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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Reading

  • Choosing to rent a car while in Reading is one of the wisest moves you can do, since you'll have the opportunity to visit several exciting places nearby the city easily if you rent a car. Most bus stations in Reading are only operational on weekdays and also stop at particular stations, where you will need to walk around the city, and it's best if you rent a car, especially if you have luggage. When traveling as a group or with family and kids, using a car rental in Reading is the best choice you make while visiting the city. Enjoy Tommy DiNic's exquisite sandwiches and meals in Reading if you are a sandwich lover.
  • When driving car rentals in Reading, Pennsylvania, remember that some roads might be congested or closed during major events or festival seasons, such as the West Reading Ice ‘N Spice Festival in January or the Handcrafted Holiday Market in December. These events attract large crowds, resulting in significant traffic snarl-ups in the city. Usually, authorities divert motorists to other roads. Thus, you will need to allow more time for travel if you are going somewhere in your cheap car rental in Reading during this time of the year. Still, you may find long queues at the garage, resulting in slow service.
  • Most likely, travelers to Reading will mostly fly into and out of Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), around 72 miles to Reading city, and Lancaster International Airport (LNS), around 32 miles to Reading. Car rentals in Reading are provided by partners, including Hertz and Enterprise. The rental agencies are located at Zone 2, which you will follow through from the baggage claim area at the exit terminal in PHL. At Lancaster Airport, you will find the rental car desk located at the entrance while arriving from the parking lot and at the front entrance on the right at the exit terminal for the arrivals.
  • Reading has a few one-way streets that you must look out for to avoid confusion, especially if you are new. Take a keen eye on road signs and markings when driving on these roads, lest you get confused and head in the wrong direction. You can identify one-way streets by marked arrows which point in the direction of traffic flow. Drive along these arrows and follow the same direction as the other motorists. Some popular one-way streets in Reading include Franklin Street eastbound and Washington Street westbound.
  • There are a few things to see if you intend to travel across the commonwealth for the first time, so you'll know what to expect along the road. You could need to know that while driving in Reading, you'll be transitioning between country and urban roads. Also, as a new driver, you should prepare for road tests, especially the licensing test process. Avoid mistakes like improper lane changing, lacking control of the steering wheel, and also make sure you're not distracted to avoid colliding with motorists and pedestrians.
  • Agencies offering cheap car rentals in Reading require you to be 21 or older. In addition, you must provide a valid driver’s license, which you have held for a minimum of one year, that is registered in your name. Most importantly, the name on your driver’s license must match your residential address. Furthermore, agencies require renters to carry major credit or debit cards in their names. Be sure to check with your service provider regarding their policy. Not all Reading car rentals accept debit cards. If you are visiting from a foreign country, you must produce a valid passport and driver’s license from your home country. An International Driver’s Permit is mandatory if your driver’s license is not in English.
  • Avoid rush hour in Reading by traveling there before or after it. One of the worst times in the US, when rush hour is most intense, is between 5 pm and 6 pm and between 7am and 8am in the morning on weekdays. Since alternate side routes are similarly backed up during rush hour, it is best to avoid the intersections altogether. These crossings are particularly notorious for having heavy traffic. Also, remember that Reading is Pennsylvania, and you should travel with additional caution during winter.
  • Book your car hire in Reading at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard hire cars in Reading are around 162% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Reading

  • How much is the price of fuel in Reading?

    The average price of fuel in Reading is R70,65 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R848 and R1 130, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Reading?

    Standard (Ford Transit or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Reading.

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

    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 Reading?

    A Standard car hire in Reading costs R3 322 per day, on average.

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

    A Mini car hire in Reading costs R1 880 per day, on average.

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

    An Economy car hire in Reading costs R1 330 per day, on average.

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

    Rental cars in Reading can serve all your needs starting from your luggage and the number of passengers, and also caters to your budget. The car you rent in Reading should depend on how much luggage you have and how many people are traveling with you. Consider renting an economy vehicle from Reading car rentals if you plan to bring up to two sets of luggage. You might consider hiring an SUV if you want to go on your trip with three other people and up to three sets of luggage.

  • What is the Blood Alcohol Limit when driving in Reading?

    Like other states and cities in the US, driving under the influence (DUI) attracts punitive penalties in Reading. Your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) must not exceed 0.08%. Still, you can be convicted of DUI if your BAC is 0.05%, provided there is enough evidence of driving impairment. If you plan to drink, it might be wise to add an additional driver to your rental car agreement. Most rental car agencies will permit your spouse or domestic partner to be added for free. However, there is an additional fee for other drivers.

