Baton Rouge car hire

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Baton Rouge, LA, United States
28 Sep — 5 Oct
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Baton Rouge, LA, United States
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Pick-up locationBaton Rouge
Hire locations23
Airport locations7

Baton Rouge car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.1 Excellent (50 reviews)
8 locations in Baton Rouge
Enterprise
Locations in Baton Rouge
  • 8.5
  • 8.4
  • 8
  • 7.7
  • 8
Recent reviews
8.8 Excellent2 Jun. 2020
Staff was very friendly and helpful.The rental smelled like someone had been smoking in it for a long while prior to my rental. It wasn’t too bad, though, and the car was otherwise very comfortable.
2.8 Mediocre7 Aug. 2019
Everything the experience wasn’t good at all
6.4 Good27 Oct. 2018
Yhe car had a transmission shifting problem and burned lots of gas.
10.0 Excellent27 Mar. 2018
Great rental experience from Enterprise at Seigen in Baton RougeEase of pickup and drop off. Comfort and cleanliness of vehicle.
7.6 Good27 Jan. 2018
The lady at he airport rental in Baton Rouge was vwry helpful.The location said "on airport" for pickup however was a 30 minute drive from the airport.
4.4 Okay27 Oct. 2017
TrickedReturn was easyI used the airport code to find a car. Booked economy. Got to the airport to pick it up and they told me I booked it off site and that location was already closed. (Why would it let me book the car if I was booking when the location was closed?) So the airport said they could only get me a full size and I would have to pay for a full size. According to the employee, this happens to people a lot. Unacceptable. Not using Enterprise again. Haven't received email receipt.
10.0 Excellent6 Oct. 2017
They are Fast and professionalI like the friendlies of the crew and the communication level with me has been outstanding.Nothing so far.
8.0 Excellent31 Jul. 2017
They came and picked me upThey close early
10.0 Excellent31 May 2017
The size of the carThe rain
6.8 Good12 Apr. 2017
Off airport pickupGot a Camry because first car inspection sticker was expired!!Had to spend $25 in cab fare to get to off airport Enterprise pickup location. Price for airpor pickup and return was $100 more. Ridiculous.
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Rated no. 2
Hertz
7.5 Good (97 reviews)
5 locations in Baton Rouge
Hertz
Locations in Baton Rouge
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible4 Sep. 2021
They didn’t honor the reservation! They just said I was out of luck and sent me away. This was in the middle of the Ida evacuation, and it meant I couldn’t get out for another two days. Awful!!!
10.0 Excellent7 Jul. 2021
If the service desk would answer the phone! I left my sunglasses in the vehicle and would like to retrieve them! Lost and found has been created!
4.0 Okay20 Jun. 2021
No cars were available at the time of my reservation. I had to wait 2 hours for a vehicle. I was promised the very next vehicle that came in. Of course the very next vehicle was a luxury vehicle, a Jaguar and even though the Jaguar was cleaned and ready, I had to wait another 20 minutes for the Chevy Malibu. I believe that this was 100% calculated and spiteful. The rental clerk, Theresa was super rude and defensive the entire time and I would even say hostile because she raised her voice at me and drove the cars wildly around the lot which can be viewed on camera I’m sure.Keep a reservation! When people are traveling, time is of the essence and they don’t have 2 hours to wait around foe their car when they have done everything correct. Don’t overbook and have decent customer service.
10.0 Excellent17 Jun. 2021
Small staff, had to wait 3 hours before rental car was ready to drive
10.0 Excellent4 Jun. 2021
Excellent overall.More workers to assist with customers. That is a busy site.
2.0 Mediocre20 Apr. 2021
Hertz scheduled me to pick up a 12-passenger van on a day they were closed. Horrible customer support all around and difficult to contact. I won’t be using them or this platform in the future.
6.0 Good17 Apr. 2021
STAFF WAS FRIENDLY FOR PICK UP BUT THERE THERE WAS NO ONE AROUND AT ALL FOR DROP OFF. JUST A NOTE TO PUT THE KEYS IN A BOX.A LARGER CAR AND THEY HAD THEM AVAILABLE AND ALMOST $14 A DAY FOR AN EXTRA DRIVER IS AWFUL. I EVEN HAVE AAA AND THEY WOULD NOT HONOR A FREE EXTRA DRIVER
6.0 Good14 Sep. 2020
The staff, in Allentown, at Lehigh International, were great. The lady working the counter there was friendly and polite. The staff at Baton Rouge Airport, now that's a different story. The lady working there was full of attitude. Dealing with her, she made you feel like you were inconveniencing her by being there.When I arrived at Baton Rouge to pick up my rental, they didn't have the vehicle type that my reservation was for. I made my reservation 7 days in advance, only to be told they didn't have any luxury vehicles. I did however get an SUV for the price of what my reservation was.
2.0 Mediocre25 Jul. 2020
I wasn't able to get one or a refund
5.6 Okay10 Jul. 2020
