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Minneapolis, MN
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Cheap car rentals in Minneapolis

Economy$36/day
Compact$33/day
Intermediate$36/day
Standard$40/day
Full-size$36/day
Full-size SUV$57/day
Premium SUV$68/day
Supplier choice$39/day
Intermediate SUV$39/day
Standard SUV$41/day
Compact SUV$43/day
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Minneapolis car rental reviews and directory

From $62/dayRated #1
Sixt
Best rated
8.6 Excellent (354 reviews)
2 locations in Minneapolis
Sixt
Locations in Minneapolis
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreFeb 13 2022
They told me I paid for a full tank of gas when I picked up the vehicle that wasn’t even the vehicle I wanted then charged me for gas after I dropped it off and I still haven’t received my deposit back yet
2.0 MediocreJan 26 2022
I was charged almost 50% more to my credit card and can not get in touch with anyone.!
10.0 ExcellentNov 11 2021
I found the luxury suv price very affordable, and got an extreme upgrade for very little cost for a 3 day trip. The car was very clean.
10.0 ExcellentSep 13 2021
Everything about the rental experience was awesome. Everyone was professional, kind, and efficient. This is the first time I've rented with Sixt and I definitely will again.
10.0 ExcellentJul 15 2021
Easy pick up and drop off
10.0 ExcellentJun 12 2021
Everything was professional and a pleasant experience
4.0 OkayMar 28 2021
I made a mistake on my rental days and the staff was less than enthusiastic to help solve my problem.
2.0 MediocreMar 11 2021
We cancelled our reservation a couple of weeks before departure dateand they still charged us and not responded.. do NOT use this company or priceline anymore.
10.0 ExcellentMar 1 2021
The staff was great - the car was clean and ready to go!Nothing
2.0 MediocreFeb 17 2021
When we went to pick up our rental, we werent allowed to rent from them after we said we were going to Alabama. What a chaos trying to find another rental company at last minute.
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From $79/dayRated #2
Thrifty
7.5 Good (305 reviews)
2 locations in Minneapolis
Thrifty
Locations in Minneapolis
  • 8.1
  • 7.9
  • 7.3
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMar 28 2022
The experience was quick and professional.
2.0 MediocreFeb 14 2022
Had to wait an hour at pickup
2.0 MediocreJan 9 2022
Never got a receipt from them- will be disputing any additional charges found.
2.0 MediocreDec 30 2021
The car had a terrible roaring noise at highway speeds and they were deceptive about the damage waiver.
2.0 MediocreDec 22 2021
The lady at the counter was trying to scam me on all the side insurances. I had to go through 3 different rental records and I think I still got screwed. Waiting to see how much I was overcharged and then will go to my credit card company and dispute. NEVER will I use Thrifty - would I recommend - HELL NO.
2.0 MediocreDec 21 2021
First we had to wait 10 minutes at the counter with no employees around to pick up our car. 2 of the 3 employees we encountered smelled like weed. Then none of the mechanical features on the passenger door worked. When we returned the car, we were told we were in the right place but really it was the wrong terminal and we had to walk 10 minutes and then take a public transport tram to get to the correct terminal.
6.0 GoodDec 14 2021
I reserved an SUV. I received a compact. There was a blizzard.
10.0 ExcellentNov 16 2021
Inside of car was very dirty
6.0 GoodNov 15 2021
The pick up was confusing
1.9 HorribleSep 22 2021
The woman at the check in did everything to get me to upgrade. She spent 20 minutes doing so while there were several people in line to pick up their cars. She was on the verge of deceptive practices and she almost got me to sign up for all the insurance and a nice luxury car until I saw the bottom line. I shared I spent a lot of time selecting exactly what I needed online and she was a jerk. I will look else where for my next vehicle.
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From $43/dayRated #3
Hertz
Cheapest deal
7.5 Good (274 reviews)
2 locations in Minneapolis
Hertz
Locations in Minneapolis
  • 8.1
  • 8
  • 7.4
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 18 2022
Hertz accused me of crashing their car. I drove the car a total of three times and parked in safe places. The car was in exactly the same condition when I dropped it off. Hertz sent me an email later after dropping it off claiming that I had been in an accident and asked me to admit to the fact. I refused, and now they have started legal proceedings. I even bought the Hertz recommended collision coverage, which they claim I now have to go through an insurance company to deal with. What a joke.
4.0 OkayApr 19 2022
no pickup in terminal #2 as usual. Had to take shuttle to another terminal. Added almost ½ hour to process and slow line when I finally got to the right spot.
10.0 ExcellentApr 4 2022
That I was able to get a rental vehicle in an hour notice as I found out our flight was canceled
8.0 ExcellentMar 26 2022
Their directions were clear. Pick up and drop off was seamless. Car was less not immaculate, but clean for the most part.
8.0 ExcellentMar 10 2022
Ordered a compact, kept getting told it was too small or they didn't have one? I couldn't figure out what it was, so ended up getting an upgrade to mid-size and having to pay for it. Just give me the car I booked. I live overseas; I know what a compact car is.
2.0 MediocreJan 26 2022
Hertz agent at airport did not honor my confirmation booking through website. She made me do the rental through Hertz which cost me over $400 more than the quoted price. Van was a 2019 but looked like it was from the 1980s and was dirty. We had to clean the van when we got to our hotel. Worst experience from Hertz that we’ve ever had!
