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Saint Paul, MN
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Saint Paul car rental information

Pick-up locationSaint Paul
Rental locations19
Airport locations10

Cheap car rentals in Saint Paul

$46/dayEconomy
$46/dayCompact
$48/dayIntermediate
$54/dayStandard
$48/dayFull-size
$80/dayFull-size SUV
$51/dayPickup truck
$55/dayIntermediate SUV
$65/daySupplier choice
$66/dayCompact SUV
$76/dayStandard SUV
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Saint Paul car rental reviews and directory

From $58/dayRated #1
Alamo
Best rated
8.8 Excellent (123 reviews)
1 location in Saint Paul
Alamo
Locations in Saint Paul
4901 Glumack Dr+1 833 813 5263
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
  • 9.1
  • 8.9
  • 8.8
  • 8.9
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayApr 2 2021
Pros: Price was $50 higher than the reservation.Cons: Lower price or a better car.
8.0 ExcellentMar 18 2021
Pros: Staff unable to check whether I could use AARP or AAA discounts at time of check-in. Said I needed a “code.” Or maybe a secret handshake?Cons: Rental vehicle did not have a snow brush snd it snowed 2 of the 5 days I rented the vehicle. Come on - it’s Minnesota March weather madness! I was clearing dude windows with my forearms!
8.0 ExcellentJan 5 2021
Pros: Drop off was easy. Pickup we were in a line of about 30 people. Men working hard & fast to get cars, but very backed up.
10.0 ExcellentOct 28 2020
Pros: Drop off was a breeze
8.8 ExcellentSep 17 2020
Cons: I drove from Minnesota to California which included very smoky areas near fires in Oregon and California. I wanted to make sure I had a good spare tire before I left. There wasn't a spare tire. The attendant said the rental cars don't have spares. He gave me a number to call if I needed assistance. The problem is there was no cell service in many areas. Getting a flat tire in the fire ravaged areas would have been very dangerous possibly deadly to my health. Spare tires should be in each vehicle!!
6.0 GoodSep 3 2020
Pros: Drop off was easy.Cons: The inside and outside was not clean - poor job with vacuum.
10.0 ExcellentAug 31 2020
Pros: Fast n easyCons: More large suv options
7.2 GoodAug 30 2020
Pros: Checkout procedure was about as fast as I've ever had it. Very simple and quick.Cons: I rented Ford Edge or similar, but got some Mitsubishi clunker. I think most people know Mitsubishi is not a quality car maker. You could tell right off that the car was not of great build quality inside and out. It got to where I needed to go, but pickup was poor and there some stutters with the transmission multiple times during the 3 day rental.
4.0 OkayAug 19 2020
Pros: The staff was friendly.Cons: We sat in the waiting area for over an hour while the vehicle we reserved WEEKS prior was “being cleaned.” After repetitive asking the employee offered different types of vehicles. I was on a cycling trip and needed a pick up truck and eventually left with a mini van. What is the purpose of the reservation system if the vehicle type i asked for is not available? Also this is Covid, people aren’t traveling - where are the vehicle selection choices?
10.0 ExcellentAug 14 2020
Cons: Nothing. Quick, easy and a great experience!
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From $51/dayRated #2
Thrifty
7.7 Good (256 reviews)
1 location in Saint Paul
Thrifty
Locations in Saint Paul
4300 Glumack Drive+1 612 970 4045
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
  • 7.5
  • 7.6
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayJun 7 2021
Cons: It took 3 hours to get our car.
2.0 MediocreMay 10 2021
Cons: The cars werent ready people were waiting for hours to get their cars. I gave up and went to Alamo which had cars now and even cheaper than my rev. With thrifty. I will never use thrift again.
6.0 GoodMay 3 2021
Pros: Drop-off was super easyCons: Reservation at 5pm, got there at 5:15, car wasn’t ready until almost 7:00. Car was not cleaned well.
4.0 OkayApr 20 2021
Pros: good pick upCons: Drop of manager was not helpful with my complaints. Car smelled of smoke. No rear seatbelt. To Small. Gas was not full.
2.0 MediocreApr 19 2021
Cons: The line at the airport rental desk was 20 people deep. we waited 15 minutes and no one in line moved. perhaps there was some trouble, but we did not see anyone leave the desk to get their rental car. there were 3 agents at the desk. we decided that it would be better to get a lLyft to take us from the airport to our destination, 40 miles away. The cost of the Lyft from and back to the airport was less than the cost of the rental car. There was no way to modify or change the rental, so I lost $145. Next time we will just use Lyft.
