Charlottesville Car Hire

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Pick-up location Charlottesville
Hire locations 14
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Charlottesville car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Hertz
Best rated
6,8 Good (40 reviews)
2 locations in Charlottesville
Hertz
Locations in Charlottesville
100 Bowen Loop Ste 101
+1 434 297 4288
1900 Rio Hill Center
+1 434 978 4433
  • 6.7
  • 7.2
  • 7.3
  • 6.4
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
8,0 Excellent
Oct 24 2015
Pros: easy access
Cons: ended up with different car than expected
10,0 Excellent
Jan 4 2017
Definitely pleased with service!
Pros: Had a very easy experience picking up car. We needed a child car seat and while we had to install it ourselves it was ready to go with no issues. When we went to return the car at the airport it was pouring rain and the gentleman receiving the car saw we had a young child with us said, "don't worry about getting your things out, we will drive you to the gate." That small gesture was such a help to us! Thank you!
10,0 Excellent
Mar 6 2017
Excellent service
Pros: Kind and helpful staff. I was very impressed!
8,0 Excellent
Mar 7 2017
Favorite car rental
Pros: Quick check out, easy return, reasonable price promotion.
9,6 Excellent
Apr 4 2017
Pros: Great staff at Charlottesville branch - personable,efficient and welcoming.
Cons: There was a strong cleaner/deodorizer aroma in car.
8,8 Excellent
Apr 6 2017
Self service
Pros: Liked everything except distance between counter and parking lot. Would be nice to be able to drop car off in front of agent counter vs. Parking lot.
Cons: Staff freindly, car clran and well running.
8,0 Excellent
Apr 12 2017
Pros: Car was clean, well serviced, exactly what was ordered.
Cons: There was a problem with the computer system. So there was a backup and wait which posses off customers in line.
7,6 Good
Apr 16 2017
Pros: convenience
Cons: The car gas tank was NOT full as promised, though I returned it full.
2,8 Mediocre
Apr 17 2017
thumbs down
Cons: Waited in line forever, though there were only two customers ahead of me. Car was crappy, exterior scratched up and dirty - Chevy Impala, with no USB port to connect a cellphone, and no keyless entry to the car. Ended up paying double the original quote for a bunch of random charges. Very sneaky. Would avoid in the future.
5,2 Okay
May 2 2017
Pros: Got the car and that's it.
Cons: Hidden fees, bad customer service - agent gave me the impression there were a million other things she'd rather be doing than dealing with customers. You live and learn, won't be using Hertz again.
Rated no. 2
National
9,9 Excellent (4 reviews)
1 location in Charlottesville
National
Locations in Charlottesville
100 Bowen Loop
+1 434 974 4664
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 9.5
Recent reviews
10,0 Excellent
Nov 2 2016
Free upgrade to an SUV - sweet!
Pros: New SUV - really needed it to haul around the cousins around town
10,0 Excellent
Dec 4 2016
Pros: First time using this as opposed to going directly through rental car companies. Very easy very affordable and will use again.
10,0 Excellent
Jan 10 2017
Pros: The agent was especially helpful!
9,6 Excellent
Aug 1 2019
Pros: Very quick and easy process
Rated no. 3
Budget
7,8 Good (20 reviews)
2 locations in Charlottesville
Budget
Locations in Charlottesville
100 Bowen Loop Suite 102
+1 434 973 3079
325 Rivanna Plaza Drive
+1 434 973 1595
  • 7.8
  • 8.2
  • 7.9
  • 7.1
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
7,2 Good
Apr 12 2016
Pros: I liked the car, liked the price, liked the location.
Cons: When I picked up my car, no one explained to me the deposit. It wasn't clear on my receipt, and I wasn't aware of it at all until I checked my bank account. I tried calling the number listed on the receipt to understand and no one answered so I called the 800 billing number. He wasn't clear at explaining why I was charged over $100 more than what was given on my receipt, and was a little rude. I ended up calling the airport and ended up speaking to a really nice guy and he explained it to me better and wasn't sure why I wasn't given a detailed explanation at the time of pickup
8,0 Excellent
Aug 28 2016
Pros: Really appreciated the value for money aspect...great to have a car you can rent for a day that way and still afford it!!!
