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Alcoa car hire

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Alcoa car hire information

Pick-up locationAlcoa
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Hire locations15
Airport locations12

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Alcoa

  • Alcoa is a small town located near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Public transportation options in Alcoa are limited, and taxis can be expensive. Renting cheap car rentals in Alcoa gives you the flexibility to move around the city and visit surrounding areas at your own pace and time. Having Alcoa car rentals lets you explore the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and other scenic areas at your leisure. Some popular places to visit within driving distance of Alcoa include Cades Cove, Clingman's Dome, and Laurel Falls.
  • Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) is approximately 12 miles south of Knoxville. The car rental offices are located on-site near the baggage claim area, and a free shuttle bus is available to take customers to the rental car facility. Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) is approximately 86 miles east of Alcoa. The car rental offices are located on-site in the baggage claim area of the airport terminal. Passengers can easily pick up their rental cars without leaving the terminal. Blountville Tri Cities TN/VA Airport (TRI) is approximately 92 miles northeast of Alcoa. The rental car counters at this airport are located near the baggage claim area, and passengers can pick up cars on-site.
  • It is important to familiarize yourself with certain aspects before driving cheap car rentals in Alcoa. Alcoa is a smaller city, but there are still certain traffic patterns to keep in mind. The main thoroughfare in Alcoa is Highway 129, which runs through the center of town. Alcoa Highway is the main connection to downtown Knoxville and McGhee Tyson Airport. Alcoa generally has a lower population density than larger cities, so there are not as many bicycles, trucks, or people jaywalking. However, it is still important to be aware of pedestrians and to give them the right of way when appropriate.
  • Rush hour traffic in Alcoa tends to be heaviest from 7 am to 9 am and 4 pm to 6 pm on weekdays. During these times, highways and major roads such as Highway 321 can become congested. Additionally, during certain seasons like fall and holidays, traffic can increase due to tourists visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Driving cheap car rentals in Alcoa during the winter can be difficult due to potential snow and ice accumulation on roads during colder months. Drivers should exercise caution and allow for extra time to get to their destination. Heavy rain can also make roads slick and difficult to navigate.
  • Book your car hire in Alcoa at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard hire cars in Alcoa are around 14% more expensive than other car types, on average

Alcoa car hire experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travellers who hired a car in Alcoa 
Verified travelerJul 2023
Everything was perfect from the pick up to the drop off.
JuanJun 2023
In the more rural areas, be cautious on the hills and narrow roads if you're more familiar with flatter terrain and wider passages. Especially on the tight turns on two-lane roads. Mind the center line and keep close to the right side of the asphalt.
JessicaJun 2023
Pickup and drop off were easy. Pickup staff was friendly and helpful; drop off staff were not.
Verified travelerAug 2023
Make sure that the car is there and available before arriving.
Verified travelerJun 2023
check the gas tank before departing

FAQs about hiring a car in Alcoa

  • What is the best car hire company in Alcoa?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Alcoa are Alamo (9,1, 53 reviews), and Budget (7,4, 57 reviews).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Alcoa?

    The average price of fuel in Alcoa is R70,79 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R849 and R1 132, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Alcoa?

    Standard (Toyota RAV4 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Alcoa.

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

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

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

    A Standard car hire in Alcoa costs R1 112 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Special car hire cost in Alcoa?

    A Special car hire in Alcoa costs R846 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Alcoa?

    A Compact car hire in Alcoa costs R942 per day, on average.

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

    It is recommended to rent a reliable and sturdy car that can handle various terrains such as hills, mountains, and challenging weather conditions for driving in Alcoa. Therefore, an SUV or crossover vehicle would be an ideal choice. SUVs and crossovers are designed to navigate unpaved and uneven roads with ease while providing better handling on hills and mountains, particularly in icy or snowy conditions.

  • What’s the speed limit in Alcoa?

    The speed limits in Alcoa vary depending on the road type and area. In residential areas, the speed limit is usually set at 25 mph. However, near schools or playgrounds, the speed limit may be lower, and drivers need to be particularly careful and aware of the presence of children. On major city roads in Alcoa, where there may be more traffic, the speed limit can be anywhere from 35 mph to 45 mph. For highways that run through Alcoa, the speed limit is typically set at 55 mph to 65 mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Alcoa?

    There are many parking lots and a few on-street parking areas for Alcoa car rentals in the downtown area, and most of them offer free parking. The Alcoa Public Library and Municipal Building, as well as some of the city parks, also provide free parking for visitors. However, there are a few select parking areas in Alcoa where you may need to pay for parking. The cost of paid parking in Alcoa is around $5 to $10 for all-day parking. In some areas, you can also find metered parking, which usually costs around $0.50 to $1 per hour.

