Richmond car hire

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Richmond car hire information

Pick-up locationRichmond
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Hire locations2
Airport locations0

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Richmond

  • For travelers who prefer flexibility when exploring, renting a car is the most suitable choice in Richmond. You will find a variety of car rentals in Richmond to choose from. You can then drive to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden which is 15min away from the center and you can also get a taste of the Richmond beer when you drive to the Hardywood Park Craft Brewery. If you traveled with your kids to Richmond, drive them to Metro Richmond Zoo where they will have a great time feeding the giraffes.
  • Passengers flying to Richmond will likely fly into Richmond Airport. Car rentals in Richmond have counters adjacent to baggage claim. Richmond car rentals require you to show your driver's permit when you arrive at the desks to receive your keys and printed rental document.  You can also request to be met at the security checkpoint, where the key-keeper will greet you, hand you your contract, and personally escort you to your vehicle.
  • Richmond is a mid-sized municipality with a fairly dense population, so traffic can be congested at times. The city's highway infrastructure is generally well-built to handle motorists, even during peak travel times. Drivers are constantly reminded to maintain their focus while driving in Richmond's outskirts and to keep a watch for cyclists and people who are getting out of parked cars on the side of the road. Driving in the city center can be nerve-racking. Drivers are reminded to maintain a safe distance between themselves and other vehicles in order to allow for reaction time.
  • During Richmond's rush hour, a few specific areas experience increased traffic congestion. The worst is likely to be I-95, which is notable for being congested at interchanges leading into and out of the city. Traffic can become extremely congested near the exits for I-195, I-64, and I-295. During morning commuter hours, I-64 is also very congested, with more traffic heading east into the city than west. The highway has a number of interchanges that are too close together to create a ripple effect that will likely slow your drive.
  • Book your car hire in Richmond at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hire in Richmond are around -45% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Richmond

  • How much is the price of fuel in Richmond?

    The average price of fuel in Richmond is R73,37 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R880 and R1 174, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Richmond?

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

  • Which car hire agencies are at San Francisco airport (SFO)?

    The only car hire company onsite at San Francisco airport is Thrifty.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at San Francisco airport (SFO)?

    The only car hire company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from San Francisco airport to off-airport locations is Thrifty.

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

    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 Richmond?

    A Mini car hire in Richmond costs R2 005 per day, on average.

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

    A Standard car hire in Richmond costs R3 183 per day, on average.

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

    A Special car hire in Richmond costs R901 per day, on average.

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

    Car rentals in Richmond have a wide range of cars to choose from. Compact cars have a simpler time when moving into parking spaces and are eligible for all parking spots reserved exclusively for compact cars that parking garages have. They are easy to maneuver, giving you more control on the road. Therefore, renting a small car makes sense in Richmond with a lot of traffic on the roads.  A compact car has enough space to comfortably accommodate a small family or a couple exploring Richmond.

  • What is the speed limit in Richmond?

    The speed limit in Richmond varies according to the type of road and the region in which it is located. The speed limit on paved two-lane highways, is 55 mph and 45 mph for trucks on routes 600 and above. The speed limit in residential and commercial areas is 25 mph, and on unpaved roads, the speed limit is 35 mph. Speed cameras are used for speed regulation in highway work zones and school crossing zones in Richmond.

  • Where are the best places to park in Richmond?

    Richmond has on-street managed parking spaces, single space meters, off-street spaces, on-street paid parking spaces, and building parking lots and garages. Some of the recommended parking spaces in Richmond include Lot 555 at Delta Hotel Parking Garage, Lot 57 on 5/7 W. Main Street, and Lot 127 on S. 17th St., which even offer the monthly and overnight parking options with no height restriction.

Richmond car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9,0

Wonderful

85 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.7

Value for money

7.5

4 locations in Richmond

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12492 San Pablo Ave

+1 510 234 6100

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1706 San Pablo Avenue

+1 510 526 3900

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1990 Oxford St.

+1 510 223 6444

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3080 Hilltop Mall Rd

+1 510 223 6444

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6,0 Okay

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Very long process to get the car, unnecessarily so. Had to talk to two people to leave with the car that I had reserved. I waited over 30 minutes in the lobby amongst other renters. Strange

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Super easy

Cons:

A hybrid

2,0 Poor

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

I got a text from Enterprise saying that there were no cars available from the location that was closest to me. Even though I reserved it through Kayak stating that the car that I reserved was available. Sucks. I canceled the reservation, went elsewhere.

2,0 Poor

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

The pick up location, I had to drive 15 minutes to pick up from other location. The car was dirty and smelled like smoke. No cafe in the world to try and make it better.

2,0 Poor

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Did not have any vehicles available when I showed up, had to rent a vehicle through Budget, have not issued a refund yet.

7,6 Good

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

I liked the car and that I could drop it off on Sunday

Cons:

I found some items in the car that were left from the previous person

1 out of 15

Thrifty

6,0

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Richmond

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1061 San Pablo Avenue

+1 510 558 1438

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Rent-A-Wreck

2,0

Poor

No reviews available

One location in Richmond

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10895 San Pablo Ave.

+1 510 234 6025

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Hertz

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2 locations in Richmond

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1061 San Pablo Ave.

+1 510 558 1438

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3550 San Pablo Dam Rd Ste.d

+1 510 223 2288

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10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

2,0 Poor

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing. Told me they didn’t haven’t care.

Cons:

Not being extremely rude, and announce they have the right to cancel my reservation at Hertz if they don’t have cars even though it said they do online. Multiple other car agencies said they do not have cars available. Hertz said they did and the man at the desk was very rude and unhelpful.

2,0 Poor

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Poor poor poor. Everything is poor.

4,0 Mediocre

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Absolutely nothing was positive about this experience.

Cons:

The Albany Hertz: horribly understaffed with TERRIBLE service. Car rentals usually require some amount of patience, but this place is horrible. The phone rings off the hook, the wait is at least an hour, and they are totally understaffed.

2,0 Poor

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Everything

4,0 Mediocre

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

I rented a car from Wednesday thru Sunday for a specific amount of money. When I picked up the car I was told they were closed Sunday and I would be charged for an extra day till Monday. They said if I had a problem to take it up with the on line place I rented it with.

1 out of 10

Avis

No score available yet

One location in Richmond

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600 Gilman Street

+1 510 558 0441

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10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly service, nice vehicles

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Service at the location was excellent. Vehicle was excellent.

6,4 Okay

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

We called corporate office to extend reservation, and they said we were all set. We had our doubts because the girl my boyfriend talked to seemed confused. When we called the local drop off location, the next day. they said they had no extension on file and charged us a late fee.

2,0 Poor

Aug 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

I was not made aware that a credit card was needed for rentals nor that a soft credit report would be pulled.

1 out of 2

Budget

No score available yet

One location in Richmond

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600 Gilman Street

+1 510 524 7237

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

easy and clean car

Cons:

N/a

4,0 Mediocre

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

easy to get the car

Cons:

made me buy a second insurance even though i expressed i had already bought a third party one through the booking site did not tell me when the store was closing on the day of my return so i had to pay for an additional day

10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly service! Affordable pricing! Overall very pleased!

Cons:

No complaints whatsoever!

6,4 Okay

Apr 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

The drp off at Berkeley was not quick. The only reason I got someone to help me faster was because someone was interested in renting the car I was returning.

1 out of 2

168 travellers who hired a car in Richmond gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.0

Car hire locations in or near Richmond

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Most popular car type

Mini

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