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Car rental rating: 5.0 out of 5 with 2 ratings


"Forrest was a great help and did a wonderful job to make my rental as easy as possible."

(Reviewed on August 11, 2015 )


"I have a special compliment for the agent that rented me the second rental when I first got to Lynchburg. Look him up and compliment him. He is an outstanding guy and is very intelligent and is making Hertz the company it..." Read more

(Reviewed on June 18, 2014 )

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Car rentals in Amherst, Lynchburg: What you need to know

Lynchburg, Virginia, is full of exciting neighborhoods like Amherst. It's in places like these where you can get a true feel for an area like Lynchburg. But after you're done exploring all the great things to do in Amherst, you'll need some wheels to check out all that Lynchburg provides.

Riding the public transportation is a cheap method to move around Amherst and the nearby neighborhoods, but then you have to adhere to a tight schedule. Taxis and rideshares are more convenient, but the costs can add up. Plus, you may not be able to hail one when you need a ride. Renting a car in Amherst is the easiest way, so you can experience this great neighborhood and other areas of Lynchburg on your trip. Read below to find everything you want to know about car rentals in Amherst.

Frequently asked questions

How can I get an affordable car rental in Amherst?

If you are searching for some of the best car rental rates, then you're in the right place. Get the most savings on your tip to Amherst by doing a few things:

  • Read through the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees
  • Book your rental as far in advance as you can
  • Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they tend to be more expensive
  • Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer

Be sure to understand the rental policy before you book.

What kind of vehicle should I rent while in Amherst?

With so many car types to select from, it may be tough to decide which vehicle is the best for your vacation. However, you will need to take into consideration your needs and how many people you are riding with. Our table below can help you select the best car for your visit.

Car TypeBest forCategory includes
Luxury or Premium classWhen you really want to go all out on your vacation to AmherstInfiniti Q50, Mercedes Benz CLA, or similar
MinivanFamily getaways where you need additional roomFord Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar
Economy or Compact CarEasy to park and have great gas mileageToyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar

How old do I have to be to rent a car in Amherst?

The minimum age to rent a car in most cities like Lynchburg is 21. Take time to check the rental company's policies, as there could be additional fees if you are under 25 or for higher category rentals in particular. Take time to read through the rental company's policy to determine if there is an additional cost before you book.

Is insurance required when you rent a car in the U.S. of A.?

You are required to have insurance before you rent a car in United States of America. You might also be able to purchase additional insurance through the supplier, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip.

Although most of the major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, offer some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Be sure to check the credit card issuer's policy before you decide. You can book Collision Damage Coverage with at checkout if you are a U.S. citizen.

What is the fuel policy on my rental car?

We advise a full tank policy. You receive the vehicle with a full tank, and you will want to fill it back up before you return. If you want to save some money, you should find a gas station before you bring the car back to the supplier. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.

Do any Amherst suppliers allow one-way rentals?

Many car rental companies offer one-way rentals. It may be simpler to drop off your vehicle at a different location. Be aware that there is generally an additional fee for one-way rentals.

Should I get unlimited miles when I drive in Amherst?

Many suppliers provide unlimited miles, but you want to make sure it's part of your package. It's important to calculate how much driving you will be doing ahead of time. You don't want to be surprised with any overages if you don't have unlimited miles, so make sure to read the supplier's policy. You may want unlimited miles if you're thinking of some road trips to explore what else is in Lynchburg.

Are there any road trips I should take from Amherst?

Once you've checked out Amherst, you'll be happy that you have your own vehicle. There are some worthwhile stops around Lynchburg that are just a drive away. Need an idea of where to start your trip? The Moore County Historical & Genealogical Society can make for a fascinating day. has Your Amherst, Lynchburg Ride

You won't have to worry about coordinating your visit to public transportation schedules. Once you've reserved a car rental in Amherst from, you can explore throughout Amherst and the rest of Lynchburg on your own schedule. Check out our selection of cars from some of the best rental car agencies in the country and select the ideal automobile for your Amherst vacation!