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Rapid City Car Hire

Rapid City Car Hire

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Pick-up location Rapid City
Rental locations 10
Airport locations 8

Rapid City car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (6,538 reviews)
1 location in Rapid City
Alamo
Locations in Rapid City
4550 Terminal Rd
+1 605 393 2664
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Rated no. 2
Enterprise
8.5 Excellent (12,843 reviews)
2 locations in Rapid City
Enterprise
Locations in Rapid City
1254 E North St
+1 605 399 9939
4550 Terminal Rd
+1 605 393 4311
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Rated no. 3
Budget
budget
7.4 Good (4,177 reviews)
1 location in Rapid City
Budget
Locations in Rapid City
4550 Terminal Road, Suite 116
+1 605 393 0488
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Rated no. 4
Hertz
8.7 Excellent (62 reviews)
1 location in Rapid City
Hertz
Locations in Rapid City
4550 Terminal Road
+1 605 393 0160
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Rated no. 5
Avis
avis
8.8 Excellent (7 reviews)
1 location in Rapid City
Avis
Locations in Rapid City
4550 Terminal Road, Suite 107
+1 605 393 0740
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Rated no. 6
National
national
8.6 Excellent (13 reviews)
1 location in Rapid City
National
Locations in Rapid City
4550 Terminal Rd
+1 605 393 2664
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Eagle Rent A Car
eaglerac
1 location in Rapid City
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in Rapid City
2820 Harley Dr
Rent-A-Wreck
rentawreck
1 location in Rapid City
Rent-A-Wreck
Locations in Rapid City
1600 East Hwy 44
+1 605 348 3050
Sunnycars
sunnycars
1 location in Rapid City
Sunnycars
Locations in Rapid City
4550 Terminal Road

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When to book a hire car in Rapid City

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Top tips for renting a car in Rapid City

  • There is plenty to discover in and around Rapid City and the best way to ensure you get to see everything is by renting a car during your stay. The city has various places of interest like the Dinosaur Park, Skyline Wilderness Park, or Watiki Waterpark, but, being nestled next to various major national parks, it is also the perfect base for extended walks and hikes. With their own hire car, travelers are guaranteed maximum freedom to explore everything on their wish list.
  • There is a regional airport (RAP) east of the city and it features various onsite car hire agencies, so the easiest way to start your time in Rapid City is by picking up a car right there. Internationally acclaimed agencies like Avis, Hertz, and Enterprise offer their vehicles for travelers, and with a car you will be in Rapid City in approximately twenty minutes via the SD-44 W.
  • Driving in and around Rapid City during the winter can be adventurous, as the cold season can bring plenty of snow to the mountainous region. It is imperative to prepare for driving on snowy and icy roads when visiting in winter. First of all, ensure there are the appropriate tires on your hire car and consider renting additional snow chains if weather conditions are severe. Adjusting your speed and slowing down are important aspects when driving in wintery conditions, and remember to switch on your headlights so other cars can see you better.
  • Like every city, Rapid City has certain times in which traffic increases and main arterial roads can be clogged up. If possible, avoid driving through the city during the morning rush hour between 7 and 9 am and the evening rush hour from 5 to 8pm. Especially the I-190 and I-90 can face severe traffic increase during these times, with commuters coming in and out of Rapid City.
  • Book your rental car in Rapid City at least 6 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Rapid City are around 5% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Rapid City

What is the best hire car agency in Rapid City?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Rapid City are Alamo (8.7, 6538 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 12843 reviews), and Budget (7.4, 4177 reviews).

How can I find hire car agencies near me in Rapid City?

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

How much does a Economy car rental cost in Rapid City?

A Economy car rental in Rapid City costs $77 per day, on average.

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

A 4-wheel-drive car is certainly a wise option when visiting Rapid City, especially when planning to venture out into the National Forest. Good traction is required when driving up winding roads, or when driving on snow or ice. For the winter, check whether there is an ice scraper in the car, as you may need it.

What's the speed limit in Rapid City?

Depending on the area, the speed limit within city limits is between 20 mph and 40 mph. Always check the posted signs and street markings. On rural roads drivers can go up to 65 mph, provided the weather conditions permit it, and 80 mph can be driven on most freeways and interstates, but there are exceptions close to urban areas.

How are gas prices in Rapid City?

The average price for a gallon of petrol is about $2.55 in Rapid City. Lower rates may be available at petrol stations like Mobil or Sam’s Club. It is very important to always refill the tank completely before leaving the city limits for the remote mountainous areas, as there are few petrol stations in the remote corners.

Where are the best places to park in Rapid City?

Parking in Rapid City is a pleasant experience, as many city lots are free after 4 pm on weekdays and are entirely free on weekends. On-street parking is often without any charge for the first few hours, like parking on Main Street, for example. Metered parking is also available and costs around $0.50 per hour and is enforced Monday through Friday.