Harrisonburg car hire

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Harrisonburg car hire information

Pick-up locationHarrisonburg
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Harrisonburg

  • Hiring a car from one of the car rentals in Harrisonburg is one of the best moves you can make if you want to pack as much as possible into your trip. Since most Harrisonburg car rentals are outfitted with cutting-edge GPS navigation systems, you won't have to worry about navigating to and from the city to your preferred attraction spots. Additionally, hiring a car is cost-effective, especially if you're traveling with company. Even better, you may visit famous sites outside the city, such as the Shenandoah Valley, a legendary destination for sightseeing and pleasure. You can also travel a short distance to the Virginia Quilt Museum, which features handcrafted fabrics from various ages.
  • The main airport serving Harrisonburg is the Staunton Shenandoah Valley Airport. Getting a rental car at this airport is easy because it's served by well-known rental agencies like Enterprise, Avis, and Budget. The onsite car rental counters are located in the baggage claim lobby in the arrivals hall. The attendants at your preferred car rental agency will point you in the direction of the shuttle buses that will take you to the off-site car rental parking lots.
  • Even though driving your rental car in Harrisonburg isn't that difficult, developing defensive driving skills is in your best interest. Jaywalking crimes are no longer punishable in Virginia; therefore, be on the lookout for pedestrians who could be distracted when crossing the street, whether they are in a designated crosswalk or not. The state also allows cyclists on major roads, so keep a distance from them to avoid accidents. If you have a child on board, ensure they are on the recommended child seats to avoid getting pulled over by the traffic police.
  • Even though driving in Harrisonburg is not difficult, the major roads leading into the city can become extremely congested during rush hour. You may need to leave earlier than 7 a.m. because the roads can become congested until 9 a.m. during the morning rush hour. Evening rush hour spans from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., with heavy traffic on Interstate 64, US 29, and the US 250 bypasses. During the winter, Harrisonburg roads may be covered in snow and patches of slick ice, so choose the appropriate vehicle for the conditions.
  • Book your car hire in Harrisonburg at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hire in Harrisonburg are around 38% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Harrisonburg

  • How much is the price of fuel in Harrisonburg?

    The average price of fuel in Harrisonburg is R73,53 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R882 and R1 176, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Harrisonburg?

    Intermediate (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Harrisonburg.

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

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

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

    An Intermediate car hire in Harrisonburg costs R1 049 per day, on average.

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

    A Standard car hire in Harrisonburg costs R1 179 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Harrisonburg?

    An Economy car hire in Harrisonburg costs R1 278 per day, on average.

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

    The Harrisonburg roads are well suited for on-road cars unless you specifically intend to visit off-road destinations outside the city. If that is the case, consider getting a four-wheel drive or a potent SUV that can withstand the rough terrain. If you are bringing your family to town, a station wagon or a minivan is ideal as it has more space to accommodate all of you and your luggage. If you are traveling solo, consider getting a small compact car at one of the car rentals in Harrisonburg.

  • What is the speed limit in Harrisonburg?

    When driving your Harrisonburg rental car through residential, school, and business areas, you must obey the 25 mph speed limit. The statutory speed limit for urban highways is 55 mph, while rural interstates can reach speeds of up to 65 mph, depending on where you are. Keep an eye out for posted speed limits on the roads to avoid being pulled over by the city's vigilant traffic cops.

  • Where are the best places to park in Harrisonburg?

     Finding parking for your rental car in Harrisonburg is simple because the city offers free on-street parking for up to 4h. After 5 pm, parking spaces reserved for permit holders become free public parking on weekends and holidays. All on and off-street public parking is clearly marked with time limits and whether a permit is required. There are also paid parking garages, such as the Walter Street Parking Deck and the Mason Street Parking Deck, where you can park safely.

Harrisonburg car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

10,0

Wonderful

17 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Harrisonburg

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Locations in Harrisonburg

2778 Se Side Highway

+1 540 434 2714

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

3411 South Main St

+1 540 434 2714

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
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Friday08:00 - 17:00

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2,0 Poor

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Never rent here ever. The car smelled. It was like a mom and pop store. I got a flat tire and barley drove it anywhere. I used $8 worth of gas. The tire was old which is why it went flat. A state trooper even looked at it and didn’t know why the tire went flat.

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Ease of booking; ease of processing; great ride!

