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Minneapolis, MN, United States
4 Nov — 11 Nov
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Minneapolis, MN, United States
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Pick-up locationMinneapolis
Hire locations17
Airport locations8

Minneapolis car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Sixt
Best rated
8.6 Excellent (351 reviews)
2 locations in Minneapolis
Sixt
Locations in Minneapolis
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent13 Sep. 2021
Everything about the rental experience was awesome. Everyone was professional, kind, and efficient. This is the first time I've rented with Sixt and I definitely will again.
10.0 Excellent15 Jul. 2021
Easy pick up and drop off
10.0 Excellent12 Jun. 2021
Everything was professional and a pleasant experience
4.0 Okay28 Mar. 2021
I made a mistake on my rental days and the staff was less than enthusiastic to help solve my problem.
2.0 Mediocre11 Mar. 2021
We cancelled our reservation a couple of weeks before departure dateand they still charged us and not responded.. do NOT use this company or priceline anymore.
10.0 Excellent1 Mar. 2021
The staff was great - the car was clean and ready to go!Nothing
2.0 Mediocre17 Feb. 2021
When we went to pick up our rental, we werent allowed to rent from them after we said we were going to Alabama. What a chaos trying to find another rental company at last minute.
2.0 Mediocre8 Jan. 2021
NAWe booked through Kayak and accidently booked the car in our home town in Minneapolis. I was unable to get a refund from Kayak so I tried to get a refund from SIXT. Even thought the mistake was discovered minutes after the reservation was made I had to pay for 3 days of the rental just to cancel. Probably wont use Kayak or SIXT again. Should have been an easy correction from Kayak or SIXT instead cost me $145.00 for nothing. Booked my rental car through Hertz
2.0 Mediocre29 Dec. 2020
NothingBe able to pick up my car if I arrive late on my flight
4.0 Okay30 Nov. 2020
A full refund for cancelling the reservation would have been better.
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Rated no. 2
Hertz
7.6 Good (260 reviews)
2 locations in Minneapolis
Hertz
Locations in Minneapolis
  • 8.2
  • 8
  • 7.5
  • 7.1
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent12 Oct. 2021
Very good and easy.
3.9 Mediocre23 Sep. 2021
Only one staff at the desk for pickup. Long, 35 minute wait to get the car! That's poor service.
5.9 Okay5 Sep. 2021
No opportunity at dropoff to print out receipt. Also, reservation was NOT for a compact car.
10.0 Excellent11 Aug. 2021
Cost was much higher than for previous visits to Minneapolis, but I understand that the COVID pandemic has something to do with that.
5.9 Okay21 Jul. 2021
Very long lines at pick up (staff shortages) and due to flight being delayed due to storm Elsa initially told no car - although Hertz customer service told us our booking would be honored. Also gold member status not honored as did not book direct.
1.9 Horrible20 Jul. 2021
Never received my vehicle because they did not have any available even tho I had a reservation.
1.9 Horrible13 Jul. 2021
Waited an hour for them to get cars cleaned and ready to go on a Saturday afternoon.
10.0 Excellent4 Jul. 2021
Good car that fit the whole family, reliablePickup was very slow, price was a little high
2.0 Mediocre16 Jun. 2021
Staff was great given the situation, however there were only 2 people working during lunch, and they had to take their lunch break, effectively making it so there was only one person working at a time. The line was extremely long, I ended up waiting for over an 75 minutes to reach the desk, only to be told that the vehicle I was taking was not ready and I had to wait another hour. Hertz should've had the vehicles ready to go since I'd reserved them weeks prior.
8.0 Excellent14 Jun. 2021
We didn’t know we would have to go to differ terminal to pick up car
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Rated no. 3
Enterprise
7.8 Good (41 reviews)
3 locations in Minneapolis
Enterprise
Locations in Minneapolis
  • 7.8
  • 8
  • 7.9
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
9.2 Excellent22 Oct. 2020
Great staff and easy pickup.Car interior was a bit dirty when we picked it up. Saw some crumbs on console/seats, but nothing terribly gross.
8.0 Excellent25 Jun. 2020
No one was attending upon my return and the car was not clocked in until three hours later.
6.8 Good11 Nov. 2019
The main reason I like renting at Enterprise Minneapolis Downtown location if for the after hours return option to the ramp.Had to wait 20 minutes for a car to be ready. Had to wait 10 minutes to return the car. With only one or two people working, they are never actually available to help the customer.
10.0 Excellent24 Sep. 2019
Staff was great and prompt. Everything was taken care of quick and they were thorough.The rental had a bit of a funky smell to it, but not funky enough to make me upset. I would suggest finding an aromatic solution of sorts.
9.6 Excellent26 Nov. 2018
Would use Enterprise againIt was a brand new car and it was just what I asked for. Due to a long distance drive I requested an all wheel or 4 wheel drive SUV and i was able to secure it with no hassle. It was a well equipped car and a super quick and easy check out at the desk. Well done Enterprise.
8.0 Excellent4 Jan. 2018
It was cold in Minnesota and when I turned the heat on the windows would cloud up. I had to continuously turn on the rear and front window heaters which would then shut off the heat. But it was alright, I did not freeze but it could have been a little more comfortable. I would rent from them again.
