Rapid City car hire

Rapid City car hire

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Rapid City, SD, United States
27 Sep — 4 Oct
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Rapid City, SD, United States
Mon 27/9
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Rapid City car hire information

Pick-up locationRapid City
Hire locations11
Airport locations8

Rapid City car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
9.1 Excellent (55 reviews)
2 locations in Rapid City
Enterprise
Locations in Rapid City
  • 9.1
  • 9.1
  • 9
  • 9.2
  • 8.9
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent16 Jul. 2021
The inside windshield should have been cleaned. Otherwise great value, great quality & great service.
10.0 Excellent7 Jun. 2021
Drop off & pick up were very easy. Staff was friendly. Was able to find a small SUV to accommodate our party.Reservation was for a large 4 door sedan. We were assigned a 2 door car. I explained to the staff member we were a party of 5 and I reserved a 4 door car. He was quickly able to find us a small SUV. It was still tight but certainly better than the 2 door car.
8.0 Excellent20 Oct. 2020
The staff was friendly and helpful.We had paid for Sirrius radio but it was not available in our car. Enterprise was quick to credit us back the cost quickly upon having it reported to them.
10.0 Excellent5 Oct. 2020
The agent who rented us the vehicle was outstandingNothing really. Got a tire pressure warning on way back to airport, but had nothing to do with Enterprise
9.2 Excellent29 Aug. 2020
Pick up time was a little slow ... several callers who called AFTER I walked in office were handled while I waited instead of putting them on hold and taking care of me in proper order
5.6 Okay3 Aug. 2020
Yes. Drop was easybilling was all messed up.. could not reach pickup location prior to straiten out so wasted an hour at pick up trying to fix! Rental was on 9 days but I was being billed for 2 weeks.
10.0 Excellent19 Jul. 2020
The staff at both the pick-up & drop-off points were very nice, courteous & professional.
3.6 Mediocre18 Jun. 2020
Try Casey's auto rental instead
5.2 Okay27 May 2020
The pick-up staff was really friendly.I feel like we were set up to pay more for this rental from the start. I clearly marked we would only need it for one day, but by the time we got to the drop-off location, it was closed until the following Tuesday (2 extra days). I could not find any information on how to drop off the car to meet up deadline, and when I called Enterprise, they weren't open. Also, the pick up agent was trying to claim we caused hail damage, but I didn't drive through or have any hail during when I had the car. Thank god I didn't drop it off without someone there, because who knows what else they would've tried to pull on us. Now, I've been charged for 3 days & the damage to the car I didn't do. And I will likely never rent from this company again.
7.6 Good25 May 2020
Staff was nice. Put up was not organized, but car was clean and ready.Picked enterprise because of Riverwalk location. Day before pickup, I called to confirm, and found out car was at a location that was a $13 Uber from our hotel. Added at least another $26 to rental cost.
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From $58/dayRated no. 2
Alamo
Most popular
Cheapest deal
8.9 Excellent (83 reviews)
1 location in Rapid City
Alamo
Locations in Rapid City
  • 8.8
  • 9.1
  • 9
  • 8.9
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent5 Sep. 2021
No complaints. The vehicle had all the amenities, room and comfort. I am 4’10” and I am able to drive it. Thanks for an excellent vehicle.
10.0 Excellent9 Aug. 2021
The girl at the desk was very friendly and helpful
10.0 Excellent19 Jul. 2021
My flight was running two hours behind and would arrive after alamo’s scheduled closing time When I notified them they assured me that they would be there and would have my car ready. And they did! Thanks alamo
9.6 Excellent12 Oct. 2020
all around good deal!Nissan Rogues are not the most comfortable ride, but not bad overall.
9.2 Excellent26 Jul. 2020
The airport was difficult to find where to drop off. Had to park and go inside to ask questions.
9.6 Excellent9 Dec. 2019
speed at check inBetter tires to navigate through the snow
8.4 Excellent29 Sep. 2019
the pick up and drop off was very easy
9.2 Excellent20 Aug. 2019
Car was not clean
5.2 Okay26 Jun. 2019
Staff was good, truck was notTruck was well used and could have been cleaner inside. Inside had an odor to it. Alamo must have acquired this truck used and put it into service. I had a new Ford four door pickup rented from Hertz the week before and it was great. I thought I was getting a better deal with Alamo on the trip.
9.6 Excellent24 Jun. 2019
Pick-up and drop-off were both fast, efficient, and friendly.The directions at the airport for rental car return aren't very clear. There should be a sign for a right turn, just near the rental car parking area. Since there isn't, I drove straight on until I realized I must be in the wrong place.
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Rated no. 3
Hertz
8.6 Excellent (86 reviews)
1 location in Rapid City
Hertz
Locations in Rapid City
  • 8.7
  • 8.9
