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Colorado Springs, CO, United States
18 May — 25 May
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Colorado Springs car rental information

Pick-up locationColorado Springs
Rental locations28
Airport locations10

Colorado Springs car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Budget
Best rated
8.3 Excellent (102 reviews)
5 locations in Colorado Springs
Budget
Locations in Colorado Springs
1415 South 8th Street+1 719 635 9093
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
1650 Briargate Boulevard+1 719 598 9689
Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:00
Thursday08:00 - 13:00
Friday08:00 - 13:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00
384 East Garden Of The Gods Rd+1 719 598 3344
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
5550 E Woodmen Rd+1 719 598 9689
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
7770 Milton E Proby Parkway+1 719 597 1271
Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
  • 8.4
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  • 8.4
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  • 8.2
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent7 May 2021
Pros: Staff was very friendly and helpful. I will only use budget in the future!!Cons: All good!
2.0 Mediocre3 May 2021
Cons: The agent asked me if I wanted an SUV instead of the sedan I’d originally rented because I had my family with me. He said absolutely nothing about an upcharge, upgrade, or any additional cost. As rental car companies often upgrade for free, I took that to be the situation here. But when we received the bill they’d charged us significantly more for the SUV. We were also three hours late returning the car but they charged us an entire day extra. Never using Budget again.
2.0 Mediocre26 Apr 2021
Cons: I reserved a full size car at the airport. My flight was delayed and by time I got to the rental counter no one was around even though they were still supposed to be open. I ended up having to uber from the airport and back in the morning, costing about 2 days worth of the rental car. I finally get the car the next day and it's a Kia Optima, nice car but mid-sized not full size. Then when I return the car at the end of the week, I topped off with gas before returning, I'm charged a $10 fuel surcharge because they say they gave me the car with 18.5 gals of gas and I returned it with 17.6 gals. $10 for 1 gal of gas that I was supposedly less from when I started, when there is no digital gauge in the car to tell me exactly how many gals I have in it when I started. And guess what. The Kia Optima only has a 18.5 gal fuel tank. So it is impossible to return with 18.5 gals because there is no fuel station in the parking lot.
2.0 Mediocre28 Mar 2021
Pros: Pick up staff was rude and difficult- will not be back because of manager and older gal we had to deal withShe lied to us drop off member was super nice and helpfulCons: STAFF that u get what u reserved or at least comparable Vehicles are not chosen for just seating also baggae especially when what u requested are in lot. I will never use COS AIRPORT for rentals again The customer service was horrendous and we are local to COS- hope our visitors are not treated this way.
2.0 Mediocre23 Feb 2021
Cons: Everything. I had plans to leave. Could not get car because of card declined and they would not let me put deposit on my bank account
8.0 Excellent15 Sep 2020
Pros: Easy pickup great service
10.0 Excellent12 Aug 2020
Pros: First time renting a car and the process was quick and simple. The SUV was nice. Drop off was easy. Overall good experience that I will use budget as my first choice next time I need a rental.Cons: The location wasn’t updated and I had to get the right address.
9.2 Excellent29 Jul 2020
Pros: Great experience . Easy going atmosphere at pick upCons: The price of the van. Also, I would have extended our trip, but when I called into budget, they quieted me Higher than the high price I already paid
10.0 Excellent15 Jul 2020
Pros: Cool ppl. No line at the check in. Got to drive Jeep Grand Cherokee for the first time!
10.0 Excellent27 Apr 2020
Pros: I originally signed up for another company, but when the counter person didn't show up, I showed my registration and she was able to match the price, with a very pleasant attitude. Good Job Budget!
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Rated no. 2
Dollar
8.1 Excellent (114 reviews)
1 location in Colorado Springs
Dollar
Locations in Colorado Springs
7770 Milton E Proby Parkway+1 719 220 3357
Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:00
Thursday08:00 - 13:00
Friday08:00 - 13:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday08:00 - 13:00
  • 8.1
