Helena car rentals

Helena car rentals

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Helena, MT
Aug 11 — Aug 18
Same drop-off
Helena, MT
Wed 8/11
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Wed 8/18
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Helena car rental information

Pick-up locationHelena
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Minivan, Standard, Standard SUV, Supplier choice
Rental locations8
Airport locations7
Popular agenciesEnterprise, Avis, Alamo, Budget

Cheap car rentals in Helena

$76/dayEconomy
$76/dayCompact
$105/dayIntermediate
$76/dayStandard
$86/dayFull-size
$189/dayMinivan
$151/dayFull-size SUV
$95/dayIntermediate SUV
$95/dayCompact SUV
$96/daySupplier choice
$122/dayStandard SUV
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Car rental insurance in Helena

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Helena 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 Helena.

Deductible

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 Helena car rental.

Helena car rental reviews and directory

From $68/dayRated #1
Alamo
Best rated
8.9 Excellent (40 reviews)
1 location in Helena
Alamo
Locations in Helena
2850 Mercer Loop+1 406 442 1765
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
  • 9
  • 8.7
  • 8.9
  • 8.9
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
5.6 OkaySep 22 2020
Pros: Friendly staff at the rental car counter inside the airport.Cons: wished the car I ordered (Toyota RAV4) would have been available. Instead I got a Chevy Equinox that was just okay but did not meet my expectations.
10.0 ExcellentJul 19 2018
Pros: Nice car,
9.2 ExcellentMay 2 2018
Pros: Friendly pickup staff personCons: Not having unlimited mileage....promotion was gor 100 free miles....made me conscious of putting too many miles on the vehicle instead of enjoying the journey.
2.0 MediocreMar 24 2018
Cons: Cancelled immediately after booking, when I found out about the small print (charging 36 cents per mile... but, although I cancelled early, I was still charged the full amount!!!
10.0 ExcellentMar 23 2018
Pros: Very easy pick up and drop off, car was very clean and in good condition. Overall exceeded my expectations.Cons: The rental lot was difficult to access.
8.0 ExcellentJul 26 2017
Pros: "Gordon" checked us in and we found him to be pleasant / willing to answer any questions that we had. When I got to the car I noticed a rather large "ding" in the front door, passenger side, which was not noted on the initial paperwork. I brought the ding to Gordon's attention and took a photo. Without any fanfare Gordon noted the damage on our paperwork. Gordon also said he would be available during our rental period should any other needs or concerns arise. His attitude was very much appreciated! :)Cons: We did not like our experience when we returned the vehicle. The lady just had an attitude that shouted "I don't care!" No greeting.. just, "Picking up or dropping off?" No smile.. no "How was the car?" Just, "Got the keys? Want your paperwork?" So we handed in the mileage / gas tank level and were on our way.
10.0 ExcellentMay 16 2017
Pros: Fast, courteous service. Friendly staff. Wonderful clean car.
2.0 MediocreApr 16 2017
No car availableCons: No one was at the counter when we arrived. Waited 20 minutes for clerk to show up. ( she was outside walking) When she arrived there was no apology for us waiting. She then informs us they didn't even have the class of vehicle we had reserved (a large SUV) but they MIGHT get one back the following evening. We had to cancel our entire trip loosing $$$. Will not be reserving a car here again. We were charged a $10 by Alamo fee but did get the rest of money back.
9.2 ExcellentApr 9 2017
DropoffPros: Fast on the road at pickup.Cons: Drop off lot is a long way from the counter where you check out
10.0 ExcellentMar 4 2017
Alamo isn't always great, but it is in HelenaPros: Friendly Nice ride Ice scraper included Price as expectedCons: The rental parking lot needs more signage
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From $59/dayRated #2
Enterprise
9.5 Excellent (5 reviews)
2 locations in Helena
Enterprise
Locations in Helena
3015 Prospect Ave+1 406 449 3400
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
3825 Harrison Ave+1 406 494 1900
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 9.6
  • 9.6
  • 9.6
  • 8.8
  • 10
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentFeb 10 2020
Pros: Friendly staff
