Chattanooga car hire

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Chattanooga car hire information

Pick-up locationChattanooga
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Hire locations19
Airport locations10

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Chattanooga

  • There are many attractions to explore in and around Chattanooga, including Ruby Falls, the aquarium, and the various parks dotting the area. In order to make the most of your trip to Chattanooga and also get the opportunity to explore the surroundings, rent a car for your time there. It is only a one-hour drive to the edge of the Chattahoochee National Forest, and those who want to pay a visit to Tennessee’s capital can be there by car in two hours.
  • Chattanooga Airport is only 13 miles from the heart of the city, and the fastest way to reach your next destination is by picking up a hire car from one of the onsite agencies, such as Avis, Hertz, and Enterprise. Head to the baggage claim area, where the agency desks are located, and choose from a wide variety of cars for your time in Chattanooga.
  • Nestled at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, traveling in and around Chattanooga can require mountain driving, so it is advisable to familiarize yourself with driving on steep routes. It is essential to reduce your speed and shift into a lower gear when driving down a mountain so the brakes don’t overheat. Within the city limits, there are no unique requirements regarding driving and drivers should face no problems.
  • Rush hour hits Chattanooga between 7 and 9 am and 5 and 8 pm, and especially the I-24 can be clogged up during this time, with commuters going to Nashville or Birmingham. Also be careful when driving in Chattanooga during winter, as snow is a regular companion of the cold months -- and slow down considerably when the roads are icy.
  • Book your car hire in Chattanooga at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Supplier choice car hire in Chattanooga are around 70% cheaper than other car types, on average

Chattanooga car hire experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travellers who hired a car in Chattanooga 
Verified travelerDec 2023
Don’t use budget. Always choose enterprise
Verified travelerJun 2023
Driving in Chatanooga is easy. Highways are well marked and there is plenty of everything within driving distance. At my time of travel (June 2023) gas prices were some of the lowest I’ve seen in the country.
Verified travelerJun 2023
Make sure car is cleaned

FAQs about hiring a car in Chattanooga

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

    With the mountains right, left, and center, as well as slippery road conditions in winter, a 4-wheel-drive car is definitely a wise choice to make in this area. The most popular vehicle is surely the truck, but those who want something a bit more compact can also opt for an SUV or minivan.

  • What’s the speed limit in Chattanooga?

    Always adjust your speed to the prevailing weather conditions and obey the posted speed limits at all times. On unposted streets, the speed limit is 25 mph in built-up areas and 55 mph on secondary roads. Interstate highways permit up to 70 mph, but check regularly for posted signs on interstates, as they can change.

  • Where are the best places to park in Chattanooga?

    Drivers have the choice between metered on-street parking, parking garages, and parking lots in Chattanooga. The average price for metered parking is $1 per hour. Alternatively, there are parking garages like Republic Parking or Riverfront Parking lots which cost about $1 per hour, or CARTA parking garages which are approximately $4 per day.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Chattanooga?

    The average price of fuel in Chattanooga is R65,66 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R788 and R1 051, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Chattanooga?

    Supplier choice (Class Special Car or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Chattanooga.

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

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

  • How much does a Special car hire cost in Chattanooga?

    A Special car hire in Chattanooga costs R418 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Chattanooga?

    A Mini car hire in Chattanooga costs R660 per day, on average.

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

    A Full Size car hire in Chattanooga costs R677 per day, on average.

Chattanooga car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.4

Value for money

6.8

3 locations in Chattanooga

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1101 Airport Rd

+1 423 654 3400

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
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5714 Lee Highway

+1 423 531 8610

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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932 Jubilee Rd

+1 423 855 2299

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
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2,0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Staff was gone from front counter for 30 minutes, car was not clean and smelled of cigerette smoke

2,0 Poor

Jan 2022

KAYAK
Got to rental counter at 5:30 after my flight landed and they were closed. Had to rent a car from another company. They suck!

