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Gainesville car hire information

Pick-up locationGainesville
Car types
Hire locations4
Airport locations0

Cheap car hire in Gainesville

Mini
Economy
Compact
Intermediate
Standard
Full-size
Luxury
People carrier
Passenger van
SUV
Commercial
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Gainesville

  • As the city does not have a particularly robust public transportation system, car rentals in Gainesville are typically the best way to explore the area. When you choose to rent Gainesville car rentals, you can explore the region on your own time and in a comfortable manner. A rental vehicle will also make it easier to go to places that are not as close to the city center. For instance, there is Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park, which is around a 20min drive from the city center. There is also Paynes Prairie, which can be reached by car in around 25min.
  • Travelers using cheap car rentals in Gainesville have a reason to smile, for they can shun traffic congestion by using the toll roads in the city.  These toll roads include the I-75 South Metro Express Lanes, I-85 Express Lanes, the Northwest Corridor lanes, and the I-85 Extension. If you are a city citizen, you can pay for these roads at the toll booth counter using your bank account, credit card, or cash. However, if you're foreign to the city, you are required to pay for these roads electronically by using a Peach Pass account and any transponder sticker mounted on the Gainesville car rentals.
  • If you will be traveling to the area by plane, you can always grab car rentals in Gainesville from Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV). The car rental center is located in the Arrivals area of the airport’s primary terminal. In the center, there are a few different rental companies to choose from, including Alamo, Budget, Dollar, and Enterprise. They store their fleets within walking distance of the city, so you do not need to worry about taking a shuttle.
  • Statistics show that children between 1 to 12 years often lose their lives in road accidents due to poor use of child safety seats. Therefore, drivers with kids using cheap car rentals in Gainesville are reminded to use booster seats, toddler seats, and car seats. For safety, children below 8 years and under 4’7” should ride in the backseat of the car. Ensure that the child is far from the airbag, for they are only designed to save adults and may become fatal to children. Georgia law only allows a child who weighs at least 40lb to access the front seat if you’ve rented a car without back seats.
  • When operating car rentals in Gainesville, it is always best to read up on some different local driving laws and tips. For example, keep in mind that the state of Georgia has a strict ban on the use of cellphones, including for phone calls, text messages, or data. If you are driving in a construction zone, you will also want to make sure that you always yield to all highway maintenance vehicles and workers.
  • Car renters in Gainesville should be aware of the age requirements before reserving a car from any car rental agency. The minimum age to rent a car in the city is 21 years old, while the maximum age is 79 years old. Additionally, drivers between 21 and 24 years are charged an added underage or young driver fee. Young drivers are only eligible to rent cars that do not exceed five passengers while driving in Gainesville. This means they cannot rent a van or an SUV.
  • Rush hour usually falls between 6:00 and 8:30 am and 5:30 and 7:00 pm, so try not to be on the roads during these times if you don’t want to get caught in traffic. There are a few roads in the city that are known for being particularly busy and these include Highways 24, 26, and 232. It occasionally rains in the region, so you will want to be particularly cautious if you are driving in these conditions. Make sure to keep enough distance between you and other cars and limit your speed.
  • Book your car hire in Gainesville at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hire in Gainesville are around -7% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Gainesville

  • How much is the price of fuel in Gainesville?

    The average price of fuel in Gainesville is R70,71 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R848 and R1 131, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Gainesville?

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

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

    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 Gainesville?

    A Mini car hire in Gainesville costs R1 696 per day, on average.

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

    A Compact car hire in Gainesville costs R643 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Special car hire cost in Gainesville?

    A Special car hire in Gainesville costs R810 per day, on average.

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

    If you will be visiting the area with a larger group of travelers, you will always want to opt for a spacious vehicle, such as a van or SUV. A car such as this will give you the room that you need for all of your passengers and luggage. Visitors that plan on just mainly sticking to the city center will find an economy vehicle to be convenient, as its compact size will make it easy to park in smaller spaces and navigate crowded city streets.

  • Are there electric car rentals in Gainesville, GA?

    Yes, you can rent an electric car in Gainesville from any of the car rentals upon request. You will charge these cars using the 55 electric vehicle charging station in the city, whereby 9 of them are free, and 4 has DC fast chargers.

  • What’s the speed limit in Gainesville?

    When driving within the city limits, the maximum speed limit will often be between 25 and 45 mph. If you are on an undivided rural road, you can expect for the speed limit to be around 55 mph. For a divided rural road, the speed limit is often up to 65 mph. On freeways or highways, you can expect for the speed limit to be up to 70 mph.

