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Harrisburg, PA, United States
20 Apr — 27 Apr
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Harrisburg, PA, United States
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Pick-up locationHarrisburg
Hire locations9
Airport locations4

Harrisburg car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Hertz
Best rated
7.7 Good (51 reviews)
3 locations in Harrisburg
Hertz
Locations in Harrisburg
112 Airport Road+1 717 691 5650
Monday09:30 - 23:30
Tuesday09:30 - 23:30
Wednesday09:30 - 23:30
Thursday09:30 - 23:30
Friday09:30 - 23:30
Saturday10:30 - 17:30
Sunday09:30 - 23:30
2 Terminal Drive+1 717 944 4080
Monday09:00 - 23:00
Tuesday09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday09:00 - 23:00
Thursday09:00 - 23:00
Friday09:00 - 23:00
Saturday09:00 - 23:00
Sunday09:00 - 23:00
3462 Paxton Street+1 717 561 2107
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 23:00
  • 8
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
  • 8
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent27 Feb 2021
Pros: Staff was great, convenient location, price was reasonable
6.0 Good31 Jan 2021
Cons: Was missing window scraper. Car was from Florida, the windshield wiper fluid was not freeze proof. It froze solid in Pennsylvania. I had to stop several times, go to gas station to clean windshield so that I could see. THis was annoying.
10.0 Excellent5 Nov 2020
Pros: Easy check outCons: na
9.6 Excellent19 Oct 2020
Pros: Extremely helpful staff. Proactive in foreseeing problems and preventing them.
7.6 Good23 Aug 2020
Cons: The opening times and or times when staff would be available for drop off were not available. This made it harder to plan my multi-city trip.
7.2 Good1 Aug 2020
Pros: The disinfectant sticker and smooth pick up.Cons: The pickup location was unable to get information on other locations one way vehicle selection. I had a busy day and was trying to find a vehicle in a location closer to my work. Drop off location was under staffed and some what unprofessional looking. The vehicle had scratching, some plastic missing from the body, and dirt around the passage door on the interior (making me question the disinfectant sticker).
6.8 Good10 Aug 2019
Pros: Easy airportCons: Nicer car - get some leather seats. The fabric smells
9.6 Excellent24 Apr 2019
Pros: The staff at the Harrisburg Pennsylvania airport was very helpful, service was quick, car was cleanCons: Chevrolet could of put more leg room in the front of the chevy cruz, and made the seats a little more comfortable
10.0 Excellent18 Oct 2018
Pros: Quick in and out, no surprises, and my car was very clean and comfortable. Thanks!
2.0 Mediocre26 Feb 2018
Stop supporting the NRACons: Hertz, please stop supporting the NRA. If I knew before I rented the car that your company supports the NRA, I would have picked another company. I will not choose Hertz again until you cut ties with the NRA.
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Rated no. 2
Enterprise
8.6 Excellent (20 reviews)
5 locations in Harrisburg
Enterprise
Locations in Harrisburg
1100 Market Street+1 717 763 7001
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 23:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
112 N Mountain Rd+1 717 671 8455
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
2552 Paxton St+1 717 564 9444
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 23:00
Sunday10:00 - 15:00
3300 Hartzdale Drive+1 717 975 5586
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 23:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
601 S Cameron St+1 717 238 7541
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 23:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.7
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent20 Oct 2020
Pros: The service,and the vehicle.Cons: The price
9.2 Excellent24 Jun 2020
Pros: Easy and staff friendlyCons: Kia driver’s seat is so uncomfortable !
8.8 Excellent22 Apr 2020
Pros: Courteous staff. Great car for the price. Car could have been cleaner inside and out, but overall a nice rental experience.
10.0 Excellent4 Nov 2019
Pros: The staff were friendly, and the car we got was a great car (I'm not into cars at all, so it is rare for me to say that). We were going to return our rental about an hour past the time we picked it up. Technically that counts as a third day, but the staff member said she would save us some money and charge us for only two days — we certainly appreciated that.Cons: The wait time was a bit long, but I think they were especially busy that day because of a storm the day before that had damaged a number of cars in the area. But they were staying cool and friendly under pressure, so not much for me to complain about.
2.0 Mediocre16 Sep 2018
No carsCons: I reserved online... walked over there and they had NO cars! I was verrrrry disappointed to say the least!!!
10.0 Excellent19 Apr 2017
BEAMED UP TO THE ENTERPRISE FOR STELLAR SERVICEPros: The service was excellent. The staff was an incredible team. Antoine is amazing. He is so friendly, yet professional, taking care of multiple customers, yet, not one of them could feel neglected. He used teamwork, asking others to finish customer' service he had set up in computer. I looked up his name, online; it means; "from Latin Antonius) that could mean beyond praise or highly praise-worthy. " I regret, I did not get the name, of the gentleman who took me to my car, and finished my contract. He to was friendly and efficient. Then, when I returned my car, Enterprise hooked me up, with a ride home. Mr. Caesar was very nice to converse with, on the way home. Thanks Enterprise!
10.0 Excellent2 Mar 2017
Great deal, great rental experiencePros: Great experience with Paxton and Cameron St. Harrisburg branch manager. Very nice, fair and accommodating.
10.0 Excellent20 Sep 2016
Pros: Easy and quickCons: N/A
6.0 Good15 Sep 2016
CleanlinessPros: Windows inside and out and the upholstery needed cleaned.
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Rated no. 3
Budget
7.4 Good (14 reviews)
2 locations in Harrisburg
Budget
Locations in Harrisburg
4612 Jonestown Road+1 717 652 2222
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
5401 Carlisle Pike+1 717 697 4321
Monday07:30 - 16:30
Tuesday07:30 - 16:30
Wednesday07:30 - 16:30
Thursday07:30 - 16:30
Friday07:30 - 16:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
6.4 Good10 Oct 2017
More expensive than plannedPros: The car was really nice, clean and well equipped.Cons: I didn't know that the vehicle was not at the airport so I had to pay $40 for a cab to take me to the rental car place. had to change my reservation to drop off at the airport and was then told that I had limited miles so I got charged a lot more than I was expecting. I also couldn't figure out the push button start on the car!
8.0 Excellent5 Aug 2017
excellent ratePros: The rental and dropoff process was fast. Very nice customer service.Cons: none
10.0 Excellent14 Jun 2017
Great experiencePros: No hassle, car ready at the time promised, fast return!
2.0 Mediocre15 Mar 2017
Cons: The office reception when i walked in smelled badly of accumilated farts, not enough cars as i didnt like my car so i upgraded and still the choices were poor
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Easirent
2 locations in Harrisburg
Easirent
Locations in Harrisburg
Capital City Airport
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Harrisburg International Airport
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Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in Harrisburg
Sunnycars
Locations in Harrisburg
2 Terminal Drive
Recent reviews
85 travellers who hired a car in Harrisburg gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.9

