Car rental alternatives in Cincinnati, OH

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in Cincinnati

Cincinnati exudes curiosity and continues to make a splash along the banks of the Ohio River. The Queen City of the West is known for its photo-worthy streets, famed BBQ and chili, and revitalized Over-the-Rhine neighborhood.

When you’re satisfied exploring the up-and-coming coffee bars, boho art cafes, mouth-watering restaurants, and microbreweries, take your Cincinnati rental car alternative out of town for even more fun and adventurous excursions.

Cincinnati favorites

Secretly bursting at the seams with rich local culture and a flourishing arts and brewery scene, Cincinnati’s trendy post-industrial vibe is capturing hearts everywhere.

Carew Tower

For eye-popping panoramic views of Queen City, the iconic Carew Tower looks over downtown Cincinnati with shops, restaurants, and an observation deck on the 49th story.

Findlay Market

Head toward Over-the-Rhine in your Cincinnati car rental alternative and enjoy a casual lunch, a scoop of Dojo Gelato, or a sip of craft beer after browsing the cute shops and stalls at Findlay Market.

King's Island

A short 25-minute drive from downtown Cincinnati, thrill-seekers will love spending a day at King’s Island. Ride the world’s longest wooden roller coaster and then try the inverted roller coaster, the Banshee.

Skip the rental car counter

Hit the road

Thanks to Cincinnati’s central location, it’s easy to visit neighboring urban areas or to explore the surrounding countryside, small towns, and abundant forests for a day trip or weekend getaway.

Yellow Springs

Spoil yourself with rocky river canyons, dense forests, and crystal clear creeks in John Bryan State Park or Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve, then refuel at the Clifton Mill, a classic American diner, just outside of Yellow Springs.

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park

Pack some snacks and head to the Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park in your Cincinnati car rental alternative. Rain or shine, gain some creative inspiration or simply enjoy a relaxing day trip away from Queen City.

Big Bone Lick State Park

A quick half-hour drive from Cincinnati brings you to the historic and quiet Big Bone Lick State Park, with plenty of wildlife, flora, and history. Take your time and observe the protected bison on a day trip or turn your stay into a camping weekend.

Average ratings in Cincinnati (4.9 stars)

