Car hire at Bangor Airport

Car hire at Bangor Airport

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Bangor, ME, United States - Bangor
Jul 8 — Jul 15
Same drop-off
Bangor, ME, United States - Bangor
Fri 8/7
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Fri 15/7
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Bangor Airport car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Budget
Best rated
8.3 Excellent (101 reviews)
1 location in Bangor Airport
Budget
Locations in Bangor Airport
  • 8.4
  • 8.5
  • 8.3
  • 8
  • 8
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayJun 18 2022
I was told at drop off to proceed to the counter, which was 15 people deep. Took 45 minutes of standing to get to a rep, who told me I didn’t have to go to the counter after all.
8.0 ExcellentMar 28 2022
Our first car had been smoked in. Ima little disappointed that I had to ask for an upgrade when there was nothing else available in my category.
6.0 GoodFeb 10 2022
I had to return the first car because it reeked of cigarette smoke. Also I was not told of a $200 deposit, and now a day after return of the car have not received notification of return.
10.0 ExcellentNov 21 2021
The mini van was hybrid. Got the same mpg as an economy car with way more space and comfort. Pick up and drop off was seemless and staff was friendly.
7.9 GoodSep 23 2021
Our flight was changed and we got to the airport early, our vehicle wasn't available but they gave us another one and enjoyed getting to use a hybrid. Thanks.
1.9 HorribleAug 9 2021
Our first car smelled like pot. They were generally accommodating in letting us swap out for a new car. But the second car smelled like cigarettes. I agreed to pay Budget in return for a clean, safe, rental car. They didn't really hold up their end of the bargain but I still had to uphold mine.
3.9 MediocreJul 27 2021
Rented car for one day for a trip between airports. Extremely expensive price per day and received the car in terrible condition. The car had not been cleaned: cigarettes, many wrappers (including one from a container of alcohol), and napkins were left in the car. The car smelled strongly of smoke, too. It is disappointing to spend a high daily rate on a rental car and for it to be handed over in a (very) dirty condition, especially mid-pandemic. Additionally, when I rented the car I selected a compact car with room for two bags. One standard size and one carry-on size bag did not fit in the trunk.
10.0 ExcellentJul 26 2021
Car smelled a little
10.0 ExcellentJul 11 2021
Great car, great service. Exactly what we needed for our trip.
4.0 OkayJun 29 2021
Way more than quotedwhy was there such a difference in rate and final bill
Rated no. 2
Alamo
8.6 Excellent (42 reviews)
1 location in Bangor Airport
Alamo
Locations in Bangor Airport
  • 8.7
  • 8.8
  • 8.6
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJun 13 2022
Everything went well and smoothly, a bit pricy compared to a few months ago but just a sign of the times. Very friendly and helpful personal in Bangor.
4.0 OkayDec 29 2021
Reservation selected wasn’t available - car that was available smelled badly like smoke, but received a small discount
8.0 ExcellentNov 28 2021
The counter rep.
7.9 GoodSep 27 2021
Pickup very slow due to waiting for car to be ready in Bangor, but great car and speedy dropoff in Boston.
10.0 ExcellentSep 15 2021
I thought the car we were getting was to be a small SUV. The Mazda we got was not a small SUV...at least it didn't sit as high as my CRV at home. But it was a last minute rental and with my experience in Portland, I was very pleased with what was available in Bangor.
10.0 ExcellentSep 14 2021
very quick and easy process...appreciated the free upgrade:)
10.0 ExcellentJul 26 2021
Rates were too high.
10.0 ExcellentJun 3 2021
Staff was friendly and efficient
8.4 ExcellentOct 26 2020
We loved the Nissan SUV that we were given. Might even buy one ourselves :). The pickup was a couple of hours too early, but that was an easy adjustment for the salesperson. Loved the good deal from KAYAK. Saved about $350 total for one week!I honestly don't like the hard sell that car rental companies often do and Alamo was no exception. She tried to sell me the full tank of gas, insurance that would have duplicated what we already had, told us about a toll booth gadget, but did not inform us there would be high charges if we used it $3.95/day we later found out. I would love it if ONE car company was truly honest and told us "You really don't need this, but we offer it"
9.6 ExcellentOct 5 2020
Fast pick up, cool carBetter instructions on drop off location. Regular entrance was closed due to construction and no signs posted to indicate car rental returns
Rated no. 3
Hertz
9.4 Excellent (9 reviews)
1 location in Bangor Airport
Hertz
Locations in Bangor Airport
  • 9.5
  • 9.5
  • 9.5
  • 9.1
  • 9.3
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentAug 13 2017
Nice and helpful serviceAll was fine
10.0 ExcellentJul 12 2017
All goodCar ready paperwork minimal
10.0 ExcellentMay 28 2017
easy, friendly, made changes quickly and without hassle
10.0 ExcellentFeb 25 2017
Great serviceThe woman at the rental counter was friendly and efficient. I plan on renting from Hertz and using Kayak for the best prices.
Rated no. 4
Enterprise
7.6 Good (11 reviews)
1 location in Bangor Airport
Enterprise
Locations in Bangor Airport
  • 7.8
  • 7.6
  • 8
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
4.0 OkaySep 25 2017
ChaosNew carHad rented an intermediate level car for fuel efficiency for the long one way drive. After waiting 30+ minutes for the rental shuttle to come to airport, we were taken to a dirty building that was chaotic. They didn’t have enough rentals so it was either take the inefficient SUV or wait even longer for another return. The SUV was dirty as well. The return location at Trenton airport lacks signs on the road telling you which lot to drop it off in as well as the prerecorded message when you call the location doesn’t help.
9.2 ExcellentOct 17 2016
