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Cheap Car Rentals in Indianapolis from $11

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Indianapolis with a pick-up date of 8/15 and drop-off date of 8/15. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental.
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Indianapolis car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car rental in Indianapolis. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on July 22, 2024.

Most popular company

SIXT

Price of gas per gallon

$3.82

Average price per day

$79

Cheapest price per day

$11

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Indianapolis?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Indianapolis and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on July 22, 2024.

January

$42

February

$50

March

$61

April

$61

May

$65

June

$72

July

$73

August

$63

September

$58

October

$60

November

$53

December

$47

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Indianapolis is January. 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.

Compare available car types for rental in Indianapolis

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental in Indianapolis to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on July 22, 2024.

Small cars

$40 - $81

All Car Types

$49 - $90

To rent a small car in Indianapolis, the United States, you would pay an average price of $63/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a small car in Indianapolis, the United States (~$40/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~$81/day). In fact, January is about 38% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car rental for Indianapolis. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Indianapolis, renting a small car saves you 17% 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 Indianapolis small car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a medium car in Indianapolis, the United States, you would pay an average price of $63/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in Indianapolis, the United States (~$42/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~$75/day). In fact, January is about 34% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car rental for Indianapolis. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Indianapolis, renting a medium car saves you 19% 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 Indianapolis medium car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a large car in Indianapolis, the United States, you would pay an average price of $90/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a large car in Indianapolis, the United States (~$58/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$109/day). In fact, January is about 37% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car rental for Indianapolis. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Indianapolis, renting a large car is 16% 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 Indianapolis large car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV in Indianapolis, the United States, you would pay an average price of $75/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in Indianapolis, the United States (~$53/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~$93/day). In fact, January is about 31% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Indianapolis. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Indianapolis, renting a SUV saves you 2% 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 Indianapolis SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a van in Indianapolis, the United States, you would pay an average price of $125/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a van in Indianapolis, the United States (~$89/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~$154/day). In fact, January is about 30% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van rental for Indianapolis. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Indianapolis, renting a van is 39% 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 Indianapolis van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a luxury car in Indianapolis, the United States, you would pay an average price of $97/day. December is the cheapest month to rent a luxury car in Indianapolis, the United States (~$84/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$119/day). In fact, December is about 15% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car rental for Indianapolis. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Indianapolis, renting a luxury car is 22% 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 Indianapolis luxury car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a convertible in Indianapolis, the United States, you would pay an average price of $119/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a convertible in Indianapolis, the United States (~$93/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~$159/day). In fact, February is about 23% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a convertible rental for Indianapolis. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Indianapolis, renting a convertible is 36% 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.

Chevrolet Spark$11/day
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Toyota Yaris$29/day
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Toyota Yaris$32/day
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Tips for renting a car in Indianapolis

Browse helpful tips for renting a car in Indianapolis including age restrictions, car type suggestions and more. Tips were last updated on July 22, 2024.
  • Parking in Indianapolis is not too difficult compared to other major cities as parking in the city is hassle-free provided it is not hosting any big event. On-street parking in most places in downtown Indianapolis is metered but it is free on Sundays and after 9 pm on the other days.
  • You should not worry about paying tolls when driving through Indianapolis as the city itself has no toll roads. However, if you’re planning to visit attractions like the Indiana dunes or Lake Michigan, be prepared to pay some fee as you will be using the Indiana East-West Toll.
  • While driving around Indianapolis is relatively easy, driving during rush hours can be a little difficult. The city has two rush hour periods, one in the morning between 7 am – 9 am and the other one in the evening between 5 pm – 7 pm.
  • Car rentals in Indianapolis offer one of the most hassle-free, flexible, and convenient ways to explore destinations within and outside the city. Getting your car rental in the city will free you from being overly dependent on rigid public transportation options like trains or buses. With Indianapolis car rentals, you get the luxury to get around the city on your own time and terms.
  • Electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrids are generally more fuel-efficient than conventional cars. By renting an eco-friendly vehicle, you can save on fuel costs during your time in Indianapolis. Indianapolis has been expanding its electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Renting an electric vehicle ensures that you have access to charging facilities, making it easier to explore the city without worrying about running out of battery power. Electric vehicles often provide instant torque and smooth acceleration, making for a quiet and comfortable ride.
  • In Indiana, child car seat laws state that child restraint systems must be used for all children under the age of eight. For infants under one year old and weighing less than 20 lb, a rear-facing child safety seat is required. Children who are at least one year old and weigh 20 lb or more can be secured in a forward-facing child safety seat with an internal harness system. Indiana's booster seat law allows children who weigh at least 30 lb to use a booster seat.
  • The best route from the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) to the downtown area typically depends on traffic conditions and personal preferences but is a common route that is often recommended by locals. Start by exiting the airport and merging onto I-70 East (signs for Indianapolis), and then stay on I-70 East for approximately 11 miles. Take Exit 83A to merge onto I-465 South toward I-74. Continue on I-465 South for about 4 miles. Take Exit 11A to merge onto I-70 West toward Indianapolis. Follow I-70 West for approximately 6 miles and then Take Exit 83B for West Street/Missouri Street. This route will take you downtown, and your trip time should be about 18 min when traffic is light.

