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Kalispell, MT
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From $52/dayRated #1
Alamo
Cheapest deal
Best rated
9 Excellent (130 reviews)
1 location in Kalispell
Alamo
Locations in Kalispell
4170 Us-2+1 844 917 0964
Monday08:00 - 23:30
Tuesday08:00 - 23:30
Wednesday08:00 - 23:30
Thursday08:00 - 23:30
Friday08:00 - 23:30
Saturday08:00 - 23:30
Sunday08:00 - 23:30
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  • 8.7
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodMay 9 2021
Cons: I asked for a full size car, was given a compact SUV, was told that was an upgrade. Negative, the Chevy Malibu I requested has more cubic square feet over all than that compact SUV. We had a wedding party for our daughter's wedding and wanted the space, but I could barely get our luggage in this compact, much less more people with room.
10.0 ExcellentMay 8 2021
Pros: Staff was friendly and drop off was easy. Agent even asked if they could have done something to make my rental better. Great Alamo team in Kalispell at FCA.Cons: May just be a mountain thing and all cars being parked outside but car was pretty dusty.
10.0 ExcellentMay 2 2021
Pros: yes and very efficient, no wait time, very nice car , easy return!Cons: Nothing
10.0 ExcellentApr 22 2021
Cons: I was pleased with the car and rental experience.
8.0 ExcellentApr 14 2021
Pros: Yes the staff was great and drop off was easy.Cons: The rental could have been a little better. The backup camera glass was broken and the windshield wipers wouldn't shut off.
6.0 GoodJan 1 2021
Pros: Yes the staff was friendly enough, though the clerk at pickup was not very well trained. Pickup took far too long...as though they were not ready for me even though I had pre-registered.Cons: The car was out of California with summer highway tires...not suitable for winter driving in Montana where we have snow and ice. A car with these kind of tires should never be rented in Montana in the winter. The low-tire warning light was on...2 tires were under inflated. This should have been fixed before renting the car. The wiper blades needed changing for they would not clear the windshield adequately.
6.0 GoodDec 13 2020
Pros: Pickup and drop off were easy. The person who helped me get checked in was very friendly and helpful.Cons: Online services and phone services were TERRIBLE. The online customer support system is essentially nonexistent and when I finally got through to people on the phone they were discourteous and unhelpful.
10.0 ExcellentOct 4 2020
Pros: Easy to pick up and drop offCons: Went amazing
3.6 MediocreOct 2 2020
Cons: A asked for a small Volkswagen. I was on a personal visit to a sick friend on a reservation during Corona and I did not want to stand out at all. I know it said "or similar vehicle", and I would've been ok with any car that was actually SIMILAR. But they gave me a really weird car, especially for Montana - a CHEVY MALIBU with New Mexico(?) plates!! I had to get another car at twice the price from a competitor, but it was still better that ridiculous sports car they wanted to give me.
10.0 ExcellentSep 26 2020
Pros: Easy experience, no hassle!Cons: N/a
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From $55/dayRated #2
Enterprise
8.6 Excellent (32 reviews)
1 location in Kalispell
Enterprise
Locations in Kalispell
4785 Hwy 2 E+1 406 755 4848
Monday08:00 - 23:30
Tuesday08:00 - 23:30
Wednesday08:00 - 23:30
Thursday08:00 - 23:30
Friday08:00 - 23:30
Saturday10:00 - 14:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
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Recent reviews
4.0 OkayMar 18 2021
Pros: we were able to pick up the car quicklyCons: The car itself was not good. When we asked if the car had 4 wheel drive we were told we would be fine without it without ever inquiring into where we were going-we could’ve used four wheel drive. While driving just along the highways themselves the car had difficulty maintaining speed and struggled at the slightest incline. The Bluetooth connection in the car was spotty at best; not to mention if you need to plug your phone in it wouldn’t play navigation from that phone anymore. If any of us had been traveling alone with this vehicle it would’ve been almost dangerous trying to read navigation from our phones the whole time. Having a good system for navigation on a rental car should absolutely be standard.
