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Owensboro car hire

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Owensboro

  • Booking car rentals in Owensboro allows you to traverse this cultural hub of western Kentucky with greater flexibility. Although Owensboro Transit System offers reliable and affordable transportation services in the city, its disadvantage lies in the fixed routes and departure times. With Owensboro car rentals, you can choose your own time and depart for your destination when it is most convenient for you. Smothers Park is one of the city’s most popular attractions sites you may visit using your rented car and have some great outdoor time.
  • Renting a car at Owensboro–Daviess County Airport enables you to enjoy self-drive to Owensboro city center or any destination of your choice. The airport does not have an on-site car rental facility. However, the two major Owensboro car rentals, Hertz and Enterprise, avail courtesy shuttles to ferry their customers from the airport to their respective nearby car rental locations freely. For example, it takes about 15 minutes for a shuttle to arrive at the car rental location from the airport.
  • You need to remember two key things whenever driving a car from any of the car rentals in Owensboro. Most of the roads in downtown Owensboro are narrow and regularly have motorists turning at any slightest opportunity. Therefore, it will be safer for you to drive at a lower speed always while keeping an eye on the other motorists. When driving in Owensboro’s central business districts, you should remember that there are quite a number of pedestrians, many of whom jump into the road without checking the oncoming vehicles.
  • You are likely to experience difficulties driving your rental car in Owensboro during the Multicultural Festival. During this event, which takes place on the third Saturday of August every year, there are significant interruptions in the traffic. Most of the roads in Owensboro experience heavy traffic. With your rented car, you are likely to spend longer than usual time to trying to access your preferred destination.
  • Book your car hire in Owensboro at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard hire cars in Owensboro are around 17% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Owensboro

  • How much is the price of fuel in Owensboro?

    The average price of fuel in Owensboro is R69,51 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R834 and R1 112, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Owensboro?

    Standard (Nissan Rogue or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Owensboro.

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

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

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

    A Standard car hire in Owensboro costs R1 316 per day, on average.

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

    A Mini car hire in Owensboro costs R2 266 per day, on average.

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

    An Intermediate car hire in Owensboro costs R889 per day, on average.

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

    Car rentals in Owensboro avail a variety of car types, including Economy, Compact SUV, and Intermediate SUVs. The type of car you choose will depend on the number of people you are traveling with and the nature of your destination. An economy car is ideal if you are traveling alone or with another person. If you are traveling with your family or friends, consider a Compact SUV or Intermediate SUV, which accommodates up to four or five adults, respectively. An Intermediate SUV will also be a good option if you are visiting an off-road destination.

  • What is the speed limit in Owensboro?

    The speed limits to observe while driving in Owensboro varies slightly on different roads and regions. Unless otherwise posted, you should observe a speed limit of 35 mph. The limit is lower when driving on roads within residential areas, schools, or within the central business district, where you should observe a speed limit of 30 mph. On major Interstate highways in Owensboro, the posted speed limit is 55 mph. The city doesn’t have speed cameras, but traffic police pull over drivers who violate speed limit rules and issue speeding tickets.

  • Where are the best places to park in Owensboro?

    Owensboro has several public garages, which provide affordable and reliable parking spots to drivers. Owensboro Town Center, which has 2050 spots, is one of the places you will reliably get a space to park your car at any time. Another popular parking lot you may consider is Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport. This is more suitable for those who are in the city for the first time or are not very conversant with routes and other parking lots. Apart from these parking garages, you can also park your car conveniently on the streets. You will pay about $2 per hour if you park your car on Owensboro streets between 7 am and 9 pm, from Monday to Saturday.

Owensboro car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

5,9

Best rated

Cleanliness

6.3

Comfort

6.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.3

Value for money

5.5

6 locations in Owensboro

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Locations in Owensboro

2021 Us-41

+1 270 827 5557

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2101 E Parrish Ave

+1 270 926 4477

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2200 Airport Rd

+1 270 926 4477

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5220 Division St

+1 812 473 4411

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703 Salem Dr

+1 270 685 2220

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8400 W State Rd 66

+1 812 858 1148

Monday08:00 - 17:30
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2,0 Poor

Nov 2023

KAYAK
I never got a freaking car

4,0 Mediocre

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

I never got a car. The reservation was made the same day and the girl told me that there was not enough time to get a car there. I was then put on a waiting list at both locations in Owensboro. I never got a call about the reservation even the next today. Was in Owensboro, KY visiting, with no car for the weekend. I would have expected at least a call the next day. At that point, there was no reason to get a car because I was leaving town Monday. I have rented a car many times before in my travels back to Owensboro, and never experienced this. I was very disappointed and had to change many plans due to not having a car available.

