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Santa Fe Car Rental Information

Pick-up Location Santa Fe
Car Types Box truck, Commercial, Compact, Convertible, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Luxury, Minivan, Premium, SUV, Standard, Van
Rental Locations 10
Airport Locations 4
Popular Agencies Hertz, Enterprise, Avis, Budget

Cheap Car Rentals in Santa Fe

Economy $31/day
Compact $31/day
Intermediate $31/day
Standard $37/day
Full-size $33/day
SUV $39/day
Minivan $44/day
Premium $38/day
Luxury $59/day
Convertible $249/day
Commercial $40/day
Van $47/day
Box truck $59/day
2 Adults, 2 Bags Economy car in Santa Fe hertz
4 Adults, 2 Bags Compact car in Santa Fe hertz
5 Adults, 3 Bags Intermediate car in Santa Fe hertz
5 Adults, 3 Bags Standard car in Santa Fe budget
5 Adults, 2 Bags Full-size car in Santa Fe hertz
4 Adults, 2 Bags SUV car in Santa Fe enterprise
5 Adults, 5 Bags Minivan car in Santa Fe hertz
5 Adults, 5 Bags Premium car in Santa Fe hertz
5 Adults, 5 Bags Luxury car in Santa Fe budget
5 Adults, 3 Bags Convertible car in Santa Fe avis
5 Adults, 3 Bags Commercial car in Santa Fe hertz
5 Adults, 3 Bags Van car in Santa Fe hertz
5 Adults, 3 Bags Box truck car in Santa Fe enterprise
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 24 hours.

