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Asheville, NC, United States
26 Jun — 3 Jul
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Asheville car rental Information

Pick-up locationAsheville
Rental locations10
Airport locations3

Asheville car rental reviews and directory

From C$ 157/dayRated #1
Hertz
Best rated
7.7 Good (42 reviews)
2 locations in Asheville
Hertz
Locations in Asheville
61 Terminal Drive Ste 15+1 828 684 6455
Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday07:00 - 23:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:00
891j Patton Avenue+1 828 225 1828
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
  • 7.3
  • 7.4
  • 7.7
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From C$ 61/dayRated #2
Budget
7.4 Good (30 reviews)
1 location in Asheville
Budget
Locations in Asheville
3 South Tunnel Road+1 828 299 4191
Monday08:30 - 18:00
Tuesday08:30 - 18:00
Wednesday08:30 - 18:00
Thursday08:30 - 18:00
Friday08:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
  • 7.6
  • 7.8
  • 7.3
  • 7.2
  • 7.4
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Rated #3
Enterprise
7.2 Good (45 reviews)
4 locations in Asheville
Enterprise
Locations in Asheville
168 Smokey Park Hwy+1 828 665 2389
Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:00
Thursday08:00 - 13:00
Friday08:00 - 13:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
26 Tunnel Rd+1 828 333 9823
Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:00
Thursday08:00 - 13:00
Friday08:00 - 13:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
579 Tunnel Rd+1 828 298 6914
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
954 Patton Ave+1 828 255 0236
Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:00
Thursday08:00 - 13:00
Friday08:00 - 13:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
  • 7.1
  • 7.6
  • 6.9
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From C$ 53/dayRated #4
Thrifty
Cheapest deal
6.6 Good (95 reviews)
1 location in Asheville
Thrifty
Locations in Asheville
61 Terminal Drive+1 828 687 2513
Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday07:00 - 23:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:00
  • 6.5
  • 7
  • 6.5
  • 6.1
  • 6.8
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From C$ 68/dayRated #5
Avis
Most popular
5.7 Okay (11 reviews)
1 location in Asheville
Avis
Locations in Asheville
3 South Tunnel Road+1 828 299 3644
Monday08:30 - 18:00
Tuesday08:30 - 18:00
Wednesday08:30 - 18:00
Thursday08:30 - 18:00
Friday08:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
  • 5.6
  • 6
  • 5.8
  • 5.2
  • 5.6
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Sunnycars
1 location in Asheville
Sunnycars
Locations in Asheville
61 Terminal Drive
Recent reviews
223 travellers who rented a car in Asheville gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.0

Car rental locations in or near Asheville

Good to know

Most popular agency

Avis

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

C$ 101/day

Good deal

C$ 80/day

When to book a rental car in Asheville

Average daily price per month
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Top tips for renting a car in Asheville

  • Asheville has plenty to offer, from a vibrant arts scene to historical buildings, and, of course, the Blue Ridge Mountains, which are a 1-hour drive from the center. Don’t miss out on any of Asheville’s attractions and rent a car to get the most out of your visit. Many of the outer attractions, including the Blue Ridge Mountains, are not available with public transport and a car will give you the most flexibility to explore the city and surroundings in your own time.
  • Asheville Regional Airport features five on-site car rental companies which offer vehicles for all tastes. Follow the signs out of the terminal to their service desks and pick up a car to be in Asheville center in less than half an hour via the I-26 W. The transfer will take almost an hour with public transport, so the most convenient way to start your time is with a rental car directly from the airport. If arriving by train or bus, there are also car rental locations in the city -- for instance, in Tunnel Road or Patton Avenue.
  • Asheville has wonderfully breathtaking scenic routes; however, these routes are also very steep in some places and it is important to shift to a lower gear instead of breaking down on your way. If braking too much, the brakes can overheat and, in the worst case scenario, stop working altogether. Drive slowly through the winding roads in and around Asheville as well, especially in winter, with snow and ice possibly on the streets. Ensure the rental car has winter tires, make sure to adjust your speed, and have some extra snacks and thermos flasks ready in the car in case you get stuck.
  • The I-240 goes right through the heart of Asheville and the I-40 is a major route connecting many places, so these roads can be congested when commuters come into Asheville in the morning between around 7-9am and leave the city between 5-8pm. If going west, the US-23 can be an alternate route, depending on your ultimate goal.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Asheville for C$ 80 or less
  • Book your rental car in Asheville at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Supplier choice rental cars in Asheville are around 35% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Asheville

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

  • On average a hire car in Asheville costs C$ 101 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Asheville are Hertz (7.7, 66 reviews), Enterprise (7.4, 79 reviews), and Dollar (6.8, 52 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Asheville is C$ 4.22 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 51 and C$ 67, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Chevrolet Spark or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Asheville.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Asheville Regional airport include Hertz and Thrifty.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Asheville Regional airport to off-airport locations include Avis, Budget, Hertz and Thrifty.

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

  • A Economy car rental in Asheville costs C$ 68 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Asheville costs C$ 96 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Asheville costs C$ 73 per day, on average.

  • In Asheville, cars are most frequently rented at Budget 61 Terminal Drive, Suite 14 (18 km from city centre ).

  • On average a rental car in Asheville costs C$ 705 per week (C$ 101 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Asheville costs C$ 3,023 per month (C$ 101 per day).

  • If you’re planning to venture out into the mountains, it is recommended to opt for a 4-wheel-drive car, as there are gravel roads that will require additional road grip. A 4-wheel-drive car is also a good choice for winter driving conditions and is a real all-rounder for the area.

  • It is important to always adapt speed to the prevailing weather and road conditions, but general regulations allow 25 mph in residential areas and only 10 mph around schools or pedestrian areas. Up to 55 mph is permitted on rural roads, and 55-60 mph on most freeways. Keep an eye out for signs that indicate speed limits.

  • The average gas price in Asheville lies at $2.55 per gallon, but gas stations like Sam’s Club or Hot Spot can offer rates as low as $2.35, so look out for those. When venturing out of the city, into the forest, and up through mountainous areas, make sure to refill the tank beforehand, as gas stations are scarce up there.

  • On-street parking is metered in Asheville and costs around $1.50 per hour, but check the sign for details. On Sundays and public holidays, on-street parking is free. There are also parking garages to consider, such as the Civic Center Garage with its daily maximum of about $10, the Wall Street Garage, or the Rankin Avenue Garage.