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Gainesville, FL, United States
29 Oct — 5 Nov
Same drop-off
Gainesville, FL, United States
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Pick-up locationGainesville
Rental locations15
Airport locations9

Gainesville car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Enterprise
Best rated
9 Excellent (44 reviews)
4 locations in Gainesville
Enterprise
Locations in Gainesville
  • 9.2
  • 9.1
  • 8.9
  • 8.8
  • 9
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2020 Nov 29
YesNothing
5.2 Okay2020 Jun 24
NoCar had no spare tire, tire blew up were on hold on 4 different phones at same time, nobody answer, stranded in the middle of nowhere. After 5 hours standed had to take a lift from 429 to Gainesville (1hr 45 min) $179.00. Didn't get my deposit back. Spoke to a Manager (he even spelled his name for me) when my husband and son went to give the keys back, nobody knew the Manager. No papaerwork at all, blaming COVID-19 for this.
10.0 Excellent2019 Jan 18
Nothing! Great experience !
4.8 Okay2018 Oct 08
Easy to drop off the car at the end of rental periodThe car being rented had dirty windows, smelly, and lacked floor mats. The staff wanted me to sign off on the paperwork about the car's condition before I had a chance to inspect the car
6.8 Good2018 Jan 02
Getting tire trouble handled was a messWe were fortunately upgraded at pickup to an intermediate SUV, which was helpful because it meant we had a little more room to work with for our trip for the holidays.We had a slow leak in a tire. I spent an hour on the phone with roadside service trying to find a way to get the tire fixed, and was recommended a tire shop 25 minutes away. I called two places that were closer to me in the next 2 minutes and found that one of them could see me right away and went there. They checked the tire, determined that it needed replaced, but didn't have the replacement in stock. They filled it so that it could carry me for a while longer. I stopped at an off-airport location to see if they could replace the vehicle and was told they couldn't access my rental information because I was renting from an airport location. Why in the world are they on different systems that can't interact? Two days later I called roadside again and the person could not get ahold of the local airport location but could see their inventory and told me that a vehicle should be available if I show up and tell them we tried to call ahead and I needed a vehicle. They did have some SUVs but they were slotted for pickup later in the day, so they sent me off with a mini-van instead. This was an acceptable replacement for me and I was just glad to have the issue finally resolved. The whole experience was quite overwhelming, and I would hope that such a simple issue could be resolved more quickly and easily.
10.0 Excellent2017 Nov 05
Easy rental .Nothing
9.2 Excellent2017 Jun 04
Drop Off Location- Receipt'sFriendly StaffThe Staff didn't have knowledge in knowing how to close out my rental agreement, and printing a receipt out for me (the customer) when asked to do so. At first, I was told that I would have to call the location that I picked the rental up from to get a receipt, printed or e-mail. After a twenty minute conversation, someone from the Staff was able to produce a printed receipt.
8.0 Excellent2017 Apr 26
Operating Hours are not long enough at Enterprise Gainesville Airport-quick and fast check-inMy flight arrived at 11:00 p.m. to Gainesville but the Enterprise counter closes at 11:00 p.m. So, I had to come back the next morning (wasted 2 cab rides and time). Counter should close at 11:30 p.m.
10.0 Excellent2017 Jan 23
Drop offEasyN/a
10.0 Excellent2017 Jan 20
EZ & fast
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Rated #2
Hertz
7.7 Good (44 reviews)
2 locations in Gainesville
Hertz
Locations in Gainesville
  • 8.1
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
  • 7.5
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 Aug 11
Great customer service, fast and professional. Great car selection. Clean vehicle.
8.0 Excellent2021 Apr 09
Everything was fine except they close at noon on Sat and didn't let us know until I called to confirm. We had high anxiety to get there on time. There were many people that didn't get their car. Thank God I callef.
10.0 Excellent2021 Apr 06
The staff is amazing! Great bunch! They always make it very hassle free at this location!!!Absolutely nothing.
4.0 Okay2021 Mar 27
Overall unhappyThe suv we reserved was not available no one called us beforhand paid the price of a suv for a car, car was not cleaned at all customer service was not good
6.0 Good2020 Sep 19
I almost lost on a car, because I wasn't within the hour, but didn't get a cal. Every other car rental calls as a courtecy.
10.0 Excellent2020 Aug 08
Quick and easy
4.8 Okay2018 Apr 25
ok.The car was not very comfortable and it had bird poop on it and the front window was not clean.
2.0 Mediocre2018 Feb 21
PriceNo drop box for keys; lack of communication with office hours
5.6 Okay2017 Dec 19
