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Buffalo, NY, United States
12 Aug — 19 Aug
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Buffalo, NY, United States
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Buffalo car hire information

Pick-up locationBuffalo
Hire locations19
Airport locations10

Car hire excess insurance in Buffalo

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Buffalo car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Buffalo.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Buffalo car rental.

Buffalo car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (111 reviews)
1 location in Buffalo
Alamo
Locations in Buffalo
4200 Genesee St-buffalo Airprt+1 833 813 5268
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.9
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
7.6 Good11 Sep. 2020
Cons: Upfront about all charges (all taxes & 11% recovery fee)
9.6 Excellent11 Aug. 2020
Pros: Super friendly and fast at both pick-up and drop-offCons: Nothing
6.0 Good25 May 2020
Cons: The is car is terrible shape
10.0 Excellent11 Feb. 2020
Pros: 4wd offering in buffalo in the winter
10.0 Excellent28 Jan. 2020
Pros: Being this was my very first experience using Alamo, I was impressed with the ease of reserving, picking up, and returning a rental. Every staff member I encountered was professional, helpful, and courteous. The initial price of the rental was better than I had expected. I look forward to using Alamo again!Cons: The initial payent of the rental was low, but he final payment upon return was $20 more because we forgot to fill the tank! Overall our rental experience was excellent! My advice: be sure to gas up before returning the vehicle!
9.2 Excellent24 Jan. 2020
Cons: Only suggestion / request would be to have the windows cleaned before rental. They were covered with the road salt solution which created a lot of glare from headlights at night. Not being used to the vehicle or the location, it was bit of a driving hazard.
8.4 Excellent6 Jan. 2020
Pros: Rental process was quick and easy. Overall cost was very reasonable. Drop off was quick and convenient. I would definitely rent through Kayak again.Cons: Cleanliness of vehicle interior could have been better.
10.0 Excellent25 Dec. 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly and helpful. Price of vehicle was unbeatable.Cons: No complaints
10.0 Excellent10 Dec. 2019
Pros: Yes. Very friendly and responsive to a problem I had.Cons: No ideas for improvements
10.0 Excellent10 Dec. 2019
Pros: Pick up was easy and very fast.Cons: At drop off, there was a discrepancy with the bill amount. We were overcharged. The clerk handled it efficiently and fairly.
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From $77/dayRated no. 2
Hertz
Cheapest deal
7.4 Good (368 reviews)
6 locations in Buffalo
Hertz
Locations in Buffalo
290 South Park Ave+1 716 858 4367
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
369 Niagara Street+1 716 854 0283
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
3780 Sheridan Drive+1 716 836 0764
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
4195 Genesee St+1 716 630 6556
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
4200 Genesee St+1 716 632 4774
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
538 Pearl Street+1 716 854 0283
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
  • 7.3
  • 7
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent21 Jul. 2021
1.9 Horrible19 Jul. 2021
10.0 Excellent1 Jul. 2021
Pros: staff was very helpful, price of rental was far cheaper than anyone else. will definitely recommend this dealership if someone is looking to rent a car, i will be back.Cons: just make sure of hours they open and close. one sign said it closes at six and one said five
2.0 Mediocre30 Jun. 2021
Pros: Quick pick when they we’re actually thereCons: Went to pick up vehicle at 530. Sign on door and online says open till 6pm. Long story short. Went to airport location so we could get a car. Bd not miss a day of vacation but they rudely turned me away with a smirk after waiting in line for an hour. Terrible. How do I get compensation for the day I missed at hotel?
4.0 Okay8 Jun. 2021
Cons: The car makes a loud noise when turning left (this should’ve been reported by the previous renter). The interior smelled like marijuana upon pickup, had to drive with windows down the whole time.
6.0 Good4 Jun. 2021
Pros: fast picking up the carCons: the car smelled gross inside... didn't have many features... basic package... also they uncharged me for $40 gas tank when I only drove 1/2 a tank... scammy
10.0 Excellent14 May 2021
Pros: Staff was very friendly and helpful and the drop off was super easy, the car was comfortable and clean.Cons: Would have been nice upon renting to have been told about toll road options.
10.0 Excellent3 May 2021
Pros: Easy navigation of the site. I rented the ‘dealer’s choice’ and was totally pleased. Check in and check out were flawless. The staff on both were kind and courteous. Very pleased with my experience.Cons: No comment here. Had a very good experience.
2.0 Mediocre17 Feb. 2021
Pros: I need a refund of my money they never rented me the carCons: I need a refund of my money they never rented me the car
10.0 Excellent16 Feb. 2021
Pros: Staff was friendly. Service was quick and vehicle was great!!
