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Burlington car hire information

Pick-up locationBurlington
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Burlington

  • Burlington sits on the eastern side of Lake Champlain and is your gateway to an extensive list of outdoor activities that include hiking, kayaking, trail riding, skiing, and bouldering. Deciding to rent a car during your time in Burlington will prove to be fruitful, as the stunning Mount Mansfield State Forest and lakeside landscapes are begging to be explored. Having access to a car provides you with the most flexibility to pursue the activities you want to do, regardless of their location and remoteness.
  • Burlington International Airport is located just over three miles from the downtown district, meaning you can find yourself at the trendiest bars and restaurants in town just minutes after getting off your flight. Use KAYAK to browse the best deals from an extensive list of hire agencies available at Burlington International Airport, all of which have counters located on the main floor of the arrival terminal, next to the baggage claim area.
  • The glorious hills and crisp northern climate makes Burlington an ideal area for cyclists. It is important while driving to be respectful to those you share the road with, providing extra caution if there is not a separated bike lane. Be mindful that, while it is usually legal to turn right on a red light, if a red arrow is indicated you must not turn until you have a green arrow.
  • Rush hour is a largely foreign concept to those who live in Burlington. While roads can experience increased traffic during the peak summer holiday period, allowing a few extra minutes to reach your destination is all that is necessary. Due to the beautiful parklands and mountains that surround the area, Burlington is known to have lots of falling leaves during the fall season. Be careful when driving if leaves are present on the roads, as they can reduce braking effectiveness.
  • Book your car hire in Burlington at least 4 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact car hire in Burlington are around 65% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Burlington

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

    The wide streets and low traffic congestion mean that you can choose the hire car that best suits your personal requirements and driving preferences. Whether you love the handling and comfort of an intermediate sedan or prefer the spacious luxury of an SUV, KAYAK has the right car for you.

  • What’s the speed limit in Burlington?

    Unless otherwise indicated by signage, the maximum speed limit in the urban metropolis of Burlington is 50 mph. Be wary, however, that this will likely be lower if the road is close to a residential or commercial business area. The speed limit in school zones can be between 20 mph and 25 mph. On urban freeways within the city limits, the maximum speed limit is 55 mph, while this can increase to 65 mph on rural freeways.

  • Where are the best places to park in Burlington?

    On-street parking is relatively easy to find throughout the city and is only metered between 9am and 6pm on weekdays. This means that, if you are coming into the downtown district for an evening meal or weekend adventure, parking will be free. Keep in mind that these public lots have 3-hour maximum and are signaled by a green P.

  • What is the best car hire company in Burlington?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire in Burlington is Budget (7,2, 59 reviews).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Burlington?

    The average price of fuel in Burlington is R66,91 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R803 and R1 071, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Burlington?

    Compact (Daihatsu Terios or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Burlington.

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

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

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

    A Compact car hire in Burlington costs R590 per day, on average.

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

    An Intermediate car hire in Burlington costs R620 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Full Size car hire cost in Burlington?

    A Full Size car hire in Burlington costs R694 per day, on average.

Burlington car rental reviews and directory

Budget

10,0

Wonderful

119 reviews
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Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Burlington

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Locations in Burlington

1200 Airport Drive

+1 802 651 6991

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
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1890 Williston Road

+1 802 863 3030

Monday09:00 - 17:00
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6,0 Okay

Feb 2024

KAYAK
The attendant at Burlington knew I was dropping off the vehicle in Paramus NJ, but tried to give me an EV with very little range, which would not have made the trip. I got her to give me a different vehicle, but she gave me a Mustang with rear wheel drive and not great tires. Unfortunately it snowed the that night and I almost could not make it out of Burlington because the roads were not plowed. Luckily it did not snow further south and I was able to make the trip. Rear wheel drive in Vermont in the Winter is never a good idea. Had I known it was so bad in the snow, I probably would have requested a different vehicle. Luckily I am a very experienced driver and was able adapt and navigate the slick roads without incident. However, the person at the drop off in NJ was great. He was very understanding and helpful. Great employee.

8,0 Very Good

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Prompt service

6,0 Okay

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Pickup took almost an hour due to the line at the counter. Everything else was great!

