Pros: Staff was very friendly and helpful. I will only use budget in the future!!Cons: All good!
2.0 MediocreMay 3 2021
Cons: The agent asked me if I wanted an SUV instead of the sedan I’d originally rented because I had my family with me. He said absolutely nothing about an upcharge, upgrade, or any additional cost. As rental car companies often upgrade for free, I took that to be the situation here. But when we received the bill they’d charged us significantly more for the SUV. We were also three hours late returning the car but they charged us an entire day extra. Never using Budget again.
2.0 MediocreApr 26 2021
Cons: I reserved a full size car at the airport. My flight was delayed and by time I got to the rental counter no one was around even though they were still supposed to be open. I ended up having to uber from the airport and back in the morning, costing about 2 days worth of the rental car. I finally get the car the next day and it's a Kia Optima, nice car but mid-sized not full size. Then when I return the car at the end of the week, I topped off with gas before returning, I'm charged a $10 fuel surcharge because they say they gave me the car with 18.5 gals of gas and I returned it with 17.6 gals. $10 for 1 gal of gas that I was supposedly less from when I started, when there is no digital gauge in the car to tell me exactly how many gals I have in it when I started. And guess what. The Kia Optima only has a 18.5 gal fuel tank. So it is impossible to return with 18.5 gals because there is no fuel station in the parking lot.
2.0 MediocreMar 28 2021
Pros: Pick up staff was rude and difficult- will not be back because of manager and older gal we had to deal withShe lied to us drop off member was super nice and helpfulCons: STAFF that u get what u reserved or at least comparable Vehicles are not chosen for just seating also baggae especially when what u requested are in lot. I will never use COS AIRPORT for rentals again The customer service was horrendous and we are local to COS- hope our visitors are not treated this way.
2.0 MediocreFeb 23 2021
Cons: Everything. I had plans to leave. Could not get car because of card declined and they would not let me put deposit on my bank account
8.0 ExcellentSep 15 2020
Pros: Easy pickup great service
10.0 ExcellentAug 12 2020
Pros: First time renting a car and the process was quick and simple. The SUV was nice. Drop off was easy. Overall good experience that I will use budget as my first choice next time I need a rental.Cons: The location wasn’t updated and I had to get the right address.
9.2 ExcellentJul 29 2020
Pros: Great experience . Easy going atmosphere at pick upCons: The price of the van. Also, I would have extended our trip, but when I called into budget, they quieted me Higher than the high price I already paid
10.0 ExcellentJul 15 2020
Pros: Cool ppl. No line at the check in. Got to drive Jeep Grand Cherokee for the first time!
10.0 ExcellentApr 27 2020
Pros: I originally signed up for another company, but when the counter person didn't show up, I showed my registration and she was able to match the price, with a very pleasant attitude. Good Job Budget!
Cons: Instructions on pick up at COS would have been very helpful. We had to make 3 trips around the terminal to get to the correct place to obtain car.
2.0 MediocreAug 11 2020
Pros: Staff was apologetic.Cons: There was no rental car available.
8.8 ExcellentMay 21 2020
Cons: Smoker was in the car previous to our use
4.4 OkayFeb 11 2020
Pros: The staff was only one person and I got the key quickly.Cons: The walk to the car was the furthest way. Anything but a KIA. POS
5.2 OkayDec 28 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly.Cons: Cleanliness of vehicle and parking area to staff a little far away.
10.0 ExcellentNov 26 2019
Cons: Understanding drop off after hours
6.4 GoodOct 21 2019
Pros: The drop off convenience.Cons: The car was dirty and the pick up line was very long with only 2 people working and about 20-25 customers in line.
8.4 ExcellentOct 11 2019
Pros: Car was clean and drop-off was streamlined.Cons: Staff seemed stretched thin, because construction created more distance between service desk and parked car. Do better when inclement weather (rain, cold or snow) hits.
Pros: Staff was very candid and helpful.Cons: Nothing could have been better.
10.0 ExcellentAug 7 2018
great servicePros: Easy, convenient, no problems
10.0 ExcellentJul 31 2018
Pros: Very efficient. Friendly, but one expects that.
8.0 ExcellentJul 28 2018
Good experiencePros: Good car and close, on-airport pickup and drop off.Cons: Slight wait for a vehicle (~45 min) as they were renting them out as fast as they were being returned.
10.0 ExcellentJul 25 2018
Pros: Fast and courteous service
10.0 ExcellentMay 15 2018
EasyPros: Ease of check in and check out.Cons: Can’t add a spouse for free.
10.0 ExcellentApr 15 2018
Pros: Clean, quick and no issues.
2.0 MediocreMar 21 2018
Couldnt rent a carCons: Couldn't rent a car because I didn't have a credit card,only had a debit card and was charged 18.00 for insurance. I just wanted to get home to my family but was told I couldn't rent a car without a major credit card after I was already in line to pick up the car after booking online. Worst customer service ever!!
