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Rated #1
National
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Best Rated
8.0 Excellent (889 reviews)
1 location in Kalispell
National
Locations in Kalispell
4170 Us-2
+1 844 917 0965
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Rated #2
Alamo
9.1 Excellent (43 reviews)
1 location in Kalispell
Alamo
Locations in Kalispell
4170 Us-2
+1 844 917 0964
  • 9.1
  • 9.1
  • 9.2
  • 9.0
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
19 Jun. 2018
Best Car Rental Experience
Pros: Friendly staff - quick service - car was less than 100 feet from the airport terminal.
4.4 Okay
20 Aug. 2016
RIP OFF
Pros: $107 a day is a total ripoff
10.0 Excellent
18 Mar. 2017
Best price and quality.
Pros: Our Tacoma had only 490 miles on it. Great Michelin tires for the Montana roads! This was a great overall experience with Alamo. I will use them for all my rentals from now on.
10.0 Excellent
29 Apr. 2017
Pros: Great experience, all employees were polite, and professional.
10.0 Excellent
10 Jul. 2017
Great value, convenience
Pros: Easy pickup and drop off, very convenient location, nice, practically new car
Cons: Initially, thought the mileage limit was a bit low but it turned out to be plenty. For those who plan to drive longer distances, this may be a problem. Would've been nice to have navigation in the car.
10.0 Excellent
12 Jul. 2017
Pros: The car was brand new and super clean.
Cons: Nothing so far!
9.6 Excellent
19 Jul. 2017
Great customer support
Pros: Getting in and out was effortless
Cons: it was an automatic transmission (they probably all are)
8.0 Excellent
23 Jul. 2017
Pros: Great service. Got what I signed up for.
Cons: Cheaper car. Lot of road noise
9.2 Excellent
26 Jul. 2017
Pros: Helpful staff again.
Cons: Some discrepancies in the agreement I did not notice and hence had to go to airport at return location one day in advance (at Kalispell) to get clarity. The return time was given as 12 noon but I had 8 day rental starting at 5:30 PM. I wanted to return at 3 pm or so that is within the hours of rental mentioned. I called and left a message for clarity and so I went to the airport to get the agreement amended.
10.0 Excellent
9 Aug. 2017
Pros: Our flight came in later than expected and they stayed open to provide us with our rental.
Rated #3
Budget
10.0 Excellent (4 reviews)
1 location in Kalispell
Budget
Locations in Kalispell
4170 Us Highway 2 East
+1 406 755 7500
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
20 Jul. 2017
Pros: The car was new and clean. Budget charged exactly the fee that was quoted. Quick service at the airport.
10.0 Excellent
17 Sep. 2018
Best car rental company
Pros: Quick and easy to understand instructions for rentals. Very informative. Beth showed us the car we would be using, so that we wouldn’t get confused and she also offered the best choice for us, since there are some age restrictions. She also gave us unlimited mileage which was a huge bonus for us! We will be booking with Budget again soon! Thanks Beth!
10.0 Excellent
6 May 2019
Pros: Super easy drop off. Young lady at the counter when I picked up was incredibly helpful and friendly.
Cons: Literally nothing
10.0 Excellent
28 Jul. 2019
Pros: ALL GOOD ! ! !
Rated #4
Thrifty
thrifty
9.9 Excellent (3 reviews)
1 location in Kalispell
Thrifty
Locations in Kalispell
4170 U.s. Highway 2 East
+1 406 257 7333
  • 10.0
  • 9.3
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
28 Jun. 2018
Pros: quick, easy and very good service from the counter help from Hertz/Thrifty employees. I am very pleased. Nancy
9.6 Excellent
21 Jan. 2019
Pros: The staff was incredibly helpful and to-the-point. He did not try to sell me any add-ons or unneeded extras, and got us in and out very quickly. The car was top-notch (I don’t think a Chrysler 300 fits in the “compact” category that we paid for, but we certainly didn’t complain) and drove very well.
Cons: We found a bit of trash in the backseat and the trunk. Nothing shocking, but we did end up cleaning out more trash than we added to the car.
10.0 Excellent
14 Aug. 2019
Pros: Friendly staff and super easy pickup / drop off.
Cons: I had no other expectations to be met that were not. Very pleased.
Rated #6
Dollar
8.3 Excellent (29 reviews)
1 location in Kalispell
Dollar
Locations in Kalispell
5506 Hwy 2 West
+1 406 892 0009
  • 8.4
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent
17 Nov. 2015
Pros: Nice big comfortable car - exactly what you expect in a suburban. Great for road trips.
Cons: Car smelled like smoke when I picked it up, but that seemed to go away after a while. Motor seemed a little gutless for such a big vehicle.
2.0 Mediocre
18 Sep. 2016
No show
Cons: Shuttle driver was a no show. Rented from hertz instead
6.0 Good
27 Mar. 2017
Stinky car
Pros: Shuttle was timely. People were friendly. I like the car I received, it drove well and was comfortable.
