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Cedar Rapids, IA
Jun 17 — Jun 24
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Cedar Rapids car rental information

Pick-up locationCedar Rapids
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Standard, Standard SUV, Supplier choice
Rental locations13
Airport locations9
Popular agenciesDollar, Hertz, Enterprise, Alamo

Cheap car rentals in Cedar Rapids

$30/dayEconomy
$30/dayCompact
$31/dayIntermediate
$31/dayStandard
$31/dayFull-size
$87/dayFull-size SUV
$30/daySupplier choice
$46/dayIntermediate SUV
$46/dayCompact SUV
$48/dayStandard SUV
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Cedar Rapids car rental reviews and directory

From $40/dayRated #1
Hertz
Best rated
Most popular
7.7 Good (75 reviews)
2 locations in Cedar Rapids
Hertz
Locations in Cedar Rapids
2121 Wright Brothers Blvd W.+1 319 365 9408
Monday09:00 - 23:00
Tuesday09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday09:00 - 23:00
Thursday09:00 - 23:00
Friday09:00 - 23:00
Saturday09:00 - 23:00
Sunday09:00 - 23:00
2151 Werner Ave Ne+1 319 393 0221
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 23:00
  • 7.9
  • 7.9
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 3 2021
Cons: Had to cancel because the rental desk was closed when my flight arrived
4.0 OkayMay 3 2021
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 MediocreApr 14 2021
Pros: NothingCons: 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 MediocreJan 6 2021
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 OkayAug 19 2019
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 ExcellentAug 6 2019
Pros: Pickup and drop off was the easiest I’ve ever experienced.
10.0 ExcellentMar 25 2019
Pros: Easy, easy, easy. Easy location, easy pick-up, and easy return.
2.0 MediocreDec 1 2018
I want a refund of the reservation fee! Not allowed to rent car!Pros: Absolutely nothing!!!Cons: I was thoroughly displeased with the fact that I couldn't rent the car and my reservation fee was not reimbursed. I've gone thru every bit of paperwork and terms and conditions and I've found nothing that states that I can not get a refund from my cancelled reservation.
2.0 MediocreOct 16 2018
Cons: I was forced to have the car the full duration because of eVoucher that I didn't sign on. Very bad.
10.0 ExcellentSep 10 2018
Great Experience!Pros: Thank you for the great deal on a very reliable and comfortable vehicle for travel. The Hertz rep, Shanna, was pleasant and helpful. The vehicle was ready to pickup and clean.Cons: All went well so nothing to complain about.
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From $45/dayRated #2
Avis
8.5 Excellent (15 reviews)
1 location in Cedar Rapids
Avis
Locations in Cedar Rapids
2121 Arthur Collins Parkway+1 319 366 6418
Monday07:30 - 23:59
Tuesday07:30 - 23:59
Wednesday07:30 - 23:59
Thursday07:30 - 23:59
Friday07:30 - 23:59
Saturday09:30 - 19:30
Sunday09:00 - 23:00
  • 8.6
  • 8.8
  • 8.5
  • 9
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
9.6 ExcellentNov 9 2020
Pros: Staff was great, pick up and drop off we’re quick and easyCons: Seemed expensive
10.0 ExcellentOct 7 2020
Pros: Very excellent staff!
10.0 ExcellentFeb 18 2020
Pros: Very friendly staff
7.6 GoodDec 9 2019
Cons: Very basic economy car.
10.0 ExcellentOct 9 2019
Pros: The ladies at check-in couldn’t have been any nicer.Cons: It would have been nice to have someone in the lot assisting upon return to the airport.
2.0 MediocreJun 11 2018
Cons: We were taking a car one way, plans changed and I was told that if we returned the car to it pick-up location that it would be cheaper. Nope, still over $800.00....never use avis again.
7.6 GoodMay 28 2018
OverchargedPros: Car was nice and efficient.Cons: Charged for 'accepting' a waiver for additional insurance. So confusing and deceptive.
9.6 ExcellentSep 5 2017
Stayed open latePros: Our flight was delayed and the rental desk stayed open late so those that had rentals could get their cars. I realize this is usually standard practice but I really appreciated it.
10.0 ExcellentMay 31 2017
Pros: Really liked the upgraded car! It was fast and easy drop off and pick up also.Cons: I wish there was a USB charger in the car
6.4 GoodJan 3 2017
Smoke smellPros: The service at the counter was good.Cons: The car was relatively new and was supposed to be a non smoking vehicle. You couldn't smell it as much when the car was cold, but as it warmed up inside, the smell got stronger and by the time we realized how bad it was, it would have been very difficult to go back and change. Also, the Bluetooth connections didn't work. We guessed that they had been disabled and perhaps we were supposed to pay for an upgrade to get it to work but if that was the case, it was not made clear.
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From $36/dayRated #3
Budget
Cheapest deal
8.5 Excellent (10 reviews)
2 locations in Cedar Rapids
Budget
Locations in Cedar Rapids
2121 Arthur Collins Pkwy Sw+1 319 366 6434
Monday07:30 - 23:59
Tuesday07:30 - 23:59
Wednesday07:30 - 23:59
Thursday07:30 - 23:59
Friday07:30 - 23:59
Saturday09:30 - 19:30
Sunday09:00 - 23:00
5040 Council Street Northeast+1 319 294 8400
Monday08:30 - 18:00
Tuesday08:30 - 18:00
Wednesday08:30 - 18:00
Thursday08:30 - 18:00
Friday08:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 23:00
  • 9
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.6
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
4.8 OkayJun 14 2019
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 ExcellentAug 22 2017