Crappy car and rude employees, who could ask for more?I know I got an inexpensive rental, but why does Hertz offer such inferior cars? But the rudeness of employees at pickup and drop off was the most offensive. Where to you find such people. The experience left me not wanting to use Hertz in the future.
10.0 Excellent2017 Dec 12
The whole process was hassle free.I did not find anything negative to complain for.
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Rated #3
Budget
7.6 Good (86 reviews)
2 locations in Gainesville
Budget
Locations in Gainesville
  • 7.7
  • 7.8
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
5.9 Okay2021 Sep 25
Pickup was a breeze. Representative at pickup location was extremely helpful and polite. Had no problems. Drop off was a much different situation. The representative that helped us was quite rude and had an attitude with everyone that approached her first assistance. We had the same representative when we returned from our cruise to rent another one way vehicle. She had an even nastier attitude and almost refused to rent me the vehicle without a credit card. I presented her with the debit card that I originally used for the first rental with no problems. She claimed that my credit based off that debit card was not good enough however there were plenty of funds in there to cover the rental. She never even requested my social security number so I'm not sure how she pulled a credit report. She definitely did not have authorization for that.
1.9 Horrible2021 Sep 05
Not the type of vehicle that I reserved, smelled like weed. On-site customer service was rude and not helpful. First time we used Budget and the last.
10.0 Excellent2021 Jul 18
I broke down on vacation and they were very helpful and quick about getting me the proper vehicle for my needs and getting me back on the road quickly
8.8 Excellent2020 Sep 27
Pick up and drop off very efficient. Staff was excellent.Car had smell of smoke
2.0 Mediocre2020 Sep 16
I wish i had something positive to say but i do not.Well to be perfectly honest it was the worst experiance i have ever had with any rental car company. After booking i called budget rental in gainsville three different times over 3 days only to be transferred to not 1 but 3 different individuals who could barely speak english and were definately not in Gainsville and of next to no help. They confirmed and told me that someone would be at the budget counter when i arrived or that i would be able to get my keys and that someone would contact me withing 24 hours of flying (which never happened). I landed in Gainsville FL at 936 (they close at 10), but nobody was at the desk, i called the budget company 3 different times that night only to be transferred to individuals that lets face it should not be in customer care and their "supervisors" were an absolute joke and even worse help. Turns out that the card i have on file they didn't charge and they cancelled the booking giving me 0 notification of anything and what customer care do you ask i got as a return? "your rental was cancelled cause we are braindead" oops. no respect, no nothing, if i could fire everyone i spoke with, i would start there. In closing i would like to say that budget your company and your customer care is absolute trash and i would rethink your current business plan and staff before bankruptcy. Worst ever go to ENTERPRISE they were amazing and i could actually talk to someone at their local desk when i called #gasp imagine that? budget = pile of hot garbage. so many other things ill keep to myself......... Please, Please budget do not reach out to me unless you intend to give me cash for the hell you put me, all those others who had to hear me rage and go off in the middle of the airport on your phone staff for screwing me and my brother and sister out of our car stranding us with no apology or reconciliation and zero i mean zero customer care.
9.2 Excellent2019 Dec 02
No one was at the airport counter when I went to pick up the car for about 20 minutes, so it was a bit weird, I only stayed bc the airport employee said someone would be back soon. Otherwise I had an awesome experience, the car was great and affordable.
8.0 Excellent2019 Oct 01
How quick and easy it was pick up the vehicle.We really had trouble finding the drop off location when we put the address into the GPS there was no rental agency at that address.
10.0 Excellent2018 Nov 12
Quick and courteous service.Car was clean and check out was easy.
8.0 Excellent2018 Sep 02
Again, the counter person was friendly and easy to work with.I had a one way rental from BOS to GNV. It’s a long drive and I went over the alotted drop off time. I couldn’t contact anyone in the drop off location (GNV) that I would be a late. It worked out, but communication would have save some stress for sure.
2.0 Mediocre2018 Aug 01
I didn't like anything i paid for a ride 35 miles and was told i cant rent from airport which ive done before, very disappointed, and was in a need of a car and they didn't offer to help in any way at all
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Rated #4
Avis
6.8 Good (40 reviews)
2 locations in Gainesville
Avis
Locations in Gainesville
  • 6.8
  • 7
  • 6.6
  • 6.6
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible2021 Sep 19
