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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Ephrata

  • Car rentals in Ephrata allow you to explore Ephrata and its surrounding areas quickly. You're not dependent on public transportation schedules or the availability of rideshares. Ephrata is in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and is known for its picturesque countryside, Amish communities, and charming small towns. Having a rental car allows you to easily explore the surrounding areas and discover hidden gems such as the Ephrata Cloister, the Green Dragon Farmers Market, and the Nissley Vineyards & Winery Estate.
  • When you want to get Ephrata car rentals at an airport in the area, the Lancaster Airport (LNS) is a good choice. You will find the convenience of four major rental car companies operating at this airport. Because this is a smaller regional airport, the rental process is easy, with all the companies having a service counter near the baggage claim and all cars for rent right outside the terminal.
  • Due to Amish communities in the region, you may encounter horse-drawn buggies and other slow-moving vehicles on the roads in car rentals in Ephrata. When passing horse-drawn buggies, please slow down and give them a wide berth. Pennsylvania law prohibits texting while driving. This includes sending, reading, or writing texts, emails, or other electronic messages while your vehicle is in motion. All occupants of a moving vehicle, regardless of age or seating position, must wear seat belts. You can turn right on a red light after coming to a complete stop and ensuring that it's safe unless there's a specific "No Turn on Red" sign at the intersection.
  • Main Street (Route 322) is a major thoroughfare running through Ephrata's heart. State Street intersects Main Street and serves as another important road in town, providing access to various neighborhoods and local attractions. Both of these roads can experience heavy traffic on weekdays between 7 am and 9 am and during the afternoon hours between 4 pm and 6 pm. You can also experience heavier traffic during popular tourist times, such as the summer, and during holidays like Christmas and Easter.
  • Mini hire cars in Ephrata are around 98% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Ephrata

  • How much is the price of fuel in Ephrata?

    The average price of fuel in Ephrata is R71,75 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R861 and R1 148, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Ephrata?

    Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Ephrata.

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

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

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

    A Mini car hire in Ephrata costs R2 008 per day, on average.

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

    An Intermediate car hire in Ephrata costs R1 281 per day, on average.

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

    A Standard car hire in Ephrata costs R665 per day, on average.

  • What type of car should I choose to rent in Ephrata?

    Consider the types of activities you'll be engaging in. If you plan to explore rural areas, visit outdoor attractions, or drive on unpaved roads, an SUV or a vehicle with higher ground clearance might be beneficial. Consider midsize or full-size car rentals in Ephrata if you value comfort and space, especially for longer trips. Depending on the time of year you're visiting, consider the weather. A car with all-wheel drive or snow tires could be helpful in winter. Be mindful of the presence of horse-drawn buggies in the area. Choose a vehicle that respects the local driving customs and provides ample space when sharing the road with these unique vehicles.

  • What are the speed limits in the Ephrata area?

    Speed limits can vary depending on the type of road you're traveling on within the Ephrata area and your specific jurisdiction. In residential areas, the speed limit is often 25 mph. The speed limit is typically around 35 mph on urban roads. On highways and interstates, the speed limit is commonly 65 mph or 70 mph, but it can vary. Always check posted signs for the exact limit.

  • Where are the best places to park in Ephrata?

    Ephrata is a relatively small town, and finding parking is generally manageable. Many streets in Ephrata offer on-street parking, especially in the downtown area. Meters are in effect from 9 am to 6 pm Monday to Saturday, and the cost is generally about $1.00 to $1.50 per hour, often with a 2-hour time limit. Some municipal facilities, such as the Ephrata Borough Community Park or the Ephrata Public Library, offer visitor parking. You can also park for free for up to 2 hours at the Dutch Lanes Park and Ride on Oregon Pike.

Ephrata car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

9,2

Wonderful

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10.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Ephrata

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33 Long Avenue

+1 717 733 6900

Monday09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday09:00 - 16:00
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9,6 Wonderful

Dec 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly service, pick up and drop off was quick and efficient.

1 out of 1

Easirent

4,6

Mediocre

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One location in Ephrata

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Lancaster Airport

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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3 locations in Ephrata

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25 Brubaker Avenue

+1 717 405 3690

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 16:00
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315 S 7th St

+1 717 859 4936

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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500 Airport Rd

+1 844 934 1092

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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8,0 Very Good

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Prices otherwise excellent service!

2,0 Poor

Nov 2022

KAYAK
Enterprise Car Rentals was closed on Saturday. The hours were plainly noted on the door. We wasted half a day each driving to PHL to get the closest available car. Very dissatisfied.

1 out of 1

Avis

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500 Airport Road Suite K

+1 717 569 3185

Monday07:00 - 17:15
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10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Everything was super simple fast and easy. Exactly what you need when you’re planning for anything be it trip or just in need of a car. Would recommend and use again!

2,0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
SNEAKY SMALL PRINT The car I reserved was half-price, and I thought I'd found a WONDERFUL deal. Later, I was speaking to a friend who works for AVIS. When I told him my plans for a once-in-a-lifetime cross-country trip, he warned me that AVIS would fine me at least $1000 if I drove into half the states on my itinerary. I had to dig through MANY pages of small print on AVIS's Website before I found out my friend was right. I immediately cancelled the car and went with Hertz. Yes, I paid full-price, but I got an upgrade on the vehicle and unrestricted travel. You need to make such restrictions plain and up-front. I'm glad I know to avoid AVIS in the future,

9,6 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Had to wait around for a while in the lobby. Didnt know where the avis receptionist was. He eventually came and the rest of the process was easy.

4,0 Mediocre

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Liked the Lincoln MKX model vehicle. Comfortable drive and nice features.

Cons:

Agent at Avis in Lancaster airport was very confusing. Charged me for insurance, even though I had already purchased insurance through Allianz Global Assistanze from kayak website. Total went from $87 to $127. Called Avis and they did not offer a refund. They were okay with charging me for something I had already purchased. Car smelled like smoke, which was a lot to endure on a trip of 19 hours.

8,0 Very Good

Aug 2023

KAYAK
Had good experience at Avis.

8,0 Very Good

Jun 2023

KAYAK
Friendly helpfully staff. Explained documents and controls of car, no harsh sales on added extras

1 out of 4

Budget

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One location in Ephrata

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500 Airport Road Suite K

+1 717 569 3185

Monday07:00 - 17:15
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:15
Sunday11:00 - 15:00

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5,2 Fair

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Place was difficult to find. Customer service number never replies.

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2021

KAYAK
Very friendly and fast, easy location, would highly recommend.

1 out of 1

National

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500 Airport Rd

+1 844 934 1091

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2021

KAYAK
The woman at the front desk was very nice and welcoming.

1 out of 1

Sunnycars

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One location in Ephrata

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500 Airport Road

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VIPCars Recommendation

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500 Airport Rd, Lititz

+1 914 368 0091

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26 travellers who hired a car in Ephrata gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.6

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