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Kansas City Car Hire

Kansas City Car Hire

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Pick-up location Kansas City
Rental locations 23
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Kansas City car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (111 reviews)
1 location in Kansas City
Alamo
Locations in Kansas City
1 Nassau Cir
+1 844 868 8501
  • 8.7
  • 8.8
  • 9.0
  • 8.2
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
5 Jan 2016
Pros: All went very smoothly, I have no negative comments. Car only had about 3000 miles and worked very well. Car was very clean when I picked it up.
8.4 Excellent
24 May 2016
Make sure to check the gas tank right away...
Pros: The car was great. Clean, ran well.
Cons: Okay, so we were only shorted 1 gallon. Still. It put a sour taste in our mouths. When we picked up the car the agent asked us if we would like to upgrade from our current midsize car to one with air conditioning and cruise control. When we asked if our car didn't already have those amenities, we were told, "Well... it's a midsize." We declined the upgrade, got to our vehicle, and discovered that midsize cars do indeed have cruise and air. Poor class, Alamo.
2.0 Mediocre
16 Nov 2017
After spending 30 min with an agent and having my information ent
Pros: The agent was apologetic that their computer system was horrible!
Cons: Wasting my time trying to pick up the car!
6.0 Good
22 Jan 2019
Pros: Friendly staff
Cons: Trash in car from previous renter. Oily film on inside of windshield made driving at night dangerous. Car needed an alignment.
10.0 Excellent
31 Jan 2019
Pros: Super fast and easy picking up and dropping off.
Cons: Help knowing what cars I could pick from. They let us use National's car lot and we weren't fully sure what cars we could grab.
10.0 Excellent
13 Oct 2015
Pros: Easy, effortless and perfect!
6.0 Good
20 Oct 2015
Counter had no clue what their inventory was
Pros: Clean, comfortable car.
Cons: We reserved an SUV, and arrived late at night. They said to take any SUV, but there were none on the lot so I went back to the desk. They said take one from National next door, so we went back out. No SUV's. They then said to take any car in the National Emerald row. There was one SUV there. The whole process took about twenty minutes, plus thirty in line to exit the lot.
10.0 Excellent
29 Nov 2015
Pros: Lots of help with a one way rental on short notice when our airline stranded us.
10.0 Excellent
7 Dec 2015
Excellent Service
Pros: The entire experience was pleasant from the price, to rhe pick up to the drop off
Cons: N/A
9.6 Excellent
7 Dec 2015
Cons: There were 10 people in line and it took almost 45 minutes to finally get checked out. (I did learn that there is an app that gets you immediately through the line. (I will try that next time)
Rated no. 2
Dollar
7.7 Good (46 reviews)
1 location in Kansas City
Dollar
Locations in Kansas City
651 N London Drive
+1 866 434 2226
  • 7.7
  • 8.3
  • 7.9
  • 7.7
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
29 Mar 2017
Pros: Clean car. Friendly staff.
Cons: The alignment was a little off
6.8 Good
20 Aug 2018
Where did that price come from?
Cons: Kayak price quoted as being $324 dollars with Dollar including taxes and fees. The final price at the Dollar counter ended up being over $800. I intend to fully query this directly with Dollar as I presume there are some additions which Kayak weren't aware of, didnt notice until drop-off....!
2.0 Mediocre
25 Oct 2015
Should cost a $1
Pros: Close to airport
Cons: Downgraded to a smaller car. Literally take it or leave it. All other companies sold out. Car was dirty, smelled of smoke, and scratched all over. Absolutely horrible customer service and will never use dollar rent a car KC again.
6.0 Good
26 Oct 2015
Dollar is cheap, but at what cost?
Cons: Hidden fees. The insurance and "courtesy fees" resulted in a final price that was DOUBLE the estimate. Despite the fact that you can make reservations for the early morning hours, they close at midnight.
6.8 Good
24 Jul 2016
Huge fees in ksc
Pros: Easy rental through kayak. Car was clean but cheap model.
Cons: Huge fees in Kansas City.
10.0 Excellent
5 Sep 2016
Pros: Fast in and out
Cons: Nothing
2.0 Mediocre
13 Sep 2016
Awful
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Waited 45 minutes at counter car was dirty. Car broke down
2.0 Mediocre
15 Sep 2016
Generic?
Cons: The economy car I was given did not have room for more than two suitcases, the driver seat only had forward and backward adjustment not up and down.The exterior mirrors could not be adjusted from the driver seat. I asked to exchange the car for something better,, but all they had was a manual transmission. I had to go to another agency and pay a higher price because I had not ordered ahead of time. Horrible experience.
6.8 Good
3 Oct 2016
Cons: The wait to get the car was over an hour at the rental counter. There was a really long line around 1145 and it took until after 1am to get the car. Everyone was a little frustrated.
7.6 Good
12 Oct 2016
Solid. I'll rent with them again.
Pros: They didn't press me on insurance.
Cons: The guy at the check-out gate was a jerk.
Rated no. 3
Thrifty
7.6 Good (36 reviews)
1 location in Kansas City
Thrifty
Locations in Kansas City
1 Nassau Circle
+1 877 283 0898
  • 7.4
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
  • 7.5
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent
29 Mar 2017
