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Surprise car hire

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Hire locations3
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Surprise

  • Car rentals in Surprise give you the freedom to explore the city freely, whether you're visiting for business or pleasure. Public transportation is available in Surprise but it's limited. There are no buses that run through the city and there are only two light rail stations in Surprise that are not serviced by bus routes. That means if you want to go somewhere farther away from one of those stations you'll need to go by taxi or Uber instead of public transit.
  • Car rentals in Surprise at Sky Harbor Airport offer vehicles for every type of traveler, from luxury sedans to minivans and everything in between. Surprise car rentals are located at 1805 E. Sky Harbor Circle South. At Prescott Airport, car rental is located on6600 Airport Ave. With so many options available, you're sure to find something that fits your needs and budget from the several companies available including; Hertz, Budget, Avis and Enterprise.
  • For you to be able to hire a car rental in Surprise, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) states that you have to be at least 16 years old to get your learner's permit. And if you're 18 or older, you can take the written test and get your license. Surprise has a lot to offer those who are visiting but it can also be difficult to get around during rush hour traffic jams or on weekends.
  • The monsoon season in Surprise can be especially challenging for drivers because of the intense rain that falls during this time of year. The rain can cause flooding, which can lead to hazardous driving conditions on the roads. If you're planning to visit Surprise during the monsoon season, make sure that you are prepared for any potential weather-related issues that could arise. Use your blinkers when changing lanes or turning corners so other drivers know what's coming next. This also helps prevent collisions between vehicles as they move around each other on their way through intersections.
  • Book your car hire in Surprise at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard hire cars in Surprise are around 24% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Surprise

  • How much is the price of fuel in Surprise?

    The average price of fuel in Surprise is R71,56 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R859 and R1 145, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Surprise?

    Standard (Toyota RAV4 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Surprise.

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

    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 Surprise?

    A Standard car hire in Surprise costs R817 per day, on average.

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

    A Mini car hire in Surprise costs R1 285 per day, on average.

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

    A Special car hire in Surprise costs R764 per day, on average.

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

    If you're looking for a car that will fit into Surprise's environment, the Mini Class Minivan is the perfect choice. The city is small and easy to get around, so you won't need a lot of room. However, if you do commute to other parts of the Phoenix area, you'll want your car to be comfortable enough to make the drive enjoyable. This vehicle is compact but spacious enough for your family's needs. It has enough room for groceries and other supplies, as well as for passengers who may be riding along with you.

  • What’s the speed limit in Surprise?

    Surprise has a lot of different speed limits based on where you are and what type of road you're driving on. The highway speed limit is 65mph. If you're driving through a residential area or business district, though, watch out for lower speed limits; 25 mph is the minimum for these areas. And in school zones and neighborhoods, the speed limit drops even further to 15 mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Surprise?

    Surprise has a lot of great places to park your car, so you won't have to worry about it not being safe. There are two main ways to do it: you can find a garage and pay for it, or you can just park on the street. If you're going to be in Surprise for a while, we recommend looking into garages. Garage parking can be expensive but if you're in town for a while and don't want to worry about moving your car every few hours or overnight, it's probably worth it to lock it up in a garage. You might also want to check out free public parking lots near your destination if you're planning on going somewhere specific.

Surprise car rental reviews and directory

Avis

10,0

Wonderful

13 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Surprise

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Locations in Surprise

10660 Grand Avenue

+1 623 583 6244

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

17150 North 134th Drive

+1 623 214 1571

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00

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8,4 Very Good

Jun 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Price was great!

Cons:

The windows on the inside of the vehicle needed to be cleaned.

9,6 Wonderful

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Very Easy drop off. The store is kinda hidden though.

4,4 Mediocre

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Kayak DID NOT set up the times correct. They set up a pick up time when the location wasn't open. I had to redo the reservation thru Avis who charged me almost $100 more.

2,0 Poor

Aug 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

I got a car that had two bald tires one of them had cords showing and I drove 30 hours on it then when I noticed it I called the 800 number and I got hung up on 3 times and then when I did get to talk to someone they told me if roadside asst. came to changed the tire that I was gonna get charged for it. I will never go through avis again and I will let my friends know about it the bad thing is they would not comensate me anything

1 out of 2

Budget

10,0

Wonderful

9 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Surprise

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Locations in Surprise

10660 Grand Avenue

+1 623 875 1839

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

17150 North 134th Drive

+1 623 537 5356

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Our check in agent was extremely cordial, knowledgeable and patient. I had a problem with my pin and he found a solution by doing a manual transaction which was most appreciated. Car return was equally good. Basically drop keys and and run. Thank you Budget.

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2024

KAYAK
The young man who handled our request did an excel ant job.

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Upgraded to a Ford Edge Titanium. Very nice.

8,8 Very Good

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Got a great car for a good price. Employees were ready with the car and check in and out was easy

Cons:

Nothing on this visit.

6,4 Okay

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The Jeep that I drove was clean and comfortable and I had no problems with it.

Cons:

When I picked up the car, my mother was with me and I used her credit card because I only have Visa debit cards. I was not informed of the $13 extra charge for me to be added as a driver.

