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Aurora, CO
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Aurora car rental information

Pick-up locationAurora
Rental locations15
Airport locations4

Aurora car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Ace
Best rated
5 Okay (660 reviews)
1 location in Aurora
Ace
Locations in Aurora
6130 North Jackson Gap Way+1 877 247 3362
Monday06:00 - 20:00
Tuesday06:00 - 20:00
Wednesday06:00 - 20:00
Thursday06:00 - 20:00
Friday06:00 - 20:00
Saturday06:00 - 20:00
Sunday06:00 - 20:00
  • 4.7
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  • 4.8
  • 4.5
  • 5.4
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreApr 14 2021
Pros: Staff was friendly enough but understaffed and determined to sell every extra option. Car was nice and drove well.Cons: More shuttles. Long wait at terminal on arrival and similar wait after drop off. Rental office is a couple miles from the terminal. Long, slow lines at rental office with not enough agents. Some agents did not appear to work quickly with each customer despite long line of waiting people. Some agents push hard for customers to upgrade or add options that increase cost. This further slows the transaction and is aggravating if you are number 15 in line. Won’t use Ace again.
2.0 MediocreApr 13 2021
Pros: Drop Off was quick and easyCons: Pickup was a nightmare. Spent an hour at least just waiting for a car. Staff was nice but small talking everyone to try and slow everything down. The toll fee scam they are running is world class. $50 PLUS the toll if you dont pre-purchase their toll scam at $10/day??? Come on! If Denver had an option to pay at the toll then i can see this being justified, but when the city requires toll by plate this is just a scam
10.0 ExcellentApr 13 2021
Pros: I like it because the price was lowest. Others are ordinary. No negative factor.Cons: I have no complaint.
4.0 OkayApr 6 2021
Pros: Drop off was easy and the shuttle came 2 minutes after.Cons: The car had 44,000 on it and was more like Rent a wreck. The car had a sweet, chemical smell in it, Iike it was covering up cigarette smoke. Needed the windows open. No screen on car dash for navigation from your phone.
8.0 ExcellentApr 5 2021
Cons: Communication on toll roads.
2.0 MediocreMar 19 2021
Pros: I didn't like anything about this experienceCons: The salesman completely upsold me as the car that I rented "wasn't available". I knew I was being taken advantage of, but didn't feel like there was anything I could do.
4.0 OkayMar 18 2021
Cons: Drop off (from the car rental to the airport) was atrocious. After 40+ minutes waiting I finally called an Uber so I wouldn’t miss my flight.
2.0 MediocreMar 16 2021
Pros: The car was great in the snow. That’s literally the only thing we liked.Cons: Where do I start. We booked a full size suv and paid the extra money for that size vehicle. Upon arrival, it was literally a sketchy used car sales pitch. We asked if they had any AWD cars. The agent said he’d have to check, otherwise all they have is rear wheel drive. I walked around the lot and spotted at least 15-20 cars that I know come standard as front wheel drive vehicles (which would’ve been fine for us). He comes back and says he has one 4x4 left, and that it would cost a little extra. “A little extra” was $125/day extra. Suddenly our rate went from a total of $260 to over $900. I told him I looked at at least 10 cars in the lot that were FWD and he insisted they’re all rear wheel drive. Nonetheless, we’re glad we took the 4x4 with the snowstorm, but do not trust the low price to be the price you expect if you already paid extra for an upgraded SUV. And to boot, he charged us $58 for gas without asking us if we wanted to do that. The whole interaction was shady. I wouldn’t recommend them to anyone. Pay a little extra for Avis or Enterprise... you know what you’re getting with them.
8.0 ExcellentMar 14 2021
Pros: It was a fast process to get in and outCons: It was not clean at all, it was so gross I wouldn’t even have my personal car in that condition
10.0 ExcellentMar 12 2021
Pros: I liked the type of car we rented. It handled well on snowy roads and was comfortable. I would rent it again.Cons: Picking up the car took a while at registration but not sure that could be avoided. Gentleman was very nice.
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Rated #2
Silvercar
9.4 Excellent (36 reviews)
1 location in Aurora
Silvercar
Locations in Aurora
5950 N Jackson Gap Way+1 855 359 2227
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday07:00 - 19:00
