Lancaster car hire

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Lancaster car hire information

Pick-up locationLancaster
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Hire locations3
Airport locations0

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Lancaster

  • Compared to other means of transport such as public buses and taxis, car rentals in Lancaster offer more flexibility and convenience for exploring the area. With a rental car, you can easily visit popular attractions like the Ohio Glass Museum, showcasing stunning glass art, and the Georgian Museum, a historic house museum. Enjoy the freedom to tailor your itinerary, access remote spots, and save time on public transportation. Whether exploring cultural sites or natural beauty like Rising Park, Lancaster car rentals generally make your experience in the city better and more memorable.
  • An airport location can be an ideal place to pick up car rentals in Lancaster. However, it’s important to know that the city doesn't have its own airport; the nearest major airport is Port Columbus International Airport (CMH) in Columbus, OH. Upon arrival at Port Columbus International Airport, you can find various car rental companies inside the Rental Car Facility, which is a separate building situated a short distance from the terminal. This building is on the ground level near the baggage claim area. Simply follow signs for "Rental Cars" to access a range of car rental options.
  • When renting and driving a car in Lancaster, remember that the city tends to have calm driving styles and adherence to traffic laws. Ensure you have a valid driver's license, insurance, and follow local road regulations. Ohio law mandates that children under 4 and weighing less than 40 pounds use a child safety seat. For those aged 4 to 8 and under 4 feet 9 inches tall, a booster seat is required. Keep these rules in mind to enjoy a safe and pleasant driving experience in Lancaster.
  • Using car rentals in Lancaster can be challenging during rush hours, typically from 7:30 am to 9:00 am and 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Traffic congestion is common on routes like East Main Street and Memorial Drive, impacting travel times. Limited parking spots in popular areas like downtown can also pose difficulties. Planning trips outside these peak hours and exploring alternative routes can help mitigate these challenges and ensure a smoother driving experience with your rental car.
  • Book your car hire in Lancaster at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Supplier choice car hire in Lancaster are around 20% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Lancaster

  • How much is the price of fuel in Lancaster?

    The average price of fuel in Lancaster is R71,80 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R862 and R1 149, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Lancaster?

    Supplier choice (Class Special Car or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Lancaster.

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

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

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

    A Special car hire in Lancaster costs R1 064 per day, on average.

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

    A Mini car hire in Lancaster costs R2 015 per day, on average.

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

    A Full Size car hire in Lancaster costs R644 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for renting in Lancaster?

    Lancaster features mostly well-maintained roads with a mix of urban and suburban terrains. For enhanced convenience and comfort, opt for a compact or mid-sized car if you are considering using car rentals in Lancaster. These car types offer maneuverability for navigating narrow streets in downtown areas, and they are fuel-efficient for both city and suburban driving. Lancaster's road network accommodates smaller vehicles comfortably, making parking and driving in the city hassle-free. Overall, a compact or mid-sized car is ideal for a comfortable and efficient exploration of Lancaster's various attractions.

  • What’s the speed limit in Lancaster?

    The speed limit in Lancaster, OH, generally ranges from 25 to 35 mph in residential and urban areas. On main roads and highways, the speed limit can be 45 to 55 mph, depending on the specific road and its location. It's important to watch for posted speed limit signs and adhere to them to ensure safe and legal driving within the city.

  • What are the best places to park in Lancaster?

    In Lancaster, street parking is available downtown and around attractions. Popular parking garages include the Fountain Square Garage and the Columbus Street Garage, costing around $1.25 to $1.75 per hour. Additionally, hotels like the Sheraton Suites offer free on-site parking for guests. Street parking rates vary but are generally affordable at $0.50 to $1.00 per hour. The Fairfield County District Library offers free parking, as well. While exploring, consider these options for convenience and cost-effectiveness, ensuring a seamless experience while visiting Lancaster's attractions and landmarks.

Lancaster car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

10,0

Wonderful

19 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

3 locations in Lancaster

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Locations in Lancaster

2496 Scarborough Blvd

+1 614 759 7285

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

2840 N. Columbus Street

+1 740 681 4291

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
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Friday08:00 - 17:00

5886 Gender Rd

+1 614 553 5225

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The pickup and drop-off were both easy to do and both people were very friendly.