10.0 ExcellentFeb 17 2018
Pros: Excellent car was clean easy pick up and drop off
10.0 ExcellentJan 19 2018
Pros: There was no big deal about using a debit card instead of a credit card; there was no $200 charge above the rental to use said card. The service was friendly and the return was unbelievably quick. (The employee was at the car before we even opened the car door.)
Pros: nothing . our car I booked was not availableCons: have a vehicle
4.0 OkayMar 22 2021
Pros: We thought we were renting from the airport location. My mistake, so we took Uber over to the correct place. We were supposed to have a mid-size SUV but when we got there, there was only a Camry and a compact SUV (Ford Escape, I think). We had 5 adults and luggage for skiing, so these were not an option. The staff there was very accommodating and did find a van that was finishing up a repair at a body shop. One of the employees took us to get food during the 45 minutes or so that we waited, so that was nice. I'm not sure the tires on the van were Colorado traction legal. We were traveling from Colorado Springs to Breckenridge. I saw a digital highway sign that Traction Law was in effect, but was not sure what that meant until someone explained later. Made it over the pass near Alma Ok but later that night had to get a push in Breck. Since the law was in effect , the van was required to be 4WD (which it wasn't) or have snow tires, which I don't think it did.Cons: Getting the right vehicle.
10.0 ExcellentMar 16 2021
Pros: Pick up and drop off was fast and easy. I was asked if I needed a ride which was greatly appreciated. I didn't need one this time but I might in the future.
10.0 ExcellentOct 20 2020
Pros: The staff was super friendly and helpful. We appreciated the whole experience and will not rent from anyone else.Cons: We can’t think of anything they could have done better.
9.2 ExcellentSep 28 2020
Pros: YesCons: Car was not very clean inside, considering Covid restrictions. Someone had also smoked in the car, previously.
10.0 ExcellentSep 15 2020
Pros: Friendly staff, accommodating drop-off and pick up was easy.
10.0 ExcellentAug 6 2020
Pros: The staff was friendly and helpful and the drop off was easy.
7.6 GoodAug 3 2020
Pros: Staff was friendly. Easy drop off.Cons: The car was dirty, missing a floor mat, missing plastic pieces inside. It had 35k miles on it, so I'm sure it's going to be taken out of the rental rotation soon.
4.8 OkayJul 30 2020
Pros: I didn't like this experience with Enterprise at all.Cons: The attitude of the staff. Every single one was horrible to me and even have it recorded when they lied about the insurance. Manager was a complete hateful jerk and the lady that helped us first was so rude it was ridiculous.
Cons: Vehicle delivered to me with a flat tire, cracked windshield, a dirty interior windshield, and duct tape on the windshield and roof.
2.0 MediocreJul 21 2020
Cons: Even though AVIS shows cars available on both their website and 3rd party websites they had none available. I had a confirmation number for a reservation and 5 minutes later the called me and said they had zero available for that day! What the heck! You shouldn’t e able to reserve a car if their aren’t any available.
10.0 ExcellentJun 29 2020
Pros: Staff was amazingly helpful, upgraded us to a bigger vehicle for a cheaper price. Very friendly, definitely recommend them. Will absolutely use againCons: Great service
10.0 ExcellentNov 12 2019
Pros: Is always friendly. Very helpfulCons: nothing
10.0 ExcellentNov 2 2019
Pros: I accidentally booked for the wrong day, but the pickup staff was entirely gracious and friendly. They got me a car a day earlier than I had mistakenly scheduled and had me out the door on time.
3.6 MediocreSep 27 2019
Pros: The staff at Colorado Springs airport was friendly and efficient as well as the customer service representative I spoke with about my extra charges and despite the fact that he couldn't eradicate the excessive charges he was kind and sincere.Cons: I am aware that Gunnison Airport has few travelers this time of year and was not surprised when there wasn't an agent at the desk when I returned my vehicle, however I was unknowingly charged a $100 cleaning fee and would like an explanation of why at the time I returned the car.
4.4 OkayMay 29 2019
Pros: They rented a car with an already flat tire.Cons: They could have looked at the car before renting it. Then after I mentioned the problem, they could have fixed it. Instead someone came and filled it with air, that then leaked out again. Had to catch a ride back to the airport and abandon the car in a gas station parking lot.
2.0 MediocreMay 17 2019
Pros: Wasn’t able to rent the carCons: Why does renting a car from Avis has to be difficult with the credit check stuff? I have Good credit and still could not get the rental i reserved online. i wenT to pick up at 5pm close to closing time, was not warned about credit check online until at desk,
2.0 MediocreAug 6 2018
Cons: I stood in line to pick up key more than 1 hour and that made me miss my flight and have to take next day flight and whole thing Is mess. No sleep no rest and have to cancel my morning appointments for patients. You can call me if need 936-645-1044
Pros: Pickup was a good experience. The two employees at the Hertz location were very professionalCons: I was charged for an additional day. I contacted Hertz at their main number and the agent was friendly and assigned a case number. I have not heard from anyone yet. I called the rental location for help twice. I was told they were too busy to help me out. They never called me back as they promised. Very disappointed with their response.
