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

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

Price

$38 - $68

Out of all the popular cities in South Dakota, Sioux Falls is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just $38/day. Renting a car in Sioux Falls is 44% cheaper than renting one in Aberdeen where the per day rate is around $68. Other fairly inexpensive cities in South Dakota to get a rental car in are: Rapid City ($52/day), Pierre ($60/day), and Aberdeen ($68/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in Sioux Falls should expect to spend around $38/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in South Dakota is Sioux Falls.

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in South Dakota?

January

$68

February

$49

March

$54

April

$58

May

$117

June

$181

July

$167

August

$119

September

$116

October

$65

November

$58

December

$65

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in South Dakota is February. 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.

Popular Car Types in South Dakota

At $32/day, Medium is the cheapest car type available for rental in South Dakota in the past week. Out of 250 car rental agencies operating in South Dakota, there are, in total, 14,378 rental locations. View below for 5 offered car types:

Compare available car types for rental in South Dakota

Small Cars

$70 - $170

All Car Types

$105 - $220

To rent a Small car in South Dakota, you would pay an average price of $116/day. November is the cheapest month to rent a Small car in South Dakota (~$70/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$170/day). In fact, November is about 40% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small rental for South Dakota. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Dakota, renting a Small car saves you 28% 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 South Dakota Small rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Medium car in South Dakota, you would pay an average price of $113/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a Medium car in South Dakota (~$85/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$160/day). In fact, February is about 26% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Medium rental for South Dakota. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Dakota, renting a Medium car saves you 29% 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 South Dakota Medium rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Large car in South Dakota, you would pay an average price of $154/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a Large car in South Dakota (~$96/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$262/day). In fact, February is about 39% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Large rental for South Dakota. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Dakota, renting a Large car saves you 4% 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 South Dakota Large rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV car in South Dakota, you would pay an average price of $128/day. March is the cheapest month to rent a SUV car in South Dakota (~$91/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$178/day). In fact, March is about 29% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for South Dakota. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Dakota, renting a SUV car saves you 20% 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 South Dakota SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Van car in South Dakota, you would pay an average price of $152/day. October is the cheapest month to rent a Van car in South Dakota (~$88/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is February (~$284/day). In fact, October is about 43% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Van rental for South Dakota. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Dakota, renting a Van 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 South Dakota Van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Luxury car in South Dakota, you would pay an average price of $169/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Luxury car in South Dakota (~$36/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$414/day). In fact, January is about 79% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Luxury rental for South Dakota. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Dakota, renting a Luxury car is 6% 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 car in South Dakota, you would pay an average price of $365/day. December is the cheapest month to rent a Convertible car in South Dakota (~$181/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is January (~$906/day). In fact, December is about 51% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Convertible rental for South Dakota. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Dakota, renting a Convertible car is 57% 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 South Dakota

All major car rental suppliers in South Dakota

Enterprise

9.0
Wonderful
37 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.9

Comfort

8.9

Overall

8.8

Pick-up/drop-off

9.0

Value

8.6

Alamo

8.9
Very good
38 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

9.1

Overall

9.0

Pick-up/drop-off

9.0

Value

8.6

Hertz

8.5
Very good
46 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.8

Overall

8.5

Pick-up/drop-off

8.6

Value

8.1

National

8.9
Very good
1 review1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.9

Comfort

8.9

Overall

8.9

Pick-up/drop-off

8.9

Value

8.9

Budget

8.7
Very good
6 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

9.2

Comfort

8.7

Overall

8.9

Pick-up/drop-off

8.7

Value

8.1

Avis

7.3
Good
13 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.5

Overall

7.4

Pick-up/drop-off

7.4

Value

6.6

Eagle Rent A Car

1 location

Easirent

1 location

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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 $69/day when booking a rental car in South Dakota. The best deal a user found was for $28/day from Hertz, booked on Jan. 29.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in South Dakota?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in South Dakota from the following companies over the past two weeks: Hertz ($36/day), Alamo ($38/day), and Enterprise ($77/day).

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

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 South Dakota.

What are gas prices like in South Dakota?

The average gas price in South Dakota is $3.75/gallon over the past month, costing you anywhere between $45 and $64 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 $712/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 16% to make it a great deal in South Dakota. Try to book at least 90 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 Hertz. Hertz is the cheapest rental company available within the next few months. Renting a car in South Dakota can cost you on average $3,051 a month or $102 a day. For extended stays in a location, this option will usually save you the most.

Luxury Car Rentals in South Dakota

Arrive in style when you rent a luxury car in South Dakota from the best rental car providers in the country.

Van Rentals in South Dakota

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