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Athens, TN, United States
Oct 23 — Oct 30
Same drop-off
Athens, TN, United States
Sat 23/10
Noon
Sat 30/10
Noon
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Pick-up locationAthens
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Athens car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.1 Excellent (66 reviews)
5 locations in Athens
Enterprise
Locations in Athens
  • 8.1
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
  • 7.9
  • 8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentSep 25 2021
The price they wanted was higher than what was quoted on kayak , but we had printed out our paper work and they honored the lower orice.
8.8 ExcellentNov 21 2020
Drop off was fantasticPickup should have been more socially distanced. At least one employee in Cleveland was not wearing a mask.
7.2 GoodJul 7 2020
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 ExcellentMay 30 2020
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.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 ExcellentOct 8 2019
Pick-up took a little longer
10.0 ExcellentAug 23 2019
Staff lovely! Car ready, clean, new
10.0 ExcellentFeb 19 2019
Smell of cigarettes
5.6 OkayJan 24 2019
Filled up tank prior to drop off, used at most .5 gallons of gasoline and was then charged for 2 gallons despite the “miles remaining” being 40 more than when I picked it up. Also, was told to either pay the deductible for my insurance or purchase $25 waiver not sure if this is a new thing or what.
8.8 ExcellentNov 11 2018
Good ValueNice car at a reasonable price.Staff was a little less than responsive. Sort of “ho hum”. Didn’t explain things very well.
2.0 MediocreNov 11 2018
I reserved a car the day before it was needed, then was told on the mornng that i had it reserved that there were no cars. This caused great distress and scrambling for other options. I would no recommend supporting Enterprise until they fix their rental process.
Rated no. 2
Payless
6.7 Good (61 reviews)
1 location in Athens
Payless
Locations in Athens
  • 6.9
  • 6.8
  • 6.6
  • 6.8
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
5.9 OkaySep 27 2021
Knowing ahead of time that Payless was handled by Avis would have been helpful. Also having to drive a pickup truck or upgrade and pay more was a surprise and something that they should have done without a charge. We did not want a pickup truck!
10.0 ExcellentMay 1 2021
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!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 ExcellentApr 16 2021
Nice car, easy drop off procedure.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 ExcellentJun 30 2019
Drop off was very easyCar wasn’t ready even though we had a reservation.
5.6 OkayJun 23 2019
Drop off was easyI was told I would only be charged a certain amount and I’m the end I was charged more with no explanation
8.0 ExcellentMar 19 2019
Customer service with those I interacted with was excellent.I didn't get the size vehicle I had signed up for but it worked out just fine.
4.0 OkayNov 8 2018
Took a long time to get a car
2.0 MediocreOct 30 2018
Expect Less!!Nothing at all. Poor customer service & problematic cars!!After waiting in line for 20 mins to get a car. I was given a Nissan Sentra. Went to the car. settled in the stuff. Start the car & it had the check engine light on. Went back to the agent & asked to change the car. Next car that I was given was also a Sentra. The car was dirty inside outside. I told the guys working there. The car looks filthy. Was told the car wash is broken & they are sorry. I decide to take the car without wasting much of my time. The music system was broken. Speaker had too much static. So no music on a 1+ hr of drive. Later that evening it started raining. The cars wipers wont work. They left a smudge on the windscreen. It was too difficult & unsafe to drive. While returning the car when I informed the agent about the problem. She acted as if she didnt care or she already knew but, dont bother getting issues fixed.
8.8 ExcellentAug 20 2018
Almost perfectMostly everything.Gas level was NOT at full upon rental’s pick-up. It was at approximately 7/8 tank upon pickup of vehicle but I was expected to leave the Gas level full upon return. (Which I did). The whole matter was not worth making an issue over but I have a time stamped photo (proof) of the Gas level on the gauge upon pick-up. ...Just an annoyance. Otherwise I would rent through this service again.
4.8 OkayJul 4 2018
Not a great deal!The car brand, a Mazda 6, was roomy and well made. Had the potential as a good car.First, we had to wait for over 30 minutes for a car, not acceptable. When we received the car, it had damage to 3 of the four corners, and was fairly beat up overall....still am worried they will try to come after me even though the damage was preexisting. When we went to return the car, there was NOT a sign for Payless returns, instead they expected you to know where they wanted you to go (with the Budget returns). as simple sign would have helped. Due to the above, paying a little more for a better rental is my plan for the future.
Rated no. 3
Avis
8.5 Excellent (18 reviews)
1 location in Athens
Avis
Locations in Athens
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.3
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentSep 26 2021
I was not given the vehicle I rented.
10.0 ExcellentAug 24 2021
No complaints!!!
7.6 GoodSep 16 2018
There were no problems, with the exception of having to wait to get my car.A little expensive and I had to wait 30 minutes to get my car. A very poor system in place in Konxville.
5.2 OkayAug 1 2018
Tired vehicleReturning vehicle1) 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 MediocreJul 25 2018
Car was a piece of junk
8.4 ExcellentDec 1 2016
There was a problem(and it was fixed)Very good service and fixed the problem right away after I askedThe 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.
Rated no. 4
Hertz
7.8 Good (3 reviews)
1 location in Athens
Hertz
Locations in Athens
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7.3
  • 8
Recent reviews
3.6 MediocreJun 1 2017
MPG on trip was goodCar had almost 30,000 miles on it and showed signs of no maintenance or care. Smelled randomly of burnt oil in the car so I had to constantly stop and keep a check on engine oil. Had a rattle inside rear door that started getting louder from 45mph up. Took over an hour to pick up car and took almost the same time dropping it off so I could inform them of the issues. this was my first attempt at using another rental company other than enterprise and was frustrating to say the least. I have never had to take more then 15 minutes at their locations to have the car and be on the road. I have also never had an issue with one of their cars mechanicals noting most of their cars are under 15,000 miles and seemed to be washed and vacuumed much better. Car did not break down or require any maintenance on the road however I did have to keep a constant eye on oil etc to make sure there wasnt an issue going on. I informed them when I dropped off the car that it shouldnt go back out until being checked out and what the issues where and they did not seem suprised or concerned and simply knocked off my upgrade price of $30 for a 8 day rental.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 15 2017
Good and Kind atention
Rated no. 5
Thrifty
2 Mediocre (1 review)
1 location in Athens
Thrifty
Locations in Athens
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreSep 27 2016
They doubled the price.Nothing. Didn't get the car.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.
Easirent
1 location in Athens
Easirent
Locations in Athens
Recent reviews
149 travellers who hired a car in Athens gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7,5

Car hire locations in or near Athens

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Most popular car type

Intermediate

When to book a car hire in Athens

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Car hire excess insurance in Athens

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Athens car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Athens.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Athens car rental.

Top tips for hiring a car in Athens

  • Intermediate car hires in Athens are around 17% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Athens

  • The average price of fuel in Athens is R52,18 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R626 and R835, depending on the car size.

  • Intermediate (Nissan Versa or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Athens.

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

  • A Intermediate car hire in Athens costs R775 per day, on average.

  • A Mini car hire in Athens costs R1 068 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car hire in Athens costs R771 per day, on average.