8,0 Very Good

Jun 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

car ran good, decent gas mileage. Pricing was great, and I liked that I could prepay for gas in AZ so I could drop it off empty in CA with out having to pay CA gas prices

Cons:

interior smelled like cheap cigars and bad decisions

1 out of 2

Thrifty

5,2

Fair

No reviews available

One location in Surprise

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Locations in Surprise

9875 West Bell Road

+1 623 875 3474

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

No score available yet

3 locations in Surprise

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12555 Nw Grand Ave

+1 623 583 9920

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

16825 W Waddell Rd

+1 623 259 3365

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

9889 W Bell Rd

+1 623 875 2901

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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6,0 Okay

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Kayak offered insurance that neither Fox or Enterprise did not recognize.

2,0 Poor

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Caravan we got was able to fit all of my family including luggage, however it over heated half way through the trip. Heater didnt work. Aux/usb didnt work. Brakes shacked and smelled.

Cons:

The van obviously was not checked before it was rented out. This EXTREMELY is not ok and blows my mind. This puts peoples lives at risk and could have caused an accident very easily. Once we got to our destination, the local enterprise was able to exchange the vehicle. Once we returned the vehicle at the end of our rental the manage was able to discount 50% off. If anyone actually reads these responsive i would love a reply. Thank You so much!

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was very friendly and offered me a free upgrade since a compact car wasn't available.

Cons:

They gave me a ride home after I dropped off the vehicle. Keep up the great work!

9,6 Wonderful

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was easy, but the fees charged were more than the fees originally quoted.

Cons:

Not much.

5,2 Fair

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The best thing I can say is that I got an upgrade after waiting over an hour for my reserved car. They didn't have the car level I reserved (they didn't have ANY cars), so I got upgraded to one that had literally been turned in while I waited, which happened to be an upgrade to my reservation. Although it was more circumstantial than intentional, I'll give them credit for the upgrade. Also, a discrepancy in the charged price was easily corrected at turn it. I was charged for the "upgrade", even though it was all they had. It was corrected at turn in. The service was friendly, and they worked very hard to get things done, despite the severe disorganization of the entire operation.. I think I would have an ulcer or a breakdown in I had to work in that stressful and chaotic of an environment.

Cons:

1) First I noticed when I walked in that there were many people sitting waiting. I quickly learned that it was because the branch literally had NO cars to rent. They were frantically scrambling to find cars from other locations to bring in to satisfy their reservations. It was as if the reservations were blindly accepted with no regard to what they actually had in stock, and no prior planning had been done the previous day to ensure they had what they needed. Nobody got what they reserved....they just took what happened to be getting turned in by other renters while they were waiting. I waited for almost an hour before they had a car for me. Fortunately, most were 'upgrades' as to size/style of car. 2) When I finally got my car, it was contracted to me at the upgraded price, not my originally reserved price. While it was nice....both to get the upgrade, and just to get a car and get out of there,....nobody told the associate who checked me out. He wrote the contract up for the full cost of the upgraded rental. I didn't notice until after I left because the contract has to be emailed to you. They did correct it at turn in though. 3) When I got the car, it was not necessarily "dirty", but it wasn't clean. The glass and windows had streaks and water spots all over them. It looked like someone had taken a sopping wet rag and just wiped every surface in the car....windows....dash...center console...and left it wet. Everything had streaks, water marks, and smears all over. It WAS vacuumed though. I ultimately ended up taking it through a full serve carwash because when the sun hit the windows at the right angle I couldn't even see out the rear window. Overall, I guess I did get a car, and it was upgraded after some inconvenience. I don't think I'd go through this branch/company again though. I can't imagine that other locations wouldn't be following the same disorganized business model.

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

First time renting a vechile, it went smooth, all questions were answered in a very professional manner. Friendly staff

Cons:

There honestly is nothing I didn't like. Maybe the time for dropping off and picking up while using the website. Gave you a different price just for a few hours after your pick up date.

1 out of 4

Hertz

No score available yet

2 locations in Surprise

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Locations in Surprise

9875 W Bell Road

+1 623 875 3474

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00

9875 W. Bell Rd

+1 623 875 3474

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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2,0 Poor

Jan 2022

KAYAK
Had a 12 PM rental time on Saturday, but they close at 12. Got there a few minutes early and they were already closed. When I attempted earlier in the week to move my appointment up an hour to 11 I was told I’d be charged, so I kept the 12pm time. How can you expect to pick up the car at 12 if you are not open past 1150? Horrible.. Did not get my car and will never use them again

2,0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Not take a racist attitude and demeanor

2,0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was easy. Price of car rental.

Cons:

Car was all dented in the back.

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was super friendly and our car was brand new! It was perfect and priced fair! It was definitely easier to rent a car from here rather than Sky Harbor.

Cons:

Nothing!

4,0 Mediocre

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was fine

Cons:

Price and a better car/bigger

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The experience was so easy both pickup and drop off. The vehicle was clean.

Cons:

NA

1 out of 7

67 travellers who hired a car in Surprise gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.3

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