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Burlington, VT, United States28 Oct — 4 Nov
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Burlington, VT, United States
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Burlington car hire information

Pick-up locationBurlington
Hire locations3
Airport locations3

Burlington car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Best rated
8.3 Excellent (57 reviews)
1 location in Burlington
Locations in Burlington
1700 Williston Rd+1 877 283 0898
Monday04:30 - 23:59
Tuesday04:30 - 23:59
Wednesday04:30 - 23:59
Thursday04:30 - 23:59
Friday04:30 - 23:59
Saturday04:30 - 23:59
Sunday04:30 - 23:59
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Recent reviews
6.4 Good9 Feb 2018
Pros: Thrifty seems willing to refund me the insurance if I send them proof of payment.Cons: I had already purchased insurance through carrentals.com and then was billed for it again on the rental. I asked for snowtires and was told they didn't have any. They driving at this time was very treacherous without snow tires.
10.0 Excellent30 Sep 2017
10.0 Excellent4 Jun 2017
Pros: Vehicle was just what we ordered. Service was great and price was the best.
10.0 Excellent3 Apr 2017
Pros: Staff were really friendly and helpful
10.0 Excellent30 Mar 2017
Highly satisfiedPros: The staff were all extremely friendly, the shuttle was prompt and the car was exactly what I needed at a very reasonable price.Cons: My only suggestion would be to be more clear on how to reach the business from the airport. I had to go to another business' rental counter to ask so they could call the shuttle for me. The shuttle arrived quickly after that.
10.0 Excellent25 Mar 2017
Pros: Friendly staff and quick pickup am Bd drop off
4.0 Okay5 Mar 2017
There's a Reason for the Name ThriftyPros: We got that van switched before something unsafe happened. Tha van had tires that were so worn that wires were exposed. The company reduced the rental rate without a hassle.
10.0 Excellent25 Feb 2017
Pros: I had to change my car and it was super easy.
2.0 Mediocre14 Feb 2017
Cons: The car was old. The key fob did not operate properly -- I could not lock the car on several occasions. The windshield wipers were old and did not clean the windshield -- a major problem since it was snowing most of the time we had the rental. The car heater could not be adjusted properly. And worst of all, the car was unable to climb a hill leading to a ski resort one afternoon, because it lacked snow tires or four-wheel drive. In short, we hated this car and deeply resented the carelessness of the Thrifty office. One more thing, like icing on a rancid cake, they took 40 minutes to pick us up at the airport when we landed, though their office was 5 minutes away. STAY AWAY FROM THIS BUSINESS.
10.0 Excellent25 Nov 2016
Friendly, fast and easyPros: Airport shuttle picked me I and stopped me off with no wait time, and staff were super nice.
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From £25/dayRated no. 2
Cheapest deal
8.3 Excellent (41 reviews)
1 location in Burlington
Locations in Burlington
1200 Airport Drive Ste # 3+1 802 865 4080
Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
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Recent reviews
9.6 Excellent10 Aug 2020
Cons: Shuttle to PEASE Airport..
9.6 Excellent20 Jul 2020
Pros: Staff was friendly, very knowledgeable, helping me make decisions based on my needs, and was aware of the need to be safe during my travel.
8.4 Excellent6 Aug 2019
Pros: Easy pick up and drop off. Friendly Staff.Cons: Final bill has some surprise misc charges and I am having trouble finding a person to help to explain and reverse.
9.2 Excellent30 Jul 2019
Pros: The pick up counter person in Burlington was lovely.Cons: The cost was high.
8.4 Excellent13 Aug 2018
Pros: Easy to get in and out of the airport in VT Pleased with the car.Cons: The salesman did not tell us where to pick up the car so we ended up wandering a bit before figuring out where we had to go.
10.0 Excellent29 Apr 2018
Pros: Everything was great! On the phone and in person, the gentleman at the Hertz counter at BTV was friendly and very helpful. Thank you.
8.0 Excellent19 Nov 2017
Watch what Kayak rents youPros: Even though I clicked Sentra or the like size sedan, Kayak confirmation email said Chevy Spak which are not nearly the same size. Hertz did what they could and I ended up in a Yaris. Still not as big as a Sentra.
6.8 Good30 Sep 2017
First, they tried to give me a car with cracked windshield and missingPros: When I came back to tell them about first car, they switched it out without a problem.
2.0 Mediocre10 Sep 2017
Cons: They didn't have the vehicle I had reserved and I had to go to another car rental agency to get a different car ... I want my money back.
10.0 Excellent19 Jul 2017
Great counter customer servicePros: I liked that someone didn't hover over me when I checked the car out and in. I like that they trusted me. I really like the fact that I didn't have to stress about filling up car. And really liked the fact that Hertz didn't try to make money off of gas. In fact they charged me less than what I could buy it for. That alone will make me use Hertz again.Cons: It would be nice to have a map like the olden days, and a pen if asked to write down mileage
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From £32/dayRated no. 3
Most popular
8.2 Excellent (27 reviews)
1 location in Burlington
Locations in Burlington
1200 Airport Drive+1 866 434 2226
Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
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Recent reviews
4.0 Okay15 Oct 2020
Cons: I was charged extra fees at pick-up that I was NOT made aware of. I would have never rented from here if I knew I would end up paying DOUBLE the offered amount. The woman who tried to explain on customer service was rude. The car smelled like cigarette smoke.
8.8 Excellent25 Jan 2020
Cons: The windshield wipers were not robust enough to handle Vermont. I had to pull off the highway and thump them a few times to clear the salt spray from the windshield.
10.0 Excellent29 Dec 2019
Pros: The pick up and drop off lady was so nice. The counter is very accessible and it was very organizedCons: Nothing. It was perfect
4.8 Okay19 Nov 2019
Pros: The gentleman at the counter I dealt with was very pleasantCons: I paid for an SUV and was given a Toyota Corolla. When I called Dollar, I was given the run around. Mind you I rented this car in Vermont, in a snowstorm with summer tires on the vehicle.
9.6 Excellent20 Oct 2019
Cons: A more clear explanation of overtime charges. 2 different. Rental persons was unable to quote me A number for late return
10.0 Excellent10 May 2019
Pros: Staff at Hertz/Dollar were excellent.Cons: Nothing
5.2 Okay5 May 2019
Cons: There was no one at the Dollar Rental car counter and maybe no one.m at the airport working for dollar rental car. Also, I had the car for less than 10 hours and the car was 70 bucks. Felt overpriced.
10.0 Excellent10 Oct 2018
Pros: Ease of the transaction - it was seamless!Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent8 Oct 2018
Great car and quick servicePros: I really enjoyed the car, it was very nice and handled well. Both for city roads and some country side. The service was quick and customer service friendly.Cons: A little confusion around Dollar rental being the same as Hertz.
10.0 Excellent20 Sep 2018
As PromisedPros: The office was out of the size I reserved and I was immediately upgraded to the next size. The check in and check out were handled with complete professionalism.Cons: Everything went as planned - there are no negatives!
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125 travellers who hired a car in Burlington gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.3

