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Pick-up location Newport News
Rental locations 13
Airport locations 7

Reviews and directory for self drive car rentals in Newport News

Rated no. 1
Hertz
Best rated
7.2 Good (30 reviews)
2 locations in Newport News
Hertz
Locations in Newport News
12638 Jefferson Avenue
+1 757 872 0259
900 Bland Blvd
+1 757 877 9229
  • 7.1
  • 7.2
  • 7.7
  • 6.9
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
5 Nov 2015
They ripped me off
Cons: Terrible customer service! Very disappointing.
10.0 Excellent
29 Aug 2016
Very smooth return.
Pros: Close to door in lobby.
10.0 Excellent
9 Apr 2017
Great car for a long ride
Pros: Car had xm radio and connected to my phone. Very confortable.
10.0 Excellent
8 Jun 2017
Pros: The affordable price. The car was great on gas and easy to drive.
10.0 Excellent
10 Jul 2017
Appreciated the wait
Pros: Representative stayed past closing to accommodate late flight arrival. Very much appreciated.
9.2 Excellent
26 Dec 2017
Altima
Pros: Car was compact and clean. Both check-in and check-out was quick and efficient. The employees were polite, friendly, and helpful.
Cons: Although the car was clean, it had a musty smell.
10.0 Excellent
15 Apr 2018
Great car
Pros: Car was clean and comfortable.
8.4 Excellent
25 Sep 2018
4 Runner Rental
Pros: Clean vehicle, easy pickup Hertz provided voucher for fuel not being full
Cons: Fuel was not completely full. Did not have intermediate SUV available, and suffered low mpg with larger SUV. No in-garage drop off service at PHF
10.0 Excellent
21 Apr 2019
Pros: Everything!
Cons: Nothing!
10.0 Excellent
29 Oct 2016
Pros: Good price, easy check in and out.
Rated no. 2
Enterprise
8.5 Excellent (5 reviews)
5 locations in Newport News
Enterprise
Locations in Newport News
1008 J Clyde Morris Blvd
+1 757 595 7880
12525 Jefferson Avenue
+1 757 872 7882
12950 Jefferson Ave
+1 757 872 9536
618 J. Clyde Morris Blvd
+1 757 873 3003
900 Bland Blvd
+1 833 268 5451
  • 8.8
  • 8.0
  • 9.2
  • 8.4
  • 8.0
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent
18 Aug 2017
Pros: The quick & nice service also the price was also reasonable
Cons: Only thing was that the car wasn't cleaned (detailed)
7.2 Good
5 Oct 2016
Pros: The car we received was a perfect size. I love the gas mileage it got. We didn't have to spend a great deal of money on gas and time stopping to get gas. Helpful people at the airport and at the place we actually got the car from.
Cons: We did not know that the car rental place was not at the airport and there was not a shuttle to the place we had to pick up our car. That was a big shocker. The young lady at the airport called the place that we rented the car from and we were well taken care of. The car windows were so dirty that we couldn't see out of them at night. We had asked the guy who cleans the car to clean them again but even his second round of cleaning was terrible. He acted as if we were putting him out.
9.6 Excellent
15 May 2019
Cons: High price
7.6 Good
14 Aug 2016
Cons: Cost
10.0 Excellent
30 Mar 2017
Pros: great people at enterprise
Cons: had to drive a beastly ford expedition
Rated no. 3
Avis
6.7 Good (7 reviews)
1 location in Newport News
Avis
Locations in Newport News
900 Bland Boulevard, Suite D
+1 757 877 0291
  • 6.6
  • 7.4
  • 6.6
  • 6.3
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
8.8 Excellent
12 Apr 2016
Tire pressure
Cons: Low tire pressure alarm sounded on the second day of our rental. I checked the air pressure in all four tires - over 50 psi in three tires and less than 25 in the fourth. Obviously, this is a safety issue that could have resulted in a blow out. Avis' staff should perform simple checks like this (also oil and other fluids) as a part of their prep.
8.0 Excellent
12 Jun 2017
Pros: Location
Cons: NA
10.0 Excellent
3 Oct 2017
Pros: Quick drop off process
2.0 Mediocre
23 Sep 2018
Non cancel cancel
Cons: Hotwire said i can cancel any time. When i tried to cancel online an hour before pickup time, it says cancel window has expired. I did not call them because i am hard of hearing and i have better things to do
6.0 Good
17 Oct 2018
Pros: Car was good. No hassle picking up
Cons: Return. There were three staff members visible around the counter all of whom were talking to someone on cellphones. I had to wait 15 minutes before one young lady was kind enough to talk to me
6.0 Good
1 Apr 2019
Cons: I had reserved a small or compact car (I hate driving large vehicles on unfamiliar roads). They offered me an F150 (large pickup) or a van! They were good enough to at least get me a large SUV, which was less of a pain but far from what I had reserved.
6.0 Good
14 Aug 2019
Pros: The staff at Ronald Reagan Airport was extremely helpful, and Ms. Benita's customer service skills are excellent.
Cons: The car we reserved and expected to drive in Newport News was unavailable and we had to drive to DC to get one that would work for us, which was very frustrating and time consuming.
Rated no. 4
Budget
