Car Rental Agencies [2019] | Save Money & Earn Rewards

Car Rental Agencies

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Get the list of the most popular rental car companies in 2019 and the different ways you can go about renting cars to save money and earn rewards.


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When it comes to renting cars, there are lots of options to go about doing so. You can rent cars directly with the rental car agencies, you can book through an online travel agency which will give you lists of available cars from multiple agencies at once, or you can even book through your favorite hotel/airline program so that you can earn points and miles on your rental. This page covers all of these different ways along with non-rental options such as shuttles, limos, and rideshare services.

Earning Cash Back On Rentals

Before I list out some of the different ways you can rent cars, you should know that most of the programs listed on this page can be booked through a cash back portal. Booking travel as well as shopping online through a cash back portal will give you cash back on top of the rewards you would normally earn. This is done by visiting a cash back portal (list below), finding the rental car company or store you're going to be shopping with, and clicking on the cash back link. This takes you directly to that car rental or stores direct website and you will book your travel or make your purchase as normal. So you will end up earning cash back from the cash back portal, car rental rewards points (if they have a program), and rewards from the credit card you use to make the purchase.

There are several cash back portals but the most popular are:

My personal favorite is Rakuten. You can sign up through The Point Calculator and earn an additional $10 on your first purchase.

Avis Rakuten
Book travel and shop online through Rakuten. Earn additional cash back and get a list of coupons and promo codes!

Car Rental Agencies

Depending on the program, signing up for car rental rewards programs comes with many benefits. These include perks such as special/exclusive discounts, bonus points to put towards free rentals, complimentary upgrades, and the ability to go straight to your car and skip the line. The good thing about rental car companies is that you can usually still earn reward points and credit towards status when booking through a third party. This is different from hotels which usually makes you buy direct in order to get any type of credit. Regardless of whether you're booking directly with the car rental company, through an online travel agency, or even through your favorite airline program, I recommend signing up for the loyalty program to get the most out of your rental.

Ace Rent A Car

Ace Rent A Car is a privately held, American based car rental company with 300 affiliated locations in over 40 countries. They have locations in destinations such as the Caribbean, Central and South America, the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia. Their Rental Genius program offers reward points per $1 spent at ACE. Genius Points can be redeemed for valuable gifts such as gift cards and electronics.

Ace Rent A Car
Rewards Program: Genius Rewards
Website: Ace Rent A Car

Alamo

Alamo is a car rental agency based in the United States. They have branches across North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and Oceania. Their rewards program is called Alamo Insiders. Signing up offers benefits such as 5% off car rentals, faster service, and the ability to earn points and miles with over 20 different rewards programs.

Alamo Car Rental
Rewards Program:
Earn Rewards With:
  • 17 Airline Partners
  • 3 Hotel Partners
  • 3 Other Partners
Website: Book With Alamo

Avis

Avis is a car rental company based out of the United States that operates out of North America, South America, India, Australia, and New Zealand. Their loyalty program, Avis Preferred, offers complimentary upgrades, bonus points, and monthly offers.

Avis
Rewards Program:
Earn Rewards With:
  • 89 Airlines
  • 7 Hotels
  • 1 Rail
Website: Book With Avis

Budget Rent A Car

Budget is an American car rental agency with about 800 Budget Car Rental locations in the United States. Budget offers their Fastbreak Program which allows you to zip through the rental process when renting cars. They also offer the Budget Rewards Program which grants benefits such as the ability to earn points and miles on rentals, earn Amazon gift cards, and receive special promotion and discounts.

Budget Car Rental
Rewards Program:
Earn Rewards With:
  • 42 Airlines
  • 6 Hotels
Website: Book With Budget

Dollar

Dollar is an American based car rental company with locations in the United States, Europe, Australia, Canada, Caribbean Islands, and Latin America. The Dollar Rewards Program allows you to build up points on your rentals and use them for free car rental days. You can also opt to receive airline miles or hotel points instead of Dollar Rewards Points.

Dollar Rental Car
Rewards Program:
Earn Rewards With:
  • 10 Airline Programs
  • 1 Hotel Program
Website: Book With Dollar

Enterprise

Enterprise is an American based car rental company that has locations in the United States, Canada, the UK, Spain, Germany, and Ireland. The Enterprise Plus rewards program allows renters to earn a points per $1 spent that can be put towards free rentals. Members can also earn elite status with Enterprise which offers additional benefits such as bonus points, car upgrades, and more.

Enterprise
Rewards Program:
Earn Rewards With:
  • 4 Airline Partners
  • 3 Hotel Partners
  • 2 Other Partners
Website: Book With Enterprise

Europcar

Europcar is a French based car rental company that has locations in Europe, North America, Western Asia, and Africa. The Europcar Privilege loyalty program offers several benefits including coupons, savings when staying at Accor Hotels, complimentary car upgrades, and even priority pass membership.