Renting was smooth, no problemsPros: 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 ExcellentApr 9 2017
Pros: Prompt, friendly service. Easy pickup and drop off. Very happy.
10.0 ExcellentNov 8 2016
Easy-peasy car rentalPros: 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 ExcellentOct 27 2016
EfficientPros: Very efficient to check in and out. Gas to refill the tank was 50 cents lower than at stations.
5.6 OkayMar 29 2016
Pros: The car was good on gasCons: The front seats were low and uncomfortable.
6.0 GoodJan 4 2016
Pros: Detailed in top messageCons: Detailed in top message
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From $50/dayRated #4
Enterprise
8.3 Excellent (26 reviews)
3 locations in Cedar Rapids
Enterprise
Locations in Cedar Rapids
1800 Dodge Rd Ne+1 319 393 2200
Monday07:30 - 23:59
Tuesday07:30 - 23:59
Wednesday07:30 - 23:59
Thursday07:30 - 23:59
Friday07:30 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 23:00
Sunday15:00 - 18:00
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 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
3200 16th Ave Sw Ste B+1 319 362 7000
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentDec 27 2020
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
3.6 MediocreSep 9 2020
Pros: The gentleman who showed me the vehicle was very kind & funny.Cons: The pick-up process was very long. I told to go to one location but when I got there found out that location was closed & to go to another location on the other side of town. When I got to that location I still had to wait nearly an hour before I was able to take the vehicle. The original pickup time was noon, but I wasn't able to drive it until 3:30 due to the vehicle "not being ready". Additionally, the drop off was very unorganized, I stood in line for more than 20 minutes until someone finally acknowledged me. It was then that I was able to hand them the keys & they will email me a receipt, but because they were short staffed I wasn't able to go over the vehicle with them in person Also, the location has very limited parking so there are vehicles scattered everywhere & stacked 4 deep in addition to parking on the side streets. This location seemed very unorganized & not very friendly
7.6 GoodDec 26 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly. Decently easy to pick up and drop off.Cons: Chevy Spark was super small for $50 a day.
10.0 ExcellentSep 17 2019
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 ExcellentJul 28 2019
Pros: Everything was quick and easy.Cons: He should have rented a larger vehicle, our fault.
9.6 ExcellentJul 6 2019
Pros: Staff was very helpful and efficient.Cons: Nothing really.
8.0 ExcellentMar 25 2019
Pros: The man who helped us was very friendly and helpful.
8.0 ExcellentFeb 21 2017
No cruise control - disappointed.Pros: Nice color and roomy for our needs. Drives smooth.Cons: It did not have cruise control so it was pain driving it especially when you have to drive 5 hours in distance with your foot always on the pedal. No satellite radio
10.0 ExcellentJan 11 2017
Iowa City Airport Enterprise is AwesomePros: This is the 3rd year I've rented a car from Iowa Enterprise. They are the kindest, most helpful car rental in an airport ever. And I've rented cars 6x Year for over 20 years. Just real, geniune down to earth people. Cars are car's, but truly caring people are hard to come by.
3.6 MediocreNov 8 2016
Site confusionCons: I asked for a rental car at an airport but when we arrived, we found the car was at a location nowhere near the airport. Why should that happen?
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From $58/dayRated #5
Alamo
7.9 Good (5 reviews)
1 location in Cedar Rapids
Alamo
Locations in Cedar Rapids
2121 Arthur Collins Pkwy Sw#14+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 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
  • 7.2
  • 8.4
  • 8
  • 8.4
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJan 20 2017
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 ExcellentSep 5 2016
Cross-Country Minivan MovePros: 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.
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Rated #6
Dollar
5 Okay (2 reviews)
1 location in Cedar Rapids
Dollar
Locations in Cedar Rapids
2121 Wright Brothers Blvd West+1 866 434 2226
Monday09:00 - 23:00
Tuesday09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday09:00 - 23:00
Thursday09:00 - 23:00
Friday09:00 - 23:00
Saturday09:00 - 23:00
Sunday09:00 - 23:00
  • 6
  • 6
  • 5
  • 6
  • 6
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMar 16 2021
Pros: NothingCons: 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.
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Easirent
1 location in Cedar Rapids
Easirent
Locations in Cedar Rapids
The Eastern Iowa Airport
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
TuesdayInvalid date - 23:59
WednesdayInvalid date - 23:59
ThursdayInvalid date - 23:59
FridayInvalid date - 23:59
SaturdayInvalid date - 23:59
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From $81/day
National
1 location in Cedar Rapids
National
Locations in Cedar Rapids
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 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
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Sunnycars
1 location in Cedar Rapids
Sunnycars
Locations in Cedar Rapids
2121 Arthur Collins Pkwy
Recent reviews
133 travelers who rented a car in Cedar Rapids gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.9

