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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Scranton

  • Scranton is strategically located along the Lackawanna River, making it a beautiful place to visit. Its location provides for various outdoor activities for travelers. The town has several museums and historical centers for visitors to enjoy. A car rental in Scranton is the best way to explore the city at your convenience. Additionally, you can decide to go out of town and visit Philadelphia without the hassle of public transport.
  • If you wish to take your youngster along for a ride in your rental car on any Scranton roads, be sure to follow Pennsylvania's child seat laws. According to Pennsylvania traffic legislation, a child younger than 6 years old or who weighs less than 60lb must always be in a child safety or a booster seat. Any Scranton car rental agency may easily provide a child safety seat, booster seat, or infant seat at a nominal fee for each day.
  • Flying to Scranton means landing at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport (AVP), 6 miles from the town. The airport is the gateway to Scranton and other surrounding cities and has a car rental facility for travelers looking to rent a car. AVP has partnered with companies like Avis and Budget, which are at the baggage claim of the first level of the terminal.
  • Scranton City's distinguishing characteristics are its steep geography and uneven terrain. Because of this, most of the other roads are narrow, with the exception of the major thoroughfares and the streets encircling the city's central business district. It is consequently advisable to always drive at a much slower speed on these small local roads when using cheap car rentals in Scranton. Throughout the morning and evening hours, there are more cyclists and pedestrians using these roads. You can avoid traffic problems by maintaining a steady speed when driving and being alert.
  • Most young people in Scranton are on a skateboard or rollerblade. As you drive in Scranton, you need to be alert because skateboarders are culprits of jaywalking. Another tip while in Scranton is that you need to install a navigation system in your Scranton car rental. This system will help you get around quickly as a visitor in town.
  • Scranton car rentals offer a selection of flexible and more affordable methods of transportation for people who want to travel to various destinations across Scranton City. To rent a car from any of the cheap car rentals in Scranton, you must be at least 21 years old. Also, if you are under 25, you might not be allowed to rent several types of vehicles in Scranton, like SUVs. Upon picking up your car, you will also need a credit or debit card and a valid driver's license bearing your name. Similar age limitations apply to additional drivers, who must also pay a daily fee.
  • Scranton has a population of 77,100 which means it is not as populated as other cities in the US. As such, traffic doesn't get so bad in the town. Nonetheless, most people still drive to work, so expect a little congestion in the early mornings and late evenings as people juggle between home and the office. The traffic during the rush hours is incredibly chaotic in the downtown streets.
  • Book your rental car in Scranton at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Scranton are around 39% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Scranton

  • How much is gas price in Scranton?

    The average gas price in Scranton is C$ 5.24 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 63 and C$ 84, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Scranton?

    Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Scranton.

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

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

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

    A Mini car rental in Scranton costs C$ 159 per day, on average.

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

    An Economy car rental in Scranton costs C$ 84 per day, on average.

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

    A Compact car rental in Scranton costs C$ 250 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for Scranton?

    The type of car rental in Scranton largely depends on who you're traveling with and what you want to do while in town. If you want to explore the outdoors, like driving to Lackawanna State Park or going on a road trip, then an SUV would be ideal because it is perfect for the terrain. An SUV is still the top choice for travelers with families because it provides enough space. Otherwise, if you stay within the city, you'll need a small car like a sedan to navigate the tight streets and parking spots. You can also rent a luxury car, but these are only ideal for road trips.

  • Are there electric cars to rent in Scranton?

    Sure, you can rent an electric car in Scranton from a variety of car rental companies. Some well-known car rental companies that provide electric vehicles include Avis, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and Hertz. But, it's a good idea to contact these businesses beforehand to confirm that renting an electric car is an option as their availability may change depending on the time of year and demand.

  • What is the speed limit in Scranton?