10.0 ExcellentMar 5 2021
Pros: Close proximity to my location. Nice staff
10.0 ExcellentFeb 26 2021
Pros: Pick up and drop off were really quick and easy. Also, very affordable rates.Cons: The car I used was very uncomfortable but that isn't hertz's fault. I'll know now not to get that vehicle again.
10.0 ExcellentJan 2 2021
Cons: Holiday price gouging
10.0 ExcellentDec 30 2020
Pros: I loved the vehicle; super clean; easy to check in and get keysCons: Nothing really, it went well.
10.0 ExcellentOct 28 2020
Pros: Every step was well done, easy and timely. I was upgraded at no extra cost. I will be doing business with Hertz again.
8.8 ExcellentOct 20 2020
Pros: Everything was good except that the car shook on the highway. When I tried to exchange it there were no other similar cars available. No one offered to upgrade me. However they did offer a discount of $35 when I returned the car.
2.0 MediocreJul 22 2020
Cons: they called literally as we were on our way saying our rental was not available. they had no other options for us except a cargo van which obviously wouldnt work because we were driving this car two states away and needed an eco friendly car. they couldnt have called us ealier? i booked hertz because it's such a large company and they always have so many options within the city but they literally offered us no alternatives. awful!
7.6 GoodOct 9 2019
Cons: Clear pricing breakdowns
10.0 ExcellentSep 30 2019
Pros: The service was first class. Fast and friendly.Cons: The Hertz system defaulted in an option that I didn't need or want. The guy at the counter was able to remove it without much effort and was very apologetic. Their system would be friendlier if it didn't default to upsell the customer.
Probably the most iconic natural attraction of Colorado are the Rocky Mountains. Colorado Springs is nestled on the eastern side and a rental car puts travelers within a 2.5 hours’ driving distance of the popular Rocky Mountain National Park. When coming to this city, visiting the park is a must and there is no easier and better way to do it than with your own car.
Colorado Springs Airport is about 12 miles from the city and offers various car rental agencies like Alamo, Budget, and Enterprise. Conveniently pick up a rental car from one of the many counters located in the baggage claim area and start your time in Colorado Springs with ease. Signs indicate the way out of the airport and via the Hancock Expressway and travelers will be in Colorado Springs within 20 minutes.
Colorado Springs is popular for its many scenic routes, yet there are some passes that are very narrow and may be a challenge for people who are scared of heights. Driving in the mountains also means adjusting your speed and navigating carefully when coming to such passes, such as the Wolf Creek Pass. Also always opt for a low gear when going up and down the mountain so the brakes don’t overheat. Switch off the air conditioning as well to prevent the vehicle from overheating, as otherwise some functions may not operate properly anymore.
Driving through Colorado Springs makes for an epic experience, but winter conditions can be severe and bring snow and ice. Make sure the rental car is properly equipped with snow tires and even snow chains. When conditions are very wintery, also carry an emergency kit in the car, including a flashlight, ice scraper, blanket, and some snacks, just in case you get stuck and it takes a while for someone to reach you. Driving in Colorado Springs should be no problem -- as long as you’re properly prepared for it.
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Premium rental cars in Colorado Springs are around 42% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about renting a car in Colorado Springs
Some car rental companies in Colorado Springs which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Dollar, Hertz and Budget
On average a rental car in Colorado Springs costs $54 per day.
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Colorado Springs are Alamo (8.7, 122 reviews), Enterprise (8.4, 153 reviews), and Budget (8.4, 110 reviews).
The average gas price in Colorado Springs is $3.25 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $39 and $52, depending on the car size.
Standard (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Colorado Springs.
A Standard car rental in Colorado Springs costs $55 per day, on average.
A Economy car rental in Colorado Springs costs $54 per day, on average.
A Intermediate car rental in Colorado Springs costs $64 per day, on average.
In Colorado Springs, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 3275 E Platte Ave Ste G (2 miles from city center).
On average a rental car in Colorado Springs costs $375 per week ($54 per day).
On average a rental car in Colorado Springs costs $1,605 per month ($54 per day).
With mountainous regions and snow in the winter, a 4-wheel drive car is a very good option for Colorado Springs. Good road grip is not only essential for winter road conditions, but also for the gravel roads in the mountains year-round. A pickup truck will provide the required road grip and a truck bed for bulky luggage, but an SUV is probably a better choice when wanting to drive not only around but also inside the city.
Unless posted otherwise, 25 mph is permitted in most residential areas, while 30 mph is also allowed in some. Rural interstates allow between 65 and 70 mph and open mountain highways allow 40 mph. Winding mountain roads only permit 20 mph -- it is crucial to adhere to this speed limit, as they often have blind curves and narrow lanes.
Gas prices in Colorado Springs are around $2.50 per gallon, which is on the cheaper side when compared to many other places in the US. Gas stations like Sam’s Club or Sinclair can go as low as $2.40 per gallon, so take time ahead of the next refill to look for an affordable gas station.
There is on-street metered parking available, which is free on Sundays, as well as parking garages like the Bijou Cascade Parking Garage or the Kiowa/Nevada Parking Garage. The advantage of a garage is that they are safer due to safety cameras and are also open 24/7, making overnight parking possible.
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!).