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New Orleans, LA, United States
19 May — 26 May
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New Orleans, LA, United States
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Pick-up locationNew Orleans
Hire locations19
Airport locations5

New Orleans car hire reviews and directory

From £39/dayRated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.1 Excellent (166 reviews)
5 locations in New Orleans
Enterprise
Locations in New Orleans
1019 Baronne Street+1 504 593 9068
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
10200 East I-10 Service Rd.+1 504 241 3900
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
1939 Canal Street+1 504 522 7900
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00
4001 S Carrollton Ave+1 504 483 1779
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
4122 Chef Menteur Hwy+1 504 942 8766
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 8.1
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  • 8.1
  • 7.9
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent18 Oct 2020
Pros: the whole experience was great....everyone was friendly.....Cons: it was al good....
8.4 Excellent7 Sep 2020
Pros: Helpful staff.Cons: I believed this location was at MSY, but it was not. I had to take a 25 minute Uber ride to the actual location. I will need to be more careful on selecting next time. I was sure that I selected MSY. :(
9.6 Excellent5 Aug 2020
Pros: The car was awesome, and the pick-up and drop-off experiences were seamless.
10.0 Excellent20 Jun 2020
Cons: This Enterprise location was fast and friendly. Loved the service!
9.6 Excellent27 Nov 2019
Pros: Speedy check in process
2.0 Mediocre13 Aug 2019
Pros: Staff member was incredibly rude and left me feeling opposed to never using this service ever again.
10.0 Excellent23 Jun 2019
Pros: Staff was quick and easy on pick up and delivery.
7.2 Good27 May 2019
Pros: Affordable, easy pick up and drop off.Cons: The car was dirty when we picked it up and only had a half tank of gas! There was gum stuck to the doors and trash tucked between the seats- yuck.
8.0 Excellent9 May 2019
Pros: Friendly, efficient staff at both ends.Cons: Dropping off at the airport would have meant a $75 charge, but dropping it at their location 3 miles away was free.
10.0 Excellent2 May 2019
Pros: Helpful & Freindly Staff
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From £27/dayRated no. 2
Hertz
6 Good (197 reviews)
2 locations in New Orleans
Hertz
Locations in New Orleans
13040 I 10 Service Road+1 504 246 2729
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
901 Convention Ctr Blvd+1 504 568 1645
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
  • 6.4
  • 6.5
  • 5.8
  • 5.4
  • 6.1
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent17 Mar 2021
Pros: The staff were VERY friendly and more than accommodating. Drop off was a breeze!Cons: Snacks provided in the car? Ahahaha
2.0 Mediocre23 Feb 2021
Pros: I live in Austin and we experienced a winter storm which caused United to cancel my flight to New Orleans. I called and cancelled my car rental due to the unprecented winter storm. Hertz only refunded me $43. They kept $50 of my money even though this was not my fault at all. I won’t use kayak or hertz again.
2.0 Mediocre23 Feb 2021
Cons: I prepaid for a car . When I went to pick the car up , hertz said they didn’t have cars available.
4.0 Okay22 Feb 2021
Cons: The car smelled like smoke and was missing the gas cap. I also received no instructions on returning the car on a Sunday when Hertz is closed.
2.0 Mediocre17 Feb 2021
Pros: We showed up to Hertz to pick up our car and waited about 15 minutes in line to be helped when the manager came out and said he couldn’t help us and they were closed and no longer renting out cars due to the bad weather. He “apologized” that the two workers at the desk did not notify us but said the most he could do was have us come back tomorrow at 12. We missed our tour and lost our money and even worse they made us wait outside to figure out a way to get back in town since we were stranded! When asked why we weren’t notified so we didn’t waste our time he said we tried to send emails but maybe we missed you. The person next to us waiting was in the same boat and said he never received a text, email or call either so clearly that was a lie. Worst service I’ve ever experienced would not recommend this Hertz.Cons: What couldn’t have been better!
2.0 Mediocre17 Feb 2021
