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South Bend, IN, United States
14 Dec — 21 Dec
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South Bend, IN, United States
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South Bend car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

7.9

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.7

Value for money

7.6

One location in South Bend

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4639 Progress Drive

+1 574 234 3712

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00
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6.0 Good

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

We tried to get the van a day earlier... we started that task 4 days before our original pick up date...what a nightmare. So much so that we will never use Hertz again. Unbelievable that no one could get their business together to be able to figure out how we could rent the vehicle a day earlier.

9.2 Excellent

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Great staff, good value, so easy to get in and out fast.

Cons:

People were obviously vaping in the car. Didn’t do a great job at getting smell out. For a car with only 8,000 miles it smelled.

8.0 Excellent

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything

10.0 Excellent

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick Up Staff was helpful and friendly. Pick up and Drop off Easy

Cons:

Being an elderly person, I wish there was a brief review of car options. I had to go on you tube to figure out how to open trunk and 3rd car door.

8.4 Excellent

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was clean, no smells. It served me well.

Cons:

The parking lot where the cars are parked was disappointing, but this was a small airport.

2.0 Mediocre

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Extremely disappointed as our agreement and payment was to/with Kayak NOT CarRentals.com. When we showed to pick up the rental, we turned away because of not having enough available credit on our major credit card. We were stuck with the $216 fee and NO car!!! At this point we're prepared to spread the word about Kayak car rentals....STAY AWAY and buyer beware. Please, we need our refund!

1 out of 7

Budget

5.5

Best rated

Cleanliness

4.9

Comfort

5.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.3

Value for money

5.6

2 locations in South Bend

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23134 Lincoln Way West

+1 574 232 1273

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday11:00 - 14:00
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4643 Progress Drive

+1 574 234 4259

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
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2.0 Mediocre

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Budget cancelled my reservation at the last minute and left me without a car.

2.0 Mediocre

Sep 2022

KAYAK
You guys cancelled my confirmation and left me stranded at the airport. You can see my satisfaction on my google review. Then Budget was rude and hung up on me. Pitiful!!!

2.0 Mediocre

Sep 2022

KAYAK
Rental company had no cars available for me. Sent me to another location and they had no cars available there either.

8.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

Cons:

Getting the car Shown on line not another.

8.0 Excellent

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Wish it had washer fluid. It might have helped during the blizzard we drove through. The back seats were dirty with dog hair and dried slobber.

2.0 Mediocre

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Reserved a convertible weeks in advance that showed on the website was available. It wasn’t!

Cons:

If it isn’t available, the Corp website shouldn’t allow you to reserve one! I wasn’t notified it wouldn’t be available. Not at booking, not a week before booking, not the day before booking. a specialty vehicle order should be a flag that budget should validate and confirm availability when booking or within a day or two. It totally messed up my plans, cuz I called one day in advance just to confirm and assure, and to my surprise, they said No, none on the lot and none will be on the lot. Budget, you have a corporate issue here, that you need to address! You simply can’t say it’s available when the local office tells me no way it’s gonna be there. How can Corp office say one is available to rent? False advertising. I would have been livid had I traveled there only to find the promised reservation not possible to be filled, with budget knowing this well in advance but doing NOTHING about it.

1 out of 10

Avis

7.7

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

8.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.3

Value for money

6.9

One location in South Bend

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4643 Progress Drive

+1 574 234 1024

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
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5.6 Okay

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

Cons:

Your website is misleading on the vehicle size. I wanted a chevy impala sized vehicle - emailed confirmation stated "chevy impala" . But at desk to pick up car i would have had to pay more for that class.. Clearly a bait and switch tactic. Wont use kayak again.

10.0 Excellent

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was great, very smooth rental process

Cons:

car had a slight fragrance smell from cleaning products

3.6 Mediocre

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up and drop off was very simple and easy.

Cons:

Didn't receive the type of car that I reserved. The vehicle had recently been smoked in and smelled nasty!!!!

