Rapid City car rentals

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Rapid City car rental Information

Pick-up location Rapid City
Rental locations 11
Airport locations 9

Rapid City car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Alamo
Best rated
8.4 Excellent (31 reviews)
1 location in Rapid City
Alamo
Locations in Rapid City
4550 Terminal Rd
+1 605 393 2664
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
  • 8.5
  • 8.3
  • 8.8
  • 8.5
  • 8.0
Recent reviews
7.6 Good
13 Sep. 2016
Cons: had to wait 30 minutes for a car to be cleaned even though I got there an hour after my reservation time
10.0 Excellent
29 Jun. 2017
Pros: service and vehicle were both excent
10.0 Excellent
15 Jun. 2016
What a deal!
Pros: We had the best experience with our little Rav 4 and put many miles on it through the Badlands, Black Hills, Yellowstone, and Glacier NP! We couldn't find a better deal on it anywhere and highly recommend Alamo
Cons: Nothing
9.6 Excellent
24 Jul. 2016
Easy pickup and drop off!
Pros: Kia is a great car!
Cons: Drop off was not at airport, but shuttle was ok!
8.4 Excellent
2 Aug. 2016
Awesome gas mileage
Pros: Super gas mileage; ample room for luggage for two people on a long trip; super turning radius,which came in handy quite often as we traveled.
Cons: Return of car rental for a 6 am flight was confusing.
10.0 Excellent
5 Jul. 2017
Pros: Getting the car was quick and hassle free, as was dropping it off.
10.0 Excellent
10 Jul. 2017
Best rental deal ever
Pros: Great customer service and I loved the upgraded SUV
Cons: No complaints
8.8 Excellent
21 Aug. 2017
Pros: Quick service Nice car
Cons: Didn't know how to return it
9.6 Excellent
23 Aug. 2017
Pros: Staff at Rapid City Airport were really good, very polite, efficient and helpful
Cons: being very picky but car was a bit dusty on the exterior on some panels where the car wash wasn't completed properly
10.0 Excellent
7 Sep. 2017
Cons: having to go out and check the car and come back with more damage than what was initilay on the damage report. finding the car was a trick because it was in the wrong spot. otherwise very good experience
Rated #2
Budget
budget
9.1 Excellent (4 reviews)
1 location in Rapid City
Budget
Locations in Rapid City
4550 Terminal Road, Suite 116
+1 605 393 0488
Monday08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
Thursday08:00 - 22:00
Friday08:00 - 22:15
Saturday08:00 - 22:00
Sunday08:00 - 22:00
  • 9.0
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  • 9.5
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  • 8.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
23 Aug. 2018
Quick, easy rental
Pros: Last minute rental decision made simple!
Cons: Counter person requiring a SSN!
8.0 Excellent
11 Sep. 2018
Great car but they need to do better at explaining options
Pros: The car was a very smooth ride and drove very well. Was very handy to have the two extra seats in the back that made it comfortable for 6.
Cons: They were not very good at explaining all the extra charges associated with the insurance and gas options which cause my rental to wind up being almost double the original quoted price.
9.2 Excellent
23 Jul. 2019
Pros: Staff at Rapid City, SD was friendly and cars were right out the airport exit doors.
Cons: Staff could of been more familiar with the additional insurance sold on the web site. They told me it didn't cover an additional driver, which is why I purchased it through you rather then budget.
9.2 Excellent
1 Oct. 2019
Pros: Staff very helpful and friendly.
Cons: Price could have been lower.
Rated #3
Enterprise
9.1 Excellent (18 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
+1 605 393 4311
Monday08:00 - 23:45
Tuesday08:00 - 23:45
Wednesday08:00 - 23:45
Thursday08:00 - 23:45
Friday08:00 - 23:45
Saturday08:00 - 23:45
Sunday08:00 - 23:45
  • 9.3
  • 8.9
  • 9.0
  • 9.3
  • 8.9
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
28 Nov. 2015
No cars available when I arrived.
Pros: The price
Cons: No cars available. I had to pay over twice as much, as I would have with Enterprise, to rent from competitor.
10.0 Excellent
12 Jul. 2016
Pros: We hit a cow!!! By noon the next day they had another vehicle for us.
7.6 Good
19 Sep. 2016
Pros: Gentleman at drop off was very nice and professional. Gentleman that took us to the airport was friendly and informative
Cons: I had to clean the interior! The oil change wasn't done.
10.0 Excellent
27 Sep. 2016
Pros: Nice car. Comfortable and clean.
8.8 Excellent
10 Oct. 2016
Half the price of National.
Pros: Great price, very pleasant agent, nice car although windows were really dirty.
Cons: The windows were really dirty.
10.0 Excellent
25 Jan. 2017
Pros: Very courteous and helpful agents. Speed in which I obtained the car.
9.6 Excellent
10 Sep. 2017
Very Easy & Convenient
Pros: Nice new car. Pickup and drop off was super easy.
Cons: Price was a bit high. But overall I'm satisfied.
9.2 Excellent
12 Sep. 2017
Pros: SUV was ready when we got to p/u counter. Clean & ready to go.
10.0 Excellent
27 Sep. 2017
Pros: Ease of drop-off/ pick-up. Friendly, helpful employees in both Rapid City and Denver. No hard sell tactics for add-ons.
Cons: Not only Enterprise, but with the rental industry, the difference in rental costs sometimes from day to day!!
8.8 Excellent
6 Jan. 2018
very nice guy
Pros:
Rated #4
National
national
8.6 Excellent (13 reviews)
1 location in Rapid City
National
Locations in Rapid City
4550 Terminal Rd
+1 605 393 2664
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
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Rated #5
Avis
avis
8.3 Excellent (5 reviews)
1 location in Rapid City
Avis
Locations in Rapid City
4550 Terminal Road, Suite 107
+1 605 393 0740
Monday08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
