Car hire at Dayton Airport

Car hire at Dayton Airport

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Dayton, OH, United States - Dayton
Jul 7 — Jul 14
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Dayton, OH, United States - Dayton
Thu 7/7
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Thu 14/7
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Rated no. 1
Dollar
Best rated
7.7 Good (67 reviews)
1 location in Dayton Airport
Dollar
Locations in Dayton Airport
  • 7.9
  • 7.8
  • 7.5
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentDec 31 2020
Pick-up area was easy to find, and overall the staff I interacted with were professional and friendly.The signage about which drop-off area to use was apparently incorrect, which made things confusing and tiring after my trip.
7.6 GoodMar 25 2020
It would have been helpful to have the drop off procedures for when an attendant wasn't present explained during the pickup.
5.2 OkayJan 1 2018
The employees on the phone...both times, at the desk, and at pick up and drop off. Very rude.
2.0 MediocreOct 24 2017
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 ExcellentSep 4 2017
Great experienceCustomer service was outstanding both picking up the car and in returning. Will rent from dollar again.
4.4 OkayAug 28 2017
A lot of wasted moneyThe car was nice, although it smelled pretty weird.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.
8.8 ExcellentJul 23 2017
Tried to charge me for car insurance even though I told the lady that I already bought third party insurance coverage online
8.4 ExcellentJul 18 2017
Drop off was incredibly fast... in and out in under 5 minutes!There was a dent on the side of the car that I saw before taking the rental and let the person know and he seemed to think it was no big deal. I did not want to be charged for it so made sure he annotated it but I'm sure I could've been charged if that hadn't happened beforehand
4.4 OkayMay 25 2017
Well I'll never use Dollar again, that's for sure...They did finally supply me with a car for the amount that this site specified. It was not the car nor was it the class of car as promised by this web sites reservation.During the reservation, I was asked if I needed insurance. I did so I checked the button for $9.00 per day. When the reservation was completed, the funds for the insurance was charged to my account right away and it stated the rental fee would be secured at time of pick up. No big deal. But when I get to the counter the attendant states that I need to use my personal car insurance OR get insurance directly from Dollar Rental. The insurance for the reservation web site is not recognized as valid insurance. They did not budge and it cost me an extra $186.00 for 6 days of rental. That is more than 6 months of FULL auto insurance out in the rest of the world. What a scam.... Now I need to fight for a refund on the $9/day insurance from the web site that was not allowed.
10.0 ExcellentApr 5 2017
Good car - well pricedGood service. Close to the terminal. Good value. Nice car.
Rated no. 2
Thrifty
7.5 Good (43 reviews)
1 location in Dayton Airport
Thrifty
Locations in Dayton Airport
  • 7.5
  • 7.3
  • 7.4
  • 7.7
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
7.9 GoodSep 15 2021
Your rental prices and rates for insurance are absurd. The car was fine as was the agent.
2.0 MediocreNov 1 2020
The staff was terrible. As I was walking up to rent the vehicle they locked the door, looked at me, and left.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 GoodSep 27 2020
Thrifty staff member was very pleasant and helpful. Vehicle was very clean and ready to go.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 ExcellentFeb 19 2020
Everything went very smooth. I really appreciated it
9.2 ExcellentJan 24 2020
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 MediocreDec 30 2019
The car smelt like weed and it was never cleaned out. The windows were filthy.
10.0 ExcellentJul 17 2019
Friendly staff, super easy pick up and drop off.
6.8 GoodSep 24 2018
Average rental carCar was great on gas. Car was clean.Car needed an alignment and a tune up. Would pause every time you try to accelerate.
2.0 MediocreSep 13 2018
They only accept major credit cards and nothing else
9.6 ExcellentSep 11 2018
Good rental experienceFast checkout and check in. Clean car.
Rated no. 3
Budget
7.1 Good (40 reviews)
1 location in Dayton Airport
Budget
Locations in Dayton Airport
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.2
  • 6.8
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreNov 22 2021
Budget didn’t have anyone at the rental counter to assist me. I waited for ten minutes and no one showed up. I then went to the Alamo agent and they said that the budget person does not show up on a regular basis. So I cancelled my reservation with budget and booked with Alamo on the spot. Alamo was awesome.
