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Des Moines, IA, United States
4 Aug — 11 Aug
Same drop-off
Des Moines, IA, United States
Wed 4/8
Noon
Wed 11/8
Noon
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Des Moines car rental Information

Pick-up locationDes Moines
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Minivan, Premium, Premium SUV, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations15
Airport locations13
Popular agenciesHertz, Alamo, Enterprise, Budget, Payless

Cheap car rentals in Des Moines

C$ 90/dayEconomy
C$ 84/dayCompact
C$ 88/dayIntermediate
C$ 55/dayStandard
C$ 72/dayFull-size
C$ 150/dayMinivan
C$ 192/dayFull-size SUV
C$ 107/dayPremium
C$ 65/dayLuxury
C$ 249/dayPremium SUV
C$ 74/dayCompact SUV
C$ 144/dayIntermediate SUV
C$ 170/dayStandard SUV
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Des Moines car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Alamo
Best rated
9 Excellent (107 reviews)
1 location in Des Moines
Alamo
Locations in Des Moines
5800 Fleur Dr+1 844 816 4385
Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday07:00 - 23:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:00
  • 8.9
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9.1
  • 8.8
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Rated #2
Thrifty
8.3 Excellent (37 reviews)
2 locations in Des Moines
Thrifty
Locations in Des Moines
5800 Fleur Drive+1 877 283 0898
Monday08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
Thursday08:00 - 22:00
Friday08:00 - 22:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 22:00
Lc Pending Close Dec 1st+1 877 283 0898
Monday08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
Thursday08:00 - 22:00
Friday08:00 - 22:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 22:00
  • 8.5
  • 8.3
  • 8.2
  • 8.4
  • 8
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Rated #3
Hertz
8.3 Excellent (46 reviews)
1 location in Des Moines
Hertz
Locations in Des Moines
5800 Fleur Drive+1 515 256 5839
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 17:00
  • 8.4
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
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From C$ 77/dayRated #4
Enterprise
Cheapest deal
Most popular
8.2 Excellent (99 reviews)
3 locations in Des Moines
Enterprise
Locations in Des Moines
1545 E Euclid Ave+1 515 262 2222
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
200 Se 6th St+1 515 282 8000
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday12:00 - 15:00
5800 Fleur Dr+1 844 996 0646
Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday07:00 - 23:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:00
  • 8.2
  • 8.3
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
  • 7.9
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Rated #5
Dollar
8.1 Excellent (30 reviews)
1 location in Des Moines
Dollar
Locations in Des Moines
Lc Pending Close Dec 1st+1 866 434 2226
Monday08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
Thursday08:00 - 22:00
Friday08:00 - 22:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 22:00
  • 8
  • 8.2
  • 7.8
  • 8.1
  • 8.2
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Rated #6
National
9.6 Excellent (3 reviews)
1 location in Des Moines
National
Locations in Des Moines
5800 Fleur Dr+1 844 816 4384
Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday07:00 - 23:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:00
  • 10
  • 9.3
  • 10
  • 10
  • 8.6
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Rated #7
Avis
7.6 Good (14 reviews)
1 location in Des Moines
Avis
Locations in Des Moines
5800 Fleur Drive+1 515 256 5623
Monday08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
Thursday08:00 - 22:00
Friday08:00 - 22:00
Saturday08:00 - 22:00
Sunday08:00 - 22:00
  • 7.5
  • 8.2
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
  • 7.7
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Rated #8
Payless
7.6 Good (25 reviews)
1 location in Des Moines
Payless
Locations in Des Moines
5800 Fleur Drive+1 515 256 5228
Monday08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
Thursday08:00 - 22:00
Friday08:00 - 22:00
Saturday08:00 - 22:00
Sunday08:00 - 22:00
  • 8
  • 8.1
  • 7.4
  • 7.1
  • 7.2
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Rated #9
Budget
6.9 Good (26 reviews)
1 location in Des Moines
Budget
Locations in Des Moines
5800 Fleur Drive+1 515 287 2612
Monday08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
Thursday08:00 - 22:00
Friday08:00 - 22:00
Saturday08:00 - 22:00
Sunday08:00 - 22:00
  • 6.5
  • 7.3
  • 6.7
  • 6.8
  • 7
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Airport Van
1 location in Des Moines
Airport Van
Locations in Des Moines
4410 Merle Hay Road+1 877 826 4680
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Easirent
1 location in Des Moines
Easirent
Locations in Des Moines
Des Moines International Airport
MondayInvalid Date - 23:59
TuesdayInvalid Date - 23:59
WednesdayInvalid Date - 23:59
ThursdayInvalid Date - 23:59
FridayInvalid Date - 23:59
SaturdayInvalid Date - 23:59
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Sunnycars
1 location in Des Moines
Sunnycars
Locations in Des Moines
Fleure Drive & Army Post Road
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387 travellers who rented a car in Des Moines gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.3

