Athens car rentals

Athens car rentals

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Athens, GA, United States
26 May — 2 Jun
Same drop-off
Athens, GA, United States
Thu 26/5
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Thu 2/6
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Athens car rental Information

Pick-up locationAthens
Rental locations7
Airport locations2

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Athens car rental reviews and directory

Budget

7.9

Best rated

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

8.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.4

Value for money

8.1

One location in Athens

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Locations in Athens

1870 West Broad Street

+1 706 353 0600

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00
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4.0 Okay

Feb. 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The car was in the worst condition of any rental car I’ve ever had. It was dented, scratched, and dirty. I’m sure this didn’t have anything to do with Kayak, but perhaps Budget. The lot where I picked up it was very disorganized as well. I will not use Budget again unless they are the absolute only option.

10.0 Excellent

Mar. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

staff was great. car worked out great too. much more efficient than my normal car.

7.6 Good

Dec. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off staff was excellent!

Cons:

Upon arriving to pick up my vehicle, there were none available and I was told that it was possible I wouldn’t get a car which could have resulted in a disaster for my trip. Luckily enough cars were returned on time for me to get mine.

6.8 Good

Dec. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The car drove and was appointed well.

Cons:

It reeked horribly of smoke.

6.0 Good

Dec. 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

In both locations you were poorly staffed, one person to be exact. We were constantly interrupted by that person having to answer the phone while trying to wait on me. It made picking up and dropping off a real chore! I felt sorry for both employees as it was clearly not THEIR fault.

10.0 Excellent

Dec. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Great customer service at the Budget Rental in Athens, GA!

1 out of 4

Enterprise

7.5

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

7.0

5 locations in Athens

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3100 Atlanta Hwy

+1 706 552 0448

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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3370 Astondale Rd

+1 706 769 0255

Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
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368 Oak Street

+1 706 546 8067

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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420 Banks Crossing Dr

+1 706 336 8450

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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4760 Atlanta Highway

+1 706 543 0771

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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10.0 Excellent

Feb. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Very friendly and helped make out pickup and drop off simple and easy! We also had to extend by one day and that process was effortless. One phone call was all that was required!

Cons:

Not a thing.

10.0 Excellent

Jan. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff excellent

Cons:

Cost

3.2 Mediocre

Jul. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

They rented me a car that was dirty and the front sensor was defective I kept getting malfunction warnings and the cruise wouldn’t work Called to check on exchanging and after several phone calls they finally found me another car in another city Added two hours to my already long trip but in the end they did exchange cars for me

10.0 Excellent

Apr. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Great staff. Fine car. Great way to go

Cons:

N/A

7.2 Good

Oct. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice salespeople

Cons:

One location has weird hours and was closed when I went to pick up outgoing car. No options to upgrade. Other location said come 15 min before close. Couldn’t guarantee car even tho other location was closed and no cars on lot anyway.

2.0 Mediocre

Jul. 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Never got to rent the vehicle. Reserved van 2 months ago and was told less than a week before that no vans were available.

1 out of 5

Avis

6.4

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

6.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.5

Value for money

5.9

One location in Athens

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1870 West Broad Street

+1 706 543 3904

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00
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10.0 Excellent

Jun. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The agent expedited my drop-off and was friendly. He got me out so quickly I forgot to take my grandson’s car seat out of the car! The agent was super helpful, got the car seat for my daughter and had it ready for her to pick up. He recognized that this car seat was not an Avis standard car seat and had planned to remove it before the car was returned to Atlanta. We appreciated his care for the customer!

Cons:

Nothing bad. Great experience!

10.0 Excellent

Nov. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The man that runs the Athens, GA Avis is absolutely amazing.

2.0 Mediocre

Mar. 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Couldn't get the car because didn't have a credit card. Just stupid of the company.

10.0 Excellent

Oct. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy drop-off and pick-up. A much better deal than the shuttle option I used on the incoming fllight.

2.0 Mediocre

Oct. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

See above

Cons:

See above

5.2 Okay

Sep. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Car got good mileage.

Cons:

Car had mechanical issues. Gear transitions were slow. Had to flood the engine frequently to change gear uphill.

1 out of 4

Hertz

5.2

Cleanliness

5.0

Comfort

4.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.3

Value for money

5.3

2 locations in Athens

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1020 Ben Epps Dr.

