Des Moines

Cheap Car Rentals in Des Moines

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Des Moines Car Rentals in 2023

Most popular companyTHRIFTY
Price of gas per gallon$3.63
Average price per day$61
Cheapest price per day$28

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Des Moines?

January

$60

February

$55

March

$76

April

$75

May

$86

June

$98

July

$99

August

$92

September

$69

October

$69

November

$73

December

$77

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Des Moines is February. The most expensive time to rent a car is July. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular Car Types in Des Moines

Small is the cheapest car type you can rent in Des Moines this past week from 17 rental locations out of 13 rental agencies. Prices for a Des Moines Small rental start from $37/day. Check out available deals for 6 car types currently offered at listed car rental agencies here:

Compare available car types for rental in Des Moines

Small Cars

$59 - $104

All Car Types

$75 - $120

To rent a Small car in Des Moines, the United States, you would pay an average price of $74/day. October is the cheapest month to rent a Small car in Des Moines, the United States (~$59/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~$104/day). In fact, October is about 22% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small rental for Des Moines. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Des Moines, renting a Small car saves you 21% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Des Moines Small rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Medium car in Des Moines, the United States, you would pay an average price of $71/day. October is the cheapest month to rent a Medium car in Des Moines, the United States (~$51/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~$99/day). In fact, October is about 29% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Medium rental for Des Moines. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Des Moines, renting a Medium car saves you 25% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Des Moines Medium rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Large car in Des Moines, the United States, you would pay an average price of $87/day. October is the cheapest month to rent a Large car in Des Moines, the United States (~$66/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is February (~$104/day). In fact, October is about 25% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Large rental for Des Moines. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Des Moines, renting a Large car saves you 8% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Des Moines Large rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV car in Des Moines, the United States, you would pay an average price of $86/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a SUV car in Des Moines, the United States (~$67/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~$115/day). In fact, January is about 23% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Des Moines. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Des Moines, renting a SUV car saves you 9% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Des Moines SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Van car in Des Moines, the United States, you would pay an average price of $140/day. October is the cheapest month to rent a Van car in Des Moines, the United States (~$110/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~$193/day). In fact, October is about 22% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Van rental for Des Moines. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Des Moines, renting a Van car is 34% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Des Moines Van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Luxury car in Des Moines, the United States, you would pay an average price of $87/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Luxury car in Des Moines, the United States (~$59/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$115/day). In fact, January is about 33% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Luxury rental for Des Moines. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Des Moines, renting a Luxury car saves you 8% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Des Moines Luxury rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

Chevrolet Spark$37/day
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Nissan Versa$39/day
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Top rental agencies in Des Moines

All major car rental suppliers in Des Moines

Alamo

8.6
Very good
41 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.7

Overall

8.7

Pick-up/drop-off

8.8

Value

8.7

Enterprise

8.3
Very good
52 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.6

Overall

8.3

Pick-up/drop-off

8.1

Value

8.1

Hertz

8.0
Very good
30 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

8.3

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.1

Value

7.7

National

1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

8.0

Dollar

7.5
Good
9 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.8

Overall

7.2

Pick-up/drop-off

7.2

Value

7.8

Thrifty

7.1
Good
18 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.4

Overall

6.8

Pick-up/drop-off

6.8

Value

6.8

Payless

6.9
Okay
18 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.5

Overall

6.7

Pick-up/drop-off

6.7

Value

6.6

Budget

6.8
Okay
25 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

7.2

Overall

6.6

Pick-up/drop-off

7.0

Value

6.6

Best Des Moines Car Rental Deals Found

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Car Rental FAQs

What is the cheapest rental car found in Des Moines?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $61/day when booking a rental car in Des Moines. The best deal a user found was for $28/day from Thrifty, booked on Jul. 28.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in Des Moines?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Des Moines from the following companies over the past two weeks: Budget ($37/day), Alamo ($39/day), and Payless ($42/day).

Which car rental company is considered to be the best in Des Moines?

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, National (9.6 rating), Alamo (8.6 rating) and Enterprise (8.3 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Des Moines.

What are gas prices like in Des Moines?

The average gas price in Des Moines is $3.63/gallon over the past month, costing you anywhere between $43 and $62 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Des Moines for a week from Thrifty?

Renting a car in Des Moines for a week can be a great option for travel. Thrifty, the most popular car rental company for this area, offers rental cars for around $357/week on average.

How far in advance should I rent a car in Des Moines for the best price?

Booking your car rental early can save you up to 14% on your rental. Aim to book your car rental at least 14 days in advance to take advantage of a below average price in Des Moines.

Can I rent a car for a month in Des Moines?

The length of time you can book a rental for is subject to the inventory of the supplier. When renting a vehicle from Des Moines it should be possible to rent a car for a whole month if needed.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Des Moines for a month?

Our recent data shows that Thrifty can potentially be 55% below the average car rental price in Des Moines. Check prices and availability for Thrifty and save on this extended rental. The cost of renting a vehicle in Des Moines is on average $1,529 a month or $51 a day. Search on Cheapflights for the most updated pricing and availability for your Des Moines car rental.

How much is a car rental in Des Moines for a weekend?

$75 is, on average, how much a car rental costs for the weekend in Des Moines. To save money, consider booking a Economy car rental, which is the cheapest car during the weekend. If you are looking for a car rental in February, we’ve seen prices on Cheapflights for as low as $79 per day.

What car do most people rent in Des Moines?

The most popular car chosen by those traveling to Des Moines is Full-size (Dodge Magnum) based on our Cheapflights data.

Luxury Car Rentals in Des Moines

Arrive in style when you rent a luxury car in Des Moines from the best rental car providers in the country.

Van Rentals in Des Moines

Some people need a little more room to get around comfortably on vacation. Find deals like the ones below for Des Moines van rentals.

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