Ithaca car hire

Ithaca car hire

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Ithaca, NY, United States
4 Nov — 11 Nov
Same drop-off
Ithaca, NY, United States
Thu 4/11
Noon
Thu 11/11
Noon
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Ithaca car hire information

Pick-up locationIthaca
Hire locations5
Airport locations4

Ithaca car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Budget
Best rated
8.2 Excellent (88 reviews)
2 locations in Ithaca
Budget
Locations in Ithaca
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.1
  • 8.1
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent21 Sep. 2021
Budget office in Corning ELM could not have been more efficient and helpful. Great experience.
8.0 Excellent3 May 2021
Drop off
10.0 Excellent25 Oct. 2020
Staff was excellent
10.0 Excellent16 Aug. 2020
Nothing it was great!
6.8 Good17 Jul. 2020
Outrageous over charge for drop off after hours even though we were On time
4.4 Okay8 Dec. 2019
convenient drop offeverything else
6.0 Good4 Sep. 2019
Price, pick-upUSB connection to radio and for charging cell phones wasn’t operational.
10.0 Excellent4 Sep. 2019
Check in and check out was prompt and easy. Very happy!
10.0 Excellent12 Jul. 2019
Brand new Fusion Hybrid. Great gas mileage for a long trip. Efficient pickup and drop-offNothing.
6.8 Good29 Apr. 2019
I got TWO tickets because the inspection sticker had expired and had to exchange the car. The guy didn't even say "Sorry."
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Rated no. 2
Enterprise
8.7 Excellent (16 reviews)
3 locations in Ithaca
Enterprise
Locations in Ithaca
  • 9
  • 8.8
  • 9
  • 8.3
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
9.2 Excellent1 Sep. 2020
Very friendly and competent staff at both pickup and drop off. Helpful under difficult circumstances.Initially we were told that no car was available despite our reservation, making me panic. Issue was resolved though.
4.0 Okay19 Jun. 2020
The original car smelled of smoke. I asked to change the date of the rental and if that would also change my rental price. I was told no, but later they charged me more and unfortunately there was no way to dispute it since it was my word against theirs.
10.0 Excellent11 Dec. 2019
Really easy to book and great customer service!
10.0 Excellent29 Oct. 2018
Great serviceFast and easyNothing
10.0 Excellent17 Jan. 2017
Friendly service, great price!
10.0 Excellent7 Sep. 2016
Great customer service, speedy check-out process, received a clean and gas efficient car...I have no complaints!
9.2 Excellent4 Sep. 2016
All insurances are bought, why young driver charge is still needed?
2.0 Mediocre23 Aug. 2016
First they didn't lift a finger to help my wife with a minor mistake she made on our original reservation (snippy, essentially "It's your mistake so it's your problem"). Okay, I made a second reservation to correct the problem with the first (simply wanted an earlier pickup time), I arrived to find they had NO CAR AT ALL. "We're sold out." A car came in early as I was speaking to them. They refused to rent it to me even though I HAD A RESERVATION. Thanks for nothing! Horrible, frustrating, expensive (ended up renting from Avis at the airport) experience. I recommend that you stay away from Enterprise in Ithaca.
10.0 Excellent14 Jul. 2016
Great ServiceThe staff was friendly and courteous. They greeted us promptly and assisted us in our reservation. They didn't have anymore cars so they have us a free upgrade. They dropped us off at the airport.They were able to drop us off at the airport, however they were not able to pick us up from there because they had an enterprise in the airport. Also after realizing that, they would allow us to transfer the reservation without paying extra, so we had to take a 17.00 cab to the other enterprise.
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Rated no. 3
Hertz
8 Excellent (17 reviews)
1 location in Ithaca
Hertz
Locations in Ithaca
  • 8.4
  • 8.1
  • 8.1
  • 7.5
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre20 Jun. 2021
You idiots! The rental was cancelled 5 minutes after it was made. There was no rental event. Why don't you know that? You have no back-feed from Hertz to your system?? I got notices from you that my car was ready, which was totally wrong and made me have to contact Hertz again. So much for using cheapflights again.Cheapflights could have done their job and understood the situation.
8.0 Excellent3 Sep. 2019
CarCustomer service
7.2 Good3 Jun. 2019
- Clean car that was in the desired category- Very limited staff availability for pick-up and drop-off
10.0 Excellent11 Apr. 2018
Read aboveRead above
5.2 Okay11 Mar. 2018
The very tight grace period of 30 mins if you are late to drop off the car, will be a reason why I would make sure not to rent a car from them anymore!!!!
7.6 Good29 Dec. 2017