Car hire locations in or near Harrisburg

Good to know

Most popular car type

Intermediate

When to book a car hire in Harrisburg

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Top tips for hiring a car in Harrisburg

  • Harrisburg is like many U.S. cities in that it was designed and planned for automobiles. Public transportation in the city is quite lacking and their service is slow and inefficient. If you want to get around town efficiently, a personal vehicle is definitely the best option. For example, the 5-minute drive that it takes to get from downtown Harrisburg to the State Museum of Pennsylvania quickly turns into a 25-minute ride on public transport.
  • Those arriving at Harrisburg International Airport who are looking to rent a vehicle right after landing will find that the hire car desks are conveniently located in the Ground Floor Transportation Center of the airport’s main terminal.
  • Though Harrisburg is not that far north, it still experiences the occasional winter storms. Ice and snow can quickly blanket roads and drivers should be prepared for wintery weather if they visit during the colder months of the year. Drivers not confident in their ability to handle the snow and ice should make sure to drive extra carefully and to check the weather regularly so that a storm doesn’t catch them by surprise.
  • Drivers can expect the morning rush hour in Harrisburg to pick up at around 6:30 a.m. during the workweek and to finish up by around 9:00 a.m. As for the afternoon rush hour, it is a bit less severe and starts at about 4:00 p.m. and quiets down shortly after 6:00 p.m. The Capital Beltway is one of the more bogged-down avenues in Harrisburg, particularly as it crosses the Susquehanna River.
  • Book your car hire in Harrisburg at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hires in Harrisburg are around 62% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Harrisburg

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire company in Harrisburg is Hertz (8.0, 66 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Harrisburg is £2.34 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £28 and £37, depending on the car size.

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

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

  • A Intermediate car hire in Harrisburg costs £49 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car hire in Harrisburg costs £22 per day, on average.

  • A Luxury car hire in Harrisburg costs £112 per day, on average.

  • Fortunately for those who prefer large cars, Harrisburg’s wide streets are well-suited for all sizes of vehicles. Whether you are driving an SUV or a compact, you should have no problem navigating the streets of Harrisburg. However, drivers should note that in the downtown area the on-street parking spaces can be limited in size, making a smaller vehicle easier to park. Additionally, if you plan on embarking on long drives across the state or are concerned about your carbon footprint, it may be worth choosing a more fuel-efficient vehicle.

  • Speed limits in Harrisburg start at a low of 25 to 35 mph on residential roads. Next up after that are urban roads, which range from 35 to 50 mph, depending on their size and location. Rural roads, on the other hand, range from 40 to 55 mph, while interstates and highways have speed limits as high as 70 mph.

  • Drivers can expect to pay, on average, $2.35 per gallon of petrol in Harrisburg. This is a fairly average price that is well below the $3.00+ prices seen on the West Coast, but also a bit above the sub-$2.00 prices seen in Texas.

  • Parking garages are plentifully available in Harrisburg and drivers should have no issue finding spots in them. Additionally, parallel on-street parking is amply available on many of the city streets, aside from the largest urban roads. In general, drivers will find that streetside parking is predominantly popular in the less dense urban areas and peripheral residential areas in Harrisburg. As for paid parking, rates start as low as $1.50 per hour in many garages.