Car Rentals in Louisville, Kentucky

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Louisville, KY
Jun 30 — Jul 7
Same drop-off
Louisville, KY
Thu 6/30
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Best deals found for Louisville, Kentucky car rentals

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental cars in Louisville, Kentucky
Audi A6
or similar Premium
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

$45/day

28 Jun - 31 Aug
Audi A6
Kia Stinger
or similar Premium
Up to 5 passengers
5-door vehicles

$53/day

5 Jul - 5 Aug
Kia Stinger
Nissan Kicks
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers

$46/day

28 Jun - 1 Aug
Nissan Kicks
Daewoo Leganza
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

$36/day

5 Jul - 18 Jul
Daewoo Leganza
Volkswagen Jetta
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

$38/day

5 Jul - 18 Jul
Volkswagen Jetta
Toyota Camry
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

$31/day

1 Jul - 14 Jul
Toyota Camry
Buick LaCrosse
or similar Luxury
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

$45/day

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

$41/day

1 Jul - 14 Jul
Toyota Fortuner
Hyundai Accent
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$30/day

1 Jul - 14 Jul
Hyundai Accent

Important information about Louisville car rentals

There is perhaps no location more synonymous with Louisville, Kentucky, than the Churchill Downs racetrack. Not only is there live racing here but there is also a walking tour and a museum that highlights the history of this magnificent location. Another great spot for car rentals in Louisville that is synonymous with the city is the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory. A tour of this factory will give visitors a detailed look at the history of this iconic brand. Interstate 65 is the main route north to south in the area and Interstate 64 is the main road east and west for Louisville car rentals. Both Interstates 264 and 265 serve as beltways around the outskirts of the city for economy car rentals. While there is parking available for car rentals in Louisville, there are quite a few restrictions and very few free spaces available, especially in the downtown area. Some of the restrictions include not being able to park in certain locations during morning or evening rush hours. With around 15 different car rental locations in Louisville to rent a car, finding a car to rent is quite easy.

Like any major city there can be difficult driving conditions that occur for car rentals in Louisville during both morning and evening rush hours and this will especially be true around the downtown Louisville area. One great place that you can visit, located to the southwest of Louisville, is the Fort Knox United States Army Installation. If you have come to Kentucky because of your love of horse racing, the Kentucky Horse Park that is in the city of Lexington east of Louisville is definitely a sight that you must visit with a large group in a passenger van rental. Louisville is a city that is rather spread out and therefore it's not a very walkable city. When you add in all of the attractions that you can see not only around Louisville but in surrounding communities like Lexington and Cincinnati, Ohio, it is very advisable to have a rental car when in Louisville.

It is always a good practice to check in with your car rental company in advance if you would like to take your Louisville car rental across the border. Different agencies may have different requirements, but most allow cross-border travel. Note that to the north, you will be required to provide a non-resident insurance card along with your valid driver’s license and passport to cross the Canadian border. Crossing the southern border to Mexico will require Mexican Automobile Liability Insurance as well as your license and passport. You can address the specific non-resident insurance card or Mexican insurance requirements for your Louisville car rental with your rental company.

Whether you want to reserve a cheap car rental in Louisville or a luxury car rental in Louisville, the first thing your rental car company will most likely request is a credit card. Most rental companies will want to complete the reservation part of your transaction with a credit card, although some will allow the use of your debit card if you agree to let them hold a deposit from the card. When you return the car, they typically allow alternative payment methods to settle your account, which may include debit card, gift card, cash, or check. Note that the name on your license will be expected to match the name on any cards or checks. Be sure to check in with your chosen company for your car rental in Louisville a few days before you arrive to be clear on their policies regarding alternative forms of payment.

