When it comes to tourist attractions, there is no shortage of places you can visit at Chesapeake. The Dismal Swamp Canal Trail, which is approximately 33 miles from the airport, the Historic Ridge Farm with its organic strawberries and pumpkins, and the iconic South Norfolk Jordan Bridge, are about 17min drive and 9 miles away. Now suppose you want to come to Chesapeake to visit all these, which better way to do it than through a flexible drive in a rental car? Through KAYAK, you can rent a vehicle with Chesapeake car rentals for a day, week, or for as long as you want and enjoy the convenience you couldn't experience if you used a bus or a taxi. Renting a car with car rentals in Chesapeake through KAYAK makes navigating through the city much more flexible.
There are four major airports in Chesapeake, namely, Norfolk International Airport, Chesapeake Regional Airport, Hampton Roads Executive Airport, and Williamsburg International Airport, located 45min North of Chesapeake. All these airports have designated car rental companies that you can choose from. For example, car rentals in Chesapeake such as Alamo, Avis, Enterprise, Dollar, Thrifty, Budgets, Payless, and National are accessible from these airports. At Norfolk Airport they're all located near the baggage claim area at the exit terminal. At Williamsburg Airport, you can find car rental companies such as Budget, Thrifty, and Enterprise. The other two airports do not have onsite car rentals.
To help you avoid unpleasant experiences with other road users such as pedestrians, cyclists, and other motorists, it is advised to exercise maximum caution when driving on Chesapeake roadways. Depending on the time and season of your visit to Chesapeake, you may experience weather elements such as snow, rain, and hail.
Chesapeake streets are typically busy due to traffic congestion, especially during rush hour. It is important to note that between 7am - 9am and 4pm - 7pm, the roadways experience traffic gridlock due to rush hour. Unless it's extremely necessary, you might want to drive around the city of Chesapeake before or after these hours to avoid being inconvenienced. Also, be careful when using Interstate 64 from Interstate 464 to Bowers Hill on I-662/264 near High Rise Bridge. It is one of the most heavily congested interstates in Chesapeake. We also recommend using GPS when driving through unfamiliar routes to keep track of your surroundings and destination.
Book your rental car in Chesapeake at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
Intermediate rental cars in Chesapeake are around 57% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about renting a car in Chesapeake
The average gas price in Chesapeake is C$ 5.77 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 69 and C$ 92, depending on the car size.
Intermediate (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Chesapeake.
A Intermediate car rental in Chesapeake costs C$ 38 per day, on average.
A Economy car rental in Chesapeake costs C$ 40 per day, on average.
A Compact car rental in Chesapeake costs C$ 44 per day, on average.
For flexibility and navigation through narrow streets and heavy traffic, we recommend a small car. In this case, we recommend economy, compact, or convertible vehicles. However, if you are a group of more than four people, go for a full or premium SUV or a minivan.
The statutory speed limit in Chesapeake and the entire Virginia state is 55mph. Virginia is one of the few states with a relatively low-speed limit. The typical speed limit on most highways is 45mph. Unpaved roads have a maximum of 35mph, while commercial and residential areas have up to 25mph.
You can park your car at West Plaza Street Garage, Westside Garage, Boush Street Garage, and Main Street Garage, all located in Downtown Norfolk. Parking fees are affordable, going for as low as $1 an hour and about $10 a day.