Pros: Nothing. Horrible service.Cons: You booked the pickup time for a time after their business closed on Saturday. Hertz then sent us to the airport location, where there was a huge wait only to find out they didn’t have any available cars. When we went to go get the car when they reopened on Monday, we waited in a long line again only to be told they didn’t have a car for us (and wouldn’t have had one even if they had been open when we tried to get it the first time).
2.0 Mediocre10 Feb 2021
Pros: Nothing really.Cons: I could have driven away with a rental car. Instead I waited an hour and the car never showed up and I wasted $22 in round trip ubers just to go home and rent a car from another company.
2.0 Mediocre1 Feb 2021
Cons: Customer service was that of an attitudinal teen.
10.0 Excellent9 Nov 2020
Pros: staff very friendly, professional. Easy pick up and drop offCons: Delivery of car to hotel
2.0 Mediocre20 Sep 2020
Pros: Horrible experienceCons: We booked a car 1 week prior to travel. Arrived at the airport of our destination and called the rental car company in which they told us they were closed and had no more cars. Our pickup time was for 4 pm and apparently they close at 4 pm. Why would they allow us to book this? And Why weren’t we notified in advance there were no cars?
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From £31/dayRated no. 3
Budget
Most popular
7.4 Good (79 reviews)
2 locations in New Orleans
Budget
Locations in New Orleans
1317 Canal Street+1 504 565 5600
Monday09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday09:00 - 14:00
Wednesday09:00 - 14:00
Thursday09:00 - 14:00
Friday09:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00
2 Poydras Street+1 504 558 1860
Monday09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday09:00 - 14:00
Wednesday09:00 - 14:00
Thursday09:00 - 14:00
Friday09:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
  • 7.3
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent10 May 2021
Pros: Houston staff was helpful and understanding.Cons: Pickup in New Orleans could have been better: the representative did not give us a chance to inspect the car nor did he notate the amount of gas in the tank. Luckily we took a photo showing the tank was not full when we received the car, because in Houston at drop off they were expecting the car to be full until we explained and had the picture as proof. We also discovered while driving that one of the headlights was out, which the New Orleans representative did not inform us/note down, but the Houston representative noticed immediately before we even told him.
10.0 Excellent21 Apr 2021
Pros: Quick fast and efficient with a credit card and done online. Promotion available after rental dropoffCons: Not sure if anything slightly cheaper
10.0 Excellent3 Mar 2021
Pros: Yes. The staff was very helpful. The car was great and they saved me at last minute when a scam rental service did me wrong and would not rent to me. Thank you Budget.Cons: I guess the drop off was not clearly marked as far as what the procedure is, and an employee did not meet me when dropping off the car. I just had to go inside and all was taken care of.
2.0 Mediocre21 Jun 2020
Cons: They allowed me to place a pickup time when the place was closed.
3.2 Mediocre24 May 2020
Pros: staff at this location is always helpful and dropoff is easyCons: Car absolutely reeked of cigarettes and/or cannabis. There was essentially no windshield wiper fluid at all.
10.0 Excellent3 Oct 2019
Pros: Everything was perfecto
10.0 Excellent11 Sep 2019
Pros: No one in line when I picked up vehicle or dropped off!!
8.4 Excellent18 Jul 2019
Pros: Staff and cleanliness and accessibilityCons: Thought it was a little expensive but in hindsight I think it was the fact that Louisiana state tax is 25% so that amped up the price. Good car overall. It may need an oil change and the transmission feels weird in lower RPMs
10.0 Excellent1 Jul 2019
Pros: New Car. Smoothly handed over. Everything great!Cons: Nothing.
10.0 Excellent21 May 2019
Pros: The staff, especially Anika, was very helpful.
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From £18/dayRated no. 4
GREEN MOTION
Cheapest deal
8 Excellent (3 reviews)
1 location in New Orleans
GREEN MOTION
Locations in New Orleans
1701 Airline Dr+1 504 287 4090
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
  • 8.6
  • 9.3
  • 8
  • 7.3
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent9 May 2021
