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Boise car rental information

Pick-up locationBoise
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Rental locations20
Airport locations12

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Boise

  • Boise is one of the most charming cities in America. The city boasts an exquisitely glorious ton of green space and an incredible admixture of historical relevance. If you want to explore the full beauty of this city, renting a car in Boise is imperative. A rental car gives you the versatility to drive to a nearby city or attractions on the outskirts of Boise. To ensure you have the most out of Boise, you can sign up for a car rental company loyalty rewards program. It helps you to gain points to utilize towards perks. There are no additional charges for joining the program. Before embarking on your plane, check with your airline for reward programs that entail discounts at car rental companies.
  • There are numerous car rental companies in Boise. Some popular and reliable companies include Hertz, National, Enterprise, Alamo, and Avis. For you to get the best-priced rental car, it is crucial to reserve in advance. However, since these major rental car brands have different deals, ensure thorough research to get the best deals. Avoid using the car rental locations inside the airport since their charges include a kiosk fee. When heading to an offsite location, contemplate boarding a taxi from the airport. Taxes charges depend on your rental car pick-up point and not on your drop-off.
  • If you are a foreigner in Boise, ensure you have your passport and an international driving permit issued by the officials in your home country. Also, no car rental company will issue you with their car without a valid driver’s license. You will be allowed to drive with a legit driver’s license. However, your foreign driving license will be revoked if your stay exceeds one year. Although the state of Idaho allows people aged 15 years and above to drive a car, few Boise car rental suppliers will issue their cars to individuals below 21 years old.
  • Discover everything Idaho’s capital has to offer with your own four wheels by renting a car upon your arrival in Boise. Nature lovers will get to visit the National Wildlife Refuge or the National Conservatory, which are 40 and 50 minutes away, respectively. With a rental car, you won’t have to stress about public transport schedules or squeezing onto an overflowing bus; instead, you can explore everything on your own time and pace.
  • The easiest way to start your time in Boise is by picking up a car when landing at Boise Airport, which is about 4 miles from the city center. All of the agencies (including Avis, Hertz, or Budget) are located on the first floor. The parking garage with the rental cars is just outside the baggage claim area. When driving out of the airport, follow the S Vista Avenue, which is the most direct route to Boise’s center.
  • Generally, Boise is very similar to most American cities when it comes to traffic and driving regulations. Boise drivers have a reputation for driving slower in the left lane than the right and for turning right on a red light when the intersection is free -- which is not something that visitors should mimic. Drive defensively, especially when entering an intersection, to avoid accidents.
  • Winters in Boise can bring snow and ice, and adapting your speed is very important to avoid skidding. When driving in Boise during the winter months, ensure the rental car is properly equipped and has snow chains in the trunk for when there is snow on the road (especially important when venturing out of the city). Speed must be adjusted and sudden braking or accelerating should be avoided as well. Also bear in mind that, due to plowing, the streets can be narrower after a snow.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Boise for C$ 76 or less
  • Book your rental car in Boise at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

Boise car rental experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travelers who rented a car in Boise 
EMar. 2024
We really love the Ford F150. Sometimes it’s not always in our budget but when it is we try and rent it. So comfortable and powerful. Not too bad on fuel.
Verified travelerSep. 2023
Super easy to Rent a car in Boise.
Verified travelerJun. 2023
Picking up a car at the Boise airport is a breeze! No shuttle, easy walk right out of the door. Such a Pleasant experience compared to Jaír about every other airport.
Verified travelerAug. 2023
Driving in Boise is easy , minimal traffic and Boise drivers are very well mannered There are a lot of one way streets though so gps is essential
Verified travelerAug. 2023
Check if your own car insurance covers rental cars too and avoid buying buy the add on insurance if you can. I saved $120 this way.
Verified travelerJun. 2023
It's way cheaper to rent awayfrom the airport and grab an uber to get there. It saved me a bunch of money long term
Verified travelerJun. 2023
Look into renting your car away from the airport and taking an uber over. It was significantly cheaper with both combined
BENNETJun. 2023
Be prepared with a navigation app; lots of growth means lots of construction.

