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Hartford car hire

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Hartford car hire information

Pick-up locationHartford
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Hire locations13
Airport locations3

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Hartford

  • Rent a car for your trip to Hartford and enjoy the benefits of maximum freedom. The city includes sights like the Mark Twain House & Museum and various golf courses nestled in the surroundings – both are best reached with your own four wheels. Another reason why a hire car is a good idea upon coming to Hartford is that travelers can easily explore the surrounding areas as well, such as Providence, which is one and a half hours from Hartford; New Haven at the coast (40 minutes by car); or New York, which is a 2-hour car ride away.
  • When you fly into Connecticut and land at Bradley International Airport, picking up a hire car is a convenient move, as Hartford is about 25 miles from the airport and easily reached via the I-91 S in just over twenty minutes. The airport has agencies like Avis, Alamo, or Hertz onsite and all agencies offer complimentary shuttle services from the terminal to their respective service desks.
  • Hartford is a lovely and car-friendly city with broad and well-maintained roads in most places. However, winter can bring lots of snow and ice to the area and it is imperative to be properly prepared. Make sure the hire car has winter tires and even snow chains in the trunk – especially if you want to venture out into the countryside. Adjust your speed when there is snow and refrain from sudden braking or accelerating. Also bear in mind that, due to piled up snow on the sides of the road, streets may be narrower and cars harder to see at intersections.
  • Hartford also has a rush hour during weekdays when driving, if possible, should be avoided. In the mornings, rush hour usually starts at 7:30 am and ends at 9 am. In the afternoon, it is between 4:30 and 6:30 pm, so always plan ahead of time, especially when going to the airport.
  • Book your car hire in Hartford at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard hire cars in Hartford are around 19% more expensive than other car types, on average

Hartford car hire experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travellers who hired a car in Hartford 
Verified travelerMay 2023
Quite easy with Google maps. Getting out of the airport is well indicated.
LeonardMay 2023
Off-site is a bit more difficult.

FAQs about hiring a car in Hartford

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

    Especially when visiting during the winter, opting for a 4-wheel-drive car is a wise choice, as it provides the necessary traction for the weather conditions. An SUV will equip travelers with the essential stability on the road without being too bulky. If you’re driving with family and need more space, a minivan is also a good option.

  • What’s the speed limit in Hartford?

    Speed limits are strictly enforced in Hartford, so always check for posted signs on the side of the road. General regulations permit 25 mph in school zones and 40 mph on arterial roadways. Interstates around the city allow 55 mph and rural interstates up to 65 mph. Always remember to adapt your speed to the given weather and road conditions.

  • Where are the best places to park in Hartford?

    On-street parking in Hartford is metered in most places and can vary in price and time restrictions, so always check the signs. There are also parking lots around, like the one on Main Street or Chapel Street. MAT Garage is also an alternative that costs a maximum of approximately $18 per day and from where the Dash bus goes into the city for free.

  • What is the best car hire company in Hartford?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire in Hartford is Hertz (6.9, 88 reviews).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Hartford?

    The average price of fuel in Hartford is $5.88 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $71 and $94, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Hartford?

    Standard (Ford Edge or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Hartford.

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

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

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Hartford?

    A Standard car hire in Hartford costs $100 per day, on average.

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

    An Intermediate car hire in Hartford costs $70 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Hartford?

    An Economy car hire in Hartford costs $73 per day, on average.

Hartford car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

Best rated

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

7.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.0

Value for money

6.8

5 locations in Hartford

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Locations in Hartford

1005 New Britain Avenue

+1 860 953 1069

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00

170 Weston St

+1 860 533 1193

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00

170 Weston Street

+1 860 560 7349

Monday10:00 - 20:00
Tuesday10:00 - 20:00
Wednesday10:00 - 20:00
Thursday10:00 - 20:00
Friday10:00 - 20:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00

180 Schoephoester Road

+1 860 627 3850

Monday04:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Tuesday04:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Wednesday04:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Thursday00:00 - 01:0004:00 - 23:59
Friday04:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Saturday00:00 - 01:0004:00 - 23:59
Sunday04:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00

