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Chattanooga Car Rentals in 2023

Most popular companyBUDGET
Price of gas per gallon$3.75
Average price per day$60
Cheapest price per day$34

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

January

$53

February

$47

March

$71

April

$86

May

$87

June

$92

July

$87

August

$70

September

$67

October

$67

November

$61

December

$61

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

There are currently 19 rental locations operating in Chattanooga spread across 10 car rental agencies. In the past week, the cheapest car type to rent in Chattanooga is Small at $29 a day. Below are all the 6 car types available for renting in the area, along with estimated starting prices:

Compare available car types for rental in Chattanooga

Small Cars

$58 - $145

All Car Types

$80 - $158

To rent a Small car in Chattanooga, the United States, you would pay an average price of $91/day. December is the cheapest month to rent a Small car in Chattanooga, the United States (~$58/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~$145/day). In fact, December is about 37% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small rental for Chattanooga. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Chattanooga, renting a Small car saves you 22% 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 Chattanooga Small rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Medium car in Chattanooga, the United States, you would pay an average price of $78/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a Medium car in Chattanooga, the United States (~$51/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$120/day). In fact, February is about 36% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Medium rental for Chattanooga. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Chattanooga, renting a Medium car saves you 33% 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 Chattanooga Medium rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Large car in Chattanooga, the United States, you would pay an average price of $109/day. November is the cheapest month to rent a Large car in Chattanooga, the United States (~$83/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$185/day). In fact, November is about 25% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Large rental for Chattanooga. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Chattanooga, renting a Large car saves you 6% 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 Chattanooga Large rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV car in Chattanooga, the United States, you would pay an average price of $107/day. December is the cheapest month to rent a SUV car in Chattanooga, the United States (~$84/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$132/day). In fact, December is about 23% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Chattanooga. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Chattanooga, renting a SUV car saves you 8% 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 Chattanooga SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Van car in Chattanooga, the United States, you would pay an average price of $141/day. October is the cheapest month to rent a Van car in Chattanooga, the United States (~$120/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$180/day). In fact, October is about 15% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Van rental for Chattanooga. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Chattanooga, renting a Van car is 18% 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 Chattanooga Van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Luxury car in Chattanooga, the United States, you would pay an average price of $93/day. November is the cheapest month to rent a Luxury car in Chattanooga, the United States (~$64/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$145/day). In fact, November is about 32% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Luxury rental for Chattanooga. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Chattanooga, renting a Luxury car saves you 20% 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 Chattanooga Luxury rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Convertible car in Chattanooga, the United States, you would pay an average price of $229/day. December is the cheapest month to rent a Convertible car in Chattanooga, the United States (~$50/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is November (~$594/day). In fact, December is about 79% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Convertible rental for Chattanooga. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Chattanooga, renting a Convertible car is 49% 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.

Kia Soul$29/day
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Kia Picanto$29/day
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Suzuki SX4$34/day
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Top rental agencies in Chattanooga

All major car rental suppliers in Chattanooga

Enterprise

7.6
Good
42 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

8.0

Overall

7.9

Pick-up/drop-off

7.6

Value

7.5

Hertz

7.6
Good
53 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.8

Overall

7.5

Pick-up/drop-off

8.1

Value

7.5

Thrifty

7.5
Good
32 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.8

Overall

7.5

Pick-up/drop-off

7.3

Value

7.3

Alamo

10.0
Wonderful
11 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

Dollar

9.6
Wonderful
2 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

Avis

7.3
Good
9 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

7.0

Overall

7.2

Pick-up/drop-off

7.4

Value

6.5

Budget

6.2
Okay
7 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

6.7

Overall

6.2

Pick-up/drop-off

6.5

Value

6.2

National

2 locations

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Car Rental FAQs

What are the requirements to rent a car in Chattanooga?

Those with a credit or debit card in their name and a valid driver’s license are eligible for Chattanooga car rentals. However, most car rental locations in Chattanooga consider those between 21 and 24 as young renters, and there’s a daily surcharge applied to them for rental cars in Chattanooga. Your driver’s license should be valid for the entire rental period, and foreign drivers need to present a valid foreign driver’s license in the Latin alphabet. If not, they require an international driving permit to get rental cars in Chattanooga.

What are the rules for driving in Chattanooga?

Keep in mind these road rules as you drive your cheap car rental in Chattanooga. The driver, front passenger, and passengers below 17 must wear a seatbelt when riding in Chattanooga car rentals. Toddlers should be in rear-facing car seats, those below five in forward-facing car seats, and older kids in booster seats. Don’t drive car rentals in Chattanooga with a BAC of 0.08% or higher. Stick to the speed limits, 30 mph within city limits, 35-55 mph on highways, and 55-70 mph on freeways. Also, check with Chattanooga’s DMV for any new traffic laws before getting a cheap car rental in Chattanooga.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Chattanooga?

If you’re visiting Chattanooga for some outdoor fun, choose a rugged SUV to comfortably visit Prentice Cooper State Forest. Remember, camping, kayaking, and biking are easier with SUV car rentals in Chattanooga. If you’ll be around downtown for most of your trip, choose a compact vehicle capable of squeezing through traffic and tight parking spots. A luxury car rental in Chattanooga will add comfort as you explore this city or get a Ford Mustang convertible and travel like a star.

What are the best places to park in Chattanooga?

The city has plenty of parking to park car rentals in Chattanooga. Most on-street spots downtown are metered, but some are free. The metered spots are free during unmetered hours, every day from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. and Sundays. You’ll also find parking garages and lots across town where you can park your rental car in Chattanooga. There’s the Carta North Garage near Tennessee Aquarium, Creative Discovery Museum, and Hunter Museum of American Art, and the Chattanooga Parking Authority lot near Southside Historic District.

What is the cheapest rental car found in Chattanooga?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $60/day when booking a rental car in Chattanooga. The best deal a user found was for $34/day from Turo, booked on Jan. 29.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in Chattanooga?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Chattanooga from the following companies over the past two weeks: Avis ($31/day), Enterprise ($34/day), and Budget ($39/day).

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

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Alamo (10.0 rating), Dollar (9.6 rating) and Enterprise (7.6 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Chattanooga.

What are gas prices like in Chattanooga?

The average gas price in Chattanooga 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 Chattanooga for a week from Budget?

Renting a car in Chattanooga for a week can be a great option for travel. Budget, the most popular car rental company for this area, offers rental cars for around $480/week on average.

Can I rent a car for a month in Chattanooga?

Typically how long you can rent a car for depends on the inventory of the supplier. For Chattanooga however, it is certainly possible to rent a car for an entire month.

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

Generally, a month-long car rental in Chattanooga can be found for about $2,059, with the average price for a rental being around $69 a day. Book with Turo, to take advantage of their cheap prices and pay 61% less compared to the average price of car rentals in Chattanooga.

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

It costs $77 for a weekend car rental in Chattanooga, on average. The cheapest type of car rental you can book on any given weekend is the Compact as prices are generally lower for these rental types due to demand and availability. If you’re planning to book a rental car in Chattanooga in March, prices are $68 per day on average.

What car do most people rent in Chattanooga?

The majority of Cheapflights travelers prefer to rent a Special (Class Special Car) in Chattanooga, making it the most popular option.

Luxury Car Rentals in Chattanooga

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Van Rentals in Chattanooga

Some people need a little more room to get around comfortably on vacation. Find deals like the ones below for Chattanooga van rentals.

Car type options available for Chattanooga

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