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Syracuse, NY, United States
30 Jun — 7 Jul
Same drop-off
Syracuse, NY, United States
Thu 30/6
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Thu 7/7
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Cheap car rentals in Syracuse

EconomyC$ 86/day
CompactC$ 86/day
IntermediateC$ 103/day
StandardC$ 101/day
Full-sizeC$ 101/day
MinivanC$ 153/day
Full-size SUVC$ 167/day
Compact SUVC$ 107/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 116/day
Standard SUVC$ 117/day
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Syracuse car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

Best rated

Cleanliness

5.1

Comfort

5.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.6

Value for money

5.1

3 locations in Syracuse

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1000 Col Eileen Collins Bl

+1 315 455 2498

Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
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1216 Burnet Avenue

+1 315 426 0936

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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638 W Genesee St

+1 315 423 6570

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

Nov. 2021

KAYAK
Pick up & drop off were easy. The van drove very well.

2.0 Mediocre

Nov. 2021

KAYAK
GEORGE THE MANAGER located on Burnet Ave in Syracuse cancelled my reservation after I said I need a van to travel to Florida. He said he could get me something similar, such as an 8 passenger SUV.. I told him that this would not work because we are relocating to Florida. I said cancel the SUV and George cancelled the entire reservation. I was so pissed off that used some expletive's toward George at the end of our conversation but nevertheless he could have tried to help me right from the beginning, as a opposed to being indifferent and a care less attitude. So in the end your company lost out on a one way van rental to Naples Florida in the approximate amount of 674.00. Furthermore now that I am retired and can afford to travel, I will never do business with hertz again

2.0 Mediocre

Oct. 2021

KAYAK
Car was not at airport (requiring uber to rental site) and initial rental had to be returned because it reeked of cigarettes.

6.0 Good

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Being able to drop off the rental after hours was a great help.

Cons:

We had rented a cargo van about 10 days earlier from the same location and the total experience was excellent. This time it was somewhat disorganized. This was partly due to having a brand new employee process our rental. He was very polite and very nervous - especially when things didn't go as he'd expected. He will be fine with experience. Assistance from management wasn't particularly good, but I don't know why that was the case. But the pick up process was not as smooth as it was previously. It took longer than I'd expected based on prior experience.

10.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was great - very accommodating. The cargo van was returned to them with a half-tank of gas. They noted that and advised me to just be sure I returned it with a half-tank of gas (it was 3/4 full when I dropped it off). I had to wait a few minutes for them to clean and sanitize it because I arrived early. Drop off was super easy.

Cons:

The location is at a busy intersection and getting in and out of the lot isn't easy. Small parking lot is not the easiest to navigate. One mirror (passenger side) wasn't able to be adjusted - worked okay for me, but made it difficult for the other driver who is considerably taller than me. But the whole process was very easy.

2.0 Mediocre

Apr. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

I liked that I got a 7 passenger vehicle that I paid for weeks in advance, som people that day can not say the same.

Cons:

They could of had my vehicle ready at the time agreed, not with in an hour of there closing time. They also had very poor communication I showed up at the time I booked to be turned away with nothing there a call in advance would of been nice. Then I went back without receiving a call and still no car. When I showed up after no location in my area did not answer the phone there was a lot of other customers with the same problem as me and the phone was ringing off the hook with no one answering it. The worker told the customer in front of me they couldn’t do anything for them and was only able to provide a phone number to call about getting there money back even tho they didn’t provide there car. All around bad service and I will never use Hertz rental car every again.

1 out of 27

Enterprise

7.2

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

7.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

7.3

2 locations in Syracuse

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1000 Col Eileen Collins Blvd

+1 833 813 5267

Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
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523 W Genesee St

+1 315 423 0022

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
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10.0 Excellent

Mar. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The pick up was very easy. The vehicle was clean and ready to go.

8.8 Excellent

Oct. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes I was greeted at the door for pickup and drop off, no issues, everything went smooth.

