Car rental alternatives in Philadelphia, PA

Keep it brotherly
in Philly

As the city where the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, Philadelphia is perhaps best-known as the birthplace of American democracy. But a visit to the City of Brotherly Love wouldn’t be complete without a peek at the Liberty Bell, a big bite out of a Philly Cheesesteak, and a run up the steps from the Rocky movies.

There’s even more to discover in this bustling city — and when you get your Philadelphia airport car rental alternative delivered, you won’t waste any time jumping in.

Philadelphia Favorites

From the historical to the gastronomical, Philadelphia is packed with activities for the curious visitor with

Reading Terminal Market

Started in 1892, this is the country’s oldest farmer’s market. It’s a hot spot for cheese lovers to find local artisan offerings, and is known for a mind-blowing pork sandwich.

Independence National Historic Park

Free to the public, this park includes famous historic monuments, like the Liberty Bell, Congress Hall, Franklin Court, and Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was signed.

Eastern State Penitentiary

This old prison-turned-museum is a favorite to tour for a look at the cell where Al Capone was once held, and for the audio tour that Steve Buscemi narrates.

Top hosts in Philadelphia, PA

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So much better than car rental companies
Frank - November 29, 2019
Brian was great—extremely fast response time. I’m unconvinced that Turo offers any improvements over Zipcar or a traditional car rental, however.
Paul - July 15, 2019
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Franz was a fantastic host. We could not have asked for a better experience. Pickup and drop off were a breeze, the car ran perfectly and Franz even went out of his way to accommodate an extra day for us. This is the best experience I’ve ever had with a car rental. I highly recommend Franz to anyone!
Elizabeth - December 1, 2019
Very quick communication, flexibility was amazing allowed me to extend my trip last minute.
Candice Renee - March 12, 2020
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Hit the road

Book a Philadelphia car rental alternative on Turo and experience a change of pace. Slow down in nature, or turn things up a notch and get even more city life.

Cape May

Cape May is the ultimate seaside beach town, and it’s only two hours away in your Philadelphia car rental alternative. Laze on the beach, stroll the town, and treat yourself to a seafood meal.

Pocono Mountains

Make the four-hour drive up to the mountains in your Philadelphia car rental alternative for a quiet getaway, or go into the wild to hike, bike, raft, or climb.

New York City

There’s nothing you can’t do in New York City, and whether you’re lured in by Broadway shows, great shopping, or impressive museums, it’s just a two-hour drive in your Philadelphia car rental.

Average ratings in Philadelphia (4.8 stars)

