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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Richmond

  • Car rentals in Richmond allow you to explore the city at your own pace, as public transport routes and schedules do not limit you. With a rental car, you can also access various attractions that are more accessible by car since public transport may have limited access to certain attractions in the city. You can easily access attractions including Levi and Catharine Coffin State Historic Site, Hayes Arboretum, Joseph Moore Museum, and Glen Miller Park.
  • When flying to Richmond, you can rent a car from Dayton International Airport (DAY), the closest major airport to the city at about 50 miles from Richmond. The car rentals in Richmond at DAY are near the terminal building in the Car Rental Center. The rental facility is accessible by shuttle service with pick-up locations marked with car shuttle stop signs outside the terminal building. Ensure you have all the necessary documents, including a driver’s license, identification card or passport, and credit or debit card for the rental process at the Richmond car rental companies at DAY.
  • In Richmond, bicycles are common for transit. Therefore, when driving around the city, ensure you share the road with them. Watch out for bicycle lanes, give cyclists enough space when passing them, and be cautious when driving in popular cycling areas. You will encounter more traffic in downtown Richmond; therefore, consider using alternative routes or driving during off-peak hours. Beware of pedestrians, especially at intersections, crosswalks, and areas in Richmond with heavy foot traffic. You may encounter some pedestrians crossing the road unexpectedly.
  • Richmond experiences rush hours during residents’ work commutes from 7:30 am to 9:00 am and 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm during weekdays. The major roads in the city, including US Route 30 and 27 and State Road 38, experience more traffic congestion during rush hours; therefore, consider using alternative transport options, including cycling. Expect slow-moving farm vehicles when driving in rural areas of the city. The city also has several train crossings, which may cause traffic when trains are passing.
  • Book your car hire in Richmond at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate hire cars in Richmond are around 39% more expensive 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 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 Richmond?

    Intermediate (Nissan Kicks or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Richmond.

  • 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 an Intermediate car hire cost in Richmond?

    An Intermediate car hire in Richmond costs R1 491 per day, on average.

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

    A Compact car hire in Richmond costs R592 per day, on average.

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

    When choosing a car to drive around Richmond, consider your preferences. You can rent a compact or midsize sedan from the car rentals in Richmond, as they are fuel-efficient. Since most of the attractions in the city are within driving distance from one another, renting a compact or midsize sedan will enable you to navigate the city and the surrounding areas quickly and with low fuel costs. The vehicle is also cost-effective in terms of rental fees. A compact or midsize sedan also provides enough space for passengers and luggage.

  • What’s the speed limit in Richmond?

    Much like many other cities, the speed limit in Richmond varies by road. The city, however, has a default speed limit of 35 mph on roads without posted speed limit signs. The speed limit in residential areas in Richmond is 25 mph, 35 mph on urban roads, 40 mph on main roads, 20 mph in school zones, and 70 mph on highways and interstate roads. Ensure you check for the speed signage along the road when driving to keep within the set speed limit and avoid potential penalties.

  • Where are the best places to park in Richmond?

    Parking in Richmond is limited in certain areas, including downtown Richmond; therefore, when renting a car in the city, consider looking at the available parking options in Richmond. To save on parking expenses, consider free parking options in the town, including Glen Miller Park, local parks and trails, city streets in residential areas, community centers, and restaurants. The parking rates in Richmond are about $0.50 to $1 per hour and $5 to $10 per day. The paid parking spaces in Richmond include downtown Richmond parking, commercial districts, event venues, medical facilities, and public transportation hubs. You can also park in a park-and-ride facility and use public transport, including buses and bicycles, to move across the city to avoid the hassle of looking for parking spaces.

Richmond car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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Wonderful

5 reviews

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

Value for money

10.0

6 locations in Richmond

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25 Industrial Pkwy

+1 765 966 1060

Monday08:00 - 17:30
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3217 S Madison St

+1 765 282 2356

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421 New York Ave

+1 765 529 0450

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4806 N Main St

+1 937 274 4477

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5017 College Corner Pike

+1 513 524 9800

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5471 S State Route 49

+1 937 316 5290

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10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Had no problems @ all. Will use them again.

