Denver car hire

Denver car hire

Search hundreds of hire car sites at once for hire car deals in Denver

Denver, CO, United States
25 Oct — 1 Nov
Same drop-off
Denver, CO, United States
Mon 25/10
Noon
Mon 1/11
Noon
Driver's age:

Search hundreds of hire car sites at once for hire car deals in Denver

Denver car hire information

Pick-up locationDenver
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, People mover, Premium, Premium SUV, Standard, Standard SUV
Hire locations60
Airport locations25
Popular agenciesAlamo, Avis, Budget, Thrifty

Cheap car hire in Denver

Economy$54/day
Compact$57/day
Intermediate$59/day
Standard$62/day
Full-size$64/day
People mover$94/day
Full-size SUV$93/day
Premium$76/day
Luxury$131/day
Premium SUV$129/day
Intermediate SUV$92/day
Standard SUV$93/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Denver car hire reviews and directory

From $43/dayRated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
8 Excellent (1166 reviews)
12 locations in Denver
Enterprise
Locations in Denver
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
  • 8
  • 7.9
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
7.9 Good27 Aug. 2021
This was my first rental with enterprise and we had the car for two months! Pick-up close to 2 hours but this was partially because the overall situation is bad! No matter where you go, businesses are short staffed! They were very friendly and helpful! Unfortunately the car was not very clean! It was already dark at pickup so we didn’t see it right away. Besides that, we were able to solve most issues and we received a discount! I would go back and give them a second chance, they deserve it! We drove 7900 miles and the car had no issues! Hope the industry goes back to pre-COVID pricing and car availability!
1.9 Horrible21 Aug. 2021
The car was fine, except the seat was crazy uncomfortable after driving a while. My back hurt so bag after I had to lay down for an hour.
10.0 Excellent15 Aug. 2021
Matthew at the Denver airport Enterprise is AMAZING! He went above and beyond to make sure I had the right car for my long road trip. Please pass this along to his manager!
7.9 Good3 Aug. 2021
All went well. We had to wait about 30 minutes for our vehicle as the crew in the back couldn’t turn around vehicles quick enough with a short staff. Other than that, good experience.
5.9 Okay1 Aug. 2021
Unfortunately the price difference between picking up at the airport and offsite is huge, and there is no way to easily tell the the office closet to the airport, with appropriate hours of operation, so I had to take a $50 lyft ride to get to the rental office (offsite from the airport-- which I am told, still saved me money on the overall rental).
3.9 Mediocre28 Jul. 2021
Car needs to be retired. Speed control hardly ever worked and the passenger seat was the most uncomfortable car seat I've sat in for decades. Hourly stops to change drivers to the better driver's seat were mandatory. Sad, sad car.
10.0 Excellent19 Jul. 2021
We wanted to save a few dollars by going off airport site so we grabbed an uber over. We were not disappointed- no lines, awesome customer service. It was not the cattle processing station the airport pickup has. Very happy.
5.9 Okay19 Jul. 2021
Long wait(45 min) for an available car at pickup
1.9 Horrible9 Jul. 2021
They have me a dirty car with a tire that had a slow leak in it. When I tried to tell them about the tire they said it was just the sensor but I had to put air in it twice because it was visibly low.
4.0 Okay27 Jun. 2021
Very nice carCar wasn’t available at the airport, which is what I requested
Show more reviews
From $41/dayRated no. 2
Advantage
6 Good (1005 reviews)
1 location in Denver
Advantage
Locations in Denver
  • 6.2
  • 6.6
  • 5.6
  • 5.4
  • 6
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent11 May 2021
Easy processIf it could be more affordable
2.0 Mediocre15 May 2020
They would not rent us the car because we are Colorado residentsCould have told us about their policy of not renting larger vehicles to Colorado residents when we reserved the car so we could have reserved a car elsewhere
6.0 Good20 Feb. 2020
Best pricePick up line was really long and office was very dusty.... Was thankful they were able to fulfill our reservation as there were very few cars available.
10.0 Excellent18 Feb. 2020
Quick shuttlesSnow scraper in the car. We had to ask for one.
2.0 Mediocre18 Feb. 2020
The reservation had no car reserved!!!
5.6 Okay14 Feb. 2020
The first person who assisted me was very nice and help me getting a better car for the snow so I upgraded to a 4x4 SUV my renthaving the car clean no with mud and dust and papers and stuff inside plus with wash fluid because at the middle of my trip from Denver to Vail I got the low wash fluid sign the first time I used it so obviously before getting to Vail I ran out of wash fluid in the middle of a snow storm which made the beginning of my trip very dangerous because of a lack of supervision from your company which delivered a car which has recently dropped at your facilities, very bad honestly.
2.0 Mediocre14 Feb. 2020
I tried to cancel the reservation as there were duplicates made and all parties kept passing me off to someone else.
4.0 Okay12 Feb. 2020
The lady who assisted us in dropping off the car was very pleasant and I appreciated that, as it was very cold and early. The shuttle to the airport was prompt and helpful.I had reserved a car for around $200 online. When I arrived (after standing in a line for over 30 minutes) I was told that I had to have an AWD vehicle by state law. I "was lucky" and they had 1 AWD vehicle left in stock. It took my total to $755. If that is the case, why even have the other vehicles available to rent in the first place? I saw plenty of people driving non-AWD rental cars and they presumably didn't get fined. I was also urged to purchase a toll pass for $9.99/day because "I would definitely go through multiple tolls". I didn't go through one toll and had to pay $69.93 for nothing. It seems like a big scam and rip off. I hope that NO ONE is taken "advantage" of like I was again.