Frank
Hyundai Sonata 2011
So much better than car rental companies
Frank G. - November 29, 2019
Steve
Ford Fiesta 2013
car rental went smoothly. thanks!
Steve D. - June 10, 2019
Hameedah
Hyundai Sonata 2016
The best Turo car rental ever. Thanks James.
Hameedah T. - March 8, 2019
Maram
Ford Crown Victoria 2007
Great trip all around. Ali is my go to car rental.
Maram J. - October 20, 2019
Shane
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2016
Best person to rent a car from. Nicest guy
Shane M. - November 19, 2019
Sharon
Honda Insight 2010
Will definitely use this as my go to car rental.
Sharon K. - March 31, 2019
Allison
Nissan Versa Note 2016
The easiest car rental experience of my life!
Allison R. - June 30, 2019
De Janiera
Toyota Yaris 2008
This was my first time using turo and it was great! The exchange was almost effortless. I like this much better than the standard car rental companies. Robert is very communicative and easy to work with. Getting to drive a manual again was awesome!
De Janiera T. - November 25, 2018
Tiffany
Mazda 3 2016
I appreciate the convenience of allowing me to extend the car rental hours. Thanks!
Tiffany G. - November 20, 2019
Ian
Honda Accord 2017
Host was professional, personable and car was great. Might never use a traditional car rental company again!
Ian K. - November 20, 2019
Edward William
Toyota Prius 2009
Have used Michael’s car rental numerous times and have always been very satisfied.
Edward William B. - February 21, 2019
Skylar
Nissan Sentra 2011
Very convenient and punctual made my 20 hour trip to Philadelphia a lot easier than if I were to rent a car from a traditional service.
Skylar H. - November 13, 2018
Griffin
Ford Mustang 2015
Super clean car. Keon made it easy with pickup and drop off. If you need to rent a car in the area, definitely pick Keon’s.
Griffin B. - January 17, 2020
Darren
Toyota Corolla 2018
Working with Sarathy was a breeze! I would definitely rent a car from her again.
Darren C. - December 19, 2019
Monica
Honda Accord 2017
Why would anyone ever rent from a major car rental company. Ifhaam made pickup and return super easy and fast. Car ran great and was very clean.
Monica R. - December 17, 2019
Ismael
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 2015
Stephen is such an amazing host that I rented his car twice in the row. This is proof enough that renting with him is the one best options there is to rent in Philadelphia. Outstanding experience!!
Ismael K. - March 10, 2020
Adreyiania
Toyota Corolla 2015
I had a great host experience with Double. I will definitely rent a car from Double again.
Adreyiania T. - December 1, 2019
Timothy
Toyota Prius 2010
Mike is the man to rent a car from.Very helpful if needed.
Timothy L. - November 26, 2018
Kimberly
Honda Fit 2015
Great car rental. Clean, eco friendly and smooth ride! Lisa was very kind and punctual and good at communicating. Excellent experience.
Kimberly H. - October 29, 2018
Elder Daniel
Nissan Altima 2013
Mr. Hany is someone I definitely will be renting from again. Very well respected and helped alot. He gets a 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ from me. EXCELLENT CAR RENTAL!!!
Elder Daniel G. - September 9, 2019
Kristen
Nissan Versa 2014
Allen is really great and flexible with the car rental! Will definitely book with him again if I need to rent!
Kristen R. - April 13, 2019
Johanna
Nissan Sentra 2013
Good first experience with Ethan on Turo. I will definitely recommend him to friends and family for their car rental needs.
Johanna L. - May 21, 2019
Paul
Kia Soul 2012
Brian was great—extremely fast response time. I’m unconvinced that Turo offers any improvements over Zipcar or a traditional car rental, however.
Paul C. - July 15, 2019
Lamar
Toyota Corolla 2018
The best host Ive dealt with on any app. Have never dealt with a host that is so considerate & helpful throughout whole process. Best car to rent as well. Best overall service out there.
Lamar W. - February 29, 2020
Michael
Nissan Sentra 2012
Second rental from Double, great experience so far. Above other car-sharing services I've dealt with.
Michael R. - March 14, 2020
Megan
Nissan Altima 2012
By far the best car rental experience I’ve ever had! Amos could not have been more helpful, kind & flexible. The car drove beautifully and I had zero issues whatsoever! 10/10 would recommend.
Megan C. - February 10, 2019
Tony
Chevrolet Camaro 2018
This is my first time using the Turo app. Literally probably the best car rental person I ever had. I really recommend nat. So friendly and kind. Definitely going to rent from him again!
Tony S. - May 6, 2019
Elizabeth
