Louisville car rentals

Louisville car rentals

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Louisville, KY, United States
3 Nov — 10 Nov
Same drop-off
Louisville, KY, United States
Wed 3/11
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Wed 10/11
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Louisville car rental Information

Pick-up locationLouisville
Rental locations35
Airport locations11

Louisville car rental reviews and directory

From C$ 55/dayRated #1
Alamo
Best rated
8.8 Excellent (177 reviews)
1 location in Louisville
Alamo
Locations in Louisville
  • 8.9
  • 8.9
  • 8.7
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
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From C$ 45/dayRated #2
Thrifty
Most popular
Cheapest deal
7.5 Good (106 reviews)
1 location in Louisville
Thrifty
Locations in Louisville
  • 8
  • 7.8
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.5
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From C$ 56/dayRated #3
Hertz
7.4 Good (109 reviews)
4 locations in Louisville
Hertz
Locations in Louisville
  • 7.3
  • 7.5
  • 7.3
  • 7.2
  • 7.5
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From C$ 48/dayRated #4
Dollar
6.5 Good (121 reviews)
1 location in Louisville
Dollar
Locations in Louisville
  • 7
  • 7.1
  • 6.3
  • 6.2
  • 6.4
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Rated #5
Enterprise
8 Excellent (70 reviews)
15 locations in Louisville
Enterprise
Locations in Louisville
  • 8.1
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8.1
  • 7.9
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Rated #6
Payless
7.5 Good (37 reviews)
1 location in Louisville
Payless
Locations in Louisville
  • 7.5
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
  • 7.1
  • 7.7
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From C$ 60/dayRated #7
Budget
7.3 Good (88 reviews)
4 locations in Louisville
Budget
Locations in Louisville
  • 7.4
  • 7.6
  • 7.1
  • 6.9
  • 7.3
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From C$ 75/dayRated #8
Avis
8.4 Excellent (15 reviews)
4 locations in Louisville
Avis
Locations in Louisville
  • 8.4
  • 8.8
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
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Rated #9
National
8.2 Excellent (10 reviews)
1 location in Louisville
National
Locations in Louisville
  • 7.7
  • 7.9
  • 8.2
  • 8.7
  • 7.1
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Easirent
1 location in Louisville
Easirent
Locations in Louisville
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Sunnycars
1 location in Louisville
Sunnycars
Locations in Louisville
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U-Save
1 location in Louisville
U-Save
Locations in Louisville
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733 travellers who rented a car in Louisville gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.7

Car rental locations in or near Louisville

Good to know

Most popular agency

Thrifty

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

C$ 59/day

Good deal

C$ 51/day

When to book a rental car in Louisville

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

Car rental insurance in Louisville

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Louisville car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Louisville.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car rental insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Louisville car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Louisville

  • Ready to rent a car on your road trip to Louisville? Instead of using public transport, rent a car for an ultimate sense of freedom while exploring this city. There is no better way to see all that Louisville has to offer than by roaming around its charming streets. From the Highlands to the Ohio River to Cherokee Park, the city has plenty of sights to discover by car.
  • If you are flying into Louisville, it’s good to know that there are two airports: Louisville International and Bowman Fields. When you land at Louisville International Airport you will find the car rental counters on-site at the airport’s main Terminal. Once you get into arrivals, the car rental counters are located on the lower level near baggage claim.
  • Drivers new to the state of Kentucky will have to navigate various interstates, county roads, and city streets, along with rural and secondary roads. Louisville has many bicycle lanes to cater for its large bicycling community, so look out for cyclists in the city. During winter, be prepared for heavy snowfall and decrease your speed when driving in tough conditions.
  • Driving on Louisville’s crowded interstates during rush hour, particularly around Spaghetti Junction where three major interstates meet and merge, means you will encounter heavy traffic at some point. You should avoid driving in the morning, from 7:00 am to 9:00 am and during the afternoon between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm. On Thursdays you can expect delays during the evening commute on Thursdays, while on Friday mornings the rush hour is much lighter.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Louisville for C$ 51 or less
  • Book your rental car in Louisville at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Louisville are around 23% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Louisville

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

  • On average a hire car in Louisville costs C$ 59 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Louisville are Alamo (8.7, 194 reviews), Enterprise (8.3, 164 reviews), and Hertz (7.5, 182 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Louisville is C$ 4.54 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 54 and C$ 73, depending on the car size.

  • Intermediate (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Louisville.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Standiford Field airport include Thrifty, Hertz, Avis, Alamo, Dollar and Budget.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Standiford Field airport to off-airport locations include Thrifty, Hertz, Avis, Alamo, Dollar and Budget.

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

  • A Intermediate car rental in Louisville costs C$ 46 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Louisville costs C$ 60 per day, on average.

  • In Louisville, cars are most frequently rented at Thrifty 600 Terminal Dr (8 km from city centre ).

  • On average a rental car in Louisville costs C$ 413 per week (C$ 59 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Louisville costs C$ 1,771 per month (C$ 59 per day).

  • If you plan on driving around the center of Louisville, then a compact or economy car is ideal for short drives and makes parking stress-free. As Louisville features plenty of highways, a sedan or SUV is more comfortable for long trips with a bigger group.

  • The speed limit in Louisville’s city center is 25 mph, in residential and business districts the limit is 35 mph unless otherwise stated. On Kentucky's two-lane parkways and highways, the speed limit is 55 mph. The speed limit for driving on multi-lane and interstate highways outside metropolitan areas is 65 mph. For drivers on rural freeways and interstates, the limit is 70 mph.

  • Gas prices in Louisville are cheaper than the national average. Across the US, the price of gas is $2.42 per gallon. In the state of Kentucky, gas prices are $2.17 on average, while the price of gas in Louisville is around $2.35 per gallon.

  • Parking in Louisville is simple and depends on whether you are planning long or short-term parking. Metered parking is ideal for short stays and charge $2.00 per hour from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday to Saturday. After 6:00 pm and all day on Sundays there is free parking, plus free parking on national holidays. For longer stays, you should park in garages or surface lots, like 6th & Main Garage, which is central for all the tourist spots.