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Tennessee Guide


Famous as the Southern USA heart of the blues, country and western, and bluegrass music as well as its Mississippi Delta, its cowboy tradition and the birth of rock ‘n roll, Tennessee’s capital is the buzzing city of Nashville, the planet’s country music hub. The state’s fabulous countryside includes the Appalachian Mountains and is the perfect region for touring by car.

Hiring a Vehicle

Trusted international vehicle hire names are located across the state and include Thrifty, Hertz, Avis, Budget, Alamo, Dollar, Enterprise and National. The most convenient pick-up and drop-off points for tourists arriving in the major cities by air are the airports themselves, although most companies have facilities in the municipalities as well. To get the best price for your budget, compare car hire well before you arrive.

Transport Options

The main Tennessee airports are found in Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville, Jackson and Chattanooga, with Nashville International Airport the most important, offering flights to and from US international air hubs and Toronto. Interstate highways cover the region, heading to all points of the compass, with Nashville served by Interstate 65, Memphis by Interstate 55 and Knoxville and Chattanooga connected by Interstate 75. Car hire in Tennessee is the practical way to see all the sights during your stay.

Car Hire Driving Tips in Tennessee

For drivers from the UK, a valid British license is the requirement, as is the wearing of front-seat belts and the use of child seats for kids under four years of age. Speed limits on open roads vary between 55 and 70mph, and drink driving is considered a serious offence. All roads and highways have clear directional signs.

Not to be Missed!

Car rental in Tennessee lets you plan your itinerary to suit your needs, visiting places such as the charming little town of Greenville, the Mississippi River, the Great Smokey Mountains National Park and the Appalachian Mountains with their traditional townships. Don’t-miss destinations for Country and Rock ‘n Roll-lovers are Memphis’ Graceland, the shrine to Elvis, and Pigeon Forge, Dolly Parton’s very own theme park.

Weather & Tourist Seasons

Cool winters, hot summers and a generous amount of rain are typical in Tennessee, with summer weather bearing the brunt of high humidity, occasional tropical storms rolling in and a slight risk of tornadoes. Summer highs of 32˚C are common and winter lows average at around 12˚C, dependent on elevation. Spring and autumn are attractive seasons here, although nights can be cool.

Practical information

  • Currency
    United States Dollar
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    25 - 70 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    90 - 130 km/h
  • Language

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is Carrentals.co.uk the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).