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Pick-up location Albuquerque
Rental locations 37
Airport locations 17

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Rated no. 1
National
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Best rated
8.0 Excellent (883 reviews)
1 location in Albuquerque
National
Locations in Albuquerque
3400 University Blvd Se
+1 844 366 0506
Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
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Rated no. 2
Hertz
6.8 Good (145 reviews)
6 locations in Albuquerque
Hertz
Locations in Albuquerque
3400 University Se
+1 505 842 4235
Monday00:00 - 01:00
05:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 01:00
05:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 01:00
05:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 01:00
05:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 01:00
05:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 01:00
05:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 01:00
05:00 - 23:59
5600 Holly Ne
+1 505 856 6373
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday
Sunday
600 Montano Road Ne
+1 505 341 6464
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday
Sunday
6300 San Mateo N E K-3
+1 505 856 6373
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday
7710 Lomas Blvd Ne
+1 505 266 6550
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday
9231 Coors Blvd
+1 505 899 5980
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday
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  • 6.1
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
25 Jul 2018
Really Good Rental & Office Help - What More Can You Ask For?
Pros: #1 Office was close by. We live in the NE Heights and most of the rental car offices were at the airport on the other side of town. So having a rental car place so close by was really good. #2 The agent who helped us - Rita - and her mgr. - Chelsea - were nice, friendly and knowledgeable which is always a really good thing too.
Cons: Only complaint was the car we got - a nice, expensive recent model Jaguar - was a little snug and we felt a little cramped but everything else about it (the ride, air conditioning, radio, gas mileage) was great and we definitely saw why customers would request that car. We thought we were getting a Nissan Altima and would've been happy with that but lucking out and getting a Jaguar for a day was also nice and really good.
4.4 Okay
17 Aug 2018
Cons: The car was badly damaged and quite dirty. Insurance rate was more than the car rental rate.
2.0 Mediocre
21 Jul 2016
Cons: i showed up with my printed out confirmed , reserved reservation for a car for 8 day rental and got to office, no cars... after 2 hrs of calls and saying I'm not leaving without a car.. hertz send me to their repair center and they gave me one. ran fine, just had no shocks left so handled very poorly.. then, they tried to charge me more since they had no cars for me under my reserved contract... horrible customer service my local office manager also... she was sick from eating some food she liked by had allergic reactions to, but kept eating it????? i'll avoid hertz at all costs..!! joe austin tx.
9.6 Excellent
6 Aug 2016
Pros: Great, fuel-efficient car; easy pick-up and drop-off
7.6 Good
14 Oct 2016
Car was fine. But Off Airport Location was a drag
Pros: Car
Cons: Car was not available at the airport. We had to take a $30 cab ride plus tip to get the prepaid car at a distant in-town Hertz location. We had to wait for a car to be prepped, when cars had been available at the airport.
10.0 Excellent
16 Oct 2016
Pros: The customer service was excellent. Martin was very personable.
Cons: The rental car had a long scratch on the driver door, but they were already aware of it so we didn't have any problems with that.
4.4 Okay
18 Dec 2016
Pros: Nice Mazda.
Cons: Strong smell of smoke in car, 40 minute wait at desk.
10.0 Excellent
21 Feb 2017
hertz manager trainee bailed me out
Pros: I searched for a car at Albuquerque International Airport and did not notice that your best offer was at a site in town. When I showed up at the airport, the nice manager found me a car and allowed me to pick up and return at the airport with only a minimal extra charge
Cons: The fact that an off-airport site came up in my search of your offerings.
5.2 Okay
5 Mar 2017
Make sure pick up location is correct
Pros: Hertz was great, helpful and professional.
Cons: It isn't always apparent where the pick up and drop off location is located just by viewing the Kayak rental information onscreen. I flew into the airport but found out that my rental location was at another (in town) site. After a taxi ride to the location and paying the drop fee to return the car to the airport, suddenly my cheap car rental wasn't such a great deal after all.. The Hertz attendant said that this was not uncommon for Kayak customers.
2.0 Mediocre
14 Jun 2017
Cons: Hidden fees & poor customer service didn't end up renting lost out on money will never go through a third party avain9
Rated no. 3
Enterprise
8.2 Excellent (87 reviews)
8 locations in Albuquerque
Enterprise
Locations in Albuquerque
120 Lomas Blvd Ne
+1 505 842 8611
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
3400 University Blvd Se
+1 844 366 0505
Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
3500 Coors Blvd Nw
+1 505 208 3972
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
4330b Westside Dr Nw
+1 505 890 4129
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