Randall
Chevrolet Malibu 2015
Marius is the greatest to rent a car from!!!
Randall E. - May 12, 2019
Stanley
Toyota Prius v 2014
Excellent car. Great rental experience!
Stanley W. - April 5, 2018
Danielle
Ford Focus 2014
Brendon has gone above and beyond as a Turo host! I can not recommend booking his Ford Focus enough. Aside from the cleanliness of the vehicle and the easy going convince of booking and picking up the car, Brendon is quick to respond and accommodating when I requested an extension. On top of already being the smoothest pick up/rental/drop off I have ever had with Turo, he went above and beyond when I accidentally left my personal belongings in the car after drop off. His ease and support confirmed 10 times over that he was the right person to rent from. I can not recommend his service enough. Brandon, thank you for your assistance, patience and ensuring that Eric and I had the best experience in Cincinnati.
Danielle P. - July 6, 2019
Rosie
Honda Accord Hybrid 2017
This is my second time renting Michael’s Honda. The car is beautiful, clean, and comes with all the bells and whistles which my made 7+ hour road trip not only comfortable but enjoyable! Michael, just as he was last time I rented for him, was so incredibly accommodating and flexible. He made the whole process so easy. I highly recommend renting this car from Micheal! I’m sure I will be again in the future!
Rosie C. - August 21, 2019
Matthew
Tesla Model 3 2018
Not only did Aaron allow me to pick up the car a little bit closer to my initial destination but he was excellent through the whole entire process. He was super through with explaining all the wicked awesome features of the Tesla model 3! I WILL ONLY RENT A CAR FROM AARON FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE!.... unless I move to Australia or something crazy like that lol.
Matthew B. - July 8, 2019
Ray
Tesla Model 3 2018
Aaron was easy to deal with the car was amazing
Ray B. - August 20, 2019
Jason
Tesla Model 3 2018
Fantastic car, and Aaron was super great to interact with every step of the way. Expecting to be a repeat customer by renting one of his Model Xs in the near future.
Jason D. - September 9, 2019
Billy
Volkswagen Passat 2013
Great car truly an amazing experience will be renting soon again
Billy M. - August 29, 2019
Jessica
Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 2017
Rodney was a very great host. This car was very clean and very nice. I highly recommend this car for anyone going on a business trip. I will definitely book again thank you!
Jessica S. - August 27, 2019
Mel
Tesla Model 3 2018
Aaron was awesome to deal with. I rented his Tesla model 3 it was super fun to drive and autopilot was amazing:-) I would definitely rent from him again when I'm back in Cincinnati. Thanks buddy!
Mel H. - June 28, 2019
Matthew
Tesla Model 3 2018
50+ reviews for Aaron before my rental. He had quite a reputation to live up to. He rightfully so has so many great reviews. He was always prompt to respond to my messages and meet my rental time needs. I plan on renting his other cars in the coming months. His TM3 long range was so much fun and I can't wait to drive the performance. Thanks again Aaron!!
Matthew F. - July 22, 2019
Alex
BMW 6 Series 2015
Great guy great family love the car
Alex H. - August 25, 2019
Tamia
BMW M3 2011
Very great experience renting!
Tamia B. - August 25, 2019
Zachary
Tesla Model 3 2018
Aaron is a wonderful human being and the model 3 is a fantastic vehicle! Aaron helped me through the entire process and the tesla drove me 820 miles! It was a very pleasant experience and I definitely recommend anybody who would like to try out a Tesla, to rent from Aaron!
Zachary J. - September 4, 2019
Dillon
Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 2017
Great guy and amazing ride. Will definitely rent again.
Dillon B. - September 13, 2019
Jasmine
BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe 2015
So many good things to say , let’s just say top notch , and will be a returning customer . The best hands down!
Jasmine H. - August 31, 2019
David
Tesla Model 3 2019
Aaron is great to work with. The car was amazing and Aaron was very accommodating and was quick to respond. Made for a great weekend! :)
David S. - August 22, 2019
Robin
Ford Crown Victoria 2011
Great car and service it was amazing
Robin L. - September 16, 2019
Joe
Toyota Yaris 2013
This was a great way to rent a car, pick up & return was excellent. It was a pleasure to meet David who was very accommodating and very helpful. Great communication with him. Would not hesitate to rent through Turo in the future. Thanks for all your help David
Joe B. - July 26, 2018
Robert
Volkswagen Passat 2009
