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Pick-up locationCincinnati
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Hire locations38
Airport locations4

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Top tips for hiring a car in Cincinnati

  • A city that sprawls along the Ohio River and connects to the apex of the Licking River, Cincinnati is best discovered with a rental car. Cincinnati buzzes with an eclectic rustic vibe and is home to many fantastic restaurants and art venues. Whether you plan to escape the city to the world renowned Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden or explore the diverse landscapes the Ohio River has to offer, a rental car will help you maximize your time in town.
  • Cincinnati International Airport, commonly referred to as Northern Kentucky International Airport, is located 13 miles south from the downtown district and takes approximately 20 minutes to drive. A shuttle bus takes you directly from the baggage claim area to the car rental facility, where you will find the counters of many major rental companies such as Hertz, Budget, Enterprise, and Avis.
  • The hills that bless Cincinnati with glorious views also mean that you will experience some unique driving conditions around town. When coming up to any considerable incline, remember to approach at a steady pace and with significant momentum. The mountainous terrain provides an ideal challenge for enthusiastic cyclists, so be cautious of your blind spots and always provide an adequate amount of space.
  • Cincinnati roads become congested between 7 am and 9 am as commuters make their way to work, as well as between 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm. It is advisable to avoid driving during these peak periods of the day and instead enjoy the beautiful riverfront or the long list of activities the city has to offer. Redirecting your driving route to avoid the Brent Spence Bridge, I-75, and I-71 will save you time, especially during the evening rush hour.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Cincinnati for ₹ 2,792 or less
  • Book your rental car in Cincinnati at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Cincinnati are around 40% cheaper than other car types, on average

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Enterprise

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.9

Value for money

7.8

16 locations in Cincinnati

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Locations in Cincinnati

10034 Cincinnati Dayton Rd

+1 513 956 2400

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12066 Montgomery Road

+1 513 697 4171

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150 W 5th St

+1 513 651 0555

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2530 Reading Road

+1 513 751 0200

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4080 Rev Dr

+1 513 681 5900

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4394 Eastgate Sq Dr

+1 513 752 3338

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5520 Glenway Ave

+1 513 922 2222

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5550 Ridge Ave

+1 513 731 3131

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6610 Glenway Ave

+1 513 598 4999

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6947 East Kemper

+1 513 247 5200

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7759 Reading Rd

+1 513 731 3131

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825 Ohio Pike

+1 513 528 7100

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8401 Beechmont Ave

+1 513 388 5600

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8605 Colerain Ave

+1 513 385 6800

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8740 Montgomery Road

+1 513 792 5888

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9942 Kings Auto Mall Rd

+1 513 683 4433

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2.0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Two days before our rental reservation I received a phone call to inform me there were no Vans available . The Enterprise Rental Manager did not do anything to assist us in the inconvenience. I reached out to Enterprise Corporate and never heard a response. Spoke to a Chris both times. He told me the Vans have been out well over 2 weeks so my response was why did you wait 2 days before our trip to inform me . I will never use this website or Enterprise again. I was able to rent a car through another Company and they now have a New Loyal Customer. Enterprise gave poor Custimer Service and your website was misleading.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Reminder that I needed insurance. Maybe a sign on the counter saying what things to have ready.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly and professional, Genuine people service. Car was clean and very fuel efficient. rental car price was super fair, and much better than the airport. Thank You all.

Cons:

Perfect...

7.6 Good

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

It was enough room for my travel

Cons:

I wish it was a little cheaper

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

The process was extremely fast... we honestly weren’t expecting such a swift and friendly experience and atmosphere. The young man who helped us on the pick up day actually didn’t have what we wanted in stock and gave us a nicer vehicle at the same price. Thanks Enterprise team!

6.8 Okay

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Super easy friendly

Cons:

The fact that my bill was 241 and I had 255 on my card but yet it still took 320 to rent the care and I only got 150 back on my deposit when I paid 200 for it

1 out of 19

Hertz

Best rated
Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

6.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.3

Value for money

6.3

Locations in Cincinnati

11943 Montgomery Rd

+1 513 697 7333

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1610 E Kemper Rd

+1 513 771 3513

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268 W Mitchell Ave

+1 513 542 7700

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2927 Coerain Ave

+1 800 654 3131

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3057 Terminal Drive

+1 859 767 3535

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601 Elm Street

+1 513 347 6111

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9820 Colerain Ave

+1 513 741 0136

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4.0 Mediocre

Nov 2022

KAYAK
They charge me $20 for gas when I returned the tank over full.