Cons:

The car wasn't cleaned well. The car mats were soaked with water. There were two pickles, yes pickles, wedged in between the seats. There was the smell of weed throughout the car. There was a weed spray in the door, called Blunteffects, left behind by the previous renter.

2.8 Mediocre

Oct. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff said they would drop me off...I was told to be there after 2:30. I was also told they were at the Watertown airport which is not the case and the Sheriff at the airport said they get numerous customers coming there for enterprise. When I got to the right place it was 3:30 because I was at the airport for 20 minutes, on hold with local office waiting for a employee to answer for 20 minutes. When I called again a girl picked up and said I was misinformed by one of the employees and the radius of drop off is 15 miles and no one could take me to Clayton.

Cons:

Staff needs to know the policies. Website needs to state the radius. Staff needs to answer the phone...I have yet to get through to the Syracuse staff to dispute the bill. I got charged 173 and The Syracuse guy gave me paper work for 139

10.0 Excellent

Sep. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything was excellent

6.0 Good

May 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

Cons:

Make sure vehicle is completely ready for long distance

10.0 Excellent

Jun. 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

It was great. They gave us a bigger vehicle and even paid for our Ride to the airport because the shuttle was not available.

1 out of 6

Payless

6.5

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.6

Value for money

6.3

One location in Syracuse

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1000 Col Eileen Collins Blvd

+1 315 455 6406

Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
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2.0 Mediocre

Aug. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was professional.

Cons:

If i got my refund because I never got to rent the car. That would be nice. They should somehow utilize there software to know if there are any cars for rent. Please help me get my refund. I got my refund from the insurance company for extra insurance but not for the car

10.0 Excellent

Jul. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff in Syracuse was great, dropoff was super easy in Boston.

Cons:

Nothing it was amazing.

9.2 Excellent

Jul. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Cheaper

6.4 Good

Mar. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was great.

Cons:

Car was dirty, inside & out.

6.0 Good

Dec. 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Purchased insurance but never got the confirmation for insurance I had to purchase twice

2.0 Mediocre

Nov. 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Please don’t use this company. I got to the airport in Syracuse and it turns out they don’t function on saturdays. I ended up booking with Avis. I will run the other way if I ever hear of this car rental company again

1 out of 10

Dollar

4.6

Cleanliness

4.5

Comfort

4.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.1

Value for money

4.9

One location in Syracuse

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1000 Col Eileen Collins Blvd

+1 866 434 2226

Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
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10.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

It reeked of cigarettes

2.0 Mediocre

Mar. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing!

Cons:

There was a huge line at the counter, and a long wait to pick up my car. I was supposed to get a full size car but the only car they had left was a compact. Awful experience!

4.0 Okay

Mar. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was nice. However they helped as little as possible, but over all the experience was. Okay.

Cons:

The vehicle had a sticker on the door saying it was cleaned. A baby sock was found in the back hatch area, which should have been easily found if cleaned. The worst part was a strong odor coming from the driver side back seat. Terrible smell, I drove straight from NY to Fl. When I got home my wife told me it smelled like baby vomit or spilt formula.

2.0 Mediocre

Feb. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Not friendly, didn’t have my car, I’m gonna write a horrible Yelp review

Cons:

Literally anything. You did nothing right

4.0 Okay

Jan. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff members. Girl that had to downgrade me from an SUV to a full size vehicle was just doing her job.

Cons:

Don't use a debit card unless you only want a maximum of a full size car. I requested an SUV because I had to travel and the weather got pretty bad. I had to downgrade to the Maxima and the handling was terrible. I understand there's rules but my debit card has more cash on it than most credit cards. They could have done a larger deposit or something to secure the vehicle I requested. I needed the vehicle so I couldn't cancel or change things.

