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Missoula car rentals from $47/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 Missoula with a pick-up date of 6/27 and drop-off date of 8/1. 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 Missoula

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Mitsubishi Mirage car
Mitsubishi Mirage
or similar SMALL
2
2
2/4
$47/day
Nissan Versa car
Nissan Versa
or similar SMALL
4
2
2/4
$47/day
Toyota Corolla car
Toyota Corolla
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
2/4
$56/day
Volkswagen Jetta car
Volkswagen Jetta
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
2/4
$73/day
Ford Fusion car
Ford Fusion
or similar LARGE
5
2
4-5
$75/day
Toyota Highlander car
Toyota Highlander
or similar SUV
5
2
4-5
$104/day
BMW X5 car
BMW X5
or similar SUV
5
5
4-5
$116/day
Fiat 500X car
Fiat 500X
or similar SUV
4
2
4-5
$73/day
Chevrolet Equinox car
Chevrolet Equinox
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
$81/day
Nissan Rogue car
Nissan Rogue
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
$82/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Missoula

  • With cheap car rentals in Missoula, it’s easy for you to travel all over the city, as well as explore some of the towns that are in the greater Missoula region. For example, you may want to spend some time in Butte, which is around a 1h 45min drive from Missoula. You can also go to Helena, which is also a 1h 45min drive from Missoula, or Kalispell, which can be reached by car in around 2h 15min in total.
  • As Missoula is a large city, there are certain times of the day that are typically more congested than others. To avoid getting caught in any unwanted traffic while driving cheap car rentals in Missoula, try to keep off the road during rush hour. In general, rush hour is considered to be between 7:30 and 9:00 am, as well as between 5:00 and 6:00 pm Some streets that are known for being particularly busy include Interstates 90 and 200.
  • There are a number of annual events that take place in the city, making it difficult to drive Missoula car rentals during certain periods because many of the roads downtown may be closed off. There is the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival that takes place each February, as well as the Garden City BrewFest in May. There is also the Western Montana Fair in August, which is particularly popular amongst both locals and visitors.
  • Nestled amidst the mountains lies Missoula, Montana, and for exploring the scenic surroundings and everything the city has to offer, a car is the best choice. Rent a vehicle when visiting the city with its many surrounding scenic routes, and do not worry about public transport, expensive cab rides, or time and geographical restrictions.
  • When flying into Missoula International Airport, head to the car rental center to pick up a vehicle right there. The airport is located outside the city, about 6 miles away, and while public transport will take up to an hour to get you to the city center, a car will be there in about 10 minutes. The agencies’ desks are located opposite the Baggage Claim area and include major brands like Avis, Hertz, and Enterprise.
  • Winter in Montana can bring lots of snow and ice onto the streets, but it is not the only hazard to look out for when driving through Missoula. Dirt tracks are commonly used by adventurous drivers to explore hidden nooks and crannies of the mountains, but remember to keep in mind the ambulance can take some time to reach remote mountainous areas, so don’t do anything unnecessarily risky. When driving in snow, adjust your speed and refrain from braking suddenly or accelerating abruptly.
  • Rush hour in Missoula is definitely not as much a hassle compared to many bigger US cities, but it still does occur. Between 7-9am and 5-7pm, the streets can be congested, and, especially when going to the airport, it is advised to plan well enough in advance (at least two hours), as the I-90 can get especially congested during peak times.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Missoula for $72 or less
  • Book your rental car in Missoula at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Missoula are around 9% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Compact rental cars in Missoula are around 16% cheaper than other car types, on average

Missoula car rental experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travelers who rented a car in Missoula 
Verified travelerOct 2023
We were heading north to Glacier National Park, left Missoula immediately after securing the car.
Verified travelerAug 2023
Use Turo...or wait until MT calms down on the rental car market.

FAQs about renting a car in Missoula

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Missoula?

    As the roads can be rough and winding in the mountainous areas, it is recommended to opt for a 4-wheel-drive car when venturing out of the city. An SUV will provide the necessary traction to face winter and dirt conditions, while still being a convenient car to drive within the city.

  • What’s the speed limit in Missoula?

    Adjusting your speed and slowing down when the weather conditions require it is essential in Missoula. 25 mph is generally permitted inside the city and among residential areas, with just 5 mph in alleys. Up to 80 mph is allowed on freeways but always check the posted signs, as some only allow 70-75 mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Missoula?

    There are various options for parking in Missoula, from metered on-street parking to parking garages and lots. On Bank Street, parking is possible for 2 hours and costs around $1 per hour from Monday to Friday. Park Place on Front Street has the first hour free and costs around $1 per hour afterwards.

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

    On average a rental car in Missoula costs $99 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 Missoula found in the last 2 weeks is $61.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Missoula?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Enterprise Rent-A-Car ($47/day) and Budget ($75/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Enterprise Rent-A-Car 3309 W Broadway St 59808-1531 (3 miles from city center).

  • How much is gas price in Missoula?

    The average gas price in Missoula is $3.74 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $45 and $60, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Missoula?

    Compact (Scion xB or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Missoula.

