Car Rental in Georgia

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Int. Airport Car Rental
Economy
Kia Rio or similar
Kia Rio
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$26.22 / per day
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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Int. Airport Car Rental
Compact
Toyota Yaris iA or similar
Toyota Yaris iA
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$28.30 / per day
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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Int. Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Mini Countryman or similar
Mini Countryman
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$28.46 / per day
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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Int. Airport Car Rental
Economy
Chevrolet Spark or similar
Chevrolet Spark
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$29.33 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Int. Airport Car Rental
Standard
Volkswagen Jetta or similar
Volkswagen Jetta
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$29.68 / per day
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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Int. Airport Car Rental
Compact
Ford Focus or similar
Ford Focus
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$30.38 / per day
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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Int. Airport Car Rental
Full-size
Chrysler 300 or similar
Chrysler 300
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$30.95 / per day
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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Int. Airport Car Rental
Minivan
Chrysler Pacifica or similar
Chrysler Pacifica
  • 7x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$31.09 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 10:12 on 2020-04-06. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
USD
Country code
1
Average car rental length
4 days
Economy car rental price
$38.94 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
72 - 120 km/h
45 - 75 mi/h
Speed limit within town
40 - 120 km/h
25 - 75 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
8.0

Why rent a car in Georgia?

The U.S state of Georgia is often thought by tourists to only consist of the city of Atlanta. While Atlanta is certainly worthy of a visit, it would be a shame to not see the rest of the state. Though a tourist focus in most of the state is the history of the Civil War era, the state has many more sites and activities to make it worth a road trip. It is one of the few states that has both amazing beaches and mountain vistas.   

Georgia Car Rental

One-way Car Rentals in Georgia

Here are the most popular one-way rental options for pickup in Georgia and drop off in another country:

  • From Georgia to Florida - 70 offers from 76.05 USD per day
  • From Georgia to Virginia - 22 offers from 108.31 USD per day
  • From Georgia to California - 19 offers from 99.65 USD per day
  • From Georgia to Missouri - 14 offers from 108.31 USD per day

Top ways to enter Georgia

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) - The main gateway to the state happens to also be the busiest airport in the world. If you’ve ever flown in the United States, particularly with Delta, you have probably had to transfer in Atlanta. The airport has a separate Rental Car Center where you can pick up a rental car and then city the city and the rest of the state. 

Savannah - Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) - Travelers visiting the state’s Atlantic Coast will likely land at SAV, the second-busiest airport in the state; though one shouldn’t get the idea that it is in any way similar in size to ATL. The airport is also the closest airport to the popular resorts on Hilton Head Island. Rental cars are available at the airport’s Rental Car Center, and all of them can also be taken to South Carolina which is just across the Savannah River from the airport.   

Columbus Metropolitan Airport (CSG) - On the completely opposite side of the state from Savannah, CSG serves the city of Columbus and Fort Benning, a major base for the United States Army. Rental cars are available at the airport, which could also be a way of getting to parts of neighboring Alabama. Make sure you don’t confuse Columbus, Georgia with Columbus, Ohio when booking a rental car, though. 

Amtrak - Two Amtrak routes pass through the state of Georgia. The Crescent Line calls at Atlanta, along with Gainsville and Toccoa, on its way from New York City to New Orleans. The Palmetto, Silver Star, and Silver Meteor Lines all connect New York City with Savannah on Georgia’s Atlantic Coast. The Silver Lines continue south to Florida. Though rental cars are not available at the stations as they are in Europe, rental companies’ downtown locations are often within easy reach of the station.   

