Harrisburg car rentals

Harrisburg car rentals

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Harrisburg, PA, United States
22 Sep — 29 Sep
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Harrisburg, PA, United States
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Wed 29/9
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Harrisburg car rental Information

Pick-up locationHarrisburg
Rental locations9
Airport locations4

Harrisburg car rental reviews and directory

From C$ 72/dayRated #1
Hertz
Best rated
Most popular
7.6 Good (60 reviews)
3 locations in Harrisburg
Hertz
Locations in Harrisburg
  • 8
  • 7.8
  • 7.6
  • 7.8
  • 7.3
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From C$ 51/dayRated #2
Enterprise
Cheapest deal
8.3 Excellent (21 reviews)
5 locations in Harrisburg
Enterprise
Locations in Harrisburg
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
  • 8.3
  • 8.4
  • 8.3
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Rated #3
Budget
7.5 Good (19 reviews)
2 locations in Harrisburg
Budget
Locations in Harrisburg
  • 7.8
  • 7.7
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
  • 7.1
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Easirent
2 locations in Harrisburg
Easirent
Locations in Harrisburg
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Sunnycars
1 location in Harrisburg
Sunnycars
Locations in Harrisburg
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100 travellers who rented a car in Harrisburg gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.7

Car rental locations in or near Harrisburg

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

C$ 63/day

Good deal

C$ 59/day

When to book a rental car in Harrisburg

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

Top tips for renting a car in Harrisburg

  • 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.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Harrisburg for C$ 59 or less
  • Book your rental car in Harrisburg at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Harrisburg are around 23% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Harrisburg

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

  • On average a hire car in Harrisburg costs C$ 63 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in Harrisburg is Hertz (7.8, 75 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Harrisburg is C$ 4.46 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 53 and C$ 71, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Harrisburg.

  • The only car rental company onsite at Harrisburg airport is Hertz.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Harrisburg airport to off-airport locations include Hertz and Enterprise.

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

  • A Economy car rental in Harrisburg costs C$ 56 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Harrisburg costs C$ 62 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Harrisburg costs C$ 69 per day, on average.

  • On average a rental car in Harrisburg costs C$ 442 per week (C$ 63 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Harrisburg costs C$ 1,896 per month (C$ 63 per day).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Drivers can expect to pay, on average, $2.35 per gallon of gas in Harrisburg. This is a fairly average price that is well below the $3.00+ prices seen on the West Coast, but also a bit above the sub-$2.00 prices seen in Texas.

  • 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.