Car rental at Kansas City Airport

Car rental at Kansas City Airport

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Kansas City, MO - Kansas City
Oct 28 — Nov 4
Same drop-off
Kansas City, MO - Kansas City
Thu 10/28
Noon
Thu 11/4
Noon

Cheap car rentals in Kansas City Airport

Economy$51/day
Compact$51/day
Intermediate$61/day
Standard$63/day
Full-size$63/day
Minivan$84/day
Full-size SUV$104/day
Premium$85/day
Luxury$92/day
Premium SUV$97/day
Supplier choice$53/day
Intermediate SUV$66/day
Standard SUV$95/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Kansas City Airport car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Alamo
Best rated
8.9 Excellent (259 reviews)
1 location in Kansas City Airport
Alamo
Locations in Kansas City Airport
  • 9
  • 9.1
  • 9
  • 8.7
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
3.9 MediocreJul 26 2021
I would hardly call the car we rented an SUV…. And they charged us an extra $24.99/day for the “SUV” upgrade. Total cost for four days was iced $600 to rent a car that barely went over 55 mph. Such a racket.
5.9 OkayJul 6 2021
The wait at pickup was much longer than it had to be - there was only 1 person at the counter and one or two people directing people to cars, and the inventory/lot management was inadequate. Alamo didn't have the reserved vehicle (minivan) and had to substitute a full-size SUV, which took 20+ minutes to find - there was a wait at the counter (despite a light crowd) and at the lot (where one poor guy was running all over the lot trying to find cars to match with customers).
10.0 ExcellentJun 15 2021
Nice car
10.0 ExcellentJun 8 2021
The friendliness, and politeness of the staff.Nothing
10.0 ExcellentJan 25 2021
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.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 GoodOct 14 2020
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 ExcellentSep 21 2020
Everything!! The car was clean, customer service was very clear and nice to work with during the process.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 OkayAug 24 2020
The staff was nice, but there were not enough so wait times were longI 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 ExcellentAug 18 2020
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.
10.0 ExcellentAug 11 2020
Very smooth and efficient process from start to finish.
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Rated #2
Dollar
8.1 Excellent (122 reviews)
1 location in Kansas City Airport
Dollar
Locations in Kansas City Airport
  • 8.4
  • 8.1
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
7.9 GoodOct 11 2021
Hertz is managing Dollar and the signage was really poor.
1.9 HorribleAug 31 2021
Nothing
5.9 OkayAug 23 2021
You chose an average car, you get an average car. Site lures you with the appearance of low prices available and then there aren't any. And on top of that there are fees that aren't revealed until you pick the car up and again when you drop it off. Like a +200.00 supposedly refundable damage deposit even though you paid for the add on insurance already. And an additional +100.00 for other stuff that was supposed to have been paid for when you paid the final fee at pick up. We won't recommend or use either Kayak or Dollar again
10.0 ExcellentAug 16 2021
Best rental car and service!
1.9 HorribleAug 8 2021
Very disappointed with your co and dollars, 1.when I set the pick up time , your co didn’t match my Schedule until I print out the paper then found wrong pick and drop off time I call your co and dollars to change back what I suppose to ,they and your co can not change for me , my freight delay till 1100 pm , when I am arrival at the airport, office close at 10 . I can not pick up the car till next day , I have to rent a car from Avis pay $125 one days extra and waste my time , I have drive back to airport next day to return the car and pick up from dollar rent a car , I will never use your co and dollars any more . Never paid in advance again , never gog this bad experience of my life before , no more again. I didn’t know your co same is Priceline the same group, if I know I will not use your co to do business. .your group can not trusted.
1.9 HorribleJul 31 2021
When I arrived to pick up the car , no body was available at the counter and they were closed.
10.0 ExcellentJun 26 2021
staff was friendly, process was quick
10.0 ExcellentJun 7 2021
Agent talked so fast I felt chaotic leaving with car. Turning in car seems too quick too. I don’t travel too much and I also value having a non-rushed conversation with a human being. Confused was my general feeling at dollar, but overall happy.
10.0 ExcellentMay 13 2021
Lower cost on child seats.
10.0 ExcellentMay 3 2021
The staff was friendly and the car was ready and clean.Nothing
