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New Orleans, LA, United States
29 Jan — 5 Feb
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New Orleans car hire information

Pick-up locationNew Orleans
Hire locations19
Airport locations5

New Orleans car hire reviews and directory

From $48/dayRated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.1 Excellent (166 reviews)
5 locations in New Orleans
Enterprise
Locations in New Orleans
1019 Baronne Street+1 504 593 9068
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00
10200 East I-10 Service Rd.+1 504 241 3900
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
1939 Canal Street+1 504 522 7900
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00
4001 S Carrollton Ave+1 504 483 1779
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
4122 Chef Menteur Hwy+1 504 942 8766
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 8.1
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
  • 7.9
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent18 Oct. 2020
Pros: the whole experience was great....everyone was friendly.....Cons: it was al good....
8.4 Excellent7 Sep. 2020
Pros: Helpful staff.Cons: I believed this location was at MSY, but it was not. I had to take a 25 minute Uber ride to the actual location. I will need to be more careful on selecting next time. I was sure that I selected MSY. :(
9.6 Excellent5 Aug. 2020
Pros: The car was awesome, and the pick-up and drop-off experiences were seamless.
10.0 Excellent20 Jun. 2020
Cons: This Enterprise location was fast and friendly. Loved the service!
9.6 Excellent27 Nov. 2019
Pros: Speedy check in process
2.0 Mediocre13 Aug. 2019
Pros: Staff member was incredibly rude and left me feeling opposed to never using this service ever again.
10.0 Excellent23 Jun. 2019
Pros: Staff was quick and easy on pick up and delivery.
7.2 Good27 May 2019
Pros: Affordable, easy pick up and drop off.Cons: The car was dirty when we picked it up and only had a half tank of gas! There was gum stuck to the doors and trash tucked between the seats- yuck.
8.0 Excellent9 May 2019
Pros: Friendly, efficient staff at both ends.Cons: Dropping off at the airport would have meant a $75 charge, but dropping it at their location 3 miles away was free.
10.0 Excellent2 May 2019
Pros: Helpful & Freindly Staff
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From $46/dayRated no. 2
Hertz
Cheapest deal
6.1 Good (189 reviews)
2 locations in New Orleans
Hertz
Locations in New Orleans
13040 I 10 Service Road+1 504 246 2729
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
901 Convention Ctr Blvd+1 504 568 1645
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
  • 6.5
  • 6.6
  • 5.9
  • 5.5
  • 6.2
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent9 Nov. 2020
Pros: staff very friendly, professional. Easy pick up and drop offCons: Delivery of car to hotel
2.0 Mediocre20 Sep. 2020
Pros: Horrible experienceCons: We booked a car 1 week prior to travel. Arrived at the airport of our destination and called the rental car company in which they told us they were closed and had no more cars. Our pickup time was for 4 pm and apparently they close at 4 pm. Why would they allow us to book this? And Why weren’t we notified in advance there were no cars?
2.0 Mediocre10 Sep. 2020
Cons: The Staff.. they were rude.. I booked a car in advance for Labor Day weekend.. sent me confirmation and charged me.. I get there and what they have to tell me is they don’t have any cars to give.. what a pathetic group.. I was stuck in New Orleans for like 2 days cuz they didn’t have a car and I had to depend on a family member driving from hours away just to come get me at the last minute
2.0 Mediocre20 Jul. 2020
Cons: It would've been better if they didn't accept the reservation since they knew there were no pickup trucks in inventory. Also, no help with trying to find one.
2.0 Mediocre29 Jun. 2020
Cons: I used this service to connect with Hertz. I made the reservation, got a confirmation and I called the rental place to find out the site was booking cars but non were available. The technology was useless at the time of my dealings.
4.0 Okay11 Jun. 2020
