Providence car rentals from C$ 81/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Providence with a pick-up date of 22/4 and drop-off date of 28/4. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Providence car rental information

Pick-up locationProvidence
Car typesIntermediate SUV, Standard SUV
Rental locations6
Airport locations1
Popular agenciesHertz

Cheap car rentals in Providence

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Intermediate SUVC$ 81/day
Standard SUVC$ 91/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Providence

  • Known affectionately as “L’il Rhody,” Rhode Island may be the smallest of all American states; however, it packs a punch when it comes to fun activities. No trip to Providence is complete without a drive along Rhode Island’s coastline, foliage drives, highways, and national Byways. While picking up a cheap car rental in Providence straight from Logan Intl airport is recommended, major car hire agencies like Avis and Budget have off-site locations at 1 Dorrance Street, downtown. Use a search aggregator like KAYAK to help you find preferred off-site car rental locations, and remember to be specific about the pick-up and drop-off place when filling out your rental agreement.
  • For a fee, you can get extra add-ons such as child booster seats or GPS. If it’s your first time in Providence, Rhode-island, a navigation system will come in handy if you decide to extend your trip across the border. While cheap car rentals in Providence can be driven throughout the U.S. and Canada, exotics and large passenger or cargo vans may not be allowed across borders. If you’re planning to cross the border, talk to the renting company for additional details on cross-border restrictions.
  • The state of Rhode-island has a mandatory “Move Over” law implemented to protect designated vehicles like ambulances, school buses, police cars, fire trucks, etc. You’re required to slow down and move over to the shoulder of a road when approached by a specialized automobile. You must also yield the right-of-way to all pedestrians at intersections or within a marked crosswalk and exercise due care when passing cyclists. Violating the right of way rule to allow pedestrians to safely use the road may result in expensive fines or carry driver’s license demerit points.
  • Discover the cool city of Providence with Brown University and many more places of interest. Get the most out of your visit by renting a car upon your arrival and explore every nook and cranny this city has to offer. For a pleasant day trip, try venturing down to the coast, which will take about 2 hours of driving, and then take a ferry to the popular island of Martha’s Vineyard. Boston is also only 1 hour away via the I-93 S and I-94 S, and Cape Cod can be reached in just over an hour.
  • Green Airport is about 10 miles from Providence’s center and has a car rental center right there. Simply follow signs to the rental car service desks and pick up the car of your taste. Various agencies are stationed here including Alamo, Avis, and Hertz, and the way out of the airport is sign-posted. The I-95 N will take travelers directly into the city in just over 10 minutes.
  • Rhode Island has introduced a “hands-free” driving law and speaking on the phone while driving is strictly prohibited and can be severely fined. When needing to operate a GPS, rent one along with the car and make sure it has a mount. Always plan routes in advance or let other car passengers deal with the navigation system while you are driving.
  • Driving in snowy conditions is part of the Southern New England experience during the winter months. Usually, when properly equipped and prepared, driving in winter should be no problem -- but make sure the rental car has snow tires and consider renting snow chains if you plan to venture out of the urban areas. Having an emergency kit with a blanket, flashlight, water, and snacks in the car also does not hurt.
  • Book your rental car in Providence at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Providence are around -21% cheaper than other car types, on average

Providence car rental experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travelers who rented a car in Providence 
Verified travelerAug. 2023
Once I made a rental directly with a rental company at the airport Providence airport is amazing Providence is beautiful
LukeMay 2023
Driving around Providence is easy.

FAQs about renting a car in Providence

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

    Providence is mostly easy to navigate but, especially when coming in the winter time, a 4-wheel drive car is recommended. An SUV will give you enough space and traction to make it a smooth driving experience. In the summer months, a convertible gives the right summer feeling and maximum sunshine exposure.

  • What’s the speed limit in Providence?

    In Providence, 20 mph is permitted in school zones and 25 mph in residential areas, unless indicated otherwise. Outside built-up areas, the maximum speed limit is 50 mph and freeways allow up to 65 mph. Always heed posted signs and adapt speed to the weather conditions.

  • Where are the best places to park in Providence?

