New Orleans car rentals

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New Orleans car rental information

Pick-up locationNew Orleans
Car types
Rental locations23
Airport locations5

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in New Orleans

  • New Orleans is a cultural melting pot of diverse heritage, world-renowned music, exceptional nightlife, and culinary options. Renting a car will help you maximize your time in New Orleans; whether you aim to explore the varied wetlands that the surrounding lakes and Mississippi River have to offer, or would prefer to discover secrets spread across the downtown metropolis, renting a car is the best option. Aside from checking out the distinctive Creole-styled architecture in the French Quarter, ensure you venture across Lake Pontchartrain and witness the isolated beauty of Fontainebleau State Park and Mandeville.
  • The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is located approximately 4.5 miles from the downtown area and you can expect to complete the drive in about 25 minutes. Major hire companies such as Enterprise, Budget, Hertz, and Dollar have a range of hire options to suit you; you can use KAYAK to find the best deal. Once you have collected your luggage, proceed towards the exit and take a right turn under the sheltered walkway towards the Car hire Facility to pick up your keys.
  • Streetcars, commonly referred to as trams in other parts of the world, are present in the center of town and you must be careful while driving to provide the right of way and ensure you do not stop on the tracks. While drinking alcohol on the street is uniquely legal in New Orleans, having an open alcoholic container in your car while driving is not. Right-hand turns on a red light are legal in New Orleans unless otherwise indicated.
  • Like most major cities, New Orleans experiences rush hour delays at peak commuting periods of the work week. It is advisable to plan around the rush hour between 7:30 am and 9:30 am, as well as 4 pm and 7 pm. People come to New Orleans from all across the world to celebrate events such as Mardi Gras and the Jazz & Heritage Festival. During these festivities, traffic is particularly affected close to the French Quarter so, if you are in the city during this period, allow some extra time to reach your destination.
  • Book your rental car in New Orleans at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in New Orleans are around -95% cheaper than other car types, on average

New Orleans car rental experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travelers who rented a car in New Orleans 
NatashaJan 2024
Nifty Car Rental is a local company that has great prices and treats you like an old friend. Can’t recommend them enough. They came and picked me up from the Budget office when Budget didn’t have cars.
Verified travelerJan 2024
Keep calling the location to ensure you will have a vehicle so you won't be frustrated trying find something at the last minute.
N.Feb 2024
Cautious, defensive driving is recommended.
Verified travelerOct 2023
Book directly through the rental company, not a third party.
Verified travelerJul 2023
Google Map is very useful and use public parking. It’s a bit costly but convenient and safe
Verified travelerAug 2023
make sure you check and double check your pick up and drop off locations.
Verified travelerAug 2023
Avoid having to drop the car off on a Sunday.
DavidAug 2023
Stick with the major brands.
Verified travelerMay 2023
Have gas cars as an option

FAQs about renting a car in New Orleans

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in New Orleans?

    There are plenty of winding, narrow, or dead-end streets throughout New Orleans, thanks to the town shaping around the Mississippi River. That’s why it is best to rent an intermediate sedan to suit. Use KAYAK to view the best deals across all hire companies and think about renting something similar to a Kia Soul or Hyundai Elantra.

  • What’s the speed limit in New Orleans?

    The speed limit in the residential and commercial area of New Orleans can vary from 20 mph up to 45 mph, so be careful to check the indicated signage. On freeways that are close to urban areas, the speed limit can be as low as 50 mph, while in more rural areas you can increase your speed to 70 mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in New Orleans?

    Commercially operated parking garages are the best option for secure parking in the downtown district. At Clarke Garage and Commerce Garage, both located on Gravier Street on the outskirts of the French Quarter, you can expect to pay approximately $10 to $15 for all-day weekend parking. Leave your car here for the day and explore the downtown district conveniently on foot.

  • What is the best rental car company in New Orleans?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in New Orleans is Budget (6.7, 67 reviews).

  • How much is gas price in New Orleans?

    The average gas price in New Orleans is ₪12.78 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between ₪153 and ₪204, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in New Orleans?

    Intermediate (Mazda CX-5 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in New Orleans.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in New Orleans?

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

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in New Orleans?

    An Intermediate car rental in New Orleans costs ₪653 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in New Orleans?

    A Standard car rental in New Orleans costs ₪768 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Special car rental cost in New Orleans?

    A Special car rental in New Orleans costs ₪124 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular rental car location in New Orleans?

    In New Orleans, cars are most frequently rented at Budget 1317 Canal Street (1 km from city center ).

New Orleans car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.4

Very good

174 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.4

Value for money

8.2

5 locations in New Orleans

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1019 Baronne Street

+1 504 593 9068

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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10200 East I-10 Service Rd.

+1 504 241 3900

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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1939 Canal Street

+1 504 522 7900

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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4001 S Carrollton Ave

+1 504 483 1779

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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4122 Chef Menteur Hwy

+1 504 942 8766

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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2.0 Poor

Nov 2023

KAYAK
They didn’t have car for me. Even after I’d booked one online and paid for insurance.

