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New Orleans car hire

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New Orleans, LA, United States
1 Feb — 8 Feb
Same drop-off
New Orleans, LA, United States
Tue 1/2
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Tue 8/2
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New Orleans car hire information

Pick-up locationNew Orleans
Hire locations21
Airport locations5

New Orleans car hire reviews and directory

From $52/dayRated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.1 Excellent (167 reviews)
5 locations in New Orleans
Enterprise
Locations in New Orleans
  • 8.1
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
  • 7.9
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent18 Jan. 2022
Location was easy to access
8.0 Excellent18 Oct. 2020
the whole experience was great....everyone was friendly.....it was al good....
8.4 Excellent7 Sep. 2020
Helpful staff.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
The car was awesome, and the pick-up and drop-off experiences were seamless.
10.0 Excellent20 Jun. 2020
This Enterprise location was fast and friendly. Loved the service!
9.6 Excellent27 Nov. 2019
Speedy check in process
2.0 Mediocre13 Aug. 2019
Staff member was incredibly rude and left me feeling opposed to never using this service ever again.
10.0 Excellent23 Jun. 2019
Staff was quick and easy on pick up and delivery.
7.2 Good27 May 2019
Affordable, easy pick up and drop off.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
Friendly, efficient staff at both ends.Dropping off at the airport would have meant a $75 charge, but dropping it at their location 3 miles away was free.
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From $50/dayRated no. 2
Hertz
Cheapest deal
5.9 Okay (215 reviews)
2 locations in New Orleans
Hertz
Locations in New Orleans
  • 6.3
  • 6.4
  • 5.7
  • 5.3
  • 6.1
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent15 Jan. 2022
Staff very friendly and welcoming. Very easy drop off procedure
2.0 Mediocre3 Jan. 2022
Despite the instructions I received for drop-off, and the holiday hours posted on the entrance, the office was locked and closed when I tried to return the car, and no alternative instructions were given to me or posted on the entrance. I called Hertz waited on hold for 45 minutes and never reached a person. Luckily someone in the same position as me who was had also been on hold was told by a Hertz rep that there was a key drop-off in the parking garage. Two days later, my contract has not been closed, and Hertz has put two $100 pending charges on my credit card, presumably for the lateness to close the contract. I was assured on the phone yesterday that the issue would be resolved, but i am still waiting.
6.0 Good28 Dec. 2021
They were overbooked. Luckily they were able to get me a car from a different location, but it costed more and I had to commute
2.0 Mediocre11 Dec. 2021
The employees at the Convention Ctr location are so unprofessional and disrespectful, don’t rent from these uncouth heathens!
10.0 Excellent10 Dec. 2021
Super customer service and atmosphere, exceptional cars. Love love love this place.
2.0 Mediocre13 Nov. 2021
They canceled on me after making reservations .saying they didn't have a car going 1 way .so they should have posted that in there websites that they didn't have 1 going 1 way . Didn't get a call back until after 6 weeks later saying that there's 1 available, when I to get a plane ticket. I was already home then ! Lol WTF
2.0 Mediocre9 Nov. 2021
I never got a car
10.0 Excellent27 Oct. 2021
To convenience a picking up the car and dropping it off and the price as well
2.0 Mediocre18 Oct. 2021
WHY DID YOU BOOK MY PICKUP DOWNTOWN?!! My rental should have been at THE AIRPORT. NEVER AGAIN.
1.9 Horrible18 Oct. 2021
Hertz did not have a car for me although I had made a reservation 4wks before I showed up. I had to cancel and was forced to spend 3x on an uber and subsequent rental at a location 70miles away thru a different company. HUGE disappointment as well as ruined the plans that my wife and i had that day. Terrible
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From $77/dayRated no. 3
Budget
Most popular
7.5 Good (87 reviews)
2 locations in New Orleans
Budget
Locations in New Orleans
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent1 Jan. 2022
Smooth process, good service. Thank you!
8.0 Excellent15 Nov. 2021
Tpickup location was closed when we arrived. Had to go back the next day to pick up the car. staff was helpful however somewhere between KAYAK and Budget there should have been communication regarding hours of operation.
4.0 Okay1 Jul. 2021
Not charging an extra day and not giving us a lower class car at the same rate
4.0 Okay25 May 2021
