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Roanoke car rental information

Pick-up locationRoanoke
Car types
Rental locations17
Airport locations9

Cheap car rentals in Roanoke

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Roanoke

  • If you love adventure and visiting new destinations, you should rent a car from one of the cheap car rentals in Roanoke. This is because if you have a rental car from your preferred cheap car rental in Roanoke, you’ll have the opportunity to drive to fun destinations situated on the outskirts of this Virginia town. Some of the elite destinations on the outskirts of Roanoke include Blue Ridge Parkway, the town of Vinton, the city of Salem, the Virginia Museum of Transportation, the Science Museum of Western Museum, and Bottom Creek Lodge. It’s worth noting that all the mentioned attractions are 2h away from Roanoke by car.
  • In Roanoke, children under the age of two must be seated in a rear-facing car seat while riding in a car while those below the age of seven must be restricted in an appropriate booster seat. To avoid any issues with traffic cops in this town, if you intend to drive the car you rent from a cheap Roanoke car rental with a child below seven years, it’s essential that you have your car rental install a suitable child car seat in the car you want to rent. All Roanoke car rentals offer child car seats at an additional cost. Thus, no matter the cheap car rental in Roanoke you choose to rent from, you can count on easily getting a child seat installed.
  • In Roanoke, over-speeding is a serious offense. This being the case, from the moment you pick up your rental of choice from your cheap car rental in Roanoke of choice till the moment you return the car, it’s crucial that you drive within the set limits. In this city, you can expect to pay $6 for every mile over the speed limit you were driving. Additionally, you’ll have to part with $200 which is the base penalty amount.
  • Renting a car for traveling to Roanoke is not just convenient but very economical, especially if you're traveling in a group. You can get a minivan or a station wagon from car rentals in Roanoke and make the trip not just enjoyable but flexible and safe as well. Even if you are traveling alone or on business matters, having a car gives you the ability to schedule your meetings accordingly and meet your associates on time. More conveniently, you can venture out into the more hidden attractions in and outside the city at your own pace without having to worry about when or how to get there. You can even skip town for one day and go catch a game at the Greens Folly Golf Course about 90 miles away, then ride horses at the Shangrila Guest House about 12 miles away from there.
  • When you arrive at the Roanoke Blacksburg Regional Airport (ROA), you can find the rental car center at the baggage claim area. There are several Roanoke car rental agencies on airport premises, including Avis, Budget, Dollar, National, and Enterprise.
  • Jaywalking was decriminalized in Virginia, so you may want to watch out for pedestrians jumping into the road with no warning, whether on marked crosswalks or not. Pay close attention at intersections where you may also run into cyclists and be wary of motorists who may not signal when turning. Drive carefully at the Orange Avenue and Williamson Road intersection—this main intersection is usually backed up and may take a few light cycles before you’re finally able to get through.
  • The morning commute rush hour in Roanoke starts at 6am and goes all the way to 8am. In the evening, you can expect rush hour traffic from 3pm to 7pm. Roanoke is a relatively big city, so you can expect the traffic to be backed up bumper-to-bumper during rush hours. Interstate 81, Interstate 581, and Highway 220 get especially congested, so make sure to tune into traffic updates before you start your journey.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Roanoke for C$ 63 or less
  • Book your rental car in Roanoke at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Supplier choice rental cars in Roanoke are around -12% cheaper than other car types, on average

Roanoke car rental experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travelers who rented a car in Roanoke 
JamesOct. 2023
Roanoke is fine other than leaving town on Friday afternoon around 5. If you re. T at the offsite Budget location they have now had consolidated with the airport location.
MarthaAug. 2023
You can rent the car while you are waiting for your bags to arrive at the carousel.
IvanMay 2023
Driving in Roanoke is the same as anywhere else. However, you have to pay to park everywhere.

