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Dayton, OH, United States
30 May — 6 Jun
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Dayton, OH, United States
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Pick-up locationDayton
Hire locations12
Airport locations3

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Rated no. 1
Dollar
Best rated
7.7 Good (67 reviews)
1 location in Dayton
Dollar
Locations in Dayton
  • 7.9
  • 7.8
  • 7.5
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent31 Dec 2020
Pick-up area was easy to find, and overall the staff I interacted with were professional and friendly.The signage about which drop-off area to use was apparently incorrect, which made things confusing and tiring after my trip.
7.6 Good25 Mar 2020
It would have been helpful to have the drop off procedures for when an attendant wasn't present explained during the pickup.
5.2 Okay1 Jan 2018
The employees on the phone...both times, at the desk, and at pick up and drop off. Very rude.
2.0 Mediocre24 Oct 2017
I had to cancel my rental based on not having a major credit card. I went with Avis whom was more accommodating. I will not be renting with Dollar in the future.
10.0 Excellent4 Sep 2017
Great experienceCustomer service was outstanding both picking up the car and in returning. Will rent from dollar again.
4.4 Okay28 Aug 2017
A lot of wasted moneyThe car was nice, although it smelled pretty weird.The car cost more than advertised, by about $100, so it was almost double of what I expected. The insurance I bought online with the car (3rd party) I was told was useless, and they were known to not honor the purchase if something were to happen, so that's $30 I won't get back. All in all it was a lot of wasted money.
8.8 Excellent23 Jul 2017
Tried to charge me for car insurance even though I told the lady that I already bought third party insurance coverage online
8.4 Excellent18 Jul 2017
Drop off was incredibly fast... in and out in under 5 minutes!There was a dent on the side of the car that I saw before taking the rental and let the person know and he seemed to think it was no big deal. I did not want to be charged for it so made sure he annotated it but I'm sure I could've been charged if that hadn't happened beforehand
4.4 Okay25 May 2017
Well I'll never use Dollar again, that's for sure...They did finally supply me with a car for the amount that this site specified. It was not the car nor was it the class of car as promised by this web sites reservation.During the reservation, I was asked if I needed insurance. I did so I checked the button for $9.00 per day. When the reservation was completed, the funds for the insurance was charged to my account right away and it stated the rental fee would be secured at time of pick up. No big deal. But when I get to the counter the attendant states that I need to use my personal car insurance OR get insurance directly from Dollar Rental. The insurance for the reservation web site is not recognized as valid insurance. They did not budge and it cost me an extra $186.00 for 6 days of rental. That is more than 6 months of FULL auto insurance out in the rest of the world. What a scam.... Now I need to fight for a refund on the $9/day insurance from the web site that was not allowed.
10.0 Excellent5 Apr 2017
Good car - well pricedGood service. Close to the terminal. Good value. Nice car.
From £138/dayRated no. 2
Budget
Most popular
7.7 Good (36 reviews)
2 locations in Dayton
Budget
Locations in Dayton
  • 7.7
  • 8
  • 7.6
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
6.0 Good20 Mar 2022
Attitude
2.0 Mediocre1 Mar 2022
They had no cars for rental at scheduled booking time.
10.0 Excellent23 Feb 2022
Very nice customer service representatives. The van was clean, and the service person gave me an overview of how to operate various functions.
10.0 Excellent4 Feb 2022
Everything was great the weather wasn’t lol
10.0 Excellent25 Nov 2021
Every person I came in contact with at Budget was friendly and professional.
2.0 Mediocre7 Nov 2021
When originally booking my rental car I selected Budget because it was available for pickup at the airport. Upon arrival I was told my car was at a downtown location. I took an Uber to the downtown location and it was closed. I never got the rental car. I was very disappointed in the execution and the lack of help when calling Budget's 24 hour service line.
10.0 Excellent18 Oct 2021
Great service at the office on Wilmington Pike
1.9 Horrible13 Aug 2021
I called to let them know I was stuck in traffic traveling back from an adjoining state and would not be able to return the vehicle before they closed at 6 pm and was told “they will charge you for another day. So a mini van rental for 27 hours cost me $350.
10.0 Excellent24 Jul 2021
Very helpful and ready. No issues. Car was great!
10.0 Excellent3 Jul 2021
tHE STAFF WAS VERY HELPFUL, CLEANED THE CAR AND GOT US ON IOUR WAY QUICKLY. THEY DID GREAT.I WAS MORE THAN PLEASED WITH MY EXPEREINCE...DON'T CHANGE A THING
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Rated no. 3
Thrifty
7.6 Good (42 reviews)
1 location in Dayton
Thrifty
Locations in Dayton
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
  • 7.6
  • 7.9
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
7.9 Good15 Sep 2021
Your rental prices and rates for insurance are absurd. The car was fine as was the agent.
2.0 Mediocre1 Nov 2020
The staff was terrible. As I was walking up to rent the vehicle they locked the door, looked at me, and left.The customer service. I was treated much better at Alamo where I ended up having to rent from because I was not able to get my rental when I needed it from Thrifty.
6.8 Good27 Sep 2020
Thrifty staff member was very pleasant and helpful. Vehicle was very clean and ready to go.If you rental agencies would offer something besides those cheap Chrysler products. I realize they practically give them to you (how else could they get rid of them), but they are very uncomfortable and noisy. Luckily I only need a van once in a great while. And thankfully you have better quality vehicles to rent when I need a sedan or coupe.
10.0 Excellent19 Feb 2020
Everything went very smooth. I really appreciated it
9.2 Excellent24 Jan 2020
When the strip would not work on my credit card, the agent said it was impossible to enter it manually! Luckily I had another car, but NOT the one that I wished to use! Gotta be a better way!
2.0 Mediocre30 Dec 2019
The car smelt like weed and it was never cleaned out. The windows were filthy.