6.0 Good

Nov 2021

KAYAK
Customer service wasn’t so impressive. They don’t seem to have a good system of handing off calls made to the local rental desk when nobody’s there to cover the location. It gets sent off to a distant call center where they don’t have access to all the info. Their explanation: we use two different systems. Yeah, well that’s very uninteresting to the customer. Maybe you should use one system and stop the excuses. Also, include taxes and fees in your initial quote. Also, be more clear about how electronic tolls work. I’m waiting to be hit with all kinds of hidden charges, and the toll highways around chicago don’t allow cash payments.

2.0 Mediocre

Nov 2021

KAYAK
When we arrived we were told there was only one clean vehicle available (Toyota Tacoma) and if we wanted anything else it would be dirty. Other than that no real problem in south bend. When I tried to drop it off in Chicago the address given to me was just a hotel (Hotel Loews) and they were unable to accept the car. Apparently they're listed as an Avis location because their guests can reserve a car at the front desk. Instead I found an overnight garage and picked a new Avis location in the morning. Hotel Loews should never have been listed as a drop-off location if they don't accept drop-offs.

10.0 Excellent

Aug 2021

KAYAK
Ease and efficiency at rental counter. Will use Avis again. Increase Number of Avis spots in parking lot. When returning vehicle I had to park in a National spot as all the Avis spots were taken.

3.9 Mediocre

Aug 2021

KAYAK
The car was dirty and smelled like smoke. Not happy with the experience.

10.0 Excellent

Jul 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Everything was excellent

1 out of 3

Enterprise

7.6

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

8.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.7

Value for money

8.2

3 locations in South Bend

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1420 S Michigan St

+1 574 289 1294

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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4647 Progress Dr

+1 844 914 1554

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00
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52200 Indiana State Route 933

+1 574 273 0444

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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4.0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes, staff was friendly.

Cons:

It was the customer service when trying to call South Bend I was always routed to corporate. No one was at the Enterprise desk in South Bend so no one walked around the car with me. A supervisor on the phone used a phone and/or had a soft spoken voice. I could not hear him.

10.0 Excellent

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and efficient. I was in and out quickly. Great experience.

Cons:

Only odd thing about renting in South Bend is there are no assigned spots. You everyone is walking around the lot hitting their car lock fob listening for the noise. It was actually kind of comical. But if the weather was bad or you were in a big hurry I could see how it would be irritating.

9.2 Excellent

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off in Downtown Falmouth MA. was great, Attendant was helpful and friendly. Pick up in South Bend IN. Airport went well even though I forgot who was supplying the car and the Kayak email confirm was on my PC , not my phone, they found me, I got the car.

Cons:

The Ford Fusion hybrid has a weird feature where the engine turns off when you stop at a light or drive-through. This feature can be turned off by a button on the dashboard.

2.0 Mediocre

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Enterprise called me a day before and told me they had to canceled my car as they had high demand for the Holiday and they did not had the car that I reserved many days ago. They told me they couldn’t do anything that put me on a waiting list to see what day they could have a car available.!

10.0 Excellent

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was excellent. Fast, efficient, friendly. The dropoff was super fast and easy.

Cons:

Nothing. Everything was perfect.

6.8 Good

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything was easy and drop off was easy too. Car smelled like cigarettes. It was 3° and I had to drive with the window open.

Cons:

No cigarette smell.

1 out of 5

Dollar

7.3

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.1

Value for money

7.2

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4639 Progress Drive

+1 866 434 2226

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00
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2.0 Mediocre

May 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing Very unprofessional

10.0 Excellent

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was great friendly, helpful, I really liked the minivan, It was my first time driving that make and model car and I decided that I may just go bye me one.

Cons:

The instructions of use for the plate pass could of been explained, it's a metal box that is stuck on the windshield. I did.have to travel on the Indiana -Illinois toll way and did not know that the box contained a ez pass. So electronically the box was being picked up and I was pulling over to pay cash Lol. 3 days later I figured out what the metal thing on the windshield was. The staff did compensate me for my trouble with the platepass, and I was very pleased with the way they handled it.

