Car Rentals in Madison, Wisconsin

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Madison, WI
Aug 18 — Aug 25
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Madison, WI
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Best deals found for Madison, Wisconsin car rentals

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental cars in Madison, Wisconsin
Nissan Maxima
or similar Premium
Up to 5 passengers

$44/day

30 Aug - 28 Sep
Nissan Maxima
Volkswagen Passat
or similar Premium
Up to 5 passengers

$44/day

1 Sep - 30 Sep
Volkswagen Passat
Chevrolet Trailblazer
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers

$47/day

30 Sep - 31 Oct
Chevrolet Trailblazer
Chrysler 200
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

$40/day

10 Sep - 10 Oct
Chrysler 200
Hyundai Avante
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

$41/day

30 Sep - 31 Oct
Hyundai Avante
Hyundai Elantra
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

$33/day

10 Sep - 10 Oct
Hyundai Elantra
Mazda CX-5
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

$40/day

10 Sep - 10 Oct
Mazda CX-5
Toyota Camry
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers

$41/day

29 Sep - 30 Oct
Toyota Camry
Nissan Versa
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$32/day

10 Sep - 10 Oct
Nissan Versa

Important information about Madison car rentals

When visiting Madison, you’re in for a nice trip in a cozy city known for its art, music, food and lakes. Madison is known as the city of Four Lakes. Public transportation is an option when trying to get around the city, though you may find it confusing. The most comfortable way to get to all the sights you want at your leisure is locating one of the car rentals in Madison or reserving it at the nearby airport. There are about 20 or so car rental locations in Madison. However, you should rent in advance to try getting a cheap car rental in Madison. Parking in the city isn’t difficult and there are a variety of options. There is metered on-street parking downtown as well as parking lots and garages. You may be able to search for some free parking lots, or lots with reduced prices to "park and walk" into downtown.

Having a car rental in Madison is a perfect way to get around town to see the iconic spots like the Wisconsin State Capitol building or spending the day at the largest of the lakes in Madison, Lake Mendota. On the other hand, you’ll have access to worthwhile sights a bit further out of the city. If you’re interested in architecture, you shouldn’t miss going to the small town of Spring Green, just about an hour out of Madison, for the famous House on the Rock and Taliesin. If you’re up for a little hike, Indian Lake Park is a hidden gem about a half an hour drive from the city. When traveling in and out of Madison, you should probably avoid the Beltline Highway at peak hours, since its prone to traffic. Parking in the city isn’t an issue—there’s on-street parking as well as parking garages spread throughout Madison.

When getting a car rental in Wisconsin, you should know a few rules and tips that may be different from your state or country of origin. Blocking traffic is illegal in Wisconsin; make sure you leave enough room when passing intersections. There are lanes designated only for High Occupancy Vehicles. They are marked with a white diamond sign and indicate the number of passengers necessary to drive in that lane. In Wisconsin, you are considered under the influence with a blood-alcohol content of 0.08% or more. We recommend you don’t drink and drive and leave your Madison car rental behind if you’re considering drinking. Before driving your economy car rental or luxury car rental in Madison, it’s best you look up the department of motor vehicles in the city to get more information on any changes in traffic laws.

You are not allowed to get a rental car in Madison if you are under 21 years old. You will also have to pay an extra amount if you are under 25 years old. When picking up your vehicle, you will have to present a valid driver’s license. If you are visiting from out of the country, you won't be required to hold an International Driver’s Permit as long as your country’s driver’s license is in English.