7.2 Good9 Feb. 2020
Farah, who welcomed me at the counter, was very personable and professional.The car was dirty inside and out. probably due to the previous day's snowstorm. In addition, the gas tank was not full although hard to tell from the gauge. It was only obvious when refilling.
4.0 Okay9 Feb. 2020
Not much other than the car worked fine and was availableNot being snaked into a price that wasn’t real. Upon arrival I find out I “need” a 4 wheel drive. There goes an additional 100 bucks to my charge. The staff who helped me was cold and unwelcoming.
Show more reviews
From $62/dayRated no. 3
Fox
5 Okay (2530 reviews)
1 location in Denver
Fox
Locations in Denver
  • 5.1
  • 5.5
  • 4.8
  • 4.6
  • 5.3
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay18 Oct. 2021
Just dont go here. Its worth the extra money to skip the troubles. They'll scam you. I got a flat tire and couldnt get in touch with their roadside assistance then they said it would be $100 so we just called AAA and now we might get charged for a brand new tire. They'll find any way to dip you out of your security deposit.
6.0 Good18 Oct. 2021
The pick up point was very bare bones and under staffed. The pick up shuttle took about 30 minutes to pick us up while we stood in the cold night air. They expected us to inspect a dirty black car in pitch black. Fortunately we had a flashlight. Their was no major damage but every panel of the car was scratched or chipped. It looked like it had already gone through a ski season or two. On the the other hand the price was good. They didn't mark up gas like most places. Drop off went smooth. The car drove well, had plenty of room and had great gas mileage.
10.0 Excellent18 Oct. 2021
The person who worked with us on setting up the rental (Meagan) with FOX was excellent and super helpful. She even gave us restaurant recommendations for some of the areas that we planned on driving. The vehicle had some crumbs and such in the back seat that looked like it hadn't been cleaned before we got it, but that didn't really bother us as we loaded it full of our own adventures during the week. Overall, great experience and will be looking to book with them in the future for our rental needs.
10.0 Excellent18 Oct. 2021
Jay was a great help in checking us out quickly and efficiently. Fox was a good last minute deal, and got in and out quickly
1.9 Horrible17 Oct. 2021
Despite me indicating that I wasn't going to prepay for fuel, got hit with the pre-pay charge after I filled the tank and brought it back. There was minimal interaction when I returned the car and no receipt was given. In all fairness, called them but billing dept. was closed. So will give them another call to see if I can get this resolved.
1.9 Horrible16 Oct. 2021
The day before I left, my credit card was hacked. I was able to get my new credit card loaded into my phone with Apple Pay, but unfortunately was not able to get the physical one. I was hoping to be able to either put a larger security deposit down on my debit card or use my apple pay CC, but apparently Fox doesn’t allow it. I understand policies are policies, but I have NEVER had someone “inform” me so rudely. She stated that “I already know that it is against Fox policy to allow debit cards”… and I know that how? I called back and reached another gentleman who actually put in some effort and tried to make it work, but unfortunately was not able to. Thankfully Kayak was able to process me a refund, and I was able to take my business to Enterprise who, not only was able to accept a debit card, they even accepted my Apple Pay CC to save me some money AND upgrade me to a nicer car at no extra cost. Beyond that, they had amazing customer service, a very clean place of business, and their cars matched that cleanliness and quality. Enterprise earned a loyal customer, and Fox earned a poor review.
1.9 Horrible13 Oct. 2021
We booked since the website said debit cards were accepted. When we got there, we found out they were not, and we were not able to get a car.
7.9 Good13 Oct. 2021
Waited outside at Denver airport to be picked up for over 30 minutes. Had to call fox’s corporate number to tell them there was now a group of folks waiting and who knows if that is why someone finally came. There coincidentally was no one to pick up on the other side of Denver airport so I’m guessing someone was forgetting about us. Otherwise quick pickup and easy. The car was muddy and dirty on the inside from mud which makes me wonder if they disinfected. No towelettes or anything provided to self-clean. Car was good though and the rest of the experience was very good. Great value but value came with the need for patience and Grace I normally don’t afford.
1.9 Horrible12 Oct. 2021
Customer Service. Cancelling, refund, transfer, everything was frustrating and there was no way to solve any of the issues.
5.9 Okay11 Oct. 2021
We got a great car and the staff was very nice. However, at the check-in desk we were told we would be charged one thing when we were actually charged triple that. Watch out for hidden fees. They even had a $67 charge for the airport shuttle. Had I known that, I would have Uber both ways for less than half of that.
Show more reviews
From $44/dayRated no. 4
Alamo
8.7 Excellent (744 reviews)
1 location in Denver
Alamo
Locations in Denver
  • 8.7
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.8
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
7.9 Good15 Oct. 2021
Everything was simple and easy.
10.0 Excellent14 Oct. 2021
The RAV 4 was better than anticipated. But the interior showed a lot of wear for for only 40+ K miles.
10.0 Excellent13 Oct. 2021