2,0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Unfortunately we had a terrible experience. The wait was over two hours. The line was infinite. Thankfully my two year old behaved and patiently waited. Nevertheless, everyone in line was extremely upset. The car was dirty and full of garbage. I will never rent with Budget again. Kind regards, Peter Ventre

2,0 Poor

Sep 2023

KAYAK
I had to wait 2 hours for my rental car because they had none. Even though a reservation means you reserve the car and it’s there at the slotted time. I felt bad for the people running the counter because they were being yelled at by many others. But I quickly lost sympathy when they finally had a car, rushed Nd manipulated me with the insurance and gave me a Canadian car that had a KM dash. Never again.

2,0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Booked for $89 and receipt was $157.50 and no one to speak with! Filthy , smokers car!!! Brutal!!

1 out of 22

Dollar

7,8

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.1

Value for money

7.2

One location in Burlington

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Locations in Burlington

1200 Airport Drive

+1 866 434 2226

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
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8,0 Very Good

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Drop off had more paper work than I would have had with hertz or something.

1,9 Poor

Jun 2021

KAYAK
First of all, there were no Dollar agents at the rental service and the service was handled through Hertz. Returned the rental car one day early and they stated that there would be no refund since the transaction was made through Kayak. Extremely poor customer service.

8,0 Very Good

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was super easy.

Cons:

Line for rental car reservation pick up was long. Took almost 45 minutes to get car from counter clerk, who was working solo with a long line.

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Price

3,6 Poor

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

I was charged extra fees at pick-up that I was NOT made aware of. I would have never rented from here if I knew I would end up paying DOUBLE the offered amount. The woman who tried to explain on customer service was rude. The car smelled like cigarette smoke.

8,8 Very Good

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

The windshield wipers were not robust enough to handle Vermont. I had to pull off the highway and thump them a few times to clear the salt spray from the windshield.

1 out of 11

Hertz

7,8

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.9

Value for money

7.0

One location in Burlington

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Locations in Burlington

1200 Airport Drive Ste # 3

+1 802 865 4080

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
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8,0 Very Good

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Good

2,0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
I reserved an intermediate SUV. Got email confirmation from kayak. Went to Hertz and they had reserved for me a small EV. Not big enough to fit my family. They told me if i wanted a bigger car i would have to pay more. They had no record of me requesting an intermediate SUV. They told me that I would have to talk to Kayak to get a refund. They told me they are unable to process refunds and that kayak is responsible for that. I am not sure that is true. I called hertz national customer service and they said they would refund but didnt give me a specific confirmation number. We ended up not getting the car. I still dont know if we are getting a refund

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2021

KAYAK
Managers car choice was an excellent option for me. Thank you!

10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Upgrade

Cons:

Drop off key box at the rental return area instead of having to go into the building to return the key

2,0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

It was great on the Burlington, VT end. The worst at the New Bern, NC end

Cons:

Got to New Bern, NC to return the car and no attendant could be found. Waited almost an hour and no one showed at the counter nor did they answer phone when I tried that. Left key and car. Receipt emailed me charged different rates than quoted thru Hertz on paperwork when car picked up. Tried calling Hertz and couldn’t get a person. Will call Credit card company to negate charges.

10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The service was great, so easy

Cons:

Nothing

1 out of 14

Alamo

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One location in Burlington

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1200 Airport Dr

+1 844 934 1072

Monday07:00 - 23:59
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7,2 Good

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

I noticed at pick up that the wheel cover was missing. I took a pic as suggested by the attendant, if I found any issues with it. When I arrived at my destination, I was asked if I had a flat tire along the way. I told him no that the wheel cover was missing when I picked it up. He told me that I was driving with a donut. I was shocked as it didn't appear smaller than the other tires and I had driven for 4 hours and 260 miles at top speeds of 75 mph. I have no idea if there was another spare in the trunk, the flat tire, or nothing. Fortunately nothing happened, but could have been ugly and never should have been rented out in that condition.

6,4 Okay

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy to pick up and easy to drop

Cons:

The car smelled like cigarettes. Very smoky and had to drive with the windows cracked.

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes everything went well, drop off was really easy.

Cons:

Satellite radio would of been nice but I’m not complaining for the price of the rental.

7,6 Good

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff very friendly, pick up easy, convenient location, no line.

Cons:

Car was a bit dirtier than I had expected, coffee stains on ceiling that I didn't notice until later. Nobody in garage during pickup or dropoff, but as long as they don't charge me for someone else's mess, I'm ok with that.

