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Pick-up locationBaton Rouge
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Rental locations26
Airport locations8

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Baton Rouge

  • Located slightly over 7 miles north of Baton Rouge is the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport. The fastest and easiest way to reach your destination from the airport is by a rental car which you can book through KAYAK and pick up from the many cheap car rental agencies in Baton Rouge available at the airport. From the baggage claim area, you'll see a sign that will direct you to the car rental center where Avis, Enterprise, Budget, Hertz, and other companies have their offices. These cheap car rentals in Baton Rouge also have around 20 car rental locations between the airport and the city center.
  • Most drivers in Baton Rouge are known to use phones while driving and speeding, so if you're new to the city, we recommend driving defensively and cautiously. However, you can safely and confidently navigate the city if you adhere to all traffic regulations and speed limits. One particular route to be wary of is the Nicholson Drive, which connects to Burbank Drive, and is more prone to accidents. Another thing to remember is not to wear earphones or similar devices (except hearing aids) when driving in Baton Rouge, as these are forbidden.
  • Baton Rouge experiences intense rush hours between 7:00 am and 9:00 am and 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. We advise you to avoid driving during those hours as you're likely to get stuck for several hours in traffic, and you may be forced to deal with aggressive and impatient drivers on the road, not to mention missing out on important schedules. It is especially crucial to avoid the I-10, known for heavy traffic congestion during rush hours. In addition, we recommend that you avoid Horace Wilkinson Bridge, Perkins Road, and E Parker Blvd. Otherwise, rush hours on weekdays are manageable.
  • Discover everything Louisiana’s capital has on display within your own time by renting a car upon your arrival. Don’t rely on delayed public transport or expensive cab rides, and seize the opportunity to not only visit attractions like the Louisiana State Capitol, but also to explore surrounding scenic places like a drive alongside the famous Mississippi River or a visit to Lake Maurepas and Wildlife Center, about 1 hour away by car.
  • Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport is located just over 7 miles north of the city, and the quickest way to reach your next destinations is by opting for a rental car directly from the various agencies on the airport grounds. Simply follow the signs to the baggage claim area, where companies like Avis, Hertz, or Enterprise offer their vehicles. The quickest way to the heart of Baton Rouge is via the I-110 South.
  • Driving defensively in Baton Rouge is a good choice, as local drivers have a reputation of driving rather aggressively, including rarely using signal blinkers, driving fast through the city, and changing lanes without warning before squeezing into tight spaces between other cars in the lane. Don’t let local drivers stress you out and adhere to all speed limits and street regulations, even if you may be honked at once or twice for those decisions -- it is better to play it safe.
  • Rush hours can be intense in the city and morning rush hour between 7 and 9 am as well as evening rush hour from 5 to 7 pm should be avoided, if possible. Especially the I-10 can face heavy congestion during these times, so plan your journeys around those peak times to enjoy a more stress-free driving experience. On weekends, rush hour is not too bad, but when driving in the vicinity of the LSU campus on the day of a game, there can be plenty of traffic as well.
  • Book your rental car in Baton Rouge at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Supplier choice rental cars in Baton Rouge are around 25% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Baton Rouge

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Baton Rouge?

    With heavy traffic and aggressive drivers changing lanes suddenly, it is a good idea to opt for a compact car to take up less space on the road and be able to fit into almost any parking spot. When planning to leave the city limits and venture out into nature, a 4-wheel-drive car is recommended.

  • What’s the speed limit in Baton Rouge?

    Within the city, there is a maximum speed limit of 25 mph and 55 mph on secondary roads outside built-up areas. Divided highways allow up to 65 mph, and on interstates up to 70 mph is permitted, though there are also stretches of interstates which permit 75 mph. Remember to slow down if the weather or road conditions are poor.

  • Where are the best places to park in Baton Rouge?

    There is metered on-street parking in Baton Rouge available, but always check the designated signs for prices and time restrictions. The easiest way is to choose one of the many parking garages and lots, such as the BRP Lot 11 in Convention Road, which costs around $6 per two hours, or Third Street Garage (approximately $4 per 2 hours).

  • What is the best rental car company in Baton Rouge?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in Baton Rouge is Hertz (6.1, 63 reviews).

  • How much is gas price in Baton Rouge?

    The average gas price in Baton Rouge is C$ 5.20 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 62 and C$ 83, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Baton Rouge?

    Supplier choice (Class Special Car or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Baton Rouge.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Baton Rouge?

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

  • How much does a Special car rental cost in Baton Rouge?

    A Special car rental in Baton Rouge costs C$ 97 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Full Size car rental cost in Baton Rouge?

    A Full Size car rental in Baton Rouge costs C$ 251 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car rental cost in Baton Rouge?

    A Mini car rental in Baton Rouge costs C$ 154 per day, on average.

  • What are the average gas prices in Baton Rouge?

    The average gas price in Baton Rouge has been $5.2 per gallon for the past 30 days. At the same time, gas stations around the airport charge a higher fee per gallon. Others like Shell, Circle K, Texaco, and Save More sell at an average price of $4.4 per gallon.

  • What are the best places to park my car rental in Baton Rouge?

    Whether you want to stop for a quick lunch or go to a meeting, finding the perfect spot to park your rental car in Baton Rouge is so easy. For example, in downtown Baton Rouge, you'll find ample space at 300 North Street on One American Place and 521 Laurel Street, charging as low as $4 and $5 per hour, respectively. In addition, the city is dotted with many other private and public parking lots and garages that you can access conveniently. Parking spaces in downtown Baton Rouge are free daily from 6:00 pm to 8:00 am.

