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Buffalo, NY, United States
7 Dec — 14 Dec
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Buffalo, NY, United States
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Buffalo car rental information

Pick-up locationBuffalo
Rental locations19
Airport locations10

Buffalo car rental reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (110 reviews)
1 location in Buffalo
Alamo
Locations in Buffalo
4200 Genesee St-buffalo Airprt+1 833 813 5268
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 8.6
  • 8.9
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
7.6 Good11 Sep 2020
Cons: Upfront about all charges (all taxes & 11% recovery fee)
9.6 Excellent11 Aug 2020
Pros: Super friendly and fast at both pick-up and drop-offCons: Nothing
6.0 Good25 May 2020
Cons: The is car is terrible shape
10.0 Excellent11 Feb 2020
Pros: 4wd offering in buffalo in the winter
10.0 Excellent28 Jan 2020
Pros: Being this was my very first experience using Alamo, I was impressed with the ease of reserving, picking up, and returning a rental. Every staff member I encountered was professional, helpful, and courteous. The initial price of the rental was better than I had expected. I look forward to using Alamo again!Cons: The initial payent of the rental was low, but he final payment upon return was $20 more because we forgot to fill the tank! Overall our rental experience was excellent! My advice: be sure to gas up before returning the vehicle!
9.2 Excellent24 Jan 2020
Cons: Only suggestion / request would be to have the windows cleaned before rental. They were covered with the road salt solution which created a lot of glare from headlights at night. Not being used to the vehicle or the location, it was bit of a driving hazard.
8.4 Excellent6 Jan 2020
Pros: Rental process was quick and easy. Overall cost was very reasonable. Drop off was quick and convenient. I would definitely rent through Kayak again.Cons: Cleanliness of vehicle interior could have been better.
10.0 Excellent25 Dec 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly and helpful. Price of vehicle was unbeatable.Cons: No complaints
10.0 Excellent10 Dec 2019
Pros: Yes. Very friendly and responsive to a problem I had.Cons: No ideas for improvements
10.0 Excellent10 Dec 2019
Pros: Pick up was easy and very fast.Cons: At drop off, there was a discrepancy with the bill amount. We were overcharged. The clerk handled it efficiently and fairly.
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Rated no. 2
Budget
7.4 Good (150 reviews)
2 locations in Buffalo
Budget
Locations in Buffalo
1477 Main Street+1 716 882 7045
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
4200 Genesee Street+1 716 632 6400
Monday06:30 - 22:00
Tuesday06:30 - 22:00
Wednesday06:30 - 22:00
Thursday06:30 - 22:00
Friday06:30 - 22:00
Saturday06:30 - 22:00
Sunday06:30 - 22:00
  • 7.2
  • 7.6
  • 7.3
  • 7.2
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent31 Jul 2020
Cons: A Cleaner car.
5.2 Okay1 Jun 2020
Pros: Staff was fine, relatively easy check in and drop off.Cons: There were drink and food stains in the car which means it was definitely not cleaned. Normally this would just be a little level of concern but when a company pledges to sanitize their cars during a pandemic and doesn’t even do the bare minimum to clean it, it’s very very concerning and frankly a lie. We had to sanitize it ourselves out of fear.
9.2 Excellent20 Feb 2020
Cons: They didn't have the style of car we requested. It worked out because we got an upgrade, but I don't understand why these companies advertise cars as being available only to have them not be. Overall very good experience though.
10.0 Excellent4 Feb 2020
Pros: The staff member, Lyudmila, was amazing. One of the best customer service representatives I have ever had to talk with. Went above and beyond to help my wife and I. I feel as if she deserves some kind of bonus or something. Hire more employees like her. The other employees that were working were also very friendly and helpful. Thanks to her, and the other employees, I would definitely recommend budget, as well as renting from you again.Cons: Honestly, nothing. Everyone, and the whole rental process, went great.
5.6 Okay3 Feb 2020
Pros: Staff was friendly and efficient.Cons: Car was dirty. There were crumbs from previous rental that hadn’t been vacuumed. It was disgusting. I was late for meeting or I would have asked for a different car.
8.8 Excellent30 Sep 2019
Pros: Drop off was super easy and fast.Cons: Picking the car up - at least a 30 minute wait for 6 people to be handled before me. 3 staff were working - it shouldn't have taken so long
10.0 Excellent9 Sep 2019
Pros: We were given a very comfortable car based on our needs by the fleet manager.
2.0 Mediocre21 Aug 2019
Cons: Waited in line for 30 minutes, still had 10+ people in front of me. Only one agent working. Canceled the reservation, went to Hertz.
9.2 Excellent15 Aug 2019
Pros: Car had all available safety tech options!Cons: No one offered any info on how we should record the imperfections before leaving the parking. Had to call CS after leaving the lot to record a big scratch.
8.0 Excellent13 Aug 2019
Cons: The price was a bit high
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Rated no. 3
Hertz
7.4 Good (353 reviews)
6 locations in Buffalo
Hertz
Locations in Buffalo
