Harrisburg car rentals from C$ 72/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 Harrisburg with a pick-up date of 20/4 and drop-off date of 22/4. 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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Harrisburg car rental information

Pick-up locationHarrisburg
Car typesCompact, Full-size SUV, Intermediate SUV, Minivan, Standard SUV
Rental locations13
Airport locations4
Popular agenciesHertz, Avis, Budget, Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Cheap car rentals in Harrisburg

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CompactC$ 72/day
MinivanC$ 96/day
Full-size SUVC$ 163/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 77/day
Standard SUVC$ 85/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Harrisburg

  • Main roads in Harrisburg provide smooth navigation. On the other hand, roads off the main roads are composed of alternating two- and one-way streets, which can be confusing. Potholes are also common on some Harrisburg roads due to the extreme winter temperatures that cause the freezing of seeped water underneath roads. As such, driving Harrisburg car rentals off the main roads can be a bit challenging for outsiders. Road markings on certain streets are no longer visible due to wear out. We advise finding a route to your destination before getting behind the wheels of cheap car rentals in Harrisburg. You can equip your rental with GPS to help you find the best routes to your destination. While driving, look for signs and road marking to help you reach your destination safely.
  • In Harrisburg, anyone above 21 years operating a vehicle with a BAC of more than 0.08% will be penalized. Those below 21 should not operate vehicles with a BAC of more than 0.02%. The penalty and fines imposed will depend on your alcohol concentration. Higher alcohol concentrations will attract heavier fines. The law requires drivers of cheap car rentals in Harrisburg to clear their vehicles of ice and snow during winter before getting on the road. Failure to do this might lead to dislodged ice which may cause injuries to pedestrians and other road users. You will be held liable when this happens. Driving on the left lane for more than two miles attracts a fine. So does using your windshield wipers without turning on your headlights.
  • Maneuver your vehicle with ease around the city and from Harrisburg to other cities using main roads. U.S. Route 22 circles the northeast center of the city. It runs north to Wildwood Park and the Susquehanna River. Interstate 81 cuts across northern Harrisburg, heading to Michaux State Forest and Wilkes-Barre in the south and northeast, respectively. It passes several states from New York to Tennessee. Interstate 76 takes you to Pittsburg in the west and Philadelphia in the east.
  • Harrisburg is like many U.S. cities in that it was designed and planned for automobiles. Public transportation in the city is quite lacking and their service is slow and inefficient. If you want to get around town efficiently, a personal vehicle is definitely the best option. For example, the 5-minute drive that it takes to get from downtown Harrisburg to the State Museum of Pennsylvania quickly turns into a 25-minute ride on public transport.
  • Those arriving at Harrisburg International Airport who are looking to rent a vehicle right after landing will find that the rental car desks are conveniently located in the Ground Floor Transportation Center of the airport’s main terminal.
  • Though Harrisburg is not that far north, it still experiences the occasional winter storms. Ice and snow can quickly blanket roads and drivers should be prepared for wintery weather if they visit during the colder months of the year. Drivers not confident in their ability to handle the snow and ice should make sure to drive extra carefully and to check the weather regularly so that a storm doesn’t catch them by surprise.
  • Drivers can expect the morning rush hour in Harrisburg to pick up at around 6:30 a.m. during the workweek and to finish up by around 9:00 a.m. As for the afternoon rush hour, it is a bit less severe and starts at about 4:00 p.m. and quiets down shortly after 6:00 p.m. The Capital Beltway is one of the more bogged-down avenues in Harrisburg, particularly as it crosses the Susquehanna River.
  • Book your rental car in Harrisburg at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Harrisburg are around 36% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Intermediate rental cars in Harrisburg are around 17% cheaper than other car types, on average

Harrisburg car rental experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travelers who rented a car in Harrisburg 
Verified travelerSep. 2023
Check fo see if the rental agency closes at 5pm, like Hertz, and if so, would you still even have time to pick up the car after your flight arrives!
JeannieAug. 2023
Look for signage on the left of drop off/pick up- small sign that just says Rental Csrs

FAQs about renting a car in Harrisburg

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

    Fortunately for those who prefer large cars, Harrisburg’s wide streets are well-suited for all sizes of vehicles. Whether you are driving an SUV or a compact, you should have no problem navigating the streets of Harrisburg. However, drivers should note that in the downtown area the on-street parking spaces can be limited in size, making a smaller vehicle easier to park. Additionally, if you plan on embarking on long drives across the state or are concerned about your carbon footprint, it may be worth choosing a more fuel-efficient vehicle.

