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Santa Fe, NMOct 29 — Nov 5
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Santa Fe, NM
Thu 10/29
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Santa Fe car rental information

Pick-up locationSanta Fe
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Luxury SUV, Mini, Minivan, Open air all terrain, Passenger Van, Pickup Truck, Premium, Premium SUV, Premium coupe, Standard, Standard SUV, Supplier Choice
Rental locations10
Airport locations4
Popular agenciesHertz, Turo, Enterprise, Avis

Cheap car rentals in Santa Fe

$23/dayEconomy
$39/dayCompact
$39/dayIntermediate
$35/dayStandard
$41/dayFull-size
$55/dayMinivan
$78/dayFull-size SUV
$45/dayMini
$41/dayPremium
$63/dayPassenger Van
$49/dayLuxury
$52/dayPickup Truck
$43/dayPremium SUV
$35/daySupplier Choice
$50/dayCompact SUV
$50/dayIntermediate SUV
$53/dayStandard SUV
$60/dayLuxury SUV
$80/dayPremium coupe
$408/dayOpen air all terrain
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Santa Fe car rental reviews and directory

From $49/dayRated #1
Avis
Best rated
8.2 Excellent (45 reviews)
2 locations in Santa Fe
Avis
Locations in Santa Fe
121 Aviation Drive, Unit 3+1 505 471 5892
Monday09:30 - 21:30
Tuesday09:30 - 21:30
Wednesday09:30 - 21:30
Thursday09:30 - 21:30
Friday09:30 - 21:30
Saturday09:30 - 21:30
Sunday09:30 - 21:30
1946 Cerrillos Road+1 505 820 7943
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00
  • 8.2
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
5.6 OkaySep 15 2020
Cons: The car we were given was extremely uncomfortable for a short person to drive and drop off via the drop box not very user friendly (no writing utensils available and we didn’t have any with us on vacation)
2.0 MediocreJun 11 2020
Pros: Nothing.Cons: Actually getting the rental car. They had no convertible to actually rent
10.0 ExcellentJan 30 2020
Pros: Staff was greatCons: Not much could have been better! Excellent rental experience.
9.6 ExcellentSep 18 2019
Pros: staff was super helpful and reassuringCons: pricing
9.6 ExcellentJul 24 2019
Pros: So great to work with, fast,peasant and friendly. THANK YOU!Cons: The car had a really weird smell in it. It was barely ok but not bad enough to bring it back...hated the smell!
9.6 ExcellentMay 20 2019
Cons: They upgraded us to a Suburban and it was easily returned to a different location!
2.0 MediocreApr 15 2019
Pros: NothingCons: Have the car we reserved or its equivalent as was agreed on in the reservation.
9.2 ExcellentApr 7 2019
Pros: Super friendly and accommodating staff at the Cerillos Road office. Totally unlike the Hertz folks nearby.
10.0 ExcellentSep 18 2018
Fast teansactionPros: 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
5.2 OkayMar 21 2018
Highway RobberyPros: 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.
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From $37/dayRated #2
Hertz
Cheapest deal
Most popular
7.4 Good (80 reviews)
4 locations in Santa Fe
Hertz
Locations in Santa Fe
100 E San Francisco St+1 505 238 7836
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
121 Aviation Dr Bldg 303 Ste 6+1 505 471 7189
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00
20 Buffalo Thunder Trail+1 505 438 4650
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
2010 Cerrillos Road Ste 7+1 505 438 4650
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
  • 7.3
  • 7.1
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
7.2 GoodAug 3 2020
Cons: HERTZ DID NOW TELL US THAT WE NEEDED TO DROP OFF THE VEHICLE IN A DIFFERENT LOCATION THEN WHERE WE PICKED IT UP AND SUBSEQUENTLY CHANGE US AN ADDITIONAL FEE, WHICH WE NOW NEED TO BE TAKE OFF THE BILL . OTHER THAN THAT , A GOOD EXPERIENCE.
5.2 OkayDec 27 2019
Cons: To-do car in okay condition. Very expensive and that's without all the extra insurance they push. They really try to scare you into it.
2.0 MediocreOct 11 2019
Pros: NothingCons: They didn't have a car available for us. Said they tried to contact us, then said they never had our contact info, which I can see they did on our confirmation form. We had to buy a last second flight instead, costing us $600 . The lady we talked to was extremely rude the whole time and had no sympathy. When I tried to explain our disappointment she hung up on me!! Absolutely disgusting. I'll never book with Hertz again and you shouldn't either of you don't want all your travel plans ruined.
9.2 ExcellentJul 17 2019
Pros: The car was exactly what was advertised, very safe and brand new. There were no hidden fees and dropping off and picking up was very simple.Cons: The interior of the car hadn’t been cleaned, so there were sticky places and the wiper fluid was completely empty which was irritating.
2.0 MediocreJun 21 2019
Pros: They completely cancelled my reservation.Cons: They could have honored their confirmation.
10.0 ExcellentMay 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.
9.6 ExcellentMay 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.
6.0 GoodApr 13 2019
Pros: The location was convenient. We really liked the car and it was a free upgrade.Cons: We bought a prepaid reservation online. We had to pay over $100 extra for my husband to be added to drive. In almost all of my car rental experience a spouse is added for free. I wish this had been made more clear with the online reservation! We may have made another renting choice.
4.4 OkayApr 7 2019
Cons: The customer service people in the Santa Fe office we dealt with (on Cerillos) were uniformly horrible. They turned us off to Hertz forever. No flexibility, ridiculous demands, simply unable to do basic things for their customers. The folks at the ABQ dropoff, on the other hand, were splendid.
8.0 ExcellentMar 30 2019
