Sparks car rentals from $31/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 Sparks with a pick-up date of 2/27 and drop-off date of 3/5. 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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Sparks car rental information

Pick-up locationSparks
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Minivan, Pickup truck, Premium SUV, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations4
Airport locations1
Popular agenciesAvis, Budget, Turo

Cheap car rentals in Sparks

Kia Rio car
Kia Rio
or similar SMALL
2
2
4-5
$34Total
Kia Soul car
Kia Soul
or similar SMALL
4
2
2/4
$31Total
Toyota Corolla car
Toyota Corolla
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
2/4
$35Total
Buick Verano car
Buick Verano
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
4-5
$43Total
Toyota Camry car
Toyota Camry
or similar LARGE
5
2
4-5
$39Total
Dodge Grand Caravan car
Dodge Grand Caravan
or similar VAN
5
5
4-5
$62Total
Toyota Tacoma car
Toyota Tacoma
or similar PICKUPTRUCK
5
3
2/4
$46Total
Mercedes-Benz GLE car
Mercedes-Benz GLE
or similar SUV
5
5
4-5
$62Total
Toyota RAV4 car
Toyota RAV4
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
$50Total
Ford Edge car
Ford Edge
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
$53Total
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Sparks

  • A car rental in Sparks, Nevada, offers several advantages, providing greater convenience and flexibility during your stay there. You can explore at your own pace, visit multiple attractions in a day, and easily access locations that may not be well-served by public transportation. Still, with a car, you can create your own itinerary and make spontaneous changes to your plans. You can explore nearby attractions, such as Lake Tahoe or Reno, without being constrained by fixed bus or train schedules. This freedom allows you to maximize your time and tailor your experiences according to your preferences.
  • Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) in Nevada, United States, is a major airport serving the Reno and Lake Tahoe region, including Sparks. The airport offers car rental options from well-known companies like National, Enterprise, Avis, Alamo, Dollar, and Budget. The car rental counters at RNO are located in the airport's rental car center, a separate building adjacent to the main terminal. Upon arriving at RNO, proceed to the baggage claim area on the lower level of the terminal. The rental car shuttle buses regularly operate to transport passengers to the rental car center.
  • Before hitting the road in a car rental in Sparks, remember that the city has residential areas and neighborhoods where pedestrians and bicyclists may share the road. Therefore, be attentive and give them the right of way, especially in crosswalks and bike lanes. Exercise caution when passing cyclists and be mindful of their safety. In addition, Sparks is located near natural areas where wildlife may occasionally venture onto or near roads. Be cautious and watch for wildlife crossing signs. Reduce your speed and exercise caution, especially during dusk and dawn when animals are more active.
  • Sparks, Nevada, a suburban area near Reno, may experience traffic congestion at certain times, particularly during peak commuting hours or special events. Rush hour traffic can occur on major roads, such as Interstate 80, or local streets leading to and from residential areas, workplaces, and schools. Usually, the snarl-up occurs between 7:00 am and 9:00 am, and in the afternoon, from 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm. Skirting around these streets might be helpful. Suppose you are here during winter; expect snowy or icy conditions. As such, consider winter tires or carrying tire chains for better traction when driving a Sparks car rental.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Sparks for $45 or less
  • Book your rental car in Sparks at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in Sparks are around 5% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Sparks

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

    On average a rental car in Sparks costs $61 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 Sparks found in the last 2 weeks is $44.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Sparks?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Avis ($31/day) and Budget ($34/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Avis 1595 Marietta Way 89431 (1 miles from city center).

  • How much is gas price in Sparks?

    The average gas price in Sparks is $3.48 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $42 and $56, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Sparks?

    Standard (Chevrolet Equinox or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Sparks.

  • Which car rental companies are at Reno airport (RNO)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Reno airport include Hertz, Alamo, Budget, Rent-A-Wreck, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Dollar, Avis, Thrifty and National.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Reno airport (RNO)?

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

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

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

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

    A Standard car rental in Sparks costs $84 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Sparks?

    An Intermediate car rental in Sparks costs $75 per day, on average.

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

    A Full Size car rental in Sparks costs $68 per day, on average.

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

    On average a rental car in Sparks costs $427 per week ($61 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Sparks costs $1,830 per month ($61 per day).

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

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

  • How many car agencies are operating in Sparks?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 4 car rental agencies in Sparks.

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

    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 Sparks?