2.0 Mediocre4 Jan. 2018
HorribleNothing about enterpriseOur rental was supposed to be $460 for 12 days but I was charged $610. Enterprise told me they couldn’t find my booking and had to make a new one even though I had the confirmation number. When I called about the extra $150 I was transferred around and around no one was able to help. I will definitely be using a different rental company next time.
2.0 Mediocre15 Nov. 2017
Kayak booked me with off airport carI booked a car using Kayak supposedly for MSP but when I got to the airport, I was that the car was for an off-airport location some 15 minutes away by taxi...and that I would return the car to the same location...they ended up renting me a car at 2.5x the price I reserved...never again...Kayak or Enterprise
9.2 Excellent4 Sep. 2017
Cloth interior seating stained and appeared dirty.
2.8 Mediocre11 Jul. 2017
they put a phantom charge on my account that temporarily doubled the cost. I was given no notice that I saw that the charge was coming. Almost ruined my whole trip.
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From $58/dayRated no. 4
Dollar
Cheapest deal
6.9 Good (67 reviews)
1 location in Minneapolis
Dollar
Locations in Minneapolis
  • 7.6
  • 7.3
  • 6.6
  • 6.1
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent30 Jun. 2021
I got lost in the parking garage at the Austin airport. Didn't have a specific area to be picked up. I had to go to the arrivals to get picked up. I got my steps in that's for sure. All in all it was a good experience. No problem with the vehicle at all. It served it's purpose.
6.0 Good19 Jun. 2021
Car was 2.5 hrs late for pickup. Drop off was not able to print a credit for a return full tank of gas when the pickup only had a little less then 1/2 a tank of gas.
2.8 Mediocre19 Aug. 2020
Pick up was awful. I was charged a substantially different price than what I reserved the car for.staff that know what they are doing
7.6 Good16 Aug. 2020
Brand new carCheck in process...had to wait a long time due to lack of staff. Key turn in was unclear in SLC due to lack of signage.
9.6 Excellent21 Dec. 2019
Pickup was quick and easy same with drop offDifferent vehicle was nice but uncomfortable for me
5.6 Okay20 Aug. 2019
I liked being able to walk to car when I landed.The rate I was charged differed from the rate on my reservation. When I called, I was on hold for over 20 minutes then was told because it was in the first 24 hours after return they couldn’t make any credits to my account and I would have to call back. Which is just ridiculous
6.0 Good18 Oct. 2018
Not Applicablenever made it to MNhurricane changed our plans
7.6 Good4 Jul. 2018
A bit confusingCar was nice. Clean. Price was good.Apparently MSP airport has 2 pickups for rental cars. We didn’t know this. I was told upon pickup that I was at the wrong place. They took care of me though. We dropped it off at the address listed on the agreement. It was at the other terminal. We had to hump our luggage on a train, through the other terminal and than a tram. We were in good shape and had time, so no worries. If neither of those things were true. It would’ve been tough. Better communication would help.
8.0 Excellent23 Dec. 2017
Outside help was badMax at the desk was very helpful and should Be commended. The outside drop off was terrible! After he tried to charge me over $400 for a 129 rental and I had proof in two forms and just said no can’t help you or change it. I’m catching a plane. And don’t have time to argue. Then he got ticked off when I suggested a manager look at it. I went inside and Max handled it for me with a smile and no questions.
10.0 Excellent15 Oct. 2017
Couldn't have been much betterI was very impressed by the Dollar staff at the Minneapolis airport. Very friendly and helpful. The pick up spot was hard to find being stuck way behind Hertz but it was well worth the effort. I used Dollar for the first time because of the low price but was delighted with the service. For sure I'll be using them the next time I travel.The car I rented had one minor flaw. It was difficult to keep the trunk shut. I had to slam it several times before it would catch. Fortunately I noticed the problem while still driving in the city and was able to pull over without a problem. I reported the problem when I returned the car and was assured it would be fixed.
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Rated no. 5
Ace
8.5 Excellent (14 reviews)
1 location in Minneapolis
Ace
Locations in Minneapolis
  • 9.2
  • 8.9
  • 8.5
  • 8.7
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent13 Oct. 2021
Pickup was easy. Drop was easy. Couldn't ask for anything more!
1.9 Horrible1 Sep. 2021
I couldn’t rent because I had to have the money on a major credit card when I had it on a debit card
10.0 Excellent21 Aug. 2021
Fantastic customer service, clean and new cars, great pricing.
7.9 Good20 Aug. 2021
The service was good,the car was clean and drove very well.
3.9 Mediocre18 Aug. 2021
Unable to find info on local rentals. Everything pointed to MSP airport so paid to park there. Could’ve parked on-site. I needed to put the final charge on a debit card but check out process was so unexpected (met at vehicle & asked for keys) that I forgot and couldn’t do it when I checked in. No receipt received via email. I did get the check in email so not sure why the receipt didn’t come. I specifically looked for a 12 person vehicle as that is what I am more comfortable driving. Received 15 person van which was way too big for needs & comfort. Van was clean and comfortable overall.
10.0 Excellent2 Jul. 2021
The Pick up phone went directly to ace. Super easy to connect.I can't think of anything that could have made it better.