Santa Fe car rental reviews and directory

From $44/day
Rated #1
Hertz
Best Rated
Most popular
6.9 Good (51 reviews)
4 locations in Santa Fe
Hertz
Locations in Santa Fe
100 E San Francisco St
+1 505 238 7836
121 Aviation Dr Bldg 303 Ste 6
+1 505 471 7189
20 Buffalo Thunder Trail
+1 505 438 4650
2010 Cerrillos Road Ste 7
+1 505 438 4650
  • 6.7
  • 7.2
  • 7.0
  • 6.6
  • 7.0
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay
Nov 11 2016
Check your own fluids before you leave.
Cons: I was sent off with almost no brake fluid in the rental car. The low brake fluid sensor went off on a rainy mountain pass, it was a very scary drive. When I called the rental place they said" The Hertz people in Albuquerque are supposed to be in charge of filling car fluids. Very unhelpful.
8.4 Excellent
Sep 28 2016
better booking through Kayak than Hertz
Pros: At Kayak, we had straightforward car rental booking and the pricing and the car availability were good. The Hertz rental agent in Santa Fe was friendly and helpful and worked hard to help everyone as quickly as he could despite some tech challenges. The rental car and car return were super easy to get to and find (such a tiny airport!).
Cons: After looking at Kayak, we attempted to look at the Hertz site directly and it was confusing and inconsistent in what it said was available. Somewhere I thought I read we'd have to take a shuttle to get our rental car which wasn't the case and was a bit confusing in trying to line up our plans and estimate our arrival time at our host's house.
2.4 Mediocre
Oct 5 2016
"make and model not guaranteed", but thats what I
Pros: Good gas mileage
Cons: I requested a Nissan Sintra and received a Toyota Yaris. Bad start to hear my purchase was not guaranteed, because I tend to request things that actually fit my need. My luggage could not fit in the trunk which meant we had to keep it in the back seat where it could have gotten stolen. Therefore we were worried about theft half of the trip and trying to cover everything and put valuables under seats. The Yaris is also too small for the freeway driving we were doing. It felt like a death trap because they gave a car with a tire leak and when the car picks up speed the tires are so small that they have a tough time having a solid grip on the road. Very disappointed and felt unsafe.
10.0 Excellent
Oct 24 2016
Pros: Price thru kayak was very good
10.0 Excellent
Nov 7 2016
Pros: Excellent service, no line, very easy and convenient. Drop off in ABQ was no issue or expense.
9.2 Excellent
Jan 5 2017
Major Hertz hassle
Pros: The Hertz reps at the Santa Fe airport were very congenial and helpful. Easy pick up process.
Cons: Hertz handled my call about a flat tire on the road at 9pm and sent a serviceman to install the spare, instructing me to drive 30 miles to a tire shop that was open until 11pm. When I arrived, the tire shop was actually closed. The Hertz call center rep advised me that there were no other options and no Hertz rental office within 125 miles so I was told to drive home (250 miles) on the spare at 55 mph. Against my better judgement, I did so and arrived home at 4am.
10.0 Excellent
Feb 10 2017
Pros: great service easy
9.6 Excellent
May 11 2019
Cons: It was super convenient and reasonably priced. I selected the least expensive economy car. The car was in great shape, but it was no match for the poor condition of the roads in NM! Would have been just fine for in town only.....should have taken the advice of the counter staff and up graded.
10.0 Excellent
May 13 2019
Pros: I enjoyed the vehicle I was provided, and the overall experience was pleasant, and I felt the price as good.
Cons: I have no criticism. I will rent with Hertz again.
10.0 Excellent
Aug 30 2016
Customer service
Pros: The ladies I dealt with went out of their way to make the experience efficient and enjoyable. They did everything in their power to make the trip enjoyable and surpassed expectations. Thank you again for all you did.
From $52/day
Rated #2
Enterprise
9.2 Excellent (12 reviews)
2 locations in Santa Fe
Enterprise
Locations in Santa Fe
1611 St Michaels Dr
+1 505 986 1414
3961 Cerrillos Rd
+1 505 424 1134
  • 9.2
  • 9.3
  • 9.0
  • 9.0
  • 9.3
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
Nov 5 2016
Great service!
Pros: Friendly and professional staff.
Cons: Cramped parking
10.0 Excellent
Nov 28 2016
Easy pick up/drop off and free upgrade
Pros: Even though I had to wait awhile to pick up my car, the staff was friendly as they buzzed around tending to cars and customers. Olivia gave me a free upgrade and that ride was smooooooth for my 4 hour drive down south. Checking back in was a snap. I'd use Enterprise through Kayak again in a second. Best prices in Santa Fe.
2.0 Mediocre
Nov 29 2016
Cons: Por customer service...Didn't like my rental... Never again
10.0 Excellent
Apr 16 2018
Enterprise: excellent car rental experience
Pros: Quick, easy, best price.. and I was lucky to have a new car (less than 100 miles on odometer!)
Cons: None
10.0 Excellent
May 17 2018
Pros: Quick and easy, very freindly
10.0 Excellent
May 27 2018
Beautiful upgrade
Pros: New Car
10.0 Excellent
Oct 10 2018
Enterprise takes care of Business
