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Pittsburgh, PA, United States
2 Nov — 9 Nov
Same drop-off
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
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Pick-up locationPittsburgh
Rental locations37
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Pittsburgh car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Alamo
Best rated
8.9 Excellent (187 reviews)
1 location in Pittsburgh
Alamo
Locations in Pittsburgh
  • 8.9
  • 9
  • 8.9
  • 8.9
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
7.9 Good2021 Oct 14
Alamo Pittsburgh was very accommodating in changing our reservation date at an almost last minute notice. We were very pleased.
5.9 Okay2021 Oct 07
I didn't like the toyota at all, You had to fall into the front seats and could not adjust them. Very unconfortable. We needed to get from Pittsburgh up to Sharon ( appx 60 minutes) that the seats were horrible. Dash said car needed service and to contact dealer, which we advised the check out guy, but said it was no big deal. The car was clean and smelled fresh.
10.0 Excellent2021 Sep 08
It was an all around very good experience... if needed would do it again
10.0 Excellent2021 Jul 11
Pickup at Pittsburgh Airport was not good. They did not way for late flights coming in and when I got to the counter to pickup the car there was no staff. We were forced to stay in a hotel at the airport. I even called to confirm and to let them know my flight was coming in 45 mins late. They did not wait. overall a pretty bad experience. That being said I spoke with Asst. Branch Manager Grant Pastor the next morning and he was very empathic and helpful. I appreciated working with him and he made it right and went above & beyond. That was a great experience. Jason
3.9 Mediocre2021 Jul 11
Being able to pick up the rental on airport property was great. However, we reserved a van several months in advance but there were no vans available. We were told that we could wait for a van, but when we asked the employee how long that would be, we were answered with a shoulder shrug. We had to stuff all 6 adults and luggage into a SUV that really only fit 4 adults comfortably. The middle row of seats could not be adjusted, making for very cramped seating in the third row. Those sitting in the third row had zero leg room. The third row would comfortably fit 2 small children, but NOT 2 adults. If you have six adults, do not settle for an Infiniti QX80. There is very little room for luggage as well.
7.9 Good2021 Jun 22
Everything about the car was fine. However, the pricing is outrageously high... despite using Kayak. The pickup process is slow. Apparently there's been a wave of fraud so you have to recite your information verbally to confirm your order in person.
10.0 Excellent2021 Jun 06
Everything was very easy and the staff was very helpful.As with anything, lower daily rates would be great, but in general I had a good experience.
10.0 Excellent2021 Feb 05
Very fast pick up and delivery. Friendly staff.Nothing
9.6 Excellent2020 Oct 21
YesNothing, everything was great
10.0 Excellent2019 Feb 01
Pickup and drop off was quick and easy.
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Rated #2
Payless
8.5 Excellent (209 reviews)
1 location in Pittsburgh
Payless
Locations in Pittsburgh
  • 8.3
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2020 Jan 27
Line was short. Car was close. That may be a function of the airport and my flight time but everyone was easy convenient and smooth
8.8 Excellent2019 Dec 09
Good service. No wait times.many people would probably be happy with my experience, but not so much for me. I was upgraded from a sedan to our SUV at no charge. Did not know that’s what I was getting. Just not my personal preference, plus it cost two or three times as much for gasoline. Other than that, great experience
10.0 Excellent2019 Nov 15
VeryEasy, quick and convenient!
4.8 Okay2019 Sep 28
Vehicle stunk from cigarettes and the windshield was clouded with residue
8.8 Excellent2019 Sep 27
Drop off took a while. Only one guy working, and he was slow. Almost missed our flight.
8.4 Excellent2019 Sep 18
Staff was good even tho there were IT probs.Solving IT probs.
9.6 Excellent2019 Aug 07
renting was easy. We used third party insurance with no trouble. Dropoff took a long time as the little booth was also used for starting rental as well. Car was very nice and clean and worked well.drop off took a bit long and area so dark you could not see if any damage to car.
4.8 Okay2019 Aug 06
Vehical was dirty from inside Vehical was old.. no Bluetooth for phone
9.2 Excellent2019 Jul 30
Drop off was easy, could be a little faster but my flight was later so no worries.Didn't have the type of vehicle I reserved so had to get a bigger vehicle instead.