Pros: Well priced. The car was nearly new.
8.8 Excellent
22 Sep 2018
Good experience overall
Pros: Picking up and dropping off the car were really quick and easy. The car was comfortable and spacious.
Cons: The only problem with our car was that the USB connection was damaged and we couldn't charge our cell phone -- which made using the phone for navigation problematic.
6.0 Good
4 May 2016
Pros: The car...the price was exactly on the money. No surprises!
Cons: The fact I returned the car a day early and they said I could not get a price adjustment because I booked through a third party
8.4 Excellent
17 Sep 2016
The rental price online should reflect to include
Pros: The Ford Fusion hybrid rode nicely. I inadvertently booked a car in the wrong city. Staff corrected my error and was able to get me a car in a couple of minutes.
Cons: Friendly but Slow service on return of rental car. Sticker shock on rental price. The rental rate did not include taxes online. I got sticker shock when picking up the car.
5.6 Okay
19 Sep 2016
Bad vehicle condition.
Pros: rode nice, comfortable, plenty of room
Cons: No line at pick-up for those who had reservations. Long wait. Vehicle was very dirty inside. Windshield very dirty inside. Needed tires they where almost bald in front and oil change light kept coming on.
10.0 Excellent
13 Oct 2016
Cons: Quick ans easy, no issues. Great car.
8.8 Excellent
6 Nov 2016
odd time policies, lovely drop-off staff
Pros: When I dropped the car off the attendant was extraordinarily pleasant and helpful. And the car was super clean!
Cons: My flight arrived early and so I arrived at the counter at 1:56 with a 2 pm reservation. I was told I would be charged extra for early pick up... no one was able to override the system that, apparently, required this charge... so I sat and waited the 4 minutes to be able to pick the car up to avoid being charged nearly $20. This seemed like a petty, utterly unnecessary requirement in the midst of a busy day.
2.0 Mediocre
20 Jan 2017
Bait and switch
Cons: Had a reservation for a Ford Focus compact car. Got there and no Ford Focus, instead they gave me a Toyota Yaris, which is a subcompact. The person at the counter insisted that a Yaris is a compact and that was what they had. Toyota clearly classified this car as a subcompact. They did have Hyundai Elantra's but it would cost extra because thats a mid-size. However Hyundai classified this car as a compact! I had a reservation for a compact and I paid for a compact, I got a subcompact and a person at the counter that didn't care. I make it a point not to do business with people who cheat me, I will not be renting from Thrifty again.
10.0 Excellent
1 Feb 2017
travel with a 2 year old made easier
Pros: When I returned the car I was with my 2 year old so the guys cleaning the car just gave me a lift to the airport. I didn't have to lug my kid, luggage and car seat to the bus etc. So helpful and appreciated!!!
8.4 Excellent
18 Feb 2017
GOOD
Pros: The ease of getting in and out of the rental car facility.
Cons: There was not anything I did not like.
Rated no. 4
Hertz
7.3 Good (59 reviews)
2 locations in Kansas City
Hertz
Locations in Kansas City
1 E Pershing Road
+1 816 474 4970
1 Nassau Circle
+1 816 243 6100
  • 6.9
  • 7.9
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
14 Sep 2018
Car rental was booked at wrong site
Pros: Even though I entered site for rental as MCI, the location actually selected was for a downtown location. I cancelled the car rental and instead used Lyft for my transportation. I agree that I am partially to blame for not catching the address for the rental but I think there should have been an alert drawing my attention to the change.
Cons: Not having a car when I thought a car had been rented. Also, despite having spoken to someone at the desk of Hertz and on the phone, I still have the rental charge on my credit card despite assurances there would be no charge for the cancellation.
5.2 Okay
27 Nov 2016
Kansas City car
Pros: I always like Hertz because it's one of the rare companies that understands the value of customer service. They made up for ...
Cons: the problem of Kayak arranging my rental car pickup for downtown Kansas City, even tho I remember indicating that I was flying into the airport and would pick up my car at the airport. Bottom line: good on Hertz, not so good on Kayak.
4.4 Okay
11 Dec 2016
Pros: the service was great car clean the workers we great
Cons: the car was too small for a full size car and over priced
9.6 Excellent
8 Jan 2017
Great staff. Inaccurate website info
Pros: The staff was wonderful: friendly, funny, helpful, efficient, and just all around terrific.
Cons: The website did not accurately state the hours of the rental facility.
2.0 Mediocre
19 Feb 2017
They booked at the pickup location which messed up
Cons: I searched for car rental at MCI airport (Kansas City), and from the results, I choose Hertz and pre-paid. At the airport Hertz pickup location I found that the pickup location they had in the reservation was downtown. I don't know how that happened. They said that if I had to cancel the existing reservation and take the one at the airport, then I have to pay 3 TIMES the amount of my existing reservation. It was a mess. Finally, I had to cancel that reservation and had to go for another car rental agency on the spot. Double-check the reservation for the pickup location and NEVER pre-pay (if you don't prepay, they will not charge if you don't pickup).
4.4 Okay
4 Mar 2017
Not from Airport!? What were yo trying to pull her