Pros: Teka was very friendly and helpful. This car rental company is off-site from the rental center to provide lower rates, so the facilities are sparse. The car was great and clean and it was an excellent experience.Cons: We had difficulty reaching the main number but were finally picked-up at the bus stop at the car rental center. The vehicle was great except for the dirty inside of the windshield.
8.0 Excellent7 May 2021
Pros: Pickup was great, Nick was very friendly and helpful. This is a budget operation, so the facilities are sparse. The car was great and clean, except for the inside of the windshield.Cons: The drop-off was on a Sunday, and handled by someone who was not an actual employee of the company. It was NOT a good experience!
6.0 Good8 Apr 2021
Cons: Just a heads up. This rental company IS NOT LOCATED AT THE CAR RENTA CENTER. You have to take one shuttle from the airport to the car the car rental center and the call them for them to come pick you up there to take you to their place. I specifically chose companies at the terminal to avoid this, but still got this as a choice only to be surprised once I got to the rental center that it was not there
From £27/dayRated no. 5
Avis
7.1 Good (26 reviews)
3 locations in New Orleans
Avis
Locations in New Orleans
1317 Canal Street+1 504 523 4318
Monday09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday09:00 - 14:00
Wednesday09:00 - 14:00
Thursday09:00 - 14:00
Friday09:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00
2 Poydras Street+1 504 581 6901
Monday09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday09:00 - 14:00
Wednesday09:00 - 14:00
Thursday09:00 - 14:00
Friday09:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00
300 Poydras Street+1 504 581 6901
Monday10:00 - 14:00
Tuesday10:00 - 14:00
Wednesday10:00 - 14:00
Thursday10:00 - 14:00
Friday10:00 - 14:00
Saturday10:00 - 14:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
  • 7.6
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  • 7.1
  • 7
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Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre12 Apr 2021
Pros: We received a call on the way to DTW airport Detriot by a man saying there was a mix up with our reservation as they were closing at Noon. Note I made this on March 20 and he is calling me on April 3. We cannot make it before closing as we land at 4:00 so he modified our reservation ON HIS OWN ACCORD to MSY and a new price of $1110 vs the $483.88 Cannot get any help at counter because it was made thru Kayak / Priceline and can’t get a hold of anyone. Finally I call Avis and she gets me an unpublished deal of $797.79. I received a reminder email on April 2 too. Someone did a bait and switch on me and owes me $313.91. I expect an email or call ASAP Jeff Murray (616)840-2039 or jjmurray7@aol.comCons: See above
2.0 Mediocre4 Apr 2021
Pros: Literally nothing.Cons: Everything. The guy was an hour and a half late then just said, “Oh well you shouldn’t have been able to book it earlier.” No apology, no discount... It ruined our whole day because we were two hours late after he had to drive us to another location because the one I reserved the car at apparently only had a 12-passenger van he kept trying to get us to take. There were three of us! We didn’t want the damn van.
2.8 Mediocre30 Dec 2019
Pros: Car was not ready. Expected wait was 45 minutes.Cons: Car should have been ready. Avis should have texted or called to let us know they were short of cars.
4.0 Okay29 Jul 2019
Pros: Picking up and dropping off were easy.Cons: They charged me $40 more than on the original contract. There is no reason given on the receipt.
10.0 Excellent16 Jul 2019
Pros: Staff was GREAT!Cons: I did not know a Sentra was a midsize car
8.0 Excellent23 Feb 2019
Pros: Fadt checkoutCons: Hours are limited so you cant drop off earlier than 8 am or later than 6 pm.
10.0 Excellent7 Oct 2017
Pros: ServiceCons: Size of car
8.0 Excellent5 Aug 2017
Pros: The representatives were friendly.Cons: They did not have a booster seat for my 6 year old daughter. We called 3 in the area and none if them had one, so we ended up at Wal-Mart and bought a seat ourselves.
8.8 Excellent5 Jun 2017
Got bad car firstPros: I got a bad car that was shaking at the speed more than 55 mph. Was able to change it for absolutely new car in another city's airport without any problem and enjoyed the rest of my trip driving new Ford Edge.Cons: I booked SUV but at the pick up office they told me that they had only mid size cars. I insisted on SUV. They found it, but it was bad. They should have checked it.
