Rochester car rentals

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Rochester car rental information

Pick-up locationRochester
Car types
Rental locations23
Airport locations9

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Rochester

  • With a hire car you can drive from Rochester, NY to numerous attractions such as the Strong Museum and Seabreeze Amusement Park. Nearby cities including Buffalo, Geneva, and even Toronto, Canada can be easily reached by car. In less than two hours you can also drive to Niagara Falls, a hot tourist spot in both the United States and Canada.
  • Renting a car at Rochester International Airport is a necessity because the bus routes are limited in and around the city. Extremely convenient, its hire car station is right by the baggage claim, making it fast and easy for you to pick up both your luggage and car within minutes. Several hire car agencies are stationed here including Enterprise, Hertz, and Budget.
  • There is an inner loop that goes around the downtown area and connects to popular local sights like the sports arenas or museums. There is also an outer-loop that connects to state routes I-390 and I-590. Overall, driving around Rochester is pretty smooth and there is not a lot of traffic. However, in the winter months traffic can slow down because of snow and ice.
  • There is a rush hour in Rochester but it is minimal. The inner-loop, although it makes getting around town easier, can get a little congested during peak hours. This includes weekday mornings from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and in the evenings from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. So just plan to add 10 to 20 minutes to your drive if traveling during these hours.
  • Book your rental car in Rochester at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in Rochester are around -116% cheaper than other car types, on average

Rochester car rental experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travelers who rented a car in Rochester 
Verified travelerOct 2023
Renting car was easy, especially airport exit & return. Line at counter could have been faster.
Verified travelerOct 2023
Rent earlier they send reminders to you and no cancelation fee.
Verified travelerSep 2023
Rental drove great and customer service was good aswell
Verified travelerJul 2023
Go to Enterprise and definitely work with Nathaniel T Rothwell. He’s very professional and handled a rental perfectly

FAQs about renting a car in Rochester

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Rochester?

    Any hire car will suffice for your drive around Rochester. However, if you’re visiting here in the winter, you’ll definitely want a car with front-wheel or four-wheel drive because of the risk of snow and ice. Additionally, ensure that the car has good snow tires and winterized windshield wiper blades to prevent snow and ice buildup.

  • What’s the speed limit in Rochester?

    On residential streets throughout Rochester, the speed limit is 30 mph. When traveling on main streets, you can increase your speed to a maximum of 55 mph. On highways that service Rochester, such as 104 or Interstate 490, motorists can go as fast as 65 mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Rochester?

    There are many places to park in downtown Rochester, including city-operated parking lots and garages. They are quite reasonably priced; you can park in many of these lots for as low as $1 to $6/day. Parking is also convenient around Frontier Field and the Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial. Park and walk around downtown to visit its boutiques and shops.

  • What is the best rental car company in Rochester?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Rochester are Budget (7.8, 72 reviews), and Hertz (6.9, 74 reviews).

  • How much is gas price in Rochester?

    The average gas price in Rochester is ₪12.70 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between ₪152 and ₪203, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Rochester?

    Standard (Ford Edge or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Rochester.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Rochester?

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

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Rochester?

    A Standard car rental in Rochester costs ₪395 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Rochester?

    An Intermediate car rental in Rochester costs ₪164 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car rental cost in Rochester?

    A Mini car rental in Rochester costs ₪252 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular rental car location in Rochester?

    In Rochester, cars are most frequently rented at Budget 360k Greece Ridge Center Drive (8 km from city center ).

Rochester car rental reviews and directory

Budget

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.8

Value for money

7.6

3 locations in Rochester

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Locations in Rochester

1200 Brooks Avenue

+1 585 464 6093

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
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1225 Jefferson Road

+1 585 424 2858

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
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Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
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360k Greece Ridge Center Drive

+1 585 368 0138

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
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4.0 Mediocre

Feb 2024

KAYAK
There were no functioning toddler seats available.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Everything was excellent. Price, ease of pickup and drop off. Will rent again.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Customer service was great. Rental car was great, and amount quoted was exact amount charged; no other junk fees.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Fat, professional friendly service

2.0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
I had such a terrible experience I will never deal with anyone again from there

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Woman that checked me in was great . Which made pick up and drop both very smooth

1 out of 28

Hertz

Best rated

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.8

Value for money

6.9

3 locations in Rochester

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Locations in Rochester

1200 Brooks Avenue

+1 585 279 7420

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
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1301 East Ridge Road

+1 585 338 1190

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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15 Elmgrove Park

+1 585 426 2440

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Vehicle was in good shape. There were no issues with its operation. Car cleanliness was so-so.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2021

KAYAK
The Nissan Rogue is a keeper. When traveling cross country from NY to MN, I hit a patch of rough winter weather. This vehicle performed beautifully and the Rochester Hertz gave it to me as an upgrade; so thankful for that. The one recommendation to Hertz that I would make: in addition to providing the street address for the Hertz counter associated with both pick-up and drop-off, provide the customer with additional information such as "at the airport, inside the terminal, near arrivals." Despite possessing an intimate familiarity with the MN location, I had difficulty locating the counter.

8.0 Very good

Oct 2021

KAYAK
Car was ready at requested time and excellently cleaned. Staff was friendly and helpful.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2021

KAYAK
They had a good selection of cars. Easy access and ready for service. All went well. Super easy return.

2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

The counter was closed so I couldn’t get my car. Thankfully enterprise was open and helpful

6.0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Clean vehicle.

