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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Fort Collins

  • With cheap Fort Collins car rentals, you can explore the city fully and then the surrounding areas with top-tier convenience. We’d recommend renting one and going outside the city at your own pace. Kickstart your adventure with Denver which is around 59 miles away and get to enjoy the famous attractions like Coors Field. Up next, around 124 miles away, drive by Colorado Springs, known to be flocked by visitors. Be sure to check out the US Air Force Academy. It's one of this city’s major selling points. 130 miles from Fort Collins, you’ll most definitely enjoy the wildlife at Cheyenne Mountain State Park.
  • Park and Ride-4300 E Harmony Road is the busiest train station in Fort Collins, it goes without saying that it receives the greatest number of train arrivals. Owing to this, there’s a wide range of cheap Fort Collins car rentals located near the station for the convenience of the travelers wishing to book a car rental after alighting from Park and Ride-4300 E Harmony Road station. Some of the top picks that you can choose from include Enterprise Rent-A-Car at 3321 E Mulberry Street and Budget Car Rental at 4900 S College Ave Ste 100, Fort Collins.
  • Drivers of cheap Fort Collins car rentals should beware of the city’s safety belt rules. The driver and the person riding shotgun if any, is required to have their seat belt on whenever the car is being driven on a highway or street at all times. Regardless of their seating position, kids 15 and under must be properly strapped on the seats in a moving vehicle. Young children between ages 1-4 must ride in an approved forward-facing child safety seat. For ages 4-8 a booster seat is needed.
  • Planning the itinerary for a visit to a new city can be a daunting task because you don’t know what attractions to see and what activities to choose from. It gets even more complicated when you have to plan everything around public transportation, which can limit your trip or restrict you to specific places. If you have a rental car in Fort Collins, it can be a lot easier for you to see and do everything you want in the city while moving at your own pace. You can go as far as 46 miles away to Rocky Mountain National Park or 76 miles away to the Red Rocks Park at your own convenience.
  • When you arrive at the Denver International Airport, you’ll find the Car Rental Center on the airport grounds. There are several major car rentals in Fort Collins that provide courtesy shuttle services to and from the Jeppesen Terminal. The shuttle will pick you up at Terminal Level 5, Island 4 outside doors 504 and 512 on the west side and doors 505 and 513 on the east side. Some of the car rental agencies available include Hertz, Enterprise, Avis, National, and Budget.
  • Fort Collins is a relatively small city, and the roads can be quite congested at times. In addition to vehicle traffic, you’ll need to keep a lookout for pedestrians as well. If you plan to visit in the fall, be wary of hitting wild animals, especially deer, as they mate around November. Pedestrians have the right of way in Colorado, so yield to crosswalks and be on the lookout when turning right on red.
  • Rush hour in Fort Collins is usually at its peak about 6am to 10am and again from about 4pm to 6pm. There are several traffic circles placed throughout the city, so be watchful for pedestrians and cyclists. Intersections, including those at Timberline and Carpenter Road, College Avenue and Drake Road, and Harmony Road and Boardwalk Drive, are some of the most congested. You’ll also find that Fort Collins has traffic and red-light cameras installed in various locations, so be careful not to break the law.
  • Book your rental car in Fort Collins at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Supplier choice rental cars in Fort Collins are around 72% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Fort Collins

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Fort Collins?

    You’ll see that in Fort Collins, the streets are quite wide. If you’re interested in off-roading, where you’re bound to drive along gravel, rocky, and dirt roads, you’ll need a powerful four-wheel-drive that will not disappoint. Rent an SUV in any size you need depending on your capacity, and it’ll serve you well, especially if you visit during the rainy and winter seasons when the roads can be icy and slippery.

  • What’s the speed limit in Fort Collins?

    When driving in Fort Collins, remember to adhere to stipulated speed limits, which are 25mph and 30mph on business and residential districts, respectively. Open mountain highways allow 40mph, while narrow winding highways and blind curves limit speeds to 20mph. Four-lane highways have a limit of 65mph. If you drive on open highways that are not expressways, four-lane highways, or part of the interstate, the limit sits at 55mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Fort Collins?