It was very easy to rent a car from Alamo at the Denver airport. We got an upgrade to a larger vehicle and loved the extra space. Pick up and drop off we’re fast and efficient.
5.9 Okay5 Oct. 2021
car wasn't very clean on the interior. Long lines to pick up car. Self-check is the way to go to avoid some lines. Do whatever you can do to go straight to your car when your picking it up rather than going to general pick-up area.
5.9 Okay3 Oct. 2021
pick up was easy and convenient. The condition of the van however was poor. Not clean on the inside, food on the floor
5.9 Okay25 Sep. 2021
I was very comfortable. And while running easy to drop off unless you wanted to change your card and pay with a different card. Did not tell us how to recharge the battery so we needed to use gas. Told us if we bought gas through them we could bring it back on empty and it would be much cheaper than filling up at a gas station which was not the case they charged us $66 for a tank of gas car had dirty wipes in it when we got it and we needed to add an extra day even though on the app it said modify you could not through either app had to call to add an extra day. Which is where the ridiculous price came in for one extra dayIt came to 260 something dollars more.!
7.9 Good20 Sep. 2021
Denver airport is a nightmare! Not easy to find the return
10.0 Excellent29 Aug. 2021
The rental process went smoothly. I did have a couple of questions ahead of the start date, which were answered well by Alamo staff. The cost was rather high, but I understand the stresses on the system imposed by the pandemic. Staff was efficient and helpful.
10.0 Excellent24 Aug. 2021
The car was not very clean
7.9 Good4 Aug. 2021
Reserved Ford Fusion but given Chevy Equinox due to availability. Happy with change. However, this was still the most expensive car I ever rented. Prices for rentals are insane.
Show more reviews
From $46/dayRated no. 5
Sixt
7.8 Good (751 reviews)
3 locations in Denver
Sixt
Locations in Denver
  • 8.1
  • 8.2
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent18 Oct. 2021
Very quick pickup and return.
10.0 Excellent17 Oct. 2021
I will go out of my way to rent from Sixt at Union Station in Denver. Thanks so much for sending me there!
1.9 Horrible14 Oct. 2021
This rental “company” are scammers! They claimed I made damages to the vehicle, a large crack on the windshield. I absolutely did NOT! I would have noticed a giant crack in the window! They are scammers and people have reported this all over the internet. Do not rent form them!
5.9 Okay14 Oct. 2021
Car was nice. Booking was easy. Car was *extremely* expensive. It felt like Kayak/Sixt was taking advantage of the massive Southwest airline flight cancellations.
10.0 Excellent9 Oct. 2021
Never used Sixt. Great service, clean car.
10.0 Excellent9 Oct. 2021
Great experience. Shuttle was very quick for pickup and drop off. Staff very friendly. Great car!
1.9 Horrible5 Oct. 2021
BE PREPARED TO LOSE MONEY TO "CANCELLATION FEES" I mistakenly reserved for the weekend before I needed the vehicle. At the same time, system only allowed "Pay Now" and "Pay Later/At Counter" grayed out. Noticed my error immediately as I hit send. Sent "Cancel Reservation" email immediately after. Was told I would get a refund "minus $100 cancellation fee I agreed to by choosing Pay Now" Argued the checkout page had grayed out Pay Later option, and Sixt held firm on "what I agreed to". This was a personal rental. Notified my employer Travel team of deceptive, possibly illegal practice so as to make sure additional renters get funneled into this "cancellation fee" abuse. Promptly made reservations with another company for the proper weekend and will always avoid Sixt.
7.9 Good5 Oct. 2021
CAR SMELLED OF SMOKE; IT WASN’T VERY CLEAN.
5.9 Okay1 Oct. 2021
This vehicle was great, until I had to turn on the wipers. I went from having some rain on the windshield that was a minor inconvenience to an absolute disaster and was unable to see anything on the road.
1.9 Horrible27 Sep. 2021
There were 0 cars available despite the fact we had made two reservations (one as a backup). We spent $50 to uber here and were stuck without a car. No one called ahead of time to tell us there were no cars and the man behind the desk offered no help.
Show more reviews
From $61/dayRated no. 6
Avis
7.2 Good (372 reviews)
6 locations in Denver
Avis
Locations in Denver
  • 7.5
  • 7.8
  • 7.1
  • 7
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible13 Oct. 2021
The dollar rental office was filthy with poor staffing and customers waiting for over an hour formic up. Flies and garbage over flowing. It was worse than third world and bathrooms were disgusting.
1.9 Horrible12 Oct. 2021
Price line quoted one rate and Avis charged double the amount, no clarity on bill. I am charged double the price and no one there to answer Avis points to price line and price line points to avis in case of questions and clarity. Always book car in direct websites not via these services portals. Don’t relay on rates mentioned in these websites, everyone lotting money saying other’s names.
3.9 Mediocre28 Sep. 2021
I will not rent from here again. Waited over an hour for our rental due to multiple flight delays. Tires bald on the first car they gave us. Looked like it had already been in a pretty significant crash. Second car, upgraded to SUV, but car was assigned to someone else upon retrieval. Third car, upgraded to Mustang. Tires a little better, looked like it hadn’t been thoroughly cleaned. We thankfully made it through the mountains alive in a mustang. But again, won’t recommend and won’t rent from here again.
1.9 Horrible28 Sep. 2021
I arrived to pick up a vehicle only to be told they didn’t have any vehicles. They would call me if something came in, which wasn’t acceptable as I was leaving for a trip in less than two hours. What made it worse was that no one bothered to call me to let me know they didn’t have any inventory.