Cons: Apparently, I, a person not familiar with the area was duped into paying for a rental that was downtown in KC. How would I have gotten downtown from the airport? Why wouldn't I have used that transportation for my needs? What good is a non-airport rental? I will not use you again.
8.8 Excellent
23 Mar 2017
Helpful Checkin
Pros: When I showed up to the Kansas City airport location, I was apparently supposed to get a car from the downtown location. Fortunately they accommodated me and it all worked out.
Cons: I thought the price was a bit high.
5.2 Okay
17 Apr 2017
Charged twice!
Cons: I payed $55 plus tax on Kayak for this rental. That was the price I was quoted and should have been the end of it, but when I arrived at the airport, they said there had been a computer error. They charged me an additional $18 plus tax. Granted, it wasn't that much more, but I should not have had to pay twice. I will not use Kayak again, as this has happened before with a flight as well.
7.2 Good
11 Jun 2017
Hertz rental
Pros: Ease of pick up and delivery
Cons: Price kept changing ...... flat tire. Half way through one week Rental, replaced tire, due to danger of running on spare at my expense. I hope Hertz refunds the $78 and change for the extra expense.
10.0 Excellent
10 Aug 2017
Great!
Pros: The Hertz staff were wonderful and the car was exactly what I ordered! Got it quick, fast, in a hurry and returned it the same! Excellent!
Rated no. 5
Avis
7.2 Good (32 reviews)
2 locations in Kansas City
Avis
Locations in Kansas City
1 Nassau Circle
+1 816 464 6200
3412 Main Street
+1 816 931 1039
  • 6.6
  • 8.0
  • 7.4
  • 6.7
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent
29 Feb 2016
Pros: Quick and courteous
Cons: Car had no backup camera.
10.0 Excellent
18 Oct 2015
Pros: Quick, professional, clean, easy, cheap.....what more could you want?
8.0 Excellent
11 Apr 2016
Pros: new clean car, quick service
Cons: kept trying to upsell me insurance, prepaid gas, etc
10.0 Excellent
13 Jun 2016
Pros: Very friendly staff greeted us and called us by name. Very helpful and friendly!
10.0 Excellent
24 Sep 2016
Pros: Everything was quick and easy. They even changed my car because I didn't like the color of the initial car with no complaints or crazy looks.
8.0 Excellent
10 Oct 2016
Ok
Pros: Car was ready
Cons: Avis did not honor the price agreed on Kayak, but the price was still reasonable. KAYAK offer was "$116" and Avis insisted on $140 after starting at $232, which i objected to. Don't like having to re-negotiate at the counter when price is in the email confirmation.
10.0 Excellent
26 Oct 2016
Pros: I loved how quickly I was able to secure the rental at a great price.
Cons: I didn't like the fact that I couldn't identify what the $45 charge actually covered so I believe I ended up paying double for some portion of the insurance because I could identify exactly what that fee covered...even after reading the email.
8.4 Excellent
27 Oct 2016
Customer service
Pros: Everyone was friendly
Cons: My reservation was at a different location. So I ended up cxl the first res and going to the counter. The gentleman tried to charge me $385, then $285, and then I booked it for $136 online for same rental. I have a newborn with me and just felt like they weren't very helpful after a long day of travel and traveling w an infant alone and with luggage. I tried to extend for 3 hours and ended up paying for an extra day. I was charged for gas when I filled it up right around the corner. So then I had to go to the counter again to resolve that issue. Just felt like they could have been a tad more compassionate and accommodating. I'll think twice before renting w Avis again.
9.6 Excellent
21 Dec 2016
Pros: Very quick check-in.
5.2 Okay
5 Jan 2017
Paid for an SUV, received a small compact, Nissan
Pros: great friendly service
Cons: paid for an SUV, received a small compact.
Rated no. 6
Enterprise
6.5 Good (30 reviews)
6 locations in Kansas City
Enterprise
Locations in Kansas City
1146 West 103rd Street
+1 816 942 2322
3543 Main
+1 816 931 1208
466 Paris St
+1 833 338 3316
600 Grand Blvd
+1 816 842 4700
9400 Troost Ave
+1 816 941 2500
9425 Holmes Rd
+1 816 216 5499
  • 6.6
  • 6.6
  • 6.5
  • 6.5
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
5.6 Okay
4 May 2017
Cancelled due to different the pick up - drop off points
Pros: Easy to reserve through Kayak. Easy to Cancel through Kayak with no penalty fees. Attractive rental fee.
Cons: Wanted pick up and delivery at MCI (KC airport), instead the reservation would have required me to pick up in downtown KC and drop off in Independence MO. Who does that? Not apparent at time of selecting car that it was not at the Airport and that pick up and drop off weren't even at the same location. Rather unlikely that I would use Kayak or Enterprise again for car rental.
5.6 Okay
14 Nov 2016
Expensive
Pros: I was happy about the ease to get the rental.
Cons: I was unhappy with the cost. It was so different than what was projected on Kayak.com
6.0 Good
20 Mar 2017
Good service, dirty car
Pros: Good service. They gave me a 10% discount because of the dirty car.
Cons: The car hadn't been dusted or cleaned in a while. There was still spare change and wrappers from a previous driver on the floor and a layer of dust cabs grime on everything.
7.6 Good
29 Mar 2017
Cons: I was not familiar with the area. I went on line and ordered the car. Apparently it was a a city location and not the airport so it cost me another $43 total. Judy
