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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Hickory

  • Car rentals in Hickory are definitely recommended so that you can explore North Carolina in all of its wonder. The city of Hickory, North Carolina is located in the center of the western half of the state, northwest of Charlotte. This town is bordered on the north by Catawba River and bordered on the south by I-40. The state of North Carolina is known for its scenic byways, roads that avoid the more popular congested interstates and highways and opt for taking travelers through amazing scenery, iconic geography, and North Carolina history. Several of the state’s 62 byways are just west of Hickory, and Hickory car rentals make exploring them easy and fun. Furthermore, the cities Asheville, Boone, and Charlotte are just an hour away from small town Hickory, and car rentals in Hickory will get you there in comfort and convenience.
  • The best airport for securing car rentals in Hickory is the Charlotte Douglas International Airport, which is about a drive of 1h to the southeast. Car rental agencies are all situated in front of the terminal, in the Rental Car Facility located in the Level 2 lobby of the Hourly Deck. When it is time to return your rental, follow the signs when you enter airport grounds to the Hourly Deck. Drive past it and take your first left into Rental Car Returns.
  • Hickory, North Carolina is a city that very much encourages pedestrian traffic and “dwell time” in its downtown area, especially in and around it's City Walk. In neighborhoods, homeowners often petition for reduced speed limits. For these reasons, expect to drive more slowly than you’re used to when you drive any Hickory car rentals. Hickory prides itself on its calm roads and its downtown designed for pedestrians.
  • The Social District in downtown Hickory extends one block to the west of 3rd Street and approximately three blocks to the east of 3rd Street. In the north-south direction, it extends two blocks above Main Avenue NW and one to two blocks below Main Avenue NW. In the Social District, alcohol consumption is allowed until 10 pm. So, if you are driving in the downtown area around that time of night, keep in mind that around 10 pm is when many patrons come of restaurants and bar, finished drinking for the night, meaning there might be buzzed or inebriated drivers on the road.
  • Book your rental car in Hickory at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Hickory are around 15% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Hickory

  • How much is gas price in Hickory?

    The average gas price in Hickory is C$ 5.32 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 64 and C$ 85, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Hickory?

    Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Hickory.

  • Which car rental companies are at Douglas airport (CLT)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Douglas airport include Dollar, Easirent, Hertz, Ace, CarWiz, Budget, Sixt, Alamo and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Douglas airport (CLT)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Douglas airport to off-airport locations include Dollar, Hertz, Ace, Budget, Alamo and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

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

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

  • How much does a Mini car rental cost in Hickory?

    A Mini car rental in Hickory costs C$ 100 per day, on average.

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

    A Full Size car rental in Hickory costs C$ 141 per day, on average.

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

    An Intermediate car rental in Hickory costs C$ 76 per day, on average.

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

    Hickory is an ideal location for exploring the scenic byways to the west and heading to nearby cities to the north, west, and southeast. North Carolina is a great place to do a lot of driving, and for that, an economical car with good gas mileage, such as a compact, makes for ideal car rentals in Hickory. However, if you are headed up into the Blue Ridge Mountains or to the recreational areas near Lake Hickory, you might want a SUV, minivan, or pickup truck for storing picnic supplies, toys, games, sports equipment, and adventure gear.

  • What’s the speed limit in Hickory?

    The city of Hickory, North Carolina is proud of its Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program, which is designed to lower speed limits throughout the residential streets of the city. Due to a large legislative and neighborhood push, you will find a posted speed limit of 25 mph on many neighborhood streets. The town takes speeding seriously, so make sure to pay attention to all posted speed limits. I-40 and highways surrounding Hickory have speed limits of 60 mph with a small stretch of 70 mph just to the west of Hickory. Some major roads north of Hickory have a posted speed limit of 40 or 35 mph, especially near Lake Hickory and the Catawba River.

  • Where are the best places to park in Hickory?

    There is copious parking available in downtown Hickory. On the streets surrounding Union Square, 3h parking is common. A block or two away from the center of downtown, unrestricted street parking is common. There are at least 7 parking lots downtown that allow parking for up to 3h as well as at least 3 unrestricted parking lots.

Hickory car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

7.0

Best rated

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.4

Value for money

7.0

One location in Hickory

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Locations in Hickory

229 Us Highway 70 Se

+1 828 328 9110

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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2.0 Poor

Feb. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing didn't have a car

Cons:

Honesty

8.0 Very good

Nov. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes Daniel was great!