2.0 MediocreApr 13 2021
Cons: Waited almost 2 hours to get the rental car
10.0 ExcellentApr 13 2021
Pros: Friendly staff, great vehicles, easy drop off.Cons: Everything is awesome! Thank you.
2.0 MediocreJan 5 2021
Pros: The car was nice and clean.Cons: The customer service and communication. After getting our confirmation for our car the morning of the pick up we arrive and have to wait 2-3 hours for our car. No compensation and no cares were given from the staff. Worst experience I’ve ever had and they had plenty of time to notify renters of the issue but chose not to so they could still get our money. I will never use thrifty again.
10.0 ExcellentJan 3 2021
Pros: Fast easy pick up and drop off
2.0 MediocreNov 25 2020
Pros: Online booking Thrifty through Kayak was user-friendly. Excellent price.Cons: Thrifty Customer Service Check-Out Desk was not staffed upon arrival and departure at MSP Airport. It was very confusing especially at an airport where the terminals are not directly connected. Had to figure out that Hertz car rental at Terminal 1 (I arrived at Terminal 2) was the alternative car rental that checked out the vehicle to me. Recommend sending out customer notification via email or text the customer(s) ahead of time to allow for any unexpected change at any airport.
From $43/dayRated #3
Payless
7.4 Good (413 reviews)
1 location in Saint Paul
Payless
Locations in Saint Paul
4650 Glumack Drive+1 612 866 4918
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
  • 7.3
  • 6.8
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMar 5 2021
Cons: I got a letter 3 weeks after the return that claimed I smoked in the car and there was excessive smoke smell. I did not smoke, never have smoked in my life. They are charging me $450 and I have petitioned their customer service multiple times. They keep escalating it to another bureaucratic level of the business to hand off the problem to the next customer service representative. I will be reporting them to the Better Business Bureau and I will be filing a consumer fraud report to the Attorney General's Office of Illinois. This company has absolutely committed fraud and is trying to find a way to book extra revenue. I will never do business with the Avis Budget group (the company that owns Payless) ever again.
8.0 ExcellentAug 14 2020
Pros: nothing in particularCons: nothing in particular
7.6 GoodJun 16 2020
Pros: Staff was friendly and professional at both pick-up and drop-offCons: At pick-up they switched to a different vehicle which was an "upgrade" to a mid-sized SUV for the same price. Appreciated that, but once I left MSP I realized that the vehicle had not been washed or re-filled with gas, and so the Fuel light went on almost immediately (36 miles left). So I had to immediately gas up. The net of this was that I returned the vehicle with 150 miles left, and therefore bought more gas than I actually used. I documented the issue on the day of pickup and took a photo of my gas purchase...so at least I didn't get hit with a fuel surcharge. But it would have been better for things to have been done right from the start.
9.2 ExcellentMar 17 2020
Pros: Staff was friendly, especially the drop-off staff. Car was clean and operated well.Cons: Pickup process was a bit slow. The counter guy didn't actually call for the car until I arrived at the counter. It obviously wasn't ready when I got there.
5.6 OkaySep 12 2019
Pros: Pick up and drop off were AWFUL. Told they would bring the car to us. 10 people standing around waiting. Took over 30 minutes to get the car. Return just as bad. Numerous people just walked away leaving their cars as there was NO ONE there to check them back in.Cons: Pick up and drop off experience. Need more people to do this. Not enough staff .
9.2 ExcellentAug 26 2019
Pros: The pick-up and drop off was very convenient. There was less of a line than other vendors, and only a short wait for the car to be made available. Location of pick-up and drop off very convenient at the airport.Cons: They didn't specify drop off details, we just assumed it was the same location as pick-up. With the construction it's a maze to get in and out of rental location with the car.
2.4 MediocreAug 24 2019
Cons: First car we picked up was not in good mechanical condition. Wasted 2 hours of my time returning for a new car. Next car was filthy with dirty window and smelled li cigarettes.
9.6 ExcellentAug 22 2019
Cons: No fuss. Reps were courteous and helpful.
10.0 ExcellentAug 14 2019
Pros: Very easy to use
2.0 MediocreAug 6 2019
