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Kansas City car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car rental in Kansas City. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on February 20, 2024.

Most popular company

HERTZ

Price of gas per gallon

$3.44

Average price per day

$55

Cheapest price per day

$23

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Kansas City?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Kansas City 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 February 20, 2024.

January

$47

February

$52

March

$58

April

$57

May

$59

June

$68

July

$67

August

$65

September

$68

October

$67

November

$60

December

$52

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Kansas City 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.

Compare available car types for rental in Kansas City

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental in Kansas City to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on February 20, 2024.

Small cars

$40 - $76

All Car Types

$71 - $111

To rent a small car in Kansas City, the United States, you would pay an average price of $59/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a small car in Kansas City, the United States (~$40/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~$76/day). In fact, January is about 34% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car rental for Kansas City. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Kansas City, renting a small car saves you 35% 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 Kansas City small car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a medium car in Kansas City, the United States, you would pay an average price of $64/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in Kansas City, the United States (~$50/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$86/day). In fact, January is about 24% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car rental for Kansas City. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Kansas City, renting a medium car saves you 30% 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 Kansas City medium car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a large car in Kansas City, the United States, you would pay an average price of $84/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a large car in Kansas City, the United States (~$63/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$116/day). In fact, January is about 26% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car rental for Kansas City. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Kansas City, 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 Kansas City large car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV in Kansas City, the United States, you would pay an average price of $78/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in Kansas City, the United States (~$59/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$112/day). In fact, January is about 25% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Kansas City. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Kansas City, renting a SUV saves you 16% 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 Kansas City SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a van in Kansas City, the United States, you would pay an average price of $116/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a van in Kansas City, the United States (~$93/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$145/day). In fact, January is about 21% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van rental for Kansas City. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Kansas City, renting a van 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 Kansas City van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a pickup truck in Kansas City, the United States, you would pay an average price of $87/day. November is the cheapest month to rent a pickup truck in Kansas City, the United States (~$62/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$145/day). In fact, November is about 29% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a pickup truck rental for Kansas City. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Kansas City, renting a pickup truck 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 Kansas City pickup truck rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a luxury car in Kansas City, the United States, you would pay an average price of $111/day. October is the cheapest month to rent a luxury car in Kansas City, the United States (~$79/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$127/day). In fact, October is about 30% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car rental for Kansas City. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Kansas City, 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.

To rent a convertible in Kansas City, the United States, you would pay an average price of $133/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a convertible in Kansas City, the United States (~$85/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$168/day). In fact, January is about 37% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a convertible rental for Kansas City. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Kansas City, renting a convertible is 31% 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.

Nissan Versa$23/day
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Tips for renting a car in Kansas City

Browse helpful tips for renting a car in Kansas City including age restrictions, car type suggestions and more. Tips were last updated on February 20, 2024.
  • The morning rush hour in Kansas City occurs between 7:00 am and 9:00 am on weekdays, while the evening rush hour occurs between 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm. These times may vary marginally based on the specific location and traffic conditions, but they generally correspond to the standard workday schedule. During these peak periods, the city's major highways and main thoroughfares experience intense traffic congestion as commuters travel to and from work, resulting in longer travel times and the possibility of delays. You should plan your commutes outside these prime hours or utilize alternative modes of transportation, including public transit, to avoid the worst traffic.
  • Kansas City has a well-developed system of toll roadways that facilitates efficient transportation within and around the metropolitan area. Generally, the toll roads in Kansas City provide commuters and travelers with faster routes and reduce congestion. The Kansas Turnpike and the Missouri River Bridge are among the city's most important toll roads. The Kansas Turnpike links the city to the neighboring state of Kansas and functions as an important thoroughfare for both passenger and commercial vehicles. The Missouri River Bridge, on the other hand, offers an essential link between different sections of Kansas City by crossing the mighty Missouri River. The toll rates vary based on the type of vehicle, the distance traveled, and the specific toll facility, with electronic tolling options available for convenience.
  • In Kansas City, eco-friendly vehicles have become an appealing and viable option for eco-conscious individuals. These environmentally friendly vehicles primarily consist of electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrids, which substantially reduce carbon emissions and contribute to a cleaner and greener environment. The eco-friendly car rentals in Kansas City include Avis, Enterprise, and Budget, providing a variety of vehicle options ranging from compact electric city cars to hybrid SUVs suitable for longer journeys. Avis offers both hybrid and electric cars, while Enterprise has an exclusive provision of hybrid cars, and Budget has a wide range of electric cars.

Top rental agencies in Kansas City

Explore the leading car rental agencies in Kansas City known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in Kansas City. Reviews were last updated on February 20, 2024.
Choose from the top rental car agencies available in Kansas City, including Alamo, Hertz and Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Before making your selection, be sure to carefully review the feedback, double-check the pickup location, and verify other important details.