2.8 Mediocre

Nov. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Car didn’t have brake.very dangerous to drive

1 out of 13

Avis

4.6

Cleanliness

5.9

Comfort

5.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.6

Value for money

5.3

One location in Syracuse

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1031 West Genesee Street

+1 315 449 2732

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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8.0 Excellent

Mar. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

8.0 Excellent

Jan. 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

The chair in the back did not go down and the girl though she tried could not get it to go down and we needed it as we were transporting a dresser. They had no other van for us to take and no other person that could fix it, so my husband had to take it anyway because we had no choice. So my husband ended up fixing it when he got home.

1.9 Horrible

Oct. 2021

KAYAK
Avis wasn't even open for me to pick up my rental and I had to book a much more expensive car elsewhere due to timing and emergency. I better not get charged for this.

8.0 Excellent

Mar. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

8.0 Excellent

Jan. 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

The chair in the back did not go down and the girl though she tried could not get it to go down and we needed it as we were transporting a dresser. They had no other van for us to take and no other person that could fix it, so my husband had to take it anyway because we had no choice. So my husband ended up fixing it when he got home.

1 out of 1

Budget

4.3

Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

5.9

Comfort

5.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.9

Value for money

4.3

One location in Syracuse

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1031 West Genesee Street

+1 315 446 1323

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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4.0 Okay

Apr. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Syracuse staff was helpful, friendly, efficient.

Cons:

The check engine light came on while I was in NC, 700 miles away from home.Obviously I rented a car for reliability so I called, they told me to take it to local shop and trade it in. I went to 2 different locations and called the airport location. The only thing the staff would say is no cars were available. Which is fine, but there were no other options offered, no recommended plan of action. This is their car, there should have been more guidance. I drove the car back and it made it ok. Not knowing what the issue was or what could go wrong was a stress I did not need on this trip.

9.6 Excellent

Aug. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

i appreciate oicking up the car in my neighborhood, and being able to drop it off at Hancock airport

2.0 Mediocre

Dec. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Lady at

Cons:

Blonde Lady at Dewitt location is clueless.

10.0 Excellent

Sep. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

when I booked I thought the pickup point was at the Syracuse Airport, but was informed actually it was downtown Syracuse. But they took the timevto find a good value that theyhad there. So I was on the road quite quickly.

9.6 Excellent

Aug. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Decided to not pick up the car from the airport and instead from a dealer outside of town. Was much easier and a better price.

10.0 Excellent

Dec. 2015

KAYAK

Pros:

Great car

1 out of 4

Thrifty

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

2 locations in Syracuse

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1000 Col Eileen Collins Blvd

+1 315 455 1001

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
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5400 South Bay Rd

+1 315 455 1001

Monday06:00 - 18:00
Tuesday06:00 - 18:00
Wednesday06:00 - 18:00
Thursday06:00 - 18:00
Friday06:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
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2.0 Mediocre

Mar. 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

I got to the counter and was told that Thrifty had not had a presence at the Syracuse airport for several months. I had a panic attack, then booked another car with a different search tool. I won't use Hotwire or Kayak again

2.0 Mediocre

Feb. 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Made reservations on 1/21/18 for rental dates of 2/16 to 2/20. When we arrived at the airport on the morning of 2/16, we were informed by other car rental agencies that Thrifty had closed up permanently about a week prior, not only at the airport location but at all locations that the one franchisee/owner operated. We were not informed by any means, which left us scrapping for another car. We were able to obtain one through Budget/Avis, but unfortunately we were unable to get the size car we wanted. Any car is better than no car, but had the Thrifty franchisee/location owner informed us at the time they closed, we would have been able to search out a car from another agency. Poor management and ownership representation. Would like to give ZERO stars.

6.4 Good

Dec. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

staff and check in were smooth.

Cons:

It was a snowy day and the vehicle had inadequate tires for the conditions.

3.6 Mediocre

Nov. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Bluetooth

Cons:

I paid almost $400 for 3.5 days. If the car was at least midsize it would have been almost worth it, but it was a tiny compact Ford Fiesta and I felt carsick the entire time driving it! Mind you this was almost $400 without ANY coverage. $25 extra per day because I’m under 25 years old. I will never rent from thrifty again.

