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Carson City car rentals from $44/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 Carson City with a pick-up date of 6/4 and drop-off date of 6/11. 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 Carson City

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Economy$44/day
Compact$46/day
Standard$50/day
Full-size$51/day
Minivan$70/day
Full-size SUV$98/day
Premium$86/day
Pickup truck$59/day
Premium SUV$53/day
Compact SUV$48/day
Intermediate SUV$57/day
Standard SUV$61/day
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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Carson City

  • Car rentals in Carson City offer a convenient way to get around and explore different attractions within and outside the city. Carson's public transport system doesn't cover all areas, with some circuits offering no midday service. With your Carson City rental car, you can drive to Lake Tahoe sand harbor, located 20.6mi (30 min) away, for crystal clear swimming water with additional activities like scuba diving and kayaking. Washoe state park is 10 miles north of Carson City. Tahoe rim trail is 25.4 miles from Carson City.
  • Reno Tahoe International Airport is the nearest airport for commercial flights to Carson City. It's 30 miles north via highway 395. There are several car rental agencies at the airport: Alamo, Goldcar, Enterprise, Avis, and Budget, offering a wide selection of cars to choose from. They are located at the terminal, requiring you to walk to the parking lot. Some rental companies offering free shuttles for airport pick-up and drop-off services including: thrifty, Rent-A-Wreck and Hertz.
  • Travelers looking for car rentals in Carson City should expect an easy time on most roads in Carson, which are well-maintained and hence easy to navigate. Carson streets have seen an increase in cyclists. The city officials are finishing up crucial bike lanes and planning to add more hence drivers should be careful when driving to avoid knocking down cyclists on roads that don't have cyclist routes. Floods are sometimes experienced on roads like Deming Way between E. Glendale Avenue. Drivers should be careful and look out for news on road closures due to floodwater to avoid being stranded.
  • Drivers should be aware of how quickly conditions change in Carsons City. During snowing seasons, only 4-wheel vehicles with snow tires or those with approved tire chains, especially on Mt. Rose highway and state route 207 and U.S. 50 between Glenbrook and Carson. Carson City experiences rush hour traffic, especially on major streets like Hawthorne Ave., Artesia Ave., and Sepulveda Blvd. Drivers who need to go north or south through the city during rush hour, for example, take Prairie Ave. to go to the Del Amo Fashion Center, since it is parallel to Hawthorne Ave and experiences less traffic. GPS navigation will enable you to find an alternate route to your destination.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Carson City for $56 or less
  • Book your rental car in Carson City at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Carson City are around 60% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Carson City

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

    On average a rental car in Carson City costs $60 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 Carson City found in the last 2 weeks is $39.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Carson City?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Enterprise Rent-A-Car ($44/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Enterprise Rent-A-Car 3659 S Carson St 89701 (2 miles from city center).

  • How much is gas price in Carson City?

    The average gas price in Carson City is $3.89 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $47 and $62, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Carson City?

    Compact (Chevrolet Bolt or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Carson City.

  • Which car rental companies are at Reno airport (RNO)?

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

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Reno airport (RNO)?

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

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Carson City?

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

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Carson City?

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

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Carson City?

    A Standard car rental in Carson City costs $43 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Carson City?

    An Economy car rental in Carson City costs $46 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular rental car location in Carson City?

    In Carson City, cars are most frequently rented at Alamo 2001 E Plumb Ln (24 miles from city center).

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

    On average a rental car in Carson City costs $417 per week ($60 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Carson City costs $1,788 per month ($60 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Carson City?

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

  • How many car agencies are operating in Carson City?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 2 car rental agencies in Carson City.

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

    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 Carson City?

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

  • Which type of car is recommended for driving in Carson City?

    An economy car rental in Carson City allows easier navigation of narrow streets and to squeeze into tight parking spaces, especially if looking to access Carson City’s downtown area. If you plan to travel with your family, an SUV is best. People traveling with a large family or a large group of people should get a minivan since it contains enough sitting and trunk space. Travelers should get a 4-wheel during snowing seasons for easy navigation of the snowy terrain, and those intending to drive to off-road destinations will appreciate renting an SUV.

  • What is the speed limit in Carson?

    Different roads in Carson City have different speed limits. The school zone speed limit is 15 mph. Most of the other surface streets in the area have a speed limit of 25 mph. Speeding fines are automatically doubled if an incident occurs in a work, school, or pedestrian safety zone. Divided rural roads have a limit of 65-75 mph, while undivided roads have a limit of 55-75 mph. Speed limits in freeways within the city are 55-65 mph, while those outside the city have a limit of 70-80 mph. Motor unit patrol officers are deployed to different roads in Carson City to enforce traffic laws and ensure road safety.

