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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Cranston

  • Cranston car rentals offer travelers visiting the area an exciting opportunity to experience what makes this city so unique. Cranston city boasts natural beauty, historic landmarks, and many museums. Campers can enjoy the various RV campgrounds, including Whits End Campground, Bearcamp River Campground, KOA Campground Quechee Pine Valley, Westward Shores Camping Area, and Marina, all located about 149 miles north of Cranston. You can also cruise Palisades Interstate Park approximately 140 miles southwest of Cranston enjoying the beautiful view of the Hudson River Valley or Saratoga National Historical Park, about 141 miles northwest of Cranston to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Saratoga Springs Lake and Saratoga National Park.
  • Travelers can access car rentals in Cranston at the airports serving the city. Those landing at Boston Logan International Airport will find the counters at the airport's onsite car rental counter at the airport’s ground level and the Airport Parking Garage at Mass Ave near the Bradley International Terminal. Travelers landing at Providence-TFGreen International Airport will find the counters at the airport's onsite car rental counter located at the terminal's ground level and offsite car rental counters in Providence Car Rental Center on the Cotswold Plaza. Travelers flying in through New Bedford Regional Airport can find their way to offsite car rental counters in New Bedford Car Rental Center on Long Wharf Plaza.
  • In Cranston, like other cities in the country, drivers must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians at crossways and intersections if there is no traffic signal. Children playing along the road must also be given a wide berth. Bikes and pedestrians have equal rights on the roads and sidewalks. Drivers must give them a wide berth when passing by both in the city and rural areas. When driving behind a school bus, maintain a distance of at least 25 feet with your vehicle's hood at a right angle to the driver's side of the bus.
  • Cranston experiences heavy traffic so you can avoid waiting hours to reach your destination. The morning rush hours begin around 7:30 am and last until 9:00 am The evening rush hours start around 4 pm and ending at 10 pm or 11 pm, depending on the area and traffic conditions. Avoid Route 95 North and South through downtown and Route 37 since they are the busiest while using the Route 146 or I-195 alternative.
  • Book your car hire in Cranston at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact hire cars in Cranston are around 62% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Cranston

  • How much is the price of fuel in Cranston?

    The average price of fuel in Cranston is R71,52 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R858 and R1 144, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Cranston?

    Compact (Class Compact SUV or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Cranston.

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

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

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

    A Compact car hire in Cranston costs R500 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Cranston?

    An Intermediate car hire in Cranston costs R1 540 per day, on average.

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

    A Standard car hire in Cranston costs R954 per day, on average.

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

    Compact is the popular type of car offered by car rentals in Cranston. Compact cars are preferred because they are agile and easy to park, have good fuel economy, are easy to drive, and are very flexible in terms of storage space. Compacts have several performance characteristics ideal for cruising Cranston such as a smooth ride and responsive acceleration. Compact cars make it easy to drive in Cranston in many different road conditions because of their excellent traction and braking mechanisms.

  • What's the speed limit in Cranston?

    The speed limit is a significant consequence of traffic law and a factor that has to be taken into consideration while driving your rental car in Cranston. Interstate highways have a maximum speed limit of 65 mph, whereas urban freeways within the city and densely populated areas have a speed limit of 55 mph. When cruising around school zones, parks, and children's play areas, maintain a speed limit of 15 mph.

  • Where are places to park in Cranston?

    Parking in Cranston is challenging mainly because of the size of the city. However, there are some convenient and secure parking spaces in Cranston such as Brayton Park on 18 Brayton Ave, Park Ave Auto Sales and Services in an In-store Shopping located on 716 Park Ave, Historic Park Theatre, and Event Center on 848 Park Ave, and Pawtuxet Oxboes Park on Rhodes PI.

Cranston car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9,6

Wonderful

35 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

10.0

3 locations in Cranston

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1 Sabin St

+1 401 232 2056

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
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Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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1101 Post Road

+1 401 780 9935

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255 Atwood Ave

+1 401 946 3888

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
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Friday08:00 - 18:00
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2,0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Through Kayak rental was made. I called Enterprise the night before rental pickup to verify purchase and they said all all was okay. I asked to talk with local Enterprise. They said they were out of cars and would NOT honor the rental. I ended up getting a car from Alamo at TF Green airport. I’ll probably never try Enterprise again and maybe not Kayak First time in 30 years that has happened. Never once booking directly with Avis, Hertz or Alamo.