  • What’s the speed limit in Harrisburg?

    Speed limits in Harrisburg start at a low of 25 to 35 mph on residential roads. Next up after that are urban roads, which range from 35 to 50 mph, depending on their size and location. Rural roads, on the other hand, range from 40 to 55 mph, while interstates and highways have speed limits as high as 70 mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Harrisburg?

    Parking garages are plentifully available in Harrisburg and drivers should have no issue finding spots in them. Additionally, parallel on-street parking is amply available on many of the city streets, aside from the largest urban roads. In general, drivers will find that streetside parking is predominantly popular in the less dense urban areas and peripheral residential areas in Harrisburg. As for paid parking, rates start as low as $1.50 per hour in many garages.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Harrisburg?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Budget (C$ 72/day), Hertz (C$ 77/day) and Avis (C$ 96/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Budget 4612 Jonestown Road 17109 (7 kilometers from city center).

  • What is the best rental car company in Harrisburg?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in Harrisburg is Hertz (7.4, 60 reviews).

  • How much is gas price in Harrisburg?

    The average gas price in Harrisburg 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 Harrisburg?

    Intermediate (Nissan Rogue or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Harrisburg.

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

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

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

    An Intermediate car rental in Harrisburg costs C$ 102 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Harrisburg?

    A Standard car rental in Harrisburg costs C$ 73 per day, on average.

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

    A Full Size car rental in Harrisburg costs C$ 95 per day, on average.

  • Are there car rentals in downtown Harrisburg?

    Downtown Harrisburg hosts several car rental providers for renters arriving by road. Enterprise Rent A Car is along Paxton Street and S Cameron Street, while Budget is along Jonestown Road. These locations provide renters with diverse options for rentals to satisfy different travel needs.

  • Does Harrisburg have toll roads?

    Yes, the main toll road in Harrisburg is the Pennsylvania Turnpike. It connects the areas of Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and Pittsburg. Tolls are payable via Toll by Plate or E-ZPass. Using the E-ZPass will get you discounts on the tolls.

Harrisburg car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

7.4

Best rated

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.6

Value for money

7.4

3 locations in Harrisburg

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Locations in Harrisburg

2 Terminal Drive

+1 717 944 4080

Monday09:00 - 23:59
Tuesday09:00 - 23:59
Wednesday09:00 - 23:59
Thursday09:00 - 23:59
Friday09:00 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 23:59
Sunday09:00 - 23:59

2741 Paxton Street

+1 717 561 2107

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 23:59

3462 Paxton Street

+1 717 561 2107

Monday09:00 - 23:59
Tuesday09:00 - 23:59
Wednesday09:00 - 23:59
Thursday09:00 - 23:59
Friday09:00 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 23:59

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2.0 Poor

Jun. 2022

KAYAK
We arrived there and no cars were available and no one notified us and we were stranded there. They had no solutions for us

10.0 Wonderful

Jan. 2022

KAYAK
Everything was great! The staff were super friendly and helpful. The car was fantastic. Awesome experience!

4.0 Mediocre

Oct. 2021

KAYAK
I arrived after a full day of flying across country and was exhausted. The woman handling my rental had already chosen a car which would not have been my preference. I arrived at the counter by wheelchair and explained that I needed a car with a more upright seat. She disregarded my comments and said to check the car and come back to the counter if I wanted to switch. At this point, handling my bags and walking with a crutch, this was an unrealistic expectation on her part. I managed to use the car, but found it painful getting in and out of it.

8.0 Very good

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Price was good and the car was nice and clean.