5.4 Okay (11 reviews)
1 location in Newport News
Budget
Locations in Newport News
900 Bland Boulevard
+1 757 877 0292
  • 5.3
  • 5.8
  • 5.8
  • 4.7
  • 5.3
Recent reviews
2.4 Mediocre
24 May 2017
A horrible experience
Pros: The car was great and super clean
Cons: They charged me 196 for just a couple of hours and when I discussed that issue with them, they changed the amount for 137 dollars even my estimate price was 76 dollars!!
3.6 Mediocre
19 Jun 2018
Cons: Needed to extend my contract. Was easier to return the car, and rent another from a competitor.
2.0 Mediocre
23 Nov 2015
Cancelled
Cons: Upon arriving at the airport to pick up the car I had reserved. I found out that my reservation had been cancelled and I was not given a reason as to why.
4.4 Okay
25 Mar 2016
bait and switch
Pros: Nothing.
Cons: From the start this was the worst car rental experience I've ever had. I got to the budget counter and they swiped my card. They immediately told me they wouldn't rent me a car because my credit wouldn't allow it. I never gave them permission to run my credit. Next they told me they could get me a car from avis. It was the same car they just changed the rental jacket from budget to avis and charged me $20 more. Once I got the car it was the most uncomfortable thing I've ever driven. That's not their fault it's Volkswagen to blame for that. They never asked me what car I wanted and forced me to pay more than the price I booked based on some phantom credit check they claim they did. I do not blame Kayak for this I blame the guilty patty which is Budget/Avis car rental.
8.8 Excellent
5 Jun 2016
Pros: Car was roomy, great on gas
Cons: No help finding car in parking garage. Person at counter was helpful on my reservation but couldn't find the car and wasted time walking around. Once I got to car had to google how to start it. Was push start I had no idea I had to have my foot on break to start it until I googled it
6.0 Good
23 Mar 2017
Surprised
Cons: I had a very long wait in line (there were only two people ahead of me). The man who processed my pickup was extremely unfriendly. He offered me additional insurance and waivers. When I politely declined, he treated me as if I was ignorant while using scare tactics to get me to buy them (I'd already verified my coverage with my insurance and said as much). He then handed me my paperwork and asked me to initial in 4 different places. Apparently he assumed I wasn't going to read the paperwork - he'd overcharged me by $11. When I asked why their was a difference between my quote amount via Expedia and his amount he said he didn't know and didn't offer to look at the bill. When I continued to read he acted irritated and took the paper. He looked over it and then changed something on the computer. He said he'd put me in a different car (he didn't because he'd already gotten the keys and didn't swap the keys). He offered no other explanantion and asked me to sign again. There was no thank you or have a nice day.
7.2 Good
30 May 2017
Pros: Staff were very friendly and helpful.
Cons: Car had been smoked in previously and still had a faint smoke smell
5.6 Okay
21 Feb 2019
Pros: The gentleman that assisted me with exchanging a vehicle I was given was very kind and helpful.
Cons: When I picked up the initial rental it had a flat tire, after I put air in the tire the flat tire indicator did not go off so I went back to exchange it for another vehicle. It would be more helpful if the vehicles are inspected prior to being issued to potential renters.
5.2 Okay
1 Apr 2019
Cons: The original pricyfor rental of a small suv for 3 days was $126.00, with bumper to bumper coverage was an $35 a day ( full comprehensive was $72 a day), oh and would you like road side assistance coverage ($10 per day) ripped off $273 for 3 days!
6.0 Good
23 May 2019
Pros: The Budget rental itself was fine.
Cons: Misleading sign-up. Said I would not have to pay until at the rental car counter. But charged $12 immediately for Allianz, although it said $9. Thought it was for accident protection but it was for cancelation insurance or something. Will never use Kayak again for rental cars.
Rated no. 5
National
national
2.0 Mediocre (1 review)
1 location in Newport News
National
Locations in Newport News
900 Bland Blvd
+1 844 370 3135
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
23 Sep 2019
Pros: Staff was nice
Cons: They didn’t have convertible that I booked. I had planned it use as a photo prop with several different parties and had change everything. Not sure who’s at fault but taking 3 hours on a Saturday to go get the car only to find out less than 4 hours prior to the plans that it was not there!
Easirent
easirent
1 location in Newport News
Easirent
Locations in Newport News
Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport
Sunnycars
sunnycars
1 location in Newport News
Sunnycars
Locations in Newport News
900 Bland Blvd.
54 travellers who rented a car in Newport News gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.8

