Charlottesville car hire

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Charlottesville, VA, United States
Oct 27 — Nov 3
Same drop-off
Charlottesville, VA, United States
Wed 27/10
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Wed 3/11
Noon
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Pick-up locationCharlottesville
Hire locations14
Airport locations8

Charlottesville car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Hertz
Best rated
7.5 Good (101 reviews)
2 locations in Charlottesville
Hertz
Locations in Charlottesville
  • 7.7
  • 7.9
  • 7.4
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentSep 26 2021
The pickup location made it very easy to modify arrangements.
7.9 GoodAug 12 2021
No problem with pickup - friendly staff and chosen car was ready to go when I arrived. Pleasantly surprised given all the poor reviews. Car was clean and tank was full. Dropoff was a little odd. Due to being short staffed (one of the staff mentioned this), despite a closing time of 6pm (don't book for later than this time), I arrived at 5:40pm to find the place was locked up with no one there. Another guy planning to pick up a car was furious. Fortunately, a staff person showed up around 5:50pm, only unlocking the back door and I was able to confirm the car was checked in. So it worked out no problem for me although there were some red flags for next time.
4.0 OkayMay 18 2021
Pick up was tedious because the computers were down.The car was very dirty and the windshield so smeared on the interior that I had to clean it myself.
6.0 GoodApr 24 2021
The staff was amazing and so friendly.The car was dirty when we picked it up. Sanitized- but not really cleaned.
6.0 GoodApr 12 2021
The Car worked okay and got great mileage and the staff really tried to help - they were just understaffed for the amount # of cars going out and coming in.The 7 passenger Van was 2.5 hours late in getting to my pickup location. I did not receive a call until I arrived in the parking lot at 9:00 a.m. to pick it up. I had to return and I actually picked it up at about 11:30 a.m. and spent a about 30-45 minutes waiting as they were totally understaffed. The care worked fine, but was smaller than what was advertised - it was definitely not an equal to the model advertised which was a Nissan Pathfinder.
2.0 MediocreMar 25 2021
Staff was super helpful, but he was the only person at the location working (working front desk as well as sanitizing each vehicle). We weren't able to leave with the rental until almost 2 hours late. Also, we were not able to add the extra driver even though we had the driver's license along (as indicated in the instructions in our confirmation email. This was hugely inconvenient as we were traveling through the night with infants and needed to have more drivers for safety reasons.The instructions for adding additional drivers should be clearly indicated in the confirmation email and the staff at locations should be trained in the procedures. Also, locations should have back up staff to call when they know it will be a busy day due to the pre-reserved vehicles.
2.0 MediocreMar 21 2021
NothingActually having my rental car. They did not have any available rentals even after I had made my reservation days before. Associate who called me was very rude
6.0 GoodMar 17 2021
The employees actually drove the car before renting it out. There was a ridiculously loud roar coming from wheels. So loud could be heard over radio and almost max volume
10.0 ExcellentMar 4 2021
I was checked in by a Mr.Payne. His customer service was excellent in every way.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 11 2021
The individual at the Hertz rental in Cville was exceptional. Great energy, very helpful, and overall pleasant experience.
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Rated no. 2
Enterprise
8.3 Excellent (51 reviews)
3 locations in Charlottesville
Enterprise
Locations in Charlottesville
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.3
  • 8.4
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentAug 10 2021
Our counter person was a delight to work with!
4.0 OkayMay 17 2021
The staff was friendly and helpful. It was very easy to get to the car and then return it.This was my first time ever renting a car I didn’t really know what to expect, but I was definitely disappointed. Once I got the keys I went to get the car and got in, I immediately noticed it smelled like smoke. It wasn’t unbearable but I wanted to report it because I didn’t want the company to think I had anything to do with it. I went back to inform the guys at the desk but they were all gone. I waited for about 10 minutes or so but no one came back. Fortunately there was a woman at another rental car company desk right there who took my information and said she would give it to the guys in the morning and to not worry about it. While driving the car around over the weekend I had the AC on and it had a mold smell at different times. I’m assuming the air filter needed changed. I’m kind of surprised This happened. I assumed rental car companies would make sure the car was clean and was maintained with new air filters. But perhaps not and this is just how it is. Also, I was incorrectly charged on my credit card and customer service is going to fix it but could not tell me why that happened.