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Rated #3
Hertz
7.9 Good (111 reviews)
1 location in Kansas City Airport
Hertz
Locations in Kansas City Airport
  • 8.1
  • 8
  • 7.9
  • 8
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
1.9 HorribleSep 29 2021
The pick up desk was closed when we arrived at our correct time of 9:00 pm. With a note we could get our car the next morning.
1.9 HorribleAug 23 2021
It was my first time renting a car, and nothing was explained to me. The process was confusing, I was not told how to choose a car and to only choose a car that had a sticker seal on the door. I had to figure it out myself. The Kansas City location at the airport did not document pre-existing damage to the car I chose and the Houston location tried to make me pay for the damage even though I had my own pictures to prove it. The Houston location also made me pay extra to detail the car due to THREE dog hairs on the floor that transferred from my luggage. The Houston staff member that checked me out was unfriendly, pushy and unprofessional. I will never, I repeat never, use Hertz again. I will be warning everyone I know about my experience.
7.9 GoodAug 12 2021
The car smelled really smoky.
5.9 OkayJul 28 2021
The vehicle was well maintained and clean. The attendant was pleasant; however, the seemingly obligatory up-sell pitch was there particularly in regards to the damage waiver. Damage waivers started at $49 and went up to $69 depending on the level. I purchased a damage waiver from a competitor a week earlier and paid $11. Overall the vehicle was good, easily accessed and turned in and customer service was good.
1.9 HorribleJul 12 2021
Lady at front desk was really rude and not helpful at all, never trying to rent a car from Hertz again.
1.9 HorribleJul 11 2021
Hertz closed before our flight arrived leaving me, my wife and our two small children stranded at the Kansas City Airport. Two other group of travelers were also stranded, even after calling to confirm Hertz would be open to accommodate our flight delay. Fortunately, Avis was still open and had cars available. I’m done renting from Hertz.
6.0 GoodJun 7 2021
Staff was fine. The line was super long. Drop off box in Manhattan, KS was hard to find.Hertz accused me of stealing my rental car. They have currently doubled charged me.
10.0 ExcellentApr 11 2021
Easy in and outLower price
10.0 ExcellentApr 5 2021
easy to book and pick great price
2.0 MediocreMar 14 2021
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.
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Rated #4
Avis
8.5 Excellent (69 reviews)
1 location in Kansas City Airport
Avis
Locations in Kansas City Airport
  • 9
  • 8.8
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
1.9 HorribleSep 20 2021
Rented me a car with worn out tires. Noisy bearings and steering shake at 65 mph. Tried to charge me for gas. I showed agent my tank indicator and receipt.. claimed her computer was down and could not fix. Still waiting on resolution.
10.0 ExcellentJun 27 2021
Local olathe staffHave the selected vehicle reserved on site
10.0 ExcellentMay 23 2021
Fast picking up, well maintained vehicle, easy drop off!Nothing
2.0 MediocreDec 20 2020
Pickup was easyAfter 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
8.0 ExcellentNov 30 2020
There was old trash in the glove compartment
2.0 MediocreApr 21 2020
NothingAvis staff would not rent a car to me. Had to go next door and rent from budget rental cars. They were fantastic, with no issues.
10.0 ExcellentJan 24 2020
Great, friendly peopleNothing
10.0 ExcellentOct 7 2019
Staff was very friendly!
7.2 GoodJul 25 2019
The staff was very friendly. I give them a thumbs up. The car they gave me was excellent.Since they did not have the Ford Escape that I reserved, they gave me a Ford Edge but did not mention an upgrade fee. I'm a Preferred Avis renter and figured they are just giving me a better car. Anyhow when I return the vehicle, I get hit with the higher fee and gas charge.
6.4 GoodApr 23 2019
Waited with a handful of other people for an hour at 1am to get our cars. Reservation system runs on DOS. Dot matrix printer kept jamming. Got charged the wrong rate. Fuel tank wasn't full on pickup. Exit attendant said he noted it. Got charged for fuel service anyway when I brought it back at same
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Rated #5
Thrifty
7.7 Good (73 reviews)
1 location in Kansas City Airport
Thrifty
Locations in Kansas City Airport
  • 7.7
  • 8
  • 7.5
  • 7.6
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreNov 12 2020
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 MediocreJul 7 2020
Was not able to travel.
6.8 GoodJun 6 2020
Staff was very friendly and helpful. Pick up and drop off simple and quick.The car was dirty. Nothing gross just dusty some dirt inside and out.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 19 2020