Car rental locations in or near Des Moines

Good to know

Most popular agency

Enterprise

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

C$ 158/day

Good deal

C$ 77/day

When to book a rental car in Des Moines

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

Top tips for renting a car in Des Moines

  • The capital city of Iowa is only waiting to be explored by travelers, and what easier and more convenient way is there to do it than with your own four wheels? Rent a car for your time in Des Moines and discover everything from city attractions to more remote places outside the city, such as the Saylorville Lake, which is about half an hour away by car.
  • When flying into the International Airport of Des Moines, pick up a car from their on-site car rental center to be in the city in less than 15 minutes via Fleur Drive. Located inside the terminal close to the Baggage Claim area, travelers will find various agencies available, such as Avis, Alamo, or National, which offer vehicles in all shapes and sizes.
  • If you’re visiting Iowa during the winter, you may have to prepare for slick and slippery roads due to snow and ice. But good preparation is everything, and driving in the winter is no problem when the rental car has winter tires fixed and even snow chains in the trunk (you may have to rent them separately from the agency). When driving in snow, refrain from braking or accelerating too fast, and bring blankets and warm drinks with you, if possible, in case you get stuck. Also bear in mind that the roads will most likely be narrower due to snow piled up on the sides.
  • Don’t drink and drive during your time in Des Moines. Iowa has very strict drinking laws and hefty fines are enforced if a driver is found behind the wheel with more than 0.08% of alcohol in the blood (BAC). Also try to avoid driving in the daily peak times when traffic is heaviest, usually between 7-9am and 4:30-6pm, as roads can be congested and waiting times will occur.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Des Moines for C$ 77 or less
  • Book your rental car in Des Moines at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Des Moines are around 39% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Des Moines

  • One car rental company which has updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected is Enterprise

  • On average a hire car in Des Moines costs C$ 158 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Budget (C$ 110/day), Payless (C$ 110/day) and Alamo (C$ 189/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Budget 5800 Fleur Drive 50321 (6 kilometers from city center).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Des Moines are Alamo (8.9, 119 reviews), Enterprise (8.2, 116 reviews), and Dollar (8.2, 62 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Des Moines is C$ 4.42 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 53 and C$ 71, depending on the car size.

  • Compact (Nissan Versa or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Des Moines.

  • The only car rental company onsite at Des Moines airport is Enterprise.

  • The only car rental company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Des Moines airport to off-airport locations is Enterprise.

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

  • A Compact car rental in Des Moines costs C$ 55 per day, on average.

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

  • A Mini car rental in Des Moines costs C$ 123 per day, on average.

  • In Des Moines, cars are most frequently rented at Enterprise 5800 Fleur Dr (6 km from city centre ).

  • On average a rental car in Des Moines costs C$ 1,103 per week (C$ 158 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Des Moines costs C$ 4,728 per month (C$ 158 per day).

  • A 4-wheel-drive car is definitely a wise choice to make when renting a vehicle for Des Moines, especially in the winter. When venturing out of the city, a 4-wheel-drive will give drivers the essential traction for icy roads or dirt tracks. Talk to your agency about insurance and what is covered, and always check your car beforehand for scratches you did not cause.

  • In residential areas, 25 mph is permitted and up to 65 mph on rural roads. On highways, the state of Iowa allows drivers to speed up to 70 mph, but remember to always take the weather and street conditions into account and slow down when necessary.

  • When refilling your rental car, make sure to know what kind of gas it needs. The average price for gas in Des Moines is around $2.55 per gallon, but some stations are cheaper than others. Casey’s, for instance, also has rates as low as $2.30, so start looking for a gas station well ahead of time to ensure you can find the cheapest price.

  • There is on-street parking available all throughout Des Moines, with charges around $0.25 to $1.25 per hour, depending on how close to the center you are parked. Fees usually apply Monday to Saturday between 9am and 9pm, and parking is free on Sundays. Parking garages are another alternative, and there are seven garages in and around Downtown, charging an approximate daily limit of $10 or around $1 per hour.