5000-b San Mateo Boulevard
+1 505 883 0300
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
5522 2nd St Nw
+1 505 343 1778
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
9104 Montgomery Blvd Ne
+1 505 296 8272
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
9433 Lomas Blvd Ne
+1 505 237 9864
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
  • 8.1
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.0
  • 8.0
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
19 Sep 2016
Did not get the rental because the office was clos
Cons: My assumption was that the Enterprise office was at the airport. This was wrong. My plane arrived at 7PM. This rental was placed at a downtown office that closed at 6PM. I had to rent from the Enterprise at the airport. They didn't have an intermediate car so I paid $184 instead of the $107 quoted. Kayak did not share everything I needed to know. Disappointing.
7.6 Good
6 Oct 2016
Pros: Drop off was super quick and easy!
Cons: Wasn't aware of the deposit charge. The deposit was accidentally charged twice, then one charge was immediately refunded, however in that interim my bank charged me an overdraft fee. Took me about 20 minutes at the bank to get it reversed.
10.0 Excellent
20 Oct 2016
Quick and easy
Pros: Friendly and helpful staff. Checking in was super fast and easy even at a different location. Nice car too. Very happy!
Cons: Nothing to report.
10.0 Excellent
25 Nov 2016
Rent where no man has gone before
Pros: Availability of car selection and locations. Return process was efficient.
Cons: Car wasn't immediately available on arrival at rental location. But minimal wait time.
8.4 Excellent
30 Nov 2016
Smaller truck
Pros: Great service but I wanted a smaller truck which would have been cheaper and better mpg
8.0 Excellent
4 May 2017
Cons: Two rear wheel drive truck handles badly on rough road.
5.2 Okay
14 Sep 2016
Pros: I shouldve called enterprise directly. I asked to rent from airport to airport. Kayak misrepresented the pick up was a $20. Cab fare from alb. The convertable I reserved, never happened. Thank goodness the girl at the off lot place was great.
Cons: I will never again use kayak for ANYTHING
10.0 Excellent
19 Oct 2016
upgrade
Pros: We got upgraded to a heavy duty truck which was very unexpected.
Cons: The gas mileage is of course not as good but they through a few goodies in to sweeten the deal all for less than what we had originally paid for.
10.0 Excellent
21 Oct 2016
Pros: Excellent customer service!! Great price!!
10.0 Excellent
2 Dec 2016
The best place to get a rental car in ABQ
Pros: Friendly Staff. Easy commute to from the airport. Fast service. Great car selection.
Rated no. 4
Thrifty
7.3 Good (44 reviews)
1 location in Albuquerque
Thrifty
Locations in Albuquerque
3400 University Blvd Se
+1 877 283 0898
Monday06:00 - 23:30
Tuesday06:00 - 23:30
Wednesday06:00 - 23:30
Thursday06:00 - 23:30
Friday06:00 - 23:30
Saturday06:00 - 23:30
Sunday06:00 - 23:30
  • 7.1
  • 8.0
  • 7.7
  • 7.1
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
10 Aug 2018
Excellent
Pros: Customer service was awesome!
Cons: N/A
9.2 Excellent
3 Jan 2019
Pros: The employees at the desk were extremely helpful regarding suggested routes to help us avoid icy and dangerous conditions as we drove from NM to CA. We very much appreciate their help!
3.6 Mediocre
4 Apr 2016
One way rental gets worst car on the lot?
Pros: The drop off experience was very good, with very friendly/understanding attendants.
Cons: I don't know for sure, but it seems like more than a coincidence that a very damaged car was provided to the renter (me) who would drive it far away (one way rental). Worse was that they made no effort to detail the numerous damages to the car. I'm accustomed to having to check out a car, including going over damages. This pickup points expects you to drive away. I had to find someone and make them document the damaged trunk (like someone pried it open with a crow bar) and dislodged bumper; and many small dings. Furthermore, there was dirt inside. I was charged 2.5 times their local rate and was given their worst car, with service that bordered on deceptive. Thrifty, who is one in the same as Dollar at ABO, is NO LONGER my rental company of choice.
5.2 Okay
8 Apr 2016
Fraud alert!! Added $75/day CDW - I had already b
Pros: Nothing outweighed the negative that they fraudulently added their own CDW when I already bought the Allianz insurance from Kayak!!!
Cons: We prepaid for the Allianz insurance through Kayak - Thrifty added their own anyway - $75 per day!!!!! Beware!!!!! Scam scam scam ... See other reviews!!!
9.2 Excellent
17 Apr 2016
Pros: Vehicle was very comfortable and the representative was helpful and knowledgeable
Cons: Had to go to the airport for pick up and drop off
8.0 Excellent
4 May 2016
Easy drop off
Pros: staff was responsive; nice car and great value.
Cons: We were shown to car and authoriEd to drive off. We self inspected and found a huge (18-20") scratch. Couldn't find a human at first so had to wait in Thrifty lot. Finally found employee and the scratch was not noted prior to us. Good thing we checked car and reported BEFOREHAND we drove away as we would've been liable for said scratch. That was my only negative. Car was clean but not sparkling as we had to wash Windows upon pick up.
3.2 Mediocre
4 Oct 2016
Don't rent from Thrifty at ALB