2,0 Poor

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Was told it would be $446 when I picked up the car. 20 min latter I received a second email saying the price was now $506 with no expiration of the price increase. When I called they couldn’t explain it or change it. Very dishonest

2,0 Poor

Dec 2021

KAYAK
They did not have a pickup truck that I reserved

2,0 Poor

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Hertz is the worst!!! I go out of my way to use any other rental company. Was given a car with a half tank (they gave me a hard time when I returned with 3/4 tank because I should have asked them to mark that in my record. Is it my job to do their jobs?). It also had low tire pressure that I had to fill up, the oil change light was on the whole time and the passenger seatbelt would not latch. I had sworn to stop using them and gave them one more shot, avoid Hertz at all costs. The worst company.

6,0 Okay

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Luckily, I had printed my reservation info. The Hertz agent said there was no record of my reservation. The car was mediocre and had a very creaky driver’s side door. There was no one to check the car before leaving the lot, so we just left.

1 out of 19

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7,5

Best rated

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.8

Value for money

7.5

5 locations in Chattanooga

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1001 Airport Rd

+1 833 886 0852

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
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2148 Chapman Rd

+1 423 296 9902

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday13:00 - 16:00
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305 W 20th Street

+1 423 267 9500

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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4514 Hixson Pike

+1 423 877 5559

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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5912 Lee Highway

+1 423 899 2633

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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2,0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

My pick up was scheduled the time they closed at 12

8,0 Very Good

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The vehicle wasn’t cleaned and didn’t have any gas, so we had to switch to another, but same sized. Long line at check in, had to wait over 30 minutes and then spent another 20 minutes or so with the associate. The associates were great though. Wished the car had an entertainment package for the money. Will rent there again.

6,8 Okay

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The pickup was easy, but the drop off was like, "ok, thank you, have a good day"

Cons:

I wish the drop off would have been just as good as the pickup. Also allow others to smell the inside of the car before they sign.

9,2 Wonderful

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes it was great

4,0 Mediocre

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Rented a premium car, gave me a minivan. Said the cars sitting out front had already been rented... yet u was the only one there...

Cons:

What couldn’t have?

9,6 Wonderful

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up in Chattanooga was quick, easy, and pleasant.

1 out of 14

Thrifty

7,1

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.0

Value for money

6.9

One location in Chattanooga

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Locations in Chattanooga

1001 Airport Road

+1 423 498 5808

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
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10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Excellent

10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Super nice dodge truck with a hemi and tinted windows

Cons:

Smelled like pot inside, but it went away by the end of our use

8,0 Very Good

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

staff was helpful

Cons:

n/a

7,2 Good

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

There was a sign informing us that the agent was not available at that time. An 800 number was given but no one answered and the mailbox was full. Paperwork and keys were placed in a Dropbox on the counter but no directions were available.

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

The cashier kept my drivers license and credit card and I had to go back to get it. No big deal accidents happen. Hope someday thrifty would reciprocate

6,8 Okay

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Price

Cons:

Car smelled like smoke

1 out of 13

National

9,3

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

9.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

8.0

2 locations in Chattanooga

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1001 Airport Rd

+1 844 806 3350

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
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305 W 20th St

+1 423 267 9500

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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Avis

8,3

Very Good

28 reviews

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.3

Value for money

7.7

2 locations in Chattanooga

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1001 Airport Road

+1 423 855 2232

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
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1966 Northpoint Blvd

+1 423 876 7629

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
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10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
The car was in need of an oil change and I kept getting a notification about the washer fluid being low.

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Smooth operation! Thank you

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
The rental was great! The only issue was trying to understand the agent at Lovell Field. He spoke so low, I couldn't hear him. The car itself was great!!

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Great staff on both ends. Nice vehicle.

Cons:

Typical rental car facility. You don’t know how to clean cars!

8,0 Very Good

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The employee, a young fellow, was very helpful to me. He even checked the tire pressure with a gauge when I mentioned that one front tire looked low. It was a little low. The car was perfect for us; it carried some furniture home, and we really enjoyed using Sirius XM to listen to music during our long drive home. Finally, the hybrid got super gas mileage during our drive to Washington, D.C., using only 1.5 tanks of gas.

Cons:

Nothing. Everything was fine.

