South Dakota

Cheap Car Rentals in South Dakota

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What are the car hire prices for popular cities in South Dakota?

Below are the cheapest cities to rent a car in South Dakota


$42 - $71

Out of all the popular cities in South Dakota, Sioux Falls is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just $42/day. Renting a car in Sioux Falls is 41% cheaper than renting one in Watertown where the per day rate is around $71. Other fairly inexpensive cities in South Dakota to get a rental car in are: Pierre ($55/day), Aberdeen ($59/day), and Rapid City ($60/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in Rapid City should expect to spend around $60/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in South Dakota is Rapid City.

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Car Rental FAQs

What are the requirements to rent a car in South Dakota?

Car rental locations in South Dakota require you to be at least 21 years and above to rent a vehicle. Accompanying your active, government-issued driver's license should be a valid credit card to make payments. If you're an American citizen with a temporary driver’s license, car rentals in South Dakota will verify your driving records and need you to present another valid form of ID before they allow you to drive around with a cheap car rental in South Dakota. Foreign nationals looking for South Dakota car rentals should present a credit card, an International Driving Permit (IDP), and a valid, government-issued license from their country of origin. Drivers from EU countries only need their government-issued license to drive in the US.

What are the rules for driving in South Dakota?

Each US state has different traffic rules. Therefore, it helps to check with each city's Department of Motor Vehicles for recent changes in driving laws. Before picking up your vehicle at car rentals in South Dakota, make sure you familiarize yourself with specific rules, such as pedestrians and cyclists on crosswalks have the right of way. You should also give way to emergency vehicles and never overtake school bust on two-lane roads or highways. All passengers in your passenger van rental must wear seat belts, and children under five years must be secured in appropriate buster seats.

What type of car is recommended for driving in South Dakota?

If you're hoping to explore iconic landmarks like Mount Rushmore, Black Hill, or find fossils in the Badlands without breaking the bank, you need a vehicle that can handle itself. The economy car rental is very popular with locals and tourists alike mainly because it's fuel-efficient and effectively takes on the vast landscapes and nature trails of South Dakota. The state has excellent interstate highways, which means you can safely drive a luxury car rental in South Dakota with little to no damage to it. If planning on traversing miles of rural roads into small towns, consider car rentals in South Dakota like an SUV, minivan, or a premium pickup truck, especially if you are traveling with family and require ample luggage space.

What is the cheapest rental car found in South Dakota?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $86/day when booking a rental car in South Dakota. The best deal a user found was for $36/day from Turo, booked on May 15.

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

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 South Dakota.

What are gas prices like in South Dakota?

The average gas price in South Dakota is $4.50/gallon over the past month, costing you anywhere between $54 and $77 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

How much does it cost to rent a car in South Dakota for a week from Enterprise?

Renting a car in South Dakota for a week can be a great option for travel. Enterprise, the most popular car rental company for this area, offers rental cars for around $899/week on average.

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

Booking early almost always ensures you have more options of car models to choose from, as well as prices reduced by up to 13% to make it a great deal in South Dakota. Try to book at least 76 days prior to when you need the car rental to close on a rate below the average.

Can I rent a car for a month in South Dakota?

Yes, renting a vehicle in South Dakota for a month is certainly possible.

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

You can potentially save up to 79% 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 South Dakota can cost you on average $3,854 a month or $128 a day. For extended stays in a location, this option will usually save you the most.

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