Top cities and places to visit

  • Atlanta - The sprawling capital of Georgia has become one of the most important cities in the United States. Though many may not think of the city as being an important tourist destination, more than 50 million people still visit it every year. The Georiga Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, and CNN Center are the most popular attractions. There are also various museums and parks related to the Civil Rights era as the city was home to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A major city of both the Old and New South, Atlanta is a city that can’t be missed in the southeastern U.S.
  • Savannah - The former capital of the colony and then the state of Georgia lies roughly 250 miles southeast of Atlanta. This small, charming city is a prime magnet for tourists. It offers a pristine historic district in a small, relaxing atmosphere with incredibly hospitable hosts. Of all the cities on the eastern seaboard, Savannah should be the number one destination for anyone that enjoys colonial cities. 
  • Athens - One of America’s premier college towns, Athens was founded to host the University of Georgia, the state’s flagship research university. Just an hour and a half from Atlanta, Athens is the place to be if you want to experience a college football Saturday in the fall or party in the downtown of a college town any weekend of the year.  
  • Columbus - Not well-known as a destination for tourists, this city on the Chattahoochee River actually has a lot to offer travelers. The Coca-Cola Space Science Center is a great place to visit with children, and its associated observatory has Astronomy Nights that are both educational and inspiring. Museums worth visiting in the city include the National Civil War Naval Museum, the National Infantry Museum (Fort Benning, an important base of the U.S. Army is located in the city), and the Lunchbox Museum which yes, is a museum dedicated to that special plastic box you took your lunch to school in as a child.  
  • The Appalachian Mountains - The northeastern part of Georgia is a gorgeous area thanks to the most southerly reaches of the Appalachian Mountains. Perfect for scenic driving at a leisurely pace, the area is great to visit all year long. Brasstown Bald is the highest summit in the state and offers views to four different states. You can drive almost all the way up the mountain but need to either hike up a short trail or take a shuttle from the parking lot on the mountain. The southern terminus of the famed Appalachian Trail is nearby at Springer Mountain is the most popular starting point for those taking on the trail. Hiking a short section of it is a great day’s activity. 
  • Warm Springs - Located midway between Atlanta and Columbus, Warm Springs is best known as the location of the Little White House. It is here that Franklin Delano Roosevelt spent time when not at the actual Whtie House or his home in Hyde Park and also where he died. The house and its grounds have been preserved the way they were in 1945 and are now are open to the public as a State Historic Site.

Driver license requirements

The minimum age for renting a car in Arizona, as in most other states is 21. An underage driver surcharge is charged by almost all car rental companies for those between 21 and 24. Drivers in this age category are also often restricted from renting luxury cars and larger vans. 

If you are traveling from abroad and your driving license from your country of residence is in the Latin script, it is recommended, but not required, to have an International Driver’s Permit. If your driving license is not in the Latin script (for example, Russian, Japanese, or Arabic) then you must have an International Driving Permit or another certified translation of your license. Keep in mind that you must present your actual driving license in addition to the IDP and have it with you at all times. 

Crossing Borders

Though most rental companies allow renters to travel to any state, there are a few in Georgia that do not. These include Routes and Sixt. 

Routes charges an extra $8.99 per day if you are going to take the car out of the state and restricts the allowed mileage to 200 miles per day. Sixt only allows its cars to travel to the immediate surrounding states, (that is, Tennessee, Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, and North Carolina).  

In addition, Ace Rent a Car also restricts the allowed mileage for any rental that is taken outside of the state.  

Toll roads

There are no longer any toll roads in the state of Georgia. Georiga 400  was formerly a toll road but has been toll-free since 2013. There are, however, Express Lanes on I-285, I-85, and I-75. 

These lanes are free for those with three or more people in their vehicle (including the driver) and are available to others with payment of a toll. Either way, you must have a Peach Pass to use the lanes. Dollar and Thrifty offer their PlatePlass program which allows usage of these lanes for a small daily fee (in addition to the actual toll cost). The equivalent for Enterprise and National is TollPass. Other rental companies have similar programs. 

If you plan to travel to Florida with a rental car that you pick up in Georgia, you need to be aware of the toll situation. On the Florida Turnpike and in the Orlando area, it is possible to pay tolls with cash. However, Georiga’s Peach Pass also works in Florida. This means that if the rental car company offers a Peach Pass with your rental car, you will also be able to use it in Florida.