Staff at pick up of cargo van in Baton Rouge was mixed in responsiveness and helping. We had to make suggestions to staff which they should have pro-actively done for the customer. They were courteous but seemed not interested in engaging perhaps because they were so understaffed. We actually had a very poor experience with a reservation for mini-van at BTR which they could not fulfill nor were able to contact me (I can't understand why they did not reach out via email) over phone and this set us back a full day and a half. The staff there at BTR was not helpful nor very kind again they seemed overworked and without much interest in engaging or trying to resolve our issue.An email notification that our reservation for mini-van at BTR would have been very helpful and thoughtful, saving us much anxiety and grief. No one cared to offer any sort of adjustment for the short-comings and problems on their side. I don't think I will be doing business with Hertz anytime soon. It is so disappointing as I have always thought of Hertz (as I used them many times over the years) as the gold standard for rental...not anymore! Truly sad experience and impression from a once well known company.
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Rated no. 3
Budget
7.2 Good (39 reviews)
3 locations in Baton Rouge
Budget
Locations in Baton Rouge
  • 7.5
  • 7.4
  • 7.1
  • 6.9
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
7.9 Good24 Jun. 2021
The process was very smooth, the vehicle was very clean and the customer service was good.
2.0 Mediocre18 May 2021
The staff was wonderful but their were no cars available and ready, I think they should put it on website no car available. They had so many people waiting on car and no cars was available.Website is not accurate on vehicle!!!’
10.0 Excellent22 Jun. 2020
The van is clean and comfortable, it fitted our need perfectly!None
2.0 Mediocre18 May 2020
Staff was super rudeCostumer service could be better
4.0 Okay27 Nov. 2018
You don’t find out everything you need to know until you pay for the car and they don’t tell you that they do a credit check. Also the service at the store was horrible, I noticed a lot of customers left unhappy.
8.8 Excellent6 Nov. 2018
Easy in and easy out
9.6 Excellent18 Oct. 2018
Comfortable, honest and clean; slightly priceyThe clean car itself. It looked and smelled new despite having higher miles than most rentals I've seen. It was also very comfortable. And the integrity. There were 3 scratches on the car that they caught and noted that before dropping the car off to me. I have been manipulated in this with others before.The price. I know you can't avoid all taxes and fees, but $90 for driving 64 miles one way is a little high in my opinion.
10.0 Excellent4 Apr. 2018
Staff was very kind and flexible.
4.8 Okay4 Apr. 2018
The service on both ends was very poor. I do not have a credit card, and the would not let me use a debit card because I didn't have a flight at the airport. I was 8 hours from home, needing to rent a car.
3.6 Mediocre27 Dec. 2017
Budget Agents Not Available At Check InI'm thankful I had a car.There were no Budget agents available at check in. There was a sign telling me to record my fuel & mileage, then bring the keys to the Avis counter inside.
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Rated no. 4
Avis
7.8 Good (23 reviews)
4 locations in Baton Rouge
Avis
Locations in Baton Rouge
  • 8
  • 7.9
  • 7.7
  • 7.9
  • 8
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible9 Sep. 2021
Car broke down on second to last day, leaving my family stranded for several hours until a replacement was secured. Absolutely horrible experience.
10.0 Excellent18 Apr. 2021
Everything. In and out. Nice staff membersPrice was great. But if I can get it for less then sure.
4.0 Okay27 Feb. 2021
For the drop off at thr airport, no one was at the counter from 8:30 - 9:00am. I had to leave the key in the lock box with a note. The car had a smoke smell and made my clothes smelled weird. It was muddy on the outside and when picking up the car there was no one to talk to about the condition of the car. I had to get on my way, so I left.
8.0 Excellent22 Feb. 2021
When we Picked up the car the right front tire Air pressure was only at 25 pounds per square inch. We were told to take the car to fire stone on Siegen Lane and have the car repaired. We did so only defined on our trip that fire stone had done nothing to solve the problem. So every day on our vacation we started out finding a gas station to put air in the right front tire.
8.0 Excellent5 Jun. 2020
Wait time at counter is only issue I could complain about
4.0 Okay7 May 2020
The staff was rude and not willing to helpHad my vehicle clean and ready not old class
6.4 Good17 Feb. 2020
The price of my rental , the make moleThe person attention to better service and nicer customer service smile...
10.0 Excellent25 Jun. 2019
Everything was perfectEverything was perfect
10.0 Excellent8 May 2019
Everything and everyone were awesome
4.8 Okay11 Jun. 2018
It was cleanNot large enough
Easirent
1 location in Baton Rouge
Easirent
Locations in Baton Rouge
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National
1 location in Baton Rouge
National
Locations in Baton Rouge
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in Baton Rouge
Sunnycars
Locations in Baton Rouge
Recent reviews
209 travellers who hired a car in Baton Rouge gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.6

