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Raleigh car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car rental in Raleigh. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on February 23, 2024.

Most popular company

ADVANTAGE

Price of gas per gallon

$3.48

Average price per day

$51

Cheapest price per day

$25

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

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Raleigh and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on February 23, 2024.

January

$43

February

$49

March

$59

April

$62

May

$60

June

$60

July

$61

August

$59

September

$53

October

$61

November

$60

December

$51

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

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental in Raleigh to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on February 23, 2024.

Small cars

$38 - $74

All Car Types

$47 - $89

To rent a small car in Raleigh, the United States, you would pay an average price of $59/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a small car in Raleigh, the United States (~$38/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$74/day). In fact, January is about 37% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car rental for Raleigh. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Raleigh, renting a small 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 Raleigh small car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a medium car in Raleigh, the United States, you would pay an average price of $60/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in Raleigh, the United States (~$43/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is October (~$76/day). In fact, January is about 30% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car rental for Raleigh. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Raleigh, renting a medium car saves you 17% 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 Raleigh medium car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a large car in Raleigh, the United States, you would pay an average price of $87/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a large car in Raleigh, the United States (~$51/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$119/day). In fact, January is about 43% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car rental for Raleigh. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Raleigh, renting a large 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 Raleigh large car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV in Raleigh, the United States, you would pay an average price of $71/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in Raleigh, the United States (~$52/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$81/day). In fact, January is about 28% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Raleigh. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Raleigh, renting a SUV 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. Here are the best Raleigh SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a van in Raleigh, the United States, you would pay an average price of $119/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a van in Raleigh, the United States (~$93/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~$143/day). In fact, January is about 22% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van rental for Raleigh. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Raleigh, renting a van is 39% 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 Raleigh van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a pickup truck in Raleigh, the United States, you would pay an average price of $36/day. September is the cheapest month to rent a pickup truck in Raleigh, the United States (~$31/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$81/day). In fact, September is about 17% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a pickup truck rental for Raleigh. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Raleigh, renting a pickup truck saves you 50% 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.

To rent a luxury car in Raleigh, the United States, you would pay an average price of $86/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a luxury car in Raleigh, the United States (~$56/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is November (~$105/day). In fact, January is about 35% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car rental for Raleigh. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Raleigh, renting a luxury car is 16% 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 Raleigh luxury car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a convertible in Raleigh, the United States, you would pay an average price of $110/day. September is the cheapest month to rent a convertible in Raleigh, the United States (~$74/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$170/day). In fact, September is about 33% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a convertible rental for Raleigh. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Raleigh, renting a convertible is 34% 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.

Toyota Yaris$25/day
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Toyota Yaris
Kia Rio$26/day
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Kia Rio
Hyundai Accent$32/day
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Hyundai Accent

Tips for renting a car in Raleigh

Browse helpful tips for renting a car in Raleigh including age restrictions, car type suggestions and more. Tips were last updated on February 23, 2024.
  • If you are flying into Raleigh, your destination airport will be Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU). The onsite car rental agencies in RDU include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, and National. All the car rental companies have their counters in a Rental Car Center, a short drive from the terminal building. You can take shuttle buses at the bus stop outside the baggage claim area indicated by signs "Rental Car Shuttle Buses." You will pick up your rental car in the parking lot in the Rental Car Center.
  • When driving in Raleigh with a child, consider using the appropriate child restraint devices for safety. In Raleigh, children under eight years or weighing less than 80 lb must be secured in an appropriate child seat, including rear and forward-facing child seats for infants and toddlers. Kids who have outgrown the child seat but are below eight years or weighing more than 80 lb must be secured in a booster seat. Children below five years are prohibited from sitting in the vehicle's front seat unless secured in an appropriate child restraint device. You can rent a child seat from the rental companies if you don't have one.
  • You must be 21 years or older to rent a car in Raleigh. You may incur additional fees or restrictions if you are below 25 years old and looking to rent a car in the city. Ensure you have your identification documents, including your passport and identification card, a valid driver's license, and the credit card in your name for payment, to rent a car from the rental agencies in Raleigh. Some rental agencies in Raleigh accept debit cards to pay for rental vehicles. Ensure you have your insurance card if you use your personal insurance coverage.

Top rental agencies in Raleigh

Explore the leading car rental agencies in Raleigh known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in Raleigh. Reviews were last updated on February 23, 2024.
Browse through some of the top rental car agencies in Raleigh, including Hertz, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Budget in Raleigh. Reviews, pricing info, pickup locations, and other important details are available to aid your decision.

Hertz

6.6
Okay
120 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.1

Overall

6.5

Pick-up/drop-off

6.5

Value

6.6

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.1
Very good
93 reviews10 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

8.2

Overall

8.1

Pick-up/drop-off

8.3

Value

7.8

Budget

5.2
Fair
63 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

5.3

Comfort

5.6

Overall

5.2

Pick-up/drop-off

5.1

Value

5.3

Avis

4.2
Mediocre
38 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

4.7

Comfort

5.2

Overall

4.2

Pick-up/drop-off

4.0

Value

4.4

Easirent

1 location

Advance Car And Truck Rental

1 location

AutoEurope

1 location

Europcar

1 location

Best Raleigh car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in Raleigh. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 rental car agencies in Raleigh with an average daily rate of $30. Data was last updated on February 23, 2024.
Some of the most attractive options when it comes to renting a car in Raleigh. Check back soon for more deals if you're not finding the one you're looking for.
Toyota Yaris$25/day
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Toyota Yaris
Kia Rio$26/day
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A/C
Kia Rio
Nissan Maxima$28/day
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Nissan Maxima

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in Raleigh, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on February 23, 2024.