2.0 Mediocre28 Mar 2017
Pros: Car got good mileageCons: When we went to pick up our car in New Orleans they said they ran out of the small SUVs that we had reserved. They only had a car for us. The car had cigarette smoke smell in it.
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Rated no. 6
Economy Rent a Car
6.5 Good (12 reviews)
1 location in New Orleans
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in New Orleans
1021 Airline Dr, Kenner, LA+1 504 500 1880
  • 7.1
  • 7
  • 6.6
  • 7.3
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre3 May 2021
Pros: Staff at Nola Rental Car were wonderful Cannot say same for Economy where the rental was placed through. Will never rent through Kayak again!Cons: Everything
4.0 Okay19 Apr 2021
Pros: location was inconvenient but the staff did their best considering.Cons: The car was in bad shape . It sounded like the wheel bearings were completely shot and front and rear fenders weren't attached and were flapping in the wind on the freeway. It did last for the rental period but I wasn't sure it would.
8.0 Excellent30 Mar 2021
Pros: Staff was friendly, car inspection was thorough and previous damage was clearly markedCons: We were not made aware at time of rental that the car rental company was not located where the airport transportation dropped us off. The gentleman who picked us up was prompt and all went smoothly after our arrival at the car rental which was very close to the drop off point.
6.0 Good25 Mar 2021
Pros: The service was ok. They were not located in the car rental area so a car had to go pick us up there and take us to the hotel where they were.Cons: The car was in a very poor condition. The chargers and usb didn’t work. It made noises.
8.0 Excellent22 Mar 2021
Pros: So much easier picking this car up at the Days Inn, than dealing with the Rental car faciility.Cons: It could have been easier to have the shuttle pick us up at the airport rather than the bus stop shelter
8.0 Excellent4 Feb 2021
Pros: Friendly staffCons: Better schedule for drop off at air port
4.0 Okay3 Feb 2021
Cons: Location was TWO shuttle rides from airport and lacked clear instructions
4.0 Okay26 Nov 2020
Cons: The outside of the car was caked in dirt. The inside of the car smells like someone has been smoking in it for a while. The handling of the car is sketchy. The door lock and unlock buttons only work if the vehicle is running.
8.0 Excellent18 Dec 2019
Cons: Plan on extra time if you need to catch a flight because the location is on the other side of the terminal.
From £21/dayRated no. 7
Ace
5 Okay (9 reviews)
1 location in New Orleans
Ace
Locations in New Orleans
2070 Poydras Street+1 504 525 4551
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00
  • 5.5
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  • 5.3
  • 6
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre29 Mar 2021
Cons: They push the insurance scam real hard. They try to tell you you got to have proof of personal insurance with you. I walked out the door.
2.0 Mediocre3 Mar 2021
Pros: The staff was somewhat friendly but they are stuck in a fowl location and many of there customers are turned away and unhappy.Cons: They could have clearly stated in big letters that they don’t rent to any one who doesn’t have proof of full collision auto insurance.
6.0 Good28 Oct 2020
Pros: Few staff was ok.Cons: Need to ensure proper maintenance of the vehicle before renting them we rented a smoke vehicle with flat tire.
5.6 Okay17 Oct 2020
Pros: Staff was fine. Neglected to document existing damage until prompted to do so.Cons: The cruise control didn’t work. The drivers side window switch was intermittent. Downgraded from 2020 model car to 2017 at checkin...
2.0 Mediocre9 Feb 2020
Pros: We canceled our reservation they called us an hour before pick up to tell us we needed a $300 deposit
10.0 Excellent30 Nov 2019
Pros: Quick easy, friendly staffCons: Cheap option for shuttle to/from airport.
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Eagle Rent A Car
2 locations in New Orleans
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in New Orleans
2830 Canal St
New Orleans airport
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
2 locations in New Orleans
Sunnycars
Locations in New Orleans
225 East Airline Hwy Kenner
600 Rental Blvd
Recent reviews
492 travellers who hired a car in New Orleans gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.0