Cons: We went to pick up the car and they told us that it was be another $78 than the quoted price for instance. We told them it's on our card and our personal auto insurance and that we didn't need it. They told us we had to no matter what. Also my flight was delayed and my friend had the rental confirmation. They were incredibly rude and wouldn't let her pick up the car until I called thrifty and changed the name. Horrible customer service.
4.0 Okay
5 Mar 2017
Misleading
Pros: Car was okay but we thought we were going to get a midsize car for the deal. We needed that size of car and that was what I specifically asked for. Instead they used some word to imply we didn't get the lucky draw so we had to pay more for the midsize. Will never use this company again.
Cons: customer service; unfriendly,
9.2 Excellent
7 Mar 2017
Drop off guy was fabulous
Pros: The drop off guy helped me with my issue as I dropped off the vehicle. The situation was unusual and he was fantastic - fast, courteous. He was a problem solver.
2.8 Mediocre
12 Mar 2017
Fun car?
Pros: The price
Cons: The ad was misleading when I booked the car. It was a compact crappy car.
Rated no. 5
Budget
7.1 Good (42 reviews)
5 locations in Albuquerque
Budget
Locations in Albuquerque
1901 University Boulevard Ne
+1 505 884 4771
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00
3400 University Boulevard Se
+1 505 764 3560
Monday00:00 - 01:00
05:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 01:00
05:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 01:00
05:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 01:00
05:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 01:00
05:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 01:00
05:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 01:00
05:00 - 23:59
3501 Pan American Freeway Ne
+1 505 344 7196
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00
4770 Montgomery Boulevard Ne
+1 505 872 9541
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00
9501 Coors Blvd Northwest
+1 505 897 6725
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00
  • 6.9
  • 7.9
  • 7.5
  • 6.3
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent
27 Oct 2017
Cons: The pick up process took along than I expected. The associates were very nice but to chatty with customers, therefore a long line. The pick up process took almost 30 minutes. The rental company adjacent to the Budget counter helped 4-5 customers to their one customer.
6.0 Good
19 Oct 2015
Cheap, but you get what you pay for
Pros: Cheap!
Cons: Grumpy employees The "compact" car I was given is classified as "subcompact" by other car rental companies
8.0 Excellent
18 Nov 2015
Easy Drop Off At The Airport
Pros: Easy to deal with.
Cons: No complaints on the drop off.
5.6 Okay
11 Oct 2016
Just Okay
Pros: quick check-in. clean car.
Cons: Car had some kind of transmission problem. Sluggish with acceleration problems. Delays in returning car. One guy for a lot of over 50 cars. Also, at checkout our final bill was MUCH higher than printed quote. Some sort of typo caused by clerk at check-in that resulted in an over charge of more than $200 while attempting check-out. This error took 7 days to adjust on our credit card statement.
6.0 Good
11 Oct 2016
Cons: I TURNED THE CAR IN TWO DAYS EARLY AND THEY WOULD NOT ADJUST THE PRICE. CHARLIE BAKER
10.0 Excellent
7 Feb 2017
Helpful Check-in service
Pros: The person who greeted me at the counter gave me options for an upgrade. This still fit with-in our budget and was the best advice. The rental return was quick and easy.
10.0 Excellent
6 May 2017
Good job!
Pros: Large, airport franchise. Good, efficient, effective, professional personnel. Total time to return vehicle, complete paperwork and board the bus back to the airport less than 5 minutes. I'm happy to recommend this agency.
Cons: None.
9.2 Excellent
9 Jun 2017
Shocked by bottom line
Pros: Great car , upgraded to a Ford Edge, pickup and dropoff was easy.
Cons: The taxes and fees added over 40% to the tab, not a Budget issue but would have appreciated a warning.
5.6 Okay
28 Jun 2017
Bait and switch - car rental's backbone?
Pros: The vehicle was real nice and the outside staff did their job well.
Cons: Quoted price of $230 ended up being $570 with add on fees, refueling charges, airport fees, etc., etc. What a snake pit of fast talking disinformation and deception. NEVER going to use this company again. There are much better options that I will use, and I'll encourage others to do the same.
8.0 Excellent
3 Aug 2017
Pros: I loved the guy who worked at the Albuquerque airport where we dropped off the car. A really cool guy and very helpful. Shuttle service was very efficient.
Cons: The gas station is a bit of a trek from the airport.
Rated no. 6
Payless
7.0 Good (39 reviews)
1 location in Albuquerque
Payless
Locations in Albuquerque
3400 University Boulevard Se
+1 505 247 6705
Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
  • 6.7
  • 7.3
  • 7.5
  • 6.6
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
4.8 Okay
15 Nov 2016
So far off the mark.........
Pros: Easy return.
Cons: 1. Long line at the rental desk - with just ONE employee working there at the time. 2. They had NO (zero) cars available EXCEPT ONE Nissan Frontier mid-size pick-up truck. (I had reserved a compact car). The two renters in line ahead of me were told they could wait for a car to become available - or go to another car rental desk. 3. I chose to take the pick-up truck as I did not have the luxury of waiting an unknown amount of time for a compact. The rental price was the same as my compact reservation price, but I ended up paying a LOT more for gas.
