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As the capital of North Carolina, Raleigh has many historic sites to visit, and a host of free museums downtown that can keep you mesmerized for days. The city is also home to 11 universities and colleges, as well as a rich sports legacy that attracts fans from around the country.

In addition to great Carolina-style barbecue at The Pit, there’s also a growing scene of fun, elegant eateries and coffee shops popping up around town. Get in the driver’s seat of your Raleigh airport car rental to start your adventure.

Raleigh Favorites

No matter what tickles your fancy, there is probably a museum in Raleigh just for you. But hop in your Raleigh car rental to start with these thrillers.

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

When you want to be wowed by whole skeletons of dinosaurs and believable, life-size dioramas of past geologic eras, this free museum is the place to learn and explore.

Pullen Park

Get outside and enjoy that Southern sun at this 66-acre public park, where you can get active on the tennis court, spread out a picnic, or catch a show at the amphitheater.

Videri Chocolate Factory

Do you know how chocolate is made? See how Videri roasts cocoa beans and transforms them into delicious confections. Don’t forget to snack on the finished product.

Top hosts in Raleigh, NC

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David B. All-Star Host
453 trips Joined Apr 2016
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Recent reviews

Mr. David has everything set up perfectly from pick up to drop off. Car was great. I love driving different cars.
Saquienia - January 4, 2020
car was as described and fun to drive! love where it was parked, made it easy to pickup/return if traveling from the airport. i’d rent from david again!
Krisann - January 12, 2020
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Dustin C. All-Star Host
364 trips Joined Sep 2017
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Recent reviews

Renting with Dustin was an amazing experience! The clarity was very nice and clean and a great car to drive. Pick up and drop off was a breeze and honestly could not be any easier. I needed to extend my trip a few times and Dustin made it super easy to do. He is great with communicating and always answered any questions I had very quickly. Dustin was very nice and professional and I honestly can’t see renting with anyone else in the future. I would recommend to anyone needing to rent a car, to rent with Dustin, you’d so be happy you did!
Bathsheba - January 11, 2020
Dustin described the car as flawless, and I concur, but his service was flawless as well. Best deal on Turo in RTP. Period.
Scott - January 10, 2020
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Hit the road

North Carolina is dotted with charming small towns and bustling cities, plus has a magnificent coastline for cruising, so book your Raleigh car rental on Turo to zip between them.


Just a half hour away in your Raleigh car rental, Durham is Raleigh’s tranquil sister city that’s packed with great art, cuisine, and Civil War history — including reenactments.


This seaside town just two hours south in your Raleigh car rental delivers you the soft, sandy beaches of Cape Fear or Wrightsville, plus a dose of culture to keep you entertained at night.

Yadkin Valley

Even if you’re not won over by beautiful vineyards and tasty, specialized grapes, take your Raleigh car rental on the three-hour drive to this scenic valley for a show or breathtaking bike ride.

Average ratings in Raleigh (4.8 stars)