2.0 Poor

Nov 2022

KAYAK
I felt tricked. I thought I was booking to pick up the car from the Cincinnatti airport, but instead it was in downtown Cincinnatti. Very tricky and deceiptful on your end.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Hertz didn’t bother to contact me until less than 24 hours prior to pickup to inform me that they couldn’t rent a car to me. My husband reserved the car and used his CC. I tried to use MY debit card and was told Hertz didn’t accept debit cards. ?? When I tried to cancel the reservation with Hertz I was directed to another number to call 🙄 I will not use Hertz again.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
The website indicated I could pick it up in Cincinnati when I googled "Airport Pickup". The address was nowhere near the airport, and I ended up cancelling the reservation. It is lucky that the woman from the rental agency called me to tell me they were not open on Sunday, which was my first clue this was NOT at the airport! Very misleading on KAYAK's part!

2.0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
I requested to pick up a car at the Cincinatti aiport and Kayak sent me to a Hertz that was not even at the airport. I never made it to pick up my car because my flight was delayed by 30 min and by the time I got to the Hertz counter at the airport and figured out my reservation was not at the airport it was 6:03pm and the place where my reservation was had closed at 6pm. The Hertz at the airport had no cars available and neither did any other vendor. None of them could help me in person, I had to do everything online and when the Hertz company finally said I could take a van it was going to be $388 for less than 24 hours. My original reservation was for $46 that I would like a refund on. Due to this confusion and Kayak choosing a rental place that was not at the airport and closed early for my flight time (Kayak asked for my flight information) I had to pay for a $109 Uber to Lexington and an $80 cab back from Lexington. I thought I was going to spend $46 and now I've spent $235 because of your poor program. I have never been to Cincinatti, how on earth would I know the rental car reservation was not at the airport when that is what I searched.....

2.0 Poor

Dec 2021

KAYAK
office was closed and had to take cab to another office to rent

1 out of 64

Thrifty

7.3

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.8

Value for money

6.9

One location in Cincinnati

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3057 Terminal Drive

+1 877 283 0898

Monday06:00 - 23:00
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2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

I was charged twice for the rental. Once when I booked the rental through CarRentals.com, I paid $301.08 and was told I had to pay a remaining $86.01 at pickup. When I picked up the vehicle, I was charged a full $387.99.

2.0 Poor

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing. There was absolutely nothing I liked about this company or my experience.

Cons:

I booked this rental one week ahead of the day I needed it. I called ahead to be sure that I had every document that I needed and the method of payment would be accepted. I was told that I would be able to use my bank card and it could be run as credit (because it has the master card logo on it); just bring my social security card with me as a second form of identification. I have five credit cards in my name and making enough of a payment on one of them to be able to use it for the rental was well within means. However, I didn't think I needed to do that because I was told that I could use my bank card. I showed up to get my rental on the day I was supposed to. I was to leave town the next day at 5 a.m. I was told that, no, I could not use that card and, since I didn't pay my credit card bill enough to cover the cost of the rental, I had no car to use and no one could do anything for me at all. To be clear, I did not have a flight. I was renting the car local to use to go out of town for three days. I did mention this to the person that I called because I have never rented from near an airport before. They told me on the phone that everything would be absolutely fine. I asked twice, are you sure? I was told yes both times. Since it was noon and I needed the car the next day at 5 a.m., it was impossible for me to go to a different company to find a rental. Everyone needs a 24 hour notice. On top of all of it, I drove 35 minutes one way (this took about an hour and fifteen minutes out of my day) and the lady I spoke with when I went to pick up the car was extremely rude. I could not be more disappointed. Very, very bad communication and very, very bad service.

4.4 Mediocre

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Thought the price was good until I was told taxes weren’t included

Cons:

Terribly long line to pickup the car

9.6 Wonderful

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and the price was amazing.