10.0 ExcellentJan 31 2017
Wonderful customer service!Pros: I will never rent from anyone else again! What a great experience!Cons: Nothing, it was wonderful :)
7.6 GoodSep 6 2016
Good service, took a while to get picked upPros: Automatic upgrade on rental, customer service was very friendly and helpful.Cons: It took about 20 minutes after calling them to get picked up at the airport.
From $93/dayRated #3
Hertz
Most popular
9 Excellent (13 reviews)
2 locations in Helena
Hertz
Locations in Helena
226 East Broadway+1 406 782 1054
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
2850 Mercer Loop+1 406 449 4167
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
  • 9
  • 8.9
  • 9.2
  • 9
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
5.9 OkayJul 25 2021
10.0 ExcellentJul 2 2021
Pros: Bryan was very pleasant and extremely helpful. He went above and beyond to make sure we had a good car rental experience. It was so nice to experience great customer service.Cons: Not a thing!!
10.0 ExcellentMay 2 2021
Pros: easy processCons: nothing
9.6 ExcellentAug 17 2020
Pros: The car was clean & ready - but one tire was seriously low on air. The Hertz employee went above and beyond and had it repaired in short order by a local tire shop. Drop off was a breeze.Cons: An excellent experience with great caring staff. What more could I ask for? All rental car agencies charge a significant premium for full size SUV's - so it was quite pricey.
10.0 ExcellentJul 18 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly and helpful. Everything worked great
6.8 GoodJul 13 2019
Cons: when booking a reservation, I feel its important to state the FULL Cost to get the Car, inclunding the deposit, that way I will know what available credit that I WOULD NEED TO HAVE AVAILABLE.
7.6 GoodSep 16 2018
Decent rentalPros: Fine small car-wouldn’t rent this in Montana if the weather got bad thoughCons: Kind of an expensive rate for a small car-
8.4 ExcellentAug 25 2018
Pros: MpgCons: Drivers seat just ok
9.6 ExcellentSep 5 2017
Pros: Nice vehicle roomy for 5Cons: Broken back seat belt that was apparently already known about. Very concerned about the safety of one of our children
10.0 ExcellentJan 2 2017
Pros: Impeccable service
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From $78/dayRated #4
Avis
8.2 Excellent (6 reviews)
1 location in Helena
Avis
Locations in Helena
2850 Skyway Drive+1 406 442 4440
Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 9
  • 8.6
  • 8.3
  • 8.6
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodApr 28 2021
Pros: Staff was helpful.Cons: When I got my car, one of the tires was very underinflated and I needed to go to get air immediately after pick up.
10.0 ExcellentSep 2 2019
Pros: Pick-up and drop off was quick and easy.
8.8 ExcellentAug 14 2019
Pros: Friendly staff...easy pickup and drop off.
8.4 ExcellentOct 23 2017
Unexpected chargePros: Car condition was fine and acquiring went smoothly.Cons: Because we only drove locally and as a means to get ourselves to the airport while our daughter at work, we used less than 75 miles. We were then charged a $15 fee for low mileage. Ridiculous as we spared the car and company wear and tear as a result so why be penalized?
6.4 GoodAug 25 2017
Wrong carPros: The folks behind the counter were incredibly kind and easy to work with. When the car I reserved wasn't available, they asked what my needs were for renting and made sure I had an alternate available.Cons: Sadly the car type I reserved wasn't available. I ended up in a larger car which wasnt terribly inconvenient but I felt like I wasn't getting what I expected.
From $65/dayRated #5
Budget
7.8 Good (12 reviews)
1 location in Helena
Budget
Locations in Helena
2850 Skyway Drive+1 406 442 6241
Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 7.9
  • 8.3
  • 7.6
  • 7.9
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
5.9 OkayJul 13 2021
10.0 ExcellentJun 7 2021
Pros: Staff was quick. Car was low miles and roomy for the money.
4.0 OkayApr 11 2021
Pros: Staff was in a hurry to get me out of there. No one was there when I dropped it off.Cons: Better customer service
4.4 OkayOct 5 2018
Poor experiencePros: Car was availableCons: Car was not clean, tires out of balance making 1400 mile trip like driving on washboard, no washer fluid, found in bad weather, windows and mirrors badly stained in hard water spots, difficult to use in night driving. This was second car, first car issued had bald tires...refused for safety.