10.0 ExcellentOct 23 2020
Pros: We did a one way rental and everything went as planned. Staff at both enterprise locations were efficient and very professional.Cons: We arrived early into Whitefish and had hoped to pick up our vehicle early but there was insufficient inventory. Not the company’s fault but some flexibility would have been ideal.
8.8 ExcellentOct 8 2020
Pros: Staff at Enterprise is always superior. Helpful, fun, friendly.Cons: this one cost a bundle and it was a mid-size SUV.
10.0 ExcellentJun 16 2020
Pros: The woman running the place when I picked up the car was terrific! Friendly, well-informed, helpful.
10.0 ExcellentJun 6 2020
Pros: The branch manager, Krystal, was absolutely fantastic!!
10.0 ExcellentAug 26 2019
Pros: drop was easy. immediate shuttle to FCA airport. Customer service rep proactively met me outside to do final paperwork
10.0 ExcellentAug 22 2019
Pros: Staff was helpful and drop-off was easy. Got a free upgrade.
10.0 ExcellentJul 11 2019
Pros: Pickup was quick and car was great for our vacation needs
10.0 ExcellentDec 4 2018
Pros: Service
9.2 ExcellentSep 13 2018
Pros: Very comfortable car. Drives nice. Great leg room.Cons: Millage limit.
From $69/dayRated #3
Avis
8.1 Excellent (35 reviews)
1 location in Kalispell
Avis
Locations in Kalispell
4170 US Highway 2 East+1 406 257 2727
Monday08:00 - 23:30
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Tuesday08:00 - 23:30
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Wednesday08:00 - 23:30
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Thursday08:00 - 23:30
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Saturday08:00 - 23:30
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Sunday08:00 - 23:30
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Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMar 3 2021
Pros: The front desk was super accommodating. Friendly and organized staff.Cons: Nothing
2.0 MediocreFeb 18 2021
Pros: dollar rental was very friendly and helpful. When our flight was delayed Avis would not assure us that we would have a suv to rent.Cons: If someone is willing to pay for a suv even though they can't pick it up when planned, they should make sure the suv is there when they get there.
2.0 MediocreOct 17 2020
Cons: This was at Glacier National Airport in Kalispell, MT. Made the reservation with Avis because the value was reasonable and they were open at 8 AM when I needed to pick up the car and make it to an appointment. Arrived at 8 AM and two people at the counter, neither of which could rent me the car because they did not work the front desk. They said the person was running late and would be in shortly. Thirty minutes later, the front desk person was still not there. Could not wait any longer so I went to Budget and they had just what I needed and for the same price. Avis lost the rental and a customer.
8.0 ExcellentSep 16 2020
Cons: The tires on my rental required filling every other day. As soon as I left the lot, the tire light came on....luckily nothing happened and they didn’t deflate completely but I still feel like this should have been looked at prior to me driving
10.0 ExcellentSep 8 2020
Pros: The Staff was friendly but didn't talk my ear off, the Vehicle was newer & in great shape. It also got decent gas mileage for a big ford expedition, about 20 MPG. Pick Up & Drop Off was a breeze & took less than 5 minutes for both.Cons: I thought the $1,300.00 Price Tag was Pretty Steep for 6 Days, especially since the last day I dropped the vehicle off between 7:30 & 8:00 AM.
2.8 MediocreAug 1 2020
Pros: Nothing. Staff was incredibly rude. First vehicle (PREMIUM SUV) was scratched horribly and filthy. Went back in and thrown second set of keys to a comparably filthy suburban. Staff didn’t walk vehicle and it was never cleaned.
8.0 ExcellentSep 24 2019
Cons: I usually choose to fill the tank before returning the vehicle, but their scare tactic did not sit well with me. They said, if you do not return the car with the gas tank completely full we will charge you what it would cost to refill the entire tank (not just any missing).
8.8 ExcellentSep 20 2019
Pros: Pickup in Glacier was easy. Had a free upgrade because we were dropping off in another state.Cons: Drop off in Rapid City created a small issue. The attendant asked if I had purchased gas ( drove 2700 miles) . She then charged me for gas! Fortunately I caught it before I left. She said she must have pushed the wrong key! Not likely.
