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Latham car hire information

Pick-up locationLatham
Car types
Hire locations2
Airport locations0

Cheap car hire in Latham

Mini
Economy
Compact
Intermediate
Standard
Full-size
Luxury
People carrier
Passenger van
SUV
Commercial
Pick-up truck

KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Latham

  • Utilizing Latham's car rental services presents an excellent chance to thoroughly explore various parts of the city while enjoying numerous advantages. By opting for a car rental, you gain the opportunity to select the best routes to your desired destinations and maintain complete control over your travel itinerary. Choosing to use car rentals in Latham grants you unparalleled freedom and flexibility, far beyond the limitations of relying solely on fixed public transportation routes. Moreover, it simplifies your visits to well-known attractions in Latham, like Cohoes Falls Park and The Enchanted City.
  • Albany International Airport (ALB), which is the major airport serving Latham and located about 13 miles from the city center, provides a wide array of choices for car rentals in Latham, with both on-site and offsite rental agencies available. The convenience of on-site car rental reservation counters within the terminal, close to the baggage claim area, ensures easy access. The rental cars have a designated parking area within the airport's parking garage. It's important to be aware that all car rentals at Albany Intl Airport, including those booked through online airline platforms, are subject to an airport charge.
  • When contemplating car rentals in Latham, it's essential to keep in mind several important factors. A key consideration is the safety of children under 12 or those below 4'9" in height, which can be ensured by using booster seats. Nonetheless, it's worth noting that rental companies may apply extra charges for providing these seats. To steer clear of any unfavorable encounters with law enforcement, particularly in the city center, adopting a defensive driving approach becomes paramount. The authorities in Latham are particularly vigilant in enforcing traffic laws, given the frequent instances of reckless pedestrian and bicycle crossings on major thoroughfares.
  • Getting around Latham, NY, can be quite challenging due to significant weekday traffic during morning and evening peak hours. Specifically, major highways like Route 7 (Troy Schenectady Road) and Route 2 (Troy-Schenectady Road) are heavily congested between 6:30 am and 9 am and approximately between 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm. To avoid potential delays, it is advisable to leave at least 30 minutes earlier than your planned departure time when driving on Route 7 (Troy Schenectady Road) and Route 2 (Troy-Schenectady Road) during these specific periods.
  • Book your car hire in Latham at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hire in Latham are around -45% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Latham

  • What is the best car hire company in Latham?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire in Latham is Budget (7,9, 71 reviews).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Latham?

    The average price of fuel in Latham is R66,91 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R803 and R1 071, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Latham?

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

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

    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 Latham?

    A Mini car hire in Latham costs R1 544 per day, on average.

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

    An Economy car hire in Latham costs R1 237 per day, on average.

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

    An Intermediate car hire in Latham costs R1 166 per day, on average.

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

    In Latham, NY, many customers who choose car rentals tend to prefer compact and sedan vehicles. This is because these cars are known for their practicality, comfort, and fuel efficiency, making them ideal for everyday use on the city's well-kept roads. However, if you're looking for more versatility and storage capacity, it would be wise to consider an SUV from the car rental companies in Latham, such as a double-cab truck. SUVs have several benefits, including the ability to transport large items and embark on local road trips, thanks to their better visibility and capability to handle challenging driving conditions.

  • What’s the speed limit in Latham?

    Kindly adhere to the speed regulations imposed by the New York Highway Authorities while operating rental cars in Latham unless instructed otherwise. In school zones, the speed limit is 20 mph, except if indicated otherwise by road signs. For non-residential and urban areas in Latham, the designated speed limit is 30 mph unless stated otherwise. Moreover, exercise caution and refrain from exceeding 70 mph on highways and freeways within Latham. Always remain vigilant and attentive to traffic signs as they may influence these speed limits.

  • Where are the best places to park in Latham, New York?

    Latham has several shopping centers and malls that offer ample parking spaces. These include Latham Farms, Newton Plaza, and Latham Circle Mall. If you plan to visit any stores or restaurants in these areas, you can often find convenient parking nearby for free. Latham has public parking lots and garages available in the downtown and commercial areas. Check for signs indicating public parking, ask locals for recommendations, and be prepared to pay at least a $2 parking fee per hour.

Latham car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

6,6

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.0

Value for money

6.5

2 locations in Latham

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364 Troy Schenectady Road

+1 518 783 0178

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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737 Albany Shaker Rd.

+1 518 456 1777

Monday05:30 - 23:59
Tuesday05:30 - 23:59
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8,4 Very Good

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

East pick-up and drop-off, friendly staff.

Cons:

Car was smaller then expected and looked like it hasn't been cleaned before I picked it up. Asking for a credit card to rent or running a credit checked seemed excessive to rent a vehicle.

3,2 Poor

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Convenience; pickup closeby.

Cons:

Car not clean; scratches on front and rear bumper. Power outlet not working so could not use gps. Had to call hertz to exchnge car. Replacement car is ok.