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From $97/dayRated no. 3
Budget
7.2 Good (160 reviews)
2 locations in Buffalo
Budget
Locations in Buffalo
1477 Main Street+1 716 882 7045
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
4200 Genesee Street+1 716 632 6400
Monday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
  • 7.1
  • 7.5
  • 7.2
  • 7.2
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
3.9 Mediocre29 Jul. 2021
10.0 Excellent30 Jun. 2021
Pros: The entire process was super easy. Drop off was so fast it was surprising. We had a brand new Toyota Camry so the car was perfect.Cons: Explanation about the toll system.
2.0 Mediocre9 May 2021
Cons: Rented a pick up truck to do some moving, wasn’t available. They gave me a small suv with fresh cigarette smell, had to go back in and get a third rental at the airport. By then there was a long line.
4.0 Okay27 Apr. 2021
Cons: Cleanliness
2.0 Mediocre11 Apr. 2021
Cons: Reserved rental using credit card. Upon arrival, Budget would not accept same credit card used to reserve vehicle.
10.0 Excellent30 Mar. 2021
Pros: the people was standing and get the key , it was excellent , i didnt have to go in side and hasselCons: over all it was very good
2.0 Mediocre3 Jan. 2021
Pros: Terrible serviceCons: Honesty and refund for providing a cheaper class car could have been the right thing to do.
10.0 Excellent31 Jul. 2020
Cons: A Cleaner car.
5.2 Okay1 Jun. 2020
Pros: Staff was fine, relatively easy check in and drop off.Cons: There were drink and food stains in the car which means it was definitely not cleaned. Normally this would just be a little level of concern but when a company pledges to sanitize their cars during a pandemic and doesn’t even do the bare minimum to clean it, it’s very very concerning and frankly a lie. We had to sanitize it ourselves out of fear.
9.2 Excellent20 Feb. 2020
Cons: They didn't have the style of car we requested. It worked out because we got an upgrade, but I don't understand why these companies advertise cars as being available only to have them not be. Overall very good experience though.
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Rated no. 4
Enterprise
8.2 Excellent (66 reviews)
3 locations in Buffalo
Enterprise
Locations in Buffalo
1312 Main Street+1 716 884 6666
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
2643 Delaware Ave+1 716 873 0100
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 01:00
4200 Genesee St-buffalo Airprt+1 833 813 5266
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
  • 8.3
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
  • 8
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre8 Jan. 2021
Pros: The whole experience was unhappy. The least they could have done, was call me to let me know that the car I rented, was not available. I had to find a ride all the way to the car rental agency, only to find that they did not have the car that I booked.Cons: The whole experience was unhappy. The least they could have done, was call me to let me know that the car I rented, was not available. I had to find a ride all the way to the car rental agency, only to find that they did not have the car that I booked.
4.0 Okay30 Sep. 2020
Cons: Everything
8.0 Excellent15 Sep. 2020
Pros: Great car, excellent customer service, car in good shapeCons: Car was filthy inside, food under seats, windows had to be cleaned multiple times to get grease and grime off.
10.0 Excellent17 Jun. 2020
Pros: Very friendly staff, nice car, and got a really good rate.
2.0 Mediocre3 Jul. 2019
Cons: We never got the car, the location that you allowed us to reserve the car from was closed at the time we booked the car for. This was tge first time that I used your company, and I will never use your company again.
10.0 Excellent18 Sep. 2018
Pros: very helpful staff.. all of themCons: baggage carst closer to rental drop off
10.0 Excellent15 Sep. 2018
Pros: Easy drop off. Friendly staff.
6.8 Good26 Jun. 2018
Timing is importantPros: The price was right and a real bargain compared to rental at the airport.Cons: However, I was booked and sold a pickup time at the closing time of the Enterprise agency office (6pm). This would not work--I called Entrprise and they said no way. I am glad I called, but sad that I was allowed to book an unmanageable time. I had to cancel.
4.0 Okay24 Jun. 2018
Rental was mediocrePros: The price was good.Cons: The car was dirty inside and out. The car smelled of smoke. The back tire left rim was dented and made toe tire look wobbly, so we had to stop and get it checked.
10.0 Excellent17 Oct. 2017
Fast and easy abovPros: Above
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Rated no. 5
Avis
7.8 Good (69 reviews)
2 locations in Buffalo
Avis
Locations in Buffalo
1477 Main St+1 716 632 4663
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
4200 Genesee Street+1 716 632 1808
Monday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
  • 8
  • 7.9
  • 7.7
  • 7.9
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
5.9 Okay31 Jul. 2021
3.9 Mediocre21 Jul. 2021
3.9 Mediocre20 Jul. 2021
10.0 Excellent12 Apr. 2021
Pros: Yes
8.0 Excellent15 Mar. 2021
Pros: Good costumers serviceCons: Nice car
6.0 Good16 Feb. 2021
Pros: the staff at buffalo airport were very helpful.Cons: the car i got was smelly, the volume button didn’t work, the windshield wipers were not very effective. the cost for a one way drop off was extreme.
