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Missoula, MT
Jun 17 — Jun 24
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Missoula car rental information

Pick-up locationMissoula
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Standard, Standard SUV, Standard station wagon, Supplier choice
Rental locations12
Airport locations10
Popular agenciesAvis, Thrifty

Cheap car rentals in Missoula

$315/dayEconomy
$315/dayCompact
$342/dayIntermediate
$408/dayStandard
$368/dayFull-size
$206/dayFull-size SUV
$170/daySupplier choice
$206/dayStandard SUV
$240/dayStandard station wagon
$368/dayIntermediate SUV
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Missoula car rental reviews and directory

From $60/dayRated #1
Dollar
Best rated
8.8 Excellent (33 reviews)
1 location in Missoula
Dollar
Locations in Missoula
1905 W Brdway+1 406 542 2311
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
  • 9
  • 8.9
  • 8.8
  • 8.9
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentDec 29 2020
Cons: When I initially called it sounded like they weren't going to be able to provide a large 4 WD vehicle. They said to call 72 hours out, and when I did, the second person said no problem! And got us one! Thanks....
10.0 ExcellentOct 20 2020
Pros: So fast and easy for pick up and drop off! The vehicle, Mazda cx-9 was great!!Cons: Things were terrific!!
9.2 ExcellentJul 19 2020
Pros: Great peopleCons: Prices are high for the vehicle
10.0 ExcellentOct 8 2019
Pros: This was the easiest rental car experience of my life. Great service from "Jason". I phoned from the airport and he picked me up in a snowstorm. Had the car running to keep it warm for me. The entire process was seamless; drop off was excellent as well. Thank you!Cons: The location of the rental place was about 8 minutes from the airport. In a perfect world, it would be AT the airport, but given how small Missoula is, and how quickly the shuttle process worked, it was a pretty minimal issue.
10.0 ExcellentSep 25 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly, helpful, and fast with service.Cons: Nothing, really. Short of being located at the airport, I can't think of a thing to improve.
10.0 ExcellentAug 19 2019
Pros: Staff is always friendly. Ease of drop off and pickup. Parking available (can leave my car on site).
8.0 ExcellentJul 17 2019
Pros: Friendly Staff but has no airport LocationCons: Airport pickup area, newer cars.
10.0 ExcellentJun 26 2019
Pros: Staff was awesome! Very friendly and very helpfulCons: nothing really
10.0 ExcellentJan 21 2019
Pros: It was a very friendly, clean, helpful and great experience!!!Cons: Nothing
6.0 GoodNov 27 2018
Rentals Cannot Leave the StatePros: Friendly people. Once you dive into the rental agreement, everything is there.Cons: My issue is more with Kayak than it is with Dollar. Kayak Suggested Dollar using my criteria. I wanted unlimited miles, that wasnt on the agreement when I got to the counter. I wanted a rental that can leave the state....not here at this Dollar you cant. By the time I showed up at the counter, we had lost any benefit of early reservation (during a holiday weekend) and 5-10% price reduction of the competitors due to advance payment. We were forced to find another alternative with kids in tow, calling rental companies an hour before some of them close. Most rentals in Missoula charge airport fees even if they are not near the airport. There are only one or two that do not. Pretty frustrating.
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From $54/dayRated #2
Enterprise
8.5 Excellent (35 reviews)
2 locations in Missoula
Enterprise
Locations in Missoula
3309 W Broadway St+1 406 721 1888
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
5225 Us Highway 10 West+1 844 996 0643
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 8 2021
Pros: Great staff...friendly...informative...helpful... AAA+++
10.0 ExcellentMar 19 2021
Pros: Friendly staff and very quick rental experienceCons: 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 OkayFeb 23 2021
Cons: No one told us the location wasn’t at the airport and there was no shuttle.
8.0 ExcellentFeb 22 2021
Pros: Overall, one of the better car rental experiences. Missoula Mt and Everett Wa did us right.Cons: The car was a little smaller than anticipated, but worked out okay!
7.2 GoodOct 27 2020
Pros: nice vehicle good priceCons: They gave my car to someone else who arrived earlly, then I had to wait 2 hours for the next vehicle to be made ready.
10.0 ExcellentSep 24 2020
Pros: My rental experience was excellent. I know that Saturday is a busy day but Zach didn’t let that ruin my experience. He worked at making my rental better even if I picked up the only rental car left on Missoula. He didn’t have to but he did.
10.0 ExcellentSep 24 2020
Pros: My rental experience was excellent. I know that Saturday is a busy day but Zach didn’t let that ruin my experience. He worked at making my rental better even if I picked up the only rental car left on Missoula. He didn’t have to but he did.
10.0 ExcellentSep 24 2020
Pros: My rental experience was excellent. I know that Saturday is a busy day but Zach didn’t let that ruin my experience. He worked at making my rental better even if I picked up the only rental car left on Missoula. He didn’t have to but he did.
2.0 MediocreSep 19 2020
Cons: Car was unavailable
2.0 MediocreAug 22 2020
Pros: The customer service staff on the phone were nice enough, but the entire experience was terrible.Cons: Actually getting a rental car would have made it infinitely better. The Kayak site showed numerous cars available, I booked one, and then was told there were no cars and nobody knew why I had been able to book one. I was stuck in Missoula until a friend saved me, which gave me plenty of time to think about why I shouldn’t use 3rd Party booking sites.