10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

It was great. Thanks!

7,6 Good

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

No snow brush.

1 out of 15

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

No score available yet

2 locations in Burlington

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1116 Shelburne Rd

+1 802 862 7325

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
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Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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1200 Airport Dr

+1 844 934 1071

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
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10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Cameron at BTV set me up with a great car. I would have been stranded without him.

10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Awesome staff

Cons:

Best customer service, outstanding

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Lady behind the counter was super friendly considering the Covid-19 changes in effect

Cons:

This has nothing to do with the rental company, just the location... the airport has limited access, only one door is unlocked to enter, just made for a lot of extra walking

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

We reserved a van from the airport but was able to pick up right at the local Williston Road Enterprise for the same price. This location was easier for us as we were able to leave our smaller car there while away. Great price! I called this location a couple of times and employees were helpful.

7,6 Good

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick-up and drop-off were super easy.

Cons:

With terrible snowy weather forecasted, it would have been helpful to have had the option to get a car with snow tires. The car did fine but some conditions were very slippery.

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Service is immediate and friendly. This company makes renting a car so easy!

1 out of 8

Avis

No score available yet

One location in Burlington

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1200 Airport Drive

+1 802 864 0411

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

May 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Ease of reserving and pick up was just as efficient.

Cons:

nothing comes to mind

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

It was fine.

Cons:

It was fine.

8,0 Very Good

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Ease of return. Friendly staff.

5,6 Fair

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The woman at the counter spoke very good English.

Cons:

You must drive into a garage where there is only a small sign posted, that applies to all car rental companies, which you must stop and read, and it is on a curve where cars are blindly coming around and you must stop, block traffic, and read the four steps of 1) parking the car in the appropriate area, 2) cleaning it out, 3) writing down the mileage and 4) locking it, noting the number of your space, and returning the keys to the rental counter. What it doesn't say is 1) your parking space is far away 2) the rental counter is across the street in the main terminal downstairs on the other end 3) the escalators don't work and 4) have fun waiting in line to turn in all this information you are supposed to provide.

6,4 Okay

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

The rental policies were a bit unclear, and we wound up paying ~$150 more than we expected to.

7,6 Good

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

- Quick and easy - Good price (note there may be fees on top)

Cons:

- Couldn't change the pick up and drop off times to be true without changing the price and adding $200 - Returning the car was kind of confusing - Charged for fees I didn't know existed (late drop off, not driving enough miles, etc)

1 out of 8

National

No score available yet

One location in Burlington

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1200 Airport Dr

+1 844 934 1073

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
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10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2021

KAYAK
Everything was perfect

3,9 Poor

Aug 2021

KAYAK
For older and physically impaired users, better description of the size, leg room, comfort and entry and exits are needed. We may not know the car name and type. To us mid-sized means a roomy sedan not a compact car. Our expectations include an odometer, easy adjustment of the steering wheel and seats. This car was like driving a roller skate. We hit our heads getting in the car, banged our knees on the dashboard and I struggled to get out of the car. Also, personnel need to offer to show the car features and explain them. We didn’t know how to remove the ignition key!

1 out of 1

Thrifty

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One location in Burlington

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1700 Williston Rd

+1 877 283 0898

Monday04:30 - 23:59
Tuesday04:30 - 23:59
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6,4 Okay

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Thrifty seems willing to refund me the insurance if I send them proof of payment.

Cons:

I had already purchased insurance through carrentals.com and then was billed for it again on the rental. I asked for snowtires and was told they didn't have any. They driving at this time was very treacherous without snow tires.

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

GREAT SERVICE

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Vehicle was just what we ordered. Service was great and price was the best.

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff were really friendly and helpful

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff were all extremely friendly, the shuttle was prompt and the car was exactly what I needed at a very reasonable price.

Cons:

My only suggestion would be to be more clear on how to reach the business from the airport. I had to go to another business' rental counter to ask so they could call the shuttle for me. The shuttle arrived quickly after that.

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff and quick pickup am Bd drop off

1 out of 0

VIPCars Recommendation

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One location in Burlington

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1200 Airport Dr, South Burlington, , USA Vermont

+1 914 368 0091

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456 travellers who hired a car in Burlington gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7,8

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Compact

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