Car Rentals in Durham, North Carolina

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Durham, NC
Oct 10 — Oct 17
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Durham, NC
Tue 10/10
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Tue 10/17
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Rental cars insight and trends in Durham

Useful insights to help you book the perfect rental car in Durham

What is the cheapest rental car agency in Durham?

The cheapest rental cars in Durham are generally found through E-Z Rent-A-Car. When booking with E-Z Rent-A-Car, you may be able to find rental car prices for as low as $20/day. The average price to rent a car in Durham is $38/day.

What car do most people rent in Durham?

The Kia Soul is the most popular car to rent in Durham, according to our data. Our users have found prices for Kia Soul rentals for as low as $28/day in Durham, though on average you can expect prices to be around $52/day. Another popular car to rent in Durham is the Ford Focus for an average of $46/day, and deals as low as $24/day.

Best deals found for Durham, North Carolina car rentals

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental car types in Durham, North Carolina
Economy$28/day
Compact$32/day
Intermediate$35/day
Standard$29/day
Full-size$32/day
Minivan$50/day
Full-size SUV$43/day
Premium SUV$48/day
Compact SUV$27/day
Standard SUV$40/day
Intermediate SUV$41/day
Best rates found by momondo users in the past 48 hours.

Important information about Durham car rentals

Car rentals in Durham provide a great way to move around the city and explore some of its most iconic sites and attractions. You will be able to visit exciting places such as the Durham Bulls Athletic Park and the Cameron Indoor Stadium for sports lovers, as well as the Durham Performing Arts Center and Eno River State Park. With your rental car, you can easily navigate I-40 and I-85, which are the major highways connecting the various parts of Durham. Finding a cheap rental car in Durham shouldn’t be a complicated task as there are about a dozen rental car locations around town, and you are almost guaranteed to find any type of rental car you want, from luxury car rentals in Durham to electric rental cars and even passenger van rentals. There's also plenty of parking available in the city.

Is it worthwhile renting a car while visiting Durham?

Durham is not particularly walkable as there are very limited sidewalks and it can be quite difficult to move around Durham as you explore the best that this city has to offer if you don’t have a car. Car rentals in Durham provide an element of flexibility and convenience whereby you can go anywhere you want at any time. You can even visit neighboring cities, such as Rocky Mount, where there is a plethora of things to do. Traffic isn’t a big issue as it only affects the morning and early evening hours, so you should get around just fine. If you’re concerned about parking spaces, there’s nothing to worry about as there are plenty of street parking slots around town, although most of them are usually metered. If you’d rather leave your rental cars in Durham in a guarded parking lot for extra security, don’t worry, there are plenty of those too.

What different driving laws should I keep in mind while driving in Durham?

Before getting a Durham car rental and hitting the road, it is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with some of the unique laws of the land to avoid getting into any trouble with the local authorities. One significant law is the move-over law, which requires motorists to shift to another lane when they come across stopped emergency vehicles that have flashing lights. This applies for fire trucks, ambulances, tow trucks, and any other type of emergency vehicle. If it is not possible for the driver to move over one lane, then they are supposed to reduce their speed significantly in order to protect those working on the side of the road. In case you’re not sure about a particular law, you can always confirm with the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles.

What kind of driver’s license do you need to rent a car in Durham?

For you to get car rentals in Durham, you have to provide a valid driver’s license accompanied by a photo ID. The license shouldn’t expire any time before you go back to your resident country; otherwise, you won’t be able to get the rental car. For international drivers (those from outside the US and Canada), a license from your home country should be enough alongside a valid passport. The license should be written in the Latin alphabet or have an English translation. If not, then you will need to show an international driver’s permit.