10.0 Excellent24 Aug. 2020
Pros: Representative was friendly
5.2 Okay13 Oct. 2019
Pros: The staff at Buffalo changed my rate on an upgrade instead of just an additional $10. I was very pleased with the drop off for the manager was able to correct the mistake that was done.Cons: The whole process of dropping off at a different location was good but please pay attention to the pickup location. Make sure you are getting what was quoted to you and save the email with your confirmation information. I questioned it before I left, but it wasn’t corrected but thankfully it was on the other end.
6.8 Good26 Dec. 2018
Dirty carPros: The car itself was a hybrid, so very economical. It was a nice drive also and had Apple CarPlay.Cons: The car I was given was switched at the last minute between the desk and the pick-up kiosk. This particular car looked like a family of 4 had a food fight in it, and it reaked of deodorizer and cigarette smoke. The stains were kind of embarrassing, but I didn’t have time to deal with the hassle of calling and swapping it out.
10.0 Excellent19 Aug. 2018
AwesomePros: Great service. Great car. Fast and efficient. I forgot a very important item on the rental and they kept it safe for me.
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From $77/dayRated no. 6
Dollar
Most popular
6.3 Good (32 reviews)
1 location in Buffalo
Dollar
Locations in Buffalo
4200 Genesee Street+1 866 434 2226
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
  • 6.4
  • 6.2
  • 6.6
  • 6.7
  • 6.1
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay5 Jul. 2021
Pros: Staff at Buffalo was nice - first car was broken, so we had to take it back to get anotherCons: Our contract said we could return it at 4am at LGA - figured out they aren't open then so the agent said we would have to miss our 6am flight because the return wasn't open until 6am. Didn't work with us on options - had to call back and wait on hold over an hour each time. One agent said the Roadside could have it towed at our expense from our location to the Dollar return at LGA - our expense. We call back to billing instead of the roadside people and they said there aren't options - we asked if we could return it to another location - she said JFK had an overnight drop but WE WOULD HAVE TO PAY TO GET FROM JFK TO LGA OUT OF OUR POCKET!! So wrong! We paid a $75 Uber to do that when Dollar contract says 4am return to LGA. - We called back to make sure we wouldn't be charged for returning to a different airport - good thing we did - haven't seen final bill, but hopefully we weren't charged for that as well!
2.0 Mediocre29 Jun. 2021
Cons: Had NO IDEA about the extra $500 hold!! Car was filthy inside… I cleaned it myself.
2.0 Mediocre27 Jun. 2021
Pros: Rental was 1.5hrs late. Was supposed to be ready at 11am. I didn't receive it til 1230. The line was 20 people long. The excuse why the suv was not ready, was other people got there before I did. The 4 runner was in bad shape. Shook like crazy 60-75mph. The cigarette 12v outlets didn't work.
10.0 Excellent22 Jun. 2021
Cons: The woman who helped us at the counter was really nice and efficient. We got a nice car that we really enjoyed driving during our stay
10.0 Excellent20 Jun. 2021
Pros: Easy and friendlyCons: Cheaper price or rewards system to earn discounts.
2.0 Mediocre6 Jun. 2021
Pros: Worst experience I've had renting a car.Cons: No one was at the counter the day of pickup so I couldn't get it until the next day (still charged for previous day), no one was at the drop off to check me out/inspect the car... found an employee to give the keys to and she rolled her eyes because I "found her" on her lunch break. But, worst of all, the car smelled so strongly of smoke that it was not drivable for the first three days. I had to buy cleaner and air fresheners to make it manageable, but my pregnant sister couldn't ride in it without puking and my wife's eyes wouldn't stop watering/throat was sore due to cigarette smoke allergies. Had to drive down the highway with the windows open when we got it.
2.0 Mediocre22 May 2021
Cons: I had to cancel my reservation quite some time ago and have not received my refund yet. It should not take this much time and effort to get this accomplished.
6.0 Good18 May 2021
Pros: Charged me for gas when they did leave the gas where it was. I will never again use kayakCons: Charge me for gas that wasn’t full I never use dollar thought kAyak
2.0 Mediocre1 May 2021
Cons: After 2 hour wait I cancelled the reservation. Horrible!
10.0 Excellent21 Apr. 2021
Pros: Staff was great, dropoff was super fast and easyCons: The wait time to pick up the car was much longer than expected
Rated no. 7
National
8.3 Excellent (5 reviews)
1 location in Buffalo
National
Locations in Buffalo
4200 Genesee St-buffalo Airprt+1 833 813 5271
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent20 Jun. 2017
Pros: Check-in was really quick and so easy! We were out of there in no time. They did an amazing job!
Easirent
1 location in Buffalo
Easirent
Locations in Buffalo
Greater Buffalo International Airport
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
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Sunnycars
1 location in Buffalo
Sunnycars
Locations in Buffalo
4200 Genesee
Recent reviews
811 travellers who hired a car in Buffalo gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.6