10.0 Excellent17 Jul 2019
Friendly staff, super easy pick up and drop off.
6.8 Good24 Sep 2018
Average rental carCar was great on gas. Car was clean.Car needed an alignment and a tune up. Would pause every time you try to accelerate.
2.0 Mediocre13 Sep 2018
They only accept major credit cards and nothing else
9.6 Excellent11 Sep 2018
Good rental experienceFast checkout and check in. Clean car.
From £57/dayRated no. 4
Hertz
Cheapest deal
9 Excellent (18 reviews)
2 locations in Dayton
Hertz
Locations in Dayton
  • 9.1
  • 9.3
  • 8.7
  • 8.8
  • 9.1
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent31 Dec 2021
Excellent car for our family vacation. Clean, fairly fuel efficient, ran perfectly; no dings, dents, or scratches; staff at Dayton International was friendly and helpful both at the rental desk and the garage. My only complaint was how pricey it was, but it was competitive with the other options. Definitely would rent from Hertz again.
10.0 Excellent20 Sep 2021
Check out with the car was fast and return was even faster! Liz is an awesome agent.
10.0 Excellent8 Jun 2021
Very friendly staff and easy pick up.
7.6 Good21 Jul 2018
Office closed when i got there. Had to wait
10.0 Excellent27 Mar 2018
Great service, Professional Staff ( Tim) was very helpful with my questions. Easy to work with .
2.0 Mediocre23 May 2017
Hertz had no record of rentalNothing. They wouldn't rent me a car.I had to rent from another agency at a much higher price.
8.8 Excellent11 Dec 2016
They should check tire pressure
7.2 Good2 Sep 2016
Just like most car rental companiesEasy in, Easy out. Gave us an upgrade at no extra charge, because they didn't have anymore small cars.
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Rated no. 5
Enterprise
7.9 Good (14 reviews)
4 locations in Dayton
Enterprise
Locations in Dayton
  • 8.1
  • 8.2
  • 7.5
  • 7.7
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible29 Sep 2021
The best thing about Enterprise, which I did not use due to the inability to get transportation to the site, is that they are NOT Budget. I rented from Budget, and I WILL be transmitting on all social platforms, the hellacious experience of that mistake.
10.0 Excellent31 May 2021
The staff were very friendly and professional!
10.0 Excellent31 May 2021
The staff were very friendly and professional!
8.0 Excellent4 Feb 2021
Friendly staff. Nice carA friendly call if they find your property left in a vehicle instead of just trashing it.
2.0 Mediocre25 Sep 2020
Location was convenient.Service. It was terrible. Staff never called back about availability of a car. No reply. Nada. Zip.
6.4 Good6 Sep 2020
The staff is great, very nice people. There was some candy between the seat and console and a stick of old spice deodorant ( I guess a 90 year old man rented the car before me because who the hell uses old spice anymore!!!) Anyway one of the candy came out in thew floor board and I ended up stepping on it and crushing into the carpet which was a real pain to clean up but I did get it cleaned.Honestly the car could have been a little less expensive, almost $700 for a month is pretty high and as long as you are charging that much I mean would it be too much to ask for the car to actually be clean?
10.0 Excellent5 Nov 2019
VERY friendly. Picked me up at home. Already made my next reservation with them.
6.8 Good9 Apr 2017
Horrible customer serviceThe car was great for the price, clean, gas efficient and got us around.Customer service was horrible. The car was released and was forced to find another location. The location I originally rented at decided they would release the car because I was 1.5 hrs late. She told me she called once and since I "didnt answer" she "assumed" we "weren't coming." Then instead of helping me out with getting another car, she simply stated, "I'm sorry there is nothing I can do," which is plain old lie. She could have called the nearest location and see if they had anything available. We were forced to call ourselves and do the leg work and pray I didn't have to take an Uber back to the hotel. We get to the second location and had an issue with the business card, we couldn't just switch the reservation to my name because the card didn't have my my name on it, only the CEO's name, IT's A COMPANY CARD, DUH! then the tax exempt "didn't have the CEO name on it only the companies name". Just issue after issue for lack of knowledge and or professionalism. Finally we got the car.
10.0 Excellent20 Oct 2016
Not pushy, they offered and explained options, such as insurance, road side assistance, fuel options, and GPS. Quick, easy and reasonably priced.
8.8 Excellent12 Oct 2016
Kayak needs to get its act togetherOnline I requested a rental car to be available at Dayton International Airport. I selected a vehicle on kayak. When I ride to the airport I found out The rental facility was 30 minutes away from the airport. I was never informed during the process that the rental was not on the property at the airport but 30 minutes away. Luckily Enterprise took my reservation at the airport if not I would have been in very bad shape to get to an important meeting. Come on kayak as usual the time get your act together on rentals.
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Rated no. 6
Avis
6.3 Good (5 reviews)
2 locations in Dayton
Avis
Locations in Dayton
  • 6.7
  • 5.9
  • 6.3
  • 6.7
  • 5.9
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible16 Sep 2021
well - it was in Springfield, Ohio. First - they substituted a "similar" vehicle with 70% LESS cargo capacity. Then when I refused it, they assured me the proper vehicle would be there within 3 days; they'll call me when it's in. 11 days later, still waiting. Tried a SECOND time (yeah, yeah my bad) I can only hope that they come through THIS time. 1. substitute SIMILAR, not "what you've got" 2. CALL if you say you're going to, even if to say "oops" 3. If you know you can't meet expectations, at least TELL me and let me make other arrangements.
10.0 Excellent28 Apr 2021
Staff was super helpful, and really helped make the experience worthwhile.
10.0 Excellent18 Apr 2017
the car, assistance with the car and politeness of the clerkI'm disappointed that they're requiring credit cards now instead of allowing debit, I've used them multiple times in the past because of the convenience and quickness....I don't carry credit cards for a the fact of staying away from the debt and crooked banks of today.
182 travellers who hired a car in Dayton gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.8