FAQs about renting a car in Boise

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Boise?

    An economy car will allow you to whizz through Boise and will make lane changes and finding a parking spot easier. When visiting during the winter, a 4-wheel drive car is recommended; families and people who need more luggage space, on the other hand, can opt for a minivan.

  • What’s the speed limit in Boise?

    When driving around school zones, the maximum speed is 20 mph, while streets with traffic lights already allow up to 60 mph. Freeway speed regulations are 65 mph in urban areas and up to 80 mph on rural freeways. Adhering to speed limit signs is required and speed must be adjusted based on weather conditions.

  • Where are the best places to park in Boise?

    On-street parking in Boise is usually metered, so check the time restrictions and price (normally listed per hour), then feed the meter accordingly. Credit cards are accepted with most machines and street parking is divided into three zones from Premium to Value. Many on-street parking areas are restricted to 2 hours, so finding a parking garage or lot may be a good alternative, such as the Capitol and Main Garage.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Boise?

    On average a rental car in Boise costs C$ 81 per day.

  • What is the best rental car company in Boise?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Boise are Enterprise Rent-A-Car (8.5, 53 reviews), and Budget (7.6, 97 reviews).

  • How much is gas price in Boise?

    The average gas price in Boise is C$ 5.36 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 64 and C$ 86, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Boise?

    Intermediate (Toyota RAV4 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Boise.

  • Which car rental companies are at Air Term. Gowen Fld airport (BOI)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Air Term. Gowen Fld airport include Avis and Budget.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Air Term. Gowen Fld airport (BOI)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Air Term. Gowen Fld airport to off-airport locations include Avis and Budget.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Boise?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Boise?

    An Intermediate car rental in Boise costs C$ 131 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular rental car location in Boise?

    In Boise, cars are most frequently rented at Enterprise Rent-A-Car 9213 W Fairview Ave (8 km from city centre ).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Boise?

    On average a rental car in Boise costs C$ 569 per week (C$ 81 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Boise?

    On average a rental car in Boise costs C$ 2,437 per month (C$ 81 per day).

  • Can I book and pay later for my car rental in Boise?

    There are numerous reasons why you may find it hard to pay upfront, for instance, for flexibility purposes. Fortunately, booking your car rental in Boise is possible without spending a dime. Most car rental companies expect you to pay when signing the papers.

  • Can I rent a car for a month or longer in Boise?

    Whether traveling solo, as a group, or embarking on a business trip, renting a car for a month or longer in Boise is possible. Some companies will even allow you to stay with their car for up to six months. Others can let you sign a one-year contract.

Boise car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.7

Very good

159 reviews

Cleanliness

9.2

Comfort

9.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.6

Value for money

8.5

4 locations in Boise

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Locations in Boise

222 S Auto Dr

+1 208 672 0585

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
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2618 W Fairview Ave

+1 208 336 8777

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

3201 Airport Way Suite 210

+1 833 636 0787

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
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9213 W Fairview Ave

+1 208 321 7936

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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2.0 Poor

Mar. 2024

KAYAK
When I went to go pick up the seven seat van they didn’t have it. All they could offer me is a six seat Jeep. As I was driving it, I noticed how dirty it was. There was white sticky in the center console. I got about two miles away and the windshield wiper fluid light came on. I filled it up and the next day on the road the light came on again. It also would only spray out the passenger side. The man helping me at Enterprise was nice and did his best to help me when I picked up the car but it was a pretty bum deal overall.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb. 2024

KAYAK
It was quick and easy to pick up and the modification reminder was great since I was done sooner than anticipated.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb. 2024

KAYAK
Everything was perfect, the dude who helped me was amazing forgot his name tho

2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

mix up od the drop off cost me a extra 100.00+

Cons:

costomer service !!!!!

