Characterized by the spectacular Ozark Mountains, as well as lakes, caves, and the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, there are tons of things to see and do in the Show-Me state. Whether you are traveling for business or leisure, Missouri car rental services give you the opportunity to travel around the state at your convenience. Before you make any moves, you need to familiarize yourself with the rules of the road in Missouri. Both the driver and front-seat passenger must wear seatbelts while driving in the state. All children under four years old must be buckled in a safety seat with an appropriate security system. Driving under the influence is a serious offense in Missouri, with penalties varying from license suspension to fines, and even jail terms for repeat offenders.
Winters come with heavy precipitation and snow in Missouri, and road conditions may not be ideal when cold weather strikes, especially in the cities. Thus, it is important that you rent a car equipped for the weather you expect to encounter. Exercising caution on the road while driving is vital, and where possible, consider avoiding driving altogether when weather conditions are too extreme. Also, keep in mind that in cities like St. Louis, different areas have their own approach to dealing with snow. Some roads may be plowed to remove the snow, making streets narrower. Some areas might salt their roads to maintain drivability.
Missouri is not known for having many toll roads. In fact, the only toll road in the state is the Lake of the Ozarks Community Bridge. If you plan to drive on this toll road, you should know that you’ll need to have cash ready for the payment. Credit cards and tag transponders are not accepted on this toll road. Traffic jams can intensify on Missouri roads, especially in the major cities during peak hours (7:00 - 9:00 am and 5:00 - 7:00 pm). You might want to avoid the cities during these peak hours.
25% of our users found rental cars in Missouri for C$ 65 or less
Book your rental car in Missouri at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
Off-airport rental car locations in Missouri are around 48% cheaper than airport locations on average
Premium rental cars in Missouri are around 56% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about renting a car in Missouri
Whether you’re traveling to Missouri for work or fun, Missouri car-rental companies make it easy to pick the perfect set of wheels for your travel. With your rental car, you can move around and accomplish your goals at your own pace and pleasure without having to fork out money on ride services or stressing over which bus or train connections to make. Car rental services are available online through KAYAK; you can use KAYAK’s search engine to compare various car-rental deals and get the best deal for your money. You can make your reservation online from the convenience of your home.
It is unlikely that you’ll find perfect road conditions all year round. It’s estimated that up to 23 percent of Missouri roads are in poor shape. Therefore, it’s important that you exercise caution when driving in the state. Winter can be an especially difficult time to drive in Missouri, since Missouri sees its share of snow. Always make sure that the vehicle you’re planning to rent is equipped with a first-aid kit, small shovel, small sack of sand to use for traction if your vehicle becomes stuck, necessary medications, and sleeping bags. You may have to supply some or all of these items yourself.
As in many other US states, you must be at least twenty one years of age to rent a car in Missouri. Some car-rental companies also require renters under twenty five to pay a surcharge when renting a car. Find out your car-rental company’s policy on special fees, as well as the fee amounts. Besides meeting the age requirement, you will also be required to provide a valid driver’s license as well as proof of insurance when you rent a car. You may need to provide additional proof of ID—usually a valid passport is sufficient—if you’re a foreign national or other non-citizen.
On average a rental car in Missouri costs C$ 74 per day.
Premium (Buick Regal or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Missouri.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Dollar (C$ 62/day), Hertz (C$ 73/day) and Budget (C$ 75/day).
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Missouri are Alamo (8.8, 248 reviews), Thrifty (7.7, 60 reviews), and Enterprise Rent-A-Car (7.6, 236 reviews).
Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to rent a car in Missouri are St. Louis (60% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Missouri), Kansas City (20%) and Gladstone (4%).
On average a rental car in Missouri costs C$ 577 per week (C$ 82 per day).
On average a rental car in Missouri costs C$ 2,472 per month (C$ 82 per day).