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Hire locations8
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Cheap car hire in Lafayette

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Lafayette

  • There are many advantages of renting a car in Lafayette city. First of all, there are a lot of car rentals in Lafayette that ensure you get a car to suit your needs. Renting a car gives you the freedom to explore the city and its surroundings at your own pace. You can visit the places that are more accessible if you have a car. Alternatively, you can use public transport which may be more expensive and less flexible.
  • Renting a car in Lafayette may be simple, but driving the same car to and from your destinations may be tricky during certain seasons. For instance, for Lafayette residents, fall is one of their favorite seasons because it's when the city's harvest takes place. The good harvest may be exciting, but it considerably impacts traffic on the major routes. During the fall harvest, you should be aware that most local and highway roads experience a surge in the number of slow-moving agricultural equipment, including tractors, combines, and grain wagons. The slow-moving equipment may cause traffic snarl-ups, leading to frustrating delays on major roads. Being familiar with local routes may allow you to escape these delays.
  •  There are a few things to know about getting a car rentals in Lafayette at the airport. The rental car offices are located in the Terminal A parking garage. There is an airport shuttle that goes to the rental car office, but it only runs every half hour. If you are renting a car during peak times, it may be cheaper to take a taxi or Uber to your destination.
  • Lafayette is served by numerous car rental agencies. Common among these agencies are; Hertz, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, and National car rentals. These Lafayette car rentals are distributed in about seven locations where you can access and rent your car for business, road trips, or sporting purposes. To rent a car, you can visit any of these cheap car rentals in Lafayette; 840 Sagamore Parkway North, 1452 Aviation Dr, 3705 Mccarty Ln, 812 Sagamore Parkway North, 3431 Fairfield Ct, 901 W Broadway St, or 1411 Sagamore Pkwy N.
  • When driving car rentals in Lafayette, there are some things you should keep in mind. For example, it is important to be aware of the many pedestrians who may be crossing the street, especially near the downtown area. Jaywalking is not as common here as in other cities, but it is still important to be cautious when driving. Additionally, there are several one-way streets in the city, so be sure to pay attention to the signs.
  • When renting your car from any cheap car rental in Lafayette, you should remember that Lafayette has a toll road, the Lafayette Regional Xpressway. Its tall charges depend on the type of vehicle being driven. For instance, if you drive 2-axle cars, you will pay about $5 to use this causeway. You should also note that you can pay as low as $3 with a toll tag when utilizing the GEAUXPASS system. If you are traveling on a fixed budget, you should therefore consider compact or Economy cars that will attract fewer toll fees than full-size SUVs.
  • Driving car rentals in Lafayette can be tricky. Lafayette experiences heavy traffic during rush hour, which typically lasts from 7 am to 9 am and 4 pm to 6 pm. The most congested roads are Interstates 10 and 49, as well as Louisiana Highway 35. Winter weather can also make driving conditions more difficult. Lafayette generally experiences mild winters, but icy conditions can still occur. Drivers should exercise caution when driving on icy roads.
  • Book your car hire in Lafayette at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hire in Lafayette are around 31% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Lafayette

  • How much is the price of fuel in Lafayette?

    The average price of fuel in Lafayette is R72,68 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R872 and R1 163, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Lafayette?

    Intermediate (Chevrolet Bolt EUV or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Lafayette.

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

    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 Lafayette?

    An Intermediate car hire in Lafayette costs R1 121 per day, on average.

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

    A Mini car hire in Lafayette costs R2 327 per day, on average.

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

    A Special car hire in Lafayette costs R1 131 per day, on average.

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

    The type of car that is recommended for driving in Lafayette City is a sedan. A sedan is a good choice for driving in the city because it is a smaller car, so it is easier to maneuver in tight spaces. Additionally, a sedan gets good gas mileage, so it is more affordable to drive in the city. Another good option for car rentals in Lafayette City is a compact car. Compact cars are easy to maneuver in tight spaces and offer good gas mileage, which is important for city driving. They are also less expensive to rent than larger cars. There are a lot of car rentals in Lafayette for you to choose the most suitable car from.

  • Which documents will I need when renting cheap car rentals in Lafayette?

