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Hartford, CT, United States4 Nov — 11 Nov
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Hartford car rental information

Pick-up locationHartford
Rental locations11
Airport locations3

Hartford car rental reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
9.3 Excellent (41 reviews)
2 locations in Hartford
Enterprise
Locations in Hartford
47 Airport Rd+1 860 296 2511
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
51 W Service Rd+1 860 524 1411
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
  • 8.9
  • 9.3
  • 9.5
  • 9.4
  • 9.4
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent21 Aug 2020
Pros: Yes
6.8 Good6 Aug 2020
Pros: The process for both pick-up and drop-off were super quick and easy, despite obvious limitations with covid.Cons: They left me in the dark about my refund for my deposit for using a debit card at pick-up. Still unsure if and when I’ll be receiving it back.
9.6 Excellent9 Oct 2018
Pros: Our flight wasn't until 7:30 p.m. and the car had to be returned at 11 a.m... We called Andrew at the Hartford location and for 4.$ extra we were able to keep the car until 4. They also allowed us to drop the car at a location closer to the airport. The experiecne made our trip that much more enjoyable. Thank you Enterprise. Your new loyal customers,
10.0 Excellent15 Sep 2018
Incredible servicePros: Staff was helpful, friendly and acommodating
10.0 Excellent20 Jul 2018
PerfectPros: The staff was very attentive to my needs.Cons: The toll pass I rented was invalid but the manager Alec refunded me and was extremely apologetic.
2.0 Mediocre27 May 2018
No carPros: I received a confirmation but there was no car available.
10.0 Excellent23 Oct 2017
Be sure you get the right shop for airport pickupPros: Jake from the Airport Rd. office called to make sure I wanted his (Brainard Airport) office in Hartford, and not them more likely Bradley Airport in Windsor Locks, serving the Hartford area. Thay was going above and beyond and saved me a LOT of trouble. The Bradley shop honored the rate (with higher taxes) and were friendly and professional. I have been scammed by the Alamo/National tactics and highly recommend Enterprise over those two chains.Cons: Only that the website didn't make the location abundantly clear. The system should know that "Hartford" might mean Bradley and alert the buyer. That may be Kayak's problem, not sure.
10.0 Excellent19 Sep 2017
Pros: Great price, fuel efficient carCons: Squeaks and weird sounds in the rear/trunk area but it drove fine.
10.0 Excellent14 Aug 2017
Fantastic friendly service at BDL Airport EnterprisePros: Excellent, helpful, friendly customer service! I was very impressed. Top notch young crew at the BDL location.
10.0 Excellent2 Aug 2017
Pros: everything
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Rated no. 2
Hertz
7.3 Good (91 reviews)
4 locations in Hartford
Hertz
Locations in Hartford
1005 New Britain Avenue+1 860 953 1069
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
108a Constitution Plaza+1 860 247 0044
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
2 Schoephoester Road+1 860 627 3850
Monday04:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday04:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday04:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Thursday04:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Friday04:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Saturday04:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Sunday04:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
880 Weathersfield Avenue+1 860 296 3125
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
  • 7.2
  • 7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent17 Oct 2020
Pros: Tracy at check in was fantastic. Great job!
2.0 Mediocre24 Jun 2020
Pros: Staff very rude didn’t help me at allCons: Try to come up with a solution before kicking me out the store
4.4 Okay21 May 2020
Pros: I likes the easy processCons: I don’t own a credit card, and at the time of pick up that’s what i was asked for. I had to delay my trip
2.0 Mediocre11 Oct 2019
Cons: Stop telling you pick up one location and then expect you to drive 30 miles out of your wat
8.4 Excellent16 Jul 2019
Pros: DROP WAS A BREEZECons: CAR COULD HAVE BEEN CLEANER
8.8 Excellent15 Jul 2019
Pros: Everything went smoothly. Drop-off was easy. Melanie assisted at drop-off and she was very pleasant considering she had another customer that was seated in the lobby continually interjecting and yelling at her as she tried to assist me.
10.0 Excellent24 Jun 2019
Pros: friendliness, helpfulCons: smile
5.2 Okay10 Jun 2019
Pros: Very smoothCons: Reserved the pickup at the airport rather than 40 miles and an $85 taxi ride away..
2.0 Mediocre10 Jun 2019
Cons: Our flight was delayed. I called the office to advise them before our flight left... twice, got sent to voice both times. I got no response advising me they would be closed, which they were! So we had to rent another car. Will not prepay again from Hertz. Other rental car companies stayed open.
10.0 Excellent9 Apr 2019
Cons: I’ve rented a lot of cars and used nearly all of Thrifty’s competitors. I honestly can not think of anything that needs to be improved. It was the smoothest, friendliest, pick up and drop off we’ve encountered.
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Rated no. 3
Sixt
8.7 Excellent (4 reviews)
1 location in Hartford
Sixt
Locations in Hartford
200 Prospect Ave+1 860 232 7368
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9.5
  • 7
Recent reviews
9.6 Excellent4 Dec 2019
Cons: Not much
10.0 Excellent17 Jan 2017
Pros: Excellent customer service good vehicles i would definitely do business with them again
Rated no. 4
Avis
8.3 Excellent (4 reviews)
1 location in Hartford
Avis
Locations in Hartford
274 Leibert Road+1 860 241 0049
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday11:00 - 16:00
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8.5
