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Philadelphia, PA, United States
15 May — 22 May
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Philadelphia car hire information

Pick-up locationPhiladelphia
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, People carrier, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV
Hire locations72
Airport locations20
Popular agenciesBudget, Dollar, Thrifty, Alamo

Cheap car hire in Philadelphia

£49/dayEconomy
£34/dayCompact
£80/dayIntermediate
£37/dayStandard
£36/dayFull-size
£46/dayPeople carrier
£72/dayFull-size SUV
£82/dayPremium
£97/dayLuxury
£42/dayIntermediate SUV
£101/dayStandard SUV
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Philadelphia car hire reviews and directory

From £27/dayRated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
Most popular
8.6 Excellent (461 reviews)
2 locations in Philadelphia
Alamo
Locations in Philadelphia
1 Arrivals Rd+1 833 338 3323
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
2955 Market St+1 215 387 9077 ext. 1
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 17:00
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
6.0 Good12 Apr 2021
Pros: There was nothing over and above what was reasonably expected of such a transaction.Cons: I requested to extend the rental period, however, the customer "service" person stated the rate for the days during the extension was twice the rate I had for the initial rental. He could do absolutely zero, nothing, utterly not empowered as a frontline customer facing representative to even attempt to make it feasible for me let alone achieve "customer delight." When ending the call the representative asked if he could do anything else for me, I responded, "No, your competitor is going to." The representative had no response other than to read the script on his screen and say, "Thank you, have a nice day." A bot has more decision making power and understanding. I went to an Alamo competitor, rented for an extended period of time and started a corporate account with that competitor. And that's how easy it is to loose the lifetime value of a customer. You can do better.
2.0 Mediocre17 Feb 2021
Pros: Staff was friendlyCons: Having a vehicle when arriving Having a vehicle that works Doing oil change instead of having client deal with the light and consistent warning signal Change windshield wiper so i dont have too!!
8.0 Excellent21 Dec 2020
Pros: drop off easy, nice staffCons: very expensive
2.0 Mediocre30 Nov 2020
Cons: Staff was rude when I questioned 50% increase in price versus quote from Kayak.
8.8 Excellent21 Oct 2020
Pros: I loved picking out our car and the fast drop off and shuttle.Cons: Arriving only one person was working to get people to cars, which caused a bottleneck, despite that one person being great!
2.0 Mediocre20 Oct 2020
Pros: Not muchCons: Pick up was ridiculous we had to wait In The rain to be picked up to be taken for our rental car Overpriced for what we got
9.6 Excellent19 Oct 2020
Pros: The staff at the Philadelphia off-airport location were very helpful, and they made the pickup quick and easy.Cons: As I waited outside the airport for the shuttle to bring me to the rental car lot, the blue National/Alamo bus approached as I waved, then drove right past me without even slowing. I'd been waiting for a while. A Dollar/Thrifty driver slowed down to check on me when I wasn't even waving at him, and ended up giving me a ride and dropping me off outside Alamo. So that was exceptionally cool and even heartwarming. When I mentioned it to the Alamo desk staff, they did give me a $25 discount. So ... I'm all good with it.
4.0 Okay13 Oct 2020
Pros: The drop off was easyCons: The car smelled like cigarette smoke the driver side side mirror was malfunctioning
2.0 Mediocre23 Sep 2020
Cons: No one answered when I called to confirm a car was available and no one was at the rental counter when I arrived to pick up the car. Totally unprofessional.
8.0 Excellent17 Sep 2020
Cons: I wS TOLD THAT SOSMEONE WOULD SHOW ME THE FIXTURES ON THE CAR THAT I WOULD NEED TO USE, OPEN GAS TANK, TURN ON THE HEADLIGHTS, ADJUST THE SEATS, ETC. THE MAN THAT POINTED OUT MY CAR SAID "THERE'S YOUR CAR" AND WALKED AWAY. EVERYTHING ELSE WAS FINE
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From £32/dayRated no. 2
Enterprise
7.9 Good (178 reviews)
18 locations in Philadelphia
Enterprise
Locations in Philadelphia
1 Arrivals Rd+1 833 338 3321
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
10100 Bustleton Ave+1 215 677 5355
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
110 Leverington Ave+1 215 509 7109
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
1201 E Erie Ave+1 215 289 7200
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 17:00
1236-40 Washington Ave+1 215 389 8900
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
217 W Chelten Ave # 233+1 215 844 8122
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
36 S 19th St+1 215 751 1460
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
510 N Front And Spring Garden+1 215 592 9700
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
5847 N Broad St+1 215 225 2500
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 17:00
6800 Rising Sun Ave.+1 215 745 5545
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
6801 Germantown Ave+1 215 951 6923
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
6820-26 Castor Avenue+1 215 342 2300
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
7001 Essington Ave-vans Only+1 215 492 9766
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00
7001 Essington Ave+1 215 492 9766
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00
727 Chestnut St+1 215 625 6970
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
7601 Roosevelt Blvd+1 215 331 6000
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 17:00
8913 Frankford Ave+1 215 333 1800
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
Sheraton 15 S. 36th Street+1 215 387 3283
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
  • 8.1
  • 8.1
  • 7.9
  • 7.9
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
5.6 Okay23 Nov 2020
Pros: The staff was very good- they were well organized and working hard. There were lots of customers for limited staff. They were efficient and did their jobs well - there was no time for niceties other than polite service. They were inconsistent in enforcing the rule about "only the renter may come in the building". As a result my wife stood in the cold and watched other couples inside who elected not to comply with the stated rules. The car I got was adequate and functioned fine but was quite expensive (modest car- pretty high rate 140/2 days- tiny Hyundai) so it was adequate but not outstanding value. Return process was highly effective with good speed and no glitches. Again-staff is excellent. Overall- competent but modest value and inconsistent adherence to rules.Cons: Standardize adherence to rules. More staff on busy days. More product selection.