Europcar
Rewards Program:
Privilege Rewards
Earn Rewards With:
  • 5 Airline Partners
  • 2 Hotel Partners
  • 1 Rail Partner
  • 6 Other Partners
Website: Book With Europcar

Fox Rent A Car

Fox Rent A Car is an American based car rental company with a little less than 20 locations around the United State. The Fox Rewards program offers points per $1 spent on a rental that can be applied towards gift certificates with hundreds of stores or towards free rentals with Fox.

Fox Rent A Car
Rewards Program:
Fox Rewards
Earn Rewards With:
  • 100+ Stores
Website: Book With Fox
Book larger vehicles with Fox for a solid weekly rate.

Hertz Car Rental

Hertz is an American based car rental company that operates in 150 countries, including North America, Europe, Latin America, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and New Zealand. The Hertz Gold Plus Rewards program offers points for those who rent with Hertz. Points earned can be used for free rentals or be transferred to several other rewards programs.

Hertz Car Rental
Rewards Program:
Earn Rewards With:
  • 14 Airline Partners
  • 3 Hotel Partners
  • 2 Other Partners
Website: Book With Hertz

National

National Car Rental is an American based rental car agency with locations across the globe including the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. National offers their Emerald Club to those who wish to earn rewards when booking car rentals. Members can earn points towards free rental days as well as receive several benefits such as guaranteed upgrades, Emerald aisle access, and even private airport delivery.

National Car Rental
Rewards Program:
National Emerald Club
Earn Rewards With:
  • 22 Airline Partners
  • 3 Hotel Partners
  • 1 Rental Car Partner
  • 2 Other Partners
Website: Book With National

Payless Car Rental

Payless Car Rental is an American based car rental company that has approximately 120 rental locations in the United States, Canada, Europe and South America. Payless offers their Payless Perks Club for those looking for member exclusive discounts.

Payless Car Rental
Rewards Program: Payless Perks Club
  • Save 5% With 27 Partners
Website: Payless
Earn elite status booking with agencies like Enterprise.

SIXT

SIXT is a German based rental car company that has vehicle renting locations in over 105 countries with most locations being in Europe along with a few in the United States. SIXT does not have a rewards program. They're known for offering premium/luxury vehicles at a cheaper price than other leading car rental agencies.

Sixt
Rewards Program: No Rewards Program
Website: Book With SIXT

Thrifty

Thrifty is an American based rental car agency with more than 1,800 shared locations with Dollar Rent A Car across the United States and Canada. Thrifty offers their Blue Chip Rewards Program which allows you to earn free rental days, enjoy a free authorized additional driver, and skip the counter to go directly to your rental.

Thrifty
Rewards Program:
Thrifty Blue Chip Rewards
Earn Rewards With:
  • 11 Airline Partners
  • 1 Hotel Partner
  • 4 Other Partners
Website: Book With Thrifty

Shuttle/Limo/Rideshare

Need a ride between the hotel and airport? Made a ride between two other destinations? If you need to get from Point A to Point B and don't necessarily need a rental, there are several shuttle, limo, and rideshare options you can choose. Most of these allow you to book your travel in advance as long as you know your flight info. Rideshares like Lyft and Uber allow you to call up a ride on the spot through their easy to use apps.

Blacklane

Blacklane is a private company that operates a chauffeur portal connecting people to professional chauffeurs via their mobile app, website and phone. They are in more than 60 countries, 300 cities, and 600 airports. They provide private, luxury transportation to/from the airport as well as to other destinations.

Blacklane
No Rewards Program
Website: Book With Blacklane

Carmel Limo

Carmel is one of the largest car and limousine service companies in the world. The company has a heavy presence in New York City with over 1,200 drivers there alone. Carmel also services more than 300 other cities around the world. They mainly focus on transfers to/from the airport. The Carmel Points program allows you to build points which can be used as cash off your future rides. You can also opt to receive airline miles with several programs instead of earning Carmel Points.

Carmel Limo
Rewards Program:
Earn Rewards With:
  • 6 Airline Partners
Website: Book With Carmel

GroundLink is a transportation service offered worldwide at more than 460 cities and 550 airports across North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Middle East & Africa. GroundLink does not have a rewards program, but they're still a solid option for those looking for a professional black car service. You can sign up for GroundLink through The Point Calculator and earn a $10 credit towards your first ride!

