Winston-Salem car hire

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Winston-Salem car hire information

Pick-up locationWinston-Salem
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Hire locations16
Airport locations4

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Winston-Salem

  • If you would like a budget-friendly, convenient, and restriction-free mode of transport when visiting Winston-Salem, renting a car from car rentals in Winston-Salem is a recommendable option. You don't have to worry about drop-off points being too far from your destination or not being able to reach your destination on time because you have to adhere to public transportation schedules. Even better, most cars from Winston-Salem car rentals come with up-to-date GPS navigation systems, so you won't have to worry about getting lost either. Better yet, you'll be able to check everything off your itinerary as you'll have enough time to go to all the places you want to visit on your own schedule. You can even add more attractions to your list, like the North Carolina Zoo, which is just 54 miles away. Or take a scenic drive through the Blue Ridge Parkway, which is about 99 miles away.
  • The Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) has on-site car rental counters from agencies, including Budget, Avis, Hertz, and Enterprise. The rental car counter is located in the baggage claim lobby, and the cars are parked right outside. Reserving your car in advance through KAYAK could make it easier for you as you'll have the option to just pick it up at the airport.
  • One of the most important things you have to watch out for in downtown Winston-Salem is pedestrians, especially at intersections. There are approximately 400 intersections in Winston-Salem, and even though most of them have pedestrian signals, reckless drivers and distracted pedestrians can lead to accidents. The North Point Boulevard and University Parkway intersection is especially dangerous. As a motorist, you are obligated to yield at crosswalks and take care when passing cyclists.
  • Winston-Salem is a relatively small city and rush hour spans from around 7am to 9am in the morning and from around 5pm to 6pm in the evening. Even during rush hours, traffic moves quite well unless you hit an accident. More traffic is found on US 421, Interstate-40, and US 52, but it rarely comes to a full stop. Apart from rush-hour traffic, winter roads in Piedmont Triad can be quite risky due to snow and ice, which makes it advisable to have a powerful car equipped to handle Winston-Salem winters.
  • Book your car hire in Winston-Salem at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard car hire in Winston-Salem are around -143% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Winston-Salem

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Winston-Salem?

    Winston-Salem roads are more suitable for on-road cars, so depending on your capacity needs and budget, you can get anything from an economy to a compact, standard, or minivan. Car rentals in Winston-Salem also have a wide range of cars to choose from.

  • What’s the speed limit in Winston-Salem?

    Statewide, the speed limit for interstate highways stands at 55mph unless otherwise posted. When driving on all city-owned streets in Winston-Salem, you need to keep the speed limit at 35mph, and school zones demand a limit of 25mph. You'll find that Winston-Salem has real live traffic cameras that catch any unlawful behavior, so be careful.

  • Where are the best places to park in Winston-Salem?

    On-street parking is available in Winston-Salem. The city has around 800 metered spaces, which means parking spaces are never too far away. Most parking meters allow from 1h to 2h of free parking, although others allow as many as 10h. There's a parking deck program in the city that offers discount stamps for lower parking rates on public parking decks. Some of these parking decks include the Church Deck and Cherry Deck.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Winston-Salem?

    The average price of fuel in Winston-Salem is R66,91 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R803 and R1 071, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Winston-Salem?

    Standard (Ford Transit or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Winston-Salem.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Winston-Salem?

    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 Winston-Salem?

    A Standard car hire in Winston-Salem costs R3 667 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Winston-Salem?

    A Mini car hire in Winston-Salem costs R2 068 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Winston-Salem?

    An Intermediate car hire in Winston-Salem costs R714 per day, on average.

Winston-Salem car rental reviews and directory

Budget

7,1

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.2

Value for money

7.1

2 locations in Winston-Salem

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Locations in Winston-Salem

140 Hanes Mall Circle

+1 336 794 0237

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
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3800 Norfleet Drive

+1 336 661 7532

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
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10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2022

KAYAK
I liked the hybrid car. Have more hybrid vehicles available.

1,9 Poor

Jun 2021

KAYAK
Pickup in Winston-Salem was great! The problems arose during my drop off during after-hours at RDU. Website reported office would be closed, but car could be dropped off and shuttle service would be available. I arrived and followed signs to leave car in Avis lot...there, I found a car blocking the entrance. Another desperate driver arrived and helped me navigate around the blocked car. We had to drag our luggage around for several minutes to find a shuttle service at another rental company. Airport police was called but couldn't help. Officer indicated this was a problem reported previously. I would have missed my flight without the gentleman's help...this was after driving 2 hrs to arrive by 3am. It was a nightmare!!

10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was super friendly, treated me as if I was an old friend.

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes to both

Cons:

Would be nice to to have a drop box to drop off the night before for early morning returns. Life does happen and things Pop up unexpectedly.

8,0 Very Good

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes the process was easy

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything was convenient and easy. The staff was super friendly and very accommodating!

Cons:

Everything was perfect!!!!

