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Ames, IAOct 29 — Nov 5
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Ames, IA
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Ames car rental information

Pick-up locationAmes
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Luxury SUV, Minivan, Passenger Van, Pickup Truck, Premium, Premium SUV, Premium coupe, SUV, Standard, Standard SUV, Standard station wagon, Supplier Choice
Rental locations1
Popular agenciesEnterprise, Turo, Thrifty, Alamo, Dollar

Cheap car rentals in Ames

$62/dayFull-size SUV
$116/dayPassenger Van
$65/dayPickup Truck
$80/dayPremium SUV
$27/dayStandard SUV
$46/dayCompact SUV
$48/dayLuxury SUV
$48/dayIntermediate SUV
$50/daySupplier Choice
$56/dayStandard station wagon
$79/dayPremium coupe
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Ames car rental reviews and directory

From $41/dayRated #1
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7.1 Good (5 reviews)
1 location in Ames
Locations in Ames
1817 E Lincoln Way+1 515 233 5200
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 7.2
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  • 7.2
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodNov 24 2019
Cons: The booking system is confusing because everything about the payer's information is on my name, and I only put in another name for the driver because he was supposed to be the one driving. When the staff started looking for a booking under my name they could not find it because it looks like what they could see in their system is only the driver's name and not mine. Also, the policies are weird. They cannot let me rent it because I only have a student permit. I wanted to rent the car for the driver's test. Secondly, the policy would have let us rent the car had I only put in the renter's information under the driver's name and not mine. But of course, I booked it under my name, so they could not let me rent it.
7.6 GoodApr 1 2019
Pros: ease of experience, cleanliness, great gas mileage, helpful person at rental siteCons: I ordered the wrong size of vehicle so the comfort was an issue.
5 travelers who rented a car in Ames gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.1

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When to book a rental car in Ames

Top tips for renting a car in Ames

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Ames for $41 or less
  • Book your rental car in Ames at least 7 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Ames are around 17% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Standard rental cars in Ames are around 43% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Ames

  • One car rental company which has updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected is Enterprise

  • On average a rental car in Ames costs $53 per day.

  • Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Ames.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Enterprise ($28/day).

  • Car rental companies onsite at Des Moines airport include Thrifty, Enterprise, Dollar, Alamo, Hertz, Payless, Budget, Avis and National.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Des Moines airport to off-airport locations include Thrifty, Enterprise, Dollar, Alamo, Hertz, Payless, Budget, Avis, and National.

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

  • A Economy car rental in Ames costs $55 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Ames costs $40 per day, on average.

  • A Full-size car rental in Ames costs $91 per day, on average.

  • In Ames, cars are most frequently rented at Enterprise 1817 E Lincoln Way (2 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Ames costs $371 per week ($53 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Ames costs $1,590 per month ($53 per day).