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Cheap Car Rentals in Philadelphia

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Philadelphia Car Rentals in 2023

Most popular companyHERTZ
Price of gas per gallon$3.63
Average price per day$59
Cheapest price per day$29

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

January

$45

February

$44

March

$60

April

$62

May

$66

June

$77

July

$75

August

$69

September

$55

October

$58

November

$56

December

$58

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia

There are currently 81 rental locations operating in Philadelphia spread across 21 car rental agencies. In the past week, the cheapest car type to rent in Philadelphia is Small at $30 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 Philadelphia

Small Cars

$49 - $80

All Car Types

$69 - $115

To rent a Small car in Philadelphia, the United States, you would pay an average price of $62/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Small car in Philadelphia, the United States (~$49/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$80/day). In fact, January is about 23% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small rental for Philadelphia. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Philadelphia, renting a Small car saves you 36% 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 Philadelphia Small rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Medium car in Philadelphia, the United States, you would pay an average price of $72/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Medium car in Philadelphia, the United States (~$53/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$98/day). In fact, January is about 28% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Medium rental for Philadelphia. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Philadelphia, renting a Medium car saves you 26% 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 Philadelphia Medium rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Large car in Philadelphia, the United States, you would pay an average price of $81/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Large car in Philadelphia, the United States (~$65/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$97/day). In fact, January is about 20% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Large rental for Philadelphia. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Philadelphia, renting a Large car saves you 18% 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 Philadelphia Large rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV car in Philadelphia, the United States, you would pay an average price of $88/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a SUV car in Philadelphia, the United States (~$63/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$113/day). In fact, January is about 29% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Philadelphia. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Philadelphia, renting a SUV car saves you 11% 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 Philadelphia SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Van car in Philadelphia, the United States, you would pay an average price of $123/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a Van car in Philadelphia, the United States (~$97/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~$150/day). In fact, February is about 22% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Van rental for Philadelphia. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Philadelphia, renting a Van car is 21% 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 Philadelphia Van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Luxury car in Philadelphia, the United States, you would pay an average price of $114/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Luxury car in Philadelphia, the United States (~$77/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$145/day). In fact, January is about 33% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Luxury rental for Philadelphia. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Philadelphia, renting a Luxury car is 15% 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 Philadelphia Luxury rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Convertible car in Philadelphia, the United States, you would pay an average price of $152/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Convertible car in Philadelphia, the United States (~$96/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~$209/day). In fact, January is about 37% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Convertible rental for Philadelphia. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Philadelphia, renting a Convertible car is 36% 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 Philadelphia

All major car rental suppliers in Philadelphia

Alamo

8.2
Very good
221 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.4

Overall

8.2

Pick-up/drop-off

8.2

Value

8.1

Enterprise

7.1
Good
104 reviews18 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

7.3

Overall

7.2

Pick-up/drop-off

7.2

Value

6.9

Budget

6.0
Okay
209 reviews7 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.4

Comfort

6.6

Overall

5.9

Pick-up/drop-off

5.6

Value

6.0

Thrifty

5.7
Fair
155 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

6.4

Overall

5.6

Pick-up/drop-off

5.4

Value

5.9

Hertz

5.6
Fair
426 reviews19 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.2

Comfort

6.2

Overall

5.5

Pick-up/drop-off

5.3

Value

5.7

Payless

5.6
Fair
205 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

5.9

Comfort

6.1

Overall

5.5

Pick-up/drop-off

5.1

Value

5.7

Dollar

5.5
Fair
165 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.6

Overall

5.5

Pick-up/drop-off

5.3

Value

5.8

Avis

6.3
Okay
87 reviews8 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

6.9

Overall

6.3

Pick-up/drop-off

6.2

Value

6.0

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Car Rental FAQs

What are the requirements to rent a car in Philadelphia?

For a cheap rental car in Philadelphia, you need to be at least 21 years old and have an unexpired credit card. Car rental locations in Philadelphia will impose certain restrictions on underage drivers, so be prepared to pay "Youthful Driver" fees if you're under 25. While an active government-issued driver's license will serve as an ID for US citizens, foreigners may need to present both a passport and an International Driver's License (IDL) if their original driver’s license is not in English. EU citizens can purchase and operate any car rental, but their license must remain valid for the entire rental period.

What are the rules for driving in Philadelphia?

Because of their small size, toddlers and young children must be restrained in age- and weight-appropriate child or booster seats. All passengers in your cheap car rentals in Philadelphia must also wear seat belts at all times. You're required to keep within the speed limits and to yield the right of way to pedestrians, cyclists, and service vehicles like fire trucks and ambulances. You may not text while driving or drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of 0.08% or higher in your car rentals in Philadelphia. These crimes can result in subsequent fines, license revocation, or even jail time for you. If you’re unsure about Philadelphia’s traffic regulations or the laws in another city you plan to visit, check with the Pennsylvania Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to get accurate information on driving laws.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Philadelphia?

You’ll do well with a compact rental car to help you navigate the busy streets of Philadelphia. If you're going to do a lot of off-the-beaten-path driving, consider a mid-sized SUV, which is ideal for families. If you want to take your camper with you through various scenic routes, you can rent a pickup truck; that way, you can stop and set up a tent anytime you want. To treat yourself in the City of Brotherly Love, why not go for luxury car rentals in Philadelphia like the standard-size Ford Mustang convertible? Or, choose among the vast fleet of sports cars available in the various car-rental locations in Philadelphia.

Where are the best places to park in Philadelphia?

For an incredibly walkable and densely populated city, Philadelphia has thousands of available on-street parking, as well as neighborhood parking spots. You can only safely park for a maximum of two hours; Philadelphia is serious about parking and will issue tickets for violations. It helps to check all residential and business-area signs to determine parking regulations, i.e., the time limits and hourly rates.

What is the cheapest rental car found in Philadelphia?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $59/day when booking a rental car in Philadelphia. The best deal a user found was for $29/day from Getaround, booked on Jan. 22.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in Philadelphia?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Philadelphia from the following companies over the past two weeks: Avis ($30/day), Budget ($35/day), and Hertz ($38/day).

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

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Alamo (8.2 rating), National (7.7 rating) and Enterprise (7.1 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Philadelphia.

What are gas prices like in Philadelphia?

The average gas price in Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia for a week from Hertz?

Hertz is a popular option for travelers looking for car rental in Philadelphia. You can expect the average cost of rental car to be about $384 per week.

How far in advance should I rent a car in Philadelphia 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 14% in Philadelphia - we recommend booking at least 5days in advance.

Can I rent a car for a month in Philadelphia?

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

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

Prices can be as low as $1,647 if you consider booking with Getaround. That price represents savings of 60% compared to the Philadelphia average. The monthly cost of a car rental in Philadelphia is on average $1,647 ($55/day).

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

For a weekend car rental in Philadelphia, you can expect the average price to be around $63. Usually a Compact rental in Philadelphia is your cheapest weekend car rental option, though you should always check Cheapflights to see if there are other deals on alternative car rental types. If you do opt for renting a Compact for February, it will cost approximately $53 per day.

What car do most people rent in Philadelphia?

Infiniti QX80, which is a Luxury vehicle, is the most popular to rent at Philadelphia according to Cheapflights users.

Luxury Car Rentals in Philadelphia

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Van Rentals in Philadelphia

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