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St Joseph car rentals from $35/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 St Joseph with a pick-up date of 7/15 and drop-off date of 7/22. 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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Cheap car rentals in St Joseph

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Toyota Yaris car
Toyota Yaris
or similar SMALL
2
2
4-5
$37/day
Ford Focus car
Ford Focus
or similar SMALL
4
2
4-5
$39/day
Mazda Mazda3 car
Mazda Mazda3
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
4-5
$35/day
Honda Accord car
Honda Accord
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
4-5
$45/day
Toyota Camry car
Toyota Camry
or similar LARGE
5
2
4-5
$46/day
Chrysler Town & Country car
Chrysler Town & Country
or similar VAN
5
5
4-5
$56/day
Lexus NX car
Lexus NX
or similar SUV
5
2
4-5
$80/day
Buick LaCrosse car
Buick LaCrosse
or similar LARGE
5
5
4-5
$48/day
Chevrolet Colorado car
Chevrolet Colorado
or similar PICKUPTRUCK
5
3
2/4
$70/day
Jeep Patriot car
Jeep Patriot
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
$52/day
Ford Escape car
Ford Escape
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
$53/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in St Joseph

  • St. Joseph is a relatively small city, and while there are some public transportation options available, they are limited in scope. Getting a car rental in St. Joseph provides more flexibility in terms of when and where you can go. While renting cheap car rentals in St. Joseph may seem expensive at first, it can actually be less expensive than taking taxis or ride-sharing services, especially if you plan on traveling frequently or for a longer period of time. Places worth visiting in or around St. Joseph, MO, that are more accessible by St. Joseph car rentals include the Jesse James Home Museum, Missouri Western State University, and the Pony Express National Museum.
  • Kansas City International Airport (MCI) is located about 50 miles from St. Joseph car rentals. It has several rental car companies located on the airport grounds. The rental car offices are located in a separate building, just a short shuttle ride from the terminals. The shuttle pick-up location is outside the baggage claim area at each terminal. The airport shuttle operates 24/7 and is free of charge. It runs every 5–10 minutes, so you should not have to wait long. The rental car companies located at Kansas City Airport include Avis, Budget, Alamo, Dollar, Enterprise, Payless, Hertz, National, and Thrifty.
  • In terms of driving style, St. Joseph drivers are generally calm and patient, but that being said, there are occasional instances of aggressive driving, particularly during rush hour or on crowded roads. Bicycles are also not particularly common on the roads in St. Joseph, but there are some dedicated bike lanes in certain areas. Trucks are a common sight, particularly on highways and major routes. In addition, pedestrians are generally respectful of traffic signals and crosswalks, but it's still important for you to keep an eye out for jaywalking and be prepared to yield when driving cheap car rentals in St. Joseph.
  • Rush hour in St. Joseph typically runs from 7:00 am to 9:00 am and from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm on weekdays. During these peak hours, traffic can be heavier on the main roads, such as Frederick Ave., Belt Hwy., and South Riverside Rd.  St. Joseph can also experience harsh winter weather, with occasional snow and ice storms. During these times, the roads can become slippery and difficult to navigate, particularly on bridges and overpasses. It's important to drive your car rental in St. Joseph cautiously during such times and allow extra time for commuting.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in St Joseph for $52 or less
  • Book your rental car in St Joseph at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in St Joseph are around 85% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in St Joseph

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

    On average a rental car in St Joseph costs $67 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 St Joseph found in the last 2 weeks is $38.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in St Joseph?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Budget ($47/day) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car ($50/day).

  • What is the best rental car company in St Joseph?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in St Joseph is Avis (7.6, 68 reviews).

  • How much is gas price in St Joseph?

    The average gas price in St Joseph is $3.74 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $45 and $60, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in St Joseph?

    Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in St Joseph.

  • Which car rental companies are at Kansas City airport (MCI)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Kansas City airport include Hertz, Dollar, Payless, Avis, Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Budget and National.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Kansas City airport (MCI)?

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

  • How can I find car rentals near me in St Joseph?

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

  • How much does a Mini car rental cost in St Joseph?

    A Mini car rental in St Joseph costs $120 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in St Joseph?