Pros: Well staffed office knows you are there to get your car and scoot. Manager even introduced himself...very professional. With the great Kayak deal it was a win-win.
10.0 Excellent
Oct 11 2016
Nothing not to like. Perfect car for what we neede
Pros: Van driver was really friendly and helpful. Office staff were pleasant.
10.0 Excellent
Nov 29 2016
Customer Service Great!
Pros: Customer Service was able to switch out our vehicle halfway through our rental agreement so we could have more room. They called us back right away and got us on our way.
10.0 Excellent
Jan 6 2017
Pros: What an amazing team--they were so considerate, generous, professional, prompt, and courteous. Give them all a raise. Seriously!
Cons: Nothing to say here--everything was awesome.
From $50/day
Rated #3
Avis
8.1 Excellent (22 reviews)
2 locations in Santa Fe
Avis
Locations in Santa Fe
121 Aviation Drive, Unit 3
+1 505 471 5892
1946 Cerrillos Road
+1 505 820 7943
  • 8.2
  • 8.0
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
Apr 9 2016
Pros: Easy pickup and drop off. Nice car.
7.6 Good
Apr 9 2016
Pros: Good little car.
Cons: Didn't realize the extra fees for liability were charged per day. That ended up being way too high.
7.2 Good
Aug 24 2016
Outside dirty but helped when needed ...
Pros: When lost keys provided good support.
Cons: Car was dirty on outside. Replacement car was smaller than original rental.
10.0 Excellent
Sep 6 2016
Fast and efficient service
Pros: Staff were very quick to complete paper work so we could start our vacation
10.0 Excellent
Oct 9 2016
Pros: Friendly counter help. Very nice and helpful
Cons: Selection of cars available
9.6 Excellent
Nov 28 2016
Pros: Everything except the closing time of 7pm.
10.0 Excellent
Mar 28 2017
Fast service out in no time
Pros: Friendly staff
6.0 Good
May 30 2017
Pros: I liked the car(Hyundai Elantra)! Great gas mileage, good interface. I received great customer service over the phone, problems were resolved rapidly!
Cons: Car was a little dirty, had a few cigarette burns in the seats.
5.2 Okay
Mar 21 2018
Highway Robbery
Pros: The car was clean and easy to drive.
Cons: Price. Cannot believe how much I had to pay to rent this car. In addition, I hate how Kayak and other discount sites have extremely low prices such as ‘25.99 per day’ listed, then you click on the car, go through the whole process and when you finally go to pick up the car the Avis rep says ‘that will be 1 million dollars’. Ok that was an exaggeration, but I feel ripped off every time I rent a car and ESPECIALLY when I use sites such as Kayak to try to find a deal.
10.0 Excellent
Sep 18 2018
Fast teansaction
Pros: Car was in excellent condition. The whole process was painless. Liked the car Kia Sorrento. Very roomy Perfect for 4 women with luggage!
Cons: Nothing
From $43/day
Rated #4
Budget
Cheapest deal
7.3 Good (10 reviews)
1 location in Santa Fe
Budget
Locations in Santa Fe
1946 Cerrillos Rd
+1 505 984 1596
  • 6.6
  • 8.2
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
5.6 Okay
Jun 22 2016
BUDGET MAY NOT RENT TO YOU
Cons: Although I was able to book a reservation and obtain car insurance through Kayak, Budget denied my debit card. Therefore I was unable to rent the car. It shouldn't be possible to book a reservation and then be denied car rental.
10.0 Excellent
Dec 5 2016
Pros: Service is quick and cars are always clean and ready
Cons: I agree with one other person a short overview of features would be nice.
4.8 Okay
Feb 7 2017
Overcharged
Cons: I was overcharged $140.25 and offered no explanation. Will not be usuing Budget/Kayak in the future. This is the first time I booked through this service. I travel a lot and have never been deceived in this manner.
9.6 Excellent
Mar 25 2017
Pros: Service staff very nice and accomodating
Cons: I'm too short to get in and out of VW Jettas
10.0 Excellent
Apr 9 2017
Good Job Budget
Pros: Courteous counter personnel. Quick, efficient check out. Will be back again.
10.0 Excellent
May 6 2017
Efficient, courteous and effective service.
Pros: Small but efficient franchise. Service personnel were efficient, courteous, and friendly. Car and paperwork ready when I arrived. In and out in 5 minutes. Good car, clean, low mileage, full tank.Who could ask for anything more! I'm happy to recommend this location.
Cons: N/A. It was all good.
2.0 Mediocre
Jun 7 2017
Pros: I showed up to the rental car location around 12:30PM. The location closed at 12:00PM! Nobody called to tell me and the hours of the location were not listed on my reservation. It was such a disappointing experience and it ruined my plans for the afternoon.
2.0 Mediocre
Jul 11 2017
Pros: OK - not an upscale place, but ok.
9.2 Excellent
Jun 9 2018
Good one way rental
Pros: Helpful staff Car ran well except cruise control
Cons: Cruise control did not work Selected car was not available; had to pay more for upgrade
9.6 Excellent
Aug 1 2019
Pros: The location and staff were great!
Cons: It all was great!
Easirent
easirent
1 location in Santa Fe
Easirent
Locations in Santa Fe
Santa Fe Municipal Airport
95 travelers who rented a car in Santa Fe gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

