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Cincinnati, OH, United States
19 May — 26 May
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Cincinnati, OH, United States
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Cincinnati car rental information

Pick-up locationCincinnati
Rental locations36
Airport locations3

Reviews and directory for self drive car rentals in Cincinnati

Rated no. 1
Hertz
Best rated
6.9 Good (199 reviews)
7 locations in Cincinnati
Hertz
Locations in Cincinnati
11943 Montgomery Rd+1 513 697 7333
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00
1610 E Kemper Rd+1 513 771 3513
Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00
268 W Mitchell Ave+1 513 542 7700
Monday08:00 - 18:00
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2927 Coerain Ave+1 800 654 3131
Monday09:00 - 12:00
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601 Elm Street+1 513 347 6111
Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00
9820 Colerain Ave+1 513 741 0136
Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Intl Ap 3286 Loomis Rd+1 859 767 3535
Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00
  • 7.2
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  • 6.8
  • 6.9
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre10 May 2021
Pros: NOTHINGCons: They could've told me that they had no vehicle for me way before the date of the rental. I booked a month out. They also could've refunded my money in a timely manner.
10.0 Excellent8 May 2021
Pros: Very easy pickup and drop off and easy to drive vehicleCons: Nothing
2.0 Mediocre6 May 2021
Cons: I had paid in advance, and was stuck in unexpected traffic from the Airport (a last minute Vice-Presidential visit shut down routes) and they gave away my car. Very frustrating.
10.0 Excellent5 May 2021
Cons: NOTHING
6.0 Good11 Jan 2021
Pros: Nice car.Cons: The location we booked with was closed and had to go to another location and then got charged for an extra day which and had to put down 200 deposit with a credit check which I was also unaware of
8.0 Excellent13 Dec 2020
Pros: Staff friendly, efficient.Cons: Reserved a full size car, to have a trunk. Only SUVs available. Given an SUV that was small & underpowered compared to a full size car.
8.8 Excellent22 Nov 2020
Pros: Staff was extremely helpful. Manager went out of her way when I needed to upgrade to a bigger vehicle in FlCons: Only issue was no drop off box
10.0 Excellent31 Oct 2020
Pros: Staff was great, process was easy and efficient and the car was super clean.Cons: I rent cars on a weekly basis for business, this experience tops most I have. They’re awesome.
2.0 Mediocre14 Sep 2020
Pros: NothingCons: The rental car desk had closed by the time my flight landed so I did not get a rental
10.0 Excellent1 Aug 2020
Pros: Friendly and accommodation team.Cons: The ability for a night time drop off would have been convenient.
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Rated no. 2
Enterprise
7.9 Good (88 reviews)
16 locations in Cincinnati
Enterprise
Locations in Cincinnati
12066 Montgomery Road+1 513 697 4171
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
150 W 5th St+1 513 651 0555
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2530 Reading Road+1 513 751 0200
Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
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Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
3680 Park 42 Drive+1 513 956 2400
Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Thursday08:00 - 18:00
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
4080 Rev Dr+1 513 681 5900
Monday08:00 - 18:00
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4394 Eastgate Square Dr Ste 1700+1 513 752 3338
Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Sunday00:00 - 00:00
5520 Glenway Ave+1 513 922 2222
Monday08:00 - 18:00
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5550 Ridge Ave+1 513 731 3131
Monday08:00 - 18:00
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6610 Glenway Ave+1 513 598 4999
Monday08:00 - 18:00
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6947 East Kemper+1 513 247 5200
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7759 Reading Rd+1 513 731 3131
Monday08:00 - 18:00
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825 Ohio Pike+1 513 528 7100
Monday08:00 - 18:00
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8401 Beechmont Ave+1 513 388 5600
Monday08:00 - 18:00
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8605 Colerain Ave+1 513 385 6800
Monday08:00 - 18:00
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8740 Montgomery Road+1 513 792 5888
Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
9942 Kings Auto Mall Rd+1 513 683 4433
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
  • 7.9
  • 8.1
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre30 Mar 2021
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 Excellent9 Dec 2020
Cons: Reminder that I needed insurance. Maybe a sign on the counter saying what things to have ready.
10.0 Excellent16 Oct 2020
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 Good15 Oct 2020
Pros: It was enough room for my travelCons: I wish it was a little cheaper
10.0 Excellent29 Sep 2020
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 Good25 Sep 2020
Pros: Super easy friendlyCons: 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
2.0 Mediocre3 Sep 2020
Pros: NothingCons: They could have provided the vehicle I booked.
10.0 Excellent26 Aug 2020
Pros: The staff was great and the car was phenomenalCons: Making sure travel logistics were clearer, like what happens with tolls and such
3.6 Mediocre11 Aug 2020
Cons: Price. I rented from CVG airport. I was told my rental was for CVG, in Cincinnati. 25 milrs away. Bull
2.0 Mediocre2 Aug 2020
Cons: The rental was canceled in June and I did not receive the money for the insurance down payment Nobody will return my calls. I will never use kayak and make sure everyone knows.