10.0 Wonderful

Aug. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was very clean, staff at Hertz friendly!

Cons:

I was lucky to see a poster about toll pass program, would not have known that I could drive through the e-z pass without stopping to pay. Would be good to consider final destination for customers to make sure they know those tips!

2.0 Poor

Jul. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

To actually get to pick up and use the truck that I rented...didn't happen...wasn't notified until 8:30am on the day of pickup which was supposed to happen @ 9am...30 minutes before pickup time, I am told the truck would not be available.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

the staff made us laugh at the beginning and the turn in process was simple. Only bad thing is it's hard to see their location but once you know where it is, all is well.

9.6 Wonderful

Apr. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The three women that worked there were spectacular. There was an issue with the car I got and they had it fixed and ready to go super fast.

Cons:

Price for weekly rate. Usually weekly rate is cheapest and this time it was more. Not a crazy amount more but still sucked.

1 out of 5

Budget

6.4

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

6.0

One location in Hickory

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Locations in Hickory

1960 Us Hwy Se Suite 2100

+1 828 322 4206

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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6.4 Okay

Jul. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The pick up location staff were great, the vehicle was wonderful!

Cons:

We couldn't find the drop off location, searched for 20 minutes. Google maps took us to the wrong place so I was 17 minutes late and was charged 45 additional dollars!! We were with someone raised in Virginia Beach and she couldn't find the place either. Very frustrated...

8.0 Very good

Aug. 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

We were initially put in a car that reeked of smoke. (Our first clue of a problem should have been the chatty employee that talked about 'so many cars are returned with a smokey smell'... as though that would somehow make this seem normal.) We had to complain to get the car changed, but once we complained, the car was quickly swapped out. IMO, the guy wanted to unload the car on us - we were doing a long distance one-way rental... he probably wanted us to take the car so that he could remove it from his inventory.

2.0 Poor

Oct. 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

I never got to pick up the car. I ran into traffic and was literally 3 minutes late. I called ahead to let them know and asked if they could stay open 5 min so I could get the car. Instead they told me they closed promptly at 5:00 and there was nothing they could do about it. Extremely poor customer service

1 out of 1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

5.9

Cleanliness

6.3

Comfort

5.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.9

Value for money

5.5

6 locations in Hickory

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1021 Burkemont Avenue

+1 828 430 8640

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1171b Lenoir Rhyne Blvd Se

+1 828 327 4335

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1212 E. Garner-bagnal Blvd

+1 704 871 8900

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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1633 N Highway 16

+1 704 489 9820

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3938 Hickory Blvd

+1 828 324 5459

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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525 E Main St

+1 704 732 9393

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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2.0 Poor

Jan. 2024

KAYAK
Enterprise called in the morning and told me they did not have a car for me.

9.2 Wonderful

Nov. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

What we expected. Fast, friendly pickup for people in a hurry.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was super friendly and efficient. I had a reservation so my waiting was very minimum.

Cons:

I didn't get the car I wanted but I was sooo desperate to get anything to get me out of town. I made a reservation online.

5.6 Fair

Sep. 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

It would have been nice if they had the vehicle I have reserved. I paid extra money for a full size sedan but they only had a compact. I was charged the same price for a much smaller vehicle. I purchased Collision coverage off of kayak but the Enterprise employee tried tricking me into buy addition

2.0 Poor

Aug. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

I go to pick up my rental SUV that I had reserved for two weeks. I made a adjustment to it the friday before to pick it up Tuesday morning at 7:30 am instead on Monday at 530pm. The kid that modified my reservation I believe his name was Ian from Enterprize in Morganton on hey 64 he told me I was set that it has changed told me my total and i went on way excited for my upcoming vacation. I go in to get my rental Tuesday morning and ready to hit the road with my children for Mrytle Beach they tell me they dont have me nothing that I was suppose to come in yesterday. I explained that I modified it and the guy said there was nothing he could do and try to make it sounds like it was fault. The manager was very rude about it and put blame on me. I had to call enterprize and frantically find another rental no one could help me. Long story short I finally found a Van from Ecomomy Car rental for double my rate I had reserved from Enterproze. Very unprofessional and I will never use them again. Oh yea we finally got on the road for the beach at noon 4.5 hours later and 175 bucks more cost. Thanks Enterprize.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Car rental price and friendly staff.

