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Waterloo, IANov 5 — Nov 12
Same drop-off
Waterloo, IA
Thu 11/5
Thu 11/12

Waterloo car rental information

Pick-up locationWaterloo
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Minivan, Passenger Van, Pickup Truck, Premium, Premium SUV, Standard, Standard SUV, Supplier Choice
Rental locations5
Airport locations4
Popular agenciesEnterprise, Surprise Agency, Avis, Turo

Cheap car rentals in Waterloo

$36/dayEconomy
$36/dayCompact
$30/dayIntermediate
$43/dayStandard
$42/dayFull-size
$68/dayMinivan
$100/dayFull-size SUV
$55/dayPremium
$116/dayPassenger Van
$63/dayLuxury
$66/dayPickup Truck
$116/dayPremium SUV
$45/dayCompact SUV
$48/dayIntermediate SUV
$55/dayStandard SUV
$59/daySupplier Choice
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Waterloo car rental reviews and directory

From $48/dayRated #1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.1 Excellent (8 reviews)
1 location in Waterloo
Enterprise
Locations in Waterloo
1326 La Porte Road+1 319 235 1400
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday12:00 - 15:00
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
  • 7.7
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJul 23 2018
EXCELLENT Customer ServicePros: The staff members were more than helpful, courteous and accommodating! They made the rental experience super easy and pleasant from pick up to drop off .. and even a thank you phone call to me after I had left the state!
10.0 ExcellentJul 16 2018
Great, easy rentalPros: The car we rented was available in 30 minutes. We were given option of waiting or taking an upgraded vehicle. Staff was friendly. Nice hand off on car, showing all features and how to use them.
10.0 ExcellentMar 21 2018
enterprise rental was a pleasant surprise!Pros: car was absolutely wonderful and made possible a business trip to California from Iowa. Clean, great gas mileage, fun to drive.Cons: There was a bit of a wait at the desired pick-up time.
2.0 MediocreSep 24 2017
They didn't give me the car I reservedPros: NothingCons: They didn't give me car, they said : that the car I received is not available.
5.2 OkayAug 22 2017
Not the car we wantedCons: When i showed up they did not even have a mini van and offered a suburban, however, i did not need that big of a vehicle. Gas is more expensive in an SUV. Then when we go out to the suburban it had not been cleaned yet! My pick up time was 430 and i did not leave the lot with a car until 520. I was not the only one in the store that day who had to wait to get a car cleaned and did not recieve the type of car they asked for. Disappointed!
10.0 ExcellentMay 2 2017
Weekend tripPros: ConvenientCons: There's no car rental location in the town I live in... too small
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From $43/dayRated #2
Hertz
Cheapest deal
7.8 Good (11 reviews)
1 location in Waterloo
Hertz
Locations in Waterloo
2790 Livingston Lane+1 319 287 5189
Monday09:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 17:30
Tuesday11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday11:00 - 17:00
Thursday11:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 17:30
Sunday13:00 - 22:00
  • 8
  • 8.1
  • 8
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 13 2019
Pros: Friendly staff. Easy pickup.Cons: There weren’t great signs indicating where to park the car for drop off.
9.2 ExcellentMay 12 2017
Much betterPros: The associate who helped us was very friendly and knowledgeable. She was a great help!Cons: The vehicle we had was a Jeep Compass and it was not very comfortable.
2.0 MediocreApr 30 2017
Cons: There was no one there when I arrived to pick the car up. Had to rent from another rental agency.
9.6 ExcellentJan 31 2017
Pros: Absolutely everything, including the amazing service that the girl who attended us gave.Absolutely amazing.
10.0 ExcellentMay 24 2016
Pros: Everything was as promised. Easy pick up and drop off and good price.
6.0 GoodJan 13 2016
Pros: See above.Cons: See above.
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From $47/dayRated #3
Budget
7.4 Good (14 reviews)
1 location in Waterloo
Budget
Locations in Waterloo
2790 Livingston Lane+1 319 287 8026
Monday21:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday21:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday21:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 18:00
Thursday21:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 18:00
Friday21:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday12:00 - 15:00
  • 8
  • 7.2
  • 7.1
  • 7.2
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJul 22 2019
Pros: The staff was very helpful and the drop-off very friendly
4.0 OkayDec 18 2018
Below averagePros: Lady at drop off was really nice and a pleasure to work with in West AllisCons: Payed for impala got a Cruze. Extremely low tire pressure. Had to take time to properly inflate. Dangerously low tire pressure. Car was not pulled up or ready. Enterprise next time!
10.0 ExcellentOct 22 2018
Pros: Ease of pick up and drep off.
10.0 ExcellentSep 25 2017
Pros: Great!!!!
4.8 OkayApr 10 2017
