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Burlington, VT, United States
29 Oct — 5 Nov
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Burlington, VT, United States
Fri 29/10
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Fri 5/11
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Burlington car hire information

Pick-up locationBurlington
Hire locations3
Airport locations3

Burlington car hire reviews and directory

From £32/dayRated no. 1
Alamo
Most popular
Best rated
8.5 Excellent (103 reviews)
1 location in Burlington
Alamo
Locations in Burlington
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.4
  • 8.5
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent21 Oct 2021
Vehicle was ready and was the vehicle we expected and wanted. Vehicle worked well, and we traveled more than 1000 miles with no issue. Downside was long lines for pickup and very limited Alamo locations for return in the Northeast part of the US.
5.9 Okay1 Oct 2021
Really wanted and needed a car. The truck was not a real practical option, but no cars available at the time of booking, and quite expensive when we arrived.
7.2 Good14 Sep 2020
I noticed at pick up that the wheel cover was missing. I took a pic as suggested by the attendant, if I found any issues with it. When I arrived at my destination, I was asked if I had a flat tire along the way. I told him no that the wheel cover was missing when I picked it up. He told me that I was driving with a donut. I was shocked as it didn't appear smaller than the other tires and I had driven for 4 hours and 260 miles at top speeds of 75 mph. I have no idea if there was another spare in the trunk, the flat tire, or nothing. Fortunately nothing happened, but could have been ugly and never should have been rented out in that condition.
6.4 Good13 Sep 2020
Easy to pick up and easy to dropThe car smelled like cigarettes. Very smoky and had to drive with the windows cracked.
10.0 Excellent4 Apr 2020
Yes everything went well, drop off was really easy.Satellite radio would of been nice but I’m not complaining for the price of the rental.
7.6 Good3 Jan 2020
Staff very friendly, pick up easy, convenient location, no line.Car was a bit dirtier than I had expected, coffee stains on ceiling that I didn't notice until later. Nobody in garage during pickup or dropoff, but as long as they don't charge me for someone else's mess, I'm ok with that.
10.0 Excellent9 Dec 2019
It was great. Thanks!
7.6 Good4 Dec 2019
No snow brush.
6.0 Good18 Nov 2019
The truck did not have snow tires and we almost got stuck once.
10.0 Excellent8 Oct 2019
We got upgraded to a nicer car
From £32/dayRated no. 2
Enterprise
8.9 Excellent (41 reviews)
2 locations in Burlington
Enterprise
Locations in Burlington
  • 9.1
  • 9
  • 9
  • 8.8
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent26 Jul 2021
The enterprise desk staff was terrific, and the whole experience was easy and affordable!
10.0 Excellent1 Jul 2021
everythingNothing
10.0 Excellent26 Jun 2021
Staff was friendly, efficient, and very helpful. I will use Enterprise again based on the staff alone,
10.0 Excellent1 Feb 2021
Awesome staffBest customer service, outstanding
10.0 Excellent21 Apr 2020
Lady behind the counter was super friendly considering the Covid-19 changes in effectThis has nothing to do with the rental company, just the location... the airport has limited access, only one door is unlocked to enter, just made for a lot of extra walking
10.0 Excellent2 Oct 2019
We reserved a van from the airport but was able to pick up right at the local Williston Road Enterprise for the same price. This location was easier for us as we were able to leave our smaller car there while away. Great price! I called this location a couple of times and employees were helpful.
7.6 Good23 Jan 2019
Pick-up and drop-off were super easy.With terrible snowy weather forecasted, it would have been helpful to have had the option to get a car with snow tires. The car did fine but some conditions were very slippery.
10.0 Excellent29 Oct 2018
Very Responsive!Service is immediate and friendly. This company makes renting a car so easy!
8.8 Excellent16 Mar 2018
Very fast and easy drop off.
4.0 Okay23 Dec 2017
Excellent service with a super easy drop offA bit of a trek to go from the car to the return window instead of having staff in the parking lot to greet you, but it’s a small airport so I get it.
From £33/dayRated no. 3
Avis
8.6 Excellent (42 reviews)
1 location in Burlington
Avis
Locations in Burlington
  • 9
  • 8.7
  • 8.4
  • 8.5
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible4 Oct 2021
They could have kept the reservation Showed up to be told no cars were at that airport. No options were offered! Ridiculous!!
10.0 Excellent23 Sep 2021
Great staff. Easy in and out.
10.0 Excellent19 Jul 2021
Super easy..the best
8.0 Excellent7 Jun 2021
The company staff was very personable.The size/type of car got changed when I booked the rental, going from a mid-size to a compact. The car I ended up getting wasn't tall enough while sitting down--crooked neck all while driving.
10.0 Excellent24 May 2020
Ease of reserving and pick up was just as efficient.nothing comes to mind
10.0 Excellent6 Jul 2018
Normal returnIt was fine.It was fine.
8.0 Excellent30 Apr 2018
Ease of return. Friendly staff.
5.6 Okay19 Nov 2017