2.0 Mediocre26 Oct 2020
Pros: no, they were not helpful and they were misleading. Apparently they required an airline confirmation as we were paying with a debit card. 3 trips walking to the rental building in the rain the story changed slightly each time as far as what was need. never got the car and will certainly let all know that the Enterprise holding rental companies are incompetant.Cons: FIre the entire staff at the Philadelphia airport and hire a staff of concerned workers who work hard to keep their job and seek improvement, not the type that is hired and they feel entitled.
4.8 Okay20 Oct 2020
Pros: The staff were decent. they were friendly and somewhat understanding. The car I received was not the car reserved. and the car received had a horrible odor that the staff tried to convince me of cleaning products. IT WAS NOT!!!! and it smelled so bad the whole trip i had to personally buy air fresheners. Literally!!!! and i know some of my stuff smelled like the car after a few hours. NO GOOD!!!!!!!!!Cons: I asked for a better smelling car before i took it off the lot and they convinced me that the smell would go away. No the smell didnt. Car ran smooth.... also it woulda been nice to have some gas in the car before leaving the lot too.
9.2 Excellent19 Oct 2020
Pros: Drop off excellent and efficient. Shuttle service was excellent.Cons: Pickup was slightly slower than expected. 3 companies sharing one rental area delayed the process. Many clients were waiting in line.
9.2 Excellent10 Oct 2020
Pros: The staff was very helpful, pleasant and informative. There was a little wait at pick up but nothing crazy. Drop off was in and out but overall the experience was excellent!Cons: Nothing!
2.0 Mediocre8 Oct 2020
Cons: Didnt have a car I reserved, only a mini van and at an upcharge
10.0 Excellent5 Oct 2020
Pros: The woman shae! She was so very nice beautiful and just willing to be helpful! She derserves a pay raise!
3.2 Mediocre26 Sep 2020
Pros: Drop off was fine.Cons: There were no cars there when I arrived at my scheduled pick up time, and 5 other people waiting for the same reason. After waiting an hour and a half they drove me half an hour away to to a run down, dirty location in Kensington for a car with bird droppings all over and several dents and scrapes.
2.0 Mediocre25 Sep 2020
Pros: They washed itCons: They only had a pickup truck available
7.6 Good7 Sep 2020
Cons: Drop off at Airport $75.00 up charge is excessive. Originally I was quoted $50.00
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From £32/dayRated no. 3
Avis
7.1 Good (114 reviews)
8 locations in Philadelphia
Avis
Locations in Philadelphia
1 Arrivals Road+1 215 492 0900
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
10600 Roosevelt Boulevard+1 215 969 7470
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00
1200 Market Street+1 215 751 2737
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:30 - 12:30
Sunday08:30 - 12:30
1324 Arch Street+1 215 751 2737
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00
200 South Broad Street+1 215 735 7193
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00
201 N 17th Street+1 215 814 9078
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00
201 South Columbus Boulevard (Olde City)+1 215 629 1333
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00
2951 Market Street (30th St & Market)+1 215 386 2332
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00
  • 7.2
  • 7.5
  • 7.1
  • 6.9
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent6 May 2021
Cons: Clean the car better
4.0 Okay26 Apr 2021
Pros: Drop-off was easy.Cons: Pickup was extremely slow. One counter clerk for 20 customers.
4.0 Okay24 Apr 2021
Pros: Staff at counter was very helpful and friendlyCons: Pick up at terminal was very very slow compared to other competitors.
10.0 Excellent16 Mar 2021
Cons: Nothing
2.0 Mediocre3 Mar 2021
Cons: They over charged me and after multiple calls to customer service, did not fix the issue.
10.0 Excellent24 Feb 2021
Cons: Car had a bit of an odor that wasn’t initially evident, just had it for a day and they were receptive to my comment upon return.
10.0 Excellent16 Dec 2020
Pros: The agent I met with when picking up the car was helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. She was very nice! Kudos!
4.8 Okay2 Sep 2020
Pros: Staff was friendly. However, did not make clear that there was no key drop box for late night drop off. This location is in a hotel. Hard to imagine why this would be the case. Very inconvenient return.Cons: Better clarification on return. Was offered location 20 miles away for late night key return.
7.2 Good21 Aug 2020
Pros: The pickup spot was changed to a spot much further away from the one I had booked. And that site closed 2 hours earlier than my rental ended, requiring me to make another trip back this morning to drop off the keys.Cons: See above
4.0 Okay10 Aug 2020
Cons: Check in took forever lost my wizard check in had to stand in line no ac and only one person working and they wanted to sell every customer anything they could again taking forever
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From £28/dayRated no. 4
Dollar
6.9 Good (186 reviews)
1 location in Philadelphia
Dollar
Locations in Philadelphia
1 Arrivals Road+1 866 434 2226
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:00
Sunday07:00 - 18:00
  • 7.2
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  • 6.8
  • 6.6
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
6.0 Good25 Apr 2021
Cons: Provided an "upgrade" to a size not wanted reeking of smoke. Asked for/got another vehicle which had multiple scratches told they were scuff marks; I took photos to establish it. Camry was a great car.
8.0 Excellent19 Apr 2021
Pros: easy dropoffCons: I couldn't change my pickup. I was originally coming in Saturday and it changed to Friday. They would not take more money and extend the reservation. I literally had to stay at the airport hotel so that I could pick up the car the next day. Why wouldn't the business take more of my money? I thought that's way businesses are there for.
10.0 Excellent4 Apr 2021
Pros: Friendly staff easy access to vehicle
4.0 Okay26 Mar 2021
Cons: The car was 4 years old with high mileage. Junk...
2.0 Mediocre20 Feb 2021
Cons: I had a reservation that was not honored. My family of 5 was stuck in Philadelphia Airport at 10:30pm looking for a rental car.
2.0 Mediocre8 Feb 2021
Pros: Absolutely nothing.
4.0 Okay19 Jan 2021
Cons: Got charged more than quoted by Priceline. Had to wait 20 mins for the car to get cleaned after the previous use. When returning the car was promised the final receipt would be via email, never received that email.
8.0 Excellent6 Dec 2020
Pros: Price of the rentalCons: Drop off required you to go into the building and the associate had to process the check out, other car rental companies do not do this, they just have you drop the car off outside
