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Wichita, KS
May 26 — Jun 2
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Cheap car rentals in Wichita

Economy$45/day
Compact$46/day
Intermediate$46/day
Standard$47/day
Full-size$47/day
Minivan$87/day
Full-size SUV$88/day
Pickup truck$67/day
Supplier choice$45/day
Standard SUV$60/day
Intermediate SUV$65/day
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Wichita car rental reviews and directory

From $33/dayRated #1
Dollar
Best rated
Cheapest deal
8.5 Excellent (40 reviews)
1 location in Wichita
Dollar
Locations in Wichita
  • 8.5
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.4
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJul 22 2017
Service was disengaged, the car was beyond uncomfortable and dirty, and they changed my daily rate at drop off.
10.0 ExcellentJun 26 2017
Very good!Accessible and great value for money invested on our business trip.Having to pay an additional $13 to add another driver.
2.0 MediocreMay 16 2017
Dollar, Makes no Sense...Not a damn thingI booked this on 3/8 for the 5/12-5-15 trip. I was told it was good to go. Lies. Dollar and Kayak never disclosed that if you where going to use a debit card, you must pass a credit check. My credit is a bit low, but I had the money in my account and had budgeted not only for the cost of the rental, but a $300 deposit. So after I was told, 800+ Miles from home, A few hours from reuniting my wife with her daughter who she had not seen in 12 years.. that Dollar was not going to provide me a car unless I could provide a credit card (That I don't have), I went to Avis, paid more, got a car and got customer service that cared and worked for me.. AND it was a $200 deposit. So even though I paid more, in the end, I got a car, made the trip and my wife was with her daughter for not only Mothers day, but for her HS Graduation. When Dollar failed, Avis came through for us. I will never use Dollar, no Kayak again and this is being shared far and wide.
10.0 ExcellentDec 15 2016
Drop-OffDropping off was quick and easyPrice was steep
9.6 ExcellentOct 10 2016
Fast and easy pick up and drop offNo cruise control and can't. Leave your car
8.4 ExcellentSep 19 2016
Waited an hour and a half for a car when arrived on time
10.0 ExcellentSep 11 2016
Very efficient in every aspect.
5.6 OkayJun 26 2016
The car had not been cleaned, and it was missing the sun visor on the driver's side.
10.0 ExcellentMay 8 2016
car was clean and ran well, although the agent told us we had a full tank of gas and it was a half tank, we had to notify them after we had gotten down the road. Susan Martinwe were afraid we would have a flat tire because the left rear tire was bald. Thank God we didn't !
7.6 GoodApr 19 2016
Dollar C/S errorSpoke to Dollar Rental C/S. I had questions on model of vehicle. A woman who ID herself as "Cee" advised, I would be issued a midsize vehicle. She asked to book the reservation which I did. I told her the reservation was from 5th April to 17th. When I arrived my reservation was for the 6th April to the 17th. Dollar could not accommodate me and I had to hire a taxi which cost $50.00. In receiving my rental on the 6th I was issued a compact. Recommendation: Don't out source to foreign countries that can't speak the English language. Bill
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From $72/dayRated #2
Alamo
8.4 Excellent (57 reviews)
1 location in Wichita
Alamo
Locations in Wichita
  • 8.4
  • 8.3
  • 8.4
  • 8.5
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreDec 29 2021
Frustrating. I'm a long-time Alamo renter (and fan). But we got into a car that REEKED of cigarettes, and immediately reported that. We were told "oh, we'll make sure to credit you for that." When we returned the car at the end of our rental, that hadn't happened (no credit at all, no notation on the receipt). We called, and were told that someone from Burbank would be in touch. When we got the call from someone at Burbank, it was as if he hadn't looked at the record at all, and his message was "well, when you return the car, we can ..." WHAT?? The car was returned DAYS before this call was placed. SO frustrating - and ... why did we get a cigarette-reeking car in the first place? Someone had clearly sprayed one or two pumps of air freshener in it, but that quickly dissipated. Very, very, very disappointing.
10.0 ExcellentDec 29 2021
I was confused about the kayak insurance offered with the car rental in the kayak app.
10.0 ExcellentMay 12 2021
very fast process to get the car.The car smelled. I had to open windows. It was mostly fine by the second day.
10.0 ExcellentDec 6 2020
Yes/yesNA
7.6 GoodOct 13 2020
Less expensive
10.0 ExcellentJun 17 2020
The vehicle met our needs and then some.Nothing
10.0 ExcellentDec 28 2019
The desk clerk gave me an option of a Suburban or a Ford Expedition. He recommended the Expedition based on gas mileage and comfort. We felt it was the right choice!
4.4 OkayNov 12 2019
Airline cancelled our return flight and delayed our return one day. Called Alamo and asked to delay car return 1 day. Alamo representative said we could keep the car but the cost would go from $98.00 to $340.00. I offered to pay the one day rate of $60 for the additional day Chad said he could not do that and could not help. I drove to the airport and returned the car in a snowstorm. Paid the $98.00 and got a car from another agency. Beware of Alamo