9.6 ExcellentSep 14 2019
Pros: Pick up and drop off very efficient.
7.6 GoodSep 11 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly and helpful.Cons: Only one staff member on arrival to help customers, took awhile.
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From $66/dayRated #4
Budget
9.1 Excellent (12 reviews)
1 location in Kalispell
Budget
Locations in Kalispell
4170 Us Highway 2 East+1 406 755 7500
Monday08:00 - 23:30
Tuesday08:00 - 23:30
Wednesday08:00 - 23:30
Thursday08:00 - 23:30
Friday08:00 - 23:30
Saturday08:00 - 23:30
Sunday08:00 - 23:30
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Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJul 28 2019
Pros: ALL GOOD ! ! !
10.0 ExcellentMay 6 2019
Pros: Super easy drop off. Young lady at the counter when I picked up was incredibly helpful and friendly.Cons: Literally nothing
10.0 ExcellentSep 17 2018
Best car rental companyPros: Quick and easy to understand instructions for rentals. Very informative. Beth showed us the car we would be using, so that we wouldn’t get confused and she also offered the best choice for us, since there are some age restrictions. She also gave us unlimited mileage which was a huge bonus for us! We will be booking with Budget again soon! Thanks Beth!
10.0 ExcellentJul 20 2017
Pros: The car was new and clean. Budget charged exactly the fee that was quoted. Quick service at the airport.
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From $79/dayRated #5
Thrifty
8.8 Excellent (16 reviews)
1 location in Kalispell
Thrifty
Locations in Kalispell
4170 U.s. Highway 2 East+1 406 257 7333
Monday08:00 - 23:30
Tuesday08:00 - 23:30
Wednesday08:00 - 23:30
Thursday08:00 - 23:30
Friday08:00 - 23:30
Saturday08:00 - 23:30
Sunday08:00 - 23:30
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Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJun 13 2021
Pros: They were friendly and gave us a great car. It was very simple and easy.Cons: The seats in the car were stained and some other areas were also dirty. They need to be more thorough.
10.0 ExcellentJun 9 2021
Pros: Friendly, helpful staff, no pressure to buy additional coverages, fast service, easy return.Cons: Cost!!!!!!
6.0 GoodJun 8 2021
Pros: The staff was very friendly.Cons: The tires were inflated to odd levels of pressure from 28 to 40 pounds per square inch. We had to go to a station and have them inflated and deflated. It took an hour out of our trip to find a station with an air pump.
6.0 GoodMay 27 2021
Pros: at drop off, I explained that the gas tank was FULL. After reviewing the bill before boarding my flight, I discovered that I was charged for the cost of $97 for fuel. I had to go back to the agent (behind the security) and she corrected it. I find this annoying as it is a basic component of checking out a rental car. Other attendants go over the statement LINE by LINE. Not at this station. Peculiar, With kind regards, Roger van den BerghCons: Please pay attention at checkout.
10.0 ExcellentMay 18 2021
Pros: Very friendly staff, no line and easy rental process.Cons: I wasn't sure how to return the vehicle - had to take keys to the desk unlike other rental experiences where someone is there waiting to check you in or you leave the keys in the car. Signage would have helped as we were in a rush.
4.0 OkayMar 3 2021
Pros: I liked the rental once I got one.Cons: The first rental not properly working, it wouldn’t start up right away, the car had several dents and scratches on the car, it also smelled like smoke. When I made the reservation counter aware, they acted as if there wasn’t a problem. Business as usual.
10.0 ExcellentAug 14 2019
Pros: Friendly staff and super easy pickup / drop off.Cons: I had no other expectations to be met that were not. Very pleased.
9.6 ExcellentJan 21 2019
Pros: The staff was incredibly helpful and to-the-point. He did not try to sell me any add-ons or unneeded extras, and got us in and out very quickly. The car was top-notch (I don’t think a Chrysler 300 fits in the “compact” category that we paid for, but we certainly didn’t complain) and drove very well.Cons: We found a bit of trash in the backseat and the trunk. Nothing shocking, but we did end up cleaning out more trash than we added to the car.
10.0 ExcellentJun 28 2018
