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Durango car rental information

Pick-up locationDurango
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Rental locations10
Airport locations9

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Durango

  • If you are on vacation, choose a car from the cheap car rentals in Durango. Parking may pose a challenge since you will be limited to the places you can park your car around the town. There are a number of well-rated parking spots to choose from all over the town, such as the City Parking or the Twin Buttes MTB trail parking. City parking is ideal if you are budget conscious since you will be allowed to park for free. However, it is important to consider the security within these parking spots to ensure the car and your belongings are safe.
  • Durango car rentals also provide you the option of renting a minivan, which is a great choice for exploring the city if you're traveling with a group or family. The Cascade Creek Trail to the Waterfalls, where there are also horseback riding opportunities, and the Animas River Adventure Day, where there are opportunities for water rafting, are two locations that would be great to visit. To transport your kids to the San Juan Mountains for the zip lining adventures or to the Chimayo Stone Fired Kitchen for a nice meal, an SUV would also be an excellent alternative.
  • If you want to spend most of your time in the city center, you might want to think about renting a smaller automobile due to its low fuel consumption and mobility. The town is traversed by all the main routes in La Plata County, so keep that in mind while selecting your vehicle. Additionally, Durango's surrounding areas are developing quickly, which has an impact on the amount of traffic entering and leaving the city. The terrain of Durango also affects traffic because there are just a few major routes that serve the town, making it difficult for you to go from one end to the other.
  • You can opt to rent a car in Durango for maximum flexibility and convenience, to be able to visit all the amazing tourist attractions located in and outside the city, such as the Purgatory Ski Resort, about a 20min drive from Downtown Durango. Alternatively, car rentals in Durango are a great option for anyone who is not looking into staying in the town but planning on touring the sights in the city itself and the outskirts, such as the Mesa Verde National Park, a little over an hour away from Durango.
  • If you're collecting your car at the airport, Durango-La Plata County Airport is located at the outskirts of the city, 14.7 miles from Durango city center, around a 20min drive. There are a number of Durango car rentals conveniently situated at the Durango-La Plate Airport by the baggage claim area at the Car Rental Center, such as Alamo, Enterprise, Avis, Budget, Hertz, and National, accessible via the airport shuttle. The Animas Air Park Airport-00C also has a shuttle service (Animas Transportation) which is reasonably cheaper than taxis and can be used to reach one of the car rental options available.
  • There are a number of traffic circles in Durango City which function well and are safer than regular intersections. There are, however, a few jaywalkers who opt not to use crosswalks and cyclists who don’t use the appropriate lanes that are intended for them, so motorists should be cautious while driving.
  • Compared to most big cities, Durango’s rush hour is generally short-lived with people staying in traffic between 15 to 20min from around 7am to 8am in the morning and starts again at around 3pm to 5pm when students leave school and people start their journeys home. The main affected areas are usually the intersections on 32nd Street and Main Ave, Highway 550/160, 15th Street, and Main Ave, as well as the arterial roads outside town. If you’re on a schedule or catching a flight, keep these times in mind when planning your route.
  • Book your rental car in Durango at least 3 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Durango are around 14% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Durango

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

    The streets in Durango are easy to drive in, as most of the roads are in pretty good condition. One can therefore choose to get a vehicle from a variety of car rentals in Durango ranging from compact cars for solo trips to large vehicles, such as minivans and SUVs, for those planning on visiting the city in groups.

  • What’s the speed limit in Durango?

    The speed limit in the general business district of Durango is set at 25mph. Residential districts are set at 30mph while open highways not part of the interstate system and surfaced four-lane highways have speed limits of 55mph and 65mph respectively. School zones have a speed limit of 20mph, and there are a number of speed traps set up at the State Highway 160/550, therefore drivers are advised to drive with caution.

  • Where are the best places to park in Durango?

