Virginia Beach Car Rentals

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Pick-up Location Virginia Beach
Rental Locations 15

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Rated #1
Avis
avis
Best Rated
10.0 Excellent (2 reviews)
2 locations in Virginia Beach
Avis
Locations in Virginia Beach
3316 Virginia Beach Boulevard
+1 757 463 2073
3664 Virginia Beach Boulevard
+1 757 340 7093
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
22 Jun. 2019
Pros: The staff at Avis was superb !! Much better than Hertz.
Cons: Nothing, it was awesome.
10.0 Excellent
10 May 2018
No hassles, Great service, Excellent price
Pros: Great price on last minute reservation for a week. Loved the Prius Hydrid provided and the ease of return.
Cons: Needing to use a rental car in the first place, but couldnt have had a better afoordable experience.
Rated #2
Enterprise
7.1 Good (10 reviews)
9 locations in Virginia Beach
Enterprise
Locations in Virginia Beach
141 Spruce St
+1 757 431 1791
1650 General Booth Blvd Ste107
+1 757 721 4499
1845 Laskin Rd
+1 757 422 6900
2017 Independence Blvd
+1 757 464 9700
2428 Princess Anne Rd
+1 757 471 4582
3269 Virginia Beach Blvd
+1 757 486 7700
3680 Holland Rd
+1 757 431 9200
5253 Indian River Rd
+1 757 495 3678
5329 Virginia Beach Blvd
+1 757 671 7700
  • 6.8
  • 7.6
  • 7.8
  • 6.2
  • 7.0
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
21 Mar. 2019
Pros: Very friendly service. Great car. Clean.
10.0 Excellent
31 May 2019
Pros: Staff member was professional, polite, and helpful. Pick-up took less than 5 minutes. Return was just as easy.
10.0 Excellent
13 Apr. 2017
Will rent again!
Pros: The service was fast and friendly. As soon as I walked in, someone immediately started helping me. It was easy to add my husband as a driver and then we walked outside to our car, which was washed and ready to go. The service when I brought the car back was exactly the same, fast and friendly.
10.0 Excellent
26 Nov. 2018
Loved my rental car
Pros: The reps working were super nice and very fast! They were sold out of cars but were able to come up with a quick option for me and I appreciated that. I never thought I would like a Chevy let alone a Chevy pick up but it was such a great car!! The Chevy Colorado was a great ride and GREAT on gas! We traveled to Georgia and only stopped once for gas! I’m seriously thinking about buying a Chevy Colorado
Cons: There wasn’t much of anything I didn’t like
4.8 Okay
9 Aug. 2018
didn't have car ready
Pros: nice cars
Cons: Got an email saying my car was ready. Took a $20 Uber ride to find my car would not be ready till 4pm...not 12pm/ Half my day is gone? Why would I rent a car for a day to only have it half a day? Not to mention it wasn't even ready. $40 in Uber with no car.
6.4 Good
24 Feb. 2018
Very rude customer service
Pros: Almost new, clean car.
Cons: CSR (customer service representative) was very rude, not smiling even before he demanded TWO phone numbers for me and email "just in case we want to reach you with SPAM??" I said I only have one number (still one too many for international traveler), he refused to give me car.
2.0 Mediocre
7 Apr. 2018
Cons: No cars available
2.0 Mediocre
27 Apr. 2019
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Everything
9.6 Excellent
21 Mar. 2017
Pros: Excellent condition and fabulous rare for my mini van rental!
Cons: Told I could pick up anywhere. However, the rate changed bases on location in picked up. Thankfully they called me before pick up. I was able to change back to my original location that I got my rate from
6.0 Good
28 Nov. 2016
Additional Driver Fee
Cons: I rented a car for my stepdaughter who is 27 (minimum age to rent a car is 25). She was the only driver and the only one taking a trip in the car; however, I was paying for it. Because the driver was not the payer, Enterprise said we had to pay the additional driver fee of $13.50 per day. Apparently the payer has to be listed as the primary driver, even thought they have no intentions of using the car. It added an additional $40.50 to my bill.
Rated #3
Budget
7.0 Good (9 reviews)
2 locations in Virginia Beach
Budget
Locations in Virginia Beach
3316 Virginia Beach Boulevard
+1 757 486 0050
3664 Virginia Beach Boulevard
+1 757 463 0318
  • 7.1
  • 6.9
  • 7.1
  • 7.3
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
3.6 Mediocre
24 Jun. 2019
Pros: This rental was not available when we arrived to pick up and they had my son run all over to get a vehicle.
Cons: Budget could have the car available that was rented. Would not rent a vehicle again thru Kayak.
7.6 Good
13 May 2018
Drop off was easy.
Pros: Easy return.
10.0 Excellent
11 May 2016
Pros: Quick easy process and the vehicle was very clean.
8.4 Excellent
8 Dec. 2016
Pros: Everything was easy and perfect except the tires were low on the car. Otherwise everything was great.
2.0 Mediocre
21 Mar. 2017
Horrible customer service!