The people at the Bangor location were very nice - although I have to once again say that I have never had a better experience than what we have come to expect from Lance Reardon at your Ellsworth facility ...Lance is THE man!!!It is a very minor thing to mention, but I dislike when I get a car that has less than a full tank - it is easy to fill up before returning but I invariably overfill when I was given a car that was 3/4 or less
9.6 ExcellentOct 10 2016
10 minutes a ride and you are there !easy access, they pick you up just minutes after you call, Its such a small airport, this was so was and saved money! Realy quick, good service!my bill was 20.00 higher then I expected.the wind shield was dirty , but we just wiped it at the first gas station.
10.0 ExcellentSep 18 2016
Ryan in Bangor was awesome...Ryan was so good with my rental ..Kind and courtesy was his strength.. Smart too
7.6 GoodSep 11 2016
MaineThe staff was very friendly and helpful. The car worked perfect for what I needed and didnot think it was over priced. I will add again the staff was great there very very nice.I did not like that I had to take a shuttle from the airport. My big problem is when I dropped my car off I had a flight to catch, but I had to wait att he enterprise store which is 5 miles from the airport for the shuttle to return. I ended up having to wait 15 minutes.
9.2 ExcellentAug 8 2016
Super helpful staff!Friendly staff!!! Worked with us to provide the appropriate vehicle for our needs.It was a pricey rental, albeit a busy time of year.
3.6 MediocreJul 23 2016
The car was dirty and smoke smell. and also they addedd $20.00 more than quoted to online price.
Rated no. 5
Avis
7.3 Good (25 reviews)
1 location in Bangor Airport
Avis
Locations in Bangor Airport
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
  • 7.3
  • 7.6
  • 6.3
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentOct 31 2021
Desk service was effiicient and pickup convenient.
10.0 ExcellentOct 20 2021
Easy as can be! Great car and friendly service.
7.9 GoodOct 14 2021
nice car and quiet to drive
7.9 GoodOct 12 2021
We rented a car at the Bangor Airport and the rental lot was right across the street from the airport...so not having to worry about a shuttle was a bonus. The car was clean, and very fuel efficient! I will rent from Avis again!
7.9 GoodSep 3 2021
We just spent a month in Maine and rented a car from Avis at Bangor airport. We made reservations via an online travel site and received confirmation for a car 7/31 til 9/2. When we checked the car out at airport the clerk claimed we requested the car until 8/31. Clerk said manager would call me the next day; no call came. When I called Avis 800 I was told they only rented cars for no more than one month and they could not extend the rental until 9/2. So, I had to drive to airport and turn the car in on 8/31. Fortunately a friend came to my rescue for the next 2 days. In addition I don’t think the car was ‘premium’ and the speedometer etc was in metric system so I had to learn to convert kilometers to miles. Not too bad.
1.9 HorribleSep 1 2021
My flight was cancelled by airlines and rescheduled a day later. Avis did not offer to honor my rental car arrangements with pickup 24 hrs later. Instead insisted I start over with new reservation with less discount available. More money to Avis!
1.9 HorribleAug 12 2021
Was given a car that smelled horribly of marijuana. Staff didn’t care and manager was disinterested.
3.9 MediocreJul 24 2021
When you walk out of office at Bangnor airport the Avid cars are marked to the right but some have signs arefacing right and not left so you don’t see some cars. When we reached, it was raining and i had to go back inside and ask again where our rental car was parked. They were not too helpful explaining it. I was soaked. Not a good experience.
4.0 OkayMay 12 2021
The gas tank could have been filled rather than half empty and the license tans could have been legal. They expired two months back and I worried about being stopped the whole time for expired plates.
2.0 MediocreFeb 16 2019
Vehicle was fine until it rained. Tires were bald and it was a danger on the roadReplace the tires before someone is seriously hurt
Rated no. 6
National
6.8 Good (5 reviews)
1 location in Bangor Airport
National
Locations in Bangor Airport
  • 8.4
  • 7.2
  • 6.4
  • 6.4
  • 5.6
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMar 14 2022
I booked a vehicle on KAYAK for the same day. Got confirmation email etc. The rental company immediately called me and left a message on my home number - which I did not see until after I came to the rental desk. It essentially said that not only they do not have the vehicle class I needed - they had NO vehicles to rent. Makes one wonder how the reservation system and KAYAK work.
8.0 ExcellentJun 22 2021
FriendlyGet the smoke smell/air freshener smell out of the car as it was overwhelming and not pleasant
10.0 ExcellentJun 14 2021
Price
4.4 OkaySep 10 2020
The car was in good conditionWhen we arrived, we were told that they did not have a car for us and could not get one. They said we could wait around to see if someone else did not pick up their rental and we could have their car. After waiting for an hour, we were told that we would have to come back to the airport in the morning to pick up a car. Our hotel was over an hour away, so we asked if they would pay for us to stay in a hotel nearby. We were told "no", that we would have to come back at 11am the next day. After paying to get a ride to our hotel and back to the airport, they gave us a measly $35 credit for our trouble. I would ABSOLUTELY UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE rent a car from them again.
10.0 ExcellentSep 17 2019
super friendly service, joined the Emerald club and got upgraded to a car I wound up loving, very easy return
Rated no. 7
Dollar
4 Okay (1 review)
1 location in Bangor Airport
Dollar
Locations in Bangor Airport
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  • 8
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Easirent
1 location in Bangor Airport
Easirent
Locations in Bangor Airport
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in Bangor Airport
Sunnycars
Locations in Bangor Airport
Recent reviews
194 travellers who hired a car in Bangor Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8,2