2.0 Mediocre
10 May 2017
Cons: The car wasn't available, they had no cars.
9.2 Excellent
23 Aug 2017
Pros: Easy to get to rental location, numerous shuttles. Well maintained. Easy to pick up and drop off car.
8.0 Excellent
1 Feb 2019
Pros: Yes friendly staff and they accommodated me
Cons: Van was not cleaned and had a bad smell inside
10.0 Excellent
14 May 2019
Pros: Staff was AMAZING! Quick, friendly service and not feeling rushed at all
Cons: Nothing! It was great, very accommodating
2.0 Mediocre
2 Jan 2018
Nothing like surprises to get your adrenaline up B4 a trip!
Pros: I liked finding that my car was reserved for me at a location 40 miles from the nearest location. I liked that they did not have any full size cars left BUT they were willing to up grade me to a Larger car IF I paid the full rental price.
Cons: I didn't like the delay. I did not like making my first stop to a gas station to top off my car. I did not like driving through the car wash to get the pigeon poop and salt spray off my vehicle-That was $7 unreimbursed.. I could go on but nobody is going to read this much less do anything about it.
2.0 Mediocre
9 Jun 2018
I did not get the car
Cons: When I arrived at the store after a 45 min Lyft ride that cost me $26, I was informed they were out of cars.
Rated no. 7
Budget
5.9 Okay (30 reviews)
2 locations in Kansas City
Budget
Locations in Kansas City
618 East 99th Street
+1 816 943 1000
703 London Drive
+1 816 243 5757
  • 5.6
  • 6.6
  • 6.1
  • 5.5
  • 5.7
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
28 Oct 2016
Car was not available
Cons: Despite booking a compact car ahead of time and calling to confirm, the only thing they had available when we landed was an SUV. We ended up needing to use a different vendor and pay more last minute.
10.0 Excellent
2 Apr 2018
K C Trip
Pros: Easy pick upon arrival and easy return.
6.0 Good
26 Feb 2019
Cons: Car class reserved was not available, an intermediate sedan. The only options available were gas guzzling sports car or mini van.
7.2 Good
2 Nov 2015
Pros: was able to exchange for a sedan for my last day
Cons: reserved a minivan, was given a 'bus' - was a huge vehicle to drive/get into. wouldn't fit in the hotel garage so had to sit ouside
2.0 Mediocre
4 Nov 2015
Line so long I went to Alamo
Cons: Huge line never moved.
4.8 Okay
11 Nov 2015
All we have left are big cars
Pros: No waiting to pick up my car.
Cons: Online I reserved a subcompact to make driving and parking in the city easy. At the counter Budget gave me a Pathfinder SUV. When I decline that they gave me a mid-size Chevy Impala and said there were no other choices. What is the point of requesting a car size when they give you whatever they want?
10.0 Excellent
17 Sep 2016
Pros: Friendly and extremely attentive to my need to ruxsh
6.0 Good
8 Feb 2017
There wasn't really anything over and above what I
Pros: Car was clean
Cons: My flight was delayed over three hours, but I ended up waiting at the airport because the car was due back by 12:45. Had I tried to go explore Kansas City for those three hours, I would have had to pay another day. I really wish there was a policy or something in place that I could extend my rental a few hours in the case of something like this. Even if you just prorated a day, I would gladly pay for it over waiting at the airport. I know that's probably difficult to plan for, but just an idea.
4.4 Okay
20 May 2017
no vans when we arrived
Cons: No vans when we arrived to pick up. Agents socializing with each other and on their phones instead of talking to us, explaining the situation. Gave us a 15 pax bus instead, too big for what we needed. As we walked out to an Explorer, we were told that was the only option, 3 mini vans pulled up cleaned and ready to go. I had to go back inside and do all the paper work again. TIme spent at Budget-1 and 1/2 hours! Ridiculous.
10.0 Excellent
26 Jun 2017
Good choice
Pros: Great customer service had no problem checkin- in or out
Cons: Pricing from 3rd party was of by a couple of dollars
Rated no. 8
Payless
7.5 Good (9 reviews)
1 location in Kansas City
Payless
Locations in Kansas City
1 Nassau Circle
+1 816 464 2100
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
9.2 Excellent
17 Dec 2015
Pros: Short wait time, efficient service
Cons: Instructions for returning the car were not clear (there was no attendant receiving returns when I arrived: do we leave the key in it or return it to the desk?) but this was answered quickly.
10.0 Excellent
17 Nov 2015
Great service, great price, great car
Pros: The service at the rental counter was very friendly, and the car was exactly as advertised. The car was very new (less than 3000 miles), and in perfect condition. The price was less than the other companies in the same rental car center at KCI.
Cons: Nothing, it was a good experience all the way.
5.2 Okay
2 May 2016
Incorrect info
Pros: Staff was courteous
Cons: I chose Payless because on kayak it stated it was located in the airport and I paid more assuming I didn't have to take a shuttle off site. All car rentals were offsite so not worth paying more. I was disappointed that kayak didn't have updated info. Separate issue.... When returning the vehicle, they said I should go inside and wait in line for a receipt. This is the only car rental company that doesn't use a handheld device to print receipt for customer in the parking lot. Get with the times!!
8.0 Excellent
9 Aug 2016
Pros: ALL WAS GOOD
6.0 Good
10 Sep 2016