  • 8
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay7 Oct 2020
Pros: The convenience and service I received at the time of pick-up and drop-off. Easy and seamless.Cons: I have never rented from Avis before but I have rented a car with other companies prior to this experience. I expected the Avis employee to walk with me to the vehicle and inspect the vehicle prior to me leaving with the vehicle. That did not happen. I was handed the keys and told I was all set. I walked to the car and noticed that it was dirty inside, leftover papers in the trunk and wrappers in the back door. About half way through my 750 mile commute I received a maintenance required notification on the dashboard for the rear seatbelts. I didn’t use the rear seat belts at all during my trip. The notification continued to prompt every time I would start the car. Just didn’t make me feel safe that all services/recalls weren’t serviced prior to letting a customer take the vehicle as a rental, especially with my lengthy trip.
10.0 Excellent21 Dec 2019
Pros: Super easy drop off and pick up!
9.6 Excellent16 Oct 2017
A tale of two locationsPros: So I mistakenly thought I booked the car for the Avis location close to the airport. Took the Avis shuttle from airport to their facility, and when the agreement screen popped up, the price showed as being close to $600!! I showed the clerk my reservation, with the price I agreed to as being $136, and the clerk said “Oh, I see the problem. Your booking is with the downtown Avis location, not the airport location.” So I used a rideshare app to go the 20 minutes to the proper facility, and got the price I was promised. But - are you freaking KIDDING ME? It costs 4 times as much for the same car, with the same company, if you rent it from the airport location instead? price gouging, anyone??? On the plus side, once I was at the proper location, the transaction was very smooth and the clerk very helpful
9.6 Excellent13 Nov 2016
Cons: Better signage needed to get to drop-off location.
Rated no. 5
Budget
7 Good (24 reviews)
1 location in Hartford
Budget
Locations in Hartford
274 Leibert Road+1 860 247 0482
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday11:00 - 16:00
  • 7.1
  • 7.5
  • 6.8
  • 6.5
  • 7
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre14 Sep 2020
Pros: I didn't get the carCons: SOMEBODY TELLINGME THE RENTAL DIDNT GO THROUGH BEFORE I SHOWED UP THERE IN AN UBER AND GOT STRANDED
4.8 Okay29 Sep 2019
Pros: Decent car and decent drop off experience.Cons: Upon pickup in Hartford, the employee was very unwilling to review scratches and damage prior to the trip and there was a lot. Employees were using vulgar raciest language with each other directly in the presence of several customers. Generally, terrible pickup location in an unsafe neighborhood.
2.0 Mediocre10 Jul 2019
Pros: Did not pick up car I specifcally explained a Bradley air port area pick up and when I got to Bradley to pick up the car I was told the pick up was in Hartford the rental at the airport cost me $450 dollars more. Very unhappy
9.2 Excellent7 Aug 2018
Pros: Good car, clean, well maintained. Friendly, efficient staff.Cons: Not enough staff at the Liebert Road site. When I picked the car up there was a thunderstorm coming up, and one poor fellow had to deal with a line of people impatient to get going, another line of people wanting to return, as well as the necessary inspections of outgoing and incoming vehicles. He should never have had to do this alone. That said, he did a great job considering the circumstances.
5.6 Okay11 Oct 2017
Not the bestPros: upgrade for 7/dayCons: The cat urine smell in the car The cost. I booked the car as a vacation package deal and was not expecting the over 400 charge - I was under the impression the car was a "deal" this did not happen. I will not use a Package deal again.
2.0 Mediocre6 Aug 2017
Horrible customer servicePros: The advertised priceCons: I was renting through my company and needed the underage fee to be waived. I called customer service before I arrived at the Budget office to apply my company code, they couldn't assist me and referred me to the nearest office. The rep at the office said an underage charge wouldn't be added, went ahead and swiped my card then realized I was being charged double the price. So I decided not to proceed with the rental, but was still charged an absurd qmount of money.
6.4 Good26 Jul 2017
Budget operationPros: nice enough staff albeit aloof. quick and efficient serviceCons: rough crowd renting cars. one couple was fighting in the store. the guy working the counter let them be themselves (probably for his own self preservation). hard location to get to
3.6 Mediocre14 Jun 2017
Pros: The car itself was fine, and the attendants at the rental facility were very nice. Talking to representatives on Budget's national call center line to try to make modifications to the rental was a nightmare though.Cons: The rental facility was in the middle of nowhere. The facility had a toilet and sink but no toilet paper or hand paper towels. Talk about budget.
10.0 Excellent29 May 2017
Pros: Very comfortable, smooth ride and not that bad on gasCons: I tried to keep the car for another 2 days and it would of been about half of what i paid for 10 days
2.0 Mediocre22 May 2017
Poor svcPros: Nothing. Check-in took 50 minutes with only two customers ahead of me.Cons: Everything
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Easirent
1 location in Hartford
Easirent
Locations in Hartford
Bradley International Airport
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
TuesdayInvalid date - 23:59
WednesdayInvalid date - 23:59
ThursdayInvalid date - 23:59
FridayInvalid date - 23:59
SaturdayInvalid date - 23:59
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in Hartford
Sunnycars
Locations in Hartford
60 Schoepospher Road
Recent reviews
164 travellers who rented a car in Hartford gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.8