  • 8.5
  • 8.6
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
5.9 Okay13 Sep. 2021
I reserved an economy car for several reasons; cost, gas mileage it would have, and low entry because I needed to transport my elderly mother and aunt. I got a 4 wheel drive SUV with a high entry. It was difficult for them both to maneuver to get in and out of car with increased fall risk. I was offered the same price as an economy car but still had to pay for the added gas needed vs the economy car.
10.0 Excellent2 Sep. 2021
great service with great people at Rapid CITY in South Dakota at rental car counter. great car, clean, worked perfect. no complains at all.
10.0 Excellent21 Aug. 2021
Very good and fast, pick up and drop off was both under 2 minutes!
2.0 Mediocre7 Jul. 2021
nothingeverything
10.0 Excellent11 Jun. 2021
Very helpfulCharges were extreme. Insurance offered at booking a misrepresentatiom.
10.0 Excellent7 Jun. 2021
All good
2.0 Mediocre23 Apr. 2021
Quick check in and check out.I returned the car a day early but I was still charged for that day.
4.0 Okay18 Apr. 2021
The ease of pick up.I rented a car two weeks ago to see my elderly mother in the hospital. A week later I had to return for her funeral as she passed away. The price of the rental was three times higher than it was when I rented from them the week before. The car was also dirty, and was definitely not cleaned to COVID standards. I had arrived late at night, so I did not have time to see the inside of the car until the next morning. I called the Hertz 1-800 number and they told me it was a Hertz Licensee Rental location and I would have to call the local number. I called and they told me the rates had gone up in the last week (almost 60%!?). Hertz also said they did not have a bereavement policy. On the call, I told the employee about the car being dirty and he said they would check into it. I never received a call back from Hertz. When I returned the car on April 17 two employees were behind the counter. They told me the same thing about the price increase, and when I told them about the interior of the car being dirty they both said "oh I know who that was". Evidently, there had been several complaints recently regarding the cleanliness of their cars, and all the complaints had been cleaned by the same employee. I continued my check out and left to catch my flight home. I would like to thank the two employees who checked me out as they both told me their condolences. They were also helpful in making notes in the computer regarding my complaint. I do realize there was nothing they could do, as neither was the owner.
9.2 Excellent23 Aug. 2020
Short line even without standing in Gold line. Low mileage modern car as upgrade when compact sedan not available. Simple return process too.Chevy Malibu upgrade when compact sedan not available was acceptable (no other sedans available). Just not my preferred brand/model.
10.0 Excellent7 Aug. 2020
The staff was friendly and the pick up was quick and easy. When we got to the car we found they gave us an upgrade for no extra cost. Must have been what they had available at the time.Everything went smoothly. The price was higher than we would have preferred, but that was because we picked up in Rapid City and dropped off in Sioux Falls. The price was lower through Kayak than directly with Hertz. It couldn't have been easier though at both ends.
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Rated no. 4
National
8.3 Excellent (17 reviews)
1 location in Rapid City
National
Locations in Rapid City
  • 7.7
  • 9
  • 8.2
  • 8.4
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
7.9 Good21 Jul. 2021
They could have done a lot better job of cleaning the windshield on the inside, Also I was told that their was a shortage on rental cars an that was why I had to pay the price I did. That was Bs As the lot was full of cars an their was more on the lot down below.
6.4 Good4 Oct. 2020
The car was filthy when I picked it up. Someone had sprayed pop on the inside and the windshield was covered and hard to see out of. There were greasy fingerprints all over the cockpit panels, the seat was stained, and it wasn't vacuumed out after the last customer. It was very obvious that nothing had been cleaned after the last customer.
5.6 Okay18 Jun. 2020
There were A LOT of hidden costs!!!.. I booked online and prepaid. I had an emergency so I called them directly to add 1 more day, that day alone was over $200.00 (at the same $46.00 rate)...for ONE DAY!! There was no way to book the same car through priceline, so I had to suck it up. Perhaps details of the total fees before the car is rented would be helpful
6.4 Good30 Jun. 2019
Give me the car I rented instead of one with 5 less seats. Change oil or reset warning. Clean car. Instruct us on hot spot or turn it off.
10.0 Excellent4 May 2018
Very easy pick up and drop off- very nice people
10.0 Excellent7 Apr. 2018
The counter is very easy to get to in the Rapid City airport and the agent was quick and helpful. We were on our way in no time!
8.0 Excellent23 Oct. 2016
National Rapid city sdFree upgradeInside door jambs & rear hatch area was filthy
5.6 Okay20 Jul. 2016