Sunday07:00 - 19:00
  • 9.5
  • 9.6
  • 9.5
  • 9.2
  • 9.2
Recent reviews
7.6 GoodJul 11 2019
Pros: The car was clean and waiting for me when I arrived.Cons: The signage and pickup/dropoff communications were not clear until we arrived. The location had changed, and signage was almost entirely absent at the lot.
9.2 ExcellentJul 11 2019
Cons: Within the Silvercar App, they had the wrong address for the drop-off location.
9.6 ExcellentDec 28 2018
Excellent fun car/suv to drivePros: The Silvercar rental people were amazing. They explained all the features of the Audi I rented. They were super helpful when I had to switch the car for the Audi SUV due to more people arriving for Christmas. I would highly recommend using Silvercar to rent an Audi in Denver. Super fun car and SUV to drive!Cons: The only issue I had was navigating the web site, but I believe that was both an issue using a third party rental and my lack of knowledge. Once I got ahold of a Silvercar representative the issue was resolved quickly.
10.0 ExcellentOct 6 2018
A+ service!!Pros: From start to finish, this process was easy and affordable. The car company and Kayak made us feel well taken care of.Cons: Nothing!
10.0 ExcellentSep 24 2018
Great experiencePros: Everything was easy and fun. Great car, great value and great service.
10.0 ExcellentAug 22 2018
Pros: Great quality car, efficient modern pick up processCons: Nothing (other than getting used to the car's technology)
10.0 ExcellentAug 20 2018
Outstanding service, phenomenal carPros: The Silvercar staff were promptly attentive (no lines!), helpful and cordial. They explained the technologies of the car and offered advice on the best way to my destination.
10.0 ExcellentJul 30 2018
Quick and easyPros: Was very easy to pick up. Just downloaded the app and they scanned it when I arrived. It took less than 5 minutes from the time I got there to when I left.Cons: The WiFi was the only issue. It said it was connected but didn’t work but they gave me a credit for the problem.
10.0 ExcellentJul 3 2018
PerfectPros: Car was clean, brand new, will definitely rent with silver car again.
6.8 GoodJul 1 2018
Pros: Liked that the cost was comparable to a normal rentalCons: Got there at 530 am and no one was there (they were supposed to open at 5am). Had to wait, then the girl who checked us in didn't explain anything about the lot (there was a specific card in the vehicle we had to show to get out)
From $38/dayRated #3
Enterprise
Most popular
8 Excellent (31 reviews)
5 locations in Aurora
Enterprise
Locations in Aurora
15250 E 33rd Pl Ste F+1 720 374 1981
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
15900 E 6th Ave+1 303 344 4333
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
1898 South Havana+1 303 695 6959
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
3155 S Vaughn Way+1 720 748 6939
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
334 Havana St+1 303 341 4604
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
  • 8
  • 8.1
  • 7.8
  • 8
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
9.2 ExcellentAug 22 2020
Pros: The staff was friendly, and detailed .Cons: I wish the price could've been better. Covid or not, companies are capitalizing .
2.0 MediocreJul 19 2020
Cons: Had to make a change to reservation. Removed 1 day from reservation and enterprise jacked up the price over $100 for 3 less days. Terrible company. I will never use enterprise again. Canceled reservation. I was told that a price increase was because of increased demand. They are liars. They don't care about their customers only care about ripping them off.
10.0 ExcellentDec 1 2019
Pros: Helpful and friendly staff. Kelly kept in touch with me the week before and up to my reservation date. The checkout was quick and easy. The drop-off was after hour and was just as simple. I will continue to use Enterprise as my rental company.Cons: Honestly, everything went better than I thought it would. Keep up the great work at the Aurora, Co. center on E 6th Ave.
10.0 ExcellentOct 8 2019
Pros: Staff was excellent, both in person and over the phone! Prompt, courteous, and thorough. Definitely recommend this specific Enterprise location
2.0 MediocreSep 25 2019
Pros: Nothing because I never rented from youCons: Nothing because I never rented a car
8.0 ExcellentSep 16 2019
Cons: Receive the car I rented.
9.2 ExcellentJul 18 2019
Cons: I verified twice I needed to extend, but had a call inquiring why I hadn’t returned.
9.6 ExcellentJan 4 2019
Great Hire Car Company and PeoplePros: Very friendly