8,4 Very Good

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

compact car averaged 33 mpg.Friendly service.Save on gas and by renting through Kayak

Cons:

I refused the first car they did the paperwork for because it had bald tires.Both cars were dirty but they gave me a free car wash coupon.

6,8 Okay

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy to find.

Cons:

Longer than normal wait

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy pick up and return. Great rate.

Cons:

Salesman a little pushy. I know its policy to try and upsell but he was just a little overbearing. Ins. and taxes cost more than rental fee.

9,6 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The pickup and drop off were so easy that I could hardly believe that I had not forgotten something.

1 out of 6

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

5,4

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

3.0

Value for money

6.0

2 locations in Latham

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357 Troy Schenectady Rd

+1 518 783 1091

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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737 Albany Shaker Rd

+1 844 934 1076

Monday06:00 - 23:30
Tuesday06:00 - 23:30
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6,8 Okay

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

They didn't have enough staff to drop me off home after I returned the vehicle. Everything else was really good, no complaints.

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Loved this car. Friendly staff

6,8 Okay

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I liked the final price and the choice of car.

Cons:

The pickup location listed on the itinerary was not the pickup location. It was the Enterprise gated lot where the inventory is kept, a mile away. The literal hike back to where I knew the Enterprise booth was at the airport (at a completely different address than was listed on my itinerary), was a complete waste of my time. I have had to take shuttles about a mile away from the airport in different locations to pickup rental cars in the past, so the initial directions taking me past the airport did not seem out of the ordinary for pickup at first. Once finally at the counter, the sales rep tried to tell me the insurance I could opt for at $9/day was $14/day. I had it right on the paper print out but he acted "surprised." I am smart enough to know that this was an attempted upsell. I am also aware that you do not even need this insurance, so I asked him to forget it all together. Then I was told that the car rate was going up because of this. Which annoys me. 1.) Because my rate was booked independent of the insurance I hadn't opted into yet, and 2.) Because this was Saturday morning. I was taking a car off his hands for the weekend that would otherwise badly affect his numbers. I almost cancelled all together because of this until miraculously I rented an upgraded car for a discounted rate (that was still an upsell for him) after explaining I know how this works. Way too much BS to go through especially when surrounded by other car rental services in the airport who are also trying to get rid of cars over the weekend. The lines at the other desks were the sole reason I rented with Enterprise.

10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly and helpful staff

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Cost.

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

This was speedy. The people at the desk are very friendly and helpful. My car was easy to get to and ready for me when I got out there. A young man named Sean was especially knowledgeable and helpful.

1 out of 3

Easirent

4,7

Mediocre

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Albany County Airport

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737 Albany Shaker Road

+1 518 242 4450

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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8,0 Very Good

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Pressure in tires was bad. Window washer fluid was basically null. Car servicing needs help.

8,0 Very Good

Jan 2024

KAYAK
And everywhere in the door. Someone had driven into the beach and it was not cleaned out. No sand in the car itself.

8,0 Very Good

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy pickup

Cons:

Signage for self drop off in the garage (keys in car or to drop box, space number or drop lane, etc.

8,0 Very Good

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The e-z pass did not work consistently. I informed them of this at drop off and that I missed a toll due to that and not being able to back up to pay

6,0 Okay

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and helpful at pick-up. Process was relatively quick. Nobody there for drop off so hopefully that went ok. I just dropped the keys in a box.

Cons:

Car stunk like cigarettes and then I found a pack under the seat. I guess that was missed by whoever cleaned the car

3,6 Poor

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Convenience of picking up the vehicle close by

Cons:

Vehicle could have been washed and cleaned. Vehicle had damage that I needed to report before taking the vehicle.

1 out of 31

Alamo

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One location in Latham

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737 Albany Shaker Rd

+1 844 366 2649

Monday06:00 - 23:30
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8,0 Very Good

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Process was easy out and easy in. Only problem was trying to update a discontinued email that was a struggle to update and still seems incorrect, so never received the final document.

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Great customer service on both ends. Price could have been lower, but it was a better deal than we found elsewhere.

10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Excellent.

6,0 Okay

May 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was well equipped with blind spot detection, especially useful driving in Boston.

Cons:

I had reserved a sedan but only SUVs and Mini-vans were available. When I said that I would not drive one of those types of vehicles, I was told that I would have to wait about half an hour. When I said that I would wait, within one minute a sedan was available. Interesting! This is similar to being seated at the worst table in a restaurant when there are no other people there. Is this common practice?

9,6 Wonderful

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

No issues on pick up or drop off. Albany is on site. I had to wait for attendant to show but only a couple of minutes

Cons:

No signs for car rental returns at LaGuardia so you have to look up yourself.

10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Price + Ease of Pick-up + Clean Car + Modern Amenities

Cons:

Nothing.

1 out of 9

AutoEurope

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One location in Latham

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Albany International Airport

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Sunnycars

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One location in Latham

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737 Albany Shaker Road

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737 Albany Shaker Rd, 737 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, , USA New York

+1 914 368 0091

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251 travellers who hired a car in Latham gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4,7

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Mini

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