Alabama

Cheap Car Rentals in Alabama

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

Below are the cheapest cities to rent a car in Alabama

Price

$43 - $71

Out of all the popular cities in Alabama, Florence is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just $43/day. Renting a car in Florence is 39% cheaper than renting one in Gulf Shores where the per day rate is around $71. Other fairly inexpensive cities in Alabama to get a rental car in are: Huntsville ($45/day), Birmingham ($46/day), and Montgomery ($47/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in Gulf Shores should expect to spend around $71/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in Alabama is Gulf Shores.

Cheapest time to rent a car in Alabama

January

$51

February

$61

March

$71

April

$74

May

$86

June

$89

July

$95

August

$80

September

$69

October

$88

November

$84

December

$65

Top rental agencies in Alabama

All major car rental suppliers in Alabama
7.4
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120 reviews4 locations
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7.5

Comfort

7.6

Overall

7.2

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7.2

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7.5
6.9
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106 reviews29 locations
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Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

7.2

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6.9

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6.6

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6.9
6.3
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113 reviews5 locations
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Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

6.8

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6.1

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6.2

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6.2
5.3
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139 reviews17 locations
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Cleanliness

5.7

Comfort

5.7

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5.1

Pick-up/drop-off

5.3

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5.3
6.6
Good
77 reviews11 locations
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Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

6.7

Overall

6.6

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6.4

Value

6.4
6.5
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61 reviews6 locations
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Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

6.9

Overall

6.3

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5.7

Value

6.5
6.3
Good
33 reviews1 location
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Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.8

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6.2

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5.8

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7.1
6.0
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74 reviews9 locations
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Cleanliness

6.1

Comfort

6.3

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5.9

Pick-up/drop-off

6.3

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6.2

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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 $77/day when booking a rental car in Alabama. The best deal a user found was for $29/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: Avis ($35/day), Hertz ($36/day), and Dollar ($41/day).

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

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Super Cheap (10.0 rating), Signature Rent A Car (10.0 rating) and Alamo (8.7 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 $4.66/gallon over the past month, costing you anywhere between $55 and $80 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 $537 per week on average.

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 77% cheaper than the average rate available for a long-term rental. The average cost of a car rental in Alabama for a month is $2,303. Check Cheapflights to compare pricing and options for your rental car.

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