GroundLink
No Rewards Program
Website: Book With GroundLink

Supershuttle-ExecuCar

SuperShuttle and ExecuCar are American based transportation companies. SuperShuttle has services in 72 cities across North America and 15 international cities. ExecuCar operates in the same North America cities as SuperShuttle while providing luxury service in 13 international cities. When booking services with either company, you will be given the option to earn airline miles.

Supershuttle-ExecuCar
Rewards Program:
Earn Rewards With:
  • 5 Airline Partners
Website:

Lyft

Lyft is a popular ridesharing company that operates in 640 cities in the United States and 9 cities in Canada. Rides can be requested through the Lyft app based on an address. Lyft offers several different types of rides which ranges from a Shared Ride to a Luxury Black XL with highly rated drivers. There's no rewards programs specific to Lyft but you can earn free rides through referrals and they consistently offer promotions through their app. You can sign up through The Point Calculator and save a few dollars off your next ride.

Lyft
No Rewards Program
Website: Lyft.com
Download the app from the iOS or Android store.
Booking rideshares is as easy as opening the app and entering your destination!

Uber

Uber is a multinational ridesharing company and is the largest in the world. They are available in 785 metropolitan areas across 63 countries. Rides can be request through the Uber App. Uber offers many different vehicle options in which some are specific to certain countries. The most basic (and most known) is the UberX. Uber does offer a loyalty program with the ability to earn status based on $1 spent with various services they offer. You can also earn Uber Cash using the Uber Visa Card or monthly credits toward Uber with the AMEX Platinum Card. You can sign up for Uber through The Point Calculator to save $5 off your next ride.

Uber
Rewards Program: Uber Rewards
Website: Uber.com
Download the app from the iOS or Android store.

Online Travel Agency Car Rentals

If you're not fond on booking directly, there are many online travel agencies that allow you to search availability of multiple car rental companies at once for a specific set of dates. This is a good route to take if you're not in love with a specific car rental company. Some online travel agencies also offer their own rewards program so that you can still earn rewards for your loyalty.

Note that each lists of car rental agencies available for the programs listed may not contain all rental car agencies.

Agoda / RentalCars.com

Agoda is an online travel agency that specializes in hotels, vacation rentals, flights, and airport transfers. They don't really dabble in car rentals, but they do offer a link on their page that throws you to RentalCars.com which falls under the same company of Booking Holdings Incorporated. RentalCars.com provides cars at over 60,000 locations worldwide and offers free cancellations on most bookings.

Agoda / RentalCars.com
No Rewards Program
Car Rental Agencies Available Include:
  • ACE Rent A Car
  • Advantage Rent-A-Car
  • Alamo Rent A Car
  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Dollar Rent A Car
  • Economy Rent A Car
  • Enterprise
  • Europcar
  • E-Z Rent A Car
  • FireFly Car Rental
  • Fox Rent a Car
  • Hertz
  • National Car Rental
  • Payless
  • Sixt
  • Thrifty Car Rental
  • U-Save
Website: Book Agoda.com / RentalCars.com

Booking.com

Booking.com is an online travel agency that allows you to book accommodations, flights, and car rentals. They offer car rentals from over 60,000 locations across 160 countries. Booking.com does not offer a rewards program, but those who sign up for an account will be able to unlock secret deals and book travel faster when signed in.

Booking.com
Rewards Program:
Car Rental Agencies Available Include:
  • Advantage Rent-A-Car
  • Alamo Rent A Car
  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Dollar Rent A Car
  • Economy Car Rental
  • Enterprise
  • Europcar
  • Fox Rent a Car
  • Hertz
  • National Car Rental
  • Payless
  • SIXT
  • Thrifty Car Rental
Website: Book With Booking.com

CarRentals.com

CarRentals.com is an online car rental booking portal that allows you to book car rentals with over 29,000 locations in 197 countries ranging from global to local brands. They do not offer a rewards program, but they do offer solid discounts across various rental companies.

CarRentals.com
No Rewards Program
Car Rental Agencies Available Include:
  • A-Plus
  • ACE Rent A Car
  • Advantage Rent-A-Car
  • Alamo Rent A Car
  • Allied
  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Dollar Rent A Car
  • Enterprise
  • Europcar
  • E-Z Rent A Car
  • Fox Rent a Car
  • Hertz
  • National Car Rental
  • Nü Car
  • Payless
  • Sixt
  • Thrifty Car Rental
  • U-Save
Website: Book With CarRentals.com

Expedia

Expedia is an online travel agency that allows you to book car rentals as well as hotels, travel packages, airfare, and more. Booking through Expedia will earn you Expedia Rewards Points per $1 spent which can be used towards just about anything you can book through their site including car rentals, flights, and vacation packages