2.0 MediocreOct 22 2019
Did not have any cars when I went I arrived...with a reservation.
5.2 OkayJun 10 2019
I expected the car that I rented..all the mid size cars were gone and they gave me a nice beautiful truckWe had to add an additional day on to our trip and you took advantage and charged $300 for the one extra day. It will be the last day...
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From $69/dayRated #3
Enterprise
8 Excellent (72 reviews)
7 locations in Wichita
Enterprise
Locations in Wichita
  • 8
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
  • 8
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreFeb 28 2022
Guy called me, asked if I was flexible on time to get car. Told him yeah I just needed to go to Topeka for the day. He said he would "try to find a car". Then never called back.
10.0 ExcellentDec 5 2021
Easy in Easy out
5.9 OkayOct 14 2021
They didn't have the vehicle I reserved
1.9 HorribleAug 14 2021
Our car was not there on time so the gentlemen offered us two alternatives. One was a minivan. We had reserved a large suv. We took the minivan and asked if there would be a discount because on the websites, the minivans were cheaper than the large suvs. He said no, the vans are actually more expensive. Then he pulls the van up and it’s dirty inside and out. We were already behind because of the car not being there, but then had to clean it also. We were disappointed and I saw that with other customers at the location also.
1.9 HorribleJul 30 2021
Better explaining with time frame with returns and the car ran bad
2.0 MediocreJun 8 2021
they called me right awaythey called me to tell me they didn't have any cars available
10.0 ExcellentMay 22 2021
Everything was great.no complaints
6.0 GoodMay 13 2021
Very efficient staffCar was dirty. .Their wash bay wasn’t working apparently.
2.0 MediocreMar 26 2021
We registered online and received a confirmation number. Arrived at Enterprise on a Thursday only to find out that we did not have a car reserved but were placed on a waiting list, 11th in line on the list and wouldn't have a car available for us until Monday afternoon or Tues. If there are no cars available, the website should not reserve vehicles they do not have! We ended up going to a dealership and buying a car. So frustrating!!!
2.0 MediocreMar 23 2021
They did not have the car I reserved.
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From $93/dayRated #4
Payless
7.6 Good (49 reviews)
1 location in Wichita
Payless
Locations in Wichita
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentSep 15 2021
They were efficient and friendly.
8.0 ExcellentMay 27 2021
Car was a bit old (almost 30,000 miles and had several dings and dents and smelled like smoke.
10.0 ExcellentAug 27 2020
It was perfect
2.0 MediocreDec 20 2019
No one was there when I showed up, so it would have been better if someone were working when I showed up to get the car.
4.4 OkayOct 31 2019
There were only 3 of us in line, I was the third. There was only one agent working Avis first and Payless as a “side job”. The gentleman was polite and apologetic but the lady in front of us couldn’t get the credit card machine to approve her cc. It took 20 minutes while the rest of us had to wait. They could have had two working the counter. We got a late start. The car was perfect
8.0 ExcellentOct 10 2019
They upgraded me at no charge due to not having cars on lot in my tier.Payless was connected to Avis but different lines for each; there was no one line for Payless but attendants were all occupied w Avis customers - I had to wait until all Avis customers were attended to so I waited about 10-15 minutes until being attended to - there should be a Payless representative waiting for Payless customers or have one of the Avis representatives waiting on Payless customers or have Payless customers join Avis line.
2.0 MediocreAug 15 2019
Hard to get into facility. Car rentals on allowed if you are traveling by flight.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 18 2019
Fast, easy to get to, close to terminalNothing
4.0 OkayDec 18 2018
when I reserved the car it gave me the option saying Full size suv like Jeep Cherokee or similar and when we go to the rental, she says we get jeep compass or similar. That was totally not right. Also we turned of our EZ Pass box, in spite it was charging on the toll booths. we had to cancel at every location
6.0 GoodJul 23 2018
Good car for priceAttendant tried to overcharge me when I picked up and made me wait an hour to pick it up
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From $87/dayRated #5
Budget
7.3 Good (58 reviews)
5 locations in Wichita
Budget
Locations in Wichita
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodMay 5 2022
We were in a hurry to pick up the car on returning the car it was raining and we discovered the car's tires were bald. Poor upkeep on vehicles.
2.0 MediocreMar 8 2022