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  • 8.2
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre30 Nov 2020
Pros: Didn't get to pick up rental car because they were closed.
10.0 Excellent10 Nov 2020
Pros: Friendly staff, convenient on-site (airport) location
9.6 Excellent13 Aug 2020
Cons: Instructions on pick up at COS would have been very helpful. We had to make 3 trips around the terminal to get to the correct place to obtain car.
2.0 Mediocre11 Aug 2020
Pros: Staff was apologetic.Cons: There was no rental car available.
8.8 Excellent21 May 2020
Cons: Smoker was in the car previous to our use
4.4 Okay11 Feb 2020
Pros: The staff was only one person and I got the key quickly.Cons: The walk to the car was the furthest way. Anything but a KIA. POS
5.2 Okay28 Dec 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly.Cons: Cleanliness of vehicle and parking area to staff a little far away.
10.0 Excellent26 Nov 2019
Cons: Understanding drop off after hours
6.4 Good21 Oct 2019
Pros: The drop off convenience.Cons: The car was dirty and the pick up line was very long with only 2 people working and about 20-25 customers in line.
8.4 Excellent11 Oct 2019
Pros: Car was clean and drop-off was streamlined.Cons: Staff seemed stretched thin, because construction created more distance between service desk and parked car. Do better when inclement weather (rain, cold or snow) hits.
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Rated no. 3
Alamo
8.7 Excellent (73 reviews)
1 location in Colorado Springs
Alamo
Locations in Colorado Springs
7770 Milton E. Proby Parkway+1 888 826 6893
Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
  • 8.9
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Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent11 Aug 2020
Pros: Staff was very candid and helpful.Cons: Nothing could have been better.
10.0 Excellent7 Aug 2018
great servicePros: Easy, convenient, no problems
10.0 Excellent31 Jul 2018
Pros: Very efficient. Friendly, but one expects that.
8.0 Excellent28 Jul 2018
Good experiencePros: Good car and close, on-airport pickup and drop off.Cons: Slight wait for a vehicle (~45 min) as they were renting them out as fast as they were being returned.
10.0 Excellent25 Jul 2018
Pros: Fast and courteous service
10.0 Excellent15 May 2018
EasyPros: Ease of check in and check out.Cons: Can’t add a spouse for free.
10.0 Excellent15 Apr 2018
Pros: Clean, quick and no issues.
2.0 Mediocre21 Mar 2018
Couldnt rent a carCons: Couldn't rent a car because I didn't have a credit card,only had a debit card and was charged 18.00 for insurance. I just wanted to get home to my family but was told I couldn't rent a car without a major credit card after I was already in line to pick up the car after booking online. Worst customer service ever!!
10.0 Excellent17 Feb 2018
Pros: Excellent car was clean easy pick up and drop off
10.0 Excellent19 Jan 2018
Pros: There was no big deal about using a debit card instead of a credit card; there was no $200 charge above the rental to use said card. The service was friendly and the return was unbelievably quick. (The employee was at the car before we even opened the car door.)
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Rated no. 4
Enterprise
8.3 Excellent (90 reviews)
9 locations in Colorado Springs
Enterprise
Locations in Colorado Springs
13854 Gleneagle Dr+1 719 531 6220
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
1719 S Academy Blvd+1 719 419 3307
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
3450 N Academy Blvd+1 719 266 1176
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
421 N Chelton Rd+1 719 574 2800
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00
4325 North Nevada Ave+1 719 599 0355
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
5680 East Woodmen Road+1 719 266 1176
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
7770 Milton E. Proby Parkway+1 719 591 6644
Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
803 W Colorado Ave+1 719 636 3900
Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:00
Thursday08:00 - 13:00
Friday08:00 - 13:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
940 Motor City Dr+1 719 635 8029
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
  • 8.3
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  • 8.3
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre17 Apr 2021
Pros: nothing . our car I booked was not availableCons: have a vehicle
4.0 Okay22 Mar 2021
