Cortland car hire

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Cortland car hire information

Pick-up locationCortland
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Hire locations1
Airport locations0

Cheap car hire in Cortland

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Cortland

  • If you intend to travel through the city during your visit, consider driving Cortland car rentals. Unlike the public buses that offer slow journeys due to many local stops, a rental car gives you the independence to drive at your own pace. You can visit attractions distant from the city, like Salt Springs State Park, about 50 miles east, or The Corning Museum of Glass, about 51 miles southwest of Cortland.
  • Most flights to Cortland land at Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR). Again, most car rental agencies at the airport are located on the first level at the center terminal at the pre-security checkpoint. So, you can pick up a rental car at your convenience at the airport without the need for shuttle services. Some off-site car rentals are located along 1000 Col Eileen Collins Boulevard, and you can access these offices using shuttle services from the airport terminal. Cortland car rental agencies at the airport include Avis, Budget, and Alamo.
  • When driving car rentals in Cortland, beware that it’s an industrious city, and you expect trucks on the road to and from the city. Therefore, maintain the required speed and focus your eyes on the road. In addition, remember to prioritize pedestrians by stopping when approaching the well-marked crossings. Also, avoid drunk driving because you could land into legal trouble, such as payment of hefty fines. The legal blood alcohol concentration when driving is 0.08.
  • The worst time to drive car rentals in Cortland is between 7:30 am to 9 am and 7:30 pm and 8:30 pm on weekdays. Driving during rush hours could lead to delays and inconvenience your journey. Main Street has heavy traffic during rush hours. Therefore, avoid this route and find backstreets that go through other towns. However, the best way to avoid traffic is to plan your journey and drive before traffic begins.
  • Book your car hire in Cortland at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard car hire in Cortland are around 46% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Cortland

  • How much is the price of fuel in Cortland?

    The average price of fuel in Cortland is R67,15 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R806 and R1 074, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Cortland?

    Standard (Toyota Corolla or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Cortland.

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

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

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Cortland?

    A Standard car hire in Cortland costs R1 039 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Cortland?

    A Compact car hire in Cortland costs R793 per day, on average.

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

    With narrow roads in the city, the best vehicles are small ones. A small car occupies less space, making it easier to drive on curvy roads and when overtaking. In addition, it's stable and feels comfortable when driving at high speed. However, consider the comfort and interior space before booking to store essential items for your journey. Finding a small car with high performance is easy because most car rental agencies have a wide collection of vehicles.

  • What’s the speed limit in Cortland?

    The streets of Cortland have clearly posted speed limit signs to guide drivers in various zones. When driving car rentals in Cortland on roads with no posted speed limits, always maintain a speed of 55 mph. On all the streets in the city limits, the speed limit ranges between 30 mph and 45 mph. If driving on major highways, the maximum speed limit is 65 mph. If approaching schools and construction zones, hospitals, or residential areas, always maintain a speed of 15 mph. The city is focused on improved road safety and has installed several traffic cameras to observe the behavior of drivers on the road.

  • Where are the best places to park in Cortland?

    Cortland offers several ample parking spaces downtown. Though parking can sometimes be challenging due to congestion, you can find cheap garages and parking lots to park Cortland car rentals. Hampton Inn Cortland on 26 River St. and Fairfield by Marriott Inn & Suites Cortland on 3707 Route 281 offers 2 hours of free parking to customers only. You can park at Tompkins Cortland Community College Park & Ride free for 2 hours on weekdays and 24 hours on weekends. If you park at Atrium At Armory Square Parking Garage, you pay about $5 for 1h 30min of parking.

Cortland car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9,6

Wonderful

19 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

9.0

2 locations in Cortland

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Locations in Cortland

803 Cascadilla St

+1 607 275 9000

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
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991 State Route 13

+1 607 758 9000

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Staff was very helpful, polite and quick in getting me in to my rental car.

9,2 Wonderful

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Very friendly and competent staff at both pickup and drop off. Helpful under difficult circumstances.

Cons:

Initially we were told that no car was available despite our reservation, making me panic. Issue was resolved though.

4,0 Mediocre

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

The original car smelled of smoke. I asked to change the date of the rental and if that would also change my rental price. I was told no, but later they charged me more and unfortunately there was no way to dispute it since it was my word against theirs.