Please make it more challenging and time consumingThe woman at the counter spoke very good English.You must drive into a garage where there is only a small sign posted, that applies to all car rental companies, which you must stop and read, and it is on a curve where cars are blindly coming around and you must stop, block traffic, and read the four steps of 1) parking the car in the appropriate area, 2) cleaning it out, 3) writing down the mileage and 4) locking it, noting the number of your space, and returning the keys to the rental counter. What it doesn't say is 1) your parking space is far away 2) the rental counter is across the street in the main terminal downstairs on the other end 3) the escalators don't work and 4) have fun waiting in line to turn in all this information you are supposed to provide.
6.4 Good16 Aug 2017
The rental policies were a bit unclear, and we wound up paying ~$150 more than we expected to.
7.6 Good7 Aug 2017
- Quick and easy - Good price (note there may be fees on top)- Couldn't change the pick up and drop off times to be true without changing the price and adding $200 - Returning the car was kind of confusing - Charged for fees I didn't know existed (late drop off, not driving enough miles, etc)
Rated no. 4
Thrifty
8.3 Excellent (57 reviews)
1 location in Burlington
Thrifty
Locations in Burlington
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
  • 8.1
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
6.4 Good9 Feb 2018
Thrifty seems willing to refund me the insurance if I send them proof of payment.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
GREAT SERVICE
10.0 Excellent4 Jun 2017
Vehicle was just what we ordered. Service was great and price was the best.
10.0 Excellent3 Apr 2017
Staff were really friendly and helpful
10.0 Excellent30 Mar 2017
Highly satisfiedThe staff were all extremely friendly, the shuttle was prompt and the car was exactly what I needed at a very reasonable price.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
Friendly staff and quick pickup am Bd drop off
4.0 Okay5 Mar 2017
There's a Reason for the Name ThriftyWe 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
I had to change my car and it was super easy.
2.0 Mediocre14 Feb 2017
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 easyAirport shuttle picked me I and stopped me off with no wait time, and staff were super nice.
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From £24/dayRated no. 5
Hertz
Cheapest deal
8.2 Excellent (61 reviews)
1 location in Burlington
Hertz
Locations in Burlington
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
  • 8.3
  • 8.2
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
7.9 Good25 Aug 2021
Staff was very friendly and check in was easy.
3.9 Mediocre25 Aug 2021
We were given a dented car. Lighting in the garage was poor. The line to get the car was long.
10.0 Excellent17 Aug 2021
Friendly and efficient staff when picking up. Car windows smeared and dirty / get a waffle towel to wipe windows for no more streaks , it is that easy.
3.9 Mediocre26 Jul 2021
There was no one at the desk when I arrived (they were cleaning cars). My phone was not working, so I had to ask someone from another agency to call for me. Once the agent arrived, he was very good and quite pleasant. To get to Boston from Burlington, I had no reasonable options. With routes closed, I would have had to deal with 15+ hour trips by train or bus with ridiculous routes. I can't help but think car rental agencies are taking advantage of the situation by price gouging. Plus, they do not seem to have either the ability or desire to respond to the need with more cars and agents. The side mirrors on my car could not be adjusted from inside, and the de-fogging fans were not effective resulting in a stressful and dangerous drive to Boston. The drop-off procedure was quite easy, but there needs to be more clarity about what to do. After a late-night, it was not easy for me to get the car returned by 10 am, but I did it.
10.0 Excellent22 Jul 2021
Staff were extremely friendly and polite.
6.0 Good19 Jun 2021
Staff at pickup and drop off were very good.Location of pickup at Burlington needs improvement and more specific. Example: I was confused at pickup location because nothing specifically stated “pickup desk is inside airport”. I drove around the airport several times but could only see signs for “drop off” but nothing to tell you where to go for the paperwork to pick up your rental car.
8.0 Excellent13 Jun 2021
Staff was great. Pick up and drop off was great.The Nissan I rented it was so uncomfortable for any trip longer than half an hour. Never would recommend that car for anyone
10.0 Excellent17 May 2021
UpgradeDrop off key box at the rental return area instead of having to go into the building to return the key
2.0 Mediocre16 May 2021
It was great on the Burlington, VT end. The worst at the New Bern, NC endGot to New Bern, NC to return the car and no attendant could be found. Waited almost an hour and no one showed at the counter nor did they answer phone when I tried that. Left key and car. Receipt emailed me charged different rates than quoted thru Hertz on paperwork when car picked up. Tried calling Hertz and couldn’t get a person. Will call Credit card company to negate charges.
10.0 Excellent8 May 2021
The service was great, so easyNothing
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From £32/dayRated no. 6
Budget
8 Excellent (73 reviews)
1 location in Burlington
Budget
Locations in Burlington
  • 8.3
  • 8.2
  • 7.9
  • 7.8
  • 8
Recent reviews
3.9 Mediocre15 Oct 2021
Friendly helpful staff
10.0 Excellent5 Oct 2021
When my flight was changed to two hours later, Budget wouldnt talk to me, said I needed to talk to Hotwire who I got my deal from. When I called them they said nothing they could do? They said budget would give away my car? I took a chance and got there late, but my car was there. SHEW! I will always reserve directly from the rental car company from now on, even if it costs a little more.
