Akron car hire

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Akron car hire information

Pick-up locationAkron
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Hire locations8
Airport locations1

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Akron

  • Akron has a good mix of parks, nature preserves, tourist sites, and bustling bar and restaurant areas, and many of these spots are accessible only by personal vehicle. If you’re visiting the city, we recommend booking a car rental in Akron to make the most of your trip. Rather than rely on city buses, which wind up almost doubling (or more) some commutes, a rental allows you the autonomy and flexibility to enjoy whichever aspects of the city are most appealing to you. What’s more, rentals tend to be a cost-effective mode of transportation as compared with taxis and rideshares, whose fares are often subject to surge pricing.
  • You’ll likely want to pick up your Akron car rental when you fly into Akron-Canton Regional Airport (CAK). Here, there are service desks for a range of rental car companies, including Alamo, Budget, Avis and National. To find the vehicle you’ve booked through KAYAK, simply head to the baggage claim area and, once there, take a right. At the far end, you’ll find representatives from the car rental companies that will get you settled into your vehicle.
  • Like many major cities, Akron’s streets are replete with vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians, all competing for road space. While driving here, we recommend that you stay vigilant of non-motor road users. Although there are several spots for road crossings, you may find people crossing the street at undesignated locations, particularly in areas where there are bars and restaurants. Additionally, while there is ample space for cyclists, they may come into the main flow of traffic. Also take note that bicyclists will often indicate turns through hand gestures.
  • If you have the flexibility to determine the time at which you arrive at your destination, we recommend choosing a time outside of the city’s rush hours. Morning rush hour in Akron is typically between 7:30am and 8:30am. In the later afternoons, you can expect rush hours from about 3:30pm to roughly 5:30pm.
  • Book your car hire in Akron at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

Akron car hire experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travellers who hired a car in Akron 
Verified travelerJuly 2023
Use Avis they were fantastic they saved me
Verified travelerJuly 2023
I live in Akron so I didn’t get the rental but I can still tell you watch for pot holes
JessicaMay 2023
Lots of construction but easy enough

FAQs about hiring a car in Akron

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

    Since the city presents visitors with a variety of options for activities and entertainment, you may find that a sedan is the most suitable option for your car rental in Akron. With a sedan, you’re given seating for multiple passengers as well as ample cargo space in the trunk—if you want to pack some hiking gear, a picnic or some extra jackets for unpredictable weather, you’ll have the space.

  • What’s the speed limit in Akron?

    While in Akron, the posted speed limits correspond to the type of road on which they are found. For instance, if you’re in a residential area, the average speed limit is around 30mph, dropping to anywhere from 25mph to even15mph in areas where there are hospitals and schools. If you are driving along a major road, the speed limits can range from around 35mph to 45mph. On major highways, such as the I-76, which runs east and west through the city, you will find that speed limits can range between about 65mph and 70mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Akron?

    There are a number of secure parking lots and parking garages throughout Akron. The largest density of available places is around the downtown area. While here, try The Depot Parking Garage, which sits between S. Broadway St. and Wolf Ledges Pkwy. You can expect parking to cost roughly $2 for 2h.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Akron?

    The average price of fuel in Akron is $6.01 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $72 and $96, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Akron?

    Intermediate (Mazda Mazda5 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Akron.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Hopkins Intl airport (CLE)?

    The only car hire company onsite at Hopkins Intl airport is Alamo.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Hopkins Intl airport (CLE)?

    The only car hire company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Hopkins Intl airport to off-airport locations is Alamo.

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

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Akron?

    An Intermediate car hire in Akron costs $61 per day, on average.

Akron car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

7.6

Best rated

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.8

Value for money

7.4

2 locations in Akron

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Locations in Akron

1545 Brittain Road

+1 330 630 3356

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

5400 Lauby Road

+1 330 896 1331

Monday06:00 - 16:30
Tuesday06:00 - 16:30
Wednesday06:00 - 16:30
Thursday06:00 - 16:30
Friday06:00 - 16:30
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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6.0 Okay

Nov 2022

KAYAK
The car was NOT clean. The attendant told me it had just been dropped off and did I want the dirty seat wiped down...yes, please 🙄 A few minutes after leaving the pickup, the deodorizer wore off and the car smelled like an old shoe. I drove with the windows down when I could it smelled so bad.

4.0 Mediocre

Jan 2022

KAYAK
Drop-off and pickup in Parkersburg, WV and Canton, OH were both quick and easy; neither Chicago (O'Hare and West Loop) experience was positive: slow and unfriendly at O'Hare, and unexpectedly closed office with confusing drop-off at West Loop.

2.0 Poor

Dec 2021

KAYAK
They allowed the booking though the car wasn't available. Don't rent cars you don't have.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2021

KAYAK
My experience was what you hope your experience is when renting a car. -Clear instruction and expectations -A clean and maintained automobile -A simple process of pick up and drop off.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Great price, staff was nice

Cons:

Limited hours and not open on Saturdays

6.0 Okay

Sept 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop-off was way better than pickup. He listened and was knowledgeable and professional, even though he was training a new employee. And super fast.

