Buffalo car hire

Buffalo car hire

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Buffalo, NY, United States
15 Dec — 22 Dec
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Buffalo, NY, United States
Wed 15/12
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Wed 22/12
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Buffalo car hire information

Pick-up locationBuffalo
Car typesCompact, Full-size SUV, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Standard SUV
Hire locations19
Airport locations10
Popular agenciesBudget, Alamo

Cheap car hire in Buffalo

Compact$116/day
Full-size SUV$151/day
Luxury$247/day
Intermediate SUV$134/day
Standard SUV$139/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

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
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.9
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
7.6 Good11 Sep. 2020
Upfront about all charges (all taxes & 11% recovery fee)
9.6 Excellent11 Aug. 2020
Super friendly and fast at both pick-up and drop-offNothing
6.0 Good25 May 2020
The is car is terrible shape
10.0 Excellent11 Feb. 2020
4wd offering in buffalo in the winter
10.0 Excellent28 Jan. 2020
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!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
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
Rental process was quick and easy. Overall cost was very reasonable. Drop off was quick and convenient. I would definitely rent through Kayak again.Cleanliness of vehicle interior could have been better.
10.0 Excellent25 Dec. 2019
Staff was friendly and helpful. Price of vehicle was unbeatable.No complaints
10.0 Excellent10 Dec. 2019
Yes. Very friendly and responsive to a problem I had.No ideas for improvements
10.0 Excellent10 Dec. 2019
Pick up was easy and very fast.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 $101/dayRated no. 2
Budget
7.3 Good (170 reviews)
2 locations in Buffalo
Budget
Locations in Buffalo
  • 7.2
  • 7.5
  • 7.2
  • 7.2
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent7 Nov. 2021
First time in a Prius- stunning gas mileage!
8.0 Excellent23 Oct. 2021
Vehicle had an accumulation of dog hair on upholstery...dirty trar seats.
10.0 Excellent12 Oct. 2021
other than the price, things were great!
3.9 Mediocre23 Aug. 2021
Car was not ready, didn't have category booked available , car had big dent
3.9 Mediocre29 Jul. 2021
The car smelled like cigarette smoke, windshield was dirty. Agent could have been friendlier -
10.0 Excellent30 Jun. 2021
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.Explanation about the toll system.
2.0 Mediocre9 May 2021
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
Cleanliness
2.0 Mediocre11 Apr. 2021
Reserved rental using credit card. Upon arrival, Budget would not accept same credit card used to reserve vehicle.
10.0 Excellent30 Mar. 2021
the people was standing and get the key , it was excellent , i didnt have to go in side and hasselover all it was very good
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From $80/dayRated no. 3
Hertz
Cheapest deal
7.2 Good (399 reviews)
6 locations in Buffalo
Hertz
Locations in Buffalo
  • 7.6
  • 7.5
  • 7.1
  • 6.9
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre24 Nov. 2021
Hertz has 2 location next to Buffalo airport. 1 with cheap prices next to airport and the airport counter. I rented at cheap place for $250. Found it it closed after my flight came in and Hertz wanted $650 for a changed rental. Be careful. I found other options.
2.0 Mediocre22 Nov. 2021
Office was closed when I got there. Plane was 1 hr late and office was already closed by that time (noon on Sat). Should not have been an option for me to rent at this facility given early closure on a Saturday.
8.0 Excellent26 Oct. 2021
The only thing I would recommend for travelers. We went on toll roads. Attendant when we rented should have explained how it worked with rental. We asked when we got to Newark, but would have been nice to know right away
2.0 Mediocre25 Oct. 2021
The rental company office closed at 5 pm which I was not made aware of at the time of booking, and as my flight was delayed I had to rent a car from the airport from another car rental. Please refund my insurance money
6.0 Good25 Oct. 2021
It smelled like someone had been smoking in the car. No good.
5.9 Okay18 Oct. 2021
The car was great, but we had to wait in line an hour and 15 mins after the pick up time to get it. Completely under staffed, just one attendant at the counter for Hertz and one for Dollar rent a car. We felt sorry for the 2 employees at the counter.
1.9 Horrible15 Oct. 2021
I made a reservation and it was confirmed, when we got to the rental office they didn't have any cars and no explanation for what happened. Worst place ever.
1.9 Horrible5 Oct. 2021
My scheduled pick up time was for 12 noon on 10/2/21. Arrived at 11:58 am and the worker walked out the door at 11:59 am and told the three of us who were scheduled to pick up vehicles that she had an appointment. Left us all hanging. Stranded in Buffalo without a car for three days. Beyond miserable experience.
1.9 Horrible4 Oct. 2021
Sketchy rental site. Cars are beat up. They attempted to give me a vehicle that wreaked of cigarettes. They take the customer surveys for you, as evidenced when they emailed me pictures of the cars. Go elsewhere.
1.9 Horrible29 Sep. 2021
When I arrived in Buffalo, I was informed that the Hertz Kayak made arrangements with was the Hertz at 4195 Gennese not 4200. Both show as at the airport. In was told they couldn’t help me and I would have to call back. I took a taxi to my hotel and did so in the morning. No answer. So I tried the app (Hertz). Customer service there was also slow to answer and ineffective. When I attempted to modify my reservation, to account for the lost day, and arrange for a car, Hertz increased my rate by 100%. I will NEVER be use them again, and am considering a complaint to the FTC.
