Car hire at South Bend/Michiana Airport

Car hire at South Bend/Michiana Airport

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South Bend, IN, United States - South Bend/Michiana
Oct 4 — Oct 11
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South Bend, IN, United States - South Bend/Michiana
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Rated no. 1
Hertz
Best rated
7.5 Good (43 reviews)
1 location in South Bend/Michiana Airport
Hertz
Locations in South Bend/Michiana Airport
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
  • 7.1
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodJul 29 2019
We tried to get the van a day earlier... we started that task 4 days before our original pick up date...what a nightmare. So much so that we will never use Hertz again. Unbelievable that no one could get their business together to be able to figure out how we could rent the vehicle a day earlier.
9.2 ExcellentJul 17 2019
Great staff, good value, so easy to get in and out fast.People were obviously vaping in the car. Didn’t do a great job at getting smell out. For a car with only 8,000 miles it smelled.
8.0 ExcellentMay 2 2019
Everything
10.0 ExcellentMar 27 2019
Pick Up Staff was helpful and friendly. Pick up and Drop off EasyBeing an elderly person, I wish there was a brief review of car options. I had to go on you tube to figure out how to open trunk and 3rd car door.
8.4 ExcellentOct 9 2018
The car was clean, no smells. It served me well.The parking lot where the cars are parked was disappointing, but this was a small airport.
2.0 MediocreOct 8 2018
Steer Clear!Extremely disappointed as our agreement and payment was to/with Kayak NOT CarRentals.com. When we showed to pick up the rental, we turned away because of not having enough available credit on our major credit card. We were stuck with the $216 fee and NO car!!! At this point we're prepared to spread the word about Kayak car rentals....STAY AWAY and buyer beware. Please, we need our refund!
2.0 MediocreAug 2 2018
Hertz was the only rental place not openLanded in South Bend in the middle of the day on the weekend. Hertz was the only car rental place that was not open -- even though I had a reservation fornthat time. Ended up going to Enterprise and got much better treatment. Will be using them from now on.
10.0 ExcellentJul 2 2018
Free upgradeI was given a free upgrade from a Nissan to an Impala!
10.0 ExcellentDec 12 2017
Color make and model
2.0 MediocreNov 28 2017
poor infoI payed for the reservation on line with a debit card, but Hertz required a credit card at the time of pick up so I was not able to use the reservation.
Rated no. 2
Alamo
8.6 Excellent (23 reviews)
1 location in South Bend/Michiana Airport
Alamo
Locations in South Bend/Michiana Airport
  • 8.8
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreSep 19 2022
I had a reservation but was made to wait several hours because there weren’t enough cars -only to discover that there were several cars in the lot! Also, I spent much more time on the phone with corporate office than the customer service at the rental desk.
10.0 ExcellentMay 16 2017
CourteousDesk agent very prompt and friendlyGave us free upgrade
2.0 MediocreApr 22 2017
Didn't have a car for me.Nothing.After arranging for the rental several days in advance and prepaying, I arrived to pick up my rental only to find that they did not have a car available for me. Instead I was offered my pick of dirty vehicles that had not been cleaned or refilled. Ended up going to Hertz and spending more money to rent a car spur of the moment but at least they had cars.
10.0 ExcellentMar 24 2017
Upgrade for freeNothing
9.2 ExcellentMar 20 2017
Price. Bringing the car to the front. Quality of car.
8.8 ExcellentFeb 8 2017
Friendly customer service agents.Too many hidden fees. Just use bottom line pricing when quoting costs.
7.6 GoodFeb 4 2017
very helpful staff!The woman at the counter in South Bend was great! Loved that she offered me a bottle of water for the road - great touch!The car didn't have a CD player - really wish there was a way for that to be indicated in advance. Also the car itself was pretty uncomfortable, hard to maneuver the seats but for the price and short drive it got the job done. The address listed for the Alamo pickup was wrong, it should be more specific in the rental info. Had to ask at another place before finding out about going into the airport. And then still had to get from rental counter to where the car was located. Please put that info in rental stuff up front so people can know that in advance!
10.0 ExcellentDec 22 2016
Needed to rent in one state and drop in another. Alamo was very convenient and accomodatingCar had an odor of smoke when I picked it up so previous renter must have been a smoker
10.0 ExcellentDec 19 2016
Great Deal, Great ExperienceSuper efficient pickup and drop off, best deal we've ever found for the South Bend airport to Chicago O'Hare airport route, gas was very affordable, and they easily reimbursed us for the I-Pass when it didn't work.The I-Pass we paid for was invalid, but they reimbursed us at drop off so everything was resolved.
2.8 MediocreDec 18 2016
The woman at the counter in south bend was friendly and professional. The price was reasonable.There was no washer fluid, and it wa difficult to get the screen clean and was dangerous. The car rattled.
Rated no. 3
Enterprise
8.1 Excellent (14 reviews)
1 location in South Bend/Michiana Airport
Enterprise
Locations in South Bend/Michiana Airport
  • 8.2
  • 9.4
  • 8
  • 8.2
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentApr 25 2022
Less wait time during pickup.