  • Do rental cars pay the Congestion Charge in Gainesville, GA?

    Yes, you need to pay for the congestion charge while using cheap car rentals in Gainesville. However, you are subjected to these charges as the driver for the car rental agencies do not cater to you while reserving cars.

  • Where are the best places to park in Gainesville?

    There are quite a few metered parking spaces in downtown Gainesville, and these meters charge hourly rates that can be paid for either with coins or cards. There are also many different parking garages for you to choose from, including the SW Downtown Garage, Criminal Justice Center, and City Hall parking garages. The city has an app that drivers can use in order to easily pay for their parking, including for both meters and garages. 

Gainesville car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

6,1

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

6.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.4

Value for money

6.2

2 locations in Gainesville

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Locations in Gainesville

2419 Browns Bridge Road

+1 770 287 0946

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

4125 Buford Drive

+1 770 831 3250

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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2,0 Poor

Nov 2023

KAYAK
First the positive their staff was very good, in particular what they had to work with. They DID NOT have what I had reserved, I had a conformed order for an SUV and ended up with a Tesla. Which was their last car so I had no choice. The car was not HERTZ QUALITY. While I never rented from rent a wreck this car might quality-scratches, wheel rash, front end looked bad. Again the staff was good including when I returned

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
The guys at Hertz are top shelf service. I never go to anyone else.

8,0 Very Good

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was flexible and very helpful. Drop off pick up was very easy

9,2 Wonderful

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Clean and sanitized car, new car, good condition of tires.

Cons:

Open at 7 am will be great to who's we work.

8,8 Very Good

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was nice and customer service was great

Cons:

Be more transparent about all things required for rental

5,2 Fair

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff at drop off was not friendly or helpful. He was rude, unwelcoming, and had poor customer service skills.

Cons:

I was given a car with a huge crack across the windshield.

1 out of 9

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8,5

Very Good

5 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

8.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

7.3

4 locations in Gainesville

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Locations in Gainesville

2325 Browns Bridge Rd

+1 770 532 7371

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

25 Beartooth Pkwy

+1 706 429 0034

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
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3715 Mundy Mill Rd

+1 678 450 9505

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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4083 S Lee St

+1 470 202 7642

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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Friday08:00 - 17:00
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Budget

5,6

Fair

No reviews available

One location in Gainesville

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1050 Mcever Rd, Ste C

+1 678 717 4024

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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Thrifty

4,6

Mediocre

No reviews available

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4125 Buford Drive

+1 770 831 3250

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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Avis

No score available yet

2 locations in Gainesville

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1050 Mcever Rd, Ste C

+1 678 717 4022

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

1935 Buford Mill Drive

+1 770 945 1840

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick check in and out, great front desk service when someone is there

Cons:

They rented out the vehicle I was supposed to get to someone else. Then called me a few hours before my trip to tell me they have no vehicle for me,and I should call their other surrounding locations to see if they have it available. I was at the office the evening before to ask questions, and confirmed my vehicle was there, I was told that vehicle had to be returned to the airport. She then called back about an hour later to tell me she found a smaller vehicle. I took the smaller vehicle, at the same rate and she told me the smaller none luxury vehicle (Mitsubishi outlander) was more money to rent than a minivan which I requested. It was too late for my trip so I made do the best way I could.

2,0 Poor

Nov 2023

KAYAK
I was given a weekend rate , but upon adding 1 day I was charged about $30 more and that to me was not right ..

2,0 Poor

Jun 2023

KAYAK
They called the night before our scheduled trip to tell us the van we had reserved months in advance was not going to be there. Run! They do not care about their customers!

2,0 Poor

Jun 2022

KAYAK
I didn’t rent a car in Buford. I rented a car at the Atlanta airport via Thrifty. My check-in was via Hertz. I have not received a receipt via email which I was told would occur within 15 minutes of checking in the car. The inside of the car was filthy. The windows were not clean, and the upholstery had not been cleaned. Waiting 4 hours for the car is outrageous.

2,0 Poor

Apr 2022

KAYAK
They never called me back to confirm my reservation. I called again and after been confirmed They gave up my car telling me that "First come first serve". They didn't have more cars and closed early because of that. They abandoned me without a car. Rude and unprofessional

1 out of 2

53 travellers who hired a car in Gainesville gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.1

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Most popular car type

Mini

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