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Philadelphia, USA - Pennsylvania
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Philadelphia International Airport Car Rental
Economy
Chevrolet Spark or similar
Chevrolet Spark
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$40.21 per day
Philadelphia International Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Mazda 3 or similar
Mazda 3
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$45.16 per day
Philadelphia International Airport Car Rental
Compact
Kia Soul or similar
Kia Soul
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$62.70 per day
Philadelphia International Airport Car Rental
Standard
Volkswagen Jetta or similar
Volkswagen Jetta
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$88.90 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Philadelphia International Airport Car Rental
Premium
Nissan Maxima or similar
Nissan Maxima
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$75.28 / per day
Philadelphia International Airport Car Rental
Luxury
Chrysler 300 or similar
Chrysler 300
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$75.61 / per day
Philadelphia International Airport Car Rental
Full-size
Chevrolet Malibu or similar
Chevrolet Malibu
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$94.70 / per day
Philadelphia International Airport Car Rental
Minivan
Chrysler Pacifica or similar
Chrysler Pacifica
  • 7
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$105.69 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 06:24 on 2023-01-29. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.
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Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
USD
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Country code
1
Average car rental price
$57.71 / per day
Average car rental length
3 days
Speed limit within town
40 - 120 km/h
25 - 75 mi/h
Speed limit out of town
72 - 120 km/h
45 - 75 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
10.0

Why rent a car in Philadelphia?

Philadelphia is the place where the nation of the United States of America was born. It is a historic city, and at the same time modern. There's an endless amount to see and do, and you can always visit other places nearby if you have a rental car. 

One-Way Car Rentals in Philadelphia

The most popular one-way rental options for pick up in Philadelphia and drop off in another city include:

  • From Philadelphia to Newark - 18 offers from $63.49 per day
  • From Philadelphia to Toronto - 11 offers from $104.34 per day

Top ways to enter Philadelphia

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is, of course, the best way to reach the city from afar. It is just south of the city. Rental cars can be picked up from all major companies here. 

If you find cheaper or better flights, you can also fly into Baltimore (BWI) or Newark as they are a reasonable drive away. You can find plenty of rental cars at either or can take the train to Philadelphia and then pick one up.

The Northeast Corridor is the region of the US with significant passenger train traffic. Connections from Washington D.C to New York pass through Philadephlia all day long. There are rental locations in and near the 30th Street Station. 

You can also drive to the city from neighboring states and western Pennsylvania (along the Pennsylvania Turnpike). 

City facts

Philly, the City of Brother Love, is the cradle of American history. No tour of the American northeast would be complete without it. There's lots of history to learn about aside from just seeing the Liberty Bell. 

The local specialty to eat is cheesesteak, which is actually a sandwich with meat and melted cheese. Geno's and Pat's are the most famous rivals, sitting across from each other on S 9th Street. 

Top destinations and activities

Philadelphia Museum of Art - While running up the steps of it ala Rocky is certainly something to be done, keep going and go inside it to explore word-class art. 

Independence Historic Park - See the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Constitution Hall, and other historic buildings and learn all about the birth of the United States. 

Sports - The city is well-known for its sports teams and fans (both good and bad). The city has teams in all of the four major sports leagues - the Eagles in the NFL, the 76ers in the NBA, the Phillies in the MLB, and the Flyers in the NHL.

Toll roads

You'll encounter toll roads in Philly and in the surrounding states. An E-Pass is highly recommended. If you have your own, ask your rental company if you can use it. If you don't, ask them about renting one from them. Many toll roads are all-electronic now, so you can no longer pay at a toll booth. 

Ideas for a day-trip

Hershey - America's most famous brand of chocolate is made in Hershey, PA. In addition to Chocolate World, there's also Hershey Park, a theme park. 

Gettysburg - The most famous battle of the Civil War was fought near Gettysburg. The battlefield is now a National Historic Military Park. Visit the museum then spend time seeing where it all happened. 

Jersey Shore - If it's summer and you want to hit the beach, it's not that far to drive to the Jersey Shore. Though it has a certain reputation thanks to the MTV show, there are plenty of nice places you can find away from the hustle and bustle to enjoy a relaxing day on the beach. 

Further destinations

New York City - The natural next stop for many is the largest city in the US. It's an experience that should be missed. It has so much to offer, you can return again and again and never get tired of it. 

Washington, D.C - To the south, the next stop for many is the capital of the country. There you can learn even more about its history. All of the museums are free. You can also tour the Capitol Building and the White House. 

Pittsburgh - If you want to stick with Pennsylvania, head to the other side of the state to the City of Bridges. The main city of the steel industry throughout much of the 20th century, it has now reinvented itself as a modern city with two world-class universities and one of the best hospital systems in the country. There's an endless amount to see and do in the city from taking the inclines up the hill to cruising the three rivers. 

