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Missouri car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car rental in Missouri. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on April 23, 2024.

Most popular company

Budget

Most common car type

Economy

Average price per day

$66

Cheapest price per day

$27

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

Discover the price range for renting a car in popular cities across Missouri, helping you budget and make informed decisions for your upcoming travel. There are 88 pickup locations in Missouri to choose from. Price data has been averaged over the last 12 months and was last updated on April 23, 2024.

Price

$35 - $84

Out of all the popular cities in Missouri, St Joseph is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just $35/day. Renting a car in St Joseph is 58% cheaper than renting one in Kirksville where the per day rate is around $84. Other fairly inexpensive cities in Missouri to get a rental car in are: Fort Leonard Wood ($36/day), Branson ($40/day), and Jefferson City ($40/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in Kansas City should expect to spend around $46/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in Missouri is Kansas City.

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

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Missouri 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 April 23, 2024.

January

$49

February

$51

March

$61

April

$66

May

$66

June

$67

July

$69

August

$65

September

$63

October

$64

November

$60

December

$54

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

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental in Missouri to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on April 23, 2024.

Small cars

$54 - $92

All Car Types

$63 - $137

To rent a small car in Missouri, you would pay an average price of $69/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a small car in Missouri (~$54/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$92/day). In fact, January is about 23% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car rental for Missouri. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Missouri, renting a small car saves you 18% 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 Missouri small car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a medium car in Missouri, you would pay an average price of $67/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in Missouri (~$56/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$75/day). In fact, January is about 17% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car rental for Missouri. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Missouri, renting a medium car saves you 22% 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 Missouri medium car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a large car in Missouri, you would pay an average price of $108/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a large car in Missouri (~$73/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$192/day). In fact, January is about 33% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car rental for Missouri. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Missouri, renting a large 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 Missouri large car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV in Missouri, you would pay an average price of $79/day. November is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in Missouri (~$62/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$101/day). In fact, November is about 23% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Missouri. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Missouri, renting a SUV 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 Missouri SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a van in Missouri, you would pay an average price of $131/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a van in Missouri (~$95/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$191/day). In fact, January is about 29% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van rental for Missouri. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Missouri, renting a van 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. Here are the best Missouri van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a pickup truck in Missouri, you would pay an average price of $80/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a pickup truck in Missouri (~$62/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$128/day). In fact, February is about 24% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a pickup truck rental for Missouri. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Missouri, renting a pickup truck 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 Missouri pickup truck rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a luxury car in Missouri, you would pay an average price of $95/day. April is the cheapest month to rent a luxury car in Missouri (~$67/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$132/day). In fact, April is about 31% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car rental for Missouri. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Missouri, renting a luxury car is 12% 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 Missouri luxury car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a convertible in Missouri, you would pay an average price of $134/day. March is the cheapest month to rent a convertible in Missouri (~$111/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$159/day). In fact, March is about 18% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a convertible rental for Missouri. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Missouri, renting a convertible is 38% 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$27/day
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Chevrolet Spark
Kia Picanto$28/day
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Kia Picanto
Kia Picanto$29/day
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Kia Picanto

Tips for renting a car in Missouri

Browse helpful tips for renting a car in Missouri including age restrictions, car type suggestions and more. Tips were last updated on April 23, 2024.
  • Those getting car rentals in Missouri with kids in tow should be aware of this region’s child seat laws. Appropriate child seats are always required for young passengers when in the vehicle. In Missouri, kids under the age of 4 years old or weighing under 40 lbs. must be in a child safety seat. Those aged 4 to 7 years old must be in an appropriate booster seat. Kids who are 8 years old or weigh 80 lbs. or more must wear a seat belt. If you need a child seat, be sure to request one from your car rental agency in advance.
  • If you are getting a Missouri car rental and you want to drive across state lines, for example into Kansas or Illinois, most car rental agencies will allow you to do so. However, you will need to let your agency know in advance, as it may require extra documentation or paperwork. In addition, if you intend to drop off the rental car at a branch in another state, you need to opt for the one-way rental option, which may incur extra costs and needs to be requested in advance.
  • Missouri has one major toll road, which connects St. Louis and Kansas City – Lake of the Ozarks Community Bridge. If you will be utilizing this road while driving your car rentals in Missouri, make sure to have some cash on you to pay the toll, as no electronic payments are accepted. The price of the toll typically changes depending on the season.

Top rental agencies in Missouri

Explore the leading car rental agencies in Missouri known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in Missouri. Reviews were last updated on April 23, 2024.
Browse through some of the top rental car agencies in Missouri, including pickup locations serving St. Louis, Kansas City and Springfield. Helpful information on each car rental agency is available, including reviews, pricing, pickup location, and more.

