Providence car hire

Providence car hire

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Providence, RI, United States
1 Nov — 8 Nov
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Providence, RI, United States
Mon 1/11
Mon 8/11
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Providence car hire information

Pick-up locationProvidence
Hire locations6
Airport locations1

Providence car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Best rated
7.5 Good (36 reviews)
2 locations in Providence
Locations in Providence
  • 7.3
  • 7.7
  • 7.4
  • 7.9
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible20 Sep. 2021
I had the rental for a week and had to put air in the right front tire every other day and to top that off the engine light, oil change as well low tire light were ALWAYS on. Never again from this company!
1.9 Horrible8 Aug. 2021
they didnt tell us that we couldnt use a dept. card. they also had over sold and were out of cars
3.6 Mediocre14 Jul. 2020
Pick up the car and it was dirty i have to wash it and clean it myself and the worst part is I returned the car 3 days early and returned $2.43 cents to my card. Thank you Budget you are the worst rental cars i’ve ever imagined.
4.4 Okay21 Jul. 2019
Pickup and drop off Was SmoothThe car had a strong cigarette and weed smell. Not acceptable at all but we didn’t realize until we turned the air conditioning on
9.6 Excellent15 Jul. 2019
Friendly staff, easy pickup and drop off. Pricing for one-way/drop off at different location was reasonable.
8.8 Excellent27 Jun. 2019
Friendly staff, convenient location and easy pick up and drop off.The interior of the car could have bee cleaner.
6.4 Good30 Oct. 2018
Quick Processi like the fact that the cars are new and the process was quick, i walk in the door left with car in about 10 minutes.what i didnt like was the age restriction was 25 to rent a car, im 24 so i was 1 year under so they charged me a extra $200 for the week which doesnt make any sense, i. was not happy about that, il just start renting again when im 25 which
2.0 Mediocre11 Aug. 2018
They tried to overcharge me and violate the agreement. Very dishonest.
7.2 Good26 Jul. 2018
Providence office was a little unorganizedWe got a great car but it wasn't completely clean. The car worked great for our trip - held tons of stuff/luggage/people so it was perfect. Ran well and got us from point A to point B!The Providence office on Eddy was disorganized and understaffed but they were nice/helpful despite the long wait.
2.0 Mediocre29 Jun. 2018
Went 3 times, next cars availableNothingWent to the rental store 3 times (starting with the reserved time) and each time they didn’t have the car and said “it was on the way”. I waited 45 minutes each the first two times and gave up on the third. They also had no internet or phone service so their computers were down and the staff were using their personal cell phones to make reservations and call their suppliers.
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Rated no. 2
7.4 Good (85 reviews)
4 locations in Providence
Locations in Providence
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
7.9 Good29 Sep. 2021
The guys at the Post Rd Branch went out of their way to ensure I was able to secure the commercial van I needed on Friday evening using the Airport Hertz location for processing. The Van could not be parked in the garage at the airport due to size and my flight was arriving after the street stores hours. The manager at the airport terminal also gave me a ride down the street to pick up the van. Kudos to the Hertz teams in Warwick / PVD.
10.0 Excellent19 Aug. 2021
Nothing was available close to my home so the drive to get to the car was a long distance but besides that we were very happy.
10.0 Excellent8 Aug. 2021
Everything and everyone was great! Hope to do it again in the future!
6.0 Good28 Jun. 2021
The staff was very helpful and cordial. My car was available on time. I promptly received the receipt after I dropped off the car the night before.I received the car basically on empty (from a gas standpoint). When I went to drop off the car, the place had closed early, and though there were instructions to "leave it in an open spot," there were no open spots and the cars were all piled on each other.
6.0 Good2 Jun. 2021
Friendly staffLocation is run down, minimum staff to clean and help customers and the smell and cleanliness of the car was below par
2.0 Mediocre15 May 2021
NothingI did not get the rental. You can check my name is Terrence Jennett. I would like my money pluse the damage waver money back please
10.0 Excellent18 Apr. 2021
Pickup location dirty a d odd, clerk in garage, desk empty
4.0 Okay11 Jan. 2021
Didn't allow me to drop car off at given time. Charged me more money. Ridiculous.
7.6 Good2 Jul. 2020
The agent who assisted me in Warwick was helpful.The signage to locate the building/office was awful. No one was available to report a small scratch on the passenger door when I picked up the vehicle. I took a photo of the scratch. Also, signage for drop off was not good. Just a box to turn the key. No agent present to whom I could report the scratch. Otherwise I was satisfied with the rental situation.
2.4 Mediocre21 Dec. 2019
When I call 2 days for my reservation, I ask !! Can I pay whit my DEBIT card ? The answer was yes.!! But when I arrive to pick up, they rejected me .. because of that .... I lose my day and time and almost lose my trip to my destination.... don’t like this polices ...
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Rated no. 3
