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Cheap car rentals in Missouri

Full-size SUV$43/day
Pickup truck$34/day
Premium SUV$37/day
Supplier choice$30/day
Intermediate SUV$33/day
Compact SUV$38/day
Standard SUV$39/day
Luxury SUV$58/day
Open air all terrain$97/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car in Missouri

  • Characterized by the spectacular Ozark Mountains, as well as lakes, caves, and the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, there are tons of things to see and do in the Show-Me state. Whether you are traveling for business or leisure, Missouri car rental services give you the opportunity to travel around the state at your convenience. Before you make any moves, you need to familiarize yourself with the rules of the road in Missouri. Both the driver and front-seat passenger must wear seatbelts while driving in the state. All children under four years old must be buckled in a safety seat with an appropriate security system. Driving under the influence is a serious offense in Missouri, with penalties varying from license suspension to fines, and even jail terms for repeat offenders.
  • Winters come with heavy precipitation and snow in Missouri, and road conditions may not be ideal when cold weather strikes, especially in the cities. Thus, it is important that you rent a car equipped for the weather you expect to encounter. Exercising caution on the road while driving is vital, and where possible, consider avoiding driving altogether when weather conditions are too extreme. Also, keep in mind that in cities like St. Louis, different areas have their own approach to dealing with snow. Some roads may be plowed to remove the snow, making streets narrower. Some areas might salt their roads to maintain drivability.
  • Missouri is not known for having many toll roads. In fact, the only toll road in the state is the Lake of the Ozarks Community Bridge. If you plan to drive on this toll road, you should know that you’ll need to have cash ready for the payment. Credit cards and tag transponders are not accepted on this toll road. Traffic jams can intensify on Missouri roads, especially in the major cities during peak hours (7:00 - 9:00 am and 5:00 - 7:00 pm). You might want to avoid the cities during these peak hours.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Missouri for $51 or less
  • Book your rental car in Missouri at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Missouri are around 15% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Standard rental cars in Missouri are around 3% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Missouri

  • Should I rent a car in Missouri?

    Whether you’re traveling to Missouri for work or fun, Missouri car-rental companies make it easy to pick the perfect set of wheels for your travel. With your rental car, you can move around and accomplish your goals at your own pace and pleasure without having to fork out money on ride services or stressing over which bus or train connections to make. Car rental services are available online through KAYAK; you can use KAYAK’s search engine to compare various car-rental deals and get the best deal for your money. You can make your reservation online from the convenience of your home.

  • What is driving like in Missouri?

    It is unlikely that you’ll find perfect road conditions all year round. It’s estimated that up to 23 percent of Missouri roads are in poor shape. Therefore, it’s important that you exercise caution when driving in the state. Winter can be an especially difficult time to drive in Missouri, since Missouri sees its share of snow. Always make sure that the vehicle you’re planning to rent is equipped with a first-aid kit, small shovel, small sack of sand to use for traction if your vehicle becomes stuck, necessary medications, and sleeping bags. You may have to supply some or all of these items yourself.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Missouri?

    As in many other US states, you must be at least twenty one years of age to rent a car in Missouri. Some car-rental companies also require renters under twenty five to pay a surcharge when renting a car. Find out your car-rental company’s policy on special fees, as well as the fee amounts. Besides meeting the age requirement, you will also be required to provide a valid driver’s license as well as proof of insurance when you rent a car. You may need to provide additional proof of ID—usually a valid passport is sufficient—if you’re a foreign national or other non-citizen.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Missouri?

    On average a rental car in Missouri costs $53 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Missouri?

    Standard (Kia Sorento or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Missouri.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Missouri?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Avis ($30/day), Hertz ($31/day) and Budget ($33/day).

  • What is the best rental car company in Missouri?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Missouri are Alamo (8.8, 179 reviews), Enterprise Rent-A-Car (7.3, 190 reviews), and Dollar (7.3, 129 reviews).

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Missouri?

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

  • Where should I rent a car in Missouri?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to rent a car in Missouri are St. Louis (48% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Missouri), Kansas City (45%) and Joplin (2%).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Missouri?

    On average a rental car in Missouri costs $464 per week ($66 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Missouri?

    On average a rental car in Missouri costs $1,990 per month ($66 per day).

Car rental locations in Missouri

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  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car rental locations in Missouri

    40 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Missouri

    17 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Missouri

    17 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Missouri

    12 Locations

  • easirent

    Easirent car rental locations in Missouri

    6 Locations

  • payless

    Payless car rental locations in Missouri

    4 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car rental locations in Missouri

    3 Locations

  • national

    National car rental locations in Missouri

    3 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in Missouri

    3 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car rental locations in Missouri

    2 Locations

  • eaglerac

    Eagle Rent A Car car rental locations in Missouri

    1 Location

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car rental locations in Missouri

    1 Location

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