Car rental at Savannah/Hilton Head Airport

Car rental at Savannah/Hilton Head Airport

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Savannah, GA, United States - Savannah/Hilton Head
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Rated #1
Alamo
Best rated
8.5 Excellent (289 reviews)
1 location in Savannah/Hilton Head Airport
Alamo
Locations in Savannah/Hilton Head Airport
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
  • 8.6
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
7.9 Good2021 Oct 11
Ford Explorer with three rows of seats: the driver's side seat on the left side would not fold down.
7.9 Good2021 Jul 08
The process was very smooth. Easy pick up and drop off. Would you this company again
2.0 Mediocre2020 Nov 13
There were no cars available and no one even spoke to us- no one was at the counter and I learned about the lack of cars from other stranded travelers.Have cars and customer service reps.
9.6 Excellent2020 Nov 10
Everything was easy, the staff was friendly
10.0 Excellent2020 Aug 31
Quick pick up with no problems or delays! Great vehicle for the money!Nothing. It was excellent from start to finish!
7.6 Good2020 Jul 24
Car was fine, clean and new. Pick-up was efficient. Turn in was super easy.Rental vastly overpriced for cheap car and short-term rental from/return to same location. But no alternaives that were any better.
10.0 Excellent2020 Jul 10
Pick up and drop off was very convenient and smooth.Nothing
10.0 Excellent2020 Jul 08
Rental and drop off was easy!
2.0 Mediocre2020 Jun 29
I booked online and when I got to airport they had no cars for me. what is wrong with rental car companies (and airlines) allowing you to book when they have no cars and then having to go to a competitor and getting price gouged?THIS SHOULD BE ILLEGAL
6.8 Good2020 Jun 11
Staff was wonderful!I called an hour prior to pickup to confirm my reservation yet when I arrived to pick it up there were no pickups available. We waited 2 hours and one drove in, we accepted it on the spot. It was our lucky day! The counter staff was very nice.
Rated #2
Budget
6.5 Good (111 reviews)
1 location in Savannah/Hilton Head Airport
Budget
Locations in Savannah/Hilton Head Airport
  • 7.3
  • 7.1
  • 6.5
  • 6.3
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay2021 Oct 26
Pickup took way to long.
2.0 Mediocre2021 Oct 23
Booked a rental online. Landed at Savannah airport and there was a line 40 people long waiting to pick up their cars. I have a toddler and can’t wait two hours to pick up a rental car. I had to cancel reservation online and walked over to another company. We spend an outrageous amount of money renting the very last car thrify had on the lot. Not sure if they’re understaffed or what. This also happened 3 years ago at same airport. Not sure what’s going on……the price would’ve been great had i actually gotten the vehicle.
2.0 Mediocre2021 Oct 22
The pickup time was 7am but they don’t actually open until 8:15. So ridiculous.
7.9 Good2021 Sep 27
Super convenient pickup at Savannah airport right from the terminal. Dropoff was confusing as one ramp sign said 'rental dropoff' and another showed some (but not all) rental logos so we exited and circled around twice to find 'Budget.' I don't remember ever having to pay much to add a second driver but we paid almost $200 more to add my wife as a driver and that was a significant expense we had not been expecting.
1.9 Horrible2021 Sep 26
The line was super long. Waited for half hour and the line barely moved. Glad that I didn’t pay up front so I could just walk away and took Uber to another station for car rental. Very frustrating.
3.9 Mediocre2021 Aug 25
The guy at the counter was very friendly and was working as hard as he could. Although I had a reservation, still had to wait in line nearly an hour to pick up the car.
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 25
It was the worst experience with customer service. They are complete idiots. Either their training is terrible and mimicking brainless machines or the company is completely inflexible. I rented a car at Hilton Head airport. I wanted to extend my stay for 3 more days and when I called, the price markup was so exorbitant that it was insulting - hundreds of dollars more than reasonable. I was forced to drive the car back to the airport, walk over 3 steps to the Thrifty counter and rent ANOTHER car for the same price I had initially. I mean, OK, so my money isn't that important to you but my experience with Budget and customer service will be remembered for a long time. You might not care about my few dollars but you should care about customers since you're in a service industry.