no issues, except vehicle interior was FILTHY on pprice was fair. in-terminal was convenient. processing was fastvehicle had not been cleaned. there was tar all over the carpet and seats. There was ink pen, or marker, on the rear-most seat. There was debris between the back seats that was not vacuumed. Pulling out of the parking lot, I hit the breaks to have a vitamin water bottle (full) roll out from under the seat at my feet. I went back inside to point all of this out. It was noted on my paperwork.
10.0 Excellent3 Jun. 2016
National Car Employees at Rapid City Airport are GI travel a great deal around the US and the World. I always fly/drive and my experience with the guys at National Car Rental at the Rapid City Airport was awesome. The guys I worked with both at check out and check in were very helpful and accommodating. I rented a 2016 Buick Lacrosse and it was a great ride. Thanks so much for a very pleasurable experience with National.
3.2 Mediocre29 May 2016
Located in terminalDon't understand why I have to give all my flight info to use a debit card but, credit cards get a fast pass. Sill had to pay in full before the keys were handed over. Not the best customer service.
Rated no. 5
Avis
8 Excellent (15 reviews)
1 location in Rapid City
Avis
Locations in Rapid City
  • 8.5
  • 7.8
  • 8.1
  • 8.4
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent6 Sep. 2021
Everything was great except the price. $3600 for 10 days rental for a full sized car. I guess that’s because of the car shortage. Wow.
7.9 Good20 Jul. 2021
The website refused to allow us to reserve a car for the 4:30 pickup time. It read that, but when the final version came up it defaulted to 9 PM. Very messy. HOWEVER, the local agent figured a way to reconcile the situation so it worked well in the end. Just extremely frustrating at home, trying to make it work right.
2.0 Mediocre31 Jul. 2020
The car I booked on line didn’t exist. Showed up at the counter. No one was there called the number. Lady identifies herself as the owner tells me she doesn’t even own a car like that in her business.
8.4 Excellent5 Sep. 2019
Every aspect of pickup and drop-off was very easy and smooth.I was supposed to get a Chevrolet Impala or equal, but got a Hyundai Sonata, which I do not consider as equal.
8.0 Excellent3 Sep. 2019
The staff was great! Very friendly and quick. Explained everything.The price for the car for one weekend was a bit high, and the car was small and not very powerful. Only 2 suitcases fit in the trunk. But it got us where we wanted to go.
7.2 Good8 Aug. 2019
Staff was helpful and drop off was easyWould have liked a smaller vehicle, like what we requested.
8.0 Excellent17 Sep. 2018
Unadvertised feeThere was a mileage limit that was so low that I would not be able to complete my planned activities. They were quite willing to sell me a higher mileage rate, but the original mileage restriction was not advertised (to my recollection), so I did not have an option but to add this fee. If I had this knowledge sooner I may have reserved with a different company.
10.0 Excellent2 Jul. 2018
Received the type vehicle requested.
Rated no. 6
Budget
7.8 Good (14 reviews)
1 location in Rapid City
Budget
Locations in Rapid City
  • 8.2
  • 7.8
  • 7.9
  • 7.8
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible7 Jul. 2021
Vehicle was filthy when I picked it up, I never got a receipt when I checked out and very disorganized process for renting. Keys lying all over the counter and staff acts like it’s their first day on the job trying to find your records and navigate the computer. Also pricing was not what was quoted on website.
10.0 Excellent30 May 2020
The whole experience far exceeded my expectations ....From pick-up to drop-off
9.2 Excellent1 Oct. 2019
Staff very helpful and friendly.Price could have been lower.
9.2 Excellent23 Jul. 2019
Staff at Rapid City, SD was friendly and cars were right out the airport exit doors.Staff could of been more familiar with the additional insurance sold on the web site. They told me it didn't cover an additional driver, which is why I purchased it through you rather then budget.
8.0 Excellent11 Sep. 2018
Great car but they need to do better at explaining optionsThe car was a very smooth ride and drove very well. Was very handy to have the two extra seats in the back that made it comfortable for 6.They were not very good at explaining all the extra charges associated with the insurance and gas options which cause my rental to wind up being almost double the original quoted price.
10.0 Excellent23 Aug. 2018
Quick, easy rentalLast minute rental decision made simple!Counter person requiring a SSN!
Eagle Rent A Car
1 location in Rapid City
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in Rapid City
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Easirent
1 location in Rapid City
Easirent
Locations in Rapid City
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Rent-A-Wreck
1 location in Rapid City
Rent-A-Wreck
Locations in Rapid City
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Sunnycars
1 location in Rapid City
Sunnycars
Locations in Rapid City
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270 travellers who hired a car in Rapid City gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.7

