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Lexington car hire information

Pick-up locationLexington
Car types
Hire locations19
Airport locations10

Cheap car hire in Lexington

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Lexington

  • Whether you explore Lexington’s sights, discover the scenic nature of Daniel Boone National Forest to the east of the city, or visit Kentucky’s capital of Frankfort, about a 40-minute drive away, with a hire car you are flexible and free to do whatever you please during your stay in Lexington. For travelers wanting to explore Kentucky’s biggest city, Louisville can also be conveniently explored from Lexington, as it is only a bit over an hour away by car.
  • Blue Grass Airport is just 7 miles outside Lexington and has various hire car agencies onsite, including Alamo, Enterprise, and Hertz, along with some others. The easiest way to begin your time in Lexington is by picking up a hire car directly from there, allowing you to reach the city in about 15 minutes. Travelers can find the agency service desks in the baggage claim area on the first level, and pick-up and drop-off is right next to the terminal.
  • Lexington is famous for its many scenic routes and driving is generally a pleasant experience; however, heavy rain showers, sleet, and ice can be regular occurrences in Lexington and in Kentucky in general, so prepare for some challenging weather conditions. When the roads are drenched by rain showers or ice, slow down considerably and refrain from driving if you don’t feel comfortable doing so, but find a safe place to park and wait until the weather conditions improve. Also make sure to have the headlights on so other cars can see you coming.
  • As in most US cities, rush hour in Lexington is the most intense on weekdays between 8 and 10 am and 5 and 8 pm, but on the weekends there can also be increased traffic around places of interest, such as the Rupp Arena or Keeneland race track. Plan at least 45 minutes ahead if you have a game or race to get to so that traffic will not be an issue.
  • Book your car hire in Lexington at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hire in Lexington are around 11% cheaper than other car types, on average

Lexington car hire experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travellers who hired a car in Lexington 
DanaNov 2023
Make your reservation directly with the rental company.
Verified travelerJun 2023
Nothing, small airport and easy to get in the out of.
Verified travelerAug 2023
Make sure you get the right Lexington
Verified travelerMay 2023
The under garage where car ia parked is not well lite up so make sure you check your car with a flash light to see any prior damage to vehicle. But over all experience was amazing!!!

FAQs about hiring a car in Lexington

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

    For travelers planning to leave the city limits to go on the many scenic routes around Lexington, a 4-wheel-drive car is a good choice to make, as it gives your car traction and also has no problems handling icy and sleety roads if you are visiting in winter.

  • What’s the speed limit in Lexington?

    Within city limits, the general maximum speed limit is 35 miles per hour, or lower around school areas or in alleys. Rural roads allow up to 55 miles per hour and, on freeways and interstates, there is a maximum speed limit of 65 miles per hour. If there are wet or wintery weather conditions, it is essential to slow down and adjust your speed.

  • Where are the best places to park in Lexington?

    On-street parking is available throughout the city and is metered with a rate of about $1 per hour. Time restrictions often apply, so always check the signs. There are also various parking garages and lots in and around downtown. Most of them cost around $1 per half hour and have a maximum day limit of $10.

  • What is the best car hire company in Lexington?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire in Lexington is Hertz (6,8, 50 reviews).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Lexington?

    The average price of fuel in Lexington 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 Lexington?

    Intermediate (Nissan Rogue 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 Intermediate car hire cost in Lexington?

    An Intermediate car hire in Lexington costs R1 431 per day, on average.

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

    A Mini car hire in Lexington costs R1 764 per day, on average.

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

    A Standard car hire in Lexington costs R3 602 per day, on average.

Lexington car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

7.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.5

Value for money

6.4

3 locations in Lexington

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1018 E New Circle Rd

+1 859 243 0335

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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3801 Nicholasville Rd

+1 859 373 0777

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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4000 Terminal Dr Ste 105

+1 859 254 3496

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
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2,0 Poor

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Hertz did not have a rental vehicle available for me when I tried to pick up my vehicle. I had to wait 5 days to get a vehicle. That I had a reservation seemed to mean nothing to Hertz. Customer service staff tried to be nice but ultimately I was not helped.

2,0 Poor

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Horrible

2,0 Poor

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Hertz's reservation system (or kayak?) allows people to continue reserving and confirms their reservation even when they don't have vehicles available. Local representative was nice about it, but still wasn't able to rent a car.

8,0 Very Good

Oct 2023

KAYAK
The car’s turn signal and brake light were both out and the car needed a service.

2,0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Hertz canceled my reservation the morning of, with no help or instruction to refund my money or find a replacement. The reason being "no inventory" - what was the point of reserving the vehicle if Herzt would not honor that? Leaving me only hours to find another option. I was deeply dissatisfied.

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2022

KAYAK
Smooth transaction all around I didn’t fully grasp that the add on insurance offered was third party so you still have to provide your personal insurance provider at the counter.

1 out of 19

Alamo

8,8

Very Good

40 reviews

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

8.6

One location in Lexington

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Locations in Lexington

4000 Terminal Dr

+1 833 315 5903

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff very friendly and efficient. New c clean car.

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything was simple and easy, staff was helpful when checking in.

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The gentleman that loaned out the car was so friendly and helpful. The car was very clean, in excellent condition.

