Madison car hire

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Madison, WI, United States
24 Oct — 31 Oct
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Madison, WI, United States
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Pick-up locationMadison
Hire locations17
Airport locations7

Madison car hire reviews and directory

From £32/dayRated no. 1
Best rated
7.3 Good (193 reviews)
3 locations in Madison
Locations in Madison
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  • 7.4
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible5 Oct 2021
The location wasn't open. I had a scheduled pick up at noon on a Saturday. The location wasn't even up on Saturdays or Sundays....
3.9 Mediocre17 Sep 2021
Sighed up to pick car at the airport, your site got me a car, but it wasn't at the airport it was a $60 Uber ride away. Beware that when you request to pick up a car at the airport it may not be at the airport and can cost a lot to of time and money to get to the car that was rented.
5.9 Okay29 Aug 2021
I believe my credit card information may have been compromised after I retuned the car there was a $100 charge attempted after I already paid for my rental.
1.9 Horrible17 Jul 2021
They cancelled our car. Claimed they didn’t have one after all.
2.0 Mediocre15 Jun 2021
Due to travel delays, we arrived fifteen minutes outside of the pick-up time frame. Our reservation had been taken by someone else, so we were forced into a more expensive upgrade.
8.0 Excellent8 Jun 2021
The staff we were working with was friendly, not another staff member was getting frustrated with a customerIt was a small room and many people were picking up at the same time
4.0 Okay11 May 2021
When I first arrived, I was told the minivan I rented had been sold. Then I was told he had to speak to the manager to see if he could find a minivan (which I needed to move my daughter out of her apartment). They "found" another minivan and it was filthy. Then I requested to be able to pay for tolls and they said this vehicle did not have that option. One would think that all rental vehicles would have that options. I then had to figure out how to attach the plate and pay for tolls on the highway to Illinois. I have rented vehicles from Hertz many times and this was not the best experience I have had.
8.0 Excellent2 Apr 2021
Very friendly staff and clean carWasn’t able to change drop off location
6.0 Good18 Mar 2021
The drop off was very easy and friendly. The car didn't break down.The car wasn't clean but I understand they were busy.
2.0 Mediocre28 Feb 2021
They waited until I arrived to tell me they didn’t have a rental available
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Rated no. 2
8.4 Excellent (81 reviews)
5 locations in Madison
Locations in Madison
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Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent9 Jun 2020
very friendly staff. clean car. free upgrade due to car I ordered not in lot yet. car worked well. very positive experience.
10.0 Excellent18 Feb 2020
Staff was excellent treated very well go to business there againIn my opinion they did very well and again I will do business with them again
10.0 Excellent21 Oct 2019
The young fellow was very accommodating, changing cars for me when another renter left the car with terrible smoke smell. He also walked around and marked things I wouldn't have seen to avoid getting "pinged" ways can get you like that.
10.0 Excellent4 Aug 2019
The staff was the best! He asked why we were renting & made a suggestion to he could give me a truck vs suv for the same cost. That was the best! The truck met our needs even better than the suv would have.Best experience I have ever had when renting a car!
8.0 Excellent27 Jul 2019
The airport Enterprise desk sent me across town to another Enterprise location that was closed till noon.
2.0 Mediocre16 Jul 2019
Rented the car to pick up close to my apartment. Did not get the details, requested several times, no response. Went to pick up the car at the place, the car was not available!! Poor performance!!
10.0 Excellent8 May 2019
Friendly and courteous staff
8.4 Excellent6 May 2019
very friendly but not helpful!The person who rented the car to me neglected to tell me that they didn't have anyone available to drive me home after I returned the rental car on a Saturday morning. When I returned the car, the person behind the counter just said, "Oh, we don't have anyone on Saturdays."
10.0 Excellent28 Mar 2019
Staff was nice, Friendly and accommodating.When trying to contact the actual store, I got the reservation center. They were very pushy and said the size of vehicle was going to be at the location. When we got there, the vehicle size was not there. We wound up having to choose something else at the same price.
9.6 Excellent25 Feb 2019
The staff was prompt, friendly, helpful and gave clear directions. Car was in excellent condition and clean and conveniently located.
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From £29/dayRated no. 3
Most popular
Cheapest deal
8.3 Excellent (39 reviews)
1 location in Madison
Locations in Madison
  • 8.6
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  • 8.1
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent17 Aug 2020
Price and fast serviceFirst car was cleaned but had the maintenance light on and a low pressure tired. The second car was not not too cleaned. Also, I wanted to add an extra day but they would charge me more than twice instead of honoring the same price.
6.0 Good7 Aug 2020
Our car was damaged after we returned it. Unfortunately, we didn't take pictures after we dropped it off and are being charged for it. I understand their policy, and they can do what they want, but it puts a damper on our experience.
10.0 Excellent9 Jul 2020
Staff was friendly, easy pick up And return
10.0 Excellent17 Apr 2020
Very fast pickup and drop off. Clean and quality car. Great price.
10.0 Excellent13 Apr 2020
Dane County Airport Agent was on point with her details everything was ready for me. Durning this pandemic, vehicle was wiped down prior and could smell the cleanest when I opened the car door. When I dropped off in Charlotte Airport, the attendant was professional. Thank you Alamo!No
8.0 Excellent15 Aug 2019
easy and friendly staff. car close to desk.nothing particular.
10.0 Excellent16 Jul 2019
7.2 Good7 Feb 2019
Staff was greatIt was freezing cold below zero and they knew I was coming in. I feel they could have either moved the vehicle closer or started it. I had to walk to the furthest outside stall and it was hard starting the vehicle
2.0 Mediocre23 Jan 2019
Vehicle was not safe. I rented a car a few hours before a forecast 5-7 inch snowstorm. After almost getting stuck several times during the blizzard, I checked the condition of the tires. They were beyond the industry standard for replacement. Shocking that Alamo would rent a car in this condition.