Kia Forte 2011
Franz was a fantastic host. We could not have asked for a better experience. Pickup and drop off were a breeze, the car ran perfectly and Franz even went out of his way to accommodate an extra day for us. This is the best experience I’ve ever had with a car rental. I highly recommend Franz to anyone!
Elizabeth B. - December 1, 2019
Adreyiania
Kia Forte 2015
Thank you double I really enjoyed my trip. I will definitely rent out a car from you again!
Adreyiania T. - December 8, 2019
Brandon
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2011
Always a pleasure renting from John!! Great service and Great cars!!
Brandon E. - March 18, 2020
Natalie
Toyota Corolla iM 2018
I had a great experience renting with Michael, as usual. This car was so perfect for my trip. It is excellent on gas, drives very smoothly, and very user friendly. It is in great condition, very spacious inside and just as shown in the photos. I would definitely recommend this host.
Natalie G. - March 4, 2020
Christile
Chrysler 200 2015
Great host, would definitely rent again. Only thing I can say is it’s important that the cars are serviced for any needed work.
Christile H. - March 1, 2020
Alek
Ford Focus 2007
Very clean Ford Focus. It gets the job done. Same thing you’d expect from a normal rental car, except booking through Nycol will save you a TON of money.
Alek W. - March 8, 2020
Charles
BMW 3 Series 2017
A++++ Renter Beautiful clean cars. Highly Recommended!
Charles T. - February 27, 2020
joy
Chevrolet Impala 2018
Thanks for your service! I really enjoyed using your car to drive around town. It was really an amazing time out here on vacation. The car was in great condition, how the car drove was great, just my overall experience out here in Philadelphia was a great experience!! I would definitely be contacting Dennis to use one of his cars again on my next trip to Philadelphia. Great great service! Communication was great!
Joy E. - January 7, 2020
Shamar
Nissan Versa 2013
Amazing car, amazing rental process! Will continue to rent from Double!
Shamar C. - July 29, 2019
Mary
Nissan Altima 2015
Medical visits and personal. Excellent service convenient and the only way I will rent a car in the future.tommy deserves more than 5*****!
Mary S. - March 20, 2019
Stephanie
Chrysler 200 2015
Peter was very friendly, accommodating and kind! Would definitely rent a car from him again. Car was fun to drive and did well on gas
Stephanie T. - July 9, 2019
Lydia
Chevrolet Malibu 2011
Dameon was great to rent from. He is a very friendly laid back guy and was very flexible about the car rental. Pick up and drop off were a breeze. I would definitely rent this car again.
Lydia H. - December 17, 2018
Steve
Chevrolet Malibu 2011
Dameon was and is the best person to rent a car with Turo! Great communication, very flexible and a great price. This was the third time renting with Dameon, and I will continue to keep renting with him.
Steve S. - December 7, 2018
Hannah
Nissan Altima 2013
Thank you for letting me use your car, TIffany! Tiffany is amazingly flexible and understanding, and she is beyond helpful with Turo. The car rental was great and I found no issues at all! Her nissan was totally worth the money and allowed me to have a great day trip
Hannah L. - August 26, 2019
Bo
Audi S5 2014
Thank you very allowing me to rent your Audi! I do appreciate it especially since Hertz was all out of cars! I will definitely start using this app more now that I know how easy it to rent a car! Thanks again!
Bo F. - May 18, 2019
DAYON
Honda Civic 2017
This was the best thing that I could have done. I checked into Enterprise before this and was dissatisfied after I compared the two. For now on any time that I need to rent a car this is the route that I am going.
DAYON J. - June 18, 2019
frances
Toyota Camry 2015
This was a really great travel car. Hubby said we need to rent again.
Frances H. - March 16, 2020
Nebrasha
Toyota Camry 2010
Great car, runs great, and is very clean. The car is also very good on gas. Would definitely rent from Gevele again.
Nebrasha B. - March 13, 2020
Christopher M.
Mazda 3 2010
Always a pleasure dealing with Fabio. Great communication, nice car, great on gas
Christopher M. A. - March 17, 2020
Anna
BMW 5 Series 2016
Pick up and drop off was Easy, and Michael was great and on time! Fast car it was perfect for a night out. Sport mode definitely a good one for a BMW! Will rent soon
Anna F. - March 15, 2020
Shirelle
Toyota Corolla 2012
Patrick was amazing and very attentive! The car drove very smooth and was great on gas. Pickup and drop off was hassle-free and easy. Will definitely be renting from him again 😀