First time using this, everything was fine. The car has 160k plus miles on it and it shows but got us from point A to point B at half the price of the ridiculously priced rentals at CVG
Robert F. - July 30, 2019
Michael
BMW M3 2011
In town for business, wanted a nice ride to meet with customers. This car worked out really well, it was clean and well cared for, and was perfect for taking associates out for lunch and sales calls. It's a pretty sporty ride, so it was also fun after hours when I was on my own. Dealing with the owner was smooth and seamless. He went out of his way to get the car to me when I needed it, and worked with my schedule when I dropped it off. +1 would rent again.
Michael C. - August 15, 2019
Shanda
Volkswagen Passat 2009
Great guy and wonderful ride!
Shanda R. - August 26, 2019
Aaron
Ford Focus 2014
Brandon was a very good host. He was quick to respond to questions and very accommodating. A pleasure to work with.
Aaron B. - August 22, 2019
Jasmine
Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 2017
Everything was great , Rodney was awesome! Definitely will be returning!
Jasmine H. - August 27, 2019
Luke
Dodge Challenger 2016
Guevara is great fun to meet, amazing person. Thanks for sharing your vehicle, wonderful ride! I am looking forward to next time!
Luke H. - September 7, 2019
Bianca
Volkswagen Passat 2009
This was second time having Gabriel’s Passat. Very clean, good on gas and Gabriel is a very nice guy. I will look for his listing again when I need another vehicle. 10 ⭐️
Bianca L. - August 30, 2019
Sathya Dev
BMW 4 Series 2016
Mitch is a very soft spoken guy and was very prompt with communication. He was very flexible and accomodating. We loved interacting with him
Sathya Dev U. - September 3, 2019
Kelli
Tesla Model 3 2019
Absolutely amazing!!!! I’m glad I used this app. Matthew was an awesome host and his vehicle is equally AWESOME!!!!! Thanks you made my weekend more awesome. I look forward to the next time
Kelli L. - September 5, 2019
Prince
Toyota Prius v 2014
We had a first time trip to Cincinnati thanks to Jordana. Pick up and drop was convenient and on time. We really loved her car and were able to accomplish all our goals for this trip. Thank you so much and will love to rent again in the future!
Prince S. - October 9, 2018
Perry
Toyota Camry 2011
Our family made a week long trip to the greater Cincinnati area and Tom made our first experience with Turo amazing. Everything ran smooth, Tom himself was flexible and professional. We really appreciate that he let our family use his car. I would definitely rent from him again if we are ever back in the area.
Perry S. - June 10, 2018
Christopher Gabriel
Volkswagen Passat 2014
Edgar was amazing I rent from turo quite often. He was definitely the best so far my flight came in very late and he accommodated the flight. Very nice fellow. Super sweet car and drove like a dream. And it was great on gas. Thank you for a great stress free trip.
Christopher Gabriel H. - March 29, 2019
Andrey
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2018
Matthew was very flexible! Easy on communication. My flight was delayed like over 10 hours and he was able to work around with no issues and still were able to get the car for me. He provided phone charger, car outlet charge and umbrella for no extra charge. Umbrella helped a lot on away since there were raining. Pick up and drop off was VERY smooth. VW Golf is a much better car then like Nissan Centra or similar one. Definitely will rent it again if get around in Kentucky. Thank you man for your help on away. )
Andrey V. - June 23, 2019
Yahya
Ford Focus 2014
Brandon was amazing. Excellent communication and good car. Would definitely recommend and rent from again.
Yahya H. - June 25, 2019
Jacqueline
Volkswagen Passat 2009
Gabriel has an extremely nice and clean car. Great gas mileage. No mechanical issues at all. Will certainly rent again. Gabriel is extremely professional and courteous. If you need a car in the Cincinnati area Gabriel is highly recommended.
Jacqueline D. - May 13, 2019
Anthony
Dodge Challenger 2016
So accommodating and helpful. Guevara treated me like a friend. Car was amazing. I would rent just to take my picture in front of the Challenger!
Anthony C. - July 3, 2019
Kelly
Tesla Model 3 2018
It was an amazing experience. Easy, great communication, professional, clean amazing vehicle. Exceeded my expectations and will be using Aaron and his Tesla for my rental needs in the future.
Kelly L. - July 4, 2019
Andrew
Tesla Model 3 2018
This is my second time renting this car and it was even better than the last! Aaron is awesome and easy to work with. Thanks again!
Andrew M. - July 13, 2019
Andrew
Tesla Model 3 2018
