Cincinnati car hire

Cincinnati car hire

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Cincinnati, OH, United States
Oct 24 — Oct 31
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Cincinnati, OH, United States
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Cincinnati car hire information

Pick-up locationCincinnati
Hire locations36
Airport locations3

Cincinnati car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Best rated
6.9 Good (229 reviews)
7 locations in Cincinnati
Locations in Cincinnati
  • 7.2
  • 7.1
  • 6.8
  • 6.8
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
7.9 GoodOct 12 2021
The service was very easy and convenient. I didn't appreciate the clerks efforts to make us upgrade to a bigger car. When we didn't, she was very condescending.
10.0 ExcellentOct 11 2021
Fast pickup and drop off. Good car selection. Price is still a little high, but better than most!
1.9 HorribleSep 15 2021
We searched for a pick up and drop off time that would work for our trip, but this location ended up being closed during both times, so we got charged extra for early pick up and late drop off
7.9 GoodSep 13 2021
We didn't realize when we booked that the location would be closed when we returned the vehicle. It would have been nice if they had explained how to return the car because it was rather confusing how to do that. But I guess we got it figured out because our bill came and it was what we expected.
1.9 HorribleAug 26 2021
Problem with KAYAK, Not Hertz. Kayak advertised shuttle service from the airport 42 miles to Hertz off site. NOT!!! Ended up cancelling car. Would have been as expensive just to get the car at the airport vs paying to get to rental place and back!! Hertz has been helpful in getting refund. Would rent from Hertz, but only at airport. Maybe prices will go down soon!
7.9 GoodAug 16 2021
The only negative was that the vehicle wasn’t ready until 2 hours after our noon pick up time. But to make up for the delay we were given a free upgrade. Otherwise a great rental experience.
10.0 ExcellentAug 12 2021
Rental was affordable. Please make sure your customers understand all fees involved.
7.9 GoodJul 28 2021
There was no one to accept my car and print a receipt showing that I filled up the tank. It made me apprehensive.
10.0 ExcellentJul 21 2021
Great rate. Good location and friendly staff
5.9 OkayJul 19 2021
One customer in front of me was on her 3rd card due to mechanical issues and another gentleman came in and was also trying to get a safer car and he said he knew roadside assistance was really 'hold-side assistance' and wanted to get it right at the start. Little worrisome.
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Rated no. 2
7.9 Good (95 reviews)
16 locations in Cincinnati
Locations in Cincinnati
  • 7.8
  • 7.9
  • 7.9
  • 8
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentAug 24 2021
Check in and out fast and easy!
7.9 GoodJul 16 2021
4.0 OkayJun 16 2021
They cancelled our reservation the day before pick-up, saying they did not have a car available. It was too late to get a car from another company without paying more than twice as much. If they didn't have cars available, they shouldn't have taken the reservation to begin with. Felt like I was in a Seinfeld episode.
4.0 OkayJun 15 2021
The staff was very friendlyThe gas tank only had a quarter of a tank. So not only did I have to spend more than $1200 to rent a minivan, I had to fill the tank up before getting on the road. Plus the van reeked of cigarette smoke. I turned the van in a day early but because the pick up was closed, I was still charged for the extra day. With the technology available, Enterprise should invest in an automatic check-in/check-out system for times staff is not available.
2.0 MediocreMar 30 2021
Two days before our rental reservation I received a phone call to inform me there were no Vans available . The Enterprise Rental Manager did not do anything to assist us in the inconvenience. I reached out to Enterprise Corporate and never heard a response. Spoke to a Chris both times. He told me the Vans have been out well over 2 weeks so my response was why did you wait 2 days before our trip to inform me . I will never use this website or Enterprise again. I was able to rent a car through another Company and they now have a New Loyal Customer. Enterprise gave poor Custimer Service and your website was misleading.
10.0 ExcellentDec 9 2020
Reminder that I needed insurance. Maybe a sign on the counter saying what things to have ready.
10.0 ExcellentOct 16 2020
Friendly and professional, Genuine people service. Car was clean and very fuel efficient. rental car price was super fair, and much better than the airport. Thank You all.Perfect...
7.6 GoodOct 15 2020
It was enough room for my travelI wish it was a little cheaper
10.0 ExcellentSep 29 2020
The process was extremely fast... we honestly weren’t expecting such a swift and friendly experience and atmosphere. The young man who helped us on the pick up day actually didn’t have what we wanted in stock and gave us a nicer vehicle at the same price. Thanks Enterprise team!
6.8 GoodSep 25 2020
Super easy friendlyThe fact that my bill was 241 and I had 255 on my card but yet it still took 320 to rent the care and I only got 150 back on my deposit when I paid 200 for it
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Rated no. 3
6.4 Good (47 reviews)
6 locations in Cincinnati
Locations in Cincinnati
  • 6.3
  • 6.5
  • 6.4
  • 6.4
  • 6.2
Recent reviews
3.9 MediocreSep 13 2021
My vehicle wasn't available at the location I booked the vehicle, I was told I could drive an additional 20 minutes to a location to get one that was just returned. I arrived at the second location and the very nice gentleman had no idea I was arriving and was promised a vehicle. I did get the van, and it worked, but I tried to return it early (1am) and the location did not have a late night key drop, so I had to go back the next morning to return the keys (30 minutes from my house). The employees are nice, but their ability to get vehicles they need is out of their hands, which stinks.