10.0 Excellent
21 Oct 2015
Quick, painless rental at Albuquerque.
Pros: No problems, no hassles, good car.
Cons: Can't think of a thing.
2.0 Mediocre
23 Nov 2015
Pros: Absolutely nothing
Cons: Unbelievably slow, but that was only the beginning. The agent said my (only) card was being declined, twice. Called my bank, Payless had not been declined, hadn't even connected. I stood in line behind one person for a further 45 minutes, and this time the agent said they had a new "system", and it couldn't read my card! He suggested I try another rental company, so I tried, but cost was exorbitant. So after TWO AND A HALF HOURS trying to rent a car, almost all of it spent at the Payless desk, I decided to use a taxi. It was a good decision. They were cheaper than a car would have been, even Payless, prompt and courteous. This is the second time I've tried unsuccessfully to rent a car from Payless at ABQ, and for sure the last.
10.0 Excellent
20 Feb 2016
Pros: The process was so simple and easy. I would definitely use them again.
5.6 Okay
22 Feb 2016
Pros: decent care for a reasonable price
Cons: at pick-up sales person tried to sell me an upgrade, then added some kind of roadside emergency coverage without my consent ($4.99/day), and misinformed me about local gas prices hoping to entice me to purchase pre-pay gas option. The cost shown on my original reservation was $205 and the initial contract the agent printed up was $275. I hate this kind of nickel-dime stuff at the desk and he had to redo the contract to remove the roadside emergency coverage that he hadn't mentioned and thought I wouldn't notice which cost me time at the counter. I know employees are trained in these deceptive practices and find it deplorable.
6.0 Good
3 Mar 2016
Hidden Fees
Pros: Customer service and quality of the vehicle were excellent.
Cons: I HATE HIDDEN FEES! It's. Equivalent to being lied to. My $99 agreement became $172 when I turned in the car. To me it is fraud.
10.0 Excellent
18 Apr 2016
Pros: The Albuquerque rental center is amazing. Wonderful. The dropoff was especially easy and smooth. I'll be using Payless again, for sure.
10.0 Excellent
28 Apr 2016
Pros: The staff was very friendly and took care of everything I needed right away
5.2 Okay
24 May 2016
Pros: The employees I had interaction with were very nice. I just wish they had a way to staff the counter/booth all the time.
Cons: When I returned the car no one was in the booth. There was a note "I'll be back in 20 minutes". I was unable to wait 20 minutes because I had to catch a plane. It was uncomfortable just putting the keys in the box. I still have not received a receipt for my rental car 2 days later.
7.2 Good
24 May 2016
Pros: Good car
Cons: Overcharged. I was promised a charge around $240 upon pickup. I had paid $60 for insurance offered by kayak. The clerk tried signing me up for the insurance Payless offers, amounting to a total of over 500 dollars. Had i not been alert, i would have signed up for both policies. I was also overcharged on my credit card; Payless estimated the overall cost for the week would be around 240 dollars, though a charge of 319 dollars has appeared on my statement.
Rated no. 7
Dollar
7.0 Good (61 reviews)
1 location in Albuquerque
Dollar
Locations in Albuquerque
3400 University Blvd Se
+1 866 434 2226
Monday06:00 - 23:30
Tuesday06:00 - 23:30
Wednesday06:00 - 23:30
Thursday06:00 - 23:30
Friday06:00 - 23:30
Saturday06:00 - 23:30
Sunday06:00 - 23:30
  • 6.6
  • 7.7
  • 7.4
  • 6.5
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
6.8 Good
25 Apr 2016
Deceptive pricing. Renter Beware.
Pros: Rental car was clean, roomy and got good gas mileage. Comfortable and handled well in snowy conditions. GPS worked very well even in remote areas of northern New Mexico.
Cons: Slow leak in left rear tire required continual filling. At pickup I was informed that I could not use my Bank of America debit card. This meant that my traveling companion needed to use her card which added approximately $200 more for the rental (extra driver and other charges). I was quoted $230 online but ended up paying around $560. At pick up the woman at the counter said I could sign up for a top-up refill at $1.98 a gallon which I did. At return, I was charged for an entire tank of gas at $1.98, not a top-up. I will not use Dollar Car Rental again.
10.0 Excellent
25 Jan 2017
great experience
Pros: An upgraded car, better than the economy class reserved!
Cons: Unit was getting long in the tooth, required alot of documentation regarding existing body, wheel and wind screen damage. Nothing major, I just wanted to make sure I wasn't going to be held responsible for it.
4.0 Okay
10 Feb 2017
Don't be scammed
Pros: Nothing
Cons: I made the reservation for four days and just used the default drop off pick up times of noon. I've never had a problem with any rental car company in the past picking up a car as much as a day early. I arrived 1 1/2 hours early and was told that if I picked up the car even ONE MINUTE before noon that my contract would be invalidated and a new one generated. So I asked what the "new" price would be. Instead of the $90.00 rate on my contract the new rate was quoted as $150.00. So I asked what would happen if I picked up the car one minute after noon and received a shrug. I started to walk away and the lady called me back and said maybe she could "do better." So I let her run another quote and she came up with a total of $110.00, still over the original rate, but my daughter was waiting for me at the terminal so I took it. The car initially looked fairly clean, but as soon as sunlight hit the windows, they were so smeared I could barely see out of them so I had to stop at the first gas station to clean them. Also I was told if I chose the "bring it back full" option I had to save the receipt to prove I had filled up within 10 miles of the airport. I did this and when I tried to give it to the lady who checked me in, she said she didn't need it. All in all extremely poor experience with Dollar and I will never rent with them again.