Car hire locations in or near Baton Rouge

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Most popular car type

Full-size

When to book a car hire in Baton Rouge

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Top tips for hiring a car in Baton Rouge

  • Discover everything Louisiana’s capital has on display within your own time by renting a car upon your arrival. Don’t rely on delayed public transport or expensive cab rides, and seize the opportunity to not only visit attractions like the Louisiana State Capitol, but also to explore surrounding scenic places like a drive alongside the famous Mississippi River or a visit to Lake Maurepas and Wildlife Center, about 1 hour away by car.
  • Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport is located just over 7 miles north of the city, and the quickest way to reach your next destinations is by opting for a hire car directly from the various agencies on the airport grounds. Simply follow the signs to the baggage claim area, where companies like Avis, Hertz, or Enterprise offer their vehicles. The quickest way to the heart of Baton Rouge is via the I-110 South.
  • Driving defensively in Baton Rouge is a good choice, as local drivers have a reputation of driving rather aggressively, including rarely using signal blinkers, driving fast through the city, and changing lanes without warning before squeezing into tight spaces between other cars in the lane. Don’t let local drivers stress you out and adhere to all speed limits and street regulations, even if you may be honked at once or twice for those decisions -- it is better to play it safe.
  • Rush hours can be intense in the city and morning rush hour between 7 and 9 am as well as evening rush hour from 5 to 7 pm should be avoided, if possible. Especially the I-10 can face heavy congestion during these times, so plan your journeys around those peak times to enjoy a more stress-free driving experience. On weekends, rush hour is not too bad, but when driving in the vicinity of the LSU campus on the day of a game, there can be plenty of traffic as well.
  • Book your car hire in Baton Rouge at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Baton Rouge

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Baton Rouge are Enterprise (8.3, 101 reviews), and Hertz (7.3, 109 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Baton Rouge is $4.86 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $58 and $78, depending on the car size.

  • Full-size (Audi A4 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Baton Rouge.

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

  • A Full-size car hire in Baton Rouge costs $102 per day, on average.

  • With heavy traffic and aggressive drivers changing lanes suddenly, it is a good idea to opt for a compact car to take up less space on the road and be able to fit into almost any parking spot. When planning to leave the city limits and venture out into nature, a 4-wheel-drive car is recommended.

  • Within the city, there is a maximum speed limit of 25 mph and 55 mph on secondary roads outside built-up areas. Divided highways allow up to 65 mph, and on interstates up to 70 mph is permitted, though there are also stretches of interstates which permit 75 mph. Remember to slow down if the weather or road conditions are poor.

  • For a refill in Baton Rouge, drivers can expect to pay an average price of $2 per gallon, but look out for cheaper petrol stations like Murphy’s Express or Costco for rates from $1.80. Make sure you know what kind of petrol your hire car needs and refill in advance before leaving the city to explore the Mississippi River or its surrounding nature.

  • There is metered on-street parking in Baton Rouge available, but always check the designated signs for prices and time restrictions. The easiest way is to choose one of the many parking garages and lots, such as the BRP Lot 11 in Convention Road, which costs around $6 per two hours, or Third Street Garage (approximately $4 per 2 hours).