7.9 Good12 Jul 2021
The pick-up was great. The vehicle itself was very clean, fairly comfortable and all-in-all did the job! The drop off was the issue, as there was no Budget person to great or help us. We did not know that we simply had to park in any one of the Budget spaces and then go up to the Rental counter to drop off the key. Other wise, very good.
2.0 Mediocre6 Jul 2021
we got a car that was able to get us from A to Breserved an infant car seat, upon arrival we were told “not gonna happen” before some phone calls were made and a seat was found for us. car smelled like smoke and was in major need of a wheel alignment, and drop off instructions were not clear
2.0 Mediocre20 Jun 2021
They were out of my reserved vehicle class despite extra efforts on my part to ensure that my rental would be available and Budget would be open. I was then overcharged for a lesser class of vehicle that Budget somehow considered in the same class as what I reserved, despite clearly not being an SUV or higher end car.
10.0 Excellent20 May 2021
Staff at BTV was excellentHate how much a one way car rental costs as compared to a normal rental.
7.2 Good19 Jul 2020
Pickup was not good since the desk closed at 4 and our flight arrived at 6:30. We were forced to spend a night in the only hotel that would take us due to the quarantine of outside visitors to Vermont. The hotel bent the rules to let us stay, otherwise we would not have had a place to stay to pick up the car next morning. I should note that all the other rental desks were open when we arrived.The desk could have been staffed until the last arrival.
2.0 Mediocre24 Jun 2020
I got to the counter and there was a sign there letting me know that nobody will be there till 3 PM in the afternoon, my rental was reserved for 1 PM
10.0 Excellent15 Apr 2020
I want to command the staff member at the Burlington Airport Budget rental agency, who waited for me to arrive from my late flight to complete my rental. I was the only passenger she was waiting for, I very much appreciate her kindness and very pleasant demeanor despite keeping her away from her family for me. I do not know her name, but that picked up my rental at around 10:30 PM on April 8, 2020 from Burlington, Vermont Airport.Nothing.
7.2 Good1 Oct 2019
No vehicle was available for pickup. Had to come back next day.
From £30/dayRated no. 7
Dollar
7.9 Good (38 reviews)
1 location in Burlington
Dollar
Locations in Burlington
  • 8.2
  • 8.3
  • 7.8
  • 7.9
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent18 Oct 2021
The car (Hyundai Elantra) was clean, drove well and gave great miles per gallon. The staff was friendly and helpful - they provided me with a USB cable for my phone. This was a life saver!
10.0 Excellent9 Oct 2021
The staff was friendly. The car was great. And the price we paid was quite fair (especially considering the surge in pricing this year). I would recommend to others.
1.9 Horrible30 Sep 2021
Obvious signs of body repair and drove like a car that had been wrecked several times.
1.9 Horrible17 Jun 2021
First of all, there were no Dollar agents at the rental service and the service was handled through Hertz. Returned the rental car one day early and they stated that there would be no refund since the transaction was made through Kayak. Extremely poor customer service.
6.0 Good14 Jun 2021
Car smelled of smoke. Alignment was bad. The person at the counter only had SUVs and instead of honoring the price on our reservation, charged us the difference. It was not a good experience.
8.0 Excellent4 May 2021
Drop off was super easy.Line for rental car reservation pick up was long. Took almost 45 minutes to get car from counter clerk, who was working solo with a long line.
10.0 Excellent24 Apr 2021
Price
3.6 Mediocre15 Oct 2020
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
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
The pick up and drop off lady was so nice. The counter is very accessible and it was very organizedNothing. It was perfect
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From £40/dayRated no. 8
National
8.9 Excellent (11 reviews)
1 location in Burlington
National
Locations in Burlington
  • 9.4
  • 8.9
  • 9
  • 9.2
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent9 Sep 2021
Everything was perfect
3.9 Mediocre30 Aug 2021
For older and physically impaired users, better description of the size, leg room, comfort and entry and exits are needed. We may not know the car name and type. To us mid-sized means a roomy sedan not a compact car. Our expectations include an odometer, easy adjustment of the steering wheel and seats. This car was like driving a roller skate. We hit our heads getting in the car, banged our knees on the dashboard and I struggled to get out of the car. Also, personnel need to offer to show the car features and explain them. We didn’t know how to remove the ignition key!
7.6 Good2 Sep 2019
Hannah a the pick up was excellentCar could have been cleaner
9.2 Excellent19 Jul 2018
A bit confusing the drop off processThe drop off process was unclear, poor signaling at the burlington international airport
9.6 Excellent15 Oct 2015
Nice car. A bit larger then expected.Additional costs were not transparant when we confirmed the reservation.
Sunnycars
1 location in Burlington
Sunnycars
Locations in Burlington
Recent reviews
426 travellers who hired a car in Burlington gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.3