Pros: We thought we were renting from the airport location. My mistake, so we took Uber over to the correct place. We were supposed to have a mid-size SUV but when we got there, there was only a Camry and a compact SUV (Ford Escape, I think). We had 5 adults and luggage for skiing, so these were not an option. The staff there was very accommodating and did find a van that was finishing up a repair at a body shop. One of the employees took us to get food during the 45 minutes or so that we waited, so that was nice. I'm not sure the tires on the van were Colorado traction legal. We were traveling from Colorado Springs to Breckenridge. I saw a digital highway sign that Traction Law was in effect, but was not sure what that meant until someone explained later. Made it over the pass near Alma Ok but later that night had to get a push in Breck. Since the law was in effect , the van was required to be 4WD (which it wasn't) or have snow tires, which I don't think it did.Cons: Getting the right vehicle.
10.0 Excellent16 Mar 2021
Pros: Pick up and drop off was fast and easy. I was asked if I needed a ride which was greatly appreciated. I didn't need one this time but I might in the future.
10.0 Excellent20 Oct 2020
Pros: The staff was super friendly and helpful. We appreciated the whole experience and will not rent from anyone else.Cons: We can’t think of anything they could have done better.
9.2 Excellent28 Sep 2020
Pros: YesCons: Car was not very clean inside, considering Covid restrictions. Someone had also smoked in the car, previously.
10.0 Excellent15 Sep 2020
Pros: Friendly staff, accommodating drop-off and pick up was easy.
10.0 Excellent6 Aug 2020
Pros: The staff was friendly and helpful and the drop off was easy.
7.6 Good3 Aug 2020
Pros: Staff was friendly. Easy drop off.Cons: The car was dirty, missing a floor mat, missing plastic pieces inside. It had 35k miles on it, so I'm sure it's going to be taken out of the rental rotation soon.
4.8 Okay30 Jul 2020
Pros: I didn't like this experience with Enterprise at all.Cons: The attitude of the staff. Every single one was horrible to me and even have it recorded when they lied about the insurance. Manager was a complete hateful jerk and the lady that helped us first was so rude it was ridiculous.
8.0 Excellent29 Jun 2020
Pros: yes
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Rated no. 5
Avis
7.6 Good (36 reviews)
4 locations in Colorado Springs
Avis
Locations in Colorado Springs
1415 South 8th Street+1 719 632 7367
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
384 East Garden of the Gods Road+1 719 264 1575
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
5550 East Woodmen Road+1 719 548 8109
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
7770 Milton E. Proby Parkway+1 719 596 2751
Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
  • 7.8
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  • 7.1
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent28 Feb 2021
Cons: Nothing, friendly office
7.6 Good4 Aug 2020
Cons: Vehicle delivered to me with a flat tire, cracked windshield, a dirty interior windshield, and duct tape on the windshield and roof.
2.0 Mediocre21 Jul 2020
Cons: Even though AVIS shows cars available on both their website and 3rd party websites they had none available. I had a confirmation number for a reservation and 5 minutes later the called me and said they had zero available for that day! What the heck! You shouldn’t e able to reserve a car if their aren’t any available.
10.0 Excellent29 Jun 2020
Pros: Staff was amazingly helpful, upgraded us to a bigger vehicle for a cheaper price. Very friendly, definitely recommend them. Will absolutely use againCons: Great service
10.0 Excellent12 Nov 2019
Pros: Is always friendly. Very helpfulCons: nothing
10.0 Excellent2 Nov 2019
Pros: I accidentally booked for the wrong day, but the pickup staff was entirely gracious and friendly. They got me a car a day earlier than I had mistakenly scheduled and had me out the door on time.
3.6 Mediocre27 Sep 2019
Pros: The staff at Colorado Springs airport was friendly and efficient as well as the customer service representative I spoke with about my extra charges and despite the fact that he couldn't eradicate the excessive charges he was kind and sincere.Cons: I am aware that Gunnison Airport has few travelers this time of year and was not surprised when there wasn't an agent at the desk when I returned my vehicle, however I was unknowingly charged a $100 cleaning fee and would like an explanation of why at the time I returned the car.
4.4 Okay29 May 2019
Pros: They rented a car with an already flat tire.Cons: They could have looked at the car before renting it. Then after I mentioned the problem, they could have fixed it. Instead someone came and filled it with air, that then leaked out again. Had to catch a ride back to the airport and abandon the car in a gas station parking lot.
2.0 Mediocre17 May 2019