2.0 MediocreDec 30 2021
They would not honor my reservation. I’m never using hertz or kayak again
4.0 OkayDec 27 2021
This was in the area where the vehicles were at the airport. The key fob needed a new battery. I was told to go get one and we will be reimbursed or I could pick a different vehicle. So I went to the counter to ask a question and because I wasn't a Gold Member, they turned around and walked away. So I got into the same vehicle and drove out. On our trip we had to find a store to replace the battery. Not a fan at all. Bringing the vehicle back, I couldn't get my money back, I had to get it back thru a voucher when we rent next time. Not a fan!!!!
10.0 ExcellentDec 17 2021
Good customer service and efficient. Nice clean car.
2.0 MediocreDec 11 2021
The price is more competitive than others, but ...after we picked up the vehicle, we found The gas is only half filled, that is OK The tire warning sign was on, we checked with service desk, we were told that it was cold temperature and will be gone when warmed up, it it stayed on for all 10-day trip, luckily we checked the tire pressure and it was OK. After 1 day of driving, the engine coolant light was on, we had to stop at a gas station and found coolant level was below LOW limit. So we bought a jug of coolant and added to full line. The windshield wiper fluid was low and the wiper had grinding noise when used, we had to manually control to wipe only 1-2 times and turned it off. Luckily we finished our trip safely, last year they charged us $450 for lost item after return and we did not even know what was missing, no sure what to happen this time. Probably not to use Hertz next time.
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From $70/dayRated #4
Dollar
7.1 Good (209 reviews)
2 locations in Minneapolis
Dollar
Locations in Minneapolis
  • 7.7
  • 7.4
  • 6.9
  • 6.8
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodDec 13 2021
I was charged for the insurance even though I said no.
2.0 MediocreNov 30 2021
We reserved and paid for a 7 passenger SUV. They gave us a 5 passenger car. It took three times of us going up to the car on the airport parking garage and back to the counter inside to get it right and then they forgot to give us the correct ticket to scan to leave the airport. It took over an hour to get the act picked up and leave the airport because of this.
6.0 GoodNov 29 2021
Rental counter had a wait, only one issuer - and we weren’t explained how to retrieve the car. Also expected to pay the price listed but weren’t told airport fees, other fees and mandatory insurance costs prior.
10.0 ExcellentOct 20 2021
There was only one person working the counter and it took around 40 minutes to get checked out.
3.9 MediocreSep 13 2021
The car had multiples dents and blemishes all around it. When I asked a Dollar employee to document the dents, she told me that they don't do that any more. Said I should just take pictures of each and then show them to Dollar if they try to say I caused the dents. Putting the burden on me to prove I did not do something after the fact when I am telling them about it ahead of time is wrong. And since I don't get anyone to check in the car upon return (you leave the car and they mail you a receipt later), again the burden is upon me to prove I did not do something after the fact.
10.0 ExcellentAug 30 2021
had to wait-out of vehicles, did a pre drive walk around and did not look at the drivers door-got to first stop and noticed dent, had a sticker on it but wanted to contact your lovely Asian CSR-what a nightmare just to contact the MSP airport division to verify-absolutly shameful! Anyway Miriam the original MGR to see us out was nice enough to scratch the fuel charges as we waited 2 hrs to get a vehicle! All good in the end-see you next year! Todd Kimmes tjkimmes@msn.com
10.0 ExcellentJul 25 2021
Great service and reasonable upgrade which really helped. The online reservation system was super buggy and required multiple attempts to get the rental confirmed.
10.0 ExcellentJun 30 2021
I got lost in the parking garage at the Austin airport. Didn't have a specific area to be picked up. I had to go to the arrivals to get picked up. I got my steps in that's for sure. All in all it was a good experience. No problem with the vehicle at all. It served it's purpose.
6.0 GoodJun 19 2021
Car was 2.5 hrs late for pickup. Drop off was not able to print a credit for a return full tank of gas when the pickup only had a little less then 1/2 a tank of gas.
4.0 OkayMay 30 2021
2nd car was okFirst car smelled of smoke and had a confusing fuel gauge.
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From $54/dayRated #5
Ace
Most popular
9.3 Excellent (32 reviews)
1 location in Minneapolis
Ace
Locations in Minneapolis
  • 9.4
  • 9.3
  • 9.3
  • 9.3
  • 9.2
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 6 2022
You do take a shuttle to the lot - but very close to terminal and many shuttles. I was impressed with the happy and energetic employees through out the entire process. Will rent again.
10.0 ExcellentMay 2 2022
Friendly staff are great! Shuttle driver was extremely helpful in providing information about local activities and attractions to visit in the area.
10.0 ExcellentMar 3 2022
Not ACE's fault, but it's a ridiculous walk and tram to get to the rental cars at MSP.
10.0 ExcellentMar 1 2022
Wonderful experience! Everything went smoothly and quickly and we had no issues and great interactions with all Ace staff.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 16 2022