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Rated no. 3
Budget
6.9 Good (35 reviews)
6 locations in Cincinnati
Budget
Locations in Cincinnati
212 West Fourth Street+1 513 241 0220
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
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Sunday09:00 - 12:00
465 East Galbraith Road+1 513 948 1192
Monday08:00 - 18:00
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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
Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Sunday10:00 - 14:00
9305 Montgomery Road+1 513 791 1032
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
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Thursday08:00 - 18:00
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Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 6.9
  • 7.1
  • 6.9
  • 6.9
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre27 Apr 2021
Pros: My insurance money refunded I never used rental
6.0 Good24 Apr 2021
Pros: We canceled and rescheduled our trip. I was surprised that I was charged for the insurance.
4.0 Okay20 Jan 2021
Pros: Staff apologeticCons: I reserved a car for 2 days from the date reserved and had a confirmation number. Was called by them a half hour before pickup time to tell me they had no cars to rent and none at other locations nearby. Told me to call 1-800 number to see if they could help me locate a car. Was difficult to understand agent because of the the Indian accent at the 1-800 number. I tried twice to get different agent. Prefer USA reps, please. They ended up telling me there were cars an hour away. Said forget it and cancelled reservation. Will not be doing business with them again. Thankfully Enterprise car rental was able to help on such short notice and on a Sunday.
10.0 Excellent13 Jul 2020
Pros: Great customer service!
10.0 Excellent5 Jun 2020
Pros: Very good customer service!Cons: It was awesome! They worked with me and got me into something with more space!
10.0 Excellent21 Sep 2019
Pros: Pick up was easy and the transaction was smooth. I like that you can drop the car off at the airport.Cons: I wish I was told that the drop off location would open at 4AM. I was there at 330AM and was confused that all the gates were locked. Luckily there was a guard who informed me about the opening time.
3.6 Mediocre11 Dec 2018
Don't rent from Glenway Ave. BudgetPros: Airport Budget was great, I swapped out the SUV's and received what I asked for and it was cleaned and serviced and at the price quoted.Cons: Attempted to pick up the car on Glenway Ave. that I thought I had ordered and had confirmed twice with company. Arrived for pick up and the car was not as promised I specifically asked for a 4 wheeled standard size SUV. I was given a front wheeled drive only, not serviced, had been smoked in, was filthy inside and outside. After much presistance, the attendant called around town until he found the car I had ordered. I had to drive the car he gave me over to the airport to get the car I actually had ordered. The attendant at Glenway was rude and unaccommodating. He also charged me more than I was quoted on priceline.
9.2 Excellent17 Jul 2017
greatPros: nice van. very cleanCons: n/a
2.0 Mediocre8 Jul 2017
Place was closed!!!Pros: NothingCons: They were closed
2.0 Mediocre6 Jul 2017
Pros: The convenience of the rental. Had a miscommunication with another reservation with another car rental company.Cons: Well, upon arriving to pick up the rental, I had to caall the store in order to get the attention of the associate working at the time. There was another customer waiting for service, and the call wasn't made until five minutes after arriving to site. When dropping off rental, I called to notify the same associate that there was a chance that i may be a little late to drop off the rental (6:00)which is also the time Budget closes. I was then notified that I had to place keys in the dropbox and the drop off would not be processed until the following day, and there was a chance that a late fee would be added to bill for at least a half of a day. I returned the car AT the time it was supposed to be dropped off. Walked INTO the building, and was later told that the associate could not process the drop off. I explained to him that his door was still open, showing that your business was still open, and he then refused to process the drop off. He didnt lock the doors of the establishment until 7 minutes after closing time. I know this because I decided to take a picture while waiting for my lyft ride.
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Rated no. 4
Avis
6.9 Good (9 reviews)
5 locations in Cincinnati
Avis
Locations in Cincinnati
212 West Fourth Street+1 513 621 1479
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
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Sunday09:00 - 12:00
465 East Galbraith Road+1 513 761 0862
Monday08:00 - 18:00
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6525 Glenway Avenue+1 513 574 2390
Monday08:00 - 18:00
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8782 Colerain Avenue+1 513 245 2187
Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Sunday10:00 - 14:00
9305 Montgomery Road+1 513 793 7715
Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 6.6
  • 7.1
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  • 6.6
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
4.8 Okay28 Oct 2020
Pros: Drop off was easyCons: Car was not cleaned
2.0 Mediocre27 Mar 2017
Cons: Car selection no available. Dirty car. Long pick up. Bad service.
3.6 Mediocre19 Aug 2016
Avis don't like third party web sitesCons: 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...
Easirent
2 locations in Cincinnati
Easirent
Locations in Cincinnati
Cincinnati Municipal Lunken Airport
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Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
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Recent reviews
332 travellers who rented a car in Cincinnati gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.2

