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Buffalo car rentals from C$ 45/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Buffalo with a pick-up date of 28/5 and drop-off date of 4/6. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap car rentals in Buffalo

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EconomyC$ 45/day
CompactC$ 61/day
IntermediateC$ 46/day
StandardC$ 55/day
Full-sizeC$ 55/day
Full-size SUVC$ 93/day
LuxuryC$ 97/day
Pick-up truckC$ 73/day
Supplier choiceC$ 54/day
Compact SUVC$ 58/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 72/day
Standard SUVC$ 75/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Buffalo

  • One of the best ways to get cheap car rentals in Buffalo is by packing your GPS. If it’s your first time in Buffalo, the GPS comes in handy with directions. It will also help you find back roads to avoid traffic. With your GPS configured, you can visit nearby attractions, such as Buffalo Zoo, Delaware Park, and Shea’s Performing Arts Center. Niagara Falls are also a must-visit and are only a half an hour's drive from Buffalo.
  • Cheap car rentals in Buffalo are a convenient way to get around the city. However, it can be pretty hectic on some roads during rush hour. For instance, Transit Road (NY-78), Main Street, and Delaware Avenue tend to get congested during rush hour. So, you might want to avoid them. Parking is not much of a problem in Buffalo, as long as you check the signs which dictate parking rules depending on the day of the week.
  • While driving your rental car in Buffalo, be careful not to get on the wrong side of the law. The most common driving law to keep in mind in Buffalo is the alternate side parking rule – parking on the wrong side of the street will get you in trouble. There are also specific rules during winter – you must clear snow on the top of your vehicle. Buffalo is known for its snowfall. Therefore, if your trip falls in the winter, be extra careful to avoid causing an accident. Additionally, it is illegal to drive under the influence in the state of New York. Therefore, if you plan on enjoying a drink or two with your friends, it would be best to leave your rental car behind.
  • There is a lot to love about Buffalo in upstate New York and renting a car will give you the ability to see and do the most during your trip. If you are planning on making the short 25-mile drive north to Niagara Falls, a car will not only help you arrive quicker than public transport, but will also give you the opportunity to arrive early in the morning to avoid crowds of tourists. If you plan on watching a Buffalo Bills game, having access to a car will make the event far more enjoyable, as New Era Field is located on the outskirts of town and most easily accessed by the NY-5 Highway.
  • Buffalo Niagara International Airport is host to a number of major car rental companies with plenty of options to help make your decision easy. Browse the thorough list to find the company that best suits your needs using KAYAK, then simply proceed from the baggage claim across the road to the car rental counters to pick up the keys. If you are planning on heading straight to Niagara Falls, consider stopping by the wineries to enjoy the small village charm that Niagara-on-the-Lake has to offer.
  • The fresh climate and dense parklands around Buffalo make it a popular city for cycling and other leisure activities. Be mindful of bike lanes and cyclists you share the road with; it is always best to provide more room than you think is necessary to create a safer environment.
  • If you are not used to driving in the snow and are planning a trip to Buffalo, it is smart to familiarize yourself with some winter driving tips sooner rather than later. Heavy snowfall is common in Buffalo during the winter months and it is important that you regularly check the latest weather forecast using radio or online resources. Snow on the roads will mean that your tires have less traction, making it more important than ever to brake early and reduce speed. It is also not advisable to use cruise control in any vehicle while there is snow on the roads.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Buffalo for C$ 76 or less
  • Book your rental car in Buffalo at least 2 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Buffalo are around 29% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Mini rental cars in Buffalo are around 9% more expensive than other car types, on average

