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South Burlington car hire information

Pick-up locationSouth Burlington
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Airport locations9

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in South Burlington

  • Getting a vehicle from car rentals in South Burlington offers several advantages over public transportation. In South Burlington, the freedom of having a rental car allows you to explore the region and attractions, including Red Rocks Park, Overlook Park, and the Fleming Museum of Art, with utmost convenience. A rental car will also give you the freedom to embark on spontaneous journeys and visits to remote areas that public transport might not facilitate. Moreover, car rentals in South Burlington offer the convenience of loading and unloading luggage, especially for families or those carrying sports equipment. A rental car will also grant you the opportunity to avoid the constraints of fixed schedules, enabling you to immerse yourself fully in touring the region.
  • The South Burlington metropolis is served primarily by four airports, including Patrick Leahy Burlington International Airport (BTV), Lebanon Municipal Airport (LEB), Adirondack Regional Airport (SLK), and Plattsburgh International Airport (PBG). Therefore, you will find a perfect destination for your flights to the region at any of these airports. At BTV, you'll find car rental desks situated inside the terminal, on the main floor, near the baggage claim. Upon arrival at LEB, you'll access car rental counters in the arrivals area of the airport's terminal building. SLK features car rental counters within the main terminal building in the arrivals area. At PBG, there are several car rentals in South Burlington operating counters in the baggage claim area of the terminal building.
  • Driving in South Burlington is a pleasant experience, primarily due to the strict enforcement of traffic rules. The city's well-maintained roads and clear signage facilitate a smooth flow of traffic, thereby improving motorists' safety and convenience. At crosswalks, drivers are accustomed to yielding to pedestrians, demonstrating the community's emphasis on pedestrian safety. The city's speed limits are strictly enforced, promoting a regulated and steady pace of travel that not only ensures safety but also contributes to a more environmentally friendly and calm driving environment. Drivers display a high level of respect for traffic regulations, as evidenced by courteous actions such as yielding the right-of-way and maintaining the appropriate following distance. When operating a vehicle from South Burlington car rentals, carefully follow the city's traffic rules.
  • In South Burlington, Vermont, rush hour usually leads to a challenging driving experience. Rush hour occurs during the weekdays from 7:00 am to 9:00 am and 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. During these periods, the region's major roads, including Interstate 89 (I-89) and US Route 7, feature heavy traffic congestion as commuters travel to and from work and school. To avoid these traffic hotspots, commuters often consider alternative routes like Dorset Street and Williston Road, which provide some relief from the rush-hour traffic congestion.
  • Book your car hire in South Burlington at least 4 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hire in South Burlington are around -88% cheaper than other car types, on average

South Burlington car hire experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travellers who hired a car in South Burlington 
Verified travelerOct 2023
Enterprise is a good option for dropping off on the New York side.
Verified travelerOct 2023
Go from the plane to the counter immediately.

FAQs about hiring a car in South Burlington

  • What is the best car hire company in South Burlington?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire in South Burlington is Budget (7,1, 57 reviews).

  • How much is the price of fuel in South Burlington?

    The average price of fuel in South Burlington is R73,42 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R881 and R1 175, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in South Burlington?

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

  • How can I find car hires near me in South Burlington?

    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 South Burlington?

    A Mini car hire in South Burlington costs R4 057 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in South Burlington?

    An Economy car hire in South Burlington costs R1 185 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in South Burlington?

    A Compact car hire in South Burlington costs R1 256 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in South Burlington?

    Given South Burlington's cold and snowy winters, a vehicle with great traction and handling in adverse weather conditions is ideal. All-wheel drive (AWD) or four-wheel drive (4WD) systems are beneficial for navigating the often slippery and icy roads during the winter. Additionally, a car with sufficient ground clearance can help avoid getting stuck in snowdrifts. Fuel efficiency should also be considered, as Vermont's scenic landscapes and outdoor attractions encourage exploration, leading to longer drives. Therefore, consider compact SUVs.

  • What is the speed limit in South Burlington?

    The speed limits in South Burlington vary depending on the road type and the location within the city. In general, South Burlington's residential and urban areas have lower speed limits, often around 25 to 30 mph, to prioritize safety for pedestrians and local traffic. The city's arterial roads and major thoroughfares have higher speed limits, ranging from around 35 to 50 mph, to accommodate smoother traffic flow.

  • Where are the best places to park in South Burlington?