    On-street parking in Providence is metered and varies in time restrictions. Mostly, there is a time limit of 2 hours, but check at the allocated sign to be sure. Alternatively, opt for a parking garage like Providence Place or Metropark Park Row East, where cars can be parked over a longer period of time.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Providence?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz (C$ 81/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Hertz 400 Silver Spring St. 02904-1570 (3 kilometers from city center).

  • What is the best rental car company in Providence?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in Providence is Hertz (7.1, 59 reviews).

  • How much is gas price in Providence?

    The average gas price in Providence is C$ 5.20 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 62 and C$ 83, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Providence?

    Intermediate (Toyota RAV4 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Providence.

  • Which car rental companies are at Logan Intl airport (BOS)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Logan Intl airport include Advantage, Thrifty, Dollar, Kyte, Budget, Sixt, E-Z Rent-A-Car, Alamo, Avis and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Logan Intl airport (BOS)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Logan Intl airport to off-airport locations include Advantage, Thrifty, Dollar, Hertz, Budget, E-Z Rent-A-Car, Alamo, Avis and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

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

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

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

    An Intermediate car rental in Providence costs C$ 107 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Providence?

    A Compact car rental in Providence costs C$ 101 per day, on average.

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

    An Economy car rental in Providence costs C$ 77 per day, on average.

  • Are there car hire companies near the Providence train station?

    Yes. There are numerous Providence car rentals near the Amtrak train station. Avis and Enterprise car hire companies are approximately 2 -3.6 miles away along Mineral Springs Avenue. Hertz offices are on 167 Putnam Pike, placing them both around 5.1 miles to the train station.

  • Are there toll roads in Providence?

    Yes. The Claiborne Pell Bridge (Newport Bridge) is operated by the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority. As the only toll facility in R.I., the route can save you time and fuel when you need to drive cheap car rentals in Providence from Newport to the city of Jamestown on Conanicut Island instead of circling around Rhode Island through Providence.

Providence car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

Best rated

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.1

Value for money

6.9

5 locations in Providence

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Locations in Providence

1375 Mineral Springs Ave

4013538317

Opening times not available

400 Silver Spring St.

+1 401 274 4043

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

520 Reservoir Avenue

+1 401 461 0748

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

630 Taunton Ave

+1 401 431 5176

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
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Friday08:00 - 17:00

700 Jefferson Blvd

+1 401 738 7500

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
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8.0 Very good

Apr. 2024

KAYAK
I don't think the car was inspected very well prior to me renting it. There was sticky stuff on the inside of the front passenger window that prevented the window from going down in a few instances. All the staff I encountered whether in person or on the phone were very pleasant and efficient. When I needed to call the customer support number, the options were very confusing. I needed to report an issue, but it wasn't an emergency, and there was not an obvious choice, so that was very frustrating. The car also smelled like a smoker. Staff 5/5, experience 3/5.

8.0 Very good

Sep. 2022

KAYAK
Silver Springs location is remote but the personnel couldn’t have been nicer or more accommodating. Very pleasant. Of course, they didn’t have the car I wanted or reserved, but were accommodating and we worked out a deal. Enjoyed the car they rented me.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan. 2022

KAYAK
Excellent. Very helpful staff at JFk

10.0 Wonderful

Dec. 2021

KAYAK
Excellent service.

2.0 Poor

Nov. 2021

KAYAK
I made my reservation to pick up at PVD and when I arrived, it was changed to a downtown Providence location. Costed me an additional $100 in airport fees, taxes, tourism fees. I will NEVER rent from Hertz again

2.0 Poor

Nov. 2021

KAYAK
The car was filthy and smelled terrible. We were driving to our wedding and had to have the wedding dress dry-cleaned before the ceremony because the car smell attached itself to the dress. There was a used, bloody band-aid on the rear floor of the car.

1 out of 22

Budget

6.4

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.2

Value for money

6.6

2 locations in Providence

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Locations in Providence

1 Dorrance Street

+1 401 751 5401

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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1270 Mineral Spring Ave

+1 401 696 2297

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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3.6 Poor

Jul. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Pick up the car and it was dirty i have to wash it and clean it myself and the worst part is I returned the car 3 days early and returned $2.43 cents to my card. Thank you Budget you are the worst rental cars i’ve ever imagined.

