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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Lexington

  • Consider getting Lexington car rentals when you visit Virginia to gain the flexibility and comfort of traversing the city. Driving around the city is the best way to discover many hidden gems. In contrast to public transportation, which often gets crowded and takes a while to arrive at the destination, car rentals in Lexington win out on reliability and convenience. Besides, you will spend less on transportation if you plan an extended stay in the city. You can learn the city's history at Virginia Military Institute Museum or explore the area’s natural wonders like Natural Bridge. Also, you can wine and dine at Season's Yield Farm at Haywood's.
  • Many airports serve flights to Lexington. The nearest ones are Roanoke Regional Airport (ROA), Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport (SHD), and Lynchburg Regional Airport (LYH). They are 49, 51, and 58 miles from the city center, respectively. Travelers arriving at ROA can find rental counters in the Arrivals near the baggage claim area. The car rental desks at SHD are in the airport terminal, across from the baggage claim and security screening area. If you land at LYH, the rental desks are in the Arrivals hall near the baggage carousel. Expect Budget, Hertz, Avis, and Enterprise.
  • Generally, driving your car rentals in Lexington is manageable because roads are well-developed and maintained. Drivers are generally less impatient and abide by traffic regulations. But driving in the city has its fair share of challenges. Although jaywalking is uncommon, drive carefully in densely populated areas to keep pedestrians safe. Again, Lexington is a bicycle-friendly city. You will likely encounter several cyclists. Drive cautiously when approaching them. Since motorbikes use the same lanes as motorists, drive carefully because bikers can overlook traffic regulations.
  • Like other cities in Virginia, Lexington experiences heavy traffic during peak travel hours. Despite the city boasting incredible roads, it still experiences dense traffic because the number of residents accessing the city with private vehicles is overwhelming. Also, human traffic on some commuter and business streets contributes to road congestion in the city. Usually, Lexington experiences traffic congestion from 6 am to 9 am and 4 pm to 6 pm. Planning your routes well is paramount; it will help avoid bumping into traffic snarl-ups.
  • Book your car hire in Lexington at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy hire cars in Lexington are around 42% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Lexington

  • How much is the price of fuel in Lexington?

    The average price of fuel in Lexington is R71,61 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R859 and R1 146, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Lexington?

    Economy (Mitsubishi Mirage or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Lexington.

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

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

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

    An Economy car hire in Lexington costs R1 404 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Lexington?

    A Compact car hire in Lexington costs R849 per day, on average.

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

    A Full Size car hire in Lexington costs R3 038 per day, on average.

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

    Lexington car rental agencies offer a wide selection of vehicles. The roads are well-established with spacious streets. Thus, the car type you want to drive in the city depends on your specific logistic needs. As a solo traveler, look for the smallest vehicle possible. In addition to helping you beat heavy traffic on major roads, a smaller car will also help you minimize your expenditure on transportation since it consumes less gas and requires a smaller parking spot. If you travel in a group, look for a vehicle with a larger capacity.

  • What is the speed limit in Lexington?

    Be sure to observe the varying speed limits when driving your car rentals in Lexington. Aside from saving you from trouble with traffic authorities, it keeps you and other road users safe. Unless posted otherwise, the speed limit in Lexington is 35 mph on unpaved roads and 25 mph on thickly inhabited areas of residence, businesses, and schools. The speed limit on rural interstates is 70 mph, and 65 mph on urban interstates. Remember to observe the posted speed limits.

  • Where are the best places to park in Lexington?

    The best place to park your car rentals in Lexington is downtown. Downtown offers many parking options and lets you access other utilities like accommodations, business centers, nightlife, and eateries. Downtown parking meters and garages provide parking services for a fee, operating in a pay-per-display system. Generally, parking costs around $1.25 per hour. Free on-street parking is available at 20 S. Randolph Street between Washington and Nelson Streets. If you are lucky, you can get a spot at Main & Nelson or near Main & Washington, which fill up first.

Lexington car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

2,0

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

6 locations in Lexington

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18337 Forest Rd

+1 434 385 4880

Monday08:00 - 17:30
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33 Quarry Ln.

+1 540 463 4679

Monday08:00 - 17:30
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3913 Old Forest Road

+1 434 385 7511

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4449 S. Amherst Hwy.

