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Cedar Rapids car rentals from $27/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 Cedar Rapids with a pick-up date of 5/25 and drop-off date of 5/27. 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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Economy$29/day
Compact$27/day
Intermediate$28/day
Standard$29/day
Full-size$32/day
Full-size SUV$52/day
Premium$43/day
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Compact SUV$32/day
Intermediate SUV$34/day
Standard SUV$35/day
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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Cedar Rapids

  • Travelers should consider booking cheap Cedar Rapids car rentals for extra comfort and suitability. We’d recommend cheap Cedar Rapids car rentals if you’d like to check out new attractions neighboring the city. Located around 62 miles from Cedar Rapids is Dubuque, a renowned tourist spot. While here, you can check out Diamond Jo Casino, Field of Dreams, and Mystique Casino to name but a few. Skydeck Ledge, being around 205 miles away, is a must-see for nature lovers. Approximately 106 miles away is Des Moines. Drop by Jordan Creek Town Center while you’re here. The Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino, as well as the Des Moines Civic Center, are other stops you can’t afford to miss out on.
  • Travelers can get cheap Cedar Rapids car rentals from Cedar Rapids & Iowa City Rail train station which is at 2330 12th St SW. This train station being significantly busy drops off quite a number of travelers in the city. Dollar Rent-A-Car, which is strategically situated at 2121 Wright Brothers Blvd W, and National Car Rental, located at 2121 Arthur Collins Pkwy SW Ste 14, are some of the agencies you can choose to go with. Conveniently, these cheap Cedar Rapid car rentals are located close to the station.
  • Those driving Cedar Rapids car rentals should take note of some of the car-restricted zones in the city to avoid penalties. You’re not allowed to park 5 feet or less from a fire hydrant, at a crossroads, or on a crosswalk. Another car restricted is within 20 feet of any fire station's driveway entry and 75 feet of any fire station's door when properly sign-posted. Wherever official signs restrict stopping or parking be sure to pay keen attention to that.
  • Car rentals in Cedar Rapids make it easy for you to explore the surrounding region, including popular nearby cities like Marion and Iowa City. Quickly travel to destinations that are placed outside of the city center, such as the scenic Palisades-Kepler State Park that is around 15 miles from town and can be reached in just under half an hour by car. Cedar Rapids car rentals allow you to explore the area on your own time and avoid having to take public transport.
  • It is possible to pick up car rentals in Cedar Rapids from the rental car center at Eastern Iowa Airport. The rental car center is placed just outside of the airport’s Arrivals terminal, and is within walking distance, meaning that you do not need to take a shuttle or taxi to get there. There are a few different rental companies for you to choose from, including Enterprise, Avis, and Hertz.
  • Cedar Rapids is a large city and can be confusing to navigate, so adding a GPS system to your rental car will help ensure that you do not get lost during your time in the city. When you are in busy neighborhoods like Czech Village or Wellington Heights, make sure to pay extra attention to any pedestrians or cyclists that may be around you. You will also want to be particularly careful when crossing major intersections, such as those along the busy Edgewood Rd., as drivers do not always respect the right of way.
  • As many commuters travel to and from the city for work, there are some roads that become particularly busy during rush hour, like highways 30 and 380. If you want to avoid being caught in a traffic jam, try not to drive on these highways between the hours of 8am and 9am and 5pm and 6pm. It’s also important to keep in mind that Cedar Rapids often has ice and snow during the winter months, so you will want to drive carefully if you experience this type of weather.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Cedar Rapids for $45 or less
  • Book your rental car in Cedar Rapids at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Cedar Rapids are around 21% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Standard rental cars in Cedar Rapids are around 52% cheaper than other car types, on average

Cedar Rapids car rental experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travelers who rented a car in Cedar Rapids 
LawrenceSep 2023
we rented at the airport, which was quick and easy
Verified travelerNov 2023
Yes. There are traffic cameras and they mean business. I lived there previously. Around the city on 380 pay attention.
Verified travelerJul 2023
Don’t stop in Albuquerque if you can avoid it. The roads from Iowa to Arizona were nice and scenic. I would do it again. Our stop at two Drury Inns was outstanding.