    To rent your car from any of the Lafayette car rentals, you will need a valid driver's license with no major endorsements, a credit or debit card issued in your name, and any other document that identifies you, such as an international passport.

  • What’s the speed limit in Lafayette?

    When driving car rentals in Lafayette, you need to know that the city has a maximum speed limit of 25 mph unless otherwise posted. This is strictly enforced in areas near schools and residential neighborhoods. However, on highways and other main roads, the speed limit is often higher. It is important to pay attention to posted speed limits and drive accordingly. Also, be aware that speed cameras are often used in Lafayette to enforce the speed limit, especially when driving Lafayette car rentals.

  • Are there child seat safety rules in Lafayette?

    If you're driving your rented car from the cheap car rentals in Lafayette with kids, you should remember to adhere to the Louisiana Child Car Seat Laws. In particular, your car seat should have an internal harness. 4-to 6-year-old kids weighing 60 pounds need a belt-positioning booster seat, while your kids above 6 and more than 60 pounds should have a lap-shoulder belt seat.

  • Where are the best places to park in Lafayette?

    the best places to park Lafayette car rentals will vary depending on your individual needs and preferences. However, there are a few general tips that can help you find the best parking options in the city. If you are looking for free parking, the best places to look are on the outskirts of town or in residential neighborhoods. If you are willing to pay for parking, downtown Lafayette is your best bet, as there are several public parking garages and surface lots available.

Lafayette car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

6,5

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

6.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.4

Value for money

6.3

One location in Lafayette

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Locations in Lafayette

812 Sagamore Parkway North

+1 765 447 4038

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Car was very clean. Staff at the pickup location was great. Drop off at airport a bit confusing and not particularly friendly.

4,0 Mediocre

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly, helpful staff

Cons:

Had to wait 24hrs to use a MasterCard debit card, and car had a leaking tire with a spike in it that had to be filled multiple times with air throughout the trip.

4,0 Mediocre

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Vehicle ran well, gas mileage good!

Cons:

Vehicle did not live up to ad, very small not a 7 passenger 4 bag vehicle. we had five adults and 4 bags and were cramped!

2,0 Poor

Apr 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

nothing, tried to get it cancelled for over 2 weeks, and still don't know if it was cancelled or not!!!!!

Cons:

answer the phone or have a customer service person, or something that would help old people, that are not computer savaory. to assist us old people

8,8 Very Good

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff member I talked to was nice, I was in and out quickly and the rates were fine for the car I was driving (Chevy Sonic).

Cons:

I dropped off my car on a Sunday and the office was closed. I had been told to park in any of the open numbered stalls, but when I arrived the lot was full of cars that had probably also been dropped off during closed hours. It seems like they need a bigger lot if there are going to be so many cars, it was not easy to navigate, especially in the dark.

5,6 Fair

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The manager, was not friendly, asked him if he need the insurance that I paid for, he said no didnt need to see it, didnt take me to the rental, pointed at it in the parking lot, and said thats it, didnt come out and do a walk around, for scratches or dings. suv had a very small fuel tank.

Cons:

the service, could of given me alittle bigger SUV, seens I was driving to flordia. couldnt write up, for me to get the suv a day earlier, so had to call the corporate office to get that done, they didnt understand why he couldnt of done either. nothing to write the time, date, milelage down.

1 out of 9

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

6,7

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

7.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.7

Value for money

6.7

4 locations in Lafayette

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Locations in Lafayette

1411 Sagamore Pkwy N

+1 765 250 4852

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

1452 Aviation Dr

+1 765 463 4804

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

3431 Fairfield Ct

+1 765 474 0858

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

3705 Mccarty Ln

+1 765 448 4246

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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2,0 Poor

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

They were nice, as was the vehicle

Cons:

We went without a vehicle for half of the time we paid for

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was very helpful.

Cons:

You guy's got things down to a sweet science. Keep up the good work.