The car was in perfect condition, would 100% rent from him again. Fantastic car, so worth the upgrade over standard range rear wheel drive.
Andrew L. - July 7, 2019
Tamika
Ford Focus 2014
Brandon is such a cool person. This was my first time using Turo and he walked me right through it. He made the experience so easy and laid back. I couldn’t believe how easy it was. I will definitely be renting from him again. His car has excellent speakers, the a.c was perfect and most important of all the car gets great gas mileage!
Tamika B. - July 11, 2019
Mary
Ford Crown Victoria 2011
The car drives really well and Gabriel is very friendly, had a great time on my trip!
Mary P. - July 20, 2019
Andrew
Tesla Model 3 2019
Great service! The car is a dream to drive. 2nd time renting with Aaron, he’s my go to guy for sure.
Andrew L. - August 6, 2019
Jami
Toyota Camry 2011
This was our first TURO experience and it was AMAZiNG! Wow! How great is it to be picked up curbside and given the keys to your car and then returning it curbside. The process was so fast and smooth. It was as simple as being handed the keys when we picked up the car and then handing BACK the keys when we returned the car! Tom was a great communicator and asked for our flight number so he could see if we were going to be on time and he told us to let him know when we had our suitcases and to let him know which pick up spot we were at and he was there! He waits at the cell phone lot until you call and say you've got suitcases in hand. Then, as soon as you walk to your designated spot, he's there! When we were going to be 25 minutes late to the airport, he was so flexible and we could not have been more please with Tom and his great service and TURO for this great alternative! Highly recommend renting from him! Thank you, Tom!
Jami S. - August 16, 2019
Matthew
Ford Mustang 2010
Simply put, Tom is the Man! He remained calm and patient despite our delay. The car was great and the top down cruises were a big hit with the kids. I will definitely use him again on the next trip to Cincinnati.
Matthew G. - June 21, 2018
Angela
Toyota Camry Hybrid 2018
Chris is an amazing Turo host and made my experience 100% better because of his customer care and follow up. The car is incredible, clean and used very little gas for my long weekend trip! Love the option of renting a hybrid for the same cost as a commercial rental place.
Angela L. - July 8, 2018
Alex
Toyota Camry 2011
Very easy pick up and a ride back to the airport for drop off was very convenient. Sean communicated well and was easy to work with.I will definitely use him again if I need a rental in the Cincinnati or Dayton area.
Alex L. - February 18, 2019
Mark
Tesla Model 3 2018
Great car and experience. Thanks Aaron. I bought one after being able to experience it through this rental.
Mark R. - April 15, 2019
Robert
Tesla Model 3 2018
Everything about this rental went above and beyond. It was an awesome experience. And I can only share superlatives about Aaron. He truly is a genuine guy and you should have zero doubts in your mind to rent from him. Thanks so much for a wonderful first-time experience renting through Turo. I will definitely be using this app for rentals in the future. Blows away the Hertz Dream Car collection pickup process. Thanks again, Aaron! If I could give you 10 stars I would!!
Robert K. - January 17, 2019
Emilyt
Honda Accord Hybrid 2017
Great Turo experience- excellent car and convenience. Michael was so accommodating and helpful, and very punctual. Michael will be our first call next time we go to Cincinnati.
Emilyt K. - April 29, 2019
Jeff
Toyota Camry 2011
This was my first experience with Turo. Tom was just fantastic! He exceeded my expectations! The car rode smoothly. The pick-up and return he made it so simple for us. The usual anxiety created by renting a car at the counter and time needed to do this was not even a part of this trip. Tom was punctual and a true gentlemen. I will definitely do this again. Thanks Tom.
Jeff B. - May 1, 2019
ANTHONY
Kia Forte 2017
This was my first experience with Turo and Marius made me a believer. Without him we would have been late to our flight and I would not have been able to get a rental because of the early drop off and yet there he was at 6am. Clean car, drove great, great price. Thanks!
ANTHONY E. - May 14, 2019
David
Tesla Model 3 2018
Aaron was in contact when needed, and very friendly to deal with. My First Turo rental went perfectly...thanks to Aaron!
David L. - June 2, 2019
Jody
Honda Accord Hybrid 2017
I have rented from Michael several times and he and his family are the absolute best. I won’t rent from anyone else while I’m In the area. The car is great, amazing mileage and convenience factors, such as Apple CarPlay. Many built in safety features. Fantastic Turo provider.
