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Buffalo, NY, United States
22 Oct — 29 Oct
Same drop-off
Buffalo, NY, United States
Fri 22.10
Noon
Fri 29.10
Noon
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Buffalo car rental information

Pick-up locationBuffalo
Rental locations19
Airport locations10

Buffalo car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Alamo
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (111 reviews)
1 location in Buffalo
Alamo
Locations in Buffalo
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.9
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
7.6 Good2020 Sep 11
Upfront about all charges (all taxes & 11% recovery fee)
9.6 Excellent2020 Aug 11
Super friendly and fast at both pick-up and drop-offNothing
6.0 Good2020 May 25
The is car is terrible shape
10.0 Excellent2020 Feb 11
4wd offering in buffalo in the winter
10.0 Excellent2020 Jan 28
Being this was my very first experience using Alamo, I was impressed with the ease of reserving, picking up, and returning a rental. Every staff member I encountered was professional, helpful, and courteous. The initial price of the rental was better than I had expected. I look forward to using Alamo again!The initial payent of the rental was low, but he final payment upon return was $20 more because we forgot to fill the tank! Overall our rental experience was excellent! My advice: be sure to gas up before returning the vehicle!
9.2 Excellent2020 Jan 24
Only suggestion / request would be to have the windows cleaned before rental. They were covered with the road salt solution which created a lot of glare from headlights at night. Not being used to the vehicle or the location, it was bit of a driving hazard.
8.4 Excellent2020 Jan 06
Rental process was quick and easy. Overall cost was very reasonable. Drop off was quick and convenient. I would definitely rent through Kayak again.Cleanliness of vehicle interior could have been better.
10.0 Excellent2019 Dec 25
Staff was friendly and helpful. Price of vehicle was unbeatable.No complaints
10.0 Excellent2019 Dec 10
Yes. Very friendly and responsive to a problem I had.No ideas for improvements
10.0 Excellent2019 Dec 10
Pick up was easy and very fast.At drop off, there was a discrepancy with the bill amount. We were overcharged. The clerk handled it efficiently and fairly.
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Rated #2
Budget
7.3 Good (167 reviews)
2 locations in Buffalo
Budget
Locations in Buffalo
  • 7.2
  • 7.5
  • 7.2
  • 7.2
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 Oct 12
other than the price, things were great!
3.9 Mediocre2021 Aug 23
Car was not ready, didn't have category booked available , car had big dent
3.9 Mediocre2021 Jul 29
The car smelled like cigarette smoke, windshield was dirty. Agent could have been friendlier -
10.0 Excellent2021 Jun 30
The entire process was super easy. Drop off was so fast it was surprising. We had a brand new Toyota Camry so the car was perfect.Explanation about the toll system.
2.0 Mediocre2021 May 09
Rented a pick up truck to do some moving, wasn’t available. They gave me a small suv with fresh cigarette smell, had to go back in and get a third rental at the airport. By then there was a long line.
4.0 Okay2021 Apr 27
Cleanliness
2.0 Mediocre2021 Apr 11
Reserved rental using credit card. Upon arrival, Budget would not accept same credit card used to reserve vehicle.
10.0 Excellent2021 Mar 30
the people was standing and get the key , it was excellent , i didnt have to go in side and hasselover all it was very good
2.0 Mediocre2021 Jan 03
Terrible serviceHonesty and refund for providing a cheaper class car could have been the right thing to do.
10.0 Excellent2020 Jul 31
A Cleaner car.
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Rated #3
Hertz
7.3 Good (390 reviews)
6 locations in Buffalo
Hertz
Locations in Buffalo
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
  • 7.2
  • 6.9
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible2021 Oct 05
My scheduled pick up time was for 12 noon on 10/2/21. Arrived at 11:58 am and the worker walked out the door at 11:59 am and told the three of us who were scheduled to pick up vehicles that she had an appointment. Left us all hanging. Stranded in Buffalo without a car for three days. Beyond miserable experience.
1.9 Horrible2021 Oct 04
Sketchy rental site. Cars are beat up. They attempted to give me a vehicle that wreaked of cigarettes. They take the customer surveys for you, as evidenced when they emailed me pictures of the cars. Go elsewhere.
1.9 Horrible2021 Sep 29
When I arrived in Buffalo, I was informed that the Hertz Kayak made arrangements with was the Hertz at 4195 Gennese not 4200. Both show as at the airport. In was told they couldn’t help me and I would have to call back. I took a taxi to my hotel and did so in the morning. No answer. So I tried the app (Hertz). Customer service there was also slow to answer and ineffective. When I attempted to modify my reservation, to account for the lost day, and arrange for a car, Hertz increased my rate by 100%. I will NEVER be use them again, and am considering a complaint to the FTC.
1.9 Horrible2021 Sep 20
I waited more than 2 hours for my vehicle which disrupted my itinerary and made me late for the rest of the evening. There were many other people who were also waiting and they made no effort to upgrade people or generally make the experience more pleasant.
1.9 Horrible2021 Sep 09