10.0 Excellent9 Jun. 2021
Better explanation of Prepaid Fuel option and CDW cost.
8.0 Excellent8 Jun. 2021
Staff was amazing! Drop off was too easy. Ended up paying more then I expected, but wasn't that bad of a price. Would rent again!
From $62/dayRated no. 6
Thrifty
Most popular
7.4 Good (20 reviews)
1 location in Minneapolis
Thrifty
Locations in Minneapolis
  • 8.5
  • 7.8
  • 7.3
  • 7.1
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible23 Aug. 2021
When I showed up they had cancelled the reservation and had no cars to offer.
1.9 Horrible20 Aug. 2021
Thrifty says they offer 24 hour roadside assistance but gave a number with no extensions available for such a service.
8.0 Excellent31 Jan. 2021
No, it was not friendly at all cause no staffs are available to help. all stations are closed. no one is there. this is suck.the staffs need to be there to assist the customers.
2.0 Mediocre30 Nov. 2020
We rented an SUV and were given a Kia Sorento. There was no luggage room and did not seat 7 people.
10.0 Excellent20 Oct. 2020
For this occasion, it worked excellent for us. I picked the vehicle up and was delighted with it's performance and gas mileage. It's got the power to easily maneuver thru traffic and the comfort was great. (Keep in mind I was traveling with two guys who are easily 6'3" in height and all then of our baggage and suitcases .... Yeah, if it worked for us it ca work for you!)I picked this vehicle up from the airport at Terminal 2 in Mpls. I found the signage to get to the rental office difficult. Better signage would help a ton!! I think the problem is most customers are air travelers and if you are simply a local patron you do not get the signage direction that you would from inside the terminal. BTW: When returning a vehicle ... Holy Guacamole is that easy ... signage brings you right to the spot! More signage needs to direct you from outside of the car rental pickup!! Thanks for a great weekend!
8.0 Excellent21 Oct. 2019
The pickup and drop off at the airport could have been better explained. Very hard to do when you didn't fly into the airport. No receipt at the end either or anyone else looking at the car to make sure it was all ok still.
8.0 Excellent4 Jun. 2018
Almost Hassle Free RentalThe car was clean inside and had been washed on the outside. Inside the car rental, the procedure followed protocol and progressed relatively quickly. There was no hard sell on the need for their insurance. I especially liked that I could pick my own car within the prescribed row of automobiles.I presented the small scratches and tiny pits on the car that took me 30 minutes to inspect and catalog. The check-out representative said, "Oh, don't worry about those" as she walked around the car in 30 seconds. I demanded that my findings be documented on the contract. She did so at my insistence. She was not rude at all. Still, I know that if it is not written down, there is no legal credibility to "my word" when established corroboration is needed.
10.0 Excellent11 Oct. 2017
GreatGreat valueNothing
5.6 Okay18 Jul. 2017
No one present when dropped-offDirections to drop-off spot was simple.No one present at drop-off to checkout the car, sign off on its condition, offer a receipt, etc.
9.2 Excellent26 Jun. 2017
ConfusingSigns and arrows confusing and incorrect on drop off. Ended up in Hertz line but attendant said that was fine.
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Rated no. 7
Avis
7.1 Good (20 reviews)
3 locations in Minneapolis
Avis
Locations in Minneapolis
  • 6.9
  • 7.3
  • 7.1
  • 6.7
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
5.9 Okay9 Sep. 2021
There's only one Employee @ this location and that Employee is doing, processing rental agreement, taking customers to the second floor. Just one person. and if you call ahead of time you won't get anyone on the phone. F****ing corporate America at it's best. What else is new right? ✌
1.9 Horrible30 Jul. 2021
they claim the car is missing and i never dropped it off, i have proof that i did drop it off and told them i have proof. now they refuse to allow me to talk to the manager branch. they won't even report the car to the police. very suspicious on what they are doing
5.9 Okay21 Jul. 2021
This facility is NOT even close to the airport and does NOT have a shuttle or any kind of transportation solution to and from the airport. That said, the prices were great and they did upgrade the vehicle to help compensate for the inconvenience. Just be prepared for a $25 Uber each way, or a long walk through a scary part of town with an hour on the bus and train.
5.9 Okay21 Jul. 2021
Car smelled like cigarette and marijuana smoke....no time to deal with it at pickup and so had to smell that for three days....very upsetting.
7.9 Good24 Jun. 2021
Pro: The rental staff was very friendly and efficient. I was thankful they staff member was there an hour after the office closed as I didn't see anywhere on my reservation that the office closed at 5:00 PM on weekdays and I arrived about 5:30-5:45. I also discovered that if I missed picking it up that day, I would loose the rental sale price. Did I say the checkout staff was very kind and efficient? Con: see above. Please include information on the reservation details (hours) and what happens if your flight is delayed or rescheduled. Please include a copy of any prior noted damage when the car is picked up. I took pictures but was not sure the company was aware of prior damage until I returned the car. Since the office was closed right after I received the keys, I could only take pictures and hope for the best. I called about how to get to the offsite AVIS office and was told I could take a lightrail and walk two blocks. I got a ride and saw it was way more than two blocks and through an area that I was told was not safe. After returning the car to the offsite office, we took an Uber back to the airport (15 minutes).
