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Meridian car hire

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Meridian car hire information

Pick-up locationMeridian
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Hire locations6
Airport locations3

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Meridian

  • Car rentals in Meridian offer convenience in exploring the city without relying on the fixed schedules of public transportation options. Meridian has limited options for public transportation; therefore, renting a car will guarantee ready transport when you need to move around the city. With a Meridian car rental, you can create and customize your itinerary and explore various places within and beyond the city at your pace. You can conveniently drive to several attractions within Meridian, including Clarkco State Park, Neshoba County Fairgrounds, and Dunn’s Falls with a rental car.
  • When flying into Meridian, the closest airports to Meridian city center that you can rent a car include Boise Airport (BOI), about 15 miles (24 km) from Meridian, and Meridian Key Field Airport (MEI), roughly 5 miles (8 km) from the city center. The car rentals in Meridian at BOI are located on-site at the Rental Car Garage, a short walk from the terminal building, accessible directly from the baggage claim. The car rentals in Meridian Airport are inside the terminal building near the Arrivals area. These airports' on-site car rental companies include Alamo, Hertz, Avis, Europcar, and Budget. To rent a car from the Meridian car rental companies, ensure you carry all the essential documents, including your driver’s license, identification documents, and credit card.
  • Driving car rentals in Meridian is easy as most of the drivers in the region adhere to traffic rules. Be watchful when driving in areas with more pedestrian traffic, including school zones and the downtown area, as some pedestrians may cross the road without warning. Ensure you yield to pedestrians in crosswalks. Ensure you check for No Turn on Red signs as you drive your Meridian car rentals and come to a complete stop before making the right turn. When visiting Meridian during winter, be cautious as the roads get icy and slippery.
  • Meridian experiences rush hours during work commutes from 7:30 am to 9:00 am and from 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm, sometimes extending to around 7:00 pm. The major highways and roads that lead to and from the city center are the most affected by traffic during rush hours. Some roads you may want to avoid during rush hours include Interstates 20 and 59 and Highways 19 and 45, as they experience heavier traffic. When visiting from June to November, Meridian may experience hurricane weather events, affecting driving car rentals in Meridian as the roads become flooded.
  • Book your car hire in Meridian at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Full-size hire cars in Meridian are around 105% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Meridian

  • How much is the price of fuel in Meridian?

    The average price of fuel in Meridian 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 Meridian?

    Full-size (Chevrolet Suburban or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Meridian.

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

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

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

    A Full Size car hire in Meridian costs R2 974 per day, on average.

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

    An Economy car hire in Meridian costs R1 134 per day, on average.

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

    A Standard car hire in Meridian costs R904 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving car rentals in Meridian?

    The roads in Meridian are generally well-maintained; therefore, when renting a car from the car rentals in Meridian, consider renting a mid-size sedan that offers a comfortable and smooth ride around the city. As Meridian experiences hot summers, renting a fuel-efficient Meridian car rental will be ideal for long trips. Renting a mid-size sedan will offer fuel-efficient drive across the city. When visiting Meridian with family, renting a mid-size sedan will offer a budget-friendly option compared to larger vehicles.

  • What’s the speed limit when driving a car rental in Meridian?

    The default speed limit in Meridian is 25 mph in residential areas, 30 mph to 35 mph on city streets, 40 mph to 45 mph on urban roads, and 55 mph to 70 mph on highways and interstate roads. Since the speed limits may change with time, check for speed limit signs when driving your Meridian car rental. Some of the areas in the city may have lower speed limits, including school zones; therefore, checking for speed signage will enable you to stay at an accurate speed limit.

  • What are the best places to park a rental car in Meridian?

    Meridian has several parking spaces to consider when using a Meridian car rental, including free and paid parking lots. On-street parking usually has a limit of up to 2 hours. Parking garages and public parking lots usually charge an hourly rate then a day rate, depending on how long you stay. Some parking spaces in Meridian include on-street parking, downtown parking garages, public parks, shopping centers and malls, city-owned lots, entertainment venues, and public transportation stations. These parking spaces offer free and paid parking depending on your vehicle's parking area. Ensure you check for parking regulations and restrictions to avoid fines and possible towing.