Jody R. - June 3, 2019
Kari
Volkswagen Passat 2009
I enjoyed renting this vehicle. Gabriel made the pick up and return process very easy. He is very friendly and has an efficient way of handling the process. He also confirmed every extension I requested promptly.
Kari S. - July 11, 2019
Gopee
Ford Focus 2014
Brandon is a cool person with a nice car. Very friendly nature. Made the whole process easy and clear. Looking forward to booking again. The car is nice and in good condition with good ac and music system.
Gopee R. - July 28, 2019
Erica
Honda Accord 2016
Chris was awesome and so easy to coordinate with! Car was spotless and well maintained. A joy to drive!
Erica C. - July 6, 2019
Gary
Kia Forte 2017
This was not my first experience renting through TURO. Marius was extremely responsive and great to rent from. His Kia Forte was spotless and a pleasure to drive. I would definitely rent from him again, great experience!
Gary F. - July 9, 2019
Cody
Tesla Model 3 2018
This is my second trip with Aaron now and I can honestly say if you book a Tesla from anyone else on this app you’ve made a mistake, he has went above and beyond on both trips and the entire experience has been nothing short of amazing
Cody L. - June 28, 2019
Geoffrey
Toyota Camry Hybrid 2018
Spectacular as usual. Chris is the best on TURO.
Geoffrey M. - June 29, 2019
Alex
Ford Focus 2011
Nice good mileage car and very reliable!
Alex W. - July 8, 2019
A.C.
Dodge Challenger 2016
Very good to rent from, very understanding and friendly. Will always rent from him when in town...
A.C. S. - July 14, 2019
Ernest
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2018
Beautiful car that was clean and ran perfect. Smooth transaction.
Ernest H. - August 9, 2019
Dammian
Dodge Challenger 2016
Excellent experience. Great car. Fun to drive.
Dammian S. - July 19, 2019
Lyall
Toyota Prius v 2014
Great experience renting Jordana's Prius, will rent again!
Lyall F. - July 16, 2019
Charles
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2011
Second time using Chris and the S550. I loved the car so much I bought it from him. Sorry guys
Charles R. - July 16, 2019
Michael
Tesla Model 3 2018
The car was great and so was Aaron, very friendly and easy to work with.
Michael R. - July 12, 2019
John
Toyota Camry Hybrid 2018
Chris was great - good communication and was flexible when we changed our return flight. Car was great - clean and well appointed. Would definitely use Chris again.
John S. - July 21, 2019
Seaven
Tesla Model 3 2019
Nice car. Matt was great with communication and flexible with change.
Seaven C. - August 19, 2019
Nikki
Honda Accord Hybrid 2017
Very nice and clean car!!!! Michael was great on communication. My overall experience with Michael was great I definitely recommend rental the car from him. Thank for making my family spring one we that we want for get!!!
Nikki D. - April 2, 2018
Gene
Honda Accord 2008
Great experience. Would choose again. Anand made the extra effort to work with me and my family during a 7 day trip to Cincinnati. Thank you.
Gene L. - May 15, 2018
Geoffrey
Toyota Camry Hybrid 2018
My first Turo experience and I am convinced Chris is the best there is. Excellent service. Top notch car. I will return in September and plan to rent from Chris again. I couldn’t be more pleased with my experience. Highly recommend.
Geoffrey M. - July 2, 2018
Jerry
Ford Mustang 2010
My son and I rented Tom’s convertible Mustang for our family reunion weekend in Cincinnati. I had never heard of Turo until my son mentioned it to me. So to find a new service like this, then to have the amazing experience we had with Tom and the service he provided, we’ll use Turo again and see Tom again upon our return to Cincy!
Jerry C. - June 24, 2018
Mina
Subaru Impreza 2016
Attended a conference in Cincinnati and was able to book Trevor’s car in no time. He was very punctual with replying to the booking request as well offering a very capable and well maintained vehicle. He was very kind and very friendly offering us tips of places to visit around town. Overall amazing experience and very highly recommended!
Mina M. - July 15, 2018
Kari
Tesla Model S 2013
Brandon and his car are top notch! This was my first rental and things couldn’t have gone better. Way easier than renting a car from a traditional rental place. Way more flexible and affordable too. Brandon was easy to work with and his car is amazing. So much fun to drive. I highly recommend renting from him - you won’t regret it!!
Kari M. - July 17, 2018
NORI
Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 2013