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From $51/dayRated #3
Alamo
Cheapest deal
8.2 Excellent (41 reviews)
1 location in Missoula
Alamo
Locations in Missoula
5225 U.s. Highway 10 W+1 844 996 0641
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
  • 8.4
  • 8.3
  • 8.2
  • 8
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 26 2020
Pros: Drop off was easy and staff was helpful.
10.0 ExcellentOct 21 2019
Pros: Car was ready and both agents for pick up and drop off were very helpful.
10.0 ExcellentOct 6 2019
Cons: Truthfully, nothing.
2.0 MediocreSep 22 2019
Pros: Friendly staff but no car availableCons: Having a car available would have been nice. I ended up renting from Hertz
4.8 OkayAug 22 2019
Pros: Car was fineCons: 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 MediocreAug 8 2019
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
9.6 ExcellentJul 24 2019
Pros: The staff were very helpful and efficient. Car was great.
6.0 GoodJul 6 2019
Cons: Van was not ready for pick-up. Had to wait an hour. Didn't get the van we asked for.
10.0 ExcellentJun 27 2019
Pros: Awesome staff, always very helpful!
9.6 ExcellentJun 23 2019
Pros: Very responsive and helpful staff, and the pickup/dropoff is super convenient (literally in the baggage claim, no shuttle or walking necessary).
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From $65/dayRated #4
Thrifty
9.9 Excellent (6 reviews)
1 location in Missoula
Thrifty
Locations in Missoula
5225 West Broadway Street+1 406 549 9511
Monday08:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Friday08:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 9.6
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 19 2021
Pros: Staff was friendly, vehicle was modern and well maintained.
10.0 ExcellentApr 19 2019
Pros: VERY HELPFUL STAFF WHEN PICKING UP AND DROPPING OFFCons: NOTHING
10.0 ExcellentFeb 21 2018
NicePros: 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.
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From $68/dayRated #5
Avis
9.4 Excellent (14 reviews)
1 location in Missoula
Avis
Locations in Missoula
5225 US Highway 10 West+1 406 549 4711
Monday08:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Friday08:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
  • 9.5
  • 9.4
  • 9.7
  • 9.7
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJun 1 2021
Pros: We dealt with a team member called Ty. He was SUPER professional and very affable/personable. 10/10 would promote him :)Cons: Overall car cleanliness.
8.8 ExcellentMay 18 2020
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 ExcellentAug 27 2018
Best rental experience ever!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 ExcellentDec 16 2017
Cons: Nothing
8.0 ExcellentAug 11 2017
Pros: ease of drop off
9.6 ExcellentJul 15 2017
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.
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From $72/dayRated #6
National
8.3 Excellent (11 reviews)
1 location in Missoula
National
Locations in Missoula
5225 U.s. Highway 10 W+1 844 996 0642
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
7.2 GoodAug 9 2020
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.
10.0 ExcellentAug 4 2019
Pros: Very helpful and friendly.
10.0 ExcellentJul 7 2019
Pros: The first car we got we noticed the bumper was slightly shifted to a side, not wanting to worry if it may fall off during our trip we let the person at the desk know, without any question he provided us with a new car and we were able to start our vacation without a delay. The car was in great con
2.0 MediocreOct 18 2018
Didn't have the car I requested.Cons: Went to pick up the premium SUV I had reserved and they said they didn't have it but told me I could go stand in another line for another car company and that they would help me. The only thing this other company had was a smaller SUV. My family of 5 on a vacation did not want to have to be stuffed in a small SUV. Both companies acted nonchalant and told me that was the only thing they had....That is not right! It came out in our conversation that we were to head North that night, and someone said that National might have one at Columbia Falls. We had to ask if they would call and check on it! We had to drive 2 hours in a small SUV and go to the airport in Columbia Falls to pick up the SUV. NOT GOOD COSTUMER SERVICE!!!
9.6 ExcellentSep 11 2017
Fast and FriendlyPros: Since we were arriving very late at night I understand that working in a customer service position can be difficult, the agent that check us out the vehicle was quick and courteous dispite the time of night. The vehicle was very clean and ready for us to leave with.Cons: Due to the small nature of the airport the rental car lot is small and when you are trying to back a pickup truck out and not hit the other cars it can be a little difficult, same is true with returning vehicles.
8.0 ExcellentJul 26 2017
Generally goodPros: Pick up was smooth in Missoula. They didn't mind that I dropped the car at the wrong San Francisco location.Cons: The San Francisco location off third street is confusing to find. There was a pre-existing chip in the wind screen (at least it was logged).
5.2 OkayAug 12 2016
Cons: issues with incorrect billing required repeated phone calls to both the rental desk in Missoula and National customer service to resolve. Do NOT use the key drop off.
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From $99/dayRated #7
Hertz
Most popular
8.1 Excellent (25 reviews)
1 location in Missoula
Hertz
Locations in Missoula
5225 Highway 10 West+1 406 549 9511
Monday08:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Friday08:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
