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Lexington, KY, United States
4 Dec — 11 Dec
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Lexington, KY, United States
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Lexington car hire information

Pick-up locationLexington
Hire locations18
Airport locations9

Lexington car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
9.1 Excellent (52 reviews)
1 location in Lexington
Alamo
Locations in Lexington
  • 9.2
  • 9.1
  • 9.1
  • 9.3
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent19 Jan. 2021
Staff very friendly and efficient. New c clean car.
10.0 Excellent30 Nov. 2020
Everything was simple and easy, staff was helpful when checking in.
10.0 Excellent22 Jul. 2020
The gentleman that loaned out the car was so friendly and helpful. The car was very clean, in excellent condition.
10.0 Excellent16 Jul. 2020
Yes the staff was super helpful and drop off was a breeze
9.6 Excellent1 Jun. 2020
I paid deposit online it was supposed to pay the rest when picking up the vehicle. When I went to go pick up and check in for the vehicle it wind up being $20 more than I was told but it still wasn't bad
10.0 Excellent12 Apr. 2020
The staff was extremely pleasant. The droppoff was was very easy.
8.8 Excellent26 Nov. 2019
The car was not as clean as I would have liked it to be.
10.0 Excellent31 Oct. 2019
Simple; no hard sell on insurance.
10.0 Excellent30 Jul. 2019
fast and easy. staff was friendly and easy to work with.
10.0 Excellent9 May 2019
Stuff is very friendlyNeed more option to select car
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Rated no. 2
Dollar
8.2 Excellent (40 reviews)
1 location in Lexington
Dollar
Locations in Lexington
  • 8.2
  • 8.3
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible27 Sep. 2021
Prices for rentals are through the roof. Deposit on top of reservation was unbelievably high. Counter experience included an agent that seemed to think that these prices were absolutely normal and $1000 (deposit included) was normal for a 4 day rental Also, Mazda car we rented took us 4 days to figure out instrument cluster. Highly dissappointed
1.9 Horrible15 Sep. 2021
They are the worst company I have ever dealt with. All they care about is the money, we never actually used the car but they kept our money…do not rent from this company, you will be very disappointed.
10.0 Excellent6 Jun. 2021
Car was great. Easy pick up and drop off
10.0 Excellent14 Jul. 2020
very fresh carI noticed the rates seem to have gone up?
10.0 Excellent22 Jan. 2020
Personnel wss great and understanding
2.0 Mediocre25 Oct. 2019
On Oct. 18 the Dollar agent couldn't scan my card. Asked to type in the number, he simply said, we don't do that. We can't rent you the car you reserved. The Enterprise agent six feet away, did scan my card and gave a polite explanation of why none of them could type in my number.Dollar could spend the money to train their agents better with regard to common courtesy if not professional decorum.
10.0 Excellent9 May 2018
Easy and affordableThe staff in both Lexington and Charlotte were polite aNd professional
10.0 Excellent19 Feb. 2018
Ease of Pickup and overall handling of the admin. work.
10.0 Excellent14 Nov. 2017
Great price, nice cars. You can’t beat the deal!
10.0 Excellent30 Oct. 2017
Car was clean and ran well. No problems.No drive-up rental return. You will need to go back into the terminal to return the car. Not really a big deal though.
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Rated no. 3
Enterprise
7.7 Good (62 reviews)
6 locations in Lexington
Enterprise
Locations in Lexington
  • 7.8
  • 7.9
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent9 Aug. 2021
The staff were great
10.0 Excellent25 Apr. 2021
Staff was great, Pickup was flawless. Vehicle was perfectIt would have been nice if the branch we used was open later so we could physically hand the rental back in. We had to drop it off and leave keys in a drop box. Minor issue, though.
2.0 Mediocre1 Apr. 2021
It would have been nice if they actually had the car I reserved, or any car at all.
4.0 Okay29 Mar. 2021
The car was comfortable and easy to driveBooked the car online, but when I arrived to pick my car up, the staff said there were no cars available. Had to wait over an hour for a car. The car also reeked of cigarette smoke. Vincent was friendly, but the rest of the staff was unfriendly and clearly didn’t care about the customers. Would not book at this location again.
9.6 Excellent12 Oct. 2020
A stone hit and cracked our windshield while traveling, and they swapped out our van at a different location in under 1 hour. Outstanding!
10.0 Excellent5 Aug. 2020
EverythingNothing
8.0 Excellent20 Jul. 2020
Winchester Rd location did not allow you to park your personal vehicle in their lot, which I was never told prior to arrival....but other than that, very good experience
2.0 Mediocre14 Jul. 2020
It was a car that ranI ordered a truck and had to take a car, really needed the truck thats why I reserved the truck
2.0 Mediocre29 Jun. 2020
Arrived to pick up the car and they “are out of cars”. Had reservation for over 10 days. No one tried to notify me that the car was unavailable. I was not offered an alternative and was not given any apology! Was simply told it’s the “virus” and there’s nothing they could do. I was 3rd in line for pickup that day and the people in front of me did not get rentals that day either. I will NEVER use Enterprise again!
8.0 Excellent5 Sep. 2019
Drop off was very easy and fast.We had ants in our van. Also, took way too long to pick up car.
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Rated no. 4
Budget
7.3 Good (30 reviews)
2 locations in Lexington
Budget
Locations in Lexington
  • 7.1
  • 7.5
  • 7.2
  • 7.2
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay26 Oct. 2021
Engine light on - one of the tires was low, had no cars so I had to take an 18 passenger Van…no big deal but a little strange
4.0 Okay25 Oct. 2021
Cleanliness of the car
8.0 Excellent8 Mar. 2021
Staff was friendly. Drop off area not clear like other companiesRates were extremely high compared to other areas of country