2,0 Poor

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

They make it impossible for you to rent a car. Everything is fine if you have a credit card. You can use debit, but they have to do so much extra. My main issue was, even though I had to money to rent the car, I couldn't because I was not a resident of the state in which I was renting the car. Why does that even matter? Then because of legal stuff, another person cannot rent the car for you. I could not even be approved as a driver due to not having a credit card in my name or being an in-state resident. Maybe Enterprise has these rules on their site, but when reserving through a third party site, the FAQs, and rules and regs can be overlooked. The worst part was the customer service. The Enterprise workers continually gave me a series of wrong information with no remorse. I called before I even arrived asking if I could pay with a debit card. You think at that point, she could have told me I had to be an in-state resident. Then another worker said I could just run over to my bank and get a credit card. Was she insane? You cannot get a credit card same day. You have to be approved then the card takes a few days to get to you. I needed the vehicle that day because I was leaving the next morning. Enterprise wasted 3 hours of my day and were not apologetic at all or offered any alternative solution. It all worked out in the end,no thanks to Enterprise. I canceled my reservation (Thank God, Free of Charge, because I would have raised hell otherwise!!) I rented a Uhaul no hassle whatsoever! GET IT TOGETHER, ENTERPRISE!!! In my book, you are the worst!

8,8 Very Good

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Due to a long line in the Lafayette office and another customer who changed his preferences for a car at the last minute, the clerk kindly gave us the other customer's original reservation, a Camaro, at no extra charge. He also made it easy to return the car by not requiring it to be returned full of fuel. This was an excellent experience for our First wedding anniversary overnighter.

Cons:

The credit card charges took one week to appear, making payment confusing.

8,0 Very Good

Jun 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff called to confirm reservation ahead of time, and were quick and easy to work with. I got more car than I paid for (likely because of the current shortage happening in rentals) without any hassle or up-charges.

Cons:

Their service department needs to do a better job of checking vehicle settings before returning cars to service. I had a "low tire pressure" light come on about 100miles into travel, and stayed on my whole trip even though there was nothing wrong with tire pressure (checked and confirmed multiple times). It caused a bit of a headache to constantly see that indicator light on.

1 out of 2

Avis

5,2

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.4

Value for money

5.2

One location in Lafayette

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Locations in Lafayette

840 Sagamore Parkway North

+1 765 446 1167

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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7,2 Good

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The guy who helped us was really nice. Very convenient pick up/drop off location.

Cons:

There was only one guy working, so when we came in the office no one was there. He was in the garage vacuuming a car. Too bad there isn't enough staff to have someone cover the front desk and someone else clean cars.

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2023

KAYAK
I found it very easy to rent through the website, great service, great car and great price

2,0 Poor

Nov 2022

KAYAK
I reserved a small suv but was given a full size suv. When I asked about a different vehicle, I was told they only had "giant" ones. He also didn't make any offer to make it right.

8,0 Very Good

May 2022

KAYAK
So far so good, extended the lease...

1 out of 2

Budget

2,6

Cleanliness

5.6

Comfort

5.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

3.3

Value for money

4.6

One location in Lafayette

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Locations in Lafayette

840 Sagamore Parkway North

+1 765 449 9130

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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4,0 Mediocre

Nov 2023

KAYAK
When I picked up they didn't provide an option to prepay for gas. Then when I asked I was told "Oh, it's too late I already checked out." It felt unreasonable that I was never given the option.

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Almost a new car, clean kept While taking and returning the car, it was the same service person, so affable and accommodative in answering all queries

Cons:

I didn’t get to book reservations for a bigger car over next weekend and have to check ourselves over the week

2,0 Poor

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

When I get the rental car office they check my credit score and they rejected me

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I was thrilled to find a one-way rental for under $100. The Elantra was nicer than I expected and so fuel efficient.

2,0 Poor

May 2023

KAYAK
poor customer service

2,0 Poor

Mar 2023

KAYAK
I booked a car online, only to be told by the local location that they didn't actually have any car for me. "Then why could I book it online?" I asked. "Oh, the system never shuts off, even when we're booked out," the agent tells me. ??!

1 out of 3

National

8,1

Very Good

No reviews available

Best rated

2 locations in Lafayette

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Locations in Lafayette

1452 Aviation Dr

+1 765 463 4804

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

3705 Mccarty Ln

+1 765 448 4246

Monday05:00 - 21:00
Tuesday05:00 - 21:00
Wednesday05:00 - 21:00
Thursday05:00 - 21:00
Friday05:00 - 21:00
Saturday05:00 - 21:00
Sunday05:00 - 21:00

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66 travellers who hired a car in Lafayette gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.4

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