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Colorado Springs, CO, United States
29 Sep — 6 Oct
Same drop-off
Colorado Springs, CO, United States
Wed 29/9
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Wed 6/10
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Colorado Springs car hire information

Pick-up locationColorado Springs
Hire locations28
Airport locations10

Colorado Springs car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Budget
Best rated
8.4 Excellent (117 reviews)
5 locations in Colorado Springs
Budget
Locations in Colorado Springs
  • 8.5
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent3 Sep. 2021
I liked vehicle and the customer service On both locations. The cost should have been for (2) days, not (1) day.
10.0 Excellent19 Jul. 2021
Other than the fact that all rent cars are terribly expensive right now, it was great.
10.0 Excellent16 Jul. 2021
It was a fast check in and even faster return.
7.9 Good13 Jul. 2021
The car was dirty inside and out.
8.0 Excellent3 Jul. 2021
Staff was friendly, efficient, and helpful.I had reserved an economy car for a one-way rental. The only vehicle available was a GMC Yukon. This type of vehicle is much larger than what I am comfortable driving.
10.0 Excellent29 Jun. 2021
easy pick up and drop off no hassle upgrade cleannothing
8.0 Excellent21 Jun. 2021
Excellent staff..Had a problem with car and Zack handled it very well and easy. Location was away from the airport but easy to find and the prices were so much cheaper.
4.0 Okay14 Jun. 2021
NothingThey didn't have my reservation, so I had to look up my confirmation number. Finally they got me a car and it was just ok. A few issues with it made it very frustrating and therefore diminished the value of what was paid.
8.0 Excellent10 Jun. 2021
None
10.0 Excellent3 Jun. 2021
My Sedona had some broken chips under the 3rd row of seats
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Rated no. 2
Dollar
8.1 Excellent (117 reviews)
1 location in Colorado Springs
Dollar
Locations in Colorado Springs
  • 8.1
  • 8.1
  • 8.1
  • 8.2
  • 8
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent3 Jun. 2021
staff was friendlyneed to change their closing hrs. 8 pm is too early..also change engine light came on and was hard to get ahold of someone to ask if sh9uld continue driving
8.0 Excellent31 May 2021
Ease of pick up and drop offWas hoping for Chrysler style with stow and go seats. Made use difficult but we managed
6.0 Good26 May 2021
I prepaid everything well in advance, so as not to have surprises. Well too bad, the experience was not the best, they withdrew $ 200 from my credit card that was not planned, then they charged me more money for unexpected fees. They should be chlorine and say the total bill and other conditions that they never mentioned, really Dollar's offer was only a few dollars cheaper and it turned out to be hundreds of dollars more expensive than the others it was a total fraud, I felt robbed, no They tell the truth when renting, everything is a lie with every intention of stealing your money
2.0 Mediocre30 Nov. 2020
Didn't get to pick up rental car because they were closed.
10.0 Excellent10 Nov. 2020
Friendly staff, convenient on-site (airport) location
9.6 Excellent13 Aug. 2020
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
Staff was apologetic.There was no rental car available.
8.8 Excellent21 May 2020
Smoker was in the car previous to our use
4.4 Okay11 Feb. 2020
The staff was only one person and I got the key quickly.The walk to the car was the furthest way. Anything but a KIA. POS
5.2 Okay28 Dec. 2019
Staff was friendly.Cleanliness of vehicle and parking area to staff a little far away.
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Rated no. 3
Alamo
8.7 Excellent (73 reviews)
1 location in Colorado Springs
Alamo
Locations in Colorado Springs
  • 8.9
  • 8.9
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent11 Aug. 2020
Staff was very candid and helpful.Nothing could have been better.
10.0 Excellent7 Aug. 2018
great serviceEasy, convenient, no problems
10.0 Excellent31 Jul. 2018
Very efficient. Friendly, but one expects that.
8.0 Excellent28 Jul. 2018
Good experienceGood car and close, on-airport pickup and drop off.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
Fast and courteous service
10.0 Excellent15 May 2018
EasyEase of check in and check out.Can’t add a spouse for free.
10.0 Excellent15 Apr. 2018
Clean, quick and no issues.
2.0 Mediocre21 Mar. 2018
Couldnt rent a carCouldn'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
Excellent car was clean easy pick up and drop off
10.0 Excellent19 Jan. 2018
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 (94 reviews)
9 locations in Colorado Springs
Enterprise
Locations in Colorado Springs
  • 8.3
  • 8.4
  • 8.3
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent19 Jul. 2021
Getting a Car with a CD Player for Long Trips.
4.0 Okay16 Jun. 2021
The drop off was great and Noah was very helpful,but the original enterprise dealer called two hours before pickup to let us know they had no car for us . This cause great concern considering we needed the car for a memorial service for a decrease relative.If a company has a commitment to provide a service or product they should be held to fulfill that contact and not call two hours prior to pick up staying they don't have become we had asked for. We were extremely dissappointed but mad. They managed to come up with car at a different location but not the one we asked for and asked for two weeks prior to pick up.
2.0 Mediocre17 Apr. 2021
nothing . our car I booked was not availablehave a vehicle
4.0 Okay22 Mar. 2021
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.Getting the right vehicle.
10.0 Excellent16 Mar. 2021
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
The staff was super friendly and helpful. We appreciated the whole experience and will not rent from anyone else.We can’t think of anything they could have done better.
9.2 Excellent28 Sep. 2020
YesCar was not very clean inside, considering Covid restrictions. Someone had also smoked in the car, previously.
10.0 Excellent15 Sep. 2020
Friendly staff, accommodating drop-off and pick up was easy.
10.0 Excellent6 Aug. 2020
The staff was friendly and helpful and the drop off was easy.
7.6 Good3 Aug. 2020