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 22
The Savannah location is incredibly short staffed. Pick up took 3 hours. The car was fine once received but sweet Christ I did not expect to wait that long for a car.
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 01
3 hour wait at counter.
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 01
Horrendous multi hour lines at pickup and drop off - this location takes way more reservations than they can service in a timely manner Total hell at point of pickup and drop off - everyone furious
Rated #3
Thrifty
6.1 Good (130 reviews)
1 location in Savannah/Hilton Head Airport
Thrifty
Locations in Savannah/Hilton Head Airport
  • 6.5
  • 6.5
  • 5.9
  • 5.7
  • 5.9
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible2021 Oct 12
Our flight was delayed and by the time we got to rental car counter, nobody was there to help us. We were stranded. Had to take over a $100 Uber ride to our Airbnb. Very unprofessional. Last person working should have checked reservations and waited for those who were coming in on that late flight...I have never had this happen before.....
1.9 Horrible2021 Jul 26
They gave away our car and didn’t have another one waiting. We ended up cancelling our reservation and went booth to booth to find another rental. Terrible customer service in Savannah.
6.0 Good2021 Jun 30
Quick experience at the rental desk.No help in solving a claim.
10.0 Excellent2021 Jun 30
Cheaper fee or no fee to drop off in next state
8.0 Excellent2021 Jun 26
EverythingNothing
2.0 Mediocre2021 Jun 09
arrived at the airport to find that there were no cars!actually had a vehicle available as promised --- also the insurance was charged and not reversed
2.0 Mediocre2021 Jun 05
When arriving, was told the manager special was for a 2 door truck. However, after signing the paperwork and paying more for a 4 door vehicle, learned they had no 2 door trucks on the property.
2.0 Mediocre2021 Apr 26
Nothing. They had no cars.I landed at 11pm to walk up to the counter for them to tell me all the cars were over booked. Will probably book through the car site next time.
10.0 Excellent2021 Apr 05
We arrived very late and the employee was fast and friendly and gave us a great car for the week.Really one of the best car rental experiences we've ever had. It was slightly confusing upon returning the car as there was not the typical employee out in the lot to check the car back in so we just went in and dropped off the keys at the counter.
5.6 Okay2020 Oct 08
The chance of dropping the car off in Miami rather than at the same office as the pick up. An explanation about the difference in between the pre paid fuel tank option and the self filling. I shouldn’t paid for the pre paid as I wouldn’t do that amount of miles in just two days.
Rated #4
Enterprise
8 Excellent (39 reviews)
1 location in Savannah/Hilton Head Airport
Enterprise
Locations in Savannah/Hilton Head Airport
  • 8.1
  • 8.4
  • 7.9
  • 7.8
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
6.0 Good2021 Nov 07
The staff was awesome. The interior of the van was dirty with trash, sticky spots, smears on windows, etc.
10.0 Excellent2021 Oct 05
The Enterprise staff was friendly and very helpful. I had asked for an economy car and Kayak gave me a luxury car. When we arrived in Savanah the Enterprise rep asked me if the assigned car was okay and I requested a smaller one. The rep put us in an economy car (my initial request) and saved us $200. Maybe I should have rented directly through Enterprise.
3.9 Mediocre2021 Sep 26
Car was very expensive...smelled like a barn, seats were very stained...and it was high mileage.... only redeeming factor was that I was able to rent a car even tho car availability was limited....and I booked it 3 months in advance..very disappointing
1.9 Horrible2021 Jul 26
We reserved a convertible (mustang or similar). They didn’t have one for us so we asked for a downgrade and got a Focus. They still billed us for the convertible rate even though they said there would be a savings.