6.0 Good1 Dec 2020
Pros: shuttle did not come automatically after drop off. we waited 20 min then someone asked if we needed a shuttle. why wouldn't it just be doing rounds?Cons: car smelled overbearing of bad air freshener to cover up cigarette smoke. terrible and nauseating. Start charging 1k for people who smoke in the cars!
6.0 Good28 Nov 2020
Pros: The st0aff was super friendlyCons: Reserved a Dodge ram a week prior to picking up rental because I needed a truck. Ended up with an suv because there were no trucks.
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From £28/dayRated no. 5
Thrifty
6.8 Good (201 reviews)
1 location in Philadelphia
Thrifty
Locations in Philadelphia
1 Arrivals Road+1 877 283 0898
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:00
Sunday07:00 - 18:00
  • 7.2
  • 7
  • 6.7
  • 6.4
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2 May 2021
Pros: NothingCons: The car broke down after one hour of driving, leaving me stuck at the highway. The Lyft ride never arrived and I spent about 7 hours wasted because of a mechanical issue of the car.
2.0 Mediocre1 May 2021
Cons: More poeple at counter waited 3 hours
10.0 Excellent5 Apr 2021
Cons: They don't open until 6am, so if you have a really early flight when dropping off, you drop off at Hertz. Glad I thought to ask knowing I had a very early drop off time. Counter folks were helpful and professional. Good experience.
2.0 Mediocre4 Apr 2021
Cons: My rental through kayak/carental.com was not honored. The supervisor was completely rude and condescending to me when picking up car.
6.0 Good15 Feb 2021
Pros: I was able to get checked in and out very quickly.Cons: The service rep seemed to be agitated and irritated. It was apparent he was in a bad mood and the energy carried over into my experience. I noticed there was a small crack on the right of the car the following morning. I would have preferred there to be a check out area where the customer can review the car prior to taking off the lot. I dropped the ball because I neglected to do my due diligence prior to leaving the lot, but if there was a dedicated area where this can be done that could save time and money.
10.0 Excellent1 Feb 2021
Pros: I had a great experience. My representative was attentive, detail-oriented, possessed a positive and friendly attitude. Carol made my experience at Thrifty/Dollarz an enjoyable one. I was in and out....just how like it and I would definitely use Thrifty/Dollar rental again.
2.0 Mediocre23 Dec 2020
Pros: The drop-off was easy.Cons: The online price was not honored and the car was tiny.
2.0 Mediocre16 Nov 2020
Pros: THIS IS THE WORST CAR RENTAL PLACE EVER!!! DO NOT USE!! Customer service is horrible. People are not friendly. And by the end of it, I found that there was a charge on my bill that I didn't ask for - dishonest business! STOP RIGHT NOW AND DON'T EVEN CONSIDER USING THRIFTY/DOLLAR!Cons: THIS IS THE WORST CAR RENTAL PLACE EVER!!! DO NOT USE!! Customer service is horrible. People are not friendly. And by the end of it, I found that there was a charge on my bill that I didn't ask for - dishonest business! STOP RIGHT NOW AND DON'T EVEN CONSIDER USING THRIFTY/DOLLAR!
10.0 Excellent16 Nov 2020
Pros: Easy. Cheap. Great value.Cons: You get what you pay for - office is not as nice as the other car rental places.
6.8 Good15 Oct 2020
Pros: Sharon mat the PHL location was very helpful.Cons: at the PHL airport there is not a "Thrifty" sigh to notify returning customers where the return lot is. This almost caused me to miss a flight. You absolutely need a SIGH
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From £27/dayRated no. 6
Sixt
6.7 Good (136 reviews)
1 location in Philadelphia
Sixt
Locations in Philadelphia
3601 Island Ave+1 888 749 8227
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:00
Sunday07:00 - 18:00
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
  • 6.6
  • 6.5
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre3 May 2021
Pros: The car was not available upon the time of the prearranged pick up. I was struck having to go to another rental agency, and the vendor is very reluctant to give a refund for the wasted money as they provided no service. Absolutely worthless.Cons: Actually getting what I paid for, or at the very least a full refund.
2.0 Mediocre26 Apr 2021
Pros: NothingCons: No Sixt shuttle showed up at the Philadelphia airport for over 40 min. Called the phone numbers in the email and no answers. Eventually paid Uber to take me to the Sixt office near the Philadelphia airport and it was closed and nobody there. Had to pay Uber again to take me to the hotel I stayed at. Stay away from Sixt. No service, no accountability and a broken system at this company.
6.0 Good19 Apr 2021
Pros: Great staff.Cons: Shuttles weren’t running during hours the website advertised.
4.0 Okay13 Apr 2021
Pros: Drop off was easy, but I still have not received the final bill.Cons: Pickup was a disaster, in spite of general manager's involvement. I ordered a Chrysler 300 (or similar). They didn't have one, and said they would "upgrade" me to a Subaru Forester. I told them I didn't want an SUV. They offered me a sedan for $33 more per day. I refused. They finally gave me no other option other than the Subaru, then I waited 40 minutes to get the car. They claimed they were cleaning it. When I got it, they had simply sprayed the inside and squirted the outside with water. The windshield was filthy, and had bug marks all over it. I had to stop at a gas station to clean the windshield. The GM was extremely stubborn, unhelpful, and unapologetic.
10.0 Excellent5 Apr 2021
Pros: We were given the car we were promised. The car had added features, like smart cruise control to make the drive safer. Staff were really friendly and helpful.Cons: The gentleman who picked us up in the shuttle from the airport was very friendly. He had a mask on but he kept it pulled down to talk to us. Me and my travel partner are both half-vaccinated, so it didn't bother us THAT much, but it was a little irksome. The masks don't work if they don't cover your nose and mouth as you're breathing and talking.
2.0 Mediocre22 Mar 2021
Cons: The office was closed when we arrived for our 8PM reservation after a long day of travel. After waiting for 20+ minutes at the car rental shuttle stop we were told that SIXT was closed and there was no shuttle. We were at that point without a car to get to our final destination and ended up with a last minute rental from Enterprise. Never again with Sixt.
8.0 Excellent19 Mar 2021
Pros: Staff was good. Dropoff was easy, didn't want to give me a receipt before I left. OddCons: Didn't have the suv I really wanted. A similar was $35 more per day. Bait & switch?
2.0 Mediocre9 Feb 2021