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was great

Cons:

There was no way to get employees attention inside the building. I had no way of knowing if they saw me and someone was coming to help or not.

2,4 Poor

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff friendly, but incompetent. Lots of opportunity for training here.

Cons:

1) Have the vehicle ready for pickup at the appropriate time. Ours was dirty, and had less than 1/4 tank of gas. 2) Improve team communication. We reserved an SUV because we were 5 traveling together, and I communicated this to the Enterprise staff twice. They still got it wrong. I told them early on the morning of our rental when I called (per their request) to confirm the rental. I told them again when we called for pickup at 3:45 pm. They showed up in a sedan that held 4 (including their driver), so half of our party had to wait at the train station for another pickup. 3) VERY long delay at pickup due to issues #1 and #2. They offered to put gas in the car, and we agreed, thinking that the amount of gas in the car at that time wouldn't even get us out of town. But their gas run took 40+ minutes. Did they go all the way to the airport for it? As a result, instead of slipping out of town before rush hour, we had to drive into the heart of it. They should have warned us of the distance they had to travel for the gas, and the amount of time it would take. 4) No ice scraper in a vehicle, in the winter, in New England. Had to ask for that too.

9,6 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Car we wanted was not available when we went to pick up, but they gave us a larger vehicle and cut the price so it worked out even better.

2,0 Poor

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

We ordered online. Got the confirmation and then once we were in the Uber on the way to the pick up, Enterprise called to tell us they had no cars available. No care and out $25 for the Uber ride. I’ll never rent from Enterprise.

5,2 Fair

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Comfort of upgrade. Pleasant demeanor of site manager. Location.

Cons:

Took forever to drop off. Car workings not adequately explained. Unavailability of my preferred vehicle size not forewarned. Hard sell of unnecessary coverage.

1 out of 8

Hertz

7,4

Best rated

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.6

Value for money

6.0

2 locations in Cranston

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520 Reservoir Avenue

+1 401 461 0748

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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700 Jefferson Blvd

+1 401 738 7500

Monday06:00 - 23:59
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8,0 Very Good

Apr 2024

KAYAK
I don't think the car was inspected very well prior to me renting it. There was sticky stuff on the inside of the front passenger window that prevented the window from going down in a few instances. All the staff I encountered whether in person or on the phone were very pleasant and efficient. When I needed to call the customer support number, the options were very confusing. I needed to report an issue, but it wasn't an emergency, and there was not an obvious choice, so that was very frustrating. The car also smelled like a smoker. Staff 5/5, experience 3/5.

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2022

KAYAK
Excellent. Very helpful staff at JFk

10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Excellent service.

2,0 Poor

Nov 2021

KAYAK
The car was filthy and smelled terrible. We were driving to our wedding and had to have the wedding dress dry-cleaned before the ceremony because the car smell attached itself to the dress. There was a used, bloody band-aid on the rear floor of the car.

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Pickup location dirty a d odd, clerk in garage, desk empty

4,0 Mediocre

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Didn't allow me to drop car off at given time. Charged me more money. Ridiculous.

1 out of 15

Alamo

No score available yet

One location in Cranston

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Locations in Cranston

700 Jefferson Blvd

+1 844 891 0550

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10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Excellent

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Car interior was dirty upon pickup.

10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

staff at pick up was helpful, drop off was very easy.

4,8 Mediocre

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

pick up and drop off was very difficult very hard to find where we were supposed to go and staff was not helpful and could not be bothered to say two words to us. we also had a tail light go out halfway through our trip which did not make us feel very safe that the vehicle was checked over before we left.

9,2 Wonderful

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Great people, very friendly.

Cons:

Price

8,4 Very Good

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Fast and easy with no hassle.

1 out of 24

Budget

No score available yet

One location in Cranston

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1 Dorrance Street

+1 401 751 5401

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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2,0 Poor

Apr 2024

KAYAK
When I make reservation, price was $90.13 and budget charged me $135. What a scam

3,6 Poor

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Pick up the car and it was dirty i have to wash it and clean it myself and the worst part is I returned the car 3 days early and returned $2.43 cents to my card. Thank you Budget you are the worst rental cars i’ve ever imagined.

