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Charlottesville, VA, United States
30 Jun — 7 Jul
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Charlottesville, VA, United States
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Pick-up locationCharlottesville
Hire locations14
Airport locations8

Charlottesville car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.2 Excellent (48 reviews)
3 locations in Charlottesville
Enterprise
Locations in Charlottesville
100 Bowen Loop+1 844 934 1096
Monday08:00 - 22:30
Tuesday08:00 - 22:30
Wednesday08:00 - 22:30
Thursday08:00 - 22:30
Friday08:00 - 22:30
Saturday08:00 - 22:30
Sunday08:00 - 22:30
1650 Seminole Trl+1 434 974 7488
Monday08:00 - 22:30
Tuesday08:00 - 22:30
Wednesday08:00 - 22:30
Thursday08:00 - 22:30
Friday08:00 - 22:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
392 Pantops Center+1 434 979 5566
Monday08:00 - 22:30
Tuesday08:00 - 22:30
Wednesday08:00 - 22:30
Thursday08:00 - 22:30
Friday08:00 - 22:30
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
  • 8.2
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay17 May 2021
Pros: The staff was friendly and helpful. It was very easy to get to the car and then return it.Cons: This was my first time ever renting a car I didn’t really know what to expect, but I was definitely disappointed. Once I got the keys I went to get the car and got in, I immediately noticed it smelled like smoke. It wasn’t unbearable but I wanted to report it because I didn’t want the company to think I had anything to do with it. I went back to inform the guys at the desk but they were all gone. I waited for about 10 minutes or so but no one came back. Fortunately there was a woman at another rental car company desk right there who took my information and said she would give it to the guys in the morning and to not worry about it. While driving the car around over the weekend I had the AC on and it had a mold smell at different times. I’m assuming the air filter needed changed. I’m kind of surprised This happened. I assumed rental car companies would make sure the car was clean and was maintained with new air filters. But perhaps not and this is just how it is. Also, I was incorrectly charged on my credit card and customer service is going to fix it but could not tell me why that happened.
8.0 Excellent17 Dec 2020
Pros: Very much so. They were friendly, professional, and prompt.Cons: Pick up and drop off options could have been communicated more clearly.
10.0 Excellent3 Nov 2020
Pros: Friendly staff, quick pickup and drop off. Also, a great car.
10.0 Excellent19 Oct 2020
Cons: Fastest check in and check out ever!
10.0 Excellent21 Sep 2020
Pros: The rep on duty on 9/18 at 9:45 am was friendly, knowledgeable and accommodate my rental request. Through a website I reserved a large SUV. Enterprise was oversold on the vehicle I needed. The rep. came through for me on my request and worked hard to make sure that I had what I requested. That Rep made my trip with my family comfortable and joyful.Cons: Get more Large SUVs for the area (Charlottesville, VA) they always sell out on the weekend.
10.0 Excellent14 Aug 2020
Pros: Yes
8.4 Excellent13 Jul 2020
Pros: We used the airport location Enterprise, not the standalone in Charlottesville. Both the pickup and drop-off was very smooth as the agents were easy to work with! The price was great, vehicle exceeded our expectations!Cons: The "need oil change" light came on during the trip. I'm not sure if anything can be done in the future, it wasn't alarming to us as we knew the trip was almost over.
10.0 Excellent3 Jul 2020
Pros: Staff was very friendly. Pickup and drop off took no time. Van was exactly as expected!Cons: I have no complaints and no advice on how it could’ve been better. Everything honestly was perfect.
10.0 Excellent24 Nov 2019
Pros: Very friendly and helpful staff.
10.0 Excellent16 Jul 2019
Pros: Yes, the staff st both the Charlottesville and Allentown rental terminals were very friendly, courteous and professional. The Nissan Versa I rented was the ideal car for me. The fact EA's sunny, and my travel route scenic. The whole experience was GREAT! Enterprise--my first choice in car rentals!Cons: The experience could have lasted longer. And, of course, it's always better if the cost is cheaper.
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From £33/dayRated no. 2
Budget
Cheapest deal
Most popular
7.8 Good (59 reviews)
2 locations in Charlottesville
Budget
Locations in Charlottesville
100 Bowen Loop Suite 102+1 434 973 3079
Monday08:00 - 22:30
Tuesday08:00 - 22:30
Wednesday08:00 - 22:30
Thursday08:00 - 22:30