Pros: The shuttle never even showed up to pick me up for my rental at Philadelphia Airport. After waiting for twenty minutes in the freezing cold, we tried to call (you cannot get ahold of the local office). The main office tried to connect me, but they apparently closed early for the night. So we had to go to Hertz and get s car for the night to get to the hotel. The next day I called to confirm my reservation so I could go pickup the car after work that day, and the central office said, yes that was fine. Then he double checked the system and realized that they had no cars available, including the car that I had already paid for, which should have been sitting there waiting for me! The only positive thing that happened was that the rep at the main office immediately gave me a full refund with no argument. Unreal.
8.0 Excellent27 Jan 2021
Pros: The staff was helpful and the drop off very easy.Cons: The extra charges should be included when one is looking at the price.
2.0 Mediocre8 Jan 2021
Cons: SUV wasn’t available Only cars and they wanted a $500 deposit which had to be on the same card I booked with. Literally wasted an HR of my life due to lack of simple clarity of what requires. They hit you with the well it’s in the terms and conditions....right cause I was actually gonna read that!
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From £22/dayRated no. 7
Hertz
Cheapest deal
6.5 Good (467 reviews)
16 locations in Philadelphia
Hertz
Locations in Philadelphia
1 Arrivals Road+1 215 492 7205
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
1201 Market St+1 215 238 0356
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 17:00
1546 Cottman Avenue+1 215 342 1896
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
1700 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy+1 215 563 2760
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
2302 Castor Avenue+1 215 537 4960
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
2951 Market Street+1 215 492 2958
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 17:00
3111 Grays Ferry Avenue+1 215 271 2672
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
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4100 Presidential Blvd+1 215 477 2858
Monday08:00 - 12:00
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5091 Umbria Street+1 215 487 1456
Monday08:00 - 12:00
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6633 N Broad St+1 215 927 2615
Monday08:00 - 12:00
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6815 Essington Ave+1 215 365 4070
Monday08:00 - 12:00
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Saturday09:00 - 17:00
7257 Frankford Avenue+1 215 543 9823
Monday08:00 - 12:00
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8 1/2 East Oregon Avenue+1 267 239 2894
Monday09:00 - 17:00
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Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
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8141 Ogontz Avenue+1 215 887 2434
Monday08:00 - 12:00
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9371 Roosevelt Blvd+1 215 676 6260
Monday07:30 - 18:00
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Saturday09:00 - 17:00
9903 Haldeman Avenue+1 215 673 3073
Monday08:00 - 12:00
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Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
  • 6.8
  • 6.9
  • 6.3
  • 6.1
  • 6.3
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent4 May 2021
Pros: Easy pick up and drop off, good priceCons: They gave me a “free upgrade” to a huge suv because they were out of small cars. But I specifically paid for and would have preferred a compact car.
2.0 Mediocre27 Apr 2021
Pros: They crammed down fees and services without my consent or knowledge. They did not adhere to the agreement I had with the Kayak reservation. Drop off was excellent.Cons: Extremely long line and wait at pick up.
2.0 Mediocre21 Apr 2021
Pros: The only thing I liked about my experience was that the vehicle was spacious enough to fit my family as described and the price was also as described.Cons: I searched for the airport locations and click on the price and car that I was comfortable with. When I arrived at the airport, I was told that my reservation was not for the airport location. I was then told that they couldnt help me at all and that I had to call the headquarters. A family of 7 standing around their lobby trying to figure our how to get a rental car while the staff did nothing. They werent pleasant about it or apologized for the inconvenience. The headquarters did the same. They couldnt honor the rate nor did they offer to bring the vehicle to pick us up. Instead they attempted to book a smaller car at the airport for triple the price. We ended up having to take an Uber to the location that was 40 mins away to pick up the car and had to have an argument to drop it off at the airport because the original drop off location was closed on Sundays. Never again.
2.0 Mediocre13 Apr 2021
Cons: The car wasn’t even available and customer service wasn’t helpful at all!! I have very disappointed and displeased with how they handed my car rental situation!!!
10.0 Excellent13 Apr 2021
Pros: Staff was very helpful and friendly. Line was long but quick.Cons: I found someone else’s receipt for their rental under my seat. Whoever cleans the cars should check under the seats. Car was clean just adding this as a note.
2.0 Mediocre12 Apr 2021
Cons: They called me couple hours before my pick up to tell me they didn’t have the vehicle I reserved. They put inaccurate information as far as the miles given on vehicle. The gas tank was on E. The vehicle wasn’t inspected by staff upon pick up. I have been calling all weekend to get no answer not even a voicemail option
10.0 Excellent11 Apr 2021
Pros: Staff was friendly, pick up and drop off were super easy.Cons: Gas was more or less on empty, for which they apologized.
2.0 Mediocre6 Apr 2021
Pros: Nope, very disorganized.Cons: Have rental car ready on time; leave sign on door or something to let people know that representative went to lunch (waited over an hour with no clue as to where rep was); be attentive on calls and don’t leave midcall to attend to another customer; make sure your computer systems work, as cpu system was out when I first picked up vehicle, making it difficult and protracted to get my vehicle. Overall, will not be using KAYAK again as it’s recommendations are subpar.
10.0 Excellent2 Apr 2021
Pros: Ahcmed was great.....they always areCons: A wider range of vehicles but I understand they are limited by space.
8.0 Excellent31 Mar 2021
Cons: Better selection of cars and newer cars.
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From £25/dayRated no. 8
Budget
6.3 Good (283 reviews)
7 locations in Philadelphia
Budget
Locations in Philadelphia
1 Arrivals Road+1 215 492 9043
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
10600 Roosevelt Boulevard+1 215 676 3425
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