10.0 ExcellentAug 26 2021
Quick and prompt service at pick-up in Cincinnati and even better at drop-off at Buffalo-Niagara Airport !Cars could be newer models as with many other rent a car companies.
1.9 HorribleJul 13 2021
Absolutely horrible experience…. I made 3 reservations and paid for 1 reservations 6 months before I actually needed them. The night before I needed them I got a confirmation email stating everything was fine for pick up. So the next morning I called them to get verbal confirmation but they said to me that they were just about to call me to let me know they didn’t have any of the vehicles that I needed and the only thing they could do was to refund my money….. the individual I spoke with could care less about my disappointment and didn’t try to make my experience with this company any better…. Never will I ever be renting from here again!!!
2.0 MediocreJun 28 2021
Reserved a 12 person van---several months early---no van was available 2 days before leaving for another state. There only reason I found out was because I called to ask about van---and then stopped by to see the manager. I asked Budget Manager---"What good is the reservation if you don't have the van I need?---he replied--"The reservation only guarantees the price." ---so we were scrambling with less than two days to leave with no van and traveling to halfway across the country. I have rented from Budget / Avis many times before but won't do it again----reservations there are worthless---they mean nothing.Budget didn't say a word to me---I only found out because I called to ask a questions---otherwise I would have only found out the day I went to pick it up. Never again will I rent from Budget / Avis---I can't believe the way this was handled. Budget Avis did contact us after we put our a notice on facebook and twitter to friends and family to see if we anybody had a van we could use. After that then they called us to apologize---Wow! That was great---after the fact---and we only found out because we called them 2 days before we were going to pick up the van. If you can't take somebody or a company at their word then what good are they?---Not much.
2.0 MediocreJun 21 2021
They didn’t have the size car I ordered and no one even bothered to call me to let me know ! Horrible!
2.0 MediocreJun 9 2021
Absolutely nothingActually getting a vehicle instead of calling at 5p the night before I'm supposed to pick up a car to tell me that they won't have a car for me and there is no car anywhere. Terrible customer service.
2.0 MediocreJun 8 2021
The car wasn’t available - total waste of time Did not get the rentalThe car being available!
4.0 OkayMay 31 2021
Very unprofessional treatment. Booked a van 7 6 months in advance. Verified online week of trip. Tried to verify with pick up location but they do not answer phone... claimed a phone problem. Received phone call 18 hours before pickup saying they had no vans avail and were giving me a Ford Explorer. This was too small for 6 adults. Was given no discount and no larger options. Had to make do. Day of pickup, car was dirty, smelled of smoke and marred by someone’s previous application of decals. Made do anyway. On drop off, was charged an additional incorrect $60 hourly fee until I protested. Hand written signs at location threatend increased cleaning fees and that renters needed to vacuum their own car before returning. Very unprofessional overall. Will avoid this Budget/Avis location when possible in future.
2.0 MediocreApr 27 2021
My insurance money refunded I never used rental
6.0 GoodApr 24 2021
We canceled and rescheduled our trip. I was surprised that I was charged for the insurance.
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Rated no. 4
7.2 Good (10 reviews)
5 locations in Cincinnati
Locations in Cincinnati
  • 7
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
  • 7
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
4.8 OkayOct 28 2020
Drop off was easyCar was not cleaned
2.0 MediocreMar 27 2017
Car selection no available. Dirty car. Long pick up. Bad service.
3.6 MediocreAug 19 2016
Avis don't like third party web sitesI picked up a dirty car in Cincinnati to take it to mbs airport.When I dropped the car off they asked if I had the miles I said no and they said if you don't nee your receipt you are good.I thought I should just get the miles so I did and the girl at the counter printed me a receipt for double what I was told.I asked the girl why and she said it was because I dropped it off early yes early.She told me that's how third party sites get you.I said what does that mean?She said she would of been able refund my money if I would of went straight through Avis never again will I do that...
2 locations in Cincinnati
Locations in Cincinnati
Recent reviews
382 travellers who hired a car in Cincinnati gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7,1

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Car hire excess insurance in Cincinnati

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 Cincinnati 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 Cincinnati.


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 Cincinnati car rental.

Top tips for hiring a car in Cincinnati

  • Book your car hire in Cincinnati at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hires in Cincinnati are around 47% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Cincinnati

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Cincinnati are Thrifty (8,2, 67 reviews), Enterprise (8,0, 170 reviews), and Dollar (7,7, 100 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Cincinnati is R51,87 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R622 and R830, depending on the car size.

  • Mini (Fiat 500 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Cincinnati.

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

  • A Mini car hire in Cincinnati costs R478 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car hire in Cincinnati costs R632 per day, on average.

  • A Full-size car hire in Cincinnati costs R695 per day, on average.