Car hire at Charlottesville Albemarle Airport

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Top tips for hiring a car at Charlottesville Albemarle airport

  • Reserving a car rental at Charlottesville Albemarle Airport will provide you with comfortable transportation that is convenient for exploring both the city and the surrounding region. Rather than having to depend on public transportation, you can visit all the attractions in the area on your own schedule. Having a Charlottesville Albemarle Airport car rental also makes it easier to move around with cargo, such as sports equipment or luggage.
  • No matter what your budget or preferences are, you will be able to find the perfect model for your car rental at Charlottesville Albemarle Airport. If you are hoping to travel on a budget, you can always select an economy or standard vehicle. Those that are visiting Charlottesville with friends or family may prefer to be in a spacious SUV instead. You can also always choose to treat yourself by booking a luxury car, like a convertible.
  • To return your car rental at Charlottesville Albemarle Airport, simply bring the vehicle to the same location where you first picked it up. All rental companies that have branches at the airport have both their offices and fleets directly on airport property, making it easy to drop off your vehicle before grabbing a flight. There are signs that will help you to find the exact return location for your respective rental company.
  • Between business and general tourism, Charlottesville can be a busy city. Because of this, you will find that some roads can be congested, particularly during rush hour, which typically takes place between the hours of 7.30 and 9.30 am and 5.30 and 7.30 pm. There are a few major roads in the area that have a tendency of being busier than others, and these include Interstates 64 and 250.
  • Book your car hire at Charlottesville Albemarle airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car at Charlottesville Albemarle airport

  • If I would like to rent a car from Charlottesville Airport, what documents will I need to provide?

    To rent a car at the airport, it is mandatory that all customers are in possession of a valid driver’s license that is government-issued and will not expire during your rental period. If you do not have a license from the United States, you can still rent a car with an alternative license, such as an international license or a license from a foreign country. If you will be using either of these, make sure that you have your passport on hand, as the company that you choose to rent with will most likely want to have a photocopy of it in your file.

  • How do I go to the car rental center at Charlottesville Airport?

    The car rental center at Charlottesville Airport is located directly on airport property, at the address of Bowen Loop. There are several major companies that have branches here, and they each have their own individual office. Once you have signed any necessary paperwork, provided a payment method, and received your car keys, a company employee will lead you to your vehicle. All fleets are located just a short walking distance from the rental center, which is also a quick walk from the main terminal.

  • What amenities are available for customers at the car rental center at Charlottesville Airport?

    The amenities that are available for customers vary depending on which specific company you are renting with. In general, you can expect to have access to amenities like public restrooms, as well as outlets that can be used to keep your electronic devices charged. Many of the offices also have sitting areas which come in handy when you would like to rest for a few minutes while waiting for your car to be ready. Your company may also offer you a free drink, like bottled water.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Charlottesville Albemarle airport?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Charlottesville Albemarle airport to off-airport locations include Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz, and National.

Charlottesville Albemarle Airport car rental reviews and directory

Budget

8,6

Very Good

66 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.6

Value for money

8.5

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100 Bowen Loop Suite 102

+1 434 973 3079

Monday08:00 - 23:59
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10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff. Free upgrade to a fun to drive car as they had no other vehicle!

6,0 Okay

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Car interior was clean.

Cons:

Exterior of car showed minor damage that was not mentioned during pick-up, requiring a return trip to the desk to document. Front right tire was 7 psi low, causing warning light on dashboard to illuminate.

4,4 Mediocre

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was friendly!

Cons:

The car conditions

9,2 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very helpful in difficult circumstances given the power was off at the airport due to a major storm. They still processed my rental and got me on the road quickly.

Cons:

The price. Maybe a fare for renting by the week.

10,0 Wonderful

May 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The auto was close at the airport, clean, and ready to go.

Cons:

N/A

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was helpful and drop-off was quick.

1 out of 10

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8,5

Very Good

42 reviews

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.5

Value for money

8.0

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100 Bowen Loop

+1 844 934 1096

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2,0 Poor

Dec 2023

KAYAK
The rental car (pickup truck) that was requested was not available. No other suitable options were available either.

4,0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was friendly and helpful. It was very easy to get to the car and then return it.

Cons:

This was my first time ever renting a car I didn’t really know what to expect, but I was definitely disappointed. Once I got the keys I went to get the car and got in, I immediately noticed it smelled like smoke. It wasn’t unbearable but I wanted to report it because I didn’t want the company to think I had anything to do with it. I went back to inform the guys at the desk but they were all gone. I waited for about 10 minutes or so but no one came back. Fortunately there was a woman at another rental car company desk right there who took my information and said she would give it to the guys in the morning and to not worry about it. While driving the car around over the weekend I had the AC on and it had a mold smell at different times. I’m assuming the air filter needed changed. I’m kind of surprised This happened. I assumed rental car companies would make sure the car was clean and was maintained with new air filters. But perhaps not and this is just how it is. Also, I was incorrectly charged on my credit card and customer service is going to fix it but could not tell me why that happened.