FAQs about renting a car in Roanoke

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

    There are numerous hiking and biking trails in Roanoke, VA, so if you'd like to carry your hiking, biking, or camping gear, it's advisable to hire a double cabin SUV from car rentals in Roanoke. If you're here on business or intend to visit various attractions in the city, then you can get any on-road car that's within your budget, from a coupe to a minivan.

  • What’s the speed limit in Roanoke?

    The statutory speed limit for roads is 55mph for highways and 45mph for routes numbered 600 or higher. Residential and business areas have a statutory speed limit of 25mph, while unpaved roads have a maximum of 35mph. School zones demand a speed limit of 15mph, so be careful not to speed in these areas. There are also traffic cameras set up in various parts of the city and unlawful behavior will be caught.

  • Where are the best places to park in Roanoke?

    Parking spaces are relatively easy to find in Roanoke, with over 1000 on-street spaces and over 7000 off-street parking options. Some of the street parking spaces are free, but metered parking offers free parking for the first 1h, after which it charges about $1 for the second hour and about $3 for the third hour. Three hours is the maximum amount of time you can park on the street. Parking meters operate from 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday and offer free parking after 5pm and on weekends.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Roanoke?

    On average a rental car in Roanoke costs C$ 63 per day.

  • How much is gas price in Roanoke?

    The average gas price in Roanoke is C$ 4.70 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 56 and C$ 75, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Roanoke?

    Supplier choice (Class Special Car or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Roanoke.

  • Which car rental companies are at Roanoke airport (ROA)?

    The only car rental company onsite at Roanoke airport is Dollar.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Roanoke airport (ROA)?

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

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

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

  • How much does a Special car rental cost in Roanoke?

    A Special car rental in Roanoke costs C$ 67 per day, on average.

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

    A Compact car rental in Roanoke costs C$ 63 per day, on average.

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

    An Intermediate car rental in Roanoke costs C$ 70 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular rental car location in Roanoke?

    In Roanoke, cars are most frequently rented at Budget 5202 Aviation Drive Northwest (6 km from city centre ).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Roanoke?

    On average a rental car in Roanoke costs C$ 442 per week (C$ 63 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Roanoke?

    On average a rental car in Roanoke costs C$ 1,895 per month (C$ 63 per day).

  • Are there any parking garages near Roanoke’s city center?

    If you want to park your car at a garage near Roanoke’s city center, you’re in luck, as there are several parking lots surrounding the city center. These garages include Church Avenue Garage on 121 Church Avenue SW, Campbell Court Parking Garage on 15 Campbell Avenue SW, Tower Garage on 10 S Jefferson Street, and Center In the Square Garage on 11 Campbell Avenue SE.

  • Is it possible to rent a car in downtown Roanoke?

    If you’d like to rent a car from one of the cheap car rentals in Roanoke’s downtown, you’ll be able to do so, as Enterprise Rent-A-Car runs a location downtown. This location is on Electric Road.

Roanoke car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.5

Very good

67 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.9

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.7

Value for money

8.5

6 locations in Roanoke

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Locations in Roanoke

1603 Williamson Road

+1 540 343 8000

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday12:00 - 16:00
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4385 Electric Rd

+1 540 772 8262

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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4701 Melrose Ave Nw

+1 540 986 0565

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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4721 Melrose Ave Nw

+1 540 986 0565

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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5202 Aviation Dr

+1 540 563 8055

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
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7603 Williamson Rd

+1 540 366 9005

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Mar. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

renting the car - agent was very helpful and friendly, easy return of keys, very clean car and comfortable

Cons:

nothing

2.0 Poor

Dec. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly.

Cons:

The vehicle was filthy inside. There were crumbs everywhere in the back seats. The non smoking car was definitely smoked in a reeked of cigarettes. The navigation screen was busted. On top of all that, one of the tires had a significant leak and I had to put air in it several times. Very bad experience.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff in ROA very friendly, no one met me in MYR - little unsettling to return car with a representative checking me out.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy in and easy out.

Cons:

Nothing

10.0 Wonderful

Aug. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

I really have no suggestions. My experience was so good there is nothing that Enterprise could have done to improve. Thank you!