2.0 Mediocre

Oct. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The place never let me get it because he claim i yelled at him he was very racist

Cons:

Never got a chance to drive it

2.0 Mediocre

Oct. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

not one thing.

Cons:

We arrived to the airport only to learn that there was no car available for us despite holding a reservation for weeks. No notification. No offer to remedy the situation. Terrible service. Will never use Thrifty again.

1 out of 7

Alamo

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

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1000 Col Eileen Collins Blvd

+1 844 370 9182

Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
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6.4 Good

May 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

The car smelled of smoke and had stains on the seats.

9.2 Excellent

Apr. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Upgrade my car to SUV

Cons:

Price of suv

5.2 Okay

Apr. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Good car Good gas mileage

Cons:

Drop off was terrible. Persons in garage were pushy and grabbed my keys and locked the car as soon as I arrived. Asked them THREE TIMES NOT TO LOCK THE Car UNTIL I GOT MY TGHINGS OUT!!! But they did anyway and said they did not. They had the keys so it was not me who locked it. Seemed like they just wanted to grab the car and not give me time to exit Just a bums rush!!

10.0 Excellent

Jan. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

no hassle

6.8 Good

Dec. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The price was much more affordable than Hertz's car rental for a driver under 21 years of age, although a little excessive.

Cons:

The car was parked very close to a car on the left, which made it very difficult for me to get into the car initially. The car was not clean when I first entered it. The steering wheel was oily and there were crumbs from food on the floor and under the emergency brake. The windshield wipers had some sort of sticky residue under the rubber, not allowing me to properly wipe my windshields. Visibility was low during my road trip, making driving somewhat dangerous.

2.0 Mediocre

Oct. 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

I got no help from u to correct the problem poor service

1 out of 2

National

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

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1000 Col Eileen Collins Blvd

+1 844 370 9183

Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
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7.6 Good

Sep. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

we were upgraded to a nice SUV.

Cons:

Employee got snippy when I declined coverage and said he actually enjoyed it when people decline and then have an issue and their insurance rates go up.

7.6 Good

Sep. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

we were upgraded to a nice SUV.

Cons:

Employee got snippy when I declined coverage and said he actually enjoyed it when people decline and then have an issue and their insurance rates go up.

1 out of 1

Easirent

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Syracuse

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Syracuse Hancock International Airport

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Sunnycars

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Syracuse

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1000 Colonel Elieen Collins Blvd

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298 travellers who rented a car in Syracuse gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.0

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Budget

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

C$ 124/day

Good deal

C$ 103/day

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Top tips for renting a car in Syracuse

  • It is highly recommended that visitors of Syracuse rent a car, as the city is much more easily navigated in a private car than via public transportation, especially because public transportation options are fairly limited and the city was designed primarily with private vehicles in mind. For instance, if you would like to go from downtown Syracuse to the Lakefront then it is 3 miles away, or a mere 7-minute, but if you were to take public transport it would take upwards of 30 minutes.
  • Is picking up the rental car step one of your trip to Syracuse? If so and you are landing at Syracuse Hancock International Airport, you will find the rental car counters in the main terminal of the airport.
  • In the area surrounding Syracuse University, jaywalking by pedestrians is particularly common and should be looked out for. This is partly because of the high density of pedestrians and also because of the many tiny streets in the area. It is not too big of an issue, but just make sure to keep your eyes open for any people suddenly walking across the street.
  • Rush hour in Syracuse, while not as bad as neighboring New York City, is worth avoiding at its peak hours. The morning rush hour usually lasts from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., while the afternoon rush hour goes from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. As far as congestion goes, I-81 is one of the worst affected during rush hour and, unless your commute requires it, it should be avoided.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Syracuse for C$ 103 or less
  • Book your rental car in Syracuse at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Syracuse are around 55% cheaper than other car types, on average

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