Cons: Counter guy failed to return my license and credit card at pick up. I did not notice until later that evening, too late to take care of the problem until next day. Had to interrupt my plans to make return trek to airport to retrieve items. Different people working but no one seemed too concerned.
7.6 Good
10 Oct 2016
Pros: Affordable, friendly sales reps who issued and received the car.
Cons: The car could have been cleaner--the body could have been wiped down to remove dust and water spots.
9.6 Excellent
28 Oct 2016
Pros: Easy pick up and drop off. Decent upgrade rate.
10.0 Excellent
19 Dec 2016
Pros: Perfect and easy rental
2.0 Mediocre
11 Jan 2017
Accepts reservations for times they know they are
Pros: They left the tv on when they left so I was entertained while trying to make other arrangements
Cons: Made the reservation so that I could drive 60 miles from the airport to a funeral. My flight landed at 9:45pm and I had reserved for 10pm. Arrived at the rental location at 10:05 to find that they had completely closed at 10 and were nowhere to be found.
Rated no. 9
National
national
7.4 Good (2 reviews)
1 location in Kansas City
National
Locations in Kansas City
1 Nassau Cir
+1 844 868 8502
  • 7.0
  • 7.0
  • 7.0
  • 8.0
  • 8.0
Recent reviews
8.8 Excellent
28 Oct 2015
Pros: Very efficient process for pickup and return. Car model (Ford Focus) was somewhat noisy on the highway, but good overall.
Cons: Some trash was left in the car from the previous renter. Nothing terrible however. Candy wrapper and some used paper.
6.0 Good
28 Nov 2018
Pros: I did not go into the place so I can't really say it was excellent or poor. I just dropped the car off and left in another car out of there.
Rated no. 10
Ace
6.3 Good (9 reviews)
1 location in Kansas City
Ace
Locations in Kansas City
In Terminal
+1 816 464 2100
  • 6.2
  • 6.7
  • 6.0
  • 6.7
  • 6.0
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay
25 Oct 2015
Their car classes are way off
Pros: The guy at the check in counter was very very although at drop off they were closed so we used the drop box.
Cons: I switched from dollar to Ace because for the same price is get a full size car opposed to an intermediate car. Well Ace full size cars are a tiny little Kia that was smaller than the corolla I would've gotten at Dollar for same price. Also the car smelled of smoke really bad and was bothersome the entire week. Not a good experience and I would make a different choice next rental that will not be Ace.
2.0 Mediocre
2 Dec 2016
Cons: They would not rent me the car as I was a Kansas resident. They do not rent to locals. You need to know this! Don't advertise their services if the renter resides locally.
6.0 Good
22 Feb 2017
Pros: The customer service agent was great! She was very kind and thorough.
Cons: The car was a bit clunky, and while it ran fine, it made some weird noises. The check out/in process was a little old school with copying documents and lots of signing.
6.0 Good
21 Mar 2017
Pros: Easy location at the Kansas city airport.
Cons: Slow service. Found out it was due to loss of manager. Scrambling to pick up the pieces can always be tough.
6.8 Good
25 Apr 2017
Poor customer service on the front side
Pros: The car was perfect for my needs, which were minimal - no extensive driving. The young man who assisted me with my drop-off of the car provided excellent customer service. He was very polite, he met me at the car, advised me of the procedure, checked me out, met me inside and gave me a receipt.
Cons: Surly attitude & poor customer service of the agent, who handled my pickup, who tried to upsell me to a bigger car, not very polite & delivered the car to a curb 10 yds from where I was standing. Altho' I was on crutches w/a a suitcase, he made no attempt to assist me. In fact, he jumped out of the car after popping the trunk, left the car running & disappeared inside, leaving me to hobble over to the car unattended. Deeply disappointing. I have already told several people about this and will tell more.
10.0 Excellent
20 May 2017
No problem
Pros: Easy & courteous pick up and drop off both. Car was perfectly adequate (it was a Nissan Rouge and in truth, I thought it felt cheap but who cares? I was driving it for 3 days, not buying it). Price was excellent. Car was clean. No problem!
Cons: I didn't love the car itself but it got the job done.
6.8 Good
23 May 2017
Pros: Good and quick reception and checkout Clean car Response to lockout by Louis was excellent Pleasant and efficient return process
Cons: Confusing exit and entry into rental lot. Poor signage. Manual single lock and roll up windows. Manual lock system contributed to my locking keys in running car. I was nervous about repeating a lockout for the rest of the rental.
5.2 Okay
16 Aug 2017
Cons: Pickup process had to wait for service. Only one guy working the desk and he was doing everything No cruise control on your cars. Huge issue!
10.0 Excellent
12 Nov 2017
Friendly staff
Pros: The staff, both at pick-up and drop-off were very friendly. The car was clean and well-maintained. Their prices are very good, so I would certainly use them again!
Easirent
easirent
3 locations in Kansas City
Easirent
Locations in Kansas City
Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport
Johnson County Executive Airport
Kansas City International Airport
Sunnycars
sunnycars
2 locations in Kansas City
Sunnycars
Locations in Kansas City
1 Nassau Cir
648 Madrid Avenue
364 travellers who rented a car in Kansas City gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.6