10.0 Excellent2019 Jul 16
Friendly and helpful staffNo complaints
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Rated #3
Enterprise
7.7 Good (132 reviews)
11 locations in Pittsburgh
Enterprise
Locations in Pittsburgh
  • 7.9
  • 7.9
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 Oct 25
Very easy pu & do.
1.9 Horrible2021 Oct 12
Horrible customer service. Guy was rude. Get someone else, to work that place. Seemed like he didn’t want to.
1.9 Horrible2021 Sep 20
When we arrived on Saturday night, they had no cars left. What good is a reservation if there are no cars when we get there? We had to waste time going back to the airport to get a car the next morning instead of seeing family. Very aggravating.
10.0 Excellent2021 Aug 10
Good for what I needed quick and easy
2.0 Mediocre2021 May 06
The car I reserved was not available at the airport. Instead it was located 10 miles from the airport and the location was closed before I could pick up the car. Left stranded at the Pittsburgh airport and no one at the Enterprise location would help unless I wanted to pay double and take a smaller car.
6.0 Good2020 Nov 30
A $200.00 deposit was required when I rented the vehicle (I was informed the deposit would be credited when I returned the vehicle.). When I returned the vehicle a day early, clean and without damage I was not given a receipt (paper or email.) Here we are 5 days later and no sign of my deposit. Disappointing.
6.4 Good2020 Oct 06
The priceThe vehicle that was found and reserved through Kayak was not actually available at the location. Offered an alternate minivan at same price, but it would have cost more in gas for me to use it. Had to find another location that had the appropriate size vehicle and would honor the Kayak price. Original location was not helpful in finding another as they stated that each location was individually owned/operated and they couldn't guarantee anything.
7.6 Good2020 Oct 05
Vehicle was very dirty on outside. Windshield very dirty on inside. For the money you pay for a “premium” SUV, it should be clean. I had to take it to a car wash and shine the tires.
5.6 Okay2020 Oct 03
There are very few agents, rental counter at Pittsburgh this closed and the signs directing you to the competitor counter to check in are not clear. Then you wait outside for 30mins to be helped to your car. It took 90 mins for me to get from baggage claim to leaving the rental car garage.
9.2 Excellent2020 Aug 10
Good experience all around except van was dirty inside. With vivid was confused why. Cleaned and swept vehicle myself before loading and driving.See above
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Rated #4
Dollar
7.6 Good (148 reviews)
1 location in Pittsburgh
Dollar
Locations in Pittsburgh
  • 7.9
  • 7.9
  • 7.6
  • 7.9
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 Sep 07
Very quick counter service.
10.0 Excellent2021 Aug 28
Just keep doing what your doing because Enterprise is not as nice in Reno. NV
3.9 Mediocre2021 Aug 20
Car was not clean inside when we got it. Pick up counter help was not friendly. Drop off person was great. When you turned the car off the side mirrors would move in which was good but when you turned the car back on the didn’t open up so you had to roll your window down to open them. A quick tutorial of the car would have been nice.
5.9 Okay2021 Aug 12
Economy car not available. Compact substitute more expensive. Paperwork confusing and part of printout not legible.
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 03
The car i got did not have a toll transponder (I paid for one). I am now trying to get this cost removed from my bill. It is a bureaucratic hell. The car radio did not work for my 9 hour car trip! I tried to change my pick up time and got lost on almost two hours of waiting on the phone. Got tossed back and forth to different entities. I finally gave up and just made a new rental. Not a good experience at all.
10.0 Excellent2021 Jul 20
It was very easy and convenient
7.9 Good2021 Jul 11
Everything was fantastic, except that our car had a very noticeable cigarette smell whenever you would first get into it. Other than that it was great.
8.0 Excellent2021 Jun 28
Nice clean car, excellent condition, friendly employees
2.0 Mediocre2021 Jun 28
I had to cancel my trip for a family emergency and despite all of that I couldn’t even cancel my reservation because they have a no cancellation, no refund, no transfer policy. So I paid full price for a car that I wasn’t even in the same city to pick up.
4.0 Okay2021 Jun 21
