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Huntsville car hire information

Pick-up locationHuntsville
Car types
Hire locations14
Airport locations7

Cheap car hire in Huntsville

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Huntsville

  • Rent a car for your stay in Huntsville to make the most of your trip and explore everything the city has to offer, like the US Space and Rocket Center or the many land trusts dotted around the city. Seize the opportunity to also check out the surroundings along the Tennessee River like Point Mallard Water Park, which is a half-hour drive from Huntsville’s center.
  • Huntsville International Airport is located 13 miles southwest of the city center, and the quickest way to reach the city is by renting a car on the airport grounds. The airport boasts various onsite hire agencies like Budget, Enterprise, and Avis, which offer cars for every taste and need. To be in Huntsville within less than twenty minutes, head to the I-565 E when leaving the airport.
  • Winter can bring plenty of snow to the state of Alabama, and Huntsville’s roads can be dangerously slippery during these months. With proper winter tires and defensive driving, travelers should, however, face no problems with their hire car. Ensure there is also an ice scraper in the car to clear windows and mirrors after a frosty night.
  • Huntsville is one of the bigger cities in Alabama, and traffic congestions are regular companions of everyday driving. If you are not keen to be stuck in traffic jams, refrain from driving through the city between rush hours, which are usually in the morning between 7 and 9 am and from 5 to 8 pm in the evening. Especially the arterial interstates 565 and US-431 face increased traffic during these times.
  • Book your car hire in Huntsville at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Full-size car hire in Huntsville are around 15% cheaper than other car types, on average

Huntsville car hire experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travellers who hired a car in Huntsville 
Verified travelerJul 2023
Be very careful and cautious ! Make sure you are driving for you and others on the road. I definitely recommend Enterprise insurance incase something unfortunate happens.
Verified travelerAug 2023
Nice city. The car rental return is a b it confusing.

FAQs about hiring a car in Huntsville

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

    Huntsville is the perfect base for venturing out into the beautiful Alabama countryside, and a 4-wheel-drive car promises a smooth and safe ride. Especially when visiting during the winter, the roads can be covered with sleet or snow and drivers will want to have sufficient traction for their trips in and around the city.

  • What’s the speed limit in Huntsville?

    If there is no speed limit sign posted, 30 mph is permitted to drive within the city limits of Huntsville. On rural roads outside the city, 45 mph is allowed, and 70 mph is the limit on interstates and freeways. Always adjust your speed for the prevailing weather and road conditions, especially when snow or ice cover the roads.

  • Where are the best places to park in Huntsville?

    There are various parking options in Huntsville, including metered on-street parking as well as public lots and garages. On-street parking costs about $0.50 per hour and time restrictions apply Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. Parking outside these times and on public holidays is free. Parking garages in Huntsville include the Central City Parking on Clifton Avenue and on Madison Street.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Huntsville?

    The average price of fuel in Huntsville is R66,87 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R802 and R1 070, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Huntsville?

    Full-size (Toyota Camry or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Huntsville.

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

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

  • How much does a Full Size car hire cost in Huntsville?

    A Full Size car hire in Huntsville costs R1 111 per day, on average.

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

    A Standard car hire in Huntsville costs R1 361 per day, on average.

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

    An Economy car hire in Huntsville costs R1 289 per day, on average.

Huntsville car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8,4

Very Good

86 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.1

Value for money

8.3

5 locations in Huntsville

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Locations in Huntsville

1000 Glenn Hearn Blvd Sw

+1 833 898 2146

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
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1006 Jordan Ln Nw

+1 256 532 3117

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday12:00 - 15:00
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11803 Memorial Pkwy Sw

+1 256 880 5224

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
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2401 Bob Wallace Avenue

+1 256 534 9700

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
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6755-a University Dr Nw

+1 256 430 1818

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
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10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Customer service was fantastic.

2,0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

I hated literally everything about this rental

Cons:

When I select a specific airport I do not expect the reservation to be switched to a satellite rental office 30 minutes away from the airport and then be told by your customer service that there is absolutely nothing that can be done. Time, effort, money, and stress added to travel is not something that is needed. In the event I consider using your services again I’ve requested friends to brain me with a heavy object. This state would be preferable to trying to the nonsense I experienced.

8,8 Very Good

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

I like the offer of picking up the vehicle a day early for free and the free upgrade.

Cons:

Cleanliness of the vehicle...smelled of smoke and no covid19 assurances as in the commercial, in fact it wasn’t even addressed by the agent until I asked.

8,4 Very Good

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was great

Cons:

Took a long time to get my car

8,0 Very Good

May 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was friendly and the drop-off was easy.

Cons:

The car was dirty on the outside and had a bad smell on the inside.

7,6 Good

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Still never got my receipt from drop off

1 out of 17

Alamo

7,9

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.7

Value for money

7.7

One location in Huntsville

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Locations in Huntsville

1000 Glenn Hearn Blvd Sw

+1 833 898 2147

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
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10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2021

KAYAK
We were expecting a midsize vehicle, but when we arrived all they had was a minivan. I was concerned about it getting terrible gas mileage and being bigger than we needed, but it worked out alright. It was comfortable for the 2 weeks we had it and the gas wasn't as good as we would have liked, but we enjoyed the space and comfort for the amount of time we spent on the road.

