The capital of Georgia, Atlanta, boasts a host of sights to enchant visitors, from the Olympic Park from the 1996 games to the 120,000 animals of the impressive Georgia Aquarium. But if you plan to explore every nook of the city, you’ll want some transport. Luckily, there are a huge array of vehicle rental companies based within the city from which to choose. So, if you crave a luxury experience in a classy Rolls Royce, plan on fuelling your inner car enthusiast with a supercar that will churn up the miles, or want something more family-friendly for a classic American road trip, there’s plenty of options out there. Read on for some of the best car rental services in Atlanta, Georgia.
1. Miles Car Rental Atlanta
From full-size family cars like the Toyota Camry to compacts like the Nissan Versa, Miles Car Rental in Atlanta has vehicles to suit everyone from solo travelers to groups of four or five. Other cars include the likes of the standard-size Hyundai Sonata or intermediate options like the Kia Forte. If you’re looking to watch the bank balance by avoiding high fuel consumption vehicles, then you may wish to plump for the Toyota Yaris. What’s more, the firm has connections to some of the most famous names in car rental, opening up deals for the likes of minivans and ‘trucks’ for larger groups of travelers.
Miles Car Rental Atlanta
Website: Miles Car Rental Atlanta
2. Milani Exotic Car Rental
Whether you’re a petrolhead or simply eager to drive something that’s guaranteed to turn heads, you’ll likely want to pay Milani Exotic Car Rental a visit. As the name suggests, this Atlanta-based firm offers a range of luxury, elite and exotic vehicles for hire - from Ferraris and Lamborghinis to Rolls Royces and Bentleys. What’s more, you’ll be able to pick up the vehicles at a range of locations, including Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Naturally, you’ll pay substantially more to rent one of these vehicles, but if money is no object, your chariot awaits.
Milani Exotic Car Rental
Website: Milani Exotic Car Rental
3. Budget Car and Truck Rental
On the other end of the financial spectrum, Budget Atlanta’s car and truck rental are likely to appeal to those who wish to save their hard-earned cash. There are plenty of locations from which to pick up or drop off your vehicle. These include the airport, downtown Atlanta, Norcross Jimmy Carter Boulevard and a dozen other locations within Atlanta or the surrounding area. Options range from economy four-seaters like the Toyota Yaris through seven-seat premium SUVs like the Ford Expedition right up to luxury cars. There are even 15-seater passenger vans, should you have a larger group.
Budget Car and Truck Rental
Website: Budget Car and Truck Rental
4. Instant Luxury & Exotic Car Rentals Atlanta
Another option for motorists eager to hit the road at the wheel of something a little more eye-catching, Instant Luxury Vehicles offers a range of high-end and exotic sports cars from world-famous names. These include automatic transmission vesions of the Ferrari California T convertible. the BMW X6 and the Porsche Boxster. And, as with some other entries on this list, you can pick your ride up at Atlanta’s International Airport for added convenience.
Instant Luxury & Exotic Car Rentals Atlanta
5. Empire Exotic Car Rental
If you’re after a luxury or high-performance motorcar and are looking for a little flexibility, then you may have come to the right place. Empire Exotic Car Rental is open daily for convenience and its staff will happily drop vehicles off at “all major hotels and homes” within the Atlanta area for an additional fee. They even offer hourly, daily, weekly and even monthly rates for added flexibility. International, Canadian and US drivers’ licenses are accepted, so it shouldn’t pose any troubles for travelers, although you will need to be over 25 to hire one of its exotic or high-end vehicles. Those who hire a vehicle should also bear in mind that its use is confined to the state boundary and you should not leave Georgia with it during your travels.
Empire Exotic Car Rental
Website: Empire Exotic Car Rental
6. Atlanta Car Rentals, Inc.
Those looking to hire a vehicle without the hassle of paying using a card may opt for Atlanta Car Rentals, which runs a cash rental service. With prices starting from just a few dozen dollars, it also offers a range of economy, full-size vans, and sports utility vehicles to suit a wide variety of groups of differing sizes. Its rental service covers all of Atlanta, plus a range of satellite communities such as Forest Park, College Park, Riverdale, Ellenwood and Morrow. Vehicles available for rental include the likes of the Nissan Pathfinder (pictured), which is ideal for families or groups of friends, or small four-seaters that are perhaps best suited to couples or solo travelers.
Atlanta Car Rentals, Inc.
Website: Atlanta Car Rentals, Inc.
7. Prestige Luxury & Exotic Car Rentals
Get ready to take to the asphalt in some truly stunning motors. Prestige Luxury and Exotic Car Rentals, which has operated since 2004, provides a range of jaw-droppingly beautiful cars that include the likes of Maseratis, Corvettes, Rolls Royces, Jaguars and Ferraris. Although its Atlanta branch is based in Sylvan Road, the company is happy to pick up and drop off customers at the airport for added convenience, and they are open to the early evening seven days a week. Drivers as young as 21 can hire vehicles, and it is possible to use cash or a card to pay for the rental fee.
Prestige Luxury & Exotic Car Rentals
Website: Prestige Luxury & Exotic Car Rentals
8. Sixt Rent A Car
One of the big hitters of the car rental market, it will come as little surprise to note that Sixt has a base in Atlanta that offers all manner of vehicles for hire. Indeed, there are three different sites dotted across the city - Buckhead, Georgian Terrace in Midtown and out at Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport. Naturally, being part of the Sixt empire, drivers who hire a vehicle from one Atlanta base will be able to return it to another, adding extra flexibility to their driving experience. What’s more, there are no hidden costs, the vehicles available for hire are, on average, no more than three months old, and the firm offers 24/7 customer service for added peace of mind.
Sixt Rent A Car
Website: Sixt Rent A Car
9. Thrifty Car Rental
Continuing with the big names now, Thrifty Car Rental runs two different bases within Atlanta - this one at 221 Peachtree Center Avenue Northeast, and another at 2300 Rental Car Center Parkway. The Peachtree base is open on weekdays and boasts a wide range of cars, minivans, trucks and SUVs to suit all group sizes and budgets. You’ll be able to drive away in a range from Ford to Chrysler and Jeep to Chevrolet, among others. It also caters to every taste from luxury vehicles to family-friendly models to suit. What’s more, being part of a major brand, with hundreds of US outlets, you can even opt for a one-way car rental - ideal for those epic road trips.
Thrifty Car Rental
Website: Thrifty Car Rental
Sticking with the big guns, you’ll not be surprised to learn that Hertz also has a presence in Atlanta. And by presence, I do mean presence. There are no fewer than 21 Hertz outlets based either within the city or the wider Atlanta catchment area - including this outlet in the Midtown area. Naturally, this adds fantastic flexibility when looking to pick up and drop off your rental car. And, with Hertz being one of the biggest names in the business, you’ll likely have little difficulty finding the perfect vehicle for you - be it a small and economical vehicle or a family-friendly SUV. This particular site also offers a pick-up service and a range of infant, child and booster seats that will take some of the hassle out of planning a family trip.
Time to hit the road
Whether it’s a budget car or a luxurious roadster that you have your eyes on, or whether it’s a simple short-hop or an epic one-way road trip that you have planned, you’ll find the perfect car rental service in Atlanta, Georgia.
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