10.0 Excellent
10 Mar 2017
great 9.8/10
Pros: Early drop off (4am) worked seamlessly.
Cons: The kayak price was the price I ended up paying, but the woman at the counter increased the price by about $20. She said there were extra taxes not included in the final-tax-kayak price, and she was wrong ultimately in terms of what I was billed after the car was returned, but it's never fun to deal with those hard-to-avoid car rental indignities.
2.0 Mediocre
29 Mar 2017
Where is my refund?
Cons: I cancelled my reservation due to no longer needing a vehicle. While that was taken care of properly, I still have not been credited for the added insurance that I purchased for the trip and that was about 6 days ago.
5.6 Okay
13 Apr 2017
Pros: Everything about the car was great
Cons: Customer Service was horrible and I felt like I was not important to Dollar as a customer. I was ignored on many occasions during the pick up and drop off. Same agent took attended to me each time. Very unprofessional and unwilling. Also made a reservation for one price and ended up paying almost $70 more than the reservation! I will never rent from Dollar again.
3.6 Mediocre
25 Jul 2017
Pros: Availability
Cons: I waited in line for over an hour. This cut into our vacation, making us miss the beginning of our show. I was also told I could pay in cash for the Carr at the drop off, which was not true. Way too expensive to pick up in one location and drop off in another.
8.4 Excellent
18 Oct 2015
Pros: Customer service, transaction speed, car choices
10.0 Excellent
26 Oct 2015
Oops! Did not go to Albuquerque
Pros: I thought this was for another city where I rented a car from Dollar. Sorry! Anyway, everything at that Dollar local was perfect.
8.0 Excellent
2 Nov 2015
Pros: Got upgraded for free to SUV
Cons: Had to return car once for broken AC system
Rated no. 8
E-Z Rent-A-Car
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6.9 Good (75 reviews)
1 location in Albuquerque
E-Z Rent-A-Car
Locations in Albuquerque
3400 University Blvd SE, Suite N
+1 505 242 6154
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
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Rated no. 9
Advantage
6.6 Good (72 reviews)
1 location in Albuquerque
Advantage
Locations in Albuquerque
3400 University Blvd SE, Suite N
+1 505 242 6154
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
  • 6.4
  • 7.0
  • 7.2
  • 6.4
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay
12 May 2018
Cons: Company messed up my bill; upgraded car was not properly checked to be on the road; left back wheel kept loosing air.
2.0 Mediocre
27 Jul 2018
Pros: Nothing
Cons: The agreement stated “ unlimited mileage” that was not true. To get unlimited mileage it would cost an additional $20.00 per day. The person at the rental counter was rude and didn’t seem to care if I had the vehicle ( which I refused). I have rented from nearly every other car rental company with little or no problems. I suggest you pay a little extra and use another company.
10.0 Excellent
3 Aug 2018
Pros: The Albuquerque office was awesome in all aspects! I told them again I'll definitely rent from them when I'm in ABQ!
2.0 Mediocre
10 Aug 2018
No car available
Cons: Advantage had no vehicles available even though I had a reservation. I was left stranded without a car.
10.0 Excellent
3 Nov 2015
Pros: I like to the Space and the gas mileage impressed with how far I got and only had to fuel up once
8.0 Excellent
13 Nov 2015
Good clean cars but the insurance is to high!
Pros: Clean car!
8.4 Excellent
25 Nov 2015
Great car, great price, but smokey
Cons: After we drove away we began to smell and feel the effects of a car that had been smoked in and covered up by air freshener. As my wife and I are both very allergic to cigarette smoke, we had to drive the whole trip with the windows down or cracked enough to let in fresh air. The good news is Advantage gave us 20% refund upon out return and lodging our disappointment.
10.0 Excellent
30 Nov 2015
Pros: the staff at ABQ were very helpful especially the ladies at the counter.
10.0 Excellent
7 Dec 2015
It was great
Pros: Easy and cheap.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
7 Dec 2015
Pros: All good, thanks!
Rated no. 10
Alamo
8.5 Excellent (27 reviews)
1 location in Albuquerque
Alamo
Locations in Albuquerque
3400 University Blvd Se
+1 844 366 0504
Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.6
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
6 Apr 2017
Pros: In and Out was very quick and easy.
10.0 Excellent
14 Jul 2016
Pros: The reservation was simple to make and customer service answered all of my questions.
Cons: NA
9.6 Excellent
5 Sep 2016
Easy
Pros: Check in was fast and easy. The car was a Nissan Versa and drove really well and was clean. Return was crazy easy.
10.0 Excellent
13 Sep 2016
Easy Pick-up and Return. Price was very good. Ca
Pros: Great gas mileage. Super friendly and professional Alamo employees. Car was new, clean and had directions for Alamo rental location and surrounding areas in compartment, which was very handy. Price was very good.
