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Durham, NC, United States
19 Aug — 26 Aug
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Durham, NC, United States
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Durham car hire information

Pick-up locationDurham
Hire locations8

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Durham car rental reviews and directory

Budget

6.0

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.5

Value for money

7.0

2 locations in Durham

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Locations in Durham

1720 Guess Road Suite 60

+1 919 383 8240

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
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233 S Elliott Road

+1 919 951 7548

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00
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10.0 Excellent

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The Chapel Hill desk employee was very courteous and friendly. He was careful about checking the car over before I left. The car's electronics included Android Auto, which allowed my phone's functions, including navigation, to be displayed on the car's entertainment screen. Great!!

2.0 Mediocre

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

They called and CANCELLED my reservation. Said he had ABSOLUTELY NO VEHICLES to rent to me. I went immediately back on kayak (and other websites) and saw NUMEROUS listings for vehicles at this EXACT LOCATION

9.2 Excellent

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Super friendly staff at both locations

10.0 Excellent

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff at pick up and delivery were awesome. It was very quick on both ends too. The car was great and the perfect size. Loved the Jeep Compass. Drove very smoothly and gas mileage was great. I highly recommend Budget!

Cons:

I wouldn't change a thing about this rental!

3.2 Mediocre

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The woman at the front desk was kind but very new and clearly overwhelmed - there were no cars at all. I did receive a car but it took forever

2.0 Mediocre

Jun 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

We got there and were informed they couldn’t confirm same day rentals and there was no car for us. We had to book a different car using a different platform from a different location. It was a waste of our time and energy.

1 out of 7

Hertz

10.0

Excellent

2 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

8.0

One location in Durham

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3601 Hillsborough Road

+1 919 309 0577

Monday09:00 - 13:00
Tuesday09:00 - 13:00
Wednesday09:00 - 13:00
Thursday09:00 - 13:00
Friday09:00 - 13:00
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10.0 Excellent

Jul 2022

KAYAK
Staff was friendly and helpful. The car was very clean and in good condition. Staff was also helpful when I wanted to extend the rental.

1 out of 1

Enterprise

7.5

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.1

Value for money

6.7

5 locations in Durham

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1606 Page Road Ext

+1 919 682 8720

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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1705 Legion Rd

+1 919 240 5141

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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3143 Hillsborough Rd

+1 919 309 1030

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
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3648 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd

+1 919 490 6057

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
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4504 N Roxboro St Ste A

+1 919 309 1030

Monday00:00 - 00:00
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2.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

They didn't have cars available. I was on a wait list but was never contacted either way after that.

2.0 Mediocre

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing - I showed up to pick up the truck and none was available. Enterprise did not attempt to contact me to let me know there were no vehicles available and did nothing to remedy the situation. I had to cancel me plans and reschedule for the following weekend with Alamo. I will never rent from Enterprise again from your site or any other site.

Cons:

Live up to their obligations and communicate and not leave their customers hanging.

2.8 Mediocre

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

The car was filthy and smelled of smoke even though it was a nine smoking car. The seats were super uncomfortable and there was a terrible squeak. The car needed to be retired as a rental.

10.0 Excellent

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Convenient , reliable and most of all comfortable. Easy to pay, friendly calls the day of and before to make sure I was still interested in using them. They wanted to make sure what I needed and to have it available for me. The cost was so much more my size than any of the other place I had tried. The price was cheap and much more for someone's pocket that is on a fixed income.

Cons:

That the person checking up to see if I needed the vehicle did not tell me about having to bring 2 forms to prove of my ability to pay, and live. This was an inconvenience for me, but the person at the desk helped me and my husband out.

2.0 Mediocre

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

I got no car after reserving it. The branch claimed they had no cars at all that morning.

8.8 Excellent

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The size and type of car was good, the price was good.

Cons:

The car smelled a bit like someone had been smoking in the car and the seats needed to be shampooed. I also didn't like the way the car drove: it was an automatic but the gears shifted hard.

1 out of 4

Avis

7.5

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

7.5

One location in Durham

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1720 Guess Rd Ste 60

+1 919 286 0173

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
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8.0 Excellent

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

It was easy.

Cons:

Being able to get Satellite Radio.

10.0 Excellent

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy pick up and drop off

Cons:

Nothing

7.6 Good

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly.

Cons:

Staff should have considered the delays I incurred in returning the car because of multiple protests in Virginia and NYC, as well as a curfew, all of which were out of my control.

9.2 Excellent

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff were excellent and did a fine job. Avis was wonderful. The Nissan Versa I rented ran great. The only issue was that the seat was uncomfortable (6-hour drive).

Cons:

The vehicle (Nissan Versa) was scratched in several places with minor dents apparent. It didn't bother me and was well documented. I am very pleased with Avis and plan on using them again.

7.6 Good

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything about the car was great.

Cons:

Customer service was rude. When they saw we had kids they said, "Be sure you clean the car before you return the car.".

5.6 Okay

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Great rental price- comfortable vehicle.

Cons:

I made reservation online for a SUV that was accepted and available but when I got to the location the manager stated that they didn't have any SUV available on site, yet when I check the parking lot their were several. I was truly upset and told him that it was poor business practice and very deceptive. I also stated that I had called the reservation office before I came to verify and they said one was available. He stated to come back in later and he would have one. (mind you my meeting had to be delayed because of this/and I was out of town) after coming back he did have one but the day was (that I had paid for was half way over (after 3:00) before one was given. I paid for 2 days and really only enjoyed 1 day of usage. He didn't apologize or offer a discount of any sort (Poor Management INDEED)!!!! This location /staff needs "customer service" training.

1 out of 3

95 travellers who hired a car in Durham gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.3

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Car rental insurance in Durham

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Durham 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 Durham.

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 Durham car rental.

Top tips for renting 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
  • Economy car hires in Durham are around 39% cheaper than other car types, on average

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