Cons: We showed up to get the car and they didn't have anything available and told us they would call back at 2:00. They never did. Upon calling them they said maybe they would have a car at 6:00. They didn't. We contacted their corporate and everyone we spoke with was rude and unhelpful. They told us to call another location who didn't answer their phones (we tried at least 10 times). Finally, we gave up and went to enterprise. Enterprise was great, by the way!
10.0 Excellent
6 Aug. 2017
Great service
Pros: Very friendly customer service workers
Cons: You can't call directly to the office you have to call 1-800 number very frustrating
2.0 Mediocre
20 Aug. 2017
Will not rent budget again
Pros: The to young men at drop off were polite
Cons: The car was a compact not full size the man in Virginia Beach didn't tell me that by getting there early to pick up car he was changing the reservation to charge me hourly rate. Thankfully customer service honored my reservation. if I had known I would have waited 30 minutes. When I picked up car man was rude!! Car had scratches and dings every man in virginia beach didn't do a walk with me when i asked him about the scratches he said yea I know. so i took advice of another customer and took pictures so if there was a questions i had it documented
10.0 Excellent
2 Sep. 2017
Pros: Clean car and came with a damage report already so I didn't get stuck paying for someone else's damage on the car
9.6 Excellent
28 Jul. 2019
Soul rental
Pros: Easy to pick up, near my house. Friendly staff. Well priced.
Cons: The Kia Soul needed a good outside washing but the office did not do that because of its location. The inside of the car was spotless.
Rated #4
Hertz
6.3 Good (7 reviews)
2 locations in Virginia Beach
Hertz
Locations in Virginia Beach
1116 Lynnhaven Pkwy
+1 757 255 5166
3205 Virginia Beach Blvd
+1 757 463 4560
  • 6.3
  • 6.3
  • 6.3
  • 6.3
  • 6.3
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
25 Oct. 2016
My first time with Kayak - Excellent!
Pros: Stumbled on Kayak in a last ditch effort to get any car for the weekend. Everything worked out perfect. The Hertz shop had a small and very busy Friday, but well trained staff that got me In my car in record breaking time (my experience). (Apparent) manager checked me out when I returned and he was excellent as well: Honest and determined leaders can ensure integrity in service for customers. Thanks again.
2.0 Mediocre
3 Jan. 2017
Pros: nothing...
Cons: did not have the car I reserved, wanted to downgrade to smaller car for same price or more...refused to upgrade to next size car without costing me more money...will NEVER rent from them again
2.0 Mediocre
20 Feb. 2017
What is happening to ORF rentals?
Cons: Third time in a row and across multiple agencies as well as heard the same from coworkers. Car was filthy, full of human and pet hair, dog slime, sticky seats and console, trash in the compartments and my son found a large knife in the overhead as we were driving it home!! then 10 hours of everyone miserable due to allergic response to all the pet dander in the cab. All after booking the car for a noon pickup only to find out that the agency closed at noon, then had to rebook to pickup at the airport making us late, then they could not take a debit card and said that my refund for the first booking will take up to three weeks! Horrible experience, I have to rent again for this weekend, not sure what I am going to do.
8.0 Excellent
24 Apr. 2017
Pros: speedy delivery
Cons: cleanliness of interior of vehicle
2.0 Mediocre
24 May 2017
NEVER AGAIN
Cons: I thought I was renting a full size car. My pick up time was Friday at 6pm, but they close at 6pm so not sure why they would allow me to schedule that time. I called them Friday May 5 around 3 or 3:30pm to see if I could come early and was told that they did not have a full size car at that time. I arrived around 530-545pm. They still didn't have a full size car, the gentleman took me outside to a 2016 Nissan Rogue, he told me it was an upgrade. I was disappointed because I was traveling and really wanted a trunk. I currently own a 2015 Nissan Rogue and the one I rented didn't have half the stuff my 2015 has. This was a base model all the way around no upgrades. I was supposed to return the car Sunday May 14, but I was so dissatisfied, I took it back Saturday morning, May 13 at 9am, when they were supposed to open. Well myself and another gentleman waited outside for about 15 minutes when the lady finally arrived. She walked right by us and did not say a word. She never spoke or greeted us never apologized for her tardiness. Once we were inside she asked what we were here for we replied drop off. She took the keys went and looked at the cars came back and gave us a receipt. This was my first rental with HERTZ, I normally use Enterprise but decided to give HERTZ a try. NEVER AGAIN, ENTERPRISE HERE I COME!!!
10.0 Excellent
21 Dec. 2018
Pros: The drop off was quick.
10.0 Excellent
24 Mar. 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly and helpful
28 travellers who rented a car in Virginia Beach gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.1