I had a reservation set and when I arrived the credit card I had to put down for the reservation was a company that Avis does not use apparently. The agent refused the credit card and basically wiped her hands clean of myself and my fiancé and we were stuck having to go with another company.
10.0 Excellent2021 Aug 08
When we dropped off just a little confusing where to leave the car.
1.9 Horrible2021 Jun 22
Car broke down. Missed flight. Terrible service etc.
4.0 Okay2021 Apr 30
Long line to rent, car smelled like pee
6.4 Good2020 Jan 08
Staff was unfriendly at drop off. She was so unwelcoming it makes me not want to rent from you allThe rate for adding on days at the counter
6.0 Good2018 Nov 12
Charge per mileAll went well, thank you. Why did you charge per mile over 150? Other car rental are unlimited, curious
10.0 Excellent2018 Aug 12
Fast easy drop off
7.2 Good2018 Jul 30
It was easy to find the designated parking.I was told drop off was 8 pm, but my confirmation said 8 am. We were almost charged an additional $180. The lady at the counter wasn't willing to help.
2.0 Mediocre2017 Nov 27
They charged the wrong price. Different than what I agreed to
8.0 Excellent2017 Aug 17
enjoyed our chevy cruzeThe car was affordable. The gentleman we picked the car up from, while not outgoing, got the job done. The back seat was a little cramped, but it wasn't considered a "luxury car," so I guess that was to be expected.There was a faint odor of cigarettes in the car.
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Rated #5
Alamo
8.1 Excellent (14 reviews)
1 location in Gainesville
Alamo
Locations in Gainesville
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
  • 8
  • 8
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent2017 Apr 22
Easy to use
10.0 Excellent2017 Feb 27
The young man who greeted me in Gainesville aiport was very professional and personable, nice way to start a journey.
8.4 Excellent2017 Jan 26
Reserved and received the product and service as requested, making me a satisfied customer.
10.0 Excellent2017 Jan 08
Easy pickup and drop off. Super friendly service. Super nice car.
6.4 Good2017 Jan 07
Loved backup cameraCounter closed at pickup. Had to go to the sister counter where there was a big line and it took forever. No one seemed to know what was going on and seemed to be in no hurry to get any of us out of there. They were friendly tho. Then drop off at PBI very poorly marked. Plus I thought the rate was high.
10.0 Excellent2016 Nov 16
SuperBest Customer Service. Have not seen a Happy Smile at 8:00a.m. LIKE that in years. Everything was perfecto. Will be using Alamo as my go-to from now on.Nothing
2.0 Mediocre2016 Sep 16
No car available when I got there.
9.2 Excellent2016 Aug 30
The usb port didn't charge or allow my phone to connect to the stereo.
10.0 Excellent2016 Jul 11
Car was cleaned and gave me good mileage. They treated me with curtesy and service was excellent
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Rated #6
Dollar
5 Okay (5 reviews)
1 location in Gainesville
Dollar
Locations in Gainesville
  • 5.2
  • 5.2
  • 4.8
  • 4.8
  • 5.2
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2021 Jun 15
No one was working at the counter even though I had a reservation. After waiting 20 minutes I went to enterprise and rented a vehicle from them
Florida Van Rentals
1 location in Gainesville
Florida Van Rentals
Locations in Gainesville
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National
1 location in Gainesville
National
Locations in Gainesville
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Sunnycars
1 location in Gainesville
Sunnycars
Locations in Gainesville
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233 travelers who rented a car in Gainesville gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.7

Car rental locations in or near Gainesville

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Most popular car type

Mini

When to book a rental car in Gainesville

Average daily price per month
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Car rental insurance in Gainesville

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Gainesville 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 Gainesville.

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 Gainesville car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Gainesville

  • Book your rental car in Gainesville at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Gainesville are around 25% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Gainesville

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Gainesville are Enterprise (8.5, 68 reviews), Alamo (8.2, 89 reviews), and Hertz (7.7, 70 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Gainesville is ₪11.63 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between ₪140 and ₪186, depending on the car size.

  • Mini (Fiat 500 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Gainesville.

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

  • A Mini car rental in Gainesville costs ₪172 per day, on average.

  • A Full-size car rental in Gainesville costs ₪192 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Gainesville costs ₪192 per day, on average.