Honda Civic 2017
I would highly recommend Celeste to anyone trying to rent a car in Raleigh. Really had a 5 star experience, I’d give 6 if I could. Thank you Celeste, hope to do business with you again real soon!
Serge M. - February 17, 2019
Jaguar XK-Series 2001
Thomas and Deb are AMAZING to work with. They are super accommodating and very friendly. This trip was reserved very last minute... within an hour of pickup. While Deb handled most of the details, Thomas was also texting me all the way from Sweden to make sure everything was going well. Their cars are always super clean. The Jaguar runs and looks great. If you're looking to rent a sophisticated luxury sports car... this is it. I have also rented one of their Porsche's in the past as well.... This couple is my go to for car rentals in the Raleigh area.
Craig H. - April 29, 2019
Toyota Prius 2011
Great car rental! Car was clean and super fuel efficient! I would rent again if needed.
Shanti G. - October 15, 2018
Toyota Corolla 2011
Sahra was very flexible when I made modifications in my car rental . His car was clean, runs smoothly and was great on gas mileage. I would definitely rent from him again on my next trips to Raleigh.
Judith J. - January 3, 2019
Honda Clarity 2018
Renting with Dustin was an amazing experience! The clarity was very nice and clean and a great car to drive. Pick up and drop off was a breeze and honestly could not be any easier. I needed to extend my trip a few times and Dustin made it super easy to do. He is great with communicating and always answered any questions I had very quickly. Dustin was very nice and professional and I honestly can’t see renting with anyone else in the future. I would recommend to anyone needing to rent a car, to rent with Dustin, you’d so be happy you did!
Bathsheba E. - January 11, 2020
BMW 3 Series 2014
Cesar was a God send. My SUV that I took into the dealership ended up having more issues caused by the technicians at the dealership and I ended up needing a rental without much family in the area. Ceaser was so nice he met me at my job for the drop off and understood when I was 10mins late dropping the car back off due to me getting lost on the way with navigation. I will definitely rent from him again. He has the best customer service ever. Rent from him,trust me you will not be disappointed.🙂🙂🙂
Glori H. - January 16, 2020
Toyota Yaris 2010
By far the easiest car rental experience. Very pleasant and the car was perfect for our needs. Conveniently located
LaToya H. - May 21, 2019
Chevrolet Aveo 2010
Love Turo. Able to have a way to rent a car without all the extra fees attached with major rental places. Plus comfortable and punctual people
Brittany J. - August 13, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2018
Pretty much the ideal car rental experience, from start to finish. Al was super friendly and easy to coordinate with. The car was awesome. Brand new and a real treat to drive. I'll be renting from Al next time I'm in Raleigh!
Michael H. - January 18, 2019
Honda Accord 2013
As usual Mimi is the best to rent from. Communication has been awesome and she has been wonderful! Her cars are clean and she is a wonderful host. Would rent from her for all my needs.
Lynn/Stephen P. - December 24, 2019
Toyota Camry Hybrid 2007
All phases of the car rental went exactly as planned. First time renting thru Turo and I was pleasantly surprised by how easy everything went. Henry was great!
Craig K. - July 30, 2018
BMW 3 Series 2014
I choose Turo for a local business trip. Matt made my first experience with Turo a major success and a breeze. It was a very simple process and I can't see myself returning to the traditional car rental services.
Sparkyl P. - May 13, 2019
Pontiac Vibe 2009
This was literally the best car rental experience ever. Tech meets practical and makes renting from Ms Celeste a breeze. She also has multiple vehicles as well and the options makes for a stellar experience.
Christopher T. - April 24, 2019
Ford Mustang 2011
The car was ready on time and drove beautifully. I would recommend anytime you're looking to rent a car. Celeste is easy to work with and helped make our vacation a great time.
Chloe C. - November 30, 2018
Honda Civic Sedan 2019
This has been my best rental experience thus far. Mimi is definitely a great host and will continue to rent from her in the future.
Donnelle D. - December 20, 2019
Dodge Charger 2017
I had a great experience renting John's vehicle over the holiday. He made the pick up and return process extremely convenient. His Dodge Charger is an amazing ride...a perfect combination of power and comfort!!! I got so many compliments for random people that I want to make my next car purchase an exact duplicate. If you want to have fun on your next rental I highly suggest you rent from John. He is super cool and a great renter!!!
Mike T. - December 28, 2019
Ford Fiesta 2013
Mr. David has everything set up perfectly from pick up to drop off. Car was great. I love driving different cars.
Saquienia G. - January 4, 2020
Toyota Camry 2015
Great Rental Experience! Car was ready to go, clean, and had a full tank upon pickup! Its always great doing business with Celeste!