    On most streets in downtown Fort Collins, curbside parking is only allowed for the first 2h. This may be enough time for you to have lunch, meet a friend, or do some shopping. However, you’ll find free parking in the periphery of the city center. For longer periods, opt for surface parking lots and structures that charge $1 per hour on average.

  • How much is gas price in Fort Collins?

    The average gas price in Fort Collins is C$ 5.24 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 63 and C$ 84, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Fort Collins?

    Supplier choice (Class Special Car or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Fort Collins.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Fort Collins?

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

  • How much does a Special car rental cost in Fort Collins?

    A Special car rental in Fort Collins costs C$ 46 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Fort Collins?

    A Compact car rental in Fort Collins costs C$ 55 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Premium car rental cost in Fort Collins?

    A Premium car rental in Fort Collins costs C$ 61 per day, on average.

  • Is free cancellation available when renting a car in Fort Collins?

    Free cancellation is offered by car rentals in this city according of course in accordance with your deal cancellation deadline. Most agencies offer free cancellation, given that you cancel within 24 hours of your initial renting time. Avis Rent a Car and Budget Rent-A-Car are among those that allow this free cancellation.

  • Are there car rentals situated in downtown Fort Collins?

    Visitors to downtown Fort Collins can worry less knowing there’s a decent range of car rentals at their service. Enterprise Rent-A-Car situated at 3321 E Mulberry Street and Budget Car Rental at Walmart Supercenter are just but a few of the top-notch agencies located in downtown Fort Collins.

Fort Collins car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.6

Best rated

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

7.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.5

Value for money

7.2

2 locations in Fort Collins

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Locations in Fort Collins

2100 South College

+1 970 224 2592

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

3321 E Mulberry St

+1 970 472 8300

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Mar. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff

Cons:

N/a

2.0 Poor

Mar. 2022

KAYAK
Stupid enterprise called me less than 24 hours before we were supposed to leave for our vacation to inform us that they did not have the vehicle that we reserved. Had to borrow a friend's extra car because no one else had a rental on short notice.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul. 2021

KAYAK
Great people, called to let me know car was ready for pickup. Clean and Ready when I went there, took 5 minutes and off I was, same with drop off. 5 Stars to this team,

8.4 Very good

Nov. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Courteous and very pleasant

Cons:

they didn't let me know that they could pick me up and take me home...

9.6 Wonderful

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The staffs are very helpful!

10.0 Wonderful

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The service that I received during the pick up of the rental could not have been better. The assistant manager at this location went above and beyond and because of this our vacation was improved 10 fold. I could not be happier.

Cons:

During the drop off I had to get a ride that was on a time table. The return took considerably longer than the pickup due to the staffing of the office. (Only one person working at the time) With that being said they did what they could and I left a happy customer. They will do whatever they can to earn your return business and I recommend them without hesitation.

1 out of 1

Avis

6.5

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.3

Value for money

5.9

3 locations in Fort Collins

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1250 E Magnolia St

+1 970 221 2676

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

4825 Earhart Road

+1 970 541 0026

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

4900 South College Avenue

+1 970 229 9115

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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9.6 Wonderful

Aug. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Clean good van

Cons:

The price

4.0 Mediocre

Jul. 2022

KAYAK
It took too long to get the vehicle. We were given something other than what is on the paperwork given to us by Avis employee…..that he has me sign. The paperwork stated a Chevrolet Equinox and we were given a Toyota 4Runner that had expired license tag. I also asked to have the option of paying for a tank of gas at the time of rental so as not to worry upon return and that did not happen.

2.0 Poor

Mar. 2022

KAYAK
Tried to charge me double the quoted price, got a smaller car than I ordered, and the car smelt like smoke. Worst rental experience that caused me time away from what I was there for.