Durham, North Carolina car rental deals found on momondo

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

Small

$44 - $75

All Car Types

$67 - $102

The average price of a Small rental in Durham, the United States is $58. The cheapest time to rent a Small in Durham, the United States is in February. The price is 25% lower than the rest of the year at just $44 per day. A Small rental is typically 34% less expensive than the average rental car in Durham. The average price of a vehicle rental in Durham 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 Durham Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium rental in Durham, the United States is $60. The cheapest time to rent a Medium in Durham, the United States is in September. The price is 22% lower than the rest of the year at just $47 per day. A Medium rental is typically 32% less expensive than the average rental car in Durham. The average price of a vehicle rental in Durham 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 Durham Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large rental in Durham, the United States is $94. The cheapest time to rent a Large in Durham, the United States is in May. The price is 14% lower than the rest of the year at just $82 per day. A Large rental is typically 9% more expensive than the average rental car in Durham. The average price of a vehicle rental in Durham 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 Durham Large rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV rental in Durham, the United States is $73. The cheapest time to rent a SUV in Durham, the United States is in September. The price is 32% lower than the rest of the year at just $51 per day. A SUV rental is typically 15% less expensive than the average rental car in Durham. The average price of a vehicle rental in Durham 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 Durham SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van rental in Durham, the United States is $123. The cheapest time to rent a Van in Durham, the United States is in February. The price is 30% lower than the rest of the year at just $87 per day. A Van rental is typically 30% more expensive than the average rental car in Durham. The average price of a vehicle rental in Durham 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 Durham Van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Luxury rental in Durham, the United States is $96. The cheapest time to rent a Luxury in Durham, the United States is in January. The price is 45% lower than the rest of the year at just $54 per day. A Luxury rental is typically 11% more expensive than the average rental car in Durham. The average price of a vehicle rental in Durham 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 Convertible rental in Durham, the United States is $107. The cheapest time to rent a Convertible in Durham, the United States is in February. The price is 73% lower than the rest of the year at just $29 per day. A Convertible rental is typically 19% more expensive than the average rental car in Durham. The average price of a vehicle rental in Durham can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car.

Chevrolet Spark
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$28/day

23 Oct - 27 Oct
Chevrolet Spark
Hyundai Accent
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$32/day

9 Oct - 8 Nov
Hyundai Accent
Hyundai Accent
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$33/day

29 Nov - 3 Dec
Hyundai Accent

Durham car rental directory

All major car rental suppliers in Durham, North Carolina

Avis

7.9
Good
12 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

8.3

Overall

7.7

Pick-up/drop-off

8.1

Value

7.5

Budget

7.5
Good
7 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.4

Overall

7.6

Pick-up/drop-off

7.4

Value

7.4

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.4
Good
14 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.7

Overall

7.4

Pick-up/drop-off

7.4

Value

7.0

Hertz

7.0
Good
7 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

6.8

Overall

7.0

Pick-up/drop-off

7.0

Value

6.6

Quick facts about car rentals in Durham

Get the overview on great rental deals, popular car rental companies, and best car types for your visit in Durham

Most Popular Agency

Hertz

Popular Car Types

Compact, SUV, Intermediate

Cheapest Rental Car

$28

Most Popular Model

Class Intermediate SUV
The most popular Durham car rental agency found on momondo this month is Hertz. Other top choices for car rental companies are Budget and E-Z Rent-A-Car
The following car types were offered at rental car companies in Durham in the past 72 hours: Compact, SUV, Intermediate.
The lowest price for a rental car in Durham is $28/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from $45/day.
The most popular car model to rent in Durham in the past 7 days is the Class Intermediate SUV. Our users also prefer the Kia Soul as an alternative.

Find popular attractions close to your rental car pick-up

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

Nearby attractions:

Durham Performing Arts Center10.2 mi
John Sprunt Hill House10.3 mi
Carolina Theatre of Durham10.4 mi
Durham Bulls Athletic Park10.7 mi
Brightleaf Square10.8 mi

Nearby attractions:

Eno River State Park52.0 mi
Jack Coombs Field55.9 mi
Cameron Indoor Stadium56.0 mi
Wallace Wade Stadium56.1 mi
Duke University Chapel56.1 mi

Nearby attractions:

John Sprunt Hill House69.0 mi
Durham Performing Arts Center69.2 mi
Wallace Wade Stadium69.5 mi
Carolina Theatre of Durham69.6 mi
Jack Coombs Field69.6 mi

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Driving with a rental car in Durham - FAQs

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

How much will it cost to rent a car in Durham, North Carolina in November?

