Car rental alternatives in New Orleans, LA

Good times roll
in New Orleans

New Orleans is a city where you’re meant to have fun, so roll up your sleeves and dive in. While you can start with the French Quarter, the endless fun, parades, great food, and incredible music are available in every neighborhood.

From second lines and food halls to museums and cemeteries, there are worlds within worlds to explore. Get your New Orleans airport car rental alternative delivered so you can spin around all parts of town and catch it all.

New Orleans Favorites

Each neighborhood in New Orleans has something special to offer, but don’t pass up these great spots to soak up some of that New Orleans culture.

Backstreet Cultural Museum

Located in Treme in an old funeral home, this is the place to learn about jazz funerals and the history of the Mardi Gras Indians, plus get an up-close look at their intricate, hand-sewn costumes.


This hip neighborhood is home to Frenchmen Street, where you can always find a good live show, and it’s also worth a mention that big-name singer Solange Knowles owns a house here too.

City Park

Covering over 1,300 acres, you’re bound to find something happening in City Park — from New Orleans Jazz Fest to a carousel ride, or just a stroll through the Besthoff Sculpture Garden.

Top hosts in New Orleans, LA

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Ken is amazing! Very professional, punctual and kept a constant line of communication throughout the entire process. The car is absolutely beautiful and is in great condition. I will definitely remain a loyal customer. Thanks again Ken!
Arjia - April 30, 2019
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Hit the road

There’s more to explore just outside New Orleans, so book your New Orleans car rental alternative on Turo to continue your eating tour or get a healthy dose of history.


This is the heart of Cajun Country, so point your New Orleans car rental alternative about 3 hours west and to find the best boudin, cracklin, smoked meat, and gumbo you can handle.

Avery Island

For fans of hot sauce, a visit to this island where Tobasco is produced will not disappoint. Take a tour, learn a few new tricks in a cooking class, and explore the Jungle Garden.

Whitney Plantation

Just an hour west in your New Orleans car rental alternative, visit the only plantation in Louisiana that focuses on and offers memorials to the lives and experiences of enslaved people.

Average ratings in New Orleans (4.8 stars)