9,2 Wonderful

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The overall experience was great

Cons:

The car wasnt detail inside

5,2 Fair

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Got a car smaller than I reserved. A Yaris, which has very little trunk space. Made planning for a my family, including a two-year old, difficult.

2,0 Poor

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothingeverything

5,2 Fair

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Ordered mid size car and got to pickup and only had 1 car available which was a compact. Their sustem was down so it to over 1/2hr to pick up car

1 out of 4

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

2,0

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

5 locations in Harrisonburg

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Locations in Harrisonburg

1206 Greenville Ave

+1 540 885 0820

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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3115 South Main Street

+1 540 433 7455

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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733 4th St

+1 540 433 7455

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Sunday10:00 - 14:00

734 E Market St

+1 540 432 8690

Monday08:00 - 17:0014:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:0014:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:0014:00 - 17:30
Thursday14:00 - 17:3008:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:0014:00 - 17:30
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
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77 Aviation Cir

+1 540 209 9108

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2,0 Poor

Dec 2023

KAYAK
I didn’t get to rent the car. I called at 5::17 and talked about payment options. I told them I was on my way, gave my address, and headed down. Had no clue they closed at 5:30pm. It was buried in the reservation details, and the person I spoke to made no mention of it, either. Just overall poor customer service and communication from both Kayak in their platform and also the local Enterprise.

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Very friendly and helpful great service highly recommend

8,4 Very Good

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing wrong with their services or employees - everything there was amazing!

Cons:

This company support the NRA (which I only realized after having finished my rental). I will never use them again because of this choice to continue supporting gun violence in the US.

7,6 Good

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The gentleman we picked the car up from way the nicest of all.

Cons:

Knowing the 26 of dec would be holiday I specifically asked if Shenandoah office was going to be open, I was assured it was. Got a call a few days before that it would be closed and I would need to come to Harrisonburg. The reason I get from Shenandoah is because of convince. After a long battle they agreed to send someone to the Shenandoah office. I do believe they were unhappy because I went through kayak

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up service provided, clean vehicle, fast process

Cons:

N/A

1 out of 2

Easirent

4,6

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Harrisonburg

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Locations in Harrisonburg

Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport

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Avis

No score available yet

One location in Harrisonburg

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Locations in Harrisonburg

93 Aviation Circle Suite 106

+1 540 234 9961

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very friendly and caring. I talked with Leann before arrival and she got me the car that I really needed.

Cons:

Price was not super expensive but could have been better.

6,4 Okay

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very friendly and professional letting me know about back seat being scratched up and minor damage that was already on the car prior too my trip.

Cons:

I didnt get the SMALL VEHICLE THAT I WOULD HAVE LIKED INSTEAD I HAD TO USE A NISSAN ALTIMA THAT WAS "OK" ON GAS BUT NOT AT ALL WHAT I HAD RESERVED

9,6 Wonderful

May 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Hours available, including Sunday

Cons:

Only staffed by one person.

2,0 Poor

Aug 2023

KAYAK
I got a car locally. Took longer than usual and was not a clean car. Was offered 3 different cars all had issues. I finally just took the last car they offered. After deposit was returned the total price was $30.00 more than agreed on. Please contact me about this. Thank you.

2,0 Poor

Aug 2022

KAYAK
Facility smelled like onions 🌰. When I asked what the smell was I was told it was some earlier customer's luggage. No attempts were made to remedy the odor

1 out of 2

Budget

No score available yet

One location in Harrisonburg

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Locations in Harrisonburg

93 Aviation Circle Suite 106

+1 540 234 9961

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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2,8 Poor

Jun 2020

KAYAK

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I spoke to budget numerous time before my pickup day. On my day of pick up i talked to them 3 times. I called the morning of pickup to make sure everything was good to go, asked what all I needed to bring and was told a credit/debit card, drivers license, and both had to match the name on the reservation. On the way to pickup the car budget called us twice, once asking what time we were coming and a second time saying the standard suv we were supposed to be getting had an unexpected oil change and so the only thing they could offer us was a minivan or a smaller suv. We settled for the minivan and drove almost 2 hours to pickup. Upon getting there he asked for a credit/debit card to swipe and then said they couldn't rent us a car because of our credit score. So of all the times I talked to this place nothing was mentioned about a credit check. So we got no vehicle and

1 out of 1

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

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Most popular car type

Intermediate

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