Car hire locations in or near Buffalo

Good to know

Most popular agency

Dollar

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

$103/day

Good deal

$82/day

When to book a car hire in Buffalo

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for hiring a car in Buffalo

  • There is a lot to love about Buffalo in upstate New York and renting a car will give you the ability to see and do the most during your trip. If you are planning on making the short 25-mile drive north to Niagara Falls, a car will not only help you arrive quicker than public transport, but will also give you the opportunity to arrive early in the morning to avoid crowds of tourists. If you plan on watching a Buffalo Bills game, having access to a car will make the event far more enjoyable, as New Era Field is located on the outskirts of town and most easily accessed by the NY-5 Highway.
  • Buffalo Niagara International Airport is host to a number of major car hire companies with plenty of options to help make your decision easy. Browse the thorough list to find the company that best suits your needs using KAYAK, then simply proceed from the baggage claim across the road to the car hire counters to pick up the keys. If you are planning on heading straight to Niagara Falls, consider stopping by the wineries to enjoy the small village charm that Niagara-on-the-Lake has to offer.
  • The fresh climate and dense parklands around Buffalo make it a popular city for cycling and other leisure activities. Be mindful of bike lanes and cyclists you share the road with; it is always best to provide more room than you think is necessary to create a safer environment.
  • If you are not used to driving in the snow and are planning a trip to Buffalo, it is smart to familiarize yourself with some winter driving tips sooner rather than later. Heavy snowfall is common in Buffalo during the winter months and it is important that you regularly check the latest weather forecast using radio or online resources. Snow on the roads will mean that your tires have less traction, making it more important than ever to brake early and reduce speed. It is also not advisable to use cruise control in any vehicle while there is snow on the roads.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Buffalo for $82 or less
  • Book your car hire in Buffalo at least 4 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hires in Buffalo are around -29% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Buffalo

  • Some car hire companies in Buffalo which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Dollar, Hertz and Budget

  • On average a hire car in Buffalo costs $103 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Buffalo are Alamo (8.8, 223 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 143 reviews), and Avis (7.8, 78 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Buffalo is $4.76 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $57 and $76, depending on the car size.

  • Mini (Dodge Grand Caravan or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Buffalo.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Buffalo airport include Dollar, Hertz and Budget.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Buffalo airport to off-airport locations include Hertz and Budget.

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

  • A Mini car hire in Buffalo costs $128 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car hire in Buffalo costs $108 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car hire in Buffalo costs $108 per day, on average.

  • In Buffalo, cars are most frequently hired at Budget 1477 Main Street (3 km from city centre ).

  • On average hiring a car in Buffalo costs $722 per week ($103 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Buffalo costs $3,095 per month ($103 per day).

  • If you are traveling in the warmer months, choose the car that best suits your passenger and driving needs; however, if it is predicted to snow during your trip it is best to rent a four-wheel drive. A compact SUV such as the Toyota RAV4 will give you increased handling and control.

  • Unless otherwise indicated, the speed limit for roads throughout the city of Buffalo is 30 mph. There are also narrower streets and laneways which have specified speeds as low as 15 mph or 20 mph. Highways near urban areas will have a speed limit of 55 mph, while those in rural areas increase to 65 mph.

  • You can expect to pay approximately $2.80 per gallon in Buffalo, which is only slightly above the nationwide average. Be careful if you are planning on driving across the border into Canada, as you will notice a considerable price increase for gas.

  • You can expect to pay approximately $1 per hour for on-street parking in the downtown district of Buffalo; however, in the evenings after 5 pm and all-day during the weekends, it is free. The illustrious Albright-Knox Art Gallery has all-day parking available for $5, or it is entirely free if you come on the first Friday of the month.