FAQs about renting a car in Cedar Rapids

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Cedar Rapids?

    When deciding what type of car you would like to rent in Cedar Rapids, consider opting for a spacious SUV. The city’s streets are known for being wide, so you won’t have any issues driving around town. This type of vehicle will also help you drive safely in snow and ice during the winter months, and it will be a comfortable choice for longer road trips.

  • What’s the speed limit in Cedar Rapids?

    Along Highway 380, the speed limit can be anywhere from 55 to 70mph depending on your exact location and if there is any construction at the time. All streets within the city limits have a speed limit of 25mph unless otherwise stated. If you are near a school, the maximum will most likely be 20mph. Many of the town’s main intersections have traffic cameras, so make sure to follow driving regulations to avoid receiving a fine.

  • Where are the best places to park in Cedar Rapids?

    Many of the city’s on-street parking options are metered and can be used between the hours of 9am and 6pm. Meters that are considered to be in core areas have a fee of around $1 per hour, while those in non-core areas are about $0.60 per hour. There are also some off-street parking options, which are primarily parking garages, like the locations at Convention Center Ramp and 3rd Avenue Ramp. Some of these offer the first hour of parking for free and then charge around $0.75 per hour afterward.

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

    On average a rental car in Cedar Rapids costs $57 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 Cedar Rapids found in the last 2 weeks is $46.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Cedar Rapids?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($27/day), Dollar ($28/day) and Avis ($28/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Hertz 2151 Werner Ave Ne 52402 (2 miles from city center).

  • How much is gas price in Cedar Rapids?

    The average gas price in Cedar Rapids 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 Cedar Rapids?

    Standard (Honda Accord or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Cedar Rapids.

  • Which car rental companies are at Cedar Rapids airport (CID)?

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

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Cedar Rapids airport (CID)?

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

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Cedar Rapids?

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

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Cedar Rapids?

    A Standard car rental in Cedar Rapids costs $37 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Cedar Rapids?

    An Economy car rental in Cedar Rapids costs $38 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Cedar Rapids?

    An Intermediate car rental in Cedar Rapids costs $40 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular rental car location in Cedar Rapids?

    In Cedar Rapids, cars are most frequently rented at Dollar 2121 Wright Brothers Blvd West (9 miles from city center).

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

    On average a rental car in Cedar Rapids costs $400 per week ($57 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Cedar Rapids costs $1,714 per month ($57 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Cedar Rapids?

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

  • How many car agencies are operating in Cedar Rapids?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 9 car rental agencies in Cedar Rapids.

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

    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 Cedar Rapids?

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

  • Are there car rentals available in downtown Cedar Rapids?

    Cheap Cedar Rapids car rentals are not only available in the heart of the city but also all through the city including downtown. Visitors looking to rent car rentals downtown are in luck because they can easily do so. Some agencies here that you can opt for include Byrider Cedar Rapids, which is at 3837 1st Ave SE, or Budget Car Rental located at 5040 Council St NE.

  • Can I access any cheap Cedar Rapids car rentals from Iowa Northern Railway Company?

    Yes, you can rent cheap Cedar Rapids car rentals from this station. You can choose to go with Enterprise Rent-A-Car located at 2209 N Roosevelt Ave, which is the most common pick and is not situated far from the station.

Cedar Rapids car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.9

Very good

33 reviews

Cleanliness

9.1

Comfort

8.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.9

Value for money

8.3

3 locations in Cedar Rapids

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1800 Dodge Rd Ne

+1 319 393 2200

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday12:00 - 15:00

2121 Arthur Collins Pkwy Sw

+1 833 511 1750

Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday08:00 - 22:00
Sunday08:00 - 22:00

3200 16th Ave Sw Ste B

+1 319 362 7000

Monday08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
Thursday08:00 - 22:00
Friday08:00 - 22:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The agent at the Cedar Rapids airport (CID) was early for her shift. None of the competitive companies showed up on time. Cheers to Her!!!! The staff at the drop off site near Allen Road in Peoria were friendly, efficient-- great team.