When I went to pick up the vehicle it wasn’t even at the pickup point. I had to either wait for another hour for it to arrive or drive 5 miles across town and pickup at another location. I chose to drive to other location. I was not compensated for the extra time and delay. I rented a dodge pickup. I was traveling a total distance of 1700 miles. Going with the wind the vehicle made 11.5 miles per gallon. On my return trip I was driving into the wind and the vehicle averaged 8.8 miles to the gallon. Last year I rented a dodge pickup from hertz and got over 20 miles per gallon at approximately the same miles. I returned the vehicle on 3-5-2022 to the east Wichita Kansas location and reported the poor gas mileage. The gentleman was not friendly and didn’t care that I had a very bad experience. Unless compensated, I will never rent from Budget again. Gary Willson Ellsworth county Kansas
2.0 MediocreFeb 14 2022
I will never rent from Budget again!!!
8.0 ExcellentNov 7 2021
Great Service.
10.0 ExcellentOct 26 2021
The staff is very friendly.
5.9 OkayJul 16 2021
We thought we were renting a full size truck, but when we arrived we’re presented with a choice to take a Toyota Tacoma or wait several hours for a full size to be returned. Because of our schedule, took the smaller truck and had to pay the same price. They had a bunch of weasel words/reasons why it was the same price…that amounted to “that’s just the way we do it”. Hope this helps the next unsuspecting customer.
7.9 GoodJul 14 2021
The pick up process was a little slow but only because only the manager was there. Otherwise, great service overall and the car was VERY clean.
2.0 MediocreJun 21 2021
The morning of our pick up (8am) the staff called to say our passenger van was not available. They charged us the same price for an Expedition, AND then we found out there's an 11% tax for picking it up at the airport. We had to squeeze into an SUV, gas to leave some luggage at home, and had to pay MORE for something that was not our fault. All with no warning or heads up so we could have looked for another option. WILL NEVER USE THEM AGAIN...
8.0 ExcellentMay 19 2021
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10.0 ExcellentAug 12 2020
Yes,Nothing
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From $60/dayRated #6
Hertz
6.7 Good (70 reviews)
3 locations in Wichita
Hertz
Locations in Wichita
  • 7
  • 6.7
  • 6.4
  • 6.7
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJan 3 2022
Never had the rental. There was no one at the counter to give me the car that I had already paid for. Hertz took my money and abandoned me.
10.0 ExcellentAug 23 2021
Drop off. Business was closed on Sunday and I didn’t know what to do, but I figured it out.
4.0 OkayJun 21 2021
Pickup location had closed for business and it was less than 24 hours before I was notified. Originally they wanted me to pick up vehicle on the other side of town. Finally had to get car at airport
4.0 OkayJun 21 2021
Both employees I encountered during kick up and drop off, were excellent in customer service. The gentlemen I spoke to when I called customer service to complain, was not helpful.The vehicle I rented was saturated with cigarette smoke smell. Burn holes in the seat.
6.0 GoodApr 29 2021
The online rental experience was excellent.I was helped within 5 minutes of arrival. It took 1 1/2 hours to pick up the rental. The rental car was not at the location and they did not share this information with me. If they would have told the truth, I could have been much more understanding.
8.0 ExcellentApr 29 2021
Friendly and helpful staff a Hertz location at Wichita Eisenhower National Airport.This car rental was similar to two other car rentals I have experienced in Wichita during the past two months. Enterprise, Avis and Hertz all promised a minivan or large suv. Enterprise cancelled on me one day before I needed the rental, telling me two renters had not returned vehicles. Avis and Hertz only had smaller capacity vehicles available. It seems there exists a bait-and-switch approach to car rentals in Wichita, Kansas.
8.0 ExcellentMar 7 2021
Pickup was good. Drop off not very friendly
8.0 ExcellentJan 22 2021
Yes the staff were nice.The car was pretty dirty and if I understood correctly it is because they wash it offsite and they didn't have a way to clean after it got dirty in the rain. There was no windshield wiper fluid which was not a good deal when I got into some snow and rain. The car drove fantastic even though it had close to 50,000 miles.
2.0 MediocreOct 26 2020
I was not happy at all! I cancelled the rental more than 24 hrs prior to pickup and lost $50. I will NEVER consider hertz for a future rental.EVERYTHING!!!
2.8 MediocreJul 28 2020
I had a reservation for a truck and they sold it overnight and told me the next morning when I came to pick it up that they sold it and had nothing else to fill my reservation. Almost cost me my vacation. Thank you budget for getting me in a vehicle so fast and cheaper!
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From $35/dayRated #7
Thrifty
Most popular
9.2 Excellent (16 reviews)
2 locations in Wichita
Thrifty
Locations in Wichita
  • 9.2
  • 9
  • 9.3
  • 9.3
  • 9.3
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentAug 31 2020
Yes
10.0 ExcellentAug 19 2019
Nothing really.
7.2 GoodFeb 6 2017
Easy access to rental location in airport. Curtious attendant. Easy pick up and drop off of car.Took awhile to check in, two people ahead of me so I would hate to be on a time crunch with several in front of me.
10.0 ExcellentOct 3 2016
GREAT SERVICE!The customer service provided by Thrifty was beyond excellent. The car itself was in great condition. Will definitely choose Thrifty again on my next trip.
7.6 GoodFeb 12 2016