+1 706 543 5984

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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4110 Atlanta Highway

+1 706 353 0411

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
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10.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

2.0 Mediocre

Jul. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

I was given the run around during pick up!!!!! Didn’t even get to get the vehicle, because of some discriminatory practices it seems!! I will NEVER attempt to use Hertz again!!!!!

4.0 Okay

Dec. 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

My dad works for the company and he told me I wouldn’t need to have the $200 hold on my bank account. But they refused to wave the fee. Iv been renting cars for a while with other companies and not had this issue. I’m an actress, comedian and was going to A set. My fiancé and I only have one vehicle. We where trying to make sure he could do what he needed for his job so I could do what I needed for mine. And I wasn’t willing to have $200 held. Although Iv been in the entertainment business my whole life I stepped away for a little while for my other career (Holistic practitioner, Ayurvedic practitioner, life coach, medical massage). Now back Iv been making a strong name for myself in entertainment. Iv been casted in a major film project as well as commercials, modeling gigs and will even be at performing at an award ceremony next year. Iv never had any car rental company charge my card due to damages or whatever. I even asked if they spoke to my dad who works with Hertz, ( hesworked for hertz for 7 years) and got his card for the security. They wouldnt help. Nor suggest a solution. It was ether let them hold my money For unforeseen incidences or figure something else out. So I cancelled my rental and had to cancelthe insurance I purchased just for that one day. You guys need to figure out a better way to rent out vehicles to people who chose not to have a credit card. Maybe another type of insurance that's $30 to cover those types of cases. Something to help people like me who are trust worthy, no credit card, not wanting a $200 hold that won't fall off for 18 days....... And yes it is held for that long. I know cause IV had to do it before. Have a happy holiday and stay blessed. Lauren PS. I won't ever try to use your rentals again nor will I suggest it to my network of people. I just want to rent from you guys cause my dad works there and wanted to stay in the family. But I won't make that mistake again.

2.0 Mediocre

Sep. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The make and model of the car

Cons:

The car smelled like a joke and wasn't cleaned out properly. There were old rental agreements in the glovebox

7.2 Good

Sep. 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Car had a loud vibration at 52 mph.

6.0 Good

Apr. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Unlimited mileage

Cons:

Where I have to clean/vacuum the car before turning it in

1 out of 2

Easirent

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Athens

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Athens-Ben Epps Airport

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78 travellers who rented a car in Athens gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.0

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Top tips for renting a car in Athens

  • If you’re looking to enjoy the city of Athens and experience places like the Terrapin Beer Coor Oconee National Forest, having a rental car can make the trip more comfortable and seamless. Nothing beats being able to travel at your own pace, especially in a new city via public transport may be hard to keep up with. Besides, you can venture into rural areas or farther from the city as close as Sandy Creek Park, about 8 miles away, or as far as Tallulah Fall 66 miles away, and Stone Mountain 55 miles away at your own pace.
  • If you opt to use the Athens Ben Epps Airport, you won’t find an on-airport car rental facility. However, you can still rent your car of choice from Athens car rentals such as Hertz, Dollar, Avis, and National through KAYAK, and have the car meet you outside the airport. If you’re traveling internationally, you may have to use Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, which is about 79 miles away from Athens. This airport does house an on-airport Rental Car Facility that you’ll find at the west end of the terminal through the covered walkway. Take the escalator, then board the ALT SkyTrain that will take you to the facility, and you can pick up your car of choice from several Athens car rentals available, including Enterprise and Budget.
  • While driving a rental car in Athens, keep in mind that streets along with the UGA University, like South Lumpkin Street, are notorious for jaywalkers. Students may not be very wary of the road, especially at night. Pedestrians have the right-of-way on crosswalks in Georgia, which gives them the confidence to cross the roads without always looking.
  • Athens may not be a major city, but don’t underestimate the traffic you may have to contend with. The morning commute spans from 7am to 9am and several loops can especially be congested, as the East Campus Loop from 2pm to 5pm on weekdays due to students. Be watchful for pedestrians and bikers on this loop. Five Points in Downtown Athens is centered on the South Milledge Ave, Milledge Circle, and South Lumpkin Street intersection and traffic can be heavy at around 5pm. The Lexington Highway can be backed up between 3pm and 5pm as well.
  • Book your rental car in Athens at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in Athens are around 28% cheaper than other car types, on average

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