Alcoa car rental reviews and directory

Alamo

9,1

Wonderful

207 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

9.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

9.0

One location in Alcoa

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Locations in Alcoa

2055 Alcoa Hwy

+1 844 868 8507

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
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10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Overall was a very quick and easy process. Due to weather, we had to rent a vehicle last minute. Alamo worked with us and turned an unfortunate circumstance into an east solution.

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Every thing

8,0 Very Good

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Very nice new car. Lady at the drop off was very friendly and pleasant to work with.

Cons:

Windshield was very streaky and not clean inside. Car had damage when I picked it up, nobody was there to report it to. The one way fees are expensive and I didn't see any indication about fees until you are signing up for the rental.

8,0 Very Good

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Car smelled of stale cigarette smoke. Nasty

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly helpful easy good experience.

Cons:

Nothing, good experience, but the bottom line that I rented from Alamo was it was the best price out of all the competition.

5,6 Fair

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

The inside of the windshield very dirty

1 out of 32

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9,1

Wonderful

63 reviews

Cleanliness

9.5

Comfort

9.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.7

Value for money

9.2

2 locations in Alcoa

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Locations in Alcoa

2010 Airport Hotel Dr

+1 833 886 0851

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
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Sunday08:00 - 23:59

2306 Alcoa Hwy

+1 865 984 8448

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2023

KAYAK
My deposit credited faster

6,0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Preparation and condition of the car

7,2 Good

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Èverything but pick up was positive. Line to pick up car was long. Waited 45 min to get to the counter. Then had to wait 20 min for the vehicle to be ready.

8,0 Very Good

May 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up was good. Drop off no one anywhere so had to leave keys in a box. Would have like a to be checked out and get a receipt.

Cons:

The tumbler when you turned the key stuck sometimes so you had to play with it to get it to turn. New Car strange!

8,8 Very Good

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick-up took a little longer

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff lovely! Car ready, clean, new

1 out of 10

Budget

7,4

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

8.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.5

Value for money

7.2

2 locations in Alcoa

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2055 Alcoa Highway

+1 865 342 3220

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday08:00 - 23:59

3083 Alcoa Hwy

+1 865 229 3481

Monday08:00 - 23:59
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4,0 Mediocre

Mar 2024

KAYAK
There is a fundamental problem in the car rental industry that makes it impossible for a customer to specify a feature that the vehicle must have to fit their need. If one were to take a road trip with a rental veh, adaptive cruise control is a game changer, not just for convenience, but to minimize the pain of locking my previously injured ankle in one position for hours at a time. Budget's rep tried but failed to find a veh that fit my needs, even though just weeks earlier I had rented two different vehicles from them that did have the feature, so I know they are in the fleet.

10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Fast friendly check in and check out. Clean car. Excellent customer service

6,0 Okay

Jan 2024

KAYAK
The vehicle itself was the only complaint. It was a nice vehicle but the windshield washers did not work. The dash said it was out of fluid so i bought some to fill it but it was full, but still did not work. Also, the rain sensing wipers were not working. Worst of all is that the front tires were worn of the edge, which makes it hard to turn in the snow that we had during the time i had the vehicle.

10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Straight forward. Easy drop off.

6,0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy pick up and drop off

Cons:

Our car was supposed to be smoke free and we could tell there was a smoker in it. It was BAD! We are non smokers and it smelled every day of having it. Very disappointing!!!

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was easy even though it was after hours. Pickup was also easy and very fast.

1 out of 17

Payless

7,1

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

7.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.0

Value for money

6.6

One location in Alcoa

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Locations in Alcoa

2055 Alcoa Highway

+1 865 983 3446

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
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10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Smooth process. Pickup was simple, the car (a RAV4) was brand new and clean, the drop off was seamless. I can't understand why anybody would go to one of those other pricey car rentals when this one was as perfect as it gets!

Cons:

Honestly....nothing could have been improved. I bet I didn't spend more than 5 minutes TOTAL at the rental car counter and that includes pickup and drop off! Price was great, car was great, customer service was great. Seriously...nothing could have been improved.

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice car, easy drop off procedure.

Cons:

I arrived after 9:00pm because of a late flight which meant the booth was closed but thankfully the lady from Avis in the same booth managed to get me the car I had booked. Otherwise I'd have had to get a taxi and come back in the morning.

9,2 Wonderful

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was very easy

Cons:

Car wasn’t ready even though we had a reservation.

5,6 Fair

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was easy

Cons:

I was told I would only be charged a certain amount and I’m the end I was charged more with no explanation

8,0 Very Good

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Customer service with those I interacted with was excellent.

Cons:

I didn't get the size vehicle I had signed up for but it worked out just fine.