4.4 Mediocre

Jul. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Pickup and drop off Was Smooth

Cons:

The car had a strong cigarette and weed smell. Not acceptable at all but we didn’t realize until we turned the air conditioning on

9.6 Wonderful

Jul. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff, easy pickup and drop off. Pricing for one-way/drop off at different location was reasonable.

8.8 Very good

Jun. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff, convenient location and easy pick up and drop off.

Cons:

The interior of the car could have bee cleaner.

6.4 Okay

Oct. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

i like the fact that the cars are new and the process was quick, i walk in the door left with car in about 10 minutes.

Cons:

what i didnt like was the age restriction was 25 to rent a car, im 24 so i was 1 year under so they charged me a extra $200 for the week which doesnt make any sense, i. was not happy about that, il just start renting again when im 25 which

2.0 Poor

Aug. 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

They tried to overcharge me and violate the agreement. Very dishonest.

1 out of 8

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.8

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.8

Value for money

7.8

2 locations in Providence

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Locations in Providence

1 Sabin St

+1 401 232 2056

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

62 Taunton Ave

+1 401 438 8550

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Dec. 2023

KAYAK
Ashton’s customer service was top notch!

9.6 Wonderful

Jan. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Sorry your survey didn’t work properly. At least not as well as your service.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Phenomenal facility. Best experience I’ve ever had with a rental car company. Fast and friendly service. Would definitely use again without hesitation.

Cons:

Nothing

9.6 Wonderful

Apr. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

All around great experience. Brand new Dodge Grand Caravan. Ran great. Easy pick up and drop off.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The customer survive was amazing. Very friendly staff with great professional engagement. The only area of improvement was in car presentation. The vehicle was not externally cleaned well. The detail staff left the entice bottom half of the vehicle dirty. You could actually see where they stopped cleaning. Looked very bad.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The service was amazing and the manger was great!

1 out of 4

Avis

6.8

Cleanliness

5.8

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.6

Value for money

6.0

2 locations in Providence

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Locations in Providence

1 Dorrance Street

+1 401 521 7900

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
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1270 Mineral Spring Ave

+1 401 696 2295

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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2.0 Poor

Apr. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing the lady at the counter would not rent the car to me and would not give me a reason why I will never try to use this company again

Cons:

Get better employees

2.0 Poor

Sep. 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

I went to pick up the car and was told that I needed a major credit card. I didn’t have one and they said I would need to leave a deposit (which was fine) and they would run my credit. My credit score wasn’t good enough apparently and that was basically the end of the transaction. Stranded.

2.0 Poor

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was slightly apologetic about not having my requested vehicle.

Cons:

I showed up on the day of pickup, and they didn't have my car?! All they had was mini-vans, when I had reserved a compact/mid-size. I ended up having to get a last minute rental from another company.

2.0 Poor

Sep. 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

I returned the car one full day earlier than expected and I was still charged for the full three days (even though I had only had the car rented for two). I was told I'd get a call about my refund and, to date, haven't heard from Avis -- despite calling them countless times. Never again.

8.0 Very good

Aug. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Honored rental price/cost from Kayak.....got me in Auto that was satisfactory.

Cons:

Reservation was cancelled without my notification......Avis couldn't honor Kayak price for SUV/large rental. I was quite upset!

4.0 Mediocre

Aug. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The car itself was fine, although the back seat needed cleaning. And it was ready at the arranged time.

Cons:

The agency did not provide any kind of map, and this was the first time I've experienced that in many years with many car rentals from other companies. The local person was not familiar with local roads to help me get started on the trip. He was not as helpful or polite as I'd expect. Another issue is that I was headed to Massachusetts and planned to take the toll road, and the agent in Rhode Island did not know - or at least did not tell me - of the major change in toll collection there. Since it is not possible to pay cash on I 90, I will be receiving a bill for those tolls, plus additions from Avis and possibly fines. When I dropped the car off in Chicago, the office desk had handouts explaining their e-toll fees. But nothing of the sort was offered in RI where it would have actually helped. I will not rent from Avis again, or Budget, which seems to have merged with it.

1 out of 5

198 travellers who rented a car in Providence gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.0

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