1.9 Horrible20 Sep. 2021
I had selected Denver international airport as the location. When I arrived at the airport Avis they did not have a reservation for me… your company failed to connect the dots on the arrival location for selected and the arrival location you sent to Avis. You failed.
1.9 Horrible20 Sep. 2021
Long line. Billed me for the wrong car
3.9 Mediocre20 Sep. 2021
The car was exactly what we asked for. Unfortunately there was a 2 hour wait to pick it up at the Denver Airport at 11 pm.
1.9 Horrible19 Sep. 2021
Miss leading From Denver airport it’s across town
10.0 Excellent15 Sep. 2021
Better GPS unit.
3.9 Mediocre14 Sep. 2021
The pick up and drop off location was incorrect so final cost was too much! Lines were long, over an hour to check in even with Avis app.
Show more reviews
From $60/dayRated no. 7
Budget
6.7 Good (674 reviews)
6 locations in Denver
Budget
Locations in Denver
  • 7.1
  • 7.3
  • 6.6
  • 6.4
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible12 Oct. 2021
My experience with Budget at the Denver airport was poor from the start. There was a line out of the door and only two people working. When I dropped the car off they told me I was all set but did not check my car in. They charged me an extra day and when I had the car they put a $1,000 hold on my bank account. When trying to resolve this, the phone system they have is absolutely horrible. Budget will not be who I use in the future.
10.0 Excellent10 Oct. 2021
Excellent service from pickup through drop off. Counter agent was quick and efficient. At drop off it was a quick thank you and I was on the bus to the terminal. All rental car prices at Denver airport are high so Budget was best price, but still crazy expensive.
10.0 Excellent4 Oct. 2021
Everything was perfect. If I have to complain about something it would only be the care was not clean.
10.0 Excellent26 Sep. 2021
Really a good pickup and dropoff experience, Best - Personnel all outgoing, knolgable and go out of their way helpful, making for a nice friendly and efficient experience. Maybe possible improvements - we had a large amount of luggage and other items to bring back. Maybe have a larger area where the main party of your group could stay togerher with the the group's travel items, while the group's checker-in navigates the line for veichle assignment and pickup?
1.9 Horrible24 Sep. 2021
Overall - I will never use Budget again. Pick up and drop off was terrible. We waited over 2 hours to get a car that we booked 1 month in advance. There was a lot of angry customers looking for help or waiting for cars. Budget charged us an additional $250 then the original quote (was not additional charges or reimbursed). The car fuel gauge wasn't working when we picked up the car. 1 out of 5 rating...
1.9 Horrible20 Sep. 2021
The company had NO cars, 20 due in with no expectation when they would arrive. Attendant offered that I call Budget headquarters, but advised it was a one hour hold. I canceled a reservation with Toro because I have never had this problem before though I know rental cars were scarce. Do better- communicate with them to assure there is availability.
1.9 Horrible20 Sep. 2021
Sleezy upsell approaches at the counter. First car had a dead key fob. Second car was not in the assigned parking spot. Went to a different counter rep the third time who was excellent and got us out of the lot. Had to wait in line for 3 buses on the return - 30 minutes from pulling into return lot until we got to terminal
1.9 Horrible20 Sep. 2021
Budget needs to do a complete revamp of their operations process. You stand in line at the front to process your paperwork and then go outside to stand in another line (which took about 30 min) to get your car. They need to adopt the process where there are keys in the car and you go out and grab the one you’re renting. We had to wait because they had one person bringing cars around and another person standing there walking everyone to their cars one by one.
3.9 Mediocre13 Sep. 2021
Car was in bad physical shape(dented and scratched everywhere) with old and worn tires
5.9 Okay13 Sep. 2021
Everything but the curbside pick up at the airport was good. Too few buses running.
Show more reviews
Rated no. 8
Payless
6.6 Good (628 reviews)
1 location in Denver
Payless
Locations in Denver
  • 6.9
  • 7.2
  • 6.4
  • 6.3
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible16 Oct. 2021
They are charging me $400 and never told me why I have to call them and they're giving me the runaround it's horrible experience I never agreed to pay an extra $400 I have the contract and nothing on there says that they're going to charge me $400 extra
1.9 Horrible13 Oct. 2021
It was the worst experience I have every had renting a car. After picking up my luggage I waited 35 minutes for a shuttle. Completely unacceptable. Every other rental place had shuttles every minutes. Then when I got my car 2 of the tires had low air pressure. I couldn't get any staff to help me out. So I found a pump and put air in the tires myself. The tires lost pressure every day and I had to add air the entire rental period. I tried calling the rental office for help. There number takes you to a automated line, not a single option gets you to a person at the local office. Every one I spoke to had no way of getting me to the local office. It was all around terrible in every way imaginable.
5.9 Okay9 Oct. 2021
The 2019 Nissan Sentra had a bad skip at idle. The skip was not consent, but it could leave someone strained. Tried to tell someone when I drop the car off but no one was around to tell.
1.9 Horrible8 Oct. 2021
I will NEVER rent a car from Payless Denver Airport again! 20 minutes to get picked up, 3 1/2 hours waiting in line to get a car!!!!!! The car was dirty and had badly worn tires! When I dropped it off, no one was there to check me in, and no shuttle bus driver. I finally found a driver that was supposed to be on break to sympathize wirh us and take us in. NEVER AGAIN!!!!