8.0 ExcellentJul 10 2017
Pros: Courteous, efficient, no problems. Consistent with past experience.Cons: Nothing.
2.0 MediocreMar 6 2017
Don't deliver on promiseCons: I made a reservation through Kayak for a rental from Enterprise. Half hour later when I went to get the rental, the agency had no vehicles. In fact no enterprise in town had any rental cars available. Why make a reservation if you don't know what was available in an area. We had a last minute car trouble and needed the rental very bad. I will not use kayak for car rentals in the future
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From $55/dayRated #4
Avis
8.5 Excellent (4 reviews)
1 location in Aurora
Avis
Locations in Aurora
15055 East Mississippi Avenue+1 303 745 0423
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
  • 8
  • 9.5
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  • 9.5
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMar 28 2017
Efficiency at its bestPros: Quick and brand new carCons: The Aurora location had the wrong Mall name on the email from Avis
7.6 GoodNov 2 2016
Cons: I didnt get a notice to advise me that the vehicle i reserved was not available. We got another option at a higher price at the time of pick up. Also at the time of drop off the vehicle was not registered on the system causing an extra charge in my credit card.
9.2 ExcellentAug 17 2016
Cons: Expensive , more than quoted .and only one person working with a dozen people waiting.
7.2 GoodJun 24 2016
Not to bad but could be betterPros: The ease of picking it up and dropping it off.Cons: Rather have a Tahoe than a Toyota and the car was filthy and they told us to return the way we picked up but it was dirty still and I didn't want to get chargedbso we vacuumed it. Never had to do that before.
Rated #5
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
6.9 Good (13 reviews)
1 location in Aurora
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Aurora
25200 E 68 Avenue+1 720 892 5301
  • 7
  • 7.5
  • 6.9
  • 5.8
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJun 6 2021
Pros: It was easy to book.Cons: Routes requires a passport in order to pick up the car. I believe this should be made clear prior to the booking being made. I am in the US and misunderstood that ID does not mean drivers license. Because of this, I was out $160. I wasn’t able to pick up the car and the rental agent on the phone was not helpful. He kept saying just make a new reservation. I asked if I could speak to a manager about a refund or credit and he said one wasn’t available. Even though it was ultimately my mistake that caused this, I think the customer service could have been better. Had the agent been more empathetic, maybe I would try to use Routes in the future but this experience has left a sour taste in my mouth. Especially as I was able to go to Enterprise at the very last minute and get a brand new car for $111. It had been an extremely long day, my phone died while waiting to speak to a route’s manager, I was hungry, and still had to drive a while to get to my destination. Enterprise made it so easy. I was on the road in less than 20 minutes. Routes has some work to do in terms of serving the customer. It seemed like they are just after the dollar.
10.0 ExcellentJun 4 2021
Pros: I signed up for a one way and then was told I have to bring the vehicle back to the airport. 4 hours round trip wasted timeCons: The internet I signed up on lied that sucks
2.0 MediocreJun 3 2021
Pros: Nothing!! I want my card refunded Kayak! I got to the location. They would not rent to me because I was local!!! Refund my money Kayak and take this business off your list .they were rude and not helpful at all.Cons: Refunding my money!! Ridiculous.
8.0 ExcellentMay 18 2021
Pros: Staff was friendly and very helpfulCons: Car was not cleaned thoroughly and smelled faintly of cigarettes
10.0 ExcellentMay 8 2021
Pros: The process was fairly easy to rent the car. The shuttle was there promptly and when we went inside there wasn’t a huge line and they even upgraded my car so that was awesome.Cons: I didn’t like the limit of mileage that I had, I thought it would be unlimited but they still gave me more than enough miles to do what we wanted to do.
2.0 MediocreMay 3 2021
Cons: Was unable to pick up my rental car because they do not rent to people in the state of Colorado where they are located. Still was not refunded my $211.96
8.0 ExcellentApr 13 2021