Mark W. - December 28, 2019
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2016
Dustin described the car as flawless, and I concur, but his service was flawless as well. Best deal on Turo in RTP. Period.
Scott L. - January 10, 2020
Chevrolet Impala 2009
They were awesome so easy and explained everything to me!!! I would recommend them to anyone who is looking to rent a car stop using airport car rentals!! Choose turn and choose keila
Timothy N. - January 3, 2019
Toyota Prius 2010
It was awesome experience! I drove like 430 miles to Philadelphia from Raleigh with just 1 full tank and that was the most lovable part of my trip. Excellent mileage!!! Its switches automatically from GAS to ELECTRIC power drive which saved hell lot of money on fuel. Coming to Ashu, owner of the car, he is wonderful guy, very flexible,convenient and funny. I was a bit late in returning the car like couple of hours, where i thought i had to pay for extra day, but Ashu sorted things smoothly and made me happy. I like his approach towards customers. His car looks clean and smells good. It was pleasant especially travelling with kids. I would definitely rent his car in future as it was most economical car i have ever rented when compared to market prices on Enterprise, Avis , Budget etc.
John M. - August 23, 2018
Scion xD 2010
Dustin takes great care with his vehicles and he is very flexible coordinating various schedules. Another awesome trip.
David J. - December 21, 2019
Porsche 911 2015
Great experience and the vehicle was as described. Truly enjoyed the opportunity to meet Hal and for his willingness to share his incredible car on this site. I rented his vehicle to determine if it would be a good Porsche to purchase used and without the access to his car would have made it impossible to know if this car would fit me @ 6’5” and be comfortable. Thanks Hal for sharing your 2015 Carrera S, it was a memorable experience!
Angelo C. - December 23, 2019
Chevrolet Sonic 2013
I absolutely love this car. Very easy pick up and drop off. Right by the airport. Johnathon was very was very accommodating when I needed to extend my trip by a few hours. Would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to book in this area.
Sandra B. - December 21, 2019
Kia Optima 2007
Steve was very responsive and flexible! The car is older but reliable and no issues at all. The Bluetooth system was very helpful for a roadtrip!
Lauren S. - January 2, 2020
Nissan Cube 2013
Dustin’s Cube was my favorite TURO rental to date. Well-maintained car, very clean, and amazing on gas. Dustin was a great Host that gave precise instructions, excellent customer service, and friendliness. If ever in Raleigh again, I would rent in a heartbeat.
Diona E. - December 9, 2019
FIAT 500 2013
car was as described and fun to drive! love where it was parked, made it easy to pickup/return if traveling from the airport. i’d rent from david again!
Krisann C. - January 12, 2020
Honda Civic 2014
Will was great and so was his car! Great on gas and stylish, our family definitely had a great time, and will rent again! It was such a hassle to try and got through a car rental company, who gave me the run around and wrong info, this was seamless and easy! Thanks Will and Turo!
Latasha W. - June 25, 2019
Honda Civic 2012
I took a 5-day trip with Fredrick’s car to OBX and everything was perfect. The car was clean, communication was quick and easy, and pickup and drop off was smooth. I’d highly recommend Fredrick to anyone looking to rent a car.
David L. - September 1, 2018
Honda Civic Sedan 2019
Mimi was excellent. She made the process so easy for me. I am team Mimi and would rent from her any day.
Carma H. - December 22, 2019
Acura ILX 2019
Mimi was incredibly kind, her car was impeccable, and the pick-up/drop-off went smoothly. I would definitely book Mimi’s car again!
James C. - December 22, 2019
Tesla Model 3 2018
1st time renting with Turo and it was wonderful!!! Tesla was nice, and clean!!! Owner is also very nice to work with!!!!
Shelby K. - December 22, 2019
Dodge Caliber 2009
Steve was wonderful to work with. Friendly and easy to talk with. We will rent from him again.
Linda D. - January 1, 2020
Honda Civic Sedan 2019
Mimi was very flexible and understanding with my delayed flight. The civic was brand new and very clean. I will for sure rent from Mimi again
Holly A. - December 23, 2019
FIAT 500 2013
Patrick continues to be the best Turo Host in NC!
Rajiv R. - December 22, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2014
Would definitely rent with Cesar again.
Deonta E. - December 30, 2019
Lexus IS 250 2012
Mimi was awesome, very kind and communicative. Car was perfect for needs.
Nick L. - December 28, 2019
Hyundai Sonata 2015
beautiful car nd rides amazing
Damien W. - December 20, 2019
Haymon Kossamak
Toyota Prius 2011
Neeraj was very flexible with pick up/drop off. Very understanding and the car’s gas mileage was great
Haymon Kossamak T. - December 26, 2019
Toyota Camry 2018
Maher was a great Host! Great communication, very professional, friendly, and his Camry was a great car! Good on gas, clean, and sporty!
Alesha W. - December 18, 2019
Toyota Camry Solara 2007