Pros: Horrible service. Will never use Payless again.Cons: Waited over 2 hours to pickup car. Totally understaffed with Budget, Avis, and Payless all using one desk agent. After long ordeal we cancelled our reservation with Payless and rented through Sixt. Sixty matched the price and had great customer service.
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From $52/dayRated #4
Dollar
7.2 Good (133 reviews)
1 location in Saint Paul
Dollar
Locations in Saint Paul
4300 Glumack Drive+1 866 434 2226
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
  • 7.7
  • 7.4
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
  • 7
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayMay 30 2021
Pros: 2nd car was okCons: First car smelled of smoke and had a confusing fuel gauge.
2.0 MediocreMay 23 2021
Pros: They had a carCons: I reserved a mid size pickup for almost $200 a day and was given a ‘managers choice’ vehicle. So for $200 a day I drove the smallest car they had- a Chevy Spark. It was a complete ripoff.
4.0 OkayMay 18 2021
Cons: I paid for a large SUV ahead of time and when I arrived to pick up my car, I was told there were none in stock and I would have to pay to “upgrade” to a minivan. This doubled the price of my rental. It was infuriating to pay for a reservation only to be told it wasn’t available and I would have to pay more.
2.0 MediocreMay 18 2021
Cons: Location at terminal closed, no signs to tell you where to go. Ordered a full size SUV and was provided a small suv. When questioned about full-size I was told, because it had 7 seats, it was full sized. Will never be renting from dollar again.
6.0 GoodJan 28 2021
Cons: Only negative comment is there was taxes and fees that were not mentioned when renting through kayak...around $200.
5.6 OkayJan 26 2020
Pros: The car is what I liked and the call centerCons: The service, the renting policy before showing up, the customer service reps there need more training and learn how to talk to people I got sent away 3 times times to getting a car and money wasn’t the issue horrible 1st time renting a car in my 26 years of life.
8.4 ExcellentSep 2 2019
Pros: YES! Took time to help me get oriented to driving this hybrid car! Yes; very easy, patient, & helpful.Cons: Being able to contact a live person quickly when I'd made a mistake re/ the insurance coverage. Could not figure out how to get AM radio reception on the Ford Fusion!
10.0 ExcellentApr 10 2019
Pros: Everything was very smooth, especially drop off.Cons: The woman who checked condition of car before we exited was a little over the top thorough, which is good if you want to be sure you don't get charged for something you didn't do, but not so good if you're eager to get going.
10.0 ExcellentSep 11 2018
Excellent value!Pros: The staff were friendly and efficient. I was in and out in a few minutes. The car was also great! Very satisfied overall.
10.0 ExcellentSep 7 2018
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From $36/dayRated #5
Budget
7.1 Good (125 reviews)
4 locations in Saint Paul
Budget
Locations in Saint Paul
1413 Hunting Valley Road+1 651 644 9413
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
166 East 7th Street+1 651 222 8562
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday10:00 - 14:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
2967 Hudson Road Suite B+1 612 351 2776
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
4650 Glumack Drive+1 612 726 5237
Monday06:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
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Thursday06:00 - 23:00
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Friday06:00 - 23:00
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Saturday06:00 - 23:00
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Sunday06:00 - 23:00
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  • 7.5
  • 7.3
  • 7.1
  • 6.9
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 14 2021
Pros: Pick up was simple. Counters were understaffed but our flight was delayed so we were over an hour late. So not their fault. Drop off was very easy.Cons: Better communication as to where to pick up the car. We went to the other side of the airport only to find we had to go to the other terminal. After a long flight last thing my 9 year old and I wanted was to walk to the rental counter area to find it was closed with signage we had to go all the way to the other side of the airport to pick up our rental.
10.0 ExcellentApr 10 2021
Pros: Everything was A OK.Cons: Very satisfied.
8.0 ExcellentNov 23 2020
Pros: Quick and easy picking up the carCons: Prior notice that the counter wasclosed and you had to go to the next Terminal to get the car.
4.8 OkayNov 1 2020