6.0 Good7 Feb. 2021
Car smelled like cigarettes with a burn hole in the passenger seat. Otherwise it was good.
2.0 Mediocre6 Feb. 2021
There were no cars to be picked up
4.4 Okay27 Oct. 2020
The staff at pickup was fineThey did not have the class of car we reserved and only had a mini van or pick up truck. Neither were options I wanted but had no choice.
8.0 Excellent10 Oct. 2019
Great value and ease of pick up and drop off in the Lexington airport.They miss charged our card by quite a bit. They did fix it In a timely manner, within 3 business days. It was slightly stressful until they fixed it but am thankful that they were on top of it.
2.0 Mediocre20 Sep. 2019
Very rude. I reserved online and they had no cars. I mean none. And the woman acted like I was at fault for booking on line.Everything, starting with actually having a car for me.
6.0 Good1 Jul. 2019
Drop off was easyCar smelled like smoke, Was not cleaned from prior rental. When I called customer service they were a bit rude.
9.6 Excellent14 Jan. 2019
Easy drop off process no lineNo complaints
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Rated no. 5
Hertz
7.1 Good (90 reviews)
3 locations in Lexington
Hertz
Locations in Lexington
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
  • 7
Recent reviews
5.9 Okay11 Sep. 2021
The car drivers window didn't work ... found out when it was time to pay a toll. :-(
10.0 Excellent6 Sep. 2021
Clean vehicle, easy pick up and drop off process.
10.0 Excellent21 Aug. 2021
The vehicle was clean but had a strong offensive perfume odor that was off putting. We used some essential oils on cotton to counteract. The check out process was quick, friendly and efficient. The price was high, probably because of Covid and demand.
1.9 Horrible26 Jul. 2021
Had to have a flight in order to rent with debit card!? Ridiculous..why do I need a flight when I’m clearly driving
1.9 Horrible20 Jul. 2021
They cancelled the RESERVATION a week before arrival. Never mind I made the RESERVATION about 2 months in advance. If they don’t know what a RESERVATION is, perhaps they should stop taking RESERVATIONS.
1.9 Horrible12 Jul. 2021
Hertz didn't have my reserved car at the location I booked in advance and ended up renting me a smaller car for more money at a different nearby location.
2.0 Mediocre1 Jul. 2021
The staff was friendly, but said the car was full of gas and it was Empty. Called and asked what to do and they said fill it. We did and then returned the car half full. We expected to get a refund for the gas we did not use, but
8.0 Excellent25 May 2021
Nice vehicle; efficient setup, pickup, and return.Minor but annoying mechanical issue (ratting noise).
2.0 Mediocre19 May 2021
The staff did not honor my reservation. Ruining my trip, they waited until pickup time to let me know that they had no cars available and that if a car were to become available that they would not honor my booking price.
2.0 Mediocre24 Mar. 2021
They called ten minutes before our reservation and said they do not have any cars
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Rated no. 6
National
10 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Lexington
National
Locations in Lexington
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent17 Jul. 2018
The car handled beautifully and I really liked having a car so new that the "new car" smell was there.
Rated no. 7
Avis
7 Good (27 reviews)
2 locations in Lexington
Avis
Locations in Lexington
  • 7.1
  • 7.4
  • 6.8
  • 7.3
  • 7
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre21 Oct. 2021
I could reserve online but when went to the site, they didn't have car for me. They blamed priceline for taking reservation and they showed no sympathy or ex[pressed any regrets on my inconvenience. The avis front desk person suggested me to call 800 number and ask a different pick up location, I did and they directed me to a different location. Same problem, no car in the second pick up location (Lexington airport) as well. At the end, avis at airport gave me a 12 seater an (I had reserved a small 5-seater) which I drove all the way to Indianapolis. So pthetic. No consideration of my hassle. No discount. No professionalism. Will never trust Avis again.
3.9 Mediocre13 Oct. 2021
The vehicle was very dirty Tires shake at 65 and above Tires where very worn out and vehicle tried to hydroplane in the rain due to the tires being completely worn out
1.9 Horrible18 Jul. 2021
Terrible service gave away my car 15 minutes after the reservation time and left me with no other options - Avis oversold the car allotment by 35 cars leaving myself and dozens of others who made reservations without a car option. Never using again
2.0 Mediocre10 Mar. 2021
NothingCar smelled like weed. Pathetic
8.0 Excellent2 Dec. 2020
Staff made everything easy.I ordered a car and the only thing available was a truck.
4.8 Okay14 Aug. 2020
I was double charged for my rental and my money was never returned. Colonel marion horn jr.
2.0 Mediocre7 Jul. 2020
NothingCustomer service
5.2 Okay7 Jul. 2019
Leslie was very helpful and pleasant.The rental location was difficult to get into and our of, there was no wayfinding--no clearly designated area for parking, or returning the vehicle. It took an extremely long time to get the car--the car wasn't ready when we arrived, despite our reservation being made at least a month in advance.
2.0 Mediocre27 Aug. 2018
Absolutely disgustingEasy to get to in the airportThere car was absolutely disgusting. I have never been in such a filthy rental car. Sounded like it was going to break down on the highway the whole trip
10.0 Excellent5 Oct. 2017
I liked the whole process. Everything was easy and the vehicle was very clean.Nothing, everything was great.
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Easirent
1 location in Lexington
Easirent
Locations in Lexington
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Sunnycars
1 location in Lexington
Sunnycars
Locations in Lexington
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303 travellers who hired a car in Lexington gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.7