The gentleman at the counter was very friendly and nice.The car was nasty! There is no way it was cleaned before we got in. There was crusty stuff all over the the dash. What I pray was potato chip crumbs all over the front of the car. The windshield has smooshed bugs on the INSIDE OF THE WINDSHIELD!!! Had not been vacuumed. We were in a rush to get to a memorial service, or I would have said something at pickup. When we returned the car, there was NO ONE outside to speak to about the condition of the vehicle.
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Rated #5
Hertz
7.2 Good (188 reviews)
7 locations in Pittsburgh
Hertz
Locations in Pittsburgh
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
  • 7.2
  • 7.1
  • 7
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay2021 Oct 19
My plans changed so I cancelled my rental however I was still charged $50.
7.9 Good2021 Oct 17
While the car was clean, I was still able to wipe it down once I got it to my house and clean it up some more.
1.9 Horrible2021 Oct 12
Was charged extra fees at time of pick up even though my receipt from paying online said I had $0 due. Not impressed and will be asking for these charges to be reversed. Lady behind the counter was not helpful when I explained this either.
7.9 Good2021 Sep 30
A bit pricey but that is the new normal for the post covid era.
10.0 Excellent2021 Sep 28
Vehicle kind of smelled like a smoker used it
10.0 Excellent2021 Sep 21
Fast service
3.9 Mediocre2021 Sep 19
Pros: The cost of the vehicle was great. No issues with the actual vehicle. Good on gas. Cons: Hours of operation was hectic. Staff dropping off was horrible. Actually waiting for support to reach out about my experience. I will never rent from Hertz based on my drop off experience.
1.9 Horrible2021 Sep 17
The pickup process was very confusing. My flight got in an hour late, so somehow my rental ended up being 25% more expensive because I was technically only renting for 3 days instead of 4. At least I think that's what the agent told me - it was very hard to hear him. Once I left the airport to go find my car, the employees responsible for bringing everyone's cars were not helpful at all. They all appeared to be stressed and no one would simply tell me where I should wait for my car. I will certainly not be using Hertz out of the Pittsburgh airport again.
1.9 Horrible2021 Sep 12
The location was closed when it was time to return car so I had to go to another location and they charged me extra $100 because I returned car to another location. They just ripped me off
1.9 Horrible2021 Sep 07
Rude at counter. Why open at 8:00 am - a little late.
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Rated #6
Budget
7 Good (126 reviews)
6 locations in Pittsburgh
Budget
Locations in Pittsburgh
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 6.8
  • 6.9
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible2021 Oct 12
There were approx 15 people in line ahead of me. They had 1 person working. She was helping 1 person per 5 or 10 minutes. We stood in line for over an hour and a half. When there were 4 people in front of me another associate showed up to help. And she got 3 customers cars per 1 for the original lady.
1.9 Horrible2021 Sep 21
They ran out of cars earlier in the day before we landed. Never got one notice. When I got to the counter the lady there was not nice, had no information just said there is supposed to be cars coming in. I found that the people in the front of the line were waiting for 2 hours and still no car. In order to get us to leave they took our names down and said they would call when a car was ready. I asked if we take #1 spot for the first cars that come in the next day she said no we have other reservations. I said we all had reservations for today. She had nothing to say that made sense. I will never rent a car with budget.
10.0 Excellent2021 Sep 14
Fast, efficient service. Clean, very nice car.
5.9 Okay2021 Aug 24
Car brakes and wheel not tightly responsive. Check in person should’ve reviewed the early morning drop off process for at 5 AM has no person there. The directions to the drop off site were not clear as with Hertz and other companies which had directional signs at the entrance to the car rental return area. The directions for drop off at the site were not clear. Fortunately another renter was able to explain it to me. The car had a strong acrid odor of old cigarette smoke souring the interior. Advise that these be remedied for easing the struggle of future renters
1.9 Horrible2021 Jul 23
Tried to rent a car, wasn’t a necessity but a conveniences. There was no one in line and was like that for a few min before I got there still had to wait to be helped. I didn’t have enough to cover the rental plus deposit and didn’t have enough on one card but had more than enough on two and they refused to split it. I had enough on my debit card to cover it but because I didn’t have a plane ticket, local renter, they wouldn’t except it. So I cancel the rental and walked out the door. Not happy at all!!