Pros: Staff were great. They only had one shuttle and had to ewait outside for a while. They crammed in 15 people during the pandemic back to the airport. Other than that, a great value and the SUV was great..
6.0 GoodApr 11 2021
Cons: More shuttles. I stood at the curb close to an hour waiting for the shuttle. So many people accumulated that when the shuttle finally came, only half the group could fit. There was no room for the large families with small children. Bad scene.
2.0 MediocreMar 26 2021
Pros: Nothing, horrible experience from start to finish.Cons: The whole operation is nothing but a scam. There is NO customer service and they charged my credit card a $500 deposit 4 days after I returned my car(no incidents to the car). 10 days after returning the car, charges have not been removed and nobody from corporate will not respond to me.
From $37/dayRated #6
Hertz
Cheapest deal
5.4 Okay (12 reviews)
2 locations in Aurora
Hertz
Locations in Aurora
6700 North Gaylord Rockies Blv+1 303 483 2849
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
998 S. Havana Street+1 303 695 8787
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
  • 5.6
  • 5.3
  • 5.3
  • 5.1
  • 5.6
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJun 2 2021
Pros: Hertz did not provide the vehicle to me and also refused to refund the reservation fee. They essentially stole $400 from me. When I protested, they physically pushed me out of the store and locked me out.
10.0 ExcellentMar 12 2021
Pros: The staff was friendly and the dropoff was easy
10.0 ExcellentFeb 10 2021
Pros: Cynthia was friendly and helpful at checkout and when I returned to check inCons: Nothing. It was one of the better experiences I have had renting a vehicle
2.0 MediocreNov 10 2020
Pros: The feeling I’d not been lied to.Cons: Not lie and steal from me.
10.0 ExcellentOct 3 2020
Pros: From start to finish, pick up and drop off was simple and quick. Staff on both ends were friendly and efficient. I have no complaints and the car, Malibu, was great on gas and gadgets.Cons: Only an electronic check-in could be easier.
2.0 MediocreAug 5 2020
Pros: The staff was friendly.Cons: The staff was incompetent.
8.0 ExcellentJul 7 2019
Pros: Staff was awesome.Cons: We had selected the car category Jeep Cherokee or similar and were given a Dodge Journey. Since we were doing a lot of driving through the mountains, we wished we had something more SUV-like. The Journey seemed like a down-grade. Also the oil change light came on during our rental.
3.2 MediocreMay 19 2017
Bad customer service, problems with car, hidden fees!Pros: NothingCons: Rep was so focused on upselling anything.. (ie. their insurance, car upgrade, gas, etc.) that they didn't listen. Wanted gps, not provided... car performed terribly. Car's bluetooth in entertainment system downloaded all of my contacts into the cars system, had to figure out how to manually remove. customer service line no help. Not impressed with Hertz!
4.0 OkayJul 15 2016
PoorPros: NothingCons: Price was higher, they gave me a dirty car on outside
From $47/dayRated #7
Budget
3.6 Mediocre (4 reviews)
1 location in Aurora
Budget
Locations in Aurora
15055 East Mississippi Avenue+1 303 360 0332
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
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  • 2.5
  • 2.5
  • 3.5
Recent reviews
2.8 MediocreOct 23 2017
Pros: It got us to ca safeCons: The check engine light was on in our rental adding another layer of stress to an already stressful out of state move. We called aurora budget and the man said he didn’t have any other cars we could use except that one and no big deal, it will be fine. Easy to say when you’re not driving halfway across the country.
5.6 OkayNov 2 2016
Pros: The vehicle was comfortable and spacious.Cons: I didnt get a notice to advise me that the vehicle i reserved was not available. We got another option at a higher price at the time of pick up. Also at the time of drop off the vehicle was not registered on the system causing an extra charge in my credit card.
Economy Rent a Car
1 location in Aurora
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Aurora
Jackson Gap Street.+1 877 247 3362
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Priceless
1 location in Aurora
Priceless
Locations in Aurora
332 Norfolk St.+1 720 550 8175
Recent reviews
From $48/day
Sixt
1 location in Aurora
Sixt
Locations in Aurora
25200 E 68th Ave+1 833 836 6546
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday07:00 - 19:00
Sunday07:00 - 19:00
Recent reviews
760 travelers who rented a car in Aurora gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.4

