as a warning light was on from the start.
6.0 Good21 Dec 2021
Wanted a Camry. Got a Chevy Trek. Not impressed. It needed shocks.
1.9 Horrible12 Jul 2021
Would never rent here again.
6.0 Good27 Oct 2020
Informed by agent at University Park Airport as to 29 minute grace period
10.0 Excellent29 Aug 2020
Easy. 5 stars.
4.8 Okay29 Oct 2019
The car was very durty....everything else was ok..
7.2 Good31 Aug 2019
Price.First car we got into smelt so much like cigarettes we had to go back to agent and get another car that was far away.
5.2 Okay15 Jul 2018
Very quick pickup and drop-off.Car was very dirty upon pickup.
6.0 Good8 Mar 2017
QuickDid not have small er cars
Rated no. 7
National
6 Good (4 reviews)
1 location in State College University Park Airport
National
Locations in State College University Park Airport
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6.5
  • 5.5
Recent reviews
7.6 Good15 Feb 2016
Generally a good experienceFairly priced, new cars.They apparently were having staffing issues and they had to give me the car without it being vacuumed. That said I relate since I own a business as well and they offered a very fair accommodation.
10.0 Excellent31 Jan 2016
Pretty fastI am still waiting for my final receipt....
Easirent
1 location in State College University Park Airport
Easirent
Locations in State College University Park Airport
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Sunnycars
1 location in State College University Park Airport
Sunnycars
Locations in State College University Park Airport
Recent reviews
151 travellers who rented a car in State College University Park Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.8

Car rental locations at State College University Park Airport

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Top tips for renting a car at State College University Park Airport

  • University Park Airport is a small airport serving State College in central Pennsylvania. Car rental at State College University Park Airport has a variety of options for travelers. This includes economy and luxury rentals, and everything in-between. You can also request special features by contacting the rental agent after booking through KAYAK. Things like GPS, 4x4, and hybrid vehicles may not come standard but could be available upon request.
  • State College is home to The Pennsylvania State College, or Penn State, home of the Nittany Lions. The airport rental area is about 15-20min by car from the college campus. If you're trying to rent a car in person you're probably going to be in luck, as wait times are usually non-existent at this small airport. Be aware that major annual school activities may cause traffic to swell at the airport and on the roads as students, parents, staff, and faculty come and go, so plan your rental accordingly.
  • If you're flying into town and plan on moving into a new place, consider renting a vehicle to help with the move. Car rental at State College University Park Airport has booking options for trucks and SUVs that could prove helpful moving larger items like furniture. Book through KAYAK ahead of time to compare your options. While we can't find people to help you move your stuff, we can help find you a sweet deal on a rental. Try buying them pizza, that usually helps.
  • Winters in State College can be rough so consider things like snow tires, chains, or 4WD when renting a vehicle during the colder months of the year. While many students leave for the holidays, others that live in nearby places like Pittsburgh or Philadelphia may want to rent a car and drive somewhere closer for a visit. It's best to be prepared for dangerous road conditions when renting a vehicle in a place known for snow like the state of Pennsylvania.
  • Book your rental car at State College University Park Airport at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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