10.0 Excellent22 Jun. 2021
Was not expecting anything too extravagant given the budget price. I was very pleasantly surprised! This was an affordable rental that was clean and drove very smoothly. It also had great gas mileage. We drove 6 hours round trip and probably spent less than $25 in gas.
8.0 Excellent16 Sep. 2020
Felix at downtown mpls avis was great
10.0 Excellent24 Jul. 2018
Totally adapted to our needsThey were able/willing to adjust our vehicle when the one we had reserved was not meeting our needs.Personnel were very value added.
8.4 Excellent26 Jun. 2018
Upgrade in car. Friendly staff.Car was not fully clean. Maybe because it was an upgrade and had just been turned in? Guy cleaning cars was working real hard in heat.
10.0 Excellent10 May 2018
No worries!What you pay for is what you get. I was worried that at the end of my trip they were going to charge extra on miles or come up with something but not at all. Picked up the car with no problems and dropped off took 5 minutes. Will definitely use again!
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Rated no. 8
Budget
6.3 Good (24 reviews)
2 locations in Minneapolis
Budget
Locations in Minneapolis
  • 6.8
  • 6.8
  • 5.9
  • 5.9
  • 6.3
Recent reviews
5.9 Okay17 Sep. 2021
The reservation was easy to do, made for a 3:00 pm pickup, but when I got to the office at 2:30 pm no one was there and someone else was waiting also. But when the arrived they were courteous and I was out of there in 10 minutes. I dropped the vehicle off about 30 minutes early and they just asked if tank was full and it was so he said thanks and I was gone. It would have been better not to have waited outside All was good.
1.9 Horrible6 Sep. 2021
The car rental was booked at the wrong location! Not happy!
5.9 Okay30 Jul. 2021
Location is great- I was able to ride my bike over to pick up the SUV. Not very personable service- I was checked in, signed the papers and given the key, then pointed in the general direction of the vehicle. No one walked out of the office with me, nor went over the car to look for damage or milage. I had to figure out on my own how to put the seat down so I could load my bike. When I opened the back, I saw an old coffee or other drink spill down the side of the trunk area. After loading my bike I got into the driver seat and noticed that the vehicle interior was dirty- dirt on the floor, dusty console, etc. I had to get to work so I took the vehicle as is. When I returned it I did inform the person that I handed the keys to that the car was dirty when I received it. Overall the vehicle fit my need and the location was convenient.
5.2 Okay11 Jun. 2019
I was able to drop the car off at the airport.When communicating by phone I would have liked to talk to someone in Minneapolis or at least the US not someone out of the country. I would have liked to pick up my car at the airport or at least provided with a free shuttle to downtown Minneapolis.
10.0 Excellent22 Jan. 2019
Just I want get a monthly round $400 to keep rents for longer monthAlways best
9.6 Excellent28 Aug. 2018
minneapolis reviewCustomer service was very professional. I mistakenly made the reservation for downtown Minneapolis instead of the airport. We picked it up there, but they allowed for return to the airport and waived the additional fee which was extremely helpful on our return.The car had a perfumey smell that we couldn't get out and it really bothered us. Otherwise everything was absolutely fine. The car was in good shape, no technical difficulties; felt safe.
8.0 Excellent26 Aug. 2018
Very friendly staff. Car was fine.Wish I had known I could return the car to the airport at no extra cost BEFORE I went back to the pick up location.
4.0 Okay15 Aug. 2018
Worst car rental of my life.The car was clean, although bigger than we wanted, got so so mileage, and seats were not that comfortable.The wait at checkout was over 30 minutes. I got a ticket because the car had expired plates. When I had to extend the rental due to airline issues, the automated system couldn't extend it, the first, second and third actual persons couldn't do it, and the fourth only did after calling someone else. This also took more than 30 minutes. They are trying to charge me more than $300 for the extra day, which is more than the original 5 day rental.
4.8 Okay12 Aug. 2018
The service rep who helped me close out our account at the end was wonderful. I feel bad that he has to work in a place that seems to have so many screw ups.Waited in line at counter for 45 min to pick up. Had to go back to main desk to find anyone for drop off and discuss charge problem. I wasn't informed when I picked up the car at the airport that I was at the wrong location. I questioned the pick-up rep as to why the final price was $50 more than the quote. He said to call customer service later on. I did after leaving with car, they let me know I was charged $50 due to going to the wrong location. Had I been told that, we would have shuttled over to the correct pick up spot (very close to the airport). Rep at end helped sort it all out at the end.
10.0 Excellent2 Jul. 2018
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Eagle Rent A Car
1 location in Minneapolis
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in Minneapolis
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Sunnycars
1 location in Minneapolis
Sunnycars
Locations in Minneapolis
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797 travellers who hired a car in Minneapolis gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.0