That I was able to get a rentalPicked up the rental in New Orleans with low leaking air in the rear tires .. had to fill them on several occasions.. woke up the next morning to only 6 psi .. had to take the vehicle and exchange it 30 miles away .. just blew a big chunk of my day spent on vacation
8.0 Excellent10 May 2021
Houston staff was helpful and understanding.Pickup in New Orleans could have been better: the representative did not give us a chance to inspect the car nor did he notate the amount of gas in the tank. Luckily we took a photo showing the tank was not full when we received the car, because in Houston at drop off they were expecting the car to be full until we explained and had the picture as proof. We also discovered while driving that one of the headlights was out, which the New Orleans representative did not inform us/note down, but the Houston representative noticed immediately before we even told him.
10.0 Excellent21 Apr. 2021
Quick fast and efficient with a credit card and done online. Promotion available after rental dropoffNot sure if anything slightly cheaper
10.0 Excellent3 Mar. 2021
Yes. The staff was very helpful. The car was great and they saved me at last minute when a scam rental service did me wrong and would not rent to me. Thank you Budget.I guess the drop off was not clearly marked as far as what the procedure is, and an employee did not meet me when dropping off the car. I just had to go inside and all was taken care of.
2.0 Mediocre21 Jun. 2020
They allowed me to place a pickup time when the place was closed.
3.2 Mediocre24 May 2020
staff at this location is always helpful and dropoff is easyCar absolutely reeked of cigarettes and/or cannabis. There was essentially no windshield wiper fluid at all.
10.0 Excellent3 Oct. 2019
Everything was perfecto
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From $145/dayRated no. 4
Avis
7 Good (29 reviews)
4 locations in New Orleans
Avis
Locations in New Orleans
  • 7.5
  • 7.7
  • 7
  • 6.7
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
3.9 Mediocre12 Oct. 2021
They didn't have a car available for me when I had made a reservation a week in advance. I had to wait in the lobby until a car showed up. When a car finally did show up, I realized it had a leaking tire that ended up making me late to where I was going and I had to change the tire wearing a suit after attending a wedding. Why was this something that was missed? How was this not checked before releasing the car to me?
2.0 Mediocre12 Apr. 2021
We received a call on the way to DTW airport Detriot by a man saying there was a mix up with our reservation as they were closing at Noon. Note I made this on March 20 and he is calling me on April 3. We cannot make it before closing as we land at 4:00 so he modified our reservation ON HIS OWN ACCORD to MSY and a new price of $1110 vs the $483.88 Cannot get any help at counter because it was made thru Kayak / Priceline and can’t get a hold of anyone. Finally I call Avis and she gets me an unpublished deal of $797.79. I received a reminder email on April 2 too. Someone did a bait and switch on me and owes me $313.91. I expect an email or call ASAP Jeff Murray (616)840-2039 or jjmurray7@aol.comSee above
2.0 Mediocre4 Apr. 2021
Literally nothing.Everything. The guy was an hour and a half late then just said, “Oh well you shouldn’t have been able to book it earlier.” No apology, no discount... It ruined our whole day because we were two hours late after he had to drive us to another location because the one I reserved the car at apparently only had a 12-passenger van he kept trying to get us to take. There were three of us! We didn’t want the damn van.
2.8 Mediocre30 Dec. 2019
Car was not ready. Expected wait was 45 minutes.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
Picking up and dropping off were easy.They charged me $40 more than on the original contract. There is no reason given on the receipt.
10.0 Excellent16 Jul. 2019
Staff was GREAT!I did not know a Sentra was a midsize car
8.0 Excellent23 Feb. 2019
Fadt checkoutHours are limited so you cant drop off earlier than 8 am or later than 6 pm.
10.0 Excellent7 Oct. 2017
ServiceSize of car
8.0 Excellent5 Aug. 2017
The representatives were friendly.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 firstI 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.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.
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Rated no. 5
GREEN MOTION
6.5 Good (4 reviews)
1 location in New Orleans
GREEN MOTION
Locations in New Orleans
  • 7
  • 7.5
  • 6.5
  • 6
  • 7
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre27 Oct. 2021
Was unable to pick up car due to late flight arrival althoughI was told in advance that it would not be a problem. I had to make other transportation plans, including a $70 Uber ride. Was still charged for car and I never had the chance to pick it up.