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Top tips for renting a car in Kansas City

  • Kansas City, like most cities in the U.S., depends highly on car transportation. There simply is no more efficient or better way to get around town, whether you plan on catching a Kansas City Chiefs game at Arrowhead Stadium or you are just going out to eat.
  • Looking to pick up a hire car for your time in Kansas City? Travelers with flights landing at Kansas City International Airport can take the hire car shuttle from the airport terminals to the hire car center, where they will find numerous hire car companies.
  • Though Kansas City is not that far north, it still experiences some pretty harsh winters. Snow and ice can quickly blanket roads, and drivers should be prepared for wintery weather if they visit in the colder months of the year. Drivers not confident in their ability to handle the snow should make sure to drive extra carefully and to check the weather regularly so they aren’t caught out in a storm.
  • Nobody likes to be stuck in rush hour and, with a bit of preparation, nobody has to be. In Kansas City the morning rush hour goes from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and then picks back up again in the afternoon at around 3:30 p.m. and goes until 7:00 p.m. throughout much of the metropolitan area. Some of the streets to avoid during rush hour include I-35, the southern portion of I-435 and I-70. The worst streets are all highways primarily because of the high volume of commuters going into and out of the city for work.
  • Book your rental car in Kansas City at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Premium rental cars in Kansas City are around 5% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Kansas City