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Rated no. 4
Enterprise
8.2 Excellent (66 reviews)
3 locations in Buffalo
Enterprise
Locations in Buffalo
  • 8.3
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
  • 8
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre8 Jan. 2021
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.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
Everything
8.0 Excellent15 Sep. 2020
Great car, excellent customer service, car in good shapeCar was filthy inside, food under seats, windows had to be cleaned multiple times to get grease and grime off.
10.0 Excellent17 Jun. 2020
Very friendly staff, nice car, and got a really good rate.
2.0 Mediocre3 Jul. 2019
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
very helpful staff.. all of thembaggage carst closer to rental drop off
10.0 Excellent15 Sep. 2018
Easy drop off. Friendly staff.
6.8 Good26 Jun. 2018
Timing is importantThe price was right and a real bargain compared to rental at the airport.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 mediocreThe price was good.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 abovAbove
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Rated no. 5
Avis
7.8 Good (76 reviews)
2 locations in Buffalo
Avis
Locations in Buffalo
  • 8
  • 7.9
  • 7.8
  • 7.9
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre31 Oct. 2021
They wouldn’t let me rent the vehicle. I offered to pay cash or debit card. They only accept credit cards which is awful. Ruined my whole day. Whole trip. I Would never consider using this place.
7.9 Good30 Sep. 2021
To have more agents working. When we arrived on the day of Sept 18 around 4:40 there was one ticket agent and 13 people in line waiting. Took approximately 40 minutes to be seen.
10.0 Excellent29 Sep. 2021
Everything went smoothly.
7.9 Good10 Aug. 2021
Easy pick up, but confusing drop off. Nobody present. I took video of mileage and full view of vehicle so they couldn't late claim I had damage. Keys and contract dropped in box.
5.9 Okay31 Jul. 2021
Didn’t get the compact car I reserved. The cruise control that I rely on was iffy. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn’t. Great fuel efficiency.
3.9 Mediocre21 Jul. 2021
I got a car that I didn't like. When I asked to change it on the next day, I was very mistreated.
3.9 Mediocre20 Jul. 2021
They messed up reservation and pickup drop-off charge of extra 300
10.0 Excellent12 Apr. 2021
Yes
8.0 Excellent15 Mar. 2021
Good costumers serviceNice car
6.0 Good16 Feb. 2021
the staff at buffalo airport were very helpful.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.
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From $81/dayRated no. 6
Dollar
Most popular
6 Good (40 reviews)
1 location in Buffalo
Dollar
Locations in Buffalo
  • 6.3
  • 6.2
  • 6.2
  • 6.3
  • 5.9
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible3 Oct. 2021
The car was so dirty! And dented all over the body. tires were bald! it had 50,000 miles on it! Bad news! Gross!
10.0 Excellent24 Sep. 2021
The staff were great. Very friendly and helpful. The vehicle was also very clean.
3.9 Mediocre2 Sep. 2021
The SuV was smoked out , had to hang two trees to get rid of the scent , ashes on steering wheel and dashboard made me feel it was cleaned or disinfected at all prior to me getting it. so I had to clean it prior to our trip $4 air fresheners and $5 wipes before I could get on road with my family disappointed in the over cleaning and no wiperfuild to start my trip
5.9 Okay31 Aug. 2021
Pick up was EXTREMELY slow. Under staff with long lineups and wait time to pick up rental car that had reservations.
1.9 Horrible30 Aug. 2021
I called the helpline several times to extend my rental and change the drop off location but none of the people I spoke with were able to make the changes
1.9 Horrible24 Aug. 2021
I am paying a lot of money for a car rental and paying in advance yet when I showed up at the car rental location they don’t have a car ready for me or countless other travelers. On average everyone was waiting 2-3 hours for their car to be ready. It is unacceptable that the customer has to pay in advance to guarantee a car but the car rental company has no responsibility to have the car ready for you.
1.9 Horrible9 Aug. 2021
Very unprofessional I was advised once I arrived that there was no vehicle available for me and to cancel or reschedule for Saturday because my reservation was made within the last 24 hours! There was no further explanation nor was it stated with any compassion for inconvenience
4.0 Okay5 Jul. 2021
Staff at Buffalo was nice - first car was broken, so we had to take it back to get anotherOur 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
Had NO IDEA about the extra $500 hold!! Car was filthy inside… I cleaned it myself.
2.0 Mediocre27 Jun. 2021
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.
Rated no. 7
National
8.3 Excellent (5 reviews)
1 location in Buffalo
National
Locations in Buffalo
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent20 Jun. 2017
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
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in Buffalo
Sunnycars
Locations in Buffalo
Recent reviews
867 travellers who hired a car in Buffalo gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

Car hire locations in or near Buffalo

Good to know

Most popular agency

Dollar

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$108/day

Good deal

$85/day

When to book a car hire in Buffalo

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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 $85 or less
  • Book your car hire in Buffalo at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hires in Buffalo are around 13% cheaper than other car types, on average

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