1.9 Horrible6 Oct. 2021
During pickup the customer service was pretty bad. Staff was rude probably because they were tired of working in an un-airconditioned building. They were also short handed which made for nearly 1 hour wait time in a hot building. The car was filthy on the inside and out. On inspection I had difficulty distinguishing dirt from damage. The windshield was cracked and the inside of the car smelled awful. I fueled the car before drop off but they still managed to charge me for gas. I will NEVER use Payless again. They should rename the company to GetLess because that would be honest.
1.9 Horrible5 Oct. 2021
I went through Priceline for one price and got to the Payless Counter and he charged me TRIPLE the price and I called customer service and one guy told me it would be reimbursed but never was. I tried to extend a day and the customer service could not help me. Terrible experience. I am a Pastor and not a complainer but this experience.....wow!
1.9 Horrible4 Oct. 2021
DON"T RENT from this company!!! We waited 2 hours for our car and it did not work right and was dirty!! It was a horrible experience-never ever going to payless again!
1.9 Horrible1 Oct. 2021
Van had balding tires that were dangerous in the mountains especially under wet conditions. Van shocks were practically nonexistent. Oil change light kept coming on. Drop off: no one there to give a final receipt nor help negotiate the drop off process. Pick up: long wait, not enough vans cycling to pick up quickly. Overall: pay a little more at a different vendor for a safer, better vehicle.
1.9 Horrible1 Oct. 2021
Hidden fees and I was overcharged. Read everything you sign! I verbally rejected many of the "extras" that magically appeared on my bill anyways. Very shady business practices. Read all reviews and you'll see the pattern. Run!
1.9 Horrible30 Sep. 2021
Not 24/7. Arguably, not even 6am-midnight. Had an early flight at 5am, so I was forced to drop the car off the night before and sleep in the airport until my flight. Got there around 10pm and waited for 30+ minutes, never seeing a single one of their shuttles so I ended up walking over to another rentals lot and took their shuttle. Never again. Paying less might be nice up front, but I can more than promise it isn’t low enough to justify all the other mental anguish you’ll be subject to.
Show more reviews
Rated no. 9
E-Z Rent-A-Car
6.1 Good (567 reviews)
1 location in Denver
E-Z Rent-A-Car
Locations in Denver
  • 6.4
  • 6.7
  • 5.8
  • 5.6
  • 6.1
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent18 Mar. 2020
The pick up was good.The exterior of the car could have been cleaner.
4.8 Okay14 Feb. 2020
Vehicle was dirty and they overcharged me.
3.6 Mediocre12 Feb. 2020
The car was fineThe Pick up experience took over an hour from the shuttle dropping me off at the rental facility, to being taken to the car. it appeared as if there was no plan to help the volume of customers arriving in the late Friday evening, even though this is ski season and they knew full well the number of renters who would arrive. In addition, the people at the check in counter aggressively upsold, convincing me that I should pre-pay for a full tank of gas when that was not the best thing for me. They also tried to up sell me on vehicles. I will not be using EZ car ever again
3.2 Mediocre10 Feb. 2020
It was cheap, if I could have gotten what I neededNo one took responsibility. Nothing about the reservation could be changed in advance. EZ tried to cheat me into upgrading. Customer service is awful.
4.0 Okay3 Feb. 2020
Car drop off was easy.1. I was upsold a 4wd bc the worker told me I would get turned around in Colorado for having 2wd, and was misinformed of the price too (there was no checkpoint, didn’t need it, paid more than what I was told) 2. The car pick up took way too long, apparently it was everyone’s first day so in training (literally, they told me) 3. I was OVERcharged and not given back a refund/credit 4. The shuttle driver wasn’t very friendly either 5. Needs a big change in management to salvage company reputation and operational efficiency
4.8 Okay29 Jan. 2020
Confusing toll payment information. Bus service from airport terrible.As above
8.4 Excellent23 Jan. 2020
It was good value for the money.
5.6 Okay27 Dec. 2019
Convenient and short linesUnable to pay w different credit card. Makes it hard for group travelers. We reserved a camery and got a Kia...didn’t make a fuss but was not impressed
6.4 Good19 Dec. 2019
It was recommended that I bring back the car on empty because their gas price was less than market, but it was not.
9.6 Excellent10 Dec. 2019
staff friendly and not too salesy and pushy.shortage of shuttle bus drivers for sure. it didn't affect us too bad, but worried us
Show more reviews
From $46/dayRated no. 10
Dollar
5.9 Okay (345 reviews)
1 location in Denver
Dollar
Locations in Denver
  • 6.6
  • 6.5
  • 5.7
  • 5.6
  • 5.9
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible16 Oct. 2021
Waited 2 hours in line. Worker charged me $250 for extra insurance that I didn’t need because she said my already-paid-for insurance was only half coverage. Thankfully she voided it after I confronted her about it, after the fact, upon realizing my mistake. Credit card number got stolen at some point in this whole transaction and I had to cancel my card the next day. Car needed an oil change, tire was leaking air. Overall, would never rent from here again
1.9 Horrible15 Oct. 2021
The GPS takes you to Hertz. When you get there, a sign says that dollar is in the southwest lot. When you call the Dollar phone number they tell you to take a shuttle or go to the location of the GPS, but they don’t know and they cannot help. So once you go to the Dollar return, they let you in and then tell you the price is $200 higher than what you booked.
