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Fort Wayne, IN, United States
6 Dec — 13 Dec
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Fort Wayne, IN, United States
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Pick-up locationFort Wayne
Hire locations18
Airport locations10

Fort Wayne car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.6 Excellent (48 reviews)
6 locations in Fort Wayne
Enterprise
Locations in Fort Wayne
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
7.9 Good23 Jun. 2021
I called Hertz first and they balked at me using a 'debit card' (they also wanted some sort of corporate card??) ... i ended up calling Enterprise and they said no problem whatsoever with using my 'debit card'... so they got the sale which was substantial.
6.0 Good5 Jun. 2021
The staff was very friendly and pick up and drop off we very easy.We originally requested a Jetta or similar size vehicle because we were going out of state and were trying to save on fuel costs. When we arrived to pick the vehicle up, we were told nothing of that size was available and we were offered a Nissan SUV or a pickup truck as an "Upgrade". If you are not going to have the requested vehicle , you should inform the customer so they can decide if the "upgrade" is worth it beforehand and have an opportunity to check with another location or another company. It was not a bad experience, just would have appreciated a choice.
10.0 Excellent11 Jul. 2020
Yes, very efficient!
8.8 Excellent23 Jun. 2020
Staff was great car was clean.On kayak I added the Insurance for 11 dollars per day. Once I arrived at Enterprise I was told it’s 18 dollars per day. The old bait and switch, this is crappy and should not happen.
9.2 Excellent12 Feb. 2020
Really all expectations were met but z little unnecessary haggling over quotes price vs what it became when I got tp pick up spot. All got sorted and was a fair value, just read papers before signong
6.4 Good5 Aug. 2019
Everyone I spoke to was helpful. They provided electronic copies of everything, so it saves paper and the environment, plus convenient. They had vehicle I requested and quickly got me in it when we arrived at the location. Drop off after trip was simple too.I scheduled a pick up at least a day in advance and waited over an hour for the ride to appear. I rented a minivan (reserved in January and got it in August) and they asked if I would switch down because they were short on vans that day. The van wasn't totally clean. Nor was I offered prepaid fuel.
9.6 Excellent27 Jun. 2019
Staff was extremely helpful and friendly. Car was clean.I really prefer when rentals start with a full gas tank. I always end up putting more gas in than I used when I start with a partial tank.
10.0 Excellent8 Oct. 2018
Everything went as planned and everything they told me they would do they did. No surprises along the way and no unexpected charges. People were great and things were ready on time. Could not ask for anything more.
10.0 Excellent12 Sep. 2018
Truck rentalExcellent service, helpful staff easy pick up and drop off. Convenient location , an overall pleasant experience with good value.I have no negative comments about my experience.
9.6 Excellent4 Jun. 2018
Thrifty RentalVery easy rental process.I had asked prior to arriving bing to save a Toyota FourRunner. Manager said they would try to hold one as there were several available. When I arrived the next day, the attendant said none were available nor had he seen one for quite awhile. This was at a small airport and I cannot believe the vehicle turn over would be that great in a 24 hour period.
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Rated no. 2
Alamo
8.4 Excellent (37 reviews)
1 location in Fort Wayne
Alamo
Locations in Fort Wayne
  • 8.7
  • 8.2
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent5 Jan. 2021
The staff was nice, and the process of picking up and dropping off was super-fast and easy.I got a hot deal car, so my expectations were extremely low, and still the car did not live up. I got an ugly blue Chevy Spark. The car was TINY, both front to back and side to side - I've been in go-carts with more room. I'm not even 6' tall, and I barely fit. My brother and I literally couldn't fit in this car together at the same time. This was bad enough, but what I paid per day was nearly twice what I've paid for a Mercedes or BMW in the past. Sadly this was still the best experience I've had renting a car in Ft. Wayne. Somehow compacts have moved up to midsized status (e.g. Rav4), and prices have still gone up. This whole mess has made me less likely to rent a car, less likely to fly, less likely to travel as a whole.
7.6 Good14 Nov. 2020
Staff was great. Had to extend for 24 hours very easily done. Very accommodatingWe wanted a Tahoe. Replacement car was a Nissan. Hated everything about the car. Not a equal replacement size, comfort or drive ability wise at all
7.6 Good2 Jun. 2020
When we picked up the car it was only half full of gas. We also we're not able to rent car seats for our twin two year olds. The counter person was pleasant but less than helpful. When we returned the car the counter person was awesome. I wish car seat rental options were available when reserving the vehicle.
10.0 Excellent26 Jul. 2019
Staff was wonderful
5.2 Okay10 Apr. 2019
I reserved a mini van 3 months ago and when I went to pick it up they didn’t have any. They gave me an explorer. That’s not what I needed. I needed a mini van. We had to change our whole vacation and it was terrible!
10.0 Excellent3 Dec. 2018