    One of the best places to park is the University Mall, which provides ample parking space. The mall offers free parking to shoppers. Another great option is the parking garages in the downtown area, which provide covered parking and are situated close to popular destinations like the South Burlington Library and City Hall. The parking rates at the garages usually range from around $1 to $1.50 per hour.  

South Burlington car rental reviews and directory

Alamo

8,6

Very Good

113 reviews

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.7

Value for money

7.9

One location in South Burlington

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Locations in South Burlington

1200 Airport Dr

+1 844 934 1072

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
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7,2 Good

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

I noticed at pick up that the wheel cover was missing. I took a pic as suggested by the attendant, if I found any issues with it. When I arrived at my destination, I was asked if I had a flat tire along the way. I told him no that the wheel cover was missing when I picked it up. He told me that I was driving with a donut. I was shocked as it didn't appear smaller than the other tires and I had driven for 4 hours and 260 miles at top speeds of 75 mph. I have no idea if there was another spare in the trunk, the flat tire, or nothing. Fortunately nothing happened, but could have been ugly and never should have been rented out in that condition.

6,4 Okay

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy to pick up and easy to drop

Cons:

The car smelled like cigarettes. Very smoky and had to drive with the windows cracked.

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes everything went well, drop off was really easy.

Cons:

Satellite radio would of been nice but I’m not complaining for the price of the rental.

7,6 Good

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff very friendly, pick up easy, convenient location, no line.

Cons:

Car was a bit dirtier than I had expected, coffee stains on ceiling that I didn't notice until later. Nobody in garage during pickup or dropoff, but as long as they don't charge me for someone else's mess, I'm ok with that.

10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

It was great. Thanks!

7,6 Good

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

No snow brush.

1 out of 15

Budget

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.0

Value for money

7.3

2 locations in South Burlington

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1200 Airport Drive

+1 802 651 6991

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday08:00 - 23:59

1890 Williston Road

+1 802 863 3030

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
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6,0 Okay

Feb 2024

KAYAK
The attendant at Burlington knew I was dropping off the vehicle in Paramus NJ, but tried to give me an EV with very little range, which would not have made the trip. I got her to give me a different vehicle, but she gave me a Mustang with rear wheel drive and not great tires. Unfortunately it snowed the that night and I almost could not make it out of Burlington because the roads were not plowed. Luckily it did not snow further south and I was able to make the trip. Rear wheel drive in Vermont in the Winter is never a good idea. Had I known it was so bad in the snow, I probably would have requested a different vehicle. Luckily I am a very experienced driver and was able adapt and navigate the slick roads without incident. However, the person at the drop off in NJ was great. He was very understanding and helpful. Great employee.

8,0 Very Good

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Prompt service

6,0 Okay

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Pickup took almost an hour due to the line at the counter. Everything else was great!

2,0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Unfortunately we had a terrible experience. The wait was over two hours. The line was infinite. Thankfully my two year old behaved and patiently waited. Nevertheless, everyone in line was extremely upset. The car was dirty and full of garbage. I will never rent with Budget again. Kind regards, Peter Ventre

2,0 Poor

Sep 2023

KAYAK
I had to wait 2 hours for my rental car because they had none. Even though a reservation means you reserve the car and it’s there at the slotted time. I felt bad for the people running the counter because they were being yelled at by many others. But I quickly lost sympathy when they finally had a car, rushed Nd manipulated me with the insurance and gave me a Canadian car that had a KM dash. Never again.

2,0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Booked for $89 and receipt was $157.50 and no one to speak with! Filthy , smokers car!!! Brutal!!

1 out of 22

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9,6

Wonderful

77 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

9.6

Comfort

9.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.6

Value for money

9.5

3 locations in South Burlington

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1116 Shelburne Rd

+1 802 862 7325

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

1200 Airport Dr

+1 844 934 1071

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59

1891 Williston Rd

+1 802 863 2111

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Overall it went well from pick to drop off.

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Cameron at BTV set me up with a great car. I would have been stranded without him.

10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Awesome staff

Cons:

Best customer service, outstanding

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff very friendly. Drop off very easy.

Cons:

Make it clearer that this enterprise location is not on the airport campus.

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Lady behind the counter was super friendly considering the Covid-19 changes in effect

Cons:

This has nothing to do with the rental company, just the location... the airport has limited access, only one door is unlocked to enter, just made for a lot of extra walking

7,2 Good

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was fine. The car was fine. Off airport rental was much more economical!

Cons:

Drop off at TF Greene airport in Warwick was very poorly marked. No good directions were available. Web site info for this location needs to be updated with clearly written directions to drop off in the parking garage!