Buffalo car rental experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travelers who rented a car in Buffalo 
Verified travelerMar. 2024
Budget has the best prices and the customer service was outstanding.
MApr. 2024
Fill up before dropping off. Very fast drop off.
Verified travelerOct. 2023
Rent car ahead of time. If you want easy pickup and drop. Make sure company is on airport site. There’s secondary across from airport that do not offer shuttle service into airport. You would have to walk across street.
MirellaSep. 2023
There are 2 places in Buffalo one inside airport and other outside the airport. That was confusing for me. Maybe better signing
Verified travelerOct. 2023
Make sure they activate the toll tag when if you purchase unlimited tolls
Verified travelerOct. 2023
Do it at the airport
Verified travelerJun. 2023
As of 6/27/23, there were zero one-way rental cars available within 100 miles of Buffalo. We had to bite the bullet and take Amtrak, which turned out to be nicer and less expensive than we expected. My advice is reserve as early as humanly possible or find another way home.
JimenaJun. 2023
Go to Alamo directly. Best prices bed customer service. Avoid Hertzat at all costs. They don't accept Apple credit cards, and the counter young lady was impolite and unhelpful. Go to Alamo and have a fast transaction that will put you on a brand-clean vehicle in less than seven minutes.
Verified travelerAug. 2023
Try to find street parking, less expensive. The parking at Niagra Falls is free after 7pm on Sundays.
Verified travelerJun. 2023
It was good. No problems. Going back and forth into Niagara Falls and Ontario was easy
JeremyJun. 2023
Pick-up went smoothly in buffalo
HanniaJul. 2023
Everyone and everything excellent. Thank you.
JamesJun. 2023
Driving in Buffalo is rough. Traffic lanes are not clear on streets, and sometimes the same is true on the highways. Traffic itself was great, even during the traditional “rush hour” after work.
Verified travelerJul. 2023
Make sure to check Google Street view to ensure the neighborhood is safe.
Verified travelerJun. 2023
Clean car. Clean car. Clean car. Cater towards the clients. Basics.
Verified travelerMay 2023
Easy city to drive in. The west side is all one ways. Downtown “may” be the only issue you might have. Streets are safe.
Verified travelerMay 2023
The rentals are directly outside the terminal which is convenient for both arrival and departure.

FAQs about renting a car in Buffalo

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Buffalo?

    If you are traveling in the warmer months, choose the car that best suits your passenger and driving needs; however, if it is predicted to snow during your trip it is best to rent a four-wheel drive. A compact SUV such as the Toyota RAV4 will give you increased handling and control.

  • What’s the speed limit in Buffalo?

    Unless otherwise indicated, the speed limit for roads throughout the city of Buffalo is 30 mph. There are also narrower streets and laneways which have specified speeds as low as 15 mph or 20 mph. Highways near urban areas will have a speed limit of 55 mph, while those in rural areas increase to 65 mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Buffalo?

    You can expect to pay approximately $1 per hour for on-street parking in the downtown district of Buffalo; however, in the evenings after 5 pm and all-day during the weekends, it is free. The illustrious Albright-Knox Art Gallery has all-day parking available for $5, or it is entirely free if you come on the first Friday of the month.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Buffalo?

    On average a rental car in Buffalo costs C$ 94 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Buffalo?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Dollar (C$ 45/day), Alamo (C$ 61/day) and Avis (C$ 73/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Dollar 4200 Genesee Street 14225 (13 kilometers from city center).

  • What is the best rental car company in Buffalo?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Buffalo are Budget (6.6, 110 reviews), and Hertz (6.0, 111 reviews).

  • How much is gas price in Buffalo?

    The average gas price in Buffalo is C$ 5.32 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 64 and C$ 85, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Buffalo?

    Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Buffalo.

  • Which car rental companies are at Buffalo airport (BUF)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Buffalo airport include Dollar, Hertz, Alamo, Budget, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Avis.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Buffalo airport (BUF)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Buffalo airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, Alamo, Budget, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Avis.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Buffalo?

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

  • How much does a Mini car rental cost in Buffalo?

    A Mini car rental in Buffalo costs C$ 148 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Buffalo?

    An Intermediate car rental in Buffalo costs C$ 126 per day, on average.

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

    A Full Size car rental in Buffalo costs C$ 270 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular rental car location in Buffalo?

    In Buffalo, cars are most frequently rented at Dollar 4200 Genesee Street (13 km from city centre ).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Buffalo?

    On average a rental car in Buffalo costs C$ 656 per week (C$ 94 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Buffalo?

    On average a rental car in Buffalo costs C$ 2,811 per month (C$ 94 per day).

  • Which Car Rental Company has the Most Locations in Buffalo?

    Hertz tops the list, with a total of six locations in Buffalo. However, there are several other options for you to explore, such as Avis and Enterprise. The most popular car types are economy, intermediate, and SUVs. Notably, the most popular rental car model in Buffalo is Hyundai Accent.

  • What is the Speed Limit in Buffalo?

