Bloomington car rentals from $30/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 Bloomington with a pick-up date of 4/22 and drop-off date of 5/22. 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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Cheap car rentals in Bloomington

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Economy$30/day
Compact$43/day
Intermediate$38/day
Standard$37/day
Full-size$30/day
Minivan$52/day
Full-size SUV$52/day
Luxury$34/day
Pickup truck$52/day
Premium SUV$69/day
Standard SUV$43/day
Intermediate SUV$47/day
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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Bloomington

  • Reserving a car rental in Bloomington lets you enjoy the convenience of touring the city without the hassles of public transit. A rental car allows you the flexibility to proceed to your destination directly without transfers. Additionally, a rental car saves you time as you don’t have to queue up in bus stations and grants you privacy and comfort, unlike public transportation. A trip to Bloomington would be incomplete without visiting Hoosier National Park, WonderLab Museum, and Indiana University.
  • Obtaining a Bloomington car rental is easy at Indianapolis International Airport (IND), provided you have a valid driver’s license and are at least 21. The car rental companies, including SIXT and Budget, are in the reception area of the Ground Transportation Center, outside the terminal, and you can access it via the walkway. You will pick up your rental car at the parking garage outside the baggage claim, behind the reception area.
  • To ensure your safety and that of other motorists while driving your car rental in Bloomington, there are a few driving tips you should know. Turn cautiously and indicate, as some drivers may be aggressive. You should also be keen while driving your rental car, as jaywalking is common. Follow the driving rules and drive your rental car safely behind the vehicle ahead of you. The vehicle on your right at an intersection and emergency vehicles with flashing lights have the right of way.
  • Bloomington experiences its fair share of traffic congestion, especially during rush hours. Morning rush hour hits Bloomington between 7 and 9 am, and the evening peak hours are from 5 to 7 pm. It is best to plan your trip ahead of time and avoid driving during these times to evade traffic snarl-ups. Alternatively, you can plan your routes through back roads and small streets like Walnut Street and Lincoln Street.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Bloomington for $53 or less
  • Book your rental car in Bloomington at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Bloomington are around -78% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Bloomington

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

    On average a rental car in Bloomington costs $64 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 Bloomington found in the last 2 weeks is $37.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Bloomington?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Budget ($43/day).

  • How much is gas price in Bloomington?

    The average gas price in Bloomington is $3.82 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $46 and $61, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Bloomington?

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

  • Which car rental companies are at Indianapolis airport (IND)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Indianapolis airport include Sixt, Hertz, Budget, Dollar, Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Thrifty, Avis, Payless and National.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Indianapolis airport (IND)?

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

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

    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 Bloomington?

    A Mini car rental in Bloomington costs $111 per day, on average.

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

    An Intermediate car rental in Bloomington costs $71 per day, on average.

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

    A Compact car rental in Bloomington costs $35 per day, on average.

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

    On average a rental car in Bloomington costs $448 per week ($64 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Bloomington costs $1,920 per month ($64 per day).

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

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

  • How many car agencies are operating in Bloomington?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 6 car rental agencies in Bloomington.

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

    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 Bloomington?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Bloomington 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 Bloomington?

    It is best to obtain a rental car that suits your tastes and needs. If you will spend most of your vacation in Bloomington downtown, consider getting a compact car to squeeze into tight alleys and parking spots. Winter can be snowy, so an SUV four-wheel drive is a good choice. Consider getting a minivan rental if you are bringing your friends or family along. If you are on a tight budget, an economy car will do. If you want to impress your client, get a luxury rental car.

  • What is the speed limit in Bloomington?

    Stick to the speed limit when driving your car rental in Bloomington to avoid brushing with the city’s law enforcement. The default speed in Bloomington is 30 mph unless posted otherwise. Other speed restrictions in Bloomington include 20 mph within the school zones, 25 mph for residential areas, 55 mph on undivided highways, 60 mph on divided highways, and 55-75 mph on interstates. Ensure you drive at a prudent and reasonable speed for the given road or weather conditions.

  • What are the best places to park in Bloomington?

    Parking for your car rental in Bloomington is easy to come by as the city boasts a range of parking options, including surface pay lots, parking garages, and on-street with reasonable rates. Downtown parking garages include the 4th Street Garage, Trades District Garage, Morton Street Garage, and Walnut Street Garage. The downtown surface lots include Lot 1 on E. 4th and Dunn Streets, Lot 3 on E. 4th and Washington Streets, Lot 5 on E. 6th and Washington Streets, and Lot 6 on E. 3rd and Washington Streets. Round-the-clock free on-street parking is available on Grant and Smith Madison streets, while on Rogers Street, it is free for up to two hours.

Bloomington car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.1

Best rated

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.4

Value for money

7.2

4 locations in Bloomington

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Locations in Bloomington

1601 N College Ave

+1 812 336 6635

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

1905 S Walnut St

+1 812 336 2114

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

2200 16th St

+1 812 275 2466

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

655 West Southview

+1 765 349 1641

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
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2.0 Poor

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing! This has happened 2 years in a row with this company! And we have used them for ALL of our rental car needs.. :(

Cons:

We didn't get the van we reserved..this makes 2 years in a row..making our vacation a nightmare with a large family and a wheelchair.. so getting the van we reserved and called twice to confirm,and was told both times that we in fact we ours have what we requested.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

No hassle. Very easy.

