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South Bend, IN, United States
29 Oct — 5 Nov
Same drop-off
South Bend, IN, United States
Fri 29.10
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Pick-up locationSouth Bend
Rental locations12
Airport locations9

South Bend car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Hertz
Best rated
7.5 Good (43 reviews)
1 location in South Bend
Hertz
Locations in South Bend
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
  • 7.1
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
6.0 Good2019 Jul 29
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 Excellent2019 Jul 17
Great staff, good value, so easy to get in and out fast.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 Excellent2019 May 02
Everything
10.0 Excellent2019 Mar 27
Pick Up Staff was helpful and friendly. Pick up and Drop off EasyBeing 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 Excellent2018 Oct 09
The car was clean, no smells. It served me well.The parking lot where the cars are parked was disappointing, but this was a small airport.
2.0 Mediocre2018 Oct 08
Steer Clear!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!
2.0 Mediocre2018 Aug 02
Hertz was the only rental place not openLanded in South Bend in the middle of the day on the weekend. Hertz was the only car rental place that was not open -- even though I had a reservation fornthat time. Ended up going to Enterprise and got much better treatment. Will be using them from now on.
10.0 Excellent2018 Jul 02
Free upgradeI was given a free upgrade from a Nissan to an Impala!
10.0 Excellent2017 Dec 12
Color make and model
2.0 Mediocre2017 Nov 28
poor infoI payed for the reservation on line with a debit card, but Hertz required a credit card at the time of pick up so I was not able to use the reservation.
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Rated #2
Budget
5.9 Okay (44 reviews)
2 locations in South Bend
Budget
Locations in South Bend
  • 5.3
  • 6.2
  • 6
  • 5.6
  • 6.1
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 30
Got told I should have received a call saying that the van was not going to be ready , never received anything .
1.9 Horrible2021 Jul 29
Friendly lady at the counter. Budget never registered the return of the vehicle even though I followed instructions on the drop box. The customer service online never responded. The men on the phone (after the two hour hold) gave me no confirmation that the issue was cleared up and only promised to refund the thousands they charged my card for. I now have a latter saying I am being prosecuted if I don’t return the car (which is returned). I even drove back to the south bend airport where I rented the vehicle, and the man at the counter said it showed my car was turned in, but he couldn’t do anything about the refund. I would NEVER rent from them again. I have spent hours trying to Get this problem fixed, and it is still not fixed.
8.0 Excellent2021 Jun 17
Staff was great! Pickup and drop off easy!The car we had was great except the smell, it had a strong smell that was exasperated by the heat when ever it was closed for a while. Had to air out often. Liked having CarPlay to help get around etc.
4.0 Okay2021 Jun 11
YesCar was very dirty and not maintained
8.0 Excellent2021 May 30
YesGetting the car Shown on line not another.
8.0 Excellent2021 Apr 22
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 Mediocre2021 Feb 26
Reserved a convertible weeks in advance that showed on the website was available. It wasn’t!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.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Nov 17
Desk was not open at 0800 as scheduled, and hadn't even opened by 0830 when we left in a acar from another agency!
10.0 Excellent2020 Jun 27
Very friendly and helpful staff.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Jun 10
They could have had a vehicle available. No vehicle = stranded at the airport. Thanks Budget and Kayak! (But not really)
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Rated #3
Alamo
8.9 Excellent (22 reviews)
1 location in South Bend
Alamo
Locations in South Bend
  • 9
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 9
  • 9
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2017 May 16
CourteousDesk agent very prompt and friendlyGave us free upgrade
2.0 Mediocre2017 Apr 22
Didn't have a car for me.Nothing.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 Excellent2017 Mar 24
Upgrade for freeNothing
9.2 Excellent2017 Mar 20
Price. Bringing the car to the front. Quality of car.
8.8 Excellent2017 Feb 08
Friendly customer service agents.Too many hidden fees. Just use bottom line pricing when quoting costs.
7.6 Good2017 Feb 04
very helpful staff!The woman at the counter in South Bend was great! Loved that she offered me a bottle of water for the road - great touch!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!
10.0 Excellent2016 Dec 22
Needed to rent in one state and drop in another. Alamo was very convenient and accomodatingCar had an odor of smoke when I picked it up so previous renter must have been a smoker
10.0 Excellent2016 Dec 19
Great Deal, Great ExperienceSuper efficient pickup and drop off, best deal we've ever found for the South Bend airport to Chicago O'Hare airport route, gas was very affordable, and they easily reimbursed us for the I-Pass when it didn't work.The I-Pass we paid for was invalid, but they reimbursed us at drop off so everything was resolved.
2.8 Mediocre2016 Dec 18
The woman at the counter in south bend was friendly and professional. The price was reasonable.There was no washer fluid, and it wa difficult to get the screen clean and was dangerous. The car rattled.
10.0 Excellent2016 Nov 18
Great car with Seamless pickup and drop offIt took maybe 3 minutes to do paperwork for the car and I was in the car and on my way in less than 10 minutes for the whole process. I paid for 1/2 tank of gas (great option over full tank that used to be standard) I used only about 1/4 tank of gas but the convenience of paying 1/2 tank up front was well worth it since I was returning at Ohare airport and am not familiar with that area. Returning was a breeze and I was on my way in only about 1 minute. Price for this one way rental is what convinced me initially to go with Alamo and my previous good experience with the company and their friendly, competent staff - always- was the clincher. Additionally, the shuttle driver was great!What's not to like - everything was perfect! Only one suggestion have person checking in the car confirm keys are on the vehicle and note that on the receipt. I double checked to be sure the keys were in the car when I left it but still second guessed myself several times on the way to the airport on the shuttle - what if some malicious person took them leaving me responsible?