    The speed limit in Scranton varies in different places. Generally, the speed limit ranges from 20 mph to 70 mph. In the school district and residential areas, the limit is 20 mph. The limit increases to 25 mph in the streets, and on the highway, the limit further increases to 70 mph. Nonetheless, some streets have a 35 mph speed limit, as indicated on signage. All car rentals in Scranton are to adhere to these speed limit rules. If you're unsure about the limit in a particular area, always look for road signage that indicates the same.

  • Are there toll roads in Scranton?

    Scranton doesn't have any toll highways. A few significant routes nearby, though, might charge tolls. In the Scranton area, for instance, there are a number of exit ramps that lead to the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Interstate 76), a toll road that passes through the southern part of the state.

  • Which is the best place to park in Scranton?

    One of the factors that travelers consider when deciding on a car rental in Scranton is the availability of parking. You need to know that it's not too difficult to get parking in Scranton. However, if you're planning to drive to the more popular places in town, you must consider your parking options before leaving because parking in such areas can get filled up quickly. Scranton has allocated parking spots for the disabled all over the city. You should also note that parking spots in some streets are usually prohibited during certain hours when street cleaning is going on according to the city's schedule. In such instances, the town places signs for drivers. 

Scranton car rental reviews and directory

Dollar

7.3

Best rated

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.6

Value for money

6.9

One location in Scranton

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Locations in Scranton

100 Terminal Road

+1 570 457 1804

Monday10:00 - 19:00
Tuesday10:00 - 19:00
Wednesday10:00 - 19:00
Thursday10:00 - 19:00
Friday10:00 - 19:00
Saturday10:00 - 19:00
Sunday10:00 - 19:00

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6.4 Okay

Dec. 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Flight delayed, rental office closed., so we had to make other driving arrangements. Picked up rental the next day. Your company refused to give a refund for the day not used! Not happy.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

All easy.

Cons:

Wish the cars were under cover . . . was very cold and windy for pick up and drop off.

8.0 Very good

Oct. 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

The drop off took forever at the airport. Almost missed my flight. They weren't busy just lazy and incompetent.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov. 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

The car should have mats.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy pick up and drop off Good pricing

1 out of 1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

6.2

Cleanliness

5.6

Comfort

5.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.0

Value for money

6.3

2 locations in Scranton

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1231 Wyoming Avenue

+1 570 348 2040

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

4050 Birney Ave

+1 570 341 1760

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Sep. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Location

Cons:

Nothing

8.0 Very good

Aug. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly, helpful, and very accommodating. Recommended upgrade for our needs and comfort; upgraded with no hassle and minimum waiting time.

Cons:

Facility itself had a malodorous stale scent. Vehicle was hastily cleaned, as we upgraded last minute, but there remained evidence of previous renters (old spill, half full water bottle and some old food/candy under seat). Allowances made as the vehicle used was not the original one prepped.

5.6 Fair

Jul. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff tries but

Cons:

The rental agent while pleasant was disingenuous. She tried to convince me a ford focus was a "premium" car but also offered several small SUV's. The SUV I finally and reluctantly settled on was functional but far from my expectations.

2.0 Poor

Sep. 2023

KAYAK
I booked and wasted 22 dollars and I did t even get my rental. I want my money back

10.0 Wonderful

May 2023

KAYAK
It was first class.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul. 2022

KAYAK
Van was good...drove fantastic...good rental!

1 out of 2

Easirent

4.7

Mediocre

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One location in Scranton

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Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport

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Avis

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100 Terminal Road

+1 570 457 5913

Monday10:00 - 19:00
Tuesday10:00 - 19:00
Wednesday10:00 - 19:00
Thursday10:00 - 19:00
Friday10:00 - 19:00
Saturday10:00 - 19:00
Sunday10:00 - 19:00

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2.0 Poor

Mar. 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

They told me over the phone it was 150$ deposit but when I got to the counter they said it was 250$ deposit which I did not have. Now I have to wait 10 days to get my 135$ refund for the cost of the rental which I could not rent because I didn’t have the 250$. For deposit. Poor communication. Workers should have been I sync..