  • 8
  • 8.3
  • 8.2
  • 8.4
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentApr 7 2021
Pros: Staff was very friendly and helpful.Cons: Not a fan of Nissans.
8.4 ExcellentSep 9 2020
Cons: price was not clear and much higher than anticipated with extra fees and charges
6.8 GoodAug 26 2020
Cons: Car was not properly cleaned since the last use. Very surprising in this time of COVID
9.2 ExcellentAug 9 2019
Pros: Friendly staff
10.0 ExcellentJul 31 2019
Pros: The staff was friendly and understanding. Very informative to our questions.Cons: Everything was fantastic. I can’t think of anything that they could improve on.
10.0 ExcellentJul 8 2019
Pros: Yes. Yes.
10.0 ExcellentJul 5 2019
Pros: Great staff and easy to use
8.0 ExcellentSep 13 2017
Cons: I was lead to believe i rented a car with unlimited miles, however, I was charged for 200 miles when i returned the car. Only 100 miles/day included????
2.0 MediocreJun 7 2017
Nothing to reportPros: Turned in car and not provided with receipt as the car was "not in the system."
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From $74/dayRated #8
Budget
6.9 Good (9 reviews)
1 location in Missoula
Budget
Locations in Missoula
5225 Highway 10 West+1 406 543 7001
Monday08:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Friday08:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
  • 6.8
  • 7.3
  • 7.1
  • 6.4
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentAug 27 2020
Pros: Fast, friendly service.Cons: Nothing!
10.0 ExcellentJun 6 2020
Pros: the price was greatCons: staff at Billings airport
2.0 MediocreSep 5 2018
THE CAR WASN'T READYCons: 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 MediocreDec 3 2017
Cons: They dont accept debit cards on or off the airport in Portland Oregon.
4.0 OkayAug 13 2017
Very poor customer servicePros: not muchCons: The desk clerk in Missoula MT did not want to take the car back as had been pre-arranged and paid for. She said personnel in Denver had mad a mistake on the numbers and since that was a different fleet she couldn't deal with i & we could not leave the car there.. I told her that was not my problem, that was Budget's problem. She said she would have her supervisor handle it but I was never contacted by her supervisor. I left the car I'm Missoula as agreed
9.6 ExcellentAug 28 2016
Good rentalPros: Nice vehicle, enough space for 4 people and a lot of luggage. Fairly easy pick up but no one was in the parking lot when the vehicle was dropped off. Smaller airport so that might make sense. Staff was friendly and the vehicle was very clean.Cons: Information on filling the vehicle up with gas - there was a $7.99 fill up fee but the gas was cheaper per gallon if filled by Budget. I was told that it would not make sense to fill the vehicle if it had less than 1/4 of a tank but when you take into account the fill up fee, you would have to use over 26 gallons of gas before it would be worth having Budget fill it up. The vehicle I had does not hold 26 gallons of gas even if it is empty.
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Sunnycars
2 locations in Missoula
Sunnycars
Locations in Missoula
2000 W Broadway
9 Johnson Bell Field
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Easirent
1 location in Missoula
Easirent
Locations in Missoula
Missoula 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
174 travelers who rented a car in Missoula gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.5

Car rental locations in or near Missoula

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

$84/day

Good deal

$65/day

When to book a rental car in Missoula

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in Missoula

  • 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 $65 or less
  • Book your rental car in Missoula at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Missoula are around 39% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Missoula

  • Some car rental companies in Missoula 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 Missoula costs $84 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Thrifty ($206/day) and Avis ($315/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Thrifty 5225 West Broadway Street 59808 (5 miles from city center).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Missoula are Alamo (8.6, 112 reviews), and Enterprise (8.6, 94 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Missoula is $3.36 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $40 and $54, depending on the car size.

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

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

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

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

  • A Compact car rental in Missoula costs $65 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Missoula costs $77 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Missoula costs $72 per day, on average.

  • In Missoula, cars are most frequently rented at Enterprise 3309 W Broadway St (3 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Missoula costs $586 per week ($84 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Missoula costs $2,511 per month ($84 per day).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A refill in Missoula will cost travelers about $2.70 per gallon. Look out for gas stations like Costco or Sam’s Club for cheaper rates starting at $2.60 per gallon. If you venture out of Missoula into the mountains, always refill the car beforehand to ensure there is enough gas in the tank to make it back safely.

  • 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.

  • 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!).