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Ankeny car rentals from $36/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Ankeny with a pick-up date of 7/18 and drop-off date of 7/29. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Toyota Corolla car
Toyota Corolla
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
2/4
$36/day
Chrysler 200 car
Chrysler 200
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
4-5
$41/day
Chevrolet Malibu car
Chevrolet Malibu
or similar LARGE
5
2
2/4
$37/day
Chrysler Pacifica car
Chrysler Pacifica
or similar VAN
5
5
4-5
$62/day
Lexus NX car
Lexus NX
or similar SUV
5
2
4-5
$63/day
Nissan Maxima car
Nissan Maxima
or similar LARGE
5
5
2/4
$51/day
Chevrolet Silverado car
Chevrolet Silverado
or similar PICKUPTRUCK
5
3
2/4
$75/day
BMW X5 car
BMW X5
or similar SUV
5
5
4-5
$56/day
Buick Encore car
Buick Encore
or similar SUV
4
2
4-5
$39/day
Nissan Rogue car
Nissan Rogue
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
$41/day
Chevrolet Equinox car
Chevrolet Equinox
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
$53/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Ankeny

  • Car rentals in Ankeny will allow you to create flexible schedules for your car trip, have the freedom to travel at your own pace, and comfortably explore the city's attractions, including Cascade Falls Aquatic Center, Backspin Indoor Golf, the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, and Pappajohn Sculpture Park. With a car rental, you will avoid the public transport's fixed schedules and routes, which limit travelers' choices and thus prevent adherence to predetermined timetables in the process. With a rental car, you'll also have a private and comfortable environment, allowing you to explore the city peacefully without the distractions and potential discomfort associated with public transportation. Additionally, a rental car will give you access to Ankeny's outlying or rural locations, which may not be well-served by public transportation.
  • If you are flying into Ankeny, you will arrive at Ankeny Regional Airport (IKV), which is the primary airport serving the region. At the airport's arrivals area, you will find rental desks for several car rentals in Ankeny, including Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Budget, Hertz, Avis, and Airport Van. Once at the desk of your chosen car rental provider, you will be required to present the necessary paperwork, then proceed to the car rental provider's designated spot at the airport's parking area to pick up your rental car.
  • The driving experience in Ankeny, Iowa, provides an efficient trip for motorists. Ankeny boasts an organized transportation infrastructure, with navigation through the city being relatively easy as a result of the clear signage and well-maintained road network. The city's streets feature a smooth traffic flow and spacious parking areas. Additionally, Ankeny's drivers are usually courteous and strictly follow the city's traffic rules, which adds to the overall safety and pleasantness of the driving experience on the city's thoroughfares. While driving your vehicle from the car rentals in Ankeny, check and obey the city's posted speed limits so you can have a safe ride.
  • Ankeny experiences a distinct rush hour in the morning, spanning from around 7:00 am to 9:00 am as commuters head to their workplaces. The roads become congested with cars, and traffic congestion can be found, especially on major thoroughfares including Ankeny Boulevard, Oralabor Road, and Delaware Avenue. Additionally, the afternoon rush hour begins at around 4:30 pm and lasts until approximately 6:30 pm, as individuals drive back home or engage in post-work endeavors. These rush hour times witness a significant increase in traffic volume and can lead to occasional delays. It is advisable to avoid major highways and plan trips accordingly during these hours to allow for extra travel time to reach destinations efficiently.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Ankeny for $49 or less
  • Book your rental car in Ankeny at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Ankeny are around 73% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Ankeny

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Ankeny?

    On average a rental car in Ankeny costs $61 per day. But prices differ between operators and you can save money through a price comparison of car rental deals from different agencies. The cheapest price for a car rental in Ankeny found in the last 2 weeks is $47.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Ankeny?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Enterprise Rent-A-Car ($36/day), Hertz ($36/day) and Budget ($42/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Enterprise Rent-A-Car 734 S Ankeny Blvd 50023-3527 (1 miles from city center).

  • How much is gas price in Ankeny?

    The average gas price in Ankeny is $3.78 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $45 and $60, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Ankeny?

    Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Ankeny.

  • Which car rental companies are at Des Moines airport (DSM)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Des Moines airport include Hertz, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Budget, Alamo, Payless, Avis, National and American Rent-A-Car.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Des Moines airport (DSM)?