This was the best rental car experience I’ve ever had. We didn’t have to wait at all for the shuttle, the car was backed up to the building, running and warm since it was below zero outside. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Also, everyone was incredibly friendly and polite. Top notch all the way around! We’ll definitely book at this ACE again.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 12 2022
Very friendly service, convenient location, and quick check-in and checkout process.
10.0 ExcellentJan 24 2022
The nicest people work at Ace. I have never had a better car rental experience.
10.0 ExcellentJan 5 2022
A new vehicle Volkswagen Tiguan with an excellent equipment. More than expected.
10.0 ExcellentOct 13 2021
Pickup was easy. Drop was easy. Couldn't ask for anything more!
1.9 HorribleSep 1 2021
I couldn’t rent because I had to have the money on a major credit card when I had it on a debit card
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From $63/dayRated #6
Enterprise
7.8 Good (42 reviews)
3 locations in Minneapolis
Enterprise
Locations in Minneapolis
  • 7.8
  • 8
  • 7.9
  • 7.7
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
9.2 ExcellentOct 22 2020
Great staff and easy pickup.Car interior was a bit dirty when we picked it up. Saw some crumbs on console/seats, but nothing terribly gross.
8.0 ExcellentJun 25 2020
No one was attending upon my return and the car was not clocked in until three hours later.
6.8 GoodNov 11 2019
The main reason I like renting at Enterprise Minneapolis Downtown location if for the after hours return option to the ramp.Had to wait 20 minutes for a car to be ready. Had to wait 10 minutes to return the car. With only one or two people working, they are never actually available to help the customer.
10.0 ExcellentSep 24 2019
Staff was great and prompt. Everything was taken care of quick and they were thorough.The rental had a bit of a funky smell to it, but not funky enough to make me upset. I would suggest finding an aromatic solution of sorts.
9.6 ExcellentNov 26 2018
Would use Enterprise againIt was a brand new car and it was just what I asked for. Due to a long distance drive I requested an all wheel or 4 wheel drive SUV and i was able to secure it with no hassle. It was a well equipped car and a super quick and easy check out at the desk. Well done Enterprise.
8.0 ExcellentJan 4 2018
It was cold in Minnesota and when I turned the heat on the windows would cloud up. I had to continuously turn on the rear and front window heaters which would then shut off the heat. But it was alright, I did not freeze but it could have been a little more comfortable. I would rent from them again.
2.0 MediocreJan 4 2018
HorribleNothing about enterpriseOur rental was supposed to be $460 for 12 days but I was charged $610. Enterprise told me they couldn’t find my booking and had to make a new one even though I had the confirmation number. When I called about the extra $150 I was transferred around and around no one was able to help. I will definitely be using a different rental company next time.
2.0 MediocreNov 15 2017
Kayak booked me with off airport carI booked a car using Kayak supposedly for MSP but when I got to the airport, I was that the car was for an off-airport location some 15 minutes away by taxi...and that I would return the car to the same location...they ended up renting me a car at 2.5x the price I reserved...never again...Kayak or Enterprise
9.2 ExcellentSep 4 2017
Cloth interior seating stained and appeared dirty.
2.8 MediocreJul 11 2017
they put a phantom charge on my account that temporarily doubled the cost. I was given no notice that I saw that the charge was coming. Almost ruined my whole trip.
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From $60/dayRated #7
Avis
7.1 Good (21 reviews)
3 locations in Minneapolis
Avis
Locations in Minneapolis
  • 7
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
  • 6.8
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentNov 11 2021
Good job, but wanted different car.
5.9 OkaySep 9 2021
There's only one Employee @ this location and that Employee is doing, processing rental agreement, taking customers to the second floor. Just one person. and if you call ahead of time you won't get anyone on the phone. F****ing corporate America at it's best. What else is new right? ✌
1.9 HorribleJul 30 2021
they claim the car is missing and i never dropped it off, i have proof that i did drop it off and told them i have proof. now they refuse to allow me to talk to the manager branch. they won't even report the car to the police. very suspicious on what they are doing
5.9 OkayJul 21 2021
This facility is NOT even close to the airport and does NOT have a shuttle or any kind of transportation solution to and from the airport. That said, the prices were great and they did upgrade the vehicle to help compensate for the inconvenience. Just be prepared for a $25 Uber each way, or a long walk through a scary part of town with an hour on the bus and train.
5.9 OkayJul 21 2021
Car smelled like cigarette and marijuana smoke....no time to deal with it at pickup and so had to smell that for three days....very upsetting.
7.9 GoodJun 24 2021
Pro: The rental staff was very friendly and efficient. I was thankful they staff member was there an hour after the office closed as I didn't see anywhere on my reservation that the office closed at 5:00 PM on weekdays and I arrived about 5:30-5:45. I also discovered that if I missed picking it up that day, I would loose the rental sale price. Did I say the checkout staff was very kind and efficient? Con: see above. Please include information on the reservation details (hours) and what happens if your flight is delayed or rescheduled. Please include a copy of any prior noted damage when the car is picked up. I took pictures but was not sure the company was aware of prior damage until I returned the car. Since the office was closed right after I received the keys, I could only take pictures and hope for the best. I called about how to get to the offsite AVIS office and was told I could take a lightrail and walk two blocks. I got a ride and saw it was way more than two blocks and through an area that I was told was not safe. After returning the car to the offsite office, we took an Uber back to the airport (15 minutes).
