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Council Bluffs, IA
Apr 27 — May 4
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From $35/dayRated #1
Hertz
Best rated
8 Excellent (126 reviews)
1 location in Council Bluffs
Hertz
Locations in Council Bluffs
4501 Abbott Dr. Ne+1 402 345 0341
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
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  • 7.9
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodNov 30 2020
Pros: Staff was responsive and apologetic once we notified them that our car had not been cleaned since the previous user turned it in.Cons: So the initial Nissan Armada that we were given had not been cleaned, so they were quick to switch us to a Tahoe. The full size SUV description said 7 people and 4 bags, so I assumed Suburban or the equivalent. In actuality you will be able to fit one large and one roller board behind the third row. I was surprised that there was not a cleaning protocol for the rental... even the second “cleaned” car had a dusty steering column and dash, so it was obvious that it had not been wiped down. Be prepared to do your own sanitizing.
10.0 ExcellentSep 9 2020
Pros: Yes staff was super helpful. Was a little hard to find the entrance.Cons: A
2.0 MediocreSep 8 2020
Pros: Nothing.Cons: Everything.
3.2 MediocreAug 30 2020
Pros: The staff was nice and respectful.Cons: To let anyone know in online reservations that they dont accept visa or credit card. Or start accepting visas or credit card
4.4 OkayDec 11 2019
Pros: No staff was not at all friendly at the Omaha location.Cons: I was not important enough for them to treat me well.
4.0 OkayDec 1 2019
Pros: Clean car.Cons: We paid for a midsize and received a compact car. My husband couldn’t fit into the car. When I asked if this is a midsize they told me no it was a compact and I paid for a midsize. What a bummer.
3.2 MediocreOct 29 2019
Pros: CleanCons: Horrible customer service, hidden fees and dishonest from the get go.
9.6 ExcellentAug 12 2019
Pros: The attendant was outstanding with helping me pick up my car. He explained the benefits of an upgrade and I am do glad we did. I also signed up for hertz points and an a customer for life now!
10.0 ExcellentJul 7 2019
Pros: The woman I spoke to on the phone beforehand and at the office was so kind. She was very helpful & gentle. This was my first time renting a car, and she made me feel so calm about it.Cons: The employee did run my card for me without telling me the price. I knew the price on the reservation; however, it would have been nice to have that confirmed before paying.
10.0 ExcellentJun 1 2019
Cons: I signed up for an economy car and got an SUV, which used way more gas than if I got what I asked for.
From $41/dayRated #2
Dollar
6.5 Good (122 reviews)
1 location in Council Bluffs
Dollar
Locations in Council Bluffs
4601 Abbott Drive+1 402 345 2783
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
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Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentNov 25 2020
Pros: Staff very friendly and helpful
8.8 ExcellentNov 8 2020
Pros: Yes very friedlyCons: Too far to walk
2.0 MediocreDec 28 2019
Pros: They were goneCons: They could have been there
8.8 ExcellentDec 12 2019
Cons: Something to clean the snow off of the car
3.2 MediocreNov 8 2019
Cons: First, their computer didn’t work at check-in. Then, it was a typical “bait and switch”. I reserved a “standard” size vehicle (advertised as a Chevy Malibu or similar) but got a Kia Soul, which I hate.The car wasn’t clean, the gas tank was only half full when got it. Never again with Dollar!
8.0 ExcellentOct 30 2019
Pros: Drop off was not staffed at the early hour of 7:00 pmCons: Taxes and government fees add more than 50% to the cost of the rental car in Omaha. Not Dollar's fault but not a good value.
8.8 ExcellentOct 28 2019
Cons: We had the manager choice deal, and it would seem to me that it would be more cost effective to give us an economy car rather than a minivan. They said they were short on cars, so we were offered the van or the option of upgrading to get a car.
4.0 OkayOct 24 2019
Pros: The second car, a Chevy Malibu, was a nice car.Cons: The dashboard lights on the first car, a Toyota Camry, lit up on the first day, telling me that my anti-lock braking system, blind spot monitors, and collision warning system weren't functioning properly, and I lacked windshield wiper fluid. So I called Dollar and talked to maintenance. They asked me if the car was still running "normally," and I said, "yeah," I hadn't gotten into a wreck yet, so they said I could keep driving it if I wanted to! I asked them if I could return it, and they said they would give me a new one and a discount if I did that. So that night I tried to return the car, but then they told me all they had left was a pickup truck, so I had to come back to return the Camry the next morning and pick up the Malibu. This only set me back about a 1/2 hour on my travel schedule, but they discounted me a whole $7.80 for my inconvenience! I was told that "this happens sometimes on Camrys," although it's the first time that I've ever heard of it. I don't think I was prepared to drive several hundred miles that week, much of it in rain, with dashboard lights saying the car was basically "out of service." Dollar should spend more time maintaining their cars instead of waiting for them to break down.
