Rapid City car rentals

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Rapid City, SD, United States
19 Apr — 26 Apr
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Rapid City, SD, United States
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Rapid City car rental Information

Pick-up locationRapid City
Rental locations11
Airport locations9

Rapid City car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Enterprise
Best rated
9 Excellent (53 reviews)
2 locations in Rapid City
Enterprise
Locations in Rapid City
1254 E North St+1 605 399 9939
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
4550 Terminal Rd+1 833 445 1502
Monday07:00 - 23:30
Tuesday07:00 - 23:30
Wednesday07:00 - 23:30
Thursday07:00 - 23:30
Friday07:00 - 23:30
Saturday08:00 - 23:30
Sunday08:00 - 23:30
  • 9.1
  • 9.1
  • 9
  • 9.1
  • 8.8
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From C$ 53/dayRated #2
Alamo
Cheapest deal
8.8 Excellent (78 reviews)
1 location in Rapid City
Alamo
Locations in Rapid City
4550 Terminal Rd+1 833 445 1504
Monday07:00 - 23:30
Tuesday07:00 - 23:30
Wednesday07:00 - 23:30
Thursday07:00 - 23:30
Friday07:00 - 23:30
Saturday08:00 - 23:30
Sunday08:00 - 23:30
  • 8.7
  • 9
  • 9
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
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Rated #3
Hertz
8.7 Excellent (75 reviews)
1 location in Rapid City
Hertz
Locations in Rapid City
4550 Terminal Road+1 605 393 0160
Monday08:00 - 23:30
Tuesday08:00 - 23:30
Wednesday08:00 - 23:30
Thursday08:00 - 23:30
Friday08:00 - 23:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 8.8
  • 8.9
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
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Rated #4
National
8.3 Excellent (16 reviews)
1 location in Rapid City
National
Locations in Rapid City
4550 Terminal Rd+1 833 445 1503
Monday07:00 - 23:30
Tuesday07:00 - 23:30
Wednesday07:00 - 23:30
Thursday07:00 - 23:30
Friday07:00 - 23:30
Saturday08:00 - 23:30
Sunday08:00 - 23:30
  • 7.7
  • 9.1
  • 8.2
  • 8.5
  • 8
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Rated #5
Budget
8.1 Excellent (12 reviews)
1 location in Rapid City
Budget
Locations in Rapid City
4550 Terminal Road, Suite 116+1 605 393 0488
Monday08:00 - 23:30
Tuesday08:00 - 23:30
Wednesday08:00 - 23:30
Thursday08:00 - 23:30
Friday08:00 - 23:30
Saturday08:00 - 23:30
Sunday08:00 - 23:30
  • 8.6
  • 8.1
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
  • 7.5
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From C$ 113/dayRated #6
Avis
Most popular
7.9 Good (12 reviews)
1 location in Rapid City
Avis
Locations in Rapid City
4550 Terminal Road, Suite 107+1 605 393 0740
Monday08:00 - 23:30
Tuesday08:00 - 23:30
Wednesday08:00 - 23:30
Thursday08:00 - 23:30
Friday08:00 - 23:30
Saturday08:00 - 23:30
Sunday08:00 - 23:30
  • 8.3
  • 7.6
  • 8
  • 8.1
  • 7.1
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Eagle Rent A Car
1 location in Rapid City
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in Rapid City
2820 Harley Dr
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Easirent
1 location in Rapid City
Easirent
Locations in Rapid City
Rapid City Regional Airport
MondayInvalid Date - 23:59
TuesdayInvalid Date - 23:59
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SaturdayInvalid Date - 23:59
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Rent-A-Wreck
1 location in Rapid City
Rent-A-Wreck
Locations in Rapid City
1600 East Hwy 44+1 605 348 3050
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Sunnycars
1 location in Rapid City
Sunnycars
Locations in Rapid City
4550 Terminal Road
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246 travellers who rented a car in Rapid City gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.7

Car rental locations in or near Rapid City

Good to know

Most popular agency

Avis

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

C$ 87/day

Good deal

C$ 86/day

When to book a rental car in Rapid City

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Top tips for renting a car in Rapid City

  • There is plenty to discover in and around Rapid City and the best way to ensure you get to see everything is by renting a car during your stay. The city has various places of interest like the Dinosaur Park, Skyline Wilderness Park, or Watiki Waterpark, but, being nestled next to various major national parks, it is also the perfect base for extended walks and hikes. With their own rental car, travelers are guaranteed maximum freedom to explore everything on their wish list.
  • There is a regional airport (RAP) east of the city and it features various onsite car rental agencies, so the easiest way to start your time in Rapid City is by picking up a car right there. Internationally acclaimed agencies like Avis, Hertz, and Enterprise offer their vehicles for travelers, and with a car you will be in Rapid City in approximately twenty minutes via the SD-44 W.
  • Driving in and around Rapid City during the winter can be adventurous, as the cold season can bring plenty of snow to the mountainous region. It is imperative to prepare for driving on snowy and icy roads when visiting in winter. First of all, ensure there are the appropriate tires on your rental car and consider renting additional snow chains if weather conditions are severe. Adjusting your speed and slowing down are important aspects when driving in wintery conditions, and remember to switch on your headlights so other cars can see you better.
  • Like every city, Rapid City has certain times in which traffic increases and main arterial roads can be clogged up. If possible, avoid driving through the city during the morning rush hour between 7 and 9 am and the evening rush hour from 5 to 8pm. Especially the I-190 and I-90 can face severe traffic increase during these times, with commuters coming in and out of Rapid City.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Rapid City for C$ 86 or less
  • Book your rental car in Rapid City at least 7 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Rapid City are around 53% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Rapid City

  • Some car rental companies in Rapid City which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Avis and Alamo

  • On average a hire car in Rapid City costs C$ 87 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Rapid City are Enterprise (9.0, 62 reviews), Alamo (8.9, 83 reviews), and Hertz (8.7, 75 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Rapid City is C$ 3.98 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 48 and C$ 64, depending on the car size.

  • Intermediate (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Rapid City.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Rapid City airport include Avis and Alamo.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Rapid City airport to off-airport locations include Avis and Alamo.

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

  • A Intermediate car rental in Rapid City costs C$ 51 per day, on average.

  • A Full-size car rental in Rapid City costs C$ 127 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Rapid City costs C$ 58 per day, on average.

  • In Rapid City, cars are most frequently rented at Alamo 4550 Terminal Rd (14 km from city centre ).

  • On average a rental car in Rapid City costs C$ 606 per week (C$ 87 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Rapid City costs C$ 2,599 per month (C$ 87 per day).

  • A 4-wheel-drive car is certainly a wise option when visiting Rapid City, especially when planning to venture out into the National Forest. Good traction is required when driving up winding roads, or when driving on snow or ice. For the winter, check whether there is an ice scraper in the car, as you may need it.

  • Depending on the area, the speed limit within city limits is between 20 mph and 40 mph. Always check the posted signs and street markings. On rural roads drivers can go up to 65 mph, provided the weather conditions permit it, and 80 mph can be driven on most freeways and interstates, but there are exceptions close to urban areas.

  • The average price for a gallon of gas is about $2.55 in Rapid City. Lower rates may be available at gas stations like Mobil or Sam’s Club. It is very important to always refill the tank completely before leaving the city limits for the remote mountainous areas, as there are few gas stations in the remote corners.

  • Parking in Rapid City is a pleasant experience, as many city lots are free after 4 pm on weekdays and are entirely free on weekends. On-street parking is often without any charge for the first few hours, like parking on Main Street, for example. Metered parking is also available and costs around $0.50 per hour and is enforced Monday through Friday.