  • Which car rental companies are at Johnson-Bell Field airport (MSO)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Johnson-Bell Field airport include Budget, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz, Thrifty, Alamo, Avis and National.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Johnson-Bell Field airport (MSO)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Johnson-Bell Field airport to off-airport locations include Dollar, Budget, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz, Thrifty, Alamo, Avis, and National.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Missoula?

    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 Missoula?

    A Compact car rental in Missoula costs $59 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Full Size car rental cost in Missoula?

    A Full Size car rental in Missoula costs $67 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Missoula?

    A Standard car rental in Missoula costs $54 per day, on average.

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

    On average a rental car in Missoula costs $691 per week ($99 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Missoula costs $2,960 per month ($99 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Missoula?

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

  • How many car agencies are operating in Missoula?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 9 car rental agencies in Missoula.

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

    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 Missoula?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Missoula so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.

  • What is the easiest way to drive from Missoula Montana Airport (MSO) to the city center?

    When you drive from Missoula Montana Airport to the city center, you can plan on the trip taking approximately 10 to 15min under normal traffic and weather conditions. The easiest way to make this trip is to hop on the I-90 E from W Broadway Street, towards the U.S. Highway 10 W and Airway Blvd. After this, you can head southwest on Johnson Bell Dr going in the direction of Aviation Way, and eventually, make a right on W Broadway St towards U.S. Highway 10 W. You will then go onto the I-90 E toward Missoula, which will bring you downtown.

  • Is it possible for me to rent a car directly from Missoula Montana Airport after my flight has landed?

    Near baggage claim at Missoula Montana Airport, you will find desks for several major rental car companies, including Alamo, Avis, and Budget. Each of these companies stores its fleet directly on airport property, so you’ll be within walking distance of your rental vehicle.

Missoula car rental reviews and directory

Alamo

8.3

Very good

52 reviews

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.3

Value for money

7.9

One location in Missoula

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Locations in Missoula

5225 U.s. Highway 10 W

+1 844 996 0641

Monday07:30 - 23:30
Tuesday07:30 - 23:30
Wednesday07:30 - 23:30
Thursday07:30 - 23:30
Friday07:30 - 23:30
Saturday08:00 - 23:30
Sunday08:00 - 23:30

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10.0 Wonderful

May 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was easy and staff was helpful.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was ready and both agents for pick up and drop off were very helpful.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Truthfully, nothing.

2.0 Poor

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff but no car available

Cons:

Having a car available would have been nice. I ended up renting from Hertz

4.8 Mediocre

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was fine

Cons:

Extremely expensive. One person working the counter is unacceptable. Waited 30 min or more. That is way to long. The rate was 3x any other Alamo. Will use another agency next time.

2.0 Poor

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing, I had a confirmation for pick up and then I get there and they did not have any cars available and would not have for days.

Cons:

Alamo did nothing to help I just got stuck at the airport at 10PM with not ride

1 out of 8

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.9

Best rated
Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

7.8

2 locations in Missoula

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Locations in Missoula

3309 W Broadway St

+1 406 721 1888

Monday07:30 - 23:30
Tuesday07:30 - 23:30
Wednesday07:30 - 23:30
Thursday07:30 - 23:30
Friday07:30 - 23:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

5225 Us Highway 10 West

+1 844 996 0643

Monday07:00 - 23:30
Tuesday07:00 - 23:30
Wednesday07:00 - 23:30
Thursday07:00 - 23:30
Friday07:00 - 23:30
Saturday07:00 - 23:30
Sunday07:00 - 23:30

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6.0 Okay

May 2024

KAYAK
They had a car for me with short notice. The car I “reserved” wasn’t ready and they strongly encourage me to take another vehicle that wouldn’t have served my needs. I quickly learned the strong odor of marijuana was masked by a still present foam Smelling like oranges. When the orange odor wore off it was nearly intolerable. Both the trunk and passenger door raddled horribly and the car needs to be removed from the rental fleet. Very Disappointing!!

2.0 Poor

May 2024

KAYAK
Way to expensive

6.0 Okay

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Pickup in Missoula was long and arduous, long line, only one staff at a time. Vehicle was brand new, no instructions on various features, we had to ask a customer in the lot how to get in and start it! Poor choice of assignment for elderly renters, too many 'whistles and bells', hard to climb into and out of. Drop+off at Belgrade/Gallatin was quick and easy.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Great staff...friendly...informative...helpful... AAA+++

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff and very quick rental experience

Cons:

Had a tiny bit of difficulty comparing the trunk size between a mid and full size. It worked out in the end, but it was a master Tetris experience!

4.0 Mediocre

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

No one told us the location wasn’t at the airport and there was no shuttle.

1 out of 11

Avis

6.9

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

7.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.7

Value for money

6.9

One location in Missoula

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Locations in Missoula

5225 Us Highway 10 West

+1 406 549 4711

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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2.0 Poor

May 2024

KAYAK
Car had soft tire. You could tell there had been previous problem because valve stem cap was missing. After refilling it with air twice, I had to take it to a tire shop in Stevensville and wait for them to fix it. They found a screw in the tire. When I returned the car I told the clerk that I should receive some kind of discount and she said I would have to talk to the manager. I was flying out so it’s my loss. AVIS NO MORE !!!!!

