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Wilmington, NC, United States
9 Dec — 16 Dec
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Wilmington, NC, United States
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Wilmington car rental information

Pick-up locationWilmington
Rental locations16
Airport locations10

Wilmington car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Budget
Best rated
7.6 Good (56 reviews)
1 location in Wilmington
Budget
Locations in Wilmington
1740 Airport Boulevard+1 910 763 5646
Monday08:00 - 21:30
Tuesday08:00 - 21:30
Wednesday08:00 - 21:30
Thursday08:00 - 21:30
Friday08:00 - 21:30
Saturday08:00 - 21:30
Sunday08:00 - 21:30
  • 7.5
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  • 7.6
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
4.8 Okay2020 Sep 08
Pros: They never told me I could only do 1 month rental at a time. So that resulted in me being overcharged and spent 45 minutes on the phone to fix that. Next i have been on the phone with them 3 times so far because they have incorrectly over charged me by over $1000. It still isn’t fixed but I essentially was told to let them fix the first two mistakes and then call again to fix the rest of the over/double charges.Cons: Billing
6.0 Good2020 Aug 11
Pros: Staff was nice.Cons: The car smelled like an ashtray. Disgusting!!
10.0 Excellent2019 Jul 15
Pros: Everything went as planned.Cons: Occasional upgrade available.
8.0 Excellent2019 May 14
Pros: Staff was friendly. No wait to pick up car.Cons: Inside of car was not cleaned. Previous person who rented card spilled soda on console and door handle and left soda bottle in car. I had to clean the inside of the car.
8.8 Excellent2019 Apr 30
Pros: Very east in & out, rental parking right next to the terminal, nice people.Cons: The car was near the end of its "rental" life as far as I was concerned.
2.0 Mediocre2018 Sep 03
Cons: The customer service was terrible.
10.0 Excellent2018 Aug 04
Great rentalPros: The car was sleek and very clean.Cons: Nothing
2.0 Mediocre2018 Jun 05
Not availablePros: NothingCons: I showed up to get the car that I had reserved online. They said they didn’t have an economy car and one wouldn’t be ready for an hour. I suggested a free upgrade - the agent said that wouldn’t be possible. I walked next door to NATIONAL and I was driving away from the airport 5 min later in an SUV for $10 more than the budget price.
6.8 Good2018 Mar 18
Cars transmission had problems.Pros: The car got me places.Cons: The cars engine kept stuttering and stalled on me once. Also I was quoted $93 online but when I got there they addded on another $33 for something. Surprise!!
2.0 Mediocre2017 Nov 30
Cons: When I got there they told me that they don't have any cars for me. And they couldn't call me to me me know because they whe busy.
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Rated #2
Alamo
7.6 Good (46 reviews)
1 location in Wilmington
Alamo
Locations in Wilmington
1740 Airport Blvd+1 844 370 9816
Monday08:00 - 21:30
Tuesday08:00 - 21:30
Wednesday08:00 - 21:30
Thursday08:00 - 21:30
Friday08:00 - 21:30
Saturday08:00 - 21:30
Sunday08:00 - 21:30
  • 7.5
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Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent2020 Nov 14
Pros: Yes quick and easy.
5.2 Okay2020 Oct 18
Pros: Drop off was easy.Cons: I ordered an economy car, not a minivan. The minivan was ok but when I started it up, the screen said that the tire was low so I had to go back into the airport to tell them. They said it was fine so for four days, I drove around in a minivan that said “tire low”. Not good customer service.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Aug 20
Cons: I was able to book a rental car but when I went to pick it up they said they had no cars available. I ended up having to rent from another company and was very expensive.
10.0 Excellent2020 Jul 12
Pros: Staff was friendly and accommodating. I would use them again.Cons: This is not a bad thing just wish I could have added a day to the front of the rental. Due to COVID we landed a day early.