Cons:

Can't think of anything. Quick easy & staff was great.

6,8 Okay

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was great for the price, clean, gas efficient and got us around.

Cons:

Customer service was horrible. The car was released and was forced to find another location. The location I originally rented at decided they would release the car because I was 1.5 hrs late. She told me she called once and since I "didnt answer" she "assumed" we "weren't coming." Then instead of helping me out with getting another car, she simply stated, "I'm sorry there is nothing I can do," which is plain old lie. She could have called the nearest location and see if they had anything available. We were forced to call ourselves and do the leg work and pray I didn't have to take an Uber back to the hotel. We get to the second location and had an issue with the business card, we couldn't just switch the reservation to my name because the card didn't have my my name on it, only the CEO's name, IT's A COMPANY CARD, DUH! then the tax exempt "didn't have the CEO name on it only the companies name". Just issue after issue for lack of knowledge and or professionalism. Finally we got the car.

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2021

KAYAK
Great people to deal with at pick up and drop off. I had to change drop off location and they were very accommodating.

1 out of 1

Dollar

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Best rated

One location in Richmond

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3789 Terminal Drive

+1 937 898 5806

Monday07:00 - 23:59
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8,0 Very Good

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick-up area was easy to find, and overall the staff I interacted with were professional and friendly.

Cons:

The signage about which drop-off area to use was apparently incorrect, which made things confusing and tiring after my trip.

7,6 Good

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

It would have been helpful to have the drop off procedures for when an attendant wasn't present explained during the pickup.

5,2 Fair

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

The employees on the phone...both times, at the desk, and at pick up and drop off. Very rude.

2,0 Poor

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

I had to cancel my rental based on not having a major credit card. I went with Avis whom was more accommodating. I will not be renting with Dollar in the future.

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Customer service was outstanding both picking up the car and in returning. Will rent from dollar again.

4,4 Mediocre

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was nice, although it smelled pretty weird.

Cons:

The car cost more than advertised, by about $100, so it was almost double of what I expected. The insurance I bought online with the car (3rd party) I was told was useless, and they were known to not honor the purchase if something were to happen, so that's $30 I won't get back. All in all it was a lot of wasted money.

1 out of 13

Thrifty

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One location in Richmond

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3789 Terminal Drive

+1 937 898 5806

Monday07:00 - 23:59
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2,0 Poor

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was terrible. As I was walking up to rent the vehicle they locked the door, looked at me, and left.

Cons:

The customer service. I was treated much better at Alamo where I ended up having to rent from because I was not able to get my rental when I needed it from Thrifty.

6,8 Okay

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Thrifty staff member was very pleasant and helpful. Vehicle was very clean and ready to go.

Cons:

If you rental agencies would offer something besides those cheap Chrysler products. I realize they practically give them to you (how else could they get rid of them), but they are very uncomfortable and noisy. Luckily I only need a van once in a great while. And thankfully you have better quality vehicles to rent when I need a sedan or coupe.

10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything went very smooth. I really appreciated it

9,2 Wonderful

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

When the strip would not work on my credit card, the agent said it was impossible to enter it manually! Luckily I had another car, but NOT the one that I wished to use! Gotta be a better way!

2,0 Poor

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

The car smelt like weed and it was never cleaned out. The windows were filthy.

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff, super easy pick up and drop off.

1 out of 9

Hertz

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One location in Richmond

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736 W National Rd

+1 937 890 2626

Monday08:00 - 17:30
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10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Loved the car

Cons:

Nothing I did not like

7,6 Good

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

I will never have them put me in a Kia Soul again. The most uncomfortable seats, not to mention no trunk room. It was an awful experience my back and neck won’t soon forget.

1 out of 1

AutoEurope

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One location in Richmond

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Dayton International Airport

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116 travellers who hired a car in Richmond gave the car agency they used an average rating of 10.0

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Most popular car type

Intermediate

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