4,4 Mediocre

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Pickup and drop off Was Smooth

Cons:

The car had a strong cigarette and weed smell. Not acceptable at all but we didn’t realize until we turned the air conditioning on

9,6 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff, easy pickup and drop off. Pricing for one-way/drop off at different location was reasonable.

8,8 Very Good

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff, convenient location and easy pick up and drop off.

Cons:

The interior of the car could have bee cleaner.

6,4 Okay

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

i like the fact that the cars are new and the process was quick, i walk in the door left with car in about 10 minutes.

Cons:

what i didnt like was the age restriction was 25 to rent a car, im 24 so i was 1 year under so they charged me a extra $200 for the week which doesnt make any sense, i. was not happy about that, il just start renting again when im 25 which

1 out of 8

Avis

No score available yet

One location in Cranston

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1 Dorrance Street

+1 401 521 7900

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
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2,0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing the lady at the counter would not rent the car to me and would not give me a reason why I will never try to use this company again

Cons:

Get better employees

2,0 Poor

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

I went to pick up the car and was told that I needed a major credit card. I didn’t have one and they said I would need to leave a deposit (which was fine) and they would run my credit. My credit score wasn’t good enough apparently and that was basically the end of the transaction. Stranded.

2,0 Poor

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was slightly apologetic about not having my requested vehicle.

Cons:

I showed up on the day of pickup, and they didn't have my car?! All they had was mini-vans, when I had reserved a compact/mid-size. I ended up having to get a last minute rental from another company.

2,0 Poor

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

I returned the car one full day earlier than expected and I was still charged for the full three days (even though I had only had the car rented for two). I was told I'd get a call about my refund and, to date, haven't heard from Avis -- despite calling them countless times. Never again.

8,0 Very Good

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Honored rental price/cost from Kayak.....got me in Auto that was satisfactory.

Cons:

Reservation was cancelled without my notification......Avis couldn't honor Kayak price for SUV/large rental. I was quite upset!

4,0 Mediocre

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The car itself was fine, although the back seat needed cleaning. And it was ready at the arranged time.

Cons:

The agency did not provide any kind of map, and this was the first time I've experienced that in many years with many car rentals from other companies. The local person was not familiar with local roads to help me get started on the trip. He was not as helpful or polite as I'd expect. Another issue is that I was headed to Massachusetts and planned to take the toll road, and the agent in Rhode Island did not know - or at least did not tell me - of the major change in toll collection there. Since it is not possible to pay cash on I 90, I will be receiving a bill for those tolls, plus additions from Avis and possibly fines. When I dropped the car off in Chicago, the office desk had handouts explaining their e-toll fees. But nothing of the sort was offered in RI where it would have actually helped. I will not rent from Avis again, or Budget, which seems to have merged with it.

1 out of 5

National

No score available yet

One location in Cranston

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700 Jefferson Blvd

+1 844 891 3062

Monday00:00 - 00:0006:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:0006:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 00:00
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10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff friendly and helpful. Easy peasy!

Cons:

Had no trouble with pick up or drop off. Just waiting for them to email me my receipt. All in all, a very pleasant experience.

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy return

Cons:

Better signage at PVD pick-up

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Guy at the counter was very friendly and made the experience very easy

7,6 Good

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Drop off slow. Staff for combined National/Enterprise were present but inattentive. 8 hours later, still not received receipt email

7,2 Good

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice and clean vehicle

Cons:

Further, the cost of the one-way rental from Providence was almost criminal ($300.00+ US).

7,2 Good

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Got to pick which car I wanted.

Cons:

Employee tried to upsell me with a better car for onlyv$19 more. Car rental return place should be specified by national - not their fault, but it was nearly impossible to find. Luckily there was a gas station open at 2 AM that I could ask where to return a rental car too. It was not at all clearly marked at the airport.

1 out of 2

AutoEurope

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One location in Cranston

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Providence Theodore Francis Green Airport

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One location in Cranston

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700 Jefferson Blvd, Warwick, , USA Rhode Island

+1 914 368 0091

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350 travellers who hired a car in Cranston gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.0

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Compact

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