10.0 Excellent2021 Jul 23
Car smelled like marijuana
8.0 Excellent2021 Jul 05
Great vehicle.The young lady did not give me a receipt when i returned the car. 36 hours later i still have not received one.
6.0 Good2021 Apr 16
Staff was nice, but stressed. Printer was broken, computers not working, not enough inventory. 45 minute wait for a car.Get more staff. Fix the printer. Get more inventory.
8.8 Excellent2020 Oct 25
Drop off was quick and easy! Pick up was a little confusing.The line at the airport to pick up the car was pretty long and then we wound up havi.ng to walk a quarter mile with our luggage
3.6 Mediocre2020 Oct 19
After hours drop off was simpleI could have had a rental vehicle that didn't reek of marijuana. I waited in line for 50 minutes to get the vehicle in Savannah. Poor customer service at the pickup in Savannah.
3.2 Mediocre2020 Oct 18
After repeated attempts to rent a vehicle that already a reservation, staff was nice enough to give us a vehicle.Don’t reserve more cars then you have available. There too many people that had to get stranded at the airport due to making a reservation and Enterprise not having enough vehicles.
Rated #5
Hertz
7.9 Good (30 reviews)
1 location in Savannah/Hilton Head Airport
Hertz
Locations in Savannah/Hilton Head Airport
  • 8
  • 8.2
  • 7.6
  • 8
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2017 Jun 27
No car!NothingThe reserved and prepaid convertible was not there, and they had no standard vehicles to move to. They offered a "similar" Cadillac SUV, but since the convertible was for beach cruising, that is not similar. They saw we paid for a convertible, but they had nothing for us. We canceled the entire reservation and booked elsewhere. For half the cost.
2.0 Mediocre2017 Apr 24
Debit Card Policy changed againI couldn't even pick up my car. Kayak did not notify me that I'd need a credit card, even though it was prepaid for on my debit card. I tried transferring my rental to a Hertz that would take a Debit card, as I was told to do, but no other store had an SUV, neither did it look like I could use a debit card. America is going debt free, rental companies, and that means there are a lot of people out there choosing to forgo credit cards. You're losing a lot of customers by not making this work.
3.2 Mediocre2017 Apr 06
hertz scamnext to nothinga very long line for pickup as hertz did not have the promised cars available. caused me to have to hurry to appointment once i was given papers. no-one available in the lot to record problems (damage to front RIGHT bumper). accused of incurring damage that was preexisting upon my return. (amazingly, a traveling companion had the exact same experience (except LEFT front bumper) with the same type of car on the same drop off day.
6.4 Good2017 Apr 03
OverchargedThe car was great; pick up took longer than expected but drop off was easy and quickThe price I was quoted online was much, much less than what I was ultimately charged (quoted $70, charged $170). Then they charged me for what I'd pre-paid upon reservation! Extremely displeased. Will never use them again.
10.0 Excellent2017 Mar 22
Perfectly easyCounter agent was pleasant and efficient. Car was in clean and ready to go. Check out was quick.
5.2 Okay2017 Feb 03
Pick upThe counter stuff was extremely friendly and nice.Going out to pick up the car was a little confusing. And they just handed me the key and sent me on my way. They didn't walk around the car to point out the already there damage (as there was quite a bit) and that worries me as I better not be charged for damage that was already on the vehicle prior to me getting it.
9.2 Excellent2017 Feb 01
The location for the Hertz rental car location is great in Savannah.The first car had been smoked in, we had to return to the counter inside, stand in line again and finally got another car.
6.8 Good2017 Jan 16
Good gas mileageCar smelled like smoke. Windows were dirty
7.6 Good2017 Jan 09
DirtyThe backseat had something sticky that had been spilled all over it. The windshield wipers barely worked. There was no wiper fluid is the tank so we had to stop to purchase some. We filled it up and it still would not work. We were traveling in snow so this made it very difficult to see at times. Who checks these cars before you rent them out?? This one clearly was not inspected.