880 Weathersfield Avenue

+1 860 296 3125

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2022

KAYAK
Great vehicle, very fair rate,excellent experience

2.0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
They charged me an additional 240.00 more than the quoted price

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
The checkout process at Hertz seems slower than with other car renters. Everyone was super friendly and helpful though.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Car was ready to go and I was in it within 5 minutes of arrival. Drop off was beyond easy with a drop box next to the building

10.0 Wonderful

June 2022

KAYAK
I inadvertently rented my car from West Hartford when I really wanted the airport. Being unfamiliar with the area, I was not sure of the address. The pickup experience at West Hartford was great, getting there was a little more problematic. When I returned the car, I opted to pay the fee to return at a different location, and picked the airport since it was right across the street from our hotel, so much easier to get to. Everyone I worked with had great customer service.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Highly Appreciate the ease of booking rental car via Kayak. Got great price. Hertz rental cars service was really awesome !!

1 out of 32

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.6

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.4

Value for money

7.4

2 locations in Hartford

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Locations in Hartford

47 Airport Rd

+1 860 296 2511

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 01:00
Sunday00:00 - 01:00

51 W Service Rd

+1 860 524 1411

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday00:00 - 01:00

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6.8 Okay

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

friendly and accommodating staff

Cons:

the car's smells really bad..like someone who rented it before smoked a weed inside the car...terrible!!!!

6.8 Okay

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The process for both pick-up and drop-off were super quick and easy, despite obvious limitations with covid.

Cons:

They left me in the dark about my refund for my deposit for using a debit card at pick-up. Still unsure if and when I’ll be receiving it back.

9.6 Wonderful

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Our flight wasn't until 7:30 p.m. and the car had to be returned at 11 a.m... We called Andrew at the Hartford location and for 4.$ extra we were able to keep the car until 4. They also allowed us to drop the car at a location closer to the airport. The experiecne made our trip that much more enjoyable. Thank you Enterprise. Your new loyal customers,

10.0 Wonderful

Sept 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was helpful, friendly and acommodating

10.0 Wonderful

July 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was very attentive to my needs.

Cons:

The toll pass I rented was invalid but the manager Alec refunded me and was extremely apologetic.

2.0 Poor

May 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

I received a confirmation but there was no car available.

1 out of 8

Budget

5.8

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

7.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.0

One location in Hartford

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Locations in Hartford

274 Leibert Road

+1 860 247 0482

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday11:00 - 15:00

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2.0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Car was damaged and filthy.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
When I arrived to pick up my rental there were 5 people in front of me all waiting for their rentals. I was told there were no rentals at that time and I would have to wait until the clerk’s supervisor called and told her what to do. She had no idea when I would get my rental. I left there with a Ford Explorer which is a far cry from a Kia compact at about 3:30 pm. I waited 21/2 hrs for that. The clerk was efficient, but the wait and the fact that there was no car waiting was inexcusable as I had a reservation. Why did I reserve a rental at all ?

2.0 Poor

Sept 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

I didn't get the car

Cons:

SOMEBODY TELLINGME THE RENTAL DIDNT GO THROUGH BEFORE I SHOWED UP THERE IN AN UBER AND GOT STRANDED

4.8 Mediocre

Sept 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Decent car and decent drop off experience.

Cons:

Upon pickup in Hartford, the employee was very unwilling to review scratches and damage prior to the trip and there was a lot. Employees were using vulgar raciest language with each other directly in the presence of several customers. Generally, terrible pickup location in an unsafe neighborhood.

2.0 Poor

July 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Did not pick up car I specifcally explained a Bradley air port area pick up and when I got to Bradley to pick up the car I was told the pick up was in Hartford the rental at the airport cost me $450 dollars more. Very unhappy

9.2 Wonderful

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Good car, clean, well maintained. Friendly, efficient staff.

