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Cheap Car Rentals in Buffalo

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Buffalo Car Rentals in 2023

Most popular companyBUDGET
Price of gas per gallon$3.75
Average price per day$75
Cheapest price per day$33

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

January

$60

February

$59

March

$74

April

$68

May

$65

June

$82

July

$97

August

$89

September

$63

October

$81

November

$69

December

$74

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Buffalo is February. The most expensive time to rent a car is July. 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 Buffalo

At $39/day, Small is the cheapest car type available for rental in Buffalo in the past week. Out of 9 car rental agencies operating in Buffalo, there are, in total, 21 rental locations. View below for 7 offered car types:

Compare available car types for rental in Buffalo

Small Cars

$61 - $107

All Car Types

$80 - $152

To rent a Small car in Buffalo, the United States, you would pay an average price of $82/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Small car in Buffalo, the United States (~$61/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$107/day). In fact, January is about 26% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small rental for Buffalo. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Buffalo, renting a Small car saves you 28% 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 Buffalo Small rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Medium car in Buffalo, the United States, you would pay an average price of $86/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Medium car in Buffalo, the United States (~$68/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~$106/day). In fact, January is about 21% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Medium rental for Buffalo. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Buffalo, renting a Medium car saves you 24% 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 Buffalo Medium rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Large car in Buffalo, the United States, you would pay an average price of $99/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Large car in Buffalo, the United States (~$72/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$127/day). In fact, January is about 28% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Large rental for Buffalo. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Buffalo, renting a Large car saves you 13% 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 Buffalo Large rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV car in Buffalo, the United States, you would pay an average price of $100/day. September is the cheapest month to rent a SUV car in Buffalo, the United States (~$67/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$119/day). In fact, September is about 33% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Buffalo. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Buffalo, renting a SUV car saves you 12% 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 Buffalo SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Van car in Buffalo, the United States, you would pay an average price of $150/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Van car in Buffalo, the United States (~$115/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~$191/day). In fact, January is about 24% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Van rental for Buffalo. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Buffalo, renting a Van car is 25% 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 Buffalo Van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Luxury car in Buffalo, the United States, you would pay an average price of $121/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Luxury car in Buffalo, the United States (~$75/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~$174/day). In fact, January is about 39% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Luxury rental for Buffalo. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Buffalo, renting a Luxury car is 8% 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 Buffalo Luxury rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Convertible car in Buffalo, the United States, you would pay an average price of $130/day. December is the cheapest month to rent a Convertible car in Buffalo, the United States (~$92/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$294/day). In fact, December is about 30% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Convertible rental for Buffalo. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Buffalo, renting a Convertible car is 14% 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.

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Top rental agencies in Buffalo

All major car rental suppliers in Buffalo

Budget

6.8
Okay
114 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

7.3

Overall

6.8

Pick-up/drop-off

6.9

Value

6.8

Hertz

6.5
Okay
259 reviews7 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

7.0

Overall

6.4

Pick-up/drop-off

6.3

Value

6.5

Alamo

8.7
Very good
62 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

9.1

Overall

8.5

Pick-up/drop-off

8.9

Value

8.4

Avis

6.7
Okay
52 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.0

Overall

6.6

Pick-up/drop-off

6.8

Value

6.5

Dollar

5.9
Fair
30 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

6.2

Comfort

6.1

Overall

6.1

Pick-up/drop-off

6.1

Value

5.6

National

10.0
Wonderful
1 review1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

Enterprise

7.8
Good
28 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

8.1

Overall

7.3

Pick-up/drop-off

7.7

Value

8.0

Easirent

1 location

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Car Rental FAQs

What are the requirements to rent a car in Buffalo?

For car rentals in Buffalo, you can get passenger van rentals and many other types of cars, but you must provide a valid driver’s license and another form of identification. This can be a passport or military ID card. You must be 21 years old, and drivers under 25 will be charged a surcharge for younger drivers. While a debit card can be used, drivers must show proof of a return flight trip, and a deposit will be placed on the debit card.

What are the rules for driving in Buffalo?

For Buffalo car rentals, drivers of economy car rentals and other vehicles must follow certain traffic laws. Know that the city of Buffalo uses red light cameras and other video monitoring cameras. Driving while intoxicated is illegal, and drivers must always wear a seatbelt. Rental cars in Buffalo must obey traffic circles by never stopping in the circle, and they must come to a complete stop at red lights and stop signs. Child safety seats are required for children less than 40 lbs. Drivers must never use cellular phones at any time while operating the vehicle. Drivers must always have paperwork that shows insurance options and proof of registration. Drivers must yield to emergency vehicles by moving over one lane if possible. It is best to check with Buffalo's Department of Motor Vehicles for recent law changes.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Buffalo?

For car rentals in Buffalo, drivers should understand the weather and areas to be traveled before choosing a cheap car rental. If you are traveling in the winter months, know that Buffalo gets many snowstorms and high accumulations of snow on the street. A luxury car rental in Buffalo like a larger SUV or larger vehicle with four-wheel drive is a good choice. Even if you are visiting in the warmer months, rainstorms are common, and the roads become very slippery. Rental cars in Buffalo that have larger tires will better handle the roads.

What are the best places to park in Buffalo?

After you book your cheap car rental in Buffalo, knowing where to park and all the particulars is a smart choice. The average hourly parking rate for rental cars in Buffalo is around $3.50. Parking is available all around the downtown area in both garage parking and street parking. The Pearl St. area has over 40 spots and depending on the day, it’s easy to find a space. The Main Place Ramps offers covered parking in a secure garage, and everything is walkable once you park. The Bingham Lot is close to I-90 and offers 24-hour parking for around $3.50. Your best bet is to look for parking apps that will let you locate and price the best parking spaces in Buffalo.

What is the cheapest rental car found in Buffalo?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $75/day when booking a rental car in Buffalo. The best deal a user found was for $33/day from Turo, booked on Jan. 29.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in Buffalo?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Buffalo from the following companies over the past two weeks: Budget ($39/day), Dollar ($42/day), and Hertz ($48/day).

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

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, National (10.0 rating), Alamo (8.7 rating) and Enterprise (7.8 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Buffalo.

What are gas prices like in Buffalo?

The average gas price in Buffalo is $3.75/gallon over the past month, costing you anywhere between $45 and $64 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

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

From Budget you can rent a car in Buffalo from about $608 per week on average.

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

Booking in advance not only ensures a better chance of getting the vehicle of choice, it can save you up to 6% on your car rental. For a below average price in Buffalo, Cheapflights recommends booking your car rental at least 76 days in advance.

Can I rent a car for a month in Buffalo?

The length of time you can book a rental for is subject to the inventory of the supplier. When renting a vehicle from Buffalo it should be possible to rent a car for a whole month if needed.

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

Generally, a month-long car rental in Buffalo can be found for about $2,605, with the average price for a rental being around $87 a day. Book with Turo, to take advantage of their cheap prices and pay 67% less compared to the average price of car rentals in Buffalo.

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

The average price for a weekend car rental in Buffalo is $84. Renting a Compact is your cheapest option if you’ve looking to save money on your weekend car rental in Buffalo. For the month of February, Cheapflights users have found rental cars in Buffalo for as low as $63/day.

What car do most people rent in Buffalo?

The majority of Cheapflights travelers prefer to rent a Compact (Fiat 500L) in Buffalo, making it the most popular option.

Luxury Car Rentals in Buffalo

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Van Rentals in Buffalo

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