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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Madison

  • While it is true that Madison has quite an extensive public transportation system, the bus service can often experience delays. Because of this, car rentals in Madison are a great way to explore the region while saving time and sticking to your own schedule. Plus, when you have access to Madison car rentals, you can easily go to places that are a bit further away from the city center. For example, you can visit the Olbrich Botanical Gardens and the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.
  • If you’ll be arriving in the region via plane, keep in mind that you can grab car rentals in Madison from Dane County Regional Airport (MSN). The car rental center can be conveniently located in the baggage claim area of the Arrivals terminal. There are a few different rental companies that have offices here, including Alamo, Budget, and National. Each of these companies keeps their fleet stored directly on airport property.
  • Driving car rentals in Madison is typically an easy experience. However, it is still a relatively big city, so downtown can become quite busy. During the warmer months, there will typically be many pedestrians and cyclists, so you will want to drive slowly and carefully while keeping your eyes open for them. You will also find the occasional road that is pedestrian only, so be on the lookout for these.
  • To avoid getting caught in a traffic jam driving a car rental in Madison, try not to be on the road during rush hour. In Madison, rush hour typically falls between the hours of 6:00 to 9:00 am and 3:00 to 6:00 pm Madison is also known for having quite a bit of ice and snow during the winter months, so always drive cautiously in these conditions. You will want to make sure that your rental vehicle is properly outfitted with chains and that you stick to driving on roads that are plowed and safe.
  • Book your rental car in Madison at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Premium rental cars in Madison are around 77% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Madison

  • How much is gas price in Madison?

    The average gas price in Madison is C$ 5.36 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 64 and C$ 86, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Madison?

    Premium (GMC Yukon or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Madison.

  • Which car rental companies are at Huntsville airport (HSV)?

    The only car rental company onsite at Huntsville airport is Budget.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Huntsville airport (HSV)?

    The only car rental company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Huntsville airport to off-airport locations is Budget.

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

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

  • How much does a Premium car rental cost in Madison?

    A Premium car rental in Madison costs C$ 116 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Madison?

    An Economy car rental in Madison costs C$ 48 per day, on average.

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

    A Mini car rental in Madison costs C$ 103 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving a car rental in Madison?

    If you will be mainly driving in the city center of Madison, a smaller vehicle can come in handy. Compact and economy models, as well as sedans, will be particularly convenient, as they are easy to maneuver and to squeeze into smaller parking spaces. For those going on longer road trips, a large vehicle will be a convenient option. Both vans and SUVs will provide you with plenty of space for passengers and cargo. Larger vehicles are also good to drive during particularly snowy conditions as they offer stability and will often have 4-wheel drive.

  • What’s the speed limit in Madison?

    When driving on a state highway or a country road, the speed limit will typically be a maximum of 65 mph. If you are in a part of town that is relatively sparsely populated, the speed limit will normally be a maximum of 35 mph. When driving in a residential area, a business area, or near a construction site, there will typically be a maximum speed limit of 25 mph.

  • Where are the best places to park a rental car in Madison?

    It is possible to find free street parking in downtown Madison. These spots generally have a maximum time limit of two hours. There are also quite a few metered parking spaces to choose from. If you are not able to find a spot on the street, you can always choose from one of the many free and paid parking garages and lots that are available. If it is a paid parking garage or lot, you will usually have the option of either paying by the hour or paying a flat rate for the entire day. Hourly rates vary, but all public parking lots and garages have a maximum daily price.

Madison car rental reviews and directory

Avis

10.0

Wonderful

44 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Madison

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Locations in Madison

1000 Glenn Hearn Blvd Sw

+1 256 258 1034

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Wonderful

Mar. 2024

KAYAK
Clean vehicle. Fast service.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec. 2023

KAYAK
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6.0 Okay

Apr. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

They put the spinner knob on when I mentioned that I didn't need hand controls.

Cons:

Customer service I am still trying to figure out what the extra $109 charge is for and no one will tell me.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was friendly and helpful

6.0 Okay

Sep. 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

The car smelled terrible like smoke. That’s not good when it’s 97 degrees out and you have to have windows closed with air on. It gave me a terrible headache.

4.8 Mediocre

Jul. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Car rental staff was nice, the location can't be beat--just get off the down escalator right by Baggage Claim and there it is!

Cons:

Renters were at the mercy of whoever looked at the long list of reservations and did not authorize delivering more cars for rental until an SOS from the desk staff. Waited over an hour for cars to be available so they could rent them--NOT professional at all and very unhappy customers!

1 out of 10

Hertz

6.0

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.0

2 locations in Madison

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1000 Glenn Hearn Blvd

+1 256 772 9331

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
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Sunday08:00 - 23:59

9091 Madison Blvd

+1 256 772 7166

Monday08:00 - 23:5913:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:5913:00 - 17:00
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Thursday13:00 - 17:0008:00 - 23:59
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2.0 Poor

Aug. 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Didn't get to drop car off since hertz have my car away.