Cons:

Nothing.

1 out of 4

Avis

4.8

Mediocre

10 reviews

Cleanliness

6.2

Comfort

5.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.9

Value for money

5.4

One location in Hickory

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1960 Us Hwy Se Suite 2100

+1 828 328 3206

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

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8.0 Very good

Oct. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

friendly staff easy pickup

9.2 Wonderful

Feb. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes. I picked it up in a small town and they told me some things that Charlotte staff said wasn't true but they gave me a $10 discount when I dropped it off 2 make up the difference

Cons:

I was really nervous picking up the car because it had animal hair on many of the seats and the floor mat was torn and there were a lot of rather large scratches on the hood. They kept reassuring me that I wouldn't be charged for any of that but in the past I've had them be real sticklers about it so asked them to write it on my check out papers. They kind of acted like I was crazy to be concerned about being charged for the damaged :-)

6.4 Okay

Jan. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The inside of the car was fine, and what we expected. Pick-up and drop off were super quick and convenient.

Cons:

The car was filthy dirty outside. So bad, I took photos. Don't know how they can release a car in those conditions! Also, we picked up late in the day, and the day we wanted to return the car, they were not open that late, so we had to pay for an entire extra day for one hour. On top of that, I just noticed they charged us a $10 fee for giving them an extra day of busines!!! This should not happen. Other companies we rent from allow you to return anytime. Guess they have a camera that tells them when you dropped it off [or the keys in the slot], to make sure you are on time. Avis should get with the times!

8.8 Very good

Mar. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was the same size as advertised, and the rate given by Kayak was exactly what we were charged. We even got a refund for leaving more gas than we got! This was our first experience using Kayak and overall it was great, especially the rate in comparison to others.

Cons:

Car had not been cleaned outside, just "watered" down. They did not go over dents in the car and when we noticed drove back to let them know.

2.0 Poor

Aug. 2023

KAYAK
My original reservation had my pick up location in North Carolina with a drop off in Las Vegas. I picked up the vehicle for my original reservation in Hickory, North Carolina on Thursday, August 10th at 5:00pm. It was a Ford Expedition (Avis Car Number 97345824). As soon as I get home, I noticed that the license plate was expired so I called and was directed to roadside assistance. They scheduled a replacement vehicle and a Chrysler Voyager was delivered. Avis Car Number 52549291. That car was not delivered to me in hickory until 12:30am, Friday morning. Delaying the use of my rental car the until the following day. After being replaced with a minivan, as opposed to the vehicle I originally reserved, my family and I were forced to make do with the new accommodations. The rear cargo space is not near the same size as we had with the prior Ford Expedition. So we had to have luggage on some of our laps, for a cross country trip. In addition to the size, it is not nearly as luxurious as the car I reserved and paid for. Furthermore, upon driving the next day, the Low Engine Oil light came on. Which forced me to call roadside assistance again and schedule a second replacement vehicle near Kansas City, Missouri. So once again, we were not able to drive our vehicle for hours. A tow truck picked up the Chrysler Voyager and brought us the Jeep Grand Cherokee at 10:00pm that night. Which as you might know, is even smaller than the Chrysler. Before receiving delivery of the Jeep grand Cherokee, the tow truck came to pick up the Chrysler Voyager to return to Avis. Once he picked it up, and before I was delivered my new vehicle, I got an email saying my reservation has been complete. I was charged, in full, after only having the vehicle for less than 24 hours. Upon delivery of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, no new paperwork came along with the vehicle. But apparently a new reservation was opened for a one-way trip from Kansas City, Missouri to Las Vegas, Nevada. So when I delivered the Jeep at my destination in Las Vegas, there was an additional charge for a One Way trip. So after having to deal with all that I have stated above. Having to switch vehicles twice, load, unload and load once again all of our luggage. All of that in addition to not even being able to use the vehicle for hours, for multiple days. And the vehicle I reserved and was charged for I never even drove. I hope you understand my displeasure in the troubles, initially caused by your company and I was hoping to be reimbursed to make things right. I look forward to hearing back from you. Have a wonderful day! Thank you very much.

2.0 Poor

Apr. 2022

KAYAK
Hickory location doesn't value customers

1 out of 3

Easirent

3.9

Poor

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One location in Hickory

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Hickory Regional Airport

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51 travellers who rented a car in Hickory gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.4

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