3.9 Mediocre12 Oct. 2021
We waited 90 minutes in line to pick up the car. Never again.
3.9 Mediocre11 Oct. 2021
Over 1 hour waiting in line for pickup, then another long line to actually get cars. The staff member we worked with helped us, on our request, to upgrade to a premium car that was ready to go so we could avoid the outside line and get to our destination on time. She was wonderfully helpful given the situation. Even so, we paid an additional $100 for this upgrade. She explained that the issue was staffing, which is an issue for many companies at this post-COVID vaccination time.
1.9 Horrible11 Oct. 2021
The car was fine. The service was poor. I was talked to like an child and constantly being pressured to buy more than what I reserved. This person must work on commission.
1.9 Horrible11 Oct. 2021
Over a 2 1/2 hour wait to pick up vehicle. Agent telling me purchasing insurance through a third party Kayak/ price line didn’t provide full coverage and if anything happened to vehicle it would be charged to me because I didn’t buy insurance directly from Dollar. Never again!!
1.9 Horrible11 Oct. 2021
Beware of reserving a car for late in the evening! We landed at 11:15 and Dollar simply stopped running shuttles! Even though we had paid in advance, they just left us hanging. After frantically trying to contact other rental places and then hotels in the middle of the night, we finally had to stay overnight at the expensive hotel, the Westin, onsite at DIA. Dollar never contacted us and never apologized.
1.9 Horrible5 Oct. 2021
We waited in line for 2 hours to pick up a car we had reservations and had already paid for. The facility was dirty and flies were everywhere. I have been to cleaner/nicer facilities in 3rd world countries.
1.9 Horrible4 Oct. 2021
Dont bother use budget or enterprise
1.9 Horrible4 Oct. 2021
The inventory was sold out this day so they new it would be busy. We waited over two hours in line. Dollar/Thrifty had 3 employees working and eventually the manager and another employee came to help. 5 people working was not enough. This situation did not sneak up on them as the vehicles were already reserved. I would choose a different rental agency. Very disappointed.
Show more reviews
From $41/dayRated no. 11
Hertz
5.9 Okay (659 reviews)
7 locations in Denver
Hertz
Locations in Denver
  • 6.4
  • 6.4
  • 5.7
  • 5.6
  • 5.8
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible16 Oct. 2021
When I arrived they did not have a car for me and have made NO EFFORT to rectify the situation. As a result I am out an additional $550 that they claim no responsibility for.
1.9 Horrible16 Oct. 2021
We made a reservation 3 days before the rental date, were given a confirmation and yet upon arrival there were no cars to fulfill the reservations. There were several other groups of people there also attempting to pick up their cars who were audibly and visually upset. People make plans around these reservations. The least you could do is send an email or text 24 hours ahead of time informing people that there may be delays. If you can send a confirmation you can send an alert.
3.9 Mediocre16 Oct. 2021
The line at this rental place in LAX is completely insane - waited for 45 minutes to pick up a reserved car. Car was pretty dirty, had to clean it myself. Otherwise fine
1.9 Horrible13 Oct. 2021
The Hertz person notified me as I was leaving the plane that there was no car for me. I never got one.
1.9 Horrible12 Oct. 2021
There were no cars available! Ruined my trip
1.9 Horrible11 Oct. 2021
Car was canceled just few minutes before the trip.
1.9 Horrible11 Oct. 2021
Waited 2.5 hours in line to pick up my rental. The location was severely understaffed. No one was in charge, complete chaos. Will never rent through Kayak or Hertz again.
1.9 Horrible11 Oct. 2021
They did not have any cars and poor customer service
1.9 Horrible3 Oct. 2021
Massively overbooked. Poor kid at the counter just took our name and said we were 28 on the list for a car
1.9 Horrible30 Sep. 2021
Rental location was not what I expected (Denver Airport). Office was closed when I arrived in Denver and was also closed most of the weekend.
Show more reviews
From $43/dayRated no. 12
Thrifty
Most popular
5.8 Okay (347 reviews)
2 locations in Denver
Thrifty
Locations in Denver
  • 6.8
  • 6.8
  • 5.7
  • 5.5
  • 6.1
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible18 Oct. 2021
I got there and waited in line for an hour and barely moved. It would have taken another 2 hours to get to the agent so I gave up and left and took an Uber
1.9 Horrible17 Oct. 2021
One employee working. 3 hour line. Bait and switch: book one rate and then get there and it’s 6x what you booked per day—if you get a car. Gave up, took an Uber downtown, rented from offsite enterprise. Literally worst travel experience I’ve ever had and I travel 240k miles per year for work.
1.9 Horrible17 Oct. 2021
Horrible customer service, signed up for blue chip and waited 2 hrs at DIA before getting car. Needed to extend 1 day and it was like pulling teeth. Will never use again.
1.9 Horrible13 Oct. 2021
Worst rental car experience we have ever had. Wait in line to get to counter exceeded an hour. No one apologized or explained any delays. People behind us left and got an uber. Once we got to counter our credit card's magnetic stripe did not work. For a major company, they had no chip card reader and said they were unable to type the number in by hand. Not sure how that is possible. We had to use my wife's credit card but then she had to be the driver because the credit card was in her name. She had no need to be a driver so then they charged us a daily rate to add me as an extra driver. The rep and manager refused to even credit us the extra driver charge. All in all, an hour and a half of frustration. I will say we were happy with the actual car but will avoid Thrifty in the future as a result of the poor customer service.
