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Vail car rentals

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Vail

  • Renting a car in Vail, Colorado, offers several advantages that can enhance your experience in the area. You can easily explore Vail and its surroundings without relying on public transportation or waiting for taxis. Vail is surrounded by mountain scenery, and having car rentals in Vail allows you to embark on scenic drives at your leisure. Vail is renowned for its world-class ski resorts. Renting a car gives you the freedom to easily access the slopes and enjoy winter activities without relying on shuttle services or public transportation.
  • If you plan on picking up Vail car rentals at Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE), you will find that the airport offers service from around seven major rental brands. Each one of these companies has a service counter in the terminal right next to the baggage claim, and all cars for rent are just outside. Returns are just as easy, and in fact, you can simply drop your keys in the rental company's drop box in the lot and be on your way.
  • Vail is located in the Rocky Mountains, and driving in mountainous terrain requires additional caution. Familiarize yourself with driving techniques for mountain roads, such as using lower gears on steep descents and being aware of potential wildlife crossings. Be mindful of pedestrian crossings, as Vail is a pedestrian-friendly town with many people walking in the vicinity of shops and restaurants. Wildlife, such as deer, elk, or moose, can be present on or near the roads in Vail.
  • The winter season, typically from December to March, brings heavy snowfall and icy road conditions in Vail. Navigating through snowstorms, slippery roads, and reduced visibility can make driving car rentals in Vail more challenging. Weekends, especially long weekends and holidays, can result in heavier traffic as visitors and locals head to the mountains. Like any populated area, Vail experiences peak traffic during morning and evening rush hours.
  • Book your rental car in Vail at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Vail are around 41% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Vail

  • How much is gas price in Vail?

    The average gas price in Vail is C$ 5.14 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 62 and C$ 82, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Vail?

    Mini (Nissan Quest or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Vail.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Vail?

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

  • How much does a Mini car rental cost in Vail?

    A Mini car rental in Vail costs C$ 130 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Vail?

    A Compact car rental in Vail costs C$ 58 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Vail?

    An Intermediate car rental in Vail costs C$ 44 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving a rental car in Vail?

    It is generally the case that larger groups are going to head to Vail, especially in the winter months, to enjoy all of the great outdoor activities. An SUV is an ideal choice, and choosing one with all-wheel-drive can make winter driving that much easier and safer. If you are heading to Vail on a romantic getaway in the summer months, a convertible or a premium sedan can make a fun trip even better.

  • What are the speed limits in and around Vail?

    The speed limits in and around Vail, Colorado, can vary depending on the specific area and road conditions. The speed limit in residential areas is typically 25 mph. In urban areas, such as city streets and commercial districts, the speed limit is usually around 25 to 35 mph. On highways and interstates, the speed limit in Vail and the surrounding areas is typically 65 to 75 mph, depending on the specific stretch of road. In school zones, reduced speed limits are in effect during specific times when children are present. These speed limits can range from 15 to 25 mph and are typically clearly indicated with signs.

  • Where are the best places to park rental cars in Vail?

    The Vail Village Parking Structure has a location in the heart of Vail Village. This is a multi-level parking facility with convenient access to shops, restaurants, and attractions in the area. You can park car rentals in Vail here for free during the daytime, but there is a fee for overnight parking. The Lionshead Parking Structure in Lionshead Village provides parking near the Lionshead gondola and ski lifts. There is a fee to park in the winter, and there is no charge in the summer months. The Vail Transportation Center, located in Lionshead Village, offers both short-term and long-term parking options. It is particularly convenient for accessing public transportation, including buses and shuttles, which provide easy transportation around Vail.

Vail car rental reviews and directory

Dollar

7.3

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

6.6

One location in Vail

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Locations in Vail

216 Eldon Wilson Road

+1 970 549 2161

Monday09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday09:00 - 21:00
Thursday09:00 - 21:00
Friday09:00 - 21:00
Saturday09:00 - 21:00
Sunday09:00 - 21:00

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2.0 Poor

Feb. 2024

KAYAK
Told me no cars. And the reservation does not mean u will get a car! Terrible experience.

8.0 Very good

Apr. 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Car is underpowered

2.0 Poor

Feb. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Was there 45 minutes after rental pickup time due to baggage/plane. Tried to charge me double price. Didn’t have my car and upgraded me to minivan. Which was my friends minivan right behind me. Had to rent another car from Hertz since they screwed us and had to pay 3x amount. BS!

10.0 Wonderful

Mar. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Everyone was nice and friendly, even in the midst of corona virus.

2.0 Poor

Dec. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

They exist

Cons:

They gave my car away to another customer despite having a reservation. Then threatened to charge me over $1,500 for my one-way rental that was less than $300, because they didn't have any cars that were designated for one way. The reason they gave for my car not being available was that there was an error in their computer system that gave away too many of the one-way rentals and could not care less about my situation.

8.4 Very good

Apr. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and efficient. Drop off separate from airport terminal so best to drop off all luggages before returning car.

Cons:

If pick off can be at the same location as pick up, then it is just across the street from terminal.

1 out of 9

Thrifty

8.2

Very good

24 reviews

Cleanliness

9.7

Comfort

9.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.7

Value for money

9.4

One location in Vail

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Locations in Vail

216 Eldon Wilson Road

+1 970 549 2163

Monday09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday09:00 - 21:00
Thursday09:00 - 21:00
Friday09:00 - 21:00
Saturday09:00 - 21:00
Sunday09:00 - 21:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Apr. 2024

KAYAK
Car was a bit old. Staff fabulous. Katherine tremendous

2.0 Poor

Feb. 2024

KAYAK
1.5 hour line for pickup! Outrageous. Only 3 employees working the desk.