8.4 Excellent2020 Jun 27
Cons: Nothing
6.0 Good2020 Mar 21
Pros: Staff was friendly but during drop off and pick up the person helping me stopped two times to help his coworker even though I was there first. Neither one of them didn’t say excuse me or apologize for holding me up while I waited patiently. The customer service person that didn’t know what they were doing just interrupted as well without saying excuse me. How hard is it to say i’ll be right with you let me finish taking care of my customer. It was very rude and inconsiderate as my time was just as important as the other customers time. I may rent from Alamo again but not certain because again this happened during drop off and pick up.Cons: The staff could just be more considerate and fair of everyone’s time. If I were a different type of person it would’ve been a problem.
2.0 Mediocre2019 Dec 31
Pros: Nothing. They gave away my car and didn't have a car to honor my reservation.Cons: They could have honored my reservation. So everything.
2.0 Mediocre2019 Dec 10
Pros: Nothing they didn’t have a vehicle and were overbookedCons: Poor attitude of Customer Service and didn’t offer alternative
10.0 Excellent2019 Oct 14
Pros: Quick drop off. They were a little overwhelmed at pick up
5.6 Okay2019 Sep 30
Cons: Car was dirty. Was told that stains and spills are common with the lower cost rentals
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Rated #3
Hertz
7.5 Good (78 reviews)
2 locations in Wilmington
Hertz
Locations in Wilmington
1740 Airport Blvd+1 910 762 1010
Monday08:30 - 23:00
Tuesday08:30 - 23:00
Wednesday08:30 - 23:00
Thursday08:30 - 23:00
Friday08:30 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 21:30
Sunday08:00 - 21:30
5214 Market St Ste 103+1 910 395 4481
Monday08:00 - 21:30
Tuesday08:00 - 21:30
Wednesday08:00 - 21:30
Thursday08:00 - 21:30
Friday08:00 - 21:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
  • 7.6
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  • 7.4
  • 7.5
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
5.2 Okay2020 Aug 31
Cons: Amount I had to pay was more than what I was told on this site.
7.2 Good2020 Aug 17
Pros: The car fit my expectations and needs.Cons: The staff was EXTREMELY rude. When I approached the desk she yelled "no cars!" at me with no explanation. I asked what the point of my reservation was if there were no cars available. She mumbled she'd let me know when one was available in 30-60 minutes. I asked if I'd get the same size that I had reserved and she refused to make eye contact and mumbled that it was being cleaned. I asked her why she was being so rude and she ignored me. I went to wait outside and then she came and yelled for me about 5 minutes later. She didn't talk to me or ask me if I wanted insurance or prepay for gas or anything as she checked me in. She could have easily said the car was being prepared and it would just be a few minutes. Instead she was mean and provided no helpful information. She was a miserable person that caused a lot of unnecessary confusion.
2.4 Mediocre2020 Jul 28
Cons: The pickup receptionist was extremely rude and was not accommodating. The car they provided was not clean, with trash in the cup holder, and not a car I would’ve wanted to drive. Drop off was easy except they completely overcharged me and now I’ll need to call back to get the charges sorted out. The worst car rental experience I’ve had.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Jul 19
Pros: they cancelled my reservation on meCons: not cancelling my reservation
10.0 Excellent2020 Feb 18
Pros: Easy pick up and drop off. Friendly people. Good price.
2.8 Mediocre2019 Oct 14
Pros: The car didn't break down.Cons: When I picked the car up the man behind the counter wasn't very friendly. He told me he had a ton of cars to pick from to give me and then gave me the car that was parked the absolute furthest from the building. He also gave me a car who's RPM's revved up very high when I wasn't accelerating. I had to down shift to L and then back to D to get it to stop. I had a three and a half hour drive late at night on dark and desolate road to deal with this. As a female traveling alone it's needless to say that I felt less than safe. When I dropped the car off the next day the I told the man behind the counter what had happened and he seemed not to care at all. That might have been because his child was running around the office unattended. I guess there is a reason Hertz is the cheapest. Next time I'll spend a little extra money and not have my trip ruined.
2.0 Mediocre2019 Sep 09
Pros: Nothing. No staff was at the desk when our flight arrived. The woman on the 800# was totally unhelpful and told us to come back the next morning. Really? We had to rent with another provider and had to pay a much higher rate.Cons: Have someone at the counter so we can get our car when we arrive. Train your 800# staff to help problem solve for us.
