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Indianapolis car rentals in 2023

Most popular company

HERTZ

Price of gas per gallon

$4.16

Average price per day

$59

Cheapest price per day

$28

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

January

$51

February

$55

March

$59

April

$52

May

$62

June

$65

July

$65

August

$62

September

$57

October

$64

November

$60

December

$62

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Indianapolis is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is June. 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 Indianapolis

Small is the cheapest car type you can rent in Indianapolis this past week from 50 rental locations out of 14 rental agencies. Prices for a Indianapolis Small rental start from $27/day. Check out available deals for 6 car types currently offered at listed car rental agencies here:

Compare available car types for rental in Indianapolis

Small Cars

$53 - $96

All Car Types

$75 - $98

To rent a Small car in Indianapolis, the United States, you would pay an average price of $62/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Small car in Indianapolis, the United States (~$53/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~$96/day). In fact, January is about 16% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small rental for Indianapolis. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Indianapolis, renting a Small car saves you 28% 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 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 $65/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a Medium car in Indianapolis, the United States (~$57/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~$81/day). In fact, February is about 13% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Medium rental for Indianapolis. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Indianapolis, renting a Medium car saves you 26% 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 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 $94/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Large car in Indianapolis, the United States (~$69/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~$119/day). In fact, January is about 28% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Large rental for Indianapolis. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Indianapolis, renting a Large car is 9% 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 rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV car in Indianapolis, the United States, you would pay an average price of $81/day. September is the cheapest month to rent a SUV car in Indianapolis, the United States (~$63/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~$111/day). In fact, September is about 24% 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 car saves you 6% 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 car in Indianapolis, the United States, you would pay an average price of $111/day. December is the cheapest month to rent a Van car in Indianapolis, the United States (~$83/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~$141/day). In fact, December is about 26% 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 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 Van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Pickup Truck car in Indianapolis, the United States, you would pay an average price of $43/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a Pickup Truck car in Indianapolis, the United States (~$42/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is November (~$62/day). In fact, February is about 5% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Pickup Truck rental for Indianapolis. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Indianapolis, renting a Pickup Truck car saves you 50% 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.

To rent a Luxury car in Indianapolis, the United States, you would pay an average price of $105/day. April is the cheapest month to rent a Luxury car in Indianapolis, the United States (~$88/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$119/day). In fact, April is about 17% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Luxury rental for Indianapolis. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Indianapolis, renting a Luxury car is 18% 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 rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Convertible car in Indianapolis, the United States, you would pay an average price of $105/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Convertible car in Indianapolis, the United States (~$66/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$130/day). In fact, January is about 38% 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 car is 18% 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.

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Tips for renting a car in Indianapolis

  • 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.

Top rental agencies in Indianapolis

Rent a car with one of the top providers serving the Indianapolis area such as Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Payless and Alamo. Read through reviews, double check the pickup location, and other important information before making your selection.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.2
Very good
126 reviews18 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.4

Overall

8.2

Pick-up/drop-off

8.1

Value

8.2

Payless

6.1
Okay
216 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

6.4

Comfort

6.4

Overall

6.0

Pick-up/drop-off

5.8

Value

6.0

Alamo

8.6
Very good
87 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.6

Overall

8.6

Pick-up/drop-off

8.7

Value

8.4

Dollar

7.4
Good
55 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.8

Overall

7.3

Pick-up/drop-off

7.1

Value

7.1

Thrifty

7.2
Good
63 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

7.3

Overall

7.0

Pick-up/drop-off

7.2

Value

6.9

Budget

6.8
Okay
92 reviews9 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.3

Overall

6.8

Pick-up/drop-off

6.9

Value

7.1

Avis

6.3
Okay
33 reviews7 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

7.3

Overall

6.3

Pick-up/drop-off

6.2

Value

6.1

Hertz

5.7
Fair
96 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.4

Comfort

6.4

Overall

5.6

Pick-up/drop-off

5.6

Value

5.5

Best Indianapolis car rental deals found

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Car rental FAQs

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.

What is the cheapest rental car found in Indianapolis?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $59/day when booking a rental car in Indianapolis. The best deal a user found was for $28/day from Getaround, booked on Sep. 24.

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: Hertz ($27/day), Alamo ($29/day), and Budget ($32/day).

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

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Alamo (8.6 rating), Enterprise Rent-A-Car (8.2 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 $4.16/gallon over the past month, costing you anywhere between $50 and $72 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

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

From Hertz you can rent a car in Indianapolis from about $332 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 35% 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 $1,425 if you consider booking with Getaround. That price represents savings of 86% compared to the Indianapolis average. The monthly cost of a car rental in Indianapolis is on average $1,425 ($47/day).

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

$72 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 October, you can expect to find car rental prices on Cheapflights for as low as $58/day.

What car do most people rent in Indianapolis?

The most popular car to rent while in Indianapolis is the Class Special Car, which is a Special vehicle.

Luxury car rentals in Indianapolis

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

Van rentals in Indianapolis

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

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