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Cheap Car Rentals in Iowa

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What are the car hire prices for popular cities in Iowa?

Below are the cheapest cities to rent a car in Iowa

Price

$37 - $95

Out of all the popular cities in Iowa, Dubuque is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just $37/day. Renting a car in Dubuque is 61% cheaper than renting one in Mason City where the per day rate is around $95. Other fairly inexpensive cities in Iowa to get a rental car in are: Davenport ($38/day), Des Moines ($42/day), and Burlington ($45/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in Des Moines should expect to spend around $42/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in Iowa is Des Moines.

Cheapest time to rent a car in Iowa

January

$59

February

$55

March

$76

April

$75

May

$92

June

$100

July

$116

August

$110

September

$82

October

$79

November

$74

December

$76

Top rental agencies in Iowa

All major car rental suppliers in Iowa
7.5
Good
112 reviews18 locations
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Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.8

Overall

7.5

Pick-up/drop-off

7.3

Value

7.3
7.2
Good
141 reviews11 locations
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Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.4

Overall

7.2

Pick-up/drop-off

7.2

Value

7.2
8.5
Excellent
42 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.6

Overall

8.5

Pick-up/drop-off

8.7

Value

8.4
6.6
Good
44 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

7.1

Overall

6.3

Pick-up/drop-off

6.4

Value

6.3
6.4
Good
49 reviews7 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

7.1

Overall

6.3

Pick-up/drop-off

6.6

Value

6.5
7.7
Good
18 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

7.6

Overall

7.7

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

7.3
7.4
Good
16 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

8.1

Overall

7.2

Pick-up/drop-off

6.9

Value

7.2
6.0
Good
10 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Overall

5.8

Pick-up/drop-off

6.6

Value

6.0

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Car Rental FAQs

What are the requirements to rent a car in Iowa?

You will have to prove that you are a licensed driver by submitting a valid driver’s license to book car rentals in Iowa. Additionally, you must have a minimum driving experience of at least two years. If you are a foreigner who wants car rentals in Iowa, you can produce a valid government-issued license of your home country if it is in English. If it is not in English, you will have to get an International Driver’s permit that you will use together with your driving license. Be sure to carry your identification documents, including your ID card or passport, at all times. Carry your debit or credit card and ensure that you have loaded enough funds to cater to the security deposit. Additionally, make sure that the card you want to use for car rentals in Iowa is valid.

What are the rules for driving in Iowa?

Your seatbelt and that of any other front-seat passenger should always be fastened as you drive. Children must always be restrained in a rear seat or with a seatbelt, especially children under six years old. When exercising your right of way, pay close attention to the road and the habits of other drivers. Just because you are cautious does not mean that other drivers will be. Therefore, always give enough distance between your Iowa car rentals and other cars. The maximum speed limit that your cheap car rental in Iowa can get to is 70mph. Follow up on Iowa weather and road conditions before you drive so that you can always be prepared. Furthermore, ensure that you have checked if the state has updated its driving laws before you book your Iowa car rentals.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Iowa?

You need to consider certain factors before you can book rental cars in Iowa. They include the nature of your trip, amount of luggage and passengers, time spent driving, budget, terrain, and weather. If you are looking for a cheap car rental in Iowa that can accommodate your family and has a lot of storage room for your luggage, then a van such as the Luxgen M7 or Ford Transit Connect will work fine. If you want luxury car rentals in Iowa that will help you make a statement, the Ford Fusion or Cadillac XTS will do the job. Additionally, if you are looking for rental cars in Iowa that are durable and budget-friendly, consider a small car like Toyota Yaris or Volkswagen Lupo that will help you navigate through the busy streets of Iowa.

What is the cheapest rental car found in Iowa?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $70/day when booking a rental car in Iowa. The best deal a user found was for $30/day from Thrifty, booked on Jul. 28.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in Iowa?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Iowa from the following companies over the past two weeks: Alamo ($45/day), Payless ($45/day), and Enterprise ($58/day).

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

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Super Cheap (10.0 rating), Signature Rent A Car (10.0 rating) and Alamo (8.7 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Iowa.

What are gas prices like in Iowa?

The average gas price in Iowa is $4.66/gallon over the past month, costing you anywhere between $55 and $80 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

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

Thrifty is a popular option for travelers looking for car rental in Iowa. You can expect the average cost of rental car to be about $369 per week.

Can I rent a car for a month in Iowa?

Yes, you can rent a car for a month in Iowa. Check Cheapflights for the latest prices and car type availability.

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

Prices can be as low as $1,580 if you consider booking with Thrifty. That price represents savings of 57% compared to the Iowa average. The monthly cost of a car rental in Iowa is on average $1,580 ($53/day).

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