Car rental locations in or near Hartford

When to book a rental car in Hartford

Top tips for renting a car in Hartford

  • Rent a car for your trip to Hartford and enjoy the benefits of maximum freedom. The city includes sights like the Mark Twain House & Museum and various golf courses nestled in the surroundings – both are best reached with your own four wheels. Another reason why a rental car is a good idea upon coming to Hartford is that travelers can easily explore the surrounding areas as well, such as Providence, which is one and a half hours from Hartford; New Haven at the coast (40 minutes by car); or New York, which is a 2-hour car ride away.
  • When you fly into Connecticut and land at Bradley International Airport, picking up a rental car is a convenient move, as Hartford is about 25 miles from the airport and easily reached via the I-91 S in just over twenty minutes. The airport has agencies like Avis, Alamo, or Hertz onsite and all agencies offer complimentary shuttle services from the terminal to their respective service desks.
  • Hartford is a lovely and car-friendly city with broad and well-maintained roads in most places. However, winter can bring lots of snow and ice to the area and it is imperative to be properly prepared. Make sure the rental car has winter tires and even snow chains in the trunk – especially if you want to venture out into the countryside. Adjust your speed when there is snow and refrain from sudden braking or accelerating. Also bear in mind that, due to piled up snow on the sides of the road, streets may be narrower and cars harder to see at intersections.
  • Hartford also has a rush hour during weekdays when driving, if possible, should be avoided. In the mornings, rush hour usually starts at 7:30 am and ends at 9 am. In the afternoon, it is between 4:30 and 6:30 pm, so always plan ahead of time, especially when going to the airport.
  • Book your rental car in Hartford at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in Hartford

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Hartford are Enterprise (9.2, 53 reviews), Dollar (7.5, 79 reviews), and Hertz (7.3, 109 reviews).

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