Cons:

When I dropped off at JFK Airport, I was in dire need of a restroom after driving across New York and getting stuck in traffic. The woman at the desk didn’t want to give the code to use the restroom. I guess that will teach me not to have White Privilege.

8.0 Very good

Apr. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Great car, very clean

6.0 Okay

Jan. 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Was missing window scraper. Car was from Florida, the windshield wiper fluid was not freeze proof. It froze solid in Pennsylvania. I had to stop several times, go to gas station to clean windshield so that I could see. THis was annoying.

1 out of 19

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.4

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.6

Value for money

8.0

2 locations in Harrisburg

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Locations in Harrisburg

112 N Mountain Rd

+1 717 671 8455

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday08:00 - 17:30

2222 Paxton St

+1 717 564 9444

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 23:59
Sunday10:00 - 15:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Oct. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The service,and the vehicle.

Cons:

The price

9.2 Wonderful

Jun. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy and staff friendly

Cons:

Kia driver’s seat is so uncomfortable !

8.8 Very good

Apr. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Courteous staff. Great car for the price. Car could have been cleaner inside and out, but overall a nice rental experience.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The service was excellent. The staff was an incredible team. Antoine is amazing. He is so friendly, yet professional, taking care of multiple customers, yet, not one of them could feel neglected. He used teamwork, asking others to finish customer' service he had set up in computer. I looked up his name, online; it means; "from Latin Antonius) that could mean beyond praise or highly praise-worthy. " I regret, I did not get the name, of the gentleman who took me to my car, and finished my contract. He to was friendly and efficient. Then, when I returned my car, Enterprise hooked me up, with a ride home. Mr. Caesar was very nice to converse with, on the way home. Thanks Enterprise!

10.0 Wonderful

Sep. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy and quick

Cons:

N/A

2.0 Poor

Sep. 2022

KAYAK
The woman at the Harrisburg location used a machine that wouldn’t accept my credit card. I called the credit card company to make sure the prob was not on my end and it wasn’t but she was ready to send me away, not that I would have gotten far without a car… I finally convinced her to try a different machine and of course it worked. I understand that she was stressed and working alone but honestly to think she would turn a customer away is astounding. She did not apologize when we realized finally it was her mistake.

1 out of 2

Budget

6.2

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.6

Value for money

6.5

One location in Harrisburg

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Locations in Harrisburg

4612 Jonestown Road

+1 717 652 2222

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
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2.0 Poor

Nov. 2023

KAYAK
Way to many add on fees

8.0 Very good

Oct. 2022

KAYAK
Brand new SUV Thanks

8.0 Very good

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff friendly & helpful; Pick-up & Drop-off very easy.

Cons:

Clarifications about insurance options with online booking.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was ready when promised, staff was great. Great experience.

6.4 Okay

Oct. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was really nice, clean and well equipped.

Cons:

I didn't know that the vehicle was not at the airport so I had to pay $40 for a cab to take me to the rental car place. had to change my reservation to drop off at the airport and was then told that I had limited miles so I got charged a lot more than I was expecting. I also couldn't figure out the push button start on the car!

8.0 Very good

Aug. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The rental and dropoff process was fast. Very nice customer service.

Cons:

none

1 out of 6

Avis

6.0

Okay

No reviews available

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.0

2 locations in Harrisburg

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Locations in Harrisburg

4201 Chambers Hill Road

(1) 717-697-4321

Opening times not available

4612 Jonestown Rd

+1 717 652 2222

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday08:00 - 17:30

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Dollar

6.0

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Harrisburg

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2741 Paxton Street

+1 717 561 2107

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 23:59

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Easirent

4.6

Mediocre

No reviews available

2 locations in Harrisburg

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Locations in Harrisburg

Capital City Airport

Opening times not available

Harrisburg International Airport

Opening times not available

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

One location in Harrisburg

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Locations in Harrisburg

2 Terminal Drive

Opening times not available

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136 travellers who rented a car in Harrisburg gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.9

Car rental locations in or near Harrisburg

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Most popular car type

Intermediate

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