Meridian car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8,0

Very Good

9 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

5 locations in Meridian

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Locations in Meridian

1309 Highway 15 North

+1 601 649 7773

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Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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1344 Us Highway 80 E

+1 334 289 1838

Monday09:00 - 12:0014:00 - 17:00
Tuesday14:00 - 17:0009:00 - 12:00
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Thursday09:00 - 12:0014:00 - 17:00
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160 Canal Place

+1 601 389 6802

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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2811 C Airport Blvd South

+1 601 286 6790

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3127 Highway 39 N

+1 601 483 5078

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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10,0 Wonderful

May 2024

KAYAK
Friendly and fast service. Reservation was done online, Very easy.

7,2 Good

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

It was a good car and comfortable.

Cons:

Time it took to rent took hour and a half. Insurance was expensive costing near half of the original rental price.

8,0 Very Good

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I didn't have to wait long at pick up. The car was ready in time.

Cons:

The car did not have any windshied wiper fluid. I know that's minor, but everything should be checked and everything should be in working order before handing the keys over to the renter.

6,0 Okay

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

They gave me a car that was much smaller than the car I booked. My drive was eight hours in a cramped up little car. Just awful

1 out of 2

Hertz

4,0

Mediocre

4 reviews

Cleanliness

3.3

Comfort

4.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.6

Value for money

4.0

One location in Meridian

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Locations in Meridian

1217 Sout Frontage Rd Suite D

+1 601 483 9029

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

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2,0 Poor

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The people at the Meridian office were "apologetic" and nice, but couldn't help me.

Cons:

Everything. (1) Kayak did not provide Hertz my phone number although I have confirmation (screen shot) that it was given and Hertz said they did not receive that inforamtion from Kayak. (2) I am headed to Knoxville TN to do an inspection on an airplane and I had to be there by 3:30 to do the inspction. When I arrive at Hertz (Meridian, MS) they tell me they do not have any cars for me to rent, even though I have a confirmation. They do tell me that they have one in the shop with a "tire issue" but it will be afternoon before it is ready. My pickup was at 8:00 AM. (3) Now, I am stranded, without a rental car. I call Enterprise Rental, who initially said they wouldn't allow a one way drop off, but the local shop said "yes" we can do that, just cost $75.00 more. Enterprise had me in a car by 9:15PM an $200.00 cheaper than Hertz. Sorry Hertz, but your done with me. Kayak?? Third party rental sites have left me high and dry two times in a row now. Price Line canceled my reservation and didn't notify me and Kayak didn't pass my phone number on to Hertz so that they could have at least called me. I'm done with both of them.

2,0 Poor

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Local hertz office did not have car I reserved and prepaid and had no others cars available when I went to pick up car. Would not help with refund. Insisted I call corporate customer service. Customer service tried to charge a cancellation fee even though hertz had not supplied a car that was a guaranteed reservation. Now they have alternately denied my refund or lied and said they would refund in 3-5 days repeatedly for 3 weeks. Horrible customer service, lies and incompetence. Never Hertz.

1 out of 1

Budget

7,3

Good

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One location in Meridian

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Locations in Meridian

2811 Airport Boulevard Ste E

+1 601 483 7144

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4,5

Mediocre

No reviews available

3 locations in Meridian

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Locations in Meridian

207 B Street

+1 601 483 5402

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272 West Beacon Street

+1 601 656 6662

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2811 Airport Blvd South

+1 601 483 5402

Monday00:00 - 00:0012:00 - 23:59
Tuesday12:00 - 23:5900:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:0012:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 00:0012:00 - 23:59
Friday12:00 - 23:5900:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:0012:00 - 23:59
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13 travellers who hired a car in Meridian gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.1

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