Polite, prompt, clean, less expensive. Very nice.
7.6 Good8 Oct. 2018
easy pick up and drop off, friendly and helpful staff.Old car, a bit musty and dirty.
8.0 Excellent2 Jul. 2018
Vehicle not availableI reserved a month in advance hoping to get the caravan reserved. They upgraded me to a pickup ( since I had a large item to transport) with a dis pint for not having available what I needed. They were very sincere about helping me get what I needed to replace the caravanThe vehicle I reserved not being available when I had requested it a month in advance.
2.0 Mediocre29 May 2018
Wrong rentalThe car was greatFound out upon my return that the car assigned to my car rental agreement was switched with another person who had my same last name, and I had his. This placed several holds on my credit card for entire payments for a more expensive car than mine.
2.0 Mediocre28 Nov. 2017
Bad dealGood price onlineIt said unlimited miles on line. But they had a limit of 750 miles for a week rental. I canceled the rental.
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Rated no. 3
Dollar
7.2 Good (43 reviews)
1 location in Fort Wayne
Dollar
Locations in Fort Wayne
  • 7.4
  • 7
  • 7
  • 7.3
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre19 Jun. 2019
I made my reservation, received my confirmation. I go to pick up the car, stand in line for 30 minutes, only to be told they don't have any cars! The rep very nonchalantly advised she doesn't know why reservations are still being allowed to be made when there are no cars and there won't be any.
3.6 Mediocre7 Mar. 2019
I was told i would be getting a SUV of the size approximate to Grand Cherokee. I recieved a small SUV ( equinox) that was NOT awd or 4x4 which is what i was needing ( trip north.) When i arrived they didnt have that vehicle ready and i had to wait over an hour to get my vehicle, making me late.
6.8 Good21 Aug. 2018
Room for improvementThe Honda Civic drove good; had good gas mileage , and overall, performed as expectedThe driver and passenger seats were hard as a rock ( I understand that the rental company can’t do much about hard seats ). The airport representative had the personality of a dead fish
2.0 Mediocre25 Jul. 2018
we didn't get the car, they accepted our Visa/debit card for the reservation, however, after driving 35 miles out of our way to the airport to pickup in our motor home & showing multiple ID, including Cash, they don't accept cash nor debit card ! We have credit card, forgot to bring new one in wallet, we had the expired one. This is not stated on their website anywhere, since when is cash or Debit/ Visa not good? It isn't like they cannot obtain $ instantly, nor bill for more. Very frustrating. will never rent from them again !
10.0 Excellent2 Jun. 2018
Mostly everythingOnly the self service didn’t work properly
4.0 Okay31 Dec. 2017
No wiper fluid, smelled like smokeComfy interiorI was stuck driving through a winter snowstorm with absolutely no windshield wiper fluid. This was very dangerous
10.0 Excellent22 Dec. 2017
Warm reception in cold climateThe entire experience was great. From the driver to getting my car. Then returning the car was very easy and your staff was fantastic! Will definitely rent from you again.
10.0 Excellent10 Dec. 2017
great car
4.0 Okay27 Oct. 2017
The car was only a short walk from rental desk.The inside of car was dirty and smelled like cigarette smoke. The inside windows hadn't been cleaned in sometime. Lack of of attention to details. The rental clerk seemed somewhat aloof and it appeared he would have been more comfortable working in a position of not having to deal with the public.
8.4 Excellent27 Oct. 2017
I do not like carrying two keys ! They are even held together with a wire cable. Way to big, bulky.
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Rated no. 4
Hertz
7 Good (55 reviews)
2 locations in Fort Wayne
Hertz
Locations in Fort Wayne
  • 7
  • 6.7
  • 6.9
  • 7.1
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible22 Sep. 2021
Hertz did not have a car for me despite having a reservation. They basically told me they didn’t care and good luck finding one.
5.9 Okay15 Sep. 2021
Clearly a smoking vehicle. The smell was a bit overpowering.
1.9 Horrible15 Jul. 2021
They canceled my rental on the day of pick up and were not helpful at all.
2.0 Mediocre3 Jul. 2021
Received a call the morning of my rental telling me they over booked and I had no car. Did get a refund, but had no car…. AwfulFollow through with my reservation or help me find other accommodations if you cancel day of!
10.0 Excellent7 Jun. 2021
Rental representative last Thursday was very professional and patient. 😊😊😊
10.0 Excellent7 Jun. 2021
Rental representative last Thursday morning was superb😊
10.0 Excellent7 Jun. 2021
Convenience, rental representative (very busy solo effort and patient), price for the season. Much better overall experience and price than Enterprise/National rental. 👍👍Unlimited miles with unlimited gas (lol).
10.0 Excellent11 Jan. 2021
Friendly and helpful staff.More clarity on drop off, where specifically to park, etc.
3.6 Mediocre28 Sep. 2020
staff was rude and very not helpful and nastyprice and customer service
2.0 Mediocre9 Dec. 2019
I was told at the fort wayne airport if i got gas thru them the charge of $30 would be pro rated in South bend based on what i used Well SB they said no no no we dont take off $ amount based on usage when all i used was a 1/4 tank so what the original fee was $68 turned out to be $122.72 also the drop off in SB was a nightmare to just to find it and parking lot dark and i had to find someone in lot to help me. finally found a guy n then he was of very little help