6.0 GoodOct 16 2019
Pros: Pick up easy as was drop-offCons: Was charged way more than quoted after charge settled - pricing deceptive
8.0 ExcellentSep 30 2019
Cons: Tell me what I’m going to pay. $31 is not $75. Not even close.
From $32/dayRated #3
Enterprise
Cheapest deal
Most popular
8.8 Excellent (60 reviews)
2 locations in Council Bluffs
Enterprise
Locations in Council Bluffs
3001 S. 7th Street+1 712 366 3617
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
4601 Abbott Dr+1 833 628 9673
Monday05:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday05:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday05:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Thursday05:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Friday05:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Saturday05:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Sunday05:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
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Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentOct 12 2020
Pros: pickup and drip off super easyCons: if I had started with a full tank of gas. Either that or the Rogue only gets 10mpg
9.6 ExcellentDec 28 2019
Pros: The staff was friendly and efficient. The new car rental center at the airport was also really nice.Cons: Unsure.
10.0 ExcellentNov 17 2019
Pros: Super friendly customer serviceCons: Nothing
3.2 MediocreNov 3 2019
Pros: The car pick up was at the airport and I did not need to use a shuttle, there was not much of a line so it was quickCons: The guy giving me the keys was rather high pressured with wanting me to take his insurance which I declined because my personal insurance and even my visa covers me, he asked to see my insurance card and quized me on who my insurance was through, which was odd. He also tried to sell the gas return option rather enthusiastically, felt like there was a commission on extras. Car smelled awful, like old cigarettes and body odor. Back seats dirty. It was a very dated SUV that drove rough. Wiper blade on driver side needed replaced badly. And all this for a high price.
8.0 ExcellentJul 29 2019
Pros: Staff was very friendly and the car fit our family great.Cons: The interior of the car was filthy. Had to wipe everything down before the start of our trip.
10.0 ExcellentApr 30 2019
Pros: Staff was excellent on both ends. Drop off could not have been better.Cons: We were upgraded from a mid-size sedan to an SUV with several brands and styles to choose from. Staff could have been a little more helpful by providing the passenger capacity for each instead of just naming them.
9.6 ExcellentMar 4 2019
Pros: Drop off was super easy and there were no extra charges like a lot of these places make you pay. I have had bad experiences with Sixt and Budget, but Enterprise were awesome.
10.0 ExcellentOct 20 2018
Cons: Car had a little smoke smell but I know it’s diffic to keep smokers from smoking.
9.6 ExcellentMay 29 2018
Pros: The employees were all helpful and courteous.Cons: The car could have been a little cleaner.
9.6 ExcellentMay 7 2018
Pros: Very easy, fast, & hassle-free drop off. Staff members friendly and fast. We were able to get on an immediate shuttle to the airport terminal - no wait time.Cons: Slight price increase to drop off in different location. But this is standard I know. Was a small enough increase I still booked.
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From $52/dayRated #4
Budget
7.8 Good (58 reviews)
2 locations in Council Bluffs
Budget
Locations in Council Bluffs
1755 East Locust Street+1 402 348 0455
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:30 - 18:00
4501 Abbott Drive+1 402 348 0455
Monday08:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 00:00
Saturday08:30 - 16:30
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
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  • 7.7
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMar 1 2021
Pros: Yes
2.0 MediocreAug 3 2020
Cons: Reserved a van for my family. They did not have one and simply said sorry and wanted to be sure I canceled my reservation. Gee, thanks.
9.2 ExcellentOct 11 2019
Pros: Understaffed but still short wait Gave me a much larger SUVCons: Only one person covering return both inspections and paperwork
5.6 OkayAug 15 2019
Pros: You allowed me to book a pickup/drop off time that was at the end of that location’s normal working hours. They changed my pickup and drop off location. To the airport. The airport location completely changed my reserved vehicle type to something “not similar” and less fuel efficient.Cons: Fulfill any one of the promises made in the reservation... changed pickup location, wrong car type, changed drop off location. Clerk was rather rude when I asked why I couldn’t have what I reserved.
4.0 OkayAug 2 2019
Pros: The lady at the desk was nice but I was very unhappyCons: This is the second time that Budget has not had the car I requested. I was going to see my 95 yr old dad. I ordered a family type car. The did not have one. I was offered a Jeep Cheroke or a Pickup truck. I told them my dad could not get in or out. So I ended up with a Dodge Charger. Not what I want
9.2 ExcellentJul 16 2019
Cons: Desk staff at initial pickup unprofessional and immature, seemed somewhat poorly trained. Maybe they were training a new team member?