10.0 ExcellentJun 22 2021
Was not expecting anything too extravagant given the budget price. I was very pleasantly surprised! This was an affordable rental that was clean and drove very smoothly. It also had great gas mileage. We drove 6 hours round trip and probably spent less than $25 in gas.
8.0 ExcellentSep 16 2020
Felix at downtown mpls avis was great
10.0 ExcellentJul 24 2018
Totally adapted to our needsThey were able/willing to adjust our vehicle when the one we had reserved was not meeting our needs.Personnel were very value added.
8.4 ExcellentJun 26 2018
Upgrade in car. Friendly staff.Car was not fully clean. Maybe because it was an upgrade and had just been turned in? Guy cleaning cars was working real hard in heat.
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From $57/dayRated #8
Budget
6.7 Good (27 reviews)
2 locations in Minneapolis
Budget
Locations in Minneapolis
  • 6.9
  • 7.1
  • 6.3
  • 6.2
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentApr 19 2022
The staff was very helpful. The downtown Minneapolis location could use a little spiffing up but the service was excellent.
5.9 OkaySep 17 2021
The reservation was easy to do, made for a 3:00 pm pickup, but when I got to the office at 2:30 pm no one was there and someone else was waiting also. But when the arrived they were courteous and I was out of there in 10 minutes. I dropped the vehicle off about 30 minutes early and they just asked if tank was full and it was so he said thanks and I was gone. It would have been better not to have waited outside All was good.
1.9 HorribleSep 6 2021
The car rental was booked at the wrong location! Not happy!
5.9 OkayJul 30 2021
Location is great- I was able to ride my bike over to pick up the SUV. Not very personable service- I was checked in, signed the papers and given the key, then pointed in the general direction of the vehicle. No one walked out of the office with me, nor went over the car to look for damage or milage. I had to figure out on my own how to put the seat down so I could load my bike. When I opened the back, I saw an old coffee or other drink spill down the side of the trunk area. After loading my bike I got into the driver seat and noticed that the vehicle interior was dirty- dirt on the floor, dusty console, etc. I had to get to work so I took the vehicle as is. When I returned it I did inform the person that I handed the keys to that the car was dirty when I received it. Overall the vehicle fit my need and the location was convenient.
5.2 OkayJun 11 2019
I was able to drop the car off at the airport.When communicating by phone I would have liked to talk to someone in Minneapolis or at least the US not someone out of the country. I would have liked to pick up my car at the airport or at least provided with a free shuttle to downtown Minneapolis.
10.0 ExcellentJan 22 2019
Just I want get a monthly round $400 to keep rents for longer monthAlways best
9.6 ExcellentAug 28 2018
minneapolis reviewCustomer service was very professional. I mistakenly made the reservation for downtown Minneapolis instead of the airport. We picked it up there, but they allowed for return to the airport and waived the additional fee which was extremely helpful on our return.The car had a perfumey smell that we couldn't get out and it really bothered us. Otherwise everything was absolutely fine. The car was in good shape, no technical difficulties; felt safe.
8.0 ExcellentAug 26 2018
Very friendly staff. Car was fine.Wish I had known I could return the car to the airport at no extra cost BEFORE I went back to the pick up location.
4.0 OkayAug 15 2018
Worst car rental of my life.The car was clean, although bigger than we wanted, got so so mileage, and seats were not that comfortable.The wait at checkout was over 30 minutes. I got a ticket because the car had expired plates. When I had to extend the rental due to airline issues, the automated system couldn't extend it, the first, second and third actual persons couldn't do it, and the fourth only did after calling someone else. This also took more than 30 minutes. They are trying to charge me more than $300 for the extra day, which is more than the original 5 day rental.
4.8 OkayAug 12 2018
The service rep who helped me close out our account at the end was wonderful. I feel bad that he has to work in a place that seems to have so many screw ups.Waited in line at counter for 45 min to pick up. Had to go back to main desk to find anyone for drop off and discuss charge problem. I wasn't informed when I picked up the car at the airport that I was at the wrong location. I questioned the pick-up rep as to why the final price was $50 more than the quote. He said to call customer service later on. I did after leaving with car, they let me know I was charged $50 due to going to the wrong location. Had I been told that, we would have shuttled over to the correct pick up spot (very close to the airport). Rep at end helped sort it all out at the end.
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Eagle Rent A Car
1 location in Minneapolis
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in Minneapolis
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Sunnycars
1 location in Minneapolis
Sunnycars
Locations in Minneapolis
Recent reviews
1264 travelers who rented a car in Minneapolis gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.8

