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Burlington, VT, United States
Sep 24 — Oct 1
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Burlington, VT, United States
Fri 24/9
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Fri 1/10
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Pick-up locationBurlington
Hire locations3
Airport locations3

Burlington car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8.5 Excellent (101 reviews)
1 location in Burlington
Alamo
Locations in Burlington
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.4
  • 8.5
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
7.2 GoodSep 14 2020
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 GoodSep 13 2020
Easy to pick up and easy to dropThe car smelled like cigarettes. Very smoky and had to drive with the windows cracked.
10.0 ExcellentApr 4 2020
Yes everything went well, drop off was really easy.Satellite radio would of been nice but I’m not complaining for the price of the rental.
7.6 GoodJan 3 2020
Staff very friendly, pick up easy, convenient location, no line.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 ExcellentDec 9 2019
It was great. Thanks!
7.6 GoodDec 4 2019
No snow brush.
6.0 GoodNov 18 2019
The truck did not have snow tires and we almost got stuck once.
10.0 ExcellentOct 8 2019
We got upgraded to a nicer car
8.0 ExcellentOct 1 2019
Staff at drop off on 10/1 at 4:30pm were very nice.Staff at pick up seemed tired, disgruntled.
4.0 OkaySep 9 2019
Hyundai Santa Fe not “equivalent” of Toyota RAV4. Poor car
Rated no. 2
Enterprise
8.9 Excellent (39 reviews)
2 locations in Burlington
Enterprise
Locations in Burlington
  • 9.1
  • 9
  • 9
  • 8.8
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJul 26 2021
The enterprise desk staff was terrific, and the whole experience was easy and affordable!
10.0 ExcellentJul 1 2021
everythingNothing
10.0 ExcellentJun 26 2021
Staff was friendly, efficient, and very helpful. I will use Enterprise again based on the staff alone,
10.0 ExcellentFeb 1 2021
Awesome staffBest customer service, outstanding
10.0 ExcellentApr 21 2020
Lady behind the counter was super friendly considering the Covid-19 changes in effectThis 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 ExcellentOct 2 2019
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 GoodJan 23 2019
Pick-up and drop-off were super easy.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 ExcellentOct 29 2018
Very Responsive!Service is immediate and friendly. This company makes renting a car so easy!
8.8 ExcellentMar 16 2018
Very fast and easy drop off.
4.0 OkayDec 23 2017
Excellent service with a super easy drop offA bit of a trek to go from the car to the return window instead of having staff in the parking lot to greet you, but it’s a small airport so I get it.
Rated no. 3
Avis
8.7 Excellent (39 reviews)
1 location in Burlington
Avis
Locations in Burlington
  • 9.2
  • 8.8
  • 8.6
  • 8.7
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJul 19 2021
Super easy..the best
8.0 ExcellentJun 7 2021
The company staff was very personable.The size/type of car got changed when I booked the rental, going from a mid-size to a compact. The car I ended up getting wasn't tall enough while sitting down--crooked neck all while driving.
10.0 ExcellentMay 24 2020
Ease of reserving and pick up was just as efficient.nothing comes to mind
10.0 ExcellentJul 6 2018
Normal returnIt was fine.It was fine.
8.0 ExcellentApr 30 2018
Ease of return. Friendly staff.
5.6 OkayNov 19 2017
Please make it more challenging and time consumingThe woman at the counter spoke very good English.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 GoodAug 16 2017
The rental policies were a bit unclear, and we wound up paying ~$150 more than we expected to.
7.6 GoodAug 7 2017
- Quick and easy - Good price (note there may be fees on top)- 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)
8.4 ExcellentAug 5 2017
The line at pick up was super long. I must say the attendees did a great job, but by not being a preferred customer really took time.
8.8 ExcellentFeb 4 2017
Car was ready and easy to pick up.Seems that certain functions like remote start and adjusting the height of tailgate were not working on the car. Not sure if these were disabled or were just out of service, but following online instructions from the vehicle manufacturer did not solve the problem.
Rated no. 4
Thrifty
8.3 Excellent (57 reviews)
1 location in Burlington
Thrifty
Locations in Burlington
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
  • 8.1
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
6.4 GoodFeb 9 2018
Thrifty seems willing to refund me the insurance if I send them proof of payment.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 ExcellentSep 30 2017
GREAT SERVICE
10.0 ExcellentJun 4 2017
Vehicle was just what we ordered. Service was great and price was the best.
10.0 ExcellentApr 3 2017
Staff were really friendly and helpful
10.0 ExcellentMar 30 2017
Highly satisfiedThe staff were all extremely friendly, the shuttle was prompt and the car was exactly what I needed at a very reasonable price.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 ExcellentMar 25 2017