2.0 MediocreJun 23 2019
Pros: The car that smelled like horse poop and they wouldn’t even change itCons: Everything including the personnel that needs to be retrained again
10.0 ExcellentOct 22 2018
Quick and easy for a changePros: Quick service and no hidden fees or final bill changesCons: Nothing
2.0 MediocreJul 24 2018
They didn’t have any carsPros: The shuttle was convenient.Cons: I reserved a midsize sedan. When I arrived, all that was available was pickup trucks. I had to go somewhere else for a car.
6.8 GoodApr 10 2018
Pros: Car was niceCons: The agent at check in/pick up was charging us $36 more than our agreed contract.
Rated #5
Payless
7.5 Good (76 reviews)
1 location in Council Bluffs
Payless
Locations in Council Bluffs
4501 Abbott Drive+1 402 342 4964
Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
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  • 7.5
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodAug 17 2020
Pros: Counter Staff was amazing. Very customer oriented at the time of rental.Cons: Car smelled of marijuana once it sat out in the sun. I called this in Day 1 after the car was sitting in the sun and the smell was overwhelming. As soon as I got through being on hold the representative told me they noted the smell to my account and then they hung up. I wanted to swap cars, but I did not have time to call back as I was travelling on business. Then when I returned the car they emailed me my receipt. Upon review of the receipt I was charged for a tank of gas when I had turned the car in with a full tank. Called the local number on my receipt ... Put on hold..... Then hold again for them to verify .... "They made a note and corporate would email me in 3 to 5 days, the charges are already in." So in a nutshell dirty car and overcharged.
10.0 ExcellentJul 27 2020
Pros: The new Nissan Pathfinder was the best rental car I've driven, great choice! I needed something bigger than a mid-size SUV, but I didn't want a big Tahoe or Suburban, so the Pathfinder was the perfect size and a wonderful leather interior. I'll be back hoping to get the same in the future!Cons: Nothing!
9.2 ExcellentJul 20 2019
Pros: Desk agent was knowledgeable, professional, and couteous with no pressure or upselling. Return check-in very quick and Return agent pointed out that since I filled up the tank which was higher that when I picked up the vehicle i would receive an adjustment at the "counter" so I was not over chargedCons: Price seemed unusually high @$89/day
10.0 ExcellentMay 25 2019
Cons: Everything was quick and easy. I got a car upgrade b/c they were out of economy size, so I was very pleased.
5.2 OkayFeb 26 2018
Lost a future customer over $5Cons: I picked Payless because they said they were based at the terminal (Omaha) and the others mentioned a shuttle. Payless had a desk at the terminal but it was not staffed and instead had directions to the same shuttle as all of the others. Plus it is a bit of a pet peeve when customer service agents finish their conversation with each other before attending to the needs of the customer. Also I had asked for an extra hour on the rental to finish up my conference for which I was willing to pay the hourly rate of $5. They said if I was 1 minute over I would have to pay for an extra day. I left my conference early to get it there on time (3 minutes early). Instead of them getting a little extra for the hour, they got no extra, and they got one less customer for life over $5.
2.0 MediocreFeb 13 2018
Will never rent from them again.Cons: Car battery died not once, but twice in three days s was quoted $81 including taxes and fees, ended up being just over $200. Dropped off the car and was asked about a chip in the windshield, one that was there when i picked up the car. Total nightmare, will never rent from them again.
10.0 ExcellentOct 3 2017
Cons: Easy process well done.
6.0 GoodAug 3 2017
The car smelled terrible and there was mud smeared all over the trunk.Pros: ServiceCons: The state of the car
7.6 GoodJul 24 2017
Cons: Car was not thoroughly cleaned.
5.6 OkayJul 15 2017
Dirty car. Long wait for drop offPros: Decent vehicle. Good price.Cons: The seats were messy and should have been cleaned. It took me over half an hour to drop it off and check out. I had a flight to catch and was not impressed with the employee who left the building with a long line of customers waiting to be helped.
From $37/dayRated #6
Avis
7.4 Good (32 reviews)
1 location in Council Bluffs
Avis
Locations in Council Bluffs
4501 Abbott Drive (Terminal 3)+1 402 422 6480
Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
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  • 6.7
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMar 30 2021
Pros: Everything was great!
3.2 MediocreSep 6 2020
Pros: Absolutely nothing !!!Cons: CAR was dirty , I found jul pods and batteries , cigarettes and chips on the back seat , and to top it all off , bag with dirty underwear tuck between back seats It was written on a paper , cleaned and disinfected By Terell Never again Avis
9.6 ExcellentDec 14 2019
Pros: Rental cars at Omaha airport now very convenient.. finally! Dropoff also simple. Car did well on the slippery roads and little bit of snow we had.
2.0 MediocreDec 2 2019
Cons: The car was booked for the wrong city
