Car Rentals in Cincinnati, Ohio

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Cincinnati, OH
Jun 1 — Jun 8
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Cincinnati, OH
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Important information about Cincinnati car rentals

Car rentals in Cincinnati are a convenient way of getting around the city. Pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods and popular sites like the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens and the National Railroad Underground Freedom are spread out and not at walkable distances. It’s less than a half an hour drive from the main international airport to the city. There are about 30 car rental locations in Cincinnati making the process smooth and straightforward, although it may be a bit of a challenge finding cheap car rentals in Cincinnati. If you’re looking to travel in style, luxury car rentals in Cincinnati are available apart from the standard economy car rental. On-street parking is feasible but is enforced with parking meters. The times vary depending on the part of the city you’re in. If you plan on making your visit to Cincinnati during the winter, take into account that there tend to be snowfalls during the cold months.

Cincinnati is known for its picturesque bridges and its skyline. You can get frame-worthied pictures of both driving under half an hour to viewpoints like Devou Park or the Riverside Drive in Covington. The downtown area is walkable, but the main attractions are not close to one another. There is a public transportation system but the easier way of getting around is by car. You’ll want to avoid driving across Brent Spence Bridge since it’s known for its traffic. When parking in the city, make sure to check when the meters are enforced. If you’re up for visiting more than one city and have your car rental in Cincinnati, Indianapolis is less than two hours away. There are also various wilderness destinations if you’re looking to go on a hike. You may want to check out Hoosier National Forest or Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve, both not even a two-hour drive from the city.

Car rental locations in Cincinnati will usually allow you to drive most rental cars freely within the continental U.S. as well as Canada. However, there can be restrictions on luxury car rentals in Cincinnati as well as large passenger van rentals, so you will want to contact the rental agency to get details on northern border-crossing policies. Cincinnati car rentals tend to have stricter guidelines on travel south of the U.S. border. Often, it is not allowed, or, if it is, it can be restricted to within several distances of the Mexican border, and you’ll need to purchase additional insurance for your Cincinnati car rental. Mexico does not accept liability insurance policies from the U.S., so you will also need Mexican liability insurance. Therefore, the best practice, if you intend to cross either border, is to speak directly to your rental agency for details regarding cross-border travel.

While the standard for making reservations for car rentals in Cincinnati is by credit card, most rental agencies have now opened up to make it easier to rent your vehicle with a debit card. To use either of these you’ll also have to show your driver’s license, which should be in the same name as your credit card. Note that you will need to purchase insurance or be able to provide your own proof of coverage if you’d rather not pay for an agency’s policy. After your trip, when returning your economy car rental or cheap car rental in Cincinnati, you have more payment options. As you settle for your car rental in Cincinnati, most agencies will offer the option of paying your final rental bill with cash, credit, debit, or applicable prepaid debit or check cards. Specific requirements are likely to differ from rental agency to rental agency, so be sure to clarify details before booking.

When you are out and about in your car rentals in Cincinnati, there are a few regulations to be aware of. You may get a ticket if you park it on a residential street for more than 72 hours. And if you break down on the highway, move your rental car over to the side of the road. Then call your rental agency to make sure a tow truck comes for the vehicle, as it must be removed from the highway within 24 hours. If you need to go from Cincinnati to Youngstown for business, make sure you have a full gas tank. You can be charged with a misdemeanor if you run out of gas within Youngstown city limits. And, although most citizens do not follow this rule, know that it is mandatory to honk your horn when passing a vehicle in Ohio.

If you are visiting Ohio from outside of the U.S., you will need to provide several documents to acquire your car rental in Cincinnati. Bring a valid driver’s license from your home country and ensure that it doesn’t expire during your trip. If your license is in a language other than English, it is recommended that you bring an international driver’s license/permit (IDP) as well. The IDP must be issued by your home country as the U.S. does not issue these. Another good practice is to bring your passport to the rental desk as well, as some agencies will request a third form of ID for your car rental in Cincinnati. Also, take note that age restrictions — both over 65 and under 25 — may apply and may vary from rental agency to rental agency, so your best approach is to call ahead.


Best deals found for Cincinnati, Ohio car rentals

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental cars in Cincinnati, Ohio
Nissan Kicks
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers

$50/day

13 Jun - 19 Jun
Nissan Kicks
Volkswagen Jetta
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

$42/day

10 Jun - 15 Jul
Volkswagen Jetta
Toyota Camry
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

$33/day

31 May - 7 Jun
Toyota Camry
Ford EcoSport
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers

$43/day

10 Jun - 15 Jul
Ford EcoSport
Buick LaCrosse
or similar Luxury
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

$49/day

1 Jun - 29 Jun
Buick LaCrosse
Toyota Fortuner
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

$41/day

4 Jun - 11 Jun
Toyota Fortuner
Kia Forte
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$36/day

10 Jun - 15 Jul
Kia Forte
Perodua Myvi
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$32/day

1 Jun - 29 Jun
Perodua Myvi
BMW 3 Series
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

$36/day

11 Jun - 16 Jul
BMW 3 Series

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Find the rental car in Cincinnati that's right for you