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Rated no. 5
National
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Fort Wayne
National
Locations in Fort Wayne
  • 10
  • 10
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  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent3 Sep. 2021
Lovely people at the desk. Easy process.
Rated no. 6
Avis
7.4 Good (14 reviews)
2 locations in Fort Wayne
Avis
Locations in Fort Wayne
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
  • 7.1
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent6 Sep. 2021
I would rent from u ppl the nxt time easy drop off easy pick up very good deal
8.0 Excellent15 Jun. 2021
the staff was pleasant.I had reserved an SUV but got a Mini Van. I wanted the SUV.
2.0 Mediocre10 Jun. 2019
Late, bad info, incorrect prices
10.0 Excellent23 May 2017
Great serviceThe staff at the rental counter were efficient, courteous and helpful. Took coupon I had for an upgrade. The vehicle was perfect for our 12day road trip of the southwest.
10.0 Excellent23 Apr. 2017
Great everything!It was great! Great service, great car!
10.0 Excellent7 Apr. 2017
Auto RentalFirst time using this company,will do it again. Paper work and options explained very wellNA
5.6 Okay20 Jun. 2016
Car smelled like cigaretteThe car, the pickup, the drop off, people at counter niceThe car was dirty, and smelled like cigarettes
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Rated no. 7
Thrifty
6.8 Good (13 reviews)
1 location in Fort Wayne
Thrifty
Locations in Fort Wayne
  • 7.2
  • 6.9
  • 6.7
  • 6.6
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
8.8 Excellent28 Jan. 2020
Quick and easy pickup and drop off.Windshield washer fluid was low and ran out. They discounted for my inconvenience.
6.8 Good28 Jan. 2020
Reserved the rental months a head of time saving me quite a bit of money.The charge that was put on hold on my account was an astronomical price compared to what I paid for the entire rental. I'm talking they put a hold on almost 4 times the amount of the entire rental.
3.6 Mediocre20 Dec. 2019
Rent a medium class car, and receive a compact car very frustrating
8.0 Excellent17 Sep. 2018
Was great for our need
10.0 Excellent30 Jan. 2018
Bang for your buck without waisting your time!The transaction was quick and easy with no hassle.No complaints.
2.0 Mediocre10 Apr. 2017
TerribleI have rented a car with my bank credit/debit card for the last 3 years...Unbeknownst to me they now require a major credit card which I didn't find out until I was at the counter. If this was disclosed prior I could have made other arrangements. Instead I was totally left on the day we were leaving without a car. I will never use Thrifty
6.0 Good25 Apr. 2016
Ehh..InexpensiveVehicle had stains on seats. Marked up on the bumper. Very uncomfortable seats. Plus it was a junk kia.
10.0 Excellent27 Oct. 2015
Great priceCar was comfortable, clean and got good gas mileage. Love the ease of renting out of Fort Wayne.Nothing
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Rated no. 8
Budget
6.5 Good (24 reviews)
2 locations in Fort Wayne
Budget
Locations in Fort Wayne
  • 6.8
  • 6.4
  • 6.5
  • 6.4
  • 6.2
Recent reviews
7.9 Good10 Oct. 2021
The Fort Wayne IN airport needs designated signs where you can and cannot park during construction when picking up your rental car. The officer there, Scott Adam, was very rude to us. The staff at the car rental place were efficient and did a good job. Otherwise, a good experience.
1.9 Horrible20 Sep. 2021
I wasnt able to rent and they still charged my card.
10.0 Excellent16 Aug. 2021
The car performed beautifully. Simply no complaints.
10.0 Excellent18 Jul. 2021
We had a reservation. Car was ready when we arrived and the return was a very easy procedure. They had cars to rent when everyone else in a 20 mile radius of the airport were out of inventory. Would definitely use again.
2.0 Mediocre11 May 2021
NothingDespite my confirmed reservation, the Budget counter was CLOSED upon my arrival. I could not get my car. Neighboring agency counter said, "they keep odd hours". Will never use them again, anywhere.
2.0 Mediocre13 Feb. 2021
Budget was closed and the next day when I spoke with somebody was told that there was nothing that can be done call the 800 number terrible customer service
2.0 Mediocre23 Jan. 2021
Don’t know. They wouldn’t let me rent a carYou can’t rent a car here without a credit card. I only have a bank debit MasterCard. Other places like Hertz and Enterprise are fine with a bank card. So I was left stranded and had to go to another place.
10.0 Excellent11 Nov. 2019
Super friendly staff. Gave me an option to get a challenger RT instead of a Hyundai.
4.0 Okay7 Sep. 2019
Convenient locations for pickup and dropoff.Less trying to sell an upgrade. Accurate and/or full fuel at pickup. Cleanliness of windows. Wait time at dropoff.
7.2 Good1 Aug. 2019
Vehicle was nice, clean and new.They allowed me to book the pickup at 6 pm when they close at 6pm. I was running a little late and they closed. I had to pick up the car the next morning.
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Easirent
1 location in Fort Wayne
Easirent
Locations in Fort Wayne
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Sunnycars
1 location in Fort Wayne
Sunnycars
Locations in Fort Wayne
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235 travellers who hired a car in Fort Wayne gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.6