Cons:

Not enough staff at the Liebert Road site. When I picked the car up there was a thunderstorm coming up, and one poor fellow had to deal with a line of people impatient to get going, another line of people wanting to return, as well as the necessary inspections of outgoing and incoming vehicles. He should never have had to do this alone. That said, he did a great job considering the circumstances.

1 out of 8

Sixt

6.2

Cleanliness

6.4

Comfort

6.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.6

Value for money

5.0

One location in Hartford

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Locations in Hartford

200 Prospect Ave

+1 860 232 7368

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00

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1.9 Poor

June 2021

KAYAK
I couldn't reach support. No live people. They messed up my booking and when I went to cancel it online they tried to charge me 400. So I had to call my credit card company to dispute. They someone called me from the company to confirm I was taking the car two days prior to the booking and was a complete dock saying it was my fault. Do not do business with this company

2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing at all after checking my reservation it stated that sixt will be closing at 3pm and we gave them a call to let them know that our flight will be getting in at 2:15 pm and once we got there we was told that someone else took the car that we reserved for weeks ago. This facility rather more money over customer service I will not be booking with this company ever again even if it's my last resort. I will take a lyfe or Uber first before stepping into this establishment again

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and prompt with explaining rental details.

9.6 Wonderful

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Not much

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Excellent customer service good vehicles i would definitely do business with them again

1.9 Poor

July 2021

KAYAK
No one was at the building, no one was available to call about our pickup appointment, just a automated phone tree. Canceled appointment and rebooked with Hertz

1 out of 2

Avis

5.3

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

6.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.1

Value for money

5.5

One location in Hartford

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Locations in Hartford

274 Leibert Road

+1 860 241 0049

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday11:00 - 15:00

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2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Terribly understaffed, one agent with more than 20 customers waiting more than an hour. Confusion about cars, cars missing keys, awful service.

Cons:

Everything.

2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Very friendly and helpful! My problem is with Priceline. They scheduled this at a downtown location, which after I got off the airplane had no way to get to before closing. System shouldn’t have allowed. I selected BDL airport and couldn’t have known what street the car rental places are. Avis worked with me but airport fees made the care over $100 more. I won’t be ordering from Priceline again. I will order from Avis directly. They are great.

Cons:

See above.

8.0 Very Good

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was easy.

Cons:

Friendlier staff

3.6 Poor

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The convenience and service I received at the time of pick-up and drop-off. Easy and seamless.

Cons:

I have never rented from Avis before but I have rented a car with other companies prior to this experience. I expected the Avis employee to walk with me to the vehicle and inspect the vehicle prior to me leaving with the vehicle. That did not happen. I was handed the keys and told I was all set. I walked to the car and noticed that it was dirty inside, leftover papers in the trunk and wrappers in the back door. About half way through my 750 mile commute I received a maintenance required notification on the dashboard for the rear seatbelts. I didn’t use the rear seat belts at all during my trip. The notification continued to prompt every time I would start the car. Just didn’t make me feel safe that all services/recalls weren’t serviced prior to letting a customer take the vehicle as a rental, especially with my lengthy trip.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Super easy drop off and pick up!

9.6 Wonderful

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

So I mistakenly thought I booked the car for the Avis location close to the airport. Took the Avis shuttle from airport to their facility, and when the agreement screen popped up, the price showed as being close to $600!! I showed the clerk my reservation, with the price I agreed to as being $136, and the clerk said “Oh, I see the problem. Your booking is with the downtown Avis location, not the airport location.” So I used a rideshare app to go the 20 minutes to the proper facility, and got the price I was promised. But - are you freaking KIDDING ME? It costs 4 times as much for the same car, with the same company, if you rent it from the airport location instead? price gouging, anyone??? On the plus side, once I was at the proper location, the transaction was very smooth and the clerk very helpful

1 out of 4

Easirent

4.6

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Hartford

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Locations in Hartford

Bradley International Airport

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

One location in Hartford

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Locations in Hartford

60 Schoepospher Road

Opening times not available

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250 travellers who hired a car in Hartford gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.7

Car hire locations in or near Hartford

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