Car rental locations in or near Minneapolis

Good to know

Most popular agency

Ace

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$71/day

Good deal

$54/day

When to book a rental car in Minneapolis

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Top tips for renting a car in Minneapolis

  • Rent a car at the Minneapolis airport upon your arrival to get to your destination fast. It only takes a 20-minute drive into the city center and you can explore one of the “Twin Cities” of Minnesota at your own pace. If you want to explore surrounding areas like the Fort Snelling State Park, which is about 10 miles from the city center, or St. Paul, Minnesota’s capital, a rental car will get you out and about most efficiently.
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport has various car rental companies at your disposal. Travelers arriving at Terminal 1 Lindbergh should proceed to the second or third levels for car rental service desks. If landing at Terminal 2 Humphrey, go to the ground floor, where you will find the Ground Transport Center. Both terminals feature the same companies, including Hertz, National, and Avis.
  • Congestion and traffic jams are a regular issue in Minneapolis, especially during peak times (around 7-9 AM and 4-7 PM). To ease the congestion a little, traffic control agents are in place and it is pivotal to follow their orders and to only cross an intersection if you can make it all the way across without blocking the road. Also note that many streets in Minneapolis are one way, so be careful and watch out for the signs to avoid going in the wrong direction.
  • Winters in Minnesota can bring lots of snow, sleet, and ice, so be aware of that when traveling to Minneapolis during the colder months. The city is also known to be best equipped for dire weather conditions, but streets can still become narrower due to snow ploughs pushing the snow to both sides. At intersections, it may also be harder to see other vehicles around the corner when the snow is piled high, so proceed with caution at intersections.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Minneapolis for $54 or less
  • Book your rental car in Minneapolis at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Minneapolis are around 1% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Standard rental cars in Minneapolis are around 38% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Minneapolis