10.0 Excellent9 May 2021
Teka was very friendly and helpful. This car rental company is off-site from the rental center to provide lower rates, so the facilities are sparse. The car was great and clean and it was an excellent experience.We had difficulty reaching the main number but were finally picked-up at the bus stop at the car rental center. The vehicle was great except for the dirty inside of the windshield.
8.0 Excellent7 May 2021
Pickup was great, Nick was very friendly and helpful. This is a budget operation, so the facilities are sparse. The car was great and clean, except for the inside of the windshield.The drop-off was on a Sunday, and handled by someone who was not an actual employee of the company. It was NOT a good experience!
6.0 Good8 Apr. 2021
Just a heads up. This rental company IS NOT LOCATED AT THE CAR RENTA CENTER. You have to take one shuttle from the airport to the car the car rental center and the call them for them to come pick you up there to take you to their place. I specifically chose companies at the terminal to avoid this, but still got this as a choice only to be surprised once I got to the rental center that it was not there
Rated no. 6
Economy Rent a Car
5.8 Okay (20 reviews)
1 location in New Orleans
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in New Orleans
  • 6.3
  • 6.4
  • 5.8
  • 6.1
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay17 Jan. 2022
Everything was perfect until drop off time. Spoke with the rental office twice on the day of drop off about how much fuel to leave in the car. They did say it would be after hours when I return the cat and to take an Uber. That was fine but they where not only closed, the IHOP was closed, and the Days Inn was also closed, the entire building was closed for renovation and that was not communicated to myself nor the other driver who was also baffled and calling. We just decided to leave the keys in the car because we had flights to catch. There was no drop box for the keys nor instructions on the door. Not happy about the lack of communication.
2.0 Mediocre6 Jan. 2022
I would like a refund. They never sent me a comfirmation email or adress so I was left in New Orleans without a way to find them. Had to get a seperate rental car.
4.0 Okay19 Nov. 2021
The staff was very nice and professional. Getting to the location was a bit confusing as they were across the street from where all the other airport rentals were. The car was incredibly dirty and had cosmetic damage at pick-up (despite it being only 2 years old). Had issues with tire pressure on the second day of the rental and I had to refill one of the tires. The windshield wipers desperately needed replacing as well. Very good fuel economy though!
7.9 Good4 Oct. 2021
When I made my reservation I was guaranteed a Mini Cooper or Fiat 500, there was probably some fine print somewhere that said I was booking an economy rental, but it wasn’t obvious. They went above and beyond to pick me up from the airport, they called earlier in the day to reconfirm I would still be there and gave crystal clear instructions on how to get to the car rental station where they were waiting for me at 10 pm. To my surprise, there wasn’t a single Mini or Fiat on their lot and I was given a Nissan Versa. I feel like the ad was a bit deceptive however their customer service is top notch.
7.9 Good24 Jul. 2021
They were extremely helpful and overall it was a great experience. It is a little less convenient than using one of the larger rental car companies because you first have to take a shuttle from the airport and then the company will pick you up where the shuttle drops you and ferry you across the street to the Economy Rent-a-Car facility. It was a little bit of a hassle but well worth it for the price and the customer service was great - I missed the return hotel shuttle to the airport and they didn't make it my problem, they called the driver and had him drop me so I could take the rental car shuttle to the airport. It would have been nice to have received a bit more detail prior to arriving. They do send a text with instructions for how to get the shuttle and when to contact them to have the driver meet you at the shuttle drop off. However, I wasn't aware they would need my insurance cards for verification (understandable but I've gotten used to Hertz and Enterprise where you don't need those cards) so it was a little frantic at the counter as I tried to find the validation info they needed for my insurance. It would have been nice for that to be clearly stated in an email prior to getting the facility but that was the only thing I'd change.
3.9 Mediocre20 Jul. 2021