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Rated #4
Avis
8.1 Excellent (11 reviews)
1 location in South Bend
Avis
Locations in South Bend
  • 7.9
  • 8.3
  • 7.8
  • 8.7
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 Aug 26
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 Mediocre2021 Aug 21
The car was dirty and smelled like smoke. Not happy with the experience.
10.0 Excellent2021 Jul 04
Everything was excellent
5.6 Okay2019 Sep 16
YesYour 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 Excellent2019 Jul 29
Staff was great, very smooth rental processcar had a slight fragrance smell from cleaning products
3.6 Mediocre2017 Aug 18
Less than satisfied.Pick up and drop off was very simple and easy.Didn't receive the type of car that I reserved. The vehicle had recently been smoked in and smelled nasty!!!!
Rated #5
Enterprise
8 Excellent (20 reviews)
3 locations in South Bend
Enterprise
Locations in South Bend
  • 8.2
  • 9.1
  • 7.9
  • 7.8
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay2021 Jun 11
Huge line. One guy working.
4.0 Okay2021 May 05
Yes, staff was friendly.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 Excellent2020 Oct 26
Staff was friendly and efficient. I was in and out quickly. Great experience.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 Excellent2020 Sep 18
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.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 Mediocre2020 Sep 07
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 Excellent2020 Mar 12
Staff was excellent. Fast, efficient, friendly. The dropoff was super fast and easy.Nothing. Everything was perfect.
6.8 Good2020 Feb 15
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.No cigarette smell.
9.6 Excellent2019 Jul 28
Staff was great to work with! Check-in and check-out were super easy!
10.0 Excellent2017 Aug 30
Pickup time changed from 4pm to 12 by company, not me. Couldn't find my contract, but agent finally did. Also company had changed my 2 week rental to a one day rental. Again agent fixed all.
9.6 Excellent2017 Mar 21
Considerate representativeI was in town for my mother's brain surgery. The rental process was fast, easy, and the representative went above and beyond. He even asked how my mother was when I returned the car. I will be renting here again.
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Rated #6
Dollar
7.3 Good (29 reviews)
1 location in South Bend
Dollar
Locations in South Bend
  • 8
  • 7.6
  • 7.1
  • 6.8
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2020 Jul 15
I always rent thru Dollar Rental when I go on trips because never once have I had unexpected charges or issues. Every time I get a great deal and it costs exactly what they said it would cost. I can't even tell you how much it is appreciated!There was an after hours key drop that was a little confusing because there was a sign that said charges continue to accrue until the rental place opens again. Fortunately that did not happen and I was charged only for the amount of the rental after dropping the keys off on time.
2.0 Mediocre2020 May 28
Nothing Very unprofessional
10.0 Excellent2020 Jan 22
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.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 Excellent2018 Jul 31
Great vehicle for family vacation.Air conditioning does not work well when car switched to alternative power. Works great when driving, but not when stopped.
6.4 Good2018 Jul 26
More staff, please.The SUV.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 Excellent2018 Jun 04
Car was brand new with only 400 miles!I had a hard time finding the car in the lot. The numbering was difficult to use.
10.0 Excellent2018 May 06
Car gets great gas mileage.Restrictions when paying with Debit card.
4.0 Okay2018 Apr 10
I was quoted 126 & was charge 176 after all the fees & half a tank of gas. Should have been honest & upfront in the beginning so I knew the true cost
2.0 Mediocre2018 Jan 01
No carReserved car. When we arrived on time at airport, counter was closed. Other counters open but no cars available. Call to Dollar told us sorry but nothing they could do. THANKS FOR NOTHING!
4.4 Okay2017 Aug 28
I was told I would be paying $60 plus $16 for an extension. The bill just came for $105...
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Easirent
1 location in South Bend
Easirent
Locations in South Bend
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National
1 location in South Bend
National
Locations in South Bend
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Sunnycars
1 location in South Bend
Sunnycars
Locations in South Bend
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169 travelers who rented a car in South Bend gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.3

Car rental locations in or near South Bend

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Most popular car type

Luxury

When to book a rental car in South Bend

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Car rental insurance in South Bend

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some South Bend 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 South Bend.

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 South Bend car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in South Bend

  • Book your rental car in South Bend at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in South Bend

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in South Bend is Alamo (9.0, 83 reviews).

  • The average gas price in South Bend is ₪11.63 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between ₪140 and ₪186, depending on the car size.

  • Luxury (Audi A4 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in South Bend.

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

  • A Luxury car rental in South Bend costs ₪217 per day, on average.