8.8 Very good

May 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was very pleasant and helpful. Everything was in order when I arrived to pick up the vehicle.

Cons:

Really, it was one of the easiest transactions with renting a vehicle.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

More that low price compared to everything available with all other rental companies. Easy to pick up and easier to self drop off.

Cons:

Nothing.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Nothing

8.0 Very good

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

ease of drop off

9.6 Wonderful

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Size of car fit our needs perfectly. Sara was very nice and efficient when we picked up the car.

Cons:

We expected a Subaru four wheel drive due to roads we knew we would be on during our trip but overall the car worked well for our needs.

1 out of 5

Thrifty

9.5

Wonderful

15 reviews

Cleanliness

9.6

Comfort

9.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.6

Value for money

8.4

One location in Missoula

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Locations in Missoula

5225 West Broadway Street

+1 406 549 9511

Monday08:00 - 23:3000:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:0008:00 - 23:30
Wednesday08:00 - 23:3000:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:0008:00 - 23:30
Friday08:00 - 23:3000:00 - 00:00
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10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly, vehicle was modern and well maintained.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

VERY HELPFUL STAFF WHEN PICKING UP AND DROPPING OFF

Cons:

NOTHING

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Counter service was quick and efficient, car was clean and low-mileage, drop-off was a snap.

Cons:

Price for a one day rental was higher than larger markets, but Missoula is a small town with less competitive market, so not unexpected.

8.0 Very good

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Pickup at the Missoula airport requires a short walk to an outlying location just beyond the terminal (no reflection on Thrify). Staff wasn’t very friendly. A chip in the windshield wasn’t indicated as previous damage so we had to call and report it. Car was very clean. Easy return.

8.0 Very good

Jan 2022

KAYAK
The windshield whipper blades were in need of replacing and it snowed the majority of the time that we had the car. It made for a very scary situation.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2021

KAYAK
Pick up and drop off were fast and efficient; make sure to include your flight info so they know when you are arriving.

1 out of 4

National

9.3

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

9.5

Comfort

9.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.5

Value for money

9.0

One location in Missoula

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Locations in Missoula

5225 U.s. Highway 10 W

+1 844 996 0642

Monday07:30 - 23:30
Tuesday07:30 - 23:30
Wednesday07:30 - 23:30
Thursday07:30 - 23:30
Friday07:30 - 23:30
Saturday08:00 - 23:30
Sunday08:00 - 23:30

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7.2 Good

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up and drop off were smooth. The car was nice and comfortable on the inside.

Cons:

The car they gave me had a leaky front driver's side tire that I had to stop and fill up 4 or 5 times during my trip. That was an annoyance.

1 out of 1

Hertz

8.7

Very good

4 reviews

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.1

Value for money

8.1

One location in Missoula

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Locations in Missoula

5225 Highway 10 West

+1 406 549 9511

Monday00:00 - 00:0008:00 - 23:30
Tuesday08:00 - 23:3000:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:0008:00 - 23:30
Thursday00:00 - 00:0008:00 - 23:30
Friday08:00 - 23:3000:00 - 00:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:3000:00 - 00:00
Sunday08:00 - 23:3000:00 - 00:00

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2.0 Poor

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Turned in car and not provided with receipt as the car was "not in the system."

1 out of 1

Budget

8.1

Very good

21 reviews
Most popular

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.1

Value for money

7.7

One location in Missoula

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5225 Us Highway 10 West

+1 406 543 7001

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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6.0 Okay

Oct 2022

KAYAK
I left a bag in the car….. called several times to try & get it back…. Guess someone decided to keep it!!! It was a Disney bag. Very disappointed.

8.0 Very good

Sep 2022

KAYAK
Rental counter is in a TENT across the parking lot. It was raining quite hard when we arrived and there was no way to get to the counter except to walk across the lot. I have had knee surgery and didn't want to slip. When i asked the attendant if there was a shuttle he laughed and told me I could walk there. I am sosrry- how is this ADA compliant at an airport?? Also there were people in wheelchairs and walkers on my flight. Low score on location set up.HIgh score on actual car! Loved my brand NEW Toyota Camry and the new car smell was intoxicating!

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Fast, friendly service.

Cons:

Nothing!

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

the price was great

Cons:

staff at Billings airport

2.0 Poor

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

The car wasn't ready. I waited over 90 mins and the lady at the counter was rude and wouldn't give me an estimated time, so I left. My brother picked up a car later that night at 2am and they said that my car still wasn't available.

2.0 Poor

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

They dont accept debit cards on or off the airport in Portland Oregon.

1 out of 4

Easirent

4.6

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Missoula

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Locations in Missoula

Missoula International Airport

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Sunnycars

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One location in Missoula

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Locations in Missoula

5225 U.S. Highway 10 W

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182 travelers who rented a car in Missoula gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.8

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Good to know

Most popular agency

Dollar

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

$99/day

Good deal

$72/day

When to book a rental car in Missoula

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