8.0 Very good

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

the whole experience was great....everyone was friendly.....

Cons:

it was al good....

8.4 Very good

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Helpful staff.

Cons:

I believed this location was at MSY, but it was not. I had to take a 25 minute Uber ride to the actual location. I will need to be more careful on selecting next time. I was sure that I selected MSY. :(

9.6 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was awesome, and the pick-up and drop-off experiences were seamless.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

This Enterprise location was fast and friendly. Loved the service!

9.6 Wonderful

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Speedy check in process

1 out of 35

Budget

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.6

Value for money

6.8

2 locations in New Orleans

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Locations in New Orleans

1317 Canal Street

+1 504 565 5600

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday08:00 - 17:30
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2 Poydras Street

+1 504 558 1860

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
The staff were fantastic and helpful. The car was clean and in excellent condition

2.0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Despite having a reservation they didn’t actually have any cars. The wait for a car was an hour and half and the seating area was full of people waiting for cars. I had a scheduled tour so I had to call another company for a car. Not sure what is going on but Budget needs to figure things out.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
One of the clerks were very rude. My pickup time was supposed to be noon. I waited until almost 2:00.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Staff were unfriendly and unhelpful at both locations for my one-way rental. At the pickup, they had overbooked, and I had to wait over an hour for a car to come in (some people with reservations were turned away). I was also told I had to buy their insurance to take the car, and had to work very hard to get that charge removed.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
The was no car available to rent

2.0 Poor

Sep 2022

KAYAK
The Budget online system directed us to a location that had zero cars. We had to go with all of our luggage to second location. Our order confirmed by credit card was for a convertible Mustang or similar. The second location doesn't have any convertible cars at all. Because of Budget we wasted 3 hours. They offered us only one uncomfortable car, which was not even washed. I expect a refund. I paid for something completely different, plus Budget caused a long delay in my journey, which impacted the day.

1 out of 22

Hertz

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.2

Value for money

5.6

3 locations in New Orleans

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13040 I 10 Service Road

+1 504 246 2729

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
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601 Loyola Ave

+1 504 568 1645

Opening times not available

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901 Convention Ctr Blvd

+1 504 568 1645

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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2.0 Poor

Feb 2024

KAYAK
I wanted to pickup and return my car rental at the airport (MSY), but the rental location Kayak gave me was 30 mins away and required the additional rental of an uber or lift ride. I should have been warned my rental location was not compatible with my airport.

8.0 Very good

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Staff was very helpful and the pick up and drop off easy. The only complaint is that the windshield was dirty.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
ALL GOOD!

2.0 Poor

Dec 2023

KAYAK
We could not pick up any car. They said they were sold out. So, why did Kayak send me a email with a confirmation number for the rental?

4.0 Mediocre

Dec 2023

KAYAK
They didn’t have our car on time, meaning that we had to take a temporary one and come back again later that day. When we got the type we’d reserved it was making a noise in the rear breaks.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
I booked a reservation for a car with them and when I got there they said they had no cars available. The same situation happened to at least 5 other people while i was there.

1 out of 68

Avis

5.1

Cleanliness

6.2

Comfort

6.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.0

Value for money

5.7

4 locations in New Orleans

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1317 Canal Street

+1 504 523 4318

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday08:00 - 17:30
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2 Canal Street

+1 504 581 6901

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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2 Poydras Street

+1 504 581 6901

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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300 Poydras Street

+1 504 581 6901

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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2.0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
I reserved a 13 passenger van a December 7, 3034to be picked Jan 7, 2024. Only to receive a text message Jan 7, 2024, at 7:44 am that the system was overbooked and couldn't accommodate my reservation. I called Avis customer service number was told they had the vehicle at the airport location. I got to the airport only to be told they didn't have a 13 passenger van. Why have a system that you can't keep track of amount of reservation vehicles and locations.

2.0 Poor

Dec 2023

KAYAK
We could not pick up any car. They said they didn’t have any car available for days. So, why did Kayak send me a confirmation email?

2.0 Poor

Dec 2023

KAYAK
I had problem with my card as it was an international credit card there where problem with the charge. The customer service agent at pickup was not very Professional. When i deliverd the car the agent helping me told me that they had a new card terminal and that she was awere of the problem with international cards. the agent giving me service whaen pickup was not professional.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Was perfect

2.0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
They didn't have cars available. Canceled the reservation.

2.0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Literally nothing.

Cons:

Everything. The guy was an hour and a half late then just said, “Oh well you shouldn’t have been able to book it earlier.” No apology, no discount... It ruined our whole day because we were two hours late after he had to drive us to another location because the one I reserved the car at apparently only had a 12-passenger van he kept trying to get us to take. There were three of us! We didn’t want the damn van.