Car hire locations in or near Dayton

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Budget

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

£116/day

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£116/day

When to book a car hire in Dayton

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Car rental insurance in Dayton

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Dayton car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the hire price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when hiring a car in Dayton.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car rental 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 Dayton car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Dayton

  • Dayton is like the majority of cities in the U.S. in that it was designed for automobiles. Public transportation in the city is severely lacking, especially during evenings and on weekends. If you want to make the most out of your time in the city, it is highly recommended that you rent a vehicle. For instance, if you would like to visit the National Museum of the US Air Force, it is just an 11-minute drive from downtown Dayton. However, on public transport, it would take up to 30 minutes to get there.
  • For travelers looking to pick up a hire car after landing at Dayton International Airport, you can find the hire car desk in the airport’s Baggage Claim Area.
  • Though most don’t associate Dayton with wintery weather, it certainly has its fair share of snowstorms in the winter. Travelers visiting the city in winter should make sure to keep the rough weather in mind when planning any itineraries, especially if you aren’t from a snowy climate. However, with a bit of planning and caution, the snow is no hazard and it may even add a nice touch to your trip.
  • Rush hour traffic is a mixed bag in Dayton, especially if you plan on heading to Cincinnati or other neighboring cities. Morning rush hour traffic can start as early as 6:30 a.m. some mornings and slows down by around 9:00 a.m. on a typical day. The afternoon and evening peak usually goes from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Dayton for £116 or less
  • Book your car hire in Dayton at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard car hires in Dayton are around -159% cheaper than other car types, on average

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