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Saturday08:00 - 12:00
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1324 Arch Street+1 215 665 8680
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
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Saturday08:00 - 12:00
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200 South Broad Street+1 215 732 1950
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
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Saturday08:00 - 12:00
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201 North 17th Street+1 215 665 1582
Monday08:00 - 12:00
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201 South Columbus Boulevard+1 215 923 3760
Monday08:00 - 12:00
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2955 Market Street+1 215 222 4262
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
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  • 6.5
  • 6.8
  • 6.3
  • 5.9
  • 6.3
Recent reviews
6.0 Good4 May 2021
Pros: The car was ok.Cons: We waited for 2 hours to pick up a car. We didn’t get our car until 2am, because they were short staffed and Budget was actually closed, so we had to go to Avis to get a car. At drop off we were charged $360 for gas, which has to be an error, and we’ve called 4 times to speak with someone and have been out on hold for over an hour each time, with no resolution. We will NEVER rent from Budget again.
4.0 Okay11 Apr 2021
Cons: The car was clean but smelled awful. I was in a rush and didn’t have time to go back and change it out. The $200 I paid for the car I should not have to put up with a smelly car.
6.0 Good18 Mar 2021
Cons: I know I came in later but the toll pass was not explained so I ended up assuming it was working and it was not . The car also smelled of smoke.
2.0 Mediocre3 Mar 2021
Pros: My flight was delayed and they did not have the car I needed, Did not like anything about the experience will not rent from budget againCons: Pickup bus drove by me twice before I got a ride, only one bus running. Long line at check in not enough staff because my plane was delayed they wanted to charge me double the rate, had to fight to get my rate reserved Car only had 1/3 tank of gas, make sure you document Process took over 2 hrs to get a car, unacceptable After waiting in line for over an hour staff told me I had to call the budget number to change my reservation Will never rent from budget again in philly
6.0 Good22 Feb 2021
Pros: Drop off was easyCons: No one answers the phone at the PHL Budget Rental Car location. Only one agent at rental location with a long line. Suv recommended for snow performed very poorly in snow.
4.0 Okay22 Feb 2021
Pros: The staff are very bad and unprofessional
2.0 Mediocre11 Jan 2021
Cons: The car was filthy. Not washed , inside lord ok, no trash or dirty but smells like cigarettes, alot of cigarettes. I went to the dollar store abd bought myself doest air freshener abd window cleaner abd paper towels to clean it myself, after ask we are in a pandemic abd I have to sit in this thing all day. THEN I wanted to extend my rental but it was $57 a day to extend my $42 a day rental..... that's a joke. It should carry the same price. They close 30 minutes after i dopped it off... so instead of making $40 they got nothing. I was told the reason they didn't wash the car was that the Pipes were frozen.... hasn't been that cold. She was the only one there.. She was very polite, seems like they expect too much from her. Very busy. But for$43 ......i was ok with it.
5.2 Okay14 Sep 2020
Cons: Waited 45min and the shuttle never arrived
6.4 Good10 Sep 2020
Pros: Over all it was a good experience.Cons: The wait for the shuttle bus at Philadelphia airport was way too long. The other rental companies had 2-3 shuttles come and go in the time we waited for your shuttle. I started wondering if you weren’t running shuttles. Then when we got on the shuttle it was hot with no ac.
5.6 Okay31 Aug 2020
Pros: OkCons: Have enough staff to accommodate the volume of customers based upon their reservations. Spending 2 hours to get my vehicle was rediculous
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Rated no. 9
Payless
5.2 Okay (182 reviews)
2 locations in Philadelphia
Payless
Locations in Philadelphia
2075 Byberry Road+1 215 676 6764
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
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Thursday08:00 - 12:00
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Saturday08:00 - 12:00
6975 Norwitch Drive+1 215 492 5500
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
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Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00
  • 5.5
  • 5.7
  • 5
  • 4.7
  • 5.1
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent25 Apr 2021
Pros: Staff was incredibly friendly and easy to get the car at drop off and pick up.Cons: Pick Up at airport was much less than the other rental car companies. This company was MUCH farther than many of the other rental car companies and should be advertised as on site of the airport. Many of the other companies you can walk from the terminal to the rental company (and they had vans picking up 3-4x as much as this company) but this was at least a 5-10 minute drive.
10.0 Excellent15 Apr 2021
Pros: Susan was fantastic. I am handicapped and she made the whole rental process smooth and easy. She made sure that I was happy with my car.Cons: I can honestly say everything was great and they had the best weekly rate.
10.0 Excellent13 Apr 2021
Pros: Very convenient service. The counter staff were super friendly. The shuttle driver was professional and mentioned he has a great boss.Cons: Great price and super convenient.
2.0 Mediocre9 Apr 2021
Pros: There were no staff. There was no shuttle. No one answered the phone. I finally got some central office which sent me to the Budget rent-a car office which said it did not deal with Payless.Cons: Everything. In the absence of the promised rental car from Payless I had to rent one from Avis. I was lucky to get that and avoid a completely useless trip.
2.0 Mediocre6 Apr 2021
Pros: Never again
4.0 Okay30 Mar 2021
Pros: Nothing
2.0 Mediocre16 Mar 2021
Cons: You get what you pay for. Old and dirty cars that are not road worthy. Worst shuttle bus service. Would not use or recommend this company.
2.0 Mediocre16 Mar 2021
Pros: It was a horrible experience, once we arrived at the airport in PA international the shuttle came to pick me and my group up. We flew from California and as the shuttle pulled up the man stated they are closed and there is no more vehicle on the lot? At this point I was angry, we had a confirmation number and the time we were told to pick of the car and yet we were left stranded in a unknown city. I could say there is nothing I was happy with there was no service provided to me or given to me just left there to look for alternative options now. I will never used this company again.Cons: A call would have been nice, a email could have been provided to let us know there was some kind of issue. There was no course of action to reach out to me to let me know there was no car or they where closed. It is a bad experience over all and I would not recommend this company to anyone.