Alamo

8.7
Very good
141 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.9

Comfort

9.0

Overall

8.7

Pick-up/drop-off

8.4

Value

8.2

Hertz

6.2
Okay
117 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.6

Overall

6.1

Pick-up/drop-off

6.4

Value

6.0

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.5
Good
48 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.9

Overall

7.6

Pick-up/drop-off

7.6

Value

7.4

Dollar

7.4
Good
78 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.5

Overall

7.4

Pick-up/drop-off

7.3

Value

6.9

Avis

7.1
Good
90 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.6

Overall

7.0

Pick-up/drop-off

7.2

Value

7.1

Thrifty

7.1
Good
44 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.6

Overall

6.7

Pick-up/drop-off

7.1

Value

6.9

Budget

6.8
Okay
50 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.1

Overall

6.8

Pick-up/drop-off

6.8

Value

6.6

National

7.9
Good
3 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

9.3

Overall

7.9

Pick-up/drop-off

7.9

Value

7.9

Best Kansas City car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in Kansas City. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 rental car agencies in Kansas City with an average daily rate of $31. Data was last updated on February 20, 2024.
Peruse the best Kansas City car rental deals we've found. Be sure to confirm the details of the deal, such as car type, daily rate, and pickup location.
Nissan Versa$23/day
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Nissan Versa
Kia Rio$23/day
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Kia Rio
Ford Focus Sedan$27/day
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Ford Focus Sedan

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in Kansas City, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on February 20, 2024.

What is the most convenient location in Kansas City for renting a car?

Kansas City International Airport (MCI) is the most convenient location to rent a car in Kansas City. The airport is approximately 15 miles northwest of downtown Kansas City, making it readily accessible for both residents and visitors. The airport features a consolidated rental car facility at 1 International Square. From the airport, you can board one of the car rentals' convenient shuttles that will take you to the rental facility. Board the Gray car rental shuttle to access the providers and it stops at marked stations at terminal medians. The car rentals at the facility include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Payless.

What car rental companies should I consider for renting an accessible vehicle in Kansas City?

When seeking an accessible vehicle in Kansas City, several car rental suppliers should be considered. Enterprise is one of the car rental providers with a variety of wheelchair-accessible vehicles, including vans, with features customized to satisfy specific mobility requirements. Another option is Hertz, whose accessible vehicles feature a variety of adaptive equipment options, including hand controls and spinner knobs, to meet various needs. Avis is also a viable option, as they provide a variety of accessible vehicles with features such as hand controls and swivel seating. In addition, Budget Car Rental offers ramp-equipped vans and other accessible vehicle features such as lowered floors and spacious seating.

Can I drive to other states, regions, or countries with a rental car from Kansas City?

Yes, you can drive a Kansas City-based rental car to other states, regions, or countries. When it comes to driving to other states within the United States, the vast majority of rental car suppliers permit customers to do so. It is suggested, however, to inform the rental supplier of your travel intentions in advance. If you intend to drive to another region, such as Canada or Mexico, you must confirm with the rental provider that they permit cross-border travel. Numerous car rental providers have specific policies and requirements for international travel, including acquiring additional insurance coverage or providing advance notice of your travel plans.

What is the cheapest rental car found in Kansas City?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $55/day when booking a rental car in Kansas City. The best deal a user found was for $28/day from Hertz, booked on Feb. 11.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in Kansas City?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Kansas City from the following companies over the past two weeks: Hertz ($23/day), Turo ($31/day), and Enterprise Rent-A-Car ($32/day).

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

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Alamo (8.7 rating), National (7.9 rating) and Dollar (7.4 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Kansas City.

What are gas prices like in Kansas City?

The average gas price in Kansas City is $3.44/gallon over the past month, costing you anywhere between $41 and $59 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

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

Hertz offers rental cars in Kansas City for about $293 per week on average.

How far in advance should I rent a car in Kansas City for the best price?

Booking in advance not only ensures a better chance of getting the vehicle of choice, it can save you up to 37% on your car rental. For a below average price in Kansas City, Cheapflights recommends booking your car rental at least 7 days in advance.

Can I rent a car for a month in Kansas City?

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

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

Generally, a month-long car rental in Kansas City can be found for about $1,254, with the average price for a rental being around $42 a day. Book with Hertz, to take advantage of their cheap prices and pay 53% less compared to the average price of car rentals in Kansas City.

How much is a car rental in Kansas City for a weekend?

$79 is, on average, how much a car rental costs for the weekend in Kansas City. To save money, consider booking a Supplier choice car rental, which is the cheapest car during the weekend. If you are looking for a car rental in March, we’ve seen prices on Cheapflights for as low as $65 per day.

What car do most people rent in Kansas City?

The most popular car chosen by those traveling to Kansas City is Intermediate (Mitsubishi Eclipse) based on our Cheapflights data.

Small car rentals in Kansas City

Find small car rental deals in Kansas City from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. small car rentals in Kansas City cost an average of $33 per day. Price data was last updated on February 20, 2024.
Hyundai i10$23/day
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Hyundai i10
Hyundai i10$23/day
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Hyundai i10
Hyundai i10$24/day
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Hyundai i10

Luxury car rentals in Kansas City

Find luxury car rental deals in Kansas City from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. luxury car rentals in Kansas City cost an average of $41 per day. Price data was last updated on February 20, 2024.
Some of the best deals we've found on upscale car rentals in Kansas City. Verify the details of your rental before completing your reservation to ensure no unwanted surprises.
Audi A4$35/day
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Audi A4
Mercedes-Benz C-Class$35/day
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Mercedes-Benz C-Class$35/day
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Van rentals in Kansas City

Find van rental deals in Kansas City from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. van rentals in Kansas City cost an average of $42 per day. Price data was last updated on February 20, 2024.
Have a look at some of the best options for renting a car in Kansas City we've found at this time. For alternative options, come back soon as deals are refreshed frequently.
Chrysler Town & Country$34/day
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Chrysler Town & Country
Chrysler Pacifica$36/day
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Chrysler Pacifica
Chrysler Pacifica$39/day
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Chrysler Pacifica

Airport car rentals in Kansas City
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