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Dayton, OH, United States
30 Jun — 7 Jul
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Dayton, OH, United States
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Dayton car rental Information

Pick-up locationDayton
Rental locations12
Airport locations3

Dayton car rental reviews and directory

From C$ 32/dayRated #1
Dollar
Best rated
Cheapest deal
Most popular
7.7 Good (67 reviews)
1 location in Dayton
Dollar
Locations in Dayton
3350 Valet Drive+1 937 898 5806
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
  • 7.9
  • 7.8
  • 7.5
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
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From C$ 38/dayRated #2
Thrifty
7.6 Good (39 reviews)
1 location in Dayton
Thrifty
Locations in Dayton
3350 Valet Drive+1 937 898 5806
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
  • 7.5
  • 7.8
  • 7.5
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Rated #3
Hertz
8.8 Excellent (15 reviews)
2 locations in Dayton
Hertz
Locations in Dayton
3350 Valet Circle+1 937 898 5806
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
8012 Mcewen Rd+1 937 438 0175
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
  • 8.9
  • 9.2
  • 8.5
  • 8.6
  • 8.9
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Rated #4
Enterprise
8.4 Excellent (13 reviews)
4 locations in Dayton
Enterprise
Locations in Dayton
3 Mackoil Ave+1 937 252 7798
Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
455 Miamisburg-centerville Rd+1 937 291 6370
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
4806 N Main St+1 937 274 4477
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
500 N Main St+1 937 228 4555
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 8.6
  • 8.7
  • 8
  • 8.1
  • 8.6
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Rated #5
Budget
7.7 Good (23 reviews)
2 locations in Dayton
Budget
Locations in Dayton
1323 Wilmington Avenue+1 937 294 8238
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
33 East 1st Street+1 937 220 9206
Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
  • 7.6
  • 8
  • 7.5
  • 7.9
  • 7.9
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Rated #6
Avis
7.5 Good (4 reviews)
2 locations in Dayton
Avis
Locations in Dayton
1323 Wilmington Avenue+1 937 294 5129
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
33 East 1st Street+1 937 222 6705
Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
  • 8
  • 7
  • 7.5
  • 8
  • 7
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161 travellers who rented a car in Dayton gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.8

Car rental locations in or near Dayton

Good to know

Most popular agency

Dollar

Most popular car type

Full-size

Average price

C$ 38/day

Good deal

C$ 35/day

When to book a rental car in Dayton

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in Dayton

  • Dayton is like the majority of cities in the U.S. in that it was designed for automobiles. Public transportation in the city is severely lacking, especially during evenings and on weekends. If you want to make the most out of your time in the city, it is highly recommended that you rent a vehicle. For instance, if you would like to visit the National Museum of the US Air Force, it is just an 11-minute drive from downtown Dayton. However, on public transport, it would take up to 30 minutes to get there.
  • For travelers looking to pick up a rental car after landing at Dayton International Airport, you can find the rental car desk in the airport’s Baggage Claim Area.
  • Though most don’t associate Dayton with wintery weather, it certainly has its fair share of snowstorms in the winter. Travelers visiting the city in winter should make sure to keep the rough weather in mind when planning any itineraries, especially if you aren’t from a snowy climate. However, with a bit of planning and caution, the snow is no hazard and it may even add a nice touch to your trip.
  • Rush hour traffic is a mixed bag in Dayton, especially if you plan on heading to Cincinnati or other neighboring cities. Morning rush hour traffic can start as early as 6:30 a.m. some mornings and slows down by around 9:00 a.m. on a typical day. The afternoon and evening peak usually goes from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Dayton for C$ 35 or less
  • Book your rental car in Dayton at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Dayton are around 33% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Dayton

  • Some car rental companies in Dayton which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Dollar and Thrifty

  • On average a hire car in Dayton costs C$ 38 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Dayton are Hertz (8.0, 55 reviews), and Dollar (7.8, 70 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Dayton is C$ 4.21 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 50 and C$ 67, depending on the car size.

  • Full-size (Chevrolet Malibu or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Dayton.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Dayton airport include Dollar and Thrifty.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Dayton airport to off-airport locations include Dollar and Thrifty.

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

  • A Full-size car rental in Dayton costs C$ 38 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Dayton costs C$ 48 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Dayton costs C$ 38 per day, on average.

  • On average a rental car in Dayton costs C$ 268 per week (C$ 38 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Dayton costs C$ 1,149 per month (C$ 38 per day).

  • Like most cities in the U.S., Dayton is perfectly suited for all sizes of vehicles. In fact, larger cars are some of the most popular vehicles on the road in Dayton. As such, visitors looking to rent a vehicle during their time in the city are recommended to choose their vehicle with their group in mind. This is partly because the city’s streets really are large enough to accomodate any vehicle so whether you choose a minivan, coupe, or anything in between, the vehicle will have no problems on the road in Dayton.

  • On the bottom end, Dayton’s speed limits start out as low as 25 to 30 mph in residential areas. From there, they range from 30 to 50 mph on urban roads and roads in built-up areas. In rural areas, though, the speed limit goes from 45 to 70 mph, while on highways and interstates the speed limit is 70 mph.

  • Drivers in Dayton can expect to pay an average of around $1.95 per gallon of gas. This is on the lower end of gas prices in the U.S., especially in comparison to some of the West Coast cities like Bakersfield, where gas costs around $2.90 per gallon.

  • If you heading downtown, the best option for parking, aside from parking at the actual businesses themselves, is to park at one of the many garages. There are plenty of parking garages and private parking lots in Dayton and many are conveniently located right by points of interest. Parking rates typically start as low as $3 per hour and go up to $10 in the most popular garages.