FIAT 500 2016
The best car to road trip around New Orleans. Everyting was easy. thank you
Kinga P. - January 15, 2019
Volkswagen Passat 2017
Really enjoyed having Jay’s car in New Orleans. Fantastic communication and super easy pick up and drop off. Will absolutely rent from Jay again when we’re back in New Orleans!
Jen G. - February 9, 2019
Honda Civic 2009
The car made my friend’s trip to New Orleans much fun. I would definitely rent from him again.
Isaac M. - March 29, 2019
Honda Insight 2010
Chris is great to rent from! I recommend his fleet to everyone in New Orleans!
Jewel E. - April 5, 2018
Scion iQ 2013
Awesome and easy to book! Car was perfect for getting around traffic filled New Orleans!
Thamar S. - April 25, 2018
Chrysler 300 2013
All around great experience. Very lucky to have Vashti for my trip to New Orleans!
Isaac S. - August 19, 2018
Chevrolet Cruze 2017
Christian killed it again.......he's my go to guy in New Orleans. 👍
Anthony A. - April 9, 2019
Tesla Model 3 2018
What a fun way to spend a day! We loved spending the day driving around New Orleans in Kerrie’s car. It’s a very special experience—highly recommend it!
Andrew S. - September 11, 2019
FIAT 500 2016
Highly recommended! I will choose Erin again next time I'm in New Orleans.
Tamás K. - February 24, 2019
Chevrolet Camaro 2017
Entire experience was smooth and made my stay in New Orleans that much better! Amazing car and renter!
Blake F. - September 7, 2018
Kia Rio 2014
JoAnna was super flexible as my flight into New Orleans was delayed 9 hours. The car was great!
Alex G. - April 16, 2019
Nissan Versa 2014
Daniel has thought through the car rental process and provided a clean and convenient experience for me even doing a little more than expected. He will be my first stop next time I'm in New Orleans.
Roman J. - July 13, 2018
FIAT 500 2016
It was very easy and cool to rent Erin’s 500 for a visit of the New Orleans surroundings!
Adrien L. - April 24, 2018
Audi S5 2018
Smooth transaction great clean car will be my first choice next time I am no New Orleans
Eddie S. - August 19, 2018
Nissan Versa 2014
We had a great time taking day trips around New Orleans and it was easier than we thought!
Evelyn R. - October 26, 2018
Toyota Prius c 2014
Christopher was easy to work with, the Prius was wonderful, and I'll contact him again for my New Orleans visits.
Deborah B. - August 20, 2018
Toyota Prius c 2012
Thank you, Nasser for making my trip delightful! Hope I get to rent your car weekly from Jan when I am in New Orleans every week.
Adrian N. - January 1, 2019
Honda Civic 2009
Thank you so much Daniel! Your car made our trip to New Orleans extra special this time around. Will most definitely be using your car again !
Simón G. - March 18, 2019
Chrysler 200 2015
This is the 3rd time 2nd car that ive rented from Christian. Every thing is a breeze when renting from him. Go to choice here in New Orleans.
Jason P. - April 27, 2019
BMW 5 Series 2013
Definitely completed my trip while visiting New Orleans. I'll definitely be a returning as i had a great experience. Great business man. Impeccable vehicle.
Cory W. - November 1, 2018
FIAT 500 2016
Erin’s fiat is a great little car and amazing on gas, it was a fun way to get around New Orleans!
Alex L. - February 15, 2019
Kia Rio 2014
Had a great experience with JoAnna. Would surely rent again. Plus she gave us tons of information about New Orleans. Highly recommend.
Akshay T. - February 28, 2019
Toyota Prius 2007
We needed a car to do some tours outside of New Orleans and this was functional and efficient. Christopher made pick-up and drop off easy. Thank you!
Jeffrey R. - March 13, 2019
Honda Insight 2010
Excelent Service. Con expectativas de volver a New Orleans y disfrutar de este buen coche No presento Ninguna Novedad en el Viaje
LlanoBull F. - May 22, 2018
Nissan Versa 2014
Daniel was so nice and accommodating! First time to New Orleans and we enjoyed our stay with the help of Daniel!!! Excellent!
LaTosha W. - July 9, 2018
Ford Fiesta 2015
An excellent host with a very understanding personality. If you have to take a trip down to New Orleans and need a car to rent I recommend him 100%. You wouldn't find a better deal or person to rent from.
Doodnauth S. - August 31, 2018
Honda Civic 2009
Just wow.. Daniel helped make our vacation a million times better and smoother, a great first time experience!! Accomadated us above and beyond, look no further if you're in need of rental car service in New Orleans.
David A. - October 30, 2018
Audi S5 2018
Best car you can find in New Orleans! Super fun to drive and you can enjoy the beautiful sunshine with the top down. Damien was super nice, helpful, flexible and easy going.
