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Pick-up locationMadison
Rental locations17
Airport locations7

Madison car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Hertz
Best rated
7.5 Good (175 reviews)
3 locations in Madison
Hertz
Locations in Madison
2101 Darwin Road+1 608 241 5597
Monday07:00 - 17:30
Tuesday07:00 - 17:30
Wednesday07:00 - 17:30
Thursday07:00 - 17:30
Friday07:00 - 17:30
4000 International Lane+1 608 241 3803
Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 21:00
Sunday08:00 - 21:00
6514 Odana Road+1 608 833 1118
Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
  • 7.6
  • 7.7
  • 7.4
  • 7.1
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2020 Oct 06
Cons: Car had no AC!? In the Summer? It was too late - almost Chicago when discovered...
4.0 Okay2020 Oct 06
Pros: Drop off was super easy and then came the call - a small chip in the windshield, they needed us to return for a VIR, and they write it up as quarter sized! We had to produce our own dime to show them it was smaller than a dime and did not impede the driver view and they couldn’t share the drop off pictures, when they showed us the wipers were up and the vantage point didn’t show whether a small chip had been there.Cons: A cleaner vehicle, there was trash inside and dirt and the windows weren’t clean, and they had us buy Sirius radio, said they’d show us how to use it but he just took pictures and left me the keys...we didn’t use the radio and were charged for it.
10.0 Excellent2020 Sep 23
Pros: quick easy pick up/ drop off. Clean comfortable vehicle.Cons: .
10.0 Excellent2020 Sep 23
Pros: Quick, easy pick up and drop off. Nice clean comfortable vehicle.
5.6 Okay2020 Jan 27
Cons: Rude and condescending at check-out in Madison; was on her phone and seemed that I was interrupting her to check out the car.
9.6 Excellent2019 Oct 01
Pros: Vehicle was in good shape and everything went smoothly at pickup.Cons: The luxury car offering was only a Chrysler 300 ... I would have liked to see a better offering, but the vehicle was acceptable enough.
10.0 Excellent2019 Sep 19
Pros: The Hertz Team at Madison Wisconsin were professional and friendly. Drop off was easy and hassle free.Cons: Could not have been better. The car was basically brand new.
5.6 Okay2019 Aug 03
Pros: I did not receive the car I rented from kayak. Hertz did not have a luxury car available for me to rent so I got a gas credit which does not make up for the sore back I have now because of a less comfortable car.Cons: Getting the car I rented.
9.2 Excellent2019 Jul 19
Pros: Staff was friendly and patient.Cons: Wish there were more location options to pick up the car for one way drop off
2.0 Mediocre2019 Jul 19
Cons: There were no cars available!
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Rated #2
Enterprise
8.5 Excellent (80 reviews)
5 locations in Madison
Enterprise
Locations in Madison
1864 E Washington Ave+1 608 242 5000
Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
2 Eastpark Ct+1 608 241 8901
Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
200 W Beltline Hwy+1 608 260 0063
Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
4000 International Ln+1 608 661 4900
Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 21:00
Sunday08:00 - 21:00
6646 Odana Rd+1 608 833 2220
Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.4
  • 8.6
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2020 Jun 09
Pros: very friendly staff. clean car. free upgrade due to car I ordered not in lot yet. car worked well. very positive experience.
10.0 Excellent2020 Feb 18
Pros: Staff was excellent treated very well go to business there againCons: In my opinion they did very well and again I will do business with them again
10.0 Excellent2019 Oct 21
Pros: The young fellow was very accommodating, changing cars for me when another renter left the car with terrible smoke smell. He also walked around and marked things I wouldn't have seen to avoid getting "pinged" later....one ways can get you like that.
10.0 Excellent2019 Aug 04
Pros: The staff was the best! He asked why we were renting & made a suggestion to he could give me a truck vs suv for the same cost. That was the best! The truck met our needs even better than the suv would have.Cons: Best experience I have ever had when renting a car!
8.0 Excellent2019 Jul 27
Cons: The airport Enterprise desk sent me across town to another Enterprise location that was closed till noon.
2.0 Mediocre2019 Jul 16
Cons: Rented the car to pick up close to my apartment. Did not get the details, requested several times, no response. Went to pick up the car at the place, the car was not available!! Poor performance!!
