South Dakota

Cheap Car Rentals in South Dakota from $27

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South Dakota car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car rental in South Dakota. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on February 19, 2024.

Most popular company

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Most common car type

Luxury

Average price per day

$68

Cheapest price per day

$27

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

Discover the price range for renting a car in popular cities across South Dakota, helping you budget and make informed decisions for your upcoming travel. There are 19 pickup locations in South Dakota to choose from. Price data has been averaged over the last 12 months and was last updated on February 19, 2024.

Price

$40 - $63

Out of all the popular cities in South Dakota, Sioux Falls is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just $40/day. Renting a car in Sioux Falls is 37% cheaper than renting one in Aberdeen where the per day rate is around $63. Other fairly inexpensive cities in South Dakota to get a rental car in are: Rapid City ($45/day), Pierre ($58/day), and Aberdeen ($63/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 $40/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?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in South Dakota 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 19, 2024.

January

$51

February

$45

March

$52

April

$50

May

$59

June

$71

July

$76

August

$66

September

$69

October

$73

November

$67

December

$53

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.

Compare available car types for rental in South Dakota

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental in South Dakota 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 19, 2024.

Small cars

$50 - $98

All Car Types

$67 - $128

To rent a small car in South Dakota, you would pay an average price of $74/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a small car in South Dakota (~$50/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$98/day). In fact, January is about 33% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car rental for South Dakota. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Dakota, renting a small car saves you 26% 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 car 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 $71/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in South Dakota (~$44/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is October (~$92/day). In fact, February is about 39% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car 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 car 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 $104/day. September is the cheapest month to rent a large car in South Dakota (~$79/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is October (~$135/day). In fact, September is about 25% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car rental for South Dakota. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Dakota, renting a large car is 5% 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 South Dakota large car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV in South Dakota, you would pay an average price of $81/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in South Dakota (~$53/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$100/day). In fact, February is about 35% 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 saves you 19% 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 in South Dakota, you would pay an average price of $120/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a van in South Dakota (~$87/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is October (~$152/day). In fact, January is about 29% 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 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. 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 $117/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a luxury car in South Dakota (~$71/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~$208/day). In fact, January is about 40% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car rental for South Dakota. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Dakota, renting a luxury car is 16% 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 South Dakota, you would pay an average price of $98/day. December is the cheapest month to rent a convertible in South Dakota (~$43/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is October (~$273/day). In fact, December is about 57% 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 saves you 0% 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.

Kia Soul$27/day
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Kia Soul
Toyota Yaris$27/day
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Toyota Yaris
Hyundai Accent$29/day
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A/C
Hyundai Accent

Top rental agencies in South Dakota

Explore the leading car rental agencies in South Dakota known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in South Dakota. Reviews were last updated on February 19, 2024.
Book your reservation with one of the top rental car agencies located in South Dakota, including those serving the greater Sioux Falls, Rapid City and Aberdeen area. Make sure to take a look at reviews from past customers, daily rate and other charges, and pickup location before making your decision.

Alamo

9.4
Wonderful
55 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.1

Comfort

9.3

Overall

9.6

Pick-up/drop-off

9.3

Value

9.0

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.7
Very good
85 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.6

Overall

8.7

Pick-up/drop-off

8.7

Value

8.3

Hertz

8.4
Very good
96 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.7

Overall

8.4

Pick-up/drop-off

8.5

Value

7.9

National

7.9
Good
4 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.9

Overall

7.9

Pick-up/drop-off

7.9

Value

7.9

Avis

7.7
Good
28 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

7.6

Overall

7.7

Pick-up/drop-off

8.1

Value

6.9

Budget

7.4
Good
17 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

7.5

Overall

7.2

Pick-up/drop-off

7.9

Value

6.5

Easirent

2 locations

Sunnycars

2 locations

Best South Dakota car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in South Dakota. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 rental car agencies in South Dakota with an average daily rate of $67. Data was last updated on February 19, 2024.
Take a peek at some options we've found for car rentals in South Dakota, including locations near Sioux Falls, Rapid City and Aberdeen. Make sure to examine important information for each deal, including price, car type, and pickup location.
Kia Soul$27/day
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Kia Soul
Toyota Yaris$27/day
2
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A/C
Toyota Yaris
Hyundai Accent$29/day
2
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A/C
Hyundai Accent

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in South Dakota, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on February 19, 2024.

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 $55/day when booking a rental car in South Dakota. The best deal a user found was for $28/day from Avis, booked on Feb. 11.

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: Budget ($27/day), Hertz ($29/day), and Alamo ($31/day).

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 Priceless (9.2 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 $3.44/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 South Dakota for a week from Enterprise Rent-A-Car?

Renting a car in South Dakota for a week can be a great option for travel. Enterprise Rent-A-Car, the most popular car rental company for this area, offers rental cars for around $512/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 52% to make it a great deal in South Dakota. Try to book at least 86 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 65% on a month-long rental by booking with Avis. Avis is the cheapest rental company available within the next few months. Renting a car in South Dakota can cost you on average $2,196 a month or $73 a day. For extended stays in a location, this option will usually save you the most.

Small car rentals in South Dakota

Find small car rental deals in South Dakota from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. small car rentals in South Dakota cost an average of $39 per day. Price data was last updated on February 19, 2024.
Hyundai i10$29/day
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Hyundai i10
Hyundai i10$30/day
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A/C
Hyundai i10
Hyundai i10$31/day
2
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A/C
Hyundai i10

Luxury car rentals in South Dakota

Find luxury car rental deals in South Dakota from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. luxury car rentals in South Dakota cost an average of $45 per day. Price data was last updated on February 19, 2024.
There are several options when it comes to renting a luxury car in South Dakota, including options around Sioux Falls, Rapid City and Aberdeen. If you're not finding what you're looking for, come back soon as new deals are always being added.
Chrysler 300$41/day
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A/C
Chrysler 300
Cadillac CT5$41/day
5
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A/C
Cadillac CT5
Audi A4$41/day
5
2
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A/C
Audi A4

Van rentals in South Dakota

Find van rental deals in South Dakota from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. van rentals in South Dakota cost an average of $50 per day. Price data was last updated on February 19, 2024.
To help you find the right van rental during your time in South Dakota, we've assembled these deals, with options in the Sioux Falls, Rapid City and Aberdeen area. If these deals aren't exactly what you're looking for, not to worry, as new offers are constantly being added.
Kia Sedona$49/day
5
4
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A/C
Kia Sedona
Nissan Quest$49/day
5
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A/C
Nissan Quest
Toyota Sienna$50/day
5
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Toyota Sienna
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