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Waterloo, IA
Oct 25 — Nov 1
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Waterloo, IA
Mon 10/25
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Waterloo car rental information

Pick-up locationWaterloo
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Minivan, Premium, Premium SUV, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations5
Airport locations4
Popular agenciesAvis, Enterprise, Budget

Cheap car rentals in Waterloo

Full-size SUV$153/day
Premium SUV$178/day
Intermediate SUV$63/day
Standard SUV$71/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Waterloo car rental reviews and directory

From $43/dayRated #1
Cheapest deal
Best rated
7 Good (58 reviews)
3 locations in Waterloo
Locations in Waterloo
  • 7.4
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  • 6.8
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
1.9 HorribleSep 20 2021
We had to take a 14 mile taxi ride from the airport to pick up the car at the Cedar Rapids location despite making the reservation using the CID airport code. A $45 cab ride one way. This was apparently a common deception according to the Hertz folks when reservations were made by Priceline. According to them the number of customers this happened to was in the triple digits. Beware. There was probably some fine print that over a hundred former Kayak/Priceline customers missed. This was a deliberate deception. Hertz did a solid recovery job for us but still.....
10.0 ExcellentAug 4 2021
This neighborhood rental was just as good as renting from an airport location. I was delayed in arriving in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I called ahead to let them know that I may not get there until after they close and they told me to call when I got in town indicating they were prepared to accommodate me even if it meant staying a little longer that day. The value was very good.
3.9 MediocreJul 16 2021
They let me make a reservation for the exact time they closed, so I didn't think to check their hours. Showed up a few minutes late, place was closed and I didn't get the car. Should I have checked the hours? Yeah. Should they have let me reserve a car for the minute they close? No.
4.0 OkayJun 14 2021
Car was nice and drop off was easy.For some reason Priceline assigned a car on the other side of town from the airport so we had to spend $40 for a taxi to get us there. Then had to pay extra to drop it back off at the airport. Not cool.
4.0 OkayMay 3 2021
I rented the car for airport pickup. I was told, at pickup that rate was for a pickup downtown and I had to get myself there. Off airport pickup was not brought to my attention when I booked.
2.0 MediocreJan 6 2021
If I actually got the rental I reserved. They didn't even have the rental I reserved. So I was unable to accomplish what I was trying to do. Horrible that I reserved something and they didn't even have it when I showed up.
7.2 GoodJul 15 2019
Did a good job and helpfulPrice to high
10.0 ExcellentMay 13 2019
Friendly staff. Easy pickup.There weren’t great signs indicating where to park the car for drop off.
2.0 MediocreDec 1 2018
I want a refund of the reservation fee! Not allowed to rent car!Absolutely nothing!!!I was thoroughly displeased with the fact that I couldn't rent the car and my reservation fee was not reimbursed. I've gone thru every bit of paperwork and terms and conditions and I've found nothing that states that I can not get a refund from my cancelled reservation.
5.2 OkayApr 23 2018
Easy bookingOnce someone came to the desk, the pickup and dropoff was quick and painless. The size of the car was as promised in my booking online, the price was cheaper than other locations close to Cedar Falls, and the car was pretty clean on the interior.The front seats of my Hyundai Sonata were extremely uncomfortable and I drove the vehicle for 24+ hours... the bar under the driver and passenger seat made me and my passenger's tailbone extremely sore and my friend even said she could feel the bruise days later after the trip. Also, the trunk reeked of vinegar and was still wet so the thick cardboard box I had in the back with various grocery/pantry items soaked through and when I picked it up all of the items fell through the bottom. I had to remove the outer box of the cereal and other items and place into grocery sacks. Luckily, my pillow was on top of my luggage and only the outside of my luggage bag was damp.
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From $48/dayRated #2
8.4 Excellent (19 reviews)
3 locations in Waterloo
Locations in Waterloo
  • 8.4
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  • 8.2
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentApr 7 2021
The car was clean and nicer than I had requested. Changes to reservation went smooth. No hidden fees. Excellent.I could not have asked for more.
10.0 ExcellentJul 8 2019
This was my first experience with Enterprise I was very satisfied Duke was very friendly and helpful I will definitely be back and tell my friends about you guys
