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New Orleans, LA, United States
21 Apr — 28 Apr
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New Orleans car rental Information

Pick-up locationNew Orleans
Rental locations19
Airport locations5

New Orleans car rental reviews and directory

From C$ 44/dayRated #1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.1 Excellent (166 reviews)
5 locations in New Orleans
Enterprise
Locations in New Orleans
1019 Baronne Street+1 504 593 9068
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00
10200 East I-10 Service Rd.+1 504 241 3900
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
1939 Canal Street+1 504 522 7900
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00
4001 S Carrollton Ave+1 504 483 1779
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
4122 Chef Menteur Hwy+1 504 942 8766
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 8.1
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
  • 7.9
  • 8.2
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From C$ 46/dayRated #2
Hertz
Most popular
6 Good (197 reviews)
2 locations in New Orleans
Hertz
Locations in New Orleans
13040 I 10 Service Road+1 504 246 2729
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
901 Convention Ctr Blvd+1 504 568 1645
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
  • 6.4
  • 6.5
  • 5.8
  • 5.4
  • 6.1
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From C$ 67/dayRated #3
Budget
7.4 Good (77 reviews)
2 locations in New Orleans
Budget
Locations in New Orleans
1317 Canal Street+1 504 565 5600
Monday09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday09:00 - 14:00
Wednesday09:00 - 14:00
Thursday09:00 - 14:00
Friday09:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00
2 Poydras Street+1 504 558 1860
Monday09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday09:00 - 14:00
Wednesday09:00 - 14:00
Thursday09:00 - 14:00
Friday09:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00
  • 7.6
  • 7.5
  • 7.4
  • 7.3
  • 7.2
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Rated #4
Economy Rent a Car
7.2 Good (10 reviews)
1 location in New Orleans
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in New Orleans
1021 Airline Dr, Kenner, LA+1 504 500 1880
  • 7.8
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
  • 7.6
  • 8
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From C$ 42/dayRated #5
Avis
7.1 Good (26 reviews)
3 locations in New Orleans
Avis
Locations in New Orleans
1317 Canal Street+1 504 523 4318
Monday09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday09:00 - 14:00
Wednesday09:00 - 14:00
Thursday09:00 - 14:00
Friday09:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00
2 Poydras Street+1 504 581 6901
Monday09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday09:00 - 14:00
Wednesday09:00 - 14:00
Thursday09:00 - 14:00
Friday09:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00
300 Poydras Street+1 504 581 6901
Monday09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday09:00 - 14:00
Wednesday09:00 - 14:00
Thursday09:00 - 14:00
Friday09:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
  • 7.1
  • 7
  • 7
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From C$ 18/dayRated #6
GREEN MOTION
Cheapest deal
6 Good (1 review)
1 location in New Orleans
GREEN MOTION
Locations in New Orleans
1701 Airline Dr+1 504 287 4090
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
  • 8
  • 10
  • 6
  • 4
  • 8
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From C$ 52/dayRated #7
Ace
5 Okay (9 reviews)
1 location in New Orleans
Ace
Locations in New Orleans
2070 Poydras Street+1 504 525 4551
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00
  • 5.5
  • 5.3
  • 4.8
  • 5.3
  • 6
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Eagle Rent A Car
2 locations in New Orleans
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in New Orleans
2830 Canal St
New Orleans airport
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Sunnycars
2 locations in New Orleans
Sunnycars
Locations in New Orleans
225 East Airline Hwy Kenner
600 Rental Blvd
Recent reviews
486 travellers who rented a car in New Orleans gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.0

Car rental locations in or near New Orleans

Good to know

Most popular agency

Thrifty

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

C$ 58/day

Good deal

C$ 42/day

When to book a rental car in New Orleans

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

Top tips for renting a car in New Orleans

  • New Orleans is a cultural melting pot of diverse heritage, world-renowned music, exceptional nightlife, and culinary options. Renting a car will help you maximize your time in New Orleans; whether you aim to explore the varied wetlands that the surrounding lakes and Mississippi River have to offer, or would prefer to discover secrets spread across the downtown metropolis, renting a car is the best option. Aside from checking out the distinctive Creole-styled architecture in the French Quarter, ensure you venture across Lake Pontchartrain and witness the isolated beauty of Fontainebleau State Park and Mandeville.
  • The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is located approximately 4.5 miles from the downtown area and you can expect to complete the drive in about 25 minutes. Major rental companies such as Enterprise, Budget, Hertz, and Dollar have a range of rental options to suit you; you can use KAYAK to find the best deal. Once you have collected your luggage, proceed towards the exit and take a right turn under the sheltered walkway towards the Car Rental Facility to pick up your keys.
  • Streetcars, commonly referred to as trams in other parts of the world, are present in the center of town and you must be careful while driving to provide the right of way and ensure you do not stop on the tracks. While drinking alcohol on the street is uniquely legal in New Orleans, having an open alcoholic container in your car while driving is not. Right-hand turns on a red light are legal in New Orleans unless otherwise indicated.
  • Like most major cities, New Orleans experiences rush hour delays at peak commuting periods of the work week. It is advisable to plan around the rush hour between 7:30 am and 9:30 am, as well as 4 pm and 7 pm. People come to New Orleans from all across the world to celebrate events such as Mardi Gras and the Jazz & Heritage Festival. During these festivities, traffic is particularly affected close to the French Quarter so, if you are in the city during this period, allow some extra time to reach your destination.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in New Orleans for C$ 42 or less
  • Book your rental car in New Orleans at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in New Orleans are around 49% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in New Orleans

  • Some car rental companies in New Orleans 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 Dollar

  • On average a hire car in New Orleans costs C$ 58 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in New Orleans are Enterprise (8.0, 205 reviews), Thrifty (7.8, 146 reviews), and Dollar (7.6, 234 reviews).

  • The average gas price in New Orleans is C$ 4.04 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 48 and C$ 65, depending on the car size.

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

  • The only car rental company onsite at Louis Armstrong airport is GREEN MOTION.

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

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

  • A Intermediate car rental in New Orleans costs C$ 66 per day, on average.

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

  • A Compact car rental in New Orleans costs C$ 66 per day, on average.

  • In New Orleans, cars are most frequently rented at Thrifty 600 Rental Blvd (19 km from city centre ).

  • On average a rental car in New Orleans costs C$ 406 per week (C$ 58 per day).

  • On average a rental car in New Orleans costs C$ 1,740 per month (C$ 58 per day).

  • There are plenty of winding, narrow, or dead-end streets throughout New Orleans, thanks to the town shaping around the Mississippi River. That’s why it is best to rent an intermediate sedan to suit. Use KAYAK to view the best deals across all rental companies and think about renting something similar to a Kia Soul or Hyundai Elantra.

  • The speed limit in the residential and commercial area of New Orleans can vary from 20 mph up to 45 mph, so be careful to check the indicated signage. On freeways that are close to urban areas, the speed limit can be as low as 50 mph, while in more rural areas you can increase your speed to 70 mph.

  • Your travel budget just got a handy helping hand, as New Orleans is one of the cheapest cities to fill up a tank of gas across all of the U.S. You can expect to pay approximately $2.09 per gallon of gas, which is considerably cheaper than the national average.

  • Commercially operated parking garages are the best option for secure parking in the downtown district. At Clarke Garage and Commerce Garage, both located on Gravier Street on the outskirts of the French Quarter, you can expect to pay approximately $10 to $15 for all-day weekend parking. Leave your car here for the day and explore the downtown district conveniently on foot.