Kansas City car rentals

Kansas City car rentals

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Kansas City, KS
Sep 29 — Oct 6
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Kansas City, KS
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Kansas City car rental information

Pick-up locationKansas City
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Minivan, Pickup truck, Premium, Premium SUV, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations3
Popular agenciesAvis, Enterprise

Cheap car rentals in Kansas City

Full-size SUV$93/day
Pickup truck$102/day
Premium SUV$164/day
Standard SUV$87/day
Intermediate SUV$115/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Kansas City car rental reviews and directory

From $39/dayRated #1
Best rated
6.7 Good (30 reviews)
5 locations in Kansas City
Locations in Kansas City
  • 6.5
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Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJul 1 2021
The price I secured online was not honored. I was charged full price and told they do not give discounts.They don’t honor any online discounts.
2.0 MediocreJun 14 2021
They cancelled before my arrival with no help or suggestions for a suitable replacementactually having a car
2.0 MediocreSep 1 2020
RNothing- no cars available
2.0 MediocreAug 11 2020
Travelers are in a hurry, when we do a Phone SEARCH, MCI rental cars, we actually want to PICKUP at MIC airport. Travelers don't know what street address or zip code is at the downtown location. Then there's no way to call you, you were closed. I better NOT had been charged anything.
7.6 GoodAug 9 2020
The pickup process was very quick. Staff was friendly and helpful. Price was considerably less to pick up at the downtown location vs the airport- $200 less!The downtown location didn't have a way to return the rental to them late Saturday or Sunday. I had to pay extra to take it to the airport, less than 1-2 day rental, but still a drag.
4.4 OkayAug 7 2020
drop off was easythe car was dirty, the pick up attendant was short with me, the car was on empty and I had to repeatedly ask him to wipe off spit luggies from the inside of the car, he was hot and in a hurry, very transactional not the proffessionalism I am used to with you guys or other rental companies
2.0 MediocreAug 15 2019
Nothing! Terrible customer service!!They booked me a time after they close for the day so I couldn’t pick up my car. I called the next morning when they opened but they had given my car away the day before. They wouldn’t honor my booking. They charged me double. They would’t “pick us up” (their slogan). Very frustrating!!!
9.2 ExcellentJul 20 2019
Quick pickup and a free ride to our final destination after we dropped the car off!Car was cleaned hastily before we received it, was still pretty dirty.
10.0 ExcellentMay 14 2019
Staff was AMAZING! Quick, friendly service and not feeling rushed at allNothing! It was great, very accommodating
8.0 ExcellentFeb 1 2019
Yes friendly staff and they accommodated meVan was not cleaned and had a bad smell inside
From $34/dayRated #2
6.2 Good (35 reviews)
4 locations in Kansas City
Locations in Kansas City
  • 5.9
  • 6.1
  • 6.2
  • 6.1
  • 6.3
Recent reviews
1.9 HorribleJun 22 2021
They don't bother informing you on web site or when you book that a major credit card is needed to be able to rent a car including a credit check, no cash or debit card just major credit cards so if you dont have one they will turn you away. Worst experience ever and I'll never go back to AVIS ever, I'll continue to rent from Enterprise because they rented me a truck without major credit card or a reservation on same day AVIS turned me down and almost ruined the family vacation.
2.0 MediocreJun 13 2021
They called me 30 minutes prior to my scheduled pick up and told me that they did not have a car for me. They told me to go to KC airport location as they had cars. I went to airport and they said that they didn't know why they told me that. They would not rent me a car for the same price as my reservation. They were charging almost three times as much! Airfare was less than that so I decided to fly instead!!
10.0 ExcellentJan 5 2021
Owners and staff were so friendly, pick up and drop off was great!It was so smooth, I can’t think of anything that could have improved.
10.0 ExcellentSep 24 2020
The car was great and the staff was very helpfulDrop off was not easy to figure out, I wish they had let me know ahead of time how to do the after hours drop off, since they knew I rented it until 10pm on the day of my return.
10.0 ExcellentSep 9 2020
The ease and that they do not hold a deposit on a cc.The car I originally wanted was out.
2.0 MediocreAug 19 2020
Nothing staff was rude!Everything! Had hidden policies!
2.0 MediocreAug 15 2020
4.0 OkayAug 3 2020
location is near my housecar smelled like cigarettes, i dropped my keys off after hours and was charged through the next day
2.0 MediocreDec 13 2019
Me cobraron 80.50 por la rentar de 24 horas de Kansas City mo a Dallas foth worth airport y al entregar el coche me quedo la cuenta en 140 por un carro súper pequeño sucio se me hace un robóSean honestos con sus costos y hablen con la verdad, no cobros ocultos
9.6 ExcellentSep 25 2019
If I could have dropped off the vehicle at the airport that would have saved me money since I wouldn’t have had to take an Uber to the airport after I dropped off my rental. It was also inconvenient to drop off the rental, wait for an Uber, then pack all my bags BACK into the Uber when it arrived.