2.0 Mediocre2 Mar 2021
Pros: Check in was quick staff friendly.Cons: Did not notice until I was on the road that the car was on empty. Tried to stop and get gas and the tank cover would not unlock. I had to drive back to trade the car in. I feel like this car should never have been rented out in this condition but it was the only one on the lot.
8.0 Excellent18 Feb 2021
Pros: Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Very good service.Cons: Nothing really except maybe being closer to the airport,
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From £33/dayRated no. 10
National
7.6 Good (22 reviews)
2 locations in Philadelphia
National
Locations in Philadelphia
1 Arrivals Rd+1 833 338 3322
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
2955 Market St+1 215 387 9077 ext. 1
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 17:00
  • 7.6
  • 7.5
  • 7.6
  • 7.7
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent12 Apr 2021
Pros: Staff very friendly and efficient. Great vehicle.
10.0 Excellent4 Jul 2020
Pros: Everything was super easy! Keep up!!
2.0 Mediocre15 May 2018
No car availableCons: I reserved a car only to be told that there were none available once I was already on my way to pick it up.
2.0 Mediocre23 Apr 2018
Rental Truck Bed Too SmallPros: The purpose of the rental was to haul a new mattress. It would not fit in the tiny bed. The next size up in pick up truck would have doubled the price. The person working the counter was less than enthusiastic.
10.0 Excellent18 Dec 2017
Pros: My flight to PHL was late Fri evening and 30th Street Station National office was closed. However, the agent who I called to re-book for the next morning was outstanding, She looked up my old preferred customer (or whatever) number and got me a better deal.Then the next morning at the desk I asked about upgrading to a larger vehicle and the agent gave it me at no increase in cost. Reasons to come back to National.Cons: Car hadn't been washed.
10.0 Excellent11 Jun 2017
Easy transaction and friendly staffPros: We had multiple travel delays due to flying standby, but even after our late arrival, we had a car ready for us and we're helped promptly when we arrived.Cons: 30th street station can be difficult to navigate, but patience and close attention to signage helps.
9.6 Excellent23 May 2017
Good rentalPros: Easy pick up (except we couldn't figure out how to get in the facility at first since the entrance had a sign saying "car return" when we wanted to pick up a car). The people at the pick up at PHL were very polite, helpful, and friendly.
10.0 Excellent1 Apr 2017
National Car Rental is an AMAZING company to work with!Pros: From the first click on-line, to being greeted at the reception desk to sign-in at the National counter to pick up the rental car....just incredible. Everyone on the National team was top notch in their attention to details, and their customer service: stellar, truly. To the attendant who finalized our transaction paperwork, to the team member who escorted us to our rental car...simply amazing. We were struck by National's competence and we vowed to never use any other service except the best: National. A model company that all others should be measured by...exemplary in every aspect.
10.0 Excellent6 Dec 2016
Pros: The pricing was spectacular and the car was good on gas.Cons: The interior of the car was not cleaned properly before I picked it up.
2.0 Mediocre17 Jul 2016
Cars Were Smelly Or Unusable/Counter Person Had anCons: My Chrysler 200 had a stain on the driver's seat and the interior smelled. The first car offered was a Nissan that someone had sprayed the gages on the dash with something that had dried and couldn't come off, making them unreadable. The woman at the counter gave me an attitude when she couldn't understand my email address. Never again National Car Rental!
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Rated no. 11
Rent-A-Wreck
4.9 Okay (7 reviews)
1 location in Philadelphia
Rent-A-Wreck
Locations in Philadelphia
8000 Essington Avenue+1 215 479 0234
  • 4.8
  • 5.7
  • 4.5
  • 5.4
  • 4.2
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre11 May 2016
Car not back to rent and wanted to charge a holdinPros: Did not rent, because the price change when I got to the rental place.
4.8 Okay21 Feb 2016
Pros: The gal at check in was very nice.Cons: Car smelled like cigarettes. A caution air tire pressure light was on at all times, but there was a little not that said to ignore the light. This was a little worrisome.
4.0 Okay4 Feb 2016
Pros: pricing was one thingCons: . a little seedy. car was not clean inside or out. the rental signing process a little outdated and in an uncomfortable setting. In the end, the pricing was not that much cheaper than the nationals/brand names. The policy about the rental period is strict. severe penalty for dropping off after 24 hour period...so ridiculous that I uber'ed to a couple places after I returned the car. My flight came in early and I picked up an hour earlier than anticipated but was leaving at my expected time 26 hours later. 2 extra hours was double the cost.
10.0 Excellent4 Jan 2016
Pros: Convenience, not having to fill out paperwork on-site and just being able to jump in the car and go, great price and quality vehicleCons: Lack of flexibility with return time
4.8 Okay21 Dec 2015
Barely worth the slightly older carPros: Slightly cheaper priceCons: Had to call to find out that we wanted the Colonial Airport Parking shuttle after we waited for a while hoping for a Rent-A-Wreck shuttle. Car smelled like cigarette smoke and windows were a bit foggy on the inside. The office wasn't marked The guys at the drop off place weren't particularly helpful with my questions.
3.2 Mediocre29 Oct 2015
Do NOT use this companyPros: Nothing really!Cons: The dispatcher were rude! The van was in need of maintenance - exampke, wipers were old and cracked. It was a big hassle to get into the lot and find the car. The lot attendant was very rude! As my wife concluded, they have ZERO customer service.
6.0 Good14 Oct 2015
Pros: Due to trouble with the mechanics of the car Rent a Wreck is refunding a day's charge. This should be back in account within 3 days, they say.Cons: The muffler came semidetached and it sounded like a street rod. I'm nor sure if this was a safety hazard or not but it wasn't good.
Rated no. 12
E-Z Rent-A-Car
4.5 Okay (17 reviews)
1 location in Philadelphia
E-Z Rent-A-Car
Locations in Philadelphia
1 Scott Way+1 267 521 0536
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:00