290 South Park Ave+1 716 858 4367
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
369 Niagara Street+1 716 854 0283
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
3780 Sheridan Drive+1 716 836 0764
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
4195 Genesee St+1 716 630 6556
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
4200 Genesee St+1 716 632 4774
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
538 Pearl Street+1 716 854 0283
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
  • 7.3
  • 7
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
3.6 Mediocre26 Oct 2020
Pros: Pickup and drop off went fine.Cons: The seats were awful. The reason I rented the Full Size SUV was to have a better seat for a long drive The KIA Sorrento did not have ant adjustments fo the seat angle or lumbar and were like sitting in a wood chair.
2.0 Mediocre1 Oct 2020
Pros: No cars available. Still charged cancellation fee and $100 charge for who knows whatCons: Everything
4.8 Okay28 Sep 2020
Pros: The staff at the location were very nice.Cons: The wait times for a reservation they were about an hour. Then the fact of them running out of cars for their reservations that were made a week prior. I called customer service to ask to change the drop off location to the airport across the street which it was supposed to be, he said there was nothing her can do and if I wanted to talk to someone about it, to go to the location (mind you they were closed on Sunday) and speak with them. Then he said thank you and hung up. I rented a pickup truck for 2 days. Then I had a reservation for a SUV for a week. When I took the truck back to pick up the SUV, I waited close to an hour for them to tell me that I was out of luck since they were out of cars. Asked me to keep the truck, which was not ideal since I had two car seats that I needed to fit in the back. Kevin was very apologetic about the incident. I rested a car a week prior and the same issue with them running out of cars happened then as well. Which I had a reservation. I went to another rental company and ended up paying 3 times the cost because Hertz can barley handle their reservations. This isn’t great customer service.
7.2 Good20 Sep 2020
Cons: The office was busy when I picked it up. The agent had to clean the car. It smelled like someone had chain smoked with the windows up the entire rental. It was a nice car, drove well and they were good about me extending the rental for a few more days.
6.0 Good8 Sep 2020
Pros: The car was fine and got very good gas mileageCons: During both pick up and drop off of the rental vehicle, one of the two agents on duty had to leave, despite customers waiting in line, to “drop off and pick up keys“. I did notice the agent ( at drop off ) had one key when he left his post with 3 to 4 people waiting in line.
10.0 Excellent7 Sep 2020
Pros: Everything’sCons: If I had it for an extra day at low rate
10.0 Excellent8 Jul 2020
Pros: Yes
2.0 Mediocre7 Jul 2020
Pros: NothingCons: Credit is good yet still denied a rental. Closed the office before allowing me to fix the situation.
10.0 Excellent23 Jun 2020
Pros: Staff was friendly, helpful and courteous
10.0 Excellent20 May 2020
Pros: Staff was very helpful. He was fast and very courteous. Great experience.
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Rated no. 4
Enterprise
8.3 Excellent (65 reviews)
3 locations in Buffalo
Enterprise
Locations in Buffalo
1312 Main Street+1 716 884 6666
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
2643 Delaware Ave+1 716 873 0100
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
4200 Genesee St-buffalo Airprt+1 833 813 5266
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
  • 8.4
  • 8.6
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
  • 8
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay30 Sep 2020
Cons: Everything
8.0 Excellent15 Sep 2020
Pros: Great car, excellent customer service, car in good shapeCons: Car was filthy inside, food under seats, windows had to be cleaned multiple times to get grease and grime off.
10.0 Excellent17 Jun 2020
Pros: Very friendly staff, nice car, and got a really good rate.
2.0 Mediocre3 Jul 2019
Cons: We never got the car, the location that you allowed us to reserve the car from was closed at the time we booked the car for. This was tge first time that I used your company, and I will never use your company again.
10.0 Excellent18 Sep 2018
Pros: very helpful staff.. all of themCons: baggage carst closer to rental drop off
10.0 Excellent15 Sep 2018
Pros: Easy drop off. Friendly staff.
6.8 Good26 Jun 2018
Timing is importantPros: The price was right and a real bargain compared to rental at the airport.Cons: However, I was booked and sold a pickup time at the closing time of the Enterprise agency office (6pm). This would not work--I called Entrprise and they said no way. I am glad I called, but sad that I was allowed to book an unmanageable time. I had to cancel.
4.0 Okay24 Jun 2018
Rental was mediocrePros: The price was good.Cons: The car was dirty inside and out. The car smelled of smoke. The back tire left rim was dented and made toe tire look wobbly, so we had to stop and get it checked.
10.0 Excellent17 Oct 2017
Fast and easy abovPros: Above
10.0 Excellent30 Jul 2017
Pros: Love that it was just across the street from baggage claim and that the cars were on site.
