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Forest Lake car rentals from $47/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 Forest Lake with a pick-up date of 7/5 and drop-off date of 7/13. 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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Cheap car rentals in Forest Lake

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Intermediate$52/day
Standard$260/day
Minivan$59/day
Full-size SUV$62/day
Premium$76/day
Luxury$66/day
Pickup truck$55/day
Premium SUV$86/day
Compact SUV$47/day
Standard SUV$55/day
Intermediate SUV$56/day
Open air all terrain$66/day
Luxury SUV$84/day
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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Forest Lake

  • Rolling with a ride from car rentals in Forest Lake is one of the best ways to explore Forest Lake. A rental car has several benefits over using the city's public transportation system. Unlike the public means that operate on pre-determined routes, renting a car gives you more flexibility in choosing your travel route. While public transit means have fixed schedules, renting a car lets you plan your trip on your own terms. Pick a car from Forest Lake car rentals and enjoy a trip to the Hardwood Creek Regional Trail and Forest Lake.
  • Most passengers flying to Forest Lake usually land at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP). When flying through MSP, you can easily pick up a rental car at the airport instead of waiting to get one from the car rentals in Forest Lake's city center. Several rental agencies have their counters in both Terminals 1 and 2. For Terminal 1, the counters are on the Silver Parking Ramp on the Ground Level. On arrival, take the underground tram to the ramp, then follow the signs to the rental area. Rental counters in Terminal 2 are in the Ground Transportation Center on the Purple Ramp Ground Level and can be accessed directly from the terminal building.
  • Being familiar with the road conditions and the driving culture in Forest Lake will help you stay confident and calm when driving. The driving culture here is mostly moderate. The city of Forest Lake currently has about 100 miles of paved roads and 30 miles of gravel roads. Most roads are in good condition, thanks to the city's maintenance. The city also has about 25 miles of sidewalks and trails, and its traffic has a fair share of cyclists and pedestrian activities. Therefore, ensure you watch out when driving to avoid accidents.
  • While traffic congestion in Forest Lake is becoming a little unpredictable, the city generally experiences two rush hour periods. Traffic congestion is usually worse in the morning, around 7 am to 9 am, while the evening rush hour is experienced typically early, from around 4 pm before peaking at about 5:30 pm. Driving around Forest Lake during the day is generally manageable. The intersection of Broadway Avenue and Lake St. S gets busy during these times, so plan your travel accordingly.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Forest Lake for $54 or less
  • Book your rental car in Forest Lake at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Forest Lake are around 5% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Forest Lake

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Forest Lake?

    On average a rental car in Forest Lake costs $59 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 Forest Lake found in the last 2 weeks is $45.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Forest Lake?

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  • How much is gas price in Forest Lake?

    The average gas price in Forest Lake is $3.74 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $45 and $60, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Forest Lake?

    Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Forest Lake.

  • Which car rental companies are at Minneapolis St Paul airport (MSP)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Minneapolis St Paul airport include Ace, Sixt, Budget, Thrifty, Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz, Dollar, Avis and NextCar.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Minneapolis St Paul airport (MSP)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Minneapolis St Paul airport to off-airport locations include Sixt, Budget, Thrifty, Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz, Dollar, Payless, Avis, and National.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Forest Lake?

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

  • How much does a Mini car rental cost in Forest Lake?

    A Mini car rental in Forest Lake costs $86 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Special car rental cost in Forest Lake?

    A Special car rental in Forest Lake costs $46 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Forest Lake?

    A Compact car rental in Forest Lake costs $75 per day, on average.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Forest Lake?

    On average a rental car in Forest Lake costs $414 per week ($59 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Forest Lake costs $1,774 per month ($59 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Forest Lake?

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

  • How many car agencies are operating in Forest Lake?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 1 car rental agencies in Forest Lake.

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Forest Lake?

    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 Forest Lake?

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

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Forest Lake?

    Car rentals in Forest Lake have a car for everyone, whether you're on a leisure or business trip. We recommend a compact rental car for trips within the downtown area. This area becomes busy often, and a compact car will be ideal for navigating such traffic. A midsize or compact SUV rental suits family trips to attractions on the city's outskirts. Such vehicles offer enough space to accommodate small groups and provide great traction if you come up against rough terrains.

  • What’s the speed limit in Forest Lake?

    The speed limits in Forest Lake vary depending on the type of road and road section you're on. The maximum speed for driving on urban interstate highways and expressways is 65 mph. Unless posted otherwise, keep your vehicle under 10 mph in alleys, 15 mph in a school zone, and under 30 mph on streets in urban districts. The speed limit on rural interstate highways is 70 mph. These speeds are subject to change; therefore, watch for the posted speed limits.

  • Where are the best places to park in Forest Lake?