10.0 ExcellentJan 5 2022
Excellent. All is good. The truck worked as needed. The staff at SBN was awesome. I highly recomend them.
4.0 OkayJun 11 2021
Huge line. One guy working.
4.0 OkayMay 5 2021
Yes, staff was friendly.It was the customer service when trying to call South Bend I was always routed to corporate. No one was at the Enterprise desk in South Bend so no one walked around the car with me. A supervisor on the phone used a phone and/or had a soft spoken voice. I could not hear him.
10.0 ExcellentOct 26 2020
Staff was friendly and efficient. I was in and out quickly. Great experience.Only odd thing about renting in South Bend is there are no assigned spots. You everyone is walking around the lot hitting their car lock fob listening for the noise. It was actually kind of comical. But if the weather was bad or you were in a big hurry I could see how it would be irritating.
9.2 ExcellentSep 18 2020
Drop off in Downtown Falmouth MA. was great, Attendant was helpful and friendly. Pick up in South Bend IN. Airport went well even though I forgot who was supplying the car and the Kayak email confirm was on my PC , not my phone, they found me, I got the car.The Ford Fusion hybrid has a weird feature where the engine turns off when you stop at a light or drive-through. This feature can be turned off by a button on the dashboard.
10.0 ExcellentMar 12 2020
Staff was excellent. Fast, efficient, friendly. The dropoff was super fast and easy.Nothing. Everything was perfect.
6.8 GoodFeb 15 2020
Everything was easy and drop off was easy too. Car smelled like cigarettes. It was 3° and I had to drive with the window open.No cigarette smell.
9.6 ExcellentMar 21 2017
Considerate representativeI was in town for my mother's brain surgery. The rental process was fast, easy, and the representative went above and beyond. He even asked how my mother was when I returned the car. I will be renting here again.
Rated no. 4
Avis
7.8 Good (15 reviews)
1 location in South Bend/Michiana Airport
Avis
Locations in South Bend/Michiana Airport
  • 7.8
  • 8.2
  • 7.5
  • 8.5
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodNov 28 2021
Customer service wasn’t so impressive. They don’t seem to have a good system of handing off calls made to the local rental desk when nobody’s there to cover the location. It gets sent off to a distant call center where they don’t have access to all the info. Their explanation: we use two different systems. Yeah, well that’s very uninteresting to the customer. Maybe you should use one system and stop the excuses. Also, include taxes and fees in your initial quote. Also, be more clear about how electronic tolls work. I’m waiting to be hit with all kinds of hidden charges, and the toll highways around chicago don’t allow cash payments.
2.0 MediocreNov 23 2021
When we arrived we were told there was only one clean vehicle available (Toyota Tacoma) and if we wanted anything else it would be dirty. Other than that no real problem in south bend. When I tried to drop it off in Chicago the address given to me was just a hotel (Hotel Loews) and they were unable to accept the car. Apparently they're listed as an Avis location because their guests can reserve a car at the front desk. Instead I found an overnight garage and picked a new Avis location in the morning. Hotel Loews should never have been listed as a drop-off location if they don't accept drop-offs.
10.0 ExcellentAug 26 2021
Ease and efficiency at rental counter. Will use Avis again. Increase Number of Avis spots in parking lot. When returning vehicle I had to park in a National spot as all the Avis spots were taken.
3.9 MediocreAug 21 2021
The car was dirty and smelled like smoke. Not happy with the experience.
10.0 ExcellentJul 4 2021
Everything was excellent
5.6 OkaySep 16 2019
YesYour website is misleading on the vehicle size. I wanted a chevy impala sized vehicle - emailed confirmation stated "chevy impala" . But at desk to pick up car i would have had to pay more for that class.. Clearly a bait and switch tactic. Wont use kayak again.
10.0 ExcellentJul 29 2019
Staff was great, very smooth rental processcar had a slight fragrance smell from cleaning products
3.6 MediocreAug 18 2017
Less than satisfied.Pick up and drop off was very simple and easy.Didn't receive the type of car that I reserved. The vehicle had recently been smoked in and smelled nasty!!!!
Rated no. 5
Dollar
7.3 Good (29 reviews)
1 location in South Bend/Michiana Airport
Dollar
Locations in South Bend/Michiana Airport
  • 8
  • 7.6
  • 7.1
  • 6.8
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJul 15 2020
I always rent thru Dollar Rental when I go on trips because never once have I had unexpected charges or issues. Every time I get a great deal and it costs exactly what they said it would cost. I can't even tell you how much it is appreciated!There was an after hours key drop that was a little confusing because there was a sign that said charges continue to accrue until the rental place opens again. Fortunately that did not happen and I was charged only for the amount of the rental after dropping the keys off on time.