Top rental agencies in Indianapolis

Explore the leading car rental agencies in Indianapolis known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in Indianapolis. Reviews were last updated on July 22, 2024.
Rent a car with one of the top providers serving the Indianapolis area such as Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Budget and Payless. Read through reviews, double check the pickup location, and other important information before making your selection.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.1
Very good
133 reviews18 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.4

Overall

8.1

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

8.0

Budget

6.3
Okay
104 reviews9 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

6.9

Overall

6.3

Pick-up/drop-off

6.3

Value

6.7

Payless

6.1
Okay
218 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

6.4

Comfort

6.4

Overall

6.1

Pick-up/drop-off

6.2

Value

5.8

Alamo

8.4
Very good
92 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.5

Overall

8.4

Pick-up/drop-off

8.5

Value

8.1

Dollar

7.5
Good
56 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.8

Overall

7.4

Pick-up/drop-off

7.3

Value

7.1

Thrifty

7.5
Good
65 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

7.7

Overall

7.4

Pick-up/drop-off

7.7

Value

7.1

Avis

6.3
Okay
33 reviews7 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.2

Overall

6.3

Pick-up/drop-off

6.3

Value

6.2

Hertz

6.3
Okay
98 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

6.9

Overall

6.3

Pick-up/drop-off

6.3

Value

6.0

Best Indianapolis car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in Indianapolis. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 rental car agencies in Indianapolis with an average daily rate of $33. Data was last updated on July 22, 2024.
Check out some of the very best car rental deals we've found in Indianapolis. Be sure to confirm the details of the deal, such as car type, daily rate, and pickup location.
Chevrolet Spark$11/day
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Toyota Prius$28/day
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Kia Soul$29/day
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Kia Soul

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in Indianapolis, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on July 22, 2024.
  • Which Indianapolis car rental should I go for?

    If you're planning on visiting Indianapolis and wondering what type of vehicle you should go for, we got you covered. The type of car rental you should go for varies depending on the purpose of your trip, the destinations you will be exploring, and the number of passengers you would be carrying. A minivan or midsize SUV is one of the most recommended cars to rent in the city. It excels in space and also provides great traction. Additionally, midsize SUVs and minivans are still compact enough to not only help reduce problems when navigating the narrow lanes downtown but also cause less hustle when parking. As the roads in the city get covered in lots of snow during winter, a 4-wheel-drive car is an ideal option when you visit during such seasons.

  • What are the driving rules in Indianapolis?

    Before getting any car rental on the road in Indianapolis, there are some rules you should know. General driving regulations in Indianapolis permit speeds up to 70 mph on rural interstate highways, while the speed limit for suburban interstate highways is 60 mph. Do not go over 15 mph, 25 mph, and 30 mph when driving in alleys, school zones, and residential zones respectively. The law in the city is against distracted driving, so ensure you don’t use your cell phone to write, read, or send an email or text message while driving. You can use a hands-free device. The law also requires all drivers and adult passengers to put on their seat belts at all times while children can be safely secured in a booster seat or safety chair.

  • What do I need to rent a car in Indianapolis?

    Are you looking to rent a car in Indianapolis but you’re not sure of the requirements? We got you covered. Most car rental companies in Indianapolis will only rent cars to customers aged 25 or above. Renters below 25 may be asked to pay a young driver’s fee in most of the city’s car rental agencies. You will need to have a valid driver’s license to get any rental car in Indianapolis. Foreigners can use a driver’s license offered by their country of origin, provided the license is recorded in English Alphabet. If you’re a foreigner, you can also use your International driver’s license. You may also be asked to present a credit or debit card like MasterCard, Visa, or American Express as most rental companies in Indianapolis don’t accept cash payments.

  • Where will I find the rental car companies at Indianapolis International Airport?

    At the airport, you'll find ten car rental options available at the Ground Transportation Center situated on the first floor of the Terminal Garage. Most of these companies offer convenient on-site pickup at the airport, featuring well-known rental brands that are familiar to travelers. However, if you prefer to rent from one of the two off-airport rental car companies, which include local providers, customers can request shuttle pickup by calling for service just outside the Ground Transportation Center. The pickup location is in zone one, conveniently located on the first floor of the Terminal Garage.

  • What are some common day trips I can make in my rental car?