Pros: The car itself was fine, even though it was clear that someone had smoked in it at some point.Cons: I should have looked at the paperwork more carefully, to be sure, but the tank was only 3/4 full when we got the car and the rental agreement said that it was full, so I had to fill the tank. This was an irritating waste of money, as I'd barely used two gallons of fuel.
6.4 GoodOct 29 2016
Serviceable but Reeked of Cigarette SmokePros: The was a fairly quick pick-up at the airport with no major complications, though the customer service agent was a little curt. The car worked as promised, though I did think it would have cruise control and it did not.Cons: This car was very stinky, clearly one that a lot of cigarettes had been smoked in. After driving for an hour to my destination, then three hours to another, my clothes and luggage already reeked and I was getting a headache. Budget should notify regarding which cars are smoking vs. non-smoking and make that a selectable option for customers.
6.0 GoodAug 8 2016
Pros: Car was clean. Drop off was easy.Cons: The attendant at the airport was at the arcade playing games and not at the desk. Had to hunt him down. He also charged me $16 more than the price that I booked the car for
10.0 ExcellentJan 1 2016
Great service, affordable pricePros: We were snowed in in Iowa, our flight cancelled. Budget not only had a terrific car available---amazing, given the number of cancelled flights--but available at a reasonable price. No worries about them jacking up the price to take advantage of us stranded travelers! Also their counter person in Waterloo was very kind and helpful to us. We are grateful and will stick with Budget in the future!
5.2 OkayDec 7 2015
Employee made me uncomfortable.Pros: Return was very easy.Cons: Some random guy standing out front of the car rental booth, claiming to be budget employee, saying, Give me the keys. No Shirt, no name tag, no offer to look at the car, no receipt. Seemed very sketchy.
10.0 ExcellentNov 22 2015
Pros: Good
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From $45/dayRated #4
Avis
Most popular
7.2 Good (4 reviews)
1 location in Waterloo
Avis
Locations in Waterloo
2790 Livingston Lane+1 319 233 0569
Monday21:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday21:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday21:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 18:00
Thursday21:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 18:00
Friday21:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday12:00 - 15:00
  • 6.5
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentOct 15 2017
Good car with good fuel mileage.Pros: The car ran very smooth for 9 hours to Oklahoma. Value for the money was pretty good.
6.0 GoodSep 1 2017
Pros: The CarCons: No water in the recipient of the vehicle
5.6 OkayJun 19 2017
DisappointedPros: We expected a Ford Escape but received a Nissan Murano. Very nice vehicle for our trip.Cons: The previous renter smoked in the car even tho they have a non-smoking policy. The car was not detailed and had gunk in the cup holders, etc. The insurance was horrid - $30 extra per day. We paid a few dollars more than what Kayak said, but the insurance was a joke. I'll never rent from Avis again ever.
7.2 GoodMar 10 2016
One-way rental Waterloo - NashvillePros: Nice car, good mileageCons: over $200.00 for a one day rental. Mediocre stereo
Easirent
1 location in Waterloo
Easirent
Locations in Waterloo
Waterloo 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
37 travelers who rented a car in Waterloo gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.6

Car rental locations in or near Waterloo

Good to know

Most popular agency

Avis

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$67/day

Good deal

$46/day

When to book a rental car in Waterloo

Top tips for renting a car in Waterloo

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Waterloo for $46 or less
  • Book your rental car in Waterloo at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Waterloo are around 108% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Compact rental cars in Waterloo are around 61% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Waterloo

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

  • On average a rental car in Waterloo costs $67 per day.

  • Standard (Mitsubishi Galant or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Waterloo.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Enterprise ($43/day) and Avis ($63/day).

  • Car rental companies onsite at Waterloo airport include Avis, Budget and Hertz.

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

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

  • A Standard car rental in Waterloo costs $77 per day, on average.

  • A Mini car rental in Waterloo costs $137 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Waterloo costs $79 per day, on average.

  • In Waterloo, cars are most frequently rented at Avis 2790 Livingston Lane (5 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Waterloo costs $467 per week ($67 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Waterloo costs $2,001 per month ($67 per day).

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