Durham Car Hire

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Pick-up location Durham
Hire locations 7

Durham car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.5 Excellent (12,816 reviews)
5 locations in Durham
Enterprise
Locations in Durham
1606 Page Road Ext
+1 919 682 8720
1705 Legion Rd
+1 919 240 5141
3143 Hillsborough Rd
+1 919 309 1030
3648 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd
+1 919 490 6057
4504 N Roxboro St Ste A
+1 919 620 1810
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Rated no. 2
Avis
7.6 Good (2,252 reviews)
2 locations in Durham
Avis
Locations in Durham
1 Europa Drive
+1 919 951 7546
1720 Guess Road, Suite 60
+1 919 286 0173
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Rated no. 3
Budget
7.3 Good (18 reviews)
2 locations in Durham
Budget
Locations in Durham
1 Europa Drive
+1 919 951 7548
1720 Guess Road Suite 60
+1 919 383 8240
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Rated no. 4
Hertz
6.5 Good (20 reviews)
1 location in Durham
Hertz
Locations in Durham
3601 Hillsborough Road
+1 919 309 0577
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Car hire locations in Durham

When to book a hire car in Durham

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Top tips for hiring a car in Durham

  • There’s plenty to explore in Durham, from the Museum of Life and Science in the north to the exciting city center, and it is all best reached by car. Rent a car for your time in Durham to gain an ultimate sense of freedom and to not be tied to public transport. Renting a car will also give you the chance to leave the city limits and discover the beauty of the adjoining Duke Forest or Lake Falls, which is about half an hour away by car.
  • Raleigh-Durham International Airport is about 14 miles south of Durham center and hire cars can be picked up from various onsite agencies. There are courtesy shuttle buses between the terminals and the hire car center at Zone 5 (T1) and Zone 18 (T2) and driving to Durham will take about twenty minutes via the I-40 W and NC-147 N.
  • The weather can be contribute to somewhat treacherous conditions in Durham, with regular thunderstorms in the summer and sleet in the winter. Drivers who are surprised by heavy rain showers or face icy roads due to the freezing rain should definitely adjust their speed and probably even stop where it is safe to do so and wait until the worst has passed.
  • Traffic increases in Durham during weekday rush hours. Morning peaks usually occur between 7 and 9 am, when inbound traffic on the I-40 can cause heavy congestions. Outbound traffic can be particularly severe between 5 and 7 pm, also mainly affecting the I-40. Try to avoid driving around during these peak times or take smaller country roads to avoid getting stuck in the interstate traffic.
  • Book your car hire in Durham at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Durham

What is the best hire car agency in Durham?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Durham are Enterprise (8.5, 12816 reviews), Avis (7.6, 2252 reviews), and Budget (7.3, 18 reviews).

Which car hire agencies are at the airport: Raleigh-Durham Airport (RDU)?

Car hire companies onsite at Raleigh-Durham Airport include Thrifty and Hertz.

Which car hire companies will pick you up at the airport: Raleigh-Durham Airport (RDU)?

Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Raleigh-Durham Airport to off-airport locations include Thrifty, Alamo, Hertz and Budget.

How can I find hire car agencies near me in Durham?

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

What type of car is recommended for driving in Durham?

A 4-wheel-drive car is a wise choice for your stay in Durham, especially when winter conditions prevail. When exploring the countryside, a 4-wheel-drive car will provide some much-needed traction and offer a smooth and safe driving experience. For a pleasant city driving experience, a compact car is also a good decision to make parking and maneuvering around easier.

What's the speed limit in Durham?

Within the downtown area, 20 mph is usually the maximum, but always check for posted signs. Within the municipal limits, a maximum of 30 mph is permitted, while 55 mph is allowed on two-lane divided rural roads. Freeways have speed limits of between 55 and 60 mph. It is very important to adjust your speed to prevailing weather conditions as well.

How are gas prices in Durham?

For a refill, drivers will have to pay around $2.40, but look for stations like Sam’s Club or Costco to get petrol for less. When leaving the city limits of Durham to explore the natural surroundings, make sure to fill up beforehand to avoid running out of petrol when there is no petrol station close by.

Where are the best places to park in Durham?

Drivers may park their hire cars on the street, but be aware that meters are in place and must be paid for. Most meters apply Monday through Friday from 8 am to 7 pm, and one hour costs around $1.50. Alternatively, there are parking lots and garages in and around downtown where cars can also be parked over a longer period of time, like the Durham Center Parking Deck, which has a daily fee of around $14.