Staff was friendly. Easy drop off.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.
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Rated no. 5
Avis
7.7 Good (46 reviews)
4 locations in Colorado Springs
Avis
Locations in Colorado Springs
  • 7.9
  • 8.3
  • 7.6
  • 7.8
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent15 Aug. 2021
I have been traveling to Colorado since 2019 due to my Dad’s terminal illness and used this location every trip. The staff has been very friendly and not only remember me but remember the reason I was traveling. They would always ask about Dad. Now that Dad has passed I am regularly traveling back to check on Mom. The staff care, they are not just doing a job. Thank you! See you in 2 months.
3.9 Mediocre22 Jul. 2021
I wish they would have honored a previous reservation deal I had
6.0 Good16 Jun. 2021
Very upset that l didn’t get my contract and billing emailed to me as promised! I called the next day and followed up and still nothing. My email address is bobjacobs58@sbcglobal.net. I looked in my spam also.
8.0 Excellent11 Jun. 2021
Hours of operation for pick-up/drop off limited A single harried employee who worked hard, fast and efficiently, but one person can only do so much
10.0 Excellent23 May 2021
Staff was very friendly and caring for my needs.
10.0 Excellent28 Feb. 2021
Nothing, friendly office
7.6 Good4 Aug. 2020
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
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
Staff was amazingly helpful, upgraded us to a bigger vehicle for a cheaper price. Very friendly, definitely recommend them. Will absolutely use againGreat service
10.0 Excellent12 Nov. 2019
Is always friendly. Very helpfulnothing
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Rated no. 6
Hertz
7.2 Good (69 reviews)
4 locations in Colorado Springs
Hertz
Locations in Colorado Springs
  • 7.2
  • 7.2
  • 7.1
  • 7.5
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
3.9 Mediocre16 Sep. 2021
Upon arriving to pick up my rental, I was given a vehicle with 75K miles and a bald right front tire. The second selection they wanted to give me was an upscale SUV that got 19 mpg and had three bald tires unsafe for any travel. Finally, the 3rd choice was a recent return minivan that I cleaned out the trash inside and took to a car wash to clean the bugs off the windows. While the young man that helped me was very polite and understood my issues, this should not be the case with a name like Hertz. All was good in the end and I did receive the minivan I needed.
3.9 Mediocre14 Aug. 2021
Car was dirty. Looks like it wasn’t cleaned from last rental. Bugs still on grill and lights, crumbs on seats, windows were smeared and had a film on them and car stunk like Chinese food. Also car had a bad shake when we got up to freeway speeds. Overall one of the worst rentals I’ve had.
3.9 Mediocre6 Aug. 2021
old cars with dents. understaffed
10.0 Excellent4 Aug. 2021
The car and experience was perfect!! Very expensive. I know it’s the timing of the rental ( COVID ).
3.9 Mediocre21 Jul. 2021
Car was filthy, desperately needed wiper blades, rental cars are way overpriced these days, mine was a 2019, with 64000 miles on it!
8.0 Excellent13 Jun. 2021
The staff in Colorado Springs and in Wilmington were very friendly and efficient. The Toyota Sequoia was very, very comfortable which made the trip enjoyable.I requested Serius XM in the vehicle but were never had it. One thing to improve is the time frame spent on trying to contact a PERSON when calling the Hertz 1-800 customer service number. The automated system kept telling me to go to hertz.com but the website did not help me with possibly correcting the issue with the satellite radio. That was very frustrating. You need to pay more people to answer the customer service phone number especially during the summer when more people are traveling.
8.0 Excellent30 Mar. 2021
Pickup was a good experience. The two employees at the Hertz location were very professionalI 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
Close proximity to my location. Nice staff
10.0 Excellent26 Feb. 2021
Pick up and drop off were really quick and easy. Also, very affordable rates.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
Holiday price gouging
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Rated no. 7
National
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Colorado Springs
National
Locations in Colorado Springs
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent10 Jul. 2018
Roomy vehicle. Comfortable price! Waited up late to help us get car.Nothing.
Easirent
1 location in Colorado Springs
Easirent
Locations in Colorado Springs
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in Colorado Springs
Sunnycars
Locations in Colorado Springs
Recent reviews
U-Save
1 location in Colorado Springs
U-Save
Locations in Colorado Springs
Recent reviews
517 travellers who hired a car in Colorado Springs gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.1

Car hire locations in or near Colorado Springs

Good to know

Most popular car type

Full-size

When to book a car hire in Colorado Springs

Average daily price per month
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Car hire excess insurance in Colorado Springs

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Colorado Springs car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Colorado Springs.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Colorado Springs car rental.

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 car hire 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 hire companies in Colorado Springs are Alamo (8.7, 128 reviews), Enterprise (8.4, 157 reviews), and Budget (8.4, 125 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Colorado Springs is $4.85 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $58 and $78, depending on the car size.

  • Full-size (Audi A4 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Colorado Springs.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Denver Intl airport include Thrifty, Alamo, Hertz, Budget, Dollar, Sixt, Advance Car And Truck Rental, Enterprise, Fox and Avis.

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

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

  • A Full-size car hire in Colorado Springs costs $102 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.