Cons:

There was a clean sticker on the door jam and the inside looked cleaned but doubt it was sanitized (due to other behavior). The windows had a lot of spray water spots (not dried after car wash) so visibility was hampered by car lights and sunshine. Had to stop and clean them. The rental agent wanted to charge extra for listing spouse, which we questioned, and then she said oh maybe we don't. There could be more transparency on fees, insurance, charges, customer service and information. Seems shady and like trying to pad the bill tactics. Just have clear and trustworthy info spelled out. Tire tread was very low and we had rain during most of the drive. Concerning. Reserved an intermediate car and could not see anything on the display screen like Auto Android or Google maps or Waze. This is 2020! Sheesh. And we could not get a simple answer on insurance, or the benefits or things to consider or why to choose your insurance. Very strange like we should not get Hertz ins. We will not rent from Hertz again. And it was $6+ more than the online reservation amount and no reason given when we asked.

1 out of 19

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.3

Very Good

8 reviews

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.2

Value for money

8.2

5 locations in Akron

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Locations in Akron

1235 E Tallmadge Ave

+1 330 630 4400

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

271 W Market St

+1 330 434 2525

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

4030 State Rd

+1 330 926 2300

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

727 E Turkeyfoot Lake Rd

+1 330 899 8892

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

950 E Market St

+1 330 434 2600

Monday00:00 - 00:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything

Cons:

Cheaper prices

8.4 Very Good

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The easiness of pickup and dropoff

Cons:

Knowing what the fees would have been ahead of time

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Great price for a great car!!

10.0 Wonderful

July 2023

KAYAK
Employees went out of their way to make sure I was taken care of…..pickup and drop off.

1.9 Poor

July 2021

KAYAK
Needed a credit card for deposit, didn't have one or know until I got there, unable to rent.

1 out of 2

Avis

7.1

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.7

Value for money

7.1

2 locations in Akron

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259 West Market Street

+1 330 374 1081

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00

3900 West Market Street

+1 330 665 2525

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Earnie the man that signed me up was awesome. We loved the car as well.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The vehicle, a Pacifica mini-van, was clean and ready to go! Early morning car droff-off was equally easy.

9.2 Wonderful

July 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

The man on duty when I picked the car up needs customer service training. He was obnoxious and condescending. He blamed the company for multiple errors which is not impressive. In my opinion he should not deal with public But other than him, my car, the simplicity of reservations and drop off clerk were all fantastic!!! I come home twice a year. I will rent here again.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Well maintained car with less than 5000 miles. Exceptionally clean!

8.0 Very Good

Aug 2023

KAYAK
Convenient Picking up, paying for full gas tank , not having to worry about and returning at the airport that worked out well too!

3.9 Poor

July 2021

KAYAK
I specifically paid more for a VW Jetta, got a Ford Ecosport instead, arrived a little early, got charged for an entire day extra. Not worth it. I will never use Avis again.

1 out of 2

Budget

5.6

Cleanliness

5.9

Comfort

5.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.3

Value for money

5.8

2 locations in Akron

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Locations in Akron

259 West Market Street

+1 330 376 3129

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00

3900 West Market Street

+1 330 668 9603

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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4.0 Mediocre

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Arrived at the Akron Budget rental location and was told that the vehicle I rented was not available. Being out of town, I had Ubered there under the promise of a vehicle there (I had reserved online). When they told me they didn’t have it they offered no apology or remedy but rather said that I would have to go to the airport to get a vehicle. They had a “not my problem” mentality even though the car was reserved ahead of time. I asked if they could transport me to another location as it was the company’s fault for allowing the reservation and they said no and gave me a list of local taxi companies. Again, being stuck since I was in town on business I had to Uber again to the airport where I eventually was able to get a vehicle. Overall, it cost me two hours in time and was a terrible experience.

2.0 Poor

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Could of had a car for me

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything went smoothly with drop-off and pick-up. No surprise fees.

Cons:

Wish the cost of a secondary driver wasn't so high, especially considering their having full coverage insurance. Think it was fifteen bucks or so a day, maxing out at six days.

4.4 Mediocre

July 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

I reserved a car two weeks before picking it up then was called the morning of to tell me there was no car available.

Cons:

Do not let people book without available vehicles!!! So upsetting. My trip ended up leaving 5 hours later.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Didnt care for the car nothing wrong with it just not our kind of car. Employees were kinda and very helpful as well as the manager will be returning for future rentals

2.4 Poor

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

They did not honor my reservation. They did not have a car for me. Instead they tried to sell me a more expensive rental and then demanded I get the $100/ day insurance that is supposed to be “optio. I walked away with no car. I had to take an Uber to Pittsburgh instead. It was the worst experience.

1 out of 5

Thrifty

9.6

Wonderful

No reviews available

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

8.0

One location in Akron

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Locations in Akron

1545 Brittain Road

+1 330 630 3356

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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131 travellers who hired a car in Akron gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.3

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Intermediate

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