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Charlottesville, VA, United States
13 Mar — 20 Mar
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Charlottesville, VA, United States
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Charlottesville car rental information

Pick-up locationCharlottesville
Rental locations14
Airport locations8

Charlottesville car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.2 Excellent (46 reviews)
3 locations in Charlottesville
Enterprise
Locations in Charlottesville
100 Bowen Loop+1 844 934 1096
Monday08:00 - 22:30
Tuesday08:00 - 22:30
Wednesday08:00 - 22:30
Thursday08:00 - 22:30
Friday08:00 - 22:30
Saturday08:00 - 22:30
Sunday08:00 - 22:30
1650 Seminole Trl+1 434 974 7488
Monday08:00 - 22:30
Tuesday08:00 - 22:30
Wednesday08:00 - 22:30
Thursday08:00 - 22:30
Friday08:00 - 22:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
392 Pantops Center+1 434 979 5566
Monday08:00 - 22:30
Tuesday08:00 - 22:30
Wednesday08:00 - 22:30
Thursday08:00 - 22:30
Friday08:00 - 22:30
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
  • 8.3
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent2020 Dec 17
Pros: Very much so. They were friendly, professional, and prompt.Cons: Pick up and drop off options could have been communicated more clearly.
10.0 Excellent2020 Nov 03
Pros: Friendly staff, quick pickup and drop off. Also, a great car.
10.0 Excellent2020 Oct 19
Cons: Fastest check in and check out ever!
10.0 Excellent2020 Sep 21
Pros: The rep on duty on 9/18 at 9:45 am was friendly, knowledgeable and accommodate my rental request. Through a website I reserved a large SUV. Enterprise was oversold on the vehicle I needed. The rep. came through for me on my request and worked hard to make sure that I had what I requested. That Rep made my trip with my family comfortable and joyful.Cons: Get more Large SUVs for the area (Charlottesville, VA) they always sell out on the weekend.
10.0 Excellent2020 Aug 14
Pros: Yes
8.4 Excellent2020 Jul 13
Pros: We used the airport location Enterprise, not the standalone in Charlottesville. Both the pickup and drop-off was very smooth as the agents were easy to work with! The price was great, vehicle exceeded our expectations!Cons: The "need oil change" light came on during the trip. I'm not sure if anything can be done in the future, it wasn't alarming to us as we knew the trip was almost over.
10.0 Excellent2020 Jul 03
Pros: Staff was very friendly. Pickup and drop off took no time. Van was exactly as expected!Cons: I have no complaints and no advice on how it could’ve been better. Everything honestly was perfect.
10.0 Excellent2019 Nov 24
Pros: Very friendly and helpful staff.
10.0 Excellent2019 Jul 16
Pros: Yes, the staff st both the Charlottesville and Allentown rental terminals were very friendly, courteous and professional. The Nissan Versa I rented was the ideal car for me. The fact EA's sunny, and my travel route scenic. The whole experience was GREAT! Enterprise--my first choice in car rentals!Cons: The experience could have lasted longer. And, of course, it's always better if the cost is cheaper.
7.6 Good2019 Jun 22
Pros: Staff was friendly. Service was quick.Cons: Car was from Canada so speedometer was in kilometers. Also car was bare bones for the most part so the value was not there on the price.
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Rated #2
Budget
7.7 Good (58 reviews)
2 locations in Charlottesville
Budget
Locations in Charlottesville
100 Bowen Loop Suite 102+1 434 973 3079
Monday08:00 - 22:30
Tuesday08:00 - 22:30
Wednesday08:00 - 22:30
Thursday08:00 - 22:30
Friday08:00 - 22:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
325 Rivanna Plaza Drive+1 434 973 1595
Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday11:00 - 16:00
  • 7.9
  • 7.9
  • 7.9
  • 7.4
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2020 Dec 28
Cons: Rented three different cars from Budget over Christmas holiday - all three had major mechanical issues. The battery on the first one died, leaving me stranded.
6.0 Good2020 Dec 22
Pros: Car interior was clean.Cons: Exterior of car showed minor damage that was not mentioned during pick-up, requiring a return trip to the desk to document. Front right tire was 7 psi low, causing warning light on dashboard to illuminate.
4.4 Okay2020 Sep 09
Pros: The staff was friendly!Cons: The car conditions
9.2 Excellent2020 Aug 16
Pros: Staff was very helpful in difficult circumstances given the power was off at the airport due to a major storm. They still processed my rental and got me on the road quickly.Cons: The price. Maybe a fare for renting by the week.
