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Mason City car rentals from $56/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 Mason City with a pick-up date of 6/14 and drop-off date of 6/22. 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 Mason City

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Economy$57/day
Compact$58/day
Standard$64/day
Full-size$64/day
Minivan$112/day
Full-size SUV$130/day
Premium$75/day
Pickup truck$113/day
Supplier choice$56/day
Compact SUV$66/day
Standard SUV$78/day
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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Mason City

  • There are several advantages of renting cheap car rentals in Mason City that make it a better option than alternative transport modes. Renting a car will give you freedom to explore the city and its surroundings at your own pace. In addition, Mason City is a small city, but there are several attractions that can be easily accessed by car. The Charles H. MacNider Art Museum, the Music Man Square, and the Lime Creek Nature Center are all great places to explore with Mason City car rentals.
  • Mason City Airport (MCW) is a small regional airport that serves Mason City and its surrounding areas. The car rental offices at MCW are located just outside the terminal building in the nearby parking lot. After collecting your baggage, you can follow the signs to the rental car area, which is a short walk from the terminal building. Fort Dodge Airport (FOD) is about 55 miles south of Mason City. The rental car offices at FOD are located in the terminal building near the baggage claim area.
  • Driving in Mason City is generally straightforward and relaxing, but it's always good to keep a few things in mind. As in any city, you should be aware of pedestrians, especially in the downtown area. While jaywalking is not as common in Mason City as it is in some larger cities, pedestrians may still cross the street unexpectedly, so drivers should remain alert when driving cheap car rentals in Mason City. In addition, Mason City has a relatively calm and relaxed driving culture, however, there may be some impatient or aggressive drivers, so it's always best to drive defensively and avoid any confrontations.
  • Rush hour traffic in Mason City is generally not a significant issue as the city is small and does not have major congestion problems. However, during peak hours typically from 7 am to 9 am and 4 pm to 6 pm, traffic on the main streets and highways like US 65 and US 18 may get slightly busier. During the winter, snow and ice can make driving cheap car rentals in Mason City difficult, particularly on bridges and overpasses. The city and county road crews are generally quick to clear the roads, but drivers should still exercise caution during winter travel.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Mason City for $56 or less
  • Book your rental car in Mason City at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Mason City are around 2% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Mason City

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Mason City?

    On average a rental car in Mason City costs $56 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 Mason City found in the last 2 weeks is $56.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Mason City?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Enterprise Rent-A-Car ($56/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Enterprise Rent-A-Car 2740 4th St Sw 50401-1527 (2 miles from city center).

  • How much is gas price in Mason City?

    The average gas price in Mason City is $3.89 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $47 and $62, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Mason City?

    Compact (Nissan Versa or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Mason City.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Mason City?

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

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Mason City?

    A Compact car rental in Mason City costs $55 per day, on average.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Mason City?

    On average a rental car in Mason City costs $392 per week ($56 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Mason City costs $1,680 per month ($56 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Mason City?

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

  • How many car agencies are operating in Mason City?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 2 car rental agencies in Mason City.

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Mason City?

    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 Mason City?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Mason City 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 Mason City?

    When choosing Mason City car rentals, a compact or midsize car would be recommended as they are easy to drive and maneuver, especially on the smaller roads in the downtown area. Additionally, these cars have good fuel efficiency, which is useful for longer road trips and daily commutes. In addition, the Mason City area is relatively flat, so you won't need a car with high ground clearance or special off-road capabilities.

  • What’s the speed limit in Mason City?

    The speed limit in Mason City varies by road type and location. In residential areas and downtown, the speed limit is typically 25 miles per hour (mph). On major streets and highways like US 65 and US 18, the speed limit is generally 45 mph. In some areas outside the city limits, particularly on rural roads and highways, the speed limit may increase to 55 mph or higher.

  • Where are the best places to park in Mason City?

    Mason City has several convenient parking options available throughout the city. Free parking can be found in several areas downtown, particularly on side streets and in public lots, such as East State Street and Federal Avenue. The city also has a few free public parking garages. In some areas, particularly around popular destinations like restaurants and stores, paid parking meters are available and are typically enforced during regular business hours. The rates for metered parking vary between $0.25 to $0.75 per hour, depending on the location.

Mason City car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.0

Very good

4 reviews
Best rated
Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

8.5

One location in Mason City

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2740 4th St Sw

+1 641 423 8300

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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4.0 Mediocre

Dec 2022

KAYAK
They had no cars available and don’t take debit card, and require a deposit I believe. They did give me a ride home though after I took the bus there, that was nice of them.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2021

KAYAK
Great Service. My only issue is the hours of 9 to 5 Monday-Friday for pickup. Dropoff on the weekend is available.

