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Portsmouth car hire

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Portsmouth car hire information

Pick-up locationPortsmouth
Car types
Hire locations4
Airport locations0

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Portsmouth

  • If you are traveling to Portsmouth and do not want to be inconvenienced by public transportation that uses strict timelines and major road routes, you should opt for car rentals in Portsmouth. The car rentals offer convenience, safety, comfort and the much-needed flexibility to travel from one place to another and enjoy your visit. The car rental will allow you to visit the Washington Monument and the White House, about 150 mi to the North of the city, Robert C McDonell Campground, about 157 to the North of Portsmouth and the Loft Mountain Campground – Shenandoah National Park, about 160 mi from the city.
  • If you are landing at the Richmond Byrd Intl Airport, you can access the car rental services within the airport’s terminal, a short walk to the airport’s car lot. Several car rental counters are located at the terminal building. For travelers accessing the city through the Norfolk International Airport, you can access the car rental services from the arrivals terminal at Level 1. The car rental companies have their reservation desks in the area. Some companies that offer car rental services at the above airports include Budget, Alamo, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, Avis, Payless and Thrifty.
  • When driving car rentals in Portsmouth, pedestrians always have the right of way in different circumstances, such as crossing a highway or a public street. They also have the right of way when crossing at marked crosswalks located in the middle or end of the block. When passing a bicyclist, you need to do so at least 3-feet to the left of the cyclist, and you are also not expected to cross into a bicycle lane to pass other vehicles on a solid lane. You should also make a stop about 20 feet away from a school bus that has stopped or is flashing red warning lights.
  • Portsmouth experiences rush hour like any other major city in Virginia. The morning rush hour in the city begins at about 6:00 AM and goes on till about 10:00 AM. The evening traffic starts from around 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM as the city residents leave work heading home. If you are planning to travel to any location, it is recommended that you do so between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM. Some of the busiest streets and roads in the city include Turnpike Road, Court Street, Port Centre Parkway, Churchland Boulevard and Washington Street.
  • Book your car hire in Portsmouth at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini hire cars in Portsmouth are around 31% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Portsmouth

  • How much is the price of fuel in Portsmouth?

    The average price of fuel in Portsmouth is R70,76 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R849 and R1 132, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Portsmouth?

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

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

    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 Portsmouth?

    A Mini car hire in Portsmouth costs R1 675 per day, on average.

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

    An Economy car hire in Portsmouth costs R1 045 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Special car hire cost in Portsmouth?

    A Special car hire in Portsmouth costs R1 138 per day, on average.

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

    The most popular car type in the city among the Portsmouth car rentals is the Intermediate car, such as a Sedan. The car has ample space in case you are less than five travelers in terms of leg room and headspace. The intermediate car is economical as it provides fuel efficiency to the drivers. It also offers safety features such as blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning and active head restraint. 

  • What’s the speed limit in Portsmouth?

    If you choose to get car rentals in Portsmouth, you must be observant of the different speed limits within the city. If you are driving on the highway, you must observe a speed limit of 55 mph unless differently posted. The business and residential district has a speed limit of about 25 mph, while unpaved roads within the city have a speed limit of 35 mph. If you are driving in a school zone, the speed limit is 25 mph, while the interstates, limited access highways, non-limited access highways with four or more lanes and the state primary highways have a speed limit of 55 mph.      

  • Where are the best places to park in Portsmouth?

    Drivers with car rentals in Portsmouth have several parking options for the rented vehicles. Some of the parking lots and garages include 200 High St Parking on 200 High St, Water Street Parking Garage parking lot on 550 Water St and 700 Crawford St Parking on 700 Crawford St. Other parking locations are Middle Street Garage on 441 Middle St, County Street Garage on 200 County St and 100-198 High St Parking lot on 100-198 High St among others.

Portsmouth car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

3,8

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

4.0

4 locations in Portsmouth

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Locations in Portsmouth

1002 Rollins Hall

+1 757 855 1961

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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1700 Parkview Dr Ste 1765

+1 757 424 8034

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00

2865 Airline Drive

+1 757 405 9672

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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700 Monticello Avenue

+1 757 622 0742

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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6,0 Okay

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The price.

Cons:

Office space is very shabby and dirty. Car smelled strongly of air fresheners and the high touch surfaces didn't seem to have been cleaned well. I think I somehow lucked out with not too much trouble but I won't be trying my luck at this Hertz again.

10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Very nice staff people.

Cons:

Rather it be cleaned more carefully ahead of time, but when we complained, the staff person was very courteous, and she cleaned it as best she could.

2,0 Poor

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up was a nightmare. I mistakenly rented the car from an off-site, not at the airport, and was told I could cancel it and WOULD get a refund. We canceled and rented the car FROM the Hertz kiosk at the Norfolk, VA airport. I HAVE NOT GOTTEN MY REFUND YET!!! I've called several times!!!

Cons:

DO NOT RENT FROM HERTZ!! There are better, more honest, more helpful companies. This one will NOT give me my refund!!!

3,2 Poor

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The radio was nice

Cons:

The cleanliness of the car

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff person was awesome

Cons:

The company had one person running between several locations causing a wait time and the staff seemed to be overworked.

5,6 Fair

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

I paid for a suv traverse or similar and they had an equinox for us. a much smaller suv. I had to pay a $200. deposit even though I paid for the rental ahead of time. I also had to pay $20 a day extra for a larger suv (an explorer). the staff was borderline rude. I won't use them again.

Cons:

the size of the vehicle needs to match all sites that we use.

1 out of 6

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

2,0

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

5 locations in Portsmouth

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Locations in Portsmouth

1220 High Street

+1 757 399 5262

Monday08:00 - 17:0014:00 - 17:30
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Wednesday08:00 - 17:0014:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:0014:00 - 17:30
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1301 S. Military Hwy.

+1 757 420 7700

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
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Sunday10:00 - 14:00

1636 S Military Hwy

+1 757 361 0081

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
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Sunday00:00 - 00:00

2841 Airline Blvd

+1 757 465 1000

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

751 Monticello Ave

+1 757 627 2833

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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7,2 Good

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly but not very knowledgeable

Cons:

We ran around between 2 locations because no one advised the same information which resulted in one teservationnbeing cancelled and new one being created, also after confirming and leaving the office I was called back being advised I was given the wrong car and had to come back. What should have taken 30 minutes turned to 2 hour delay in my plans

4,4 Mediocre

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was very nice. Able to to turn in car after hours.

Cons:

They were completely unprepared with my vehicle. Took a long time to fuel the vehicle, clean it, process the paperwork. They didn't answer the phones when I called ahead of time to ensure they were getting it ready. I waited 45min-1 hour after my reservation time to get my vehicle. Not happy.

9,2 Wonderful

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The people who work there are friendly. They worked with me getting the information that I didn't bring with me. The option of having someone drop you off is great. I rented a Chrysler 200 at a good price.

Cons:

The windshield was dirty on the inside. It looked like someone had smoked a couple packs of cigarette in there.

9,2 Wonderful

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Polite and professional Friendly Acknowledged by staff upon arrival!

2,0 Poor

Apr 2023

KAYAK
They didn’t have a car for me. Even though the reservation was confirmed….really inconvenient for a work trip. This is also not the first time this has happened.

1 out of 2

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4,5

Mediocre

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Best rated

One location in Portsmouth

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Locations in Portsmouth

1201 Airline Boulevard

+1 757 397 4533

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32 travellers who hired a car in Portsmouth gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.5

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Most popular car type

Mini

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