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There are numerous hiking and biking trails in Roanoke, VA, so if you'd like to carry your hiking, biking, or camping gear, it's advisable to hire a double cabin SUV from car rentals in Roanoke. If you're here on business or intend to visit various attractions in the city, then you can get any on-road car that's within your budget, from a coupe to a minivan.
The statutory speed limit for roads is 55mph for highways and 45mph for routes numbered 600 or higher. Residential and business areas have a statutory speed limit of 25mph, while unpaved roads have a maximum of 35mph. School zones demand a speed limit of 15mph, so be careful not to speed in these areas. There are also traffic cameras set up in various parts of the city and unlawful behavior will be caught.
Parking spaces are relatively easy to find in Roanoke, with over 1000 on-street spaces and over 7000 off-street parking options. Some of the street parking spaces are free, but metered parking offers free parking for the first 1h, after which it charges about $1 for the second hour and about $3 for the third hour. Three hours is the maximum amount of time you can park on the street. Parking meters operate from 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday and offer free parking after 5pm and on weekends.
The average price of fuel in Roanoke is R66,79 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R801 and R1 068, depending on the car size.
Supplier choice (Class Special Car or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Roanoke.
Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.
A Special car hire in Roanoke costs R905 per day, on average.
A Standard car hire in Roanoke costs R1 273 per day, on average.
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Pros:renting the car - agent was very helpful and friendly, easy return of keys, very clean car and comfortable
Pros:Staff was friendly.
Cons:The vehicle was filthy inside. There were crumbs everywhere in the back seats. The non smoking car was definitely smoked in a reeked of cigarettes. The navigation screen was busted. On top of all that, one of the tires had a significant leak and I had to put air in it several times. Very bad experience.
Pros:Staff in ROA very friendly, no one met me in MYR - little unsettling to return car with a representative checking me out.
Pros:Easy in and easy out.
Cons:I really have no suggestions. My experience was so good there is nothing that Enterprise could have done to improve. Thank you!
Pros:Pick up and drop off were quick. Staff was very friendly. Super easy transaction
Pros:Quick pickup and dropoff
Pros:The price was good for the value.
Pros:The servicies , and customer services
Cons:Very nice services
Cons:It’s not the car was dirty but it smelled like smoke and that was gross. We notified the rental car company but they didn’t really do or make up for it. That was disappointing
Pros:Very easy to pick up and drop off.
8,0 Very Good
Pros:I didn’t like anything about the whole situation
Cons:There attitude and how they talk to customers
Pros:The staff was very helpful and kind.
Cons:The car was NOT clean...at all. There was trash under the drivers seat and it appears that someone spilt a milkshake on the shift stick/center console. I have a hard time believing that if the car was this dirty, that it could have been “sanitized!!” If I had not traveled almost an hour to visit my son, I would have returned the car to exchange.
8,8 Very Good
Pros:The staff in both Roanoke and Arlington were very good. THey were a lot better then the folks I dealt with in Montrose CO this morning, also through Avis
8,0 Very Good
Pros:Staff was friendly and helpful. Only issue was the address I was given to drop off the vehicle in Tucker, Ga, was not the location. My GPS took be to a totally different building. Needed to make a call to find where I was to go. Return desk acknowledged it has been an issue.
Cons:Only car I have rented over the last couple of years that did not have active XSM radio or navigation.
Pros:Agency staff friendly and helpful.
Pros:Car was clean and full of gas. Staff was very friendly,
Cons:Would love to have a rental car with navigation features, especially since most people renting are traveling in an unfamiliar place.
Cons:Quick pickup at ROA Friendly personnel. Car very clean
8,0 Very Good
Pros:The staff was helpful, and pickup and drop off were easy
Cons:The car reeked of cigarettes. It was quite overpowering and I could smell it on my jacket after getting out of the car. As a family of non smokers, traveling with a young child, it was kind of gross and embarrassing.
Pros:Helpful staff and awesome car
Cons:Allow debit cards for rentals!
8,8 Very Good
Pros:Staff very helpful
Cons:The price could have been less expensive
Pros:they were able to upgrade me without extra cost
Cons:Cut down on the age fee please.
Pros:On BOTH ends, at EWR and ROA...
Cons:I'm not sure how fair the dropoff fee was!
Cons:I got to the airport and they did not have any vehicles to give me. I ended up having to go to another company to rent a car.
Pros:Very easy pickup/dropoff. Representative was very pleasant and thorough.
Cons:I reserved a premium SUV 1 week in advance. I called 2 days prior to pickup to make sure the car was there. The local merchant did not answer the phone, so I called the 1800 number to assure my vehicle was there. The vehicle I reserved was not there when I went to pick up and I was offered a minivan
8,0 Very Good
Pros:Clean and well equipped car. The agent was nice and professional
Cons:Agent not masked. Not informed when reserving that there would be an additional $200 deposit placed on my credit card. When at the counter I was told that it would be released upon return of car. I don’t know if it has been returned yet, but I was on a trip for an interview during the pandemic and placing an additional $200 would have made my rental decision clear Togo with a different company.
Cons:I tried extending my rental and was charged an exorbitant amount of money to do so.
Pros:Great price for a full size car and super quick easy pickup at the airport.
Cons:Even though the price was great for a Hyundai Sonata we just couldn't get over how dirty, old, well used the car was. The car had close to 40,000 miles and looked it. Large deep scratch down the drivers side but the worst part was the filthy upholestry and windows. We had to stop 2 different times to clean all of the interior windows because you just couldn't see through the haze. The towels were black, literally black after wiping them down. The seats could not be cleaned. This was not a quick wipe up of a spill, this was deep down stained over the years dirty. While the price was great and it was indeed a nice large size car the dirty and super well used automobile makes me score a lot lower than usual.
Pros:Great value and smooth pick up and drop off.
Cons:The car could have been a little cleaner inside.
8,0 Very Good
Pros:The steering wheel on my Jetta made it impossible for me to see how fast I was traveling.
Cons:I needed to return my rental early and received no discount. Way too many fees. I'LL drive next time.
Pros:The counter was easy to locate. The people were very friendly and easy to deal with.
Cons:The car smelled like smoke. Really strong. I didn't think it was bad at first, but it got pretty annoying.
Pros:Staff we friendly enough at the National center and easy to reach by phone.
Cons:The hours of pick-up did not match what I needed and the KayakRental car site did NOT give me that information. Luckily, I called ahead and would have had to pay an extra day just to get a pick-up BEFORE 8 a.m. I know that the flight schedule in Roanoke, VA is not large, but not to be able to pick up a car before 8 when that is the only outlet for National is a bit unlucky.
Pros:Nice comfortable clean car.
Cons:Leaking water at top left window area.