Alamo

8.8
Very good
206 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.9

Comfort

9.0

Overall

8.8

Pick-up/drop-off

8.6

Value

8.4

Dollar

7.3
Good
172 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.4

Overall

7.2

Pick-up/drop-off

7.3

Value

6.8

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.1
Good
168 reviews30 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.6

Overall

7.2

Pick-up/drop-off

7.2

Value

7.0

Avis

6.6
Okay
238 reviews18 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.2

Overall

6.6

Pick-up/drop-off

6.7

Value

6.6

Budget

6.6
Okay
257 reviews13 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.3

Overall

6.5

Pick-up/drop-off

6.3

Value

6.6

Hertz

6.5
Okay
379 reviews14 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.0

Overall

6.5

Pick-up/drop-off

6.6

Value

6.5

Thrifty

7.3
Good
46 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

8.0

Overall

7.0

Pick-up/drop-off

7.3

Value

7.3

Payless

6.5
Okay
53 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.1

Overall

6.4

Pick-up/drop-off

6.7

Value

6.6

Best Missouri car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in Missouri. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 rental car agencies in Missouri with an average daily rate of $34. Data was last updated on April 23, 2024.
These are some of the best options we've found for those looking for car rentals in Missouri, including options within a close proximity to St. Louis, Kansas City and Springfield. If these deals don't appeal to you, check back very soon as they are being updated frequently.
Chevrolet Spark$27/day
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Chevrolet Spark
Kia Picanto$28/day
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Kia Picanto
Nissan Sylphy$28/day
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Nissan Sylphy

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in Missouri, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on April 23, 2024.
  • Should I rent a car in Missouri?

    Renting a car in Missouri will help you travel around the region in comfort and style on your own schedule. While Missouri does have public transportation, especially in the bigger cities like Kansas City and St. Louis, it’s hard and time-consuming to get around outside of the cities without a personal vehicle. This is where Missouri car rentals come in handy. A car rental in Missouri will allow you to explore attractions like Mark Twain National Forest, Lake of the Ozarks State Park, and more at your own convenience.

  • What is driving like in the state of Missouri?

    Driving in Missouri is straightforward. Missouri is largely a rural state, except for its two major cities. You will encounter a lot of trucks and larger vehicles on rural roads and highways. The local drivers, both in the cities and in the rural areas, are quite friendly and tend to follow the rules of the road. This leads to a safe and stress-free driving environment throughout the region. The roads in the state are typically paved and in good condition, although you may find some dirt or gravel roads around the Mark Twain National Forest and the Lake of the Ozarks. Saint Louis traffic is notorious for being some of the worst in the country, though, so try to avoid I-64 in this area if possible.

  • How old must I be to rent a car in Missouri?

    To rent a car in Missouri, you need to be at least 21 years old. In addition, some rental agencies may restrict those under 25 years old from renting certain vehicle categories, such as vans, trucks, and luxury vehicles. Some rental agencies may also impose a daily young driver’s fee on those under the age of 25. In addition to your valid driver’s license in good standing, you will also need a major credit card in your name. Foreign renters will also need their passport, as well as an International Driver’s Permit (IDP) if their license is not written in the Roman alphabet.

  • What is the cheapest rental car found in Missouri?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $68/day when booking a rental car in Missouri. The best deal a user found was for $32/day from Turo, booked on Apr. 14.

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

    According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Missouri from the following companies over the past two weeks: Hertz ($27/day), Turo ($35/day), and Payless ($36/day).

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

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Super Cheap (10.0 rating), Silvercar (8.6 rating) and Alamo (8.5 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Missouri.

  • What are gas prices like in Missouri?

    The average gas price in Missouri is $3.90/gallon over the past month, costing you anywhere between $46 and $67 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

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

    Hertz offers rental cars in Missouri for about $393 per week on average.

  • How far in advance should I rent a car in Missouri 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 35% on your car rental. For a below average price in Missouri, Cheapflights recommends booking your car rental at least 7 days in advance.

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

    Typically how long you can rent a car for depends on the inventory of the supplier. For Missouri however, it is certainly possible to rent a car for an entire month.

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

    You can potentially save up to 56% on a month-long rental by booking with Turo. Turo is the cheapest rental company available within the next few months. Renting a car in Missouri can cost you on average $1,684 a month or $56 a day. For extended stays in a location, this option will usually save you the most.

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Small car rentals in Missouri

Find small car rental deals in Missouri from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. small car rentals in Missouri cost an average of $36 per day. Price data was last updated on April 23, 2024.
Hyundai i10$27/day
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Hyundai i10
Hyundai i10$28/day
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Hyundai i10
Hyundai i10$29/day
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Hyundai i10

Luxury car rentals in Missouri

Find luxury car rental deals in Missouri from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. luxury car rentals in Missouri cost an average of $39 per day. Price data was last updated on April 23, 2024.
Take a look at some of the best options when it comes to luxury car rentals in Missouri, with locations not far from St. Louis, Kansas City and Springfield. If you don't see a deal that suits you, return soon as new offers are always being added.
Audi A4$38/day
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Audi A4
Mercedes-Benz C-Class$38/day
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Mercedes-Benz C-Class$38/day
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Van rentals in Missouri

Find van rental deals in Missouri from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. van rentals in Missouri cost an average of $37 per day. Price data was last updated on April 23, 2024.
These are some of the best options we've found for van rentals within the Missouri area, including pickup locations near St. Louis, Kansas City and Springfield. We're constantly updating these deals so check back soon if you don't find what you're looking for.
Dodge Grand Caravan$35/day
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Dodge Grand Caravan
Chrysler Pacifica$35/day
5
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Chrysler Pacifica
Nissan Quest$36/day
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Nissan Quest

Car rentals by fuel type in Missouri

Browse car rentals by fuel type in Missouri. Currently, Electric cars are the cheapest to rent in Missouri. Deals were last updated on April 23, 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in Missouri. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Electric being the cheapest ($31+).

Electric

Electric

Gas/Diesel

Gas/Diesel

Hybrid

Hybrid

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