Madison, Wisconsin car rental deals found on momondo

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

Small Cars

$47 - $93

All Car Types

$78 - $120

The average price of a Small rental in Madison, the United States is $71. The cheapest time to rent a Small in Madison, the United States is in November. The price is 35% lower than the rest of the year at just $47 per day. A Small rental is typically 25% less expensive than the average car rental in Madison. The average price of a vehicle rental in Madison 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 Madison Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium rental in Madison, the United States is $71. The cheapest time to rent a Medium in Madison, the United States is in December. The price is 28% lower than the rest of the year at just $52 per day. A Medium rental is typically 25% less expensive than the average car rental in Madison. The average price of a vehicle rental in Madison 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 Madison Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large rental in Madison, the United States is $103. The cheapest time to rent a Large in Madison, the United States is in December. The price is 14% lower than the rest of the year at just $89 per day. A Large rental is typically 7% more expensive than the average car rental in Madison. The average price of a vehicle rental in Madison 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 Madison Large rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV rental in Madison, the United States is $86. The cheapest time to rent a SUV in Madison, the United States is in January. The price is 32% lower than the rest of the year at just $59 per day. A SUV rental is typically 11% less expensive than the average car rental in Madison. The average price of a vehicle rental in Madison 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 Madison SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van rental in Madison, the United States is $140. The cheapest time to rent a Van in Madison, the United States is in December. The price is 31% lower than the rest of the year at just $98 per day. A Van rental is typically 32% more expensive than the average car rental in Madison. The average price of a vehicle rental in Madison 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 Madison Van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Luxury rental in Madison, the United States is $108. The cheapest time to rent a Luxury in Madison, the United States is in April. The price is 26% lower than the rest of the year at just $81 per day. A Luxury rental is typically 12% more expensive than the average car rental in Madison. The average price of a vehicle rental in Madison can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car.

Nissan Versa
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$32/day

10 Sep - 10 Oct
Nissan Versa
Kia Rio
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers
4-door vehicles

$32/day

10 Sep - 10 Oct
Kia Rio

Madison car rental directory

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5.8

Comfort

6.4

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9.3

Comfort

9.3

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Quick facts about car rentals in Madison

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

Most Popular Agency

Hertz

Popular Car Types

Economy, Intermediate, SUV

Cheapest Rental Car

$34

Most Popular Model

Honda CR-V
The most popular Madison car rental agency found on momondo this month is Hertz. Other top choices for car rental companies are Budget and Turo
The following car types were offered at rental car companies in Madison in the past 72 hours: Economy, Intermediate, SUV.
The lowest price for a rental car in Madison is $34/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from $87/day.
The most popular car model to rent in Madison in the past 7 days is the Honda CR-V. Our users also prefer the Lexus CT as an alternative.

Find popular attractions close to your rental car pick-up

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

Nearby attractions:

Barrymore Theatre74.2 mi
Tenney Park75.0 mi
Olin Park75.1 mi
Alliant Energy Center75.2 mi
Monona Terrace75.4 mi

Nearby attractions:

Barrymore Theatre3.0 mi
Tenney Park3.4 mi
Madison Children's Museum4.7 mi
Wisconsin Veterans Museum4.8 mi
Monona Terrace4.9 mi

Nearby attractions:

Barrymore Theatre90.5 mi
Tenney Park90.9 mi
Madison Children's Museum92.3 mi
Wisconsin Veterans Museum92.4 mi
Monona Terrace92.5 mi

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Driving with a rental car in Madison - FAQs

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

For a weekend in September, the best deals in Madison start from around $38 up to around $107. For a one-week car rental, Madison prices in September average $65 with the best deals starting at $30.

Hertz typically has the cheapest daily rates in Madison, which you can find at any of their locations. On average, you should expect to pay $71/day, but our users have found rates as low as $19/day for their rental car in Madison.

Every rental car company in Madison has a different cancellation policy. At momondo, we will always disclose in the car rental search results whether or not an agency has a cancellation fee. Some of the top car rental companies in Madison include Hertz, Enterprise, and Alamo, so be sure to check if they offer free cancellation.

Renting a Standard car in Madison during the month of September is what most travelers prefer. With temperatures averaging 48.2 °F and precipitation around 2.4″ during September, 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 Madison will cost you $105/day on average.

Enterprise has 5 locations. momondo users can expect to pay $93/day on average when renting from these locations.

Madison’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 Madison 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.

During the month of August the average temperature in Madison is 69.8 °F and the expected precipitation is 4.3″. This information is useful for travelers looking for a car rental in Madison.

If you’re looking for a Madison rental car for a road trip to the surrounding areas during the month of August it’s important to know that the rest of Wisconsin typically has a temperature of 68 °F and will usually expect 3.9″ of precipitation.


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Yes, whether it is for cars in Madison or elsewhere, momondo allows you to filter specifically for policies that offer free cancellation.

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