9.6 Wonderful

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick drop off

Cons:

The salesman asked if I wanted to upgrade to a Charger for $18 extra a day so I said no. Then he’s looking over my shoulder as he’s filling out my paperwork and says wow they’re really fixing you up today and I turn around to see a very nice Cadillac sedan pull up. So I was like- for real? Is this an upgrade for free for some reason? He then stated no- just an option. This was very deceptive in my opinion. He was nice but I felt disrespected as though he thought I was stupid. I work for high end businesses in the financial district in San Francisco. I know a bad salesman when I see them. He was nice but pretty sly.

8.4 Very Good

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Needed a corporate rate. Never received one. Was charged for 3 hours over. Would have been cheaper to keep for a 5 th day.

1 out of 17

Budget

5.4

Cleanliness

5.7

Comfort

5.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.6

Value for money

5.5

6 locations in Cincinnati

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212 West Fourth Street

+1 513 241 0220

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465 East Galbraith Road

+1 513 948 1192

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6525 Glenway Avenue

+1 513 574 8400

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8008 Hosbrook Road

+1 513 793 0534

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8782 Colerain Avenue

+1 513 923 2400

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9305 Montgomery Road

+1 513 791 1032

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10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2022

KAYAK
The car was very fuel efficient. The car smell could have been more pleasant but it was clean.

2.0 Poor

Aug 2022

KAYAK
Nothing about my experience was good

2.0 Poor

May 2022

KAYAK
I was told our price was for downtown and not airport. The difference was $450 instead of $150. Then, he proceeded to say he could get me down to $350, but the only question he asked was if I wanted to prepay gas and that was a no. He added $200 in insurance which I have never taken. Felt like it was a scam.

4.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Very unprofessional treatment. Booked a van 7 6 months in advance. Verified online week of trip. Tried to verify with pick up location but they do not answer phone... claimed a phone problem. Received phone call 18 hours before pickup saying they had no vans avail and were giving me a Ford Explorer. This was too small for 6 adults. Was given no discount and no larger options. Had to make do. Day of pickup, car was dirty, smelled of smoke and marred by someone’s previous application of decals. Made do anyway. On drop off, was charged an additional incorrect $60 hourly fee until I protested. Hand written signs at location threatend increased cleaning fees and that renters needed to vacuum their own car before returning. Very unprofessional overall. Will avoid this Budget/Avis location when possible in future.

2.0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

My insurance money refunded I never used rental

6.0 Okay

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

We canceled and rescheduled our trip. I was surprised that I was charged for the insurance.

1 out of 16

Avis

5.5

Cleanliness

5.7

Comfort

5.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.7

Value for money

6.2

5 locations in Cincinnati

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212 West Fourth Street

+1 513 621 1479

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465 East Galbraith Road

+1 513 761 0862

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6525 Glenway Avenue

+1 513 574 2390

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8782 Colerain Avenue

+1 513 245 2187

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9305 Montgomery Road

+1 513 793 7715

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4.8 Mediocre

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was easy

Cons:

Car was not cleaned

2.0 Poor

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Car selection no available. Dirty car. Long pick up. Bad service.

3.6 Poor

Aug 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

I picked up a dirty car in Cincinnati to take it to mbs airport.When I dropped the car off they asked if I had the miles I said no and they said if you don't nee your receipt you are good.I thought I should just get the miles so I did and the girl at the counter printed me a receipt for double what I was told.I asked the girl why and she said it was because I dropped it off early yes early.She told me that's how third party sites get you.I said what does that mean?She said she would of been able refund my money if I would of went straight through Avis never again will I do that...

2.0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
We actually cancelled the reservation because the lady who answered the phone was incredibly rude and unprofessional.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
They say they have cars. Reserve it and then they call you and tell you they have none and cannot do anything to help you.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
I drove 20-25 miles in rush hour traffic and Avis didn't have a car for me

1 out of 4

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Cincinnati Municipal Lunken Airport

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Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

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7725 Vine Street

+1 513 858 1111

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548 travellers who rented a car in Cincinnati gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.6

Car hire locations in or near Cincinnati

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Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

₹ 2,826/day

Good deal

₹ 2,792/day

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