Ms. Abdulrahm was very pleasant and humble-spirited; easy to talk with. The car was very clean, driving was easy, enjoyable; I look forward to doing business w/them again.
Lossie S. - December 18, 2019
Chevrolet Spark 2014
Great experience, clean car. Got me to my destination without a problem. Will book again with Celeste in the future.
Latoya H. - December 24, 2019
Pontiac Vibe 2009
LOVED IT! Waiting to rent again
Tyrik B. - December 25, 2019
Tesla Model S 2014
Really fun car with an outstanding host
Glenn T. - December 28, 2019
Audi A3 2008
Great Car & Great Service as Always!
Alesha W. - January 2, 2020
Tesla Model 3 2018
Renting with Celeste was a breeze? We had to change our pick up time and she was flexible. Great pick up and drop off and a convenient location. Will definitely be renting from her again!
Daxton C. - January 5, 2020
Pontiac Vibe 2009
Awesome host. Made very simple pick up and drop off. Will definetly rent again.
Edward W. - December 29, 2019
Pontiac Vibe 2009
Great Car & Great Service As Always!
Alesha W. - January 2, 2020
Toyota Camry Solara 2007
Another awesome experience! I would definitely rent from them again.
Lynn/Stephen P. - January 8, 2020
Honda Civic 2014
Good clean car and great communication thanks again
Alex J. - January 13, 2020
Ford Fusion 2010
The process of getting and returning the car was very technical and not that convenient. Car is a good car and the owner wasn't a bad guy, his process is very automated for a car that's not priced so highly. Again good car and the owner isn't a jerk but accessing the car needs to be a lot more convenient and the park and ride it's stationed at is safe but the road to it isn't in a well lit area, plus it's out the way of anything unless you're going to and from the airport. This isn't a bad review.
Demecos M. - January 13, 2020
Dodge Charger 2017
John was awesome to work with. Responses were prompt and efficient. The car was immaculate and in great shape. Recommend this guy 100%.
Joseph G. - January 16, 2020
Nissan Cube 2013
This was my first time using TURO, and Dustin made me a believer in the entire process! His communication before picking the car up was thorough. The car was easy to locate and was a very sturdy ride all weekend. I found the process easier and much faster than a normal car rental company where you often times are stuck in a line for a while. Dustin’s Nissan CUBE was fun to drive in,and the price was excellent.
Beth B. - April 12, 2019
Toyota Prius 2015
I throughly enjoyed renting Roberts Prius! The car ran perfectly. Pickup and drop off were super easy. Robert responds quickly, and was very helpful! If I ever need to rent a car again in that area, I hope this one is available! :)
Amelia B. - August 29, 2018
Chevrolet Cruze 2014
Timika was on time and just as sweet as a person could be she definitely made us first time Turo users feel completely comfortable with using the Turo service - the car was clean and great on gas! I wouldn’t rent a car from any other place but Turo from now on (We will rent again from timika in the future) thank you Tom & Ashley
Thomas H. - September 18, 2018
Hyundai Elantra 2018
Joel made our last minute need to rent a car a total breeze! His Elantra is fun to drive, connects to your iPhone for easy connection, and was super clean and comfortable. Joel himself was so pleasant and easy to communicate with! Pick up and drop off were a breeze! Thanks, Joel!
Ariele C. - September 24, 2018
Hyundai Elantra 2018
Joel was so accommodating for our long road trip down the East Coast! Communication was top notch, the car was clean and so nice to drive. Pick up and drop off were easy and I’m extremely happy with my first Turo rental. We will be back to the Raleigh area and hope Joel’s car and hospitality are available next time!
Stefanie D. - January 2, 2019
Porsche 911 2010
This was one of my best experiences on Turo. From the flexibility of my arrival and departure times to the personal touches of the hosts, not to mention the awesome car, I was blown away. I will absolutely be renting this vehicle next time I’m in Raleigh, because these hosts made my trip so special. Thank you for an amazing weekend!
Tiago D. - June 16, 2019
Toyota Camry 2015
They are awesome very convenient and flexible with all of their cars I will recommend them to anyone in the Raleigh NC area who are looking for short term or long term rentals
Kadeem R. - July 4, 2019
Chevrolet Corvette 2018
Thanks out to Al for providing such a classic American-made sports car for a once in a lifetime rental experience. A ten day excursion visiting friends and family from Raleigh, North Carolina to Georgia, through Kentucky, into Tennessee, and back into Raleigh... what great memories between my 16 year old son and I. Al's 2018 Grand Sport Corvette was every part cool, classy, and a downright exceptional ride. Thanks again from Sean and Joe from Anchorage, Alaska.
Sean F. - July 27, 2019
Hyundai Veloster 2017
Celeste was very flexible with her rental. She is a professional and you can expect to be treated that way. They actually have a store front in Raleigh! The car was awesome. Clearly a head turner. Fun to drive and fuel efficient.
Greg M. - August 2, 2019
Kia Optima 2007
