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What are the car rental prices for popular cities in Minnesota?

Below are the cheapest cities to rent a car in Minnesota

Price

$35 - $86

Out of all the popular cities in Minnesota, International Falls is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just $35/day. Renting a car in International Falls is 59% cheaper than renting one in Marshall where the per day rate is around $86. Other fairly inexpensive cities in Minnesota to get a rental car in are: Rochester ($37/day), Minneapolis ($40/day), and Duluth ($42/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in Minneapolis should expect to spend around $40/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in Minnesota is Minneapolis.

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

January

$50

February

$53

March

$64

April

$61

May

$70

June

$93

July

$93

August

$83

September

$65

October

$69

November

$66

December

$70

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Minnesota 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 Minnesota

At $29/day, Small is the cheapest car type available for rental in Minnesota in the past week. Out of 248 car rental agencies operating in Minnesota, there are, in total, 14,375 rental locations. View below for 7 offered car types:

Compare available car types for rental in Minnesota

Small Cars

$58 - $97

All Car Types

$77 - $148

To rent a Small car in Minnesota, you would pay an average price of $77/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Small car in Minnesota (~$58/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$97/day). In fact, January is about 25% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small rental for Minnesota. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Minnesota, renting a Small car saves you 32% 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 Minnesota Small rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Medium car in Minnesota, you would pay an average price of $84/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Medium car in Minnesota (~$70/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$108/day). In fact, January is about 17% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Medium rental for Minnesota. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Minnesota, 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 Minnesota Medium rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Large car in Minnesota, you would pay an average price of $101/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Large car in Minnesota (~$72/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$144/day). In fact, January is about 29% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Large rental for Minnesota. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Minnesota, renting a Large car saves you 10% 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 Minnesota Large rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV car in Minnesota, you would pay an average price of $106/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a SUV car in Minnesota (~$73/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$158/day). In fact, January is about 32% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Minnesota. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Minnesota, renting a SUV car saves you 5% 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 Minnesota SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Van car in Minnesota, you would pay an average price of $159/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a Van car in Minnesota (~$113/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$214/day). In fact, February is about 29% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Van rental for Minnesota. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Minnesota, renting a Van car is 30% 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 Minnesota Van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Luxury car in Minnesota, you would pay an average price of $120/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Luxury car in Minnesota (~$71/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$151/day). In fact, January is about 41% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Luxury rental for Minnesota. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Minnesota, renting a Luxury car is 7% 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 Minnesota Luxury rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Convertible car in Minnesota, you would pay an average price of $138/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a Convertible car in Minnesota (~$45/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$204/day). In fact, February is about 68% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Convertible rental for Minnesota. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Minnesota, renting a Convertible car is 19% 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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Top rental agencies in Minnesota

All major car rental suppliers in Minnesota

Sixt

8.4
Very good
228 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.7

Overall

8.3

Pick-up/drop-off

8.3

Value

8.1

Hertz

7.4
Good
172 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

7.9

Overall

7.4

Pick-up/drop-off

7.3

Value

6.9

Thrifty

7.2
Good
181 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

7.9

Overall

7.0

Pick-up/drop-off

7.1

Value

7.2

Dollar

6.9
Okay
130 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.3

Overall

6.8

Pick-up/drop-off

6.7

Value

6.7

Enterprise

9.0
Wonderful
36 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.9

Comfort

9.1

Overall

9.1

Pick-up/drop-off

9.0

Value

8.8

Avis

7.9
Good
31 reviews7 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

8.0

Overall

7.9

Pick-up/drop-off

7.9

Value

8.0

Budget

6.8
Okay
58 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

7.3

Overall

6.7

Pick-up/drop-off

6.6

Value

6.7

National

10.0
Wonderful
1 review2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

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Car Rental FAQs

What do I need to rent a car in Minnesota?

Car rental in Minnesota requires that the person renting the car be at least 18. However, if you are under the age of 25, some rental companies will also require you to pay an additional fee. You also must have a valid United States driver’s license from any of the 50 states. If you are not a US citizen and you would like to rent a car in Minnesota, you will need to present your valid driver’s license along with your International Driver’s Permit. You are also required to have a valid credit or debit card to use for payment for rental cars in Minnesota.

What are some things I need to know to drive in Minnesota?

Car rental in Minnesota requires you to know the rules of the road unique to this state. The maximum speed in Minnesota is 70mph, although the speed limits will vary by county and city, so it is a good idea to always be looking out for signs. Everyone in the car must wear a seatbelt at all times and children under eight years old are required to ride in a booster seat. It is illegal in Minnesota to throw garbage from your car, and it is also illegal to text while driving. In fact, using your mobile phone is illegal unless it is hands-free. U-turns are legal in Minnesota, so long as you don’t disrupt the flow of traffic during your maneuver. Otherwise, the driving laws are on par with the rest of the United States.

What type of car should I rent in Minnesota?

The best type of Minnesota car rentals can vary depending on which season you’re visiting and what region of the state you’ll be driving in. For example, in larger cities such as Minneapolis, you will probably want a compact car or even an electric car rental. You can find charging stations for electric cars across the city. A compact car would be best for the cities because it will be easier to navigate and narrow lanes or parking spaces. If you are visiting northern Minnesota, especially during the winter season, you may want to look for a cheap car rental in Minnesota like an SUV. In case of snow and ice, you will want a sturdy vehicle equipped with four-wheel drive to get you where you need to go, regardless of the weather.

What is the cheapest rental car found in Minnesota?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $73/day when booking a rental car in Minnesota. The best deal a user found was for $32/day from Turo, booked on Jan. 22.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in Minnesota?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Minnesota from the following companies over the past two weeks: Avis ($33/day), Ace ($36/day), and Budget ($38/day).

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

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

What are gas prices like in Minnesota?

The average gas price in Minnesota 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 Minnesota for a week from Ace?

From Ace you can rent a car in Minnesota from about $658 per week on average.

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

Generally, for a better deal in Minnesota it’s recommended to book in a timely manner (to save up to 6%). Cheapflights recommends you book around 21 days prior to your pickup date. Booking as early as you can also increases the likelihood that you’ll get the ideal car.

Can I rent a car for a month in Minnesota?

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

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

Generally, a month-long car rental in Minnesota can be found for about $2,820, with the average price for a rental being around $94 a day. Book with Turo, to take advantage of their cheap prices and pay 79% less compared to the average price of car rentals in Minnesota.

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