6.0 Good2016 Dec 07
It was an older car with more mileage than I expected. There was a gatorade bottle (plastic) under the driver's seat. Also, the "maintenance needed" light came on the dash with another 500 miles to go which was a bit unsettling.
Rated #6
Dollar
6.6 Good (54 reviews)
1 location in Savannah/Hilton Head Airport
Dollar
Locations in Savannah/Hilton Head Airport
  • 7.4
  • 7.1
  • 6.2
  • 6
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 Jul 25
When returning the assistant was so kind and efficient. She took the miles down on her phone for me and let us get to our gate timely.
1.9 Horrible2021 Jul 12
We waited 4.5 hours in the rental car line. Staff very rude. Awful experience.
10.0 Excellent2021 Mar 15
I was originally given a pick up truck. I knew it was a busy weekend and they were likely sold out of cars. I explained I would be shuttling my mom around and it would be difficult for her to get in the truck. They took the time to clean a returned car. It was so appreciated! Thanks
6.0 Good2021 Feb 17
The carBut they over charged me
5.6 Okay2020 Nov 09
Car wasn’t available until the day after the date of the reservation
3.6 Mediocre2019 Oct 20
no, long lines and slow -poerhaps it was customer problems but the staff seemed to need help.They had to change my car me because they didn't have the car I ordered - they offered me a truck but they have problems with getting in and out, so the only thing they had has a small car, which I accepted, but they didn't offer me a change in rate. Said they had to get supervisors approval who wasn't there.
8.0 Excellent2019 Apr 28
Helpful staff. Easy return. Thank goodness the navigation system worked as we used it to get to our destinations.The line to pick up rental was long; waited 1/2 hr-45 min as there weren't enough cars ready for the customers ahead of me to pick up. Staff also mentioned that they were short staffed that day.
4.4 Okay2019 Apr 25
DID NOT LIKE At pick up there were only two ladies working. One was a manager of some sort. They were bickering back and forth because they had 12 people in line and no cars to give.Offer the people who had a reservation something because of Thrifty's poor planning. It literally took 20 minutes per person to rent a car. The long haired brunette asked if I wanted a midsize car and I said "no", I rented an intermediate. My rental was WAAAY over what I was supposed to pay.
2.0 Mediocre2019 Apr 21
Nothing. They ran out of cars. People were waiting 2+ hours and no one knew if additional cars would be delivered. Terrible customer service.Nothing. They ran out of cars. People were waiting 2+ hours and no one knew if additional cars would be delivered. Terrible customer service.
4.8 Okay2019 Apr 15
staff - ONE PERSON! - WAS CONSTANTLY ON THE PHONE.....very disappointed !
Rated #7
Avis
6.4 Good (36 reviews)
1 location in Savannah/Hilton Head Airport
Avis
Locations in Savannah/Hilton Head Airport
  • 6.7
  • 6.5
  • 6.4
  • 6.3
  • 6.4
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible2021 Jul 25
Never got to the counter. In line 2 hours. We had small children. Had to make alternate plans.
7.9 Good2021 Jul 19
The car was very expensive. Another family member that booked the same time I did had a much nicer vehicle and paid one third what I was charged.
2.0 Mediocre2021 Jun 27
Nothing, There were 35 plus people deep waiting and then an hour and a half wait to get the car from detail shop. cost a $100 uber fair from savannah to hilton head after having the car reserved for several weeks in advance. poorest customer service and indifference i have ever experienced.Everything could have been better. Indifference and nothing to accommodate those that had reservations. pitiful business model. i will go out of my way to not use avis again if possible.