1.9 HorribleSep 17 2021
Signed contract for $122. For 2 day rental Checked my credit card and Budget charged me $326.
10.0 ExcellentMay 8 2021
Wow, what could have been better? Well, everything was great so if it was even better it would have been free. Yeahhh, I know. People it was great. Thank you.
2.0 MediocreJun 26 2020
Nothing.No car available when we went to pick it up 70 miles away from our home. They charged me for travel insurance anyway.
3.2 MediocreDec 12 2018
Over the Top Refil Price and MoreThe base price was very reasonable.It took at least 45 minutes for me to pickup the car. There were four people ahead of my in line and only one person working the counter. The car was filthy on the outside when we picked it up. It was a hard blue car with road salt completely covering the sides and side windows. The steering wheel had some brown sticky substance on it. I was planning on returning it with a full tank, so when I picked the car up I told them that. I thought I remembered a gas station close to the airport, but apparently it wasn’t where I remembered. We didn’t ace enough time to go out of our way (traveling with a young child was partly to blame) and I dropped it off and told them. I had used just over half a tank and was charged $75 to refill the tank to full. Very frustrated overall and was finally charged a lot more than I expected for a dirty product and my fault if not returning it with gas.
6.0 GoodNov 3 2018
Vehicle smelled like smokeTurned car in early due to smell still charged me full rate and had no other vehicle similar to what my need was
7.6 GoodJul 1 2018
Ease of checking in on the return.
10.0 ExcellentJun 4 2018
Great experienceThe car was very clean, worked great.
10.0 ExcellentAug 28 2017
Great experience with Budget Car Rental at Dayton International Airport . Customer service rep very courteous .
2.0 MediocreAug 14 2017
Never rent from BudgetDrop off was a breezeTo start off when I picked the van up it was parked in a dark garage between two huge vans we almost couldn't get in, but in order to leave the garage you have to sign a paper stating there's no damage to the car... you can't see anything in a dark garage! Next the van smelled awful, no floor mats, the passenger side between the seats had all kinds of food in it, and last the side automatic doors didn't work. Once I got home and we were packing up the van we noticed a giant strach on the side, along with damage to the front, which I didn't see in the DARK garage. We drove from Ohio to Florida over 1,000 miles, on our way home about 3 hrs into our trip we blew a tire. Got off the highway and called roadside assistance, they sent out a repair company which took an 1 1/2 to show up, then 30 minutes to change it, and the spare he put on was about the size of a cheerio, then we had to stuff the blown tire into the van with our stuff, we were told we had to take it with us. So I call roadside again, because I don't feel comfortable driving this van with 4 kids and all of our stuff over 1,000 miles back home on this tiny spare. Budget tells us to just trade it in at any location for a new rental. We did find a place to trade it in, that was an hour out of the way, then transferring 4 kids and a ton of luggage to another van in the 110 degree Florida heat is always fun. So all this time wasted caused us to miss the return time for the rent a car and we were charged 120 bucks to add an additional day which Budget would not removed the charge. Are you freaking kidding me!! Never ever ever will we rent from Budget again. Awful, Awful, Awful!!!
Rated no. 4
Hertz
9.5 Excellent (8 reviews)
1 location in Dayton Airport
Hertz
Locations in Dayton Airport
  • 9.7
  • 9.7
  • 9
  • 9.2
  • 9.5
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentDec 31 2021
Excellent car for our family vacation. Clean, fairly fuel efficient, ran perfectly; no dings, dents, or scratches; staff at Dayton International was friendly and helpful both at the rental desk and the garage. My only complaint was how pricey it was, but it was competitive with the other options. Definitely would rent from Hertz again.
10.0 ExcellentSep 20 2021
Check out with the car was fast and return was even faster! Liz is an awesome agent.
10.0 ExcellentJun 8 2021
Very friendly staff and easy pick up.
8.8 ExcellentDec 11 2016
They should check tire pressure
7.2 GoodSep 2 2016
Just like most car rental companiesEasy in, Easy out. Gave us an upgrade at no extra charge, because they didn't have anymore small cars.