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

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

    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 Ankeny?

    A Mini car rental in Ankeny costs $115 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Special car rental cost in Ankeny?

    A Special car rental in Ankeny costs $53 per day, on average.

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

    An Intermediate car rental in Ankeny costs $69 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular rental car location in Ankeny?

    In Ankeny, cars are most frequently rented at Budget 637 S Ankeny Blvd (1 miles from city center).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Ankeny?

    On average a rental car in Ankeny costs $426 per week ($61 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Ankeny?

    On average a rental car in Ankeny costs $1,824 per month ($61 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Ankeny?

    Most car rental providers in Ankeny offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Ankeny, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.

  • How many car agencies are operating in Ankeny?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 4 car rental agencies in Ankeny.

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Ankeny?

    Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).

  • Why should I use KAYAK to rent a car in Ankeny?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Ankeny so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Ankeny?

    Ankeny experiences a wide range of weather conditions throughout the year, including hot summers and cold winters. Therefore, you should consider a flexible and reliable car with good traction and balance. Given the varying weather conditions and the necessity for flexibility, compact SUVs or sedans with sufficient ground clearance should be considered. These Ankeny car rentals provide an optimal balance of convenience, dependability, safety features, and size to handle the city's diverse road conditions.

  • What is the speed limit in Ankeny?

    In order to stay safe and within the law while operating a rental car in Ankeny, you must strictly adhere to posted speed limits. As a city in Iowa, Ankeny abides by the same speed limits as the rest of the state. Depending on the area and road conditions, the speed limit in residential and business zones is normally 25–35 mph. The speed limit on the city's major highways is around 45–55 mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Ankeny?

    The best place to park in Ankeny is in the Downtown area, where you'll find both on-street and off-street parking facilities. Charges for on-street parking usually range from $0.25 to $1 per hour, depending on the time of day. The maximum allowable parking time varies between two and four hours. Additionally, the off-street parking lots offer longer parking durations and usually have daily or monthly rates. Charges generally range from $1 to $2 per hour, with daily rates ranging from $5 to $10.

Ankeny car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9.3

Wonderful

20 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

9.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.3

Value for money

9.3

3 locations in Ankeny

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Locations in Ankeny

1545 E Euclid Ave

+1 515 262 2222

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

5460 Merle Hay Rd Ste D

+1 515 331 1000

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

734 S Ankeny Blvd

+1 515 963 9300

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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2.0 Poor

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Everything was terrible.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Very friendly and helpful check in and return.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

I didn’t even have a car when I had placed a reservation well in advance.

Cons:

The pick up time for my car was set for 5pm, the location closed at 5pm. I called first thing the following morning to pick up my rental & they told me they no longer had the vehicle available because I hadn’t showed up to pick up the car at my scheduled appointment time— even though I did, they were just closed by that time. I was told theyd call me later on that same afternoon to give me an update & I never even got a call, no apologies for the inconvenience, nothing. Frustrating to say the least.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

it was great easy drop off clean vehicle

Cons:

nothing it was easy as it could be

8.0 Very good

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Ease of pickup. Employees were very courteous and helpful.

Cons:

The building looks like an old jiffy lube oil change place. Getting in and out of the building was a little challenging but that can't be helped.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The folks at Enterprise were nice and willing to go out of their way to help me. They communicated with me several times to make sure everything was fine. They were a great group of people to work with.

Cons:

No problems at all.

1 out of 4

Hertz

7.2

Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

7.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.2

Value for money

6.8

2 locations in Ankeny

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Locations in Ankeny

121 Southeast Shurfine Drive

+1 515 964 9650

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

4730 Merle Hay Road

+1 515 276 1177

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
My experience was fantastic & I will be renting from hertz only the next time I need a rental but the real credit goes to Jon & the other young man who made this decision the best ever this world needs more workers who generally care about the customer & not just making a quick buck !

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was great. Truck was a beast. Made my trip much easier.

Cons:

The office smelled like mildew. Can't be good for the staff!!!

6.4 Okay

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The representative that served me was very professional and shared his expertise about the cars, the business, and the company.

Cons:

I had to wait about an hour to get out on the road. There was only one person behind the counter. When a second guy showed up, things worked like clockwork.

