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Cheap car rentals at Kansas City Airport

Compact$31/day
Intermediate$32/day
Standard$37/day
Full-size$33/day
Minivan$49/day
Full-size SUV$54/day
Pickup truck$38/day
Supplier choice$36/day
Intermediate SUV$38/day
Compact SUV$40/day
Standard SUV$42/day
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Top tips for renting a car at Kansas City Airport

  • Since the Kansas City public transportation system follows designated routes, a car rental at Kansas City Airport (MCI) gives you the freedom to travel in a way that you would otherwise not. Whether you are in the city for business or pleasure, a Kansas City Airport car rental gives you the liberty to go where you want, when you want. Most importantly, a car rental comes with a unique sense of privacy that you would otherwise not experience while using public transportation. This is especially important when you are on a romantic gateway in Kansas City. There is simply no more efficient way to get around than with your Kansas City Airport car rental.
  • A car rental at Kansas City Airport is, without a doubt, the best option to get to locations that public transportation may not reach. Located north of the Missouri River 20 miles from CBD, it takes approximately 22min to travel from the airport to the Kansas City center. St. Louis is a 4h drive from MCI while Wichita and Topeka are located to the west of the airport. To get to CBD, you will need to take I-29 and get to the city center in no time.
  • Driving from Kansas City Airport can be a challenge, especially for visitors. For starters, Missouri traffic laws require all drivers and their passengers to wear properly fitting seatbelts. Avoid distractions when driving on the Kansas City roads. This means no talking on the phone, reading, or putting on your makeup while driving. In fact, operating cellular devices while driving is an offense punishable by a fine in Missouri. Certain weather conditions like snow can also affect your driving. Always check your tire pressure and thickness to avoid hydroplaning. When driving during the summer months, have your sunglasses on to block out the blinding sun.
  • Kansas City International Airport is located next to two main highways: I-435 and I-29. I-435 serves as the main highway from Kansas City and connects with I-35 and I-635. If you are driving to the airport from the city center, you can take US 169 for a couple of miles before shifting to US 71. Drivers coming from the northwest can go south on I-29 before taking exit 13 to the airport. And if you are coming from the east, you can take I-70 to exit 13, which will take you straight to the airport. While Kansas City roads are not notorious for heavy traffic, it makes sense to leave early enough to avoid unpleasant surprises that might cause you a delay and possibly a missed flight.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars at Kansas City Airport for $53 or less
  • Book your rental car at Kansas City Airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car at Kansas City Airport

  • How old do I need to be to be eligible for a car rental at Kansas City International Airport?

    Generally, you must be at least 21 years old to rent a car in Kansas City. Additionally, some car rental companies may have additional charges for renters under 25. It is important that you go over the rental contract to understand the exact fee you will be required to pay if you are below 25.

  • What kinds of documentation do I need to provide when renting a car at Kansas City International Airport?

    You will be required to provide a valid copy of your driver’s license. You will also be requested to provide additional forms of identification like a valid passport, especially if you are a foreigner. The car rental company will also require you to provide proof of valid insurance. Finally, you will need to provide valid credit card information for payment processing.

  • Can I add additional drivers to my car rental contract?

    Most car rental companies will allow you to add extra drivers to your car rental contract. However, each additional driver will be required to provide their driver’s license for verification.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car at Kansas City Airport?

    On average a rental car at Kansas City Airport costs $70 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company at Kansas City Airport?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Dollar ($36/day), Hertz ($41/day) and Turo ($54/day).

  • What is the best rental car company at Kansas City Airport?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies at Kansas City Airport are Alamo (8.7, 72 reviews), Avis (7.6, 66 reviews), and Dollar (7.4, 58 reviews).

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Kansas City Airport?

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

Kansas City Airport car rental reviews and directory

Alamo

8.7

Very good

278 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.4

Value for money

8.2

One location in Kansas City Airport

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Locations in Kansas City Airport

648 Madrid Ave

+1 844 868 8501

Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Great, the staff was very friendly.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly service at the ick-up location; VERY pleased that when I called the 1-800 number to modify my reservation, I actually talked to a real person in under 5 minutes. Overall, Alamo has provided the best rental service that I have experienced in a long time. Will definitely use them again.

Cons:

The Kansas City location required additional photo IDs (fraud prevention). This didn't affect me, but others may need to be aware of the requirement (which was not advertised in advance).