Pros: Wasn’t able to rent the carCons: Why does renting a car from Avis has to be difficult with the credit check stuff? I have Good credit and still could not get the rental i reserved online. i wenT to pick up at 5pm close to closing time, was not warned about credit check online until at desk,
2.0 Mediocre6 Aug 2018
Cons: I stood in line to pick up key more than 1 hour and that made me miss my flight and have to take next day flight and whole thing Is mess. No sleep no rest and have to cancel my morning appointments for patients. You can call me if need 936-645-1044
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Rated no. 6
Hertz
7.3 Good (60 reviews)
4 locations in Colorado Springs
Hertz
Locations in Colorado Springs
1332 Motor City Dr.+1 719 633 5089
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
3275 E Platte Ave Ste G+1 719 591 4473
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
3530 Harstel Drive+1 719 598 3305
Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:00
Thursday08:00 - 13:00
Friday08:00 - 13:00
7770 Milton E Proby Pkwy+1 719 220 3357
Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:00
Thursday08:00 - 13:00
Friday08:00 - 13:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday08:00 - 13:00
  • 7.3
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  • 7.2
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent30 Mar 2021
Pros: Pickup was a good experience. The two employees at the Hertz location were very professionalCons: I was charged for an additional day. I contacted Hertz at their main number and the agent was friendly and assigned a case number. I have not heard from anyone yet. I called the rental location for help twice. I was told they were too busy to help me out. They never called me back as they promised. Very disappointed with their response.
10.0 Excellent5 Mar 2021
Pros: Close proximity to my location. Nice staff
10.0 Excellent26 Feb 2021
Pros: Pick up and drop off were really quick and easy. Also, very affordable rates.Cons: The car I used was very uncomfortable but that isn't hertz's fault. I'll know now not to get that vehicle again.
10.0 Excellent2 Jan 2021
Cons: Holiday price gouging
10.0 Excellent30 Dec 2020
Pros: I loved the vehicle; super clean; easy to check in and get keysCons: Nothing really, it went well.
10.0 Excellent28 Oct 2020
Pros: Every step was well done, easy and timely. I was upgraded at no extra cost. I will be doing business with Hertz again.
8.8 Excellent20 Oct 2020
Pros: Everything was good except that the car shook on the highway. When I tried to exchange it there were no other similar cars available. No one offered to upgrade me. However they did offer a discount of $35 when I returned the car.
2.0 Mediocre22 Jul 2020
Cons: they called literally as we were on our way saying our rental was not available. they had no other options for us except a cargo van which obviously wouldnt work because we were driving this car two states away and needed an eco friendly car. they couldnt have called us ealier? i booked hertz because it's such a large company and they always have so many options within the city but they literally offered us no alternatives. awful!
7.6 Good9 Oct 2019
Cons: Clear pricing breakdowns
10.0 Excellent30 Sep 2019
Pros: The service was first class. Fast and friendly.Cons: The Hertz system defaulted in an option that I didn't need or want. The guy at the counter was able to remove it without much effort and was very apologetic. Their system would be friendlier if it didn't default to upsell the customer.
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Rated no. 7
National
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Colorado Springs
National
Locations in Colorado Springs
7770 Milton E. Proby Parkway+1 888 826 6890
Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
  • 10
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Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent10 Jul 2018
Pros: Roomy vehicle. Comfortable price! Waited up late to help us get car.Cons: Nothing.
Easirent
1 location in Colorado Springs
Easirent
Locations in Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs Airport
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
TuesdayInvalid date - 23:59
WednesdayInvalid date - 23:59
ThursdayInvalid date - 23:59
FridayInvalid date - 23:59
SaturdayInvalid date - 23:59
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Sunnycars
1 location in Colorado Springs
Sunnycars
Locations in Colorado Springs
7770 Milton E. Proby Parkway
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U-Save
1 location in Colorado Springs
U-Save
Locations in Colorado Springs
232 N. Circle Drive+1 719 634 1914
Recent reviews
476 travellers who rented a car in Colorado Springs gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.1