2.0 Poor

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing. This is the 2nd time I've rented with Hertz where they've had no cars abs I've had to make other plans. So NOTHING positive

Cons:

I made a reservation, had a confirmation email and when I got to the location they said they had 0 cars. The staff blamed just about everything but offered no help, no alternatives, no solutions. They didn't offer to call another location, look up inventory elsewhere or anything. I was provided no future credit, no discounts later or anything, just an I'm sorry. So what's to stop Hertz from doing this all the time?!? In addition, a worker had just pulled in with a vehicle and 1 other was sitting outside I noticed when I left. Worst experience, staff and customer service ever!!!

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick, easy, hassle free! Professional staff and love the location of pick up!

2.0 Poor

Aug 2023

KAYAK
Awful. Showed up and there was no car. They were unapologetic and said that I was about the 12th person to not get a car that day.

1 out of 2

Budget

6.0

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.0

2 locations in Ankeny

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Locations in Ankeny

5500 Nw Johnston Dr, Ste C

+1 515 393 5455

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00

637 S Ankeny Blvd

+1 515 207 6050

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00

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2.0 Poor

Jun 2024

KAYAK
Egregious.

4.0 Mediocre

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

I made a reservation through budget and showed up to the Johnston IA location to pick up the car at the scheduled time. Upon arrival the employee present was not authorized to log into the system to rent me the car. Waiting 45 minutes for the manager to return to the location. Once the manager was present I showed my online reservation through Budget in which the manager respond that they were not yet set up to rent cars through the budget system. The manager switched me over AVIS in which they had a car available. I was on my way 1 hour 15 mins later than my scheduled pick up time

1 out of 1

Avis

3.6

Cleanliness

5.2

Comfort

5.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

3.2

Value for money

3.6

2 locations in Ankeny

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Locations in Ankeny

5500 Nw Johnston Drive, Ste C

+1 515 393 5453

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00

637 S Ankeny Blvd

+1 515 207 5404

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00

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2.0 Poor

Jun 2024

KAYAK
They did not have the rental type that reserved online. Said they hadn’t had one in years.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

This is a brand new business. We had a 15 passenger van rented, but it was recalled. So we were given two new Ford Explorers for the same price! Excellent customer service.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2023

KAYAK
We had a full size Dodge suv and it had plenty of room in it for us and all our luggage. And drove very nicely.

4.0 Mediocre

Feb 2023

KAYAK
Representative was very nice however, the car had a tire with a moderate leak (I had to add air twice in less than 24 hours), had no windshield washer fluid and windshield wipers were in dire need of replacing. I returned the car as soon as I could and didn’t accept a replacement car offered even though I had another 4 days I needed a vehicle.

4.0 Mediocre

Jul 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

I booked a full size SUV through car rentals.com on May 1 for our trip June 23-July 3. I continued to check with the local Avis because that was my pick up location. I was told that if someone extends their rental I may not have one and pre paid customers are priority. Couple days before the trip Avis told me they had a Ford Explorer for me but my reservation clearly stated full size SUV and had a picture of a full size SUV on the confirmation. I ended up getting a full size SUV through Enterprise but it cost me quite a bit more. I am now working with car rentals.com to get reimbursed for the difference I paid. I most likely won't use Avis again and probably not a third party site. Enterprise was great to work with and put me in what I needed and got me on the road!

6.0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff member was excellent. However, since the rental came from a third party site, he didn’t have the car I reserved. I reserved a small SUV and he only had a Toyota Camry. He cleaned the one that just came in out and I took it as that was the only option. It was smoked in and banged up on the outside. He went above and beyond to get me something. Im glad our 4 suitcases for our 10 day trip fit in the trunk!

Cons:

since the rental came from a third party site, he didn’t have the car I reserved. I reserved a small SUV and he only had a Toyota Camry. He cleaned the one that just came in out and I took it as that was the only option. It was smoked in and banged up on the outside. He went above and beyond to get me something. Im glad our 4 suitcases for our 10 day trip fit in the trunk!

1 out of 2

Airport Van

5.1

Fair

No reviews available

One location in Ankeny

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Locations in Ankeny

4410 Merle Hay Road

+1 877 826 4680

Opening times not available

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40 travelers who rented a car in Ankeny gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.1

Car rental locations in or near Ankeny

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

$61/day

Good deal

$49/day

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