Sabine K. - March 27, 2019
Honda Accord 2015
Super clean car, Drew is friendly and prompt. Way better experience than going thru the regular car rental companies.
Richard G. - June 6, 2018
Ford Mustang 2016
Richard was a great host. He was very quick to respond to my messages and was flexible with plans. The car was so much fun to drive and I’ll definitely be renting from him when I return to New Orleans.
Taylor F. - August 5, 2018
Stephen Miguel
Nissan Versa 2012
Christian seems to own every rental for New Orleans lol. He has more vehicles that are not on the app. He was very helpful and I would definitely be renting from him again.
Stephen Miguel F. - February 19, 2019
Chevrolet Volt 2014
Kate was amazing. Fun to talk with, car was reliable and fun. Kat was a great ambassador for New Orleans. You will not regret renting her car. Thanks a ton!
James P. - March 1, 2019
Tesla Model 3 2018
Kerrie was great!, she was pleasant to communicate with and made the car renting experience very easy. The Tesla 3 was amazing and such a fun way to get around New Orleans!
Graham P. - January 2, 2019
Honda Civic 2009
If there is such a thing as the ideal Turo experience, this was it. Nothing could have been improved upon. When in New Orleans, this is the person I'm dealing with every time.
Td M. - May 4, 2018
Volkswagen Jetta 2010
Christian was awesome to work with. The car was great. I will use him in t by e future. And I will give his name to friends traveling to New Orleans.
Katrina B. - July 24, 2018
Scion iQ 2012
Great little car! Perfect for getting around in New Orleans and taking advantage of tight parking spots. The pickup/dropoff was super easy and convenient. The car was clean and got great gas mileage.
Kyle A. - August 10, 2018
BMW 3 Series 2014
Sanj did a great job of communicating and responding quickly to my request or questions I had. I would request his car again if I were to return to New Orleans.
Jaime M. - February 14, 2019
FIAT 500 2016
Erin’s car was perfect for the city , it was clean , efficient, fun ! The pick up / drop off process was easy and conveniently located.. I would definitely recommend Erin’s car when in New Orleans...
Roy V. - February 26, 2019
Chevrolet Volt 2014
Ms. Kate was nothing less than amazing. I would absolutely love to rent from her again the next time I visit New Orleans. She’s super cool & reasonable on all levels. Gotta love Ms. Kate.
Jerode B. - March 6, 2019
Ford Mustang 2016
My fiancé and I had an extremely fun time in Bryan’s Mustang! It was beautiful and amazing and Bryan was easy to communicate with! First time in New Orleans and we loved it!
Alexandria V. - February 16, 2019
Toyota Yaris 2012
Thanks to Christopher for allowing us to spend the day out in New Orleans zipping around in the Toyota Yaris. It ran smoothly from pick up to drop off. It was also super fuel efficient which is amazing. Highly recommend.
Rhianna L. - October 12, 2018
Nissan Sentra 2015
I had so much Fun with this car ! This is the perfect way to move around in New Orleans. It’s worht the money money less gas with a easy drive. King Hollis has very great communication and he made the process so easy. I look forward renting this car every time in in this beautiful city.
Lenell W. - March 26, 2019
Dodge Challenger 2016
Once again a great trip in a really fun car. Christian goes above and beyond to secure my needs and get me back on the road. Will always look for Christian and his nice fleet of cars when I’m back in the New Orleans area!! Thanks again
Ahmed S. - January 17, 2019
Toyota Prius 2013
Sang was a terrific — best experience I’ve had using Turo ever. He is so friendly and went out of his way to help and make sure the trip was smooth. Super easy pick up and drop off, and the car was great. There are a few Prius listings in New Orleans on Turo — trust me, this is the one you should go with!!
Matthew F. - January 19, 2019
Lexus SC 430 2005
I had so much Fun with this car ! This is the perfect way to see New orleans and the plantations. In a nice Convertible worth every penny . Sang was very good with communication and he made the process so easy . I look forward to renting this car again very soon .
Kaya W. - April 6, 2018
Toyota Yaris 2012
A really great car to rent to zip around the city! Small enough to fit in about any parking space, which is PERFECT for small, hard to find parking spots throughout New Orleans. Also Christopher is very friendly & understanding. Also have ya some great recommendations for food and drink spots, thank you!
Carissa S. - March 30, 2018
Dodge Challenger 2015
I had a good experience renting from Micheal and he accommodated me in everything i needed and the car was clean and in tip top shape and i really appreciate it and will rent from him again whenever im in New Orleans again