To rent a car in Durham for a weekend in November, we found prices as low as $34 with an average of $66. Deals are a little different for a week-long rental - starting at around $31, with an average price of $62.

Is there a fee to cancel my Durham, North Carolina car rental?

The majority of the Durham car rental agencies that we partner with do not have a cancellation fee. This means that if your plans change unexpectedly, many car rental centers in Durham such as Avis, Budget, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car often offer cancellation free of charge based on when you booked.

What is the best type of car to rent in Durham during November?

We recommend renting an Economy car when visiting Durham during the month of November. While an Economy car doesn’t handle ice and snow very well, it is an ideal rental car for mild temperatures and rain. In November, Durham experiences temperatures averaging 41 °F and 3.3″ of precipitation - ideal conditions for renting an economy car. Renting a Economy in Durham will cost you $58/day on average.

What is the speed limit in Durham, North Carolina?

Durham’s speed limit is 25 mph when you are driving in the city. This speed limit might also apply to surrounding towns and neighborhoods. The suburban speed limit in Durham is 75 mph and the speed limit for highways is 75 mph. However, be sure to look for posted signage as these speeds may vary.

What car rental company has the Kia Niro in Durham?

What is the weather like in Durham, NC in October?

In October, Durham usually gets 3.1″ of precipitation and has an average temperature of 59 °F. This information can be very helpful when looking at rental cars in Durham as it can help you make the best decision.

Is the weather in Durham similar to the rest of North Carolina?

If you’re looking for a Durham rental car for a road trip to the surrounding areas during the month of October it’s important to know that the rest of North Carolina typically has a temperature of 60.8 °F and will usually expect 3.2″ of precipitation.

When did momondo last update prices for cars in Durham?

Prices for cars in Durham are updated daily.

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How old do you have to be to hire a car in Durham?

The minimum age for drivers varies by country, including Durham. In numerous EU countries, drivers must be 18 years old. To rent a car overseas, you'll generally need to be at least 21, and if you're under 25, a young driver surcharge may be applied. We advise that you read the policy of your chosen rental company before making a reservation.

What documentation or ID do you need to rent a car in Durham?

To rent a car in Durham, all drivers must have a valid full driving license. If the license is written in a language other than the language of the country of rental, an International Driving Permit may be required to avoid the risk of potential fines. If you're renting a car abroad, you may also need to provide proof of return travel and accommodation information during your stay. We recommend that you verify with the specific rental company you're booking with.


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Why should I use momondo to book a car rental in Durham?

Choosing momondo to search for rental cars in Durham makes sense because it is quick and free of charge. We find all the rental car prices and policies, you simply choose what works best for you and your trip.

How does momondo help me find the best car rental deal in Durham?

momondo makes it easier for you to find great car rentals in Durham, by allowing you to refine your search with numerous filtering options. You can narrow your selection by looking at price, car type, location and more.

Does momondo show car rental deals in Durham with free cancellation?

Free cancellation is a policy that can be filtered on momondo car rental searches for Durham and all other locations. Availability may vary by location.

Can I rent a car with a fair fuel policy in Durham on momondo?

Yes, fair fuel policies are a specific filter offered on momondo for all car rental locations including Durham.

Can I find a car rental in Durham which offers enhanced cleaning on momondo?

You certainly can. momondo has a dedicated filter for enhanced cleaning services for all car rental locations including Durham.

Can I search for rental cars in Durham with unlimited mileage on momondo?

Yes, momondo is capable of showing unlimited mileage car rental options in Durham.


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