9.6 Excellent2019 Aug 26
Pros: Staff was friendly and car location was within a short distance from the rental counter.Cons: Didn't realize that the new Chevy Malibus were as difficult to get in and out of.
10.0 Excellent2019 Jul 25
Pros: Super great staff!
9.6 Excellent2019 Jul 04
Pros: At drop-off, I left my glasses in the car. We returned immediately, and the service people had them waiting for me! Thank you!Cons: Really missed car not having a CD player! Would have made a 6 hr drive much more enjoyable!
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Rated #4
Thrifty
6.1 Good (50 reviews)
1 location in Wilmington
Thrifty
Locations in Wilmington
1740 Airport Blvd+1 910 343 1411
Monday08:00 - 21:30
Tuesday08:00 - 21:30
Wednesday08:00 - 21:30
Thursday08:00 - 21:30
Friday08:00 - 21:30
Saturday08:00 - 21:30
Sunday08:00 - 21:30
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  • 6.2
Recent reviews
8.4 Excellent2020 Jul 20
Pros: Staff was very friendly. They did not have record of my economy car reservation from Kayak. They were able to place me in a Ford F150 instead of an economy sized car that was ordered. The lady stated that 3rd party vendors information doesn't always come through with details.Cons: Have the car size as requested.
4.4 Okay2020 Jul 12
Pros: Not much.Cons: Once the staff showed up at the booth they were friendly and helpful. But I had to wait 25 minutes and call the person since they were "moving cars around". Then there were "computer problems", so the pick off took way much longer than it should have. I was told that the "manager's special" that I reserved was an F-150 pick up truck. There was nothing on my reservation that said that so I couldn't dispute it - so in order to get a smaller car, I was charged an additional $10 per day. Plus I was tired from traveling all day, it had already taken way to long to pick up a car, so I didn't argue. I think they plan things that way.
10.0 Excellent2020 Mar 18
Cons: really, everything was perfect...
10.0 Excellent2020 Jan 06
Cons: The staff was friendly. I was also glad dropoff was quick.
4.0 Okay2019 Dec 03
Pros: Staff was nice. F150 only had 800 miles on it.Cons: Got the manager's special(so no choice of vehicle) and it was an f150. I know my fault... Did not include the airport pick up fee in the advertised price, so all in all should have gone with enterprise midsize because there was no cost savings.
2.0 Mediocre2019 Oct 15
Pros: Drop off was easy but still had to deal with the airport parking lot.Cons: The girl checking me complained about her manager openly but had to call her with every little question my wife and I had. Seemed like she was just babysitting the counter. Wish we had some more knowledgeable and confident in the process.
10.0 Excellent2019 Oct 14
Cons: Friendly staff. Excellent service. Easy pickup and drop off
4.0 Okay2019 Jul 25
Pros: Staff was friendly. Car was Clean. Easy to Drop off.Cons: Did not have Car requested thru online reservation. Needed 7 Passanger. Caused Delay in pickup and required a different vehicle type. No explination given just a statement that online never matches what they have in the lot.
2.0 Mediocre2019 May 09
Cons: If they allow the use of debt cards they should CLEARLY disclose up front that they will be charging you an EXTRA $15/day just bc you are using a debt card. Never again Thrifty, we will now only use Enterprise for our future rentals and pay the same price without an extra $15 charge.
9.6 Excellent2019 May 02
Pros: friendly, helpful, quickCons: car had sizable blind spots.
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Rated #5
Avis
8.2 Excellent (14 reviews)
1 location in Wilmington
Avis
Locations in Wilmington
1740 Airport Boulevard+1 910 763 1993
Monday08:00 - 21:30
Tuesday08:00 - 21:30
Wednesday08:00 - 21:30
Thursday08:00 - 21:30
Friday08:00 - 21:30
Saturday08:00 - 21:30
Sunday08:00 - 21:30
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Recent reviews
4.8 Okay2020 Jun 30
Pros: The drop off was super easy.Cons: The car was disgusting and had towels and other beach items still in its trunk. Also, I had to wait for a car and even then they only had an intermediate size car for me instead of SUV, and then they wouldn't even decrease the prize
9.2 Excellent2019 Jan 22
Cons: I was charged $5 more than what I booked it for. They said the taxes were higher.