8.0 Excellent2021 May 25
More inventory
2.0 Mediocre2021 Apr 25
I arrived and you did. It have the car I reserved..... Almist ruined our vacation. On top of that you charged me a no show fee which I had to call to get reversed. I will never rent from Avis again
8.0 Excellent2019 Oct 26
Convenient pickup and drop-off
7.2 Good2019 Jul 27
Pickup was a long wait Drop off was easy The car was very basic equipped for priceFaster pickup Better selection of mini van
2.0 Mediocre2018 Nov 24
Was unable to rent the car I reserved. Woman working at the counter was extremely rude and incompetent. She told me that I would have to wait 2 hours even though I already had a reservation. She refused to do her job and had zero customer service skills. I will never rent from Avis in the future.
4.4 Okay2018 Oct 23
Wrong vehicleRented an SUV. None available. Wouldn’t give us the pickup that was there. Ended up with a van.
10.0 Excellent2018 May 04
Avis all the way!All staff is awesome, they talk and treat you like family! picking up and returning the car was fast.
Rated #8
Payless
6.1 Good (86 reviews)
1 location in Savannah/Hilton Head Airport
Payless
Locations in Savannah/Hilton Head Airport
  • 6.2
  • 6.2
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6.1
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay2021 Mar 19
The Payless counter in Savannah is closed. A sign directed me to the Budget Rental Car counter which had a long line and only 2 agents. There were people standing around for hours waiting for a car to become available. We got lucky and didn't have to wait once we finally checked in, but the car we got was not cleaned. At that point, we had been in line for an hour, so we went ahead and took the dirty car. It smelled like sour milk, but at least it was the size we reserved and otherwise was issue-free.More rental cars are definitely needed in Savannah!!
7.6 Good2020 Jul 14
Payless does not have any employees working at the Savannah airport location. You have to go to Budget/Avis. Then they walk you all the way back to the Payless counter where they have to manually fill out paperwork because computers do not come up properly and the printer is broken. The employee that helped me was fantastic. Had she not been this extra time spent and nonsense would have been a terrible experience. There is no one to check cars back in for Avis/Budget or Payless. For Avis and Budget you can fill out mileage and put it in the box but for Payless you have to go back to Avis and budget wait in line and give them the key and paperwork. They should just add a Payless box. Had that line been longer I could have easily waited 20-30 min just to hand that to someone. The process is not well thought out.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Jun 29
They did not have one single car available but still booked my $450 reservation turning me away from the rental counter after three tries. No upgrades, just said they had no cars and there weren’t going to be any no matter how long I waited.
6.4 Good2019 Aug 19
They allowed me to reserve a size car they didn’t have and had to be forced to upgrade because I needed the car urgently
2.0 Mediocre2019 Jan 07
They claimed to not have my reservationI still got a carI arrived at the counter during my reservation time and was told I didn't have a reservation. The attendant told me this was because I had used a third party vendor instead of the corporate website. The staff than told me it would be more than double the cost of my reservation for the same and rental length. I left the counter and called the number from my reservation. Provided my name and confirmation number. Everything was according to my reservation. The attendant assured me there was nothing to be done. I paid the day of price and am waiting for a response from Payless corporate.
10.0 Excellent2018 Nov 15
Made it easy and convenient
4.0 Okay2018 Aug 14
the man who checked me inHe was polite, efficient and kind.Car seats were stained and the car smelled. I bought Febreze to try to help it but it was ingrained.
2.0 Mediocre2018 Aug 14
Nobody’s homeOur flight was delayed. When we arrived at the airport we went straight to car rental at Payless. Not a soul was around. They closed at 11pm and we arrived at 11:04 to their desk. All other car rentals were open but had no cars available. They very easily could have seen we were delayed but arriving in minutes and waited for a customer. Lesson learned that Payless isn’t about customer service.
2.0 Mediocre2018 Jun 28
Terrible Customer ServiceNothingCustomer Service offered no assistance in getting a rental car when my flight was delayed.