2.0 Poor

Oct. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Beware! Watch out for deceptive pricing!! Made an online reservation with Kayak for a certain price - even had a confirmation- however, a confirmation email from Thrifty showed a higher price. When I contacted Thrifty in Gypsum, they would not honor the Kayak pricing. Good thing I carefully read the Thrifty email or I would have been stuck at the airport with the higher price. Cancelled reservation and rebooked with Hertz.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Best cars, best rates, best service.

8.8 Very good

Oct. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The car worked and get us where we were going throughout the trip. The price was great.

Cons:

After checking in, I went to the car and discovered the low tire pressure light was on. When I went back in to the counter, the young woman had already left to go home! An airline employee called her, she returned and today me not to worry... she had checked the tire pressure that morning. As it turned out, the tires were fine, but the light stayed on and there was no way to reset it (the button it showed in the owner's manual was non-existent, and the employee had no idea how to help...). I am glad the tire never went flat, but it was a worry to have that list on constantly (this is from past experience with my personal car, which means ^this is serious^ in my personal vehicle!!!!

6.8 Okay

Apr. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

car was fine, clean a few dirty cups

Cons:

misleading pricing during the up-sell pitch resulting in saying"yes" only to find an increased cost of 12 bucks per day! (not 4) Only result was the line next to me processed three people/cars in the time it took me (1 person/car) to get my keys!

1 out of 5

Hertz

5.9

2 locations in Vail

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0217 Eldon Wilson Road

+1 970 524 7177

Monday19:30 - 20:3008:30 - 17:00
Tuesday19:30 - 20:3008:30 - 17:00
Wednesday19:30 - 20:3008:30 - 17:00
Thursday19:30 - 20:3008:30 - 17:00
Friday08:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:30 - 17:00
Sunday19:30 - 20:3008:30 - 17:00

1010 Meadow Drive

+1 970 668 1031

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 21:00

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2.0 Poor

Dec. 2023

KAYAK
They stole me money

10.0 Wonderful

Apr. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

very good friendly staff at the desk - efficient

10.0 Wonderful

Oct. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Awesome vehicle and really friendly and helpful staff!

Cons:

Nothing

10.0 Wonderful

Oct. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

10.0 Wonderful

Feb. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was TERRIFIC. Super accommodating and really helpful.

2.0 Poor

Feb. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

The office called me 20 minutes before my 8am pickup time and told me they had absolutely no cars. This was a huge problem because I was going to business meetings with the car. I had to take a $450 cab ride to get another car. I showed up to my very important meetings late and flustered ;((

1 out of 8

Alamo

8.4

Very good

7 reviews

One location in Vail

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Locations in Vail

217 Eldon Wilson Rd

+1 844 917 0962

Monday11:00 - 15:3019:45 - 20:45
Tuesday19:45 - 20:4511:00 - 15:30
Wednesday11:00 - 15:3019:45 - 20:45
Thursday19:45 - 20:4511:00 - 15:30
Friday11:00 - 15:3019:45 - 20:45
Saturday19:45 - 20:4511:00 - 15:30
Sunday19:45 - 20:4511:00 - 15:30

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10.0 Wonderful

Jul. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Agent demonstrated the best customer service I've seen from a rental car company!

Cons:

Unfortunately the car size I requested wasn't available, but the agent did right by me.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Super Freindly people!! Very helpful and patient. A1 all the way

Cons:

Nothing

10.0 Wonderful

Feb. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

There were no minivans available, so they upgraded me to an SUV. Enjoyed the SUV

Cons:

A minivan might have been a little bigger for my skies, but I am not complaining.

1 out of 1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.4

2 locations in Vail

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249 Adams Ave

+1 970 668 1727

Monday13:00 - 17:0008:00 - 16:00
Tuesday13:00 - 17:0008:00 - 16:00
Wednesday13:00 - 17:0008:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:0013:00 - 17:00
Friday13:00 - 17:0008:00 - 16:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

47 E Beaver Creek Blvd

+1 970 845 8393

Monday08:00 - 16:0013:00 - 17:00
Tuesday13:00 - 17:0008:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:0013:00 - 17:00
Thursday13:00 - 17:0008:00 - 16:00
Friday13:00 - 17:0008:00 - 16:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Jan. 2024

KAYAK
The best rental car experience I've ever had – quick and friendly. Highly recommend this branch.

1 out of 1

National

8.6

Very good

No reviews available

Best rated

One location in Vail

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217 Eldon Wilson Rd

+1 844 917 0963

Monday11:00 - 15:3019:45 - 20:45
Tuesday19:45 - 20:4511:00 - 15:30
Wednesday11:00 - 15:3019:45 - 20:45
Thursday19:45 - 20:4511:00 - 15:30
Friday11:00 - 15:3019:45 - 20:45
Saturday19:45 - 20:4511:00 - 15:30
Sunday19:45 - 20:4511:00 - 15:30

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Sunnycars

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One location in Vail

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217 Eldon Wilson Road

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VIPCars Recommendation

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One location in Vail

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217 Eldon Wilson Rd, Gypsum, , USA Colorado

+1 914 368 0091

Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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120 travellers who rented a car in Vail gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.9

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