However, in the off chance that the transponder is neither removable nor able to be switched off, you should be extra cautious. The cash lanes in Florida also accept electronic toll payments. This means that even if you pay in cash, you will still be charged through your rental contract (and if you declined the toll pass, you will be charged an extra, often exorbitant, administrative fee). 

Finally, if you plan to travel all the way to South Florida, keep in mind that tolls in that region of the state are all electronic. This means cash is not accepted. Without a toll pass, you may risk exorbitant fines for using the toll roads. Of course, they can always be avoided. 

Top driving routes

  • Russell-Brasstown National Scenic Byway - A gorgeous route going through the heart of the Chattahoochee National Forest, this scenic byway is the road to take and a great day trip from Atlanta. The road will take to the Appalachian trail and almost to the top of Brasstown Bald, the highest summit in Georiga. The beautiful mountain scenery will be the highlight of your trip. 
  • Ridge & Valley Scenic Byway - In the Northwestern part of the state, the Ridge & Valley Scenic Byway is a route popular with motorcycle riders, but it is also a great drive for those with a rental car. The route makes a circle through the Johns Mountain Wildlife Management Area. The route includes little traffic, hiking trails, waterfalls, and a great scenic overlook on the top of Johns Mountain. 
  • The Woodpecker Trail - This scenic route was one of the first routes designated for tourist drivers in the country. It is a great place for a leisurely drive through the southern countryside passing through many small towns. The trail starts in August and continues south to the border with Florida passing by the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. Plan an entire day or more for the route. 

Car Rental Prices

  • Large cars - from $51 per day
  • Medium cars - from $36 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $86 per day
  • Premium cars - from $76 per day
  • Small cars - from $45 per day
  • SUVs - from $63 per day

Top 3 Most Popular Cities in Georgia

  1. Car Rental in Atlanta from $26.22 per day
  2. Car Rental in Savannah from $41.64 per day
  3. Car Rental in Augusta from $41.64 per day

Map of Car Rental Locations

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Georgia?

The cost of renting a car in Georgia depends on the time of year. This graph compares price changes from month to month in order to find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Georgia
$36.72
January
$27.00
February
$84.77
March
$57.04
April
$52.04
May
$60.67
June
$73.35
July
$39.96
August
$54.77
September
$52.11
October
$61.20
November
$39.60
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Georgia is February — prices start from $27.00 for an Economy class vehicle. This is 49% cheaper than the yearly average and 68% cheaper than renting a car in the month of March (when prices start at $84.77 for a Compact class). This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. The exact price for your trip will depend on the length of your rental and the number of days until your rental period begins. Just enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers.

What’s the average rental length in Georgia?

The average length differs from month to month. The longest rental periods are in September — an average of 12 days. The shortest are in October — an average of 4 days.
Average Rental Length in Georgia
5
January
6
February
5
March
6
April
6
May
5
June
5
July
5
August
12
September
4
October
6
November
6
December

What’s the most popular time for renting a car in Georgia?

Discover Cars users search for cars in a lot of locations daily. We gathered this information in order to analyze car rental popularity in Georgia. The most popular month is December, while the least popular is September.
Popularity of Car Rental in Georgia by Monthly Searches
76%
January
253%
February
309%
March
17%
April
19%
May
19%
June
22%
July
17%
August
13%
September
52%
October
57%
November
348%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Toyota Corolla Sedan 4 2 Large cars
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Kia Rio 4 1 Small cars
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Nissan Rogue 5 3 SUVs
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Toyota Corolla 4 1 Large cars
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Toyota Yaris Advance 4 2 Medium cars
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Dodge Durango 5 3 SUVs
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Jeep Wrangler 4 2 SUVs
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Dodge Caravan 4 4 People Carriers/Vans
Thrifty Ford Focus 3d 3 2 Medium cars
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Honda Civic 4 3 Large cars

Our Customers Reviews

United States of America (USA)
Toyota Yaris Advance
September 11, 2019
Atlanta is a city where renting a car is probably the most efficient choice (vs ride shares or public transportation).

Top Suppliers in Georgia in 2020

SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.2

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