1 out of 14

Hertz

7,2

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.8

Value for money

7.4

One location in South Burlington

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1335 Shelburne Road

+1 802 859 3601

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
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6,0 Okay

Jun 2022

KAYAK
The fact that the car rental location is actually a few miles from the airport, with no rental shuttle, is very annoying. The extra cost of the cab, etc. is rough on tired travelers with a final long drive ahead of them before they reach home. I'd like to see some improvements in convenience in this category. The actual car was fine, and we were pleased with the helpfulness of the young man in charge.

6,0 Okay

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

THE STAFF WAS FRINDLEY

Cons:

we were to get a Camry or a Malibu Instead the gave us a Nissan Sentra.

9,2 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Free upgrade was appreciated.

Cons:

Need more staff,

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nick is the best clerk there is.

2,0 Poor

Dec 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

That I, myself, called to confirm the pick up, and found out I had time to cancel in enough time before a horrible mistake took place.

Cons:

I called to ask about my reservation that I had booked weeks prior. I prepaid for the car using a debit card. The man on the phone informed me that I was not going to be able to pick up my car at the destination, which was 2,000 miles from home. I asked why I would get a confirmation email from Hertz saying that the car is booked, and the money cleared out of my account if they didn't intend on giving me the car. He said you HAVE to use a credit card to pick up. I again asked why no one contacted me. He told me it was a good question. That was his answer. The funny thing is, if you cancel the day of your pick up, you dont get a refund. So, Hertz was going to let me pay them hundreds of dollars out of my debit card, not get the car I paid for, then want me to do a separate order with my credit card to get a car. Paying double.

2,0 Poor

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

I didn’t get the rental because in this area they don’t allow people under 25 to rent a car even though on the Hertz website it say that they will just charge a underage fee. Communication on the under 25 rules should be more clearly laid out because the only thing I read about that rule was there might be an added fee not that I would be unable to rent it.

1 out of 12

Avis

7,0

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

7.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

6.9

One location in South Burlington

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1200 Airport Drive

+1 802 864 0411

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
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10,0 Wonderful

May 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Ease of reserving and pick up was just as efficient.

Cons:

nothing comes to mind

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

It was fine.

Cons:

It was fine.

8,0 Very Good

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Ease of return. Friendly staff.

5,6 Fair

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The woman at the counter spoke very good English.

Cons:

You must drive into a garage where there is only a small sign posted, that applies to all car rental companies, which you must stop and read, and it is on a curve where cars are blindly coming around and you must stop, block traffic, and read the four steps of 1) parking the car in the appropriate area, 2) cleaning it out, 3) writing down the mileage and 4) locking it, noting the number of your space, and returning the keys to the rental counter. What it doesn't say is 1) your parking space is far away 2) the rental counter is across the street in the main terminal downstairs on the other end 3) the escalators don't work and 4) have fun waiting in line to turn in all this information you are supposed to provide.

6,4 Okay

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

The rental policies were a bit unclear, and we wound up paying ~$150 more than we expected to.

7,6 Good

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

- Quick and easy - Good price (note there may be fees on top)

Cons:

- Couldn't change the pick up and drop off times to be true without changing the price and adding $200 - Returning the car was kind of confusing - Charged for fees I didn't know existed (late drop off, not driving enough miles, etc)

1 out of 8

National

7,1

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

6.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.6

Value for money

5.9

One location in South Burlington

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1200 Airport Dr

+1 844 934 1073

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
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10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2021

KAYAK
Everything was perfect

3,9 Poor

Aug 2021

KAYAK
For older and physically impaired users, better description of the size, leg room, comfort and entry and exits are needed. We may not know the car name and type. To us mid-sized means a roomy sedan not a compact car. Our expectations include an odometer, easy adjustment of the steering wheel and seats. This car was like driving a roller skate. We hit our heads getting in the car, banged our knees on the dashboard and I struggled to get out of the car. Also, personnel need to offer to show the car features and explain them. We didn’t know how to remove the ignition key!

1 out of 1

Easirent

4,6

Mediocre

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One location in South Burlington

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Burlington International Airport

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Rent-A-Wreck

2,0

Poor

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2071 Williston Road

+1 802 318 4900

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
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AutoEurope

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One location in South Burlington

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Burlington International Airport

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Sunnycars

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1200 Airport Drive #10

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1200 Airport Dr, South Burlington, , USA Vermont

+1 914 368 0091

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412 travellers who hired a car in South Burlington gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.9

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