10.0 ExcellentJun 13 2019
Great staffNone
10.0 ExcellentApr 21 2019
Very friendly and helpful during a stressful time!!! Thank you!
10.0 ExcellentJul 23 2018
EXCELLENT Customer ServiceThe 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 rentalThe 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!car was absolutely wonderful and made possible a business trip to California from Iowa. Clean, great gas mileage, fun to drive.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 reservedNothingThey didn't give me car, they said : that the car I received is not available.
5.2 OkayAug 22 2017
Not the car we wantedWhen 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 tripConvenientThere's no car rental location in the town I live in... too small
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From $47/dayRated #3
6.9 Good (23 reviews)
2 locations in Waterloo
Locations in Waterloo
  • 7.8
  • 7.2
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  • 6.7
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
1.9 HorribleAug 2 2021
There number at office go’s to vm and no check out to mark cars damage. I booked it before but it was not ready when I got there had to come back the next day. Horrible experience. I’ll only use enterprise like I should have.
1.9 HorribleJul 28 2021
Charged an extra 200$
3.9 MediocreJul 21 2021
Miscommunication, reserved a car in town and it was closed by the time we arrived at 4:00 PM. Had to UBER to and from the airport cost $60.00 total. Had to rent a car from the airport which was $350.00 more than what was reserved. Very disappointing that when making the reservation no one told us about them closing at 4:00 PM the same time our flight landed
7.9 GoodJul 12 2021
The whole process was easy. Wish I’d gotten a vehicle like the one selected though. I selected a Ford Edge and they gave me a Mitsubishi instead. Ver disapp in that brand.
4.0 OkayJul 3 2021
Only 1 person at check-in with 6 people waiting...he had to do everything...input computer, go outside to find the car, pull it up, etc. Took way too long b4 we could get on the road. He was quite stressed out.Better staffing
10.0 ExcellentJul 22 2019
The staff was very helpful and the drop-off very friendly
4.0 OkayDec 18 2018
Below averageLady at drop off was really nice and a pleasure to work with in West AllisPayed 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
Ease of pick up and drep off.
10.0 ExcellentSep 25 2017
8.8 ExcellentAug 22 2017
Renting was smooth, no problemsThe vehicle we received was clean and ready to go at the appointed time. Gas mileage was much better than our own vehicles.A couple of features were not on the vehicle that we are used to, such as backup camera. Possibly if we would have requested a higher priced vehicle it would have been included?
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From $45/dayRated #4
Most popular
6.8 Good (6 reviews)
1 location in Waterloo
Locations in Waterloo
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Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentOct 15 2017
Good car with good fuel mileage.The car ran very smooth for 9 hours to Oklahoma. Value for the money was pretty good.
6.0 GoodSep 1 2017
The CarNo water in the recipient of the vehicle
5.6 OkayJun 19 2017
DisappointedWe expected a Ford Escape but received a Nissan Murano. Very nice vehicle for our trip.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 - NashvilleNice car, good mileageover $200.00 for a one day rental. Mediocre stereo
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1 location in Waterloo
Locations in Waterloo
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106 travelers who rented a car in Waterloo gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.2

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Car rental insurance in Waterloo

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Waterloo car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Waterloo.


Keep in mind that car rental insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Waterloo car rental.

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 30% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Economy rental cars in Waterloo are around -21% 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.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Avis ($42/day), Budget ($71/day) and Enterprise ($118/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Avis 2790 Livingston Lane 50703 (5 miles from city center).

  • The average gas price in Waterloo is $3.55 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $43 and $57, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Waterloo.

  • 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 Economy car rental in Waterloo costs $71 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Waterloo costs $63 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Waterloo costs $52 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).

  • 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!).