What is the most popular rental car in Kansas City?

Premium (Ford Transit or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Kansas City.

What is the best rental car company in Kansas City?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Kansas City are Alamo (8.7, 6707 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 12932 reviews), and Avis (7.6, 2308 reviews).

How can I find car rentals near me in Kansas City?

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

How much does a Premium car rental cost in Kansas City?

A Premium car rental in Kansas City costs $187 per day, on average.

How much does a Compact car rental cost in Kansas City?

A Compact car rental in Kansas City costs $197 per day, on average.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Kansas City?

Large cars such as trucks and SUVs are some of the most popular cars in Kansas City and visitors may want to keep that in mind when choosing a hire vehicle. However, smaller vehicles are also very popular, so your choice of vehicle is truly your own prerogative. Finding parking is also a non-issue for even the largest of vehicles as the city’s parking spaces are large and plentiful.

What's the speed limit in Kansas City?

Kansas City sees a range of speed limits from 30 mph to 55 mph on its roads, with speed limits largely determined by the size of the road and whether or not it is in a residential area. Outside of the city, speed limits on highways and interstates are usually 70 mph with the occasional increase to 75 mph.

How are gas prices in Kansas City?

Drivers will be happy to hear that Kansas City has some of the cheapest petrol in the U.S.A. On average, drivers can expect to pay a mere $2.00 per gallon, which is about as cheap as it gets in the U.S.

Where are the best places to park in Kansas City?

If you are in the central downtown area, parking garages are probably the most convenient option. The parking garages are plentiful and easy to find all over the city and are often quite cheap as well. If you are in the peripheral areas though, you may find streetside parking to be more convenient, as spots are readily available there.