10.0 Excellent
15 Sep 2016
Alamo economy rental
Pros: No complaints whatsoever. Apparently Alamo and National share a counter, workers, and fleet of cars in Albuquerque. Got a Ford Fiesta tiny little thing for just a shade over $10/day. Three days ended up costing $35, spent more on gas than on renting the car. And the car was surprisingly smooth, an enjoyable ride up to Raton and back as well as driving around Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Staff was efficient and courteous on pickup and drop-off, car was cheap and more than adequate, plenty clean. Great value in my eyes.
9.6 Excellent
17 Sep 2016
Pros: Drop off was very easy
Cons: Car was a bit old. No back up camera
8.0 Excellent
19 Sep 2016
EVERYTHING WENT SMOOTHLY
Pros: The fact that we had no problems
Cons: Nothing
5.2 Okay
10 Oct 2016
Cons: Too much money.
10.0 Excellent
15 Oct 2016
Cons: 1st class operation...fast easy check in
10.0 Excellent
17 Oct 2016
ABQ Airport Alamo a Joy to Work with
Pros: Fast check out. Friendly staff at the counter and on the lot. Nice car. Great, easy, fast return. Very helpful!
Rated no. 11
Avis
7.8 Good (20 reviews)
5 locations in Albuquerque
Avis
Locations in Albuquerque
1901 University Boulevard Northeast
+1 505 884 6807
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00
3400 University Boulevard Southeast
+1 505 842 4080
Monday00:00 - 01:00
05:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 01:00
05:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 01:00
05:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 01:00
05:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 01:00
05:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 01:00
05:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 01:00
05:00 - 23:59
3501 Pan American Freeway NE, Suite B
+1 505 344 9133
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00
4770 Montgomery Boulevard Northeast
+1 505 830 2803
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00
9501 Coors Boulevard Northwest
+1 505 792 4460
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00
  • 7.5
  • 8.6
  • 8.2
  • 7.0
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
6.4 Good
26 Mar 2018
Check your pickup location!
Cons: We thought we had booked a car from the airport car rental center, but when we got there they said we had to go to an Avis franchise in town. It was a &30 cab ride and a real hassle. But they did let us return the car at the airport.
10.0 Excellent
16 Sep 2018
Pros: The price was very reasonable. Pick up and drop off was a breeze.
5.2 Okay
13 Dec 2016
Avis is a rip off
Pros: I liked the price.
Cons: The agent was rude, tried to rip me off big time and when I caught him and went to another agent he came down and tried to bully the other agent to rip us off too.
10.0 Excellent
12 Sep 2016
Pros: Great car!!! Clean and very new!
8.8 Excellent
20 Nov 2016
Pros: Nice new car, comfortable.
Cons: We came in before midnight and it took us an hour to just pick up our car, it was already reserved and paid for. Avis was closed thus we had to go to Budget. There should be a faster system if you don't want any add ons.
8.0 Excellent
12 Jul 2017
Staff will try to trick you into paying more
Cons: Staff tried to trick me into paying 3X for the car I already set up and confirmed online with Kayak, then blamed me for not understanding the terminology. I'm not in the car rental business. I left with the rental car angry. Killed my good mood.
7.6 Good
18 Jul 2017
long wait
Pros: The double upgrade.
Cons: 45 minutes in line. Only serviced 5 customers with two attendants during that time. We went outside to get our car to find NO cars in the lot, only trucks and vans. They were waiting for cars. Must have been a crazy busy week in ABQ
10.0 Excellent
21 Aug 2017
Pros: Very friendly and speedy assigning a vehicle when went out to find it didn't have to wait long and checking out very friendly gentleman giving us directions and enjoy our stay
Cons: Rental cars are way far from airport
10.0 Excellent
12 Nov 2017
Pros: No hassles on either end of a one way rental. Very reasonable rate.
4.0 Okay
22 Mar 2018
Cons: Terrible service. Counter rep was absolutely apathetic, and seemed annoyed we were able to book a rental through Kayak 5 min after she told us she didn't have any available cars.
Advance Car And Truck Rental
advance
1 location in Albuquerque
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Locations in Albuquerque
3400 University Blvd SE N, Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico
+1 505 242 6154
Eagle Rent A Car
eaglerac
1 location in Albuquerque
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in Albuquerque
12910 Central Ave Se
Easirent
easirent
1 location in Albuquerque
Easirent
Locations in Albuquerque
Albuquerque International Airport
Monday00:01 - 23:59
Tuesday00:01 - 23:59
Wednesday00:01 - 23:59
Thursday00:01 - 23:59
Friday00:01 - 23:59
Saturday00:01 - 23:59
Sunday
Europcar
europcar
1 location in Albuquerque
Europcar
Locations in Albuquerque
Please Go To The Advantage Counter
+1 505 242 6154
keddy by Europcar
keddy
1 location in Albuquerque
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Albuquerque
3400 University Blvd Se, Suite N, Albuquerque
+1 505 242 6154
Sunnycars
sunnycars
1 location in Albuquerque
Sunnycars
Locations in Albuquerque
3400 University Blvd
537 travellers who rented a car in Albuquerque gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.2