2.0 Mediocre2018 Mar 01
Maintenance issuesStaff was friendlyThe car had some issues. Alignment was off causing the car to sway left. The tire pressure light Turned on while driving, I check the air pressure in all four tires they were fine. Thetevwas something seriously wrong with the vehicle. I return the car I did not want another one or do business with them and they still charge me for the car
Rated #9
National
8.8 Excellent (17 reviews)
1 location in Savannah/Hilton Head Airport
National
Locations in Savannah/Hilton Head Airport
  • 9
  • 8.9
  • 8.7
  • 8.5
  • 8.9
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent2021 Apr 11
Staff was nice and drop off was super easy.The pickup was a nightmare. Took over an hour to get car. All car rentals were in 1 line with only 3 people working.
5.2 Okay2017 Jun 22
Stressful time getting car, high priceThe car itself was niceI did not like the impersonal service and being sent to the back of the line when my corporate id did not work. The representative did not put any effort into figuring out my problem. I had to go on the website myself and figure out that I was an emerald club member and make an account, which was very simple. It took 45 minutes for me to get a car. Also, I thought the price was going to be lower than estimated since I reserved the car for 2pm -11pm but only used the car until 6pm. The price was actually more than estimated.
10.0 Excellent2017 Jan 30
Road tripVery nice employee
10.0 Excellent2016 Dec 07
Easy returnIt was an early drop-off so we just left the keys in the drop box. Couldn't have been more simple.
10.0 Excellent2016 Jun 05
Fast check in
6.0 Good2016 Apr 20
Did not hold the reserved car for usWe arrived, and they had rented the car we had reserved. What's up with that?
10.0 Excellent2016 Apr 18
the drop off process was very easy. The girl was very helpful and told us she will take care of the car, we were allowed to park it at the non-assigned to National spot to save our time.
Easirent
1 location in Savannah/Hilton Head Airport
Easirent
Locations in Savannah/Hilton Head Airport
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in Savannah/Hilton Head Airport
Sunnycars
Locations in Savannah/Hilton Head Airport
Recent reviews
792 travelers who rented a car in Savannah/Hilton Head Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.3

Car rental locations at Savannah/Hilton Head Airport

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Top tips for renting a car at Savannah/Hilton Head Airport

  • Renting a car at Savannah/Hilton Head Airport (SAV) offers the easiest way of getting around Savannah, GA. Unlike the taxis, buses, rideshare, or shuttle services, a car rental at Savannah/Hilton Head Airport provides you a perfect SUV for offloading or a van when traveling with a few passengers, among other vehicles based on your preference and unique requirements. Once the rental car is in your possession, you can drive and explore any destination of choice. That's an opportunity you can't afford with public transportation that follows the same route and schedule all day.
  • If you're confined to a tight budget, it will help if you booked your car in advance. A car rental at Savannah/Hilton Head Airport will usually impose extra charges due to tax fees, car insurance, and the convenience they provide international passengers. Booking a month before your travel date ensures you get lower than regular prices. It also guarantees you'll get your preferred car model, unlike when you rent during peak seasons in summer and fall, when there's an influx of passengers wanting rental cars.
  • Returning your rental vehicle is easy with a Savannah/Hilton Head Airport car rental. Follow the "Car Rental Return" signs that lead to the covered parking lot outside the baggage claims area. In case your flight is scheduled to take off during the car rental after-hours, you can still return the car. Once you park and lock the car, complete the contact form and drop it (together with the keys) in the dropbox. Still, you'll be responsible for the automobile until the rental agent inspects the car.
  • Like any other city, Savanna, GA, also experiences traffic congestion during the rush hour. If you have a morning flight, you can expect virtually no traffic leaving the city to return the car. It would be best to drive on I-16 as there're periodic road closures on Abercorn Ext/204 to the east. If you're heading to the city during morning rush hour (at around 6.30 am to 7.45 am,) you can avoid heavy traffic by traveling on I-95 and then south to I-16, which runs through the downtown area. Alternatively, you can head to the US-80 from the airport, which also gets congested during rush hour.
  • Book your rental car at Savannah/Hilton Head Airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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