2.8 Mediocre2020 Jul 04
Pros: The car reeked of smoke - smell got in my hair and on all of my stuff. I want a refund.Cons: Car hadn't been properly cleaned. The smoke smell was awful.
10.0 Excellent2020 May 27
Pros: The auto was close at the airport, clean, and ready to go.Cons: N/A
7.6 Good2019 Sep 24
Pros: Pick up was easy, fast and staff was friendly.Cons: Drop off at the Asheville airport was confusing. The signs to lead you to the rental drop off are confusing. When I found the drop off there was no staff and no return box for the keys and paperwork. I had to walk to the terminal and find the Budget counter to drop off keys and paperwork.
10.0 Excellent2019 Aug 26
Pros: Staff was helpful and drop-off was quick.
8.0 Excellent2019 Jul 28
Pros: The staff was good. Drop off was easy.Cons: Finding drop off location is not easy if you're not from the local area. Also not sure an 'upgrade' from a compact to a pick up truck is actually an upgrade
10.0 Excellent2019 Jun 15
Cons: Nothing. Pickup and drop off were seamless. Personnel was friendly and efficient.
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Rated #3
Hertz
7.7 Good (92 reviews)
2 locations in Charlottesville
Hertz
Locations in Charlottesville
100 Bowen Loop Ste 101+1 434 297 4288
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
1900 Rio Hill Center+1 434 978 4433
Monday08:00 - 22:30
Tuesday08:00 - 22:30
Wednesday08:00 - 22:30
Thursday08:00 - 22:30
Friday08:00 - 22:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
  • 8
  • 8.1
  • 7.6
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 Mar 04
Cons: I was checked in by a Mr.Payne. His customer service was excellent in every way.
10.0 Excellent2021 Feb 11
Pros: The individual at the Hertz rental in Cville was exceptional. Great energy, very helpful, and overall pleasant experience.
8.0 Excellent2021 Jan 27
Cons: I said that our experience was fair overall because we were given information that was not accurate by the 1-800 Hertz number. We rented a car since we would be traveling to a location that required an AWD or 4WD car. I called the local Hertz office and it transferred me to the 1-800 number. When I talked to that office and explained that we needed a 4WD car the person I talked to said that if we rented any SUV that it was a 4WD car. When I went to my local office to pick up the car they told me that I had been given inaccurate information and that they did not have a 4WD car for us. The local office was apologetic about the situation.
10.0 Excellent2020 Jul 05
Pros: Easy pick up and returnCons: Return location needed more parking.
7.6 Good2019 Oct 01
Pros: Nice staff. Nice car.Cons: Pick up and drop off needs to be updated
10.0 Excellent2019 Jul 07
Pros: Customer service for Pick up and drop off great! Professional and friendlyCons: Notice of grace period would be helpful
7.6 Good2019 May 08
Cons: They didn’t have any cars in the category I requested so they “upgraded” me to a midsize suv that was less efficient for my trip.
5.6 Okay2019 Feb 12
Cons: The pick up representative was terrible and messed up my reservation
10.0 Excellent2018 Sep 23
Travel with kidsPros: I rented a Minivan from Hertz through Kayak. The minivan had all the bells and whistles, to include touch screens for the kids and a full length sun roof. My wife and I enjoyed the heated and cooled seats, perfect for our lower backs on a long drive. The comfort of the van made traveling easy with kids.
4.0 Okay2018 Aug 28
Cons: Poor customer service
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Rated #4
National
9.1 Excellent (20 reviews)
1 location in Charlottesville
National
Locations in Charlottesville
100 Bowen Loop+1 844 934 1095
Monday08:00 - 22:30
Tuesday08:00 - 22:30
Wednesday08:00 - 22:30
Thursday08:00 - 22:30
Friday08:00 - 22:30
Saturday08:00 - 22:30
Sunday08:00 - 22:30
  • 9.3
  • 9.2
  • 9.3
  • 9.2
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
9.6 Excellent2019 Dec 02
Pros: Friendly staff, super easy pickup, even super easier drop off.Cons: provide a chauffeur?
9.6 Excellent2019 Aug 01
Pros: Very quick and easy process
10.0 Excellent2017 Jan 10
Pros: The agent was especially helpful!
10.0 Excellent2016 Dec 04
Pros: First time using this as opposed to going directly through rental car companies. Very easy very affordable and will use again.