When you pick up your car rental in Louisville, you’ll want to keep in mind a few local driving laws. One interesting law that you will find in Louisville is that the maximum speed limit for cars and trucks is different as trucks must travel slower than cars. If you encounter a Work Enhancement Zone in Kentucky, fines for violations in the area can be double what they are in any other part of the state. The legal limit for drinking alcohol in Kentucky is .08% and texting while driving in the state of Kentucky is against the law. All passengers in the vehicle in Kentucky must wear seatbelts, and children must ride in an approved child car seat. In Kentucky, drivers drive on the right side of the road. You could face a fine and points on your license if you fail to stop at a red light or a stop sign. While it is legal for you to enter an intersection after the light turns yellow, you’ll want to be sure you are in the intersection before it turns red. Right turns on red are permitted as long as you have come to a complete stop and yield to oncoming traffic and any pedestrians. You’ll also be able to turn left on red in your rental car or van rental in Louisville, in specific instances, such as from one one-way street to another one-way street, as long as you yield to pedestrians and other vehicles in the intersection.

For those travelers that are visiting Louisville, Kentucky, from the United States or Canada, you can rent a vehicle with a valid driver's license issued by your state or province. The license in question must include your photograph. If the license in question is not in the English language, it is advisable that you also provide an international driver's permit to help the rental car company identify you - especially if your license is in a language other than English. Another alternative is to have your license translated into English and notarized, so you can produce this document with your license at the rental counter. Some agencies will prefer to have a third form of ID, so bringing your passport to the rental office is a good practice as well. Keep in mind that Kentucky requires that all drivers purchase car insurance.


Louisville, Kentucky car rental deals found on momondo

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

Small Cars

$50 - $83

All Car Types

$60 - $102

The average price of a Small rental in Louisville, the United States is $65. The cheapest time to rent a Small in Louisville, the United States is in December. The price is 25% lower than the rest of the year at just $50 per day. A Small rental is typically 17% less expensive than the average car rental in Louisville. The average price of a vehicle rental in Louisville 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 Louisville Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium rental in Louisville, the United States is $62. The cheapest time to rent a Medium in Louisville, the United States is in November. The price is 28% lower than the rest of the year at just $45 per day. A Medium rental is typically 22% less expensive than the average car rental in Louisville. The average price of a vehicle rental in Louisville 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 Louisville Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large rental in Louisville, the United States is $82. The cheapest time to rent a Large in Louisville, the United States is in October. The price is 33% lower than the rest of the year at just $56 per day. A Large rental is typically 5% more expensive than the average car rental in Louisville. The average price of a vehicle rental in Louisville 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 Louisville Large rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV rental in Louisville, the United States is $73. The cheapest time to rent a SUV in Louisville, the United States is in September. The price is 28% lower than the rest of the year at just $54 per day. A SUV rental is typically 7% less expensive than the average car rental in Louisville. The average price of a vehicle rental in Louisville 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 Louisville SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van rental in Louisville, the United States is $114. The cheapest time to rent a Van in Louisville, the United States is in January. The price is 32% lower than the rest of the year at just $79 per day. A Van rental is typically 32% more expensive than the average car rental in Louisville. The average price of a vehicle rental in Louisville 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 Louisville, the United States is $83. The cheapest time to rent a Luxury in Louisville, the United States is in August. The price is 25% lower than the rest of the year at just $63 per day. A Luxury rental is typically 5% more expensive than the average car rental in Louisville. The average price of a vehicle rental in Louisville 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 Louisville Luxury rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Convertible rental in Louisville, the United States is $42. The cheapest time to rent a Convertible in Louisville, the United States is in September. The price is 0% lower than the rest of the year at just $47 per day. A Convertible rental is typically 46% less expensive than the average car rental in Louisville. The average price of a vehicle rental in Louisville can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car.