Despite slight miscommunication in the beginning, Marquett was very responsive during my rental period and kind enough to accommodated my early return. His car was efficient and quiet (hybrid). Just what I needed. I would rent from Marquett again!
NORI S. - July 30, 2018
Tia
Honda Accord 2016
Car was great and Chris was amazing to work with! Will definitely use again if I go back to the Cincinnati area!
Tia C. - August 19, 2018
Casey
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2011
This was my first rental on Turo. Great car, very convenient location and the communication was great. Solid experience and I plan on using Turo more often while traveling.
Casey B. - September 5, 2018
Tim
Nissan Altima 2013
Very good rental experience. Vamshi was very flexible with pick-up location. Car was clean. Would rent again.
Tim K. - September 8, 2018
Staci
Nissan Altima 2015
This was my first time renting a car in this fashion and it was so convenient. I bypassed having to ride a trolly over to the rental car companies and used this service instead... the pickup and return was right outside baggage claim/departures. So much easier traveling with children, strollers, bags ect! Marius was great! On time for both pickup and return (even a 5am return time!) Super appreciated the flexibility when my initial flight was delayed. Cannot say enough great things about my experience, ease, and Marius. All wonderful and will absolutely rent again in the future.
Staci R. - October 31, 2018
Nathaniel
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2014
Great car for getting some errands done on the weekend. Zack was a great host and made the deal worth it. I would rent it again.
Nathaniel L. - October 14, 2018
Patrick
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2014
Zack was awesome to deal with. Right on time with drop off and pickup. Car was very clean and drove perfectly. Would 100% rent from zack again!
Patrick F. - October 21, 2018
Charles
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2011
Chris was a awesome host. He was able to change trip dates at the last minute to accommodate my needs. All I can say about the car is that it’s a head turner. You want be disappointed!!!
Charles R. - March 25, 2019
Brad
Toyota Prius 2013
This was my 1st Turo rental. Car was perfect for getting around town, great gas mileage. There was a delay in the initial delivery, but Gabriel stayed in communication and worked with me to get the car to me. Otherwise, for the price it was a great car and experience.
Brad B. - March 21, 2019
Brandon
Honda Accord Hybrid 2017
I’m a huge fan of Michael,...always my first choice when I’m in Cincinnati!
Brandon C. - April 1, 2019
Pete
Chevrolet Malibu 2015
First time using Turo and Marius made it go very smooth! The first car i booked from someone else canceled on the same day and he came through with less than 6 hours until the time i needed a car. Will definitely rent from him again if I’m in the area.
Pete L. - April 17, 2019
Premsai
Chevrolet Malibu 2015
Had a nice rental experience with Marius, Definitely looking forward to rent again when am here next time. He is very friendly, nice car, on time, easy pickup & dropoff. He is very flexible with the timings
Premsai A. - March 18, 2019
Adam
Tesla Model S 2013
Great car and process. Brandon is a pro! Couldn’t have made it any easier. Much easier than even the local rental shops!
Adam M. - October 2, 2018
Marc-Kender
Ford Focus 2014
Brandon was very accommodating and I enjoyed his car. He went above and beyond to exceed my expectations. I will recommend Brandon to anybody in the area looking for a reliable car. I will definitely rent his car again in the future!
Marc-Kender C. - June 20, 2019
Star
Mazda 3 2017
Angela and her Mazda is the only way to get around CVG!
Star S. - June 24, 2019
Andrew
Tesla Model 3 2018
Aaron was extremely accommodating and the car was amazing. Would definitely rent again!
Andrew M. - April 22, 2019
Hassan
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2018
I enjoyed my trip. Clean car. Amazing host. I will definitely recommend and I will definitely choose him again.
Hassan Y. - May 15, 2019

Best Cincinnati driving roads

Cliff Road

Drive along Cliff Road and stop at William Henry Harrison Memorial for a slice of history, then continue to Shawnee Lookout for sweeping views of the Ohio River.

River Road Loop

Start downtown and hop in your Cincinnati car rental alternative toward River Road. Drive to the Anderson Ferry and take it across the river while enjoying the dreamy views of the west and north side of Kentucky.

Ohio River Scenic Byway

The 1,000-mile drive from Ohio River Scenic Byway from Cincinnati to Louisville boasts impressive views of the Appalachian Mountains with the most charming rural towns along the way.