8.0 Excellent2021 Jun 25
Drop off and pick upFilled tank before dropping off and gauge read full still charged to refuel
6.0 Good2021 Jun 08
Friendly staff, efficient, really clean and comfortable car.Very questionable brakes. Felt soft, and made a loud grinding sound.
6.0 Good2021 May 10
Staff at PIT and BWI were very helpful.There was no antennae on the car. I picked it up at PIT that way. Did not realize it was missing until I reached my destination. Also, the passenger window did not work. Lastly, the Budget office was not open when I returned the car. I drove around BWI for 30 minutes trying to figure where and how to return the car. Turns out I was to return it at the AVIS drop-off. No instructions advised of that change. Very disappointing.
6.0 Good2021 Apr 11
Getting a hold of and agent at the airport called several time in the day and line was busy.
10.0 Excellent2020 Sep 20
PerfectEverything was easy and no hassles.
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Rated #7
Thrifty
8.4 Excellent (31 reviews)
1 location in Pittsburgh
Thrifty
Locations in Pittsburgh
  • 8.8
  • 8.5
  • 8.3
  • 8.5
  • 8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2020 Nov 20
They were looking out to save me money and not maximize their profitsI did not get documentation to put in the glove compartment to verify the rental agreement, but I had documentation from the verification email during the initial booking
8.0 Excellent2018 Jul 17
provided with GMC Acadia instead of Hyundai Santa Fe
6.4 Good2018 Jun 10
In Dulles dropping off, it was a breeze. Quick review of the car and did not delay us for our flight.In PIT, there were two of us in line. The service gal, very nice, was super slow and it sounded as though the people in front of us were just hating away with small talk and face time, yes face time with the customer while the rest of us watched and waited. It took almost an hour to help two guests. Not to mention with a very hot temp in a garage with an infant... doesn’t make it pleasurable.
10.0 Excellent2018 Jan 07
FlawlessI picked up at the airport in less than 10 minutes. Everything with the reservation was correct and I was offered a choice of a minivan or a full size SUV for the same price as the reservation. The return process was simple. Everyone with Thrifty was friendly and helpful.
2.0 Mediocre2018 Jan 02
WRONG DROP-OFF LOCATION. COME ON GUYS
9.2 Excellent2017 Dec 28
Great rentalWas given a new Ford Escape with leather seats and many other add on options that made the vehicle very comfortable and a great rental. Still had that new car smell and drove like a dream. Excellent experience.
7.6 Good2017 Nov 28
Not the car we wantedThrifty employees were helpful and friendly.Getting a Jeep instead of a Rav4. The Jeep was gutless and a gas guzzler. It was also bigger than we wanted. The overhead lights didn’t work - apparently there’s a dashboard setting that turns them off but they should be on when the car is rented out. We spent the whole trip groping around for stuff in the dark.
10.0 Excellent2017 Nov 15
Excellent rentalVery good vehicle, was in excellent condition at pick upNone
10.0 Excellent2017 Jul 01
Summer Van RentalThe van was clean, well equipped and comfortable for our vacation.There was nothing I didn't like!
8.8 Excellent2017 May 31
Great rental option for wedding.upgraded at airport to a 300c for a wedding Traveling in Style
Rated #8
Avis
7.7 Good (48 reviews)
5 locations in Pittsburgh
Avis
Locations in Pittsburgh
  • 8.1
  • 8
  • 7.7
  • 7.4
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible2021 Oct 18
The FOB wasn't working and couldnt lock the car the entire time and it wouldn't start either. The emergency roadside assistance lady had a very thick accent and couldn't understand a word of what she said but she told me to hold the FOB near the ignition which worked but the car kept chiming and showing a message "The FOB has left the vehicle". Extermely annoying. Being a weekend, all Avis non-airport locations were closed.
10.0 Excellent2021 Oct 05
The only issue was the spot where the car was suppose to be was incorrect other than that all went well.
10.0 Excellent2021 Jul 13
The office could use better outside signage, walked right past it at first.
10.0 Excellent2021 May 17
I came back a bit worry because there was no body to give the car to and we saw several living it in a line at Avis so we did toI know it is a bit difficult to have some one at 4:20 am at the airport so you could feel a bit more secure about the deliver of the car
10.0 Excellent2020 Sep 27
