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Tennessee car rentals

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Cheap car hire in Tennessee

EconomyRM 251/day
CompactRM 251/day
IntermediateRM 281/day
StandardRM 281/day
Full-sizeRM 291/day
People carrierRM 361/day
Full-size SUVRM 393/day
PremiumRM 261/day
Passenger vanRM 376/day
LuxuryRM 702/day
Pick-up truckRM 410/day
Standard SUVRM 338/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for hiring a car in Tennessee

  • With car hire in Tennessee, you will be free to enjoy one of the most fascinating US states at your leisure. As a UK driver, the US vehicles will take a moment to adjust to. You will drive on the right-hand side of the road and the vehicle will probably be an automatic, as opposed to a manual transmission. If you are with your family in Tennessee, pick up age-appropriate car seats for any child under 7 years of age. Be mindful of the 0.08% blood alcohol limit, as the States has a zero-tolerance policy if caught over the limit. Keep off your phone when behind the wheel and hire a sat-nav as you prepare for the road trip of your life.
  • Driving your car hire in Tennessee will be the only way to truly capture the diversity of landscape and vast expanse of this landlocked Southern state. With many well-signed and smooth highways joining the main cities of Nashville, Knoxville, Memphis, Chatanooga, you will be able to enjoy seamless drives along toll-free highways, such as the Interstate 40. There are dozens of nature reserves and outstanding mountain parks, such as the Southern Appalachians, as well as the bustling country music scene and great cuisine that has made the state so famous.
  • When deciding which vehicle would best suit your Tennessee car hire needs, it will depend largely on your itinerary, as the state is quite varied in terrain. If you plan to spend more of your time in the mountains, then an SUV would suit you perfectly. They are always great for longer road trips too, as they provide excellent comfort. If remaining urban, the roads are in such good condition that an economy or intermediate car would do the trick to getting you around in the most fuel-saving way. If visiting in summer, ensure you book a vehicle with a working air conditioning, as Tennessee gets very hot.
  • When paying for your Tennessee car hire, you will be paying by card. Most agents do prefer a credit card, but the larger global companies sometimes allow for debit cards, depending on how large the branch is. If you are flying into Tennessee at one of the larger airports, you can probably pay with debit card at SIXT, Avis, and Hertz. Always check the terms and conditions beforehand. Cash and cheques will not be accepted.
  • Book your rental car in Tennessee at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Full-size rental cars in Tennessee are around 11% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Tennessee

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Tennessee?

    On average a car hire in Tennessee costs RM 396 per day.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Tennessee?

    Full-size (Chevrolet Tahoe or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Tennessee.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Tennessee?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Thrifty (RM 281/day), Sixt (RM 361/day) and Budget (RM 702/day).

  • What is the best car hire company in Tennessee?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Tennessee are Alamo (8.7, 122 reviews), Enterprise Rent-A-Car (8.1, 193 reviews), and Budget (7.0, 267 reviews).

  • How can I find car hires near me in Tennessee?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • Should I hire a car in Tennessee?

    There is no doubt that seeing this state is best done with a car hire. Being free to drive between cities and into the countryside on a whim will make your stay all the more dynamic. There are a multitude of fun drives that can be enjoyed beyond the city limits, such as the Natchez Trace Parkway drive, starting and ending in Nashville. It runs through three states and visits ancient Native American, European settlers, and troop transport routes. You could also enjoy the Waterfall Trail, which explores some of the waterfalls of the state. Alternatively, take in the country music venue circuit or a trip to Graceland to see Elvis’ home.

  • What is driving like in Tennessee?

    Tennessee, like all American states, will have its highs and lows when driving. While the roads are in great condition, rush hour still exists in the bigger cities, which can lead to frustration and is best avoided by using your sat-nav. The speed limit is strictly adhered to in Tennessee from high rates of accidents in the past. You will now be heavily fined if found pushing beyond 70 mph (113 km) on the motorways. Tennessee's locals are known to be quite friendly people, and you should have no issues while driving.

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

    You will need to be at least 21 to hire a car in Tennessee, but have held your licence for at least a year. Many car hire agencies will allow you to hire a car with your valid UK driving licence, but some may want an international driving licence for extra assurance. Take your passport and credit card along to complete the transaction.

Car rental directory

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car hire locations in Tennessee

    39 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in Tennessee

    28 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in Tennessee

    14 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in Tennessee

    11 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in Tennessee

    3 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car hire locations in Tennessee

    3 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car hire locations in Tennessee

    2 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car hire locations in Tennessee

    2 Locations

  • national

    National car hire locations in Tennessee

    2 Locations

  • advance

    Advance Car And Truck Rental car hire locations in Tennessee

    1 Location

  • advantage

    Advantage car hire locations in Tennessee

    1 Location

  • bandago

    Bandago car hire locations in Tennessee

    1 Location

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