2,0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

I reserved a car online, and flew 800 miles . But when i arrived they told me i was not eligible to rent because of a deductible in 2004. Something I still have no knowledge of. Also poor customer service in Huntsville. Alabama.

8,4 Very Good

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

The Lin’s seemed to move slow when I was picking up the car. There was only one person in front of me and it took a good 10 minutes to get me through the line. I’ve always thought car rental companies should pay attention to that metric. The last thing someone wants to be doing after a long airline flight is wait in a slow moving line.

2,0 Poor

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing.

Cons:

The vehicles in my area were advertised falsely. When I arrived to Alamo to pick up the vehicle I found on Kayak, they told me no cars had been available for weeks and had no idea why I found otherwise. Kayak should follow this up. These types of issues can create unnecessary stress for travelers.

2,0 Poor

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing.

Cons:

The vehicles in my area were advertised falsely. When I arrived to Alamo to pick up the vehicle I found on Kayak, they told me no cars had been available for weeks and had no idea why I found otherwise. Kayak should follow this up. These types of issues can create unnecessary stress for travelers.

6,0 Okay

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The drop off was easy.

Cons:

We had a 6:30 pm pickup. We waited over an hour in the heat to get the car. They only had one person scheduled to clean the cars and he was working for three other car rentals in the airport. Very unsatisfactory!

1 out of 8

Avis

7,6

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.6

Value for money

7.5

2 locations in Huntsville

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Locations in Huntsville

1000 Glenn Hearn Blvd Sw

+1 256 258 1034

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
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4808 University Drive

+1 256 562 0150

Monday13:00 - 17:0008:00 - 17:00
Tuesday13:00 - 17:0008:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:0013:00 - 17:00
Thursday13:00 - 17:0008:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:0013:00 - 17:00
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6,0 Okay

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

They put the spinner knob on when I mentioned that I didn't need hand controls.

Cons:

Customer service I am still trying to figure out what the extra $109 charge is for and no one will tell me.

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was friendly and helpful

6,0 Okay

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

The car smelled terrible like smoke. That’s not good when it’s 97 degrees out and you have to have windows closed with air on. It gave me a terrible headache.

4,8 Mediocre

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Car rental staff was nice, the location can't be beat--just get off the down escalator right by Baggage Claim and there it is!

Cons:

Renters were at the mercy of whoever looked at the long list of reservations and did not authorize delivering more cars for rental until an SOS from the desk staff. Waited over an hour for cars to be available so they could rent them--NOT professional at all and very unhappy customers!

6,4 Okay

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Fast customer service.

Cons:

Selection of cars.

10,0 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

ease of pick up and drop off

Cons:

nothing!

1 out of 9

Budget

7,3

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.4

Value for money

7.0

2 locations in Huntsville

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Locations in Huntsville

1000 Glenn Hearn Blvd Sw

+1 256 258 1038

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
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3154 University Drive Nw

+1 256 319 1613

Monday08:00 - 17:0014:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:0014:00 - 16:30
Wednesday14:00 - 16:3008:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:0014:00 - 16:30
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8,0 Very Good

Nov 2023

KAYAK
E

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
V

8,0 Very Good

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Inside windshield was filthy . But the same with all car rentals I use Why is that always consistently the same ??😩

8,0 Very Good

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Great!

4,8 Mediocre

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

When I arrived to pick up the car, the car I reserved was available. I was informed that I could accept a two-car downgrade or an upgrade to a 15 passager van. Needless-to-say, neither was acceptable. It took nearly 45 minutes to convince the agent to request a car trade with one of the other ren

Cons:

trading a car with one of the other rental car agencies, in order to honor the rental agreement should have been the 1st option. I was eventually given a Malibu instead of the premium vehicle that was listed on my reservation. Additionally, the car's gas tank was only 3/4 full. Better service.

3,6 Poor

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Desk help

Cons:

Did not have the size car I reserved

1 out of 8

National

9,7

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.7

Value for money

9.2

One location in Huntsville

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Locations in Huntsville

1000 Glenn Hearn Blvd Sw

+1 844 370 7396

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
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10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Awesome customer service and efficiency!

1 out of 1

Hertz

4,7

Mediocre

13 reviews

Cleanliness

4.8

Comfort

4.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.5

Value for money

4.8

One location in Huntsville

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Locations in Huntsville

2223 Memorial Pkwy S.w.

+1 256 551 2744

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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2,0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

They didn’t have any car available when I went to pick up up the car I rented and paid for insurance! They stole my money, this people are stilling money from anybody!

2,0 Poor

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Lower the deposit.

2,0 Poor

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

I never got with me so I never picked up the car

Cons:

Maybe if you had a person I would talk to somebody would be a whole lot better

2,0 Poor

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

I arrived to pick up my car and was informed that they had no reservation for me. The insurance I purchased I was charged for. But the reservation charge never went through. I ended up having to just book another car from a different provider across town.

2,0 Poor

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

I had a reservation and when I arrived they turned me away without renting a car to me because they ran out of cars.

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Everyone was so nice and helpful!

1 out of 3

Easirent

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One location in Huntsville

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Locations in Huntsville

Huntsville International Airport-Carl T Jones Field

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Sunnycars

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One location in Huntsville

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Locations in Huntsville

1000 Glean Hearn Blvd.

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234 travellers who hired a car in Huntsville gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7,6

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