Pennsylvania car rentals

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Cheap car rentals in Pennsylvania

EconomyC$ 51/day
CompactC$ 53/day
IntermediateC$ 46/day
StandardC$ 58/day
Full-sizeC$ 63/day
MinivanC$ 81/day
Full-size SUVC$ 86/day
LuxuryC$ 68/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 55/day
Standard SUVC$ 74/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car in Pennsylvania

  • Whether you’re in the front or back row, remember to buckle up when traveling in a Pennsylvania car rental. Pennsylvania law requires all passengers to wear a seatbelt at all times and kids to be in an appropriately sized car seat. All kids under four years of age must be in a car seat, while those below three must be in a rear-facing car seat. Kids between the ages of five and eight should be in a booster seat.
  • Wildlife is pretty common in Pennsylvania, especially in some of the most rural parts of the region. The Pennsylvania Turnpike is one of the roads with frequent animal crossings, so be on the lookout for opossums, deer, skunk, and foxes that may suddenly venture onto the road. Additionally, keep your eyes on the road and maintain a safe following distance to avoid any swerving caused by sudden animal crossings.
  • Crossing state or international borders with a Pennsylvania car rental is allowed. Most rental locations will allow travel into Canada, but only a few will allow you to travel into Mexico. Traveling to Canada is pretty straightforward; all you need to do is inform the rental provider of your travel plans and you’ll be issued with a free Canadian non-resident insurance card required for driving in Canada. However, if you’re traveling to Mexico, you’ll be required to purchase additional Mexican motor vehicle insurance to cover the rental while in Mexico before you’re allowed to travel there.
  • Remember to refuel your rental before returning it to avoid extra charges at the rental location. Pump gas at a station close to your drop-off location to ensure that you return the rental with a full tank of gas. Letting the rental company fill up the car for you will cost significantly more because of their higher price per gallon compared to regular gas stations. Alternatively, you can prepay for fuel at the rental lot and return the car on empty, but note that there are no refunds for unused gas.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Pennsylvania for C$ 68 or less
  • Book your rental car in Pennsylvania at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Pennsylvania are around 11% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Standard rental cars in Pennsylvania are around -111% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Pennsylvania

  • Should I rent a car in Pennsylvania?

    Pennsylvania is a rich state with a long list of attractions, and you will need a car rental if you want to fully explore its picturesque countryside, bustling urban centers, and the beautiful beaches of Lake Erie. A car rental gives you a comfortable and convenient means of getting through the region and at your own pace. Unlike the public transportation in place, you can stop whenever and wherever you please with a car rental. Moreover, if the family will be tagging along, a passenger van rental or minivan should be a great way of keeping everyone together, happy, and comfortable.

  • What is driving like in Pennsylvania?

    You must not exceed the following speed limits when driving in the region: 25 mph for residential districts, 35 mph for urban districts, 65 mph on freeways, and 55 mph on rural highways. Pennsylvania also has a Steer Clear law that stipulates: if you encounter an emergency vehicle with flashing lights, you need to move to a different lane not adjacent to the one where the emergency personal are operating. On some rural roads, you might encounter horses and buggies on the road. Be patient and only pass the wagon when the road is clear. Avoid honking as that may spook the animal and cause an accident.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Pennsylvania?

    In most rental locations, you need to be at least twenty one years old to rent a car. Additionally, you need to present a valid driver’s license and credit or debit card in your name at the time of renting. Similarly, many locations have a young driver’s surcharge, usually charged for drivers between twenty one and twenty four. Moreover, these drivers will not have access to some vehicle classes, such as exotic and luxury cars, minivans and large passenger vans, full-size and premium SUVs, and any signature or specialty vehicles.

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

    On average a rental car in Pennsylvania costs C$ 62 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Pennsylvania?

    Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Pennsylvania.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Pennsylvania?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Thrifty (C$ 46/day), Avis (C$ 53/day) and Alamo (C$ 81/day).

  • What is the best rental car company in Pennsylvania?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Pennsylvania are Alamo (8.3, 146 reviews), Enterprise Rent-A-Car (7.8, 173 reviews), and Sixt (6.4, 187 reviews).

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

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

  • Where should I rent a car in Pennsylvania?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to rent a car in Pennsylvania are Philadelphia (61% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Pennsylvania) and Lancaster (3%).

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

    On average a rental car in Pennsylvania costs C$ 498 per week (C$ 71 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Pennsylvania costs C$ 2,134 per month (C$ 71 per day).

Car rental directory

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car rental locations in Pennsylvania

    42 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Pennsylvania

    29 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Pennsylvania

    13 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Pennsylvania

    13 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in Pennsylvania

    5 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car rental locations in Pennsylvania

    4 Locations

  • national

    National car rental locations in Pennsylvania

    4 Locations

  • rentawreck

    Rent-A-Wreck car rental locations in Pennsylvania

    4 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car rental locations in Pennsylvania

    4 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car rental locations in Pennsylvania

    3 Locations

  • kyte

    Kyte car rental locations in Pennsylvania

    3 Locations

  • easirent

    Easirent car rental locations in Pennsylvania

    2 Locations

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Average price

C$ 74/day

Good deal

C$ 68/day

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