You should know this site is not at the rental car site near the airport where the other rental car companies are located. There is a shuttle that picks you up from the airport and takes you to that common rental car area. You then have to take a second (NOLA Rental Car) shuttle to their location. Pick up after that was easy, car was clean. HOWEVER, when it came to drop off (ours was at 4am to catch our 5:30 flight)), there was no shuttle back to the airport shuttle, like they told us. The place was locked up, and we waited in the dark at 4am for someone to show up. Ended up having to take an Uber back to the airport, losing valuable time. Will not rent from them again.
1.9 Horrible15 Jul. 2021
They are scammers!!!!!
6.0 Good7 Jul. 2021
The car was not cleaned out, some one’s cell phone was in the glove box, roaches roaming under the sea seats and floor mats -horrible- we had to buy Raid spray to finish our trip and we had small kids with us
2.0 Mediocre3 May 2021
Staff at Nola Rental Car were wonderful Cannot say same for Economy where the rental was placed through. Will never rent through Kayak again!Everything
4.0 Okay19 Apr. 2021
location was inconvenient but the staff did their best considering.The car was in bad shape . It sounded like the wheel bearings were completely shot and front and rear fenders weren't attached and were flapping in the wind on the freeway. It did last for the rental period but I wasn't sure it would.
Rated no. 7
Ace
5.4 Okay (15 reviews)
1 location in New Orleans
Ace
Locations in New Orleans
  • 5.7
  • 5.4
  • 5.3
  • 5.8
  • 6.2
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre4 Jan. 2022
Worst rental experience! The price doubled at the office even if we took an insurance. No spare wheel and we had a flat tire! The worst!
2.0 Mediocre10 Dec. 2021
In fine print, they only allow 150 miles a day if you don't have an airline ticket. Don't try to hid that with unlimited mileage on website. Use Hertz from now on. Ridiculous customer service and atmosphere. Run....
1.9 Horrible14 Oct. 2021
Car was falling apart, guess we got what we paid for
10.0 Excellent31 Jul. 2021
We were so unsure of what we would get...read other online reviews and read horrible things. But honestly, we don’t know why! This place was wonderful (yes, a bit sketchy looking from the outside, so don’t judge a book by its cover here!), the staff was amazing and friendly, and we got a new Kia that was great! Super! And the price?! Unbeatable! I couldn’t be happier!
10.0 Excellent20 May 2021
Very friendly staff. One staff member offered to even drive us to the airport for 10% less than an Uber so we didn't have to wait for one or move our luggage!The woman we signed out papers with could have talked a bit slower. She spoke so quickly we had to ask multiple times for her to repeat herself. But she was very friendly and helpful!
10.0 Excellent18 May 2021
Great price compared to others. Hertz cancelled my reservation as I was getting on the plane. Fine Found this last minute. No complaints.
2.0 Mediocre29 Mar. 2021
They push the insurance scam real hard. They try to tell you you got to have proof of personal insurance with you. I walked out the door.
2.0 Mediocre3 Mar. 2021
The staff was somewhat friendly but they are stuck in a fowl location and many of there customers are turned away and unhappy.They could have clearly stated in big letters that they don’t rent to any one who doesn’t have proof of full collision auto insurance.
6.0 Good28 Oct. 2020
Few staff was ok.Need to ensure proper maintenance of the vehicle before renting them we rented a smoke vehicle with flat tire.
5.6 Okay17 Oct. 2020
Staff was fine. Neglected to document existing damage until prompted to do so.The cruise control didn’t work. The drivers side window switch was intermittent. Downgraded from 2020 model car to 2017 at checkin...
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Eagle Rent A Car
2 locations in New Orleans
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in New Orleans
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Sunnycars
2 locations in New Orleans
Sunnycars
Locations in New Orleans
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From $61/day
Thrifty
1 location in New Orleans
Thrifty
Locations in New Orleans
Recent reviews
537 travellers who hired a car in New Orleans gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.9

Car hire locations in or near New Orleans

Good to know

Most popular agency

Budget

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$110/day

Good deal

$71/day

When to book a car hire in New Orleans

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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 $71 or less
  • Book your car hire in New Orleans at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hires in New Orleans are around 34% cheaper than other car types, on average

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