Personable staff at pickup & drop off. Easy drop off procedure. No hard sell on upgrades/options at pick up.More options for available vehicles in the class reserved.
5.2 Okay2020 Jul 30
My afternoon reservation was confirmed until close. When I arrived, busy office was down to 2 cars. So I'm thankful I was told correctly. It would help everyone to have 2 employees on desk on Friday and Saturday. ******* My drop off.... Car had flat .had to be towed. That was 7/25. I received "reminder" automatic call 7/29 to "RETURN THE CAR ! "... Nothing had been communicated. I HAVE NOT GOTTEN MY SECURITY DEPOSIT BACK YET....As they cannot "close the rental out" until back at branch ......They are responsible to pick it up!!
2.0 Mediocre2019 Jul 30
The Staff was fine. The problem was that the rental car reservation was for a different place than the Pittsburgh airport where we needed it. I do not know how this happened. The result is that I had to cancel the reservation and rent from a competitor who offered a much better rate than Avis.Since this type of error happens frequently, I think the staff should be prepared for it and supply a competitive rate to rent the car.
2.0 Mediocre2019 Jul 20
Pick up staff was helpful but drop off worst staff at Airport reception.
9.6 Excellent2017 Nov 27
Pretty seamless pick up and drop off even though it was busy.Rates seemed a little high for a Pittsburgh rental. It was a Holiday weekend but comparing to the same time last year it was high.
10.0 Excellent2017 Sep 07
Good experienceThe rental process was painless and quick. The people were friendly and courteous. The rental area is really convenient due to it being right outside of the baggage claim area. This doesn't have anything to do with Avis specifically, but it made for an easier rental experience with Avis in Pittsburgh. The car was better than I expected, in good shape, etc. The return process was easy and fast.Nothing that I can think of.
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Rated #9
National
8.3 Excellent (11 reviews)
1 location in Pittsburgh
National
Locations in Pittsburgh
  • 9.2
  • 9.2
  • 8.5
  • 8.7
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 Oct 11
Great truck.
1.9 Horrible2021 Oct 05
I was charged an extra $150 at the end because I booked through Kayak and Kayak do not disclose the total price on their end.
7.6 Good2017 Aug 07
No agent at the counter at 6AM for reservationWas upgraded to a great car, an Audi Q3 SUV. Made the long drive from Pittsburgh to Boston pretty comfortable. Thanks for that.There was no ticket agent at the National counter at 6AM. Had to go out to the garage to find someone.
10.0 Excellent2017 Jul 02
Easy and quick!Checking in at the counter was super easy - drivers license, a question about fueling the car and another about insurance and we were done at the counter! No pressure to ourchas ethe insurance. Easy access to the car out of one of the airport doors. Had a couple of minivans to choose from. Returning the car was even easier, pull in, let them check the mileage and the fuel level, and receipt in hand. They had luggage carts for us to use at no charge. Highly recommend!
Easirent
2 locations in Pittsburgh
Easirent
Locations in Pittsburgh
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Sunnycars
1 location in Pittsburgh
Sunnycars
Locations in Pittsburgh
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1080 travelers who rented a car in Pittsburgh gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.9

Car rental locations in or near Pittsburgh

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Most popular car type

Intermediate

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Car rental insurance in Pittsburgh

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh.

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 Pittsburgh car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Pittsburgh

  • Book your rental car in Pittsburgh at least 4 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Pittsburgh are around 16% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Pittsburgh

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Pittsburgh are Alamo (8.9, 329 reviews), Payless (8.5, 288 reviews), and Enterprise (7.9, 273 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Pittsburgh is ₪11.73 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between ₪141 and ₪188, depending on the car size.

  • Intermediate (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Pittsburgh.

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

  • A Intermediate car rental in Pittsburgh costs ₪191 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Pittsburgh costs ₪194 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Pittsburgh costs ₪194 per day, on average.