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Frequently asked questions

How much is a rental car per day in Raleigh?
The lowest daily price for a rental car in Raleigh within the past seven days was $21. In the comfort of your own set of wheels, you can make your way to whichever landmarks are calling your name.
Can I rent a car from Raleigh - Durham Intl. Airport (RDU)?
You can choose from a good range of rental car suppliers within a short commute of the airport. EZ Rent-A-Car, Alamo and Advantage Rent-A-Car are top picks for many travelers. Dollar and Thrifty Car Rental are some other reliable options.
What happens if I need to cancel my Raleigh car reservation?
Browse through your rental policy to be certain, but most rentals are eligible for a full refund if you let us know at least six hours before picking up the car. There are some exemptions though. Your booking will have more details, or just click through to our Customer Service Portal.
What types of cars can I rent in Raleigh?
Small in size but big on perks, economy vehicles are the top pick in Raleigh. They’re a breeze to park and handle, which is perfect if you’ll be doing mostly city driving. And with excellent mileage, these reliable wheels will have you dashing around on the cheap. Prefer a larger car? Browse our standard, full-size or premium vehicles.
Where can I go on a road trip from Raleigh?
Once you’ve checked out all of the interesting sights in Raleigh, there’s loads more to explore in the region. Grab the keys to a rental car, pack your bags in the trunk and get going. Here are some drives we think you’ll enjoy:

  • Greensboro is about 70 mi from Raleigh. Well-known sights like Greensboro Coliseum deserve to be high on your must-see list while you’re in town.
  • Why not check out the best of Asheboro too? Notable attractions in this happening city include North Carolina Zoo. Asheboro is about 65 mi from Raleigh.
  • Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is situated 140 mi from Raleigh and is one of the region’s most breathtaking nature spots. Stretch your legs and enjoy the fresh air here.

Why should I rent a Raleigh car with Expedia?
From short business trips to road trips you’ll never forget, Expedia has cars to suit every adventure and style. Choose from reliable rental companies in Raleigh. And with our exclusive offers and discounts, you’ll always get a fantastic deal on your ride. Did you know you can bundle your bookings into a vacation package? Add a hotel or flight to your rental car and see how much you save!
How do I find the best car rental deals in Raleigh with Expedia?
Browse our fantastic selection of car rentals, check out ratings and compare prices from major brands. In just a few clicks, Expedia will help you get the best deal on your ride. Got a flight or hotel booking? Add on your Raleigh car rental and save even more.
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Raleigh?
Usually, the requirement is 21 years of age and over in Raleigh. It’s important to note that most outlets will apply a young renter surcharge. Check before you pick your ride, as rules may differ between rental car providers. Keep in mind that if you’re planning to rent a luxury vehicle or a large car like an SUV, drivers may need to be older than 21.
What do you need to rent a car in Raleigh?
A current driver’s license and a credit card in the same name. Don’t want to take out the company’s insurance plan? Then there’s a good chance you’ll also need proof of other coverage. Rules may differ between providers, so read your policy thoroughly.
What is the cheapest car rental in Raleigh?
The two cheapest daily rates offered in Raleigh within the past seven days were $21 and $25. Now that’s what we’d call an awesome deal! These rates were available on Expedia, with a rental starting date within the next year. Prices and availability are subject to change and additional terms apply.
Can I rent a car for a month or longer in Raleigh?
You can. Expedia partners with trusted providers that offer weekly and monthly rentals for many categories of cars. Reserve one of our long-term car rental deals and explore every corner of Raleigh — or beyond!
Where can I find a Raleigh car rental if I am younger than 25?
This depends on the rental companies located in Raleigh. They often have different policies when it comes to minimum ages. If you’ve found a supplier that does cater to drivers under 25 years of age, keep in mind that additional fees may apply. Do some research into any extra charges before collecting the vehicle.
What insurance should I choose for my car rental in Raleigh?
You’ll want to have collision protection to safeguard your Raleigh car rental against accident damage, theft and vandalism. And with Expedia, you can easily purchase this insurance for your vehicle during the booking process. Providing up to $35,000 in primary coverage, it also offers round-the-clock emergency support and a zero-dollar deductible should you need to make a claim. Plans changed? If you cancel your insurance before your scheduled collection time, you’ll get all your money back.

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If the deals that are available on our page do not suit your needs, then enter Raleigh into the search wizard at the top of the page. We will compare all the best deals available for your car rental in Raleigh and provide you with a list of the cheapest options, with no added fees.

Renting a car in Raleigh

Pay at pickup is available, so you don’t have to worry about spending your money until you arrive at your vehicle in Raleigh. We partner with reliable partners that guarantee an enjoyable experience for solo travelers, couples, and families. Package your car with a flight or hotel to unlock even more savings from Expedia.

Expected prices in Raleigh

Prices are subject to seasonal change depending on when you decide to arrange your car rental but right now you can book from $21.

Flexibility & Cancellation

Most car suppliers offer penalty-free cancellations, so you don’t have to worry about losing money if your plans change. To cancel your booking log into your account through the Trips portal. Click manage booking and cancel this car. If you needed to alter your booking, then you can create a new one once you have canceled.

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