Dubuque car rentals

Dubuque car rentals

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Dubuque, IA
Oct 3 — Oct 10
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Dubuque, IA
Sun 10/3
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Dubuque car rental information

Pick-up locationDubuque
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Minivan, Pickup truck, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV, Supplier choice
Rental locations5
Airport locations3
Popular agenciesHertz, Enterprise, Avis

Cheap car rentals in Dubuque

Full-size SUV$98/day
Pickup truck$80/day
Supplier choice$50/day
Intermediate SUV$63/day
Compact SUV$63/day
Standard SUV$67/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Dubuque car rental reviews and directory

From $45/dayRated #1
Best rated
Cheapest deal
8.6 Excellent (23 reviews)
1 location in Dubuque
Locations in Dubuque
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Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJun 22 2021
Air freshner in car. When we turned on air you needed it.
10.0 ExcellentJun 19 2021
Caleb provided excellent customer service and deserves a shout out.
10.0 ExcellentMay 28 2021
The staff in our Dubuque Hertz office are friendly and very helpful. It was a pleasure working with them.Everything went well.
9.6 ExcellentNov 14 2020
Super staff at Dubuque location! Fast and friendly.
10.0 ExcellentNov 2 2019
Anthony was amazing. He is the perfect of example of what customer service should be. There was an issue with the price of the rental. It did not match my reservation. Anthony did not challenge it at all. He immediately got on the phone to try to fix it and did not stop making calls until it was resolved. I appreciated that more than he will ever know.I drove from IA to NV. The change oil came on in Utah.
10.0 ExcellentMar 31 2018
1st time renting here, a good experience!The price was excellent for a week rental. We arrived and were promptly taken care of. The process took less than 10 minutes. Staff were nice and the car we were given was bigger than what we thought we would get. It was a pleasant surprise and the car, a Dodge Journey was a perfect fit for our family. The return process was the same, quick and easy. Will rent from here again.Everything was great, nothing negative to report.
8.8 ExcellentFeb 18 2018
Great Price for good car and fast servicePrice. Price. Price! Good customer service, no waiting, They agreed to let me pick it up early when my plans changed. Came with bun-warmers which my wife likes.exterior had not be washed. No problem, we were driving in a snow storm so it would have been dirty 30 min after pick-up anyway.
2.0 MediocreJan 15 2018
It was NOT at the airportGetting to the airport and finding out that the rental was 16 miles away.... at the city Herrz, not the airport Hertz. No cabs, no Uber, 45 minutes until closing time.
9.6 ExcellentNov 26 2017
thanksgiving tripPlease remember to put the car in the name of the person picking up the car. Customer service was going to charge me extra to change names but then did charge me same rate.I wish you could specify the car you would like. The Nissan Sentra was not nearly as comfortable as the Chevy Cruze we rented a month ago. It would be nice if they tell you the gallons the tank of gas holds.
10.0 ExcellentNov 5 2017
First time rentingIt was worth prepaying for first tank of gas.
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From $51/dayRated #2
8 Excellent (5 reviews)
2 locations in Dubuque
Locations in Dubuque
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  • 7.2
Recent reviews
5.6 OkayMay 1 2017
Not sure why they would not honor the original quoted cost.Quick service.See above.
10.0 ExcellentApr 24 2017
Great service.
From $45/dayRated #3
Most popular
6 Good (16 reviews)
1 location in Dubuque
Locations in Dubuque
  • 6.7
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Recent reviews
2.8 MediocreAug 10 2020
It took 45 minutes to get my rental even though I was the only customer. Also they didn’t have a luxury car available.
8.4 ExcellentAug 10 2019
2.8 MediocreApr 6 2019
Pick up was quick.When we picked up the van it was dirty with bottles under the seats and wrappers as well as messy bench seats. There was no CD player.
2.0 MediocreJun 11 2018
Poor serviceWe 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.
3.6 MediocreApr 25 2018
I got dirty car when I picked the car the custome service Wasn’t that good
4.4 OkayFeb 6 2018
Engine Troubles on the Chicago FreewayBefore hitting Rockford/Chicago, I was on backroads that didn't go more than 55 mph. Once I hit the freeway, the car I was in would not accelerate properly and soon wouldn't go beyond 35 mph. I only had the car for 3 hours (to drive to O'Hare) and it was terrible and expensive experience.
4.8 OkayFeb 5 2018
The car was useful and was clean.The person at the desk was very rude to me when I went to pick up the vehicle. I couldn't find a nearby gas station to refill the car before dropping it off - I drove 20 miles without seeing a single gas station. Now I'll be charged way too much - but I wasn't going to leave again to go search for a gas station - it was a blizzard outside!
4.0 OkayNov 19 2017
Very accomodating clerk.The clerk at my pickup was polite and kind.The car was NOT very clean.
8.8 ExcellentOct 31 2017
pickup in Dubuque was quick and easy, car was clean and fairly comfortable. Drop off would have been even faster, but there were no directions and I was unsure that leaving the car in the main parking lot was the correct thing to do. Now that I know what to do, I would say it's easy to drop the car off, even when no one is there. Car was fine, but not my favorite (Chevy Cruz). Still, it was clean and worked very well with plenty of luggage space.lack of instructions regarding where to return the car and poor signage (just an arrow that seemed to point to the main lot).
7.2 GoodMay 17 2017
Great comfortable, fuel efficient, clean vehicle. GREAT prices!No representative during open hours to answer any questions about drop off. Instructions for drop off very unclear.
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Rated #4
3.9 Mediocre (1 review)
1 location in Dubuque
Locations in Dubuque
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3.9 MediocreAug 22 2021
Slow on filling out contract, car had scratches which I had to get to be noted. Car NOT filled with gas. At check in, car was not in my name, contract done wrong, these are concerns that need attention. Also notice very high mileage on the last 2 cars rented
1 location in Dubuque
Locations in Dubuque
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45 travelers who rented a car in Dubuque gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

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Car rental insurance in Dubuque

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Dubuque car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Dubuque.


Keep in mind that car rental insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Dubuque car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Dubuque

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Dubuque for $46 or less
  • Book your rental car in Dubuque at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Dubuque are around 3% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Standard rental cars in Dubuque are around -3% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Dubuque

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

  • On average a rental car in Dubuque costs $60 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($56/day), Enterprise ($62/day) and Avis ($67/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Hertz 10699 Collision Drive 52001 (3 miles from city center).

  • The average gas price in Dubuque is $3.52 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $42 and $56, depending on the car size.

  • Standard (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Dubuque.

  • The only car rental company onsite at Dubuque airport is Avis.

  • The only car rental company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Dubuque airport to off-airport locations is Avis.

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

  • A Standard car rental in Dubuque costs $77 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Dubuque costs $71 per day, on average.

  • A Mini car rental in Dubuque costs $95 per day, on average.

  • In Dubuque, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 10699 Collision Drive (3 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Dubuque costs $422 per week ($60 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Dubuque costs $1,809 per month ($60 per day).

  • 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!).