Thursday08:00 - 22:00
Friday08:00 - 22:15
Saturday08:00 - 22:00
Sunday08:00 - 22:00
  • 8.4
  • 9.2
  • 7.6
  • 8.8
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
2 Jul. 2018
Pros: Received the type vehicle requested.
8.0 Excellent
17 Sep. 2018
Unadvertised fee
Cons: There was a mileage limit that was so low that I would not be able to complete my planned activities. They were quite willing to sell me a higher mileage rate, but the original mileage restriction was not advertised (to my recollection), so I did not have an option but to add this fee. If I had this knowledge sooner I may have reserved with a different company.
7.2 Good
8 Aug. 2019
Pros: Staff was helpful and drop off was easy
Cons: Would have liked a smaller vehicle, like what we requested.
8.0 Excellent
3 Sep. 2019
Pros: The staff was great! Very friendly and quick. Explained everything.
Cons: The price for the car for one weekend was a bit high, and the car was small and not very powerful. Only 2 suitcases fit in the trunk. But it got us where we wanted to go.
8.4 Excellent
5 Sep. 2019
Pros: Every aspect of pickup and drop-off was very easy and smooth.
Cons: I was supposed to get a Chevrolet Impala or equal, but got a Hyundai Sonata, which I do not consider as equal.
Rated #6
Hertz
8.0 Excellent (28 reviews)
1 location in Rapid City
Hertz
Locations in Rapid City
4550 Terminal Road
+1 605 393 0160
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
  • 7.9
  • 8.3
  • 8.4
  • 7.9
  • 8.0
Recent reviews
9.6 Excellent
3 Jul. 2016
Hertz & Dodge come theough with value and comfort
Pros: Fast friendly service from Hertz. Good gas mileage and yet great mountain climbing power from the Dodge Journey.
Cons: Them rouse control was hard to turn on. Th button was intermittent and Mia functioning.
5.6 Okay
9 Jul. 2016
Poor customer service
Pros: The car itself was nice
Cons: Customer service was poor. Pickup was not ready with carseat and attitude from lady at drop off probably turned me off of Hertz from now on.
8.0 Excellent
18 Sep. 2016
Was very quick both pick up and drop off
Pros: Very friendly Helpful
9.6 Excellent
28 Oct. 2016
Great rapid city rental
Pros: Very comfortable car, kind and helpful personnel, convenient airport location, great value for the price!
Cons: We had to wait about 30 or 40 min after our pick up time. Not a big deal to us, but could be a problem to someone else.
8.0 Excellent
19 Jan. 2017
Nissan Altima
Pros: Very helpful and polite at pick up.
Cons: Did not like the car! Not comfortable! Handled like a sinking boat!
10.0 Excellent
15 Feb. 2017
Friendly Efficient Staff
Pros: We were greeted immediately and given excellent customer service. When asked about additional insurance, I inquired what was needed if we were to hit a "deer" and they were very honest about what coverage we needed.
10.0 Excellent
14 Apr. 2017
Pros: The employees at Hertz were great! The vehicle was great as well.
Cons: nothing, everything was great
2.0 Mediocre
22 Jul. 2017
Pros: Car was fine.
Cons: Terrible customer service in rapid city. Tried to pick up the car at 8am. The crew did not have a car reserved or ready by 9:00. Forced me to speed to Denver to catch a flight.
5.2 Okay
28 Aug. 2017
Cons: The car was dirty inside and out with dirty paper towels in the glove box.
10.0 Excellent
11 Sep. 2017
Quick drop off
Pros: No complaints
Cons: N/a
Eagle Rent A Car
eaglerac
1 location in Rapid City
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in Rapid City
2820 Harley Dr
Easirent
easirent
1 location in Rapid City
Easirent
Locations in Rapid City
Rapid City Regional Airport
Monday00:01 - 23:59
Tuesday00:01 - 23:59
Wednesday00:01 - 23:59
Thursday00:01 - 23:59
Friday00:01 - 23:59
Saturday00:01 - 23:59
Sunday
Rent-A-Wreck
rentawreck
1 location in Rapid City
Rent-A-Wreck
Locations in Rapid City
1600 East Hwy 44
+1 605 348 3050
Sunnycars
sunnycars
1 location in Rapid City
Sunnycars
Locations in Rapid City
4550 Terminal Road
86 travellers who rented a car in Rapid City gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.5

Car rental locations in or near Rapid City

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Most popular car type Compact

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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.
  • Book your rental car in Rapid City at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Rapid City are around 35% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Rapid City

What is the most popular rental car in Rapid City?

Compact (Nissan Versa or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Rapid City.

What is the best rental car company in Rapid City?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Rapid City are Alamo (8.7, 6540 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 12847 reviews), and Budget (7.4, 4181 reviews).

How can I find car rentals near me in Rapid City?

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

How much does a Compact car rental cost in Rapid City?

A Compact car rental in Rapid City costs C$ 84 per day, on average.

How much does a Economy car rental cost in Rapid City?

A Economy car rental in Rapid City costs C$ 91 per day, on average.

How much does a Intermediate car rental cost in Rapid City?

A Intermediate car rental in Rapid City costs C$ 64 per day, on average.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Rapid City?

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.

What's the speed limit in Rapid City?

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.

How are gas prices in Rapid City?

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.

Where are the best places to park in Rapid City?

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.

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