8.0 ExcellentDec 17 2020
Very much so. They were friendly, professional, and prompt.Pick up and drop off options could have been communicated more clearly.
10.0 ExcellentNov 3 2020
Friendly staff, quick pickup and drop off. Also, a great car.
10.0 ExcellentOct 19 2020
Fastest check in and check out ever!
10.0 ExcellentSep 21 2020
The rep on duty on 9/18 at 9:45 am was friendly, knowledgeable and accommodate my rental request. Through a website I reserved a large SUV. Enterprise was oversold on the vehicle I needed. The rep. came through for me on my request and worked hard to make sure that I had what I requested. That Rep made my trip with my family comfortable and joyful.Get more Large SUVs for the area (Charlottesville, VA) they always sell out on the weekend.
10.0 ExcellentAug 14 2020
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8.4 ExcellentJul 13 2020
We used the airport location Enterprise, not the standalone in Charlottesville. Both the pickup and drop-off was very smooth as the agents were easy to work with! The price was great, vehicle exceeded our expectations!The "need oil change" light came on during the trip. I'm not sure if anything can be done in the future, it wasn't alarming to us as we knew the trip was almost over.
10.0 ExcellentJul 3 2020
Staff was very friendly. Pickup and drop off took no time. Van was exactly as expected!I have no complaints and no advice on how it could’ve been better. Everything honestly was perfect.
10.0 ExcellentNov 24 2019
Very friendly and helpful staff.
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Rated no. 3
Budget
7.8 Good (60 reviews)
2 locations in Charlottesville
Budget
Locations in Charlottesville
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7.5
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMar 15 2021
Friendly staff. Free upgrade to a fun to drive car as they had no other vehicle!
2.0 MediocreDec 28 2020
Rented three different cars from Budget over Christmas holiday - all three had major mechanical issues. The battery on the first one died, leaving me stranded.
6.0 GoodDec 22 2020
Car interior was clean.Exterior of car showed minor damage that was not mentioned during pick-up, requiring a return trip to the desk to document. Front right tire was 7 psi low, causing warning light on dashboard to illuminate.
4.4 OkaySep 9 2020
The staff was friendly!The car conditions
9.2 ExcellentAug 16 2020
Staff was very helpful in difficult circumstances given the power was off at the airport due to a major storm. They still processed my rental and got me on the road quickly.The price. Maybe a fare for renting by the week.
2.8 MediocreJul 4 2020
The car reeked of smoke - smell got in my hair and on all of my stuff. I want a refund.Car hadn't been properly cleaned. The smoke smell was awful.
10.0 ExcellentMay 27 2020
The auto was close at the airport, clean, and ready to go.N/A
7.6 GoodSep 24 2019
Pick up was easy, fast and staff was friendly.Drop off at the Asheville airport was confusing. The signs to lead you to the rental drop off are confusing. When I found the drop off there was no staff and no return box for the keys and paperwork. I had to walk to the terminal and find the Budget counter to drop off keys and paperwork.
10.0 ExcellentAug 26 2019
Staff was helpful and drop-off was quick.
8.0 ExcellentJul 28 2019
The staff was good. Drop off was easy.Finding drop off location is not easy if you're not from the local area. Also not sure an 'upgrade' from a compact to a pick up truck is actually an upgrade
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Rated no. 4
National
9.1 Excellent (21 reviews)
1 location in Charlottesville
National
Locations in Charlottesville
  • 9.2
  • 9.1
  • 9.2
  • 9.1
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
9.6 ExcellentDec 2 2019
Friendly staff, super easy pickup, even super easier drop off.provide a chauffeur?
9.6 ExcellentAug 1 2019
Very quick and easy process
10.0 ExcellentJan 10 2017
The agent was especially helpful!
10.0 ExcellentDec 4 2016
First time using this as opposed to going directly through rental car companies. Very easy very affordable and will use again.
10.0 ExcellentNov 2 2016
Free upgrade to an SUV - sweet!New SUV - really needed it to haul around the cousins around town
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Rated no. 5
Dollar
7.5 Good (17 reviews)
1 location in Charlottesville
Dollar
Locations in Charlottesville
  • 7.2
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
  • 7.4
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJun 29 2020
NothingInformation given at time of booking was incorrect and was not able to rent car.
10.0 ExcellentJun 12 2019
Quick service at counter on both ends of the trip. Car was a short walk from terminal. Very clean. Nice man took care of us. Not one issue. Great experience.