Car rental locations in or near Aurora

Good to know

Most popular agency

Enterprise

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$59/day

Good deal

$42/day

When to book a rental car in Aurora

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in Aurora

  • Rent a car during your stay in Aurora to benefit from the freedom and flexibility it brings to explore everything on display in your own time. Aurora is plonked next to Denver city, whose center is only a 20-minute car ride away. Hikers and nature lovers can also seize the opportunity to venture out to the Rocky Mountain National Wildlife Refuge, which is also only a 20 minutes’ drive to the north.
  • Denver International Airport is only 17 miles from Aurora’s center and features several onsite car rental agencies which serve visitors with cars in all shapes and sizes. Complimentary shuttles operate between Jeppesen Terminal and the car rental offices. They leave from and return to Level 5 at island 4. Bear in mind that tolls apply on the E-470, but drivers can get to Aurora via Peña Boulevard.
  • Driving in Aurora has a bad reputation with the city ranking as one of the worst cities to drive in, but that should not deter travelers, as good preparation and driving defensively are key aspects for a smooth experience during your stay. Part of the reason why driving in Aurora can be challenging comes down to the weather. With thunderstorms and tornadoes in the summer as well as sleet in the winter, roads can be treacherous, but by adapting speed and slowing down, drivers should face no major problems.
  • Aurora has a high population density and during rush hour the roads can face severe congestion. Avoid driving on weekdays from 7 to 9 am and from 5 to 8 pm to evade the worst traffic, and plan ample of time ahead before going to a destination (especially when going to a game or to the airport). In the winter, it is pivotal to check that the car is equipped with winter tires and to drive carefully – especially when headed into the mountains.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Aurora for $42 or less
  • Book your rental car in Aurora at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in Aurora are around 41% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Aurora

  • Some car rental companies in Aurora which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Enterprise, Hertz and Budget

  • On average a rental car in Aurora costs $59 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in Aurora is Enterprise (8.3, 51 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Aurora is $3.40 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $41 and $54, depending on the car size.

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

  • Car rental companies onsite at Denver Intl airport include Sixt, Fox, Hertz, Enterprise, Thrifty, Advantage, Payless, Budget, Dollar and Avis.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Denver Intl airport to off-airport locations include Sixt, Fox, Hertz, Enterprise, Thrifty, Advantage, Airport Van, Budget, Dollar, and Avis.

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

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

  • A Standard car rental in Aurora costs $53 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Aurora costs $65 per day, on average.

  • In Aurora, cars are most frequently rented at Enterprise 1790 S Broadway (9 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Aurora costs $414 per week ($59 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Aurora costs $1,774 per month ($59 per day).

  • To brace for Aurora’s rough weather ranging from heavy rain showers, icy roads, and even tornadoes, a 4-wheel-drive car is a safe option for your stay. It will provide the traction for winding mountain roads and promises a smoother and safer driving experience in and around Aurora.

  • While only 20-25 mph is permitted for driving in the city and on winding mountain roads, up to 40 mph can be driven on open mountain highways. Regular rural highways permit even up to 55 mph. 65 mph is usually allowed on freeways, though there are some stretches that allow up to 75 mph. Especially in the winter, or when severe weather conditions prevail, it is essential to reduce your speed.

  • Expect to pay around $2 per gallon when getting gas in Aurora. The cheapest gas stations include Costco, Sam’s Club, and Safeway. Travelers who intend to leave Aurora’s city limits and explore the Rocky Mountain Reserve should definitely refill the tank beforehand, as gas stations become less and less frequent once you get out into the mountains.

  • Use metered on-street parking for short-term parking and garages or lots if you will need a little longer. On-street parking varies in time and price, so check the designated meter or kiosk. Parking lots and garages like the City of Aurora Iliff Parking Garage or East Colfax Avenue Parking have less time restrictions. Rates start at $3 per hour and are posted before driving into the lot or garage.

  • 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!).