Car rental locations in or near Cedar Rapids

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

$57/day

Good deal

$45/day

When to book a rental car in Cedar Rapids

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

Top tips for renting a car in Cedar Rapids

  • 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 73% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Standard rental cars in Cedar Rapids are around 37% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Cedar Rapids

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

  • On average a rental car in Cedar Rapids costs $57 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Dollar ($31/day), Enterprise ($45/day) and Hertz ($46/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Dollar 2121 Wright Brothers Blvd West 52404 (9 miles from city center).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Cedar Rapids are Alamo (8.5, 57 reviews), Enterprise (8.3, 61 reviews), and Hertz (8.2, 129 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Cedar Rapids is $3.36 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $40 and $54, depending on the car size.

  • Supplier choice (Class Special Car or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Cedar Rapids.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Cedar Rapids airport include Hertz, Enterprise, Alamo, Budget, Avis and National.

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

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

  • A Supplier choice car rental in Cedar Rapids costs $51 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Cedar Rapids costs $53 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Cedar Rapids costs $54 per day, on average.

  • In Cedar Rapids, cars are most frequently rented at Enterprise 3200 16th Ave Sw Ste B (5 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Cedar Rapids costs $398 per week ($57 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Cedar Rapids costs $1,705 per month ($57 per day).

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • The average price per gallon of gas in Cedar Rapids is around $2.35. If you’re on the hunt for particularly affordable prices, try to find a Murphy USA station. There are a few different gas stations that can be found around Eastern Iowa Airport, but keep in mind that these often have more expensive prices.

  • 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.

  • 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!).