Great service....but uncomfortable for 5Great service, in and out with no problemsCar was a Chevy Malibu.3 teens in the back. Car advertised for 5 but not roomy at all and seat in the middle had limited padding and no headrest.
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From $68/dayRated #8
Avis
7.5 Good (26 reviews)
2 locations in Wichita
Avis
Locations in Wichita
  • 7.3
  • 7.5
  • 7.7
  • 7.9
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreDec 19 2021
It would be better if they rented out a car))), which they did not because apparently only american citizens can rent AVIS.
3.9 MediocreOct 13 2021
No problems at all , at pick up . But a few into our trip the maintenance required notification came on , the worse thing is that the type of car we got had the normal head lights to high and other drivers would flash at us probably thinking we had high beam lights on , it became a little dangerous in a two way freeway ,big trucks turn there high beam lights probably thinking we were doing it on porpoise ( Toyota Highlander)
10.0 ExcellentSep 27 2021
Prices were high this weekend as there was an event nearby. I dont think I will choose a small car again. I will choose an intermediate.
10.0 ExcellentJul 19 2021
So easy! Very friendly staff. Extremely efficient. Vehicle was exactly as promised and clean. Best rental experience we have had in years!
10.0 ExcellentJun 6 2021
The whole process was easy and convenient. The staff was friendly, the car was just what I ordered and brand new!Honestly, my experience with Avis makes me want to only rent from them in the future
4.8 OkayNov 30 2019
Awful location for a car rental business. Tiny office/ waiting room; barest bones imaginable. First offered minivan was a Toyota Siena stripper in poor shape. Lots of dings, rubs, scratches, scrapes, even front plastic fascia was detached near the left headlight indicating some kind of contact. Worst part: vehicle didn’t have a remote key fob. Swapped for a 2018 Dodge Caravan GT. Even though vehicle was on the lot, it wasn’t rental ready. Empty bottles and trash. They quickly took it to the back to clean it up while I waited. Because the guys that man the counter are the same guys that do the garage stuff, they are woefully undermanned. Operating on a shoestring? Eventually vehicle was presented. Still had miscellaneous garbage in it. While driving it home to load up in the drizzle I discovered the rear wiper was malfunctioning; it had been twisted 180 degrees so it wiped the body below the window instead of the glass. I returned it. Did I mention the lousy location? Only one way to access their location; if you make turn down the wrong street, even with their lot in sight, there’s no way to get there because of one way strays, closed gates, etc. You have to retrace your route to start again. I had to go in into the office. A guy came out to the car with. with me. They flipped the wiper arm over. I didn’t have time to quibble. I took it as is. I got it home in the driveway to load up. Noticed front tire and rear tires were not same brand and relatively worn, and all air stems were missing their twist on caps. Oh well. During the trip I had to use wipers almost the entire time. Yep, you guessed it. Noisy chattering drove everyone crazy. On Thanksgiving Day, in a small town I found an auto parts store. Bought and installed new wiper blades on my rental. Fixed it! Good clean and silent wipers for the first time in four days. Also bought some window wipes to clean up the filthy front and rear window interiors. At least the car worked well. I’m in the process of having Avis reimbursement me for the wipers. Bottom line: Avis corporate needs to do a better job protecting their brand. The location I used was no better than “Economy Motors” not something I expected from Avis.
3.6 MediocreSep 20 2019
What I thought I booked was great. What I got was notI searched for airport pickup. What was booked was offsite. Avis airport desk would not tell me how far it was to the offsite location so I could Uber over, they charged double the price and did not enter my Wizard number. Told me he would have to start the reservation all over.
10.0 ExcellentAug 13 2019
The customer service
2.0 MediocreMar 11 2019
NothingEverything
2.0 MediocreAug 4 2016
Car smelled like smoke. Also, they allowed me to book s rental for a van, then on the morning I came to pick it up they told me you had to be 25+ to rent a van. Worst experience I have ever had with any company. I will never rent with Avis again.
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From $100/dayRated #9
National
7.4 Good (6 reviews)
1 location in Wichita
National
Locations in Wichita
  • 7
  • 8.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentAug 5 2021
Best car rental experience ever!
3.6 MediocreAug 23 2017
The minivan was absolutely the dirtiest car I have ever rented. there were water bottles, applesauce cups, cookies, wrappers and general filth inside. I would have returned it when I got home but we leaving town right away. when I brought it to the kid at the desk at my return he had no apologies or anything to say.
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Easirent
1 location in Wichita
Easirent
Locations in Wichita
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394 travelers who rented a car in Wichita gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.7