Car hire locations in or near Rapid City

Good to know

Most popular agency

Alamo

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$95/day

Good deal

$58/day

When to book a car hire in Rapid City

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Top tips for hiring a car in Rapid City

  • There is plenty to discover in and around Rapid City and the best way to ensure you get to see everything is by renting a car during your stay. The city has various places of interest like the Dinosaur Park, Skyline Wilderness Park, or Watiki Waterpark, but, being nestled next to various major national parks, it is also the perfect base for extended walks and hikes. With their own hire car, travelers are guaranteed maximum freedom to explore everything on their wish list.
  • There is a regional airport (RAP) east of the city and it features various onsite car hire agencies, so the easiest way to start your time in Rapid City is by picking up a car right there. Internationally acclaimed agencies like Avis, Hertz, and Enterprise offer their vehicles for travelers, and with a car you will be in Rapid City in approximately twenty minutes via the SD-44 W.
  • Driving in and around Rapid City during the winter can be adventurous, as the cold season can bring plenty of snow to the mountainous region. It is imperative to prepare for driving on snowy and icy roads when visiting in winter. First of all, ensure there are the appropriate tires on your hire car and consider renting additional snow chains if weather conditions are severe. Adjusting your speed and slowing down are important aspects when driving in wintery conditions, and remember to switch on your headlights so other cars can see you better.
  • Like every city, Rapid City has certain times in which traffic increases and main arterial roads can be clogged up. If possible, avoid driving through the city during the morning rush hour between 7 and 9 am and the evening rush hour from 5 to 8pm. Especially the I-190 and I-90 can face severe traffic increase during these times, with commuters coming in and out of Rapid City.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Rapid City for $58 or less
  • Book your car hire in Rapid City at least 7 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hires in Rapid City are around 34% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Rapid City

  • One car hire company which has updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected is Alamo

  • On average a hire car in Rapid City costs $95 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Rapid City are Enterprise (9.1, 64 reviews), Alamo (9.0, 88 reviews), and Hertz (8.6, 86 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Rapid City is $4.84 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $58 and $77, depending on the car size.

  • Intermediate (Nissan Versa or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Rapid City.

  • The only car hire company onsite at Rapid City airport is Alamo.

  • The only car hire company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Rapid City airport to off-airport locations is Alamo.

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

  • A Intermediate car hire in Rapid City costs $72 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car hire in Rapid City costs $76 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car hire in Rapid City costs $82 per day, on average.

  • In Rapid City, cars are most frequently hired at Alamo 4550 Terminal Rd (14 km from city centre ).

  • On average hiring a car in Rapid City costs $662 per week ($95 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Rapid City costs $2,839 per month ($95 per day).

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

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

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

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