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff, quick pickup and drop off. Also, a great car.

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Fastest check in and check out ever!

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2020

KAYAK

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The rep on duty on 9/18 at 9:45 am was friendly, knowledgeable and accommodate my rental request. Through a website I reserved a large SUV. Enterprise was oversold on the vehicle I needed. The rep. came through for me on my request and worked hard to make sure that I had what I requested. That Rep made my trip with my family comfortable and joyful.

Cons:

Get more Large SUVs for the area (Charlottesville, VA) they always sell out on the weekend.

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

1 out of 6

Hertz

7,1

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.8

Value for money

7.1

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100 Bowen Loop #200

+1 434 297 4288

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2,0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
They didn’t have a car - any car! Had to wait an extra 1.5-2 hours and ride to a local body shop to get the not-cleaned car.

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy pick up and return

Cons:

Return location needed more parking.

7,6 Good

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice staff. Nice car.

Cons:

Pick up and drop off needs to be updated

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Customer service for Pick up and drop off great! Professional and friendly

Cons:

Notice of grace period would be helpful

7,6 Good

May 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

They didn’t have any cars in the category I requested so they “upgraded” me to a midsize suv that was less efficient for my trip.

5,6 Fair

Feb 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

The pick up representative was terrible and messed up my reservation

1 out of 10

Dollar

7,9

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

7.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.3

Value for money

8.3

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100 Bowen Loop Ste 100

+1 866 434 2226

Monday10:00 - 23:00
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2,0 Poor

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Information given at time of booking was incorrect and was not able to rent car.

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick service at counter on both ends of the trip. Car was a short walk from terminal. Very clean. Nice man took care of us. Not one issue. Great experience.

5,6 Fair

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Reserved large SUV, got open bed smaller pickup. Open bed resulted in problems due to three days of rain and I was transporting supplies for wedding and four passengers

10,0 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything was smooth sailing.

6,0 Okay

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy pick up and drop off

Cons:

Car was dirty, maintenance light was on for oil change and filter when we picked it up. Tires were bare causing us to hydroplane during rain storms. Rear view mirror kept falling off.

6,8 Okay

Jun 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Dropping off in Charlottesville was not good. Their drop off area was completely full and cars were half-hazardly parked and a few people weren’t sure where to leave the cars. We all ended up just parking in the middle of a row.

1 out of 3

National

7,9

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

8.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.9

Value for money

7.0

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100 Bowen Loop

+1 844 934 1095

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9,6 Wonderful

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff, super easy pickup, even super easier drop off.

Cons:

provide a chauffeur?

9,6 Wonderful

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Very quick and easy process

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The agent was especially helpful!

10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

First time using this as opposed to going directly through rental car companies. Very easy very affordable and will use again.

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

New SUV - really needed it to haul around the cousins around town

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2023

KAYAK
Good experience. Easy drop off. Customer service with actual human beings is fantastic! Thank you for putting people first!

1 out of 3

Avis

7,6

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

8.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.8

Value for money

7.0

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100 Bowen Loop Suite 102

+1 434 973 6000

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8,0 Very Good

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly

Cons:

Car was in terrible condition, but it was replaced with a normal car

4,0 Mediocre

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was great. Drop off was convenient.

Cons:

When I got to the desk to pickup they had already closed. I had to ask a police officer to call the manager to come in.

7,2 Good

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

There are no signs telling you where to turn on the keys. Turns out you have to go to baggage claim to find the desk. We certainly weren't the only ones walking around in the rain trying to figure that out.

9,2 Wonderful

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

She fixed the problems that D.C. created with my booking (had wrong car, thus wrong mileage and gas level on my reservation form).

4,0 Mediocre

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

That the car was clean and worked.

Cons:

Make and model of the car the 55 min wait to get a car when I was the only customer. Took 10 min before I was greeted. Both agents were on the phone. Was lied to about vehicle choice. Was told this was the only car that was available and it was an upgrade. it was not and the lot was full of cars that were available.

10,0 Wonderful

May 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

It was convent and available

1 out of 3

Easirent

4,6

Mediocre

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100 Bowen Loop, Charlottesville, , USA Virginia

+1 914 368 0091

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237 travellers who hired a car in Charlottesville Albemarle Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.8

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