Car Rental Prices in Philadelphia

  • Large cars - from $95 per day
  • Medium cars - from $66 per day
  • Vans - from $112 per day
  • Premium cars - from $127 per day
  • Small cars - from $75 per day
  • SUVs - from $109 per day
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Top 9 Cities near Philadelphia

  1. Pittsburgh Car Rentals from $41.70 per day
    430.2 km / 267.3 miles away
  2. Middletown Car Rentals from $85.36 per day
    133.9 km / 83.2 miles away
  3. Allentown Car Rentals from $62.25 per day
    88.2 km / 54.8 miles away
  4. 167.9 km / 104.3 miles away
  5. 481.3 km / 299.1 miles away
  6. State College Car Rentals from $65.59 per day
    246.1 km / 152.9 miles away
  7. Lititz Car Rentals from $89.22 per day
    94.1 km / 58.5 miles away
  8. Reading Car Rentals from $62.25 per day
    83.2 km / 51.7 miles away
  9. Latrobe Car Rentals from $68.05 per day
    357.0 km / 221.8 miles away

Top 6 Locations near Philadelphia

  1. 11.0 km / 6.8 miles away
  2. 81.6 km / 50.7 miles away
  3. 98.8 km / 61.4 miles away
  4. 138.6 km / 86.1 miles away
  5. 248.6 km / 154.5 miles away
  6. 435.6 km / 270.7 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

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

Car rental prices in Philadelphia vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Philadelphia
$38.88
January
$52.20
February
March
$32.63
April
$64.17
May
$108.03
June
$44.05
July
$45.32
August
$46.49
September
$55.47
October
$164.22
November
$33.17
December
The best month to rent a car in Philadelphia is April (when prices for an Economy class start from $32.63). This is 48% cheaper than the yearly average and 80% cheaper than renting in November (when rental prices start at $164.22 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Philadelphia?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in December, travelers rent a car for an average of 15 days in March, the average rental period is 4 days.
Average Rental Length in Philadelphia
5
January
5
February
4
March
4
April
6
May
6
June
4
July
4
August
6
September
6
October
7
November
15
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Philadelphia?

The most popular month for renting a car in Philadelphia is June, and the least popular is February.
Popularity of Car Rental in Philadelphia by Monthly Searches
67%
January
55%
February
72%
March
92%
April
126%
May
160%
June
155%
July
132%
August
84%
September
92%
October
88%
November
77%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Dollar Mazda 3 5 3 Large cars
Priceless Hyundai Accent 4 2 Small cars
Dollar Ford Focus 4 2 Medium cars
Dollar Mazda 3 2 2 Large cars
Thrifty Nissan Rogue 5 3 SUVs
Thrifty Chevrolet Spark 2 1 Small cars
Thrifty Mazda 3 5 3 Large cars
Rent a Wreck Hyundai Accent 4 2 Small cars
Thrifty Ford Focus 3 2 Medium cars
Dollar Ford Focus 3 2 Medium cars

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Alamo
8.69 / 10
Lowest rated company
Avis
8.3 / 10
Total number of reviews
1
Total rental companies
10
Average daily price
$57.71
Lowest daily price
$40.21
Total cars available
140

Top 10 Suppliers in Philadelphia in 2023

Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.7 / 2 reviews
8333383323
1 ARRIVALS RD,
$85 - $197
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.6
+18887498227
3601 Island Ave
Working hours
Mon:07:00-19:30
Tue:07:00-19:30
Wed:07:00-19:30
Thu:07:00-19:30
Fri:07:00-19:30
Sat:07:00-19:30
Sun:07:00-19:30
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.6
8333383321
1 ARRIVALS RD
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Hertz
Hertz
Excellent 8.6
2154927200
1 Arrivals Road
Working hours
Mon:05:00-23:59
Tue:05:00-23:59
Wed:05:00-23:59
Thu:05:00-23:59
Fri:05:00-23:59
Sat:05:00-23:59
Sun:05:00-23:59
National
National
Excellent 8.5
+18333383322
1 Arrivals Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19153
$89 - $197
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+12154929043
1 Arrivals Road
$62 - $131
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.5 / 5 reviews
8664342226
1 Arrivals Road
$40 - $62
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
Thrifty
Thrifty
Excellent 8.5 / 3 reviews
+18772830898
7500 Holstein Ave
$45 - $120
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
Payless
Payless
Excellent 8.3 / 1 reviews
2154925500
6975 Norwitch Drive
Working hours
Mon:07:00-18:00
Tue:07:00-18:00
Wed:07:00-18:00
Thu:07:00-18:00
Fri:07:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-16:00
Sun:08:00-16:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.3 / 5 reviews
+12154920900
1 Arrivals Road
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
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