Car hire locations in or near New Orleans

Good to know

Most popular agency

Budget

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

£39/day

Good deal

£31/day

When to book a car hire in New Orleans

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in New Orleans

  • New Orleans is a cultural melting pot of diverse heritage, world-renowned music, exceptional nightlife, and culinary options. Renting a car will help you maximize your time in New Orleans; whether you aim to explore the varied wetlands that the surrounding lakes and Mississippi River have to offer, or would prefer to discover secrets spread across the downtown metropolis, renting a car is the best option. Aside from checking out the distinctive Creole-styled architecture in the French Quarter, ensure you venture across Lake Pontchartrain and witness the isolated beauty of Fontainebleau State Park and Mandeville.
  • The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is located approximately 4.5 miles from the downtown area and you can expect to complete the drive in about 25 minutes. Major hire companies such as Enterprise, Budget, Hertz, and Dollar have a range of hire options to suit you; you can use KAYAK to find the best deal. Once you have collected your luggage, proceed towards the exit and take a right turn under the sheltered walkway towards the Car hire Facility to pick up your keys.
  • Streetcars, commonly referred to as trams in other parts of the world, are present in the center of town and you must be careful while driving to provide the right of way and ensure you do not stop on the tracks. While drinking alcohol on the street is uniquely legal in New Orleans, having an open alcoholic container in your car while driving is not. Right-hand turns on a red light are legal in New Orleans unless otherwise indicated.
  • Like most major cities, New Orleans experiences rush hour delays at peak commuting periods of the work week. It is advisable to plan around the rush hour between 7:30 am and 9:30 am, as well as 4 pm and 7 pm. People come to New Orleans from all across the world to celebrate events such as Mardi Gras and the Jazz & Heritage Festival. During these festivities, traffic is particularly affected close to the French Quarter so, if you are in the city during this period, allow some extra time to reach your destination.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in New Orleans for £31 or less
  • Book your car hire in New Orleans at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hires in New Orleans are around 69% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in New Orleans

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

  • On average a hire car in New Orleans costs £39 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in New Orleans are Enterprise (8.0, 205 reviews), Thrifty (7.8, 146 reviews), and Dollar (7.6, 234 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in New Orleans is £2.30 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 New Orleans.

  • The only car hire company onsite at Louis Armstrong airport is GREEN MOTION.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Louis Armstrong airport to off-airport locations include Budget, Alamo, Thrifty, Hertz, Avis, Dollar, Enterprise and National.

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

  • A Intermediate car hire in New Orleans costs £45 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car hire in New Orleans costs £35 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in New Orleans costs £44 per day, on average.

  • In New Orleans, cars are most frequently hired at Avis 1317 Canal Street (1 miles from city centre).

  • On average hiring a car in New Orleans costs £276 per week (£39 per day).

  • On average a car hire in New Orleans costs £1,184 per month (£39 per day).

  • There are plenty of winding, narrow, or dead-end streets throughout New Orleans, thanks to the town shaping around the Mississippi River. That’s why it is best to rent an intermediate sedan to suit. Use KAYAK to view the best deals across all hire companies and think about renting something similar to a Kia Soul or Hyundai Elantra.

  • The speed limit in the residential and commercial area of New Orleans can vary from 20 mph up to 45 mph, so be careful to check the indicated signage. On freeways that are close to urban areas, the speed limit can be as low as 50 mph, while in more rural areas you can increase your speed to 70 mph.

  • Your travel budget just got a handy helping hand, as New Orleans is one of the cheapest cities to fill up a tank of petrol across all of the U.S. You can expect to pay approximately $2.09 per gallon of gas, which is considerably cheaper than the national average.

  • Commercially operated parking garages are the best option for secure parking in the downtown district. At Clarke Garage and Commerce Garage, both located on Gravier Street on the outskirts of the French Quarter, you can expect to pay approximately $10 to $15 for all-day weekend parking. Leave your car here for the day and explore the downtown district conveniently on foot.