New Orleans car hire

New Orleans car hire

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New Orleans, LA, United States
24 Sep — 1 Oct
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New Orleans, LA, United States
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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 $51/dayRated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.1 Excellent (166 reviews)
5 locations in New Orleans
Enterprise
Locations in New Orleans
  • 8.1
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
  • 7.9
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
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.
10.0 Excellent2 May 2019
Helpful & Freindly Staff
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From $49/dayRated no. 2
Hertz
Cheapest deal
6 Good (202 reviews)
2 locations in New Orleans
Hertz
Locations in New Orleans
  • 6.3
  • 6.4
  • 5.8
  • 5.3
  • 6.1
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible30 Aug. 2021
Worst rental experience I’ve had. I was unable to change my rental location after my travel plans changed and then had to cancel the rental for a $75 fee. I plan to never rent a car through kayak again.
1.9 Horrible17 Aug. 2021
Hated it: WORST RENTAL COMPANY EVER. Booked a pickup truck in New Orleans as wanted to move some household stuff. 4 hours prior to pick up I was told a pick up was not available and I should settle for a car. I insisted a pick up was booked for a reason and they should figure out how to resolve it. All calls get routed to the Philippines, where other than sorry they have no authority to resolve any issues. I feel bad for them as Hertz corp uses them to interface with us for their corp screw-ups. They proposed I pick up a cargo van 25 miles away at 3 times the booking price. That was the best offer. I told them since they screwed up they should honor my price. "Sorry we can't do that" was the response. Needless to say, it was a waste of time and I was highly inconvenienced reminding me of a Seinfeld episode, where he laments to a car rental associate, that they are good at reservations but can't hold reservations. NEVER AGAIN FROM THEM>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
10.0 Excellent30 Jun. 2021
Both at pick up (?) and return (Ed), the service was friendly and fantastic.The A/C can be fixed for your employees in the pick up office downtown. We were comfortable, but it was early AM.
10.0 Excellent17 Mar. 2021
The staff were VERY friendly and more than accommodating. Drop off was a breeze!Snacks provided in the car? Ahahaha
2.0 Mediocre23 Feb. 2021
I live in Austin and we experienced a winter storm which caused United to cancel my flight to New Orleans. I called and cancelled my car rental due to the unprecented winter storm. Hertz only refunded me $43. They kept $50 of my money even though this was not my fault at all. I won’t use kayak or hertz again.
2.0 Mediocre23 Feb. 2021
I prepaid for a car . When I went to pick the car up , hertz said they didn’t have cars available.
4.0 Okay22 Feb. 2021
The car smelled like smoke and was missing the gas cap. I also received no instructions on returning the car on a Sunday when Hertz is closed.
2.0 Mediocre17 Feb. 2021
We showed up to Hertz to pick up our car and waited about 15 minutes in line to be helped when the manager came out and said he couldn’t help us and they were closed and no longer renting out cars due to the bad weather. He “apologized” that the two workers at the desk did not notify us but said the most he could do was have us come back tomorrow at 12. We missed our tour and lost our money and even worse they made us wait outside to figure out a way to get back in town since we were stranded! When asked why we weren’t notified so we didn’t waste our time he said we tried to send emails but maybe we missed you. The person next to us waiting was in the same boat and said he never received a text, email or call either so clearly that was a lie. Worst service I’ve ever experienced would not recommend this Hertz.What couldn’t have been better!
2.0 Mediocre17 Feb. 2021
Nothing. Horrible service.You booked the pickup time for a time after their business closed on Saturday. Hertz then sent us to the airport location, where there was a huge wait only to find out they didn’t have any available cars. When we went to go get the car when they reopened on Monday, we waited in a long line again only to be told they didn’t have a car for us (and wouldn’t have had one even if they had been open when we tried to get it the first time).
2.0 Mediocre10 Feb. 2021
Nothing really.I could have driven away with a rental car. Instead I waited an hour and the car never showed up and I wasted $22 in round trip ubers just to go home and rent a car from another company.
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From $75/dayRated no. 3
Budget
Most popular
7.4 Good (83 reviews)
2 locations in New Orleans
Budget
Locations in New Orleans
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
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
10.0 Excellent11 Sep. 2019
No one in line when I picked up vehicle or dropped off!!
8.4 Excellent18 Jul. 2019
Staff and cleanliness and accessibilityThought 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
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Rated no. 4
GREEN MOTION
8 Excellent (3 reviews)
1 location in New Orleans
GREEN MOTION
Locations in New Orleans
  • 8.6
  • 9.3
  • 8
  • 7.3
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
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
From $141/dayRated no. 5
Avis
7.1 Good (28 reviews)
4 locations in New Orleans
Avis
Locations in New Orleans
  • 7.4
  • 7.7
  • 7.1
  • 6.9
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
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.
2.0 Mediocre28 Mar. 2017
Car got good mileageWhen 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.
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Rated no. 6
Ace
6.3 Good (12 reviews)
1 location in New Orleans
Ace
Locations in New Orleans
  • 6.5
  • 6.3
  • 6.1
  • 6.5
  • 7
Recent reviews
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...
2.0 Mediocre9 Feb. 2020
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
Quick easy, friendly staffCheap option for shuttle to/from airport.
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Rated no. 7
Economy Rent a Car
6.1 Good (16 reviews)
1 location in New Orleans
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in New Orleans
  • 6.6
  • 6.6
  • 6.2
  • 6.6
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
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.
8.0 Excellent30 Mar. 2021
Staff was friendly, car inspection was thorough and previous damage was clearly markedWe were not made aware at time of rental that the car rental company was not located where the airport transportation dropped us off. The gentleman who picked us up was prompt and all went smoothly after our arrival at the car rental which was very close to the drop off point.
6.0 Good25 Mar. 2021
The service was ok. They were not located in the car rental area so a car had to go pick us up there and take us to the hotel where they were.The car was in a very poor condition. The chargers and usb didn’t work. It made noises.
8.0 Excellent22 Mar. 2021
So much easier picking this car up at the Days Inn, than dealing with the Rental car faciility.It could have been easier to have the shuttle pick us up at the airport rather than the bus stop shelter
8.0 Excellent4 Feb. 2021
Friendly staffBetter schedule for drop off at air port
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 $59/day
Thrifty
1 location in New Orleans
Thrifty
Locations in New Orleans
Recent reviews
510 travellers who hired a car in New Orleans gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.0

Car hire locations in or near New Orleans

Good to know

Most popular agency

Budget

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$107/day

Good deal

$69/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 $69 or less
  • Book your car hire in New Orleans at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hires in New Orleans are around 23% cheaper than other car types, on average

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 hire car in New Orleans costs $107 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 (7.7, 147 reviews), and Dollar (7.6, 234 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in New Orleans is $4.80 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $58 and $77, 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 $120 per day, on average.

  • A Full-size car hire in New Orleans costs $130 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car hire in New Orleans costs $92 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 $751 per week ($107 per day).

  • On average a car hire in New Orleans costs $3,219 per month ($107 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.