Pros: There was a 25-30 minute wait, even though I scheduled a specific time due to time constraints. They didn't have the vehicle I requested but placed me in a larger luxury line vehicle for compensation (larger gas guzzler). I could exclude all of that but what really topped it was the fact that my deposit wasn't returned. In fact, the corporate office called me wondering if I still had the car because the ticket wasn't closed at the local office. When the reservation was placed, no where did it mention a credit check and $200 deposit.. would have been nice for a heads up!Cons: Basically everything..perhaps it was just this location but they seemed disorganized. Try another company..
2.0 Mediocre10 May 2020
Cons: I called them to be sure they were open until 6. They said yes. I got there at 5:15 they were closed and had closed at 4. I didn’t get a car.
2.0 Mediocre19 Feb. 2020
Cons: needed credit card to rent within 24 hours of booking
4.8 Okay8 Feb. 2020
Pros: The Staff was very helpful and friendly.Cons: Have a car ready, cleaned and full tank of gas before the customer arrive.
6.4 Good3 Feb. 2020
Cons: Staff at pick-up was nonchalant. The vehicle was not ready yet when we arrived even though we were a little late. The vehicle missed a cover and still had protective films on the top roof sticked on. We had to put the cover and remove the film ourselves. The guy at pickup did not even tell us what fuel level we needed to return the vehicle but the tank was not full. Overall not a good service to say the least
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From $70/dayRated no. 3
Budget
Most popular
7.4 Good (76 reviews)
2 locations in New Orleans
Budget
Locations in New Orleans
1317 Canal Street+1 504 565 5600
Monday09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday09:00 - 14:00
Wednesday09:00 - 14:00
Thursday09:00 - 14:00
Friday09:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00
2 Poydras Street+1 504 558 1860
Monday09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday09:00 - 14:00
Wednesday09:00 - 14:00
Thursday09:00 - 14:00
Friday09:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre21 Jun. 2020
Cons: They allowed me to place a pickup time when the place was closed.
3.2 Mediocre24 May 2020
Pros: staff at this location is always helpful and dropoff is easyCons: Car absolutely reeked of cigarettes and/or cannabis. There was essentially no windshield wiper fluid at all.
10.0 Excellent3 Oct. 2019
Pros: Everything was perfecto
10.0 Excellent11 Sep. 2019
Pros: No one in line when I picked up vehicle or dropped off!!
8.4 Excellent18 Jul. 2019
Pros: Staff and cleanliness and accessibilityCons: Thought it was a little expensive but in hindsight I think it was the fact that Louisiana state tax is 25% so that amped up the price. Good car overall. It may need an oil change and the transmission feels weird in lower RPMs
10.0 Excellent1 Jul. 2019
Pros: New Car. Smoothly handed over. Everything great!Cons: Nothing.
10.0 Excellent21 May 2019
Pros: The staff, especially Anika, was very helpful.
2.0 Mediocre30 Mar. 2019
Pros: Nothing. I booked a car and when we got there we were told there were no cars for us. Nothing was offered to make the experience right besides "you could wait about 5 hours."Cons: Having a car available! Or, not letting me book a car online when none were available.
8.0 Excellent11 Mar. 2019
Pros: The staff at pick-up were curt, rude, and seemed annoyed when I pointed out they didn't review the condition of the car and there were scratches. The drop off staff were lovely, however.Cons: Following the proper procedure when providing a rental.
7.6 Good8 Mar. 2019
Pros: Car was decent, it smelled like smoke and was very dirty and spotty on the outside.Cons: Cleaner car, and easier check out process.
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From $133/dayRated no. 4
Avis
7.5 Good (24 reviews)
3 locations in New Orleans
Avis
Locations in New Orleans
1317 Canal Street+1 504 523 4318
Monday09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday09:00 - 14:00
Wednesday09:00 - 14:00
Thursday09:00 - 14:00
Friday09:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00
2 Poydras Street+1 504 581 6901
Monday09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday09:00 - 14:00
Wednesday09:00 - 14:00
Thursday09:00 - 14:00
Friday09:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00
300 Poydras Street+1 504 581 6901
Monday09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday09:00 - 14:00
Wednesday09:00 - 14:00