10.0 Excellent2019 May 08
Pros: Friendly and courteous staff
8.4 Excellent2019 May 06
Pros: very friendly but not helpful!Cons: The person who rented the car to me neglected to tell me that they didn't have anyone available to drive me home after I returned the rental car on a Saturday morning. When I returned the car, the person behind the counter just said, "Oh, we don't have anyone on Saturdays."
10.0 Excellent2019 Mar 28
Pros: Staff was nice, Friendly and accommodating.Cons: When trying to contact the actual store, I got the reservation center. They were very pushy and said the size of vehicle was going to be at the location. When we got there, the vehicle size was not there. We wound up having to choose something else at the same price.
9.6 Excellent2019 Feb 25
Pros: The staff was prompt, friendly, helpful and gave clear directions. Car was in excellent condition and clean and conveniently located.
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Rated #3
Alamo
8.3 Excellent (39 reviews)
1 location in Madison
Alamo
Locations in Madison
4000 International Lane+1 608 249 1614
Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 21:00
Sunday08:00 - 21:00
  • 8.6
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent2020 Aug 17
Pros: Price and fast serviceCons: First car was cleaned but had the maintenance light on and a low pressure tired. The second car was not not too cleaned. Also, I wanted to add an extra day but they would charge me more than twice instead of honoring the same price.
6.0 Good2020 Aug 07
Cons: Our car was damaged after we returned it. Unfortunately, we didn't take pictures after we dropped it off and are being charged for it. I understand their policy, and they can do what they want, but it puts a damper on our experience.
10.0 Excellent2020 Jul 09
Pros: Staff was friendly, easy pick up And return
10.0 Excellent2020 Apr 17
Pros: Very fast pickup and drop off. Clean and quality car. Great price.
10.0 Excellent2020 Apr 13
Pros: Dane County Airport Agent was on point with her details everything was ready for me. Durning this pandemic, vehicle was wiped down prior and could smell the cleanest when I opened the car door. When I dropped off in Charlotte Airport, the attendant was professional. Thank you Alamo!Cons: No
8.0 Excellent2019 Aug 15
Pros: easy and friendly staff. car close to desk.Cons: nothing particular.
10.0 Excellent2019 Jul 16
Pros: BestCons: Best
7.2 Good2019 Feb 07
Pros: Staff was greatCons: It was freezing cold below zero and they knew I was coming in. I feel they could have either moved the vehicle closer or started it. I had to walk to the furthest outside stall and it was hard starting the vehicle
2.0 Mediocre2019 Jan 23
Cons: Vehicle was not safe. I rented a car a few hours before a forecast 5-7 inch snowstorm. After almost getting stuck several times during the blizzard, I checked the condition of the tires. They were beyond the industry standard for replacement. Shocking that Alamo would rent a car in this condition.
10.0 Excellent2019 Jan 15
Pros: Ease of renting, price, value, agent service and friendliness
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Rated #4
Budget
8.2 Excellent (52 reviews)
3 locations in Madison
Budget
Locations in Madison
1136 East Washington Avenue+1 608 251 2181
Monday07:30 - 12:30
14:00 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 12:30
14:00 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 12:30
14:00 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 12:30
14:00 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 12:30
14:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
2320 Darwin Road+1 608 242 0429
Monday14:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday14:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday14:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 21:00
Thursday14:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 21:00
Friday14:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 21:00
4000 International Lane+1 608 249 5544
Monday09:15 - 23:00
Tuesday09:15 - 23:00
Wednesday10:00 - 22:00
Thursday09:15 - 23:00
Friday10:00 - 22:00
Saturday10:00 - 22:00
Sunday10:00 - 22:00
  • 8.4
  • 8.1
  • 8.1
  • 8.3
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2020 Aug 29
Pros: Car was super clean- both pick-up and drop-off was super easy and the employees were informed and so nice.Cons: Shuttle to off airport location would be great as walking with luggage isn’t easy..
10.0 Excellent2020 Aug 19
Pros: Hassle free pick up and drop off
10.0 Excellent2020 Jul 12
Cons: Nothing, it was great!
10.0 Excellent2019 Dec 10
Pros: The woman who helped me at the front desk at pickup was great at explaining everything and very personable.