Sunday07:00 - 18:00
  • 4.2
  • 4.8
  • 4.9
  • 4.2
  • 4.4
Recent reviews
3.6 Mediocre5 Dec 2018
Will not rent from them againPros: I got a rental car on a day when there were almost zero options for rental cars at the airport.Cons: Waited 2 hours to get the reserved car, car exterior was damaged and severely needed washing, and finding the place was tough. It was the worst car rental experience I have had in 20 years.
2.0 Mediocre25 Nov 2018
Ridiculous CompanyPros: Nothing! We never got a car!Cons: They don’t pick up where the other rental car companies pick up for a shuttle. But they also never told us this. So we’re waiting in the freezing cold waiting for a shuttle with our infant son for a while until I finally call customer service. They tell me i need to send a text message to a sketchy number to pick us up somewhere else in the airport! Huh?! So we do that and they never come! Seriously! Never come! We went to Alamo instead that night and they were wonderful. Do not trust this company. They are a scam!!!
2.0 Mediocre12 Nov 2018
Cons: We made reservation on 11/10. Landed at Philly at 5:30pm. Bad experience from first unable to find shuttle location. Waste almost 45mins to get to ez rental car office. Then was told no car available. (There are 3 customers there). Told us can give us ride to other car rental office. But the driver just dropped us back to the airport again. By the time we got car at other car rental lamo it was close to 8pm. Waste More than 2 hours to get reserved car from ez car rental at other car rental almo. What a joke. I could drive from Boston to Philly for same time and save $600 and headache. I will never rent a car from EZ.
2.0 Mediocre10 Nov 2018
Cons: My 1st time using Kayak and will be my last. I gave Kayak a chance and it was a mistake. I needed a rent car in Philadelphia and i booked through Kayak. My travel plans got delayed which caused me to arrive in Philly after 8 p.m. I found out that the EZ rental facility closed at 8pm and i wouldn't be there until 10pm. 8pm is not very late and it completely screwed up my rental plans. Because EZ rental wouldn't allow me to get my car after 8pm i attemped to cancel the kayak reservation and they absolutely would not refund my money despite my unfortunate circumstances. So now I have to pay over $200 for a rental i didn't even use. The worst part is i STILL had to pay to get another car rental elsewhere on top of my Kayak rental. I gave Kayak a chance and I am very disappointed that i did. I wouldn't have any bad feelings if kayak would just refund my money for a rental that i wasn't able to use. When i found out my travel plans were going to be delayed I tried to cancel my rental before it started and still kayak wouldnt work with me. I would understand more if i missed the rental completely but i let them know before i was scheduled to even begin my rental.
2.8 Mediocre1 Jul 2018
Pros: The car worked.Cons: We lost my husbands sister and had to get to De for a funeral, When we arrived there was a line to pick up car. Only one person to take care of the customer. We got taken care of bye a lady. she was doing the best she could being the only one there. we went to the car , looked it over and had no idea how to start the car, we do not have a car that you dont need a key to start. So we had no idea how to start it. we looked it over the car was dirty and I went in to ask for help. As I said she was alone. I asked her if there was anyone to help us she said no just her she would be out in a few minutes. She came out explined you must put your foot on brake to start the car. My husband thought the car ran rough . itdid not feel right we found out that a front tire and a rear tire had only 12 lbs of air in them we put air in them and it was much better. the drop off was bad also . we had a 6 am flight back home she had explained to us we go to a little building and there will be someone to check us back in after hours. when we arrived at 4 am there was no one there so we had to take a ticket to get in and park the car. there as a shuttle coming through at the time so we got on and told him what happened , we ended up giving the keys to him. he assured us he would take care of it. I called later that afternoon and explained what happened and they kinda got nasty about us giving the keys and leaving the car in the wrong spot. she said she would check with the driver. he had returned the key. I received an email all was ell . and it could take up to 21 days to get my deposit back. I will never use this company again. they were ok in the emergency but never again.
4.8 Okay20 Jun 2018
Pros: The people working there were niceCons: no air conditioner only a quarter tank of gas when I picked it up
2.0 Mediocre2 Jan 2018
Unable to rentPros: NothingCons: Kayak didn’t provide me with the proper information for me to rent the car. It was a total waste of time and energy in this frigid weather. I will not be using kayak again.
7.6 Good24 Oct 2017
Pros: Hybrid Ford Fusion as vehicle.Cons: No notification about using Wally Parking shuttle at PHL to pick up vehicle.
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Sunnycars
3 locations in Philadelphia
Sunnycars
Locations in Philadelphia
1 Arrival Road
2950 Market Street
30th Street
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Advance Car And Truck Rental
1 location in Philadelphia
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Locations in Philadelphia
1 Scott Way, Philadelphia, Delaware County, Pennsylvania+1 800 777 5500
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Easirent
1 location in Philadelphia
Easirent
Locations in Philadelphia
Philadelphia International Airport
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
TuesdayInvalid date - 23:59
WednesdayInvalid date - 23:59
ThursdayInvalid date - 23:59
FridayInvalid date - 23:59
SaturdayInvalid date - 23:59
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Europcar
1 location in Philadelphia
Europcar
Locations in Philadelphia
Wallypark Shuttle To Advantage+1 800 777 5500
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Flight Car
1 location in Philadelphia
Flight Car
Locations in Philadelphia
Philadelphia airport844-742-5870
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keddy by Europcar
1 location in Philadelphia
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Philadelphia
Please Go To Ground Transport Curb, 1 Scott Way, Tinicum Twp+1 800 777 5500
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NextCar
1 location in Philadelphia
NextCar
Locations in Philadelphia
8000 Essington Avenue+1 215 479 0234
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Priceless
1 location in Philadelphia
Priceless
Locations in Philadelphia
8000 Essington Avenue+1 215 479 0234
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2293 travellers who hired a car in Philadelphia gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.0