Friendly staff and quick pickup am Bd drop off
4.0 OkayMar 5 2017
There's a Reason for the Name ThriftyWe got that van switched before something unsafe happened. Tha van had tires that were so worn that wires were exposed. The company reduced the rental rate without a hassle.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 25 2017
I had to change my car and it was super easy.
2.0 MediocreFeb 14 2017
The car was old. The key fob did not operate properly -- I could not lock the car on several occasions. The windshield wipers were old and did not clean the windshield -- a major problem since it was snowing most of the time we had the rental. The car heater could not be adjusted properly. And worst of all, the car was unable to climb a hill leading to a ski resort one afternoon, because it lacked snow tires or four-wheel drive. In short, we hated this car and deeply resented the carelessness of the Thrifty office. One more thing, like icing on a rancid cake, they took 40 minutes to pick us up at the airport when we landed, though their office was 5 minutes away. STAY AWAY FROM THIS BUSINESS.
10.0 ExcellentNov 25 2016
Friendly, fast and easyAirport shuttle picked me I and stopped me off with no wait time, and staff were super nice.
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Rated no. 5
Hertz
8.1 Excellent (60 reviews)
1 location in Burlington
Hertz
Locations in Burlington
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
7.9 GoodAug 25 2021
Staff was very friendly and check in was easy.
3.9 MediocreAug 25 2021
We were given a dented car. Lighting in the garage was poor. The line to get the car was long.
10.0 ExcellentAug 17 2021
Friendly and efficient staff when picking up. Car windows smeared and dirty / get a waffle towel to wipe windows for no more streaks , it is that easy.
3.9 MediocreJul 26 2021
There was no one at the desk when I arrived (they were cleaning cars). My phone was not working, so I had to ask someone from another agency to call for me. Once the agent arrived, he was very good and quite pleasant. To get to Boston from Burlington, I had no reasonable options. With routes closed, I would have had to deal with 15+ hour trips by train or bus with ridiculous routes. I can't help but think car rental agencies are taking advantage of the situation by price gouging. Plus, they do not seem to have either the ability or desire to respond to the need with more cars and agents. The side mirrors on my car could not be adjusted from inside, and the de-fogging fans were not effective resulting in a stressful and dangerous drive to Boston. The drop-off procedure was quite easy, but there needs to be more clarity about what to do. After a late-night, it was not easy for me to get the car returned by 10 am, but I did it.
10.0 ExcellentJul 22 2021
Staff were extremely friendly and polite.
6.0 GoodJun 19 2021
Staff at pickup and drop off were very good.Location of pickup at Burlington needs improvement and more specific. Example: I was confused at pickup location because nothing specifically stated “pickup desk is inside airport”. I drove around the airport several times but could only see signs for “drop off” but nothing to tell you where to go for the paperwork to pick up your rental car.
8.0 ExcellentJun 13 2021
Staff was great. Pick up and drop off was great.The Nissan I rented it was so uncomfortable for any trip longer than half an hour. Never would recommend that car for anyone
10.0 ExcellentMay 17 2021
UpgradeDrop off key box at the rental return area instead of having to go into the building to return the key
2.0 MediocreMay 16 2021
It was great on the Burlington, VT end. The worst at the New Bern, NC endGot 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 ExcellentMay 8 2021
The service was great, so easyNothing
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Rated no. 6
Dollar
8 Excellent (35 reviews)
1 location in Burlington
Dollar
Locations in Burlington
  • 8.2
  • 8.3
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
1.9 HorribleJun 17 2021
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.
6.0 GoodJun 14 2021
Car smelled of smoke. Alignment was bad. The person at the counter only had SUVs and instead of honoring the price on our reservation, charged us the difference. It was not a good experience.
8.0 ExcellentMay 4 2021
Drop off was super easy.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 ExcellentApr 24 2021
Price
3.6 MediocreOct 15 2020
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 ExcellentJan 25 2020
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.
10.0 ExcellentDec 29 2019
The pick up and drop off lady was so nice. The counter is very accessible and it was very organizedNothing. It was perfect
4.8 OkayNov 19 2019
The gentleman at the counter I dealt with was very pleasantI paid for an SUV and was given a Toyota Corolla. When I called Dollar, I was given the run around. Mind you I rented this car in Vermont, in a snowstorm with summer tires on the vehicle.
9.6 ExcellentOct 20 2019
A more clear explanation of overtime charges. 2 different. Rental persons was unable to quote me A number for late return