Car Rental Locations in or near Santa Fe

Good to Know

Most Popular Agency Hertz
Most Popular Car Type Intermediate
Average price $68/day
Good deal $50/day

When to Book a Rental Car in Santa Fe

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Top Tips For Renting a Car in Santa Fe

  • As the capital of New Mexico, Santa Fe has lots to offer tourists. Along with historical attractions like Loretto Chapel and the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, there are a number of theatrical performances and concerts held at the Santa Fe Opera House. If you have a rental car, you might also enjoy a drive along the Turquoise Trail for nice scenery and the opportunity to shop at a variety of antique and boutique stores.
  • Many major airlines, including Delta and American, fly in and out of Santa Fe Regional Airport. It offers numerous amenities and services for passengers including car rental services. Located in the baggage claim area, car rental offices for Avis, Enterprise, and Hertz can be found here.
  • When driving in Santa Fe, you should be aware that there are several traffic cameras in and around the city. Via these cameras police look for drivers who exceed the speed limit or run lights, so drive with caution. Additionally, the sun in Santa Fe can be blinding, especially in the summertime. Be sure to have your sunglasses handy.
  • Rush hour is really not that bad in Santa Fe. Many workers do commute from Albuquerque to Santa Fe for work, however; so I-25 (the route between these two cities) is often the busiest. The morning commute begins early (around 6:30 a.m.) and continues through 8 a.m. In the evening, traffic slows down between the hours of 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Santa Fe for $50 or less
  • Book your rental car in Santa Fe at least 5 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Santa Fe are around 15% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Full-size rental cars in Santa Fe are around 46% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs About Renting a Car in Santa Fe

How much does it cost to rent a car in Santa Fe?

On average a rental car in Santa Fe costs $68 per day.

What is the most popular rental car in Santa Fe?

Intermediate (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Santa Fe.

What is the cheapest car rental company in Santa Fe?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($31/day), Budget ($37/day) and Enterprise ($39/day).

What is the best rental car company in Santa Fe?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Santa Fe are Enterprise (8.5, 12840 reviews), Avis (7.6, 2283 reviews), and Budget (7.4, 4190 reviews).

Which car rental companies are at the airport: Santa Fe Airport (SAF)?

Car rental companies onsite at Santa Fe Airport include Hertz, Enterprise and Avis.

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: Santa Fe Airport (SAF)?

Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Santa Fe Airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, and Avis.

What is the cheapest rental car location in Santa Fe?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Hertz 2010 Cerrillos Road Ste 7 87505 (3 miles from city center).

How can I find car rentals near me in Santa Fe?

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

How much does a Intermediate car rental cost in Santa Fe?

A Intermediate car rental in Santa Fe costs $72 per day, on average.

How much does a Economy car rental cost in Santa Fe?

A Economy car rental in Santa Fe costs $63 per day, on average.

How much does a Compact car rental cost in Santa Fe?

A Compact car rental in Santa Fe costs $61 per day, on average.

What is the most popular rental car location in Santa Fe?

In Santa Fe, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 2010 Cerrillos Road Ste 7 (2.92 miles from city center).

How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Santa Fe?

On average a rental car in Santa Fe costs $473 per week ($68 per day).

How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Santa Fe?

On average a rental car in Santa Fe costs $2028 per month ($68 per day).

What type of car is recommended for driving in Santa Fe?

New Mexico and the Santa Fe area have several beautiful beaches. If you plan to stroll along the beach, you should consider renting a convertible or Jeep to add to your fun. However, if you are planning a visit to Santa Fe National Forest or will be driving on some of Santa Fe’s back roads, you might consider renting a sport utility vehicle. Otherwise, any car will do for your visit.

What's the speed limit in Santa Fe?

Santa Fe is well developed with many highways to help locals and visitors to get around town. If you are on the interstate, you’ll be able to drive at speeds of up to 75 mph. If you are on the local expressway, however, the speed limit will drop to 55 mph.

How are gas prices in Santa Fe?

The cost of regular gasoline in Santa Fe is about $2.17 per gallon. Of course, mid-grade and premium gasoline will cost a little more. If you rent a car that requires diesel fuel, you’ll pay over $3.00 a gallon to fill up the tank. Most gas stations are self-service in Santa Fe, so you’ll need to be prepared to pump your own gasoline.

Where are the best places to park in Santa Fe?

Parking shouldn’t be a problem in downtown Santa Fe. You’ll find parking available on streets for a small fee. These same spots offer free parking after 6 p.m. and all day on Sundays. There are also plenty of paid parking lots and garages in the area, including the garage at Canyon Road, Water Street, and the Santa Fe Community Convention Center.

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