Thursday09:00 - 14:00
Friday09:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00
  • 7.7
  • 7.8
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
2.8 Mediocre30 Dec. 2019
Pros: Car was not ready. Expected wait was 45 minutes.Cons: Car should have been ready. Avis should have texted or called to let us know they were short of cars.
4.0 Okay29 Jul. 2019
Pros: Picking up and dropping off were easy.Cons: They charged me $40 more than on the original contract. There is no reason given on the receipt.
10.0 Excellent16 Jul. 2019
Pros: Staff was GREAT!Cons: I did not know a Sentra was a midsize car
8.0 Excellent23 Feb. 2019
Pros: Fadt checkoutCons: Hours are limited so you cant drop off earlier than 8 am or later than 6 pm.
10.0 Excellent7 Oct. 2017
Pros: ServiceCons: Size of car
8.0 Excellent5 Aug. 2017
Pros: The representatives were friendly.Cons: They did not have a booster seat for my 6 year old daughter. We called 3 in the area and none if them had one, so we ended up at Wal-Mart and bought a seat ourselves.
8.8 Excellent5 Jun. 2017
Got bad car firstPros: I got a bad car that was shaking at the speed more than 55 mph. Was able to change it for absolutely new car in another city's airport without any problem and enjoyed the rest of my trip driving new Ford Edge.Cons: I booked SUV but at the pick up office they told me that they had only mid size cars. I insisted on SUV. They found it, but it was bad. They should have checked it.
2.0 Mediocre28 Mar. 2017
Pros: Car got good mileageCons: When we went to pick up our car in New Orleans they said they ran out of the small SUVs that we had reserved. They only had a car for us. The car had cigarette smoke smell in it.
7.6 Good5 Oct. 2016
Pretty smooth overallPros: The car pickup process went relatively smoothly. The car was overall in very good shape and easy to drive.Cons: The car had multiple scratches and dents on it I had to be sure were accounted for.
6.4 Good22 Sep. 2016
great car, great deal, but messyPros: low cost good gas mileage good carCons: bug guts on everything especially side mirrors
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Rated no. 5
Economy Rent a Car
6.9 Good (3 reviews)
1 location in New Orleans
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in New Orleans
1021 Airline Dr, Kenner, LA+1 504 500 1880
  • 6.6
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 8
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay26 Nov. 2020
Cons: The outside of the car was caked in dirt. The inside of the car smells like someone has been smoking in it for a while. The handling of the car is sketchy. The door lock and unlock buttons only work if the vehicle is running.
8.0 Excellent18 Dec. 2019
Cons: Plan on extra time if you need to catch a flight because the location is on the other side of the terminal.
Rated no. 6
Ace
5.6 Okay (6 reviews)
1 location in New Orleans
Ace
Locations in New Orleans
2070 Poydras Street+1 504 525 4551
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00
  • 5.6
  • 5.3
  • 5.3
  • 5.3
  • 6.3
Recent reviews
6.0 Good28 Oct. 2020
Pros: Few staff was ok.Cons: Need to ensure proper maintenance of the vehicle before renting them we rented a smoke vehicle with flat tire.
5.6 Okay17 Oct. 2020
Pros: Staff was fine. Neglected to document existing damage until prompted to do so.Cons: The cruise control didn’t work. The drivers side window switch was intermittent. Downgraded from 2020 model car to 2017 at checkin...
2.0 Mediocre9 Feb. 2020
Pros: We canceled our reservation they called us an hour before pick up to tell us we needed a $300 deposit
10.0 Excellent30 Nov. 2019
Pros: Quick easy, friendly staffCons: Cheap option for shuttle to/from airport.
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Eagle Rent A Car
2 locations in New Orleans
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in New Orleans
2830 Canal St
New Orleans airport
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
2 locations in New Orleans
Sunnycars
Locations in New Orleans
225 East Airline Hwy Kenner
600 Rental Blvd
Recent reviews
GREEN MOTION
1 location in New Orleans
GREEN MOTION
Locations in New Orleans
1701 Airline Dr+1 504 287 4090
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Recent reviews
464 travellers who hired a car in New Orleans gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.1