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 ExcellentFeb 18 2020
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.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 MediocreJan 28 2020
First car was very dirty, the staff just said it was the best they could do...
6.0 GoodDec 2 2019
Staff was pleasant when picking up car.The Car smelled strongly of Body odor. There was no staff when I returned the car. At 5 PM.
9.2 ExcellentNov 11 2019
Staff was very friendly. Car was in great shape and had numerous bells and whistles that made the trip very enjoyable.Two issues - The pick up location needs better marking to locate the cars. Better signage and directions. Other issue is the deposit. Not disclosed on initial paperwork. A $200 hold on my credit card put serious financial strain on an otherwise simple process. What does the $200 signify? Not enough to cover any significant costs. So why have it? It just leaves the consumer with $200 less available credit for a trip.
10.0 ExcellentOct 14 2019
Getting to Thrifty from the airport was easy. Also, the people behind the counter were super nice and helpful.Nothing.
10.0 ExcellentAug 10 2019
Fast pickup. Friendly staff. Great prices.Access for people not flying in (1% of their business I presume)
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Rated #6
Budget
7.4 Good (63 reviews)
1 location in Kansas City Airport
Budget
Locations in Kansas City Airport
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
  • 7.2
  • 7.2
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
3.9 MediocreSep 28 2021
The staff at checkin was very friendly and apologetic, but the first two cars that they assigned to me had dead batteries. I had to walk across the large parking lot several times to get a new vehicle.
10.0 ExcellentAug 18 2021
Budget thy give me what I won't
1.9 HorribleJul 31 2021
The person at the counter was rude and I got then feeling that she was trying to find an excuse not to rent. When she said that they would put a $600 plus hold on a one day rental, I said no thanks, went to the competition (Herts) counter, rented a larger car for half the price and only a $200 hold.
10.0 ExcellentJul 13 2021
Agent assisting at counter was amazing
10.0 ExcellentMay 24 2021
Staf on both ends were great
2.0 MediocreMay 11 2021
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?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 GoodApr 7 2021
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 ExcellentMay 23 2020
Staff was very friendly and quick in the renting process.Nothing
9.6 ExcellentJan 5 2020
Staff was AWESOME!!! So kind and so helpful!!!Lower prices--especially the fees--would be great
2.0 MediocreAug 31 2019
The staff at the pick up location was friendly. But the staff at the drop off location was rude.I rented the car for only one day from Kansas City Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport on 8/30/2019. My rental was $97 and I also paid a pre-paid fee for gas of $35 making my total $133 in total. My account shows budget charged me $300 and an additional $11. Please I need my refund and this to be fixed.
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Rated #7
Enterprise
8.3 Excellent (26 reviews)
1 location in Kansas City Airport
Enterprise
Locations in Kansas City Airport
  • 8.6
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
  • 8.2
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJul 27 2021
I like the fact that they compensated me for another ride because they didn’t have the one I originally reserved. Great customer service!!
10.0 ExcellentJul 6 2021
The staff was incredible; friendly and cooperative (our flight was very late, the time was 11:45pm)The check-in and check-out went like "clockwork". I truly can not think of how it could have gone smoother.
10.0 ExcellentJul 6 2021
The pick up was super simple, the person at the counter was friendly and efficient. Vehicle was waiting for us and the guy in the lot was great. Very friendly helped answer questions about the area and gave us some recommendations. Drop was also simple, they were crazy busy and didn’t miss a beat.The only thing I can think of is letting people know they need 3 forms of ID.
10.0 ExcellentAug 21 2017
Best Service Ever!They upgraded my rental car to any vehicle I wanted on the lot for a bit more money and waived the gas.
10.0 ExcellentMar 5 2017
T-B, BDay BBQ Tour KC-SprinfieldWonderful People.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 GoodFeb 22 2017
My mothers wheelchair did not fit in the back without turning down the seats. So. No extra passengers.
6.8 GoodFeb 3 2017