4,0 Mediocre

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Took a long time to get a car

1 out of 12

Dollar

4,3

Mediocre

64 reviews

Cleanliness

4.3

Comfort

4.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.0

Value for money

5.3

One location in Alcoa

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2055 Alcoa Hwy

+1 865 342 3250

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
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Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
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2,0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Pickup and return, nobody was there, counter was closed. Waited over 2 1/2 hours for pickup and was done by Hertz counter. No walk around the car or anything after a long wait. And returning, drop box or anybody at counter.

8,0 Very Good

Oct 2023

KAYAK
The price was good but it was one of those dealer’s choice promotions. The vehicle turned out to be a Ram 1500 extended cab pickup which is way too big a vehicle for someone used to driving a car. After some discussion they were able to change it for a Toyota Carola. This was very appreciated, although the initial stance was they could not change it. The person working the desk didn’t seem to want to be there, but others he called over were helpful.

2,0 Poor

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

The reservation did not work. Terms and conditions applied that more than doubled the price (drop off fee). The agent at the desk was rude and unhelpful. Ended up going to Alamo which offered a decent price on the spot.

2,0 Poor

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

They had canceled our reservation and car not available. Our flight canceled and rescheduled to later in day- not under our control. Sales person not nice and seemed bothered that we were bothering her. Not helpful at all. We rented from budget - they were very helpful and actually less expensive

8,0 Very Good

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

I didn’t go to Alcoa wrong person

2,0 Poor

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

I booked a one-way rental, yet when I arrived at the airport the clerk told me they didn't do one-way rentals from this location. I showed her my reservation and she said too bad, it is not possible. She refused to let me speak with a manager (until the next day). I had to go through another rental company which ended up costing me more since it was last-minute.

1 out of 14

National

9,6

Wonderful

8 reviews

Cleanliness

9.6

Comfort

9.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

9.6

One location in Alcoa

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2055 Alcoa Hwy

+1 844 868 8508

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
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10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy to pick up the car and to return it before they opened.

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Becca at the Knoxville Airport was extremely helpful and very professional.

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The pickup and drop off process was very quick and easy. We were also given the option for an SUV, which I was thrilled to accept!

8,0 Very Good

Nov 2022

KAYAK
The person that helped us pick up the rental was EXCELLENT. He was the only one at the national AND alamo desk. He had a long line of customers to deal with but was super friendly and helpful. We were impressed with his professionalism and personalized attention as we picked up our car. There were two issues with the rental (one was a headrest issue) but we did not realize until we already picked up the car. There was little to no time to exam the vehicle prior to pick up. but we feel like the staff should have noticed the issues. Either way, we were really happy with the car rental and would definitely rent through this service again. thank you

1 out of 2

Avis

9,0

Wonderful

28 reviews

Cleanliness

9.4

Comfort

9.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.2

Value for money

8.0

2 locations in Alcoa

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2055 Alcoa Highway

+1 865 970 2985

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday08:00 - 23:59

3083 Alcoa Hwy

+1 865 229 4161

Monday08:00 - 23:59
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7,6 Good

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

There were no problems, with the exception of having to wait to get my car.

Cons:

A little expensive and I had to wait 30 minutes to get my car. A very poor system in place in Konxville.

5,2 Fair

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Returning vehicle

Cons:

1) Car had 46K miles and bad wheel bearing or out of balance tire (thud, thud, thud sound). 2) Took forever to get through counter person and then car wasn’t even available in garage so had to wait some more 3) As I drove car away I started noticing sound and decided to “live with it” versus going back through slow process.

3,2 Poor

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Car was a piece of junk

8,4 Very Good

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Very good service and fixed the problem right away after I asked

Cons:

The car smelled like smoke and it looked it was not cleaned at all. I returned back to the airport and they quickly gave me another vehicle. New vehicle was clean but I had to pump air into tires since a few of them had very low pressure. Overall, I was happy with the service but I believe these should be taken are of beforehand.

2,0 Poor

Aug 2023

KAYAK
Charged me for extra coverage that I did not want

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2023

KAYAK
Tags was expired

1 out of 4

Thrifty

5,8

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.6

Value for money

6.3

One location in Alcoa

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2055 Alcoa Hwy

+1 865 342 3250

Monday07:00 - 23:59
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2,0 Poor

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing. Didn't get the car.

Cons:

Despite calling and ensuring I could have the reservation in my friend's name - the car was for her, it didn't happen. They doubled the price when we got there.

1 out of 1

Easirent

4,6

Mediocre

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McGhee Tyson Airport

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AutoEurope

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Knoxville Mcghee Tyson Airport

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Sunnycars

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2055 Airport Highway

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2055 Alcoa Hwy, Alcoa, , USA Tennessee

+1 914 368 0091

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530 travellers who hired a car in Alcoa gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.9

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