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When to book a car hire in Burlington

Top tips for hiring a car in Burlington

  • Burlington sits on the eastern side of Lake Champlain and is your gateway to an extensive list of outdoor activities that include hiking, kayaking, trail riding, skiing, and bouldering. Deciding to rent a car during your time in Burlington will prove to be fruitful, as the stunning Mount Mansfield State Forest and lakeside landscapes are begging to be explored. Having access to a car provides you with the most flexibility to pursue the activities you want to do, regardless of their location and remoteness.
  • Burlington International Airport is located just over three miles from the downtown district, meaning you can find yourself at the trendiest bars and restaurants in town just minutes after getting off your flight. Use KAYAK to browse the best deals from an extensive list of hire agencies available at Burlington International Airport, all of which have counters located on the main floor of the arrival terminal, next to the baggage claim area.
  • The glorious hills and crisp northern climate makes Burlington an ideal area for cyclists. It is important while driving to be respectful to those you share the road with, providing extra caution if there is not a separated bike lane. Be mindful that, while it is usually legal to turn right on a red light, if a red arrow is indicated you must not turn until you have a green arrow.
  • Rush hour is a largely foreign concept to those who live in Burlington. While roads can experience increased traffic during the peak summer holiday period, allowing a few extra minutes to reach your destination is all that is necessary. Due to the beautiful parklands and mountains that surround the area, Burlington is known to have lots of falling leaves during the fall season. Be careful when driving if leaves are present on the roads, as they can reduce braking effectiveness.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Burlington for £34 or less
  • Book your car hire in Burlington at least 3 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hires in Burlington are around 37% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Burlington

  • Some car hire companies in Burlington which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Alamo, Dollar and Budget

  • On average a car hire in Burlington costs £38 per day.

  • Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Burlington.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Burlington are Hertz (8.3, 50 reviews), and Thrifty (8.0, 61 reviews).

  • Car hire companies onsite at Burlington airport include Dollar and Hertz.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Burlington airport to off-airport locations include Alamo, Dollar, Budget, Enterprise, National, Avis and Hertz.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Economy car hire in Burlington costs £29 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in Burlington costs £37 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car hire in Burlington costs £45 per day, on average.

  • In Burlington, cars are most frequently hired at Budget 1200 Airport Drive (3 miles from city centre).

  • On average hiring a car in Burlington costs £264 per week (£38 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Burlington costs £1,132 per month (£38 per day).