1 out of 11

Economy Rent a Car

4.8

Mediocre

36 reviews

Cleanliness

5.4

Comfort

5.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.7

Value for money

5.6

One location in New Orleans

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1021 Airline Drive Kenner LA

+1 504 500 1880

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2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff at Nola Rental Car were wonderful Cannot say same for Economy where the rental was placed through. Will never rent through Kayak again!

Cons:

Everything

4.0 Mediocre

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

location was inconvenient but the staff did their best considering.

Cons:

The car was in bad shape . It sounded like the wheel bearings were completely shot and front and rear fenders weren't attached and were flapping in the wind on the freeway. It did last for the rental period but I wasn't sure it would.

8.0 Very good

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly, car inspection was thorough and previous damage was clearly marked

Cons:

We were not made aware at time of rental that the car rental company was not located where the airport transportation dropped us off. The gentleman who picked us up was prompt and all went smoothly after our arrival at the car rental which was very close to the drop off point.

6.0 Okay

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The service was ok. They were not located in the car rental area so a car had to go pick us up there and take us to the hotel where they were.

Cons:

The car was in a very poor condition. The chargers and usb didn’t work. It made noises.

8.0 Very good

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

So much easier picking this car up at the Days Inn, than dealing with the Rental car faciility.

Cons:

It could have been easier to have the shuttle pick us up at the airport rather than the bus stop shelter

8.0 Very good

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff

Cons:

Better schedule for drop off at air port

1 out of 10

GREEN MOTION

5.5

Cleanliness

5.6

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.2

Value for money

6.3

One location in New Orleans

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Locations in New Orleans

1701 Airline Dr

+1 504 287 4090

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
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10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Teka was very friendly and helpful. This car rental company is off-site from the rental center to provide lower rates, so the facilities are sparse. The car was great and clean and it was an excellent experience.

Cons:

We had difficulty reaching the main number but were finally picked-up at the bus stop at the car rental center. The vehicle was great except for the dirty inside of the windshield.

8.0 Very good

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Pickup was great, Nick was very friendly and helpful. This is a budget operation, so the facilities are sparse. The car was great and clean, except for the inside of the windshield.

Cons:

The drop-off was on a Sunday, and handled by someone who was not an actual employee of the company. It was NOT a good experience!

6.0 Okay

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Just a heads up. This rental company IS NOT LOCATED AT THE CAR RENTA CENTER. You have to take one shuttle from the airport to the car the car rental center and the call them for them to come pick you up there to take you to their place. I specifically chose companies at the terminal to avoid this, but still got this as a choice only to be surprised once I got to the rental center that it was not there

10.0 Wonderful

May 2022

KAYAK
These folks were the most helpful customer focused people I’ve come across in years. Smaller company with huge heart and great service.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2021

KAYAK
Was unable to pick up car due to late flight arrival althoughI was told in advance that it would not be a problem. I had to make other transportation plans, including a $70 Uber ride. Was still charged for car and I never had the chance to pick it up.

1 out of 2

Ace

4.5

Mediocre

27 reviews

Cleanliness

5.2

Comfort

4.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.9

Value for money

5.5

One location in New Orleans

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2070 Poydras Street

+1 504 525 4551

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Very friendly staff. One staff member offered to even drive us to the airport for 10% less than an Uber so we didn't have to wait for one or move our luggage!

Cons:

The woman we signed out papers with could have talked a bit slower. She spoke so quickly we had to ask multiple times for her to repeat herself. But she was very friendly and helpful!

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Great price compared to others. Hertz cancelled my reservation as I was getting on the plane. Fine Found this last minute. No complaints.

2.0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

They push the insurance scam real hard. They try to tell you you got to have proof of personal insurance with you. I walked out the door.

2.0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was somewhat friendly but they are stuck in a fowl location and many of there customers are turned away and unhappy.

Cons:

They could have clearly stated in big letters that they don’t rent to any one who doesn’t have proof of full collision auto insurance.

6.0 Okay

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Few staff was ok.

Cons:

Need to ensure proper maintenance of the vehicle before renting them we rented a smoke vehicle with flat tire.

5.6 Fair

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was fine. Neglected to document existing damage until prompted to do so.

Cons:

The cruise control didn’t work. The drivers side window switch was intermittent. Downgraded from 2020 model car to 2017 at checkin...

1 out of 8

Thrifty

6.4

Okay

No reviews available

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

6.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.7

Value for money

6.8

One location in New Orleans

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Locations in New Orleans

901 Convention Center Blvd

+1 504 568 1645

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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Eagle Rent A Car

No score available yet

2 locations in New Orleans

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Locations in New Orleans

2830 Canal St

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New Orleans airport

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

2 locations in New Orleans

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Locations in New Orleans

225 East Airline Hwy Kenner

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600 Rental Blvd

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Ace Rental Cars

No score available yet

One location in New Orleans

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Locations in New Orleans

2070 Poydras Street

+1 504 525 4551

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698 travelers who rented a car in New Orleans gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.7

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Most popular car type

Intermediate

When to book a rental car in New Orleans

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