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Boulder, CO, United States
21 Oct — 28 Oct
Same drop-off
Boulder, CO, United States
Thu 21/10
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Thu 28/10
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Boulder car rental Information

Pick-up locationBoulder
Rental locations9

Boulder car rental reviews and directory

From C$ 89/dayRated #1
Enterprise
Best rated
Most popular
7.9 Good (42 reviews)
3 locations in Boulder
Enterprise
Locations in Boulder
  • 7.9
  • 7.9
  • 7.9
  • 8
  • 7.7
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Rated #2
Budget
7 Good (40 reviews)
2 locations in Boulder
Budget
Locations in Boulder
  • 6.8
  • 7.5
  • 7
  • 6.7
  • 7.1
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From C$ 68/dayRated #3
Hertz
Cheapest deal
6.9 Good (31 reviews)
1 location in Boulder
Hertz
Locations in Boulder
  • 7
  • 7
  • 7
  • 6.8
  • 7.3
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Rated #4
Avis
6.8 Good (26 reviews)
2 locations in Boulder
Avis
Locations in Boulder
  • 6.6
  • 7
  • 6.7
  • 6.6
  • 7
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Silvercar
2 locations in Boulder
Silvercar
Locations in Boulder
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139 travellers who rented a car in Boulder gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.2

Car rental locations in or near Boulder

Good to know

Most popular agency

Enterprise

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

C$ 93/day

Good deal

C$ 80/day

When to book a rental car in Boulder

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Car rental insurance in Boulder

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Boulder car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Boulder.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car rental insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Boulder car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Boulder

  • Boulder truly is a city for cars and visitors are highly recommended to rent a vehicle during their time in the city. This is especially the case if you plan on taking in any of the natural scenery around Boulder, such as the Flatirons. The Flatirons are one Boulder’s most iconic sights and are just a 2-mile or 8-minute drive from the city center, but they are only accessible via personal vehicle.
  • Chances are good that step one of your itinerary is to pick up your rental car upon arriving in Boulder. For travelers with flights landing at Denver International Airport, you can reach the rental car facilities via the airport’s rental shuttle, which picks passengers up from outside of Jeppesen Terminal on Level 5 at Island 4.
  • One thing to keep in mind when visiting Boulder is that the mountains during winter are often full of snow. Visitors of the area should keep that in mind when planning itineraries, as a sudden snowfall can often lead the roads to get bogged down in the early morning before the snow plows have had a chance to clear them. In the case of snowy mountain roads, just make sure to drive carefully and be aware that it will take your car longer than normal to slow down.
  • Rush hour traffic in Boulder, while not as severe as neighboring Denver, is still worth avoiding if possible. Congestion picks up during the morning rush hour from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., then starts back up in the afternoon at around 4:00 p.m. and slows down again at about 7:00 p.m. I-25 is one of the major congestion culprits in Boulder and those who do not want to get caught up in traffic should avoid it during rush hour.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Boulder for C$ 80 or less
  • Book your rental car in Boulder at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Boulder are around 18% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Boulder

  • Some car rental companies in Boulder which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Enterprise and Hertz

  • On average a hire car in Boulder costs C$ 93 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Boulder are Enterprise (7.9, 90 reviews), and Hertz (7.3, 52 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Boulder is C$ 4.43 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 53 and C$ 71, depending on the car size.

  • Intermediate (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Boulder.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Denver Intl airport include Advantage, Fox, Thrifty, Budget, Hertz, Enterprise, Sixt, Dollar, Payless and Avis.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Denver Intl airport to off-airport locations include Advantage, Fox, Thrifty, Budget, Hertz, Enterprise, Sixt, Dollar, Airport Van and Avis.

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

  • A Intermediate car rental in Boulder costs C$ 61 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Boulder costs C$ 52 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Boulder costs C$ 63 per day, on average.

  • In Boulder, cars are most frequently rented at Avis 4800 Baseline Road Suite D109a (3 km from city centre ).

  • On average a rental car in Boulder costs C$ 654 per week (C$ 93 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Boulder costs C$ 2,801 per month (C$ 93 per day).

  • Like most cities in the U.S., Boulder is blessed with wide roads and large parking spaces. Fortunately for drivers who prefer large vehicles, this means they will have no problem renting even the largest of cars. However, if you plan on embarking on any road trips or would like to be mindful of your carbon footprint, it may be worth renting a smaller vehicle that is more fuel efficient.

  • Residential areas in Boulder feature speed limits of 20 to 35 mph, while urban roads feature speed limits of 35 to 55 mph. Rural roads, on the other hand, range from 55 to 65 mph. Interstates and highways in Boulder have speed limits of up to 75 mph.

  • Gas prices in Boulder are fairly average for the U.S., at around $2.35 per gallon. This is a bit more expensive than cities on the cheaper end like Tampa, where gas is around $2.00, but is also much cheaper than some of the more expensive cities in the U.S. like New York City, where gas is $3.35 per gallon.

  • Streetside parallel parking should basically suit your needs for most parts of Boulder, including the downtown area. Additionally, the majority of businesses such as restaurants and shopping centers will have ample parking available for customers. For paid parking such as in garages or private lots, the average cost is around $1.25 per hour for the first three hours and rates variably go up from there.