Pros: quick, easy and very good service from the counter help from Hertz/Thrifty employees. I am very pleased. Nancy
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From $91/dayRated #6
Hertz
Most popular
8.6 Excellent (7 reviews)
1 location in Kalispell
Hertz
Locations in Kalispell
4170 Highway 2 East+1 406 758 2220
Monday08:00 - 23:30
Tuesday08:00 - 23:30
Wednesday08:00 - 23:30
Thursday08:00 - 23:30
Friday08:00 - 23:30
Saturday08:00 - 23:30
Sunday08:00 - 23:30
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Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 21 2021
Pros: Super friendly staff. Very easy rental and return. One of my better rental experiences.
10.0 ExcellentJul 30 2020
Pros: Got car I needed and everything went quick and smoothCons: Nothing
4.0 OkayJul 23 2018
I ordered a large suv and got a mid size insteadPros: Thecar was ok but not what I ordered. They offered me $20 off per day which frankly was an insult. They initially offered me a hundai sonata which would totally not work for 4 large adults. I booked the car 3 months ago so I gave them way more lead time than necessary,Cons: As above
9.2 ExcellentAug 30 2017
Knowledgable and friendlyPros: Check in and paperwork were simpleCons: Parking lot is 100 yards from the terminal and in the dirt.
10.0 ExcellentJul 4 2017
Pros: The best van i ever rentedCons: would aways prefer unlimited miles did not like the restriction as we were out west in a national park
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From $80/dayRated #7
National
8.4 Excellent (15 reviews)
1 location in Kalispell
National
Locations in Kalispell
4170 Us-2+1 844 917 0965
Monday08:00 - 23:30
Tuesday08:00 - 23:30
Wednesday08:00 - 23:30
Thursday08:00 - 23:30
Friday08:00 - 23:30
Saturday08:00 - 23:30
Sunday08:00 - 23:30
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  • 8.5
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJul 30 2017
Loved our KIA SOULPros: I liked the Soul for our travel car, plenty of room, very good visibility and the four door mini wagon had plenty of pep in the mountains, solid driving and might consider buying one in the future.Cons: absolutely nothing, perfect rental
2.0 MediocreJun 9 2017
Cons: Bait and switch, Booked "Chrysler 200 or similar," They put us in a Kia sub-compact and charged us an additional fee for a Toyota I will be disputing charges,
6.0 GoodJan 6 2017
the car had very poor heating elements and the winPros: price and friendliness of staff at rental counterCons: the car did not drive well; the seats were uncomfortable; and the defrost system did not operate properly. Also, the sound system was substandard and didn't allow iPod compatibility for long car ride.
10.0 ExcellentNov 26 2016
Pros: Great value. Only rental in Kalispell with unlimited miles
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From $72/dayRated #8
Payless
8 Excellent (5 reviews)
1 location in Kalispell
Payless
Locations in Kalispell
4170 Highway 2 East+1 406 257 2727
Monday08:00 - 23:30
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Tuesday08:00 - 23:30
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Wednesday08:00 - 23:30
00:00 - Invalid date
Thursday08:00 - 23:30
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Friday08:00 - 23:30
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Saturday08:00 - 23:30
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Sunday08:00 - 23:30
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Recent reviews
3.6 MediocreAug 25 2020
Pros: Received an upgrade even though we didn't want it.Cons: Receptionist was extremely rude the entire time, accusing us of spreading covid-19. Double charged by company and still fighting to receive a refund as they have quit responding to my emails.
10.0 ExcellentSep 21 2019
Pros: Staff was very helpful. Needed and extra rental day and was no problem getting it done
8.8 ExcellentJun 22 2018
Mileage limit surprisePros: Vehicle rented was good. Pickup was good.Cons: Didn't know there was a mileage limit. It was a new vehicle that when it got hot smelled of burning rubber.
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Easirent
1 location in Kalispell
Easirent
Locations in Kalispell
Glacier Park International 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 Kalispell
Sunnycars
Locations in Kalispell
4170 Us Highway 2 East
Recent reviews
252 travelers who rented a car in Kalispell gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.7

