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Gainesville, FL, United States
2 Dec — 9 Dec
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Gainesville car rental information

Pick-up locationGainesville
Rental locations15
Airport locations9

Gainesville car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Enterprise
Best rated
9 Excellent (41 reviews)
4 locations in Gainesville
Enterprise
Locations in Gainesville
3423 Sw Williston Rd+1 352 371 7141
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
3880 N E 39th Avenue (suite N)+1 352 372 8779
Monday08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:00
Friday08:00 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:00
Sunday08:00 - 23:00
410 Nw 39th Avenue Suite B+1 352 371 6599
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
730 W University Ave+1 352 336 3390
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 9.3
  • 9.2
  • 8.9
  • 8.7
  • 9
Recent reviews
5.2 Okay2020 Jun 24
Pros: NoCons: Car 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
Cons: Nothing! Great experience !
4.8 Okay2018 Oct 08
Pros: Easy to drop off the car at the end of rental periodCons: The 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 messPros: We 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.Cons: 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
Pros: Easy rental .Cons: Nothing
9.2 Excellent2017 Jun 04
Drop Off Location- Receipt'sPros: Friendly StaffCons: The 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 AirportPros: -quick and fast check-inCons: My 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 offPros: EasyCons: N/a
10.0 Excellent2017 Jan 20
Pros: EZ & fast
4.8 Okay2016 Sep 06
Pros: Nice Car, clean, easy drop offCons: When I got there the person told me I had to pay for upgrade and had to leave my car somewhere else other than where I chose to drop it off. The total bill was 2.5 times what it was said on Kayak. I had to argue and talk to manager to get what I was told on Kayak, did not need that hassle.
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Rated #2
Budget
7.6 Good (82 reviews)
2 locations in Gainesville
Budget
Locations in Gainesville
1714 Sw 34th St+1 352 335 0940
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:00
Sunday08:00 - 23:00
3400 Northeast 39th Avenue+1 352 373 3959
Monday10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday10:00 - 22:00
Thursday10:00 - 22:00
Friday10:00 - 22:00
Saturday10:00 - 22:00
Sunday10:00 - 22:00
  • 7.7
  • 7.8
  • 7.6
  • 7.7
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
8.8 Excellent2020 Sep 27
Pros: Pick up and drop off very efficient. Staff was excellent.Cons: Car had smell of smoke
2.0 Mediocre2020 Sep 16
Pros: I wish i had something positive to say but i do not.Cons: 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
Cons: 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
Pros: How quick and easy it was pick up the vehicle.Cons: 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.Pros: Car was clean and check out was easy.
8.0 Excellent2018 Sep 02
Pros: Again, the counter person was friendly and easy to work with.Cons: 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
Pros: 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
2.0 Mediocre2018 Jun 26
They didn’t have the car I reservedPros: NothingCons: The fact that I reserved a VAN and was told at the 11th hour that they didn’t have one and they were giving me an SUV which didn’t work for me. If I wanted an SUV, I would have reserved an SUV. My reservation was for a VAV for a reason. Terrible experience.
9.2 Excellent2018 Jun 25
Cons: Need signs inside hotel for counter location... Don’t expect to find sign on counter-b back in 10 minutes Instead of saying sorry, he wanted to debate! We are not college students, we are retired locals!
2.0 Mediocre2018 Mar 18
Bad experiencePros: NothingCons: They gave my car away because I showed up more than 2 hours after my original reservation. My flight was late and they didn’t seem to care. No other cars were available. I was inconvenient and had to make other arrangements which cost me more money
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Rated #3
Hertz
7.6 Good (39 reviews)
2 locations in Gainesville
Hertz
Locations in Gainesville
3620 N. Main Street+1 352 376 3123
Monday08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:00
Friday08:00 - 23:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
3880 Ne 39th Ave Ste F+1 352 373 8444
Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 8.2
  • 7.5
  • 7.4
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
6.0 Good2020 Sep 19
Cons: 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
Pros: Quick and easy
4.8 Okay2018 Apr 25
ok.Cons: 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
Pros: PriceCons: No 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?Cons: 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
Pros: The whole process was hassle free.Cons: I did not find anything negative to complain for.
5.6 Okay2017 Dec 05
Sort of mehPros: Parking was easy. Newer car, so it was pretty clean and low mileage. One guy who worked there was super charismatic but wasnt the one to check me in or out.Cons: No trunk space, not super comfortable to drive, couldnt hook phone up to stereo. Shitty gas mileage. Rental building itself was small, with no parking lot space for customers, and a little run down looking. Price roundtrip wasnt bad but price one way was horribly high when the car wasnt registered to florida.
6.8 Good2017 Nov 03
Pros: Service at the rental location was good, phone-wise ... spent about 10 minutes on hold at one point but everything else was really great. Very friendly and helpful staff.Cons: Not the car I would have expected and it was such a base model that in terms of safety features I felt like I was really paying too much. In this day and age it is only right to expect things like hands free cell service or back up cameras at the very least. Most cars will have them, so to get in and not have any of those features feels like the cars are not the safest they can be - especially for what you pay.
