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Cheap Car Hire in Philadelphia

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What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Philadelphia?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Philadelphia and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 15 July 2024.

January

R717

February

R789

March

R879

April

R1 022

May

R1 148

June

R1 256

July

R1 184

August

R1 040

September

R915

October

R951

November

R861

December

R861

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Philadelphia is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is June. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Compare available car types for rental in Philadelphia

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in Philadelphia to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 15 July 2024.

Small cars

R705 - R2 340

All Car Types

R900 - R2 397

To hire a small car in Philadelphia, the United States, you would pay an average price of R586/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Philadelphia, the United States (~R705/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~R2 340/day). In fact, November is about 20% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Philadelphia. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Philadelphia, renting a small car saves you 55% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a medium car in Philadelphia, the United States, you would pay an average price of R1 100/day. December is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Philadelphia, the United States (~R621/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~R2 454/day). In fact, December is about 44% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Philadelphia. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Philadelphia, renting a medium car saves you 15% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a SUV in Philadelphia, the United States, you would pay an average price of R1 042/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Philadelphia, the United States (~R990/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~R2 397/day). In fact, February is about 5% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Philadelphia. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Philadelphia, renting a SUV saves you 19% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

Top rental agencies in Philadelphia

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Philadelphia known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Philadelphia. Reviews were last updated on 15 July 2024.
Book your reservation with one of the top car hire agencies located in Philadelphia, including Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Sixt. Be sure to do your research on pricing, reviews, pickup locations, and other important criteria before choosing.

Alamo

8,1
Very Good
229 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8,3

Comfort

8,3

Overall

8,0

Pick-up/drop-off

8,1

Value

7,9

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7,5
Good
106 reviews18 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7,3

Comfort

7,7

Overall

7,5

Pick-up/drop-off

7,6

Value

7,2

Sixt

6,3
Okay
153 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6,7

Comfort

6,9

Overall

6,2

Pick-up/drop-off

6,1

Value

6,1

Budget

5,8
Fair
240 reviews7 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6,3

Comfort

6,7

Overall

5,7

Pick-up/drop-off

5,7

Value

6,0

Avis

5,7
Fair
105 reviews9 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6,2

Comfort

6,4

Overall

5,7

Pick-up/drop-off

5,6

Value

5,5

Payless

5,7
Fair
226 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6,1

Comfort

6,3

Overall

5,7

Pick-up/drop-off

5,3

Value

5,9

Dollar

5,0
Fair
185 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6,2

Comfort

6,1

Overall

5,0

Pick-up/drop-off

4,8

Value

5,5

Hertz

4,8
Mediocre
473 reviews19 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

5,6

Comfort

5,5

Overall

4,8

Pick-up/drop-off

4,6

Value

5,1

Car hire FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Philadelphia, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 15 July 2024.
  • Which car hire company is considered to be the best in Philadelphia?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, National (8,2 rating), Alamo (8,0 rating) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car (7,1 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Philadelphia.

  • What are petrol prices like in Philadelphia?

    The average price of petrol in Philadelphia is R17,95/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between R808 and R1 166 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Philadelphia for a week from Thrifty?

    Hiring a car in Philadelphia for a week can be a great option for travel. Thrifty, the most popular car hire company for this area, offers hire cars for around R6 974/week on average.

  • How far in advance should I hire a car in Philadelphia for the best price?

    Booking early almost always ensures you have more options of car models to choose from, as well as prices reduced by up to 30% to make it a great deal in Philadelphia. Try to book at least 7 days prior to when you need the car hire to close on a rate below the average.

  • Can I rent a car for a month in Philadelphia?

    Typically, how long you can hire a car for depends on the inventory of the supplier. For Philadelphia however, it is certainly possible to rent a car for an entire month.

  • What car do most people hire in Philadelphia?

    The most popular car chosen by those travelling to Philadelphia is Standard (Toyota RAV4) based on our Cheapflights data.

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