8.0 Excellent2018 Feb 27
Pros: NICE DRIVING CAR. VERY CLEAN.Cons: I WAS SUPPOSE TO PICK UP MY RENTAL AT 11:00 AM BUT DID NOT GET CAR UNTIL AN HOUR LATER.
10.0 Excellent2017 Jul 11
AwesomePros: Kind courteous service, very affordable price.
8.4 Excellent2016 Jun 07
HelpfulPros: Ease of pickup and dropoffCons: Wasn't aware of any EZpass and had to pay tolls in cash.
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Rated #6
Enterprise
7.8 Good (16 reviews)
6 locations in Wilmington
Enterprise
Locations in Wilmington
1740 Airport Blvd+1 910 254 9503
Monday08:00 - 21:30
Tuesday08:00 - 21:30
Wednesday08:00 - 21:30
Thursday08:00 - 21:30
Friday08:00 - 21:30
Saturday08:00 - 21:30
Sunday08:00 - 21:30
1930 Castle Hayne Rd+1 910 772 1560
Monday08:00 - 21:30
Tuesday08:00 - 21:30
Wednesday08:00 - 21:30
Thursday08:00 - 21:30
Friday08:00 - 21:30
Saturday08:00 - 21:30
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
2309 S College Rd+1 910 397 9110
Monday08:00 - 21:30
Tuesday08:00 - 21:30
Wednesday08:00 - 21:30
Thursday08:00 - 21:30
Friday08:00 - 21:30
Saturday08:00 - 21:30
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
4124 Market St+1 910 251 9812
Monday08:00 - 21:30
Tuesday08:00 - 21:30
Wednesday08:00 - 21:30
Thursday08:00 - 21:30
Friday08:00 - 21:30
Saturday08:00 - 21:30
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
5601-b Market Street+1 910 799 4042
Monday08:00 - 21:30
Tuesday08:00 - 21:30
Wednesday08:00 - 21:30
Thursday08:00 - 21:30
Friday08:00 - 21:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday13:00 - 16:00
8125 Market St+1 910 686 9915
Monday08:00 - 21:30
Tuesday08:00 - 21:30
Wednesday08:00 - 21:30
Thursday08:00 - 21:30
Friday08:00 - 21:30
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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  • 7.7
Recent reviews
7.6 Good2020 Aug 24
Pros: Quick pick up and drop offCons: Was really hoping for an F 150 not a Dodge ram.
9.6 Excellent2020 Jul 10
Pros: Friendly staff, quick process.
6.0 Good2020 Jun 23
Cons: Kayak sent me to a closed location. I called the rental company and they told me the right location. Other than that, it was a good experience
3.2 Mediocre2019 Apr 07
Pros: That I was ultimately able to actually get a car?Cons: Basically everything. Kayak/Enterprise shouldn't allow 12PM pickups on Saturday. They close abruptly at this time. Went to another location, was given a much smaller car, but no discount in price. Went to drop off that car, but nobody was there, and had to go to another location to drop off. 3 loc's
8.8 Excellent2019 Feb 25
Cons: The car wasn’t ready at noon. It had a cracked windshield, so they gave me a different car. The car was ready 4.25 hours later. They drove me to an appointment, but were late picking me up. Otherwise, everything was excellent!
8.0 Excellent2019 Jan 07
No power seats !!!!Pros: The young lady that helped me was excellent.Cons: The pickup DID NOT HAVE POWER SEATS!!!
10.0 Excellent2016 Nov 30
Will be a Enterprise Customer from now on!Pros: The entire process from beginning to end was excellent. The price was right, the customer service was exceptional, and upgrade that we got was wonderful! We drove a Rav 4 and not only was it comfortable for our trip, it got roughly 30 miles to the gallon. It was roomy enough for all 3 of us plus luggage with quick response and great turning radius. We had a terrible experience last year with a competitor and kept waiting for the other shoe to drop. But Enterprise was exceptional through the entire process and honored what the promised and more. We will never rent from another company and highly recommend these guys.