10.0 Excellent15 Jan 2019
Ease of renting, price, value, agent service and friendliness
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Rated no. 4
8 Excellent (59 reviews)
3 locations in Madison
Locations in Madison
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  • 7.9
  • 7.9
  • 8.2
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay10 May 2021
The staff at pickup was overloaded. Fastbreak was very slow.Fastbreak could have been quicker. The car had a terrible Cigar odor that caused me an the passengers to feel sick to our stomachs. We had to periodically open the windows to try to mitigate the cigar smell and sick to stomach feeling. I'm requesting a credit towards a future car rental. Thank you.
10.0 Excellent30 Nov 2020
The agent was friendly and funny. Checking-in electronically made it so I was in and out of the store very quickly.Nothing of note could have been improved.
7.2 Good12 Oct 2020
Staff was lovely and helpful! The car fit our needs.Felt pressured to get car protection
10.0 Excellent29 Aug 2020
Car was super clean- both pick-up and drop-off was super easy and the employees were informed and so nice.Shuttle to off airport location would be great as walking with luggage isn’t easy..
10.0 Excellent19 Aug 2020
Hassle free pick up and drop off
10.0 Excellent12 Jul 2020
Nothing, it was great!
10.0 Excellent10 Dec 2019
The woman who helped me at the front desk at pickup was great at explaining everything and very personable.
6.0 Good3 Nov 2019
The hours of operation were very odd. I could have read more fine print but most people assume at least regular 9-5.
5.2 Okay11 Oct 2019
It was fairly expensive for the car I got.
5.6 Okay26 Jan 2019
Drop off was super easy. Affordable car for what we needed. Car was clean inside though very snowy on the exterior.Computers were down so the budget/Avis rep sent us to a different location. She didn’t offer transportation there. She said she would call and let them know but failed to do so it took extra time for the Avis rep to figure out what to do.
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Rated no. 5
7.8 Good (2 reviews)
1 location in Madison
Locations in Madison
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5.6 Okay30 Dec 2018
Small location, fast serviceI dropped off in less than 5 minutesI would not recommend Avis ever again
From £38/dayRated no. 6
7.6 Good (20 reviews)
3 locations in Madison
Locations in Madison
  • 7.9
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  • 7.2
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Recent reviews
3.9 Mediocre3 Oct 2021
I had a reservation to pick up my rental at Madison airport at 9 pm. I got there at 9:04 and Avis was already closed for the night. I had to taxi to a hotel and come back in the morning for my rental. What a pain in the ass. Who closes at 9 but takes a reservation for the same time? Very bad business. Will not rent from them again.
1.9 Horrible2 Aug 2021
I had a reservation, they refused to honor it
10.0 Excellent28 Aug 2019
Very friendlyBetter signage about leaving car and walking in n.
4.8 Okay26 Jun 2019
The staff at the counter were very pleasant and helpful.The car was in pretty poor condition. It had some dents and scratches, and if it had been cleaned the cleaning didn't show. Candidly, the car wasn't worth the high rental cost; I've had much nicer cars for a lower cost at other airports.
10.0 Excellent19 Nov 2018
LifesaverBriana (I think it was Briana) at the Dane County Airport helped me quickly get into a great car after a disastrous experience with having a flight canceled without warning. I was in a hurry and on a tight budget. She was kind and helpful and got me a wonderful, reliable and comfy car, fast.
10.0 Excellent27 Nov 2017
We appreciated the call explaining Avis' request to switch our vehicle for your own purposes.
9.6 Excellent7 Feb 2017
the "low tire pressure" light came on and the window washer did not work because it was frozen
3.6 Mediocre5 Jan 2017
Terrible customer serviceFriendly but slow counter service.Slow process to complete pick up. I received no communication that the drop off point for my one-way rental was a satellite location with no official Avis presence, then was charged for a second day after they claimed it was returned late even though there was only a place to drop the keys, so they have no way of verifying my return time. When I called to dispute the additional late charges, the customer service was slow and unhelpful.
6.4 Good16 Jul 2016
Was not a ware I had to pick up off site...cost me too much time on a business trip.
3.6 Mediocre29 Dec 2015
Constant attempts at up selling. They finally gave me a Kia from Budget that had a defective front seat
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1 location in Madison
Locations in Madison
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394 travellers who hired a car in Madison gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.7

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Car hire excess insurance in Madison

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Madison car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Madison.


Keep in mind that car hire excess 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 Madison car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Madison

  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Madison for £32 or less
  • Book your car hire in Madison at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hires in Madison are around 10% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in Madison

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

  • On average a hire car in Madison costs £36 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Madison are Enterprise (8.6, 257 reviews), Budget (8.0, 62 reviews), and Hertz (7.3, 207 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Madison is £2.59 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £31 and £41, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Madison.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Truax Field airport include Alamo, Avis and Hertz.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Truax Field airport to off-airport locations include Alamo, Avis and Hertz.

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

  • A Economy car hire in Madison costs £43 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car hire in Madison costs £39 per day, on average.

  • A Supplier choice car hire in Madison costs £34 per day, on average.

  • In Madison, cars are most frequently hired at Hertz 6514 Odana Road (5 miles from city centre).

  • On average hiring a car in Madison costs £255 per week (£36 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Madison costs £1,092 per month (£36 per day).