Lawrence M. - September 10, 2018
FIAT 500 2016
Erin was great! She was very flexible with us returning the car early. This Fiat is a perfect car to drive around New Orleans - it only has 9 gallons of gas capacity but we were able to drive it for 250 miles before we had to stop for gas. Unbelievable! Huge money saver. The car was clean and drove just fine.
Polina K. - April 8, 2019
FIAT 500 2016
Erin’s little Fiat was the perfect way to get around town for our trip to New Orleans. Easy to drive and a dream to park in crowded streets. Super comfortable and more spacious than you might expect. Working with Erin was wonderful, too!
Charlotte H. - April 7, 2018
Mazda Mazdaspeed 3 2012
This was an amazing experience from start to finish. Margery made our stay here in New Orleans just about as easy and convenient as I was hoping. Car was fantastic. Margery made herself readily available for transport to and from airport and communication was perfect too! Thanks again and stay in touch fellow traveler.
Nick M. - July 25, 2018
Audi S5 2018
This was my first time using Turo and I had an excellent experience! Damion was wonderful to work with. He brought the car right to the house I was staying it. The car itself was so much fun to drive. Tons of power and superior handling. I’ll definitely book again next time I need a car in New Orleans!
Ben F. - October 17, 2018
Ford Fusion 2017
Car was great! Easy pick up and drop off! Only comment would be if your wanting to keep it for more then two days the mileage is 200, super low. If your trying to see the gulf and bayou plus drive around New Orleans, you will need to negotiate more mileage.
Samantha C. - January 1, 2019
Nissan Versa Note 2015
Renting with Christian was a painless experience. We picked up and dropped off the car at MSY with minimal delay and with clear, direct communication to coordinate linkup instructions. The car was budget but got the job done and was a great value — much cheaper than renting from the usual car rental companies without being severely limited by included mileage.
William L. - November 25, 2018
FIAT 500 2016
Erin is a great host, we enjoyed the car and everything went as planned (despite some hang ups with unexpected weather events out of our control). The car’s interior wasn’t very clean, but Erin did what she could to vacuum it out during pick-up. The car was perfect for buzzing around New Orleans and squeezing into small parking spaces. I would rent from Erin again anytime.
Jim S. - May 14, 2019
Scion iQ 2013
I rented Christopher's Scion IQ for one day to explore the area south of New Orleans. Never having been to New Orleans, I was a bit worried about how I was going to get to his place from our hotel in the French Quarter. But it was so easy to get there using public transportation! I would go so far as to say it was fun riding the bus and walking the few blocks to his place. Both pickup and drop off were super easy, and Christopher was quick like a ninja in responding to my texts. The car is a cute little bitty thing. Easy to drive and easy on gas. I recommend renting from Christopher without hesitation!!
Jennifer Z. - June 10, 2018
Honda Civic 2009
This car is a tough cookie! Not the most glamorous ride but that’s not what is important to you if you’re booking this. What is important is a safe, reliable and cheap car rental. That is exactly what you will get. There was previous damage done to the car windshield and front bumper but the very kind owner, Richard, told us the car had just come from the shop and was fine. Richard also said these would be changed for future drivers. Drop off and puck up was a breeze and the car was freshly cleaned.
Elizabeth H. - November 5, 2018
FIAT 500 2012
As simple as can be, get to his place and he'll have it all ready for you to jump in and get going. It's a fun and reliable car that is perfect for parking in New Orleans. Andrew was very responsive and excellent at keeping in touch and communicating during the trip. Thank you again and I'll definitely be looking to use this car again in the future!
Russell W. - August 23, 2018
Ford C-Max Hybrid 2013
Denis’ hybrid Ford was easy to connect with. It performed flawlessly. It was economical (40 mpg) and very easy to park. It had all the latest sensors and navigation aids. Denis was easy to communicate with and the pickup location was adjusted to be within a $15 Lyft ride of New Orleans airport. All 4 of our bags (airline checked size) fit in the hatch space leaving adequate comfortable seating for 4 adults. The car was comfortable both on tiny city streets and on and off the freeways. I would rent from Denis again in an instant.