10.0 Wonderful

Aug. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up and drop off were quick. Staff was very friendly. Super easy transaction

1 out of 13

Hertz

7.3

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.8

Value for money

7.3

One location in Roanoke

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5202 Aviation Dr Nw

+1 540 366 3421

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
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Friday08:00 - 18:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Mar. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick pickup and dropoff

10.0 Wonderful

Sep. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The price was good for the value.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The servicies , and customer services

Cons:

Very nice services

5.2 Fair

Jul. 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

It’s not the car was dirty but it smelled like smoke and that was gross. We notified the rental car company but they didn’t really do or make up for it. That was disappointing

10.0 Wonderful

Mar. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Very easy to pick up and drop off.

8.0 Very good

Jan. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

good

Cons:

good

1 out of 11

Avis

7.3

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.6

Value for money

7.9

2 locations in Roanoke

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1306 Municipal Road Nw

+1 540 366 2437

Monday09:00 - 13:00
Tuesday09:00 - 13:00
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Saturday08:30 - 12:00
Sunday08:30 - 12:00
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5202 Aviation Drive Northwest

+1 540 366 2436

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
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Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
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2.0 Poor

Apr. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

I didn’t like anything about the whole situation

Cons:

There attitude and how they talk to customers

4.0 Mediocre

Apr. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was very helpful and kind.

Cons:

The car was NOT clean...at all. There was trash under the drivers seat and it appears that someone spilt a milkshake on the shift stick/center console. I have a hard time believing that if the car was this dirty, that it could have been “sanitized!!” If I had not traveled almost an hour to visit my son, I would have returned the car to exchange.

8.8 Very good

Dec. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff in both Roanoke and Arlington were very good. THey were a lot better then the folks I dealt with in Montrose CO this morning, also through Avis

8.0 Very good

Jul. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and helpful. Only issue was the address I was given to drop off the vehicle in Tucker, Ga, was not the location. My GPS took be to a totally different building. Needed to make a call to find where I was to go. Return desk acknowledged it has been an issue.

Cons:

Only car I have rented over the last couple of years that did not have active XSM radio or navigation.

9.6 Wonderful

Aug. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Agency staff friendly and helpful.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was clean and full of gas. Staff was very friendly,

Cons:

Would love to have a rental car with navigation features, especially since most people renting are traveling in an unfamiliar place.

1 out of 8

Budget

6.8

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

7.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.9

Value for money

6.7

2 locations in Roanoke

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1306 Municipal Road Nw

+1 540 366 2438

Monday09:00 - 13:00
Tuesday09:00 - 13:00
Wednesday09:00 - 13:00
Thursday09:00 - 13:00
Friday09:00 - 13:00
Saturday08:30 - 12:00
Sunday08:30 - 12:00
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5202 Aviation Drive Northwest

+1 540 265 7328

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
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2.0 Poor

Dec. 2023

KAYAK
I did not make this reservation; this was made without my knowledge or consent by someone in another state. Kayak and Budget did nothing to help me handle the identity theft.

2.0 Poor

Oct. 2023

KAYAK
I like the fact it is at the airport, I don’t like the fact they no longer rent from the offsite location I booked from. Van was relatively clean on the inside but the van has seen abuse in the past there were too many dents and scratches to document. In addition the Virginia Inspection sticker was from May 2023 and I rented it on September 29, 2023, so nearly 5 months past due.

2.0 Poor

Oct. 2022

KAYAK
They did not have any cars

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Quick pickup at ROA Friendly personnel. Car very clean

8.0 Very good

Apr. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was helpful, and pickup and drop off were easy

Cons:

The car reeked of cigarettes. It was quite overpowering and I could smell it on my jacket after getting out of the car. As a family of non smokers, traveling with a young child, it was kind of gross and embarrassing.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Helpful staff and awesome car

Cons:

Allow debit cards for rentals!