10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and informative.

Cons:

Car could have been a little cleaner. Big nothing major. Car could have had a few more bells and whistles.

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very professional, friendly and helpful...greeted me promptly and had us on the road in no time.

Cons:

Inside of windshield was very dirty...otherwise was a great deal.

6,0 Okay

Jan 2022

KAYAK
The cost per day ended up being higher than quoted. The car I was given had quite a few dents and scratches as well as several cracks in the windshield. The auxiliary port (USB) also did not function. The speakers on the left front were broken (I checked all the audio settings). First time I’ve been disappointed with a rental car like this.

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2021

KAYAK
Loved it all! They were super friendly and accommodating!

1 out of 3

Easirent

4,7

Mediocre

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One location in Owensboro

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Locations in Owensboro

Owensboro–Daviess County Regional Airport

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Hertz

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3 locations in Owensboro

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Locations in Owensboro

1396 N Green River Road

+1 812 471 8196

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400 Marywood Dr

+1 270 826 8017

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5051a Frederica St

+1 270 683 1624

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2,0 Poor

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Terrible - it wasn't fulfilled. I got a call the morning of my rental saying there were no cars.

2,0 Poor

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Reserved car online for noon pickup on Saturday. Called at 12:15 to make sure everything was ready before driving to rental office, only to learn the office closed at noon and would not reopen until Monday. This left me in a difficult spot, but things got worse when I went online to cancel the reservation and was charged a $306 cancellation fee. I won’t be renting from Hertz again.

4,0 Mediocre

Dec 2021

KAYAK
The people at the place we’re so nice and helpful. The car however smelled of smoke. The car had been cleaned and smelled strong of air freshener until the 3rd day when that wore off and the smell of stale cigarettes took over the car.

2,0 Poor

Dec 2021

KAYAK
I rented a car for a week from the Green River road Evansville Indiana location and I was told by a rep that if I returned the car earlier than when my reservation ended I would be reimbursed for the days I did not use the vehicle. I returned the car on the 3rd day of my rental and I was charged the full amount. If I would have known I would be charged the full amount I would have let the rental sit in my driveway for 4 more days. I told that to the person I returned it to and she said yeah that would be smarter "but there is nothing she can do about it now" because she had already processed the return. I asked if there was someone else I could speak to and she gave me customer services number. I called customer service on Monday (11/8) and they told me they could adjust my bill to the daily rate for a compact car but they could not do the refund until I was fully charged so to call back after Wednesday. I called back Friday (11/12) and they are now saying my bill should be even more than what I paid for it. If that was the case why would it make any sense for them to tell me to call back so I can be charged even more for returning a car half a week early so Hertz can benefit from charging me the full week and charging whoever else they rent it to that day. I am very unhappy with the misinformation I was given and how I was yanked around and wasted my time. I want to be reimbursed for the 4 days I did not use the rental car which is over half of my rental agreement. This is deceitful and Hertz is now able to use the vehicle for other customers that I returned early only at a cost to me. I am very unhappy with how I was treated as a Gold Plus Rewards member. I will not be using Hertz again.

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2023

KAYAK
What I liked was how quickly I was put into a vehicle. Previous driver did not check back in properly or fill the tank. Good customer service overall though.

8,0 Very Good

Jul 2023

KAYAK
I liked that we got a free upgrade, from a small SUV to a medium SUV, at no additional cost. Although I was worried that the gas mileage would suffer, it turned out to be a nearly new vehicle; the mileage was very good! The staff in the Hertz office could definitely use some professionalism. They do not greet customers when they come in, and the atmosphere is too casual for a business. The environmental decor is completely lacking. Could use comfortable seating at least..

1 out of 4

22 travellers who hired a car in Owensboro gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.7

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Owensboro car hire information

Pick-up locationOwensboro
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Hire locations5
Airport locations1