Bill G. - March 20, 2019
Ford C-Max Hybrid 2013
Denis was punctual, courteous during the check-in and answered every message I sent him in a timely manner. His car was tidy, in excellent conditions and Denis provided me with every instruction I needed to drive it. When we did the checkout he gave me a ride to my address and suggested great places to go in New Orleans, advised about safe and no so safe neighborhoods, and he told us where the best ribs in NOLA are done. Overall, it was a great experience to do turo with Denis.
Erwin L. - August 15, 2018
Nissan Sentra 2016
Was in New Orleans for vacation with my Mother for the first time. The car was not at the airport itself but it was directly across the street in the parking lot of an iHop at a Days Inn motel. Pick up was SUPER easy, took a shuttle to the location, didn’t have to wait, they were already there. Shuttle took us directly to the car which was nice. Had to enter a code, took pictures of the car. There was a few bumps and bruises on the car, but no issues at all. Brakes weren’t A1 but it did not affect the ride of the car. I didn’t get to meet the host, everything was done through text message. Which was fine. Car was AMAZING on gas. It literally took $18 to fill this car completely to full, that’s crazy coming from California lol ..
Tanasha P. - May 25, 2019
Audi S5 2018
This was the best car rental I’ve ever had. Damions communication was as impeccable as the the car was. He answered the phone every time and made this experience as easy as can be. The car is incredible and turns everyone’s head as you drive by with the top down. I drove my elderly father across the Mandeville bridge with the top down and it will be a day I will never forget. Thank you Damion!
Anthony P. - April 11, 2019
Honda Insight 2010
Christopher was really flexible with the pickup and drop off. Also the communication was really easy. Would definitely rent a car from him.
Svea S. - March 27, 2018
Hyundai Genesis 2013
Keith is great! His car was clean, and he was extremely helpful and accommodating. Would recommend him to anyone needing to rent a car!
Christina G. - October 15, 2018
Ford C-Max Hybrid 2013
Fuel efficient car with a personable renter. Great guy.
Shane J. - September 7, 2019
Tesla Model 3 2018
Amazing car. Kerrie explained everything thoroughly and was so kind. Would rent again!
Jennifer A. - August 28, 2019
Lexus ES 350 2012
Car was great, would rent it again
Thomas W. - August 18, 2019
Dodge Dart 2015
Melissa's car was perfect for a five days road trip around Louisiana. She was very accommodating with the car pick up and return. Highly recommended.
Paul S. - September 7, 2019
Nissan Versa Note 2014
I was in an unfortunate accident & needed a car ASAP. Christian was easy to communicate with & made the process convent for me. I appreciate his customer service, especially when I cancelled my extended trip once my car was ready. Thank you!
Andrea C. - September 1, 2019
FIAT 500 2016
I can’t believe this is the first time I’ve rented from Erin in New Orleans, since she’s the most reviewed host in town! I just moved from Nola to California, but frequently come back for work and need a car to get out of the city. When I lived in town I usually rented from hosts closer to me in the Garden District, but on this most recent trip I found myself needing a car last minute and Erin’s Fiat was one of the only ones available. So glad that I rented it! And what a cool story of how she won it, I’ll def be attending the Price is Right taping now that I’m in California. 🤗 You can tell cosmetically the car has been loved and is the most rented car in the city, but it’s honestly not as beat up as you’d expect for having so many renters. And it was so nice to have a small fast car in the city to zip around the tourists that have no idea where they’re going. She was flexible with my late dropoff even though someone else had rented after me. She left enough time for me to wake up late and still make it back to her. You can tell she’s an experienced host! I’ll definitely be renting from Erin again 🚗💨👍🏼
Katie B. - April 19, 2018
Ford Fusion 2014
This public review is for Turo and also Daniel. I want to take this time to thank you Daniel for the rental. I went to a baby shower for my soon and new granddaughter. And as for Turo thank y'all also for giving me the opportunity to rent a car.
Edrina W. - October 22, 2018
Hyundai Genesis 2013
Highly recommended! Very responsive and great provider. Easy process and great car. He was understanding of circumstances out of our control which helped put our mind at ease.
Benedict A. - August 14, 2019
Nissan Sentra 2015