    The city speed limit for Buffalo is 25 mph, which is also the speed limit for adjacent towns and urban centers. Once you hit the suburban roads or highways in Buffalo, you can cruise at a speed of up to 75 mph. Be aware of these speed limits as you check out Buffalo car rentals.

Buffalo car rental reviews and directory

Alamo

8.2

Very good

135 reviews

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.4

Value for money

8.0

One location in Buffalo

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Locations in Buffalo

4200 Genesee St-buffalo Airprt

+1 833 813 5268

Monday06:00 - 23:59
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2.0 Poor

Apr. 2024

KAYAK
No car

10.0 Wonderful

Apr. 2024

KAYAK
Agent was great. Car was not cleaned on inside. Very very dusty.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar. 2024

KAYAK
Excellent experience.

7.6 Good

Sep. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Upfront about all charges (all taxes & 11% recovery fee)

9.6 Wonderful

Aug. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Super friendly and fast at both pick-up and drop-off

Cons:

Nothing

6.0 Okay

May 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

The is car is terrible shape

1 out of 26

Budget

Best rated

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

7.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.8

Value for money

6.5

2 locations in Buffalo

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Locations in Buffalo

1477 Main Street

+1 716 882 7045

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
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Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
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Sunday08:00 - 18:00

4200 Genesee Street

+1 716 632 6400

Monday06:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Tuesday06:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Wednesday06:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Thursday00:00 - 01:0006:30 - 23:59
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10.0 Wonderful

Mar. 2024

KAYAK
The engine light came on within a few minutes of driving and I had a 1300 Mile journey ahead of me. It had me concerned, but ultimately I made it with no issues. The staff I encountered were ALL top notch Price was fair for a comfortable vehicle

8.0 Very good

Jan. 2024

KAYAK
Charged for insurance twice

2.0 Poor

Nov. 2023

KAYAK
I feel scammed /cheated. The price that I have booked during online is totally different when I pay in on the spot. The charges is way higher than expected and it is almost double as what I have booked online. There are additional different types of tax in the payment and the taxes prices is totally different when I book online. The customer service doesn’t allow me to negotiate and he said it is a must to pay. I have no choice because I need the car in hurry. I’m asking for refund for those additional charges.

6.0 Okay

Oct. 2023

KAYAK
Toll tag did not work even though I paid for the daily unlimited tolls. Tree sap all over the front windows. Including drivers view

10.0 Wonderful

Oct. 2023

KAYAK
Good job

8.0 Very good

Oct. 2023

KAYAK
Staff was friendly and helpful! Car was dirty. Interior of front windshield was a mess. We had rain that week and windshield wipers were terrible. A previous customers sunglasses were inside of vehicle. I’m not sure the car was cleaned prior to my pickup.

1 out of 47

Hertz

Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

6.4

Comfort

6.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.8

Value for money

6.3

7 locations in Buffalo

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Locations in Buffalo

290 South Park Ave

+1 716 858 4367

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
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Friday08:00 - 18:00

369 Niagara Street

+1 716 854 0283

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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3780 Sheridan Drive

+1 716 836 0764

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00

4195 Genesee St

+1 716 630 6556

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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4200 Genesee St

+1 716 632 4774

Monday06:00 - 23:59
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538 Pearl St

+1 716 854 0283

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538 Pearl Street

+1 716 854 0283

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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10.0 Wonderful

May 2024

KAYAK
All aspect worked like a Rolex watch

2.0 Poor

Oct. 2023

KAYAK
It was terrible.

8.0 Very good

Oct. 2022

KAYAK
Mis-leading location. I had to walk across the busy street to rent a car from Hertz yet there was Hertz at the Buffalo Airport. Strange. I think that gotta be corrected. Tristan

2.0 Poor

Dec. 2021

KAYAK
Actually having the drop off location open and not charging me a fee to change locations because the original was closed

6.0 Okay

Dec. 2021

KAYAK
The pickup process was simple, but the drop off location had been temporarily closed without any notification. Because of this, I had to return my car to a different location and call for about an hour to be retroactively reimbursed, a really annoying process.

2.0 Poor

Nov. 2021

KAYAK
Office was closed when I got there. Plane was 1 hr late and office was already closed by that time (noon on Sat). Should not have been an option for me to rent at this facility given early closure on a Saturday.