Rated no. 5
Alamo
8.9 Excellent (19 reviews)
1 location in Dayton Airport
Alamo
Locations in Dayton Airport
  • 9
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.8
  • 9
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 24 2017
What I liked.Individual walk up selection of vehicles. Cleanliness. Reliability. Great gas mileage.What I didn't like. Extraordinarily slow at the counter. Thinly veiled customer service with a smile. Not genuine.
8.4 ExcellentMay 5 2017
Good value for the priceCar made some strange noises, but nothing serious.
10.0 ExcellentMay 1 2017
Friendly, efficient service, with great car.The car was amazing. Loaded Nissan Altima. One of quietest, smoothest cars I've driven.
10.0 ExcellentApr 26 2017
Renting at DAYDayton Airport Alamo offers clean vehicles in a convenient, walkable location close to baggage claim. Alamo personnel were professional and efficient.
8.8 ExcellentApr 4 2017
Get service lacking selectionReally tried to save me as much money as possible.Lack of selection of vehicles.
7.2 GoodMar 3 2017
Excellent Service with a sneaky twistEven though I clicked that I didn't want the extra insurance coverage, I was charged $22 per day anyway.
2.0 MediocreJan 30 2017
I was not able to rent from Alamo due to not havinOnly that the agent told me of the only cat rental place in the airport that accept debit cards was Avis and she explained to me if I had reservation from one of the airlines that they then would accept my debit card (this was not noted on my reservation when I made it very upsetting ).Not given advance notice that debit cards were not accepted at the time of reservation (only those who had flight reservations ) very upset (but very happy) that only one car rental place (Avis) accept my debit card . Alamo now Thrifty/Dollar also no longer accepting debit cards everyone don't have major credit cards (some by choice and I'm one of them) it's sad and unfair, Not Happy At All
10.0 ExcellentDec 5 2016
Easy pick up and returnVery fast and easy to get car and return. When there was a mistake in the bill they cheerfully fixed it.
2.8 MediocreSep 12 2016
The car handled very nicely and was nicely equippedThe customer service was awful with a very aggressive counter person who then charged me twice what my reservation cost was. I will gladly pay slightly more for a rental car so that I never have to deal with these people again.
Rated no. 6
Enterprise
8.5 Excellent (8 reviews)
1 location in Dayton Airport
Enterprise
Locations in Dayton Airport
  • 8
  • 8.7
  • 8.5
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodApr 11 2017
Nice car, too bad it wasn't cleanNice car with all the options, comfortable ride.Needed large vehicle to pickup clients. Car was dirty, inside and out. Had to spend my own money to clean the car so it was acceptable for picking up business professionals. Inside was not vacuumed, chip crumbs in the door handle, some sticky white substance on the dash and several seats and candy in the creases of the rear seat. Not acceptable condition for a car going out to a customer. Cars should be cleaned inside and out when they are returned before being checked out to a new customer. Cost me $20 that I shouldn't have had to spend! Also, the system was down when I returned the car, so I was told I would receive a receipt in email. Never received the receipt, called customer service to make sure the car was showing returned, but still haven't received the receipt.
8.8 ExcellentMar 6 2017
Great ServiceI have rented many cars and have had plenty of bad experiences. This time was not one of them.
10.0 ExcellentDec 14 2016
Smooth check in and Check OutAll went well!
3.6 MediocreSep 12 2016
I asked for a different car after the first car they brought me had a musty smell, so they brought me a new one.I couldn't figure out how to move the back of the seat forward and since it was pouring rain outside I didn't want to get out of the car to get a closer look. When I reached my hand down by the side of the seat my fingers were covered in a greasy substance so I gave up after that. Having my seat back too far made my 3 hour trip from Dayton to Cleveland a bit uncomfortable. The car also had a weird blind spot on the side. There was also trash in the back seat. I was expecting more for a company like Enterprise.