6.8 Okay

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Alamo was closed when we arrived in Kansas City. The rental car company to the right next counter over had to handle the paperwork. I had already booked and paid online for an easy pick up. They made us jump through hoops while my 90 year old parents had to wait for us.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything!! The car was clean, customer service was very clear and nice to work with during the process.

Cons:

Me having a mobile app to track my reservation better. I had to search through emails and track down information. This is a problem for me not with the service. Alamo was amazing and I will definitely rent from them again. Thank you

4.4 Mediocre

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was nice, but there were not enough so wait times were long

Cons:

I got a car that was dirty (inside and out) and that WAS NOT FULL OF GAS, but was down almost a quarter tank. When I pointed this out, I just got a shrug. Bet if I returned it down a quarter tank the reaction would be different

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

They let me close any vehicle in the line so i chose a mini van. It was perfect for my needs, clean and new. Return was super quick at the MCI Airport. Never had to wait at all for the shuttle bus. Shuttle was about 5 min from the airport.

1 out of 47

Avis

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

8.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.8

Value for money

7.4

One location in Kansas City Airport

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Locations in Kansas City Airport

1 Nassau Circle

+1 816 464 6200

Monday07:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Tuesday00:00 - 01:0007:30 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 01:0007:30 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 01:0007:30 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 01:0007:30 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 01:0007:30 - 23:59
Sunday07:30 - 23:59
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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.

2.0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Car delivered 43 minutes late!

4.0 Mediocre

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Received a smaller car than I paid for. It was not clean.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Fast picking up, well maintained vehicle, easy drop off!

Cons:

Nothing

2.0 Poor

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Pickup was easy

Cons:

After I picked up the car, I got out of the lot and realized the tank wasn’t full. Then, when I got to Houston and returned the car on a full tank, I was charged fifteen dollars for “fuel service” when I just put 30 dollars in the tank

1 out of 18

Dollar

Most popular

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.2

Value for money

6.8

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Locations in Kansas City Airport

651 N London Drive

+1 866 434 2226

Monday07:00 - 18:30
Tuesday07:00 - 18:30
Wednesday07:00 - 18:30
Thursday07:00 - 18:30
Friday07:00 - 18:30
Saturday07:00 - 18:30
Sunday07:00 - 18:30
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10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Lower cost on child seats.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was friendly and the car was ready and clean.

Cons:

Nothing

2.0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Transparency in final costs

2.0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Could have given what i booked actually.

6.0 Okay

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Car was dirty. Inside and out.

4.8 Mediocre

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Vehicle wasn’t as big as we asked for. They had nothing bigger. We ended up with suitcases on our laps......

1 out of 26

Hertz

Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.0

Value for money

6.5

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Locations in Kansas City Airport

1 Nassau Circle

+1 816 243 6100

Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:30
Sunday06:00 - 22:00
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2.0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Charge me extra 23usd for hidden fee. And the cars outside was very dirty

2.0 Poor

Nov 2021

KAYAK
It was closed when I showed up. My kayak reservation time was after they closed

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy in and out

Cons:

Lower price

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

easy to book and pick great price

2.0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up was slightly difficult. The lady was nice though. Drop off was the most difficult thing. The car was dirty. I paid more to not get a Kia Rio and I got a Kia Rio. Waste of money and time.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was super helpful and they let me pick out whatever car I wanted. I’ve only ever rented a car once before so I was a little nervous about the whole process but they were great!

1 out of 25

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.9

Very good

34 reviews

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.3

Value for money

8.9

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Locations in Kansas City Airport

648 N Madrid

+1 833 338 3316

Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

They upgraded my rental car to any vehicle I wanted on the lot for a bit more money and waived the gas.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Wonderful People.

Cons:

Maintenance on the first car was incomplete. Easy exchange the next morning. Improve signage and directions for easier return would be a plus.

7.6 Good

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

My mothers wheelchair did not fit in the back without turning down the seats. So. No extra passengers.

6.8 Okay

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly. .... we thought we were stuck in Missouri ice storm after flight canceled.

Cons:

Promised a price w gas coverage. Next day get phone csllsvonly to argue with them about price.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Being able to pick out which minivan we wanted.

Cons:

Having to pick up at the airport.