1 out of 10

Alamo

8.1

Very good

22 reviews

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.8

Value for money

7.7

One location in Roanoke

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5202 Aviation Dr Nw

+1 540 563 5050

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Apr. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

yes

Cons:

The price could have been less expensive

9.6 Wonderful

Oct. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

they were able to upgrade me without extra cost

Cons:

Cut down on the age fee please.

9.6 Wonderful

Sep. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

On BOTH ends, at EWR and ROA...

Cons:

I'm not sure how fair the dropoff fee was!

2.0 Poor

Aug. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

I got to the airport and they did not have any vehicles to give me. I ended up having to go to another company to rent a car.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Very easy pickup/dropoff. Representative was very pleasant and thorough.

2.0 Poor

May 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

I reserved a premium SUV 1 week in advance. I called 2 days prior to pickup to make sure the car was there. The local merchant did not answer the phone, so I called the 1800 number to assure my vehicle was there. The vehicle I reserved was not there when I went to pick up and I was offered a minivan

1 out of 4

Dollar

8.0

Very good

17 reviews
Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

8.0

Locations in Roanoke

5202 Aviation Drive Northwest

+1 866 434 2226

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
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8.0 Very good

Jul. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Clean and well equipped car. The agent was nice and professional

Cons:

Agent not masked. Not informed when reserving that there would be an additional $200 deposit placed on my credit card. When at the counter I was told that it would be released upon return of car. I don’t know if it has been returned yet, but I was on a trip for an interview during the pandemic and placing an additional $200 would have made my rental decision clear Togo with a different company.

5.2 Fair

Apr. 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

I tried extending my rental and was charged an exorbitant amount of money to do so.

6.8 Okay

Oct. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Great price for a full size car and super quick easy pickup at the airport.

Cons:

Even though the price was great for a Hyundai Sonata we just couldn't get over how dirty, old, well used the car was. The car had close to 40,000 miles and looked it. Large deep scratch down the drivers side but the worst part was the filthy upholestry and windows. We had to stop 2 different times to clean all of the interior windows because you just couldn't see through the haze. The towels were black, literally black after wiping them down. The seats could not be cleaned. This was not a quick wipe up of a spill, this was deep down stained over the years dirty. While the price was great and it was indeed a nice large size car the dirty and super well used automobile makes me score a lot lower than usual.

9.2 Wonderful

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Great value and smooth pick up and drop off.

Cons:

The car could have been a little cleaner inside.

8.0 Very good

Apr. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The steering wheel on my Jetta made it impossible for me to see how fast I was traveling.

Cons:

I needed to return my rental early and received no discount. Way too many fees. I'LL drive next time.

7.2 Good

Jan. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The counter was easy to locate. The people were very friendly and easy to deal with.

Cons:

The car smelled like smoke. Really strong. I didn't think it was bad at first, but it got pretty annoying.

1 out of 2

National

3.6

Cleanliness

4.0

Comfort

4.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

4.0

2 locations in Roanoke

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1411 Coulter Dr Nw

+1 540 366 6210

Monday00:00 - 00:00
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5202 Aviation Dr Nw

+1 540 563 5050

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

Aug. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff we friendly enough at the National center and easy to reach by phone.

Cons:

The hours of pick-up did not match what I needed and the KayakRental car site did NOT give me that information. Luckily, I called ahead and would have had to pay an extra day just to get a pick-up BEFORE 8 a.m. I know that the flight schedule in Roanoke, VA is not large, but not to be able to pick up a car before 8 when that is the only outlet for National is a bit unlucky.

9.2 Wonderful

Nov. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice comfortable clean car.

Cons:

Leaking water at top left window area.

1 out of 1

Easirent

4.7

Mediocre

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One location in Roanoke

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Roanoke Regional Airport-Woodrum Field

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Sunnycars

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One location in Roanoke

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5202 Aviation Rd

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255 travellers who rented a car in Roanoke gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.9

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Dollar

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C$ 63/day

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C$ 63/day

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