10.0 ExcellentJul 26 2016
Great new vehicleNothing
Rated no. 7
Avis
7.2 Good (16 reviews)
1 location in Dayton Airport
Avis
Locations in Dayton Airport
  • 7.4
  • 7.7
  • 7.2
  • 7.1
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentNov 1 2021
Drop off was a little cinfusing-early morning, so no agent. Wasnt quite sure what to do
1.9 HorribleOct 12 2021
You need to read the fine print. On site it says you can use a debt card to pay for your rental but with a $250 deposit. That's not true! I drove up to pick my rental car and they told me different. Major credit card only.
3.9 MediocreJul 31 2021
I asked for prepaid fuel option and this was not set up, I had to pay very high price for refuel.
8.0 ExcellentMay 20 2021
Staff were efficient and friendly (if not very helpful when trying to make changes).I booked a compact car because I wanted a fuel-efficient compact car. What I GOT was an SUV. Wouldn't change my "upgrade" even though there were quite a few compact cars in the Avis lot.
6.0 GoodJul 16 2017
Rental Not ReadyThe confirmation time was not accurate. The rental was not at the airport and we had to drive home and come back. First time in 30 years that we faced this.
5.6 OkayMay 11 2017
Car was niceRemoving fuel option at end as instructed was terrible and no one seemed to know they could do it and how--had to wait.
9.6 ExcellentAug 28 2016
Extra dayI was not happy that our extra day was so expensive compared to the rest of the rental I am not sure if other rental cars make you pay for the whole tank if you buy the gas in advance. It would seem that if I pay you to refill it you would know how much is in the tank at that point and then be able to charge me later that day
7.6 GoodDec 15 2015
Awesome gas mileage, horrible cig smellThe car (vw Passat) was clean, had great gas mileage. Very smooth ride.Horrible odor of cigarettes. Like people, not just the person before me, totally ignored the no smoking rule and the company didn't care enough to get the odor professionally removed.
7.2 GoodDec 14 2015
Good availability poor pick up and customer servicGood selection but so inconvenient to pick up and drop off without entering the airport. Tried to ask a question and calling the front desk was impossible for three days without going to corporate office kept being put on hold for 10 minutes only to be automatically transferred. Too much hassle for simple rental.
Easirent
1 location in Dayton Airport
Easirent
Locations in Dayton Airport
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National
1 location in Dayton Airport
National
Locations in Dayton Airport
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in Dayton Airport
Sunnycars
Locations in Dayton Airport
Recent reviews
201 travellers who hired a car in Dayton Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7,7

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Top tips for hiring a car at Dayton Airport

  • It is easier to get a ride that suits your budget and style at Dayton Airport car rentals. Thankfully, a large selection of quality vehicles is tailored to make your trip comfortable and exciting. At KAYAK, we partner with rental companies that add more fuel-efficient cars to their fleet every year. This means more savings on your side. Choose from a wide variety of models in the compact, economy, standard, mid-size, full-size, premium, or luxury classes. No matter your choice, car rentals at Dayton Airport have something to fit your needs at an unbeatable rate backed by top-notch service.
  • Once you’re at Dayton International Airport (DAY), proceed to the rental kiosks inside the arrivals terminal to sign the rental agreement. Other counters are located on Terminal Drive (a short walk south of the arrivals). The representatives at the counters will direct you to the parking lot after handing you the keys. If you are using valet service, the manager will escort you to the vehicle and give you the return details.
  • Normally, a car rental at Dayton Airport requires clients to drop off vehicles at the same location they picked them up. The return area and key drop locations are marked to make your work easier. Several companies share the parking space on each level, so watch out for signposts to avoid parking in the wrong slot. On-site returns made outside of normal working hours are allowed. You simply park, lock the car, and place the contract and keys in the drop box at the rental office. Then the attendants will check the car for mileage and any damages. If you paid for the rental car in advance, you will receive a receipt via mail. If any charges are pending, the company will send you the bill in about 48h.
  • Some car rental agencies at DAY provide off-site facilities as return areas. This could be a small location in the city of Dayton where you’ll find an attendant. If you have to settle some payments, follow their instructions and leave the car at the designated spot. Read the fine print to determine if you are liable for damages that may happen if you leave the car at the wrong places.
  • Book your car hire at Dayton Airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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