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Cheap Car Rentals in Albany

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Albany Car Rentals in 2022

Most popular companyBUDGET
Price of gas per gallon$3.97
Average price per day$70
Cheapest price per day$33

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

January

$54

February

$73

March

$70

April

$68

May

$68

June

$83

July

$100

August

$104

September

$58

October

$87

November

$72

December

$89

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Albany is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is August. 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.

Compare available car types for rental in Albany

Small Cars

$61 - $108

All Car Types

$77 - $150

To rent a Small car in Albany, the United States, you would pay an average price of $79/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Small car in Albany, the United States (~$61/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$108/day). In fact, January is about 23% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small rental for Albany. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Albany, renting a Small car saves you 29% 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 Albany Small rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Medium car in Albany, the United States, you would pay an average price of $82/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Medium car in Albany, the United States (~$62/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$120/day). In fact, January is about 26% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Medium rental for Albany. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Albany, renting a Medium 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. Here are the best Albany Medium rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Large car in Albany, the United States, you would pay an average price of $105/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Large car in Albany, the United States (~$86/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is February (~$122/day). In fact, January is about 19% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Large rental for Albany. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Albany, renting a Large car saves you 4% 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 Albany Large rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV car in Albany, the United States, you would pay an average price of $94/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a SUV car in Albany, the United States (~$62/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$136/day). In fact, January is about 35% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Albany. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Albany, renting a SUV car saves you 14% 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 Albany SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Van car in Albany, the United States, you would pay an average price of $146/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Van car in Albany, the United States (~$107/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~$204/day). In fact, January is about 28% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Van rental for Albany. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Albany, renting a Van car is 26% 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 Albany Van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Luxury car in Albany, the United States, you would pay an average price of $120/day. October is the cheapest month to rent a Luxury car in Albany, the United States (~$69/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is February (~$174/day). In fact, October is about 43% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Luxury rental for Albany. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Albany, renting a Luxury car is 10% 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 Albany, the United States, you would pay an average price of $107/day. December is the cheapest month to rent a Convertible car in Albany, the United States (~$41/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$368/day). In fact, December is about 63% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Convertible rental for Albany. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Albany, renting a Convertible car saves you 2% 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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Car Rental FAQs

What are the requirements to rent a car in Albany?

Drivers need to be at least 18 or older to get rental cars in Albany. Drivers between 18 and 20 will be charged a daily young driver’s fee for rental cars in Albany, and they can only rent from economy through to intermediate size car rentals in Albany. You’ll also need a valid driver’s license and credit card in your name to get car rentals in Albany. Foreigners can use their home driver’s license for Albany car rentals. However, an international driving permit would be required for long-term Albany car rentals and if their driver’s license isn’t in the English alphabet.

What are the rules for driving in Albany?

Here are a few rules to remember as you drive cheap car rentals in Albany. First, driving is on the right, and driving Albany car rentals with a BAC higher than 0.08% is a traffic violation. Every person in the vehicle should wear a seatbelt and children below eight should be in a safety or booster seat in the back row. Stick to the posted speed limits when driving car rentals in Albany. If not posted, stick to 30 mph within urban centers, 55 mph on the highways, and 65 mph on the interstates. Remember to check with Albany’s DMV for any traffic law updates before getting a cheap car rental in Albany.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Albany?

Luxury car rentals in Albany come in all shapes and sizes and they are the best for seeing upstate New York in style and comfort. Rain, sun, or snow, an SUV would be great if you’re visiting Green Mountain National Forest. Catching a game at the Times Union Center? Consider choosing one of our 12- or 15-passenger van rentals and bring your friends along. And if you’re planning an afternoon at Huck Finn’s Playland, a minivan should do well for the kids.

What are the best places to park in Albany?

Parking in Albany is easy. There’s on-street parking and public garages for parking your car rental in Albany. The garages are conveniently located close to downtown attractions like the Times Union Center, Pearl Street, and Palace Theater. Most spots are metered during prime hours, but after 17:00 and every weekend, these spots are free. You’ll also find free on-street parking at Jackson Street, Flint Avenue, Broad Avenue, Jefferson Street, Washington Street, Pine Avenue, and Front Street, and spots are only free for a limited period.

What is the cheapest rental car found in Albany?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $70/day when booking a rental car in Albany. The best deal a user found was for $33/day from Thrifty, booked on Jul. 28.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in Albany?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Albany from the following companies over the past two weeks: Avis ($38/day), Hertz ($48/day), and Budget ($52/day).

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

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Budget (7.5 rating), Dollar (7.5 rating) and Avis (6.0 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Albany.

What are gas prices like in Albany?

The average gas price in Albany is $3.97/gallon over the past month, costing you anywhere between $47 and $68 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Albany for a week from Budget?

Budget is one of the top picks in Albany. They can have you in a rental car for about $576 per week on average.

How far in advance should I rent a car in Albany 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 16% in Albany - we recommend booking at least 73days in advance.

Can I rent a car for a month in Albany?

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

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

Our recent data shows that Thrifty can potentially be 68% below the average car rental price in Albany. Check prices and availability for Thrifty and save on this extended rental. The cost of renting a vehicle in Albany is on average $2,470 a month or $82 a day. Search on Cheapflights for the most updated pricing and availability for your Albany car rental.

How much is a car rental in Albany for a weekend?

$97 is typically the average cost for a rental car for the weekend in Albany, though this could vary depending on the time of year. If you’re on a budget when traveling to Albany, then opt for a Economy rental vehicle - these tend to be the most affordable on weekends. In the month of November, you can expect to find car rental prices on Cheapflights for as low as $67/day.

What car do most people rent in Albany?

The majority of Cheapflights travelers prefer to rent a Intermediate (Opel Zafira Tourer) in Albany, making it the most popular option.