6.0 Good2016 Nov 28
Pros: Car was niceCons: Attendant at pickup was a bit rude. Was not expecting car to be off-airport, which was inconvenient.
2.0 Mediocre2016 Oct 11
My reservation was not in the system and Kayak wasCons: I had to rent a different car for double the money and wait an hour and a half!
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Rated #7
Dollar
7.5 Good (9 reviews)
1 location in Wilmington
Dollar
Locations in Wilmington
1740 Airport Blvd+1 910 343 1411
Monday08:00 - 21:30
Tuesday08:00 - 21:30
Wednesday08:00 - 21:30
Thursday08:00 - 21:30
Friday08:00 - 21:30
Saturday08:00 - 21:30
Sunday08:00 - 21:30
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  • 7.3
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
3.6 Mediocre2020 Aug 10
Pros: NothingCons: They didn’t have the car we booked and instead gave us the only car they had which is a compact car that barely fit our needs and didn’t/wouldn’t reduce the cost of the vehicle. We called and made efforts several times but no one would budge. We barely made the compact car work, why wouldn’t they have what we needed on the lot when we booked a specific car type for a specific reason?
8.0 Excellent2019 Sep 22
Pros: Nice vehicle. Just what we neededCons: The idea that they charge $10 a gallon for gas is incredible
8.4 Excellent2017 Dec 21
Dollar/ Managers ChoicePros: I was more than satisfied with getting a brand new Dodge Ram with my choice of renting with manger's choice. I figured I would end up with some small unattractive car when I signed up not knowing the vehicle I would be given. I was dead wrong. Got the pick up which was perfect because I was traveling with tools.Cons: Everything was great except this was my first time renting a car, much less through Dollar. Picking up the vehicle went fast and I was on my way. I was informed exactly how to return the vehicle except the day, time and location. It was pouring rain when I arrived back and was getting picked up by a friend. Since I had so much luggage, I parked in the rent lot and filled out the form so I could just put the key on the drop box. All this was fine except my paper work said my rental had temporary tags when it actually had Tennessee tags. Still no problem. I went inside to drop off the key and there was no one at the desk. Which isn't a problem since I'm putting the key in the drop box but it was my first time doing so. I just hope I did everything correctly and don't get some crazy charge for not dropping the key or filling out paperwork the right way. But, I will definitely be using this service again. (As long as I don't get some crazy charge for filling out paperwork wrong)
8.0 Excellent2016 Nov 19
Pros: The customer service rep was extremely nice and professionalCons: We were one hour early for our "reserved" car and was told it was not yet available but of course we could upgrade for an additional cost
7.6 Good2016 Jun 26
Different expectationsPros: Manager Kelly and two front desk guys were very friendly and efficient. The car was new and immaculate. The base price was quite reasonable.Cons: Had to rent due to my own car being in repair shop. Requested an economy or compact because I wanted a small car. Only one car was available at this locatiopn and that was a Jeep Renegade, which - while small - was too big for me. For example, the side view mirrors are so big they blocked my view. Only alternative was a pick-up truck. (My personal car is a Honda Fit.) The taxes and fees at this airport facility are simply outrageous, and were almost as much as the rental itself. Can’t wait to return the car and get my own back!
10.0 Excellent2015 Oct 12
Pros: I was impressed by the prompt service and the courteous behavior of the dollar representative.Cons: Not finding a representative at 6 am at the airport.
Easirent
1 location in Wilmington
Easirent
Locations in Wilmington
Wilmington International Airport
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
TuesdayInvalid date - 23:59
WednesdayInvalid date - 23:59
ThursdayInvalid date - 23:59
FridayInvalid date - 23:59
SaturdayInvalid date - 23:59
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National
1 location in Wilmington
National
Locations in Wilmington
1740 Airport Blvd+1 844 370 9815
Monday08:00 - 21:30
Tuesday08:00 - 21:30
Wednesday08:00 - 21:30
Thursday08:00 - 21:30
Friday08:00 - 21:30
Saturday08:00 - 21:30
Sunday08:00 - 21:30
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Sunnycars
1 location in Wilmington
Sunnycars
Locations in Wilmington
1740 Airport Blvd.
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269 travelers who rented a car in Wilmington gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.3

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