Durham car hire

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Durham

  • Using car rentals in Durham offers several advantages. It provides unparalleled convenience, allowing you to explore the city and its surroundings at your own pace without relying on public transportation schedules. This flexibility is especially beneficial when visiting off-the-beaten-path attractions. A rental car provides a comfortable and private travel experience, ideal for families or groups. A rental vehicle ensures access to diverse interests in Durham's suburban areas, where public transit might be limited. With Durham, NH car rentals, you can visit areas like the picturesque Wagon Hill Farm, the historic University of New Hampshire campus, and the serene Oyster River Forest.
  • If you fly to Durham, you'll likely land at Portsmouth International Airport at Pease (PSM) or Logan Intl Airport (BOS). The PSM car rental desk counter is near the terminal's arrivals section, near the baggage claim. All the available rental vehicles are in the designated pickup and drop-off zone outside the terminal premises. BOS features its dedicated rental car facility, conveniently situated at 15 Transportation Way. Complimentary shuttle bus service is provided to patrons, with the blue and white buses located curbside on the lower level of each terminal.
  • Driving in car rentals in Durham is relatively easy since a calm, relaxed style characterizes the city. Residents and visitors typically adhere to traffic rules and display courtesy towards fellow drivers. The city sees a significant presence of bicycles due to its pedestrian-friendly environment and the University of New Hampshire's influence. While trucks are relatively abundant, they share the road with standard vehicles like sedans, SUVs, and smaller cars. Jaywalking is relatively limited, thanks to the town's pedestrian safety measures.
  • Navigating car rentals in Durham can present challenges, especially during morning (7 am to 9 am) and evening (4 pm to 6 pm) rush hours. The compact layout of the town can lead to congested roads, primarily around the University of New Hampshire campus and Main Street. Morning and late afternoon hours coincide with peak traffic, particularly on Route 4 and Route 108. Additionally, parking near popular destinations, such as downtown shops and eateries, might require patience. Familiarity with alternate routes and time management can help mitigate these difficulties.

FAQs about hiring a car in Durham

  • How much is the price of fuel in Durham?

    The average price of fuel in Durham is R71,97 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R864 and R1 151, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Durham?

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

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

    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 Durham?

    A Standard car hire in Durham costs R2 093 per day, on average.

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

    For driving in Durham, a versatile and compact vehicle is recommended. A mid-sized sedan or a compact SUV would be a suitable choice. These types of vehicles offer a good balance between maneuverability in the town's smaller streets and ample seating and storage capacity. Given the presence of bicycles and pedestrians, a car with good visibility and responsive brakes is essential. A fuel-efficient model would also benefit short trips around town and longer drives to nearby attractions.

  • What's the speed limit in Durham?

    The speed limits in Durham are typically set around 25 to 35 mph in residential and urban areas, ensuring the safety of pedestrians and local traffic. When transitioning to urban highways and suburban roads, speed limits might increase to 45 mph or occasionally 60 mph, providing smoother travel for longer distances. However, being attentive to posted signage is crucial, as speed limits can vary based on specific routes. Responsible driving and adherence to these speed limits contribute to a secure and efficient driving experience in urban and suburban settings.

  • Where are the best places to park in Durham?

    Parking options in Durham vary by region. Downtown, there are metered spaces along Main Street and Pettee Brook Lane, offering convenient access to shops and eateries. The University of New Hampshire provides visitor parking lots like Mill Road and A-Lot. Additionally, the Jackson Landing lot is ideal for accessing Oyster River Forest. While street parking is available in residential areas, adhering to regulations is crucial. Familiarizing yourself with these diverse parking opportunities ensures a hassle-free visit. Depending on the spot, expect to pay around $2 for an hour of parking in Durham.

Durham car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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6 locations in Durham

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155 Mirona Rd

+1 603 431 4707

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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155 Portsmouth Ave

+1 603 772 4448

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157 Route 108

+1 603 834 6451

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213 Main St

+1 603 868 2282

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400 Spaulding Tpke

+1 603 373 6764

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42 Airline Ave

+1 603 431 4707

Monday09:30 - 12:00
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Wednesday13:00 - 16:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Both employees pick up and drop off were friendly and efficient. (Courtney and James)

6,0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was super easy.

Cons:

Outrageously expensive for two days. Extra cost for one-way is not worth it.

2,0 Poor

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing to like. There was no car. I had no rental. Not good.

Cons:

This was a really stressful really inconvenient experience. There could Actually have been a rental- thaT would have been better. There was no car for me upon arrival or at the main rental site several miles away. Your system needs to interact better with the Enterprise system at Pease, which I guess is a satellite rental location. How was I able to book a car when the rental company has no cars? You need a customer service phone number for when something goes wrong.

8,0 Very Good

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was fine; pick up not good

2,0 Poor

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

They called me and told me they had no cars. Gave me no alternatives and didn’t offer to drop me off in Portland to get a car there. Horrible experience.

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The first vehicle that we got was inundated with cigarette smoke odors, which we are allergic to. The staff was very courteous and quickly put us in another vehicle that was excellent. Thank you!

1 out of 4

Hertz

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3 locations in Durham

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104 Grafton Drive

+1 603 422 6707

Monday09:00 - 12:00
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115 Flightline Rd

+1 603 422 6707

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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224 Route 108

+1 207 203 9049

Monday07:30 - 18:00
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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7,6 Good

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick pickup - car was comfortable and drove well.

Cons:

Limited staff - car was clean but strong deodorizer used - we had to really air out the car

1 out of 1

Easirent

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One location in Durham

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Portsmouth International Airport at Pease

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