1.9 Horrible13 Oct. 2021
The line to pick up a car was 3 hours long. Then, we got downgraded without any compensation because the car we requested was not available. We will not be renting from Thrifty again.
3.9 Mediocre11 Oct. 2021
Car models are not guaranteed and they dont have much of a choice once you get there. Don’t be fooled by specific models of cars on the website, you won’t get the specific one they’re advertising,
5.9 Okay10 Oct. 2021
Easy drop off Lines too long for pick up Too many flies in the building during wait to pick up
1.9 Horrible7 Oct. 2021
Car was fine and dropoff was no problem...but I had to stand in line for THREE HOURS to pickup the car. They have tent setup outside for people in line to stand under, which means they know it's a problem but they aren't trying very hard to solve it. Worst rental car experience ever!
1.9 Horrible7 Oct. 2021
Pickup took more than 90 minutes. Why do they hate their customers so much?
1.9 Horrible6 Oct. 2021
The combined Dollar/Thrifty rental facility was understaffed and overwhelmed. Stood in line for over 80 minutes to confirm the reservation and had to wait a few more minutes outside for the correct size vehicle to become available. That being said, the staff were very courteous and professional.
Show more reviews
Rated no. 13
National
8.5 Excellent (78 reviews)
1 location in Denver
National
Locations in Denver
  • 8.4
  • 8.7
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible21 Sep. 2021
The girls at the desk were horrible! I will never use National again.
7.9 Good19 Jul. 2021
We had to wait about 45 minutes to get our vehicle due to the rental car shortage but they were kind enough to upgrade our vehicle and take a day off our rental cost. It was unfortunate but they provided good service under the circumstances!
10.0 Excellent11 Jul. 2021
They were very busy at pickup. They were working hard but could not keep up with the arrival rate.
10.0 Excellent12 Apr. 2021
Drop off and pick up very fast and easy!Staff was very matter of fact and not friendly at all.
8.0 Excellent2 Dec. 2020
price
8.8 Excellent15 Oct. 2020
Staff was helpful and vehicle was nice truck exactly what i needed. The interior was very dirty and dusty when we picked it up.Cleaner
10.0 Excellent20 Aug. 2019
In and out had the truck I was promised. Super fast.The price was good but still had several hidden fees and quote was $15 a day but was charged $17.10 a day. Just be transparent so people can properly budget.
10.0 Excellent5 Aug. 2019
yes
8.0 Excellent8 Jan. 2019
Quick and easyI was in and out in 10 min. Super nice people and easy drop offIt took 5-10 min for them to open the gate to let people out. There was a line of about 10 cars just impatiently waiting for no reason. Had I not waited for the gate, I would have been in and out in less than 3 min which would have been impressive.
4.8 Okay9 Aug. 2018
Don't do itThey didn't mark existing damage on the vehicle, nor did they do a walkthrough with me, now they are trying to charge me for existing damage.
Show more reviews
From $64/dayRated no. 14
Europcar
4.3 Okay (4 reviews)
1 location in Denver
Europcar
Locations in Denver
  • 4.5
  • 5.5
  • 3.5
  • 3.5
  • 4.5
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre1 Mar. 2018
No mention that US license was prohibitedthe carI live outside the USA. I occasionally go to the US and I need to rent a car. in the past I rented through kayak and europcar without a problem. however this time when I arrived I gave the representative my drivers license - which is a US drivers license - and they told me I could not rent the car. instead I would need to rent a new one for 3 times the price. they said an international rental could not be done in the USA with a USA license. However NOWHERE WAS I EVER INFORMED OF THIS. NOWHERE IS THIS RESTRICTION LISTED IN THE AGREEMENT THAT I SIGNED WITH EUROPCAR. I was forced to spend $150 on Uber for two days, and i went to AAA with Uber and for $20 i changed my license to an international license, and went all the way back to the airport to rent my same car - having wasted two days of the rental.
2.0 Mediocre22 Feb. 2018
TrapaçaA empresa se negou a entregar a SUV media reservado, e nos cobrou o dobro por uma SUV padrão! É a segunda vez que essa empresa trapaceia, ha um ano se negaram a entreagr o carro apenas com a cobertura de seguro do cartao de crédito. Atendimento péssimo, equipe mal educada e “treinada para roubar o cliente!!
Eagle Rent A Car
3 locations in Denver
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in Denver
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
2 locations in Denver
Sunnycars
Locations in Denver
Recent reviews
From $39/day
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Cheapest deal
1 location in Denver
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Locations in Denver
Recent reviews
Airport Van
1 location in Denver
Airport Van
Locations in Denver
Recent reviews
Apollo Car Rentals
1 location in Denver
Apollo Car Rentals
Locations in Denver
Recent reviews
Avr
1 location in Denver
Avr
Locations in Denver
Recent reviews
Easirent
1 location in Denver
Easirent
Locations in Denver
Recent reviews
Flight Car
1 location in Denver
Flight Car
Locations in Denver
Recent reviews
FOCO
1 location in Denver
FOCO
Locations in Denver
Recent reviews
Goldcar Rental SP
1 location in Denver
Goldcar Rental SP
Locations in Denver
Recent reviews
keddy by Europcar
1 location in Denver
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Denver
Recent reviews
Rhodium
1 location in Denver
Rhodium
Locations in Denver
Recent reviews
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
1 location in Denver
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Denver
Recent reviews
9870 travellers who hired a car in Denver gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.5