Shirelle P. - March 2, 2020
Jordan
Dodge Charger 2018
Great Host with a great car , if you are looking for a good car that turns heads and is fun to drive this is the one. Very accommodating and communication was great. I look forward to renting again and would recommend to everyone.
Jordan R. - March 2, 2020
Jason
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2018
Great experience. Michael was quick to respond, and understanding with my questions with the app and procedures of the pickup. The car was in great condition and drove extremely well. Will definitely rent again!
Jason G. - March 1, 2020
Dranreb
Audi S4 2012
My overall experience was great. I would recommend renting a car from David to a friend.
Dranreb B. - March 1, 2020
Ismael
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 2015
Stephen was an extraordinary host. Everything went super extra smooth. His car is amazing with every single option you can imagine a car to have. It’s literally like a plane on the road I can’t wait to rent his car again. Until next time Boss.
Ismael K. - March 2, 2020
Troy
Chrysler 200 2015
Peter may be the best host from my experience, a real cool dude and would recommend to rent from him.
Troy J. - February 25, 2020
Aaron
Volkswagen Golf 2017
Always a pleasure to rent from you and look forward to my next trip!
Aaron P. - March 21, 2020
April
Toyota Camry 2015
Catherine is truly the hostess with the mostess!!! Let me just brag a little about her if you will??? First thing is the smooth transaction in pick-up and drop off. This particular host accommodated three extensions of her vehicle, as well as dropping me off at the train station upon return of it. My business travel out of State was also stress-free with the use of the installed E-ZPASS! I really could go on and on, but will end by saying Catherine's persona is that of a professional caring nature. Her goal seems to be to get ya where you're going safely! Thanks a million for being Tutors best host!
April M. - March 5, 2020
Ali
Volkswagen GTI 2012
My favorite car to rent in on Turo! Continually maintained and kept in good condition. Cesar is an excellent host as well. Fully recommend.
Ali A. - March 6, 2020
Kiersty
Toyota Prius c 2016
Catherine is the best on Turo! I’ve used her card twice now. She is extremely communicative, accommodating and reliable. Could not recommend more.
Kiersty D. - February 27, 2020
Kelechi
Toyota Prius c 2016
Catherine is a great renter. Everything about my time with her car went smoothly. Thank you, Catherine.
Kelechi E. - February 27, 2020
Tamara
Acura TLX 2019
It is always a pleasure for me to tent from Harrison. His car is always clean and his communication is always on point. This makes my 3rd time renting and it won’t be my last 🤗
Tamara M. - March 1, 2020
Nakeemah
Chrysler 200 2016
Hany was great and when I return to Jersey Ill be sure to use his cars again.
Nakeemah M. - February 25, 2020
Doniel
Chevrolet Camaro 2019
Very down to earth guy... Cool car will definitely rent again!
Doniel N. - March 9, 2020
Dante
Honda Civic Hatch 2019
Good Rental And Very Nice And Clean And Smooth Ride
Dante M. - February 27, 2020
Ismael
BMW 3 Series 2013
It was such a great experience that I rented Angelos car twice two weekends in the row. I think that’s more than enough to show how amazing of a host he is.
Ismael K. - February 25, 2020
Kyleah
Toyota Camry 2010
The car had some issues but still ran good. I’ll have to try a different car next time.
Kyleah H. - February 26, 2020
Vanessa
Porsche Panamera 2011
Mark and his team were awesome. The car drove great! Will rent again.
Vanessa B. - March 8, 2020
Jen
Honda Accord Sedan 2019
Fraz was an awesome host! His hybrid car was like new, and so clean and quiet. He was incredibly flexible when my plans changed and accommodated a different pick up location and time. It was a great experience and I will definitely use his car again! He was very friendly and professional
Jen S. - February 27, 2020
Julius
Toyota Camry 2011
John was super easy and flexible and a great communicator. He will definitely take care of you and make your transition of getting your car a breeze. Would definitely recommend renting through John in the future
Julius W. - March 6, 2020
Ali
Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 2014
Car was great and we'll maintained. As usual, Michael was extremely efficient and proffessional with regards to pickup/drop off. Would definitely recommend and rent again.
Ali A. - March 25, 2020
Renie
Kia Forte 2010