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Top tips for renting a car in Virginia Beach

  • Ditch the crowded public transportation and jump into a rental car, which is the most comfortable way to explore both Virginia Beach and its surrounding areas. A car will allow you to freely explore the coastal area and some of the city's best parks, such as First Landing State Park and Neptune's Park. Drive your rental car to nearby Norfolk to see the USS Wisconsin, plus the city of Richmond is only 45 minutes away.
  • All the major car rental companies can be found at Norfolk International Airport (ORF), which is approximately 30 minutes away from Virginia Beach. The car rental desks are located in the Arrivals Hall, which is on the Level 1 of the terminal. Many counters operate from early in the day (4:30 a.m.) until late at night (1 a.m.). Vehicle pickup is on Level G, and rental car return is on Level 2.
  • Virginia Beach is pretty straightforward to navigate, and the best time to visit (weather-wise) is from June to August. That's also peak season, however, so be prepared to find lots of tourists and generally more people on the roads. Two-way traffic must also keep to its side of the road, as a general rule. Drinking driving laws are strict, with the maximum blood alcohol limit being 0.08.
  • Morning rush hour usually takes place between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m., and evening rush hour happens between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. The evening peak hour may start slightly earlier around the shipyard and naval base as workers get off around 3:30 p.m. The Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel (HRBT) connects the Virginia Beach area to the north side of Hampton Roads, which is where most traffic jams happen, so plan your trip accordingly.
  • Book your rental car in Virginia Beach at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs About Renting a Car in Virginia Beach

What is the best rental car company in Virginia Beach?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Virginia Beach are Enterprise (8.5, 12838 reviews), Dollar (7.3, 6358 reviews), and National (8.0, 878 reviews).

How can I find car rentals near me in Virginia Beach?

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

What type of car is recommended for driving in Virginia Beach?

A hybrid car is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint when driving around the area, and a convertible makes for a fun option when cruising along the coast with the top down, especially when the weather is nice. If you're traveling with family or a group of friends, a minivan offers more comfort and space for everyone.

What's the speed limit in Virginia Beach?

The speed limit in the city is usually 25 mph, but it may be lower in certain residential areas and school zones, so keep an eye out for posted signs. Secondary roads have a speed limit of 55 mph, and unpaved roads observe a speed limit of 35 mph. Highways typically have a 70-mph speed limit.

How are gas prices in Virginia Beach?

The average gas prices in Virginia Beach are about $2.11 per gallon. Lower prices can range anywhere between $1.92 and $2.07 per gallon. Remember that, especially in the summer and on weekends, lots of people head into or out of Virginia Beach early in the morning and later in the evening (and they fill up around that time too), so make sure you plan in advance if you need to fill up the tank.

Where are the best places to park in Virginia Beach?

Parking in Virginia Beach is plentiful, with lots of municipal parking lots available in the Oceanfront, Sandbridge, and Chesapeake Bay areas. Garages charge a maximum of $10 per day unless you're staying overnight. Metered parking is also available for a rate of up to $2 per hour. You'll find free parking spots between 5th Street and Rudee Loop from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m.