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When to book a rental car in Colorado Springs

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Top tips for hiring a car in Colorado Springs

  • Probably the most iconic natural attraction of Colorado are the Rocky Mountains. Colorado Springs is nestled on the eastern side and a hire car puts travelers within a 2.5 hours’ driving distance of the popular Rocky Mountain National Park. When coming to this city, visiting the park is a must and there is no easier and better way to do it than with your own car.
  • Colorado Springs Airport is about 12 miles from the city and offers various car hire agencies like Alamo, Budget, and Enterprise. Conveniently pick up a hire car from one of the many counters located in the baggage claim area and start your time in Colorado Springs with ease. Signs indicate the way out of the airport and via the Hancock Expressway and travelers will be in Colorado Springs within 20 minutes.
  • Colorado Springs is popular for its many scenic routes, yet there are some passes that are very narrow and may be a challenge for people who are scared of heights. Driving in the mountains also means adjusting your speed and navigating carefully when coming to such passes, such as the Wolf Creek Pass. Also always opt for a low gear when going up and down the mountain so the brakes don’t overheat. Switch off the air conditioning as well to prevent the vehicle from overheating, as otherwise some functions may not operate properly anymore.
  • Driving through Colorado Springs makes for an epic experience, but winter conditions can be severe and bring snow and ice. Make sure the hire car is properly equipped with snow tires and even snow chains. When conditions are very wintery, also carry an emergency kit in the car, including a flashlight, ice scraper, blanket, and some snacks, just in case you get stuck and it takes a while for someone to reach you. Driving in Colorado Springs should be no problem -- as long as you’re properly prepared for it.
  • Book your rental car in Colorado Springs at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Colorado Springs

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Colorado Springs are Alamo (8.7, 122 reviews), Enterprise (8.4, 153 reviews), and Budget (8.4, 110 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Colorado Springs is $4.47 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $54 and $71, depending on the car size.

  • Compact (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Colorado Springs.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Denver Intl airport include Budget, Alamo, Thrifty, Hertz, Sixt and Dollar.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Denver Intl airport to off-airport locations include Budget, Alamo, Thrifty, Hertz, Sixt and Dollar.

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • A Compact car rental in Colorado Springs costs $40 per day, on average.

  • With mountainous regions and snow in the winter, a 4-wheel drive car is a very good option for Colorado Springs. Good road grip is not only essential for winter road conditions, but also for the gravel roads in the mountains year-round. A pickup truck will provide the required road grip and a truck bed for bulky luggage, but an SUV is probably a better choice when wanting to drive not only around but also inside the city.

  • Unless posted otherwise, 25 mph is permitted in most residential areas, while 30 mph is also allowed in some. Rural interstates allow between 65 and 70 mph and open mountain highways allow 40 mph. Winding mountain roads only permit 20 mph -- it is crucial to adhere to this speed limit, as they often have blind curves and narrow lanes.

  • Petrol prices in Colorado Springs are around $2.50 per gallon, which is on the cheaper side when compared to many other places in the US. Petrolstations like Sam’s Club or Sinclair can go as low as $2.40 per gallon, so take time ahead of the next refill to look for an affordable petrol station.

  • There is on-street metered parking available, which is free on Sundays, as well as parking garages like the Bijou Cascade Parking Garage or the Kiowa/Nevada Parking Garage. The advantage of a garage is that they are safer due to safety cameras and are also open 24/7, making overnight parking possible.