Cons: the Car smelled badly....like someone with bad B-O...yuck.
9,6 Excellent
Sep 21 2016
Easy for the most part, and straightforward
Pros: Car was clean, ready to go, and the pick up and drop off was easy
Cons: Car had a dent on it that I noticed after I picked it up, and there wasn't anybody to check for damage when I picked up the car nor was this ever mentioned. Granted, I should have looked when I picked up the car, but I'm hoping that this dent isn't pinned on me.
7,6 Good
Nov 30 2016
Comfort lacking
Pros: Car was clean and well-equipped.
Cons: The driver seat in the car was very uncomfortable -- too low for short people. It would have been a bigger problem on a longer drive.
2,0 Mediocre
Feb 13 2017
Cons: Didn't give back my 9 dollars insurance fee
10,0 Excellent
Apr 18 2017
Excellent!
Pros: Mega fast service (<5mins out the door) with a really sporty, cool car. Drop-off was simple and on your way quickly! Thanks soooo much Budget and the staff at CHO (C-ville).
Cons: Nothing!
7,2 Good
May 15 2017
Good In-Transit, Poor in Pick-Up
Pros: Car was clean Great Gas Mileage Plenty of Space for a small car USB Charger
Cons: Reservation started at 8 am. Got there at 8:04 am. They didn't have the care ready till 8:30 am - which caused me to be 20+ minute late to the event I got the car for.
8,8 Excellent
Aug 19 2017
Budget Rental UVA Move In
Pros: Toyota Siena was very roomy, easy to adjust, and loved the backup screen feature in super crowded college move-in environment
Cons: Not really Budget's fault, but the drop off at Charlottesville Airport is geared for folks flying in and out of area, so had no place to park car, and returning keys to Airport terminal was not clearly marked
10,0 Excellent
May 22 2018
Ease of return
Pros: Not too many questions asked. Car returned, and we were on our way. Very convenient walking distance from Airport.
Cons: Nothing that we can think of.
2,0 Mediocre
Jun 29 2018
Cons: They did not have the intermediate car I paid for. They did not reduce my rate for a smaller car. The car had not been cleaned and had mud in it. Worst car rental I have ever had. Not Kayak's responsibility. Just Budget's poor performance.
Rated no. 4
Avis
7,6 Good (4 reviews)
2 locations in Charlottesville
Avis
Locations in Charlottesville
100 Bowen Loop, Suite 102
+1 434 973 6000
325 Rivanna Plaza Drive, Suite 102
+1 434 973 1563
  • 7.0
  • 10.0
  • 8.5
  • 6.5
  • 6.0
Recent reviews
10,0 Excellent
May 8 2016
Pros: It was convent and available
4,0 Okay
Jun 10 2017
Horrible Customer Service
Pros: That the car was clean and worked.
Cons: 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.
9,2 Excellent
Jul 1 2017
Pros: She fixed the problems that D.C. created with my booking (had wrong car, thus wrong mileage and gas level on my reservation form).
7,2 Good
Sep 4 2017
Confusing drop off
Cons: There 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.
Rated no. 5
Enterprise
6,5 Good (11 reviews)
3 locations in Charlottesville
Enterprise
Locations in Charlottesville
100 Bowen Loop
+1 434 974 4664
1650 Seminole Trl
+1 434 974 7488
392 Pantops Center
+1 434 979 5566
  • 6.5
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
  • 6.6
  • 6.4
Recent reviews
2,0 Mediocre
Oct 20 2016
They didn't have a car for us.
Cons: Even though we had a confirmed reservation they had no car for us. They said a "glitch" in their reservation system caused overbooking. They said they would call us when a car came in from another location but they never called. The same thing happened to my niece this summer at another VA location. Never again will we use Enterprise
10,0 Excellent
Jan 27 2017
Pros: Great
4,4 Okay
Feb 14 2017
Pros: The price was good.