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

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

    Sedans are popular for driving in Sparks as they offer good fuel efficiency, comfortable seating, and sufficient trunk space for everyday needs. Besides, sedans are suitable for navigating city streets and commuting within the urban areas of Sparks. If you plan to venture into the nearby mountains, visit Lake Tahoe, or explore outdoor recreational areas around Sparks, renting an SUV might be a suitable choice. SUVs provide more ground clearance, better traction, and additional cargo space, which can be advantageous when driving on uneven or unpaved roads.

  • What’s the speed limit in Sparks?

    Adhering to the posted speeds when driving a car rental in Sparks is great for avoiding trouble with law enforcers. To this end, ensure you don’t exceed 25 mph in residential areas, with the speeds reduced to as low as 15 mph in school zones. On the other hand, the maximum speed limit on highways in Nevada is generally 65 or 70 mph, depending on the specific road and location.

  • Where are the best places to park in Sparks?

    Sparks, Nevada, has several parking options depending on your specific needs and the area you visit. Numerous parking lots and garages are conveniently located near popular destinations, such as shopping centers, restaurants, and attractions. Some commercial establishments may offer free or paid parking for their customers. You will pay $2 for the first hour and $1 for each additional half hour. If you are staying at a hotel or resort in Sparks, they often offer on-site parking facilities for their guests. Check with your accommodation provider about parking options, associated fees, and whether reservation is required.

Sparks car rental reviews and directory

Avis

10.0

Wonderful

6 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

Locations in Sparks

1595 Marietta Way

+1 775 356 2490

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10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

everything

Cons:

nothing

5.2 Fair

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Car (Prius) was wonderful.

Cons:

Car was dirty - we were sunblinded by the dirty windows!! Had to clean ourselves. The rest of it looked dull and like it wasn't cleaned or it had been sitting for days. When we arrived- NO one was in the office. I kept opening the door to have the buzzer go off - no one came. I finally had to whistle to get someone in the rear yard's attention!! so odd.

5.2 Fair

Aug 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up and drop off ok.

Cons:

Cost was more than what you said. Dirty car. Not clean. They tried to give me a car with half gas in tank and then after driving it back less than 10 sec. They exchanged cars.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2023

KAYAK
I wouldn't want to rent a car from anyone else in town!! The location is great, The whole staff that work there are so nice, professional, and the service is so quick. The cars are great, and the drop off is so convenient. As always, thank you everyone!!!!

1 out of 2

Budget

6.2

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Locations in Sparks

1595 Marietta Way

+1 775 356 2499

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2.0 Poor

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

The car was not available at the appointed time. When we arrived in Reno we called to say we would be late due to a misplaced telephone (this was an offsite location). They said there would be no problem. When we arrived about 1:30 PM we were told there were no cars available and that one could not be secured in another location. We were also told that no car was available earlier that day at our scheduled arrival time of 10:30 AM. We were told that we would be called as soon as one was available, later that day. I said that I might not be able to pick it up before the 5:30 PM closing time and they assured me that a car would be held for us regardless, and that we could pick it up the following morning. The agency called and left a voicemail about 4:30 PM to say they had a car. I was unable to call back until about 5:20 PM but there was no answer at the local agency and I was routed to national reservations. The agent at national reservations was unable to help me. By then it was past 5:30 PM so we were left without a car that day. Based on the local agencey's earlier assurances I called the next morning about 8:00 AM and told them I was ready to pick up the car. They said there was no car available. I asked why, since they called late in the afternoon the day before to say it was there and they earlier assured me that it would be held. They said that they had to send it to another agency. I reminded them that they assured me that it would be held and they said "it just doesn't work that way" and there was nothing they could do. They again said they would call me back as soon as a car was available, which would be that morning. I never heard back from them so I found another rental car. My wife and I had another rental from Reno to Sacramento with Dollar. The Budget reservation was made for our daughter as she was driving to Lake Tahoe upon arrival. Our plan was to stay in Reno the evening of Sept. 15. When the Budget car was not available we returned to the Reno airport to add her to the Dollar rental agreement at a cost of $48 plus tax so that she could take the car we already had and go on to Tahoe. Our plan was to then pick up the Budget car later that day or the following morning and drive it to Tahoe to meet her on Sept 16. When the Budget car was not available that morning and it became apparent that the agency didn't care to resolve the problem we secured another one way reservation to Tahoe through Enterprise. It was at a substantially higher cost but the lowest cost alternative available to us at that time. I use KYAK extensively and they do a good job. I have also rented from Budget many times in the past without problem. This rental experience was terrible and I attribute it to a poorly run, off airport location which had no regard for the commitments made or customer service. I think that Budget should reimburse me for the additional charges incurred and I request KYAK's assistance in resolving this issue.