9.2 ExcellentJul 10 2018
Easy check-in; needed some details consideredPros: Our vehicle was available even though we arrived late. The process for pick-up was easy and the staff person, helpful.Cons: Details in cleaning were missed, a few papers from previous renters still in the car..no windshield fluid was in the vehicle. This made for a few extra stops to clean the windshield due to the bugs!
6.0 GoodAug 12 2017
Cons: I was charged for an extra day when the receipt came.
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From $58/dayRated #6
National
Cheapest deal
6 Good (6 reviews)
1 location in Helena
National
Locations in Helena
2850 Mercer Loop+1 406 442 8620
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
  • 6.6
  • 6.3
  • 6
  • 5.6
  • 5.3
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJul 26 2020
Pros: Cahill and Silas found me a good rate and cleaned the car before giving it to me. My Ford Explorer had Sirius/XM, which was fun as I drove across the country.Cons: On a car with fewer than 2,000 miles, I was astonished to get a flat tire. Even worse, it turned out that my rental had no spare tire! No full-size, no "doughnut" size either! Roadside assistance was courteous, but it was estimated to be 4-5 hours before a new vehicle could be delivered. Instead, I drove to a nearby Sears Tire store. Still, the flat delayed my trip by 3.5 hours.
6.4 GoodJul 24 2016
Cons: I reserved an intermediate car and got a Nissan Sentra. Is that really an intermediate car? It seemed overpriced for the size and features (no satellite radio, etc). It was late at night and the parking lot was kind of far from the desk so I really didn't have an incentive to complain to the desk clerk. He told me it was a Nissan Sentra, but I'm not really familiar with many makes and models. Surprised when I get NYC area prices in Helena, MT.
5.6 OkayJul 3 2016
No one available at pick upPros: The car was fine. Slight smell of smoke :-(Cons: I waited at the counter at Helena Airport for almost half an hour before anyone showed up. I called the number on te sign at the counter No answer. I called the 800 number, spoke to a person, put on hold, disconnected by rating message. The attendant at the Avis counter went to look for the attendant, no luck. I called the 800 message again, waited, and finally the attendant showed up.
Easirent
1 location in Helena
Easirent
Locations in Helena
Helena Regional 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
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in Helena
Sunnycars
Locations in Helena
2850 Skyway Drive
Recent reviews
82 travelers who rented a car in Helena gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.5

Car rental locations in or near Helena

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

$74/day

Good deal

$60/day

When to book a rental car in Helena

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

Top tips for renting a car in Helena

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Helena for $60 or less
  • Book your rental car in Helena at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Helena are around 28% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Mini rental cars in Helena are around 7% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Helena

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

  • On average a rental car in Helena costs $74 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Enterprise ($95/day), Avis ($100/day) and Budget ($151/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Enterprise 3015 Prospect Ave 59601-9749 (2 miles from city center).

  • The average gas price in Helena 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.

  • Mini (Dodge Grand Caravan or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Helena.

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

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

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

  • A Mini car rental in Helena costs $59 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Helena costs $41 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Helena costs $44 per day, on average.

  • In Helena, cars are most frequently rented at Alamo 2850 Mercer Loop (2 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Helena costs $520 per week ($74 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Helena costs $2,230 per month ($74 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!).