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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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Johnathon J. All-Star Host
185 trips Joined Mar 2016
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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 - November 8, 2019
They say third times the charm, my first ride canceled literally 5 mins before I was supposed to get it the second one was canceled because the car had mechanical issues but FINALLY I found Johnathan! Though I had to travel 30 mins away it was worth it, I will definitely be renting with him again in the near future. I’m new to NC so this was a good way to learn the roads and stuff. I was also able to get to my orientation without spending tons on Uber lol thanks Johnathan.
Tashera - November 12, 2019
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David B. All-Star Host
401 trips Joined Apr 2016
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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 - November 9, 2019
David was a really great host! Every aspect of this rental went very smoothly. I look forward to renting from him again!
Matt - October 23, 2019
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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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
Toyota Prius 2011
A great person to communicate with and reserve one of his cars!
Freda H. - November 2, 2019
Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 2008
Octavio did a fantastic job of adjusting logistics by the minute for the crucial getaway car for our wedding. Fantastic experience and will certainly rent again… Soon!
Jonathan W. - October 29, 2019
Hyundai Elantra 2013
Tony was very accommodating and his car was nice and clean and very economical. He lives literally around the corner from me so this was truly a Blessing! I will be renting from him again.
Chloe B. - October 29, 2019
Chrysler 300 2013
The Whole process was easy and convenient. This process made my trip go smooth. And nick was great! Great communication. Car is beautiful and super clean.
Michelle B. - October 30, 2019
Toyota Prius 2018
Jennifer communicated and proceded with the rental in a professional matter! She was able to work with me on short notice and her vehicle performed extremely well!!!
Kennedy M. - October 27, 2019
Chevrolet Spark 2015
David was a really great host! Every aspect of this rental went very smoothly. I look forward to renting from him again!
Matt O. - October 23, 2019
Kia Rio 2013
They say third times the charm, my first ride canceled literally 5 mins before I was supposed to get it the second one was canceled because the car had mechanical issues but FINALLY I found Johnathan! Though I had to travel 30 mins away it was worth it, I will definitely be renting with him again in the near future. I’m new to NC so this was a good way to learn the roads and stuff. I was also able to get to my orientation without spending tons on Uber lol thanks Johnathan.
Tashera G. - November 12, 2019
Chevrolet Sonic 2012
Johnathan was an excellent host. He went above and beyond and made sure I was well taken care of during my trip. He was very responsive to any of my concerns during the trip. I will definitely book my next trip with Johnathan in the future. He is outstanding!!!!
Cierra M. - November 2, 2019
Tesla Model S 2014
I rented my gf’s dream car for her bday as a surprise so we could enjoy it while we were out for birthday festivities all day. She was absolutely floored and we had a great day!! Jennifer was great!! Our experience couldn’t have been any better!!
Houston H. - November 10, 2019
Dodge Charger 2014
Celeste is the best!!! The car was ready to go when I got there. They are very punctual
Christine S. - November 5, 2019
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 2014
I enjoyed the ride. The trip was set & he was there on time. No cancellations, no delays, he knows how to do business. I’ll rent from him again soon.
Tyler M. - November 11, 2019
Kia Soul 2014
Great car! Always a pleasure renting from Celeste.
Steve M. - November 9, 2019
Chevrolet Spark 2014
Celeste is great. Picking up and dropping the car was very easy. Would definitely rent from her again.
Aaron S. - November 10, 2019
Audi A3 2019
Enjoyed the process and the car from start to end. will definitely rent car from her again. Thanks Mimi.
Behrang B. - November 17, 2019
Tesla Model 3 2018
Celeste was fantastic to deal with. Just a super nice person. I definitely plan to rent again from her in the future. The Tesla was PERFECT, such an amazing (and SAFE) experience.
Mike R. - November 21, 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
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
Tesla Model S 2015
Justin was great to work with! He met us and showed us around the car, walking us through all of the features of his Tesla (there are a lot!). The car itself was great to drive for our road trip and we never had anxiety about running out of power. We needed to extend our trip overnight and Turo made this easy and Justin quickly responded and we were all set. On our next trip to Raleigh, we’ll be looking for Justin and his Tesla again!