3.6 Poor

Jul. 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Specifically asked at Nashville if I could change my payment method at drop off (different location) and was told yes. At drop off they said they can't do it, that I need to call Nashville, and they can. Called Nashville and they can't do it over the phone, I need to go to that location (i'm in a different state now). Called customer care- and they just had an attitude with me telling me if I want to change it I need to go to Nashville.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I didn't like the type of vehicle originally given; they swapped the car out for something more to my liking, no questions and no hassle.

2.0 Poor

May 2023

KAYAK
After the amount of money I paid. They tried charging $1200 as a retainer without telling me. I actually canceled the rental and just ordered an Uber

2.0 Poor

May 2023

KAYAK
Hertz didn't let me rent car due to person at counter personal opinion

2.0 Poor

Feb. 2023

KAYAK
Company confirmed they had a rental the day before when I showed up they did not have a vehicle available.

1 out of 3

National

7.5

One location in Madison

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1000 Glenn Hearn Blvd Sw

+1 844 370 7396

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Wonderful

Mar. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Awesome customer service and efficiency!

1 out of 1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

No score available yet

2 locations in Madison

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1000 Glenn Hearn Blvd Sw

+1 833 898 2146

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
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9300 Madison Blvd

+1 256 464 5609

Monday08:00 - 23:59
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Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Oct. 2023

KAYAK
Customer service was fantastic.

8.0 Very good

May 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was friendly and the drop-off was easy.

Cons:

The car was dirty on the outside and had a bad smell on the inside.

7.6 Good

Feb. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Still never got my receipt from drop off

10.0 Wonderful

Dec. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything was excellent

Cons:

No issues to fix everything was on point

8.0 Very good

Nov. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Ease of pickup at the airport

10.0 Wonderful

Feb. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything was very easy to accomplish and the staff was pleasant to deal with! Good value.

Cons:

No improvement needed.

1 out of 8

Alamo

No score available yet

One location in Madison

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Locations in Madison

1000 Glenn Hearn Blvd Sw

+1 833 898 2147

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
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2.0 Poor

May 2024

KAYAK
The night before they were going to take my credit (chime credit not bank) . My son was stuck in Florida with his four year old. They wouldn’t rent it me, my. Ex husband went with exact same kind of card. And they rented go figure!

10.0 Wonderful

Feb. 2024

KAYAK
People

10.0 Wonderful

Jan. 2024

KAYAK
Great job and awesome cars!

10.0 Wonderful

Jun. 2021

KAYAK
We were expecting a midsize vehicle, but when we arrived all they had was a minivan. I was concerned about it getting terrible gas mileage and being bigger than we needed, but it worked out alright. It was comfortable for the 2 weeks we had it and the gas wasn't as good as we would have liked, but we enjoyed the space and comfort for the amount of time we spent on the road.

2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

I reserved a car online, and flew 800 miles . But when i arrived they told me i was not eligible to rent because of a deductible in 2004. Something I still have no knowledge of. Also poor customer service in Huntsville. Alabama.

8.4 Very good

Oct. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

The Lin’s seemed to move slow when I was picking up the car. There was only one person in front of me and it took a good 10 minutes to get me through the line. I’ve always thought car rental companies should pay attention to that metric. The last thing someone wants to be doing after a long airline flight is wait in a slow moving line.

1 out of 9

Budget

No score available yet

One location in Madison

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Locations in Madison

1000 Glenn Hearn Blvd Sw

+1 256 258 1038

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
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Thursday07:00 - 23:59
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8.0 Very good

Apr. 2024

KAYAK
Great experience at the counter. The car was dirty and probably not cleaned yet. I think they were just so busy turning cars around. I with the 4 hours I had the car were cheaper. This is why I rated it the way I did.

2.0 Poor

Feb. 2024

KAYAK
I wasn't able to rent my vehicle due to not knowing there was a deposit that had to be paid as well. Also, the vehicle wasn't even ready when I got there.

2.0 Poor

Jan. 2024

KAYAK
Truck (Ram) broke down. Waited 4 hours for a tow that was never dispatched. Robot chat kept telling me to wait longer. A joke.

8.0 Very good

Nov. 2023

KAYAK
E

10.0 Wonderful

Nov. 2023

KAYAK
V

8.0 Very good

Oct. 2023

KAYAK
Inside windshield was filthy . But the same with all car rentals I use Why is that always consistently the same ??😩

1 out of 6

Sunnycars

No score available yet

One location in Madison

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1000 Glean Hearn Blvd.

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VIPCars Recommendation

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One location in Madison

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1000 Glenn Hearn Blvd Sw, Huntsville, , USA Alabama

+1 914 368 0091

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181 travellers who rented a car in Madison gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

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