    A Compact car rental in St Joseph costs $67 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in St Joseph?

    An Economy car rental in St Joseph costs $66 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular rental car location in St Joseph?

    In St Joseph, cars are most frequently rented at Enterprise Rent-A-Car 2318 N Belt Hwy (3 miles from city center).

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

    On average a rental car in St Joseph costs $454 per week ($65 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in St Joseph costs $1,944 per month ($65 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in St Joseph?

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

  • How many car agencies are operating in St Joseph?

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

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

    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 St Joseph?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in St Joseph 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 a car rental in St. Joseph?

    If you plan on driving on rural roads or in areas with rough terrain in St. Joseph, an SUV or crossover with all-wheel drive may be an ideal St. Joseph car rental. This will provide more stability and traction on uneven surfaces. An example of a suitable SUV for driving in St. Joseph could be the Jeep Grand Cherokee, which has good off-road capabilities, or the Honda CR-V, which has all-wheel drive and good fuel efficiency.

  • What’s the speed limit when driving a car rental in St. Joseph?

    The speed limit in St. Joseph varies depending on the type of road and the location. In general, the speed limit in residential areas is 25 mph, unless otherwise posted. On most main streets, the speed limit is usually 35 mph, though some roads may have higher limits, such as 45 mph or 55 mph. In some areas, school zones have lower speed limits, typically 20 mph when children are present. Since the speed limit varies, it's important to keep an eye out for posted signs when driving a St. Joseph car rental.

  • Where are the best places to park a car rental in St. Joseph?

    There are several options for parking cheap car rentals in St. Joseph. In general, parking meters and pay stations can be found in commercial areas and downtown, where parking is in high demand. Most meters accept coins or credit cards, and the maximum time limit is typically 2 hours.  There are also several parking garages and lots available in the downtown area, offering both hourly and daily rates.

St Joseph car rental reviews and directory

Budget

9.2

Wonderful

5 reviews
Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in St Joseph

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Locations in St Joseph

2015 South Belt Highway

+1 816 233 3402

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00

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2.0 Poor

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Hated it

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was clean and what we wanted. Everything was excellent and more than we expected

Cons:

Can't think of anything

8.0 Very good

Aug 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

I booked through Expedia and got a much better price. Budget/Avis are new tobthe area. They were helpful and courteous.

Cons:

They are so bw that they were still oouring cement foe their driveway. Inconvenient to say the least.

9.2 Wonderful

Aug 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Services were excellent

Cons:

Attendant was confused and tried to charge more money then reservation at pickup and drop off, but I kept receipt from reservations. Then noted attendant had that price in computer

1 out of 2

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.5

Good

No reviews available

One location in St Joseph

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Locations in St Joseph

2318 N Belt Hwy

+1 816 233 9999

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00

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Hertz

6.6

Okay

No reviews available

One location in St Joseph

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3900 Frederick Ave

+1 816 253 6464

Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:00
Thursday08:00 - 13:00
Friday08:00 - 13:00

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Avis

No score available yet

Best rated

2 locations in St Joseph

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Locations in St Joseph

1 Nassau Circle

+1 816 464 6200

Monday07:30 - 17:0000:00 - 01:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:0000:00 - 01:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:0000:00 - 01:00
Thursday00:00 - 01:0007:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:0000:00 - 01:00
Saturday00:00 - 01:0007:30 - 17:00
Sunday07:30 - 17:00

2015 South Belt Highway

+1 816 233 3356

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00

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10.0 Wonderful

May 2024

KAYAK
Friendly staff and quick once we got to the counter. This is likely because I listen to the questions the previous customers are asked and I am prepared to respond so I can get to my car quicker. Upon return, we gave the counter staff an unopened half case of water because we obviously couldn’t take it on our flight and the staff couldn’t have more appreciative and thankful. Very polite.