4.4 Mediocre

Jul. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

I was giving an accident car

8.0 Very good

Sep. 2023

KAYAK
Inspect the tires on their vehicles. As many miles that are driven in these vehicles, there needs to be something put in place that all tires are inspected by tire personnel. The vehicle I drove had a bad tire. The tire was in the rear as it shook the drivers seat. It also was loud enough, that it became road noise, and it wasn't. These symptoms were all pointing to uneven tire and/or tire separation. Luckily I had it only for a day, however, it was driven for 500+ miles.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug. 2023

KAYAK
Everyone was very lovely. Staff were very pleasant in PA and NYC. The car had a very strong smoke order :(

2.0 Poor

Jul. 2023

KAYAK
Avoca sales associate has poor customer service and a poor attitude

2.0 Poor

Mar. 2022

KAYAK
Car cancelled the night before my trip.

1 out of 3

Budget

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100 Terminal Road/Lower Level

+1 570 457 7132

Monday10:00 - 19:00
Tuesday10:00 - 19:00
Wednesday10:00 - 19:00
Thursday10:00 - 19:00
Friday10:00 - 19:00
Saturday10:00 - 19:00
Sunday10:00 - 19:00

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2.0 Poor

Feb. 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

They Don’t Have Car Disponible

8.0 Very good

Aug. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up and drop off were very easy.

Cons:

There was a shuttle from the drop off point to the airport terminal. I found that out by asking another customer. The employee from Budget should have told me that when she came over to ask if I filled the tank and to leave the car running.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep. 2023

KAYAK
The person behind the counter was extremely professional, polite and attentive. He not only dealt with me with that with another customer and I could see his interaction. He is definitely an asset to budget.

2.0 Poor

Jun. 2023

KAYAK
I will be following up with corporate for card charges that were inappropriate and a complete mistake on Budgets behalf. Very disappointed and irritating !

10.0 Wonderful

May 2023

KAYAK
It was the easiest rental I’ve ever had. Pick up and drop off were very quick and easy. The customer service agent at the counter was extremely friendly and very very helpful.

2.0 Poor

Apr. 2023

KAYAK
Car smelled intensely of cigarette smoke; Returned car at time of confirmed time of reservation and drop-off location was closed

1 out of 3

Hertz

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2 locations in Scranton

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53 Glenmaura National Blvd

+1 570 344 7843

Opening times not available

930 Wyoming Avenue

+1 570 344 7843

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

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9.6 Wonderful

Jul. 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

The time of the return of the security deposit

8.4 Very good

Sep. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Great value for the rental.

Cons:

Our pick up was incredibly stressful. We weren't allowed to use American Express at booking, and had to wait on the phone for over 30 minutes when we picked up the car to change the credit card information. The phone representative was unable to answer our questions and took an unnecessary amount of time to confirm that were were going to pay the amount we originally reserved the car at.

9.6 Wonderful

Nov. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Arrived and informed that car was in a satellite facility. The airport folks called the correct office and a gentleman came to airport to pick me up. Only ten minutes away. $100/day less than airport! Well worth it.

5.6 Fair

Feb. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was very suitable, would have enjoyed more room but gas mileage was sufficient and the value of this rental size was best.

Cons:

One hour and 15 minutes for dropoff, very unacceptable. I understand things happen but that caused problems for myself as well. No representative was at the location when I arrived 45 minutes before close. The representative was apologetic and was obviously flustered with about 9 people and 5 transactions waiting. I wanted a receipt for my rental and was pleased I at least got that, which also took some doing because the system was trying to charge for an extra hour although I was there on time. The rental itself was fine, although they also seem to have an issue with detailing on a timely basis.

1 out of 0

AutoEurope

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Wilkes-Barre / Scranton International Airport

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Sunnycars

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100 Terminal Dr

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41 travellers who rented a car in Scranton gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.7

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