Cons: I requested a small SUV and received a Subaru outback. The car STUNK!!!! It smelled SO bad in there, I should have gone back and requested another one. I had 3 car fresheners hanging inside to make it tolerable. I was not discounted for dealing with that. There was other people car rental agreements and other receipts under the visor and in the glove compartment. The other car rental companies were at the airport, and this one was offsite.
10.0 Excellent
20 Apr. 2017
Great rental
Pros: The car was clean, ran well, and pick up/drop off was fast and easy.
8.4 Excellent
11 Jun. 2017
Cons: We were not thrilled with the hotel you recommended in Whitefish but that is no big deal.
10.0 Excellent
27 Jun. 2017
Friendly team at Kalispell
Pros: The team was very friendly and they were working quickly to move customers through the rental process. The cars were ready to go when we arrived. Pricing and vehicle were as expected and advertised.
Cons: The rental lot was offsite so it is not as convenient. The team did everything they could to make up for it in a very friendly way.
8.8 Excellent
23 Sep. 2017
Rental rates
Pros: Considering the out of the way location -Kalispell Montana - I guess the rates were about fair.
Cons: Really wish rates were a bit lower for folks on limited income.
10.0 Excellent
26 Sep. 2017
Super great experience
Pros: My flight was early,... shuttle driver was helping another customer and I caught a fast ride to process paperwork.. Check in process was fast and easy, too... car was actually waiting for me at the frint door... and, I was on my way. Return process was just as fast and friendly.
7.6 Good
27 Sep. 2017
Charge for Miles?
Pros: Gentlemen in office during pickup and drop off were polite and kind
Cons: I rent cars fairly regularly. It has been many years since there was a mileage limit or any fees associated with how far the car is driven. I was quite surprised to learn of the 150 mile limit and the associated overage charges I had to pay. Given this is an unusual rental agreement, it would have been nice to have been told that is the case. I suppose I could have taken the hour or so it would require to read the entire agreement before signing, but who has time for that?
8.8 Excellent
6 Mar. 2018
Pros: Friendly employees
Cons: off site rental office. No direct line from Kalispell airport to off site building.
Rated #7
Avis
7.9 Good (13 reviews)
1 location in Kalispell
Avis
Locations in Kalispell
4170 US Highway 2 East
+1 406 257 2727
  • 7.8
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 7.2
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent
24 Sep. 2019
Cons: I usually choose to fill the tank before returning the vehicle, but their scare tactic did not sit well with me. They said, if you do not return the car with the gas tank completely full we will charge you what it would cost to refill the entire tank (not just any missing).
10.0 Excellent
25 Jun. 2017
Pros: Staff at the counter when checking out the vehicle was extremely helpful and courteous
9.6 Excellent
28 Jun. 2017
Pros: drop off was easy
8.0 Excellent
11 Aug. 2017
Pros: friendly staff. free upgrade.
10.0 Excellent
16 Dec. 2017
Cons: Nothing. Everything was great.
8.0 Excellent
16 Sep. 2018
Pros: Quick and easy.
Cons: No attendant in the drop off lot.
6.4 Good
22 Jul. 2019
Cons: Far overpriced $2100 for one week
4.4 Okay
13 Aug. 2019
Cons: We were initially given a car with a giant, and I mean giant crack across the entire front windshield. Not only was it awful to look at but was a safety hazard for sure
4.0 Okay
16 Aug. 2019
Pros: Clean car
Cons: Poor customer service in person and on the phone. Overpriced.
8.0 Excellent
25 Aug. 2019
Cons: Not all dents were marked so we took pics and had an employee mark them on paper in parking lot.
Rated #8
Hertz
7.7 Good (3 reviews)
1 location in Kalispell
Hertz
Locations in Kalispell
4170 Highway 2 East
+1 406 758 2220
  • 8.0
  • 8.0
  • 8.0
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
4 Jul. 2017
Pros: The best van i ever rented
Cons: would aways prefer unlimited miles did not like the restriction as we were out west in a national park
9.2 Excellent
30 Aug. 2017
Knowledgable and friendly
Pros: Check in and paperwork were simple
Cons: Parking lot is 100 yards from the terminal and in the dirt.
4.0 Okay
23 Jul. 2018
I ordered a large suv and got a mid size instead
Pros: Thecar was ok but not what I ordered. They offered me $20 off per day which frankly was an insult. They initially offered me a hundai sonata which would totally not work for 4 large adults. I booked the car 3 months ago so I gave them way more lead time than necessary,
Cons: As above
Easirent
easirent
1 location in Kalispell
Easirent
Locations in Kalispell
Glacier Park International Airport
Sunnycars
sunnycars
1 location in Kalispell
Sunnycars
Locations in Kalispell
4170 Us Highway 2 East
95 travellers who rented a car in Kalispell gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.7

