Kansas City, like most cities in the U.S., depends highly on car transportation. There simply is no more efficient or better way to get around town, whether you plan on catching a Kansas City Chiefs game at Arrowhead Stadium or you are just going out to eat.
Looking to pick up a rental car for your time in Kansas City? Travelers with flights landing at Kansas City International Airport can take the rental car shuttle from the airport terminals to the rental car center, where they will find numerous rental car companies.
Though Kansas City is not that far north, it still experiences some pretty harsh winters. Snow and ice can quickly blanket roads, and drivers should be prepared for wintery weather if they visit in the colder months of the year. Drivers not confident in their ability to handle the snow should make sure to drive extra carefully and to check the weather regularly so they aren’t caught out in a storm.
Nobody likes to be stuck in rush hour and, with a bit of preparation, nobody has to be. In Kansas City the morning rush hour goes from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and then picks back up again in the afternoon at around 3:30 p.m. and goes until 7:00 p.m. throughout much of the metropolitan area. Some of the streets to avoid during rush hour include I-35, the southern portion of I-435 and I-70. The worst streets are all highways primarily because of the high volume of commuters going into and out of the city for work.
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Standard rental cars in Kansas City are around 43% cheaper than other car types, on average
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Some car rental companies in Kansas City which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Thrifty, Dollar and Hertz
On average a hire car in Kansas City costs C$ 55 per day.
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Kansas City are Alamo (9.0, 282 reviews), Enterprise (8.2, 195 reviews), and Dollar (8.2, 144 reviews).
The average gas price in Kansas City is C$ 4.16 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 50 and C$ 66, depending on the car size.
Compact (Nissan Versa or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Kansas City.
A Compact car rental in Kansas City costs C$ 48 per day, on average.
A Economy car rental in Kansas City costs C$ 49 per day, on average.
A Intermediate car rental in Kansas City costs C$ 79 per day, on average.
In Kansas City, cars are most frequently rented at Thrifty Lc Pending Close Dec 1st (28 km from city centre ).
On average a rental car in Kansas City costs C$ 383 per week (C$ 55 per day).
On average a rental car in Kansas City costs C$ 1,640 per month (C$ 55 per day).
Large cars such as trucks and SUVs are some of the most popular cars in Kansas City and visitors may want to keep that in mind when choosing a rental vehicle. However, smaller vehicles are also very popular, so your choice of vehicle is truly your own prerogative. Finding parking is also a non-issue for even the largest of vehicles as the city’s parking spaces are large and plentiful.
Kansas City sees a range of speed limits from 30 mph to 55 mph on its roads, with speed limits largely determined by the size of the road and whether or not it is in a residential area. Outside of the city, speed limits on highways and interstates are usually 70 mph with the occasional increase to 75 mph.
Drivers will be happy to hear that Kansas City has some of the cheapest gas in the U.S.A. On average, drivers can expect to pay a mere $2.00 per gallon, which is about as cheap as it gets in the U.S.
If you are in the central downtown area, parking garages are probably the most convenient option. The parking garages are plentiful and easy to find all over the city and are often quite cheap as well. If you are in the peripheral areas though, you may find streetside parking to be more convenient, as spots are readily available there.