Friday08:00 - 22:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
325 Rivanna Plaza Drive+1 434 973 1595
Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday11:00 - 16:00
  • 7.9
  • 7.9
  • 7.9
  • 7.5
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent15 Mar 2021
Pros: Friendly staff. Free upgrade to a fun to drive car as they had no other vehicle!
2.0 Mediocre28 Dec 2020
Cons: Rented three different cars from Budget over Christmas holiday - all three had major mechanical issues. The battery on the first one died, leaving me stranded.
6.0 Good22 Dec 2020
Pros: Car interior was clean.Cons: Exterior of car showed minor damage that was not mentioned during pick-up, requiring a return trip to the desk to document. Front right tire was 7 psi low, causing warning light on dashboard to illuminate.
4.4 Okay9 Sep 2020
Pros: The staff was friendly!Cons: The car conditions
9.2 Excellent16 Aug 2020
Pros: Staff was very helpful in difficult circumstances given the power was off at the airport due to a major storm. They still processed my rental and got me on the road quickly.Cons: The price. Maybe a fare for renting by the week.
2.8 Mediocre4 Jul 2020
Pros: The car reeked of smoke - smell got in my hair and on all of my stuff. I want a refund.Cons: Car hadn't been properly cleaned. The smoke smell was awful.
10.0 Excellent27 May 2020
Pros: The auto was close at the airport, clean, and ready to go.Cons: N/A
7.6 Good24 Sep 2019
Pros: Pick up was easy, fast and staff was friendly.Cons: Drop off at the Asheville airport was confusing. The signs to lead you to the rental drop off are confusing. When I found the drop off there was no staff and no return box for the keys and paperwork. I had to walk to the terminal and find the Budget counter to drop off keys and paperwork.
10.0 Excellent26 Aug 2019
Pros: Staff was helpful and drop-off was quick.
8.0 Excellent28 Jul 2019
Pros: The staff was good. Drop off was easy.Cons: Finding drop off location is not easy if you're not from the local area. Also not sure an 'upgrade' from a compact to a pick up truck is actually an upgrade
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From £40/dayRated no. 3
Hertz
7.5 Good (98 reviews)
2 locations in Charlottesville
Hertz
Locations in Charlottesville
100 Bowen Loop Ste 101+1 434 297 4288
Monday10:00 - 14:00
Tuesday10:00 - 14:00
Wednesday10:00 - 14:00
Thursday10:00 - 14:00
Friday10:00 - 14:00
Saturday10:00 - 14:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
1900 Rio Hill Center+1 434 978 4433
Monday08:00 - 22:30
Tuesday08:00 - 22:30
Wednesday08:00 - 22:30
Thursday08:00 - 22:30
Friday08:00 - 22:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
  • 7.7
  • 7.9
  • 7.4
  • 7.3
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay18 May 2021
Pros: Pick up was tedious because the computers were down.Cons: The car was very dirty and the windshield so smeared on the interior that I had to clean it myself.
6.0 Good24 Apr 2021
Pros: The staff was amazing and so friendly.Cons: The car was dirty when we picked it up. Sanitized- but not really cleaned.
6.0 Good12 Apr 2021
Pros: The Car worked okay and got great mileage and the staff really tried to help - they were just understaffed for the amount # of cars going out and coming in.Cons: The 7 passenger Van was 2.5 hours late in getting to my pickup location. I did not receive a call until I arrived in the parking lot at 9:00 a.m. to pick it up. I had to return and I actually picked it up at about 11:30 a.m. and spent a about 30-45 minutes waiting as they were totally understaffed. The care worked fine, but was smaller than what was advertised - it was definitely not an equal to the model advertised which was a Nissan Pathfinder.
2.0 Mediocre25 Mar 2021
Pros: Staff was super helpful, but he was the only person at the location working (working front desk as well as sanitizing each vehicle). We weren't able to leave with the rental until almost 2 hours late. Also, we were not able to add the extra driver even though we had the driver's license along (as indicated in the instructions in our confirmation email. This was hugely inconvenient as we were traveling through the night with infants and needed to have more drivers for safety reasons.Cons: The instructions for adding additional drivers should be clearly indicated in the confirmation email and the staff at locations should be trained in the procedures. Also, locations should have back up staff to call when they know it will be a busy day due to the pre-reserved vehicles.
2.0 Mediocre21 Mar 2021
Pros: NothingCons: Actually having my rental car. They did not have any available rentals even after I had made my reservation days before. Associate who called me was very rude