The car was a smooth ride and the service was exceptional
Amber M. - August 24, 2019
Volkswagen CC 2014
Dylan is so very accommodating. And the car is so nice too 👍
Octavio Y. - August 25, 2019
Chevrolet Camaro 2017
Great car and friendly guy made a great experience
Paul G. - August 30, 2019
FIAT 500 2012
First experience with Turo and I can only go down from here! Andrew made the pickup/drop-off experience seamless! The car was also super fun to drive as well!
Jenner H. - September 3, 2019
Nissan Versa 2015
The car ran very good and was great on the gas. Cyntrelle was a great host and was very responsive.
Bryan W. - September 6, 2019
Nissan Altima Hybrid 2010
Zach was AMAZING! I oils definitely rent from him every time I visit the area. Extremely helpful, courteous, and understanding, I am very much pleased and appreciative of everything he did to help me even with all my last minute changes and requests. I felt completely comfortable communicating with Zach he has a very pleasant and inviting personality, I felt as though we’ve known each other for years. For the airport drop off he even offered to drop me off so that I Didn’t miss my flight and also helped me with my 50 lb luggage bags all the way inside! Loved it! As for the car.. its very reliable, if your looking for a gas saver look no further , I only filled up my gas tank 2 times in a 2week span and still had half a tank of gas left over for the fill up for drop off, mind you I was all over the place from Kenner to New Orleans daily , and let’s not forget about Mardi Gras traffic. Zachary, thank you so so much for being so patient and understanding of my unfortunate events. My first renting experience was just GREAT all the way around 😁 I’m very happy !
Kool K. - March 14, 2019
Kia Soul 2015
These guys are so nice and easy to work with. I took the car to the beach and it was a perfect day trip, the car was great on gas and perfect for what I needed. Would definitely rent again from them.
Deanna D. - June 25, 2019
Toyota Yaris 2014
Texting Christian is a lot easier then using turo messaging. The car was a little messy on the ceiling but... ya know it’s a rental and used a lot so whatever. It went everywhere we needed without issue.
Joanne M. - August 2, 2019
Nissan Altima 2015
Easy to work with and very flexible
Cody C. - August 26, 2019
Nissan Versa 2015
Highly recommend and good gas mileage!!
Shyrel W. - August 24, 2019
Tesla Model 3 2018
Kerrie is the definition of an All Star host.
Ryan H. - August 26, 2019
Nissan Versa 2015
She was absolutely amazing. I use Turo a lot and she was by far my favorite. I will definitely be using her again.
Magan H. - August 19, 2019
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 2014
Charmin’s corvette is simply beautiful. It turned heads everywhere I went. Would def recommend him again.
Travis B. - September 1, 2019
Ford Fusion 2013
I’m not one to complain so I won’t. I didn’t have any problems with victor or his fusion. Victor was prompt with his replies, and eager to assist in the best way possible. My favorite part of the trip was when Victor was willing to change the trip location to better accommodate me, the customer. Great guy. Great car, good on gas, rides smooth, and overall a good car to get around in. Thanks so much Victor because of you I enjoyed every second of the rental.
Christopher S. - April 19, 2018
BMW 3 Series 2014
This was the best rental I’ve ever had. Sanj is just to AWESOME for words!!!! Awesome car and I had a great time!!
Cherrie K. - March 23, 2019
Porsche 911 2008
Gregory was very accommodating of our travel plans with delivery and pickup times/location. The car itself was fantastic and an absolute joy to have with in the NOLA weather. 5/5 stars! We would absolutely rent from Gregory again.
Jayson L. - June 21, 2019
FIAT 500 2012
Very fun car, very communicative owner. Easy to use and process. I'm glad we got the insurance because a rock hit the windshield on the I-10 an hour after having it and cracked. Andrew responded fine about that after turn in and insurance should fix that. I would rent from him again.
Amanda J. - July 11, 2019
Angel Arielle
Kia Forte 2016
This was my first time using TURO. I will be using it again if needed. I would rent from Christian again most definitely simply because he had great communication . The car ran great . It was good on gas. Only downfall I had was the radio was going in and out which it minor but I made it work. Thanks again to TURO and Christian!
Angel Arielle B. - July 18, 2019
Lincoln MKS 2013
The rental was amazing, no problem, easy set up and it. Better then the airport
Freddie M. - June 30, 2019

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