We had such a great experience with our whole trip. Brian was amazing. He met us at the airport, was right on time and was super helpful. We were actually late coming back and he was super accommodating and made it easy for us. I know we could have messed up his whole plans since it was New Year’s eve but he didn’t even make it a fuss. I would definitely rent any time from him when we come into Philadelphia or New Jersey. The car was clean and neat and worked great for us and our family. Thank you so much.
Renie S. - January 2, 2020
Simone
Honda Insight 2013
Can't begin to describe Maha's flexibility upon pickup and return of the car at the Phil. Int. airport, as well as his straightforward and friendly communication. The car itself was great, unbeatable mileage thanks to the hybrid functionality and it drove well. Also very competitive price-wise. I certainly recommend Maha to anyone in the area and should I ever get the chance to fly back to Philadelphia, it's obvious who I'll rent a car from.
Simone C. - January 11, 2019
Ashtan
Audi A3 2015
Great Host , Great Communication & Fun Car !
Ashtan S. - March 16, 2020
Kevin
Tesla Model 3 2018
Great host , very communicative, helpful and polite. The car is simply amazing !
Kevin D. - March 16, 2020
Stephanie
Honda Accord Sedan 2019
It’s a very clean car runs very well and if I have to get a car again I will surely book this one
Stephanie P. - March 16, 2020
Olivia
Toyota Corolla 2020
The car was very spacious, especially for a compact vehicle! Michael was very easy to work with as I had last minute changes to my original reservation. Overall, the car was very well kept!
Olivia W. - March 16, 2020
Michael
Kia Forte 2015
Great first trip. Will do again.
Michael R. - March 13, 2020
Melissa
Toyota Prius c 2016
Renting from Catherine was an awesome experience and exactly what I needed to get some errands and meetings done around the city!
Melissa A. - March 12, 2020
Haziz
Chevrolet Malibu 2013
Pick up was super easy and car ran great!
Haziz N. - March 19, 2020
Fritzgy
BMW 5 Series 2016
Awesome experience definitely renting again! 🔥
Fritzgy J. - March 14, 2020
Rhys
Audi S5 2014
Michael always handles things with the utmost professionalism and is very prompt in dealing with any issues.
Rhys L. - March 17, 2020
Ruslan
Nissan Altima 2013
Good car! The owner is well done. Recommended for everybody.
Ruslan K. - March 19, 2020
Ushinna
Kia Forte 2015
Always a pleasure renting from this host
Ushinna F. - March 16, 2020
Jason
Porsche Panamera 2012
Fantastic experience and communication was awesome I will most definitely rent again thanks again.
Jason B. - March 18, 2020
Guy Désiré
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 2015
Stephen was really flexible with my trip. This is was my first time in Philadelphia and my flight from Boston was delayed 3times so I had to change my pickup time. The car is smooth and will help you get a good experience of Philadelphia. Will definitely reach back to him for my next trip in Philadelphia!!!
Guy Désiré M. - February 9, 2020
Trelania
Kia Forte 2015
Very nice car comfortable and clean
Trelania C. - March 1, 2020
Maynard
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2011
Again impeccable business experience with this renter.
Maynard P. - March 2, 2020
Casandra
Toyota Corolla 2015
Great trip. Look forward to booking again
Casandra T. - March 1, 2020
Sultan
Nissan Altima 2015
Have been renting from Hany for months...definitely will rent again
Sultan A. - March 2, 2020
Tiffany
Dodge Avenger 2014
Easy breezy and great communication! Thanks again Ethan. I'll be renting again soon.
Tiffany G. - February 28, 2020
marcellus
Honda Accord Sedan 2019
Great guy! Will definitely rent again. Thank you
Marcellus M. - March 2, 2020
Aliya
Honda Accord Sedan 2019
hands down the best rental service I’ve ever had. Being active duty military and coming trying to rush and get car was so stressful but they made it more than easy for my family and i. The car was very clean inside and out. Every time I’m in town i will definitely went from them. Thank you so much !
Aliya H. - February 12, 2020

Best Philadelphia driving roads

Route 611

Head north on this route in your Philadelphia car rental alternative to find clear roads that delight with twists and turns, and scenic views of the Delaware River.

Route 30 to Lancaster

Take this drive in your Philadelphia car rental alternative to appreciate the views of lush farmland, and the Amish and Menonnite communities along the way.

Kelly Drive to Chestnut Hill

Hop in your Philadelphia car rental alternative for this scenic drive that runs through Fairmount Park and parallel to the Schuylkill River, where you can see rowers in action.