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Top tips for renting a car in Albuquerque

  • Driving in Albuquerque is the most convenient and effective way of getting to know the city, as all the major interest points are sprawled out. While you may prefer to walk in the Old Town area, a car is a must when exploring the rest of the city. Drive along the iconic Route 66 (or Central Ave), which cuts through the downtown area all the way to the university area. A car is also the perfect option for those looking to explore other destinations outside the city such as the Sandia Peak, which is located in the Sandia Mountains area, less than 20 miles from Albuquerque. New Mexico's capital, Santa Fe, is also a short hour’s ride away from Albuquerque.
  • All the big car rental agencies, including Alamo, Avis, Enterprise, and Hertz, can be found at Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ)'s Car Rental Center. There is a free shuttle bus service between the airport terminal building and the Car Rental Center, with shuttles departing every 5 minutes or so from the lane outside the first level of the terminal building. The shuttle service is handicap accessible.
  • Fender benders happen quite often in Albuquerque, so watch out for reckless drivers. The weather gets pretty rough in the winter, which means you must be extra careful when driving during this season as accidents often happen due to strong winds, snow, or black ice that has formed. The roads are also quite dark at night, so extra caution is required when night driving.
  • Although traffic is manageable in certain parts of the city, roads are all usually fairly busy throughout Albuquerque during peak hours -- so avoid rush hour traffic both in the morning (between 6 and 10 a.m.) and afternoon (between 3 and 7 p.m.). The worst commutes are for drivers heading to Albuquerque/East Albuquerque in the morning, and exiting that area in the afternoon. Traffic heading from the Rio Rancho area to East Albuquerque also tends to get congested during peak hours.
  • Book your rental car in Albuquerque at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in Albuquerque