9,6 Wonderful

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

I paid deposit online it was supposed to pay the rest when picking up the vehicle. When I went to go pick up and check in for the vehicle it wind up being $20 more than I was told but it still wasn't bad

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was extremely pleasant. The droppoff was was very easy.

8,8 Very Good

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

The car was not as clean as I would have liked it to be.

1 out of 6

Dollar

7,8

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

7.8

One location in Lexington

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4000 Terminal Drive

+1 866 434 2226

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
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Thursday08:00 - 18:00
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Saturday08:00 - 18:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

very fresh car

Cons:

I noticed the rates seem to have gone up?

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Personnel wss great and understanding

2,0 Poor

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

On Oct. 18 the Dollar agent couldn't scan my card. Asked to type in the number, he simply said, we don't do that. We can't rent you the car you reserved. The Enterprise agent six feet away, did scan my card and gave a polite explanation of why none of them could type in my number.

Cons:

Dollar could spend the money to train their agents better with regard to common courtesy if not professional decorum.

10,0 Wonderful

May 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff in both Lexington and Charlotte were polite aNd professional

10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Ease of Pickup and overall handling of the admin. work.

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Great price, nice cars. You can’t beat the deal!

1 out of 6

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7,5

Best rated

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.7

Value for money

7.6

6 locations in Lexington

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1052 West High Street

+1 859 233 7799

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
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1140 Winchester Road

+1 859 281 6446

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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281 W New Circle Rd

+1 859 226 9877

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
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2893 Richmond Rd

+1 859 269 9149

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
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Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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4000 Terminal Dr Ste 106

+1 833 338 3315

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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4001 Nicholasville Road

+1 859 271 9697

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
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Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was great, Pickup was flawless. Vehicle was perfect

Cons:

It would have been nice if the branch we used was open later so we could physically hand the rental back in. We had to drop it off and leave keys in a drop box. Minor issue, though.

2,0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

It would have been nice if they actually had the car I reserved, or any car at all.

4,0 Mediocre

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was comfortable and easy to drive

Cons:

Booked the car online, but when I arrived to pick my car up, the staff said there were no cars available. Had to wait over an hour for a car. The car also reeked of cigarette smoke. Vincent was friendly, but the rest of the staff was unfriendly and clearly didn’t care about the customers. Would not book at this location again.

9,6 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

A stone hit and cracked our windshield while traveling, and they swapped out our van at a different location in under 1 hour. Outstanding!

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything

Cons:

Nothing

8,0 Very Good

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Winchester Rd location did not allow you to park your personal vehicle in their lot, which I was never told prior to arrival....but other than that, very good experience

1 out of 13

Budget

7,2

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

7.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.5

Value for money

7.3

2 locations in Lexington

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1059 South Broadway

+1 859 281 1197

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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4000 Terminal Drive, Ste 104

+1 859 246 1405

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday10:00 - 18:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
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4,0 Mediocre

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Car was scratched up badly and had damaged vehicle written on back window.

6,0 Okay

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Car smelled like cigarettes with a burn hole in the passenger seat. Otherwise it was good.

2,0 Poor

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

There were no cars to be picked up

4,4 Mediocre

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff at pickup was fine

Cons:

They did not have the class of car we reserved and only had a mini van or pick up truck. Neither were options I wanted but had no choice.

8,0 Very Good

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Great value and ease of pick up and drop off in the Lexington airport.

Cons:

They miss charged our card by quite a bit. They did fix it In a timely manner, within 3 business days. It was slightly stressful until they fixed it but am thankful that they were on top of it.

2,0 Poor

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Very rude. I reserved online and they had no cars. I mean none. And the woman acted like I was at fault for booking on line.

Cons:

Everything, starting with actually having a car for me.

1 out of 9

Avis

5,4

Cleanliness

6.1

Comfort

6.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.5

Value for money

5.5

2 locations in Lexington

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1059 South Broadway

+1 859 281 1682

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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4000 Terminal Drive, Ste 104

+1 859 281 1681

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday10:00 - 18:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
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2,0 Poor

Sep 2023

KAYAK
No cars available

2,0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Car smelled like weed. Pathetic

8,0 Very Good

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff made everything easy.

Cons:

I ordered a car and the only thing available was a truck.

4,8 Mediocre

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

I was double charged for my rental and my money was never returned. Colonel marion horn jr.

2,0 Poor

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Customer service

5,2 Fair

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Leslie was very helpful and pleasant.

Cons:

The rental location was difficult to get into and our of, there was no wayfinding--no clearly designated area for parking, or returning the vehicle. It took an extremely long time to get the car--the car wasn't ready when we arrived, despite our reservation being made at least a month in advance.

1 out of 8

National

10,0

Wonderful

2 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

9.3

One location in Lexington

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Locations in Lexington

4000 Terminal Dr Ste 103

+1 844 887 8401

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
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Thursday08:00 - 18:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The car handled beautifully and I really liked having a car so new that the "new car" smell was there.

1 out of 1

Easirent

4,7

Mediocre

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One location in Lexington

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Blue Grass Airport

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Sunnycars

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One location in Lexington

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4000 Terminal Drive

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One location in Lexington

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Locations in Lexington

4000 Terminal Dr Ste 106, Lexington

+1 914 368 0091

Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
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349 travellers who hired a car in Lexington gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5,0

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Most popular car type

Intermediate

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