+1 434 385 7511

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803 S Lexington Ave

+1 540 965 7698

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915 Blue Ridge Ave

+1 540 586 8774

Monday08:00 - 17:30
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2,0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
I booked a car and it wasn't even available. Why can you book when there aren't any vehicles available?

9,2 Wonderful

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

We got a car that did not have a manual with information on how to access the controls. The car honked every time we tried to use the cruise control. And it took forever to get the ad by Serius XM to go off the screen. We finally went online to find the car manual and were then able to locate and use the controls. The car worked well after that. More importantly, the people at Enterprise couldn’t have been nicer to deal with.

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes very

8,8 Very Good

Dec 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Eddie was awesome and a super friendly guy!

4,8 Mediocre

Jun 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

The car was still dirty from previous usage (trash, cigarette butts, etc.) 1st car the maintenance required light came on so we had to delay leaving for trip in order to switch to another rental.

10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Fast, friendly, easy to work with, and put my family and my concerns first.

1 out of 3

Avis

6,4

Best rated

One location in Lexington

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2018 Lakeside Drive

+1 434 316 7121

Monday08:00 - 17:30
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5,2 Fair

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was clean; good gas mileage.

Cons:

Pick up was supposed to be at 8am but because only one staff member was there and she was dealing with a customer who was renting a moving van, she couldn't even start helping me until 8:30. Then she couldn't find my reservation. The delay caused me to miss one of my meetings.

1 out of 1

Hertz

No score available yet

2 locations in Lexington

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1291 Burnbridge Road

+1 434 208 1134

Monday08:00 - 17:30
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3826 Old Forest Rd

+1 434 201 2225

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10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff helped me t sync my phone since I had never done it before and all was easy after that.

Cons:

I had not requested this kind of car, yet I found that I was more than pleased with every aspect of it. And since I sat in that car for three days straight, driving from east coast to west coast, that is saying quite a lot.

2,0 Poor

Jul 2022

KAYAK
Terrible customer interaction. Car was filthy. Will not rent from Hertz again.

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2022

KAYAK
It’s okay

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2022

KAYAK
The staff at the hertz Lynchburg are very friendly and go above and beyond in customer service. Would definitely rent from there again.

6,0 Okay

Feb 2022

KAYAK
I originally had a reservation for a Saturday, but I arrived and there was no car available for me to rent. I had to scramble to borrow a car for a few day. They did work to provide a car the following Monday so that helped a bit, but they set it up as a brand new reservation and the price per day was $60 more per day then my original reservation. I didn't realize the price had changed until I dropped it off at the end of my trip. They said they couldn't fix anything after the rental contract had ended. The whole process seemed very hap hazard and would have left me in a huge lurch if I didn't have a friend I could borrow a car from for a few days.

4,0 Mediocre

Feb 2022

KAYAK
Our check in process took a very long time and concluded in us being given an absolutely filthy car. We had to stop at a gas station and buy cleaning supplies so we could stop feeling gross while driving to our destination. Drop off was a little frustrating because we had to pass several Hertz locations that were closed. When we called hertz to inquire about dropping off our car at one of those locations, they said the key drop box would only be available when that location was open. What’s the point? We ended up getting our drop off changed to an airport that was closer than the original drop off location in the end.

1 out of 3

Budget

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One location in Lexington

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2018 Lakeside Drive

+1 434 316 7081

Monday08:00 - 17:30
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6,4 Okay

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Car was not ready at pick-up. Still needed to be cleaned. Gas tank only 1/4 full Car hood was left ajar, as I started to drive I noticed it and pulled over to close it.

6,8 Okay

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was clean and well maintained. Comfortable for 4 people and the luggage for 4 people. Trip was fast and furious because of a family death. Car was good on gas and very comfortable ride.

Cons:

When I arrived at the small rental office I was told my car was no longer available because I was more than an hour late. Even though I had reserved the car with a CC. The clerk was not overly friendly and acted as if she was doing me a favor by looking for another rental in a full size car. I most likely will return to Enterprise for my future car rental needs.

2,0 Poor

Apr 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Absolutely nothing.

Cons:

They lost my reservation. The store wasn't staffed during business hours (the doors were locked and a number was posted on the door). When I called, they said they closed early because they ran out of cars and accused me of making up my reservation.

1 out of 1

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

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