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Rated no. 5
Avis
7.9 Good (62 reviews)
2 locations in Buffalo
Avis
Locations in Buffalo
1477 Main Street+1 716 632 4663
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
4200 Genesee Street+1 716 632 1808
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7.8
  • 8
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent24 Aug 2020
Pros: Representative was friendly
5.2 Okay13 Oct 2019
Pros: The staff at Buffalo changed my rate on an upgrade instead of just an additional $10. I was very pleased with the drop off for the manager was able to correct the mistake that was done.Cons: The whole process of dropping off at a different location was good but please pay attention to the pickup location. Make sure you are getting what was quoted to you and save the email with your confirmation information. I questioned it before I left, but it wasn’t corrected but thankfully it was on the other end.
6.8 Good26 Dec 2018
Dirty carPros: The car itself was a hybrid, so very economical. It was a nice drive also and had Apple CarPlay.Cons: The car I was given was switched at the last minute between the desk and the pick-up kiosk. This particular car looked like a family of 4 had a food fight in it, and it reaked of deodorizer and cigarette smoke. The stains were kind of embarrassing, but I didn’t have time to deal with the hassle of calling and swapping it out.
10.0 Excellent19 Aug 2018
AwesomePros: Great service. Great car. Fast and efficient. I forgot a very important item on the rental and they kept it safe for me.
2.8 Mediocre21 Mar 2018
booking with avis is complexPros: nothing i like about them.Cons: rude customer service, creates unnecessary problems.
2.0 Mediocre8 Jan 2018
Pros: Not muchCons: The agent at the d so justified the fact that there was no windshield wiper fluid by stating that the fluid was frozen.
8.0 Excellent26 Sep 2017
Buffalo to niagaraPros: The staff at pickup was really nice.Cons: The car was huge compared to what I normally drive. Tthey did not have a compact car so we were given a Ford Flex. I was very uncomfortable driving it.
10.0 Excellent4 Sep 2017
clean car and very good customer service when we dropped off the carCons: The booking lady at buffalo airport was terrible.
10.0 Excellent27 Aug 2017
Just a great experience!Pros: Hello, after a bad flight experience and going through the canceled flight experience with United, the rental car experience was a true experience of how old school customer service showed its face. I found out my car rental was booked in downtown and not the airport. Debbie listened to me and quickly called to get approval from her manager to pick up the reservation at the airport. She was awesome!! Give this woman a big promotion and raise!!
6.4 Good25 Jul 2017
Pros: Dropoff was quick and easy!!Cons: Pickup took me 1 hr and 30 mins in line, after midnight for 5 mins paperwork in the frontdesk.
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Rated no. 6
National
8.3 Excellent (5 reviews)
1 location in Buffalo
National
Locations in Buffalo
4200 Genesee St-buffalo Airprt+1 833 813 5271
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent20 Jun 2017
Pros: Check-in was really quick and so easy! We were out of there in no time. They did an amazing job!
Rated no. 7
Dollar
7.2 Good (21 reviews)
1 location in Buffalo
Dollar
Locations in Buffalo
4200 Genesee Street+1 866 434 2226
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
  • 7.3
  • 6.6
  • 7.6
  • 7.8
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay19 Oct 2020
Cons: I was charged with satellite radio fees without concent. The car had a strong chemical odor, which made it undriveable.
4.0 Okay14 Sep 2020
Cons: I booked my rental for a 2 a.m. drop off Friday at the Cincinnati Airport. It never said that there were any issues with my booking. When I arrived at 12:45 a.m (early) Dollar was closed and the outside gates were locked. Not only that, but the rental office didn’t open up again until Monday. I was charged additional hours and additional days!! How can this be okay? It was not possible for me to return my car. Also, my car was very dirty inside when I picked it up which is additionally concerning with COVID.
8.0 Excellent1 Aug 2020
Pros: Easy pick up and drop off.Cons: Stop the up selling at pick up!
4.0 Okay7 Jun 2020
Cons: A more comfortable vehicle
9.2 Excellent17 Mar 2020
Pros: Very friendly and helpfulCons: Everything was good
10.0 Excellent5 Jan 2020
Pros: All Desk and lot staff were efficient, professional and friendly.
4.4 Okay11 Nov 2019
Cons: Overcharged. Need to be more clear with fees.
2.0 Mediocre24 Mar 2019
Cons: Charge the customer right price what they paid for online booking. Have better, clean and non damaged cars.
4.8 Okay8 Jan 2016
Cons: Poor tire quality. Display screen did not work.
Easirent
1 location in Buffalo
Easirent
Locations in Buffalo
Greater Buffalo International Airport
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
TuesdayInvalid date - 23:59
WednesdayInvalid date - 23:59
ThursdayInvalid date - 23:59
FridayInvalid date - 23:59
SaturdayInvalid date - 23:59
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Sunnycars
1 location in Buffalo
Sunnycars
Locations in Buffalo
4200 Genesee
Recent reviews
766 travellers who rented a car in Buffalo gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.7