Can I cross international borders with a rental car from Raleigh?

You can cross international borders to Canada and Mexico with a rental car from Raleigh. However, you must first inform your rental agency of your plan to cross international borders to get approval from the rental company, as some agencies restrict cross-border travel. Some rental companies in Raleigh that allow cross-border travel include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, and National. When crossing international borders with a rental car from Raleigh, ensure you have a valid driver's license, an International Driving Permit (IDP), your passport, and a Temporary Vehicle Import Permit if you drive to Mexico. Ensure your insurance covers international travel.

What are the common conditions of roads in Raleigh?

The roads in Raleigh are generally well maintained; therefore, driving around the city should be challenging. However, you may experience traffic congestion during peak commuting hours from 7 am to 9 am and 4 pm to 6:30 pm. Interstates 40, 440, 540, Glenwood Avenue, US-64, Capital Boulevard, NC-54, and Creedmoor Roads may have heavier traffic during the peak periods. Raleigh experiences diverse weather conditions, including heavy rains, thunderstorms, and occasional winter, which may affect road conditions and visibility. Ensure you drive cautiously during such seasons. The city may occasionally have road constructions. The constructions may cause reduced speed limits, road closures, and temporary traffic changes. Ensure you stay informed and alert on construction zones.

Which rental companies in Raleigh offer eco-friendly vehicles?

If you want to rent an eco-friendly vehicle in Raleigh, you can either go for fuel-efficient sedans, compact vehicles, or electric vehicles. Raleigh's rental agencies offering eco-friendly vehicles include Hertz, Dollar, and Thrifty. Renting an eco-friendly vehicle to use in Raleigh reduces emissions which lowers the carbon footprint. You will also save on fuel expenses by renting eco-friendly vehicles as they use less to zero fuel depending on the type of vehicle you rent. Consider renting an electric vehicle in Raleigh with access to the High-Occupancy Vehicle lanes allowing you to cruise through traffic during rush hours. The electric vehicle charging stations are in various Raleigh locations, including public parking facilities, restaurants, hotels, and shopping centers.

What is the cheapest rental car found in Raleigh?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $51/day when booking a rental car in Raleigh. The best deal a user found was for $25/day from Turo, booked on Feb. 18.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in Raleigh?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Raleigh from the following companies over the past two weeks: Turo ($25/day), Avis ($32/day), and Hertz ($37/day).

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

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Enterprise Rent-A-Car (8.1 rating), Hertz (6.0 rating) and Budget (5.2 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Raleigh.

What are gas prices like in Raleigh?

The average gas price in Raleigh is $3.48/gallon over the past month, costing you anywhere between $41 and $60 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Raleigh for a week from Advantage?

Renting a car in Raleigh for a week can be a great option for travel. Advantage, the most popular car rental company for this area, offers rental cars for around $343/week on average.

How far in advance should I rent a car in Raleigh 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 34% on your car rental. For a below average price in Raleigh, Cheapflights recommends booking your car rental at least 7 days in advance.

Can I rent a car for a month in Raleigh?

Yes, you can rent a car for a month in Raleigh. Check Cheapflights for the latest prices and car type availability.

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

Our recent data shows that Turo can potentially be 62% below the average car rental price in Raleigh. Check prices and availability for Turo and save on this extended rental. The cost of renting a vehicle in Raleigh is on average $1,470 a month or $49 a day. Search on Cheapflights for the most updated pricing and availability for your Raleigh car rental.

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

$82 is typically the average cost for a rental car for the weekend in Raleigh, though this could vary depending on the time of year. If you’re on a budget when traveling to Raleigh, then opt for a Economy rental vehicle - these tend to be the most affordable on weekends. In the month of March, you can expect to find car rental prices on Cheapflights for as low as $61/day.

What car do most people rent in Raleigh?

The most popular car to rent while in Raleigh is the Nissan Rogue, which is a Intermediate vehicle.

Small car rentals in Raleigh

Find small car rental deals in Raleigh from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. small car rentals in Raleigh cost an average of $36 per day. Price data was last updated on February 23, 2024.
Hyundai i10$35/day
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A/C
Hyundai i10
Hyundai i10$35/day
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Hyundai i10
Hyundai i10$36/day
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A/C
Hyundai i10

Luxury car rentals in Raleigh

Find luxury car rental deals in Raleigh from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. luxury car rentals in Raleigh cost an average of $37 per day. Price data was last updated on February 23, 2024.
Check out some of the best deals we've found on luxury car rentals in the Raleigh area. Verify the details of your rental before completing your reservation to ensure no unwanted surprises.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class$32/day
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Mercedes-Benz C-Class$33/day
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Audi A4$33/day
5
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A/C
Audi A4

Van rentals in Raleigh

Find van rental deals in Raleigh from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. van rentals in Raleigh cost an average of $37 per day. Price data was last updated on February 23, 2024.
Peruse some of the best options we've found for renting a van in the Raleigh area. For alternative options, come back soon as deals are refreshed frequently.
Nissan Quest$32/day
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Nissan Quest
Chrysler Pacifica$35/day
5
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Chrysler Pacifica
Chrysler Town & Country$36/day
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Chrysler Town & Country

Car rentals by fuel type in Raleigh

Browse car rentals by fuel type in Raleigh. Currently, Hybrid cars are the cheapest to rent in Raleigh. Deals were last updated on February 23, 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in Raleigh. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Hybrid being the cheapest ($28+).

Electric

Electric

Gas/Diesel

Gas/Diesel

Hybrid

Hybrid

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