10.0 Excellent2016 Nov 02
Free upgrade to an SUV - sweet!Pros: New SUV - really needed it to haul around the cousins around town
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Rated #5
Dollar
7.5 Good (17 reviews)
1 location in Charlottesville
Dollar
Locations in Charlottesville
100 Bowen Loop Ste 100+1 866 434 2226
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
  • 7.2
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
  • 7.4
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2020 Jun 29
Pros: NothingCons: Information given at time of booking was incorrect and was not able to rent car.
10.0 Excellent2019 Jun 12
Pros: Quick service at counter on both ends of the trip. Car was a short walk from terminal. Very clean. Nice man took care of us. Not one issue. Great experience.
5.6 Okay2019 Jun 11
Cons: Reserved large SUV, got open bed smaller pickup. Open bed resulted in problems due to three days of rain and I was transporting supplies for wedding and four passengers
10.0 Excellent2019 May 28
Pros: Everything was smooth sailing.
6.0 Good2018 Jul 01
It got us where we were going!Pros: Easy pick up and drop offCons: Car was dirty, maintenance light was on for oil change and filter when we picked it up. Tires were bare causing us to hydroplane during rain storms. Rear view mirror kept falling off.
6.8 Good2018 Jun 18
Not convenientCons: Dropping off in Charlottesville was not good. Their drop off area was completely full and cars were half-hazardly parked and a few people weren’t sure where to leave the cars. We all ended up just parking in the middle of a row.
2.0 Mediocre2018 Apr 18
They closed...Cons: According to the other car rental services, dollar is supposed to remain open until the last flight arrives. This was not the case, they closed and therefore I couldn’t rent from them and had to pay double to rent from someone else. Never use them again, that’s for sure.
4.0 Okay2018 Apr 10
It is not worth it to deal with the staff here, I would walkPros: Low wait time, close to the doors of the airport, the lot is close to the deskCons: That the desk agent tried to give me a care multiple tiers below what i reserved, because I reserved through a third party site and he was not okay with that. He said I paid to little. I don't see how that is my problem, why he doesn't have to follow published rates and honor completed transactions, and where the corporate oversight it that should come down and remind this location that just because it is the only desk at the airport and a little isolated does not give them the ability to do whatever they please for whatever reason.
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Rated #6
Avis
7.1 Good (16 reviews)
2 locations in Charlottesville
Avis
Locations in Charlottesville
100 Bowen Loop, Suite 102+1 434 973 6000
Monday08:00 - 22:30
Tuesday08:00 - 22:30
Wednesday08:00 - 22:30
Thursday08:00 - 22:30
Friday08:00 - 22:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
325 Rivanna Plaza Drive - Suite 102+1 434 973 1563
Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday11:00 - 16:00
  • 8.2
  • 8
  • 6.8
  • 6.3
  • 7
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay2021 Jan 06
Pros: Car was great. Drop off was convenient.Cons: When I got to the desk to pickup they had already closed. I had to ask a police officer to call the manager to come in.
2.8 Mediocre2020 Nov 09
Pros: Horrible experience in Virginia. Pick up service was late and gave us a damaged car.Cons: They need to pay more attention to your other branches.
7.2 Good2017 Sep 04
Confusing drop offCons: There are no signs telling you where to turn on the keys. Turns out you have to go to baggage claim to find the desk. We certainly weren't the only ones walking around in the rain trying to figure that out.
9.2 Excellent2017 Jul 01
Pros: She fixed the problems that D.C. created with my booking (had wrong car, thus wrong mileage and gas level on my reservation form).
4.0 Okay2017 Jun 10
Horrible Customer ServicePros: That the car was clean and worked.Cons: Make and model of the car the 55 min wait to get a car when I was the only customer. Took 10 min before I was greeted. Both agents were on the phone. Was lied to about vehicle choice. Was told this was the only car that was available and it was an upgrade. it was not and the lot was full of cars that were available.
10.0 Excellent2016 May 08
Pros: It was convent and available
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Easirent
1 location in Charlottesville
Easirent
Locations in Charlottesville
Charlottesville-Albemarle 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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Sunnycars
1 location in Charlottesville
Sunnycars
Locations in Charlottesville
100 Bowen Loop
Recent reviews
249 travelers who rented a car in Charlottesville gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.9

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  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Charlottesville are Enterprise (8.3, 79 reviews), Hertz (7.6, 101 reviews), and Budget (7.6, 67 reviews).

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