Renting a car is the most comfortable and convenient way to tour the city of Greensboro, North Carolina, as well as other main destinations across the state. Explore unmissable attractions such as the International Civil Rights Center and Museum or the Greensboro Arboretum, which is only 3 miles from downtown. For a longer road trip, head to Charlotte, about 90 miles away.
All the big car rental agencies, including Alamo, Avis, Enterprise, and Hertz, can be found at Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO), which is about 12 miles from Greensboro’s city center. The car rental desks are located near the Baggage Claim area in the airport’s main terminal. The vehicles are typically parked within walking distance.
Fall is the best time to visit, as the weather is mostly dry after the typically wet spring and summer, which often see rainfall and thunderstorms. Avoid driving in the downtown area, as it’s usually pretty packed, and park the car in the surrounding areas instead. A good tip to make use of your car is to drive it through the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park for a self-guided tour.
Although Greensboro has one of the best commute times in the country, the roads still get busier during rush hour, both in the morning (between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m.) and in the evening (between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.). The area near the Coliseum experiences traffic jams every time there’s a big event. The Elm-Eugene stretch downtown and Gate City Boulevard can also get rather busy.
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Intermediate rental cars in Greensboro are around 57% cheaper than other car types, on average
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Some car rental companies in Greensboro which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Budget, Thrifty and Dollar
On average a hire car in Greensboro costs C$ 62 per day.
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Greensboro are Alamo (8.4, 184 reviews), Enterprise (8.1, 97 reviews), and Hertz (7.4, 74 reviews).
The average gas price in Greensboro is C$ 4.08 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 49 and C$ 65, depending on the car size.
Standard (Jeep Patriot or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Greensboro.
A Standard car rental in Greensboro costs C$ 66 per day, on average.
A Intermediate car rental in Greensboro costs C$ 72 per day, on average.
A Compact car rental in Greensboro costs C$ 59 per day, on average.
In Greensboro, cars are most frequently rented at Thrifty 1000 North Ted Johnson Parkway (13 km from city centre ).
On average a rental car in Greensboro costs C$ 431 per week (C$ 62 per day).
On average a rental car in Greensboro costs C$ 1,845 per month (C$ 62 per day).
A small automatic car is a good option for travelers who don't require much space for passengers or luggage, as it is easy to drive and park around Greensboro. If you’re traveling throughout North Carolina, a spacious sedan or an SUV might offer more comfort, especially if the whole family is on board too.
The speed limit within Greensboro is usually 35 miles per hour (mph), but it may be lower in certain residential areas, in which case speed limit signs will be posted. Rural roads typically have a speed limit of 55 mph and interstates all have posted speed limits, with the maximum being 70 mph.
The average gas prices in the city are approximately $2.18 per gallon. Lower prices can range anywhere between $1.89 and $2.07 per gallon. If you’re heading for a road trip across the state, remember to fill up the tank early in the morning or late in the evening so as to avoid crowded gas stations during the day.
Although there are on-street parking spaces available in downtown Greensboro, the public parking lots and decks are the best option. The Bellemeade Street Parking Deck, located at the corner of Bellemeade and Elm streets, is open 24 hours a day. It charges $0.75 per hour, with the first hour being free and free parking between 6 and 9 p.m. Parking your car there after 9 p.m. will cost you $2 per hour.