2.0 Poor

Mar. 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The rental was switched from the airport to downtown. There was no transport to downtown and the office closed at the time of my landing.

8.0 Very good

Oct. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes, very friendly

Cons:

Not much really

1 out of 25

Thrifty

8.3

Very good

141 reviews

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.3

Value for money

8.0

2 locations in Boise

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2393 Airport Way

+1 208 342 3924

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3201 West Airport Way

+1 208 383 3100

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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2.0 Poor

Sep. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Had to cancel trip. They provided 0 refund even though it was canceled weeks ago. Should have read the fine print.

8.4 Very good

Sep. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Alison was professional and helpful. I wish her computers were running faster! The software was taking a while to load yet she wasn’t getting frustrated. She was quick on her feet and started to boot up another computer. Easy drop off, overall smooth process. Thanks!

Cons:

The inside of the vehicle could have been sprayed out/ cleaned a little better. There was caked on dirt in the trunk area and dog hair in the back seat. Overall staff was great and accommodating.

2.0 Poor

Jul. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

I’ll never use a discount car rental again. I saved $5, but my trip was canceled due to Covid-19 travel restrictions. Since I saved $5 on the discounted price, I was not refundable and they would not allow me to change the rental to a future date. Horrible customer service. Stay away!

10.0 Wonderful

Jul. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy pick up and drop off.

2.0 Poor

Jun. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

no

Cons:

I tried too cancel well in advance, and kept trying all the way up to departure date, due to Kovid 14-day quarantine in Idaho. They refused (both Thrifty and their booking broker. Never again.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The woman at the counter was very helpful and gave me clear, friendly instructions.

Cons:

Nothing, the experience was as perfect as a car rental has ever been for me.

1 out of 26

Budget

Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

8.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.1

Value for money

7.4

2 locations in Boise

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2565 West Main Street

+1 208 331 9875

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

3201 Airport Way, Suite 190

+1 208 383 3090

Monday00:00 - 00:0006:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 00:00
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Sunday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 00:00

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2.0 Poor

Feb. 2024

KAYAK
The price quoted to me was approximately $235 for a one day rental. When my credit card was charged, one day and less than 24 hours later, the total cost was $493.97. It makes me never want to use Budget nor Kayak for a car rental again.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan. 2024

KAYAK
Changed rental car providers at the last moment. The clerk at the desk was very helpful and extremely polite. Car was extremely clean and thoroughly enjoyed. I will be back to use budget again.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct. 2022

KAYAK
Fast and friendly service. Maybe better instructions on how to dropoff at airport.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct. 2022

KAYAK
Thank you for the great rental car. I will be a future customer

8.0 Very good

Sep. 2022

KAYAK
Had a check engine light come on on the way out of town, but they got me a new vehicle at the airport rental pretty quickly.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2022

KAYAK
Fast and professional service. No complications. Nice car. Ahhhhh. Would rent again.

1 out of 29

Dollar

Best rated

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.1

Value for money

6.6

One location in Boise

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3201 West Airport Way

+1 208 383 3100

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
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2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The Dollar people were going to charge us another $13 a day for an added driver. That was not in the agreement.

5.6 Fair

Sep. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The young lady was at first I thought not very friendly, but she turned out to be a tad better than I originally thought!

2.0 Poor

Aug. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The rental didn’t even happen because even though we called their corporate customer service and had the pickup time changed the number they had for the local office at the Boise airport was disconnected and turns out their office closes at 5 pm and they don’t offer any sort of after hours pick up.

Cons:

Everything. Their customer service is non existent.

2.0 Poor

Jan. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Information on Debit card use. There was no indication that before a 24 hour reservation a debit card could not be used. Then the rules with a debit card are absurd.

4.4 Mediocre

Dec. 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Was charged twice the amount of reservation and told I agreed to the extra insurance when I had not, under any circumstance.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff were very friendly and we were upgraded to a bigger car for the same price.