Pros: Easy drop off at Santa Fe airport...Cons: pick up at Santa Fe city location the employee was by himself there were three customers waiting and he was scattering everywhere trying to help us... he also then took a 12 min phone call while we were all waiting.
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From $41/dayRated #3
Enterprise
9.3 Excellent (26 reviews)
2 locations in Santa Fe
Enterprise
Locations in Santa Fe
1611 St Michaels Dr+1 505 986 1414
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
3961 Cerrillos Rd+1 505 424 1134
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday10:00 - 14:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
  • 9.3
  • 9.2
  • 9.3
  • 9.2
  • 9.3
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreAug 14 2020
Cons: I wasn't aware there was an additional deposit fee for the rental -- if there was information or details about this it wasn't noted or highlighted enough to inform my decision/commitment of renting from here
10.0 ExcellentJul 17 2020
Pros: Fast service; friendly, efficient staffCons: Great experience - they did everything right.
10.0 ExcellentApr 1 2020
Pros: The staff was very nice, gave me some clorox wipes to clean up the car (even though it was already very clean, it was just to be sure). Enterprise is also waiving the normal fee to drop the car in a different location, which was incredibly helpful.Cons: It was great, no problems.
10.0 ExcellentOct 10 2018
Enterprise takes care of BusinessPros: 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 ExcellentMay 27 2018
Beautiful upgradePros: New Car
10.0 ExcellentMay 17 2018
Pros: Quick and easy, very freindly
10.0 ExcellentApr 16 2018
Enterprise: excellent car rental experiencePros: Quick, easy, best price.. and I was lucky to have a new car (less than 100 miles on odometer!)Cons: None
8.0 ExcellentMar 29 2017
good value, mechanical problem with car, long waitPros: Car performed well and was clean. Great value for 1 way rentalCons: Car was smaller than I was expecting Right headlamp not adjusted properly Long wait to pickup the car
10.0 ExcellentFeb 14 2017
Pros: Very customer focused, very helpful and willing to go the extra distance for you.Cons: Return was difficult due to my lack of attention to return location hours of operation. The manager explained a local security issue regarding the use of after hours drop box that precludes the local area offices from using this option. After hours drop will improve in the Santa Fe area as an airport location is due to open soon (they have the concession rights, just waiting on the airport to move on execution of new lease/concession.
10.0 ExcellentJan 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.
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From $40/dayRated #4
Budget
7.4 Good (21 reviews)
1 location in Santa Fe
Budget
Locations in Santa Fe
1946 Cerrillos Rd+1 505 984 1596
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
  • 7
  • 7.6
  • 7
Recent reviews
4.0 OkaySep 19 2020
Pros: The guy we picked up fromCons: The guy we dropped off to
9.6 ExcellentAug 1 2019
Pros: The location and staff were great!Cons: It all was great!
9.2 ExcellentJun 9 2018
Good one way rentalPros: Helpful staff Car ran well except cruise controlCons: Cruise control did not work Selected car was not available; had to pay more for upgrade
2.0 MediocreJul 11 2017
Pros: OK - not an upscale place, but ok.
2.0 MediocreJun 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.
10.0 ExcellentMay 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.
10.0 ExcellentApr 9 2017
Good Job BudgetPros: Courteous counter personnel. Quick, efficient check out. Will be back again.
9.6 ExcellentMar 25 2017
Pros: Service staff very nice and accomodatingCons: I'm too short to get in and out of VW Jettas
4.8 OkayFeb 7 2017
OverchargedCons: 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.
10.0 ExcellentDec 5 2016
Pros: Service is quick and cars are always clean and readyCons: I agree with one other person a short overview of features would be nice.
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Easirent
1 location in Santa Fe
Easirent
Locations in Santa Fe
Santa Fe Municipal 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
172 travelers who rented a car in Santa Fe gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.9

Car rental locations in or near Santa Fe

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$53/day

Good deal

$42/day

When to book a rental car in Santa Fe

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 $42 or less
  • Book your rental car in Santa Fe at least 3 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Santa Fe are around 14% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Premium rental cars in Santa Fe are around 42% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Santa Fe

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

  • On average a rental car in Santa Fe costs $53 per day.

  • Supplier Choice (Class Special Car or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Santa Fe.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($35/day), Enterprise ($52/day) and Avis ($55/day).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Santa Fe are Enterprise (8.7, 71 reviews), Avis (8.1, 51 reviews), and Hertz (8.0, 135 reviews).

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

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

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

  • A Supplier Choice car rental in Santa Fe costs $46 per day, on average.

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

  • A Economy car rental in Santa Fe costs $52 per day, on average.

  • In Santa Fe, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 2010 Cerrillos Road Ste 7 (3 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Santa Fe costs $369 per week ($53 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Santa Fe costs $1,582 per month ($53 per day).