Michael J. - September 3, 2019
Nissan Cube 2013
This was my first time using Turo and I wasn't sure what to expect but Dustin made it one of the best experiences I've had using a rental service. He answered every question I had and helped me understand the app better. He takes good care of his vehicles. The vehicle I rented was super clean and it was a nice smooth ride all the way to and from the mountains! Loved how much room it had and the visibility when looking out the windows! Dustin is an awesome guy to work with so if you ever need a ride I highly recommend renting from him! He's definitely got my business if I need to rent a vehicle again!
Dustin G. - September 16, 2019
Volkswagen Passat 2012
Jason is an excellent Host and is always great to work with! He is always friendly, professional, courteous, and always has his car very tidy and neat! Love doing business with him as usual!
Alesha W. - October 25, 2019
FIAT 500 2013
Fun ride!! Patrick was great to communicate with!! I will definitely rent again!
ABRA M. - October 29, 2019
Toyota Prius 2018
Jennifer was fabulous to work with & very accommodating. The car was nice & clean. Thanks!
Meredith T. - October 25, 2019
Ford Mustang 2015
The trip was a success and the vehicle is in very crisp and clean condition. Enjoyed every bit of it. Highly recommended!
Manpreet A. - October 22, 2019
Dodge Charger 2014
Rented this charger for my friends birthday I took her out she enjoyed it this rice ! Smooth riding nice radio ! Will definitely rent again
Jasmine N. - October 28, 2019
Nissan Versa 2010
I had rented another versa from them and needed to extend but it had been rented already, They were so great about setting me up with another one they had! So everything worked out perfectly!! They always responded anytime i had a question and were great about getting back to me as quickly as possible!! Will definitely be renting from them again!!
Katherine R. - October 31, 2019
Nissan Versa Note 2015
Great host!! Look forward to renting from them again!!!!
Katherine R. - October 31, 2019
Toyota Prius 2012
Nice little car. All went smoothly.
Rett S. - October 31, 2019
Hyundai Elantra 2013
Such a cool guy! The car was clean, good on mileage, and I was super happy jamming to my music on the road! Thank you Tony!
Neel R. - October 23, 2019
Toyota Prius 2012
Was super nice and professional! Vehicle was is great condition. Will be renting from him again! Thanks Neeraj!
Aaron M. - October 23, 2019
Tesla Model S 2014
Jennifer was an amazing host! Not only was she thorough with explaining the ins and outs of the car, she made the entire process comfortable and personable. Jennifer has an outstanding vehicle that was a joy to drive!
Jessica C. - October 27, 2019
Chrysler 300 2013
Everything was super smooth! Great host , great car.. highly recommended
Jimmy R. - November 13, 2019
Scion xB 2014
Ahmads car was perfect and he was very flexible. Thanks again
Natasha B. - November 7, 2019
Porsche Boxster 2013
The Porsche was in great shape and a joy to drive! Jimin was extremely helpful. Picking up and dropping off the car was a breeze.
Ben B. - November 7, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2014
Cesar was the most understanding and patient host yet. A two day trip turned into a month, and he was patient and gracious the entire time. Grateful for hosts like these.
Shawn D. - November 8, 2019
Hyundai Elantra 2013
Tony was great!! Great communication and answered my questions!! Will be renting from him again!
Erica C. - November 9, 2019
Chrysler 300 2012
Always easy, convenient, and pleasurable. Johnathon is always my first choice for renting when I come back home. Highly recommend.
LaToya C. - October 31, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2014
Great car great person can’t wait to do it again!!
Xavier M. - November 11, 2019
Toyota Prius 2010
Wonderful car and host! Couldn’t ask for a better experience or recommend more highly.
Nickunj A. - November 17, 2019
Honda Accord 2013
Really nice and understanding great car and lovely time
Billy P. - November 17, 2019
Dodge Caliber 2009
Very friendly guy. Great vehicle for my first trip, would recommend
Shaaf M. - November 18, 2019
Alfred Perry
Hyundai Sonata 2016
Bailey is top notch. His Sonata is impeccable, stylish and an all around joy to rent. Will repeat and recommend.
Alfred Perry E. - November 18, 2019
Pontiac Vibe 2009
It was a very easy pickup and drop off process. I had no problems with the car. I’m glad I decided to go with this car.