Car hire locations in or near Fort Wayne

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Most popular car type

Intermediate

When to book a car hire in Fort Wayne

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Car hire excess insurance in Fort Wayne

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 Fort Wayne 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 Fort Wayne.

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 Fort Wayne car rental.

Top tips for hiring a car in Fort Wayne

  • Using public transport has its advantages, but a car rental in Fort Wayne is a more convenient choice since it allows you to explore Fort Wayne regions that are inaccessible otherwise. It also grants you more flexibility because you don’t have to worry about when, or where to get public transport. Car rentals ensure your comfort and ease of movement around Fort Wayne.
  • Most Fort Wayne car rentals in the city have pick-up and drop-off points at or near the Fort Wayne Airport, making it easy to drive into the city and to a hotel or other areas within the region. Car rental companies, such as Budget, are located within the airport premises, which makes it convenient and quick to pick up the rental car of your choice. Other car rental companies are located within walking distance from the airport. These companies include Hertz, located near Olympic Village, Dollar, Thrifty, Avis, National, and Alamo, among many others.
  • Like most big cities with an increased number of vehicles on the road at any particular time, exercising extreme caution cannot be stressed enough, especially where normal traffic flow has been disrupted. For instance, drive carefully when nearing construction projects, interchange modifications, and county concrete pavement replacement that tends to lower or obscure visibility. When driving out of the city, remember to set your GPS before starting your journey.
  • In Fort Wayne, rush hour is around 5pm to 6pm on weekdays. It is recommended to drive before or after 5pm and 6pm respectively. Even so, the rush hour is relatively smooth, with less clogging up of cars compared to other cities. Remember to be aware and follow traffic regulations as you navigate Fort Wayne’s streets.
  • Book your car hire in Fort Wayne at least 3 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hires in Fort Wayne are around 7% cheaper than other car types, on average

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