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Top tips for renting a car in Newport News

  • It is highly recommended that visitors rent a car during their time in Newport News, as that really is the only way to get around the city. Public transportation is quite lacking and only offers limited service during evenings and on weekends. For instance, if you want to visit Sandy Bottom Nature Park, it is just a 10-minute drive of 4.7 miles. On the bus, however, it can take upwards of 30 minutes.
  • If you are like most arrivals landing at Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport, then you are likely planning on picking up a rental car there. For such travelers, you can find the rental car desks located in the baggage claim area.
  • Due to the suburban nature of Newport News, pedestrians are very common throughout the city. As a result, jaywalking is also a normal occurrence and drivers should keep their eyes open for any unexpected street crossers. Jaywalking occurs most often on Newport News’ smaller streets and in residential areas.
  • Newport News, while not on the same level as neighboring Norfolk, still has its fair share of rush hour traffic, particularly during the work week. On most days, the morning rush hour usually picks up at around 6:30-7:00 a.m. and cools down by around 9:00 a.m., while the afternoon rush comes at around 4:00 p.m. and lasts until 6:00 p.m. As far as roads to avoid, the US 17, I-64, and I-664 bridges are major bottlenecks during rush hour and drivers should time their crossings accordingly to avoid the traffic.
  • Book your rental car in Newport News at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Newport News

What is the best rental car company in Newport News?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Newport News are Enterprise (8.5, 12836 reviews), Budget (7.4, 4207 reviews), and Hertz (7.4, 3885 reviews).

How can I find car rentals near me in Newport News?

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 Newport News?

As with most cities in the U.S., large, small, and medium-sized cars are all perfectly suited for driving in Newport News. Most of the roads in the city are large and drivers should have absolutely no issues navigating them, even in the most oversized vehicles. Finding parking spots for large cars is also a breeze, thanks to the more than adequately-sized parking spots in the city.

What's the speed limit in Newport News?

Speed limits in Newport News start on the low end with residential roads, which have speed limits between 20 to 35 mph. Urban roads, on the other hand, go up to 50 mph. In rural areas, the speed limit goes all the way up to 60 mph, especially in the case of divided rural roads. The highest speed limits are found on interstates, which have speed limits of up to 70 mph.

How are gas prices in Newport News?

Drivers in Newport News can expect to pay an average of $1.95 per gallon of gas, which, for U.S. gas prices, is on the lower end of the spectrum.

Where are the best places to park in Newport News?

Parking garages and private parking lots are the main go-to option for drivers in the downtown area of Newport News. On-street parking is available throughout the area, but it can be difficult to find an available spot during business hours. Aside from parking garages, most businesses will also have parking available for customers. Paid parking in Newport News typically starts out at $1.00 to $2.00 per hour.