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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Albany

  • Car rentals in Albany guarantee convenience in accessing the places you would like to reach faster than other transportation means. You can visit many places conveniently by driving yourself there using the rental cars in Albany. You can head to Huck Finn’s Playland if you have kids and have a fun day on the thriller coasters and kiddie rides, or drive to Green Mountain National Forest for outdoor activities and hiking, bike riding, fishing, and camping in the forest.
  • When driving in Albany, GA, it's important to exercise extra caution on the roadways that are known for heavy traffic. Dawson Road, for example, runs through the heart of Albany and is a major commercial road with many shops, restaurants, and businesses around it. It is advisable to be cautious of the frequent changes in speed limits on this route and remain alert for pedestrians and cyclists crossing the road. Additionally, be mindful of the frequent construction zones. By staying alert and cautious, you can ensure your safety and the safety of others on the road.
  • If you are considering renting a car, the onsite Albany car rentals counters at Albany Southwest Georgia Regional Airport (ABY) are a walking distance from the airport terminal. You, therefore, don’t need to use a shuttle to get to the agency’s main office of any of the car rentals in Albany. The agencies are at the baggage claim area in the main terminal, where you can access the rental services. The rental car agencies that serve this airport include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Easirent, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Sunnycars, and Thrifty car rentals in Albany.
  • Driving cheap car rentals in Albany is prohibited if your blood alcohol level (BAC) is 0.08 percent or higher. Georgia also has a zero tolerance policy for drivers under the age of 21, which means that having any level of alcohol in their system is banned while they are behind the wheel. Depending on the seriousness of the incident, Georgia's drunk driving penalties can include fines, license suspension, community service, and possibly jail time. If you plan to drink, it's crucial to always designate a sober driver or use another form of transportation.
  • Since Albany city has good roads, driving around the city is easy. Ensure, however, that you don’t follow other vehicles too closely, as this may cause collisions. Since Albany roads have pedestrians, motorists, and cyclists operating on the same routes on certain streets, ensure you yield right-of-way at all times while keeping on the right speed. Albany experiences fluctuating weather; therefore, being alert to slippery pavements is vital when driving in Albany city.
  • There are a number of significant highways that are essential for moving around when driving cheap car rentals in Albany. For instance, US-82 Bypass is the main route through Albany and is crucial for getting to different parts of the city. It is a six-lane highway that can get congested during peak hours. Stay in the left lanes if you're heading towards downtown Albany and give yourself plenty of time to merge onto the highway. Another important road is Slappey Boulevard. This road is a major commercial corridor in Albany and is home to many big-box stores and restaurants so plan ahead for turns and lane changes.
  • Driving in Albany may be easy, but drivers may incur various traffic challenges from time to time. Unlike many cities globally, Albany city faces traffic around 3 pm to 5 pm. If you need to be somewhere during these hours, ensure you get there earlier than 3 pm or later than 5 pm to avoid traffic. Expect a 17% longer drive when driving in Albany during the congestion hours.
  • Book your car hire in Albany at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hire in Albany are around 53% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Albany

  • How much is the price of fuel in Albany?

    The average price of fuel in Albany is R71,80 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R862 and R1 149, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Albany?

    Intermediate (Nissan Sentra or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Albany.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Albany?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Albany?

    An Intermediate car hire in Albany costs R993 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Albany?

    A Standard car hire in Albany costs R1 139 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Albany?

    An Economy car hire in Albany costs R1 211 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Albany?

    Albany city has good roads, therefore, driving any car is ideal. Getting a minivan would be the ideal option if you are traveling with family or visiting Albany with business groups. For couples or solo visits, a compact car would do just fine. However, near Albany is a 252 feet Gravel Road where you can rent an SUV and go for a drive. In case you exceed the required speed limit by less than 10mph, you shall pay a fine of between $75 and $300; more than 10mph gets you a fine between $100 to $500 or imprisonment for not more than 15 days while exceeding 30mph gets you a $200 to $800 fine, or 30-day imprisonment or both.

  • Where can I charge my electric car in Albany?

    There are 35 public charging stations in Albany including 14 DC fast chargers, 12 of which are Tesla Superchargers. One option is the EVgo charging station at Slappey Boulevard with two standard J1772 connectors and one Tesla connector. Another option is the Tesla Supercharger station at Dawson Road with eight Supercharger stalls. Additionally, some hotels and car dealerships in Albany may offer electric vehicle charging stations for their customers.

  • What's the speed limit in Albany?

    The speed limit for Albany in New York stands at 30mph. However, on State Route 34 from South Pearl Street with Old South Pearl Street north to South Pearl Street with 1st Avenue interception, the set speed limit is 25mph. The speed limits are posted on all the major roads to inform you of limit changes. Ensure that you reduce your driving speed whenever you cross railway grade crossing, approach a curve or a hill crest, and narrow or winding roads. The city has speed cameras operating 24/7 to ensure all drivers adhere to the set speed limits.

  • What is the age requirement to rent a car in Albany?

    To rent Albany car rentals, you must ensure that you possess a valid driving license and are at least 21 years old. However, some rental car agencies might charge more or have age restrictions for younger drivers. Therefore, it is important to check the age requirements before renting a car.

  • Where are the best places to park in Albany?