Jelonda A. - November 11, 2019
Toyota Avalon 2006
I loved being able to use turo is a good car rental please just hate the put deposit it make it way more harder that we some people cant afford 200 pluse car for day its hard out here but people still need help to get and that cant afford deposit i think it should be change back how it was no deposit try help people out
Shanda C. - June 16, 2018
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
Chevrolet Corvette 2018
This car is AMAZING!!! And the host, Al, is about the best you could hope for! First time ever renting through Turo and was so impressed at the level of professionalism and ease! If ever in the Raleigh NC area again would not hesitate to rent this car again from Al! Thank you for everything!!
Jenny D. - May 27, 2019
Ford Mustang 2014
This is the second time I've rented a car from David and could not be happier. Was hoping to get the same BMW as last time but it wasn't available, ended up picking his Mustang. What a ride! I would never have paid to get a car like this from Hertz, would have cost a fortune. This was a great deal on a fun car. It was clean, ready and waiting for me. I like how he does his cars remotely so I can pick it up quick and not have to wait around to meet someone or have an unwanted long conversation after a long flight. ( Self admitted non-people person ) I just snap a few pics, get in and go. He sends friendly reminders which is nice because I would have been late returning it otherwise.
Lyle T. - June 13, 2019
Mazda MX-5 Miata 2011
Always a blast renting one of these fun cars!!
Adrian D. - September 28, 2019
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 2014
Great guy to deal with. Very nice car and would definitely rent it again
Brandon C. - October 8, 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
Mazda MX-5 Miata 2016
Great clean fun car. Jimin is top notch and accepted our rental even though it was extremely short notice. We will use him again when we come back to raleigh.
Cody W. - June 24, 2019
Toyota Prius 2018
The Best Rental I’ve had on Turo! Very Very Nice
Carlyle W. - September 20, 2019
Nissan Altima 2019
First and foremost I would like to thank Jennifer for her rapid communication an ability to work with my last-minute schedule. Secondly the trip was very good the car is very clean ready to drive I enjoyed everything about this experience I will be sure to rent from them again and I suggest you do the same. I suggest getting the unlimited miles so you don't have to worry how going over your mileage.. I wish more host on turo would have this feature because it is a no brainer, thank you so much and I will be back to rent from you again
Qushati H. - September 15, 2019
Scion tC 2008
Celeste was awesome! She contacted me several times during the process and the trip. Very clean and well-maintained vehicle that fit my budget. Perfect for a couple or an individual. I was 20 minutes late in return and not a problem at all! Would definitely rent from again and recommend.
Lee J. - September 23, 2019
Tesla Model 3 2018
Celeste is amazing to work with. Super nice. Helpful. Friendly. Thank you Celeste for making this Turo rental of the amazing Tesla fantastic. The Tesla is an amazing car and very nice. I highly recommend any Turo rental Celeste ever offers.
Vic G. - October 14, 2019
Acura TL 2008
I enjoyed Bella she was awesome
Sheree B. - October 27, 2019
Honda Civic 2014
Will was awesome 👏🏾.. I definitely recommend him !
Ryan S. - October 28, 2019
Hyundai Accent 2013
Quick at response and flexible
Ryan R. - October 26, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2014
Matt was very cool made the experience really good.
Courtney T. - October 28, 2019
Tesla Model 3 2018
Great Turo owner! Tesla was amazing.. will always book with
YoungLion W. - October 27, 2019
Polaris Slingshot 2015
Had a great time with my daughter in the SLINGSHOT Africa daddy/daughter weekend. Highly recommend Ruben and his SLINGSHOT!
Jonathan S. - October 22, 2019
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 2014
Rockstar host and an amazing ride. Will request again. Super flexible and great communication.
Mitchel G. - October 27, 2019
Acura TL 2008
Bella was professional. She made pickup and drop off a breeze.
Anita F. - November 3, 2019
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 2014
Jimin was great! Very thorough with his rules and flexible with dates!
Alanna H. - October 30, 2019
Kia Optima 2007
Steve was an amazing host. His communication was great and he was very flexible and accommodating. I'd definitely choose Steve again. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
DeReco H. - October 30, 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
Hyundai Veloster 2017
Celeste was a excellent a Host! Always a pleasure doing business with her!!
Alesha W. - October 22, 2019
Chrysler 300 2013
Amazing host, had no problems with the vehicle. He was great communicating. Will definitely book again with him in the future!
Fatimeh A. - November 11, 2019

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.