9.6 Excellent

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Great vehicle for family vacation.

Cons:

Air conditioning does not work well when car switched to alternative power. Works great when driving, but not when stopped.

6.4 Good

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The SUV.

Cons:

One poor employee was asked to staff all of Dollar and Hertz. I waited more than 20 minutes in line. He was a terrific employee who was asked to do far too much. Not fair to him or to the customers.

10.0 Excellent

Jun 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was brand new with only 400 miles!

Cons:

I had a hard time finding the car in the lot. The numbering was difficult to use.

10.0 Excellent

May 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Car gets great gas mileage.

Cons:

Restrictions when paying with Debit card.

1 out of 4

Alamo

6.0

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

7.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.0

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4637 Progress Dr

+1 844 914 1555

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00
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10.0 Excellent

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Desk agent very prompt and friendly

Cons:

Gave us free upgrade

2.0 Mediocre

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing.

Cons:

After arranging for the rental several days in advance and prepaying, I arrived to pick up my rental only to find that they did not have a car available for me. Instead I was offered my pick of dirty vehicles that had not been cleaned or refilled. Ended up going to Hertz and spending more money to rent a car spur of the moment but at least they had cars.

10.0 Excellent

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Upgrade for free

Cons:

Nothing

9.2 Excellent

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Price. Bringing the car to the front. Quality of car.

8.8 Excellent

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly customer service agents.

Cons:

Too many hidden fees. Just use bottom line pricing when quoting costs.

7.6 Good

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The woman at the counter in South Bend was great! Loved that she offered me a bottle of water for the road - great touch!

Cons:

The car didn't have a CD player - really wish there was a way for that to be indicated in advance. Also the car itself was pretty uncomfortable, hard to maneuver the seats but for the price and short drive it got the job done. The address listed for the Alamo pickup was wrong, it should be more specific in the rental info. Had to ask at another place before finding out about going into the airport. And then still had to get from rental counter to where the car was located. Please put that info in rental stuff up front so people can know that in advance!

1 out of 5

Easirent

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

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South Bend International Airport

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National

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

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4637 Progress Dr

+1 844 914 1556

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00
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Sunnycars

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

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189 travelers who rented a car in South Bend gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.8

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Top tips for renting a car in South Bend

  • Discover hidden gems and historical attractions in South Bend by renting a car. Getting a rental car in South Bend allows you to explore the many fantastic destinations within the city and on its outskirts conveniently. Take a day trip to the serene Indiana Dunes State Park, which is about an hour away from the city. Adrenalin Junkies can even go as far as Rum Village Park, which will only take you around 10min by car. Car rentals in South Bend will get you to these and more destinations that are not accessible via public transport.
  • The South Bend Airport has multiple car rental agencies, including Alamo, Avis, Dollar, Enterprise, and Budget, which you can book through KAYAK. There are several customer service desks located in the baggage claim section. From there, it’ll take you a few minutes to walk to the car pick-up area near the terminal.
  • South Bend city traffic is slow-moving, especially during rush hour. To avoid getting stuck in traffic during weekdays, be sure to leave for your destination before 7am. It can take you around half an hour to drive from most South Bend suburbs to the city center in good traffic, but during rush hour, between 7am-8am, and between 5pm-7pm, it will take at least an hour or more to arrive at your destination. Be extra cautious when passing through the Adams and Dylan intersection, as many drivers fail to adhere to all the traffic rules.
  • You may end up being stuck in traffic for at least an hour or more if you use heavily trafficked roads, like W Lasalle Avenue and W Colfax Avenue during rush hour. In case you intend to travel to the airport on the west side of the city, be sure to leave early before the morning rush hour. If you're in South Bend during winter, keep in mind that the harsh South Bend winters create icy roads, which can bring about serious accidents, so be sure to drive slowly and carefully.
  • Book your rental car in South Bend at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in South Bend are around 11% cheaper than other car types, on average

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