Car rental locations in or near Kalispell

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$89/day

Good deal

$70/day

When to book a rental car in Kalispell

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Top tips for renting a car in Kalispell

  • Plonked amidst various scenic lakes and beautiful national parks, renting a car in Kalispell is definitely a must to seize the chance and explore not only inner Kalispell and its casinos, but also the breathtaking surroundings encasing the city. Flathead Lake, for instance, is only a 15-minute ride away, and within a 1-3 hours’ drive you can be in the many surrounding refuges and national forests to explore the beautiful scenery of Montana.
  • The Glacier Park International Airport lies about 10 miles north of Kalispell and sports various car rental agencies on the airport grounds, including Avis, Hertz, Alamo, and National. The four agencies are located at the terminal close to the Baggage Claim area, and within approximately 20 minutes travelers can be at the center of Kalispell. There are also further off-site agencies that offer shuttle services to and from the airport.
  • Montana has particularly scenic and breathtaking scenery, but it is also a pitfall when it comes to concentrating while driving. Remember to stay focused and don’t let the wonderful surroundings distract you. Drunk driving and distracted driving are still the most common reasons why accidents are caused here. Make sure to take regular breaks, especially when driving over longer stretches of road, and change drivers regularly if possible.
  • When venturing out of Kalispell to explore the surrounding parks, make sure to adapt your speed to the winding mountain roads, especially in winter. When visiting Kalispell in winter, generally ensure that the rental car is properly equipped and has winter tires attached. Also, if necessary, rent snow chains and carry some snacks, a blanket, and a thermos with you. When driving in Kalispell, also bear in mind that, due to the piled up snow on either side, the streets will be narrower.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Kalispell for $70 or less
  • Book your rental car in Kalispell at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Kalispell are around 42% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Kalispell

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

  • On average a rental car in Kalispell costs $89 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in Kalispell is Alamo (9.0, 154 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Kalispell is $3.40 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $41 and $54, depending on the car size.

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

  • Car rental companies onsite at Glacier Park airport include Hertz, Alamo, Budget, Avis, Thrifty, Payless and National.

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

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

  • A Standard car rental in Kalispell costs $82 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Kalispell costs $83 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Kalispell costs $84 per day, on average.

  • In Kalispell, cars are most frequently rented at Budget 4170 Us Highway 2 East (8 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Kalispell costs $622 per week ($89 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Kalispell costs $2,664 per month ($89 per day).

  • Opting for a 4-wheel-drive car in Kalispell is definitely a good choice -- and not only in the winter. With gravel roads, winding mountain roads, and wintery conditions all a possible part of the experience, it is better to have a car which provides the essential traction. The SUV is still one of the most popular cars for this area, so opting for one will also make you blend in with the locals better.

  • Unless posted differently, 25 mph is allowed to be driven within the city of Kalispell, but, especially during the cold months, it is imperative to adjust your speed and slow down considerably. On some highways, drivers can go up to 80 mph, but some also only permit 70 mph, so check the signs on the right-hand side.

  • To fill up their tank, travelers will have to pay around $2.75 per gallon in Kalispell -- but some gas stations like Costco or Cenex tend to be cheaper, with prices as low as $2.69. Before venturing into the mountains, ensure the tank is full, as gas stations are not available in very remote areas.

  • There are various possibilities for parking in Kalispell, from metered on-street parking to parking garages and lots. When parking on the street, always read the signs for time restrictions and prices, though usually fees apply Monday to Saturday between 9am and 9pm. Alternatively, there are also parking garages and lots available in the city or at the airport.

  • 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!).