What is the cheapest car rental company in Albuquerque?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Thrifty (₹ 2,652/day), Alamo (₹ 3,390/day) and Budget (₹ 3,806/day).

What is the best rental car company in Albuquerque?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Albuquerque are Alamo (8.7, 6665 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 13022 reviews), and Avis (7.6, 2283 reviews).

What is the cheapest car hire location in Albuquerque?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Thrifty 3400 University Blvd Se 87106 (5 kilometres from the city centre).

How can I find car rentals near me in Albuquerque?

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 Albuquerque?

If you want to cruise around the iconic desert surroundings, a spacious SUV would probably be the best option. If you're just driving around the city, an automatic economy car will do just fine.

What's the speed limit in Albuquerque?

The speed limit is usually 30 miles per hour in business or residential areas (with the exception of certain residential areas that demand a lower limit, in which case the speed limit signs will be posted), 55 miles per hour on public highways, and 75 miles per hour on rural interstate highways.

How are gas prices in Albuquerque?

The average gas prices in Albuquerque are approximately $2.31 per gallon. Lower prices can range anywhere between $1.99 and $2.09 per gallon. Because stations can get pretty busy on weekends, try to fill up during the week. Try to fill up the tank early in the morning or late in the evening, and avoid doing so in the weekends or on Thursdays and Fridays before long weekends as gas stations get pretty crowded.

Where are the best places to park in Albuquerque?

Street parking is plentiful and typically metered, and drivers must pay for a parking spot between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, while Sundays and public holidays are free. Parking rates can range anywhere between $1 and $6 per hour. However, parking is free for a limited time of two hours on all the streets in the Old Town area.