  •  Where are the best places to park in Carson City?

    Finding parking space in Carson city is not hard, especially during non-holiday periods. The spaces are limited during holiday periods following the increasing population in Carson. On-street parking was abolished following an increasing amount of traffic. Carson city council allowed the establishment of preferential parking zones with drivers required to display their permits to avoid a citation. North Star parking offers free parking on weekdays, charging around $20 on weekends. The parking garage at heavenly village, Bellamy south lake Tahoe offers parking at around $1.25 per 20 minutes with a maximum of around $25  during non-holiday periods.

Carson City car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9.0

Wonderful

9 reviews
Best rated
Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

9.2

Comfort

9.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.4

Value for money

9.6

3 locations in Carson City

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1287 Hwy 395

+1 775 782 7752

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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18 Hwy 50

+1 775 339 3458

Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday09:00 - 14:00
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3659 S Carson St

+1 775 883 7788

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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2.0 Poor

Feb 2024

KAYAK
All locations of Enterprise in Tahoe were closed all weekend - I was unable to even get a car

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The Staff was very friendly and helpful. This was my first experience in renting a car and the Staff at Enterprise could not have been more helpful. The service was EXCELLENT!

5.2 Fair

Apr 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

-Car was clean. -It did not break down. -Cheep one way rental.

Cons:

-Pick up address in Carson City was closed, as in not there! They moved but still had the old address on the pickup instructions. Had to wait over 20 min. for some one to bring the car to this "Old location." -Vehicle had issues starting off the line, ok when moving but not right. -AC did blow cold, but not as cold as a vehicle this new should have. -Drop off person at SJC unprofessional, did not want to do there job. My review is based on renting cars all over the world for almost 30 years.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2022

KAYAK
I appreciated the courtesy of the staff. Plus, I appreciated being offered a choice of vehicles for the cheaper rental options.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2022

KAYAK
everybody at that location was very friendly and acknowledged my presence including staff that was not form the front desk

1 out of 2

Easirent

3.9

Poor

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2 locations in Carson City

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Carson Airport

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Minden-Tahoe Airport

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Hertz

No score available yet

2 locations in Carson City

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1138 Airport Rd Ste 3

+1 775 841 8002

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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18 Highway 50

+1 775 586 0041

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Avis

No score available yet

One location in Carson City

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50 Highway 50

+1 530 544 5289

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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8.0 Very good

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff, easy process

Cons:

Hard to locate, was in a hotel but wasn't listed on the reservation.

1 out of 1

Budget

No score available yet

One location in Carson City

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50 Highway 50

+1 530 544 3439

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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2.4 Poor

May 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The ladies at pick up were wonderful, helpful, and apologietic about the car not being the best for such a long journey.

Cons:

The car has nearly 40k miles on it and is worse for the wear. It rattled and had stains on the back seat. Upon drop off, the woman at the desk informed me that I would have to pay a $259 cleaning fee because “she was not cleaning that up”. I had just had her car cleaned. I left, went to CVS, got a lint roller, and rolled someone else’s dog’s hair out of the car (the hair was short, my service dog does not shed). She made me feel awful, repeatedly, until my husband finally showed up and informed her that my dog is a licensed and registered service dog, at which point she said she “supposed she’d waive the fee, even though the car wasn’t in great shape”. This car was in better shape than when we received it. She is doing serious damage to the Budget brand just because she doesn’t want to do her job and clean cars.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Was her name Monique? At the Tahoe branch, she was professional and also very personable, with clear communication upon picking up my car. She made it a great experience.

6.8 Okay

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was in nice condition.

Cons:

Service was good. Staff was friendly and efficient.

6.8 Okay

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The lady working at the desk was very efficient and fast. She was also apologetic about the lack of car availability.

Cons:

1) There were zero cars available when I arrived at the time of my reservation. I had to wait over an hour for a car to show up. 2) It was quite difficult to find the rental store's location, as there were no signs anywhere. 3) The cost seemed excessive ($130 for a 4-hour drive to the Bay area).

2.0 Poor

Feb 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

Wasted our time going to pick up a reservation that was made an hour earlier. Customer service representative made no effort to fix the situation and was visibly annoyed and walked away as I was asking her if she knows of other options because I took a cab to get there assuming that I had a car because of the confirmed reservation.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2015

KAYAK

Pros:

Monique was very understanding and very helpful!

1 out of 3

Eagle Rent A Car

No score available yet

One location in Carson City

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1001 Heavenly Village Way

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36 travelers who rented a car in Carson City gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.3

Car rental locations in or near Carson City

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Most popular agency

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

$60/day

Good deal

$56/day

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