Cons:

A Kia Soul is not similar to a Toyota Corolla. You can fit four people in it to travel but everybody would have to carry what they have in their pockets. Absolutely no trunk room. Makes no sense to rent for long trips unless there are only two people and they don't have a lot of stuff. It was comfortable to drive though.

6,0 Okay

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff at location

Cons:

I called after I noticed 2 hours into my drive and called and they said they won’t do anything for me and I have to figure it out on my own

8,0 Very Good

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendliness of the people who worked with us at the pickup location

Cons:

Did not realize that this was not a location at or close to the airport. There was no shuttle service, so we had to find a way to get to and from ourselves.

2,0 Poor

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

They did not honor my valid reservation, they did not rent me a car. They would not honor your price. I was told no cars were available when there were cars in the lot. It had nothing to do with me, they didn't want to honor your price.

8,4 Very Good

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

They called to confirm so glad they did this is how I found out that the car was in a different location than the airport for pick up. Their pick up and drop off was unbelievable fast.

Cons:

I thought I made reservations for pick up at the airport. I had to make last minute changes to the pick up location. I think I was mislead by the booking agent not Hertz

2,0 Poor

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I was told that the car rental insurance had to be under my personal insurance plan, not the one I paid got when I reserved the car. Then I was told I had to meet a certain credit score criteria, and if it was too low I would be unqualified from renting the car. Also, I had to fill out a form with a lot of personal information as if I was applying for a credit card. Asked me for my social, employment, living situation, etc.

Cons:

The whole situation didn't seem right to me so I'm glad I ended up not paying for this.

1 out of 4

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

1,9

Cleanliness

1.9

Comfort

1.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

1.9

Value for money

1.9

4 locations in Lancaster

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Locations in Lancaster

330 Lincoln Ave.

+1 740 653 0124

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday10:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

4233 Eastland Square Dr

+1 614 836 2500

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday10:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

601 Hill Rd N

+1 614 321 2512

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday10:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

6501 Tussing Rd

+1 614 759 0115

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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8,0 Very Good

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Very good

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff. Drop off was easy.

Cons:

All good

6,0 Okay

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was easy and the associate was helpful.

Cons:

Picking the car up was very inconvenient. Needed a credit card, utility bill, etc. It is easier to buy a car. The associates that were working when I picked up the car had attitudes and tried pushing the extra insurance on me. I will never rent a car again.

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2023

KAYAK
Everything was great. Will rent from them again thanks.

6,0 Okay

Oct 2022

KAYAK
I had no idea this type of vehicle even existed. The ford eco sport. It runs. And that’s all that really matters. It doesn’t seem super safe out in the country where I live but — like I said, it runs. Unfortunately I got hit by a massive hail storm in my 21 ford bronco - and I realize there is a shortage of loaner vehicles right now- I just didn’t imagine this tiny little car being the $2000 option. I’m grateful to have found a loaner, it is clean etc. the check oil light is on, so I emailed to say it’s on and they said it’s been changed it just needs reset and now the car smells like oil.

1,9 Poor

Sep 2021

KAYAK
No cars available after reservation made.

1 out of 2

Avis

6,7

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Lancaster

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2957 Taylor Road Ext

+1 614 751 0100

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday07:30 - 17:30
Sunday13:00 - 17:00

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Rent-A-Wreck

2,0

Poor

No reviews available

One location in Lancaster

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Locations in Lancaster

509 South Broad St

+1 740 654 7368

Opening times not available

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Budget

No score available yet

One location in Lancaster

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Locations in Lancaster

2957 Taylor Road Ext

+1 614 501 4578

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday07:30 - 17:30
Sunday13:00 - 17:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2023

KAYAK
Perfectly fine. Great Mileage by the vehicle I drove.

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2023

KAYAK
Customer service was 2nd to none! I’ll always go back whenever I need to rent in the future. Great experience.

7,9 Good

Sep 2021

KAYAK
we had a very SUV clean and comfortable ride.

1 out of 1

30 travellers who hired a car in Lancaster gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.7

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