Absolutely no complaints! This car provides a smooth, quiet ride and has a great sound system as well. Also, Steve went out of his way to accommodate me when I needed to change the original rental period. I really appreciate the time and effort he took to assist with resolving my unexpected conflict. Great Host!
Steve M. - November 8, 2019
Hyundai Elantra 2013
Great trip and good experience. The pickup and drop-off was smooth and easy. The car handled great both with fuel efficiency, handling and power. It made a trip to the mountains and back without any problems. Tony and the car Made it a great first time using Turo. Would definitely rent again for a future trip
Jesper F. - October 20, 2019
Chevrolet Sonic 2012
Johnathan’s pickup location is super convenient from the airport and to and from Raleigh. He is friendly and helpful. This is my second time renting from him and it was easy and great yet again. Thanks!
Christina B. - November 8, 2019
Chevrolet Spark 2014
Another great rental with Celeste. Super easy process, great car and she is always accommodating with any adjustments. Thanks again!
Natasha B. - November 27, 2019
Nissan Versa 2010
Great setup with the lockbox for the pickup/return and the car just barely sips fuel which made the budget even better. Would rent again!
Yannis P. - November 9, 2019
Toyota Corolla Hatchback 2019
Always a pleasure doing business with Celeste!
Alesha W. - December 20, 2019
FIAT 500 2013
Small and perfect for city driving!
Sandra B. - December 31, 2019
Kia Soul 2014
Celeste was very nice and helpful in helping me figure everything out. Will recommend her to other people
Megan O. - December 24, 2019
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 2014
Vehicle is an absolutely beautiful vehicle! A true joy to drive! Jimin was excellent in his communication and was easy to work with.
Khalid A. - December 23, 2019
Dodge Caliber 2009
Great vehicle and Steve was very nice and easy to work with!!! 5 Stars ⭐️
Mike T. - December 23, 2019
Nissan Leaf 2013
Enjoyed driving this. Jarvis was super helpful and made things quite easy. Thanks
Will W. - December 22, 2019
Acura TL 2008
Bella has been an absolute light and blessing! She is an amazing host would recommend 15/10
Shawn D. - December 29, 2019
Lexus ES 350 2009
Jimin was awesome !! Everything about this experience was wonderful.. thanks for making this amazing
Ryan S. - December 27, 2019
Toyota Prius 2013
Thank you so much for being so fliexible.
Sandra B. - December 28, 2019
Porsche Boxster 2013
Absolutely top notch 👍💯 Thanks Jimin!
Dean J. - December 24, 2019
FIAT 500 2013
Patrick is Raleigh's best Turo Host.
Rajiv R. - December 12, 2019
Nissan Sentra 2012
Very flexible with Drop off. Great communication I highly recommend Neeraj!
Thedious S. - January 3, 2020
FIAT 500 2013
Patrick is always easy to work with thanks buddy
Harry M. - January 3, 2020
Nissan Versa 2015
Great first experience with Celeste and her vehicle. Great selection, i book again.
Yvo D. - December 26, 2019
Toyota Camry 2018
Great experience enjoyed every moment. 👍🏼
JERMAINE F. - January 13, 2020
Kia Optima 2007
Steve was awesome and so ahconmendating ! Thank you !
Tracey R. - January 4, 2020
Infiniti Q50 2017
Katy and her husband were great! very informative and flexible with returning. Will be booking again
Liyah F. - January 14, 2020
Toyota Prius 2013
Very nice, always available when I had a question, and flexible. Would definitely book from Neeraj again.
Sherrie J. - January 5, 2020
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 2014
This whole experience was so super awesome!!! Jimin is fantastic!
Andrew O. - January 5, 2020
Christopher Ethan
Mazda MX-5 Miata 2016
Very easy process, highly recommended
Christopher Ethan B. - January 7, 2020
Pontiac Vibe 2009
wouldnt book with anybody but celeste, always helpful
Deandre C. - January 6, 2020
Chevrolet Corvette 2018
Corvette was AMAZING, Al is a great host and easy going. Car was clean, smelled new and ran great! Highly recommend to anyone that is looking to rent a spectacular car at a great price!
Matthew P. - March 6, 2019
Infiniti Q50 2017
This is the perfect solution to renting a car! The owners, Katy & Rob, are AMAZING-so lovely and professional to talk with and incredibly flexible. When I’m back in Raleigh I’ll be sure to reach out to them again for another rental.
Fielding E. - October 19, 2018
Honda Accord 2007
Very nice family to work with. I forgot my credit card in the car and They posted to my home and did not take the postage money. I only rent cars from this family when I am in Raleigh.
Srinivasa K. - October 19, 2018

Best Raleigh driving roads

Tail of the Dragon

Also known as Deal’s Gap, this 11-mile section of US Route 129 is popular among drivers and bikers for its racetrack-like set of 318 curves with little to no elevation.

Hanging Rock

Take the deliciously windy NC-66 up to the Hanging Rock State Park to let your Raleigh car rental revel in the steep mountain ascent and hairpin turns.

Blue Ridge Parkway

This highway is the most famous road North Carolina for great reason. Rev up your Raleigh car rental to get blown away by the mountain ridges any time of year, but particularly in the fall.