5.6 OkayJun 11 2019
Reserved large SUV, got open bed smaller pickup. Open bed resulted in problems due to three days of rain and I was transporting supplies for wedding and four passengers
10.0 ExcellentMay 28 2019
Everything was smooth sailing.
6.0 GoodJul 1 2018
It got us where we were going!Easy pick up and drop offCar was dirty, maintenance light was on for oil change and filter when we picked it up. Tires were bare causing us to hydroplane during rain storms. Rear view mirror kept falling off.
6.8 GoodJun 18 2018
Not convenientDropping off in Charlottesville was not good. Their drop off area was completely full and cars were half-hazardly parked and a few people weren’t sure where to leave the cars. We all ended up just parking in the middle of a row.
2.0 MediocreApr 18 2018
They closed...According to the other car rental services, dollar is supposed to remain open until the last flight arrives. This was not the case, they closed and therefore I couldn’t rent from them and had to pay double to rent from someone else. Never use them again, that’s for sure.
4.0 OkayApr 10 2018
It is not worth it to deal with the staff here, I would walkLow wait time, close to the doors of the airport, the lot is close to the deskThat the desk agent tried to give me a care multiple tiers below what i reserved, because I reserved through a third party site and he was not okay with that. He said I paid to little. I don't see how that is my problem, why he doesn't have to follow published rates and honor completed transactions, and where the corporate oversight it that should come down and remind this location that just because it is the only desk at the airport and a little isolated does not give them the ability to do whatever they please for whatever reason.
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Rated no. 6
Avis
7.2 Good (20 reviews)
2 locations in Charlottesville
Avis
Locations in Charlottesville
  • 7.8
  • 7.7
  • 6.9
  • 6.6
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
7.9 GoodSep 7 2021
Cars need to have some sort of navigational system
8.0 ExcellentMar 16 2021
Staff was friendlyCar was in terrible condition, but it was replaced with a normal car
4.0 OkayJan 6 2021
Car was great. Drop off was convenient.When I got to the desk to pickup they had already closed. I had to ask a police officer to call the manager to come in.
2.8 MediocreNov 9 2020
Horrible experience in Virginia. Pick up service was late and gave us a damaged car.They need to pay more attention to your other branches.
7.2 GoodSep 4 2017
Confusing drop offThere are no signs telling you where to turn on the keys. Turns out you have to go to baggage claim to find the desk. We certainly weren't the only ones walking around in the rain trying to figure that out.
9.2 ExcellentJul 1 2017
She fixed the problems that D.C. created with my booking (had wrong car, thus wrong mileage and gas level on my reservation form).
4.0 OkayJun 10 2017
Horrible Customer ServiceThat the car was clean and worked.Make and model of the car the 55 min wait to get a car when I was the only customer. Took 10 min before I was greeted. Both agents were on the phone. Was lied to about vehicle choice. Was told this was the only car that was available and it was an upgrade. it was not and the lot was full of cars that were available.
10.0 ExcellentMay 8 2016
It was convent and available
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Easirent
1 location in Charlottesville
Easirent
Locations in Charlottesville
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Sunnycars
1 location in Charlottesville
Sunnycars
Locations in Charlottesville
Recent reviews
270 travellers who hired a car in Charlottesville gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7,8

Car hire locations in or near Charlottesville

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Car hire excess insurance in Charlottesville

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 Charlottesville 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 Charlottesville.

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 Charlottesville car rental.

Top tips for hiring a car in Charlottesville

  • Book your car hire in Charlottesville at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hires in Charlottesville are around 9% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Charlottesville

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Charlottesville are Enterprise (8,3, 85 reviews), Budget (7,7, 69 reviews), and Hertz (7,4, 110 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Charlottesville is R52,89 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R635 and R846, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Charlottesville.

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

  • A Economy car hire in Charlottesville costs R949 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car hire in Charlottesville costs R889 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car hire in Charlottesville costs R1 077 per day, on average.