Car rental locations in or near Cincinnati

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Most popular car type

Economy

When to book a rental car in Cincinnati

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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.
  • 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 47% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Cincinnati

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Cincinnati are Thrifty (8.2, 67 reviews), Enterprise (8.0, 162 reviews), and Dollar (7.7, 100 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Cincinnati is ₹ 239 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between ₹ 2,863 and ₹ 3,817, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Chevrolet Spark or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Cincinnati.

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

  • A Economy car rental in Cincinnati costs ₹ 6,462 per day, on average.

  • A Supplier choice car rental in Cincinnati costs ₹ 5,885 per day, on average.

  • Choose from the extensive list of rental cars available on KAYAK to pick the car that best suits your personal needs. A smaller sedan will help you navigate downtown driving and parking, but there is ample space provided on the roads so you should not feel pressured to downsize because of this.

  • Unless otherwise indicated, the speed limit in the urban area of Cincinnati is 25 mph. Smaller highways near residential areas have limits as low as 55 mph, while divided highways have a maximum of 70 mph. Speed cameras operate within the Cincinnati city district as well as the outer Ohio area, so be careful to keep a close eye on your driving speed to avoid fines.

  • Your travel budget just got a helping hand, thanks to the fact you can expect to pay approximately $2.39 per gallon in Cincinnati, which is slightly below the American average. If you find yourself on the other side of the Ohio River, consider getting a full tank of gas, as United Dairy Farmers stations located in Fort Wright and Southgate often offer fuel as low as $2 per gallon.

  • If you are going to attend a Cincinnati Reds game at the Great American Ballpark or want to explore the downtown district during the weekend, use the Fountain Square Garage, where you can park for only $7 and are less than a 10-minute walk from the stadium. The Fountain Square Garage is also an ideal location if you are looking to leave your car there overnight, as it has 24-hour security and a maximum charge of $21.