9 Excellent (22 reviews)
3 locations in Providence
Locations in Providence
  • 9.2
  • 9.1
  • 9
  • 8.9
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent8 Jul. 2020
Easy pick up and return
9.6 Excellent3 Jan. 2020
Sorry your survey didn’t work properly. At least not as well as your service.
10.0 Excellent14 Jul. 2018
Phenomenal facility. Best experience I’ve ever had with a rental car company. Fast and friendly service. Would definitely use again without hesitation.Nothing
9.6 Excellent24 Apr. 2017
Clean, comfortable, resonable priceAll around great experience. Brand new Dodge Grand Caravan. Ran great. Easy pick up and drop off.
10.0 Excellent16 Jan. 2017
FeedbackThe customer survive was amazing. Very friendly staff with great professional engagement. The only area of improvement was in car presentation. The vehicle was not externally cleaned well. The detail staff left the entice bottom half of the vehicle dirty. You could actually see where they stopped cleaning. Looked very bad.
10.0 Excellent18 Nov. 2016
The service was amazing and the manger was great!
10.0 Excellent24 Oct. 2016
A great experienceProblem free.Clean and reliable vehicle.Fast and courteous service.Will rent from Enterprise again.
9.2 Excellent15 Oct. 2016
Our pickup was unexpected because we were at the wrong location. If you fly into Providence, RI, you won't pickup your car at the Providence, RI location. There is a separate location in Warwick, RI that is attached to the airport.
8.0 Excellent11 Oct. 2016
30-minute delay in picking up car
3.6 Mediocre27 Sep. 2016
Was charged more than $200 over what I was quoted. I will avoid Enterprise and in the future
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Rated no. 4
5.3 Okay (14 reviews)
2 locations in Providence
Locations in Providence
  • 5.7
  • 5.5
  • 5.1
  • 5
  • 5.1
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre6 Apr. 2021
Nothing the lady at the counter would not rent the car to me and would not give me a reason why I will never try to use this company againGet better employees
2.0 Mediocre21 Sep. 2019
I went to pick up the car and was told that I needed a major credit card. I didn’t have one and they said I would need to leave a deposit (which was fine) and they would run my credit. My credit score wasn’t good enough apparently and that was basically the end of the transaction. Stranded.
2.0 Mediocre21 May 2019
Staff was slightly apologetic about not having my requested vehicle.I showed up on the day of pickup, and they didn't have my car?! All they had was mini-vans, when I had reserved a compact/mid-size. I ended up having to get a last minute rental from another company.
2.0 Mediocre8 Sep. 2018
AVIS OWES ME MONEYI returned the car one full day earlier than expected and I was still charged for the full three days (even though I had only had the car rented for two). I was told I'd get a call about my refund and, to date, haven't heard from Avis -- despite calling them countless times. Never again.
8.0 Excellent22 Aug. 2017
Didn't get Car Reserved but......Honored rental price/cost from me in Auto that was satisfactory.Reservation was cancelled without my notification......Avis couldn't honor Kayak price for SUV/large rental. I was quite upset!
4.0 Okay12 Aug. 2017
Inconvenient and UnclearThe car itself was fine, although the back seat needed cleaning. And it was ready at the arranged time.The agency did not provide any kind of map, and this was the first time I've experienced that in many years with many car rentals from other companies. The local person was not familiar with local roads to help me get started on the trip. He was not as helpful or polite as I'd expect. Another issue is that I was headed to Massachusetts and planned to take the toll road, and the agent in Rhode Island did not know - or at least did not tell me - of the major change in toll collection there. Since it is not possible to pay cash on I 90, I will be receiving a bill for those tolls, plus additions from Avis and possibly fines. When I dropped the car off in Chicago, the office desk had handouts explaining their e-toll fees. But nothing of the sort was offered in RI where it would have actually helped. I will not rent from Avis again, or Budget, which seems to have merged with it.
3.6 Mediocre11 Jul. 2017
That the place I went to was able to accommodate me with a standard car. When I returned the car to the airport the lady at the desk was able to help me with my issues at no extra charge.When I arrived I was told that my rental was downtown and so took an hour long bus ride there. When the office opened I was told that my reservation had been cancelled and that they did not have the vehicle type (SUV) that I had rented. The person accommodated me, but then called me on the final day and was telling me if I didn't get the car back I would be charged extra. He then told me he was not going to be able to honor me returning the vehicle to airport as I was originally told I could.
2.0 Mediocre4 Jun. 2017
Avoid this companyThey have canceled my reservation without my concent.
2.8 Mediocre26 Apr. 2016
Scott, the man at the desk, overcharged me and when I pointed out that it was a 2 day rental, not 3, he absolutely refused to fix the problem. He was horrible, very rude, making me wrong. I had my service dog with me & he yelled at me about her. The man should not be around customers.
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157 travellers who hired a car in Providence gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