Baton Rouge car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

Best rated

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

6.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.9

Value for money

6.1

5 locations in Baton Rouge

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Locations in Baton Rouge

11420 Airline Hwy

+1 225 293 1173

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1625 Nicholson Drive

+1 225 379 3696

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6868 Florida Blvd

+1 225 248 1051

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9291 General Chennault Drive

+1 225 357 5222

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9990 Airline Highway

+1 225 412 0851

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2.0 Poor

Sep. 2023

KAYAK
They charged my card and DID NOT HAVE A CAR AVAILABLE FOR PICKUP. I WANT MY REFUND AND NO ONE WILL SPEAK TO ME!!! I will NEVER use Kayak or HERTZ AGAIN!! HORRIBLE!!

2.0 Poor

Oct. 2022

KAYAK
They cancelled my reservation the night before and said they did not have any inventory

2.0 Poor

Oct. 2022

KAYAK
I didn’t like anything about the experience. There were no cars available for rental at any Hertz location which was a waste of time and energy. The company reps refused to assist me with contacting other locations for availability. I was able to finally obtain a rental from Enterprise and will just stick to them in the future because although they were out of cars they actually contacted me to get me set up with another location that had a car in stock for me.

8.0 Very good

Nov. 2021

KAYAK
The rental was way overpriced.

2.0 Poor

Oct. 2021

KAYAK
No cars available

10.0 Wonderful

Jun. 2021

KAYAK
Small staff, had to wait 3 hours before rental car was ready to drive

1 out of 25

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.2

Very good

58 reviews

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.2

Value for money

8.2

8 locations in Baton Rouge

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Locations in Baton Rouge

11020 Airline Hwy

+1 225 293 1145

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12888 Florida Blvd, Suite A

+1 225 274 1903

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1575 Nicholson Dr

+1 225 344 0629

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4647 Florida Blvd

+1 225 926 0730

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6117 Siegen Lane

+1 225 293 7403

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7553 Jefferson Hwy

+1 225 927 4204

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8329 Airline Hwy

+1 225 929 7560

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9430 Jackie Cochran Dr.

+1 833 789 0757

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10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Rental price was a bit expensive, could have a better rates next time

8.8 Very good

Jun. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very friendly and helpful.

Cons:

The rental smelled like someone had been smoking in it for a long while prior to my rental. It wasn’t too bad, though, and the car was otherwise very comfortable.

2.8 Poor

Aug. 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Everything the experience wasn’t good at all

6.4 Okay

Oct. 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Yhe car had a transmission shifting problem and burned lots of gas.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Ease of pickup and drop off. Comfort and cleanliness of vehicle.

7.6 Good

Jan. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The lady at he airport rental in Baton Rouge was vwry helpful.

Cons:

The location said "on airport" for pickup however was a 30 minute drive from the airport.

1 out of 10

Avis

6.7

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

7.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.6

Value for money

7.0

4 locations in Baton Rouge

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1625 Nicholson Drive

+1 225 228 7182

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5760 Siegen Lane

+1 225 293 7757

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9211 General Chennault Drive

+1 225 355 4721

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9704 Airline Highway

+1 225 218 0669

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2.0 Poor

Nov. 2023

KAYAK
I returned car on Sunday No attendant on lot to check in so walked keys / mileage into Avis desk handed to rep Was charged for one way return to nola ( MSY) and one additional day showing return on Monday Had to call and get the additional $180 charged reversed. Terrible

10.0 Wonderful

Apr. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything. In and out. Nice staff members

Cons:

Price was great. But if I can get it for less then sure.

8.0 Very good

Feb. 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

When we Picked up the car the right front tire Air pressure was only at 25 pounds per square inch. We were told to take the car to fire stone on Siegen Lane and have the car repaired. We did so only defined on our trip that fire stone had done nothing to solve the problem. So every day on our vacation we started out finding a gas station to put air in the right front tire.

8.0 Very good

Jun. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Wait time at counter is only issue I could complain about

4.0 Mediocre

May 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was rude and not willing to help

Cons:

Had my vehicle clean and ready not old class

6.4 Okay

Feb. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The price of my rental , the make mole

Cons:

The person attention to better service and nicer customer service smile...

1 out of 5

Budget

6.2

Cleanliness

6.1

Comfort

6.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.6

Value for money

5.9

4 locations in Baton Rouge

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1625 Nicholson Drive

+1 225 400 6070

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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5760 Siegen Lane

+1 225 293 3471

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9430 Jackie Cochran Drive

+1 225 355 0312

Monday07:00 - 23:00
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9704 Airline Highway

+1 225 922 8351

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2.0 Poor

Feb. 2024

KAYAK
Horrible customer service. They did not have the reserved vam at the location and offered no assistance.

7.9 Good

Jun. 2021

KAYAK
The process was very smooth, the vehicle was very clean and the customer service was good.

2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was wonderful but their were no cars available and ready, I think they should put it on website no car available. They had so many people waiting on car and no cars was available.

Cons:

Website is not accurate on vehicle!!!’

10.0 Wonderful

Jun. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The van is clean and comfortable, it fitted our need perfectly!

Cons:

None

2.0 Poor

May 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was super rude

Cons:

Costumer service could be better

4.0 Mediocre

Nov. 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

You don’t find out everything you need to know until you pay for the car and they don’t tell you that they do a credit check. Also the service at the store was horrible, I noticed a lot of customers left unhappy.

1 out of 10

National

8.0

Very good

No reviews available

Cleanliness

5.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

9.0

One location in Baton Rouge

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9430 Jackie Cochran Dr.

+1 833 789 0958

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GREEN MOTION

5.9

Fair

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One location in Baton Rouge

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4490 Blanche Noyes Ave

+1 504 287 4090

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Easirent

4.6

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Baton Rouge

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Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

One location in Baton Rouge

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9430 Jackie Cochran Dr

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273 travellers who rented a car in Baton Rouge gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.8

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