Not promised what they told usFriendly. .... we thought we were stuck in Missouri ice storm after flight canceled.Promised a price w gas coverage. Next day get phone csllsvonly to argue with them about price.
10.0 ExcellentNov 29 2016
Being able to pick out which minivan we wanted.Having to pick up at the airport.
4.8 OkayNov 27 2016
Was overcharged significantly, and had to get it fThe 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 billAt 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
10.0 ExcellentNov 23 2016
Thanks It was fast and easy. ..the service techs were friendly and very helpful. The staff and care were fantastic
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Rated #8
Payless
7.2 Good (24 reviews)
1 location in Kansas City Airport
Payless
Locations in Kansas City Airport
  • 7.4
  • 7
  • 7.3
  • 7.1
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJun 16 2021
The poor woman who was working there was very sympathetic, and she clearly did not agree with her companies' policies.EVERYTHING! This was the WORST experience I've ever had with a car rental company! I rented this car for an out of state trip, and when I got to the airport, I was told that without an airline ticket, I could only take the car into four states with a 100 miles LIMIT per day! I was also told I needed to provide a utility bill, a pay stub, and pay a $500 deposit! What!??!?!?! Thank goodness for Avis who gave me a REAL rental car! Serves me right for trying to save a few dollars - it was NOT worth the hassle, and I will NEVER use Payless Rental Car again - EVER!
2.0 MediocreJun 3 2021
They did not even let me rent a car with a one way ticket. Had to go somewhere else.
8.0 ExcellentJun 1 2021
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 OkayMay 31 2021
Staff was fineCharging a full day for 2 extra hours is highway robbery
6.0 GoodApr 12 2021
Helpful staff who was patient, kind, and helpful.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 ExcellentApr 12 2021
Staff was friendly. No line at pickup. Everything went smoothly and the process was easy.The car had manual crank windows and manual locks. I didn't even know cars that basic still existed.
10.0 ExcellentNov 23 2020
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.Tge staff was very friendly accommodating and efficient. Would not hesitate to rent again from Payless car rental at MCI (Kansas City airport)
6.4 GoodJul 1 2020
Staff was easy to work withI wanted to change the dates of my pickup but because I was getting it at a discounted price I couldn't change anything or get a refund
2.0 MediocreJan 11 2017
Accepts reservations for times they know they areThey left the tv on when they left so I was entertained while trying to make other arrangementsMade the reservation so that I could drive 60 miles from the airport to a funeral. My flight landed at 9:45pm and I had reserved for 10pm. Arrived at the rental location at 10:05 to find that they had completely closed at 10 and were nowhere to be found.
10.0 ExcellentDec 19 2016
Perfect and easy rental
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Rated #9
National
5.8 Okay (8 reviews)
1 location in Kansas City Airport
National
Locations in Kansas City Airport
  • 6.2
  • 6.2
  • 5.7
  • 6.2
  • 5.9
Recent reviews
3.9 MediocreAug 2 2021
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.
6.0 GoodNov 28 2018
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 ExcellentOct 28 2015
Very efficient process for pickup and return. Car model (Ford Focus) was somewhat noisy on the highway, but good overall.Some trash was left in the car from the previous renter. Nothing terrible however. Candy wrapper and some used paper.
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Sunnycars
2 locations in Kansas City Airport
Sunnycars
Locations in Kansas City Airport
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Easirent
1 location in Kansas City Airport
Easirent
Locations in Kansas City Airport
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755 travelers who rented a car in Kansas City Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.2

Car rental locations at Kansas City Airport

Good to know

Most popular agency

Thrifty

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

$53/day

Good deal

$41/day

Top tips for renting a car at Kansas City Airport

  • 25% of our users found rental cars at Kansas City Airport for $48 or less
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FAQs about renting a car at Kansas City Airport

  • On average a rental car at Kansas City Airport costs $64 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($52/day) and Dollar ($54/day).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies at Kansas City Airport are Alamo (8.9, 259 reviews), Avis (8.5, 69 reviews), and Dollar (8.1, 122 reviews).

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