Car hire locations in or near New Orleans

Good to know

Most popular agency

Budget

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$101/day

Good deal

$65/day

When to book a car hire in New Orleans

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for hiring a car in New Orleans

  • New Orleans is a cultural melting pot of diverse heritage, world-renowned music, exceptional nightlife, and culinary options. Renting a car will help you maximize your time in New Orleans; whether you aim to explore the varied wetlands that the surrounding lakes and Mississippi River have to offer, or would prefer to discover secrets spread across the downtown metropolis, renting a car is the best option. Aside from checking out the distinctive Creole-styled architecture in the French Quarter, ensure you venture across Lake Pontchartrain and witness the isolated beauty of Fontainebleau State Park and Mandeville.
  • The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is located approximately 4.5 miles from the downtown area and you can expect to complete the drive in about 25 minutes. Major hire companies such as Enterprise, Budget, Hertz, and Dollar have a range of hire options to suit you; you can use KAYAK to find the best deal. Once you have collected your luggage, proceed towards the exit and take a right turn under the sheltered walkway towards the Car hire Facility to pick up your keys.
  • Streetcars, commonly referred to as trams in other parts of the world, are present in the center of town and you must be careful while driving to provide the right of way and ensure you do not stop on the tracks. While drinking alcohol on the street is uniquely legal in New Orleans, having an open alcoholic container in your car while driving is not. Right-hand turns on a red light are legal in New Orleans unless otherwise indicated.
  • Like most major cities, New Orleans experiences rush hour delays at peak commuting periods of the work week. It is advisable to plan around the rush hour between 7:30 am and 9:30 am, as well as 4 pm and 7 pm. People come to New Orleans from all across the world to celebrate events such as Mardi Gras and the Jazz & Heritage Festival. During these festivities, traffic is particularly affected close to the French Quarter so, if you are in the city during this period, allow some extra time to reach your destination.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in New Orleans for $65 or less
  • Book your car hire in New Orleans at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in New Orleans

  • Some car hire companies in New Orleans which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Budget, Dollar and Hertz

  • On average a car hire in New Orleans costs $101 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in New Orleans are Enterprise (8.0, 205 reviews), Thrifty (7.8, 146 reviews), and Dollar (7.6, 234 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in New Orleans is $1.18 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $14 and $19, depending on the car size.

  • Intermediate (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in New Orleans.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Louis Armstrong airport to off-airport locations include Budget, Dollar, Hertz, Enterprise, Thrifty, Alamo and Avis.

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

  • A Intermediate car hire in New Orleans costs $117 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in New Orleans costs $100 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car hire in New Orleans costs $100 per day, on average.

  • In New Orleans, cars are most frequently hired at Enterprise 4122 Chef Menteur Hwy (6 km from city centre ).

  • On average hiring a car in New Orleans costs $709 per week ($101 per day).

  • On average a car hire in New Orleans costs $3,037 per month ($101 per day).

  • There are plenty of winding, narrow, or dead-end streets throughout New Orleans, thanks to the town shaping around the Mississippi River. That’s why it is best to rent an intermediate sedan to suit. Use KAYAK to view the best deals across all hire companies and think about renting something similar to a Kia Soul or Hyundai Elantra.

  • The speed limit in the residential and commercial area of New Orleans can vary from 20 mph up to 45 mph, so be careful to check the indicated signage. On freeways that are close to urban areas, the speed limit can be as low as 50 mph, while in more rural areas you can increase your speed to 70 mph.

  • Your travel budget just got a handy helping hand, as New Orleans is one of the cheapest cities to fill up a tank of petrol across all of the U.S. You can expect to pay approximately $2.09 per gallon of gas, which is considerably cheaper than the national average.

  • Commercially operated parking garages are the best option for secure parking in the downtown district. At Clarke Garage and Commerce Garage, both located on Gravier Street on the outskirts of the French Quarter, you can expect to pay approximately $10 to $15 for all-day weekend parking. Leave your car here for the day and explore the downtown district conveniently on foot.