6.0 Good2019 Nov 03
Cons: The hours of operation were very odd. I could have read more fine print but most people assume at least regular 9-5.
5.2 Okay2019 Oct 11
Cons: It was fairly expensive for the car I got.
5.6 Okay2019 Jan 26
Pros: Drop off was super easy. Affordable car for what we needed. Car was clean inside though very snowy on the exterior.Cons: Computers were down so the budget/Avis rep sent us to a different location. She didn’t offer transportation there. She said she would call and let them know but failed to do so it took extra time for the Avis rep to figure out what to do.
8.0 Excellent2018 Oct 06
Cons: I felt rushed when picking up the car and signing the lease papers. The agent added the gas option before asking me if I wanted it.
7.6 Good2018 Jul 30
Met our needsPros: Met our needs for 7 passengersCons: Super expensive!
10.0 Excellent2018 Feb 25
Great rental carPros: Had no issues picking up or dropping off the car. Car worked great. No complaints!
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Rated #5
Avis
8.1 Excellent (16 reviews)
3 locations in Madison
Avis
Locations in Madison
1136 East Washington Avenue+1 608 251 1717
Monday07:30 - 12:30
14:00 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 12:30
14:00 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 12:30
14:00 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 12:30
14:00 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 12:30
14:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
2320 Darwin Road+1 608 242 0429
Monday14:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday14:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday14:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 21:00
Thursday14:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 21:00
Friday14:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 21:00
4000 International Lane+1 608 242 0600
Monday09:15 - 23:00
Tuesday09:15 - 23:00
Wednesday10:00 - 22:00
Thursday09:15 - 23:00
Friday10:00 - 22:00
Saturday10:00 - 22:00
Sunday10:00 - 22:00
  • 8.2
  • 8.5
  • 7.8
  • 8.2
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2019 Aug 28
Pros: Very friendlyCons: Better signage about leaving car and walking in n.
4.8 Okay2019 Jun 26
Pros: The staff at the counter were very pleasant and helpful.Cons: The car was in pretty poor condition. It had some dents and scratches, and if it had been cleaned the cleaning didn't show. Candidly, the car wasn't worth the high rental cost; I've had much nicer cars for a lower cost at other airports.
10.0 Excellent2018 Nov 19
LifesaverPros: Briana (I think it was Briana) at the Dane County Airport helped me quickly get into a great car after a disastrous experience with having a flight canceled without warning. I was in a hurry and on a tight budget. She was kind and helpful and got me a wonderful, reliable and comfy car, fast.
10.0 Excellent2017 Nov 27
Pros: We appreciated the call explaining Avis' request to switch our vehicle for your own purposes.
9.6 Excellent2017 Feb 07
Cons: the "low tire pressure" light came on and the window washer did not work because it was frozen
3.6 Mediocre2017 Jan 05
Terrible customer servicePros: Friendly but slow counter service.Cons: Slow process to complete pick up. I received no communication that the drop off point for my one-way rental was a satellite location with no official Avis presence, then was charged for a second day after they claimed it was returned late even though there was only a place to drop the keys, so they have no way of verifying my return time. When I called to dispute the additional late charges, the customer service was slow and unhelpful.
6.4 Good2016 Jul 16
Cons: Was not a ware I had to pick up off site...cost me too much time on a business trip.
3.6 Mediocre2015 Dec 29
Cons: Constant attempts at up selling. They finally gave me a Kia from Budget that had a defective front seat
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Rated #6
National
7.8 Good (2 reviews)
1 location in Madison
National
Locations in Madison
4000 International Lane+1 608 249 1614
Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 21:00
Sunday08:00 - 21:00
  • 8
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 7
Recent reviews
5.6 Okay2018 Dec 30
Small location, fast servicePros: I dropped off in less than 5 minutesCons: I would not recommend Avis ever again
Sunnycars
1 location in Madison
Sunnycars
Locations in Madison
4000 International Lane
Recent reviews
364 travelers who rented a car in Madison gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.9

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  • Book your rental car in Madison at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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  • Compact (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Madison.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Madison are Enterprise (8.6, 246 reviews), Budget (8.1, 55 reviews), and Hertz (7.5, 189 reviews).

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

  • A Compact car rental in Madison costs ₪185 per day, on average.