Car hire locations in or near Philadelphia

Good to know

Most popular agency

Alamo

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

£35/day

Good deal

£27/day

When to book a car hire in Philadelphia

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

Top tips for renting a car in Philadelphia

  • A hire car will give you the ultimate flexibility during your stay in Philadelphia. Drive into the city from the airport in under 20 minutes and reach all sights and attractions conveniently with your car, such as the Lincoln Field Stadium to see the Eagles play, or other places of interest outside of the city, such as Princeton University, which is less than an hour by car away, or Atlantic City, which is just over an hour’s drive.
  • The easiest pick-up location for a hire car is at the Philadelphia International Airport. Various companies offer vehicles here, including Avis, Enterprise, and Hertz. Information and pick-up is located at the Ground Transportation Information desks at the baggage claim area, but the airport is signposted throughout, so finding the right desk should be no problem.
  • When driving in Philadelphia there are some things to bear in mind, such as the red light cameras, some dare-devil cyclists, and the difficulties of finding a parking spot. Make sure to drive with patience and attention, as fines can reach hundreds of dollars quickly. Watch out for side track cyclists and opt for a hotel with an included parking space so your vacation will go smoothly.
  • Especially when venturing out of the city core, road conditions in Philadelphia can be challenging, so adapting your speed is crucial. Driving through the rush hour should also be avoided if possible, which is usually between 7 and 9 AM and 4 and 6 PM. The I-76W is especially affected with commuters clogging up the street. Also bear in mind that winters in Philadelphia can include snow, sleet, and ice, so ensuring that the vehicle is properly equipped is important.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Philadelphia for £27 or less
  • Book your car hire in Philadelphia at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Premium car hires in Philadelphia are around 43% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in Philadelphia

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

  • On average a hire car in Philadelphia costs £35 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Budget (£26/day), Dollar (£35/day) and Thrifty (£54/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Budget 1 Arrivals Road 19153 (7 miles from the city centre).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Philadelphia are Alamo (8.6, 601 reviews), Enterprise (8.2, 463 reviews), and Dollar (7.1, 274 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Philadelphia is £2.31 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 Philadelphia.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Philadelphia airport include Alamo, Budget, Hertz, Thrifty, Sixt, Dollar, Avis, Enterprise and National.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Philadelphia airport to off-airport locations include Alamo, Budget, Hertz, Thrifty, Sixt, Dollar, Avis, 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 Philadelphia costs £37 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car hire in Philadelphia costs £30 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car hire in Philadelphia costs £34 per day, on average.

  • In Philadelphia, cars are most frequently hired at Budget 200 South Broad Street (1 miles from city centre).

  • On average hiring a car in Philadelphia costs £245 per week (£35 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Philadelphia costs £1,052 per month (£35 per day).

  • As parking spots are hard to come by in Philadelphia, it is advisable to opt for a smaller car that can easily cruise through the city. A minivan is a great option for families who need additional space, and it still provides the right size. Travelers wanting to explore the surrounding nature like Schuylkill River may want to choose an SUV.

  • When driving through residential areas, 25 mph is usually permitted, but also look out for street signs indicating the speed limit. Outside of residential areas, drivers can speed up to 35 mph unless indicated otherwise. On motorways, speeds of up to 55 mph are permitted unless the posted sign allows more.

  • Refilling your tank in the area will cost about $2.80 per gallon; however, at petrol stations like Costco, prices can get as low as $2.40. Petrolstations around the airport, on the other hand, should generally be avoided, as they tend to be more expensive.

  • There are metered parking spots in the city -- but be careful, as the PPA are very efficient in Philadelphia and a ticket can be issued the second your time runs out. Also, if you park in a no-parking area, you can expect your car to be ticketed and towed. There are also PPA car parks and garages available, which cost around $25 for 24 hours and are dotted around the city, for example Parkade on 8th, Gateway Parking Garage, or 19th and Callowhill Street.