2.0 Poor

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Paid for an SUV, ended up with a Malibu. Back wheels out of alignment, very uncomfortable ride. Reverse camera faulty. Seats both had dirt on them…really gross. Clearly had not been cleaned. Chip on windshield - right in frojt of where driver is looking. Mentioned this on the way out. Currently got 3 different charges pending on my credit card from Avis - why? Still don’t have a final bill/email confirmation from them. Zero contact since drop-off 24 hours ago.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Very easy and car was a good car. Everything you would want in a rental.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Fast and friendly

2.0 Poor

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Poor experience. I was quoted a price and ended up paying more than said price, even though I didn’t add extra packages, extend the duration of rent, get fined, or incur any damages to the vehicle. The associate at pickup location didn’t even inquire about third party insurance and went ahead to include their insurance with no proper explanation, which I “canceled” at that point, but it seems that it wasn’t after all.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Great service, well maintained vehicle, drop off at DIA was fast and easy.

1 out of 20

Payless

No score available yet

One location in St Joseph

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1 Nassau Circle

+1 816 464 2100

Monday07:30 - 17:0000:00 - 01:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:0000:00 - 01:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:0000:00 - 01:00
Thursday00:00 - 01:0007:30 - 17:00
Friday00:00 - 01:0007:30 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 01:0007:30 - 17:00
Sunday07:30 - 17:00

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2.0 Poor

Jun 2024

KAYAK
Booked “standard suv” category and received a banged up old minivan instead. Car was disgusting outside and especially inside! Took forever to receive the car and then even longer to get out of the gate due to their system freezing up. Not impressed at all!

6.0 Okay

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Getting from baggage claim to Payless terminal had to stand in long lines to get on the bus. The customer service agent was very nice and friendly. We ended up getting an electric car, but never told us about what charging stations we could use being not familiar with that type of electric car and where the charging stations were a big problem wasted a lot of time during our driving experience, trying to find chargers that would work.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
It was easy and great.

2.0 Poor

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Was serviced by Avis. Long checkout line, once in the car took 30 mins to get out of the rental lot. Declined additional protection, but was charged anyway. Gas tank was 1/3 full when I received the car.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
The first thing they did was upgrade me without my permission, and I didn’t find out about the upgrade and the charges until checking the car back in. Secondly, they sent me to a car which was filthy – it hadn’t been washed/cleaned inside or out. And finally, I was just outside the gates of the rental car facility when I looked down and found that I had less than a half a tank of gas. Overall, less than impressive experience.

8.0 Very good

Jun 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

cAR HAD MANUAL WINDOWS AND LOCKS. i HAVENT HAD A CAR LIKE THAT SINCE THE 80'S. i WISH i HAD KNOWN i WOULD HAVE REQUESTED A MORE MODERN CAR.

1 out of 11

National

No score available yet

One location in St Joseph

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648 Madrid Ave

+1 844 868 8502

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59

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6.0 Okay

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

I did not go into the place so I can't really say it was excellent or poor. I just dropped the car off and left in another car out of there.

8.8 Very good

Oct 2015

KAYAK

Pros:

Very efficient process for pickup and return. Car model (Ford Focus) was somewhat noisy on the highway, but good overall.

Cons:

Some trash was left in the car from the previous renter. Nothing terrible however. Candy wrapper and some used paper.

3.9 Poor

Aug 2021

KAYAK
They did not have the class of car available that I booked and I was offered a class of car down (not up) for the same price!!! Bad customer service.

1 out of 1

Sixt

No score available yet

One location in St Joseph

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575 London Drive

+1 888 749 8227

Monday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Wednesday00:00 - 01:0006:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 01:0006:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 01:0006:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Sunday00:00 - 01:0006:00 - 23:59

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10.0 Wonderful

May 2024

KAYAK
The agent I worked with at the counter when picking up the vehicle was excellent, and I am sorry, but I don't have her name handy. Hopefully, you all can see that from the paperwork and will give her kudos, as she did a fantastic job and was super friendly and helpful. She is a valuable asset to your company. I watched her work with the customers before me, and they left with the same sense of gratitude that I had when I finished working with her. Especially after the day I had been traveling.

1 out of 1

Sunnycars

No score available yet

One location in St Joseph

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648 Madrid Ave

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171 travelers who rented a car in St Joseph gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.0

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Good to know

Most popular agency

Budget

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

$67/day

Good deal

$53/day

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