    Albany city has several parking spaces if you are looking for an ideal parking space in Albany. The free-of-charge parking spaces include 76 Sheridan Avenue, 1 Lancaster Street, 128 Dove Street, 169 Elk Street, etcetera. When free parking spaces are full, you can go to any of the over 2000 metered parking spaces like 144 State Street, 15 Sheridan Avenue, 470 Broadway, etcetera. The rates increase hourly by about $1. The parking spaces have different parking time limits, with the least being two hours. On weekdays, the metered parking spaces are free anytime past 5 pm. The parking spaces are also free-of-charge on major holidays. You may incur extra charges if you are looking to reserve a parking space. Since Albany has parking spaces spread throughout the city, you shouldn’t worry about finding a secure place to park and run errands.

Albany car rental reviews and directory

Avis

7,5

Best rated

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

8.5

One location in Albany

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Locations in Albany

3905 Newton Road, Suite 107

+1 229 435 2404

Monday09:00 - 18:00
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2,0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Avis did not have the vehicle that I booked thru kayak

1 out of 1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7,2

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.2

Value for money

6.2

3 locations in Albany

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Locations in Albany

1023 N Westover Blvd

+1 229 430 0187

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
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Friday08:00 - 17:00
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3905 Newton Rd

+1 229 889 9553

Monday09:00 - 18:00
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406 E Oglethorpe Blvd

+1 229 889 8020

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was very friendly

Cons:

The price

1 out of 1

Budget

6,2

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

6.0

One location in Albany

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Locations in Albany

3905 Newton Road, Suite 109

+1 229 430 2243

Monday09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday09:00 - 18:00
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4,8 Mediocre

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Tony the manager apparently was power hungry. No place to park vehicle in return lot. Upon return, I went inside of airport to get my receipt. He asked if I parked in a lined space. I stated no, he said you will be fined 400.00. I went back outside and moved the car to long term parking, no clear directions where I needed to park. I have pictures where a lot of customers left their cars in unlined spaces. Upon returning inside, Tony asked if I have the mileage of the car. Back outside to get the mileage. This location is not customer friendly.

Cons:

Customer friendly staff and clear directions.

2,8 Poor

Nov 2015

KAYAK

Cons:

See above.

2,0 Poor

Jul 2022

KAYAK
The counter in Albany is great, the woman was very nice and quick! However i will not use this company in the future.The car I rented tire spontaneously burst(there were no glass, nails or debris in the tire Once removed but the thread was visibly showing) once I was 4hrs away from home. I thought it would be no issue because I got the insurance. I was wrong. It happened at 8am I called at 11am and after talking to upwards of 5 different people, being transferred a million times(because no one could answer simple questions such as is this a covered expense) and hung up on several times, and lied to about a service technician being dispatched to me. I finally got someone dispatched at 6pm and was told it would be 45 minutes. It took over 2 hours for the technician to arrive. This entire time I am stranded in an area I am unfamiliar with. Once he finally arrived to change the tire we were forced to drive 40 minutes away for a replacement but due to the spare we were only able to go 50 MPH so it took us over 1.15 minutes to make it. Once we arrived to get the replacement, the clerk asked what was wrong with the vehicle, which we explained, and at which point he began laughing as if us being stranded upwards of 12 hours was funny. All in all I would never recommend this company nor would I use them again.

8,0 Very Good

Jun 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was excellent friendly and curtious no long wait time. It was a great experience with Budget.

1 out of 2

National

5,3

Cleanliness

5.9

Comfort

3.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.9

Value for money

4.9

One location in Albany

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3905 Newton Rd Ste 109

+1 229 889 9553

Monday09:00 - 18:00
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8,8 Very Good

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Rental didn't take long. Dropoff was quick.

Cons:

I got what I paid for considering (the market) a super small car & a 1 way rental.

1 out of 1

Thrifty

5,2

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

4.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.6

Value for money

6.0

One location in Albany

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3905 Newton Road

+1 877 283 0898

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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2,8 Poor

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The car had close to 50,000 miles and didn’t work properly. They Bluetooth was damaged and wouldn’t allow me to connect to the vehicle causing me to use my phone for navigation.

Cons:

Everything.

2,8 Poor

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

The employees could have shown up on time instead of an hour late and then said they didn’t have the vehicle that we rented available.

1 out of 1

Hertz

4,4

Mediocre

3 reviews

Cleanliness

3.3

Comfort

4.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.6

Value for money

4.6

One location in Albany

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3905 Newtown Road

+1 229 207 7069

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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9,2 Wonderful

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes the agent was extremely polite, considerate and helpful. Staff went out of their way to help set up bluetooth GPS and even provided a phone holder for my iphone.

Cons:

Changes to pickup and dropoff times were not very accommodating. Charges to change were extremely high.

2,0 Poor

May 2017

KAYAK

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N/A

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N/A

2,0 Poor

Jun 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

N/A

Cons:

Unable to get rental because I didn't have a Georgia drivers license, mine was from another state. Also was not made aware that I couldn't pay with a debit card like you can with other rental car companies until I was at the desk. Will never attempt to rent from Hertz again.

1 out of 1

Dollar

4,2

Mediocre

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One location in Albany

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3905 Newton Road

+1 866 434 2226

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Easirent

4,6

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Albany

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Locations in Albany

Southwest Georgia Regional Airport

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AutoEurope

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One location in Albany

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Locations in Albany

Southwest Georgia Albany Regional Airport

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

One location in Albany

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Locations in Albany

3905 Newton Road Ste 109

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16 travellers who hired a car in Albany gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.6

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