Car Rental Harrisburg

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Harrisburg car hire information

Pick-up location Harrisburg
Rental locations 7
Airport locations 2

Reviews and directory for self drive car rentals in Harrisburg

Rated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.5 Excellent (12,822 reviews)
5 locations in Harrisburg
Enterprise
Locations in Harrisburg
1100 Market Street
+1 717 763 7001
112 N Mountain Rd
+1 717 671 8455
2552 Paxton St
+1 717 564 9444
3300 Hartzdale Drive
+1 717 975 5586
601 S Cameron St
+1 717 238 7541
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Enterprise reviews in Harrisburg

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Rated no. 2
Hertz
7.4 Good (3,875 reviews)
3 locations in Harrisburg
Hertz
Locations in Harrisburg
112 Airport Road
+1 717 691 5650
2 Terminal Drive
+1 717 944 4081
3462 Paxton Street
+1 717 561 2107
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Rated no. 3
Budget
7.4 Good (4,180 reviews)
2 locations in Harrisburg
Budget
Locations in Harrisburg
4612 Jonestown Road
+1 717 652 2222
5401 Carlisle Pike
+1 717 697 4321
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Avis
avis
1 location in Harrisburg
Avis
Locations in Harrisburg
5401 Carlisle Pike
+1 717 697 4321
Sunnycars
sunnycars
1 location in Harrisburg
Sunnycars
Locations in Harrisburg
2 Terminal Drive

Self drive car rental locations in Harrisburg

When to book a hire car in Harrisburg

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Top tips for renting a car in Harrisburg

  • Harrisburg is like many U.S. cities in that it was designed and planned for automobiles. Public transportation in the city is quite lacking and their service is slow and inefficient. If you want to get around town efficiently, a personal vehicle is definitely the best option. For example, the 5-minute drive that it takes to get from downtown Harrisburg to the State Museum of Pennsylvania quickly turns into a 25-minute ride on public transport.
  • Those arriving at Harrisburg International Airport who are looking to rent a vehicle right after landing will find that the rental car desks are conveniently located in the Ground Floor Transportation Center of the airport’s main terminal.
  • Though Harrisburg is not that far north, it still experiences the occasional winter storms. Ice and snow can quickly blanket roads and drivers should be prepared for wintery weather if they visit during the colder months of the year. Drivers not confident in their ability to handle the snow and ice should make sure to drive extra carefully and to check the weather regularly so that a storm doesn’t catch them by surprise.
  • Drivers can expect the morning rush hour in Harrisburg to pick up at around 6:30 a.m. during the workweek and to finish up by around 9:00 a.m. As for the afternoon rush hour, it is a bit less severe and starts at about 4:00 p.m. and quiets down shortly after 6:00 p.m. The Capital Beltway is one of the more bogged-down avenues in Harrisburg, particularly as it crosses the Susquehanna River.
  • Book your rental car in Harrisburg at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Harrisburg

What is the best hire car agency in Harrisburg?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Harrisburg are Enterprise (8.5, 12822 reviews), Budget (7.4, 4180 reviews), and Hertz (7.4, 3875 reviews).

How can I find hire car agencies near me in Harrisburg?

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

What type of car is recommended for driving in Harrisburg?

Fortunately for those who prefer large cars, Harrisburg’s wide streets are well-suited for all sizes of vehicles. Whether you are driving an SUV or a compact, you should have no problem navigating the streets of Harrisburg. However, drivers should note that in the downtown area the on-street parking spaces can be limited in size, making a smaller vehicle easier to park. Additionally, if you plan on embarking on long drives across the state or are concerned about your carbon footprint, it may be worth choosing a more fuel-efficient vehicle.

What's the speed limit in Harrisburg?

Speed limits in Harrisburg start at a low of 25 to 35 mph on residential roads. Next up after that are urban roads, which range from 35 to 50 mph, depending on their size and location. Rural roads, on the other hand, range from 40 to 55 mph, while interstates and highways have speed limits as high as 70 mph.

How are gas prices in Harrisburg?

Drivers can expect to pay, on average, $2.35 per gallon of gas in Harrisburg. This is a fairly average price that is well below the $3.00+ prices seen on the West Coast, but also a bit above the sub-$2.00 prices seen in Texas.

Where are the best places to park in Harrisburg?

Parking garages are plentifully available in Harrisburg and drivers should have no issue finding spots in them. Additionally, parallel on-street parking is amply available on many of the city streets, aside from the largest urban roads. In general, drivers will find that streetside parking is predominantly popular in the less dense urban areas and peripheral residential areas in Harrisburg. As for paid parking, rates start as low as $1.50 per hour in many garages.