3.6 Mediocre2017 Oct 10
Pros: The staff was friendly and helpfulCons: This Hertz location seemed stretched really thin on employees at the times I came in for pick-up and drop-off. Huge line of customers combined with the phone ringing off the hook really slowed everything down. Thankfully the staff seemed very professional and kept their cool pretty well, but I think the company would better serve the customers if it had enough people to properly handle the amount of tasks that can pull an associate away from helping a customer or getting them in and out in a reasonable time (I didn't get to speak to an agent for my 5PM reservation until 5:40). As far as the car goes, the midsize vehicle I rented drove well, however the passenger seat had very visible stains that the agent told me they tried their best to shampoo out, but was the best they could do. The extra fees after the estimate was also an unwelcome surprise. Overall, the experience will probably cause me not to rent with Hertz again in the future.
10.0 Excellent2017 Aug 24
Pros: Aside from covering all the bases, the guys were very warm and friendly. Asked me if I needed a ride, and offered me a bottle of water when I didn't. Hertz will definitely come to mind first the next time I need to rent a car.
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Rated #4
Avis
6.9 Good (33 reviews)
2 locations in Gainesville
Avis
Locations in Gainesville
1714 Southwest 34th Street+1 352 371 2424
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:00
Sunday08:00 - 23:00
3880 Northeast 39th Avenue, Suite E+1 352 375 4326
Monday10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday10:00 - 22:00
Thursday10:00 - 22:00
Friday10:00 - 22:00
Saturday10:00 - 22:00
Sunday10:00 - 22:00
  • 7
  • 7.1
  • 6.7
  • 6.7
  • 7
Recent reviews
6.4 Good2020 Jan 08
Pros: Staff was unfriendly at drop off. She was so unwelcoming it makes me not want to rent from you allCons: The rate for adding on days at the counter
6.0 Good2018 Nov 12
Charge per milePros: All went well, thank you. Why did you charge per mile over 150? Other car rental are unlimited, curious
10.0 Excellent2018 Aug 12
Pros: Fast easy drop off
7.2 Good2018 Jul 30
Pros: It was easy to find the designated parking.Cons: 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
Cons: They charged the wrong price. Different than what I agreed to
8.0 Excellent2017 Aug 17
enjoyed our chevy cruzePros: The 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.Cons: There was a faint odor of cigarettes in the car.
2.0 Mediocre2017 Aug 06
Cons: I was not informed that Avis does not accept debit cards, so I got no car and therefore almost lost my flight to Brazil.
2.0 Mediocre2017 Jun 17
No cars availablePros: Reserved through Kayak but there were no cars available when I got to the location. Person behind the desk said it was the darn internet's fault.Cons: See above
9.6 Excellent2017 Jun 09
Cons: One tire was at 28 lbs..not in the 40's...gas tank was not on full but it all worked out & the orlando team was excellent
2.0 Mediocre2017 Apr 09
NEVER AGAIN!Pros: Not a darned thing!Cons: I was provided by KAYAK a date, location and time to pick up an Avis rental car. When I arrived on time at the designated location the Avis rental counter was un-attended and the rental counter was closed. When counting Avis by telephone Avis was 100% un-cooperative and un-helpful in assisting me to secure an Avis rental car from an alternative Avis location. Fortunately, albeit "last minute", I luckily found a rental vehicle from one of Avis' competitors. As a result of this incident, I will NEVER AGAIN use Avis - or KAYAK.
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Rated #5
Alamo
8.1 Excellent (14 reviews)
1 location in Gainesville
Alamo
Locations in Gainesville
3880 Ne 39th Ave Ste G+1 844 841 7825
Monday08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:00
Friday08:00 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:00
Sunday08:00 - 23:00
  • 8.2
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Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent2017 Apr 22
Pros: Easy to use
10.0 Excellent2017 Feb 27
Pros: 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
Pros: Reserved and received the product and service as requested, making me a satisfied customer.
10.0 Excellent2017 Jan 08
Pros: Easy pickup and drop off. Super friendly service. Super nice car.
6.4 Good2017 Jan 07
Pros: Loved backup cameraCons: Counter 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
SuperPros: Best 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.Cons: Nothing
2.0 Mediocre2016 Sep 16
Cons: No car available when I got there.
9.2 Excellent2016 Aug 30
Cons: The usb port didn't charge or allow my phone to connect to the stereo.
10.0 Excellent2016 Jul 11
Pros: Car was cleaned and gave me good mileage. They treated me with curtesy and service was excellent
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Rated #6
Dollar
5.7 Okay (3 reviews)
1 location in Gainesville
Dollar
Locations in Gainesville
3880 Northeast 39th Avenue+1 866 434 2226
Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 6.6
  • 6
  • 5.3
  • 4.6
  • 6
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Florida Van Rentals
1 location in Gainesville
Florida Van Rentals
Locations in Gainesville
3880 Northeast 39th Avenue+1 407 438 8010
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National
1 location in Gainesville
National
Locations in Gainesville
3880 Ne 39th Ave Ste G+1 844 841 7826
Monday08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:00
Friday08:00 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:00
Sunday08:00 - 23:00
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Sunnycars
1 location in Gainesville
Sunnycars
Locations in Gainesville
3400 NE 39th Avenue
Recent reviews
212 travelers who rented a car in Gainesville gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.8

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