Cons:

The car we were given had an expired inspection sticker. It was also difficult to pick up. Location did not answer 4 phone calls and ended up taking an hour to find their desk.

1 out of 44

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.4

Very good

80 reviews

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.6

Value for money

8.2

6 locations in Rochester

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Locations in Rochester

1200 Brooks Ave- Roch. Airport

+1 833 813 5265

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
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1795 Ridge Rd E

+1 585 467 7700

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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248 Buell Rd

+1 585 235 6700

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
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Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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4111 W Henrietta Rd

+1 585 359 3500

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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568 East Main Street

+1 585 423 2220

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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763 Linden Ave

+1 585 264 9990

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
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Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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4.0 Mediocre

Jan 2024

KAYAK
The office wasn't very organized, the car didn't have gas, car seats weren't available for rent, the car was fine but smelled like smoke although it said non smoking. It wasn't as nice as other cars from other companies, and even from other Enterprise locations.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Fast and professional service. Great car.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Got an amazing deal on a chevy tahoo rental. Then they were all out so we got upgraded to a 12 passenger van at no additional cost. It was amazing.

Cons:

Nothing. Pick up was quick. Drop off was quick. Free upgrade was amazing. This was a perfect experience.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes, staff was great, and did a great job with curbside pickup/returns related to COVID

Cons:

Nothing. Friendly and efficient staff. Process simple. Great choices in vehicles. Would highly recommend.

3.2 Poor

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

The vehicle I ordered was not available, I was offered a different vehicle at a higher rate, no other options were available to me. For the vehicle I picked up was dirt and had a very strong order of marijuana.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Went through the car with me. It did a lot of great things a have never seen.

1 out of 13

Dollar

7.9

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.8

Value for money

7.7

One location in Rochester

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Locations in Rochester

1200 Brooks Avenue

+1 866 434 2226

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
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8.0 Very good

Dec 2023

KAYAK
The price was very good. It did take a long time for them to get a vehicle that matched what I had ordered. The Nissan Rouge ran well, but I had to put air in the tires, the key fob had a low battery, and the car didn't look completely cleaned as some things were left over from the previous users. The car windshield had a slight chip in it. I took some photos, as I don't wish to be charged for something that was on the car when I received the car.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Everything was great the person working at the service counter ( hertz) was great and helped me out ! I appreciate her I wish I caught her name

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Amazing

4.0 Mediocre

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Vehicle was undersized. I was promised “similar to Rogue” - I got a Kicks!

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

When you book a car online is one price and when you go to pickup the car in the counter the price change is more high

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

This was fast and easy! From pick up to drop off no hassle! Thank you

Cons:

Nothing! This company was great!

1 out of 9

Avis

7.8

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.3

Value for money

7.6

3 locations in Rochester

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Locations in Rochester

1200 Brooks Avenue

+1 585 328 6600

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
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1225 Jefferson Rd F

+1 585 427 8170

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
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360k Greece Ridge Center Drive

+1 585 720 5370

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
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8.0 Very good

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Car hadn’t been washed and smelled of smoke. A little annoying when you pay $600+ for just 3 1/2 days.

8.0 Very good

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Friendly and quick service the rental was clean and well maintained.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Great customer service

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff exceeded my expectations...we were late to the mall location and he calmed me down reopened the mall gate for me to enter...and had nothing but kind words to share with me as he obtained a rental car for me...Bravo!

Cons:

Nothing...thank you sir...your customer service is second to none...

4.8 Mediocre

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

The car got a flat tire half way through the journey and it was supposed to have a spare tire under the car but it was missing.

7.6 Good

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Drop had issues and couldn’t use their handheld devices. I had to go in and get checked back in myself.

1 out of 10

Alamo

8.2

Very good

14 reviews

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.2

Value for money

8.1

One location in Rochester

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Locations in Rochester

248 Buell Rd

+1 833 813 5269

Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
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2.0 Poor

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

At airport, no shuttle to off site rental car place. Called 1-800 # customer service to have them get a hold of somebody at offsite Alamo for a shuttle. Customer service agent did call the offsite place and said nobody was answering left a message with my contact # for them to get a hold of me and I still, to this day, Never received a call. It’s been 4 days.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The manager when we picked up the vehicle was extremely helpful. He personally got our vehicle, warmed it up as it was 16 degrees and loaded our luggage for us. He really went above to assist us.

Cons:

Alamo needs to correct their automated answering messages as they do not direct customers correctly. Was not able to get to a real person, messages sent you in a circle and then disconnects.

9.2 Wonderful

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

Cons:

The drop shuttle was not there at 4am to take me to the airport. I had to call a Lyft.

8.8 Very good

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

place to leave car

4.8 Mediocre

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

proximity to airport

Cons:

was in emergency situation and was met with indifference. luckily, the kindness of strangers prevailed.

8.0 Very good

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Rental agent very personable and friendly

1 out of 3

National

9.3

Wonderful

No reviews available

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

9.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.3

Value for money

9.3

One location in Rochester

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Locations in Rochester

1200 Brooks Ave- Roch. Airport

+1 833 823 5637

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
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Easirent

4.7

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Rochester

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Locations in Rochester

Greater Rochester International Airport

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keddy by Europcar

6.4

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Rochester

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Unit 8 Castleview Business Est Gas House Lane

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

One location in Rochester

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1200 Brooks Avenue

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585 travelers who rented a car in Rochester gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.2

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Most popular car type

Standard

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