    There are a number of options to choose from when looking for parking in Durango. Parking meters usually work Monday through Friday, from early morning to early evenings, and normally cost around $1 per hour in downtown, $0.75 for meters on Narrow Gauge, and $0.50 per hour around Buckley Park. All parking meters provide free parking after 6pm on weekdays and 5pm on weekends. City parking lots are free after 5pm on Mondays through Fridays and free all weekends, open to the public.

  • How much is gas price in Durango?

    The average gas price in Durango is C$ 4.70 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 56 and C$ 75, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Durango?

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

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

    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 Durango?

    An Intermediate car rental in Durango costs C$ 111 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Durango?

    A Standard car rental in Durango costs C$ 140 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Special car rental cost in Durango?

    A Special car rental in Durango costs C$ 81 per day, on average.

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

    In Durango, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 1000 Airport Rd. #14 (17 km from city centre ).

  • What are the parking conditions in Durango?

    Once you've chosen one of the cheap car rental alternatives for Durango, you might be looking for a parking spot. More than 1000 parking spaces are available, and they are metered with options for 10 hours, 3 hours, and 30 minutes. Additionally, there are 4 off-street parking areas with a total of 350 places. On the weekends and after 5 p.m. on weekdays, parking is free.

  • Where is the traffic heaviest in Durango?

    The convergence of US and state highways in Durango has considerable traffic volumes. The city's Main Avenue, which runs through Durango's core business sector, can occasionally be congested with traffic.

Durango car rental reviews and directory

Avis

6.9

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

7.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

6.8

One location in Durango

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1000 Airport Road

+1 970 375 7831

Monday09:30 - 22:00
Tuesday09:30 - 22:00
Wednesday09:30 - 22:00
Thursday09:30 - 22:00
Friday09:30 - 22:00
Saturday09:30 - 22:00
Sunday09:30 - 22:00
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2.0 Poor

Jan. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

They could have actually had the car I rented. I had to cancel the rental upon arrival for pickup because they did not actually have the car I rented and agreed to pay for.

2.0 Poor

Dec. 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

They would not let me adjust the name on my car rental, causing me to cancel. They then said there were not any cars available, even though I had cancelled my reservation with them in that moment causing me to completely lose my car rental.

9.2 Wonderful

Jun. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

I encountered a massive problem and the nice lady at the Durango Avis took care of me without any hesitation. I wish I had her name. She saved me on a very tough situation.

Cons:

Verify car is ready before renting. Go out and check the vehicle with the guest.

4.4 Mediocre

Nov. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Great Car

Cons:

Due to weather had to add a one day extension and Avis charged double the price of the whole week. They are crooks and after the good Kayak representative tried to help the Avis team lied, illegally overcharged and falsified the agreement. NEVER USE AVIS/BUDGET

6.8 Okay

Mar. 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

They charged us per mile at drop off. Don’t think that was part of the original deal

10.0 Wonderful

Dec. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Great service and we had a really nice car. Drop off was easy. Kayak did a great job of making everything smooth and a great price.

1 out of 5

Hertz

9.3

Wonderful

20 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

9.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.2

Value for money

9.1

One location in Durango

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1000 Airport Rd. #14

+1 970 247 5288

Monday09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday09:00 - 21:00
Thursday09:00 - 21:00
Friday09:00 - 21:00
Saturday09:00 - 21:00
Sunday17:00 - 21:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Dec. 2021

KAYAK
Nice people. Car worked well. Check in was painless.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly, car was clean and ran well.

Cons:

Nothing

10.0 Wonderful

Mar. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

staff was friendly.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Very good service, super fast!

10.0 Wonderful

Apr. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I had my keys before I had my bags. Easy pick up and easy drop off. Thumbs up!

5.6 Fair

Mar. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Vehicle was filthy inside and out..Cigarette smoke permeated into the upholstery. No other vehicles were available to exchange with.

Cons:

Everything else was satisfactory..