Car rental locations at Bangor Airport

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Most popular car type

Intermediate

Top tips for hiring a car at Bangor Airport

  • You’ll accrue multiple benefits from choosing a car rental at Bangor Airport (BGR). First off, you’re likely to spend the minimum cash by renting a vehicle rather than taking a taxi, limo, or rideshare if you’ll be in town for long periods. A rental car gives you the convenience of driving to any location you would like, unlike bus lines that travel specific routes and have designated stopovers. Also, renting a car will save you time otherwise spent waiting for a public transit bus.
  • Renting a vehicle at BGR airport is convenient, and you’ll get to disembark from your plane and get behind your four wheels within no time. That’s partly due to the presence of car rental counters on-terminal and partly due to the efforts of specific agencies to minimize check-in time. When you step out of your flight and into the Arrival Terminal, you’ll find the car rental desks nearby the baggage claim area. You can expect to collect your Bangor Airport car rental on-site outside the baggage claim area once you get your rental contract and car keys.
  • It’ll be in your best interest to consider your reason for stay in Bangor when choosing a rental car at BGR. For instance, you will want a minivan rental if your small kids tag along, as it can accommodate your entire family. An SUV rental will be ideal if you’re planning on taking outdoor adventures. Rental companies also offer luxury vehicles and convertibles, both great options for a romantic getaway for couples. A long-term car rental will be more affordable if you’ll be around Bangor for a lengthy period.
  • When you’re ready for your return flight or want to return your car rental at Bangor Airport, you’ll find it easy as it involves taking the vehicle back to the point you picked it up. Head over to the airport and watch out for and follow the signs for rental car returns. Park the vehicle in the rental agency’s parking lot and then proceed to the rental counter on the first floor of the primary terminal building adjacent to Baggage Claim. Here, a staff member will take the contract and keys.
  • Book your car hire at Bangor Airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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