2.0 Poor

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The only thing that worked for me with this rental was the consideration and service I received from Daniel. Thanks to him I was able to get my reservation but at a considerable higher cost plus the cost of a taxi to and from the Sparks location from the Reno airport.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Handling and four wheel drive experience

Cons:

Fuel was a bit expensive

2.0 Poor

Dec 2015

KAYAK

Cons:

I reserved a car in the morning and after 30 minutes Avis/Budget called me to say actually they have no car! Then why was it displayed available? They said the online status is not accurate!

1 out of 2

Easirent

4.2

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Sparks

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Reno/Tahoe International Airport

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Hertz

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Locations in Sparks

1995 Vassar St, Suite B

+1 775 785 2650

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485 South Rock Blvd

+1 775 313 4849

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10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2022

KAYAK
Friendly, professional staff. Nothing I can think of. Positive experience all around.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
I’d like to hear (via a message) that they acknowledged return of the car and will be sending me a receipt shortly.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Bait & Switch tactics Asking me for my airline information but not booking me at the airport. To add to that, you book me at a place that closes at 5 pm knowing airlines have a 1 in 5 glitch such that when I’m delayed, the office is closed and I need to rebook at 3 times the price. Shame on you, despicable tactics. I will never use Kayak to book ever again

2.0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
The Branch Manager had very poor customer service skills. There was a miscommunication on insurance coverage, he did not want to help me resolve the problem. I asked him to call the corporate office together so we could find a resolution and he refused to do that. When I insisted we make that call, he threatened to call the police if I did not leave the office immediately. I have never experienced this poor level of service in a car rental office. I expected better from Hertz, and maybe it is a need for customer service training for that particular manager, but it is a poor reflection on a good company.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
When I picked up my car from Reno, I was helped out by the operations manager. I did not get her name, but she went above and beyond in helping me. When I rented my car, I made the mistake of picking it up from Vassar instead of Reno-Tahoe international airport. When I approached the counter to pick up my car, she noticed that I did not have a rental scheduled to be picked up at the airport. Once I explained to her that I was with my wife and baby, she was willing to give me a ride to pick up my rental from Vassar and get me on the road. Once I picked up my car from the different Hertz location, I returned back to the airport. Thankfully, she was still at the Hertz counter and I requested to drop the car at the airport instead of the Vassar location. She went above and beyond again to assist me, and was able to drop the car off at the airport without any issues. I will be coming back to Hertz in the near future to get awesome customer service and for decently priced rentals!

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Customer service was excellent.

1 out of 32

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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Locations in Sparks

1450 East Prater Way, Ste 113

+1 775 331 6888

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2500 E 2nd St

+1 775 325 8882

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3005 Mill St

+1 775 329 3773

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6.0 Okay

Jun 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was good

Cons:

Need a shuttle to the airport

2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing, I was very upset my reservation was not available, sent to the wrong business, received the wrong car and ended up cancelling my reservation. Very upset about the whole experience.

Cons:

Due to the reservation screwups, I think an upgrade and a price match for my original reservation should have been made. But it wasn't, and they tried to give me a smaller size vehicle and my daughter is 5"11.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very kind, received a free upgrade, car was clean, functioned perfectly, and made the trip enjoyable. Also, I really liked how smooth the pickup and delivery was. No hassles, no hidden fees, no surprises just what I needed.

Cons:

I think the price was a bit higher than competitors, but I was willing to pay 50 more for better customer service.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

2021 Kia Soul w/ 225 miles. Great car. Also, night manager on Friday night really made me feel at home, even arriving 5 mins to close.

Cons:

Getting shuttle to airport after turning car in. Agent said driver left at 1:30pm, not sure why.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Let me start by saying, I got a good price for mu rental. The check in and check out process was quick and simple. One of the vans I got was dirty, hadn't been washed. But I was in a hurry so I didn't mind (this time). Overall it was good service. I will rent with them again.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

staff very friendly and informative...

1 out of 9

Eagle Rent A Car

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2 locations in Sparks

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2175 Market Street Ste D

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Reno airport

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2001 E Plumb Ln, Reno, , USA Nevada

+1 914 368 0091

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184 travelers who rented a car in Sparks gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.1

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Most popular agency

Budget

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$61/day

Good deal

$45/day

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