Cons:

Nothing

1 out of 36

Alamo

8.8

Very good

93 reviews

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

9.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.9

Value for money

8.7

One location in Boise

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3201 W Airport Way

+1 833 635 0433

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Wonderful

May 2024

KAYAK
It was easy to check in and return the rental car. Vehicle clean and was exactly what we needed for our trip.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar. 2024

KAYAK
They could park minivans closer than spots 25 thru 40

10.0 Wonderful

Jan. 2024

KAYAK
Great!!!

10.0 Wonderful

Apr. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Great staff, easy process.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The young man that attended us was very nice and helpful! We loved the car as well, so much my boyfriend was considering buying the same one for himself! lol

Cons:

Nothing could have been better, everything was perfect :)

10.0 Wonderful

Oct. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very nice and helpful. Definitely loved the vehicle! My boyfriend loved it so much he was considering buying the same one! lol

Cons:

Absolutely nothing could have been better, everything was perfect :)

1 out of 17

Avis

8.7

Very good

58 reviews
Most popular

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.1

Value for money

7.9

2 locations in Boise

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2565 West Main Street

+1 208 336 6725

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

3201 Airport Way

+1 208 383 3350

Monday00:00 - 00:0006:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 00:0006:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 00:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Mar. 2024

KAYAK
It was fast, easy and friendly service.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct. 2023

KAYAK
Windshield was dirty w chemical, probably vape… customer service was great!

10.0 Wonderful

Sep. 2022

KAYAK
Easy pickup, great gas mileage

8.0 Very good

Apr. 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The car smelled like cigarettes. They told me it happens.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The attendant provided us with a vehicle that was perfect for our trip.

Cons:

The vehicle had been used by UPS for a month and was very dirty, but I knew that when I accepted it. It was so much more appropriate for our needs than what we initially reserved.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was nice

Cons:

The could have shown me where the car is

1 out of 14

Hertz

8.6

Very good

59 reviews

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.9

Value for money

8.2

2 locations in Boise

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3201 Airport Way

+1 208 383 3100

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday08:00 - 18:00

3201 Airport Way

+1 208 383 0300

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Dec. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Your staff was friendly.

Cons:

Nothing just keep up the good job.

9.2 Wonderful

Feb. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Desk staff went above and beyond in friendliness, providing maps, tourist information and road trip suggestions around state. Absolutely wonderful "small town" kind of experiance

10.0 Wonderful

Apr. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The ease of pickup/drop off, customer service was friendly, car was clean and in great shape!

Cons:

There was nothing in my experience that needs improvement.

2.0 Poor

Mar. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

nothing

Cons:

They lied to me multiple times about everything. I called to verify everything before I left. When I got there to pick it up. everything they told me about debit cards and insurance the day before was wrong.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Car lot is right next to the terminal. Check in and drop off was easy.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Brand new car. Drive well in the snow. Easy pick up. Even included a snow brush.

1 out of 7

National

9.8

Wonderful

13 reviews

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

9.3

One location in Boise

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3201 W Airport Way

+1 833 635 0432

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Thursday00:00 - 00:0006:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Wonderful

May 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Very easy

10.0 Wonderful

Feb. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

the agent who helped me was very pleasant and helpful.

Cons:

the cars a good distance from the desk. pretty much have to walk across the whole airport and outside through the parking lot.

1 out of 1

Easirent

4.7

Mediocre

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One location in Boise

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Boise Air Terminal

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Eagle Rent A Car

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One location in Boise

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Boise airport

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Rent Max

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One location in Boise

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2350 South Vista Avenue

+1 305 526 2129

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Sunnycars

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3201 Airport Way

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Locations in Boise

3201 Airport Way, Boise, , USA Idaho

+1 914 368 0091

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893 travellers who rented a car in Boise gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.3

Car rental locations in or near Boise

Good to know

Most popular agency

Avis

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

C$ 81/day

Good deal

C$ 76/day

When to book a rental car in Boise

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