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Cheap Car Rentals in Alabama

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What are the car rental prices for popular cities in Alabama?

Below are the cheapest cities to rent a car in Alabama

Price

$31 - $74

Out of all the popular cities in Alabama, Montgomery is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just $31/day. Renting a car in Montgomery is 58% cheaper than renting one in Dothan where the per day rate is around $74. Other fairly inexpensive cities in Alabama to get a rental car in are: Birmingham ($31/day), Mobile ($40/day), and Gulf Shores ($42/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in Birmingham should expect to spend around $31/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in Alabama is Birmingham.

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Alabama?

January

$57

February

$63

March

$65

April

$73

May

$67

June

$65

July

$60

August

$54

September

$53

October

$65

November

$63

December

$54

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Alabama is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is April. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular Car Types in Alabama

At $18/day, Small is the cheapest car type available for rental in Alabama in the past week. Out of 248 car rental agencies operating in Alabama, there are, in total, 14,375 rental locations. View below for 6 offered car types:

Compare available car types for rental in Alabama

Small Cars

$51 - $107

All Car Types

$81 - $119

To rent a Small car in Alabama, you would pay an average price of $73/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Small car in Alabama (~$51/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~$107/day). In fact, January is about 32% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small rental for Alabama. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Alabama, renting a Small car saves you 23% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Alabama Small rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Medium car in Alabama, you would pay an average price of $74/day. December is the cheapest month to rent a Medium car in Alabama (~$57/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~$95/day). In fact, December is about 23% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Medium rental for Alabama. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Alabama, renting a Medium car saves you 23% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Alabama Medium rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Large car in Alabama, you would pay an average price of $94/day. December is the cheapest month to rent a Large car in Alabama (~$61/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~$112/day). In fact, December is about 36% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Large rental for Alabama. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Alabama, renting a Large car saves you 0% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Alabama Large rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV car in Alabama, you would pay an average price of $92/day. December is the cheapest month to rent a SUV car in Alabama (~$73/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is October (~$124/day). In fact, December is about 22% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Alabama. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Alabama, renting a SUV car saves you 3% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Alabama SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Van car in Alabama, you would pay an average price of $125/day. December is the cheapest month to rent a Van car in Alabama (~$94/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$161/day). In fact, December is about 25% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Van rental for Alabama. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Alabama, renting a Van car is 24% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Alabama Van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Luxury car in Alabama, you would pay an average price of $107/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a Luxury car in Alabama (~$63/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~$152/day). In fact, February is about 42% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Luxury rental for Alabama. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Alabama, renting a Luxury car is 12% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To rent a Convertible car in Alabama, you would pay an average price of $72/day. September is the cheapest month to rent a Convertible car in Alabama (~$78/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~$169/day). In fact, September is about 0% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Convertible rental for Alabama. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Alabama, renting a Convertible car saves you 25% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

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Top rental agencies in Alabama

All major car rental suppliers in Alabama

Alamo

8.0
Very good
60 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

8.0

Overall

7.9

Pick-up/drop-off

7.8

Value

8.1

Thrifty

7.7
Good
36 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.1

Overall

7.6

Pick-up/drop-off

6.9

Value

8.0

Dollar

7.6
Good
68 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

7.7

Overall

7.5

Pick-up/drop-off

7.3

Value

7.2

Budget

7.0
Good
43 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.3

Overall

7.1

Pick-up/drop-off

6.8

Value

6.9

Payless

6.7
Okay
34 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.1

Overall

6.7

Pick-up/drop-off

6.7

Value

7.5

Avis

5.8
Fair
48 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

5.9

Comfort

6.2

Overall

5.7

Pick-up/drop-off

5.9

Value

5.9

Hertz

5.5
Fair
57 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.4

Comfort

6.2

Overall

5.3

Pick-up/drop-off

5.7

Value

5.7

Enterprise

7.2
Good
24 reviews10 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

7.1

Overall

7.2

Pick-up/drop-off

7.7

Value

7.2

Best Alabama Car Rental Deals Found

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Car Rental FAQs

What are the requirements to rent a car in Alabama?

Most Alabama car rentals require renters to be at least 21 years old. Moreover, drivers under 25 will be subjected to an additional daily surcharge for rental cars in Alabama, and they won’t be allowed access to luxury car rentals in Alabama, specialty cars, passenger van rentals, minivans, premium SUVs, and full-size SUVs. Payment by major credit cards is accepted by most Alabama car rentals. Renters should be at least 25 and present a second form of identification for payment by debit cards. When picking rental cars in Alabama, drivers are required to present a valid driver's license. Foreign drivers must have a valid driver's license from their home country and an International Driver's Permit if the license is not in English.

What are the rules for driving in Alabama?

When driving cheap car rentals in Alabama, stick to a maximum speed limit of 70 mph on interstate highways, 15 mph for school zones, 25 mph for residential areas, 45-55 mph for highways, and 35 mph for non-paved county roads. Maintain a blood alcohol concentration below 0.08% and ensure seatbelts are worn by all front-seat occupants and all passengers under 15. Children under five must be in a safety or booster seat. Always give the right of way to pedestrians when driving car rentals in Alabama, keep a distance of 500 feet from emergency vehicles, and turn on headlights when using windshield wipers. Moreover, it would be wise to check with Alabama’s Department of Motor Vehicles for any recent traffic rules updates.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Alabama?

There are several cheap car rentals in Alabama to choose from. Travel south to the coastline of Alabama with a convertible to experience a laid-back feel on the beautiful beaches. Consider taking an off-road beast like the Jeep Wrangler for trips to the Appalachian Mountains for a view of the stunning landscapes. A minivan rental or a family SUV would be ideal for exploring various historic monuments in Alabama’s cities like Rosa Park Museum and the Martin Luther King Jr.’s church in Montgomery.

What is the cheapest rental car found in Alabama?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $50/day when booking a rental car in Alabama. The best deal a user found was for $24/day from Thrifty, booked on Jul. 28.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in Alabama?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Alabama from the following companies over the past two weeks: Enterprise ($26/day), Avis ($40/day), and Hertz ($41/day).

Which car rental company is considered to be the best in Alabama?

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Firefly (10.0 rating), Super Cheap (10.0 rating) and Signature Rent A Car (10.0 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Alabama.

What are gas prices like in Alabama?

The average gas price in Alabama is $3.63/gallon over the past month, costing you anywhere between $43 and $62 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Alabama for a week from Hertz?

From Hertz you can rent a car in Alabama from about $342 per week on average.

How far in advance should I rent a car in Alabama for the best price?

Renting your favorite car model can become more difficult the closer you are to your desired travel date. It’s ideal to book early to have that peace of mind. An early booking can save you up to 18% in Alabama - we recommend booking at least 12days in advance.

Can I rent a car for a month in Alabama?

Yes, cars are available to be rented out for an entire month in Alabama.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Alabama for a month?

We’ve recently found that Thrifty offers you prices that are 64% cheaper than the average rate available for a long-term rental. The average cost of a car rental in Alabama for a month is $1,464. Check Cheapflights to compare pricing and options for your rental car.

Luxury Car Rentals in Alabama

Arrive in style when you rent a luxury car in Alabama from the best rental car providers in the country.

Van Rentals in Alabama

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