    Forest Lake offers a variety of parking options, usually a mix of public and private lots. On-street parking is available throughout downtown Forest Lake between 8 am and 10 pm. Parking on the streets overnight is prohibited. You can also park in public lots like Forest Lake Transit Center or Forest Lake Rest Area. Additionally, you can use commercial garages, where you'll pay about $2 per hour.

Forest Lake car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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5 locations in Forest Lake

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Locations in Forest Lake

10600 Central Ave Ne Ste E

+1 763 786 2557

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
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1567 County Road E E

+1 651 484 2911

Monday07:30 - 17:00
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Friday07:30 - 17:00
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3761 N Lexington Ave

+1 651 482 9999

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568 Lake St N

+1 651 464 9065

Monday07:30 - 17:00
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7800 Highway 65 Ne

+1 763 717 1212

Monday07:30 - 17:00
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9.6 Wonderful

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The size of the vehicle would have cost a lot more if we went straight through Enterprise so I liked the money we saved.

8.0 Very good

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I giot to the places I needed to travel too. Car blue tooth was nice to have. Could have used GPS in vehicle

Cons:

Uncomfortable drivers seat

9.6 Wonderful

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Car ran well and was available on schedule pick up time.

Cons:

Agent could have taken a couple moments to show me where the trunk release and gas cap release are located.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2023

KAYAK
It was fast and easy, convenient.

2.0 Poor

May 2023

KAYAK
That they actually had the car that I rented. I needed a FULL SIZE SUV and the biggest they had was a subcompact barely big enough for two people. I will Never use you clowns again.

1 out of 2

Budget

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Cheapest deal

2 locations in Forest Lake

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Locations in Forest Lake

13091 Central Avenue Ne

+1 763 717 7881

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
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3001 White Bear Avenue North

+1 651 777 6163

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
The whole experience was great. Car was super comfortable and clean and great gas mileage. MADELINE at the store in Blaine was absolutely fantastic to work with.

6.0 Okay

May 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The car ... A Dodge Charger

Cons:

The desk clerk mumbled, was not overtly helpful. Finding the car in the lot was a challenge and no help was provided other than pointing in a general direction from behind the desk. the attendant who was working on a returned car parked right in front of us so we couldn't get out of the parking space in the lot. She looked at us several times and saw us waiting and did nothing ... Just slowly continued going about her business. We waited a long time for her to finally move the caro. When we returned the car the next day, the attendant mumbled a response to my question as to what to do with the keys. The driver of the shuttle bordered on sexually inappropriate comments to us (3 women).

2.0 Poor

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was the only good thing

Cons:

Not enough space in this box.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2022

KAYAK
A great experience all around!

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2021

KAYAK
Keep up the good work

1 out of 2

Hertz

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2 locations in Forest Lake

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3900 Highway 61 N

+1 651 426 9038

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00

3900 Highway 61 North

+1 651 426 9038

Monday09:00 - 12:00
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6.4 Okay

May 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

The costomer service! The office spelled like smoke!

6.0 Okay

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff at the airport was nice. But on the time of booking they booked us at a location far away from the airport and the front desk service person could not find our reservation. Also we had to extend the rental later and the lady scheduling the change request talked fast and was very hard to hear.

Cons:

Sending the car through a maintenance inspection and putting and air freshener in the car. It had a musty old odor of a smoker.

8.4 Very good

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Really liked the car! 2018 Niessan Altima. The gas mileage was amazing! On one tank of gas, unleaded, that car drove 600 miles!! Really!! Price was good. The guys were professional.

Cons:

I returned back early, but they are closed Sunday, So had to have the rental an extra day.

6.0 Okay

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

I was unable to rent the car due to not having a credit card. Now they are charging $80 to cancel.

2.0 Poor

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

After a 70$ cab ride to the hertz rental car location where you have me a confirmation of reservation they didn't have a car to rent. Thanks for nothing. Kayak is a terrible service.

8.8 Very good

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Reliable car for a long road trip. Good gas mileage. Price when I checked out was actually $2 less per day then original quoted.

Cons:

The location was tucked behind another building and the small sign had blown over from the wind that day, so I had driven right by, but when I called to ask where they were located they explained. The smell of the deodorizer was horrible when I first picked up the car I had to drive with all the windows down, later in the day I could smell the deodorize in my hair!!

1 out of 4

Avis

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One location in Forest Lake

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13091 Central Avenue Ne

+1 763 785 6013

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
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5.9 Fair

Sep 2021

KAYAK
I reserved a full size SUV but when I went to pickup they told me I was getting a standard SUV, even though my reservation said full size SUV. They blamed the 3rd party booking site and said the amount I was charged was only for a standard SUV. Disappointed that they would not honor my booking as indicated on my reciept.

1 out of 1

34 travelers who rented a car in Forest Lake gave the car agency they used an average rating of 0.0

Car rental locations in or near Forest Lake

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Most popular agency

Budget

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

$59/day

Good deal

$54/day

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