  • What is the speed limit in Reading?

    Roads in Reading have varying speed limits. You cannot drive faster than 25 mph (40 kph) on urban streets like Buttonwood Street, Sunset Road, Parkview, Penn Avenue, and Playground Drive. You should be on the lookout while driving near schools and move with a speed of up to 15 mph (24 kph).

  • What are the child seat rules in Reading?

    Remember to adhere to Pennsylvania's child car seat rules if you are driving with your family in cheap car rentals in Reading. For instance, kids up to two must be restrained in a rear-facing child car seat in the back of a vehicle. Those aged two to four can sit anywhere in the vehicle, provided they are fastened in state-approved child safety seats.

  • Where are the best places to park in Reading?

    Free parking lots are offered in certain places by the Reading parking authority. You can also use the Saxon Court car park located in the town center, Church Street, which operates for 24h, is close to the shopping center and you will not have to walk long to destinations around town.

Reading car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8,3

Very Good

23 reviews

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.8

Value for money

8.4

4 locations in Reading

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Locations in Reading

1211 Lancaster Ave

+1 610 796 1436

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125 Morgantown Road

+1 610 376 4722

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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2501 Bernville Rd

+1 844 934 1090

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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3930 Pottsville Pike

+1 610 750 8865

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
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2,0 Poor

Feb 2024

KAYAK
I never got the rental still charged insurance All because at time of booking there was no notice of an additional deposit.

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Excellent

9,6 Wonderful

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff very friendly and helpful.

Cons:

Nothing.

10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Comfort and great looking car

7,2 Good

Dec 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Clean vehicle, pleasant and efficient staff. Easy after hourd drop.

Cons:

Extremely noisy on the highway - maybe the tires or the drive train? Loud enough that it was difficult to hear phone conversation. It drove fine and got reasonable mileage. I had a five hour drive reach way and ended up with a headache both times. Also, there was no ice scraper.

2,0 Poor

May 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Maintenance Required Message came on. Dropped the car off. Only call received was to tell me I'd only be billed for time I had the car. No apology, no offer of getting me a replacement.

1 out of 5

Hertz

7,7

Cleanliness

9.1

Comfort

8.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.4

Value for money

7.9

3 locations in Reading

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2385 Bernville Road

+1 610 374 1910

Opening times not available

4841 Perkiomen Ave

+1 610 779 1605

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00

5045 Pottsville Pike

+1 610 375 4292

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2022

KAYAK
Excellent services.

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was great, truck was awesome

Cons:

No

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff were super friendly.

9,6 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Steve was informative, thorough, and courteous. He seems to be a good role model of what it means to provide excellent customer services.

7,6 Good

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Pricing

Cons:

credit card policy sucks. They should let you use debit cards.

8,0 Very Good

Jun 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Good price! $113 for 4 days over a weekend.

Cons:

Car had a couple of dents and scratches.

1 out of 4

Budget

6,8

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.6

Value for money

7.3

2 locations in Reading

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1665 State Hill Road

+1 610 374 2147

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2385 Bernville Road, Suite D

+1 610 372 1173

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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2,0 Poor

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Got a phone call one hour before pickup to let me know that no cars were available for me. The lady was not polite and didn't even offer to check other locations. Went with Enterprise instead, and it was seamless with friendly service, and I was given an awesome upgrade! I now see why my workplace will not allow us to rent from Budget.

9,6 Wonderful

Feb 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Great staff!

8,0 Very Good

Nov 2015

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick-up was quick and hassle free. Suburu AWD car was nice

Cons:

Nothing

1 out of 1

Avis

5,0

Cleanliness

4.6

Comfort

5.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

5.3

One location in Reading

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Locations in Reading

2385- D Bernville Rd

+1 610 372 6314

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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4,0 Mediocre

Jun 2023

KAYAK
Car was very dirty...I left it with the windows open for 3 hours just so we can get it in...and whatever you do not prepay for gas because they are going to charge you a lot of money for it...they charged me 63 dollars for a Toyota Camry I drove for 100 miles, and it was close to full when I dropped it off.

1 out of 1

National

8,4

Very Good

No reviews available

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One location in Reading

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Locations in Reading

2501 Bernville Rd

+1 610 376 4722

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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Easirent

4,6

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Reading

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Locations in Reading

Reading Municipal Airport

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

One location in Reading

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2501 Bernville Road

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

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