6.0 Good17 Mar 2021
Cons: The employees actually drove the car before renting it out. There was a ridiculously loud roar coming from wheels. So loud could be heard over radio and almost max volume
10.0 Excellent4 Mar 2021
Cons: I was checked in by a Mr.Payne. His customer service was excellent in every way.
10.0 Excellent11 Feb 2021
Pros: The individual at the Hertz rental in Cville was exceptional. Great energy, very helpful, and overall pleasant experience.
8.0 Excellent27 Jan 2021
Cons: I said that our experience was fair overall because we were given information that was not accurate by the 1-800 Hertz number. We rented a car since we would be traveling to a location that required an AWD or 4WD car. I called the local Hertz office and it transferred me to the 1-800 number. When I talked to that office and explained that we needed a 4WD car the person I talked to said that if we rented any SUV that it was a 4WD car. When I went to my local office to pick up the car they told me that I had been given inaccurate information and that they did not have a 4WD car for us. The local office was apologetic about the situation.
10.0 Excellent5 Jul 2020
Pros: Easy pick up and returnCons: Return location needed more parking.
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Rated no. 4
National
9.1 Excellent (20 reviews)
1 location in Charlottesville
National
Locations in Charlottesville
100 Bowen Loop+1 844 934 1095
Monday08:00 - 22:30
Tuesday08:00 - 22:30
Wednesday08:00 - 22:30
Thursday08:00 - 22:30
Friday08:00 - 22:30
Saturday08:00 - 22:30
Sunday08:00 - 22:30
  • 9.3
  • 9.2
  • 9.3
  • 9.2
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
9.6 Excellent2 Dec 2019
Pros: Friendly staff, super easy pickup, even super easier drop off.Cons: provide a chauffeur?
9.6 Excellent1 Aug 2019
Pros: Very quick and easy process
10.0 Excellent10 Jan 2017
Pros: The agent was especially helpful!
10.0 Excellent4 Dec 2016
Pros: First time using this as opposed to going directly through rental car companies. Very easy very affordable and will use again.
10.0 Excellent2 Nov 2016
Free upgrade to an SUV - sweet!Pros: New SUV - really needed it to haul around the cousins around town
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Rated no. 5
Dollar
7.5 Good (17 reviews)
1 location in Charlottesville
Dollar
Locations in Charlottesville
100 Bowen Loop Ste 100+1 866 434 2226
Monday10:00 - 14:00
Tuesday10:00 - 14:00
Wednesday10:00 - 14:00
Thursday10:00 - 14:00
Friday10:00 - 14:00
Saturday10:00 - 14:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
  • 7.2
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
  • 7.4
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre29 Jun 2020
Pros: NothingCons: Information given at time of booking was incorrect and was not able to rent car.
10.0 Excellent12 Jun 2019
Pros: Quick service at counter on both ends of the trip. Car was a short walk from terminal. Very clean. Nice man took care of us. Not one issue. Great experience.
5.6 Okay11 Jun 2019
Cons: Reserved large SUV, got open bed smaller pickup. Open bed resulted in problems due to three days of rain and I was transporting supplies for wedding and four passengers
10.0 Excellent28 May 2019
Pros: Everything was smooth sailing.
6.0 Good1 Jul 2018
It got us where we were going!Pros: Easy pick up and drop offCons: Car was dirty, maintenance light was on for oil change and filter when we picked it up. Tires were bare causing us to hydroplane during rain storms. Rear view mirror kept falling off.
6.8 Good18 Jun 2018
Not convenientCons: Dropping off in Charlottesville was not good. Their drop off area was completely full and cars were half-hazardly parked and a few people weren’t sure where to leave the cars. We all ended up just parking in the middle of a row.
2.0 Mediocre18 Apr 2018
They closed...Cons: According to the other car rental services, dollar is supposed to remain open until the last flight arrives. This was not the case, they closed and therefore I couldn’t rent from them and had to pay double to rent from someone else. Never use them again, that’s for sure.
4.0 Okay10 Apr 2018
It is not worth it to deal with the staff here, I would walkPros: Low wait time, close to the doors of the airport, the lot is close to the deskCons: That the desk agent tried to give me a care multiple tiers below what i reserved, because I reserved through a third party site and he was not okay with that. He said I paid to little. I don't see how that is my problem, why he doesn't have to follow published rates and honor completed transactions, and where the corporate oversight it that should come down and remind this location that just because it is the only desk at the airport and a little isolated does not give them the ability to do whatever they please for whatever reason.