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Car hire excess insurance in Providence

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 Providence 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 Providence.


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 Providence car rental.

Top tips for hiring a car in Providence

  • Discover the cool city of Providence with Brown University and many more places of interest. Get the most out of your visit by renting a car upon your arrival and explore every nook and cranny this city has to offer. For a pleasant day trip, try venturing down to the coast, which will take about 2 hours of driving, and then take a ferry to the popular island of Martha’s Vineyard. Boston is also only 1 hour away via the I-93 S and I-94 S, and Cape Cod can be reached in just over an hour.
  • Green Airport is about 10 miles from Providence’s center and has a car hire center right there. Simply follow signs to the hire car service desks and pick up the car of your taste. Various agencies are stationed here including Alamo, Avis, and Hertz, and the way out of the airport is sign-posted. The I-95 N will take travelers directly into the city in just over 10 minutes.
  • Rhode Island has introduced a “hands-free” driving law and speaking on the phone while driving is strictly prohibited and can be severely fined. When needing to operate a GPS, rent one along with the car and make sure it has a mount. Always plan routes in advance or let other car passengers deal with the navigation system while you are driving.
  • Driving in snowy conditions is part of the Southern New England experience during the winter months. Usually, when properly equipped and prepared, driving in winter should be no problem -- but make sure the hire car has snow tires and consider renting snow chains if you plan to venture out of the urban areas. Having an emergency kit with a blanket, flashlight, water, and snacks in the car also does not hurt.
  • Book your car hire in Providence at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Providence

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Providence are Thrifty (8.2, 72 reviews), Enterprise (8.0, 55 reviews), and Hertz (7.3, 100 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Providence is $4.86 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $58 and $78, depending on the car size.

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

  • Car hire companies onsite at Logan Intl airport include Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty, Alamo, Budget, Europcar, Advance Car And Truck Rental and National.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Logan Intl airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty, Alamo, Budget, Europcar and National.

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

  • A Intermediate car hire in Providence costs $48 per day, on average.

  • Providence is mostly easy to navigate but, especially when coming in the winter time, a 4-wheel drive car is recommended. An SUV will give you enough space and traction to make it a smooth driving experience. In the summer months, a convertible gives the right summer feeling and maximum sunshine exposure.

  • In Providence, 20 mph is permitted in school zones and 25 mph in residential areas, unless indicated otherwise. Outside built-up areas, the maximum speed limit is 50 mph and freeways allow up to 65 mph. Always heed posted signs and adapt speed to the weather conditions.

  • Drivers needing a refill should expect to pay an average price of $2.80 per gallon, which is roughly the average in the United States. Khout or Geko are often cheaper with rates going as low as $2.40 per gallon. Always plan ahead of your next refill so you are not stuck with opting for an expensive petrol station, and get informed which kind of petrol is required for the hire car in advance.

  • On-street parking in Providence is metered and varies in time restrictions. Mostly, there is a time limit of 2 hours, but check at the allocated sign to be sure. Alternatively, opt for a parking garage like Providence Place or Metropark Park Row East, where cars can be parked over a longer period of time.