Pros: Greta customer service at rental counter.Cons: Car was higher mileage, found plastic part in trunk that was from a previous repair and tires made a lot of road noise
8.0 ExcellentOct 30 2020
Cons: drop off: no attendant, no instructions what to do. Felt uncomfortable not knowing if my return would be acknowledged. Just walked away hoping that is what I was supposed to do. Nobody behind the Budget counter to ask...
6.4 GoodSep 10 2020
Pros: Pick-up at MSN airport was ok; drop off at Kahler Hotel in Rochester was not -office closed and Kahler staff not very helpful on how to do it.
10.0 ExcellentSep 9 2020
Pros: The staff was extremely kind and helpful! Car was perfect and made our trip a lot more enjoyable!Cons: Nothing!
8.4 ExcellentAug 26 2020
Pros: Staff on both ends (Denver and Minneapolis) were helpful and friendly.Cons: Car wasn't very clean. Minneapolis only had one agent staffing both Avis and Budget, which led to a longer than normal wait time.
7.6 GoodAug 8 2020
Cons: Was charged $40 more than quoted on Kayak.
8.8 ExcellentAug 3 2020
Pros: Staff was super friendly and efficient.Cons: Car was not clean at all!
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From $51/dayRated #6
Enterprise
8.6 Excellent (40 reviews)
3 locations in Saint Paul
Enterprise
Locations in Saint Paul
1161 University Ave W+1 651 228 0088
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
395 East 7th Street+1 651 225 9766
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 - 23:59
4901 Glumack Dr+1 833 807 1735
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
  • 8.6
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentApr 4 2021
Pros: Staff were super friendly and efficient. Pick up and drop off was easy. Super flexible letting us pick up early.Cons: Blind spot warning on mirrors was not working.
10.0 ExcellentOct 13 2020
Pros: Staff is always very friendly and make every effort to serve me.Cons: not a thing
10.0 ExcellentSep 10 2020
Pros: The car, the extremely helpful and friendly service.Cons: I am completely satisfied with everything the Saint Paul-University Enterprise site does and provides.
6.8 GoodAug 8 2020
Pros: Staff was friendlyCons: The vehicle was not very clean. It was still wet from,I’m assuming, a wash they had just given it. It was quite dusty on the inside as well.
10.0 ExcellentAug 3 2020
Pros: Yes, the staff were all very kind and helpful.
9.6 ExcellentJul 30 2020
Pros: Everything was easyCons: Nothing
10.0 ExcellentMar 11 2019
Pros: Quick check out. Faster than most.
8.4 ExcellentDec 3 2018
Pros: The Suburban made it up mountains and through blizzards with no problems, roomy and comfortable.Cons: The Enterprise location was an hour from our home.
10.0 ExcellentOct 8 2018
Pros: Agents were friendly and helpful and efficient
9.2 ExcellentSep 9 2018
Friendly staff and quick servicePros: Friendly staff and quick service
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From $50/dayRated #7
Avis
7.6 Good (42 reviews)
4 locations in Saint Paul
Avis
Locations in Saint Paul
166 East 7th Street+1 651 917 9955
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday10:00 - 14:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
2967 Hudson Road - Suite B+1 612 351 2626
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
4650 Glumack Drive+1 612 726 5220
Monday06:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
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Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
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Thursday06:00 - 23:00
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Friday06:00 - 23:00
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Saturday06:00 - 23:00
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Sunday06:00 - 23:00
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515 Eaton Street
  • 8
  • 8.2
  • 7.5
  • 7
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayJun 8 2021
Cons: Rude staff
6.0 GoodMar 23 2021
Cons: Customer service need to get better
9.6 ExcellentNov 28 2019
Pros: Very friendly staff, super easy to pick up and drop off.Cons: The car was a little messy. Found bits of food trapped in the cup holders and gear box.
9.6 ExcellentNov 26 2019
Pros: Friendly staff, free upgrade when reserved vehicle was unavailable.Cons: Need to be able to contact Avis MSP directly for Lost and Found. Need option for reporting items left at Avis office. Young son forgot blue backpack with tablet computer, gift books, and art supplies. It has not yet been found. Lost and Found ID 12359969.
8.4 ExcellentNov 14 2019