Cons:

Nothing-- all good

7.6 Good

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly. Decently easy to pick up and drop off.

Cons:

Chevy Spark was super small for $50 a day.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

I had a big problem in the beginning ... but Sophia (manager in Cedar Rapids) was absolute amazing. She fixed the problem immediately and made me fell much better. I have rented from enterprise many times and she fixed the issue. I would like to take this opportunity to thank her.

Cons:

Make sure you have plenty of staff in the evening to help with customers. Once again Sophia made this a great experience and I hope she gets a pat on the back on how much I appreciate her efforts to fix the problem. She restored my faith in enterprise by going above and beyond the call of duty.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything was quick and easy.

Cons:

He should have rented a larger vehicle, our fault.

9.6 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very helpful and efficient.

Cons:

Nothing really.

8.0 Very good

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The man who helped us was very friendly and helpful.

1 out of 6

Hertz

7.2

Best rated
Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.0

Value for money

7.3

2 locations in Cedar Rapids

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2121 Wright Brothers Blvd W.

+1 319 365 9408

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

2151 Werner Ave Ne

+1 319 393 0221

Monday08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
Thursday08:00 - 22:00
Friday08:00 - 22:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Had to cancel because the rental desk was closed when my flight arrived

4.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

I rented the car for airport pickup. I was told, at pickup that rate was for a pickup downtown and I had to get myself there. Off airport pickup was not brought to my attention when I booked.

2.0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

I booked this reservation about a week before I arrived. Found out about 4 days before that I would be unable to keep the reservation. I could not cancel online and had to wait for 20 minutes to talk to a rep who tried to charge me $100 cancellation fee!! Ridiculous. Won't use Hertz again. I then told her it was covid related and she waived the $100. Guess a lie is what is required!!!!

2.0 Poor

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

If I actually got the rental I reserved. They didn't even have the rental I reserved. So I was unable to accomplish what I was trying to do. Horrible that I reserved something and they didn't even have it when I showed up.

4.4 Mediocre

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Dropping of and picking up was gray. Staff was great.

Cons:

Smelled like pigs. The Dodge van was the biggest piece of junk. Shook like a wooden rollercoaster, bounced like a trampoline, no USB plugs for phones. The radio controls where horrible. I would never buy one, or rent one.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Pickup and drop off was the easiest I’ve ever experienced.

1 out of 15

Alamo

8.8

Very good

18 reviews

Cleanliness

8.9

Comfort

9.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.9

Value for money

8.8

One location in Cedar Rapids

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2121 Arthur Collins Pkwy Sw

+1 844 366 8842

Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday08:00 - 22:00
Sunday08:00 - 22:00

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2.0 Poor

Apr 2024

KAYAK
The most horrible people you might deal with ever.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Excellent

2.0 Poor

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

I called to inquire as to what I should do if I could not make it to the scheduled return time for my rental. The woman, who spoke poor English, took it upon herself to charge my card for an additional day without my permission. This caused my acct to be overdrawn. When I tried to explain this she repeatedly told me she did not charge my card however I called my bank and they confirmed the charge. When I called Alamo back they said there was nothing they could do but refund my money which would take 3-7days and they had nothing to say about the overdraft fee. All this for what was just supposed to be an inquiry.

8.0 Very good

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Moved my fiancé from Iowa to Boston. We got a brand-new Dodge Caravan with fold-flat seats, SiriusXM radio, and the flex-fuel capability which was a major money-saver. Was as smooth as you'd expect of a car under 15k miles.