Expedia
Rewards Program:
Expedia Rewards
Earn 2 Expedia Points Per $1 Spent
Car Rental Agencies Available Include:
  • ACE Rent A Car
  • Advantage Rent-A-Car
  • Alamo Rent A Car
  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Dollar Rent A Car
  • Economy Rent A Car
  • Enterprise
  • Europcar
  • Fox Rent a Car
  • Hertz
  • Midway Car Rental
  • National Car Rental
  • Nü Car
  • Payless
  • Routes Car Rental
  • Sixt
  • Thrifty Car Rental
  • U-Save
  • Silvercar
Website: Book With Expedia

EasyRentCars.com

EasyRentCars.com is an online car rental agency that allows you to book rent cars in over 200 countries, covering more than 100,000 locations. EasyRentCars offers their Globetrotter Rewards Club for those looking to earn points on every rental that can be redeemed for gifts, coupons, airline miles, and even cash.

EasyRentCars.com
Rewards Program: Globetrotter Rewards Club
Car Rental Agencies Available Include:
  • Aerodrive Car Rental
  • Alamo Rent A Car
  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Dollar Rent A Car
  • Enterprise
  • Europcar
  • FireFly Car Rental
  • Hertz
  • National Car Rental
  • Sixt
  • Thrifty Car Rental
  • Yesaway Car Rental
Website: Book With EasyRentCars.com
Sign Up & Save US$50 OFF. Enjoy US$30 off your first booking & get access to members-only sales and VIP experiences.

Kayak

Kayak.com is an online travel agency that is part of Booking.com. They allow you to book flights, hotels, car rentals, cruises, and vacation packages. They do not have a rewards program, but signing up for an account either through Booking.com or Kayak.com will grant you access to additional savings and deals as well as allow you to book travel faster.

Kayak
No Rewards Program
Car Rental Agencies Available Include:
  • Advantage Car Rental
  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Dollar Rent A Car
  • Enterprise
  • Europcar
  • Hertz
  • National Car Rental
  • Payless
  • Sixt
  • Thrifty Car Rental
Website: Book With Kayak.com
Kayak Car Rental
Book car rentals through Kayak.com.

Priceline

Priceline is an online travel agency that allows you to book rental cars as well as flights, hotels, vacation packages, experiences, and more. Booking through the Priceline Rewards Program will allow you to build points that you can apply towards future travel on Priceline.com.

Priceline
Rewards Program: Priceline Rewards
Available to Priceline Rewards Visa Cardholders
Car Rental Agencies Available Include:
  • ACE Rent A Car
  • Advantage Rent-A-Car
  • Alamo Rent A Car
  • Avis
  • AVR Van Rental
  • Budget
  • Dollar Rent A Car
  • Economy Rent A Car
  • Enterprise
  • Europcar
  • E-Z Rent A Car
  • FireFly
  • Fox Rent a Car
  • Hertz
  • Midway Car Rental
  • National Car Rental
  • Payless
  • Routes Car Rental
  • Sixt
  • Thrifty Car Rental
  • Silvercar
  • +More
Website: Book With Priceline

Other Booking Channels

There are plenty of other ways to book rental cars. Outside of the ways listed above include booking with your favorite airline, hotel, or bank rewards program. A list of popular rewards programs that allow you to book rental cars through their website directly are listed below. This is not a full list. If you have a favorite frequent flyer, hotel loyalty, or bank rewards program not listed, I recommend checking with your program to see if they have an option for renting cars.

It's also worth noting that some hotel rewards programs and airline frequent flyer programs allow you to earn points and miles by booking with special discount codes or by using special links. You can find your favorite car rental agency in our list of car rental and transit programs and click on it to learn more about earning rewards with their partners.

Other Booking Channels
Click on any of the programs to learn more about earning, redeeming, and transferring points/miles.
Hotel Loyalty Programs
Earn hotel reward point on your rentals
Marriott Hotels Book Rental With Marriott
Frequent Flyer Programs
Earn airline miles/points your rentals
American Airlines Book Rental With AA
Alaska Airlines Book Rental With Alaska
Allegiant Airlines Book Rental With Allegiant
Delta Airlines Book Rental With Delta
Frontier Airlines Book Rental With Frontier
Hawaiian Airlines Book Rental With Hawaiian
JetBlue Airways Book Rental With JetBlue
Southwest Airlines Book Rental With Southwest
Spirit Airlines Book Rental With Spirit
United Airlines Book Rental With United
Bank Rewards Programs
Earn with your bank rewards program. Portal marked with a (*) requires you to have a credit card with the program.
American Express Travel Portal Book Rental With AMEX
Bank of America Travel Center Book Rental With BOA
Chase Ultimate Rewards Travel Portal Book Rental With Chase*

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Page Last Updated: 2019-10-12

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