Decent but somewhat unsafe carThey helped us change drop off locationsThe windshield washer was either Frozen or broken but we couldn't clean the windshield driving on dirty winter streets which left us feeling a bit inconvenienced and unsafe.
8.0 Excellent25 Nov. 2017
Generally positive, but deceptive customer serviceEverything went smoothly with the rental itself. Although I have not yet seen the final charges on my credit card statement, so cannot comment on that as yet.While checking out the car the customer representative asked me to choose among certain rental options in a way that made it appear as if the stated choices were obligatory. For instance, he indicated that when I returned the car I could choose between two options for refueling (both of which incur extra fees). There are, in fact, three options for refueling, the third being refueling the car oneself (in this case the cheapest option). We went back and forth for several minutes discussing the two former refueling options before I saw a sign indicating that I could, in fact, refuel the car myself. Had I not seen this sign I would have been unwittingly led into spending additional money. In a similar vein, I was asked if I would like a particular model of vehicle. I realized that I was, again, being unwittingly guided into spending more money on an upgrade rather than a choice among equally priced cars. My recommendation is that it should be fine to rent a vehicle from the Ithaca Airport Hertz office so long as one comes prepared to avoid the verbal traps that are set; carefully laid traps which are intended to make one unwittingly cough up additional money.
10.0 Excellent7 Mar. 2017
Excellent service overallPick up and drop off was fast and easy.
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Rated no. 4
Avis
7.6 Good (25 reviews)
2 locations in Ithaca
Avis
Locations in Ithaca
  • 7.6
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent21 Sep. 2021
We had no issues with the car nor with the rental. Everything was seamless. Most importantly, when United canceled our flight out of Ithaca, it was absolutely as easy as it could be to get the car to be dropped off in Rochester instead. There was a nominal fee charged, but in a pinch, I'm grateful for how easy it was to get the car dropped off in an alternate location.
10.0 Excellent11 May 2021
The staff was friendly, helpful and professional.
7.2 Good30 Jun. 2019
the lady at the court when I dropped off was unbelievably rude! Very disappointing.
10.0 Excellent3 Jun. 2019
Very small airport, so there was only one desk and the line was short!The rental car parking area is not covered, which is not great if it is raining and you are lugging your suitcases through puddles to get to the car.
10.0 Excellent3 Jan. 2019
This was my first time ever renting a car, so I was a little nervous, but Avis was such a great company to go with! The whole process was very easy, I spent no more than 10 minutes picking up my car and even less time dropping it off in the city I traveled to. Thanks Avis!The only issue I had was that my credit card expiration date was entered incorrectly, and I had to call to correct this issue the following week. It took about 20 minutes over the phone to get it resolved but everything else went great!
4.0 Okay27 Dec. 2018
it was finei had to get a car by 5 pm 12/24, because they were closed after that and the following day. Since i had to pick up earlier than i wanted to, my time was diminished with family for the holiday.
2.0 Mediocre23 Mar. 2018
Horrible customer serviceThey did not have the car ready on time. The customer representative was rude.
4.8 Okay21 Dec. 2017
Car interior was not clean. I was given poor directions to get to the car in the parking lot.
8.0 Excellent9 Apr. 2017
Great car, nice customer servuceNice car, good customer serviceI needed directions to return one way rental to Logan Airport bur could not get through Avis phone system to talk with a person at Logan. I was only able to talk with some who read to follow car rental return signs.
10.0 Excellent11 Feb. 2017
the car was to small for me .i am 6ft i banged my head when i got in .
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Easirent
2 locations in Ithaca
Easirent
Locations in Ithaca
Recent reviews
146 travellers who hired a car in Ithaca gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.1

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Car hire excess insurance in Ithaca

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 Ithaca 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 Ithaca.

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 Ithaca car rental.

Top tips for hiring a car in Ithaca

  • Book your car hire in Ithaca at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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