I arrived on the first day of vehicle reservation shortly after 4PM. There was a vary long line at the Hertz counter and only two people working that Friday. By the time I got to the counter, it was after 5PM and there were still 50+ people in line. The counter worker informed me that my vehicle was in the yard across the street which closed at 5PM. He indicated that they were to busy to go get it and I'd have to come back the following day. The counter worker immediately called the next person in line. When I came back on Saturday, a manager informed me that my reservation was for Friday and they no longer had the vehicle I reserved and paid in full.
1.9 Horrible2021 Sep 06
We waited in line for 1 hour to check in. Then we waited another half an hour for a car to be available. At some point there was only 1 employee working at the counter. Hertz should have anticipated such a backlog during a national holiday. However, the employer who helped us was really pleasant, the rental car itself was really clean and the drop off was smooth. I did make the mistake of purchasing a full gas tank from Hertz. I ended up only using about half. I should have asked more question about the option to purchase gas from Hertz. Do keep in mind they don't refund you for the gas you didn't use.
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 30
Staff was ill trained Car was dirty Waited over an hour for staff to get it together Had to walk 1/2 mile with bags and cross a 5 lane rd to get to the rental center Hertz just lost me as a customer
3.9 Mediocre2021 Aug 25
The car was not ready until about an hour after I arrived. Several people were waiting for their car to be cleaned before we could get the keys.
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 22
They charged me unnecessary fees I’ am in rage about this
10.0 Excellent2021 Aug 17
Staff was friendly, the car was nice, and we did not need to wait in line to pick up or drop off.
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Rated #4
Enterprise
8.2 Excellent (66 reviews)
3 locations in Buffalo
Enterprise
Locations in Buffalo
  • 8.3
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
  • 8
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2021 Jan 08
The whole experience was unhappy. The least they could have done, was call me to let me know that the car I rented, was not available. I had to find a ride all the way to the car rental agency, only to find that they did not have the car that I booked.The whole experience was unhappy. The least they could have done, was call me to let me know that the car I rented, was not available. I had to find a ride all the way to the car rental agency, only to find that they did not have the car that I booked.
4.0 Okay2020 Sep 30
Everything
8.0 Excellent2020 Sep 15
Great car, excellent customer service, car in good shapeCar was filthy inside, food under seats, windows had to be cleaned multiple times to get grease and grime off.
10.0 Excellent2020 Jun 17
Very friendly staff, nice car, and got a really good rate.
2.0 Mediocre2019 Jul 03
We never got the car, the location that you allowed us to reserve the car from was closed at the time we booked the car for. This was tge first time that I used your company, and I will never use your company again.
10.0 Excellent2018 Sep 18
very helpful staff.. all of thembaggage carst closer to rental drop off
10.0 Excellent2018 Sep 15
Easy drop off. Friendly staff.
6.8 Good2018 Jun 26
Timing is importantThe price was right and a real bargain compared to rental at the airport.However, I was booked and sold a pickup time at the closing time of the Enterprise agency office (6pm). This would not work--I called Entrprise and they said no way. I am glad I called, but sad that I was allowed to book an unmanageable time. I had to cancel.
4.0 Okay2018 Jun 24
Rental was mediocreThe price was good.The car was dirty inside and out. The car smelled of smoke. The back tire left rim was dented and made toe tire look wobbly, so we had to stop and get it checked.
10.0 Excellent2017 Oct 17
Fast and easy abovAbove
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Rated #5
Avis
7.9 Good (74 reviews)
2 locations in Buffalo
Avis
Locations in Buffalo
  • 8.1
  • 8
  • 7.8
  • 7.9
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
7.9 Good2021 Sep 30
To have more agents working. When we arrived on the day of Sept 18 around 4:40 there was one ticket agent and 13 people in line waiting. Took approximately 40 minutes to be seen.
10.0 Excellent2021 Sep 29
Everything went smoothly.
7.9 Good2021 Aug 10
Easy pick up, but confusing drop off. Nobody present. I took video of mileage and full view of vehicle so they couldn't late claim I had damage. Keys and contract dropped in box.
5.9 Okay2021 Jul 31
Didn’t get the compact car I reserved. The cruise control that I rely on was iffy. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn’t. Great fuel efficiency.
3.9 Mediocre2021 Jul 21
I got a car that I didn't like. When I asked to change it on the next day, I was very mistreated.
3.9 Mediocre2021 Jul 20
They messed up reservation and pickup drop-off charge of extra 300
10.0 Excellent2021 Apr 12
Yes
8.0 Excellent2021 Mar 15
Good costumers serviceNice car
6.0 Good2021 Feb 16
the staff at buffalo airport were very helpful.the car i got was smelly, the volume button didn’t work, the windshield wipers were not very effective. the cost for a one way drop off was extreme.
10.0 Excellent2020 Aug 24
Representative was friendly
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From ₪185/dayRated #6
Dollar
Cheapest deal
Most popular
5.9 Okay (39 reviews)
1 location in Buffalo
Dollar
Locations in Buffalo
