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Madison, WI, United States
25 Sep — 2 Oct
Same drop-off
Madison, WI, United States
Sat 25.09
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Sat 02.10
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Pick-up locationMadison
Rental locations17
Airport locations7

Madison car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Hertz
Best rated
7.3 Good (192 reviews)
3 locations in Madison
Hertz
Locations in Madison
  • 7.4
  • 7.6
  • 7.3
  • 7
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
3.9 Mediocre2021 Sep 17
Sighed up to pick car at the airport, your site got me a car, but it wasn't at the airport it was a $60 Uber ride away. Beware that when you request to pick up a car at the airport it may not be at the airport and can cost a lot to of time and money to get to the car that was rented.
5.9 Okay2021 Aug 29
I believe my credit card information may have been compromised after I retuned the car there was a $100 charge attempted after I already paid for my rental.
1.9 Horrible2021 Jul 17
They cancelled our car. Claimed they didn’t have one after all.
2.0 Mediocre2021 Jun 15
Due to travel delays, we arrived fifteen minutes outside of the pick-up time frame. Our reservation had been taken by someone else, so we were forced into a more expensive upgrade.
8.0 Excellent2021 Jun 08
The staff we were working with was friendly, not another staff member was getting frustrated with a customerIt was a small room and many people were picking up at the same time
4.0 Okay2021 May 11
When I first arrived, I was told the minivan I rented had been sold. Then I was told he had to speak to the manager to see if he could find a minivan (which I needed to move my daughter out of her apartment). They "found" another minivan and it was filthy. Then I requested to be able to pay for tolls and they said this vehicle did not have that option. One would think that all rental vehicles would have that options. I then had to figure out how to attach the plate and pay for tolls on the highway to Illinois. I have rented vehicles from Hertz many times and this was not the best experience I have had.
8.0 Excellent2021 Apr 02
Very friendly staff and clean carWasn’t able to change drop off location
6.0 Good2021 Mar 18
The drop off was very easy and friendly. The car didn't break down.The car wasn't clean but I understand they were busy.
2.0 Mediocre2021 Feb 28
They waited until I arrived to tell me they didn’t have a rental available
2.0 Mediocre2021 Feb 15
Staff was trying to helpful but nothing they could doI wasn’t able to rent the car due to a credit hold
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Rated #2
Enterprise
8.5 Excellent (80 reviews)
5 locations in Madison
Enterprise
Locations in Madison
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.4
  • 8.6
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2020 Jun 09
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
Staff was excellent treated very well go to business there againIn my opinion they did very well and again I will do business with them again
10.0 Excellent2019 Oct 21
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
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.Best experience I have ever had when renting a car!
8.0 Excellent2019 Jul 27
The airport Enterprise desk sent me across town to another Enterprise location that was closed till noon.
2.0 Mediocre2019 Jul 16
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
Friendly and courteous staff
8.4 Excellent2019 May 06
very friendly but not helpful!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
Staff was nice, Friendly and accommodating.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
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
  • 8.6
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent2020 Aug 17
Price and fast serviceFirst 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
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
Staff was friendly, easy pick up And return
10.0 Excellent2020 Apr 17
Very fast pickup and drop off. Clean and quality car. Great price.
10.0 Excellent2020 Apr 13
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!No
8.0 Excellent2019 Aug 15
easy and friendly staff. car close to desk.nothing particular.
10.0 Excellent2019 Jul 16
BestBest
7.2 Good2019 Feb 07
Staff was greatIt 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
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
Ease of renting, price, value, agent service and friendliness
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Rated #4
Budget
8 Excellent (59 reviews)
3 locations in Madison
Budget
Locations in Madison
  • 8.2
  • 7.9
  • 7.9
  • 8.2
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay2021 May 10
The staff at pickup was overloaded. Fastbreak was very slow.Fastbreak could have been quicker. The car had a terrible Cigar odor that caused me an the passengers to feel sick to our stomachs. We had to periodically open the windows to try to mitigate the cigar smell and sick to stomach feeling. I'm requesting a credit towards a future car rental. Thank you.
10.0 Excellent2020 Nov 30
The agent was friendly and funny. Checking-in electronically made it so I was in and out of the store very quickly.Nothing of note could have been improved.
7.2 Good2020 Oct 12
Staff was lovely and helpful! The car fit our needs.Felt pressured to get car protection
10.0 Excellent2020 Aug 29
Car was super clean- both pick-up and drop-off was super easy and the employees were informed and so nice.Shuttle to off airport location would be great as walking with luggage isn’t easy..
10.0 Excellent2020 Aug 19
Hassle free pick up and drop off
10.0 Excellent2020 Jul 12
Nothing, it was great!
10.0 Excellent2019 Dec 10
The woman who helped me at the front desk at pickup was great at explaining everything and very personable.
6.0 Good2019 Nov 03
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
It was fairly expensive for the car I got.
5.6 Okay2019 Jan 26
Drop off was super easy. Affordable car for what we needed. Car was clean inside though very snowy on the exterior.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.
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Rated #5
Avis
7.8 Good (19 reviews)
3 locations in Madison
Avis
Locations in Madison
  • 8.1
  • 8.2
  • 7.4
  • 8.1
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 02
I had a reservation, they refused to honor it
10.0 Excellent2019 Aug 28
Very friendlyBetter signage about leaving car and walking in n.
4.8 Okay2019 Jun 26
The staff at the counter were very pleasant and helpful.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
LifesaverBriana (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
We appreciated the call explaining Avis' request to switch our vehicle for your own purposes.
9.6 Excellent2017 Feb 07
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 serviceFriendly but slow counter service.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
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
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
  • 8
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 7
Recent reviews
5.6 Okay2018 Dec 30
Small location, fast serviceI dropped off in less than 5 minutesI would not recommend Avis ever again
Sunnycars
1 location in Madison
Sunnycars
Locations in Madison
Recent reviews
391 travelers who rented a car in Madison gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.8

Car rental locations in or near Madison

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Standard

When to book a rental car in Madison

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Top tips for renting a car in Madison

  • Book your rental car in Madison at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in Madison are around 45% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Madison

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Madison are Enterprise (8.6, 255 reviews), Budget (8.0, 62 reviews), and Hertz (7.4, 206 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Madison is ₪11.26 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between ₪135 and ₪180, depending on the car size.

  • Standard (Class Cargo Van or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Madison.

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

  • A Standard car rental in Madison costs ₪115 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Madison costs ₪118 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Madison costs ₪126 per day, on average.