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The rental pickup and drop off process was seamless. Car was clean and well maintained

1 out of 6

Alamo

8,0

Very Good

26 reviews

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

8.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.7

Value for money

8.0

One location in Chattanooga

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Locations in Chattanooga

1001 Airport Rd

+1 844 366 8845

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
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10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Super easy and quick pick up/drop off. Right at baggage claim and parking garage. We had rental car way before checked bags arrived!!

10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Quick and easy with knowledgeable representative.

9,2 Wonderful

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Upgraded car.

Cons:

Car was no smoking but reeked of cigarette smoke :(

9,6 Wonderful

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

I needed a little more help when I returned my car

6,4 Okay

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The price and quality of the car was goodi.

Cons:

I did not like that my non-smoking car was smoky.

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

easy,fast,good price, excellent employers, amazing cars thank you all

1 out of 7

Budget

7,4

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

8.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.6

Value for money

7.1

2 locations in Chattanooga

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1001 Airport Road

+1 423 855 2232

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
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1966 Northpoint Blvd

+1 423 875 1328

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
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2,0 Poor

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

I was charged almost double and called in 4 times all different people and could not get resolved. I booked the car for pick up at Hixon TN in my error. I picked the car up at the Airport which is what I needed. The reservation was changed for pick up not drop off so I had to call into change it. The rate was not quoted, I found my reservation which showed $175.00 my charge was $320.07. I was told nothing could be done until I returned the car. When I returned the car 2.5 hours early I asked for a re-rate and was told it would not make a difference. I am aware airport fees raise the rental rate but not by almost double. For the price the car should be cleaned to include in side the windows and dry it off. The care windows inside were dirty and like most rental companies the car is just hosed off.

2,0 Poor

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Budget customer service was awful and they actually couldn’t help me with any of my needs.

Cons:

Budget would be better if they weren’t trying to charge me a $383 fee to rent a Toyota RAV4 for less than 24 hours.

4,0 Mediocre

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

When I arrived to pick up the car, I was told they didn't have a car for me and it would be available until 1pm if it was brought back. When I called Customer Service, I was told to go to the air port and they would have a car for me there When I arrived there, they told me I wasn't scheduled to pick up the car until 3pm. They were wanting me to wait 3 hrs. for the car I reserved for 12pm. Then when all was said and done, I had to pay $40.00 more than the original price in order to get the car at the time I originally scheduled it for. POOR Service all around. The man in Chattanooga was HORRIBLE!!! He called at 11:30 to inform me the car wasn't going to be there. I asked why he didn't call sooner and he had no answer. HE SUCKS!! POOR additude!!!@

2,0 Poor

Aug 2022

KAYAK
I requested to pick up a car from the airport location. Day of a Budget representative contacted me to notify they received my reservation, but did not have a car available to give me. I then called the general help line who altered my reservation to a different pickup location. When I arrived they informed me they were the ones that had contacted me originally. I then called the Budget office at the airport directly, where my original pickup was supposed to be scheduled for, and had them transfer my reservation to their location. This was an incredible inconvenience as we were visiting the city where the reservation was made and had to coordinate transportation multiple times to pickup the car. Additionally receiving notice the morning of added unnecessary stress to a vacation. I will definitely not be using your services for future reservations.

6,0 Okay

Jul 2022

KAYAK
Vehicle was not cleaned. Previous user's dog hair and trash in vehicle with no offer to clean or offer discount.

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2022

KAYAK
Nothing

1 out of 3

Dollar

6,5

Cleanliness

6.2

Comfort

6.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.5

Value for money

6.5

One location in Chattanooga

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Locations in Chattanooga

1001 Airport Road

+1 423 498 5808

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
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9,6 Wonderful

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was very friendly and understanding. She was patient with the... complicated customer in line in front of us and very still had a fun conversation with us. Turning the vehicle in was quick and painless.

Cons:

My only complaint was that when we picked up our vehicle there was one person at the counter no one to help her.

8,0 Very Good

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Liked the friendly staff

Cons:

Liked everything

1 out of 1

Easirent

4,7

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Chattanooga

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Lovell Field

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Sunnycars

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One location in Chattanooga

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Airport Rd 1001

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