Car hire locations in or near Minneapolis

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Most popular agency

Thrifty

Average price

$75/day

Good deal

$66/day

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Car hire excess insurance in Minneapolis

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 Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis.

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 Minneapolis car rental.

Top tips for hiring a car in Minneapolis

  • Rent a car at the Minneapolis airport upon your arrival to get to your destination fast. It only takes a 20-minute drive into the city center and you can explore one of the “Twin Cities” of Minnesota at your own pace. If you want to explore surrounding areas like the Fort Snelling State Park, which is about 10 miles from the city center, or St. Paul, Minnesota’s capital, a hire car will get you out and about most efficiently.
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport has various car hire companies at your disposal. Travelers arriving at Terminal 1 Lindbergh should proceed to the second or third levels for car hire service desks. If landing at Terminal 2 Humphrey, go to the ground floor, where you will find the Ground Transport Center. Both terminals feature the same companies, including Hertz, National, and Avis.
  • Congestion and traffic jams are a regular issue in Minneapolis, especially during peak times (around 7-9 AM and 4-7 PM). To ease the congestion a little, traffic control agents are in place and it is pivotal to follow their orders and to only cross an intersection if you can make it all the way across without blocking the road. Also note that many streets in Minneapolis are one way, so be careful and watch out for the signs to avoid going in the wrong direction.
  • Winters in Minnesota can bring lots of snow, sleet, and ice, so be aware of that when traveling to Minneapolis during the colder months. The city is also known to be best equipped for dire weather conditions, but streets can still become narrower due to snow ploughs pushing the snow to both sides. At intersections, it may also be harder to see other vehicles around the corner when the snow is piled high, so proceed with caution at intersections.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Minneapolis for $66 or less
  • Book your car hire in Minneapolis at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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