Car rental locations in or near Buffalo

Good to know

Most popular car type

Economy

When to book a rental car in Buffalo

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Top tips for renting a car in Buffalo

  • There is a lot to love about Buffalo in upstate New York and renting a car will give you the ability to see and do the most during your trip. If you are planning on making the short 25-mile drive north to Niagara Falls, a car will not only help you arrive quicker than public transport, but will also give you the opportunity to arrive early in the morning to avoid crowds of tourists. If you plan on watching a Buffalo Bills game, having access to a car will make the event far more enjoyable, as New Era Field is located on the outskirts of town and most easily accessed by the NY-5 Highway.
  • Buffalo Niagara International Airport is host to a number of major car hire companies with plenty of options to help make your decision easy. Browse the thorough list to find the company that best suits your needs using KAYAK, then simply proceed from the baggage claim across the road to the car hire counters to pick up the keys. If you are planning on heading straight to Niagara Falls, consider stopping by the wineries to enjoy the small village charm that Niagara-on-the-Lake has to offer.
  • The fresh climate and dense parklands around Buffalo make it a popular city for cycling and other leisure activities. Be mindful of bike lanes and cyclists you share the road with; it is always best to provide more room than you think is necessary to create a safer environment.
  • If you are not used to driving in the snow and are planning a trip to Buffalo, it is smart to familiarize yourself with some winter driving tips sooner rather than later. Heavy snowfall is common in Buffalo during the winter months and it is important that you regularly check the latest weather forecast using radio or online resources. Snow on the roads will mean that your tires have less traction, making it more important than ever to brake early and reduce speed. It is also not advisable to use cruise control in any vehicle while there is snow on the roads.
  • Book your rental car in Buffalo at least 4 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Buffalo are around 39% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Buffalo

  • Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Buffalo.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Buffalo are Alamo (8.8, 217 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 139 reviews), and Avis (7.9, 71 reviews).

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • A Economy car rental in Buffalo costs RM 289 per day, on average.

  • A Luxury car rental in Buffalo costs RM 791 per day, on average.

  • If you are traveling in the warmer months, choose the car that best suits your passenger and driving needs; however, if it is predicted to snow during your trip it is best to rent a four-wheel drive. A compact SUV such as the Toyota RAV4 will give you increased handling and control.

  • Unless otherwise indicated, the speed limit for roads throughout the city of Buffalo is 30 mph. There are also narrower streets and laneways which have specified speeds as low as 15 mph or 20 mph. Highways near urban areas will have a speed limit of 55 mph, while those in rural areas increase to 65 mph.

  • You can expect to pay approximately $2.80 per gallon in Buffalo, which is only slightly above the nationwide average. Be careful if you are planning on driving across the border into Canada, as you will notice a considerable price increase for gas.

  • You can expect to pay approximately $1 per hour for on-street parking in the downtown district of Buffalo; however, in the evenings after 5 pm and all-day during the weekends, it is free. The illustrious Albright-Knox Art Gallery has all-day parking available for $5, or it is entirely free if you come on the first Friday of the month.