Pros: Yes, the staff was very friendly and helpful. I think that the wait in line was longer than it needed to be. But overall the experience was pleasant given that I wasn't in a hurry.Cons: I think that the pricing should be more upfront and transparent. And after all of the fees nearly $400 was a little steep for only two days with the car. Finally, the pick up area was a valet and it wasn't well marked where I should wait. Given that the temperature was in the teens, that was an important point.
5.2 OkayJul 2 2019
Cons: When I got there they didn't have the cat I reserved. They ended up getting me something that could work but it was $250 more. Also if you're coming to the airport to rent a car but you didnt fly in it's a nightmare to get there.
8.8 ExcellentJun 18 2019
Pros: Super easy to change my trip and drop off early at a different location, that was extra convenient for meCons: Time to deliver rental car could have been quicker, did not know that I would have to be preferred or whatever it’s called to have the vehicle ready to go. Our flight was delayed and if the rental car was ready to go we would have saved a valuable 10-20 minutes
7.6 GoodFeb 11 2019
Pros: Easy processCons: Snow on car when picked up. It would be nice to get the car that was requested.
10.0 ExcellentNov 19 2018
Pros: Didn’t really talk to anyone but the drop off was easy.
4.8 OkayOct 29 2018
Cons: They called the day before I was to leave to tell me they wouldn't have my vehicle until later than when I had it reserved for. They did scramble to get a vehicle there but it kind of threw my schedule off
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From $34/dayRated #8
Hertz
Most popular
Cheapest deal
6.9 Good (57 reviews)
1 location in Saint Paul
Hertz
Locations in Saint Paul
240 E.kellog Blvd Suite 90+1 651 228 7762
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
  • 7.1
  • 6.9
  • 6.7
  • 6.9
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 8 2021
Pros: The process was very simple and fast. I was able to extend my reservation with one quick phone call as well.
4.0 OkayMay 4 2021
Cons: Over charge for everything, even for things that I don ask for, I filled the car I they charge me
8.0 ExcellentApr 11 2021
Pros: Staff was friendly and helpful. Pick up process was fast and pretty easy.Cons: Sensor issue with passenger seat so seat belt alarm kept going off.
2.0 MediocreMar 24 2021
Cons: I was charged an extra $107.00 for something. I still have no idea what it was for and the receipt, which was emailed to me, does not disclose the reason for the charge. I will have to contact Hertz for an explanation. It might have been done in error but it did not apply to any extra that I agreed to pay. I am very disappointed and was quite surprised to see the amount on the emailed receipt.
4.8 OkayNov 17 2020
Pros: Staff was great both pick up an returnCons: The car was worn and didn’t start well
9.2 ExcellentOct 31 2020
Pros: Friendly staff.Cons: Van was nice (Grand Caravan); Pacifica would have been awesome!
2.0 MediocreOct 26 2020
Cons: Kayak somehow changed the dates and Hertz charged a fee greater than I paid to refund. I will never use either.
2.8 MediocreOct 19 2020
Pros: Staff was friendly and helpful, especially at drop-off.Cons: My car was booked to be picked up from the downtown St. Paul location, not from the MSP airport where I needed to pick it up from. I paid extra for airport fees, which is fine, but I would have preferred to know those fees would be charged up front, rather than feel like this information was withheld or that I was tricked. I own my mistake, but ask that you please make the location more obvious when bookings are made. At least 2 friends have had this experience when booking with a 3rd party like Kayak.
10.0 ExcellentSep 27 2020
Pros: Fast and easy.
10.0 ExcellentSep 23 2020
Pros: Loved the easy drop-off
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From $92/dayRated #9
National
6 Good (2 reviews)
1 location in Saint Paul
National
Locations in Saint Paul
4901 Glumack Dr+1 833 813 5262
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
Recent reviews
2.4 MediocreJun 23 2019
Pros: Yes they were ,but mis informed me and costed me a lot of money when I turned in the car.Cons: Better information up front
Easirent
1 location in Saint Paul
Easirent
Locations in Saint Paul
Minneapolis-St Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain Airport
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
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Sunnycars
1 location in Saint Paul
Sunnycars
Locations in Saint Paul
Minneapolis International airport
Recent reviews
1191 travelers who rented a car in Saint Paul gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.6