4.8 Mediocre

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The customer service was great when I call to explain it was a problem with the billing they had explain what the air was agreed to fix it and send me a electronic bill

Cons:

At check-in they had charged me insurance and a lot of additional coverages I declined. This lead for when I was dropping off to be surprised by having a bill that was double the cost of the rental and not what I agreed to

1 out of 7

Thrifty

7.3

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

7.1

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Lc Pending Close Dec 1st

+1 877 283 0898

Monday07:00 - 18:30
Tuesday07:00 - 18:30
Wednesday07:00 - 18:30
Thursday07:00 - 18:30
Friday07:00 - 18:30
Saturday07:00 - 18:30
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2.0 Poor

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Showed up after a 30 minute delayed flight, no one at the counter to assist. Actually have a clerk at the counter that can assist during later hours. Or, if you're going to partner with another rental agency and defer your customers to their desk, make sure that desk is staffed. Avis did and was able to match your rate and earn my future business.

2.0 Poor

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Was not able to travel.

6.8 Okay

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very friendly and helpful. Pick up and drop off simple and quick.

Cons:

The car was dirty. Nothing gross just dusty some dirt inside and out.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

When we dropped off the car the guy told us they could drive us to the terminal at no charge. Given that we had a lot of luggage this was awesome!

9.2 Wonderful

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was friendly and helpful, even though my flight got in late and I think they would usually have closed the counter by that time.

Cons:

It was very snowy/icy. It would have been nice for the car to have been cleared of snow and ice upon pickup.

3.6 Poor

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

First car was very dirty, the staff just said it was the best they could do...

1 out of 15

Budget

6.9

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.8

Value for money

6.7

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Locations in Kansas City Airport

703 London Drive

+1 816 243 5757

Monday07:00 - 18:3000:00 - 01:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:3000:00 - 01:00
Wednesday00:00 - 01:0007:00 - 18:30
Thursday00:00 - 01:0007:00 - 18:30
Friday07:00 - 18:3000:00 - 01:00
Saturday08:00 - 22:00
Sunday08:00 - 22:00
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2.0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
I reserved an Economy car, I got an SUV, I paid over $26 more in fuel than I wanted. If they can't provide the car reserved they should not advertise they have one so I could have moved onto another company. You should not support companies that cannot provide what has been requested.

2.0 Poor

May 2022

KAYAK
Spent several hours on hold, sent several emails. Need received Final receipt

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staf on both ends were great

2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The counter was closed prior to the scheduled closing time. We were unable to pick up our rental under this reservation and had to check nearby counters that were still open to try to find an available rental. The entire fiasco ended up costing us more than double the original reservation. How will we receive compensation for the unacceptable incompetence?

Cons:

You could have remained open until your scheduled closing time or at least until our scheduled pickup. We called ahead once the plane was on the ground and no one ever picked up despite it being 15 minutes prior to our reservation.

6.0 Okay

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Our flight was delayed, the rental office was closed at the airport when we arrived at 1205am. No options but to wait there till 7am to get car. Spent $185 for a cab and hotel that wasn't in our travel plans or budget. No help or discount from budget rental!!!

10.0 Wonderful

May 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very friendly and quick in the renting process.

Cons:

Nothing

1 out of 15

Payless

5.9

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.1

Value for money

6.5

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1 Nassau Circle

+1 816 464 2100

Monday00:00 - 01:0007:30 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 01:0007:30 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 01:0007:30 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 01:0007:30 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 01:0007:30 - 23:59
Saturday07:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Sunday07:30 - 23:59
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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.

4.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was fine

Cons:

Charging a full day for 2 extra hours is highway robbery

6.0 Okay

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Helpful staff who was patient, kind, and helpful.

Cons:

Payless had no record of my online reservation and could not reach Hotwire to confirm. Fortunately, I had my laptop with the original e-mail and price - and the agent matched the price.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly. No line at pickup. Everything went smoothly and the process was easy.

Cons:

The car had manual crank windows and manual locks. I didn't even know cars that basic still existed.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Very friendly staff...when we checked out the young man went and drove our rental to the front door to pick us up. When we returned the rental the young lady came outside in the very high wind to check out the car and get us our receipt.

Cons:

Tge staff was very friendly accommodating and efficient. Would not hesitate to rent again from Payless car rental at MCI (Kansas City airport)

1 out of 10

National

7.9

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

9.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.9

Value for money

7.9

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648 Madrid Ave

+1 844 868 8502

Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
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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

Easirent

4.7

Mediocre

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1 Nassau Cir, Kansas City, , USA Missouri

+1 914 368 0091

Monday07:00 - 18:30
Tuesday07:00 - 18:30
Wednesday07:00 - 18:30
Thursday07:00 - 18:30
Friday07:00 - 18:30
Saturday08:00 - 22:00
Sunday08:00 - 22:00
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907 travelers who rented a car in Kansas City Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.2

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Most popular agency

Dollar

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

$61/day

Good deal

$48/day