1 out of 6

Hertz

6,8

Best rated

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

6.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.8

Value for money

6.8

5 locations in Winston-Salem

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Locations in Winston-Salem

1320 Old Salisbury Road

+1 336 771 8872

Monday10:00 - 14:00
Tuesday10:00 - 14:00
Wednesday10:00 - 14:00
Thursday10:00 - 14:00
Friday10:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 18:00
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1490 Peters Creek Pkwy

+1 336 771 8872

Monday10:00 - 14:00
Tuesday10:00 - 14:00
Wednesday10:00 - 14:00
Thursday10:00 - 14:00
Friday10:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 18:00
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1540 Hanes Mall Blvd Suite 100

+1 704 425 2207

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
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2731 Peterscreek Parkway

+1 336 788 5340

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 18:00
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3800 Norfleet Drive

+1 336 744 0310

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
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Thursday08:00 - 17:30
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10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly. Easy of transaction.

Cons:

Everything was perfect.

8,0 Very Good

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was easy. Staff were friendly.

Cons:

The radio in our car didn't work so we called the main number. Woman told us to call the local rental agency and gave us two numbers, neither of which worked. We tried to use the bluetooth and stream music, but that didn't work either. We stuck it out with the car but no radio makes for a long ride.

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

I liked the upgrade to a bigger better car.

Cons:

Not having to worry about whether there would be a car in the lot for me at my designated time would be better.

2,0 Poor

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing actually!

Cons:

The prices were ridiculous, the van was dirty, kept warning it needed an oil change, reaked of CIGARETTES and was almost unbearable to drive from Winston-Salem to Charlotte with my mother in law in kids so we could get to the airport all together! Never again will I rent from y’all AND I will be contacting corporate office about my experience as well.

2,0 Poor

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The customer service line was fine and was able to answer my questions, however my requirements for rental were not clearly pointed out. I reserved a car for the next day but the pick up location I was referred to was an airport which wouldn't allow me to rent with a debit card without a flight reservation. Just too much red tape. Went to Avis and rented a car within 30 minutes.

Cons:

Just went to Avis from the start; which is what I'll be doing in the future.

2,0 Poor

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was kind

Cons:

I was given a vehicle held together by duct tape. Literally. Duct tape.

1 out of 12

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7,5

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

8.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.0

Value for money

7.0

4 locations in Winston-Salem

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1442 S Stratford Rd

+1 336 760 1879

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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2111 Peters Creek Pkwy

+1 336 725 2516

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday09:00 - 18:00
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3080 University Pkwy

+1 336 661 9222

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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510 W 2nd St

+1 336 480 2502

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
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Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
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8,0 Very Good

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Really tight for the money. No luggage space

5,2 Fair

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

I had to wait for over 20 min just to drop the car off. Very understaffed. They did not have the car I reserved when I arrived. I was given another vehicle and was charged more. The car was not as nice as the one I had reserved.

2,0 Poor

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

They did not have the car I reserved when we got there. Had to find another car rental company. Wasted my time driving to enterprise then waiting in line then finding out no van was available

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was friendly, thoroughly explained everything and patient.

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and helpful.

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Enterprise knows how to treat customers. From pickup to return everyone who helped me was so professional, helpful, and extremely courteous.

1 out of 3

Avis

5,3

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

5.6

2 locations in Winston-Salem

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Locations in Winston-Salem

140 Hanes Mall Circle

+1 336 794 0234

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
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3800 Norfleet Drive

+1 336 767 6230

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
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2,0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
There was no car for me to pick up. You were totally out of cars!!! Crazy!!!

2,0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Not a single thing

Cons:

They could have had the right address on goggle and Apple Maps. They could have answered the phone in the two hours I tried to call. Most importantly they could have HAD MY CAR READY. Had to wait 5 extra hours and never did get my car. Had to settle for a different one. Amazing rude staff. Like, i dont know how they are in business rude.

6,0 Okay

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very nice and the car was clean.

Cons:

No one was there for the drop off! No one helped me and I had to hide keys under the monitor on a desk. So dangerous

6,4 Okay

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Boston drop off was great and easy thank you.

Cons:

The staff at the pickup location was rude, made a comment about my inability to figure out the apple carplay when i asked for help, and also insinuated that i was upgraded to a larger car when in fact i got exactly what i reserved, and when i asked about the potential to upgrade i was dismissed. The tires on the car i rented should be inspected, i hydroplaned several times while driving in the rain going at or under the speed limit. Likely will not use Avis again.

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

customer service was extraordinary.

5,6 Fair

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Convenient pickup and drop off locations

Cons:

I think Avis could do better presenting their cars. A quick rinse & vacum goes a long way. The smell however...? Drive three hours in an ash tray:(

1 out of 6

Easirent

4,0

Mediocre

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One location in Winston-Salem

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Smith Reynolds Airport

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Priceless

6,4

Okay

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One location in Winston-Salem

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375 Peters Creek Parkway

+1 336 748 9021

Monday09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday09:00 - 18:00
Thursday09:00 - 18:00
Friday09:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 18:00
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Rent-A-Wreck

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One location in Winston-Salem

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375 Peters Creek Parkway

+1 336 748 9021

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
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120 travellers who hired a car in Winston-Salem gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5,3

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