Car Rental Locations in or near Kalispell

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Most Popular Car Type Intermediate

When to Book a Rental Car in Kalispell

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Top tips for renting a car in Kalispell

  • Plonked amidst various scenic lakes and beautiful national parks, renting a car in Kalispell is definitely a must to seize the chance and explore not only inner Kalispell and its casinos, but also the breathtaking surroundings encasing the city. Flathead Lake, for instance, is only a 15-minute ride away, and within a 1-3 hours’ drive you can be in the many surrounding refuges and national forests to explore the beautiful scenery of Montana.
  • The Glacier Park International Airport lies about 10 miles north of Kalispell and sports various car rental agencies on the airport grounds, including Avis, Hertz, Alamo, and National. The four agencies are located at the terminal close to the Baggage Claim area, and within approximately 20 minutes travelers can be at the center of Kalispell. There are also further off-site agencies that offer shuttle services to and from the airport.
  • Montana has particularly scenic and breathtaking scenery, but it is also a pitfall when it comes to concentrating while driving. Remember to stay focused and don’t let the wonderful surroundings distract you. Drunk driving and distracted driving are still the most common reasons why accidents are caused here. Make sure to take regular breaks, especially when driving over longer stretches of road, and change drivers regularly if possible.
  • When venturing out of Kalispell to explore the surrounding parks, make sure to adapt your speed to the winding mountain roads, especially in winter. When visiting Kalispell in winter, generally ensure that the rental car is properly equipped and has winter tires attached. Also, if necessary, rent snow chains and carry some snacks, a blanket, and a thermos with you. When driving in Kalispell, also bear in mind that, due to the piled up snow on either side, the streets will be narrower.
  • Book your rental car in Kalispell at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Kalispell are around 84% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs About Renting a Car in Kalispell

What is the most popular rental car in Kalispell?

Intermediate (Ford Fusion or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Kalispell.

What is the best rental car company in Kalispell?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Kalispell are Alamo (8.7, 6569 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 12843 reviews), and Avis (7.6, 2267 reviews).

How can I find car rentals near me in Kalispell?

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

How much does a Intermediate car rental cost in Kalispell?

A Intermediate car rental in Kalispell costs C$ 67 per day, on average.

How much does a Full-size car rental cost in Kalispell?

A Full-size car rental in Kalispell costs C$ 425 per day, on average.

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

On average a rental car in Kalispell costs C$ 1073 per week (C$ 153 per day).

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

On average a rental car in Kalispell costs C$ 4600 per month (C$ 153 per day).

What type of car is recommended for driving in Kalispell?

Opting for a 4-wheel-drive car in Kalispell is definitely a good choice -- and not only in the winter. With gravel roads, winding mountain roads, and wintery conditions all a possible part of the experience, it is better to have a car which provides the essential traction. The SUV is still one of the most popular cars for this area, so opting for one will also make you blend in with the locals better.

What's the speed limit in Kalispell?

Unless posted differently, 25 mph is allowed to be driven within the city of Kalispell, but, especially during the cold months, it is imperative to adjust your speed and slow down considerably. On some highways, drivers can go up to 80 mph, but some also only permit 70 mph, so check the signs on the right-hand side.

How are gas prices in Kalispell?

To fill up their tank, travelers will have to pay around $2.75 per gallon in Kalispell -- but some gas stations like Costco or Cenex tend to be cheaper, with prices as low as $2.69. Before venturing into the mountains, ensure the tank is full, as gas stations are not available in very remote areas.

Where are the best places to park in Kalispell?

There are various possibilities for parking in Kalispell, from metered on-street parking to parking garages and lots. When parking on the street, always read the signs for time restrictions and prices, though usually fees apply Monday to Saturday between 9am and 9pm. Alternatively, there are also parking garages and lots available in the city or at the airport.