Car rental locations in or near Saint Paul

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

$56/day

Good deal

$42/day

When to book a rental car in Saint Paul

Average daily price per month
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Top tips for renting a car in Saint Paul

  • With possible snow in the forecast from October to May, car rentals in Saint Paul are optimal for getting around the city to ensure you are not impacted by public transit delays. Even without snow on the ground, a rental car provides access to routes that are not provided by public transit, such as a scenic drive along the Mississippi River.
  • There are stations for Saint Paul car rentals at both terminals of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Airport (MSP). In Terminal 1, they can be found in the Silver Parking Ramp at ground-level, accessible through the entrance under the Prince mural or via underground tram. For Terminal 2, stations are located in the Ground Transportation Center, across from the terminal itself. They are on the ground level of the Purple Ramp. 
  • Both Saint Paul and nearby Minneapolis are popular for cyclists, even in the winter. When turning right or merging lanes, double-check your mirrors and blind spots to make sure you are not cutting off or endangering a cyclist. Be mindful of bike lanes and use caution when sharing the road. Drivers are not allowed on the light-rail tracks, unlike in other cities. Train operators will not hesitate to use their horn to inform you of this rule.
  • Winter driving in Saint Paul, particularly from January to March, can be a challenge for inexperienced drivers. Black ice can appear on occasion, which is nearly impossible to spot. During rush hour, from 7:30 to 8:30am and 4:00 to 6:00pm, you might see traffic agents giving signals in busy intersections. Follow these commands instead of the traffic lights and use caution when navigating around them. 
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Saint Paul for $42 or less
  • Book your rental car in Saint Paul at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Saint Paul are around 52% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Saint Paul

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

  • On average a rental car in Saint Paul costs $56 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($50/day), National ($51/day) and Avis ($54/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Budget 2967 Hudson Road Suite B 55128 (6 miles from city center).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Saint Paul are Alamo (8.8, 311 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 125 reviews), and Advantage (7.7, 194 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Saint Paul is $3.40 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $41 and $54, depending on the car size.

  • Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Saint Paul.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Minneapolis St Paul airport include Thrifty, Hertz, Sixt and Dollar.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Minneapolis St Paul airport to off-airport locations include Thrifty, Hertz, Sixt, Alamo, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Payless, Avis, and National.

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

  • A Compact car rental in Saint Paul costs $47 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Saint Paul costs $48 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Saint Paul costs $43 per day, on average.

  • In Saint Paul, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 240 E.kellog Blvd Suite 90 (1 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Saint Paul costs $391 per week ($56 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Saint Paul costs $1,674 per month ($56 per day).

  • An ideal choice for car rentals in Saint Paul is an all-wheel drive midsized vehicle. This will give you more control during winter driving while allowing you the maneuverability to get around busy city streets during heavy traffic. All-wheel drive is easier to use for inexperienced winter drivers than four-wheel drive, as the rotation rate of the tires adjusts to your turns and makes the drive smoother.

  • The speed limit throughout downtown Saint Paul is 25mph. If driving through residential streets, the speed limit drops to 20mph, as the city is pushing a "20 is Plenty" promotional campaign to ensure the streets remain safe for children and families. A majority of city-owned streets have posted limits of 25mph, but if there is not a posted sign, the limit is 20mph. If you are leaving the city via highway, speed limits are 65mph in urban interstate areas and 70mph in rural interstate areas. 

  • The average gas price in Saint Paul is around $2.30, though prices are higher within the city itself and in close proximity to the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport. The less expensive gas prices are typically at Costco or Sam’s Club gas stations, which are located along Weir Drive near Battle Creek Lake. There are plenty of stations to choose from throughout the city, with a higher concentration of options near freeway exits and entrances.

  • Parking in downtown Saint Paul ranges from about $0.50 to $2 per hour, depending on location and time of day or week. The majority of parking in the city is street parking, but there is plenty within walking distance of iconic spots, such as Union Depot Lot A near the river walk along the Mississippi River. If you are planning to park overnight in the winter, ensure that you are not parked in a spot marked "Night Plow Route," which indicates that a snowplow needs to clear that area of snow during the night. Failure to move your car might result in your vehicle being towed or covered in so much snow that you will need to shovel your way out. 

  • 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!).