3.9 Poor

Aug. 2021

KAYAK
The desk is inside Walmart and you park the vehicle on the side and walk around. Not very convenient. Checking out was OK but checking in was time consuming. The desk staff said he hadn't worked there for a while and wanted to run my card again. I didn't want to be charged twice so I asked him to check with someone. Also, he didn't check to see if there were any dents or scratches. I had to ask him to record the mileage and confirm that the tank was full. So we'll try to rent from a different company next time.

5.6 Fair

Oct. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The car I ended up with was a nice, clean, Chevy Cruze.

Cons:

Upon arrival they harassed me because I had made the reservation that same day. According to Avis, if you do so, you must call the pick-up branch to confirm availability. Since i had not been made aware of that, i hadn't done such. So, they were out Economy vehicles, and they refused me any vehicle without a substantial upcharge.

8.4 Very good

Jul. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was very clean and in excellent condition. Suffered a thrown rock and crack in windshield, which team handled well with no hassle on our part.

Cons:

Limited selection of cars available and long line at check in

1 out of 2

Budget

6.4

Cleanliness

6.2

Comfort

6.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.6

Value for money

6.3

3 locations in Fort Collins

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Locations in Fort Collins

1250 E Magnolia St

+1 970 221 9484

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

4825 Earhart Road

+1 970 541 0098

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

4900 South College Avenue

+1 970 223 7100

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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2.0 Poor

Jul. 2024

KAYAK
The rental guy was an hour late, there were three of us who got there at 8:00…

2.0 Poor

May 2024

KAYAK
We were unable to pick up our rental as it was not actually available through Budget. The link between Kayak and Budget is not ideal as there is lack of awareness or ownership on either side related to actual vehicle availability.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep. 2022

KAYAK
The ease of pickup and drop off was excellent. The vehicle was great.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep. 2022

KAYAK
Friendly staff. car was spotless and the check-out and check-in process was fast. No unexpected fees or deposits.

2.0 Poor

Sep. 2022

KAYAK
Rented a car online, went to pick it up across town and was told by an extremely rude agent at the Walmart in Ft Collins Colorado that there were no cars and it only allowed my reservation due to a “glitch” in the system. The agent then belittled me for making my reservation that day saying I should have reserved it sooner. I will never rent from Budget or Avis again. Their employees need to be trained and some terminated.

6.0 Okay

Jan. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and helpful on both ends

Cons:

Car was not ready to be driven. Oil change was past due kept getting messages the entire trip that it was past due. The air in the tires was 27, 30, 45 and 39 which is ridiculous obviously NO ONE did a review of the car before I picked it up. I had to pull over twice to get the tire pressure correct and from the time I left the oil change light was on. In addition the windows on the inside were not cleaned and therefore caused issued with night vision. I give you an F on preparation, worst condition of any rental car I have ever driven

1 out of 3

Hertz

5.5

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

7.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.5

Value for money

6.6

One location in Fort Collins

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Locations in Fort Collins

350 E Horsetooth Rd

+1 970 236 9489

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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8.0 Very good

Dec. 2021

KAYAK
All was easy

4.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly

Cons:

I had to wait 75 minutes to pick up vehicle. They didn’t have the vehicle I had reserved (a cargo van)

2.0 Poor

Jul. 2023

KAYAK
Price was over double what I was quoted!!!!!

10.0 Wonderful

Feb. 2023

KAYAK
The young men working in the Hertz office in Ft Collins were a delight, and made sure the process was simple and as quick as possible.

2.0 Poor

Aug. 2022

KAYAK
They didn't have a car available, but didn't notify us until 30 minutes before our reservation time.

2.0 Poor

Jul. 2022

KAYAK
This Hertz location is understaffed. There is one person that has to clean the vehicles, greet incoming customers, answer the phone (constantly) and greet customers dropping off cars. The location is a mess (literally) and the poor employee is running their butt off to try to do everything. I waited along with three others for over 30 minutes to drop off a vehicle because there was nobody at the desk. The vehicle was very dirty inside and out. Come on Hertz! Staff and organize your locations so your customers can have a good experience and want to come back.

1 out of 4

Easirent

4.7

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Fort Collins

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Locations in Fort Collins

Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport

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39 travellers who rented a car in Fort Collins gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.7

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