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Albany, NY, United States
13 May — 20 May
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Albany, NY, United States
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Albany car rental Information

Pick-up locationAlbany
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Pick-up truck, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations15
Airport locations9
Popular agenciesAlamo, Enterprise, Avis, Dollar, Hertz

Cheap car rentals in Albany

C$ 74/dayEconomy
C$ 81/dayCompact
C$ 81/dayIntermediate
C$ 86/dayStandard
C$ 88/dayFull-size
C$ 99/dayPick-up truck
C$ 105/dayCompact SUV
C$ 106/dayIntermediate SUV
C$ 126/dayStandard SUV
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Albany car rental reviews and directory

From C$ 78/dayRated #1
Budget
Best rated
7.2 Good (156 reviews)
2 locations in Albany
Budget
Locations in Albany
131 Colonie Center+1 518 459 2609
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday10:00 - 16:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00
737 Albany Shaker Road+1 518 242 4450
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
  • 7.2
  • 7.5
  • 7.2
  • 7.3
  • 7
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From C$ 74/dayRated #2
Alamo
9.1 Excellent (43 reviews)
1 location in Albany
Alamo
Locations in Albany
737 Albany Shaker Rd+1 844 366 2649
Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
  • 9.3
  • 9
  • 9.2
  • 8.9
  • 9
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From C$ 52/dayRated #3
Enterprise
9 Excellent (32 reviews)
3 locations in Albany
Enterprise
Locations in Albany
51 S. Pearl St./t.u. Center+1 518 472 1111
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
737 Albany Shaker Rd+1 844 934 1076
Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
900 Central Ave+1 518 453 6222
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 9.2
  • 9.1
  • 8.8
  • 8.9
  • 8.8
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From C$ 61/dayRated #4
Dollar
Most popular
8.1 Excellent (65 reviews)
1 location in Albany
Dollar
Locations in Albany
737 Albany Shaker Road+1 518 464 7601
Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
  • 8.6
  • 8.4
  • 8.1
  • 8
  • 8
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Rated #5
Avis
7.9 Good (49 reviews)
2 locations in Albany
Avis
Locations in Albany
131 Colonie Center+1 518 459 3179
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday10:00 - 16:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00
737 Albany Shaker Road+1 518 242 4440
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
  • 8
  • 8.3
  • 7.7
  • 8.1
  • 7.7
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From C$ 47/dayRated #6
Hertz
Cheapest deal
7.9 Good (87 reviews)
3 locations in Albany
Hertz
Locations in Albany
40 Lodge St+1 518 434 6911
Monday12:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday12:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday12:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 18:00
Thursday12:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 18:00
Friday12:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 18:00
737 Albany Shaker Rd.+1 518 456 1777
Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
818 Central Avenue+1 518 454 9701
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
  • 7.8
  • 7.6
  • 8
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Rated #7
National
10 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Albany
National
Locations in Albany
737 Albany Shaker Rd+1 844 366 2648
Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
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Easirent
1 location in Albany
Easirent
Locations in Albany
Albany County Airport
MondayInvalid Date - 23:59
TuesdayInvalid Date - 23:59
WednesdayInvalid Date - 23:59
ThursdayInvalid Date - 23:59
FridayInvalid Date - 23:59
SaturdayInvalid Date - 23:59
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Sunnycars
1 location in Albany
Sunnycars
Locations in Albany
859 Albany Shaker Road
Recent reviews
440 travellers who rented a car in Albany gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.9

Car rental locations in or near Albany

Good to know

Most popular agency

Dollar

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

C$ 79/day

Good deal

C$ 59/day

When to book a rental car in Albany

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in Albany

  • Like many cities in the U.S., Albany is best explored with a car. There simply is no better way to get around town, especially if you plan on going out and taking in the sights. For instance, if you are staying outside of downtown Albany and you want to get downtown, it is a simple 10 to 15-minute drive, but via public transportation it can easily take 30 or 40 minutes. This is especially the case at night when bus service slows down.
  • Planning on beginning your trip in Albany with a stop at the rental car counter? For travelers with flights landing at Albany International Airport, you will find the rental car offices located next to Baggage Claim and the cars themselves in the airport parking garage.
  • Albany’s downtown area is chock full of pedestrians and bikers. This is particularly the case during evenings in the summer when the weather is especially pleasant. During such times, jaywalking can become very common and traffic has to slow down as a result. This is also because Albany has a high density of attractions in the downtown area, so people often walk between them.
  • Rush hour in Albany, while not as severe as it is in New York City, can still pack a punch. The morning rush hour usually starts up at 6:00 a.m. and lasts until 9:00 a.m. The afternoon rush hour is when the real traffic builds up, though, and drivers are advised to avoid many of the major avenues and highways from 4:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., when traffic begins to die back down.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Albany for C$ 59 or less
  • Book your rental car in Albany at least 3 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Albany are around 30% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Albany

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

  • On average a hire car in Albany costs C$ 79 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Avis (C$ 106/day), Dollar (C$ 108/day) and Enterprise (C$ 110/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Enterprise 737 Albany Shaker Rd 12211-1001 (11 kilometers from city center).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Albany are Enterprise (8.9, 121 reviews), Alamo (8.8, 175 reviews), and Dollar (8.1, 71 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Albany is C$ 3.95 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 47 and C$ 63, depending on the car size.

  • Compact (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Albany.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Albany Intl airport include Dollar, Hertz, Budget, Enterprise and Alamo.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Albany Intl airport to off-airport locations include Dollar, Hertz, Budget, Enterprise and Alamo.

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

  • A Compact car rental in Albany costs C$ 85 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Albany costs C$ 145 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Albany costs C$ 67 per day, on average.

  • In Albany, cars are most frequently rented at Dollar 737 Albany Shaker Road (12 km from city centre ).

  • On average a rental car in Albany costs C$ 552 per week (C$ 79 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Albany costs C$ 2,366 per month (C$ 79 per day).

  • Albany’s streets are similar to many others in the Northeast in that many of them predate the automobile. As a result, the roads can often be winding and rather small, and because of this, smaller vehicles are recommended for would-be renters. Larger cars will fit on the roads, of course, but they may sometimes be tough to park, and you may have to stop to let others pass on the narrower roads.

  • Drivers can expect speed limits ranging from 25 to 45 mph on residential streets and from 35 to 55 mph on larger urban roads. Highways and freeways in Albany, on the other hand, typically feature speed limits of 55 mph in urban areas and 65 mph in rural areas in between cities.

  • On average, drivers will pay about $2.60 per gallon for gas in Albany. This is right within the average for the state of New York, as gas is around $2.60 per gallon in New York City and $2.50 per gallon in Syracuse.

  • Parking garages are plentifully available in Albany and drivers should have no issue finding spots in them. Additionally, parallel streetside parking is highly available throughout the city. In general, drivers will find that streetside parking is predominantly popular in the less dense urban areas and peripheral residential areas of Albany.