1 out of 1

Easirent

4.6

Mediocre

No reviews available

2 locations in Mason City

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Locations in Mason City

Mason City Municipal Airport

Opening times not available

Waterloo Municipal Airport

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Hertz

No score available yet

3 locations in Mason City

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Locations in Mason City

2790 Livingston Lane

+1 319 287 5189

Monday09:00 - 13:0014:00 - 17:30
Tuesday11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday11:00 - 17:00
Thursday11:00 - 17:00
Friday14:00 - 17:3009:00 - 13:00
Sunday13:00 - 22:00

3801 West Ridgeway Avenue

+1 319 277 3552

Opening times not available

4807 University Ave

+1 319 277 3552

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00

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7.2 Good

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Did a good job and helpful

Cons:

Price to high

10.0 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff. Easy pickup.

Cons:

There weren’t great signs indicating where to park the car for drop off.

5.2 Fair

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Once someone came to the desk, the pickup and dropoff was quick and painless. The size of the car was as promised in my booking online, the price was cheaper than other locations close to Cedar Falls, and the car was pretty clean on the interior.

Cons:

The front seats of my Hyundai Sonata were extremely uncomfortable and I drove the vehicle for 24+ hours... the bar under the driver and passenger seat made me and my passenger's tailbone extremely sore and my friend even said she could feel the bruise days later after the trip. Also, the trunk reeked of vinegar and was still wet so the thick cardboard box I had in the back with various grocery/pantry items soaked through and when I picked it up all of the items fell through the bottom. I had to remove the outer box of the cereal and other items and place into grocery sacks. Luckily, my pillow was on top of my luggage and only the outside of my luggage bag was damp.

9.2 Wonderful

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The associate who helped us was very friendly and knowledgeable. She was a great help!

Cons:

The vehicle we had was a Jeep Compass and it was not very comfortable.

2.0 Poor

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

There was no one there when I arrived to pick the car up. Had to rent from another rental agency.

9.6 Wonderful

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Absolutely everything, including the amazing service that the girl who attended us gave.Absolutely amazing.

1 out of 3

Avis

No score available yet

One location in Mason City

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2790 Livingston Lane

+1 319 233 0569

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday12:00 - 18:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The car ran very smooth for 9 hours to Oklahoma. Value for the money was pretty good.

6.0 Okay

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The Car

Cons:

No water in the recipient of the vehicle

5.6 Fair

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

We expected a Ford Escape but received a Nissan Murano. Very nice vehicle for our trip.

Cons:

The previous renter smoked in the car even tho they have a non-smoking policy. The car was not detailed and had gunk in the cup holders, etc. The insurance was horrid - $30 extra per day. We paid a few dollars more than what Kayak said, but the insurance was a joke. I'll never rent from Avis again ever.

7.2 Good

Mar 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice car, good mileage

Cons:

over $200.00 for a one day rental. Mediocre stereo

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2023

KAYAK
Avis service at the Waterloo Airport was excellent. I recommend it. thanks

2.0 Poor

Feb 2022

KAYAK
Kayak/Avis let me book a rental car online but they didn’t have any in stock. Flew to the airport and was stranded there. Not happy

1 out of 2

Budget

No score available yet

One location in Mason City

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2790 Livingston Lane

+1 319 287 8026

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday12:00 - 18:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was very helpful and the drop-off very friendly

4.0 Mediocre

Dec 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Lady at drop off was really nice and a pleasure to work with in West Allis

Cons:

Payed for impala got a Cruze. Extremely low tire pressure. Had to take time to properly inflate. Dangerously low tire pressure. Car was not pulled up or ready. Enterprise next time!

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Ease of pick up and drep off.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Great!!!!

4.8 Mediocre

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The car itself was fine, even though it was clear that someone had smoked in it at some point.

Cons:

I should have looked at the paperwork more carefully, to be sure, but the tank was only 3/4 full when we got the car and the rental agreement said that it was full, so I had to fill the tank. This was an irritating waste of money, as I'd barely used two gallons of fuel.

6.4 Okay

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The was a fairly quick pick-up at the airport with no major complications, though the customer service agent was a little curt. The car worked as promised, though I did think it would have cruise control and it did not.

Cons:

This car was very stinky, clearly one that a lot of cigarettes had been smoked in. After driving for an hour to my destination, then three hours to another, my clothes and luggage already reeked and I was getting a headache. Budget should notify regarding which cars are smoking vs. non-smoking and make that a selectable option for customers.

1 out of 5

AutoEurope

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One location in Mason City

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Waterloo Airport

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Free2Move

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One location in Mason City

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1501, S Grand Ave

Monday07:30 - 16:30
Tuesday07:30 - 16:30
Wednesday07:30 - 16:30
Thursday07:30 - 16:30
Friday07:30 - 16:30

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52 travelers who rented a car in Mason City gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.6

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Most popular agency

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

$56/day

Good deal

$56/day

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