10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Really easy to book and great customer service!

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Fast and easy

Cons:

Nothing

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly service, great price!

1 out of 4

Easirent

4,7

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Cortland

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Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport

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Budget

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2 locations in Cortland

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1 Culligan Drive

+1 607 257 0441

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
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2534 Airport Road

+1 607 798 8361

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday11:30 - 15:30
Sunday11:30 - 15:30
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2,0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

They were friendly.

Cons:

Not the type of vehicle I reserved

8,0 Very Good

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Drop off

8,0 Very Good

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was super friendly and nice...very helpful and got me processed quickly

Cons:

the vehicle did not seem very clean. the floor was muddy and the vehicle smelled of cigarette smoke

4,0 Mediocre

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Cars were not at quality of what was charged for rental.

Cons:

Would have appreciated a cleaner car. Other than that staff was very helpful and kind. Don't appreciate the absurd change of price when checking car out. Guess that's what happens when you get a car rental from a third party seller.

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was excellent

9,2 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was the best.

1 out of 13

Avis

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2 locations in Cortland

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1 Culligan Drive

+1 607 257 0441

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
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2534 Airport Road

+1 607 729 6001

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday11:30 - 15:30
Sunday11:30 - 15:30
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10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was friendly, helpful and professional.

7,2 Good

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

the lady at the court when I dropped off was unbelievably rude! Very disappointing.

9,2 Wonderful

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

Cons:

I signed up for a compact car, but they didn't have one.

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Very small airport, so there was only one desk and the line was short!

Cons:

The rental car parking area is not covered, which is not great if it is raining and you are lugging your suitcases through puddles to get to the car.

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

This was my first time ever renting a car, so I was a little nervous, but Avis was such a great company to go with! The whole process was very easy, I spent no more than 10 minutes picking up my car and even less time dropping it off in the city I traveled to. Thanks Avis!

Cons:

The only issue I had was that my credit card expiration date was entered incorrectly, and I had to call to correct this issue the following week. It took about 20 minutes over the phone to get it resolved but everything else went great!

2,0 Poor

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

They did not have the car ready on time. The customer representative was rude.

1 out of 6

Hertz

No score available yet

One location in Cortland

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1 Culligan Drive

+1 607 257 8677

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
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8,0 Very Good

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Car

Cons:

Customer service

7,2 Good

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

- Clean car that was in the desired category

Cons:

- Very limited staff availability for pick-up and drop-off

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Read above

Cons:

Read above

5,2 Fair

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

The very tight grace period of 30 mins if you are late to drop off the car, will be a reason why I would make sure not to rent a car from them anymore!!!!

7,6 Good

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

They helped us change drop off locations

Cons:

The windshield washer was either Frozen or broken but we couldn't clean the windshield driving on dirty winter streets which left us feeling a bit inconvenienced and unsafe.

8,0 Very Good

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything went smoothly with the rental itself. Although I have not yet seen the final charges on my credit card statement, so cannot comment on that as yet.

Cons:

While checking out the car the customer representative asked me to choose among certain rental options in a way that made it appear as if the stated choices were obligatory. For instance, he indicated that when I returned the car I could choose between two options for refueling (both of which incur extra fees). There are, in fact, three options for refueling, the third being refueling the car oneself (in this case the cheapest option). We went back and forth for several minutes discussing the two former refueling options before I saw a sign indicating that I could, in fact, refuel the car myself. Had I not seen this sign I would have been unwittingly led into spending additional money. In a similar vein, I was asked if I would like a particular model of vehicle. I realized that I was, again, being unwittingly guided into spending more money on an upgrade rather than a choice among equally priced cars. My recommendation is that it should be fine to rent a vehicle from the Ithaca Airport Hertz office so long as one comes prepared to avoid the verbal traps that are set; carefully laid traps which are intended to make one unwittingly cough up additional money.

1 out of 3

AutoEurope

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One location in Cortland

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Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport

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2534 Airport Road Binghamton (Johnson City) , New York , United States

+1 914 368 0091

Monday10:00 - 14:00
Tuesday10:00 - 14:00
Wednesday10:00 - 14:00
Thursday10:00 - 14:00
Friday10:00 - 14:00
Saturday10:00 - 14:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
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155 travellers who hired a car in Cortland gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4,7

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Standard

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