    Brown County State Park, which is located about an hour south of Indianapolis, is known for its scenic beauty, hiking trails, and vibrant fall foliage. Here you can enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, biking, and horseback riding in this picturesque park. Situated around three hours north of Indianapolis, Indiana Dunes National Park offers stunning sand dunes, hiking trails, and beautiful beaches along Lake Michigan. Explore the unique ecosystem and enjoy swimming or sunbathing on the shores. Just an hour south of Indianapolis, Nashville is a charming small town known for its art galleries, local crafts, and unique shops. Stroll through the streets, admire the artwork, and indulge in local cuisine.

  • Is it possible to drive my rental car to other states or Canada?

    Driving to other states is rarely a problem with the more global rental brands. If you plan on using a more local company, check with them first, but even with them, this should not be a problem. If you are using a larger rental brand, they generally allow vehicles to be driven into Canada with no restrictions. Notify them at the time of the rental that you plan to drive into Canada so the location can provide a copy of the “Canadian Non-Resident Insurance Card." With larger companies, one-way rentals may be allowed in some Canadian cities. Check with local rental companies about specific restrictions on taking a car into Canada.

  • What is the cheapest rental car found in Indianapolis?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $79/day when booking a rental car in Indianapolis. The best deal a user found was for $30/day from Getaround, booked on Jul. 14.

  • What car rental company is typically the cheapest in Indianapolis?

    According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Indianapolis from the following companies over the past two weeks: Getaround ($11/day), Budget ($29/day), and Turo ($32/day).

  • Which car rental company is considered to be the best in Indianapolis?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Alamo (8.4 rating), Enterprise Rent-A-Car (8.0 rating) and Dollar (7.4 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Indianapolis.

  • What are gas prices like in Indianapolis?

    The average gas price in Indianapolis is $3.82/gallon over the past month, costing you anywhere between $45 and $66 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Indianapolis for a week from Sixt?

    From Sixt you can rent a car in Indianapolis from about $454 per week on average.

  • How far in advance should I rent a car in Indianapolis for the best price?

    Renting your favorite car model can become more difficult the closer you are to your desired travel date. It’s ideal to book early to have that peace of mind. An early booking can save you up to 31% in Indianapolis - we recommend booking at least 7days in advance.

  • Can I rent a car for a month in Indianapolis?

    Yes, renting a vehicle in Indianapolis for a month is certainly possible.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Indianapolis for a month?

    Prices can be as low as $1,946 if you consider booking with Getaround. That price represents savings of 80% compared to the Indianapolis average. The monthly cost of a car rental in Indianapolis is on average $1,946 ($65/day).

  • How much is a car rental in Indianapolis for a weekend?

    $95 is typically the average cost for a rental car for the weekend in Indianapolis, though this could vary depending on the time of year. If you’re on a budget when traveling to Indianapolis, then opt for a Economy rental vehicle - these tend to be the most affordable on weekends. In the month of August, you can expect to find car rental prices on Cheapflights for as low as $74/day.

  • What car do most people rent in Indianapolis?

    The most popular car to rent while in Indianapolis is the Chrysler Pacifica, which is a Mini vehicle.

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Small car rentals in Indianapolis

Find small car rental deals in Indianapolis from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. small car rentals in Indianapolis cost an average of $46 per day. Price data was last updated on July 22, 2024.
Hyundai i10$46/day
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Hyundai i10$46/day
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Hyundai i10

Luxury car rentals in Indianapolis

Find luxury car rental deals in Indianapolis from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. luxury car rentals in Indianapolis cost an average of $40 per day. Price data was last updated on July 22, 2024.
Reserve a luxury car rental in Indianapolis by selecting one of these great deals available. If these car rental deals don't suit your needs, make sure to check back soon as we're constantly finding new offers for our users.
Audi A4$31/day
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Audi A4
Chrysler 300$33/day
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Chrysler 300
Audi A4$33/day
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Audi A4

Van rentals in Indianapolis

Find van rental deals in Indianapolis from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. van rentals in Indianapolis cost an average of $45 per day. Price data was last updated on July 22, 2024.
Have a look at some of the best options for renting a car in Indianapolis we've found at this time. If you're not finding the van rental that is right for you and your passengers, be sure to check back soon.
Toyota Sienna$40/day
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Toyota Sienna
Kia Sedona$41/day
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Kia Sedona
Chrysler Pacifica$42/day
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Chrysler Pacifica

Car rentals by fuel type in Indianapolis

Browse car rentals by fuel type in Indianapolis. Currently, Electric cars are the cheapest to rent in Indianapolis. Deals were last updated on July 22, 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in Indianapolis. There are currently 2 fuel types to choose from with Electric being the cheapest ($33+).

Electric

Electric

Hybrid

Hybrid

Airport car rentals in Indianapolis
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