  • 6.2
  • 6.1
  • 6.1
  • 6.2
  • 5.8
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible2021 Oct 03
The car was so dirty! And dented all over the body. tires were bald! it had 50,000 miles on it! Bad news! Gross!
10.0 Excellent2021 Sep 24
The staff were great. Very friendly and helpful. The vehicle was also very clean.
3.9 Mediocre2021 Sep 02
The SuV was smoked out , had to hang two trees to get rid of the scent , ashes on steering wheel and dashboard made me feel it was cleaned or disinfected at all prior to me getting it. so I had to clean it prior to our trip $4 air fresheners and $5 wipes before I could get on road with my family disappointed in the over cleaning and no wiperfuild to start my trip
5.9 Okay2021 Aug 31
Pick up was EXTREMELY slow. Under staff with long lineups and wait time to pick up rental car that had reservations.
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 30
I called the helpline several times to extend my rental and change the drop off location but none of the people I spoke with were able to make the changes
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 24
I am paying a lot of money for a car rental and paying in advance yet when I showed up at the car rental location they don’t have a car ready for me or countless other travelers. On average everyone was waiting 2-3 hours for their car to be ready. It is unacceptable that the customer has to pay in advance to guarantee a car but the car rental company has no responsibility to have the car ready for you.
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 09
Very unprofessional I was advised once I arrived that there was no vehicle available for me and to cancel or reschedule for Saturday because my reservation was made within the last 24 hours! There was no further explanation nor was it stated with any compassion for inconvenience
4.0 Okay2021 Jul 05
Staff at Buffalo was nice - first car was broken, so we had to take it back to get anotherOur contract said we could return it at 4am at LGA - figured out they aren't open then so the agent said we would have to miss our 6am flight because the return wasn't open until 6am. Didn't work with us on options - had to call back and wait on hold over an hour each time. One agent said the Roadside could have it towed at our expense from our location to the Dollar return at LGA - our expense. We call back to billing instead of the roadside people and they said there aren't options - we asked if we could return it to another location - she said JFK had an overnight drop but WE WOULD HAVE TO PAY TO GET FROM JFK TO LGA OUT OF OUR POCKET!! So wrong! We paid a $75 Uber to do that when Dollar contract says 4am return to LGA. - We called back to make sure we wouldn't be charged for returning to a different airport - good thing we did - haven't seen final bill, but hopefully we weren't charged for that as well!
2.0 Mediocre2021 Jun 29
Had NO IDEA about the extra $500 hold!! Car was filthy inside… I cleaned it myself.
2.0 Mediocre2021 Jun 27
Rental was 1.5hrs late. Was supposed to be ready at 11am. I didn't receive it til 1230. The line was 20 people long. The excuse why the suv was not ready, was other people got there before I did. The 4 runner was in bad shape. Shook like crazy 60-75mph. The cigarette 12v outlets didn't work.
Rated #7
National
8.3 Excellent (5 reviews)
1 location in Buffalo
National
Locations in Buffalo
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2017 Jun 20
Check-in was really quick and so easy! We were out of there in no time. They did an amazing job!
Easirent
1 location in Buffalo
Easirent
Locations in Buffalo
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in Buffalo
Sunnycars
Locations in Buffalo
Recent reviews
852 travelers who rented a car in Buffalo gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

Car rental locations in or near Buffalo

Good to know

Most popular agency

Dollar

Most popular car type

Luxury

Average price

₪219/day

Good deal

₪185/day

When to book a rental car in Buffalo

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Car rental insurance in Buffalo

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Buffalo 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 Buffalo.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car rental insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Buffalo car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Buffalo

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Buffalo for ₪185 or less
  • Book your rental car in Buffalo at least 4 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in Buffalo

  • One car rental company which has updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected is Dollar

  • On average a rental car in Buffalo costs ₪219 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Buffalo are Alamo (8.8, 228 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 143 reviews), and Avis (7.9, 83 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Buffalo is ₪11.47 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between ₪138 and ₪183, depending on the car size.

  • Luxury (Audi A4 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Buffalo.

  • The only car rental company onsite at Buffalo airport is Dollar.

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

  • A Luxury car rental in Buffalo costs ₪282 per day, on average.

  • On average a rental car in Buffalo costs ₪1,536 per week (₪219 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Buffalo costs ₪6,584 per month (₪219 per day).