2.0 MediocreMay 28 2020
Nothing Very unprofessional
10.0 ExcellentJan 22 2020
Staff was great friendly, helpful, I really liked the minivan, It was my first time driving that make and model car and I decided that I may just go bye me one.The instructions of use for the plate pass could of been explained, it's a metal box that is stuck on the windshield. I did.have to travel on the Indiana -Illinois toll way and did not know that the box contained a ez pass. So electronically the box was being picked up and I was pulling over to pay cash Lol. 3 days later I figured out what the metal thing on the windshield was. The staff did compensate me for my trouble with the platepass, and I was very pleased with the way they handled it.
9.6 ExcellentJul 31 2018
Great vehicle for family vacation.Air conditioning does not work well when car switched to alternative power. Works great when driving, but not when stopped.
6.4 GoodJul 26 2018
More staff, please.The SUV.One poor employee was asked to staff all of Dollar and Hertz. I waited more than 20 minutes in line. He was a terrific employee who was asked to do far too much. Not fair to him or to the customers.
10.0 ExcellentJun 4 2018
Car was brand new with only 400 miles!I had a hard time finding the car in the lot. The numbering was difficult to use.
10.0 ExcellentMay 6 2018
Car gets great gas mileage.Restrictions when paying with Debit card.
4.0 OkayApr 10 2018
I was quoted 126 & was charge 176 after all the fees & half a tank of gas. Should have been honest & upfront in the beginning so I knew the true cost
2.0 MediocreJan 1 2018
No carReserved car. When we arrived on time at airport, counter was closed. Other counters open but no cars available. Call to Dollar told us sorry but nothing they could do. THANKS FOR NOTHING!
4.4 OkayAug 28 2017
I was told I would be paying $60 plus $16 for an extension. The bill just came for $105...
Rated no. 6
Budget
6 Good (28 reviews)
1 location in South Bend/Michiana Airport
Budget
Locations in South Bend/Michiana Airport
  • 5.6
  • 6.3
  • 6
  • 5.9
  • 6
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreSep 26 2022
Rental company had no cars available for me. Sent me to another location and they had no cars available there either.
10.0 ExcellentJul 26 2022
We had the same person when we picked up and when we dropped off and she was absolutely the nicest and down to earth person I’ve ever had at a rental desk. Clone her!!
2.0 MediocreJun 2 2022
vehicle was not ready when we got there, I have pictures of how filthy the vehicle was when we got it home and had a moment to look it over before our guests arived, had to clean it our selves, we were charged more than our itinerary says, very poor experience, would not recommend Budget!!!!!!!!
2.0 MediocreJan 10 2022
Had 5 cars in less than 24 hours. Car #1 had garbage in it and oil change light was on. Car #2, woman behind the counter left after giving me the key (about 11 pm) - and it had a flat tire! Had to call emergency road assistance, which came at 1 am, and paid over $100 to stay in a nearby hotel to return the car when Budget opened at 8 am (had a donut rather than a spare). BTW, I had not left the airport lot! Car #3 also had oil change light on, and same woman asked me how long I'd be driving the car, as if that mattered! Car #4 I drove off the lot and around town (about 60 miles) when the battery light came on (it was cold) and then the "service engine" light came on, and the dashboard also would "ding" periodically to remind me. So I returned it around 4 pm. Car #5 had a low tire, and I took it to where the maintenance area (employees only were allowed) to have them fill the tire before I drove off. RIDICULOUS. Will NEVER rent from Budget again.
1.9 HorribleAug 30 2021
Got told I should have received a call saying that the van was not going to be ready , never received anything .
1.9 HorribleJul 29 2021
Friendly lady at the counter. Budget never registered the return of the vehicle even though I followed instructions on the drop box. The customer service online never responded. The men on the phone (after the two hour hold) gave me no confirmation that the issue was cleared up and only promised to refund the thousands they charged my card for. I now have a latter saying I am being prosecuted if I don’t return the car (which is returned). I even drove back to the south bend airport where I rented the vehicle, and the man at the counter said it showed my car was turned in, but he couldn’t do anything about the refund. I would NEVER rent from them again. I have spent hours trying to Get this problem fixed, and it is still not fixed.
8.0 ExcellentJun 17 2021
Staff was great! Pickup and drop off easy!The car we had was great except the smell, it had a strong smell that was exasperated by the heat when ever it was closed for a while. Had to air out often. Liked having CarPlay to help get around etc.
4.0 OkayJun 11 2021
YesCar was very dirty and not maintained
8.0 ExcellentMay 30 2021
YesGetting the car Shown on line not another.
8.0 ExcellentApr 22 2021
Wish it had washer fluid. It might have helped during the blizzard we drove through. The back seats were dirty with dog hair and dried slobber.
Easirent
1 location in South Bend/Michiana Airport
Easirent
Locations in South Bend/Michiana Airport
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National
1 location in South Bend/Michiana Airport
National
Locations in South Bend/Michiana Airport
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Sunnycars
1 location in South Bend/Michiana Airport
Sunnycars
Locations in South Bend/Michiana Airport
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152 travellers who hired a car in South Bend/Michiana Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7,4

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