6.0 Okay

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

FALSE ADVERTISEMENT OF DROPOFF LOCATION IT WAS MILES OUT OF TOWN

8.4 Very good

May 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Kayak told me to pick the car up at the wrong location.

2.4 Poor

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was nice but was old

Cons:

Check-in process took 30 minutes because they couldn’t figure out how to do the technology. He signed the rental agreement for me which I think is illegal. The car didn’t have a full tank of gas and wasn’t clean. Then they were closed on Sundays when my scheduled return was and I got charged for an extra day. Don’t rent from here!!!!

1 out of 2

Hertz

5.4

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

6.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.8

Value for money

6.3

One location in Bloomington

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Locations in Bloomington

115 W 1st Street

+1 812 336 9033

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
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Friday08:00 - 18:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2023

KAYAK
Great rental experience. Thanks Ben

1 out of 1

Budget

5.3

Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

4.8

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.1

Value for money

4.8

One location in Bloomington

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Locations in Bloomington

912 South Walnut Street

+1 812 336 1181

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday10:00 - 14:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00

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2.8 Poor

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

. The facility itself was so dirty. Trash laying around the waiting room. Looked like it hadn’t been cleaned in weeks. One person working the entire facility. He was doing his best but the process wasn’t great. There was no walk around to mark dings/imperfections on the car. My car was filthy when I got it. Not only was there NO sanitation/COVID cleaning there were cracker crumbs on the floor of the backseat. Dog hair all over. The navigation/backup camera screen was shattered. It was not good. The person working there said there weren’t any other cars he could give me. I had to be at an appointment in a few minutes so there wasn’t anything I could do. Thankfully, upon return, they did not charge me for the rental. The person working there did his best to make the situation right but they clearly need more staff if he’s the only one expected to run the counter, check in and out cars AND clean. It was not a good experience and I would be renting from here again.

6.4 Okay

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Check out and drop off was quick.

Cons:

The car smelled of cigarettes and wasn’t very clean. The gas gauge was also broken on the car. Filled up the tank before dropping off but only showed it was 3/4ths full.

7.6 Good

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The vehicle was almost new, very nicely equipped and comfortable. We received extraordinary service when we returned the car to O’Hare airport. Unfortunately I don’t remember the man’s name, but we were very impressed by his willingness to help my family with our luggage, etc

Cons:

The car was extremely dirty on the outside and a little dirty on the inside

8.4 Very good

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Charles was awesome. His server was down and he was still really professional and nice, got me in and out quickly, and made things easy on me. Thank you!

3.6 Poor

Jun 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Gave me a discount for turning it in early.

Cons:

The car was gross. Mystery stains on every single seat and sand in the back.

2.0 Poor

Dec 2021

KAYAK
The worst rental experience I’ve ever had, completely unprofessional terrible service. A huge waste of time and money.

1 out of 3

Avis

4.0

Mediocre

9 reviews

Cleanliness

3.7

Comfort

4.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.0

Value for money

4.0

One location in Bloomington

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Locations in Bloomington

912 South Walnut Street

+1 812 332 0494

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday10:00 - 14:00
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10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

2.0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

They didn’t have a car, please double check to ensure I didn’t have to pay for that

10.0 Wonderful

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Upgraded to SUV at no extra cost Friendly counter agents Newer and clean car Convenient location

2.0 Poor

Jul 2023

KAYAK
In spite of booking they don’t have a car to give

2.0 Poor

Jun 2023

KAYAK
Despite making a reservation 2 months in advance, they did not have a car for me to rent at the time of my reservation. They were unapologetic and simply said they would call if one came in, I never got a phone call and went to a competitor to rent a car with them instead.

2.0 Poor

May 2023

KAYAK
Made reservations, upon retrieving the vehicle, i was told tht they had to honor an individual tht booked since april so i could not rent it. Very inconvenient. Wil neverrrrrrrr use this service again.

1 out of 3

Payless

6.2

One location in Bloomington

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2200 North Walnut Street

+1 812 727 2004

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00

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4.0 Mediocre

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Price was good

Cons:

Didn't have car I ordered. Sent me all over town just have to come back to same location. CAR BROKE DOWN. Sent to airport to be sent back to broken down location 3 hours later. They had no idea what they were doing. Agent in Charolette (Sheridan location) was rude.

2.0 Poor

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

If I could give zero stars here, I would.

Cons:

Twenty minutes before pick up time, rental place calls me and says "we don't have any vans...sorry they let you book it" So, trip ruined, 7 people didn't get to go as planned, etc. bad birthday for my daughter. Furthermore, Kayak accepted no responsibility and passed the buck to Payless... Just a sad situation. I also was charged for insurance on the vehicle that I never even picked up...since there was NOTHING available.

3.2 Poor

May 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was the perfect size for our needs.

Cons:

The 30 minute wait (really 30 minutes) to get my rental, while the salesperson tried to upsell the only other person in the rental trailer. It is quite a drive to the off site rental trailer. The wear on the outside of the car was very noticeable. Lots of nicks, and chrome pealing.

8.0 Very good

Apr 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was really nice to drive

1 out of 2

Easirent

4.6

Mediocre

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One location in Bloomington

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Monroe County Airport

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45 travelers who rented a car in Bloomington gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.7

Car rental locations in or near Bloomington

Good to know

Most popular agency

Budget

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

$64/day

Good deal

$53/day

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