Cons: The high pressure to buy the additional "coverage." I tried to politely tell the agent that I did not want any additional coverage, but he persisted in trying to scare me into buying the coverage. When I again told him that i declined, he told me he was just doing his job. When I returned the car I was asked how my rental experience was and I told the gentleman that i didn't like the high pressure tactic to sell me the insurance. He responded with "That's the name of the game." i replied that I thought is was a crummy game.
2,0 Mediocre
Mar 22 2017
Dirty car options
Cons: Have rented from here many times and its always been decent. This time it was awful. Car optuins were all either sticky, dusty or stained sears. As a business traveller this is unacceptable. The customer service was also lacking tremendously and I refused to proceed with the rental.
2,0 Mediocre
Nov 26 2017
Didn’t have a car to rent us
Pros: The staff at this location were very friendly and delivered on their promise to communicate with us
Cons: We made arrangements to rent a mini-van for a day while grandma was in town so that we could all ride comfortably on a 4-hour road trip we had planned with the kids. When we arrived to the Enterprise location at the time of our reservation we were told that they didn’t have any mini-vans available. The offered us a 15-passenger van and offered to cover the fuel expense and called to see if a couple of larger SUVs might be returned on time later that day. After waiting to see if the SUVs might become available, we ultimately had to cancel our reservation because we didn’t feel a 15 passenger van would be any more comfortable to us with multiple car seats. Enterprise should not be allowed to offer rentals cars they don’t actually have. This is a system error that should be rapidly corrected!
7,6 Good
Jun 22 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly. Service was quick.
Cons: Car was from Canada so speedometer was in kilometers. Also car was bare bones for the most part so the value was not there on the price.
8,4 Excellent
Nov 1 2015
Excellent service
Pros: The staff at the Charlottesville airport were efficient, courteous, and nice. The car was ready, clean, and comfortable. (Be aware that if you rent an Enterprise car there you need to go to the National Counter. There is only a small sign to indicate that. I had to ask.)
Cons: I didn't care for the car's handling and performance. I didn't expect a super car but the steering on the Dodge I received was very loose to the point it felt a bit unsafe. Otherwise the car was roomy and comfortable for my six foot, 200 pounds and got decent mileage.
8,0 Excellent
Nov 15 2015
Pros: Staff are efficient, clear, friendly.. Thanks for the upgrade.
Cons: Couldn't figure out how to,use all the bells and whistles without reading the manual. Needed to find the security guard to help 3 adults figure out where the drop box was. It was underneath a bunch of envelopes
8,8 Excellent
Dec 27 2018
Pros: Great customer service.
Cons: Only one agent working and therefore a delay as he left a note that he would return.
8,8 Excellent
May 14 2019
Pros: Very Courteous and friendly
Cons: Better selection
Rated no. 6
Dollar
6,3 Good (7 reviews)
1 location in Charlottesville
Dollar
Locations in Charlottesville
100 Bowen Loop Ste 100
+1 866 434 2226
  • 6.5
  • 6.3
  • 7.0
  • 6.8
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
6,8 Good
Jun 18 2018
Not convenient
Cons: Dropping 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.
4,0 Okay
Apr 10 2018
It is not worth it to deal with the staff here, I would walk
Pros: Low wait time, close to the doors of the airport, the lot is close to the desk
Cons: That 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.
2,0 Mediocre
Apr 18 2018
They closed...
Cons: 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.
6,0 Good
Jul 1 2018
It got us where we were going!
Pros: Easy pick up and drop off
Cons: Car 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.
10,0 Excellent
May 28 2019
Pros: Everything was smooth sailing.
5,6 Okay
Jun 11 2019
Cons: 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 Excellent
Jun 12 2019
Pros: 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.
Easirent
easirent
1 location in Charlottesville
Easirent
Locations in Charlottesville
Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport
Sunnycars
sunnycars
1 location in Charlottesville
Sunnycars
Locations in Charlottesville
100 Bowen Loop
86 travellers who hired a car in Charlottesville gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7,1

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Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Charlottesville are Enterprise (8,5, 12850 reviews), Budget (7,4, 4224 reviews), and Hertz (7,4, 3922 reviews).

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