6.4 GoodSep 17 2018
Not ImpressedPros: Check in and check out was smoothCons: Car was not clean inside or out. The last two times we’ve rented vehicles at Omaha airport they weren’t cleaned up inside (not both rentals were from Avis). Are they not cleaning the cars anymore between uses?!
3.6 MediocreAug 30 2018
Pros: There was no wait. The staff was friendly and quick. There was no wait for the terminal shuttle.
6.4 GoodDec 5 2017
Pros: Car was very nice--clean, good mileage, ran perfectly.Cons: I have a long-standing relationship with another car rental company, but in this case chose Avis specifically because it said the cars were located at the airport. Turns out they weren't....had to take a shuttle to another location to pick it up and drop it off. I had an elderly passenger with me--which was why limiting the amount of walking/effort needed was important to me. Also was dropping the car back off very early (4:30am), and knew from experience I could drop it off without needing an agent there with my other company--with this new process, thankfully there was an agent there, but the shuttle driver to the airport didn't even offer to help me with my bag or my elderly passenger's bag onto or off the shuttle. Very bad service. Finally, if when I made the reservation I declined extra coverage--don't make me stand there for 15 minutes going through it all again! I should be able to just say no and have it accepted--I shouldn't have to defend my choices. Will not use Avis again.
2.0 MediocreNov 18 2017
Cons: I tried to extend my rental buy one day and they wanted to charge me nearly twice what I paid for four days.
6.4 GoodSep 21 2017
Pros: I very much liked driving the Pacifica that I leased.Cons: The price when I was picking up the car was way more expensive than what had been quoted to me. The original price for a full size was $264.87 for a week, including taxes and fees. There were no full size available, so they upgraded me to a Pacifica, but charged $439.58. I was able to get a vehicle for $316.81. When I am quoted a rental car total, I expect to pay that price.
6.8 GoodJul 31 2017
Cons: When I reserved the car I was told that I was reserving a Ford Fusion or similar. When I went to pick up the car I was told that I would be given a Malibu, which I don't consider to be the same size. I was forced to pay more to get into an Impala, or a Passat, which I chose.
From $110/dayRated #7
National
6.6 Good (3 reviews)
1 location in Council Bluffs
National
Locations in Council Bluffs
4601 Abbott Dr+1 844 370 3138
Monday05:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday05:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday05:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Thursday05:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Friday05:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Saturday05:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Sunday05:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
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Recent reviews
7.6 GoodSep 9 2018
replaced car when we complained of smellPros: good customer serviceCons: car was not very clean - first car smelled of cigarettes and perfume, which we changed for another not so clean car, but no stink
6.4 GoodMar 5 2018
Pros: Staff was easy to work with.Cons: Price was high. No windshield washer fluid in the tank. Was a wet snowy day,
Sunnycars
1 location in Council Bluffs
Sunnycars
Locations in Council Bluffs
4501 Abbott Drive
Recent reviews
477 travelers who rented a car in Council Bluffs gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.6

Car rental locations in or near Council Bluffs

Good to know

Most popular agency

Enterprise

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$47/day

Good deal

$39/day

When to book a rental car in Council Bluffs

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Top tips for renting a car in Council Bluffs

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Council Bluffs for $39 or less
  • Book your rental car in Council Bluffs at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Council Bluffs are around 50% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Council Bluffs

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

  • On average a rental car in Council Bluffs costs $47 per day.

  • The average gas price in Council Bluffs is $3.21 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $39 and $51, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Council Bluffs.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Eppley Airfield airport include Hertz, Enterprise, Dollar, Avis, Alamo, Budget, Thrifty, Payless and National.

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

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

  • A Economy car rental in Council Bluffs costs $42 per day, on average.

  • A Mini car rental in Council Bluffs costs $75 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Council Bluffs costs $34 per day, on average.

  • In Council Bluffs, cars are most frequently rented at Enterprise 3001 S. 7th Street (2 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Council Bluffs costs $330 per week ($47 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Council Bluffs costs $1,415 per month ($47 per day).

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