Daihatsu Sirion
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$30/day

5 Jul - 18 Jul
Daihatsu Sirion
Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$30/day

5 Jul - 18 Jul
Ford Focus

Louisville car rental directory

All major car rental suppliers in Louisville, Kentucky
7.6
Good
58 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

9.0

Overall

7.0

Pick-up/drop-off

5.5

Value

8.0
6.7
Good
45 reviews15 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

6.5

Overall

6.7

Pick-up/drop-off

6.5

Value

6.6
6.7
Good
92 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.4

Overall

6.8

Pick-up/drop-off

6.5

Value

6.4
6.2
Good
73 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

5.9

Comfort

5.9

Overall

6.3

Pick-up/drop-off

7.0

Value

6.5
5.6
Okay
66 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.2

Comfort

6.2

Overall

5.6

Pick-up/drop-off

5.3

Value

5.9
4.6
Okay
74 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

5.7

Comfort

6.0

Overall

4.5

Pick-up/drop-off

4.0

Value

5.5
7.0
Good
7 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

9.3

Overall

6.6

Pick-up/drop-off

7.3

Value

8.0
5.0
Okay
20 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

4.0

Comfort

6.0

Overall

5.0

Pick-up/drop-off

5.0

Value

5.5

Quick facts about car rentals in Louisville

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

Most Popular Agency

Hertz

Popular Car Types

SUV, Intermediate, Full-size

Cheapest Rental Car

$29

Most Popular Model

Honda CR-V
The most popular Louisville car rental agency found on momondo this month is Hertz. Other top choices for car rental companies are Budget and Payless
The following car types were offered at rental car companies in Louisville in the past 72 hours: SUV, Intermediate, Full-size.
The lowest price for a rental car in Louisville is $29/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from $70/day.
The most popular car model to rent in Louisville in the past 7 days is the Honda CR-V. Our users also prefer the Subaru Legacy as an alternative.

Find popular attractions close to your rental car pick-up

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

Nearby attractions:

Louisville Waterfront Park79.5 mi
Louisville Slugger Field79.9 mi
KFC Yum Center80.2 mi
Riverfront Plaza Belvedere80.3 mi
Muhammad Ali Center80.4 mi

Nearby attractions:

Kentucky Kingdom1.5 mi
Papa John's Cardinal Stadium2.4 mi
Louisville Zoo2.7 mi
Churchill Downs2.7 mi
Iroquois Park2.9 mi

Nearby attractions:

Louisville Zoo61.0 mi
Kentucky Kingdom62.9 mi
Louisville Waterfront Park63.6 mi
Louisville Slugger Field63.7 mi
Papa John's Cardinal Stadium63.7 mi

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Driving with a rental car in Louisville - FAQs

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

Our data shows that for weekend car rental deals during July in Louisville, you can expect to pay around $98. A particularly good deal might be around $31, which is the lowest quote for Louisville we've seen so far. Users looking for a one-week rental in Louisville for July saw an average deal of $86 - but quotes as low as $27 were available depending on dates and car options.

Budget typically has the cheapest daily rates in Louisville, which you can find at any of their locations. On average, you should expect to pay $80/day, but our users have found rates as low as $24/day for their rental car in Louisville.

The majority of car rental agencies in Louisville offer free cancellation. momondo will always tell you whether or not rental car centers such as Alamo, Hertz, and Budget have a cancellation fee for travelers who have last-minute itinerary changes.

A Standard car is the ideal car to rent when visiting Louisville in July. On average, Louisville receives 3.3″ of precipitation and temperatures hover around 78.8 °F during the month of July. These conditions are well-suited for a standard, which can easily handle a bit of rain and even hold up well when temperatures fall. Renting a Standard in Louisville will cost you $71/day on average.

Enterprise has 15 locations. momondo users can expect to pay $90/day on average when renting from these locations.

Travelers who rent a car in Louisville should be aware that the city’s speed limit is 25 mph. Suburban speed limits around Louisville are generally 75 mph, whereas speed limits on highways are 75 mph. Keep in mind that speeds may change depending on what road you’re traveling on, so be on the lookout for posted signage.

Typically, the weather in Louisville through the month of June is 75.2 °F and the expected precipitation is 3.8″. This is important information to know when renting a car so you can be sure to rent the perfect car for the expected weather.

Travelers looking to leave from Louisville on a road trip around Kentucky or the surrounding areas during the month of June should expect temperatures around 73.4 °F and about 4.1″ of possible rain through the month.


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