Car hire locations in or near Denver

Good to know

Most popular agency

Thrifty

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$59/day

Good deal

$47/day

When to book a car hire in Denver

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Car hire excess insurance in Denver

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 Denver 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 Denver.

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 Denver car rental.

Top tips for hiring a car in Denver

  • Explore all the attractions of Denver in the city or further out, conveniently with a rental car. The Golden Gate Canyon State Park is located about 30 miles from Denver, as are many parks and reserves dotted around the surrounding areas, and discovering them becomes considerably easier with a car. Passionate hikers can even go as far as the Rocky Mountains, about a 2-hour drive from Denver. Denver airport is also quite remote from the city center, so choosing a rental car is beneficial to quickly get to your next destination.
  • Car rentals have pick-up and drop-off points at Denver International Airport, so you can conveniently drive into the city and to a hotel or other accommodation. Shuttles from Jeppesen Terminal located on level 5 go directly to the Car Rental Center, free of charge. There are plenty of car rental services on offer at the airport, including Avis, Hertz or E-Z Rent-A-Car, among less popular ones which may have cheaper deals.
  • As with many bigger cities, Denver tends to clog up during rush hours and navigating a car through the intersections and narrow streets may take some patience and extra concentration. Denver has a reputation of having rather aggressive drivers who don’t always follow the road regulations, however if you allow extra time for each trip and double-check before taking a turn then driving should not be a problem. Pay special attention at big intersections alongside Colorado Boulevard, as they can be confusing and drivers do not always adhere to the right of way.
  • Try to avoid driving during rush hour, usually peaking between 5pm and 6pm on weekdays. Especially the Interstate 70 east-west-bound and the I-25 north-south-bound are regularly congested during peak hours and traffic jam delays can be up to an hour, so especially when you need to catch a plane, leave a significant amount of time. Also remember that the winters in Denver can be cold and provide difficult road conditions. Make sure to drive at reduced speeds and ensure that your rental car has appropriate winter gear.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Denver for $47 or less
  • Book your car hire in Denver at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hires in Denver are around 18% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Denver

  • Some car hire companies in Denver which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Thrifty, Alamo and Hertz

  • On average a hire car in Denver costs $59 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Alamo ($77/day), Avis ($148/day) and Budget ($176/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Alamo 24530 E 78th Ave 80249-6388 (26 kilometres from the city centre).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Denver are Alamo (8.7, 780 reviews), National (8.5, 94 reviews), and Enterprise (8.0, 1760 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Denver is $4.79 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $57 and $77, depending on the car size.

  • Intermediate (Ford Escape or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Denver.

  • 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 Intermediate car hire in Denver costs $62 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car hire in Denver costs $67 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car hire in Denver costs $67 per day, on average.

  • In Denver, cars are most frequently hired at Advance Car And Truck Rental 23790 E. 78Th Ave (30 km from city centre ).

  • On average hiring a car in Denver costs $413 per week ($59 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Denver costs $1,772 per month ($59 per day).

  • Depending on the number of people you need to accommodate, an SUV or van are a good choice. Travelers who want to explore the surrounding nature parks and reserves may want to opt for a SUV, while visitors who intend to stay in the city center may be better well served with a compact car which easily squeezes into parking lots.

  • When driving in the city, 25mph to 30mph is usually the permitted speed however it still depends on the area. 40mph can be driven on mountain highways, while rural interstates allow up to 75mph. Always check the speed limit given on the posted signs and adhere to them, especially at intersections where traffic cameras may be installed. In winter, drivers should always adapt their speed to the road conditions and slow down if necessary.

  • The average gas price in Denver is around $2.55 per gallon. Petrol stations like Murphy Express or Conoco usually offer more reasonable prices. There are also various petrol stations around the airport where your rental car can be refuelled before returning it, but bear in mind that these stations tend to be more expensive.

  • Finding a parking lot in Denver is not too difficult, however parking is generally only allowed for up to 2 hours and costs about $1 per hour. There are also various garages and parking lots dotted around the city which offer great parking, like Washington Park or The Parking Spot in Aurora. Park & Rides are also available and allow travelers to park their car and commute into the city with a shuttle bus or public transport. Two Denver Park & Rides would include the Evans Station or the 30th/Downing Station Park-N-Ride.