1 out of 3

Budget

7.4

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.2

Value for money

7.5

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1000 Airport Road

+1 970 375 7831

Monday09:30 - 22:00
Tuesday09:30 - 22:00
Wednesday09:30 - 22:00
Thursday09:30 - 22:00
Friday09:30 - 22:00
Saturday09:30 - 22:00
Sunday09:30 - 22:00
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9.6 Wonderful

Nov. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Only thing would be a smoother ride, but everything else was excellent.

4.0 Mediocre

Nov. 2015

KAYAK

Pros:

They eventually offered to give me 50% off for the terrible service. I really don't have much else to say about my experience that is good but this says I should make sure the review is at least 50 characters so I will just keep writing a little bit.

Cons:

They sent me to three different locations before finally sending me to the actual budget office. The car I thought I was getting ended up not being available so I was stuck with an older Lincoln Town Car. Customer service had bad information and some of the people I spoke with were rude, acting like I was the problem, even when they had me running all over the county looking for their office.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Our flight was delayed coming into Durango, CO late at night and I was worried Budget would close and we’d be left stranded without a rental on our wedding weekend! Thankfully, Budget stayed open late until our flight landed and pick-up was a breeze. So appreciative of Budget accommodating our change in plans!

10.0 Wonderful

Jun. 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Nothing

1 out of 2

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

5.9

Cleanliness

6.2

Comfort

6.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.2

Value for money

5.3

2 locations in Durango

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1000 Airport Rd

+1 970 385 8648

Monday09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday09:00 - 21:00
Thursday09:00 - 21:00
Friday09:00 - 21:00
Saturday09:00 - 21:00
Sunday09:00 - 21:00
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26977 Highway 160

+1 970 259 2101

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 21:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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8.8 Very good

Apr. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Resolved satisfactorily

Cons:

That it happened in the first place

10.0 Wonderful

Mar. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Value

Cons:

Inexperienced rental agent at the counter

8.4 Very good

Mar. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Convenience

Cons:

Should have rented a 4-wheel drive for the snowy roads

5.6 Fair

Oct. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

It didn't matter when the breaks didn't work

Cons:

The brakes didn't work. Unreal that they can rent a car with rich a major safety issue. Secondly there was no one to answer the phone to tell about the issue. If you aren't going to staff the desk you should have an alternat phone number to reach

2.0 Poor

Oct. 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

We arrive after closure on a Saturday, and they were not open until Monday. There were no cars at the airport Enterprise dealer. Luckily Hertz had a car for us- last one on the lot. The reservation should have more clearly indicated that we could not get the car if we arrived after 12pm on a Sat.

2.0 Poor

Sep. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Reserved a vehicle over the phone. Went to pick it up a couple of hours later....clerk claimed that she ".......couldn't find our phone number," in order to confirm our reservation. Upon arrival at pick up point, we were told that there "....weren't any vehicles left to rent," due to the fact that they couldn't call us. Phone number was given.

1 out of 2

National

9.2

Wonderful

No reviews available

Cleanliness

9.1

Comfort

9.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.4

Value for money

8.8

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1000 Airport Rd

+1 970 259 0068

Monday09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday09:00 - 21:00
Thursday09:00 - 21:00
Friday09:00 - 21:00
Saturday09:00 - 21:00
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Alamo

7.6

Good

No reviews available

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.9

Value for money

7.9

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1000 Airport Rd

+1 970 259 0068

Monday09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday09:00 - 21:00
Thursday09:00 - 21:00
Friday09:00 - 21:00
Saturday09:00 - 21:00
Sunday09:00 - 21:00
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Easirent

4.7

Mediocre

No reviews available

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Durango–La Plata County Airport

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

One location in Durango

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1000 Airport Road, 13

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VIPCars Recommendation

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1000 Airport Rd, Durango, , USA Colorado

+1 914 368 0091

Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
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69 travellers who rented a car in Durango gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.8

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Intermediate

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