Cons:

The van had a lot of someone else's trash inside when I picked it up. I spent a half-hour cleaning it out after picking it up. There were chip bags, pop bottles, grease streaks, and a persistient stickiness to the steering wheel that required dish soap to remove. I suppose this is the price paid for a low rate.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2023

KAYAK
The greeting.... how fast it was to get in and out...the car was amazing for prom night thank you

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2023

KAYAK
Friendly staff. Easy pick up and return. Very nice car.

1 out of 3

Budget

7.6

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.0

Value for money

7.0

2 locations in Cedar Rapids

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2121 Arthur Collins Pkwy Sw

+1 319 366 6434

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:30 - 19:30
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

5040 Council Street Northeast

+1 319 294 8400

Monday08:30 - 17:45
Tuesday08:30 - 17:45
Wednesday08:30 - 17:45
Thursday08:30 - 17:45
Friday08:30 - 17:45
Saturday08:30 - 17:45

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4.8 Mediocre

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The pick up was not easy, I had to move my trip a day later because there weren't any cars available. When I arrived, the lady had the wrong reservation and I think this because the series of issues that i had.

Cons:

I waited so long at pick up for the lady to find and clarify my reservation. The rental car was fine. Then when I returned the car the charge was over $100 more. The I wish I was charged the rate service, she not could not help me!!

8.8 Very good

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The vehicle we received was clean and ready to go at the appointed time. Gas mileage was much better than our own vehicles.

Cons:

A couple of features were not on the vehicle that we are used to, such as backup camera. Possibly if we would have requested a higher priced vehicle it would have been included?

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Prompt, friendly service. Easy pickup and drop off. Very happy.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Super fast pick up and very simple drop-off. Car immaculately clean, in great condition, with full tank. Pleasant staff. I was able to make sure I received a car that fit me (I am a small person and not all drivers' seats work for me, even among compact sedans).

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Very efficient to check in and out. Gas to refill the tank was 50 cents lower than at stations.

5.6 Fair

Mar 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was good on gas

Cons:

The front seats were low and uncomfortable.

1 out of 4

Avis

7.5

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.6

Value for money

7.0

One location in Cedar Rapids

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2121 Arthur Collins Parkway

+1 319 366 6418

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:30 - 19:30
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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6.0 Okay

Mar 2024

KAYAK
The car itself was fine for what we needed but we paid double what we were quoted due to undisclosed fees. Overall, won't be doing it again.

2.0 Poor

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Avis left before I arrived at 1130. I called Hotwire and they said they talked to Avis people next day at location, but impossible because they were closed. So I got gouged by Hertz. Will never use Hotwire, Kayak or Avis again

9.6 Wonderful

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was great, pick up and drop off we’re quick and easy

Cons:

Seemed expensive

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Very excellent staff!

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Very friendly staff

7.6 Good

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Very basic economy car.

1 out of 7

Dollar

7.5

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.7

Value for money

7.7

One location in Cedar Rapids

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2121 Wright Brothers Blvd West

+1 866 434 2226

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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2.0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
The desk closed at 5 so we were stranded at the airport for hours. No other rental cars were available.

2.0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

My flight was delayed due to bad weather over the Rockies, and by the time I arrived at my destination their booth was closed. I tried calling them 3 times during the day to alert them and no one answered (kept on hold every single time). They did not attempt to call me, and also did not leave the keys for my pick up. I ended up stranded at the airport trying to find transportation to my hotel. Awful experience.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Very pleased with the service. would use them again

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2022

KAYAK
Good job

1 out of 2

National

10.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Cedar Rapids

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2121 Arthur Collins Pkwy Sw

+1 844 366 8841

Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday08:00 - 22:00
Sunday08:00 - 22:00

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Easirent

4.6

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Cedar Rapids

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The Eastern Iowa Airport

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

One location in Cedar Rapids

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2121 Arthur Collins Pkwy

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192 travelers who rented a car in Cedar Rapids gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.8

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Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$57/day

Good deal

$45/day

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