Car rental locations in or near Wichita

Good to know

Most popular agency

Thrifty

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

$66/day

Good deal

$54/day

When to book a rental car in Wichita

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Top tips for renting a car in Wichita

  • A rental car is the most comfortable and cost-effective way of exploring not only the city of Wichita, but also the surrounding state of Kansas. With a car, you can explore at your own pace Wichita’s main points of interest, such as the Old Town area or the Tanganyika Wildlife Park, which is just 15 miles from the center. Hop into the car for a road trip to Oklahoma City, which is about 160 miles south of Wichita.
  • All the major car rental companies, including Alamo, Avis, and Budget, can be found at Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport (ICT), which is only about 7 miles west of the city center. The rental car desks are situated near the Baggage Claim area of the main terminal, and the rental cars are parked on the first floor of the parking garage.
  • Driving in Wichita is pretty straightforward and, while downtown can get a bit crowded, there are many places where you can drive and park your car. Drivers are allowed to take a right turn on a red light, but always give pedestrians and bicyclists the right of way. Summer gets very hot, so make sure you get a car with good A/C. Tornadoes are common in Kansas, so if you encounter one either steer away from its path or seek shelter immediately.
  • Traffic in Wichita is very mild, especially compared to other big U.S. cities. The roads are more crowded during rush hour (between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.), but as long as you avoid driving during those time frames you can easily drive even the longer commutes done in under 30 minutes. You may find there’s more congestion in the winter since the weather can get a bit rough, causing more accidents than normal.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Wichita for $54 or less
  • Book your rental car in Wichita at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Wichita are around 38% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Mini rental cars in Wichita are around -44% cheaper than other car types, on average

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