Car hire locations in or near Burlington

Good to know

Most popular agency

Alamo

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

£35/day

Good deal

£32/day

When to book a car hire in Burlington

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Car hire excess insurance in Burlington

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Burlington car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Burlington.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Burlington car rental.

Top tips for renting 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 £32 or less
  • Book your car hire in Burlington at least 3 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hires in Burlington are around 5% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals 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 hire car in Burlington costs £35 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Burlington are Hertz (8.2, 70 reviews), and Thrifty (8.0, 61 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Burlington is £2.63 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £32 and £42, depending on the car size.

  • Intermediate (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Burlington.

  • 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 Intermediate car hire in Burlington costs £51 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car hire in Burlington costs £52 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car hire in Burlington costs £55 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 £248 per week (£35 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Burlington costs £1,061 per month (£35 per day).

  • The wide streets and low traffic congestion mean that you can choose the hire car that best suits your personal requirements and driving preferences. Whether you love the handling and comfort of an intermediate sedan or prefer the spacious luxury of an SUV, KAYAK has the right car for you.

  • Unless otherwise indicated by signage, the maximum speed limit in the urban metropolis of Burlington is 50 mph. Be wary, however, that this will likely be lower if the road is close to a residential or commercial business area. The speed limit in school zones can be between 20 mph and 25 mph. On urban freeways within the city limits, the maximum speed limit is 55 mph, while this can increase to 65 mph on rural freeways.

  • You can expect to pay approximately $2.69 per gallon of petrol in Burlington, which is roughly in line with the American average. As you return to Burlington International Airport to drop off your car and fly home, four petrol stations are located on the corner of Williston Road and Airport Drive for your convenience.

  • On-street parking is relatively easy to find throughout the city and is only metered between 9am and 6pm on weekdays. This means that, if you are coming into the downtown district for an evening meal or weekend adventure, parking will be free. Keep in mind that these public lots have 3-hour maximum and are signaled by a green P.