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Pick-up location Syracuse
Rental locations 16
Airport locations 10

Reviews and directory for self drive car rentals in Syracuse

Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (6,522 reviews)
1 location in Syracuse
Alamo
Locations in Syracuse
1000 Col Eileen Collins Blvd
+1 844 370 9182
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Rated no. 2
Enterprise
8.5 Excellent (12,877 reviews)
2 locations in Syracuse
Enterprise
Locations in Syracuse
1000 Col Eileen Collins Blvd
+1 833 813 5267
637 W Genesee St
+1 315 423 0022
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Rated no. 3
Avis
7.6 Good (2,266 reviews)
2 locations in Syracuse
Avis
Locations in Syracuse
1000 Col Eileen Collins Boulevard
+1 315 455 9601
1031 West Genesee Street
+1 315 449 2732
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Rated no. 4
Hertz
7.4 Good (3,943 reviews)
3 locations in Syracuse
Hertz
Locations in Syracuse
1000 Col Eileen Collins Bl
+1 315 455 2498
1216 Burnet Avenue
+1 315 426 0936
638 W Genesee St
+1 315 423 6570
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Rated no. 5
Budget
7.4 Good (4,216 reviews)
1 location in Syracuse
Budget
Locations in Syracuse
1031 West Genesee Street
+1 315 446 1323
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Rated no. 6
Dollar
7.3 Good (6,377 reviews)
1 location in Syracuse
Dollar
Locations in Syracuse
1000 Col Eileen Collins Blvd
+1 866 434 2226
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Rated no. 7
Thrifty
7.1 Good (2,754 reviews)
2 locations in Syracuse
Thrifty
Locations in Syracuse
1000 Col Eileen Collins Blvd
+1 315 455 1001
5400 South Bay Rd
+1 315 455 1001
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Rated no. 8
Payless
6.6 Good (2,672 reviews)
1 location in Syracuse
Payless
Locations in Syracuse
1000 Col Eileen Collins Blvd
+1 315 455 6406
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Rated no. 9
National
8.4 Excellent (7 reviews)
1 location in Syracuse
Sunnycars
1 location in Syracuse
Sunnycars
Locations in Syracuse
1000 Colonel Elieen Collins Blvd

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When to book a hire car in Syracuse

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Top tips for renting a car in Syracuse

  • It is highly recommended that visitors of Syracuse rent a car, as the city is much more easily navigated in a private car than via public transportation, especially because public transportation options are fairly limited and the city was designed primarily with private vehicles in mind. For instance, if you would like to go from downtown Syracuse to the Lakefront then it is 3 miles away, or a mere 7-minute, but if you were to take public transport it would take upwards of 30 minutes.
  • Is picking up the rental car step one of your trip to Syracuse? If so and you are landing at Syracuse Hancock International Airport, you will find the rental car counters in the main terminal of the airport.
  • In the area surrounding Syracuse University, jaywalking by pedestrians is particularly common and should be looked out for. This is partly because of the high density of pedestrians and also because of the many tiny streets in the area. It is not too big of an issue, but just make sure to keep your eyes open for any people suddenly walking across the street.
  • Rush hour in Syracuse, while not as bad as neighboring New York City, is worth avoiding at its peak hours. The morning rush hour usually lasts from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., while the afternoon rush hour goes from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. As far as congestion goes, I-81 is one of the worst affected during rush hour and, unless your commute requires it, it should be avoided.
  • Book your rental car in Syracuse at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Syracuse

What is the best hire car agency in Syracuse?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Syracuse are Alamo (8.7, 6522 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 12877 reviews), and Avis (7.6, 2266 reviews).

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

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 Syracuse?

Syracuse is one of the more historic cities in the United States and, as such, many of its roads and streets harken back to the pre-automobile era. These streets can often be on the narrower side, so smaller vehicles such as compacts, sedans and coupes are recommended to visitors renting a car in Syracuse. If nothing else, a larger vehicle could be difficult to fit into streetside parking spots.

What's the speed limit in Syracuse?

Residential speed limits range from 25 to 45 mph, while urban areas typically range from 35 to 55 mph. Additionally, highways and freeways feature speed limits of 65 mph in rural areas and 55 mph in urban areas.

How are gas prices in Syracuse?

Gas prices are on average about $2.50 in Syracuse, which is on the upper end of gas prices in the United States. However, this is slightly cheaper than the average price seen in nearby New York City, which is around $2.60 per gallon.

Where are the best places to park in Syracuse?

If you plan to visit the downtown area of Syracuse, your best bet for finding parking is at one of the various parking garages dotting the downtown area. Streetside parking is also an option but it can fill up quickly in the more popular areas, so if you don’t get there early, all the spots may be gone already. However, parking is amply available in the garages so you should experience no issues finding parking.