1 out of 90

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.2

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.1

Value for money

6.8

3 locations in Buffalo

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1312 Main Street

+1 716 884 6666

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
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Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00

2643 Delaware Ave

+1 716 873 0100

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4200 Genesee St-buffalo Airprt

+1 833 813 5266

Monday06:00 - 23:59
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2.0 Poor

Nov. 2023

KAYAK
Kayak’s link to Enterprise was a DEAD END - not once but 3 times. Enterprise did not have the cars Kayak indicated they had. It cost me hours to sort out including an extra 4-hour round trip to Buffalo to get the vehicle we needed through other dealers. BAD EXPERIENCE WITH KAYAK - ENTERPRISE

2.0 Poor

Jan. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The whole experience was unhappy. The least they could have done, was call me to let me know that the car I rented, was not available. I had to find a ride all the way to the car rental agency, only to find that they did not have the car that I booked.

Cons:

The whole experience was unhappy. The least they could have done, was call me to let me know that the car I rented, was not available. I had to find a ride all the way to the car rental agency, only to find that they did not have the car that I booked.

4.0 Mediocre

Sep. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Everything

8.0 Very good

Sep. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Great car, excellent customer service, car in good shape

Cons:

Car was filthy inside, food under seats, windows had to be cleaned multiple times to get grease and grime off.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Very friendly staff, nice car, and got a really good rate.

2.0 Poor

Jul. 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

We never got the car, the location that you allowed us to reserve the car from was closed at the time we booked the car for. This was tge first time that I used your company, and I will never use your company again.

1 out of 11

Avis

6.4

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

6.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.6

Value for money

6.5

2 locations in Buffalo

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1477 Main St

+1 716 632 4663

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
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4200 Genesee Street

+1 716 632 1808

Monday00:00 - 01:0006:30 - 23:59
Tuesday06:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Wednesday00:00 - 01:0006:30 - 23:59
Thursday06:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
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2.0 Poor

Feb. 2024

KAYAK
👎🏻👎🏻

2.0 Poor

Oct. 2023

KAYAK
The line was too big, two people to manage over 100 people, wait was so long that after 2 hours in the line I cancel My reservation

10.0 Wonderful

Apr. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

8.0 Very good

Mar. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Good costumers service

Cons:

Nice car

6.0 Okay

Feb. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

the staff at buffalo airport were very helpful.

Cons:

the car i got was smelly, the volume button didn’t work, the windshield wipers were not very effective. the cost for a one way drop off was extreme.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Representative was friendly

1 out of 20

Dollar

5.5

Most popular

Cleanliness

6.1

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.7

Value for money

5.5

One location in Buffalo

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4200 Genesee Street

+1 866 434 2226

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Wonderful

Feb. 2024

KAYAK
Fast, easy and smooth pickup and return

4.0 Mediocre

Jan. 2024

KAYAK
My experience with dollar wasn’t the best. I ended up paying Over $2000! The Rental they gave me wasn’t the Rental I purchased online. Plus the Rental had the engine light on as well!!

2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

I had to cancel my reservation quite some time ago and have not received my refund yet. It should not take this much time and effort to get this accomplished.

6.0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Charged me for gas when they did leave the gas where it was. I will never again use kayak

Cons:

Charge me for gas that wasn’t full I never use dollar thought kAyak

2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

After 2 hour wait I cancelled the reservation. Horrible!

10.0 Wonderful

Apr. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was great, dropoff was super fast and easy

Cons:

The wait time to pick up the car was much longer than expected

1 out of 15

National

8.5

Very good

10 reviews

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.4

Value for money

7.6

One location in Buffalo

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Locations in Buffalo

4200 Genesee St-buffalo Airprt

+1 833 813 5271

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
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Friday06:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Wonderful

Jun. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Check-in was really quick and so easy! We were out of there in no time. They did an amazing job!

5.9 Fair

Aug. 2021

KAYAK
The car had a chlorine odor for the first 4 days of the rental.

1 out of 1

Easirent

4.6

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Buffalo

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Locations in Buffalo

Greater Buffalo International Airport

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Sunnycars

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One location in Buffalo

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Locations in Buffalo

4200 Genesee

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1032 travellers who rented a car in Buffalo gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.0

Car rental locations in or near Buffalo

Good to know

Most popular agency

Dollar

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

C$ 94/day

Good deal

C$ 76/day

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