Small Cars

$49 - $95

All Car Types

$62 - $116

The average price of a Small rental in Cincinnati, the United States is $75. The cheapest time to rent a Small in Cincinnati, the United States is in January. The price is 36% lower than the rest of the year at just $49 per day. A Small rental is typically 19% less expensive than the average car rental in Cincinnati. The average price of a vehicle rental in Cincinnati can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Cincinnati Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium rental in Cincinnati, the United States is $72. The cheapest time to rent a Medium in Cincinnati, the United States is in January. The price is 28% lower than the rest of the year at just $53 per day. A Medium rental is typically 22% less expensive than the average car rental in Cincinnati. The average price of a vehicle rental in Cincinnati can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Cincinnati Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large rental in Cincinnati, the United States is $95. The cheapest time to rent a Large in Cincinnati, the United States is in January. The price is 28% lower than the rest of the year at just $69 per day. A Large rental is typically 3% more expensive than the average car rental in Cincinnati. The average price of a vehicle rental in Cincinnati can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Cincinnati Large rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV rental in Cincinnati, the United States is $92. The cheapest time to rent a SUV in Cincinnati, the United States is in January. The price is 37% lower than the rest of the year at just $59 per day. A SUV rental is typically 0% less expensive than the average car rental in Cincinnati. The average price of a vehicle rental in Cincinnati can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Cincinnati SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van rental in Cincinnati, the United States is $117. The cheapest time to rent a Van in Cincinnati, the United States is in January. The price is 37% lower than the rest of the year at just $75 per day. A Van rental is typically 22% more expensive than the average car rental in Cincinnati. The average price of a vehicle rental in Cincinnati can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car.

The average price of a Luxury rental in Cincinnati, the United States is $100. The cheapest time to rent a Luxury in Cincinnati, the United States is in February. The price is 33% lower than the rest of the year at just $68 per day. A Luxury rental is typically 8% more expensive than the average car rental in Cincinnati. The average price of a vehicle rental in Cincinnati can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Cincinnati Luxury rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Convertible rental in Cincinnati, the United States is $88. The cheapest time to rent a Convertible in Cincinnati, the United States is in December. The price is 54% lower than the rest of the year at just $41 per day. A Convertible rental is typically 6% less expensive than the average car rental in Cincinnati. The average price of a vehicle rental in Cincinnati can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car.

Mitsubishi Colt
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$35/day

31 May - 7 Jun
Mitsubishi Colt
Perodua Myvi
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$32/day

1 Jun - 29 Jun
Perodua Myvi
Opel Corsa
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$32/day

31 May - 7 Jun
Opel Corsa

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Quick facts about car rentals in Cincinnati

Get the overview on great rental deals, popular car rental companies, and best car types for your visit in Cincinnati
Most Popular AgencyHertzThe most popular Cincinnati car rental agency found on momondo this month is Hertz. Other top choices for car rental companies are Budget and Payless
Popular Car TypesEconomy, SUV, IntermediateThe following car types were offered at rental car companies in Cincinnati in the past 72 hours: Economy, SUV, Intermediate.
Cheapest Rental Car$29The lowest price for a rental car in Cincinnati is $29/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from $67/day.
Most Popular ModelChrysler PacificaThe most popular car model to rent in Cincinnati in the past 7 days is the Chrysler Pacifica. Our users also prefer the Chrysler Voyager as an alternative.

Find popular attractions close to your rental car pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular rental car locations in Cincinnati

Nearby attractions:

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal8.0 mi
Paul Brown Stadium8.5 mi
Duke Energy Convention Center8.7 mi
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center8.8 mi
Music Hall8.8 mi

Nearby attractions:

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal91.4 mi
Paul Brown Stadium91.5 mi
Duke Energy Convention Center91.8 mi
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center91.8 mi
Smale Riverfront Park91.8 mi

Nearby attractions:

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden54.5 mi
American Sign Museum55.1 mi
Nippert Stadium55.5 mi
Fifth Third Arena55.5 mi
Cincinnati Art Museum56.4 mi

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Driving with a rental car in Cincinnati - FAQs

Learn everything there is to know about renting a car in Cincinnati so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

For a weekend in June, the best deals in Cincinnati start from around $26 up to around $91. $72 is a normal deal for a week-long rental in Cincinnati, but for June it's not uncommon to see prices as low as $25, depending on your requirements.

Daily rates from Avis are typically the cheapest, with an average price of $119/day when getting a rental car in Cincinnati. The absolute cheapest price found at their 5 locations in Cincinnati is $19/day.

Rental cars in Cincinnati from popular agencies such as Hertz, Thrifty, and Enterprise will generally offer free cancellation. While momondo does not have any control over cancellation policies for rental cars in Cincinnati, we can help you find the cheapest car to rent for your upcoming trip.

Renting a Standard car in Cincinnati during the month of June is what most travelers prefer. With temperatures averaging 75.2 °F and precipitation around 4.1″ during June, a Standard car is more than capable of handling these weather conditions. This is the perfect rental car type for wet roads and above-freezing temperatures. Renting a Standard in Cincinnati will cost you $81/day on average.

The city of Cincinnati, OH has 16 locations owned by Enterprise, with an average daily rate of $65.

When you book a rental car in Cincinnati, you should abide by the city’s 25 mph speed limit. The speed limits on any suburban roads and highways in Cincinnati are 75 mph and 75 mph, respectively. Be on the lookout for posted signage, because these speed limits might change depending on where you are within Cincinnati.

In May, Cincinnati usually gets 4.2″ of precipitation and has an average temperature of 62.6 °F. This information can be very helpful when looking at rental cars in Cincinnati as it can help you make the best decision.

Travelers looking to leave from Cincinnati on a road trip around Ohio or the surrounding areas during the month of May should expect temperatures around 59 °F and about 4.1″ of possible rain through the month.


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