10.0 ExcellentMay 10 2019
Staff at Hertz/Dollar were excellent.Nothing
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Rated no. 7
Budget
8 Excellent (69 reviews)
1 location in Burlington
Budget
Locations in Burlington
  • 8.3
  • 8.2
  • 7.9
  • 7.7
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
7.9 GoodJul 12 2021
The pick-up was great. The vehicle itself was very clean, fairly comfortable and all-in-all did the job! The drop off was the issue, as there was no Budget person to great or help us. We did not know that we simply had to park in any one of the Budget spaces and then go up to the Rental counter to drop off the key. Other wise, very good.
2.0 MediocreJul 6 2021
we got a car that was able to get us from A to Breserved an infant car seat, upon arrival we were told “not gonna happen” before some phone calls were made and a seat was found for us. car smelled like smoke and was in major need of a wheel alignment, and drop off instructions were not clear
2.0 MediocreJun 20 2021
They were out of my reserved vehicle class despite extra efforts on my part to ensure that my rental would be available and Budget would be open. I was then overcharged for a lesser class of vehicle that Budget somehow considered in the same class as what I reserved, despite clearly not being an SUV or higher end car.
10.0 ExcellentMay 20 2021
Staff at BTV was excellentHate how much a one way car rental costs as compared to a normal rental.
7.2 GoodJul 19 2020
Pickup was not good since the desk closed at 4 and our flight arrived at 6:30. We were forced to spend a night in the only hotel that would take us due to the quarantine of outside visitors to Vermont. The hotel bent the rules to let us stay, otherwise we would not have had a place to stay to pick up the car next morning. I should note that all the other rental desks were open when we arrived.The desk could have been staffed until the last arrival.
2.0 MediocreJun 24 2020
I got to the counter and there was a sign there letting me know that nobody will be there till 3 PM in the afternoon, my rental was reserved for 1 PM
10.0 ExcellentApr 15 2020
I want to command the staff member at the Burlington Airport Budget rental agency, who waited for me to arrive from my late flight to complete my rental. I was the only passenger she was waiting for, I very much appreciate her kindness and very pleasant demeanor despite keeping her away from her family for me. I do not know her name, but that picked up my rental at around 10:30 PM on April 8, 2020 from Burlington, Vermont Airport.Nothing.
7.2 GoodOct 1 2019
No vehicle was available for pickup. Had to come back next day.
9.6 ExcellentSep 24 2019
Rental process was quick and painless from a very friendly staffThe night before we returned the car we discovered that the windshield wiper fluid was empty, was not extremely necessary at this time but something to ensure is available in the future.
2.0 MediocreJul 8 2019
There were no cars available. This is Kayak's fault, not Budget's. Don't let me make a reservation and have not allow me to get a refund without an hour call with Kayak. Budget couldn't refund me.
Rated no. 8
National
8.9 Excellent (11 reviews)
1 location in Burlington
National
Locations in Burlington
  • 9.4
  • 8.9
  • 9
  • 9.2
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentSep 9 2021
Everything was perfect
3.9 MediocreAug 30 2021
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!
7.6 GoodSep 2 2019
Hannah a the pick up was excellentCar could have been cleaner
9.2 ExcellentJul 19 2018
A bit confusing the drop off processThe drop off process was unclear, poor signaling at the burlington international airport
9.6 ExcellentOct 15 2015
Nice car. A bit larger then expected.Additional costs were not transparant when we confirmed the reservation.
Sunnycars
1 location in Burlington
Sunnycars
Locations in Burlington
Recent reviews
411 travellers who hired a car in Burlington gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8,4

Car hire locations in or near Burlington

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Most popular car type

Intermediate

When to book a car hire in Burlington

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Top tips for hiring a car in Burlington

  • Book your car hire in Burlington at least 3 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hires in Burlington are around 5% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Burlington

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Burlington are Hertz (8,2, 69 reviews), and Thrifty (8,0, 61 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Burlington is R51,02 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R612 and R816, depending on the car size.

  • Intermediate (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Burlington.

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

  • A Intermediate car hire in Burlington costs R1 021 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car hire in Burlington costs R1 035 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car hire in Burlington costs R1 078 per day, on average.