Car hire locations in or near Lexington

Good to know

Most popular car type

Intermediate

When to book a car hire in Lexington

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Car hire excess insurance in Lexington

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 Lexington 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 Lexington.

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 Lexington car rental.

Top tips for hiring a car in Lexington

  • Whether you explore Lexington’s sights, discover the scenic nature of Daniel Boone National Forest to the east of the city, or visit Kentucky’s capital of Frankfort, about a 40-minute drive away, with a hire car you are flexible and free to do whatever you please during your stay in Lexington. For travelers wanting to explore Kentucky’s biggest city, Louisville can also be conveniently explored from Lexington, as it is only a bit over an hour away by car.
  • Blue Grass Airport is just 7 miles outside Lexington and has various hire car agencies onsite, including Alamo, Enterprise, and Hertz, along with some others. The easiest way to begin your time in Lexington is by picking up a hire car directly from there, allowing you to reach the city in about 15 minutes. Travelers can find the agency service desks in the baggage claim area on the first level, and pick-up and drop-off is right next to the terminal.
  • Lexington is famous for its many scenic routes and driving is generally a pleasant experience; however, heavy rain showers, sleet, and ice can be regular occurrences in Lexington and in Kentucky in general, so prepare for some challenging weather conditions. When the roads are drenched by rain showers or ice, slow down considerably and refrain from driving if you don’t feel comfortable doing so, but find a safe place to park and wait until the weather conditions improve. Also make sure to have the headlights on so other cars can see you coming.
  • As in most US cities, rush hour in Lexington is the most intense on weekdays between 8 and 10 am and 5 and 8 pm, but on the weekends there can also be increased traffic around places of interest, such as the Rupp Arena or Keeneland race track. Plan at least 45 minutes ahead if you have a game or race to get to so that traffic will not be an issue.
  • Book your car hire in Lexington at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hires in Lexington are around 51% cheaper than other car types, on average

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