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Rated no. 6
Avis
7.2 Good (19 reviews)
2 locations in Charlottesville
Avis
Locations in Charlottesville
100 Bowen Loop, Suite 102+1 434 973 6000
Monday08:00 - 22:30
Tuesday08:00 - 22:30
Wednesday08:00 - 22:30
Thursday08:00 - 22:30
Friday08:00 - 22:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
325 Rivanna Plaza Drive - Suite 102+1 434 973 1563
Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday11:00 - 16:00
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
  • 6.9
  • 6.6
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent16 Mar 2021
Pros: Staff was friendlyCons: Car was in terrible condition, but it was replaced with a normal car
4.0 Okay6 Jan 2021
Pros: Car was great. Drop off was convenient.Cons: When I got to the desk to pickup they had already closed. I had to ask a police officer to call the manager to come in.
2.8 Mediocre9 Nov 2020
Pros: Horrible experience in Virginia. Pick up service was late and gave us a damaged car.Cons: They need to pay more attention to your other branches.
7.2 Good4 Sep 2017
Confusing drop offCons: There are no signs telling you where to turn on the keys. Turns out you have to go to baggage claim to find the desk. We certainly weren't the only ones walking around in the rain trying to figure that out.
9.2 Excellent1 Jul 2017
Pros: She fixed the problems that D.C. created with my booking (had wrong car, thus wrong mileage and gas level on my reservation form).
4.0 Okay10 Jun 2017
Horrible Customer ServicePros: That the car was clean and worked.Cons: Make and model of the car the 55 min wait to get a car when I was the only customer. Took 10 min before I was greeted. Both agents were on the phone. Was lied to about vehicle choice. Was told this was the only car that was available and it was an upgrade. it was not and the lot was full of cars that were available.
10.0 Excellent8 May 2016
Pros: It was convent and available
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Easirent
1 location in Charlottesville
Easirent
Locations in Charlottesville
Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
TuesdayInvalid date - 23:59
WednesdayInvalid date - 23:59
ThursdayInvalid date - 23:59
FridayInvalid date - 23:59
SaturdayInvalid date - 23:59
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Sunnycars
1 location in Charlottesville
Sunnycars
Locations in Charlottesville
100 Bowen Loop
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261 travellers who hired a car in Charlottesville gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.8

Car hire locations in or near Charlottesville

Good to know

Most popular agency

Budget

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

£47/day

Good deal

£35/day

When to book a car hire in Charlottesville

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Top tips for renting a car in Charlottesville

  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Charlottesville for £35 or less
  • Book your car hire in Charlottesville at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard car hires in Charlottesville are around 53% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in Charlottesville

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

  • On average a hire car in Charlottesville costs £47 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Charlottesville are Enterprise (8.2, 82 reviews), Budget (7.7, 68 reviews), and Hertz (7.4, 107 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Charlottesville is £2.45 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £29 and £39, depending on the car size.

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

  • Car hire companies onsite at Albemarle airport include Budget and Hertz.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Albemarle airport to off-airport locations include Budget 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 Charlottesville costs £38 per day, on average.

  • A Mini car hire in Charlottesville costs £99 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car hire in Charlottesville costs £54 per day, on average.

  • In Charlottesville, cars are most frequently hired at Hertz 100 Bowen Loop Ste 101 (8 miles from city centre).

  • On average hiring a car in Charlottesville costs £327 per week (£47 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Charlottesville costs £1,402 per month (£47 per day).