From $24/dayRated #3
Cheapest deal
Most popular
6 Good (39 reviews)
1 location in Kansas City
Locations in Kansas City
  • 6.8
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  • 5.5
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentSep 9 2021
It would be helpful if the inside windshield and rear windows are cleaned. There is a film covering them that adds glare to the sightline making it difficult to see clearly while the sun is setting and reflection of on coming headlights at night.
7.9 GoodAug 24 2021
Everything good except for the cigarette smellin the car
10.0 ExcellentAug 19 2021
Everything was Great Crown Center Location Is the best rental car place I’ve ever been to
2.0 MediocreJun 30 2021
Booked a car...we arrived after 6pm. They were closed. Cost me $110 Uber ride. Called the next day...they had no cars to rent. Even though I paid in full. I will Never use hertz again. Now I will reverse the charges on my Amex.
4.0 OkayJun 28 2021
Car was fine. Clean except the gum wrappers in the passenger door. Return was super fast and easy.Even after calling Hertz to confirm our reservation and pickup location, we were told upon arrival that our rental was booked at an off-site location (not airport). The desk staff scrambled to find us a car, but it all could have been avoided 3 days earlier when the reservation was confirmed.
8.0 ExcellentJun 12 2021
I was a bit shocked to receive a car with bird poo on the car doors in numerous places. Also, the interior windows were so dirty, I was literally unable to see when driving into the sun and had to clean the windows myself. I had a reservation through Kayak that FORTUNATELY was prepaid or I never would have gotten a car, even with the reservation due to them “selling out” of vehicles.
10.0 ExcellentMay 10 2021
Somehow I mistakenly reserved the car at the downtown location instead of the airport. The manager was able to find a car available for me rather than having to uber into town and then worry about getting to airport early Sunday morning.
2.0 MediocreMar 18 2021
Rental car was not available at location. I feel this was a scam/fraud. I am not able to get my money back. You should penalize vendors who take advantage of changing rental car location. My dad was sick in the hospital and this made it worse.Full refund and penalizing Priceline for their fraudulent practices.
2.0 MediocreFeb 17 2021
receipt. Car was returned after being profesionaly cleaned by commercial cleaners. After I left, they added a 300$ cleaning charge to my bill.
2.0 MediocreFeb 3 2021
I will never look at Hertz as one of the first companies I rent from. I had to make a change because of a family emergency and not only did the change get messed up -- booked at the wrong location. When I called back to straighten the location out, I was informed that the upgrade would cost $455.00 more -- for 2 extra days. I cancelled the reservation immediately and one of your competitors not only helped me get a car, but gave me a better rate than I got from Hertz in the first place. Extremely poor customer service and many of my friends and family were aware of how I was treated. Won't forget it either.
From $52/dayRated #4
9.2 Excellent (4 reviews)
1 location in Kansas City
Locations in Kansas City
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  • 9.5
Recent reviews
8.8 ExcellentOct 9 2016
Courteous staff. Great price. Vehicle was as expCar was slightly dirty at pick up.
1 location in Kansas City
Locations in Kansas City
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108 travelers who rented a car in Kansas City gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.4

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Car rental insurance in Kansas City

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Kansas City 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 Kansas City.


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 Kansas City car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Kansas City

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Kansas City for $34 or less
  • Book your rental car in Kansas City at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in Kansas City are around 19% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Kansas City

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

  • On average a rental car in Kansas City costs $50 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Enterprise ($63/day) and Avis ($93/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Enterprise 7611 State Ave 66112-2817 (7 miles from city center).

  • The average gas price in Kansas City 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 Kansas City.

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

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Kansas City airport to off-airport locations include Thrifty, Hertz, Enterprise, Alamo, Dollar, Avis, Budget, 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 Kansas City costs $48 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Kansas City costs $75 per day, on average.

  • A Full-size car rental in Kansas City costs $31 per day, on average.

  • In Kansas City, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 7321 North Oak Traffic Way (8 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Kansas City costs $349 per week ($50 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Kansas City costs $1,494 per month ($50 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!).